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Chris Jacobs honors Veteran of the Month Dennis Smilinich
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced City of Tonawanda resident and retired U.S. Army veteran Dennis Smilinich was selected as the 60th Senate District Veteran of the Month for December. Jacobs made the announcement and presented Smilinich with a proclamation at a meeting of the Tonawanda's American Legion Post 264.
Harmonia Chamber Singers to perform in Lewiston, Buffalo
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 03:50 pm
The Harmonia Chamber Singers, under the guidance of Artistic Director Robert Pacillo, presents "Christmas by Candlelight." The group continues its tradition of a-cappella Advent and Christmas music, performed in the beauty of candlelight.
Enter NFP's holiday coloring contests
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 03:20 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications once again invites children to participate in its annual holiday coloring contests.
Zemsky congratulates 12 New York-based productions nominated for 2018 Golden Globe Awards
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Empire State Development, President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky on Monday congratulated 12 New York-based productions that earned 29 nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
'Elf Jr. The Musical' is 'Best way to spread Christmas cheer'
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 01:45 pm
"Elf Jr. The Musical," produced by Teal's Niagara Theatre, will be staged at The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, inside the Grand Theatre.
ECHDC approves GPP for Canalside interpretive structures project
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 01:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved two items: the adoption of the general project plan (GPP) for the Canalside interpretive structures project, and an environmental consultant services contract.
Rotary Club volunteers for Salvation Army in season of giving
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 11:45 am
The Rotary Club of Lockport and its high school counterpart, Rotary Interact, have been active with volunteer activity this past week.
'Christmas in the 1950s': December 'Family Night' at History Center
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 11:40 am
Revisit "Christmas in the 1950s" for a glimpse of some holiday magic as the Niagara County History Center presents its next "Family Night," from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Navigate ice and snow: AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 11:40 am
About 46 percent of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Falling gas prices continue in WNY
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 11:40 am
Monday's national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.46 per gallon, down two cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.21. The New York state average is $2.65, down two cents since last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.42.
PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' springs to life
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 06:25 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company staged its annual production of "The Nutcracker" over the weekend at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-centric production was directed by Beverley Feder and Julie Traver, and starred local dance students (and their parents, too).
Lew-Port's Powers awarded
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 10:00 am
Joe Powers, a junior at Lewiston-Porter High School, was honored by the Trench Trophy committee as an Outstanding Underclassman at the annual dinner on Dec. 6.
Aquarium of Niagara's gray seal, Medusa, has cataract removal surgery
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 09:40 am
Medusa, the Aquarium of Niagara's 2-year-old gray seal, has received successful cataract removal surgery.
Former Islander faces cliffs, snakes, bears in Appalachian Trail hike
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
Near the northernmost point of the Appalachian Trail, in Maine, hikers walk through a wilderness that stretches unbroken for 100 miles. It is called the One Hundred Mile Wilderness. Jeff Bullock, 32, a Grand Island High School graduate, who hiked the entire 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail in six months, described the wilderness as "peaceful."
Holiday shipping event to support soldiers has successful first effort
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
Active-duty servicemen and servicewomen away from their hometown this holiday season will soon receive care packages from Islanders following Saturday's first-ever support-a-soldier shipping event.
Grand Island Town Board: School Board's court on school resource officer
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
A memorandum of understanding between the Grand Island Central School District and Grand Island Town Board is on the table for a school resource officer agreement.
Youngstown/Porter: Community Holiday Baskets campaign kicks off
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
The giving season is underway in Youngstown.
Arts Services Initiative announces 2017 Give for Greatness grant awardees
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 07:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced the recipients of the 2017 Give for Greatness grants. Twenty-five grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to cultural organizations across ASI's entire five-county service area thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
FAA releases beta test of online pilot records database
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 07:00 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday released its beta test of its online pilot records database. The PRD will expedite the sharing of pilot records to help commercial airlines and operators make informed hiring decisions.
Jacobs, Lyme task force seek to develop statewide disease protocol
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 07:00 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, a member of the State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases (TBDs), is co-sponsoring legislation that would require the New York state commissioner of health to develop a standard protocol for the diagnosis of these debilitating diseases. The bill (S.6926) would also require providers to provide patients with a notification form to better educate them about their test results.
WNY companies to create structures made entirely from canned goods to benefit Food Bank
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 05:00 pm
Beginning tonight, four local Western New York companies will compete to build structures made entirely out of canned goods. Employees from Praxair, Ferguson Electric, Hamburg Gaming and National Fuel are schedule to participate in the competition with all canned goods used benefitting the Food Bank of Western New York.
Lineup revealed for 2018 Thunder of Niagara Air Show
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 03:55 pm
The Thunder of Niagara Air Show has announced its 2018 lineup of the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbird Demonstration Team.
Barefoot Christian Community's Christmas outreach
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:55 pm
Members of the Barefoot Christian Community gathered on Dec. 3 for its monthly Serve Sunday. After singing, reading scripture, and having a brief advent devotional, members worked together on Christmas outreach projects for the local community.
Fashion Outlets, Town of Niagara continue giving tradition
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:50 pm
As the holiday season approaches, many know it's called the season of giving. Around Niagara County, there are a great deal of organizations that focus on giving back to others. On Tuesday night, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA once again partnered up with the Town of Niagara in their annual "Giving Fashionably" event that donates to organizations who have had a meaningful impact to the Town of Niagara and community at large.
Town of Wheatfield: Town Board addresses multiple items with lasting implications
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:50 pm
On Monday night the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its regular meeting at Town Hall. The meeting was rather brief, but accomplished a few things that could have future effects on the town.
Cataract City Classic basketball showcase returns for 18th year
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:50 pm
The holiday season is around the corner, and high school winter sports have begun. That means one thing: it's time for another edition of the Cataract City Classic.
Niagara Falls Community Development: Jingle Falls USA street hockey tournament announced
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is hosting a street hockey tournament on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Niagara Falls city parking lot next to 10 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, as part of the Jingle Falls USA event series.
Niagara County Department of Health urges residents to get flu shot
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 07:00 am
Aligned with National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 3-9, the Niagara County Department of Health reminds individuals it is never too late to get you or your child the flu vaccine.
3 bomb threats in Niagara County
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 04:45 pm
Due to a bomb threat, the Niagara County Courthouse located at 175 Hawley St., Lockport, and the Niagara Falls City Court located at 1925 Main St., are closed for the remainder of the day.
Western New York Career Fair slated for RiverWorks
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 04:25 pm
Buffalo-headquartered Bryant & Stratton College is hosting a Western New York Career Fair on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the RiverWorks complex at 359 Ganson St. (off Michigan Avenue). More than 25 employers will man booths at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FASNY offers holiday tips for trees, lights, candles
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 04:15 pm
The holiday season is officially underway, and New Yorkers are setting up Christmas trees, stringing lights, lighting candles, and getting into the spirit of things.
Buffalo Sabres to hold 'Mega Raffle' Jan. 12
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 03:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team will host the Buffalo Sabres "Mega Raffle" on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center.
Village of Lewiston businesses not worried about proposed Tim Hortons
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 02:35 pm
While many names were bandied about (particularly McDonald's and Walgreens), there was two words many speculated would result in a doomsday scenario for locally owned eateries: Tim Hortons.
Niagara University Christmas concert raises $1,000 for Community Missions
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 09:55 am
The Niagara University Opportunity Program's second annual Christmas benefit concert, held Dec. 1, raised $1,000 for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier.
The Eagles returning to Buffalo
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 09:35 am
The Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey - will perform inside KeyBank Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
Niagara County: DMV computer service restored
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 09:35 am
Department of Motor Vehicles computer service has been restored by the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced.
Lewiston Community Lions Club continues to support Tuscarora Nation community
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 05:55 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions Club once again came through with support for Thanksgiving dinners for the Tuscarora Nation community. Lion Teresa Tourbin was proud to represent our Lions Club and presented the Tuscarora Community Health Workers with a check for $250 to provide much-needed and appreciated food to families during the Thanksgiving season.
Erie County interested in opioid treatment center
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 05:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz notified state officials of Erie County's interest in creating an opioid treatment center to help combat the opioid crisis locally, following the state's offer of $2.7 million in funding for treatment and startup costs along with a ready-to-use facility for such a Center in Broome County.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, USA hosts New Year's Eve celebration
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 12:50 pm
Rock and ring in 2018 with a legendary celebration at Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. On New Year's Eve, guests will enjoy live music and festivities, a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight, party favors on tables and a live viewing of the ball drop in New York City from 10 TVs in the room.
Santa Claus set to land on Old Falls Street in a Rainbow Air Santacopter
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 12:20 pm
Santa Claus is coming to town and he's arriving by Rainbow Air Helicopter. The public is invited to witness this event as Santa arrives on Old Falls Street, USA, on the cross-section of Rainbow Boulevard, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.