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Playground sign dedicated: Kaegebein facility goes from plans to reality in 5 years
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:45 am
Five years ago, when the Kaegebein Playground Committee formed, the idea of a playground for Kaegebein Elementary School seemed like a distant dream
Zonta helps Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:05 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island presented a check for $1,500 to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation to help make the Christmas season a happy one for Island families in need.
Neighbors Foundation: Annual food drive helps needy
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
Sixty-one families on the Island will have a little brighter holiday season thanks to their generous neighbors.
Mary Star of the Sea Council donates to Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
The Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 supported the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation holiday drive with a donation Thursday.
Grand Island: New library director named
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
Patricia Q. Covley was named director of the Grand Island Memorial Library by the Grand Island Memorial Library Board of Trustees.
Celebrating Christmas in the villages
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
A large crowd gathered last Saturday in Youngstown for the annual Christmas in the Village.
Youngstown: 'Caroling in the Village' on Wednesday
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Area residents are invited to the third annual Christmas "Caroling In The Village" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, in Youngstown. The Dory Trading Post, 435 Main St., hosts the event.
Youngstown Lions announce Holiday Lighting Contest winners
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club announced the three winners of its annual Holiday Lighting Contest, which took place in the Village of Youngstown and the Town of Porter the evening of Friday, Dec. 11.
Shopping done for Christmas?
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Each year, it seems like many of us leave the Christmas shopping until the last minute. But there are also others buying Christmas gifts in the summertime.
Porter explores new options for recreation offerings
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
In response to last week's Youngstown Village Board meeting, where discussion of allowing the Town of Porter to use the Red Brick School Village Center for karate and a self-defense course was tabled due to lack of monetary consideration, the Town of Porter Recreation Department is now looking into alternative options and locations for these services.
Porter Board examines gardening, farming sales/service law
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
For nearly two years now, a commercial operation existing in a residentially zoned area on Lake Road has been an upsetting topic for neighboring residents. And throughout this period, as neighboring areas were disrupted, residents have argued the town has not responded as some would have liked.
French Landing tree-clearing activities explained
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Residents in northern Lewiston were caught by surprise this week with unexpected tree-cutting and land-clearing activities taking place on property owned by Lower River Road resident/developer Jerry Wolfgang in preparation for his future French Landing housing subdivision.
Preview: Fridays heat up when season 15 of 'Hell's Kitchen' premieres Jan. 15 on FOX
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 08:05 pm
Host, executive producer and award-winning chef and Critics' Choice Awards nominee Gordon Ramsay fires up a brand-new season of "Hell's Kitchen" when season 15 premieres Friday, Jan. 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
Local officials urge state action on Huntley Generating Station
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 08:05 pm
Local officials from Erie County, the Town of Tonawanda, the Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District, and the Erie County Industrial Development Agency gathered Friday to discuss their efforts concerning the potential closure of the Huntley Generating Station in the Town of Tonawanda.
Captain America turns 75: Celebrate the iconic hero in the original special 'Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years'
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 08:05 pm
From his first appearance in 1941 through the 75 years that would follow, Captain America has been one of, if not the most, influential comic book characters ever to be created.
Buffalo Sabres assign Cal O'Reilly to Rochester
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 08:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned forward Cal O'Reilly to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Stars compete in a culinary battle for charity on two-hour special 'MasterChef Celebrity Showdown'
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 03:10 pm
Get ready for the ultimate snack-down when award-winning judge Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi invite celebrities into the "MasterChef" kitchen to battle it out against each other for charity on the first-ever "MasterChef Celebrity Showdown," airing Monday, Jan. 18 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX.
Cuomo: Registration open for 'First Day Hikes' at New York state parks and historic sites
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 03:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced registration is now open for the fifth annual "First Day Hikes" program taking place at 38 state parks and historical sites Jan. 1. "First Day Hikes" give people of all ages an opportunity to kick off the new year and enjoy nature during guided walks.
Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis headline guest lineup 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 02:20 pm
Bruce Willis speaks about making his Broadway debut in "Misery," and the hosts do some holiday wine tasting with wine educator Kevin Zraly. In addition, the cast of "Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic" performs for the "LIVE" audience.
Empire State Development: New York once again No. 1 In Northeast for attracting world's best and brightest students
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 02:20 pm
Empire State Development today announced New York ranked first in the Northeast region and second in the nation in attracting international students to its colleges and universities, according to the "Open Doors Report" for 2015.
Obit: Ellie M. Pritchard
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 10:35 am
Grand Island resident Ellie M. Pritchard entered into rest Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.
Obit: Donald Edward Hughes
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 10:35 am
Donald Edward Hughes, 80, of Tampa passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015.
Sister Johnice Diaper Drive nets 3,000 donations
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 10:35 am
Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz is pictured with Rebecca Hartman and Maxwell Somogyi after they brought some of the 3,000 diapers that were donated during the Sister Johnice Diaper Drive on Dec. 12 and 13 at St. Stephen R.C. Church.
Rothfus, Higgins introduce legislation to protect charitable nonprofits and donors
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:45 am
Congressman Keith Rothfus, R-PA-12, and Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, introduced the Charitable Giving Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 4281), bipartisan legislation to protect charitable nonprofits and their donors from what they called the negative consequences of an ongoing rulemaking by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service.
15 refugees graduate from Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:45 am
A third cohort of participants from Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program graduated from the Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute during a ceremony held Dec. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Tuscarora Indian School principal named Educator of the Year
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:30 am
Tuscarora Indian School Principal Elizabeth Corieri has been named the Educator of the Year by Niagara University.
NCCC ranked No.1 for online degree program
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:30 am
Niagara County Community College was recently ranked No. 1 amongst competitors for its online associate's degree in information technology by onlinecolleges.net.
Animal Abuser Registry Law effective in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:25 am
In October 2015 the Niagara County Legislature passed a law, the Niagara County Animal Abuser Registry Law to provide a mechanism for businesses and private individuals to safely transfer an animal to a non-animal abuser.
Historic Riviera Theatre expansion project receives $1.2M state award
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announced Dec. 10 the Riviera Theatre's "Set the Stage" Expansion and Development Project has been awarded $1.2 million.
'Tis the season: Wheatfield celebrates Christmastime with tree lighting and party
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
Wheatfield residents celebrated the Christmas season during the annual tree lighting and Christmas party Saturday. The event was put on with the help of staff from the town's youth and recreation departments, as well as its Community Center. The night kicked off when Santa arrived near Town Hall on a fire truck.
DAVIDsTEA opens at Fashion Outlets
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is now home to the first DAVIDsTEA tea shop location in Niagara.
Erie County Department of Senior Services, Pride Center of WNY announce new partnership
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:00 am
Erie County's Department of Senior Services and The Pride Center of Western New York recently announced a new partnership that provides information and access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer senior citizens.
Town of Wheatfield residents take action on dehydration facility; National Fuel to hold first information forum in January
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 09:55 pm
National Fuel has confirmed a public information forum will be held at the Wheatfield Community Center from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, on its proposed dehydration facility set to be installed near Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.
'The Voice': Emily Ann Roberts ready to write, record; interview
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 05:50 pm
In any other season, Emily Ann Roberts would be "The Voice."
Higgins announces House approval of long-term tax break extension package
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced approval of the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 in the House of Representatives. The legislation provides changes to existing tax policies and the extension of numerous tax credits.
Canisius, Dent Neurologic Institute partner to investigate neuromarketing
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:55 pm
The Canisius College Center for Professional Development and Dent Neurologic Institute have partnered to investigate consumer research using neuroimaging techniques, particularly electroencephalology (EEG)
KeyBank, First Niagara announce mortgage operations to remain in Buffalo
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:50 pm
KeyBank, a wholly owned subsidiary of KeyCorp, announced today it plans to keep mortgage operations in Buffalo, and that it will leverage and expand First Niagara Bank's mortgage capabilities upon completion of First Niagara's merger into Key.
DEC announces availability of draft environmental assessment for deer damage management in New York
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the availability of a draft environmental assessment titled "White-tailed Deer Damage Management in New York."
AlertID helps neighbors be eyes and ears for police
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
In light of the San Bernardino tragedy and recent events around the globe, Americans are looking to feel safe and secure in their daily lives.
Vin Diesel signs first-look producing deal with Universal Television
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
Vin Diesel's One Race Television is partnering with Universal Television on a multiyear, first-look production deal.