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North Tonawanda Council holds appointees accountable
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:35 pm
Tuesday night, North Tonawanda Common Council members took aim at a controversial agenda item over the last month and passed a resolution creating a strict attendance policy for appointed members who sit on city boards.
NT Common Council gives proclamation to NICAP
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:30 pm
Tuesday night, North Tonawanda Alderman Robert Pecoraro and Mayor Arthur Pappas issued a proclamation to the Niagara Community Action Program Inc.
Jack the Ripper play on stage at Ghostlight Theatre
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:20 pm
The world premiere play "The Lodger," based on the Jack the Ripper murders by Marie Belloc Lowndes, will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., at 7 p.m. Feb. 14.
Informational meeting on NT shoreline restoration project
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Waterkeepers recently submitted a grant application to restore a portion of the shoreline at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens to a more natural state in order to improve water quality, create valuable habitat, and enhance recreation access.
Mount Calvary Cemetery Group announces employee awards
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:10 pm
Mount Calvary Cemetery Group recently presented its 2018 Employee Awards. These include Outstanding Performance, Idea of the Year, Safety, and Customer Service, along with one Longevity Award. 
NT outlasts Wheatfield in NFL action
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 01:50 pm
In basketball, teams "live and die by the three." Wednesday night, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks lived on it. North Tonawanda defeated Niagara-Wheatfield on the Falcons' senior night, 68-60.
FOX renews 'The Simpsons' for unprecedented 31st & 32nd seasons
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:35 pm
Making history yet again, "The Simpsons" has been renewed for its 31st and 32nd seasons on FOX, by which time, the series will have produced 713 episodes.
Niagara Greenway Commission announces next round of meetings
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:20 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 12, to determine the consistency of the 64th round of projects. The meeting will begin promptly at 3 p.m. in the Town of Lewiston Board Room, 1375 Ridge Road. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the business meeting.
Clinton Kelly hosts new season of 'Spring Baking Championship'
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:20 pm
Hit primetime culinary competition "Spring Baking Championship" returns for a new season on Monday, March 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Erie County: DA Flynn appoints prosecutor to DAASNY subcommittee to fight animal cruelty
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has named Assistant District Attorney Erin E. Hart to the Animal Crimes Subcommittee of the District Attorneys Association of New York.
Chris Simms joins NBC Sports Group exclusively in March
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:15 pm
Former NFL quarterback and current analyst Chris Simms will join NBC Sports Group exclusively in March to contribute to its NFL and college football coverage across NBC Sports' broadcast, cable and digital platforms.
Bills, Sabres & Bandits introduce 'Easy Renew' for season tickets
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:15 pm
Beginning this offseason, Buffalo Bills season ticket members and season ticketholders of the Buffalo Sabres and Bandits will have the benefit of hassle-free renewal of their ticket accounts. Ticketholders who use payment plans will be enrolled in "Easy Renew," which will eliminate future deadlines by automating the renewal and payment process.
'Four Weddings and a Funeral' reunion: 'One Red Nose Day and a Wedding'
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:15 pm
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas and more reunited for "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding," a special short film to air exclusively as part of "The Red Nose Day Special" on Thursday, May 23 (8-11 p.m. ET), on NBC.
'Toast & Jam' returns Feb. 18
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:10 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues! "Toast & Jam" begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, upstairs at the Brickyard Brewing Company (BBC), 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading event is back by popular demand and continues through March 25.
Niagara Falls Community Development Contractor Breakfast set for Feb. 26
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is connecting local renovation contractors to yearlong local work.
Gary Hall opens tennis facility to Lewiston Rec. Department youth
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 04:20 pm
When WTS Chairman Gary Hall proposed adding a tennis complex to his company's North Second and Mohawk streets property in 2013, his son, Brian, said the impetus is "My father very much cares for his employees. Building a health and wellness center for WTS employees, he felt, was the right thing to do. Health and wellness is very important. We want our employees to be happy, healthy."
Mark Cerrone awarded bid for Village of Lewiston waterfront rehab
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston on Monday accepted a bid from Mark Cerrone Inc. to refurbish the Lewiston Landing waterfront. The Niagara Falls site-contracting and construction company submitted the lowest proposal: $1,599,500.
ABC renews 'The Good Doctor,' 'A Million Little Things' & 'Shark Tank,' announces final season for 'Modern Family'
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 03:10 pm
ABC announced Tuesday it renewed the hit drama "The Good Doctor" for a third season, "A Million Little Things" for a second season and "Shark Tank" for an 11th season. The net also announced an 11th and final season for "Modern Family."
Dan Misko joins PSE business development department
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 03:10 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment President and CEO Kim Pegula announced the hiring of Dan Misko as PSE's vice president of sales. Misko will now oversee PSE's sponsorship sales initiatives, along with the sales division of ADPRO Sports.
'Western New York's Place in Black History': League of Women Voters to present speaker Eva Doyle
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 03:10 pm
Members and friends are invited to join the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara to observe Black History Month with an award-winning pillar of the community. Eva Doyle will present "Western New York's Place in Black History" on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Scotch 'n Sirloin Restaurant, 3999 Maple Road, Amherst. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the speaker at noon and lunch to follow.
New Niagara Hospice ambulette branded by Streamline Designs
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 03:10 pm
Niagara Hospice unveiled its branded ambulette on Tuesday after it was wrapped with the organization's logo and colors by Streamline Designs, a vehicle wrap and vinyl graphics installation company in North Tonawanda. The new ambulette was purchased and put into service last month thanks to more than $34,000 raised by the 19th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise & Clambake held last July.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital seeks volunteers
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 12:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and its St. Francis Guild Auxiliary are currently seeking volunteers to help in service to the community and the overall organization. The hospital has openings for both volunteer drivers and assistants for its "VanGo" patient transportation service. Volunteers are asked to drive in four-hour shifts between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Dolly Parton to perform new music on 61st Annual Grammy Awards
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 12:15 pm
The Recording Academy has expanded its lineup for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards with a special tribute to eight-time Grammy winner and 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year Dolly Parton.
Enrique Iglesias headlines Fallsview's May entertainment lineup
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 12:15 pm
The "King of Latin Pop," Enrique Iglesias, headlines the May entertainment lineup at Fallsview Casino Resort, taking the stage May 22 and 23.
AAA Travel on board as sponsor of Samantha Brown's 'Places to Love'
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 12:15 pm
AAA Travel, one of North America's largest leisure travel agencies, has joined one of the most recognized women in travel television as a sponsor of Samantha Brown's "Places to Love" on PBS. The show follows along as Brown visits 27 destinations near and far, highlighting the emotional value of travel, and introducing viewers to the people and hidden gems that make each spot unique. The 13-episode second season is airing now (check local listings for dates and times).
Niagara Falls: Zonta celebrates 100 years
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 12:15 pm
Zonta International was founded in Buffalo in 1919. It is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Celebrate the centennial event with the Niagara Falls Zonta Club at its "Dance the Decades Party." The event is set for 7 p.m. March 8 (International Women's Day), at the Four Points by Sheraton ballroom, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Festival of Praise 'The Vintage Tour' brings soul-stirring lineup to Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 12:15 pm
The Festival of Praise Tour will make its way to Shea's Buffalo Theatre on Friday, March 22.
Zone defense aids N-W girls b-ball in win
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 10:55 pm
People have said, "Defense wins championships." Monday night, it didn't win a championship, but it helped the Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball team secure a 45-20 victory over the Kenmore West Blue Devils.
Artpark's 'Tuesday' schedule to kickoff with Sammy Hagar's 'Full Circle Jam Tour'
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 08:05 pm
Artpark & Company will kickoff the 2019 "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" concert series on June 4 with a mega show: Sammy Hagar's "Full Circle Jam Tour" featuring Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson and Jason Bonham. Special guest Night Ranger will open.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards $120,000-plus in funding to artists & organizations
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 05:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, has announced the recipients of the 2019 decentralization grant program. Forty-eight organizations and artists in Erie and Niagara counties will receive a portion of $120,000 for community and school-based arts and cultural programs and artworks taking place in 2019.
Erie County named second in returning money from unemployment fraud cases
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the New York State Department of Labor's Office of Special Investigations named Erie County second in New York for recovering the highest in total restitution from unemployment insurance benefits fraud cases last year.
NYS: Assembly to pass legislation banning offshore drilling on New York's coasts
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 04:55 pm
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Committee Chairman Steve Englebright on Monday announced the Assembly will pass legislation (A.2572, Englebright) to prohibit oil and natural gas drilling in New York's coastal areas.
Residents welcomed to Niagara Falls 311 planning meetings
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 04:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is competing for a grant to fund a citywide 311 system and is are asking residents for input. 311 is a nonemergency phone number that people can call in many cities to find information about services, make complaints, or report problems.
The legend that is Rock Burger grows with 2nd spot
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 04:05 pm
Rock Burger quickly became a cult smash. This was the place where one could get a giant burger, juicy and oozing from the inside out, dripping with head-scratching foodstuffs straight from Lizardo's imagination.
Morinello receives Guardian of Small Business Award
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:35 pm
Last week, the Small Business Council presented Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello the Guardian of Small Business Award "for his consistent advocacy for small businesses in New York state," a press release stated. This prestigious award is presented to legislators who vote in support of small businesses and "who champion issues affecting businesses in New York state."
Reps. Higgins, King, Kilmer & Brian Fitzpatrick to serve as co-chairs of House of Representatives Cancer Caucus
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:25 pm
The nation's fight against cancer has new champions on the House of Representatives Cancer Caucus. Leading the caucus in the new Congress are co-chairs Congressmen Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Peter King (R-NY-3), Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1).
Heart Month: 'Red cap' baby at Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:25 pm
As part of the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign, babies born in the month of February at Mount St. Mary's are being given special little red baby hats. The goal of the effort is to raise awareness about congenital heart defects.
Stars line up for Oscars
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:20 pm
Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss announced the first round of presenters for the Academy Awards. The show will honor a slate of nominees - from blockbusters to independent films - and embrace the diversity of the global movie-going audience.
Poloncarz appoints Hogues as personnel commissioner
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz appointed Timothy Hogues to the office of commissioner of personnel for Erie County. Hogues, who has served as commissioner of senior services since 2016, begins in his new role today.

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