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NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 11:25 am
Comedies, dramas and everything in-between will be offered from Jan. 20-28 when Niagara University presents its annual Short Play Festival. It's a smorgasbord of 10-minute, student-directed plays.
Niagara County Genealogical Society event
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 11:25 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will hold a "Beginning Genealogy" workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the community room of the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave.
Village of Lewiston has questions about town tax
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
At Monday's municipal work session, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano called into question tax bills received from the Town of Lewiston.
Town of Porter reorganizes for 2017
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Porter spent a busy week - evidenced by changes on the Town Board and a host of actions at its Tuesday reorganizational meeting.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Jan. 7, 2017
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
The following activity occurred Monday, Dec. 26, to Sunday, Jan. 1, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 70 response calls during this period. For more information on arrests and other activity, visit the Lewiston Police Department page on Facebook.
Grand Island Town Board: Marston named chairman of Planning Board
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board reorganization meeting included the appointment of Pete Marston to the town's Planning Board for a one-year term.
NYS OASAS announces expansion of services for New Yorkers struggling with problem gambling
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services has announced inpatient, residential care for New Yorkers suffering from gambling addiction is now available at six NYS OASAS addiction treatment centers (ATCs).
EC Senior Services schedules 'Powerful Tools for Caregivers' classes
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services will offer "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" classes beginning later this month designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves.
Snowmobilers reminded to ride safely
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reminds snowmobilers to ride responsibly and exercise caution as they enjoy the state's abundant snowmobiling opportunities.
NBC adjusts Tuesday schedule for return of 'This Is Us'
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
In order to ensure viewers will be able to see the return of one of their favorite new show of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 10, NBC has pushed back "This Is Us" to 10 and 9 p.m. in the Eastern and Central time zones, respectively, while airing it twice in the Pacific time zone.
Legislator Hardwick: Island Dispatch remains official newspaper of Erie County
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced the Island Dispatch, located on Grand Island, was named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature for the third consecutive year. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 5 reorganizational meeting.
Higgins announces new office location in City of Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:20 pm
The Niagara Falls district office of Congressman Brian Higgins has moved to a new location. Residents are invited to contact the office at 800 Main Street, Suite 3C.
Snowed-in: Traffic ban in Buffalo
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 02:55 pm
From the New York State Thruway Authority: A commercial traffic ban was issued in Buffalo on the I-90 (both directions) between the Pennsylvania state line to Buffalo Exit 51 Route 33.
Every day 'The Chew' reveals a dish to impress for under $5
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 02:20 pm
Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome stars from TV, film and the food world to the show and reveal a new dish every day for under $5, on "The Chew," the week of Jan. 9-13 (1 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
Obituary: Peter James Ragnar
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:35 am
Grand Island resident Peter James Ragnar entered into rest Jan. 2, 2017.
Obituary: Walter Edward Shefka
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:35 am
Walter Edward (Wally) Shefka passed away peacefully in his home in the loving care of his entire family after a brief illness on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
Golden Age Center to host 'Coffee Chat about Cancer'
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:30 am
"Coffee Chat about Cancer," an afternoon conversation about cancer, will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Christmas Caroling Trailer exceeds donation goal for local food pantry
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:05 am
Organizers of the Christmas Caroling Trailer recently announced the group was able to collect 5,177 items and $485 for the North Tonawanda Inter-Church Food Pantry.
Alexander moves up to North Tonawanda City Court judge position
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:05 am
Former City Attorney Katherine D. Alexander was appointed for a six year term as acting North Tonawanda City Court judge at the Common Council's reorganization meeting Monday night.
North Tonawanda: Positive feedback heard on NT apartment complex at Niagara County IDA public hearing
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
After receiving positive feedback from residents and local officials during a public hearing on Tuesday, the Niagara County Local Development Agency will consider granting a tax break for VisoneCo Site Development's proposed $20 million housing and retail complex along the Niagara River in North Tonawanda.
Business and citizen leaders to be honored at TNBPA annual awards dinner
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
Local businesses and community members will be honored at the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's annual dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is $40.
Empire State Development announces restoration of Historic Parkside Candy business to begin
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:05 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the start of restoration of Parkside Candy Shoppe, which has been located at the corner of Main Street and West Winspear since 1927.
Skillet's 'Feel Invincible' scores band first hot Christian songs chart topper
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:00 pm
Skillet has sold 11 million units worldwide, closed out 2016 with seven mainstream rock and 10 Christian yearend chart placements and were once again the top Christian streaming songs artist of 2016. But 2017 marks the first time the band has topped Billboard's top Christian songs chart.
Dog on lap while driving: Unsafe ... and illegal
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:00 pm
While driving under the influence was once the major focus of safety on the road, distracted driving of all kinds has gained national attention in recent years. Texting and driving has proven to be the latest serious road hazard. It has cost a number of lives, and 42 states have developed laws and campaigns against it.
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards: Second round of presenters announced
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:00 pm
Jimmy Fallon will host the high-profile ceremony airing live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 8, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Previously announced, eight-time Golden Globe-winner Meryl Streep will be the recipient of the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Jewel headlines Hallmark mystery movie, Fallsview Casino concert
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 03:25 pm
It's hard to imagine Jewel Kilcher foresaw becoming the globally successful multimedia superstar she is today.
Niagara County's first woman DA takes charge
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
With plans to expand the presence of prosecutors battling crime in Niagara Falls, and a significant reshaping of the district attorney's office, Caroline A. Wojtaszek ushered in a new era in Niagara County's court system.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres create women's hockey program
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced the creation of a 19U women's elite team that will begin play in the 2017-18 season. Scott Welch has been named head coach of the squad, which will play a split-season independent schedule that focuses heavily on college showcase tournaments against top teams across North America.
NBCSN to provide live look-ins of Columbus Blue Jackets' attempt to tie NHL record with 17th consecutive win
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
With the Columbus Blue Jackets attempting to tie the NHL record for consecutive victories tomorrow night against the Washington Capitals, NBCSN will begin its "NHL Live" pre-game coverage of its originally scheduled Sabres-Blackhawks game at 7 p.m. ET - 30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled - to provide additional live look-ins of Blue Jackets-Capitals.
Aquarium of Niagara participating in 716-themed weekend
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Aquarium is celebrating Western New York by offering $7.16 admission from Jan. 14-16.
Sabres announce 'One Buffalo Library Day'
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will partner with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on the inaugural One Buffalo Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, when the Sabres take on the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Allstate offers tips for New Yorkers to make & keep financial resolutions in 2017
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. As we ring in 2017, many will vow to improve their health, get organized or take up a new hobby. According to StatisticBrain.com, the third-most popular resolution is to spend less and save more. This year, Allstate is encouraging its customers to stick to their resolutions and take the time to tone up their finances.
Russell Wilson & Seattle Seahawks host Matthew Stafford & Detroit Lions in NBC's NFL Wild Card game
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:50 pm
NBC kicks off its NFL Playoff coverage this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 8:15 p.m. ET with an NFC Wild Card matchup, when Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (NFC West, 10-5-1) host Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions (NFC North, 9-7) at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Buffalo sailor serves in Atlantic aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:50 pm
Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Brandon Banks, left, from Buffalo, and Aerographer's Mate 1st Class Daniel Rees, from Seattle, take weather readings during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
Sidewalk Prophets premiere new music video for 'Impossible'
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:50 pm
Sidewalk Prophets premiered their latest music video last night for their song "Impossible" with a little help from the Sidewalk Prophets Family, who helped promote the video across hundreds of social network profiles - reaching half a million people - in a coordinated effort.
Buffalo Sabres, Tops announce Kids Day ticket offers
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tops Friendly Markets will sponsor four games for Tops Kids Day, offering families the chance to bring their children to afternoon games at discounted prices.
Physicians now have access to minor patient health data through clinical information exchange
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
As a result of a change in New York state policy, participating providers can now securely access data through Western New York's clinical information exchange for minor patients 10-17 years of age. Access to the data requires a parent or legal guardian signing an affirmative HEALTHeLINK consent form on behalf of the minor patient.
Sionko's clutch 3-pointers lead Grand Island past Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 10:55 pm
In front of a stunned home crowd, the Grand Island High School Vikings defeated the defending Section VI champion Niagara Falls High School Wolverines, 61-53.
Morinello takes office in Albany
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, took his oath of office on Tuesday and was sworn-in as a member of the New York State Legislature.
Empire State Development announces opening of Oishei Children's Outpatient Center on Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced Kaleida Health has opened seven new outpatient clinics at the Oishei Children's Outpatient Center in Buffalo.