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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.
New Niagara County ambulance service now fully operational
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:50 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on Monday announced the new Niagara County ambulance service answered its first call this past Sunday and is now fully operational to serve Niagara County residents. The county has two ambulances in service.
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.
Graycliff Conservancy donates Frank Lloyd Wright material to UB, University Archives
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:20 am
A major donation of historic objects by the Graycliff Conservancy board of directors to the University at Buffalo Libraries will add to the university's already extensive Frank Lloyd Wright collection, further establishing UB as the most comprehensive source in Western New York for research materials related to the celebrated architect and his creative process.
$31 million to support 'transformational redevelopment' of Boulevard Mall in Amherst
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday awarded $31 million to the Town of Amherst for infrastructure work for the Boulevard Mall redevelopment project to "breathe new life into the now-largely-empty Boulevard Mall in Amherst.
Lauer to lead Adams Fire Co. into 100th year
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
On Dec. 3, Adams Fire Co. reelected Chief Donald A. Lauer to the position of fire chief at the annual company meeting.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center names Dr. Mohammad Bilal Awan as head of Lewiston Primary Care Center
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Mohammad Bilal Awan, M.D., as the head of the Lewiston Primary Care Center, effective Jan. 15.
Tips to prepare for flu season
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 07:00 am
Influenza is more common than people may realize. Data from the World Health Organization indicates there are around 1 billion cases of seasonal influenza each year. Though only a small fraction of those cases result in severe illness, even a mild case of the flu can be unpleasant and disruptive.
Tips to kick the common cold
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 07:00 am
The common cold is appropriately named. According to the American Lung Association, adults get an average of two to four colds per year while children typically get between six and eight colds annually. Colds indeed seem an inevitable part of life, and that may be even more so during winter.
Tonawanda man sentenced for fatally shooting man outside of his home, attempting to kill responding police officers
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 01:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 31-year-old Matthew R. Gerwitz of the City of Tonawanda was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 65 years to life in prison.
Gas prices resume retreat: Low oil prices supply holiday season gift to drivers
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 11:15 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.15, down 9 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.28. The New York state average is $3.48, down 5 cents from a week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.61.
LPD: Fire leaves one dead
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 05:15 pm
On Dec. 8, 2023, at 9:19 p.m., Lewiston Police, along with Sanborn Fire Department and Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2, were dispatched to 2253 Saunders Settlement Road for a reported house fire.
You better watch out: Insuring against holiday mishaps
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:50 pm
The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but many serious household accidents occur in December. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on average, there are about 160 decorating-related injuries each day during the holiday season, with more than 40% of the incidents involving falls. Last year, there were nearly 15,000 emergency room visits over the holiday season.
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.
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.
 

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