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A Niagara Falls woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after police say she was pulling down temporary parking signs in the City of Tonawanda related to this week's Canal Fest. After fleeing the police, she was pulled over by officers and confronted about the sign situation. "I am mad at the police for a previous arrest," she told officers, according to Capt. Fre…

Local News

Two men lost their lives Sunday on local waterways in incidents that involved personal watercraft, according to local police. A 51-year-old Lackawanna man was presumed drowned after he was knocked off the craft – colloquially known as Jet Skis – and into the path of a 45-foot cabin cruiser off Niawanda Park, while a 50-year-old German national, who apparently was out on…

Art

The City of Tonawanda hopes to erect a 16-foot-tall abstract metal sculpture that pays tribute to the Erie Canal on top of the covered canal if supporters can raise $50,000 to $60,000. The city's Visual and Performing Arts Council has commissioned sculptor Henry J. Schmidt to create a sculpture called "The Canal Remembered" that would sit in Niawanda Park along the Niag…

Amherst

The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas took top honors at the 2017 American Legion Department State Convention in Syracuse on Friday. The State Convention parade features military units from across the state. The Tonawandas group was awarded first place in the American Legion category with a score of 93.44. Second place went to Yankee Doodle Band from Rensselaer wit…

Erie County

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will offer a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the David L. Miller Memorial Bandshell in Niawanda Park, along the Niagara River in the City of Tonawanda. The concert will be conducted by Stefan Sanders, who leads performances on the classics, pops, and education and family concerts. The orchestra will perform music from Star War…

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The City of Tonawanda's $1.25 million Niawanda Park Pavilion along the picturesque Niagara River is a popular spot for private event rentals on weekends, but the city is discussing ways to make the site more profitable, including hiring a private management team. The enclosed waterfront pavilion is booked through 2018 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. But it remains un…