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Niagara Co. company wants to grow medical marijuana


LEWISTON, NY - A company in Lewiston, Niagara County wants to go from selling tomatoes to manufacturing medical marijuana across Western New York. That's a big jump, but one that the company says it can do, with the proper support.

All year round, a company in Lewiston grows and ships tomatoes across WNY -- many of them ending up on the dinner table. That company is called H2Gro.

The company sits on more than 12 acres of land and has a massive greenhouse. And soon, this company wants to use its existing structure and transform itself into a major manufacturer of medical marijuana.

"We saw it as an opportunity to go to the next level," said Gary Smith, a co-owner of the company.

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Tickets Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions

Tickets Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions

 

Tickets for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions, taking place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Drums Along the Waterfront will feature eight of the top drum corps in the world who hold 42 combined Drum Corps International World Championship titles. Scheduled to compete at the event are the Blue Devils, Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment, Blue Stars, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers, Bluecoats and Cadets!

Think Spring! Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open gardens

Think Spring! Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open gardens

The thermometer may still be stuck below freezing, but preparations are heating up for this year’s Lewiston GardenFest! Presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, the event is celebrating its tenth year on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston. Applications for both vendors and for local residents interested in showcasing their gardens are now being accepted.

“Each June for the past nine years, Lewiston GardenFest has been providing gardeners and landscape enthusiasts of all skill levels from across Western New York and Southern Ontario with new ideas and techniques to try in their own gardens,” said Barbara Landree, chair, Lewiston GardenFest. “Lewiston GardenFest is organized entirely by volunteers from throughout the local community. We want to make our tenth year the biggest and best yet with a variety of returning and new vendors, plenty of gardening experts, and showcasing the best local gardens Lewiston has to offer.”

Earth's Daughters at Fourth Friday Series at Dog Ears Bookstore

Earth's Daughters at Fourth Friday Series at Dog Ears Bookstore

 

The editors of Earth's Daughters magazine (Kastle Brill, Jennifer Campbell, Joyce Kessel, Janna Willoughby-Lohr, and ryki zuckerman) will read from their work on Friday, March 27, at 7 pm in the Fourth Friday Reading Series at Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Rd., in South Buffalo. The series is hosted by Fred Whitehead.  Admission is $4. Long time sponsor, Bella Pizza, will provide pizza and beverages will be available.

Earth's Daughters is both name of the magazine, which has been publishing for 44 years, and the name of the collective, comprised of the editors, each of whom is an accomplished poet.  Earth's Daughters magazine is the longest continuously published feminist literary arts periodical in the US.  

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Woman shot in Lockport


LOCKPORT, NY - A woman was shot at a gas station at the corner of Walnut and Washburn streets around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Detective Captain Brian Wentland of the Lockport Police Department told us she was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. Police have not released her name and her condition is unknown at this time.

Wentland said police have a suspect but they're asking for anyone with information about the incident to call the Lockport Police tip line at 439-6707.


Mayor: About 120 Niagara Falls homes without water


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - While the warmer weather has been welcomed all across Western New York this week, frozen water pipe problems continue for many Niagara Falls residents, some of whom have been without water now for three weeks or longer.

We spoke with Mayor Paul Dyster Saturday afternoon. He told us 90 homes citywide are now affected by frozen water mains and another three dozen or so homes also have other water problems caused by this winter's deep freeze.

The city is still providing water for those who need it through the Fire Department and the Water Board is using garden hoses to supply water from homes with service to those neighboring homes without water.

Dyster says there's still no time table for when water will be restored, especially on 72nd Street.

More low-income housing built in Niagara Falls


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Construction on some new housing is underway in a downtrodden area of Niagara Falls.

Housing Visions, a non-profit affordable housing developer based in Syracuse, is building low-income rental units on 5th,6th, and 7th streets, as well as on Walnut Avenue, where a new structure is up in a former parking lot. As well, the 41-unit plan calls for the conversion of the former Niagara Falls Board of Education Building on Walnut into low-income apartments.

The project represents a $12 million investment according to Ben Lockwood, Vice President for Development for Housing Visions.

Foundations for the 7th street units were poured early this week and carpenters should arrive on the job soon. Excavation will begin on 5th street next week.