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Grand Island Garden Walk planned for 2016
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island is one of the few remaining nearby towns without an established yearly garden walk.
GI Fire Company installs 2016 officers
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 11:00 am
Newly elected Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray administered the oaths of office to 2016 Grand Island Fire Co. officers Saturday, Jan. 9, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road. Both firematic and administrative offices were sworn to uphold their upcoming community protection duties.
Change continues for parishioners of St. Bernard's R.C. Church
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 09:00 am
Two parishes are now working together as St. Peter and St. Bernard Roman Catholic Churches.
Town of Lewiston slates electronics recycling event
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:05 am
The Town of Lewiston Highway Department will accept unwanted electronics for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 30. Items can be dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the highway garage, located at 1445 Swann Road.
Decision on including farms in agricultural district imminent
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature will decide Jan. 21 whether or not to approve the applications of approximately 40 Grand Island farmers to be part of the Amherst Agricultural District. All approved applications will then be forwarded to the New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets for certification.
Applications available for 2016 student registrar and office assistant summer positions
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara History Center is taking applications to fill two student positions funded by the Grigg Lewis Foundation Workership Program at the museum this summer. The grant will support the student positions of a registrar assistant and an office assistant. Both staff will work from late May to mid-August, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Village of Youngstown: Town of Porter recreation issues resurface at board meeting
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The boardroom in the Youngstown Red Brick building was swamped with people at Thursday's village meeting. The reason? Despite the fact this was the first meeting of the new year, old topics resurfaced.
Army Corps session provides details on IWCS future
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
Representatives from the Army Corps Buffalo District provided the long-awaited details to area residents on the Corps preferred option to the Interim Waste Containment Structure at the Niagara Falls Storage Site.
NU's Cathleen Anderson appointed to National Catholic College Admission Association board
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
Cathleen Anderson, assistant vice president for enrollment management at Niagara University, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the National Catholic College Admission Association.
WNY Furtastic Pet Adopt-A-Thon features furry family friends
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County departments of health and emergency services, in conjunction with partners in local animal rescue, pet fostering networks, animal shelters and Western New York's pet-loving community, are joining forces to help dogs and cats get adopted into loving homes with the WNY Furtastic Pet Adopt-A-Thon.
Town of Lewiston acts on River Walk fire access
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston held a relatively light session Monday. Newsmakers included long-awaited improvement work for the River Walk subdivision; revisions on a few reorganization items; a Lewiston Police Department award; and the announcement of a new citizens group organizing in the town.
Collins, Higgins, Slaughter urge President Obama to relocate KC-135 tanker mission to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 07:45 pm
U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, Brian Higgins and Louise Slaughter, along with John Cooper, chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council, today released the following comments after holding a press conference urging President Barack Obama to relocate the KC-135 tanker mission to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station:
National Fuel addresses Wheatfield resident concerns about dehydration station
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 07:45 pm
Wheatfield officials and residents gathered at the town community center Wednesday where National Fuel representatives held an information forum on a proposed natural gas dehydration facility near Liberty Drive.
Four Buffalo Sabres players to shave their heads for Roswell Park's 'Bald for Bucks'
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 01:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced three current players and one alumnus will shave their heads on Saturday, Feb. 20, as part of the "Bald for Bucks" program, which raises money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
New 'Pawn Shop Law' passed
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 11:20 am
The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a local law designed to aid members of law enforcement in the recovery of stolen items sold to pawn brokers and second-hand dealers.
Sandy Beach Yacht Club holds reception
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 11:10 am
Sandy Beach Yacht Club held its 2016 reception for new officers, Saturday, Jan. 2. Standing, from left: Italo Baldassarre, commodore; Dan Brown, vice commodore; Dave Krotz, rear commodore; and Alex Dzadur, fleet captain.
TNBPA to honor businesses, citizens at annual dinner, awards ceremony
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:50 am
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association will honor local businesses and community members at its annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is $40.
Fundraiser and auction at Errick Road Elementary
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:40 am
Errick Road Elementary School in Wheatfield will hold a fundraising basket auction 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. The auction will be held at the school, 6839 Errick Road.
Engineering/land surveying firm Nussbaumer & Clarke realigns ownership
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:40 am
Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc., one of the region's oldest engineering and land surveying firms, has recently realigned its top executives and transferred ownership.
Powerball: Four Erie and Niagara County Lottery players win big on Wednesday's drawing
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:15 am
In Wednesday's $1.58 billion, record-breaking Powerball jackpot, Lottery players in Erie and Niagara counties won $200,000 with four winning tickets sold for $50,000 each.
College Hockey America to hold semifinals and finals of conference tournament at HARBORCENTER
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 09:50 am
For the first time in conference history, College Hockey America will hold the semifinal and final rounds of its conference tournament at a neutral site. Commissioner Robert DeGregorio has officially announced the 2016 CHA Tournament will be held at Buffalo's HARBORCENTER.
Tech Wars bridges education and recreation
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 09:25 am
Many high school and middle school students wonder how the material learned in many of their classes can be applied to the real world. Several technology teachers found the answer 20 years ago with a unique event called "Tech Wars."
Retail therapy for you and Rover: Chain stores you probably didn't know allowed pets
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 07:00 am
For many pet lovers, bringing a furry friend along on a shopping trip would be the perfect way to spend a day. While many big-name chain stores do have a "service dogs only" policy, you may be surprised to know a number of them will, in fact, allow you to shop with your shih-tzu or browse with your bulldog.
Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo returns to Conference & Event Center
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 07:00 am
The third annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo is set for Jan. 22-24 at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. The event focuses on fishing and outdoor education and features the Western New York Fishing Academy, a series of more than 120 seminars given by regional experts in their fields.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ABC Digital invite fans to play along and win with 'Official Oscars Challenge'
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 05:30 pm
Now through "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 28, fans can visit challenge.oscar.com and use their individual Facebook accounts to login to "The Official Oscars Challenge" presented by Kohl's.
Federal grant supports formation of new domestic violence high risk team in Erie County
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 03:55 pm
Acting District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced the formation of a domestic violence high-risk team in Erie County. The HRT is funded in part through a grant program authorized by the U.S. Department of Justice's office on violence against women.
Sabres Green Team to hold carbon monoxide detector drive
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team today announced it will partner with the Amanda Hansen Foundation and hold a carbon monoxide detector drive during Saturday's home game against Washington. The effort is a part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness month.
New events, activities offered at WNY Farm Show
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
The Fairgrounds, home of the Erie County Fair, will host the sixth annual WNY Farm Show Feb. 4-6. The event is hosted by the Erie County Agricultural Society, which continuously looks for ways to promote agriculture and education within the community it serves.
FASNY offers tips to New Yorkers: Stay safe in the cold weather
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
After an unusually mild December, winter has finally arrived as icy winds and sub-freezing temperatures blanket much of the Northeast. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York has some helpful advice for New Yorkers withstanding the cold, and how to remain safe in the chilly months ahead.
Nominate a recipient for 11th annual 'Key to the Locks' award
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center and Niagara History Center are seeking nominees for the 11th annual "Key to the Locks" award. This yearly honor recognizes a Niagara County citizen who exemplifies the community spirit or promotes the heritage or preservation of the historic Erie Canal.
Powerball numbers
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:50 am
'I Can See Canaan Land,' NACC 2016 Artists of Color Exhibition, opens
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has announced "I Can See Canaan Land," the 2016 Artists of Color Exhibition, will run Jan. 22 through Feb. 21 in the Main Gallery of the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls.
Heart of Niagara animal rescue adoption event at Walden Galleria
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold an adoption event at Walden Galleria Mall (Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16. Adoptable dogs Devers, Katrina, Snoopy and Tillie are scheduled to be on site.
Academy of Hockey announces spring programing
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
Kevyn Adams, HARBORCENTER vice president and director of the Academy of Hockey, today announced the lineup for the academy's 2016 spring programs.
Sabres: Robin Lehner recalled from conditioning assignment
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Robin Lehner from his conditioning assignment with the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Tops Friendly Markets and Nestle Purina present $10,000 donation to Erie County SPCA
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets, in partnership with Nestle Purina PetCare Company, presented a $10,000 donation to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County on Wednesday. The donation was the result of a joint business effort between Tops and Purina, both long-time supporters of the SPCA.
National Fuel reminds residents to stay safe this winter
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 05:00 pm
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. advises homeowners to be vigilant and pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces and vents throughout the winter season. Snow, ice and extreme cold temperatures can pose a variety of safety and performance issues for heating systems.
Membership set for Niagara County manager search
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
The membership of the Niagara County Manager search committee has been finalized, Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, announced Tuesday afternoon.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service announces more help for student loan borrowers
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
As 2016 unfolds, student loans continue to be a source of angst for many area residents. A report released last week by Generation Progress stated student debt continues to climb and millions more have defaulted, with no solution in sight.
Poloncarz appoints new leadership for Erie County youth services
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the appointment of Paul Kubala to the position of deputy commissioner for youth services.