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Celebrating veterans
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:25 pm
'DWTS': 5 couples remain as competition heats up for semifinals, each couple performs two new dances
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:25 pm
The five remaining couples advance to the semifinals in one of the show's tightest competitions ever, on "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Nov. 14 (8-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. Each couple will dance two dances - one being a style the couple has not danced to yet, and the second being a trio dance, in which each celebrity couple will dance with a third dancer.
Amherst Skating Club hosts annual figure skating competition
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 01:50 pm
The 29th annual Amherst Invitational will take place this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, at the Northtown Center. The event is free for the public to attend. It runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; while Sunday's events will begin at 9 a.m. and are scheduled to conclude around 1 p.m.
Niagara Arts Guild to host decorative painter
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:45 am
The next meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Donna McMichael will demonstrate her skills in decorative painting.
Light Up the Boulevard on Nov. 19
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:30 am
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the excitement is building for the fifth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities. A joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, this community event will take place Saturday, Nov. 19.
First historic homes plaque presented
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:30 am
The Town of Grand Island Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented its first historic homes plaque to Susan Myers, 2488 Whitehaven Road, on Saturday, Nov. 5. The plaque reads "Circa 1865."
Hymn festival to kick off Reformation celebrations
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:15 am
Under the leadership of David Werth, music director of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Wheatfield, representatives of seven local Lutheran churches have planned a year-long series of public events ending in October 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Niagara BOCES inducts students into National Technical Honor Society
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:10 am
Students from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society for maintaining an 89.5 percent average in their career and technical education programs and an 84.5 percent average at their high schools.
Wheatfield adopts 2017 budget
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:10 am
The Wheatfield Town Board adopted the town's 2017 budget on Monday. It provides a minimal tax cut to a typical homeowner.
Frosty's in town
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:05 am
Drivers passing the corner of Military and Packard roads have likely noticed a new man in town.
Buffalo Sabres recall Justin Falk
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Friday announced the team recalled defenseman Justin Falk from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Music superstar Faith Hill to release 'Deep Tracks' on Nov. 18 via Warner Bros. Records
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Multiplatinum, five-time Grammy Award-winning superstar Faith Hill will release an album titled "Deep Tracks" on Nov. 18 via Warner Bros. Records.
Chris Tomlin announces 2017 'Worship Night In America' Tour
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Grammy winner Chris Tomlin continues to work to bring the church together in unity and prayer with his "Worship Night In America" Tour, kicking off April 4, 2017. Featuring Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and Jason Barton, the tour will make 23 stops across the U.S., filling arenas with thousands of voices lifted in praise.
Niagara University makes Military Times' List of Best Colleges for Veterans
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Niagara University is one of the nation's top institutions when it comes to embracing America's veterans as students, according to comprehensive results released by Military Times.
Poloncarz schedules public meetings on proposed 2017 budget
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced two upcoming public presentations of his proposed 2017 Erie County budget designed to give county residents details on what is contained in the proposal and also allow for discussion and questions.
Schneiderman releases updated resource guide to keep veterans & troops current on consumer, legal protections
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
In honor of Veteran's Day, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released an updated resource guide and website to provide veterans and active duty military personnel with information related to the education, consumer protection and legal benefits available to them during and after active military service.
Program to address care of children with special needs
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 07:00 am
A new program dedicated to providing service coordination and care management services to young people with special needs will present an introductory seminar Nov. 17 in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium.
It's 'The Chew' to the rescue for Thanksgiving tips
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 07:00 am
Never fear, "The Chew" has the tips, tricks and recipes you need for a flawless and fabulous Thanksgiving feast!
J. Fitzgerald Group named agency of record for UBMD Physicians' Group
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:35 pm
J. Fitzgerald Group, an international marketing and communications firm based in Lockport, has been named the agency of record for UBMD Physicians' Group, Western New York's largest medical group.
Mouse Pad, of 360 PSG, takes home 3 of 6 awards at Town Ballroom Music Is Art benefit event
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:20 pm
Buffalo-based not-for-profit Music Is Art hosted its second annual "Battle of the Corporate Bands" this past Saturday at the iconic local music venue The Town Ballroom.
Give for Greatness grant applications now being accepted
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program. Up to 35 grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Switchfoot announces 'Cold Turkey Party Live' from The Hollywood Palladium
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Multiplatinum-selling, Grammy-winning band Switchfoot has announced it's teamed up with Live Nation for the first "Cold Turkey Party."
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help families in need of holiday meals
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:50 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry local families, the 11th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger," presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, will be held from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the Eastern Hills Mall parking lot, 4545 Transit Road in Williamsville.
Memorial announces Premier 2017 co-chairs
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:50 pm
Dharshan and Shannon Jayasinghe and Dr. Michael and Liz Mitchell have been named co-chairs of The 2017 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Lewiston Senior Center celebrates Halloween
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:35 pm
The Lewiston Senior Center recently held a Halloween dress-up lunch. The event featured some unique costumes, like the ones pictured. The seniors are shown with Town of Lewiston Town Clerk Donna Garfinkel. (Photo by Don Butkuss)
Dance with the Danceline
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:35 pm
The Niagara University Danceline will sponsor its fifth annual dance clinic for girls ages 6 to 14 on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Niagara University.
American Niagara Hospitality honoring veterans & active duty service members with restaurant discounts
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:35 pm
American Niagara Hospitality reminds readers its Rainforest Cafe and TGI Fridays locations will honor Western New York veterans and active-duty service members in the month of November.
Price Rite Supermarkets announces annual 'Check-Out Hunger' fundraising campaign
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:25 pm
Price Rite Supermarkets has announced the launch of its annual "Check-Out Hunger" fundraising campaign, which will benefit local food banks in communities served by Price Rite stores across the northeast.
Niagara University students perform service at Habitat for Humanity site
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:10 pm
Back in July, 22 soon-to-be Niagara University freshmen participated in a day of service at a 60th Street site that had just been acquired by the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity.
Buffalo Sabres: Tyler Ennis undergoes groin surgery
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced forward Tyler Ennis has undergone surgery on his groin and will be out for several weeks.
Trump's win in Niagara County first for GOP since Reagan
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:10 pm
Donald J. Trump's victory in Niagara County was historic on a number of levels, marking the first time a Republican had won the county since Ronald Reagan in 1984, County GOP Chairman Scott Kiedrowski announced after reviewing election returns at Republican Party headquarters.
Election wrap-up
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 04:20 pm
•In Niagara County and northern Erie County, the race for the 145th Assembly District seat pitted incumbent John Ceretto, D-Lewiston, against retired Niagara Falls City Court Judge Angelo Morinello, R-C-I-Niagara Falls.
Hilbert College freshman organizes 5K to benefit Kaely's Kindness
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 04:15 pm
Hilbert College freshman Logan Yotter of Lockport is organizing a 5K race on Nov. 19. The event will benefit Kaely's Kindness Foundation, which is focused on providing resources for teens living with cancer.
AAA offering presidential inauguration trip in January
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 04:15 pm
The 2016 presidential race will go down in history - no matter who you voted for. As both candidates were working on their campaigns, AAA Western and Central New York was busy planning a presidential inauguration trip, set to take place Jan. 18-21, 2017.
Holy Name Society marks 100th anniversary
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 04:10 pm
Richard Wood, left center, holds a citation congratulating the Holy Name Society of St. Peter Church in Lewiston on the 100th anniversary of its formation at the parish in 1916. Wood, who joined the Holy Name Society in 1950, has been a member of St. Peter's parish since 1955.
Bills & Republic Services host electronics recycling drive
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 10:45 am
From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, the Bills and Republic Services will host their fourth annual electronic recycling drive at New Era Field in the Bills Fieldhouse lot, across from the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Members of the community are invited to bring their old electronic items and safely recycle them.
Niagara Falls: Women's health issues subject of public forum on Thursday
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 10:30 am
External, financial and societal pressures are leading to internal struggle in Niagara County women and, ultimately, this is leading to substance abuse and a higher number of drug-addicted newborns.
Niagara County votes for Trump, Erie County backs Clinton
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 09:45 am
While Democrat Hillary Clinton handily won the state of New York's 29 electoral votes on Tuesday, residents in NFP's coverage areas were split almost in half in their vote for president.
Morinello victorious in 145th Assembly District
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 11:10 pm
Former Judge Angelo Morinello has a healthy lead on incumbent Assemblyman John Ceretto, and is claiming victory in the 145th district.
Skillet first Christian band to hit No. 1 on mainstream rock chart
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 05:05 pm
Grammy-nominated and multiplatinum-selling rockers Skillet are celebrating their first No. 1 single on the mainstream rock chart with their anthemic hit "Feel Invincible" off their latest project, "Unleashed" (Atlantic).