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All. That. JAZZ!
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 01:00 pm
The 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival kicked off Friday in the village with the French Quarter Hounds marching down Center Street; former Mayor Richard Soluri receiving an award for his long-time support of the event - which he helped create; Jenna Stinnis belting out the national anthem; and a performance by headliner Molly Johnson.
For DeGlopper: Certified AutoBrokers donates to DeGlopper Memorial Expansion
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Taylor and Travis Smith of Certified AutoBrokers at 1693 Grand Island Blvd. presented a check for $3,140 to the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee Aug. 19.
Grand Island Town Board ponders social media practices
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray asked for "more grace and empathy" in future policy debates in a post he made to social media.
Good times ahead with annual Labor Day Parade, Summerfest
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
The good times reach their crest come Monday, Sept. 5, with two end-of-summer must-attend events: the 2016 edition of the Youngstown Labor Day Parade on Main Street, followed by the annual Porter on the Lake Summerfest on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Town of Lewiston: Future planning issues discussed
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
With summer winding down, a board member and two town officials absent, and a light agenda, the Lewiston Town Board held a brief session Monday at Town Hall, discussing future planning items.
Frontier House principals seek to subdivide property
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Discussions on the future of the Frontier House have picked up again.
Grand Island Board of Education: Cardone appointed interim high school principal
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 07:00 pm
Cheryl Cardone will serve as interim principal at Grand Island High School.
Ceretto secures additional funding for Buffalo Avenue project
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto announced he secured an additional $500,000 in funding for the Buffalo Avenue rehabilitation project in Niagara Falls. The money will go toward phase two of the project, which stretches from 65th Street to the LaSalle Expressway off-ramp.
Higgins announces NY Sea Grant for Buffalo State Great Lakes Center water study at Gallagher Pier on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Friday by researchers from the Buffalo State Great Lakes Center to announce funding from New York Sea Grant to support an innovative study intended to identify the source impacting water quality in the area around Gallagher Pier on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Mary Wilson, Ken Garbarino to be honored at 2016 Kaleida ball
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Mary Wilson and Kenneth Garbarino, M.D., will be honored with the "Spirit Award" at the 2016 Kaleida Ball, the health system's signature fundraising event.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Grand Island man held on attempted murder charge
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 12:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his deputies arrested a Grand Island man and charged him with attempted murder of a police officer, an A-1 felony, after a traffic stop on East River Road in Grand Island.
'Blender' on the Niagara
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 11:55 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Niagara Sunset Cruises for an on-the-Niagara-River business "Blender" on Thursday. More than 100 people attended in the event on the Niagara Belle.
Buffalo Sabres season ticket sales capped at more than 16,000
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 11:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has capped season ticket sales for the 2016-17 season at more than 16,000 tickets. The cap is designed to ensure the availability of mini-packs and individual game tickets for all fans.
9-year-old to hold annual sale to raise charitable funds
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:45 am
Nine-year-old Samantha Tierney of the Town of Niagara will sell lemonade, hot dogs and baked goods to raise money for both the SPCA of Niagara and Niagara Hospice from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at 3714 Rhode Island Ave., Niagara Falls.
Wheatfield Republican Club to host family picnic
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:45 am
The Town of Wheatfield Republican Club will hold its 46th annual family picnic from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Wheatfield Lions Club Pavilion on Ward Road next to the American Legion Post.
Wheatfield Air National Guard member named top enlisted airman in U.S. 1st Air Force
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:45 am
A Wheatfield resident who served as the top enlisted leader for the New York Air National Guard from 2010 until this past July, is now the top enlisted airman in the North American Aerospace Defense Command's Continental U.S. Region and 1st Air Force.
Pizza Fest to return with new format, more offerings
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:40 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and Gateway Harbor Inc. are partnering to bring back Pizza Fest after an approximate three-year hiatus.
Town of Niagara: Board eyes tax cuts for those who rehab 'zombie homes'
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:40 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board is discussing providing tax incentives to those willing to purchase abandoned homes in the town, fix them up and, eventually, live in them.
State Parks offers news on Riverway project
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation issued an update Thursday on the Riverway project along the upper Niagara River, from John B. Daly Boulevard to Old Falls Street.
Officials provide update on Robert Moses Parkway removal project
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 08:45 am
The community was given a final opportunity to weigh in on the Robert Moses Parkway removal project "build alternative" at a hearing Thursday night inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
First state record fish established for 2016
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 03:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Amelia Whalen of Witherbee caught a record-breaking freshwater drum from Lake Champlain in Essex County on June 4.
Insulin formulation developed at Niagara University could eliminate pain from diabetes treatment
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:35 pm
Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging.
National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic convenes, prepares to issue report
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined his colleagues on the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic last week in Covington, Kentucky, for the group's second meeting. The task force is preparing a final report to be presented to Congress and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Western New York Land Conservancy to celebrate 25 years of conservation success at annual gala
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:20 pm
From 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Western New York Land Conservancy will host its annual gala in the Golden Ballroom at Statler City. The event will celebrate 25 years of conserving this region's special places.
Niagara University bringing disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri, Montana
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:15 pm
Niagara University is set to deliver disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri and Montana.
DeGraff memorial hospital to upgrade, expand emergency department
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:15 pm
Kaleida Health has announced plans to modernize and double the size of DeGraff Memorial Hospital's emergency department (ED).
UB reopens Silverman Library after two-year, $7 million renovation
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:20 pm
High-tech classrooms and group study spaces with 80-inch monitors. Video recording studios with editing suites. A café.
OPWDD launches statewide community inclusion campaign at Great NY State Fair
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:20 pm
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities announced a statewide multimedia community inclusion campaign Wednesday to "welcome" people of all abilities.
Kiwanis Club unveils details of 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:00 pm
The Kiwanis of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new at this year's Niagara County Peach Festival, and to detail the schedule of events. The 59th annual event will be held at the park the weekend of Sept. 9-11.
Historic Bond-Hawley House to open Sundays in September with exhibit 'Did You Know?'
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:40 pm
The Niagara History Center's historic (circa 1823) Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House will be open Sundays in September and October, beginning Sept. 4, featuring the 2016 exhibit "Did You Know?"
StoryCorps to visit Buffalo
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:25 pm
NPR station WBFO-FM 88.7 is partnering with the groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps for a month-long visit to Buffalo.
NYS Women present 'Marketing Mavens: Creative Women in Business'
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, for networking, and then have dinner at 6 p.m. at The Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville.
Buffalo Sabres announce new dynamic ticket pricing structure
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced a new dynamic ticket-pricing model for all Sabres home games in the 2016-17 regular season that will adjust ticket prices to better reflect demand throughout the season.
National Buffalo Wing Festival celebrates 15 years with new offerings, focus on Buffalo
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 09:00 am
It is with great honor the National Buffalo Wing Festival, one of the country's most beloved food festivals, returns to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo Sept. 3-4 to celebrate its 15th year.
Morinello challenges Ceretto to donate pay raise to charity
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:45 pm
On the heels of his pledge last week to reject any legislative pay raise and donate the proposed $36,000 salary increase to local charities, Angelo Morinello today is challenging incumbent John Ceretto to join him in pledging to donate any pay raise for legislators to local charities.
Contract awarded to restore Seneca Bluffs natural habitat park
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:35 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has awarded a $1.34 million contract to Tidewater Inc. of Elkridge, Maryland, to restore aquatic and nearshore habitat at the Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park located along the Buffalo River in Buffalo.
Cuomo announces first recipients of Yahoo Community Fund
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the first recipients of the Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County. Over $400,000 was awarded to eight projects to support small businesses, literacy and workforce training, food and ecotourism, job creation and other critical community development initiatives in Western New York.
Niagara County: 19th annual Kidz 'N' Kites set for Sept. 17
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:30 pm
The 19th annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" will take off Saturday, Sept. 17, in Veterans Memorial Community Park for a day of kite flying and fun for the entire family.
NBC: Millennials devour Rio Olympic Games
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 03:15 pm
Whether it was watching Usain Bolt in primetime, streaming Simone Biles on the NBC Sports app, interacting with Michael Phelps on Facebook Live, or watching the highlight of Neymar's game-winning goal in the men's soccer final on NBC Olympics' Snapchat Discover channel, one thing is clear: Millennials love the Olympics.
Oil and chip road repairs wrap up across Erie County
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 02:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division has announced the conclusion of the oil and chip portion of the county's 2016 road program, with operations in the Aurora, Clarence, East Concord and Hamburg districts wrapping up Tuesday.