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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.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy recognizes Lockport Scout
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 11:00 pm
Boy Scout Connor Wells of Lockport recently completed his community project to achieve the Eagle Scout rank by constructing and donating 10 custom-made, wheelchair accessible picnic tables for the residents at many of the group homes operated by Niagara Cerebral Palsy.
Mural work is artist's 'Thank you' to Grand Island
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:25 pm
Terry Klaaren lived on Grand Island for only three years, but his time here was an integral part of his life.
Lewiston Police Department 'show of force' at Red Brick as Village of Lewiston considers cuts
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 08:00 am
Discord between the Village of Lewiston, the Lewiston Police Department and the Town of Lewiston escalated to new heights Thursday.
'Domstock' benefits Hospice
Thu, Oct 4th 2012 05:00 pm
All Metal Works in Gasport recently held its fourth annual "Domstock" barbecue and concert fundraiser. The event raised $11,000 for Niagara Hospice.
SPCA of Niagara: Change continues
Thu, Oct 4th 2012 03:15 pm
"He's the boss," said Andrew Bell, indicating the black and white cat sprawled on the desk at the SPCA of Niagara.

As Bell sat behind his new desk, Sam the cat regally accepted a scratch behind the ears and spread out bonelessly claiming more territory. Sam, after all, came to the SPCA first. Bell just started his new job as executive director on Oct. 1.

'Big Bad Wolf' at Artpark
Wed, Oct 3rd 2012 02:05 pm
The acclaimed Dallas Children's Theater will bring its national touring production of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!" to the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston on May 22, 2013.
Roswell Park to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month with educational events, fundraisers
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 05:35 pm
Currently, one in eight U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease this year. But thanks to increased early detection and treatment advances, the mortality rate for cancer has dropped 30 percent in the past two decades.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center plans health care conference for women
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 04:25 pm
For the fifth consecutive year, Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host "A Conference on Healthcare for Women" to raise awareness among women in the local community on a wide array of issues and actions that can help improve their health.
Dyster, Freund, Guariglia, Layden, Spanbauer honored at Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 10:20 am
5 individuals were honored during NU's Vincentian Heritage Convocation. The event, which takes place during Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the contributions of employees, alumni and community leaders.