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The original Niagara Chocolate Company makes a comeback
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:00 pm
It started as a side business, making chocolate. It's something Mary Ann Hess had been doing all her life. It was a passion aside from her regular job as a hairdresser.
Musical diversity is Not for Nothing
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:00 pm
Not for Nothing, a Buffalo band formed within this past year, is gaining momentum by appearing in local cafes, musical venues and building fans within the immediate community through playing shows one after the next.
#OneChicagoDay: Stars of 'Chicago Med,' 'Chicago Fire' & 'Chicago P.D.' join together for unique sci-fi-tinged crossover event
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 03:55 pm
Cast and crew members on Dick Wolf's "Chicago" franchises pride themselves on bringing the stories of real-life heroes to the screen in an authentic manner. The doctors, firefighters and police officers shown each Wednesday are dissecting situations not unlike the ones encountered by actual Windy City first-responders. For one night only this week, the writers, directors and actors will present something fans might not expect, but will definitely enjoy: a sci-fi storyline suitable for the Halloween season.
VIDEO: 10th anniversary of Freedom Crossing Monument in Lewiston
Sun, Oct 13th 2019 10:05 pm
A special celebration took place Sunday afternoon on the Village of Lewiston waterfront. The Freedom Crossing Monument's 10th anniversary was celebrated with speeches, historical reenactments, choral performances, a documentary screening and reception.
Left of Center: Lewiston Event Center now serving lunch
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
With The Silo and Water Street Landing closed for winter, and other eateries looking to scale back as the days grow shorter and the temperature decreases, the Lewiston Event Center is expanding its culinary offerings. The family-fun center recently began serving lunch.
Porter board to discuss budget at Oct. 18 hearing
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Porter will review its tentative 2020 budget in a presentation, open to the public, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Town Hall.
Village of Lewiston: Lewiston Council on the Arts submits 2020 schedule to trustees
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
At Monday's board meeting, Village of Lewiston trustees approved many items of next summer's Lewiston Council on the Arts schedule, but chose to table a resolution asking to host the "Summer of '69" event in Hennepin Park over possible alcohol sales.
Grand Island Town Board: Rancorous debate precedes selection of auditing firm
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
A Grand Island Town Board debate over selection of the financial auditing services for the town sparked a rancorous debate and charges from a town employee of bullying and harassment by a councilman.
Rotary Club of Grand Island's high school Interact Club to be heavily involved in Supervisor Candidates' Night
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island's first Town Supervisor Candidates' Night, with assistance from the Grand Island High School Interact Club and supported by the Island Dispatch, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Viking Theater inside the high school at 1100 Ransom Road.
Above and Beyond: Grand Island schoolchildren undergo fire safety training
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co.'s Nick Egloff talks to elementary school students about the safety gear firefighters like he and Grace Giambra wear on the job. The students were visiting the firehall from Sidway Elementary School as part of fire safety week education.
As N-W principal resigns, district looks ahead
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School will continue to be administered by Jeffrey White for the rest of the school year following the resignation of Michael Mann, now former principal of the over 1,200 students who attend the school.
Author of 'One on the Ground' to present at NT History Museum
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the North Tonawanda History Museum, Karen Wielinski will present her experience in 2009 when a Continental Airlines passenger flight crashed into her home in Clarence, killing 50 passengers and her husband who was in another room of the house.
Out of Darkness works to end stigma, encourage communication
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:05 pm
The Out of Darkness Walk in Lockport will start with registration at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Walkers start at 1:30 p.m. and will journey one of two paths: one path on the south side following the Erie Canal for one mile and back, and the other on the north side following the canal for two miles and back. Participants will meet at the Lockport Locks Pavilion.
#OneChicagoDay: Get to know new 'Chicago P.D.' cast member Lisseth Chavez
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 09:45 pm
The beginning of Kevin Atwater's partnership with Vanessa Rojas was just like the start of any coupling. Well, sort of.
Thruway Authority announces cashless tolling customer assistance sessions to continue at Western NY Welcome Center
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced this week that cashless tolling customer assistance sessions will continue at the Western New York Welcome Center on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The extension is the result of what the Thruway Authority called "the success and resident feedback of the previous sessions that have been held twice a week since June."
Niagara County Peach Festival likely to return to Academy Park in 2020
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara County Peach Festival will likely get another year at Academy Park - if not more.
Lewiston, Wilson mayors teaming with state & tourism leaders
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
High water levels wreaked havoc with the Niagara County boating season, and led some to skip out on visiting the villages of Lewiston and Wilson this summer. Not wanting a repeat of this in 2020 - and seeking to reinforce the idea local stores are open for business - Village of Wilson Mayor Arthur Lawson and Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch held a "Lake Ontario 2020 Preparedness Meeting" Thursday at the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Academy of International Business & Finance offers unique high school experience
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Academy of International Business & Finance in 2019 is marking its 10th year as part of the Lewiston-Porter High School educational experience.
Yup; it's that kind of Switchfoot tour. Tim Foreman explains
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 06:20 pm
When you're a band with as much success as Switchfoot, it can be difficult to cram everything - in this case, 22 years, 11 albums and a string of hits - into one succinct concert. Two hours isn't nearly enough time to deep-dive into such a catalog of music and memories.
Sharks & rays coming to Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:35 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has been ramping up its own piece of property to properly serve both locals and visitors alike. For the past few years, the aquarium has made big changes such as "Penguin Coast" in 2018 and "Aliens of the Sea" in 2019. On Sept. 27, it announced even more construction to create a new - interactive - habitat for some of nature's misunderstood children in the sea. It's called the "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay"
Wheatfield Town Council hears proposals on future
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Board heard two presentations during its bimonthly board meeting, both of which involved changes, physical and intergovernmental, as well as opportunities to come.
North Tonawanda City Council celebrates mayor; public supports dog control officer
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
On Tuesday, the City of North Tonawanda City Council was hit with a hurricane of emotion, testimonials and support during a very vocal public input session after all the motions and resolutions had been made and voted on by the council.
North Tonawanda resident succeeds online
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:20 pm
Amy Shellman started her first business almost one month ago, but it's not an ordinary store or restaurant. It's called Sunsets and Souls Boutique, and while it's located in North Tonawanda, it won't be found on Payne Avenue or Oliver Street. A good place to look though might be the local library's computers.
Amy Grant to bring unique live show, hits - and maybe a Christmas song or two - to Riviera Theatre
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:25 pm
The southern singer became a household name in the 1990s thanks to a sting of radio-pop hits, including "Baby, Baby," "That's What Love Is For," "I Will Remember You," "Lucky One," "House of Love" and "The Things We Do for Love."
HART awards community members
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston-based Home Assistance Referral Team held its seventh annual dinner and awards celebration Thursday night at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Macy's Place Pizzeria: Grand Islanders make WNY's best pizza
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
The people have spoken and have decided the best pizza in Western New York is made by an Island family.
YBPA honors Burmaster, recaps summer
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
At its session earlier this month, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association reviewed recent developments as well as plans for events entering into this fall.
Lewiston Town Board: Second public hearing on solar farm planned; NIMAC looking toward future
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
Two weeks after the Lewiston Town Board held a public hearing regarding a proposed utility-grade solar energy system planned for 4352 Williams Road, a second hearing was announced at this week's session.
Sanborn Business Association hosts Autumn Fest
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
If you have kids between age 2 and 8 and are trying to have a nice day out of the house, this is your ticket to ride. Autumn Fest in Sanborn is coming back to the Farm Museum Grounds at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6.
Classes offered at Kin Loch Farmstead
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
Kin Loch Farmstead is a sprawling, 37-acre plot on which Alex and Ryan Plante cultivated 2,000 lavender plants in 2018 and traded some growing space to Fran DePalma of Heirloom Soul Flowers. Since that time, the farm has outperformed expectations, receiving over 1,000 visitors during the summer who picked the freshly blooming lavender plants, take classes and experience country life.
Jim Toellner inducted into Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm
WGRZ-TV purchased two full pages in the Buffalo Broadcasters Association program book to congratulate Jim Toellner, its president and general manager for the past 16 years, on his recent Hall of Fame induction. On the first page, it reads: "Your Friends and Family From 2 WGRZ On Your Side Are So Proud of You, We Needed An Extra Page to Show Everyone!"
Mug and Musket closing: Ownership group upbeat about Youngstown
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm
Gauging the fallout of last week's unexpected closing of Youngstown's Mug and Musket Tavern by operators Catherine and Mike Stella, the ownership group of 418 Main Street is maintaining an optimistic view, both on the status of the property now for sale as well as the future of business in the village.
Borderland Festival thoroughly entertains
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 04:00 pm
The second edition of the Borderland Music and Arts Festival played out Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora.
Q&A: 'I Can Only Imagine' writer Bart Millard previews MercyMe concert at KeyBank Center
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 04:30 pm
MercyMe frontman Bart Millard's life was the subject of a feature film starring Dennis Quaid. "I Can Only Imagine" is the story of Bart's father, Arthur, changing his life and becoming a better man just before he died of cancer.
River Region welcomes new Tin Pan Alley owner
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 06:20 pm
For more than 20 years, Tin Pan Alley has been a culinary institution in Lewiston. On Saturday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed a new owner, William Castiglione, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Toellner inducted into Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:05 am
Grand Island resident Jim Toellner, the president and general manager of WGRZ-TV Channel 2 since 2003, was among six inductees into the 2019 Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the studios of WNED-TV. He began at WGRZ-TV as its general sales manager in 2001.
GI Rotary to take part in upcoming Taste of Grand Island
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will be participating at this year's Taste of Grand Island on Sept. 28 and once again it will be preparing and selling Empanada's from its booth as it raises funds for its annual high school student scholarship awards in the spring and its commitment to help maintain the Miracle League field and handicapped playground.
Grand Island Town Board: Southpointe development on hold
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray announced Thursday that the proposed Southpointe development project is "dead" and that the developers have informed him it will not move forward.
Lewiston, as a work of art: Artist group sets sights on Lewiston Event Center
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch's artist group met Wednesday morning and discussed adding a mural and perhaps 3-D art to the Lewiston Event Center's exterior. She said she broached the idea to owners Emery Simon and Harold Hibbard, and they were receptive. Hibbard was in attendance at the meeting.
Lewiston Police Department debuts mobile app
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
In a continuing effort to keep pace with today's technology advancements, the Lewiston Police Department announced release of a new mobile app.
 

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