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St. Peter's dedicates new playground
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
The Most Rev. Richard Malone joined with students, teachers, faculty members, community leaders and friends to officially open the St. Peter's playground on Friday. The recreational space is located behind the gymnasium and adjacent to the Lewiston elementary school. It was dedicated to Dr. Irene Elia.
Aquarium of Niagara hosts free 'Halloween Happenings' event for children
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's annual "Halloween Happenings" event is set for the weekend of Oct. 27-28. The event is free for children in costume and will include a Halloween-themed sea lion show, seal and penguin presentations hosted by a special friend, games, crafts and trick or treat stations.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, Buffalo History Museum present 'The Underground Railroad: Then & Now'
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 02:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center and the Buffalo History Museum will present "The Underground Railroad: Then & Now" at 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10, at the latter and then at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the former. The event is free to attend.
Aquarium of Niagara receives AZA accreditation
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 03:40 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This recognizes its commitment to the highest standards in animal care, education, conservation and guest experience.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon & Hospice Dash 5K celebrate milestone
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 01:00 pm
It was a special year for The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Hospice Dash 5K. The milestone was acknowledged by custom gold medals awarded to every finisher of the 5K.
Wear-n-Share opens at Lew-Port
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Officials from Lewiston-Porter helped cut the ribbon on a new clothing closet located on the Lew-Port campus.
Croquet on display in Lewiston
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:15 pm
Last Saturday, golf croquet enthusiasts gathered at the Lewiston "White Gates" home of Bill and Barbara Vrooman for an afternoon "tournament of friends."
AAA urges drivers to stay alert & distraction-free as kids return to school
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York kicked off its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season is in full swing. AAA's "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign was launched nationally in 1946 to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Now, 72 years later, AAA clubs across the country continue to promote the campaign each fall to remind motorists to watch out for children as they travel to and from school.
New York State: Western New York Welcome Center opens on Grand Island
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 06:55 am
Without fanfare, the Western New York Welcome Center on Alvin Road has opened.
Welcome home: Soldiers return from NATO mission
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 08:20 pm
Thursday afternoon, families and friends alike gathered at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to welcome home their loved ones from overseas.
'SplitSeasonTickets': Buffalo Sabres introduce ticket sharing program for 2018-19 season
Mon, Aug 20th 2018 11:00 am
Buffalo Sabres season ticketholders have a new option for sharing season ticket packages beginning this season. The Sabres have partnered with "SplitSeasonTickets," a new online platform that makes it easier for fans to share season tickets by finding partners, efficiently dividing tickets between them, and managing and tracking their supply.
Niagara Falls Workforce Training Center opening huge success
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:00 pm
Over 80 people attended the grand opening of the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Workforce Training Center in Niagara Falls on Aug. 8. 
Colonial rebels, British loyalists to clash at 'Soldiers of the Revolution'
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:50 pm
Old Fort Niagara's busy season of re-enactments continues with "Soldiers of the Revolution," Aug. 18-19, when the fort's staff and volunteers will work with visiting re-enacting units to share history from the American Revolution on the Niagara Frontier. During this event, visitors will gain an understanding of early America through the perspectives of the colonial rebels versus those who remained loyal to the British crown, called loyalists.
Clowning around Niagara: Falls resident marks 3 decades entertaining others
Fri, Aug 3rd 2018 03:50 pm
But have you ever heard the story behind "Donuts the Clown?"
Summer in Italy: Niagara University students working abroad at 'Hollywood on Lake Como'
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 11:30 am
Since 2004, Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has offered its students summer work-abroad opportunities at luxury resorts in a region of Italy The New York Times described as "a playground for the wealthy."
Niagara Power seeing success on, off diamond
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 01:00 pm
Sports teams in their first year have their struggles at times. Unless you're the Vegas Golden Knights and reach the Stanley Cup Finals in your first season, most teams see varied success. For the Niagara Power of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, it may not be their first year in existence, but it's their inaugural season under the direction of Niagara University.
GNBC to stage summer ballet
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:35 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company presents "Balletic Interludes," excerpts from four unique performances, at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.
Photos: Peter Frampton, Steve Miller Band bring bevy of hits to Artpark
Wed, Jul 4th 2018 12:10 am
Two previous Artpark "Tuesdays in the Park" stars co-headlined a night of hits on Independence Day eve. Peter Frampton and the Steve Miller Band brought six decades of classic rock staples to Lewiston.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. celebrates Canalside's 10th anniversary
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced the 10th anniversary of Canalside, which historically, was the western terminus of the Erie Canal and today has become a rich site of development, revival and activity in Buffalo.
Artpark: 'Gong Temple' by William Close & 'Chime Sprouts' by Vanessa Lee Jackson added to Percussion Garden
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 02:25 pm
Artpark & Company announces two new installations to the Artpark Percussion Garden: "Gong Temple - Musical Architecture Study" by William Close and "Chime Sprouts" by Vanessa Lee Jackson.
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.
Niagara University Airbnb offers summer accommodations for tourists, experience for students
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 11:05 am
An online search for overnight accommodations in Western New York this summer may result in a somewhat surprising result: Niagara University.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, celebrates 47th birthday with 71-cent Legendary Burgers
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 11:25 am
To celebrate the brand's 47th birthday, on Thursday, June 14, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, will pay homage to 1971 with an Original Legendary Burger offer for just 71 cents per guest on a first-come, first-served basis from 11 a.m. to noon.
Deposits for Food donates to local food pantries
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:55 pm
Deposits for Food presented $1,000 donations each to two Niagara Falls food pantries on Tuesday: Community Missions, and Heart, Love & Soul. Pictured, from left, are Fran Giles, Modern Corporation; Joseph Sbarbati, Community Missions; Sister Beth Brosmer, Heart, Love and Soul; and Angelo Sarkees, Deposits for Food.
Annual Ransomville Community Faire a celebration of farming
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
"Calling all farmers, veterans and flag carriers of our great United States of America. It's that time of year again and we need you!"
Belter brothers making name for themselves at Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, May 25th 2018 01:30 pm
Brothers - they fight together, cry together, live together and have each other's backs. For Zack, Tyler and Evan Belter, they do all of that and keep each other on the correct path while playing hockey and lacrosse for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons.
Save the date: 10 Mile Sidewalk & Garage Sale returns to River Region from June 8-10
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:45 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10. The annual 10 Mile Sidewalk & Garage Sale will, once again, pair sellers with eager buyers.
Niagara Catholic holds annual Day of Caring
Wed, May 9th 2018 04:40 pm
On Tuesday, students, faculty and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School volunteered throughout Niagara County as part of the annual "Day of Caring."
Memorial Medical Center honors volunteers
Fri, May 4th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center turned the spotlight on its volunteers last week, celebrating their service and commitment during an April 26 luncheon at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Maid of the Mist opens for 133rd consecutive season
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 04:00 pm
Now that the ice run has cleared the lower Niagara River, final preparations are being made to launch the Maid of the Mist's 2018 season, the 133rd consecutive run for one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions.
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.
Community Missions' 'Walk for Niagara' takes right 'step' toward helping others
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:55 pm
Beyond what it already does for Niagara County, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is literally taking a step toward serving its community - several steps, in fact. On Saturday, May 5, the organization will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" at Whirlpool State Park in Niagara Falls. The event helps to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit organization's crisis and community service programs that provide clothing, food, shelter and other services to those in need.
Chief joins NCSO
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 10:50 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the new addition to the sheriff's office canine team has been named in honor of Chief Craig C. Harmon, who was the chief of the Niagara County Drug Task Force when he passed away in 2004. The new canine, Chief, is currently in training with handler Deputy Richard Bull. He was purchased through many generous donations and funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Lewiston: Memorial Day committee meets, sponsors re-up
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 12:10 pm
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee met Thursday at the Veterans Memorial in Academy Park, the site of the upcoming Memorial Day Ceremony. Members brought the honors banner from the 2017 event and said they were very pleased to note last year's great sponsors have all signed up again to support this community event again in 2018.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake ready for 19th year
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 11:20 am
A "must-do" summer event for so many, the annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake is scheduled for Friday, July 13, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club. The 19th annual event will take place rain or shine. Members of the Youngstown Yacht Club, along with other skippers from around Western New York, will once again donate their boats and time to take cruise participants for a afternoon sail up the Niagara River.
'Gowns for Prom' drive nets hundreds of dresses
Sun, Mar 25th 2018 04:00 pm
Hundreds of gowns were donated Saturday during the first Colvin Cleaners "Gowns for Prom" gown drive at the three Reeds Jenss locations. The drive was held to fulfill a need for more gowns for the 13th annual program, which is presented by the Allstate Foundation and supported by WKSE "KISS" 98.5-AM and on-air personality Janet Snyder.
Artpark loves the '80s! Venue welcomes Boy George & Culture Club, The B-52s, Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 10:55 am
Artpark & Company's "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank concert series continues to take shape. On Tuesday, the venue added Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey to the close the lineup. The acts will perform starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 28.
Buffalo will host Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge during summer 2018 voyage
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:30 pm
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and Canalside announced the 2018 GlassBarge tour will visit Buffalo, docking at Canalside on Aug. 3-5. As the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal bicentennial, GlassBarge will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations at each scheduled stop during its four-month tour.
L-P PTA announces wrap party for 'One District, One Book' event
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 08:55 pm
The second annual Lewiston-Porter "One District, One Book" reading initiative, this year featuring "The Mouse And The Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary, will conclude with a family night celebration at the Lew-Port Primary Education Center on Friday, March 16. Dinner and activities start at 5 p.m.
'Iron Chef Gauntlet' returns
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
"Iron Chef Gauntlet" is back for a second season this spring, with seven rising stars battling for the chance to gain the only culinary title that matters: "Iron Chef." The weak will fall and the strong will rise until just one chef remains and has the title in reach. But to join the "Iron Chef" pantheon, the last chef standing must win the gauntlet: three rapid-succession battles, each against "Iron Chefs" Alex Guarnaschelli, Stephanie Izard and Michael Symon - or leave the kitchen in defeat.
 

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