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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.
Artpark is putting the art back in the park
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:30 pm
For the past three weeks, five grad students from five colleges have been working on the installation of five different outdoor art projects around the Village of Lewiston's state park.
NTCC unveils economic impact figures as part of annual report
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. today unveiled its 2014 annual report to its stakeholders and local government partners, including Niagara County and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls. The report highlighted the economic impacts of the 2014 tourism season.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2015 preseason schedule
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's 2015 preseason schedule. The Sabres will play seven games, including three home games at First Niagara Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
Golf tournament supports services at OUN
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara hosted its 31st annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament Monday, June 8, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the 600-plus individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities supported by the agency.
Pictures: Artpark begins with Fairy House Festival, Lindsey Stirling
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:25 am
Artpark & Company kicked off its 2015 summer season with the Fairy House Festival on Sunday, and Electric dance music violinist and performer Lindsey Stirling Wednesday.
Parking patterns change for Artpark's 'Tuesday in the Park'
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:00 am
The Village of Lewiston, its Department of Public Works, the Lewiston Police Department and Artpark & Company have teamed up to establish a new parking pattern for "Tuesday in the Park" concert nights.
Seventy-three employers to participate in National Guard veterans job fair June 18
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 06:00 pm
The New York National Guard will host a United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation "Hiring Our Heroes" veterans job fair at the Connecticut Street Armory in Buffalo Thursday, June 18.
'Paddles Up': Registration open for 10th annual Grand Island event
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission and the Town of Grand Island have announced registration is now open for the 10th annual "Paddles Up" non-competitive 4.8-mile paddle event around Beaver Island State Park. The event will be held Saturday, July 25.
Buffalo Sabres: NHL Draft party planned for June 26
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans to host an NHL Draft party presented by First Niagara Friday, June 26, at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo. Doors for the free event will open at 6 p.m. and draft coverage begins at 7 p.m.
Village of Lewiston honors Gittermann
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 05:00 am
Friday night, the Red Brick Municipal Building was jam-packed with people paying tribute to recently retired Village of Lewiston Recreation Director Marianne Gittermann.
Artist painting Chuck Tingley large-scale mural at Artpark
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 10:55 pm
Western New York artist Chuck Tingley is creating a permanent mural at Artpark on the art gallery's north exterior wall. He is using spray paint, acrylic, markers and stencils to create the images pictured.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to host free 'Mommy & Baby Expo'
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 04:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, in partnership with its Center for Women, is hosting a free "Mommy & Baby Expo" from 8-11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at the hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
A tribute to Artpark's George Osborne
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 03:45 pm
When George Osborne arrived on the scene at Artpark on Nov. 1, 1999, you could practically see the tumbleweed rolling across the stage.
Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show set for June 20
Fri, May 29th 2015 10:00 am
A Grand Island tradition returns Saturday, June 20, in the annual Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
Tour of Kitchens combines tasty food, tablescapes
Tue, May 26th 2015 03:30 pm
The seventh annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 and 7 in Lewiston and Youngstown.
Higgins previews Buffalo Harbor State Park
Fri, May 22nd 2015 05:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins visited the new Buffalo Harbor State Park, set to open to the public this weekend.
Community Missions honors volunteers and supporters at 23rd annual awards brunch
Fri, May 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Each year, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters who make its work possible with its annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch. The 23rd edition took place at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls Thursday afternoon.
Sawyer Fredericks named 'The Voice'
Wed, May 20th 2015 10:00 am
Sawyer Fredericks was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" Tuesday, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season eight.
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy win 'Dancing with the Stars'
Wed, May 20th 2015 09:50 am
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy were crowned the "Dancing with the Stars" 10th anniversary season champions and winners of the Gold Mirrorball trophy on the season finale Tuesday on the ABC Television Network.
Higgins, Brown join Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in announcing $300,000 for Bellamy Commons
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in announcing the award of a $300,000 grant to Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York to help finance the Bellamy Commons project, which involves the conversion of a vacant former community center into 30 affordable housing units.
 

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