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Buffalo Zoo will celebrate polar bear birthdays during 'Zooper Saturday' event
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate Luna the polar bear's birthday during a "Zooper Saturday" event this Saturday, Dec. 5.
Higgins leads effort to extend renewable energy tax credits
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, led a coalition of more than 90 members of the House of Representatives in calling for the extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit as a means to advance economic opportunity and support the growth of clean energy.
10,000 Maniacs to perform at Sportmen's Tavern
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
10,000 Maniacs will perform at Sportsmen's Tavern at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
House passes highway legislation aimed at improving nation's infrastructure
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today released the following statement after passage of H.R. 22, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act:
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents 9th 'Holiday Bash'
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its ninth annual "Holiday Bash" from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
Burning of Lewiston recalled
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
A Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance will be held on the 202nd anniversary of the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
GNBC Chiavetta's fundraiser
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. The will coincide with the Christmas Walk.
Niagara University gives back as part of national #GivingTuesday movement
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:40 pm
In congruence with Niagara University's Vincentian mission to support those in need, students, alumni and friends collected over $3,500 and more than 1,000 pounds of food and nonperishable goods Dec. 1 in association with #GivingTuesday.
Affidavit ballots confirm Janese as Lewiston highway superintendent
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:30 pm
The final ballots in a tight race between incumbent Lewiston Highway Superintendent Douglas Janese and challenger David Trane were opened Thursday morning in State Supreme Court. Nine newly accepted affidavits confirmed Janese would continue on for another term.
Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel joins Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop announced today Buffalo Sabres rookie center Jack Eichel has "joined the Tims team" and will serve as a celebrity spokesperson and ambassador for the brand over the next two years.
Home or away for the holidays, pet parents are including the whole family
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start shopping, planning and getting excited for all that much-needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course!
Local fire departments encouraged to apply for FEMA grant funding
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Congressman Chris Collins is encouraging local fire departments and emergency medical service providers to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Buffalo Zoo will host first holiday tree lighting
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will offer reduced admission rates for its first ever holiday tree lighting event, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 5. Guests who enter the Buffalo Zoo after 3 p.m. that day will receive a reduced admission rate of $5 per person.
18th annual 'Christmas at Hilbert' set for Dec. 6
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
A live nativity will bring the Christmas story to life during Hilbert College's 18th annual Christmas celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The celebration will include a children's Christmas party, complete with a visit from Santa, following the nativity.
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center hosts 'Rein in the Holidays' and Purina Check-R-Board Days
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 06:55 am
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center, located at 351 Union St., Hamburg, has announced its 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days lineup.
Niagara County Department of Health receives national award to promote HPV vaccine
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 06:50 pm
The National Association of County and City Health Officials notified Niagara County Department of Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton it awarded his department $35,000 to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates.
Arts Services Initiative announces 2015 'Give for Greatness' grant awards
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) announced the recipients of the 2015 "Give for Greatness" grants. Thirty grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each were awarded to cultural organizations across ASI's entire five-county service area thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Aquarium of Niagara's 'Conservation Conversation' series continues Dec. 5
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Last month, the Aquarium of Niagara instituted a new three-part conservation lecture series titled "Conservation Conversation." The second talk, to be given by Dr. Sherri Mason, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.
Volunteers sought to prepare taxes at free tax prep sites
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Consumer Credit Counseling Service and the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition announced they are seeking 15-20 volunteers to register by Dec. 8 to help prepare taxes at free tax prep sites. Volunteers will undergo training this month and ultimately provide tax preparation services in Niagara County in February and March.
Meet Santa at Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Matthew O'Donoghue, age 7, of Lewiston, takes a photo with Santa Claus at Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, 5540 Porter Road, Niagara Falls (across from the old Sam's Club.) Mary Ann Hess owns Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, which specializes in gourmet chocolates.
'Roar in 4': Buffalo State announces four-year graduation guarantee
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced plans Tuesday for a new completion initiative, "Roar in 4," which guarantees to incoming full-time freshmen they will be able to take the courses they need to complete a bachelor's degree within four years.
Canalside to host fifth annual holiday celebration and tree lighting
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. invites the public to its fifth annual holiday celebration and tree lighting at Canalside from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. This year's free celebration takes place at The Ice at Canalside.
AARP holiday party at The Como
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
AARP, Niagara Falls Area, Chapter No. 283, will hold its annual holiday party at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at The Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue.
Author of 'What the Best College Teachers Do' to keynote teaching and learning conference at NU
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Niagara University's 15th annual conference on teaching and learning will take place Jan. 11-12, 2016.
Yahoo Community Benefit Fund grant will enable monthly family programs at Niagara History Center
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund, in conjunction with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, has awarded the Niagara County Historical Society a $4,771 grant to offer evening family programs once a month throughout 2016.
#GivingTuesday proclamation in Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 1st 2015 01:30 pm
City of Niagara Falls Administrator Donna Owens, speaking on behalf of Mayor Paul Dyster and the City Council, issued a proclamation this afternoon in support of #GivingTuesday.
BBB offers Cyber Monday savvy to last throughout the holiday season
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 10:25 am
Cyber Monday will contribute significantly to the expected $105 billion in online sales this holiday season according to the National Retail Federation. Will you be Cyber Monday shopping or joining millions of others buying online this year?
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue gift-wrap fundraiser at Barnes & Noble
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 10:10 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue volunteers will participate in the gift-wrapping program from 2-6 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Amherst Barnes & Noble Book Store 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Golisano Center hosts hardhat tour
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 10:10 am
Officials from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and several of its community partners recently received a guided hardhat tour of the new Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial.
'Share the Harvest' on Niagara Wine Trail nets $12,000 for local organizations
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 10:00 am
The Niagara Wine Trail wineries partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations to ensure a bountiful holiday season for area residents in need.
'Tips for Teens' fundraiser to benefit children at Wyndham Lawn campus
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 07:00 am
A "Tips for Teens" fundraiser to benefit New Directions Youth & Family Services will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at The Penalty Box Bar & Restaurant, 34 Chestnut St., Lockport.
Supporting small business
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 11:30 pm
Two of Lewiston's most well-known elected leaders lent a hand as part of Small Business Saturday.
Welcoming the world to Christmas in Niagara USA
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Experience "12 Days of Christmas" with a calendar full of local events to do with loved ones, family and visiting guests.
'Whole Lotta Love' at Hard Rock
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, welcomes Led Zeppelin tribute act Out On the Tiles for an 8 p.m. concert Friday, Dec. 11.
Preconstruction phase continues at Aquarium of Niagara
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
As the Aquarium of Niagara continues its "Join Our Journey" renovation campaign, guests have noticed some construction barriers inside the Whirlpool Street facility.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute using tourism initiatives to better community
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
In an effort to keep tourism dollars in the U.S., the Niagara Global Tourism Institute is working to develop the whole community in Niagara Falls to make it a more tourist-friendly area.
Above and Beyond: Beloved Island doctor saved by GIFC
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Dr. Edward A. Rayhill discovered the truth of the old saying "what goes around comes around" when paramedics from the Grand Island Fire Co. arrived at his door on Oct. 6.
Old Fort Niagara will deck its halls for 'Castle by Candlelight' Dec. 5, 12
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
On two chilly December evenings, Old Fort Niagara will open its doors and warmly welcome visitors to a candlelit and festively decorated French Castle for its annual "Castle by Candlelight" fundraiser, which benefits its educational programming.
New Directions launches 'Save a Christmas' program for holiday season
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
New Directions Youth and Family Services has launched its 2015 "Save a Christmas" program, an annual drive providing holiday gifts to low-income or single-parent families served by New Directions' community-based programs through individual gift donations or family sponsorships.
NACC Artists and Friends Exhibition opens Dec. 5
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center invites you to check out a wide array of holiday gift ideas at its Artists and Friends Exhibition, Saturday Dec. 5, to Sunday Jan. 10, at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.