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ReNU Niagara director named to Business First's '30 Under 30'
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:15 am
Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, has been named to the 2014 class of Buffalo Business First's "30 Under 30" honorees, the newspaper announced last week.
WNY artists target taste buds to raise funds, friends
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:00 am
The Western New York Artists Group will present "EYES on ART" at its summer reception featuring art, appetizers, sweets and brew. The Aug. 7 event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the AG Gallery, One Linwood Ave., Buffalo.
'90 Days of Summer' contest increases NTCC's social media by more than 20 percent
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:00 am
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has started its "90 Days of Summer" social media contest, one of the organization's 2014 marketing initiatives to generate increased interest about Niagara USA to a broader audience.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:00 am
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the recipients of four scholarships presented to local high school students.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival mixes food, fun and farming
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 07:00 am
During the summer months, people crave juicy homegrown fruits and vegetables. Purchasing these goods locally rather than at your corporate grocer is a simple "feel good" way to give back to your community.
Peach Queen Ali Casale holds fundraiser for Bella's Tea Party
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 11:00 am
Working with children is a big part of Ali Casale's life. And because her brother spent part of his childhood in the Ronald McDonald House, she knows the value of bringing a smile to a sick child.
David Nolf to open for 3 Doors Down
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 10:00 am
Grand Island alt-pop-rock singer and guitar player David Nolf will open for 3 Doors Down Wednesday at Artpark.
Planning Board, neighbors receive update on Fairchild
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 10:00 am
Orchard Park developer James Jerge, his architect, David Giusiana, and his project consultant, Robert Savarino, provided an update on 765 Fairchild Place - the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home - at Monday's Village of Lewiston Planning Board meeting.
Village of Lewiston: Machelor runs first Planning Board meeting
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:50 am
Norm Machelor took over the reins of the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board Monday, and his first meeting was noticeably quiet. Board members quickly approved a series of sign applications and hosted a discussion on the future of the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home with little fuss or muss.
Summerfest returns for sixth year of celebration
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:15 am
This weekend marks the return of Summerfest, the annual celebration held at Porter on the Lake Park on Lake Road. It will be held Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
DEC hearing attendees vent opposition on CWM
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Siting board members, charged with determining the future of CWM Chemical Services in Porter, heard an earful from the public Wednesday at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Lewiston No. 1 open house
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Two events celebrating the service of volunteer firefighters are scheduled to take place in Lewiston and Wheatfield.

Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. will celebrate its 100th anniversary and the opening of its renovated firehall from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 145 N. Sixth St.

Corvette Clubs converge on Old Falls Street Saturday
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Get your motors running and head out to Old Falls Street, USA, this Saturday as the Corvette Club of Buffalo and the Sunburst Corvette Club of Crystal Lake, Illinois (Chicago area) meet for a day-long "Cruise-In" event featuring 50 classic and new Corvettes on the street.
Tips for safe boating with your pet
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
With boating season in high gear, it's a good time for a little refresher on pet-friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe.
Dwayne Johnson, Sarah McLachlan, Morgan Freeman and Kesha visit 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show the week of July 21-25.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion'
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's central gallery is featuring the large-scale abstract paintings of Illinois artist Dale Threlkeld in a new exhibition titled "Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion," now through Jan. 4, 2015.
Local children donate to Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston residents Maggie Johnson, age 8, and Grace Johnson, age 10, were so appreciative of the care their grandfather received during a hospitalization at Mount St. Mary's, that they held a mini-garage sale with proceeds dedicated to the hospital.
Buffalo Brewer's Festival comes to Canalside
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 06:55 am
The first ever Buffalo Brewer's Festival, featuring more than 30 New York brewers and approximately 70 different craft beers, will be held at Canalside Saturday, July 19, from 3 to 10 p.m.
Grisanti to host free electronics waste drop-off at Hamburg Town Hall
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 06:55 am
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti will join Hamburg Town Supervisor Steven Walters, SunnKing and Time Warner Cable in hosting a free electronics recycling drop-off event Saturday, July 19, in the Town of Hamburg.
Explore & More receives support from local foundations for planning new museum at Canalside
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 12:40 am
Explore & More Children's Museum has received a large anonymous donation through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, another gift from The John R. Oishei Foundation, and a grant from the Peter C. Cornell Trust, all toward the growth and planning of the new museum set to open at Canalside on the Buffalo waterfront in 2016.
Martin Horanburg is statewide winner of FASNY Fire Service Community Achievement Award
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 12:00 am
Newfane resident and Miller Hose Volunteer Fire Department member Martin (Marty) Horanburg is the recipient of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Fire Service Community Achievement Award for his tireless efforts to give back to his community.

For nearly 50 years, Horanburg has dedicated himself to the residents of the Town of Newfane as a member of Miller Hose. He has had a long and distinguished career as a firefighter, holding various offices, including second assistant chief, assistant chief, fire chief, assistant treasurer and vice president. In addition, he was named Miller Hose Firefighter of the Year in 1981.

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino to sponsor National Buffalo Wing Festival and offer pre-sale tickets
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 12:00 am
Take one of the country's most popular food festivals, add the support of one of the region's hottest attractions, and you've got a recipe for a fun Labor Day weekend in downtown Buffalo.
Lewiston Police Blotter for July 12, 2014
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 12:00 am
The following activity occurred Monday, June 30, to Sunday, July 6, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 118 response calls during this period.
First Niagara supports Adoption STAR and post-adoption services
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:55 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Adoption STAR are working together to ensure anyone touched by adoption is able to get the services and assistance they need post-adoption.
Record crowds attend Buffalo Sabres development camp
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres hosted nearly 15,000 fans at First Niagara Center this past week as the team held its annual summer development camp.
Cathleen Anderson joins Niagara University as assistant vice president for enrollment management
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:55 pm
Cathleen Anderson is the new assistant vice president for enrollment management at Niagara University, effective Aug. 4.
Fire service convention coming to Wheatfield
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:10 pm
Some 1,000 volunteer firefighters, fire police and emergency medical services personnel are expected to arrive in Wheatfield for the 115th annual Western New York Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention.
Lovin' summer
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts held its annual "Summer of '69" concert at the Hennepin Park Gazebo July 11, attracting a huge crowd to the corner of Fourth and Center streets to tap their toes, sing along and get up and dance when the spirit moved them.
Sara Bareilles amazes fans with her personality and performance at Artpark
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
Sara Bareilles made her debut at Artpark in Lewiston Wednesday as part of her "Little Black Dress" tour.

The ASCAP Pop Music Award winner and three-time Grammy nominee's concert series was appropriately titled.

Reach Out and Read with Wheatfield Pediatrics
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
As part of an initiative funded in four states by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Wheatfield Pediatrics has been awarded a three-year grant to promote early literacy and school readiness for its youngest patients.
Olde Sanborn Days friends
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
Anastasia Bajer, 2, of Sanborn, pets a goat at Olde Sanborn Days last weekend.
Kickoff fundraiser for Wallace
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
Friends to Elect Lee S. Wallace Supervisor of the Town of Niagara plans a campaign kickoff fundraiser, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at The Casa Nova Restaurant, 3041 Military Road.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for July 17, 2014
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
The following is a sampling of the 130 police calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between July 7 and 14.
3 Doors Down brings hit songs, new songs to Artpark
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 03:40 pm
3 Doors Down has been an absolute hit machine since 2000, with a dozen songs cracking top 10 music charts, and four albums hitting No. 1.

But the band behind "Kryptonite," "Loser," "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You" will be the first to say there's no magic formula or absolute path to success when crafting music.

Walk to raise awareness of breastfeeding
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 07:00 am
Catholic Charities will hold a free Breastfeeding Walk and Healthy Baby Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31 at the Hyde Park splash pad, on the corner of Pine and Hyde Park avenues, in Niagara Falls.
Quasar issue still dominates Wheatfield meetings
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 05:55 pm
Quasar Energy Group's local representative Nate Carr is usually a minority of one at Wheatfield Town Board meetings when use of the company's equate as a farm fertilizer is discussed.

At Monday's board meeting, he brought reinforcements in the form of the Ohio-based company's Vice President for Technical Affairs Bruce Bailey and attorney Paul Keneally. The message was that the anaerobic digestion facility on Liberty Drive is not going to be driven out of town, and the town's moratorium and proposed ban on use of equate and building of a storage facility could be facing lawsuits.

Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara acquires lifesaving AED device
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown now has a semi-automated external defibrillator on site, thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the device, known as an AED, the fort is better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest.
Stanley Glover, Jourdan Epstein are next finalists sent home on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Wednesday, after America's vote was revealed on "So You Think You Can Dance," Jourdan Epstein, Emily James, Bridget Whitman, Teddy Coffey, Emilio Dosal and Stanley Glover were the three girls and three guys who received the fewest votes. The judges - Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Misty Copeland - determined at the end of the show that Glover and Epstein would be sent home.
Grisanti blasts proposed thruway toll hike
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
In the wake of comments by NYS Thruway Executive Director Thomas Madison indicating tolls will be increased in the near future, State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th District, today pledged to "fight against the downstate interests that are behind this raid on the wallets of upstate taxpayers."
Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union announces scholarship winner
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Congratulations to Benjamin R. Chatley, credit union scholarship winner of $500 from the Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union. Chatley will attend SUNY Brockport for history education.