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Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens tickets now on sale
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 and 8 at select addresses in Lewiston and Youngstown. Organizers report six entertaining and cooking spaces will be featured as well as culinary samples created by chefs from area restaurants.
Youngstown Garden Club plant sale, market
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Youngstown Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale and garden market Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the sixth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens. The sale will be held at the Jaguar at the Fort, 110 Main St.
Local Memorial Day observances in Western New York
Fri, May 23rd 2014 09:00 pm
Memorial Day weekend isn't just for things like dragging out the grill or spring planting. It's time to remember those who have fallen protecting this country's freedom.

Among the formal ceremonies and other celebrations planned this weekend are:

Grand Island's Lawn Mower Race returns to raise Relay funds
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:25 pm
The Father's Day Classic Car Show & Lawn Mower Race benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life on Grand Island will be held this year on West River Parkway at Long Road, Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Niagara Catholic celebrates Class of 2014
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's Class of 2014 is proud to announce its end-of-the-year events.
Schneiderman comments on eBay security breach
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement in response to the latest news regarding a security breach at eBay:
Collins introduces Care for our Heroes Act
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
As the nation prepares to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our county this Memorial Day, Congressman Chris Collins has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to ensure all veterans get the end-of-life care they need and deserve.
OMH announces $4 million-plus in grant awards to benefit aging New Yorkers
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
In recognition of Geriatric Mental Health Awareness Week in New York, the Office of Mental Health has announced more than $4 million in grant money has been awarded to community-based programs that offer both physical and behavioral health care services to older adults in Albany, Erie, Franklin, Kings, Nassau, New York, Niagara, Onondaga, Queens and Washington counties.
Higgins presents Private Pernatt with Purple Heart earned during Korean War
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Korean War veteran Eugene "Bob" Pernatt with a Purple Heart and additional military medals he earned 63 years ago during his service in the United States Army.
Traveler advisory for Robert Moses Parkway
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:45 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced the Robert Moses State Parkway northbound exit ramp to NY Route 93 in the Town of Porter is scheduled to be closed to all traffic Monday, June 2, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. This closure is necessary to conduct guiderail replacement. A posted detour route will be in place to direct traffic.
National Missing Children's Day: McGruff, AlertID raise awareness
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Statistics show 800,000 children are reported missing in America each year - more than 2,000 each day. To address this critical issue, The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) and AlertID are teaming up to raise awareness and offer innovative mobile technologies to help protect children.
Historical Association of Lewiston hosts annual meeting
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Join the Historical Association of Lewiston for its annual meeting and a presentation on the Erie Canal Flight of Five. The free event is Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., inside the Barton Hill Hotel, 100 Center St., Lewiston.
Old beer fridge just has to go? Get paid to be rid of it
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
The ubiquitous garage or basement refrigerator that chilled many a summer beverage. The old freezer full of icy bricks of who-knows-what dating back to who-knows-when? They probably seemed like a good idea at one time, but now they pose a substantial burden to your electric bill.
Yellow ribbon helps prevent dog bites
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Have you noticed people walking their dogs with a yellow ribbon tied to the leash? Do you know what these ribbons mean?
Buffalo Zoo gearing up for second annual 'BuffaLoveFest'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:30 pm
Tickets are still available for the second annual "BuffaLoveFest" at the Buffalo Zoo, an event featuring all things "Buffalo."
Military Place site plan given board approval
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
Town of Niagara's new Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso had a baptism by fire at her first regular Town Board meeting Tuesday evening as two groups of residents showed up with angry complaints.
Budweiser Clydesdale to visit Tops Friday
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Try-It Distributing is bringing one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales to DiMino Tops Lewiston on Friday night (May 23). The horse will be appearing in the parking lot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and is available for photos.
ECHDC announces summer 2014 Canalside programming and events schedule
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has launched its 2014 season of summer events and programming at Canalside. This year, Canalside will host more than 1,000 events and activities, including daily activities for kids, fitness, music, history, a new Clinton's Dish menu, festivals and more on Buffalo's waterfront.
NYPA trustees elect Robert F. Lurie as Power Authority's chief financial officer
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:50 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees elected Robert F. Lurie to serve as NYPA's executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the statewide public power utility, which owns and operates 16 power plants and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

Lurie's duties will include forecasting and budgeting, financial planning and controls, managing investment programs and debt, and leading the enterprise risk and physical asset insurance-risk management activities. In addition, he will also oversee NYPA's strategic planning, treasury and controller functions.

'Alice in Wonderland' comes to town
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:30 pm
Don't be late for this very important date! Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "Alice in Wonderland" Sunday, June 1, at Seneca (Bug) Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
Community Missions to honor volunteers and supporters
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:25 pm
On Thursday, May 29, Community Missions Inc. will hold its 22nd annual awards brunch at the LaSalle Yacht Club to honor many of the agency's volunteers and supporters. The event allows the agency to demonstrate its appreciation for the individuals and organizations that help make Community Missions' work possible.
HYDRO hosts 'Drumming for Fun(ds)' at The NACC
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:00 pm
Beginning May 29, Happening, Youthful, Driven... Reinventing Our Niagara Falls is hosting a weekly drum circle to benefit Community Missions.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra names Stefan Sanders associate conductor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:55 pm
Former BPO trombonist Stefan Sanders will move to the front of the orchestra in his new role as associate conductor. He was chosen after a six-month search that brought 10 qualified candidates to Western New York.
Grisanti-sponsored bill to protect children passes New York State Senate
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:40 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced the New York State Senate passed the Protect Our Children Act, a bill he sponsored that would create the new crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Cornerstone CFCU highlights changes at annual meeting
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:15 pm
Members, officials and staff of Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union gathered recently for their annual meeting. The event was held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension building in Lockport.

Board First Vice Chairman Angelo DiMillo presided over the meeting, during which Cornerstone President and CEO Ann M. Hood, Treasurer Edward P. Sandell and Supervisory Committee Chairperson Wm. Keith McNall presented reports.

DiMillo began by discussing the key role Cornerstone CFCU plays in the community by providing financial resources as well supporting dozens of other organizations and fundraisers throughout Niagara County.

Schneiderman announces millions in relief are available to victims of illegal loans by high interest lenders
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced consumers who were charged illegal interest on loans from Western Sky Financial LLC and CashCall Inc. can begin filing claims for refunds, through a fund established by the attorney general's settlement with the companies earlier this year.
Ceretto joins bipartisan push to pass Brittany's Law
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, recently stood alongside a bipartisan coalition of victims' advocates and lawmakers to push for the passage of Brittany's Law, which would create a registry of violent felons in the state.
New York Power Authority undertaking $13 of modernization of visitors centers
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in Western New York, Northern New York and the Northern Catskills, to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
Fans have a chance to be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:45 am
In a special video message from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of "Star Wars: Force for Change," a brand new "Star Wars" initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.
Village of Lewiston taking steps to clean Center Street
Wed, May 21st 2014 01:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has started efforts to spruce up Center Street.

At Monday's Village Board meeting, Marianne Gittermann, chairwoman of the Lewiston Beautification Commission, read a laundry list of chores her group has begun, in cooperation with the village's Department of Public Works.

Niagara County, NTCC ink 3-year tourism promotion deal
Wed, May 21st 2014 11:05 am
Niagara County lawmakers approved a three-year pact Tuesday with the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., the publicly funded tourism promotion agency operated under a joint agreement between the county and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls.
Memorial names Vicki Smith director of women's services
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
Vicki Smith, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, EFM-C, has been appointed director of women's services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Her appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced by Memorial Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Krolewski, RN, BSN.
Memorial Day alert: BBB warns military supporters of possible scams and fake charities
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
May is National Military Appreciation Month, culminating on Memorial Day, which is a time to honor those who have lost their lives in active military service. Unfortunately, it's also become the time of year when scammers target those who serve or have served this nation. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is urging people to be on the lookout for deals that seem too good to be true and for possible fraudulent charities.
Niagara County lawmakers set new tone on contract talks
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
Signaling their impatience with unresolved contract negotiations between the county government and the unions representing county employees, Niagara County lawmakers will instruct the county's negotiating team to begin conducting regular closed-door briefings on the progress of talks.
Higgins announces House passage of bill awarding Gold Medal to Borinqueneers
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced House of Representatives approval of H.R. 1726, a bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers.
Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2014 tournament
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
A prominent pediatrician and a local business executive have been named chairpersons of the 23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic. The annual fundraiser for the medical center is Tuesday, June 3, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel welcomes iconic Budweiser Clydesdales May 25
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:45 pm
The world-famous "gentle giants" will make an appearance in Niagara Falls this Memorial Day weekend. The eight Budweiser Clydesdales, complete with a hitch, carriage and Dalmatian dog, will be available for public viewing and photos outside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25.
HAL speaker to present information on Lockport's Flight of Five restoration
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
It's been a challenging undertaking, but stabilization and restoration efforts are underway for the historic Flight of Five locks in Lockport. On Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., the Historical Association of Lewiston will offer a program about the three generations of Erie Canal development, and the resulting construction, demolition and restoration of three eras of Erie Canal locks designed to enable navigation over Niagara's indomitable escarpment.
Niagara Catholic seeking host families
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking host families for several foreign exchange students from Vietnam, China and the Philippines for the 2014-15 school year. Students from Vietnam and China will come to Niagara Catholic through a program with Niagara University.
Car wash/hot dog sale fundraiser for 'Hurricane Sandy' cleanup
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
The United Baptist-Christian Church of Lewiston is having a car wash and hot dog sale Sunday, May 25, to raise funds to send a group of adults to New Jersey in July to assist in the continued rebuilding of communities affected by "Hurricane Sandy."
 


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