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'The Voice' alum Will Champlin has new music, Niagara Falls tour stop
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 06:55 am
When Will Champlin auditioned for NBC's "The Voice" in season five, it was his intent to step out from the shadow of his father, former Chicago instrumentalist Bill Champlin. Thanks to standout covers of songs such as "When I Was Your Man," "Secrets," "At Last" and "Love Me Again," he became a coaches' favorite (both Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera saved him - a show first), and a fan favorite.
Golf under the stars to support Aquarium of Niagara penguins
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 05:15 am
"Putting for Penguins," an annual event to benefit the Aquarium of Niagara, will take place Friday, July 18, at the Newfane Pro-Am course, 2501 N. Main St. (Route 78).
Grandpaws Pet Emporium now open at new location
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 05:00 am
Grandpaws Pet Emporium moved into its new spot Wednesday, at 402 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Grand Island Lions Club: GI Lions to collect used eyeglasses, hearing aids during July 4th parade
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:45 am
The Grand Island Lions Club is asking Independence Day parade-goers to step forward and donate their used eyeglasses and hearing aids to benefit the millions of people worldwide who cannot afford them.
Sabres sign defenseman Tyson Strachan
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract.
Buy lunch for Buffalo Zoo's animals this month
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:30 am
The Buffalo Zoo invites patrons to show support for the animals by buying them lunch this month.
Dunkin' Donuts partnering with Muscular Dystrophy Association on 'Make a Muscle, Make a Difference' campaign
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:30 am
Dunkin' Donuts has announced it will support the efforts to cure muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by collecting donations in its Buffalo-area restaurants to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Make a Muscle, Make a Difference" campaign.
Longest serving crossing guard calls it quits
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:30 am
Jeanne Anstett, pictured, has been a crossing guard at the corner of Warner and South Park so long she's helped second generation kids cross the streets to Huth Road Elementary School.
Higgins, Caruana present Lawrence Titzler with Bronze Star
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Supervisor Anthony Caruana presented Town of Tonawanda resident Corporal Lawrence P. Titzler with the Bronze Star and other medals he earned for his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Energy-efficient lighting shines on Niagara Veterans Memorial
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:25 am
In anticipation of Independence Day celebrations, New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones (lower right) gathered with (clockwise from lower left) State Sen. George Maziarz, Assemblyman John Ceretto, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, and David Fabrizio, Niagara Falls Veteran Memorial Committee, to visit the recently completed lighting project for the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial in Hyde Park.
Butterflies and memories take flight
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:25 am
On Saturday, July 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Niagara Hospice will hold its 11th annual Memorial Butterfly Release in the Memorial Gardens located at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
'City of Light' proves popular
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
Thousands visited the Buffalo waterfront to experience "City of Light," a multidisciplinary arts happening at Silo City. Now in its fourth year, the event was coordinated by Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo.
Wallace to run for supervisor in Town of Niagara
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
Lee S. Wallace has announced his candidacy for supervisor in the Town of Niagara.

Wallace is a lifetime resident of the town and an employee for more than 40 years, currently serving as town recreation director.

Wallace, a registered Democrat, stated, "I am truly excited about the opportunity to once again serve the people of the Town of Niagara. My experience in town government gives me the credentials, leadership and understanding needed to provide the services the public requires."

The election will be Nov. 4 for the supervisor seat.

Bible Adventure Camp coming to Bergholz
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
Bible Adventure Camp will be held Sunday, July 6, through Thursday, July 10, at St. James Lutheran Church, 2437 Niagara Road. "Gangway to Galilee" will engage children each night from 6 to 8:15 p.m. with Bible stories, fun songs, crazy crafts, great snacks and awesome games.
Town of Wheatfield: Greinert flags salute America
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
More than 100 flags of various sizes are part of the annual Fourth of July display at the home of Paul Greinert, 6962 Errick Road, Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for July 3, 2014
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between June 25 and 29.
Grand Island Lions Club: Officers, directors installed at annual dinner
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club held its annual installation dinner at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa. A number of members were recognized for perfect attendance and years of service.
Teacher honored with tree-planting
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
Students and parents at Christian Central Academy presented teacher Sharon Backus with an end-of-the-school-year gift that will last a lifetime.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for June 27, 2014
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
The following incidents occurred from June 16 to 22, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 30 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 685 calls so far this year, more than the 627 calls responded to at this time last year.
Obit: Abigail K. Sullivan
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
Abigail K. Sullivan, a Grand Island resident from 1977 to 2001 passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014. She was 90 years old.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for June 27, 2014
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 202 calls from June 14 to 20. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Masters Field closer to completion
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
The Grand Island Alumni Association will hold "Friday Night Under the Lights" when the first night football game on the Ransom Road campus in Grand Island Vikings history takes place at new Gene Masters Field.
GI Dance Center visits Fairy House Festival
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
Grand Island Dance Center recently took part in the Fairy House Festival, a yearly event held at Artpark in the Village of Lewiston.
Rotary Shaw Festival Garden Party a success
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 03:00 am
On Sunday, May 25, the Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club held its 32nd annual Shaw Festival Garden Party and Theater event. The Rotary members' affair featured beer and wine tastings, food and live music followed by the Shaw performance.
Send up fireworks for USA
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 11:30 am
Crash! Sparkles! Bang! Light up the sky! It's time for Fourth of July fireworks.
Senior art show at NYPA's Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 10:45 am
A senior amateur art exhibit is currently on display at the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
Adell's School of Dance presents student awards
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 10:45 am
Adell's School of Dance recently gave more than $2,000 in award scholarships to students who participated in the 2013-14 dance year. Adell Hoover-Manarino, owner of Adell's School of Dance, said she was excited to once again give back to her students who worked hard all year.
Buffalo Sabres statement on Rick Jeanneret
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 09:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres are deeply saddened to learn of Rick Jeanneret's cancer diagnosis. RJ has been a vital part of the Sabres family and the Buffalo community for 43 years, and this news undoubtedly weighs heavily on everyone who has had the privilege of listening to his broadcasts through the years.
Tick tips for pets this summer
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 09:25 am
Summer means tick season in many parts of the U.S. To help protect your favorite animals, John Schaefer, interim director of parasitology, and Amy Glaser, senior research associate and director of molecular diagnostics, both of Cornell University's Animal Health Diagnostic Center, provide answers to frequently asked tick questions.
National Cancer Institute names Roswell Park 'outstanding'
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:35 pm
The National Cancer Institute has renewed the coveted and prestigious Cancer Center Support Grant to Roswell Park Cancer Institute following an in-depth peer review by cancer experts from around the U.S.

The NCI rated Roswell Park's application as "outstanding." The awarding of this noteworthy designation extends Roswell Park's world-class status as an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center - the only one in upstate New York, and one of only 41 in the entire U.S.

Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner set for Oct. 16
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 12-member class of 2014, Thursday, Oct. 16, at its annual induction ceremony and dinner. The event will be held for the first time ever at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The cash bar reception begins at 5 p.m. with a silent auction of sports memorabilia. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony. Proceeds from the dinner and the auction benefit the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame amateur sports development fund.

Lewiston Police Blotter for June 27, 2014
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
The following activity occurred from Monday, June 16, to Sunday, June 22, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 133 response calls during this period.
DEC announces proposed rule changes for new crossbow hunting law
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
With new state legislation authorizing the Department of Environmental Conservation to allow the taking of big game (deer and bear) or small game by the use of a crossbow at certain times and places in New York, DEC is now accepting public comment on proposed regulation changes so crossbows may be a legal implement for the fall 2014 hunting seasons.
Mark Daul: Eating whistle pigs? More on mute swans
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
I'm not talking about the whistle pigs we've all had at one time from the old "Page's Whistle Pig" on the six corners in Niagara Falls. Those pigs were good for you; that hot dog, slit down the middle, cheese laid neatly in, then wrapped in bacon, grilled, then placed neatly into a nice fresh bun - that all had to be good for you.
Catholic Charities exceeds 2014 goal
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials announced Monday the 2014 appeal exceeded its $10.8 million goal, with cash and pledges received to date totaling $11,001,057.29.

Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, thanked all donors and supporters for helping Catholic Charities to accomplish such an ambitious goal in order to continue serving those in need throughout the eight-county Diocese of Buffalo.

"As a result of the incredible generosity of the Western New York community, I have the great joy of announcing we have met, and surpassed, our goal again this year," Malone said.

Grisanti, Ryan: State construction grant for Hamburg Public Library
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:25 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced the Hamburg Public Library will receive a New York State Library Construction Grant of $449,399. Funding for this grant was included in the state budget passed earlier this year.

Libraries across the state applied for competitive construction grants that could fund up to 75 percent of the cost for a project. The minimum grant award was $2,500. The funding is awarded by the New York State Department of Education, Division of Library Development.

Sabres sign Meszaros to one-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Andrej Meszaros to a one-year contract.
Sabres sign Moulson to multi-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Matt Moulson to a multi-year contract.
Buffalo Sabres sign Brian Gionta to three-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Brian Gionta to a three-year contract.

Gionta, a Rochester native and 12-year NHL veteran, has spent the past five seasons playing for the Montreal Canadiens, serving as the team's captain since the 2010-11 season.