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Gus Macker hoops tourney gets go-ahead
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
The first Grand Island Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will tip off Aug. 29 and 30 after the Grand Island Town Board gave its OK Wednesday.
Village of Lewiston Reorganizational meeting: No significant changes
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its annual reorganizational meeting Monday to assign leadership roles for the next fiscal year.
Chris Salada to retire as LPD chief
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
"I'm going to miss this job; the people I've been dealing with; the community; but, on the other hand, it will be nice to attend events here and not have to deal with police issues." So summed up Lewiston Police Chief Chris Salada of his decision to retire effective July 31.
Thunder of Niagara flies again
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
When the Thunder of Niagara air show kicks off July 18 and 19 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be more than just two days of airborne performers and ground displays.
New Stella Niagara Preserve opens
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:45 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy joined with the Sisters of the St. Francis, local officials and guests Tuesday in a grand-opening celebration of the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston.
Grand Island Fire Company: Small Animal Hospital damaged by fire
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:30 pm
At 4:19 a.m. July 3, Grand Island firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Grand Island Small Animal Hospital, 2323 Whitehaven Road.
Niagara-Wheatfield board prepares for 2015-16 school year
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
With one major exception - the swearing-in of a new superintendent - business went pretty much as usual at the annual reorganization meeting of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education.
Ljiljanich steps in as Niagara-Wheatfield leader
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
Daniel Ljiljanich wanted to be a teacher ever since the 10th grade.
Jeff Martin talks better-than-ever Tea Party
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 09:45 am
Jeff Martin is smart. He's successful. He has great hair. He's a guitar virtuoso with an unmistakable voice.
Billoni: Celebrating July Fourth with Bisons, Russell Salvatore and true patriots
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 06:20 pm
As the sun began its decent for a magnificent sunset over Lake Erie on the Fourth of July, Mark Jerge stood on the roof party deck at Templeton Landing and watched his boss, Russell J. Salvatore, personally inspect the buffet line before his more than 300 guests made their way through the four lines.
Video, photos: Blondie performs at Artpark
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 01:05 pm
Blondie was brilliant. So said those in attendance Tuesday, as Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and their bandmates proved they're not just a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act in name, but in talent.
Melissa Etheridge, Blondie in Lewiston: Female rockers take center stage at Artpark
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 09:25 pm
On Tuesday, Artpark welcomes a powerful double-bill with Melissa Etheridge and Blondie. The two have been alternating opening and closing each performance; in Lewiston, Etheridge is the closer.
Knowing the signs: Hairdressers to be trained to recognize signs of domestic abuse
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 10:30 am
The Cut It Out program is coming to Grand Island.
Niagara Pioneer soccer tourney to draw thousands
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
One of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the northeastern U.S. will visit Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12.
Youngstown: Get ready for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
The days are fast approaching for the return of a neat on-water event in the lower Niagara.
Grand Island: Council hears security plans for Gus Macker tourney
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:25 am
Local event promoter Corey McGowan met with the Grand Island Town Board and law enforcement representatives Thursday to go over security plans for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, but he left awaiting final approval to hold the hoops festival he plans for August.
Fresh Start for new café and market, customers
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 09:30 am
Rose Muto and her family opened Fresh Start Café & Market to save Lewiston one "Green Machine" at a time.
Russian-born fashion designer making a name for herself in Buffalo
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 02:00 pm
Meet Kristina Fehktman, 25, who hails from the Russia-Ukraine border.
A fundraiser for the felines
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
In the kitten area at Precious Paws Rescue in North Tonawanda, five kittens romped and played during a recent summer afternoon. But at the tip-top of a small climbing tree, sisters Narcissa and Nutella napped the hours away.
Pieces of the Past: Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Like many local history museums, the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum has artifacts from the large (farm equipment, an entire storefront) to the tiny fragments of life that might otherwise be overlooked.
Olde Sanborn Days is a team effort
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Over two days in July, about 2,500 to 3,000 people flock to the grounds of Sanborn Fire Co. on Ward Road (Route 429) to partake of the annual Olde Sanborn Days and all its activities.
New gazebo at Sanborn museum is a labor of love
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
As the wooden framework of a new gazebo rises near the buildings of the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum on Saunders Settlement Road, it's more than just a possible bandstand, or a place to sit in the shade.
'Food Fighters' is back with new celebrity chefs, kid contestants
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 11:30 am
Home cooks can win up to $100,000, but first they'll have to take down some of the top chefs in America when "Food Fighters" returns for a second season on NBC (Thursdays at 8 p.m.).
Video, photos: Steve Miller Band performs 'Take the Money and Run,' 'Abracadabra' at Artpark
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 09:30 pm
The Steve Miller Band brought a vast catalog of hit songs - and its namesake's remarkable guitar and vocal prowess - to Artpark in Lewiston June 30. The rock act headlined the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series. The event was sold-out.
Emergency response center plans announced
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:45 pm
A first response and emergency center planned for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station would include a new hub for such entities as Mercy Flight and Niagara County Emergency Services - and, officials hope, keep the station safe from any future closure plans.
Bike raffles to encourage summer reading
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:35 pm
Grand Island Memorial Library will provide its biggest prize ever in a raffle drawing designed to encourage and reward children for reading during the summer.
Bible Presbyterian offers Bible-themed summer fun
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:35 pm
Grand Island resident Sarah Comfort has been attending Bible Presbyterian Church's Vacation Bible School since she was in fourth grade, first as a student, then as a helper. Now 34, the only summer she remembers missing the program was last year, when she worked at a summer camp in Ohio.
Live long and prosper, Mr. Burns
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:30 pm
Sidway Elementary School faculty, staff and students bid farewell and good wishes to Director of Transportation Jack Burns on the last day of school. Burns is retiring after more than 30 years of overseeing the safe transportation of Grand Island students to school.
Billoni: Riding for Roswell (in the rain)
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 11:35 am
With flood warnings posted, the Ride for Roswell still went on for the 20th year Saturday, despite having the two longest rides cancelled.
Meeting for Great Contraption Race on Monday
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
One event that cannot be missed when it comes to "fun" is the second annual Great Contraption Race on Saturday, Aug. 1.
RealtyUSA raises funds for WNY Heroes
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Chris Kreiger walked away from RealtyUSA Wednesday with a big check and an even larger donation. He received $815 from the Lewiston branch, which raised funds during its second annual basket auction. That donation is more than double the amount collected in 2014.
Town of Lewiston receives update on Niagara Gorge Trail project
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Lower river residents could ultimately see a long-stalled gorge trail project come to fruition - if all the pieces fall in place.
Wheatfield seeks comment on possible zoning changes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
Possible zoning changes are coming up along Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield - and town officials want to know what the public thinks of them.
Grand Island Board of Education: BOE declines to extend Lawrence's contract
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:35 pm
Without discussion, before or after voting, the Grand Island Board of Education declined to give Superintendent of Schools Teresa Lawrence a contract extension at Monday's board meeting.
Tradition continues with Father's Day Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk and 10K Run took place Saturday on Grand Island. Spectators came out to watch the unique racers, get a glimpse of the custom lawn mowers on display and raise money for a worthy cause.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Students of the Year named
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Rotary Club of Grand Island and Grand Island High School PTSA honored the 2015 Students of the Year at a banquet May 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Masters Field track upgraded
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Work is nearly complete on the upgrade to the track at Gene Masters Field at Grand Island High School.
Hounds for Heroes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 11:25 am
Niagara County will soon be able to claim the distinction of being the first of its kind to nominate a canine chief of staff, host a red, white and blue pet parade and decide, once and for all, just whose furry (or feathery, or scaly) companion is the most patriotic, thanks to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Interview: M. Night Shyamalan talks 'Wayward Pines' twists
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 12:00 pm
While M. Night Shyamalan's stories are varied - from a boy who sees dead people ("The Sixth Sense") to a faux superhero ("Unbreakable"), a mysterious, sheltered community ("The Village") to a far-off sci-fi future filled with "Abbies" ("Wayward Pines") - there is one big constant: At some point, each tale will have a shocking twist.
Tonawandas offer a gateway to summer
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 08:00 am
With all the artisans, musicians and food vendors present for the T-NT Gateway Market last Thursday, the biggest crowd congregated around Lloyd III, the third incarnation of the popular Buffalo-based food truck.