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The struggles of graduating seniors ... by a graduating senior
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 02:00 pm
As graduation nears for college seniors, the stress starts to weigh on their shoulders. Not only do they have papers and finals, but now they have to do something with the degree they are about to receive.
Bia, the Perico Princess, came from the 'hood' to make her way to Hollywood
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 01:40 pm
On Aug. 16, 1991, the talented female rapper Bianca Landrau was born. The 24-year-old goes by the name of Bia, or the Perico Princess. So far, she has worked with T.I., The Clipse, Big Sean and Pharrell Williams.
Feel the local music: Meet Optic Oppression
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 01:20 pm
Optic Oppression is a Buffalo-based electronic rock group.
Meet Sesame Street's New Afghan character: Zari
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 06:15 pm
Remember watching Sesame Street when you were a kid? Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and many other characters made the show a huge success, and make it one of the most-watched children's shows in the world. Now there's a new resident on "Sesame Street," and she's promoting women's rights in Afghanistan.
Truly amazing places in Saigon tourists must visit
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 06:00 pm
Saigon, currently named and still also referred to as Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest city of Vietnam in terms of population size and level of urbanization, as well as the economic leader and one of the important cultural and education centers.
Special Olympics games held at Niagara University
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 05:15 pm
On Saturday, April 16, Niagara University held its yearly Special Olympics. This was a time for athletes to come and show off their basketball skills to family, friends and supporters.
College: More than a classroom education
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 12:30 pm
College. It is supposed to be the most wonderful time of young adults' lives. A time to be crazy and let loose and have fun.
College class registration: A horror story
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 12:05 pm
One night every semester, college students all over the country prepare themselves, and their sanity, to take on registration. You don't just pick classes, you fight for them.
Niagara University's Clet Dining Hall undergoing multimillion-dollar expansion
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University has recently begun work on an $8 million expansion and renovation of Clet Dining Hall, the main dining hall for students on campus.
Welcome summer: The Silo is back in business
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
It's cruel and unusual having to go an entire winter without a "Haystack."
'Discover Niagara Shuttle' set to launch in May
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
A new trolley system is planned to transport visitors to points of interest in communities along and around the Niagara Gorge this tourist season.
Frontier House parking lot closed - here's why
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Center Street passersby noticed the historic Frontier House parking lot is once again closed to the public.
Village of Lewiston GOP caucus April 28
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Republican Committee has announced the 2016 Village of Lewiston GOP caucus will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Red Brick Municipal Building gym, 145 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Village of Lewiston: Notice of change in Democratic Party caucus
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Democratic Committee announces a change in date and location for the Democratic caucus for the nomination of candidates to run for two open trustee positions in the Village of Lewiston.
Obit: Robert E. Lee Sr.
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Robert E. Lee Sr. passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on April 14, 2016.
Obit: John J. 'Jack' Reardon
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
John J. "Jack" Reardon of Lewiston passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Pints for Progress has focus on community improvement
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Pints for Progress, a grassroots community happening spotlighting up-and-coming groups and attractions in the City of Niagara Falls, staged yet another successful event earlier this month at the Niagara Falls Arts and Cultural Center.
Chamber Gala: Chairman's Award goes to Modern Corp.
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Modern Corporation has been chosen as the 2016 Chairman's Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Kristen Trunzo.
Youngstown Library Friends' schedule spring book sale
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host a spring book sale from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon, April 28-30, at the Red Brick School Village Center gym, 240 Lockport St.
Grand Island Lions home again for annual dinner
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club returned to a familiar location at 100 Whitehaven Road, the Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa, for the 47th edition of the club's spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
Island of Hope: Painting the Town Purple
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Committee members for the 2016 Relay For Life will bring the Town Commons alive with purple April 30 in preparation for the annual Paint the Town Purple event, which takes place nationally May 1.
Citizen of the Year Awards: Chamber thanks Thermo Fisher
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner April 28 at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Niagara County Central Rotary Club to host senior citizen breakfast
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The 33rd annual Roger W. Andrews Senior Citizen breakfast, hosted by Niagara County Central Rotary Club, will be held in the Niagara-Wheatfield High School cafeteria 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7.
DEC issues guidance to homeowners to avoid problems with bears
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued guidance on how to prevent negative encounters with black bears.
How does your garden grow?
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 03:40 pm
I used to be a serial plant murderer.
YBPA marks 40th anniversary
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 03:35 pm
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association marked a special milestone at its April 12 meeting as the association celebrated the 40th anniversary of its founding.
Niagara County Health Dept. issues statement on Zika case
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 01:00 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Director Stapleton issued the following statement today in response to media inquiries:
Grand Island conducts Operation Safe Stop
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:30 am
Grand Island law enforcement joined with the Grand Island Central School District's Transportation Department to take part in Operation Safe Stop Thursday, April 21.
Hardwick announces Grand Island roadways to be repaired
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:30 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced Whitehaven Road and Baseline Road on Grand Island will both be repaved this year. The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved more than $26 million in roadwork funding, including these two projects.
GIHS Class of '76 looking for classmates
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:20 am
The Grand Island High School Class of 1976 is looking for contact information on the following people.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council hosts bingo, blood drive
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:20 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 holds bingo every Tuesday at its hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
Obit: Ruth (Becker) Padlog
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:20 am
Island resident Ruth (Becker) Padlog died April 18, 2016, at 90 years of age.
Grand Island Board of Education trustees adopt $61M budget
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:20 am
Board of Education trustees in the Grand Island Central School District Tuesday passed a nearly $61 million budget plan for 2016-17.
Actors turned singers: Kiefer Sutherland, Johnny Depp among those performing locally this summer
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:00 am
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, "24" star Kiefer Sutherland said he rolls his eyes when he hears of actors turning into singers. But that didn't stop him from adding his name to that list.
Town of Niagara Lions to host 'Bowling for Sight' event
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:40 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club will host its annual "Bowling for Sight" event Saturday, April 30, at the Bowl-O-Drome Lanes at 2712 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Pappas: NT a 'Tree City USA' designation
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the Arbor Day Foundation named the City of North Tonawanda the "2016 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Waste drop-off day set for NT community
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced North Tonawanda's "Special Waste Drop-Off Day" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Department of Public Works facility, 758 Erie Ave.
Town of Niagara Board OKs park updates, new community activities
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board approved updates to all of its parks for the coming warmer weather seasons.
Wheatfield board discusses stay on solar panels
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted Monday to hold a public hearing regarding the implementation of a six-month moratorium on the installation and possession of ground-mounted solar panels in the town at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Town Hall.
Empties for Empower
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:30 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15 for Empties for Empower, its newly opened bottle and can redemption center at 4701 Military Road.