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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veterans Day in Niagara County
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 07:30 am
Upcoming Veterans Day observances in northern Niagara County include:
Niagara University: Kiernan Center construction progress marked by 'topping off' event
Thu, Nov 4th 2021 09:30 pm
On Thursday, Niagara University hosted a "topping off" ceremony to place the final construction beam into place as part of the university's $11.5 million renovation to the Kiernan Recreation Center.
ECDOH & John R. Oishei Children's Hospital will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 5-11-year-olds on Saturday
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) will hold a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, Nov. 6, providing the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine specifically for 5-11-year-olds.
Niagara University receives $5 million gift to support high-achieving students from under-resourced communities
Tue, Nov 2nd 2021 01:50 pm
A $5 million gift from Niagara University alumnus Edward J. Brennan, '78, a global business leader and humanitarian, and Deborah Brennan will enable talented, high-achieving students from under-resourced communities the opportunity to access the transformational education that Niagara University provides.
Ice at Canalside to open Nov. 26
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:20 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will open the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26.
Holy cow! Halloween brings crowds to Lewiston
Sat, Oct 30th 2021 02:35 pm
These children have got game. More accurately, their parents should be designing shopping catalogs, because the Halloween costume game was legit on Saturday.
DHS releases details for fully vaccinated, non-citizen travelers to enter us at land & ferry border crossings
Sat, Oct 30th 2021 11:15 am
On Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security announced non-citizen travelers who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation will be permitted to enter the U.S. via land ports of entry (POE) and ferry terminals starting on Nov. 8.
Emmy Award-winning PBS television series 'A Taste of History' to feature Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 11:10 am
"A Taste of History" visited Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown on Tuesday.
84-year-old Niagara Falls artist completes 2nd mural as part of public art initiative
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 10:50 am
Niagara Falls' newest mural in Hyde Park captures the spirit of dance and was recently finished by Jonathan Rogers, a local artist with a storied career.
16th annual 'Rock Out Hunger' will help provide food, spread hope to hungry community members
Thu, Oct 28th 2021 03:10 pm
To help neighbors in need have enough to eat this holiday season, "97 Rock," Kaleida Health, WKBW 7 Eyewitness News and FeedMore WNY will host the 16th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" food and fund drive.
Inaugural season of Roller Rink at Canalside deemed a success
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 10:35 am
With one final weekend to go in the inaugural season of the Roller Rink at Canalside, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announced the rink has been "a tremendous success."
Niagara Falls goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 26th 2021 12:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced New York state bridges and landmarks would be lit pink that night to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 

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