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GM Lockport announces community grant recipients
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:05 pm
General Motors Co. GMCH Lockport Operations announced the recipients of its 2019 GM community grants: United Way of Greater Niagara, $30,000; Junior Achievement of Western New York, $10,000; and the Environmental Education Foundation of Soil and Water Conservation, $10,000.
Gooch presents donation to Gold Star Moms
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 09:35 am
On Thursday evening, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch of Wheatfield presented a donation to a veterans military families support organization.
Innovative fundraisers at Youngstown Free Library
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Those neat activities and community offerings found at the Youngstown Free Library just continue to pop up - the latest being some innovative fundraising ventures.
Company's 'superhero' picnic raises $5,000 for WNY Heroes
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 02:40 pm
If you happened to drive by Gratwick Park at 110 Ward Road, don't worry - you didn't miss a superhero convention. With everyone dressed in their favorite superhero attire, the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Photos: Sarah McLachlan shines with songs, stories, skill at Artpark
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 03:45 pm
Sarah McLachlan returned to Artpark to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The musical icon, Lilith Fair creator and Sarah McLachlan School of Music founder was, per usual, vocally dynamic, making for a memorable occasion. As she did in 2014, McLachlan shared stories, explained song origins and thanked fans for supporting her now 31-year career.
Pug picnic 2019
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 04:00 pm
The Pieroni household in Youngstown hosted the 8th annual pug picnic. Pugs came from Canada and across Western New York for the fun annual event.
Castellani honored for Columbus Square Park support
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:30 am
Chris Castellani of Supermarket Liquors pledged $5,000 a year for park maintenance for the new Castellani Columbus Square Park-Heritage Walk at a recent dedication in Niagara Falls.  
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:05 pm
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has awarded scholarships to four local high school students, and one hospital associate, to advance their education.
'Strike Out Breast Cancer' 2019 to benefit local survivors, research
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 10:00 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN), in collaboration with the Buffalo Bisons and Amherst Federal Credit Union, will present the third annual "Strike Out Breast Cancer" event on Saturday, Aug. 3. This family-friendly event includes a two-hour pre-game party downtown at Cathedral Park, a short breast cancer awareness walk to Sahlen Field, and admission to that evening's Buffalo Bisons baseball game.
Taste of Buffalo announces 2019 food & wine awardees
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 06:00 pm
The 36th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced its 2019 restaurant and winery award winners on Saturday. Representatives from the local media, political and business sectors served as judges.
Tall ships in Buffalo for Basil Port of Call
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 01:45 pm
Twelve tall ships ported in Buffalo over the Independence Day weekend, making the Queen City a popular spot with locals and tourists alike. The Buffalo Lighthouse Association served as the host port organizer for the first American harbor on the route of this year's Tall Ships Challenge race series in the Great Lakes.
VFW relocating 'Circle of Honor'
Tue, Jul 2nd 2019 12:45 pm
The "Circle of Honor" is moving.
Empower recognized for increased inclusion of people with developmental disabilities
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:45 pm
Empower, a Niagara County-based not-for-profit service provider, was awarded the 2019 Partnership Award by the Western New York coalition of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State Inc. at Developmental Disabilities Day on Thursday, May 30. Empower received this award for its involvement of people with disabilities in its daily operations, and creation of more opportunities for them to participate in the community.
ALL ABOARD: Discovering Niagara's shuttle
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle kicked off its fourth season last month, connecting riders to 17 destination sites along a 14-mile route from Niagara Falls to Fort Niagara. Overseen by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA), the free hop-on, hop-off service has serviced over 105,000 riders from across the globe since its inception in 2016.
ESPN to present Jimmy V Award for Perseverance to high school football coach Rob Mendez at 2019 ESPYS
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 01:10 pm
High school football coach Rob Mendez will be honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2019 ESPYS Presented by Capital One. ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro shared the news with Mendez on this video. The award is given to a deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination. Mendez was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder that caused him to be born without arms or legs.
Monument for 'The Mayor': Park named in honor of Richard Soluri; video & photos
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:10 am
Though he's been out of office for almost a decade, people still call Richard Soluri the "Mayor."
Lewiston celebrates 765 Fairchild Place opening
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 04:30 pm
With construction now complete on 765 Fairchild Place, and people moving into the extravagant apartment complex, there was just one box left to check-off before the project was officially finished: a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Come Together: pARTy at the CAM'
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 02:30 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting its inaugural summer event, "Come Together: pARTy at the CAM," on from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. This "friend-raiser" "encourages first-time and longstanding visitors to enjoy an exciting summer evening on the beautiful campus of Niagara University."
Mount St. Mary's honors local EMS providers
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its 16th annual EMS Appreciation and Awards dinner on Wednesday, May 22, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Representatives and honorees from 17 area volunteer fire companies, the City of Niagara Falls Fire Department, and guests attended.
PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2019 Nickel City Con in Buffalo
Mon, May 20th 2019 04:15 pm
Dave & Adam's presented Nickel City Con this past weekend at the Buffalo Convention Center.
KeyBank employees team up for 29th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day
Fri, May 17th 2019 07:55 pm
On Wednesday, KeyBank, a Fortune 500 company with regional headquarters in Buffalo, held its 29th annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." Thousands of employees across KeyBank's 15 state footprint received paid time off to spend the day on the ground in their local communities, participating in hundreds of projects, committing thousands of hours to community organizations and neighborhoods.
CreateAthon: WNY children's organizations invited to apply for free marketing services
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:00 am
J. Fitzgerald Group (JFG) is gearing up once again for its annual 24-hour advertising and marketing services blitz to benefit area nonprofit organizations during Western New York's only CreateAthon event.
First Presbyterian Church, cemetery achieve historic milestone
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
After a lengthy application process, the First Presbyterian Church, and the cemetery beside it, are one step closer to achieving a coveted milestone: Designation to the National Register of Historic Places.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' crowns first champion, raises money for HAL
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 05:20 pm
As the nation continues to be captivated by James Holzhauer - the million-dollar man on "Jeopardy!" - it was Sandy Blackwell Yates who put on a show Saturday night at the Brickyard Brewing Company. She captained her team to a resounding victory in "Lewiston Jeopardy," earning a large trophy and the applause of an impressed audience.
Niagara University marketing students show prowess in regional & national academic competitions
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:40 pm
Several Niagara University food and consumer packaged goods marketing students sharpened their business skills by participating in case competitions at two conferences held in February.
Compassion in action: Community Missions hosts 'Walk for Niagara'
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is hosting its annual "Walk for Niagara" fundraiser from Whirlpool State Park to Devils Hole State Park in Niagara Falls on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Artpark's Fairy House Festival returns June 9, featuring music by Ukrainian ethno-chaos band DakhaBrakha, 'Color Constellation' interactive art by Virginia Melnyk
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Artpark & Company's ninth annual Fairy House Festival returns to its original lower park location from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9.
Beilein introduced as Niagara University men's basketball coach
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 03:00 pm
On Tuesday, one of Western New York's own teams dove into the Beilein family tree. Niagara University introduced Patrick Beilein, son of John, as its 22nd men's basketball coach in program history.
Literary Arts Café to debut in 2020
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 03:40 pm
After a chance meeting at "Toast & Jam," a group of women came up with a concept of a new event in Lewiston. Planning is in the works for a "Literary Arts Café," to take place on Wednesday evenings in April 2020 at the Lewiston Opera Hall.
Monumental Women of WNY headed to Erie County
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Karen King, county legislators and members of the Monumental Women of WNY as the committee presented an update on the progress of the Monumental Women of WNY project.
HART fundraiser returns to Lewiston Event Center with Summer of '69 headlining
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team's annual "Rockin' with HART" fundraiser will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event includes a basket raffle, a 50/50 split and a batch of celebrity bartenders. Admission is free.
Pinnacle Community Services honors 2019 award recipients
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:45 pm
Pinnacle Community Services is celebrating 124 years of continuous service to the Niagara community. The agency, formerly Family & Children's Service of Niagara, presented several awards at its second annual "Side by Side, Step by Step: An Awards Gala to Celebrate Our Journey" event, which took place March 1 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Niagara Falls.
Morinello joins road workers for CHIPS rally
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Wednesday joined New York highway employees calling on the governor and the Legislature to include budgetary funding to help repair damaged roads and highways across the state. The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) provides state funds to various areas across the state for roads, bridges and highway projects.
50th annual Olcott Polar Bear 'Swim For Sight' offers frigid fun at Olcott Beach
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 03:00 pm
The 50th annual Olcott Polar Bear "Swim For Sight" was held Sunday afternoon on the Lake Ontario shores at Olcott Beach. Roughly 400 swimmers participated, while all types of food and vendors could be found on the hamlet's Main Street for a huge crowd of onlookers.
Lewiston Police Department introduces new officers
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 08:45 pm
Lewiston Town Board members and visitors to Monday's session at Town Hall had the opportunity to welcome the newest officers to the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Frank Previte officiated a swearing-in ceremony for new officers Mitchell Pegan, Adriano Medici and Lt. Michael Milbrand, who recently retired from the Tonawanda Police Department. All three joined the LPD on Feb. 18.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation announce $1 million contribution to Teach for America Buffalo
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:35 pm
As part of its partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, KeyBank on Tuesday announced a $1 million charitable contribution to Teach for America-Buffalo.
SOLD! Frontier House has new owners
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 03:10 pm
The 195-year-old Frontier House was sold to a group consisting of Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino and Lewiston developers Jeff and Jerry Williams. Their newly formed LLC purchased the building and almost one acre of land - including a parking lot - from Hastings Lewiston Inc. for the price of $800,000.
Gary Hall opens tennis facility to Lewiston Rec. Department youth
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 04:20 pm
When WTS Chairman Gary Hall proposed adding a tennis complex to his company's North Second and Mohawk streets property in 2013, his son, Brian, said the impetus is "My father very much cares for his employees. Building a health and wellness center for WTS employees, he felt, was the right thing to do. Health and wellness is very important. We want our employees to be happy, healthy."
NACC: 10th annual 'Freedom: Artists of Color Exhibition' at NACC
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 09:30 am
In celebration of Black History month, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, in partnership with the WNY Urban Arts Collective, will host the 10th annual "Freedom: Artists of Color Exhibition." It will run Feb. 9 through March 4 in the Townsend Gallery, 1201 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to award $1 million in honor of local change-makers
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 04:05 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo - a local nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals, families and organizations make their charitable goals a reality - is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. To mark this milestone, the Community Foundation will award $1 million in honor of 12 local change-makers who have made a difference in the lives of Western New Yorkers. Prize-winners will be found through a communitywide nomination process.
 

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