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Tradition of giving continues through Barb's Butterfly Effect
Sat, Nov 28th 2020 07:00 am
One of Barbara Nowakowski's greatest joys was helping the less fortunate at Christmastime, her family says. After she passed away in September, Barbara's daughters, Susan Nowakowski Miles and Diane Saddler, decided to carry on the program in their mom's memory.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Nov. 27, 2020
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 11:00 am
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Savor announces 5 uses for Thanksgiving leftovers
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 10:20 am
Each year, Market Watch estimates $293 million in food waste is generated as a result of Thanksgiving dinners and celebrations. As more families spend Thanksgiving at home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, that number is only set to increase this year. Savor aims to put these leftovers to use - and give families more opportunities to connect through cooking - by offering five new uses of Thanksgiving foods.
Update on Lewiston Road accident
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 10:20 am
State encourages New Yorkers to shop locally
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:05 am
This Saturday, Nov. 28, is "Small Business Saturday" in New York and, on Wednesday, Empire State Development, and the departments of Labor, Taxation and Finance, and Agriculture and Markets encouraged all New Yorkers to safely support their local small businesses, which are in need of help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Holiday Market going virtual
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:05 am
As small businesses continue to navigate their way through these difficult times, Willow Consulting has decided to host its annual shopping extravaganza virtually this year.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Real or artificial? This year, more than ever, Americans are likely eager to bring some holiday cheer to their lives. This could mean shopping (and doing so early) for a real Christmas tree. If it isn't properly secured on a vehicle, the tree can become a dangerous projectile, endangering others on the road. Research from AAA finds road debris caused more than 200,000 crashes during a four-year period, resulting in approximately 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths.
Village of Lewiston: Tree lighting out, sandwich boards in
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
As Niagara County and parts of Lewiston have seen an increase in the number of positive coronavirus cases of late, the village has canceled its tree-lighting ceremony.
Lewiston Lions, VFW partner to help veterans
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions and VFW Downriver Post 7487 are collecting toiletry items for our local female and male homeless veterans and those in the VA hospital and shelters. Travel and full-sized requested items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, lip balm, hand sanitizer, wipes, facial tissue packets, shampoo and lotion. A special request to remember our female veterans, as well, with donations of feminine products (tampons and sanitary pads), and size 1 and 2 diapers.
Youngstown/Porter community baskets assist needy
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
As most realize, COVID-19 has prompted some significant changes in how we plan to mark the holiday season in 2020. Many activities have been outright canceled, with others seeing curtailing or adjustments to community functions.
Ransomville to hold 'no-contact' Santa Claus parade
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Holiday celebrations in Ransomville - like those in other communities - are adjusting to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the hamlet traditionally holds its annual Lighting of the Wreaths celebration in the days following Thanksgiving, there will be some changes in store for 2020.
Local officials hand out free meals to Wheatfield seniors
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Last Friday, officials from Niagara County and the Town of Wheatfield were on hand at the Wheatfield Senior Center to hand out over 100 Thanksgiving dinners to local seniors. The event was part of Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch's "Meals With Heart From Six Feet Apart" program that he created in March to offer affordable meals to seniors in the community amid the ongoing pandemic.
New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers to get flu shot
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is reminding older adults and caregivers about the importance of getting their flu vaccination as soon as possible. Flu season is already underway - and can last as late as May. The flu shot is an essential preventive care service that should not be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York Lottery takes leading role in campaign to encourage age-appropriate gift giving
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
The New York Gaming Commission announced its Lottery division has once again joined the National Council on Problem Gambling's Gift Responsibly advocacy campaign.
Give gift of wildlife conservation with lifetime sporting license or subscription to DEC's Conservationist magazine
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced two holiday gift ideas for those who love the environment and outdoors. Each year, DEC's lifetime sporting licenses make a unique gift for outdoors enthusiasts. In addition - for a limited time - DEC is offering a one-year subscription to its award-winning Conservationist magazine at half price.
Kenan Center aims to support artists during Holiday Handmade Market
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Many artisans are eager to boost their yearend sales during the holiday season after a year of canceled shows. The Kenan Center has designed a socially distanced shopping experience that meets state mandates while giving the community a chance to shop local, and handmade.
6th annual 'Art Off The Wall' is going virtual
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 06:55 am
Join the Carnegie Art Center as it celebrates the sixth annual "Art Off The Wall" exhibition and fundraiser to benefit the North Tonawanda venue.
Amid pandemic, M&T Bank's 'Gift of Warmth' campaign takes on added urgency
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
M&T Bank announced its "Gift of Warmth" campaign, the region's longest-running warm clothing collection program, is open and running through Jan. 8, 2021. At all of M&T's 64 area branches, Western New Yorkers can donate new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and coats for local children and adults.
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection provides consumers with tips for buying gift cards & gift certificates this holiday season
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
As part of its seven-part consumer alert holiday series, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection recommends New Yorkers be informed consumers when purchasing gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season.
NFIB: Small Business Saturday more important than ever this year
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
Small Business Saturday falls on Nov. 28 this year, in one of the most difficult years ever for many locally owned businesses across the state. That's especially true for restaurants, retail shops and fitness-related businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is encouraging New Yorkers to support small businesses in a variety of ways on Small Business Saturday and beyond.
Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit, Santa's Workshop, BOGO Day at Botanical Gardens
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens' annual poinsettia and railway exhibit will run Nov. 27 through Jan. 3, 2021. The annual "Santa's Workshop" event will take place Dec. 11-12. A buy one, get one admission (BOGO) day will round out the fun on Dec. 28 to celebrate the holiday season.
Obituary: Patricia Darlene Smith (nee VanDyke)
Wed, Nov 25th 2020 06:40 pm
Patricia Darlene Smith (nee VanDyke) passed away on Nov. 20, 2020. A resident of Grand Island for over 60 years, she moved here from Terre Haute, Indiana, and was a resident of Garden Gate Skilled Nursing in Cheektowaga since 2018.
Ensol Inc. gives thanks to Mount St. Mary's Hospital through generous donation of meal
Wed, Nov 25th 2020 06:35 pm
As a longtime supporter of the work of the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, Ensol Inc. took a special approach this year to support the hospital. As a sign of its deep appreciation for the nurses, doctors and therapists working on the holiday, Ensol graciously donated over 165 meals catered by Osteria 166 to hospital staff in celebration of Thanksgiving.
State Police crackdown on impaired & reckless driving over Thanksgiving weekend
Wed, Nov 25th 2020 12:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will participate in a special traffic enforcement initiative to crack down on unsafe driving behaviors during the Thanksgiving holiday. The special traffic enforcement period starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday.
Final day to register for 10th annual Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Forum
Wed, Nov 25th 2020 12:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced the final day of registration for New York state's 10th annual Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Forum. He urged those interested in participating to visit the event's website to sign up.
Students around world create COVID-19-themed comics through UB program
Wed, Nov 25th 2020 07:00 am
A team of University at Buffalo researchers used the power of storytelling through comic books to help high school students around the world better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC features Jimmy Fallon & The Roots with a special appearance by Dolly Parton
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 06:05 pm
This Thanksgiving, the time-honored phrase "Let's Have a Parade" will cue the start of a reimagined celebration that will safely bring the magic of the 94th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - the nation's most cherished holiday tradition - to once again kick off the holiday season.
Spend 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center'
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 06:00 pm
NBC is ringing in the holiday season with its iconic "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special on Wednesday, Dec. 2 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
NBC starts 2021 with Tina Fey comedy, fan favorite gameshows & return of Emmy Award winner 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist'
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 05:55 pm
NBC is starting the new year on a high note with the launch of the new Robert Carlock and Tina Fey-created and produced comedy "Mr. Mayor," the time period premiere of new medical series "Nurses" and the anticipated season two return of critically acclaimed "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist."
Peyton Manning set to quarterback new NBC battle of the brains series 'College Bowl'
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 05:55 pm
Some of the greatest rivalries among the nation's universities are being moved from the playing field to the quiz show space as NBC has given a series order to the iconic program "College Bowl," hosted by two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning, with his brother Cooper Manning as sideline reporter.
Cuomo announces partnership with Walmart, Community Service Society of New York, Coca-Cola, Wegmans, HelloFresh, National Supermarket Association & Stew Leonard's to feed over 50,000
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the state is partnering with Walmart, the Community Service Society of New York, Coca-Cola, Wegmans, HelloFresh, the National Supermarket Association and Stew Leonard's this week to help deliver Thanksgiving meals to feed more than 50,000 people.
Town of Niagara drop box available, meetings on Zoom
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:50 pm
Due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases, the Town of Niagara is holding board meetings via Zoom until further notice. The call-in number is 1-646-558-8656, and the meeting number 2669962599. The agenda and additional information is available online at and on the Town of Niagara Facebook page.
SBA: Make a big difference on Small Business Saturday
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:50 pm
The Small Business Administration Buffalo District office is encouraging shopping at local small businesses on Small Business Saturday.
CW Seed, 'Entertainment Tonight' reunite cast of new '90210' for reunion special
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:50 pm
More than seven years after audiences said goodbye, the cast of "90210," The CW's spinoff of the iconic drama, is reuniting for an original news special, "ET Presents...9021OMG! The Cast Tells All." The reunion show will be available to stream on CW Seed, The CW's streaming-only network, free and without subscription or log-in, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Catholic Health debuts WNY's first mobile simulation unit
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:05 pm
Catholic Health's new mobile simulation unit was shown off to the public on Monday, with brief remarks, a dedication and live demonstration at the Lewiston No. 1 Fire Department on North Sixth Street.
Downtown Niagara Falls unveils free DNFBA winter savings card
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:00 pm
The Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association is celebrating Small Business Saturday with the release of its complimentary DNFBA winter savings card, with offers to more than a dozen member businesses throughout downtown Niagara Falls. The card will be valid from Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28, through March 28, 2021.
Erie County 'Service Link Stop' opens doors to new beginnings
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 02:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Mental Health, in partnership with the Erie County Sheriff's Office and the Community for Greater Buffalo's Racial Equity Roundtable, has created the Erie County Service Link Stop at 120 West Eagle St., Buffalo, to connect individuals leaving detention with a comprehensive set of services to help them stabilize in the community and lead better, healthier lives.
For better heart health, step to it, two new studies say
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 02:50 pm
If you're sitting down, the findings of two major new studies led by University at Buffalo researchers are likely to get you moving.
NYS Sheriffs' Association clears the air about holiday enforcement
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 01:50 pm
Since the first COVID-19 orders issued by the New York State Health Department, sheriffs across the state have been responding to thousands of complaints of violations of those orders.

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