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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 overstock.com.

Overstock.com 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."
Niagara Falls State Park restoration plans to be displayed
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 09:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host an open house to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about plans to redesign Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park.
New York's Mega Millions jackpot grows to $297 million
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 09:10 pm
The jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing now stands at $297 million, a $40 million increase over Tuesday's advertised jackpot of $257 million. The jackpot increase reflects very strong sales across all 44 participating states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Holidays shine bright at Power Vista
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual admission-free holiday events featuring the Festival of Trees through Jan. 4, 2014, and the annual "Deck the Halls" event, featuring photos with Santa, on Dec. 7, at the Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
GNBC presents annual holiday family-favorite 'The Nutcracker'
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 06:45 pm
A longstanding local tradition continues this holiday season as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker." The show is on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.
Deborah and Rocco Surace to co-chair Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 22nd annual Diamond Ball
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 06:20 pm
The Western & Central New York Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announced Deborah and Rocco Surace will serve as co-chairs for the society's 22nd annual Diamond Ball at Samuel's Grande Manor.
Congressman Collins' TRANSFER Act passes House committee vote
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 06:20 pm
Congressman Chris Collins' legislation to help scientists commercialize their ideas passed through the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology today. The TRANSFER Act of 2013, which passed with bipartisan support and has the backing of local and national research universities, will now go to the House Committee on Small Business for approval.
Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on passing of Nelson Mandela
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 06:20 pm
The following statement can be attributed to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman in response to the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
NYS awards $795,000 to Niagara Falls Memorial for groundbreaking outpatient mental health program
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 06:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded $795,000 in state funding for its new Wellness Connection Place, a groundbreaking coordinated care program for adult mental health patients.

The three-year award, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is one of just 37 statewide and the only one designated for a Western New York hospital in the second phase of the competitive Vital Access/Safety Net Provider Program.

Memorial is in the process of renovating its outpatient adult mental health center to establish a one-stop, multi-service center called the Wellness Connection Center.

Dunkin' Donuts renews partnership with Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program in Western New York
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 06:00 pm
Dunkin' Donuts will show its support for one of America's most iconic holiday toy collection drives this holiday season through a second-year partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program in Western New York.
VNA of WNY ranked among top 5 percent nationally
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:45 pm
For the second straight year, the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York has been ranked in the top 5 percent of home health agencies in the U.S. The VNA was named to the Top 500 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.
Town of Niagara children celebrating
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:45 pm
Come celebrate the holidays at the Town of Niagara Community Center where a Christmas party for youth in the community will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14.
West St. K-Kids compose letters to military personnel
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:45 pm
The 2013 K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids) of West Street Elementary School recently opened the first assembly at their school. As each member introduced themselves on stage they articulated the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," a book by Stephen R. Covey, a leadership/ take responsibility outline.
Rent to a Vet seminar aimed at landlords
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:45 pm
VA Western New York Healthcare System, in partnership with Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York Inc. and Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, will present a landlord seminar, "Rent to a Vet" on Monday, Dec. 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Leonard Post VFW, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.
Higgins advocates for permanent extension of new markets tax credit program
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke before the House of Representatives to support the new markets tax credit program and call for a permanent extension in advance of its expiration on Dec. 31 of this year.
Six Niagara University ROTC cadets rank in top 20 percent of nation
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 12:55 pm
Six Niagara University students are among the top 20 percent of the 5,479 ROTC cadets nationwide that were ranked via the U.S. Army Cadet Command's cadet accessions and branching board.
First Niagara Bank presents annual downtown Christmas tree-lighting celebration
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:30 am
On Saturday, Dec. 7, First Niagara Bank will present the "2013 Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration." This annual event marks the official opening of the free ice-skating season in downtown Buffalo. It is held at Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza (Main at Chippewa streets).
St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital to hold annual holiday bazaar Dec. 6
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:25 am
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its annual holiday bazaar Friday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital's south (main) lobby.
Niagara Hospice gives thanks to Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:25 am
A record number of runners in The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon traveled safely through Lewiston thanks, in part, to Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1. Paul Beatty, race chairman of The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K, recently recognized the fire company with a thank you plaque.
Niagara Hospice and Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center collaborate
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:25 am
Niagara Hospice and Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center have announced a new collaboration that will provide a dedicated hospice unit in eastern Niagara County
 


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