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Grand Island Central School District: Second forum scheduled to discuss possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 06:55 am
The Grand Island Central School District will host a second community forum to share the preliminary plans for a possible $22 million to $25 million capital project.
Mount St. Mary's expands services
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 10:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has expanded and relocated its cardiopulmonary services to a new first-floor location in the main hospital building on its Lewiston campus.
Mount St. Mary's goes pink
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 10:30 pm
Associates and volunteers of Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrated "Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day" on Friday. Staff throughout the hospital wore pink to enhance awareness while information displays were provided in public areas.
Oh deer! New York deer crashes peak in autumn
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 09:40 pm
New York drivers need to buck up this fall and watch for deer. AAA analyzed New York crash data and found that October, November and December are by far the peak months for deer crashes in the Empire State. From October to December 2016, there were 9,720 deer crashes across the state - equivalent to one deer crash every 15 minutes.
Artpark & Company annual meeting recaps season; 2 new directors elected
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 09:35 pm
The Artpark & Company board of directors held its annual meeting on Tuesday to review the summer destination's diverse season of music, visual arts, theater, public art and education.
New York state to oversee safe shutdown of Tonawanda Coke facility, assist workers
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 09:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was informed by the Tonawanda Coke Corp. that, due to its financial inability to legally operate the plant, it is pursing plans to shut down the plant.
Casting Crowns releasing new album, 'Only Jesus,' on Nov. 16
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 05:30 pm
Grammy-Award winning and multi-Platinum selling band Casting Crowns will release their new studio album, "Only Jesus," on Nov. 16. Today, a new song, "Nobody" (ft. Matthew West), is available everywhere and is one of six songs that will be released early from the new project before the street date.
New York Power Authority Board approves $15 million in contract awards to supplement emergency restoration response and management capabilities
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 05:30 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved the award of $15 million in construction contracts to six companies that will supplement NYPA's own emergency power restoration response and management capabilities.
Mike Tirico & NBC Sports Radio launch 'The Mike Tirico Podcast'
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 05:30 pm
Mike Tirico and NBC Sports Radio have announced the launch of "The Mike Tirico Podcast," which will be available across all major podcast platforms beginning today.
More food, fun & friendly competition on menu for 'Guy's Ranch Kitchen'
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 05:30 pm
There can never be too many cooks in "Guy's Ranch Kitchen," as Guy Fieri and some of his celebrity chef friends cook up spreads on the new season, beginning Saturday, Nov. 17 (12:30 p.m. ET/PT).
Sean Feucht to unveil missionally inspired 'Wild'
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 05:30 pm
"Wild," the newest album from Bethel Music's Sean Feucht, is set to unveil on Nov. 2. It's Feucht's first release as a Bethel Music artist.
The games begin in January as Dwayne Johnson, Simon Cowell & Ellen DeGeneres join NBC's primetime schedule
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 05:30 pm
Looking to begin the new year with off-the-charts alternative muscle, NBC's January lineup is set to include the premiere of "The Titan Games," the new epic physical competition series from Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia; the debut of "America's Got Talent: The Champions," the global winter edition of the network's summer powerhouse; and the second season of the popular series "Ellen's Game of Games," from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres.
TobyMac enters 'The Elements'
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 05:25 pm
TobyMac unveiled "The Elements" on Friday, marking a brand-new 11-track album that is one of his most personal offerings to date.
Dispatch audio of exchange of words between Madigan, McMurray
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 07:00 am
This is audio of a conversation between Grand Island Councilman Mike Madigan and Island Dispatch Editor Larry Austin following the Sept. 4 board meeting. Supervisor Nate McMurray joins into the discussion.
Recycled art workshop at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 07:00 am
Join the Castellani Art Museum from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, for a hands-on recycled art workshop led by Justin Higner, a local folk artist from Wheatfield. Let your imagination run free during this family-friendly, hands-on workshop where one can learn about making folk art with found and recycled materials.
Grand Island clips Niagara-Wheatfield in NFL girls soccer title match
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 12:15 am
In last year's inaugural Niagara Frontier League Crossover Championship girls soccer game, the Grand Island Vikings defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, 2-0. In 2018, the two met again in the same game, with Grand Island, once again, walking away victorious, 1-0.
Lewiston-Porter has a special visitor: State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 08:20 pm
Lewiston-Porter was honored by a visit with New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia this past Thursday (as shown in the photo). Elia was in the district to meet with Lewiston-Porter teaching faculty and administrators for a focused discussion on the district's approach to Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR).
Falcons boys soccer defeated in NFL championship
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 08:20 pm
On a crisp and cool Thursday at Sparky Adams Field, the Kenmore East Bulldogs defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, 2-1, to win the Niagara Frontier League title in the league crossover championship.
Bravo's 'Project Runway' taps Karlie Kloss as host & Christian Siriano as mentor for rebooted series
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 08:00 pm
Bravo Media's "Project Runway" has tapped supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss as the host along with former "Project Runway" champion and celebrated CFDA fashion designer Christian Siriano as the mentor for the newly rebooted Emmy Award-winning franchise.
'Dancing with the Stars': For first time ever, 10 remaining celebrities get a little help from past contestants - as well as some new stars - as couples each gain additional dancer & become a trio
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:35 pm
The 10 remaining celebrities discover that two may be company, but three is definitely not a crowd as former show stars, as well as some newbies, join the couples for a special trio night on "Dancing with the Stars," live Monday, Oct. 15 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Culinary masterminds Cat Cora & Graham Elliot to judge ABC's cooking competition series 'Family Food Fight,' hosted by Ayesha Curry
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
Whet your appetite! ABC announced Thursday world-renowned chefs, authors, restaurateurs and television personalities Cat Cora and Graham Elliot will serve up some knowledge as judges on the upcoming culinary competition series "Family Food Fight," based on Australia's hit format.
MercyMe participates in historic signing of Music Modernization Act at White House
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
Multi-Platinum-selling MercyMe took part in Thursday's historic moment as the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was signed into law.
Aquarium of Niagara hosts free 'Halloween Happenings' event for children
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's annual "Halloween Happenings" event is set for the weekend of Oct. 27-28. The event is free for children in costume and will include a Halloween-themed sea lion show, seal and penguin presentations hosted by a special friend, games, crafts and trick or treat stations.
Ortt: State grants over $1 million in communications funding to Niagara & Orleans
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt applauded the awarding of over $1 million in state interoperable communications grants to Niagara and Orleans counties.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper: $3 Million award from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper on Thursday announced $3 million has been awarded to support the organization's mission and efforts to physically improve waterfront access for the residents and visitors to the City of Buffalo and Western New York. The investment is expected to improve recreational access to water for the public, including people with varying levels of mobility, while increasing eco-tourism opportunities and encouraging community revitalization.
Kearns to host Thank-A-Vet discount program outreach on Grand Island
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns is inviting Erie County veterans to his next Thank-A-Vet discount program. The outreach will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 17, at the VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd.
Bazaar in Burt
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:25 pm
St Andrew's Episcopal Church will hold its annual Bazaar from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, with most of the proceeds donated to community organizations.
N-W soccer teams set for NFL championship
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:30 pm
The boys and girls soccer teams at Niagara-Wheatfield just recently finished up their regular season schedules.
Girls volleyball remains unbeaten, closing in on NFL title
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:30 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball team continued its impressive string of victories this past week, improving its record to 14-0 in the Niagara Frontier League.
Bergholz Fire Co. chowder sale
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:25 pm
The Bergholz Fire Co. and Ladies Auxiliary will hold its monthly chowder and baked goods sale at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the firehall on Niagara Road in the hamlet of Bergholz.
Events at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:20 pm
The following is a list of events at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum:
Wheatfield Lions senior pancake breakfast
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:20 pm
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, the Town of Wheatfield Lions Club 6535 Ward Road (next to the American Legion) will host a free senior pancake breakfast to honor and recognize the senior community for all they do to contribute to the Town of Wheatfield.
Diesel students visit Operating Engineers Union Hall
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:15 pm
Wes Blidy's senior class in the Diesel Technology Program recently had a field trip of a lifetime.  The students from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center had a chance to visit the Operating Engineers Union Hall in Lakeview.
Niagara Academy students show they are right on target
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:10 pm
Niagara Academy Physical Education teachers Jim Behnke, Jen Schepis and Liz Baker recently incorporated an archery unit into their classes. 
N-W BOE to meet
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:10 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held on Oct. 17 will begin at 6 p.m.
NCCC honors three alumni
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:10 pm
The 2018 Niagara County Community College Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Paul Lamont '86, Ellen Latham '77 and Michael Messina '83 at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Oct. 20 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
NT Library events
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:05 pm
The following is a list of events at the North Toanwanda Public Library: 
Breakfast set for Veterans Day
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:05 pm
A Veterans Day breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at the North Tonawanda Senior Center 110 Goundry St. The event, sponsored by the Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks, and Seniors, is a continuing tradition by the department. 
Town of Niagara: Town Board discusses upcoming budget
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:00 pm
Recently, the Town of Niagara Town Board sat down, reviewed and discussed the proposed 2019 budget. In front of the board members, Town Supervisor Lee Wallace presented a $8,750,012.88 budget, which is $273,985.12 less than the 2018 proposed budget.
Jacobs secures $1,000,000 for new Shoshone Park indoor athletic complex
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 10:50 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs joined Wednesday with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Common Council members Joel Feroleto and Rasheed Wyatt to announce he secured $1,000,000 in state funding to support the construction of a brand-new, multipurpose indoor athletic complex at Shoshone Park.