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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.
Lakeview Animal Sanctuary schedules birthday party
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:05 pm
The Lakeview Animal Sanctuary has been a refuge since 1983. Operated by Sandi Pfohl and her dedicated volunteers, the sanctuary is a nonprofit, no-kill home for all animals - from exotics to farm. The sanctuary tries to adopt-out its animals, but many stay for years, because they have ailments, injury, daily medication, other special needs ... or just to enjoy their senior years.
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.
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."