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Exploring the complexities of using ladybugs as pest control
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 10:45 am
When creating a garden, it's likely that most people want to make decisions that leave a positive footprint on the local environment. In an attempt to limit the use of chemical pesticides and promote native species on their land, some gardeners have begun purchasing ladybugs as a form of "natural" pest control.
West Street Elementary thanks Hoover's Dairy for ice cream awards
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 01:50 pm
Here's the "scoop": West Street School in Sanborn would like to give a big thank you to Hoover's Dairy.
Celebrate summer at Lewiston GardenFest
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 09:05 am
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, along Center Street. The festival includes approximately 70 vendors selling flowers, plants and handcrafted garden art essentials, along with a garden walk, speakers, a container garden contest, and more throughout the weekend.
Town of Niagara's 'Music Mania Mondays' continues to grow
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 11:00 am
"Music Mania Mondays" is returning to Niagara County on June 26. It's looking to be a packed event with cover bands from all over the country set to perform at Veteran's Memorial Park at 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara.
'Cruisin' the Wurlitzer': North Tonawanda event combines cars & camaraderie
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 11:00 am
Each Monday from 5-9 p.m. this summer, "Cruisin' the Wurlitzer" gears up for cars, conversation and camaraderie.
Photos: 'Lewiston Landing' sign unveiled
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 07:00 am
"Lewiston Landing" has arrived at Lewiston Landing.
'Party on the Portico' returns to The Buffalo History Museum
Thu, Jun 8th 2023 09:25 pm
The Buffalo History Museum announced the return of its "Party on the Portico" summer concert series. "Party on the Portico" takes place from 6-9 p.m. on third Fridays.
Lake trout research underway on Lake Ontario
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 09:50 am
Lake trout research underway on Lake Ontario is part of the U.S.-Canada Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) field year on the lake. Research collecting data on lake trout movement using acoustic telemetry tags is being led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in collaboration with the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Fisheries, with outreach assistance from New York Sea Grant (NYSG).
Smoke from Canadian wildfires reduces regional air quality; may cause adverse health effects
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 09:50 am
Wind currents are directing Canadian wildfire smoke to Western New York and Erie County, causing hazy skies and, in some locations, noticeable smoky odors.
The Skin Cancer Foundation offers tips on choosing and using sunscreen
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
As summer approaches and we spend more time outdoors, The Skin Cancer Foundation would like to remind everyone how to use sunscreen safely and effectively as part of a sun protection routine.
New scam tactic called 'juice jacking' targets travelers to steal data when phones are plugged into public charging kiosks
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 12:05 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is warning New Yorkers of a potential scam called "juice jacking," where thieves place hidden skimming units inside USB ports of public cellphone charging kiosks at airports, hotels and other public spaces to steal data.
Grand Island's 3 campgrounds offer respite to tourists from around the world
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island has lots of green space by design, with two state parks, a nature preserve and several local parks that afford access to nature and our scenic Niagara River waterfront.
'Walls in Wheatfield' a source of community pride, identity
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 11:00 am
Wheatfield is in the process of defining its borders, enhancing intersection safety and building community pride - all through a project dubbed "Walls in Wheatfield."
Como Deli on Center Street closed
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:30 am
The Como Deli on Center Street has permanently closed. Sunday was the eatery's last day serving the Lewiston community.
Five southtowns cultural institutions, 'one amazing summer'
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve, the Roycroft Campus and Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff have teamed up to encourage visitation to all five southtown cultural sites this summer with a brand-new "Southtowns Cultural Passport."
Service & sacrifice of Pfc. David Evans Jr. is recognized on Memorial Day
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:45 am
During a ceremony at the African American Veterans Monument, on Memorial Day, Congressman Brian Higgins presented the family of United States Army Pfc. David Evans Jr. with the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, Gold Star Lapel Pin and six additional military service medals earned while he served in the Iraq War.
Photos: Smelt Fest returns
Fri, May 26th 2023 09:00 pm
#FrysWithEyes finally made their way back to the Lewiston waterfront. The Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce presented the Smelt Festival on Friday outside of the Griffon Brewery & Gastropub.
Photos: Mt. Joy sets high bar
Fri, May 26th 2023 11:40 am
Mt. Joy kicked-off the 2023 Artpark Amphitheater concert series with a musical masterpiece on Thursday.
Daughter of Lew-Port principal following in mom's shoes as sports star
Thu, May 25th 2023 08:10 am
Reyes Rodriguez is on a fast-track to sports success - which isn't surprising, considering her mom, Tina (Williams) Rodriguez, was the GOAT at Niagara Catholic High School.
Aquarium of Niagara selects construction manager for expansion, unveils new renderings
Wed, May 24th 2023 08:55 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has selected Turner Construction Co. as the project manager for its first expansion in the organization's 58-year history. The $5 million Great Lakes 360 project, which was formally announced in December, will be a living museum featuring the notable wildlife of the Niagara River and larger Great Lakes ecosystem.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's 'Day of Caring' returns June 21
Wed, May 24th 2023 08:55 pm
After a three-year hiatus, "Day of Caring," United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's (UWBEC) largest single-day volunteer event, returns June 21.
BMHA board gets developer update on 'Reimagining Perry Community'
Tue, May 23rd 2023 03:10 pm
Pennrose, the firm selected to transform the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's circa-1939 Commodore Perry development into a modern, affordable housing community, updated the board of commissioners on the project's design on Monday.
Smelt Festival returns May 26
Fri, May 19th 2023 11:00 am
The Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce is teaming with The Griffon Brewery & Gastropub (115 S. Water St., Lewiston) to host the Smelt Festival beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, May 26.
VFW has plans in place for Memorial Day ceremony
Fri, May 19th 2023 11:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 is preparing to again conduct its annual Memorial Day ceremony. This year will mark the return of the Memorial Day parade, thanks to the Memorial Day Remembrance Committee. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, with the ceremony at the conclusion of the parade.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market returns with local produce, space to build community, connections
Fri, May 19th 2023 09:00 am
The Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market operates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday on the Portage Road side of Academy Park. Opening day for the 2023 season is June 3.
Town of Niagara announces 'Music Mania Mondays' lineup
Wed, May 17th 2023 09:40 am
The Town of Niagara has revealed the acts headlining the 2023 "Music Mania Mondays" concert series. Events take place at Veteran's Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Unofficial Lewiston-Porter School District vote results
Wed, May 17th 2023 09:40 am
Lewiston-Porter Central School District Secretary to the Superintendent/District Clerk Marisa I. Barile announced the following unofficial results of the Lewiston-Porter Central School District 2023 annual meeting, budget vote and election:
Niagara University and Medaille University partner on teach out agreement
Tue, May 16th 2023 06:35 pm
Niagara University and Medaille University have entered a "teach out" agreement to provide students from Medaille an opportunity to continue their academic studies at NU. Medaille, which announced it is closing as of Aug. 31, sent a letter to all of its students on behalf of Niagara University on Monday afternoon.
Heart Love & Soul to celebrate 4 decades of service
Fri, May 12th 2023 11:00 am
Heart Love & Soul will celebrate a milestone in June: Four decades of providing essential services to people who need them most.
Six Flags Darien Lake opening with new offerings (including VIP lounge)
Thu, May 11th 2023 06:55 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake will kick off the 2023 season with new events and park enhancements.
Old Falls Street USA announces summer schedule
Wed, May 10th 2023 08:40 pm
Summer is the prime season to enjoy all there is to do in Niagara Falls, and Old Falls Street USA is launching a full season of activities organizers said will appeal to a variety of age groups and interests.
'Silo City Reading Series' 2023 season announced
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm
The 11th season of the "Silo City Reading Series," a multigenre celebration of poetry, music and art held in Marine A - a 130-foot-high abandoned grain silo at the edge of the Buffalo River - kicks off June 10 with an event headlined by National Book Award Finalist poet Solmaz Sharif, author of "Customs" (Graywolf Press, 2022) and Tyrone Williams, University at Buffalo professor and David Gray Chair of Poetry & Letters. Tickets, offered for $10, are available at justbuffalo.org.
UB: State budget boosts university's flagship status, Top 25 ambitions
Mon, May 8th 2023 02:00 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi thanked Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers for finalizing a new state budget that supports UB's role as New York state's flagship university, and ambitions to be one of the top 25 public research universities in the nation by growing the depth and breadth of its research and providing extraordinary educational experiences to its students.
Niagara Falls USA celebrates 40th anniversary of National Travel & Tourism Week
Fri, May 5th 2023 04:15 pm
National Travel and Tourism Week begins this Sunday, May 7, and runs through Saturday, May 13. The annual tradition celebrates the integral part travel plays in the economy, and essential role it has in the recovery of our nation. On Wednesday, May 10, from 10:15-10:30 p.m., Niagara Falls will be illuminated red in support of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW).
Community Missions: SNUG program gets off to encouraging start
Fri, May 5th 2023 10:30 am
A not-for-profit agency best known for providing crisis and community support services is off to promising start with an innovative program aimed at reducing gun violence.
5th annual Strawberry Moon Festival at Artpark
Fri, May 5th 2023 09:45 am
Artpark & Company's Strawberry Moon Festival will return Saturday, June 17. Admission to the afternoon activities (1-6 p.m.) in Artpark's lower park is free. Tickets for the featured evening performances beginning at 6 p.m. outside in the "Niagara 1979 Painted Parking Lot" and stage are $20, on sale at the box office and ticketmaster.com. Chairs and blankets will be allowed for the concert and performances.
Onward and UPWARD for Chamber of Commerce
Wed, May 3rd 2023 05:45 pm
This week, we celebrated a significant milestone in the evolution of our organization. It was with great pride and enthusiasm that we unveiled the rebrand of our chamber of commerce, now known as the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
Alzheimer's Association: Eli Lilly announces topline results from phase 3 trial of donanemab
Wed, May 3rd 2023 11:25 am
Today, Eli Lilly announced positive topline results from their phase 3 TRAILBLAZER-ALZ2 clinical trial of donanemab, an anti-amyloid monoclonal antibody for the treatment of early symptomatic Alzheimer's disease.
Niagara Falls' Rock Burger a semifinalist in New York Beef Council 'Best NY Burger'
Tue, May 2nd 2023 08:45 am
New York burger lovers have narrowed down the search for this year's "Best NY Burger" one last time. After sifting through the abundant votes, voters have chosen this year's final four contestants in the contest to (in random order):
Attorney General James: 505 guns turned in at Niagara Falls buyback
Mon, May 1st 2023 10:00 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced 505 firearms were turned in at a community gun buyback event hosted by her office, Mayor Robert Restaino, and the Niagara Falls Police Department.
 

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