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Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Jan. 24, 2014
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:25 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 162 calls from Jan. 11 to 17. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Lewiston No. 2 honors service of late Joseph Passanese Sr.
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:15 pm
Jan. 25 marked a special evening for Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. at its 72nd installation of officers' dinner at the firehall on Saunders Settlement Road. It was a time for the fire company family to remember and honor one of its own.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Feb. 1, 2014
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:15 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, Jan. 20, to Sunday, Jan. 26, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 85 response calls during this period.
Charlie lived a good life
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:05 pm
Charlie comes from a large family of black bass and is the closest cousin to the largemouth bass, both abundant in our local fishery. The guy you see in the picture has been with me for about 28 years, and has a cool history.
Lewiston Town Board again hears it on lagoons
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston Town Board members opened 2014 amidst a host of familiar issues and questions, from drainage to lagoons, CWM to finance. Among the newsmakers:
'Hard Rock Rising' gives Western New York bands the chance to perform in Rome
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:55 pm
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, is on the search for local rock stars to take the stage in the heart of the Roman Empire with "Hard Rock Rising," the world's largest and most far-reaching battle of the bands competition.
Niagara Hospice bouquet sale seeks walk-up locations
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:20 pm
Staff and volunteers from the Niagara Hospice Alliance are gearing up for the 2014 spring bouquet sale, which runs March 3-9, with pre-sale bouquets being ordered now and throughout the month of February.
Ken-Ton YMCA offers preschool programming
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
The Ken-Ton YMCA is offering programming for preschoolers during February break (Feb. 17-21). Staffers will keep children engaged in fun and engaging classes, such as "Little Chef's," "Crafty Critters," "Messy Play," "Princess Power" and "Ahoy Mate's."
EITC Awareness Day: IRS kicks-off tax season alerting low- and moderate-income workers of tax benefit
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
As the Internal Revenue Service starts processing returns, it joins partners nationwide in launching the Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day outreach campaign to ensure millions of low- and moderate-income workers get the credit they deserve (and get it right).

Local officials and community organizations across the country are holding news conferences and outreach events highlighting the benefits of this key work incentive for individuals and families who earned $51,567 or less last year. An estimated four out of five eligible workers and families get the credit, but millions miss it annually either because they don't claim it when filing, or don't file a tax return at all.

'Kohl's Cares' scholarship program now accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
The Kohl's Department Stores "Kohl's Cares" scholarship program will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities. Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 will be accepted through March 14 at kohlskids.com.
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $51,000.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls announce annual chili cook-off
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls' travel team, the Lake Effect Furies, have been searching for the best chili the area has to offer. Spicy, savory or sweet; meat lovers or strictly vegetarian - that's OK; these roller derby skaters want it all.
Comedian Kevin Nealon to perform at Fallsview Casino
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:30 pm
Kevin Nealon brings his unique sense of humor and dry wit to Niagara Falls, Ontario, as headliner of Fallsview Casino Resort's May entertainment.
John Senall elected chairman of Public Relations Society of America's Northeast District Volunteer Leadership Council
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:20 pm
John C. Senall, principal and founder of Mobile First Media LLC, a digital strategy and mobile/Web communications and marketing provider, was elected chairman of the Public Relations Society of America's Northeast District Volunteer Leadership Council for 2014.
Collaborations highlight Buffalo Philharmonic's 2014-15 season
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:20 pm
BPO to welcome Renée Fleming, Leon Botstein, Matthew Morrison, Ben Vereen; Beethoven and Rachmaninoff showcases, collaborations with the Irish Classical Theater Company and the University at Buffalo, and the energy of Broadway and The Cotton Club are just a few aspects of the BPO's season.
Russell Wilson of Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks to visit 'Late Show with David Letterman'
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:20 pm
Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Super Bowl XLVIII-winning Seattle Seahawks, talks about helping his team win its first championship title when he visits the "Late Show with David Letterman, tonight (11:35 p.m.) on the CBS Television Network.
NBCUniversal surrounds 2014 Olympic Winter Games with unprecedented promotion, expanded editorial coverage
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:00 pm
NBCUniversal will surround the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, with the most extensive multi-platform coverage and promotion in Winter Games history. The 2014 Olympic Winter Games are an "NBCUniversal Gold Symphony" initiative, which leverages the company's promotional resources to drive awareness to key events.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara seeks board and committee members
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 09:30 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, Niagara County's largest not-for-profit agency providing programs and services to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families, seeks nominations for individuals to serve on its board of directors and standing committees.
William Paladino talks Lewiston plaza proposal
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 04:45 pm
Following William Paladino's meeting with the Village of Lewiston Planning Board Wednesday, the Sentinel asked the Ellicott Development CEO how he intends to convince residents his plaza idea is worthwhile.
$1.5 billion state aid increase needed to maintain education programs
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 12:00 pm
The New York state Educational Conference Board reports aid to education would need to rise by a minimum of $1.5 billion in 2014-15 for schools to maintain current education programs.
'Today' exclusive: Savannah Guthrie interviews Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's 10th anniversary
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 11:55 am
In a "Today" television exclusive, Facebook's chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks to Savannah Guthrie as he celebrates a milestone: the company's 10th anniversary. Zuckerberg told Guthrie he always thought there would be a service that would connect the world, but "he never thought they'd be the ones to help do it."
New Niagara University professor, 13 students head downstate to work Super Bowl
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 11:55 am
An avid sports fan, professor Jimmy Smith, Ph.D., was ecstatic last fall when the dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management asked if he would chaperone its annual experiential learning trip to the Super Bowl.
Niagara County Republicans endorse slate for 2014
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 11:50 am
Niagara County Republicans backed a slate of candidates for state, federal and local offices Thursday night at the Wheatfield Community Center, lining up behind experienced incumbents seeking re-election to a host of offices.
Village of Lewiston: Paladino lays out plaza plan
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 09:00 am
William Paladino met with the Village of Lewiston Planning Board Wednesday to update members on the status of his development plan. The Ellicott Development CEO intends to create a U-shaped plaza with three main units: 1) two restaurants (one fast food) and a retail store; 2) a two-story retail/bank/commercial building; and 3) a drug store. He may build condos on the lot's west end, too.

"It's taken us long to get to this point, because every time we move or tweak anything, it has to go back to the engineers and they've got to redo everything because of the site grades and slopes and things of that nature," Paladino said.

Ransomville country breakfast
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Ransomville United Methodist Church, 2573 Youngstown Lockport Road, is hosting a country breakfast Saturday, Feb. 22. The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, fruit, pancakes, homemade baked goods, juice and coffee.
NU Family Business Center honors NFP publisher Mazenauer
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications Publisher Skip Mazenauer was presented the Niagara University Family Business Center Vision Award on Jan. 29. The award recognizes businesspeople who are successful, lead a family- or privately owned Western New York business, are committed to benefiting the community, and who have created something when others did not foresee an opportunity.
Ransomville country breakfast
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
Ransomville United Methodist Church, 2573 Youngstown Lockport Road will host a country breakfast Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Lewiston retailers not in favor of food trucks
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
Members of the Village of Lewiston's retail district met with Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce leaders Wednesday. They spoke out against the idea of permitting food trucks to operate on Center Street.

"One of my problems that I have is that, when you cultivate something and you build this great harvest, and somebody just wants to come in and pick the fruit and leave," Water Street Landing proprietor Jon DiBernardo said. "It's kind of a dangerous precedent."

He suggested food trucks have an unfair advantage over brick-and-mortar eateries.

'Late Show with David Letterman' celebrates 50th anniversary of Beatles' first 'Ed Sullivan Show' appearance
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
The "Late Show with David Letterman" will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' groundbreaking first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" with performances of Beatles music from top artists on the broadcast.
'The Chew' throws a baby shower for first-time mom Daphne Oz
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
"Shake" (that bottle), "Rattle" (that toy) and "Roll" out the guest of honor: its Daphne Oz's baby shower on "The Chew." It's an hour of laughter and fun so big it has its own hashtag. Viewers are invited to join the celebration via Facebook and Twitter using #BunInTheOven when posting their well wishes to Daphne.
'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.

 


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