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Frosty's in town
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:05 am
Drivers passing the corner of Military and Packard roads have likely noticed a new man in town.
Village of Lewiston to hold public hearing, likely vote on 'Paladino Plaza' on Nov. 21
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 01:55 pm
Four years after purchasing 4.1 acres of land in the Village of Lewiston, Ellicott Development seemingly has no more hoops to jump through, studies to produce, or speakers to present before receiving a final vote on plans to build a mixed-use plaza.
Preparing for Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 08:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is once again participating in Small Business Saturday, and encouraging retailers in Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville and Sanborn to take advantage of the national promotion.
Village Bake Shoppe offering cookies & discounts as part of customer appreciation day
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
To mark five fabulous years dishing out delicious desserts, the world-famous Village Bake Shoppe is holding a customer appreciation day on Nov. 12.
Ransomville: Festival of Wreaths to feature new happenings
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
The annual Ransomville Festival of Wreaths is taking place all day Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27, in the hamlet of Ransomville.
Lewiston: Keeping the ice rink open
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
As discussions wound up at Town Hall this week on Lewiston's $16.820 million 2017 tentative spending plan, town officials reported steps are now being taken to resurrect the Lewiston Family Ice Rink for the upcoming Lewiston Christmas Walk and holiday season.
Town of Niagara approves budget proposal
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 02:25 pm
In a very brief public hearing and special Town Board meeting for the 2017 budget, held Wednesday at Town Hall, the Town of Niagara officially approved the 2017 budget proposal originally revealed by Supervisor Lee Wallace early last month.
North Tonawanda tourism continues to increase
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
Tourism continues to be on the rise in North Tonawanda.
Niagara Community Center opens, begins to serve area youth
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:35 am
The new Niagara Community Center is now up and running, providing a new place for youth to thrive and learn through sporting and educational activities.
Man fires off AK-47 in house during domestic incident in Wheatfield
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 05:30 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call Monday afternoon after a 46-year-old man fired multiple gunshots in his Wheatfield home.
Bear's Den suits Billy Ocean to a tea
Sun, Oct 30th 2016 12:50 am
The 1980s took center spotlight Saturday, as Billy Ocean performed inside the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino's Bear's Den. His songs, made popular in part by films "Jewel of the Nile" and "License to Drive," brought back happy memories for the 400 or so in attendance, while his voice sounded as if it was vacu-sealed in the '80s and, shhhhhpppp, opened fresh on stage.
NFP High School Game of the Week: Turnovers doom NT Lumberjacks in loss to Bennett
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 05:10 pm
On a cold night at Robert E. Rich All High Stadium, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks were defeated by the Bennett Tigers, 44-23.
Twice-told tale: 2 Lindas, 2 Jims equals 5 decades of friendship
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:05 am
It has been Linda and Jim, and Jim and Linda for more than 50 years - a friendship of two couples that has stood the test of time.
Town of Lewiston approves tax levy limit override
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston moved further on its 2017 budget this week, both at a public hearing Monday to override the tax levy limit, and in its $16.820 million preliminary spending plan.
Grand Island WWII vet going on Honor Flight
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 07:00 pm
A Grand Island veteran of World War II will get well-deserved recognition for his military service when he boards the Honor Flight on Saturday for the trip of a lifetime.
Grand Island Board of Education: Study of municipal broadband discussed
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:00 am
The Board of Education heard a proposal to fund a study on whether municipal broadband would make sense for Grand Island.
GI Lions Club to mark 60th anniversary
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For 60 years, Grand Island has had a special friend working on its behalf to create a better life for those less fortunate in the community.
A musical history of the Civil War
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For a tuneful glimpse into the music of the Civil War, mark your calendars for Nov. 3 and plan to be at Historic Trinity Church before the start of the 7 p.m. program.
Delivering more than meals: Twin Cities Meals on Wheels recognized for service to others
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
Twin Cities Meals on Wheels, formerly known as North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels, opened its doors Saturday to reveal a new name change, as well as to give elected officials and community members an inside look into the everyday operations.
Community comes together in preparation for Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the Niagara Electric Lights Parade will soon be kicking off local celebrations.
Interview: Gabriel Luna offers hell of a good performance as Robbie Reyes, Ghost Rider on 'SH.I.E.L.D.'
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 05:35 pm
Driving his 1969 Dodge Charger - the "Hell Charger" - Robbie Reyes and his flame-glowing-skull alter ego have teamed up with S.H.I.E.L.D. in search of a mystical book, and to take down a mysterious ethereal enemy.
Interview: Steve Vai to perform 'Passion and Warfare' live at The Riv
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 05:50 pm
On Saturday, Steve Vai will perform his 1990 album "Passion and Warfare," from top to bottom, at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Interview: Former 'The Voice' standout Caitlin Caporale releases new single, 'Guarded Heart'
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 05:20 pm
Caitlin Caporale was one of "The Voice's" competitors in season eight, which aired in 2015. She famously performed a few bars of "Impossible" with Christina Aguilera - sitting in the coach's red chair, no less - before working with Pharrell and receiving guidance from Lionel Richie.
Village of Lewiston HPC approves Frontier House subdivision request
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 02:35 pm
A small change on paper made a big difference Monday, as the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission approved a modified request by Hastings Lewiston Inc. to subdivide the property at 460 Center St. Commissioners voted 4-0 to grant a certificate of appropriateness, and to move the concept along to the Planning Board.
NFP High School Game of the Week: North Tonawanda survives in a playoff thriller versus Iroquois
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 06:00 pm
On a cold, damp Friday night at George Vetter Stadium in North Tonawanda, the Lumberjacks survived a fight from the Iroquois Chiefs, defeating them 20-16.
Niagara University's communication studies department launching careers around the country
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:30 am
The Niagara University communication studies department instills drive within its students.
'Roam the Region' with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:30 am
"Roam the Region," siring on the Our Schools Channel (OSC-TV 21), features Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce members and to bring awareness to the area.
Town of Lewiston budget struggles continue
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston is facing some very tough choices as the budget season moves along.
Making improvements: Trail at Opportunities Unlimited enhanced by Scout initiatives
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:40 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara recently welcomed a new addition to the Kimberly Woodruff Memorial Nature Trail at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield.
Proposed NT budget below tax cap
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 11:30 am
It's again time to talk budget in North Tonawanda and, if all goes according to plan, residents won't have to worry about a property tax increase in 2017.
Avoiding roadway tragedy: Drivers, pedestrians, parents must take action
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 11:30 am
Sometimes it only takes a moment of distraction or inattention, poor visibility, or inappropriate speed for tragedy to strike on a roadway.
Town of Wheatfield: Residents push to make road safer
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 11:25 am
Krueger Road residents Deborah Fadel and Kelly Dueger said they gathered 662 signatures from both Kruger Road and surrounding area residents who were in favor of installing a sidewalk in the area at Monday night's board meeting.
New date set for Ellicott plaza SEQR vote; public hearing still TBD
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 05:35 pm
For the second time this fall, it appears the Ellicott Development plaza proposal is nearing a final vote.
Fastest firefighter
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 02:20 pm
Firefighter Joe Casullo, left in the video, and Lt. Nick Egloff of the Grand Island Fire Co. hold a race to see who can put his turnout gear on the fastest, as children from Sidway Elementary School cheer them on.
Lewiston Council on the Arts, Corey McGowan to relaunch Taste of Lewiston
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 09:05 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and a rising Western New York event planner are reviving a popular, summertime Center Street event.
Lewiston Post Office investigation complete, leak was accidental
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 03:25 pm
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has finished its investigation into the pepper spray spill that sent seven Lewiston Post Office employees to Mount St. Mary's Hospital on Wednesday.
NFP High School Game of the Week: Niagara Falls heads into playoffs strong after defeating Orchard Park
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 11:35 pm
In front of a packed house celebrating Senior Day at Niagara Falls High School, the Wolverines defeated the Orchard Park Quakers, 26-23, on Saturday.
Lewiston: ZBA OKs Fairchild variances
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals approved six variances for Orchard Park developer James Jerge's 765 Fairchild Place development proposal. ZBA members offered little commentary on the plan, which they've seen in various incarnations this year.
Lew-Port to present 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
In the spirit of Halloween, the Lewiston-Porter Drama Club presents "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a ghost story adapted by Lindsay Price from the original work by Washington Irving.
Family-owned farm provides local autumn attraction
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 06:05 pm
Families from all over Western New York are coming together to celebrate autumn at the Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm at 6920 Nash Road.