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Community Missions: Auto service business makes holidays brighter for needy
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
There will be extra toys for kids and food for families seeking assistance at Community Missions this Christmas if Town of Niagara businessman Mike Nash and his family have anything to say about it.
NCCC to offer additional courses on WWII in spring
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
During the spring 2015 semester, students at Niagara County Community College will have an opportunity to take as many as 13 credits of courses examining World War II.
2015 illumination schedule released; Mark Thomas selected chair of Niagara Falls Illumination Board
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:40 pm
At the most recent Niagara Falls Illumination Board meeting, members selected Mark Thomas as their newest chair.
Schneiderman comments on fast food strikes in New York and nationwide
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the fast food worker strikes taking place today in at least 190 cities across the country:
Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on Higgins' FANS Act
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing today to examine the Furthering Access and Networks for Sports (FANS) Act introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and in the Senate by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and John McCain.
Niagara Catholic feeds families
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's Campus Ministry Department collected food throughout the month of November.
German-American Christmas celebration
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
The Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY will celebrate Christmas with a program at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6168 Walmore Road in Wheatfield.
Grand Island Town Board: 2015 budget passed
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board passed a 2015 town budget at its Nov. 17 meeting that includes tax increases in the general fund and fire protection budget and raises for elected officials.
The Cellular Connection running food drive
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., has announced that 300 of its stores will donate and volunteer at local food banks through its "Stop the Hunger" initiative this holiday season in a joint effort with its customers.
Heart of Niagara's adoptable dogs at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, Oh My Dog Grooming this weekend
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present this weekend during the Lewiston Christmas Walk festivities.
AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge winners announced
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.
Ceretto announces new district office location
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced his district office has moved to 800 Main St., Suite 2C, in Niagara Falls.
Discussion on Buffalo's 'renaissance' coming to Niagara University
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
How real is the Buffalo "renaissance?"
Higgins announces $45,000 USDA grant for project aimed at expanding farm-to-school program at Buffalo Public Schools
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Public Schools will receive a $45,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Light up the holidays without lighting up your electric bill
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 07:00 am
The holiday season will soon be ablaze with lights and festive displays of all shapes and sizes. As you contemplate just how many lights to put up this year, National Grid wants you to know you can do so without adding dramatically to your energy bill.
Schneiderman announces resources to aid homeowners and consumers impacted by Buffalo-area snowstorm
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today met with local leaders in Buffalo and announced he is making a network of housing counselors and legal services providers available to help area residents resolve issues with insurance companies and mortgage providers following extensive home damage from record snowfall.
To raise funds for mission to Haiti, UB medical students hold silent auction
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
A woman who was hemorrhaging three weeks after a stillbirth was taken to a hospital to be treated. Another woman with advanced lymphoma was admitted to the hospital and treated for the first time. A teenage boy's first physical exam revealed a life-threatening heart murmur.
New York State Parks sets agency 'Cyber Monday' record with $2 million in sales
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced its two-day "Cyber Monday" promotion sold more than 15,000 three-year Empire Passports and generated more than $2 million.
Higgins announces House passage of ABLE Act
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced today the House of Representatives approval of H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act). This legislation creates tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. Higgins cosponsored the legislation.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue presents 3rd annual 'Heart To Heart Fundraiser' 'A Taste of The Niagara Region'
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:55 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's third annual Heart to Heart fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Toys for Tots aims to make spirits bright around Erie County
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
For the third year in a row, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's "Toys for Tots" campaign has found a holiday home with employees in Erie County office buildings and visitors to this year's "Santaland." It will accept donations of new, unwrapped toys at both locations.
Poloncarz statement on passage of 2015 Erie County budget
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
On Tuesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement following the Erie County Legislature's unanimous approval of an amended 2015 Erie County budget:
Give the gift of 'Opportunity'
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
Give the gift of "Opportunity" this year. The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is offering a unique holiday present. For the cost of a $30 ticket, participate in a game with 365 chances to win more than $20,000 in prizes while supporting people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Niagara County.
A decade of diamonds: Fallsview Casino Resort Hotel awarded CAA/AAA Four Diamond award 10 years running
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:45 am
For the 10th consecutive year, Fallsview Casino's luxury 374-room hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been granted the coveted Four Diamond honor from CAA/AAA.
New York Power Authority gears up for free holiday events
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Holiday fun is already underway at the Power Vista, the New York Power Authority's admission-free visitors center at the Niagara Power Project.
Higgins: $107,500 in grants for Western New York art community
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins today announced the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded $107,500 in federal grants to the Western New York art community. These grants support artistic excellence, creativity and innovation among local artists.
Dunkin' Donuts launches partnership with Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots in Western New York
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Dunkin' Donuts today announced its partnership with one of America's most iconic holiday toy collection drives through a third-year initiative with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in Western New York.
Niagara Catholic blood drive saves lives
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School brought in Unyts' community blood service unit Nov. 6. Student organization, TAG, or "transplant awareness group," sponsored the blood drive.
Law enforcement donates $2,000 to fight domestic violence
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
October was Domestic Violence Awareness month. On Oct. 26, the Niagara County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association held its third annual 5K run and "Kids Fun Run" to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence.
BBB and local charities work together to support #GivingTuesday
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 01:45 pm
Better Business Bureau Foundation of Upstate New York is working with local charities in support of #GivingTuesday.
Shop with trust 'Cyber Monday' using BBB's 10 tips for safe online shopping
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 07:00 am
With many shoppers skipping the malls and turning to the Internet for holiday gifts, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is offering 10 tips for safe online shopping on "Cyber Monday" and throughout the season.
'All About Autism' workshop set for Dec. 13
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 07:00 am
Do you have a child or loved one with an autism spectrum disorder and would like to learn more about related community resources and support?
Better Buffalo Fund application deadline extended
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Better Buffalo Fund application deadline has been extended to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 due to the unprecedented weather impact on the Buffalo area.
Community Missions to participate in #GivingTuesday
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 07:00 am
Community Missions has once again joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of more than 18,000 partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals - to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Giving back
Sat, Nov 29th 2014 12:15 pm
On Thanksgiving morning, St. Peter R.C. parishioners helped local food pantries by donating nonperishable food items, which were presented as the offering during Mass.
Sabres to sell 'Tyler's Toques' to benefit Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Sat, Nov 29th 2014 12:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team is selling a limited number of winter hats, known as "Tyler's Toques," to benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. The Tyler Myers-themed toques also come with a Myers autographed player card and pin, as well as a one-year membership to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
Village of Lewiston, Paladino working toward plaza compromise
Sat, Nov 29th 2014 07:15 am
Reconfiguring a potential fast food restaurant might be the key to a new plaza on Center and North Eighth streets in the Village of Lewiston.
Hilbert donates 50 BPO tickets to first responders following storm
Fri, Nov 28th 2014 07:00 am
The spirit of the season will be celebrated with festive Christmas favorites at a special holiday pops concert performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Hilbert College's William E. Swan Auditorium.
Aquarium of Niagara 'Cruzes' into holiday season
Fri, Nov 28th 2014 07:00 am
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Aquarium of Niagara is getting ready to celebrate with a series of events, specials and donation drives.
Family ornament workshop at Carrousel Museum
Fri, Nov 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum hosts an ornament workshop to demonstrate how to make a variety of holiday ornaments for all skill levels.