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Funeral home operator Denton E. Hardison passes
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 02:15 pm
Denton E. Hardison, age 86, a lifelong resident of Ransomville, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family at his home.
Donald Trump, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' stars headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 01:15 pm
Daisy Ridley discusses the blockbuster film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
10th annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger sets record in turkey donations for Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 12:10 pm
The 10th annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger, presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, collected a record 4,000 turkeys during its seven-day promotion for the Food Bank of Western New York. The number of turkeys donated nearly doubled the previous record of 2,508 turkeys in 2012.
Business honored for commitment to workforce diversity
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:30 am
People Inc. has recognized an Island business for creating what it calls "an inclusive workforce."
Obit: Mary 'Maisie' Dommell (née Gordon)
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:30 am
Long-time resident (54 years in Ferry Village), Mary "Maisie" Dommell passed away Nov. 3, 2015.
Errick Road students learn how to stay healthy during cold, flu season
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:15 am
Univera Healthcare presented the Green & Clean program at Errick Road Elementary to teach students about proper hand washing. Over 500 students and teachers participated in this innovative initiative, designed to reduce the spread of germs and illness in elementary schools.
Niagara-Wheatfield High School: Tree decorating shows true holiday spirit
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:15 am
The halls at Niagara-Wheatfield High School are a beautiful sight, - not only for the festive atmosphere they add to the school, but for what they will mean to local families in need, as well.
WNY economy moving forward
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:00 am
A presentation and panel discussion, "Economic Vision 2016 and Beyond: Creating a Vibrant Future," was held Tuesday by the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce and Niagara University at the Castellani Art Museum.
Sirk TV, The Inside Reel editor visits Niagara County
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 05:50 pm
Tim Wassberg paid a visit to Niagara County this week, making stops at the Niagara Culinary Institute, Old Fort Niagara and the Niagara Wine Trail, among other locations.
Elmwood Historic District East added to State and National Registers of Historic Places
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 04:40 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, Assemblyman Sean Ryan, Common Council Majority Leader David Rivera and Common Council Member Joel Feroleto announced the addition of the Elmwood Historic District East to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin headline USA Swimming's AT&T Winter Nationals
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 04:40 pm
NBC presents coverage of USA Swimming's AT&T Winter Nationals this Sunday, Dec. 6 (1 p.m. ET), from Federal Way, Washington. Highlighting the competition for Team USA are Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin and Nathan Adrian.
Buffalo Zoo will celebrate polar bear birthdays during 'Zooper Saturday' event
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate Luna the polar bear's birthday during a "Zooper Saturday" event this Saturday, Dec. 5.
Burning of Lewiston recalled
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
A Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance will be held on the 202nd anniversary of the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents 9th 'Holiday Bash'
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its ninth annual "Holiday Bash" from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
House passes highway legislation aimed at improving nation's infrastructure
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today released the following statement after passage of H.R. 22, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act:
10,000 Maniacs to perform at Sportmen's Tavern
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
10,000 Maniacs will perform at Sportsmen's Tavern at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
Higgins leads effort to extend renewable energy tax credits
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, led a coalition of more than 90 members of the House of Representatives in calling for the extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit as a means to advance economic opportunity and support the growth of clean energy.
Niagara University gives back as part of national #GivingTuesday movement
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:40 pm
In congruence with Niagara University's Vincentian mission to support those in need, students, alumni and friends collected over $3,500 and more than 1,000 pounds of food and nonperishable goods Dec. 1 in association with #GivingTuesday.
GNBC Chiavetta's fundraiser
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. The will coincide with the Christmas Walk.
Affidavit ballots confirm Janese as Lewiston highway superintendent
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:30 pm
The final ballots in a tight race between incumbent Lewiston Highway Superintendent Douglas Janese and challenger David Trane were opened Thursday morning in State Supreme Court. Nine newly accepted affidavits confirmed Janese would continue on for another term.
Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel joins Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop announced today Buffalo Sabres rookie center Jack Eichel has "joined the Tims team" and will serve as a celebrity spokesperson and ambassador for the brand over the next two years.
Dolly Parton's 'Coat of Many Colors' sweepstakes offers chance to win once-in-a-lifetime Smoky Mountain vacation getaway
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
Dolly Parton wants to provide one lucky winner, and three guests, a once-in-a-lifetime getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains, which includes a tour of her own Tennessee mountain home, by providing chances to win the "Coat of Many Colors" sweepstakes.
18th annual 'Christmas at Hilbert' set for Dec. 6
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
A live nativity will bring the Christmas story to life during Hilbert College's 18th annual Christmas celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The celebration will include a children's Christmas party, complete with a visit from Santa, following the nativity.
Buffalo Zoo will host first holiday tree lighting
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will offer reduced admission rates for its first ever holiday tree lighting event, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 5. Guests who enter the Buffalo Zoo after 3 p.m. that day will receive a reduced admission rate of $5 per person.
Local fire departments encouraged to apply for FEMA grant funding
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Congressman Chris Collins is encouraging local fire departments and emergency medical service providers to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Home or away for the holidays, pet parents are including the whole family
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start shopping, planning and getting excited for all that much-needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course!
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center hosts 'Rein in the Holidays' and Purina Check-R-Board Days
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 06:55 am
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center, located at 351 Union St., Hamburg, has announced its 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days lineup.
'Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015' Dec. 17
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 06:50 pm
For the 23rd year, Barbara Walters will host her annual "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015," a 90-minute ABC News special highlighting some of the year's most prominent names in entertainment, politics, sports and pop culture.
Niagara County Department of Health receives national award to promote HPV vaccine
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 06:50 pm
The National Association of County and City Health Officials notified Niagara County Department of Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton it awarded his department $35,000 to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store partners with Michael W. Smith to sponsor nationwide Christmas tour
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
Michael W. Smith will once again partner with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for his nationwide Christmas tour and the exclusive "Michael W. Smith Hymns II - Shine On Us" album, which releases Jan. 29, 2016.
Country music legend Dolly Parton, country star Cassadee Pope to perform on 'The Voice'
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
Country music legend Dolly Parton will perform one of her most personal and beloved songs, "Coat of Many Colors," on the Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8-9 p.m.), live telecast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
Arts Services Initiative announces 2015 'Give for Greatness' grant awards
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) announced the recipients of the 2015 "Give for Greatness" grants. Thirty grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each were awarded to cultural organizations across ASI's entire five-county service area thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Blake Shelton and Ellie Goulding to perform on 'The Voice'
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:25 pm
Coach Blake Shelton and international recording artist Ellie Goulding are set to perform on Monday's live telecast on NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
Goo Goo Dolls' 'A Boy Named Goo' 20th anniversary edition out now, features seven previously unreleased live tracks
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:25 pm
Goo Goo Dolls are celebrating the 20th anniversary of "A Boy Named Goo" with the release of the special anniversary edition, featuring seven previously unreleased tracks.
Steven Tyler to perform at Fallsview Casino in March
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Cited by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest singers of all time," music legend Steven Tyler will perform alongside Nashville-based band Loving Mary for two nights in March.
Meet Santa at Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Matthew O'Donoghue, age 7, of Lewiston, takes a photo with Santa Claus at Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, 5540 Porter Road, Niagara Falls (across from the old Sam's Club.) Mary Ann Hess owns Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, which specializes in gourmet chocolates.
Volunteers sought to prepare taxes at free tax prep sites
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Consumer Credit Counseling Service and the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition announced they are seeking 15-20 volunteers to register by Dec. 8 to help prepare taxes at free tax prep sites. Volunteers will undergo training this month and ultimately provide tax preparation services in Niagara County in February and March.
Aquarium of Niagara's 'Conservation Conversation' series continues Dec. 5
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Last month, the Aquarium of Niagara instituted a new three-part conservation lecture series titled "Conservation Conversation." The second talk, to be given by Dr. Sherri Mason, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.
Yahoo Community Benefit Fund grant will enable monthly family programs at Niagara History Center
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund, in conjunction with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, has awarded the Niagara County Historical Society a $4,771 grant to offer evening family programs once a month throughout 2016.
Author of 'What the Best College Teachers Do' to keynote teaching and learning conference at NU
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Niagara University's 15th annual conference on teaching and learning will take place Jan. 11-12, 2016.

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