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Village of Lewiston outlaws 'pop-up' parking lots, food vending, ticket scalping
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 08:55 pm
Starting tomorrow, the Village of Lewiston will start enforcing its law concerning so-called "pop-up" businesses on residential and municipal property. Trustees will especially crack down on homeowners on South Fourth Street who charge for parking on Artpark concert nights.

"Pop-up" food vending and ticket scalping will not be allowed, either. The board voted 4-0 to prohibit such business ventures.

"I think we all agree that now is the time to do something," Mayor Terry Collesano said.

Grand Island Town Board: Residents laments move from home because of transient home
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 04:10 pm
A Ward Park resident told the Grand Island Town Board that she expected to retire to the duplex she owned for the last 14 years, but a neighboring property changed her mind.

Patricia Kostenbauder told the board at its monthly meeting in Town Hall Monday that she expected to spend her retirement at her home at 80 Ward Park. "However, we had a change of plans because of the transient vacation come next door," she said.

"Because of the problems with this house, because they continue this illegal transient vacation house, which is a business in a residential area, we've decided to sell our duplex," Kostenbauder said.

GISBA prepares high school students with an interest in business
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 04:05 pm
In an age focused on social media and the iPhone craze, millennials are losing touch with good old-fashioned hard work. Technology has made it too easy for this generation to forget about the labor involved in running a successful business, regardless of the industry.

The Grand Island School and Business Alliance has been active for more than 20 years, introducing high school students to an environment that requires hard work for success.

Students can choose to compete in the organization's Corporate Bowl, shadow local employers and personnel, partake in mock job interviews, and hear community speakers made possible by GISBA, so that these young participants are better prepared for the working world.

Grand Island Central School District: Relationship between town, schools remains strong
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 04:00 pm
"So, it's very unusual," stated Town of Grand Island Supervisor Mary Cooke. She was referring to the back and forth communication that exists between town officials and the Grand Island Board of Education and district administration. The current schedule of joint meetings with the town and school boards stands at a healthy three times per year, a precedent that was set when the Robert W. Christmann was superintendent of schools. Current superintendent, Dr. Teresa Lawrence, has continued to place a priority on the meetings.
Grand Island Board of Education: Pyc elected school board president
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 04:00 pm
On Monday evening, the Grand Island Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting in the Grand Island High School Professional Development Room. As part of the board's regular monthly meeting, organizational meeting business included swearing in of trustees Susan Marston and Karen Carroll prior to the meeting.

Lisa Pyc was voted in as the new school board president in a 4-2 vote, replacing Tak Nobumoto, who lost his board seat in the May election. Susan Marston was elected as vice president in a 5-1 vote. Trustee Paul Krull was absent from the meeting. District Clerk Janet Schuster administered the oath of office to the new officers.

Obit: Mary A. McGraw
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 04:00 pm
Mary A. (née Langan) McGraw, entered into rest Thursday, July 3, 2014. She was a resident of Grand Island, formerly of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: KidBiz draws scores of businesses to Town Commons
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 03:55 pm
Jim Sharpe, chairman of KidBiz, said it was great day to be in the Town Commons Saturday, but that's usually the case for the Chamber of Commerce event that provides children a chance to run their own businesses.
GIHS Class of 2014 'under construction'
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 03:50 pm
The Grand Island High School Class of 2014 is a work in progress just like the school building from which they graduated Sunday.
Higgins announces nearly $350,000 to University at Buffalo for nurse traineeship
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the University at Buffalo was awarded $348,945 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a nurse traineeship program.
Artpark heats up
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 01:00 pm
Last week was an eventful one at Artpark. Find links to our interviews, photos, reviews and previews.
Free concert, Scottish Festival among August highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:35 am
Four fun-filled events - including a concert by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and the extremely popular Scottish Festival - are among the August highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.
Kaleida Health announces chief medical officer appointments
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:30 am
Colin J. McMahon, M.D., has been named vice president and chief medical officer at Buffalo General Medical Center, and Stephen J. Turkovich, M.D., has been named vice president and chief medical officer at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
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.