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Assembly required: Kaegebein playground construction begins
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 am
Approximately 20 volunteers unloaded numerous pieces of equipment from a large trailer Sept. 11 at Kaegebein Elementary School in the final stages of a long effort to upgrade the school's playground.
Robert Moses Parkway: Officials unveil 'build alternative'; view images
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 am
Paul Tronolone, senior project manager for the USA Niagara Development Corp., and Thomas Donohue of Parsons presented the "build alternative" plan for the Robert Moses Parkway North at a public information session Tuesday.
Video, photos: Lindsey Clark named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 13th 2015 10:45 pm
History was made Sunday night, at the end of the 58th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, as Lindsey Clark was named Peach Queen. She will receive a $4,000 college scholarship, courtesy of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club.
Lewiston Country Fair charms anew
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 07:20 am
It's right there tickling at the edge of your mind. You know you've seen this object before, part of a Lewiston building or landmark. But where?
Arctic Edge exhibit opens at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
There's a lot to see in the Buffalo Zoo's new Arctic Edge exhibit ... but its star is one particular 450-pound diva: Luna.
Village of Lewiston, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours owner eye floating breakwall to counter wakes
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Though Village of Lewiston residents have noticed less wake turbulence on Water Street, there is still room for improvement.
Village of Lewiston: Paladino plan update, public hearing Monday
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
In drawings submitted Thursday to the Village of Lewiston, portions of Ellicott Development's proposed plaza have changed significantly. The northern building, No. 3, is now a two-story unit. The third floor is gone and, instead of 26 apartment units spread over two floors, the sketch calls for 13 two-bedroom dwellings on the second floor.
Deputy honored by N-W school board
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Before business started at last Wednesday's Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting, board members took a few minutes to honor a special guest.
A match made at Gateway Harbor
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
The 90-degree weather lately is expected to cool to a more moderate 70-something by this weekend ... just in time to avoid chocolate soup.
Wheatfield: Residents pack meeting on compressor station
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
Health, noise, wildlife issues and more have been major concerns for Pendleton residents about a 22,000-horsepower gas compressor station that National Fuel is looking to build in the town, and close to the Wheatfield border. That has a lot of people from both communities furious and looking to fight to send National Fuel's idea far away.
Grand Island: Gus Macker happy about Gus Macker tourney
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:10 pm
Gus Macker himself was pleased with Grand Island's first hosting of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament.
Elderwood hosts second Cruise Night
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Elderwood of Grand Island turned back the clock for its residents by hosting its second annual Cruise Night Sept. 2.
Education leader visits O/N BOCES
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:55 pm
The state's top education official returned to her Western New York roots last week with a visit to a number of local school districts - capped off with a stop at Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Career and Technical Education Center in Sanborn.
Everything you need to know about this weekend's Peach Festival
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:15 pm
The 58th edition of the Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach Festival is this weekend, Sept. 11, 12 and 13, on the grounds of Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. Times are 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Auer: Lew-Port will be ready
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:05 am
Lewiston-Porter High School is in the midst of a nearly $26 million district capital improvement project and, with school ready to begin on Sept. 9, rumors have been floating throughout the district that Lewiston-Porter would not be ready to handle the masses come Wednesday.
Gus Macker all about hoops
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
When all was said and done, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament turned out just as event organizer Corey McGowan planned.
'Come Dine with Me - WNY!' launches sixth season
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 08:00 am
Starting at noon Sunday, Channel 7 is airing "Come Dine with Me - WNY!" The half-hour program, entering its sixth season, showcases top regional restaurants as their chefs share recipes and serving suggestions.
Welcome to your new school: Kaegebein Elementary updates put staff 'over the moon'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
When Principal Mary Haggerty took the helm of Kaegebein Elementary School, she found one room with a hole large enough that she could put her fist through it, steel framework was visible.
'Dancing with the Stars': Sharna Burgess previews new season, talks ballroom
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 08:45 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" was designed to shine a spotlight on celebrities - for better or worse - trying their hand at ballroom dancing. But pro Sharna Burgess said the hit ABC series has done much more than that since debuting a decade ago.
Money for wishes
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:45 pm
Cheryl Reed of the Town of Niagara wanted to teach her 8-year-old granddaughter about helping others.
Labor Day pet-friendly getaway? Tips for a safe road trip
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Planning to hit the road with your pet for a Labor Day getaway? Before you pack up your car and your pet, be sure to heed these pet travel tips for the road to help ensure your four-legged companion is happy and safe:
Rocky's Pizza Too! holding 5th birthday
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Rocky's Pizza Too! is celebrating its fifth anniversary in business in Ransomville today.
The Buddy Walk: Celebrating the differences ... and what we have in common
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 01:50 pm
I look back at the photos from 2007, and I see a small boy who is just about swimming in his lime-green Buddy Walk T-shirt.
Deb Billoni working for women
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 09:55 am
My wife, Debbie, is truly an amazing person. I am sure every married man can say that and, in each case, it is probably true. What simply astounds me about Debbie is her ability to juggle so many extremely important balls in the air without dropping any and without showing any signs of stress.
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
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: Amid 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.

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