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Niagara Hospice gears up for spring bouquet sale
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2020 spring bouquet sale. The sale will run March 2-8 with pre-sale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.
Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's names Wheatfield executive as event chair
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 12:05 pm
On Oct. 3, the Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's will bring more than 700 people to Lewiston - people who have been touched in some way by dementia. Leading the effort will be an executive with DePaul Senior Living in Wheatfield.
Michael Freedman becomes 2020 president of local Public Relations Society of America chapter
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:45 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Michael Freedman as president for the year 2020. Freedman heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
Aquarium of Niagara secures funding for event room upgrade
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 06:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara continues to position itself as a premier destination for both Western New Yorkers and tourists alike as it unveils plans for its fourth major capital upgrade in three years.
Artpark, Funtime Presents welcome Andrew Bird and Calexico, Iron & Wine to Mainstage Theater
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 12:45 pm
Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird will join collaborators Calexico and Iron & Wine for "The Great Summer Stroll Tour" live at the Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 15.
Prepare for battle at Fort Niagara
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 04:00 pm
"Winter Woods Battle" returns to Old Fort Niagara from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. It will feature cordwaining as a new demonstration along with its assortment of indoor and outdoor living-history activities for visitors.
Lewiston: Mayor to form digital sign committee; Marasco encourages board to 'pump brakes' on replacement
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees is taking a step back from pursuing a digital sign at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to recreate 'lost' Grateful Dead performance at Kleinhans Music Hall
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 02:35 pm
On March 17, St. Patrick's Day 1970, The Grateful Dead performed in Buffalo with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Voutour celebrated on last day
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
At Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour's "walk-out" on Dec. 30, 2019 - his last day as a county law enforcement officer - he walked outside to find two long lines of sheriff's deputies in formal dress uniforms wishing him well in the next phase of his life.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveils new Buffalo House courtesy van donated by West Herr Automotive Group
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:10 pm
Yesterday morning at an event held at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveiled its new 2020 Toyota Sienna courtesy van. The van was donated by the West Herr Automotive, a group that has been a strong supporter of the local community for more than 70 years.
Niagara County encourages Purple Heart veterans to come forward
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's Book of Honor at a ceremony to be held this August.
'A Taste of Jazz' fundraiser returns to Brickyard Brewing Company
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 12:35 pm
Preparations are underway for the 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29, in the Village of Lewiston. To that end, the board of directors and Jazz Festival staff will hold a fundraiser, "A Taste of Jazz," from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Brickyard Brewing Company 436 Center St., Lewiston.
DEC: Anglers' report confirms New York's world-class freshwater fishing
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 01:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the state's world-class fishing opportunities continue to draw anglers from near and far to New York's many productive freshwater sportfisheries. New data on angler effort, patterns, preferences and attitudes was released as part of DEC's statewide survey of freshwater anglers, which helps DEC assess both the biological and human dimension aspects of managing New York's freshwater fisheries.
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge helps local groups
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 07:00 am
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) has been busy distributing checks to community organizations. At the January meeting, it was decided to send checks of support to the Red Jacket Club; Heart, Love & Soul of Niagara Falls; and Community Cats Alive of Lewiston.
'Park After Dark': Volunteer committee rebrands fundraiser for Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
All remains quiet on the Lake Ontario shores in Olcott as debate continues in many circles on IJC Plan 2014. But that doesn't mean other, more exciting discussions for the area's summer seasons aren't taking place.
NYPA: Mini submersible robot successfully inspects power transformer
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has successfully piloted a robotic technology that can navigate inside a power transformer to effectively identify any operational issues while reducing unplanned down time and reducing risk to personnel. The new inspection tool marks NYPA's latest investment in enhancing reliability and cost-effectiveness of its electricity generation assets and transmission network as part of New York's growing strength in technological innovation.
Snow what? Niagara County preparing for 2020 golf season
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Snow may be on the ground and the temperatures a little chilly, but golf is already on the minds of the staff at the Niagara County Golf Course.
Community Missions: Sweetheart Dinner returns to Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The 23rd annual Sweetheart Dinner is trudging through each snowy day of the winter calendar to wow the community by showing them an enjoyable evening at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls.
New location for 'Toast & Jam'
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:00 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues! The Lewiston Council on the Arts' "Toast & Jam" begins in a new location, Tin Pan Alley, 775 Cayuga St., at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Now in its 21st year, this jazz-jamming, blues-rocking, poetry-reading event returns by popular demand and continues every Monday through March 16.
Cuomo announces 'make-ready' program for electric vehicles
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the New York State Department of Public Service issued a report recommending the establishment of a statewide utility-supported "make-ready" program to promote responsible electric vehicle charging station deployment. In addition, the governor announced more than 20,000 rebates have been approved for New Yorkers to purchase electric cars under the Drive Clean Rebate initiative, which provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers.
Give Kids A Smile Day to offer more than a healthy smile: Shifts to total health for hundreds of WNY kids
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:25 am
For one day in February, the halls of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will be filled with the excited laughs and smiles of schoolchildren.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes 14th Humboldt penguin to its colony
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:50 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is introducing "NiƱo," a 3-year-old Humboldt penguin and the newest member of its penguin colony, to the public.
DEC to feature new angler outreach programs at 2020 Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo Jan. 17-19
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation invites the public to check out its Bureau of Fisheries' expanded angler outreach programs at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Jan. 17 to 19 at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center.
Buffalo to continue hosting NHL Scouting combine through 2022
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 01:40 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres today announced the NHL Scouting Combine will remain in Buffalo through 2022, with each of the next three events being held at KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter.
Sweet Buffalo Rocks goes from game to giving
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:20 pm
The concept was simple. Find a rock, decorate it, then hide it again. Soon, someone else will find it and take a picture, then hide it, too. A fun game in cities across the U.S. hit WNY in 2017 when Kimberly LaRussa, a local blogger of a website called Sweet Buffalo, was introduced to it by a friend in Florida. She said it seemed like a fun activity for the long winter, but couldn't have imagined what it would become.
FeedMore WNY expanding into Niagara County
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 10:05 am
FeedMore WNY kicked off the new year with notable developments, as the nonprofit continues to grow and enhance its services and partnerships that fight hunger and nourish vulnerable community members of all ages.
Planning underway for Lewiston Art Festival
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 06:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is already at work on this summer's Lewiston Art Festival. Two items of interest were announced Tuesday:
Cuomo: $300 million plan to reimagine Erie Canal
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 10:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday unveiled the 29th proposal of his 2020 State of the State: a $300 million plan to reimagine the Erie Canal by creating recreational activities on the Canal to boost tourism, mitigating flooding, enhancing irrigation and recreational fishing and restoring wetlands. Cuomo is recommending the New York Power Authority board, which now oversees the Canal Corp. as a subsidiary, approve the $300 million investment over the next five years at the board's January meeting.
Memorial welcomes first baby of 2020
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
Niagara County's first-born baby of 2020 made her debut at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Michaela Rose Lucatra arrived at 2:52 a.m. on New Year's Day. Nineteen inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, she is the daughter of Lindsey and Michael Lucatra of Grand Island.
Niagara County DA Wojtaszek speaks out on new bail law
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:15 pm
Wojtaszek said the laws were placed in an appropriations bill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and "pretty much passed in the middle of the night."
Buffalo Bills honor U.S. Army Spec. Riley Johnston
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:30 pm
U.S. Army Spec. Riley Johnston, daughter of Town of Porter Supervisor John "Duffy" Johnston, was recognized by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday for her service to this country. The event was part of the Bills-New York Jets game at New Era Field.
Lumagination 2020 set to wow crowds this winter at Botanical Gardens!
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 07:00 am
Lumagination is a captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination from Jan. 25 through Feb. 29. Lumagination will delight all ages during this unique exhibit that showcases the architecture and horticulture collection of the Botanical Gardens.
Michael Hibbard to open 3rd Gallo; restaurant at former steakhouse site
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen owner Michael Hibbard recently took over the property at 453 Center St., formerly Center Cut: The Village Steakhouse. Hibbard said he hopes to open "Gather" sometime in February.
Holiday Market nets Toys for Tots $2,500-plus
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 06:55 am
Jamie Symmonds' recent Holiday Market at the Brickyard Brewing Company was a success, with scores of people attending and myriad vendors showcasing their wares for guests.
Norris delivers warm winter clothing donations to community
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:55 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris delivered warm winter clothing items donated from the community to local charities, so that the items could be available for those in need in time for the winter holidays.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation names Lynn Catalano new director
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 03:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its recent hire of Lynn Wolfgang Catalano, who will lead the medical center's Foundation and Community Relations, effective Jan. 1. Within these roles, Catalano will focus on building legacies and endowments, fundraising and elevating the visibility of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Village of Lewiston: Amy Salada retiring at month's end
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Over the course of 30 years, there's no telling how many people Amy Salada has spoken with from her side of the clerk's office counter. Most comments have been cordial; others, well, not so much.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce preparing for anniversary year
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Leadership within the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce welcomed members to a year-end breakfast on Wednesday at the Brickyard Brewing Company.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes Zhanna, new endangered Amur tiger
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 05:35 pm
On Friday, Zhanna the Amur tiger made her public debut at the Buffalo Zoo.
'Festival of Slice' crowns pizza powers
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 03:35 pm
The award for Best Cheese went to Jaco's Pizzeria. Sammy's Pizzeria took Best Specialty for its "7-1-6" pizza, which features chicken fingers and steak. The People's Choice award went to Favorites Pizzeria in Lewiston for its honey garlic chicken pizza.
 

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