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First 'Spring in the Village' in Youngstown
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
With the weather finally breaking its grip from winter, Ray's Tavern in the Town of Porter, the Youngstown Village Diner and the Dory Trading Post, both in the Village of Youngstown have joined forces to celebrate the first-ever "Spring in the Village."
Chamber Awards Gala 2014: Tina Oddy named Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
Tina Oddy has been chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds as the 2014 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year. With just under 20 years dedicated to making Youngstown a better place to live and raise a family, Oddy is committed to the youth of the community, helping to create programs that enrich lives.
McGruff the Crime Dog and AlertID raise awareness to protect women against sexual assault
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
Ann Harkins, CEO of The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog), and Keli Wilson, AlertID's founder, are teaming up to create awareness and support victims during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Interest in genealogy on the rise
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:20 pm
If you like puzzles, enjoy history or are curious about that older relative's claim of being a cousin to Scotland's Duke of Argyll, genealogy and growing your own family tree might be the hobby for you.
Gia DeGennaro-Arnold announces for State Senate
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:15 pm
Gia DeGennaro-Arnold made the following statement March 22:
LiveNation presents Jackson Browne at Artpark
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 12:20 pm
Jackson Browne brings his solo acoustic tour to Artpark in Lewiston Monday, Aug. 11, for a 7:30 p.m. Mainstage Theater performance. The show is a LiveNation event.

Tickets - priced at $66 and $56 for reserved indoor seating, and $29.50 general admission lawn - go on sale Friday, April 25, at noon. Purchase tickets at www.LiveNation.com, in person at the Artpark box office (weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.), or by phone at 1-888-223-6000.

Goo Goo Dolls live EP 'Warner Sound Sessions' out now
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls have released a live EP, "Warner Sound Sessions­," available digitally via Warner Bros Records. Recorded last April for The Warner Sound series "The Live Room" at East West Studios in Los Angeles, the EP features four tracks from the band's highly acclaimed new album "Magnetic," as well as the classic hit "Slide."
Oakwood Cemetery to host two bird walks
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
For the first time, the historic Oakwood Cemetery, located at 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, will host two bird walks. They are scheduled for consecutive Saturdays, April 26 and May 3, at 8 a.m.
HARBORCENTER announces partnership with Erie Community College
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel and Erie Community College President Jack Quinn Jr. have announced a partnership that will make HARBORCENTER the home of ECC Kats hockey, beginning with the 2014-15 season.
Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild host one-mile race for children
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:00 pm
On Sunday, April 27, the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department will hold its annual Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild one-mile race for youth. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. at the North Second and Onondaga streets entrance of the Red Brick Municipal Building gym.
Sabres recall Pysyk, Makarov
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled defenseman Mark Pysyk and goaltender Andrey Makarov from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis. The team also announced it assigned forward Luke Adam to Rochester.
'Dick Lang Day' in Niagara County: Long-time Royalton supervisor, Roy-Hart and Newfane wrestling coach to be honored
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:00 pm
County and state officials will honor former Royalton Supervisor Dick Lang tonight, taking note of a lengthy public service career that spanned 34 years, as well as more than three decades spent as a wrestling coach.
Registration open for garlic mustard 'Super Pull'
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 07:00 am
Scout groups, civic organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate in a friendly competition to see who can pull the most garlic mustard, an aggressive plant that harms native wildflowers. Volunteers will join forces with the Western New York Land Conservancy for a one-day "Super Pull" at the Lewiston Plateau Habitat Area Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Seneca Hickory Stick honored with national awards
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 07:00 am
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club was honored with two national customer service awards at the recent KemperSports national leadership conference.
Niagara University's first 'Run Against Hunger' nets $1,600 for Heart, Love and Soul
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 07:00 am
More than 50 runners braved rainy and windy conditions to participate in the first-ever "Run Against Hunger" held on the Niagara University campus Saturday morning.
Updated: Village of Lewiston taxes going up, café going in
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:25 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.

The Village Board approved a special use permit allowing Niagara Marketplace & Bistro to operate inside the "Kelly House" at 400 Plain St. Now called "Fresh Start," the business will offer vegan, vegetarian and organic foods.

NYPA awards multimillion-dollar contracts to two Buffalo companies
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 05:20 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved the award of competitively bid contracts, valued at more than $20 million, to two Buffalo-based businesses: Ferguson Electric Construction Co. Inc., and Quality Inspection Services Inc.

"The New York Power Authority remains committed to further strengthening its core generation assets," said Harry Francois, regional manager for Western New York, NYPA. "The auxiliary equipment installations and ongoing operations monitoring covered by these contracts are but two of recent examples. We seek qualified, cost-effective contractors who do excellent work on-time and on-budget."

Susan G. Komen Western New York Affiliate announces 2014 race honoree
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 05:10 pm
The WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has announced Corinne Leone of North Collins is the 2014 race honoree for the 14th annual Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure.
Leadership Niagara: Grant will grow leadership development program to historic levels
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 05:10 pm
LYNC, the youth leadership program run by Leadership Niagara, will be able to include up to 100 area high school students thanks to a new commitment of $460,000 from the Irene E. Witkowski-Agrawal Foundation.
Train making a stop at Fallsview Casino this summer
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 12:10 pm
It all started with two guys and one guitar in 1994. Two decades later, Train is a highly successful pop-rock act thanks to the breakout album "Drops of Jupiter" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." The Grammy Award-winning act will perform live for two nights in July at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo's 21st Century Fund awards Explore & More Children's Museum $100,000 for exhibit designs
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Explore & More was awarded the 21st Century Fund's $100,000 grant to be used in the exhibit designs for the new children's museum set to open in the South Aud Block of Canalside on Buffalo's waterfront in 2016.

On March 27, members of the 21st Century Fund gathered to hear presentations from the final four contenders for the grant, including Explore & More, the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, Habitat For Humanity and the YWCA of Niagara. Members voted that evening to select Explore & More as the recipient of the $100,000 award, out of an original field of 19 applicants.

Niagara County Fair logo contest has its winner
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County has announced the winner of the 2014 Niagara County Fair logo contest is Matthew McAuley of Lockport. The contest was open to Niagara County youth age 5 to 19 years. He will be awarded a $100 prize during the Farm-City Breakfast, the kick-off event for the Niagara County Fair each year.
New York State Parks welcomes spring boating season
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
As more moderate weather arrives across the state, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation welcomes boaters and anglers to take advantage of New York State's abundance of recreational waterways, while encouraging them to take common-sense precautions to stay safe.

For a safe and enjoyable boating season, State Parks recommends the following:

NYSDOT: Construction to begin on Walnut and Ferry avenues
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
New York State Department of Transportation Regional Director Darrell Kaminski has announced work will begin this week on a $1.8 million project to resurface US Route 62, Walnut and Ferry avenues, in the City of Niagara Falls.
Jennifer Cooper to be honored at SBA Small Business Week awards luncheon
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Jennifer Cooper, owner of Cooper Sign Co. and Old Glory Flag and Banner of Niagara Falls, was selected by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners as recipient of the chapter's Member of the Year Small Business Award. NAWBO Buffalo Niagara chose Cooper for her entrepreneurial drive and leadership within the organization, as well as the greater community.

The award will be presented to Cooper Wednesday, May 7, at the SBA Small Business Week awards luncheon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

April is 'Dig Safely Month'
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
The New York State Public Service Commission is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April as "Dig Safely Month," as a way to remind excavators and contractors state law requires them to call one of the state's toll-free one-call centers before starting any excavation or digging project.
Father James J. Maher, C.M., inaugurated as 26th president of Niagara University
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:45 am
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president during a ceremony held Friday, April 4, in the Gallagher Center.
ABC announces premiere of new summer series 'Sing Your Face Off'
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
ABC announced the premiere of new summer series "Sing Your Face Off" will be Saturday, May 31, from 9-11 p.m. Two all-new episodes will air back-to-back in that time period each week.
Ceretto discusses positive benefits of NFTA funding in new state budget
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, is highlighting increased funding in the state budget for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
Give to Gift of Life
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
The Gift of Life is holding its 16th annual golf and tennis tournament Monday, June 16. Golf will be at the Lancaster Country Club (6061 Broadway, Lancaster). Tennis will be at the Village Glen Tennis Club (162 Mill St., Williamsville).
Television legend Barbara Walters to make her final scheduled television appearances Friday, May 16
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
After more than five decades entertaining and informing generations of Americans, Barbara Walters says goodbye to daily television Friday, May 16, with her final co-host appearance on "The View," and a two-hour ABC primetime special celebrating her life - both on screen and off.
Artpark welcomes Blue Rodeo, 54-40, Ziggy Marley, Megadeth to Lewiston
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark & Company announced another batch of bands Monday in the "Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series. Tickets for these events will go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

Acts include:

A cool start to spring
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 06:50 pm
Although the past few weeks have not felt much like spring, no matter what weather Mother Nature brings, ice cream seems to be a telling sign that spring is in the air. De-Dee's Dairy is now open for the season and the local community could not be happier to have the ice cream shop back in their lives.
'How I Met Your Mother' comes to an end
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 04:00 pm
The CBS popular romantic comedy "How I Met Your Mother" came to end this past Monday. The program aired its final episode, "Last Forever," with 12.9 million viewers. Since 2005, "How I Met Your Mother" has been a lock on CBS's programming. Over the years, the show earned 28 Emmy nominations (winning nine of them).
Cher returns to Buffalo for final farewell tour
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 11:00 am
It has been an exciting couple of years for Cher fans. In 2012 Cher confirmed a new album was in the making, later in the year she surprised Twitter followers with confirmation of an upcoming tour. Now March of 2014, fans are finally getting what they have been waiting for.
In the 'Knick' of time? Let's party like it's 1999
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 10:00 pm
With just two weeks left in the NBA season, the Knicks find themselves in a tight race for the last spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. So far, the Knicks trail the Atlanta Hawks by one game. Even with the disappointing season that no one saw coming, the Knicks still have the opportunity to save their season with a playoff berth.

Now the task won't be easy, the Knicks final six games are all against playoff teams in the Eastern Conference, whereas the Atlanta Hawks only face five playoff teams in their final 10 games. It seems as if the Knicks have an uphill battle being that they not only trail the Hawks by two games in the loss column, but the Hawks also own the tie breaker.

Lewiston Garden Club meeting
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club will meet Monday, April 21, at 6 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St. The guest speaker is Mike Shadrack, president of the WNY Hosta Society. He will give a talk on the beautiful gardens of the UK.
Project Runway to celebrate first anniversary
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will celebrate Project Runway's first anniversary Friday, April 25, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.
Brennan's sold at auction; new operators envision June 1 opening
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 07:00 am
Spring has sprung, and winds of change are brewing in Youngstown.

Last Saturday, Cash Cunningham of Cash Realty & Auctions held an auction of the former Brennan's Irish Pub. Roughly 20 potential buyers attended the event. When all was said and done, it was Mike Fox who acquired the building

Welcome to Lewiston, Salon Semir
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:50 pm
Salon Semir - located in the middle of the Village of Lewiston (421 Center St., second floor, to be exact) - recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting.
 


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