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New York Power Authority fishing piers to close for winter
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:20 am
The public-access fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, the main generating facility at the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will close for the winter season Monday, Dec. 9. Weather permitting, it will still be open this weekend, Dec. 7-8.
Grisanti signs on as co-sponsor of Knockout Game Deterrent Act
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:20 am
New York State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-I-60, announced Tuesday he will co-sponsor legislation in the Senate that would be the first in the nation to protect innocent bystanders from being sucker-punched and assaulted by gangs, who in many cases are juveniles.
Host family needed at Niagara Catholic
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:15 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking a host family for a foreign exchange student from Vietnam.
Sabres, AT&T encourage students never to text while driving
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:15 am
AT&T is teaming up with the Buffalo Sabres to offer Western New York high school students the chance to win the Sabres experience of a lifetime - and save lives, too.
Stay safe while you shop this holiday season
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:10 am
Between the ubiquity of identity theft and the unfortunate occurrences of robberies and assaults, shoppers should take extra care to mind their personal and financial safety around the holidays - a time of increased spending.
Higgins to host information session for Niagara Falls businesses
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and the Niagara Procurement Technical Assistance Center, in conjunction with Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, are presenting a free informational session for Niagara Falls businesses interested in learning more about contracting with the government.
Ceretto backs plan to transform vacant school into new housing for families and veterans
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:10 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is backing a $26 million rehabilitation plan to transform the former South Junior High School into 62 housing units in the heart of Niagara Falls. Under the plan, the building will accommodate 52 income-producing residential units for local, working families.
Niagara Falls Memorial announces NY State of Health site schedule for December
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:10 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced its December schedule for 10 Niagara County service sites it operates in support of NY State of Health, the official health plan marketplace designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage.
Families partner with government to address housing and service crisis
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:05 am
Family members of individuals with disabilities and their respective legislative representatives will meet to continue their dialogue in seeking safe, appropriate solutions to the crisis facing people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Niagara Hospice presents program 'Grief Never Takes a Holiday'
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:05 am
Niagara Hospice will present a program on dealing with grief during the holiday season. The free event will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Otto Redanz Funeral Home, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Holidays with HAL
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 04:20 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston celebrated the holiday season Monday with a festive gathering at Water Street Landing.
The Spicey Pickle: Mexican restaurant coming to Village of Lewiston
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 04:05 pm
Aaron Rotella is opening The Spicey Pickle in Lewiston a little later this winter.
Milk, cookies, songs ... oh my! Doodle Bugs! hosts holiday event
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:15 am
The holidays are just not complete without sweet treats and caroling. To celebrate this festive time of year, Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers are hosting a "Milk & Cookies featuring a Holiday Sing-Along" event Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.
Buffalo Stars host annual food drive
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:15 am
The Buffalo Stars month-long food drive for the benefit of the Food Bank of WNY is now underway. If you see a Buffalo Stars Player in your neighborhood, he or she is collecting nonperishable food items, which will be donated.
Castellani Andriaccio Guitar Duo brightens spirits at Roswell Park
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:15 am
Buffalo's internationally acclaimed Castellani Andriaccio Guitar Duo is presenting a free performance at noon today in the Roswell Park Cancer Institute lobby, Carlton Street at Elm Street, Buffalo.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity hosts graham cracker workshop/dollhouse raffle
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:10 am
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual graham cracker house fundraiser at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
St. Peter School gives back at Thanksgiving
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:10 am
St. Peter R.C. School spent a morning creating cards for servicemen and servicewomen, and wreaths for the residents at Our Lady of Peace nursing home.
Aquarium of Niagara: Deck the eco-friendly halls
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:10 am
Join the Aquarium of Niagara in bringing creative conservation into the holiday season. The Aquarium of Niagara is holding its first ever ornament contest.
It's official: Tops Friendly Markets returns to local ownership
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:10 am
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced today the previously announced acquisition of Tops Holding II by a group of senior managers led by Tops president and CEO Frank Curci, closed Dec. 1.

During the past six years under Curci's leadership, Tops has more than doubled its number of stores, added new jobs and expanded is geographic reach into eastern and northern New York, Vermont and northern Pennsylvania.

BBB says click with caution on 'Cyber Monday'
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 10:20 am
While some holiday shoppers skipped the malls on "Black Friday," e-tailers are expecting a record breaking "Cyber Monday" today. Leading consumer behavior analyst Nielsen estimates 46 percent of consumers plan to shop from home, prompting Better Business Bureau to caution consumers about the unique dangers of online shopping.

"Shopping online can be fast and convenient, but the anonymity of the Internet often makes it difficult to discern between what's real and what's bogus," said Warren Clark, BBB president serving upstate New York.

'Flames Across Niagara' ignites events in Buffalo, Fort Erie, Niagara-On-The-Lake
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 07:00 am
Fort Erie, Buffalo and Niagara-on-the-Lake will be ablaze with activities on Dec. 7, as the three towns will commemorate the treacherous burnings that took place in December of 1813 as an attack during the War of 1812-14.
Energize your festivities at New York Power Authority's annual holiday events
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual admission-free holiday events featuring the Festival of Trees from Dec. 1 to Jan. 4, and its annual "Deck the Halls" event, featuring photos with Santa, Dec. 7 at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
'Great Contraption Race' to benefit It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 07:00 am
Living in northern Niagara County, one of neatest attributes seen in area residents is their ability to get creative.
Lewiston Town Board addresses Legacy Drive
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 07:00 am
With the November elections now history and changes in the town looming for January, the Lewiston Town Board held a "nuts and bolts" type meeting Monday to address old business, ongoing drainage problems and set the stage for cooperation under a new Dennis Brochey administration.
Niagara Falls' Target to support Community Missions on #GivingTuesday
Fri, Nov 29th 2013 11:20 am
When considering the busiest times of the year for any department store, the days leading up to, and directly following "Black Friday" are certainly at the top of the list. That makes the initiative of employees from the Niagara Falls Target store even more impressive.
Holiday-themed community open house comes to Niagara University Dec. 6
Fri, Nov 29th 2013 07:00 am
Santa Claus, meet Monte the Eagle.

Jolly Old St. Nick is coming to Monteagle Ridge on Friday, Dec. 6 - St. Nicholas Day, no less - for a holiday-themed community open house.

Roswell Park campus to glow with hope Friday, Dec. 6
Fri, Nov 29th 2013 07:00 am
Roswell Park Cancer Institute's annual Tree of Hope lighting ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Kaminski Park and Gardens on the RPCI campus.
BPO for the holidays
Fri, Nov 29th 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra brings all of the sounds of the season to Western New Yorkers.
Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown will mark bicentennial of British attack
Fri, Nov 29th 2013 07:00 am
On the cold, snowy morning of Dec. 19, 1813, Fort Niagara and the tiny settlement of Youngstown received a visit from some unwelcome guests: 562 British soldiers and Native allies bent on capturing the fort and revenging the destruction of Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) that had occurred just nine days prior.
Thankfulness begins with you
Thu, Nov 28th 2013 07:00 am
There is a story about Spanish King Alfonso XIX who, upon learning individuals in his court failed to give thanks before their meals, decided to teach them a lesson.
Family tradition: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 11:25 pm
The nation's most beloved spectacle, the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returns for the 87th year of magic Thursday, Nov. 28 (9 a.m.-noon), throughout the country on NBC.
NFP publisher named to state press board
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 10:20 pm
Skip Mazenauer, publisher and CEO of Niagara Frontier Publications, which prints the Lewiston-Porter Sentinel, Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune, Island Dispatch and Grand Island PennySaver, has been named a director at large for the New York Press Association board of directors.
Growing up giving
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 10:00 pm
The Stoddards of Wheatfield are a giving family.
Higgins presents Silver Star to family of Richard Blasinski exactly 63 years after his brave actions
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:40 pm
On Nov. 27, 1950, during the Korean War, Corporal Richard J. Blasinski saved many lives. He was awarded the Silver Star, but was never formally recognized before his passing in 1991.
Niagara USA Chamber issues 'clarification' to letter of opposition
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 01:45 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
Drive responsibly this holiday season
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:00 am
State and local law enforcement agencies will be out in force, utilizing sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to deter drunk driving during the week of Thanksgiving.
State Parks, DEC announce 'Cyber Monday' shopping special
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the state Department of Environmental Conservation are offering a bonus, $25 camping gift card to all persons who book a two-night minimum stay online on "Cyber Monday," Dec. 2.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert on holiday shopping season for consumers, seasonal workers
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:00 am
This week will mark the beginning of the holiday shopping season, beginning with "Black Friday," one of the busiest shopping days of the year because of large discounts offered by many retailers. Last year, consumers spent almost $60 billion during the Thanksgiving weekend alone.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue applies for 'Holiday Wishes' grant from 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' Petco
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has applied for a grant offered by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and her natural pet food company, Halo; Purely for Pets; and the Petco Foundation.
Navigate 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' with BBB
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:00 am
"Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday," the Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving, are the most popular holiday shopping days of the year. Whether heading to the local malls or shopping online to avoid the large crowds, BBB of Upstate New York warns buyers to be aware of scammers and hackers.

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