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'Countdown to Miss America' gives unprecedented look behind the scenes of 2015 Miss America Competition
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:20 pm
For the first time in its 60-year television history, The Miss America Organization is allowing cameras to broadcast live in the hour leading to its famed competition.
Ransomville Manor hosts unique ice bucket challenge
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Members of Ransomville Manor recently took part in a different form of ice bucket challenge. The adult home facility primarily has a mental health population and, as such, volunteers took the plunge to raise awareness for mental illness.
UB sports law expert Nellie Drew discusses her love of teaching, law and the Buffalo Bills
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
University at Buffalo Law School adjunct professor Nellie Drew is the utility player of sports law.
Co-inventor of nicotine patch to visit UB, discuss smoking treatments
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Jed E. Rose, Ph.D., renowned smoking researcher and co-inventor of the nicotine patch, will visit the University at Buffalo Thursday to discuss new methods for smoking cessation.
An afternoon of art at Museum of disABILITY History
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Calling all art and film enthusiasts: On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Museum of disABILITY History will present its latest "Person First Forum," hosted by Starlight Studio, Art Gallery director Carrie Marcotte, teaching artist Maggie Parks, and six participating artists.
Buffalo History Museum announces annual Red Jacket Awards recipients
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
The board of managers of The Buffalo History Museum has named community leader and philanthropist Mary Ann Kresse winner of its Red Jacket Award. The board will present the award at an annual dinner and ceremony at the museum Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m.
Artist studio tour comes to Lewiston
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
A new resident is organizing an artist studio tour in Lewiston during the second weekend of September. During the tour, various artists in the community will open their workspaces to the public.
Annual Lewiston Country Fair returns next Saturday
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department together with the Lewiston Garden Club is sponsoring the 18th annual Lewiston Country Fair on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St., during the Community Yard Sale.
Geissler to speak at Arts Guild
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Susan Geissler, a nationally known sculptor of historic monuments, will speak at the Niagara Arts Guild meeting Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dale Association, Room 127, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Gleaning volunteers needed
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara is in need of volunteers interested in rescuing produce that would otherwise go to waste, helping the food insecure/hungry, and keeping Niagara County produce local.
Town of Lewiston: Sanchez seeks Town Board seat
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
David Sanchez has announced his candidacy for the Lewiston Town Board. Sanchez has received the support of the Town of Lewiston Democratic Committee and is seeking the endorsement of the Niagara County Democratic Committee.
Lewiston-Porter students begin school year
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
On a sunny, warm Wednesday morning, students from Lewiston-Porter joined thousands of others from public and parochial schools across Niagara County to mark the start of the 2014-15 school year.
Faith Community Church picnic
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Faith Community Church is hosting its annual picnic from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be a giant blow-up slide for children, games for all ages, music and food (hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages).
Tops Friendly Markets introducing 'Price Lock Guarantee' on hundreds of items
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced it is introducing "Tops Price Lock Guarantee" on hundreds of regularly purchased items sold at stores beginning Sept. 7 and running through Nov. 1.
Lewiston Police Department: You have questions. We have answers.
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:35 am
Though the Town of Lewiston Council rejected his request for a permissive referendum on the future of the Lewiston Police Department, village resident Ron Craft is intent on bringing the issue to the masses for a vote.
Dancers invited to audition for 'The Nutcracker' Sept. 13 at NACC
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:15 am
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s annual family-friendly holiday show, returns to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center Dec. 12 and 13. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
Niagara Wine Trail USA salutes harvest season
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:55 pm
From Sept. 19-21, the wineries of the Niagara Wine Trail will celebrate the 2014 harvest with their annual Harvest Festival weekend.
'The Fred Jackson Show' returns for third season on WBBZ-TV
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:55 pm
Bob Koshinski, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, welcomes Fred Jackson back to television Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. for season three of "The Fred Jackson Show.
ECHDC holding Buffalo Outer Harbor presentation and open house
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert Gioia has announced the agency plans to hold a community open house to seek public input on a draft blueprint for the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The goal is to turn the long-neglected industrial property into a world-class mixed-use waterfront development that will combine open spaces and public waterfront access with economic activity and private investment.

Working with Empire State Development and Perkins+Will's San Francisco- and New York-based planning and architecture team, ECHDC officials want Western New Yorkers to review the draft plan, which was designed using the three preliminary plans created by the nearly 600 people who participated in multiple interactive meetings this summer.

BPO begins new season
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2014-15 season Sept. 13 with a new associate conductor, many outstanding guest artists, and collaborations slated with many of the area's leading cultural and educational institutions.

A recording project for Naxos will shed light on the works of the little-known French composer Florent Schmitt, and the orchestra will continue its search for a new pops conductor and concertmaster.

'The Chew' kicks-off season four Monday on ABC
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 05:30 pm
Season four of ABC's "The Chew" kicks off Monday, Sept. 8, and promises to be full of delicious dishes, decadent desserts and perfectly paired cocktails. Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz will provide information on the latest trends in decorating and entertainment as they share tips, tricks and recipes to celebrate the holidays in style.
Jason Bateman, Ashley Judd and Connie Britton visit 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 05:30 pm
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show the week of Sept. 8-12 (9 a.m., ABC)
Ceretto supports new multipurpose arena in Niagara Falls
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 05:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, a Niagara Falls native and ranking minority member of the Assembly Tourism Committee, today pledged to work with Niagara Falls Redevelopment Executive Roger Trevino to build a new multipurpose arena in the region.
Nearly 27 million watch 'NFL Kickoff' on NBC
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 05:25 pm
The Seattle Seahawks' 20-point victory over the Green Bay Packers in last night's "NFL Kickoff" on NBC was watched by 26.9 million viewers - up 7 percent from last year's opening-game, and ranking as the third-most watched "NFL Kickoff" game in the 13-year history of the event, according to fast national data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Lewiston Kiwanis active in community programs
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:35 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival is now underway at Academy Park.

Festival organizers from the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston are once again hard at work to raise money to benefit numerous Kiwanis programs for the Niagara and Western New York community. While this festival is its biggest event, it is by no means the only activity Kiwanis is involved in.

Townsend aces field to win Grand Island Fun Center golf tourney
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:15 pm
Kevin Townsend of North Tonawanda won the second annual Grand Island Fun Center Golf Tournament Aug. 24, taking home the $250 first prize.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Aug. 29, 2014
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:15 pm
The following incidents occurred from Aug. 18 to 24, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 24 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 973 calls so far this year. This compares to the 933 calls received at the same point in 2013.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Aug. 29, 2014
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:15 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 182 calls from Aug. 16 to 22. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
John Prozeralik dies at 90
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:15 pm
Local businessman John Prozeralik, founder of the former John's Flaming Hearth restaurant, died Sunday, Aug. 24, at Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center.
At St. Jude Shrine ...
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
The St. Jude Shrine in Lewiston will hold a yard sale and basket auction on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shrine, 975 Ridge Road.
Grand Island Central School District: Superintendent reviews changes in VCMS, GIHS pick-up, drop-off changes
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
The first day of school is Thursday, Sept. 4. Parents are asked to review the following changes to the bus drop-off and parent drop-off processes this year at the Veronica E. Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School complex.
Rules of the road: School bus safety
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
As summer winds down, children across Erie County are heading back to school and once again yellow school buses will dot our highways.
Obit: William J. Ross
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
William J. Ross went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 17, 2014.
Obit: Elizabeth Irene Podsiadlo
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
Elizabeth Irene "Ellie" Podsiadlo of Grand Island passed away Aug. 24, 2014.
55th anniversary observed
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
Polly and Doug Smith of Grand Island observed their 55th wedding anniversary Aug. 8 with a family dinner, including both children and three of four grandchildren, in Warfield's Restaurant, Clifton Springs, New York.
60th anniversary celebrated
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Grimes of Grand Island will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Meeting set on sewer sludge effects
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:55 pm
The Western New York Sludge Free Alliance will hold a free informational meeting about the effects of sewage sludge on farmland at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., 2176 Liberty Drive, Wheatfield.
Drive extra carefully now that school is open
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:55 pm
The American Automobile Association has begun its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign to remind drivers to engage in safe behavior in school zones and residential neighborhoods.
Veterans invited to picnic
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:55 pm
A veterans appreciation picnic organized by Hands Healing Heroes will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the John Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
 


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