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Niagara Wine Trail Wine and Culinary Festival promises 'educational entertainment'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
In case your summer of 2014 has not been filled with enough alcohol and delicious food thus far, make sure to attend The Niagara Wine Trail Wine and Culinary Festival July 26 and 27 at Academy Park in Lewiston, for your fair share.
'Saddle up' for Paddles Up
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Paddles Up Niagara, the Niagara River Greenway Commission's annual paddle sports event, returns to Grand Island for its ninth year of operation.

The main attraction of Paddles Up is its 4.8-mile paddle from the Little Beaver Launch Site to the East River Marsh Site and back.

Lewiston Public Library August programs, events and activities
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of August.
Artpark: Emilie Renier and John Barsoian preview 'Mary Poppins'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Artpark & Company will present the popular Disney musical "Mary Poppins" July 31 through Aug. 8 inside the Mainstage Theater.

Leads Emilie Renier and John Barsoian recently met last at The Orange Cat in Lewiston to drink coffee and preview the show.

New regatta comes to Youngstown
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club hosts the inaugural CanAm Challenge regatta this weekend on Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27 on Lake Ontario.
Toasting 10 years at Marjim Manor
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Next weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Winery at Marjim Manor, the family-owned Appleton winery known for its fruit wines, as well as its ghost stories.
Updated: Mike Marra resigns
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
It's been one of those weeks for Supervisor Dennis Brochey and the Lewiston Town Board.
Aretha inspires at Artpark
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Motown sensation Aretha Franklin, together with her Aretha Franklin Orchestra, thoroughly entertained an Artpark Tuesdays crowd this week, with a splendid blend of her 500-plus soul classics dating from the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Raby Memorial 5K Run this weekend
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:30 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association is holding its annual Jason Raby Memorial 5K Run and Walk this weekend.
Six N-W grads receive booster scholarships
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Ann D. Bishara, president of the Niagara-Wheatfield Community Boosters recently presented this year's six scholarships in memory of Alice Stradley, treasurer, who passed away Feb. 24.
First Bishara scholarship goes to Belote
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
The William Bishara Memorial Scholarship was presented to Emily Belote, salutatorian of the Niagara-Wheatfield Class of 2014, at Senior Awards Night last month.
Visit the Carrousel Museum on Wednesdays
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Once again the Carrousel Museum in North Tonawanda is offering free admission s through the generosity of local businesses on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. through Aug. 27.
Veterans convention set in Nebraska
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.
Coopers collecting donations for needy
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Operation: Walk the Walk is a campaign to collect men's new and used shoes, sneakers and boots that are in good condition. These will be distributed to the homeless at the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission on Aug. 16.
Public comment invited on law
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Wheatfield's concerns with Quasar and human waste sludge in its equate product is back in the news.
Kiwanis awards two scholarships; receives award
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:15 pm
On June 12, Jessica Lamson and Brian Zuch were honored with the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis' 2014 scholarship awards. The recipients and their families were treated to dinner at the Jetport Family Restaurant before Kiwanis President Mary Dohm presented the scholarship awards.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Cellular Connection to host 2nd annual backpack giveaway
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:10 pm
Residents in Grand Island are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, has announced that it will donate 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks.

More than 350 participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to bring their children to the store between noon and 2 p.m. on Aug. 2 to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

Obit: Dorothy Mae Bull Maier Killian
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:00 pm
Dorothy Mae Bull Maier Killian, age 93, of Oxford, Florida, peacefully passed away on June 9, 2014.
Obit: Frank O. Eldridge
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:00 pm
Frank O. Eldridge, entered into rest July 20, 2014. He was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Jerry Richard Livingston Sr.
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:00 pm
Jerry Richard Livingston Sr. of Canaseraga, N.Y., passed away at home July 3, 2014, after a difficult battle with cancer. He was born April 6, 1941, in Buffalo to Martin Luther and Esther (Jepson) Livingston.
Obit: Arthur Lawrence Bascomb
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:00 pm
Arthur "Artie" Lawrence Bascomb, age 65, of Brookfield, Connecticut, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for July 18, 2014
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:50 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 197 calls from July 5 to 11. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Second state record fish established for 2014
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced James VanArsdall of West Henrietta caught a record-breaking freshwater drum from Irondequoit Bay (Lake Ontario) in Monroe County.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for July 18, 2014
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:40 pm
The following incidents occurred from July 7 to 13, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 41 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 788 calls so far this year.
Hold on to your taste buds: Local residents launch Lewiston Culinary Tours
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
Come and discover the delicious cuisine the Village of Lewiston has to offer in a new and fun way with Lewiston Culinary Tours presented by The Roaming Table.
Comedian Lewis Black, singer Sheena Easton coming to Seneca Casinos this fall
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
Two additional renowned entertainers will appear at the Seneca Resorts & Casinos this fall. Comedian and social critic Lewis Black will take the stage at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca on Saturday, Oct. 18, and singer/actress Sheena Easton will perform at the Bear's Den Showroom in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Sept. 27.
New Christmas special, 'Toy Story That Time Forgot,' to air Dec. 2 on ABC
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
ABC announced its second Pixar Animation Studios special for television, "Toy Story That Time Forgot," a new Christmas special featuring your favorite characters from the "Toy Story" films, will air Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. The special comes on the heels of the success of "Toy Story OF TERROR!," which premiered to stellar ratings last October.
Zoe Saldana, James Franco and Vin Diesel headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show the week of July 28.
Scott Commings named 'Hell's Kitchen' season 12 winner
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
The 12th season of "Hell's Kitchen" came to an exciting close as host and head chef Gordon Ramsay announced Scott Commings the winner during Thursday's season finale on FOX.
Old Fort Niagara recalls 18th century war and diplomacy
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
From Aug. 1-3, Old Fort Niagara will offer a series of special programs recreating important events that took place between 1764 and 1783 that had a profound impact on the history of the U.S. and Canada.
Dangers of leaving your pet in a hot, parked car
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:30 pm
With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at its height, and it's time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car. Whether you're parking in the shade, just running into the store, or leaving the windows cracked, it is still not OK to leave your pet in a parked car.
Department of Health awards $376,000 grant to Memorial for innovative post-hospital care program
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
The New York State Department of Health has awarded a $376,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support the launch of an innovative program to support family members caring for Medicaid beneficiaries at home and in the community.

The program, called "Building Bridges to Home and Community Care," will restructure the hospital discharge process to ensure better post-hospital care and reduce hospital readmissions and nursing home stays, thereby generating more than $2.3 million in Medicaid savings between now and September 2015.

Grisanti names Kelly Carrigg 'Veteran of the Month'
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Kelly Carrigg as the seventh recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.

A resident of the Town of Hamburg who served with the 82nd Airborne Division, Carrigg is the seventh recipient of the monthly honor presented by Grisanti. She was awarded following an application and nomination process coordinated by staff members in Grisanti's veterans liaison office.

'America's Got Talent' reveals top 47 acts competing for your vote
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Get ready to vote America: NBC's top-rated summer series "America's Got Talent" has selected the Top 47 acts to vie for the coveted $1 million grand prize beginning Tuesday, July 29 (9 p.m.). The 48th act, chosen by "Today" viewers in the "Today's Got Talent" contest, will be revealed live during the "America's Got Talent" results show July 30 (9 p.m.).
'Saturday on Old Falls Street' features live music by four local performers
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Old Falls Street is hosting a free, day-long celebration of live music on Saturday, from noon until 10 p.m., on the middle block.
Local leaders hail volunteer firefighters
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Local leaders came out in force Wednesday night to thank volunteer firefighters and EMS workers as the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association kicked off its 115th annual convention at the St. Johnsburg Firehall in Wheatfield.
Brooklyn Fullmer and Marcquet Hill next finalists to depart 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:35 pm
Wednesday, after America's vote was revealed on "So You Think You Can Dance," Tanisha Belnap, Brooklyn Fullmer, Bridget Whitman, Zack Everhart, Marcquet Hill and Serge Onik were the three girls and three guys who received the fewest votes. The judges - Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Misty Copeland - determined at the end of the show that Fullmer and Hill would be sent home.
Another first in Western New York: Gates Vascular Institute performs first cardiac cryoablations
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:35 pm
Electrophysiologist Chee Kim, M.D., FACC, has performed the first cardiac cryoablations in Western New York at the Gates Vascular Institute.
American Lung Association report: Affordable Care Act offers opportunities to save lives, money by helping smokers quit
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:35 pm
With more than 8 million Americans now accessing health insurance through new options in the Affordable Care Act, there has never been a more crucial time for policymakers and insurance plans to act to save lives - and public dollars - by expanding and easing access to tools and treatments to help smokers quit, according to the American Lung Association's "Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014" report.
 


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