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Tradition of giving continues through Barb's Butterfly Effect
Sat, Nov 28th 2020 07:00 am
One of Barbara Nowakowski's greatest joys was helping the less fortunate at Christmastime, her family says. After she passed away in September, Barbara's daughters, Susan Nowakowski Miles and Diane Saddler, decided to carry on the program in their mom's memory.
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Holiday Market going virtual
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:05 am
As small businesses continue to navigate their way through these difficult times, Willow Consulting has decided to host its annual shopping extravaganza virtually this year.
Youngstown/Porter community baskets assist needy
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
As most realize, COVID-19 has prompted some significant changes in how we plan to mark the holiday season in 2020. Many activities have been outright canceled, with others seeing curtailing or adjustments to community functions.
Ransomville to hold 'no-contact' Santa Claus parade
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Holiday celebrations in Ransomville - like those in other communities - are adjusting to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the hamlet traditionally holds its annual Lighting of the Wreaths celebration in the days following Thanksgiving, there will be some changes in store for 2020.
Local officials hand out free meals to Wheatfield seniors
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Last Friday, officials from Niagara County and the Town of Wheatfield were on hand at the Wheatfield Senior Center to hand out over 100 Thanksgiving dinners to local seniors. The event was part of Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch's "Meals With Heart From Six Feet Apart" program that he created in March to offer affordable meals to seniors in the community amid the ongoing pandemic.
With 'explosion' of COVID-19 cases in Erie County, 'orange zone' could turn 'red' this week
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 07:50 pm
Speaking to press Monday afternoon, Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein said, "We are seeing an explosion of cases in the past two weeks."
BlackBerry's arrives
Sat, Nov 21st 2020 07:00 am
The ceremonial cutting of a ribbon earlier this week officially completes the transformation to BlackBerry's Bar & Grill from the longtime landmark gathering place, TC's Island Bar & Grille.
Step-In-Time adapts to the times
Sat, Nov 21st 2020 07:00 am
It was a long time in coming, but Step-In-Time Studio of Dance is finally holding its June dance recital this week. The event, delayed by the coronavirus outbreak, is taking place in a series of daily mini-performances, with about 145 students divided into separate, small shows. With masks, temperature checks and social distancing, the pandemic brought a new date and a new look to the event. And it brought tears of joy to the eyes of a number of parents.
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Small Business Saturday 2020: Celebrating homegrown merchants - Warren's Village Hardware
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 06:15 pm
What is the key to success? For three of Lewiston's longest-tenured businesses, the answer is simple: service.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Celebrating homegrown merchants - Greg's Pools
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 06:10 pm
What is the key to success? For three of Lewiston's longest-tenured businesses, the answer is simple: service.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Celebrating homegrown merchants - Hibbard's Old Portage Shop Wines & Liquors
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 06:05 pm
What is the key to success? For three of Lewiston's longest-tenured businesses, the answer is simple: service.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Neat holiday shopping experience in NT
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:55 pm
Well, one option is found at two unique businesses located in a quiet neighborhood along the Robinson Street strip in North Tonawanda. One is known as the Old Chapel Antique and Artisan Market, and found in a neat, old-time former church complex at 172 Robinson St. The other being its cousin - The Old Greenhouse Antiques and D├ęcor - housed in long-time flower shop at 700 E. Robinson St.
Niagara University ESports levels up
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 03:25 pm
The Niagara University ESports team consists of six different teams: Four teams consisting of FIFA, Super Smash Bros, Ultimate Rocket League and Overwatch all compete at the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF) and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC); the other two teams also play competitively with League of Legends and Valorant.
TV commercial, divine intervention, lead to father-son meeting
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 03:05 pm
In January 2019, Manny Garcia, a father of five, was relaxing on the couch in his New York home with his wife, Johanne Batiz, when a commercial for Ancestry.com came on the television screen. They both decided to buy the Ancestry DNA kit for fun. What they didn't expect was how this spontaneous splurge would have the answers to Manny's childhood wishes.
Effects of pandemic on athletics
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 02:55 pm
As many know, and have experienced, the novel coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on our lives. Athletics around the world came to a halt: Little League was shut down before it started; high school and collegiate sports were cut off at winter championships; spring sports were canceled all together; and professional seasons were cut short, postponed or amended to fit in with regulations made by federal and state governments.
Students stress levels regarding 2020 election
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 02:45 pm
With the 2020 presidential election seemingly coming to a close (although some legalities are still in question), the question to students across Western New York is simple: What are their thoughts about the election and are they more or less stressed with the presumed result of the election?
How quarantine affects people
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 02:35 pm
During this national pandemic whether you are in quarantine or trying to get used to this new normal it takes a lot on many individuals mental health, that is not really talked about. Even though these past couple months have been very stressful to a majority of people.
2020 presidential election: Hindering or helping Niagara University students?
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 02:25 pm
Niagara University students are working hard to keep up with all of the upcoming changes that have been brought on by the 2020 presidential election. Whether the impact has been overall positive or negative on the students has yet to be seen. However, this is what NU students and faculty had to say.
Stressing the performance: An inside look behind the glitter of performing
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 02:10 pm
The next time you're watching or attending a show with live performers try to imagine yourself in the performers' shoes- or in colorguard's case, the feet of the performers. You'd probably be overcome with insane amounts of anxiety. Stage fright even. More often than not the performers feel some sort of the same thing. They just find different ways to handle it.
From in the classroom to on the computer: How Niagara University is coping with COVID
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:50 pm
Is it a secret college is hard? No. Add some Zoom classes and hybrid classes to the mix, the inability to see friends and go out to let loose on the weekends after a tough week full of assignments, papers and exams, not being able to play sports with teammates, not being able to meet new people as a freshman because they are couped up in their dorms - that makes college even harder.
North Tonawanda adopts 2021 budget
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:25 pm
On Nov. 10, the North Tonawanda Common Council voted 3-2 to adopt its revised 2021 budget, which includes a 3.75% property tax increase (equating to roughly $50 per $100,000 assessment). The figure is lower than the 6.52% increase called for in Mayor Arthur G. Pappas' initially proposed budget, which was heavily criticized by residents and some council members alike.
COVID-19 micro-clusters: Erie County goes to 'orange zone,' NT, Wheatfield Niagara County 'yellow zones'
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:00 pm
Following almost a week of warnings by local elected leaders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday did, in fact, move portions of Erie County into an "orange" micro-cluster zone.
COVID-19: What about Thanksgiving?
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 08:15 pm
Local and state leaders have speculated the new coronavirus wave of infections began, in large part, with people having Halloween get-togethers. As such, both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz warned residents to limit their Thanksgiving gatherings.
Q&A with 'A Million Little Things' star James Roday Rodriguez
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 11:00 am
If you ask fans of "A Million Little Things" whom they'd choose to be, if they could emulate one character, they would choose Gary Mendez (James Roday Rodriguez) - hands down.
Erie County in 'a bad situation' with coronavirus, but controls its own destiny
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein again on Monday warned residents coronavirus cases will continue to rise unless safety measures are obeyed. Most of the area is in a "yellow" micro-cluster area, as the number of positive COVID-19 cases has skyrocketed in the past month.
Fight for Elizabeth's soul begins on 'The Blacklist'
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 03:20 pm
One of the best story restarts took place last Friday on NBC's "The Blacklist." In 42 minutes, fans were given a promising new lead on the true identity of Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader), one of the world's most-wanted criminals - and the FBI's best-kept secret weapon in finding fugitives. Agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) finally broke away from "Red" - a man she once believed to be her father - and aligned with her mother, Katarina Rostova (Laila Robins) ... who is also a world-class criminal. She abandoned her task force family - but finally made a romantic move on partner Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff).
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle commits to Ohio State
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 11:25 am
Friday night, Lewiston-Porter junior Roddy Gayle had a big decision to make, but it was one he utmost felt incredibly comfortable with. In front of a few family, friends, media and Lew-Port administration and coaches, Gayle made his commitment to the Ohio State University during a ceremony in the Lancers gymnasium.
'Yellow zone' poses new challenge for Grand Island
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 07:05 am
Kevin Slachciak, who has owned Say Cheese Pizza Co. on Love Road for 25 years, is beginning to believe Gov. Andrew Cuomo "hates small businesses and wants us all to close" after he was notified of the new "yellow zone" restrictions he must follow as a restaurant in Erie County.
Hope arises for bettering the boulevard
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 07:00 am
When the first South Grand Island Bridge was constructed in 1935, connecting Tonawanda with Niagara Falls, the New York State Thruway Highway 190 did not exist. Travelers heading north used Grand Island Boulevard as its primary thoroughfare, according to Supervisor John C. Whitney. That is why the former bustling Niagara Falls Visitor Center was built at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Staley Road - and why there are so many motels along the boulevard.
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PHOTOS: Town of Niagara Lions honor nation's veterans
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:30 pm
Veterans Day in the Town of Niagara was one of honor, appreciation and remembrance for the dedication to service of all the nation's servicemen and women.
Lewiston Town Board discusses park project, adopts 2021 budget
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:15 pm
News on the Lewiston Town Park planned for Lower River Road continued Monday, as Town Engineer Robert Lannon discussed the proposed site plan as well as an upcoming spring 2021 timeframe for construction of an access roadway at the park.
As 'The Blacklist' returns, will Liz stick with Katarina or return to 'Red'?
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 03:15 pm
Not wanting to end season seven without some semblance of a proper future tease, "The Blacklist" creative team found an unusual solution.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Lewiston businesses offer safe shopping experience
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 01:25 pm
It's business as usual - whatever that means in 2020 - as Lewiston merchants prepare for an uptick in holiday shopping in coming weeks. Though coronavirus cases have spiked in Erie and Niagara counties this month, the village has only reported four new cases in the past six weeks. Safety protocols put in place when New York was "unpaused" last spring are still in place, and storeowners are working diligently to keep their sites clean and virus-free.
PHOTOS: Veterans Day observed at 'Circle of Honor'
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 02:15 pm
When the "Circle of Honor" debuted one year ago in Lewiston's Academy Park, the cold, wet weather kept crowds away from a morning Veterans Day ceremony. With 30 more degrees on the thermometer this time around, people masked up and came out to celebrate the lives and service of those who served in defense of this country.
Cuomo placing Erie County in 'yellow zone'
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 11:55 am
In a Monday morning conference call, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is placing parts of Erie County into his micro-cluster action initiative "yellow zone." Maps will be released this afternoon.
Town of Lewiston presents 2021 budget, with decreased tax rates for property owners
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 10:20 am
Progress continues toward adoption of the Town of Lewiston's budget for 2021. On Thursday evening before an empty Town Hall board room, the Lewiston Town Board held two public hearings - one on the town's $18,353,414 preliminary budget plan, and on a second to consider approval of a one-year contact for the fire protection districts.
COVID-19 sanctions coming to Erie County
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 10:00 am
Addressing the media in a conference call Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is strongly considering placing portions of Western New York into a micro-cluster category, which could limit could mean limitations on places reopened under phase four of his "New York Forward" plan. This is as the rate of new coronavirus cases spiked above 3%.
 

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