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Christmas Walk fills Center Street with merriment
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 10:30 pm
Lewiston's Christmas Walk weekend kicked off Saturday in the village. The annual event included breakfast with Santa, Santa parading down Center Street in a holiday float, characters from Disney's "Frozen," a holiday market, a petting zoo, gingerbread house workshops, karaoke and the annual tour of homes.
Youngstown Christmas in the Village a community celebration
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 10:00 am
The fifth annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village, presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Recreation Department and the Youngstown Business and Professional Association, takes place next from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.
Diocese of Buffalo preparing 'Catholics Come Home' initiative
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 09:15 am
Television viewers across Western New York will begin to see "evangomercials" beginning in mid-December, offering inspiring stories of faith and hope, as the Diocese of Buffalo embarks on its latest "New Evangelization" initiative, inviting inactive Catholics and others home to Jesus and his Church.
Village of Lewiston appoints DeVantier zoning officer
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 09:00 am
Following an executive session Monday, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees appointed a new zoning officer. Town of Lewiston resident Edward DeVantier was selected to replace Harry Wright, who was not reappointed this summer.
Sanborn Band at a 'Very Country Christmas'
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Sanborn Band will kick off the "Very Country Christmas" celebration in the Town and Village of Wilson with a Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Wilson Historical Society.
'Christmas at the Farm' in Sanborn
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Sanborn Area Historical Society and Sanborn Business and Professional Association will hold "Christmas at the Farm" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum.
Brochey meets with Artpark board
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston-Artpark funding stalemate continues.
Sabres give back with return of 'Community Assist' week
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will again embark on a weeklong slate of community service projects throughout Buffalo and Western New York.
'Zooper Saturday' featuring reindeer and river otters
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Zooper Saturday" event tomorrow featuring the reindeer and North American river otters.
OCC: More than 10,000 shoebox gifts collected by Buffalo-area residents
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
Buffalo-area residents rallied together to pack more than 10,000 Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts last month for children worldwide struggling with war, disease, poverty and other difficult circumstances.
Gillibrand, Higgins announce House approval of measure reauthorizing Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved reauthorization of the Erie Canal as a National Heritage Corridor.
GNBC presents 37th annual 'Nutcracker'
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 04:30 pm
Niagara County's favorite holiday tradition is back, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker." The 37th annual Christmas production is on stage at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center.
Free snowmobile safety course
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 04:20 pm
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs and Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a New York State Snowmobile Safety Course for anyone age 10 and older from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the firehall, 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
Niagara Falls beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 12:05 pm
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster was joined Thursday by members of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, local families and, of course, Santa Claus, to flip the switch and light Old Falls Street's three blocks.
Roswell Park community to gather around 'Tree of Hope' Friday, Dec. 12
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Roswell Park Cancer Institute's annual "Tree of Hope" lighting ceremony will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Kaminski Park and Gardens on the RPCI campus.
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.