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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra offers free tickets to furloughed federal employees, veterans, military families
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:55 pm
In order to maintain access to arts during times of economic stress, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is offering two free tickets to furloughed federal employees, veterans, and military families for the first BPO concert of 2019.
Niagara-Wheatfield, Grand Island b-ball teams come together for Neville family
Tue, Jan 8th 2019 11:50 pm
In basketball terms, when Niagara-Wheatfield and Grand Island stepped onto the hardwood inside N-WHS Tuesday night, the teams were battling to improve their record in the Niagara Frontier League and gain points for the sectional playoffs. As important as a win was, though, Tuesday night was a lot more than basketball. The Falcons and Vikings joined in the 2019 Hoops for Hope game, which was played in honor of a friend close to each school's heart - Julie Neville.
Greater Niagara FCU brings holiday cheer to Child Advocacy Center of Niagara clients
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:00 pm
The Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union treated child clients of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara to an extra special holiday. The Child Advocacy Center, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, provides services to child victims of abuse and trauma.
Mount St. Mary's emergency nurses recognized
Wed, Jan 2nd 2019 04:25 pm
Two emergency department nurses at Mount St. Mary's Hospital were recently recognized by the U.S. Border Patrol for their assistance.
VFW Post 313 joins national Wreaths Across America Day
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
Lake Ontario VFW Post 313 in Youngstown was among those organizations that participated in the national Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 15.
World War II veteran, whose military medals were stolen, gets his wish for new set of medals before Christmas
Fri, Dec 28th 2018 05:25 pm
World War II veteran Andrew J. Dodges reached out to Congressman Brian Higgins in late November with a Christmas wish: to receive a new set of the military service medals he earned while serving in the U.S. Army. Dodges' medals, including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, were stolen from his home.
Building a wall ... of generosity
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 04:05 pm
In an effort to help the less-fortunate - and playing off an idea often debated in news outlets - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara "built a wall." This structure, however, wasn't meant to keep anyone out, but rather to be a source of comfort for people helped by Community Missions.
Lewiston Garden Club celebrates season, donates to Community Missions
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 11:45 am
The Lewiston Garden Club held is annual Christmas luncheon at the Youngstown Yacht Club on Dec. 11.
Women of Steel toiletries & more drive collects items for Passage House
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
For the fourth year in a row, the Women of Steel from United Steelworkers Local 9464 in Niagara Falls came together to collect toiletries, more than 200 pillows, and other items for the people served by Passage House.
Nickelodeon's 'JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M The Tour' to Artpark Mainstage Theater on July 28
Tue, Dec 11th 2018 06:45 pm
Nickelodeon's "JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M The Tour" will make a stop at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. July 28, 2019. This concert event is co-presented by Funtime Presents and AEG Presents.
Lew-Port students to sing Tuscarora praises
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 03:45 pm
Dozens of Lewiston-Porter Elementary School students are rehearsing for the first public performance of the new Tuscarora Heroes song, which will be featured at this year's annual remembrance ceremony. The event is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the monument, located at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
Lindsey Stirling returns to WNY for Ronald McDonald House fundraiser
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 10:00 am
Lindsey Stirling's summer performance at Artpark was the best show this writer has seen in 12 years of covering Mainstage Theater events.
NFFD hosts annual toy fund telethon at NFHS
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 06:35 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara Falls Fire Department continued one of its most favorite traditions: the annual toy fund telethon at Niagara Falls High School.
Aquarium of Niagara now 'best of the best' with AZA accreditation
Wed, Dec 5th 2018 12:50 pm
On Wednesday, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums presented an accreditation plaque to the Aquarium of Niagara. This recognizes the aquarium's "unwavering commitment to the highest standards in animal care, education, conservation and guest experience.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center to launch monthly story time for children
Mon, Dec 3rd 2018 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center has a new program for families. Every month, the venue will host an hour of story time, crafts and snacks in the train station atrium. Stories and crafts will help the youngest visitors engage with the museum's themes of African-American history, freedom and social justice.
Pizza party: Festival of Slice in Niagara Falls
Fri, Nov 30th 2018 10:15 pm
The Festival of Slice debuted Friday as part of the 2018 Jingle Falls downtown Niagara Falls holiday programming. The Cataract City is world-famous for its pizza, and throngs of people flocked to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Old Falls Street to taste $1 slice samples - everything from cheese to old-fashioned, steak and mushroom to steak, chicken finger and onion ring.
Mount St. Mary's cardiac services office now in a new, larger location
Wed, Nov 28th 2018 03:40 pm
In response to its fast-growing patient volume, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has completed the relocation of its cardiology services office from the first floor of the main hospital in Lewiston to new, larger offices in an adjacent medical arts building.
Lewiston Art Festival applications available
Mon, Nov 26th 2018 08:05 pm
Applications are now available for the 53rd annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, 20I9, on Center Street in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show. The application deadline is April 1.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Western New York Land Conservancy complete Stella Niagara Preserve landing restoration
Mon, Nov 26th 2018 08:00 pm
In partnership with the Western New York Land Conservancy, and with funding provided by Oath Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County, under the direction of Empire State Development, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has completed the final phase of the restoration project along the shoreline at the Stella Niagara Preserve's landing in Lewiston.
Deposits for Food continues to assist pantries
Tue, Nov 20th 2018 05:30 pm
Deposits for Food presented donations to two Niagara Falls food pantries last week: Community Missions, and Heart, Love & Soul. The proceeds were obtained from D4F's collections of returnable containers and scrap metal. To date, total donations have topped $55,000.
3 community leaders honored at Niagara University President's Dinner
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 05:20 pm
Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of three individuals - while raising critical funds for student scholarships - during its 2018 President's Dinner, which was held Nov. 16 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Mom Life: Child's pose
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 12:00 pm
Up until three days before I went into labor, I found myself on the mat - the yoga mat, that is.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens for season
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 01:50 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and members of the Town Board, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and trustees, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and local business leaders joined together Saturday afternoon to officially open a new season of the Lewiston Family Ice Rink at Academy Park.
Former Buffalo Bill Eric Wood continues charitable holiday tradition
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 03:30 pm
The Eric Wood Fund, a not-for-profit organization founded by former Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood, will host its fourth annual "Flights and Bites" fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 26. Proceeds will support programming of The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation and Stone's Buddies. The fund provides chronically ill, special needs and physically challenged children throughout Greater Buffalo with daily encouragement and life-changing experiences.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara artists display works at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, Nov 14th 2018 09:25 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has unveiled a third series of works from artists of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
More than 54 million Americans to travel this Thanksgiving, most since 2005
Tue, Nov 13th 2018 07:00 am
AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years (since 2005), with 2.5 million more people taking to the nation's roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.
Drop-off sites for Operation Christmas Child participants
Sat, Nov 10th 2018 11:35 am
This month, sites in Western New York will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19.
Erie County departments of Public Works, Emergency Services join partners to emphasize winter preparation
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
Poloncarz, Neaverth join Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition to highlight county, personal preparation; county retains National Weather Service 'Storm Ready' designation, is honored by NWS as Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
Buffalo City Mission launches 2018 turkey drive to deliver happy Thanksgiving for homeless
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 09:00 am
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off its annual turkey drive to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal for impoverished families, the elderly and shut-ins. The City Mission set a goal to collect 2,000 turkeys from now through Monday, Nov. 19.
Colvin Cleaners distributes record number of coats
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 05:40 pm
The first of three free giveaways of coats and winter items resulted in a Colvin Cleaners "Coats For Kids" record one-day distribution of nearly 6,500 coats, gloves, scarves and hats Saturday at the Kenmore Knights of Columbus. The result of the overwhelming outpouring of families in need was a call by the company for more donations of kids' winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves.
Pitching in for DeGlopper Memorial; parade set
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Etched glass biographies of Grand Island servicemen killed in action are moving closer to completion thanks to the efforts of Island benefactors and student volunteers working out of the Grand Island High School technology wing.
Lower Niagara Community Survivors Group poised to positively impact community
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
The Community Survivors Group recently raised a whopping $21,000 at a one-day benefit event held at The Lewiston Stone House.
Dunn Tire supports 'Read with Reed 83 Challenge' with Hall of Fame NFL star Andre Reed
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 01:40 pm
Western New York tire retailer and automotive services provider Dunn Tire is teaming with one of Buffalo's greatest football legends to help local children catch a love for reading.
Artpark works with Buffalo State, cultural ambassador on historical/educational project
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 07:15 pm
Faculty from Buffalo State College teamed with Artpark & Company and local cultural ambassador Michael Beam on Friday morning to relocate and record historical items purposely placed in the park hill.
Historic Memorial Medical Center webcast brings area students into operating room
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 04:10 pm
Two Western New York schools were treated to an eye-opening real-time learning experience Thursday when a surgical procedure was webcast live from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to students attending STEM classes in Niagara and Erie counties.
Russell J. Salvatore Foundation announces $200,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 06:05 pm
On Thursday, the Russell J. Salvatore Foundation announced a $200,000 commitment to support construction for the veterans wing in the new Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St. The new wing will be named the Russell J. Salvatore Veterans Wing.
'Halloween Spooktacular' headed to Niagara Power Vista
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 09:25 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual "Halloween Spooktacular" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
DEC: Shutdown operations at Tonawanda Coke facility complete
Tue, Oct 23rd 2018 10:25 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday announced the safe completion of shutdown operations at the Tonawanda Coke facility. The facility's extensive system of gas lines has been completely purged and all coke ovens are emptyā€ˇ.
Jingle Falls USA announces festive activities for Niagara Falls
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 02:10 pm
On Thursday morning, Niagara Falls leaders announced events for the second annual Jingle Falls USA in downtown Niagara Falls.
Higgins presents Bronze Star to local veteran & honors wounded warriors with Vietnam veteran lapel pin
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:50 pm
During a gathering of Western New York Military Order of the Purple Heart members, Congressman Brian Higgins honored wounded veterans who served during the Vietnam War, including a special presentation of a Bronze Star and other medals to Chapter 187 Chaplain Robert Segool.

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