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Safe boating with your pet during the 'dog days' of August
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:30 pm
Time on the water can be an enjoyable summer activity, but when it comes to ensuring a safe family outing, don't forget your furry companions.
Chris Brown honored by Artpark & Company
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 05:55 pm
Artpark & Company recently announced a special dedication in honor of the late Christopher H. Brown, its former board chairman.
On Purple Heart Day, Higgins presents medals recognizing sacrifices of 2 Army veterans
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 09:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined local Vietnam War veteran Mykola "Nick" Shwec and the family of late Korean War veteran Michael "Mike" Licata on Monday at the Purple Heart Memorial, along the Walk of Heroes, at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. On National Purple Heart Day, Higgins was there to honor the service and sacrifice of both Purple Heart recipients, and all veterans.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake raises thousands for Niagara Hospice
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 03:00 pm
The 18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake, held July 14, continued its tradition of lively entertainment, food and leisurely sailing, all to benefit Niagara Hospice patients. The event, now in its 18th year, raised funds to support the programs and services of Niagara Hospice. A skipper's check presentation will be in October at Niagara Hospice.
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.
Community celebrates 51 years of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston owes its reputation for being a thriving arts community to the annual Lewiston Art Festival. Sponsored by Lewiston Council on the Arts and now in its 51st year, the festival has been named top cultural destination/summer festival showcase event by a handful of national publications.
BPO returned to Artpark with 'Broadway Today!'
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed its "Broadway Today!" show at Artpark, inside the Mainstage Theater, on Friday, July 21. Stefan Sanders conducted the show.
'Soldiers of the Revolution' at Fort Niagara: American Revolution on Niagara Frontier to be re-enacted
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:40 am
Old Fort Niagara will share American Revolution history with the public on Aug. 5-6, when it presents "Soldiers of the Revolution" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This re-enactment complements the daily summer programming currently happening at the fort, which features the British occupation of the fort from 1775-83.
'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge' crowns a winner
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 09:10 am
The "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" season concluded with a two-hour finale on Sunday, in which six teams faced off in semifinal heats in hopes of competing as one of the top three teams to race against each other on the most demanding Spartan course ever devised.
PHOTOS: Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents 'Reverence to 50 Years of Elegance'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 11:45 pm
More than 250 people came out to Niagara Falls High School's Performing Arts Center on Friday to celebrate 50 years of the Greater Niagara Ballet Company (formerly Niagara Civic Ballet). In particular, they came to celebrate dancers past and present, as well as artistic director and founder Beverley Feder, FUSTD, FCUSA, FICIA.
Food Bank of WNY seeks community's help to 'Walk Off Hunger'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 05:10 pm
The Food Bank of WNY is seeking participants for its 10th annual "Walk Off Hunger," which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Island Park in Williamsville. Presented by Life Storage, this family-friendly event will help the Food Bank of WNY provide more nutritious meals to hungry children and families this summer.
Two cities compete in Metro 10 Race
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 11:20 am
The third annual Metro 10 Race will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Bullard Park in Albion.
Serving the community: Jessica Dittly leaves family's café business to lead Lockport Main Street Inc.
Fri, Jul 7th 2017 07:00 am
When Jessica Dittly moved to Lockport a decade ago, she came armed with her artistic talent, and penchant for cooking and baking. After successfully running Cream & Sugar Café (she was Lockport Business Association's "Business Person of the Year" in 2015) she is now dishing up her skills in a different capacity.
Robert Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show set for July 15
Thu, Jul 6th 2017 06:45 pm
A local family that vowed to raise $25,000 to support better heart and stroke care in Niagara will take a big step toward achieving its goal July 15 when it holds a classic car show in Sanborn.
Area gospel stars to lift community's spirits at intersection of faith and health
Wed, Jul 5th 2017 10:50 am
Popular performers will meet music fans from across Western New York at the intersection of faith and health on July 15 when the Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair holds its 11th annual celebration on the grounds of the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1200 Pine Ave.
Flynn hails ride-hailing in effort to stop drunk driving
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 09:10 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn was joined Wednesday by Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and East Aurora Police Chief Shane Krieger in hailing the arrival of ride-hailing as a means to make roads safer and save lives.
Leadership Niagara hosts 10th annual golf tournament
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 09:05 am
Leadership Niagara will host its 10th annual golf tournament, Friday, July 28, at the Oak Run Golf Club, 4185 Lake Ave., Lockport. The event is designed to fund scholarships for future members of LN's leadership and professional development programs.
Kenan Center to celebrate 50th anniversary with Community Day on July 8
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:10 am
Since the beginning of the year, the Kenan Center in Lockport has been celebrating its 50th anniversary with special events. The biggest one planned for Saturday, July 8. That day will be a campuswide, family-friendly celebration called, "Happy Birthday, Kenan Community Day."
Buffalo native serves aboard Navy warship homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:35 am
Buffalo native and 2014 Kenmore High School graduate Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicolas McMahon is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Halsey.
Great day for a GardenFest
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 10:35 pm
Crowds bloomed on Center Street in Lewiston on Saturday for the annual GardenFest. Despite the near-90-degree temperatures, people came out to buy plants, learn more about gardening and showcase their own container gardens.
Artpark: 'Painted Parking Lot' party
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:50 pm
Artpark & Company hosted a reception Friday to thanks sponsors and artists responsible for the recreated "Niagara 1979," also known as the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Old Falls Street's 2017 weekly summer series schedule announced
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:05 pm
Free weekly series are planned this summer on Old Falls Street, USA, including the "Flicks on Old Falls" movie series on Thursday evenings, the Old Falls Street "Party Friday" evening concert series and "Free Family Fun on Saturday Afternoons." All series are presented weather permitting.
Kenan Center to present exhibition of watercolors from Gerald Mead Collection
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:40 am
The Kenan Center House gallery, Lockport, will present the exhibit, "Masterworks: Watercolors from the Gerald Mead Collection," June 25 through July 30.
Christina Custode receives Best Singer Songwriter Award at Roswell Film Festival
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 10:35 am
Christina Custode performed during the Roswell Film Festival to capacity crowds, and then won a Rossy Award for Best Singer Songwriter.
Comedy legend Bill Murray and international cellist Jan Vogler bring collaboration to Kleinhans Music Hall
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:55 pm
On Oct. 11, Bill Murray and Jan Vogler bring "New Worlds" to Kleinhans Music Hall. The simple title speaks to both the project's origins as a collaboration between two different artistic worlds, and to the theme of the project itself.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to perform 'The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses'
Wed, May 31st 2017 12:35 pm
The music of one of the most iconic franchises in video game history is coming to life on July 15.
5th annual Color Me Rad 5K returns to Darien Lake
Tue, May 30th 2017 10:50 am
Darien Lake will turn into a wave of color on Saturday, June 10, as more than a thousand runners participate in the Color Me Rad 5K, a colorful family fun run.
Each May and June, motorists should be on alert for turtles crossing the road
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:35 pm
Our native turtles are on the move in May and June, seeking sandy areas or loose soil to lay their eggs. In New York, thousands of turtles are killed each year when vehicles strike them as they migrate to their nesting areas.
Komen to honor volunteer at Race for the Cure
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:50 pm
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has announced the 2017 winner of the Nora McGuire Volunteer Award is Anne Marie Ziske.
Buffalo Sabres to host NHL Centennial Fan Arena June 2-3 at Scouting Combine
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena, a main pillar of the league's yearlong centennial celebrations, will visit KeyBank Center during the NHL Scouting Combine presented by adidas. An interactive traveling experience honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players, teams and unforgettable moments, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena also features the most revered trophy in all sports: the Stanley Cup. The event is free and open to fans of all ages.
DEC issues guidance to keep drugs out of New York's waters
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has issued guidance (http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/64558.html) for pharmacies and the public to keep unused drugs out of New York's waters. The guidance was prepared in consultation with the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The guidance is available on DEC's website at www.dontflushyourdrugs.net.
Memorial Day observance grows in Lewiston
Sat, May 13th 2017 10:00 am
When the Village of Lewiston's annual Memorial Day parade, observance and luncheon was cancelled in 2015, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, vowed to bring it back bigger and better in 2016.
HART Interfaith awards celebration to be held May 24
Fri, May 12th 2017 03:20 pm
HART Interfaith is a home assistance referral program that provides the elderly and infirm with caregivers, allowing them to remain independent in their homes.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala photo gallery
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 12:15 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Meet The Widow: Emily Beecham goes 'Into the Badlands' to build killer character
Wed, Apr 26th 2017 10:10 pm
Formerly known as Minerva, Emily Beecham's character earned this name following the death of her abusive husband - we're told at her hands. In the wake of her "loss," The Widow has recruited and mothered a group of "butterflies," trained female assassins every part as deadly as the clippers.
Hunger relief donations at Wegmans reach nearly $1.09 million in winter 2017
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 05:05 pm
During the winter 2017 checkout scanning campaign at 27 Wegmans stores in Massachusetts, Buffalo and the Southern Tier of New York, and parts of Pennsylvania, hunger relief donations hit $1,089,769. "Check Out Hunger" allows customers to donate $2 $3, $5 or any other amount at checkout, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to each store's local food bank.
Uber unveils ridesharing partnership with Buffalo Bills & Sabres
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 04:10 pm
Beginning this summer, Western New Yorkers will have reliable, affordable and safe transportation options for attending sporting events and concerts. Pegula Sports and Entertainment on Tuesday welcomed Uber as the official ridesharing partner of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bandits.
YBPA installs new officers, discusses plans for 2017
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association updated its membership for 2017 with a new slate of officers announced, new faces introduced and planning discussions of events for the months ahead.
#LiveNF celebrates volunteerism
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 04:10 pm
They come from all walks of life - all with an interest in helping the community.
Kickstarter campaign successful: Artpark to reinstall 'Niagara 1979' ('The Painted Parking Lot')
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 08:10 pm
After two months of vigorous fundraising, Artpark & Company has met its $20,000 Kickstarter campaign goal. Starting May 1, staff at the Village of Lewiston performing and visual arts venue will reproduce "Niagara 1979" - late artist Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
 

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