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NU College of Hospitality and Tourism Management to mark 50th anniversary by co-hosting 37th annual International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators Conference with Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara University will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of its groundbreaking College of Hospitality and Tourism Management by co-hosting this year's ISTTE Innovation in Tourism Education Conference with the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. The conference will be highlighted by an awards dinner with a keynote address by Bruce Nierenberg, chairman of the board and founder of Victory Cruise Lines.
State agencies announce $1 million in funding available to support new farmers
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 05:35 pm
Empire State Development and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced $1 million in funding is available to assist early-stage farmers through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund. The program, now in its fifth year, promotes growth and development in the state's agriculture industry. To date, $3.27 million has been awarded to nearly 90 farms throughout New York to expand their operations and improve their profitability.
Erie County's domestic violence high-risk team receives $900,000 in federal funding to continue, expand its mission to protect survivors
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 03:05 pm
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Erie County received $900,000 in federal funding to expand its domestic violence high-risk team.
NBC Olympics unveils Tokyo 2020 logo
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 10:00 am
NBC Olympics on Wednesday unveiled the logo it will use for its comprehensive coverage and promotion of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Higgins, Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2018, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
SPCA of Niagara receives a treat from Niagara's Choice Credit Union
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 05:30 pm
SPCA representatives, Estelle and Animal Cruelty Investigator Ryan Scott accepted a $2,500 donation from Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union. The donation was from the proceeds of the Credit Union's annual golf tournament held this past August at the Frontier Golf Club.
Buffalo Sabres: Opening weekend festivities set for Oct. 4, 6, 8
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for opening weekend, which will take place during the team's first three home games of the 2018-19 season. The three games will feature a wide variety of activities, giveaways and special events for the whole family. Tickets are still available for all three Sabres games during opening weekend.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks 150th celebration exhibit opens
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system, opened the exhibit "Our Better Nature" in The Buffalo History Museum that celebrates Frederick Law Olmsted's designs in Buffalo.
Pizza power: Jingle Falls USA announces 'Festival of Slice'
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:00 pm
"Niagara Falls, New York, has the best pizza options in the world. Chicken wings are only relevant because of pizza. These are party tray size statements, but we are ready to back them up."
Wonderful weekend: Harvest, Wildlife festival photos
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 09:45 am
It was the right mix of sun and fun that brought people in droves to both the Harvest & Hops Festival in the Village of Lewiston and the neighboring Wildlife Festival at the New York Power Authority.
Wear-n-Share opens at Lew-Port
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Officials from Lewiston-Porter helped cut the ribbon on a new clothing closet located on the Lew-Port campus.
Empire State Development announces start of 2018 fall foliage season
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 01:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the start of New York state's 2018 fall foliage season, which includes the popular "I LOVE NY" weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York's picturesque autumn locations and attractions.
Get to know 2018-19 Niagara County Peach Queen Santana Sawma
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
At this year's Peach Festival, Santana Sawma was crowned the new Peach Queen. She steps in place of 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty, who raised $4,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies through multiple fundraisers, as well as volunteering for numerous causes in Niagara County.
Cuomo: Record $585M in low-cost financing for school districts across New York
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced approximately $585.2 million in low-cost, tax-exempt bonds has been issued through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York on behalf of 56 school districts. This financing is the largest pooled school district issuance in DASNY history.
Family Promise of WNY to host fourth annual 'Choctoberfest'
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 12:25 pm
Family Promise of WNY, a community organization providing temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, will host its fourth annual "Choctoberfest" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Resurgence Brewing Co.
Jacobs secures $100,000 for innovative job training program for at-risk youth
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 04:40 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs held a press conference Friday at The Service Collaborative of Western New York to announce he has secured $100,000 in state education monies in the current state budget to support the organization's WNY YouthBuild program.
Burt Reynolds fans to hold memorial tribute on Long Island
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 04:35 pm
Burt Reynolds fans on Long Island will hold a memorial tribute to the "Smokey and the Bandit" star by driving in a 100 Trans Am parade and drivers dressed in iconic "Bandit" costumes. This will be the largest Smokey and the Bandit tribute in the U.S., with thousands of fans attending.
Ortt awards 5 Niagara County libraries new education funds
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 05:00 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt awarded $35,000 in state education funding to five local Niagara County libraries. Representatives from the Niagara Falls Public Library, the Lewiston Public Library, the Ransomville Free Library and the Youngstown Free Library joined the hosts, Sanborn-Pekin Free Library.
Veterans forum & resource fair in Lockport
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:05 pm
The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, will present a veterans forum and resource fair - a free and informative event for veterans and their family members - on from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 14.
Ortt helps secure education aid for Niagara County museums
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:35 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt presented $40,000 in education funds to five local museums from across Niagara County for improvements in educational programs currently offered, as well as the addition of new educational resources. Joining the host of the event, the Niagara Aerospace Museum, was the Herschell Carousel Factory Museum, the Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY, the Historical Association of Lewiston, and the Sanborn Area Historical Society.
Lewiston Lions Club working with village, town on new playground behind Red Brick
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions Club is spearheading the creation of a new, special needs-accessible playground behind the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Niagara County Peach Festival: Lewiston Kiwanis Club announces advance ride tickets on sale
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
Time to begin planning for the upcoming Peach Festival.
Village of Lewiston: Peach Festival press conference reveals new event details
Wed, Aug 22nd 2018 06:00 pm
Niagara County Peach Festival organizers and local elected leaders joined together Wednesday for a press conference announcing new additions for the 2018 Peach Festival.
DOT patches Center Street
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 01:00 pm
At the request of Mayor Anne Welch, the New York State Department of Transportation has patched up portions of Center Street - Ninth and Center, in particular. Crewmembers have been out in force this month, and were seen working near Tops on Monday.
10th annual Hospice Dash 5K and Mighty Niagara Half Marathon to be held Sept. 15
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
This year's race, presented by Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, will be held Saturday, Sept. 15. Runners will compete for prize money, and trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers.
Welcome to River Region, Niagara Outfitters
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 12:05 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday for Niagara Outfitters. As the outdoors company has no brick and mortar location, the event took place at the foot of Water Street in Lewiston.
Free fitness in Falls
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:50 pm
As part of "Summer In Your City," a variety of free fitness classes will be offered in Niagara Falls parks. This series is funded by the New York State Health Foundation, and administered by a partnership between Niagara Falls Community Development and the Niagara Falls City School District.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Fest provides fun to all
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 12:45 pm
On Saturday and Sunday, locals from all over Niagara County visited the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, for the 14th annual Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Festival.
Nonagenarian artist gives birthday gift to Schoellkopf Health Center
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:15 pm
Schoellkopf Health Center resident Florence Johnson Irish turned the tables on her 90th birthday on Monday. Instead of receiving gifts, she and her family made a gift of her oil painting of Niagara Falls with her family dedicating the gift to the nursing facility.
'Pug picnic'!
Tue, Jul 31st 2018 11:00 am
Joan Pieroni hosted her seventh annual "Pug Picnic" this past Saturday at her home in the Village of Youngstown. She reported 24 pugs - of all shapes and sizes - came from as far as Hamburg and Lakeview.
Jillian Colucci named 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival chairwoman
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:35 pm
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Marty Pauly announced Jillian Colucci was named chairwoman of the 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival. Colucci is the first woman to serve in the capacity as chair in the history of the festival, which is celebrating its 61st year Sept. 6-9 at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston.
Niagara Region Parks Commission welcomes new members
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 01:05 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently appointed Thomas Chambers, Budd Termin and Susan Swiatkowski to serve on the Niagara Region Commission.
Aquarium of Niagara: 'Aliens of the Sea' fully funded
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 03:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara announced Thursday that funding for "Aliens of the Sea" is complete thanks to the generosity of a $100,000 grant awarded by the East Hill Foundation.
Jim Kelly receives Jimmy V Award at ESPYS
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 09:00 am
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly was honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2018 ESPYS on Wednesday.
Registration for 2018 Great Contraption Race underway
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
The It Happened to Alexa Foundation announces its 2018 Great Contraption Race, relocated to the Buffalo River and taking place Saturday, Aug. 18, is now officially open for registrants.
New 'Circle of Honor' memorial design unveiled
Tue, Jun 26th 2018 07:00 am
Just before the Fourth of July holiday, the Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced it will embark on a major project that will transform the current Veterans Memorial at Academy Park into a "Circle of Honor" that will pay tribute to Lewiston veterans who have served this country.
#Gavinstrong in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 04:30 pm
On June 1, 10-year-old Gavin Burns was injured in a lawnmower accident at his home in Lewiston. Mercy Flight took him to Oishei Children's Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. Doctors were able to save Gavin's leg, but, unfortunately, they were not able to save his foot, which had to be amputated just above his ankle.
Silo celebrates 20 years
Wed, Jun 20th 2018 07:15 pm
Local elected leaders, businesspeople, current and former employees, friends and family members came out to The Silo Restaurant on Wednesday to celebrate the eatery's 20th anniversary on the Lewiston waterfront.
Chef Marc Forgione to visit Taste of Buffalo on July 7
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 11:25 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops recently announced chef Marc Forgione will appear at the festival for a live cooking demonstration at noon on Saturday, July 7. One of the Iron Chefs on Food Network's "Iron Chef America," Forgione is also a restaurateur and cookbook author.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Magical, musical Summer Solstice Celebration at Artpark
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 02:45 pm
Artpark & Company hosted its annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday. The event was coordinated and directed by Kate LoConti, Jon Lehrer, Sonia Clark and Tanis Winslow.
 

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