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Neighbors Foundation: 'Tis the season to help Islanders in need
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Share Your Happiness Annual Food Drive is currently underway at all Grand Island schools. The Neighbors Foundation uses the donations to assist Grand Islanders who are in need this holiday season. All donations must be turned in to classroom teachers by Monday, Dec. 12.
Sidway Giving Tree
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School has set up the Giving Tree in the front hall. The tree is a way for Sidway students to give back to their community by bringing in canned food items and by donating $1 to purchase a star.
Holiday Trunk Show set
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Project 308 Gallery will present the fifth annual Holiday Trunk Show from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the former North Tonawanda Catholic Ascension School located at 69 Keil St. in North Tonawanda.
Record number of roads paved in NT this summer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently acknowledged the efforts of NT's Department of Public Works members for a record-breaking summer of road repairs in the city.
Youngstown readies for Christmas in the Village
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Up next, it's the seventh annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10. Presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local businesses, this community event kicks off at 10 a.m. and continues all day with a number of holiday-themed events taking place at the Red Brick School Village Center, at area businesses and throughout Youngstown.
GI Board of Education: Graham notes Trump pick for education secretary
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham sounded a cautionary alarm in reaction to President-elect Donald J. Trump's recent choice for secretary of education.
Lewiston approves dedication of Wolf Run
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board moved on approving a number of procedural items en route to dedication of the Wolf Run roadway in the French Landing subdivision at its Monday session. But not before a few questions arose.
White lights give holiday cheer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
On Wednesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with local volunteers to repurpose the white lights. The glowing bulbs are now artfully strung across the International Peace Garden, nestled in between the historic Frontier House and the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:35 pm
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink opened Friday, on time, thanks to herculean efforts made last month by the Town of Lewiston recreation and highway departments.
Blake Shelton to perform hit new single 'A Guy With a Girl' on 'The Voice'; Hannah returns
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:05 pm
NBC's "The Voice" will welcome its four-time winning coach Blake Shelton to the stage as he performs his new hit single "A Guy With a Girl" on Tuesday, Dec. 6 (8 p.m. ET). The song is the third single from his current album, "If I'm Honest," which is the best-selling country album released this year.
New Niagara Children's Health Home debuts at Memorial
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Monday will open a significant expansion of its successful health home - an expansion that will benefit hundreds of Niagara County children from low-income households.
#DCWeek: 'Supergirl,' 'The Flash,' 'Arrow' & 'Legends of Tomorrow' 4-night crossover scores for CW
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:00 pm
The DC "Heroes vs. Aliens" crossover event, with "Supergirl," "The Flash," "Arrow," and "DC's Legends Of Tomorrow" meeting in an epic, four-night adventure, delivered season highs for all four series each night, with all four shows seeing their most watched episodes of the season.
NT: Terrace parking discussed
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 07:55 pm
Terrace parking is a hot topic in North Tonawanda as winter parking bans go into effect. Residents of homes with multiple vehicles are looking for answers - and officials are, as well.
Here comes Santa Claus: Youth, family Christmas celebrations slated for December
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:30 pm
Children and families will have the chance to celebrate Christmastime by joining in a variety of family-friendly activities planned in December.
Sanborn's Christmas at the Farm returns Dec. 10 and 11
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:25 pm
The Sanborn Historical Society and Sanborn Business and Professional Association will present Christmas at the Farm from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Obituary: Jeffrey F. Carr, home contractor, musician
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
Jeffrey Forrest Carr, a former Grand Island resident, passed away Nov. 17, 2016, in his home in Tomball, Texas. He pursued a variety of careers, ranging from professional musician, to home contractor to airline mechanic.
Obituary: Beverly A. Surdi
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
Beverly A. Surdi of Grand Island, formerly of Amherst, passed away Nov. 27, 2016.
Obituary: Linda Carosella
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
Surrounded by friends and loved ones, Linda Carosella (Locke) passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in her new home in Chittenango, New York, at the age of 71.
Historic Alt House recognized
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
The Town of Grand Island's Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented a third plaque in its historic building project on Friday, Nov. 24, at the home of Nicole Gerber and Dave Reilly.
49th annual German Christmas Mass set for Canisius College
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:15 pm
Canisius College will host its 49th annual German Christmas Mass at the college's Christ the King Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. The public is welcome. An Advent breakfast reception will be held in the Grupp Fireside Lounge and Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center following the Mass at approximately 11 a.m.
Recovery International offers mental health support
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:15 pm
Recovery International has been providing mental health support services for the past 78 years and its self-help techniques have benefitted thousands of adults whose quality of life has been impacted by bipolar disorder, depression, panic, anxiety or anger management concerns.
Pillows for Their Head drive underway
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:15 pm
Diane and Rich Gurbacki are collecting pillows for Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz at the Response to Love Center at St. Adalbert's on Buffalo's East Side, 130 Kosciuszko St.
Tonawanda Coke information meeting set for Saturday
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Citizen Science Informational Meeting concerning the Tonawanda Coke soil study will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.
Russell Wilson & Seattle Seahawks host Cam Newton & Carolina Panthers on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 06:35 pm
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" - primetime television's top-rated show - continues this week when Russell Wilson and the first-place Seattle Seahawks visit Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in a rematch of last season's NFC Divisional Playoff game. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET.
Buffalo Psychiatric Center sponsors holiday gift drive
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 06:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health's Buffalo Psychiatric Center is holding its annual holiday gift drive to benefit individuals receiving inpatient services at the facility - a tradition for over 35 years.
Buffalo Zoo kicks off holiday season
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites the community to celebrate the holidays with the animals.
Buffalo Sabres recall goaltender Linus Ullmark
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Niagara University partners with industry leaders to establish Food Marketing Center of Excellence
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:00 pm
Niagara University, with guidance from regional food industry leaders, has established a Food Marketing Center of Excellence within the university's College of Business Administration.
NBC names 6 new boardroom advisers for Arnold Schwarzenegger as 'The New Celebrity Apprentice' kicks off Jan. 2 in LA
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:00 pm
Six additional boardroom advisers will join "The New Celebrity Apprentice" boss Arnold Schwarzenegger for the new Los Angeles-based season kicking off on Monday, Jan. 2 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), on NBC.
Collins helps pass medical innovation legislation
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, is hailing the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act - medical innovation legislation he said will directly benefit the lives of Western New Yorkers.
FASNY offers safety tips as temperature drops
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 04:55 pm
Temperatures are dropping across New York, and the Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to remain safe as they begin to heat their homes for the winter.
Canalside to host sixth annual Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 06:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. invites the public to its sixth annual Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting at Canalside from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
Maid of the Mist enjoys another record season
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:50 pm
A record 1.6 million guests boarded iconic Maid of the Mist vessels during the 2016 season in Niagara Falls, New York, a 9 percent increase over the 2015 record.
Canadian duo wins Great Lakes International Ice Carving Competition
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:50 pm
After 32 hours of intense sawing, chiseling and sculpting to create giant works of art made entirely out of ice, the second annual Great Lakes International Ice Carving Competition bestowed top honors to Ross and Antonio Baisas of Quebec.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until Dec. 11
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that is running on sabres.com/auction until 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
New York announces additional steps taken to protect impacted residents in response to Lackawanna fire
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:35 pm
The state departments of environmental conservation and health announced Wednesday New York has secured a commitment from Great Lakes Industrial Development to begin quickly responding to impacted residents to have their homes cleaned up, following the Nov. 9 fire at the former Bethlehem Steel Plant in Lackawanna.
'Rock Out Hunger' collects record 4,350 turkeys in time for Thanksgiving
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:30 pm
Thousands of hungry local families received a turkey and all the trimmings for a Thanksgiving meal just in time for the holiday as a result of the 11th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Ortt bills signed into law
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:25 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced three bills he introduced earlier this year have been signed into law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the pieces of legislation late Monday night dealing with support of people with disabilities, easier access to mental health records and stricter sex offender laws.
Cataract City Classic returns
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 03:50 pm
On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, the Niagara Falls Education Foundation will present the 17th annual boys basketball Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School.
'The Great Christmas Light Fight' dazzles with special episodes featuring competing homes
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 03:35 pm
The battle of the lights continues with new episodes of ABC's hit holiday-decorating-competition series, "The Great Christmas Light Fight."