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Smelt Festival returns to waterfront with favorite fish, live music by 90 West
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 07:00 am
Festival season in the Village of Lewiston kicks off with the annual Smelt Festival, to be held Friday, May 4, on the Lewiston waterfront. The event is centered on one of the region's most natural resource - smelt - which is netted in the Niagara River.
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.
Community answers BPO's '$30K in 30 days' challenge with resounding success
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 03:45 pm
To celebrate the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's first international tour in 30 years, BPO board member and Poland Tour Ambassador Cindy Abbott Letro and Francis Letro challenged the BPO to raise $30,000 in 30 days. In true Buffalo fashion, the community rose to the challenge.
Heart of Niagara teams up with community for 'A Taste of the Niagara Region'
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 03:45 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, a local rescue that has been saving the lives of unwanted, abandoned and homeless animals since 2012, will team up with local community groups for its annual fundraiser. The sixth annual "Heart to Heart: A Taste of the Niagara Region" will take place April 21, at the Cambria Wilson Volunteer Firehall in Lockport.
Spring into safety! Change your clocks & check your batteries
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 07:00 am
The days are getting longer and the temperature is warming. This means Daylight Savings Time will soon begin, and New Yorkers will set their clocks forward one hour (on March 11).
Healthy choices can protect kidneys
Wed, Feb 28th 2018 05:35 pm
March is Kidney Month, a good time to consider the health of your kidneys.
Mount St. Mary's hospital conducts diabetes education classes in March
Tue, Feb 27th 2018 10:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host its diabetes education program, titled, "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes," on March 20 and 22. This series of two classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Village of Lewiston sets dates for summer festivals, events
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to approve dates and times for summer and late fall festivals and entertainment series.
Grand opening set for Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 12:15 pm
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will open May 4. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, designed to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
Spread word about American Heart Disease Month
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 12:45 pm
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.
Mount St. Mary's celebrates heart month in February
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 12:45 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will celebrate Heart Month in February with its annual lipid panel screening on Sunday, Feb. 11, and continuing with a series of events throughout the month.
Women and heart disease: Look for these warning signs
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 12:45 pm
When surveyed several years ago, most women believed they would die of breast cancer or other cancers and not cardiovascular disease. Yet for decades, heart disease and stroke have been the No. 1 killer of women, exceeding all cancers combined as the leading cause of death in women. This statistic still comes as a surprise to many women, yet we have a greater understanding of this unfortunate phenomenon in more recent years.
What do visitors really want to know about Erie Canal?
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:15 pm
Visitors (and Lockport residents) who arrive at the Erie Canal Discovery Center want - first and foremost - to find out about the Erie Canal and Lockport locks.
Old Fort Niagara announces special events for 2018
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara will provide another year of living history to visitors from near and far and invites the public to save the dates for its special events and programs in 2018.
2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities is underway; goal is again set at $11 million
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 04:45 pm
The 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Buffalo is underway. The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, was joined by Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials and volunteer leaders Wednesday at the organization's new Women, Infants and Children (WIC) site on Harlem Road to launch the 94th annual campaign.
DiMino Tops Lewiston awards coloring contest winners
Tue, Jan 9th 2018 10:50 am
Prior to Christmas, DiMino Tops Lewiston partnered with Niagara Frontier Publications to sponsor the annual holiday coloring contest. The supermarket displayed each child entrant's work in the foyer and then donated gifts to the winning posters.
DEC encourages anglers to put safety first when ice fishing
Thu, Dec 28th 2017 06:10 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation encouraged anglers to put safety first when ice fishing.
'Holiday Heroes' work to save lives through donation
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 04:35 pm
More than 45 local firefighters and police officers are joining in Unyts' "Holiday Heroes" campaign, helping to save lives during the most critical time of year for blood donations. A number of fire companies across Niagara County are supporting the campaign with blood drives in January.
OK Go director Trish Sie looks to aca-finish 'Pitch Perfect' series on high note
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 08:35 pm
"Pitch Perfect," in many ways, lived up to its title. Led by aca-ceptional performances by Anna Kendrick (Beca), Skyler Astin (Jesse) and Rebel Wilson (Amy), the movie was funny, touching and outright entertaining.
Adoption STAR: 73 children in Erie County seeking permanent placement through adoption
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Adoption STAR is seeking permanent adoptive families for children in foster care. Enrollment is open for adoption education classes starting in January 2018.
'Chicago P.D.': Is Kim headed to the dark side? Actress Marina Squerciati talks Burgess, Buffalo
Tue, Dec 5th 2017 07:25 pm
Through the better part of four seasons of "Chicago P.D.," Kim Burgess was "the nice one" - the sympathetic, reasonable officer working alongside the no-nonsense Sgt. Hank Voight and his rag-tag band of punch-first, look-the-other-way, all-for-the-greater-good intelligence unit policemen.
Natalia Cordova-Buckley interview: Meet newest member of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 08:15 am
Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez) was promoted following the success of the six-part digital series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot" (in which she starred), the positive fan reaction to her character's romance with Henry Simmons' Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie, and Yo-Yo's heroic, tear-jerking rescue efforts inside the "Framework" at last season's end.
 

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