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And winter continues ...
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
What has now become the winter of discontent for many continues seemingly unabated in the Buffalo-Niagara area.
Lewiston Town Board schedules special election
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
On Nov. 26, Town of Lewiston Receiver of Taxes and Assessments Joan Brandel Stephens retired after 33 years of dedicated service to the Town of Lewiston. Since her departure, the tax/water office has continued to provide the same efficient, friendly and professional service as it did under her leadership.
Paid summer internships offered by NYPA foundation
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
The New York Press Association Foundation reminds students that the application deadline is fast approaching for its paid summer internship program. The program gives qualified college students the opportunity to hone their skill sets in preparation for a career in community journalism.
Active Lewiston No. 1 seeks new members
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:30 am
Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 was dispatched Feb. 7 on a report of a possible fire inside the wall of a residence on North Seventh Street (pictured).
Nominate your favorite fish fry restaurant and win one for yourself
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:25 am
Niagara Frontier Publications is hosting its fourth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donates to Ransomville pantry; awards Kiwanian of the Year
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:20 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a canned food drive during the month of January to benefit the Ransomville Food Pantry. Members brought canned goods to their weekly meetings and President Marty Pauly held all the donations until the drive was over.
Ninth annual Art of Beer at NACC
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:15 am
Tired of winter? How about some brews, food, music and art for a good cause? The Art of Beer - the annual fundraiser for the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center - returns from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.
GI Women's Golf Association to celebrate 50th anniversary
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
The Grand Island Women's Golf Association held its organizational meeting Jan. 28. Maureen Steck, president, presided. The golf schedule and activities for the 2015 season were discussed and finalized.
Construction ahead
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
Town Supervisor Mary Cooke reports the New York State Thruway Authority will rehabilitate the Bedell Road Bridge over the I-190 on Grand Island.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Groundbreaking of facility upgrade at child care center set for April
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
It's a familiar Grand Island landmark - that pretty brick church at the corner of Staley and Stony Point Roads. Soon to upgrade its appearance, St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church will add more space to its well-loved child care center, expanding a ministry to Grand Island children and their families that began in 1991.
Why license your dog?
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
The Grand Island town clerk's office reports that, under New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, Article 7, it is mandatory for all dogs over the age of four months to be licensed and have current rabies shots in the state of New York.
Boy Scouts celebrate Scout Sunday at St. Stephen Church
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Scout Sunday for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts was celebrated at the 9 a.m. Mass Feb. 8 at St. Stephen R.C. Church.
'Lost' hydrants problem for Island firefighters
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reported that Grand Island Firefighters responding to fire emergencies can be severely handicapped by heavy snowfalls, which have recently buried many local hydrants.
Above and Beyond: Island firefighters prepare for ice rescue emergencies
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Being "surrounded" by the Niagara River is nothing new to Grand Islanders, but freezing winter temps pose unique problems for fire company rescue personnel handling an offshore emergency, according to Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski.
Before the Bridges: When ferry boats plied the river
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Shirley Kreger Luther was with the first group to walk over the North Grand Island Bridge on wooden planks during the final phase of construction in 1934, before the bridge was even open to traffic.
Islanders Bailey, Sugar wed
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Carissa M. Bailey, 26, and Robert E. Sugar, 28, were joyfully united in marriage Jan. 2, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, witnessed by close family and friends.
Niagara-Wheatfield searches for new superintendent
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
The staff of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District met in the Adult Learning Center at Niagara-Wheatfield High School Wednesday, Feb. 12, to discuss the search for the new superintendent.
WBA officers inducted
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
The Honorable Sara Sheldon, Niagara County Judge, swore in the 2015 officers and board members of the Wheatfield Business Association at its Jan. 26 meeting.
Four area Scouts achieve rank of Eagle Scout
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
Boy Scout Troop 824 announced that four members of their Troop recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
North Tonawanda Common Council full
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council is once again full after a new alderman-at-large was sworn in and a new city treasurer was appointed Tuesday night.
Das Haus named Heritage Group of the Year
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
The German Citizen, an online publication for German-Americans in New York, recently named Das Haus und Der Stall German Heritage Museum in Bergholz Heritage Group of the Year for 2014.
Calamar holds groundbreaking for MAP site
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:00 am
Calamar Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 22,000-square-foot medical facility owned by Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 6500 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara.
Celebrating a century
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:00 am
It was a special day at Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield as resident Ann Defazio, formerly of Niagara Falls, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.
Town of Niagara Lions scholarship available
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:00 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club, beginning its 62nd year of service to the community, announced the Lee Corra Scholarship Award is available for the 2015-16 school year.
Niagara-Wheatfield discusses music program
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:00 am
Teachers, students and members of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District gathered in the Adult Learning Center at Niagara-Wheatfield High School Feb. 11 for a Board of Education meeting.
Jennifer Nettles, Anthony Anderson, Natalie Desselle Reid on ABC's 'The Chew'
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:45 am
On Monday, "The Chew" kicks-off the weeklong series "Chew Asked For It," where, throughout the week, co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz will answer viewer questions and help solve kitchen conundrums.
Everyone wins as celebrity chefs face off for healthy hearts at Tenth Street Café
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:45 am
Two of Niagara's best-known celebrity chefs proved you can make healthy pizza taste great Thursday during the "Heart Healthy Pizza Showdown" at Memorial Medical Center's Tenth Street Café.
Buffalo State named twice to 5+ Club for physics teacher prep
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:40 am
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition gave Buffalo State the 5+ Club Award for the number of highly qualified physics teachers who graduated from the college.
Collins announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:40 am
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement encouraging local high school students in New York's 27th district to participate in this year's Congressional Art Competition.
Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives' Executive of the Year, Elite Sales & Marketing Awards Gala
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:40 am
The Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives will honor Rocco Termini, president of Signature Development LLC, at BNSME's Elite Sales & Marketing Awards. He will receive the executive of the year award.
Meet the 'American Idol XIV' top 24 semifinalists
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:40 am
"American Idol" auditions came to a dramatic end Thursday, as judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. revealed their remaining picks for the top 24 semifinalists. It will now be up to America to vote for their favorites as the semifinalists head to Detroit for the first voting shows of the season.
OUN Easter plant pre-order deadline
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:40 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse Easter floral sale orders are due by March 4. Pick-up March 20 and 21 in Wheatfield at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. Options include lilies, tropical houseplant baskets and fresh flower baskets.
'Sharknado' to wreak havoc again at Universal Orlando
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:35 am
Now Florida will know what it feels like to be hit by a "Sharknado."
Sabres game jerseys up for bids
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres will hold an online auction of the first set of the team's game-worn home and away jerseys from the 2014-15 season to benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Zaccagnino serves with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:35 am
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Joseph Zaccagnino, right, poses with Rear Adm. Richard Butler, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 after being named CSG-4 Sailor of the Year for 2014.
Third annual Niagara Poverty Conference to focus on economic development
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:35 am
The third annual Poverty Conference, hosted by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, will take place Friday, March 13, at Niagara University's Dunleavy Hall.
Draft fisher management plan available for public review, comment
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 01:35 am
The 10-year draft fisher management plan is out for public review and comment through March 21, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
State, Niagara County leaders unite against costly mandates
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 07:05 am
Two members of Niagara County's state legislative delegation took time to meet with county lawmakers Tuesday to discuss local concerns about the impact of expensive mandates from Albany - and left vowing to work closely together to control costs and increase local say in the management of mandated state social programs.
Super Sunday XXXI scheduled for Feb. 23
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 07:00 am
Western New York's top high school hockey teams will face off for the 31st annual Super Sunday High School Club Hockey Championships, scheduled to occur Monday, Feb. 23, at First Niagara Center.
Foreigner to heat up Seneca Niagara Casino Saturday
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 04:55 pm
Foreigner gets, well, hot blooded, when thinking of the music fans in Western New York.