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No Art Festival, no problem: LCA awards Chalk Walk winners
Sat, Aug 8th 2020 10:50 pm
Though the Village of Lewiston was without its annual Art Festival this weekend, that didn't stop the Lewiston Council on the Arts from hosting a celebration of creativity just off of Center Street.
Discover Niagara Shuttle rolling out for 2020 season
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 10:25 am
With tourism reigniting in Niagara Falls, the Discover Niagara Shuttle team is excited to kick-off the season today. The shuttle's complimentary hop-on/hop-off service connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between "the Falls and the Fort."
New York gyms not opening anytime soon
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 09:35 pm
It was expected gyms and bowling alleys would welcome patrons back once a region entered the fourth and final phase of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening plan - but that wasn't the case.
Local artist donates painting of Air Force flyover to Mount St. Mary's
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 05:30 pm
Local artist Arthur Jones donated a one-of-a-kind oil painting of the Air Force flyover to Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Oral rabies vaccine distribution project anticipated to begin as early as week of Aug. 10
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 04:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine (ORV).
Kearns, Military Order of Purple Heart launch 'Purple Heart Week' in Erie County
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 04:10 pm
Every year, Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns honors Purple Heart recipients, adding them to the William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit on Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7.
Niagara Falls intersection dedicated to late local musician John 'Spider' Martin
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 06:55 pm
On Friday, the City of Niagara Falls commemorated the life and career of a local jazz and R&B musician, John "Spider" Martin, by designating the corner of Ontario Avenue and Main Street with the honorary name of "John 'Spider' Martin Way."
Community supports Niagara Hospice Lockport campus with butterfly garden
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 04:30 pm
This week, the Niagara Hospice special events staff placed more than 300 butterfly garden stakes in the Niagara Hospice Memorial Garden on their Lockport campus. With a $10 donation to Niagara Hospice, families, friends and community members purchased the butterfly garden stakes in memory of loved ones.
Cuomo: More than $30 million to enhance COVID-19 contact tracing & flu prevention in advance of fall flu season
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced more than $30 million to enhance COVID-19 contact tracing and flu prevention in advance of the fall flu season.
DiCamillo's celebrates centennial with revamped Linwood Store
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:45 am
One of Western New York's most popular and well-respected local businesses is celebrating a milestone few can hardly even dream of: DiCamillo's Bakery is turning 100 years old.
Kiwanis Club donates to Magdalene Project as part of service project
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donated 50 backpacks (full of school supplies), and other personal items, to the Magdalene Project of Niagara Falls this past week. The donation is part of the Kiwanis New York District's First Lady's Project for 2019-20, which is to help homeless or less-fortunate students in local communities.
Essex Homes breaks ground on new Lewiston development
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 11:00 am
Essex Homes of WNY has recently broken ground on The Patios at Essex Ridge, a new luxury patio home community located on Upper Mountain Road and Bronson Drive near the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Lewiston. An announcement was made by President and CEO Philip J. Nanula.
Artpark adds more feature films to drive-in series
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 10:55 am
Artpark & Company has announced more feature films confirmed for its new drive-in series. As a safe summer alternative to large gatherings, the venue is presenting these movies on LED screens on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Hochul: Stay safe and support local businesses with a 'staycation' in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:30 pm
If you've ever thought of a "staycation," now is the time to do it.
Tom Mallon receives Uplinger Award - highest honor in NYS
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 11:10 am
On Saturday, July 25, the Barker Lions installed the 2020-21 officers and presented various awards. Lion Tom Mallon was presented with the Robert J. Uplinger Award.
Summer returns to Artpark
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 08:35 am
Artpark was alive with artistic activity Sunday, as patrons took part in a live concert by Svetlana & The New York Collective, a drum circle with Stephen Bell, and "The Art of Walking" tour.
Niagara Falls tourism reps in 'staycation' mode
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
As the "New York Forward" pandemic recovery campaign continues, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul made her second visit to Niagara Falls in as many weeks to again send home the message Niagara has overcome COVID-19 and is open for business. On Tuesday, she said now is the time to consider a visit to the Cataract City as part of "staycation" plans this year.
Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas receives Heritage Award
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, local officials from North Tonawanda and Tonawanda, along with representatives from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, came together to unveil a bronze plaque in recognition of the Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas winning the 2020 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence.
Gooch bringing fairground flavors to NT
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 04:40 pm
Normally around this time of year, the banks of the historic Erie Barge Canal between the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda are bustling with the sights and sounds of Canal Fest - the eight-day summer festival that the Twin Cities cosponsor together every year.
Niagara SPCA breaks ground on $1.5 million surgical suite
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 01:00 pm
Donning hard hats and shovels, local officials joined administrators from the Niagara County SPCA for a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, as the organization gets set to begin construction on a $1.5 million state-of-the-art surgical suite. The end result will be a 2,000-square-foot facility complete with an X-ray room, which the SPCA said it's never had before.
Cuomo: 2 threats remain in coronavirus battle; state will shut again if people noncompliant
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 12:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered the following comments in a press conference Monday morning in New York City.
Artpark Strawberry Moon Festival: Unveiling of Native American Peace Garden set for Aug. 1
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 11:50 am
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrates the Native American traditions and culture that are deeply rooted in Artpark's grounds and surrounding region. At 3 p.m. Aug. 1, as part of a new adapted festival program, Artpark & Company will host a special event to unveil the Native American Peace Garden: A reflection space for healing, celebrating and tranquility.
Center for Hope launches in Western New York
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:20 am
Narcissistic abuse has become a term increasingly known to the public through news media reports. But for those who live with a narcissistic abuser, awareness is only the first step.
$1.5 million for 'Feeding New York State' to assist food insecure New Yorkers and state's farmers
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced $1.5 million in funding for "Feeding New York State" to support its network of 10 regional food banks, as well as local farms to help provide milk and produce to food insecure New Yorkers.
Roswell Park, NFMMC & Tom Golisano team up to make cancer care more accessible in Niagara
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 07:15 pm
In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook - an event kept small in accordance with current health guidelines regarding group gatherings - representatives from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dedicated the new Golisano Medical Oncology Center, a member site within the Roswell Park Care Network.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center reopening
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 07:10 pm
Consistent with New York state guidelines for phase four low-risk indoor arts and entertainment venues, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will reopen Saturday, July 18. The Heritage Center has adopted new policies to help contain the spread of COVID-19 while allowing visitors into the space once again.
VIDEO, PICS: Niagara Falls USA welcome plaza has grand opening
Tue, Jul 14th 2020 04:00 pm
Visitors will find a brand-new entryway at the oldest state park in America. On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid and Western District Director Mark Mistretta, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino in officially opening a $6.2 million welcome plaza at Niagara Falls State Park.
Lewiston Lions donate to Lewiston Police Department
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 02:45 pm
The Lewiston Lions were able to donate 50 KN95 masks to the Lewiston Police Department to supplement its mandatory safety precautions for the officers. The KN95 masks were acquired through a state Lions Club International disaster relief grant.
Live music returns to Artpark
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 10:10 am
Artpark is churning with activity and fresh initiatives that will allow visitors to interact with the public park in new ways. In the face of multiple concert cancellations and postponements, Artpark & Company has been actively developing new and adapted programs designed to bring the community both relief and inspiration, all while practicing social distancing and all COVID-19-related precautions to keep visitors safe at all times.
Coalition to save Fantasy Island introduced
Sat, Jul 11th 2020 06:55 am
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, who has fond memories of visiting Fantasy Island with his family and friends, calls the efforts of Empire Adventures to bring back the amusement park on Grand Island extremely important, and said he supports the route outlined at a press conference on Thursday.
Silo City to get goatscaping treatment, makeover as part of pilot project for The Riverline
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 03:15 pm
A team of Let's Goat Buffalo goats has deployed to the campus of iconic Silo City, one of Buffalo's most notable landmarks. The pilot project is aimed at eliminating invasive mugwort and is sponsored by the Western New York Land Conservancy as part of its ongoing effort to develop The Riverline in downtown Buffalo.
Lewiston Museum reopens to public
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:15 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston announced plans to reopen the Lewiston Museum, which has been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Project Pride of North Tonawanda completes downtown rain garden plaque project
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
Project Pride has completed the installation of the rain garden informational plaques on Manhattan Street in downtown North Tonawanda.
How about a 'stay-cation' in northern Niagara?
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
With Western New York now officially in phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY Forward" reopening plan, and the July 4 weekend at hand, many are opting to remain at home in "stay-cation" mode, as far as any travel plans are concerned.
Rock Burger: 4 years of great tastes - and a delicious-looking future
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Four years ago this week, Rock Burger made its debut in Niagara Falls - and waistbands throughout the area are still yet to recover.
Sponsors support fireworks on the 4th
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston Tops owner Anthony DiMino is shown presenting a check to Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch. The funds will go toward Fourth of July fireworks on Saturday night.
Efforts underway to make Fantasy Island 'beautiful and fun again'
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 08:50 pm
Bill Baldwin, a park entertainer for nearly 30 years who played Black Bart - among many roles - in the popular Western shows, proudly said he was shot and fell to the ground in Western Town 28,678 times during his Fantasy Island career. Upon hearing the park was closing, he contacted his friend, Jay Wilcox, a maintenance supervisor at the park for 20 years and now chief operating officer of Empire Adventures Inc. They began brainstorming about what it would take to bring the park back under local ownership and led by a team of former employees.
Modern Disposal closes on Republic Services deal
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 02:40 pm
Modern Disposal Services, a family-owned company founded locally in 1964, closed Sunday on its acquisition of the Western New York operations of Phoenix-based Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous waste disposal.
Cuomo announces applications for Restoration of Honor Act; New York state landmarks lit in colors of LGBTQ Pride flag; announces further travel quarantine details
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced New York veterans who were denied honorable discharges due to their LGBTQ identity can begin submitting applications under The Restoration of Honor Act. This will allow veterans who were denied an honorable discharge because of their sexual orientation or gender identity to have their New York state veterans' benefits restored.
Aquarium of Niagara reopens its doors
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is preparing to end its COVID-19-related closure this week, as Western New York enters phase four of the "New York Forward" reopening plan. The venue will officially open to the general public on Saturday, July 4, with summer operating hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 

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