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Town Board notes 70th anniversary of Island Dispatch
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 07:05 pm
The Grand Island Town Board issued a proclamation on the 70th anniversary of the Island Dispatch.
GI Dance Center to welcome Flow40! to Island for workshops
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 07:00 pm
The Grand Island Dance Center, 2407 Grand Island Blvd., and the Lewiston Dance Center will host a Flow40 Dance Workshop at the GI location. All dancers of age in the community are invited to attend.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Gold, platinum sponsors announced for Citizen of the Year Awards
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:50 pm
Two Island companies will sponsor the upcoming Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for March 7, 2014
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:50 pm
The following incidents occurred from Feb. 24 to March 2, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 19 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 230 calls so far this year.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for March 7, 2014
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:50 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 151 calls from Feb. 22 to 28. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Above and Beyond: Your 911 call for help handled better than ever
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:45 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Communications Supervisor Steve Morgan reports that a new Intrado Power 911 system was placed in service at the Grand Island Fire Co. Dispatch Center on Feb. 27.
700 volunteers joined county fire service in '13
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Emergency Services has announced that more than 700 new recruits swelled the ranks of volunteer fire companies across Erie County during 2013. This influx of new volunteers came from across the county's 94 fire departments and will augment the more than 5,000-member strong volunteer firefighting force that currently serves Erie County's municipalities.

"One of the best ways an individual can become involved in their community and help to make it stronger is through public service, and I thank the volunteers who answered the call to perform this vital role," said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.

As snow and ice begin to melt, be on the lookout for what winter weather may leave behind
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:30 pm
Worn out by the winter weather? We all are. But don't let your guard down just yet. Now that the snow and ice are beginning to melt, turn your attention to your roof.
National Fuel warns customers of utility scams
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:30 pm
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. cautions customers to be aware of scammers acting as utility representatives, threatening service shutoff and demanding immediate payments. Utility customers should not respond to these calls, and they should contact National Fuel immediately to verify their account statuses.
Schneiderman, I-STOP allies call on federal government to rescind FDA approval of Zohydro ER
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to overturn the Food and Drug Administration's approval of Zohydro Extended Release (Zohydro ER).
Ceretto advocates for better services for developmentally disabled at Mental Hygiene Budget Conference Committee
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto worked with his Assembly and Senate colleagues on the Legislature's Joint Mental Hygiene Budget Conference Committee to follow-up on a commitment to deliver better services to the developmentally disabled and others in need.
Obit: John William Grimm
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:00 pm
John William Grimm, 60 of Elizabethtown, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
Obit: Virginia Schultz
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 06:00 pm
Virginia Schultz, 93, of Grand Island, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston.
Salvation Army TASC receives First Niagara grant
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 01:45 pm
The Salvation Army is the grateful beneficiary of a $7,500 grant awarded by the First Niagara Foundation. This grant will cover the expense of an instructor for the New York State Test Assessing Secondary Completion, formerly GED program.
Ceretto sees progress in expansion of aquarium and outdoor recreation in Niagara Falls
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, said he views the recent news of the expansion of the Aquarium of Niagara and recreational activities along the waterfront as a sign of the progress Niagara Falls has made in the three years since he took office. When completed, he said these expansions will provide more tourist attractions to keep visitors in the city longer, providing a boost to the various hospitality-related businesses in the city.

The projects are being supported by state investments through the "Buffalo Billion," the Power Proceeds Allocation Board and a $40 million economic development competition for Niagara Falls tourism.

Three additional acts added to May entertainment lineup at Seneca Casinos
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:40 pm
Seneca Casinos has announced even more superstar performances this May on top of an already popular lineup. Joining the schedule is Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca as well as Spirit of the West and a double-billing of Glass Tiger & Platinum Blonde at the Bear's Den Showroom in Niagara Falls.
Wanna go for a ride? Why dogs love car rides
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:40 pm
We've all seen it: a dog with his head tilted up, the breeze blowing through his fur, with an unmistakable look of pure joy on his face as he takes a ride in his favorite person's car. The sight is enough to bring a smile to anyone's face. Everyone can identify with that feeling of unadulterated bliss.
Niagara Falls City Council approves use of $250,000 in casino funds for Memorial's new Cardiac/Stroke Care Center
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's cardiac/stroke care center campaign received an important boost Monday with the approval of a $250,000 construction grant by the Niagara Falls City Council.
'Citi Presents A Very Special Performance From Coldplay' for Citi ThankYou card members at Sony Pictures Studios
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:30 pm
On Sunday, March 23, Citi ThankYou card members will exclusively enjoy "Citi Presents A Very Special Performance From Coldplay." This intimate concert at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles is one of Coldplay's first U.S. performances prior to the May 19 release of the band's sixth studio album, "Ghost Stories," via Parlophone/Atlantic Records.
R.E.M. go acoustic for the people on Record Store Day
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:30 pm
R.E.M. delivered two knockout performances on MTV's Grammy- and Emmy-winning "Unplugged" series, the first in 1991 and the other in 2001, giving them the unique distinction of being the only band to headline the series twice. Surprisingly, audio from both shows has never been available, making these some of the most demanded music in the R.E.M. vaults.
Niagara University professor partners with National Geographic on book
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:30 pm
It isn't every day that National Geographic comes calling to partner on an innovative geotourism book. Yet for Niagara University professor Jan van Harssel, Ph.D., that is exactly what happened.
Empire State College at Cheektowaga to hold information sessions
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:30 pm
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Suite 34 Cheektowaga.
Village of Lewiston: 19th annual Spring Fling is April 27
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring its 19th annual Spring Fling on Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Marilyn Toohey Park (next to the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.).
College students run coast to coast for a cure
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 10:50 am
As a fund raiser for the Ulman Cancer Fund, 30 students will be taking part in a 4,000 mile run across the country over a 42 day span starting in June. Local Niagara University student Leanne Stuck is one of the 30 embarking on this journey.
Sabres celebrate St. Patrick's day with authentic green jersey auction
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres are hosting an authentic green jersey auction to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Sabres players wore green jerseys during pregame warm-ups prior to the March 16 home game against the Montreal Canadiens. The jerseys are up for auction on the NHL.com auction site.
ABC's new summer reality series 'Rising Star' kicks off nationwide auditions Saturday, March 29
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
ABC's new series "Rising Star," which opens the gate to a new era in reality competition, kicks off its nationwide search for talent Saturday, March 29. The U.S. series is helmed by executive producers Ken Warwick ("American Idol") and Nicolle Yaron ("The Voice").
Nearly 250 Western New York nonprofits set to participate in 'Spring It On'
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
Nearly 250 nonprofit organizations are set to participate in the "Spring It On" campaign, the region's only 24-hour online fundraising event, Thursday, March 20 - the first day of spring.
Gary Tucker named Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
Gary C. Tucker, senior vice president - operations/chief operations officer at Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, has been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. The FACHE designation is the highest status in the professional society and recognizes excellence in health care management.
Summit Life Outreach Center hosts spring open house
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
Summit Life Outreach Center, located at 1622 Pine Ave., in Niagara Falls, is opening its doors to the community and its supporters Sunday, April 6, from 1-4 p.m.
NCIDA: Henry Sloma elected chairman of the board of directors
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors today elected Henry M. Sloma as chairman of the board at the agency's annual reorganizational meeting. Sloma previously served as chairman from April 2005 until January 2013.
John Mellencamp unveiled as first act for Seneca Casinos' 2014 'Summer Rush' concert series
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
A concert this good just can't wait. In advance of an April 2 announcement for a remarkable lineup of 2014 Summer Rush entertainment, Seneca Casinos unveils one of the many blockbuster concerts: rock superstar John Mellencamp performing Thursday, July 3, at 8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls.
Sabres recall Matt Hackett
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled goaltender Matt Hackett from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis.
Artpark & Company to participate in 'Spring It On' to support children's art programming
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
Artpark & Company Inc. has announced plans to participate in "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for profit organizations throughout Western New York with a unique one-day focus. Artpark & Company will focus efforts on raising funds to support children's art programming.
Harmonia hosts workshop
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
The Harmonia Chamber Singers, under the direction of Robert Pacillo, will lead an interactive workshop with Wilson High School singers (Claudia Andres, director) on Saturday, March 29, at Youngstown First Presbyterian Church.
'Crisis' is a fun ride of uncertainty, chaos
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 05:30 pm
Who, what, when, where, why and how - it's a journalist's call to action, and the exact set of questions "Crisis" viewers asked themselves following Sunday night's pilot.
'The Voice': Meet Team Adam
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 01:45 pm
"Battle Rounds" begin with previously named advisers Aloe Blacc, The Band Perry, Jill Scott and Miranda Lambert joining forces with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira to prepare teams for next phase of competition.
'The Voice': Meet Team Blake
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 01:45 pm
"Battle Rounds" begin with previously named advisers Aloe Blacc, The Band Perry, Jill Scott and Miranda Lambert joining forces with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira to prepare teams for next phase of competition.
'The Voice': Meet Team Shakira
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 01:45 pm
"Battle Rounds" begin with previously named advisers Aloe Blacc, The Band Perry, Jill Scott and Miranda Lambert joining forces with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira to prepare teams for next phase of competition.
'The Voice': Meet Team Usher
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 01:45 pm
"Battle Rounds" begin with previously named advisers Aloe Blacc, The Band Perry, Jill Scott and Miranda Lambert joining forces with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira to prepare teams for next phase of competition.
'The Voice' looks to take Kat, Paula to next level
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 12:50 pm
INTERVIEW: "The Voice" is a perfect fit for singers Kat Perkins and Paula DeAnda.
 


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