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'Fort Niagara through Native Eyes,' a Native American history symposium, slated for March 30
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:15 pm
The Old Fort Niagara Association will host a Native American history symposium on Saturday, March 30, titled "Fort Niagara through Native Eyes" at the Tuscarora Nation House in Lewiston. Three Native American history and culture experts will present Native American history from specific time periods at Fort Niagara. The symposium will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is now open to the public.
River Region survives Winter Storm Quiana
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 01:55 pm
The lower portion of the River Region in Niagara County appears to have escaped the worst of what was billed as Winter Storm Quiana, an extremely strong system that blew through the Great Lakes to the eastern seaboard this past weekend.
Pints for Progress continues to shine spotlight on Niagara Falls
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
When it comes to the City of Niagara Falls, locals are looking for progress. That can be found at Pints for Progress.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates Black History Month
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 06:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Chapter of the Links Inc. was honored Friday for nearly 70 years of service to Niagara County at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's 12th annual Black History Month Celebration.
Niagara University student efforts lead to successful Point-In-Time count for Niagara County
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:10 pm
On Jan. 23, 13 Niagara University social work students participated in the national Point-In-Time count of people experiencing homelessness. Due in large part to their efforts, this year's local PIT was one of the most successful in identifying unsheltered individuals in recent years.
Kingdom Bound: Hundreds of teens attend inaugural Awaken Youth Conference in Buffalo
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 02:05 pm
Hundreds of teens from across New York, Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario gathered this past weekend in downtown Buffalo at the Buffalo Grand Hotel for the inaugural Awaken Youth Conference.
Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday adds donation locations
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:05 am
The annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday has added three additional donation locations.
Lewiston Town Board hears of LPD active shooter drills
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
All is quiet at Lewiston Town Hall, with select town officials scheduled to visit the annual Association of Towns meetings in NYC next week.
Presidents' Day is '716 Day' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 12:20 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating Western New York one more time this year by offering $7.16 admission on Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 18.
Pinnacle Community Services to hold gala; announces 2019 award recipients
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 06:00 pm
Celebrating 124 years of continuous service to the Niagara community, Pinnacle Community Services (formerly Family & Children's Service of Niagara) will present several awards at its second annual "Side by Side, Step by Step: An Awards Gala to Celebrate Our Journey" event on Friday, March 1, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 401 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The program will take place from 6-10 p.m.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 04:40 pm
As part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, vote for the restaurant serving your favorite fish fry. The eatery with the most votes will be featured in the Tribune and Dispatch and Sentinel, with additional photos and a video posted at
'Toast & Jam' returns Feb. 18
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:10 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues! "Toast & Jam" begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, upstairs at the Brickyard Brewing Company (BBC), 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading event is back by popular demand and continues through March 25.
Gary Hall opens tennis facility to Lewiston Rec. Department youth
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 04:20 pm
When WTS Chairman Gary Hall proposed adding a tennis complex to his company's North Second and Mohawk streets property in 2013, his son, Brian, said the impetus is "My father very much cares for his employees. Building a health and wellness center for WTS employees, he felt, was the right thing to do. Health and wellness is very important. We want our employees to be happy, healthy."
Morinello receives Guardian of Small Business Award
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:35 pm
Last week, the Small Business Council presented Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello the Guardian of Small Business Award "for his consistent advocacy for small businesses in New York state," a press release stated. This prestigious award is presented to legislators who vote in support of small businesses and "who champion issues affecting businesses in New York state."
Heart Month: 'Red cap' baby at Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:25 pm
As part of the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign, babies born in the month of February at Mount St. Mary's are being given special little red baby hats. The goal of the effort is to raise awareness about congenital heart defects.
Lewiston-Porter Central School District receives stem grant, tech donation
Fri, Feb 1st 2019 05:55 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District has received a $990 STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation. Funds will support the Intermediate Education Center STEM program. In particular, monies will be used to purchase Ozobot robots to assist in teaching elementary students how to write code. This will provide students with opportunities to be creative thinkers and engage in higher level technology projects.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces 3rd annual 'Rock Your Socks' photo contest
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 08:55 am
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Ronald McDonald Charities of Western New York is launching its third annual "Rock Your Socks" photo contest - red and white striped socks, that is - to raise awareness and support for the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House.
Food Bank of WNY: Community's help needed to 'Check Out Hunger'
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 04:05 pm
Western New Yorkers can help feed their hungry community members while shopping at area grocery stores and retailers participating in the annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. Customers have the option to donate $2, $3 or $5 at the register in order to help the nonprofit and its 317 member agencies provide nutritious food and support to those in need throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to award $1 million in honor of local change-makers
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 04:05 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo - a local nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals, families and organizations make their charitable goals a reality - is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. To mark this milestone, the Community Foundation will award $1 million in honor of 12 local change-makers who have made a difference in the lives of Western New Yorkers. Prize-winners will be found through a communitywide nomination process.
Community solar gaining popularity
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
Community solar continues to make inroads throughout New York state, including in Buffalo-Niagara.
ABC to air Valentine's Day Charlie Brown specials
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:10 pm
The ABC Television Network will air "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" and "A Charlie Brown Valentine" on Friday, Feb. 8 (8-9 p.m.)
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives funding for new event
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 05:40 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of a new event that will take place at Hennepin Park during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 10-11. The gazebo area will be transformed into an Iroquois market, bringing to life the rich history of Native American traditions, and featuring traditional drumming, music, dance and free hands-on activities.
Memorial begins lobby renovation project
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 01:15 pm
Workers from Montante Construction this week began construction on the renovation of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's main lobby. The project involves the transformation of the current former information desk and patient registration area to create a patient-focused, welcoming and secure reception center.
BPO celebrates classical greats, rock legends, Broadway songstress Kristin Chenoweth, lively performances for youth, and 'Florida Friends' tour in second half of the season
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:25 am
After a break following a bustling holiday season in which the BPO performed for more than 25,000 people at 13 separate concerts, the orchestra returns for a second half of quality entertainment, classical masterworks, and hidden gems.
Buffalo City Mission raises $2.43 million toward fall 2018 campaign
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 09:40 am
On Thursday, the Buffalo City Mission announced its gratitude to the Western New York community for helping to raise $2.43 million for the 2018 annual fall campaign - exceeding its $2.35 million goal. The campaign comprises nearly one-third of the City Mission's annual operating budget.
Kingdom Bound announces inaugural 'AWAKEN' youth conference lineup
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 02:40 pm
Kingdom Bound Ministries announces "AWAKEN 2019," an all-new conference for middle-school and high-school students and their leaders set to take place in downtown Buffalo the weekend of Feb. 15-16.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra offers free tickets to furloughed federal employees, veterans, military families
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:55 pm
In order to maintain access to arts during times of economic stress, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is offering two free tickets to furloughed federal employees, veterans, and military families for the first BPO concert of 2019.
'716 Weekend' returns to Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 04:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating Western New York by offering $7.16 admission for guests from Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21.
Niagara-Wheatfield, Grand Island b-ball teams come together for Neville family
Tue, Jan 8th 2019 11:50 pm
In basketball terms, when Niagara-Wheatfield and Grand Island stepped onto the hardwood inside N-WHS Tuesday night, the teams were battling to improve their record in the Niagara Frontier League and gain points for the sectional playoffs. As important as a win was, though, Tuesday night was a lot more than basketball. The Falcons and Vikings joined in the 2019 Hoops for Hope game, which was played in honor of a friend close to each school's heart - Julie Neville.
Aquarium of Niagara to host 'Lil' Yogis & the Fishes' yoga series
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 03:35 pm
Strike a pose at the Aquarium of Niagara's one-of-a-kind class, "Lil' Yogis & the Fishes."
Greater Niagara FCU brings holiday cheer to Child Advocacy Center of Niagara clients
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:00 pm
The Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union treated child clients of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara to an extra special holiday. The Child Advocacy Center, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, provides services to child victims of abuse and trauma.
Mount St. Mary's emergency nurses recognized
Wed, Jan 2nd 2019 04:25 pm
Two emergency department nurses at Mount St. Mary's Hospital were recently recognized by the U.S. Border Patrol for their assistance.
VFW Post 313 joins national Wreaths Across America Day
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
Lake Ontario VFW Post 313 in Youngstown was among those organizations that participated in the national Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 15.
World War II veteran, whose military medals were stolen, gets his wish for new set of medals before Christmas
Fri, Dec 28th 2018 05:25 pm
World War II veteran Andrew J. Dodges reached out to Congressman Brian Higgins in late November with a Christmas wish: to receive a new set of the military service medals he earned while serving in the U.S. Army. Dodges' medals, including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, were stolen from his home.
Building a wall ... of generosity
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 04:05 pm
In an effort to help the less-fortunate - and playing off an idea often debated in news outlets - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara "built a wall." This structure, however, wasn't meant to keep anyone out, but rather to be a source of comfort for people helped by Community Missions.
Lewiston Garden Club celebrates season, donates to Community Missions
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 11:45 am
The Lewiston Garden Club held is annual Christmas luncheon at the Youngstown Yacht Club on Dec. 11.
Women of Steel toiletries & more drive collects items for Passage House
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
For the fourth year in a row, the Women of Steel from United Steelworkers Local 9464 in Niagara Falls came together to collect toiletries, more than 200 pillows, and other items for the people served by Passage House.
Nickelodeon's 'JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M The Tour' to Artpark Mainstage Theater on July 28
Tue, Dec 11th 2018 06:45 pm
Nickelodeon's "JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M The Tour" will make a stop at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. July 28, 2019. This concert event is co-presented by Funtime Presents and AEG Presents.
Lew-Port students to sing Tuscarora praises
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 03:45 pm
Dozens of Lewiston-Porter Elementary School students are rehearsing for the first public performance of the new Tuscarora Heroes song, which will be featured at this year's annual remembrance ceremony. The event is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the monument, located at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
Lindsey Stirling returns to WNY for Ronald McDonald House fundraiser
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 10:00 am
Lindsey Stirling's summer performance at Artpark was the best show this writer has seen in 12 years of covering Mainstage Theater events.

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