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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.
Western New York: Catholic Charities launches 2019 Appeal; $1.4 million already collected
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 02:15 pm
Catholic Charities on Tuesday announced the launch of the 2019 Appeal. The goal for the 2019 fundraiser once again is $11 million, of which $1.4 million has already been raised. The theme for the Appeal 2019 is "Help your neighbor find HOPE."
Youngstown: YBPA readies for a busy 2019
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual winter meeting Tuesday evening at Rays Tavern, with a full house in attendance.
Supporting education
Mon, Jan 7th 2019 02:50 pm
Representatives from the Niagara Falls High School Class of 1958 presented a check for $650 from funds raised at its recent 60-year reunion to representatives from the Niagara Falls Education Foundation. The presentation took place as part of a monthly class luncheon at the Como Restaurant.
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge helps local groups
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 06:55 am
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows has been busy distributing checks to community organizations. At the December meeting, it was decided to send checks of support to the Family Justice Center of Buffalo; Heart, Love & Soul of Niagara Falls; Community Cats Alive of Lewiston; and Wings Flights of Hope, of Orchard Park.
Tour of Homes announces 'Best in Show'
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 01:00 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston celebrated the 14th Tour of Homes event Dec. 1-2. The weekend was full of festive cheer, and attendees were given the chance to tour five beautifully decorated homes.
Women of Steel toiletries & more drive collects items for Passage House
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
For the fourth year in a row, the Women of Steel from United Steelworkers Local 9464 in Niagara Falls came together to collect toiletries, more than 200 pillows, and other items for the people served by Passage House.
'Festival of Trees' continues at Power Authority
Thu, Dec 13th 2018 04:20 pm
Festive trees are lining the overpass bridge and other areas within the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project. Area nonprofit organizations provided decorations for the energy-efficient "Festival of Trees" showpieces.
Scientists brew lava, blow it up to better understand volcanoes
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 12:15 pm
What happens when lava and water meet?
PHOTOS: Santa visits Lewiston Christmas Walk
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 01:50 pm
The big man in the red suit arrived in Lewiston via Rainbow Air helicopter on Saturday morning. After successfully landing in Academy Park, Santa met with children and families before boarding his special Deal Realty Float. J&J Strassburg Trucking transported the holly-jolly one to the International Peace Garden, where he greeted even more youth.
Oh, Christmas trees! PHOTOS: Celebrating holiday kickoff in Lewiston, Niagara Falls
Fri, Nov 30th 2018 09:50 pm
The Lewiston Christmas Walk and Tour of Homes are the highlight of a busy, festive few days in Niagara County and the River Region.
Holiday market returns for second year at BBC
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
For a decade, former Angel to Apple owner Jamie Symmonds worked to unite businesses on Center Street. Most notably, she organized annual Black Friday events and street-long sales.Though Symmonds closed her own shop in 2016 to transition into other endeavors - most notably Willow Consulting - she hasn't stopped promoting local mom-and-pops.
Veterans saluted at Mt. St. Mary's
Mon, Nov 12th 2018 02:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital joined with the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence for a special appreciation luncheon to honor associates, volunteers and residents on Veterans Day.
Electric Lights Parade fun for all
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:00 pm
On Saturday, the Town of Niagara played host to the 14th Niagara Electric Lights Parade along Military Road to help kick off the holiday season.
Wash-n-wax volunteers keep local landmarks shining
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Every year, volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston meet to wash and put a coat of wax on Lewiston's two large-scale bronze monuments. Last Sunday's weather was perfect and the crew met at the Freedom Crossing and Tuscarora Heroes monuments to perform their magic.
Mount St. Mary's craft committee makes hospital time happy for children
Tue, Oct 30th 2018 03:20 pm
The craft committee, part of the St. Francis Guild at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, meets every Tuesday to make bears for the children who come to the hospital for surgery and other services. When children arrive for surgery they are greeted by a bear on their bed along with their gown, booties and blanket. As the child gets ready for their procedure, so does their bear.
Interview: Newly awarded Matthew West set to go 'All In' with Buffalo concert
Tue, Oct 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
Fresh from winning his first Dove Award (Songwriter of the Year), Matthew West chatted with NFP about "The Answer/All In" tour, which he's co-headlining with Jeremy Camp. The artists are intent on sharing a message of hope as they perform a boxload of hit songs. They'll take the Eastern Hills Church stage on Nov. 2. Tickets and more information can be found at TheAnswerAllInTour.com.
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?"
 

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