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Girl Scouts cookie sale begins
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:05 am
It's cookie time! The Girl Scout troops of the NICOWE service unit, located in the towns of Wheatfield and Niagara, have started their annual cookie sale.
Geldin, audiologist, retires
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls area audiologist Alan M. Geldin describes his career as "so the hard of hearing may hear and the children can speak."
Grand Island Board of Education: Veterans' tax exemption discussed
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Monday evening, a large audience listened to a tax exemption presentation at the Grand Island Board of Education meeting in the high school's Grand Viking Theater.
Obit: Coreinne S. Wilting
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Coreinne S. Wilting, who was a resident of Grand Island, passed away Feb. 5, 2015.
Obit: Donald Ray Kaiser
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Donald Ray Kaiser, age 88, passed away peacefully Feb. 6, 2015.
Tonawanda Dance Arts director receives award
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Tonawanda Dance Arts announced Director Melanie Boniszewski received the More Than Just Great Dancing Positive Action Award.
BOCES cosmetology students give lifeskill students a day of pampering
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Nothing quite shakes off the winter doldrums than getting a makeover. So Kristina Miles, an Orleans/Niagara BOCES lifeskills teacher at North Tonawanda High School, asked Pauline Carney if her cosmetology class at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center would be willing to help her students out with some new looks.
Northgate recognizes employee excellence
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Residents from The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield recently joined with administration to recognize 60 employees for their conscientious commitment to perfect and near-perfect attendance during 2014.
Town of Niagara to benefit from Seneca Niagara Casino funds
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislator Jason Zona addressed the Town of Niagara Town Board Tuesday to announce an update on the distribution of money received from Seneca Nation casinos.
Wheatfield: Stevenson to run for Town Board
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Wheatfield resident Tom Stevenson announced he will run for a seat on the Town Board in November, when both councilmen Larry Helwig's and Gil Doucet's seats will be up for election.
Wheatfield seeks home rule legislation
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will reach out to local politicians in the interest of enacting a home rule law to ban the use of biosolids, the Town Board decided Monday night.
'A Celebration of Irish Music & Dance' at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University invites readers to "A Celebration of Irish Music & Dance" from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Part of the Castellani's Spring Folk Arts Series, the event offers people a chance to experience the culture and fun of Irish music and dance such as ceílí, set, step and sean nos.
Niagara County Police Academy holding information session April 14
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will hold an information session for interested individuals at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Dunleavy Hall (Room 127) on the Niagara University campus.
Town of Grand Island: Deadline approaching for all property tax exemptions
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
March 1 is the deadline for all Basic STAR, Enhanced/Senior STAR and veterans property tax exemptions to be added to the assessment roll for school tax year 2015-16 and town/county tax year 2016. There will be no courtesy telephone calls made.
Spaghetti dinner at VFW
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday, Feb. 14, at the post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island Town Board: R-2 zoning moratorium vote pushed to March
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board will wait until its March meeting to enact a local law establishing a moratorium on development in R-2 zoning.
First Niagara provides financial support for Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled are partnering to provide vocational and career readiness skills for people living with developmental disabilities in the City of Buffalo.
First Niagara provides funding for Horizon Village Terrace House improvements
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to help Horizon Health Services construct a new withdrawal services waiting area at Horizon Village Terrace House.
On six-year anniversary of Flight 3407 crash, Collins, Higgins, Slaughter lead letter to ensure continued aviation safety
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:10 pm
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY-27), Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25) today released the following statements after leading a letter sent to Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Rep. Peter DeFazio asking to retain the safety standards put in place after the crash of Flight 3407.
Watch Echosmith's video for new single 'Bright'
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
"Bright," the new single from alt-pop breakout band Echosmith, is already making waves at radio, and now MTV.com and VH1.com have premiered the accompanying music video.
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY to assist uninsured with looming ACA deadline
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
There is an important Affordable Care Act deadline approaching and only 17 percent of uninsured individuals know when it is according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Poll.
Navy Seaman Scott Ferer serves aboard USS Comstock (LSD 45)
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
Cryptological Technician (Technical) Seaman Apprentice Scott J. Ferer of Buffalo hoses down a chaff launcher aboard the dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during a fresh-water wash-down.
New York launches new social media campaign to raise awareness of teen dating violence
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
New York has announced a new social media campaign designed to educate teens, young adults and others about teen dating violence, which national research has shown affects one in four teens, regardless of their gender.
Attention 2nd Infantry Division veterans
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
The Mid Atlantic Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, May 1-3 at the Continental Inn.
Milestone birthday
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
George Decker will celebrate his 100th birthday Monday, Feb. 16.
Higgins announces approval of bill awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Selma foot soldiers
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined members of the House of Representatives in approving H.R. 431, legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the foot soldiers who participated in "Bloody Sunday," "Turnaround Tuesday," or the final Selma to Montgomery voting rights march in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Navy Warrant Officer Mott reaches career milestone
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
Chief Warrant Officer Shane D. Mott was commissioned under the chief warrant officer program Jan. 29 at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific located on historic Ford Island, Hawaii.
Catholic Charities receives two grants totaling $200,000 for creation of hospitality and tourism training program
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:55 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo's immigration and refugee assistance program recently received two grants totaling $200,000 to develop a hospitality and tourism training institute, in partnership with Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
NYPA wins utility-industry Technology Transfer Award from Electric Power Research Institute
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the Electric Power Research Institute for its efforts to advance a comprehensive computer model to interpret how carbon-reduction strategies by utilities could affect New York.
Project to bring new look, upgrades to Schoellkopf Health Center
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
The Schoellkopf Health Center is getting an extreme makeover.
Schneiderman, London Mayor Johnson, D.A. Gascón welcome dramatic drop in smartphone thefts following introduction of 'kill switch'
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, London Mayor Boris Johnson and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón have released new crime data showing smartphone thefts and robberies declined dramatically in New York City, London and San Francisco since the wireless industry began to implement "kill switches" on their devices.
Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum join Howard Stern as returning judges for 10th anniversary season of 'America's Got Talent'
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:35 pm
Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum will return as judges to NBC's top-rated summer competition series "America's Got Talent," joining previously announced judge Howard Stern.
The art of lunch: A look into Pizza Bistro
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 10:50 am
Winters in Niagara Falls are infamous for their bitter temperatures and relentless snow. To avoid the biting cold, locals and tourists alike seek solace in one of the many restaurants offered throughout the city.
Wolverines rolling toward NFL Title
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 10:40 am
Niagara Falls High School's men's basketball is well on its way to a Niagara Frontier League (NFL) championship with back to back wins in the past week. The first of which came over arch rival North Tonawanda
The Spa at the Seneca Niagara Casino: Defrost and de-stress in Niagara Falls
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 10:40 am
All is certainly well once you walk through the doors of The Spa at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Open 365 days a year, Niagara Falls', only high-end spa doesn't leave one disappointed.
Niagara University student reactions to president's State of the Union
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 09:50 am
Following President Obama's State of the Union Address, several Niagara University students voiced concerns over the consequences of the commander in chief's plans. As the next generation of Americans, the students are most concerned with the cost of higher education, the increase in minimum wage and oil production. These topics of interest are constantly met with controversy and abstract speculation.
Valentine's Day: Staying safe on the first date
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 07:00 am
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love for some, and a time to look for that special someone for others. Americans are increasingly looking for love online, which makes Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for The National Crime Prevention Council (Home to McGruff the Crime Dog) and AlertID to share useful tips about online dating that will help keep people safe when looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts to present at 87th Oscars
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 02:30 pm
Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts will be presenters at this year's Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grants
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services program is now open.
'Grimm' raises over $310,000 for Portland's OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital with 'Grimm Gala'
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 02:05 pm
NBC's "Grimm" cast hosted the "Grimm Gala" Saturday in Portland, Oregon, where the hit drama is set and filmed, to establish the Grimmster Endowment for OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
 

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