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Breakfast with Santa at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:30 am
On Saturday, the Aquarium of Niagara hosted its second annual Breakfast with Santa.
'Sabres UnPucked' event returns in February
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will host the second annual "Sabres UnPucked" event Thursday, Feb. 12, on the floor of First Niagara Center. All proceeds from "Sabres UnPucked," for which doors open at 6:30 p.m., will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
American Baptist Home Mission Society awards Community Missions
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 05:20 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. in Niagara Falls recently received a $5,000 grant from the One Great Hour of Sharing Domestic Emergency Food and Shelter fund, from the World Relief Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA, and facilitated by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies.
Buffalo Zoo says goodbye to oldest living spectacled bear
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is saddened by the loss of its spectacled bear, Diana, who was humanely euthanized Tuesday due to declining health. At 35 years old, Diana was the oldest spectacled bear in the world at the time of her death.
Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 donates turkeys to Community Missions
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 dropped off its donation of more than 50 turkeys Tuesday afternoon for distribution during Community Missions' Christmas program.
SPCA holds holiday party
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Dogs were barking up the right tree at the Niagara County SPCA's fourth annual holiday party, held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Elk's Lodge in the Town of Niagara.
Meet Sampson: Buffalo Zoo announces name of baby giraffe
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the name of a baby giraffe who was born in October. His name is Sampson.
Islanders, Jickster work to aid Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 07:00 am
A pair of Grand Island residents assisted DJ Jickster of 97 Rock during his record-setting ninth annual "Rock Out Hunger" to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Buffalo Sabres hosting winter clothing drive
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again host a winter clothing drive at four home games during the month of December.
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Canalside announce multiyear partnership
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 04:50 pm
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Canalside today announced a multiyear partnership. The three-year agreement establishes BlueCross BlueShield as the official health plan of Canalside, a four-season regional destination and entertainment district occupying 21 acres.
Niagara Now: Christmas around Niagara County
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 04:35 pm
The holiday season is in full swing and whether you're looking to see lights, watch history come alive, or discover Niagara Falls via a cozy carriage ride, Niagara USA is brimming with activities to keep you entertained until Santa comes down the chimney.
OCC: More than 10,000 shoebox gifts collected by Buffalo-area residents
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
Buffalo-area residents rallied together to pack more than 10,000 Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts last month for children worldwide struggling with war, disease, poverty and other difficult circumstances.
Dunkin' Donuts launches partnership with Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots in Western New York
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Dunkin' Donuts today announced its partnership with one of America's most iconic holiday toy collection drives through a third-year initiative with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in Western New York.
Giving back
Sat, Nov 29th 2014 12:15 pm
On Thanksgiving morning, St. Peter R.C. parishioners helped local food pantries by donating nonperishable food items, which were presented as the offering during Mass.
Aquarium of Niagara 'Cruzes' into holiday season
Fri, Nov 28th 2014 07:00 am
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Aquarium of Niagara is getting ready to celebrate with a series of events, specials and donation drives.
'Turkeys for Tickets' drive nets 2,220 turkeys for Buffalo City Mission, Food Bank of WNY
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres partnered with Tops Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive this morning and collected more than 2,220 20-pound frozen turkeys for the Buffalo City Mission and the Food Bank of Western New York.
'Small Business Saturday' supported
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation in recognition of "Small Business Saturday," which will take place Nov. 29, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and a day after "Black Friday."
Lewiston Museum open during Christmas Walk
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
The Lewiston Museum will be open to the public during the Lewiston Christmas Walk, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7.
Erie County prepares for thaw, potential flooding
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Saturday by numerous elected officials in visits to snow-affected areas around Erie County, checking on the status of widespread cleanup efforts and discussing county preparations for potential flooding.
NU: Suzanne Karaszewski named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:40 pm
Suzanne Karaszewski, graphic designer in Niagara University's office of public relations, marketing and communications, has been named NU's Outstanding Employee of the Quarter. Karaszewski, of Kenmore, was presented with the award by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria Sunday
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 02:50 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present at the Walden Galleria Mall with adoptable dogs this Sunday, Nov. 23.
NFP announces pumpkin-carving, Facebook contest winners
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 08:00 pm
Following a strong round of entries in its pumpkin-carving competition, and a string of new "Likes" on Facebook, Niagara Frontier Publications has announced the winners of its annual fall contests.
Niagara Hospice holds Light-A-Life ceremony
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:35 pm
The Niagara Hospice Alliance will hold the annual Light-A-Life Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
Lewiston Tour of Homes sponsors announced
Sat, Nov 15th 2014 11:55 pm
More than 60 local businesses and individuals have stepped forward to sponsor the 2014 Historical Association of Lewiston's Tour of Homes. Topping the list is Chris Castellani of Supermarket Liquors and Wines.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital acquires new vans for courtesy transportation service
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 03:55 pm
Thanks to the generosity of the Maid of the Mist Corp., Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently acquired two new Chrysler Town & Country vans to continue their courtesy transportation service known as VanGo.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria this Saturday
Thu, Nov 13th 2014 08:30 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Walden Galleria Mall. Volunteers will be on the lower level in front of Famous Footwear, which is located between Lord and Taylor and Macy's.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrates Veterans Day
Tue, Nov 11th 2014 09:30 pm
More than 70 residents, patients and volunteers of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence were honored today as part of the organization's Veterans Day tribute luncheon.
Maher to spend Thanksgiving morning 'trotting' for local charities
Mon, Nov 10th 2014 12:55 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is once again lacing up his running shoes to raise money for local charities.
World's largest Christmas project to open collection sites in Western New York
Sat, Nov 8th 2014 07:05 am
Right now, churches, businesses, warehouses and homes across Western New York are being transformed into collection spots for Operation Christmas Child. Local collection sites hope to collect 21,000 gift-filled shoeboxes from individuals, families and groups for needy kids during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 17-24.
Aquarium of Niagara: Meet harbor seal Cruz
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 1, the Aquarium of Niagara revealed the official name of "Pup2014," its newest harbor seal: "Cruz."
Hospice Cruise and Clambake raises $40,000
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
The annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake held in July continued its tradition of great entertainment, delicious food and leisurely sailing and power boating up the Niagara River, all to benefit patients and families served by Niagara Hospice. The event, now in its 15th year, raised a record $40,000.
NU President's Dinner raises scholarship dollars, honors Glynn, Demler and Bennett
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
More than 520 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution's 2014 President's Dinner, held Nov. 1 at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel & Event Center.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes baby giraffe
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male giraffe.
Community Missions Christmas program looking for sponsors
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 03:00 pm
Each year, Community Missions matches around 140 of Niagara County's neediest families with local businesses, church groups, service organizations and community members who "adopt" the family and make a holiday wish comes true.
OUN: Gift-wrap volunteers needed
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at its gift-wrap booth this holiday season.
On National Food Day, Higgins joins Food Bank of WNY to promote awareness of community need
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins visited the Food Bank of Western New York as communities across the country recognized National Food Day with events aimed at promoting access to healthy food.
Take the plunge Dec. 13 (12/13/14), then win a honeymoon in Niagara Falls
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 03:25 pm
Dec. 13, 2014, is set to be the last number-sequential date until Jan. 2, 2034, and for those wanting a unique wedding date, people are clamoring to say, "I do."
Buffalo City Mission launches $2.3 million 'One Mission, One Hope' fall campaign
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 03:15 pm
The Buffalo City Mission has kicked off its annual "One Mission, One Hope" fall campaign by setting a goal of $2.3 million for 2014, to help raise critical funds necessary to sustain programs and services for the region's homeless.
LCA presents 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald'
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 11:55 pm
At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at the Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St. This multisensory, multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue returns to Becker Farms
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 11:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue returns to Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Becker Farms is located at 3760 Quaker Road in Gasport. Heart of Niagara's adoptable dogs Sassy, Snoopy, Gina, Bandit and Rocky will be there to meet and greet the public.
 

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