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Lewiston Academy students at Business Blender
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Students from the Lewiston-Porter Academy of International Business and Finance met with the community on Thursday at a Business Blender presented by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Extension to offer backyard chicken classes
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
With the growing popularity of local food, people are becoming increasingly interested in raising their own chickens for eggs and meat. As fall and winter are the best times to prepare for new chickens, which are widely available in the spring, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County will offer a series of two classes on raising backyard chickens.
Filling the boot
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
On Sept. 18, members North Tonawanda Fire Department Local No. 1333 took to the intersection of Payne Avenue and Walck Road, boots in hand, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Fricano Primary School cited for 'exemplary reading program'
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
The staff and students of the Fricano Primary School in the Starpoint Central School District have received the International Literacy Association's Exemplary Reading Program Award.
NCCC recognizes Distinguished Student Scholars
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
Six new Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Oct. 17 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Iconic Falls sign turns 60
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
Six decades ago, a Niagara Falls icon was born.
McCormick running for Wheatfield supervisor
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
Gerald McCormick is pleased to announce his candidacy for Wheatfield town supervisor.
Distinguished Gentleman's Ride gives 'heave-ho' to prostate cancer
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:00 pm
On Sunday, Sept. 27, more than 30,000 smartly dressed gentlefolk in over 400 cities will straddle the saddles of their café racers, bobbers, scramblers and other marvelous custom motorcycles to raise awareness and help fund the cure for prostate cancer.
Obit: Sharon L. Bachert
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 01:25 pm
Grand Island resident Sharon L. Bachert entered into rest Sept. 22, 2015.
35th Rosary Crusade seeks world peace
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:55 pm
While some local Catholics are making the trek to join the crowds at one of the cities where Pope Francis will be speaking this week, many are making plans to attend a smaller, homier event.
Castellani gives back
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:40 pm
On Wednesday, the Father Joe Moreno Memorial Foundation proudly presented SuperMarket Liquors & Wines owner Christopher Castellani with an award for his dedication and generosity as a sponsor of the foundation's annual Walk to Remember.
Ortt delivers $15,000 to Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:15 pm
On Thursday, State Sen. Rob Ortt presented a ceremonial check to the Old Fort Niagara Association in the amount of $15,000. He secured the funding for Old Fort Niagara as part of this year's state budget.
Judi Shekoni talks 'Heroes Reborn,' Joanne's disdain for 'evos'
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 03:50 pm
On "Heroes Reborn," Judi Shekoni's character, Joanne, has horrifically lost her son - she believes to "evos," or evolved humans - and she's not in a good place. When the series begins, the former housewife is on a particular quest.
Niagara County phones back up and running
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 10:35 am
Niagara County government was advised, approximately 10 minutes ago, that phone service disrupted by an outage originating in Buffalo has now been restored.
Major phone outage impacting county government
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 10:20 am
Niagara County government is being impacted by a large-scale phone outage impacting across Western New York.
'Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance' brings 'Romeo & Juliet" to Buffalo, 600 US theaters
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 10:30 pm
"Romeo & Juliet," Shakespeare's classic tale of tragic romance as choreographed by Helgi Tomasson to music by Sergei Prokofiev, comes to life on the big screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, when the San Francisco Ballet's performance is shown in approximately 600 movie theaters nationwide.
Buffalo Sabres: Fan vote contest to determine goal song
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced an eight-song bracket challenge, presented by Tony Walker and Co., that will allow fans to vote on the team's official goal song for the 2015-16 season.
Partnership between Erie County DEP, health care facilities focuses on proper disposal of pharmaceuticals
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced a new, grant-funded partnership between the department and area health care facilities to better promote and assist in the safe disposal of pharmaceuticals through the medical care waste pharmaceutical disposal program.
'The Muppets' opens as Tuesday's No. 1 new series in adults 18-49, delivering a 2-year high for ABC in time period
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
Self-starting at 8 p.m. without a network lead-in, ABC's "The Muppets" opened as the season's No. 2 new show in adults 18-49 (2.8/10) - behind only Monday's big "Blindspot" premiere out of "The Voice" - pacing well ahead of its Tuesday series debut competition, with a 75 percent advantage over FOX's two-hour "Scream Queens" (1.6/5 from 8-10 p.m.) and 56 percent over CBS' "Limitless" (1.8/6 from 10-11 p.m.).
Club Sabres smartphone application available now
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has launched Club Sabres, a new smartphone application designed to engage young Sabres fans in an innovative way.
Bradt: Hold special meeting on $4.75m solar initiative
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
A North Tonawanda legislator who is also a professional accountant is calling on county lawmakers to authorize an alternative energy deal that, according to estimates, could generate at least $4.75 million revenue and credits for Niagara County over the next several years.
Sanctus Real to present 'Best Of Sanctus Real'
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
Sanctus Real will unveil "Best Of Sanctus Real," their last project with lead singer Matt Hammitt, on Oct. 9. Featuring 14 of the band's top hits over its 20-year career, the compilation also includes the newly released single "Longer Than A Lifetime."
Old Falls Street hosts 6th annual Oktoberfest
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
Raise your beer stein high and give "prost" to the sixth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest, from 1 to 8 pm. Saturday, Oct. 3, on Old Falls Street's middle block in downtown Niagara Falls. The German-themed event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public.
Health care decision-making subject of Oct. 15 program
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 03:50 pm
Do you know who will make health care decisions for you if you can't? It may not be who you think or would want to be making those decisions.
Krolick's fundraiser at Raintree Island Apartments supports Heart of Niagara
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 03:50 pm
Raintree Island Apartments will host a Krolick's chicken barbecue fundraiser event to benefit Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 26. The family-friendly event is open to the public and will take place on Raintree's grounds located at 103 Raintree Island in Tonawanda.
Artpark to debut 'Hay-Man Happening!' Oct. 3
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
Artpark has announced a new fall festival, "Hay-Man Happening!" will be held from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.
Niagara Falls Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians mark 40 years
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
Niagara Falls Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians are pleased to celebrate 40 years of friendship, unity and Christian charity Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary of the Cataract Church, 259 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. A dinner celebration will follow at the Niagara Falls Quality Hotel & Suites, 240 First St.
HAL welcomes John Zach and 'History of WNY Radio & Television'
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston will present "History of WNY Radio & Television." John Zach, author and WBEN 930-AM radio host, will present the history of the local broadcasting industry. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
Celebrate Catholic education in Niagara
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
On Monday, Oct. 26, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host the second annual "Celebrating Catholic Education in Niagara" dinner at Antonio's Banquet Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Dinner and the awards presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation 'Climb for Alexa' trip to Mount Kilimanjaro
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
On Saturday, Sept. 26, Chris Tybor, owner of ChrisFit, will embark on a trip of a lifetime to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Africa. As part of the trip, he'll raise money for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Fire engine rides, live burn demo highlight Upper Mountain open house
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 08:40 am
Fire engine rides, a live burn demonstration and hands-on challenges for attendees will join fire safety education and blood pressure checks on what promises to be an entertaining Saturday (Oct. 3), when the Upper Mountain Fire Co. holds its annual community open house.
Higgins fights to keep Kids Korner open at Buffalo VA
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 08:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is once again fighting to save the Kids Korner program at the VA Western New York Healthcare System, which set to expire at the end of 2015. In a letter to the House of Representatives Veterans' Affairs Committee, Higgins, Rep. Julia Brownley and other members are seeking reauthorization of VA Child Care pilot program in legislation extending Department of Veterans Affairs programs.
Erie County unemployment rate continues to decline
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 08:40 am
The New York State Department of Labor released the August unemployment report for counties across the state, revealing the unemployment rate in the Buffalo-Niagara region had fallen to 5.2 percent, while the unemployment rate in Erie County alone slipped to 5.1 percent, the lowest it has been in eight years.
An interview with Dan White of The Huntertones
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 11:00 pm
Founded out of Columbus, Ohio, The Huntertones are high-energy, horn-driven group of talented musicians now based out of Brooklyn.
Buffalo Zoofari shuttle will transport MASH patients during off-season
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo and MASH Urgent Care will expand their partnership to keep the Zoofari shuttle on the road during the winter months.
Cuomo announces 27 properties nominated to State and National Registers of Historic Places
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended the addition of 27 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The Jacksons to perform in Buffalo
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, welcomes The Jacksons at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
Duran Duran's 'Paper Gods' is band's highest-charting album on Billboard Top 200 in 22 years
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
"Paper Gods" - the new album from multiplatinum superstars Duran Duran - has bowed at No. 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart, with 25,000 units (24,000 in pure album sales). This is the British band's highest-charting album in 22 years - since its second self-titled album debuted at No. 7 in 1993.
WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T set to address community issues through technology
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong "hackathon" dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to faceoff to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13-hour period for the following local issues: housing/property blight, transportation and advocacy/public policy.
KeyBank donates books to Buffalo nonprofit The Teacher's Desk
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
The KeyBank Foundation announced it has donated 180 copies of the anti-bullying-themed children's book "Thank You Mr. Falker" to the nonprofit organization The Teacher's Desk in Buffalo. A copy of the book will be given to every WNY school served by The Teacher's Desk.