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Lewiston Council on the Arts names Maria Fortuna Dean new executive director
Wed, Dec 21st 2022 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts on Wednesday announced the appointment of its new executive director, Maria Fortuna Dean.
Eastern Air Defense Sector's NY Air Guardsmen supporting 'NORAD Tracks Santa' operations
Wed, Dec 21st 2022 01:20 pm
The North American Aerospace Defense Command defends the North American airspace 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. On Dec. 24, NORAD will add one element to its mission for the 67th year, as it tracks Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve flight.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to help consumers navigate holiday shopping season
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 04:00 pm
As the final part of its five-part consumer alert holiday series, the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) reminds shoppers of New York state laws regarding warranties and service contracts, so consumers can make informed decisions about holiday purchases. To avoid surprises, DCP recommends that consumers understand what to look for when reviewing warranties and service contracts.
Jay Leno to perform at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on March 18
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 04:05 pm
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino delivered a very special holiday gift to comedy fans on Monday: The legendary Jay Leno will perform in the Seneca Allegany Event Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18. Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday, Dec. 23, and start at $45.
Islanders benefit from students' generosity
Sat, Dec 17th 2022 07:00 am
Veronica Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School collected enough nonperishable food to fill 66 bags, said Dave Conboy, president of the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.
Town of Niagara: Lawyer hired to represent town, officers involved in November shooting
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara hired a lawyer Tuesday to represent them in any proceedings stemming from an officer-involved shooting Nov. 19.
Niagara University presents 'Story Lane on Ice'
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 07:00 am
On Dec. 8, Niagara University's Club Figure Skating, Future Teacher's Club, and Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement teamed up to transform the university's Dwyer Arena into "Story Lane on Ice."
Buffalo Sabres acquire Youngstown's Cecconi
Thu, Dec 15th 2022 07:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the acquisition of defenseman and Youngstown native Joseph Cecconi.
Buffalo Bills star Stefon Diggs and M&T Bank provide holiday help for local families
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 02:20 pm
M&T Bank teamed up with Buffalo Bills star receiver Stefon Diggs to spread joy and deliver extra holiday help for about 100 families from the east side of Buffalo during a special celebration held at the William-Emslie Family YMCA in Buffalo. This holiday celebration was the culmination of a season-long partnership between Diggs and M&T Bank.
Make the best of small dining space
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 07:00 am
Some homeowners may aspire to have expansive dining rooms replete with seating for 12 beneath a stunning chandelier. That kind of space certainly makes hosting dinner parties easier. However, modern homes typically have small dining rooms that require homeowners or renters to be resourceful when entertaining guests.
Holidays and memory changes - tips for families
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 07:00 am
The holiday season is known as a time when families come together to celebrate. In many cases, it can be the first time family members have seen each other in months. Because of this, it may also be the first time families notice memory or behavior changes in their older loved ones.
'Candlelight Christmas Concert' in Youngstown
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 07:00 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown will presenting its annual "Candlelight Christmas Concert" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, in the church sanctuary. 
Destination Niagara USA sells ornaments to benefit Niagara Falls Fire Department toy fund
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Each year, the Niagara Falls Fire Department hosts a large fundraiser to benefit kids in the community by providing Christmas toys to those in need. Organizers said they hope to raise $90,000 now in year 94.
FASNY: Spread holiday cheer - and fire safety
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 11:30 am
The holiday season is here! All across the state, New York residents are setting up holiday candles, trees and lights to decorate their home. The Firefighter's Association of New York (FASNY) would like to remind everyone of a few safety tips to enjoy a safe holiday season.
Youngstown Presbyterian to light up Christmas Eve
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 10:45 am
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown is sponsoring a Christmas Eve luminaria to light up the Village of Youngstown's Main and Church streets in celebration of the season.
Youngstown's 'Christmas in the Village' includes visits with Santa, crafts, gifts & more
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:00 am
"Christmas in the Village" returns Saturday, Dec. 10, to Youngstown, with plenty of holiday merry-making activities in store. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Youngstown Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St., and throughout the village. The Village of Youngstown presents the event with assistance from the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local merchants.
Santa overcomes weather to arrive in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 12:30 pm
Despite high winds and wet, rainy conditions, Santa Claus did arrive safely in Lewiston on Saturday, to continue participating in Christmas Walk weekend events. Jolly Old St. Nicholas was scheduled to appear from inside his float in the International Peace Garden but, as the weather wasn't cooperative, opted to greet children and families from inside Deal Realty (451 Center St.)
Photos: Christmas tree-lighting in Lewiston
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 09:30 pm
Village Recreation Department Director Brendan McDermott served as emcee Friday night at the tree-lighting ceremony ringing in Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend.
New twists, surprises for families attending GNBC's 'The Nutcracker' this year
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 09:40 am
For three generations and counting, the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker" has been a holiday staple in Niagara County. That tradition continues this year, but with a few fun additions.
Heritage Christian Services reveals new logo with Buffalo Bills' Cam Lewis
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:15 pm
Heritage Christian Services is revealing a new logo and tagline: "People of possibility," conveying its mission to promote the inclusivity of all people - and its belief in the endless possibilities for everyone it serves.
Local Rotary clubs send relief supplies to Ukraine
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:15 am
The Rotary Club of Lewiston, NY and Niagara-on-the-Lake, in combination with local Rotary District 7090 - which includes over 70 Rotary clubs in Southern Ontario and Western New York - announced a $25,000 grant to aid the citizens of Ukraine.
Niagara Pride hosting community forum on LGBTQ+ violence, active shooter training
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
In response to the recent shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Niagara Pride is partnering with other local community providers to provide a community forum to give local LGBTQ+ individuals and allies an opportunity to share their thoughts, emotions and reflections on violence aimed at the LGBTQ+ community.
Maid of the Mist names new executive vice president
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
Maid of the Mist President Christopher M. Glynn has announced the appointment of John Sicinski as executive vice president to oversee marine operations, marketing, retail, legal, human resources, and administrative functions.
Buffalo City Mission, Niagara Gospel Mission among local groups helping less-fortunate at Thanksgiving
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
The Buffalo City Mission held its annual "Turkey Express" event, delivering more than 4,500 turkey dinners to the poor and homeless across Western New York. This event marked the first time the event was held at one central location - the new Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise.
Community Missions launches Giving Tuesday initiative at holiday season
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier announces its annual participation in Giving Tuesday this year, on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Its goal is to encourage the community to donate and volunteer to give back to their neighbors around the holidays.
Shea's Wurlitzer organ restoration progresses
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
The landmark Mighty Wurlitzer organ at Shea's Buffalo Theater is moving smoothly toward completing its $386,500 restoration in time for the historic center's 100th anniversary in January 2026.
'Holiday Happenings at the NACC'
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
On Saturdays, Dec. 3-17, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will hold "Holiday Happenings," a free event with vendors, art, music, performances, crafts, food and a basket auction at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Thanksgiving: A guide to cooking with kids
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 07:00 am
Children may start their culinary careers crafting mud pies in their backyards, but that creativity and imagination soon may translate into foods they can actually eat. Many kids love cooking, because it can be fun and messy, which are two qualities that children find hard to resist.
Crustless pie a treat for those with gluten intolerance
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 07:00 am
The holiday season is a popular time to entertain. Food is often a focal point of holiday season entertaining.
NY Farm Bureau market basket survey reveals inflation continues to push up price of Thanksgiving dinner
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 02:45 pm
New York Farm Bureau's 2022 market basket survey shows the price of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner saw a double-digit price jump from last year's meal. The average total price, which includes a 16-pound turkey and other common items found on a holiday dinner table, is $66.39, about a 26% increase over last year's price of $52.59.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Thu, Nov 17th 2022 09:35 am
Winter weather is in the forecast, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Jingle Falls USA returns to downtown Niagara Falls with full schedule of holiday activities
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 05:00 pm
Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls will be the place for one-stop festive fun once again, as Jingle Falls USA kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 26, and continues on Dec. 3 and 10. The annual festival welcomes the return of live entertainment, craft and food vendors, family-friendly activities and Santa to celebrate the holiday season.
Christmas Baskets Program in Youngstown to benefit needy in River Region
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:45 am
While Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, planning for the Christmas season is already moving ahead in Youngstown.
FASNY offers Thanksgiving reminder ahead of peak home cooking fire season
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:25 am
Thanksgiving and the holiday season are almost upon us, and historically, the arrival of cooler weather and more home cooking - especially for the holidays - lead to an increase in home cooking fires.
Goo Goo Dolls to perform free New Year's Eve show at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Nov 11th 2022 07:00 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will send out 2022 in grand fashion with a free concert by the Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday, Dec. 31 (11 p.m.), on the stage at STIR feature bar, located on the west concourse gaming floor. A select number of VIP packages will be available starting at noon this Friday, Nov. 11.
New York State Smokers' Quitline hosts webinar on nicotine and stress
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 01:00 pm
The New York State Smokers' Quitline encourages health care professionals and community workers to prioritize tobacco dependence treatment in today's increasingly stress-filled world. Contrary to common perception, continued use of tobacco and vape products does not relieve stress, but rather reduces nicotine withdrawal.
How to furnish your dining area
Tue, Nov 8th 2022 07:00 am
Modern homes look a bit different than those of generations past. Rather than several small rooms divided by walls, modern homes offer open-concept floor plans. That means the boundaries between spaces are not so defined, allowing rooms and activities to blend into one another.
Department of State's Consumer Protection Division issues warnings for consumers as holiday season approaches
Mon, Nov 7th 2022 07:00 am
The New York Department of State's Consumer Protection Division (DCP) announced the rollout of a five-part consumer alert series to help cost-conscious New Yorkers navigate the holiday shopping season. In the coming weeks, consumers will receive guidance on charity scams, credit cards, gift cards, refunds, returns and warranties.
Sneaker art
Mon, Nov 7th 2022 07:00 am
Students in Debbie Wilczak's fashion design/interior decorating program, at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, recently had the opportunity to customize their own sneakers. The students used leather or fabric paint to explore their artistic abilities to make their custom shoes. They used Disney and the movies "Star Wars" and "Scream" as their inspirations.
Girl Scouts of Western New York prepares for some updates this upcoming cookie season
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 03:30 pm
On Thursday, Girl Scouts of Western New York announced some additions and changes to the upcoming cookie season. Starting next month, GSWNY is bringing back its early holiday offer with the winter launch of the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program. Girl Scout Cookie lovers across Western New York will be able to purchase their favorite cookies online on Dec. 10, making the winter season a little brighter - just in time for the holidays.
 

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