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New York state awards $4.5 million grant to WNY dementia caregiver programs
Wed, Jan 3rd 2018 12:15 pm
The Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter will oversee a three-year, $4.5 million grant from the New York State Department of Health to expand dementia caregiving initiatives across seven counties.
Falls councilman schedules 'Coffee with Chris'
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 07:30 pm
Newly sworn-in Niagara Falls City Council member Chris Voccio has scheduled a series of public meetings to get feedback from citizens.
Quit smoking in 2018 with NYS Smokers' Quitline & a health care provider
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
It's never too late to quit smoking. Just ask Mary M., a 68 year-old resident of West Seneca. She smoked for nearly 50 years, but is now living a smoke-free life thanks to support from her health care provider and the New York State Smokers' Quitline.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces 'Buffalo Sings' contest
Fri, Dec 29th 2017 10:40 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for Buffalo's top vocal talent.
'Holiday Heroes' work to save lives through donation
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 04:35 pm
More than 45 local firefighters and police officers are joining in Unyts' "Holiday Heroes" campaign, helping to save lives during the most critical time of year for blood donations. A number of fire companies across Niagara County are supporting the campaign with blood drives in January.
Intern opportunities announced at Niagara Hospice
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
Niagara Hospice has announced two paid summer internship opportunities for college students living in eastern Niagara County, or any student attending Niagara University or Niagara County Community College. Students are encouraged to apply for the marketing and public relations internship or the special events internship, both made possible through the Grigg Lewis Foundation's Workership Program.
Collins thanks 2017 'Holiday Mail for Veterans' participants
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
Prior to Christmas weekend, Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement offering his appreciation to elementary school students, businesses and community organizations from around the 27th district for participating in his "Holiday Mail for Veterans" program. The office collected more than 1,500 holiday cards and delivered them to veterans at the Buffalo and Batavia VA facilities.
Terry & Kim Pegula acquire Buffalo Beauts
Thu, Dec 21st 2017 02:00 pm
Terry and Kim Pegula on Thursday announced they acquired the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League, furthering their commitment to advancing the game of hockey on all levels.
Niagara County Department of Health receives $15,000 award for maternal & child health outcomes
Thu, Dec 21st 2017 02:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health was awarded a $15,000 Maternal and Child Health "Hot Spots" Grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.
Final days of 2017 Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Wed, Dec 20th 2017 04:35 pm
The 13th annual Fairground Festival of Lights concludes its 18-day run this Saturday at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. A time-honored Western New York holiday tradition, the festival is open an expanded weekday schedule through Saturday, Dec. 23, to accommodate those who want to get one last request to Santa or view over 1 million twinkling lights.
Championship Village opens Friday at Canalside
Wed, Dec 20th 2017 12:30 pm
As the 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship comes to Buffalo, Canalside will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience that celebrates the tournament. Championship Village, a free attraction featuring interactive fun, live music and a warming station with food and drink, opens at 3 p.m. Friday.
Niagara County Dept. of Health offers free evidence-based workshops
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free workshops throughout Niagara County for individuals with any ongoing health condition; for example, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain and high blood pressure.
Local Christmas Mass to air on WKBW-TV
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:35 pm
Daybreak TV Productions of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has Christmas programming that will air on local television in the coming days.
2017 CommunityCare Grant awarded to both WNY STEM & Danceability
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:50 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced the recipients of its third-annual CommunityCare Grant: WNY STEM and Danceability. Each program will receive $5,000 toward their respective missions for the Western New York community.
'Elf Jr. The Musical' is 'Best way to spread Christmas cheer'
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 01:45 pm
"Elf Jr. The Musical," produced by Teal's Niagara Theatre, will be staged at The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, inside the Grand Theatre.
'Christmas in the 1950s': December 'Family Night' at History Center
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 11:40 am
Revisit "Christmas in the 1950s" for a glimpse of some holiday magic as the Niagara County History Center presents its next "Family Night," from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Buffalo Sabres to hold 'Mega Raffle' Jan. 12
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 03:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team will host the Buffalo Sabres "Mega Raffle" on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center.
Niagara University Christmas concert raises $1,000 for Community Missions
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 09:55 am
The Niagara University Opportunity Program's second annual Christmas benefit concert, held Dec. 1, raised $1,000 for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier.
'Mist-ical' night will benefit labor & delivery at NFMMC
Tue, Dec 5th 2017 02:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's labor and delivery department will host a "Mist-ical Night of Paint & Sip" from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Canvas Crashers Social Paint Studio, 2142 Military Road.
Christmas comes early at Memorial Medical Center: West Herr Auto Group donates CARExpress van
Mon, Dec 4th 2017 05:10 pm
A donation by a prominent Western York auto dealer is brightening the holiday season for a popular patient transportation program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
LiveNF Makers Market coming to town
Wed, Nov 29th 2017 07:00 am
The LiveNF Makers Market, a one-day shopping experience featuring artists, artisans and crafters from Niagara Falls and the Greater Western New York area, will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at 449 and 460 Third St.
Special Olympics New York hosting Polar Plunge this Saturday
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 05:05 pm
In an effort to raise funds to support over 68,500 athletes across New York state, Special Olympics New York is hosting the annual Polar Plunge at Woodlawn Beach this Saturday, Dec. 2.
Breast Cancer Network Presents breast cancer survivor seminar
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 09:30 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) will collaborate with Windsong Radiology Group PC to present a seminar for breast cancer patients and survivors at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.
Old Fort Niagara's 'Castle by Candlelight' tours offer 18th century merriment
Mon, Nov 27th 2017 01:05 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to experience the holiday spirit in the company of 18th century-style merrymakers at this season's "Castle by Candlelight" tours on Dec. 9 and 16. Music, crafts, demonstrations and more will make the French Castle, decorated by the Youngstown Garden Club, brim with festivities. The event will also include the feu de joie celebratory cannon and musket firings.
'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' on stage at Kenan Center's Taylor Theater
Mon, Nov 27th 2017 07:00 am
Barbara Robinson's classic tale "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" comes to the Kenan Center Taylor Theatre this December.
Buffalo Jazztet bringing 'Tidings of Comfort & Jazz' to Kenan Center's Taylor Theater
Mon, Nov 27th 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Jazztet will perform a special evening of holiday-themed music at the Taylor Theater on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Wreaths Across America Remembrance Ceremony in Niagara Falls
Sun, Nov 26th 2017 07:00 am
The Oakwood Cemetery Association announces its annual Wreaths Across America Remembrance Ceremony. Open to the public, the event will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 16, in the historic Oakwood Cemetery at the Veterans Garden, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Free, on-site parking will be available and Tim Hortons will donate light refreshments.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara 'Gimme The Beat, Boys, and Free My Soul' exhibition
Fri, Nov 24th 2017 07:00 am
Opening Thursday, Dec. 7, the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will host a monthlong exhibition featuring the works of the Opportunities Unlimited day programs.
120th anniversary lecture of incorporation of Village of LaSalle
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The local history department and the LaSalle Branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library will present a lecture on the 120th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of LaSalle in the Town of Niagara.
Rescheduled date: Sister Joan Chittister to speak in Lockport Dec. 2
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 12:05 pm
The Kenan Center and First Presbyterian Church of Lockport will present Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B., Saturday, Dec. 2 - rescheduled from the original date of Sept. 23.
Colvin Cleaners 'Coats 4 Kids' distributes record number of coats
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:55 pm
The Colvin Cleaners 22nd annual "Coats 4 Kids" program, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and Fidelis Care, distributed a record 2,600 coats and several thousand pairs of gloves, hats and scarves on Saturday at its warehouse. That brings this year's distribution total to 4,100 coats for children and families in need with one distribution remaining: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 36 Pierce Ave., Hamburg.
Buffalo: Tickets for commissioning ceremony on Dec. 16 'sold out'
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:20 pm
Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to the Dec. 16 commissioning ceremony of the USS Little Rock LCS 9 at Canalside, the commissioning committee has been forced to end ticket registration.
Photos: Holiday trimming in Lewiston
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:35 pm
Members of the Lewiston Garden Club hung the garland along Center Street on Saturday morning. They pitch in with festive décor and routine maintenance throughout the year.
Mark Hall of Casting Crowns added as keynote speaker to inaugural Awaken conference in Buffalo
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:20 pm
Kingdom Bound Ministries presents Awaken 2018, an all-new conference for high school teens and their leaders set to take place in Buffalo in February. The conference will feature Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall as a keynote speaker along with popular regional voices Wes Aarum, Preston Centuolo, and worship leaders Christopher and Jennifer Hopper.
Chris Collins announces annual 'Holiday Mail for Veterans' project
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 11:15 am
Congressman Chris Collins has asked local schools to participate in this year's "Holiday Mail for Veterans" program.
Lewiston Choraleers kick off holiday music series for 2017 Lewiston Christmas Walk
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:20 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will kick off their popular holiday concert series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston. The event will be part of the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, which is sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Castellani Art Museum presents CAM's 11th annual 'Holiday Bash'
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:20 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its 11th annual "Holiday Bash" from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Guests can celebrate the holidays with friends in the CAM's central gallery, dance to live music by PENELOPE, and enjoy a variety of refreshments.
Keri Cardinale and Justin Reynolds at The Lighthouse Café
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:15 pm
Sprig recording artists Keri Cardinale and Justin Reynolds will be the featured artists this month at The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport. Catch them in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.
Christmas activities coming to Town of Niagara
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 24, the Town of Niagara will host "Noel at Niagara" in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road. The holiday festival, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., will include musical entertainment featuring Bob Volkman, fireworks and the official flipping of the switch on the holiday light display in the park.
Independent Living welcomes self-help program run by recovered addicts to Niagara County
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 05:50 pm
Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC) is holding a celebration of ADDICT 2 ADDICT Niagara (A2A Niagara) and the expansion of the program to the region by inviting the public to a free "Recovery Rocks" welcoming event. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 11, at the ILNC offices in the Haeberle Plaza, 746 Portage Road, north of Pine Avenue, in Niagara Falls.
 

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