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Vanessa Williams, 'Elf' with live orchestra, join Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's festive holiday lineup
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 09:25 pm
From a star performance with Vanessa Williams, to the family-friendly film classic "Elf" with live orchestra, to perennial favorites "Classical Christmas" with maestro JoAnn Falletta and Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell's "Jazzy Holiday Pops," Kleinhans will offer musical memory-making for the entire family this holiday season.
New York Power Authority invests $500,000 in Power Vista upgrades
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 08:00 pm
The New York Power Authority invites visitors to rediscover its Power Vista Visitors Center in Lewiston, following an infusion of $500,000 worth of upgrades, including the addition of two new games to add to its roster of multimedia experiences designed to make learning about clean energy fun for all ages.
Niagara Pride holding holiday shopping online auction to fund 2022 programming
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 01:35 pm
Niagara Pride is asking Western New Yorkers and local businesses to help with its 2021 holiday shopping online auction by donating items or services to be part of the event. The auction will start on Black Friday, Nov. 26, and run through Saturday, Dec. 4. All items need to be donated by Nov. 20.
DEC honors veterans with annual 'Free Fishing Day,' Thursday, Nov. 11
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 01:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced New York will honor veterans with the sixth and final "Free Fishing Day" of 2021, on Thursday, Nov. 11. DEC noted, "New York's 'Free Fishing Days' encourage more people to get outdoors each season to enjoy the state's world-class fishing opportunities."
26 Shirts releases 'Breaking Barriers: Val James' in partnership with the Buffalo Sabres
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:00 pm
When Val James suited up for the Sabres for the first time in 1981, he became the first Black American to play in the NHL. Nov. 1 marked the 40th anniversary of James' NHL debut. The Buffalo Sabres will commemorate the milestone during their home game on Saturday, Nov. 6, against the Detroit Red Wings.
Buffalo City Mission launches fall campaign and annual turkey drive
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 08:45 am
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its annual fall fundraising campaign, a significant annual initiative to advance its work in providing critical programs and services for the homeless of Buffalo.
Veterans Day in Niagara County
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 07:30 am
Upcoming Veterans Day observances in northern Niagara County include:
Tops to honor US veterans & active military with an 11% discount this Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 02:10 pm
Tops Friendly Markets recently the company will once again offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11% discount off of their grocery bill this Veterans Day.
Higgins & Restaino: $40,000-plus in federal funding for Niagara Falls Police Department
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced a federal grant totaling $40,648 for the Niagara Falls Police Department. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, the grant supports public safety efforts in the Cataract City.
Holy cow! Halloween brings crowds to Lewiston
Sat, Oct 30th 2021 02:35 pm
These children have got game. More accurately, their parents should be designing shopping catalogs, because the Halloween costume game was legit on Saturday.
Artpark & Company elects officers, reports on 2021 season at annual meeting
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 01:50 pm
Artpark & Company's board of directors announced the election of new officers and directors at the organization's annual meeting held at Park Country Club on Oct. 13.
Lewiston Council on the Arts moving headquarters to Red Brick
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 11:05 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is moving from the "Big Yellow House" on Ridge Street to the top floor of the Red Brick Municipal Building (above the clerk's office) at 145 N. North St.
Niagara Falls 1 of 26 US cities awarded Asphalt Art Grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies
Tue, Oct 26th 2021 05:30 pm
Niagara Falls is one of 26 U.S. cities across the country to be selected to receive a $25,000 Asphalt Art Grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The grant application was submitted by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) in partnership with the City of Niagara Falls.
Fall back into safety - change your clocks, check your smoke alarms
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:50 pm
As New Yorkers prepare for the end of Daylight Saving Time, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding all New Yorkers to check the batteries and test their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have their batteries replaced.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame reaching out to community
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:10 pm
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame partnered with Music To Remember WNY, Bridget's Battle Foundation and WNY Drummers for Homeless People for a "3 For a Cause" fundraising event over the summer. The response and community outreach was so great, these organizations have decided to keep their music and mission flowing.
Old Fort Niagara hosts French Heritage Days
Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara celebrates the Niagara Region's French heritage with two days of special programming designed to highlight the early French occupation of the area.
Niagara County legislators Wydysh & Myers to bring 3-D screening mammography to Village of Lewiston
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Niagara County legislators Becky Wydysh and Irene Myers announced Windsong Radiology will bring its mobile 3-D screening mammography unit to the Village of Lewiston on Saturday, Nov. 6.
It's a girl! Buffalo Zoo welcomes new female rhino calf
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 03:40 pm
At 3:29 a.m. Saturday, the Buffalo Zoo's greater one-horned rhino, Tashi, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. This is Tashi's fifth calf, but the first with previous male George, who formerly lived at the venue but now resides at another Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited facility.
LCA's 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald' returns to BBC
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:40 pm
At 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, the Lewiston Council on the Arts will present the eighth "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston.
Updated Buffalo Niagara Convention Center puts out welcome mat for new business
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center has a fresh new look following the completion of $1.2 million in lobby improvements, including new flooring, lighting and technology that transform the facility's lobby into a more accessible and tech-friendly space.
ECHDC board authorizes construction contracts for Terminal B renovations project on Outer Harbor
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Tuesday and authorized construction contracts totaling $13 million for the Terminal B renovations project on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The project will create a new outdoor events center and surrounding open space by rehabilitating a vacant structure and utilizing existing parking, while reclaiming seven acres of contaminated property to open additional public access with new lake views.
USAN approves Destination Niagara USA as new manager of Conference Center, Old Falls Street
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 12:05 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Tuesday and authorized Destination Niagara USA as manager of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, beginning in January 2022.
Cynthia Pegado's 'Art Moves Me' awarded grant
Mon, Oct 11th 2021 04:40 pm
A local therapeutic dance program for people with Parkinson's disease has been awarded a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation.
Leaders in Niagara Falls stress 'urgent need' to reopen US border to Canadians
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 09:45 pm
Business and community leaders in Niagara Falls are calling on the U.S. government to reopen its land border to Canadians.
With high patient volumes at local emergency departments, ECDOH & local hospitals remind residents of alternatives
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:25 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and its division of emergency medical services are monitoring emergency department census reports from hospitals and ambulance traffic in Erie County. Local emergency departments are experiencing high volumes and longer-than-usual wait times.
Phone calls to change: NCSO reminds residents of new 10-digit dialing transition
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:20 am
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti, along with the Niagara County Police Chiefs, remind residents the 10-digit dialing transition is approaching.
Niagara Aquarium Foundation elects new chairwoman to board of trustees
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
The Niagara Aquarium Foundation has elected Christine Lorenz as chairwoman of the board of trustees. Lorenz was elected to the board in 2016 and has served as the vice chair and the chair of both the nominations and partnership committees.
Hochul proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announced $6.5 million in funding that will allow state-licensed service providers to offer survivors of domestic violence and their families with options for assistance and support, instead of relying on shelter-based services, and that will also enhance prevention programs.
Ransomville Speedway to host awards banquet Dec. 4
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
Ransomville Speedway will officially close the books on the 2021 season with the annual awards banquet on Saturday, Dec. 4. The event will take place at the Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 hall, located at 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Enter NFP's new pumpkin-carving contest
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 10:50 am
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or kookiest pumpkin designs can win you a great grandprize in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
Erie County Department of Health announces school-based COVID-19 testing programs
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:05 pm
With support from approximately $18.5 million in federal funding, the Erie County Department of Health is coordinating COVID-19 testing for K-12 students and school staff.
Starbucks opens at Lewiston Tops
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 05:20 pm
Starbucks debuted inside DiMino Lewiston Tops on Monday. The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for owner Anthony DiMino and his staff.
Niagara University hosting 'Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art'
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:15 pm
A viewing of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence will serve as the centerpiece of an event Sept. 30 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum called "Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art."
Hochul announces COVID-19 booster doses for eligible New Yorkers
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a "robust" implementation of booster doses into the state's COVID-19 vaccination program, ensuring what her team called "an efficient, equitable and effective distribution of booster doses to eligible New Yorkers statewide."
Hochul partners with Buffalo Bills, New York Giants & New York Jets to support vaccinations
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an integrated media and vaccine incentive program in partnership with all three New York professional football teams to support vaccinations among currently unvaccinated New Yorkers.
'Pedal for Polio' set for Oct. 2
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 07:15 pm
Rotary members in Western New York and Southern Ontario will participate in the second annual "Dr. Ron Mergl Memorial Pedal for Polio" on Saturday, Oct. 2. Bicyclists, other participants, donors and sponsors will unite in America and Canada to raise funds to assist in Rotary International's goal of completely eradicating polio.
Ice rink returning to Village of Lewiston
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 10:30 am
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink will return to Academy Park this winter, just in time for the holidays.
What is 'Lewiston Jeopardy!' fun-raises for HAL?
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 11:55 am
The newly remodeled Brickyard Brewing Company was the scene, Saturday night, for the return of "Lewiston Jeopardy!" - a beer and pizza fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston. Fans filled the second-floor banquet room to watch four rounds of questions (plus the all-important final question) while also competing for raffle tickets and other prizes during the "commercials." This event - canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting gatherings - raised more than $1,000 for HAL.
Higgins: Multimillion-dollar grant supports Niagara Falls School District's 'cradle-to-career'
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced the Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) was awarded a federal grant totaling over $2.1 million annually for five years. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs to give the city's children a strong foundation for success.
CAO of WNY awarded $10 million-plus in Head Start funding for Niagara County
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) has been awarded a five-year grant by the Office of Head Start to provide Head Start programming in Niagara County. CAO said it has a well-established reputation for enhancing the lives of children and families through its comprehensive child and family development program, which serves infants, toddlers, pregnant women, preschools, and their families.
 

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