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High school baseball: Makeup day at Niagara Falls High School
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:10 pm
Saturday at Niagara Falls High School, there were four games played that had been postponed due to rain, weeks prior. Teams took advantage of the turf fields and made up crucial league games.
Village of Lewiston Board to vote on budget on Wednesday
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
No residents spoke at a public hearing on Monday, trustees offered words of praise to Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker and, now, the Village of Lewiston Board is ready to accept the financial plan for fiscal year 2017-18.
YBPA installs new officers, discusses plans for 2017
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association updated its membership for 2017 with a new slate of officers announced, new faces introduced and planning discussions of events for the months ahead.
Chamber Awards Gala: Chairman's Award, River Region Partnership Award honorees announced
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Niagara University establishes BA, BS programs in environmental science
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
In commemoration of Earth Day, Niagara University on Friday announced the establishment of two new bachelor's degree programs in environmental science.
Smelt Festival kicks off summer season in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's first festival of the season, the Smelt Festival, will take place on Cinco de Mayo, Friday, May 5. The rain-or-shine event will begin at 5 p.m. at the corner of Center and North Water streets, and is expected to draw hundreds of hungry visitors, as it has in years past.
The Juice Bar @ Soma Cura debuts
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:15 pm
The Juice Bar @ Soma Cura will hold a grand-opening event from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day). The location is in the Tops Plaza on Grand Island, corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road.
Thunderfest to Rock NCCC on May 5
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College Student Senate Programing Board will host an end-of-the-year concert with three live bands on Friday, May 5 (4-10 p.m.), on the NCCC Sanborn campus.
8 remaining couples dance to iconic songs from famous boy bands & girl groups on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:10 pm
The eight remaining celebrities will dance to songs from some of the most popular boy bands and girl groups throughout history, and the men and women will also compete against each other in team dances, on "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, April 24 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Nonprofit finalists chosen for Next Generation's 'Pitch 10' competition
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:05 pm
Ten local nonprofit organizations have been chosen to compete for a total of $10,000 in the second "Pitch 10" competition to be held on April 27 at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Essential Records signs pop artist Branan Murphy
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:00 pm
Sony/Provident's Essential Records announces the signing of pop artist Branan Murphy as he releases his debut single "All The Wrong Things." Murphy's single features "The Voice" season 8 finalist Koryn Hawthorne and is produced by Jordan Sapp. The song is available at radio, digital outlets and streaming platforms along with the premiere of the lyric video for the single today. CLICK HERE to check out Branan's single.
Community leaders honored at Niagara University's 27th annual Business Banquet
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:00 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration recognized five area business leaders during its 27th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 20 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
#LiveNF celebrates volunteerism
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 04:10 pm
They come from all walks of life - all with an interest in helping the community.
'Walk for Niagara' takes fundraising one step at a time
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 04:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is looking for participants to put their best foot forward and "Walk for Niagara," rain or shine, on Saturday, April 29, at Whirlpool State Park. The annual event helps raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit's crisis and community service programs, which provide clothing, food, shelter and supportive services to those in need.
NACC 'Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition' uses Niagara Falls as inspiration
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 04:00 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center's 13th annual "Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition" will showcase the theme "NF125" in celebration of the 125th birthday of the City of Niagara Falls.
Obituary: Father David J. Peter
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:25 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo Office of Communications reports Father David J. Peter died Monday, April 17, at Brothers of Mercy, Clarence.
Obituary: John Kenneth Sanborn
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:25 pm
John Kenneth Sanborn, 73, a resident of Grand Island since 1970, passed away on God's Friday, April 14, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center-ICU.
PrepStart Consulting seeks to empower high school students
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:25 pm
A Grand Island college admissions counselor is hoping to empower students with the tools to be successful in post-high school life.
Coloring Contest winners receive prizes
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:25 pm
Winners of the Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver Easter Coloring Contest were awarded their prizes Saturday at Tops Market on Grand Island Boulevard.
Island of Hope: Student Ambassadors to Paint the Town Purple
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:20 pm
The 2017 Relay For Life Student Ambassadors will head up this year's Paint the Town Purple Day in support of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Grand Island.
Grand Island Board of Education passes $62 million budget
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education approved a 2017-18 school budget of $62,639,021.
Northwest to hold food drive
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:15 pm
The Northwest Bank branch on Grand Island Boulevard will hold a food drive as part of the company's community week activities April 24-28.
John's Pizza & Subs celebrating 35 years
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:15 pm
Best friends since second grade, Gene Mongan and Kurt Raepple still enjoy coming to work every day at the business they started when the were barely out of high school.
Aceti's to hold wine tasting, book signing
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Aceti's Wine & Spirits will host author John Aceti at a wine tasting and book signing Saturday, April 22, from 2 to 6 p.m.
DeGlopper Memorial work continues
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Work on the expansion to the DeGlopper Memorial in the heart of Grand Island continued this week with delivery of retaining wall blocks to the worksite.
Relay For Life Island of Hope: Mark Gorton: Hope is alive
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Honorary Relay For Life survivor Mark Gorton, 43, enjoys playing the role of pirate, which is this year's theme for the June 9 event at Veterans Park.
Relay For Life Island of Hope: Matthew Eggers shares a family's cancer journey
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Matthew Eggers, 7, one of the Relay For Life's two honorary survivors, is a young golfer.
NT Valu Home Centers' team donates to local food pantry
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
The team of employees at the Valu Home Centers location in North Tonawanda recently participated in a weight loss challenge, where, all together, they lost almost 132 pounds. Employees decided to try and gather at least 132 pounds of food, and ended up with 360 pounds to donate to the North Tonawanda Inter-Church Food Pantry.
Wheatfield resident voices concerns of Wilrose Court road flooding
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
At Monday night's Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting, Debbie Bentley of Wilrose Court asked the council members and Highway Superintendent Paul Siegmann what was being done to deal with flooding in her neighborhood's roadway.
Wheatfield Lions Club to host pancake breakfast
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club will hold its annual spring pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at its clubhouse located at the Five Senses Park, 6535 Ward Road (next to the American Legion Post No. 1451).
Answering tough questions is topic of May 10 CASE Conference
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 28th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference. "How to Answer the Tough Questions" will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.
'The X-Files' returns to FOX for 10-episode second installment of event series
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 07:20 pm
FOX has ordered a second chapter of "The X-Files" event series. The all-new 10-episode installment once again will be executive-produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Barker Lions share meeting with Lockport Lions
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 04:00 pm
The Barker Lions Club hosted the Lockport Lions Club at its April meeting.
New Canalside management group launches community survey
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:55 pm
In one of its first initiatives as new venue manager, locally based Canalside Management Group (CMG) is offering Western New Yorkers the opportunity to share feedback and provide input about their Canalside experience.
Meals on Wheels volunteers honored
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:50 pm
#LiveNF presented its third Volunteer Fair on Tuesday at the John Duke Senior Center in Niagara Falls. The annual event for Falls residents and community organizations is designed to engage them for the betterment of the Cataract City.
Old Fort Niagara honors bicentennial of landmark treaty
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:45 pm
The public is invited to a free program at Old Fort Niagara at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, to commemorate the bicentennial of the Rush-Bagot Treaty, a landmark agreement between the U.S. and Great Britain that led to the limitation of naval armaments on the Great Lakes, and the creation of the world's longest undefended border.
Register for Artpark summer camps
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
Artpark and Company's annual summer camp offerings for children and teens to explore their inner artist, rock star or performer are open for registration. This year, offerings include three sessions of Art Camp, one two-week Rock Camp program, and an unprecedented four-week intensive Artpark Theater Academy. Visit www.artpark.net for more information or to register a child.
Police and fire hockey tournament returns to HarborCenter
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
The second annual Police and Fire Hockey Tournament, presented by Southern Tier Brewing Company, hits the ice at HarborCenter on Friday and Saturday. This year's event features 18 teams of competitive police officers and firefighters competing in two divisions.
Mount St. Mary's to hold free vascular health screening
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a free vascular health screening program from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the hospital: 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to host annual Healthy Kids Day event
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will host its annual Healthy Kids Day event on Saturday, April 29, to inspire children to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long. This free event is open to the community and includes activities such as family fitness classes, healthy snacks, arts and crafts, bounce houses, sports, games and face painting.