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Tonawanda’s Mandarin Garden Offers Authentic Asian At Affordable Prices

February 4, 2016 0

By Sheligh Love

 Walk through these doors and you will be transported to China....
Walk through these doors and you will be transported to China….

An American favorite: Sesame Chicken

There is a restaurant in Western New York where you can dine-in, affordably, at a quality Asian restaurant.

Sure there are scores of local Chinese restaurants. Most of their business is take out or buffet where staff loads up food in wells on steam tables, cheap, piled high, larded with MSG and for the most part indistinguishable one from another.

Now we have a local, authentic Asian restaurant where you can eat Chinese not off a buffet table, or 30 minutes cooled out of a takeout container, but cooked to order, served fresh, perfectly spiced, fresh from the high temperature wok  [ it’s the high heat that gives food that indescribable, flavorful edge known as “wok hay.”] read more

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Only in NT: Historic Preservation benefits select few in NT

February 3, 2016 Sweeney Payne 1

In 2005, during the administration of North Tonawanda Mayor David Burgio, the Common Council passed a Historic Preservation Ordinance creating a Historic Preservation Commission.

The subsequent Commission hasn’t focused on preserving historical sites with actual historical status but has enabled wealthy carpetbaggers to get tax credits for “historic” buildings.

Why is there still no attempt at designating  for historic status  the Niagara Falls Power Transfer Station on Robinson, Sweeney Cemetery,  the area known as Black Hannah’s Woods, the Erie Railroad station on Oliver Street, entrance to Pine Woods Park, the Hungarian church building on Oliver, Niagara Power building on Webster, Evening News building on Webster, Payne Avenue High School building, Colonel Payne school building? read more

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Genesee Community College offers free-admittance seminar: Picking the US President; Meant to Explain Caucuses and Primaries

January 27, 2016 11

BATAVIA, NY – Genesee Community College will host a free seminar: “Picking the United States President, Making Sense of the Caucuses and Primaries” to explain the process of nominating a candidate for president.

Questions such as “What is the difference between a caucus and a primary?” “Why is it important?” “How long will it take for each party to choose its nominee?” will be addressed by GCC Associate Professor Derek Maxfield,  at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9 – the day of the New Hampshire Primary. read more

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Ice fish without a fishing license Feb. 13-14 in NYS

January 27, 2016 40

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo designated February 13-14, 2016 as the state’s first weekend where the requirements for a fishing license has been suspended.

Residents and visitors age 16 and older will be able to fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State without a license.

The DEC wishes to remind anglers that four inches of ice is usually safe for accessing ice on foot. Double that thickness for traveling on white ice. Ice thickness can vary on every body of water or within the same body of water. Anglers should be  wary of areas of moving water. The presence of snowmobile tracks or footprints on ice should not be taken as evidence of safe ice conditions. Testing thickness of ice can be done with an auger or ice spud at various spots. read more

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Emergency Preparedness Training at Lockport Library Saturday, Jan. 30

January 22, 2016 0

LOCKPORT, NY — New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be presenting a two-hour disaster preparedness class at the Lockport Public Library, at 23 East Avenue, Lockport, at 11 am, on Saturday, Jan. 30. There is no charge for admittance.

The event is opened to everyone. No sign-up in advance is required.

The event is part of a state taxpayer funded Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. The class purports to show citizens what knowledge and tools they need to prepare for emergencies and disasters, to respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. read more

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Free Workshops for Families of Special Needs Children Offered

December 18, 2015 Staff 0

NIAGARA COUNTY- Parent Network of WNY has announced it will conduct several free workshops in Niagara County during the month of January. Parents and Families who have children and/or young adults with special needs are invited to attend.

“These workshops will provide useful information, tips and strategies,” said David Scherff in a release to the Reporter. “All workshops offered are free of charge for families of individuals with disabilities.”

For more information or to register, call (716) 332-4170, email info@parentnetworkwny.org or read more

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Half-Court Basketball League Starting at Lockport YMCA

December 18, 2015 Staff 36

Lockport, NY.  Registration is currently open for the YMCA’s new 3 on 3 – ½ Court Men’s Basketball League that starts on January 28th, 2016. The Men’s League will run for seven weeks and end with finals starting in early March. Each team will play at least 14 games (Thursday & Friday nights) and potentially more with finals.

Adults age 17+ are encouraged to either sign up with a team of 3 (a 4th alternate is allowed) or register by themselves as a few teams will be created at the Lockport YMCA.  Registration per team is $30; Lockport YMCA Members $50 per person; Program Members (Non-Members of the Y) are $100 per person. Each team is responsible for jerseys or wearing like colors for games. YMCA Staff referees will enforce rules, regulations, and participant code of conduct for players. read more

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Enjoy The ‘Time of Your Life’ at Ricky’s Nifty Fifty Pizza Junction ‘Come In and Be Yourself’, Says Ricky

December 18, 2015 Staff 0

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Hello again everyone. Welcome to another edition of Ricky’s Corner.  I wanted to start this week’s column by writing about what we and our loyal customers feel that makes our pizza unique and great tasting.

Our cheese is a manually sliced mozzarella as opposed to the pre-shredded brands most pizzerias use. The cheese is a part skim and low moisture blend that really brings out the natural flavors of the cheese. Our world famous pizza sauce is fully homemade. We make our sauce slightly on the sweeter side, we believe that having the sauce on the sweeter side makes for a more robust flavor profile.  The pepperoni we use is a combination of beef & pork that is both spicy and sweet. Our portions of cheese & pepperoni that we use on our pies & trays are far and away the most generous in the area, no skimping here!!!  I truly believe in our product, to the point where I actually have to ration how much I allow myself to eat each week. Don’t take my word for it, call us and have us bring a fresh pie out to your door step and see for yourself. I am positive you’ll love it and will be back for more. read more

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National Fuel Reminds Residents to Stay Safe this Winter

January 1, 1970 Reporter 0

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (National Fuel) advises homeowners to be vigilant and pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces and vents throughout the winter season.

Snow, ice and extreme cold temperatures can pose a variety of safety and performance issues for heating systems.

Ensure outdoor gas meter safety and proper service by:

• Keeping the gas meter and area around the meter free of snow

• Clearing paths to the meter

• Informing those working, shoveling, plowing or snowblowing around a meter of its read more

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Buffalo Army National Guard Unit honored for unit video by New York’s Adjutant General

August 16, 2017 48

LATHAM, NY (http://southbuffalonews.com2/29/20http://southbuffalonews.com5)– A video produced by Buffalo’s http://southbuffalonews.com52nd Engineer Company has been named winner of the New York National Guard’s first unit video contest.

The http://southbuffalonews.com0-minute video was produced by New York Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Erin Morris, a platoon leader in the http://southbuffalonews.com52nd Engineer Company, from video and photographs she took as well as those provided by other unit members. read more