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Massive marketing campaign underway to continue momentum for 'The Blacklist'
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 05:45 pm
NBC is waging a comprehensive marketing campaign to ensure the continued awareness for its No. 1 drama series, "The Blacklist," which kicks off its second season at 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.
New film 'Holy Ghost' poised to disrupt entertainment industry business model
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 05:45 pm
Wanderlust Productions - the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy "Finger of God," "Furious Love" and "Father of Lights" - is poised to disrupt the entertainment industry's long-established business model on Sept. 6 with the 48-hour world premiere of its documentary film "Holy Ghost."
Congressman Brian Higgins presents Sgt. Benjamin H. Benally with Purple Heart
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Army veteran Sgt. Benjamin Benally with the Purple Heart for injuries sustained while serving in Afghanistan.
Bailey O'Riley's officially open for business
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 05:15 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bailey O'Riley's Village Pub, which recently opened for business at 840 Center St. Local business owners and elected leaders welcomed owner Chris MacKenzie and his family to Lewiston.
Buffalo to host NHL Combine in 2015 and 2016
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 03:35 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres announced the NHL Combine will move to Buffalo in 2015 and 2016, with the event being held at First Niagara Center and the soon-to-be-completed HARBORCENTER complex across from the arena.
Grand Island: Miniature-golf tournament has more than $500 in prizes
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 11:25 am
The Grand Island Fun Center is calling Buffalo's best miniature golfers for its second annual mini golf tournament on Aug. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Golfers will tee off and compete for more than $500 in cash and prizes.
Lewiston: Ross to host public meeting on radio tower
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 11:25 am
Lewiston residents have expressed concerns over a fire and police radio tower resulting from a federal radio narrowbanding mandate. As such, Niagara County Legislature Chairman William L. Ross will hold a meeting Wednesday to get answers to the public's questions.

Ross said the community meeting, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Upper Mountain Fire Co., 839 Moyer Road, will bring county officials involved in the sighting decisions for the radio tower network, including County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz, to meet with local residents, firefighters and the general public.

Niagara University 'SPIN sessions' set to showcase faculty talents
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 11:25 am
Niagara University is putting a new spin on thought-provoking presentations.
Boyz II Men concert to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 11:25 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, hosts Boyz II Men Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets, $60, $50 and $40, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
Michael McDonald closes biggest Artpark 'Tuesdays' season
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 03:50 pm
Michael McDonald will co-headline the final "Tuesdays in the Park" concert on Aug. 26. The singer with the distinctive baritone voice was the top draw in 2005 - the first year Artpark & Company went all-out to bring top talent to Lewiston - and drew more than 12,000 for a second appearance in 2008.
NCCC Culinary Institute sponsors Peach Festival taste-off
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 03:00 pm
Niagara County Community College has long supported the Lewiston Kiwanis Club and the Niagara County Peach Festival. Now that NCCC's Culinary Institute is up and running - and garnering praise for its offerings - the timing was right for the downtown Niagara Falls campus to sponsor the annual Peach Festival peach recipe contest taste-off.
Peach Festival recipe contest, parade offer great prizes to applicants
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:55 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival, Sept. 5-7, is only three weeks away. Make sure you are prepared for one of the area's most highly anticipated events of the year.
May we introduce you to Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces, Etc.?
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:55 pm
Center and North Fourth streets is quickly becoming the Village of Lewiston's coolest corner.
GIHS is People's Choice at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Grand Island High School students took home the People's Choice award and a third-place yellow ribbon from the Chalk Walk competition at the Lewiston Art Festival Saturday.
Grand Island Town Board: Two proclamations issued at meeting
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:40 pm
The Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Aug. 16 National Airborne Day in the town during its meeting Monday and encouraged Islanders to observe and commemorate the event.
Town of Grand Island calls results of new recycling program 'fantastic'
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:30 pm
The Grand Island Town Board has called the results of the first month of use with the new 95-gallon wheeled recycling carts "fantastic."

In a press release to the media this week, the board said the amount of recycling by Grand Islanders in the first month of using the carts that were delivered in May by Republic Services has increased.

Buffalo Division Manager Terry Schweitzer and Municipal Services Manager Terry Grady of Republic Services met recently with the Town Board to review the recycling numbers and the overall program, the statement said. According to the town, when compared to the same time period last year, the Grand Island recycling rate has increased by more than 30 percent.

Grand Island Town Board: Contractors complain about draft law
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:30 pm
Island contractors showed up at Town Hall Monday to criticize a proposed local law that one called "blue collar vs. white collar."

A public hearing at the monthly Town Board meeting was attended by many of Grand Island's contractors, who gave input on Local Law Intro No. 13 of 2014 that would amend chapter 407 of the town code to allow contractor maintenance yards as a special use in certain residential districts, subject to certain conditions.

Just before taking public comments, Town Supervisor Mary Cooke said, "What's currently going on in town right now may not all be legal, and we're trying to figure out a way to allow someone who has a small operation to be able to work in their property that they have without disrupting their entire neighborhood so that we don't get complaints from people who say, 'I live in a residential neighborhood. I didn't sign up for this.' "

Grand Island Board of Education: Another assistant principal departs GIHS for better job
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:30 pm
During the Monday evening meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education, trustees heard reports on a variety of topics, including some important staffing changes. Dr. Andrés Arroyo is leaving his position as assistant principal of Grand Island High School to become principal at Newfane High School. Arroyo has served Grand Island for the past seven years and earned his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

His resignation comes close behind that of Assistant Principal Michael Lauria, who left his job earlier this summer to become principal at Springville High School. Administrators acted quickly to search for and to hire replacements for Arroyo and Lauria, and high school Principal Dan Quartley introduced the new staff to the Board of Education at Monday's meeting. They are T. Michael Carter and Corey Gray.

Not in my town
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday did some final tweaking on its biosolids law to ensure that Quasar won't be injecting its equate, which includes treated human waste, into town farm fields.
We're going to need a bigger week: ABC announces return of 'Shark Tank Week'
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
ABC'S hit series "Shark Tank," fresh from a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Program, is eating up ABC's primetime schedule with the return of the popular "Shark Tank Week," beginning Sunday, Sept. 7, at 10 p.m. "Shark Tank Week" will conclude Friday, Sept. 12, gearing up for the special two-hour season six premiere Friday, Sept. 26 (8-10:01 p.m.), on ABC.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council: 2014 progress report, priority projects for round four
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has approved its 2014 progress report and endorsed the council's list of priority projects for round four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council process. The progress report, including the list of priority projects for the five-county region composed of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara, was submitted to New York ahead of the Aug. 15 deadline.

"I am very pleased to note that, throughout the year, Western New York and our council have continued to build upon the significant progress in implementing core and sector strategies," said Satish Tripathi, WNYREDC co-chair and University at Buffalo president. "It is clearly evident that Western New York truly is moving the needle on all of our economic growth indicators. Going forward with round four of the Regional Council initiative, we anticipate that the state will recognize and celebrate the transformative work that is occurring across our region."

Tweedie named interim director at Niagara Cerebral Palsy
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
Rita Tweedie, chief fiscal officer of Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will serve as the interim CEO/executive director for the organization. This comes after current CEO John Reardon's mid-August departure to relocate out of the area.
In memory of Robin Williams, special presentations of 'Aladdin' to air on Disney channels
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
In fond remembrance of one of the world's most beloved actors, Robin Williams, Disney's animated movie "Aladdin" will be presented on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. Williams voiced the 1992 film's treasured character, Genie.
Lewiston practice joins HEALTHeLINK
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Lewiston-based Women's Medicine of Niagara is the latest health care organization to join HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's clinical information exchange.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' welcomes Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Hugh Jackman
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show next week.
National Grid-sponsored camp opens girls' eyes to STEM professions
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
According to US2020, there will be 1.2 million job openings in the U.S. in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields by 2018, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them.
Chef Gordon Ramsay opens the doors of 'Hell's Kitchen'
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Host, executive producer and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay fires up a brand-new season of "Hell's Kitchen" with a special, two-hour season 13 premiere airing Wednesday, Sept. 10 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
Lewiston Town Board covers host of items
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Supervisor Dennis Brochey and Lewiston Town Board members moved on setting the process toward filling an open position on the board and accepted the retirement of a long-time, popular Town Hall figure at Monday's work session.
NCCC Foundation elects 2014-15 board of directors
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation Inc. has elected its 2014-15 board of directors. Jerald I. Wolfgang of Lewiston was named chairman of the NCCC Foundation board.
Lewiston Garden Club announces GardenFest scholarship winners
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Thanks to a successful GardenFest this summer, three students have earned scholarships from the Lewiston Garden Club.
Macaulay performs at Lewiston Assembly of God
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Dan Macaulay, a Canadian-born singer and songwriter now living in Williamsville, does not want his moving vocals to make you take note of his skill, but rather the messages he is conveying through his powerful song lyrics.
State physicians, public health officials launch 'Immunize NY'
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The World Health Organization estimates vaccination prevents 2.5 million deaths each year. In an effort to address the rise of preventable diseases due to lack of immunization, New York physicians and public health officials have launched a program to encourage New Yorkers to be vigilant in keeping their immunizations up-to-date.
Magic group 'The Illusionists' to perform during 'America's Got Talent' live results show
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The last quarterfinal round of "America's Got Talent" before the semifinals begin is set to feature a performance by three magicians from the critically acclaimed "The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible." Kevin James, Dan Sperry and Adam Trent will entertain America with a showcase of illusion during the live results show Wednesday (9 p.m.) from Radio City Music Hall.
Syfy's 'Helix' infects Steven Weber and Matt Long
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Syfy announced Steven Weber ("Wings") and Matt Long ("Mad Men") have joined the cast of its mysterious viral thriller "Helix."
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 2015 community arts, arts education, individual artist grants available for Erie, Niagara
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. has announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants in Erie and Niagara counties.
Keeping beauty alive
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Dave Haseley is one of the Town of Niagara Highway Department workers who are making sure the hanging baskets and pots of flowers along Military Road that were installed by the town's Beautification Committee remain lush and beautiful with regular watering.
Obit: Genevieve Weber
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Genevieve (née Gelia) Weber, entered into rest July 31, 2014, at the age of 87.
Obit: Elizabeth Baker
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Elizabeth Baker of Dania Beach, Florida, died Aug. 2, 2014 at what she called "the wonderful age of 94."
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Aug. 8, 2014
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The following incidents occurred from July 28 to Aug. 3, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 26 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 876 calls so far this year, 50 more than at the same point a year ago.
 


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