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Operation Christmas Child: Buffalo area set to open collection sites for global Christmas project
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
Buffalo resident Ida Sanger remembers the day in 2006 when she heard a radio announcement explain she could make a difference in a child's life half way across the world. From that moment on, Sanger has been an unstoppable local force in spreading kindness through the giving of simple gifts. This year, she will have packed more than 1,800 shoeboxes full of gifts to needy children through Operation Christmas Child.
River Region: 'Autumn Beautiful' contest winner named
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 07:35 pm
The Dory Trading Post has announced the top winner of its first-ever "Autumn Beautiful" contest in a presentation held at the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce in Lewiston.
Wound Center of Niagara celebrates opening
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:40 pm
The Wound Center of Niagara celebrated its grand opening Thursday with a ribbon-cutting and open house at 620 10th St., Suite 700 - directly across the street from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. The center was developed by Memorial and RestorixHealth, one of the nation's leaders in comprehensive wound care and wound management programs.
First Niagara's building renovation shows commitment to Niagara County and efficiency initiatives
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. has announced the completion of the renovation and efficiency upgrades to its administrative center at 6950 S. Transit Road in Lockport.
NU alumna credits undergraduate training for life-saving actions
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm
On May 5, Samantha Elliott, while working the overnight shift as a night auditor at the Renaissance Del Monte Lodge Hotel & Spa in Pittsford, responded to the room of a guest who had suffered an apparent heart attack. Upon her arrival, she took immediate and lifesaving actions by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, until she was relieved by responding personnel.
St. Peter School students win art award for peace
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 08:45 am
Lynnette Burg and Jack Larkin, both sixth-grade students at St. Peter R.C. School in Lewiston, received prizes for first- and second-place, respectively, in the Lewiston Lions Club peace poster competition. The students' posters portrayed the theme "Our World, Our Future."
Tuscarora Heroes Monument installed in Lewiston
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 02:40 pm
On Monday, under the watchful eye of site contractor Rocco DelGrosso and members of the Historical Association of Lewiston, the Tuscarora Heroes monument was installed on Center Street. Statues of three Native Americans, representing the Tuscarora nation, were planted in a park that pays tribute to "Tuscarora Heroes" - the brave men and women who rushed Lewiston residents out of the village during the 1813 British invasion.
Students at Fort Niagara learn about history
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 10:15 am
More than 700 area students came to Old Fort Niagara Nov. 1 to participate in French Heritage Day. The students learned about life at the fort during the French period from re-enactors portraying the people from all nations who would have been in the area at this time.
Cute, but creepy, creatures visit Aquarium of Niagara
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
Kids and critters make for a good time when Jeff Musial and his Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics visit the Aquarium of Niagara from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls beats goal for Community Missions food drive
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
With the winter months quickly approaching, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls conducted a competition to stock the shelves at the Community Missions' food pantry. More than 3,000 pounds of food later, the drive has officially been declared a success.
Village of Lewiston: Country Doctor opens at new location
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 12:00 am
The Country Doctor Antiques & Gifts officially opened Friday at its new location, 549 Center St. (formerly Artzee), in the Village of Lewiston.
NU Student Culture Expo: Student talents return for another one-night exhibition at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum will host its third annual NU Student Culture Expo with an exhibition of student work from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14.
The wondrous world of 'Aladdin' comes to the Artpark stage next spring
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 04:20 pm
Artpark has announced "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" as its annual springtime children's theater offering. Philadelphia's Enchantment Theatre Company will present two Mainstage Theater performances (10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) May 6, 2014.
Angel to Apple wins seasonal window display contest
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 11:30 am
Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique was named winner of the first seasonal window display contest, an offshoot of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's annual Scarecrow Display.
George Edwards celebrates retirement
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 05:10 pm
George Edwards, a popular local jeweler and community advocate, is retiring after 39 years in the jewelry business.
New York Power Authority: 7th million visitor milestone marked
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority's admission-free Power Vista visitors center marked an attendance milestone of welcoming 7 million visitors since the facility first opened its doors in 1963.
Mount St. Mary's goes pink
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 01:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's recognized Breast Health Awareness Month with a special day urging its employees to dress in pink to enhance awareness. Displays throughout the hospital also promoted the importance of women having a mammogram yearly with state-of-the-art digital mammography that is available at Mount St. Mary's.
Guess our scarecrow's name, enter to win a $50 gift certificate
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
Who is that dashing figure standing outside of Casa Antica? Why, it's the Niagara Frontier Publications' scarecrow, that's who! But what is his name? He looks so familiar!
GNBC hosts annual 'Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy'
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
Antonio's will be transformed into a magical wonderland Saturday, Nov. 9, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents its annual "Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy." The event runs from 10 a.m. until noon at the banquet and conference center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls.
AlertID, McGruff the Crime Dog help families keep their kids safe on Halloween
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 06:55 am
Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year. AlertID and the National Crime Prevention Council, home of McGruff the Crime Dog, offer tips on how families can stay safe while trick-or-treating.
Lewiston announces return of Family Ice Rink
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 04:10 pm
The Town of Lewiston and Village of Lewiston have announced plans are in place to return the popular Lewiston Family Ice Rink to Academy Park in December.
Dare to explore 'The Haunted Armory'
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 11:00 pm
It's an art show unlike any other, as Artisan's Edge designers have crafted a Halloween horror in Niagara Falls. "The Haunted Armory" boasts top-flight models replicating scary scenes and features the "Chambers of Horror" and the "Creepy Clinic."
River Region Scarecrow Display winner revealed
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 10:20 pm
The judge's tallies are in, and the overall winner of the 2013 Niagara River Region Scarecrow Display is the "Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter" exhibition in Youngstown. Resident Deborah Fox's block-long display won the "Best in Show" award.
Becoming sensitive to dementia
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 10:05 pm
We pulled on plastic gloves with the fingertips filled with corn kernels, donned glasses that distorted our vision and tried to follow and write down a series of instructions delivered only once while the room was darkened and distracting noise was broadcast.
Jacobs, Rath, Zucchetti honored during Niagara University convocation
Wed, Oct 23rd 2013 12:40 pm
NU's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management held its 13th annual convocation in Alumni Chapel. Sponsored by the Maid of the Mist Corp., the convocation is the college's showcase event, during which it annually honors national and international leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Hockey programming plans announced for HARBORcenter
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 03:30 pm
HARBORcenter President John Koelmel made several announcements regarding hockey programming at HARBORcenter, including the hiring of Kevyn Adams as vice president and director of the HARBORcenter Academy of Hockey, a premier hockey training and development program at the complex.
NU freshman receives Overcoming Obstacles Award, $10,000 scholarship
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 03:25 pm
Enuel "Matthew" Caraballo, a Niagara University freshman from Brooklyn, will receive the 2013 Overcoming Obstacles Student Achievement Award from the Community for Education Foundation at a dinner to be held at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
Village of Lewiston honors Doug Janese
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston issued a proclamation to Town of Lewiston Superintendent of Highways Doug Janese Monday in recognition of his department's contributions to the village.
Mansion Candlelight Tours continue
Sat, Oct 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Van Horn Mansion in nearby Burt is holding its popular Candlelight Tours fundraiser again this year. People learn about the history of the mansion and hear ghost stories as they tour the entire building - from the basement to the attic.
First baby delivered in new operating theater
Fri, Oct 18th 2013 09:15 pm
Women's Services Director Susan V. Martin, left, and Mitika Bailey of Niagara Falls get acquainted with Bailey's newborn daughter, Ne'vayeh Katrina Pace, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Honoring our nation's heroes
Fri, Oct 18th 2013 08:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz escorted 27 local veterans to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, on his Western New York Heroes Flight. Most were World War II veterans, but a few Korean War vets also were included.
NT: Mayor Ortt announces $343,000 grant received for Carnegie Art Center
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 03:35 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt announced the city was awarded a grant in the amount of $343,000 from the New York State Office of Community Renewal to make improvements at the Carnegie Art Center.
Top chefs crowned at Memorial's third annual 'Ladies Night Out'
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 03:30 pm
Executive Chef Kate Elliott, fourth from left, and the culinary team from The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls celebrate their victory at Wednesday's "Healthy Chef Competition," which was sponsored by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Dominique Wilkins, 'Human Highlight Reel,' targets diabetes in Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:55 pm
Dominique Wilkins provided guests at the Niagara Falls Culinary Center with diabetes education and prevention tips.
Antiques and fine arts auction to benefit Community Missions
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 12:30 pm
Three Depression-era antique toy train sets - Lionel, Marx and Atlas - will be among the hundreds of items auctioned off at Community Missions' antique and fine arts auction on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.
Stella Niagara campus observe Peace Week
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
Students, faculty and administrators of Stella Niagara Education Park recently celebrated Peace Week.

Peace Week at Stella Niagara coincides with the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the Sisters of St. Francis.

Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School awards free year of tuition
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School recently offered visitors of its open house events an opportunity to win a full year of free tuition. Niagara Catholic has announced Kaitlyn Simmons is the recipient of a full year of free tuition at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School.
Mount St. Mary's Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction is Oct. 26
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 06:30 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 33rd annual Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston.
Video: Niagara University cuts ribbon on B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 11:50 pm
"This truly is a historic day at Niagara University, one that will forever change the scientific research and teaching that happens on our campus."
Sea Scouts clean historic headstones in Lewiston Cemetery
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 11:25 pm
Local Sea Scouts from Ship 1812 spent the later part of the summer cleaning headstones in Lewiston Cemetery. It was all a part of a community service project to preserve the information about the people buried on site.
 


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