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Artpark & Co. receives $250,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in support of master plan to revitalize grounds, improve connectivity, facilities & programs
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:30 pm
Artpark & Company announced the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will provide a $250,000 grant to fund the development for Artpark's future planning. Money will go toward a master plan - a long-term phased transformation that will revitalize the park grounds, improve connectivity with surrounding parks/trails/communities, facilities and programs.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum opens for 2019 season
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, located at 180 Thompson St., will open for the 2019 season today.
Guess Who's coming back to Artpark? Burton Cummings set to return July 2
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 12:40 pm
Rock legend Burton Cummings and special guest Andre-Philippe Gagnon will perform in the Artpark Amphitheater on July 2 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Reebok customers get 'Laced by Liv' at Fashion Outlets
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 12:00 pm
On Saturday, the Reebok Factory Store welcomed Olivia Luciani, aka Laced by Liv, for a special shoe-design event. The 25-year-old artist creates one-of-a-kind custom artwork for shoes, and hand-paints the footwear.
PHOTOS: Lewiston's Como Deli on Center Street wildly popular in first month
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 08:25 pm
When the Antonacci and Colucci families opened the Como Deli on Center Street three weeks ago, they expected to be busy.
Literary Arts Café to debut in 2020
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 03:40 pm
After a chance meeting at "Toast & Jam," a group of women came up with a concept of a new event in Lewiston. Planning is in the works for a "Literary Arts Café," to take place on Wednesday evenings in April 2020 at the Lewiston Opera Hall.
Raising Parkinson's awareness, bringing hope to those with disease
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:25 pm
April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month. Look for landmarks such as the Peace Bridge and Buffalo City Hall and even Niagara Falls to be bathed in blue lights on April 5, drawing attention to the neurodegenerative disease affecting nearly 1 million Americans and 10 million worldwide. Around 60,000 are diagnosed each year in the U.S., alone.
Niagara Falls to host first hospitality job fair on April 10
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 03:05 pm
More than 20 downtown Niagara Falls businesses are joining together to prepare for the upcoming tourist season by hosting a collaborative hospitality industry job fair on Wednesday, April 10, at the Niagara Falls Train Station, 825 Depot Ave. W. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
Jacobs calls on governor, Assembly to support Lyme disease funding
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:25 am
A former member of the New York State Senate's Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, Sen. Chris Jacobs (60th SD) is calling on the governor and Assembly leaders to support $1 million in the state budget, and take action on a series of bills to help combat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The senator was joined in his advocacy by patients, family members and advocates from Lyme WNY.
Kiwanis Club donates to St. Peters
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 10:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston presented a donation to St. Peter R.C. School at the club's second annual fellowship dinner, held in the school cafeteria.
Buffalo to welcome Phil Collins
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:00 pm
One of the world's most acclaimed hitmakers, with over 100 million record sales and an unstoppable catalogue of No. 1 albums, Phil Collins returns to Buffalo this fall.
Blackhawks, Flyers, Sabres & Lightning headline 2019 NHL Global Series
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 11:00 am
The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, in conjunction with Live Nation Sweden, on Thursday announced the Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the 2019 NHL Global Series.
PHOTOS: Welcome to Lewiston, Samana Salt Spa
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 02:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce on Friday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Samana Salt Spa. Owners Cheryl Krouse and Jim Fittante, and their children, welcomed elected leaders, fellow retailers and friends to their establishment, located at 700 Center St., Lewiston.
'Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie' headed to Artpark Mainstage Theater
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 01:20 pm
BPO Nation will present "Live on Mars," described as "an amazing journey celebrating the very best of iconic pop hero David Bowie," inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 8.
'Aliens of the Sea' opens at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 12:00 pm
The $477,147 "Aliens of the Sea" exhibit will build on the visitor excitement created by the new $3.5 million "Penguin Coast" exhibit, which opened to rave reviews last year. The new exhibits are expected to attract an additional 30,000 visitors each year.
Helping Mason's Mission
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 07:00 am
The Mason's Mission Foundation recently held its first fundraiser of 2019, "Bowling For Play," at Brad Angelo Lanes In Lockport. Part of the funds raised will to go support Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Niagara Falls hoops dropped in state semis
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 07:20 pm
The entire 2019 playoff run for the Niagara Falls Wolverines boys basketball team the narrative has been that the big shot always goes down. Friday evening, that was not the case, as the Wolverines were defeated by West Genesee in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinals, 59-57.
2019 Premier supports diagnostic imaging
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 07:10 pm
Premier 2019 co-chairs Dr. Sachin Wadhawan, left, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's chief of cardiology, and Senior Vice President for Service Line Operations Sanjay Chadha, center, present a check for $269,000 to Chief of Diagnostic Imaging Dr. Mark D. Perry.
Leadership Niagara announces 2019 honorees
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 10:25 am
Leadership Niagara's 29th annual awards luncheon will bring regional leaders together May 17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton to honor six individuals and organizations who exemplify the organization's mission and core values while working toward strengthening the community. Awardees include:
In six days, UB dental professor launched first clinic in Iraq to treat families displaced after attacks
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:45 pm
Othman Shibly did not plan to perform any dental work during his first visit to Iraqi Kurdistan. However, a six-day trip to access the needs of a Yezidi displacement camp led the University at Buffalo professor to launch the camp's first dental clinic.
At the 'Art of Beer'
Fri, Mar 8th 2019 08:35 pm
Friday night at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, there was live music, paintings, sculptures, belly dancers, a selfie booth, food stations, prizes and beer.
Morinello joins road workers for CHIPS rally
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Wednesday joined New York highway employees calling on the governor and the Legislature to include budgetary funding to help repair damaged roads and highways across the state. The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) provides state funds to various areas across the state for roads, bridges and highway projects.
Artpark to welcome Sarah McLachlan
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 11:00 am
Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at the Artpark Mainstage Theater on July 31, joined by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Indoor reserved seat tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8 at 10am.
Scott, Gayle lead Lew-Port to first Sect. VI title since 1978
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 09:40 pm
It's been 41 years since the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team has won a Section VI championship. Saturday night, the Lancers could party like it's 1978, as the team defeated Amherst, 51-40, in the Section VI Class A2 title game.
Planning Memorial Day in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee Inc. announced plans are underway for the 2019 Memorial Day celebration of the lives of those who died defending this nation.
'Fort Niagara through Native Eyes,' a Native American history symposium, slated for March 30
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:15 pm
The Old Fort Niagara Association will host a Native American history symposium on Saturday, March 30, titled "Fort Niagara through Native Eyes" at the Tuscarora Nation House in Lewiston. Three Native American history and culture experts will present Native American history from specific time periods at Fort Niagara. The symposium will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is now open to the public.
River Region survives Winter Storm Quiana
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 01:55 pm
The lower portion of the River Region in Niagara County appears to have escaped the worst of what was billed as Winter Storm Quiana, an extremely strong system that blew through the Great Lakes to the eastern seaboard this past weekend.
Pints for Progress continues to shine spotlight on Niagara Falls
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
When it comes to the City of Niagara Falls, locals are looking for progress. That can be found at Pints for Progress.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates Black History Month
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 06:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Chapter of the Links Inc. was honored Friday for nearly 70 years of service to Niagara County at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's 12th annual Black History Month Celebration.
Niagara University student efforts lead to successful Point-In-Time count for Niagara County
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:10 pm
On Jan. 23, 13 Niagara University social work students participated in the national Point-In-Time count of people experiencing homelessness. Due in large part to their efforts, this year's local PIT was one of the most successful in identifying unsheltered individuals in recent years.
Kingdom Bound: Hundreds of teens attend inaugural Awaken Youth Conference in Buffalo
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 02:05 pm
Hundreds of teens from across New York, Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario gathered this past weekend in downtown Buffalo at the Buffalo Grand Hotel for the inaugural Awaken Youth Conference.
Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday adds donation locations
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:05 am
The annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday has added three additional donation locations.
Lewiston Town Board hears of LPD active shooter drills
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
All is quiet at Lewiston Town Hall, with select town officials scheduled to visit the annual Association of Towns meetings in NYC next week.
Presidents' Day is '716 Day' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 12:20 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating Western New York one more time this year by offering $7.16 admission on Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 18.
Pinnacle Community Services to hold gala; announces 2019 award recipients
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 06:00 pm
Celebrating 124 years of continuous service to the Niagara community, Pinnacle Community Services (formerly Family & Children's Service of Niagara) will present several awards at its second annual "Side by Side, Step by Step: An Awards Gala to Celebrate Our Journey" event on Friday, March 1, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 401 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The program will take place from 6-10 p.m.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 04:40 pm
As part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, vote for the restaurant serving your favorite fish fry. The eatery with the most votes will be featured in the Tribune and Dispatch and Sentinel, with additional photos and a video posted at www.wnypapers.com.
'Toast & Jam' returns Feb. 18
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:10 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues! "Toast & Jam" begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, upstairs at the Brickyard Brewing Company (BBC), 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading event is back by popular demand and continues through March 25.
Gary Hall opens tennis facility to Lewiston Rec. Department youth
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 04:20 pm
When WTS Chairman Gary Hall proposed adding a tennis complex to his company's North Second and Mohawk streets property in 2013, his son, Brian, said the impetus is "My father very much cares for his employees. Building a health and wellness center for WTS employees, he felt, was the right thing to do. Health and wellness is very important. We want our employees to be happy, healthy."
Morinello receives Guardian of Small Business Award
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:35 pm
Last week, the Small Business Council presented Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello the Guardian of Small Business Award "for his consistent advocacy for small businesses in New York state," a press release stated. This prestigious award is presented to legislators who vote in support of small businesses and "who champion issues affecting businesses in New York state."
Heart Month: 'Red cap' baby at Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:25 pm
As part of the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign, babies born in the month of February at Mount St. Mary's are being given special little red baby hats. The goal of the effort is to raise awareness about congenital heart defects.
 

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