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45 Orleans Career and Tech Ed students inducted into National Technical Honor Society
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:45 pm
Congratulations to the 45 students from the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. 
Local Veterans Day events
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:40 pm
The following is a list of Veterans Day ceremonies locally:
U.S. News rates Elderwood at Wheatfield among high performing short-stay rehab programs
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:40 pm
Elderwood at Wheatfield, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, has been recognized as offering a high performing short-stay rehab program by U.S. News and World Report. The report on subacute rehabilitation programs was provided alongside the U.S. News "best nursing home" standings for overall quality.
Bollywood celebrated at the NACC
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:40 pm
At 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov 17, an evening of Indian art, music, dance, food and culture, with an international cast of performers and musicians, will be staged at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. The event is a tribute to Indian culture, Bollywood dance and music. The program will feature musicians and dancers transcending borders.
PHOTOS: Niagara-Wheatfield inducts Class of 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame & Falcon Wall of Fame
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:35 pm
Saturday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District welcomed 10 new members to its Falcon Wall of Fame, as well as five new inductees into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony also unveiled the new home for the Athletic Hall of Fame along the windows of the cafeteria hallway.
Town of Wheatfield: Town Board approves 2019 budget
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:10 pm
On Monday, the Town of Wheatfield held a public hearing on and approved its $13,791,040 budget for 2019.
St. Martin Lutheran to celebrate 175th anniversary
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:00 pm
The St. Martin Lutheran Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11. A service will begin at the church, 322 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, and will be followed by a catered banquet at Adams Fire Hall, 7113 Nash Road, at 12:30 p.m. Adult admission is $20; children 6-18 years of age: $10; and children under 5 years enter free.   
Electric Lights Parade fun for all
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:00 pm
On Saturday, the Town of Niagara played host to the 14th Niagara Electric Lights Parade along Military Road to help kick off the holiday season.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to conduct diabetes education classes in December
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 01:25 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host its diabetes education program, titled "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes." This series of two classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 6.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free program to help community prevent diabetes
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 01:00 pm
November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes, while another 86 million have prediabetes. The total national cost of diagnosed diabetics is estimated to be around $245 billion.
State Department of Transportation set to hire nearly 500 maintenance workers
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 01:00 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced applications are available for approximately 470 positions as permanent and seasonal maintenance staff all across upstate New York and Long Island. Beginning in September each year, the DOT begins to hire and train staff on equipment and best practices, with the aim of having them ready to plow as soon as winter weather begins.
NYSEG expands 'Smart Solutions' online store statewide
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 01:00 pm
New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG), a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., now offers NYSEG "Smart Solutions," an online store that gives customers access to energy-efficient products and instant rebates. The store is specifically designed to bring customers more choices for saving energy and money, improving the comfort and safety of their homes, and reducing their carbon footprint.
Buffalo City Mission launches 2018 turkey drive to deliver happy Thanksgiving for homeless
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 09:00 am
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off its annual turkey drive to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal for impoverished families, the elderly and shut-ins. The City Mission set a goal to collect 2,000 turkeys from now through Monday, Nov. 19.
Public invited to 3rd annual Veterans Day celebration in Patriots & Heroes Park
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 08:50 am
The local Veteran's Association of the 3rd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) of the U.S. Army National Guard, will sponsor an elaborate and patriotic Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, inside Russell J. Salvatore's Patriots & Heroes Park, 6675 Transit Road, Williamsville.
UPDATED Election 2018: Collins defeats McMurray, challenger seeks recount
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 05:50 am
Incumbent 27th District Congressman Chris Collins was re-elected Tuesday night, narrowly defeating challenger and Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray by 2,980 votes.
St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital to hold annual holiday market
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:50 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its annual Holiday Market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the hospital's south (main) lobby, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Gift items will be offered along with candy, baked goods, jams and jellies, holiday centerpieces, candles, jewelry and boutique gifts.
Niagara Falls State Park offering prime viewing of 'Cascades of Fire' series
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:25 pm
Niagara Falls State Park will host Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition viewing parties for all six nights of the series.
Niagara Wine Trail USA will once again 'Share the Bounty' this season
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:25 pm
For well over a decade now, the Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries have partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations. This year is no different. To ensure a bountiful holiday season for area residents in need, the annual "Share the Bounty" event will be held Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 10-12.
DEC, State Parks remind outdoor enthusiasts hunting & trapping seasons are open
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:20 pm
With several hunting and trapping seasons now open, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to follow some commonsense safety precautions this fall and winter.
Niagara Gorge trail advisory
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:20 pm
Due to maintenance being done on the wall of the Niagara Gorge, the Great Gorge Trail between the Schoellkopf Power Plant Ruins and the Aquarium of Niagara will be closed today through Thursday, Nov. 8.
Niagara Falls Community Development awarded Buffalo Bills Foundation flag football grant
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:20 pm
Youth flag football is coming to Niagara Falls, thanks to a grant from the Buffalo Bills Foundation. The flag football league will start in July 2019 as part of the department's "Summer In Your City" series.
Overcoming cigarettes may be one of the toughest battles for a veteran
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:20 pm
The veterans page at poignantly states: "If you can make it in the military, you can quit smoking."
Jingle Falls Street Hockey Tournament in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:20 pm
Join Anchor Bar Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Community Development Department for the second annual Jingle Falls Street Hockey Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Lower demand, lower gas prices in WNY
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.76, down 6 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.53. The New York state average is $2.94 - down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.66.
Wash-n-wax volunteers keep local landmarks shining
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Every year, volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston meet to wash and put a coat of wax on Lewiston's two large-scale bronze monuments. Last Sunday's weather was perfect and the crew met at the Freedom Crossing and Tuscarora Heroes monuments to perform their magic.
NORLIC Land Bank awarded $500,000
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 01:20 pm
New York State Office of the Attorney General, Enterprise Community Partners Inc. and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have made funding available across New York state for newly formed land banks. Enterprise is now dedicating additional funding to support land banks, with funds coming from a bank settlement negotiated by the office of the attorney general. Enterprise selected the Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) as a recipient of a grant in the amount of $500,000.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 01:20 pm
Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. During this month, leaders in the foster care and adoption communities raise awareness, specifically about the 110,000-plus children and youth who are currently in foster care and awaiting forever families.
'Shop Small': Business owners hosting 'Holiday Kick-Off Lewiston Style'
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 07:00 am
"Holiday Kick-Off Lewiston Style" will take place Saturday, Nov. 10. Inspirations on Canvas owner Kathy Pignatora and You & Me proprietor Laura Mann Falsetti came up with the idea, hoping to spur additional foot traffic in a traditionally slow time of year.
Falcons girls volleyball wins first sectional championship
Sun, Nov 4th 2018 12:45 am
"Phew." That was the first gasp out of Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball coach Brandi Cochran after her team defeated Williamsville South in the Class A Sectional Finals, 3-2.
Colvin Cleaners distributes record number of coats
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 05:40 pm
The first of three free giveaways of coats and winter items resulted in a Colvin Cleaners "Coats For Kids" record one-day distribution of nearly 6,500 coats, gloves, scarves and hats Saturday at the Kenmore Knights of Columbus. The result of the overwhelming outpouring of families in need was a call by the company for more donations of kids' winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves.
UB Police investigating hit-and-run accident
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 05:35 pm
University at Buffalo Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian that occurred just before 10 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 1) on Hadley Road in front of the Hadley Village Apartments on UB's North Campus.
Pitching in for DeGlopper Memorial; parade set
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Etched glass biographies of Grand Island servicemen killed in action are moving closer to completion thanks to the efforts of Island benefactors and student volunteers working out of the Grand Island High School technology wing.
Veterans helping veterans: 3F Club hosts HAVA event for disabled veterans
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
In recognition of Veterans Day, on Saturday, Oct. 20, the Fin-Feather-Fur Conservation Society in Lewiston (3F Club) played host to a small group representing the country's recent past heroes of conflict.
Lower Niagara Community Survivors Group poised to positively impact community
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
The Community Survivors Group recently raised a whopping $21,000 at a one-day benefit event held at The Lewiston Stone House.
Candidates visit GOP rally
Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 06:05 pm
The Town of Lewiston Republican Committee held its "Lewiston Election Rally" on Thursday evening at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Niagara Falls Peacemakers holds first coat drive, announces holiday season giveaways
Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 04:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Peacemakers will respond to the needs of the people by holding free kids' coat drive, in partnership with Dream Homes Property Management, City of Niagara Falls Youth Director Sanquin Starks and Cameron's Transport.
AAA advises drivers & pedestrians on safety as clocks turn back
Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 04:35 pm
Are you struggling with dark mornings on your way to work and as the kids head out to school? It's about to change. With daylight saving time ending Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m., Americans will "fall back" and set their clocks back one hour to standard time.
Russell Salvatore surprises vets with pledge to provide accessibility renovations to Gierlach Post
Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 04:10 pm
The Veteran Post Restoration of Erie County, NY Inc. presented Russell J. Salvatore with its first "milestone flag," signifying the first $10,000 raised to improve and modernize local veteran posts.
Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority signals approval of proposed 2019 Erie County budget, 4-year plan
Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 04:05 pm
The Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority board of directors on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution approving the proposed 2019 Erie County budget and accompanying four-year plan, submitted by the Poloncarz administration on Oct. 12. In its resolution, the ECFSA board stated its finding that "the 2019-22 financial plan is complete and compliant with NYS Public Authorities Law," and that, as a result, the ECFSA itself would remain in an advisory status.
UB: CRIA awarded more than $4 million from NIH to study effects of prenatal alcohol and drug use
Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 03:45 pm
Scientists at the University at Buffalo's Clinical Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) recently received more than $4 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of drinking, smoking and marijuana use during pregnancy.

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