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New Tim Hortons opens
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
Monday marked the grand-opening of a new Tim Hortons, located at Witmer and Military roads in the Town of Niagara, just south of Reservoir State Park. It's the seventh Tim Hortons to be opened by owner Robert Burns, with other locations in Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara.
Higgins introduces bill to eliminate fee charged to veterans for military records
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 06:00 pm
In advance of Veterans Day, Congressman Brian Higgins announced introduction of the Access to Military Service Records Act (H.R. 4325), legislation that would eliminate the fee associated with obtaining military records.
Winter has come: FASNY urges residents to stay safe while heating their homes
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 05:55 pm
An unseasonably warm October has given way to a frigid November, and across New York state the home-heating season is beginning in earnest.
NU's Healy voted VP of New York State Advisory Council on Military Education
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 05:55 pm
Robert Healy, director of veterans services at Niagara University, has been named vice president of the New York State Advisory Council on Military Education.
Independent Living welcomes self-help program run by recovered addicts to Niagara County
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 05:50 pm
Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC) is holding a celebration of ADDICT 2 ADDICT Niagara (A2A Niagara) and the expansion of the program to the region by inviting the public to a free "Recovery Rocks" welcoming event. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 11, at the ILNC offices in the Haeberle Plaza, 746 Portage Road, north of Pine Avenue, in Niagara Falls.
M&T Bank, Salvation Army kick off 'Gift of Warmth' drive
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 05:00 pm
For more than three decades, M&T Bank has collected warm clothes at its branches across Western New York for local families in need as part of its "Gift of Warmth" campaign. Starting Nov. 20 and continuing until Dec. 29, Western New Yorkers can again drop off donations of new mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and coats at their nearest M&T Bank branch.
ESW: Falls wrestler to fight former WWE star in Wheatfield at 'Wrestlebash'
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:40 pm
Some people may not know what Empire State Wrestling is, but to Niagara Falls native Vince Mease, it's all he knows. Mease, known as "Invincible" Vince Valor in the ring, will return to his hometown for ESW's "Wrestlebash" at Frontier Firehall on Saturday, Nov. 25.
Town of Niagara Lions & Lioness Clubs Veterans Day ceremony
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:35 pm
The Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs will honor the nation's veterans Saturday, Nov. 11, with a special ceremony at the new memorial in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road in the Town of Niagara. The ceremony was previously held at Veterans Park at the intersection of Lawson and Bellreng drives, but has been moved to the new location on Lockport Road.
School district honors Island veterans with first-ever parade
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:05 pm
A thousand students in the Grand Island Central School District honored veterans Monday during the first-ever veterans parade at the middle school and high school.
Town of Wheatfield Board approves preliminary budget
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 02:30 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board approved its $13,127,159 budget, with modifications to the general fund, decreasing total budget appropriations and estimated revenues by $21,210.
Casino Niagara completes $7 million investment, opens new level 2
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 07:00 pm
Niagara Casinos announces the re-opening of the second level at Casino Niagara after completing a $3.5 million renovation to the space, and investing a further $3.5 million on new slot machines and gaming technology throughout the property.
Shelter in place lifted in Town of Niagara
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 06:30 pm
Earlier Thursday afternoon, citizens in the Town of Niagara on Grauer Road were asked by police to shelter in place due to a police incident. The first word is the incident ended with an arrest. Also, nobody was hurt in the incident. According to nyalert.gov, the shelter in place was cancelled at 1:31 p.m. and citizens were able to resume normal activities.
DA Flynn honors local veterans with donation
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 05:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn presented a check for $5,000 to the Veterans One-stop Center of WNY to help fund its programs.
Editorial: Don't let an animal damage your day
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 04:55 pm
Tragically, cars strike many animals each year. Although the injuries are not always fatal, animals can put a serious dent in your vehicle, if not destroy it completely.
Niagara County: Pistol recertification town halls continue
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 04:45 pm
When Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski hosted two meetings addressing the pistol permit recertification requirement in the controversial NY SAFE Act in Lewiston and North Tonawanda last week, he was greeted by rooms packed to capacity.
Erie County Senior Services falls prevention seminar series continues
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 04:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services falls prevention seminar series brings together a panel of experts to discuss falls, their causes, identify home hazards and ways to improve balance. The six-person panel will present an informative session at the Clarence Senior Center (4600 Thompson Road) at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. The event will include a Stay Fit Dining noontime meal.
OASAS announces availability of funding to expand services, supports for youth & young adults in recovery from addiction
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 04:45 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) today announced the availability of funding to establish or expand services for youth and young adults in recovery from addiction. Up to $180,000 is being made available through a series of mini-grants, which will be administered by the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene and OASAS.
Home Energy Assistance Program opening Monday
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 04:30 pm
Applications for Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") regular benefits will be accepted beginning Monday, Nov. 13, and Erie County's Department of Social Services ("DSS") anticipates receiving high numbers.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission 'Feed the Falls' providing Thanksgiving meals
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 04:00 pm
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will once again be delivering delicious turkey dinners to anybody in need in the Niagara Falls area on Thanksgiving Day, with its "Feed the Falls" Thanksgiving event.
Lumber City Winter Walk on Webster and Oliver streets
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 03:55 pm
The Downtown Merchants and the Oliver Street Merchants have announced the Lumber City Winter Walk will take place at various local businesses and community centers in North Tonawanda from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
H&R Block, Block Advisors announce free tax advisory service to aid victims of natural disasters
Tue, Nov 7th 2017 01:45 pm
To help residents recover financially from recent natural disasters, H&R Block and Block Advisors will offer a new, nationwide, free tax advisory service to help victims navigate extensive tax relief options.
Lockport set to turn blue to honor local police
Tue, Nov 7th 2017 01:45 pm
The City and Town of Lockport are once again showing their appreciation for the men and women of law enforcement through "Lockport Blue." The grassroots campaign will continue through Nov. 30.
FRONTIER HOUSE SOLD
Tue, Nov 7th 2017 12:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston's crown jewel has a new owner - one who has yet to be identified. Over the weekend, the Hastings family - Richard, his wife, Judy, and son, Alan - reached an agreement to sell the Frontier House and almost one acre of property for $800,000. The deal was represented by Dian Ruta, a licensed associate broker with Great Lakes Real Estate Inc.
Marsha McWilson Christmas show at NC
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 12:35 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will present a special evening of musical entertainment as Marsha McWilson performs a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the school gymnasium, 520 66th St.
Heart of Niagara holding spaghetti dinner fundraiser
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 12:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold its fall spaghetti fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 19, at The Rapids Volunteer Fire Co., 7195 Plank Road, Lockport. Dinner will be served from 2:30-6 p.m. with take-out available.
Tom Lowe receives Champion of Service Award from Service Collaborative of WNY
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:10 am
Tom Lowe, director of IMPACT/ReNU Niagara at Niagara University, received the Champion of Service Award from the Service Collaborative of Western New York during the organization's Sweet for Service event on Saturday.
Operation Homefront, Buffalo Dollar Tree stores collaborate to make season merry & bright for military children
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:05 am
Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. will once again join forces this year to make the holidays brighter for military families with the nonprofit's holiday toy drive.
UB to honor 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Buffalo
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:05 am
Nearly 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Buffalo to deliver a historic speech on racial integration.
Dr. Henrik Borgstrom appointed associate provost at Niagara University
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:05 am
Dr. Henrik Borgstrom has been appointed associate provost at Niagara University.
Barker Lions hold blind seals campaign
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:00 am
During the past year, Barker Lions have aided members of the community by providing hearing aids, eye exams and glasses for those who cannot afford them. The group also built ramps at homes for those with physical challenges.
3rd annual 'Art Off the Wall' fundraiser to benefit Carnegie Art Center
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:00 am
The third annual "Art Off the Wall" exhibition and fundraiser to benefit the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda Friday, Dec. 1. The event will give visitors a unique opportunity to purchase original 5-inch-by-7-inch artwork generously donated by local artists supporting the Carnegie Art Center. All items are priced at $20.
Jacobs provides funding for legal aid to veterans
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has secured $25,000 in the current state budget for the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo to support providing legal services to veterans and military families across Western New York.
Community Foundation, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to host community conversations about youth sports
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will team up to host a series of three community conversations about youth sports in this region.
Tackling blight: State approves county land bank
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 08:25 pm
Niagara County economic development officials have received official word that the state has approved the creation of a new regional land bank operated in conjunction with North Tonawanda, Lockport, Niagara Falls and Orleans County.
Bob Evans Restaurants celebrates Veterans Day by offering free meals to those who serve(d)
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 10:00 am
Bob Evans Restaurants is celebrating Veterans Day this year by offering the choice of one of six free meals to veterans and active duty military personnel. This year, veterans and active duty military personnel will be able to select free breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu items on Nov. 11 at all Bob Evans restaurants.
AAA advises drivers, pedestrians on safety as clocks turn back
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 10:00 am
With daylight saving time ending Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 a.m., Americans will "fall back" and set their clocks back one hour to standard time. While many motorists will enjoy an extra hour of sleep, they need to be aware of the time change and potential distractions to their normal routine. There are added dangers that can come as a result of a time change, especially behind the wheel.
Don't fall behind: Check your smoke detectors
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 10:00 am
With the fall season upon us and winter right around the corner, on Sunday, Nov. 5, it's officially time to turn the clock back in accordance with Daylight Savings Time. Allstate Insurance Company encourages homeowners to treat the event as a critical reminder for checking and replacing the batteries in your home's smoke detectors.
FASNY reminds New Yorkers to change your clocks, check your batteries
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 10:00 am
As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end on Nov. 5, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges all citizens to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly prepared for an emergency. Alarms equipped with either removeable or sealed-in batteries both need to be tested. Removeable batteries should be replaced, and sealed-in batteries should be checked to confirm they are functioning.
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center celebrates 2017 Purina Check-R-Board Days
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 10:00 am
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center, a Purina Certified Expert Dealer, is announcing its 2017 Purina Check-R-Board Days, a customer appreciation event.
 

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