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Lions clubs to support Olmstead Center for Sight
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:05 pm
As part of the Centennial Celebration for Lions International, the Barker, Newfane and Wilson Lions are joining forces to host a Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Barker Fire hall, 1660 Quaker Road.
Niagara Wine Trail readies for tourism season with 'Taste of the Trail'
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
As spring blooms around Western New York, the Niagara Wine Trail is preparing to host "Taste of the Trail," one of its biggest events of the year.
NT police express need for dispatch changes to Common Council, citizens
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association members crowded City Hall at Tuesday's Common Council meeting to state their concerns with being a part of the Niagara County dispatch system.
Former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield subject of lawsuit
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
More than 60 residents who live or have resided near the Nash Road Niagara Sanitation Landfill site are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Town of Wheatfield.
Wheatfield: Plans continue for rezoning of NF Boulevard
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
New zoning plans for Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield may soon come to fruition.
Old Fort Niagara honors volunteers, looks to recruit tour guides
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 03:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara's volunteers contributed 38,305 hours to the historic site in 2016, and 371 of them were courtesy of Jeffery Dzialak of the Town of Niagara, who was recently honored as the fort's 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
Patriots Day Weekend starts re-enactment season at Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 03:15 pm
Patriots Day Weekend launches Old Fort Niagara's re-enactment season with a salute to veterans and patriotism on April 22-23. The weekend's family-friendly, educational and interactive activities will enlighten visitors about the battles of Lexington and Concord that began April 19, 1775, and started the American Revolution.
Meet the experts: Catholic Health physicians discuss options for treating vascular disease at dinner program
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 02:50 pm
Vascular disease, involving an abnormal condition of the blood vessels outside the heart, can affect anyone. Some circulation problems, like varicose and spider veins, aren't life-threatening.
Cuomo: New York state led nation in investments to revitalize historic properties statewide
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced that, in 2016, New York led the nation in the number of completed historic property revitalization projects using rehabilitation tax credit programs.
Morinello celebrates Donate Life Month
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 01:10 pm
This week, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his Assembly colleagues in celebrating National Donate Life Month. Morinello also joined his colleagues in signing a legislative resolution on Tuesday to raise awareness of organ donation in New York state.
Spring semester 2017 classes open for University Express
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 01:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP") has announced the spring University Express lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more of the classes being offered.
Crucifix topic of next 'Meet Me at the CAM'
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 01:05 pm
The Castellani Art Museum will host its next "Meet Me at the CAM" event, titled "The Crucifix: Religious Image and Art Object," from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 11.
Memorial to begin parking garage renovations
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 08:15 pm
Renovations to the parking garage at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will begin Monday, April 10. The work, which will be completed in stages, is expected to last into the summer, and will include structural repairs and maintenance on five of the structure's seven levels.
Erth's 'Dinosaur Zoo Live' headed to UB
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 08:10 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Erth's "Dinosaur Zoo Live" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4. Tickets are $17 to $37. VIP tickets are also available (includes premium seating, pre-show meet and greet, and merchandise item) for $52.
NFMMC awarded state grant to prepare 120 people for the future of patient care
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 08:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a New York State Department of Health grant to prepare 120 people for the future of patient care. The two-year grant will support a care coordination training project that will be provided in partnership with Niagara County Community College.
(716) to host 'Masters Brunch'
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 08:05 pm
(716) Food and Sport will be Buffalo's premier destination to watch The Masters on Sunday, as the restaurant hosts its annual "Masters Brunch."
Erie County residents encouraged to add input on plans for county parks
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 07:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Department of Planning and Environment, has commissioned a parks, recreation, and forestry needs assessment survey as part of an effort to update the existing parks and recreation master plan.
April is 'Safe Digging Month'
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 07:35 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced it is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April as "Safe Digging Month" as a way to remind excavators and contractors that state law requires them to call one of the toll-free one-call centers before starting any excavation or digging project.
Schimminger, Jacobs announce boost to Huntley mitigation aid
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 07:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger released the following joint statement from Albany, upon their successful efforts to secure more funding to offset local taxes lost due to the closure of the largest taxpayer in the Town of Tonawanda, the Huntley Power Plant:
NFL's Troy Vincent brings message of leadership, accountability to Niagara University
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 07:00 pm
Early on in his presentation Tuesday night at Niagara University, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent asked attendees to put their phones away. His intention was to create a safe space for dialogue to take place on a topic that he's dedicated much of his adult life advocating for: ending domestic violence.
The walls come tumbling down: Fairchild update, video Part 2
Tue, Apr 4th 2017 05:15 pm
On Monday and Tuesday, demolition turned toward the Fairchild Place side. The far west wing was demolished first, followed by the front wall on the facing side of the former nursing home; then, the Fairchild sign and the glass panes above the main entrance.
Historic first: Four area health systems dedicate new cardiac catheterization lab
Tue, Apr 4th 2017 03:15 pm
Western New York health care history was made on Tuesday as officials from Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined area care providers and emergency medical service personnel in dedicating the first and only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County.
Advocates for racial equality decry flyers found in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 11:05 pm
A group of about 40 people, predominantly from outside of Lewiston, came to the Village Board work session on Monday to denounce the flyers recently distributed on Mohawk and Chicora streets and Lower River Road.
Hibbard's is open!
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 04:25 pm
Just like the Bat Signal summons Batman to action, the "Open" sign at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard paged patrons to come out for the first cone or shake of the season on Monday.
Artpark announces 4 more shows: Randy Bachman/54•40, Brian Setzer/Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, George Thorogood/38 Special and return of Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 10:10 am
Artpark & Company has announced four more concerts coming to the Outdoor Amphitheater stage as part of its "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" series: Canadian Hall of Fame: Randy Bachman and 54•40; Brian Setzer's 'Rockabilly Riot!' with special guest Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; George Thorogood & The Destroyers and 38 Special; and Lynyrd Skynyrd. All four shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 7.
St. Peter's School gives $2,000 in support of Catholic Charities
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 10:10 am
At the end of March, St. Peter R.C. School hosted its annual children's basket auction.
Buffalo Sabres recall forward Alexander Nylander
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 09:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team recalled forward Alexander Nylander from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Tax time: Red flags & tips to protect your sensitive information and refund
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is alerting taxpayers to watch for red flags that can signal a tax-season scam.
Buffalo sailor serves on USS Makin Island
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Damage Controlman 3rd Class Kennedi Eddings, from Buffalo, takes a lube oil sample aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Grander Lewiston Spring Fling this year
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Spring has finally arrived in Lewiston and, with it, the 22nd annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling. This event is designed to be a way to celebrate winter's end and the time to renew old friendships (and make new ones).
Memorial Medical Center Foundation announces 2017 Niagara Cup Classic co-chairs
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Michael J. Cardamone, D.C., left, of Cardamone Chiropractic, and Douglas E. Mooradian, of Pine Pharmaceuticals, have been named the 2017 Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament co-chairs.
Riverside Salem UCC/DC to host POEM
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 06:55 am
The Peace Education Fund, a project of Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, will host POEM (Peace On and with the Earth Month) Sunday, April 9, at the environmental cottage, 3449 West River Road.
Ortt announces funding to combat heroin and opioid addiction
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 01:10 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-North Tonawanda), member of the Senate's Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, announced Independent Living of Niagara County will receive $146,444 to expand access to addiction treatment programs in Niagara County.
National Pay Equity Day to feature panel and reception
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 01:05 pm
To commemorate National Equal Pay Day, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women will host a pay equity panel discussion and reception at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court.
Porter to hold public information session on LWRP
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
As part of continuing efforts to effectively plan for the future of its waterfront areas, which include the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, the Town of Porter is undertaking preparation of a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The town invites residents to participate.
Ashli Dreher: Super Teacher
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
Ashli Dreher, a special education teacher in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District, has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. A teacher for 21 years, Dreher was honored Friday at a ceremony in the high school atrium.
Town of Lewiston: Board hears on offensive flyers
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:35 am
As spring budget discussions occupy the mindset of both the Village of Lewiston and the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education, with the Town of Lewiston this week, it led off on quality of life matters - namely disturbing, offensive flyers appearing on driveways of residents in the village and town.
Village of Lewiston finalizing budget; demolition work continues at Fairchild site
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have met twice with Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker, and are finalizing a budget proposal for the 2017-18 fiscal year. As it stands now, the property tax rate is set to increase 8 cents, from $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.46.
Ask the expert: How to win the Island Dispatch Easter Coloring Contest
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Anna Bartlo knows a thing or two - or five - about winning an Island Dispatch Coloring Contest.
Chamber Awards Gala: Thomas Deal named Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its Chamber Awards Gala, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.