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Waterkeeper a multi-branch organization for all water concerns
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 04:50 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a 30-year-old nonprofit, presiding over an area of some of the most memorable waterways in the world. It's not just Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes Erie and Ontario, rivers Niagara and Buffalo. It also encompasses the groundwater, the creeks, the riverbeds and tributaries, all of which are part of the greater Buffalo Niagara watershed.
Nik Wallenda: Child of God overcomes 'Mouth of Hell'
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 11:00 am
Nik Wallenda will have to traverse the moon to top this death-defying stunt.
N-W state champion McDougald welcomed back home
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:20 pm
When people think of Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons athletics and its history, many turn towards the success of the wrestling program over the years. This past weekend, another N-W wrestler etched his name into the history books, as senior Justin McDougald became the fifth Falcons wrestler to win a New York State wrestling title.
Police continue investigation into shooting fatality
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:50 am
Area police are continuing their investigations into an incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Police report shots were fired and two injured - one fatally - on the Tuscarora Nation reservation.
Nik Wallenda set to cross Masaya volcano
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
"Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, on ABC (WKBW-TV Channel 7). This will be Wallenda's highest and farthest wire walk.
Lewiston Town Board: Greenway seeks public input on shoreline trail plan
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
During a presentation at Monday's Town Board meeting in the Town of Lewiston, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Gregory Stevens announced a public workshop regarding the lower Niagara Shoreline Trail Connectivity Study.
Cash bail reform and its impact to police
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
This week, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore of the New York State Court of Appeals said she felt confident the "unintended consequences" of New York's new cash bail reform law would ultimately undergo changes, allowing judges to regain the ability to hold suspects in jail who are deemed too dangerous for release.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Thanks for Undie Sunday
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Sherry Miller, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Grand Island and Undie Sunday chair, said: "We thank our community for their outpouring of support to the annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday collection. We were able to help the least of us by distributing bags of new undergarments and socks to three missions in our area. This was truly following Rotary's mission of 'Service Above Self.' "
Grand Island Board of Education: School district administration briefs trustees on Foundation Aid
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Calculating New York State's Foundation Aid to school districts is a simple four-part, 25-step, calculation that leads to a fifth part with two steps, the first of which, according to Superintendent of School Brian Graham, is "Forget everything you just did in Parts A through D. Maybe throw your calculator, rip up your papers, sigh in frustration. ..."
'NT Momentum' to revitalize NT downtown
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
The City of North Tonawanda has been working with the Lumber City Development Corp on a strategy called "NT Momentum." The plan is currently in phase one of its master plan for the 546-acre study area that includes properties downtown and River Road.
Town of Niagara supervisor announces plans to demolish vacant plaza
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
It was a night for bulldozing the eyesores, and rewarding the clean and sightly at the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting. Plans to take down existing vacant and unsafe structures were announced.
Niagara County Legislator addresses Town of Wheatfield Board and residents
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey was in attendance at the regular Town Board meeting in Wheatfield to discuss a few issues sure to affect residents, and perhaps the entire landscape of Wheatfield.
Q&A: Grammy-winning for KING & COUNTRY will 'burn the ships' a little longer
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 02:55 pm
When the Christian duo released "burn the ships" in late 2018, the album landed at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200. The single "God Only Knows" went Top 30 on Mediabase and Billboard's "Hot AC." In the past year, for KING & COUNTRY performed at the Country Music Awards, recorded with Dolly Parton, remixed with Timbaland, shot a video with Sydney Sierota from Echosmith, and took home two Grammy Awards.
Nik Wallenda Q&A
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 09:30 am
Seventh-generation aerialist Nik Wallenda will attempt his most ambitious highwire walk yet when he ascends to the top of the Masaya volcano in Nicaragua. "Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, on ABC (WKBW-TV Channel 7). This will be Wallenda's highest and farthest wire walk.
Portraits in porcelain: Doring to display artistry in April 26 exhibit
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:50 am
Chie Doring knew she wanted to be an artist when she was just a young girl growing up in Japan. Now, at age 92, the award-winning artist and longtime Grand Island resident is planning to celebrate a retrospective of her paintings in "A Unique Asian Porcelain Art Show" this spring.
Fairchild Place listed as for sale
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:45 am
Just eight months after a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of McGuire Development Co.'s first Lewiston development, the parcels at 765 Fairchild Place and 750 Onondaga Street are listed for sale.
Pellicano's Marketplace: Neighborhood store moving down the block
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:15 pm
Pellicano's Marketplace has been a staple in Wheatfield since 1986. When Paul Pellicano opened the shop, he unveiled gourmet grocery items to the public, right on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Olcott Lions gearing up Swim for Sight
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo-Niagara certainly appears to be getting off easy this time around when it comes to dealing with our winter weather. Plainly put, it's been a dull one, with milder temperatures more often than not dictating the weather patterns.
Village of Lewiston seeks criminal justice reforms
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday joined the New York State Conference of Mayors in calling for criminal justice reforms. Specifically, elected leaders are looking for increased protection for past victims and potential targets.
Mark Daul: Is Lake Ontario a beauty or beast?
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
My column today is not going to tell you about nor make you cry about the high water levels along the south shore of Lake Ontario.
Town of Lewiston: Jeanette Collesano retires as Senior Center director
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
This past Tuesday, a significant event was marked at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center. With dozens of visitors on hand, including town officials, area seniors and center members, family and many, many friends, Jeanette Collesano bid her goodbyes to all as Senior Center director.
Fantasy Island closes, ending 59-year ride
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 06:15 pm
Four years after buying Martin's Fantasy Island, Apex Parks Group announced the permanent closure of the Grand Island park this week.
De Dee's Dairy to open Youngstown location
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 04:55 pm
De Dee's Dairy announced on social media plans to locate a second ice cream shop in the Village of Youngstown, directly behind Youngstown Galley at 400 Main St.
NT Botanical Gardens host students
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Yesterday, students from North Tonawanda High School were due to leave their books, papers and pens in the classroom, and get their hands dirty at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens on Sweeney Street, where Dave Conti and the rest of the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Organization had some serious lessons to impart.
Freedom of Information group sues Niagara County Legislature
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government is a group that monitors the compliance of municipalities with open government laws. These include towns and cities in both Erie and Niagara counties to agencies such as the City of Lockport Housing Authority.
NT officials worried about Canal Fest
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday night at North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting, Mayor Arthur Pappas commented on the lack of communication between officials in the City of North Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda, in regard to the upcoming Canal Fest, an annual summer festival featuring rides, games and fireworks on the border of the two cities overlooking the Erie Canal.
Waterkeeper holds open house in North Tonawanda
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper held an open house at North Tonawanda's City Hall for those interested in learning more about the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Living Shoreline project.
Aquarium of Niagara executive director outlines venue's future
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 02:30 pm
At an event Wednesday, the Aquarium of Niagara unveiled a new strategic plan and outlined the goals it will pursue in the next three to five years.
Niagara Falls hoops recaptures NFL title
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 11:20 pm
The Niagara Falls High School tradition of basketball excellence continued Wednesday night, as the Wolverines defeated the Lewiston-Porter Lancers, 71-65, to take home the 2019-20 Niagara Frontier League championship.
'Light it up for Lymphedema': Unexplained swelling might be diagnosable, treatable disease
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 06:10 pm
For the past three years, I've organized the "Light it up for Lymphedema" campaign for the New York State Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN). The campaign encourages sites around the state and Canada to glow in teal each March 6, World Lymphedema Day, to raise awareness of lymphedema (LE) and lymphatic diseases (LD), chronic swelling conditions that have no cures. If left untreated, LE and LD can lead to deformities, infections and death.
Q&A: Fitz and the Tantrums bringing 'All the Feels' to the Falls
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 05:20 pm
On their 2019 release, the six-piece crafted a dozen-plus songs that explore doubt and the struggle to succeed; the give and take of love - of pushing someone away while also desperately trying to keep them close; and the soaring highs that come with performing in front of thousands of adoring fans.
Brickyard at 15: Lewiston restaurant celebrates crystal anniversary
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
For 15 years, the Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. has been Lewiston's go-to place for killer Bs: barbecue and beer.
Grand Island Board of Education: First budget input session held
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
A school aid increase from the state isn't what it appears to be, Board of Education trustees heard Monday.
Lewiston: Moody's finds town in 'healthy financial position'
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
Financial matters and solar were among the discussion items of interest at Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session.
Empower to hold 'Snowflake Basket Auction' fundraiser
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
A quick Google search will show the word "empower" means to give someone the authority or power to do something; or make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. Similar words of both definition, from that same search include: authorize, emancipate, unshackle and permit. Bearing this in mind might explain why United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County Inc. took it on as its nomenclature and became Empower in 2015.
Early education starts for Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
Pre-K is starting up for Niagara-Wheatfield School District. To be held at the Bunny Bunch Day Care, the classes have already filled 120 spaces in nine classes, but there are 21 slots remaining for parents to register their children. Best of all, the classes are free.
Wheatfield Gardens talks to Wheatfield Board
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
This past Monday, the manager of the Wheatfield Gardens greenhouses, Paal Eflstrum, came in front of the Town Board of Wheatfield to update the board members on some of the changes he had made on the border - as documented in a letter to the town - with the Timberlakes subdivision, and asked the board for further instructions on how to be "good neighbors."
NCCC hosts event to help victims of violence, trauma
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
For the second time in two years, NCCC will be hosting SUNY's "Got Your Back" comfort bag preparation volunteer event for those fleeing from violence and trauma.
Mount St. Mary's hosts 'Valentine's Day Extravaganza'
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 08:55 am
The annual "Valentine's Day Extravaganza," run by the mission committee at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, will be held today in the front lobby of the hospital.
Q&A: Echosmith offering hope to 'Lonely Generation'
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 05:40 pm
On their sophomore album, "Lonely Generation," Echosmith doesn't shy away from exploring life's valleys while addressing society's obsession with social media. Those ideas are tempered by reflection, joy in the sibling trio's journey together, and, of course, finding love.
 

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