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Shedding light on a mystery: Answers sought on origin of Buffalo Launch Club beacon
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club lighthouse, an iconic and much-admired landmark along the East River, has become a history mystery.
49th annual Lewiston Art Festival Winners
Sun, Aug 9th 2015 09:45 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced the winners of this year's Lewiston Art Festival.
Attempt to locate Amber D. Merrell
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 06:15 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau has issued a request for assistance in locating Amber D. Merrell, a 37-year-old white female who was last seen at her residence on or about the 16th of July. It is unknown what items of clothing Amber may have been wearing at the time that she went missing.
Trinity United Methodist Church flock welcomes new shepherd
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 02:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church has welcomed a new pastor this summer whose spiritual travels have taken him from across the globe to the Island, and from the laboratory to the pulpit.
Helping hands for McMahon's
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
It's the small white diner at 1849 Grand Island Blvd., the one with the lighthouse out front.
GI Rotary Club serving locally, regionally, internationally
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
On the Island, across the river and around the world, the success of the Rotary Club is due to cooperative action among local members and between clubs in the region and abroad.
A healing journey: Cancer survivor Zdenka Gast walks 500 miles in 29-day pilgrimage
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Zdenka Gast just recently finished walking 500 miles in only 29 days. Yet less than a year ago, the Grand Island resident was so weak from cancer treatments that she could barely get off the couch, her family said.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board expects Paladino plan update Monday
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Ellicott Development is on Monday's Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation/Planning Commission agenda. CEO William Paladino requested a place on the program in a recent letter to the Planning Board.
Creativity, fun abound at 2015 Great Contraption Race
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
The second annual Great Contraption Race, held last Saturday in the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown, may have been slow in its development over past months. But once under way, this unique race event held to benefit the educational and outreach programs of the It Happen to Alexa Foundation - much like the vessels mastering the river's waters - managed to overcome its growing pains quite well.
Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara swim into Youngstown
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
The first Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara takes over Youngstown's Main Street starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
10th annual Newfane Bike Night Friday
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Rev, rev; vroom, vroom - the bikes are gearing up.
Going to the pugs
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 06:55 am
On Saturday, Aug. 1, the fourth annual Pug Picnic took place in the Village of Youngstown.
Fair days: Young Niagara County Fair exhibitors take pride in their animals, projects
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:15 pm
It was a calm, sunny morning Friday at the Niagara County Fairgrounds - except in the Coliseum, where a flurry of activity was underway.
Kristy and Robert A. Minicucci Sr. to be honored at Mount St. Mary's Foundation's 16th annual Good Works Gala, 'Phantom of the Opera'
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:10 pm
Kristy and Robert A. Minicucci Sr. of Youngstown will be honored at the 16th annual Good Works Gala, titled "Phantom of the Opera," and benefitting the Mount St. Mary's Foundation.
Billoni: Buffalo Bills prepare for season
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:00 pm
Rex Ryan, the Bills' new, larger-than-life, rock star head coach - clearly a "player's coach" - is why the stands and party areas were filled to capacity, and fans were standing five-deep in the endzone watching every play during this early workout session.
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.