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Wedding gown sale fights cancer
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
Brides Against Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit that tours the country selling donated wedding gowns with the proceeds directly going towards programs and services for people who are impacted by cancer.
Town of Niagara: Tentative budget released
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
The Town of Niagara distributed its $8.2 million tentative budget for 2015 Wednesday night at Town Hall. It announced a 41-cent per $1,000 of assessed valuation tax increase for homesteads, and a 55-cent per $1,000 of assessed valuation increase for non-homestead properties.
There's no place like home: Introducing new Tribune editor
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
Hello, Wheatfield, Town of Niagara and Sanborn! As I'm sure you noticed last week, Sue Campbell has retired as Tribune editor, and I'll be taking over from here on out.
Fire engine rides, coloring contest highlight Upper Mountain open house
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
Fire engine rides, a live burn demonstration and hands-on challenges for attendees will join fire safety education and blood pressure checks on what promises to be an entertaining day Saturday, Oct. 4, when the Upper Mountain Fire Co. holds its annual Community Open House.
Locktoberfest opens today
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:00 pm
Downtown Lockport will host the first-ever Locktoberfest celebration this weekend.
Operation Christmas Child recipient to share story this weekend in WNY
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 01:25 pm
In 1999, Livia Satterfield, now 27 and living in Georgia, received a package from Operation Christmas Child. She was an orphan living in a world that was dark, dreary and lonely.
'Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience,' ticket auction programs return for 2014-15 season
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will once again offer the "Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience" and ticket auction programs for the 2014-15 season.
River Region has scarecrows worth crowing about
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:30 pm
Artistic interpretations of a variety of scarecrows will line the main streets of Lewiston, Sanborn, Ransomville and Youngstown this month.
Leadership Niagara goes 'Homeless for a Night'
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:20 pm
Leadership Niagara's Class of 2014 will host "Homeless for a Night" Friday, Oct. 17, into Saturday, Oct. 18. This overnight event aims to raise awareness of homelessness and poverty in Niagara County.
Buffalo Sabres: Mike Weber, Matt Moulson team up to provide tickets to military personnel
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced defenseman Mike Weber will donate Sabres tickets to soldiers this season as part of the "Tickets for Troops" program, and Matt Moulson will work with the Wounded Warrior Project to provide a pair of seats to every game.
Northern stem canker found by NNYADP survey
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:15 pm
A serious crop disease called northern stem canker has been confirmed for the first time in Northern New York soybean fields as part of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program-funded NNY corn and soybean disease diagnosis and assessment database building project.
Crime Prevention Month: Protect your home and family
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:05 pm
Every year in the U.S., there are more than 2 million home burglaries reported (one every 14.6 seconds, according to the FBI and Justice Department). AlertID, a proud partner of the National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog), offers an app and tips to help protect families and their homes in support of Crime Prevention Month (October).
Sabres 'Party in the Plaza' planned for regular-season opener
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans to host a "Party in the Plaza" for the team's home opener against Columbus from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at First Niagara Center.
Higgins, WNY veterans celebrate congressional approval, presidential authorization keeping Kids Korner open
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, VA WNY Healthcare System Director Brian Stiller, and local veterans announced legislation keeping Kids Korner open, H.R. 5404, the Extending Veterans Expiring Authorities Act, has crossed its final legislative hurdle ensuring the services will be available through 2015.
Memorial schedules flu shot clinics
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct flu shot clinics for adults 18 and older from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 25.
Tuesday night donations
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:00 pm
Sister Beth Brosmer from Heart & Soul, and Don Luce from Community Missions, recently met to divide the total collection of donations received at the Artpark South Fourth Street entrance on Tuesday concert nights.
Niagara County Community College announces 2014 Distinguished Alumni awardee
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Patrick J. Sorge, Class of 1985, at the 24th annual NCCC Foundation Inc. Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Niagara-Wheatfield reinstates extracurriculars
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 10:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board voted Wednesday to reinstate the athletic, music, theater and other extracurricular activities that were cut from the 2014-15 budget earlier this year. The sudden vote was the result of a report provided by Superintendent Lynn Marie Fusco, which revealed an unanticipated source of funding available to support the programs.

Fusco said that, as a result of 11 retirements and resignations processed after the budget was put into place, the district had in excess of $158,000, originally slated for those employees' salaries, available for use. Fusco said reinstating the extracurriculars would cost about $111,000, leaving just under $50,000 available for reserve.

Elks make plans for 39th annual Charity Ball
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 07:00 am
Jeff Becker, exalted ruler of the Ken-Ton Elks, and Rich Donn, New York state vice president, recently reviewed plans for the 39th annual Charity Ball in support of the New York State Elks Association Home Service Program.
Lewiston kidnapping
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:15 pm
On Friday, Sept. 26, the Lewiston Police Department received a report of a possible sexual abuse of a 24-year-old female that occurred in the Town of Lewiston.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Great Pumpkin Farm
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at The Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., Clarence, as part of the World Pumpkin Weigh Off and Mutt-Allica Dog Sport and Pony Show.
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, fights breast cancer through Pinktober
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:30 pm
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, is uniting fans, musicians and survivors in honor of the brand's 15th annual Pinktober campaign.
Conservationist, nature photog awarded at Wildlife Fest
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:30 pm
The annual Wildlife Festival returned to the New York Power Authority's Power Vista, the visitors center for its Niagara Power Project, on Sept. 27 and 28. The event drew crowds of more than 18,000 people.
Stable electricity prices forecast for National Grid customers across upstate New York this winter
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:30 pm
Although the fall season is just underway across upstate New York, many already are looking to forecasts for the coming winter. On the energy front, National Grid's electricity customers are projected to see bills that are 3 percent to 9 percent lower than last winter (November through March), depending on where they live.
Niagara County legislators blast U.S. forest service over photo permit rules
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:25 pm
Niagara County lawmakers reacted with outrage to news reports the U.S. Forest Service will now require "commercial" photographers to obtain pricey permits to take pictures on lands they manage - lands owned by the nation's citizens.
Niagara University will host 2015 Conference on New York State History
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:50 am
Members of New York state's history community will meet for the 36th annual Conference on New York State History when it convenes at Niagara University on June 18-20, 2015.
Federal Communications Commission votes to end blackout rule
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:50 am
The Federal Communications Commission has voted today to eliminate the sports blackout rule, a FCC rule that prohibits cable and satellite television providers from showing a National Football League game in its home market if it is not sold out 72 hours prior to its start time.
PACE participant shaving head to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:45 am
Sandra Santos, a Complete Senior Care PACE participant and Niagara Falls resident, will shave her head live at the day center in front of an audience of nearly 50 fellow PACE participants, volunteers and staff to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds to offset the disease.
'2014 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes' at Larkin Square
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 07:00 am
The 2014 "Buffalo Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes" takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, at Larkin Square of downtown Buffalo. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m.
Niagara USA Chamber to host Senate debate
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce will host a debate between candidates for the 62nd District seat of the New York State Senate. This is the seat held by Sen. George Maziarz, who is not running for re-election.
Dunkin' Donuts celebrates National Coffee Day
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:55 pm
To celebrate National Coffee Day and the launch of its new dark roast blend, Dunkin' Donuts today donated 100 pounds of coffee to Food Bank of Western New York.
Jackie James-Creedon presented U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Award for Activism on Tonawanda Coke
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Tonawanda resident and community activist Jackie James-Creedon with an Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Wheatfield-based Viatran supports Community Missions
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Wheatfield-based Viatran, a worldwide leader in providing innovative pressure and level transmitters, recently selected Community Missions as the benefactor for its community events program.
Pendleton dedicates marker celebrating founding
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Town residents and local officials showed up in force Thursday to dedicate a new historic marker that celebrates the founding of a small Erie Canal village that went on to become the modern town of Pendleton.
Schneiderman announces $40 million in additional funding for homeowner protection program
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office is committing up to $40 million in additional funding to organizations that provide free, high-quality housing counseling and legal services to struggling homeowners around New York through his homeowner protection program. The new funding, which will extend the program for an additional two years, brings the total commitment of funds by the attorney general's office to $100 million over five years to help New York families stay in their homes.

The HOPP program is designed to provide free housing counseling and legal services to homeowners facing foreclosure.

$4.7 million in new funding announced to accelerate Buffalo River restoration
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:35 pm
New funding will support restoration of the Buffalo River and put it on track to be removed from the list of Great Lakes "toxic hotspots" by 2019, the Great Lakes Commission announced in Buffalo, site of its annual meeting. Nearly $4.7 million will go to restoring degraded shoreline and create natural habitat at seven sites along the river.
Anticipation rises as Niagara Hospice event draws near
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice will hold the 24th annual "Cocktails and CA$H" beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Co. (Chestnut Ridge Road in Gasport).
New program offers help to women coping with recent breast cancer diagnosis
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Nearly 300,000 women in the U.S. will hear these words in 2014. Some may experience shock, fear and numbness. They may struggle with a lack of information and feelings of vulnerability, confusion and distress. Family and friends may be at a loss as to what to do.
Higgins to host 'U.S. Service Academy Night' for local high school students
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting "U.S. Service Academy Night 2014," an opportunity for high school students and their families, as well as school administrators and counselors, to find out more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.