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Casa Antica hosts 'Blender,' getting ready for summer
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 02:45 pm
Casa Antica, Lewiston's Italian restaurant at 490 Center St., will host the next Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce "Blender." The business mixer runs from 5-7 p.m. Monday.
Afterglow celebrates first year in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 02:30 pm
Lewiston's Afterglow Spa & Hair Studio specializes in relaxation.
Village of Lewiston to re-evaluate kayak fees
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:40 am
At Monday's Village of Lewiston government meeting, resident Diana Lewandowski asked trustees to reconsider the municipality's kayak docking fee - and she brought backup. In just about two weeks, more than 300 people have signed her online petition.
Baia honored as Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:35 am
Councilman Thomas Baia has been chosen by Town of Porter Supervisor Merton Wiepert as the 2015 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year.
Deputy in Errick Road shooting will not be charged
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:55 pm
The deputy who responded to a 911 hang-up call that later turned into a gunfight on Errick Road last week will not be charged, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announced Friday.
The little newspaper that traveled around the world
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:35 am
Even before the Island Dispatch published its first edition in April 1944, a little paper from Grand Island was being sent all over the world.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Groundbreaking celebrated for Legacy Project
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:25 am
The first shovels went into the ground Wednesday at a ceremony heralding the expansion of the St. Timothy Lutheran Church Child Care Center.
Island fundraiser nets $13K for Hospice Buffalo
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:15 am
Organizers of the Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk presented their fifth donation to Hospice Buffalo Monday from money raised at the annual fundraiser.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Dana's Stylin' Pets holds ribbon-cutting for new home
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
Moving south on Grand Island Boulevard is a step up for pet grooming business Dana's Stylin' Pets.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Zumbathon to raise money for Family Justice Center
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host a Zumbathon, open to the public, from 11 to 12:30 p.m., April 25.
Relay For Life ready to paint GI purple
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Relay For Life supporters are hoping a little color will go a long way to support the fight against cancer.
Local government talks paving, grants in North Tonawanda
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:40 am
It was a rough winter, but thanks to extra state funding, some of the harder-hit roads in North Tonawanda will see repaving this summer, Mayor Art Pappas announced at a town hall-style meeting last Thursday at Rescue Fire Co. on Strad Avenue.
Wheatfield plans vets memorial
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
Monday's Wheatfield Town Board meeting began on a somber note as Supervisor Bob Cliffe took a moment to offer his condolences to the victims of Friday's shooting on Errick Road and praise the deputy who first responded to the incident.
Town of Niagara OKs road paving plan
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
The Town of Niagara held a board meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall on Lockport Road.
Canal Clean Sweep a success
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council praised city residents for their efforts in the 10th annual statewide Canal Clean Sweep Saturday. Volunteers throughout the city gathered to clean the parks and greenway surrounding the Erie Canal.
Chamber Gala: Glasgow honored as Citizen of the Year
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:30 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey has chosen Paulette Glasgow as the 2015 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. Glasgow's long-standing involvement and volunteerism in town initiatives has led to many completed projects that have benefited residents and businesses in the Town of Lewiston.
Lewiston: Major renovation coming to Tops
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:25 am
DiMino Tops Lewiston is once again setting the trend for grocery retailers in Western New York. Just two years removed from reinventing how produce is maintained and displayed, storeowner Anthony DiMino is reimagining several other areas of his nearly 50,000-square-foot supermarket.
Lewiston: Brochey receives Frontier House appraisal
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 07:40 pm
GAR Associates Inc. has delivered its assessment of the historic Frontier House to Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey. The 191-year-old building and almost one acre of land were valued at $750,000.
Town of Lewiston: Steve Broderick running for supervisor
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 04:45 pm
Promising to "be a supervisor committed to all of Lewiston," town resident Steve Broderick announced his candidacy to serve as Lewiston's town supervisor.
Village of Lewiston taxes going up 12 cents, but it could be worse
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 09:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston is raising the tax rate from $7.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.38 for the next fiscal year. The 1.68 percent bump, a 12-cent increase, means a land owner with a property valued at $100,000, for example, will see a tax increase of $12 for fiscal year 2015-16.
UPDATE: Police release names of Errick Road victims, deputy
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:30 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office identified the victims of Friday's shooting as Duane A. Bores, age 58, and Cynthia A. Bores, age 55, both of 6871 Errick Road.
Captivating cuisine, but not a great atmosphere at Niagara Falls eatery
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 05:15 pm
Authentic Greek food is not easy to find in Western New York, but Sophie's Pita & Grill is a good place to start.
Youngstown Business and Professional Association busy planning for 2015
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 09:00 am
Installations, planning and optimism for the upcoming summer and beyond in northern Niagara were among the newsmakers from the April 14 meeting of the Youngstown Business and Professional Association.
Lewiston Town Board hears about mounting repair work
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:25 am
Spring is well underway, and with it has come a number of projects to be addressed in the Town of Lewiston.
Baked Cupcakery: How sweet it is for local cupcake business
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
Baked Cupcakery, a fledgling Grand Island business, can boast it has Western New York's Best Cupcake.
Errick Road shooting update
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 09:45 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour offered a small update late Friday on the Errick Road gunfight that took place earlier in the day. At the time, investigators were still casing the outside of the house where the incident occurred, 6871 Errick Road.
Errick Road shooting leaves one dead, two injured
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:55 pm
One person is dead and two more injured after shots were fired at an Errick Road residence early this afternoon, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announced at a press conference in Fairmount Park.
Billoni's Buffalo-Niagara Views: Play ball!
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:40 pm
There is no better way to signify the start of spring in Western New York than by attending the Buffalo Bisons' home opener.
My day as a 6th-grader at VCMS
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 11:00 am
As you may know, I am fairly new to our school and the Grand Island community. I am still learning all of the details of our systems and procedures while trying my hardest to learn everyone's name as quickly as possible. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and patient.
Grand Island Chamber thanks award sponsors
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 11:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has thanked the sponsors of its 49th annual Citizen of the Year awards.
Grand Island Town Board: Roesch appointed deputy supervisor
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor Mary Cooke appointed Councilman Gary Roesch deputy supervisor, effective immediately.
Impossible? It's possible! N-W to perform 'Cinderella'
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara-Wheatfield High School is dusting off the glass slippers and ball gowns for a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's take on the classic tale of "Cinderella." Students will perform for five shows between April 23 and April 26.
Fire companies seek new volunteers at RecruitNY
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 07:00 am
Fire departments all across New York will open their doors and bays to local residents to learn about volunteer firefighting and what it takes to be a firefighter as part of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York fifth annual RecruitNY initiative.
FASNY meeting highlights firefighters' concerns
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 07:00 am
Achieving standards for volunteers already granted to career firefighters was the focus of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York legislative outreach program in Cambria on Saturday.
N-W faces another budget deficit
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 09:15 pm
Despite an increased state education budget, the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District will need to seek out additional money to fully fund its 2015-16 budget.
Counting Crows take 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' tour to Artpark
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 04:55 pm
Counting Crows are following up their critically acclaimed seventh album, "Somewhere Under Wonderland," with the U.S. leg of their 2015 worldwide tour.
Artpark adds Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence, America, Grace Potter, Three Days Grace, O.A.R. and more
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 10:00 am
Artpark announced more headlining acts that will appear at the venue's popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series.
'Jazz & Pasta' returns
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 07:00 am
"Jazz & Pasta," The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival's worthy warm-up act, will take place from 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St. The annual fundraising event offers food and music from some of the top local chefs and musicians, as well as a basket auction and 50/50 split draw.
McCollum honored as Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 09:00 am
Marjorie McCollum has been chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and trustees as the 2015 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year.
Casseri takes over at Lew-Port
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 08:00 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education has announced the appointment of Paul J. Casseri as the next Lewiston-Porter superintendent of schools, effective July 1.