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PHOTOS: Santa visits Lewiston Christmas Walk
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 01:50 pm
The big man in the red suit arrived in Lewiston via Rainbow Air helicopter on Saturday morning. After successfully landing in Academy Park, Santa met with children and families before boarding his special Deal Realty Float. J&J Strassburg Trucking transported the holly-jolly one to the International Peace Garden, where he greeted even more youth.
Oh, Christmas trees! PHOTOS: Celebrating holiday kickoff in Lewiston, Niagara Falls
Fri, Nov 30th 2018 09:50 pm
The Lewiston Christmas Walk and Tour of Homes are the highlight of a busy, festive few days in Niagara County and the River Region.
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.
Plans coming together for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 07:00 am
Excitement is growing for an all-inclusive play area unlike anything else in Lewiston. Village officials met recently to review a near-final set of designs for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. When completed - hopefully by next summer - the playground is expected to be almost 14,000 square feet.
M&T Bank's 'Gift of Warmth' aims to provide 3,500 winter accessories to Western New Yorkers in need this winter
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 10:40 pm
M&T Bank has announced the return of "Gift of Warmth," the area's longest-running warm clothing collection program for local families in need. Nov. 26 through Jan. 4, all 65 M&T branches throughout Western New York will collect donations of new mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and coats on behalf of The Salvation Army of Buffalo.
Gingerbread Wonderland at NF Culinary Institute
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will open its doors to a world of sweet holiday wonder this weekend.  Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, the public is invited to view the life-sized gingerbread village created by baking and pastry arts students and chefs of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, region's largest holiday festival, kicks off
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 07:00 am
This Friday, the switch will be flipped on to illuminate more than 1 million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 14th season. This time-honored, Western New York holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Community comes together to support Ransomville Care-n-Share Food Pantry
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 10:15 pm
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen owner Michael Hibbard led a charge this week to provide turkeys to the Ransomville Care-n-Share Food Pantry - just in time for Thanksgiving pickup.
Ann Magers earns Outstanding Employee Award at Niagara University
Mon, Nov 12th 2018 11:55 am
Ann Magers, office coordinator in Niagara University's College of Arts & Sciences, was presented with NU's Outstanding Employee Award on Nov. 6 by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president.
DOT, NYPA announce award of first contract to remove portion of former Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls
Fri, Nov 9th 2018 04:20 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York Power Authority on Friday announced a major milestone in the project to remove an underutilized two-mile stretch of the former Robert Moses Parkway (now called the Niagara Scenic Parkway) along the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls, to create a park-like setting that will give residents and visitors alike unimpeded access to the gorge and provide added recreational opportunities.
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help families in need of holiday meals
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry community members, "97 Rock," WKBW-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News, Kaleida Health and the Food Bank of WNY are teaming up for the 13th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger." The weeklong holiday food and fund drive will be held from 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, through 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at a new location this year: the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital parking lot, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville.
St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital to hold annual holiday market
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:50 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its annual Holiday Market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the hospital's south (main) lobby, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Gift items will be offered along with candy, baked goods, jams and jellies, holiday centerpieces, candles, jewelry and boutique gifts.
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.
Happy Halloween in Lewiston
Wed, Oct 31st 2018 04:45 pm
Children from Imagination Station went trick-or-treating to Village of Lewiston businesses on Wednesday morning. Among their stops was a visit to the Orange Cat Coffee Co. on Center Street. The youth were greeted and given treats by owners Michael Broderick and Robin Faulring, and staff members David Loraine and Nina Baldassara.
Antiques & fine arts auction to benefit Community Missions
Wed, Oct 31st 2018 02:25 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual antiques and fine arts auction on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. Admission is $10 per person and $15 per couple, with all proceeds benefitting Crisis Services and Mark's Place (HIV/AIDS residence) at Community Missions.
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.
Girl Scouts to host a one-day 'Join-a-thon'
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:25 pm
With the start of a new program year, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) will hold the Girl Scout "Join-a-thon" from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 - and take on-the-spot registrations over the phone.
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.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas announces Business & Citizen of the Year awards
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:15 pm
Recently, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas named KeyBank its Business of the Year and Jean Harmon its Citizen of the Year.
'Experience Hendrix' Tour 2019 coming to Seneca Niagara Events Center
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:50 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will rock next March with the "Experience Hendrix" Tour 2019. The show will play the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday and start at $49.
DEC: $300,000 for municipalities for zero-emission vehicles purchase or lease
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced $300,000 is available from the state's Environmental Protection Fund in the form of rebates to municipalities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).
State agencies announce $1 million in funding available to support new farmers
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 05:35 pm
Empire State Development and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced $1 million in funding is available to assist early-stage farmers through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund. The program, now in its fifth year, promotes growth and development in the state's agriculture industry. To date, $3.27 million has been awarded to nearly 90 farms throughout New York to expand their operations and improve their profitability.
Erie County's domestic violence high-risk team receives $900,000 in federal funding to continue, expand its mission to protect survivors
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 03:05 pm
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Erie County received $900,000 in federal funding to expand its domestic violence high-risk team.
NBC Olympics unveils Tokyo 2020 logo
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 10:00 am
NBC Olympics on Wednesday unveiled the logo it will use for its comprehensive coverage and promotion of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Higgins, Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2018, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
Documentary screening, multiple 'Martian invasion' broadcasts mark WKBW Radio's 'War of the Worlds' 50th anniversary celebration
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 11:30 am
The 50th anniversary of WKBW radio's "War of the Worlds," the most famous radio broadcast in Buffalo's history, will be celebrated with the screening of a new documentary film and a re-airing on Halloween night - along with two other unique and famous versions of HG Wells "Martian invasion" story.
SPCA of Niagara receives a treat from Niagara's Choice Credit Union
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 05:30 pm
SPCA representatives, Estelle and Animal Cruelty Investigator Ryan Scott accepted a $2,500 donation from Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union. The donation was from the proceeds of the Credit Union's annual golf tournament held this past August at the Frontier Golf Club.
Buffalo Sabres: Opening weekend festivities set for Oct. 4, 6, 8
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for opening weekend, which will take place during the team's first three home games of the 2018-19 season. The three games will feature a wide variety of activities, giveaways and special events for the whole family. Tickets are still available for all three Sabres games during opening weekend.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks 150th celebration exhibit opens
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system, opened the exhibit "Our Better Nature" in The Buffalo History Museum that celebrates Frederick Law Olmsted's designs in Buffalo.
Pizza power: Jingle Falls USA announces 'Festival of Slice'
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:00 pm
"Niagara Falls, New York, has the best pizza options in the world. Chicken wings are only relevant because of pizza. These are party tray size statements, but we are ready to back them up."
Wonderful weekend: Harvest, Wildlife festival photos
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 09:45 am
It was the right mix of sun and fun that brought people in droves to both the Harvest & Hops Festival in the Village of Lewiston and the neighboring Wildlife Festival at the New York Power Authority.
Wear-n-Share opens at Lew-Port
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Officials from Lewiston-Porter helped cut the ribbon on a new clothing closet located on the Lew-Port campus.
Empire State Development announces start of 2018 fall foliage season
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 01:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the start of New York state's 2018 fall foliage season, which includes the popular "I LOVE NY" weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York's picturesque autumn locations and attractions.
Get to know 2018-19 Niagara County Peach Queen Santana Sawma
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
At this year's Peach Festival, Santana Sawma was crowned the new Peach Queen. She steps in place of 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty, who raised $4,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies through multiple fundraisers, as well as volunteering for numerous causes in Niagara County.
Cuomo: Record $585M in low-cost financing for school districts across New York
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced approximately $585.2 million in low-cost, tax-exempt bonds has been issued through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York on behalf of 56 school districts. This financing is the largest pooled school district issuance in DASNY history.
Family Promise of WNY to host fourth annual 'Choctoberfest'
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 12:25 pm
Family Promise of WNY, a community organization providing temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, will host its fourth annual "Choctoberfest" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Resurgence Brewing Co.
Jacobs secures $100,000 for innovative job training program for at-risk youth
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 04:40 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs held a press conference Friday at The Service Collaborative of Western New York to announce he has secured $100,000 in state education monies in the current state budget to support the organization's WNY YouthBuild program.
Burt Reynolds fans to hold memorial tribute on Long Island
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 04:35 pm
Burt Reynolds fans on Long Island will hold a memorial tribute to the "Smokey and the Bandit" star by driving in a 100 Trans Am parade and drivers dressed in iconic "Bandit" costumes. This will be the largest Smokey and the Bandit tribute in the U.S., with thousands of fans attending.
Ortt awards 5 Niagara County libraries new education funds
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 05:00 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt awarded $35,000 in state education funding to five local Niagara County libraries. Representatives from the Niagara Falls Public Library, the Lewiston Public Library, the Ransomville Free Library and the Youngstown Free Library joined the hosts, Sanborn-Pekin Free Library.
Veterans forum & resource fair in Lockport
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:05 pm
The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, will present a veterans forum and resource fair - a free and informative event for veterans and their family members - on from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 14.
 

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