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Cuomo: New York state will honor life & legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced New York state will honor the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn - her birthplace. The governor will appoint a commission to select an artist and undergo a location selection process.
Old Fort Niagara, HAL, Artpark team to showcase Le Magazin Royal
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:35 pm
In 1720 - 300 years ago - French diplomat, trader and military officer Louis Thomas Chabert de Joncaire established Le Magazin Royal, a trading post at the Lower Landing of the Niagara, where Artpark State Park stands today.
CAO urging WNYers to participate in 2020 census with 'Help Us Help You: Count Yourself Campaign'
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:50 pm
The Community Action Organization of Western New York (CAO) is working hard to increase 2020 U.S. participation across Western New York by launching the "Help Us Help You: Count Yourself" campaign.
VIDEO, PICS: Hochul joins Village of Lewiston to cut ribbon on new waterfront
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 06:40 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Village of Lewiston officials in officially opening the new, multimillion-dollar waterfront on Wednesday. Improvements at the popular Lewiston Landing include new shoreline stabilization measures to protect the area from future flooding and the installation of new floating docks, a new pathway with railings, improved lighting and power stations.
Governor warns of spike in motorcycle fatalities
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned of a spike in motorcycle fatalities as reported by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and urged drivers and motorcyclists to use caution as the busy holiday travel begins.
ABC commemorates Patriot Day with 9/11 Memorial Museum dedication special
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:00 pm
ABC announced "9/11 Remembered: The Day We Came Together," a dedication special filmed at the 2014 opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City, airing Friday, Sept. 11 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The special will be made available the following day on demand and on Hulu.
Cuomo kicks off 2020 virtual Great New York State Fair special events & activities
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced a full slate of virtual Great New York State Fair special events and activities allowing New Yorkers to safely enjoy the fair until its return in 2021.
Lewiston No. 1 awards TV
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 culminated its yearly fundraiser mailing with a drawing for a large-screen smart TV. This year's winners were Arlene and Nick Sliz of Lewiston.
NYS crackdown on impaired driving
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced New York State Police and law enforcement agencies statewide will be ramping up enforcement of impaired driving from Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. The STOP-DWI "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign is designed to reduce alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes.
Artpark announces launch of 'Cover The Water' by The Holladay Brothers
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 05:05 pm
Artpark & Company announces "Cover The Water," a new site-specific composition by acclaimed multimedia artists and composers The Holladay Brothers. Visitors are able to experience the work while at Artpark via free mobile app available now for download for Apple and coming soon for Google Play/Android devices.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper transforms 'Shoreline Sweep' into summer-long, socially distant cleanup event with Labatt USA
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 04:15 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper's annual "Shoreline Sweep" has been transformed from a single-day cleanup in the spring to a season-long cleanup across Western New York.
Niagara Falls intersection dedicated to late local musician John 'Spider' Martin
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 06:55 pm
On Friday, the City of Niagara Falls commemorated the life and career of a local jazz and R&B musician, John "Spider" Martin, by designating the corner of Ontario Avenue and Main Street with the honorary name of "John 'Spider' Martin Way."
Strawberry Moon Festival: Artpark dedicates Native American Peace Garden
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 05:25 pm
Artpark & Company welcomed members of the local and Western New York Native American communities to Lewiston for a ceremony celebrating the official opening of the Peace Garden.
Summer returns to Artpark
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 08:35 am
Artpark was alive with artistic activity Sunday, as patrons took part in a live concert by Svetlana & The New York Collective, a drum circle with Stephen Bell, and "The Art of Walking" tour.
Town of Niagara historian, Lions Club work to honor a local civil war veteran
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club recently completed the restoration and renovation of African American Civil War veteran Private George Martin's head stone at the Witmer Cemetery.
Live music returns to Artpark
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 10:10 am
Artpark is churning with activity and fresh initiatives that will allow visitors to interact with the public park in new ways. In the face of multiple concert cancellations and postponements, Artpark & Company has been actively developing new and adapted programs designed to bring the community both relief and inspiration, all while practicing social distancing and all COVID-19-related precautions to keep visitors safe at all times.
New York Sea Grant equips 'for-hire' boating industry to encourage clean & safe practices during COVID-19
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:15 pm
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is providing New York state's freshwater marine industry for-hire boating sector with a series of six decals to encourage public compliance with boating-specific COVID-19 safety precautions. The outreach is part of the 2020 edition of NYSG's nationally recognized "Discover Clean and Safe Boating" campaign.
VIDEO: Niagara County tourism is OPEN!
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 09:05 am
The 2020 summer tourism season has begun in Niagara County, with Western New York now into phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process.
Lion on the move: Roary the Lion heads to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:45 pm
This past week, 4-year-old African lion Roary made his way from the Buffalo Zoo to his new home at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio.
Solo Roths, 'Bridges' team working on Artpark's second painted parking lot
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 10:15 am
Artpark & Company drew rave reviews when, in 2017, Director of Visual Arts & Family Programs Tanis Winslow and a team of artists recreated "Niagara 1979" - the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Niagara County tourism entities await word on when, how they can reopen
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 03:40 pm
As Niagara County prepares for phase three of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process, answers, dates and procedures have been given for a number of items. The reemergence of one significant sector, however, is still unknown: Tourism.
Lewiston Farmers Market makes 2020 debut
Tue, Jun 9th 2020 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds opened her Lewiston Farmers Market on Saturday. Throngs of people came out - wearing masks and socially distancing, of course - to patronize local farmers and small businesses.
Houses of worship can reopen
Sat, Jun 6th 2020 12:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced houses of worship - churches, mosques and synagogues - can reopen to 25% capacity in phase two regions. Previously, the governor said these institutions couldn't reopen until phase four of his "New York Forward" reopening plan.
Farmers Market to open in Lewiston
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:00 am
Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting is bringing her Farmers Market back for a third summer, starting up again on Saturday, June 6.
Memorial Day observed in Lewiston
Mon, May 25th 2020 12:25 pm
A pandemic wasn't going to stop Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 from paying tribute to those who gave their lives defending this country.
Enjoy our full newspapers online
Fri, May 22nd 2020 11:40 am
As readers continue to be safe at home, and most businesses remain temporarily closed, we're offering our newspapers online. As in, the full editions. For free. Enjoy (and support our advertisers)!
With hospital visitation on hold, Mount St. Mary's answers a need
Fri, May 15th 2020 10:30 am
Though hospital visitation remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has implemented a program to comfort patients and their friends and families. "Gifts of Cheer" is the new initiative, created by the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation following a request from the friend of a patient in the hospital.
'The Heart of Niagara': T-shirt campaign to support Community Missions, Heart, Love & Soul
Wed, May 13th 2020 09:25 am
Destination Niagara USA is launching "The Heart of Niagara" campaign to help support two Niagara County charities.
Cuomo implores New Yorkers to wear a mask
Mon, May 4th 2020 07:30 pm
On Sunday afternoon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo cautioned New Yorkers about abandoning safety practices put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.
'Compassion in Action' continues at Community Missions
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:30 pm
As the calendar flips over to a new month, we find ourselves continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the days and nights have not been easy for anyone, there have been wonderful acts of compassion that have helped brighten our spirits along the way.
River Region still open for business
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 07:00 am
In the interest of public safety, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has severely curtailed the ways in which people can gather together. Restaurants and bars are limited to takeout and delivery; movie theaters, bowling alleys, shopping malls and hair salons are temporarily closed; events are cancelled; and nonessential businesses have to reduce workforce 100%.
Community Missions program updates
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 05:00 pm
Greetings from Community Missions. I wanted to pass along an update as to what we are seeing within our programs at this time related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For nearly a century, Community Missions has been an outlet for the community to help one another to get through difficult times. Already in the first few days of this situation, we have seen this generosity of spirit in many ways!
Community Missions issues program updates related to COVID-19 pandemic
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 04:45 pm
Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier President and CEO Robyn L. Krueger issued the following statements on Monday:
Buffalo Mayor Brown launches his 3rd annual Civic Innovation Challenge Powered by AT&T
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 12:25 pm
Mayor Byron W. Brown on Tuesday launched his third annual Mayor's Civic Innovation Challenge - Powered by AT&T. The 2020 challenge will award a winner-take-all cash prize of $10,000 for a software solution for the city's Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets or the Department of Permit & Inspection Services.
I AM THEY 'Thankful for the Scars' Tour heads to Grand Island
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:55 pm
Christian pop-acoustic band I AM THEY is bringing its spring headlining tour "Thankful for the Scars" to Grand Island. Presented by Family Life, the concert will be held, Saturday, March 28, at Cornerstone Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road. Opening performances will feature special guest John Tibbs.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame strikes a new note: Music To Remember carrying on mission of Musician Medics
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:45 am
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics program has been delivering the healing power of music to hospital patients and veterans at the VA across the Buffalo-Niagara region since 2014. A five-year mission of providing healing and comfort through the power of music to individuals and families during their time of need has made its mark throughout the Western New York community.
Oh, it's true: The Rolling Stones return to Buffalo
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 09:20 am
Today the Rolling Stones announced their critically acclaimed "No Filter" Tour will return to North America for a 15-city run in 2020 and will make a stop in Orchard Park on June 6 at New Era Field. The new dates follow the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's record-breaking, sold-out performances of 2019, heralded by Rolling Stone as "A triumph for the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band."
Village of Lewiston set to break ground on inclusive playground May 3
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 06:15 pm
The Village of Lewiston plans to break ground this spring on a $750,000 inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. Mayor Anne Welch said a groundbreaking ceremony will take place as part of the 25th annual "Spring Fling" on Sunday, May 3.
Mardi Paws event honors owner of dog at shelter close to 500 days
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
Mardi Paws is a party fundraiser that will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Sheraton in Niagara Falls to benefit the homeless animals in Niagara SPCA's care.
Higgins & McMahon present military service medals to WWII vet George Wilcox & Korean War vet Robert Fahey
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblywoman Karen McMahon were joined Friday by representatives from the U.S. Air Force and Town of Amherst leaders to honor residents and Air Force veterans George "Butch" Wilcox and Robert Fahey.
 

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