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Come fly a kite for homeless veterans
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
"Kites For Vets" will be held Saturday, May 31, at Gratwick Riverside Park in North Tonawanda. The event, which is sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America No. 77, runs from noon to 4 p.m.
Buffalo Niagara Women to be honored at 3rd annual Women in Leadership Luncheon
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Over the past year, the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and WKBW-TV have showcased successful local women who give back through their volunteer efforts. This marks the third year they've honored these "unsung heroines" in the community.
Boating excitement with Niagara Jet Adventures of Youngstown, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Water temperatures in the lower Niagara River remain in the low 40s. Despite that, look for a return of boating excitement on the lower river - this year with two separate jet boat operators - starting this weekend.
Village Bake Shoppe supports 'Blue4Ben'
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston's Village Bake Shoppe is selling special blue cookies to raise funds for "Blue4Ben." A portion of the cookie sale proceeds will go to the Sauer family.
Lewiston Library Friends raffle
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Friends of the Lewiston Public Library is holding its third annual "Passport to Lewiston" raffle. Featured are three prizes consisting of gifts and certificates to Lewiston attractions, restaurants and entertainment (with many items donated by Lewiston businesses) for a total value of more than $1,600.
Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens tickets now on sale
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 and 8 at select addresses in Lewiston and Youngstown. Organizers report six entertaining and cooking spaces will be featured as well as culinary samples created by chefs from area restaurants.
YBPA awarded grant
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
On May 6, at a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature in Lockport, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association was awarded a grant of $2,225 from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program.
Youngstown Garden Club plant sale, market
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Youngstown Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale and garden market Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the sixth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens. The sale will be held at the Jaguar at the Fort, 110 Main St.
New Kiwanis Club officers named
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
At its May 14 meeting, members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held their annual election of board officers and directors.
Budweiser Clydesdale visits Tops
Fri, May 23rd 2014 09:50 pm
The line in the DiMino Tops Lewiston parking lot was so long Friday night, shoppers might've thought Justin Bieber was performing in concert. In fact, children and families lined up to take pictures with one of the iconic Budweiser Clydesdale horses.
Local Memorial Day observances in Western New York
Fri, May 23rd 2014 09:00 pm
Memorial Day weekend isn't just for things like dragging out the grill or spring planting. It's time to remember those who have fallen protecting this country's freedom.

Among the formal ceremonies and other celebrations planned this weekend are:

Lew-Port voters approve $41.2 million spending plan
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:35 pm
With just over 1,300 voters coming out to cast their ballot, the Lewiston Porter School District $41.2 million spending plan was passed. The vote, unofficial and without absentee votes counted, was 926 in favor, and 439 against.
Democrats prevail in Youngstown village elections
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:35 pm
The official numbers from the Youngstown Village elections trustee and mayoral races are in. Raleigh Reynolds succeeded in winning his first full term as mayor, with 328 votes, 72 more than Republican mayoral nominee Norman Swann.
Lewiston Police Blotter for May 24, 2014
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:30 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, May 12, to Sunday, May 18, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 91 response calls during this period.
Grand Island's Lawn Mower Race returns to raise Relay funds
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:25 pm
The Father's Day Classic Car Show & Lawn Mower Race benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life on Grand Island will be held this year on West River Parkway at Long Road, Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for May 16, 2014
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:20 pm
The following incidents occurred from May 5 to 11, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 29 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 505 calls so far this year. At this point in 2013, the GIFC had responded to 471 calls.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for May 16, 2014
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:20 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to calls from May 3 to 5. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
GIHS student brings home prestigious music award
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:20 pm
Jill Sheehan, pictured, a senior at Grand Island High School, was honored in April with the Outstanding Soloist Award at the Dixie Classic Festival in Washington, D.C., April 3 and 4.
Letter Carriers' Food Drive has bountiful 2014 on GI
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:20 pm
The Neighbors Foundation food pantry in the basement of Old St. Stephen Church is well stocked thanks to the generosity of Island residents and their mail carriers.
Grand Island Board of Education: Board reviews upcoming propositions
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:20 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education began its Monday evening meeting with a presentation on the proposed 2014-15 school budget adopted by the board on April 22. Assistant Superintendent of School Business Services Joe Giarrizzo outlined the two propositions to be voted on by residents on Tuesday, May 20.
Island of Hope: Island of support helps resident with breast cancer
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:20 pm
On March 21, 2013, the day before Eileen Sweeney-Melgar's 52nd birthday, she was lying on the couch and was enjoying "The Walking Dead," an AMC program that featured the dreaded zombies.
Niagara Catholic celebrates Class of 2014
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's Class of 2014 is proud to announce its end-of-the-year events.
Schneiderman comments on eBay security breach
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement in response to the latest news regarding a security breach at eBay:
Collins introduces Care for our Heroes Act
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
As the nation prepares to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our county this Memorial Day, Congressman Chris Collins has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to ensure all veterans get the end-of-life care they need and deserve.
OMH announces $4 million-plus in grant awards to benefit aging New Yorkers
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
In recognition of Geriatric Mental Health Awareness Week in New York, the Office of Mental Health has announced more than $4 million in grant money has been awarded to community-based programs that offer both physical and behavioral health care services to older adults in Albany, Erie, Franklin, Kings, Nassau, New York, Niagara, Onondaga, Queens and Washington counties.
Higgins presents Private Pernatt with Purple Heart earned during Korean War
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Korean War veteran Eugene "Bob" Pernatt with a Purple Heart and additional military medals he earned 63 years ago during his service in the United States Army.
Traveler advisory for Robert Moses Parkway
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:45 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced the Robert Moses State Parkway northbound exit ramp to NY Route 93 in the Town of Porter is scheduled to be closed to all traffic Monday, June 2, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. This closure is necessary to conduct guiderail replacement. A posted detour route will be in place to direct traffic.
National Missing Children's Day: McGruff, AlertID raise awareness
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Statistics show 800,000 children are reported missing in America each year - more than 2,000 each day. To address this critical issue, The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) and AlertID are teaming up to raise awareness and offer innovative mobile technologies to help protect children.
Historical Association of Lewiston hosts annual meeting
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Join the Historical Association of Lewiston for its annual meeting and a presentation on the Erie Canal Flight of Five. The free event is Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., inside the Barton Hill Hotel, 100 Center St., Lewiston.
Old beer fridge just has to go? Get paid to be rid of it
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
The ubiquitous garage or basement refrigerator that chilled many a summer beverage. The old freezer full of icy bricks of who-knows-what dating back to who-knows-when? They probably seemed like a good idea at one time, but now they pose a substantial burden to your electric bill.
Yellow ribbon helps prevent dog bites
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Have you noticed people walking their dogs with a yellow ribbon tied to the leash? Do you know what these ribbons mean?
Buffalo Zoo gearing up for second annual 'BuffaLoveFest'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:30 pm
Tickets are still available for the second annual "BuffaLoveFest" at the Buffalo Zoo, an event featuring all things "Buffalo."
Military Place site plan given board approval
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
Town of Niagara's new Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso had a baptism by fire at her first regular Town Board meeting Tuesday evening as two groups of residents showed up with angry complaints.
Town of Niagara: Town clerk becomes temporary deputy supervisor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
In the wake of Supervisor Steve Richard's resignation this month, the Town of Niagara Town Board on May 14 sidestepped politics and put someone with longtime experience in charge of town business until the end of the year.
Anchor Marine to hold open house, sales event
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
Shawn Conschafter, sales manager at Anchor Marine on Grand Island, wants to remind Western New Yorkers it's not too late to become involved with boating this year.

The 2014 season started locally on May 15, which, in comparison to last year's April 1 opening date, is a significant delay.

In celebration of the beginning of the season, Anchor Marine, located at 1501 Ferry Road on Grand Island, is holding an open house Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Sunday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What makes Anchor Marine different from other area watercraft dealers?

Lewiston Police Blotter for May 17, 2014
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, May 5, to Sunday, May 11, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 93 response calls during this period.
N-W's Delucci elected State SkillsUSA secretary
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
When Niagara-Wheatfield junior Raymond Delucci decided to come to the culinary arts program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, he got a lot more than he bargained for.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for May 15, 2014
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
The following is a sampling of 118 calls answered by the Town of Niagara Police between May 7 and 12.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Voters OK school district budget
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
"I feel like 20 pounds lighter!" the tired but happy Niagara-Wheatfield School District Superintendent Dr. Lynn Fusco exclaimed Tuesday night.

Unofficial results had just been announced that voters approved the $64.6 million N-W budget for 2014-15 by a vote of 2,559 to 1,528, despite an expected 4.78 percent increase in the tax levy (right at the district's tax cap).

Mark Daul: Gasohol and things you should know
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:10 pm
Bob Reese, self described as a "sales dude" for Kinetic Labs Technology on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter, sent me a group of photos of old gas stations, and they brought back a lot of memories. The picture you see is one of them.
 


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