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Election: Panepinto tops Stocker, Grisanti
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 08:40 am
Unofficial election results in the 60th Senate District show Democrat Marc Panepinto the top vote-getter with 17,491 votes. Republican Kevin Stocker, who defeated incumbent Mark Grisanti in the primary, finished second with 15,431 votes. Grisanti tallied 14,835 votes. Conservative Tim Gallagher took 4,310 votes.
Election: Ortt to replace Maziarz
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 08:30 am
Republican City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt has defeated Niagara Falls Democrat Johnny Destino to lay claim to George Maziarz's State Senate seat. Unofficial election results show Ortt claiming 45,485 votes to top Destino's 20,564 votes.
Niagara County Department of Health, Department for the Aging to offer free diabetes self-management workshops
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Department for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County.
National Grid to implement additional measures to help stabilize electricity bills
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 07:00 am
National Grid has received approval to implement a number of changes to help mitigate the effect of dramatic swings in monthly electricity supply prices for its upstate New York customers if there is a repeat of last season's wild weather.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria this weekend
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present at Walden Galleria Mall, lower level, with its adoptable dogs this Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days).
Election: Ortt claims victory
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 10:40 pm
Republican City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt has proclaimed himself the winner of the 62nd District State Senate seat soon to be vacated by longtime incumbent George Maziarz.
Election: Wallace edges Schildhauer in Town of Niagara
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 10:05 pm
Unofficial Election Day results show Democrat Lee Wallace narrowly defeating Republican Donald E. Schildhauer by a little less than 100 votes (948-851) in the Town of Niagara supervisor race.
Election: GOP victorious in Lewiston
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 10:00 pm
Unofficial Election Day results in the Town of Lewiston show Republican Beth Ceretto defeating Democrat David Sanchez by a more than 400 votes (2,485-2,039). Ceretto, wife of re-elected Assemblyman John Ceretto, who ran unopposed, will serve a three-year term.
'Dancing with the Stars: Live!' tour kicks off in Niagara Falls Dec. 27
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 07:55 pm
Starting this December, "Dancing with the Stars," ABC's top-rated entertainment show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production throughout North America.
Lighthouse Café welcomes Keri Cardinale
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 07:55 pm
Keri Cardinale returns to The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. She is a talented Christian vocalist who has appeared throughout Western New York.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to headline Memorial's Premier
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 07:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's marquee event, the 11th annual Premier, will swing, jive and hop to the music of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
OUN fine art reception
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 07:55 pm
A reception and exhibition celebrating the grant-funded "Expanding the Scope of Fine Arts Programming Through Visual, Music & Theater Arts" workshops and activities created through the fine arts program at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will be held Thursday, Nov. 13.
AAA offers tips for drivers to avoid animal-related crashes
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 07:40 pm
When it comes to destruction, don't ignore the ability of animals to put a serious dent in your vehicle, if not destroy it completely. The Insurance Information Institute reports animals (primarily deer) caused more than 1.2 million collisions with vehicles between July 2012 and June 2013.
Celebrating Catholic education
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 07:40 pm
The Catholic Schools of Niagara County celebrated Catholic education Monday, Oct. 27.
It's a parade of reptiles at Aquarium of Niagara for annual 'Reptile Experience'
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 07:40 pm
It's not all creepy crawlies when Jeff Musial of Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics makes his annual appearance at the Aquarium of Niagara.
Artpark & Company reviews 2014 season and elects new directors
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 07:35 pm
Artpark & Company held its annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Niagara Falls Country Club to confirm the re-election of officers and directors and welcome three new directors.
88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marks start of holiday season with nation's most beloved spectacle
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 04:35 pm
As the nation gathers to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends, the biggest spectacle of the holiday season returns to entertain millions, as the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to NBC Thursday, Nov. 27.
Chris Klug Foundation announces winners of Bounce Back Award, presented by Astellas
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 04:35 pm
The Chris Klug Foundation has announced the winners of the first Bounce Back Award, presented by Astellas. The award recognizes two transplant recipients who exhibit a great quality of life.
Give thanks at 8th annual 'Barksgiving'
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
On Saturday, from noon until 5 p.m., join Educate A Bull and members of the community as they celebrate the 8th annual "Barksgiving" at Chestnut Ridge Park.
Aquarium of Niagara: Meet harbor seal Cruz
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 1, the Aquarium of Niagara revealed the official name of "Pup2014," its newest harbor seal: "Cruz."
Hospice Cruise and Clambake raises $40,000
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
The annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake held in July continued its tradition of great entertainment, delicious food and leisurely sailing and power boating up the Niagara River, all to benefit patients and families served by Niagara Hospice. The event, now in its 15th year, raised a record $40,000.
NU President's Dinner raises scholarship dollars, honors Glynn, Demler and Bennett
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
More than 520 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution's 2014 President's Dinner, held Nov. 1 at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel & Event Center.
Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo holds tree-decorating ceremony
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:35 pm
The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo is presenting a tree-decorating ceremony to honor donor families and living donors who have benefited numerous recipients across Western New York and the U.S.
Photos: Nik Wallenda successfully crosses 'Windy City' of Chicago live on Discovery
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 12:25 pm
Nik Wallenda, "The King of the Highwire," made history Sunday after successfully crossing the "Windy City" of Chicago on a tightrope without a net or tether.
Free chronic disease self-management workshop series in Niagara County
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 07:00 am
Do you have an ongoing health condition? If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or arthritis, join in for a free chronic disease self-management workshop series, starting Tuesday, Nov. 18 (6-8:30 p.m.), and running for six consecutive Tuesdays at St. John's Food Pantry.
Bell ringers sought
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 07:00 am
The Salvation Army of Niagara Falls is looking for volunteers for its Red Kettle Campaign from Nov. 10 through Dec. 24.
Parent group to hold sensory processing disorder workshop
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 07:00 am
Parent Network of WNY will hold a workshop on sensory processing disorder from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road.
New ambulance celebrated in Youngstown
Sat, Nov 1st 2014 07:05 am
Anyone who's ever wondered how donations to the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. are spent or where money raised at the annual Field Days goes should take the time to stop at the firehall Sunday, Nov. 2.
Town of Lewiston adopts 2015 budget
Sat, Nov 1st 2014 07:00 am
Beyond Artpark, Monday's Lewiston Town Board discussions transgressed to a number of other areas - just about all of them budget-related.
Artpark discussions at Town of Lewiston budget session
Sat, Nov 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board opened Monday's session amid good feelings with commendations for Lewiston Police Officer Gregory T. Schuey, who marked his final day of service with LPD Sept. 7 at the Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival in Academy Park.
Marjim Manor announces vendor fair, 'Ugly Wine Bottle Sweater' contest
Sat, Nov 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Winery at Marjim Manor is hosting its annual fall vendor fair Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9.
Blood drives slated
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 04:00 pm
The American Red Cross will hold two area blood drives next month.
Town of Niagara prepares for Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:55 pm
Military Road will once again ring in the holiday season with the Town of Niagara's annual Electric Lights Parade Saturday, Nov. 1.
Buffalo Veterans Day Parade signup deadline
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:55 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 8, veterans groups, civic groups and other veteran supporters will march in the 2014 Veterans Day Parade in Buffalo. Lineup is at Delaware Avenue and Edward Street with step off at 11 a.m. travelling down Delaware Avenue, ending at City Hall.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo elects four trustees
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:40 pm
Four new members have been elected to the Catholic Charities of Buffalo board of trustees. They are the Rev. Gregory Dobson, Christina Orsi, Deacon Miguel Santos and Stephen Ulrich.
Safety tips for a spooky night
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:40 pm
Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.
Local labor groups give back to community with 6th annual 'Labor's Night at the Races'
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:40 pm
The Niagara/Orleans Labor Councils executive board recently made a check presentation to the United Way of Greater Niagara's board of directors.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes baby giraffe
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male giraffe.
Buffalo Sabres assign Sam Reinhart to Kootenay
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned forward Sam Reinhart to the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.
Buffalo City Mission in need of turkeys
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:20 pm
With less than 30 days left to Thanksgiving, the Buffalo City Mission needs the community's help in collecting turkeys for meals serving program residents, shelter guests and those in the community who are in need. This year's goal is 3,000.