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Village of Lewiston considering taking Center Street
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
Faced with the prospect of 50-plus new, neon signs littering Center Street, trustees in the Village of Lewiston are looking into taking control of the roadway from the state of New York.
Designated Drivers expanding north
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
"It's all about being responsible." So commented Mike Mulé, president of Designated Drivers of Buffalo, earlier this week.
Grand Island Lions Club: Donations made at annual Christmas party
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Lions members brought donations for the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island and the International Institute of Buffalo when they attended their annual Christmas Party on Dec. 14 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Buffalo Launch Club Installation held
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club held its installation and has announced its board of directors for the 2017 season.
Aceti's gives to Team Luke
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
When Sam and Kim Aceti planned a wine tasting and celebration for their business's 10-year anniversary on Grand Island, they wanted to use the event as an opportunity to give back.
Color Me Christmas
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
DiMino Tops Lewiston once again sponsored the Christmas Coloring Contest, wherein children decorated a holiday scene published inside the Sentinel. Entries were displayed inside the village supermarket, where winners were announced last weekend.
Dispatch Christmas Coloring Contest winners awarded
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 06:55 am
Children who won prizes in the Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver Christmas Coloring Contest received their prizes Saturday at Tops Market.
Grace signs letter of intent to play baseball at Niagara University
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
On Thursday, at the Niagara Falls High School fieldhouse, Wolverines shortstop and pitcher Matthew Grace signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Niagara University.
CrossRiver Church to hold Christmas services
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 09:00 am
CrossRiver Church will hold Christmas services at the Radisson Hotel, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Obituary: Beverly J. Seibert
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Beverly J. Seibert of Grand Island passed peacefully Dec. 14, 2016, surrounded by her loving family under the care of Hospice.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas holds annual 'Holiday Mixer'
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas hosted its annual "Holiday Mixer" at Pane's Restaurant Dec. 8. The event was attended by new and prior members and their families, who generously donated nearly 100 toys toward the "Rockin' with Santa" toy drive.
North Tonawanda History Museum seeks assistance from council
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The future of the North Tonawanda History Museum remains in question as its Webster Street property faces possible foreclosure.
Wheatfield postpones solar law approval
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Wheatfield extended its solar power moratorium by three months on Monday after residents and local officials heard from planning consultant Andrew C. Reilly, who suggested fewer restrictions to a recently proposed solar panel law for the town.
Obituary: George Davis
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 07:00 am
"Did you ever hear the one about ..." that was the opening for a delightful conversation with George Davis.
Rusted Root to ring in 2017 at Buffalo's Iron Works
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 10:10 pm
Rusted Root will take center stage for a New Year's Eve gig at Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo. Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets, $30 and $35, are now on sale.
Grand Island Chiropractic donates to Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 09:50 pm
The Neighbors Foundation received two turkey's Thursday, Dec. 15, from Grand Island Chiropractic during the foundation's annual holiday food drive for Islanders temporarily in need.
Mount St. Mary's donations
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 08:15 pm
Mount Mary's Hospital is fortunate to have several groups with dozens of community volunteers working year-round to raise funds for the hospital.
Dolly Parton's My People Fund serves nearly 900 families in first distribution
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 07:30 pm
In a little more than two weeks after the wildfires that spread across Dolly Parton's home area of Sevier County, Tennessee, Parton and the Dollywood Foundation launched the distribution of assistance from the My People Fund. During the four-day cash distribution, 884 families received their initial support payments.
Bank of America supports Community Missions' crisis & community services
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 07:30 pm
Community Missions received $5,000 of support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation on Wednesday.
2 more Niagara Falls Memorial primary care offices earn national recognition for patient-centered care
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 07:30 pm
The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced two more primary care medical offices operated by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.
KeyBank & The First Niagara Foundation announce $1.2 million in funding for Buffalo Heritage Carousel at Canalside
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 06:05 pm
KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation announced $1.2 million in new funding for the nonprofit dedicated to the renovation and relocation of the vintage DeAngelis Carousel in a new structure at Canalside in Buffalo.
Arts Services Initiative announces 2016 Give for Greatness grant awards
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 06:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2016 Give for Greatness grants.
Women of Steel toiletry drive a success
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:50 pm
Score another success for The Women of Steel of Niagara Falls.
Old favorites are making a comeback on Christmas menus
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:45 pm
This year's Christmas dinner doesn't have to feature the same old turkey and ham. Instead, let the influences of the foodie revolution seep through your television and onto the holiday table.
Engagement: Duffy-Gruarin
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:45 pm
Terry and Candice Duffy announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Erin of Lewiston, to Raymond Tyler Gruarin of Youngstown.
Herschell hosts STEM event over winter break
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:45 pm
The "STEM Snow Days: Cardboard Creations" event will be held during the Christmas break of local schools, from noon to 4 p.m. from Monday, Dec. 26, to Friday, Dec. 30, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda.
Wheatfield Lions Club helping families in need
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:40 pm
The Town of Wheatfield's Lions Club is providing 16 gift cards for Wheatfield families in need.
Positive response to new Niagara Falls lighting
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:40 pm
New light was shed on Niagara Falls for the first time earlier this month, with completion of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board's LED lighting project.
NBC Sports presents pair of NHL Outdoor Classics to ring in 2017
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 03:05 pm
NBC Sports rings in the new year with a pair of outdoor NHL Classics, highlighted by NBC's annual presentation of the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, when Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues host Patrick Kane and the rival Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Monday, Jan. 2 (3 p.m. ET).
DEC accepting applications for urban forestry projects
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 02:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications to fund urban forestry projects that will enhance landscapes and provide green spaces in urban areas across the state, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Winter activities provide ample seasonal fun at Erie County Parks
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 02:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is ready and waiting with a full slate of family-friendly winter activities at county parks for residents and families with children or visitors hoping to experience some free seasonal outdoor fun over the holidays.
New Food Network culinary competition pits pros against passionate amateurs in 'Bakers vs. Fakers'
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 02:35 pm
Four competitors battle it out each episode for ultimate bragging rights and a cash prize, as Buddy Valastro hosts new culinary competition series "Bakers vs. Fakers," premiering Wednesday, Jan. 25 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary awards scholarship
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:20 pm
Gloria Tarpinian, left, and Judith Shahin, right, scholarship co-chairs of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary, flank Alvenia L. Harris, winner of the 2016 Esther L. Werner & Helene Barter Scholarship.
A menorah comes to Canalside for Hanukkah
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:15 pm
Canalside announces a new menorah will be put on display to celebrate Hanukkah. The 9-foot tall menorah spanning 7-1/2 feet will be placed near the Lake Street Bridge during the eight days of Hanukkah.
Buffalo Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra performs two January concerts under baton of Dennis Kim
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:15 pm
Two Western New York communities will get the chance to hear the BPO in their own backyards this winter.
DEC announces second chance for $3 million in e-waste recycling grants
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a second round of grant funding from the Environmental Protection Fund is being made available to help municipalities across the state address costs associated with the collection and recycling of eligible electronic wastes (e-waste).
Get timesaving tips & latest kitchen hacks, culinary trends from the pros on a new season of 'Kitchen Sink'
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
Start your Sundays off in the new year with food, friends and fun, in a new season of "Kitchen Sink," premiering Sunday, Jan. 15 (11 a.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Cuomo announces suspension of construction-related lane closures for holiday travel weekends
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will not be permitted from 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and again from 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in order to accommodate motorists during the busy year-end holiday travel weekends.
Cuomo announces $3.5 million for design and engineering of Niagara Gorge Project
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced $3.5 million has been awarded to advance the final design for the Niagara Gorge Project. The project includes the removal of two miles of expressway segments of the Niagara Scenic Parkway, and replacing it with a scenic trail network and smaller road for local traffic to enhance access to the waterfront and adjoining neighborhoods in Niagara Falls.
Niagara County: McNall, Bradt continue in top posts
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:20 am
The top leaders of Niagara County's government are set to be returned for an encore after delivering a budget that cut taxes to their lowest level this century and imposed a half-million-dollar reduction in spending on county agencies.