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Grand Island Lion's Club Christmas tree fundraiser ongoing
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
For the third year in a row, Kelly's Country Store, at 3121 Grand Island Blvd., is selling Christmas trees, with proceeds to benefit the Grand Island Lions Club's annual Special Kids Picnic, as well as the club's other service projects.
Smiles, Niagara Falls Air Base families to have holidays brightened by Advanced Dental
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 06:55 am
Dr. Stuart Weinstein is again offering the community an opportunity to brighten their holiday smiles and, at the same time, the financial outlook of families with members serving in the military.
Santa sets up visits at Bergholz home
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 06:55 am
Paul and Jan DePlato of Bergholz once again are offering a chance to see one of the area's largest Christmas displays, with an added bonus: a visit with Santa.
Gov. Cuomo announces agreement to save Maid of the Mist from shutting down
Tue, Dec 4th 2012 10:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement Tuesday that will prevent the Maid of the Mist scenic boat excursions from shutting down. The multilateral agreement spearheaded by the governor provides for the Maid of the Mist to continue to operate in the Niagara Gorge and for it to produce increased revenues for Niagara Falls State Park.

The agreement will also lead to improvements of the boat tour experience for park visitors and will protect New York state from potential disruptions to a critical tourism attraction for decades to come.

Old Fort Niagara offers 'Castle by Candlelight'
Tue, Dec 4th 2012 07:00 am
Candles twinkle in the windows of the 286-year-old French Castle. Outside the imposing stone structure, lanterns line Old Fort Niagara's walkways as soldiers in cocked hats and wool coats prepare their muskets to perform a grand feu de joie, a firing of joy, in honor of the holiday season.
NCCC to host 'Santa's Workshop' at Culinary Institute
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 11:00 am
Niagara County Community College, in conjunction with the College Association of NCCC, will host "Santa's Workshop" weekends at the college's new Niagara Falls Culinary Institute through Dec. 24.
Enter Great Holiday LASIK Giveaway with Fichte, Endl & Elmer
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 08:00 pm
Interested in LASIK surgery for yourself, a relative, a friend or someone in need? Get your video cameras and iPhones ready. Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare presents the Great Holiday LASIK Giveaway.
Island-to-Island mission trip conducted
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:10 pm
The efforts of Grand Islanders are making a great difference in the lives of people on an island 1,500 miles away.
'Museum Mixer': Castellani Art Museum presents CAM's 6th annual Holiday Bash
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its sixth annual Holiday Bash on Friday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Celebrate the holidays with friends in the central gallery of Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, hosts 4th annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 03:15 pm
Hard Rock "drops" 10-foot Gibson guitar, painted by local artist Rob Lynch and illuminated by Ken-Ton Electronic, to ring in the new year; special performances by Everclear and Eve 6
Mount St. Mary's Hospital debuts Center for Women
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 01:30 pm
PHOTOS: The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital was formally unveiled to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 28, with a blessing and open house.
Tuscarora K-Kids wrap up 11th annual Canned Food Drive
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 10:55 am
The Tuscarora Indian School K-Kids recently concluded its 11th annual Canned Food Drive. Club adviser Paul Beatty reports the event encourages students in pre-K through sixth grade to collect non-perishable food items that are donated to families in need during the holiday season.
Niagara County Legislature Majority 'spreads' the love
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 08:05 am
For Rick Updegrove, leader of the Niagara County Legislature's Republican Majority, convincing his caucus to support the third annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive may have been the easiest thing he's done all year.

It's also the most rewarding.

Buffalo Bills host American Red Cross Blood Drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium
Mon, Nov 26th 2012 07:00 am
The Buffalo Bills and the American Red Cross are again teaming up to host a community blood drive. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Ralph Wilson Stadium (Paul Maguire Club), One Bills Drive in Orchard Park.
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus offers a musical holiday homecoming
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus has announced the return of the ever-popular, annual holiday concert "Messiah," presented by M&T Bank. The BPC returns to the OLV Basilica after spending a year away due to restoration, performing live on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
'All Through The Night' at Ghostlight Theatre
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
The Christmas play "All Through The Night," written by local playwright L. Don Swartz, will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda.
Village of Lewiston Wintergarden debuts Dec. 1
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
PHOTOS: While the Niagara Falls Wintergarden is now gone, its holiday magic lives on in Lewiston.
Lewiston Choraleers to present popular Christmas concert program at six area churches
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present "A Christmas Potpourri 2012" on Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at six area churches.
All faiths welcome at Fatima display
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
PHOTOS: Anyone who ends up sick of turkey and Black Friday sales this week can find a little oasis of peace and beauty, complete with a camel, at Lewiston's Our Lady of Fatima Shrine.
Northgate employees pucker up
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
A number of employees who work at The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield recently puckered up to kiss Lucy the llama from Spirit Wind Farms for a worthy cause.
Houghton College presents sixth annual 'Christmas Prism'
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Houghton College is hosting the sixth annual "Christmas Prism" Dec. 7 to 9 in Houghton, as well as Rochester and Buffalo.
Tatler Club Inc. provides holiday meals to Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara families
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 07:00 pm
The Tatler Club Inc. and a community friend made donations to Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, providing complete holiday meals for seven individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families.
BOCES culinary arts students help Salvation Army
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 07:00 am
Culinary Arts students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center have been putting their skills to use to help out the Salvation Army in Lockport.
Thanksgiving recipe: Holiday cranberry sauce
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 07:00 am
This tart cranberry sauce is complimented with spices to make it a versatile holiday dish. Eaten alone as a partner to turkey and mashed potatoes or heaped upon a block of cream cheese as an elegant appetizer alongside crackers, everyone is sure to enjoy this spin on the traditional holiday dish.
Camaro raffle helps hospice community
Tue, Nov 20th 2012 01:45 pm
General Motors Professional Managers Network, Niagara Hospice, Heinrich Chevrolet and Micro Graphics recently sponsored a car raffle to benefit hospice care in Western New York.
'Movies and Popcorn' in Lockport
Tue, Nov 20th 2012 07:00 am
The Erie Canal Discovery Center has announced a new series of weekly documentary movies, "Movies & Popcorn," to be shown every Saturday this winter at 11 a.m., beginning Saturday, Dec. 15.
Old Falls Street hosts outdoor tree lighting ceremony
Mon, Nov 19th 2012 01:30 pm
Join Santa Claus as he arrives by Niagara Falls city fire truck to illuminate the trees along all three blocks of Old Falls Street, USA (more than 100,000 lights), this Friday, Nov. 23, from 6 to 7 p.m., outside the Old Falls Street entrance of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.

The festive outdoor tree illumination will extend throughout the winter season and will be complimented by various holiday vignettes, extending the annual Holiday Lights Niagara Trail from Hyde Park to the downtown Niagara Falls area.

We have a winner
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 06:45 pm
Congratulations to the Harley Davidson pumpkin, which took first place in Niagara Frontier Publications' recent carving/decorating contest. The big pumpkin eating the small pumpkin finished in second place, while the green witch pumpkin ended up in third.
'Black Friday' comes to Lewiston
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 12:00 pm
Year after year, scores of Lewistonians awake in the middle of the night on the day after Thanksgiving to head out to chain stores and kick-start their holiday shopping. It's a popular tradition ... that Lewiston retailers hope to end next week.
Your 'Turkey Day' timeline
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:05 am
Thanksgiving Day should be full of family, friends and delicious food. There is no room for stress or anxiety. Use this timeline the week of Thanksgiving to organize your holiday dinner preparation and make sure the day runs as smoothly as possible.
Website places Lewiston in top 10 'Best Small Towns in America'
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Business Insider, an award-winning, New York City-based website, has named Lewiston to its "10 Best Small Towns in America" list. The online publication cited Lewiston's placement in the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition, its historic significance, and proximity to Niagara Falls in ranking the municipality No. 5.

In the past two years, Lewiston's restaurants were twice featured on the Travel Channel, its Historical Association events (including the "Battle of Queenston Heights Commemoration and Re-enactment") garnered national press, and its largest venue, Artpark, picked up a sixth award from Buffalo Spree magazine for its presentation and outdoor facilities.

Kaegebein Elementary School celebrates 60-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Students uncovered William Kaegebein Elementary School's time capsule from the 1952 cornerstone in celebration of the school's 60th anniversary.
Pizazz donates to Komen
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Pizazz recently hosted a "Big or Small Save Them All" basket and wine auction event to raise money for cancer awareness. The staff also sold ribbon suckers, cookies and purses.
Sweet treats: Girl Scouts host annual cookie sale
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
It's Girl Scout cookie time again. Enthusiastic hordes of young saleswomen began the time-honored tradition of knocking on doors last month and now are taking advantage of the holiday season by enticing shoppers at stores around the area.
Grand Island High School: Grisanti secures supplemental grants
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Grand Island Central School District received two member grants from State Sen. Mark Grisanti. They are supplemental grants approved by the New York State Legislature for special programs available through each legislator.
Lockport: Christmas Event at Col. Wm. Bond House
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Get the whole family in the mood for the holidays at an annual holiday event. "A Winter's Fest Eve" will be held at the Col. Wm. Bond-Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St., Lockport, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Ceretto thanks community for 'massive outpouring of support' for victims of 'Superstorm' Sandy
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto thanked members of the community Thursday who donated supplies to victims of "Superstorm" Sandy. Ceretto's office received a massive amount of supplies, which will be shipped downstate to communities devastated by the October storm.
NU celebrates Veterans Day with unveiling of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden plaque
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:45 pm
The Niagara University community celebrated Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, with a program honoring those who have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms Americans hold dear.
Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship season opener
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:10 pm
A combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing, Red Bull Crashed Ice sets a stage for intrepid male and female amateur and pro hockey players from around the globe.
Rivershore elects board officers
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 07:00 am
The annual Rivershore Foundation Inc. board of directors meeting was recently held and included the elections of the following board members as officers: Jerald Wolfgang - president; Christine Sirianni - vice president; Robert Fagiani - treasurer; and Harry Buckholtz - secretary.