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Readers Follow Up With Ghost Stories And Pictures

Readers Follow Up With Ghost Stories And Pictures

Community News, Featured March 31, 2016 at 10:08 am

Following our publication of the picture of “Peg, the witch,” last week, a purportedly ghostly presence which appeared against the backdrop of a black couch in a North Tonawanda home, we have been haunted by readers who claim they have seen ghostly visitors in their own homes. A few claimRead More

Brian Meyer to head regional news partnership at WBFO

Brian Meyer to head regional news partnership at WBFO

Community News March 24, 2016 at 12:23 am

Award-winning veteran journalist Brian Meyer, who has served as news director at WBFO in Buffalo since 2014, has been promoted to the position of senior director of news and public affairs for WNED/WBFO where he will oversee a new regional collaboration that will focus on Great Lakes reporting. Chief ProgramRead More

Debunkers and believers asked to weigh in on  ghostly couch picture
This photograph of a two-year-old on a couch raises the question of whether “Peg” the witch has made an appearance.

Debunkers and believers asked to weigh in on ghostly couch picture

Community News March 24, 2016 at 12:21 am

A family living in the historic Oliver Street District in North Tonawanda submitted to Artvoice a photograph of their almost two-year-old daughter sitting on their couch. Readers may be able to discern an image on the couch of what appears to be an elderly woman whose countenance might be describedRead More

NU Community Kitchen Awarded $50,000 Grant

Community News March 24, 2016 at 12:11 am

Niagara University’s Community Kitchen pilot project was awarded a ‘NobleCause’ grant from NobleHour, a community engagement platform. The project was one of 100 efforts across the country recognized and rewarded for raising community awareness, fostering partnerships, and cultivating leaders who take action. In total, the ‘NobleCause’ competition awarded $1,000,000 inRead More

Red Cross has significant need for type O negative blood Type O negative is often needed in trauma situations

Community News March 24, 2016 at 12:09 am

The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has typeRead More

Groom proposes through Artvoice Ad,  Prospective Bride Says ‘Yes”

Groom proposes through Artvoice Ad, Prospective Bride Says ‘Yes”

Community News March 24, 2016 at 12:07 am

Readers of our sister publication, Artvoice, may have noticed in the last edition of Artvoice a full page advertisement which, on behalf of Mr. Gene Dolan, popped the question: “Terry Lynn Fisher Will You Marry Me?” We are happy to report the bride said “yes.” Prospective groom Dolan’s plan wasRead More

Falls’ ‘Old School’ Chiropractor Allows Body to Heal Itself

Falls’ ‘Old School’ Chiropractor Allows Body to Heal Itself

Community News March 17, 2016 at 7:10 am

According to the philosophy of Chiropractic and Niagara Falls’ most renowned Chiropractor, Dr. Mark Del Monte, everyone deserves to enjoy the miracle of better health. Dr. Del Monte is an old school chiropractor. He learned his craft from the first generation students of the founders of chiropractic – father andRead More

Three Names Proposed For The Buffalo Zoo’s Infant Gorilla

Three Names Proposed For The Buffalo Zoo’s Infant Gorilla

Community News March 16, 2016 at 11:50 pm

The Buffalo Zoo is inviting the community to help choose one of three names for the new infant gorilla. The infant was born on Sunday, January 10 at 11:04 p.m. to mother, 18-year-old Sydney, and father, 28-year-old Koga. Sydney, as these pictures reveal, has displayed strong maternal instincts and isRead More

Memorial names Julie Zito Clark director  of marketing, special events and projects

Memorial names Julie Zito Clark director of marketing, special events and projects

Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm

     Julie Zito Clark has been appointed Director of Marketing, Special Events and Projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective February 29. A professional marketing executive with more than 20 years of successful experience in marketing, public relations and communications for not-for-profit organizations and an S&P 500 corporation,Read More

Judge Frank Bayger, Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer, Is Back Practicing Law

Judge Frank Bayger, Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer, Is Back Practicing Law

Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Frank “Duke” Bayger worked at a bowling alley while attending high school, worked as a dishwasher and waiter at the famed Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, worked as a bartender at the Town Casino nightclub in Buffalo, and won a $12.5 million defamation judgment for the late Niagara Falls restaurateurRead More

Niagara Catholic raising money for “Water for South Sudan”

Niagara Catholic raising money for “Water for South Sudan”

Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Embarking on a Global Project – In their 1998 document, Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions-Reflections of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, the American bishop’s highlighted seven principles that serve as the foundation of the church’s social teaching.  Knowing and adopting these principles for our own lives can motivate usRead More

Robert Moses to be renamed “Niagara Scenic Parkway”; Why not just remove it?

Robert Moses to be renamed “Niagara Scenic Parkway”; Why not just remove it?

Columns, Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Strike up the band, join the parade, wave the flag and pop the bag. The politicians are renaming the Robert Moses Parkway, to the Niagara Scenic Parkway. Please curb your enthusiasm.   Especially since, instead of renaming it, they should be getting rid of it!   Urging congress to pass ObamacareRead More

Despite obstacles, Dyster forges ahead  with controversial parking meter plan

Despite obstacles, Dyster forges ahead with controversial parking meter plan

Community News March 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm

  What can the people of Niagara Falls do to ensure that the nightmarish implementation of a citywide parking plan by Mayor Paul Dyster’s handpicked contractor, Desman Associates, isn’t simply a repeat of what recently happened when the company did the same thing in Chicago? The Niagara Falls City CouncilRead More

Long Marijuana Bud on Tall Cannabis Plant at Indoor Farm

Unkind, Bud

Community News, State and National News March 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program is unfriendly to patients By Marc Gromis   After waiting almost two years for the rollout of New York’s medical marijuana program, many people who have sought to use medical cannabis to treat their ailments are finding that the so called “Compassionate Care Act” isRead More

Cancer Screening Can Lower Death Rate

Community News March 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm

Six out of 10 Colorectal Cancer Deaths Could Be Prevented By Renae Kimble March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Services Program of Ni-agara County is urging everyone to talk to their doctor about screening and testing op-tions for colorectal cancer (also called colon cancer). Colorectal cancer isRead More

Hamister fails to open hotel in  Jamestown as well as Niagara Falls

Hamister fails to open hotel in Jamestown as well as Niagara Falls

Community News March 2, 2016 at 11:25 pm

   The fabulous resort location on Rainbow Boulevard North here isn’t the only hotel in Western New York that do-nothing developer Mark Hamister hasn’t built, h e’s also failed to build down in Jamestown, where a promised Double Tree Inn has likewise failed to materialize. It was on June 24,Read More

How Long Does It Take to Get Out of Shape?

Community News March 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Colder temperatures and fewer daylight hours make it more difficult to stay active and motivated. But how long does it take to actually get out of shape? It varies from person to person, but most experts agree that it’s pretty simple: you either use it or you lose it.  Read More

Liberty Tax Offers Free Tax Preparation  For Veterans, Active Military

Liberty Tax Offers Free Tax Preparation For Veterans, Active Military

Community News February 25, 2016 at 8:50 am

Much too often, the news we hear about veterans is not very good, from long lines at Veteran Administration hospitals to high unemployment figures for the men and women who have served our country when they return home. But this story reminds us that there are many grateful people outRead More

City Hall Jokes – Feb 25

City Hall Jokes – Feb 25

Community News February 25, 2016 at 1:29 am

Answer: Down a $350,000 rat hole.Question: Where did the money for the “train station re-bid” go? Paul Dyster and George Maziarz walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and shouts, “You sleazy politician, I thought they finally caught up to you, get out! Senator Maziarz, you can stay.” WhatRead More

Ricky, Maker Of Best Pizza [And Fish Fry] In The World, Invites You To His Place!

Ricky, Maker Of Best Pizza [And Fish Fry] In The World, Invites You To His Place!

Community News February 25, 2016 at 1:23 am

Happy late February everyone, winter is nearly over and spring , just like Ricky’s, is right around the corner. Been getting lots of positive feedback on our beer batter fish fry. Incredibly our fish fry has already been referred to as the best in town by our customers on socialRead More

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