Niagara Gazette — There was a definite need for some air traffic controllers for the sky above Hyde Park on Wednesday as squadrons of migrating geese swooped down on the park.
A warm welcome back for Aretha Franklin at Artpark
The Queen of Soul returned to her Western New York roots Tuesday night in what has in recent years become an annual pilgrimage. Aretha Franklin spent a good part of her youth in Buffalo and even told the Artpark crowd she loved the name Tonawanda so much when she was a child that she told people she wanted to live there when she grew up.
- SLIDESHOW: Aretha Franklin performs at Artpark Aretha Franklin performed Tuesday night at Artpark.
- Western New York Land Conservancy nears funding goal for Stella Niagara Nature Preserve The Western New York Land Conservancy in partnership with the Sisters of St. Francis have now secured $2.6 million of $3.2 million in proposed funding for the creation of the Stella Niagara Nature Preserve by accepting a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Nik Wallenda Stay-cation in the Falls
Nik Wallenda enjoyed a day-off in Niagara Falls on Monday, taking a jet boat and helicopter ride with family, friends and cast members of his Darien Lake show. (Photos by James Neiss)
- Local artist Nori Bucci's work on display at Main Street library Local artist and musician Nori Bucci's pencil art will be on display in the main floor exhibit cases at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St. through Aug. 3.
Electric cars will get charge out of new IBEW 237 battery station
Those who drive electric cars now have a free location to stop and charge their batteries, thanks to a new charging station recently built at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 237 at 8803 Niagara Falls Blvd. Beside offering free charging, the stations gave a class of apprentice electricians a chance to learn how to assemble the stations. "We think it's a great training tool," said Russ Quarantello, a business manager for the union.
- Skating spot will re-open in fall under Rainbow Rink owners For Maurice and Barbara Cooper, purchasing the former Skateland rink on Lincoln Avenue in Lockport seemed a little like fate.
- SUNDAY: St. Hagop's Church holds Armenian Festival on 9th St. A trio of church members were preparing a giant pan of rice recently, readying it to stuff the grape leaves for the Armenian Festival Sunday at St. Hagop's Church on Ninth Street. A bystander was lucky enough to get a sample of the stuffing, and could clearly taste the savory dill, tart lemon and sweet fresh mint that infused the rice. There were also Armenian cookies to be sampled, made from a beloved recipe that included ground cherry pits from a middle eastern tree, which gave the buttery dough a distinct sweet flavor.
- Students back at Hyde Park Elementary for week-long STEM science camp Hyde Park Elementary's halls are mosaicked with a rural scene, but the mentality of the teachers and students is decidedly technical.
- Praxair employees give $17,000 to Hospice Praxair employees donated to $17,000 to Hospice Buffalo Thursday afternoon, a press release from the company said.
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