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Youngstown Music, Art Fest carries on
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 04:05 pm
Despite some uncooperative weather, the second annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival was deemed a success Oct. 3. Presented in part by the Youngstown Business and Professional Association, the daylong event featured artisan tables, author signings, children's activities and entertainment.
'Morning Sun' rising in Village of Lewiston; watch video of film announcement
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 02:55 pm
A major motion picture will be filmed this month in Lewiston.
Sabres Store to host Jack Kemp biography book signing
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 11:30 am
Nationally acclaimed author Mort Kondracke, writer of "Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America," will be signing the recently published book at the Sabres Store at 2 p.m. today. Jimmy Kemp, Jack's son - and president of the Jack Kemp Foundation - will join Kondracke.
Buffalo Game Space to host Halloween fundraiser
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 11:30 am
In celebration of the upcoming spooky holiday and Buffalo Game Space's ongoing efforts to help game creators in Western New York, BGS is hosting its first Halloween "Spooktacular" on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Medical Center Auxiliary to hold coat sale
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a sale of gently worn men's and women's coats, jackets, suits and sweaters, and gently used ladies' purses.
'The Voice': Judges big on Amy Vachal, Sydney Rhame
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 07:00 am
"You could win this whole thing," Adam Levine told singer Amy Vachal following her blind audition on "The Voice." The singer, now living in Brooklyn, was one of two standout performers earning rave reviews from all four coaches last week.
Ceretto pushes to fix foreclosure process, address 'zombie' properties
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 11:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto held an event Thursday on Grand Island. He was joined by Assemblyman Michael Kearns and Grand Island Town Supervisor Mary Cooke to highlight what he called the flawed foreclosure process and its impact on communities.
With Robin Lehner on injured reserve, Buffalo Sabres recall goalie Nathan Lieuwen
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 11:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Nathan Lieuwen from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Fall career fair set for Niagara County
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Workforce Development Board, Niagara's WorkSourceOne, and its partner agencies will hold the annual Niagara County Fall Career Fair Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave.
Colleen Robbins named Shining Star awardee
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
Complete Senior Care of Niagara Falls has announced Colleen Robbins received its Shining STAR Award.
Lions spaghetti dinner, basket raffle set
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs will host a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle event Sunday, Oct. 18, at the St. Vincent De Paul Parish Center (St. Leo's), 2748 Military Road.
Greenway Trail draws concerns from Islanders
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
State officials held an informal public participation meeting Tuesday regarding a plan to build a trail along West River Parkway to connect Buckhorn Island State Park with Beaver Island State Park and beyond.
Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake benefits Hospice
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake, held July 10 to benefit Niagara Hospice, continued its tradition of entertainment, food and leisurely sailing and power boating in the lower Niagara River. Now in its 16th year, the event raised a record amount of $41,989.34, which was presented to Niagara Hospice on Wednesday.
Fresh Start to debut, deliver bison and cheese sub
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
Fresh Start Café & Market is set to offer a unique, all-natural alternative to traditional football foods.
PINKTOBER celebrated in Niagara Falls
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 11:05 pm
At a quarter to 8 p.m. Friday, about 100 people - mostly women, and many breast cancer survivors - joined together to form a "Living Ribbon" across the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls. Participating in Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA's PINKTOBER celebration, these pink pashmina-clad people linked arms in the fight against breast cancer, and to show support for those fighting the loathsome disease.
Niagara University recognizes educational leaders during 2015 awards dinner
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 05:10 pm
Niagara University's College of Education recognized the contributions of educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony on Thursday.
Trick-or-treaters be aware of NT's Haunted Harbor
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:40 pm
The North Tonawanda and Tonawanda Youth, Recreation and Parks Departments and the cities' Gateway Committee are sponsoring the annual Haunted Harbor event, set to take place from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Gateway Harbor Park in North Tonawanda.
Grand Island: Walker transporting water helps spread message of CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:35 pm
Marie Edonyemya walked down a boat dock and filled a large bucket with water from the Niagara River, with the help of her husband, Byaombe Shabani. In front of a large group at the start of the Oct. 4 CROP walk at Beaver Island State Park, Edonyemya wrapped her head with colorful material, then Byaombe lifted the bucket and placed it on his wife's head.
Holiday Happenings on Grand Island
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:25 pm
Fall has arrived, and it's time for flu shots, hot chili, craft events and fundraising for good causes. Find them all, and more, at Holiday Happenings to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc. welcomes new team member Marino
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:20 pm
Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc. of Buffalo has announced Michael T. Marino, P.E., has joined the firm as vice president, municipal engineering.
Town of Niagara: Preliminary budget distributed
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:00 pm
Autumn is the season for pumpkin pie, apple picking and, of course, budget talks.
Tonawandas Chamber celebrates new chapter
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:00 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Inc. held its official ribbon-cutting Sept. 24 for its new location, 254 Sweeny St., North Tonawanda.
Candidates Night set for Oct. 15
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club, in conjunction with and the Island Dispatch, will sponsor "Grand Island Candidates Night" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the auditorium at Kaegebein Elementary School, 1690 Love Road.
Senior leadership and dedication willing Niagara Falls football in a winning direction
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 11:25 am
With five games complete and two remaining, the Niagara Falls High School football team is looking to finish strong and start a run into the sectional playoffs. With a record of 3-2, the Wolverines have put together a surprising season after being predicted to finish near the bottom of the AA North Division.
Golisano Foundation to honor Ruffolo
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 10:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo has been named one of the first-ever recipients of the Move to Include Award by the Golisano Foundation.
Tops Friendly Markets appoints persons president/COO in planned effort to guide future growth/success
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 10:00 am
As part of a long-term leadership strategy, Tops Friendly Markets has named John Persons, long-time Tops associate and executive, as president and chief operating officer while Frank Curci will continue to actively serve as Tops CEO and board chairman, the company announced earlier this week.
'Adopt' a family in need this holiday season
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 10:00 am
Each year, Community Missions matches more than 150 of Niagara County's neediest families with local businesses, church groups, service organizations and community members. These sponsors "adopt" the family and make holiday wishes comes true.
Schneiderman announces more than $11 million in new funding for statewide foreclosure prevention and relief programs
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 10:00 am
Earlier this week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced $11.5 million in new funding for more than two-dozen legal services organizations statewide to help prevent foreclosures, keep families in their homes, and rebuild communities hit hardest by the housing crash.
Trick-or-treat weekend at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a trick-or-treat weekend. The Halloween-themed event will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Oct. 10-11. It is free for children with regular zoo admission.
Higgins to host service academy night
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins will host Academy Night 2015, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to find out more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.
First Niagara Foundation: $175,000 in grant funding for Western New York youth mentoring programs
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:50 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $1 million in grant funding across its regional footprint to fund youth mentoring programs. Such programs provide young people with vital support, hope, opportunity and the reassurance there are adults who care for them and are willing to help them through life's daily challenges, organizers said.
Buffalo Sabres: New security device to be implemented for 2015-16 season
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday the team will implement the use of walk-through magnetometers as part of an NHL initiative at all entrances to First Niagara Center for the 2015-16 season.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction underway
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres' game-worn jersey auction began yesterday. The bidding is open to anyone at until 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. The jerseys available for auction include various game-worn jerseys from the 2014-15 season, as well as the 2015 Sabres Development Camp jerseys from Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart.
Erie County: Newest public art offering brings colorful greeting to international audience
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The installation used roughly 2,000 shirts that were donated to the AK Public Art Initiative and collected at Buffalo and Erie County Public Library branches throughout Erie County. The shirts are attached at the sleeves, or "hands," suggesting human connection even in absence.
Introducing One Buffalo Premium Ice Cream
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment, in partnership with Perry's Ice Cream, today announced the creation of One Buffalo Premium Ice Cream.
Town of Lewiston unveils 2016 tentative budget
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 04:00 pm
Preliminary discussions got underway this week on the Town of Lewiston's upcoming budget as Finance Officer Martha Blazick unveiled a $15.608 million tentative plan for 2016.
Memorial surgeons perform 650th robotic procedure
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:40 pm
The surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is celebrating another milestone: the successful completion of its 650th robotic-assisted surgery.
Shine on: Restored Old Erie County Hall once again lights up downtown
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo (10th district), Commissioner of the Department of Public Works John Loffredo, and residents to officially "turn on the lights" and celebrate renovations at the restored Old Erie County Hall at 92 Franklin St., Buffalo.