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The Skin Cancer Foundation shares sun protection tips for tropical holiday vacations
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:30 am
With the holiday season upon us, many people are hoping to escape the cold to a sunny shore far away. A winter getaway is a great time to relax and have fun, but it's important to remember that ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause severe skin damage, sunburn and ultimately contribute to the development of skin cancer.
NYSEG and RG&E provide customer safety tips to avoid carbon monoxide exposure
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:30 am
NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, remind customers to take the proper precautions to protect themselves and their family from dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) fumes.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:30 am
Real or artificial? According to new consumer research, AAA estimates 84 million Americans (33%) will buy a real Christmas tree this holiday season. Whether purchased at a local tree lot, a fresh cut farm or a retail store, each of these trees must be transported from where it is sold to its final destination. A real Christmas tree that isn't properly secured can become a dangerous projectile, endangering others on the road.
Devlin 'Duck' Hodges & streaking Steelers host Josh Allen & Buffalo Bills in pivotal AFC playoff race matchup on NBC's Sunday Night Football
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:05 am
Rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges and the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) host Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills (9-4) on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this week in a matchup between two teams currently in position to earn AFC Wild Card positions. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Study finds association between poor diet, age-related macular degeneration
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 07:00 am
Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy were three times more likely to develop an eye condition that damages the retina and affects a person's central vision, according to the results of a study from the University at Buffalo.
Rental fraud pervasive among home, vacation property listings, Better Business Bureau study shows
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 07:00 am
The place seems like a dream come true: the right space, the right location, the right price. But is it really for rent? Or will the renter or traveler arrive to find their money gone with nowhere to stay?
Wayne Gretzky shares autograph from Tim Horton that inspired him to dream big
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 05:05 pm
No one could have predicted that a chance meeting in 1968 between a young Wayne Gretzky and hockey legend Tim Horton at a restaurant in Brantford, Ontario, would change the course of Wayne's life, and Canada's hockey history, forever.
Aquarium of Niagara will remain closed a little longer
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:40 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Aquarium of Niagara is extending the period of time it will remain closed this week while work continues on "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay."
Help Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission 'Feed the Falls'
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:30 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is in need of volunteers for its "Feed the Falls" Christmas program.
Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops donates $2,000 to FeedMore WNY
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:35 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops will donate $2,000 to FeedMore WNY through "Food2 Families," an annual food drive sponsored, in part, by Tops Markets. This donation is possible thanks to the Taste of Buffalo's participating restaurants, and the purchases of festivalgoers at the event last July.
Navigate ice & snow: AAA offers winter driving advice
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:25 pm
Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. AAA Western and Central New York wants to prepare drivers with winter driving tips to keep everyone safe on the road. The top three winter driving tips include slowing down, increasing the space between yourself and other vehicles, and braking, then turning.
New York State Office for the Aging offers winter safety tips for older New Yorkers
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:20 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers to take precautions in winter weather, as cold temperatures and heavy snow can create hazardous conditions for older adults.
LongHorn Steakhouse provides holiday breakfast, gifts for community
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:45 am
The Niagara Falls LongHorn Steakhouse served a free breakfast on Sunday to about 150 children and families who receive services from either Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier or Pinnacle Community Services (formerly Family & Children's Service of Niagara). Those same guests also took home gifts purchased by restaurant staff.
PSC: Report recommends improved compensation for rooftop solar
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:40 am
The New York State Department of Public Service staff issued a report outlining options for the Public Service Commission to consider for future compensation for generation by residential rooftop or small commercial solar customers, also known as mass-market customers
Lyft announces 5th annual Lyftie Award winners in Buffalo
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:35 am
Lyft, whose mission is "to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation," announced its fifth annual Lyftie Awards, a program that recognizes the most popular destinations in cities across the country. This year, the Lyfties expanded to celebrate more than 50 markets, including Buffalo, and refreshed its categories to celebrate multimodal transportation and its driver communities.
Rotary Club of Buffalo brings joy to area children as Toys for Tots sponsor
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Buffalo is sponsoring a Toys for Tots collection drive. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby at the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St., Buffalo, until Dec. 15.
Canisius College receives $1.8 million grant from John Templeton Foundation
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
Canisius College recently announced the John Templeton Foundation awarded a $1.8 million grant to its Institute for the Global Study of Religion (IGSOR). The grant will be used to conduct the first comprehensive, comparative and empirical study of megachurches in the global south.
'Festival of Slice' crowns pizza powers
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 03:35 pm
The award for Best Cheese went to Jaco's Pizzeria. Sammy's Pizzeria took Best Specialty for its "7-1-6" pizza, which features chicken fingers and steak. The People's Choice award went to Favorites Pizzeria in Lewiston for its honey garlic chicken pizza.
Gas prices stabilized as stocks help keep prices down
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:45 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.57, down 2 cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.42. The New York state average is $2.68 - no change from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.75.
'Family Night' at History Center
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:25 pm
The Niagara County History Center's "Family Nights" continue with fun and informative programs on the third Tuesday of the month. Dec. 17's event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a pizza supper available for a nominal donation, followed by a brief presentation and a hands-on activity appropriate for adults and children. The program concludes by 7:15 pm. The topic for this month's evening is: "A Baby Boomers' Christmas: Holiday Shopping in the 1950s and 1960s."
Want a unique holiday present? Purchase a 12-day pass to 2020 Erie County Fair
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:25 pm
For a limited time, the Erie County Agricultural Society will offer 12-day gate admission passes to the 181st Erie County Fair for $35. The sale began today and will continue until the limited supply is gone. Passes allow for one gate admission per day of the Erie County Fair (passes do not include parking.)
'Circle of Honor': Rare commemorative envelope highlights dedication date
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:25 pm
Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 has released a rare commemorative "first day cover" that will become a prized collector's item. The envelope displays the VFW symbol, the front and back of the VFW's commemorative coin, and the "Circle of Honor" postage stamp that has a Lewiston, NY, postmark dated Nov. 11, 2019 - the day the new monument was dedicated at Academy Park during a dramatic nighttime ceremony.
John Carlson, Tristan Jarry & Jack Eichel named NHL 'Three Stars' of the week
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:20 pm
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 8.
Morning ceremony honoring Tuscaroras set for Dec. 19
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 01:55 pm
Local officials, Native Americans and volunteers will assemble for a brief remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road in Lewiston. The public is invited to attend and is welcomed to partake in a Dutch-treat fellowship breakfast at Syros Restaurant immediately after the ceremony.
'The Wheels of Soul Tour' makes Artpark stop July 14, as Lewiston welcomes back Tedeschi Trucks Band
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 01:45 pm
Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Wheels of Soul Tour" returns to the Artpark Amphitheater on July 14, 2020, as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" series. Tedeschi Trucks Band will be joined by eight-piece soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones plus singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gabe Dixon. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
Santa arrives at Niagara Power Vista on Saturday
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority holds its annual "Deck the Halls" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the admission-free Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
'Blue Christmas Service' in Youngstown
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
The "Blue Christmas Service" at First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at 100 Church St.
WNY's business women groups celebrate
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
Western New York businesswomen will come together for networking and cheer when the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 500 Pearl St., Buffalo. The cost is $35 for NAWBO members and $40 for guests. Register online at www.nawbowny.org/.
GNBC's iconic 'Nutcracker' takes stage this weekend
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road. The GNBC's production showcases both local and Canadian dancers in a ballet set to the direction of artistic director Beverley Feder, FISTD, FCUSA, FICIA. In addition, local character actors and brave parents will participate in the Act I party scene.
VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 01:50 pm
Santa Claus flew into the Village of Lewiston on Saturday morning to kickoff Christmas Walk weekend. He was accompanied on his PatProctorCopter by Mrs. Claus and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick. Once the Rainbow Air crew landed, Santa greeted Mayor Anne Welch, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly, and 2019 Peach Queen Victoria Skrlin-Kozak.
Golden Age Center: Light Up the Boulevard supported at GAC
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
In support of the annual Light Up the Boulevard parade and festival, several Golden Age Center members have created a miniature replica of this event. Members who helped make this indoor version are, pictured, standing: Pat Ehinger, sitting: Lorraine Wilcox, kneeling: Anna Vaccaro.
Kelly's Country Store makes donation to DeGlopper Memorial
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Each year, Kelly's Country Store donates a portion of the previous year's proceeds of their on-site fresh Christmas tree sales to worthy causes that are dear to the Kelly family. The Kelly family choose the DeGlopper Memorial because this is the place on Grand Island where residents, past, present and future who proudly serve their country, are remembered and honored.
Grand Island Town Board: Residents concerned with suspected solar farm
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Suspicious that a new solar farm will be developed in their neighborhood, several Islanders criticized plans to rezone two pieces of property near the intersection of Alvin and Whitehaven roads up the road from the WNY Welcome Center.
Above and Beyond: Sadkowski chosen 2020 chief of Grand Island Fire Co.
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2020 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at fire headquarters.
10th annual Youngstown 'Christmas in The Village': Holiday celebrations continue in northern Niagara
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Over past weeks, residents and visitors in our neck of the woods have certainly had the opportunity to experience and be part of a multitude of holiday delights. That included the "Noel of Niagara" light display that continues throughout the season at the Town of Niagara's Veterans Park on Lockport Road; holiday shopping offerings such as Small Business Saturday in Lewiston and Sanborn, "Jingle Falls USA" in Niagara Falls; last weekend's Ransomville Festival of Lights; and Friday evening's Holiday Light Up Parade in Newfane.
Grandma D's Pizzeria: Destino family returns to Creek Road
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Indeed, the Destino family has returned to 3909 Creek Road. Signs on and in front of the building boldly state, "Grandma D's Pizzeria" and "The Original Destino's."
Grand Island Town Board: Light Up the Boulevard 2019 dedicated to Fran McMahon
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its regular meeting Monday in Town Hall extolling this weekend's Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Light Up the Boulevard Parade and Festival.
PHOTOS, VIDEO & MORE: It's the most wonderful time of the year in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 10:45 pm
Niagara County boasted a bevy of holiday tree-lighting ceremonies, artisan markets, dinners, singalongs and family events this past week.
Education advocate Melodie Baker announces candidacy for Congress
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 06:10 pm
Veteran education advocate and Democrat Melodie Baker recently announced her candidacy for Congress in New York's open 27th Congressional District, following the resignation of Republican Chris Collins after he pled guilty to insider trading charges.
NYPA collaborates with NYS utilities to refine mutual aid procedures for emergencies in advance of winter storm season
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 06:10 pm
The New York Power Authority, along with its New York state utility partners, has reviewed and updated its mutual assistance protocol in advance of the winter storm season. The update further details and strengthens the escalation of requests and coordination of mutual assistance resources with the electric industry national mutual assistance programs, which bring resources throughout the U.S. to New York in the event of widespread electric outages.
 

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