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Deposits for Food donates to Falls food pantries
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 06:10 pm
Deposits for Food presented its annual holiday donations to two Niagara Falls food pantries, Community Missions and Heart, Love & Soul. Checks to the pantries were presented in November and December to cover the Thanksgiving/Christmas seasons.
Niagara County Dept. of Health offers free evidence-based workshops
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free workshops throughout Niagara County for individuals with any ongoing health condition; for example, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain and high blood pressure.
Dave & Adam's acquires piece of Sabres history
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Dave & Adam's has announced one of the most historic pieces in Buffalo sports history has come home: the original 1970 document awarding an NHL franchise to Buffalo.
Adoption STAR: 73 children in Erie County seeking permanent placement through adoption
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Adoption STAR is seeking permanent adoptive families for children in foster care. Enrollment is open for adoption education classes starting in January 2018.
WBFO establishes veterans news desk
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
WBFO-FM 88.7 has established a new veterans news desk with funding from Saint Bonaventure University. The desk began airing reports this month.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital prepares for CEO transition at start of new year
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
With the new year comes a changing of the guard at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health. Walter Ludwig, Kenmore Mercy's chief operating officer since 2009, will take over the reins of the north town hospital, as James Millard, president and CEO, will retire at the start of 2018.
Niagara County to participate in statewide STOP-DWI holiday season crackdown enforcement effort
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
Western New York REDC awarded $68.8 million for 112 projects
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:05 pm
As part of Round VII of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) was awarded $68.8 million for 112 projects that build on the region's assets to invest in the future. The announcement, which supports projects in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties, was made Wednesday in Albany.
More than $300,000 in historic preservation grants available
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:05 pm
Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for Preserve New York grants. Preserve New York is a signature grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Preservation League of New York State, with additional support from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
Schneiderman: 'I will sue to stop illegal rollback of net neutrality'
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:05 pm
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement upon the Federal Communications Commission's vote, announcing he will lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the rollback of net neutrality:
Jim Bittner named Friend of Cornell Cooperative Extension
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:45 pm
The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. At the annual state yearend luncheon, the Friend of Extension Award was given to someone who embodies that mission: Jim Bittner of Appleton.
Michele Beiter named director at Space Between
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:40 pm
Space Between in Lockport announced Michele Beiter is joining the facility's team as director. In this role, Beiter will work with clients and customers as they look to reserve the space for their meetings, trainings and brainstorming sessions, as well as coordinate logistics of catering, excursion packages and other add-on needs.
Local Christmas Mass to air on WKBW-TV
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:35 pm
Daybreak TV Productions of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has Christmas programming that will air on local television in the coming days.
Lewiston Town Board approves new water rates; hears about bar fight
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:05 pm
Monday's work session saw the Lewiston Town Board, as anticipated, move on setting new water rates for town residential and business users.
UB project aims to ease burden on caregivers assisting older adults with cognitive decline
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
Anyone who's helped an ailing loved one knows the job of a caregiver is not easy. The challenges are daily and range from lifting a spouse out of bed, to bathing, to coming to the realization that the care recipient's condition is likely only to worsen. The challenges become harder when cognitive decline is added.
Red Nose Day campaign returns to NBC with a night of special programming May 24, 2018
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
On Wednesday it was announced Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, will return to NBC with a night of special primetime programming on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
ASI of Western New York appoints interim executive director, 2 directors
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
At a recent board of directors meeting, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York appointed an interim executive director and two new directors:
Higgins cosponsors Save Net Neutrality Act
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is cosponsoring The Save Net Neutrality Act (H.R. 4585), a bill introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from proceeding through the process of repealing net neutrality rules.
Pistol recertification town hall set for Falls
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski knows an unpopular gun control law is raising lots of concerns for area residents, so Saturday he will be in Niagara Falls to help residents navigate new state-imposed legal requirements to keep their legally owned handguns.
Festival of Trees at NYPA Power Vista
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 12:40 pm
The New York Power Authority kicked off its annual Festival of Trees last weekend as part of its "Deck the Halls" event. Visitors can now view more than 60 colorful trees, which are spread out across the two-building Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project.
Village of Lewiston ZBA denies Benjamin Homes variance request
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 07:00 am
Almost two-dozen Village of Lewiston residents came to the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday night to oppose a dimensional variance request for a new build at lot No. 210 on South Third Street. Many hands were raised to voice an opinion but, before anyone had a chance to speak, ZBA Chairman H. John Ritter essentially took the words out of their mouths. He said he couldn't vote in favor of a municipal code alteration, which, he said, would "devalue" the neighboring properties.
Niagara County adopts $343m spending plan
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 11:05 pm
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $343 million budget plan Tuesday night that reduces spending reducing taxes to their lowest level in decades, at $7.10 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Enrollment open for Artpark 2018 Theatre Academy & Art Camps
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 05:45 pm
Enrollment is now open for 2018 Artpark Theatre Academy and Art Camp sessions. Artpark Theatre Academy is set to take place July 9-Aug. 5, 2018 (ages 10-18); four weeklong sessions of Art Camp will begin July 9 (ages 9-14).
Lewiston Garden Club celebrates Christmas
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 05:45 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club celebrated its Christmas luncheon Tuesday at the Youngstown Yacht Club. The group is shown with gifts and food baskets collected for four families from Community Missions in Niagara Falls.
New downtown home of Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at UB officially opens
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:25 pm
Sixty-four years after moving to the University at Buffalo's South Campus, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has returned to downtown Buffalo.
Lewiston Senior Center celebrates holiday season by giving back to Lew-Port, Heart & Soul families
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:20 pm
As part of a holiday luncheon program on Tuesday, the Lewiston Senior Center donated dozens of presents to needy Lewiston-Porter Central School District families, and even more canned goods to the Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls. In addition, scarves were given to the Youngstown Porter Community Christmas Baskets program.
Dustin Lynch to perform at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino; plus 'Price Is Right Live' headed to town
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:50 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced Tuesday that country music superstar Dustin Lynch will perform inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, March 31, 2018 (8 p.m.) Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Dec. 15.
2017 CommunityCare Grant awarded to both WNY STEM & Danceability
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:50 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced the recipients of its third-annual CommunityCare Grant: WNY STEM and Danceability. Each program will receive $5,000 toward their respective missions for the Western New York community.
NU's ROTC program among national leaders in army cyber branch placement
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:50 pm
Niagara University's ROTC program is the nation's top ROTC producer of second lieutenants for the Army cyber branch, which focuses on developing software and cyber warfare. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point follows a separate process to assess cyber officers.
Cub Scouts learn to save like 'Avengers'
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
Cub Scout Pack No. 855 enjoyed a fun and educational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, when Jennifer Grier, marketing specialist with Greater Niagara FCU, was invited for an interactive financial literacy workshop. The scouts learned the importance of saving money and making a plan for future purchases "Avengers" style.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club receives accolades, donations at December meeting
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
Community support was the topic at the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston's dinner meeting Wednesday Dec. 6, at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Chris Jacobs honors Veteran of the Month Dennis Smilinich
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced City of Tonawanda resident and retired U.S. Army veteran Dennis Smilinich was selected as the 60th Senate District Veteran of the Month for December. Jacobs made the announcement and presented Smilinich with a proclamation at a meeting of the Tonawanda's American Legion Post 264.
Harmonia Chamber Singers to perform in Lewiston, Buffalo
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 03:50 pm
The Harmonia Chamber Singers, under the guidance of Artistic Director Robert Pacillo, presents "Christmas by Candlelight." The group continues its tradition of a-cappella Advent and Christmas music, performed in the beauty of candlelight.
Enter NFP's holiday coloring contests
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 03:20 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications once again invites children to participate in its annual holiday coloring contests.
Zemsky congratulates 12 New York-based productions nominated for 2018 Golden Globe Awards
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Empire State Development, President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky on Monday congratulated 12 New York-based productions that earned 29 nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
'Elf Jr. The Musical' is 'Best way to spread Christmas cheer'
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 01:45 pm
"Elf Jr. The Musical," produced by Teal's Niagara Theatre, will be staged at The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, inside the Grand Theatre.
ECHDC approves GPP for Canalside interpretive structures project
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 01:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved two items: the adoption of the general project plan (GPP) for the Canalside interpretive structures project, and an environmental consultant services contract.
Rotary Club volunteers for Salvation Army in season of giving
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 11:45 am
The Rotary Club of Lockport and its high school counterpart, Rotary Interact, have been active with volunteer activity this past week.
'Christmas in the 1950s': December 'Family Night' at History Center
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 11:40 am
Revisit "Christmas in the 1950s" for a glimpse of some holiday magic as the Niagara County History Center presents its next "Family Night," from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Navigate ice and snow: AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 11:40 am
About 46 percent of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.

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