Hanan Samuel grew up close to the tourist frenzy in Niagara Falls, watching the flood of visitors from across the globe as he completed his education at Niagara Catholic High School, then Niagara University. Comfort with and an understanding of his surroundings prompted Samuel to open his first restaurant, Catania, on Feb. 12 in the Wingate by Wynd...

Congressman Brian Higgins presented Korean War veteran Angelo Ciraolo, of Niagara Falls, with the medals he earned while serving in the U.S. Army 69 years ago. Ciraolo was born in Grotte, Sicily, in 1928. At the age of 2, he and his mother, Diegia, came to the U.S., joining Ciraolo’s father, Philip, in search of a better life. Like many Italian imm...

The City of Niagara Falls, which has a history rich with Italian-American influence, will host its first-ever celebration Friday, November 30 to showcase one of the city's most beloved food staples: pizza. The inaugural Festival of Slice will be hosted at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, and is part of opening night of the city's Jingle Falls...

The Niagara County Genealogical Society will host the free program “Organizing Your Genealogy” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St. Presenter Michelle Ann Kratts will detail the key principles and basic strategies for organizing genealogy research.  Kratts is a local history and adult services librarian at Lewiston Pub...