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Pinnacle Community Services to hold gala; announces 2019 award recipients
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 06:00 pm
Celebrating 124 years of continuous service to the Niagara community, Pinnacle Community Services (formerly Family & Children's Service of Niagara) will present several awards at its second annual "Side by Side, Step by Step: An Awards Gala to Celebrate Our Journey" event on Friday, March 1, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 401 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The program will take place from 6-10 p.m.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo opens nomination process to award $1 million in honor of local change-makers
Mon, Feb 11th 2019 11:55 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. Voting will occur through a communitywide nomination process.
United Way kicks off 'Community Care' cycle
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 06:00 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara is now accepting "Community Care" applications for 2020-21. The form has been streamlined with the hope that it'll be easier to complete for all agencies.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 04:40 pm
As part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, vote for the restaurant serving your favorite fish fry. The eatery with the most votes will be featured in the Tribune and Dispatch and Sentinel, with additional photos and a video posted at www.wnypapers.com.
Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to keynote Compassionate Niagara Conference
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:30 pm
On the morning of Wednesday, March 13, a descendant of Mahatma Gandhi will provide the keynote address for an annual conference that is open to the public. Arun Gandhi, "The Peace Farmer" and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will speak at the Compassionate Niagara Conference, highlighting an event meant to evoke discussion and participation.
Artpark: Foreigner will perform Aug. 27 as part of 'Tuesdays in the Park'
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:00 pm
Foreigner will return to the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater stage on Aug. 27 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank 2019" concert series.
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.
AAA Western and Central New York announces Four Diamond hotel winners
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 08:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York is proud to announce its Four Diamond hotel winners! Eighteen hotels in the Western and Central New York region were awarded the prestigious distinction of Four Diamond status.
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.
Niagara Falls introduces Local Food Action Plan
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:20 pm
Civic leaders and resident stakeholders gathered Thursday at the future home of the African Heritage Food Co-op to introduce the Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan. With 400-plus resident voices contributing to the proposed actions, the Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan is designed to be a roadmap to improving the overall food environment in the city.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center announces Black History Month programs
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center puts black history at the center of its programming all year round. During Black History Month, like throughout the year, staff and programs celebrate everyday heroes of the Underground Railroad and today.
Community Missions prepares for 22nd annual Sweetheart Dinner
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Community Missions will hold its 22nd annual Sweetheart Dinner, presented by KeyBank, on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls. The annual event benefits the agency's crisis services, including the community soup kitchen, food pantry, clothes closet and emergency housing shelter, and will feature more than 100 baskets, gift cards, lottery tickets, silent auction items and numerous raffles.
New York's electric and gas utilities to provide helping hand to furloughed & unpaid federal employees
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 04:45 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced New York's major electric and gas utilities are implementing special collection practices for customers furloughed and those working without pay due to the federal government shutdown.
DEC reminds anglers to put safety first when ice fishing
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 03:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded anglers to be cautious when ice fishing.
New York: Assembly to pass legislation to allow extension of property tax deadlines for furloughed federal workers in New York
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 04:35 pm
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski announced the Assembly will pass legislation that would allow local governments and school districts to give furloughed federal employees a temporary extension to pay their property taxes.
State Parks, DEC remind snowmobilers to ride safely this season
Fri, Jan 11th 2019 09:20 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and State Department of Environmental Conservation remind snowmobilers to ride responsibly while enjoying the state's abundant snowmobiling opportunities.
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.
Supporting education
Mon, Jan 7th 2019 02:50 pm
Representatives from the Niagara Falls High School Class of 1958 presented a check for $650 from funds raised at its recent 60-year reunion to representatives from the Niagara Falls Education Foundation. The presentation took place as part of a monthly class luncheon at the Como Restaurant.
'Get fishing!' Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo returns to Niagara Falls
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
As the Buffalo-Niagara waterways of the Great Lakes continue to gain in prominence as a world-class fishing destination, plans are shaping well for what will likely be one of the best fishing/outdoors show of its type to hit the Cataract City.
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."
Errick Road teachers publish popular book on Buffalo
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:10 pm
Publishing a book is no easy feat. Authors start off with an idea, and sometimes it could be tough for that idea to transfer into a publication. For Brigette Callahan and Kristin Warham, their dream of creating a book about their love of Buffalo came true. The book, "Buffalo From A to Z, Come Take a Tour With Me," is a bright, colorful, 54-page guide around the City of Buffalo.
First baby of 2019 born at Mt. St. Mary's
Wed, Jan 2nd 2019 04:25 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital maternity department welcomed little Nova Rogers at 3:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge helps local groups
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 06:55 am
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows has been busy distributing checks to community organizations. At the December meeting, it was decided to send checks of support to the Family Justice Center of Buffalo; Heart, Love & Soul of Niagara Falls; Community Cats Alive of Lewiston; and Wings Flights of Hope, of Orchard Park.
Lewiston: VFW hoping to have new monument built, unveiled in 2019
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees endorsed a plan to build a "circle of honor" in Academy Park. Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 is raising funds to redo the monument area.
VIDEO: Lew-Port students, community leaders gather to thank Tuscaroras
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 09:40 pm
A remembrance ceremony was held Wednesday, Dec. 19, on the 205th anniversary of the Tuscarora Nation's brave actions to save Lewiston lives in an 1813 British attack.
5th annual Mount St. Mary's 'Christmas Shoppe' helps more than 100 families
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 11:45 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and its Neighborhood Health Center conducted its fifth annual "Christmas Shoppe" on Saturday, and provided assistance to more than 110 families and 285 children. The initiative is coordinated by Sr. Nora Sweeney, D.C., community social worker at the Neighborhood Health Center.
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.
NYSEG offers holiday safety & efficiency tips
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 04:40 pm
New York State Electric & Gas Corp., a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., urges customers to follow some these electrical safety and energy-saving tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday season. In addition to testing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and planning emergency fire escape routes for your family, people should keep the following safety tips in mind for safety and energy efficiency:
GNBC scores with 'Nutcracker'
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 11:15 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company staged another successful production of "The Nutcracker" - the company's 51st and counting - on Friday and Saturday. Once again, talented and spirited youth from Niagara County, Western New York and Southern Ontario teamed to bring to life Clara, Uncle Drosselmier, the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker Prince, family, friends and foes.
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.
 

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