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'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.
Early voting continues in Niagara County
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 02:35 pm
Early voting is available to all registered voters in Niagara County for the Nov. 8 general election. Participate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 6, at the following locations:
How voters can prepare for Election Day
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 07:00 am
The right to vote is one of the foundations of democracy. Exercising that right is vital to creating a nation where everyone feels as though their voice has been heard.
Buffalo Sabres partnering with ConnectLife for November blood drive
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres are partnering with ConnectLife for a monthlong blood drive in November. All presenting donors will receive a voucher good for two complimentary tickets to an upcoming Buffalo Sabres game.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara unveils T-shirt for 127th annual YMCA Turkey Trot
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 10:40 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has unveiled the anticipated T-shirt for the 127th annual YMCA Turkey Trot. Organizers said, "This year's T-shirt pays homage to the thousands of trotters who have participated over the years in the oldest consecutively run footrace in the world. The T-shirt showcases runners strolling in the background with the gorgeous City of Buffalo skyline in the foreground."
Chamber Gala to honor Youngstown Lions Club, The Rose Hanger, Historical Association of Lewiston
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 11:25 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the community at the annual awards dinner Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The board of directors will present awards to member businesses from 2020 and 2022.
NCSO targeting 'aggressive driving behaviors'
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 05:50 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with our law enforcement partners across the county (New York State Park Police, Niagara Falls Police Department, North Tonawanda Police Department, Town of Niagara Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Somerset Police Department, New York State Police, Lockport Police Department, Youngstown Police Department), announce a traffic enforcement campaign focused on aggressive driving behaviors.
De-Sign Committee 'Rejoices as sign comes down'
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 04:00 pm
The Lewiston De-Sign Committee, a group of local citizens dedicated to removing an overabundance of signs and clutter in the village, declared another victory on Monday, Oct. 24, when a large sign near the Niagara Scenic Parkway entrance was removed by the New York State Department of Transportation
Chamber gala returns to honor River Region contributors
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the community at the annual awards dinner Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The board of directors will present awards to member businesses from 2020 and 2022.
Niagara Falls Library to launch community tool lending library
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 09:30 am
The Niagara Falls Library will begin offering a tool library service for local residents to check out tools and equipment needed for home improvement projects, free of charge.
'Rock'N with HART' event to feature Summer of '69 Band
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 07:00 am
After a two-year hiatus, "Rock'N with HART" is back. The event, featuring Western New York's renowned Summer of '69 All-Star Band, will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Lewiston Event Center. The evening will be filled with music, raffles and a basket auction, all raising funds to benefit the Home Assistance Referral Team.
'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald' at Brickyard Brewing Company
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 07:00 am
At 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, the Lewiston Council on the Arts will present the ninth annual "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St. This multisensory and multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 47th anniversary of the disaster.
 

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