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HAL awards scholarship on Indigenous Peoples' Day
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 02:10 pm
At the foot of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument, the Historical Association of Lewiston awarded a $500 scholarship to Devin Napoleon on Monday - Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Amy Grant to bring unique live show, hits - and maybe a Christmas song or two - to Riviera Theatre
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:25 pm
The southern singer became a household name in the 1990s thanks to a sting of radio-pop hits, including "Baby, Baby," "That's What Love Is For," "I Will Remember You," "Lucky One," "House of Love" and "The Things We Do for Love."
Howard Hanna assists WNY Heroes
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm
Staff and family Members of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services gathered Wednesday outside THE Center Street office in Lewiston for presentation of a $600 check to Chris Kreiger of WNY Heroes Inc. The annual presentation goes to assist WNY Heroes in its numerous endeavors on behalf of area veterans and their families.
Buffalo Bills, Independent health renew partnership to improve health & wellbeing of Western New Yorkers
Wed, Sep 25th 2019 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Independent Health renewed their commitment to team up and tackle the region's health challenges and promote better health and wellbeing for Western New Yorkers.
Lewiston: Committee formed to determine Academy Park's future
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
The future of Academy Park - and, by association, the Niagara County Peach Festival - will be decided by a group of people Mayor Anne Welch assembled together this week.
Falls man's generous gift supports new medical oncology center at NFMMC
Thu, Sep 19th 2019 08:05 pm
Vittorio Giardetti of Niagara Falls, third from left, visited Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday to make a $10,000 donation toward the planned $2 million medical oncology center on the hospital's downtown campus.
Community comes together to combat cancer
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 09:05 am
The Lower Niagara Community Survivors group held its second annual "Rockout Cancer" event Sunday at the Lewiston Stone House. People came out to support the organization that is now offering financial and manpower services to those battling the disease.
'Play Fore Pink' tournament raises $7,205 for breast cancer awareness
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 03:25 pm
From left, Play Fore Pink committee co-chair Maryjean Thompson, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo and Play Fore Pink co-chair Adeline Candella join members of Memorial's women's services team for the presentation of proceeds from the 2019 Play Fore Pink golf tournament, held Aug. 7 at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
LCA Marble Orchard Ghost Walks: Creepy. Crawly. Can't miss.
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts once again presents its Marble Orchard Ghost Walks this fall.
Skydive the Falls: New, unique offering for those of the daring persuasion
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
Visitors and residents of the River Region are certainly fortunate when it comes to the number and variety of experiences available in the area. From the arts to fantastic fishing, jet boats to wine trails, the living history of Old Fort Niagara to the high-caliber entertainment at Artpark, the countless festivals and so much more, nary a day goes by without something new, exciting and enjoyable for visitors as well as locals to partake in.
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.
 

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