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Santa on a tank; elves flying in the sky: Not your typical Saturday in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 4th 2021 02:35 pm
Santa and his elves made a grand entrance into Lewiston on Saturday morning as part of the weekend Christmas Walk festivities.
'Weird Al' Yankovic returns to Lewiston for Artpark concert
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic has announced his 133-date "The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour," which includes a concert in Artpark's Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022. The show is presented by Live Nation.
Study: How to freeze-dry a potential COVID-19 vaccine
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:15 pm
Things that are freeze-dried: Astronaut food. Emergency rations. And, just maybe, some future COVID-19 vaccines.
Niagara Falls goes red for World AIDS Day
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered New York state bridges and landmarks to lit red Wednesday, Dec. 1, in honor of World AIDS Day.
Artpark to welcome Dispatch & O.A.R.
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 02:20 pm
Dispatch and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together next summer for their first-ever North American co-headline tour, with special guest G. Love. The tour plays the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Celebrate Clara Barton's birthday by helping others
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:55 pm
These words from American Red Cross founder Clara Barton - who would have turned 200 in December - continue to serve as a guiding light for today's Red Cross volunteers, donors and partners, who exemplify her compassion and devotion to helping others.
Catholic Health to limit hospital visitation due to surge in COVID-19 patients, hospital capacity
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 09:35 am
As a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases that has placed significant pressure on hospital capacity across the region, non-coronavirus patients in Catholic Health hospitals will be limited to one visitor at a time during reduced hours as of Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Buffalo & North Tonawanda receiving $10 million as winners of fifth-round Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and the City of North Tonawanda will receive $10 million each in funding as the Western New York region winners of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As part of DRI round 5, each of the state's 10 regional economic development regions are being awarded $20 million, to make for a total state commitment of $200 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their post COVID-19 economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods.
ECMC updates patient visitation guidelines
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:35 pm
Erie County Medical Center has updated patient visitation guidelines due to historically high inpatient volumes, extended wait times in its ER, and an increasing COVID-19 inpatient census. ECMC urges anyone experiencing mild symptoms to first consult with their primary care physician or visit an urgent care location.
First Night Buffalo to host virtual New Year's Eve celebration for families
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 07:00 am
"First Night Buffalo at Home," sponsored by the Independent Health Foundation in partnership with Oishei Children's Hospital, will feature an entertaining lineup of performances and activities accessible online at www.firstnightbuffalo.org the evening of Dec. 31. First Night family party packs will go on sale at select Tops Friendly Markets in early December.
New directors at the helm of GNBC's 'The Nutcracker'
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 09:00 am
When the Greater Niagara Ballet Company stages "The Nutcracker" for a 54th year, it will be without founder, artistic director and show choreographer Beverley Feder. A cultural icon and Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Feder said she hopes to return in the future.
Niagara Academy students raise money for charities
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy participation in government teacher Marla Rudin loves when a class discussion turns into positive experience not only for her students, but a charity.
Small Business Saturday 2021: Shop, eat & drink local
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
If you're one of the countless people who shop small, then you know a lot of aggravation can be avoided by patronizing locally owned merchants.
Tensions are high - avoid road rage this holiday shopping season
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 06:55 am
While the holidays are usually a time of joy and cheer, getting ready for them can be stressful and overwhelming - especially if you're rushing. This year, there's an added level of anxiety amid the ongoing pandemic with supply chain issues impacting shopping, continued concern over COVID-19, new mask mandates in some areas like Erie County, distractions, and more. Don't let the stress of today's society impact you when driving your vehicle.
Hochul announces State Police traffic safety campaign during Thanksgiving weekend
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will participate in a special traffic safety initiative to prevent unsafe driving behaviors as the winter holiday season kicks off. The Thanksgiving weekend initiative runs from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28.
Mask mandate goes into effect in Erie County
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Monday announced a mask mandate for all patrons and public-facing staff inside all public locations in Erie County. He said this is the first of up to four phases of action designed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Avoid BBB's '12 Scams of Christmas'
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 07:00 am
It's that time! Time for Better Business Bureau's (BBB) "12 Scams of Christmas," the scams that are most likely to catch consumers and donors off guard during this season.
Keep your mental health top of mind this holiday season
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 07:00 am
With many separated from loved ones last holiday season due to the coronavirus pandemic, families and friends across Western New York are planning to restore their holiday traditions this year. The mental health counselors with Catholic Charities of Buffalo are sharing tips and coping strategies to help ease stress and feeling overwhelmed amidst the festivities.
Fiores celebrate 10 years at Village Bake Shoppe
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:05 am
The Village Bake Shoppe prides itself on being Western New York's premier from-scratch bakery. It backs that claim up with a wall filled with myriad accolades and customer awards; partnerships with Hibbard's "Original" Frozen Custard and De Dees Dairy; and by being the go-to cake and pastry maker for many a wedding party (this writer has enjoyed sweet treats at two such events in just the past three months).
Small Business Saturday: Battle Flag Tavern plants itself into Lewiston's celebrated culinary scene
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The Battle Flag Tavern is just plain cool.
Small Business Saturday: George's Appliance and Television remains true to its own model of appliances and small business
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
Few can lay claim to having been an explorer, a singer-musician, and a pirate captain - all pretty much under the same roof.
Small Business Saturday: Trait-Carré smells like a winner
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The philosophy behind Trait-Carré isn't complicated.
Small Business Saturday: Take a break from shopping and enjoy 'something special'
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 09:55 am
Recommending an area business to check out during the Small Business Saturday holiday shopping experience means much more than simply choosing a brick-and-mortar establishment to visit for a purchase.
Small Business Saturday: Passion is key at KP.Esthetics
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 09:55 am
It didn't take long for Krissy Paul to learn what most Center Street merchants already know:
Small Business Saturday: Over a century, Wagner's Farm brings more than apples to market
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 08:00 am
It began as a stop at the side of the road. A stand, like so many others seen on countless country roads, that sells homegrown produce. That was over 100 years ago. And as things change, so they stay the same.
COVID cases continue to rise in WNY
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 04:35 pm
From the week ending Oct. 23 to the week ending Nov. 13, COVID-19 cases have increased 105% in Erie County.
Hochul concerned about COVID-19 infection rate in WNY; cautions more restrictions could come
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 08:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo on Tuesday, providing a briefing on efforts to combat the coronavirus. She expressed concern for this region, which ranked No. 2 in the state with an 8.52% seven-day average percentage of positive test results. The three-day average one year ago was 5.2%.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale to benefit hungry community members
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
Community members can spread holiday cheer and support their neighbors in need by participating in FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at Artpark on July 31, 2022
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 03:30 pm
The legendary music group Earth, Wind & Fire will perform a rescheduled show on the Artpark Amphitheater stage on Sunday, July 31, 2022 (8 p.m.) Tickets purchased for the originally planned 2020 and 2021 shows will be honored. Remaining tickets are on sale now.
Bank on Buffalo supports Community Missions
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 11:40 am
Last week, Bank on Buffalo donated 27 bags of Thanksgiving sides to Community Missions' food pantry. Each bag contained canned vegetables, stuffing mix, rice and other holiday staples.
Salvation Army bellringer campaign underway
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 10:45 am
The 2021 Salvation Army Bellringer Drive recently kicked off at the Market in the Square in North Tonawanda with speeches, the introduction of the new lieutenants for the Tonawanda district, and with a performance of Christmas carols by the Salvation Army's four-piece brass band.
Tops Friendly Markets launches 17th annual 'Food 2 Families' campaign
Fri, Nov 12th 2021 11:45 am
Tops Friendly Markets will once again host its annual "Food 2 Families," now in its 17th year, with a goal to provide more than 2.5 million meals for neighbors in need. The campaign runs from Nov. 14 through Dec. 24 in-store and online.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ...
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 09:40 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 organized the annual Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at the "Circle of Honor" monument in Lewiston's Academy Park. Scores of residents lined up behind the collection of veterans to pay tribute to those who served in defense of this country and its freedom.
Niagara County records 400th COVID-related death
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health on Wednesday issued the following weekly update on positive COVID-19 cases from Nov. 4-10.
Hochul announces start of construction for $13 million events pavilion on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the start of construction on a $13 million outdoor entertainment pavilion on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The project, her team said, will renovate the long-abandoned Terminal B warehouse into an events center that utilizes existing parking and reclaims seven acres of contaminated property to open additional public access with scenic new lake views.
National Grid, NYSEG donate LED lightbulbs to be distributed through area food pantries
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 05:30 pm
A program sponsored by National Grid and New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) will distribute energy-efficient lighting to those in need. The bulbs will be offered to patrons at Western New York-area food pantries beginning later this month.
Hochul announces $450 million 'Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs' inclusive recovery package
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a comprehensive $450 million "Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs" inclusive recovery package to support New York's hardest-hit tourism sector workers, revitalize the state's tourism industry, and support businesses started just prior to or during the pandemic. Her news coincided with the reopening of international borders.
Six Flags Darien Lake hosting drive-thru holiday light experience
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 02:50 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake announced an all-new holiday tradition, the "Magic of Lights" drive-thru experience. The theme park will be all decked out and shining bright from Nov. 19 through Jan. 2, 2022. This 1.25-mile route winds guests through the park and campground from the comfort and warmth of their own cars. Lighting displays will bring favorite holiday themes and characters to life.
Emergency blood shortage: Flu season may further impact Red Cross supply
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 02:50 pm
As the holidays approach and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns about a potential spike in flu cases this year, it's important that those who are eligible, healthy and feeling well make an appointment to donate blood or platelets. The American Red Cross continues to address an ongoing emergency blood shortage, and donors are urged to give now to combat the lowest blood supply levels at this time of year in more than a decade.
Former Niagara Catholic site getting makeover by The Chapel
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 08:15 am
The former Niagara Catholic High School building, at 520 66th St., has sort of resembled Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory since it closed in the summer of 2018. Tremendous work has taken place inside - out of view from the general public - with great expectations in place for what might be when The Chapel reopens the site in the near future.
 

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