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Phony water testing targets Lewiston, Porter
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Officials from the towns of Lewiston and Porter are advising River Region residents to be on a lookout for a possible scam involving an out-of-town party seeking to perform testing on their water.
'Save Labor Day for Youngstown!'
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Come Monday, Sept. 3, a Niagara County favorite - the annual Youngstown Labor Day Parade - returns to the village and all are invited. Presented by the Village of Youngstown and the parade committee, Mayor Raleigh Reynolds extends the invitation to residents from throughout the River Region to "join in the celebration."
VFW awards DiMino Tops
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 members Matt Zarosl and Vince Canosa (left two) on Thursday presented an award to DiMino Tops Lewiston owner Anthony DiMino and his son, John (right two).
Grand Island Town Board: Public forum slated for sidewalk project on Grand Island Boulevard
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Engineering Department will host a public information meeting for the Grand Island Sidewalk Accessibility Project, which will complete a network of sidewalks on both sides of Grand Island Boulevard from Webb Road to Fantasy Island.
It's going to be like Father's Day in autumn
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Due to the ongoing construction of the West River Connector Trail, which caused the removal of the West River Parkway, this year's Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Race has moved to the fall.
AAA driver programs offer advice for young drivers
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
With summer wrapping up and students heading back to high school and college, now is the time to ensure their safety on the roads.
Northwest Jazz Fest brings top talent to Lewiston
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
The Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, has become one of the region's premier summer music events, with more than 40,000 visitors annually enjoying over 30 performances, culinary samplings and wine tastings along Center Street. Now in its 17th year, the 2018 edition is slated for Aug. 24-25. Headliners include Veronica Swift and The Benny Green Trio on Friday, and Elio Villafranca (pictured) and the Jass Syncopators on Saturday.
Niagara University: Niagara County Law Enforcement academy graduates 68th class
Fri, Aug 17th 2018 10:20 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 68th class during a ceremony held Aug. 8 at Niagara University.
Niagara-Wheatfield golf looking to continue success
Fri, Aug 17th 2018 11:00 am
Year in and year out, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School golf team always seems to find themselves at the top of the Niagara Frontier League standings. Although, Coach Tim Codd lost four key seniors - Nick Peters, Nick Clouden, Jacob Sillett and Peter Buffone - he still has talent at the top in 2018.
Artpark Gallery: NC Miller show extended until Sept. 29
Fri, Aug 17th 2018 09:25 am
Works by artist NC Miller are on exhibit in a show at Artpark titled "Proposals," now through Sept. 29. An artist talk and reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Artpark Gallery across from the box office. Admission and parking are free.
Hickory Stick to host 5th annual David W. Kinney Memorial Charity Tournament
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 07:00 pm
On Saturday, Aug. 18, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston will host the fifth annual Lt. David W. Kinney Memorial Charity Tournament. The day includes events open to the public, such as basket raffles, 50/50 splits, and a dinner.
Local graduates basic training in Texas
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:10 pm
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman First Class Anthony F. Zelinsky graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
'Music Mania Mondays' gets the Floyd Concept
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:10 pm
On Monday, the Town of Niagara held its second-to-last Music Mania Monday's concert in Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Adams recognized for academic success
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:00 pm
Recently, Alec Adams, of North Tonawanda, was honored by the National Society of High School Scholars. Adams, a senior at Canisius High School, was recognized as one of the top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prize.
Niagara Falls Workforce Training Center opening huge success
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:00 pm
Over 80 people attended the grand opening of the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Workforce Training Center in Niagara Falls on Aug. 8. 
Knocking down international borders: Law Enforcement Torch Run makes its way to Scotland
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:00 pm
Aug. 8, 2018, will be etched in history as the first time the Flame of Hope was carried in Scotland. Guided by New York State Police Staff Inspector Steven Nigrelli, the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run made its way through the streets of Stirling, as the Flame of Hope was carried into the European Special Olympics Games as part of their 40th anniversary opening ceremony.
North Tonawanda Street Tree Planting Program to start
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 04:55 pm
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks will begin accepting orders for its 2018 Fall Street Tree Planting Program on Monday, Sept. 10.
Benefit for Derek Kirkendall at Gratwick Hose
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 04:50 pm
From 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 a benefit for Derek Kirkendall will be held at Gratwick Hose Fire Co., 110 Ward Road, North Tonawanda.
Tonawanda man sentenced for distributing child pornography
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 04:50 pm
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Monday that Dakkar Young, 23, of Tonawanda, who was convicted of distribution of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 168 months in prison and lifetime supervised release by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.
Town of Niagara: Town Board holds work session on Bri Estates
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 04:45 pm
On Tuesday evening, the Town of Niagara Town Board held a work session on the Bri Estates development, as well as its regular monthly meeting. During the work session, Colonial Drive resident Paul Torrey presented a few issues that raised concerns to other locals.
Senior trips in Wheatfield
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 04:45 pm
The following is a list of trips being offered to Wheatfield seniors:
Special edition of '20/20' looks back on life and legacy of icon Aretha Franklin
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 04:20 pm
Following the death of musical and cultural legend Aretha Franklin, a special edition of "20/20" reflects on the life and legacy of the "Queen of Soul" who had an iconic, six-decade career spanning an array of musical genres. The hour gives an in-depth look at Franklin's memorable career and the impact that she had on millions of people around the world. The special will feature footage of the star from the ABC News archives, including Diane Sawyer's trip with Franklin to her hometown of Detroit in 2000 and a never-before-seen video of Franklin on tour.
24-hour CreateAthon kicks off Aug. 23
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Nine nonprofit organizations from across Western New York are set to receive free advertising and marketing services during CreateAthon, kicking off at 8 a.m. next Thursday, Aug. 23, at J. Fitzgerald Group in Lockport.
Museum of disABILITY History announces upcoming programs
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
As part of its "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series," the Museum of disABILITY History will host a free presentation, "A Conversation about Epilepsy," from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 3826 Main St., Buffalo. Renay Moran, M.E.d, an information services coordinator at Epilepsy Association of Western New York, will lead the conversation.
People Inc. receives $100,000 in grant funds from Patrick P. Lee Foundation
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
People Inc. has received a grant from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation. The award, totaling $100,000, will allow the agency, in collaboration with People Inc. affiliate the Elmwood Health Center, to integrate mental health counseling into its successful employment services.
NCFCU golf event
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union is holding its fifth annual charity golf outing on Monday, Aug. 27, at Niagara Frontier Golf Club in Youngstown. The proceeds of this event will support the Niagara SPCA.
Falls Community Development, Waterkeeper team for 'Summer In Your City' STEAM event
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Niagara Falls Community Development, in partnership with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, will host a native plant workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Hyde Park Rose Garden as part of the "Summer In Your City" STEAM event series. The event is free and open to all ages, and no pre-registration is required.
One in a million: Life, death, football and Jordan Parks
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
For some athletes, football is a way of life. Some players relish the opportunity of being between the lines, from goal post to goal post. For Niagara-Wheatfield High School senior quarterback Jordan Parks, his true love is the game of football. This past winter, though, that love was almost taken from him.
Buffalo Zoo: Elephants relocating to Audubon Zoo
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
Because the current and future welfare of the animals is the Buffalo Zoo's top priority, institution officials said Tuesday, the Buffalo Zoo announced its two Asian elephants (Jothi, age 36, and Surapa, age 35) will move to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The relocation is slated to take place later this fall.
USA Niagara Development Corp. announces acquisition of 32 'strategic properties' in downtown Niagara Falls
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 04:55 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met Wednesday and unanimously approved the acquisition of 32 individual properties totaling approximately 11 acres of land in downtown Niagara Falls. The purchase of these properties is made possible through a strategic land acquisition program that is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion phase two.
Higgins, Poloncarz: $4.15M-plus in federal funding for community projects in Erie County
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Erie County has been awarded over $4.15 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Ortt raises concerns over NY Film Tax Credit
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 04:45 pm
Towards the end of last year, I highlighted the highly controversial and questionable film tax credit that our state has been recklessly participating in for the last 15 years. After beginning as a modest incentive of $25 million per year in 2004, by 2010 the credit had ballooned to an annual sum of nearly $211 million.
DOT patches Center Street
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 01:00 pm
At the request of Mayor Anne Welch, the New York State Department of Transportation has patched up portions of Center Street - Ninth and Center, in particular. Crewmembers have been out in force this month, and were seen working near Tops on Monday.
Lakeview Animal Sanctuary schedules birthday party
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:05 pm
The Lakeview Animal Sanctuary has been a refuge since 1983. Operated by Sandi Pfohl and her dedicated volunteers, the sanctuary is a nonprofit, no-kill home for all animals - from exotics to farm. The sanctuary tries to adopt-out its animals, but many stay for years, because they have ailments, injury, daily medication, other special needs ... or just to enjoy their senior years.
McDonald's, franchisees investing approximately $320m in Empire State to modernize more than 360 local restaurants
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:05 pm
McDonald's announced the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $320 million in New York throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 360 McDonald's restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald's and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in the Empire State.
Catholic Health offers stroke support group at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:05 pm
To help area stroke patients live their highest quality of life, Catholic Health is offering bimonthly stroke support group meetings at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. "Stroke Survival: Personal Stories of Success and Happiness" will be the topic of the next meeting, set for 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the emergency department conference room, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.
Niagara Catholic to hold private alumni sale of school memorabilia
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
Memorabilia from Niagara Catholic High School, including trophies, portraits, banners and clothing, will be sold at a private sale for alumni, former staff, and family at the school, 520 66th St., on Thursday Aug. 23.The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m., and all items will be sold for cash on a first-come, first-served basis.
10th annual Hospice Dash 5K and Mighty Niagara Half Marathon to be held Sept. 15
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
This year's race, presented by Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, will be held Saturday, Sept. 15. Runners will compete for prize money, and trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers.
Fall bus tour of Buffalo's military history
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
Mark your calendars for the Niagara History Center's fall bus tour, set for 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Participants will tour historical military sites throughout Buffalo and enjoy presentations by speakers.