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Village of Lewiston officials sworn-in
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Hon. Town of Lewiston Judge Hugh Gee officiated the swearing-in Monday of Mayor Terry Collesano and trustees Vic Eydt and Dan Gibson. All three, and Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland, won their respective elections last month.
Megadeth takes over Artpark
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 am
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has toured the world. He's been everywhere from India to Argentina, Thailand to Estonia and Russia to Switzerland.
Good times for all
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce presented its annual summer "Business Blender" Thursday at Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Water Street Landing in the Village of Lewiston. (photo by K&D Action Photography)
Mark Daul: Turning down a great jet adventure
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 am
Yes, that is what I did recently. Last week, my wife and I pulled into Fox Boyz Marina in Youngstown just to look around, and we watched the Village of Youngstown guys repairing a part of the launch ramp that appeared to be breaking off into the river.
'The Voice Live' tour is a blast
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 01:55 am
We've all watched "The Voice" on television and rooted for its singers. But few of us have had the opportunity to experience the show live.

Realizing this, the powers that be behind America's favorite singing competition have arranged it so that "The Voice" could come to "the venue" in each fan's backyard.

Yin and yang
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:30 pm
Artpark & Company hosted two very different acts:'70s-'80s classic pop-prog rockers Boston on Tuesday, and '90s-'00s alt-ska punk rockers Sublime with Rome.
Motorcycle ride honors Jonathan Cote
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:25 pm
Jonathon Cote was a U.S. Army veteran from Western New York who was taken hostage, along with four others, while working as a private security contractor in Iraq on Nov. 16, 2006. He was held captive/missing for 523 days before his body was found and flown home to Buffalo on April 28, 2008.
Town of Niagara: Outdoor movies, band concerts - free!
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:15 pm
Remember the old Starlite drive-in movie on Military Road? The Town of Niagara can't bring back the joys of sitting in or on the hood of your car to watch the latest movies in the summertime in what is now Wegmans Plaza. However, local residents can bring the family and spread a blanket or bring a lawn chair to Veterans Park on Lockport Road (across from Town Hall) this summer to watch outdoor movies on a giant screen.
New business helps mobile presence
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:10 pm
Puzzling Pixel LLC is a new company based out of Niagara Falls that helps business owners and organizations develop mobile ready websites and mobile apps.
Sabo re-elected N-W board president
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:10 pm
Steven Sabo was re-elected as president of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education last week at the board's annual reorganization meeting.
Toni Braxton, Dr. Oz, Howie Mandel, Jon Hamm, Vanessa Williams visit 'The Chew'
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
It's a star-studded week of encore broadcasts on ABC's "The Chew" when Grammy-winning singer Toni Braxton, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Howie Mandel, Jon Hamm and Vanessa Williams (visit.
Old Falls Street adds free weekly cooking demonstrations with Niagara Falls chef Bobby Anderson
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Chef Bobby Anderson, a Niagara Falls native and competitor on the fourth season of FOX's "Hell's Kitchen," is bringing "F-Bites" youth nutritional cooking program to Old Falls Street each Thursday, from noon until 1 p.m.
N-W students talk money with Maziarz
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
A group of students at Niagara-Wheatfield High School have had a lot of questions about why more funding can't be obtained for their district.
Scouting air show in NT
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
The fourth annual North Tonawanda Scouting Air Show is from 12:45 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Gratwick Park on River Road in North Tonawanda.
Bergholz chowder on sale
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
The Bergholz Volunteer Fire Co. and Ladies Auxiliary's monthly chowder and baked goods sale begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at the truck hall, 2470 Niagara Road in Bergholz.
Northgate carnival open to public
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Members of the community are invited to attend a summer carnival hosted by the McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at 7264 Nash Road, Wheatfield.
Health info at Sandra Lane
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
A wellness fair, open to the public, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Sandra Lane Senior Apartments, 705 Sandra Lane, North Tonawanda. Receive health information and enjoy giveaways, discounts and mini massages.
First Niagara helps Habitat for Humanity change lives with homes
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 05:55 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Habitat for Humanity will work together to build a new home at 118 Fox St., Buffalo. Employees of the bank will work at the house this month to help a local single mom and her children make their dream of home ownership a reality.

Habitat for Humanity ensures everyone has a decent place to live by providing affordable housing to families that might not otherwise be able to own a home. The houses are sold to pre-qualified families at no profit and with no interest charged while Habitat holds the mortgage.

The home on Fox Street is expected to be complete in late 2014. The First Niagara Foundation is providing $15,000 in funding for Habitat for Humanity to complete the project.

Obit: Raymond W. Killian
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 04:05 pm
Raymond W. Killian, age 97, a retired president of Kittenger Furniture Company, died May 7, 2014, in Bradenton, Florida. Family and friends are invited to a memorial Mass on July 19 at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island, with brunch to follow in the church community room.
Tiny insects put Island trees at risk
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 04:00 pm
The week of July 6 through 12 has been declared Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York state.
Obit: Marie Amato
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 04:00 pm
Marie Amato entered into rest Saturday, July 5, 2014.
The Woods at Bear Creek celebrates grand opening July 18-19
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 07:05 am
The Woods at Bear Creek will celebrate the grand opening of its "glamping" resort Friday, July 18, from 2 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, July 19, from noon until 10 p.m. at 3510 Bear Creek Road, Franklinville (just 15 minutes from the Village of Ellicottville).
Niagara Catholic to hold annual alumni weekend
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual alumni weekend July 18-21. The weekend includes a variety of events, many open to the public, as well as alumni.
Only four chefs remain on 'Hell's Kitchen'
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm
Tonight, four chefs moved one step closer to becoming the winner of "Hell's Kitchen," after a dramatic dinner service during which Joy Parham-Thomas, a kitchen supervisor from Philadelphia, stormed out of the kitchen, ending her chances of moving forward in the competition.
'Stand Up To Cancer' returns to primetime Friday, Sept. 5, for its fourth star-studded broadcast
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm
Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement "Stand Up To Cancer," a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, will return to primetime television Friday, Sept. 5 (8 p.m.).
WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen announces new board members
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm
The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has named Gina Fedele, Janet Owczarczak and Kathryn Gill as new members of its board of directors.
Street HockeyFest returns Aug. 24
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced registration is open for Street HockeyFest 2014. The popular street hockey tournament is scheduled this year on Sunday, Aug. 24.
'Extant' delivers summer's largest audience for a scripted series premiere
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:50 pm
The premiere of "Extant" delivered the summer's largest audience for a scripted series premiere and opened as the top new scripted series of the summer in viewers and key demos, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, July 9.
24th annual Olde Sanborn Days is a great family event
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 07:00 am
As we begin the month of July and with summer now in full swing, the Rotary Club of Niagara County-Central is busy preparing for its 24th annual Olde Sanborn Days festival, featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts and food vendors.
DEC reminds New Yorkers of state law restricting use of lawn fertilizers containing phosphorus
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers not to use lawn fertilizers that contain phosphorus.
Malene Ostergaard, Nick Garcia first finalists eliminated on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 12:00 am
Wednesday night, after America's vote was revealed on "So You Think You Can Dance," Jourdan Epstein, Brooklyn Fullmer, Malene Ostergaard, Casey Askew, Nick Garcia and Serge Onik were the three girls and three guys who received the fewest votes. After deliberating, the judges - Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Misty Copeland - determined Ostergaard and Garcia would be sent home at the end of the show.
Tops Friendly Markets to purchase Budwey's Market in Newfane
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:50 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced the company has entered into an agreement with Budwey's Market and, upon closing, will assume operation of the grocery store located at 2555 N. Main St., Newfane.

There are approximately 74 total employees at the Newfane location; each of whom has the option of applying for continued employment with Tops Markets.

"Budwey's has been an important part of the Newfane community for many years, and we plan to continue the tradition of providing shoppers with an outstanding shopping experience," said Frank Curci, Tops Markets president and CEO.

'Kids Cook-Off' returns for second go-round with Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri as coach and mentors
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Food Network icons and best-selling cookbook authors Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri return for season two of "Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off," premiering Sunday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m.
Cornerstone CFCU acquires naming rights for new ice arena in Lockport
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union has announced a 12-year agreement with Lockport Ice Arena & Sports Center Inc. for the naming rights to the new 93,500-square-foot facility under construction at 34 Chestnut St. Slated to open in September, the facility will be called Cornerstone CFCU Arena.
Buffalo Sabres acquire forward Samuels-Thomas from Winnipeg
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired left wing Jordan Samuels-Thomas from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Higgins: More than $340,000 for Daemen College nurse training program
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins today announced a federal grant totaling $340,800 for the Daemen College advanced education nursing traineeship program. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help train, educate and employ new primary care providers.
State Parks marks Invasive Species Awareness Week
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is celebrating New York's first Invasive Species Awareness Week to encourage park visitors to help prevent the spread of potentially harmful invasive plant and animal species throughout the state.
NBCSN to televise Liverpool v. AS Roma 'Football at Fenway' friendly July 23 in primetime
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
NBCSN will televise Liverpool's first match in the U.S. in 2014 as the Reds meet AS Roma in a "Football at Fenway" friendly at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 23, it was announced today.
ECHDC holding three public outreach meetings
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert Gioia today announced the agency plans to hold three community meetings to seek public input for the Outer Harbor blueprint due this fall.