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Health & Wellness Family Fair on March 7
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
Spider-Man will make a special visit to Grand Island schools to help teach kids and their families that it can be fun to be active and choose healthy foods.
Memorial Day 2017: Parade, remembrance ceremony, community luncheon returning
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, has announced it will again host a Memorial Day parade, remembrance ceremony and a community luncheon on Memorial Day, which is May 29.
Center Street sign clutter avoided
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
As it turns out, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano was too modest in his update on the New York State Department of Transportation's plans to add crosswalk markers on Center Street.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 Poster contest winners announced
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 presented a pair of Kaegebein Elementary School students with awards for winning the council's annual Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest.
Grand Island Town Board: War of words develops regarding town's new website
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island's old website host is firing back at Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray after he leveled criticism at them during Monday's Town Board work session.
Town of Grand Island: Elderwood celebrates two centenarians
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
Elderwood at Grand Island celebrated the February birthdays of a pair of centenarian residents.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Leadership sworn in to posts
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel, left, administers the oath of office to Eric Fiebelkorn as president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at a ceremony Jan. 31.
Ortt named new co-chair for Senate's task force on workforce development
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:40 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has been appointed as the new co-chair of the Senate's task force on workforce development. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan made the announcement.
ESPCA dog Cynthia seeking a new best friend
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:40 pm
Cynthia, a 2-year-old terrier/pit mix, is available for adoption at the Erie County SPCA. She has been at the SPCA since Nov. 30. Cynthia was picked up as a stray after she was left locked in a bathroom with another dog.
Stewards of Children training to be offered this month
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Stewards of Children, a national program designed to help adults better protect children from sexual abuse, will be presented by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara at three locations in Niagara County during the month of March.
Empire State Development announces new 'Drink Local' section on Step Out Buffalo website
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Empire State Development announces new 'Drink Local' section on Step Out Buffalo website
Game-worn jersey auction running until March 12
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction running on auction.NHL.com. The auction will go until 9 p.m. Sunday, March 12. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Lewiston Town Board hears of 'needs issues'
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:15 pm
Monday's Lewiston Town Board session was a low-key one - save for some discussions concerning a selection of wish list improvements in areas of the town. Nothing all that major, mind you, but items, nonetheless, worthy of discussion as town residents contend with the new town tax.
Grand Island Board of Education: Lions to conduct eye screenings
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:10 pm
Members of the Lions Club will visit Island classrooms to conduct free eye testing. Members of the club made a presentation to the Grand Island Board of Education at the board's regular meeting Monday and told the board they will visit Kaegebein, Sidway, and Huth Road elementary schools next week to do vision screening.
Town of Porter honors Ault
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:10 pm
The Town of Porter hosted a retirement party Tuesday evening at Ray's Tavern on Lake Road in honor of Norm Ault, who retired late last year as town bookkeeper.
Donating to Cans For Food
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:05 pm
Late last year while collecting for Cans For Food, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees found a jar full of pennies. Instead of just cashing in the pennies, he decided to have a contest to raise some more money for the local food pantries.
Obituary: Elsie G. Fleischmann
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:00 pm
Elsie G. (Moreland) Fleischmann entered into rest Feb. 27, 2017, at the age of 101.
Trinity United Methodist Church Tollers hold pancake supper fundraiser
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:55 pm
Ken Baker of the Trinity Tollers makes pancakes under the supervision of his wife, Ellen, left, and Anne Fetzer Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
People in the News: Allstate Mastantuono Agency
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:50 pm
The Allstate Mastantuono Agency is celebrating 10 years of service for their Grand Island office.
Grand Island: Citizen of the Year Awards set for DoubleTree by Hilton
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:45 pm
The annual Citizen of the Year Awards will take place May 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Niagara Falls, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced.
N-W High School to present 'Miss Saigon'
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School will present Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's "Miss Saigon" musical from Thursday, March 9, to Sunday, March 12, in the high school auditorium, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road. Show times are 7 p.m. March 9-11, and 2 p.m. March 12.
Free chronic disease self-management workshops
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer a series of free chronic disease self-management workshops from 12:45-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the Town of Niagara's Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center, 7000 Lockport Road.
Northgate holds ice cream relay
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:35 pm
Employees and residents at the McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda chased away the winter blues one scoop at a time during a recent ice cream relay event.
Nominations being accepted for Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:35 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging is seeking nominations for the 2017 Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year. Each year the office recognizes a senior who is an integral part of the community, and who gives back to and serves residents of all ages.
Wheatfield Town Board applies for grant to assist brewery project at Summit Mall
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:35 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board agreed to apply for a state grant to help with costs for the brewery project proposed by Big Thunder Brewing Co. at the former Summit Mall.
NCSPCA 2018 calendar contest underway
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:35 pm
The Niagara County SPCA is dedicating its 2018 calendar to kids and their rescue pets by holding a photo contest.
NCSPCA's first Mardi Paws event celebrated
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:30 pm
More than 150 people gathered at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls on "Fat Tuesday" to celebrate the Niagara County SPCA's first Mardi Paws Masquerade Ball. The event featured live entertainment, music, Louisiana eats, Cajun cocktails, a silent auction and other Mardi-Gras-inspired offerings.
NYPA: Cuomo announces halfway mark of $460 million project to upgrade Lewiston power plant
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced a $460 million project to upgrade the Lewiston Pump-Generating Plant has officially reached the halfway mark. The multiyear plant modernization project allows the New York Power Authority to continue to provide low-cost power to businesses in the region, generating nearly $33 billion in capital investments to the state's economy.
Memorial Mass, reception planned in honor of late Sandy Knapp
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 07:00 am
A memorial Mass in honor of longtime Niagara University employee Sandra (Sandy) Knapp will be held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Niagara University's Alumni Chapel.
USAN announces grand opening of The Craft Kitchen and Bar in Niagara Falls
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 05:00 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. today announced the grand opening of The Craft Kitchen and Bar in Niagara Falls. Located in the city's Third Street business district, The Craft boasts downtown Niagara Falls' largest selection of locally crafted artisan beers on tap, as well as a specialty-crafted fare.
'John Murphy Show' welcomes NAPA Auto Parts as title sponsor
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:50 pm
"The John Murphy Show" today welcomes NAPA Auto Parts as title sponsor of the television and radio show, furthering a partnership between NAPA and the Buffalo Bills that includes exclusive coverage of the NFL Scouting Combine across the Buffalo Bills Media properties, and "Wired for Sound" content on BuffaloBills.com.
Lewiston Lions support Camp Hope and Dale Association
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:45 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions hosted two local organizations during the club's February dinner meeting. Representing their organizations were Dr. Sam Pappalardo of Camp Hope, and Nancy Smith of the Dale Association. Both organizations received a monetary donation from the Lewiston Community Lions in support of their work within the community.
Familiar territory for Wolverines: Niagara Falls upsets Jamestown to reach 3rd straight sectional title game
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines defeated the Jamestown Red Raiders 58-50 in the Section VI Class AA semifinals on Wednesday night.
Iron Chefs dominate on Food Network this spring
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:30 pm
The elite culinary skill, strategy and stamina of "Iron Chef America" returns to Food Network this spring with "Iron Chef Gauntlet," a fresh reboot of the fan-favorite franchise hosted by Alton Brown.
Niagara University student viewbook earns national award
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:30 pm
The power of Niagara University's undergraduate viewbook was apparent to a national panel of higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals.
Erie County A 2016 'National Best and Brightest in Wellness' winner
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:15 pm
Erie County, in collaboration with the Labor Management Health Fund, Health Now and Independent Health, has been named a "2016 National Best and Brightest in Wellness" winner for creating an employee health and wellness program and fostering a culture of wellness.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services: $250,000 in funding to support New York certified recovery peer advocates
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:15 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announced $250,000 in funding to support 500 certified recovery peer advocates across New York.
Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls to host basket action
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:05 pm
A basket auction will be held Saturday, March 25, at Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, 1055 N. Military Road, Niagara Falls. Doors will open at 10 a.m., with drawings beginning at 7 p.m.
Multilingual Matters conference stresses importance of TESOL teachers
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:05 pm
More than 180 school district and school administrators, teachers, teaching assistants and instructional support staff spent the day at Niagara University on Feb. 11 for a Multilingual Matters conference.
Dr. Hope Russell: Addressing importance of women's studies at Niagara University
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 01:55 pm
Dr. Hope Russell knows a thing or two about the history of women. So much, in fact, that she teaches courses all about it at Niagara University.