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July 6, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Bill promoting wine, grape industry headed to governor

The New York State Legislature has given final passage to legislation that amends the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law making the procedure for licensing and regulation of wineries and farm wineries in New York State a more seamless process.  More...

Ranzenhofer, state library team up for reading program

State Sen. Michael H. More...

Discount presale Canal Festival tickets now available at discounted rate

You can now purchase ticket vouchers for Canal Fest ‘11 over the Internet at a discounted rate. Visit www.canalfest.org and click on the presale ticket button or visit www.carrouselmuseum.org and go to the On-Line Store. More...

Weinberg Campus exhibits resident’s paintings

Weinberg Campus, a senior living community in Getzville, will host a viewing of artwork by resident Stanley Antos from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, July 11 in the Rosa Coplon Living Center at 2700 North Forest Road in Getzville.  More...

Local play tells story of Erie Canal

In July a play by local playwrights, regarding a local project, in service of a local hope, and pertaining to the very place it shall be produced shall be performed outdoors at the waterfront in Buffalo. More...

Minority Caucus upholds veto of proposed map

The Erie County Legislature’s Minority Caucus, led by Minority Leader John J. Mills, upheld County Executive Chris Collins’s veto of local law 5-1. More...

Blessed Sacrament to hold Friday concert

Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., will present the Halligan Brothers at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8.  Both “brothers” are named Robert Halligan, but one was born in Syracuse, the other in England. Bob Halligan Jr. More...

Energetic family completes journey through library system

When Al and Stacey Jafarjian watched the film “Julie and Julia,” it inspired a yearlong experiment and blog of their own.  More...

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THE LIVING IS EASY — As a sure sign of summer, Evan Cicatello, 4, of Kenmore and Arianna George, 2, of the Town of Tonawanda, play on swings during a family picnic Sunday during the Independenc More...

Rapids Theatre to host MS fundraiser

Former Niagara Falls resident Loretto Thompson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2001, 2 days after 9-11.  “Talk about a bad week”, she recalls.  More...

PEER support phone line now available

Mental Health PEER Connection is offering the PEER Support Phone Line for individuals with disabilities in non-crisis situations.  More...

Ken-Ton YMCA offers flag football league

The Ken-Ton Family YMCA is offering a youth flag football league for children in third through seventh grade. The league takes place in September and October, with registration from Aug. 1 to Sept. 17. Children learn basic flag football skills. More...

Forest Lawn Group begins tree inoculation

The Forest Lawn Group has begun inoculation of its ash trees against the emerald ash borer. The inoculation was made possible by a gift from William and Ann Joyce and will also allow for subsequent treatments lasting five to six years.  More...