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The Skin Cancer Foundation shares sun protection tips for tropical holiday vacations
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:30 am
With the holiday season upon us, many people are hoping to escape the cold to a sunny shore far away. A winter getaway is a great time to relax and have fun, but it's important to remember that ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause severe skin damage, sunburn and ultimately contribute to the development of skin cancer.
NYSEG and RG&E provide customer safety tips to avoid carbon monoxide exposure
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:30 am
NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, remind customers to take the proper precautions to protect themselves and their family from dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) fumes.
VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 01:50 pm
Santa Claus flew into the Village of Lewiston on Saturday morning to kickoff Christmas Walk weekend. He was accompanied on his PatProctorCopter by Mrs. Claus and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick. Once the Rainbow Air crew landed, Santa greeted Mayor Anne Welch, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly, and 2019 Peach Queen Victoria Skrlin-Kozak.
PHOTOS, VIDEO & MORE: It's the most wonderful time of the year in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 10:45 pm
Niagara County boasted a bevy of holiday tree-lighting ceremonies, artisan markets, dinners, singalongs and family events this past week.
The Tabernacle of Orchard Park to produce 'Welcome Home,' a Christmas musical & festivities
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 05:00 pm
This weekend, during its annual Christmas Festival, The Tabernacle will produce "Welcome Home - A Christmas Musical."
NYS Tax Department: Protect yourself and your personal information
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:45 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance shared a variety of tips and advice to help taxpayers protect themselves and their personal information online. The effort to safeguard sensitive data coincides with National Tax Security Awareness Week, which runs through Dec. 6.
Buffalo Sabres 'Holiday Angels' program returns for upcoming winter season
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Child & Family Services of Buffalo and Spectrum News for the Sabres "Holiday Angels." The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support neighbors in need.
Conversation on compassionate public policy set for Dec. 10
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 10, the idea of compassionate public policy will be explored at a mini-conference at Niagara Falls' City Council Chambers, 745 Main St. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments and will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Community Missions announces plans for seventh annual #GivingTuesday
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 100 volunteers and eight restaurants from the Niagara community will partner with Community Missions for its seventh annual #GivingTuesday event on Dec. 3.
NCSO deputy nets WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium award
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 10:25 am
Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Deputy Chief Daniel Engert, the deputy jail administrator at the Niagara County Correctional Facility, received a Gold Key Award from the WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium at the 30th annual awards luncheon.
AAA: More than 55 million travelers taking to roads & skies this Thanksgiving
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 07:00 am
More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005.
FeedMore Foundation of WNY's holiday wreath & centerpiece sale to benefit hungry community members
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:10 pm
Community members can spread holiday cheer and support their neighbors in need by participating in FeedMore Foundation of WNY's "WreathMore to FeedMore WNY" holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
DEC reminds New York state hunters: Be safe during hunting seasons
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:10 pm
With several hunting seasons underway, and the start of the Southern Zone big game season just weeks away, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded hunters to put safety at the forefront this fall when going afield.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York receives a $10,000 grant from Rich Products
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:30 am
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHCWNY) announced it has received a $10,000 grant from Richs Products. The grant funded the refresh of the kitchen at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House on West Ferry Street.
Buffalo City Mission launches 2019 'Turkey Drive' to deliver a happy Thanksgiving for those in need
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 07:55 pm
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off its annual "Turkey Drive" to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal for impoverished families, the elderly and shut-ins.
Niagara University initiative honored at Niagara Beautification Commission Award Luncheon
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 03:15 pm
A collaborative effort spearheaded by Niagara University to revitalize the south end of Niagara Falls and reinvigorate Niagara Falls' main economic corridor was honored during the Niagara Beautification Commission's Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Train Station. The awards recognize and honor the volunteer efforts that help to make and keep the Niagara Falls community beautiful.
One for the ages: Niagara Falls High School alumni present 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 08:15 pm
It only took 30 seconds for the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center to know this presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" was divinely inspired.
Capitol Cleaners collecting 'Coats 4 Kids'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 03:30 pm
Capitol Cleaners seeks gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves for less-fortunate children and adults. The full-service dry-cleaning company will prep and distribute product from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, at its downtown Niagara Falls site, 1227 Main St.
Higgins calls for federal action to address nationwide pediatric chemotherapy drug shortage
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for answers and action in response to nationwide pediatric cancer drug shortages that are resulting in the rationing of doses and in some cases delayed treatment for our youngest cancer warriors.
Emergency management & community preparedness conference presented by Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:55 pm
Learn what is needed to be prepared in an emergency at "Cultures of Preparedness: Strengthening Partnerships to Build a Stronger Community," from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the Niagara University campus.
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announces retirement
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 09:45 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour on Tuesday announced he will retire Dec 30.
HUD awards record $22.1 million to New York to protect families from lead and other home health hazards
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies, a record investment to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. In addition, HUD is awarding more than $5 million to identify and address home health and safety hazards in six tribal communities.
New York leads nation in civilian fire deaths; FASNY urges people to test alarms
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 03:55 pm
Fire Prevention Month is underway and Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) is here. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging New Yorkers to take note of basic fire safety tips and advice that can help save lives, with strong emphasis on ensuring that residential smoke alarms are installed and are in working order.
Buffalo City Mission launches fall campaign to raise $2.47 million by end of 2019
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 10:45 am
Today, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its annual fall fundraising campaign, a significant annual initiative to advance its work in providing critical programs and services for the homeless of Buffalo.
Celebrate 60 years of Buffalo Bills football at Buffalo History Museum
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 04:00 pm
Sports fans can experience six decades of Buffalo Bills football stories through exhibitions, events and programming in October at The Buffalo History Museum, located at One Museum Court.
Niagara River corridor recognized as 40th Wetland of International Importance by US
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:35 am
The American side of the Niagara River Corridor, iconic for its world-renowned waterfalls and globally significant bird and fish populations, was designated Thursday by the U.S. as a Wetland of International Importance under the world's oldest environmental treaty, the Ramsar Convention.
Buffalo City Mission launches 4th annual youth incentive program 'Mission Possible' food drive challenge
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:40 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off the fourth year of its "Mission Possible" youth incentive program, a communitywide initiative that brings together area schools, church youth groups and other youth programs to engage students of all ages in an exciting, educational and action-orientated food drive challenge.
Need AAA roadside help? Just talk to Google or Alexa
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:30 pm
AAA members needing emergency service can now get help just by talking to their digital assistant. A new AAA-developed feature for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa allows members to forgo the call and make requests for some roadside service needs, such as fuel refills, battery replacements, or flat tire repairs, directly through their digital assistants.
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act moves forward
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act (HR 1830). Higgins is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill that was introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18).
Falls man's generous gift supports new medical oncology center at NFMMC
Thu, Sep 19th 2019 08:05 pm
Vittorio Giardetti of Niagara Falls, third from left, visited Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday to make a $10,000 donation toward the planned $2 million medical oncology center on the hospital's downtown campus.
VFW's 'Circle of Honor' arrives in Lewiston
Wed, Sep 18th 2019 01:35 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487's "Circle of Honor" started to be assembled on Wednesday morning. Patrol cars from the Lewiston Police Department and Niagara County Sheriff's Office escorted stone pillars down Center Street and into Academy Park. Project manager Rocco DelGrosso and his team then began to install the monument pieces.
United Way kicks off campaign 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 03:25 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara launched its fall campaign Friday at the Four Points Sheridan in Niagara Falls. UWGN Board Chairman Bob Kazeangin introduced Michael Sigurdson, a store manager of Wegmans in Niagara Falls, and Marcus Latham, a former teacher, as well as a former president of Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801, as co-chairs for campaign 2019.
New drug may protect against memory loss in Alzheimer's disease
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 07:00 am
A new drug discovered through a research collaboration between the University at Buffalo and Tetra Therapeutics may protect against memory loss, nerve damage and other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
GoodRx launches exclusive prescription savings program for AAA members
Mon, Sep 9th 2019 01:15 pm
GoodRx, America's leading resource for health care savings, announced a new partnership with AAA to offer its 59 million members exclusive access to coupons and discounts on prescribed medications at pharmacies nationwide.
FeedMore WNY encourages community to attend 'Plate Expectations' as a way to give back during Hunger Action Month
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:35 pm
FeedMore WNY is seeking participants to attend "Plate Expectations 2019," taking place at the new Resurgence Brewing Company, located at 55 Chicago St., Buffalo, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Presented by Wegmans, guests will enjoy food and beverage samples, auction items and raffles, a wall of wine, and balloon pop games of chance.
NFMMC announces plan to develop medical oncology center with Roswell Park
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 02:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today announced an important initiative to improve both the quality and accessibility of cancer care in Niagara County: a planned $2 million medical oncology center to include chemotherapy on the Memorial campus.
AAA urges drivers to stay alert & distraction-free as students return to school
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:30 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has kicked off its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. AAA's campaign was launched nationally in 1946 to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities. It is now in its 74th year. AAA clubs across the country continue to promote the campaign each fall to remind motorists to watch out for children as they travel to and from school.
'Circle of Honor': Wydysh presents Greenway funds to vets
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 12:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh presented Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 leaders with a Greenway check that will go toward the establishment of the new Lewiston Veterans Memorial.
Cecconi overseeing Lions
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:50 am
Lion Regina Cecconi was elected district governor of Lions District 20-N at the Multiple District 20 Convention held in Binghamton. She was recently inducted by Lions International President Dr. Jung-Yul Choi at the Lions International Convention in Milan, Italy.
North Tonawanda job fair highlights 'enormous resurgence'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:00 am
With the national economy continuing to show strong growth and record low unemployment, Niagara County leaders are taking steps to ensure that trend continues in the region by holding career fairs such as the one held on Wednesday in North Tonawanda.
 

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