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AARP Tax-Aide volunteers sought for 2015 tax season
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is now seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season to help area taxpayers in need of assistance preparing and filing their tax returns. Last year, hundreds of volunteers helped prepare more 9,000 taxpayers across upstate New York, many of whom were seniors over the age of 60.
Lew-Port Middle School PTSA seeks members
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
News from Lewiston-Porter Middle School finds the Lewiston-Porter Middle School PTSA, a volunteer organization comprised of parents, teachers and administrators, has returned for the 2014-15 school year.
Winter warm-up for Community Missions
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Last week, while walking through the Village of Lewiston, I experienced my first seasonal reminder that it was time to "Think warm." Hands in pockets, I started formulating my cold weather to-do list. Winter tires, replace seal on drafty window, buy my son, Liam, a new winter jacket.
Wiepert: 'No major changes' in Porter budget
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Porter Town Supervisor Mert Wiepert reports Town Board discussions are continuing as the town's tentative $5.255 million budget nears completion.
Porter GOP honors McCollum
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Wednesday evening, the Town of Porter Republican Committee held its annual fundraiser reception where the group honored one of its own as Republican of the Year. In his naming of Lee "Moo Cow" McCollum, Porter GOP Committee Chair Duffy Johnston spoke of the resident's involvement in the community.
Local dance studios gather together to perform 'Thriller' and raise awareness for Dancerʼs Give Back
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Halloween is a "thrilling" time of year, and that is why five area dance studios decided to join forces and perform the classic dance "Thriller" at the Galleria Mall on Saturday.
St. Peter teachers presenting science through STEM with interdisciplinary approach
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 06:55 am
Is it possible for science education to begin in the kitchen? How will craft store supplies help to teach Earth science?
A.G. Schneiderman announces murder conviction in 1979 Buffalo cold case
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 08:15 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the conviction of Michael Rodriguez for the 1979 murder of his estranged wife, Patricia Scinta Rodriguez.
GIFC holds open house
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:55 pm
The Grand Island Fire Co. presented commendations to those citizens who went above and beyond in the time of emergency.
3rd annual Haunted Weekend planned for both teens, children
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:50 pm
The Grand Island High School Art Club and the Grand Island Recreation Department will once again work together to put on a weekend of Halloween activities. Events for children, teens, and adults will take place on the weekend before Halloween at the Nike Base on Grand Island.
Small boy helps unearth historic stone from Island yard
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:45 pm
Caleb Armbruster has always been a "woods boy," said his grandmother, Cathy. As a baby, he suffered from colic, a condition that causes infants to cry excessively for hours at a time. "I took him to the woods, and he'd stop crying," she said.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Live fire demo highlights 2014 open house
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:40 pm
More than 1,500 Sidway Elementary school students and Fire Prevention Open House visitors flocked to Grand Island Fire Headquarters Thursday, Oct. 9, to learn more about their Grand Island Fire Co. volunteers, fire and emergency medical services equipment and overall operation procedures.
NCSO Honor Guard presents colors at Bills game
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:35 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard was selected to present the colors for the Buffalo Bills-New England Patriots game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Oct. 12, the historic first game under the ownership of the Pegulas.
Wheatfield: Amendment to biosolids law halted following letter from Quasar
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:35 pm
A public hearing involving Quasar Energy Group began the Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.
Town of Niagara: Arguments break out at budget hearing
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:35 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board met Tuesday for a public hearing to approve the 2015 tentative budget, but the meeting was not without issues.
Wheatfield Lions slate free seniors breakfast
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:35 pm
The annual Town of Wheatfield Lions Club Senior Citizen Pancake Breakfast will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Henry Scibisz Five Senses Nature Park Clubhouse, located on Ward Road next to American Legion Post 1451.
GNBC presents 'Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy'
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:30 pm
Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center will be transformed into a magical wonderland Saturday, Nov. 8, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. once again presents its annual "Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy."
N-W received independent audit report
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The company that oversaw the Niagara-Wheatfield School District's recent independent audit gave a report of its findings at the school board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Niagara Career and Tech Ed Center assists Niagara Hospice
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Thanks to the cooking skills of Bob Ihle's Culinary Arts students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, Niagara Hospice will be receiving a generous donation.
GIFC seeking volunteers
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Grand Island Fire Co. is looking for individuals to join the fire service.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Fall Festival set for Oct. 25
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Walk-in flu clinics for area veterans scheduled
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Veterans enrolled in VA health care may obtain flu vaccines at upcoming walk-in clinics scheduled at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo:
Obit: Richard J. Dobmeier
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
Richard J. "Dick" Dobmeier, of Grand Island, passed away Sept. 28, 2014.
A little bit of Britain in Youngstown
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Mug & Musket Tavern, 418 Main St., Youngstown, offers a little bit of Britain this weekend, with members of the Niagara University cast of "Sweeney Todd" appearing at 8:30 p.m. Saturday to offer a show preview.
Porter sets tire collection day
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Town of Porter announced a town-wide tire collection day will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Ransomville firehall, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road.
Aquarium of Niagara Halloween event Saturday
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will host its annual "Halloween Happenings" celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the aquarium, 701 Whirlpool St. During special event hours, admission will be $5 per person, and children who dress as a sea creature will receive free admission.
Amanda's Angels - ALS Buffalo set benefit
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:15 pm
•Amanda Pumm Bernier grew up in the Western New York area. The woman, her family, and husband, Chris, hail from a long line of firefighters and first responders and have a tradition of helping others.
Robbery suspect sought
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:05 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau is continuing its investigation into a robbery that occurred at approximately 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at the Subway restaurant, 2846 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
NYPA to acquire two new tugboats
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:05 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has taken action for the acquisition of two new tugboats to support the operation of the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant.
I-190 lane closures
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:05 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced Thursday travel restrictions will continue on NY Route 384 (Buffalo Avenue), and Interstate 190, in the City of Niagara Falls, to allow for the continuing construction of new bridges carrying the thruway over Buffalo Avenue.
Register for Michelle's Memorial 5K
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:55 pm
The third annual Michelle's Memorial 5K will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in Middleport. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the Middleport Firehall, and the starting line will be close by on Mill Street. The course will be along the scenic Erie Canal.
Sabres announce slate of 'Kids Day' games
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will offer special ticket pricing for an additional slate of games designated as Perry's Ice Cream Kids Day.
On National Food Day, Higgins joins Food Bank of WNY to promote awareness of community need
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins visited the Food Bank of Western New York as communities across the country recognized National Food Day with events aimed at promoting access to healthy food.
Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers travel to New Orleans to take on Drew Brees and Saints on 'Sunday Night Football'
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:45 pm
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers look to add to their four-game winning streak this Sunday when they travel to New Orleans to face Drew Brees and the Saints on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.
Amy Poehler, Emma Thompson headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael"
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:40 pm
Kelly and Michael highlight 2014's most unforgettable characters from pop culture and the world of entertainment for "LIVE's Best Halloween Show Ever...Seriously."
'The Chew' celebrates Halloween with bewitching bites, super spooky sweets and devilish dinners
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:40 pm
During the week of Oct. 27-31, "The Chew" is celebrating Halloween with all of the bewitching bites, super spooky sweets and devilish dinners one needs to have a ghoulishly good time. On Friday, "The Chew" co-hosts will reveal their Halloween costumes when they host a hauntingly delicious Halloween party. Celebrity guests include rock legend Gene Simmons, Stanley Tucci and Tracy Pollan.
United Way of Greater Niagara gearing for gala
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:40 pm
As October nears to an end, United Way of Greater Niagara officials are preparing for their upcoming gala, which benefits the annual campaign.
Celebrate Catholic education in Niagara
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:40 pm
The Catholic Schools of Niagara County will celebrate and honor those who support Catholic Education at a dinner event Monday.
Jim Parsons to star in NBC's animated holiday event 'Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas'
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:40 pm
NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with the stop-motion, hour-long animated special "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas," set to air at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16.