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'Deposits for Food' spreads holiday cheer to area food pantries
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:25 am
Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston has begun his fourth year of "Deposits for Food" (D4F), a collection of returnable container and scrap metal to benefit three Niagara County food pantries: Community Missions, Heart, Love and Soul, and Care and Share of Ransomville.
Polar bears on the move
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:20 am
On Monday, three polar bears from three different zoos traveled a combined 1,600 miles to their new homes. The Buffalo Zoo teamed up with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin, as part of a species survival plan recommendation to support polar bear conservation.
#GivingTuesday is back
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:00 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier has big plans for Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), which is Nov. 29. More than 100 volunteers will visit the agency as part of the event, while many collections throughout the area are also planned.
Red Kettle campaign underway
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:50 pm
The Salvation Army Tonawanda Corps recently began its Red Kettle campaign at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda.
Celebration of art: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara members share their creative works
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:45 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara and the Niagara County Chapter of the New York State Council on the Arts hosted an art exhibition and reception on Nov. 16, which featured works created by individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the agency's fine arts program.
Gateway Cities Winter Walk offers family fun, shopping specials
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:40 pm
North Tonawanda's Webster Street will become home to a host of holiday festivities as local businesses and organizations come together to offer the annual Gateway Cities Winter Walk beginning Friday, Dec. 2, and running until Sunday, Dec. 4.
Living with multiple sclerosis: How one couple continues to fight it together
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:35 pm
Multiple sclerosis, a chronic illness, creates a constant battle with exhaustion, body aches and muscle spasms.
Rhoney appointed coroner
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:15 am
A retired Niagara County Sheriff's deputy was appointed 3rd District coroner on Tuesday at a short meeting of the Niagara County Legislature.
Shop Niagara: Local spending keeps taxes low
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 04:05 pm
County economic development officials and municipal leaders have a simple message for local shoppers ahead of Black Friday: Spend locally, and you'll see a return on your investment.
Niagara University senior Jennifer Gallo earns PRSA scholarship
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:55 pm
Jennifer Gallo, a senior communication studies major at Niagara University, received the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship from the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark elected to Association of Film Commissioners international board
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
The Association of Film Commissioners International has announced Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark was elected to the organization's board of directors.
PSE to host One Buffalo community blood drive for Unyts Nov. 29
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Pegula Sports and Entertainment will join Unyts to host the One Buffalo community blood drive in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center.
Niagara Law Center's expanded mission means more toys for local kids
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
Last year, the Niagara Law Center combined a unique recipe of holiday party, legal seminar, swearing-in ceremony and toy drive. The goal was to collect as many toys as possible for the children of Niagara County.
Public meeting scheduled for Erie County broadband internet study
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced a public meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Erie County Fire Training Academy to discuss the county's broadband internet study.
Hard Rock gives back
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:10 pm
The Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, USA, will be closed Thursday in order to provide a special Thanksgiving dinner - and gifts - to those served by Community Missions. In total, Hard Rock will serve more than 300 people, providing each guest with a full dinner and items such as bedding, toiletries and/or winter clothing.
Lewiston named 3rd 'Safest Place to Live' in NY
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 10:35 am
Alarm System Reviews recently ranked Lewiston as the third "Safest Place to Live" in the state of New York.
'Paladino Plaza' a go: Village of Lewiston approves project site plan
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 08:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday approved Ellicott Development's site plan, a proposal to build a 4.1-acre, multimillion-dollar mixed-use plaza on the corner of Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Trustee Dan Gibson was the lone dissenting vote.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club donates to Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 04:05 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held its annual Steve Washuta Clam Bake this past summer and raised $5,000 for the Steve Washuta Cardiac Center at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
American Medical Response offers safety precautions to avoid winter-related accidents, injuries
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:45 pm
As the first significant snowfall of the season appears in Western New York, American Medical Response reminds residents that traffic accidents, recreational injuries, slip-and-falls and shoveling-related heart attacks pose increased risks.
Operation Homefront & Buffalo Dollar Tree stores launch holiday toy drive collection for military children
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:45 pm
With repeated and extended deployments and frequent relocations, the families of many junior enlisted service members and wounded warriors face financial hardships and must forgo spending money on gifts.
AAA: Don't let an animal damage your day
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:20 pm
Tragically, cars strike many animals each year. Although the injuries are not always fatal, animals can put a serious dent in your vehicle, if not destroy it completely.
AAA: Gas prices drop leaves motorists feeling thankful
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:15 pm
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.14 per gallon, down 3 cents from last week. The New York State average is $2.37 per gallon, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.33.
Navigate ice & snow with AAA winter driving advice
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:15 pm
24 percent of weather-related crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy roads. AAA Western and Central New York wants to prepare drivers with winter driving tips to keep everyone safe on the road during this storm.
Fort Niagara's 'Castle by Candlelight' full of holiday spirit, hands-on history
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:10 pm
The French phrase "feu de joie" will roll off tongues and linger in memories after Old Fort Niagara's "Castle by Candlelight" (set for 6:30-8:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10), where visitors will welcome the holiday season in the spirit of the 1700s.
New OB/GYN center to host Tuesday open house
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial's suburban outpatient women's center has a new home - and is all set to show it off.
Locally owned pet supply store opens in Niagara Falls
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 07:00 am
The Pet Stuff Store, Niagara Falls' only locally owned pet supply store, is now open for business. 
Owner Marcia Massaro began creating this business when she retired after 20 years from her job as a public housing manager. Massaro said she wanted to follow her passion for pets, and open her own pet store to provide for them.
Grand Island Fire Co. hosts live burn exercise
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a vacant structure owned by Steve Giddings was made available to the Grand Island Fire Company for a live burn drill on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Enhanced illumination project to showcase Niagara Falls in a new light
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Construction is nearly complete on the Niagara Falls Illumination Board's new LED lighting project, which will brighten up the falls more than ever before.
Town of Lewiston adopts 2017 budget
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
"We are trying to figure out what the problems are and what the solutions can be. Our desire is to do things the right way."
'Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go'
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 08:15 pm
Whether your best accessory this holiday season is a new significant other at your holiday get-togethers, or it's another year with your spouse trying to fulfill multiple obligations, navigating the holiday party schedule can be stressful.
Pints for Progress making a difference in Cataract City
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:55 pm
Thursday evening marked yet another successful Niagara Falls Pints for Progress, held at Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center in Niagara Falls.
National joint task force on opioid abuse releases final report
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:05 pm
A joint task force convened by the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities - of which Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz is a member - released its final report, "A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis." It contains recommendations for leaders at all governmental levels to collaborate in fighting opioid abuse.
Pillows for Their Head drive underway
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
After several successful charity drives for the Response to Love Center at St. Adalbert's on Buffalo's East Side, an Island couple is organizing one more: a pillow drive for the poor.
Thanksgiving dinner for veterans in need
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:20 pm
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to homeless veterans and other needy veterans and their families on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Pappas recognizes Unyts, promotes community call to action
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:55 pm
Unyts Relationship Development Manager Karen Sorrentino was presented a proclamation at North Tonawanda's Nov. 1 Common Council meeting.
Elderwood at Wheatfield welcomes new executive director
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:55 pm
Shannon Cayea has been named executive director of Elderwood at Wheatfield. The senior living campus consists of a nursing and assisted living community at 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., and an independent living apartment and patio home community at 100 Crestwood Court.
Niagara County Central Rotary, NCCC Rotaract clean up Route 31
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:50 pm
Members of the Niagara County Central Rotary and the Niagara County Community College Rotaract Club (sponsored by the Niagara County Central Rotary) recently came together to clean up the roadside of state Route 31 from Townline Road to Shawnee Road.
North Tonawanda Common Council OKs '17 budget
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:50 pm
North Tonawanda has officially adopted its 2017 budget. In a special session before Tuesday's regular meeting at City Hall, the Common Council unanimously approved the $36,424,619 general fund budget.
Robert and Lynda Engel make $500,000 gift to Levesque Scholarship
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 02:30 pm
A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University.