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Arts Services Initiative of WNY celebrates Make Music Day in Western New York on June 21
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 06:30 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced Western New York will join cities across the country and around the world for this year's Make Music Day on June 21.
River Region Chamber to host miniature golf tournament July 19
Wed, Jun 13th 2018 12:05 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a miniature golf tournament at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston on Thursday, July 19. The tournament will feature 18 holes of miniature golf in a scramble format.
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.
New York state: $4 million in grants to expand food waste recycling
Tue, Jun 12th 2018 04:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced $4 million in grant funding for generators of excess wholesome food and food scraps to expand their capacity to donate wholesome food or divert it to organics recycling facilities. An estimated 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten while about 2.5 million New Yorkers are food insecure.
WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends funding to Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 05:45 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board (WNYPPAB) on Tuesday voted to recommend $142,000 in funding to the Historic Palace Inc., a theater based in Lockport. The funding would pay for a portion of the costs associated with upgrading the theater, including new and expanded audience seating, a new stage rigging system and an expansion of the orchestra pit.
Niagara Falls classmates donate to Community Missions
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 10:15 am
The Niagara Falls High School Class of 2008 donated more than 100 canned goods to Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier. Classmates did this Saturday, as they held their 10-year class reunion at the Hyde Park Arena.
Compassion in Action: Community Missions honors partners & volunteers at 26th annual awards brunch
Thu, May 31st 2018 12:00 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. (CMI) held its 26th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
PHOTOS: Lewiston businesses donate to VFW
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:30 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 members Bill Justyk Vince Canosa and Matt Zarosl recently received checks from the Village Bake Shoppe, the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, Deal Realty and The Spicey Pickle.
DEC shares tips to avoid starting wildfires
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advised that, although the state's ban on brush burning ended May 14, several open burning regulations are still in effect across New York year-round. Residents are encouraged to use caution when burning brush and other legal materials.
Ready to rent a boat this summer? 5 tips from New York Sea Grant, Boating Industries Association of UNY
Mon, May 21st 2018 02:35 pm
New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York offer safety tips and suggest the right questions to ask before renting a boat. You can begin your search for rental opportunities through the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York: http://cnybia.com, Chambers of Commerce, and local tourism agencies.
WNY school districts awarded hundreds of Connect Kids to Parks grants
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:05 pm
In advance of Kids to Parks Day, celebrated nationwide on May 19, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced more than 500 Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grants have been awarded to schools from Western New York, sending 32,000 school students on visits to public lands throughout the western regions of New York state, including Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua counties since September 2017.
ATF special agent visits North Tonawanda High School students
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
North Tonawanda High School social studies teacher Peter Fezer loves to bring in guest speakers to talk to his students. He was thrilled that ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) Special Agent Gerry O'Sullivan and his K9 Dolly agreed to spend some time talking to his students. 
Television Academy Foundation unveils new online portal for 'The Interviews: An Oral History of Television' with never-before-seen interviews
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
The Television Academy Foundation has launched its new website for "The Interviews: An Oral History of Television" (TelevisionAcademy.com/Interviews), featuring never-before-seen interviews with many of television's most beloved stars, show creators and behind-the-scenes innovators.
Date set for 2018 Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic
Tue, May 8th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is holding its annual Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic on Monday, July 16, at Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown.
Final phase of work to begin at Niagara Falls State Park
Mon, May 7th 2018 02:45 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced work will begin today to reconstruct the Prospect Street frontage of Niagara Falls State Park. This project will complete the work that began in 2011 to revitalize the nation's oldest state park.
Poloncarz, officials join to promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:45 pm
On Friday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined in front of the Edward A. Rath county office building by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, elected officials and members of the law enforcement community, county members and officials from the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education ("ABATE") of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrates grand opening
Fri, May 4th 2018 05:05 pm
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrated its grand opening on Friday. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls. It was designed to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
Fleetwood Mac sets Buffalo concert
Wed, Apr 25th 2018 05:30 pm
Iconic rock band Fleetwood Mac is returning to the road. The Grammy-winning band will embark upon a North American tour this fall. The trek will take Fleetwood Mac to Buffalo for an 8 p.m. show Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The newly announced lineup of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn will take the stage at KeyBank Center.
JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition announces semifinalists
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 04:45 pm
After an intense week and a half of review, eight semifinalists have been selected to come to Buffalo and compete in the eighth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, taking place June 6-9. The semifinalists are:
KeyBank Summer Solstice Celebration returns to Artpark on June 16
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
Artpark & Company celebrates the beginning of summer by transforming the park grounds and the amphitheater into the "KeyBank Summer Solstice Celebration."
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.
Niagara County: Appreciation for Hospice Volunteers during Volunteer Week
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
National Volunteer Week was April 15-21, providing the perfect opportunity for organizations across the country to honor volunteers for their selfless contributions, and recognize the irreplaceable impact of their time and energy all year round.
New York State Office for the Aging highlights older volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Thu, Apr 12th 2018 12:40 pm
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, which begins April 15, New York State Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen expressed appreciation and admiration for New York state's older volunteers and "the incredible value they bring to our state."
DEA taking back unwanted medications on April 28 at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Apr 12th 2018 12:40 pm
As part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's 15th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (April 28), Mount St. Mary's Hospital is joining forces with local law enforcement to help get unused and unwanted drugs out of people's homes.
Best way to help on Earth Day: Quit smoking
Thu, Apr 12th 2018 12:35 pm
On Sunday, April 22, countless numbers of New York state residents will participate in Earth Day activities to better the environment. While there are many ways to beautify and protect the earth, the New York State Smokers' Quitline suggests the following as one of the most effective ways to "go green": Quit smoking.
Wild Kritters to host annual fundraiser
Tue, Apr 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Wild Kritters of Niagara County will hold its 12th annual basket raffle fundraiser from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the 3-F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.
National Geographic Adventurer of Year to lead gorge hike
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 11:15 am
The New York State of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced National Geographic Adventurer of the Year (2012) Jennifer Pharr Davis will return to Niagara Falls on Sunday, April 22, for a hike followed by a talk about her forthcoming book, "The Pursuit of Endurance."
State Parks announces expansion of free public Wi-Fi
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 02:00 pm
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced an expansion of the New York State Parks free public Wi-Fi program at select properties. This season, the much-requested service will be available at Gantry Plaza in Queens, Roberto Clemente in the Bronx, Bear Mountain State Park in the Hudson Valley, and additional locations at Niagara Falls State Park in Western New York this season.
Artpark looks to create groundbreaking community collaboration with 'The Odyssey'
Thu, Mar 29th 2018 02:20 pm
Musical theater returns to Artpark with two presentations of "The Odyssey," a new, 90-minute original musical adaptation of Homer's classic story. The show will be presented Aug. 4-5 in the Artpark Mainstage Theater.
New book reveals 100 ways to explore Queen City
Wed, Mar 28th 2018 10:55 am
Reedy Press has announced the release of our new local interest book, "100 Things to Do in Buffalo Before You Die."
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 8th annual meeting & breakfast, awards
Wed, Mar 28th 2018 10:55 am
Celebrating the 2017 annual campaign, United Way of Greater Niagara will host its eighth annual meeting & awards breakfast on Friday, April 27. The organization's 2017 Annual Campaign raised more than $1 million to support 42 programs provided by 25 different agencies in Niagara County.
New York Power Authority fishing piers to open for season
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 06:40 pm
Fishing facilities including the pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will open for the season on Sunday, April 1, weather permitting. The fish-cleaning station will be available as long as temperatures remain above freezing.
Artpark welcomes Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler to Lewiston
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 10:35 am
Legendary rock 'n' roll star Steven Tyler will headline Artpark's "Tuesday in the Park" on June 12. He will be accompanied by classic rock/country/Americana act The Loving Mary Band.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band concert at Event Center to benefit HART
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Western New York's renowned Summer of '69 All-Star Band will once again present an event to benefit the Home Assistance Referral Team. A charity concert is slated for 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event has free admission. Guests can participate in basket and 50/50 raffles.
Cashless tolls to Grand Island begin March 29
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced cashless tolling will go live at the Grand Island toll barriers on Thursday, March 29 (weather-dependent). As of the morning commute on Friday, March 30, the toll plazas at the north and south Grand Island bridges will no longer accept cash payment.
VIDEO: Penguin Coast debuts at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Mar 14th 2018 02:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara officially opened its new, $3.5 million exhibit, Penguin Coast, on Wednesday. The new space is five times larger than the previous habitat and enables the venue to apply for Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation.
'Jazz at the CAC' series presents Bobby Militello and the Bobby Militello Quartet
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 04:10 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will welcome back the Bobby Militello Quartet and its leader, Bobby Militello, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10.
AAA: New York legislators should buckle down on seat belt safety
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 01:00 pm
Rear-seat occupants who fail to buckle up are three times more likely to be killed, according to new analysis from AAA New York State. In 2016, the number of unbelted rear-seat injuries suffered by adults in New York increased for the first time this decade.
National Grid reminds customers to spring into action for home safety
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
With the back-to-back snowstorms that continue to hit the area, it may not look like it, but spring is just around the corner, and one sure sign is the start of Daylight Saving Time. On Sunday, we'll "spring forward" by turning clocks ahead one hour. It's also an ideal time to spring into action for home safety, by changing the batteries in your carbon monoxide alarms.
Photos: At the Art of Beer
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 09:50 pm
The 12th annual Art of Beer, a culinary fundraiser for the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, took place Friday at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Local business owners and chefs donated 100 percent of their products and services to support the NACC.
 

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