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'The Chew' has a 5-star Thanksgiving prep week
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 10:20 am
"The Chew" is a one-stop holiday headquarters with a week of Thanksgiving ideas to delight and impress.
Preparing for Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 08:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is once again participating in Small Business Saturday, and encouraging retailers in Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville and Sanborn to take advantage of the national promotion.
Village Bake Shoppe offering cookies & discounts as part of customer appreciation day
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
To mark five fabulous years dishing out delicious desserts, the world-famous Village Bake Shoppe is holding a customer appreciation day on Nov. 12.
Ransomville: Festival of Wreaths to feature new happenings
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
The annual Ransomville Festival of Wreaths is taking place all day Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27, in the hamlet of Ransomville.
Lewiston: Keeping the ice rink open
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
As discussions wound up at Town Hall this week on Lewiston's $16.820 million 2017 tentative spending plan, town officials reported steps are now being taken to resurrect the Lewiston Family Ice Rink for the upcoming Lewiston Christmas Walk and holiday season.
Share the Road plan touted for West River
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
An Island resident is touting another alternative for the West River Connector Trail.
Grand Island: Whitehaven Road striping update
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Highway Superintendent reminded that Whitehaven and Baseline roads are owned by the county and maintained by the Erie County Department of Public Works. The town has no input as to what the county does or their time line in doing it, Jim Tomkins said.
FASNY reminds New Yorkers to check smoke & CO alarms when changing clocks
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 04:15 pm
As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges all New Yorkers to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are functioning properly.
Amy Grant's 'Tennessee Christmas' among top seasonal releases
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 03:55 pm
Six-time Grammy Award winner Amy Grant's newly released "Tennessee Christmas" earned the No. 3 spot on Billboard's holiday albums chart just behind top sellers Pentatonix and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Town of Niagara approves budget proposal
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 02:25 pm
In a very brief public hearing and special Town Board meeting for the 2017 budget, held Wednesday at Town Hall, the Town of Niagara officially approved the 2017 budget proposal originally revealed by Supervisor Lee Wallace early last month.
Obit: Michael G. Wolfgang
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 02:15 pm
Michael G. Wolfgang of Williamsville, an attorney at law and Star of David Emblem holder, passed way on Oct. 26, 2016.
Mount St. Mary's pancake breakfast on Sunday
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 02:10 pm
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital invites area residents to its annual Tony Guthrie Pancake Breakfast, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Lewiston No. 1 firehall on North Sixth Street in the Village of Lewiston.
A.G. Schneiderman announces Election Day hotline to ensure access for voters during general election
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 01:55 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office has created a hotline to help troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues and barriers encountered by voters at the polls for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
FOX renews 'The Simpsons' for unprecedented 29th & 30th seasons
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 01:35 pm
FOX has ordered 29th and 30th seasons of the pop culture phenomenon "The Simpsons." The renewal takes the long-running animated series to 669 episodes, the largest number of episodes for any scripted television show ever, breaking the record previously set by "Gunsmoke" (635).
Jacobs reminds snowmobilers to register sleds in Erie County
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 12:05 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs reminded snowmobilers to register their sleds "locally" and avoid the registration rush by mailing in their snowmobile registrations, using the signature green "Renew Local" envelope or doing so at any Erie County Auto Bureau.
Snowmobile course set for Nov. 16-17
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 12:05 pm
The Grand Island Snowmobile Club is sponsoring a New York state certified snowmobile safety course at no charge Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16 and 17, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Hardwick announces ag district hearing
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 12:05 pm
The Erie County Legislature will hold a public hearing to gather public input on proposed inclusions of land into existing agricultural districts.
Obit: Bernice (née Stack) Dinsmore
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 12:00 pm
Lifelong Grand Island resident Bernice Dinsmore passed away Oct. 13.
Oliver Street Merchants Association installs new banners
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:45 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, along with members of the Common Council and the Oliver Street Merchants Association, gathered at 308 Oliver St. in North Tonawanda at the Project 308 Art Gallery Oct. 25 to celebrate the installation of the new Oliver Street welcome banners.
Ransomville Speedway - a look back at 2016
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:45 am
The biggest news of the 2016 season at Ransomville Speedway was the purchase of the racing facility made by the Atwal family, who became the third owner in the history of the speedway.
NCCC to host Financial Aid Day
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
Niagara County Community College will host its SUNY Financial Aid Day from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12.
'Kales Court' dedication
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, Superintendent of Schools Greg Woytila and Drake Elementary Principle Katie Smith gathered Oct. 21 for the dedication of a new basketball court and playground at Drake Elementary School in North Tonawanda.
Ross receives award for service to NCCC
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
William L. Ross received the New York Community College Trustees Marvin A. Rapp Award for distinguished trustee service last week in Cooperstown. The honor was given based on dedicated and outstanding service to Niagara County Community College.
North Tonawanda tourism continues to increase
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
Tourism continues to be on the rise in North Tonawanda.
Niagara Community Center opens, begins to serve area youth
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:35 am
The new Niagara Community Center is now up and running, providing a new place for youth to thrive and learn through sporting and educational activities.
NBC to broadcast 15th annual 'National Dog Show Presented by Purina' on Thanksgiving
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:15 pm
NBC will present the 15th anniversary edition of its popular holiday special "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina" on Thanksgiving (noon-2 p.m. in all time zones), Nov. 24, following the telecast of NBC's "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade."
'Showstoppers' night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars'
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:15 pm
The six remaining celebrities will dance two show-stopping dances - one from some of the hottest Broadway musicals, and a second where they are paired up for a "Team-Up Challenge" - as "Showstoppers" night comes to "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Nov. 7 (8-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
Lewiston Community Lions, Deal Realty team for peanut butter & jelly drive
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:15 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions were able to contribute 90 items to help local food pantries restock their shelves.
Niagara Hospice to hold 'Light-a-Life' celebration
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:10 pm
Niagara Hospice will hold its annual "Light-a-Life" memorial tree lighting celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, under the Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion behind Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
National Hospice & Palliative Care Month celebrated throughout November
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:10 pm
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness.
Niagara County: Collins to helm coroner replacement
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:05 pm
With Monday's resignation of District 3 Coroner Kenneth V. Lederhouse, county lawmakers will start the process of identifying a successor to the long-time public official, Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, announced Thursday morning.
Casting Crowns celebrate 11th No. 1 radio single with 'One Step Away'
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:05 pm
Multi-platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns released their eighth studio album, "The Very Next Thing," in September and just celebrated their 11th No. 1 radio single with "One Step Away."
NBC's 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' welcomes holiday season with star-studded musical telecast
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
NBC celebrates the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree with "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. ET).
Meryl Streep to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced eight-time Golden Globe-winner Meryl Streep will be honored with the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 8. The 2017 Golden Globe Awards will air live coast-to-coast on NBC from 8-11 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Original cast members reprise their roles in Disney XD's animated TV series 'Big Hero 6'
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Disney XD's upcoming animated series "Big Hero 6," based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, will reunite much of the original cast for its 2017 debut.
Niagara Frontier Publications reveals pumpkin contest winners
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 06:00 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications recently held a pumpkin-carving/decorating contest for Halloween. The first-place winners, Michael and Cindy Kline of Grand Island, carve numerous pumpkins every year and decided to put one in the NFP contest.
Salvation Army kicks off kettle drive at KeyBank Center
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced The Salvation Army will launch its annual holiday kettle drive on Thursday, Nov. 3, at KeyBank Center before the Sabres' 7 p.m. game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Erie County, towns reach new snowplowing agreement
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division has announced a new snowplowing agreement has been reached between Erie County and the association representing over 30 municipalities that contract with the county for snowplowing.
Helping others in Ukraine
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:50 pm
Thanks to the initiative of cardiologist Dr. Zina Hajduczok, of Lewiston Cardiology (pictured at left with perioperative business/systems supervisor Becky Shively), and the cooperation of central services and surgery, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has put together a shipment of medical supplies bound for the Ukraine.
Military Times ranks UB among 'Best for Vets'
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:50 pm
Military Times, for the second consecutive year, has ranked the University at Buffalo as one of the nation's best universities for military veterans.