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Majority of US travelers planning summer getaway
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
According to a recent AAA Travel survey, two-thirds of leisure travelers (64 percent) plan to take vacations this summer. Many of those vacationers will head to historical European cities or soak up the sun in Orlando's theme parks and attractions, according to an analysis of AAA's travel booking data.
More than 350 attend Niagara University's annual 'Take Back the Night' event
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 350 students, faculty, staff and community members attended Niagara University's fourth annual "Take Back the Night" event on April 4 in the Gallagher Center.
NYS: Wildfire prevention reminder
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 09:00 am
High temperatures, low relative humidity, and strong winds across the southern and eastern parts of the state last week led to favorable conditions for the creation of wildfires.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue to hold annual fundraiser
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, a local rescue that has been saving the lives of unwanted, abandoned and homeless animals since 2012, will team up with a local school for its annual fundraiser.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' teams preparing (or not) for big event
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
It's shaping up to be an epic battle of wits - with the community's most knowledgeable, experienced, and competitive citizens squaring off to claim the title of "Lewiston Jeopardy" champions.
Metastatic prostate cancer may have its own biomarker, UB research finds
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 01:50 pm
Prostate cancer can grow slowly and pose little threat to patients, or it can metastasize quickly, causing severe pain and death. But as of now, it's nearly impossible to determine which type of cancer a patient has during the early stages.
PHOTOS: A 'Taste of Jazz' previews Lewiston festival, reveals headliners
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 10:20 am
Brickyard Brewing Company patrons on Sunday got a taste of summer, a taste of barbecue, and a taste of what's to come this summer in Lewiston.
PHOTOS: Lewiston's Como Deli on Center Street wildly popular in first month
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 08:25 pm
When the Antonacci and Colucci families opened the Como Deli on Center Street three weeks ago, they expected to be busy.
Pinnacle Community Services to 'Paint the County Blue' for child abuse prevention in April
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Pinnacle Community Services announces "Paint the County Blue," a child abuse prevention awareness initiative to commemorate April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The agency will hold three painting parties across Niagara County, and will also distribute "Pinwheels for Prevention" to anyone interested in displaying a pinwheel to show their support for child abuse prevention.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce nearly $13.75 million in federal grants to fight homelessness in WNY
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care (CoC) program has awarded almost $13.75 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in the mission to end homelessness in the region.
Suneel's Light Foundation releases new book honoring unsung visionary women making a difference in Buffalo, WNY community
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:30 am
In celebration of March being Women's History Month, Suneel's Light Foundation has released "Women in the City of Good Neighbors," a unique coffee table-style book that showcases 42 remarkable women who are dedicated to making Western New York a better place to live, play and work (while often going unrecognized for their selfless service).
Heart, Love & Soul to host annual recognition dinner
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:30 am
Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room will host its Annual Recognition Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University.
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 9th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 03:05 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its ninth annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 12, at the Wurlitzer Event Center, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. The event will celebrate the organization's 2018 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to support 46 programs provided by 29 different agencies in Niagara County.
Collins, Ortt seek answers on IJC nominees
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 02:35 pm
Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is calling for the U.S. Senate to confirm U.S. International Joint Committee nominees. Likewise, GOP U.S. Rep. Chris Collins has led a letter calling on the U.S. Senate to approve President Donald Trump's nominees to the IJC, which oversees all waters between the U.S. and Canada. Currently, the IJC is "in limbo," Collins' camp said, because it only has two of its six commissioners in office. A quorum of four is necessary to conduct business.
Morinello joins road workers for CHIPS rally
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Wednesday joined New York highway employees calling on the governor and the Legislature to include budgetary funding to help repair damaged roads and highways across the state. The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) provides state funds to various areas across the state for roads, bridges and highway projects.
Colvin Cleaners' 'Gowns for Prom' begins 14th campaign
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 04:15 pm
The 14th annual Colvin Cleaners "Gowns for Prom" program, presented by The Allstate Foundation and supported by Reeds Jenss, Shea's Performing Arts Center and Townsquare Media, officially began Tuesday. The family-owned dry-cleaning company is anticipating a record campaign as it is communicating with nearly 90 high schools in Western New York, supporting students who are unable to afford a gown for this year's prom.
Niagara Falls Memorial dedicates Center for Pharmaceutical Services
Fri, Mar 1st 2019 02:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Friday celebrated a significant improvement in its ability to provide high-end pharmacy care with the dedication of a new, $1 million Center for Pharmaceutical Services.
Food Bank, Meals on Wheels combining organizations to feed more Western New Yorkers in need
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York, Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York on Thursday announced they are forming a joint organization in order to tackle the root causes of hunger while better reaching underserved populations and more efficiently meeting the needs of the community.
'A Taste of Jazz' fundraiser to be held at Brickyard Brewing Co.
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Preparations are underway for the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival, which will take place Aug. 23-24 in the Village of Lewiston. It was announced Thursday The board of directors and Jazz Festival staff will hold a fundraiser, "A Taste of Jazz," from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Brickyard Brewing Co., 436 Center St. The event will help offset some of the costs of producing the free, two-day outdoor music festival.
Poloncarz announces county support for Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society President and CEO David Swarts to announce a county funding commitment of $2.5 million to support the Botanical Gardens' proposed expansion. The plan would add 36,000 square-feet of space for a butterfly conservatory, state‐of‐the‐art educational classrooms, new exhibits and grow houses, and event spaces.
Buffalo Sabres Green Team to hold hockey equipment drive March 1-15
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team will hold a hockey equipment drive at KeyBank Center starting Friday, March 1, when the Sabres take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The event will run until Friday, March 15, with all equipment donated to benefit Hasek's Heroes.
Higgins presents 'long-overdue' medals to Korean War veteran Angelo Ciraolo of Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Korean War veteran Angelo Ciraolo, of Niagara Falls, with the medals he earned while serving in the U.S. Army 69 years ago.
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
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.

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