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Village of Lewiston recognizes community leaders; resets safety, fee regulations
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Mayor Anne Welch and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees issued proclamations to several community leaders on Monday. The awardees were lauded for recent beautification efforts on Center Street. Those honored included members of the Garden Club of Lewiston, the Lewiston Beautification Commission, Samuel and Judy Talarico, Gary Hofing of Lewiston Plaza (Rite Aid), Anthony DiMino of Lewiston Tops/CVS Plaza, and Fran and Marie Williams.
Grand Island Town Board to investigate moving Town Hall to Cannon Design
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board will undertake an assessment of the Cannon Design building in a process to consider whether or not to acquire the property and make it the new Grand Island Town Hall.
Grand Island Town Board: Comprehensive plan approved
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
After passage of the 2018 Town of Grand Island comprehensive plan, Deputy Town Supervisor Jim Sharpe said the 25 people who participated in the plan process "can now say, 'We have now made a mark on our community that will be dealt with for the next 20 years.' "
Veronica E. Connor Middle School: 50th anniversary celebrated
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
On Veronica Connor's 108th birthday, the Grand Island Central School District celebrated the 50th anniversary of the middle school that bears her name.
Ellicott Development breaks ground on Village of Lewiston plaza site
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 07:00 am
On Thursday afternoon, coworkers and local elected leaders joined Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino as he broke ground on property overlooking a new plaza project. His company, in 2012, purchased a 4.1-acre parcel of land at Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Three buildings offering a mix of commercial and culinary tenants, as well as rental spaces, are expected to open in the next year.
PHOTOS: KISS' Gene Simmons raises money for vets, meets fans in Niagara Falls
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
Gene Simmons might be a demon on stage as the leader of KISS, but in person Thursday he was a real saint.
Get to know 2018-19 Niagara County Peach Queen Santana Sawma
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
At this year's Peach Festival, Santana Sawma was crowned the new Peach Queen. She steps in place of 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty, who raised $4,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies through multiple fundraisers, as well as volunteering for numerous causes in Niagara County.
Lewiston celebrating Peach Festival
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 07:30 pm
The first three days of the 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival have gone off without a hitch. Thousands of people have traveled to Academy Park -- many in free, air-conditioned shuttles -- to enjoy Lewiston's signature event.
Niagara Falls: Chill 443 opens arms to locals
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 07:00 am
As it turns out, American money spends just as well as Canadian money in downtown Niagara Falls.
Ribbon-cutting held for WNY Welcome Center on Grand Island
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 06:55 am
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was on hand Friday, Aug. 31, to help the region and Grand Island open the Western New York Welcome Center.
Peach Festival underway in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 04:00 pm
The 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival kicked off in fine fashion on Thursday, with family and friends flocking to Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. They wanted to get their first taste of peach shortcake and Johnnie Ryan peach pop, play games for prizes, eat at the dozen-plus food stands and, of course, ride the rides.
Synergy Nutrition & Wellness formally cuts ribbon in Town of Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 01:45 pm
On Friday morning, Synergy Nutrition & Wellness Owner Jimmy Scaringi formally cut the ribbon to his facility at 3376 Niagara Falls Blvd in Wheatfield.
NCCC cuts ribbon to new Learning Commons
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 12:35 pm
Thursday morning, faculty, trustees and students of Niagara County Community College, along with elected officials, cut the ribbon to the brand-new, $25 million Learning Commons on the Sanborn campus.
Mason's Mission founder to help Lewiston, Lions Club with new, inclusive playground
Wed, Sep 5th 2018 12:40 pm
A new playground project announced last month got a big boost Tuesday, when Jason Evchich - the man behind Mason's Mission - offered to help the Village of Lewiston and the Lewiston Community Lions Club bring the inclusive play space to life.
Everything you need to know about the 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:05 am
Yes, one of Lewiston's favorites - the 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival - opens for a four-day run Thursday evening, Sept. 6, and continues to Sunday evening, Sept. 9, at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Peach wings, wraps, pizza: Lewiston festival's famous fruit more than shortcake centerpiece
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:00 am
Feast on this: Over a four-day period, the Peach Festival will go through more than 10,000 pounds of the juicy, round fruit with the orange and yellow skin.
Lewiston Town Board reviews first solar panel application
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:00 am
Lewiston Town Board members tackled their first solar project proposal since recent approval of the town's new local law allowing for construction of such projects.
The Linda Lee: Ferry of yesteryear to visit BLC Antique & Classic Boat Show
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:00 am
The 40th edition of the Antique and Classic Boat Show returns the weekend of Sept. 7-9 to the grounds of the Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island's south shore.
What's next? Final stores close at Summit Mall
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 12:30 pm
The Summit Park Mall along Williams Road in the Town of Wheatfield used to be a gathering place for families and friends to shop, socialize and have an enjoyable time. In 2018, the mall is completely vacant, as the two remaining tenants - Sears and The Bon Ton - have shut their doors.
Mt. St. Mary's heart program set
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 10:30 am
"A Heart-to-Heart Conversation About Heart Disease" will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at The Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Interview: Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins to bring playlist of our youth to Artpark
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
As Tom Bailey explained, "If you've got songs that people remember from that kind of moment in their life, when it becomes a rite of passage - the song that's playing when they first turn from children into adults; those teenage years - you know, we've all got that playlist in our heads from that era of our lives. And if you're one of the artists that's on their playlist, then it's just an amazing thing."
Jim Hibbard reflects on 20 years in business
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
Hibbard has more than 32 years of experience in the insurance field, selling life insurance and annuities. His team boasts more than 60 years of combined insurance expertise.
Grand Island: Town Board resolution supports DEC on Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board passed a resolution Monday in a show of solidarity with the State Department of Environmental Conservation's efforts to shut down Tonawanda Coke Corporation.
2018 Great Contraption Race a fun event, despite some challenges
Fri, Aug 24th 2018 06:15 pm
The 2018 version of the Great Contraption Race took off for an overall successful day from its new digs last Saturday on the Buffalo River.
Village of Lewiston: Peach Festival press conference reveals new event details
Wed, Aug 22nd 2018 06:00 pm
Niagara County Peach Festival organizers and local elected leaders joined together Wednesday for a press conference announcing new additions for the 2018 Peach Festival.
NCCC, NCSO partner to provide officer on campus
Tue, Aug 21st 2018 03:20 pm
On Tuesday morning, the Niagara County Community College Board of Trustees agreed to partner with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office to provide a uniformed off-duty deputy sheriff on campus grounds in a morning and afternoon shift.
Lewiston residents seek answers on Oxford House
Tue, Aug 21st 2018 11:10 am
Rows of extra chairs were wheeled into the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom on Monday night to accommodate the large number of residents who filed into the Red Brick to learn more about an "Oxford House" on Creek Road Extension. After about a half-hour of civil discourse at the monthly board meeting, residents were told the group home is legal. Furthermore, the occupants can function as they have since the local program was established last September.
Grand Island Town Board: Public forum slated for sidewalk project on Grand Island Boulevard
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Engineering Department will host a public information meeting for the Grand Island Sidewalk Accessibility Project, which will complete a network of sidewalks on both sides of Grand Island Boulevard from Webb Road to Fantasy Island.
Phony water testing targets Lewiston, Porter
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Officials from the towns of Lewiston and Porter are advising River Region residents to be on a lookout for a possible scam involving an out-of-town party seeking to perform testing on their water.
Lewiston: Northwest Jazz Festival headliner Veronica Swift forging her own path
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Somewhere around the age of 9 is when Veronica Swift started doing her own thing.
One in a million: Life, death, football and Jordan Parks
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
For some athletes, football is a way of life. Some players relish the opportunity of being between the lines, from goal post to goal post. For Niagara-Wheatfield High School senior quarterback Jordan Parks, his true love is the game of football. This past winter, though, that love was almost taken from him.
Villa Coffee has new owner & chef
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
Meet the new man behind the counter at Villa Coffee House.
Grand Island Town Board: Baseline sidewalk project discussed
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board approved, by a 5-0 vote, an application for funding from the New York State Department of Transportation's Transportation Alternative Program for ADA-compliant sidewalks in the center of town on Baseline Road. If the $375,000 grant is approved, the state would provide $300,000, and the town would provide 20 percent of the funding, or $75,000.
Grand Island Town Board: Islanders turn out for National Night Out
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
More people attended the 2018 National Night Out on Grand Island Tuesday than at least the last four National Night Outs events combined.
Grand Island Board of Education: New capital project presentation planned for Aug. 27 meeting
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education will hear a presentation concerning a possible capital project at its Aug. 27 meeting.
Lindsey Stirling puts on master class at Artpark
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 08:00 pm
YouTube came to life Thursday, as Lindsey Stirling expertly paired her wildly popular videos with a live stage performance that would make Marvel Studios jealous.
Dierks Bentley is 'free and easy' at Darien Lake Amphitheater
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 07:10 pm
With a career that spans more than 15 years in the music business, it's safe to say Dierks Bentley knows how to captivate his audience by this point.
PHOTOS: Thunder on the Niagara entertains
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:00 pm
This past weekend, hydroplanes showed off their skills on the Niagara River in the 13th annual Thunder on the Niagara boat racing series.
3 Doors Down, Collective Soul bring 'Rock & Roll Express Tour' to Seneca Niagara
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 10:00 pm
Double the bands means double the hits on the "Rock & Roll Express Tour" double-bill with 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul. These hitmakers will bring three decades of songs with them to the Event Center at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Aug. 18.
BBC Band leads Western New York invasion
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:55 pm
While the Beatles led the British Invasion back in the 1960s, the BBC Band just may be leading the Western New York invasion right now.
 

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