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Higgins presents family of Montford Point Marine William H. Givens with Congressional Gold Medal
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
In a special ceremony, Congressman Brian Higgins and members of the United States Marine Corps presented the family of Montford Point Marine William H. Givens Jr. with the Congressional Gold Medal for his service during World War II.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' calls on kids to be heroes at their favorite state park
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
Spider-Man, star of Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," visited Riverbank State Park to encourage youth to "Be a Hero" at their favorite New York state park and register to volunteer Saturday, May 3, for "I Love My Park Day."
Selena Gomez, One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Taylor Swift, Zendaya among winners at Radio Disney Music Awards
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:50 am
Selena Gomez, One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Taylor Swift and Zendaya were among the winners this weekend at the Radio Disney Music Awards, a celebration of music's most popular young artists as voted on by kid and tween fans.
Aretha Franklin, Heart, Styx, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles: Artpark reveals final outdoor acts
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark announced the final performers in the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series 2014 season lineups Monday morning. The list includes:
Lewiston Public Library May programs, events
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 07:00 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 May.
Discover 'History in Your Backyard'
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 07:00 am
Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit seven locations for one price. "History in Your Backyard" participants will receive a commemorative passport that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants.
Cher's 'Dressed to Kill' tour exceeds Buffalo fans expectations
Sun, Apr 27th 2014 09:00 pm
This year marks 50 years of entertaining for Cher. Buffalo was lucky enough to make the list of cities as she embarked on her final farewell tour. The six months of anticipation since tickets went on sale was finally released Wednesday night, April 23, as Cher took to the stage at the First Niagara Center.
The Silo opens with mouth-watering new menu items
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:30 am
Oh, you won't believe this.
Lewiston Smelt Festival expected to draw large (hungry) crowds May 2
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Lewiston and The Silo Restaurant, in cooperation with the Niagara River Anglers, will celebrate one of the region's most famous natural resources when they host the Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Jaguar offers elaborate Mother's Day menu
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:00 am
Chef Victor Parra has something special planned for the moms who eat at Jaguar at the Bistro this Mother's Day.
Seniors celebrate 'Easter Bonnet Day'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Senior Center recently had its "Easter Bonnet Day." Seniors made there own bonnets and competed for bragging rights.
Olsen to speak on 'Ponder Price, Purchase: Armand Castellani - Building a Collection in the 1980s'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, May 15, the Castellani Art Museum will open its "Meet Me at the CAM" "Art City" series with a presentation by former director Sandra Olsen, Ph.D., on the formation of the museum's collection of modern and contemporary art.
Learn about genealogical records
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will present the free program "Genealogical Records Found in the Lockport Public Library and the Niagara County Historians Office" at 7 p.m. on April 30 at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Chamber Awards Gala: Bandana's Bar & Grill named Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Bandana's Bar & Grill as the recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award.
Momentum builds for 'Great Contraption Race'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
This first-of-its-kind happening will take place rain or shine at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in the lower Niagara River between Lewiston and Youngstown. Briefly put, it's a new type of on-river competition/social experience to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Buffarun Distance Club: 'I run because I can'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
An inspiring message runs across the Buffarun Distance Club's website which reads, "I run for others. I run for my family. I run for a challenge. I run for a cure. I run because I can."
This is it: Time to graduate
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 10:15 pm
It's finally here: The last few days till graduation (18 days to be exact).

During the four years I've spent in college, I am finally down to the last days of it. It's bitter sweet. Everything I've worked for is finally paying off. In 18 short days, I will be a college graduate.

Lewiston Police Blotter for April 26, 2014
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:45 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, April 14, to Sunday, April 20, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 62 response calls during this period.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for April 18, 2014
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:20 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 176 calls from April 5 to 11. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for April 18, 2014
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:20 pm
The following incidents occurred from April 7 to 13, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 32 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 401 calls so far this year.
Jacobs launches campaign to increase number of organ donors
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:15 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently announced the launching an aggressive campaign to significantly increase the number of Erie County citizens opting to become organ donors.

"Our goal is to raise the number of registered organ donors at our auto bureau by 30 percent," said Jacobs.

According to Unyts, 80 percent of people who become organ donors register at their local auto bureau. "That means we at the Erie County Auto Bureau have a unique privilege and a responsibility to tell our customers that this simple act of checking a box can save countless lives," said Jacobs.

Grand Island Lions Club: Annual spaghetti dinner to feature many supported agencies
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:15 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club's 45th annual spaghetti dinner will be held Monday, April 28, at the Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa from 5 to 8 p.m. The Lions will not only offer sumptuous piles of plated pasta, a basket raffle, and a presentation of Lions' Peace Poster contest entrants, it will also offer the community access to representatives from area service agencies who will be able to provide information on their services (some free or at low cost) and even volunteer and employment opportunities.
Kids Day April 29
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:15 pm
Volunteers are again needed to sell newspapers to support Kids Day on Tuesday, April 29. Proceeds from this paper sale help support the Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
Island of Hope: Islanders to Paint the Town Purple
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:15 pm
Islanders will decorate their homes and workplaces with purple to show their support for the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life.
Quadriplegic diver candidate takes plunge at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:15 pm
The liberating world of scuba is now an exciting option for disabled people in the Western New York area with its first student, Tom Schofield of Burford, Ontario, a quadriplegic. After 30 years out of the water, and a few false starts to learn scuba diving, Schofield was finally able to realize his dream of training to become a diver with the help of the regional Handicapped Scuba Association Training Team, Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa and Adventure Scuba and Watersports.
Calling all book lovers
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:05 pm
The Friends of the North Tonawanda Public Library will hold the 38th annual used book sale from April 30 through May 4, at the library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda.
Town IDA to meet
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:05 pm
Calvin Richards, chairman, has announced the Town of Niagara Industrial Development Agency will hold the following meetings Tuesday, April 29, at Town Hall: 2 p.m. public hearing for Cataract Real Estate Holdings LLC; 2:30 p.m. governance committee, finance and audit; 3 p.m. board of directors.
Town of Grand Island: New recycling carts just weeks away from arrival
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:05 pm
Republic Services will deliver new covered, wheeled recycling carts to each Grand Island household later this spring. The 95-gallon container, similar to the one pictured, was chosen to encourage greater recycling by Grand Island residents and to prevent recyclables from blowing through neighborhoods on windy days.
Grand Island High School: Music groups honored on D.C. trip
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:05 pm
Three Grand Island High School music groups earned superior ratings at the Dixie Classic Festival in Washington, D.C., with one winning the top prize.
Basket auction at St. George
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:00 pm
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, will host its annual basket auction on Saturday, May 3.
Tri-Community participates in Recruitment Day
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:00 pm
The Tri-Community Ambulance Service is opening its doors to area residents from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY.
Observe National Day of Prayer in Wheatfield
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
In conjunction with the observance of the annual National Day of Prayer, a Community Day of Prayer will be held at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2800 Church Road, on Thursday, May 1.
Protect children with immunizations
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
National Infant Immunization Week is April 26 to May 3.

This is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable disease and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the U.S.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week. When National Infant Immunization Week was established in 1994, immunization programs were facing significant challenges as communities across the U.S. were seeing decreasing immunization rates among children.

Hopping down the bunny trail
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
Who can resist a life-sized rabbit that hands out Easter treats? Certainly not the residents and family members at the McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda. The Easter bunny made his annual rounds at the facility, spreading Easter cheer.
Advance Chiropractic aids Hospice
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
Make a $20 donation to Niagara Hospice and get a complimentary spinal exam and chiropractic adjustment, all in the same visit to Advance Chiropractic, 820 Main St., Niagara Falls, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26.
It's magic
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
St. Stephen School on Grand Island was the latest setting for the magic and mischief of Rob and Carol Allen of Wheatfield, sponsored in part by the Western New York Dairy Industry.
River otter pups go on exhibit at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:50 pm
The North American River Otter pups announced last month are now on exhibit in the Buffalo Zoo's Otter Creek exhibit.

North American river otters have to be taught how to swim by their mothers.

School of Dental Medicine hosts its third annual UB Dental Run for Smiles 5K
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
The annual UB Run for Smiles, created by students at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine to raise community awareness about the dental clinic's affordable oral health care, will take place Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in the Health Sciences Quad on the South Campus.
 


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