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Billoni congratulates Buffalo Bills back Fred Jackson
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 09:20 am
Congratulations Fred Jackson, co-captain of the Buffalo Bills, who received the prestigious 2015 Jefferson Foundation's award for the Greatest Public Service by an Athlete during an amazing evening Wednesday, March 4, at Gotham Hall in New York City.
Think spring: Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors, open gardens
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 07:00 am
The thermometer may still be stuck below freezing, but preparations are heating up for this year's Lewiston GardenFest.
'The Voice': Coaches compete for Caitlin Caporale, Hannah Kirby
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 06:55 pm
Inasmuch as the coaches on "The Voice" enthusiastically hit a button triggering a giant, glowing "I Want You" sign to appear, we know they don't always mean it.
Dead geese found on Liberty Drive
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 11:00 am
An investigation has begun following the discovery of a seven dead geese dumped on the side of the road on Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.
Chamber Awards Gala: KeyBank honored as Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards gala honoring 10 area individuals and businesses Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Panepinto stands with education leaders, teachers; calls for Albany to put children first during budget negotiations
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
On Friday, State Sen. Marc Panepinto stood alongside teachers, administrators, school board members and superintendents from Orchard Park, Hamburg, Ken-Ton and Lake Shore school districts in a push for public education.
Ortt: Senate budget supports critical infrastructure
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
As part of the New York State Senate's "Brighter Future" budget plan, Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced his district could soon see significant investments in infrastructure.
Niagara County Legislature: Leaders roll out air base marketing effort
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
Niagara County economic development leaders and the leadership of the Niagara County Legislature helped roll out new marketing materials designed to protect the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its 3,000 jobs as the federal government ramps up to consider further base closures.
Village of Lewiston: Simon, Planning Board talk fast-food restaurant
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:00 am
A national fast-food restaurant in the Village of Lewiston now seems like an inevitability.
Youngstown boy is celebrity child for Variety Kids Telethon
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 09:00 am
Gregory Allen Quarantillo Jr. is proud to accept the honor of being selected the celebrity child for the 53rd annual Variety Kids Telethon.
Lewiston, NYPA reach new 'Ultimate Users' agreement
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 09:00 am
Following months of negotiations, the Town of Lewiston finalized a new "Ultimate Users" agreement with the New York Power Authority Monday.
Pothole repairs underway
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
A sure sign of spring is the return of potholes on area streets and roadways.
Thruway to begin deck replacement at southbound North Grand Island Bridge
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority recently announced that, weather permitting, it would begin replacement of the southbound deck on the North Grand Island Bridge to Grand Island Monday, March 15. The project, expected to continue to September, is part of the Thruway Authority's $55 million bridge rehabilitation project.
Grand Island High School: DECA club marks 10 years at states
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
2015 marks the 10th year Grand Island High School business teacher and DECA club adviser Cheryl Chamberlain has taken her qualifying students to the New York State DECA Conference in Rochester. This year was the largest contingent of GI DECA as 54 traveled to states, where over 2,000 people were in attendance.
'Blue Bloods': Tom Selleck relishes family dinners
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 09:10 pm
Keeping the New York City streets safe is hard work. For the Reagans, it's more than a job - it's a family vocation.
Donate blood
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:45 pm
Area residents are invited to participate in the Michele Breier Memorial Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the aerobics room at Freedom Place, 1801 Grand Island Blvd.
Knights of Columbus award poster contest winners
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:25 pm
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 awarded certificates and $25 gift cards to three winners in the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest on Feb. 25.
Lady (and the Tramp)
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
Grand Island High School Class of 2014 member Tyler Ludwig, a former wing for the Grand Island rugby team, and his biggest fan, girlfriend Rebecca Wall, GIHS Class of 2015, are good sports in supporting Grand Island rugby as the Lady and the Tramp during Tuesday's Rugby Club spaghetti dinner.
Grand Island Town Board: Proclamation issued for Island Eagle Scout
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
Prior to conducting regular town business Monday night at Town Hall, the Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation to Boy Scout Nolan Miles of Grand Island for receiving his Eagle Scout award.
Studley wins spaghetti-eating contest
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
The annual Grand Island Rugby Club spaghetti dinner featured the first-ever 2015 spaghetti-eating contest.
From soldier to peace activist: Russell Brown's story
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
On April 28, 2013, Buffalonian Russell Brown covered himself with fake blood and lay down on the road, simulating a dead person, near the gates of Hancock Air National Guard Base, home of the 174th Attack Wing, just outside of Syracuse.
Island of Hope: Living with cancer
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
One year ago, the Gworek family's lives changed forever when their son, Luke, was diagnosed with leukemia. In December 2013, doctors discovered the blood cancer and immediately started him on a heavy dose of chemotherapy.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kevin Sylvester to emcee Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year awards committee has announced the master of ceremonies for the 49th annual event Thursday, April 23, will be Kevin Sylvester.
Before the Bridges: Born at the site of the Holiday Inn
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
An early family tragedy forged her character and a happy marriage, a son and grandchildren have enriched the life of Catherine Killian Long. She lives in a home that her late husband, Harvey, helped build. Photos of their son, Gary, his wife, Judy, their three daughters and their families surround her.
Gary Roesch throws hat into ring
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
Councilman Gary Roesch has announced his candidacy for another four-year term on the Grand Island Town Board.
Love, forgiveness themes of first Lenten luncheon
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
Stuffed shells, meatballs and a father's unconditional love for his son were on the menu at Wednesday's Lenten luncheon, the first in a series of five luncheons held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road.
Scout chose project to benefit church
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
John Sosnowski, a lifelong resident of Grand Island and a senior at Canisius High School, has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 630 since the sixth grade at St. Stephen School. In position for the highest rank as a Boy Scout - an Eagle Scout - he chose as his final project something that would benefit his church.
Obit: Beryl M. Kinney
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
Beryl M. Kinney (née O'Mara) passed away March 8 at the age of 86.
Floridian and son navigate autism
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
"Jason" became personally acquainted with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when his child, "Tommy," was diagnosed at 4. Jason, which wasn't his real name, reads this column in a Florida newspaper. He wanted a pseudonym to protect his son's identity.
Before the Bridges: Bernice Dinsmore - from horse-&-buggy to a river cruise
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:00 pm
One of Bernice Stack Dinsmore's early memories is of riding to St. Stephen R.C. Church in a horse-drawn logging sled because there was too much snow on the roads for the horse-and-buggy to handle.
47th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show set
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society, an affiliate of the Buffalo Museum of Science, announced its 47th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show will take place at the Grange Market Buildings on the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Mekhi Phifer, Lisa Loeb, Erin Andrews on 'The Chew'
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
Next week on "The Chew," celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome the following guests:
Registration open for fifth annual 'Garlic Mustard Challenge'
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
Scout groups, civic organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate in the "Garlic Mustard Challenge," a friendly competition to remove a harmful plant from Western New York.
AAA Insurance offers top 5 tips for winter weather warm-up
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
AAA Insurance is encouraging homeowners to take precautions now as the winter snow begins to melt.
Erie County Fair welcomes Little Big Town
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:40 pm
The Erie County Fair has announced award-winning country group Little Big Town will join the concert lineup in the GUSTO Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.
Sarina-Joi Crowe is eliminated on 'American Idol XIV'
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:40 pm
It was revealed Sarina-Joi Crowe, of Columbia, Tennessee, received the fewest votes and was eliminated.
Ortt: Senate budget a huge boost to WNY schools
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:40 pm
Republican State Sen. Rob Ortt announced Thursday the passage of the State Senate's "Brighter Future" budget plan, and laid out the benefits for Western New York schools and families.
Andy Samberg to host 67th Primetime Emmy Awards
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:40 pm
Emmy Award-winning writer, actor and comedian Andy Samberg will host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards airing live coast-to-coast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 20 (8 p.m. ET) on FOX.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster announces re-election bid
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:45 am
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster announced his intention to seek re-election to a third term as mayor of the Cataract City Thursday.
Diesel students grateful to Milton CAT for donation
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:20 am
The heavy equipment/diesel/ag mechanics students at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Niagara Career and Technical Education Center are getting a chance to work with a brand-new engine courtesy of Milton CAT of Batavia.