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Trick-or-treaters be aware of NT's Haunted Harbor
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:00 pm
The North Tonawanda and Tonawanda Youth, Recreation and Parks Departments and the cities' Gateway Committee are sponsoring the annual Haunted Harbor event, set to take place from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Gateway Harbor Park in North Tonawanda.
Town of Niagara: Preliminary budget distributed
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:00 pm
Autumn is the season for pumpkin pie, apple picking and, of course, budget talks.
Tonawandas Chamber celebrates new chapter
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:00 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Inc. held its official ribbon-cutting Sept. 24 for its new location, 254 Sweeny St., North Tonawanda.
Senior leadership and dedication willing Niagara Falls football in a winning direction
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 11:25 am
With five games complete and two remaining, the Niagara Falls High School football team is looking to finish strong and start a run into the sectional playoffs. With a record of 3-2, the Wolverines have put together a surprising season after being predicted to finish near the bottom of the AA North Division.
Identity fraud bilks $16 billion; BBB offers help to prevent falling victim to this incessant crime
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 10:10 am
In 2014, 12.7 million people were victims of identity theft. Data breaches continue to dominate news headlines. As hackers and ID thieves become more sophisticated, the time to know how to protect your identity is now.
Golisano Foundation to honor Ruffolo
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 10:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo has been named one of the first-ever recipients of the Move to Include Award by the Golisano Foundation.
Tops Friendly Markets appoints persons president/COO in planned effort to guide future growth/success
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 10:00 am
As part of a long-term leadership strategy, Tops Friendly Markets has named John Persons, long-time Tops associate and executive, as president and chief operating officer while Frank Curci will continue to actively serve as Tops CEO and board chairman, the company announced earlier this week.
'Adopt' a family in need this holiday season
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 10:00 am
Each year, Community Missions matches more than 150 of Niagara County's neediest families with local businesses, church groups, service organizations and community members. These sponsors "adopt" the family and make holiday wishes comes true.
Schneiderman announces more than $11 million in new funding for statewide foreclosure prevention and relief programs
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 10:00 am
Earlier this week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced $11.5 million in new funding for more than two-dozen legal services organizations statewide to help prevent foreclosures, keep families in their homes, and rebuild communities hit hardest by the housing crash.
Trick-or-treat weekend at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a trick-or-treat weekend. The Halloween-themed event will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Oct. 10-11. It is free for children with regular zoo admission.
Higgins to host service academy night
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins will host Academy Night 2015, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to find out more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.
First Niagara Foundation: $175,000 in grant funding for Western New York youth mentoring programs
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:50 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $1 million in grant funding across its regional footprint to fund youth mentoring programs. Such programs provide young people with vital support, hope, opportunity and the reassurance there are adults who care for them and are willing to help them through life's daily challenges, organizers said.
Buffalo Sabres: New security device to be implemented for 2015-16 season
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday the team will implement the use of walk-through magnetometers as part of an NHL initiative at all entrances to First Niagara Center for the 2015-16 season.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction underway
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres' game-worn jersey auction began yesterday. The bidding is open to anyone at until 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. The jerseys available for auction include various game-worn jerseys from the 2014-15 season, as well as the 2015 Sabres Development Camp jerseys from Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart.
Erie County: Newest public art offering brings colorful greeting to international audience
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The installation used roughly 2,000 shirts that were donated to the AK Public Art Initiative and collected at Buffalo and Erie County Public Library branches throughout Erie County. The shirts are attached at the sleeves, or "hands," suggesting human connection even in absence.
Introducing One Buffalo Premium Ice Cream
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment, in partnership with Perry's Ice Cream, today announced the creation of One Buffalo Premium Ice Cream.
Town of Lewiston unveils 2016 tentative budget
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 04:00 pm
Preliminary discussions got underway this week on the Town of Lewiston's upcoming budget as Finance Officer Martha Blazick unveiled a $15.608 million tentative plan for 2016.
Memorial surgeons perform 650th robotic procedure
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:40 pm
The surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is celebrating another milestone: the successful completion of its 650th robotic-assisted surgery.
Shine on: Restored Old Erie County Hall once again lights up downtown
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo (10th district), Commissioner of the Department of Public Works John Loffredo, and residents to officially "turn on the lights" and celebrate renovations at the restored Old Erie County Hall at 92 Franklin St., Buffalo.
Erie County poverty committee meets to begin work
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by members of the recently formed poverty committee as the group came together for its inaugural meeting as it begins its mission of identifying ways to reduce poverty in Erie County.
Support group gala to benefit breast cancer patients
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:00 pm
Out-of-pocket expenses can pile up quickly for patients dealing with breast cancer. While insurance can help, there are still co-pays to cover, over-the-counter medications to purchase and other costs that aren't covered by insurance plans.
Political drama: Lawmakers boost NT community theater with casino funds
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:00 pm
The Ghostlight Theatre Inc. recently welcomed county lawmakers from North Tonawanda to show them accessibility upgrades that had been made to their theater facility thanks to an infusion of county casino funds.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Opening Weekend' festivities set for Oct. 8, 10, 12
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans for "Opening Weekend," which will take place during the team's first three home games of the 2015-16 season. The three games will feature a wide variety of activities, giveaways and special events for the whole family. Tickets are still available for all three Sabres games during "Opening Weekend."
107th Airlift Wing aircrews complete first solo MQ-9 operational mission
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 06:00 pm
Members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing completed their first MQ-9 operational mission overseas, remotely piloting combat air patrols without the assistance of other Air Force or Air Guard units for the first time last month during a deployment to Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.
BNSME's 20th annual golf tournament donates $10,000 to Junior Achievement of WNY
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 06:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives has announced the proceeds from its 20th annual golf tournament, in the amount of $10,000, were donated to Junior Achievement of WNY.
Artpark announces fall dates for special guest artist presentations
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 05:20 pm
Artpark & Company has announced two special presentations with visiting guest artists followed by a Q&A. Events will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 12 at the DeVeaux Woods Park Conference Center.
Lt. Gov. Hochul visits NU to address 'Enough is Enough' sexual assault legislation
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 05:15 pm
Nineteen percent of women and 6 percent of men in college will be victims of attempted or completed sexual assault in the course of their undergraduate careers, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Justice.
Erie County receives state grant for highway safety program
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 05:15 pm
The Erie County Office of Traffic Safety has announced it was awarded a grant for $18,685 to participate in the New York State Highway Safety Program, a public education initiative working to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths on New York's roads.
Empire State Development announces nearly $6 million in federal funding awarded to support manufacturing statewide
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 05:15 pm
Empire State Development has announced its re-designation as New York's Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center, which includes nearly $6 million in federal funding annually over the next five years in order to support the growth and modernization of New York's manufacturing businesses.
Mission accomplished for Chris Tybor
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 05:15 pm
Lewiston's own Chris Tybor of ChrisFit recently summited Mount Kilimanjaro as part of the "Climb for Alexa 2015" fundraiser for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation. Tybor was the only one in his group to make the summit.
Mother of abducted son to keynote Falls conference
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 05:15 pm
Patty Wetterling, a child welfare advocate whose 11-year-old son was abducted in 1989 by a masked gunman, will keynote the Family Violence Intervention Project's 17th annual "Safe at Home" conference Oct. 22 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
HARBORCENTER announces public art contest
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 05:00 pm
HARBORCENTER today announced a public art contest in which artists are invited to submit designs to be displayed on the northern end of the property.
Village of Lewiston declares second October Monday 'Indigenous Peoples Day'
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 08:50 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees unanimously approved a motion Monday to add an additional designation to Columbus Day. Starting this year, the second October Monday will be known as "Indigenous Peoples Day" to honor the local Native American community.
Sprinkler fitters recruit apprentices
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 11:30 am
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sprinkler Fitters, Local Union 669, will conduct a recruitment drive from Nov. 2 through Oct. 28, 2016, for 20 sprinkler fitter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Lockport CARES Walk to Albany raises $10,000
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 11:30 am
They made it to Albany! The amazing ladies of "Up the Lake," Ruthy Warda and Margaret Brant, safely and successfully walked from Lockport to Albany and returned.
Some Soul Esteem at The Lighthouse
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 11:30 am
Soul Esteem returns to The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Soul Esteem will release their latest CD at this event.
'Like' us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and enter to win gift certificates
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 11:05 am
Do you like what you read each week in the Lewiston-Porter Sentinel, Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune and Island Dispatch? Then "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Decorate a pumpkin, send us a picture, and enter to win
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 11:05 am
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or craziest pumpkin designs can win you one of three great prize packs in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
Tri-Community basket auction set
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 07:00 am
Tri-Community Ambulance, based in Sanborn, will hold its 13th annual basket auction Oct. 11. The event will start at noon and the drawings will begin at 5 p.m. There will be more than 150 baskets/gift certificates to be won. Participants do not need to be present to win.

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