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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
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.

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