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The Miz talks WWE 'Tribute to the Troops' special
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 08:00 pm
In the spirit of Bob Hope, the WWE has staged a holiday program for U.S. troops for more than a decade. The WWE's "Tribute to the Troops" airs tonight at 8 p.m. on the USA Network, and again Saturday on NBC.
NOCO's major expansion offers Islanders more
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Demolition of the NOCO kiosk at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road is nearly complete, and its bigger replacement is open for business.
Grand Island Central School District: McDow hired as assistant superintendent for school business, finance
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:55 pm
At its meeting Monday, Dec.8, the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Robert McDow as the assistant superintendent for school business and finance.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island: A unique, lasting, Island institution
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
It was the fall of 1973 when the secretary to an Island company manager came to her boss in tears.
Grand Island Board of Education: New assistant superintendent approved
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
At its Monday evening meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education approved a new business official in the district.
Kaegebein Elementary School: 'Yes Virginia' to open in new auditorium Dec. 18, 19
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Kaegebein Elementary School will soon present a holiday play sure to make glad the heart of childhood.
Interview: 'Sharknado' stars Ian Ziering, Vivica A. Fox topline next 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 02:55 pm
Ian Ziering and Vivica A. Fox, stars of Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One," will compete in Donald Trump's reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice," tackling various challenges and raising money for charity.
Lewiston: George Osborne to retire as president of Artpark & Company
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 12:30 pm
George Osborne announced today he will retire as president in October of 2015.
SPCA holds holiday party
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Dogs were barking up the right tree at the Niagara County SPCA's fourth annual holiday party, held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Elk's Lodge in the Town of Niagara.
St. Peter's kindergarten teacher Calandrelli receives Buffalo Diocese award created by Tim Russert
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 09:00 am
Linda Calandrelli is the 2015 recipient of the Sister Lucille Socciarelli-Father Joe Sturm Award, also known as the "Making a Difference Award."
IRS telephone scams hitting home
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 08:00 am
Lewiston Police reported this week that area residents have become the latest victims of an IRS telephone scam that's been sweeping the country for months.
Getting to know Jane's Café Express
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 08:00 am
Lewiston residents have quietly, and steadfastly, made Jane's Café Express a rousing success.
Lewiston closes Joe Davis Park access road for winter
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 07:00 am
A sure sign of winter appeared before the latest snow falls this week, as Town of Lewiston officials again moved Monday to shut down the popular Joseph Davis Park access road between Pletcher Road and River Road.
Cobblestone scoping session draws out unhappy residents
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 04:00 pm
Residents of Errick Road and Lemke Drive were vocal in their concerns about a nearby Rosal Homes development last Wednesday at the public scoping session on Cobblestone Creek, held at Town Hall.
Quasar files suit against Wheatfield
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 03:50 pm
Sustainable BioElectric, the Wheatfield branch of Quasar Energy Group of Ohio, has filed an Article 78 lawsuit in Erie County Civil Supreme Court against the Town of Wheatfield over the town's biosolids law.
Town of Wheatfield: Traffic issues brought up in light of hit-and-run
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 03:50 pm
After the death of Ryan Fischer, the 16-year-old killed in a hit-and-run on Krueger Road last month, concerned citizens addressed Wheatfield's Town Board Monday to share their fears about traffic safety issues in the town.
Sherlock investigates a Christmas case
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 03:45 pm
As Sherlock Holmes would say, "It's elementary."
Islanders, Jickster work to aid Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 07:00 am
A pair of Grand Island residents assisted DJ Jickster of 97 Rock during his record-setting ninth annual "Rock Out Hunger" to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Niagara-Wheatfield passes Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 06:10 pm
After a three-hour meeting that, at times, became contentious, the Niagara-Wheatfield School Board voted Wednesday night to approve the Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption at the lowest level.
Grand Island Town Board: Opponents of Lighthouse Pointe pack Town Hall for public hearing
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:20 am
A standing-room-only crowd of residents turned out to Grand Island Town Hall Monday to voice opposition to the Lighthouse Pointe project.
Niagara Now: Christmas around Niagara County
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 04:35 pm
The holiday season is in full swing and whether you're looking to see lights, watch history come alive, or discover Niagara Falls via a cozy carriage ride, Niagara USA is brimming with activities to keep you entertained until Santa comes down the chimney.
Christmas Walk fills Center Street with merriment
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 10:30 pm
Lewiston's Christmas Walk weekend kicked off Saturday in the village. The annual event included breakfast with Santa, Santa parading down Center Street in a holiday float, characters from Disney's "Frozen," a holiday market, a petting zoo, gingerbread house workshops, karaoke and the annual tour of homes.
Youngstown Christmas in the Village a community celebration
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 10:00 am
The fifth annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village, presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Recreation Department and the Youngstown Business and Professional Association, takes place next from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.
Village of Lewiston appoints DeVantier zoning officer
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 09:00 am
Following an executive session Monday, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees appointed a new zoning officer. Town of Lewiston resident Edward DeVantier was selected to replace Harry Wright, who was not reappointed this summer.
Youngstown artist Robert Russell at Mug and Musket
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 07:00 am
Some artists find inspiration in the bond they share with family and friends. Some draw on moments of solitude while others derive inspiration from the beauty in natural settings. Robert Russell's artistic expression is an awareness of all of these forces and one more - a positive outlook on life.
Brochey meets with Artpark board
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston-Artpark funding stalemate continues.
Records broken at Wheatfield's first powerlifting competition
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Wheatfield's first ever powerlifting competition probably won't be its last, judging by the warm reception at last month's championship.
Community Missions: Auto service business makes holidays brighter for needy
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
There will be extra toys for kids and food for families seeking assistance at Community Missions this Christmas if Town of Niagara businessman Mike Nash and his family have anything to say about it.
'Black Friday' draws crowds to Fashion Outlets
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 04:00 pm
While national analyses report "Black Friday" shopping decreased by 11 percent this year, the Fashion Outlets mall in the Town of Niagara said it was happy with the turnout it saw last weekend.
Steve Miller hits mark at Seneca Niagara
Sat, Nov 29th 2014 12:15 pm
It was a jam-packed house at the Seneca Niagara Event Center Nov. 21 when the Steve Miller Band took the stage. There was no opening band, and Steve and his bandmates came out onto the stage ready to entertain the audience for a solid two hours of flawless music.
Village of Lewiston, Paladino working toward plaza compromise
Sat, Nov 29th 2014 07:15 am
Reconfiguring a potential fast food restaurant might be the key to a new plaza on Center and North Eighth streets in the Village of Lewiston.
Family tradition to end with retirement of area postman
Sat, Nov 29th 2014 07:00 am
In the coming weeks, residents will see the wrapping up of a family tradition that has existed for close to 70 years in the Youngstown and Lewiston areas.
Even in a snowstorm, 'Today' show anchor Dylan Dreyer shines national spotlight on Western New York
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
NBC News and "Weekend Today" meteorologist Dylan Dreyer was live in Hamburg during a record snowfall.
Wheatfield schedules public scoping session on Cobblestone Creek
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
The proposed Cobblestone Creek cluster development by Errick Road was the highlight of Monday's Town Board meeting in Wheatfield, held at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, 2800 Church Road.
Niagara-Wheatfield School Board: Residents raise concerns about music program
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
Cuts and changes in the district's music program were the subject of last week's Niagara-Wheatfield school board meeting, held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Adult Learning Center of Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Date set for Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption public meeting
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
Residents of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District will soon have the chance to share their thoughts on the proposed Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption at a public hearing set for mid-December.
'Small Business Saturday' supported
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation in recognition of "Small Business Saturday," which will take place Nov. 29, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and a day after "Black Friday."
Spotlighters shows conclude
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Despite not having an auditorium in which to perform because of the school district's $50 million capital project, the Spotlighters drama club at Grand Island High School made the most of a difficult situation by holding one-act plays in the school cafeteria and at Sidway Elementary School.
Grand Island Town Board: Councilman resigns to take Highway Department post
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Councilman Richard Crawford resigned his seat on the Grand Island Town Board to become the town's new deputy highway superintendent.
Vincenzo's Pizza House thanks customers with $1 slices, 'Sub Club'
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 10:30 am
Vincenzo's Pizza House reopened in 2013 with original piemaker Vincent Morreale's "secret sauce" and a commitment to quality.