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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.
Billoni's Buffalo-Niagara Views: Ride for Roswell seeks to raise funds to combat cancer
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 09:55 pm
I propose we make a change: Along with referring to Buffalo as the City of Good Neighbors, I suggest we extend that to Buffalo-Niagara—The Region of Great Neighbors.
Roser leaves Lew-Port on good note
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 09:00 am
Seven years ago, Christopher Roser joined the Lewiston-Porter School District as superintendent. He came at a time when the Board of Education was in turmoil, and trust between the constituencies was low.
Youngstown: Summer kicks off with Street Dance
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 09:00 am
Ready for summer? Yeah, it starts tomorrow. But kick it off in style Thursday in Youngstown.
Artpark is putting the art back in the park
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:30 pm
For the past three weeks, five grad students from five colleges have been working on the installation of five different outdoor art projects around the Village of Lewiston's state park.
A new role for a lifelong Western New Yorker
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:10 pm
Hi. I'm Jill Keppeler, and I'm the new editor of the Niagara-Wheatfield/North Tonawanda Tribune.
Making a splash
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Even as the Aquarium of Niagara marks its 50th anniversary, plans are afoot to bring the venerable local institution into its future.
Replica ships sail into Western New York
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Two pieces of history are docked at the Erie Basin Marina, 329 Erie St., Buffalo through early June 24.
Kids Fishing Derby marks 20th year
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
As their 20th year as the organizers of the Kids Fishing Derby in Tonawanda approaches, John and Kate White still have the same goal they did back when it all started.
Town of Niagara: Board OKs tobacco-free policy
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The Town of Niagara board voted unanimously Tuesday night to establish a policy banning smoking and tobacco use in town public recreation areas such as playgrounds, playing fields and parks.
Miracle League has opening day
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The Miracle League of Western New York kicked off its fourth year at Veterans Park on Grand Island June 7 with its biggest opening day ever.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Old Church begins 125th anniversary with celebration of marriage
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
The first celebration marking the 125th anniversary of Old St. Stephen R.C. Church took place Sunday as dozens of couples married there renewed their vows.
Grand Island: Teachers union pickets
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Approximately 200 members of the Grand Island Teachers' Association and its supporters picketed before Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Savory Scoops with Christy & Sarina: Rainforest Cafe décor better than dining
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 05:00 pm
A wild and adventurous new restaurant has come to Niagara Falls. Rainforest Cafe opened its doors to the public earlier this month. I recently decided to venture forth through the indoor jungle in search of an appetizing meal.
Niagara County building renamed for Ross
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:35 pm
A unanimous Niagara County Legislature chose to honor its longest-serving chairman by naming a newly acquired county building after him the day after he leaves office, with a top county lawmaker hailing the departing presiding officer as "a great leader ... and a friend."
Town of Lewiston moves on proposed Lower River Road subdivision
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 09:10 am
Lewiston Town Board members moved on a few items Monday with Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey absent due to illness.
New owners, same Apple Granny
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 09:10 am
The new owners of Apple Granny Restaurant have grand plans to change ... well, nothing.
Interview: Multitalented Rich Graff leads 'Making of the Mob' miniseries
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 08:30 am
Starting Monday, June 15, Rich Graff can be seen as Charles "Lucky" Luciano in the AMC miniseries "The Making of the Mob: New York." "Goodfellas" star Ray Liotta narrates the eight-part docu-drama.
GI serves as destination for bike trip
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:35 am
Bruce Reisdorf was eating at Theodore's with his brother Rod when he brought up a novel plan.
Video: Lindsey Stirling performs at Artpark
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:35 am
Lindsey Stirling, a one-of-a-kind rock/electronic dance music violinist and YouTube superstar, kicked off the summer season at Artpark Wednesday. She performed for more than an hour and a half, treating the audience to selections from her self-titled 2012 album and her sophomore effort, 2014's "Shatter Me."
Economy booming for KidBiz event
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:35 am
There is no recession or even a slow recovery in the economy at KidBiz this year.
Father's Day Lawn Mower Race committee thanks sponsors
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:25 am
The Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Kevin's 5K Walk/10K Run & Classic Car Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at 3957 West River Road between Long and Sunset roads.
Memories and hope: Relay For Life 2105
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:25 am
At Grand Island's annual Relay For Life, which began at 4 p.m., May 30, cancer survivors were honored, loved and supported. Those who lost their battle were remembered.
Speaker at Grand Island Relay For Life shares her journey from cancer to health
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:20 am
In 2004, Pam Braun didn't feel well. After going through a battery of medical tests, she was told that it appeared that she had lymphoma.
Alzheimer's caregivers find support, advice in group
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 07:00 pm
Sadness, depression, fear, loneliness, isolation, confusion, anger ... people who are the prime caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's can experience any of these feelings ... and more.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss NFSS at session Wednesday
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 09:00 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, will hold an open house, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, at the Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road. Discussed will be the Corps' latest Balance of Plant Operable Unit findings pertaining to the former Lake Ontario Ordnance Works property in northern Lewiston and Porter.
Relay for Life raises thousands
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 09:00 am
Despite rough, rainy weather last weekend, the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Greater Niagara was deemed a successful event, with $46,386.05 raised.
Fans flock to Niagara Falls Comic Con
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 08:00 am
Tens of thousands of sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, comic book and wrestling fans are descending upon the Scotiabank Convention Center in Ontario this weekend for the fifth annual Niagara Falls Comic Con. More than 200,000 square feet has been filled with rows of merchandise, props, movie and television replicas.
Andrews says Frontier House bones 'way better' than public perception
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
When community members, elected and business leaders strategize what to do with the 10-years-dormant Frontier House, the conversations tend to suggest the 191-year-old building is dilapidated, falling apart and structurally suspect. Broker Bruce Andrews doesn't use those words. Instead, he calls the Center Street landmark amazing and uses descriptions like character, craftsmanship and skill.
How to put the brakes on pet carsickness
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
With summer travel right around the corner, many of us plan on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies.
Artist painting Chuck Tingley large-scale mural at Artpark
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 10:55 pm
Western New York artist Chuck Tingley is creating a permanent mural at Artpark on the art gallery's north exterior wall. He is using spray paint, acrylic, markers and stencils to create the images pictured.
Stella Niagara Preserve forever protected thanks to successful multimillion-dollar fundraising effort
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 05:50 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve announced Thursday the Land Conservancy is now the proud owner of the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston.
Rainforest Cafe Niagara Falls USA grand opening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 06:35 pm
NFNY Hotel Management LLC has announced the opening of Rainforest Cafe, the newest attraction in Niagara Falls USA. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant opened to the public at 6:30 p.m.
Style: Does camo got to go?
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 01:45 pm
Camouflage. Most associate it with those who serve us in the military. Many traditional Americans still thank those in uniform for their service when they see them in public.
A tribute to Artpark's George Osborne
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 03:45 pm
When George Osborne arrived on the scene at Artpark on Nov. 1, 1999, you could practically see the tumbleweed rolling across the stage.