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Planning Board, neighbors receive update on Fairchild
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 10:00 am
Orchard Park developer James Jerge, his architect, David Giusiana, and his project consultant, Robert Savarino, provided an update on 765 Fairchild Place - the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home - at Monday's Village of Lewiston Planning Board meeting.
Summerfest returns for sixth year of celebration
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:15 am
This weekend marks the return of Summerfest, the annual celebration held at Porter on the Lake Park on Lake Road. It will be held Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
DEC hearing attendees vent opposition on CWM
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Siting board members, charged with determining the future of CWM Chemical Services in Porter, heard an earful from the public Wednesday at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Lewiston No. 1 open house
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Two events celebrating the service of volunteer firefighters are scheduled to take place in Lewiston and Wheatfield.

Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. will celebrate its 100th anniversary and the opening of its renovated firehall from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 145 N. Sixth St.

Corvette Clubs converge on Old Falls Street Saturday
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Get your motors running and head out to Old Falls Street, USA, this Saturday as the Corvette Club of Buffalo and the Sunburst Corvette Club of Crystal Lake, Illinois (Chicago area) meet for a day-long "Cruise-In" event featuring 50 classic and new Corvettes on the street.
Tips for safe boating with your pet
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
With boating season in high gear, it's a good time for a little refresher on pet-friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion'
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's central gallery is featuring the large-scale abstract paintings of Illinois artist Dale Threlkeld in a new exhibition titled "Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion," now through Jan. 4, 2015.
Buffalo Brewer's Festival comes to Canalside
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 06:55 am
The first ever Buffalo Brewer's Festival, featuring more than 30 New York brewers and approximately 70 different craft beers, will be held at Canalside Saturday, July 19, from 3 to 10 p.m.
Grisanti to host free electronics waste drop-off at Hamburg Town Hall
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 06:55 am
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti will join Hamburg Town Supervisor Steven Walters, SunnKing and Time Warner Cable in hosting a free electronics recycling drop-off event Saturday, July 19, in the Town of Hamburg.
Explore & More receives support from local foundations for planning new museum at Canalside
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 12:40 am
Explore & More Children's Museum has received a large anonymous donation through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, another gift from The John R. Oishei Foundation, and a grant from the Peter C. Cornell Trust, all toward the growth and planning of the new museum set to open at Canalside on the Buffalo waterfront in 2016.
Martin Horanburg is statewide winner of FASNY Fire Service Community Achievement Award
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 12:00 am
Newfane resident and Miller Hose Volunteer Fire Department member Martin (Marty) Horanburg is the recipient of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Fire Service Community Achievement Award for his tireless efforts to give back to his community.

For nearly 50 years, Horanburg has dedicated himself to the residents of the Town of Newfane as a member of Miller Hose. He has had a long and distinguished career as a firefighter, holding various offices, including second assistant chief, assistant chief, fire chief, assistant treasurer and vice president. In addition, he was named Miller Hose Firefighter of the Year in 1981.

First Niagara supports Adoption STAR and post-adoption services
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:55 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Adoption STAR are working together to ensure anyone touched by adoption is able to get the services and assistance they need post-adoption.
Cathleen Anderson joins Niagara University as assistant vice president for enrollment management
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:55 pm
Cathleen Anderson is the new assistant vice president for enrollment management at Niagara University, effective Aug. 4.
Fire service convention coming to Wheatfield
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:10 pm
Some 1,000 volunteer firefighters, fire police and emergency medical services personnel are expected to arrive in Wheatfield for the 115th annual Western New York Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention.
Walk to raise awareness of breastfeeding
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 07:00 am
Catholic Charities will hold a free Breastfeeding Walk and Healthy Baby Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31 at the Hyde Park splash pad, on the corner of Pine and Hyde Park avenues, in Niagara Falls.
Quasar issue still dominates Wheatfield meetings
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 05:55 pm
Quasar Energy Group's local representative Nate Carr is usually a minority of one at Wheatfield Town Board meetings when use of the company's equate as a farm fertilizer is discussed.

At Monday's board meeting, he brought reinforcements in the form of the Ohio-based company's Vice President for Technical Affairs Bruce Bailey and attorney Paul Keneally. The message was that the anaerobic digestion facility on Liberty Drive is not going to be driven out of town, and the town's moratorium and proposed ban on use of equate and building of a storage facility could be facing lawsuits.

Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara acquires lifesaving AED device
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown now has a semi-automated external defibrillator on site, thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the device, known as an AED, the fort is better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest.
Grisanti blasts proposed thruway toll hike
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
In the wake of comments by NYS Thruway Executive Director Thomas Madison indicating tolls will be increased in the near future, State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th District, today pledged to "fight against the downstate interests that are behind this raid on the wallets of upstate taxpayers."
Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union announces scholarship winner
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Congratulations to Benjamin R. Chatley, credit union scholarship winner of $500 from the Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union. Chatley will attend SUNY Brockport for history education.
BPO welcomes 40 doctors from around the world this week
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
Forty doctors from eight countries and throughout the U.S. are convening on Buffalo to perform in a side-by-side coaching and concert experience with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to benefit the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. This marks the first collaboration between the Doctors of the World Orchestra and a professional symphony orchestra.
Waterfowl ID class offered
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
Beaver Island State Park will sponsor a waterfowl ID course presented by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Beaver Island Club House.
Buffalo Niagara's annual 'Sunrise Seminar Series' focuses on 'Building Buffalo'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will present its annual "Sunrise Seminar" series themed "Building Buffalo" on Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main St., Suite 200. Register online at www.prsabuffaloniagara.org or call 716-508-0277.
Experience guided 'Heritage Walking Tours of Youngstown'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
One of the significant advantages of living in Youngstown this season is the guided walking tours provided by the heritage tours and tourism committee. These tours enable participants to learn about local history right where it happened.
Tickets available early for six Buffalo Philharmonic concerts
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will offer the public a chance to lock in their favorite seats to six of the season's highlights today.
Town of Niagara favors I-190 exit to mall area
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Town of Niagara Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso calls Assemblyman John Ceretto's proposal for another off-ramp to connect I-190 and Military Road around the Factory Outlet Mall area "magnificent."
Town of Niagara: Steve Richards' sentencing goes as expected
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Former Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards received the expected sentence of three years probation from State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns on Monday in Lockport.

Burns said Richards could not be a political candidate during probation.

Richards had pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge on May 5 after being brought up on what started as 23 counts of official misconduct by the state attorney general's office. Richards' guilty plea involved having town employees pick up a drain and install it at his business.

As part of the agreement, Richards resigned from office and paid about $1,200 in restitution.

First Niagara, Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services partner to provide housing opportunities for local families
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:45 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. are partnering to provide educational support for first time homebuyers in Niagara Falls.
NYPA to bury time capsule at Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm
The New York Power Authority will conclude its Niagara Power Vista 50th anniversary celebration with the burial of a time capsule on Saturday, July 19.
Good News Gospel Festival will cruise intersection of faith and health
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm
Popular gospel musicians from across Western New York will come together Saturday, July 19, to celebrate faith and good health at the eighth annual Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair.
Legendary Latin rock band Santana to perform at Seneca Niagara Casino
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 12:40 pm
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is excited to announce Santana will perform at Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, Oct. 11. The Latin rock band, led by guitar legend Carlos Santana, typically plays at large stadium arenas, but will offer fans in Niagara Falls an up-close-and-personal show with just 2,400 seats and views no further than 100 feet from the stage.
Ortt endorsed for Senate
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 12:35 pm
The Republican Party chairmen of the three counties in the 62nd Senate District - Scott Kiedrowski of Niagara County, Ed Morgan of Orleans County and Bill Reilich of Monroe County - issued the following statement Wednesday:

"Following the recommendation of the committee to fill vacancies, we are proud to announce North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt as the endorsed Republican candidate for the 62nd Senate District."

Sen. George Maziarz announced Sunday he would not seek re-election.

Sarah McLachlan makes herself at home at Artpark
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Sarah McLachlan performed Monday in Lewiston.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

McLachlan's appearance at Artpark was no insignificant happening. In fact, I'd liken it to Pope Francis giving Mass at St. Peter's, or President Obama presiding over a Village Board meeting.

'Ferocious Fridays' offer extended hours at Buffalo Zoo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours every Friday in July and August for its "Ferocious Fridays" series.
National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament arrives in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
It's a ringer for the local economy: The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament is expected to bring a few thousand visitors to Buffalo this week.
Artpark welcomes Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s production of 'Peter and the Wolf' to 'Free Family Saturdays'
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Families attending this week's "Free Family Saturdays" at Artpark (July 19, noon-4 p.m.), will be treated to two performances of "Peter and The Wolf" (1 and 3 p.m.). The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present the show on the amphitheater stage under the direction of GNBC artistic director and founder Beverley Feder and assistant director Julie Traver.
Dog beach outing tips, dos and don'ts
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:55 pm
With the weather heating up, it's time to start checking out some dog-friendly beaches with your four-legged friend.
Higgins applauds FAA rule requiring more realistic, hands-on training for pilots
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:40 pm
Last week, Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed new rule requiring more vigorous training standards, including advanced simulator training for airline pilots.
Paralympic champion visits Buffalo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:40 pm
Paralympic sled hockey champion and Lancaster resident Adam Page will talk about his journey and what it's like to be a gold medal winner, Saturday, July 19, inside the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Buffalo. The free event begins at 1 p.m.
Erie County Fair begins search for 'Ultimate Fairgoer 2014'
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:35 pm
Every year since 2005, the Erie County Fair has searched for an individual who lives and breathes the Erie County Fair. The person organizers are looking for is not only passionate and enthusiastic about the fair, but actively promotes and shares that love with family and friends.
What if Buffalo/Niagara imagined its future differently?
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:30 pm
Citizens in Erie and Niagara counties will have an opportunity next week to contribute to a continuing dialogue about how the Buffalo/Niagara region can grow more sustainably through the first half of the 21st century.

Last fall and throughout the winter, nearly 800 citizens participated in a creative mapping exercise to consider where Buffalo/Niagara should grow - and how - over the next 40 years.

Now the results are in and the regional planning effort known as One Region Forward is asking citizens back to consider the comparative costs and benefits of a range of alternative regional scenarios and to refine their advice on which way Buffalo/Niagara should grow.