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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."
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.
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.
Special Olympics New York Buffalo Polar Plunge expected to draw thousands Saturday
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:25 pm
Nearly 1,000 Western New Yorkers are expected to plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Erie on Saturday, taking part in the 13th annual Buffalo Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics New York athletes. Fundraising for the plunge is ongoing, at: www.PolarPlungeNY.org/Buffalo.
Buffalo Sabres to sell autographed holiday ornaments for charity
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will once again provide fans a chance to do some holiday shopping while supporting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation with the return of the annual autographed ornament surprise this Tuesday, Dec. 10, before and during the team's game against the St. Louis Blues at 7:30 p.m.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild presents "Mike Randall's Charles Dickens Presents a Christmas Carol'
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:20 pm
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild (formerly Niagara Falls Little Theatre), Western New York's oldest theater group, is presenting on "Mike Randall's Charles Dickens Presents a Christmas Carol" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
ESD 'pivoting' from Wonder Falls; announces plans for high-density, mixed-use development project in downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Empire State Development today announced plans for a civic improvement project at the Rainbow Centre in downtown Niagara Falls that will establish greater public access and walkability, create commercial opportunity, and also improve parking to support new and existing businesses at and near the site.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara USA, Town of Niagara donate on 'Giving Tuesday'
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace and the Town Board, in conjunction with John Doran, senior manager of Fashion Outlets, split up and gave away $50,000 to various charitable groups, including the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs on Giving Tuesday.
Greenhouse, residents clash on noise, lights & odor
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Wheatfield Gardens came under attack by several residential property owners in the Timberlakes Subdivision during a recent public hearing in the Town of Wheatfield.
Niagara Lions lay wreaths at Witmer Cemetery
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
At 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lionesses will lay wreathes at Witmer Cemetery on the graves of the veterans buried there. They will honor the five branches of the military by displaying wreaths for them, as well. There are soldiers from each of the wars from 1812 on up through Korea.
Everything you need to know about Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce invites the public to participate in the Lewiston Christmas Walk and Tour of Homes on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8.
'Centerstage' concert series returns to Kleinhans Music Hall featuring Polish pianist, local vocals & classical guitar phenom
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Kleinhans Music Hall is bringing back its "Centerstage" concert series after a successful launch during its inaugural season last year. The three-event series gives audiences an up-close-and-personal concert experience, with the performer in the middle of Kleinhans' main stage and the audience seated onstage surrounding them. Limited tickets will be available to each event.
 

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