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Bike raffles to encourage summer reading
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:35 pm
Grand Island Memorial Library will provide its biggest prize ever in a raffle drawing designed to encourage and reward children for reading during the summer.
Bible Presbyterian offers Bible-themed summer fun
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:35 pm
Grand Island resident Sarah Comfort has been attending Bible Presbyterian Church's Vacation Bible School since she was in fourth grade, first as a student, then as a helper. Now 34, the only summer she remembers missing the program was last year, when she worked at a summer camp in Ohio.
Live long and prosper, Mr. Burns
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 06:30 pm
Sidway Elementary School faculty, staff and students bid farewell and good wishes to Director of Transportation Jack Burns on the last day of school. Burns is retiring after more than 30 years of overseeing the safe transportation of Grand Island students to school.
Buffalo Sabres select five players on day two of 2015 NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres followed up a busy first day of the 2015 NHL Draft by retaining all of the team's second-day picks and selecting five prospects Saturday.
Billoni: Riding for Roswell (in the rain)
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 11:35 am
With flood warnings posted, the Ride for Roswell still went on for the 20th year Saturday, despite having the two longest rides cancelled.
Meeting for Great Contraption Race on Monday
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
One event that cannot be missed when it comes to "fun" is the second annual Great Contraption Race on Saturday, Aug. 1.
RealtyUSA raises funds for WNY Heroes
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Chris Kreiger walked away from RealtyUSA Wednesday with a big check and an even larger donation. He received $815 from the Lewiston branch, which raised funds during its second annual basket auction. That donation is more than double the amount collected in 2014.
Town of Lewiston receives update on Niagara Gorge Trail project
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Lower river residents could ultimately see a long-stalled gorge trail project come to fruition - if all the pieces fall in place.
Matt Redman's 'Unbroken Praise' tops Billboard Christian Albums chart
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 09:00 am
"Unbroken Praise," the newest release from double-Grammy winner Matt Redman, has garnered the top spot on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. "Unbroken Praise" marks Redman's second consecutive debut to take the No. 1 place on the chart upon its release.
Busy week on 'The Chew'
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 09:00 am
Next week on "The Chew," celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome the following guests:
Sabres select Jack Eichel, acquire Ryan O'Reilly, Jamie McGinn during first round of NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 08:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres acquired three forwards Friday during the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft, beginning with the selection of center Jack Eichel (Boston University - Hockey East) with the second overall pick of the draft.
Feder School of Ballet students receive Cecchetti certificates
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 08:00 am
Seven groups of Feder School of Classical Ballet students received certificates Wednesday signifying their advancement in the Cecchetti method.
Community Missions to celebrate 90th anniversary with community block party July 11
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 07:00 am
For nine decades, Community Missions has dedicated itself to providing necessary services to those in need in the Niagara region.
Pappas asks voters to support him as mayor
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 09:15 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced Friday he will run for election this November.
Sirianni announces candidacy for Niagara Town Board
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:45 pm
Richard Sirianni, a local organized labor leader and Niagara-Wheatfield School Board trustee, formally announced his candidacy for the Niagara Town Board on Monday, saying that the town needs "hard-working leaders committed to fixing what's broken."
Sanborn Old General Store celebrates anniversary
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:45 pm
The Sanborn Old General Store, 5856 Buffalo St. (Ward Road/Route 429), Sanborn, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this month.
Erie Canal Fishing Derby marks 25 years
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
The 25th annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby will kick off July 1 and run through July 12 along the 50 miles of the canal, from North Tonawanda to Albion.
Wheatfield seeks comment on possible zoning changes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
Possible zoning changes are coming up along Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield - and town officials want to know what the public thinks of them.
Grand Island Board of Education: BOE declines to extend Lawrence's contract
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:35 pm
Without discussion, before or after voting, the Grand Island Board of Education declined to give Superintendent of Schools Teresa Lawrence a contract extension at Monday's board meeting.
Grand Island welcomes The Machine
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:30 pm
The Machine, America's top Pink Floyd show, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at The Riverstone Grill at the Beaver Island Clubhouse on Grand Island. General admission tickets are $12. VIP tickets are $75 and include open bar, buffet, VIP seating and restrooms.
Tradition continues with Father's Day Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk and 10K Run took place Saturday on Grand Island. Spectators came out to watch the unique racers, get a glimpse of the custom lawn mowers on display and raise money for a worthy cause.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Students of the Year named
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Rotary Club of Grand Island and Grand Island High School PTSA honored the 2015 Students of the Year at a banquet May 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Masters Field track upgraded
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Work is nearly complete on the upgrade to the track at Gene Masters Field at Grand Island High School.
ABC, Marvel announce 'Secret Warriors' are coming to 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for a third season introducing new friends and foes inspired by the critically acclaimed "Secret Warriors" comic series.
State asbestos tests give Niagara County 'all clear'
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Niagara County officials were advised late Thursday that state testing found "no reason for concern" about asbestos at a county office building in the Town of Lockport.
Obit: Gary J. Carr
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:00 pm
Gary J. Carr of South Wales, formerly of Grand Island, entered into rest June 20, 2015.
Obit: Hanna Birtz
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:00 pm
Hanna Birtz of Grand Island entered into rest June 21, 2015.
The big Deal reveal
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 06:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for Tom Deal and his team at Deal Realty. The business recently moved from Portage Road to 451 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Old Falls Street's free weekly programming begins
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 06:00 pm
Summer is here, and with it the beginning of Old Falls Street's free weekly programming for local and regional guests.
Photos, video: Peter Frampton rocks Artpark
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 02:40 pm
Grammy winner Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history.
Photos, video: Cheap Trick performs at Artpark
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 02:35 pm
Watch Cheap Trick perform "The Flame" and "I Want You to Want Me" at Artpark.
Schoellkopf Health Center residents welcome new accommodations
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Ruby Dillon, left, a licensed practical nurse at the Schoellkopf Health Center, welcomes resident Rose Maselli to her upgraded private room with its new lighting, flooring, wall coverings and furniture.
Hounds for Heroes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 11:25 am
Niagara County will soon be able to claim the distinction of being the first of its kind to nominate a canine chief of staff, host a red, white and blue pet parade and decide, once and for all, just whose furry (or feathery, or scaly) companion is the most patriotic, thanks to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Lehner and Legwand
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired goaltender Robin Lehner and forward David Legwand from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the 21st pick in tonight's NHL Draft, previously acquired from the New York Islanders.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honors longtime employees
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:05 am
Muriel Forte and Brenda Dix Ferrell were among Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center employees who were recently honored for their hard work and dedication during the medical center's annual service awards event.
Ceretto to host free child ID kit and car seat safety check
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:05 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, alongside the Erie County Sheriff's Office, recently announced he will host his annual car seat safety check and child ID kit event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 27, at the Grand Island Fire Co., 2275 Baseline Road.
Buffalo Zoo unveils new 'Zoofari' shuttle
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo unveiled a brand new custom-designed "Zoofari" shuttle during a media event Thursday. The Zoofari shuttle will run between the zoo and a parking lot at Medaille College on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
New footage revealed as NBC launches 60-second trailer of 'Heroes Reborn'
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
NBC Entertainment has debuted a new 60-second trailer for its fall event series "Heroes Reborn," which is set to premiere at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra team up for free concert to support Niagara Hospice
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, the Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra will host "A Midsummer Night's Music" at First Presbyterian Church in Lockport. Admission is free. Donations to Niagara Hospice are gratefully accepted.
Sabres announce 2015-16 regular-season schedule
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League today announced the team's 2015-16 regular-season schedule.