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Village of Lewiston: Memorial Day parade, ceremony back on
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 Cmdr. Bill Justyk and Adjutant Norm Machelor officially announced Thursday the Village of Lewiston Memorial Day ceremony is coming back after a year off.
Mount View offers seniors a new lease on life
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
At Mount View Assisted Living in Lockport, seniors aren't considered "old people." They're not forced into stereotypical hobbies or limited on what they can or can't do. In fact, they're encouraged to think past limitations - age, sickness, injury or anything else that would slow a person down.
New Stella program integrates outdoor experience into every class
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Unlike previous generations, today's children are growing up connected to technology that they use for learning, entertainment and communication. While advancements in digital communications have brought them closer to information and people, some behavioral experts fear they are becoming disconnected from the real world.
Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Principals report positive results
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
With Friday marking the halfway point of the 2015-16 school year, Lewiston-Porter Central Schools began assessing students' academic progress.
Town of Lewiston board hears of new taxpayers' alliance
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Despite Town Board changes and a new year, the frustrations of residents on how the Town of Lewiston manages its affairs continue as January 2016 turns into February.
'Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,' 'A Charlie Brown Valentine' to air Friday, Feb. 12, on ABC
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
"Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown," the 1975 special produced and animated by the same team that gave the world the now classic holiday specials - and taken directly from the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz's famed comic strip - will air with the classic "A Charlie Brown Valentine," Friday, Feb. 12 (8-9 p.m. EST) on ABC.
Canisius College to host 'Soup with Substance' event to celebrate legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Canisius College ALANA Student Center will host a "Soup with Substance" program from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Regis South Room of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Grand Island Board of Education: Teachers praise district's new iPad initiative
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Teachers and administrators say a new teaching project underway in Grand Island Central School District is having a transformational impact on students in second grade.
Grand Island native earns Junior Sailor of the Year
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Eley from Grand Island, serving aboard the USS Bulkeley, earned Junior Sailor of the Year for 2015.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Citizen of the Year Awards Committee is planning its 50th annual awards dinner to recognize individuals and businesses that have given greatly to the community and made it a better place to live, work and play.
Grand Island: New library director finds Island a welcoming place
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Patricia Covley said that she was "very excited about the opportunity" to work as the director of the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Grand Island Town Board: Gus Macker on agenda
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
A possible second edition of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament may tip off on Grand Island Boulevard in June.
State plans Niagara Falls dewatering, bridge replacements
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 07:00 pm
In coming years, area residents and visitors to Niagara Falls will be able experience a truly unique event - if plans announced this week hold true.
Obit: Dr. Phyllis Franzek
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:50 pm
Dr. Phyllis J. Franzek, 65, of Los Angeles, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, after a short illness. Born in Lewiston, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Eugenia (Deskiewicz) Franzek.
Simple steps for propane tank safety during winter storms
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:45 pm
The New York Propane Gas Association is asking consumers to take simple steps to aid in keeping propane tanks filled and keep families safe during and after winter storms.
Empower announces staff and leadership appointments
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:25 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, has announced several leadership appointments:
Higgins supports Buffalo's application for 'SMART Cities' challenge
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is backing a federal grant application submitted by the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC), in partnership with the City of Buffalo, Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Beyond Traffic: The SMART City Challenge."
Memorial Medical Center receives national recognition
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's innovative Get Well/Stay Well program, which provides holistic care to older adults at the Summit Family Care Center in Wheatfield, has won a prestigious national award.
Community Missions: 19th annual 'Sweetheart Dinner' benefits Niagara County's neediest
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Community Missions Inc. will hold its 19th annual "Sweetheart Dinner" on Friday, Feb. 5, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to raise awareness and funds for the agency's crisis services programs.
Village of Youngstown receives unexpected donations for Veteran's Memorial security system
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Thursday's Village of Youngstown Board meeting began with a pleasant surprise. The Vietnam Veterans of America Niagara County Chapter 268 presented donations to the village in honor of Francis Daniel Zuhlke, a veteran and active community member who passed away in October.
'Operation Whiter-Brighter' to support Niagara Air Base for 10th straight year
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Western New Yorkers can have smiles as white as snow and support a good cause - just in time for spring.
Harrison Ford previews 'Star Wars'-themed lands, Tori Kelly, Jessie J and Kelsea Ballerini take center stage at ABC's 'The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60'
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Acclaimed actor Harrison Ford, who portrays Han Solo in the "Star Wars" film franchise, gives viewers an exclusive preview of "Star Wars"-themed lands being developed at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
Acting Erie County DA Flaherty announces new community outreach initiative
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. was joined Thursday by leading members of Erie County in a community forum to announce a brand-new community outreach initiative of the office of the Erie County district attorney (ECDA).
Obit: Mary Lorraine 'Lorry' Kehoe
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 04:15 pm
Mary Lorraine "Lorry" Kehoe passed away Jan. 22, 2016.
'Grimm': Eve emerges from Hexenbiest Juliette; Bitsie Tulloch explains twist
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 04:00 pm
On the back end of "Grimm's" fourth season last year, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) turned into a Hexenbiest - nasty and super-powerful - betrayed Nick's mother and then tried to kill Nick - before taking a double-dose of crossbow courtesy of Trubel.
New storage facility opens in Town of Niagara
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 11:40 am
Sandro Viola, a Town of Niagara resident for 35 years, has opened Towne Centre Storage, a storage facility, at 8605 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Meetings for dementia caregiver support groups in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 11:40 am
Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be stressful and isolating, but support groups can provide coping tools and a welcoming embrace from others in the same position.
DEC looks to secure funds for landfill remediation
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 11:00 am
Last month, the Department of Environmental Conservation recategorized the Niagara Sanitation site off Nash Road from a class 3 site, which is described as offering no hazard to the public, to a class 2 site, indicating there is a potential hazard to the public.
Food Bank: Community's help needed to 'Check Out Hunger'
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:45 am
Western New Yorkers will be able to help feed hungry families in the community while shopping for groceries throughout the month of February.
WNED | WBFO's 2016 special, 'Making a Difference,' recognizes WNY citizens committed to making a positive community impact
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:45 am
WNED-TV has completed production on a new "Making a Difference" television special. This year's program features nine exemplary individuals who work year-round to create change and make a positive impact in their communities.
DEC accepting applications for annual Environmental Excellence Awards
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Environmental Excellence Awards program, Acting DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Conservation tree and shrub seedlings now available
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:35 am
Order forms for the 2016 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Hospice volunteers gear up for spring bouquet sale
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:35 am
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2016 spring bouquet sale. The sale will run March 7-13 with presale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.
Free tax prep available through EOC
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center is again offering free tax preparation for individuals and families meeting economic and income guidelines, the latest installment of a quickly expanding program.
U.S. News ranks UB's education, nursing online programs among best
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:25 am
Online degree programs offered by the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education and School of Nursing were named among the best online programs by U.S. News & World Report.
Singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela cast as Jesus Christ, multiplatinum recording artist Chris Daughtry to play Judas in 'The Passion'
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:00 am
Singer/songwriter and actor Jencarlos Canela has been cast in the role of Jesus Christ in "The Passion," a two-hour epic musical event airing live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20 (8-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.
The Academy announces first slate of presenters and performers for 88th Oscars
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:00 am
Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced the first slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 28, on ABC.
16 celebrities from TV, film, music and sports compete for favorite charities on Arnold Schwarzenegger-led 'The Celebrity Apprentice'
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:55 am
Sixteen celebrities are set to compete for their favorite charities when "The Celebrity Apprentice" shifts to Los Angeles for its eighth season where twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger reigns over the boardroom.
Shawn Mendes is first concert announced for 2016 Erie County Fair
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:45 am
The Erie County Fair has announced its first concert of the 2016 National Grid Concert Series. Pop star Shawn Mendes will perform on the GUSTO Grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
A B.A.S.I.C. winter recess at NU: Serving those in need
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:35 am
When college students travel during the winter semester break, it's rare they do so to harvest potatoes, pick carrots and feed the homeless - unless said college students attend Niagara University.