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Positive response to new Niagara Falls lighting
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:40 pm
New light was shed on Niagara Falls for the first time earlier this month, with completion of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board's LED lighting project.
Wheatfield Lions Club helping families in need
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:40 pm
The Town of Wheatfield's Lions Club is providing 16 gift cards for Wheatfield families in need.
Winter activities provide ample seasonal fun at Erie County Parks
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 02:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is ready and waiting with a full slate of family-friendly winter activities at county parks for residents and families with children or visitors hoping to experience some free seasonal outdoor fun over the holidays.
DEC accepting applications for urban forestry projects
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 02:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications to fund urban forestry projects that will enhance landscapes and provide green spaces in urban areas across the state, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary awards scholarship
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:20 pm
Gloria Tarpinian, left, and Judith Shahin, right, scholarship co-chairs of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary, flank Alvenia L. Harris, winner of the 2016 Esther L. Werner & Helene Barter Scholarship.
Buffalo Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra performs two January concerts under baton of Dennis Kim
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:15 pm
Two Western New York communities will get the chance to hear the BPO in their own backyards this winter.
A menorah comes to Canalside for Hanukkah
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:15 pm
Canalside announces a new menorah will be put on display to celebrate Hanukkah. The 9-foot tall menorah spanning 7-1/2 feet will be placed near the Lake Street Bridge during the eight days of Hanukkah.
Cuomo announces $3.5 million for design and engineering of Niagara Gorge Project
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced $3.5 million has been awarded to advance the final design for the Niagara Gorge Project. The project includes the removal of two miles of expressway segments of the Niagara Scenic Parkway, and replacing it with a scenic trail network and smaller road for local traffic to enhance access to the waterfront and adjoining neighborhoods in Niagara Falls.
Cuomo announces suspension of construction-related lane closures for holiday travel weekends
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will not be permitted from 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and again from 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in order to accommodate motorists during the busy year-end holiday travel weekends.
DEC announces second chance for $3 million in e-waste recycling grants
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a second round of grant funding from the Environmental Protection Fund is being made available to help municipalities across the state address costs associated with the collection and recycling of eligible electronic wastes (e-waste).
Lockport Family YMCA to Join YMCA Buffalo Niagara Association
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:20 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has announced the Lockport Family YMCA is set to merge with it in February 2017.
Niagara County: McNall, Bradt continue in top posts
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:20 am
The top leaders of Niagara County's government are set to be returned for an encore after delivering a budget that cut taxes to their lowest level this century and imposed a half-million-dollar reduction in spending on county agencies.
Stewards of Children training to be offered in Niagara County
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:10 am
The programs will be offered free charge by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, with the support of the Niagara Area Foundation.
UB awarded $1.2 million for self-driving car research
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:10 am
Industry is racing to bring self-driving cars to the masses. Despite much progress, questions remain regarding safety, efficiency, environmental impact, user acceptance, policy and other issues.
AAA: To grandmother's house we go!
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 03:05 pm
Expect to see more travelers than ever on the road and in the air this holiday season.
State Parks offers free ice-skating
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 11:40 am
The outdoor skating rink at DeVeaux Woods State Park is now open. Reservoir State Park's rink should be ready within the week.
PHOTOS: Tuscarora heroes honored
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 11:25 am
A crowd gathered at 8 a.m. Monday morning in front of the Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance to observe the 203rd anniversary of the British attack on Lewiston. Participants recognized the efforts of brave Tuscarora warriors who helped men, women and children escape the War of 1812 attack that saw Lewiston burned.
Major gift from Finns pushes NU nursing scholarship over $1 million
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 10:35 am
E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University.
Winning TAKE 5 tickets sold in Depew & Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 10:35 am
The New York Lottery on Monday announced two top prize-winning tickets were sold for the Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 TAKE 5 drawings.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board receives update on 65 Center St.
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 08:00 pm
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours proprietor John Kinney provided the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission with an update, Monday, on his property at 65 Center St.
Tour of Homes: Barton Mansion wins 'Best in Show'
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:55 pm
The 12th annual Tour of Homes was declared a success with more than 1,000 attending the event, which was held Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend. The event is a major fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston.
Youngstown native making strides with online marketing firm
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:55 pm
A dental marketing agency led by Youngstown native Graig Presti has been named one of the fastest-growing businesses in America by Inc. Magazine for the third year in a row.
Celebrate winter solstice in Youngstown
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:50 pm
In celebration of the winter solstice, Village of Youngstown merchants on the Main Street strip will hold open houses from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Town of Lewiston addresses year-end issues
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:50 pm
The Lewiston Town Board spent much of its Dec. 12 work session addressing a host of year-end business and financial issues.
Grand Island Board of Education: New middle school assistant principal appointed
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education filled a vacant assistant principal position Monday by making an interim appointment permanent.
Light Up the Boulevard winners announced
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Light Up the Boulevard Committee and Grand Island Recreation Department have announced this year's parade participant winners.
Neighbors Foundation receives record donation
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
Islanders donated 12 palettes of food to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation this holiday season for their neighbors in distress.
FASNY urges New Yorkers to protect their homes against holiday fires
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 06:05 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges all New Yorkers to enjoy the holidays with care, as this time of the year typically sees an uptick in home and house fires.
No need for Rudolph; EC Senior Services provides going places vans with GPS units
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced 14 area senior centers will be receiving GPS units for the 26 Going Places senior vans they use to transport local seniors to medical appointments, shopping excursions or their other needs in the community.
Memorial pharmacy director addresses national convention
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:05 pm
Pharmacy Director Michelle Lewis of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center delivered an invited presentation at the December midyear clinical meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Las Vegas.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Ringing bell for Salvation Army
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Henry Kammerer of the Grand Island Rotary Club reports Rotary bell ringing at the Grand Island Tops Markets collected $1,451.13 in two days.
Peace rally held in Town Commons
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Cold but bracing weather greeted 15 people at the Grand Island Rotary Gazebo in the Town Commons for a brief peace rally Saturday afternoon.
Local entrepreneur opens Revive Salon & Spa
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:05 am
Nadina Garfalo recently opened Revive Salon & Spa at 2884 Niagara Falls Blvd. The business offers salon, spa and skin care services, including facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, microblading (semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing), massage, makeup and pedicures.
Lash of Elegance opens in NT
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:05 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly opened Lash of Elegance lash bar at 80 Mead St., North Tonawanda
Town of Niagara discusses tax breaks for seniors
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
More Town of Niagara seniors may soon be eligible for a tax exemption. Officials discussed a revision in the town code that determines a tax exemption for seniors based on income level at a work session on Dec. 7 at Town Hall. The plan is to make the Town of Niagara's tax exemption codes consistent with those of Niagara County.
Work session on solar law slated for Dec. 19
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will hold a work session regarding the town's proposed solar law at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Town Hall, 2800, Church Road.
'Serve Sunday' benefits community members
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
Barefoot Christian Community gathered on Sunday for the congregation's first "Serve Sunday" gathering. Instead of a conventional worship service, 'Serve Sunday" attendees worshiped by blessing their neighbors.
Dashing through the snow: Holiday happenings at Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 10:55 am
Christmas is here, which means local festivities have been popping up all around Western New York, including at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum.
Campaign contributors awarded grand prizes in United Way Challenge
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 10:05 am
While more than 20,000 were eligible, 21 weekly contributors to the 2016 United Way campaign won grand prize awards as part of the 11th annual United Way Challenge on Friday.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes red panda
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the addition of a red panda.