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Hospice Gran Fondo bicycle ride rolls on May 14
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 07:00 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for another spin, bringing its "party on wheels" to Niagara County. The ride has grown in popularity among riders of all abilities.
'Thumbs Up for Sexual Assault Awareness': Village of Lewiston supports It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 07:35 pm
Village of Lewiston leaders had a thumb (or two) painted teal during Monday's work session as a sign of support for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Brooke Shields stars in 'Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud'
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 02:25 pm
Brooke Shields returns as flower-shop-owner-turned-sleuth Abby Night in the second installment of the "Flower Shop Mystery" movie series - "Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud," Sunday, April 24 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Urban Rescue to unveil 'Wild Heart,' first full album with Rend Family Records
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 02:25 pm
L.A.-based revival band Urban Rescue is preparing to release "Wild Heart," the group's first full album with Rend Family Records, available May 6.
Recap: 'Star Wars' Daisy Ridley in Facebook live Q&A
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 01:25 pm
Earlier today, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actress Daisy Ridley (Rey) participated in an exclusive Q&A via Facebook Live on the "Star Wars" Facebook page.
UB: One Region Forward receives national planning award
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 12:35 pm
The One Region Forward plan for sustainable development of the Buffalo-Niagara region has been recognized by a national planning organization.
OUN: Joe Cecconi Sr. Golf Raffle fundraiser features trip to California
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:55 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 17th annual Joe Cecconi Sr. Golf Raffle is taking place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Sanborn Fire Co. Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St.
Talk early, talk often: Parents can make a difference in teen alcohol use
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:30 am
Alcohol-Free Weekend, traditionally observed during The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. Alcohol Awareness Month, was scheduled April 1-3. However, Grand Island is promoting an alcohol-free weekend this week (April 8-10).
Health Care Proxy focus of April 12 program
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:15 am
The public is invited at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, to the Niagara Hospice Administrative Building at 4675 Sunset Drive in Lockport for a program that is free and open to the community.
Welcome to Lewiston, Sweet Peach Baby Boutique
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:05 am
Sweet Peach Baby Boutique, a children's clothing and accessories store - and a member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce - held its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 1.
Changes in U.S.-Cuba relations prompt Niagara University students to explore Havana
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:00 am
A new course on Cuban politics and society at Niagara University includes an intensive two-week research program in Havana and its surrounding areas.
Niagara River Greenway projects, meetings announced
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, May 17, to determine the consistency of the 50th round of projects.
New at The Lighthouse
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:00 am
AJ Jabaji and Kelly Bourque will debut at The Lighthouse Cafe, 555 Davison Road, Lockport at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16.
Memorial Auxiliary to hold 15th annual Rock-a-thon
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold its 15th annual Rock-a-thon from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the hospital's upper lobby.
Curly Sue no more: Get to know Alisan Porter the singer
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 12:45 pm
After being cast in "Parenthood" and starring in "Curly Sue," Alisan Porter had a promising acting career before she hit her teenage years. But, deep down, it wasn't the career she wanted.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes prevention program workshops
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes prevention program scheduled to begin Friday, April 15, at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Sessions run from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Chamber Gala: Hon. Truesdale is Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Town of Porter Justice David Truesdale has been chosen by Supervisor Merton Wiepert and the Town Council as the 2016 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year.
Lewiston Dems to honor Rob Morreale
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Democratic Committee has announced its selection of Lewiston Town Board member Rob Morreale as the 2016 "Democrat of the Year." The annual award recognizes individuals for service and contributions to the Lewiston community.
Town of Lewiston Town Board moves on public comments issue
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
It's a matter of minutes. So said the Lewiston Town Board, with regard to the time frame allotted to public comments.
Scouting: Islanders receive religious awards
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Scouts attended the 42nd annual Religious Awards Ceremony on March 19 at St. Joseph Cathedral, held by the Buffalo Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (Youth and Young Adult Ministry [Diocese of Buffalo]).
Grand Island Garden Walk planned for 2016
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island is one of the few remaining nearby towns without an established yearly garden walk.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce looking for Youth Ambassadors
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is seeking Youth Ambassadors to promote interaction and goodwill between the business community and students, and to bring them to an awareness of the economic development of Grand Island.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mojawalla and McGowan chosen Citizens of the Year
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor six individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Niagara University offering children's summer STEM camps
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Niagara University's College of Education, for several years, has sought to provide access to quality science, technology, engineering and math education for children - especially girls and low-income youths, who studies show enter the STEM fields at the lowest rates.
Parent Network of WNY presents local workshops
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Parent Network of WNY and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara announce their April and May lineup of workshops to be presented locally in the Town of Niagara. The classes are of interest to parents/guardians of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, professionals and teachers.
United States and Canada to face off in Pan Pacific gold medal final at HARBORCENTER
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 10:25 pm
The United States National Sled Hockey Team will face off against Team Canada at 5 p.m. Saturday (April 2) in the gold medal final of the 2016 Ice Sledge Hockey Pan Pacific Championships.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board finalizes project variances
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 07:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board met Thursday with Department of Public Works Superintendent Terry Brolinski, Engineer Mike Marino, Building Inspector Ken Candella and Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. director Barry Beebe to confirm the required variances for Ellicott Development's Center/North Eighth/Onondaga streets plaza proposal and James Jerge's Onondaga Street apartment complex/Fairchild Place lots.
Can You Help: Benefit fundraiser for the Summit Center
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:45 pm
Denise Plennert and Debbie Wilson, parents of two autistic children, have announced plans for a basket auction fundraiser to benefit the Summit Center in Getzville.
Teresa Lawrence recognized for impact on community
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
Teresa Lawrence, Ph.D., superintendent of the Grand Island Central School District, has been selected to receive the 2016 Graduate School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council hosts bingo, blood drive
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 holds bingo every Tuesday at its hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show set for April 2-3
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:40 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society will host its 48th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on April 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Obit: Susan L. (née Raham) Walsh
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:30 pm
Susan L. (née Raham) Walsh entered into rest March 24, 2016.
Obit: Patricia A. (Heavey) Pullano
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:30 pm
Longtime Islander Patricia Pullano passed away unexpectedly March 22, 2016, surrounded by her family.
Tax preparer arrests prompt state to issue alert
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:25 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Division of Consumer Protection issued a consumer warning to the 7 million taxpayers who have yet to file income tax returns.
NCCC Alumni Association 5K run/walk
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host its annual NCCC Alumni 5K Run/Walk on Friday, May 6, on the NCCC campus in Sanborn.
Mayor's annual Snowflake Ball benefits Nor-Ton Jacket Club
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda, hosted the Mayor's annual Snowflake Ball on Feb. 20 at the Knights of Columbus at 755 Erie Ave.
Wheatfield Lions honored at March meeting
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club honored two of its members at its meeting on March 3.
Family and friends celebrate Dyngus Day tradition in NT
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
Generations of Polish families and friends and Polish "wannabes" celebrated Dyngus Day Monday evening at North Tonawanda's Dom Polski social club, 576 Oliver St.
Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program now accepting applications for semester scholarship awards
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:10 pm
The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from students interested in applying for fall 2016/spring 2017 scholarships.
21st Century Fox, Give a Note Foundation to honor 'American Idol' series finale by supporting school music programs
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:10 pm
21st Century Fox and Give a Note Foundation today announced a new wave of 21st Century Fox Give a Note grants, which will support up to 20 under-funded music education programs at schools across the U.S.