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Buffalo Zoo gearing up for second annual 'BuffaLoveFest'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:30 pm
Tickets are still available for the second annual "BuffaLoveFest" at the Buffalo Zoo, an event featuring all things "Buffalo."
Military Place site plan given board approval
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
Town of Niagara's new Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso had a baptism by fire at her first regular Town Board meeting Tuesday evening as two groups of residents showed up with angry complaints.
Town of Niagara: Town clerk becomes temporary deputy supervisor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
In the wake of Supervisor Steve Richard's resignation this month, the Town of Niagara Town Board on May 14 sidestepped politics and put someone with longtime experience in charge of town business until the end of the year.
Anchor Marine to hold open house, sales event
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
Shawn Conschafter, sales manager at Anchor Marine on Grand Island, wants to remind Western New Yorkers it's not too late to become involved with boating this year.

The 2014 season started locally on May 15, which, in comparison to last year's April 1 opening date, is a significant delay.

In celebration of the beginning of the season, Anchor Marine, located at 1501 Ferry Road on Grand Island, is holding an open house Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Sunday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What makes Anchor Marine different from other area watercraft dealers?

Lewiston Police Blotter for May 17, 2014
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, May 5, to Sunday, May 11, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 93 response calls during this period.
N-W's Delucci elected State SkillsUSA secretary
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
When Niagara-Wheatfield junior Raymond Delucci decided to come to the culinary arts program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, he got a lot more than he bargained for.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for May 15, 2014
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
The following is a sampling of 118 calls answered by the Town of Niagara Police between May 7 and 12.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Voters OK school district budget
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
"I feel like 20 pounds lighter!" the tired but happy Niagara-Wheatfield School District Superintendent Dr. Lynn Fusco exclaimed Tuesday night.

Unofficial results had just been announced that voters approved the $64.6 million N-W budget for 2014-15 by a vote of 2,559 to 1,528, despite an expected 4.78 percent increase in the tax levy (right at the district's tax cap).

Mark Daul: Gasohol and things you should know
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:10 pm
Bob Reese, self described as a "sales dude" for Kinetic Labs Technology on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter, sent me a group of photos of old gas stations, and they brought back a lot of memories. The picture you see is one of them.
Graci Marra Bax continues family tradition of helping others
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Graci Marra Bax probably would've made a wonderful veterinarian.

But she was born to be a dentist.

She just didn't know it at first.

Budweiser Clydesdale to visit Tops Friday
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Try-It Distributing is bringing one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales to DiMino Tops Lewiston on Friday night (May 23). The horse will be appearing in the parking lot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and is available for photos.
Casseri earns top honor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Paul J. Casseri, Lewiston-Porter High School principal, was honored at the Region 12 Awards dinner on May 15 for his leadership at the school. He earned the prestigious title of Western New York's high school principal of the year, selected by the School Administrators Association of New York State.
Niagara-Wheatfield students selected for Boys State, Girls State
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Wheatfield Post 1451 have selected their candidates to represent Niagara-Wheatfield High School at the Empire Boys State and Girls State Program this summer.
ECHDC announces summer 2014 Canalside programming and events schedule
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has launched its 2014 season of summer events and programming at Canalside. This year, Canalside will host more than 1,000 events and activities, including daily activities for kids, fitness, music, history, a new Clinton's Dish menu, festivals and more on Buffalo's waterfront.
NYPA trustees elect Robert F. Lurie as Power Authority's chief financial officer
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:50 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees elected Robert F. Lurie to serve as NYPA's executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the statewide public power utility, which owns and operates 16 power plants and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

Lurie's duties will include forecasting and budgeting, financial planning and controls, managing investment programs and debt, and leading the enterprise risk and physical asset insurance-risk management activities. In addition, he will also oversee NYPA's strategic planning, treasury and controller functions.

'Alice in Wonderland' comes to town
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:30 pm
Don't be late for this very important date! Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "Alice in Wonderland" Sunday, June 1, at Seneca (Bug) Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
Community Missions to honor volunteers and supporters
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:25 pm
On Thursday, May 29, Community Missions Inc. will hold its 22nd annual awards brunch at the LaSalle Yacht Club to honor many of the agency's volunteers and supporters. The event allows the agency to demonstrate its appreciation for the individuals and organizations that help make Community Missions' work possible.
BPO's summer plans include Erie County Fair performance, three-concert series, benefit for new hospital
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has planned a multifaceted summer that sees the BPO performing at the Erie County Fair, Canalside and Old Fort Niagara; traveling to Princeton University; working with the Doctors of the World Orchestra to raise funds for the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital; and bringing rare instruments to Western New York.

For more information or tickets, call 716-885-5000 or visit www.bpo.org.

'Niagara River Rocks' concert series to feature Primus, Tom Cochrane, Kim Mitchell, The Fray and Dennis DeYoung
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:10 pm
Mayor Robert G. Ortt has announced the lineup for the four-concert series "Cornerstone's Niagara River Rocks" at Gratwick Riverside Park. The featured bands scheduled for the 2014 concert series include Primus, Tom Cochrane with Kim Mitchell, The Fray and Dennis DeYoung.

Shows take place Sundays, June 22, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 24 at what is regarded as one of the most beautiful venues along the Niagara River.

HYDRO hosts 'Drumming for Fun(ds)' at The NACC
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:00 pm
Beginning May 29, Happening, Youthful, Driven... Reinventing Our Niagara Falls is hosting a weekly drum circle to benefit Community Missions.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra names Stefan Sanders associate conductor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:55 pm
Former BPO trombonist Stefan Sanders will move to the front of the orchestra in his new role as associate conductor. He was chosen after a six-month search that brought 10 qualified candidates to Western New York.
Grisanti-sponsored bill to protect children passes New York State Senate
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:40 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced the New York State Senate passed the Protect Our Children Act, a bill he sponsored that would create the new crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life in prison without parole.
'Sweet Julia' joins Cooking Channel with master class in decadent desserts, chocolate treats and sweet/savory combinations
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:35 pm
Patissier and master chocolatier Julia Baker brings her unique culinary skills to Cooking Channel this summer in the six-episode series, "Sweet Julia," premiering Saturday, June 21, at 2:30 p.m.
Cornerstone CFCU highlights changes at annual meeting
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:15 pm
Members, officials and staff of Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union gathered recently for their annual meeting. The event was held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension building in Lockport.

Board First Vice Chairman Angelo DiMillo presided over the meeting, during which Cornerstone President and CEO Ann M. Hood, Treasurer Edward P. Sandell and Supervisory Committee Chairperson Wm. Keith McNall presented reports.

DiMillo began by discussing the key role Cornerstone CFCU plays in the community by providing financial resources as well supporting dozens of other organizations and fundraisers throughout Niagara County.

Schneiderman announces millions in relief are available to victims of illegal loans by high interest lenders
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced consumers who were charged illegal interest on loans from Western Sky Financial LLC and CashCall Inc. can begin filing claims for refunds, through a fund established by the attorney general's settlement with the companies earlier this year.
Ceretto joins bipartisan push to pass Brittany's Law
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, recently stood alongside a bipartisan coalition of victims' advocates and lawmakers to push for the passage of Brittany's Law, which would create a registry of violent felons in the state.
New York Power Authority undertaking $13 of modernization of visitors centers
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in Western New York, Northern New York and the Northern Catskills, to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
Caleb Johnson is crowned new 'American Idol'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:50 am
"American Idol XIII" came to a rock-tastic close Wednesday as wild child Caleb Johnson was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Johnson, 23, from Asheville, North Carolina, emerged as America's top choice following Tuesday night's extremely close vote.
Fans have a chance to be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:45 am
In a special video message from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of "Star Wars: Force for Change," a brand new "Star Wars" initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.
Village of Lewiston taking steps to clean Center Street
Wed, May 21st 2014 01:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has started efforts to spruce up Center Street.

At Monday's Village Board meeting, Marianne Gittermann, chairwoman of the Lewiston Beautification Commission, read a laundry list of chores her group has begun, in cooperation with the village's Department of Public Works.

Niagara County, NTCC ink 3-year tourism promotion deal
Wed, May 21st 2014 11:05 am
Niagara County lawmakers approved a three-year pact Tuesday with the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., the publicly funded tourism promotion agency operated under a joint agreement between the county and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls.
'The Voice': Josh Kaufman wins
Wed, May 21st 2014 11:00 am
Josh Kaufman was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" Tuesday night, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season six.
'Dancing With The Stars': Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy take home mirrorball trophy
Wed, May 21st 2014 10:55 am
After nine weeks of competitive dancing spanning a variety of styles from the cha cha to the foxtrot to the Viennese waltz and beyond, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were crowned the "Dancing With The Stars" season 18 champions on the season finale Tuesday on the ABC Television Network.
Memorial names Vicki Smith director of women's services
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
Vicki Smith, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, EFM-C, has been appointed director of women's services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Her appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced by Memorial Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Krolewski, RN, BSN.
Memorial Day alert: BBB warns military supporters of possible scams and fake charities
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
May is National Military Appreciation Month, culminating on Memorial Day, which is a time to honor those who have lost their lives in active military service. Unfortunately, it's also become the time of year when scammers target those who serve or have served this nation. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is urging people to be on the lookout for deals that seem too good to be true and for possible fraudulent charities.
Niagara County lawmakers set new tone on contract talks
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
Signaling their impatience with unresolved contract negotiations between the county government and the unions representing county employees, Niagara County lawmakers will instruct the county's negotiating team to begin conducting regular closed-door briefings on the progress of talks.
NBC wins primetime television season in 18-49
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:00 pm
NBC has won the 2013-14 primetime television season in adults 18-49, its first season-long win in 10 years. NBC has delivered a 2.7 rating for the season, the network's highest average in four years, according to "most current" viewing data from Nielsen Media Research with three nights left to count in the traditional September-to-May season.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces Stacie Starr as winner of 'LIVE's 2014 Top Teacher Search'
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:55 pm
This morning on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced Stacie Starr from Elyria, Ohio, was chosen as the winner of "LIVE's 2014 Top Teacher Search."
Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2014 tournament
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
A prominent pediatrician and a local business executive have been named chairpersons of the 23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic. The annual fundraiser for the medical center is Tuesday, June 3, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Higgins announces House passage of bill awarding Gold Medal to Borinqueneers
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced House of Representatives approval of H.R. 1726, a bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers.
 


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