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Lewiston Family Spring Fling returns April 27
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:50 pm
Spring has finally arrived in Lewiston, and with it the 19th annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling.
Grisanti-sponsored bill would ban pet tattoo and piercings
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, today announced he is co-sponsoring a bill that would ban the piercing or permanent tattooing of companion animals. He said subjecting pets to body piercing or tattooing is a cruel act that falls under the category of animal abuse.
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announces staff promotions
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. recently announced the promotion of two staff members. Lana Perlman was appointed director of visitor services, while Lindsey Bowman was named tourism sales coordinator.
Porter Democrats search for town clerk candidate
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
The Town of Porter Democratic Committee is looking for a Porter resident who has an interest in public service through political office.
Ceretto demands explanation from National Grid, PSC for high electric rates
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, in response to the recent spike in electric rates, is demanding an explanation for the increase from both National Grid and the Public Service Commission.
'Sing for Your Supper' at Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
This year, on Tax Day, Hard Rock Café is cutting Americans a break by asking them to lay down their wallets and pick up the mic. On Tuesday, April 15, Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, opens up its stage to give fans a chance to "Sing for Your Supper."
G. Garvin returns to Cooking Channel to tour country for best southern-inspired dishes
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Chef Gerry Garvin, aka "G.," hits the road again for the third season of "Road Trip with G. Garvin," premiering Wednesday, May 21, at 9 p.m. on Cooking Channel.
Performers announced for 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
dick clark productions and Billboard, have announced the first set of musical performers at this year's Billboard Music Awards. Billboard chart-toppers Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic will all join previously announced Jason Derulo as performers in the live awards show, airing Sunday, May 18, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
End hunger ... one step at a time
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Community Missions Inc. will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" (formerly "Feet or Famine") on Saturday, May 3, at Whirlpool State Park. Rain or shine, the event aims to raise awareness and funds for the agency's crisis services programs, which include the community soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing closet, and emergency housing shelter.
Memorial Medical Center honors volunteers
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center turned the spotlight on its volunteers Tuesday, celebrating their service and commitment at a luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton.
Sabres recall Connor Knapp
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Connor Knapp from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. The team also announced it assigned goaltender Andrey Makarov to Rochester.
Malaya Watson eliminated on 'American Idol XIII'
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:15 pm
Malaya Watson was eliminated Thursday on "American Idol XIII" after she received the fewest votes. From Southfield, Mich., the 16-year-old sang "Through The Fire" on Wednesday night's performance show.
Niagara University reschedules contemporary Catholicism expert for April 25
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Niagara University intended to host the Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., for an address on "Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue" in March, but a blizzard blew those plans away.
Village of Lewiston taxes going up, café going in
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 01:25 pm
Village of Lewiston residents can expect a mild tax increase in the next fiscal year. Trustees voted Monday to increase the tax rate to $7.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - an increase of 14 cents. They also approved a special use permit for the new Fresh Start café.
Village of Lewiston: Republican Party caucus April 29
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 07:00 am
Attention Village of Lewiston Republican voters: The GOP caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, in the Red Brick Municipal Building gym. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Voting begins promptly at 6:45 p.m.
Quasar reps grilled at Wheatfield meeting
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 07:00 pm
Quasar Energy Group brought a four-man team to Wheatfield's Community Center to answer questions about the safety of equate and the company's plan to build a 5 million gallon storage tank.
Brief Light House Pointe meeting
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:35 pm
Residents opposed to the rezoning of a parcel of the Light House Pointe housing development walked out of a meeting with developers after 20 minutes Tuesday, but stayed long enough to criticize the developers for scheduling the meeting on short notice.
Huth Road Elementary School: Welcome home
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:30 pm
Seven-year-old Gavin Firmstone got a surprise ride home from Huth Road Elementary School Thursday.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Linenfelser named Citizen of the Year
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:30 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named Teddy Linenfelser Citizen of the Year for Service to the Community.

The chamber will honor Linenfelser at the 48th annual Citizen of the Year Awards Thursday, April 24, at Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa.

Teddy Klingel Linenfelser was born to Ted and Marion Klingel shortly after they and daughter Mary Ellen moved into their new house in Grandyle Village. She attended grades kindergarten through ninth grade at Charlotte Sidway School before taking the school bus off the Island for 10th through 12th grades. Her children attended Sidway and her grandchildren also went to kindergarten and first grade at Sidway.

Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for April 4, 2014
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
The following incidents occurred from March 24 to 30, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 31 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 337 calls so far this year.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for April 4, 2014
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 183 calls from March 22 to 28. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Obit: Marjorie L. Egan
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
Marjorie L. Egan, entered into rest March 24, 2014. She was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Dale L. McCready
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
Dale L. McCready, 58, a longtime resident of Grand Island, died suddenly March 19, 2014.
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick presents proclamation commending Island Dispatch on 70th anniversary
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
The Erie County Legislature issued a proclamation at its recent meeting to recognize and commend the Island Dispatch on the celebration of its 70th anniversary.
Obit: Marjorie L. Egan
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
Marjorie L. Egan, entered into rest March 24, 2014. She was a resident of Grand Island.
School Board candidates sought to fill 3 seats
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
Candidates interested in a seat on the Grand Island Board of Education must file nominating petitions with District Clerk Janet Schuster by 5 p.m. April 21.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Chamberlain named Citizen of the Year
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:20 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named Grand Island High School teacher Cheryl Chamberlain Citizen of the Year - Educator 2013.

The chamber will honor her at the 48th annual Citizen of the Year Awards Thursday, April 24, at Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa.

Chamberlain has been teaching with the Grand Island Central School District since 2000 when she and her husband, Gregory, moved back to where he grew up to raise their daughters Brooke and Sarah. When they moved into their home on Stony Point Road, Chamberlain was considering going back to school and her husband said, "Why don't you substitute teach at the schools on Grand Island?" This started Chamberlain's career focus in business education.

Town of Niagara Police Blotter for April 10, 2014
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between March 28-31.
Convenience store robbed in Wheatfield
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 9, at the 7-11, 6955 Ward Road, Wheatfield.
Snowflake successful for NCP
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy held its fifth annual Snowflake Basket Auction on March 21 and 22 at the Niagara Falls Elk Lodge. Shown are attendees choosing where to put their tickets.
Day of pampering at Tonawanda Castle
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Be a pampered princess in a "castle" on Saturday, April 12, as the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas hosts the Tonawandas' Women's Expo & Boutique at the landmark Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St., in Tonawanda.
At the hop
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:50 pm
The Easter Bunny was a special guest at the quarterly senior dance at the Wheatfield Community Center last Saturday. The next senior dance will be in July.
80 Leadership Niagara members convene in Canada for binational relationship building
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:35 pm
Leadership Niagara will travel to St. Catherines, Ontario, for a daylong session on binational relationship building and best practices on creating and sustaining cross-border communities with their Canadian counterparts, Leadership Niagara of Ontario.
Higgins: $400,000 grant for Roswell Park to study pancreatic cancer
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded $406,247 in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute. The two-year federal grant will provide $221,589 toward the project in the first year, and $184,658 the following year.

"We know that cancer research saves lives," said Higgins, a member of the House Cancer Caucus. "The certainty of continued funding from sources like the National Cancer Institute that allows researchers to explore a wide range of treatment options is critical to the goal of finding a cure."

The grant will allow Roswell Park researchers to study an innovative new treatment, anticancer agent FL118, for pancreatic cancer.

Donna Fernandes keynote speaker at ABWA WNY spring event at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:15 pm
The American Business Women's Association Western New York Charter Chapter has announced Dr. Donna Fernandes, president and CEO of the Buffalo Zoo, will be the keynote speaker at ABWA WNY's spring networking and professional development event.
'Fan Appreciation Night' closes out Sabres' season
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host their annual "Fan Appreciation Night" Sunday, April 13, during the team's final game of the 2013-14 regular season.
Catholic Charities: Appeal Week 2014 opens with $7.9 million raised toward $10.8 million goal
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:10 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, announced earlier this week Catholic Charities' 90th annual appeal has raised $7,941,945.04 to date, representing 73.5 percent of the $10.8 million goal.
'America's Got Talent' returns to Radio City Music Hall for live shows beginning July 29
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:10 pm
NBC's "America's Got Talent" returns to Radio City Music Hall, one of the nation's most storied and historic venues, for its upcoming ninth season. The show will air live from Radio City Music Hall twice a week when live episodes begin this summer on July 29 (9 p.m.). "AGT," ranked as the No. 1 summer reality series, premieres May 27 at 8 p.m.
National Grid urges caution during 'National Safe Digging Month'
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:05 pm
As spring weather brings more outdoor work by individuals, contractors and excavators, National Grid offers an important safety message: Call before you dig.

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