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'Give for Greatness' 2014 grant applications now being accepted
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 07:00 am
Grant applications are now being accepted for "Give for Greatness" 2014 general operating support. Fifteen grants in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed thanks to the "Lawyers for the Arts" event held earlier this year.
Buffalo Sabres announce 'Kids Day'
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team will offer special ticket pricing for "Kids Day," sponsored by Perry's Ice Cream, for the team's game at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, against the Anaheim Ducks.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser at Salvatore's
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation announces its 2014 fundraiser to benefit JDRF programs. "Win for Diabetes - the 2014 Grapes & Hops Fall Fest" takes place 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road in Depew.
Community Missions to hold community prayer service
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:50 pm
Community Missions will hold an interfaith community prayer service Tuesday as part of the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding. The service will be held from 3:30-4:15 p.m. with light refreshments to follow the service.
Niagara University to recognize seven educational leaders during 2014 awards dinner
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:30 pm
Niagara University's College of Education will recognize the contributions of seven educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony this Thursday.
Hair's to you
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:30 pm
This past Thursday, Sandy Santos, Complete Senior Care PACE participant and a Niagara Falls resident, had her head shaved by Complete Senior Care employee and breast cancer survivor Kim Williamson.
'The Voice': Taylor Swift named key adviser for 'Knockout' rounds
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:20 pm
NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series "The Voice" has confirmed seven-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift as the key adviser for the current season. Swift will serve as the sole mentor for all of the artists on each of the four teams.
'Today' invades WWE 'Monday Night Raw' with Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Joan Lunden
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:20 pm
The lively, funny and entertaining co-stars of NBC "Today's" fourth hour are putting down their wine glasses and joining WWE as guest stars on "Monday Night Raw" at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 on the USA Network.
Welcome to Lewiston, Vita Bella
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:20 pm
Vita Bella Photography held a ribbon-cutting for its new photography studio in the Village of Lewiston.
Higgins, Ryan endorse Riverkeeper plan for Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced they are endorsing a plan for the development of Buffalo's Outer Harbor that was created by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.
TNT breaks Guinness World Records for world's tallest pancake stack
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:00 pm
In celebration of the's premiere of the new cooking competition series "On the Menu," TNT has broken a Guinness World Records record for the world's tallest pancake stack.
Kara Dudley on TV
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:20 pm
Grand Islander Kara Dudley made an appearance on "The Steve Harvey Show" Oct. 1 to discuss her accidental photobombing of Victoria Secret model Karlie Kloss, a moment captured by paparazzi that appeared on several worldwide websites.
Lewiston fire companies set open houses
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:20 pm
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, the Town of Lewiston Bureau of Fire Prevention announces the following Lewiston area volunteer fire companies will hold open houses:
Veterans appreciation dance
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:20 pm
Youngstown VFW Lake Ontario Post 313 will sponsor a veterans appreciation dance from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 625 Third St.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Sept. 26, 2014
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:10 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 345 calls from Sept. 6 to 19. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Obit: Dana C. Boyle
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:10 pm
Dana Cortright Boyle, 88, a resident of Grand Island for 58 years, passed away peacefully after a long illness at the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
Law signed giving volunteer firefighters, ambulance squad members authorized absences
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:10 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R- I-60, announced Oct. 1 a bill he sponsored that supports the work by volunteer firefighters and first responders throughout the state, including Western New York, has been signed into law.
Islander named 'Veteran of the Month'
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 04:10 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Dan McMahon as the ninth recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
First-ever Friday night game draws record crowd
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
A crowd estimated at more than 2,000 celebrated the rededication Friday of the new Gene Masters Field at Grand Island High School.
2-vehicle crash leads to DWI arrest
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Crash Investigation Unit is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sept. 22 around just after midnight.
Mass for the loss of a child to be held
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
A special Mass to offer prayer, healing and hope to those grieving the loss of a child, including miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 29, at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road.
Obit: David A. Hiser
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
Grand Island resident David A. Hiser entered into rest Sept. 20, 2014.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Sept. 26, 2014
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
The following incidents occurred from Sept. 8 to 21, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 62 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 1,097 calls so far this year. At the same date a year ago, the GIFC had responded to 1,042 calls.
Warm up with chowder, get a flu shot
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:50 pm
St. Paul's United Church of Christ-Shawnee, 3921 Mapleton Road, Wheatfield, will host its annual chowder sale and flu shot clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
Leaf pickup begins in Town of Niagara
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:50 pm
The Town of Niagara will begin its first annual leaf pickup for the residential neighborhoods on Monday, Oct. 20.
German dinner
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:50 pm
The annual German Harvest Dinner, hosted by the Historical Society of North German Settlements of WNY, will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the St. James Fellowship Hall, located behind the church at Rohr and Niagara Streets in Bergholz.
Sports Hall of Fame adds 11
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame voted in 11 new inductees that comprise the class of 2014 at a recent board of directors meeting.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Boaters rescued after being thrown into river
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:50 pm
At 1:27 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel received a distress call from Niagara County 911 that a boat was "spinning out of control with two people in the water" in the Niagara River somewhere off the 5200 block of East River Road.
Gemini's Closet: Consignment store opens on Military
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
Across from the Fashion Outlet Mall on Military Road sits an unassuming little shop. Inside, it doesn't look quite so little, covered wall-to-wall in clothes in different styles, designer and vintage; casual and formal.
Wheatfield resident remembered as organ donation hero
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
The late Joseph G. Marks Jr. of Wheatfield is being honored by Unyts as the organ donation hero of the month for October 2014.
Heppner joins Wheatfield Family Dentistry
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
Dr. Heather Heppner has joined the Wheatfield Family Dentistry practice.
TV raffle benefits WNY Heroes
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
Every year for the past four years, Terry and Carol Vosburgh (pictured) from VOZ Cycle City, 3287 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Wheatfield, purchase a flat screen TV to raffle with the proceeds used to purchase bicycles and toys for Western New York Heroes.
Wedding gown sale fights cancer
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
Brides Against Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit that tours the country selling donated wedding gowns with the proceeds directly going towards programs and services for people who are impacted by cancer.
Town of Niagara: Tentative budget released
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
The Town of Niagara distributed its $8.2 million tentative budget for 2015 Wednesday night at Town Hall. It announced a 41-cent per $1,000 of assessed valuation tax increase for homesteads, and a 55-cent per $1,000 of assessed valuation increase for non-homestead properties.
107th Airlift Wing takes final flight
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Wing took their final fight in a C-130 Hercules last Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station before making the transition to operating remotely-piloted aircraft.
There's no place like home: Introducing new Tribune editor
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
Hello, Wheatfield, Town of Niagara and Sanborn! As I'm sure you noticed last week, Sue Campbell has retired as Tribune editor, and I'll be taking over from here on out.
Arrest made in 2 Wheatfield armed robberies
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
On Thursday, Sept. 25, about 20 minutes past midnight, Niagara County Communications received a 911 call from the clerk at 7-11, 6880 Plaza Drive, Wheatfield, reporting that she had just been robbed by a white male wearing a red sweatshirt that was turned inside out. He also displayed a knife.
Fire engine rides, coloring contest highlight Upper Mountain open house
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
Fire engine rides, a live burn demonstration and hands-on challenges for attendees will join fire safety education and blood pressure checks on what promises to be an entertaining day Saturday, Oct. 4, when the Upper Mountain Fire Co. holds its annual Community Open House.
Locktoberfest opens today
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:00 pm
Downtown Lockport will host the first-ever Locktoberfest celebration this weekend.
Operation Christmas Child recipient to share story this weekend in WNY
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 01:25 pm
In 1999, Livia Satterfield, now 27 and living in Georgia, received a package from Operation Christmas Child. She was an orphan living in a world that was dark, dreary and lonely.