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OUN holiday flower sale
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 06:25 pm
It is not too late to order your holiday flowers from the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, where people with developmental disabilities have been nurturing junipers, cacti and other plants all year or prepping pinecones for fresh and artificial wreaths since the summer.
Hospice honors volunteers during National Hospice Month
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
November is designated as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, providing opportunities for Americans to learn about end-of-life care choices available to them. In 2011, an estimated 1.65 million patients received hospice services. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization estimates that, for 2011, approximately 44.6 percent of all deaths in the U.S. were under the care of a hospice program.
Recipes: Got Girl Scout cookies?
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:05 am
Here are some yummy treats featuring Girl Scout cookies to take to holiday parties:
Pizazz donates to Komen
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Pizazz recently hosted a "Big or Small Save Them All" basket and wine auction event to raise money for cancer awareness. The staff also sold ribbon suckers, cookies and purses.
'Saturday Night Alive' at St. Peter's
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6167 Walmore Road in Sanborn, will host its monthly contemporary worship gathering, "Saturday Night Alive," on Saturday, Nov. 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. The gathering will include worship, a Bible study, and prayer.
Sweet treats: Girl Scouts host annual cookie sale
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
It's Girl Scout cookie time again. Enthusiastic hordes of young saleswomen began the time-honored tradition of knocking on doors last month and now are taking advantage of the holiday season by enticing shoppers at stores around the area.
Lockport: Christmas Event at Col. Wm. Bond House
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Get the whole family in the mood for the holidays at an annual holiday event. "A Winter's Fest Eve" will be held at the Col. Wm. Bond-Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St., Lockport, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Ceretto thanks community for 'massive outpouring of support' for victims of 'Superstorm' Sandy
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto thanked members of the community Thursday who donated supplies to victims of "Superstorm" Sandy. Ceretto's office received a massive amount of supplies, which will be shipped downstate to communities devastated by the October storm.
St. John celebrates Dr. Seuss
Thu, Nov 15th 2012 01:15 pm
The kindergarten class at St. John Lutheran School recently celebrated the colors of black and white by having a Dr. Seuss day.
Wheatfield approves budget
Thu, Nov 15th 2012 10:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board approved its $12.05 million budget for 2013 as expected on Nov. 7.
Tax rates down in Town of Niagara
Thu, Nov 15th 2012 10:10 am
A last minute move on Tuesday saved Town of Niagara taxpayers some money, but caused some dissention on the Town Board.
Elmwood Drive at Lighthouse Café
Wed, Nov 14th 2012 11:00 am
Indie-Christian folk-rock band Elmwood Drive headlines the next Lighthouse Café, on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7 until 9:30 p.m. at Lockport Alliance Church, 555 Davison Road.
Basket raffle benefits Home Away From Home Feline Shelter
Wed, Nov 14th 2012 10:55 am
Wilson's Home Away From Home Feline Shelter hosts its annual basket raffle fundraiser from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will take place at St. John's Episcopal Church, 431 Lake St., and includes a bake sale and crafters.
Memorial celebrates expansion of surgical services
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 02:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, on Monday, dedicated a new surgical suite built to accommodate the rising volume of surgeries being performed there.
Niagara County 'Thank a Vet' discount program
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 07:05 am
Are you a Niagara County resident who has received an honorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and have official discharge papers? Eligible residents are able to receive a discount card to use at participating Niagara County merchants as their measure of saying "thanks" to Niagara County service men and women.
German Christkindl (Christmas) market in Wheatfield
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 07:00 am
Holy Ghost Lutheran School Parent Teacher League is sponsoring a Christkindl (Christmas) market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the school, 6630 Luther St., Wheatfield.
Niagara University to celebrate Veterans Day with unveiling of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden plaque
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 07:00 am
World War I concluded when an armistice went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the event by declaring Nov. 11 Armistice Day, the forerunner to Veterans Day.
Meeting to be held for former and current Love Canal residents
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 07:00 am
A Love Canal community meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15. The meeting will be held at the Frontier Volunteer Fire Hall at 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls. It begins at 7 p.m. Several matters will be discussed at this meeting, including next steps for those with health issues affected by Love Canal.
Memorial to present bariatric surgery seminars
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:45 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present "Taking Control of Your Weight and Your Life" for area residents interested in learning about weight-loss surgery twice in November.
Governor Cuomo announces agreement to provide financial assistance to City of Niagara Falls
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday that the New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved a plan to provide assistance to the City of Niagara Falls, which will help the city address budget issues related to an ongoing casino revenue dispute between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians.
'Feed the Falls' returns
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:35 am
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will hold its annual "Feed the Falls" initiative in Niagara Falls on Thanksgiving Day. Mission staff and volunteers from local churches and the community will prepare 1,000 turkey dinners and deliver them to the homebound, seniors and families in need.
Special salutes to vets
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 am
November is the time of year that veterans receive well-deserved thanks. Among local observances in honor of Veterans Day are:
Wheatfield jeweler supports lung cancer research
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 am
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and George Edwards Jewelers, located at 2131 Sawyer Drive, Wheatfield, is "Going White" for the month of November to honor friends and customers who have suffered from this devastating disease.
BOCES center plans open house, pasta dinner
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, at 3181 Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn, will hold an open house and pasta dinner on Nov. 15.
Program helps older adults stay well
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 am
As individuals reach the age of 60 and older, they may begin to experience changes to their mind, body and spirit. "Stay Well on Your Feet" is a free health promotion program geared toward identifying these changes and providing tips for maintaining quality living.
Grant aids traffic crackdown
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:30 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office applied for and received additional STOP DWI grant money for driving while intoxicated enforcement during specific "crackdown" periods throughout the year.
Learn about careers in law enforcement
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:30 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced that a meeting for Explorers interested in law enforcement as a career will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Patrol Room of Building 1, Niagara County Sheriff's Office, 5526 Niagara St. Extension, Lockport.
Red Cross seeks blood donors
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:30 pm
Hundreds of Red Cross blood drives have been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, representing a loss of thousands of blood and platelet products. The Red Cross is asking people who are eligible, especially in places not affected by the storm, to schedule a time to give blood in the days and weeks to come.
Pinwheels, peaches, projects for N-W Kiwanis
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:25 pm
As the end of a perfect summer approached, the members of Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield boasted a full schedule of events related to the local community.
Town of Niagara: Budget votes anticipated
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:25 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board is expected to vote on its 2013 budget at the 7 p.m. regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Cute, but creepy, creatures visit Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:25 pm
Kids and critters make for a good time when Jeff Musial and his Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics visit the Aquarium of Niagara from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
NYSDOT completes boulevard bridge project
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:20 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced this week the completion of a $4.3 million project to replace the U.S. Route 62 (Niagara Falls Boulevard) bridge over Bergholz Creek.
Parade makes spirits bright
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:15 pm
The eighth annual Niagara Electric Lights Parade honoring the Town of Niagara Bicentennial was held Saturday before a bundled-up crowd.
The voters have decided
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:15 pm
A steady stream of voters kept Town of Niagara's polling place at the Niagara Active Hose firehall hopping Tuesday as voters decided who to represent them in Washington and Albany.
Community forum to focus on health care reform's impact on individuals, businesses
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 08:10 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present a free program to help residents and business owners understand the changes mandated by federal health care reform. The event is set for Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road.
Unofficial election results
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 07:45 am
As President Obama wins a second term nationally, both Democrat and Republican parties score big victories in Western New York.
Join Santa for a spin at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Tue, Nov 6th 2012 07:00 am
We couldn't find any reindeer, but it turns out Santa is an excellent equestrian! Join Old St. Nick in coming weeks on the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum carrousel; just make sure you're on the "nice" list.
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by today
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 11:20 am
As a reminder, all absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 5, in order to be counted in this election.
OUN talent show winners
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's "Opportunities Got Talent," an annual occasion featuring the aptitudes of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through song, dance, theater and comedy in a competitive format, occurred Friday at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda.
Vote and get chicken at Active Hose
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 07:00 am
Town of Niagara Active Hose will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue from noon until 7 p.m. or sold out on Election Day, Nov. 6.