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Town of Grand Island concerned with deletion of files
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 06:45 pm
The orderly transition of power in town government in January wasn't so orderly, according to Islander Rus Thompson, who has told media outlets he filed a complaint with the Erie County District Attorney's Office about the deletion of files from the Town Hall computer during the changeover of town supervisor from Mary Cooke to Nathan McMurray.
In the end, Emmett, Levine and Moore Triumph
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 05:05 pm
They were a "Rock-n-Roll Machine" known for their annual stops at Kleinhans and later the Buffalo Aud. The Canadian power trio Triumph, featuring Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore, defined the arena rock era with a powerful stage show complete with lasers and a healthy dose of pyrotechnics.
Work begins on Nikola Tesla Monument at Niagara Falls State Park
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 05:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced preparations will begin next week for the special attention and reestablishment of the Nikola Tesla monument at Niagara Falls State Park.
Buffalo Sabres extend forward Johan Larsson
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract.
'The Voice': Season eight winner Sawyer Fredericks to appear Tuesday, May 3
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 05:00 pm
Season eight winner Sawyer Fredericks will make his return to "The Voice" on Tuesday, May 3, to perform his new Pharrell Williams-produced single, "4 Pockets," from his new album, "A Good Storm" (Republic Records), due May 13.
NIMAC has Niagara Falls base's back
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 04:45 pm
Sometime next month, when a C-130 lifts into the air above the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be the final deployment from the base by the 914th Airlift Wing using the huge military transport aircraft.
WNY aviation history presented at Bergholz museum
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 04:35 pm
The Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall Museum in Bergholz welcomed Hugh Neeson, a longtime executive in the aerospace industry and member of the board of directors of the Niagara Aerospace Museum as a guest presenter, April 21.
Town of Niagara Farmers market to debut Mother's Day
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:45 pm
Looking to wind down your weekends with a new Sunday tradition? On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, the Town of Niagara will launch its first farmers market at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
JB Aaron and the Brethren takes Smokin Joe's Native Center house band title
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:45 pm
JB Aaron and the Brethren won the top prize of $750 and the right to be Smokin Joe's Native Center's house band during the "Search for the Sound of Smokin Joe's" event in downtown Niagara Falls.
Votes welcome for Dumpster mural contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:40 pm
Four locally based community groups each hand-painted a Dumpster to demonstrate their vision of what Earth Day means to them. This year's participants included Girl Scout Troop 70072 of Ransomville, and students of Tonawanda High School, Ken West High School and the Charter School for Applied Technologies Middle School.
WNY aviation history presented at Bergholz museum
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:40 pm
The Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall Museum in Bergholz welcomed Hugh Neeson, a longtime executive in the aerospace industry and member of the board of directors of the Niagara Aerospace Museum as a guest presenter, April 21.
Bishop Franklin to visit St. Martin's Sunday
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:45 pm
The Rt. Rev. Dr. William Franklin, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, will make its biannual visit to St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church this coming Sunday, May 1. He will preach and preside at the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship services. At 10 a.m., he will officiate at confirmation.
Riverside-Salem to host film showing
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:45 pm
Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ environmental cottage, 3449 West River Road, will host a show of "This Changes Everything" from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 1.
Tickets on sale for Pitmaster Barbecue
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:45 pm
The St. Stephen Holy Name Society will present its annual Pitmaster Barbecue fundraiser, the proceeds of which will benefit the society scholarship fund and local charities.
Obit: Thomas P. Insalaco
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:40 pm
Thomas P. Insalaco, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, passed away April 21, 2016.
Obit: Donavan Elsworth Wasson
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:40 pm
Donavan Elsworth Wasson, a World War II veteran and retired foreman for Blaw Knox Co., died April 21 at home on Grand Island. He was 94.
Trinity United Methodist Church to host concert
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:40 pm
Conductor Doreen Rao, the Buffalo Master Chorale and Buffalo Niagara Youth chorus will present "Affirmation of Hope: All Things Irish," a night of Irish choral music, instruments and dance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rebellion in Ireland.
Village of Lewiston seeks funding for July 4 fireworks
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:30 pm
As summer approaches, the Village of Lewiston has begun planning for the annual July 4 fireworks display.
Old well is local symbol of mansions from Gilded Age
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
Feb. 2, 2016, was the culmination of a 17-year effort to recover an old well from the Niagara River that once enchanted the luxurious gardens around this historic home. LDC Construction reclaimed a valuable link to Grand Island's past.
Job well done: Team of Islanders successful in reclaiming River Lea artifact
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
A century-old well that time forgot and the Niagara River nearly claimed has been restored to its rightful place on the lawn of the River Lea mansion.
National Fuel files first rate increase proposal since 2007 for Western New York
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 11:05 am
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. announced it filed a request with the New York State Public Service Commission to increase utility base rates for the first time in more than nine years.
Buffalo Avenue traveler advisory
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:45 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced a portion of Buffalo Avenue in downtown Niagara Falls is scheduled to be closed to traffic, as crews perform utility work as a part of the project to reconstruct the interchange of Robert Moses Parkway and John B. Daly Boulevard.
Ransomville Speedway cancels test, tune and time
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:40 am
Ransomville Speedway management has decided to cancel the annual test, tune and time, which was scheduled for tonight, as the grounds are simply not ready.
BBB: Avoid door-to-door paving scams
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:40 am
Every spring, people's thoughts turn to outdoor projects, including concrete and paving. Since March 1, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has received over 6,300 inquiries from the public about paving contractors.
Niagara University holding community 'garage sale' May 18-19
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 09:40 am
Niagara University is organizing an end-of-year community garage sale for the fourth consecutive year. The public event will take place in the Kiernan Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19.
Countdown to 'The Chew's' 1,000th show continues, building up to a fun-filled feast of surprises, special guests, superstar chefs and cupcakes for everyone
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 09:40 am
May sweeps is abloom, and the champagne is chilling with the countdown to "The Chew's" milestone 1,000th show.
Max and Katie of 'The Amazing Race' will be special guests at Mount St. Mary's scavenger hunt on May 7
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 09:30 am
Participants in the third annual "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" on Saturday, May 7, will have the opportunity to meet and even interact with world travelers Max and Katie Bichler, 2013 finalists from "The Amazing Race" television show on CBS.
Colorful custom mobile installed at Golisano Center for Community Health
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 09:30 am
The entryway of the new Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center took on some colorful charm this week with the installation of a mobile created by kinetic sculptors Matt Richards and Ben Cogdill of Ekko Custom Mobiles in Portland, Oregon.
Andy Richter hosts ultimate 'Celebrity Food Fight' when stars compete in comedic culinary games
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 04:05 pm
The best dinner parties are filled with good food, great company, and lots of laughs. That holds especially true when Andy Richter is the host, famous foodies and chefs are on the guest list, and crazy culinary games are on the menu.
Poloncarz, Hoak honor RSVP program volunteers
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 04:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and personnel from the department's retired senior volunteer ("RSVP") program to honor eight special volunteers who give back to their communities by volunteering to help others.
Lew-Port grad serving aboard U.S. Navy destroyer
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:45 pm
A 2004 Lewiston-Porter High School graduate and Niagara Falls native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Milius. Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Bellreng is a fire controlman aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer operating out of San Diego.
Tops Friendly Markets celebrates grand opening of new store in Sanborn
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:40 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, unveiled a $1 million renovation of its new store in Sanborn during a grand opening Wednesday.
Paladino, Fairchild projects nearing final vote
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:20 pm
If all goes according to schedule, trustees in the Village of Lewiston may opt to vote "Yes" or "No" on the "Paladino plaza" and Fairchild projects at their May 16 meeting.
Buffalo Zoo announces birth of male African lion cub
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:10 pm
Buffalo Zoo President and CEO Dr. Donna Fernandes has announced the birth of the male African lion - the first cub in 25 years. The birth occurred at approximately 6 p.m. March 5.
Registration open for teams for 'Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt'
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:10 pm
Registration is now open for teams and individuals for the third annual "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" to benefit Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Buddy Valastro takes a family, food and fun-filled road trip across in 'Buddy's Family Vacation'
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:00 pm
Buddy Valastro trades the bakery for an RV this summer and takes a memorable road trip to experience the sites and flavors of the south with his wife, Lisa, and their four kids in the eight-episode series "Buddy's Family Vacation."
Undergraduate research conference set for April 29 at Niagara University
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:00 pm
Niagara University will hold its annual undergraduate research conference in the Gallagher Center at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29. The event, sponsored by the university's honors program, will showcase the original research of nearly 100 undergraduate students.
Olmstead Center for Sight students set to meet Aquarium of Niagara's Della
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:00 pm
Fifty students from the Olmsted Center for Sight will visit the Aquarium of Niagara May 3 for a special visit with rescued blind gray seal Della.
Niagara University honored by Heart, Love and Soul
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:00 pm
Niagara University was presented with the Frances Ficorilli Volunteer Award by Heart, Love and Soul during the food pantry and dining room's annual recognition dinner on April 21.