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Veterans helping veterans: 3F Club hosts HAVA event for disabled veterans
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
In recognition of Veterans Day, on Saturday, Oct. 20, the Fin-Feather-Fur Conservation Society in Lewiston (3F Club) played host to a small group representing the country's recent past heroes of conflict.
Pitching in for DeGlopper Memorial; parade set
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Etched glass biographies of Grand Island servicemen killed in action are moving closer to completion thanks to the efforts of Island benefactors and student volunteers working out of the Grand Island High School technology wing.
West River Shoreline Trail opens with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:05 am
The much-debated West River Shoreline Trail officially opened Tuesday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on what was once the West River Parkway.
Celebrating 200 years: Lewiston Bicentennial Committee formed
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced the formation of a Bicentennial Committee for the Village and Town of Lewiston to commemorate 200 years. The committee has been recognized by both municipal boards, and is tasked with the planning of events and hosting celebrations.
Artpark works with Buffalo State, cultural ambassador on historical/educational project
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 07:15 pm
Faculty from Buffalo State College teamed with Artpark & Company and local cultural ambassador Michael Beam on Friday morning to relocate and record historical items purposely placed in the park hill.
Town of Lewiston OKs local law to override 2% tax cap
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 08:55 am
It looks like property owners in the Town of Lewiston will be facing a tax increase in excess of the 2 percent cap for 2019.
'The Goldbergs' star Hayley Orrantia tells us what it's like to live in the '80s (Hint: There are lots of scrunchies)
Tue, Oct 23rd 2018 06:15 pm
It was Oct. 15, 2000-something, and Hayley Orrantia was trying to free herself from the clutches of a 25-foot spider.
Interview: Newly awarded Matthew West set to go 'All In' with Buffalo concert
Tue, Oct 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
Fresh from winning his first Dove Award (Songwriter of the Year), Matthew West chatted with NFP about "The Answer/All In" tour, which he's co-headlining with Jeremy Camp. The artists are intent on sharing a message of hope as they perform a boxload of hit songs. They'll take the Eastern Hills Church stage on Nov. 2. Tickets and more information can be found at TheAnswerAllInTour.com.
Village of Lewiston Board looking for 60-day extension on Frontier House
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston is hopeful it will receive two extra months to continue exploring its options with regard to the Frontier House.
Porter eyes property tax increase
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
Be expecting a tax increase for 2019, if you're a property owner in the Town of Porter.
Coalition report faults localities on executive sessions
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
A report released Thursday by the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government has claimed a number of municipalities in both Erie and Niagara counties are out of compliance with state Open Meetings Laws when it comes to executive sessions.
Grand Island: Students pay homage to late teacher
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
Students in the Grand Island Central School District are honoring fifth-grade teacher and coach Julie Neville, who died this week after a long battle with breast cancer.
Grand Island Town Board: Open World Program visitors welcomed
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board welcomed a group of European dignitaries to its meeting Monday in Town Hall and presented the group with a town proclamation.
Second forum held for possible $25 million capital project in Grand Island Central School District
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 06:55 am
A second community forum on a possible $25 million capital project was as lightly attended as the first, drawing only a handful of residents.
Thurman Thomas, Cheerios celebrate Buffalo's friendly honor
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 09:35 am
Tuesday morning, Buffalonians had much to cheer about, as Cheerios, along with Buffalo Bills Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas, celebrated a prestigious honor.
St. Peter's dedicates new playground
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
The Most Rev. Richard Malone joined with students, teachers, faculty members, community leaders and friends to officially open the St. Peter's playground on Friday. The recreational space is located behind the gymnasium and adjacent to the Lewiston elementary school. It was dedicated to Dr. Irene Elia.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1: Community invited to partake in annual Wine Tasting & Food Pairing
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Like fine wine, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1's annual operational fundraising event just keeps getting better with age.
Budget season underway in Town of Lewiston
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Budget season for the Town of Lewiston is now underway with the town's recent debut of 2019 spending plans that reflect increases over its adopted 2018 plan of $17,287,894.
Youngstown trustees take no action on parking
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Following a boisterous public hearing last week in Youngstown - one to consider changes in the village code on a 15-minute parking provision fronting a Lockport Street business - no action was taken by the Village Board of Trustees on Thursday night.
Lewiston gets its gym back with Village Fitness Club
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Village Fitness Club is located at 734 Cayuga St. Hours of operations are 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. until noon Sunday. For more information, call 716-998-0057 or visit www.MyVillageFitness.com.
Grand Island Town Board: Supervisor, councilman trade charges of bullying
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Both Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray and Councilman Mike Madigan are accusing the other of bullying following release of an audiotape in which McMurray told Madigan, "I think you're sick. I think you really are. ... I have a gun. Don't come to my house."
Grand Island Central School District: Second forum scheduled to discuss possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 06:55 am
The Grand Island Central School District will host a second community forum to share the preliminary plans for a possible $22 million to $25 million capital project.
Lewiston-Porter has a special visitor: State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 08:20 pm
Lewiston-Porter was honored by a visit with New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia this past Thursday (as shown in the photo). Elia was in the district to meet with Lewiston-Porter teaching faculty and administrators for a focused discussion on the district's approach to Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR).
Niagara Falls: Interfaith service held to offer hope for those with mental illness
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 02:00 pm
The eighth Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding took place Tuesday afternoon at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Cleveland Avenue in Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Town Board: Madigan calls McMurray's work environment 'hostile'
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
Councilman Michael Madigan is complaining that Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray's behavior toward him has crossed a line, and he's contemplating legal again.
Grand Island Board of Education: Forum held for possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
A building condition survey of the Grand Island Central School District has helped identify district needs to be addressed by a possible capital project of $22 million to $25 million.
Village of Lewiston set to save thousands with new LED lights
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
Thanks to customer incentives, the Village of Lewiston will enjoy significant savings on electricity at both the Red Brick Municipal Building and Department of Public Works garage.
Parking problems in Youngstown: Businesses at odds over 15-minute marker
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 06:55 am
Opposition continues to build in Youngstown on village plans to modify a long-standing street parking arrangement for a Lockport Street liquor store.
Christy Nockels previews The Freedom Project Tour
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 05:05 pm
As one-half of the Christian duo Watermark, singer Christy Nockels is used to big stages, bright lights and grand productions. There will be none of that razzle-dazzle when she comes to Western New York on Oct. 11, and that suits Nockels just fine.
Niagara Falls takes stand against domestic violence
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 08:40 pm
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family & Children's Service of Niagara coordinated the fifth annual Domestic Violence Ribbon Walk on Tuesday. Staff, local elected leaders and community members gathered on Third Street to take a collective stand against domestic violence. As they walked, they tied purple ribbons on the trees between Main and Niagara streets.
Youngstown Arts & Music Fest to feature 'Rising Artists,' homebrew competition, foods, crafts
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:05 am
Summer has now become autumn in the River Region - with those scenic drives in the countryside, U-pick visits, fall plants and pre-Halloween pumpkin buying, farm hayrides and the like being the norm.
Greenway funding for new Lewiston park
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Look for some movement next year on a new town park in northern Lewiston along the Niagara River.
Lewiston Town Board approves special use permit for solar project
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board gave its OK on a new a solar facility under its new solar law on Monday. Specifically, it approved a special use permit to allow for construction of a proposed utility scale solar energy project on property owned by Town Building/Zoning Inspector Tim Masters at 1897 Swann Road.
Above and Beyond: Fuccillo pitches in to help make Grand Island Fire Co. fire prevention program 'HUGE' success
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that Fuccillo Chevrolet has formed a noteworthy partnership with the Grand Island Fire Co. through a generous donation of $8,500 towards the purchase of special fire prevention giveaway T-shirts. GIFC officers welcome such corporate support and appreciate it.
Homecoming delight: Stott leads Falcons to victory under the lights
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 11:40 pm
Friday night was something players on coach Russ Nixon's Falcons squad won't forget for a long time. In front of a packed crowd at Terry Harvey Field, including a loud and proud Black Hole student section, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated Kenmore West for a homecoming victory, 28-21.
Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik talks 'Dizzy Up The Girl' tour, performing at Shea's and connecting with fans
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 07:55 pm
The "SiriusXM Presents: Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour" visits Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo for 8 p.m. shows on Oct. 19-21. Per the band's marketing agent, BB Gun Press, each night will see the Goo Goo Dolls perform the full record, then stage an additional set "packed with surprises and more of their hits."
'God Friended Me' ... and Violett Beane; actress previews new CBS series
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 05:05 pm
Violett Beane has been a superhero on two different Earths, brought heart to Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, and played truth or dare on the big screen. But did you know she also makes a killer vegan nacho cheese sauce?
'Lethal Weapon': Maggie Lawson details new partnership with Seann William Scott, looks forward to getting into action (but maybe not in heels!)
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 04:45 pm
Actor Seann William Scott has joined "Lethal Weapon." He will play Wesley Cole, an ex-CIA operative and new partner to LAPD Det. Roger Mayfield Murtaugh (Damon Wayans). With the addition of Scott/Cole came a significant added bonus: Maggie Lawson would recur as his ex-girlfriend and the mother of their 12-year-old daughter.
Village of Lewiston recognizes community leaders; resets safety, fee regulations
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Mayor Anne Welch and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees issued proclamations to several community leaders on Monday. The awardees were lauded for recent beautification efforts on Center Street. Those honored included members of the Garden Club of Lewiston, the Lewiston Beautification Commission, Samuel and Judy Talarico, Gary Hofing of Lewiston Plaza (Rite Aid), Anthony DiMino of Lewiston Tops/CVS Plaza, and Fran and Marie Williams.
Grand Island Town Board to investigate moving Town Hall to Cannon Design
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board will undertake an assessment of the Cannon Design building in a process to consider whether or not to acquire the property and make it the new Grand Island Town Hall.