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Niagara County welcomes first baby of 2024, born at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 06:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the birth of Niagara County's first baby of 2024. Newborn Ella Jane Williams arrived at 12:56 p.m. Jan. 2, measuring 19 inches and weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. The healthy baby is the daughter of Lindsey Tompkins and Ricky Williams of Niagara Falls.
New York National Guard provided honors at 9,000 veteran funerals in 2023
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:50 am
New York National Guard soldiers and airmen projected providing military funeral honors for the families of 9,000 veterans by the end of 2023.
Fresh air pays dividends, even when it's cold
Mon, Jan 1st 2024 07:00 am
The great outdoors beckons millions of people each spring, summer and fall, but far fewer individuals spend as much time outside in winter. However, spending time outdoors can help to improve mood just as much when the mercury drops as it can when temperatures are warm.
What is WinterFest?
Mon, Jan 1st 2024 07:00 am
For millions of people, the most magical time of the year begins in December and lasts into March. Though December is often characterized as the holiday season, it also marks the start of winter. WinterFest is a celebration of this festive time, and there are events to enjoy across North America.
'Tis the season to be jolly at Wheatfield Commons
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 07:00 am
With the holidays comes a cornucopia of reasons to feel merry, bright and grateful at Wheatfield Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in North Tonawanda.
Let's do more in 2024
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 07:00 am
It was 12 months ago when we heralded 2023 as "the year of we" - noting our vocation takes a team effort.
Old Fort Niagara: Celebrate end of Christmas season at 'Twelfth Night Ball'
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 07:00 am
On Saturday evening, Jan. 6, 2024, Old Fort Niagara will host the return of the "Twelfth Night Ball."
From your friends at NFP
Sun, Dec 24th 2023 07:00 am
Have a wonderful holiday season!
DiMino's Lewiston Tops opens time capsule, celebrates community milestone
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 02:35 pm
DiMino's Lewiston Tops owner Anthony DiMino and his son, John DiMino, the store manager, opened a time capsule on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their family building the current, larger supermarket.
Modern Disposal Services, Myers bring holiday cheer to Care-n-Share
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 11:30 am
Spreading the holiday cheer, Modern Disposal Services officials and Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers visited with Care-n-Share Pantry staffers last Friday in Ransomville for a presentation of checks and some potentially good news for the River Region agency.
Fun ways to enjoy the start of winter
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 07:00 am
Winter begins Dec. 21, 2023, and ends March 19, 2024. Many people lament the arrival of winter, perhaps thinking the colder temperatures and shorter hours of sunlight will compromise their chances to have fun. Even though particularly chilly thermostat readings or stormy conditions can hamper some plans, when people dig deeper they may find that even the coldest days present opportunities for enjoyment.
Scott Bieler donation to help transform Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's auditorium into innovation & training center
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 02:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced a "significant" donation from Scott Bieler, president and CEO of West Herr Auto Group, for the renovation of its auditorium into the Scott Bieler Family Foundation Innovation & Training Center. Work is set to begin in January, with completion expected by June.
Fireplace safety during the holiday season
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 07:00 am
Gatherings with family and friends are an integral component of the holiday season. Certain rooms in the house are on display more than others, with kitchens, dining rooms and living areas serving as popular places to congregate. Of course, fireplaces also serve as popular gathering spots in homes that feature them.
Celebrate Kwanzaa with this beloved West African dish
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 07:00 am
Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African American culture that begins on Dec. 26 and includes the feast of Karamu, which typically is celebrated on Dec. 31. The feast of Karamu is evidence that Kwanzaa celebrations, similar to other holiday-related festivities, simply would not be complete without food shared with loved ones.
Hochul celebrates opening of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center, announces additional investments in Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday joined elected and community leaders to officially open the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center at Niagara Falls State Park.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club shares Christmas spirit
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:50 am
Last weekend, the Lewiston Kiwanis Club gathered to assemble and deliver over 70 Christmas dinner baskets to families in the community.
7 ways to organize and store holiday decorations
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 07:00 am
Decorating a home for holidays is quite popular. A survey from the National Retail Federation found that 53% of respondents said they were planning to decorate their home or yard for Halloween in 2023.
Holiday cooking for a crowd made easy
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 07:00 am
A number of things can be expected during the holiday season. Children will anxiously await visits from Santa and travelers recognize there is bound to be traffic on the roadways and crowds at the airport. And if you're opening your home to guests, those visitors will be expecting some delicious food.
A holiday must-see: 'Stony Brook Legendary Lights' in Lancaster
Sun, Dec 17th 2023 01:00 pm
Lancaster is home to "Stony Brook Legendary Lights," one of the most imaginative, must-see holiday lights celebrations in the country. Over the span of eight streets, more than 300 homes are creatively adorned with lights, giant inflatables, Christmas characters, messages of peace and moving images (figuratively and literally). It's a winter wonderland that can be walked, or driven through, each night from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.
Ellicott Development plans to take plaza anchor building in different direction
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
Ellicott Development has a new plan for its Lewiston plaza.
Hochul announces holiday season 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' enforcement initiative
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 05:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Police will participate in the national enforcement initiative to crack down on impaired driving this holiday season. "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" runs from Wednesday, Dec. 13, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024.
Niagara County Arts & Cultural organizations celebrate creation of cultural endowment fund
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 01:45 pm
A coalition of eight Niagara County arts and cultural organizations is heralding the Niagara County Legislature's approval of its 2024 budget, which includes critical operating support for coalition members.
USA Niagara Development Corp. holds public information session to share preliminary designs for Heritage Gateways in downtown Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 11:15 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) and the City of Niagara Falls held a public information session Monday at the Niagara Falls Convention Center to present preliminary designs for the $12 million Niagara Heritage Gateways Project, which was announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul last year.
Grammy & Juno-winning icon Sarah McLachlan announces show at Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 18
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 11:00 am
Today, acclaimed Grammy and Juno award-winning artist Sarah McLachlan announced "The Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th Anniversary Tour," live across North America next summer. Produced by Live Nation, the 30-date run includes a stop at Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston on Tuesday, June 18. Very special guest Feist will also appear.
PHOTOS: Christmas in the River Region
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 10:35 am
Last week's Christmas Walk in Lewiston was just the beginning of holiday-themed events in the River Region.
Community Missions: Help spread 'Tidings of Joy' this holiday season
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:50 pm
The REACH (Restorative Environments Allowing Children Hope) division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth and young adults, ages 7-24. We provide services to the needy, homeless and emotionally disturbed populations in Niagara County and other neighboring counties as needed. Services include housing, case management, outreach, counseling, and restorative justice circle work.
Artpark awarded $30,000 by the New York State Council on the Arts
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 10:10 am
Artpark & Company announced a grant award totaling $30,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
Erie County clerk, Columbia Law School students, WNY Law Center present report on public transportation in Erie, Niagara counties
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 10:10 am
Students from the Columbia University School of Law, the Western New York Law Center, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, and representatives of the local disability community presented results from more than 2,300 respondents to a year-long "Rate Your Ride" survey.
NCDOH: Still time to reap the benefits of this year's flu shot
Wed, Dec 6th 2023 09:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasize the importance of receiving an annual influenza (flu) vaccine this year as part of National Influenza Vaccine Week (Dec. 4-8).
Doughnuts make a great Hanukkah treat
Tue, Dec 5th 2023 07:00 am
Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of the Temple menorah, during which a minimal supply of oil somehow lasted for eight days. As a result, oil features prominently in Hanukkah traditions, and many faithful Jewish people include foods fried in oil as part of their holiday dinners or desserts.
Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend in photos
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 07:05 am
The holiday season officially began in Lewiston with the annual holiday market at the Brickyard Brewing Company on Thursday; the tree-lighting Friday at Academy Park; Santa's arrival on Saturday and a flurry of family activities in the business district.
M&T Bank announces 'Holiday Music Under the Dome' series in downtown Buffalo
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 07:00 am
M&T Bank's annual "Holiday Music Under the Dome" series will once again bring joyful music and festive celebrations to the bank's Fountain Plaza branch at 575 Main St., in downtown Buffalo. The community is invited to visit M&T's prominent and decorated downtown branch - commonly called the "gold dome" - for holiday performances from Saturday, Dec. 9, through Friday, Dec. 15.
Hanukkah: Dig into a sweet and traditional noodle dish
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 07:00 am
When preparing meals for Hanukkah celebrations, some families may want to serve kugel. Kugel is a Jewish dish that is similar to a casserole or pudding. Kugel originated more than 800 years ago in southern Germany. Kugel soon became a staple within Jewish households throughout eastern Europe and eventually the U.S.
Gary Siddall will take reins as president & CEO of Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
The Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (BSNS) board of managers on Thursday announced the appointment of Gary Siddall as president and CEO. Siddall, who is currently president and CEO of Aquarium of Niagara, will assume his new role in leading the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve on Feb. 5, 2024.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:00 am
Winter weather is in the forecast, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
NYS DCP issues charity scam prevention tips as holiday season begins
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:25 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) aims to raise awareness about charity scams. The charitable spirit of New Yorkers is at an all-time high during the holiday season, so this week's tips are meant to serve as a guide when choosing causes to donate to so donations get to the right place and not in the hands of scammers.
Catholic Charities seeking Santa's Workshop donations, recipients & volunteers
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:25 pm
With the holiday season underway, the Ladies of Charity elves at Catholic Charities Santa's Workshop are again seeking donations, recipients and volunteers to help ensure all children in Western New York have something special to unwrap on Christmas morning.
How fast can a Christmas tree ruin your holiday spirit? Minutes!
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:20 pm
Although Christmas tree fires may not be common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be extremely serious and cause a lot of damage. Fires involving fresh Christmas trees tend to be more common than artificial tree fires. That's in part because fresh Christmas trees dry out over time, making them more flammable the longer they're in the home. A dried-out Christmas tree will burn much more quickly than a well-watered one.
Shea's Performing Arts Center welcomes new president & CEO: Congressman Brian Higgins
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced the appointment of Congressman Brian Higgins as its next president and CEO. Following his career, serving as the U.S. representative for New York's 26th congressional district since 2005, Higgins is set to lead Shea's Performing Arts Center beginning Feb. 5, 2024.
Lewiston preparing for grand eclipse viewing
Fri, Nov 24th 2023 10:30 am
Lewiston residents and tourists will have a little more elbow room to watch the eclipse next spring, now that the Village Board has agreed to close Center Street for this once-in-a-generation spectacle.

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