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Area Red Cross blood drives
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.
A busy week at Artpark
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
The past week was a busy one for the Artpark outdoor amphitheater. Events at the concert venue ranged from the all-new Latitude 43 Music Festival to benefit the Variety Club, to Tuesday's rain-shortened performance of Widespread Panic, to Wednesday's sold-out Coors Light concert featuring the Arctic Monkeys.
Lewiston Police Blotter for June 21, 2014
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 01:10 am
The following activity occurred Monday, June 9, to Sunday, June 15, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 127 response calls during this period.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for June 13, 2014
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:40 am
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 202 calls from May 31 to June 6. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for June 13, 2014
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:40 am
The following incidents occurred from June 2 to 8, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 19 calls were answered by the department during this period.
1812 Legacy Council to host First Nations performance at Fort Niagara
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:40 am
Watch history come to life with the site-specific multi-disciplinary performance that honors First Nations warriors of the War of 1812, featuring Onkwehonwe families who sacrificed to protect Haudenosaunee sovereignty, culture and land.
Identify tree species
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:40 am
The Arbor Day Foundation offers a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. "What Tree Is That?" is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.
Martin's Fantasy Island debuts new thrill ride
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:35 am
A new ride at Martin's Fantasy Island provides a view of Canada, Buffalo and the mist from Niagara Falls, and an 80-foot spinning freefall.
Tournament benefits New Directions
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:30 am
New Directions Youth and Family Services will host "A Day on the Links" on Monday, June 23, at the Lockport Town & Country Club to benefit local youth and families in Niagara County supported by New Directions' community-based programs and foster care/adoption services.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Shear Paradise holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:30 am
A lifelong dream to open a salon has culminated in Shear Paradise.

About two-dozen supporters watched Lisa and Kevin Dilliot cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Shear Paradise salon.

Sheriff provides sex offender information
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:25 am
In Niagara County, there are approximately 470 registered sex offenders. By legislation, only 270 of the most serious offenders appear on the Niagara County Sheriff's website.
Free workshop on chronic disease
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:25 am
If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or arthritis, a free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will begin on Friday, June 27, at the Pendleton Town Hall, 6570 Campbell Blvd. The sessions run for six consecutive Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Good news for Town of Niagara residents
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Tuesday's Town of Niagara Town Board meeting brought lots of smiles and good news for residents.

It started out on a high note with the presentation of a certificate to longtime resident Fannie Scalzo honoring her 100th birthday on June 7. Most of Scalzo's descendants also live in the Town of Niagara.

Student's fundraiser helps out SPCA and vets
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Kyle Stoddard, 8, a student at Errick Road Elementary School and founder of Kyle's Guarding Warriors, was successful with his recent fundraiser for the SPCA and Dog Tags Niagara.
Go green with garden club sale
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
The Wheatfield Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Wheatfield Community/Senior Center gazebo, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield.
Learn about lineage groups
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will present the free program "The What and How of Lineage Groups" at 7 p.m. June 25 at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for June 19, 2014
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
The following is a sampling of calls answered by the Town of Niagara Police between May 30 and June 10.
Poreda attends Space Academy
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Sara Poreda, a middle school math and science teacher at Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Bergholz, has been selected to participate with approximately 210 teachers - both national and international - in the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama, from June 18 to 24.
BOCES offers driver education course
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES will offer a driver and traffic safety education course from July 1 to Aug. 14 at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Conference Center in Sanborn, Medina High School, and at Niagara Falls High School.
Go fish
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
It's the seniors vs. the kids as the Town of Wheatfield holds its fifth annual Fishing Challenge from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, at Fairmount Park pond.
Soccer players in regional competition
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Four members of the Niagara-Wheatfield varsity soccer team have won the state cup in their respective age bracket and will travel to Rhode Island to compete in regional competition with their premier teams at the end of the month.
Grand Island Board of Education: Nobumoto, Ciraolo thanked for their service
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
At its Monday evening meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education recognized the service of two departing trustees: Emily Ciraolo and Tak Nobumoto.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Teresa Lawrence thanked Ciraolo and Nobumoto for their service. Ciraolo has been responsible for creating and helping maintain the district's Facebook page. Nobumoto has served as board president after a tenure as vice president. Nobumoto finished fourth out of four candidates up for election to three seats last month. Known for his insightful questions and orderly running of meetings, he will serve until a new president is elected in July at the board's annual reorganizational meeting.

GI Alumni to host first ever 'Friday Night Under the Lights'
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
The Grand Island Alumni Association and Grand Island Central School District Athletic Director Jon Roth have announced the first sponsor of "Friday Night Under the Lights."

Pete Hayes, Class of 1974, has signed on as a gold sponsor for the event, which will herald the opening of the new Gene Masters Field at Grand Island High School. The ongoing capital construction project includes a new football stadium, complete with new turf, new seating, new scoreboard and lights.

"Friday Night Under the Lights" will be on Friday, Sept. 19, at Gene Masters Field. The festive evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a gathering of old friends, classmates and players from the past 50 years.

Lewiston Police Blotter for June 14, 2014
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
The following activity occurred from Monday, June 2, to Sunday, June 9, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 103 response calls during this period.
Why people live in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
I have been a Lewiston Police officer since 1990 and, in my career, I have had the pleasure of conversing with thousands of residents. One of the topics usually covered in our conversation, especially if the resident is new to Lewiston, is the question of why do you choose to live in Lewiston.
Nonprofit projects sought for 22nd annual Day of Caring
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:50 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is accepting project submissions from nonprofit organizations in Erie County for the annual Day of Caring, the largest one-day volunteer event in Western New York, which will connect thousands of volunteers with projects that will assist area agencies.

Day of Caring will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. It is sponsored by Wegmans, HSBC, National Grid and UAW/GM.

Organized by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, the annual event is designed to provide volunteer manpower to nonprofit organizations for projects and services that would otherwise cost organizations resources that could be spent on fulfilling their missions.

A.G. Schneiderman, Gascón: Google, Microsoft will include a smartphone kill switch in next operating systems
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:45 pm
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón have announced that, for the first time, Google and Microsoft will incorporate a "kill switch" into the next version of their respective operating systems. Google's operating system, Android, runs on more than half of all smartphones used in the U.S. Microsoft's operating system is on all Nokia smartphones.
WNY woman to run from Buffalo to Rochester
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:45 pm
Kelly Nash, a running coach and supporter of Heritage Christian Services, plans to run 100K along the Heritage Trail to raise money and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the agency, which serves children and adults with developmental disabilities.
First 'Rising Star' contestants announced
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
The first set of singers from across the country will perform on this Sunday's premiere of ABC's hotly anticipated new series, "Rising Star," Sunday, June 22, (9 p.m.) on ABC. They are:
State Senate passes brownfield cleanup program extension
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
The New York State Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, that extends a program to clean up potentially contaminated sites and put them back to productive use.
Ceretto passes Town of Niagara economic development bill
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, helped passed a bill, A.10051, that would allow the Town of Niagara to sell certain lands that have been designated as parklands. These parklands the town is authorized to sell have gone unused for the past decade and have been replaced by new parklands. This move allows the town to sell the lands for economic development and improve the local economy.

"I was happy to carry this important local measure through the Assembly," Ceretto said. "Economic development and job creation are among my highest priorities, and this bill allows the Town of Niagara to expand its economy.

First Niagara provides scholarships for veterans to attend entrepreneurial seminar
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Veterans One-stop Center of WNY Inc. are partnering to provide a seminar on entrepreneurial success that will feature educational lectures, films and interactive discussions.
Artpark: Lewiston Dance at Fairy House Festival
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
Lewiston Dance Center students recently took part in the Fairy House Festival a yearly event held at Artpark. The students dressed in their ballet costumes with fairy makeup and fairy wings and performed their ballet dances for onlookers.
NBC orders new series 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls'
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:30 pm
NBC has ordered six episodes of the hour-long alternative series "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," where the famed adventurer and survivalist will take celebrities into the most remote and wild locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime.
Pets and distracted driving: What you need to know
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:30 pm
When we hear the term "distracted driving," most of us think of the obvious culprits: eating, putting on makeup, talking on the phone, texting, or rummaging for a dropped object on the car floor. However, few of us consider the driving distraction leaving our furry friends unsecured can cause.
Higgins recognizes Juneteenth on House Floor
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor to mark Juneteenth, which is celebrated each June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. Higgins recognized the Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo and the work of community members who organize this celebration of culture and heritage.
NEXTNiagara and Buffalo Niagara 360 converged at Shaw Festival
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:30 pm
The Shaw Festival was honored to be the meeting place of choice for a Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce-NEXTNiagara-Buffalo Niagara 360 cross-border networking reception this week.
Meet Destin Radder, learn more about acupuncture
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 03:10 pm
Licensed acupuncturist Destin Radder invites readers to celebrate the first anniversary of his Lewiston clinic's opening, Saturday, June 21, from noon until 4 p.m.
Creed frontman Scott Stapp is back, better than ever
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 01:45 pm
Scott Stapp doesn't hold back on his solo album, "Proof of Life." He readily admits his past substance abuse could've prematurely taken his life.
 


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