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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.
Higgins: $107,500 in grants for Western New York art community
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins today announced the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded $107,500 in federal grants to the Western New York art community. These grants support artistic excellence, creativity and innovation among local artists.
Dunkin' Donuts launches partnership with Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots in Western New York
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Dunkin' Donuts today announced its partnership with one of America's most iconic holiday toy collection drives through a third-year initiative with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in Western New York.
Niagara Catholic blood drive saves lives
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School brought in Unyts' community blood service unit Nov. 6. Student organization, TAG, or "transplant awareness group," sponsored the blood drive.
Law enforcement donates $2,000 to fight domestic violence
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
October was Domestic Violence Awareness month. On Oct. 26, the Niagara County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association held its third annual 5K run and "Kids Fun Run" to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence.
BBB and local charities work together to support #GivingTuesday
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 01:45 pm
Better Business Bureau Foundation of Upstate New York is working with local charities in support of #GivingTuesday.
Shop with trust 'Cyber Monday' using BBB's 10 tips for safe online shopping
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 07:00 am
With many shoppers skipping the malls and turning to the Internet for holiday gifts, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is offering 10 tips for safe online shopping on "Cyber Monday" and throughout the season.
'All About Autism' workshop set for Dec. 13
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 07:00 am
Do you have a child or loved one with an autism spectrum disorder and would like to learn more about related community resources and support?
Better Buffalo Fund application deadline extended
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Better Buffalo Fund application deadline has been extended to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 due to the unprecedented weather impact on the Buffalo area.
Community Missions to participate in #GivingTuesday
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 07:00 am
Community Missions has once again joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of more than 18,000 partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals - to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Giving back
Sat, Nov 29th 2014 12:15 pm
On Thanksgiving morning, St. Peter R.C. parishioners helped local food pantries by donating nonperishable food items, which were presented as the offering during Mass.
Sabres to sell 'Tyler's Toques' to benefit Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Sat, Nov 29th 2014 12:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team is selling a limited number of winter hats, known as "Tyler's Toques," to benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. The Tyler Myers-themed toques also come with a Myers autographed player card and pin, as well as a one-year membership to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
Village of Lewiston, Paladino working toward plaza compromise
Sat, Nov 29th 2014 07:15 am
Reconfiguring a potential fast food restaurant might be the key to a new plaza on Center and North Eighth streets in the Village of Lewiston.
Hilbert donates 50 BPO tickets to first responders following storm
Fri, Nov 28th 2014 07:00 am
The spirit of the season will be celebrated with festive Christmas favorites at a special holiday pops concert performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Hilbert College's William E. Swan Auditorium.
Aquarium of Niagara 'Cruzes' into holiday season
Fri, Nov 28th 2014 07:00 am
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Aquarium of Niagara is getting ready to celebrate with a series of events, specials and donation drives.
Family ornament workshop at Carrousel Museum
Fri, Nov 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum hosts an ornament workshop to demonstrate how to make a variety of holiday ornaments for all skill levels.
Sanborn antique store open house
Fri, Nov 28th 2014 07:00 am
Sanborn Old General Store, 5856 Buffalo St., will hold its 14th annual Christmas open house during store hours Dec. 13-14.
Even in a snowstorm, 'Today' show anchor Dylan Dreyer shines national spotlight on Western New York
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
NBC News and "Weekend Today" meteorologist Dylan Dreyer was live in Hamburg during a record snowfall.
Date set for Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption public meeting
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
Residents of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District will soon have the chance to share their thoughts on the proposed Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption at a public hearing set for mid-December.
Colonial Village School K-Kids help needy
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Kiwanis K-Kids at Colonial Village Elementary School showed concern for the welfare of others this holiday season by gathering items for needy families in the area.
Niagara-Wheatfield School Board: Residents raise concerns about music program
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
Cuts and changes in the district's music program were the subject of last week's Niagara-Wheatfield school board meeting, held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Adult Learning Center of Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Wheatfield schedules public scoping session on Cobblestone Creek
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
The proposed Cobblestone Creek cluster development by Errick Road was the highlight of Monday's Town Board meeting in Wheatfield, held at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, 2800 Church Road.
DEC offers outdoor gift package bargain for 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday'
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a two-day "Wilderness Bundle" outdoor gift package, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.
'Deposits for Food' turns cans into cash for Heart & Soul, Community Missions
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 07:45 pm
Just in time for the holidays, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees and his "Deposits for Food" initiative presented donations totaling $3,000 to Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry and Community Missions.
Ceretto clears red tape on Niagara parkland sale
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 07:45 pm
The new law authorizes the Town of Niagara to sell unused parkland and use the proceeds for existing park facilities.
'Holiday Lights of Niagara' begins
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 05:15 pm
Join the celebration to kick-off the holiday season at the "Holiday Lights of Niagara" opening ceremony tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.
Memorial's chief of robotic surgery performs area's first single site robotic hysterectomy
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 12:55 pm
Dr. Donna Feldman has pioneered a new surgical procedure at Niagara Falls Memorial, performing the first single site robotic hysterectomy in Niagara County.
'Turkeys for Tickets' drive nets 2,220 turkeys for Buffalo City Mission, Food Bank of WNY
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres partnered with Tops Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive this morning and collected more than 2,220 20-pound frozen turkeys for the Buffalo City Mission and the Food Bank of Western New York.
St. Stephen School: Mission Club giving back to 'Coats 4 Kids' drive
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
The St. Stephen School Mission Club has been busy collecting gently used and new winter coats, hats, mittens, and scarves for the "Coats 4 Kids" drive for the needy of Western New York.