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Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
Although trick-or-treaters are gearing up for Halloween night, residents and officials of the Town of Niagara have already begun preparing for the upcoming winter holidays.
New on Grand Island
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:40 pm
A new maintenance building was recently built on Bedell Road in the Town of Grand Island. Watch video highlights below. (Images by K&D Action Photo and Aeriel Imaging)
UPDATE: Fatal accident in Cambria
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:40 am
At 7:07 p.m. Thursday, a Niagara County Sheriff's Patrol vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the corner of North Ridge and Ridge Road in the Town of Cambria.
Complete Senior Care (PACE) participants 'Making Strides' against breast cancer
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:35 am
Kimberly Williamson, a medical records specialist at Complete Senior Care PACE, and a breast cancer survivor, proudly delivered a $550 check to the American Cancer Society "Making Strides of Buffalo" walk last Saturday.
Cuomo announces finalists for 43North, world's largest business idea competition
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:20 am
On Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 11 finalists for 43North, the world's largest business idea competition.
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visits Niagara University
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:20 am
Niagara University was pleased to welcome New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia to campus on Wednesday.
Buffalo Sabres: Ullmark recalled, Lieuwen assigned to Rochester
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Robert Moses Parkway traveler advisory
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 07:20 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced highway paving work is scheduled to occur next week on the Robert Moses State Parkway, in the City of Niagara Falls.
Erie County: Tower Foundation grant to fight opioid epidemic
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 06:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the receipt of a $64,000 grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation. The funds will be used to develop four proactive programs to target the increase in the number of Erie County residents addicted to heroin and other opioid-based drugs.
Buffalo Sabres assign Sanguinetti to Rochester
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlon celebrate 50th anniversary of The Jackson 5 at concert to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 05:55 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, welcomes The Jacksons at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.
Countywide government efficiency plan OK'd by New York
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 05:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the New York State Division of Budget has approved the countywide government efficiency plan, ensuring property tax rebates checks will be issued to homeowners next year as part of the New York State Property Tax Freeze Credit Program.
'America's Got Talent' creator Simon Cowell to join show as judge
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 05:25 pm
Simon Cowell will be taking to the judges' table for the upcoming 11th season of NBC's summer hit series "America's Got Talent."
Village of Lewiston looking into waterfront improvements
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 04:05 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to give Clerk/Treasurer Amy Salada permission to contact Munistat Services Inc. for guidance on taking a bond anticipation note in the amount of $355,000 to cover construction costs related to the southern portion of Lewiston Landing (behind Water Street Landing).
Artpark announces new exec. director, wraps season with news of $11.5 mil economic impact to community
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 11:10 am
Artpark & Company paid tribute to its famed outgoing president, formally introduced a new leader, and reported on the performing arts venue's economic impact at its recent annual meeting.
Niagara Falls bartenders battle for a chance to become Hard Rock's 2015 global BARocker champion
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 04:50 pm
Hard Rock International is shining the spotlight on the brand's talented bartenders for Hard Rock's third annual global BARocker competition. The battle will call on Hard Rock bartenders from around the world to showcase their top-notch bartending skills for the chance to be named Hard Rock's best BARocker of 2015.
Niagara River Region Chamber: 'Share the Bounty Weekend' wine tour
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:10 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has organized the third annual "Chamber Wine Tour," coinciding with the Niagara Wine Trail "Share the Bounty" event, set for Saturday, Nov. 14.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra brings 12th annual 'Christmas Rocks!' tour to UB
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:10 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra 12th annual "Christmas Rocks!" tour at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Chris Rock returns to host Oscars
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:10 pm
Multi-hyphenate artist and filmmaker Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars for a second time, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today. The 88th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 28, 2016, on the ABC Television Network.
'Halloween Happenings' ushers in season at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:10 pm
On Oct. 24, the Aquarium of Niagara will open its doors to bring in the fun and wonder of the season with its annual "Halloween Happenings."
Niagara University to honor four, raise scholarship dollars at President's Dinner
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:10 pm
Niagara University's annual economic impact on the Western New York region is estimated to exceed $227 million. The Catholic and Vincentian institution is among Niagara County's largest employers and graduates nearly 1,000 well-qualified individuals into the workforce each spring.
Special Olympics to host 9th annual 'Polar Plunge' this December
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 07:00 am
Over the past nine years, participants have raised over $1.3 million for the local athletes of Special Olympics New York. On Dec. 5, thousands of participants will come together to celebrate the ninth annual "Polar Plunge" to benefit Special Olympics at Woodlawn Beach State Park.
Judith Nolan Powell appointed to Memorial Medical Center Foundation post
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 05:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has tapped Judith A. Nolan Powell to become its vice president of foundation and community relations.
USDA, Alvin and the Chipmunks team up to reduce foodborne illness
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:45 pm
In an effort to educate children and their families about the importance of food safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Ad Council are joining 20th Century FOX to launch a series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Niagara University unveils nursing simulation center
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:45 pm
Niagara University formally unveiled its new nursing simulation center during a blessing and dedication ceremony that was held Saturday, Oct. 10.
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue inducted into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:45 pm
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue (MoDA), an award-winning hotel located in Buffalo, was recently recognized as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame inductee.
Suneel's Light Foundation announces return of 'Dancing with the Stars'-inspired charity event to help raise monies for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:20 pm
The Suneel's Light Foundation has announced the third annual Suneel's Celebrity Gala will be held from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the Statler City grand ballroom.
Memorial Medical Center sets date for women's services open house
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host a Women's Services Open House from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, on the third floor of its Mary C. Dyster Women's Pavilion, 621 10th St.
Niagara Falls singer to sing at breast cancer awareness event this Friday
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:20 pm
Singer Marsha McWilson will appear at the breast cancer awareness event this Friday, Oct. 23, at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 9th St., in Niagara Falls.
Wound Center of Niagara expansion to begin
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:20 pm
The Wound Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will soon undergo an expansion that will see it double in size.
Vietnam vet Bob Wieland to speak at Niagara University on Veterans Day
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara University will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, through a series of activities, punctuated by a keynote address from Vietnam War veteran Bob "Mr. Inspiration" Wieland.
Cuomo: State park campgrounds set all-time attendance record with over 2 million visitors
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced more than 2 million people camped at New York's 66 state park campgrounds this year, surpassing the previous record set in 2014.
Reimbursement checks presented to local fire departments for efforts during last year's historic November snowstorm
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 03:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Commissioner of Emergency Services Daniel Neaverth presented reimbursement checks to 19 local fire departments - funding that will help the various fire companies from the region fully recover from the excessive use of equipment and manpower needed to penetrate select areas of Western New York that were buried with several feet of snow last winter.
Higgins joins The Service Collaborative of WNY to swear-in 76 new AmeriCorps members
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 01:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined The Service Collaborative of WNY Monday for a special swearing-in ceremony for 76 new members committing to serve the Western New York community.
Schneiderman, Dyster, Niagara Falls officials join forces to fight synthetic marijuana, other designer drugs
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 01:50 pm
Building on his office's cutting edge work to stop the sale of so-called designer drugs, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman convened a roundtable meeting Monday with Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto and local health professionals to tackle the growing scourge of designer drugs.
Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Buffalo slated for Oct. 24
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 04:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again take part in the NHL Hockey Fights Cancer program, presented by Roswell Park Cancer Institute, during the team's home game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, against the New Jersey Devils.
Personality, performance pays off for 'Voice' 'Battle Round' winners
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 07:00 am
"The Battle Rounds" are an opportunity for blind audition standouts to prove their mettle and show growth on "The Voice." They also allow an audience to see who can sing a song better, which is helpful in the show's latter public voting rounds.
Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard set for Nov. 21
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 07:00 am
The fourth 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, will take place Saturday, Nov. 21.
GI's 4th annual Haunted Weekend Oct. 24, 25
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School Art Club and the Grand Island Recreation Department will once again work together to put on a weekend of Halloween activities.

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