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Hochul announces 'transformational projects' for North Tonawanda as part of $10 million DRI award
Thu, Dec 15th 2022 08:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced 14 transformational projects in the City of North Tonawanda as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. Her team said the funding "will leverage the community's rich historic, cultural and natural resources."
Buffalo Bills star Stefon Diggs and M&T Bank provide holiday help for local families
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 02:20 pm
M&T Bank teamed up with Buffalo Bills star receiver Stefon Diggs to spread joy and deliver extra holiday help for about 100 families from the east side of Buffalo during a special celebration held at the William-Emslie Family YMCA in Buffalo. This holiday celebration was the culmination of a season-long partnership between Diggs and M&T Bank.
Your guide to planning a night out
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 07:00 am
You've checked your phone and your socials are blowing up with people interested in getting together. There's a lot of ideas flowing, from pregaming options to references to the newest restaurant that just opened in town. It's exciting, but also a tad overwhelming.
Hochul convenes working group to support New York farmers
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 02:35 pm
Gov. Hochul on Monday announced a special working group of state agencies and agricultural community stakeholders will collaborate to support New York farmers and help boost the agricultural industry.
NFARS: Reserve airmen help deliver donated firetruck to community in need
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 11:40 am
Air transportation specialists, or port dawgs, of the 30th Aerial Port Squadron and loadmasters of the 301st Airlift Squadron loaded a firetruck and a portable water reserve tank onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Dec. 9, to be donated to La Ciénaga, Dominican Republic.
Wreaths Across America ceremonies in Town of Niagara, Kenmore
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 11:40 am
On Saturday, Dec. 17, The Town of Niagara Lions Club, along with the Helping Hands and Town of Niagara Historian Peter Ames, will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony starting at 10 a.m. at the Witmer Road Cemetery. All are welcome to attend the gathering and remember the interred veterans.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP alerts consumers of new laws related to gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection has released tips to inform and empower New York consumers purchasing gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season. Any gift cards or gift certificates purchased in New York state on or after Dec. 10, 2022, will remain valid for a minimum of nine years from the date of purchase. And, when the remaining value of a gift card or gift certificate is less than $5, the recipient can opt to receive cash for the balance.
Center Street blaze: Business owners still in shock after last week's fire
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 11:05 am
An early morning fire on Nov. 30 ravaged 744, 746 and 748 Center St., the site of The Vintage Barber, Soully Created and Sue's Frame of Mind. In battling the blaze, first responders from Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 and members from a half-dozen supporting companies had to break glass, pull off siding, cut into the roof and pump in copious amounts of water.
DOT to keep Center Street speed limit at 30 mph
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 11:00 am
The New York State Department of Transportation has denied the Village of Lewiston's request to lower the speed limit on Center Street from 30 mph to 25 mph.
Governor updates New Yorkers on ongoing winter preparedness efforts to protect against RSV, flu, COVID-19
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating the coronavirus. She also updated New Yorkers on winter preparedness efforts, urging individuals to "take proven prevention measures to protect against respiratory syncytial virus, flu, and COVID-19, and reduce the patient burden on local hospitals."
Village of Lewiston trustees seek uniformity with 'sandwich boards'
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 12:20 pm
For several weeks, Village of Lewiston trustees have been debating what to do with "sandwich boards" promoting Lewiston businesses. They relaxed municipal laws pertaining to A-frame posts at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and have continued to permit the markers - particularly noting the need to direct people to slightly off-Center Street retailers Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces and Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop.
Mayor thanks those who fought Center Street fire
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 09:30 am
Prior to Monday's Village of Lewiston work session, Mayor Anne Welch provided her thoughts on the fire that shuttered three Center Street businesses last Wednesday.
Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade in photos
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:05 am
Despite bitter cold temperatures, myriad residents and visitors lined Center Street Sunday evening to watch the second annual Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade. The roughly 60-minute event featured colorful floats, dancers, first responders and local leaders doing their part to make the season, well, brighter.
Magical winter fun at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens says it has filled the month of December with "magical holiday experiences that will create unforgettable memories for all ages. Whether it's a family activity or a date night, the seasonal plants, lights and train displays will bring joy to all visitors. Make the most of this holiday season with a stunning tropical oasis filled with plants, lights and joy."
Youngstown's 'Christmas in the Village' includes visits with Santa, crafts, gifts & more
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:00 am
"Christmas in the Village" returns Saturday, Dec. 10, to Youngstown, with plenty of holiday merry-making activities in store. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Youngstown Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St., and throughout the village. The Village of Youngstown presents the event with assistance from the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local merchants.
Santa overcomes weather to arrive in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 12:30 pm
Despite high winds and wet, rainy conditions, Santa Claus did arrive safely in Lewiston on Saturday, to continue participating in Christmas Walk weekend events. Jolly Old St. Nicholas was scheduled to appear from inside his float in the International Peace Garden but, as the weather wasn't cooperative, opted to greet children and families from inside Deal Realty (451 Center St.)
Photos: Christmas tree-lighting in Lewiston
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 09:30 pm
Village Recreation Department Director Brendan McDermott served as emcee Friday night at the tree-lighting ceremony ringing in Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend.
The Chapel taking time with renovation of former Niagara Catholic site
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 11:00 am
Though a new entrance and gathering space is not far from opening, and concrete has been poured for new outdoor spaces, it's what's not happening at The Chapel's Niagara Falls campus that has taken on more significance.
CycleNation riders pushed pedals to raise funds for stroke
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:15 am
More than 100 riders joined together for the American Stroke Association's CycleNation event Wednesday at ADPRO Sports Training Center. The ride boosts mental and physical health while raising critical funds to stop the cycle of stroke across the nation. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause of disability in older age.
First responders battle Center Street fire in Village of Lewiston
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 08:15 am
Before 7 a.m. Wednesday, fire broke out in the two-story complex at 744 and 748 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. Crews arrived on scene to find flames on both levels.
Buffalo City Mission, Niagara Gospel Mission among local groups helping less-fortunate at Thanksgiving
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
The Buffalo City Mission held its annual "Turkey Express" event, delivering more than 4,500 turkey dinners to the poor and homeless across Western New York. This event marked the first time the event was held at one central location - the new Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise.
Broome County teen pleads guilty for killing 10 victims, attempting to kill 3 others in racially motivated rampage shooting at Buffalo grocery store
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 09:05 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Monday announced 19-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, pleaded guilty that morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to the highest charges in the indictment against him. Gendron pleaded guilty, as charged, to the following offenses:
Lewiston Christmas Walk expands
Mon, Nov 28th 2022 07:00 am
The annual Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend will take place Dec. 1-4 in the historic Village of Lewiston.
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: One Hemp Holistics
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 09:40 am
The One Hemp Holistics website states, "The endocannabinoid system (ECS), comprised of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoid molecules, and their metabolic enzymes, is a crucial molecular system that the body uses to help maintain homeostasis. Therefore, there is a direct link between using hemp-based CBD products and the functioning of this ECS molecular system."
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Queen B's Cottage
Thu, Nov 24th 2022 07:00 am
Queen B's Cottage might be new to the Village of Lewiston, but its owner, Brooke Unversaw, is no stranger to local shoppers.
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Healing Earth CBD
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 07:00 am
When Healing Earth CBD opened in the summer of 2021, public response "was very, very positive," co-owner Brandon Rush said. "You know, obviously there's a huge issue with education. A lot of people come in, and they don't know the difference between marijuana and hemp. They don't know what the difference between CBD and what THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is, or what it does to the body. So, we spend a lot of time educating customers. But I think, overall, it's been a very positive customer experience. I mean, we've done very well; we're obviously still in business."
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Anchor Spirits
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 12:25 pm
"We don't so much as direct people, and offer what I think they should buy. We speak to our customers, and find out what their interests are, what their tastes are," owner Mark Butera said. "And the advice I always give people is drink what you enjoy. And don't worry so much about all the technicalities of the wine and food pairings. What's important is that you're having a beverage that you enjoy with the meal you're anticipating having."
Life-sized 'Gingerbread Wonderland' returns to Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 09:35 am
"Gingerbread Wonderland" will return to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) from Nov. 26 through Dec. 18. Events will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Hochul secures emergency declaration; winter storm covered New York with nearly 7 feet of snow
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 09:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced President Joe Biden approved her request for an emergency declaration for Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Niagara, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wyoming counties, following the historic winter storm that buried some of New York's upstate communities with nearly 7 feet of snow this past week.
DiNapoli: Problems caused by outdated system left state's unemployment insurance program vulnerable to fraud
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 03:55 pm
The state Department of Labor's (DOL) failure to replace its long-troubled unemployment insurance (UI) system and ad hoc workarounds to compensate for the old system weakened oversight and ultimately contributed to an estimated billions of dollars in improper payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Jingle Falls USA returns to downtown Niagara Falls with full schedule of holiday activities
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 05:00 pm
Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls will be the place for one-stop festive fun once again, as Jingle Falls USA kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 26, and continues on Dec. 3 and 10. The annual festival welcomes the return of live entertainment, craft and food vendors, family-friendly activities and Santa to celebrate the holiday season.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath & centerpiece sale returns to benefit hungry community members
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:20 pm
Community members can decorate for the holiday season while supporting their neighbors in need by participating in the FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
Tips to simplify Thanksgiving entertaining
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 07:00 am
Preparing Thanksgiving dinner for a houseful of close friends and relatives can be a tad overwhelming. Thanksgiving is a food- and tradition-centric holiday, and all eyes are typically on the dinner table. Pulling off a feast of this magnitude - multiple courses, side dishes and desserts - takes considerable effort. These tips, tricks and timesavers can be a Thanksgiving host's saving grace.
How to avoid dry turkey this Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 07:00 am
Turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinners. The National Turkey Federation estimates approximately 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving each year, followed by 22 million turkeys at Christmastime.
FASNY offers Thanksgiving reminder ahead of peak home cooking fire season
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:25 am
Thanksgiving and the holiday season are almost upon us, and historically, the arrival of cooler weather and more home cooking - especially for the holidays - lead to an increase in home cooking fires.
Goo Goo Dolls to perform free New Year's Eve show at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Nov 11th 2022 07:00 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will send out 2022 in grand fashion with a free concert by the Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday, Dec. 31 (11 p.m.), on the stage at STIR feature bar, located on the west concourse gaming floor. A select number of VIP packages will be available starting at noon this Friday, Nov. 11.
17th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' will help feed food-insecure families this holiday season
Thu, Nov 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 17th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" will collect much-needed food items for Western New York families in need this holiday season. From 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, through 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 97 Rock's DJ Jickster will live on a FeedMore WNY trailer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital's parking lot located at 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville.
Interesting facts about Veterans Day
Thu, Nov 10th 2022 07:00 am
Each November, individuals across the United States gather to remember and honor the brave men and women who devoted their lives to maintaining the freedoms U.S. residents continue to enjoy. Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 and pays tribute to all American veterans - including the living and deceased - but especially thanks the living veterans who served honorably during war or peacetime, according to History.com.
Can a flu shot protect your brain from dementia?
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 12:55 pm
With flu season officially underway, many people are considering getting a flu shot. Recent research suggests that, in addition to protecting you from the flu, the shot may also help protect your brain.
Ahead of Veterans Day, governor reminds veterans & employers about valuable tax credits, exemptions for qualified New Yorkers who have served in military
Tue, Nov 8th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul reminds New York veterans and employers about "valuable tax credits, exemptions and incentives for qualified military members ahead of Veterans Day."
 

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