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Guitarist from Ukraine wins 2014 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
Following Saturday's final round performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Marko Topchii of the Ukraine swept the top prizes in the sixth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
NBC posts viewership milestones for 'Championship Saturday'
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
NBC Sports' "Championship Saturday," featuring California Chrome's attempt at a Triple Crown in the 146th Belmont Stakes and Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, registered viewership milestones, according to fast national data provided by The Nielsen Company, and streaming records, according to Adobe Analytics.
Higgins supports federal transportation grant to continue 'Cars Sharing Main Street' project in Buffalo
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is supporting efforts by the City of Buffalo to secure additional federal transportation funding for the "Cars Sharing Main Street" project.
NCIDA to consider three applications for assistance at June board meeting
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors will consider three applications for assistance at its board meeting Wednesday, June 11, at 9 a.m.
Learn about primary care for seniors
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present a free luncheon program, "Get Well/Stay Well: A New Approach to Primary Care for People 55+" on Tuesday, June 10.
Open house at Alzheimer's Association
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 07:00 am
Questions related to dementia can be addressed during a confidential, one-on-one consultation at an open house of the Alzheimer's Association WNY Chapter on Wednesday, June 11.
Village of Lewiston trustees back Collesano's re-election bid
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:10 am
All four Village of Lewiston trustees are supporting Mayor Terry Collesano's bid for re-election in the June 17 election.

The election runs from noon until 9 p.m. June 17 at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. In addition to the mayoral race, three of the trustees - Sutherland, Eydt and Gibson - are running unopposed.

Artpark season kicks off with country star, fairy houses, Latitude 43 and even a Beatle
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:10 am
The first weekend of Artpark & Company's summer season boasts a country music superstar and a fourth annual family tradition.
Latitude 43 Music Festival debuts at Artpark
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:00 am
Upon its debut in 2009, PubFest became a fixture at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. Locals came to know this annual summer happening as an enjoyable community affair and a source of some decent entertainment.

For 2014, PubFest has a new name - the Latitude 43 Music Festival - and a new venue - Artpark.

Ceretto endorses Collesano
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto released the following statement this week:
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for June 5, 2014
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
The following is a sampling of calls answered by the Town of Niagara Police Department between May 15 and 28.
NFARS team wins again
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
For the fifth year in a row, a team from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing has won the annual "TAG (The Adjutant General) Match," held May 31 to June 1 at Camp Smith Training Site, Cortland Manor.
Niagara County seeks residents' input on hazard mitigation update
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
The Lewiston town clerk's office informs that Niagara County has put the call for its incorporated municipalities to enlist public participation in a local hazard mitigation plan update. The plan is part of a federal requirement to identify hazards within the county and to explore means to reduce the risks and vulnerabilities to those hazards.
Residents squawk, fowl law axed
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
With the Quasar controversy, the Wheatfield Town Board has grown used to crowds of residents in the meeting room lining up to protest. But at Monday's Town Board meeting, a new, surprisingly large group showed up to peck down a proposed ordinance on the keeping of fowl in residential areas.
Purple Heart vets aid WNY VA's homeless
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls John Paul Bobo Chapter 264 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart recently donated nearly $300 of clothing and toiletries to the Western New York VA Medical Center's Homeless Veterans Program.
Raffle and auditions for Ghostlight
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The Ghostlight Theatre will conduct the annual Theme Tray Raffle on June 7 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 755 Erie Ave., in North Tonawanda.
'The Brass Ring Thing' returns
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The 14th annual Renaissance Festival presented by the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 7, will awaken interest in medieval games, arts and crafts, and entertainment.
Second-grader raising funds, supplies, awareness for Dog Tags Niagara
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
Errick Road second-grader Kyle Stoddard is at it again - getting classmates, friends and families involved in a lesson on giving.
Ceretto to host advocates for a sewage sludge fertilizer labeling bill
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:40 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, will host Julie Otto and Monica Daigler in Albany on Monday. They will arrive to support labeling legislation sponsored by Ceretto that would require food products produced from fertilizer made with sewage sludge (biosolids) to be labeled accordingly.
Dr. Venkat Kolli appointed full-time chief of surgery at Memorial
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:40 am
Venkat R. Kolli, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been appointed full-time chief of surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective July 1. His appointment was announced by Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bojedla, M.D.
Game 2 of Stanley Cup final immediately follows Belmont Stakes on NBC
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:35 am
The battle of New York vs. Los Angeles continues today on NBC, at 7:15 p.m., when the Rangers face the Kings in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
New research initiatives for ovarian cancer receive funding through RPCI-UPCI SPORE
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:35 am
Six projects that seek new ways to harness the immune system in order to prolong the survival of women with ovarian cancer received project funding from a landmark grant jointly held by Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic benefits cardiac, stroke care at Niagara Falls Memorial
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:35 am
One hundred sixty golfers journeyed to the Niagara Falls Country Club for the 23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament. The event raised more than $45,000, which will support health care programming at the hospital - particularly cardiac and stroke services.
NYPA engineer earns industry honor
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:30 am
West Seneca-resident Joe Kessler, senior vice president of power generation for the New York Power Authority, received the 2014 Professional Engineer in Government Award from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers Thursday at the society's annual meeting held in Riverhead on Long Island.
Search for Russell Mort continues
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:30 am
On Wednesday, May 5, 1982, at approximately 12:30 p.m., 2-1⁄2-year-old Russell Mort disappeared from his fenced-in backyard at 2080 River Road, Lot 140, in the Town of Wheatfield.

After 32 years, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office continues to actively investigate this missing person case.

Showcase your garden skills at Lewiston GardenFest's container garden contest
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:25 am
Have you always wanted to have your own little garden spot where you can showcase your creativity and share it with others? Well, the Lewiston GardenFest has just the contest for you!

The fourth annual GardenFest container contest will be held on Center Street in Lewiston June 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the Lewiston GardenFest.

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
The following are the Red Cross blood drives scheduled for Youngstown/Lewiston communities.
American Lung Association's Champ Camp for Kids with Asthma offers full scholarships
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
The American Lung Association of the Northeast is now accepting applications for its Champ Camp for Kids with Asthma, which is being held this year at Camp Chingachgook, located on Lake George in Kattskill Bay (from Sunday, Aug. 17, through Friday, Aug. 22).
Teens head into kitchen to compete in special 'Chopped Teen Tournament'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
Sixteen talented teenagers bring their extreme energy and ambition to the "Chopped" kitchen, with "Chopped Teen Tournament," premiering Tuesday, July 15, at 10 p.m. on Food Network.
Higgins applauds DOT plans for West Seneca bridge
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the New York State Department of Transportation plans for a redesigned bridge in West Seneca.
16 mayors endorse Schneiderman bill to attack abandoned 'zombie' properties across New York
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
A coalition of 16 mayors from across the state has endorsed Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act and called on legislative leaders - Senate co-Leaders Sens. Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver - to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. The legislation would provide support to communities that have been plagued by vacant and abandoned properties.
Presti Karate Centers plan summer events, fundraisers
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
Presti Karate, celebrating 44 years in business, is hosting a variety of events this summer. To start off, the 14th annual Fantasy Island day for all its members is Saturday, June 7.
Niagara Falls C of C seeks nominations
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
The Niagara Falls New York Chamber of Commerce is looking for Business Community Service Award nominees. Award recipients will be honored at the NFNY Chamber of Commerce "Red Carpet Event" July 17.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls championship
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
The four-time champion Suicidal Saucies will look to stop the Nickel City Knockouts from winning their third consecutive Queen City Roller Girls Cup Championship tonight.
Miranda Lambert, Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes and Lionel Richie to perform on NBC's annual 'Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
NBC celebrates the nation's birthday with all-star performances by Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert and Lionel Richie on the live broadcast of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular."
Niagara University offering Summer Academy for students to get head start on college
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
Niagara University is presenting high school students and incoming NU freshmen with an opportunity to begin working on their college degrees early.
Silo serving 'Sand Dock Sundae'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 09:00 am
Why do we all scream for ice cream? Because we want more of it, of course.

Fortunately, The Silo Restaurant has us covered. The waterfront eatery has introduced a new dessert that is heavy in history and even heavier in scoops.

Relay For Life rocks on
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:20 pm
Hundreds of Islanders partied like rock stars May 31 and June 1 during the 12th annual Relay For Life at Veterans Park.
Rotary honors Students of the Year
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:15 pm
The Rotary Club of Grand Island and the Grand Island Central School District's PTSA honored 12 graduating seniors from Grand Island High School Tuesday at the annual Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year award banquet, held at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.