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Grand Island: Second Island Tim Hortons opens, more locations eyed
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:00 pm
Tim Hortons opened a second restaurant on Grand Island Thursday morning with hopes for adding a third or even a fourth.
Dunkin' Donuts announces partnership with U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program in Western New York
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 05:55 pm
Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, every-day stop for coffee and baked goods, will show its support for one of America's most iconic holiday toy collection drives this November through a first-time partnership in Western New York with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program.
Brown Electric unveils newly constructed headquarters
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 05:15 pm
Brown Electric, an industrial and commercial contractor that provides electrical services throughout Western New York, on Friday unveiled its newly constructed 8,500-square-foot facility at 6421 Campbell Blvd., in the Town of Pendleton.
NU expert-in-residence presents during Global Tourism Economy Forum in China
Thu, Nov 1st 2012 04:00 pm
Eddie Friel, expert-in-residence in Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, served as a keynote speaker during the inaugural Global Tourism Economy Forum, held Sept. 9-11 in Macau, China.
NFP pumpkin contest entries
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 11:25 am
Check out the entries in our pumpkin contest -- and don't forget to enter for a chance to win some great prizes.
Disney to acquire Lucasfilm LTD; 'Star Wars: Episode VII' targeted for 2015
Tue, Oct 30th 2012 05:05 pm
Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises.
Artpark reviews 2012 season, welcomes new chairman and directors
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Artpark & Company annual meeting was held Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club to confirm the re-election of officers, new directors and chairman of the board.
Lewiston: New location, new month for Relay For Life
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
VIDEO: Some big changes are in store for the Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara event in 2013.
Tickets on sale for eighth annual Lewiston Tour of Homes
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are on sale for its eighth annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at select addresses in Lewiston.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life doubles recruitment effort
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:45 pm
Changes are in store for the 2013 Grand Island Relay For Life, but two things remain constants: getting in touch with survivors, and developing new teams and volunteers for committees.
Gearing up for 60th celebration of Kaegebein
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:25 pm
Former administrators, teachers, staff and students are invited to celebrate the 60th anniversary of William Kaegebein Elementary School.

The festivities will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. in the Kaegebein gym. Also, an evening celebration is being planned from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. for those who are unable to attend the morning ceremony.

Holiday Inn goes for $4.4 million
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:20 pm
A hospitality company in the United Arab Emirates was the high bidder for the Holiday Inn Grand Island this week.

Byblos Hospitality Group of Dubai and several local investors teamed to bid $4.4 million for the property.

Blackbird Asset Services of Williamsville with Tulsa, Okla.-based AmeriBid conducted the bank-owned hotel auction of the Holiday Inn Grand Island on Oct. 24.

"The hotel is running close to full occupancy most nights, and we expect that to continue right through our sale process and into new ownership," noted Stephen Karbelk, co-chairman of AmeriBid LLC. "This is an awesome opportunity for an investor to pick up a full service hotel that's running really well."

Buffalo Niagara International Airport set to begin $8 million parking expansion
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 05:45 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council and The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced Thursday that Phase I of an $8.09 million improvement project to expand the Long Term B parking lot at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport by 1,000 spaces is ready to move forward.
Lewiston: Reservoir State Park boasts new look
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Tuesday marked the completion of a $6 million upgrade at Reservoir State Park in the Town of Lewiston and Town of Niagara at a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
Niagara USA recreates 'Niagara' in anniversary package
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 07:00 am
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the movie "Niagara," starring Marilyn Monroe by experiencing some of the best Niagara Falls attractions from the film.
Hyde Park businesses, NFMMC team up to fight cancer
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 06:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Hyde Park Business & Professional Association teamed up to turn Niagara Falls pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Western New York Heritage presents 'The War of 1812: Volume 1'
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 03:35 pm
Western New York Heritage Press, the not-for-profit publisher of Western New York Heritage magazine, has just released the first volume in its series of three annuals, commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Fred Jackson on loss to Titans: 'That one burns'
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 03:35 pm
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson told Bob Koshinski of his team's 35-34 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, "that one burns." Jackson made those comments Monday during the live broadcast of his WBBZ-TV program, "The Fred Jackson Show."
Beauty and the beast
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications' Skip Mazenauer, publisher of the Sentinel, poses with Casa Antica manager Robert Herman, chef Charlie Soldano and the "Casa Girls" outside of the Italian restaurant.
Town Hall meeting
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a "Business Blender" Thursday at Town Hall, the Village of Lewiston's newest Center Street restaurant.
Lewiston Council on the Arts awarded $3,000 grant
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts was awarded a $3,000 implementation grant for "Tuscarora Bead Work from 1812 to Present" from the New York Council for the Humanities. The money will fund a binational exhibit of Native American beadwork from the Tuscarora Reservation in Lewiston and the Six Nations Reservation in Ontario, Canada, to be held during Native American Heritage Month (November).
Johnson, Lieberman, Schweitzer honored during Niagara University convocation
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 10:15 am
Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management held its 12th annual convocation Thursday, Oct. 18, in the university's Alumni Chapel. Sponsored by the Maid of the Mist Corp., the convocation is the college's showcase event.
Promoting fire safety
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:00 am
October is Fire Prevention Month and volunteer firefighters in the Niagara-Wheatfield area have been busy, not only protecting the community, but holding open houses and special programs.
WNY Heroes takes off from Buffalo
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 07:10 pm
Twenty-five World War II veterans from Western New York were flown to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II Memorial and other area monuments and memorials. None of them had yet visited the memorial dedicated to the war they helped win.
Maid of the Mist goes 'pink' in support of breast cancer awareness
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 07:00 am
Maid of the Mist patrons will sport pink ponchos the weekend of Oct. 19-21, part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
CAO Parent Engagement Conference welcomes Tim King to Buffalo
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 02:15 pm
The Community Action Organization of Erie County Inc. will present its 2012 Parent Engagement Conference on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Burgard Vocational High School, 400 Kensington Ave., Buffalo.
Niagara University to honor Brown, Castellani families at President's Scholarship Dinner
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 02:10 pm
Two families with longstanding ties to the Buffalo-Niagara region will be honored during Niagara University's President's Scholarship Dinner, set for Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center.
Old Falls Street hosts 'Monster Mash Breakfast' Oct. 27
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 02:10 pm
"Vampires and witches and ghosts, oh my!" It's time for Old Falls Street's third annual "Monster Mash Breakfast," a Halloween-themed breakfast for costumed children ages 12 and under, on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Our Lady Peace to perform at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 02:05 pm
"Rock Radio" 103.3-FM "The Edge" presents Our Lady Peace at the Rapids Theatre on Friday, Nov. 23. Doors open at 6:30 for 7:30 p.m., all-ages event.
Lewiston Police Department-Village of Lewiston stalemate over funding continues
Sat, Oct 13th 2012 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday. The Lewiston Police Department is not on the agenda, but the LPD-village stalemate over funding is on the minds of many.
Restaino challenges Ceretto's 'campaign of personal destruction'
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 08:35 pm
New York State Assembly Candidate Bob Restaino, D-Niagara Falls, held a press conference Thursday to refute what he called negative campaigning tactics by his opponent, Assemblyman John Ceretto. Restaino predicted voters will reject what he called his opponent's "filthy character assassinations."
Wheatfield: Goodman's still in the family, bright with fall colors
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 02:00 pm
It started in the late 1970s in an old pickup truck parked on the side of the road. Sisters Ann and Mary Jo Goodman would drive up from their parent's farm in Wilson and sell produce roadside at the same Wheatfield location, which now houses Goodman's Farm Market.
'Big or Small Save Them All' breast cancer event
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 12:40 pm
Join the Pizazz Hair Salon in supporting the fight against breast cancer from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at 8962 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Fire companies visit St. John
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 12:30 pm
St. Johnsburg and Adam's volunteer fire companies visited St. John Lutheran School recently to promote Fire Safety Month. Students were reminded of some key fire safety tips such as stop, drop and roll, practicing home fire drills, and to never hide when there is a fire.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves application for assistance for Hotel Niagara
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 08:50 am
On Wednesday, the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approved an application for assistance submitted at its September board meeting by JSK International Corp., the company that is restoring the historic Hotel Niagara in Niagara Falls.

In other business, the NCIDA board of directors approved the agency's 2013 budget.

Going orange
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 08:50 am
October means pumpkins, and there's plenty of local spots to pick out the perfect specimen for carving or decorating.
Jim Kelly says he will 'do everything in his power to keep the Bills in Buffalo' on WBBZ-TV
Wed, Oct 10th 2012 07:00 am
Former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly appeared on WBBZ-TV's "Sports Rap-Up" Tuesday night. When host Bob Koshinski asked about his role in keeping the Bills in Buffalo when ownership changes hands, Kelly did not mince words.
Delta Air Lines' top sales agents from across the globe descend on Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 9th 2012 07:25 pm
VIDEO: Delta Air Lines is holding its Africa/Middle East sales conference this week in Niagara Falls, USA, at the Sheraton at the Falls. The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has welcomed 75 of Delta's top general sales agents from Africa and the Middle East, plus Delta executives.
Unprecedented 'Battle of Queenston Heights' includes cannon bombardment of Canada
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 07:00 am
The 100th anniversary of the War of 1812 was celebrated with a plaque installation in front of Barton Hill.

The 200th anniversary will be slightly more grandiose.

Niagara County History Center readies for Oktoberfest
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 11:05 pm
The Niagara County History Center will celebrate the region's German heritage with its second annual Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Olcott Fire Hall, 1619 Lockport-Olcott Road.