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As storm cleanup continues, National Grid urges extreme caution with electricity services
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 am
As frigid temperatures, ice and snow begin to thaw, the potential for localized flooding increases. National Grid crews, as always, are ready to respond to any damage that may result from flooding, and the company urges customers to be extremely cautious when dealing with any electricity service that may be at risk.
Barker Lions give back
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 am
During the past year, Barker Lions have aided members of our community by providing hearing aids, eye exams and glasses for those who cannot afford them.
Obit: Delphine Lamar
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 11:00 pm
A memorial service was held at the LaSalle Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Niagara Falls for Delphine Lamar, who entered into rest Nov. 7, 2014, at the age of 65.
Obit: Sharon Lee McDonnell
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 11:00 pm
Sharon Lee McDonnell, 58, of Grand Island, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo. Born in Buffalo, she is survived by her parents Alan and Joyce Oswald of Houston.
Last call for free Thanksgiving dinners
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 06:50 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission today announced the last chance for anyone in need to call the Thanksgiving "Turkey Hotline" to receive a holiday meal this year free of charge.
Niagara Catholic hosts second annual vendor and craft show
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 04:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its second annual vendor and craft show this weekend at the school, 520 66th St. More than 50 vendors are participating.
Buffalo Sabres announce ticket options for rescheduled games
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced ticket options for Friday's postponed home game against the New York Rangers, which has been rescheduled and will be played at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, and the Sabres' home game against the Ottawa Senators, which was originally scheduled for Feb. 20 and will now be played at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15.
Postponed Rangers-Sabres game rescheduled for Feb. 20
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 04:50 pm
The postponed game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres, originally scheduled to be played tonight, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at First Niagara Center, the National Hockey League announced today.
Lewiston Police Department DARE donation
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 03:30 pm
Last month, the Lewiston Police Department was the recipient of a $2,000 check for its Drug Abuse Resistance Education program conducted in area schools. The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston and Modern Disposal presented the check.
Public comment period on CWM landfill proceeding extended due to weather conditions
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 03:10 pm
Due to severe weather conditions in Western New York this past week, the public comment period for CWM's application to construct and operate a new landfill at the company's existing facility in the towns of Porter and Lewiston has been extended.
'Castle by Candlelight' at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 03:00 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites residents to partake in an annual holiday favorite on the fort grounds in Youngstown next month.
UB cardiologist explains why snow can be dangerous for those with heart disease
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 03:00 pm
Cardiac deaths during this week's storm have occurred not just while people are shoveling but while they have been using snowblowers, as well.
William Shatner joins 'Haven' cast as recurring guest star
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:40 pm
William Shatner ("Star Trek") is set to guest star in a four-episode arc on the Syfy fan-favorite series in 2015. Shatner will play a pivotal character who has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its troubled residents.
Old Falls Street announces 2014 holiday activities
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:40 pm
Old Falls Street, USA, kicks-off a month-long series of family activities with its annual holiday tree illumination Thursday, Dec. 4. In addition to several annual favorites, new additions include a new 22-foot outdoor LED Christmas tree and a special "Frozen"-themed party Dec. 20.
Ceretto: State should look into buying arctic snow coaches for future snowstorms
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto today recommended the state look into buying a snow coach to help people stranded on the Thruway during a big snowstorm.
NU: Suzanne Karaszewski named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:40 pm
Suzanne Karaszewski, graphic designer in Niagara University's office of public relations, marketing and communications, has been named NU's Outstanding Employee of the Quarter. Karaszewski, of Kenmore, was presented with the award by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president.
NU graduate to manage Memorial's Tenth Street Café
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:35 pm
Lamont A. Singletary has been named manager of the new Tenth Street Café at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
TBS sets table for 2014 edition of 'Thanksgiving with Friends' marathon
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:35 pm
There's no funnier way to spend Thanksgiving than with a bunch of funny people. And few people are funnier than the characters at the center of "Friends" and "Seinfeld." So this Thanksgiving, TBS is inviting them all for a holiday feast.
Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Tim Allen headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:35 pm
The hosts sit down with Grammy-winning country singer Garth Brooks, who also will perform for the "LIVE" audience.
Four couples remain, but only one can take home mirrorball trophy on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:35 pm
After 10 weeks of competitive dancing spanning a variety of styles from the cha-cha to the quickstep to the Viennese waltz and more, Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson, Bethany Mota and Derek Hough, Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas remain in the competition, but only one couple will be crowned "Dancing with The Stars" season 19 champion.
'Pop Up Santa' revealed: ABC Family behind surprise giveaways
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:35 pm
Yesterday on ABC's "Good Morning America," ABC Family announced the network's ownership of "Pop Up Santa" (#PopUpSanta), the giveaway craze that launched Nov. 11 and has swept the nation with holiday cheer.
Friday: Cuomo issues update on winter storm conditions in Western New York
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today held a storm briefing in Western New York on the current winter storm conditions, where in some areas there are seven feet of lake effect snow already on the ground after several days of extreme weather.
NT teen dies after hit-and-run; police seek information
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 01:40 pm
A North Tonawanda teenager is dead following a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident yesterday evening.
Jacolatte Fine Confections: Local chocolate shop receives warm welcome
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 09:00 am
Local chocolate lovers gathered at an otherwise quiet business plaza to celebrate the opening of Jacolatte Fine Confections from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at 2131 Sawyer Drive, across from the former Summit Mall in Wheatfield.
Friday: Poloncarz updates state of emergency
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 07:10 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has amended the original state of emergency declared Nov. 18 due to severe weather impacting additional communities.
Holiday puppets
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 07:00 am
The Western New York Artists Group and First Niagara Bank present "Star Mother's Youngest Child," a puppet performance for the entire family performed by TheatreFigüren - Michelle Costa (puppeteer) at Artists Group Gallery.
'Worst Cooks in America' back for sixth season of culinary boot camp
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 03:20 pm
"Worst Cooks in America," the hit competition series that transforms kitchen disasters into confident cooks, is back for a sixth season Sunday, Jan. 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Returning chef Anne Burrell will compete against first-time opponent chef Tyler Florence.
Buffalo Sabres: Friday's Rangers game postponed
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 03:15 pm
Due to the continuing weather-related difficulties in the Greater Buffalo area, and out of respect for the fans, Friday's game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center has been postponed.
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys visit Eli Manning, New York Giants this weekend on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 02:55 pm
Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys (7-3), tied for the top spot in the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles, visit division rivals Eli Manning and the New York Giants (3-7) at MetLife Stadium Nov. 23 on "Sunday Night Football." Pre-game coverage begins with "Football Night In America" at 7 p.m. ET.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria Sunday
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 02:50 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present at the Walden Galleria Mall with adoptable dogs this Sunday, Nov. 23.
Winery at Marjim Manor: Double Gold for Treasure Beyond Measure
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 02:50 pm
At the recent American Wine Society Competition, The Winery at Marjim Manor received six medals for the six wines it submitted.
D'Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars and More reopens in Lewiston
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 02:20 pm
A "bigger and better" D'Avolio has reopened at 449 Center St. The "Olive Oils, Vinegars and More" store closed in July for renovation. Its new showroom has a wide-open feel, making it easier for customers to shop for D'Avolio's unique, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
Thursday: Cuomo issues update on winter storm conditions in Western New York
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 02:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today held a storm briefing in Western New York on the current winter storm conditions, where there is in some areas more than five feet of lake effect snow already on the ground, with up to two more feet expected.
Rozumalski awarded athletic scholarship to University of Louisville
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:35 pm
Wheatfield resident Sally C. Rozumalski has signed a National Letter of Intent and accepted an Athletic Scholarship offer to attend the University of Louisville in the fall of 2015.
Chipotle continues fight against GMOs
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:30 pm
Chipotle Mexican Grill is making news in Western New York. The first Chipotle in Niagara County recently opened on Military Road, causing a buzz from locals who anticipated the company's famously wholesome offerings, including antibiotic- and hormone-free steak, chicken and pork and organic vegetables.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 22
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
With October behind us and the holiday season now in sight, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, are counting down the days until the third annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.
Baked Cupcakery celebrates official ribbon-cutting
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Baked Cupcakery celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday.
Grand Island Optical donating $5 per exam to Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
Grand Island Optical at 2077 Baseline Road is in the midst of its second annual November fundraiser. The company is donating $5 from each eye exam this month to the Neighbors Foundation.
Nonperishable food drive underway
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
Bonnie FitzGerald and RealtyUSA of Grand Island are now conducting their annual nonperishable food collection drive. Donors can bring in nonperishable goods to the RealtyUSA office at 2139 Grand Island Blvd. where they will find a donation box in the front lobby.