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Fort Niagara's 'Castle by Candlelight' full of holiday spirit, hands-on history
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:10 pm
The French phrase "feu de joie" will roll off tongues and linger in memories after Old Fort Niagara's "Castle by Candlelight" (set for 6:30-8:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10), where visitors will welcome the holiday season in the spirit of the 1700s.
New OB/GYN center to host Tuesday open house
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial's suburban outpatient women's center has a new home - and is all set to show it off.
Locally owned pet supply store opens in Niagara Falls
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 07:00 am
The Pet Stuff Store, Niagara Falls' only locally owned pet supply store, is now open for business. 
Owner Marcia Massaro began creating this business when she retired after 20 years from her job as a public housing manager. Massaro said she wanted to follow her passion for pets, and open her own pet store to provide for them.
Grand Island Fire Co. hosts live burn exercise
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a vacant structure owned by Steve Giddings was made available to the Grand Island Fire Company for a live burn drill on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Enhanced illumination project to showcase Niagara Falls in a new light
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Construction is nearly complete on the Niagara Falls Illumination Board's new LED lighting project, which will brighten up the falls more than ever before.
Town of Lewiston adopts 2017 budget
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
"We are trying to figure out what the problems are and what the solutions can be. Our desire is to do things the right way."
'Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go'
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 08:15 pm
Whether your best accessory this holiday season is a new significant other at your holiday get-togethers, or it's another year with your spouse trying to fulfill multiple obligations, navigating the holiday party schedule can be stressful.
Pints for Progress making a difference in Cataract City
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:55 pm
Thursday evening marked yet another successful Niagara Falls Pints for Progress, held at Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center in Niagara Falls.
National joint task force on opioid abuse releases final report
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:05 pm
A joint task force convened by the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities - of which Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz is a member - released its final report, "A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis." It contains recommendations for leaders at all governmental levels to collaborate in fighting opioid abuse.
Pillows for Their Head drive underway
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
After several successful charity drives for the Response to Love Center at St. Adalbert's on Buffalo's East Side, an Island couple is organizing one more: a pillow drive for the poor.
Thanksgiving dinner for veterans in need
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:20 pm
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to homeless veterans and other needy veterans and their families on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Pappas recognizes Unyts, promotes community call to action
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:55 pm
Unyts Relationship Development Manager Karen Sorrentino was presented a proclamation at North Tonawanda's Nov. 1 Common Council meeting.
Elderwood at Wheatfield welcomes new executive director
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:55 pm
Shannon Cayea has been named executive director of Elderwood at Wheatfield. The senior living campus consists of a nursing and assisted living community at 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., and an independent living apartment and patio home community at 100 Crestwood Court.
Niagara County Central Rotary, NCCC Rotaract clean up Route 31
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:50 pm
Members of the Niagara County Central Rotary and the Niagara County Community College Rotaract Club (sponsored by the Niagara County Central Rotary) recently came together to clean up the roadside of state Route 31 from Townline Road to Shawnee Road.
North Tonawanda Common Council OKs '17 budget
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:50 pm
North Tonawanda has officially adopted its 2017 budget. In a special session before Tuesday's regular meeting at City Hall, the Common Council unanimously approved the $36,424,619 general fund budget.
Robert and Lynda Engel make $500,000 gift to Levesque Scholarship
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 02:30 pm
A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University.
Downtown Julie Brown, Tiffany join Seneca Gaming Corp. officials to open Pulse Arena
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 10:40 am
The ribbon was cut Thursday at the new Pulse Arena, located on the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino gaming floor. Special guests joined celebrity guests Downtown Julie Brown, Tiffany and members of the Buffalo Bills alumni at a kickoff party filled with appetizers, prizes and dancers.
Santa stopping by St. Peter R.C. School for 'Supper With Santa'
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:30 pm
Santa's sleigh will be making a stop in Lewiston on Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Peter R.C. School.
Physician's lecture at Niagara University addresses 'Underserved Medicine'
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:25 pm
The first lecture in a new Niagara University series on health care took place Nov. 3 in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. The presentation by well-known physician Dr. David Holmes, titled "Underserved Medicine: Globally and Locally," kicked off a series that's sponsored by the Dr. John J. Hughes, '67 Endowment.
Lewiston Odd Fellows to collect Christmas donations
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:20 pm
From noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), will collect items for the needy at the Lewiston Christmas Walk. Members seek new or gently used hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and socks. Cans of soup with pull tops will also gratefully be accepted.
Erie County DPW Commissioner Loffredo announces retirement
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:10 pm
Erie County Department of Public Works Commissioner John Loffredo has announced his intention to retire at the end of January 2017, bringing to a close his five-year tenure as commissioner under the Poloncarz administration.
Jessica Visser named vice president of patient care services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:10 pm
Jessica Visser, R.N., was named vice president of patient care services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. MSM President and CEO Gary C. Tucker, FACHE, made the announcement.
Report: More than 40 percent of Erie County households struggle to afford basic necessities
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:00 pm
Forty-one percent of households in Erie County struggle to afford basic household necessities, including 26 percent who live above the federal poverty line and whose members are working, according to a report released by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
Buffalo Sabres hire Kaleta as youth hockey ambassador
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced Patrick Kaleta has been hired to serve as the team's youth hockey ambassador. In this role, Kaleta will implement and manage the Buffalo Sabres' Learn to Play program.
Empire State Development: Tonawanda taxpayers will receive relief following power plant closures
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:00 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced taxpayers in Tonawanda will receive assistance as part of the electric generation facility cessation mitigation program, which was enacted as part of the 2016-17 state budget.
Holiday festival set to begin
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 03:10 pm
2016 marks the 12th year for what has become a time-honored holiday tradition in Western New York. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg will flip the switch on more than 1 million twinkling lights on a newly expanded drive through route at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.
'Vaticanologist' John Allen addresses popularity & philosophy of Pope Francis during NU talk
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 03:05 pm
Nearly 300 students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members assembled in the Castellani Art Museum's main gallery to listen to a candid, unscripted presentation by "Vaticanologist" John L. Allen Jr.
Editorial: Antibiotic resistance, superbugs pose serious threat to health
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:30 pm
We are living through exciting times of modern medicine where we can get treatment for many diseases, which were considered incurable in the past.
Solving how harmless bacteria become an unwelcome guest
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:30 pm
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $239,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study what happens when seemingly harmless bacteria overstay their welcome.
PHOTOS: Ribbon cut on Niagara Community Center
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 12:20 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, Niagara University and the Niagara Police Athletic League held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday to officially open The Niagara Community Center. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster delivered a proclamation commemorating the event, and lauding the venue's benefits to the Cataract City.
DEC recognizes 8 New York businesses and organizations as innovation and sustainability leaders
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recognized eight organizations for state-of-the-art programs and commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability at the 13th annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards, held at Union College's Park Hall.
Buffalo Sabres' Zach Bogosian announces 'Casino for a Cause'
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian announced plans for "Casino for a Cause," which is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo.
Higgins announces over $245,000 federal award for Launch NY
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced a federal grant totaling $245,460 for Launch NY through the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The award was funded through the EDA's Seed Fund Support Program, which is aimed at filling the gaps in early-stage capital for startup companies.
Chris Collins to serve as congressional liaison to President-elect Trump's transition team
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, released the following statement after House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan announced Collins will serve as congressional liaison to President-elect Donald Trump's administration transition team.
Thurman Thomas headlines honorees for Niagara University's President's Dinner
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm
Thurman L. Thomas, the retired Buffalo Bills running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer, headlines a slate of individuals who will be honored during Niagara University's President's Dinner Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
Home Energy Assistance Program opens for 2016-17 applications
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 04:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is now accepting applications for 2016-17 Home Energy Assistance Program regular benefits, with county officials anticipating increased need and encouraging residents to apply for benefits online to avoid potentially lengthy waits at HEAP offices.
Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $2.49 million in funding for business & entrepreneurial investment in WNY
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 04:00 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted on Monday to recommend $2,490,000 in funding to three entities in the region, including Campus Labs, 43North and PostProcess Technologies.
Shoppe on Main for the holidays
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
Shoppe On Main, 2714 Main Street Newfane, will host its holiday shopping weekend Nov. 18-20. Extended hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. Customers can enjoy cookies and tea and, by shopping in store, help to support more than 50 local artists.
Lewiston Choraleers kick off holiday music series with Lewiston Christmas Walk performance
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will kick off its popular holiday concert series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston. The performance will be part of the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.