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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.
ECDOH: Protect your health with an annual flu vaccine
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:20 am
A flu infection is not inevitable.
Hochul, Armstrong announce short-term extension of current gaming compact between New York & Seneca Nation of Indians
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Seneca Nation of Indians President Rickey L. Armstrong Sr. on Friday met in Buffalo and signed an extension of the current gaming compact between New York state and the Seneca Nation of Indians, which expires Dec. 9, 2023.
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.
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.
Holidays are here: Avoid driving under the influence
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 04:40 pm
Celebrations frequently involve entertaining guests or heading out for nights on the town to enjoy the company of others. Often food and beverages are part of the fun, and that includes alcoholic beverages, which may flow a little more readily during festive occasions.
Niagara County budget proposes cultural endowment fund
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 03:15 pm
As part of the Niagara County 2024 tentative budget, the Niagara County Legislature has created a cultural endowment fund to help support arts and other cultural organizations across the county, according to Chairwoman Becky Wydysh.
Lewiston Town Board receives input on short-term rentals
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
Lewiston Town Board members opened their Monday regular meeting with a public hearing session to gauge community sentiment on matters of short-term rentals/Airbnbs operating within the town.
M&T Bank partners with Tops to expand 'Gift of Warmth,' collecting winter clothing for The Salvation Army
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
The annual "Gift of Warmth" campaign, which has become the region's longest-running winter clothing collection drive, is now expanding with a new partner and into a new city.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Visit Buffalo Niagara, Erie Canalway announce new sculpture at Canalside
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) announced the unveiling of a new permanent sculpture at Canalside. The piece, called BUF, was installed on Marine Drive, near the Hanover intersection.
Prepare your car for winter: AAA provides tips for winter car care
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:00 am
Are you ready to drive in the snow? Is your car? AAA Western and Central New York has compiled some of the best winter car care tips to make sure drivers stay safe this winter season.
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.
Wheatfield water tower logo: Here's your sign!
Fri, Nov 24th 2023 11:00 am
When is a water tank a thing of beauty? The answer in Wheatfield is when it bears a big, beautiful and vivid version of the town's logo.
'Spirit of Victory' staying put
Fri, Nov 24th 2023 10:30 am
"The Spirit of Victory" statue will remain on Lower River Road, across from Joseph Davis State Park.
Village of Lewiston to revisit 'Hometown Heroes' banner program
Fri, Nov 24th 2023 10:25 am
The Village of Lewiston and Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 will again try and work toward adding "Hometown Heroes" banners within the municipality next spring.
Avoid road rage this holiday shopping season: AAA shares tips to keep holidays bright
Fri, Nov 24th 2023 07:00 am
While the holidays are typically a time of joy and cheer, preparing for them can be stressful and overwhelming. It's a tradition for many people to kick off their holiday shopping on Black Friday, when stores and parking lots are very crowded. Don't let the stress and distractions of the shopping season impact you when driving your vehicle. AAA has tips to help drivers remain calm and in control this holiday season.
Catholic parishes announce combined Mass schedule
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 06:40 pm
Roman Catholics in the Town of Niagara and Niagara Falls area will have their choice of 12 different weekend Masses beginning Nov. 25.
HEAVY METAL: Steel installed on thruway overpass
Sat, Nov 18th 2023 07:05 am
Grand Island motorists are welcoming the steel installation process now underway in the bridge replacement project on the New York State Thruway overpass at Exit 18B.
Guilty plea in Niagara County manslaughter case
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 04:55 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Michael Hamilton, age 38, of Niagara Falls, entered a guilty plea today in County Court to the charge of manslaughter in the first degree.
Hochul urges caution for Thanksgiving travel, as extreme winter weather forecasted
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 02:00 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Kathy Hochul urged caution ahead of Thanksgiving, as extreme winter weather is expected to impact holiday travel plans across Western New York and the North Country next week.
Holiday planning: Day trips to entertain guests
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 07:00 am
Travel tends to heat up as the weather begins to chill around the holiday season. With friends and family to see and holiday cheer to spread, it's no wonder why millions of people take to the roads, railways and friendly skies to travel during the holiday season.
FASNY offers lifesaving - and turkey-saving - tips for busiest day of the year for home fires
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 05:30 pm
As New Yorkers get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York urges all to have a safe and happy holiday.
Holiday planning: 4 creature comforts to offer guests
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 07:00 am
Overnight guests can make the holiday season feel that much more special. Spending extra time with loved ones is part and parcel of the holiday season for millions of individuals, and hosting overnight guests ensures hosts get quality time with friends and family members they may not see much of throughout the rest of the year.
Higgins announces plans to leave Congress
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:00 am
Longtime Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has announced plans to leave Congress in February of 2024.
Holiday planning: Pointers for holiday hosts
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 07:00 am
Hosting is a significant part of the holiday season. From late November until New Year's Day, millions of people across North America welcome friends and family into their homes. Whether you're hosting a small gathering with locally based loved ones or welcoming distant relatives into your home for several days, the following are some planning pointers to ensure your home is ready and guests feel welcome this holiday season.
Grand Island Radisson redevelopment gets 1-year extension
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
Have you wondered about what's happening, if anything, at the former Radisson Hotel site at 100 Whitehaven Road?
Pumpkin contest winners announced
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 11:00 am
Grand Island's Paul Yaeger took the top prize in Niagara Frontier Publications' 2023 pumpkin-carving contest. Thanks to all who entered their ghoulish gourds and jazzy jack-o-lanterns - and to all who voted.
Prepare for cold weather with energy tips from NOCO
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 07:00 am
With cooler temperatures setting in, now is the time to get your home ready in advance of the snow and zero-degree wind chills. NOCO is sharing several energy tips to make sure your home isn't caught in the cold this winter.
Holiday planning: Tips to make overnight stays fun for kids this season
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 07:00 am
Travel is a common component of celebrating the holiday season. In 2022, AAA estimated that 112.7 million people would journey 50 miles or more away from home between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2. It stands to reason that a similar number of people will find themselves on the road, rails or in the sky this year as well.
Holiday planning: How to create a welcoming entertaining space at home
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 07:00 am
The lasting effects of the pandemic that swept across the globe in 2020 will be studied for years to come. Though some consequences have yet to be discovered, others, including a heightened desire to entertain loved ones at home, were already apparent even before the world emerged from the darkest days of the pandemic.
Homeless veterans can find shelter and stability at Niagara Gospel Mission on Veterans Day
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 02:15 pm
Whether you observe Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, or on the official date, Nov. 11, the holiday is "a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good," according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Holiday planning: Festive films that make for a perfect family movie night this season
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 07:00 am
A family movie night makes for a great way for families to bond and enjoy some relaxing time together. Such nights are a tradition in households across the globe, and they can even become a fun way for extended families to celebrate the holiday days together. When hosting overnight guests this holiday season, hosts can plan a family movie night and line up any of these family-friendly holiday movies.
Veterans Day 2023: A special anniversary
Mon, Nov 6th 2023 07:00 am
An anniversary is a date when we remember a specific event in time. It can be a joyous memory such as a wedding anniversary.
Gestures anyone can embrace in support of veterans
Mon, Nov 6th 2023 07:00 am
Veterans Day (United States) and Remembrance Day (Canada) are commemorated each year on Nov. 11. Both holidays honor the individuals who served in the armed forces for their respective countries.
FAQ about Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 6th 2023 07:00 am
Each November, millions of people recognize the service and sacrifice of military veterans on Veterans Day. Initially commemorated as Armistice Day but renamed Veterans Day in the United States in 1954, the holiday is a federal holiday throughout the country.
Vehicle pursuit through Niagara County
Sat, Nov 4th 2023 10:10 am
At 1:52 a.m. Saturday, Niagara County Sheriff's Office patrol attempted to initiate a traffic stop for speed in the 4700 block of Tonawanda Creek Road. A white BMW sedan was observed traveling 91 MPH in the 45 MPH zone. Patrols could not safely catch up to the vehicle and the area was checked.
Buffalo Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo announce rhinoceros transfer
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 01:35 pm
The Buffalo Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo have announced the successful transfer of two rhinos between the two institutions.
Wheatfield sets Nov. 6 public hearing on town budget
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 11:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will hold a public hearing on its 2024 preliminary budget at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at Town Hall.
New York state announces applications for home heating assistance availability
Tue, Oct 31st 2023 04:15 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance on Tuesday announced applications for home heating assistance will be accepted beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, throughout the state.

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