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July 28 fundraiser for Gavin Burns at BBC
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 03:10 pm
On Saturday, July 28, Lewiston resident Mike Carroll will hold a fundraiser - a "Christmas in July" costume party - for Gavin at 8 p.m. at the Brickyard Brewing Co., 436 Center St. The evening will feature an open bar, a DJ, 50/50 raffle, costume prizes and a huge basket auction. Tickets are priced at $30.
Social Services employees wear blue to raise awareness, support Child Advocacy Center
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:35 pm
Niagara County Department of Social Services employees recently held a "Wear Blue Day" to raise awareness about child abuse and to support the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. By wearing blue and donating a dollar or more each, they demonstrated their commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting strong families. The effort raised $250 for the Child Advocacy Center.
'ARP' Thomas Insana featured artist at Memorial Library
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:05 am
Thomas Insana's artwork will be on display at the Grand Island Memorial Library right before the holiday and continuing through the month of July.
AAA: Apple & Google speed ahead in less distracting design of vehicle infotainment technology
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 07:00 am
Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto are less distracting to drivers when compared to built-in vehicle infotainment systems designed by automakers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Artpark: 'Gong Temple' by William Close & 'Chime Sprouts' by Vanessa Lee Jackson added to Percussion Garden
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 02:25 pm
Artpark & Company announces two new installations to the Artpark Percussion Garden: "Gong Temple - Musical Architecture Study" by William Close and "Chime Sprouts" by Vanessa Lee Jackson.
Village of Lewiston begins process of finding suitor for Frontier House
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:05 am
On Friday, the Village of Lewiston emailed Frontier House information to prospective buyers.
Michael J. McMahon Water Color Award to debut at Lewiston Art Festival
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 03:00 pm
The Niagara County art scene lost a talented artist and instructor last November when watercolorist Michael J. McMahon passed away after a lengthy illness.
Auxiliary presents $23,918 donation to NFMMC
Wed, Jun 20th 2018 07:30 pm
Jane Schroeder, center, president of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary, presents a check for $23,918 to medical center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo, left, and board Chairman James C. Roscetti during the auxiliary's annual meeting and appreciation luncheon.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Magical, musical Summer Solstice Celebration at Artpark
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 02:45 pm
Artpark & Company hosted its annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday. The event was coordinated and directed by Kate LoConti, Jon Lehrer, Sonia Clark and Tanis Winslow.
Brake wins 2018 Women's Porter Cup
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 06:50 pm
People have said, "If you fail, try, try again." For Zoe-Beth Brake, that's exactly what she did. There have been six Women's Porter Cups and Brake has played in all of them. Friday evening at Niagara Falls Country Club, Brake, an Ohio State University graduate, finally reached the top and won the WPC.
Local talents come together at 2018 Buffalo Game Expo
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 11:05 am
A night of video games and friendly times is hard to beat. On Saturday, the Buffalo Game Space hosted its third annual Buffalo Game Expo (BGX) in Suite 454 at the Tri-Main Center in Buffalo.
Artpark fans 'Walk This Way' to catch Steven Tyler & Loving Mary Band bring 'Whole Lotta Love' to Lewiston
Wed, Jun 13th 2018 11:45 am
Legendary Aerosmith frontman, "American Idol" judge, father of "Lord of the Rings" actress Liv, and current country music superstar Steven Tyler presented a clinic in rock star-ery at Artpark.
Winners of 2018 Falletta Competition selected
Mon, Jun 11th 2018 01:05 pm
Following Saturday night's final round performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bokyung Byun of South Korea won first place and Musician's Choice in the eighth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
Bargain bonanza: 10 Mile Garage Sale photos
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 12:30 pm
River Region homeowners are uniting this weekend with one common goal: To offer a great deal on lovingly used clothes, furniture, toys, home goods and chachkies.
Tread lightly: Worn tires put drivers at risk
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 10:25 am
Afternoon downpours could spell disaster for millions of road trippers this summer, thanks to an unlikely suspect: tires. New research from AAA reveals driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by a staggering 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet - more than the length of a semi-trailer truck - when compared to new tires.
Hall of Famer Jim Kelly to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at 2018 ESPYS
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 04:05 pm
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly will be honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One.
Annual Ransomville Community Faire a celebration of farming
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
"Calling all farmers, veterans and flag carriers of our great United States of America. It's that time of year again and we need you!"
United Way starts new program, receives funding, names summer interns
Wed, May 30th 2018 12:30 pm
On Friday, May 18, United Way of Greater Niagara announced its Women United of Greater Niagara initiative along with the new program's officers, mission and action plan for this year.
Niagara University holds 11th commencement in Ontario
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Education awarded degrees to 122 graduates during its 11th commencement in Ontario on Wednesday, May 23, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York.
Beautifying Center Street
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:20 am
Right before Memorial Day, members of the Lewiston Beautification Committee and Lewiston Garden Club joined forces to put together flowerpots on Center Street.
Casey's Cabana opens in Ferry Village
Sat, May 26th 2018 12:00 pm
Instead of looking for summer work like other people their age, three teenagers from Grand Island High School have spent much of their spring preparing to be their own bosses.
Belter brothers making name for themselves at Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, May 25th 2018 01:30 pm
Brothers - they fight together, cry together, live together and have each other's backs. For Zack, Tyler and Evan Belter, they do all of that and keep each other on the correct path while playing hockey and lacrosse for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons.
Aquarium of Niagara begins summer season
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:20 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is extending its hours for the 2018 summer season as of Saturday.
DiMino's Lewiston Tops donates to Lewiston GardenFest
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:10 pm
DiMino's Lewiston Tops is once again sponsoring the open gardens during the 13th annual Lewiston GardenFest. The event scheduled for June 16-17, is free to attend.
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building wins public architecture award
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
The new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has won an Excelsior Award for public architecture in the category of New Construction from the American Institute of Architects New York State.
ABC's John QuiƱones, 2-time cancer survivor Znaimer celebrated during Niagara University commencement
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:35 pm
Niagara University graduated 1,157 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 10-12.
AAA: Nearly 42 million Americans will kick off summer with a Memorial Day getaway
Mon, May 14th 2018 10:50 am
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours launching 26th season
Wed, May 9th 2018 07:00 am
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours is launching its 26th season on the Niagara River.
Carnegie Art Center and Gateway Harbor present 1st Music & Arts Festival of the Tonawandas
Mon, May 7th 2018 02:50 pm
The Carnegie Art Center and Gateway Harbor will host the first Music and Arts Festival of the Tonawandas in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda from July 31 through Aug. 4. The event will feature a variety of music, art, food, art activities for families and more on both sides of the Gateway Harbor, in addition to local businesses, galleries and museums in both cities.
Elijah Vazquez awarded Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship to study abroad
Mon, May 7th 2018 01:55 pm
Elijah Vazquez, a junior theater performance major at Niagara University, has been awarded the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for study abroad.
Take a bite out of Lewiston
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:50 pm
Forget the big cities: Foodies need to look no further than Lewiston for a unique culinary scene. This charming village is being recognized for its eateries, due in part to the new restaurants offering nontraditional fare.
Lee Wallace inducted into NCCC Athletic Wall of Fame
Fri, May 4th 2018 04:35 pm
A fixture within the Niagara County Community College athletic department for more than 13 years, Lee Wallace was inducted into the Athletic Wall of Fame at a ceremony on Wednesday night on the College's Sanborn campus.
NU graduations at Artpark feature 'What Would You Do?' anchor, Harvard economics professor
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:35 am
Niagara University's 2018 schedule of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from Dr. Roland Fryer, the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University; multiple Emmy Award-winning television anchor John QuiƱones; and prominent Canadian journalist Libby Znaimer.
Ortt honors Krueger
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:25 am
Sen. Rob Ortt recently recognized Lockport resident Robyn L. Krueger as one of the New York State Senate's Women of Distinction.
Summer travelers seek fun in sun
Tue, May 1st 2018 10:30 am
Millions of Americans are counting down the days until their summer vacations, with most U.S. travelers planning trips to warm weather destinations.
Islander designated official courier by NASA
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
On March 22, Grand Island resident Paul Leuchner met with I National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials at their Glenn Research Center in Cleveland to take temporary possession of a lunar rock sample from the 1971 Apollo 15 mission. The sample, encased in a solid pyramid of clear Lucite, was being loaned to the Buffalo Geological Society for display at its annual gem and mineral show that weekend.
Streaming freely in Niagara Falls: Complimentary wireless internet access goes live downtown
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 05:00 pm
Until recently, visitors to the American side of Niagara Falls had to utilize their own cellular data - sometimes while roaming - when determining where to eat, shop and enjoy themselves.
United Way of Greater Niagara celebrates caring community
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 04:40 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara held its eighth annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday morning inside the Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls. The agency strives to make a difference in Niagara County by enhancing lives. To do so, it requires time, talent and resources. This event paid tribute to those who help the United Way achieve its mission.
13th annual Colvin Cleaners Gowns For Prom' distributes record number of gowns, jewelry
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 06:30 pm
The 13th annual Colvin Cleaners 'Gowns For Prom' program, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and presented by WKSE "KISS" 98.5-AM and host Janet Snyder, distributed a record 877 gowns and nearly 1,000 pieces of hand-made jewelry to high school students from throughout Western New York during distribution over three days last week at Shea's Performing Arts Center.
Encore for Evie raises over $2K
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 06:55 am
Audience members at an encore presentation of the St. Stephen's Parish Players production of "The Lion King Jr." were bidding on front row seats to see a show dedicated to a 6-year-old actress in the show.

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