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Grand Island Fire Co: New rescue vehicle placed into service
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a new 2015 rescue vehicle, No. 7-1, was recently placed in service to replace a 1987 rig that had previously received a body remount in 2001.
Grand Island: Osinski re-elected fire chief
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2016 firematic and administrative officers during elections held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Extra patrols net DWI arrests, summonses
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the extra holiday weekend patrols made five arrests for driving while intoxicated and issued approximately 175 tickets for various traffic violations.
Much thanks offered at community Thanksgiving dinner
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Family, friends, health, and life are among things for which diners at Island Presbyterian Church's community Thanksgiving dinner are grateful.
26th annual night of prayer begins Dec. 8
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
The 26th annual Night of Prayer will be observed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego.
'You'll shoot your eye out': Stars of 'A Christmas Story' film to visit Riviera for families, fans
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
North Tonawanda's Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center is getting ready to welcome stars on Saturday, Dec. 12, from "A Christmas Story," a 1983 film that still airs each holiday season across the nation.
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross to host Scottish program
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross, in conjunction with Brookside Banquets of Newfane, will host an evening to honor the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns in what is traditionally known as a "Burns Supper" on Saturday, Jan. 23.
Finding Trubel: Jacqueline Toboni talks 'Grimm' start to season
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 08:55 pm
Actress Jacqueline Toboni said fans are about to learn why her character, our favorite female Grimm, was taken; why she was kidnapped and then half-dead when she found Nick last episode; and what's up with her fancier clothes and souped-up ride.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Tux and Pucks' returns on New Year's Eve
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the return of "Tux and Pucks" for the team's home game against the New York Islanders on Thursday, Dec. 31. The night offers fans an opportunity to dress up in formal wear to celebrate New Year's Eve while attending the 6 p.m. game at First Niagara Center.
Buffalo welcomes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 06:15 pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform inside First Niagara Center in Buffalo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Dec. 11.
Niagara University professor trades lecture hall for learning community
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 04:30 pm
Mitchell Alegre, professor of management at Niagara University, has developed a whole new way to teach a college course. And it involves a circle.
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter, Reed: Congress must stand strong on pilot training requirements
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 04:20 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Chris Collins (R-NY-27), Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25), and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) released the following joint statement in response to the news regional airlines are continuing the fight to reduce existing pilot training requirements, including elimination of the 1,500-hour flight time standard:
USA Hockey selects Buffalo Sabres as host of 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 04:15 pm
USA Hockey announced today it has selected the Buffalo Sabres, along with First Niagara Center, HARBORCENTER and Ralph Wilson Stadium, as host for the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-20 Championship (commonly referred to as the IIHF World Junior Championship).
Funeral home operator Denton E. Hardison passes
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 02:15 pm
Denton E. Hardison, age 86, a lifelong resident of Ransomville, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family at his home.
Donald Trump, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' stars headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 01:15 pm
Daisy Ridley discusses the blockbuster film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
10th annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger sets record in turkey donations for Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 12:10 pm
The 10th annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger, presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, collected a record 4,000 turkeys during its seven-day promotion for the Food Bank of Western New York. The number of turkeys donated nearly doubled the previous record of 2,508 turkeys in 2012.
Business honored for commitment to workforce diversity
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:30 am
People Inc. has recognized an Island business for creating what it calls "an inclusive workforce."
Obit: Mary 'Maisie' Dommell (née Gordon)
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:30 am
Long-time resident (54 years in Ferry Village), Mary "Maisie" Dommell passed away Nov. 3, 2015.
Errick Road students learn how to stay healthy during cold, flu season
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:15 am
Univera Healthcare presented the Green & Clean program at Errick Road Elementary to teach students about proper hand washing. Over 500 students and teachers participated in this innovative initiative, designed to reduce the spread of germs and illness in elementary schools.
Niagara-Wheatfield High School: Tree decorating shows true holiday spirit
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:15 am
The halls at Niagara-Wheatfield High School are a beautiful sight, - not only for the festive atmosphere they add to the school, but for what they will mean to local families in need, as well.
WNY economy moving forward
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:00 am
A presentation and panel discussion, "Economic Vision 2016 and Beyond: Creating a Vibrant Future," was held Tuesday by the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce and Niagara University at the Castellani Art Museum.
Sirk TV, The Inside Reel editor visits Niagara County
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 05:50 pm
Tim Wassberg paid a visit to Niagara County this week, making stops at the Niagara Culinary Institute, Old Fort Niagara and the Niagara Wine Trail, among other locations.
Elmwood Historic District East added to State and National Registers of Historic Places
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 04:40 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, Assemblyman Sean Ryan, Common Council Majority Leader David Rivera and Common Council Member Joel Feroleto announced the addition of the Elmwood Historic District East to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin headline USA Swimming's AT&T Winter Nationals
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 04:40 pm
NBC presents coverage of USA Swimming's AT&T Winter Nationals this Sunday, Dec. 6 (1 p.m. ET), from Federal Way, Washington. Highlighting the competition for Team USA are Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin and Nathan Adrian.
Buffalo Zoo will celebrate polar bear birthdays during 'Zooper Saturday' event
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate Luna the polar bear's birthday during a "Zooper Saturday" event this Saturday, Dec. 5.
Burning of Lewiston recalled
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
A Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance will be held on the 202nd anniversary of the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents 9th 'Holiday Bash'
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its ninth annual "Holiday Bash" from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
House passes highway legislation aimed at improving nation's infrastructure
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today released the following statement after passage of H.R. 22, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act:
10,000 Maniacs to perform at Sportmen's Tavern
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
10,000 Maniacs will perform at Sportsmen's Tavern at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
Higgins leads effort to extend renewable energy tax credits
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, led a coalition of more than 90 members of the House of Representatives in calling for the extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit as a means to advance economic opportunity and support the growth of clean energy.
Niagara University gives back as part of national #GivingTuesday movement
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:40 pm
In congruence with Niagara University's Vincentian mission to support those in need, students, alumni and friends collected over $3,500 and more than 1,000 pounds of food and nonperishable goods Dec. 1 in association with #GivingTuesday.
GNBC Chiavetta's fundraiser
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. The will coincide with the Christmas Walk.
Affidavit ballots confirm Janese as Lewiston highway superintendent
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:30 pm
The final ballots in a tight race between incumbent Lewiston Highway Superintendent Douglas Janese and challenger David Trane were opened Thursday morning in State Supreme Court. Nine newly accepted affidavits confirmed Janese would continue on for another term.
Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel joins Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop announced today Buffalo Sabres rookie center Jack Eichel has "joined the Tims team" and will serve as a celebrity spokesperson and ambassador for the brand over the next two years.
Dolly Parton's 'Coat of Many Colors' sweepstakes offers chance to win once-in-a-lifetime Smoky Mountain vacation getaway
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
Dolly Parton wants to provide one lucky winner, and three guests, a once-in-a-lifetime getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains, which includes a tour of her own Tennessee mountain home, by providing chances to win the "Coat of Many Colors" sweepstakes.
18th annual 'Christmas at Hilbert' set for Dec. 6
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
A live nativity will bring the Christmas story to life during Hilbert College's 18th annual Christmas celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The celebration will include a children's Christmas party, complete with a visit from Santa, following the nativity.
Buffalo Zoo will host first holiday tree lighting
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will offer reduced admission rates for its first ever holiday tree lighting event, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 5. Guests who enter the Buffalo Zoo after 3 p.m. that day will receive a reduced admission rate of $5 per person.
Local fire departments encouraged to apply for FEMA grant funding
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Congressman Chris Collins is encouraging local fire departments and emergency medical service providers to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Home or away for the holidays, pet parents are including the whole family
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start shopping, planning and getting excited for all that much-needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course!
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center hosts 'Rein in the Holidays' and Purina Check-R-Board Days
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 06:55 am
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center, located at 351 Union St., Hamburg, has announced its 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days lineup.