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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus is coming to town
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Christmas trees were lit Friday night in downtown Niagara Falls and in the Village of Lewiston.
Youngstown readies for Christmas in the Village
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Up next, it's the seventh annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10. Presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local businesses, this community event kicks off at 10 a.m. and continues all day with a number of holiday-themed events taking place at the Red Brick School Village Center, at area businesses and throughout Youngstown.
Historic Alt House recognized
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
The Town of Grand Island's Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented a third plaque in its historic building project on Friday, Nov. 24, at the home of Nicole Gerber and Dave Reilly.
FASNY offers safety tips as temperature drops
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 04:55 pm
Temperatures are dropping across New York, and the Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to remain safe as they begin to heat their homes for the winter.
Canadian duo wins Great Lakes International Ice Carving Competition
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:50 pm
After 32 hours of intense sawing, chiseling and sculpting to create giant works of art made entirely out of ice, the second annual Great Lakes International Ice Carving Competition bestowed top honors to Ross and Antonio Baisas of Quebec.
Assemblyman Ceretto: HEAP can help cut heating costs this winter
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:40 pm
Winters in Western New York are notoriously harsh, making preparation essential to surviving the cold months ahead. For many families, the rising cost of heating can be a serious concern. Unfortunately, some have to choose between turning on the heat or putting food on the table.
'Deposits for Food' spreads holiday cheer to area food pantries
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:25 am
Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston has begun his fourth year of "Deposits for Food" (D4F), a collection of returnable container and scrap metal to benefit three Niagara County food pantries: Community Missions, Heart, Love and Soul, and Care and Share of Ransomville.
Polar bears on the move
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:20 am
On Monday, three polar bears from three different zoos traveled a combined 1,600 miles to their new homes. The Buffalo Zoo teamed up with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin, as part of a species survival plan recommendation to support polar bear conservation.
#GivingTuesday is back
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:00 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier has big plans for Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), which is Nov. 29. More than 100 volunteers will visit the agency as part of the event, while many collections throughout the area are also planned.
Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark elected to Association of Film Commissioners international board
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
The Association of Film Commissioners International has announced Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark was elected to the organization's board of directors.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club donates to Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 04:05 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held its annual Steve Washuta Clam Bake this past summer and raised $5,000 for the Steve Washuta Cardiac Center at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Lewiston Odd Fellows to collect Christmas donations
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:20 pm
From noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), will collect items for the needy at the Lewiston Christmas Walk. Members seek new or gently used hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and socks. Cans of soup with pull tops will also gratefully be accepted.
Holiday festival set to begin
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 03:10 pm
2016 marks the 12th year for what has become a time-honored holiday tradition in Western New York. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg will flip the switch on more than 1 million twinkling lights on a newly expanded drive through route at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.
Buffalo Sabres' Zach Bogosian announces 'Casino for a Cause'
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian announced plans for "Casino for a Cause," which is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo.
Tickets now on sale for 2016 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for its 12th annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in historic Lewiston.
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help families in need of holiday meals
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:50 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry local families, the 11th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger," presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, will be held from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the Eastern Hills Mall parking lot, 4545 Transit Road in Williamsville.
Pancakes for a purpose
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 04:40 pm
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its annual Tony Guthrie Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, and served more than 300 breakfasts at the Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall.
Aquarium of Niagara's 'Save our Penguins' campaign continues
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 04:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's "Save our Penguins" campaign is growing closer to its targeted total.
Niagara Community Center opens, begins to serve area youth
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:35 am
The new Niagara Community Center is now up and running, providing a new place for youth to thrive and learn through sporting and educational activities.
Helping others in Ukraine
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:50 pm
Thanks to the initiative of cardiologist Dr. Zina Hajduczok, of Lewiston Cardiology (pictured at left with perioperative business/systems supervisor Becky Shively), and the cooperation of central services and surgery, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has put together a shipment of medical supplies bound for the Ukraine.
Wound Center of Niagara named Center of Excellence
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of RestorixHealth's Center of Excellence award.
Premier 2017 to honor Dr. Chandan, James Roscetti
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 06:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor a beloved physician and a prominent Niagara Falls attorney for their service to the hospital and the community at The 2017 Premier, Memorial's annual dinner gala.
Mark Briglio named president of Lewiston Kiwanis Club
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:50 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club announced Mark Briglio was recently installed as the president of the club for 2016-17. He previously served as the vice president and president-elect.
Heart Center of Niagara to expand diagnostic services
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
The new camera will equip a second cardiac stress-testing lab at the heart center and is part of a $320,000 expansion that will include expanded echocardiography capabilities.
Community Missions to hold antiques & fine arts auction
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:20 pm
Community Missions will hold an antiques and fine arts auction at the Presbyterian Church in Youngstown on Sunday, Nov. 13.
French Heritage Day will share early Niagara history on Nov. 5
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 05:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 5, Old Fort Niagara will present "French Heritage Day" through a series of interactive and educational activities for the public. The programs will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will convey the influence and impact of the French on Niagara's early history, from 1726-59.
YBPA dedicates new signpost
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association showed off its newly completed signpost located at the intersection of Main, Lockport and Water streets.
Niagara Falls: Work begins on Memorial's new cardiac/stroke care facility
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:20 pm
Construction began this week on a new, $4.3-million inpatient cardiac/stroke care unit at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Avoiding roadway tragedy: Drivers, pedestrians, parents must take action
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 11:30 am
Sometimes it only takes a moment of distraction or inattention, poor visibility, or inappropriate speed for tragedy to strike on a roadway.
Schoellkopf rededication to include David's Path tribute
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 06:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will mark completion of more than $2 million in upgrades at its Schoellkopf Health Center at 11 a.m. Tuesday with a rededication ceremony and a tribute to the employee for whom its hospice unit is named.
Best local apples for bushels and baking
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 08:55 am
When October rolls into Western New York, it brings with it warm sunrays, crisp air and a bountiful harvest. There is a sense of nostalgia, getting back to routines and comfort that only a knit sweater and nature's sweet bounty can bring.
LCA presents 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald'
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:40 pm
The legend lives on. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, the Lewiston Council on the Arts will present "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston.
Iacovitti awarded Junior Volunteer Scholarship
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 12:55 pm
Anneliese Iacovitti of Niagara Falls has been awarded Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's 2016 Junior Volunteer Scholarship.
Lew-Port to present 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
In the spirit of Halloween, the Lewiston-Porter Drama Club presents "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a ghost story adapted by Lindsay Price from the original work by Washington Irving.
Buffalo-based writer launches literary travel series
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:55 am
"Pearls, Plates & Planes," the travel and lifestyle blog of Full Plate Publicity, will house "Forty Before 40" and "Page to Pantry," two new series that will be published on a regular basis.
Going pink for breast cancer awareness
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:35 am
Staff members from the Imaging Center at Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently gathered on "Go Pink Day" at the hospital in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Go Pink Day" was just one activity held at the hospital this month to promote awareness.
NHL regular season begins this week with 'Wednesday Night Rivalry' doubleheader on NBCSN
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:55 am
Coming off the most-watched full NHL regular season on cable in 22 years, NBC Sports Group continues its storied history of hockey coverage this week with three premier "Face-Off" matchups to begin the 2016-17 NHL regular season and a new "NHL Overtime" postgame show.
Decorate a pumpkin, send us a picture and enter to win
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:20 pm
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or craziest pumpkin designs can win you one of three great prize packs in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
DA Flaherty has Erie County Hall lit in purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 06:55 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced Erie County Hall will be illuminated in the color purple to "Shine the Light on Domestic Violence" throughout the month of October.
Maid of the Mist goes pink
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:50 pm
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, guests who board the world-famous Maid of the Mist during the month of October will be given pink ponchos.