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Annual Judges and Police Executives Conference assists 10 local organizations
Thu, Dec 28th 2017 06:15 pm
Once again, the Judges and Police Executives Conference of Niagara County gathered for its annual Christmas celebration at the Como Restaurant. Many members wore Christmas attire and spread a little Christmas cheer. But much more than that, the group was again able to help organizations in the community that help others.
NY National Guard expects to conduct 11,170 military funeral services by end of 2017
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
By midnight Dec. 31, New York's Army and Air National Guard is expected to have conducted military funerals for 11,170 veterans during 2017.
Serving those who served: Jastrzemski announces satellite veterans service agency sites in 2018
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 03:10 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski has made "bring government services to the people paying for them" an unofficial motto of his office in the two years since he was first sworn in.
United Way of Greater Niagara receives $5,000 from Northwest Bank
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 01:30 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara on Friday received a $5,000 check from Northwest Bank. Northwest Senior Vice President and North District Manager Lena Prohaska, Vice President and Community Relationship Officer Trina Burruss and Lewiston Branch Manager Gloria Baker presented the check to United Way of Greater Niagara President and CEO Connie Brown.
Niagara University student wins free Lasik surgery from Fichte, Endl & Elmer
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 07:00 am
As the holiday season gets closer and closer, the doctors and staff at Fichte, Endl and Elmer Eyecare decided to fit the holiday theme of giving back.
Tuscarora heroes remembered in Lewiston
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 10:15 am
Lewiston and Tuscarora Nation residents gathered together Tuesday morning at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road to observe the 204th anniversary of the village's most significant event.
USW, Women of Steel, Falls workers collect items for victims of domestic abuse
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 05:20 pm
Mountains of pillows and a roomful of toiletries greeted Passage House Domestic Violence Services staff when they arrived at the City of Niagara Falls Department of Public Works on Monday afternoon. For the past six weeks, United Steelworkers Local No. 9434 and Women of Steel have collected shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, combs, pillows and sheets for the Family & Children's Service of Niagara program. Most items were purchased and donated, while others were handmade and personally delivered.
Neighbors Foundation: 54 Island families assisted this holiday season
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 01:45 pm
Neighbors Foundation President Henry Kammerer said 54 families will receive assistance this holiday as part of the organization's Share Your Happiness food distribution.
USS Little Rock: US Navy commissions fifth freedom-variant littoral combat ship
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 09:45 am
The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Little Rock (LCS 9) - the nation's fifth freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) - on the Buffalo River on Saturday. This milestone officially places the ship, which was designed and built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine, into active service.
Designer brings holiday cheer to Memorial
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has again been transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to the talents of renowned interior designer Richard Nashwinter, who volunteers his talents to brighten the days of countless patients and visitors during the holidays.
Deposits for Food donates to Falls food pantries
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 06:10 pm
Deposits for Food presented its annual holiday donations to two Niagara Falls food pantries, Community Missions and Heart, Love & Soul. Checks to the pantries were presented in November and December to cover the Thanksgiving/Christmas seasons.
Festival of Trees at NYPA Power Vista
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 12:40 pm
The New York Power Authority kicked off its annual Festival of Trees last weekend as part of its "Deck the Halls" event. Visitors can now view more than 60 colorful trees, which are spread out across the two-building Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project.
Village of Lewiston ZBA denies Benjamin Homes variance request
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 07:00 am
Almost two-dozen Village of Lewiston residents came to the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday night to oppose a dimensional variance request for a new build at lot No. 210 on South Third Street. Many hands were raised to voice an opinion but, before anyone had a chance to speak, ZBA Chairman H. John Ritter essentially took the words out of their mouths. He said he couldn't vote in favor of a municipal code alteration, which, he said, would "devalue" the neighboring properties.
New downtown home of Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at UB officially opens
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:25 pm
Sixty-four years after moving to the University at Buffalo's South Campus, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has returned to downtown Buffalo.
Lewiston Senior Center celebrates holiday season by giving back to Lew-Port, Heart & Soul families
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:20 pm
As part of a holiday luncheon program on Tuesday, the Lewiston Senior Center donated dozens of presents to needy Lewiston-Porter Central School District families, and even more canned goods to the Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls. In addition, scarves were given to the Youngstown Porter Community Christmas Baskets program.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club receives accolades, donations at December meeting
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
Community support was the topic at the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston's dinner meeting Wednesday Dec. 6, at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
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.
 

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