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Oscar telecast down 16 percent from 2014
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 11:00 am
While nearly 37 million people watched the Academy Awards on ABC Sunday, the show garnered its lowest viewer turnout in six years. This year's ceremony was down 16 percent from last year's event.
Give parties a boost with gourmet cheese
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:35 pm
There's more to Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese than you may have considered. While delicious grated over pasta, it also can be served on its own or paired with other flavors to help liven up the table at a party.
NYSDOT reminder: Don't plow snow into roads
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:35 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation reminds property owners that, during the winter months, snow and ice should not be pushed into the road or piled on or along highways. This action is potentially hazardous for pedestrians and motorists, and is against state law.
Allstate offers tips to prevent frozen and bursting pipes during frigid winter
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:10 pm
Arctic air is bringing record lows and hard freezes across much of New York, including many areas not accustomed to the winter chill. But there are things one can do to protect home and property during cold weather.
Program for jump-starting small businesses focus of Daemen lecture
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:10 pm
"Straight Talk," which for nearly 20 years has provided education, training, counseling and networking opportunities to local small business owners and entrepreneurs, will be highlighted at the Daemen College Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series at 5 p.m. March 5 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.
Celebrating 25 years of smoke-free US flights, American Lung Association calls for comprehensive smoke-free laws
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:05 pm
Through the passage of groundbreaking legislation championed by the American Lung Association and its partners, U.S. airline passengers have been breathing smoke-free air for the past 25 years.
DEC announces state of Lake Ontario meetings
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
The public will have the opportunity to learn about the state of Lake Ontario fisheries at public meetings held in Monroe, Niagara and Oswego counties in March.
Oscars: 'Birdman' bests 'Boyhood'
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:35 am
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" took Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards.
Ortt: Protect victims, schools from sexual predators
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Robert Ortt has announced legislation (S.2069) that will prohibit sex offenders from living near schools or in close proximity to their victims.
Sabres Green Team to host 'Shredding Day' March 7
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team, in conjunction with First Niagara Bank and Shred-it, will partner to host a "Shredding Day" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, at First Niagara Bank in Depew, 1455 French Road.
Sabres recall defensemen McCabe, Pysyk
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres recalled defensemen Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Bouquets of Hope runs March 4-7
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
Welcome spring with a bouquet of fresh flowers March 4-7 during the 29th annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale.
WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party returns to Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
More than 2,500 guests will fill The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., for the 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The event begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.
Small section of The Ice at Canalside to temporarily close for repair
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 10:40 am
Effective today, a crew will be on hand to repair a small section of The Ice at Canalside (approximately 2 percent of the 33,000-square-foot skating surface). The majority of the ice will remain open and available for public skating and other activities with the complete schedule available at www.canalsidebuffalo.com.
Senior Citizen of the Year nominations sought
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Office for the Aging is seeking nominations for Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year. Each year, the office recognizes a senior who is an integral part of the community, giving back and serving residents of all ages.
'Winter Safety Day,' 'The Ultimate Fitness Challenge' at The Ice at Canalside
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 12:55 pm
Learn how to be safe in this extreme winter weather. "Winter Safety Day," presented by Cleve Hill Auto and Tire, will be an afternoon learning experience on how to keep comfortable behind the wheel when faced with a challenging situation and performing outdoor activities.
Super Bowl DWI crackdown
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 12:55 pm
Between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Niagara Falls Police Department, North Tonawanda Police Department, New York State Park Police, Lockport Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Town of Niagara Police Department and Somerset Police Department all participated in a "Super Bowl DWI Crackdown Enforcement."
Melloni's a U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon winner
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 09:00 am
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Melloni's Market Place of Youngstown as a winner in its annual Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards, a program that recognizes companies for success and innovation and for contributions to economic growth and free enterprise.
Village of Lewiston seeks funding to keep Fourth of July fireworks
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston may be forced to offer less bang for the buck come Fourth of July.
New Lewiston Police Department clerk
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 08:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department has announced Katelyn Allan is the new police clerk.
Robert Moses reconfiguration moving forward
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:05 am
A hybrid of the three viable Robert Moses Parkway North redesign alternatives was presented Thursday to residents, local business and tourism leaders, and elected leaders inside the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
And winter continues ...
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
What has now become the winter of discontent for many continues seemingly unabated in the Buffalo-Niagara area.
Lewiston Town Board schedules special election
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
On Nov. 26, Town of Lewiston Receiver of Taxes and Assessments Joan Brandel Stephens retired after 33 years of dedicated service to the Town of Lewiston. Since her departure, the tax/water office has continued to provide the same efficient, friendly and professional service as it did under her leadership.
Paid summer internships offered by NYPA foundation
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
The New York Press Association Foundation reminds students that the application deadline is fast approaching for its paid summer internship program. The program gives qualified college students the opportunity to hone their skill sets in preparation for a career in community journalism.
Active Lewiston No. 1 seeks new members
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:30 am
Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 was dispatched Feb. 7 on a report of a possible fire inside the wall of a residence on North Seventh Street (pictured).
Nominate your favorite fish fry restaurant and win one for yourself
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:25 am
Niagara Frontier Publications is hosting its fourth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donates to Ransomville pantry; awards Kiwanian of the Year
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:20 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a canned food drive during the month of January to benefit the Ransomville Food Pantry. Members brought canned goods to their weekly meetings and President Marty Pauly held all the donations until the drive was over.
Ninth annual Art of Beer at NACC
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:15 am
Tired of winter? How about some brews, food, music and art for a good cause? The Art of Beer - the annual fundraiser for the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center - returns from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.
GI Women's Golf Association to celebrate 50th anniversary
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
The Grand Island Women's Golf Association held its organizational meeting Jan. 28. Maureen Steck, president, presided. The golf schedule and activities for the 2015 season were discussed and finalized.
Construction ahead
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
Town Supervisor Mary Cooke reports the New York State Thruway Authority will rehabilitate the Bedell Road Bridge over the I-190 on Grand Island.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Groundbreaking of facility upgrade at child care center set for April
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
It's a familiar Grand Island landmark - that pretty brick church at the corner of Staley and Stony Point Roads. Soon to upgrade its appearance, St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church will add more space to its well-loved child care center, expanding a ministry to Grand Island children and their families that began in 1991.
Why license your dog?
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
The Grand Island town clerk's office reports that, under New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, Article 7, it is mandatory for all dogs over the age of four months to be licensed and have current rabies shots in the state of New York.
Boy Scouts celebrate Scout Sunday at St. Stephen Church
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Scout Sunday for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts was celebrated at the 9 a.m. Mass Feb. 8 at St. Stephen R.C. Church.
'Lost' hydrants problem for Island firefighters
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reported that Grand Island Firefighters responding to fire emergencies can be severely handicapped by heavy snowfalls, which have recently buried many local hydrants.
Above and Beyond: Island firefighters prepare for ice rescue emergencies
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Being "surrounded" by the Niagara River is nothing new to Grand Islanders, but freezing winter temps pose unique problems for fire company rescue personnel handling an offshore emergency, according to Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski.
Before the Bridges: When ferry boats plied the river
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Shirley Kreger Luther was with the first group to walk over the North Grand Island Bridge on wooden planks during the final phase of construction in 1934, before the bridge was even open to traffic.
Islanders Bailey, Sugar wed
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Carissa M. Bailey, 26, and Robert E. Sugar, 28, were joyfully united in marriage Jan. 2, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, witnessed by close family and friends.
Niagara-Wheatfield searches for new superintendent
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
The staff of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District met in the Adult Learning Center at Niagara-Wheatfield High School Wednesday, Feb. 12, to discuss the search for the new superintendent.
WBA officers inducted
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
The Honorable Sara Sheldon, Niagara County Judge, swore in the 2015 officers and board members of the Wheatfield Business Association at its Jan. 26 meeting.
Four area Scouts achieve rank of Eagle Scout
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
Boy Scout Troop 824 announced that four members of their Troop recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
 

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