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Apple Harvest Festival returns on Sunday

The 28th annual Apple Harvest Festival is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Newfane Historical Society's Country Village, West Creek Road. George Updegraph, festival chairman, says the admission-free event involves "all kind of activities," from a tractor and farm equipment show and hi

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 20:54:56

Youngstown jet boat firm hits some unusually stormy seas

Niagara Jet Adventures, the Youngstown firm that sought to challenge Lewiston's Whirlpool Jetboat Tours, Hornblower Niagara Falls and even Jimmy Glynn's incomprehensibly still-in-business Maid of the Mist franchise, has hit some extraordinarily rough water For starters, Christopher Bohnenkamp, found

NIAGARA FALLS REPORTER - 2017-09-22 09:32:22

NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: Millerism in 1840s Lockport

Today, Sept. 23, 2017, the world is supposed to end, at least by the predictions of some people. This is not the first time this has happened, and unless it does end today, it probably won't be the last time. Most of these predictions have long been forgotten and they did not cause any real conseque

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

Lockport women face charges after 343 animals found in home

A Town of Lockport resident and her daughter are facing as yet unspecified charges after Niagara County authorities said they discovered 343 animals -- some of which are unlawful to keep as pets -- in a home on Hamm Road. Deputies accompanied the town's animal control officer and building inspector

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-22 11:11:33

Lecture on 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage set for today

Submitted Photo Pictured are JCC Professor Traci Langworthy, left, and Dr. Shannon Risk of Niagara University. BEMUS POINT - The Chautauqua County Historical Society, in partnership with the Bemus Point Historical Society, will present a special lecture on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Free event to focus on Erie County Holding Center

The public is invited to a discussion about the Erie County Holding Center to begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Merriweather Library at 1324 Jefferson Ave. The event will end with a memorial to those who have died while in the jail. Scheduled to speak are Chuck Culhane, advocate and coordina

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-22 12:03:07

The Fishing Beat: Rising temps throw a curve

Some of the nicest weather of the year arrived on the Niagara Frontier the past week, but the weather could have some negative effects on the fishing action around the area. The lower Niagara River water temperatures have risen 3 degrees since last week's report and that could hurt the salmon run mo

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 13:26:56

Outdoors Calendar (Sept. 20)

Sept. 20 - Genesee County Ducks Unlimited Dinner at Terry Hills Banquet Facility, 5122 Clinton St., Batavia, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Call Mindy Kilby at 585-344-1262 for more information. Reservations by Sept. 16. Sept. 21 - The Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International will hold its monthly mee

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 12:57:46

Newfane students' published study well received

NEWFANE - Student-written "Lake Ontario's Problem: A story of Lake Ontario's mighty impact and its effects on Olcott Beach" is going to a second printing. Fans of the book, which documented the research done by Newfane Middle School students in a special summer school program this year, have scooped

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-21 04:15:00

Lock tenders' sculpture advances

After months of planning and fundraising, the Locks Heritage District Corporation board voted Thursday to approve the refined design of the first phase of its 14-piece lock tender tribute sculpture. LHDC directors originally hoped to include three figures in the first phase, but pared down to two be

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Dunce caps and lunch pails: Young and old learn about one-room schoolhouses

A group of modern youngsters in T-shirts, shorts and sneakers stared at the wide-brimmed straw hat that boys wore to school in the 1890s, chuckled a little at the ruffled, flowered cotton bonnet that girls wore, and murmured at the challenge of fastening up the high-buttoned leather shoes they all w

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-21 13:24:57

Home condemned in animal seizure case

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday that the Town of Lockport home where nearly 350 animals were seized this week has been condemned and its occupants face charges. Deputies were called to 6429 Hamm Road about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to assist the town's building inspector and animal co

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-22 01:20:20

GLYNN: New book may solve mind-boggling puzzle

Finally, we have a hint of why Donald J. Trump occupies the Oval Office. And neither 'Crooked Hillary' nor Bernie Sanders is the easy answer to the 2016 election, according to this theory. There's lots of questions, but David Friend, an editor of 'Vanity Fair,' appears to have solved part of the mys

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 13:11:00

JENNINGS: Tribute acts and Bruno Mars taking the stage

Area venues are busy again this next with a diverse selection of tribute acts and a major headliner. There are shows in Lockport, Niagara Falls and Buffalo that are worth checking out. We will start over in Lockport at the Historic Palace Theatre where they will host Satisfaction: A Tribute to The R

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 13:08:11

Snakes, birds, rats and mice removed from western NY home

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - Officials with an animal welfare organization say they're removed hundreds of reptiles, birds, rats and mice from a western New York home. The Niagara Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2yfGGEE ) that the SPCA of Niagara says investigators checking out a house in the town of Lockpo

WIVB - 2017-09-21 13:52:23

Farrell calls for forum in 2nd Ward contest

2nd Ward alderman candidate Amanda Farrell is calling for her opponent, incumbent Alderman Anita Mullane, to join her in a forum that addresses each candidate's position on issues facing the city. Farrell called for the debate to be facilitated by an independent third party, such as a media outlet

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

Possible animal cruelty in Lockport with 343 animals removed from home

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) - Sue McNaught is facing federal charges after her Hamm Road home in Lockport was found containing 343 animals on Tuesday. In a release Lockport Police said that "most animals were said to be suffering from some type of injury and/or respiratory illness." The SPCA of Niagara Co

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-22 03:20:51

Hundreds of animals removed from Lockport home

(Photo: Niagara County SPCA) LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - Charges are pending after the Niagara County SPCA seized hundreds of animals from a Lockport home. In all, the SPCA took two tortoises, a guinea pig, 31 snakes, 30 quail, 10 cats, 13 rabbits, five ferrets, two sun conures, a hedgehog and 250 fee

WIVB - 2017-09-21 14:50:18

Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen: A fresh take on fast food

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) - It may seem like fast food isn't really that fast anymore. But there's hope! Thanks to Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen. The Italian restaurant has been open for about a year in Lewiston, and customers are impressed. Restaurant owner Michael Hibbard (yes, kin to the Hibbard's Custa

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-21 22:07:14

Bond rating firm expects continued improvement in Lockport's finances

Lockport's budget surpluses in the past three years have helped raise the city's credit rating. "The outlook is positive," S&P Global Ratings said after it raised the rating from BBB to BBB+ for general obligation bonds. Bond ratings affect the city's costs when it borrows money through bonds. "The

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:36:25