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Thruway Authority announces cashless tolling customer assistance sessions to continue at Western NY Welcome Center
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced this week that cashless tolling customer assistance sessions will continue at the Western New York Welcome Center on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The extension is the result of what the Thruway Authority called "the success and resident feedback of the previous sessions that have been held twice a week since June."
Niagara County Peach Festival likely to return to Academy Park in 2020
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara County Peach Festival will likely get another year at Academy Park - if not more.
Lewiston, Wilson mayors teaming with state & tourism leaders
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
High water levels wreaked havoc with the Niagara County boating season, and led some to skip out on visiting the villages of Lewiston and Wilson this summer. Not wanting a repeat of this in 2020 - and seeking to reinforce the idea local stores are open for business - Village of Wilson Mayor Arthur Lawson and Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch held a "Lake Ontario 2020 Preparedness Meeting" Thursday at the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Academy of International Business & Finance offers unique high school experience
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Academy of International Business & Finance in 2019 is marking its 10th year as part of the Lewiston-Porter High School educational experience.
Yup; it's that kind of Switchfoot tour. Tim Foreman explains
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 06:20 pm
When you're a band with as much success as Switchfoot, it can be difficult to cram everything - in this case, 22 years, 11 albums and a string of hits - into one succinct concert. Two hours isn't nearly enough time to deep-dive into such a catalog of music and memories.
Sharks & rays coming to Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:35 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has been ramping up its own piece of property to properly serve both locals and visitors alike. For the past few years, the aquarium has made big changes such as "Penguin Coast" in 2018 and "Aliens of the Sea" in 2019. On Sept. 27, it announced even more construction to create a new - interactive - habitat for some of nature's misunderstood children in the sea. It's called the "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay"
Wheatfield Town Council hears proposals on future
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Board heard two presentations during its bimonthly board meeting, both of which involved changes, physical and intergovernmental, as well as opportunities to come.
North Tonawanda City Council celebrates mayor; public supports dog control officer
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
On Tuesday, the City of North Tonawanda City Council was hit with a hurricane of emotion, testimonials and support during a very vocal public input session after all the motions and resolutions had been made and voted on by the council.
North Tonawanda resident succeeds online
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:20 pm
Amy Shellman started her first business almost one month ago, but it's not an ordinary store or restaurant. It's called Sunsets and Souls Boutique, and while it's located in North Tonawanda, it won't be found on Payne Avenue or Oliver Street. A good place to look though might be the local library's computers.
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."
HART awards community members
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston-based Home Assistance Referral Team held its seventh annual dinner and awards celebration Thursday night at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Macy's Place Pizzeria: Grand Islanders make WNY's best pizza
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
The people have spoken and have decided the best pizza in Western New York is made by an Island family.
YBPA honors Burmaster, recaps summer
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
At its session earlier this month, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association reviewed recent developments as well as plans for events entering into this fall.
Lewiston Town Board: Second public hearing on solar farm planned; NIMAC looking toward future
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
Two weeks after the Lewiston Town Board held a public hearing regarding a proposed utility-grade solar energy system planned for 4352 Williams Road, a second hearing was announced at this week's session.
Sanborn Business Association hosts Autumn Fest
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
If you have kids between age 2 and 8 and are trying to have a nice day out of the house, this is your ticket to ride. Autumn Fest in Sanborn is coming back to the Farm Museum Grounds at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6.
Classes offered at Kin Loch Farmstead
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
Kin Loch Farmstead is a sprawling, 37-acre plot on which Alex and Ryan Plante cultivated 2,000 lavender plants in 2018 and traded some growing space to Fran DePalma of Heirloom Soul Flowers. Since that time, the farm has outperformed expectations, receiving over 1,000 visitors during the summer who picked the freshly blooming lavender plants, take classes and experience country life.
Jim Toellner inducted into Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm
WGRZ-TV purchased two full pages in the Buffalo Broadcasters Association program book to congratulate Jim Toellner, its president and general manager for the past 16 years, on his recent Hall of Fame induction. On the first page, it reads: "Your Friends and Family From 2 WGRZ On Your Side Are So Proud of You, We Needed An Extra Page to Show Everyone!"
Mug and Musket closing: Ownership group upbeat about Youngstown
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm
Gauging the fallout of last week's unexpected closing of Youngstown's Mug and Musket Tavern by operators Catherine and Mike Stella, the ownership group of 418 Main Street is maintaining an optimistic view, both on the status of the property now for sale as well as the future of business in the village.
Borderland Festival thoroughly entertains
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 04:00 pm
The second edition of the Borderland Music and Arts Festival played out Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora.
Q&A: 'I Can Only Imagine' writer Bart Millard previews MercyMe concert at KeyBank Center
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 04:30 pm
MercyMe frontman Bart Millard's life was the subject of a feature film starring Dennis Quaid. "I Can Only Imagine" is the story of Bart's father, Arthur, changing his life and becoming a better man just before he died of cancer.
River Region welcomes new Tin Pan Alley owner
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 06:20 pm
For more than 20 years, Tin Pan Alley has been a culinary institution in Lewiston. On Saturday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed a new owner, William Castiglione, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Toellner inducted into Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:05 am
Grand Island resident Jim Toellner, the president and general manager of WGRZ-TV Channel 2 since 2003, was among six inductees into the 2019 Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the studios of WNED-TV. He began at WGRZ-TV as its general sales manager in 2001.
GI Rotary to take part in upcoming Taste of Grand Island
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will be participating at this year's Taste of Grand Island on Sept. 28 and once again it will be preparing and selling Empanada's from its booth as it raises funds for its annual high school student scholarship awards in the spring and its commitment to help maintain the Miracle League field and handicapped playground.
Grand Island Town Board: Southpointe development on hold
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray announced Thursday that the proposed Southpointe development project is "dead" and that the developers have informed him it will not move forward.
Lewiston, as a work of art: Artist group sets sights on Lewiston Event Center
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch's artist group met Wednesday morning and discussed adding a mural and perhaps 3-D art to the Lewiston Event Center's exterior. She said she broached the idea to owners Emery Simon and Harold Hibbard, and they were receptive. Hibbard was in attendance at the meeting.
Lewiston Police Department debuts mobile app
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
In a continuing effort to keep pace with today's technology advancements, the Lewiston Police Department announced release of a new mobile app.
Mug & Musket closing Sunday
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
As Youngstown merchants held their "Third Thursday on Main" evening specials this week, one business surprised many of its patrons with an unexpected announcement. The Mug & Musket, a five-year fixture on the village pub/entertainment scene, revealed plans to shut down - at least temporarily.
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.
Lady Falcons win match and tie season with Grand Island's varsity tennis team
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:50 pm
In a take-two of a match earlier this month, Grand Island and Niagara-Wheatfield vied to be the best tennis team in the league. The result was the two teams are now tied at No. 1 after a 4-1 sweep by the Lady Falcons against the Vikings.
Friday the 13th doesn't haunt Lady Falcons
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:50 pm
Friday, Sept. 13, proved to be unlucky for the junior varsity volleyball team of Grand Island, the Vikings. Niagara-Wheatfield ascended to a 3-0 match against the Vikings, each set being close, but a win nonetheless for the Lady Falcons.
NCCC celebrates new Athletic Wall of Fame
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
Athletes, both present and alumni, coaches, and administration all gathered together Saturday at Niagara County Community College's unveiling of its Athletic Wall of Fame.
Hands Healing Heroes salutes veterans
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
The sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Day presented by Hands Healing Heroes is coming back, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Farm Museum welcomes Vietnam vets
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
On 58 acres, the Sanborn Farm Museum is something special to behold. With a barn, a church, a reception hall and plenty of generous donors, the space is filled up quite quickly with things from the past honoring its rural heritage.
Gerald Tidd: Local vet keeps giving back
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:40 pm
The term "goodness" is a term that can make plenty of us uncomfortable. In short, we don't all do right, at least not all the time. No matter how hard we try, it's difficult to say, honestly, that we live up to that ideal.
Town of Niagara Board has busy night
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 12:35 pm
The Town Board of Niagara convened on Tuesday for a mere 30 minutes. During that time, the board resolved to grant Randal Sinatra a mixed-families residence zoning for his property on Laur Road, create a local law that paves the way for a possible recycling plant within the town, schedule a public hearing for the destruction of a zombie home and, of course, answer questions from citizens.
Niagara: Celebrate National Sight Week by clearing up your vision
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 10:15 am
The hardships of growing older affect many living within the Tribune's circulation. Some may need canes, walkers, wheelchairs; the nights may get longer, memories grow harder to access. Aches and pains from years of work may come to back to haunt the body, and of course, eyesight may become hindered.
VFW's 'Circle of Honor' arrives in Lewiston
Wed, Sep 18th 2019 01:35 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487's "Circle of Honor" started to be assembled on Wednesday morning. Patrol cars from the Lewiston Police Department and Niagara County Sheriff's Office escorted stone pillars down Center Street and into Academy Park. Project manager Rocco DelGrosso and his team then began to install the monument pieces.
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.
Peach Festival 2019: Kiwanis says 'Thank you'
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, a special thank you to the community for coming out in droves to make the 62nd Niagara County Peach Festival a success this year. The course of events leading up to this festival led to an enhanced sense of urgency by the many volunteers and participants to make sure this festival was going to be the best it possibly could.
Lewiston Town Board: Public hearings for solar project, lattice towers
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
In addition to a regular work session, the Lewiston Town Board held a pair of public hearings at the beginning of Monday's meeting.
 

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