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BPO: Crescendo Campaign Completion announced at opening night
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 09:30 am
At the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's opening night gala concert, board of trustees Chairman Stephen T. Swift and Vice Chairman Angelo Fatta announced the completion of the Crescendo Campaign, an endowment fundraising initiative that will provide stability for the orchestra for years to come.
Ortt joins Niagara County community organizations for awards ceremony
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 03:00 pm
Last week, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt presented $45,000 in education funds and public protection monies to four Niagara County community organizations. Joining Ortt for the event was Isaiah 61, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, the Mental Health Association of Niagara County and the Family and Children's Services of Niagara Falls (Passages).
GNBC to hold 'Nutcracker' auditions
Wed, Sep 5th 2018 12:45 pm
The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers. It will be staged Dec. 7-8 at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. Those looking to participate can audition Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Feder School of Classical Ballet, located within the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. Enter through the purple door on the Portage Road side.
Steinjan family reaches goal, donating $25,000 to Memorial cardiac/stroke care unit
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 12:55 pm
The family of the late Robert O. Steinjan Sr. recently presented a check for $9,850 to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in support of the hospital's new inpatient cardiac and stroke care unit. The gift represents proceeds from the third annual Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, held this summer at Hoover's Dairy Store in Sanborn.
HART names honorees for annual awards dinner
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:30 pm
Company family picnic raises $4,500 for WNY Heroes
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 01:50 pm
At 86 degrees and sunny, the weather could not have been any more perfect. While many people were enjoying the Thunder on the Niagara, there was another event happening right around the corner last weekend. With everyone dressed in red, white and blue for the patriotic theme, the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Exhibition at Castellani Art Museum to feature 'Twenty-Five Years of Ship Building by Justin Higner'
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will present an exhibition of model ships created from the imagination of artist Justin Higner, opening with a reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. "The Higner Maritime Collection: Twenty-Five Years of Ship Building by Justin Higner" will be on display through March 17, 2019.
Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge visits Buffalo's waterfront
Fri, Aug 3rd 2018 06:30 pm
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) GlassBarge tour arrived at Canalside on Friday. The 2018 GlassBarge tour will be docked at Canalside from Aug. 3-5. As the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial, GlassBarge will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations during its visit.
Destination Niagara USA: Tourism spending in Niagara County reaches $708 million
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:15 pm
Earlier this week, New York state released the tourism economics research study for 2017, which provides analyses on the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2017 reached $708,276,000, which is an increase of 8.8 percent over 2016.
Village of Lewiston: Frontier House scans to give detailed blueprint of building
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara Boundary and Mapping Services President Kenneth Lee Slaugenhoupt spent part of the past week laser-scanning the Frontier House. Working inside and outside the building, he used a FARO Laser Scanner, which, he said, is capable of collecting 488,000 measurements per minute with a tolerance of ±3mm (or 1/8 inch).
NFMMC donates intensive care beds to Stella Niagara
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 06:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently donated two intensive care hospital beds to the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity motherhouse at Stella Niagara in Lewiston. Fifty-two sisters, half of whom receive skilled nursing and assisted living care, live at Stella Niagara.
VFW: Limited-edition 'Circle of Honor' coin released
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars has released its new coin commemorating the future "Circle of Honor." It is the first "challenge" coin the local veterans organization has minted and features the "Circle of Honor" project, which is being undertaken to replace the 1955 memorial at Academy Park with a redesigned and more inclusive monument.
Niagara University earns another top-10 national ranking among 'Military Friendly Schools'
Tue, Jul 10th 2018 11:20 am
Niagara University ranks among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, according to 2018-19 rankings from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse.
United Way of Greater Niagara gives back on 'Day of Caring'
Fri, Jun 29th 2018 06:10 pm
On Tuesday, the United Way of Greater Niagara worked with 20 agencies and more than 130 volunteers from General Motors, Katz Americas, PolyOne, Hypertherm, Saint Gobain, Niagara University and the community at large to aid nonprofit organizations and those in need.
Olcott Fire Co. adds new truck to inventory with help from Ortt
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 12:40 pm
Over the weekend, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined the Olcott Fire Co. to reveal its brand-new, multiuse emergency response truck. Thanks to a grant obtained by Ortt, the fire company was able to purchase a new response vehicle.
Ortt announces $400K for substance use disorder treatment programs
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined his Senate majority colleagues for the announcement of jail-based service funding for 17 county jails throughout the state.
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 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).
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.

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