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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.
As seen on TV: Blessing Bracelet showcased in Hallmark movie available at Chéri Amour
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 11:00 am
The Blessing Bracelet described in a recent article is not only a real thing, it can really be yours now that orders have arrived at Chéri Amour in Lewiston.
Wild Kritters of Niagara County sets date for annual basket raffle fundraising event
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 08:55 am
Wild Kritters of Niagara County has set the date and location of for its annual basket raffle. The fundraiser is set for Sunday, June 4, at the 3F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown. Tickets go on sale at noon, with the drawing beginning at 4 p.m.
Attorney general warns about thieves targeting Hyundais & Kias, provides tips to protect consumers
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 08:45 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert to warn New Yorkers about recent thefts targeting vehicles made by Hyundai and Kia, and provided critical tips to protect consumers.
Special Olympics returned to Niagara University campus
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm
After three years, due to COVID-19 and renovations to its recreation center, Niagara University once again hosted the Special Olympics New York's Western Regional Basketball Tournament on its campus. The tournament took place Saturday, April 22, in the university's Kiernan Recreation Center.
'Wheel of Fortune LIVE!' announces engagement in Buffalo at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 03:15 pm
"Wheel of Fortune LIVE!," a theatrical experience, will be coming to Shea's Buffalo Theatre in Buffalo on Nov. 16.
Renderings unveiled for new Buffalo YMCA Wellness Center
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 03:00 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has unveiled the initial renderings for a planned new Buffalo YMCA Wellness Center.
Dates set for annual 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:55 am
What are you doing the weekend of Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11? If you're interested in finding great deals on items you won't find anywhere else - in the world! - then we've got something special for you: The 31st annual 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale.
Village of Lewiston approves budget, tax increase
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 09:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday voted to approve the fiscal year 2023-24 budget - a financial plan that includes a tax increase.
Smelt Fest is back!
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 12:30 pm
We are excited to find a partner with The Griffon Brewery & Gastropub (115 S. Water St., Lewiston) to host the next Smelt Festival on Friday, May 26, beginning at 5 p.m.
Niagara County to participate in statewide high-visibility engagement campaign
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:15 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving. Law enforcement officers across New York state will take to the roads in a combined effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI high-visibility engagement campaign efforts start Thursday, April 20, and will end Friday, April 21.
Boy George and Culture Club team with Howard Jones and Berlin for Darien Lake show
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 12:15 pm
Music icons Boy George and Culture Club announced their 2023 tour, "The Letting It Go Show," featuring very special guests Howard Jones and Berlin across all dates. The prolific band will be performing all the hits, including "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me," "Karma Chameleon" and "Church of the Poisoned Mind," right up to their current releases.
Why it pays to hire contractors for home renovations
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 10:20 am
A sense of pride comes from a successful do-it-yourself home improvement project. However, quite often inexperience and time constraints lead homeowners to turn to professional contractors to make sure jobs get done correctly and on time.
The Plant Shack is open, thriving in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 11:00 am
Ever since Rachel Stepien opened The Plant Shack on Center Street in Lewiston mid-pandemic, she has been lauded as an ideal neighbor, businesswoman and philanthropist. So, when her storefront windows were briefly boarded up earlier this month, passersby were concerned.
Village Inn wins 'Best Fish Fry' for second year
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 10:00 am
The Village Inn has successfully defended its first-place title in the "Best Fish Fry" contest sponsored by Niagara Frontier Publications.
History Center to present program on history of Fisher Price toys
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:05 pm
Although many products made in Western New York became world-famous, perhaps the most beloved are the toys of Fisher-Price. From the company's beginning during the Great Depression, their fundamental toy-making principles centered on intrinsic play value, ingenuity, action, sturdy construction, and good value for the money.
Maid of the Mist launches 2023 season
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 10:00 am
A sure sign that summer is in sight is the announcement that the all-electric Maid of the Mist vessels James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla Maid set sail at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, marking the start of the 2023 season. One of North America's longest continually running tourist attractions, this will be the 138th consecutive year the Maid has provided guests from around the world with iconic views of Niagara Falls.
Higgins: $1 million toward ongoing renovations at Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1 million in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. Secured by Higgins in the fiscal year 2022 budget, this community project funding supports construction of the great lawn, inviting visitors onto the campus and better connecting the museum to the neighborhoods, parks and community around it.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara partners with community to collect bicycles ahead of 'Healthy Kids Day'
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
Ahead of "Healthy Kids Day" (April 29), YMCA Buffalo Niagara will partner with Wheels For Workers 716 on a bicycle drive this month to benefit refugees and other families in need in Lockport and the surrounding communities.
Niagara County vehicle pursuit stretches to Grand Island
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
At 3:38 a.m. Sunday, while on routine patrol in the Town of Niagara, Deputy J. Westmorland observed a vehicle fail to stop at the red light located at Military Road and Porter Packard.
Bill Patti named executive director of Kenan Center
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 08:20 pm
Bringing his knowledge and experience in the theater, along with strong leadership and management skills, Bill Patti was selected as the next executive director of the Kenan Center. Patti officially began his duties on March 13, taking the time to learn about the operations of the nonprofit, meeting with staff and transitioning with Susan Przybyl, the former executive director who retired on March 31 after almost 25 years.
Reddy Bikeshare expands reach into Niagara Falls following record-breaking season
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 03:20 pm
Reddy Bikeshare, in partnership with Independent Health, kicks off its eighth season of providing affordable access to bikes by announcing an expanded footprint into state parks along the Niagara River. Beginning this spring, Reddy will add seven new stations at Whirlpool, Devil's Hole, DeVeaux Woods and Niagara Falls state parks.
Broderick: Town of Lewiston plans to pay for village's EV chargers, new lights
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 03:05 pm
The Village of Lewiston recently hinted improved holiday lighting could be in the works, with new LED strands extending down Center Street and into Academy Park.
Bruce Sutherland Memorial Golf Tournament features $10,000 hole-in-one, $1,000 putting contests
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 12:00 pm
This year's Bruce Sutherland Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Monday, May 15, at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club at 1058 Lake Road in Youngstown. The tournament is open to the public. Funds raised will go to the Historical Association and the Lewiston Museum, in addition to the VFW Downriver Post 7487 scholarship fund - two local causes Sutherland volunteered and worked for in the past.
Buffawix hosting fundraiser for two charities that helped teen hit by driver
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:15 pm
Gabby Kranock was celebrating the end of summer with friends before starting her senior year in high school when her entire world changed in a split second.
Bowling to strike out cancer on April 23
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 08:40 pm
Throughout the day on Sunday, April 23, the Tonawanda Bowling Center will temporarily become a hub for family fun and fundraising in support of cancer research. Team RPCS will host the third annual Russell J. Salvatore Bowling Open in support of the 2023 Ride for Roswell.
Travelers hop to warmer destinations for Easter
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 08:40 pm
AAA Western and Central New York chose National Virtual Vacation Day to announce the top destinations for Easter travelers as pandemic-style virtual vacations are being replaced with international getaways, cruises and beach destinations. More than three years since the pandemic began, travel has gone from hold to bold as travelers try to make up for lost time.
Deadline approaching for Lewiston Art Festival artist and vendor applications
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 09:25 am
Since 1966, the Lewiston Art Festival has attracted visitors and art lovers from Western New York and Southern Ontario, as well as international visitors from Niagara Falls. Each year, this juried art show brings 25,000 visitors to the heart of the picturesque and historic Village of Lewiston.
Pixies and Modest Mouse performing at Artpark Amphitheater on Aug. 28
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 11:40 am
As part of their summer tour, Pixies and Modest Mouse, with special guest Cat Power, will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. This concert is presented by Live Nation.
Niagara County extends bed tax agreement with Destination Niagara
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Legislature this week voted to extend its agreement with Destination Niagara USA (formerly known as the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation) for another three years. Destination Niagara USA is the official destination marketing organization for Niagara County.
Lewiston Porter Youth Football League shares football field plans with Village of Lewiston
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 11:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Youth Football League has grand expansion plans for Richard F. Soluri Park at the Lewiston plateau off Portage Road.
Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY announces main stage headliners for 2023
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 09:30 am
The 2023 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY main stage headliners will truly be SOMETHING ELSE!
Niagara University 'Takes Back the Night' on March 30
Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 09:40 pm
Niagara University is inviting the community to "Take Back the Night," Thursday, March 30, through participation in an annual event that aims to end gender-based violence in all forms, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Chef's Restaurant celebrating 100th anniversary with documentary screening at North Park
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 07:55 pm
On Friday, Sept. 22, Chef's Restaurant will celebrate 100 years of food, friendship and community.
Money management tips for retirees
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 07:00 am
What constitutes a perfect retirement is different for everyone. Some people may imagine spending their golden years fishing their days away, while others may aspire to finally embrace their inner globetrotter. Though individuals' retirement dreams differ, every retiree will need money, which only underscores the importance of a wise and disciplined approach to money management.
Erie County unveils draft Community Climate Action Plan
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:55 am
Erie County hosted members of the public at D'Youville College to present its draft Community Climate Action Plan. The event featured presentations, family-friendly activities, climate reflection stations and a youth art showcase.
FASNY seeks to boost local volunteer firefighter recruitment with 14th annual RecruitNY campaign
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 07:00 am
Volunteer fire departments across New York state will open their doors to residents Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, as part of the 14th annual RecruitNY weekend.
Pat LaFontaine, industry leaders discuss building sustainable youth sports at NU forum
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 11:35 am
NHL Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine and CEO of Life Sports Chris Price will lead a conversation on re-imagining 21st-century youth sports, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on the Niagara University campus.
Boosting kidney transplants in Western New York
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 12:50 pm
Of all the organs that can be transplanted, kidneys, by far, are the organ in greatest demand.
 

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