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Neighbors Foundation conducts annual holiday food drive
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
This year's Neighbors Foundation food drive once again supported dozens of Island families in temporary need this holiday season.
Grand Island businesses recovering after plaza fire
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
A fire on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Tai Pei restaurant, 2315 Grand Island Blvd., has impacted neighboring businesses in the same plaza.
GIHS takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District's coaching staff and supporters of the Unified basketball team took the plunge this weekend for the Special Olympics.
GIFC helps Light Up the Boulevard
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Santa Claus (Noah Teator) and an elf (Megan Stanley) of the Grand Island Fire Co. rode ladder truck No. 6 last Saturday in the Light Up the Boulevard Parade to the Town Commons, where Santa lit the town Christmas tree. (Photo by Larry Austin)
2019 poverty initiatives allocation designates over $1.6 million in county antipoverty grants
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 06:10 pm
Sixteen local organizations have been designated to receive over $1.6 million in grant funding as part of the 2019 poverty initiatives allocation following recommendations from the Erie County Poverty Committee, which evaluated 61 proposals from qualified not-for-profit agencies seeking to provide transformational projects that empower those living in or at risk of falling into poverty.
WNY companies to create structures made entirely from canned goods to benefit FeedMore WNY
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 06:10 pm
Beginning this evening, six Western New York companies will compete to build structures - Canstructions - made entirely out of canned goods. Employees from Watts Architecture & Engineering, CPL Architecture & Engineering, Trautman Associates, Ferguson Electric, Marathon Energy/Buffalo State and Hamburg Gaming are schedule to participate in the competition with all canned goods used benefitting FeedMore of Western New York.
New UB institute to address health disparities in Buffalo
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 06:00 pm
In collaboration with the community, the University at Buffalo is focusing the expertise and passions of researchers and students from across the university on a major new effort to address one of the most pressing problems facing the City of Buffalo: health disparities among people who live on the east side.
Niagara County clerk announces plan for implementing Green Light Law; pushing customers to Lockport
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 05:55 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Friday announced his plan for implementing New York state's new Green Light Law.
Welcome to Lewiston, Meraki Salon & Spa
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 05:50 pm
On Friday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting with Meraki Salon & Spa and owner Lisa Carney-Brochey. Meraki means to do something with soul, creativity or love; to put something of yourself in your work.
AAA Western & Central New York honored among Travel Impressions' 'Best of The Best' Travel Agencies
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 05:40 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has been recognized by Travel Impressions (www.travelimpressions.com), one of the country's largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide, as a "Best of the Best" travel agency.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes Zhanna, new endangered Amur tiger
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 05:35 pm
On Friday, Zhanna the Amur tiger made her public debut at the Buffalo Zoo.
Firefighters and students give back
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:40 pm
The Niagara Falls Firefighters annual Christmas Toy fund kicked off this past weekend at Niagara Falls High School with multiple dance and music groups gracing the stage as officials described the effort put into this event.
DEC initiates public comment on possible brownfield at former Military Road School
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced a period of public comment regarding the school on Military Road in the Town of Niagara, which was destroyed in a fire in July.
Wheatfield Garden Club honors members, installs officers
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:30 pm
Founding members of the Wheatfield Garden Club were honored Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Club's annual Christmas party held at Pane's Restaurant on Payne Avenue. Included were Betty Painter, Arlene Mante, Nancy Mihalko and Doris Leaderstorf. Absent were Shirley Allen and Clarice Poerschke.
Family & Friends race for Chase!
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Tuscarora Community came together to support the Hill family at the Tuscarora 5K Chase and Kids Fun Run.
BankOnBuffalo opens new, state-of-the-art Niagara Falls branch
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
BankOnBuffalo recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of its most technologically advanced and customer-centric branch, as well as its first branch in the City of Niagara Falls.
'Christmas at the Farm' is family fun
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:10 pm
For family fun with the kids this winter, there's a place at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road called the Sanborn Farm Museum. It's becoming the site of "Christmas at the Farm" for two days in the middle of the holiday season: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15.
'The Nutcracker' in pictures
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:05 pm
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 and Julie Traver. In addition, local character actors and brave parents will participate in the Act I party scene.
Carnegie Center holds biggest 'Art off the Wall' to date
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:05 pm
The Carnegie Art Center hosted a big night this past Thursday for its annual "Art off the Wall" event. The largest wall was covered with small 5-by-7-inch pieces of art, while the space also contained a room dedicated to 12-by-12-inch canvases and even tinted glass that were bid on silently by artists' fans.
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.
'The Wheels of Soul Tour' makes Artpark stop July 14, as Lewiston welcomes back Tedeschi Trucks Band
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:45 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.
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."
 

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