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New bathhouse facility at Fort Niagara State Park now open
Sat, Jun 16th 2018 07:00 am
Just in time for summer, the striking new bathhouse facility at Fort Niagara State Park is now complete.
Peach Queen program seeks applicants
Wed, Jun 13th 2018 12:05 pm
Niagara County Peach Queen applications for the 2018 program are now available online at www.LewistonPeachFestival.org. The annual program for young women (ages 17-21) who reside in Niagara County will start in July. It is centered on community service.
CAM hosts professionals
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus held a professionals night reception on Thursday. The venue welcomed leading business, tourism and cultural leaders to check out the various artworks now on display.
Higgins calls on HUD to investigate BMHA, Buffalo housing
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:50 pm
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the agency to investigate how "disgusting and unsafe conditions have been allowed to persist by Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) despite substantial investment by the federal government and by the tenants themselves."
Food Bank of WNY expanding
Thu, May 31st 2018 05:45 pm
The Food Bank of WNY announced the expansion of its direct delivery program and unveiled its new, 26-foot, refrigerated "Partners Fighting Hunger" truck in order to better serve its 34 Cattaraugus County member agencies - and distribute more food to people in need throughout the community.
5 Erie County school districts team up for parks cleaning
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns, The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY, New York State Parks and five superintendents from Erie County school districts have announced the first "HDI Parks Clean-Up Day." The collaborative effort between the five school districts is part of Kearns' "Healthy District" initiative.
Hospice Gran Fondo draws hundreds of cyclists
Fri, May 25th 2018 02:45 pm
The fifth annual Hospice Gran Fondo brought more than 750 riders to Niagara County on May 19 for the popular cycling event that benefits Niagara Hospice.
Community Missions welcomes South Korean delegation studying homeless services
Tue, May 15th 2018 04:00 pm
Twenty officials from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Health & Welfare spent a portion of Tuesday morning at Community Missions' Buffalo Avenue offices. The group sought to look at different approaches to homeless services, as it is reviewing its current programs and management, and looking for new strategies to implement.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 66th class
Thu, May 10th 2018 10:40 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 66th class during a ceremony held Wednesday at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Dale Association to host Caregivers Resource Day
Tue, May 8th 2018 07:00 am
The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, will present a Caregivers Resource Day from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Caregivers and family members are invited to attend this free event, which will feature keynote presenters Julia Szprygada, director of education and training for WNY Alzheimer's Association; and Melissa Woods, paralegal at the Center for Elder Law & Justice for Niagara and Orleans Counties. Guest speakers begin at 1 p.m.
UB architecture students to unveil 'Ritual Space,' a new installation at Artpark
Fri, May 4th 2018 11:50 am
Freshman architecture students from the University at Buffalo are ready to unveil the wondrous wooden structures they created this semester, which will be on display at Artpark in Lewiston.
Cornerstone CFCU hosting 'Prom Squad' contest
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:25 am
The prom can be one of the first major expenses for teenagers. Cornerstone CFCU would like to help one lucky member through its latest Facebook contest.
Layettes for babies sent around world
Tue, May 1st 2018 10:30 am
St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Wilson received funds from Thrivent to help create 14 layettes sets that will be distributed all over the world by Lutheran World Relief.
'Faces of Niagara': HANCI announces book launch celebration
Thu, Apr 26th 2018 03:20 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. has a 90-year history of caring for and supporting residents of the Niagara County community. This Saturday, from 2-4 p.m. at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road, HANCI will celebrate a book launch and release for its "Faces of Niagara." The publication, being released to the community for the first time on Saturday, celebrates the lives of almost 70 Niagara County residents aged 90 and older.
Niagara University students, alumni presenting 'CAPbaret' in memory of Nick Albano
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:25 pm
Those at Niagara University who knew Nicholas Albano would tell you that he wasn't merely a fan of superheroes - he was a superhero. His powers: love, compassion and kindness.
Kenan Center to host 5th annual 'Mom's Night Out' vendor fair
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:55 pm
The Kenan Center in Lockport will host a "Mom's Night Out Vendor Fair" from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Kenan Center House and Taylor Theater. All proceeds benefit the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool. Admission is free for the event.
'Cross Border Blues' provides binational boost
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Participating organizations of "Cross Border Blues" recently came together in a collaborative effort at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines to cross-promote events on both sides of the border. They are using the blues to build bridges across cultures, generations and geographies.
M&T Bank, Buffalo Bills Foundation join forces to host local veterans on visit to DC memorials
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 10:50 am
Fifty World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans are traveling from Buffalo to Washington, D.C., as part of a joint effort of M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills Foundation to host a special Buffalo/Niagara Honor Flight.
At UB, new medical simulation center gives students, physicians fresh perspectives on human body
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 05:45 pm
The study of the human body is undergoing a major change at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
2018 Niagara Cup to honor Dr. John A.R. Marino
Thu, Apr 5th 2018 05:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor the late Dr. John A.R. Marino at this year's Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament.
National Comedy Center announces grand opening
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 12:45 pm
The National Comedy Center, the first nonprofit cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to the art of comedy, announces its opening: Aug. 1-5, coinciding with the organization's annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown. The new, 37,000-square-foot, $50 million facility tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present, with more than 50 immersive, interactive exhibits.
New York state budget passes
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the highlights of the fiscal year 2019 budget.
Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence receives 5-star government rating
Thu, Mar 29th 2018 10:40 am
For the second time, Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, part of Ascension, has been recognized as one of the top care facilities in the state of New York after receiving its five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Buffalo Zoo announces launch of reptile house renovation
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 09:55 am
The Buffalo Zoo, joined by New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, announced the beginning of construction on the Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center. The $3.7 million project, which started in 2015, is now ready to break ground. The attraction is officially closed until construction is complete.
Water level: Lake Ontario drops, but uncertainty continues
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 06:55 am
As spring begins to emerge, those with an interest in the area's waterways - be they lake or riverfront property owners, boaters, sportsmen or recreational users - are once again paying attention to those water levels.
Niagara University renames, repurposes residence hall to enhance student learning
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 04:20 pm
One of the Tudor-style residences at Niagara University has been named to honor a longtime partner and supporter of the institution.
Buffalo will host Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge during summer 2018 voyage
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:30 pm
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and Canalside announced the 2018 GlassBarge tour will visit Buffalo, docking at Canalside on Aug. 3-5. As the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal bicentennial, GlassBarge will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations at each scheduled stop during its four-month tour.
Niagara County animal distemper warning: Pet vaccination recommended
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:30 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office and Town of Lewiston Police Department are recommending the community to be on high alert after identifying multiple cases of distemper in raccoons in Niagara County.
Northwest Bank grant to NFMMC will support community health efforts
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 02:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Vice President Judi Nolan Powell, second from left, accepted a $2,000 check from Northwest Bank Vice President and Office Manager Kim Wisor, left, Senior Vice President Lena Prohaska and New York Region Vice President for Commercial Lending Jason Krempa.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
A report by WalletHub finds the Buffalo-Niagara area ranks No. 4 among the best U.S. cities when it comes to celebrating Irish-American heritage for 2018. In its rating, WalletHub examined "17 key metrics, ranging from Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick's Day to weather forecasts."
Erie County: DA Flynn, Crime Stoppers Buffalo & partners announce initiative to fight opioid epidemic
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn and Crime Stoppers Buffalo Chairman Kevin Hoffman on Monday announced rewards up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of opiate dealers.
Hospice Gran Fondo pre-ride spin at ChrisFit raises $500
Wed, Feb 28th 2018 05:20 pm
It was a great work out for a great cause. Spinning instructor Stefany Critelli held a three-hour spin class at ChrisFit in Lewiston on Feb. 24. Riders paid $10 for each hour they participated. Many rode for the entire three hours and gave extra donations, as well. The event, which raised $500, was a pre-ride to support the Hospice Gran Fondo bicycle ride that raises money for Niagara Hospice.
Community leaders attend NCCC breakfast
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 12:40 pm
More than 60 community representatives from business, education, religious, nonprofit and legislative leaders attended a breakfast at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute to hear presentations on Niagara County Community College and its plans for the future.
Summer of '69, LEC donate to Lew-Port students
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center was the site, Saturday night, for a fundraiser to benefit the Lewiston-Porter High School Summer of '69 Music Scholarship. The event featured a performance by the Summer of '69 All-Star Band with special routines by Lewiston-Porter High School students.
2018 Premier supports NFMMC intensive care unit
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 04:15 pm
Premier 2018 co-chairs Dr. Gerald Gorman and Murray Hewitt, left, present a check for $263,000 to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Intensive Care Clinical Coordinator Janice Paternostro, R.N., and Stroke Care Clinical Coordinator Alicia Scott, DNP, NP-C, right.
'NF Rocks USA': Niagara Falls to celebrate launch of website to showcase local music scene
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 06:10 pm
With a live music scene as legendary as the roar of Niagara Falls itself, the City of Niagara Falls has announced the creation of a new website, set to launch Wednesday, Feb. 21, designed to promote live music performances throughout the city.
Chamber Awards Gala 2018: Canterbury Place is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Canterbury Place as the 2018 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in selecting a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations.
'Restore the Gorge' effort starts in Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced work will begin for on-the-ground ecological restoration work to "Restore the Gorge" in Niagara Falls.
Caitlin Fager joins Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly has announced a new addition to her staff. Caitlin Fager started on Monday as the event and membership manager. She replaces Christina Crane, who took another position in late 2017.
Lewiston-Porter: Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty lends voice to 'One District, One Book'
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 09:10 am
A group of about 80 Lewiston-Porter elementary students received a special surprise Tuesday morning when reigning Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty visited to read the second chapter of "The Mouse and the Motorcycle."
 

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