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Aquarium of Niagara to announce seal pup's official name at 'Reveal the Seal Day'
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 02:15 pm
On Saturday, the Aquarium of Niagara will celebrate "Reveal the Seal" day by revealing the chosen name for "Pup2014."
Coyotes Bantam Major AA team wins
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 05:30 pm
The Niagara County Coyotes Bantam Major AA team won the Bantam Major Division in the Niagara Falls Columbus Day Tournament Monday, Oct. 13. The Coyotes won the championship defeating the Southpointe Rink Rats from Pennsylvania by a score of 4-2.
Lew-Port IEC multi-age class sweeps Lake Ontario
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 05:30 pm
Last month, students in Ms. Khatib's and Mrs. Danahy's fourth- and fifth-grade multi-age classes at the Lewiston-Porter Intermediate Education Center swept the shores of Lake Ontario for the Aquarium of Niagara's annual Beach Sweep.
NWAA Wildcats earn spot in NEYSA Championship Bowl
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 05:25 pm
The NWAA Wildcats defeated the TFC Redskins 35-20 in an Oct. 19 playoff game to remain undefeated at 8-0 in the NEYSA 145-pound youth football division.
Taylor Swift to headline 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015'
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 04:55 pm
Before the ball drops on New Year's Eve, global music sensation Taylor Swift will culminate another record-breaking year with a performance of her hit songs for more than 1 million fans in Times Square live on ABC's telecast of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015."
Buffalo Philharmonic names Linda Greene as new second flute
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:25 pm
After a three-day audition process that included more than 100 qualified candidates, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has selected Linda Greene as the new second flute.
Power Authority to reopen south access road to Niagara Project fishing pier
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:25 pm
The New York Power Authority will reopen the south access road and pedestrian walkway leading to the popular free fishing pier at the base of the Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant effective Saturday, Nov. 1. The shoreline stairway also will open for seasonal use.
Lewiston Arts Café wraps series
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts (www.artcouncil.org) and Just Buffalo Literary Center (www.justbuffalo.org) will present the fifth and final program in the Lewiston Arts Cafe' series featuring Western New York poets and musicians.
Potential applicants encouraged to attend Better Buffalo Fund information session
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
An information session for the Better Buffalo Fund, a $30 million account dedicated to projects that encourage density and growth along the city's transportation corridors and revitalize neighborhood commercial districts, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
OUN: Gift-wrap volunteers needed
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at its gift-wrap booth this holiday season.
In Hungary, Maher presents Caritas Medal, establishes alumni chapter
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
As the Berlin Wall was being razed in the early 1990s, Dr. Péter Forgách was watching closely from afar.
'The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza' at UB
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! with Special Guests The Record Company" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 23. Tickets are on sale now.
Seneca Casinos housekeeping job fair scheduled for Wednesday in Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos will host a housekeeping job fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hawk Room inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. Approximately 40 positions will be available at the Niagara Falls property as well as Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo.
'The Voice': Matt McAndrew, Reagan James, Beth Spangler and Mia Pfirrman frontrunners as 'Knockouts' begin
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 10:45 am
When it comes to "The Voice," there's no telling which singers will motivate viewers to vote. Who could've predicted Christina Grimmie would finish behind Jake Worthington last season, that Danielle Bradbery would win season four without any prior performances or that Javier Colon and Jermaine Paul would take the first two titles instead of Dia Frampton and Juliet Simms?
Ari Stidham's work on CBS hit 'Scorpion' is genius
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 09:35 am
What are the odds TV audiences would warm to a socially awkward germaphobe who calls himself the human calculator?
Historical Society to hold Christmas luncheons
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas luncheons at River Lea at noon on Dec. 1, 2 and 5.
Grand Island schedules Veterans Day services
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has invited veterans, family members, and friends to attend the Veterans Day services on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall located at 1717 Bedell Road.
Vendor Fair to benefits scholarships
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 07:00 am
Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter New York State Women Inc. will hold a vendors fair on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
Local dance studios gather together to perform 'Thriller' and raise awareness for Dancerʼs Give Back
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Halloween is a "thrilling" time of year, and that is why five area dance studios decided to join forces and perform the classic dance "Thriller" at the Galleria Mall on Saturday.
Porter GOP honors McCollum
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Wednesday evening, the Town of Porter Republican Committee held its annual fundraiser reception where the group honored one of its own as Republican of the Year. In his naming of Lee "Moo Cow" McCollum, Porter GOP Committee Chair Duffy Johnston spoke of the resident's involvement in the community.
Wiepert: 'No major changes' in Porter budget
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Porter Town Supervisor Mert Wiepert reports Town Board discussions are continuing as the town's tentative $5.255 million budget nears completion.
Winter warm-up for Community Missions
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Last week, while walking through the Village of Lewiston, I experienced my first seasonal reminder that it was time to "Think warm." Hands in pockets, I started formulating my cold weather to-do list. Winter tires, replace seal on drafty window, buy my son, Liam, a new winter jacket.
Lew-Port Middle School PTSA seeks members
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
News from Lewiston-Porter Middle School finds the Lewiston-Porter Middle School PTSA, a volunteer organization comprised of parents, teachers and administrators, has returned for the 2014-15 school year.
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers sought for 2015 tax season
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is now seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season to help area taxpayers in need of assistance preparing and filing their tax returns. Last year, hundreds of volunteers helped prepare more 9,000 taxpayers across upstate New York, many of whom were seniors over the age of 60.
St. Peter teachers presenting science through STEM with interdisciplinary approach
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 06:55 am
Is it possible for science education to begin in the kitchen? How will craft store supplies help to teach Earth science?
A.G. Schneiderman announces murder conviction in 1979 Buffalo cold case
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 08:15 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the conviction of Michael Rodriguez for the 1979 murder of his estranged wife, Patricia Scinta Rodriguez.
GIFC holds open house
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:55 pm
The Grand Island Fire Co. presented commendations to those citizens who went above and beyond in the time of emergency.
3rd annual Haunted Weekend planned for both teens, children
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:50 pm
The Grand Island High School Art Club and the Grand Island Recreation Department will once again work together to put on a weekend of Halloween activities. Events for children, teens, and adults will take place on the weekend before Halloween at the Nike Base on Grand Island.
Small boy helps unearth historic stone from Island yard
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:45 pm
Caleb Armbruster has always been a "woods boy," said his grandmother, Cathy. As a baby, he suffered from colic, a condition that causes infants to cry excessively for hours at a time. "I took him to the woods, and he'd stop crying," she said.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Live fire demo highlights 2014 open house
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:40 pm
More than 1,500 Sidway Elementary school students and Fire Prevention Open House visitors flocked to Grand Island Fire Headquarters Thursday, Oct. 9, to learn more about their Grand Island Fire Co. volunteers, fire and emergency medical services equipment and overall operation procedures.
Wheatfield Lions slate free seniors breakfast
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:35 pm
The annual Town of Wheatfield Lions Club Senior Citizen Pancake Breakfast will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Henry Scibisz Five Senses Nature Park Clubhouse, located on Ward Road next to American Legion Post 1451.
Town of Niagara: Arguments break out at budget hearing
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:35 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board met Tuesday for a public hearing to approve the 2015 tentative budget, but the meeting was not without issues.
Wheatfield: Amendment to biosolids law halted following letter from Quasar
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:35 pm
A public hearing involving Quasar Energy Group began the Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.
NCSO Honor Guard presents colors at Bills game
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:35 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard was selected to present the colors for the Buffalo Bills-New England Patriots game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Oct. 12, the historic first game under the ownership of the Pegulas.
GNBC presents 'Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy'
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:30 pm
Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center will be transformed into a magical wonderland Saturday, Nov. 8, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. once again presents its annual "Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy."
Aquarium of Niagara Halloween event Saturday
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will host its annual "Halloween Happenings" celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the aquarium, 701 Whirlpool St. During special event hours, admission will be $5 per person, and children who dress as a sea creature will receive free admission.
Porter sets tire collection day
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Town of Porter announced a town-wide tire collection day will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Ransomville firehall, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road.
A little bit of Britain in Youngstown
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Mug & Musket Tavern, 418 Main St., Youngstown, offers a little bit of Britain this weekend, with members of the Niagara University cast of "Sweeney Todd" appearing at 8:30 p.m. Saturday to offer a show preview.
Obit: Richard J. Dobmeier
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Richard J. "Dick" Dobmeier, of Grand Island, passed away Sept. 28, 2014.
Walk-in flu clinics for area veterans scheduled
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Veterans enrolled in VA health care may obtain flu vaccines at upcoming walk-in clinics scheduled at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo: