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Planning underway for 2015 Great Contraption Race
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 04:45 pm
The second annual Great Contraption Race to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation will take place Saturday morning, Aug. 1, starting from the Lewiston docks and continuing 6.2 miles downriver to Youngstown.
Big additions eyed for Village of Lewiston
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
It could be a busy spring in the Village of Lewiston.
Niagara Now: Itinerary, pintinerary ... let's pack our bags
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
As February is the month of love, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting "A Perfect Day in Niagara USA" contest, awarding someone a romantic getaway in Niagara USA.
Sanborn Mill is anything but run of the mill
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 07:00 am
The Sanborn Mill Co-op is the sort of store where a customer can walk in with no expectations and somehow still leave with the last thing they expected, be it an old stepladder, a Ziploc bag of wine corks or a bottle of homemade skin cream.
Grand Island Board of Education: Veterans' tax exemption discussed
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Monday evening, a large audience listened to a tax exemption presentation at the Grand Island Board of Education meeting in the high school's Grand Viking Theater.
Town of Niagara to benefit from Seneca Niagara Casino funds
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislator Jason Zona addressed the Town of Niagara Town Board Tuesday to announce an update on the distribution of money received from Seneca Nation casinos.
Wheatfield: Stevenson to run for Town Board
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Wheatfield resident Tom Stevenson announced he will run for a seat on the Town Board in November, when both councilmen Larry Helwig's and Gil Doucet's seats will be up for election.
Wheatfield seeks home rule legislation
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will reach out to local politicians in the interest of enacting a home rule law to ban the use of biosolids, the Town Board decided Monday night.
Grand Island Town Board: R-2 zoning moratorium vote pushed to March
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board will wait until its March meeting to enact a local law establishing a moratorium on development in R-2 zoning.
Sentinel survey asks for input on CWM expansion
Sat, Feb 7th 2015 07:00 am
CWM - the mere mention of it brings far-ranging responses from the community.
Niagara-Wheatfield plans for superintendent search
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 02:40 pm
At a special board meeting Tuesday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education set a schedule in its search for a new superintendent to replace Lynn Marie Fusco, who recently accepted a position as superintendent of Erie-1 BOCES.
Grand Island High School: 'Shrek the Musical' is ogre the top
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
Grand Island High School will present a more modern musical when it stages "Shrek the Musical" for three performances Feb. 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the new Grand Viking Theater at GIHS, 1100 Ransom Road.
The DeGlopper Air Assault School dedicated at Fort Bragg
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:25 pm
Pictured are the family and friends of Pfc. Charles DeGlopper at the Iron Mike Statue at Airborne and Special Ops Museum in Fayetteville, N.C. The group was in North Carolina for the dedication of The DeGlopper Air Assault School at Fort Bragg, which took place Jan. 22.
Grand Island Town Board: No consensus reached on council appointment
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board remains one member short after four councilpersons were unable Monday to reach a consensus on who to appoint to one vacant seat.
Interview: Megan Boone is key to 'Blacklist' bliss
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 07:45 pm
So what else do "Alias" and "The Blacklist" have in common? A magnetic main character played by an equally compelling actress.
12 similarities between Super Bowl lead-outs 'Alias' and 'The Blacklist'
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 07:45 pm
Tomorrow night, NBC will give its post-Super Bowl timeslot to "The Blacklist." ABC, 12 years ago, awarded its big-game "prime time" to another action-packed government conspiracy series.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey upbeat about finances
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 07:00 am
"Things are looking pretty bright for Lewiston."
'Grimm' star Sasha Roiz talks 'Grimmster Endowment' funding for OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 07:00 pm
"Grimm's" Captain Sean Renard is a monstrous half-Zauberbiest, but the actor who plays him is a generous philanthropist.
Lewiston-Porter School Board hears about achievements
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:55 pm
In news from Tuesday's Lewiston-Porter Board of Education January meeting:
Slips and falls are a winter hazard
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:45 pm
This time of year, black ice and ice hidden under snow can cause accidents not just in vehicles, but also if you're on foot - and usually when you least expect it.
Niagara-Wheatfield students push for program restoration
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:45 pm
Members of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's music program again pleaded their case before the school board last Wednesday in the hopes of having cut programs restored this budget season.
Starpoint Board of Education votes 'no' on veterans exemption
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:45 pm
Veterans and community members filled the conference room of the Starpoint Central School District Monday to hear the Board of Education vote on the adoption of the Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption.
Wheatfield Town Board approves comprehensive drainage study
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:40 pm
A town-wide drainage study in Wheatfield has been set into motion as of Monday night, when the Town Board approved a resolution to set out bids for engineers.
Niagara-Wheatfield seeks new superintendent
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:40 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District began its search for a new superintendent Tuesday night at a special board meeting.
Islander part of 'Survivor' cast
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 10:25 am
Kelly Remington, a four-year resident of Grand Island, is among the castaways introduced Wednesday for the CBS reality television show "Survivor."
Queen City Roller Girls prepare for ninth season at new venue
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 07:10 am
Roller derby: It's kind of like a hard-core sorority.
Village of Lewiston: Anne Welch appointed to Planning Board
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 07:00 am
Following an executive session Tuesday night, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Anne Welch to the Planning Board/Historic Preservation Commission.
Music students push for program restoration
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 05:20 pm
Members of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's music program again pleaded their case before the school board last Wednesday, in the hopes of having cut programs restored this budget season.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life kicks off 2015 campaign
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 12:25 pm
Grand Island residents came ready for action at the kickoff of Grand Island's 13th annual Relay For Life on Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Buffalo Launch Club to present tales of Strawberry, Motor Boat islands
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 12:20 pm
There is an island in the Niagara River that has been named and renamed several times. It was originally called Frog Island. When it was purchased by the Motor Boat Club of Buffalo in 1907, it was renamed Motor Boat Island, and the club built a clubhouse on the island.
Island of Hope: Luke Gworek named honorary survivor of GI Relay
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The 2015 Grand Island Relay For Life held its annual kickoff ceremony with the theme "One World, One Hope ... Imagine Our World with a Cure."
Comedy Night to support Grand Island Alumni Association
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The Grand Island Alumni Association will join with Aceti's Wine & Spirit to present Comedy Night Saturday, Jan. 24.
Grand Island Board of Education: Administration considers veterans tax exemption
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The Grand Island Board of Education will investigate a tax exemption that would save money for Island veterans.
Above and Beyond: Grand Island Fire Co. installs 2015 officers
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers Saturday, Jan. 10, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island residence severely damaged by major fire
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
At 4:24 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, Grand Island firefighters responded to a report of heavy smoke coming from the Baseline Road residence of Brian Wylke, which had been discovered by an alert neighbor.
Town of Niagara: Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare holds site-naming contest
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare recently ran an internal contest open to its employees only. Doctors and staff were encouraged to submit proposed names for its new medical site in the Town of Niagara, which will be home to the new offices of Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare.
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 08:35 pm
The second season of "Helix" debuted Friday with two "what the hell?" moments the Syfy Channel imaginatively hashtagged #WhatTheHelix.
TV stars working in Toronto offer high praise for city, crews, attractions
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 04:05 pm
What do "Suits," "Beauty and the Beast," "Orphan Black" and "Defiance" have in common?
Spotlight on Business: New York Fish House: Third generation of Muto family offers unmatched fish fries
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
Jim Thomson invites readers to try a fried or grilled fish dinner at his family's New York Fish House, conveniently located within the City Market in Niagara Falls.