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Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to host gingerbread event during Lewiston Christmas Walk
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 03:25 pm
Over the years, one holiday event has given Niagara County residents of all ages a chance to give back to the community while making memories. Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity's annual gingerbread decorating fundraiser gives local families the chance to design gumdrop roofs and licorice walkways for gingerbread houses as they support a local cause.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino kicks off season with tree-lighting, performance by Vanessa Williams
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 10:10 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in downtown Niagara Falls welcomed the holiday season Wednesday night. A free event was held on Seneca Square Bridge, and featured Santa and Mrs. Claus, Buffalo sports mascots and Seneca Gaming Corp. leaders. A large crowd was welcomed and invited to watch as the Christmas tree was lit. Award-winning singer, actor and adopted Western New Yorker Vanessa Williams made a special appearance, performing a trio of songs for the audience.
Lew-Port hoops ready for success again in 2019-20
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:10 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Lancers 2018-19 basketball season could be summed up in one word - historic. The squad went 21-4, won the Niagara Frontier League title, a feat that hadn't been accomplished in 34 years; were victorious in the Section VI Class A championship and made an appearance in the Far West Regional before the season came to a close. All in all, it was the program's best season in 41 years.
On the frontlines of World War II
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 01:25 pm
There was an eerie feeling of knowing certain death was lingering above them. However, this was not the time to think of the inevitable. The swaying of the ship made more than 100 different seamen from all over the vessel sick; in addition, there was no space and limited food to add to the misery.
Niagara Falls hoops ready to continue winning tradition
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 09:50 pm
2018-19 was one of the best seasons in the long history of Niagara Falls High School basketball. The team finished 21-4, won its fourth straight Section VI Class AA title and reached the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four for the first time in 10 years.
Spreading cheer at Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 05:25 pm
On Monday morning, Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomed - for the first time - the Sacred Heart Villa School Children's Choir to perform as part of the hospital's annual advent service. Students sang and danced as they cheerfully performed about a half-dozen holiday songs.
PHOTOS: 'Jingle Falls' begins with a bang
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 09:55 pm
"Jingle Falls USA" kicked off its three-week holiday celebration Saturday with a LiveNF makers market, a "Community Candlelight Stroll" from City Hall to Old Falls Street, and the lighting of a majestic Christmas tree in front of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Holiday Market returns with one-of-a-kind gifts, 'Golden Ticket' promotion
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
For the past two years, Jamie Symmonds' Holiday Market has been the place to go to find unique, handmade gifts while enjoying a holiday atmosphere - and probably a few other things - inside the majestic Brickyard Brewing Company.
Youngstown Civic Guild opens 2019 Community Christmas Baskets Program
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
Giving and compassion for those in need around us is a year-round concern, but particularly so during the holiday season.
'Shop Small' in Sanborn
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Sanborn's Business Association is hosting its fifth annual Shop Local / Shop Sanborn event for Small Business Saturday. For the first time, it has expanded into a full weekend of deals and holiday comforts for those who are in the know.
Shop local to support our communities this holiday season
Thu, Nov 28th 2019 07:00 am
During the holiday season, Americans across the country have a unique opportunity to strengthen their local economies, support their communities, and get great services and products by "shopping small" - patronizing small businesses in their own communities. The holidays give us all the chance to reconnect with our neighbors and, whether you're grabbing a cup of coffee from the shop around the corner or shopping at a local bookstore, every purchase at a small business makes a difference to those who matter most: our neighbors.
Samana Salt Spa team speaks at conference
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:35 pm
Jim Fittante and Cheryl Krouse of Samana Salt Spa recently served as speakers for the Salt Therapy Association conference in Orlando. They were invited to participate based on their knowledge of salt spa benefits, and the success they've already had with their new Lewiston business.
Lewiston Town Board: Moratorium to halt new solar projects for six months; 2020 budget approved
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:20 pm
At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Lewiston Town Board approved a six-month moratorium on new proposals pertaining to utility-grade solar energy systems. The move comes after a pair of contentious public hearings where a vocal group of residents spoke out against a proposed facility at 4352 Williams Road, spearheaded by Borrego Solar.
Thanksgiving season kicks off at N-W School District
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together as a community and to celebrate good times by eating together and playing some games.
Volunteers are backbone at charitable works in North Tonawanda
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
The holiday season is here and many are taking the time to give back. However, it should be remembered that, for all the donations made during the holiday season, that generosity may end up just being something for the holidays.
Structural engineering company recognized by Tonawandas Chamber of Commerce
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
RAC Engineering, P.C. is a premier Structural Engineering firm founded in 2009 by Robert A. Curtis, PE. Curtis has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the construction and engineering industry. Unique to the industry, Curtis began his career in the field on construction sites experiencing the real time application of design initiatives.
N-W school board hears Unified Sport proposal
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
After coming out of executive session, Wednesday night's Niagara-Wheatfield Regular School Board Meeting began with two presentations.
Gamers, rise up
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 10:15 pm
There's 30 seconds left on the clock. Everyone watching in the small crowd that has gathered is extremely tense. The two opponents - one a middle-aged plumber wearing a red cap and overalls, the other a tall knight equipped with a sword, a bow and other weapons - dance back and forth on the stage, trying to find an opening in their opponent's defenses. One strong hit from either combatant could end the match.
The place for Pokémon: Dave and Adam's Saturday tournaments offer fun, family & friends
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 09:45 pm
Buffalo's fan superstore does more than offer tailgating necessities and autographed memorabilia at competitive prices: Dave and Adam's facilitates free-to-play Saturday Pokémon tournaments that are open to all ages and all levels of knowledge.
The price of paradise: Why many Hawaii residents are forced to leave home
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 09:15 pm
Hawaii is often referred to as "Paradise on Earth." Located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,100 miles southwest of the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands have become a popular destination for tourism.
Winter is home to best holidays
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 08:40 pm
Though this is the coldest time of the year, winter brings friends and family together making this the best season out of all. From watching the snow fall from the warmth of your couch to drinking a cup of hot chocolate, winter is the escape everyone needs.
Being vegetarian in WNY - home of hot and spicy wings and things!
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 05:15 pm
How is it possible you ask? Can you enjoy a football game while being able to consume one of the most popular snacks in your surrounding area, and have it be meat-free?
Crashing and hacking and Disney+, 'Oh my!'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 04:30 pm
The long-awaited streaming service from the Walt Disney Company finally arrived on Nov. 12. Disney+ has come and people's lives seem to have been changed for the better. The app has anything and everything a Disney fanatic would want. There is everything from classic Disney animated films like "Alice in Wonderland" to series such as "Boy Meets World" to most things Marvel Cinematic Universe and "Star Wars."
First exchange students named winner of 'NGT'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 02:30 pm
The winner of the fall 2019 "Niagara's Got Talent" has been decided: K-pop Union.
Michelle Glynn: What's old is new again
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
It takes talent honed over a period of time to master the art of antiquing - skills that are cultivated by research, practice, patience and, ultimately, a trained eye.
The Rockettes are back for Christmas!
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 05:10 pm
New York City. A beautiful place for the holidays. A massive Christmas tree located in Rockefeller Center, Christmas shops with lights, and music on every corner. One place, in particular, stands out in the city during the festive season - it's known as Radio City Music Hall.
6 movies to make your Christmas
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:50 pm
Christmas is coming soon, and most people enjoy a Christmas party with friends or spending time with family. Also, there are many films that come to mind every Christmas holiday.
Diving into the minds of college freshmen
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:00 pm
College is an interesting way of life. It's new, exciting, freeing, scary, messy and everything in between.
Dr. Sharon Watkinson: The passion behind Niagara University Theatre
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 03:45 pm
August 1962 marked the start of a journey Dr. Sharon Watkinson would never forget. She took her first step onto the Niagara University campus, with a love of English and a passion for theater. Her education would be the start of many students' collegiate careers.
How to be a successful student-athlete
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 03:15 pm
Student-athletes are among the most hard-working students on any campus in the country. They work with hectic schedules throughout the academic year, from keeping up with their work in the classroom to attending practices and competitions. Athletes are left with very little time for other hobbies or an active social life.
Student seeks to form The Be Kind Service Club
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 02:50 pm
Poverty has now taken over this once-beautiful city and now the question is what can we change in the community?
'Breakfast With Santa Paws' to benefit Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc. welcomes families to its "Breakfast With Santa Paws" benefit this holiday season. Taking place at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, "Breakfast With Santa Paws" will be from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brings community to Center Street
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced its holiday events for 2019 that will bring the community together.
Festival of Wreaths returns to Ransomville
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:05 am
Those venturing throughout the River Region in search of Small Business Saturday bargains are best advised to include the hamlet of Ransomville in their travels next weekend, as well. This little community on the east end of the Town of Porter will present its annual Festival of Wreaths celebration and a whole host of holiday events on Saturday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 1.
Small Business Saturday profile: Baby & Me
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:05 am
Just how dedicated is You & Me boutique owner Laura Mann Falsetti?
Small Business Saturday profile: Rock Solid Tattoos and Permanent Makeup Studio
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
"I think what it comes down to is us. We sell ourselves," she said. "You go somewhere where you feel comfortable. My hugest thing is, when people come in, I want them to feel automatically comfortable, appreciated, and excited - and excited when they leave."
Small Business Saturday profile: The Rose Hanger
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Sara Morreale is fashion personified.
Small Business Saturday profile: Crazy Train Natural Apothecary
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
No, Marleen Brown didn't name her store after an Ozzy Osbourne song.
Small Business Saturday profile: Chéri Amour
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A hotel industry worker by trade, Cheri Clark never imagined a life in retail.
Daybreak coming soon to Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:20 pm
Heart, Love & Soul was founded by a prayer group from Sacred Heart Parish more than 30 years ago. Originally a pantry group, it became a place for a daily meal, and eventually moved to Ontario Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls.
 

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