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Pathways palliative care program now accepting BlueCross BlueShield members
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 10:40 pm
The Pathways palliative care program announces a new affiliation with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York for members living in Niagara County.
Arbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet with $3 donation
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 10:40 pm
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.
Democrats out of Lewiston election; Symmonds vows to continue run for mayor
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 04:30 pm
In a shocking turn of events Wednesday, the Lewiston Democratic Party candidates appointed to run in the June 17 Village of Lewiston election were ruled ineligible. Village Clerk Anne Welch disqualified mayoral candidate Jamie Symmonds and trustee candidate Jacqueline Lampman on the grounds their party failed to adhere to state election law.

Section 15-108(2)(c) states "Notice must be filed in the offices of the village clerk and the county board of elections at least 10 days before the scheduled caucus."

Welch said she did not receive notice from the Democrats of their caucus, which was held Tuesday, nor was a public announcement posted in her office.

Village of Lewiston: Dems get their candidate in Symmonds
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 10:00 pm
For the first time in 20 years, Village of Lewiston Democrats have a candidate for mayor.

Jamie Symmonds will represent the party in the June 17 election. She was nominated during Tuesday's Democratic Party caucus.

Interview: 'Continuum' improves upon its past
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 05:50 pm
How many times have you watched a TV show and thought, "Why did they do that?" Or, "Where is this story going?" Perhaps even, "I wish they wouldn't have killed off that character." Wouldn't it be cool if, just once, a show actually went back and made major revisions to previous episodes?
Historic Bond-Hawley House open two pre-season weekends
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
The Niagara History Center's circa-1823 Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House will be open for two event weekends in advance of its 2014 season.
NTCC adds four to board of directors
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:05 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the appointment of Anthony Brindisi, Michael Fiore, Kevin Schuler and Henry Sloma to the organization's board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term.
NBC Sports adds NFL Divisional Playoff Game to postseason schedule
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:05 pm
For the first time since acquiring the "Sunday Night Football" package in 2006, NBC will televise an NFL Divisional Playoff game this upcoming season and each season thereafter through 2022, per NBC Sports Group's nine-year extension with the NFL, which begins this season.
Niagara University listed among Princeton Review's 'Green Colleges'
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:00 pm
Niagara University is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks profiles NU in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges."
Bill Cosby to receive Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at American Comedy Awards
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:00 pm
NBC and Don Mischer Productions have announced Bill Cosby will be honored with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the American Comedy Awards, which airs May 8 (9 p.m.) on NBC.
University Community Farmers Market to open May 17 on UB South Campus
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 07:00 am
The eighth season of the University Community Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 17, on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus. It will feature a variety of new and old vendors selling fresh food and local products.
HAL offers 'Everything You Wanted To Know About Old Books ... But Were Afraid To Ask'
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 07:00 am
So, you have an older book and you're not quite sure how old it is or if it's worth something. This presentation is for you.
Escape from your 'Wild Life' with Hedley's fun new album
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 10:00 pm
If you're looking for a little something extra to kick off the warm spring season, sit back, relax and check out Hedley's new "Wild Life" album to be released May 19 by Capitol Records.
The Machine, Kelley Hunt, Eric Paslay among headliners at Latitude 43 Music Festival
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:50 pm
The Latitude 43 Music Festival will settle into its new home in the Outdoor Amphitheater at Artpark in Lewiston this June. The event, formerly known as PubFest, will continue its tradition of raising money for the Variety Kids Telethon.
Melissa Molnar joins Wound Center patient care team
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Wound care nurse Melissa Molnar has joined the patient care team at The Wound Center of Niagara.
Colvin Cleaners breaking records with 9th annual 'Gowns 4 Prom' charity event
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
This week, Colvin Cleaners, Western New York's "green" dry cleaner, will ramp up its efforts to celebrate "Gowns 4 Prom." The ninth annual charity event will be held 3-7 p.m. April 21-23 on stage at Shea's in downtown Buffalo. This year, with the help of Goodwill, TT New York, Continental Hair School, Boulevard Mall and Walden Galleria Mall, Colvin Cleaners has collected more than 4,000 donations of gently used gowns for girls in need to pick up for free during "Gowns 4 Prom."

This year will mark the highest number of dresses given out in the history of "Gowns 4 Prom." Over the past eight years, "Gowns 4 Prom" has given out more than 5,000 dresses. Colvin Cleaners expects to give out 1,000 this year alone.

Chevrolet, Billboard: Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic top 3 finalists for second annual Milestone Award as voted on by fans
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Billboard, dick clark productions and Chevrolet announced today Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and OneRepublic are the top three finalists for the Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
NYPA engineers to speak at World Green Energy Symposium, opening Earth Day in Niagara Falls
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Three New York Power Authority engineers will address the World Green Energy Symposium and Expo April 22-24 at the Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls.
Theatre in the Mist presents scholarships, honors founding members
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:00 pm
Theatre in the Mist, a local community theater group, recently presented the Lisa Gravel Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship to two students: Sabrina Kahwaty, a theatre performance major at Niagara University; and Magdalyn Chauby, a senior at Grand Island High School with aspirations to attend college for vocal performance.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron return to produce 2015 Oscars
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:00 pm
Motion picture, television and theater producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 87th Oscars will air live on the ABC Television Network "Oscar" Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.
'The Voice' to host social pre-show event experience for viewers during each live show
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 07:00 pm
NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" has created a social media party event titled #VoiceTailgate to enhance the social media experience for fans.
Celebrate spring blossoms with Niagara Wine Trail
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating its 12th anniversary with the annual Wine Trail Blossoms event Mother's Day weekend. Taking place May 9-11, Wine Trail Blossoms will showcase the wineries' spring preparations. Pre-sale event tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online through May 8.
Doodle Bugs! participates in 'Screen-Free Week'
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers is reinforcing its educational philosophy by participating in "Screen-Free Week" May 5-11. Organizers invite families to join in reducing the use of entertainment screen media, including television, video games, computers and hand-held devices.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery to hold open house
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
A special open house will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 500 Riverdale Ave., Lewiston, on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A.G. Schneiderman celebrates Earth Week by presenting a review of initiatives protecting environment
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
In honor of Earth Week, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today presented important environmental protection initiatives undertaken by his office and provided a map showing the impact of his environmental protection bureau in every region of the state.
DiNapoli: New York on stronger financial footing
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
New York state ended the 2013-14 fiscal year in the strongest fiscal position in years and was able to deposit $175 million in the Rainy Day Reserve Fund for the first time since 2008, according to a report on the recently enacted state budget released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Still, the $143 billion budget continues to rely, in part, on temporary funding streams to attain balance.

"After a tough few years, New York state is in better fiscal shape thanks to an improving economy and difficult fiscal choices made by the Governor and the Legislature," DiNapoli said. "

Next NU Family Business Center breakfast forum is May 6
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 02:45 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, May 6, at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Village of Lewiston: Jamie Symmonds intends to run for mayor
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:30 am
The Lewiston Democratic Party is poised to have a Democrat run for the village's top office for the first time in two decades.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey, Artpark at odds over town funding
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:00 am
Supervisor Dennis Brochey created a firestorm Monday as he revealed his intent to redirect an estimated $120,000 in Modern Disposal tipping fees from Artpark & Company back to town coffers. The money, which Lewiston receives annually, has gone to help fund Artpark & Company's family programing.
'The Cocktail Bar & Restaurant' eyed for Lewiston
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:00 am
Big Guys Pizzeria and More isn't the only new restaurant planned for the Village of Lewiston. Russ Conrad recently purchased 800 Center St. - formerly Dennis Brochey's Automotive - and intends to convert the property into "The Cocktail Bar & Restaurant."
Chamber Awards Gala: Sanborn Old General Store named Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Sanborn Old General Store as the recipient of the Sanborn Business of the Year Award.
Town of Wheatfield: Board approves Fairmount Park site proposed by Veterans Memorial Focus Group
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:35 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday hired a consultant to give advice on the Quasar matter, approved a veterans memorial and determined to seek out a culprit in a vandalism case.

The board also unanimously approved the Fairmount Park site proposed by its Veterans Memorial Focus Group for the town's new veterans memorial.

Fundraiser to benefit child with brain tumor
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:30 pm
A benefit will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27, for Donella (Miljour) Nocera of Niagara Falls at the Tuscarora Nation House, 5226 Walmore Road, Lewiston.
Patriots' Weekend at Fort Niagara
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:30 pm
Bright sunshine and relatively warm temperatures greeted folks who came out to Old Fort Niagara for the annual Patriots' Weekend last Saturday and Sunday.
Town of Niagara: Fee schedule approved for town park
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:30 pm
With spring slowly starting to break through, the Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday did some cleanup by approving a resolution leftover from winter, a contract and some road repair.

Agreement was reached on the new rental fee schedule for use of structures in Veterans Park on Lockport Road.

Town residents will face no charge for reservations at the various pavilions in the park, but must supply a returnable $100 security deposit. Rental for the Calvin K. Richards Community Center would be $25 per hour with a $150 deposit. A baseball diamond would be $50 per game with a $100 deposit.

Rivershore hosts inaugural 5K May 3 in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:15 pm
Rivershore Inc. has announced a new and unique 5K running event to be held in the Village of Lewiston Saturday, May 3. The Rivershore 5K will be held annually on the first Saturday of May to coincide with the Lewiston Smelt Festival, and will be the first of 10 runs in the DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series.

The event, professionally managed by Race Management Solution, seeks to support Rivershore programs while promoting the historic Village of Lewiston.

This one-of-a-kind running experience will start and finish on Lewiston Landing in front of the Barton Hill Hotel (start time 11 a.m.). Runners will experience the most challenging incline in Lewiston.

Dispatch survey winner takes home Seneca Niagara gift card
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:45 pm
Grand Island resident Al Shreder was selected as the grand-prize winner in the recent Island Dispatch survey contest. He and his wife, Marion, received a $150 gift card from Seneca Niagara Gaming Corp.
Niagara Area Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants for county residents
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $50,000 were awarded to nine Niagara County nonprofit organizations in 2013.
University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions awarded $2.7 million to help improve alcohol treatment strategies
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm
Making alcohol treatment more efficient and effective is the long-term goal of a $2.7 million grant to the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.
Apply for Zonta scholarships
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm
The Zonta Club of Grand Island will award scholarships at its annual awards dinner June 24.

The Memorial Scholarship Award of $750 will be presented to a woman between the ages of 18 and 25 in memory of deceased Zontians who gave of their time and resources to improve the status of women. To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be a resident of Grand Island, at least 18 years old (not a high school senior) and be enrolled in a degree or certification program.

The Career Advancement Scholarship will recognize one woman over 25 with a $750 award. She must be a resident of Grand Island and attending or have proof of acceptance in a program to further her education or help re-enter the job market.

 


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