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Destination Niagara USA supports Community Missions
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
On Thursday, Destination Niagara USA Director of Communications Andrea Czopp brought Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier three containers filled with hotel-quality bath items. The toiletries, including soaps, body washes and lotions, shampoos and conditioners, were collected by the destination marketing organization's traveling staffers.
YWCA of Niagara Frontier event brings opportunity for young females in politics
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier advisory board was inspired to develop its Institute for Public Leadership Candidate and Campaign Skills Workshop after witnessing the successful impact of the women's march in Washington, D.C., last year, and seeing the lack of female representation in office. The event visits Niagara University next weekend.
Great Contraption Race planning begins
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Planning for the all-new Great Contraption Race of 2018 is now starting to come together.
Town of Lewiston: Recreation ideas discussed for lower river
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
With winter slowly turning to spring, discussions in the Town of Lewiston are once again turning to recreation ideas for the lower river.
Chamber Gala 2018: Alexander and Colleen Swavy named Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Alexander and Colleen Swavy have been chosen by Mayor Terry Collesano and Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees as the 2018 Citizens of the Year.
You can win the Island Dispatch Easter Coloring Contest!
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Rebekah Thompson remembers the first time she ever entered an Island Dispatch coloring contest. She didn't win a prize, but her older sister won a gift card, and that just ignited an artistic and competitive fire.
Lenten Luncheon spotlights local environment
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Being caretakers of God's creation is more than taking plastic bags to Tops and placing bottles, cans, and newspapers in the recycle bin, said the Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ullman, pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, on Wednesday at the fourth in a series of five Lenten luncheons.
Grand Island Board of Education: District finds no threat after investigation
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Central School District officials tried to assure residents on Monday that reports of a student threat to harm the school were greatly exaggerated.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 6 Citizen of the Year honorees named
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has selected the recipients of the 52nd annual Citizen of the Year Awards. They will be recognized at a dinner to be held at the Radisson Grand Island on April 26.
Hard Rock grant will enable Buffalo Music Hall of Fame to help Niagara County veterans
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 09:05 pm
It was almost two years ago - as the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, was celebrating its 20th anniversary - that Richard Sargent first told this news outlet of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's desire to bring its Musician Medics program to Niagara Falls. The local rock 'n' roll stars sought to pay it forward in the Cataract City - but there was a roadblock: funding.
Cashless tolls to Grand Island begin March 29
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced cashless tolling will go live at the Grand Island toll barriers on Thursday, March 29 (weather-dependent). As of the morning commute on Friday, March 30, the toll plazas at the north and south Grand Island bridges will no longer accept cash payment.
VIDEO: Penguin Coast debuts at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Mar 14th 2018 02:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara officially opened its new, $3.5 million exhibit, Penguin Coast, on Wednesday. The new space is five times larger than the previous habitat and enables the venue to apply for Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation.
City of Niagara Falls honors NF Powerhawks for playoff berth
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 07:05 pm
On Monday evening, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster issued a proclamation honoring the Niagara Falls Powerhawks hockey team for their success in the 2017-18 season, which is their first in Niagara Falls.
Just short: Niagara-Wheatfield falls in state championship
Sun, Mar 11th 2018 04:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team has been through it all this season. Coming off the previous season where they didn't make the sectional final; a middle of the season where they weren't playing their best hockey; a historic end of the season run; and the tragic loss of a classmate mixed into four months was just tidbits of what the Falcons went through. After the tragedy in the community, the team uplifted many Wheatfield spirits with a run to the New York state large schools championship. Unfortunately, good things come to an end, and on Sunday evening, the Falcons were defeated by the No. 1 team in New York state, the Victor Blue Devils, 5-1.
Handmade, old-world pizza a specialty at Lewiston's Casa Antica
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Casa Antica is well-known as a premier Italian restaurant. Menu items such as the award-winning arancini (riceball), pepperoni caldi ripieni (banana peppers), gnocchi Bolognese (meat sauce), ravioli con aragosta (lobster) and pork bracciole are crowd favorites - and each comes in a serving size requiring a take-home bag.
Village of Lewiston: Bruce Sutherland running for mayor
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
The time is now for Bruce Sutherland. Having served two consecutive terms as deputy mayor, the former Air Force pilot and Historical Association of Lewiston board president began his campaign for the village's top elected office earlier this week.
Frontier House: Court wants progress in next 30 days
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Wednesday night in Town of Lewiston Justice Court, the Hon. Thomas Sheeran told principal Frontier House owners Richard and Judy Hastings he wants to see "something that we can point to that gets us closer to the goal line" of exterior renovations and/or a sale. The judge gave the Hastings family 30 days in which to act.
Chamber Gala 2018: Linda White named Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
Linda White was chosen by Supervisor J. Duffy Johnston and the Porter Town Board as the 2018 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year. White has dedicated her time and effort in developing projects to enhance the quality of life for residents in the Town of Porter for decades as a librarian and volunteer in the community.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
A report by WalletHub finds the Buffalo-Niagara area ranks No. 4 among the best U.S. cities when it comes to celebrating Irish-American heritage for 2018. In its rating, WalletHub examined "17 key metrics, ranging from Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick's Day to weather forecasts."
Opioid crisis topic of Lenten Luncheon
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
Citing statistics that show the number of deaths in Erie County from opioid abuse has tripled in the last four years, the Rev. Earle King of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Grand Island Town Board sets public hearing for truck stop law
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board Monday set a public hearing for 8 p.m. March 19 to receive input on proposed local law intro No. 1 of 2018 banning travel plazas on Grand Island.
Zonta honors 10 Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected 10 outstanding women to receive the 2018 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community.
Niagara-Wheatfield community comes together for Ziegler family
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 09:25 pm
It's been a very tough week for the Niagara-Wheatfield community. On Wednesday, students, faculty, friends and family received tragic news that Michael Ziegler; a student at Niagara-Wheatfield High School and a member of the Falcons football, wrestling and lacrosse teams, tragically passed away.
Town of Wheatfield Board approves route for river trail
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 05:55 pm
After hearing from citizens last Wednesday on the five alternatives proposed for the Niagara River waterfront multiuse trail (see report on cover), the Town Board made its final decision Monday night at its regular meeting on which alternative would suit the town best.
Wheatfield residents see alternatives for river trail
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 05:55 pm
Last Wednesday, Town of Wheatfield residents gathered to view five alternatives for the Niagara River multiuse trail that would extend from the City of North Tonawanda line to the City of Niagara Falls line along River Road.
Interview: Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace talks Niagara Falls show, soaring with 'Somethingness'
Thu, Mar 8th 2018 08:50 pm
When Our Lady Peace performs Monday at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, the band will pay homage to its 20-year-old, Diamond-selling album, "Clumsy." But it's their 20-day-old album, "Somethingness," that has OLP excited.
Quartet of seniors help Niagara Falls basketball to regionals
Thu, Mar 8th 2018 01:20 pm
The Niagara Falls High School basketball program has a rich history of winning and is always held to high expectations. In the 2017-18 season, they won the Niagara Frontier League and their 20th Section VI title dating back to the old Niagara Falls High School on Pine Avenue, but this year seniors Quran Dubois, Syquan Ralands, Tazaun Rose and Marquise Miller want more than just another sectional title: they want the states.
Interview: '12 Monkeys' star Amanda Schull finds 'Love, Once and Always' on Hallmark Channel
Thu, Mar 8th 2018 09:55 am
"12 Monkeys" star Amanda Schull was able to find respite in the form of the Hallmark Channel, and a light, romantic story titled "Love, Once and Always." In the movie, she stars as Lucy, a promising historian who unexpectedly inherits half of a mansion left to her upon the death of an aunt. The owner of the estate's other half is a former beau, Duncan, who seemingly shunned Lucy a decade earlier.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS holds basketball game for Bald for Bucks
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 11:30 pm
Tuesday night a couple thousand people gathered at the Niagara-Wheatfield gym for a basketball game between the Niagara-Wheatfield faculty and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni. The evening was more than a fun pickup game, though, as proceeds from the game benefitted the Bald for Bucks association in honor of the late James Campbell, who passed away in August due to cancer.
Lewiston Harvest Festival will be 'hopping' this year
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 05:05 pm
The Lewiston Harvest Festival, which expanded onto Center Street for the first time in 2017, is growing again in 2018.
St. Peter R.C. School hosts 'Inspire'-themed ladies luncheon
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 02:30 pm
An event that started in the 1970s was reimagined Saturday as the women of St. Peter R.C. School presented a gala benefit. Once held in the student cafeteria, this year's rendition took place at the new wing of the Niagara Falls Country Club. There, parents, teachers, faculty and members of Rosary Altar Guild Society joined forces to stage a ladies luncheon, mother-daughter fashion show and grand gift and basket raffle, all to raise funds for the Lewiston elementary school.
HS Hockey: Peters guides Niagara-Wheatfield to state semifinals
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 11:45 pm
On Monday when the Niagara-Wheatfield Hockey team defeated Williamsville North for the Section VI large schools crown, Nick Peters played a rare game where he didn't record a point. Saturday night in the state quarterfinals, Peters was in on every scoring play. The Falcons defeated the Syracuse Cougars, 3-1, to move on to the state semifinals
3-peat: Niagara Falls wins 20th sectional title in school history
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:20 pm
There are few schools who have a storied basketball program like the Niagara Falls Wolverines. On Saturday afternoon, the Wolverines added to that history, defeating the Williamsville North Spartans, 61-42, to win their third consecutive Section VI Class AA title.
Chamber Awards Gala 2018: Ed's Garage is Ransomville Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ed's Garage as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Lewiston Town Board accepts community donation for ice rink
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Newsmakers saw the board accepting a community fundraiser donation to assist the just concluded Lewiston Family Ice Rink operations, a commitment of town funding to assist the Discover Niagara Shuttle for its 2018 operations year, and discussion for a proposed charging station to service electronic vehicles operated by the town.
Grand Island: Comprehensive plan unveiled
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
After 18 months of meetings and public input sessions, consultants helping the Town of Grand Island develop a new comprehensive master plan presented the first update to the public Wednesday.
Grand Island schools donate $1K to ECMC
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Employees throughout the Grand Island Central School District had a personal connection when they donated to the Erie County Medical Center Trauma Center/Emergency Department Capital Project.
Town of Wheatfield: Lighting an illuminating topic at board meeting
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:40 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board met Monday night for its second regular meeting of February.
Town of Niagara Board presented plans for WNY First Response & Preparedness Center
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:30 pm
On Tuesday evening, the Town of Niagara Town Board welcomed LaBella Associates and the Niagara County Center for Economic Development for a special Town Board meeting, in regard to the proposed Western New York First Response and Preparedness Center at the old U.S. Army Reserve Base off of Porter Road.
Phone or pad cracked, wet? Bring it to Lewiston e-fix
Thu, Mar 1st 2018 04:50 pm
When Frank and his wife, Stacey, acquired the business in late-2015, "We changed the name, because we intended on supporting phones and tablets sooner rather than later," he said. "Lewiston Computer Services didn't quite cover that. Now we're Lewiston e-fix, which is electronics fix ... computers, phones, tablets."
 

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