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Niagara County Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:45 pm
Niagara County Peach Festival Chairman Gerry Gismondi has announced there will be a cheerleading competition Friday, Sept. 11, at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. Competition will be held for high school varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads or youth football and all-star squads.
Canalside's 'Tuesday Night Flicks' series ends with 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' presented by Squeaky Wheel
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Join Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center one last time at Buffalo's Canalside for an outdoor film screening of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" as part of "Tuesday Night Flicks."
Seneca Resorts & Casinos announces diverse November entertainment lineup
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos has announced a deep, wide-ranging set of performances scheduled for November at Seneca Niagara Casino & resort and Seneca Allegany Casino & Resort.
Lewiston Arts Café welcomes Livio Farallo and Darryl Tonemah
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will present another program in the second season of the Lewiston Arts Café. Hosted by Perry Nicholas and Maria Sebastian, Arts Café is a series of programs that feature some of the area's finest poets and musicians.
Chris Cornell's 'Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart' most added at triple A, active rock and mainstream rock
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Chris Cornell's debut single, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart," from his forthcoming studio album "Higher Truth," accomplished a rare feat as it became the No. 1 most added single at triple A and active rock, two distinctly different formats, this week.
NU summer camp acclimates international students to English language, WNY, American culture
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Nguyen Hai Anh made her first-ever visit to the U.S. from Vietnam this summer intent on gaining English language proficiency. Le Xuan Son, also from Vietnam, was interested in understanding American culture and ideologies. Meanwhile, Shanghai native Tu Peng Wei simply wanted to see for himself what an American university looked like.
Stevie Wonder to perform in Buffalo
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
First Niagara Center has announced legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder will bring his "Songs In The Key Of Life Performance" tour to Buffalo Thursday, Nov. 19. The show begins at 8 p.m.
BBC Band Beatles tribute, 'Summer of Love' at The Riv
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:35 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced the following events:
Youngstown: Ortt secures $20,000 for purchase of new police cruiser
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today delivered a check in the amount of $20,000 to help the Youngstown Police Department better protect residents and operate more effectively. Ortt secured the state funding to assist the department with the purchase of one new, state-of-the-art police cruiser.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Boulevard Mall Saturday
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present adoptable dogs Sonny, Cher and Hope from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Boulevard Mall (Sears Court) on Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road in Amherst.
Niagara Catholic lends a helping hand
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
Members of the Niagara Catholic campus ministry team recently assisted the Lion's Club International District 20-N with its Recycle for Sight program.
'Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors' to air Thursday, Dec. 10
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:05 pm
NBC has announced its upcoming holiday film "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" will air Thursday, Dec. 10 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).
Buffalo Sabres announce single-game ticket on-sale dates for 2015-16 season
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced on-sale dates for the team's 2015-16 preseason and regular season individual tickets, as well as the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and the Rochester Americans game at First Niagara Center. The team also announced ticket prices for the 2015 preseason.
Empire State Development announces 200th patent earned by FuzeHub board member
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:05 pm
Empire State Development has announced FuzeHub board member Santokh S. Badesha earned his 200th patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Badesha plays a vital role at FuzeHub, working with board members and industry experts to connect New York's small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses to the resources and expertise needed to expand and succeed.
Benner to keynote 'Innovations in Education for Nurses' conference at Niagara University
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:05 pm
Niagara University's nursing department will host a daylong conference for nursing educators on Friday, Sept. 11. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum.
Memorial Medical Center names Christopher Kijowski director of social work
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:00 pm
Christopher Kijowski, LCSWR, was named director of social work/clinical coordinator at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Cement Masons recruit apprentices
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:00 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Cement Masons, Local Union No. 111, will conduct a recruitment from Sept. 17 through June 16, 2016, for three to five cement mason apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Memorial Medical Center: Laura Cherry named to quality post
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:00 pm
Laura A. Cherry, R.N., B.S.N., has been named director of quality management at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
TobyMac's 'THIS IS NOT A TEST' takes No. 4 spot on Billboard Top 200
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:00 pm
"THIS IS NOT A TEST," the latest from platinum-selling artist TobyMac, has debuted in the No. 4 spot on the Billboard Top 200, garnered No. 1 at the Christian Albums Chart and is No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart.
FOX orders third season of 'Hotel Hell'
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:00 pm
FOX has ordered a third season of "Hotel Hell," the hit Gordon Ramsay series in which the award-winning chef and hospitality expert endures hotels at their worst, as he attempts to turn around these failing establishments and make the changes required to meet his impeccable standards.
'Food Network Star' named
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:35 am
After a fiercely competitive 11th season, "Food Network Star" concluded Sunday night with Eddie Jackson of Houston named the winner of the series grand prize: his own show on Food Network.
'Kiss The Dog Days of Summer Goodbye Yappy Hours' events to support Heart of Niagara
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Tin Pan Alley and The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. will each host a special end of summer happy hour, re-named "Yappy Hour," over the Labor Day weekend to help raise funds for the continuous work of volunteer animal rescue organization Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue.
Niagara University: Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni appointed to new leadership positions
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution.
Lockport CARES Homeless Shelter yard sale and chowder sale
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Lockport CARES Homeless Shelter will hold a yard sale/open house/chowder sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, at 188 and 192 Genesee St. Chowder will be sold for $2 a bowl or $5 a quart.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston members paint Academy Park grandstands
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Member of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston spent Saturday morning painting the grandstands in Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston in preparation for the Niagara County Peach Festival. The annual event will be held Sept. 11-13 at Academy Park.
IHOP restaurants partners with No Kid Hungry For 'Summer of Smiles'
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Continuing its "Summer of Smiles" celebration, IHOP restaurants announced it has joined forces with No Kid Hungry to curtail childhood hunger. IHOP and No Kid Hungry share the philosophy that starting the day with breakfast, and a smile, is extremely important, and have targeted a goal of providing 2.5 million meals this year.
Higgins, Ortt and Pappas honor life and service of Robert J. Clark
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas remembered the life and service of Robert "Bob" Clark, former alderman and longtime member of the United States Armed Forces during a special ceremony at Veterans' Park.
RealtyUSA partners with Pajama Program
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 07:00 am
Personnel at the Grand Island offices of RealtyUSA are working to gather items for the Pajama Program, Buffalo chapter, which provides new pajamas and books to children in need, many of whom are waiting to be adopted.
Wheatfield senior trips planned
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 07:00 am
The following trips are planned for Town of Wheatfield seniors:
Back-to-school safety: Keep kids safe with simple tips
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 07:00 am
Kids around the country are getting ready to go back to school and their safety is a top priority for parents. In addition to buying school supplies, the beginning of the school year is the perfect time for families to download AlertID, the free safety app that includes simple tips to get the school year off to a safe start.
Peach Queen contestants meet judges, WKBW reporter Desiree Wiley
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 10:05 am
The Peach Queen court assembled Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club for the annual scholarship pageant dinner, to meet this year's judges, and to receive life lessons from WKBW-TV reporter and current Miss Buffalo Desiree Wiley.
Care 'N Share Food Pantry relocates
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 10:00 am
The Care 'N Share Food Pantry, serving residents in the Lewiston, Ransomville and Youngstown areas, has moved to a new, larger location at 3628 Ransomville Road - site of the former Porter County Mart.
Mike Johnson announces campaign for Niagara County Legislature
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 10:00 am
Michael A. Johnson of Lewiston announced his candidacy this week for the 2nd District of the Niagara County Legislature.
Celebrating Eddie's 60th
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 10:00 am
Among the many happenings in northern Niagara last weekend was a can't-miss one in Youngstown. Scores of friends turned out at the Ontario House (aka Jug) for the much-anticipated 60th birthday/retirement party for long-time Jug owner Eddie Wojick.
DOH advises on West Nile virus in Niagara County
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:55 am
The Niagara County Department of Health places the health and safety of our communities as our No. 1 priority. Informing our communities of risks, in combination with education, is one of the most essential elements of protection against injury and disease.
Obit: Richard 'Dick' Kathan
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:55 am
Richard "Dick" Kathan of Prior Lake, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the age of 89.
Cross-border love for The Spirit of The 80's
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:55 am
A bunch of 80s ska bands playing in a park, with all the proceeds going to supporting the arts? There is no way I would miss that. The Toasters and The English Beat were going to rip those grounds apart, and I had to be there.
Town of Lewiston Board approves paving
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:55 am
With Supervisor Dennis Brochey motorcycling out on Route 66 to Vegas, and Councilwoman Beth Ceretto absent too, the Lewiston Town Board carried on Monday with a number of lower-key but newsworthy matters.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Legacy Project dedication ceremony planned for Aug. 30
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:50 am
The congregation of St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a dedication ceremony Sunday, Aug. 30, for the Child Care Ministry Expansion Legacy Project.
GIHS artists get out of a jam and win Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:35 am
Despite getting caught in a traffic jam at the North Grand Island Bridge and starting later than their counterparts, Grand Island High School students won two top awards at the Chalk Walk competition during Saturday's Lewiston Art Festival.