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Niagara University student wins free Lasik surgery from Fichte, Endl & Elmer
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 07:00 am
As the holiday season gets closer and closer, the doctors and staff at Fichte, Endl and Elmer Eyecare decided to fit the holiday theme of giving back.
Cliffe and Gerbec bid farewell at final board meeting of 2017
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 07:00 am
As the calendar begins to change to 2018 and the season begins to turn to winter, things will also be changing in the Town of Wheatfield.
OK Go director Trish Sie looks to aca-finish 'Pitch Perfect' series on high note
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 08:35 pm
"Pitch Perfect," in many ways, lived up to its title. Led by aca-ceptional performances by Anna Kendrick (Beca), Skyler Astin (Jesse) and Rebel Wilson (Amy), the movie was funny, touching and outright entertaining.
Village of Lewiston approves sign code change to aid businesses
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 05:40 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to approve a change to the municipal sign code. Intent on helping people spot local businesses from the street, the board voted unanimously to modify the projecting sign size from two square feet up to a maximum of six square feet.
Tuscarora heroes remembered in Lewiston
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 10:15 am
Lewiston and Tuscarora Nation residents gathered together Tuesday morning at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road to observe the 204th anniversary of the village's most significant event.
USW, Women of Steel, Falls workers collect items for victims of domestic abuse
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 05:20 pm
Mountains of pillows and a roomful of toiletries greeted Passage House Domestic Violence Services staff when they arrived at the City of Niagara Falls Department of Public Works on Monday afternoon. For the past six weeks, United Steelworkers Local No. 9434 and Women of Steel have collected shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, combs, pillows and sheets for the Family & Children's Service of Niagara program. Most items were purchased and donated, while others were handmade and personally delivered.
Neighbors Foundation: 54 Island families assisted this holiday season
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 01:45 pm
Neighbors Foundation President Henry Kammerer said 54 families will receive assistance this holiday as part of the organization's Share Your Happiness food distribution.
Grand Island Board of Education: Interim principal appointed at Huth Road Elementary
Sat, Dec 16th 2017 07:00 am
Kerri Nowak has been replaced as principal at Huth Road Elementary School after the Grand Island Board of Education approved two agreements at Monday's board meeting.
Hockey game to raise funds for scholarship
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:00 pm
Setting up a fundraiser for a cause is no easy task. To Jordan Fox, 18, setting up a scholarship in Joey Brochey's name was an absolute must. With the hard work of Fox, there will be a memorial hockey game from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.
Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club K-Kids complete seasonal projects
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:00 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield's Student Leadership Program clubs have been busy with different projects serving and aiding their community during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis sponsors four individual SLP's within the Niagara-Wheatfield school district; K-Kids at West Street, Colonial Village and Errick Road elementary schools and a Builder's Club at Edward Town Middle School.
Lewiston Town Board approves new water rates; hears about bar fight
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:05 pm
Monday's work session saw the Lewiston Town Board, as anticipated, move on setting new water rates for town residential and business users.
Festival of Trees at NYPA Power Vista
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 12:40 pm
The New York Power Authority kicked off its annual Festival of Trees last weekend as part of its "Deck the Halls" event. Visitors can now view more than 60 colorful trees, which are spread out across the two-building Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project.
Village of Lewiston ZBA denies Benjamin Homes variance request
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 07:00 am
Almost two-dozen Village of Lewiston residents came to the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday night to oppose a dimensional variance request for a new build at lot No. 210 on South Third Street. Many hands were raised to voice an opinion but, before anyone had a chance to speak, ZBA Chairman H. John Ritter essentially took the words out of their mouths. He said he couldn't vote in favor of a municipal code alteration, which, he said, would "devalue" the neighboring properties.
HS Basketball: Niagara Falls storms past Niagara-Wheatfield
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 11:00 pm
Niagara Falls High School has been a thorn in the side of Niagara Frontier League basketball teams for years. Tuesday night, the Wolverines proved to the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons that trend is still alive, defeating the Falcons, 76-22.
Lewiston Senior Center celebrates holiday season by giving back to Lew-Port, Heart & Soul families
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:20 pm
As part of a holiday luncheon program on Tuesday, the Lewiston Senior Center donated dozens of presents to needy Lewiston-Porter Central School District families, and even more canned goods to the Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls. In addition, scarves were given to the Youngstown Porter Community Christmas Baskets program.
HS Basketball: Cataract Classic day two recap
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 11:50 pm
In the second and final day of the 2017 Cataract Classic, the schedule provided a slate of six games that provided everything from close overtime games to teams showing their strength in victory. Games started at noon and the final horn sounded around 10 p.m. To catch up on the day and night's action, here is a recap of the final day of the 18th Cataract Classic.  
PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' springs to life
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 06:25 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company staged its annual production of "The Nutcracker" over the weekend at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-centric production was directed by Beverley Feder and Julie Traver, and starred local dance students (and their parents, too).
Grand Island Town Board: School Board's court on school resource officer
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
A memorandum of understanding between the Grand Island Central School District and Grand Island Town Board is on the table for a school resource officer agreement.
Holiday shipping event to support soldiers has successful first effort
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
Active-duty servicemen and servicewomen away from their hometown this holiday season will soon receive care packages from Islanders following Saturday's first-ever support-a-soldier shipping event.
Former Islander faces cliffs, snakes, bears in Appalachian Trail hike
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
Near the northernmost point of the Appalachian Trail, in Maine, hikers walk through a wilderness that stretches unbroken for 100 miles. It is called the One Hundred Mile Wilderness. Jeff Bullock, 32, a Grand Island High School graduate, who hiked the entire 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail in six months, described the wilderness as "peaceful."
HS Basketball: Cataract Classic day one recap
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 11:15 pm
Day one of the 18th annual Cataract Classic lived up to the hype its amassed over the years. On Friday night, fans got to see six teams in three different games that all brought entertainment to the table. With another full slate of games on tap for Saturday, here's a recap of the first three games of the Classic from Friday night.  
Cataract City Classic basketball showcase returns for 18th year
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:50 pm
The holiday season is around the corner, and high school winter sports have begun. That means one thing: it's time for another edition of the Cataract City Classic.
Town of Wheatfield: Town Board addresses multiple items with lasting implications
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:50 pm
On Monday night the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its regular meeting at Town Hall. The meeting was rather brief, but accomplished a few things that could have future effects on the town.
Fashion Outlets, Town of Niagara continue giving tradition
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:50 pm
As the holiday season approaches, many know it's called the season of giving. Around Niagara County, there are a great deal of organizations that focus on giving back to others. On Tuesday night, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA once again partnered up with the Town of Niagara in their annual "Giving Fashionably" event that donates to organizations who have had a meaningful impact to the Town of Niagara and community at large.
Village of Lewiston businesses not worried about proposed Tim Hortons
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 02:35 pm
While many names were bandied about (particularly McDonald's and Walgreens), there was two words many speculated would result in a doomsday scenario for locally owned eateries: Tim Hortons.
HS Hockey: Niagara-Wheatfield survives late push from Clarence
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 01:40 pm
On Wednesday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons displayed superb defense versus Clarence throughout the course of the game. They needed the effort for all 45 minutes of play, and they got it. The Falcons defeated Clarence 2-1 in Section VI Division 1 action.
Holiday magic in Youngstown
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 12:15 pm
The holiday season is in full swing in northern Niagara. And with the weather expected finally to begin acting more like winter, it sets the stage perfectly for the River Region's next celebration: Youngstown's Christmas in the Village.
HS Basketball: Falcons fight back to win second straight
Tue, Dec 5th 2017 10:45 pm
Playing two games in as many nights demands a lot out of basketball players from high school to pros. On Tuesday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons played their second of three games in a row. Fatigue was shown early, but as the game went along, the Falcons seemed to gain energy and pull through for their second straight win. The Falcons defeated the Starpoint Spartans on the road, 48-41, behind a huge comeback run in the third quarter.
'Chicago P.D.': Is Kim headed to the dark side? Actress Marina Squerciati talks Burgess, Buffalo
Tue, Dec 5th 2017 07:25 pm
Through the better part of four seasons of "Chicago P.D.," Kim Burgess was "the nice one" - the sympathetic, reasonable officer working alongside the no-nonsense Sgt. Hank Voight and his rag-tag band of punch-first, look-the-other-way, all-for-the-greater-good intelligence unit policemen.
Village of Lewiston unanimously endorses resident lawsuit against DEC, CWM
Tue, Dec 5th 2017 05:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has become a party to a lawsuit seeking to block polychlorinated biphenyls from entering the River Region.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Christmas Walk weekend in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:35 pm
The North Pole temporarily relocated to Lewiston this weekend.
6 things you should do in Korea (that nobody has ever told you about)
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:50 pm
If you are the type of person who keeps writing a travel bucket list, you probably have destinations all over the world. However, you should think about many factors when choosing destination, such as security, cost, weather and culture. Considering all of them, especially, culture, exploring Korea will be valuable trip in your college life.
Kelly's Country Store makes $1,500 donation to WNYHeroes
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:30 am
Kelly's Country Store made a donation to a local service organization as part of the store's annual holiday fund drive.
Grand Island Board of Education: Student lauded for performance in Macy's parade
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:25 am
Wearing the red jacket she wore in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Pearl Sciolino-Coffey was honored during Monday's meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education.
Veteran's Memorial Park lights up in Town of Niagara
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:15 am
The Town of Niagara held its first "Noel at Niagara" park lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 24, at Veterans Memorial Community Park, Lockport Road. "We are very excited to launch our first "Noel at Niagara" event at Veteran's Memorial Community Park," said Town Supervisor Lee Wallace.
More patio homes for Lewiston?
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:10 am
Just weeks following its approval of a much-debated concept planned unit development for 91 patio homes proposed by John and Joe Rubino off Upper Mountain and Bronson roads, it appears the Lewiston Town Board is poised to do another approval.
North Tonawanda citizens raise concerns to Common Council
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:00 am
At last Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, the meeting moved along rather quick, but a majority of the meeting was conducted by citizens during public input. Many of the topics discussed involved issues citizens were having in the area and felt the city should take some accountability to fix them.
Does music therapy help relieve stress?
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 06:35 pm
Listening to music is one of the methods that most college students turn to in order to keep their stress levels at a minimum throughout their rigorous course studies.
Stress relief for holidays: How to handle stress of season
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 03:35 pm
The smell of freshly baked sugar cookies lingers in the air as the sounds of laughter fill the kitchen. The home of the Martins is festively decorated and ready for the holiday season to begin - but this was not always the case.
Myrtle Beach has extravagant boardwalk filled with fun activities, shopping, food & amusement
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 02:35 pm
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a popular destination illuminating the South Carolina coastline. The sound of the waves crashing against the sand echoes as one is walking down the promenade. People are laughing and smiling, enjoying time with their friends and family as they take that first lick of their ice cream cone. When night comes, the Skywheel glistens, lighting up the night sky.
 

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