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Memorial announces Premier 2016 co-chairs
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 03:55 pm
Drs. Amarpreet Grewal Bath and Shelley Bath and Janet and Dan DiPofi have been named co-chairs of The 2016 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Silver Comet: A shining star to roller coaster enthusiasts
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Martin's Fantasy Island received a big "Fun? Wow!" from a large group of roller coaster aficionados last weekend.
Art auction to benefit Community Missions
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm
Community Missions will hold its 2015 art auction Friday, Sept. 18, at the Sheraton at the Falls. This biannual event aims to raise awareness and funds for the agency programs and the marginalized population it serves. The event continues Community Missions' yearlong celebration of its 90th anniversary.
Niagara Catholic lends a helping hand
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
Members of the Niagara Catholic campus ministry team recently assisted the Lion's Club International District 20-N with its Recycle for Sight program.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston members paint Academy Park grandstands
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Member of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston spent Saturday morning painting the grandstands in Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston in preparation for the Niagara County Peach Festival. The annual event will be held Sept. 11-13 at Academy Park.
Peach Queen contestants meet judges, WKBW reporter Desiree Wiley
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 10:05 am
The Peach Queen court assembled Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club for the annual scholarship pageant dinner, to meet this year's judges, and to receive life lessons from WKBW-TV reporter and current Miss Buffalo Desiree Wiley.
NT girl to sing at Carnegie Hall
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:20 am
Alyssa Marella has been singing since she was old enough to talk. Come December, the North Tonawanda girl will perform in one of the country's most prestigious venues: New York City's Carnegie Hall.
Wheatfield Family Picnic returns - with a fine, feathered guest
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:00 am
A decades-long tradition will continue Aug. 23, when the Wheatfield Family Picnic takes place at Fairmount Park on Nash Road.
Higgins congratulates Roswell Park physician on naming to federal panel on diagnostic testing
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 05:50 pm
Pathologist Dr. Carl Morrison, leader in precision-medicine field, named to advisory panel on clinical diagnostic laboratory tests
Wilson Bike Night motorcycle judging contest winners
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 05:35 pm
The 16th annual Wilson Motorcycle Rally was held last Friday evening. The event is held the first Friday of August each year on Main Street in the harborside Village of Wilson.
Hospice patient helps bring comfort to others
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:50 pm
One of the unique services Niagara Hospice provides to every patient is a comfort tote that includes a lap blanket and other small items.
Golfing for good
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:20 pm
The recent Louis J. Fernandez Memorial Golf Tournament of the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital paid tribute to the late Vincent Laurendi Jr., a former executive of Adelphia Cable Niagara and former member of the board who passed away in August 2014.
49th annual Lewiston Art Festival Winners
Sun, Aug 9th 2015 09:45 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced the winners of this year's Lewiston Art Festival.
A healing journey: Cancer survivor Zdenka Gast walks 500 miles in 29-day pilgrimage
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Zdenka Gast just recently finished walking 500 miles in only 29 days. Yet less than a year ago, the Grand Island resident was so weak from cancer treatments that she could barely get off the couch, her family said.
Billoni: Tom Calderone and his sons pitch in for Food Bank
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 01:15 pm
Tom Calderone said it is important for his three sons to learn the importance of helping others and giving their time to volunteer for worthy causes.
Explorers in NT: Nonprofit offers history tours of North Tonawanda during Canal Fest
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
Some of them had never set foot in the city before; some of them grew up there. But the participants in a recent tour all had one thing in common: They wanted to learn more about North Tonawanda.
Trey Whitfield Foundation honors Maher's commitment to educational access
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 01:40 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, was named a 2015 Adult Honoree by the Trey Whitfield Foundation during the organization's 23rd annual awards dinner, which was held July 17 in Brooklyn.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts global runners
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:10 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has gone global. Runners from countries around the world, including England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Austria and Ethiopia, will soon travel to Western New York to "run with the river" in this one-of-a-kind race that has grown tremendously since its 2009 inception.
Countdown begins, excitement builds for Great Contraption Race
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
Mark Saturday, Aug. 1, on your calendars. It's the day for the second annual Great Contraption Race, taking place on the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Niagara Falls USA seeing record visitation numbers
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 09:25 am
Visitation to Niagara Falls USA is breaking all-time records this summer, as Niagara Falls State Park is celebrating 130 years, and new businesses and amenities are open in downtown Niagara Falls.
Lew-Port reunion idea turns into successful summer concert event
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:35 pm
In a blending of generations, the first "Spirit of the 80's" concert featured international recording artist and new-wave snyth-pop band The Spoons of Burlington, Ontario.
Guillemont Memorial Grant supports Community Missions soup kitchen
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 05:25 pm
Rita M. Franc, administrator for the Guillemont Memorial Grant of the Niagara Falls Episcopal Urban Ministry, presented community Missions Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger, left, and cook Jimmie Walker, right, a check Thursday.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes three new, exceptional marine mammals
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:55 am
The Aquarium of Niagara has three new marine mammals, and each one has a unique and compelling story that will resonate with guests.
Food pantry collections continue
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 12:10 pm
Sister Beth Brosmer (center) of Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry of Niagara Falls, the Rev. William Lowry (left) of Care and Share Pantry of Ransomville, and Don Luce (right) of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, are reviewing reports of the food/cash drive held on Tuesday concert nights outside of Artpark.
Higgins presents U.S. Army specialist Wilmer Olivencia with Purple Heart for wounds sustained during Vietnam War
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Army veteran Wilmer A. Olivencia with a Purple Heart and other medals earned for wounds sustained and service during the Vietnam War.
New Stella Niagara Preserve opens
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:45 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy joined with the Sisters of the St. Francis, local officials and guests Tuesday in a grand-opening celebration of the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston.
Billoni: Celebrating July Fourth with Bisons, Russell Salvatore and true patriots
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 06:20 pm
As the sun began its decent for a magnificent sunset over Lake Erie on the Fourth of July, Mark Jerge stood on the roof party deck at Templeton Landing and watched his boss, Russell J. Salvatore, personally inspect the buffet line before his more than 300 guests made their way through the four lines.
Chef's Italian Restaurant rolls out 'On The Go' food truck
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 03:50 pm
Mary Beth and Louis J. Billittier Jr., owners of Chef's Italian Restaurant, today announced everyone in Western New York can now enjoy Chef's "On The Go" with the rollout of a new food truck.
Grand Island: Council hears security plans for Gus Macker tourney
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:25 am
Local event promoter Corey McGowan met with the Grand Island Town Board and law enforcement representatives Thursday to go over security plans for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, but he left awaiting final approval to hold the hoops festival he plans for August.
Scholarship opportunities for Artpark summer camps
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 03:20 pm
Artpark announced scholarship opportunities exist for select sessions of its weeklong summer camps.
A fundraiser for the felines
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
In the kitten area at Precious Paws Rescue in North Tonawanda, five kittens romped and played during a recent summer afternoon. But at the tip-top of a small climbing tree, sisters Narcissa and Nutella napped the hours away.
Liberty Home Care Transforms Niagara Falls Boulevard
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:40 pm
2424 Niagara Falls Blvd., in Wheatfield, recently underwent a major transformation from the previous Shipman Printing to Liberty Home Care's new base of operation.
Emergency response center plans announced
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:45 pm
A first response and emergency center planned for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station would include a new hub for such entities as Mercy Flight and Niagara County Emergency Services - and, officials hope, keep the station safe from any future closure plans.
Memories take flight at annual Hospice Butterfly Release
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Niagara Hospice will hold its 12th annual Butterfly Release from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in the Memorial Gardens at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital opens remodeled labor and delivery suite
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently opened and blessed another in its remodeled and upgraded labor and delivery suites. The upgrade is part of an ongoing $2 million total renovation of the Center for Women on the second floor of the main hospital building at 5300 Military Road in Lewiston.
Buffalo Zoo unveils new 'Zoofari' shuttle
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo unveiled a brand new custom-designed "Zoofari" shuttle during a media event Thursday. The Zoofari shuttle will run between the zoo and a parking lot at Medaille College on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
NU Theatre presents free children's stories this summer at Leary Theatre, Artpark
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
Yes, Niagara University Repertory Theatre is back and better than ever with fast, furious and fantastically funny children's tales brought to life by trained actors.
'Grand Gardens of the Niagara Portage' to be showcased at July 18 event
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Parks and gardens along the historic Niagara Portage will be the featured destinations Saturday, July 18, as four city institutions present a series of outdoor activities for people of all ages.
Winners of Mount St. Mary's Hospital River Run
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
Joseph Moberg and Mary Kofahl were the male and female winners of Saturday's 13th annual Mount St. Mary's Hospital River Run. The event, part of the DiMino Tops Racing Series, is coordinated by the hospital's center for rehabilitation.
'Popping the question'
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 07:00 am
Kelly McCoy, originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, recently moved to the Niagara River Region from Jacksonville, Florida, where she had met her boyfriend, Jeffrey Kurek. She had no idea what was about to happen during a visit to Old Fort Niagara last Saturday for the fort's Civil War Garrison Weekend.
 

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