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Fighting polio
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 12:45 pm
Starting the celebration of World Polio Day (Oct. 24) a little early, Rotary Club of Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Secretary Tom Gerbasi, left, presented the club's annual contribution to District 7090 Gov. Reg Madison. Funds will be used in Polio Plus-Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio.
Gearing up for Pink Elephant 2017
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 12:45 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital is hosting the Pink Elephant Luncheon and Basket Auction Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Tickets are only available in advance by calling 716-298-2144.
Serving the community: Lewiston fire crews stage quick response in village
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston fire crews are credited with staging a quick response to a structure fire in the village late last month. The Sept. 29 call on the 400 block of Plain Street involved a garage structure fire, fully engulfed in a historical section on the village's west side - an area of well-maintained residences, the nearby Lewiston Historical Museum and numerous businesses around the block on the Center Street strip.
A new (Peach) Queen reigns over Lewiston
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Jamie Hagerty, an 18-year-old Niagara University student majoring in psychology, won the Niagara County Peach Queen scholarship pageant last month. She also competed for Peach Queen in 2016, placing third. Jamie evolved as a contestant this year in her stage presence and ability to answer questions under pressure.
Town of Lewiston: 2018 budget discussions underway
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston began the review process on its tentative $17.287 million spending plan Thursday, in discussions with Supervisor Steve Broderick, Town Board members, Finance/Budget Director Martha Blazick and town department heads.
Marston running for Grand Island Town Council
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Pete Marston has been a Grand Island resident for over 35 years and has strong ties to the community.
Above and Beyond: Special commendations to highlight 2017 fire prevention program
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri has announced that a special awards presentation will take place during the scheduled Fire Prevention Open House on Friday, Oct. 13, between 5 and 8 p.m. at fire headquarters.
For DeGlopper
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Pictured are volunteers who ran a pig roast Sunday at the DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 to raise money for the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial.
Trinity United Methodist Church to celebrate 150th anniversary
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Oct. 29, 2017, as Trinity United Methodist Church Day on Grand Island in honor and recognition of the church's upcoming 150th anniversary celebration.
HS Football: Wheatfield falls short in Clarence
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 12:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield football team went into Clarence desperately needing a road win to boost their playoff chances. The Falcons couldn't put it together Friday night and they fell to Clarence, 42-29.
DeGraff emergency department project breaks ground
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 07:05 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, representatives from New York state came to DeGraff Memorial Hospital to break ground on a nearly $8 million project, which calls for 17 treatment bays, including a trauma room, dedicated bariatric room and an airborne isolation room.
Niagara University team wins $500,000 at 43North business competition
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 07:00 pm
A tech startup that features four Niagara University students and alumni among its employees was awarded $500,000 during Thursday night's 43North business plan competition.
Jacobs provides funding boost to build Cradle Beach Stem Center
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:55 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced a major funding award of $500,000 to support the construction of a new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education center at Cradle Beach Camp. The Western New York STEM Center for Youth will become a year-round destination for school groups and youth agencies seeking to provide hands-on experiential learning. The estimated cost of the project is slightly under $1 million.
BEC Recordings announces Kutless' new album, 'Alpha / Omega' releasing Nov. 10
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:55 pm
BEC Recordings' band, Kutless will release their new album "Alpha / Omega" on Nov. 10. The band's tenth studio album is now available for pre-order HERE.
Episcopal church's gift will promote patient safety at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:50 pm
The Rev. Canon Cathy Dempesy-Sims, canon for connections in the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, visited Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Cardiac/Stroke Care Unit on Tuesday to bless the first of 150 new patient walkers being placed into use at the hospital.
Higgins: Nearly $400,000 federal grant for Parkinson's disease research at University at Buffalo
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $398,750 for clinical research focused on Parkinson's disease at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The award is provided through the National Institutes of Health Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Rachel Platten announces new album, 'Waves,' out Oct. 27
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:50 pm
Multiplatinum, award-winning pop star Rachel Platten has announced the release of her brand-new album, "Waves," available everywhere Friday, Oct. 27, via Columbia Records. Fans can re-order the album today and receive Platten's new song, "Perfect For You," which Entertainment Weekly excitedly called a "dance-able tell-off" and "irresistible jam."
Grace VanderWaal releases new song, 'Escape My Mind,' from upcoming debut album 'Just the Beginning'
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:40 pm
Singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal released her new song "Escape My Mind" today. The song is one of 12 on Grace's upcoming debut album, "Just the Beginning," which is set to release on Nov. 3. The album also features her single "Moonlight," along with the beat-driven track "Sick of Being Told," and the uplifting song "So Much More Than This."
Buffalo-area Tim Hortons unveils new handcrafted espresso menu
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:35 pm
Tim Hortons U.S. restaurants are unveiling a new lineup of premium, handcrafted espresso beverages, including lattes, Americanos and cappuccinos - each available hot or iced. The lineup features new lattes, which pair rich espresso with freshly steamed milk, and come in flavors such as caramel, vanilla, mocha and pumpkin spice.
Gorge advisory
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:35 pm
Beginning today, the American Falls Gorge Trail (trail No. 3) that connects the Great Gorge Railway Trail (trail No. 4) to the Schoellkopf Power Plant site will be closed for 30 days while contractors work to construct improved access from the trail to the water's edge at a popular fishing location.
Rend Collective announces 'Good News' to release January 2018
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:35 pm
Rend Collective announced Friday the group's sixth studio album, "Good News," is set to release in January 2018.
Buffalo-born Hannah Kerr announces Christmas EP, 'Emmanuel'
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:30 pm
Black River Christian's Hannah Kerr announces the Oct. 20 release of her holiday EP, "Emmanuel." The six-song project was produced by Mark Miller and will be available in both digital and physical formats.
St. Martin's to hold pet blessing ceremony
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:25 pm
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will hold a pet blessing at noon on Saturday, Oct. 7.
GI Lions donate from loan closet
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:25 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Grand Island Lions packed up excess durable medical equipment from their loan closet and donated it to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.
Island Presbyterian Church: Family Justice Center's Mary Travers Murphy to speak
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:25 pm
The Family Justice Center, where victims of family violence can go to get help for any problem, is hoping to open a satellite on Grand Island.
Trinity United Methodist Church Fall Festival Oct. 14
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:20 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church's Fall Festival is coming. Preparations are underway for the Oct 14 event. Food sales and basket auction run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand Island Town Board hears data on community center
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:15 pm
Residents would like to see a possible community center near Veterans Park, and not in the town center, the Town Board was told Monday.
NT: Pappas presents budget message to Common Council
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:10 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas presented his 2018 budget message to the audience at Tuesday night's Common Council meeting.
Cornell Cooperative Extension celebrates opening of new agriculture education building
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:10 pm
On Saturday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's Agriculture Education Building at the first ever Fall Festival & 4-H Expo at the fairgrounds in Lockport. The building will be utilized for programs that promote agriculture education.
Town of Wheatfield board gets 2018 tentative budget plan
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:10 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board spent a brief time presenting their tentative $13,209,690 budget at the regular meeting on Monday night.
For 3rd consecutive year, 'The Chew' broadcasts from Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:05 pm
ABC's "The Chew" returns to Walt Disney World Resort to broadcast five shows from the 22nd annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. "The Chew" shows were recently taped against the park's iconic Spaceship Earth backdrop with co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly, and will air on The ABC Television Network, Oct. 9-13.
'Dancing with the Stars': 11 remaining celebrities dance to significant moments from their past to commemorate most memorable year
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:05 pm
The 11 remaining celebrities wax nostalgic as they stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as "Most Memorable Year" night comes to "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Oct. 9 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Obituary: Julie Ann Lockett
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 01:45 pm
Julie Ann Lockett of Grand Island entered into rest Sept. 27, 2017.
Obituary: Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 01:40 pm
Mary Agnes Dunbar-Daluisio died in her home Oct. 4, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.
Grand Island Town Board: Whitney lauded for 30 years of service; Westfall appointed town engineer
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Board promoted from within to fill the shoes of retired Town Engineer John Whitney.
'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' star Natalia Cordova-Buckley upped to series regular for season 5 of ABC series
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:10 pm
Marvel Television announced Thursday that Natalia Cordova-Buckley has been promoted to series regular for the fifth season of the ABC series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Higgins & Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2017, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
Empower names building after longtime CEO Joseph O. Mineo
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:10 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, honored former CEO Joseph O. Mineo by renaming its day habilitation building as the Joseph O. Mineo Day Center.
UB receives nearly $2 million to expand behavioral health workforce in WNY
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
The University at Buffalo has received a $1.92 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand the behavioral health workforce in underserved communities and combat the opioid epidemic in Western New York.
Singer/songwriter Melanie Penn reveals Christmas album 'Immanuel' to release Nov. 3
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
New York City singer/songwriter Melanie Penn's new Christmas project, titled "Immanuel," is set to release Nov. 3. Her third studio album is a winsome collection of folk-pop songs, with nine originals and one classic carol retelling the Christmas story through the perspective of the angels and people who lived through it - Mary, Joseph, the wise men, the innkeeper and even the star of Bethlehem - in a compelling and human way.
 

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