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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.
DEC reminds homeowners & landlords to prioritize safety with home heating this fall, winter
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advised homeowners and landlords to put safety first when preparing for home heating needs this fall and winter.
Journey to bring 'Freedom Tour' to Buffalo's KeyBank Center
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:40 am
One of the most legendary rock bands of all time, Journey, announces the continuation of their successful tour with the "50th Anniversary Celebration Freedom Tour 2023," featuring, very special guest Toto.
Niagara University receives $3.5 million gift from William and Nancy Gacioch
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:30 pm
William (Class of 1961, 2007 - honorary) and Nancy Gacioch have made a commitment of $3.5 million to Niagara University. The gift was announced at the dedication of the Gacioch Center for Career & Professional Development and the Gacioch Circle on Friday.
Michael Bublé impresses Buffalo crowd
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 08:35 pm
As Michael Bublé descended under the same part of the stage he had made his appearance at two hours earlier, everyone in attendance at his KeyBank Center performance on Tuesday night was giving him a well-deserved standing ovation.
'Native American Harvest Celebration': Giving thanks at Artpark
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 09:20 am
From 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, Artpark & Company will present the first "Native Fall Harvest Celebration" of thanks with traditional songs, dance, harvest storytelling, a lacrosse workshop, interactive activities and a cornhusk doll workshop. Admission is free.
Residents with (and without) disabilities invited to 'Meet the Candidates'
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 07:00 am
For many years, Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC) has encouraged citizens with disabilities to participate in the electoral process and make their preferences known about the candidates on the ballot in November - but first, voters need to learn more about those running to make an informed decision.
HAL scholarship commemorates Indigenous Peoples Day
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:55 pm
Ken Slaugenhoupt, right, president of the Historical Association of Lewiston, presents Elijah Smith, a member of the Deer Clan of the Tuscarora Nation, the annual HAL scholarship commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day, on Monday, Oct. 10.
'Creatures After Dark' at Botanical Gardens: Dinos, and fossils, and plants, OH MY!
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will feature a brand-new exhibit in the "Gardens After Dark" series called "Creatures After Dark."
Niagara County: Impacts of new gun laws discussed in Youngstown
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 11:00 am
Area pistol permitholders and firearms supporters learned more on the impacts of recently passed state gun legislation Tuesday evening at the Youngstown firehall.
NYS Commissioner of Education Dr. Rosa, NYSED visit Tuscarora Indian School
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 07:00 am
New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. Betty A. Rosa and members of the New York State Education Department made a visit to the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District, specifically to the Tuscarora Indian School. The goal of the stop was to meet with the members of the Tuscarora Council, tour the school, and inspect the beginning of school improvements that have started thanks to monies from New York state totaling $11.8 million.
ECHDC announces unveiling of 'Round Man' sculpture on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced the unveiling of the renowned sculpture "Round Man" on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Hochul signs legislative package designed to strengthen New York's Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise program
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a legislative package intended to strengthen New York's program to support Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. She signed the new legislation in conjunction with the state's 12th annual MWBE forum, which runs through Oct. 7.
914th Air Refueling Wing: Niagara breaks ground on main gate project
Wed, Oct 5th 2022 07:00 am
The 914th Air Refueling Wing conducted a ground-break ceremony on base Oct. 4 to begin the main gate renovation project. This $10.6 million project is expected to last approximately two years and will create temporary changes to traffic patterns inbound and outbound the installation.
AT&T and Explore & More team up to create all-new digital literacy enrichment program to help bridge digital divide locally
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 05:25 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and AT&T have collaborated to create and bring an innovative hands-on experience in digital literacy to 3,000 Buffalo and Niagara Falls area third-grade students that attend tier-1 schools. The AT&T Digital Enrichment Experience launched Thursday, Sept. 29, with 45 students being the first participants engaging in digital literacy activities across the museum.
Memorial, NU to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, & Mission will host a coronavirus vaccination clinic from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Entrepreneur School of Thought, 1110 19th St., Niagara Falls.
Erie County District Attorney's Office observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 09:55 am
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, District Attorney John J. Flynn reminds the residents of Erie County that his office remains a resource for victims of domestic violence and will continue to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
John Mellencamp to perform at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 08:55 pm
On Thursday - live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opening of his new permanent exhibition - John Mellencamp confirmed a North American tour, "Live and In Person 2023," set to kick off in February.
Artpark presents 'En Plein Air' Oct. 8
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 04:30 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Artpark & Company presents "En Plein Air," an event organized in collaboration with the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center and Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Join artists from the "Niagara Painters Group" and others working on site at Artpark for an afternoon of outdoor painting during peak fall foliage season.
 

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