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Castellani Art Museum holiday happenings: Holiday Bash, Museum Shop sale
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 27. The museum will be open over Thanksgiving weekend, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Thanksgiving travel outlook: Snowstorm to slow travel west; mild air to envelop east
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 07:00 pm
AccuWeather reports that, as millions of people take to the roads and skies during the week of Thanksgiving, a storm will impact travel in the west, while mild weather continues in much of the east.
Explore & More announces $1 million capital gift from Delaware North for 'Play It Forward' campaign
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 05:05 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum today announced a $1 million capital gift from Delaware North for the "Play It Forward" campaign in sponsorship of the "Being Good Neighbors" educational play zone in the new museum at Canalside, set to open in the second half of 2018.
Made in America Store adds two new stores, 10 jobs in Buffalo/Niagara
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 04:30 pm
On Friday, Mark Andol, founder of the original Made in America Store based in Elma, is expanding into two highly popular mall locations north of Buffalo: the Boulevard Mall in Amherst and the Fashion Outlets of Niagara.
Niagara University President's Dinner honors four, raises student scholarship dollars
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 04:20 pm
More than 540 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution's 2015 President's Dinner, held Nov. 13 at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center.
Heart of Niagara event at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 03:55 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Devers, Gordon, Jane, Sugar and Tillie from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 21, at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport Olcott Road, Lockport (Wrights Corners).
First Niagara fills funding gap for at-risk college students
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 03:55 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is partnering with Buffalo State to ensure first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities are able to get the support they need to achieve academic success.
Patrick Whalen named interim director of Niagara Global Tourism Institute
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 03:55 pm
Patrick J. Whalen, former chief operating officer of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc., has been named interim director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, effective immediately.
SBA seeks nominations for 2016 Small Business Person of the Year
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 03:55 pm
Do you or someone you know have what it takes to become America's "Small Business Person of the Year" for 2016? If so, the U.S. Small Business Administration wants to hear from you.
NFP names pumpkin-carving contest winner
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 02:50 pm
Mike Ratka of Grand Island said he never enters contests. But, encouraged by friends and neighbors this fall, he submitted "Pumpkin eating pumpkin" into Niagara Frontier Publications' annual pumpkin-carving competition. The move paid off, as he was voted the winner and took home a gift card courtesy of DiMino Tops Lewiston.
Town of Niagara board honors serviceman
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 02:30 pm
The Niagara Town Board took some time to honor a local man on his way to serve the country. William Jasper III, a volunteer firefighter for the town, will soon be headed to the United States Air Force - and his hometown was on hand to say "thank you."
Exploring a river called Niagara
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 01:45 pm
In a few days I would fish the Niagara River with full-time fishing guide Chris Cinelli. The Niagara River is a wild, world-class fishery drawing people from all over the world. Anticipation of the experience-of-a-lifetime created the hope of success; I would not be disappointed!
Community Missions reveals third annual #GivingTuesday plans
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:50 pm
As the holidays quickly approach, Community Missions is gearing up for its third annual #GivingTuesday event - and it's inviting the Niagara community to catch the giving spirit.
Lewiston Lions welcome new members
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:50 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions Club is proud to introduce its newest Lions: Shaun and Joanne O'Leary, and Bonnie Rice - sponsored by Lions Ron and Marlene Craft. Lion Thomas Huisgen performed a recent induction ceremony.
Niagara University student group traveling to Nicaragua to build home for impoverished family
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:50 pm
A Niagara University student group is fundraising for a service trip it plans to make to Nicaragua this December to build a home for a poor family.
Panepinto unveils legislation to address fiscal fallout of Huntley announcement
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:50 pm
New York State Sen. Marc Panepinto stood Monday with Tonawanda Town Supervisor Anthony Caruana and Town Board members as he unveiled legislation (S.6015A) to tackle the financial fallout created by the potential shuttering of the Huntley Station Power Plant.
Village of Lewiston on board with church/theater, 800 Center St. renovation
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:30 pm
Developers of two new, prominent Lewiston projects received good news Monday from the Village Board.
United Way of Greater Niagara gearing for gala
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:30 pm
On Friday, United Way will host its ninth annual gala, a fundraiser to support the organization's efforts. The event will take place at 7 p.m. inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Attendees will enjoy food, fun, a live performance by Nerds Gone Wild, and a silent auction featuring hundreds of baskets.
Sabres annual Fan Food Drive begins
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the team will hold a Fan Food Drive at three home games during the month of November to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Lewiston: Town Board changes, NYPA resolution, budget adoption among highlights
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:25 pm
What was anticipated to be a Lewiston Town Board budget discussion en route to budget adoption Monday turned into a bit more than expected.
Harmonia celebrates magic of the season
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Harmonia Chamber Singers, under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Pacillo, present "This Is Christmastime" Christmas a-cappella this holiday season. The production includes everything from Renaissance motets to jazz standards.
Freudig's 'Magnificent Pie' opens holiday season
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Freudig Singers of Western New York will present "Magnificent Pie," a program of traditional and contemporary choral pieces suited to the holiday season, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 73 Adam St., Tonawanda; and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Blessed Trinity R.C. Church, 317 Leroy Ave., Buffalo.
Winkley sworn-in as supervisor in Lewiston
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 10:25 pm
The Town of Lewiston Town Council voted Monday to place Ron Winkley in the supervisor position until Steve Broderick takes the reins in January. The former Lewiston Police Department chief and Village of Lewiston trustee has served with this board since 2008.
Grand Island Board of Education: Teachers' union contract approved by school board
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Details are under wraps, but the Grand Island Board of Education voted 7-0 to ratify a five-year contract agreement with the Grand Island Teachers' Association.
Hospice helps patients and families focus on quality of life
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illness.
Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals present annual holiday fundraiser
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals announce its 2015 annual holiday fundraiser, "The Holiday Affair," is being held at Tuesday, Dec. 1, at The Foundry, 1738 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.
First WNY Watchfire held on Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
A new Veterans Day tradition on the Island began Wednesday with more than 100 attendees witnessing hundreds of flags retired to the flames.
Expansion of DeGlopper Park unveiled
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
A recently formed committee unveiled plans on Veterans Day for a major expansion of Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park.
Niagara Falls disability advocacy organization to host town meeting on bullying awareness
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:15 pm
In an effort to raise the public's awareness of the impact bullying has on vulnerable individuals, Independent Living of Niagara County is inviting the community to a town hall meeting on bullying.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts table games dealer job fair Nov. 19
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:10 pm
One of the most unique and exciting customer service jobs in Western New York - being a table games dealer - will be available for more than 100 people, as Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will host an upcoming table games dealer job fair.
Shoppe On Main holiday weekend Nov. 20-22
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 07:00 am
Shoppe On Main will hold its 12th annual holiday shopping weekend, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22.
Lewiston group looks to reopen church
Sat, Nov 14th 2015 09:00 am
Three well-known local entrepreneurs have teamed up to resurrect a Lewiston landmark. Claudia Marasco, Linda Radford and Carol Calato intend to renovate and reopen the church at 409 Plain St.
November is American Diabetes Month
Sat, Nov 14th 2015 07:00 am
Every 19 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association estimates that, by the year 2050, one out of every three Americans will develop Type 2 diabetes if current trends continue.
Tickets on sale for Lewiston Tour of Homes
Sat, Nov 14th 2015 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are on sale for the 11th annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 5-6 in historic Lewiston.
'The Nutcracker' comes to life in annual GNBC production
Sat, Nov 14th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County's favorite family production is back, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker." The 38th annual holiday presentation is on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.
Home Energy Assistance Program application process begins
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 08:30 pm
Erie County's Department of Social Services will begin accepting applications for Home Energy Assistance Program regular benefits next week, with county officials anticipating receiving more than 20,000 HEAP applications by the end of December.
Mount St. Mary's plans to expand women's services to Lockport area
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 08:30 pm
In keeping with its mission to meet the health care needs of residents throughout Niagara County, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has filed a certificate of need application with the New York State Department of Health to open a women's health center in the Lockport area.
97 Rock's Operation: Rock Out Hunger to begin 10th year
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 08:10 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to local families in need, the 10th annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger, presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, will be held from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Eastern Hills Mall parking lot, 4545 Transit Road in Williamsville.
Heart, Love and Soul has needs, meets needs during holidays
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 07:35 pm
This holiday season, hundreds of families in the Niagara Falls area will look to Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry to help make their seasonal gatherings joyous.
Children's Remembrance Gardenwalk planned at park
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 07:05 pm
A special project is underway in the City of North Tonawanda - one that will provide a peaceful place for family members who have suffered the incredibly heartbreaking loss of a child.

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