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Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to Grand Island's BLC
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:30 pm
It seems to be taking forever for the area's boating season to come around this year, with early March-type winter weather now extending well into April.
Village of Lewiston budget approved; tax rate flat
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:25 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 budget on Monday.
Thanks given to volunteers
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:20 pm
Grand Island's Golden Age Center honored some of the people who contribute to its success by holding a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, April 18, in the GAC dining area.
Obituary: Norman J. Mrkall, highway superintendent, fire chief
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:15 pm
Norman J. Mrkall, lifelong resident of Grand Island, a retired highway superintendent and long time firefighter, died peacefully in his home on April 17. He was 81 years old.
Niagara Yoga Co-op class to benefit Community Missions
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
After a successful first outing raising $70 for the Community Missions, Niagara Yoga Co-op will, once again, hold a beneficial yoga class at the Reebok store in the Fashion Outlets Mall.
Niagara County Central Rotary to hold free breakfast
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Saturday, May 12, the Niagara County Central Rotary will host its annual pancake breakfast in the Niagara-Wheatfield High School cafeteria. The breakfast, which starts at 8:30 p.m., is free to the public and come with pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cup and either coffee, tea, milk or orange juice.
Wheatfield board schedules two public hearings, discusses switch to LED lighting
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for their last regular meeting of April. During the meeting, the board scheduled two public hearings and Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan discussed the possibility of switching to LED lighting throughout the town.
Wheatfield: Town Board hears opinions on Vantage Point bike race series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
Back in early March, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board brought in Jon Rosen of USA Cycling for a work session about a proposed series of bicycle races at the business park of Vantage International Point off of Lockport Road.
Town of Niagara board receives praise for Monday concert series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday evening, Town of Niagara Town Board members were welcomed to Town Hall by a near-sellout audience looking to show their support for the "Music Mania Mondays" concert series at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
2018 NBC 'Sunday Night Football' schedule features Falcons-Eagles Sept. 6 in 'NFL Kickoff' game; first game of Packers 100th season; & Rodgers vs. Brady
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 10:30 pm
NBC's "Sunday Night Football," America's No. 1 primetime television show for a record seven consecutive years, gets "Back to Football" broadcasting 19 NFL games during the 2018 regular season.
2018 NFL schedule announced; Bills host Pats on 'Monday Night Football'
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 10:30 pm
The NFL on Thursday announced its 17-week, 256-game regular-season schedule for 2018, which kicks off on Thursday night, Sept. 6, in Philadelphia and concludes Sunday, Dec. 30 with 16 division games.
Community Missions' 'Walk for Niagara' takes right 'step' toward helping others
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:55 pm
Beyond what it already does for Niagara County, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is literally taking a step toward serving its community - several steps, in fact. On Saturday, May 5, the organization will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" at Whirlpool State Park in Niagara Falls. The event helps to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit organization's crisis and community service programs that provide clothing, food, shelter and other services to those in need.
Good roommate 101
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:40 pm
It's the night before you are supposed to be moving in with a new roommate whom you barely know anything about. You're losing sleep, because you're scared this person might be totally different from you. Maybe they're messy. Maybe they have a pet snake. Maybe they smell weird. There are so many things that could go wrong.
'Food Network Star' returns with new cast of hopefuls competing for culinary greatness
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:25 pm
Culinary superstars Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis are back to mentor and judge 10 culinary hopefuls for a shot at stardom in the new season of "Food Network Star," premiering Sunday, June 10 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network. Over nine episodes, the finalists are tasked with challenges that test both their cooking and on-camera skills, as they try to prove to Bobby and Giada they have what it takes to be a star.
Former Town of Lewiston Clerk Carol Brandon dies
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 03:35 pm
Carol J. Brandon of Lewiston passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Neighborhood Legal Services looks toward future, but its goal to serve remains
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 02:50 pm
NLS is a civil legal services, nonprofit organization serving low-income, disabled and other residents in need in Western New York. It is funded primarily by the Federal Legal Services Corp., the Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of the state of New York, and a grant from the New York State Assembly. Financial support is also provided by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, as well as various state agencies
Carrie Underwood announces release date for her new album, 'Cry Pretty'
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 02:30 pm
Multi-Platinum global superstar Carrie Underwood will release "Cry Pretty," her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville, on Sept. 14.
OASAS announces free statewide naloxone training sessions
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 02:30 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) announced it will conduct a series of free naloxone training sessions to be held across the state. The trainings are supported by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. During the sessions, participants will learn how to recognize, respond to, and reverse an opioid overdose using naloxone.
DEC launches annual 'Look for the Zero' campaign urging homeowners to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 02:30 pm
To protect water quality this spring, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos urged New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care and announced the "Look for the Zero" campaign to encourage homeowners to go phosphorus-free when using lawn fertilizer.
Erie County Fair's National Grid concert series on sale
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 02:30 pm
Tickets for the 2018 Erie County Fair National Grid Concert Series at the Grandstand are now on sale.
UBCon is on! University at Buffalo's annual anime and gaming convention kicks off this weekend
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 06:00 pm
When walking down the halls of a university campus, one wouldn't expect to see Mario, Captain America and Goku, much less finding them entangled in an epic Nerf shoot out, or dancing with each other in a ballroom. But for three days, you'll be able to see things like this and so much more at UBCon.
Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare coming to Niagara University
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 05:10 pm
A new center at Niagara University will investigate ethical issues related to health care and medicine facing local and global communities.
CASE conference: 'Bridging the Communication Gap Over the Generations'
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:55 pm
The Coalition of Agencies in Service of the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 29th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference, "Bridging the Communication Gap Over the Generations," on Wednesday, May 2.
Kenan Center to host 5th annual 'Mom's Night Out' vendor fair
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:55 pm
The Kenan Center in Lockport will host a "Mom's Night Out Vendor Fair" from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Kenan Center House and Taylor Theater. All proceeds benefit the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool. Admission is free for the event.
Ortt introduces direct care worker legislation
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:50 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-Ref-North Tonawanda) introduced legislation aimed at addressing the salaries and benefits of direct care workers employed by mental hygiene not-for-profits operating under the state.
Erie County Department of Public Works readies 2018 roadwork agenda
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works Highways' Division has announced the initial 2018 program of county roads targeted for repairs, including roads in each of the county's five highway districts. This includes mill and overlay work designated for several roads that sustained damage over the winter, along with an extensive pavement preservation program for roads in outlying areas.
DEC announces release of draft invasive species comprehensive management plan
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:45 pm
The New York state departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets announced the release of the state's draft invasive species comprehensive management plan for public comment. The proposed plan is designed to minimize the introduction, establishment and spread of invasive species throughout New York.
Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center to hold open house on April 25
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:45 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center will hold an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Located on the campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, the Child Care Center has been serving children and families for 31 years.
Giada De Laurentiis celebrates summer days & nights with brand-new series 'Giada on the Beach'
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:45 pm
Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, are heading to their beachfront vacation home on the California coast for the summer, and viewers are invited along for all the food and fun in the sun in the new seven-episode series "Giada on the Beach."
UB event to decode ethics behind ownership of DNA, genetic property
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 12:30 pm
The University at Buffalo will share the history of arguably the most important woman in biomedical research, Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal cancer cells were used in research that led to hundreds of medical discoveries, including the development of the polio vaccine.
University at Buffalo hosting annual Refugee Health Summit on April 20
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 12:30 pm
The University at Buffalo will host its fifth annual WNY Refugee Health Summit this Friday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Comedy on Ghostlight Theatre stage
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 12:30 pm
The comedy "The Curious Savage," by John Patrick, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, inside the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Performances continue through May 20.
Buffalo's health disparities are focus of communitywide conference hosted by UB
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 12:25 pm
If you're an African-American living in the 14204, 14206, 14211, 14212 or 14215 ZIP code, you are almost three times as likely to die prematurely as a white person living in a different ZIP code in Buffalo.
Kelly Clarkson set to host 2018 Billboard Music Awards
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 12:25 pm
Multi-Platinum music superstar, Billboard chart topper and current "Voice" coach Kelly Clarkson will host NBC's three-hour live telecast of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, set for Sunday, May 20 (8 p.m. ET), from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Trinity Medical opens OB/GYN practice in Lockport
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 12:25 pm
Trinity Medical WNY has announced the opening of the newest member of its growing physician practice network, Trinity Medical OB/GYN, located at 5879 Snyder Drive in Lockport. The specialty women's health practice, providing care in conjunction with Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, is accepting new patients.
Interview: With new perspective on life, Tenth Avenue North touring as 'Followers'
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 07:50 pm
Not taking the self-high-five approach, Tenth Avenue North opted for straight-up bluntness when describing their 2016 album, "Followers." Such an approach is unusual - but it was fitting. It's that kind of honesty that is threaded through the album's songs.
Niagara County seeks youth for summer jobs
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 03:45 pm
Niagara County youth looking for jobs are being urged to consider applying for work through Niagara County Employment & Training, E&T Director Donald Jablonski said Tuesday morning. He explained the county anticipates filling approximately 150 openings.
Fitch Ratings affirms Erie County's A+ rating
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 03:40 pm
Wall Street rating agency Fitch Ratings has affirmed Erie County's "A+" credit rating and pronounced the county's rating outlook as "stable" in the county's most recent ratings assessment, announced April 13.
Seventh Day Slumber's Joseph Rojas launches Nashville Label Group
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 03:30 pm
Joseph Rojas, founding member of Dove Award-winning Christian rock band Seventh Day Slumber - and creator of the City RockFest Tour - announces the formation of Nashville Label Group. The new company will house dual imprints: RockFest Records, featuring Seventh Day Slumber and many of the leading names in Christian rock, and Burtonwood Records, presenting artists from the Christian pop genre.
Niagara County public health director advises of flooding health risks, prevention
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 03:25 pm
In light of recent rainstorms, Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton advises residents of steps they can take to prevent health risks associated with home flooding.

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