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Lewiston-Porter Central School District receives stem grant, tech donation
Fri, Feb 1st 2019 05:55 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District has received a $990 STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation. Funds will support the Intermediate Education Center STEM program. In particular, monies will be used to purchase Ozobot robots to assist in teaching elementary students how to write code. This will provide students with opportunities to be creative thinkers and engage in higher level technology projects.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces 3rd annual 'Rock Your Socks' photo contest
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 08:55 am
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Ronald McDonald Charities of Western New York is launching its third annual "Rock Your Socks" photo contest - red and white striped socks, that is - to raise awareness and support for the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House.
Food Bank of WNY: Community's help needed to 'Check Out Hunger'
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 04:05 pm
Western New Yorkers can help feed their hungry community members while shopping at area grocery stores and retailers participating in the annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. Customers have the option to donate $2, $3 or $5 at the register in order to help the nonprofit and its 317 member agencies provide nutritious food and support to those in need throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to award $1 million in honor of local change-makers
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 04:05 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo - a local nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals, families and organizations make their charitable goals a reality - is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. To mark this milestone, the Community Foundation will award $1 million in honor of 12 local change-makers who have made a difference in the lives of Western New Yorkers. Prize-winners will be found through a communitywide nomination process.
Community solar gaining popularity
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
Community solar continues to make inroads throughout New York state, including in Buffalo-Niagara.
ABC to air Valentine's Day Charlie Brown specials
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:10 pm
The ABC Television Network will air "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" and "A Charlie Brown Valentine" on Friday, Feb. 8 (8-9 p.m.)
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives funding for new event
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 05:40 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of a new event that will take place at Hennepin Park during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 10-11. The gazebo area will be transformed into an Iroquois market, bringing to life the rich history of Native American traditions, and featuring traditional drumming, music, dance and free hands-on activities.
Memorial begins lobby renovation project
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 01:15 pm
Workers from Montante Construction this week began construction on the renovation of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's main lobby. The project involves the transformation of the current former information desk and patient registration area to create a patient-focused, welcoming and secure reception center.
BPO celebrates classical greats, rock legends, Broadway songstress Kristin Chenoweth, lively performances for youth, and 'Florida Friends' tour in second half of the season
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:25 am
After a break following a bustling holiday season in which the BPO performed for more than 25,000 people at 13 separate concerts, the orchestra returns for a second half of quality entertainment, classical masterworks, and hidden gems.
Buffalo City Mission raises $2.43 million toward fall 2018 campaign
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 09:40 am
On Thursday, the Buffalo City Mission announced its gratitude to the Western New York community for helping to raise $2.43 million for the 2018 annual fall campaign - exceeding its $2.35 million goal. The campaign comprises nearly one-third of the City Mission's annual operating budget.
Kingdom Bound announces inaugural 'AWAKEN' youth conference lineup
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 02:40 pm
Kingdom Bound Ministries announces "AWAKEN 2019," an all-new conference for middle-school and high-school students and their leaders set to take place in downtown Buffalo the weekend of Feb. 15-16.
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.
'716 Weekend' returns to Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 04:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating Western New York by offering $7.16 admission for guests from Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21.
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.
Aquarium of Niagara to host 'Lil' Yogis & the Fishes' yoga series
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 03:35 pm
Strike a pose at the Aquarium of Niagara's one-of-a-kind class, "Lil' Yogis & the Fishes."
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.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes new rescue seal
Fri, Nov 30th 2018 11:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has welcomed "Lumiere" to its family. He is a rescued male harbor seal from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, California.
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.
 

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