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St. Peter's School gives $2,000 in support of Catholic Charities
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 10:10 am
At the end of March, St. Peter R.C. School hosted its annual children's basket auction.
Artpark announces 4 more shows: Randy Bachman/54•40, Brian Setzer/Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, George Thorogood/38 Special and return of Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 10:10 am
Artpark & Company has announced four more concerts coming to the Outdoor Amphitheater stage as part of its "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" series: Canadian Hall of Fame: Randy Bachman and 54•40; Brian Setzer's 'Rockabilly Riot!' with special guest Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; George Thorogood & The Destroyers and 38 Special; and Lynyrd Skynyrd. All four shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 7.
Buffalo Sabres recall forward Alexander Nylander
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 09:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team recalled forward Alexander Nylander from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Memorial Medical Center Foundation announces 2017 Niagara Cup Classic co-chairs
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Michael J. Cardamone, D.C., left, of Cardamone Chiropractic, and Douglas E. Mooradian, of Pine Pharmaceuticals, have been named the 2017 Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament co-chairs.
Girls on The Run underway at Lew-Port
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The third spring season of the Girls on the Run program has begun on the Lewiston-Porter campus. Seventeen girls from the Primary and Intermediate education centers will participate in the 2017 season, which began Monday, March 21, and runs through Sunday, June 4.
Grander Lewiston Spring Fling this year
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Spring has finally arrived in Lewiston and, with it, the 22nd annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling. This event is designed to be a way to celebrate winter's end and the time to renew old friendships (and make new ones).
Buffalo sailor serves on USS Makin Island
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Damage Controlman 3rd Class Kennedi Eddings, from Buffalo, takes a lube oil sample aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Tax time: Red flags & tips to protect your sensitive information and refund
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is alerting taxpayers to watch for red flags that can signal a tax-season scam.
Riverside Salem UCC/DC to host POEM
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 06:55 am
The Peace Education Fund, a project of Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, will host POEM (Peace On and with the Earth Month) Sunday, April 9, at the environmental cottage, 3449 West River Road.
Ortt announces funding to combat heroin and opioid addiction
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 01:10 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-North Tonawanda), member of the Senate's Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, announced Independent Living of Niagara County will receive $146,444 to expand access to addiction treatment programs in Niagara County.
National Pay Equity Day to feature panel and reception
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 01:05 pm
To commemorate National Equal Pay Day, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women will host a pay equity panel discussion and reception at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court.
Ashli Dreher: Super Teacher
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
Ashli Dreher, a special education teacher in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District, has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. A teacher for 21 years, Dreher was honored Friday at a ceremony in the high school atrium.
Porter to hold public information session on LWRP
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
As part of continuing efforts to effectively plan for the future of its waterfront areas, which include the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, the Town of Porter is undertaking preparation of a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The town invites residents to participate.
Town of Lewiston: Board hears on offensive flyers
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:35 am
As spring budget discussions occupy the mindset of both the Village of Lewiston and the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education, with the Town of Lewiston this week, it led off on quality of life matters - namely disturbing, offensive flyers appearing on driveways of residents in the village and town.
Chamber Awards Gala: Thomas Deal named Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its Chamber Awards Gala, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Board of Education: Broadband study, 485-b exemption receive support
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education voted Monday in favor of two economic initiatives supported by the town government.
Ask the expert: How to win the Island Dispatch Easter Coloring Contest
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Anna Bartlo knows a thing or two - or five - about winning an Island Dispatch Coloring Contest.
Village of Lewiston finalizing budget; demolition work continues at Fairchild site
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have met twice with Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker, and are finalizing a budget proposal for the 2017-18 fiscal year. As it stands now, the property tax rate is set to increase 8 cents, from $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.46.
Lewiston-Porter District Art Show at NACC
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:30 pm
The 2017 Lewiston-Porter District Art Show opened Saturday, March 25, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, with a reception for the many participating Lewiston-Porter student artists.
MSM recognizes 3 for community contributions
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a special event attended by more than 200, and recognized three local groups for their contributions to the community.
Gatto announces bid for town justice seat
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Town of Niagara Councilman Sam Gatto has announced his bid for the town justice seat.
Local communities to celebrate Easter
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Easter celebrations are popping up in the community. Children's activities, including parties, egg hunts, and, of course, visits with the Easter Bunny, will take place Saturday, April 8.
Student-organized Relay For Life events set for April 7
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will hold its fourth annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Caner Society from 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 8. The event will be held in the main gym, on NCCC's Sanborn campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
Big plans considered for Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:15 pm
More amenities are on the horizon for the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park. Some changes will come as soon as this spring and summer, while others are being looked at for the future. Many of the plans focus on offering more family-friendly activities that can appeal to people of all ages.
Elderwood resident celebrates 100th birthday
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:10 pm
Elderwood at Grand Island threw a birthday party Monday for resident Eva Brown Eckman, who celebrated her centennial birthday.
Grand Island: K of C hosts beer event
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:10 pm
Grand Island was the epicenter of the area's homebrewing hobby Friday and Saturday as Amber Waves of Grain, the Western New York Homebrew Competition held by the Niagara Association of Homebrewers, took place at the Knights of Columbus hall.
Forum calls for end to tolls; open-road tolling next best option
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:05 pm
The drumbeat for removal of tolls at Grand Island bridges continued last week at a forum held in Niagara Falls.
Depeche Mode's 'Spirit' debuts at No. 1 in multiple countries
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:55 pm
"Spirit," the 14th studio album from iconic, multiplatinum-selling musical pioneers Depeche Mode, debuted at No. 1 in multiple countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal and Denmark.
FASNY's 'The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service'  takes home national industry award
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:50 pm
The family members and firefighters featured in "The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service" campaign by The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) poignantly express the health care struggles unique to volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Trombone Shorty releases 'Dirty Water'
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:45 pm
Trombone Shorty has released "Dirty Water," a new single from "Parking Lot Symphony," the forthcoming Blue Note debut by the bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews.
MercyMe releases 'LIFER'
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:40 pm
Multiplatinum-selling MercyMe returns with "LIFER," available worldwide today.
UB pharmacy, NYSDOH partner to create new opioid prescriber training program
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:35 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education, through a collaborative agreement with the New York State Department of Health, has created an opioid prescriber training program to help licensed prescribers within the state meet legislatively mandated educational requirements.
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family find comfort in faith with new single 'Still'
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:30 pm
Following two Grammys for their chart-topping "Thy Will" and faith-based "Love Remains," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's top Christian album chart, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family deliver the illuminating follow-up, "Still." Available at Christian radio now, the uplifting track rests in the reassurance that God is attentive to one's hardships.
'Community Baby Shower' to assist Erie County moms & babies in need
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:25 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County will encourage donations to help at-risk mothers and their babies in Erie County as it kicks off its eighth annual "Community Baby Shower" on Monday, April 3.
Applications for James Beard Foundation's 2017 scholarship program opens
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:25 pm
Beginning April 1, the James Beard Foundation (JBF), the country's pre-eminent culinary organization, will accept applications for its 2017 scholarship program.
Gotee Records' Ryan Stevenson releases new single, 'The Gospel'
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:25 pm
Gotee Records' Ryan Stevenson has released a new single, "The Gospel," available at digital outlets today. Click here to check out "The Gospel," which is the follow-up to Stevenson's No. 1 song "Eye of the Storm."
Buffalo Sabres to auction Alumni Wine Festival jerseys, Jack Eichel game-worn items
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres are holding an Alumni Wine Festival pink jersey auction at www.Sabres.com/auctions. The auction is underway will continue until 9 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Care in WNY.
'The Chew' welcomes Octavia Spencer, Jenna Elfman, Sarah Michelle Geller, Italia Ricci & WWE's Nikki Bella
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:00 pm
Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz will welcome celebrities from TV, film, books and more, including (listings are subject to change):
America will decide who will be in the next great 'Boy Band'
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:00 pm
This summer, ABC will debut a new music competition series, "Boy Band," where talented singers battle it out to become a member of the next great music sensation. And, for the first time ever, viewers at home will vote for their favorite five band members, live, creating a group America can truly call its own.
EC Central Police Services to host disability awareness training for 911 operators, dispatchers
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services ("CPS") will host a training program for 911 operators and dispatchers, designed to help these professionals appropriately and effectively respond to emergency calls from individuals with disabilities.