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Obit: John R. DeGlopper
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island native John R. DeGlopper passed away April 5, 2015, in Arlington, Massachusetts.
North Tonawanda cleans up Heritage Park
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
A group of about a dozen volunteers, led by Alderwoman Donna Braun, met to clean up Heritage Park in North Tonawanda Saturday.
Saraceni Pools & Spas celebrates 30 years
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Now that school is winding down for the year, everyone is thinking about summer, going to the beach and swimming in their pools. If you don't have your own pool, now is the perfect time to get one.
Errick Road Girls on the Run Program a huge success
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Errick Road Elementary School Counselor Jennifer Henry and teacher Brooke Harris started the "Girls on the Run" afterschool program because of the positive impact it has made on girls' lives in other schools that participate in the nationwide program.
Niagara-Wheatfield honors effective teachers
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education gathered last week in a meeting that started an hour late after an extended executive session - a fact that did not go unnoticed by the residents in attendance.
North Tonawanda voices discontent with fireworks legislation
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Common Council is speaking out against a resolution passed in the Niagara County Legislature Tuesday allowing the sale of sparklers and novelty fireworks in the weeks surrounding the Fourth of July and New Year's Day.
Pikas inducted into Veterans Honor Society
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
Bohdan Pikas, professor of marketing, was inducted as an honorary inductee into the SALUTE honor society, Niagara University chapter, at a ceremony held April 29.
Grand Island couple celebrates 60 years
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
Roberta and Harry Lorence of Grand Island celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently with their family.
Grand Island Town Board tables sidewalk requirement
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The town will work with owners of a Grand Island Boulevard restaurant regarding a dispute over installation of a sidewalk.
Meet the Grand Island Board of Education candidates
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The Grand Island Parent Teacher Association held a "Meet the Candidates Night" Tuesday for voters to learn more about the candidates who are running for the Grand Island Board of Education.
'Images of America: Grand Island' authors sign copies of new history book
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:25 pm
Authors of a new book that tells Grand Island's history in pictures held a book signing Tuesday in Grand Island Town Hall.
Town of Niagara: Wallace seeks re-election
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:15 pm
Lee S. Wallace has announced his re-election bid for the position of supervisor in the Town of Niagara this year. Wallace is a lifetime resident of the town and, prior to being elected supervisor, was an employee of the Town for over 40 years.
Grand Island Town Board issues safe boating proclamation
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board joined the active-duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo and the members of the Division 3-9th Eastern Region U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in urging all boaters and their passengers to wear proper-sized life jackets at all times while boating.
Thank you, town clerk's office
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board thanked its colleagues across Town Hall Monday with the issuance of a town proclamation noting Municipal Clerk's Week May 3 to 9.
Grand Island Town Board: Golden Age Club leads pledge during Older Americans Month
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
Islanders were encouraged during Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting to take the time this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve and support them.
Town of Niagara board discusses park renovations
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:45 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board met last Wednesday for a work session, where changes were discussed to make Colonial Village and Veterans Memorial parks better for the community.
Grow your best tomato yet
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:30 pm
Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care.
Mark Kelso headlines youth football symposium
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:30 pm
Former Buffalo Bill Mark Kelso and the Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association will host a youth football symposium at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at LaSalle Preparatory, 7436 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara man wins national award
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:30 pm
Robert S. LaBarbera, Fraternal Insurance Counsellor of Our Lady of Hope Knights of Colombus No. 3076 in Kenmore, was recently awarded the Silver Production and the National Quality Service awards for 2014 by the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counsellors.
North Tonawanda History Museum announces new hours
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:30 pm
Beginning Monday, June 1, the North Tonawanda History Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday (except July 3 to July 6) through Aug. 31. It will also be open Sunday, July 19, the first day of Canal Fest. The rest of the year, the history museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.
'Making of a Dancer' takes stage Saturday
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:05 pm
The Feder School of Classical Ballet presents a ballet demonstration, "Making of a Dancer," at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center auditorium (second floor), 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Andres announces bid for re-election
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:20 pm
Rich Andres of North Tonawanda has announced his candidacy for a second term in the Niagara County Legislature.
James H. Cummings Foundation to underwrite rehab facility at Memorial's new Cardiac/Stroke Care Center
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
The James H. Cummings Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant to underwrite an onsite rehabilitation therapy facility at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Public meeting scheduled for input on Red Jacket Natural Habitat Park
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning has announced a public meeting to receive public input on concept designs for river and shoreline restorations at Erie County's Red Jacket Natural Habitat Park at the foot of Smith Street in Buffalo.
Kenan Center to present 45th annual 100 American Craftsmen show
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
One of the region's longest-running juried craft shows that remains devoted exclusively to fine, contemporary craft art, 100 American Craftsmen traditionally features a mix of veteran and new artisans in clay, metal, wood, leather, glass, paper, jewelry, wearable fiber and textiles, and mixed media.
'The World Dog Awards,' hosted by George Lopez, returns to The CW in 2016
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:00 pm
The CW Network announced the second annual "World Dog Awards," hosted by George Lopez, will return in January 2016, honoring man's best friend in a celebration with some of the most famous four-legged stars and the humans who love them.
Poloncarz announces modest county budget surplus anticipated for 2014
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the County Division of Budget and Management is projecting Erie County will end fiscal year 2014 with a modest surplus of approximately $2.5 million following specific expenditure amendments to address immediate areas of need.
Agencies partner to provide mental health services at Lockport's Peer Recovery Respite Center
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:00 pm
The Peer Recovery Respite Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be reached at 716-433-6543.
Rob Bilson announces bid for Niagara County Legislature
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:00 pm
First-time candidate Robert Bilson, a resident of Niagara Falls, has announced his candidacy for the 3rd District of the Niagara County Legislature. Bilson will challenge Mark J. Grozio, D-Niagara Falls, a one-term incumbent.
Lewiston interfaith memorial service honors officers killed on duty
Thu, May 14th 2015 02:50 pm
As part of National Police Week, law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Nick Fradiani wins 'American Idol XIV'
Thu, May 14th 2015 09:10 am
"American Idol XIV" came to a conclusion Wednesday as Nick Fradiani was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Fradiani, 29, from Guilford, Connecticut, received the most votes to defeat Clark Beckham.
American Pharoah aims for 2nd leg of Triple Crown in 140th Preakness Stakes
Thu, May 14th 2015 07:00 am
Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah leads the field as the NBC Sports Group presents 6.5 hours of coverage of the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.
ESD: $12 million in Market NY tourism grants available in round V of Regional Economic Development Councils
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced that up to $12 million in Market NY grants, to fund projects that will increase tourism and create job opportunities, are available to businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and other entities through round V of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
Poloncarz, Hoak honor Rose Marie Hall as 2015 Erie County Senior of the Year
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and members of Senior Services department as well as family members of Ms. Rose Marie "Ro" Hall as he recognized Hall as Erie County's Senior of the Year for 2015.
Niagara Wine Trail wine and cheese pairing
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating June's designation as National Dairy Month by pairing featured wines with Yancey's Fancy Artisan Cheeses. This year's annual Wine and Cheese Weekend will be held June 5-7, just in time for treating dads and grads.
Grand Island resident Emma MacIntyre named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced Emma MacIntyre of Grand Island, a first-year student majoring in biomedical engineering, has been named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year.
To protect college education, Collins and Farenthold introduce PACT Act
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:25 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Blake Farenthold (Texas) released the following statements after introducing the Protecting All College Tuition Act.
50 years later, Vietnam veteran set to earn Niagara University degree
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 pm
The straight line Kevin Macaulay will walk across stage to receive his associate's degree from Niagara University this Saturday will be in stark contrast to the long and winding road that led him to that moment.
Niagara Falls singer appears on Tyler Perry's hit OWN show, 'If Loving You Is Wrong'
Wed, May 13th 2015 05:50 pm
How did Marsha McWilson, a hairdresser and local singer from Niagara Falls, end up in Tyler Perry's primetime hit soap opera drama, "If Loving You Is Wrong," on OWN, Oprah's cable channel?
Down Dog Yoga: Rychlik combines heart, head knowledge at yoga studio
Wed, May 13th 2015 05:25 pm
Annie Rychlik was trained at the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo and recently opened Down Dog Yoga in the Cayuga Street mini-plaza in Lewiston.