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Youngstown Civic Guild opens 2019 Community Christmas Baskets Program
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
Giving and compassion for those in need around us is a year-round concern, but particularly so during the holiday season.
Veterans BBQ fundraiser benefits two posts
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
Organizers of the recent veterans barbecue fundraiser gather at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. firehall. Shown, from left are: Cmdr. Rich Newman of O. Leo Curtiss Post 830, newly elected 1st District Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers, Molly Haigh, and Gary Zanardi of Youngstown Lake Ontario Post 313.
Holiday Market returns with one-of-a-kind gifts, 'Golden Ticket' promotion
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
For the past two years, Jamie Symmonds' Holiday Market has been the place to go to find unique, handmade gifts while enjoying a holiday atmosphere - and probably a few other things - inside the majestic Brickyard Brewing Company.
State encourages New Yorkers to shop locally on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 12:00 pm
Empire State Development and the New York State Departments of Labor, Taxation and Finance, and Agriculture and Markets today encouraged all New Yorkers to support their local small businesses on Small Business Saturday, which falls this year on Nov. 30. By choosing to shop locally Saturday, and every day, New Yorkers are investing in their neighborhoods, strengthening their communities, and keeping tax dollars within the Empire State.
Thanksgiving shooting
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 09:30 am
On Thursday around 2:43 a.m., Town of Niagara Police officer Dobmeier heard the sound of exchanging gun fire coming from the area of the Power City Lodge on Delaware Avenue where there was a large party going on. As Dobmeier was approaching the scene, he observed a Cadillac SUV leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.
Harmonia Chamber Singers to perform Christmas concerts in December
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Harmonia Chamber Singers will present "Christmas With Harmonia," a concert of traditional advent and Christmas music. Harmonia music director Robert Duerr will conduct.
Local chapter of Compassionate Friends to hold candle-lighting ceremony
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
The Western New York chapter of The Compassionate Friends will host a candle-lighting service at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, to remember and celebrate the lives of children lost too soon. The ceremony will take place at The Meeting House, located at 5658 Main St., Williamsville.
NBC's 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' special returns Dec. 4 to celebrate & revel in festive holiday season
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
NBC celebrates the holiday season in style with its popular "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special on Wednesday, Dec. 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
American Cancer Society announces new hotel partners providing complimentary rooms to cancer patients being treated away from home
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer patients needing to travel to Erie County now have one less worry: Where to stay during treatment.
'Shop Small' in Sanborn
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Sanborn's Business Association is hosting its fifth annual Shop Local / Shop Sanborn event for Small Business Saturday. For the first time, it has expanded into a full weekend of deals and holiday comforts for those who are in the know.
Shop local to support our communities this holiday season
Thu, Nov 28th 2019 07:00 am
During the holiday season, Americans across the country have a unique opportunity to strengthen their local economies, support their communities, and get great services and products by "shopping small" - patronizing small businesses in their own communities. The holidays give us all the chance to reconnect with our neighbors and, whether you're grabbing a cup of coffee from the shop around the corner or shopping at a local bookstore, every purchase at a small business makes a difference to those who matter most: our neighbors.
Samana Salt Spa team speaks at conference
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:35 pm
Jim Fittante and Cheryl Krouse of Samana Salt Spa recently served as speakers for the Salt Therapy Association conference in Orlando. They were invited to participate based on their knowledge of salt spa benefits, and the success they've already had with their new Lewiston business.
Aquarium of Niagara to close for construction
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:20 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will be closed to the public for 10 days, Monday, Dec. 2, through Wednesday, Dec. 11, for construction on its upcoming $1.85 million exhibit, "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay."
NCCC receives $400,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for volleyball program
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
The NCCC Foundation is the recipient of a $400,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. This three-year grant supports a youth sport/leadership program between Niagara County Community College and the Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda School Districts.
N-W school board hears Unified Sport proposal
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
After coming out of executive session, Wednesday night's Niagara-Wheatfield Regular School Board Meeting began with two presentations.
Structural engineering company recognized by Tonawandas Chamber of Commerce
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
RAC Engineering, P.C. is a premier Structural Engineering firm founded in 2009 by Robert A. Curtis, PE. Curtis has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the construction and engineering industry. Unique to the industry, Curtis began his career in the field on construction sites experiencing the real time application of design initiatives.
Thanksgiving season kicks off at N-W School District
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together as a community and to celebrate good times by eating together and playing some games.
Volunteers are backbone at charitable works in North Tonawanda
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
The holiday season is here and many are taking the time to give back. However, it should be remembered that, for all the donations made during the holiday season, that generosity may end up just being something for the holidays.
Niagara University Student Government Association spreads holiday cheer in Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:20 pm
Last Saturday, 75 future leaders from Niagara University's Student Government Association were in the north and south ends of Niagara Falls to decorate for the holiday season.
Tree-lighting, fireworks & Santa to kickoff 15th annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:20 pm
This Friday, the switch will be flipped to illuminate more than 1 million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 15th season. This time-honored, Western New York holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Cold weather ushers in M&T Bank's 'Gift of Warmth'
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:10 pm
M&T Bank recently announced the return of its "Gift of Warmth" campaign, the region's longest-running warm clothing collection program. At all of M&T's 65 local branches, Western New Yorkers can donate new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and coats now through Jan. 3. All donations are given to local families served by The Salvation Army of Buffalo.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens continues to gather support for a 40,000-square-foot expansion
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc. adopted a master plan for the future of the Botanical Gardens and has engaged the community to measure and gain support for the proposed 40,000-square-foot expansion. Informational meetings have been conducted with local community organizations, partners, government entities and community leaders to explain the expansion plan and secure input to ensure the plan addresses the needs of the community.
Mount St. Mary's receives top grade in hospital safety grade report
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 11:50 am
Mount St. Mary's was the only hospital in Niagara County to receive an "A" in The Leapfrog Group's fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade Report of more than 2,600 hospitals across the country.
NYSEG and RG&E preparing for potential high winds
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 11:45 am
NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., are preparing for the potential of high winds and light snow impacting regions of their service areas Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning. The storm is expected to impact most of the NYSEG and RG&E footprint, which includes the Western New York, Rochester, Southern Tier, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Westchester regions. The Plattsburgh area is expected to be spared from high wind gusts, but may see 2-3 inches of snow.
Lew Custode contributing to Salvation Army red kettle collections
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame jazz trumpeter Lew Custode will once again donate his talents to help raise funds for this year's Salvation Army Christmas fund drive.
'Jingle Falls' begins
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
Jingle Falls USA will kick-off its three-week holiday celebration this Saturday, Nov. 30. The event will once again feature the Niagara Falls "Community Candlelight Stroll" from City Hall (795 Main St.) to Old Falls Street USA - where the Christmas tree will be lit. Participants are invited to gather in the City Hall parking lot beginning at 4:30 p.m. The stroll will start at City Hall to Old Falls Street at 5 p.m.
'Sabres Skills Challenge' presented by New Era Cap set for Jan. 5
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for the second annual "Sabres Skills Challenge" presented by New Era Cap, on Sunday, Jan. 5, at KeyBank Center. Current Sabres players will be divided into two teams to compete against each other in an all-star-style event designed for fans of all ages. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz provide pre-Thanksgiving anti-DWI update
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz provided an update Tuesday on driving while intoxicated arrests in Erie County in 2019. He also encouraged safe driving around the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Higgins: $1 million-plus federal AmeriCorps grant for Mission:Ignite
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday announced Mission:Ignite was awarded a three-year $1,021,122 federal grant to oversee a program that engages AmeriCorps members in expanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills among area youth. Mission:Ignite will match the grant with $449,000, while an additional $472,000 in AmeriCorps education awards will be available to participating AmeriCorps members, bringing total investment in the program to $1.942 million.
Michelle Glynn: What's old is new again
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
It takes talent honed over a period of time to master the art of antiquing - skills that are cultivated by research, practice, patience and, ultimately, a trained eye.
WNY turning green for Junior Achievement Kids
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
Junior Achievement is currently celebrating its centennial. Strathmore Paper Founder Horace Moses, AT&T Chairman Theodore Vail and U.S. Sen. Murray Crane started JA in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts. JA's founding was in response to families moving from farms to the growing industrial cities. The goal was to provide young people with the skills they would need to be successful adults in their new communities.
REACH out to help community youth in need
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
The REACH (Restorative Environments Allowing Children Hope) Division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth, ages 7-17. We are challenged with providing services to the needy, troubled and emotionally disturbed population in Niagara County and other neighboring counties as needed.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights begins; region's largest holiday festival
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 29, the switch will be flipped to illuminate more than 1 million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 15th season. This time-honored, Western New York holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Pegula Sports & Entertainment names Seneca Resorts & Casinos exclusive sportsbook partner of Buffalo Sabres
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:15 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment and Seneca Resorts & Casinos have announced an additional partnership this time involving the Buffalo Sabres franchise. Seneca Resorts & Casinos is now the exclusive sportsbook partner of the Buffalo Sabres.
Gas prices steady as Thanksgiving approaches
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:40 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.59, down 1 cent since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.56. The New York average is $2.68, down 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.83.
Cuomo signs statewide multiuse trails plan bill
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:40 am
Parks & Trails New York joined Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy to thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation (S.4416B/A.5035B) directing the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to develop a coordinated plan for linking existing trails with potential trail corridors.
Fireproof your holiday feasts: AAA offers tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:35 am
Food is a big part of holiday fun, but festivities can take your attention away from cooking and lead to fires. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, "from 2014 to 2016, an estimated 2,400 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day and caused an estimated 5 deaths, 25 injuries and $19 million in property loss."
World-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ushers in holiday season with its 93rd edition on NBC
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
A spectacle like no other awaits millions as the 93rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - one of the nation's most cherished holiday traditions - once again kicks off the holiday season. Millions of families will tune in to watch the excitement unfold on Thursday, Nov. 28, as Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of NBC News' "Today" host the broadcast from 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones. The special will include a special Celine Dion performance from her new album "Courage."
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brings community to Center Street
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced its holiday events for 2019 that will bring the community together.

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