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Niagara University's Levesque Institute delivers holiday meals to those in need
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and its IMPACT program partnered with several community organizations to distribute turkeys and meals to families in need through its Caring in the Community initiative.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips for a safe & happy holiday shopping season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:30 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection alerted consumers to issues impacting the holiday shopping season. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday shopping season will be rife with delays, higher prices and potential scams. Consumers should expect to have a lengthy wait for goods and holiday presents due to the continued supply shortages and shipping backlogs.
Family Promise of WNY van totaled; shelter desperate to find a replacement
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 04:40 pm
Family Promise of WNY (FPWNY), an emergency family homeless shelter, is "desperate" for community support in securing a van to transport the children and parents it serves. Two weeks ago, the FPWNY 12-passenger van was in a serious accident. The van has been deemed a total loss by an insurance company.
Niagara Falls Lions Club charter night celebration
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:20 am
The Niagara Falls Community Lions, founded more than 18 months ago, celebrated its charter night at the Niagara Riverside Resort earlier this month. During the event, the club was presented with its official charter certificate, which was signed by all its membership in attendance.
Participate in #GivingTuesday: Join Community Missions as it celebrates global day of giving on Nov. 30
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it is officially the giving season. Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is welcoming donations and volunteers as it prepares for its annual celebration of #GivingTuesday.
Niagara River Region Chamber supporting local merchants on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 09:55 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has once again joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition and, together with American Express, supports this year's Small Business Saturday celebration on Nov 27.
SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference deemed a 'huge success'
Thu, Nov 18th 2021 09:30 am
SkillsUSA student officers from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers recently participated in the Fall Leadership Conference in Albany.
Niagara County Legislator Owen Steed to host Thanksgiving takeout dinner
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 05:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Owen Steed will host his annual Thanksgiving dinner for local families on Monday, Nov. 22. Rather than a sit-down dinner, residents will pick up meals to take home and enjoy. Steed said the format change was primarily based on the rise in COVID-19 cases.
With record snow accumulation forecast, M&T Bank announces annual 'Gift of Warmth' donation drive
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 05:10 pm
As winter weather returns and forecasters call for record accumulation, M&T Bank announced the return of its "Gift of Warmth" donation drive, the region's longest-running warm clothing collection program. From Nov. 22 through Jan. 7, 2022, donations of new coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens can be made at all of M&T's local branches to benefit local families in need.
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.
Sabres, Wegmans, Audacy partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets'
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Wegmans and Audacy for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 18, to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY.
Kearns unveils new 'Thank-A-Vet' discount card
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 10:50 am
As the nation celebrated Veterans Day this week, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns raised attention to the struggles veterans and their families may have with suicide or a mental health diagnosis by redesigning the card used in the Erie County clerk's "Thank-A-Vet" discount program.
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 wins Diamond Award for landfill project
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 12:10 pm
Legislator Mike Hill announced Niagara County has won a 2021 Diamond Award in the environmental category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC) for the Niagara County Landfill No. 1 improvement project. Hill and Environmental Coordinator Dawn Timm made a presentation on the award at Tuesdays night's meeting of the County Legislature.
Higgins honors Vietnam veteran Jack Walter
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently honored Vietnam veteran Capt. Jack Walter in a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park for his distinguished service in U.S. Army. He presented Walter with a Vietnam veteran lapel pin ahead of Veterans Day.
Explore & More collect toys for local children in need
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 11:50 am
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announced its open house weekend and toy drive collection kickoff is set for Nov. 19-20.
Orchid show returns to Buffalo Botanical Gardens
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 09:25 pm
For the first time since March of 2020, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, will host the orchid show on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, at the Botanical Gardens.
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.
DEC honors veterans with annual 'Free Fishing Day,' Thursday, Nov. 11
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 01:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced New York will honor veterans with the sixth and final "Free Fishing Day" of 2021, on Thursday, Nov. 11. DEC noted, "New York's 'Free Fishing Days' encourage more people to get outdoors each season to enjoy the state's world-class fishing opportunities."
Higgins: Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act will invest millions in WNY
Sat, Nov 6th 2021 10:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, on Friday announced approval of legislation that he said will support good-paying jobs and rebuild America's infrastructure. The bipartisan legislation provides a 10-year plan for nation building here at home, and reauthorizes through 2026 the existing extension of the surface transportation bill.
Prepare your car for winter: AAA provides tips for care
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 05:35 pm
Snow has been spotted in some areas across Western and Central New York, so now is the time for motorists to refresh their winter driving skills and prepare for colder weather. The National Weather Service has named this week, Oct. 31 through Nov. 6, Winter Weather Awareness Week across New York - it's the perfect time to prepare for the winter season. AAA Western and Central New York has advice to keep everyone safe on the road.
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.
Skydiving enthusiasts set record
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:50 am
Some people refuse to grow up despite growing old. A group of just such people, all septuagenarians, gathered recently at Skydive The Falls in Youngstown.
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.
Higgins asks Canada to consider dropping COVID testing requirement for travelers crossing border
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:05 am
As the U.S. prepares to welcome Canadian neighbors back across the border on Nov. 8, Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the government of Canada to drop its COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers crossing the northern border.
Hochul signs animal welfare legislative package
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package relating to animal welfare. Legislation S.4254/A.4075 prohibits insurers from refusing to issue or renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium for certain policies based solely on the breed of dog owned. Legislation S.5023A/A.5823-A requires veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty.
Hochul signs legislation targeting those who pass a school bus
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed legislation S.4661/A.7330 that provides for the transfer of a portion of fines issued for illegally passing a school bus to the comprehensive school bus driver safety training program for the study and promotion of issues involving school bus safety, establishing a school bus motorist education fund. This legislation aims to discourage motorists from illegally passing stopped school buses thus increasing safety to school children.
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.
Buffalo City Mission announces health care partnership with Amerigroup
Tue, Oct 26th 2021 06:15 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Tuesday announced a new collaboration designed to provide a system of integrated, coordinated care for homeless patients discharged from the hospital.
Fall back into safety - change your clocks, check your smoke alarms
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:50 pm
As New Yorkers prepare for the end of Daylight Saving Time, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding all New Yorkers to check the batteries and test their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have their batteries replaced.
Oh deer! New York deer crashes peak in autumn
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:45 pm
New York drivers need to buck up this fall and watch for animals on the roads. AAA analyzed New York crash data and found that October, November and December are by far the peak months for animal crashes, notably deer, in the Empire State. There were 33,956 animal-related crashes statewide in 2020 - the second-highest level in the past decade - that's equivalent to one animal-related crash every 16 minutes.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru returns nightly this December
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:40 pm
The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru will return to brighten up the holiday season for families across Western New York this December.
Vietnam veterans wall, photo exhibit on display at Niagara County Courthouse
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski hosted a brief ceremony on Tuesday to open a display of the Niagara County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the "Our Photo Album" exhibit featuring photos taken by Vietnam veterans during their tours of duty. The display will be open at least through Veteran's Day (Thursday, Nov. 11) at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partner in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:45 pm
Throughout October, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The mall has teamed up with the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's breast and prostate peer education program to promote how early detection can save lives. From Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22, representatives will be on-site talking with shoppers about the importance of breast health, risk factors, and signs and symptoms.
ECMC, Tim Hortons partner again to support ECMC frontline care services
Thu, Oct 14th 2021 08:25 pm
For a fourth consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's frontline care services, raising $135,567 this year.
Study: Heartburn drugs may have unexpected benefits on gum disease
Wed, Oct 13th 2021 02:40 pm
The use of heartburn medication is associated with decreased severity of gum disease, according to a recent University at Buffalo study.
ECHDC board authorizes construction contracts for Terminal B renovations project on Outer Harbor
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Tuesday and authorized construction contracts totaling $13 million for the Terminal B renovations project on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The project will create a new outdoor events center and surrounding open space by rehabilitating a vacant structure and utilizing existing parking, while reclaiming seven acres of contaminated property to open additional public access with new lake views.
'Ransomville Speedway: History, Community, & Culture at a Dirt Track' exhibition on view at CAM
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 10:10 pm
"The Ransomville Speedway: History, Community, & Culture at a Dirt Track" is the Castellani Art Museum's newest folk arts exhibition, on view starting this weekend.
 

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