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NCP now Empower
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 08:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy officials announced yesterday the nonprofit human services agency will now be known as Empower. The 61-year-old organization also unveiled a new logo and website to supporters last evening at a reception held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls.
Sabres trim camp roster to 50
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 07:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team released six players from its training camp roster.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 'Hear the Beep Where You Sleep' is fire prevention theme
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:05 pm
The National Fire Protection Association notes nighttime fires can generate deadly gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, which can result in fatal consequences for sleeping family members if there is no advance warning. Therefore, the 2015 fire prevention theme has been designated "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm."
Food collection at Taste of Grand Island, CROP Walk
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:00 pm
The CROP Walk of Grand Island will accept donations of nonperishable foods between noon and 7 p.m. during the Taste of Grand Island, being held Saturday, Oct. 3, and on the day of the annual CROP Walk, held the following day at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Beaver Island Marina North shelter.
Just Between Friends helps families save and earn money
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:00 pm
Just Between Friends, the nation's largest children's and maternity consignment event, is coming to Western New York.
Signs of the season: Autumn Fest will take place Oct. 3 and 4 in Sanborn
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:50 pm
The 2015 Autumn Festival, presented by the Sanborn Business and Professional Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 at the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road. This marks seven years for the event, said Bonnie Haskell, the museum curator.
Rivershore to hold 35th anniversary gala
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:50 pm
The Rivershore Foundation will celebrate Rivershore's 35th anniversary at its annual gala beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The evening includes dinner, entertainment and a silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting Rivershore programs.
Flu season is around the corner
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:40 pm
The flu virus tends to spread from October to May. Flu viruses are detected year-round, including at lower levels during the summer months. Vaccinations can be given at any time during the flu season; even getting a vaccination later in the season (December through March) can still help protect you from influenza.
Hymns to celebrate 125th anniversary of Old St. Stephen
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:40 pm
The Grand Island Community Chorus has extended an invitation to participate in a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Old St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the historic old church.
Ag district forum set for Sept. 29
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:40 pm
The Grand Island Agricultural Cooperative Association will help all interested Island landowners join Erie County's agricultural district at no cost during an enrollment application help forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2487 Long Road.
Kaegebein gets its new playground
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Kim Cich, who founded the Kaegebein Playground Committee, surveyed the approximately 50 volunteers who were building the new playground on Sept. 19 and said, "I am very grateful. For generations to come, this playground will be enjoyed by many in the community. I also feel very blessed by the community coming together."
Lewiston Academy students at Business Blender
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Students from the Lewiston-Porter Academy of International Business and Finance met with the community on Thursday at a Business Blender presented by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Extension to offer backyard chicken classes
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
With the growing popularity of local food, people are becoming increasingly interested in raising their own chickens for eggs and meat. As fall and winter are the best times to prepare for new chickens, which are widely available in the spring, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County will offer a series of two classes on raising backyard chickens.
Filling the boot
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
On Sept. 18, members North Tonawanda Fire Department Local No. 1333 took to the intersection of Payne Avenue and Walck Road, boots in hand, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Fricano Primary School cited for 'exemplary reading program'
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
The staff and students of the Fricano Primary School in the Starpoint Central School District have received the International Literacy Association's Exemplary Reading Program Award.
NCCC recognizes Distinguished Student Scholars
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
Six new Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Oct. 17 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Iconic Falls sign turns 60
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
Six decades ago, a Niagara Falls icon was born.
McCormick running for Wheatfield supervisor
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
Gerald McCormick is pleased to announce his candidacy for Wheatfield town supervisor.
Distinguished Gentleman's Ride gives 'heave-ho' to prostate cancer
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:00 pm
On Sunday, Sept. 27, more than 30,000 smartly dressed gentlefolk in over 400 cities will straddle the saddles of their café racers, bobbers, scramblers and other marvelous custom motorcycles to raise awareness and help fund the cure for prostate cancer.
Obit: Sharon L. Bachert
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 01:25 pm
Grand Island resident Sharon L. Bachert entered into rest Sept. 22, 2015.
35th Rosary Crusade seeks world peace
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:55 pm
While some local Catholics are making the trek to join the crowds at one of the cities where Pope Francis will be speaking this week, many are making plans to attend a smaller, homier event.
Castellani gives back
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:40 pm
On Wednesday, the Father Joe Moreno Memorial Foundation proudly presented SuperMarket Liquors & Wines owner Christopher Castellani with an award for his dedication and generosity as a sponsor of the foundation's annual Walk to Remember.
Ortt delivers $15,000 to Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:15 pm
On Thursday, State Sen. Rob Ortt presented a ceremonial check to the Old Fort Niagara Association in the amount of $15,000. He secured the funding for Old Fort Niagara as part of this year's state budget.
Judi Shekoni talks 'Heroes Reborn,' Joanne's disdain for 'evos'
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 03:50 pm
On "Heroes Reborn," Judi Shekoni's character, Joanne, has horrifically lost her son - she believes to "evos," or evolved humans - and she's not in a good place. When the series begins, the former housewife is on a particular quest.
Niagara County phones back up and running
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 10:35 am
Niagara County government was advised, approximately 10 minutes ago, that phone service disrupted by an outage originating in Buffalo has now been restored.
Major phone outage impacting county government
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 10:20 am
Niagara County government is being impacted by a large-scale phone outage impacting across Western New York.
'Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance' brings 'Romeo & Juliet" to Buffalo, 600 US theaters
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 10:30 pm
"Romeo & Juliet," Shakespeare's classic tale of tragic romance as choreographed by Helgi Tomasson to music by Sergei Prokofiev, comes to life on the big screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, when the San Francisco Ballet's performance is shown in approximately 600 movie theaters nationwide.
Buffalo Sabres: Fan vote contest to determine goal song
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced an eight-song bracket challenge, presented by Tony Walker and Co., that will allow fans to vote on the team's official goal song for the 2015-16 season.
Partnership between Erie County DEP, health care facilities focuses on proper disposal of pharmaceuticals
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced a new, grant-funded partnership between the department and area health care facilities to better promote and assist in the safe disposal of pharmaceuticals through the medical care waste pharmaceutical disposal program.
'The Muppets' opens as Tuesday's No. 1 new series in adults 18-49, delivering a 2-year high for ABC in time period
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
Self-starting at 8 p.m. without a network lead-in, ABC's "The Muppets" opened as the season's No. 2 new show in adults 18-49 (2.8/10) - behind only Monday's big "Blindspot" premiere out of "The Voice" - pacing well ahead of its Tuesday series debut competition, with a 75 percent advantage over FOX's two-hour "Scream Queens" (1.6/5 from 8-10 p.m.) and 56 percent over CBS' "Limitless" (1.8/6 from 10-11 p.m.).
Club Sabres smartphone application available now
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has launched Club Sabres, a new smartphone application designed to engage young Sabres fans in an innovative way.
Bradt: Hold special meeting on $4.75m solar initiative
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
A North Tonawanda legislator who is also a professional accountant is calling on county lawmakers to authorize an alternative energy deal that, according to estimates, could generate at least $4.75 million revenue and credits for Niagara County over the next several years.
Sanctus Real to present 'Best Of Sanctus Real'
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
Sanctus Real will unveil "Best Of Sanctus Real," their last project with lead singer Matt Hammitt, on Oct. 9. Featuring 14 of the band's top hits over its 20-year career, the compilation also includes the newly released single "Longer Than A Lifetime."
Old Falls Street hosts 6th annual Oktoberfest
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
Raise your beer stein high and give "prost" to the sixth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest, from 1 to 8 pm. Saturday, Oct. 3, on Old Falls Street's middle block in downtown Niagara Falls. The German-themed event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public.
Health care decision-making subject of Oct. 15 program
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 03:50 pm
Do you know who will make health care decisions for you if you can't? It may not be who you think or would want to be making those decisions.
Krolick's fundraiser at Raintree Island Apartments supports Heart of Niagara
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 03:50 pm
Raintree Island Apartments will host a Krolick's chicken barbecue fundraiser event to benefit Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 26. The family-friendly event is open to the public and will take place on Raintree's grounds located at 103 Raintree Island in Tonawanda.
Artpark to debut 'Hay-Man Happening!' Oct. 3
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
Artpark has announced a new fall festival, "Hay-Man Happening!" will be held from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.
Niagara Falls Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians mark 40 years
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
Niagara Falls Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians are pleased to celebrate 40 years of friendship, unity and Christian charity Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary of the Cataract Church, 259 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. A dinner celebration will follow at the Niagara Falls Quality Hotel & Suites, 240 First St.
HAL welcomes John Zach and 'History of WNY Radio & Television'
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston will present "History of WNY Radio & Television." John Zach, author and WBEN 930-AM radio host, will present the history of the local broadcasting industry. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
Celebrate Catholic education in Niagara
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
On Monday, Oct. 26, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host the second annual "Celebrating Catholic Education in Niagara" dinner at Antonio's Banquet Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Dinner and the awards presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.