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Memorial Day in Wheatfield
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:00 pm
The American Legion Wheatfield Post 1451 held its Memorial Day observance at the war memorial at the town garage on Ward Road.
'The Fault in Our Stars' honored with Heartland Film's Truly Moving Picture Award
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Based on the young adult novel by Indianapolis native John Green, the 20th Century Fox release "The Fault in Our Stars" has been recognized by Indianapolis nonprofit Heartland Film with the Truly Moving Picture Award. Heartland Film honors select theatrically released films - entertaining movies that do much more than just entertain - with the industry award.
Dr. Oz, Alison Sweeney, Jennifer Esposito, Willie Randolph visit 'The Chew'
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Daphne Oz's dad, Dr. Mehmet Oz, visits her at work at "The Chew," Alison Sweeney ("The Biggest Loser") and Jennifer Esposito make their "Chew" debuts, and slugger Willie Randolph joins sports fan Michael Symon for some culinary fun.
Riviera Theatre presents Frankie Avalon
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:45 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda welcomes Frankie Avalon Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. for one performance only. Ticket prices are $46-$56.
Maher to carry Special Olympics' 'Flame of Hope' June 2
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Figuratively speaking, Niagara University carries the torch for individuals with developmental disabilities through its many outreach services and academic programs.
Niagara University to offer B.A. in early childhood development and cognition
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Niagara University's College of Education has received state approval to offer a bachelor's degree program in early childhood development and cognition.
Niagara Falls International Airport to host public workshop; sustainable master plan update to be discussed
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is inviting residents from local communities to attend the first public workshop to review details of the Niagara Falls International Airport sustainable master plan on Wednesday, June 4.
State consolidated funding applications due June 16
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council met Thursday in Fredonia and made a final call for businesses, educational institutions, local governments, not-for-profit groups and other stakeholders across the five-county Western New York region to apply for state funding through the New York state consolidated funding application.
Niagara University accepting registrations for summer youth camp
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Niagara University's recreation department is now accepting registrations for its popular summer youth camp, which will be held on campus from June 30 to Aug. 15.
Community Missions honors volunteers and supporters at awards brunch
Fri, May 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier held its 22nd annual "Compassion in Action" awards brunch Thursday afternoon to honor many of the volunteers and supporters that make its mission possible.
NIMAC to provide update and announce 2014 board of directors at annual meeting
Thu, May 29th 2014 06:05 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council will hold its annual meeting Thursday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Heritage Center.
NYPA awarded for superior concrete work on dam face
Thu, May 29th 2014 12:45 pm
Wilson resident Marek Kobialka, a construction engineer with the Niagara Power Project, recently received an award from the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute for superior work practices related to the repair and restoration of the dam face of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant
David's Path: New hospice unit dedicated in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 29th 2014 11:35 am
Niagara Hospice and the Schoellkopf Health Center held a dedication celebration Wednesday at David's Path, a dedicated hospice unit on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Grisanti will co-sponsor medical marijuana legislation
Thu, May 29th 2014 08:10 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, announced he will co-sponsor the Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize the delivery and use of marijuana by seriously ill patients who need the drug for treatment of their illnesses.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for May 23, 2014
Thu, May 29th 2014 08:00 am
The following incidents occurred from May 12 to 18, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 37 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 542 calls so far this year, as compared with 499 calls at this time in 2013.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for May 23, 2014
Thu, May 29th 2014 08:00 am
Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island the Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to from May 6 to 16.
Artpark has working artists constructing outdoor sculptures
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:45 am
As a follow up to its 40th anniversary celebration and the 16 temporary installations on display in 2013, Artpark & Company will continue its visual arts renaissance and bring more artwork into the park this summer. Six large-scale, semi-permanent sculptures will be constructed in the historic Artpark woods and along the red brick road.
Grand Island Town Board: Residents complain about new recycling carts
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:45 am
Terry Schweitzer, division manager for Republic Services, the Town of Grand Island's trash and recycling hauler, said he's heard all about what he can do with his company's new 95-gallon recycling carts.
Above and Beyond: GIFC celebrates 76 years of community service
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:45 am
Town, county and state government officials praised the Grand Island Fire Co. for its proud tradition of community service for the past 76 years. This anniversary celebration tool place at fire headquarters on Saturday, May 17, and was well attended by family members and special guests, including local fire service officers.

Board of Directors Chairman Greg Butcher noted that the GIFC has kept pace with increased membership recruitment demands and took in a class of six rookies during 2014. Personal sacrifice is nothing new to members of the volunteer fire service, who provide more than 70 percent of fire and emergency medical services protection throughout the United States. He concluded that GIFC accomplishments to date would indicate that the township is "in very good hands."

Islanders win bid to operate Beaver Island catering, concessions
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:45 am
While growing up in Grand Island, Kristina Bulera fondly remembers spending much of her summers on the beach or the playground at Beaver Island State Park. During the past couple of summers, the 29-year-old co-owner of the Riverstone Grill with her husband, Chaz, would ride her bicycle to the park with a trolley on the back for her 3-year-old daughter, Avery.
Obit: Blanche Joan Fibich
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:45 am
Blanche Joan (née Majda) Fibich, age 92, of Niwot, Colorado, formerly of Grand Island, died Monday, May 5, 2014, while at home. Her daughter, Sylvia Fibich, and son-in-law, Tom Yulsman, were at her side.
CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town returns to host 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock'
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:40 am
Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town return for the second year to host the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8 p.m.), on ABC.
Cuomo: More than 335 jobs supported by low-cost hydropower allocations to four WNY firms
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:40 am
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved new allocations of low-cost hydropower for four firms in Western New York that will support 335 jobs and more than $28 million in capital investments in the region.

"By providing upstate manufacturers with the means to grow their operations, we are strengthening the economy and providing new opportunities for New Yorkers in the region," Cuomo said. "These latest low-cost hydropower allocations are giving companies in Western New York the support they need to lower their overhead costs, expand their workforce, and refocus on growing their business well into the future."

Niagara Catholic to recognize Niagara University with Community Service Award
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:40 am
Niagara University's longstanding commitment to community service will be recognized during Niagara Catholic High School's baccalaureate Mass tonight at 6 p.m.
Cuomo announces partnership to support Troops-To-Energy jobs initiative
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a partnership with industry leaders from five electric and gas utilities to develop a plan that places veterans returning back home in jobs in the utility industry. The plan supports objectives that emerged from the New York State Veterans and Military Families Summit held in March, which focused on the state's efforts to support veterans and the military community.

"New York's veterans have made tremendous sacrifices in service to our nation, and by expanding professional opportunities for them at home we can help to ease their transition back to civilian life and empower them for years to come," Cuomo said.

Robert Moses Parkway traveler advisory
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:35 am
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced highway and bridge maintenance will occur next week on the Robert Moses State Parkway in the Town of Porter.
National Grid recognized by Tree Line USA for best arboriculture practices for 15th year in a row
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:35 am
National Grid has been honored by the Tree Line USA program of The Arbor Day Foundation for the 15th year in a row. National Grid, doing business in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, was recognized for its non-stop commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in their service areas for more than a decade.
Bobby Flay goes back to grilling basics in 'Barbecue Addiction: Bobby's Basics'
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:35 am
Grill master Bobby Flay returns to the backyard this summer, and this time he's going back to the essentials with new episodes of "Barbecue Addiction: Bobby's Basics," beginning Sunday, June 22, at 11 a.m. on Food Network.
Family & Children's Service of Niagara announces 2014 award recipients
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:30 am
Celebrating 119 years of continuous service to the community, Family & Children's Service of Niagara will present several awards at its annual luncheon meeting Wednesday, June 11, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. The event begins at noon.
Ready. Set. Dance! A new season of 'So You Think You Can Dance' begins on FOX
Wed, May 28th 2014 08:00 pm
The 11th season of "So You Think You Can Dance" debuts with auditions from New Orleans and Chicago on a two-hour premiere event airing tonight at 8 p.m. on FOX. Next week, the Emmy Award-nominated series continues with audition episodes in Chicago and Los Angeles Wednesday, June 4 (8 p.m.); in Los Angeles and Philadelphia Wednesday, June 11 (8 p.m.); and in Atlanta Wednesday, June 18 (8 p.m.).
Lindsey Stirling brings historic performance to Artpark June 12
Wed, May 28th 2014 03:00 pm
Artpark has hosted hundreds of big name concerts over the years but, on June 12, history will be made when dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling visits Western New York for the first time as part of her 40-city tour.
Dedication held to commemorate completion of new hospice unit
Wed, May 28th 2014 02:10 pm
Niagara Hospice and the Schoellkopf Health Center held a dedication celebration Wednesday at David's Path, a dedicated hospice unit on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Buffalo to host two world championships in 2015
Wed, May 28th 2014 01:35 pm
USA Hockey announced it would bring two major world championships to Buffalo in 2015, with both being staged at the soon-to-be-completed HARBORCENTER.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Grandpaws Pet Emporium Saturday
Wed, May 28th 2014 01:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday, May 31, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, 784 Center St. (near the corner of North Eighth Street), Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognized for clinical excellence
Wed, May 28th 2014 01:35 pm
Univera Healthcare has presented Mount St. Mary's Hospital with a certificate of excellence recognizing the hospital for the highest overall performance in the combined clinical process and surgical site improvement project measures.
Roswell Park to host 'Be the Match' bone marrow donor drive June 3
Wed, May 28th 2014 09:30 am
Each year, more than 30,000 children and adults will be diagnosed with diseases for which a bone marrow transplant is the only chance for a cure. Only 30 percent will find a matching donor within their family. Over the past 25 years, "Be The Match," operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.
Lewiston Arts Cafe' welcomes Tom Stahl and Jennifer Campbell
Wed, May 28th 2014 09:20 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will present the third program in the Lewiston Arts Cafe' series, which features some of the finest poets and musicians in Western New York.
 


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