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Completion of $7 million mixed-use development in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 09:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced completion of a $7 million project to redevelop a brownfield into affordable housing and retail space in a revitalizing part of north Buffalo. Supported by the Better Buffalo Fund and located in the heart of the Hertel Avenue Business District, the five-story mixed-use building includes ground-floor retail space, residential apartments on the upper floors, and underground parking.
Higgins announces availability of arts grants funded through American Rescue Plan
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the availability of more than $135 million in funding and competitive grants for arts organizations allocated through the American Rescue Plan.
Paddles Up is back on the Niagara
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 07:00 am
Bright and early Saturday, July 31, the public once again has an opportunity to come and enjoy the Niagara River, the great beach at Beaver Island and a chance to paddle a kayak.
Celebrating the most American of freedoms
Sat, Jul 3rd 2021 07:00 am
The 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence knew what they were getting into. As we celebrate the 4th of July 245 years later with flags and fireworks, it's easy to forget that these patriots risked death to give a new nation life.
Elderwood sponsors free 'Blue Mondays' concerts - now back at gazebo
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 11:20 am
"Blue Mondays" are back for 2021 - and returning to the Hennepin Park Gazebo on the corner of Center and South Fourth streets, Lewiston.
Wingfest: 2021 National Buffalo Wing Festival set for Highmark Stadium
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 03:10 pm
The National Buffalo Wing Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer at Highmark Stadium, as the premier food festival once again welcomes chicken wing enthusiasts on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-5.
Artpark presents 'The Power of Niagara' by the Jon Lehrer Dance Co.
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:10 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes "The Power of Niagara" by the Jon Lehrer Dance Co. on Saturday, July 17. The event begins at 8 p.m. on the site of Artpark's recreated Gene Davis "Niagara 1979" painted parking lot.
Buffalo Sabres name Don Granato head coach
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team named Don Granato the 20th head coach in franchise history.
Heat warnings issued: AAA warns motorists of extreme heat & dangers of hot vehicles
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:45 am
With heat warnings issued across the region, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year. While an overwhelming majority of these deaths are accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
Artpark announces 'Free Drum Circles with Stephen Bell'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Artpark & Company announced Free Drum Circles with Stephen Bell as part of the summer season. Performances run 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 3, through Aug. 28, at Artpark's Emerald Grove, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Hibbard's donates to VFW, memorial
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:15 am
Over Memorial Day weekend, Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard held a fundraiser for VFW Downriver Post 7487, which maintains the "Circle of Honor" memorial across the street in Academy Park. Proceeds from the custard cookies - a collaboration between Hibbard's and the Village Bake Shoppe - will go toward upkeep at the tribute to Lewiston veterans.
ESD: Buffalo's Torn Space Theater interior renovations completed at its performance space
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the completion of Torn Space Theater's $1.2 million interior and exterior renovation project.
TReC hosts art exhibit in partnership with Community Missions
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Artwork created by individuals living with mental illness will be showcased in a new art gallery located at TReC, the co-working incubator operated by Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute. The exhibit, a partnership between TReC and Community Missions, will be unveiled during an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at TReC, 616 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
Halestorm to perform at Artpark
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 03:20 pm
Halestorm with special guests The Hu & Cory Marks will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series and is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
GardenFest in photos: Festivals make triumphant return
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 09:05 am
After a year without festivals, most concerts and large-scale events in general, the Lewiston Garden Club was the brave organization willing to take the first crack at staging a mass gathering in what we all hope is a post-coronavirus world. GardenFest returned to Center Street over the weekend, and drew attendees looking to bolster their gardens, plant flowers and admire the green thumb of residents who volunteered to show off their prized lawn configurations.
Lewiston Kiwanis welcomes Academy Park updates
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:00 am
Planning continues for the recently announced return of the annual Niagara County Peach Festival, to be held Sept. 9-12 at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
'All that possibility at Academy Park' with bandshell relocation, renovation
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 10:00 am
Standing in front of the relocated Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell on Wednesday morning, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Deputy Mayor Vic Eydt couldn't help but express their excitement for what Academy Park could be, now that its biggest asset is resituated.
Tickets on sale for Disney's 'Frozen,' the hit Broadway musical engagement at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and Shea's Buffalo Theatre, announced tickets to Disney's "Frozen" go on sale Friday, June 18.
Nik Wallenda walks over D'Youville College campus
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
A couple days past the ninth anniversary of his walk across Niagara Falls, "King of the High Wire" Nik Wallenda took to the Western New York sky once more - this time to highlight a new medical resource for Buffalo residents.
Taste of Buffalo nixing paid admission for 2021; Erie County Fair to reopen at full capacity
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:40 pm
Organizers of Erie County's two biggest summer events provided updates on Wednesday.
$105 million in grant funding for nonprofit arts & culturals, artists
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $105 million in critical arts and cultural funding through the New York State Council on the Arts, including a program to reinvigorate near-term live performances that opens for applications Wednesday. The grants will aid in the arts sector's multiyear recovery from COVID-19 and spur the revitalization of New York's creative economy, which fosters $123 billion annually in economic activity and supports more than 500,000 jobs statewide.
Aquarium of Niagara earns accreditation by Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has earned accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), an international accrediting body for zoos and aquariums that display marine mammals.
UB providing dental care to WNY patients with disabilities through early July
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:25 pm
To deliver crucial dental treatment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, many of whom face immense barriers to oral health care, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has partnered with Arc of Genesee Orleans to provide care to patients with disabilities in Western New York throughout the summer.
As New Yorkers plan their 'staycations' FASNY reminds families to stay safe
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 07:00 am
With the warm weather rolling in, many New Yorkers are eager to begin traveling and planning their summer vacation. Although U.S. travel restrictions are easing as more individuals get vaccinated, 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.
DeGlopper Memorial unveiling 'truly awesome'
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 07:00 am
It was an emotionally charged, patriotic, somber and extremely well-orchestrated military tribute to veterans. The unveiling of a life-sized statue of Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper in his hometown occurred in front of a large crowd with great fanfare on Saturday, June 5.
Revamped New York store, owner one of a kind
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:30 am
Cristina Catalano is a go-getter. Last fall, at the age of 22, she started an online clothing brand - Revamped New York.
Buffalo Bills coaches volunteer at Buffalo City Mission for community meal
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 03:45 pm
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission held its third Buffalo Bills community meal, and the first at the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. Meals were served by seven Buffalo Bills coaches and prepared by chef Darian Bryan of The Plating Society. Guests included members of the City Mission's transitional housing program and emergency shelter guests.
Erie County, partners join with Crime Stoppers to reduce violence
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 03:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Buffalo Police Department Deputy Commissioner Joe Gramaglia, Commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Chairman of the Board of Crime Stoppers of WNY Frank Christiano, and Dan Denz of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association on Tuesday to announce a new initiative to raise community awareness regarding the increased firearm-related violence occurring across the region and in Buffalo.
Mayor Brown hosts Juneteenth Festival flag-raising ceremony in downtown Buffalo's Niagara Square
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:15 am
Juneteenth Festival organizers and others joined Mayor Byron Brown Monday in raising the Pan-African flag in Niagara Square in honor of Buffalo's 46th annual Juneteenth Festival.
Marvelous day for a market
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 01:20 pm
The Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market kicked off a new season Saturday at Academy Park.
Catholic Health honors Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 10:30 am
Earlier this week, Catholic Health recognized Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 as Agency of the Year for exceptional work in emergency medical services.
The NACC reopens in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 09:00 am
The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center has reopened its red doors to the public.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation commits more than $1 million to hospital
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 09:20 am
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation board of directors presented a check for more than $1,000,000 to Mount St. Mary's Hospital during the annual celebration of Hospital Week.
AAA: Nearly 20 people die in crashes involving teen drivers every summer during '100 Deadliest Days'
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:00 pm
The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. Nationwide, more than 7,038 people died in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days" over a 10-year period from 2010-19. That's more than seven people a day each summer.
Cuomo lifts indoor dining curfew
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the following statement on Monday: "During the month of May, we took major steps towards reopening our economy and, as of May 31, we are lifting the midnight curfew on indoor dining for bars and restaurants across New York."
Cuomo signs legislation removing barriers for veterans to access care
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation (S.448/A.2014) allowing veterans to qualify for state benefits after a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury or disclosure of military sexual trauma from any person licensed to provide health care services in New York. Previously, veterans had to be diagnosed by a provider at the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Summer safety: Steps you should take to help stay out of harm's way
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
Memorial Day is just around the corner, marking the unofficial start of summer and outdoor fun. The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a safe summer and offers tips and resources for the entire family.
Higgins & Kennedy: Safety a major factor in need to replace Skyway
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy are detailing what they called serious safety factors among the many reasons for removal of the Buffalo Skyway.
Q&A: Christina Custode finds new ways to share music, encourage youth
Wed, May 26th 2021 05:25 pm
Christina Custode is the hardest-working woman in show business - well, at least in Western New York.
Discover Niagara Shuttle season begins with new route to Lockport
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:10 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle, the complimentary hop-on/hop-off service that connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara, is set to kick off its sixth season. This year promises to be its most exciting yet, with new routes, new stops, and new places to see along the way.
 

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