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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.
NBC Sports Group to present inaugural National Pro Grid League playoffs and final
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
NBC Sports Group and the National Pro Grid League, the country's first ever professional fitness league, today announced an exclusive coverage agreement to present more than 10 hours of the league's inaugural playoffs across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.
U.S. Brig Niagara arrives at Canalside
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
The historic U.S. Brig Niagara arrives at Canalside at 3 p.m. Thursday. The Brig Niagara will come into port firing her 32-pound carronades, and carrying as much sail as conditions permit.
Happily 'Ever After': New Consignment boutique opens in Lewiston
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
A hip new clothing store with old-school décor debuted Wednesday in Lewiston.

Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique owner Jamie Symmonds opened Ever After Consignment Boutique at 402 Center St.

1812 Legacy Council, Treaty of Ghent delegation to plant peace rose 200 years after War of 1812
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara 1812 Legacy Council, in cooperation with the Niagara Parks Commission, Parks Canada, Old Fort Niagara, and its many other 1812 partners, is pleased to welcome the Treaty of Ghent Association from Ghent, Belgium, to the Niagara region from July 15-17.
UB Center for the Arts announces 2014-15 M&T Bank Dance Series
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:55 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, has announced the 2014-15 M&T Bank Dance Series. All five performances will be held in the Center's Mainstage Theatre. Tickets are available now by subscription only. Individual tickets will go on sale Aug. 8.
Niagara USA nail polish line launching at 'Mini Mani's' on Old Falls Street
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:55 pm
The first-ever Niagara USA nail polish line will launch at "Mini Mani's." The Old Falls Street event takes place Saturday, July 12, in downtown Niagara Falls. The public is invited to join NTCC and Gridlock Lacquer for the unveiling of new nail polish products showcasing the iconic heritage, natural beauty and romantic ambience of Niagara USA.
Summerfest sponsors announced
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:55 pm
Porter on the Lake Summerfest, a family event to benefit the park, is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, from 3-10 p.m. at Porter on the Lake Park, Dietz Road (off Route 18) in Youngstown.
MDA invites public to vote for favorite telethon moment
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:00 pm
For the first time, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast "MDA Show of Strength Telethon," one of America's longest-standing and most beloved fundraising and entertainment events, will invite America to help shape the content of the show that airs this Labor Day weekend.
Village of Lewiston: Machelor to lead Planning Board
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:50 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano has appointed a new chairman for the municipality's Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board, and taken steps to replace two departed members.

At Monday's reorganizational meeting, Collesano selected Norm Machelor to replace Ken Slaugenhoupt, who opted not to continue on the board.

Machelor was appointed to the Planning Board in 2013. Prior to that, he served 12 years on Grand Island's Planning Board.

"I like the way he is with people that come in looking to build, or for expanding or whatever," Collesano said. "He's got a level head."

North Tonawanda: Ortt announces opening of Meadow Drive extension
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:35 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt, Congressman Brian Higgins, State Sen. George Maziarz, City Attorney Shawn Nickerson and other local officials participated in a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday for the long-awaited Meadow Drive extension, which will expand from west to east between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
Ringo Starr provides inaugural contribution to new Turning Stone 'Hands of Fame' exhibit
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:25 am
Turning Stone Resort Casino in Central New York has announced the launch of its Turning Stone "Hands of Fame" exhibit, with an inaugural contribution from rock and roll legend Ringo Starr.
Buffalo Zoo: Rhino calf now on exhibit for public view
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:20 am
The Buffalo Zoo's rhino calf is now on exhibit. Visitors to the Buffalo Zoo can view Monica the rhino calf during limited viewing hours every day from 10 a.m. until noon in the Indian rhinoceros exhibit yard.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Bluhm presented Purple Heart
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:15 am
In a formal ceremony at the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial in Hyde Park Monday, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Bluhm was presented with the Purple Heart military service medal awarded for wounds sustained in action while serving in Afghanistan.
Niagara University names Mostiller director of human resources
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:15 am
Donna Mostiller has been appointed as Niagara University's director of human resources. Mostiller comes to Niagara from the Girl Scouts of Western New York Inc., where she has served as senior vice president of human resources since 2011.
Niagara County Fair welcomes back 'K-9s In Flight'
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:00 am
Returning to the Niagara County Fair this year with a new show is "K-9s In Flight - Frisbee Dog and High Jump Show." "K-9's In Flight" is the ultimate canine sports show, offering the best in high-flying, acrobatic, wholesome family entertainment.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:45 am
Community Missions Inc. will hold its annual "Duck Race" at Canal Fest of the Tonawandas on Saturday, July 19, at 3 p.m. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen chooses new executive director
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen named Elizabeth Kahn its new executive director.
Oscar, Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson headed to Fallsview Casino
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson performs live at Fallsview Casino in October.
Niagara University finance professor scales South American volcano
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
While many were reveling in the yearly celebration of America's birthday, a Niagara University assistant professor was climbing one of the world's tallest active volcanoes.
NBC's 'Food Fighters' kicks off July 22 pitting amateur cooks, signature dishes against top professional chefs
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
It's the perfect recipe for the ultimate food battle when the best amateur cooks in America put their signature dishes to the test against five professional chefs in "Food Fighters," a high-stakes culinary game premiering Tuesday, July 22 (8 p.m.) on NBC.
Mayor Ortt announces opening of Meadow Drive Extension
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:00 am
Mayor Robert G. Ortt and other local officials will be holding a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday at 10 a.m. for the long awaited Meadow Drive Extension, which will extend from West to East between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
Nik Wallenda honored in Niagara Falls with high wire plaque
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 03:55 pm
A plaque honoring Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," was installed Monday in Niagara Falls, New York. The monument sits near the spot where Wallenda mounted his tightrope to cross the falls into Canada June 15, 2012.
Mark Daul: 'Take me fishing'
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 07:00 am
I would like to praise all the organizations and businesses that sponsor kid's fishing contests, and have continued for years, realizing many children wouldn't get this opportunity to fish if it wasn't for these events.
Action, adventure, history splash together on a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours ride
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
For centuries, Niagara Falls has attracted visitors from around the world. In the past two decades, however, it's had genuine competition from the Niagara River.
Brochey seeks to form Supervisor/Citizen Committee
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey announced this week plans to form a Supervisor/Citizen Committee.
Residents' survey responses may dictate future of Youngstown Post Office
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
The U.S. Postal Service is looking for community input on the hours of the Youngstown Post Office.
Equi*Star celebrating 20th anniversary
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
Equi*Star is a therapeutic riding center dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities through equine related activities. On July 27, Equi*Star will hold an open house to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Lewiston Senior Center July calendar
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road, Lewiston, announces its July calendar of events and programs, now underway.
NRAA fishing tourneys this summer
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Anglers Association has announced two upcoming fishing tournaments along the lower Niagara River.
Lewiston Police Blotter for July 5, 2014
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
The following activity occurred Monday, June 23, to Sunday, June 29, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 110 response calls during this period.
Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2014
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, June 27, Lewiston-Porter High School held its annual commencement exercises at Artpark. The following are members of the Lew-Port Class of 2014:
'Artist to Watch' Echosmith hammers out musical success
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 01:35 pm
Eight months after releasing their debut album, "Talking Dreams," the four Sierota siblings - Sydney, 17 (vocals/keyboard); Jamie, 21 (vocals/guitar); Noah, 18 (vocals/bass); and Graham, 15 (drums) - better known as Echosmith - are an MTV "Artist to Watch."
 


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