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Hardwick facilitates Grand Island hearing for ag district requests
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that, due to the volume of requests from Grand Island property owners to receive agricultural district status, he has arranged for the hearing to be held in the town. The county is holding the hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road.
Grand Island Nature Photo Contest underway
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Share your photographs of Grand Island's wildlife and environment in a local photo contest that will feature the animals, trees, insects and plants of the Island.
Salvation Army Tonawanda Corps Red Kettle kick-off Nov. 4
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
The Salvation Army will begin its Red Kettle campaign on Friday, Nov. 4, at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda.
Grand Island WWII vet going on Honor Flight
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 07:00 pm
A Grand Island veteran of World War II will get well-deserved recognition for his military service when he boards the Honor Flight on Saturday for the trip of a lifetime.
U.S. and Canada to play outdoors at 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:50 pm
The U.S. and Canada will make history when the two rivals battle outdoors at New Era Field in Orchard Park on Dec. 29, 2017, in a preliminary round game of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
Empire State Development announces schedule for REDC's presentations to strategic implementation assessment team
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:40 pm
Empire State Development on Friday announced the schedule for this year's Regional Economic Development Council presentations to the strategic implementation assessment team, which is led by Secretary of State Rossana Rosado.
Chris Tomlin's 'Unity' event draws thousands to sold-out venues, bringing all church streams together to pray for America
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:40 pm
Chris Tomlin's "Worship Night In America" was a powerful example of unity in this country, as the most diverse assembly of people - from every race, age, socioeconomic status, background and region - came together Tuesday night to pray for America.
Cuomo announces grand opening of Platter's Chocolate Factory in Western New York
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the grand opening of a new, $1.3 million chocolate factory in Niagara County. Platter's Chocolates, a family-owned business since 1938, relocated to the historic Wurlitzer building in North Tonawanda to expand its production lines, packaging capabilities, and offer culinary tours to visitors.
Niagara University's education programs praised by Corporation for National and Community Service
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:25 pm
When the Corporation for National and Community Service named Niagara University to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 10th straight year, it also recognized NU for its commitment to improving educational outcomes for children and youth in pre-kindergarten through college.
Niagara Falls: It's your action plan
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department (CD) is excited to start gathering public comments for our 2017 action plan. Through participatory budgeting, we will decide how to best use United States Department of Housing and Urban Development funds, together.
It's 'The Chew's" 'Ultimate Spooktacular,' kicking off a week of fall fun in November sweeps
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:20 pm
What classic TV personalities will "The Chew" co-hosts portray on Halloween? Find out on Monday, Oct. 31, when ABC's Emmy Award-winning "The Chew" co-hosts, Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz, celebrate Halloween in hilarious style.
7 remaining celebrities compete on a special Halloween-themed 'Dancing with the Stars'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:20 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" treats viewers to a frightfully delightful night filled with chilling performances on Monday, Oct. 31 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT).
43North: Cuomo announces $1 million grand prizewinner
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 12:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced Oncolinx as the winner of the 43North $1 million grand prize.
Mark Briglio named president of Lewiston Kiwanis Club
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:50 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club announced Mark Briglio was recently installed as the president of the club for 2016-17. He previously served as the vice president and president-elect.
Obit: Lee A. Wroblewski
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
Lee A. Wroblewski, 64, of Otto, died July 18, 2016, at her home.
Erie County urges NY to go forward with 'open road tolling'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
The Erie County Legislature's Majority Caucus unanimously approved a resolution in support of upgrading the entire New York State Thruway system to electronic tolls, which would allow motorists to pass through more easily. Cars and trucks would be tolled through a high-speed EZ-Pass system that doesn't require stopping.
Grand Island reaches settlement with TWC
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
Councilwoman Bev Kinney announced at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting an agreement with Time Warner that will settle a lengthy impasse.
Grand Island Board of Education: Study of municipal broadband discussed
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:00 am
The Board of Education heard a proposal to fund a study on whether municipal broadband would make sense for Grand Island.
GI Lions Club to mark 60th anniversary
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For 60 years, Grand Island has had a special friend working on its behalf to create a better life for those less fortunate in the community.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 19
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the excitement is building for the fifth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.
A musical history of the Civil War
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For a tuneful glimpse into the music of the Civil War, mark your calendars for Nov. 3 and plan to be at Historic Trinity Church before the start of the 7 p.m. program.
River Lea to look like 'Christmas in Williamsburg'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:30 am
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold holiday luncheons at the historic River Lea farmhouse in Beaver Island State Park. See River Lea decked out to the theme "Christmas in Williamsburg."
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to honor four
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:15 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will hold its annual dinner and installation of officers at the Rescue Firehall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda, on Nov. 10.
Niagara Small Business Development Center to present free business workshop
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:15 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, Greater Lockport Development Corporation and Lockport Main Street will present a free business workshop titled, "Moving your business forward."
Delivering more than meals: Twin Cities Meals on Wheels recognized for service to others
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
Twin Cities Meals on Wheels, formerly known as North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels, opened its doors Saturday to reveal a new name change, as well as to give elected officials and community members an inside look into the everyday operations.
Community comes together in preparation for Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the Niagara Electric Lights Parade will soon be kicking off local celebrations.
Youngstown Garden Club news
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 07:00 pm
The Youngstown Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St. Colleen Gaskill, CNLP, a landscape design specialist, will present the program "Garden Paths."
Driver pleads not guilty in Wheatfield fatal crash
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
Twenty-year-old Carly Marrs of North Tonawanda, whose vehicle struck and killed two teenagers walking along Shawnee Road, plead not guilty Oct. 26 at the Town of Wheatfield Court.
Ribbon-cutting at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens celebrates extensive restoration, kicks off new exhibits
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens President and CEO David Swarts, members of the Botanical Gardens board of directors, members of the Erie County Department of Public Works, elected officials, and gardens enthusiasts Thursday to celebrate a lengthy list of extensive upgrades and improvements to historic houses 2 and 3 with a ribbon-cutting at the site.
Star-studded ESW wrestling event to be held in Niagara Falls
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
Empire State Wrestling returns to Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls, on Saturday, Nov. 25, for a card featuring former WWE Superstars Hardcore Holly and Santino Marella, as well as current TNA superstar Braxton Sutter and "Cruiserweight Classic" participant Tyson Dux.
Heart Center of Niagara to expand diagnostic services
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
The new camera will equip a second cardiac stress-testing lab at the heart center and is part of a $320,000 expansion that will include expanded echocardiography capabilities.
Niagara University ROTC program places in top 10% on Outcome Metrics List
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:50 pm
Niagara University's Army ROTC program placed in the top 10 percent on the National Accessions Outcome Metrics List, based on results released Oct. 20 by the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
Interview: Gabriel Luna offers hell of a good performance as Robbie Reyes, Ghost Rider on 'SH.I.E.L.D.'
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 05:35 pm
Driving his 1969 Dodge Charger - the "Hell Charger" - Robbie Reyes and his flame-glowing-skull alter ego have teamed up with S.H.I.E.L.D. in search of a mystical book, and to take down a mysterious ethereal enemy.
Interview: Steve Vai to perform 'Passion and Warfare' live at The Riv
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 05:50 pm
On Saturday, Steve Vai will perform his 1990 album "Passion and Warfare," from top to bottom, at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Interview: Former 'The Voice' standout Caitlin Caporale releases new single, 'Guarded Heart'
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 05:20 pm
Caitlin Caporale was one of "The Voice's" competitors in season eight, which aired in 2015. She famously performed a few bars of "Impossible" with Christina Aguilera - sitting in the coach's red chair, no less - before working with Pharrell and receiving guidance from Lionel Richie.
Cuomo announces $5 million to continue successful 43North competition
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 04:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced $5 million to continue the successful 43North startup competition in Western New York in 2017.
Empower announces board appointments
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 04:35 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, has announced the election of three new members of the board of directors:
'Hockey Fights Cancer Night' in Buffalo slated for Oct. 27
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will again take part in the NHL Hockey Fights Cancer program, presented by Roswell Park Cancer Institute, during the team's home game Saturday, Oct. 27 (7 p.m.), against the Minnesota Wild.
Disney begins production on new 'Muppet Babies' series
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 03:50 pm
Disney has begun production on a reimagined "Muppet Babies" television series, which chronicles the playroom antics of the beloved Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Miss Nanny.
Cuomo announces groundbreaking clinical trial of Cuban-developed lung cancer treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute will launch a groundbreaking clinical trial of CIMAvax-EGF - a Cuban-developed lung cancer treatment.