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Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partner to provide career pathway program
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 08:00 pm
Niagara University has partnered with Niagara Memorial Medical Center to strategically elevate workforce opportunities through the establishment of paid work opportunities at the hospital.
National Wedding Planning Day: AAA experts take stress out of destination weddings & honeymoon planning
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:35 pm
Wednesday, March 1, is National Wedding Planning Day! What better time to begin the planning process? From wedding insurance to bridal registries, AAA experts have a wealth of knowledge to share with couples planning their big day.
Election 2023: Chrissy Casilio announces campaign for Erie County executive
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 05:20 pm
Lifelong Erie County resident, small business owner and community leader Chrissy Casilio announced her campaign for Erie County Executive on Monday.
WNY Vaccine Hound to shut down Feb. 28 after two-year run of success
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 05:00 pm
The WNY Vaccine Hound website, developed by the University at Buffalo, is shutting down at month's end after a nearly two-year presence online that helped tens of thousands of people get COVID-19 vaccinations, especially in the early rollout stages of the immunization campaign when the vaccine was still relatively scarce in the face of overwhelming demand.
State Parks plans improvements to Artpark
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 11:00 am
At Tuesday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting, trustees approved the prepared State Environmental Quality Review Act Environmental Assessment Form for the development plans for Artpark State Park improvements.
Village of Lewiston reminds residents of short-term rental deadline
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 10:15 am
At Tuesday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, it was announced only about nine short-term rental site owners have completed the process now required to run a temporary lodging site in the residential zoned districts. That's out of almost 50 locations identified during a recent canvassing associated with new municipal laws.
Lewiston Boy Scout looks to install flag collection station at Red Brick
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 10:15 am
Lewiston residents may soon have a new place to properly discard their flags.
6 weekend road trip essentials
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 07:00 am
The open road beckons many people, inspiring everything from extensive adventures to short weekend jaunts. Whether a road trip lasts a few weeks or a few days, certain items should be packed along for the ride to ensure safety and convenience.
Start your genealogy journey
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 07:00 am
Genealogy fascinates much of the general public. The number of people learning more about their families and heritage through genealogy increases year to year. According to FamilyTree.com, genealogy is the second only to gardening as the most popular hobby in the United States.
'VillaCon: The Second Edition' is March 25
Mon, Feb 20th 2023 07:00 am
For the second consecutive year, Villa Maria College will host "VillaCon," a one-day convention featuring gaming, cosplay, animation, film, vendors and artists. This year's con will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 25, on Villa Maria's campus, located at 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo. Last year's inaugural event drew more than 500 people from across Western New York, and the college expects this year's event to attract even more people.
From 'Hell's Kitchen' to Savor Restaurant: Chef Bobby Anderson heats up Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 04:30 pm
Savor Restaurant, located within the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, will host guest chef Bobby Anderson on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. Teaming up with the college to celebrate Black History Month, Chef Bobby will prepare a four-course meal titled "A soul food extravaganza," which promises to satiate your mind and your appetite.
Ice at Canalside open during Presidents' Day week
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:10 pm
With several school districts closed next week, it is a prime opportunity to take advantage of the final days of the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. The Ice at Canalside will be open for skating, curling, bumper cars and fun every day through Sunday, Feb. 26.
Aquarium of Niagara's new exhibit bolstered by $100,000 'Project C' funding
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:10 pm
National Grid is providing $100,000 to support the Aquarium of Niagara's innovative "Great Lakes 360" project, which will add 15 new Great Lakes-focused exhibits and expand the cultural attraction's City of Niagara Falls campus. Construction is now underway at the former Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and anticipated to be completed in 2024.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grant
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant application period is open, with a deadline of 5 p.m. March 17.
'Big R': Ransomville Speedway releases 2023 schedule
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Ransomville Speedway has officially released the 2023 schedule of events. From fan favorites to national and regional touring series, "The Big R" is the place to be on Friday nights.
Why is blue cheese served with wings?
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:50 am
New evidence uncovered by The Buffalo History Museum might explain why The Anchor Bar chose to serve blue cheese and celery with its first plates of wings nearly six decades ago.
Readers select Judi's Lounge, Duff's & Imperial Pizza as 'WNY's Best'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications once again held a "Best Wings" contest during the course of the football season - this time adding in two more food categories. The votes are in, and here's more about the winners:
Love is in the mist: Science behind 'Honeymoon Capital of the World'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 10:30 am
Buffalo may be the "City of Good Neighbors" but, just north in Niagara Falls, couples have been meeting, marrying and honeymooning for at least over 200 years. It was future U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr's daughter who put Niagara Falls on the map as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World," but the real reason why coupling may be occurring against the backdrop of a world wonder may have more to do with science than beautiful scenery.
Town of Niagara Recreation Department staffing battle lines drawn
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 10:25 am
Town of Niagara officials are debating how much to pay Recreation Department staff for the upcoming summer season.
NFMMC's black-tie gala, The Premier, returns
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:10 am
For the 18th time, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) will host its signature black-tie gala, The Premier, on April 29 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The annual event, which traditionally attracts over 900 guests from Western New York, raises funds for NFMMC and its services.
AAA advises drivers to visit the car wash amid milder temps
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
Salt, snow, and ice can wreak havoc on your car. In fact, a buildup of salt on your vehicle can lead to rusting or corrosion. This is especially true if there are scratches or dents where the paint has come off. Regularly scheduled car washing can help. With warmer temperatures in the forecast, AAA is reminding area motorists to visit the car wash, which is of utmost importance every winter.
Higgins' amendment would end COVID vaccine requirement for Canadians crossing into US by land
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has submitted an amendment, under consideration this week, which would end the requirement for showing proof of vaccination for Canadians entering the U.S. along land ports of entry.
Higgins, Kilmer, Kelly, Fitzpatrick to cochair bipartisan House cancer caucus
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:00 am
U.S. Reps. and co-chairs of the House Cancer Caucus Brian Higgins (NY-26), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Mike Kelly (PA-16) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) announced the relaunch of the House cancer caucus in the 118th Congress.
Lockport CARES to recognize 'Coldest Night of the Year'
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Lockport CARES is Eastern Niagara's only emergency homeless shelter.
Hochul announces highlights of executive budget
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 11:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday outlined her fiscal year 2024 executive budget.
Michael Franti & Spearhead: 'Big Big Love Tour' set to stop at Artpark Amphitheater June 21
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:55 pm
Michael Franti & Spearhead "Big Big Love Tour" with special guests Tank and the Bangas visit the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3. This concert is presented by Funtime and Artpark.
Barenaked Ladies, 'Last Summer on Earth' returning to Artpark Amphitheater July 11
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:45 pm
Barenaked Ladies are hitting the road again this summer. The "Last Summer On Earth 2023" with special guests Five for Fighting and Del Amitri visits the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 11.
SkillsUSA students help out shelter dogs for community service project
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:15 am
Three SkillsUSA members, who also happen to be in the animal science program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, chose to do a thoughtful community service project for our furry friends.
Community remembers Jerry Wolfgang
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:05 am
Long-time Lewiston resident Jerald I. Wolfgang, age 84, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at his Lewiston home. He was a prominent face in education, economic development, political and community affairs in Niagara County over past decades.
PHOTOS: 'Disney on Ice' skater reflects on a lifetime of dreams and stories
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:00 am
Mario Castro has been an athlete, a soldier, and an actor in his native Brazil. And, for the past 27 years, he has performed as a skater with "Disney on Ice."
Dave Matthews Band booked for Darien Lake appearance
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 04:45 pm
Coinciding with the launch of their U.S. summer tour, Dave Matthews Band will release "Walk Around The Moon" - their 10th studio album and the follow-up to their chart-topping 2018 album, "Come Tomorrow" - on May 19. Most of the album's 12 original songs were recorded with producer Rob Evans, including the first single, "Madman's Eyes," which was released today.
New York Farm Bureau releases 2023 state legislative priorities
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:40 pm
New York Farm Bureau released its 2023 state legislative priorities during a press call Tuesday that addressed the needs and challenges of the state's diverse agricultural community. NYFB President David Fisher and Public Policy Director Jeff Williams highlighted the major issues based on member approved public policy positions.
AccuWeather: Major storm with severe weather in south and heavy snow Midwest to Northeast
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:15 pm
AccuWeather meteorologists warn that a combination of heavy snow poorly timed with the morning or evening commute in many metropolitan areas can snarl traffic, lead to dangerous travel conditions and even highway chaos - with the risk for some roads and highways to be nearly impassable, at least a time if numerous vehicle crashes occur.
Gather by Gallo, Hustler's Tavern: Lewiston restaurant sites reopen
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:45 am
Two Lewiston restaurant locations are back in business.
Greenway officials discuss trails, recreation in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Members of the Niagara River Greenway Commission held a lengthy get-together Tuesday afternoon in the Town of Porter. The two-part session included a business meeting that saw discussions on a fitness court in planning for Porter on the Lake Town Park; discussions on Greenway projects such as the Gorge View Trail Systems; and a breakthrough Environmental Ambassador Project utilizing high school students, area colleges and businesses.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on renovated Kiernan Center
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara University celebrated the completion of an $11.5 million renovation project at its Kiernan Recreation Center on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project was funded through a $1 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) matching program, as well as other private donations and university investments.
Legislators Myers, Foti call on governor to rethink climate goals in light of historic blizzard
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 07:55 pm
Niagara County legislators Irene Myers and Shawn Foti have sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul raising serious concerns about New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) scoping plan in light of the December blizzard.
Moe's, A&W restaurants look to open in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 07:00 am
The owner of two local Papa Johns restaurants has announced plans to open two more national chain restaurants in Niagara Falls in time for the upcoming tourist season.
DiNapoli: School district and big city tax levy cap at 2% for second straight year
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:30 am
Property tax levy growth for school districts and the state's biggest cities will be capped at 2%, the same as last year, according to data recently released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
 

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