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'Blue Bloods': Tom Selleck relishes family dinners
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 09:10 pm
Keeping the New York City streets safe is hard work. For the Reagans, it's more than a job - it's a family vocation.
Donate blood
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:45 pm
Area residents are invited to participate in the Michele Breier Memorial Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the aerobics room at Freedom Place, 1801 Grand Island Blvd.
Knights of Columbus award poster contest winners
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:25 pm
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 awarded certificates and $25 gift cards to three winners in the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest on Feb. 25.
Lady (and the Tramp)
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
Grand Island High School Class of 2014 member Tyler Ludwig, a former wing for the Grand Island rugby team, and his biggest fan, girlfriend Rebecca Wall, GIHS Class of 2015, are good sports in supporting Grand Island rugby as the Lady and the Tramp during Tuesday's Rugby Club spaghetti dinner.
Grand Island Town Board: Proclamation issued for Island Eagle Scout
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
Prior to conducting regular town business Monday night at Town Hall, the Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation to Boy Scout Nolan Miles of Grand Island for receiving his Eagle Scout award.
Studley wins spaghetti-eating contest
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
The annual Grand Island Rugby Club spaghetti dinner featured the first-ever 2015 spaghetti-eating contest.
From soldier to peace activist: Russell Brown's story
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
On April 28, 2013, Buffalonian Russell Brown covered himself with fake blood and lay down on the road, simulating a dead person, near the gates of Hancock Air National Guard Base, home of the 174th Attack Wing, just outside of Syracuse.
Island of Hope: Living with cancer
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
One year ago, the Gworek family's lives changed forever when their son, Luke, was diagnosed with leukemia. In December 2013, doctors discovered the blood cancer and immediately started him on a heavy dose of chemotherapy.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kevin Sylvester to emcee Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year awards committee has announced the master of ceremonies for the 49th annual event Thursday, April 23, will be Kevin Sylvester.
Before the Bridges: Born at the site of the Holiday Inn
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
An early family tragedy forged her character and a happy marriage, a son and grandchildren have enriched the life of Catherine Killian Long. She lives in a home that her late husband, Harvey, helped build. Photos of their son, Gary, his wife, Judy, their three daughters and their families surround her.
Gary Roesch throws hat into ring
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
Councilman Gary Roesch has announced his candidacy for another four-year term on the Grand Island Town Board.
Love, forgiveness themes of first Lenten luncheon
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
Stuffed shells, meatballs and a father's unconditional love for his son were on the menu at Wednesday's Lenten luncheon, the first in a series of five luncheons held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road.
Scout chose project to benefit church
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
John Sosnowski, a lifelong resident of Grand Island and a senior at Canisius High School, has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 630 since the sixth grade at St. Stephen School. In position for the highest rank as a Boy Scout - an Eagle Scout - he chose as his final project something that would benefit his church.
Obit: Beryl M. Kinney
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
Beryl M. Kinney (née O'Mara) passed away March 8 at the age of 86.
Floridian and son navigate autism
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
"Jason" became personally acquainted with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when his child, "Tommy," was diagnosed at 4. Jason, which wasn't his real name, reads this column in a Florida newspaper. He wanted a pseudonym to protect his son's identity.
Before the Bridges: Bernice Dinsmore - from horse-&-buggy to a river cruise
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:00 pm
One of Bernice Stack Dinsmore's early memories is of riding to St. Stephen R.C. Church in a horse-drawn logging sled because there was too much snow on the roads for the horse-and-buggy to handle.
47th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show set
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society, an affiliate of the Buffalo Museum of Science, announced its 47th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show will take place at the Grange Market Buildings on the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Mekhi Phifer, Lisa Loeb, Erin Andrews on 'The Chew'
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
Next week on "The Chew," celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome the following guests:
Registration open for fifth annual 'Garlic Mustard Challenge'
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
Scout groups, civic organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate in the "Garlic Mustard Challenge," a friendly competition to remove a harmful plant from Western New York.
AAA Insurance offers top 5 tips for winter weather warm-up
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
AAA Insurance is encouraging homeowners to take precautions now as the winter snow begins to melt.
Erie County Fair welcomes Little Big Town
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:40 pm
The Erie County Fair has announced award-winning country group Little Big Town will join the concert lineup in the GUSTO Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.
Sarina-Joi Crowe is eliminated on 'American Idol XIV'
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:40 pm
It was revealed Sarina-Joi Crowe, of Columbia, Tennessee, received the fewest votes and was eliminated.
Ortt: Senate budget a huge boost to WNY schools
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:40 pm
Republican State Sen. Rob Ortt announced Thursday the passage of the State Senate's "Brighter Future" budget plan, and laid out the benefits for Western New York schools and families.
Andy Samberg to host 67th Primetime Emmy Awards
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:40 pm
Emmy Award-winning writer, actor and comedian Andy Samberg will host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards airing live coast-to-coast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 20 (8 p.m. ET) on FOX.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster announces re-election bid
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:45 am
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster announced his intention to seek re-election to a third term as mayor of the Cataract City Thursday.
Diesel students grateful to Milton CAT for donation
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:20 am
The heavy equipment/diesel/ag mechanics students at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Niagara Career and Technical Education Center are getting a chance to work with a brand-new engine courtesy of Milton CAT of Batavia.
Northgate Health Care: A birthday celebration that was twice as nice
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:20 am
It was a special day at Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield as resident Tom Burock of Wheatfield and his wife, Dorothy, both celebrated their 80th birthdays with family and friends.
BOCES culinary students take gold at Taste of Education
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:15 am
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES ProStart Culinary team cooked their way into first place at the 2015 Taste of Education at Salvatore's Italian Garden Restaurant
North Tonawanda Common Council discusses Webster Street concerts
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:05 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council got a little glimpse of summer at Tuesday's work session when the organizer behind the annual Webster Street concert series stopped by to discuss this year's event.
Aquarium of Niagara begins Seafood Watch partnership
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:05 am
A new program at the Aquarium of Niagara will help shoppers and businesses make environmentally friendly seafood choices.
Starpoint transportation requests due
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:00 am
April 1 is the deadline for transportation requests to non-public schools for the 2015-16 school year. If you are contemplating sending your child/children to a non-public school this fall, submit your request before April 1.
Wheatfield Lions host club's district governor
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:00 am
On March 5, the Town of Wheatfield Lions Club hosted the visit of Lions Club District Gov. Mike Lawkowski, as well as visiting former governors and dinner chairman Paul Wilson, who congratulated the organization for its hard work and presented three membership certificates to three new members.
Advanced Dental extends Operation Whiter-Brighter
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:00 am
Advanced Dental is extending its fundraising program for the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Station through April 1.
Wheatfield moves forward with drainage study, library
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:00 am
Wheatfield's Town Board moved ahead with two major proposals Monday: one to begin the process of obtaining a library in the town, and another to start a comprehensive drainage study.
Swing dance (or learn how) at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to "Swing Into the '40s" at a new swing dance event March 28.
Scotty Bowman Showcase returns for 11th year
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the 11th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Sunday, April 12, at First Niagara Center. The 2015 Scotty Bowman Showcase consists of three all-star hockey games between players from Buffalo and their rivals from Rochester. Admission for the games is $5.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission supports the efforts of Lewiston Council on the Arts as sponsor of the Lewiston Art Festival, which draws tens of thousands of visitors to historic Lewiston each year.
High school students trained in 'soft skills' during trip to NU
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:45 pm
A majority of the students who participate in the National Academy Foundation have their academic competencies in order. Brushing up on their so-called "soft skills" was the focus of a series of workshops held at Niagara University yesterday.
Vincentian seminarian spends month at NU, serves local community
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:30 pm
If you blinked, you probably missed David Serrano. The quiet-but-affable Vincentian seminarian wrapped up a 33-day stay at Niagara University March 2.
Poloncarz introduces Dirschberger as nominee for commissioner of social services
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz introduced Al Dirschberger Ph.D., LSCW, as his nominee for Erie County commissioner of social services Wednesday.
 

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