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Buffalo Sabres select Sam Reinhart second overall in NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres selected center Sam Reinhart (Kootenay - WHL) with the second overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft Friday. He is the team's first-ever second overall pick and the highest selection for the club since it picked Pierre Turgeon first overall in 1987.

Born in North Vancouver, B.C., Reinhart comes from a long line of hockey players in his family.

Fundraiser to aid boxer
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:35 am
Eleven-year-old Emily "Noodle" Cooper will represent Casal's Boxing Club at the National Golden Girls Boxing Championships July 7-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Covanta Niagara makes major contribution to NCCC
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:35 am
Covanta Niagara presented $250,000 to Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek and several members of the NCCC board of trustees, NCCC Foundation board of directors, and NCCC distinguished alumnus State Sen. George Maziarz Tuesday evening.
Google Lewiston
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:30 am
Google Maps photographers are headed to the Village of Lewiston. They'll bring their "Street View" technology to the streets and businesses Thursday, July 10.
Down syndrome fundraiser at Porter on the Lake
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:30 am
Come to Porter on the Lake, Dietz Road in Youngstown, for a great "Sunday fun day," July 13, to raise money for The Family and Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for June 20, 2014
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:00 am
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 214 calls from June 7 to 13. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Annual Father's Day Lawn Mower Races held on West River
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:00 am
On Saturday, June 14, the annual Father's Day Lawn Mower Race and Classic Car Show took place along the West River to support Grand Island Relay For Life. This family-friendly event, founded by Islander Floyd Doring even had a race category for push mowers for the younger race fans.
Environmental PhotoVoice project underway
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 11:55 pm
An Island group is seeking to explore environmental issues on the Island through the medium of photography.

The Grand Island PhotoVoice project began Wednesday night at St. Timothy Lutheran Church with an introductory meeting attended by more than a dozen people. The GI version of the PhotoVoice tool is meant to express viewpoints of community members regarding their health and environment in the wake of the 2013 conviction of Tonawanda Coke for polluting and violating the federal Clean Air Act.

Kim Yaeger, a facilitator and member of the St. Timothy congregation, will collect photo submissions from the community that address how the outdoor environment improves, threatens or harms health and quality life.

From the Desk of the Supervisor: Fishing, concerts, celebrations planned
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 11:55 pm
Happy summer, Grand Island!

Enjoy free fishing (no license required) at Fisherman's Landing at the South Grand Island Bridge on Saturday, June 28, in a contest sponsored by the Recreation Department from 8 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded on July 1 at 2 p.m. More information is available on the "Recreation" page of the town website at gigov.com.

Summer concerts under the Grand Island Rotary Club Gazebo in the Town Commons begin on Tuesday, July 1, and run through Aug. 12. This year, two will be held at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa: July 8 and July 22. The schedule is on the town's websitegigov.com and in the Island Dispatch. Hope to see you out enjoying some live music!

Miracle League Volunteers build new playground
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 11:55 pm
The Miracle League of Grand Island and WNY is saying "Thank you" to the scores of volunteers who went to work on Father's Day weekend at Veterans Park to build the latest addition to the baseball complex for the disabled.
GIHS student to play with BPO
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 11:55 pm
Alexander Cousins of Grand Island will join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert July 1 at Knox Farm in East Aurora.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for June 20, 2014
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 11:55 pm
The following incidents occurred from June 9 to 15, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 37 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 655 calls so far this year. The GIFC responded to 576 calls at this time last year.
Public hearing set for parks maintenance building
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 11:50 pm
The process of building a new million-dollar storage and maintenance building for Veterans Park is underway.

At its meeting Monday, the Grand Island Town Board set a public hearing for Monday, July 7, at 8 p.m. in Town Hall to consider an application by Russell Certo to rezone 1881 Bedell Road from R1D to M2 for the purpose of constructing the maintenance building.

Board members held a meeting with Bedell Road residents May 21, where they explained the town would lease the property with an option to later buy it at an estimated cost of $1.2 million. The lease-and-buy option would allow the town to avoid prevailing wage laws and save 20 percent on the overall cost of the project.

Scott Stapp shows 'Proof of Life' in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 11:00 pm
Scott Stapp performed songs from his new album, "Proof of Life," and a number of hit Creed songs at a solo concert inside the Seneca Niagara Casino's Bears Den in Niagara Falls.
Mark Daul: Camping with sneaky thieves
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:30 pm
The picture you see here is a 'coon drinking the sweet water from the hummingbird feeder on my back porch. It had been hanging there for about three to four weeks, and when the hummingbirds came back it was a happy feeder.
Equate still dominates Wheatfield meetings
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:20 pm
Although Wheatfield's proposed ban on equate is not ready for a vote, anti-Quasar activists continue to make sure the Town Board doesn't forget their stance.
Power bill increases drain finances
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:20 pm
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is offering tips to those who have been affected by increased electrical bills.
Gillibrand, Higgins announce legislation to reauthorize Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:05 pm
Standing along the western terminus of the Erie Canal, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins announced introduction of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act (HR 4641), a bill to extend the canalway's authorization for the next 15 years.
Schneiderman announces program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the launch of the New York state mortgage assistance program, or NYS MAP, which will provide small loans to families struggling to avoid foreclosure. The loans will assist families in securing mortgage modifications and result in more families staying in their homes.

The program is an enhancement to the attorney general's homeowner protection program, which provides struggling borrowers with free legal and housing counseling services, and has served more than 28,000 homeowners across the state since the launch of the program in October of 2012.

Borrowers can apply beginning Oct. 15.

Buffalo's National Garden Festival: Open gardens return to Niagara County
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Buffalo's National Garden Festival is now in its fifth year and once again features a group of outstanding private gardens to visit on your own on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the month of July.
Niagara hospice awarded accreditation
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Niagara Hospice's dedication to providing the highest level of care was recently recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.
World Cup soccer fun comes to Niagara Falls, USA
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and its partner, Global Spectrum, today announced Tuesday's World Cup game featuring U.S.A. versus Belgium will be broadcast live on Old Falls Street.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel enlivens downtown Niagara Falls with outdoor entertainment
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The outdoor area surrounding Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls will have a high-energy vibe on weekends this summer.
Grant funding available for home repairs in rural areas
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The Niagara County Community Action Program Inc. announces the availability of grant funds for home repair, open to qualified Niagara County residents who own their homes and reside in rural areas of the county.
Student, teachers, board members thanked for service
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The June 18 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting was a night of "beginnings and endings, from celebrating retirees and graduates to welcoming aspiring youth."
N-W area authors offer summer reading
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
David H. Brown of Sanborn has a new mystery in print, while Dr. Erwin Brese of Town of Niagara has a second printing in progress of his spiritual journey book.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for June 26, 2014
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between June 11 and 23.
Take a wedding plunge
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 04:55 pm
Adventurous couples seeking a unique wedding photo location need not look any further. Imagine starring down Class VI rapids as you and your wedding party have the big day captured like no one ever has.

The new Niagara Jet Adventure and Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. are looking for a couple to "take the plunge" this summer.

Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls doubleheader
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 04:55 pm
The internationally ranked Lake Effect Furies look to solidify their Women's Flat Track Derby Association playoff bid against Cleveland's Burning River Roller Girls, while the Queen City Junior Roller Girls welcome Ithaca's League of Junior Rollers in a roller derby double-header Saturday.
Canalside announces final two concerts of 2014 summer season
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 04:00 pm
Canalside announces its final two concerts of the 2014 summer season. Moby will perform a free Thursday concert Aug. 14 at 6 p.m., and Foster the People will perform a ticketed concert Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

For information on Canalside Concerts or to purchase tickets, visit www.canalsidebuffalo.com.

Wound Center of Niagara earns RestorixHealth excellence award
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 04:00 pm
RestorixHealth, a management company that develops and operates wound care centers of excellence nationwide, is pleased to announce The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of the newly launched Wound Center of Excellence award.
Interview: A revealing Phillip Phillips brings better songs to Artpark
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 01:00 pm
Phillip Phillips has taken us behind the light, which is the name of his new sophomore album, to expose what was hidden in the shadows. What we find, if we turn off the spotlight - forget about "Idol" and the song featured across television - is a singer/songwriter who is crafting authentic, anthemic, emotionally charged alt-rock songs that are just plain good.
Cuomo announces expansion of Diversified Manufacturing, retention of 130 jobs
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday the completion of an expansion project by Diversified Manufacturing, a manufacturing and engineering services firm in Lockport, which will facilitate the retention of 130 jobs. The nearly $5 million project was supported by $450,000 in funding from the New York Power Authority.
State Firemen's Association urges New Yorkers to leave fireworks to professionals
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 07:00 am
With Independence Day right around the corner, it's important to keep safety a top priority during the upcoming holiday celebrations.
Return to 'Summer of '69'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will bring back Lewiston's own 1960s rock musicians and friends for the 10th annual "Summer of '69" concert Friday, July 11. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center and South Fourth streets).
Summer children's programs at History Center of Niagara
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:15 pm
For four weeks in July and August, the History Center of Niagara will offer weekly children's programs. Each week has a different historical theme. The programs are open to children ages 7 through 12.
'Fourth of July Spectacular' on ABC's 'The Chew'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:15 pm
"The Chew" is all-new with a week of shows highlighting everything from quick and easy weeknight suppers to backyard barbecue dishes. Thursday, July 3, is a "Fourth of July Spectacular" featuring recipes and crafts to highlight your Independence Day celebration.
'Rising Star': Next group of performers announced
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:15 pm
The next set of 12 phenomenal singers from across the country will perform on this Sunday's episode of ABC's new groundbreaking reality series "Rising Star (9 p.m. on the ABC Television Network).
Higgins celebrates Tim Russert Exhibit move to Buffalo History Museum
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke from the Floor of the House of Representatives to mark the official move of the "Inside Tim Russert's Office" exhibit from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to The Buffalo History Museum.
 


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