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IsleView Fine Wines & Spirits holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:30 pm
When Tom Corrao and Jim Atkinson named their new business IsleView Fine Wines & Spirits, they really meant isle view.
Kaegebein Playground groundbreaking eyed for September
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:30 pm
The Kaegebein Playground Committee has reached its funding goal to build a new playground at the elementary school.
Lewiston Town Board tables final plat for French Landing
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 10:30 am
The Lewiston Town Board listened, deliberated and, following hesitation, acted on the French Landing subdivision eyed for the east side of Lower River Road in northern Lewiston. The Town Board opted to table its approval of a final plat planned for the project.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Island residents alerted about car break-ins
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:20 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced a special alert for the residents of Grand Island following a recent string of vehicle break-ins.
Grand Island: Gus Macker hoops tourney this weekend
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:15 pm
Corey McGowan is encouraging all Islanders, especially anyone who has opposed this weekend's Gus Macker Tournament, to come out and see what the fun-filled, family-oriented event is all about.
Project H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:25 pm
Jesse Gooch of Painters Plus, a crew from the company, a group of North Tonawanda officials and other volunteers gathered Saturday morning to power-wash, prime and paint the home of Michael O'Connor of Chipmann Place, North Tonawanda.
A partnership for the future: Nitro Martial Arts opens adjacent to Project Future WNY
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:20 pm
For David Prenatt, martial arts gave him everything.
Next stop: St. Stephen School!
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:15 pm
St. Stephen School will debut its first school bus, which officials say will allow the school to enhance both curriculum and enrollment.
An anniversary, a new home: Dale Association to celebrate new location, mark 15 years in NT
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
For more than 60 decades, The Dale Association has helped the older residents of Niagara County ... and for the past 15 years, North Tonawanda has been the primary home to its efforts to provide mental health services to all adults.
Pipeline plans concern Wheatfield residents
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
For months now, residents in Pendleton have grown increasingly concerned about National Fuel's plans to build a pipeline and compressor station in the town. But now, those concerns have crept across the border into Wheatfield.
Lewiston: Previte named new chief of police
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 09:20 pm
The Town of Lewiston has a new police chief.
Silver Comet: A shining star to roller coaster enthusiasts
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Martin's Fantasy Island received a big "Fun? Wow!" from a large group of roller coaster aficionados last weekend.
Lewiston: Amidst complaints, jet boat companies look to appease residents
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:00 pm
Village of Lewiston waterfront residents filled the Red Brick Municipal Building boardroom Monday, asking trustees to enact a speed limit curtailing wake left by passing jet boats.
Grand Island residents blast proposed local law at hearing
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:10 am
A draft local law on amending R-2 zoning district regulations, inspired by the opposition to Lighthouse Pointe project, was lambasted by residents at a public hearing Monday during a Grand Island Town Board meeting.
Pieces of the Past: Porter Historical Society Museum
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society Museum is just four rooms (and their connected hallways), but there's a lot of history packed into those walls.
Coptic Orthodox Church opens doors
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
It started as a way to welcome the surrounding community and educate the public on the history and traditions of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
'Hands On' to clean up a city street
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
North Tonawanda's Oliver Street has a wealth of history as a business district, a melting pot and a home to many of the city's notable organizations.
Helping with H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
Michael O'Connor is a survivor.
Town of Niagara: Residents air development concerns
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
The possibility of new neighbors in the Town of Niagara has some nearby residents concerns. Several Sweet Home Road residents spoke up at Tuesday's Town Board meeting about worries ranging from water to noise to taxes to traffic and even asbestos.
A Taste of East Aurora: Savory Scoops stops by a sweet and savory one-stop café
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:35 pm
Nestled in the quaint historic Village of East Aurora is a café that has the community buzzing.
Savory Scoops: El Cubilete feeds Mexican fix
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:25 pm
El Cubilete is the newest Mexican restaurant in Niagara Falls, and it is hot! Located at 9400 Niagara Falls Blvd., this cantina opened in November and has steadily grown in popularity over the months.
Peach Queen contestants meet judges, WKBW reporter Desiree Wiley
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 10:05 am
The Peach Queen court assembled Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club for the annual scholarship pageant dinner, to meet this year's judges, and to receive life lessons from WKBW-TV reporter and current Miss Buffalo Desiree Wiley.
Town of Lewiston Board approves paving
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:55 am
With Supervisor Dennis Brochey motorcycling out on Route 66 to Vegas, and Councilwoman Beth Ceretto absent too, the Lewiston Town Board carried on Monday with a number of lower-key but newsworthy matters.
GIHS artists get out of a jam and win Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:35 am
Despite getting caught in a traffic jam at the North Grand Island Bridge and starting later than their counterparts, Grand Island High School students won two top awards at the Chalk Walk competition during Saturday's Lewiston Art Festival.
NT girl to sing at Carnegie Hall
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:20 am
Alyssa Marella has been singing since she was old enough to talk. Come December, the North Tonawanda girl will perform in one of the country's most prestigious venues: New York City's Carnegie Hall.
Wheatfield Family Picnic returns - with a fine, feathered guest
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:00 am
A decades-long tradition will continue Aug. 23, when the Wheatfield Family Picnic takes place at Fairmount Park on Nash Road.
Rickey Medlocke: Lynyrd Skynyrd will entertain Artpark audience with timeless rock songs
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 08:25 pm
Some folks like to say Lynyrd Skynyrd broke Artpark - but in a good way.
Village of Lewiston: Public pressures Planning Board over proposed Paladino plaza (site photos included)
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 11:35 am
Nearly 75 Village of Lewiston business owners and residents made it clear Monday they are not in favor of Ellicott Development's latest proposal to build a plaza across 4.1 acres of land on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Shedding light on a mystery: Answers sought on origin of Buffalo Launch Club beacon
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club lighthouse, an iconic and much-admired landmark along the East River, has become a history mystery.
49th annual Lewiston Art Festival Winners
Sun, Aug 9th 2015 09:45 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced the winners of this year's Lewiston Art Festival.
Trinity United Methodist Church flock welcomes new shepherd
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 02:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church has welcomed a new pastor this summer whose spiritual travels have taken him from across the globe to the Island, and from the laboratory to the pulpit.
Island Ship Center earns UPS designation
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
Fahim Mojawalla firmly believes in the four "P"s: passion, patience, persistence and politeness.
Helping hands for McMahon's
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
It's the small white diner at 1849 Grand Island Blvd., the one with the lighthouse out front.
Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara swim into Youngstown
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
The first Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara takes over Youngstown's Main Street starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
Creativity, fun abound at 2015 Great Contraption Race
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
The second annual Great Contraption Race, held last Saturday in the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown, may have been slow in its development over past months. But once under way, this unique race event held to benefit the educational and outreach programs of the It Happen to Alexa Foundation - much like the vessels mastering the river's waters - managed to overcome its growing pains quite well.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board expects Paladino plan update Monday
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Ellicott Development is on Monday's Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation/Planning Commission agenda. CEO William Paladino requested a place on the program in a recent letter to the Planning Board.
A healing journey: Cancer survivor Zdenka Gast walks 500 miles in 29-day pilgrimage
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Zdenka Gast just recently finished walking 500 miles in only 29 days. Yet less than a year ago, the Grand Island resident was so weak from cancer treatments that she could barely get off the couch, her family said.
Fair days: Young Niagara County Fair exhibitors take pride in their animals, projects
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:15 pm
It was a calm, sunny morning Friday at the Niagara County Fairgrounds - except in the Coliseum, where a flurry of activity was underway.
Billoni: Buffalo Bills prepare for season
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:00 pm
Rex Ryan, the Bills' new, larger-than-life, rock star head coach - clearly a "player's coach" - is why the stands and party areas were filled to capacity, and fans were standing five-deep in the endzone watching every play during this early workout session.
The English Beat to headline Spirit of the 80's
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:50 pm
When the ska revival band The English Beat takes the stage at Academy Park Saturday night, you may find you enjoy them even more than you remember.