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The CW set to air annual benefit concert 'America Salutes You Presents Guitar Legends 3'
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 07:00 am
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) hosts the benefit concert and is joined by guitar legends including George Thorogood (George Thorogood & The Destroyers), Grammy Award-winner Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), Nancy Wilson (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founding member of Heart), Steve Lukather (co-founding member of Toto), Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) and Ellis Hall (Tower of Power lead vocalist). World-renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff leads an all-star band.
SBA disaster assistance available to New York private nonprofit organizations in 18 counties affected by severe Halloween storms
Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 10:50 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced certain private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) located in 18 counties throughout upstate New York that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following a presidential disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2019.
Bella Rose: New winery just in time for holidays
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:05 am
The holiday table can be pretty redundant year after year, but for 2019, party hosts and goers can look no further than award-wining Bella Rose Vineyard & Winery in Lewiston for wine pairings and more.
Michael Hibbard to open 3rd Gallo; restaurant at former steakhouse site
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen owner Michael Hibbard recently took over the property at 453 Center St., formerly Center Cut: The Village Steakhouse. Hibbard said he hopes to open "Gather" sometime in February.
Sue's Frame of Mind celebrates 10 years of canvases, conversations
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Customers who walk into Sue's Frame of Mind should be prepared to block out.
Salada signs off
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston celebrated retiring Clerk/Treasurer Amy Salada's last board meeting Monday with a slideshow, cake, congratulations and thanks. Her family was in attendance and presented Salada with flowers.
Porter reevaluating new solar energy systems law
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
As more communities across Western New York continue to sign on to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's green energy campaign of energy alternatives - namely commercial utility solar installations - many are also contending with unfavorable reactions from residents and questions on capacity. Some are also now reconsidering their options.
Lake Ontario Preparedness Group to meet in Porter
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Porter will be the location for the next get-together of the Lake Ontario Preparedness Group. A detailed planning conference for 2020 will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Porter Town Hall.
Lewiston remembers War of 1812, Tuscarora support
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Winter cold also wasn't enough to cancel Lewiston's annual War of 1812 remembrance ceremony Thursday at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument on the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
Stella Niagara students donate Christmas dinners to Heart, Love & Soul
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Stella Niagara students and faculty took part in a reverse Advent calendar this Christmas season.
Golden Age Center: Sold! It's Snow Wonderful fetches $ at Festival of Trees
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
A group from the town's Golden Age Center has used its Christmas spirit to raise money for Children's Hospital.
Last-minute Christmas gift makes 'a fitting tribute' to DeGlopper
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee is recommending a fitting Christmas gift for the Island's veterans.
Inauguration Day on Grand Island
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has announced the inauguration of the newly elected officials will take place at noon Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the Grand Island Community Center in the Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Grand Island Town Board: Proposed tree ordinance not taking root
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
A proposed town tree ordinance is going back to committee following another public hearing before the Grand Island Town Board Monday.
Obituary: Barbara Ann Joseph
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Barbara Ann Joseph, 70, of Niagara Falls, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Born in Niagara Falls on Feb. 22, 1949 she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Susan (Ferris) Joseph and attended local schools. She was a 1967 graduate of Madonna High School.
Obituary: Miles E. Havens
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Miles E. Havens, 89, of Grand Island, passed away on Dec. 13, 2019, at Elderwood at Grand Island. Born in Buffalo, on July 9, 1930, he was the son of the late Lillian (Raffel) and Clifford Havens.
Fighting Cystic Fibrosis with imagination
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Cystic fibrosis has been in the news with the approval of a new drug for its treatment. Although Trikafta was approved in October by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, hailed by doctors and patients alike as a breakthrough, many children still deal with daily regimes of airway cleaning techniques, enzyme and antibiotic therapies, and frequent clinic appointments and hospital stays for check-ups and tune-ups.
Rotary youth groups assist with Red Kettle Campaign
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island High School and Connor Middle School Interact clubs and the Early Act Club members from the William Kaegebein and the Huth Road elementary schools have teamed up with members of the Grand Island Rotary Club this month collecting donations through the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign at Tops Friendly Markets on Grand Island Boulevard.
DEC announces 2020 Lake Ontario Chinook salmon & lake trout stocking
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the state's plans for fish stocking in Lake Ontario to ensure the lake remains one of the top fishing destinations in the country.
Holiday Market nets Toys for Tots $2,500-plus
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 06:55 am
Jamie Symmonds' recent Holiday Market at the Brickyard Brewing Company was a success, with scores of people attending and myriad vendors showcasing their wares for guests.
Holiday shopping parking tips
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 04:35 pm
While the holidays are usually a time of joy and cheer, getting ready for them can be stressful and overwhelming - especially if you're rushing. The final shopping weekend is upon us, which means shoppers are anxious to check off their lists!
Mission on a mission for men's gloves
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 04:10 pm
With the cold weather here and Christmas approaching, Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier Inc. is again asking for donations of men's gloves.
DEC, Great Lakes Research Consortium, announce more than $125,000 in grants available for Great Lakes research In New York
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 03:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Great Lakes Research Consortium announced $125,000 in grants to support Great Lakes projects. The 2020 Great Lakes Research Consortium small grants program will provide up to $25,000 for projects that contribute to the protection and restoration of the health of New York's Great Lakes and to ecosystem-based management.
Western New York REDC awarded $67.3 million for 109 projects
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 03:35 pm
As part of round IX of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) was awarded $67.3 million for 109 projects that build on the region's assets and invest in the future. The announcement, which supports projects in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties, was made Thursday in Albany. The Western New York region has now been awarded $620.5 million cumulatively through nine rounds of the Regional Council initiative, in state support for 890 projects across the region.
Skillet closes out 2019 inside multiple Billboard decade-end and year-end charts
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 03:15 pm
Skillet, a 12-times-Platinum rock band, is closing out 2019 inside multiple Billboard decade-end and year-end charts for their latest hit record, "Victorious" (Atlantic), top 10 active rock single "Legendary," as well as numerous past albums and tracks. Skillet has amassed 1 billion global streams over the past year alone.
Disturbed debut new live video for 'Hold on to Memories'
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 03:10 pm
Thursday morning, two-time Grammy-nominated and multi-Platinum band Disturbed shared their live video for "Hold on to Memories." The video, directed by Rafa Alcantara, is both a remembrance of those who are no longer with us, as well as a celebration of their life and the light they brought to those closest to them.
The Corner Deli now open in downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 02:50 pm
The Corner Deli, featuring handcrafted, New York-style deli sandwiches, announces the opening of its new location inside the Sheraton Niagara Falls at the corner of Third and Old Falls in downtown Niagara Falls.
West Herr Subaru supports FeedMore Foundation of WNY through 2019 'Share the Love' event
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 02:50 pm
If you are shopping for a vehicle this holiday season, you have the opportunity to help feed your neighbors in need. The FeedMore Foundation of WNY is participating in the 2019 Subaru "Share the Love" event as a member of Meals on Wheels America - one of four national charitable partners supported through the campaign.
Higgins applauds progress on DL&W Terminal
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 02:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins applauded momentum on the DL&W Terminal project.
NYPA board of trustees approve economic development awards in support of 468 jobs around New York
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 02:45 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved economic development awards in support of 468 jobs and $191 million in capital investment commitments statewide. The board approved more than 6 megawatts (MW) of ReCharge NY power and low-cost hydropower to 12 enterprises throughout the state, and an additional low-cost power allocation and several funding awards to enterprises in Western New York and the North Country.
Norris delivers warm winter clothing donations to community
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:55 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris delivered warm winter clothing items donated from the community to local charities, so that the items could be available for those in need in time for the winter holidays.
People Inc. receives $100,000 Quality of Life Grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for Elmwood Health Center
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:55 pm
People Inc. it has been awarded $100,000 from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center Expanded Effect Quality of Life Grants cycle. The award was one of seven grants totaling $663,946 given to nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis.
E-van comes to Wheatfield
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:30 pm
The program is called the BTOP Express - Better Technology, Onsite and Personal. It provides general computer training throughout the NIOGA Library System. At a recent Town Board meeting in Wheatfield, Sara Taylor, a BTOP e-mobile trainer, spoke to Supervisor Don MacSwan and councilmen regarding bringing the program to the residents, despite the town's lack of a library.
Town of Wheatfield looks to 2020
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:25 pm
At the last Town Board Meeting for the Town of Wheatfield this year, department heads took a look back over 2019 and also what would be needed in the future.
Niagara Regional Construction Alliance honors Bill Ross
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:25 pm
On Dec. 5, the Niagara Regional Construction Alliance recognized William Ross with the 2019 United Rentals Light Tower Award. Inaugurated in 2018, the award seeks to honor individuals whose service has shined a positive light on, and brought powerful leadership to, the construction industry.
Box of Hope outreach gets a boost from local businesses and organizations
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:20 pm
Over 200 North Tonawanda families will receive help from Box of Hope again this Christmas. Every child, 18 and under, in all of the registered households will receive a gift along with a box of nonperishable food items delivered to their home on Dec. 19.
N-W Community ed. starts in January
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:15 pm
Have an itch to try something new? Maybe something like dance, finance, cooking and health and fitness? How about spiritual awareness? If so, the answer may be found in the Niagara-Wheatfield School District's community education programs.
North Tonawanda studies garbage
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:15 pm
The City of North Tonawanda's Sanitation Feasibility Study was recently discussed at a Common Council workshop. The document covers different innovations to lessen the blow of rising costs for garbage and recycling disposal.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission: Volunteer for the holidays
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:00 pm
On Monday Dec. 23, the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will start its "Feed the Falls - Christmas" events with a "Pie Party" at Cornerstone Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Following, the work for "Feed the Falls - Christmas Blessing" will begin, where volunteers will deliver a free Christmas dinner right to the doorstep of a family or individual in need.
Winter tips for Wheatfield residents
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:00 pm
A reminder to Wheatfield residents, the brush chipper went off the road in October. We did bring it out briefly after a windstorm and the town was covered three times to pick up storm related debris. The brush chipper will not be back out until spring unless we have unseasonably snow melt. The leaf pickup will not be back out. Bag leaves for regular trash pick-up.
 

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