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New year brings volunteer opportunities at Niagara Hospice
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 01:35 pm
If one of your new year's resolutions is to help improve the life of another or to do more good, Niagara Hospice has a volunteer position for you. Niagara Hospice will hold a new volunteer training from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Higgins presents family of Army veteran Norman Blatner with Bronze Star and rare POW Medal
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 01:35 pm
United States Army Corp. Norman T. Blatner was captured during the Battle of Hurtgen Forest and held as a prisoner of war during World War II.
Memorial employees bring Christmas to area children
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 09:30 am
Donations by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center employees ensured 25 area families served by its Community Health Worker Program had Christmas presents under the tree this year.
Local boy raises funds for S.E.R.V. Niagara
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 09:00 am
Saturday was a big day for 8-year-old Kyle Stoddard. With the help of his mother, Jen, and other family and friends, Kyle successfully held a fundraiser and toy drive for S.E.R.V. Niagara, an organization dedicated to helping veterans.
Town of Wheatfield prepares final draft of Cobblestone declaration
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 09:00 am
Wheatfield's Town Board once again addressed Cobblestone Creek on Monday, at a second session to decide what potential environmental impacts should be studied following the board's positive SEQR declaration.
Niagara County SPCA opens isolation room to treat sick cats
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara County SPCA celebrated a new step in its "no-kill" mission with a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new isolation room Thursday, Dec. 18.
YMCA opens early camp registration
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 09:00 am
Even though the weather outside is frightful, it's never too early to start dreaming of those warm summer days ahead. The Y is already planning for summer 2015, when children can discover new friendships, skill sets, the great outdoors and more.
Lew-Port Turkey Trot raises $1,000 for Hospice
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 08:55 am
You are never too young to start making a difference in your community. That is the lesson Lewiston-Porter students learned this Thanksgiving.
Free chronic disease self-management workshop series in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
Do you have an ongoing health condition? If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or arthritis, join a free chronic disease self-management workshop series.
Niagara County Department of Health, Department for the Aging offer free diabetes self-management workshops
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Department for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County.
ESPN anchors Hannah Storm and John Anderson, Olympian John Saber to host 126th Tournament of Roses Parade New Years Day
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
The 126th Tournament of Roses Parade will air live from Pasadena, California, Thursday, Jan. 1 (11 a.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Peanuts gang rings in new year with Charles Schulz' 'Happy New Year, Charlie Brown'
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
The ABC Television Network and the Peanuts gang will ring in 2015 with the animated Peanuts special, "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown," created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, along with "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown," Monday, Dec. 29 (8 p.m. ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Grand Island Memorial Library Graham Cracker House Program a hit
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
Grand Island Memorial Library held its Graham Cracker House Program, presented by Explore & More, Saturday, Dec. 6, at the library, located at 1715 Bedell Road.
Judges and police hold annual Christmas celebration
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 09:00 am
In keeping with tradition, the Judges and Police Executives Conference of Niagara County held its annual Christmas celebration at the Como Restaurant. The event was well attended by members as food was enjoyed by all.
'First Day Hikes' come to Buffalo Harbor, Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is announces the lineup for the annual "First Day Hikes" to be held Thursday, Jan. 1. The free hikes will be held at the region's newest state park, Buffalo Harbor, as well as Niagara Falls State Park and Fort Niagara State Park.
NU: Maher inks MOU with Meio University
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 06:50 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, was in Okinawa, Japan, Sunday to sign a memorandum of understanding with Meio University.
Lewiston Lions give back to community
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 06:45 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions Club's primary goal is to help those in need, especially those within this community. Its members are dedicated to this goal, and volunteer their time and efforts wherever necessary.
DEC announces revisions to list of species of greatest conservation need
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 06:45 pm
The state Department of Environmental Conservation revised the list of "Species of Greatest Conservation Need," which includes species at risk in New York. DEC developed revisions to the SGCN list in collaboration with numerous species experts and conservation partners.
Mount St. Mary's Child Care celebrates holidays
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 06:00 pm
Students at the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center visited the hospital recently for a ceremony and to sing carols. The Child Care Center is in its 27th year and serves infants to pre-K students.
NCSO seeks robbery suspect
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 06:00 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is currently on the lookout for a male who staged an armed robbery Monday afternoon at the Town of Niagara Tops Market, 4235 Military Road.
Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union donates to local groups
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 03:35 pm
The staff at Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union bought Christmas gifts for children in need through the Child Advocacy Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Christmas music service
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 03:30 pm
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, 6630 Luther St., Wheatfield, will host a service of Christmas music at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes male African lion from Rochester
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 11:30 am
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Tiberius, a juvenile male African Lion.
WBBZ-TV to air 'Yule Log'
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 11:30 am
Bob Koshinski, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, has announced, for the third year in a row, "Your Hometown Television Station" will air a holiday "Yule Log." The festive taping will airs from 8 p.m. Christmas Eve through 6 p.m. Christmas Day.
Grand Island Town Board, GIFC agree to 5-year deal
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:05 am
The Grand Island Town Board approved a five-year contract with the Grand Island Fire Co. for service from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2019.
Grand Island Central School District: Leslie R. Morris Memorial Philanthropic Fund benefits Island school libraries
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Grand Island schools are the beneficiaries of funds, thanks to the Leslie R. Morris Memorial Philanthropic Fund.
'Snowvember': President declares disaster for New York
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 03:45 pm
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of New York to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm and flooding during the period of Nov. 17-26.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 03:45 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst (near Menne Nursery). Adoptable dogs Devers, Simon and Snoopy will be on site from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Holiday spirit at Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 03:45 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center volunteers have been in a giving mood.
Maintaining vascular health is critical for persons with diabetes
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 03:00 pm
Throughout the year, members of the Society of Vascular Surgery encourage people with diabetes or pre-diabetes symptoms to schedule a vascular screening.
St. Stephen School: Religion class lifts spirits of Utah girl
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 12:55 pm
St. Stephen students from Michele Fusco's religion class made Christmas cards for a little 6-year-old girl named Addie from Utah.
Grand Island Moose Lodge 180: Niagara Cerebral Palsy receives donation
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is the beneficiary of money raised by Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 from a fall fundraiser.
Breakfast with Santa at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:30 am
On Saturday, the Aquarium of Niagara hosted its second annual Breakfast with Santa.
Buffalo Philharmonic reunites soldier with family at BlueCross BlueShield 'Holiday Pops' concert
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:05 am
For the Bauman-Moyer family, holidays have long meant togetherness and music at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Erie County parks ready for winter recreation
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:05 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is prepared to offer a full slate of family-friendly winter activities at county parks once measurable snow arrives and dipping temperatures provide the consistent cold and freezing conditions necessary to support winter fun.
New York Air National Guard will help NORAD track Santa Christmas Eve
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:05 am
New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will play a key role Wednesday night as the North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer.
Daemen earns fourth top school distinction from Military Advanced Education
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:05 am
Daemen College has been selected as a top school in the 2015 Military Advanced Education's Guide to Colleges and Universities, making it the fourth time the college has received this national designation.
Castellani Art Museum closed for Niagara University holiday recess
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:05 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public during NU's holiday break, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 24. The museum reopens with regular hours Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Autism Awareness program focuses on resources
Sat, Dec 20th 2014 08:35 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary sponsored a "Rotary Day" Autism Awareness Program last Saturday at Niagara University.
'Cozy Cottage' takes top honors at Tour of Homes
Sat, Dec 20th 2014 08:00 am
Two creative Lewiston residents and a local business won "Best in Show - The People's Choice Award" at the Lewiston Historical Association's annual Tour of Homes, Dec. 6 and 7.