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PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' springs to life
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 06:25 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company staged its annual production of "The Nutcracker" over the weekend at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-centric production was directed by Beverley Feder and Julie Traver, and starred local dance students (and their parents, too).
Former Islander faces cliffs, snakes, bears in Appalachian Trail hike
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
Near the northernmost point of the Appalachian Trail, in Maine, hikers walk through a wilderness that stretches unbroken for 100 miles. It is called the One Hundred Mile Wilderness. Jeff Bullock, 32, a Grand Island High School graduate, who hiked the entire 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail in six months, described the wilderness as "peaceful."
Village of Lewiston businesses not worried about proposed Tim Hortons
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 02:35 pm
While many names were bandied about (particularly McDonald's and Walgreens), there was two words many speculated would result in a doomsday scenario for locally owned eateries: Tim Hortons.
Sign of season: Santa Land brings holiday family fun to Chestnut Ridge Park
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 12:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge Park. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10. The Parks Department is partnering with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy and the Town of Orchard Park Recreation Department again this year to present the popular weekend event, which features free family activities to brighten the holiday spirit.
Village of Lewiston unanimously endorses resident lawsuit against DEC, CWM
Tue, Dec 5th 2017 05:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has become a party to a lawsuit seeking to block polychlorinated biphenyls from entering the River Region.
New report confirms Discover Niagara Shuttle driving economic opportunity in Niagara Region
Mon, Dec 4th 2017 03:35 pm
Elected, cultural and tourism leaders from the Greater Niagara Region on Monday unveiled the results of a comprehensive rider survey and economic study detailing the Discover Niagara Shuttle's impact on the local economy.
GreenFields Continuing Care Community residents raise $10,000 for Alzheimer's Association
Mon, Dec 4th 2017 03:05 pm
Residents at The GreenFields Continuing Care Community in Lancaster recently presented a check for more than $10,000 to the Alzheimer's Association of WNY.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Mon, Dec 4th 2017 02:55 pm
According to a new AAA survey, an estimated 20 million Americans who purchased a real Christmas tree in the past three years did not properly secure it to their vehicle, risking serious vehicle damage and dangerous road debris.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Christmas Walk weekend in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:35 pm
The North Pole temporarily relocated to Lewiston this weekend.
Kelly's Country Store makes $1,500 donation to WNYHeroes
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:30 am
Kelly's Country Store made a donation to a local service organization as part of the store's annual holiday fund drive.
Phase one of Stella Niagara restoration complete
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:50 am
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has announced completion of phase one of a restoration project at the Stella Niagara Preserve's landing in Lewiston.
Explore & More topping-off milestone at Canalside
Thu, Nov 30th 2017 05:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced the topping off of the new $29 million Explore & More Children's Museum on the South Aud Block of Canalside.
View from above
Thu, Nov 30th 2017 01:50 pm
Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Robert Whelan, a native of Buffalo assigned to the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), looks out from the inside of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a photo exercise in the Arabian Gulf.
New lights, attractions brighten Schoellkopf Park
Wed, Nov 29th 2017 05:55 pm
A holiday tradition is bigger and brighter than ever this year at historic Schoellkopf Park.
Niagara University students support needy families through Giving Tuesday
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 04:45 pm
While most college students were sound asleep Tuesday morning, Justin Crawford woke up early to volunteer at Community Missions of Niagara Frontier. By 6:15 a.m., the Niagara University junior and several of his peers were clad in hairnets and gloves, cooking breakfast for guests of the Niagara Falls-based nonprofit, which serves homeless individuals and families.
Old Fort Niagara's 'Castle by Candlelight' tours offer 18th century merriment
Mon, Nov 27th 2017 01:05 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to experience the holiday spirit in the company of 18th century-style merrymakers at this season's "Castle by Candlelight" tours on Dec. 9 and 16. Music, crafts, demonstrations and more will make the French Castle, decorated by the Youngstown Garden Club, brim with festivities. The event will also include the feu de joie celebratory cannon and musket firings.
More historical items on display at museum inside Lewiston's Red Brick
Sat, Nov 25th 2017 07:00 am
About 18 months ago, when Russell H. Piper Jr. opened a room jam-packed with historical Lewiston paintings, prints, engravings, newspaper articles and furnishings inside the Red Brick Municipal Building, he said it was just the beginning. True enough, when guests visit during the upcoming Tour of Homes/Christmas Walk weekend, they will find more than 3,000 items in the second-floor repository.
Community Mission's Giving Tuesday heads to area eateries to raise funds for less-fortunate
Thu, Nov 23rd 2017 07:00 am
As the holiday season approaches, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is preparing for its Nov. 28 Giving Tuesday event, and is reaching out to the Niagara community in an effort to collect donations for those in need.
Memorial babies get special Thanksgiving welcome
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:30 pm
Babies born Wednesday at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center received a very special Thanksgiving welcome - crocheted Thanksgiving turkey caps.
5 community leaders honored at Niagara University President's Dinner
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:30 am
Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five individuals - while raising critical funds for student scholarships - during its 2017 President's Dinner, which was held Nov. 17 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Erie County DPW, Emergency Services emphasize winter preparation
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Public Works William Geary and Emergency Services Commissioner Daniel Neaverth Jr. to emphasize planning, preparedness and safety as winter approaches.
Anchor Bar opens in Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 05:15 pm
Anchor Bar, the home of "The Original Buffalo Chicken Wing," held a grand-opening celebration Thursday for its 10th franchise location, and first in Niagara County. The restaurant is located at 114 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, inside the Holiday Inn.
Buffalo History Museum unveils 'Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports'
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:05 pm
"Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports," debuted in The Buffalo History Museum on Tuesday, making it Western New York's first-ever, comprehensive exhibition of Buffalo's professional sports history from 1880 through today.
'Christmastime with Fieldstone and Holly': Historical Association of Lewiston celebrates 13th annual Tour of Homes
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:05 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's signature event, the Lewiston Tour of Homes, will kick off the holiday season Christmas Walk weekend, Dec. 2-3. Tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual event, themed "Christmastime with Fieldstone and Holly," which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Eric Wood Fund raises $57,500 for in-need Greater Buffalo children & families
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:35 pm
On Monday night, The Eric Wood Fund, a not-for-profit organization founded by Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood, raised $57,500 to support programming of The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation and Stone's Buddies. Proceeds were raised at the organization's annual Flights and Bites fundraiser and silent auction.
Artpark to winter: Your days are numbered; venue announces return of BNL in 2018
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 10:05 am
Barenaked Ladies' "Last Summer on Earth Tour 2018" will make a stop at Artpark on July 10, alongside Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. The triple bill will be presented on the Outdoor Amphitheater stage as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
Photos: Veterans Day observed in Lewiston
Sun, Nov 12th 2017 05:00 pm
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 and American Legion C.C. Kenney Lewiston Post 1083 gathered together at the eternal flame in Academy Park to pay tribute to those who fought for and died for this country.
Lewiston No. 1 quick to prevent loss on Center Street
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 11:35 am
Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. and local first-responders were on site at the 500 block of Center Street before 10:30 a.m. Saturday, responding to a call of sparks, fraying and smoke coming from a basement electrical panel. The building's ground level is home to Cool Smiles (dental office of Dr. Anthony DeLuke), Chéri Amour, Salon Jule and Antique to Chic.
Niagara Falls: WNY Land Conservancy announces 'Restore the Gorge'
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy invites the community to attend a project unveiling at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Niagara Falls Public Library, for "Restore the Gorge," its planned ecological restoration of the Niagara Gorge.
FRONTIER HOUSE COULD BE SOLD
Tue, Nov 7th 2017 12:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston's crown jewel has a new owner - one who has yet to be identified. Over the weekend, the Hastings family - Richard, his wife, Judy, and son, Alan - reached an agreement to sell the Frontier House and almost one acre of property for $800,000. The deal was represented by Dian Ruta, a licensed associate broker with Great Lakes Real Estate Inc.
Jacobs provides funding for legal aid to veterans
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has secured $25,000 in the current state budget for the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo to support providing legal services to veterans and military families across Western New York.
Niagara University signs agreement with Lew-Port to house international exchange students
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 07:15 pm
International students attending Lewiston-Porter High School will soon have the opportunity to add collegiate life to their American experience, thanks to a partnership formalized Friday with Niagara University.
Sidway Elementary School: First fundraiser for new playground scares up $4K
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Sidway Elementary School Principal Denise Dunbar was a little more afraid heading into Halloween than usual.
World-renowned Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off holiday season with 91st spectacle of wonder
Wed, Nov 1st 2017 02:30 pm
This Thanksgiving, a magical march returns to the streets of New York City and to homes across the U.S. as the 91st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holiday season with its signature spectacle of wonder.
UB, Sisters Hospital earn national award for educating future nurses in maternal-newborn care
Wed, Nov 1st 2017 02:25 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing and Catholic Health System's Sisters of Charity Hospital have been awarded the 2017 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award.
Niagara Hospice holds Light-a-Life celebration
Wed, Nov 1st 2017 08:10 am
Niagara Hospice will hold its annual Light-a-Life Memorial Tree Lighting celebration from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, under the Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion behind Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Drive. Lockport.
Jacobs commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month by securing funding for key service providers
Fri, Oct 27th 2017 03:25 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs marked Domestic Violence Awareness Month by announcing two state grants for service providers that provide assistance to victims and their families across Western New York. The Family Justice Center of Erie County and Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Buffalo will each be the recipient of a $25,000 public protection grant to further their respective missions.
Meet Stryker
Fri, Oct 27th 2017 08:50 am
A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated has made his first public appearance, and joined other rescued seals at the Aquarium of Niagara.
French heritage, free music performance & commemorating WWI: Old Fort Niagara in November
Mon, Oct 23rd 2017 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara will look to offer diverse and engaging programming in November, including French Heritage Day, a hearth cooking workshop, a free Scottish music performance, and a World War I history presentation. In addition, veterans and active military people will be admitted free on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
VFW Post 313 kicks off capital campaign
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:30 pm
I'm sure you are aware of the important role the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 313 plays in helping veterans in the Youngstown area. Our work is supported largely by the generous donors who contribute to our annual capital campaign.
 

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