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'Tidings of Joy' Christmas Project underway at local libraries
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:45 am
For more than 20 years, the Youth Services (REACH) division of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. has coordinated with Niagara County libraries to put on the "Tidings of Joy" Christmas Project. The program provides Christmas gifts for youth involved with the mission, allowing members of the community to purchase gifts for the youth.
Health System Services donates to Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:45 am
The staff of Health System Services and their friends "adopted" 14 families and collected clothes, toys and personal items that were given to the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center.
Oishei Foundation gives award to support St. Bonaventure/Hilbert study
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:45 am
The John R. Oishei Foundation has awarded St. Bonaventure University and Hilbert College $250,000 to support the two schools' efforts to create a strategic alliance.
New York's Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $400 million for Friday
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:35 am
The New York Lottery has announced the jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has been increased to $400,000,000. The $56,000,000 jump from Tuesday's advertised jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
ECC students, employees rally together for annual holiday drive
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:35 am
The holiday season is a time for communities to come together, celebrate and cherish their good fortune. For Erie Community College's community, it's a time to lift up fellow students - those pursuing a better future one class at a time.
Seneca Niagara Casino celebrates grand opening of major sections of $26 million transformation
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:20 pm
An unmatched casino entertainment experience awaits visitors to the area's premier gaming and entertainment resort, as officials from Seneca Gaming Corp. took the wraps off large glittering sections of completed upgrades to the main gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. The upgrades are part of a $26 million transformation announced by the corporation earlier this year.
Adam Mair agrees to join HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:10 pm
HARBORCENTER VP and Director of the Academy of Hockey Kevyn Adams announced today that Adam Mair has agreed to join the HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey staff as a coach.
Engineers zap bridges with electricity to test for corrosion
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:05 pm
Rust is a civil engineer's nightmare.
'One year that will change your life': 29 regional leaders graduate from Leadership Niagara
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Leadership Niagara will recognize 29 regional leaders for successful completion of the organization's 12-month leadership development program during a graduation ceremony Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Mezzanine Room.
Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo plan Christmas Masses
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
A tradition dating back to the 1980s, the celebration of special Christmas Masses will continue at four Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 5:30 p.m.
Cuomo congratulates 180 State Police graduates
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo congratulated 180 new members of the State Police at the 200th session graduation ceremony from the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy.
Schneiderman commends Cuomo, Lawsky for issuing new regulations to help New York homeowners avoid foreclosure
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman praised Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Benjamin M. Lawsky, superintendent of the department of financial services, this week for issuing new regulations permitting "shared appreciation" mortgage modifications in New York. Under a shared appreciation modification, a bank or mortgage servicer agrees to reduce the outstanding principal balance on a borrower's mortgage in exchange for a share of any future increase in the value of the home. For borrowers who are underwater on their mortgage, owing more than their home is worth, shared appreciation modifications can significantly improve their chances of avoiding foreclosure.
Buffalo Zoo participates in toad conservation efforts
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo sent hundreds of endangered Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles to Puerto Rico in November as part of a major conservation effort. The tadpoles were later released into sites in southern Puerto Rico, where they will help repopulate the wild population there.
Schneiderman requests information from leading wireless carriers on decision to reject anti-theft technology
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent letters to the CEOs of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, United States Cellular Corp. and Sprint seeking information regarding their decision to prohibit Samsung from pre-loading an opt-out "kill switch" application on approved smartphones. This default feature would enable legitimate smartphone users to "brick" their stolen phones remotely and render them permanently inoperable when they fall into the wrong hands.
Naughty or nice? 5 tips to help your dog mind his manners at holiday gatherings
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 07:00 am
The holidays are a time for treasured family gathering. For pet parents, this includes those members with four legs and fur. While you might be thrilled with the idea of decking the halls with family, friends and Fido this year, Fido may not be so enthusiastic.
Artpark to welcome The Kingston Trio and Glenn Miller Orchestra
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 04:55 pm
Artpark has announced The Kingston Trio and Glenn Miller Orchestra are set to perform at the Mainstage Theater in the summer of 2014.
Stella Niagara students collect returnable bottles to fund clean water project
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:30 pm
Students at Stella Niagara Education Park spent weeks collecting returnable plastic bottles in order to raise $300 to provide clean water for people in a developing nation. Through Heifer International, SNEP is donating the funds to purchase a treadle pump that will help to irrigate fields.
LA Fitness to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony at grand opening
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:25 pm
LA Fitness will host a grand opening for its newest location in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join LA Fitness staff at 6610 Niagara Falls Blvd., at 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce.
Unraveling how H. influenzae thrives in COPD patients
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:25 pm
It can be almost painful to watch individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease breathe. When they're not coughing, they're fighting for every breath.
Lewiston Dance Center participates in Village of Lewiston Christmas tree lighting
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Dance Center dance team and a group of younger students from the dance school kicked off holiday festivities in the Village of Lewiston at the Christmas tree lighting in Hennepin Park.
'A Christmas Carol' at Ghostlight Theatre
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:20 pm
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" continues at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, at 7 p.m. Dec. 12; 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 14; and 2 p.m. Dec. 15.
BBB warning: Don't be duped by phony websites pretending to be Overstock
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:15 pm
In the past year, Better Business Bureau has shut down more than 100 fraudulent websites that illegally stole the famous BBB logo and implied they are legitimate sites. A noticeable trend recently is websites that include the word "overstock" in the domain name, hoping to fool consumers into thinking they are shopping with is a highly visible online retailer, and major retailers have had their names used for similar scams. BBB is warning consumers to be careful and look for the real domain when it comes to major retail sites.

'A life like no other,' UB law school dean says of Mandela
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:15 pm
"Nelson Mandela, the last of the modern political greats, lived a life like no other." So says a fellow champion of human rights in Africa, University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua.
DEC seeking landowners to assist with wild turkey research
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:15 pm
Under Gov. Cuomo's "NY Open for Hunting and Fishing" initiative, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens has announced the kickoff of the second year of a research project on wild turkey survival to help improve the management of this popular game bird.
Buffalo Sabres hosting winter clothing drive
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team is hosting a winter clothing drive at four home games during the month of December.
Father Maher spends 13 days in Asia, eyes expansion of Niagara University's global presence
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 11:00 am
When the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was appointed as the 26th president of Niagara University, he made it an immediate priority to establish a worldwide presence for the Catholic and Vincentian institution.

His escalating frequent flyer miles indicate he is a man of action.

Mega Millions Jackpot jumps to $344 million for Tuesday
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 11:00 am
The New York Lottery has announced the jackpot for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing has been increased to $344,000,000. The $47,000,000 jump from Friday's advertised jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Ceretto to hold mobile office hours in Grand Island once a month starting Dec. 18
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 11:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has announced that, once a month starting Dec. 18, he will open a satellite office on Grand Island. Hours will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road. Island constituents are encouraged to come meet with Ceretto and discuss issues of importance to them and their community.
New York farmers donate more than eight million pounds of food to regional food banks
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 11:00 am
New York Farm Bureau members, along with the Feeding America NYS Food Banks, are once again showcasing their partnership. The giving nature of the state agricultural community is demonstrated with this year's total of almost 8.4 million pounds of food donated by New York Farm Bureau members.
Video: Santa Claus is coming to town ... by helicopter
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 03:10 pm
Santa Claus made a special pre-Christmas visit to the Village of Lewiston Saturday as part of the annual Christmas Walk. St. Nick arrived by helicopter to greet children and families. Click the link for video highlights.
Buffalo Zoo: 'Zooper Saturday' featuring snow leopards and river otters
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., will hold a "Zooper Saturday" event this Saturday, Dec. 7, featuring snow leopards and river otters.
Helping lung cancer patients beat insomnia
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 07:00 am
It is estimated that anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of persons diagnosed with lung cancer experience severe insomnia that may persist for an average of eight years after the initial diagnosis.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue hosts December volunteer meeting
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold its monthly volunteer meeting this Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. The meeting is a holiday gathering and the main discussion topic will be the upcoming second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event set for February 2014.
Youngstown's Christmas in the Village a daylong holiday experience
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, Dec. 14, holiday celebrations move down river to Youngstown with Christmas in the Village.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink now open
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink welcomed each of its sponsors to a grand opening preview to cut the ribbon and open another season of skating at Academy Park.
Recycling for the holidays
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 07:00 am
Is a new electronic device on your holiday wish list? If it is and your wishes come true, don't forget to recycle your old one. For environmental preservation, "reuse" is always the best choice, but if your old phone, music player, game, TV or other electronic device cannot be passed on to someone else, take it to an electronics recycling collection site or event.
Christmas season in Lewiston
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 10:15 pm
The holidays are here, and the festivities have begun in the Village of Lewiston. Christmas lights are shining along Center Street, the Lewiston Family Ice Rink is open, and, on Friday, the Hennepin Park Gazebo Christmas tree was lit.
Sculpting the future at the NACC
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 09:40 pm
Located at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, the former Niagara Falls High School is now home to the 180,000-square-foot Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. Commonly referred to as the "NACC" by locals and enthusiasts who support its grassroots efforts, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has come to mean much more for the community than a building saved from demolition in 2000.
DiNapoli to audit hate crime reporting in New York
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 09:15 pm
The office of the state comptroller is auditing the Division of Criminal Justice Services' oversight and management of hate crime reporting across the state, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.
'Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed The World,' a special edition of '20/20'
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 09:15 pm
"20/20" celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela in a special edition of "20/20": "Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed The World."

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