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Independent Health Foundation distributing free school supplies in underserved communities
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
It's time to start getting ready for school! Free school supplies, including paper, notebooks, folders, pencils, glue sticks, crayons and markers, will be distributed by the Independent Health Foundation, while supplies last, at four locations in underserved communities.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding cornhole fundraiser
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County will host a cornhole fundraiser, "Cornhole for a Cause," from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Davison Road Inn, 383 Davison Road, Lockport. Proceeds from the sales will go toward programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis and their families in Niagara County.
Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church celebrates a century of faith & service in LaSalle neighborhood of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
"Serving Christ and Community since 1922" is the theme of the Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church 100th anniversary celebration event to be held Saturday, July 23, for membership and friends from the community. The church opened in 1922 and continues to serve at that very same location today. The land for the church was part of a fruit tree farm and was donated by the family of the late Jonathan Bowen.
French and Indian War encampment special event at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:50 am
"Soldiers of the Revolution," a living history event scheduled for July 23-24 at Old Fort Niagara, moves beyond the walls of the fort to examine the wider American Revolution on the New York frontier.
Sanborn Lewiston Farm Fest returns July 23-24
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:00 am
The Sanborn Historical Society invites residents to check out the return of the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Fest, taking place Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, on the grounds of the Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston cuts ribbon on new playground
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 08:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston celebrated its new inclusive playground Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Marilyn Toohey Park behind the Red Brick Municipal Building. Since the site opened earlier this summer, it has been a popular location for families with small children. The splash pad has been particularly busy.
New COVID-19 treatment public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers who test positive
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign on treatment options for people who test positive for the coronavirus and have symptoms. The approximately $1 million awareness campaign will run in English and Spanish across TV, radio and digital media, encouraging New Yorkers to test early for COVID-19 and treat it as soon as possible if they test positive.
Buffalo History Museum hosts 'Party on the Portico' this Friday
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
The Buffalo History Museum's summer concert series, "Party on the Portico," returns this Friday, from 5:30-10 p.m., with headlining band Grosh.
Decreasing oil prices push gas prices lower
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.68, down 13 cents from last Monday, and down 12 cents since reported last Tuesday. One year ago, the price was $3.14. The New York state average is $4.80, down 9 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.20.
Heart, Love & Soul hosting 17th annual recognition dinner
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 07:00 am
Heart, Love & Soul will hold its 17th annual recognition dinner at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Niagara University, with a plated dinner and live auction. The event is a celebration of the achievements of HLS, a hunger relief and social services nonprofit in Niagara Falls, as well as recognizing the organizations and people that have been instrumental in its success.
Village of Lewiston starts new fiscal year with organizational meeting
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston held its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday. Prior to setting appointments for the next fiscal year, Mayor Anne Welch and trustees Vic Eydt and Tina Coppins were sworn into office.
Ryan 'demands answers' from Thruway Authority about Grand Island E-ZPass 'errors'
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 09:55 am
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan demanded answers from the New York State Thruway Authority regarding what his team called "a problem many Grand Island residents have been facing with the Thruway Authority and the E-ZPass billing system."
Niagara River Greenway presents 16th annual Paddles Up Niagara
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 09:20 am
The Niagara River Greenway, along with the Town of Grand Island and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, presents Paddles Up Niagara, taking place at Beaver Island State Park on Saturday, July 30.
PHOTOS: Bicentennial picnics, potter's field dedication
Sun, Jul 3rd 2022 03:20 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial celebration continued Sunday with an outdoor community service and old-fashioned picnic at First Presbyterian Church.
PHOTOS: Lewiston bicentennial BPO concert
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
In the afternoon, the Alphonso I. DiMino Memorial Band Shell was dedicated at Academy Park. Following some remarks from Tops owner Anthony DiMino and Mayor Anne Welch, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed in front of a vast crowd.
DCP & State Parks remind people about importance of water safety
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:00 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation remind parents and guardians of the importance of year-round water safety. As the hot weather sets in, many families head to swimming pools, beaches and lakes, but it is imperative to pay special attention to these safety tips to prevent accidents.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Oishei Children's Hospital challenge community to go 'Over the Edge'
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 05:20 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and Oishei Children's Hospital have joined together again for the second year to bring "Over the Edge" - a unique peer-to-peer fundraiser and rappelling event - to Buffalo this fall. Together, they are challenging the community to step up, face their fears, and go over the edge to support programs, research and direct care that provide building blocks for a healthy future.
Ortt announces revolving loan fund for Niagara County
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 05:20 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Monday announced that, with the help of federal representatives, Niagara County has been awarded the Revolving Loan Fund of $3.9 million. These monies will help fund the clean-up process of brownfield projects, ranging from cleaning buildings with asbestos or lead contamination, to assessing and cleaning abandoned properties.
Niagara University to create academic innovation hub at First Congregational Church in Falls
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced that the university is in the process of purchasing the First Congregational Church, at 822 Cleveland Ave., in the bridge district of Niagara Falls.
Niagara Wine Trail celebrates 20 years
Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The grape has deep roots in Niagara County - and thanks to the Niagara Wine Trail, its growing climate and season, the fruit has become an important part of the local tourism industry.
As New Yorkers plan their summer vacations, FASNY reminds families to stay safe
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 05:15 pm
With the warm weather rolling in, many New Yorkers are eager to begin traveling and planning their summer vacation. Although most travel restrictions have been lifted ahead of summer, many people are still opting out of long-distance vacations. Many families will still practice "stay-cations," or "stay close-to-home vacations," as they adjust to a more post-pandemic lifestyle.
'Big R': BRP Modified Tour invades Ransomville
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 03:05 pm
The BRP Modified Tour will be making their second-ever visit to the Ransomville Speedway this coming Friday night, June 24. A full Ransomville program will also be in action, featuring the Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
Pride Month in WNY wraps up with 'Niagara Falls Pride: A Family Fun Day'
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 01:15 pm
Niagara Pride is hosting "Niagara Falls Pride: A Family Fun Day" on Saturday, June 25. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of its offices and St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 140 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Modern Disposal sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 12:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts announced, "The Lewiston Art Festival will soon be here and we gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our friends at Modern Disposal Services for their sponsorship. Modern's donations and in-kind contributions are invaluable in helping us to present the 'Summer of '69' and 'Blue Monday' concerts, as well. Our gratitude knows no bounds!"
Photos: Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrates Indigenous people, culture
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 10:50 am
Artpark & Company's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrated the indigenous cultures of the Western New York region through storytelling, music, dance, and arts and crafts on Saturday. Guests participated in an inclusive and engaging Native American community gathering, and were entertained by an eclectic lineup of artists performing on multiple stages.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Kelsey Tavern a magnificent marvel
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 10:30 am
The golden age of historical Lewiston came alive from the early-1820s to the late-1830s, when travel through Lewiston was required to get further into the states without hassle. During this period of time, the Kelsey Tavern, on 625 Center St., flourished.
'Thursdays on the Water' announces 2022 summer concert lineup
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 09:05 am
"Thursdays on the Water" returns to North Tonawanda with eight weeks of outdoor concerts starting July 7. Series President Jesse Gooch held a press conference Wednesday at the venue to announce this year's musical acts.
'Party on the Portico' back at Buffalo History Museum
Thu, Jun 16th 2022 07:30 pm
The Buffalo History Museum's summer concert series, "Party on the Portico," returns from 5:30-10 p.m. this Friday, June 17, with headlining band PA Line.
Wired differently: Niagara Falls to honor Nik Wallenda with 'Sculpture in the Sky'
Wed, Jun 15th 2022 07:25 pm
Nik Wallenda will walk over Niagara Falls again. Well, sort of.
More than 251 tons of food distributed through FeedMore WNY during east side emergency response
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 02:30 pm
As the community continues to band together to support Buffalonians in the wake of the May 14 mass shooting, FeedMore WNY would like to acknowledge the continued response efforts and community support for the ongoing emergency food distributions.
'Art of Jazz' season announced
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:45 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall announced the "Art of Jazz" series for the 2022-23 season.
AHLA statement on COVID-19 travel testing requirements
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:10 pm
American Hotel & Lodging Association President AND CEO Chip Rogers released the following statement Friday, after the Biden administration announced it was lifting its requirement for travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the U.S., beginning at midnight Sunday, June 12.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on new home
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 10:45 am
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated the first Saturday in June with a groundbreaking on their newest Habitat for Humanity home in Niagara County, a four-bedroom new build on 61st Street in Niagara Falls.
Gearing up for Lewiston GardenFest
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 05:00 pm
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by Lewiston Garden Club, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. The Center Street festival includes more than 60 vendors selling flowers, plants and handcrafted art and garden essentials, along with a garden walk, speakers, a container garden contest, and more activities throughout the weekend.
Painters Plus: 11th annual Project H.O.P.E announced
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:25 pm
The owner of Painters Plus, Jesse Gooch, created Project H.O.P.E (Helping Others Paint Exteriors) in 2011 as a citywide campaign to help beautify exterior homes for people and families in need.
KeyBank sponsors Chalk Walk Invitational
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 07:00 am
Representatives from KeyBank, Lewiston-Porter High School and Niagara Falls High School recently gathered to talk about the all-new Chalk Walk Invitational that will take place during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 13-14.
Buffalo Irish Festival's 'Heritage Wall' invites families to become permanent part of event history
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 07:00 am
Organizers of the Buffalo Irish Festival have launched a unique fundraiser to raise much-needed capital for the 2022 event, taking place July 29-31 at Buffalo's Outer Harbor. Donors can purchase a personalized stone in the Buffalo Irish Festival "Heritage Wall," what organizers call "a timeless display that will be on view at the event for years to come."
Lewiston Museum debuts new take on historic post office
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 08:10 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston has a brand-new exhibit at the Lewiston Museum - with a centerpiece thought to be lost to the village burning in December 1813.
Ransomville: Fillmore Chapel celebrates 200; Flag Day Parade returns
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
The month of June opens with some interesting happenings to check out in Ransomville.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Read about Raby Farm
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
As you read this, we are just one month away from the Lewiston bicentennial celebration. Years in the planning, altered by COVID issues (what hasn't been), but rising over the horizon as we make final preparations.
 

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