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'Doctors with a Heart Day' returns
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 06:55 am
On Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dr. Glenda R. Rose and Dr. Thomas G. Barba of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston will sponsor the 24th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" for their patients.
Antique to Chic celebrates first anniversary
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 06:55 am
Quality, long-lasting products that look nice and serve a need - that's what shoppers will find at Lewiston's Antique to Chic.
Community Missions' to host annual 'Sweetheart Dinner'
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 08:50 pm
Community Missions Inc. will hold its 17th annual "Sweetheart Dinner" on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sheraton at the Falls in Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Public Library February programs, events and activities
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 08:30 pm
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following for the month of February:
'Second Saturday' concert in Youngstown
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 08:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown announces its "Second Saturday" concert series continues Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. at 100 Church St.
Saturday worship at St. Peter's
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 08:30 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6168 Walmore Road in Sanborn, will host its monthly contemporary worship gathering, "Saturday Night Alive," starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Jan. 30, 2014
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 08:30 pm
The following is a sampling of the 159 calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between Tuesday, Jan. 21 and 26.
Go for turkey at St. John
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 08:30 pm
St. John Lutheran School, 6950 Ward Road, Wheatfield, is hosting its 23rd annual family-style turkey dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.
Grand Island High School: Ambitious production of 'Pirates of Penzance' opens Feb. 6
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:25 pm
High jinks on the high seas is the setting for Grand Island High School's annual musical.

"The Pirates of Penzance" will be presented Thursday, Feb. 6; Friday, Feb. 7; and Saturday, Feb. 8, on the high school stage. This ambitious production is one of Gilbert and Sullivan's best known comic operettas.

Relay For Life 2014 to 'Rock-Out Cancer'
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:25 pm
The 2014 Grand Island Relay For Life will hold its kickoff event Feb. 5, and those who attend should go ready to rock.

Organizers of the GI Relay have adopted "Rock-Out Cancer" as the 2014 theme for the fund drive to support the American Cancer Society. The kickoff for 2014 will take place at Veronica Connor Middle School's cafeteria, 1100 Ransom Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m.

At the kickoff, awards recognizing achievement from the 2013 Relay will be handed out as well.

Quasar looking at storage tank on Liberty Drive
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:25 pm
Quasar bounced back in the news this week at the Wheatfield Town Board meeting with an announcement that company officials will speak at a public information meeting Feb. 24.

The company wants to discuss with the board a site plan modification for an accessory storage tank for equate at the Quasar facility on Liberty Drive.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., prior to the regular Town Board meeting at Town Hall.

"It's an information meeting. It's nothing more than that," Town Supervisor Bob Cliffe emphasized. "The folks from Quasar will come and give us their ideas and talk about their design."

Obit: James Wynne
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:20 pm
James Wynne, a resident of Grand Island, died Friday, Jan. 24, of complications of cancer. He was born July 24, 1937, and was 76.
Obit: Lily Kay O'Connor
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:20 pm
Lily Kay O'Connor passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Jan. 22, 2014.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Civil Enforcement Division tips $1 million in revenue
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:20 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced the Civil Enforcement Division reached a four-year high in revenue, topping $1 million for the county's 2013 General Fund account.

As the sheriff is the state-mandated enforcement officer for all courts in New York State; the C.E.D. performs service and enforcement functions for its civil courts, including the service of summonses and subpoenas, collection of money judgments, and enforcement of court orders, including warrants of eviction. Service/enforcement and mileage fees, plus a "poundage" fee of 5 percent on all money collected are forwarded monthly to the county comptroller.

Obit: George K. Minton
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:20 pm
George K. Minton, a resident of Grand Island, entered into rest Jan. 20, 2014.
Grand Island Town Board: Public assembly permit law has second hearing
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:20 pm
A proposed law to require public assembly permits had another hearing at Town Hall.

Local Law Intro No. 3 of 2013 - Public Assembly Permit would regulate parades and special events having more than 200 persons in attendance.

Higgins stands with residents, business, nonprofits impacted by proposed shutdown of Amherst Social Security office
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins stood with Western New York residents, businesses, and employees concerned the proposal to close the Social Security office in Amherst would have a serious impact on the population it serves.
Higgins signs on to legislation that would aid Bethlehem Steel claimants
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced he has cosponsored two bills that would aid former Bethlehem Steel employees, and families of former employees, in receiving the compensation they are due for health issues resulting from unknown exposure to toxins during their employment.
BBB warning: By hook or by crook, scammers strike cell phone, credit card accounts with unauthorized charges
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:45 pm
Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of new scammer tricks that could cost you money. Cell phone users and credit card holders beware of unauthorized charges appearing on monthly wireless or credit card statements.
Super Bowl event taps Buffalo's Marcus Goldhaber to sing for troops with live premiere of 'Come Home America'
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:25 pm
Celebrated native Buffalo azz-pop crooner Marcus Goldhaber has been tapped by official Super Bowl event organizers for the live world premiere of his inspiring new original song for the troops, "Come Home America," before military members and their families at the star-studded 13th annual Celebrity Flag Football Challenge.
President's Day program for children at Niagara History Center
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
Children ages 7-12 are invited to celebrate Presidents' Day at the History Center of Niagara County from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.
The Band Perry nominated for two ACM Awards, begin U.S. tour
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
The Band Perry received two nominations this week from the Academy of Country Music for "Vocal Group of The Year" and "Music Video of The Year" for their No. 1 smash "Better Dig Two."
Niagara Falls Memorial dedicates The Niagara Wellness Connection Center
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center inaugurated a revolutionary new coordinated care program Thursday that will integrate behavioral health, primary care, wellness services, and community and social support services under one roof.

Named the Niagara Wellness Connection Center, the outpatient program will be housed in a newly constructed, $1.98 million facility on the sixth floor of Memorial's Schoellkopf Building (S-6). It will enhance accessibility, improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by reducing emergency room visits and hospital admissions.

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid reunite to save New York in Syfy's 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
They're back - and shark happens! Syfy and The Asylum have announced Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the eagerly awaited "Sharknado" sequel, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which begins filming in New York Feb. 13.
Bravo picks up 'Top Chef' season 12, kicks off nationwide casting calls
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
If you think you can stand the heat, sign-up to get in the kitchen! Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" will be returning for a 12th season this fall. Open casting calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Artpark books Ringo Starr
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara Frontier Publications learned Beatles drummer Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band were booked to play this summer at Artpark in Lewiston. The group will perform in the outdoor amphitheater Tuesday, June 24.
Attempted robbery at Wheatfield business
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:50 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating the attempted armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 25, at 7:37 p.m. at Kwik Fill, 3945 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield.
Falls man charged in robbery of Sanborn business
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:50 pm
Kenneth McNeil, Jr., 25, of Niagara Falls has been charged in connection with the June 28, 2013, robbery of the Sanborn Family Mart Store on Saunders Settlement Road.
Buffalo's own Jester
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Jester the California sea lion.

Jester was born at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., in May 2002. He was a part of the U.S. marine mammal Navy program until December 2006, when he was transferred to the Aquarium of Niagara.

Storytellers share tales at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
Looking for something for the kids to do in February? How about taking them to the Aquarium of Niagara to listen to a story, or two. Beginning Feb. 1, each storyteller will share tales in their own special way. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Lecture on 'Tourist Cabins and Motels of LaSalle'
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
LaSalle PRIDE Inc., in conjunction with the LaSalle Library, will present a lecture on the Tourist Cabins and Motels of Historic LaSalle at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the second floor meeting room of the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave.
Zonta offers scholarship
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
Applications for the 2014 Zonta Club of Niagara Falls Inc. non-traditional student scholarship are now available.
AOH scholarship available for Niagara Catholic
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
Applications for the Ancient Order of Hibernians annual scholarship for Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School are now available at Niagara Catholic.
DiNapoli: Department of Agriculture and Markets allowing businesses to serve food without proper inspections
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
The Department of Agriculture and Markets is not keeping up with the demands of its inspection schedule, allowing thousands of food manufacturers, supermarkets, bakeries and other food-related businesses to operate without updated inspections, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Buffalo Zoo celebrates Valentine's Day this weekend
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a family Valentine's Day event this weekend, as part of the "Zooper Saturdays" series.
Class is back in session for Cooking Channel's docu-series 'The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz'
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
Four new aspiring chefs head to culinary school in the docu-series "The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz," premiering Tuesday, March 11, at 8 p.m. on Cooking Channel.
Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan to host Academy's Sci-Tech Awards
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
Actors Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Saturday, Feb. 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. They will present 19 awards to 52 individual recipients during the evening.
'The Biggest Loser' winner is revealed and season 15 contestants show off dramatic weight loss transformations in live finale
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
Season 15 of "The Biggest Loser: Second Chances" comes to a close as the 15 contestants reunite to show off their transformations, and the winner is revealed in the live finale, airing Tuesday, Feb. 4 (9 p.m.), on NBC. The participants will reveal their combined weight loss of more than 1,700 pounds.
Interfaith service honors WWII chaplains
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
VA Western New York Healthcare System will hold a memorial service for veterans, employees and the community at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, to honor four chaplains who lost their lives in an extraordinary act of heroism during World War II. Rabbi Allen Podet will deliver the keynote address in Freedom Hall at the Buffalo site, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Niagara-Wheatfield discusses fiscal stress
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
On the very bitter evening of Wednesday, Jan. 22, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting was held in front of a crowd of concerned residents.
 


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