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Mother Nature shines at annual Taste of Grand Island
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Warm weather greeted the fifth annual Taste of Grand Island Fall Festival.
Above and Beyond: Extra special duty for Island firefighters
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. was proud to act as honor guard in presenting the American flag at the Buffalo Bills-Arizona Cardinals football game at New Era Stadium Sunday, Sept. 25.
West River Homeowners Association celebrates 32th anniversary
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
The West River Homeowners Association celebrated its 32nd anniversary Sunday night, Sept. 25, at the Beaver Island Clubhouse restaurant with a dinner meeting attended by about 80 members.
2016 fire prevention theme stresses smoke alarm replacement
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
The National Fire Protection Association notes that most American homes have at least one smoke detector that can provide occupants with sufficient warning to escape life-threatening consequences during a fire emergency.
Nathan McMurray: I will fight for 'Enhanced Option 3' for West River Parkway
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
I have a plan for West River. Some people have claimed I have had a plan all along - a devious plan. Alternatively, they have said I'm a pawn in the state's plan. Or were they a pawn in my plan?
GI Professional Women present scholarship
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Margaret Mehlenbacker Tynski of Grand Island was honored at the September awards dinner of the Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women Inc. She was the winner of the chapter's scholarship for adult women returning to college, trade school or a certificate program.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: District governor welcomed
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Rotarian Henry Kammerer reported that, at the Sept. 14 meeting, Rotary District Gov. Marlee Diehl provided a heartfelt plea for support of Rotary activities, such as helping the Rotary Foundation in its 100th year - particularly to help with polio eradication.
'Spooktacular' returns
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will host its annual Halloween "Spooktacular" party from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at 180 Thompson Road, North Tonawanda.
Empower to host first 'Living the Values' awards luncheon
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 06:05 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will hold its first "Living the Values" luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave.
A new batch of bakers aim to 'sleigh' competition on new season of 'Holiday Baking Championship'
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:50 pm
Beginning on Sunday, Nov. 6 (9 p.m. ET/PT), nine bakers brimming with holiday cheer compete on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship." The contestants must whisk, fold and frost their way through difficult challenges as host Bobby Deen mixes things up with surprising twists along the way.
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter & Reed lead coalition pressing FAA to reject attempts to scale back co-pilot training requirement
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:50 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins, Chris Collins, Louise Slaughter and Tom Reed led a bipartisan letter signed by 22 members of the House of Representatives urging the Federal Aviation Administration to reject proposals to scale back co-pilot training requirements.
Grammy winner Laura Story's 'Open Hands' Featuring Mac Powell hits radio and online retailers in advance of new album
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:45 pm
With notable hits such as "Mighty To Save" and "Blessings," Grammy-winning songstress Laura Story is releasing "Open Hands" to radio, along with iTunes, Amazon Music and Spotify. She paired with fellow Grammy winner Mac Powell of Third Day on the project.
Temple of the Dog 25th anniversary collection available On UMe
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:45 pm
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band's landmark 1991 self-titled release, Temple of the Dog - the Seattle supergroup featuring Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) - today released a special 25th anniversary collection of the band's first and only album, newly mixed by Brendan O'Brien.
Ortt delivers a total of $55,000 to Niagara County museums
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:45 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $55,000 in ceremonial checks to several museum organizations throughout Niagara County. He secured the funding as part of the 2016-17 state budget, in addition to funding secured last year for museums in his district.
Buffalo Philharmonic to donate 5 percent of 'U2 Symphony Experience' ticket sales to Red Cross
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:40 pm
The spirit of Bono will be felt strongly at Kleinhans on Oct. 21.
Higgins announces extension of child care program at Buffalo VA
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced President Barack Obama signed legislation approved by the House of Representatives and Senate that will allow for the Kids Korner program at the Buffalo VA Medical Center to remain open.
5 honored during Niagara University's 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:35 pm
Five individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Thursday.
'The Chew' goes big in October with celebrity guests and tasty autumnal treats
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:35 pm
ABC's Emmy Award-winning "The Chew," and co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly Carla Hall, and Daphne Oz, unveil easy fall recipes and entertaining tips to delight viewers.
Poloncarz, legislature leaders announce agreement on county charter, ethics law revisions
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo (10th district) and Minority Leader Thomas Loughran (5th District) to announce an agreement on revisions to the Erie County charter, along with the creation of a new Erie County ethics law.
Diane M. Perri Roberts named to 2016 Super Lawyers, 2016 Legal Elite
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:30 pm
The law firm of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP has announced Diane M. Perri Roberts was distinguished by the legal community in two prominent peer recognition publications for 2016.
Canisius receives $1 million NSF grant
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:30 pm
Canisius College is the recipient of a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Rivershore Foundation's annual gala to benefit individuals living with disabilities
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:30 pm
The Rivershore Foundation will host its annual gala dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston.
Obituary: Stuart W. Savory
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 11:50 am
Stuart W. Savory, 78, of Hamilton, Montana, and a former 45-year resident of Grand Island, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 29, 2016.
Wheatfield Lions welcome new member
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:55 am
On Sept. 8, the Town of Wheatfield Lions Club welcomed new member Wallace Weiss to its community. Pictured, from left, are Past District Governor of 20-N Lion Robert F. Shivley, Weiss and Club President Lion Art Kroening.
Town of Niagara Lions Club: A bicycle made for two
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:55 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club presented a specialized bicycle to a visually impaired Niagara Falls resident, Mikayla Forsey, on Sept. 14.
Barefoot Christian Community to launch
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:50 am
Barefoot Christian Community, a new congregation in the Town of Niagara, will be launching weekly worship gatherings at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Town of Niagara Community Center, 7000 Lockport Road.
Driver receives sentence in fatal hit and run case
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:45 am
Forty-one-year-old Anthony DiFilippo of Wheatfield pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of the fatal hit and run accident that killed 16-year-old Ryan Fischer.
Wheatfield Lions to host meat raffle
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:45 am
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club will host its annual meat raffle at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the American Legion Post 1451, next to the Wheatfield Lions Club at 6525 Ward Road.
Fall Career Fair slated for Oct. 19
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:45 am
The annual Niagara County Fall Career Fair will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Four Points by Sheraton, located at 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Approximately 60 local businesses will attend to seek new employees to fill job openings.
Kaleida names new president of DeGraff
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:45 am
Kaleida Health recently named Darcy Craven president of DeGraff Memorial and Millard Fillmore Suburban hospitals. Craven was recruited from the Carolinas Hospital System where he has served as CEO since 2012.
Dom Polski Social Club to host Polish dinner, music for National Pierogi Day
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:45 am
The Dom Polski Social Club at 576 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, will serve up an authentic Polish experience with Polish food and music at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in honor of National Pierogi Day.
Railroad Museum receives new sign
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:45 am
The Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier, located at 111 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, has recently installed a new sign on its grounds.
Town of Niagara awards volunteers for help with summer endeavors
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:40 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board presented summer volunteers with awards at Tuesday night's board meeting at Town Hall.
Morinello endorsed by New York's small-business owners
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 07:10 pm
Angelo Morinello, candidate for the 145th Assembly District, said he is proud to have received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business.
Hundreds expected to join Lewiston Walk to End Alzheimer's
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 07:10 pm
The annual Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
NU launches 'Powerful' new branding campaign
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 07:10 pm
A powerful new brand message has been unveiled by Niagara University.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra announces audio release of 'The Ghosts of Christmas Eve'
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 07:05 pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra has announced, to the delight of fans all across the world, the release of "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" as an audio package.
Ortt, Griffo tour Niagara Power Project
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 07:05 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt recently hosted Sen. Joe Griffo for a series of meetings across the region. The trip included a tour of the Niagara Power Project.
Winners to be announced in first 'Niagara Homegrown Homebrewed Competition'
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 07:05 pm
The final round will be broadcast on two episodes of "Just Brew It" at 9-9:30 a.m. the next Saturday mornings, Oct. 1 and 8, on 1520 AM. The winners will be announced on air on the second show.
Susan G. Komen to honor Lewiston resident Colleen Nossavage
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 05:50 pm
Susan G. Komen Western New York will honor the winners of its annual HOPE, FAITH and LOVE Awards on Saturday, Oct. 8, including Colleen Nossavage of Lewiston, who will be named the winner of Komen's LOVE Award.