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Town of Grand Island to share assessor
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:45 pm
Town of Grand Island Assessor Judy M. Tafelski will add duties in Tonawanda in an agreement reached between three municipalities and signed Oct. 23 at Grand Island Town Hall.
Future plans aspire for Fairmount Park
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Town of Wheatfield officials broke ground Monday on phase one of the Fairmount Park improvement project, one that will include a new handicapped-accessible bathroom facility and a trail system that will connect sites within the park.
Town of Niagara Board adopts 2016 budget
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
The Town of Niagara board held a public hearing on Oct. 27, where the 2016 $8.49 million budget and plans for local updates and improvements were highlighted.
North Tonawanda purchases new fire truck
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced that a new fire truck has been purchased by the city and is currently being constructed at the Sutphen plant in Amlin, Ohio.
Breaking ground: Sandy Beach shoreline restoration project underway
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Ground was broken at the Sandy Beach Park Club on Monday for a project that will provide a facelift for the beach.
Youngstown Library Friends fall book sale Nov. 5-7
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:15 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host a fall book sale next weekend at the Youngtown Village Center gym, 240 Lockport St. The book sale will also feature a "Cat in the Hat"-themed story and craft time at 11 a.m. Saturday, when The Cat himself will visit with the children.
'Morning Sun' actors Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi loving Lewiston, digging film experience
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Director Tony Glazer and "Morning Sun" producer Summer Crockett Moore weren't the only crew members to fall in love with Lewiston. Three of the film's stars - Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi - each said Lewiston is, indeed, a special destination.
Brochey calling it quits in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Come Wednesday, Nov. 11, Dennis Brochey will officially be calling it quits as Town of Lewiston supervisor.
More than a bowling alley: Lewiston Event Center welcomes golf, Bills, Sabres, food enthusiasts
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center - formerly Frontier Lanes - is so much more than tenpin.
Lance Henriksen talks 'Morning Sun,' working in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 07:15 pm
Iconic film actor Lance Henriksen has appeared in more than 200 films, including "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Pumpkinhead," "Hard Target" and "Scream III." He also starred in the critically acclaimed FOX series "Millennium," where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrated by OUN and Falls Sam's Club
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:50 am
As part of their continuing commitment to the community, Sam's Clubs across the country hosted "Disability Mentoring Days" in celebration of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Niagara University welcomes Disney Institute to Niagara Falls
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, "Disney's Approach to Business Excellence," to Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute in downtown Niagara Falls.
Sabres, New Wave Energy renew partnership
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
In a long-term arrangement, the Buffalo Sabres have once again tapped local energy firm New Wave Energy to be "The Power Behind the Buffalo Sabres."
Ortt delivers $50,000 to Orleans/Niagara BOCES
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt presented a ceremonial check to Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services Thursday in the amount of $50,000.
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K raise over $90,000 for Niagara Hospice
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:30 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K Race Director Paul Beatty Jr., along with members of his race committee, recently presented Niagara Hospice with a check for $94,472.14.
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter want Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to be new home for KC-135 mission
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:25 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins, Chris Collins and Louise Slaughter are urging the United States Air Force to consider the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station as a new base for operation of the KC-135 mission.
Erie County, partners announce expansion of mental health services in Buffalo Public Schools
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:25 pm
Fifteen new clinics will be opening across the Buffalo school system this fall, bringing the total number of schools that now provide students access to mental health services to 42.
New exhibit and lecture series at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 09:35 am
"Plastic Waters," a thought-provoking and engrossing exhibit on loan to the Aquarium of Niagara from the 5 Gyres Institute, debuts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Erie County: Poloncarz, former county executives publicly unveil paintings
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by former Erie County executives Ed Rutkowski, Dennis Gorski and Joel Giambra and relatives of former Erie County Executive B. John Tutuska for the public unveiling of six life-sized portraits painted by local artist Mary Smith that showcase the individuals who served as Erie County's first six county executives.
Niagara University ROTC program places in top 20 percent on Order of Merit List
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:50 pm
The ROTC program at Niagara University continues to prove why it's considered one of the best in the nation.
Kalos Health approved for expansion of MLTC services
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:40 pm
Kalos Health, a managed long-term-care program providing care coordination for Medicaid recipients diagnosed with a chronic illness, has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to expand services from Erie and Niagara counties to Orleans, Genesee and Chautauqua counties.
Higgins and Hanna introduce bill aimed at shedding light on the benefits of solar net metering
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:35 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Richard Hanna (NY-22) introduced legislation targeted at providing critical data on the benefits of solar net metering.
Buffalo Philharmonic honors WNY veterans with concert at Riviera Theatre
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is giving back to veterans, their families and the community with a free concert at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. This free event is made possible thanks to the generosity of restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore.
'The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration' returns to FOX this Thanksgiving
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 04:00 pm
Actress, producer and animal advocate Hilary Swank and Michael Levitt are re-teaming with FOX to executive-produce the second annual "The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration," a one-of-a-kind event celebrating America's rescue dogs. The special airs Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 26 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
DEC announces improved free fishing opportunities across New York
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:45 pm
New York has held more than 350 free fishing clinics across the state in the past two years in an effort to expose people of all ages and backgrounds to the sport, Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced recently.
WNY Civic Hackathon announces winners
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:45 pm
WNY Civic Hackathon, powered by AT&T, hosted its demo and judging event Friday evening at the University at Buffalo North Campus. The six finalists presented and demoed their civic apps to a panel of tech judges for the opportunity to win one of the cash prizes totaling $3,500.
Ortt secures $185,000 to bring Dwyer Peer Support Program to Niagara County
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:25 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, chairman of the Senate committee on mental health and member of the committee on veterans, homeland security and military affairs, today announced he secured $185,000 to implement the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program in Niagara County.
BBB's top three ways to avoid Medicare open enrollment fraud
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:25 pm
Medicare open enrollment season is here and, while it's hard to miss the advertising, those who may be looking to make a change could be misled or even taken advantage of. In New York, more than 3 million Medicare beneficiaries have the chance to change their Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans until Dec. 7.
Turn the clocks back; turn your safety forward
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:25 pm
It's that time of the year again: On Nov. 1, daylight saving time comes to an end and we "fall back" one hour. It's the perfect time to make sure all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in proper working condition.
Gift wrap volunteers needed
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 12:35 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at its Gift Wrap Booth this holiday season.
Pro Shepherd crowned winner of fifth Buffalo Startup Weekend
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Pro Shepherd was crowned the winner from the fifth iteration of Buffalo Startup Weekend, held at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus' d!g center. It beat out seven other teams for the top prize.
Corporate performers band together to support Give for Greatness
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Inspired by events of its kind in other cities, the first "Battle of the Corporate Bands" in Buffalo will feature corporate sponsors and their competing bands of the most unlikely musicians - such as bankers, PR executives, accountants, lawyers, software engineers and others.
Niagara University inks memorandum of understanding with Niagara College
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Niagara University and Niagara College (Ontario, Canada) held a signing ceremony Oct. 16 to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding.
Collins holds posthumous medal ceremony for U.S. Army Capt. Alton J. Loysen
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Over the weekend, Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after holding a posthumous medal ceremony for U.S. Army Capt. Alton J. Loysen, who served this nation in World War II. At a recent ceremony, Collins presented medals to Loysen's wife of 63 years, Antoinette, recognizing his honorable service.
Niagara Catholic hosts annual craft show
Sat, Oct 24th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School will host its third annual vendor and craft show from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the school, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is free.
Tonawandas Chamber to install officers
Sat, Oct 24th 2015 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas has announced its upcoming annual dinner and installation of officers.
Lewiston Road paving scheduled to begin Wednesday
Sat, Oct 24th 2015 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Transportation has informed NFP paving is scheduled to begin on Route 104 (Lewiston Road) Wednesday and be completed by the end of the day on Saturday, Oct. 31.
'Morning Sun': Lewiston mayor is a movie star
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:15 pm
Mayor Terry Collesano filmed a scene Monday for "Morning Sun," the Choice Films production shooting in the Village of Lewiston. While we won't give away any spoiler information, we can say director Tony Glazer was shocked at how well Collesano performed.
'Morning Sun' starlet needs a home
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:10 pm
Phyllis, an adorable, sweet-natured Shih-Tzu mix, got her big break when she was noticed by the Choice Films crew while they were scouting potential locations recently for the movie "Morning Sun."
Greater Niagara Ballet Company presents annual 'Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 05:00 pm
Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center will be transformed into a magical wonderland Sunday, Nov. 8, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. once again presents its "Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy."