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Wheatfield arrest
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:30 pm
Friday afternoon, Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced the arrest of Dominic Passanisi, 22, of the Town of Wheatfield, in connection with a burglary and an attempted burglary on Kelsey Lane in the Town of Wheatfield.
Aquarium of Niagara raises funds with Alex and Ani
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara and Alex and Ani are teaming up for a charity event from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital's EmStar Emergency Department to hold 12th annual salute to local EMS personnel
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
The EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will recognize local emergency medical service professionals at a 6:30 p.m. awards dinner Wednesday, May 20, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Niagara University, Niagara County Bar Association form Niagara Law Center
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
On May 1 - Law Day - the provost of Niagara University and the president of the Bar Association of Niagara County met at the Niagara Falls Country Club to officially establish the long-awaited Niagara Law Center.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue ice cream social at May volunteer meeting
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold an ice cream social at its May 13 volunteer meeting. The event also will include a visit by one of HON's adoptable dogs. The meeting runs from 6:30-8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Wilson Historical Society sets Memorial Day Fair
Mon, May 11th 2015 07:00 am
The 43rd annual Wilson Historical Society Memorial Day Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 25, on the museum grounds, 645 Lake St. The American Legion will hold a special Memorial Day flag-raising ceremony at noon.
Employers wanted for airbase career fair
Mon, May 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Air Force Reserve's 914th Airlift Wing Airman & Family Readiness Center will host a large-scale Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 4 and June 5, for reserve members stationed at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and their families.
Village of Lewiston pondering Artpark-related parking changes
Sat, May 9th 2015 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston is once again trying to find the optimal parking configuration for summer nights when Artpark & Company concerts draw thousands to town.
YBPA recipient of Mayne enhancement grant
Sat, May 9th 2015 10:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association Inc. was the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program​ grant awards, presented Tuesday at a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature.
Cultural Alliance of Niagara members discuss advocacy, marketing efforts
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
Members of the Cultural Alliance of Niagara met recently to discuss collaborative advocacy and marketing efforts. CAN's goal is to increase familiarity and form partnerships with business, community and civic leaders so the sector has a more valued and integrated role in the life of Niagara County residents.
Give blood
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
The American Red Cross will hold blood collection drives from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Cristoforo Colombo Society, 2223 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23, and 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
LPD seeks bicycle owners
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department now has an abundance of bicycles that have been found over the past two years. Those who believe the department might have one of their bicycles are requested to visit the LPD office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, or 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14.
Sanborn Mill outdoor flea market underway
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
The Sanborn Mill Co-op started its summer-long outdoor flea market last weekend at the mill, 5890 Ward Road.
'Dancing with the Stars' competition heats up as only four couples remain
Fri, May 8th 2015 08:05 pm
Four remaining couples advance to the semifinals on "Dancing with the Stars" this Monday, May 11 (8-10:01 p.m. ET). The competition is neck-and-neck as each couple fights to make it to the top three and dance in the finale.
It's 'Inspiration Week' on 'The Chew'
Fri, May 8th 2015 08:00 pm
On Monday, May 11, "The Chew" kicks-off "Inspiration Week" with co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz celebrating the people in their lives who have inspired them along the way.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces full lineup of guests for five shows from Disneyland Resort
Fri, May 8th 2015 08:00 pm
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" has announced the full lineup of guests who will join hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan for five shows originating from the Disneyland Resort, airing May 18-22.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
On April 23, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce hosted the 49th annual Citizens of the Year Award dinner at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Town of Grand Island: GI Democratic Committee announces endorsements
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
Grand Island Democratic Committee Chairman Jim Sharpe credits the Democrat Committee with an impressive slate of candidates for the upcoming election.
Kaegebein: Playground committee looking for artists
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
The Kaegebein Playground Committee is looking for artists to donate their time and talents to decorate wooden chairs to be auctioned off in June. All proceeds will go to benefit the Kaegebein Playground Committee's mission to build a new playground for the community and students.
Zumbathon raises funds for Family Justice Center
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
Approximately 20 women and one young girl stretched, jumped and danced to upbeat music under the direction of Bridgett Braunscheidel on April 25 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.
Girl Scouts clean near South Grand Island Bridge
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:10 pm
Grand Island Girl Scout Troop No. 31157 cleaned up under the South Grand Island Bridges Wednesday, April 29.
Nominations open for Albond award
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:10 pm
The Health Association of Niagara Inc. is soliciting nominations for the Karen Albond Courage in Caring Award.
Haz waste collection event set for May 9
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:05 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced a hazardous waste drop-off event serving the Northtowns will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Erie Community College's North Campus.
Budwey gifts store to employees
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
The succession plan is set. After 90 years as a solely family-owned business, Frank Budwey, owner of Budwey's Supermarket, announced he is gifting ownership to all 33 current Budwey's full-time employees and department managers.
DEC to delist Schreck's Scrapyard from Superfund
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
The State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to delist Schreck's Scrapyard, 55 Schenck St., in North Tonawanda, from the Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Program/State Superfund Program.
Event to benefit horticulture program for people with disabilities
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
The Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse, a horticulture program of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a not-for-profit agency, will host fundraising event "Vines & Wines" from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Merani Hotel Group's Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls (just off of the I-190).
North Tonawanda names May Meals on Wheels Month
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Mayor Art Pappas declared May Meals on Wheels Month in the City of North Tonawanda Tuesday during a proclamation to the organization, praising it for its service to residents.
Wheatfield: Hazardous waste dumping causes trouble
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Despite a recent countywide collection of hazardous wastes, Wheatfield officials continue to face issues with improper disposal by residents.
Scouts, students clean up
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 833 and members of New York Adventures in Homeschooling participated in two cleanups in Wheatfield Saturday.
Painters Plus Home Decorating Inc., city officials team up for fifth annual Project HOPE
Fri, May 8th 2015 06:55 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced another city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer.
Tops markets to unveil new summer 'Price Lock Guarantee' list May 10
Fri, May 8th 2015 06:55 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced today it will roll out a new, summer "Price Lock Guarantee" list.
NT Council President Rizzo announces retirement
Fri, May 8th 2015 06:55 pm
North Tonawanda Common Council President Phillip "Russ" Rizzo issued the following statement Thursday:
NBC announces cast for second season of 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls'
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
NBC has announced the cast for its summer adventure series "Running Wild With Bear Grylls," which premieres Monday, July 13 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT).
NU commencements highlighted by U.S. ambassador, Pulitzer winner
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Niagara University's 2015 slate of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the U.S. ambassador to Canada, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, the U.S. State Department reporter for CBS News and two highly decorated Catholic priests.
Village of Williamsville: Higgins, Kulpa announce start of construction on $463,000 in sidewalk improvements
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Mayor Brian Kulpa announced the beginning of construction on a number of sidewalk improvements in the Village of Williamsville. More than $460,000 in federal funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Safe Routes to School" program, will be invested in Williamsville infrastructure enhancements.
Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Walk The Moon, Nate Ruess to perform live on 'The Voice'
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Coach and seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams, multiplatinum artist Snoop Dogg, indie pop band Walk The Moon and Nate Ruess, frontman for the popular band fun., will all perform next week on NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
St. Francis Guild awards $1,000 scholarship
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Lindsey Bradigan, a nursing attendant, was presented with a $1,000 scholarship by the St. Francis Guild to advance her education in nursing. The presentation was part of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center's celebration of national Nurses' Week.
Tickets available for Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary's 'Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner'
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph Ruffolo, left, Bakery Restaurant & Lounge proprietor Dave Young and Medical Center Auxiliary Past President Mary Norton sample the fare to be served from 3 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the auxiliary's "Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner."
Higgins, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York: $1.36 million for Matt Urban Center's Hope House Project
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced the award of a $1.36 million grant to The Matt Urban Center of Buffalo to help finance the Hope House project, which involves the conversion of a former public school into permanent supportive housing for homeless women.
850-pound polar bear Kali transported to Saint Louis Zoo via FedEx
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
The Saint Louis Zoo has announced Kali (pronounced "Cully"), a 2 1/2-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear that was orphaned in Alaska as a cub, is now resting comfortably in the zoo's new McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibit, which is set to open June 6.