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Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. meets, approves Canalside wayfinding & interpretive signage project design
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved the design for new wayfinding signage at and around Canalside to help visitors navigate their way around the expanding waterfront destination. Canalside is a complex site with numerous and diverse events and programmed activities. It can be accessed by car, walking, biking, boating, etc.
10th summer of Artpark 'Free Family Movie Night' debuts Monday
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 05:50 pm
Artpark & Company's annual "Free Family Movie Night," celebrating its 10th season in 2017, will present two award-winning features at the Outdoor Amphitheater this month.
Ortt presents $12,500 check to Miller Hose Fire Co. for new equipment
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 01:10 pm
In support of community protection services, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Monday presented the Miller Hose Fire Co. with a $12,500 check to purchase new equipment. Ortt secured the funding through this year's state budget.
VIDEO: Ortt announces $1 million for hospital projects in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Tuesday announced he secured a total of $1 million for infrastructure projects at three local hospitals. He said the funding will serve as a catalyst for economic growth and job creation. It secured by Ortt as part of the 2017-18 state budget, and supports projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda and Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
'Discovery Gala' grows into bigger tent party along Lockport's Erie Canal
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:05 am
What could be better than the Niagara History Center's annual Discovery Gala party and auction? Organizers claim to have the answer, and said their mid-summer event has grown into a can't-miss event, set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19.
Niagara Falls: Olin Corp. pledges support to new Niagara Community Center
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Olin Corp., an industrial supplier of chlorine-related products and a major employer in Niagara Falls, recently presented a check for $10,000 to the new Niagara Community Center, which is adjacent to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School.
Kingdom Bound: Britt Nicole living life, making music for a greater good
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:25 pm
Britt is one of the performers at this year's Kingdom Bound Music Festival at Darien Lake. She is slated to perform at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 29, on the amphitheater stage.
Hot cars can be deadly for kids & pets in summer
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:45 am
Every year, dozens of children die due to heatstroke from being left in a hot car for too long. Nineteen children have already passed away this year; 723 since 1998 (according to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians). While an overwhelming majority of these deaths were accidental, they were preventable.
Free Artpark workshop, concert to be offered during renowned percussionist's residency
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:25 pm
Famed Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista will be in residence at the University at Buffalo July 18-30 as part of the university's Creative Arts Initiative.
Ortt presents Senate Liberty Medal to local hero
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Monday awarded the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Orleans correction officer Tommy Brice. He potentially saved the life of a 16-year-old girl after preventing a kidnapping in 2016.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston sponsors annual community fishing derby
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
On June 10, the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held its annual youth fishing derby at the Niagara River Anglers Association Fishing Preserve on Balmer Road in Youngstown. The event was open to children from the townships of Lewiston and Porter. This year, 73 children participated and more than 200 people were in attendance.
Urban land institute concludes weeklong reuse analysis of Buffalo's Central Terminal
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 05:15 pm
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) advisory panel on Friday presented a summary of its conclusions and recommendations after a weeklong analysis of potential reuses of the former Buffalo Central Terminal.
Niagara Jet Adventures pays it forward
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 05:25 pm
On Sunday, Niagara Jet Adventures held its annual charity trip. Once a year, NJA hosts such an event, which provides inner-city children from different organizations with a unique and exciting experience. This year, NJA had the privilege of taking out the Victory Assembly of God youth group.
Billboard campaign calls on Gov. Cuomo to protect Falls air base
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 02:25 pm
The message to Gov. Andrew C. Cuomo is loud and clear: "Don't let Apex gamble with our air base."
Artpark 2017: Exec. Director Sonia Clark 'feeling really good' about 2017 season, overall state of affairs
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 10:00 am
As she enters her second full season as Artpark & Company's executive director, Sonia Clark is "so encouraged" about the state of the organization, its fiscal status, and the slate of activities to be put forth this summer for the community and guests from all over the world.
Morinello welcomes winners of 2017 Italian-American scholarship awards
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 11:00 am
On Monday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in welcoming the students who were awarded the New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators' academic and athletic scholarships.
ECHDC, Outer Harbor Management Group announce summer programming & events schedule
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 04:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the Outer Harbor Management Group (OHMG) on Friday announced their 2017 season of summer activities for the whole family.
Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives installs officers for 2017-18
Thu, Jun 1st 2017 09:00 am
Nicole Meisenburg of Manzella Marketing has been elected president of Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives. She succeeds Lisa Ettipio-Lauciello of Bryant & Stratton, who remains on the board of directors as immediate past president. Jill Pawlik, senior marketing manager at Uniland Development Co., has been named executive vice president.
Adell's School of Dance 10th anniversary showcase
Tue, May 30th 2017 10:35 am
Adell's School of Dance, owned by Adell Hoover-Manarino, will celebrate its 10th anniversary dance showcase at Niagara Falls High School at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. A "Future Star" red carpet showcase will take place at noon on Sunday, June 4.
Community Missions holds 25th annual awards brunch
Thu, May 25th 2017 04:00 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. held its 25th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
'Rebels and Redcoats' headed to Old Fort Niagara for American Revolution living history event
Wed, May 24th 2017 03:10 pm
Re-enactors representing the American colonists and British loyalists during the American Revolution will converge on Old Fort Niagara the weekend of June 3 and 4 for a large-scale living-history event that involves camps, mock battles and interactive demonstrations for visitors.
Hospice House celebrates 10 years of service
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:45 pm
Niagara Hospice House, Niagara County's only residential hospice house and in-patient facility, is marking a milestone. On June 5, Niagara Hospice will celebrate 10 years of comfort and care provided at Niagara Hospice House.
US, Canadian police agencies honor officers at 20th annual interfaith service
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:55 pm
Law enforcement officers from across Western New York and Southern Ontario joined together Wednesday to pay tribute to personnel who died in the line of duty.
Father Levesque celebrates 50 years of Vincentian priesthood
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:15 am
The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6 in the Alumni Chapel.
HANCI celebrates National Nurses Week
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:05 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. marked National Nurses Week by paying tribute to its staff.
Hard Rock supports United Way's 'Dine to Make a Difference'
Wed, May 10th 2017 04:50 pm
On Tuesday, the United Way of Greater Niagara and the Salvation Army partnered up with Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, for "Dine to Make a Difference." This event gave locals an easy way to help donate to organizations making a difference in the community.
Niagara County brings jobs focus to Lockport
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:00 pm
Niagara Director of Employment and Training Donald Jablonski said successful hiring numbers at a pair of job fairs held in Niagara Falls makes him "optimistic and hopeful" regarding a planned Lockport career fair being held Wednesday.
Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy: U.S., Canada police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Tue, May 2nd 2017 08:55 am
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the 20th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare's '20-Year Club' honors employees
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:50 pm
In 1985, young ophthalmologist Claus M. Fichte, M.D., opened his solo practice at 2400 Pine Ave in Niagara Falls.
Higgins marks completion of Shoreline Trail bicycle & pedestrian bridge
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 05:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, marked completion of the new Shoreline Trail bicycle and pedestrian bridge featuring a Niagara River scenic overlook and an improved Riverwalk connection along the water's edge.
Kiwanis Club supports Artpark 'Family Movie Night'
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:20 pm
Artpark & Company's "Family Movie Night" series celebrates its 10th year as a popular summer tradition in 2017. The August event is attended by several hundred families, and typically features Academy Award-winning movies for free viewing in Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater.
Premier attendees support Health Home for Children
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:10 am
Premier 2017 co-chairs Dharshan and Shannon Jayasinghe, right, present a check for $30,333 to, from left, Judi Nolan-Powell, vice president for foundation and community relations at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and Vicki Landes, Memorial's vice president for community care coordination and services.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara presents photos to NU Police Academy directors
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:40 am
Individuals from Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara presented a collection of photos on Friday to Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy co-directors Lt. Aaron Schultz and Det. John Faso.
NIOGA Library System: 'Check Out Challenge' with hidden book scavenger hunt
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:05 pm
On Saturday, April 1, NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, kicked off its 2017 Check Out Challenge at the North Tonawanda Public Library and announced a scavenger hunt across the system's three counties. The challenge comes just ahead of National Library Week.
Girls on The Run underway at Lew-Port
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The third spring season of the Girls on the Run program has begun on the Lewiston-Porter campus. Seventeen girls from the Primary and Intermediate education centers will participate in the 2017 season, which began Monday, March 21, and runs through Sunday, June 4.
'Key to Locks' Award to honor locks restoration interpreter David Chatt
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:35 pm
David M. Chatt has been named the winner of the 12th annual "Key to the Locks" Award. A volunteer selection panel drawn from the Lockport community chose Chatt in recognition of his work in helping to bring the 19th century Flight of Five locks to life once again.
Maid of the Mist ready for earliest launch in history
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:25 pm
For the second consecutive season, the Maid of the Mist will launch on the earliest date in the storied history of one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions.
Heart, Love & Soul to host annual recognition dinner
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 04:00 pm
Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room will hold its annual recognition dinner to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Heart, Love & Soul, 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Geological Society's 49th annual Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show at Erie County Fairgrounds
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society, a nonprofit organization, will host its 49th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on March 25-26 in the Market, Grange and State Police buildings at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Let St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 11:00 am
Did you know that Buffalo is recognized as the No. 1 U.S. city when it comes to "Best Cities for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations"?