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The Hub Pro Shop opens in Beaver Island State Park
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Golf has a way of becoming a big part of people's lives, as Grand Islander Cyndy Montana can now attest.
Island of Hope: Cancer survivor recounts journey of love, illness, adventure
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Norine Hibschweiler Eaton, who is being honored as a survivor in Grand Island's third annual Zumbathon, to be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Radisson Niagara, has had a life full of love and loss, illness, and adventure. In 1979, Norine Hibschweiler went on a "date derby" with a bunch of single friends. The date derby involved visiting bars in Buffalo and collecting souvenirs, such as matches and napkins. For her efforts, Hibschweiler won the distinction of having "the most promising future."
Memorial Day on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
"I've been doing this for the last three years," said Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray at Monday's town ceremony in DeGlopper Park, which is undergoing reconstruction. "And I have never seen this many people here before."
'Dedicated to the men and women of this community who served our country in time of war'
Mon, May 27th 2019 03:25 pm
Memorial Day was observed Monday in the Village of Lewiston with a parade, remembrance ceremony and luncheon.
PHOTOS: Sun shines on A Taste of Lewiston
Sun, May 26th 2019 03:20 pm
Despite warnings of lions, tigers and bears - or at least a lot of rain - the entirety of A Taste of Lewiston was dry, warm and bright on Saturday.
VIDEO: St. Peter's dedicates shrine to Madonna
Sun, May 26th 2019 02:45 pm
A statue of the Madonna that once stood in front of Niagara Catholic High School has found a new home at the foot of St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston. On Sunday, the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma led a Mass of thanksgiving and dedication as he stood next to the monument of Mary.
Lewiston's 2019 Memorial Day ceremony promises to be best yet
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:55 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee wishes to thank everyone who has worked this spring to prepare for our third Memorial Day celebration of the lives of the men and women who have sacrificed everything for us.
'Bordercrash' in Lewiston, as Headstones, The Trews, Lowest of the Low, Steven Page join for epic concert event
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:30 am
Artpark and Funtime Presents announced "Bordercrash" will invade Lewiston on July 13. The concert will feature Headstones, The Trews, Lowest of the Low and Steven Page. "Bordercrash" joins the Funtime Presents "Coors Light Concert" series in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets are now on sale.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market readies for year 2
Sat, May 25th 2019 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds and Willow Consulting will return to Academy Park this summer for a second season of the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market.
Cleveland Cavaliers introduce WNY's Beilein as head coach
Tue, May 21st 2019 01:20 pm
In Western New York, the last name Beilein is highly known for talented coaching. On Tuesday, a Beilein was in the national spotlight, as John Beilein was formally introduced as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach.
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.
More cashless tolls coming to WNY
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:05 am
Cashless tolls are here to stay, New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said Monday at a cashless tolling customer outreach event held at the Western New York Welcome Center in Grand Island.
Holiday Inn Express receives $1 million Restore NY funds
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Grand Island last week Friday to deliver a $1 million check of Restore NY funding for the Holiday Inn Express hotel on Long Road.
Preview: Artpark's summer season focusing on 'Great next thing'
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
When the lights dim on the final Artpark Amphitheater show of the season, and the band is walking off stage, patrons take a moment to reflect; they savor the experience; and, about five minutes later, they ask, "Who's coming next summer?"
Lewiston: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard celebrates 80 years with a (big) bang: New flavor, partnership with Barenaked Ladies
Fri, May 17th 2019 03:15 pm
In celebration of Hibbard's 80th anniversary this summer, the iconic original frozen custard stand is unveiling a new flavor, appropriately named "Big Barenaked Bang." The custard features a Hibbard's original recipe made with a coffee base, espresso beans, and pieces of dark chocolate.
Lewiston hit by wave of construction
Mon, May 13th 2019 04:35 pm
The normally picturesque Village of Lewiston was anything but on Monday, as new construction was underway at three different sites.
New Adrian's Custard & Beef bigger, better than ever
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:05 am
There is no comparing the new Adrian's Custard & Beef to the old, said members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon-cutting Saturday celebrating the restaurant's move across the street to 2352 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island Town Board: McMurray blasts Madigan over CannonDesign
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:00 am
Town Councilman Mike Madigan will be sitting in the former CannonDesign building, not as a councilman, but as a corporate employee, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said Monday.
Lew-Port residents hear budget details: $48.487 million plan includes cost increases
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:00 am
Attending Lewiston-Porter residents learned more Tuesday on what the $48.487 million district budget for 2019-20 entails - its goals, district concerns, what went into its development, and what Lew-Port students and the community can look forward to over the next year.
Village of Lewiston begins process of finding new revenue sources
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:00 am
When the Village of Lewiston Board voted to raise taxes last month, trustees pledged to look for ways to lower expenses and increase revenue in the next budget.
Grand Island Town Board: Opinions differ on sentence for theft from town's Golden Age Center
Sat, May 11th 2019 06:55 am
Barbara Gannon's sentence by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 5 years of probation for stealing thousands of dollars from the town's Meals on Wheels program avoids what amounts to a death sentence for the former Golden Age Center recreation supervisor.
Maureen Ingham to serve as president/principal at St. Peter's RC School
Fri, May 10th 2019 10:00 pm
St. Peter R.C. Church Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma had a special message for parishioners on Saturday: School Principal Maureen Ingham was promoted.
PHOTOS: Celebration of community at Niagara River Region Chamber Gala awards
Fri, May 10th 2019 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated the community at the annual Chamber Gala awards dinner. Its board of directors partnered with elected leaders and business associations to recognize the following (click to read the profile):
NCCC wraps up presidential candidate public forums
Thu, May 9th 2019 01:40 pm
This past week, Niagara County Community College hosted three public forums to introduce its presidential candidates. The forums also gave attendees the chance to ask the candidates questions they may have regarding the college. Following the remarks, attendees filled out a survey, which judged several categories of the presentation.
Spicey Pickle: Record broken on Cinco de Mayo
Tue, May 7th 2019 11:00 am
It took only 53 seconds for the Spicey Pickle's taco-eating contest record to fall on Cinco de Mayo. Grand Island's Colton Keen polished off three handhelds in less than a minute to out-eat six other competitors on Sunday.
2019 Chamber Gala: Niagara Frontier Publications to receive Chairman's Partnership Award
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications has been chosen as the 2019 Chairman's Partnership Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Christine O'Hara. We are proud to have a company that believes in the value of local news reporting and promoting our businesses, residents, achievements, organizations and community.
Lower Niagara River boating on hold: Lewiston Landing rehab, flooding threats disrupt summer river interests
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to higher-than-normal precipitation over the past few months in the Midwest, coupled with a melting snow pack throughout much of the Great Lakes, water levels across the system are above their long-term averages - and expected to remain that way for some time. Additionally, threats of lakeshore flooding are becoming more likely.
Frontier House grounds receive some TLC
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Efforts to rehabilitate and reopen the historic Frontier House began last weekend, when a team of five men from Blooms Relax Landscaping manicured the green space in front of and around the 195-year-old building, and cleaned up the children's' play area once used by McDonald's Restaurant.
Spicey Pickle celebrates 5th anniversary in Lewiston
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Sunday is not only Cinco de Mayo, it's also the fifth anniversary of The Spicey Pickle. The Center Street Mexican eatery will mark this milestone by doing what it does each May 5: throwing a party.
Despite mud, crowds swim to Smelt Fest
Fri, May 3rd 2019 11:05 pm
As predicted, the Lewiston Smelt Festival was about 55 and overcast on Friday. What was an unexpected surprise was the amount of mud within Academy Park, where the annual event relocated for 2019. To counter the conditions, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brought in an oversized party tent and buckets of wood chips.
Q&A: Tracy Spiridakos defies expectations on 'Chicago P.D.'
Thu, May 2nd 2019 03:35 pm
Tracy Spiridakos seemed like a great pickup and a worthy addition to the "Chicago P.D." team when it was announced she would join the hit NBC series in the 2017-18 season. But her casting also came with some questions - namely, would her character, Hailey Upton, serve as a replacement for the departing Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush)? If so, would she become a love interest for Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer)?
'California country' comes to Buffalo with Alice Wallace tour
Wed, May 1st 2019 02:40 pm
"California country" artist Alice Wallace is poised to become a sustainable star, because she is not an overnight success. Far from it. Truth be told, she had to move back in with her family and give up a steady job in order to get on the road, travel (a lot), and hone her musical skills.
BankOnBuffalo breaks ground on permanent Niagara Falls branch
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 05:05 pm
On Tuesday, BankOnBuffalo representatives, along with a group of locals, gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at its new, permanent branch located at 7121 Niagara Falls Blvd.
'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.
Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Emerson Hart of Tonic to perform July 9 at Artpark
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 11:45 am
Popular hitmakers Sugar Ray & Better Than Ezra with special guest Emerson Hart of Tonic will perform on July 9 in the Artpark Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3.
Summer ahead: The Silo Restaurant making environmentally friendly changes for 2019
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
While 2018 was the year in which The Silo Restaurant looked to its past, 2019 is all about looking to - and preserving - the future.
New-look Niagara Jet Adventures embracing River Region
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
An exciting new vibe is starting to be felt up in Youngstown.
2019 Chamber Gala: Monsignor David LiPuma is 2019 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
The Rev. Monsignor David G. LiPuma has been chosen by Mayor Anne Welch and trustees as the 2019 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. He has made a positive impact in the community leading and bringing people together while instilling the true sense of what community is all about.
NT Council dives into Memorial Pool plans
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:05 am
Tuesday night, the City of North Tonawanda Common Council held a workshop to discuss future proposals and agenda items. The Memorial Pool in the Payne Avenue Park was a major topic of discussion.