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'Bombshell' shifts from screen to stage
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Following the explosive and well-received Actors Fund benefit that featured the music of "Bombshell" from the NBC television series "Smash," Universal Stage Productions has begun development on "Bombshell" as a musical for the stage.
Ceretto troubled by closing of NFTA-Metro route, urges community input on decision
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto issued a statement Monday on Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's decision to close Route 55, running between the Portage Road Transit Center and Niagara County Community College and BOCES.
Pappas, Higgins, Ortt, Schimminger rededicate Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, Congressman Brian Higgins, State Sen. Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger joined other local officials and members of the community for a ceremony Monday rededicating the Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge, which is the only access to Tonawanda Island from River Road in the City of North Tonawanda.
'Grand Gardens of the Niagara Portage' to be showcased at July 18 event
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Parks and gardens along the historic Niagara Portage will be the featured destinations Saturday, July 18, as four city institutions present a series of outdoor activities for people of all ages.
Higgins announces Veterans Education Flexibility Act
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, was joined by veterans in the Canisius College Office of Veterans Services in Buffalo to announce the Veterans' Education Flexibility Act. The bill would remove the time limits veterans have to use the education benefits earned from their service.
Possible rabies risk: Niagara County Department of Health searching for man with wild raccoon
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 01:25 pm
Public health officers from the Niagara County Department of Health Division of Environmental Health Rabies Control Program are seeking information on the whereabouts of a man with a raccoon seen circulating at the Music and Arts Festival in Niagara Falls this past Friday.
Niagara County seniors urged to take needs survey
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:55 am
Members of Niagara County's senior population and their caregivers have a chance to weigh in on government services for the aging in a new online survey currently being conducted by the Niagara County Office for the Aging.
Fireworks not as safe as suspected
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
What's more dangerous: cleaning the toilet, lighting candles or watching firecrackers explode?
'UB on the Green' continues to celebrate summer
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
"UB on the Green," the University at Buffalo's free outdoor event series catering to the University Heights neighborhood, is back for its ninth season, once again celebrating Buffalo's summer with live music, dancing and hands-on activities for the entire family.
Winners of Mount St. Mary's Hospital River Run
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
Joseph Moberg and Mary Kofahl were the male and female winners of Saturday's 13th annual Mount St. Mary's Hospital River Run. The event, part of the DiMino Tops Racing Series, is coordinated by the hospital's center for rehabilitation.
Niagara Falls: Outdoor attractions planned at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is planning to raise the bar in a big way this summer. The resort destination announced Monday it will host a series of three outdoor attractions performed by the Espanas, a world-renowned fifth-generation circus family.
New date for 'Colm Wilkinson: Broadway & Beyond' at UB
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
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Niagara University to offer B.A. in economics starting this fall
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
Niagara University will soon be offering an undergraduate economics curriculum for students seeking to study the theory of business in the context of a broader liberal arts education.
Rededication of Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 04:25 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, Congressman Brian Higgins, State Sen. Robert Ortt, Assembly members John Ceretto and Robin Schimminger and other local officials are scheduled to rededicate the Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge, which spans over the Little River from River Road to Tonawanda Island.
Ceretto fighting for legislation to reduce cancer rates
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 04:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto helped pass legislation this week that will encourage New Yorkers to receive cancer screenings while reducing health care costs.
March of Dimes celebrates passage of legislation designating pregnancy as a qualifying life event
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 04:25 pm
New York is the first state in the country to pass legislation designating pregnancy as a "qualifying life event," creating a special enrollment period for pregnant women to purchase health insurance from New York State of Health.
Roser leaves Lew-Port on good note
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 09:00 am
Seven years ago, Christopher Roser joined the Lewiston-Porter School District as superintendent. He came at a time when the Board of Education was in turmoil, and trust between the constituencies was low.
Youngstown: Summer kicks off with Street Dance
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 09:00 am
Ready for summer? Yeah, it starts tomorrow. But kick it off in style Thursday in Youngstown.
Conrad seeks re-election to Lewiston Town Board
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 07:00 am
Hello, my name is Bill Conrad and I would like to formally announce my candidacy to run for re-election to the Lewiston Town Board.
'Popping the question'
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 07:00 am
Kelly McCoy, originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, recently moved to the Niagara River Region from Jacksonville, Florida, where she had met her boyfriend, Jeffrey Kurek. She had no idea what was about to happen during a visit to Old Fort Niagara last Saturday for the fort's Civil War Garrison Weekend.
Memorial to open multispecialty medical center on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 07:00 am
Family and adolescent medicine, specialty surgical care and psychiatric services will soon be available at a single Grand Island location, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Thursday.
Cuttin' Loose in Sanborn
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 08:15 pm
The Sanborn Business & Professional Association welcomed Andrea's Cuttin' Loose Family Hair Care into its ranks with a ribbon-cutting.
Poloncarz, Hoak honor Ruby Palmer Godefrey as June Senior of the Month
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 08:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and enthusiastic seniors at the BFNC Moot Senior Center on High Street in Buffalo to honor Mrs. Ruby Palmer Godefrey as "Senior of the Month" for June.
Good golf, better values taught at First Tee
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:30 pm
The Niagara Frontier Country Club is teaming up with the Western New York Chapter of The First Tee to present a junior golf program this summer for youth ages 5-18. Over the course of seven consecutive Fridays (June 26 through Aug. 14), participants will receive instruction from PGA golf professionals Daniel Antonucci, Matt Clark and Frank Garcia, while also learning valuable life lessons.
Artpark is putting the art back in the park
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:30 pm
For the past three weeks, five grad students from five colleges have been working on the installation of five different outdoor art projects around the Village of Lewiston's state park.
A new role for a lifelong Western New Yorker
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:10 pm
Hi. I'm Jill Keppeler, and I'm the new editor of the Niagara-Wheatfield/North Tonawanda Tribune.
Making a splash
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Even as the Aquarium of Niagara marks its 50th anniversary, plans are afoot to bring the venerable local institution into its future.
Replica ships sail into Western New York
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Two pieces of history are docked at the Erie Basin Marina, 329 Erie St., Buffalo through early June 24.
Kids Fishing Derby marks 20th year
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
As their 20th year as the organizers of the Kids Fishing Derby in Tonawanda approaches, John and Kate White still have the same goal they did back when it all started.
Town of Niagara: Board OKs tobacco-free policy
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The Town of Niagara board voted unanimously Tuesday night to establish a policy banning smoking and tobacco use in town public recreation areas such as playgrounds, playing fields and parks.
Miracle League has opening day
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The Miracle League of Western New York kicked off its fourth year at Veterans Park on Grand Island June 7 with its biggest opening day ever.
Town of Grand Island receives environmental award
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:55 pm
The Town of Grand Island was one of four municipalities that received certificates of accomplishment for earning the Erie County Environmental Management Council's Environmental Excellence Award for projects each has completed.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Old Church begins 125th anniversary with celebration of marriage
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
The first celebration marking the 125th anniversary of Old St. Stephen R.C. Church took place Sunday as dozens of couples married there renewed their vows.
Grand Island: Teachers union pickets
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Approximately 200 members of the Grand Island Teachers' Association and its supporters picketed before Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Oh, it's a big Deal
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Deal Realty is coming to Center Street.
Gathering at the Heart of Niagara set for June 20
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:00 pm
GATHON INC. will host the annual Gathering at the Heart of Niagara Saturday, June 20, in parking lot No. 3 on Goat Island, Niagara Falls State Park.
Pick your favorite summer eats, enter to win
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 03:00 pm
Summer is the time for hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue ... and ice cream!
Artpark: The week that was
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:40 pm
Artpark launched its 2015 "Tuesday in the Park" summer concert series June 16 with Widespread Panic. Canadian alt-rockers Three Days Grace performed the next night as part of the "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series.
Summer food, cocktails and entertaining tips on 'The Chew'
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:40 pm
Next week on "The Chew," celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome the following guests:
Haseley Family Chiropractic opens new site
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:40 pm
Haseley Family Chiropractic celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting Thursday with family, friends, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and Niagara County Legislator Chairman William Ross.