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'Gingerbread Wonderland' to open this weekend at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will open its life-size gingerbread village on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
Memorial babies get special Thanksgiving welcome
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:30 pm
Babies born Wednesday at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center received a very special Thanksgiving welcome - crocheted Thanksgiving turkey caps.
Poloncarz notes continued success of prescription drug discount program
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz noted the success of the Erie County Prescription Discount Card Program, a program he had recommended the county pursue in 2008 as county comptroller and that ensures local residents with little or no prescription coverage can obtain their medications at an affordable price.
Islanders encouraged to Shop Small
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:40 pm
This Nov. 25, Grand Island businesses will mark a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses.
Rockin' With Santa campaign essential to T-NT kids' Christmas
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:30 pm
For around 20 years, John White's Rockin' With Santa campaign has helped kids in need around the Tonawanda and North Tonawanda area have a good Christmas.
Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis celebrates 10th anniversary
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:25 pm
Last Thursday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club met at Jacks, 6935 Ward Road, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Several members of the Niagara Frontier North Division of Kiwanis were in attendance, including the Amherst, Clarence, Ken-Ton, Lewiston and Tonawanda Kiwanis Clubs.
Wheatfield Wheatfield Town Board: Rezoning of Forest Parkway development topic of discussion
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:20 pm
On Monday night at the Wheatfield Town Hall, the Town Board held its regular board meeting, but prior to that, it held a public hearing to discuss rezoning of a development around Forest Parkway, on the east side of Shawnee Road.
Niagara County to participate in statewide STOP-DWI Thanksgiving crackdown enforcement effort
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 06:00 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
Sabres 'Holiday Angels' program returns for upcoming holiday season
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will once again partner with Catholic Charities of Buffalo for the Sabres "Holiday Angels." The program is an adopt-a-family initiative that allows Sabres fans to participate by supporting neighbors in need this holiday season.
5 community leaders honored at Niagara University President's Dinner
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:30 am
Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five individuals - while raising critical funds for student scholarships - during its 2017 President's Dinner, which was held Nov. 17 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Niagara County Legislature backs town-requested water rate package
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:25 am
Niagara County lawmakers assented to a requested increase in 2018 Niagara County Water District rates sought by the town supervisor-controlled board Tuesday after members of the Water District's board made clear current rates would not sustain planned infrastructure upgrades.
Higgins asks NYPA to continue waterfront development
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, stood along the edge of the Niagara River on Tuesday to unveil a vision to sustain momentum along the City of Niagara Falls waterfront.
'Shop Small': Small Business Saturday recognizes locally owned businesses
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:05 am
Small Business Saturday (aka "Shop Small Saturday") has grown by leaps and bounds as, each year, more and more communities participate and build advertising campaigns to encourage patronage. AMEX reported small business owners generated $15.4 billion in 2016, as 112 million people visited their local retailers.
120th anniversary lecture of incorporation of Village of LaSalle
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The local history department and the LaSalle Branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library will present a lecture on the 120th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of LaSalle in the Town of Niagara.
Rescheduled date: Sister Joan Chittister to speak in Lockport Dec. 2
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 12:05 pm
The Kenan Center and First Presbyterian Church of Lockport will present Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B., Saturday, Dec. 2 - rescheduled from the original date of Sept. 23.
Salvation Army's kettle drive returns to KeyBank Center
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 12:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced The Salvation Army will launch its annual holiday kettle drive on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at KeyBank Center before the Sabres' 7 p.m. game against the Minnesota Wild.
Castellani Art Museum closed for Thanksgiving, open on weekend
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 12:05 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 24, due to the Niagara University's Thanksgiving recess. The museum will be open Saturday and Sunday.
Holiday market to debut at Brickyard Brewing Company
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 07:00 am
Those looking for a little pre-Lewiston Christmas Walk holiday cheer are invited to check out a new event, to be held inside the village's new Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St.
Erie County, partners receive $300,000 grant to aid in opioid misuse prevention in women of childbearing age
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 04:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in partnership with Neighborhood Health Centers and the Seneca Nation Health System, has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health to address the prevention of prescription and non-prescription opioid misuse by women.
Colvin Cleaners 'Coats 4 Kids' distributes record number of coats
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:55 pm
The Colvin Cleaners 22nd annual "Coats 4 Kids" program, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and Fidelis Care, distributed a record 2,600 coats and several thousand pairs of gloves, hats and scarves on Saturday at its warehouse. That brings this year's distribution total to 4,100 coats for children and families in need with one distribution remaining: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 36 Pierce Ave., Hamburg.
DiNapoli: Read fine print on gift cards this holiday season
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:55 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to read the fine print on gift cards this holiday season for details about fees and expiration dates.
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York announces funding for breast cancer, breast health programs
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:55 pm
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has announced the availability of grant funds for 2018. Applications for breast cancer and breast health programs from nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions that provide services to residents of one or more of the following locations are eligible for funding:
Tips for safe preparation of Thanksgiving meal
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is providing tips and resources to make this Thanksgiving safe and bacteria-free.
FASNY offers tips for a happy, safe Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:30 pm
Thanksgiving is one of the most joyous times of the year - a time when friends and family gather together in celebration. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) offers some simple advice and tips to help New Yorkers stay safe during the holiday.
Lewiston-Porter inducts 2 into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:20 pm
Col. Jeremy Robert Johnson and Village of Lewiston Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland were the most recent inductees into the Lewiston-Porter Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
Buffalo: Tickets for commissioning ceremony on Dec. 16 'sold out'
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:20 pm
Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to the Dec. 16 commissioning ceremony of the USS Little Rock LCS 9 at Canalside, the commissioning committee has been forced to end ticket registration.
AAA: Nearly 51 million Americans to travel this Thanksgiving - highest volume in a dozen years
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:15 pm
AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation's roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.
Niagara University junior Britini D'Angelo earns PRSA scholarship
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:45 pm
Britini D'Angelo, a Niagara University junior majoring in communication studies and theater, received the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship from the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Children help those in need
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:35 pm
Several children from Lutheran Church of the Messiah Sunday school in Lewiston delivered toiletry kits to the Heart, Love & Soul food pantry in Niagara Falls.
Photos: Holiday trimming in Lewiston
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:35 pm
Members of the Lewiston Garden Club hung the garland along Center Street on Saturday morning. They pitch in with festive d├ęcor and routine maintenance throughout the year.
Food donations from St. Peter R.C. School flow to needy families in community
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:35 pm
During the month of November, St. Peter R.C. School students and families were busy participating in the school's annual food drive. Families were asked to give items such as cereal, pasta, peanut butter, canned goods and paper products, among other things. Donations were then given to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for distribution to local needy families during the Thanksgiving season.
Grand Island Town Board: McMurray puts brakes on truck stop
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said on social media this week that a national corporation is eyeballing Grand Island for a truck stop.
Ransomville Festival of Wreaths: Annual holiday happening includes many activities
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Get ready to kick off your holiday season in the hamlet of Ransomville.
Porter releases 2018 budget numbers
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Following weeks of number-crunching, the Town of Porter has released a preliminary plan for its 2018 budget.
Lewiston Town Board opts for 'no action taken'
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Moving beyond its approval of the Rubino brothers' amended concept PUD (see related story), Lewiston Town Board actions were rather limited Monday, especially considering a meeting that stretched to nearly 2-1/2 hours.
Greater Niagara Ballet Co. hosts two 'Nutcracker' fundraisers
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:30 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will host two fundraisers to help offset the cost of the upcoming family production "The Nutcracker."
Niagara Falls students paint crosswalks for safety
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:25 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant (CHSC), in partnership with GoBike Buffalo, the City of Niagara Falls Department of Community Development, and the Niagara Falls City School District, is working to create safer crosswalks around schools in Niagara Falls.
Mark Hall of Casting Crowns added as keynote speaker to inaugural Awaken conference in Buffalo
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:20 pm
Kingdom Bound Ministries presents Awaken 2018, an all-new conference for high school teens and their leaders set to take place in Buffalo in February. The conference will feature Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall as a keynote speaker along with popular regional voices Wes Aarum, Preston Centuolo, and worship leaders Christopher and Jennifer Hopper.
$4.5 million bequest gift from faculty member to benefit Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:20 pm
The late Peter Ayers Nickerson, Ph.D., a beloved University at Buffalo faculty member who spent nearly 50 years teaching in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has given $4.5 million to the school.
 

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