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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 

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