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St. Stephen School: Spirits lifted by annual Christmas Concert
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
The students at St. Stephen School performed their Christmas Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the parish church.
Grand Island Memorial Library hosts annual graham cracker event
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, Dec. 14, more than 100 children and parents enjoyed making graham cracker houses with Explore and More, A Children's Museum.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island spared worst of ice storm damage
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:55 pm
Grand Island Fire Chief Kevin Koch reports Grand Island firefighters responded to 12 storm-related incidents during a seven-hour period on Sunday, Dec. 22. Most of these early-morning calls involved instances of flooding, power lines down, and transformer failure, but no major structural damage, he noted.
Obit: Robert P. Corcoran
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:55 pm
Robert P. Corcoran, age 82, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Columbia after a brief illness.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Dec. 27, 2013
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:55 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 160 calls from Dec. 14 to 20. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Mount St. Mary's board of associates names 2014 officers
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:20 pm
Pictured are the Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center board of associates officers for 2014. Shown from left: President Steve Broderick, Secretary Alfred Frosolone, Past President Ron Villani, Treasurer Don Thurman and Vice President Robert Fagiani.
New Year's Eve party at Lewiston Event Center
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:20 pm
Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. "Family Fun Fest" runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes unlimited bowling, shoes, one pizza, one pitcher of pop and party favors. The cost is $60 per lane (up to five people).
Mariah Carey, Blake Shelton to perform on 'New Year's Eve with Carson Daly'
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:20 pm
Mariah Carey and "The Voice" coach and Grammy Award nominee Blake Shelton are set to perform on NBC's annual special "New Year's Eve With Carson Daly." Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch will co-host, with actress-comedian Natasha Leggero and actor Anthony Anderson appearing as guests.
Tuesday is STAR registration deadline
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today issued a final reminder: Homeowners must register for the Basic STAR property tax exemption by tomorrow.
Two die in Walmore Road accident
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
Two residents of the Tuscarora Nation died early Monday after a one-car accident in the 5500 block of Walmore Road.
Riverview Fitness hosts open house
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
Youngstown's Riverview Fitness hosts an open house this Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., and again Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at 445 Main St. (lower level). Prize drawings will take place each half-hour, and healthy snacks will be provided. Attendees can meet the center's staff.
Ball drop in Village of Lewiston
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
The Village of Lewiston will usher in 2014 with its third annual New Year's Eve ball drop.
Check your tickets: Clock ticking for missing New York Lottery Powerball winner
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
The clock is ticking for a mystery New York Powerball winner who now has just one week left to claim a $1,000,000 lottery prize. The winning ticket was from the Jan. 5, 2013, Powerball drawing and was sold at Star Wines and Liquors, 475 Route 17M, in Monroe, Orange County.
Major snowstorm may affect the northeast Thursday
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:10 pm
AccuWeather.com reports two storms will converge on the Northeast on Thursday with the potential for snow. How quickly they get together and strengthen will determine which areas are hit with heavy snow and which areas will have a near-miss.
Editorial: A good thing for Niagara Falls community
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 11:55 am
Niagara Falls hosts 22 million visitors per year, and with arguably limited quality places to stay on the American side - that is, until Mark Hamister's hotel project is complete.
'GMA's' Josh Elliot, ESPN's Hannah Storm to host ABC's live coverage of 125th Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 10:10 am
The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade will air live from Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1 (11 a.m.-1 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. "Good Morning America" news anchor Josh Elliot and ESPN's Hannah Storm will co-host the network's live coverage.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at First Night Buffalo
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:55 am
Join the Independent Health Foundation as it presents First Night Buffalo, the ultimate Western New York drug- and alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration. The event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
National Fuel announces management change
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:55 am
National Fuel Gas Co. has announced David F. Smith, executive chairman of the board, indicated his intention to retire, effective April 1, 2014. Smith will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors.

"National Fuel is today a better company for its employees, its investors, and the customers we serve because of Dave's leadership and dedication," said Ronald J. Tanski, president and CEO. "During his five years as CEO, Dave established the current course of the company, focusing attention and significant resources on development in the Marcellus Shale as Seneca Resources Corporation's total production nearly tripled and the company's pipeline business commenced an historic, transformational realignment. Under his direction, the company continued to prioritize and invest in pipeline safety, system reliability and all levels of customer service."

NFL playoff schedule announced
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:50 am
Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday the schedule of sites, dates and times for the National Football League Wild Card Playoffs on Jan. 4-5, and Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 11-12 (all times Eastern):
NFL Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly to guest on 'The Fred Jackson Show'
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:50 am
Monday night at 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Bills NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will appear live on "The Fred Jackson Show" inside the WBBZ-TV studio at the Eastern Hills Mall. Hosts Jackson and Bob Koshinski will welcome Kelly for his first visit to the show.
NBC hosts 'New Year's Eve with Carson Daly'
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:50 am
NBC's "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" will ring in the new year with some of the year's best musical performances, including songs from Blake Shelton and Mariah Carey. The two-hour special will air live Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning in primetime from 10-11 p.m.
3 generations partake in Christmas party at 3F
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 11:00 am
The 3F Conservation Society recently held its annual Christmas party at the Swann Road clubhouse. A very popular event, each year the 3F party sees Santa Claus visiting with gifts for every boy and girl who attends.
Lew-Port students participate in Alexa Foundation program
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 11:00 am
The It Happened to Alexa Foundation recently held a poster contest for students of Mr. Antonelli's eighth-grade class at Lewiston-Porter Middle School.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Dec. 28, 2013
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 11:00 am
The following activity occurred Monday, Dec. 16, to Sunday, Dec. 22, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 99 response calls during this period.
IJC board announces Lake Ontario water level adjustments for winter
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
The International Joint Commission, which regulates levels in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system has announced water level adjustments for the winter season.
Perri Roberts is 'Elite'
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
The law firm of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP recently announced Diane M. Perri Roberts was named to Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of Western New York 2013.

Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal annually ask attorneys and businesses across Western New York to nominate "stellar" attorneys in various legal practice areas. Based on nominations submitted, they develop a list of attorneys to be named to Legal Elite of WNY.

Perri Roberts is special counsel at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria.

Lewiston Library January events, activities and programming
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of January.
Lewiston Senior Center programs, activities for January
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road, announces its schedule of programs and activities.
New Year's resolution: Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
Another year has passed us by and now a new one is here. We know one of the easiest things to break is a resolution we make and, silently, somehow, forget about it and, snap, it's broken and forgotten. Here is a resolution you should make and keep forever: "Take an elderly person fishing."
First River Region baby of the new year?
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Sentinel is looking for the first baby born in its circulation area in 2014.
24 Roswell Park physicians included on 'America's Top Doctors' list
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 03:40 pm
Twenty-four physicians from Roswell Park Cancer Institute have been named to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s 2014 "America's Top Doctors" list. The list is compiled annually on the basis of recommendations from physicians. A regional "Top Doctors" directory appears in the January issue of Buffalo Spree magazine.
Wigle offers glimpse of 19th century business, modern transcription process in 'A First Peek Into The Porter Ledgers'
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 03:40 pm
Before the Erie Canal, early local merchants successfully did business relying upon wagon shipments and handwritten accounts.
First Grand Island baby of the new year?
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 03:25 pm
The Island Dispatch is looking for the first baby born in its circulation area in 2014.
A look back on 2013, with thoughts for the future
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 02:20 pm
Local government leaders responded to a Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune survey this month on the good and the bad of 2013 and what's ahead for 2014.
First baby of the new year?
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 02:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune is looking for the first baby born in its circulation area in 2014.
Lewiston swearing-in ceremony set
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 02:15 pm
Town of Lewiston officials will ring in the new year by taking their oaths of office at a ceremony to be held Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Lewiston Senior Center.
Erie County Fair, 4th largest county fair in North America, wins 19 awards in national competition
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 02:05 pm
On Friday, employees of the Erie County Agricultural Society gathered to publically thank Western New York for being named the 11th largest fair in North America (and fourth-largest county fair) according to a ranking recently published by CarnivalWarehouse.com. The ranking includes all county and state fairs, exhibitions, livestock and rodeo shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Jim Toellner named General Manager of the Year
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 02:05 pm
Jim Toellner, president and general manager of WGRZ-TV, has been named Broadcasting & Cable Magazine's GM of the Year in markets 51-100.

Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, the pre-eminent trade magazine in the television industry, states, "An investment in reporting and a watchdog mentality are catalysts for Jim's success in turning WGRZ into the market leader in Buffalo."

"Television is a team sport, and our great team here at Channel 2 is responsible for this award," Toellner said.

Trace Adkins, The Machine added to Seneca Casinos' winter lineup
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 02:05 pm
Something for everyone is in store for the remainder of Seneca Casinos' winter entertainment lineup in 2014.
 


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