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University Community Farmers Market to open May 17 on UB South Campus
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 07:00 am
The eighth season of the University Community Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 17, on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus. It will feature a variety of new and old vendors selling fresh food and local products.
HAL offers 'Everything You Wanted To Know About Old Books ... But Were Afraid To Ask'
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 07:00 am
So, you have an older book and you're not quite sure how old it is or if it's worth something. This presentation is for you.
Escape from your 'Wild Life' with Hedley's fun new album
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 10:00 pm
If you're looking for a little something extra to kick off the warm spring season, sit back, relax and check out Hedley's new "Wild Life" album to be released May 19 by Capitol Records.
The Machine, Kelley Hunt, Eric Paslay among headliners at Latitude 43 Music Festival
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:50 pm
The Latitude 43 Music Festival will settle into its new home in the Outdoor Amphitheater at Artpark in Lewiston this June. The event, formerly known as PubFest, will continue its tradition of raising money for the Variety Kids Telethon.
Melissa Molnar joins Wound Center patient care team
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Wound care nurse Melissa Molnar has joined the patient care team at The Wound Center of Niagara.
Colvin Cleaners breaking records with 9th annual 'Gowns 4 Prom' charity event
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
This week, Colvin Cleaners, Western New York's "green" dry cleaner, will ramp up its efforts to celebrate "Gowns 4 Prom." The ninth annual charity event will be held 3-7 p.m. April 21-23 on stage at Shea's in downtown Buffalo. This year, with the help of Goodwill, TT New York, Continental Hair School, Boulevard Mall and Walden Galleria Mall, Colvin Cleaners has collected more than 4,000 donations of gently used gowns for girls in need to pick up for free during "Gowns 4 Prom."

This year will mark the highest number of dresses given out in the history of "Gowns 4 Prom." Over the past eight years, "Gowns 4 Prom" has given out more than 5,000 dresses. Colvin Cleaners expects to give out 1,000 this year alone.

Chevrolet, Billboard: Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic top 3 finalists for second annual Milestone Award as voted on by fans
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Billboard, dick clark productions and Chevrolet announced today Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and OneRepublic are the top three finalists for the Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
NYPA engineers to speak at World Green Energy Symposium, opening Earth Day in Niagara Falls
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Three New York Power Authority engineers will address the World Green Energy Symposium and Expo April 22-24 at the Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls.
Theatre in the Mist presents scholarships, honors founding members
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:00 pm
Theatre in the Mist, a local community theater group, recently presented the Lisa Gravel Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship to two students: Sabrina Kahwaty, a theatre performance major at Niagara University; and Magdalyn Chauby, a senior at Grand Island High School with aspirations to attend college for vocal performance.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron return to produce 2015 Oscars
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:00 pm
Motion picture, television and theater producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 87th Oscars will air live on the ABC Television Network "Oscar" Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.
'The Voice' to host social pre-show event experience for viewers during each live show
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 07:00 pm
NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" has created a social media party event titled #VoiceTailgate to enhance the social media experience for fans.
Celebrate spring blossoms with Niagara Wine Trail
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating its 12th anniversary with the annual Wine Trail Blossoms event Mother's Day weekend. Taking place May 9-11, Wine Trail Blossoms will showcase the wineries' spring preparations. Pre-sale event tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online through May 8.
Doodle Bugs! participates in 'Screen-Free Week'
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers is reinforcing its educational philosophy by participating in "Screen-Free Week" May 5-11. Organizers invite families to join in reducing the use of entertainment screen media, including television, video games, computers and hand-held devices.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery to hold open house
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
A special open house will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 500 Riverdale Ave., Lewiston, on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A.G. Schneiderman celebrates Earth Week by presenting a review of initiatives protecting environment
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
In honor of Earth Week, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today presented important environmental protection initiatives undertaken by his office and provided a map showing the impact of his environmental protection bureau in every region of the state.
DiNapoli: New York on stronger financial footing
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
New York state ended the 2013-14 fiscal year in the strongest fiscal position in years and was able to deposit $175 million in the Rainy Day Reserve Fund for the first time since 2008, according to a report on the recently enacted state budget released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Still, the $143 billion budget continues to rely, in part, on temporary funding streams to attain balance.

"After a tough few years, New York state is in better fiscal shape thanks to an improving economy and difficult fiscal choices made by the Governor and the Legislature," DiNapoli said. "

Next NU Family Business Center breakfast forum is May 6
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 02:45 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, May 6, at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Village of Lewiston: Jamie Symmonds intends to run for mayor
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:30 am
The Lewiston Democratic Party is poised to have a Democrat run for the village's top office for the first time in two decades.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey, Artpark at odds over town funding
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:00 am
Supervisor Dennis Brochey created a firestorm Monday as he revealed his intent to redirect an estimated $120,000 in Modern Disposal tipping fees from Artpark & Company back to town coffers. The money, which Lewiston receives annually, has gone to help fund Artpark & Company's family programing.
'The Cocktail Bar & Restaurant' eyed for Lewiston
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:00 am
Big Guys Pizzeria and More isn't the only new restaurant planned for the Village of Lewiston. Russ Conrad recently purchased 800 Center St. - formerly Dennis Brochey's Automotive - and intends to convert the property into "The Cocktail Bar & Restaurant."
Chamber Awards Gala: Sanborn Old General Store named Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Sanborn Old General Store as the recipient of the Sanborn Business of the Year Award.
Town of Wheatfield: Board approves Fairmount Park site proposed by Veterans Memorial Focus Group
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:35 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday hired a consultant to give advice on the Quasar matter, approved a veterans memorial and determined to seek out a culprit in a vandalism case.

The board also unanimously approved the Fairmount Park site proposed by its Veterans Memorial Focus Group for the town's new veterans memorial.

Fundraiser to benefit child with brain tumor
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:30 pm
A benefit will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27, for Donella (Miljour) Nocera of Niagara Falls at the Tuscarora Nation House, 5226 Walmore Road, Lewiston.
Patriots' Weekend at Fort Niagara
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:30 pm
Bright sunshine and relatively warm temperatures greeted folks who came out to Old Fort Niagara for the annual Patriots' Weekend last Saturday and Sunday.
Town of Niagara: Fee schedule approved for town park
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:30 pm
With spring slowly starting to break through, the Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday did some cleanup by approving a resolution leftover from winter, a contract and some road repair.

Agreement was reached on the new rental fee schedule for use of structures in Veterans Park on Lockport Road.

Town residents will face no charge for reservations at the various pavilions in the park, but must supply a returnable $100 security deposit. Rental for the Calvin K. Richards Community Center would be $25 per hour with a $150 deposit. A baseball diamond would be $50 per game with a $100 deposit.

Rivershore hosts inaugural 5K May 3 in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:15 pm
Rivershore Inc. has announced a new and unique 5K running event to be held in the Village of Lewiston Saturday, May 3. The Rivershore 5K will be held annually on the first Saturday of May to coincide with the Lewiston Smelt Festival, and will be the first of 10 runs in the DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series.

The event, professionally managed by Race Management Solution, seeks to support Rivershore programs while promoting the historic Village of Lewiston.

This one-of-a-kind running experience will start and finish on Lewiston Landing in front of the Barton Hill Hotel (start time 11 a.m.). Runners will experience the most challenging incline in Lewiston.

Dispatch survey winner takes home Seneca Niagara gift card
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:45 pm
Grand Island resident Al Shreder was selected as the grand-prize winner in the recent Island Dispatch survey contest. He and his wife, Marion, received a $150 gift card from Seneca Niagara Gaming Corp.
Niagara Area Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants for county residents
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $50,000 were awarded to nine Niagara County nonprofit organizations in 2013.
University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions awarded $2.7 million to help improve alcohol treatment strategies
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm
Making alcohol treatment more efficient and effective is the long-term goal of a $2.7 million grant to the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.
Apply for Zonta scholarships
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm
The Zonta Club of Grand Island will award scholarships at its annual awards dinner June 24.

The Memorial Scholarship Award of $750 will be presented to a woman between the ages of 18 and 25 in memory of deceased Zontians who gave of their time and resources to improve the status of women. To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be a resident of Grand Island, at least 18 years old (not a high school senior) and be enrolled in a degree or certification program.

The Career Advancement Scholarship will recognize one woman over 25 with a $750 award. She must be a resident of Grand Island and attending or have proof of acceptance in a program to further her education or help re-enter the job market.

A 'Chew' debut: Daphne Oz returns Wednesday with new baby Philomena
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm
Move over Prince George, there's American baby royalty at "The Chew" making her own splash. Co-host Daphne Oz returns from maternity leave Wednesday, April 23, and will bring her newborn daughter, Philomena Bijou Jovanovic, for a special on-air visit with Aunt Carla and Uncle Mario, Uncle Michael and Uncle Clinton.
Dexter Roberts says goodbye on 'American Idol XIII'
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:35 pm
Dexter Roberts was eliminated Thursday on "American Idol XIII" after he received the fewest votes. From Fayette, Ala., the 22-year-old sang "Muckalee Creek Water" on Wednesday night's performance show.
Grisanti's bill designates pedestrian bridge in Buffalo as 'Scajaquada 9/11 Memorial Bridge'
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:35 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti has announced the passage of a bill that amends the highway law to designate the bridge that crosses Route 198 into Delaware Park (connecting Nottingham Terrace with Hoyt Lake in the City of Buffalo) as "Scajaquada 9/11 Memorial Bridge." The designation of the bridge was spearheaded by community activists who have been working on this project for more than three years. They seek a memorial in the city to honor those who were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
National Grid increases incentive for customers to recycle refrigerators, freezers
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:35 pm
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.
Congressman Collins announces 2014 specialty crop block grant program
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:35 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced the availability of approximately $1.4 million in grant funding to support specialty crop programs in New York. The funding is a part of the farm bill passed by Congress earlier this year.
Historic Riviera Theatre marquee restoration and improvement project underway
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:35 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center in North Tonawanda continues its historic marquee restoration and improvement project with the much-anticipated installation of the historic and iconic 1947 marquee on Tuesday, April 22. Installation is scheduled to be completed Friday (weather permitting).

Under the direction of general contractor Peyton Barlow Co., the Wagner Electric Sign Company of Elyria, Ohio, completed restoration and improvements of the historic marquee by removing it from the building at the end of October and transporting it to its factory.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honored with quality achievement award for stroke care
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
Mount St. Mary's receives Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for stroke care
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Mount St. Mary's commitment and success in implementing care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
Isaiah 61 Project opening temporary ReClaim Store
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:30 pm
The Isaiah 61 Project is opening the ReClaim Store Friday, May 2, at 2411 Hyde Park Blvd. (Harpor Plaza), Niagara Falls. It invites the public to the store's first day of operation.
Ceretto: New York corporate tax climate rises to fourth in country
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, is applauding the Tax Foundation for its recognition of New York's positive tax reforms in the new state budget.
 


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