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Higgins, Hallwalls & The Colored Musicians Club announce 'Point Nine Collaborative'
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:45 pm
On Tuesday morning in the lobby of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, staff joined with The Historic Colored Musicians Club (CMC) to announce a multi-year collaboration featuring internationally acclaimed musical artists. This partnership in music has been named the "Point Nine Collaborative." Congressman Brian Higgins, a visible champion of the arts community, will present acknowledgements at the event.
Catholic Charities launches Appeal 2020, sets $10M goal to provide critical programs & services to more than 160,000 Western New Yorkers
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 04:20 pm
Catholic Charities today announced the launch of Appeal 2020, setting a goal of $10 million. This year's theme is "Think of Me."
Red Cross: Help tackle critical need for blood and get a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 02:35 pm
The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types - especially type O - and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood. To help tackle the critical need, the Red Cross and NFL are working together to offer one lucky winner a trip to Super Bowl LIV in Miami.
Western New York Land Conservancy reaches $1.6 million fundraising goal; will purchase Mossy Point near East Aurora
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 05:05 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has met its $1.6 million goal to save Mossy Point. As a headwater forest, the land will provide clean water and prevent flooding in communities downstream.
Memorial team provides Christmas for area families
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 03:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center staff members, directors, friends and family members are celebrating the 2019 holiday season by bringing Christmas cheer to 40 area families including more than 80 children.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:30 am
Real or artificial? According to new consumer research, AAA estimates 84 million Americans (33%) will buy a real Christmas tree this holiday season. Whether purchased at a local tree lot, a fresh cut farm or a retail store, each of these trees must be transported from where it is sold to its final destination. A real Christmas tree that isn't properly secured can become a dangerous projectile, endangering others on the road.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara USA, Town of Niagara donate on 'Giving Tuesday'
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace and the Town Board, in conjunction with John Doran, senior manager of Fashion Outlets, split up and gave away $50,000 to various charitable groups, including the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs on Giving Tuesday.
Cold weather ushers in M&T Bank's 'Gift of Warmth'
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:10 pm
M&T Bank recently announced the return of its "Gift of Warmth" campaign, the region's longest-running warm clothing collection program. At all of M&T's 65 local branches, Western New Yorkers can donate new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and coats now through Jan. 3. All donations are given to local families served by The Salvation Army of Buffalo.
'D4F' positively impacting communities
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 02:30 pm
Deposits for Food begins its seventh year of collecting returnable beverage containers and scrap metal, with all proceeds going to three Niagara County food pantries. In slightly over six years, founder Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston, a SUNY at Buffalo graduate, has donated $72,000 to Community Missions, and Heart, Love & Soul, both in Niagara Falls; and Care and Share Food Pantry in Ransomville.
New & returning favorites highlight 'Jingle Falls USA'
Wed, Nov 6th 2019 01:35 pm
New activities, outdoor décor, returning favorites and special events highlight "Jingle Falls USA," a collaborative three-day holiday festival celebrating its third year in downtown Niagara Falls, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC joins Business Incubator Association of New York State
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 04:55 pm
Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute announced the affiliation of its emerging TReC incubator with the Business Incubator Association of New York State Inc.
VIDEO: A 'Thriller' in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 08:00 pm
Halloween was all the rage Saturday in Lewiston, as children and families went trick-or-treating along Center Street and into DiMinos Tops, village businesses handed out candy, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a craft-making event.
'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker guest stars at Grand Island Rotary meeting
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 05:40 pm
Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the award-winning, mega-hit television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," captivated a large audience on Wednesday evening as the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Grand Island's monthly dinner meeting inside the Buffalo Launch Club.
Niagara SPCA: 15,000 animals saved since becoming no-kill in 2012
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:35 pm
Niagara SPCA announced a major milestone: More than 15,000 animals have been saved since the organization became no-kill in 2012.
HAL awards scholarship on Indigenous Peoples' Day
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 02:10 pm
At the foot of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument, the Historical Association of Lewiston awarded a $500 scholarship to Devin Napoleon on Monday - Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Amy Grant to bring unique live show, hits - and maybe a Christmas song or two - to Riviera Theatre
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:25 pm
The southern singer became a household name in the 1990s thanks to a sting of radio-pop hits, including "Baby, Baby," "That's What Love Is For," "I Will Remember You," "Lucky One," "House of Love" and "The Things We Do for Love."
Howard Hanna assists WNY Heroes
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm
Staff and family Members of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services gathered Wednesday outside THE Center Street office in Lewiston for presentation of a $600 check to Chris Kreiger of WNY Heroes Inc. The annual presentation goes to assist WNY Heroes in its numerous endeavors on behalf of area veterans and their families.
Buffalo Bills, Independent health renew partnership to improve health & wellbeing of Western New Yorkers
Wed, Sep 25th 2019 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Independent Health renewed their commitment to team up and tackle the region's health challenges and promote better health and wellbeing for Western New Yorkers.
Lewiston: Committee formed to determine Academy Park's future
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
The future of Academy Park - and, by association, the Niagara County Peach Festival - will be decided by a group of people Mayor Anne Welch assembled together this week.
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.
Community comes together to combat cancer
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 09:05 am
The Lower Niagara Community Survivors group held its second annual "Rockout Cancer" event Sunday at the Lewiston Stone House. People came out to support the organization that is now offering financial and manpower services to those battling the disease.
'Play Fore Pink' tournament raises $7,205 for breast cancer awareness
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 03:25 pm
From left, Play Fore Pink committee co-chair Maryjean Thompson, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo and Play Fore Pink co-chair Adeline Candella join members of Memorial's women's services team for the presentation of proceeds from the 2019 Play Fore Pink golf tournament, held Aug. 7 at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
LCA Marble Orchard Ghost Walks: Creepy. Crawly. Can't miss.
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts once again presents its Marble Orchard Ghost Walks this fall.
Skydive the Falls: New, unique offering for those of the daring persuasion
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
Visitors and residents of the River Region are certainly fortunate when it comes to the number and variety of experiences available in the area. From the arts to fantastic fishing, jet boats to wine trails, the living history of Old Fort Niagara to the high-caliber entertainment at Artpark, the countless festivals and so much more, nary a day goes by without something new, exciting and enjoyable for visitors as well as locals to partake in.
GM Lockport announces community grant recipients
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:05 pm
General Motors Co. GMCH Lockport Operations announced the recipients of its 2019 GM community grants: United Way of Greater Niagara, $30,000; Junior Achievement of Western New York, $10,000; and the Environmental Education Foundation of Soil and Water Conservation, $10,000.
Gooch presents donation to Gold Star Moms
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 09:35 am
On Thursday evening, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch of Wheatfield presented a donation to a veterans military families support organization.
Innovative fundraisers at Youngstown Free Library
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Those neat activities and community offerings found at the Youngstown Free Library just continue to pop up - the latest being some innovative fundraising ventures.
Company's 'superhero' picnic raises $5,000 for WNY Heroes
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 02:40 pm
If you happened to drive by Gratwick Park at 110 Ward Road, don't worry - you didn't miss a superhero convention. With everyone dressed in their favorite superhero attire, the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Photos: Sarah McLachlan shines with songs, stories, skill at Artpark
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 03:45 pm
Sarah McLachlan returned to Artpark to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The musical icon, Lilith Fair creator and Sarah McLachlan School of Music founder was, per usual, vocally dynamic, making for a memorable occasion. As she did in 2014, McLachlan shared stories, explained song origins and thanked fans for supporting her now 31-year career.
Pug picnic 2019
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 04:00 pm
The Pieroni household in Youngstown hosted the 8th annual pug picnic. Pugs came from Canada and across Western New York for the fun annual event.
Castellani honored for Columbus Square Park support
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:30 am
Chris Castellani of Supermarket Liquors pledged $5,000 a year for park maintenance for the new Castellani Columbus Square Park-Heritage Walk at a recent dedication in Niagara Falls.  
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:05 pm
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has awarded scholarships to four local high school students, and one hospital associate, to advance their education.
'Strike Out Breast Cancer' 2019 to benefit local survivors, research
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 10:00 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN), in collaboration with the Buffalo Bisons and Amherst Federal Credit Union, will present the third annual "Strike Out Breast Cancer" event on Saturday, Aug. 3. This family-friendly event includes a two-hour pre-game party downtown at Cathedral Park, a short breast cancer awareness walk to Sahlen Field, and admission to that evening's Buffalo Bisons baseball game.
Taste of Buffalo announces 2019 food & wine awardees
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 06:00 pm
The 36th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced its 2019 restaurant and winery award winners on Saturday. Representatives from the local media, political and business sectors served as judges.
Tall ships in Buffalo for Basil Port of Call
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 01:45 pm
Twelve tall ships ported in Buffalo over the Independence Day weekend, making the Queen City a popular spot with locals and tourists alike. The Buffalo Lighthouse Association served as the host port organizer for the first American harbor on the route of this year's Tall Ships Challenge race series in the Great Lakes.
VFW relocating 'Circle of Honor'
Tue, Jul 2nd 2019 12:45 pm
The "Circle of Honor" is moving.
Empower recognized for increased inclusion of people with developmental disabilities
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:45 pm
Empower, a Niagara County-based not-for-profit service provider, was awarded the 2019 Partnership Award by the Western New York coalition of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State Inc. at Developmental Disabilities Day on Thursday, May 30. Empower received this award for its involvement of people with disabilities in its daily operations, and creation of more opportunities for them to participate in the community.
ALL ABOARD: Discovering Niagara's shuttle
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle kicked off its fourth season last month, connecting riders to 17 destination sites along a 14-mile route from Niagara Falls to Fort Niagara. Overseen by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA), the free hop-on, hop-off service has serviced over 105,000 riders from across the globe since its inception in 2016.
ESPN to present Jimmy V Award for Perseverance to high school football coach Rob Mendez at 2019 ESPYS
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 01:10 pm
High school football coach Rob Mendez will be honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2019 ESPYS Presented by Capital One. ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro shared the news with Mendez on this video. The award is given to a deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination. Mendez was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder that caused him to be born without arms or legs.
Monument for 'The Mayor': Park named in honor of Richard Soluri; video & photos
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:10 am
Though he's been out of office for almost a decade, people still call Richard Soluri the "Mayor."
 

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