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Tickets still available for History Center Oktoberfest Oct. 10
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 10:55 am
Get your tickets now for an evening of traditional German food and music at the History Center's Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 10. The place to be is Wrights Corners Fire Hall, 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport, for dinner, music and dancing from 6-10 p.m.
September electronic waste collection event tops 32 tons
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and Advanced Technology Recycling, announced more than 32 tons of electronic waste ("e-waste") was collected at a Sept. 12 recycling event held at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant.
Second phase of Canalside's central wharf extension to begin
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 10:55 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. recently announced phase two of the central wharf extension. The $2.2 million upgrade and expansion of Canalside's boardwalk will enhance the recreational use of the Buffalo River and improve the trail system along the waterfront.
Area providers team up for community prayer service for mental illness recovery and understanding
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 07:00 am
A pair of Niagara's largest mental health service providers is coming together to support a day of recovery and understanding with an interfaith community prayer service at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6.
St. Francis Guild's 35th annual Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction set for Oct. 17
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 07:00 am
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 35th annual Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Longest-running Niagara Hospice fundraiser celebrates 25 years
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 06:55 am
Niagara Hospice will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its longest-running fundraiser, "Cocktails and CA$H," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. The event will be held at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co., 4631 Cambria Wilson Road in Lockport.
Ribbon cutting at Domestic Violence Tribute Garden celebrates healing, hope
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Saturday in Tonawanda at Isle View Park by local leaders to cut the ribbon and officially open Erie County's new Tribute Garden honoring domestic violence victims and survivors.
YBPA holds productive fall meeting
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
Youngstown Business and Professional Association President Cheryl Butera recapped highlights of 2015 at a fall meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Youngstown Yacht Club.
Lewiston trustees asked to consider boat speed limit
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
Though the Village of Lewiston is looking into obtaining a portable breakwall to curb wave damage to the Water Street shoreline, Guard Street resident Claudia Marasco said trustees should consider a speed limit for boaters - and jet boats, in particular.
Whitehaven Road Baptist Church: Forum, author to present 'When God and Cancer Meet'
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
A seminar planned for Whitehaven Road Baptist Church is designed to fill a void in the treatment of cancer.
Hard Rock fights breast cancer through annual PINKTOBER
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA is uniting musicians, supporters and survivors in honor of the brand's PINKTOBER campaign. On Friday, Oct. 9, Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA will host the sixth annual "Living Ribbon" across the international Rainbow Bridge.
Buffalo City Mission receives $8,500 grant from Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 09:50 pm
Buffalo City Mission received an $8,500 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to help improve school readiness of children through the Shape-A-Space Reading Library Center at the Cornerstone Manor.
Six honored during Niagara University Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 09:50 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Thursday.
NCP now Empower
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 08:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy officials announced yesterday the nonprofit human services agency will now be known as Empower. The 61-year-old organization also unveiled a new logo and website to supporters last evening at a reception held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 'Hear the Beep Where You Sleep' is fire prevention theme
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:05 pm
The National Fire Protection Association notes nighttime fires can generate deadly gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, which can result in fatal consequences for sleeping family members if there is no advance warning. Therefore, the 2015 fire prevention theme has been designated "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm."
Just Between Friends helps families save and earn money
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:00 pm
Just Between Friends, the nation's largest children's and maternity consignment event, is coming to Western New York.
Food collection at Taste of Grand Island, CROP Walk
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:00 pm
The CROP Walk of Grand Island will accept donations of nonperishable foods between noon and 7 p.m. during the Taste of Grand Island, being held Saturday, Oct. 3, and on the day of the annual CROP Walk, held the following day at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Beaver Island Marina North shelter.
Rivershore to hold 35th anniversary gala
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:50 pm
The Rivershore Foundation will celebrate Rivershore's 35th anniversary at its annual gala beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The evening includes dinner, entertainment and a silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting Rivershore programs.
Signs of the season: Autumn Fest will take place Oct. 3 and 4 in Sanborn
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:50 pm
The 2015 Autumn Festival, presented by the Sanborn Business and Professional Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 at the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road. This marks seven years for the event, said Bonnie Haskell, the museum curator.
Hymns to celebrate 125th anniversary of Old St. Stephen
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:40 pm
The Grand Island Community Chorus has extended an invitation to participate in a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Old St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the historic old church.
Flu season is around the corner
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:40 pm
The flu virus tends to spread from October to May. Flu viruses are detected year-round, including at lower levels during the summer months. Vaccinations can be given at any time during the flu season; even getting a vaccination later in the season (December through March) can still help protect you from influenza.
Lewiston Academy students at Business Blender
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Students from the Lewiston-Porter Academy of International Business and Finance met with the community on Thursday at a Business Blender presented by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
McCormick running for Wheatfield supervisor
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
Gerald McCormick is pleased to announce his candidacy for Wheatfield town supervisor.
Iconic Falls sign turns 60
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
Six decades ago, a Niagara Falls icon was born.
Extension to offer backyard chicken classes
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
With the growing popularity of local food, people are becoming increasingly interested in raising their own chickens for eggs and meat. As fall and winter are the best times to prepare for new chickens, which are widely available in the spring, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County will offer a series of two classes on raising backyard chickens.
Distinguished Gentleman's Ride gives 'heave-ho' to prostate cancer
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:00 pm
On Sunday, Sept. 27, more than 30,000 smartly dressed gentlefolk in over 400 cities will straddle the saddles of their café racers, bobbers, scramblers and other marvelous custom motorcycles to raise awareness and help fund the cure for prostate cancer.
35th Rosary Crusade seeks world peace
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:55 pm
While some local Catholics are making the trek to join the crowds at one of the cities where Pope Francis will be speaking this week, many are making plans to attend a smaller, homier event.
Castellani gives back
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:40 pm
On Wednesday, the Father Joe Moreno Memorial Foundation proudly presented SuperMarket Liquors & Wines owner Christopher Castellani with an award for his dedication and generosity as a sponsor of the foundation's annual Walk to Remember.
Ortt delivers $15,000 to Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:15 pm
On Thursday, State Sen. Rob Ortt presented a ceremonial check to the Old Fort Niagara Association in the amount of $15,000. He secured the funding for Old Fort Niagara as part of this year's state budget.
Niagara County phones back up and running
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 10:35 am
Niagara County government was advised, approximately 10 minutes ago, that phone service disrupted by an outage originating in Buffalo has now been restored.
Major phone outage impacting county government
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 10:20 am
Niagara County government is being impacted by a large-scale phone outage impacting across Western New York.
'Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance' brings 'Romeo & Juliet" to Buffalo, 600 US theaters
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 10:30 pm
"Romeo & Juliet," Shakespeare's classic tale of tragic romance as choreographed by Helgi Tomasson to music by Sergei Prokofiev, comes to life on the big screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, when the San Francisco Ballet's performance is shown in approximately 600 movie theaters nationwide.
Partnership between Erie County DEP, health care facilities focuses on proper disposal of pharmaceuticals
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced a new, grant-funded partnership between the department and area health care facilities to better promote and assist in the safe disposal of pharmaceuticals through the medical care waste pharmaceutical disposal program.
Buffalo Sabres: Fan vote contest to determine goal song
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced an eight-song bracket challenge, presented by Tony Walker and Co., that will allow fans to vote on the team's official goal song for the 2015-16 season.
Bradt: Hold special meeting on $4.75m solar initiative
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
A North Tonawanda legislator who is also a professional accountant is calling on county lawmakers to authorize an alternative energy deal that, according to estimates, could generate at least $4.75 million revenue and credits for Niagara County over the next several years.
Club Sabres smartphone application available now
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has launched Club Sabres, a new smartphone application designed to engage young Sabres fans in an innovative way.
Krolick's fundraiser at Raintree Island Apartments supports Heart of Niagara
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 03:50 pm
Raintree Island Apartments will host a Krolick's chicken barbecue fundraiser event to benefit Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 26. The family-friendly event is open to the public and will take place on Raintree's grounds located at 103 Raintree Island in Tonawanda.
Health care decision-making subject of Oct. 15 program
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 03:50 pm
Do you know who will make health care decisions for you if you can't? It may not be who you think or would want to be making those decisions.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation 'Climb for Alexa' trip to Mount Kilimanjaro
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
On Saturday, Sept. 26, Chris Tybor, owner of ChrisFit, will embark on a trip of a lifetime to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Africa. As part of the trip, he'll raise money for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.