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Search continues for Lewiston resident
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Area law enforcement agencies are continuing their search for a Lewiston resident who was reportedly fishing in a boat in Lake Ontario Wednesday and failed to return.
Armed Forces Day at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
On Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day, Old Fort Niagara will offer free family admission to all active duty military and veterans from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On both days, visitors will see musket firings, 18th century skills demonstrations and have the chance to take a guided tour of the fort.
'Spring into Summer' raffle
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of Pekin Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a "Spring into Summer" raffle, Sunday, May 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn (one-quarter mile east of Schimschack's Restaurant).
Voting? For the birds?
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Audubon Society is launching an online contest that will allow supporters to vote on a locally inspired species of bird to feature in its new identity logo.
Alzheimer's Association offers free workshop
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.
'Baskets, Tunes and Food' benefits Christ the King
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Thurman Brothers band will perform on Sunday, May 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the "Baskets, Tunes and Food" event to benefit Wheatfield's Christ the King Preparatory Academy. The event will be held at the Brounshidle Post 3354 Delaware Ave, Kenmore.
Niagara-Wheatfield residents vote Tuesday on $64.6 million budget
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's annual budget vote and school board election will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Adult Learning Center at the high school, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.

On the ballot will be the district's proposed budget for 2014-15, a transportation proposition and a choice of six candidates for three open board of education seats.

Running for three-year terms on the board will be Dana Andrews, incumbent Christopher Peters, incumbent Richard Halleen, Gina Terbot, Dr. Daniel Haick and Darren Sneed. Previously announced candidate Danny Maerten recently withdrew from the race for personal reasons.

Thumbs down for Quasar's equate in Wheatfield
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday gave residents a chance to comment on the first draft of a local law amendment to ban equate, as well as a chance to meet and question both the environmental attorney and environmental consultant hired to help create the law.
Art at Errick
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Errick Road Elementary School will celebrate its 13th annual Student Art Show from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22.
Miracle League receives playground equipment
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:35 pm
A new adaptive playground on the Island for children with disabilities is just weeks away.

The Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York took delivery Wednesday of equipment that will form a new playground adjacent to the present ball diamond and pavilion in Veterans Park.

Drive-thru for chicken
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:35 pm
A Chiavetta's chicken barbecue drive-thru will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Medical auxiliary plans chicken/rib fundraiser
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:35 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a dinnertime fundraising event at The Bakery Restaurant on Monday, May 19, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes employees
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:20 pm
More than 300 people attended the Mount St. Mary's employee recognition dinner Wednesday at Antonio's. The dinner was held to recognize those employees who have 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40-year anniversaries from Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center.
Emmylou Harris to perform at Kleinhans Music Hall
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:20 pm
BPO Nation welcomes American musical legend Emmylou Harris to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene to compete for 'American Idol' crown
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:10 pm
So far this season, more than half a billion votes have been cast in support of the next "American Idol." Who will it be? Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene?
Village of Lewiston accident triggers power outage
Fri, May 16th 2014 03:30 pm
Lewiston police responded with Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. late Thursday night to a one-vehicle accident at Center and North Fifth streets. Upon investigation, patrol reported a 21-year-old male operator struck an electrical pole.
U.S. labor secretary to speak at UB School of Public Health and Health Professions commencement ceremony
Fri, May 16th 2014 07:00 am
Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony for the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions. The 12th annual SPHHP commencement will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the UB Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.
'German Sommerfest' to highlight June events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Fri, May 16th 2014 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village's popular "German Sommerfest" returns on June 21, highlighting several family activities scheduled throughout the month. BNHV is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.
'Grimm': The bad girl is back
Fri, May 16th 2014 12:55 am
In three seasons, Portland Det. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and his "Grimm" gang have squared off with an assortment of villains, vagabonds and wesen. But not one bad guy has been as much a thorn in the side as one bad girl: Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee).
Coldplay, OneRepublic, Tim McGraw, Ed Sheeran set to perform on 'The Voice' season finale
Thu, May 15th 2014 04:55 pm
NBC's Emmy Award-winning music competition series "The Voice" will feature a star-studded lineup of Coldplay, OneRepublic, Tim McGraw and Ed Sheeran for its Tuesday, May 20, season finale.
Higgins, Weinstein present Amherst WWII veteran with Bronze Star
Thu, May 15th 2014 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein recently presented the Bronze Star and additional military commendations to World War II veteran Bruno Yetto.
Lew-Port alum tours East Coast, performing in Lewiston May 17
Thu, May 15th 2014 04:10 pm
Western New York native Zack Joseph found musical success in Nashville, Tennessee, when he relocated in 2013. But he never forgot about his small town roots in Youngstown. Joseph is excited to announce one of the stops on his East Coast tour is at The Lewiston Stone House Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy golf tournament honors James Catanese
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is holding its 22nd annual "Matthew J. Murphy Jr. On the Tee fore NCP" golf tournament, June 13 at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Registration and lunch are at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit NCP's adult vocational program.

The event will celebrate the agency's 60th anniversary, in addition to unveiling a new award, "The Chairman's Award." This year's recipient is James Catanese.

New York state jobless rate falls to lowest level in more than 5 years
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
New York state's unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percent to 6.7 percent, its lowest level since December 2008, according to preliminary figures released by the New York State Department of Labor.
Sabres' Konopka suspended 20 games
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has been suspended for 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA performance enhancing substances program.
Mount St. Mary's sponsors annual 'A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life' prostate cancer screening
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
In celebration of Father's Day and National Men's Health Month, the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center is sponsoring the annual "A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life" free Prostate Cancer Screening June 9-14.
Animal welfare advocates urge New York lawmakers to protect pets at 'Voices for Animals Day'
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
New Yorkers concerned about animal welfare converged on the State Capitol in Albany for New York "Voices for Animals Day" on Wednesday to lobby for stronger state laws to protect pets across the state.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
National Fuel offers customers the following information should they experience flooding in their basements:
Buffalo RiverWorks lands roller derby league; brings women's amateur sport to Buffalo River
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
Buffalo RiverWorks recently announced it would become home to the Queen City Roller Girls, an amateur Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association league next season.

The Queen City Roller Girls will compete on a 98-foot-by-66-foot derby track that will be built to accommodate some of the nation's best female athletes. The indoor track is a part of Buffalo RiverWorks eight-acre entertainment and event center that will officially open next fall on the shore of the Buffalo River. The derby track will be the first of its kind in the nation. Derby players provided input into its custom design.

Niagara Catholic welcomes new National Junior Honor Society members
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School recently welcomed several new grade seven members to the National Junior Honor Society.
Niagara Catholic presents donation to Bishop Richard Malone
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
During a recent visit to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Buffalo Diocese, was presented with a sizable donation to benefit Catholic Charities.
International Tourism Association awards NU student, names NU professor president
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara University was well represented at a conference held in Las Vegas for an international association of hospitality and tourism educators.
Jim Kelly reflects on his cancer battle; future of Buffalo Bills
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
As Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly returned home to continue his battle with mouth cancer, he took time Wednesday to meet with WBBZ-TV Vice President and General Manager Bob Koshinski for a television interview to update everyone in Western New York and across #BillsNation on his health, family and involvement with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the sale of the Buffalo Bills.
New York Lottery announces winning TAKE 5 ticket sold in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:35 pm
The New York Lottery has announced a top prizewinning ticket for the May 12 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at the Tops Markets at 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., in Niagara Falls. The ticket is worth $16,055.50.
20 Niagara University students inducted into Eta Sigma Delta, hospitality management honor society
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:00 pm
Twenty students studying in Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management were inducted into Eta Sigma Delta, the international hospitality management honor society, during a ceremony held April 29.
Ludacris to host 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
dick clark productions and Billboard have announced Grammy Award-winning recording artist and actor Ludacris will host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
NY Sea Grant offers clean and safe boating tips with 2014 'Water Mouse' exhibit
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
New York Sea Grant shares clean and safe boating tips as the new "Discover Clean & Safe Boating" educational vessel travels to venues throughout upstate New York through the 2014 boating season. The top 10 list of tips from New York Sea Grant is designed to help boaters be safe, environmentally friendly and legal on New York's recreational waters:
Katey Sagal concert and 'Sons of Anarchy' event at Seneca Allegany cancelled
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel regrets to announce the Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers concert on Friday, May 30, as well as the "Sons of Anarchy" Q&A session on Saturday, May 31, are cancelled due to schedule conflicts with the performers.
Lewiston Community Lions receive beautification grant
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston Community Lions Club member Lori Caso, public affairs spokeswoman for Waste Management, presented Lion's Club President Ron Craft a check for a Waste Management/Keep America Beautiful grant. The money will assist the Lions Club in cleanup and beautification efforts in the Lewiston/Sanborn community.
Cancer survivor Wasserman Schultz joins Higgins, Roswell Park to highlight progress, next steps in cancer prevention, treatment
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:30 pm
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and WNY Congressman Brian Higgins recognized National Women's Health Week with a tour of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Center for Personalized Medicine and a discussion about the future of cancer treatment and prevention.
 


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