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Blues Society announces 4th annual Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:05 pm
The Blues Society of Western New York has announced its 4th annual Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival will be held at Silo City on Saturday, July 8.
Niagara County brings jobs focus to Lockport
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:00 pm
Niagara Director of Employment and Training Donald Jablonski said successful hiring numbers at a pair of job fairs held in Niagara Falls makes him "optimistic and hopeful" regarding a planned Lockport career fair being held Wednesday.
AAA & ECC occupational therapy assistants host 'CarFit' event
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:50 am
AAA Western and Central New York is teaming up with Erie Community College's occupational therapy assistant program along with other occupational therapy clinicians to ensure senior drivers' cars "fit" them.
AAA: Secure your load - avoid road debris!
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:45 am
As families bring college students home for the summer, they should be on the lookout for road debris and they should take steps to secure their load.
Jacobs appointed to Lyme and tick-borne disease task force
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:40 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, was appointed to the State Senate's Lyme and tick-borne disease task force by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. Immediately after the appointment, Jacobs held a press conference with Lyme and tick-borne disease advocates to announce state initiatives aimed at increasing efforts to fight the growing public health epidemic.
Jason Derulo & Sabrina Carpenter added to main stage lineup at Erie County Fair
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:35 am
Pop artist Jason Derulo, known for hit singles such as "Swalla," "Talk Dirty" and "Whatcha Say," will headline the Erie County Fair's Gusto Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Also joining the National Grid Concert Series, with her hits "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" and "Eyes Wide Open," is singer and Disney Channel actress Sabrina Carpenter. She will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Marcho Farms Inc. recalls veal, beef & pork products due to possible non-o157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (stec) adulteration
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:35 am
Marcho Farms Inc., a Souderton (Pennsylvania) establishment, is recalling approximately 5,620 pounds of boneless veal, and ground veal, beef and pork products that may be adulterated withnon-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O111, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
YMCA honors volunteers, partners at 165th annual meeting
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:30 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara recently held its 165th annual meeting at Statler City. At the event, the Y celebrated its 2016 achievements, recognized outstanding youth and volunteers from each of the association's eight branches, and honored longtime board members and community partners.
Niagara River Greenway Commission to meet
Mon, May 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, May 16, to determine the consistency of the 55th round of projects. One project under consideration would create the Assumption Forest Preserve on Grand Island.
Calling all Grand Island gardeners
Mon, May 8th 2017 07:00 am
The second annual Grand Island Garden Walk will be held on Sunday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The planning committee of the event is currently seeking all kinds of gardens, from large to small, shady to sunny, to participate in this year's walk.
Interview: Todd Rundgren bringing new songs, big show to Riviera Theatre
Sun, May 7th 2017 05:20 pm
A few years back, a fan approached Todd Rundgren outside a concert in Buffalo and mentioned to Todd that, after multiple times seeing him, one of his favorite shows took place in the 1980s.
Village of Lewiston Board receives update on water meter replacement options
Sat, May 6th 2017 08:30 am
Residents in the Village of Lewiston are one step closer to new water meters.
Higgins announces availability of federal fire grants
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety program.
Driving with the 'big boys': Student starts 2nd season at Ransomville Speedway
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
At only 15 years old, third-generation Ransomville Speedway driver Robbie Johnston is more than ready to start his second season at the popular Braley Road attraction.
Town of Grand Island Republicans announce endorsed candidates
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Party has announced it has endorsed the following candidates to run in the Nov. 7 general election: pictured, from left, Dick Crawford, candidate for highway superintendent; Mark Frentzel, candidate for town justice; and Jennifer Baney and Pete Marston, candidates for Town Council.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life supporters Paint the Town Purple
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017 Relay For Life Student Ambassadors headed up this year's Paint the Town Purple Day on Grand Island.
Retaining wall built at DeGlopper Memorial
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Passersby noticed the first major work on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial Saturday.
Lifehouse & Switchfoot unite on 'Looking for Summer' Tour
Fri, May 5th 2017 09:25 pm
Rock fans across North America can look forward to Lifehouse & Switchfoot together for the first time on the "Looking for Summer" Tour, delivering 30-plus shows to venues across the U.S. and Canada. The tour kicks off July 23 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, and will run into the fall, culminating at The Masonic in San Francisco on Sept. 10.
Steven Curtis Chapman performs at White House during National Day of Prayer ceremony
Fri, May 5th 2017 09:20 pm
On Thursday, five-time Grammy-winning artist and songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman had the honor to perform at the 66th annual National Day of Prayer ceremony in Washington, D.C. Appearing before many faith leaders from around the U.S., Chapman performed two songs, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" and "The Lord's Prayer." The ceremony was held in the Rose Garden at the White House.
Rain can't stop Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, May 5th 2017 08:50 pm
As the rain flowed Friday in the Village of Lewiston, crowds of people flooded into the tented area of the Smelt Festival. A light shower couldn't deter visitors from coming up to the waterfront and supporting the Niagara River Anglers Association. Under cover, they were quickly able to catch free (paper) boatloads of the tiny, fried fish, and listen to the sounds of 90 West.
Kathryn Rose Gould awarded Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:40 pm
Kathryn Rose Gould, a junior theater major at Niagara University, has been awarded the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Awards on May 11
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:25 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually to businesses and individuals whose contributions have made Grand Island a better place.
Erie County reimburses town for highway work
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:20 pm
Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw visited the Grand Island Highway Department Tuesday to reimburse the town for snow plowing work.
Thompson given probation
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced 61-year-old Rus Thompson of Niagara Falls, formerly of Grand Island, was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia to three years probation for election fraud.
Grand Island Town Board: Agricultural animal law passes
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:15 pm
Island farmers in the town's agriculture district no longer need certain permits to operate, after action was taken at Monday's Town Board meeting.
Lewiston Dems honor Trane
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:05 pm
The Town of Lewiston Democratic Committee honored Town of Lewiston Superintendent of Highways Dave Trane as its Lewiston Citizen of the Year at a brunch Sunday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Sanborn Historical Society to present Victorian-inspired tea and luncheon
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:05 pm
The Sanborn Historical Society will present its first Victorian tea and luncheon from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Obituary: Robert F. Utz
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:00 pm
Robert F. Utz, a retired FBI agent, died April 22, 2017, at his home on Grand Island after a brief illness. He was 88.
Town of Grand Island: Sign installed at Staley Road-GI Boulevard roundabout
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:00 pm
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said Grand Island Boulevard is "all coming together" as he and the town's Highway Department unveiled a new temporary sign in the roundabout at Staley Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Obituary: Phillip 'Russ' Rizzo
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:00 pm
North Tonawanda Common Council President Phillip "Russ" Rizzo, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017, following a valiant battle with cancer.
Liberty drive cleanup a success
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
More than 30 local volunteers participated in the 26th annual Liberty Drive Cleanup last Saturday.
Berube announces bid for election
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
First-term alderman Mark Berube will seek election to a full term on North Tonawanda's Common Council in November's election.
Girl Scouts of WNY announces Siana Jacobs as 2017 Gold Award recipient
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York recently announced North Tonawanda Girl Scout Siana Jacobs is a 2017 Gold Award recipient. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts. Jacobs' earned the award for a project where she organized a clothing drive and created personal hygiene kits for people in Nicaragua.
NT receives Tree City USA designation
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:50 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the Arbor Day Foundation has again named the City of North Tonawanda "2017 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.
Debate over Krueger Road sidewalk continues
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:50 pm
Krueger Road residents Deborah Fadel and Kelly Dueger urged the Wheatfield Town Board members to take action toward installing more walking space along Krueger Road.
Music Mania Mondays returning to Town of Niagara
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:45 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace recently announced the 2017 concert schedule for the Music Mania Mondays events.
May sweeps is maaahvelous on 'The Chew'
Fri, May 5th 2017 02:00 pm
It's #requestarecipe week, and every day "The Chew" delivers the delicious goods fans asked for, one scrumptious dish at a time! In addition, co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities from TV, books and movies to the show the week of May 8-12 (1 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, announces 2017 'World Burger Tour' lineup
Fri, May 5th 2017 09:25 am
Hard Rock's "World Burger Tour" is back, and ready to take guests on an international adventure - no passport necessary!
Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament to support women's services at Memorial
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its 26th annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament on Monday, June 5, at both the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.