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Destination Niagara USA launches Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:45 am
Destination Niagara USA, the destination marketing organization for Niagara County, is seeking nominations for the inaugural Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards.
HUD awards $6.3 million for affordable housing activities in New York Native American communities
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 08:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced more than $794 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funding for eligible Native American Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to carry out affordable housing activities in tribal communities.
Artpark to welcome Alvvays with Alex G
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:10 pm
Alvvays, a Canadian pop-indie band based out of Toronto, will perform with special guest Alex G in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. This concert is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Obituary: Mary T. Hibbard (nee Lombardi)
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:05 pm
Mary T. Hibbard (nee Lombardi), age 90, of Lewiston, entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Lewiston Choraleers present Easter program at area churches
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter program featuring a cantata titled "Once Upon a Tree" by Pepper Choplin. The performance depicts the passion and intensity of Holy Week events, starting with Palm Sunday to Good Friday, and finally Easter.
State Parks plans improvements to Artpark
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 11:00 am
At Tuesday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting, trustees approved the prepared State Environmental Quality Review Act Environmental Assessment Form for the development plans for Artpark State Park improvements.
Village of Lewiston reminds residents of short-term rental deadline
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 10:15 am
At Tuesday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, it was announced only about nine short-term rental site owners have completed the process now required to run a temporary lodging site in the residential zoned districts. That's out of almost 50 locations identified during a recent canvassing associated with new municipal laws.
Lewiston Boy Scout looks to install flag collection station at Red Brick
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 10:15 am
Lewiston residents may soon have a new place to properly discard their flags.
Village of Lewiston receives good news on financial standing
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 09:10 am
As the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees heads into budget season, it does so with some good news.
St. Peter's, Stella basketball team posts undefeated regular season
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 08:50 am
The combined St. Peter's/Stella Niagara girls varsity basketball team is having a season for the ages.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 03:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the second quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
Mount St. Mary's St. Francis Guild presents 'BLINGO'
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 03:20 pm
The Mount St. Mary's St. Francis Guild has "reimagined" its annual spring Pink Elephant Sale that was a tradition for many across the region. This year, the guild will host a "BLINGO" event on Thursday, March 23, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The public is invited to attend this fundraiser - where the prizes for bingo winners will be bling.
Artpark to welcome Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with special guest S.G. Goodman
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 02:35 pm
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and special guest S.G. Goodman will perform on the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. This concert is presented by Live Nation.
Niagara Jet City Cruises leaves Youngstown
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 04:35 pm
At a Feb. 9 meeting, Youngstown Mayor Rob Reisman and village trustees announced Niagara Jet City Cruises (Niagara Jet Adventures) would not return to its Water Street facility for the 2023 season. The company was operated by City Cruises Canada, a subsidiary of the Hornblower Group based in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Officials stated the decision was based on marketing, and reflected tourism changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital appoints new director of Clearview Treatment Services program
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 04:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has appointed Sarah Tabone as director of the Clearview Treatment Services program. She brings 20 years of experience to this role, and holds a BA degree in psychology from Niagara University, along with CASAC Advanced Counselor Certification. Tabone is a recipient of Niagara University's Presidential Scholarship.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital presents DAISY Award to Schuey
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently presented the DAISY Award to Theresa Schuey, R.N., a nurse in the Clearview Treatment Services unit of the hospital.
NCSO responds to mental health incident in Porter
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 01:55 pm
On Feb. 11 at 3:18 a.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting a male making suicidal statements, armed with a firearm, in the 3000 block of Ransomville Road in the Town of Porter.
'Big R': Ransomville Speedway releases 2023 schedule
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Ransomville Speedway has officially released the 2023 schedule of events. From fan favorites to national and regional touring series, "The Big R" is the place to be on Friday nights.
'The Winter Warriors' at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
During the American Revolution, armies generally went into winter quarters where they sometimes struggled to keep their forces supplied. On Feb. 18-19, Old Fort Niagara will host a special event that depicts life in a winter garrison for both soldiers and civilians.
CAM's latest exhibitions explore local Armenian traditions, NU Theatre's rich history
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
Castellani Art Museum (CAM) of Niagara University celebrates two powerful exhibition launches. "Survive, Remember Thrive, Armenian Traditions" in Western New York is on view from Feb. 2 to May 7, and a closing reception will be held on its final day. "Imaginary Worlds: Behind the Scenes with Niagara University Theatre" is on view from Feb. 9 to Aug. 13, and a reception will be held on Feb. 23 from 4:30-7 p.m.
NCSO to crack down on impaired driving over Super Bowl weekend
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:35 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced that Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.
Love is in the mist: Science behind 'Honeymoon Capital of the World'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 10:30 am
Buffalo may be the "City of Good Neighbors" but, just north in Niagara Falls, couples have been meeting, marrying and honeymooning for at least over 200 years. It was future U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr's daughter who put Niagara Falls on the map as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World," but the real reason why coupling may be occurring against the backdrop of a world wonder may have more to do with science than beautiful scenery.
Above and Beyond: Youngstown Fire Co. honors members, installs officers
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 10:20 am
The Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. held its 112th Installation Dinner and Awards gathering on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Youngstown firehall. The event featured a number of swearing-in ceremonies for the various officers representing YVFC's 65 members, as well as recognition paid to some special individuals who serve the company.
NYS announces $100 million to repave roads impacted by extreme weather
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 08:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced $100 million in state funding has been released to support the renewal of roadways impacted by extreme weather. The funding supports repaving projects at 64 locations, totaling almost 520 lane miles of pavement, and "complements the record level of investment in infrastructure across New York state."
HART receives $25,000 grant from John R. Oishei Foundation to enhance services
Tue, Feb 7th 2023 03:20 pm
The Home Assistance Referral Team has received a $25,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation to expand the services HART has been providing for over 40 years.
Art show in Youngstown
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 05:25 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Main St., will host an art show from noon to 7 p.m., and talent show from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. This free event is open to the community as part of a yearlong celebration of the church's 200th anniversary.
Tuscarora Nation ribbon-cutting
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 02:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting with Beth Rickard (Tuscarora Nation, Deer Clan) and her family for her new business, First Nations Copywriter.
Ransomville Speedway hosted drivers meeting
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:50 am
Ransomville Speedway hosted a drivers registration meeting at the Ransomville Fire Co. on Sunday afternoon. Drivers had the opportunity to reserve pit pads, register their cars, purchase track memberships and DIRTcar licenses. Ransomville Speedway officials, including tech inspectors and the race director, were on hand to answer any questions.
HAL welcomes back DeCroix
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next program, "Poking Through Jell-O," will feature speaker Douglas DeCroix. This event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
12th annual Artists of Color Exhibition on view at Niagara Arts & Cultural Center
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center has announced the 12th annual Artists of Color Exhibition. This exhibit is curated by Ray Robertson, co-director of galleries.
Fatal fire in Youngstown
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:20 am
On Thursday, at 8:12 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting smoke in the apartment building located at 136 Jackson St., in the Village of Youngstown. NCSO deputies and officers from the Town of Lewiston Police Department responded and confirmed smoke coming from the second floor of the building.
Niagara University receives grants totaling $500,000 from Mother Cabrini Foundation
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
Niagara University has received a $300,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to continue and enhance work done by its College of Nursing to foster nurse resilience, effectively bridge the transition from student to health care professional, address a critical shortage in the nursing workforce, increase awareness of health inequities, and develop effective approaches to care in complex environments across Western New York, with an emphasis on Niagara County.
Michael Franti & Spearhead: 'Big Big Love Tour' set to stop at Artpark Amphitheater June 21
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:55 pm
Michael Franti & Spearhead "Big Big Love Tour" with special guests Tank and the Bangas visit the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3. This concert is presented by Funtime and Artpark.
Sheeran elected first vice president of NYS Magistrates
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:45 pm
Longtime professor of education Dr. Thomas Sheeran was elected to the position of first vice president of the New York State Magistrate's Association. The group represents more than 2,200 town and village judges in the 1,300 local courts across New York.
Free tax prep for Niagara County residents
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:40 pm
Parachute Credit Counseling - formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo (CCCS) - announced it is launching the ninth year of its "Niagara County Free Tax Preparation Program" on Jan. 31. Parachute will use a "drop-off" process, with sites in Niagara Falls at Pinnacle Community Services, 1522 Main St.; and in Lockport, at the Lockport Library, 23 East Ave.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board to recommend economic development funding
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 02:05 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the visitor's center of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Niagara Power Project at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
Niagara Falls State Park announces handicraft lottery
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:40 pm
Applications for the 2023 Native American handicraft sales permits are now available for the upcoming summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
Higgins introduces bill to allow for virtual NEXUS interviews
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has introduced the "Make NEXUS Work Act" legislation to make video conferencing available to new and renewing NEXUS applicants.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital awarded Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 02:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association's Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center. It is the only hospital in Niagara County that holds this advanced certification. The Joint Commission is one of the leading accrediting bodies, ensuring the highest standards of quality and patient safety are met for more than 22,000 health care organizations across the U.S.
Antique to Chic marks 10 years in Lewiston
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 11:10 am
Lewiston will celebrate 10 years of "old to new and everything in between," as Antique to Chic marks a decade in business at 536 Center St.

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