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Trips With Pets: Pet seat belts save lives
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
Traveling with pets has never been more popular amongst pet parents. Traveling by car is by far the most common mode of pet travel and dogs are the most frequent travelers.
Lew-Port ends year on high note
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District is ending the 2013-14 academic year on a high note with the receipt of a major grant and several faculty and students being honored Tuesday night.
Town of Lewiston: Financial woes heard at board session
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
The town's troubling financial picture reared its ugly head again at Thursday's Lewiston Town Board meeting.
Conrad running for Town of Lewiston Town Board
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
My name is Bill Conrad and I am announcing my candidacy for a seat on the Lewiston Town Board. I will be running to fill out the rest of the term of the seat vacated by Ernie Palmer. Earlier this year, I was appointed to take Mr. Palmer's spot on the Town Board after he stepped down.
Audition for 'Peter and the Wolf,' a 'Free Family Saturdays' event
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will present two performances of "Peter and the Wolf" Saturday, July 19, as part of "Free Family Saturdays" at Artpark. The free performances begin at noon and 2:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater.
HART fundraiser recognizes those contributing to organization's success
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
HART Interfaith, a nonprofit organization in Lewiston, is holding its 31st annual celebratory dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club, Wednesday, June 4. Raffle baskets will be previewed at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 6 p.m.
Village of Lewiston: Soluri, Toohey, Geiben endorse Symmonds for mayor
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
In the past 37 years, four people have served as mayor in the Village of Lewiston. Three of those people are endorsing a political newcomer who seeks that office in the June 17 election.

Richard Soluri, Bill Geiben and Marilyn Toohey are supporting Jamie Symmonds, who is running for mayor against incumbent Terry Collesano and fellow challenger Jacqueline Lampman.

The Village of Lewiston election is Tuesday, June 17. Residents can vote from noon until 9 p.m. at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.

'Best Breakfast USA': Syros Restaurant
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
There's a saying around Lewiston: "Come hungry to Syros."

The family restaurant doesn't skimp on breakfast servings. ... Or tables, for that matter. Subsequently, guests can get in, fill up fast, and get out.

'Best Breakfast USA': Mangia Café & Bakery
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
"Feel good food" can mean eating something that's healthy, or partaking of a meal that's made with fresh ingredients. It's not necessarily both - unless Mangia Café & Bakery chef Bec Poletti is making the food. Then you know you're going to eat a great meal that's guilt-free.
'Best Breakfast USA': The Villa Coffee House
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
Stop the presses: The Villa Coffee House has added blueberries and chocolate chips to its signature thin and crisp pancakes! "We did sort of violate one of Tom's rules, which was putting things into the pancakes," owner and chef Mike Loraine said. "That's a new addition. ... I think the chocolate chips are great."
Island of Hope: Fighting cancer one step at a time
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:40 pm
Cancer is the enemy that attacks indiscriminately, said Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, 59, former co-chair of Grand Island's Relay For Life. "Cancer doesn't care how old you are. Cancer doesn't care how young you are. It doesn't care what gender you are. Cancer affects so many people because it doesn't just affect the person with cancer. It affects that person's family and friends."
New turning lane sought on Packard Road
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
The intersection of Military Road and Packard Road in the Town of Niagara can be a driver's nightmare.
Tri-Community Ambulance earns recognition
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
The week of May 18-24 was National EMS Week. This year's theme was "EMS: Dedicated for Life." On May 21, Tri-Community Ambulance Service was proud to witness the recognition of a few of its own at the annual EMS Awards Dinner hosted by Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Obit: Sally Jeanette Meyer Chandler
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
Sally Jeanette Meyer Chandler, born in Buffalo, on Dec. 17, 1925, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2014, in Austin, Texas, after an extended struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.
GI Relay For Life to 'Rock-Out Cancer'
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
Grand Island's 12th annual Relay For Life is here, and Island residents are buzzing with excitement. For the last few months, teams have been collecting bottles, selling barbecue chicken, holding bake sales and raffling various baskets all to raise money for cancer research and prevention.

As the American Cancer Society's largest fundraiser, Relay For Life has become a global event in more than 20 different countries each year. Locally, Relay is set to open at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, on Grand Island. It will run overnight until 2 a.m. June 1 at Veterans Park.

Annual Memorial Day ceremony
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:30 pm
On Monday, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs observed Memorial Day with a ceremony at the Witmer Road Cemetery in the Town of Niagara.
Wheatfield cries foul on chickens
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:30 pm
When chickens move in next door in a residential area, it can cause a squawk.
Honoring our nation's heroes
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:25 pm
Memorial Day tributes throughout the area were many last weekend and Monday. They included programs at Old Fort Niagara and ceremonies in Youngstown, the Town of Wilson and in the Village of Lewiston.
RRG calls for Benoit's removal from siting board
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:25 pm
The governor's office got the CWM siting board process underway on May 23 with the naming of three area residents, two from Niagara County and one from Erie County, to serve as ad hoc members.
Lewiston Police lose a brother, K-9 'Radar'
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:25 pm
The Lewiston Police Department suffered a loss in its K-9 unit Wednesday. "Radar," a tracking, drug recognition and patrol dog, was put down. He had been diagnosed with splenic cancer at Cornell University.
Niagara-Wheatfield officials happy with annual vote
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:00 pm
A sense of relief and celebration was in the air at the May 21 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting. Unlike the past several meetings, the Adult Learning Center was virtually empty with just a few scattered residents in attendance.
Memorial Day in Wheatfield
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:00 pm
The American Legion Wheatfield Post 1451 held its Memorial Day observance at the war memorial at the town garage on Ward Road.
'The Fault in Our Stars' honored with Heartland Film's Truly Moving Picture Award
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Based on the young adult novel by Indianapolis native John Green, the 20th Century Fox release "The Fault in Our Stars" has been recognized by Indianapolis nonprofit Heartland Film with the Truly Moving Picture Award. Heartland Film honors select theatrically released films - entertaining movies that do much more than just entertain - with the industry award.
Dr. Oz, Alison Sweeney, Jennifer Esposito, Willie Randolph visit 'The Chew'
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Daphne Oz's dad, Dr. Mehmet Oz, visits her at work at "The Chew," Alison Sweeney ("The Biggest Loser") and Jennifer Esposito make their "Chew" debuts, and slugger Willie Randolph joins sports fan Michael Symon for some culinary fun.
Riviera Theatre presents Frankie Avalon
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:45 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda welcomes Frankie Avalon Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. for one performance only. Ticket prices are $46-$56.
Maher to carry Special Olympics' 'Flame of Hope' June 2
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Figuratively speaking, Niagara University carries the torch for individuals with developmental disabilities through its many outreach services and academic programs.
Niagara University to offer B.A. in early childhood development and cognition
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Niagara University's College of Education has received state approval to offer a bachelor's degree program in early childhood development and cognition.
Niagara Falls International Airport to host public workshop; sustainable master plan update to be discussed
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is inviting residents from local communities to attend the first public workshop to review details of the Niagara Falls International Airport sustainable master plan on Wednesday, June 4.
State consolidated funding applications due June 16
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council met Thursday in Fredonia and made a final call for businesses, educational institutions, local governments, not-for-profit groups and other stakeholders across the five-county Western New York region to apply for state funding through the New York state consolidated funding application.
Niagara University accepting registrations for summer youth camp
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Niagara University's recreation department is now accepting registrations for its popular summer youth camp, which will be held on campus from June 30 to Aug. 15.
Community Missions honors volunteers and supporters at awards brunch
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier held its 22nd annual "Compassion in Action" awards brunch Thursday afternoon to honor many of the volunteers and supporters that make its mission possible.
NIMAC to provide update and announce 2014 board of directors at annual meeting
Thu, May 29th 2014 06:05 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council will hold its annual meeting Thursday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Heritage Center.
NYPA awarded for superior concrete work on dam face
Thu, May 29th 2014 12:45 pm
Wilson resident Marek Kobialka, a construction engineer with the Niagara Power Project, recently received an award from the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute for superior work practices related to the repair and restoration of the dam face of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant
David's Path: New hospice unit dedicated in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 29th 2014 11:35 am
Niagara Hospice and the Schoellkopf Health Center held a dedication celebration Wednesday at David's Path, a dedicated hospice unit on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Grisanti will co-sponsor medical marijuana legislation
Thu, May 29th 2014 08:10 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, announced he will co-sponsor the Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize the delivery and use of marijuana by seriously ill patients who need the drug for treatment of their illnesses.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for May 23, 2014
Thu, May 29th 2014 08:00 am
The following incidents occurred from May 12 to 18, 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 542 calls so far this year, as compared with 499 calls at this time in 2013.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for May 23, 2014
Thu, May 29th 2014 08:00 am
Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island the Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to from May 6 to 16.
Artpark has working artists constructing outdoor sculptures
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:45 am
As a follow up to its 40th anniversary celebration and the 16 temporary installations on display in 2013, Artpark & Company will continue its visual arts renaissance and bring more artwork into the park this summer. Six large-scale, semi-permanent sculptures will be constructed in the historic Artpark woods and along the red brick road.
Grand Island Town Board: Residents complain about new recycling carts
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:45 am
Terry Schweitzer, division manager for Republic Services, the Town of Grand Island's trash and recycling hauler, said he's heard all about what he can do with his company's new 95-gallon recycling carts.
 


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