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NCCC Alumni Association to host annual 5K run/walk
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host the 2014 Alumni 5K Run/Walk Friday, May 2. The course is now USA Track and Field-certified and features a fast, flat route around the scenic campus in Sanborn.
NCCC to host annual spring job and internship fair
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will host a spring 2014 job and internship fair Wednesday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Cafeteria, G-Building, on the main campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. The job fair is free and open to the public.
'The Voice': Singers are friends, even in 'Battle'
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 06:15 pm
Season after season, without fail, the singers on "The Voice" enthusiastically talk about the friendships they've made, the company they've shared, and the memories they'll cherish.
Maziarz urges federal action to halt spread of Asian carp into Great Lakes
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:35 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, New York state's executive committee member on the interstate Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, today sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging federal action to halt the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizens of the Years named
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named the winners for the Chamber of Commerce's 48th annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.

Four individuals and one business are winners:

•Nonnie Carroll - Volunteer Service

•Cheryl Chamberlain - Educator 2013

•Hizair Hair Salon - Business of the Year

•Lynn Alan Konovitz - Professional Contributor

•Teddy Linenfelser - Service to the Community

The Citizen of the Year Award dinner will take place Thursday, April 24, at Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa. Tickets will be available at the chamber office, 2257 Grand Island Blvd., or by calling 716-773-3651.

Huth Road Elementary School: Final edition of Newspaper Club begins work
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:10 pm
The third and last group of the third-grade Newspaper Club at Huth Road Elementary School, under the direction of Angela Hamilton, began work after school.
Can You Help?: Jack Schroeder
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
On March 29, the Niagara Falls Police Department and Niagara Falls Fire Department will play a benefit hockey game for Jack Schroeder, whose family is raising money for a diabetic alert dog.
Grand Island Town Board: Opponents of Light House Pointe aren't negotiating about project
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
Residents opposed to a rezoning request by developers of the Light House Pointe apartment complex at East River and Whitehaven roads said Monday they aren't going to engage in give-and-take on the issue.
Zonta cookbook has arrived
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has cooked up a unique way to dish up recipes and raise funds for scholarships at the same time - it's the club's new cookbook "Zonta Rocks the Recipes."
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for March 21, 2014
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 157 calls from March 8 to 14. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Hospice receives $10K donation
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
More than $10,000 in proceeds from the Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk were donated to the Hospice Foundation of WNY.
Obit: John F. Jackson
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
John F. Jackson of Grand Island entered into rest March 17, 2014.
Obit: Lincoln P. Nutting
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
Lincoln P. Nutting, formerly of Grand Island, passed away March 11, 2014.
Obit: David Benner Birt
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
David Benner Birt, of Grand Island, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center at the age of 85.
Obit: Rose M. McGahan
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:00 pm
Rose M. McGahan, age 86, died peacefully on March 7, 2014.
Obit: Vivian Fay Smudski
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:00 pm
Vivian Fay Smudski died March 10, 2014, at her assisted living home in North Tonawanda.
Obit: Thomas W. Smith
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:00 pm
Thomas W. Smith entered into rest March 3, 2014. He was a resident of Cheektowaga.
BBQ
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:00 pm
The St. Stephen R.C. Church Holy Name Society will present a Pitmaster Barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at St. Stephen School, 2080 Baseline Road. The pulled chicken or pulled pork barbecue (your choice) will include potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans.
Local and elected leaders offer statements on passing of Ralph Wilson
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:30 pm
Rep. Brian Higgins offered the following comments Tuesday afternoon: "Today, Western New York lost a champion."
NU College of Hospitality and Tourism partners with Memorial to develop new food service experience
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is joining forces with Niagara University to deliver an exciting new food service experience for hospital visitors, staff, students and volunteers.
Grisanti names Loretta Thomas 'Veteran of the Month'
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti is proud to announce Loretta S. Thomas is the third recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
Cuomo announces 2,400 jobs-plus supported by latest round of ReCharge NY power allocations
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved another round of low-cost power allocations under the statewide ReCharge NY program. Approximately 5.8 megawatts of low-cost power will be distributed among 14 businesses in Western New York, the Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson area, New York City and Long Island, and are expected to leverage in excess of $207 million in capital investment commitments. Of the more than 2,400 jobs supported by this round of allocations, about 670 jobs are being newly created.
'Toast & Jam' guitar raffle winner announced
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:15 pm
Ethan Fideli was the lucky winner of an acoustic guitar donated by Tony Petrocelli of Lewiston Music and Victor Garcia of Vic's Woodshed Music. Tickets were sold during the six-week "Toast and Jam" series, which is sponsored by the Lewiston Council on the Arts and The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
'Jazz and Pasta' fundraiser for Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival set for May 4
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:35 pm
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, has announced the organization will host its annual fundraiser Sunday, May 4, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. The "Jazz and Pasta" event will begin at 1 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m. All proceeds support the Jazz Festival.
Schneiderman announces distribution of e-book settlements totaling $166 million
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced consumers of electronic books (e-books) will be receiving compensation this week pursuant to settlements entered into by the New York attorney general and the attorneys general of numerous other states with five of the six largest publishers of electronic books.
'Niagara Frontier Trivia Championship' cancelled
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
The Niagara County Rotary Club has cancelled its trivia night due to a lack of teams.
DEC invites hunter input on fall 2014 waterfowl seasons
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
Through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY's Open for Fishing & Hunting" initiative, hunters are invited to submit recommendations to regional waterfowl hunter task forces for the dates of the fall 2014 duck hunting seasons by April 4, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Tuesday. DEC will evaluate the task force recommendations in setting waterfowl seasons, which must comply with federal rules.
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara to host annual workshop and farm-to-table dinner
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara invites farmers, area institutions and anyone with a vested interest in keeping Niagara County produce local to its annual workshop and farm-to-table dinner on Thursday, April 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Training Center, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport.
Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project hosts geranium sale
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
The Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project announces the start of its annual geranium sale. Organizers need several hundred volunteers for this event.
Families being recruited by UB weight-loss researchers for study on memory and attention training
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
University at Buffalo researchers are recruiting 40 parents and their 8- to 12-year-old children to test new memory-training programs.
Gallivan supports job opportunities for veterans
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
The New York Senate approved the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, which will create a 6 percent state contract set-aside for service-connected disabled-veteran-owned small businesses. This builds upon new tax credit legislation passed by the Senate last year to encourage employers across the state to provide job opportunities to New York's courageous veterans.
Conrad takes oath in Town of Lewiston
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 01:50 pm
William Conrad of Sanborn took his oath Monday as the newest member of the Lewiston Town Board. Conrad, the former chairman of the Town of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals, was the top choice of Supervisor Dennis Brochey. He won unanimous approval from Town Board members to fill the seat vacated by Ernie Palmer.
Volunteer registration now open for 'I Love My Park Day' at Artpark
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 01:40 pm
With spring just around the corner, Artpark and Parks and Trails New York are seeking community volunteers to lend a hand tidying up the Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park for the upcoming summer season of events and family fun.
NYPA 'Eggstravaganza' returns to Power Vista April 5
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual "Eggstravaganza" - featuring free photos with the Easter Bunny - on April 5 at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, located at 5777 Lewiston Road.
Castellani Art Museum will be closed April 4 for the inauguration of Niagara University's new president
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public on Friday, April 4, for the inauguration ceremony and events honoring Niagara University's new president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.
LightHouse Pointe project public hearing set for April 21
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 06:10 pm
Opposition to a proposal to rezone a parcel in the neighborhood of East River and Whitehaven roads is gaining momentum, residents said.
Relay For Life: Father's Day Lawn Mower Races recognized
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 06:05 pm
Grand Island's annual Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show and 5K Kevin Doring Walk has been recognized by the Grand Island Relay For Life.
'Dramatic improvement' planned for NOCO station
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 06:00 pm
NOCO Energy presented plans to the town Planning Board Monday that envisions a major overhaul of its gas station at the town's busiest corner.
Hospitals face off to raise money for cancer research
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:55 pm
Skaters from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center faced off Friday at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in a spirited contest to raise money for cancer research.
 


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