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Island of Hope: Island of support helps resident with breast cancer
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:20 pm
On March 21, 2013, the day before Eileen Sweeney-Melgar's 52nd birthday, she was lying on the couch and was enjoying "The Walking Dead," an AMC program that featured the dreaded zombies.
Niagara Catholic celebrates Class of 2014
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's Class of 2014 is proud to announce its end-of-the-year events.
Schneiderman comments on eBay security breach
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement in response to the latest news regarding a security breach at eBay:
Collins introduces Care for our Heroes Act
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
As the nation prepares to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our county this Memorial Day, Congressman Chris Collins has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to ensure all veterans get the end-of-life care they need and deserve.
OMH announces $4 million-plus in grant awards to benefit aging New Yorkers
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
In recognition of Geriatric Mental Health Awareness Week in New York, the Office of Mental Health has announced more than $4 million in grant money has been awarded to community-based programs that offer both physical and behavioral health care services to older adults in Albany, Erie, Franklin, Kings, Nassau, New York, Niagara, Onondaga, Queens and Washington counties.
Higgins presents Private Pernatt with Purple Heart earned during Korean War
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Korean War veteran Eugene "Bob" Pernatt with a Purple Heart and additional military medals he earned 63 years ago during his service in the United States Army.
Traveler advisory for Robert Moses Parkway
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:45 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced the Robert Moses State Parkway northbound exit ramp to NY Route 93 in the Town of Porter is scheduled to be closed to all traffic Monday, June 2, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. This closure is necessary to conduct guiderail replacement. A posted detour route will be in place to direct traffic.
National Missing Children's Day: McGruff, AlertID raise awareness
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Statistics show 800,000 children are reported missing in America each year - more than 2,000 each day. To address this critical issue, The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) and AlertID are teaming up to raise awareness and offer innovative mobile technologies to help protect children.
Historical Association of Lewiston hosts annual meeting
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Join the Historical Association of Lewiston for its annual meeting and a presentation on the Erie Canal Flight of Five. The free event is Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., inside the Barton Hill Hotel, 100 Center St., Lewiston.
Old beer fridge just has to go? Get paid to be rid of it
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
The ubiquitous garage or basement refrigerator that chilled many a summer beverage. The old freezer full of icy bricks of who-knows-what dating back to who-knows-when? They probably seemed like a good idea at one time, but now they pose a substantial burden to your electric bill.
Yellow ribbon helps prevent dog bites
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Have you noticed people walking their dogs with a yellow ribbon tied to the leash? Do you know what these ribbons mean?
Buffalo Zoo gearing up for second annual 'BuffaLoveFest'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:30 pm
Tickets are still available for the second annual "BuffaLoveFest" at the Buffalo Zoo, an event featuring all things "Buffalo."
Military Place site plan given board approval
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
Town of Niagara's new Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso had a baptism by fire at her first regular Town Board meeting Tuesday evening as two groups of residents showed up with angry complaints.
Town of Niagara: Town clerk becomes temporary deputy supervisor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
In the wake of Supervisor Steve Richard's resignation this month, the Town of Niagara Town Board on May 14 sidestepped politics and put someone with longtime experience in charge of town business until the end of the year.
Anchor Marine to hold open house, sales event
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
Shawn Conschafter, sales manager at Anchor Marine on Grand Island, wants to remind Western New Yorkers it's not too late to become involved with boating this year.

The 2014 season started locally on May 15, which, in comparison to last year's April 1 opening date, is a significant delay.

In celebration of the beginning of the season, Anchor Marine, located at 1501 Ferry Road on Grand Island, is holding an open house Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Sunday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What makes Anchor Marine different from other area watercraft dealers?

Lewiston Police Blotter for May 17, 2014
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, May 5, to Sunday, May 11, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 93 response calls during this period.
N-W's Delucci elected State SkillsUSA secretary
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
When Niagara-Wheatfield junior Raymond Delucci decided to come to the culinary arts program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, he got a lot more than he bargained for.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for May 15, 2014
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
The following is a sampling of 118 calls answered by the Town of Niagara Police between May 7 and 12.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Voters OK school district budget
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
"I feel like 20 pounds lighter!" the tired but happy Niagara-Wheatfield School District Superintendent Dr. Lynn Fusco exclaimed Tuesday night.

Unofficial results had just been announced that voters approved the $64.6 million N-W budget for 2014-15 by a vote of 2,559 to 1,528, despite an expected 4.78 percent increase in the tax levy (right at the district's tax cap).

Mark Daul: Gasohol and things you should know
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:10 pm
Bob Reese, self described as a "sales dude" for Kinetic Labs Technology on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter, sent me a group of photos of old gas stations, and they brought back a lot of memories. The picture you see is one of them.
Graci Marra Bax continues family tradition of helping others
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Graci Marra Bax probably would've made a wonderful veterinarian.

But she was born to be a dentist.

She just didn't know it at first.

Budweiser Clydesdale to visit Tops Friday
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Try-It Distributing is bringing one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales to DiMino Tops Lewiston on Friday night (May 23). The horse will be appearing in the parking lot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and is available for photos.
Casseri earns top honor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Paul J. Casseri, Lewiston-Porter High School principal, was honored at the Region 12 Awards dinner on May 15 for his leadership at the school. He earned the prestigious title of Western New York's high school principal of the year, selected by the School Administrators Association of New York State.
Niagara-Wheatfield students selected for Boys State, Girls State
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Wheatfield Post 1451 have selected their candidates to represent Niagara-Wheatfield High School at the Empire Boys State and Girls State Program this summer.
ECHDC announces summer 2014 Canalside programming and events schedule
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has launched its 2014 season of summer events and programming at Canalside. This year, Canalside will host more than 1,000 events and activities, including daily activities for kids, fitness, music, history, a new Clinton's Dish menu, festivals and more on Buffalo's waterfront.
NYPA trustees elect Robert F. Lurie as Power Authority's chief financial officer
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:50 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees elected Robert F. Lurie to serve as NYPA's executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the statewide public power utility, which owns and operates 16 power plants and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

Lurie's duties will include forecasting and budgeting, financial planning and controls, managing investment programs and debt, and leading the enterprise risk and physical asset insurance-risk management activities. In addition, he will also oversee NYPA's strategic planning, treasury and controller functions.

'Alice in Wonderland' comes to town
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:30 pm
Don't be late for this very important date! Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "Alice in Wonderland" Sunday, June 1, at Seneca (Bug) Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
Community Missions to honor volunteers and supporters
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:25 pm
On Thursday, May 29, Community Missions Inc. will hold its 22nd annual awards brunch at the LaSalle Yacht Club to honor many of the agency's volunteers and supporters. The event allows the agency to demonstrate its appreciation for the individuals and organizations that help make Community Missions' work possible.
BPO's summer plans include Erie County Fair performance, three-concert series, benefit for new hospital
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has planned a multifaceted summer that sees the BPO performing at the Erie County Fair, Canalside and Old Fort Niagara; traveling to Princeton University; working with the Doctors of the World Orchestra to raise funds for the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital; and bringing rare instruments to Western New York.

For more information or tickets, call 716-885-5000 or visit www.bpo.org.

'Niagara River Rocks' concert series to feature Primus, Tom Cochrane, Kim Mitchell, The Fray and Dennis DeYoung
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:10 pm
Mayor Robert G. Ortt has announced the lineup for the four-concert series "Cornerstone's Niagara River Rocks" at Gratwick Riverside Park. The featured bands scheduled for the 2014 concert series include Primus, Tom Cochrane with Kim Mitchell, The Fray and Dennis DeYoung.

Shows take place Sundays, June 22, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 24 at what is regarded as one of the most beautiful venues along the Niagara River.

HYDRO hosts 'Drumming for Fun(ds)' at The NACC
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:00 pm
Beginning May 29, Happening, Youthful, Driven... Reinventing Our Niagara Falls is hosting a weekly drum circle to benefit Community Missions.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra names Stefan Sanders associate conductor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:55 pm
Former BPO trombonist Stefan Sanders will move to the front of the orchestra in his new role as associate conductor. He was chosen after a six-month search that brought 10 qualified candidates to Western New York.
Grisanti-sponsored bill to protect children passes New York State Senate
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:40 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced the New York State Senate passed the Protect Our Children Act, a bill he sponsored that would create the new crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life in prison without parole.
'Sweet Julia' joins Cooking Channel with master class in decadent desserts, chocolate treats and sweet/savory combinations
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:35 pm
Patissier and master chocolatier Julia Baker brings her unique culinary skills to Cooking Channel this summer in the six-episode series, "Sweet Julia," premiering Saturday, June 21, at 2:30 p.m.
Cornerstone CFCU highlights changes at annual meeting
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:15 pm
Members, officials and staff of Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union gathered recently for their annual meeting. The event was held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension building in Lockport.

Board First Vice Chairman Angelo DiMillo presided over the meeting, during which Cornerstone President and CEO Ann M. Hood, Treasurer Edward P. Sandell and Supervisory Committee Chairperson Wm. Keith McNall presented reports.

DiMillo began by discussing the key role Cornerstone CFCU plays in the community by providing financial resources as well supporting dozens of other organizations and fundraisers throughout Niagara County.

Schneiderman announces millions in relief are available to victims of illegal loans by high interest lenders
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced consumers who were charged illegal interest on loans from Western Sky Financial LLC and CashCall Inc. can begin filing claims for refunds, through a fund established by the attorney general's settlement with the companies earlier this year.
Ceretto joins bipartisan push to pass Brittany's Law
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, recently stood alongside a bipartisan coalition of victims' advocates and lawmakers to push for the passage of Brittany's Law, which would create a registry of violent felons in the state.
New York Power Authority undertaking $13 of modernization of visitors centers
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in Western New York, Northern New York and the Northern Catskills, to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
Caleb Johnson is crowned new 'American Idol'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:50 am
"American Idol XIII" came to a rock-tastic close Wednesday as wild child Caleb Johnson was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Johnson, 23, from Asheville, North Carolina, emerged as America's top choice following Tuesday night's extremely close vote.
Fans have a chance to be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:45 am
In a special video message from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of "Star Wars: Force for Change," a brand new "Star Wars" initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.
 


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