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Jagow urges residents to use local DMV offices
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:55 pm
Niagara County Clerk Wayne Jagow offered some clarity this week on recent changes to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles renewal forms, which appear to be causing confusion with local DMV customers.
The English Beat to headline Spirit of the 80's
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:50 pm
When the ska revival band The English Beat takes the stage at Academy Park Saturday night, you may find you enjoy them even more than you remember.
Obit: Lauri I. Katvala
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:50 pm
Lauri I. Katvala of Greenville, Maine, formerly of Youngstown, was called home July 28, 2015. He was born in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1939, raised in Stow, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1957 from Hale High School.
Grand Island Town Board: Airborne Day on Island proclaimed
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:15 pm
At its meeting Monday in Town Hall, the Grand Island Town Board noted the 75th anniversary of the first official Army parachute jump by issuing a townwide proclamation.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields sign dedication
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:15 pm
The new sign in front of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, was dedicated to the memory of Claire and Ralph Brown and blessed immediately after the 9 a.m. service Aug. 2.
Pieces of the Past: Niagara School No. 2 Museum
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 11:00 am
For 78 years, children in the Town of Niagara trotted dutifully (or not so dutifully) off to class at the little one-room schoolhouse at the corner of Lockport and Tuscarora roads.
Town of Niagara board sets hearing on 'sewer improvement area'
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 11:00 am
Step by step, the Belden Center area of the Town of Niagara gets closer to repairs for the sewer and drainage issues that have plagued the area for decades.
More traffic changes for Route 31
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 11:00 am
Access to Shenk Road from Route 31 near Niagara County Community College in Sanborn will be closed to traffic for several weeks.
Filling in Wheatfield's 'missing link'
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:55 am
Those who pick up a brochure for the Niagara River Greenway Trails will see a map from Buffalo all the way up to Lewiston and Porter, with multicolored lines marking pathways and bike routes that wind along the river shoreline.
Niagara County Genealogical Society plans conference
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:55 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will host a Genealogical Conference from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 in Room E140 of Niagara County Community College, 311 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
'The fastest show on water': Thunder on the Niagara boat races mark 10th year at Gratwick Riverside Park
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:50 am
They're loud. They're fast. And they're returning to the Niagara River and North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park for the 10th year on Aug. 15 and 16.
Collective Soul: Ed Roland builds a better band
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 09:15 am
The first 20-something years of Collective Soul produced more than a dozen top 10 songs, nearly two-dozen videos, regular national television appearances, millions of records sold, and songs that hold a firm place in the hearts of all who attended high school in the '90s (not to mention multiple spots on their portable playlists).
Video, photos, interview: Tedeschi Trucks Band at Artpark in Lewiston
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 06:35 pm
Several thousand weathered the storm Aug. 4 as the "Wheels of Soul" tour rolled into Artpark for a "Tuesday in the Park" performance. They were rewarded with more than three hours of foot-stomping, hand-clapping, head-throwing soul and rock anthems courtesy of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Doyle Bramhall II and headline act Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Higgins, Army Corps of Engineers detail $2.179 million dredging project underway in Black Rock Channel
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Karl Jansen to announce a $2.179 million dredging project in the Black Rock Channel.
With new songs in hand, 3 Doors Down is looking forward to a hot summer concert in WNY
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 05:20 pm
Perhaps no one is more excited about a warm, sticky Western New York August than 3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold.
BBB reminder: Be smart when shopping for back-to-school items
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 03:35 pm
It seems back to school season is starting earlier this year. Retailers in upstate New York are already displaying pens, pencils, electronics and backpacks. The Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York wants to remind those shopping for back to school to be savvy during this, the second busiest shopping time of year.
Lewiston Art Festival returns with new artists, attractions and prizes
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 02:50 pm
Lewiston's reputation as a thriving arts community and cultural epicenter is due in no small part to the annual Lewiston Art Festival.
Higgins presents Congressional Gold Medal to family of Alfred Corbran
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
During a special ceremony at Ironworkers Local No. 6, Congressman Brian Higgins and leaders from the Civil Air Patrol presented the family of Alfred Corbran with the Congressional Gold Medal.
Niagara University's academics, sustainability again praised by The Princeton Review
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
Niagara University is again among the best institutions in the Northeast in terms of both academics and sustainability, according to results released Monday by The Princeton Review.
Life-size games, free performance and comic book artistry coming to Kenan Center
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
Take note, parents looking for some fun daytime activities for children: From Tuesday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 14 (weather permitting), the Kenan Center will offer life-size game boards on the grounds of 433 Locust St., Lockport.
National Fuel reminds customers: 'Call Before You Dig'
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
In recognition of National 811 Day on Aug. 11, National Fuel reminds homeowners and professional contractors to "Call Before You Dig."
Old Fort Niagara to honor volunteer lighthouse keeper on National Lighthouse Day
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara will honor Terry Yonker, a devoted volunteer, lighthouse keeper and naturalist who passed away in April, with a reception and plaque dedication at 11 a.m. Friday at the Old Fort Niagara lighthouse. Friends and supporters are invited to attend the reception, where fort staff will recognize his contributions.
McNall: Auction off 50 Main Street
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, said the county should move aggressively to return a downtown building, purchased by county government as part of a three-building sale in April, to the tax rolls and productive use.
Niagara-Orleans Regional Alliance announces telecommunications vendors to deliver rural broadband network
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:40 pm
The legislatures of Niagara and Orleans counties have formally approved a memorandum of understanding with vendors to develop a rural broadband network with the goal of making high-speed Internet access available in every household.
Community celebrates service of WWII veterans Claire Smith and Frank Parlato
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:00 pm
During the Wingate Wallace "National Night Out" block party Tuesday, community leaders and residents took time to recognize the military service of two of their neighbors who served during World War II: Private First Class Frank W. Parlato, who served in the United States Army, and Claire Ruth Swanson Smith, who served in the United States Navy WAVES program during the war.
Unyts: Community hospitals working together to save lives
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 03:55 pm
Vacations, traveling and holidays have historically resulted in summer being a slow time of year for blood donations, but the need is still great at local hospitals.
Memorial to expand primary care services, open new medical office on Military Road
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 03:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has set Monday, Aug. 10, for the opening of Lewiston Primary Care, its sixth family medicine site serving Niagara and northern Erie counties.
North Tonawanda: Pappas announces 2015 Thunder on the Niagara event at Gratwick Riverside Park
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 04:20 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced at a press conference Tuesday that Snyder Industries will present the Thunder on the Niagara boat-racing event, which celebrates its 10th year at Gratwick Riverside Park this summer.
ABC: Kristen Bell to host 'It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown' special airing Nov. 30
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 04:20 pm
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved "Peanuts" animated tale, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Kristen Bell will host a special holiday retrospective, "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown," Monday, Nov. 30 (9 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Yancey's Fancy becomes first brand to simultaneously partner with every Pegula-owned sports team
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:05 am
The Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans, Buffalo Bandits and HARBORCENTER have announced they collectively reached an agreement with Yancey's Fancy, New York's Artisan Cheese. Yancey's Fancy becomes the first company to simultaneously partner with every sports team property under the Pegula Sports and Entertainment umbrella.
Al Green, Ingrid Michaelson and more team up for 'Ten Bands One Cause'
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:00 am
More than a year ago, RED Distribution teamed up with some of its premiere label partners and artists to create and launch "Ten Bands One Cause," a program that involved the creation of limited pink vinyl for 10 different releases.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church hosts annual garage sale for Haitian missions
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:00 am
Later this month, St. Paul's Lutheran Church will host its annual garage sale to benefit missions in Haiti.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 Past President Les Myers recognized
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 09:20 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 President Matt Grainge, left, recently presented Les Myers with a plague of recognition for his five years served as president and dedication to the new hall project. Myers also served as past fire chief and was a member for 41 years.
Niagara Catholic welcomes two new employees
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 05:20 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has added two new staff members to the family.
Clean power plan finalized
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 05:15 pm
President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy announced EPA's release of the final version of the Clean Power Plan Monday, establishing the first U.S. limits on carbon pollution.
Buffalo Philharmonic concert tickets on sale Aug. 8
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 04:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 8, marks the first opportunity for non-subscribers to obtain tickets to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015-16 season, with performances by Lang Lang and Celtic Woman, a "Holiday Pops" show with the debut of Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, and tributes to Journey and to the music of the "Mad Men" era.
Murray R. Hewitt elected to Memorial Medical Center board
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Murray R. Hewitt, general manager of Greenpac Mill LLC, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
Billoni: Tom Calderone and his sons pitch in for Food Bank
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 01:15 pm
Tom Calderone said it is important for his three sons to learn the importance of helping others and giving their time to volunteer for worthy causes.
Yahoo Community Benefit Fund announces 2015 grant process
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:50 pm
The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2015 grant cycle. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, and are available for submission at cfgb.org/yahoo.
REALTORS present check to Mercy Flight Central Mercy Flight Western New York
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:35 pm
On July 21, Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS President Joe Rivellino and board member Rebecca VanDorn presented a check for $6,500 to both Mercy Flight Central and Mercy Flight Western New York.
 

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