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Grand Island Board of Education passes $62 million budget
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education approved a 2017-18 school budget of $62,639,021.
Island of Hope: Student Ambassadors to Paint the Town Purple
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:20 pm
The 2017 Relay For Life Student Ambassadors will head up this year's Paint the Town Purple Day in support of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Grand Island.
John's Pizza & Subs celebrating 35 years
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:15 pm
Best friends since second grade, Gene Mongan and Kurt Raepple still enjoy coming to work every day at the business they started when the were barely out of high school.
Northwest to hold food drive
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:15 pm
The Northwest Bank branch on Grand Island Boulevard will hold a food drive as part of the company's community week activities April 24-28.
Relay For Life Island of Hope: Matthew Eggers shares a family's cancer journey
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Matthew Eggers, 7, one of the Relay For Life's two honorary survivors, is a young golfer.
Relay For Life Island of Hope: Mark Gorton: Hope is alive
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Honorary Relay For Life survivor Mark Gorton, 43, enjoys playing the role of pirate, which is this year's theme for the June 9 event at Veterans Park.
DeGlopper Memorial work continues
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Work on the expansion to the DeGlopper Memorial in the heart of Grand Island continued this week with delivery of retaining wall blocks to the worksite.
Aceti's to hold wine tasting, book signing
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Aceti's Wine & Spirits will host author John Aceti at a wine tasting and book signing Saturday, April 22, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Answering tough questions is topic of May 10 CASE Conference
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 28th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference. "How to Answer the Tough Questions" will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.
Wheatfield resident voices concerns of Wilrose Court road flooding
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
At Monday night's Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting, Debbie Bentley of Wilrose Court asked the council members and Highway Superintendent Paul Siegmann what was being done to deal with flooding in her neighborhood's roadway.
NT Valu Home Centers' team donates to local food pantry
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
The team of employees at the Valu Home Centers location in North Tonawanda recently participated in a weight loss challenge, where, all together, they lost almost 132 pounds. Employees decided to try and gather at least 132 pounds of food, and ended up with 360 pounds to donate to the North Tonawanda Inter-Church Food Pantry.
New Canalside management group launches community survey
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:55 pm
In one of its first initiatives as new venue manager, locally based Canalside Management Group (CMG) is offering Western New Yorkers the opportunity to share feedback and provide input about their Canalside experience.
Meals on Wheels volunteers honored
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:50 pm
#LiveNF presented its third Volunteer Fair on Tuesday at the John Duke Senior Center in Niagara Falls. The annual event for Falls residents and community organizations is designed to engage them for the betterment of the Cataract City.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to host annual Healthy Kids Day event
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will host its annual Healthy Kids Day event on Saturday, April 29, to inspire children to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long. This free event is open to the community and includes activities such as family fitness classes, healthy snacks, arts and crafts, bounce houses, sports, games and face painting.
Mount St. Mary's to hold free vascular health screening
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a free vascular health screening program from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the hospital: 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
Police and fire hockey tournament returns to HarborCenter
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
The second annual Police and Fire Hockey Tournament, presented by Southern Tier Brewing Company, hits the ice at HarborCenter on Friday and Saturday. This year's event features 18 teams of competitive police officers and firefighters competing in two divisions.
Register for Artpark summer camps
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
Artpark and Company's annual summer camp offerings for children and teens to explore their inner artist, rock star or performer are open for registration. This year, offerings include three sessions of Art Camp, one two-week Rock Camp program, and an unprecedented four-week intensive Artpark Theater Academy. Visit www.artpark.net for more information or to register a child.
Hundreds of volunteer fire departments across NYS prepare to open their doors
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:30 pm
Nearly 400 fire departments across New York state have already signed up for the seventh annual RecruitNY weekend, a major initiative of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY). On April 29-30, firehouses across the state will open their doors to the public in an effort to increase membership in the volunteer fire service.
Schneiderman's health care helpline recovers nearly $3 million in restitution & savings for consumers
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a report detailing the work of his health care bureau's helpline, a free service offered by the office of the attorney general that has investigated and resolved nearly 3,000 consumer complaints during the past year - saving or returning approximately $3 million in health care expenses to consumers.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert warning of financial scams involving gift cards
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued a consumer alert about scammers utilizing gift cards to commit fraud against consumers and, in particular, senior citizens, following an uptick of complaints received by the office.
Olcott state of emergency
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 12:10 pm
Top leaders from Niagara County's government, joined by federal, state and town officials, will converge on Olcott Harbor today and declare a state of emergency in Niagara County as rising lake levels are pushed higher heading into the weekend.
Buffalo Sabres fire Tim Murray, Dan Bylsma
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Dan Bylsma will not remain with the team.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County raises $14,538,133 in 2016 campaign
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:30 pm
Officials at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) announced they have raised $14,538,133, which represents an increase in giving for the seventh straight year in a row for the nonprofit organization.
Wolverines' offense halted by Blue Devils
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:30 pm
Coming into the 2017 season, Niagara Falls' lineup was built to hit and score runs. On Tuesday against Kenmore West, the Wolverines did the opposite.
DEC announces next round of community air screen program to test local air quality
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:25 pm
The next round of statewide community air screen program is accepting applications, Department of Environment Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced on Wednesday. The program partners with community groups to conduct air quality surveillance. Applications to participate in the program will be accepted until May 19.
Poloncarz, officials join in support of National Community Development Week
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by partners in government from many levels and numerous localities as he traveled across Erie County as part of National Community Development Week, both recognizing the wide variety of projects made possible by Community Development Block Grant funds and also celebrating the community-enhancing effects these projects have.
Victim identified in Lewiston construction accident
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 01:25 pm
On Wednesday, the Lewiston Police Department identified the victim of a construction accident that took place Tuesday afternoon outside of St. Peter R.C. Church. Timothy Zayac, 56, of Lockport, died while working at the site.
Niagara University's Food Marketing Center of Excellence hosting summit
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:50 am
Niagara University will host "Innovation Summit: Innovations and Strategies for Food and Consumer Packaged Goods" on Thursday, April 20, at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.
USDA provides food safety tips for kitchen confidence
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:45 am
With spring renewal upon us, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service invites home cooks to gain kitchen confidence by refreshing their perspectives on food safety.
Peoples-Stokes & Central Terminal Restoration Corp. announce $250,000 in electrical upgrades
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:40 am
The Central Terminal Restoration Corp. has announced $250,000 in funding from Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, earmarked specifically for electrical upgrades at the storied Buffalo Central Terminal.
Cuomo announces over $13.3 million to reduce gun violence and crime across New York
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced more than $13.3 million in funding awarded to help law enforcement agencies effectively combat gun violence in the 17 counties participating in the state's gun involved violence elimination initiative.
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 7th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:40 am
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its seventh annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 28, at Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, 7001 Buffalo Ave. The event will celebrate the organization's 2016 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to support 42 programs provided by 25 different agencies in Niagara County.
Chris Koch, CEO of New Era Cap, to receive Canisius College Distinguished Citizen Award
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:20 am
The Canisius College Board of Regents will confer its Distinguished Citizen Award upon Christopher H. Koch, the CEO of New Era Cap, during its 51st annual Regents Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Breast Cancer Network of WNY awarded state grant
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:20 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is conducting the first of its planned 10-part educational seminar series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at its facility at 3297 Walden Ave., Depew.
The Buffalo History Museum hosts 5th annual 'Food Truck Rodeo'
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:15 am
The Buffalo History Museum hosts its fifth "Food Truck Rodeo," featuring 12-15 food trucks with menus offering a variety of specialized dishes and desserts the first Wednesday of the summer months.
Ortt appoints Colleen Low Larkin to Niagara Falls Water Board
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:00 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday announced he appointed Niagara Falls resident Colleen Low Larkin to the Niagara Falls Water Board. Ortt said Low Larkin, a freelance communication services consultant whose business is RooBoo Productions, has a unique background that will serve the board and city well.
Town of Wheatfield: Cliffe will not run for re-election
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 05:20 pm
Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Robert B. Cliffe has announced he will not seek re-election this November.
Buffalo awarded 2019 Frozen Four, 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:55 pm
The City of Buffalo and KeyBank Center will host the 2019 Men's Frozen Four and the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball first and second rounds, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. Canisius College, along with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Niagara University, will once again serve as the host groups for the two championship events.
DEC encourages homeowners to practice sustainable lawn care to protect state waterbodies
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:55 pm
To protect water quality this spring, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is urging New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care by going phosphorus-free, using native plants and grasses, and reducing fertilizer use. DEC has launched the "Look for the Zero" campaign to encourage New Yorkers to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer, as more than 100 water bodies in New York cannot be used or enjoyed as a result of too much phosphorus.
Kenan Center launches much-awaited theater revival
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:55 pm
The Kenan Center's Taylor Theater in Lockport is embarking on an eagerly anticipated revival of live theater, starting with the April production of "Love Letters" by Buffalo playwright A. R. Gurney.