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Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes among NU's commencement speakers
Wed, May 8th 2019 02:15 pm
William Nordhaus, Ph.D., the recipient of a Nobel Prize in Economic Science, will give the keynote address at Niagara University's graduate commencement ceremonies on May 16. Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes and retired four-star general Walter Kross will deliver the keynote addresses at Niagara University's undergraduate commencement exercises on May 18.
Legendary Sky Wheel to make midway return as Strates Shows celebrates 95th year at Erie County Fair
Tue, May 7th 2019 03:55 pm
On Tuesday, the Erie County Agricultural Society announced the James E. Strates Shows will feature the return of the legendary 80-foot-high double-Ferris wheel called the Sky Wheel on its midway in 2019. This limited, one-time engagement is part of the celebration commemorating the 95th year of the Strates Shows at the Erie County Fair.
Chris Isaak with special guest Marc Broussard to perform July 30 at Artpark
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:55 pm
Award-winning singer-songwriter Chris Isaak with special guest Marc Broussard will perform on July 30 in the Artpark Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10.
Lower Niagara River boating on hold: Lewiston Landing rehab, flooding threats disrupt summer river interests
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to higher-than-normal precipitation over the past few months in the Midwest, coupled with a melting snow pack throughout much of the Great Lakes, water levels across the system are above their long-term averages - and expected to remain that way for some time. Additionally, threats of lakeshore flooding are becoming more likely.
Despite mud, crowds swim to Smelt Fest
Fri, May 3rd 2019 11:05 pm
As predicted, the Lewiston Smelt Festival was about 55 and overcast on Friday. What was an unexpected surprise was the amount of mud within Academy Park, where the annual event relocated for 2019. To counter the conditions, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brought in an oversized party tent and buckets of wood chips.
BankOnBuffalo breaks ground on permanent Niagara Falls branch
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 05:05 pm
On Tuesday, BankOnBuffalo representatives, along with a group of locals, gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at its new, permanent branch located at 7121 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Students' solutions to plastic pollution to be displayed at Buffalo Museum of Science
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 06:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and its environmental partners are inviting residents to join them at the Buffalo Museum of Science to recognize local students who have made art inspired to protect the environment.
Higgins & Service Collaborative of WNY announce nearly $500,000 for early intervention program aimed at putting children on path to school readiness
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined The Service Collaborative of WNY Inc. Executive Director Kate Sarata and other partners to announce a federal grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service for a new early intervention effort to provide a foundation that prepares preschool children for success in mathematics.
Buffalo Bisons, Duffs, Kearns team up to send 1,000 veterans to 'Thank A Vet Day' at ballpark
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:50 am
On Tuesday, at home plate in Sahlen Field, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, Duffs Famous Wings of Orchard Park and the Buffalo Bisons announced hometown heroes will be honored for their service to this country via a free event. "Thank A Vet Day at the Ballpark" is slated for 1:05 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Lewiston Lions host day at LEC
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 09:20 am
On April 12, the Lewiston Lions hosted an activity at the Lewiston Event Center for special needs children from Niagara Falls High School. The Lions Club provided bowling, food and fun for a group of more than 45 children and staff.
Compassion in action: Community Missions hosts 'Walk for Niagara'
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is hosting its annual "Walk for Niagara" fundraiser from Whirlpool State Park to Devils Hole State Park in Niagara Falls on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Amy Grant in concert this fall at Riviera Theatre
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 02:45 pm
The Riviera Theatre and Latshaw Productions welcome Amy Grant to North Tonawanda at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Reserved seating tickets range from $52-$82 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26.
Buffalo City Mission announces construction milestone for Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 12:50 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission announced the topping-out of the new $15 million community center at 100 E. Tupper St. The 75,000-square-foot flagship facility will help prevent men, women and children from becoming homeless, and provide more complete care to individuals who already experience homelessness.
Commemorate start of American Revolution at 'Patriots' Day Weekend'
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 10:00 am
At Old Fort Niagara's "Patriots' Day Weekend" event on April 27-28, visitors will experience living-history fun while learning about the American Revolution and how it started on the battlefields of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts.
More than 350 attend Niagara University's annual 'Take Back the Night' event
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 350 students, faculty, staff and community members attended Niagara University's fourth annual "Take Back the Night" event on April 4 in the Gallagher Center.
Buffalo City Mission hosts annual Easter community meal for Buffalo's homeless community
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 09:05 am
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission fed hungry and hurting Western New Yorkers at an annual Easter community meal. Buffalo City Mission staff, donors and volunteers provided the meal and keepsake gifts for guests as part of the celebration's goal to instill renewal and hope in the hearts of those in need, and those who otherwise may not have access to an Easter celebration.
Hibbard's now open in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 03:55 pm
A sure (and satisfying) sign of spring: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard officially opened for the 2019 season on Monday.
'Shop Hop': Spring (shopping) fever in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:20 pm
Patrons hopped to Lewiston on Saturday to participate in the first "Shop Hop." The spring and Easter-themed event provided a plethora of shopping deals across the business district, as well as an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
Artpark & Co. receives $250,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in support of master plan to revitalize grounds, improve connectivity, facilities & programs
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:30 pm
Artpark & Company announced the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will provide a $250,000 grant to fund the development for Artpark's future planning. Money will go toward a master plan - a long-term phased transformation that will revitalize the park grounds, improve connectivity with surrounding parks/trails/communities, facilities and programs.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum opens for 2019 season
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, located at 180 Thompson St., will open for the 2019 season today.
Guess Who's coming back to Artpark? Burton Cummings set to return July 2
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 12:40 pm
Rock legend Burton Cummings and special guest Andre-Philippe Gagnon will perform in the Artpark Amphitheater on July 2 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Reebok customers get 'Laced by Liv' at Fashion Outlets
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 12:00 pm
On Saturday, the Reebok Factory Store welcomed Olivia Luciani, aka Laced by Liv, for a special shoe-design event. The 25-year-old artist creates one-of-a-kind custom artwork for shoes, and hand-paints the footwear.
PHOTOS: Lewiston's Como Deli on Center Street wildly popular in first month
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 08:25 pm
When the Antonacci and Colucci families opened the Como Deli on Center Street three weeks ago, they expected to be busy.
Literary Arts Café to debut in 2020
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 03:40 pm
After a chance meeting at "Toast & Jam," a group of women came up with a concept of a new event in Lewiston. Planning is in the works for a "Literary Arts Café," to take place on Wednesday evenings in April 2020 at the Lewiston Opera Hall.
Raising Parkinson's awareness, bringing hope to those with disease
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:25 pm
April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month. Look for landmarks such as the Peace Bridge and Buffalo City Hall and even Niagara Falls to be bathed in blue lights on April 5, drawing attention to the neurodegenerative disease affecting nearly 1 million Americans and 10 million worldwide. Around 60,000 are diagnosed each year in the U.S., alone.
Niagara Falls to host first hospitality job fair on April 10
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 03:05 pm
More than 20 downtown Niagara Falls businesses are joining together to prepare for the upcoming tourist season by hosting a collaborative hospitality industry job fair on Wednesday, April 10, at the Niagara Falls Train Station, 825 Depot Ave. W. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
Jacobs calls on governor, Assembly to support Lyme disease funding
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:25 am
A former member of the New York State Senate's Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, Sen. Chris Jacobs (60th SD) is calling on the governor and Assembly leaders to support $1 million in the state budget, and take action on a series of bills to help combat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The senator was joined in his advocacy by patients, family members and advocates from Lyme WNY.
Kiwanis Club donates to St. Peters
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 10:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston presented a donation to St. Peter R.C. School at the club's second annual fellowship dinner, held in the school cafeteria.
Buffalo to welcome Phil Collins
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:00 pm
One of the world's most acclaimed hitmakers, with over 100 million record sales and an unstoppable catalogue of No. 1 albums, Phil Collins returns to Buffalo this fall.
Blackhawks, Flyers, Sabres & Lightning headline 2019 NHL Global Series
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 11:00 am
The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, in conjunction with Live Nation Sweden, on Thursday announced the Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the 2019 NHL Global Series.
PHOTOS: Welcome to Lewiston, Samana Salt Spa
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 02:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce on Friday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Samana Salt Spa. Owners Cheryl Krouse and Jim Fittante, and their children, welcomed elected leaders, fellow retailers and friends to their establishment, located at 700 Center St., Lewiston.
'Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie' headed to Artpark Mainstage Theater
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 01:20 pm
BPO Nation will present "Live on Mars," described as "an amazing journey celebrating the very best of iconic pop hero David Bowie," inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 8.
'Aliens of the Sea' opens at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 12:00 pm
The $477,147 "Aliens of the Sea" exhibit will build on the visitor excitement created by the new $3.5 million "Penguin Coast" exhibit, which opened to rave reviews last year. The new exhibits are expected to attract an additional 30,000 visitors each year.
Helping Mason's Mission
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 07:00 am
The Mason's Mission Foundation recently held its first fundraiser of 2019, "Bowling For Play," at Brad Angelo Lanes In Lockport. Part of the funds raised will to go support Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Niagara Falls hoops dropped in state semis
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 07:20 pm
The entire 2019 playoff run for the Niagara Falls Wolverines boys basketball team the narrative has been that the big shot always goes down. Friday evening, that was not the case, as the Wolverines were defeated by West Genesee in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinals, 59-57.
2019 Premier supports diagnostic imaging
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 07:10 pm
Premier 2019 co-chairs Dr. Sachin Wadhawan, left, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's chief of cardiology, and Senior Vice President for Service Line Operations Sanjay Chadha, center, present a check for $269,000 to Chief of Diagnostic Imaging Dr. Mark D. Perry.
Leadership Niagara announces 2019 honorees
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 10:25 am
Leadership Niagara's 29th annual awards luncheon will bring regional leaders together May 17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton to honor six individuals and organizations who exemplify the organization's mission and core values while working toward strengthening the community. Awardees include:
In six days, UB dental professor launched first clinic in Iraq to treat families displaced after attacks
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:45 pm
Othman Shibly did not plan to perform any dental work during his first visit to Iraqi Kurdistan. However, a six-day trip to access the needs of a Yezidi displacement camp led the University at Buffalo professor to launch the camp's first dental clinic.
At the 'Art of Beer'
Fri, Mar 8th 2019 08:35 pm
Friday night at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, there was live music, paintings, sculptures, belly dancers, a selfie booth, food stations, prizes and beer.
Morinello joins road workers for CHIPS rally
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Wednesday joined New York highway employees calling on the governor and the Legislature to include budgetary funding to help repair damaged roads and highways across the state. The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) provides state funds to various areas across the state for roads, bridges and highway projects.

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