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First Niagara and People & Possibilities Inc. partner to provide educational, social and cultural programs for families in need
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and People & Possibilities Inc., a Niagara Falls Housing Authority organization, are providing educational, cultural, social and recreational "quality of life" programs for people of all ages living in and around Niagara Falls Housing Authority communities.
Grisanti sends letter to Cuomo asking for emergency amendments to medical marijuana law
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, sent a letter Sunday along with two other state lawmakers urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make amendments to the medical marijuana law as quickly as possible.
Buffalo Sabres sign Luke Adam to one-year contract
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday the team signed forward Luke Adam to a one-year, two-way contract.
Vacation Bible School in Youngstown
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown invites all children entering kindergarten to fifth grade to gear up for the "Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God" Vacation Bible School. The fun runs from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11-15 at 100 Church St.
Time Warner Cable open house interview event
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
Join Time Warner Cable's growing business class team at an open house interview event. Candidates will meet with recruiters and hiring leaders, while learning about technical support positions. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Time Warner Cable, 425 Michigan Ave., Buffalo.
UB 'Joining Forces' collaboration aims to improve the lives of veterans, military families
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
A collaboration between the University at Buffalo's School of Social Work and School of Nursing will serve local veterans and families by teaching social workers and nurses how they can better care for and respond to veterans' needs.
Niagara County Fair a summer highlight with food, rides, music, special events
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross has a full load of events listed on his calendar for July.

The Wheatfield resident has one event double-circled on that calendar, however - Wednesday, July 30.

Get ready for first Great Contraption Race in Youngstown
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 06:55 am
The days are drawing ever so closer to an all-new event taking place in the lower Niagara River. Called the Great Contraption Race, it's a unique on-water competition presented by the It Happened to Alexa Foundation of Lewiston. To run Saturday, Aug. 2, this rather unusual happening continues to catch the interest of would-be participants, almost as soon as they hear of it.
100-plus golf for Marty Violante
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 05:50 am
The third annual Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Alumni Weekend ended Monday with the Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic at Niagara Frontier Country Club. More than 100 golfers and guests were in attendance for the event, which honored Lou Fernandez this year.
Help prevent a blood shortage
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 05:50 am
Right now, the American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types. High school students can play a big role in helping to boost the local blood supply and prevent an emergency situation.
Hibbard's celebrates milestone
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 05:00 am
From the clothes we wear, to the music we listen to, our means of transportation and our preferred forms of entertainment, many things have changed since 1939.

You know one thing that hasn't changed in 75 years? People still confuse ice cream and custard.

'Mary Poppins' brings magic to Artpark (or is it the other way around?)
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:05 am
To successfully present "Mary Poppins" in 2014 - to bravely take on Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, the song and dance numbers - let alone the flying - would take real magic.
Niagara Wine Trail Wine and Culinary Festival promises 'educational entertainment'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
In case your summer of 2014 has not been filled with enough alcohol and delicious food thus far, make sure to attend The Niagara Wine Trail Wine and Culinary Festival July 26 and 27 at Academy Park in Lewiston, for your fair share.
'Saddle up' for Paddles Up
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Paddles Up Niagara, the Niagara River Greenway Commission's annual paddle sports event, returns to Grand Island for its ninth year of operation.

The main attraction of Paddles Up is its 4.8-mile paddle from the Little Beaver Launch Site to the East River Marsh Site and back.

Lewiston Public Library August programs, events and activities
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of August.
Artpark: Emilie Renier and John Barsoian preview 'Mary Poppins'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Artpark & Company will present the popular Disney musical "Mary Poppins" July 31 through Aug. 8 inside the Mainstage Theater.

Leads Emilie Renier and John Barsoian recently met last at The Orange Cat in Lewiston to drink coffee and preview the show.

New regatta comes to Youngstown
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club hosts the inaugural CanAm Challenge regatta this weekend on Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27 on Lake Ontario.
Toasting 10 years at Marjim Manor
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Next weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Winery at Marjim Manor, the family-owned Appleton winery known for its fruit wines, as well as its ghost stories.
Updated: Mike Marra resigns
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
It's been one of those weeks for Supervisor Dennis Brochey and the Lewiston Town Board.
Aretha inspires at Artpark
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Motown sensation Aretha Franklin, together with her Aretha Franklin Orchestra, thoroughly entertained an Artpark Tuesdays crowd this week, with a splendid blend of her 500-plus soul classics dating from the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Raby Memorial 5K Run this weekend
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:30 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association is holding its annual Jason Raby Memorial 5K Run and Walk this weekend.
Six N-W grads receive booster scholarships
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Ann D. Bishara, president of the Niagara-Wheatfield Community Boosters recently presented this year's six scholarships in memory of Alice Stradley, treasurer, who passed away Feb. 24.
First Bishara scholarship goes to Belote
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
The William Bishara Memorial Scholarship was presented to Emily Belote, salutatorian of the Niagara-Wheatfield Class of 2014, at Senior Awards Night last month.
Visit the Carrousel Museum on Wednesdays
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Once again the Carrousel Museum in North Tonawanda is offering free admission s through the generosity of local businesses on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. through Aug. 27.
Veterans convention set in Nebraska
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.
Coopers collecting donations for needy
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Operation: Walk the Walk is a campaign to collect men's new and used shoes, sneakers and boots that are in good condition. These will be distributed to the homeless at the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission on Aug. 16.
Public comment invited on law
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Wheatfield's concerns with Quasar and human waste sludge in its equate product is back in the news.
Kiwanis awards two scholarships; receives award
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:15 pm
On June 12, Jessica Lamson and Brian Zuch were honored with the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis' 2014 scholarship awards. The recipients and their families were treated to dinner at the Jetport Family Restaurant before Kiwanis President Mary Dohm presented the scholarship awards.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Cellular Connection to host 2nd annual backpack giveaway
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:10 pm
Residents in Grand Island are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, has announced that it will donate 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks.

More than 350 participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to bring their children to the store between noon and 2 p.m. on Aug. 2 to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

Obit: Dorothy Mae Bull Maier Killian
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:00 pm
Dorothy Mae Bull Maier Killian, age 93, of Oxford, Florida, peacefully passed away on June 9, 2014.
Obit: Frank O. Eldridge
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:00 pm
Frank O. Eldridge, entered into rest July 20, 2014. He was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Jerry Richard Livingston Sr.
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:00 pm
Jerry Richard Livingston Sr. of Canaseraga, N.Y., passed away at home July 3, 2014, after a difficult battle with cancer. He was born April 6, 1941, in Buffalo to Martin Luther and Esther (Jepson) Livingston.
Obit: Arthur Lawrence Bascomb
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:00 pm
Arthur "Artie" Lawrence Bascomb, age 65, of Brookfield, Connecticut, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for July 18, 2014
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:50 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 197 calls from July 5 to 11. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Second state record fish established for 2014
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced James VanArsdall of West Henrietta caught a record-breaking freshwater drum from Irondequoit Bay (Lake Ontario) in Monroe County.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for July 18, 2014
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:40 pm
The following incidents occurred from July 7 to 13, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 41 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 788 calls so far this year.
Hold on to your taste buds: Local residents launch Lewiston Culinary Tours
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
Come and discover the delicious cuisine the Village of Lewiston has to offer in a new and fun way with Lewiston Culinary Tours presented by The Roaming Table.
Comedian Lewis Black, singer Sheena Easton coming to Seneca Casinos this fall
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
Two additional renowned entertainers will appear at the Seneca Resorts & Casinos this fall. Comedian and social critic Lewis Black will take the stage at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca on Saturday, Oct. 18, and singer/actress Sheena Easton will perform at the Bear's Den Showroom in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Sept. 27.
New Christmas special, 'Toy Story That Time Forgot,' to air Dec. 2 on ABC
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
ABC announced its second Pixar Animation Studios special for television, "Toy Story That Time Forgot," a new Christmas special featuring your favorite characters from the "Toy Story" films, will air Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. The special comes on the heels of the success of "Toy Story OF TERROR!," which premiered to stellar ratings last October.
 


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