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Last days to enter pumpkin contest
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:35 am
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or craziest pumpkin designs can win you one of three great prize packs in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
Don't let Halloween haunt you: AAA offers tips to stay safe this Halloween
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:30 am
No one chooses the trick over the treat, but sometimes you can't avoid Halloween mischief. Whether you're throwing a monster bash with friends, going door-to-door with the little ghouls or just doling out the candy corn at home, keep these tips in mind for a happy Halloween.
'Calligraffiti: Shifting Traditions' at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:20 am
From 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host a program exploring "calligraffiti": an interpretation of traditional Arabic calligraphy in new, open directions.
The Kentucky Headhunters to premiere tracks from new album, 'On Safari'
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:15 am
The Kentucky Headhunters are going "On Safari" with former WWE Superstar Hillbilly Jim, as they premiere tracks from their new album on SiriusXM Outlaw Country Channel 60's "Hillbilly Jim's Haunted Hayride."
Buffalo State recognized by President's Community Service Honor Roll
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:15 am
For the eighth time, Buffalo State has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities that support exemplary community service programs and effective campus community partnerships.
DEC reminds public to avoid seasonal caves and mines to protect bat populations
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation urges outdoor adventurers to suspend exploration of cave and mine sites that may serve as homes for bat hibernations.
Wild bird, environmental education event to take place
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 07:00 am
A wildlife and nature educational and artwork shopping event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the at the Grand Island Nike Base Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Bear's Den suits Billy Ocean to a tea
Sun, Oct 30th 2016 12:50 am
The 1980s took center spotlight Saturday, as Billy Ocean performed inside the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino's Bear's Den. His songs, made popular in part by films "Jewel of the Nile" and "License to Drive," brought back happy memories for the 400 or so in attendance, while his voice sounded as if it was vacu-sealed in the '80s and, shhhhhpppp, opened fresh on stage.
Interview: Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin talks ARW tour, Chris Squire, scoring films
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 05:40 pm
Guitarist Trevor Rabin is best known for his tenure in Yes during what was the band's height of popularity. The Rabin-penned song "Owner of a Lonely Heart" remains the group's only No. 1 single, and helped make Rabin's debut album with Yes, "90125," its best-selling album.
NFP High School Game of the Week: Turnovers doom NT Lumberjacks in loss to Bennett
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 05:10 pm
On a cold night at Robert E. Rich All High Stadium, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks were defeated by the Bennett Tigers, 44-23.
Twice-told tale: 2 Lindas, 2 Jims equals 5 decades of friendship
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:05 am
It has been Linda and Jim, and Jim and Linda for more than 50 years - a friendship of two couples that has stood the test of time.
Last black moon until 2019 to rise over Eastern Hemisphere on Halloween weekend
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
AccuWeather reports the Eastern Hemisphere is in for a treat this Halloween weekend as a rare black moon will rise in the sky.
Town of Lewiston approves tax levy limit override
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston moved further on its 2017 budget this week, both at a public hearing Monday to override the tax levy limit, and in its $16.820 million preliminary spending plan.
Local travel agent joins 'The 1%'
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Jude Russo Caserta, agency owner of Jude's Luxury Travel in Youngstown, recently completed an in-depth training program with Tauck, thus joining less than 1 percent of the company's worldwide network of travel agents who have successfully completed the program.
Hardwick facilitates Grand Island hearing for ag district requests
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that, due to the volume of requests from Grand Island property owners to receive agricultural district status, he has arranged for the hearing to be held in the town. The county is holding the hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road.
Grand Island Nature Photo Contest underway
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Share your photographs of Grand Island's wildlife and environment in a local photo contest that will feature the animals, trees, insects and plants of the Island.
Salvation Army Tonawanda Corps Red Kettle kick-off Nov. 4
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
The Salvation Army will begin its Red Kettle campaign on Friday, Nov. 4, at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda.
Grand Island WWII vet going on Honor Flight
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 07:00 pm
A Grand Island veteran of World War II will get well-deserved recognition for his military service when he boards the Honor Flight on Saturday for the trip of a lifetime.
U.S. and Canada to play outdoors at 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:50 pm
The U.S. and Canada will make history when the two rivals battle outdoors at New Era Field in Orchard Park on Dec. 29, 2017, in a preliminary round game of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
Empire State Development announces schedule for REDC's presentations to strategic implementation assessment team
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:40 pm
Empire State Development on Friday announced the schedule for this year's Regional Economic Development Council presentations to the strategic implementation assessment team, which is led by Secretary of State Rossana Rosado.
Chris Tomlin's 'Unity' event draws thousands to sold-out venues, bringing all church streams together to pray for America
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:40 pm
Chris Tomlin's "Worship Night In America" was a powerful example of unity in this country, as the most diverse assembly of people - from every race, age, socioeconomic status, background and region - came together Tuesday night to pray for America.
Cuomo announces grand opening of Platter's Chocolate Factory in Western New York
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the grand opening of a new, $1.3 million chocolate factory in Niagara County. Platter's Chocolates, a family-owned business since 1938, relocated to the historic Wurlitzer building in North Tonawanda to expand its production lines, packaging capabilities, and offer culinary tours to visitors.
Niagara University's education programs praised by Corporation for National and Community Service
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:25 pm
When the Corporation for National and Community Service named Niagara University to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 10th straight year, it also recognized NU for its commitment to improving educational outcomes for children and youth in pre-kindergarten through college.
Niagara Falls: It's your action plan
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department (CD) is excited to start gathering public comments for our 2017 action plan. Through participatory budgeting, we will decide how to best use United States Department of Housing and Urban Development funds, together.
It's 'The Chew's" 'Ultimate Spooktacular,' kicking off a week of fall fun in November sweeps
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:20 pm
What classic TV personalities will "The Chew" co-hosts portray on Halloween? Find out on Monday, Oct. 31, when ABC's Emmy Award-winning "The Chew" co-hosts, Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz, celebrate Halloween in hilarious style.
7 remaining celebrities compete on a special Halloween-themed 'Dancing with the Stars'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:20 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" treats viewers to a frightfully delightful night filled with chilling performances on Monday, Oct. 31 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT).
43North: Cuomo announces $1 million grand prizewinner
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 12:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced Oncolinx as the winner of the 43North $1 million grand prize.
Mark Briglio named president of Lewiston Kiwanis Club
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:50 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club announced Mark Briglio was recently installed as the president of the club for 2016-17. He previously served as the vice president and president-elect.
Obit: Lee A. Wroblewski
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
Lee A. Wroblewski, 64, of Otto, died July 18, 2016, at her home.
Erie County urges NY to go forward with 'open road tolling'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
The Erie County Legislature's Majority Caucus unanimously approved a resolution in support of upgrading the entire New York State Thruway system to electronic tolls, which would allow motorists to pass through more easily. Cars and trucks would be tolled through a high-speed EZ-Pass system that doesn't require stopping.
Grand Island reaches settlement with TWC
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
Councilwoman Bev Kinney announced at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting an agreement with Time Warner that will settle a lengthy impasse.
Grand Island Board of Education: Study of municipal broadband discussed
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:00 am
The Board of Education heard a proposal to fund a study on whether municipal broadband would make sense for Grand Island.
GI Lions Club to mark 60th anniversary
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For 60 years, Grand Island has had a special friend working on its behalf to create a better life for those less fortunate in the community.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 19
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the excitement is building for the fifth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.
A musical history of the Civil War
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For a tuneful glimpse into the music of the Civil War, mark your calendars for Nov. 3 and plan to be at Historic Trinity Church before the start of the 7 p.m. program.
River Lea to look like 'Christmas in Williamsburg'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:30 am
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold holiday luncheons at the historic River Lea farmhouse in Beaver Island State Park. See River Lea decked out to the theme "Christmas in Williamsburg."
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to honor four
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:15 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will hold its annual dinner and installation of officers at the Rescue Firehall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda, on Nov. 10.
Niagara Small Business Development Center to present free business workshop
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:15 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, Greater Lockport Development Corporation and Lockport Main Street will present a free business workshop titled, "Moving your business forward."
Delivering more than meals: Twin Cities Meals on Wheels recognized for service to others
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
Twin Cities Meals on Wheels, formerly known as North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels, opened its doors Saturday to reveal a new name change, as well as to give elected officials and community members an inside look into the everyday operations.
Community comes together in preparation for Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the Niagara Electric Lights Parade will soon be kicking off local celebrations.