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Erie County departments of Public Works, Emergency Services join partners to emphasize winter preparation
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
Poloncarz, Neaverth join Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition to highlight county, personal preparation; county retains National Weather Service 'Storm Ready' designation, is honored by NWS as Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
New York state, Dyster announce census roundtable to kick-off 2020 census discussion
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's administration and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster announced a roundtable event will take place in Niagara Falls to discuss the upcoming 2020 census and steps to ensure a full count of all New Yorkers. This will be the latest in a series of census-specific regional events to take place across the state in coming months, which will include local stakeholders and U.S. Census Bureau representatives.
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help families in need of holiday meals
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry community members, "97 Rock," WKBW-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News, Kaleida Health and the Food Bank of WNY are teaming up for the 13th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger." The weeklong holiday food and fund drive will be held from 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, through 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at a new location this year: the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital parking lot, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville.
New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services announces opening of new addiction treatment program for women in Niagara County
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announced the opening of the Aurora Village Residential Treatment Facility, operated by Horizon Health Services. The 25-bed facility will provide addiction treatment services for women ages 18 and over.
Catholic Health receives area's top grades in Leapfrog safety report
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
Strengthening its position as the area leader in quality and patient safety, Catholic Health has once again earned the region's highest overall score in the Leapfrog Group's fall 2018 hospital safety grade report - and the only "A" grades in Western New York. In the national report released Thursday, Catholic Health hospitals received four of only 12 "A" safety grades that were given in all of New York state.
Veterans Day in Lewiston
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 04:50 pm
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 will be distributing poppy flowers at DiMino Lewiston Tops on Friday and Saturday of this week. Donations received will go toward building a new memorial at Academy Park, as well as Lewiston-Porter and Patriot's Pen initiatives.
Howard Hanna gives back
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 04:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Howard Hanna Real Estate Services branch recently held a 50/50 cash contest with a goal of raising funds for the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. The initiative netted $2,000 for the Buffalo company.
Three cheers for senior Olympians at Wheatfield Commons
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 01:05 pm
Residents of Wheatfield Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in North Tonawanda, competed in the 11th annual DePaul Senior Olympics on Friday, Oct. 19 at DePaul's Recreation Center located at 1931 Buffalo Road, Rochester.  
Achtziger-Hughes finishes strong season for NW XC
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 01:00 pm
Week in and week out, those who read the Falcons Flashback report in the Tribune sports section will likely find a familiar name when it comes to Niagara-Wheatfield girls cross country: Victoria Achtziger-Hughes.
Santa on the Carrousel at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:55 pm
Visit the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturdays Nov. 24 through Dec. 15 for its annual Santa on the Carrousel event.
'An Evening with Michael Bublé' in Buffalo
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:55 pm
Michael Bublé will return to KeyBank Center at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 2019.
NTHS musician plays at Roberts Wesleyan event
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:50 pm
NTHS trumpeter Lila Wieclaw was selected to participate in the program through the recommendation of her teacher, Dave Manth. Congratulations were extended from the NT Fine Arts Department to Wieclaw on this accomplishment.
Memorial receives award for infection prevention
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:50 pm
Amy Wojciechowski, left, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship coordinator at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, received the Excellus BlueCross/BlueShield Quality Leaders Award from Excellus Provider Performance Improvement Manager Patricia Hope at the recently held Upstate New York Hospital Quality Initiative (UNYHQI) Best Practices Summit in Verona.
Pappas gives 2019 budget message
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:50 pm
On Tuesday night, City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas gave his 2019 budget message to those attending the first Common Council meeting of the month.
Lewiston Choraleers kick off holiday music series for 2018 Lewiston Christmas Walk
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:50 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will kick off its popular holiday concert series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston, as part of the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce. Additional performances will be held in Niagara Falls and Lewiston.
'Lunch & Learn in Youngstown'
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:45 pm
The community is invited to participate in a free "Lunch & Learn" program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Main and Chestnut streets in Youngstown.
Undefeated No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish host Florida State Seminoles Saturday on NBC
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:45 pm
Nearly 25 years to the day of the No. 1 vs. No. 2 "Game of the Century" between Florida State and Notre Dame, QB Ian Book and the No. 3 Fighting Irish (9-0) aim to maintain their undefeated season and College Football Playoff aspirations with a win against the Florida State Seminoles (4-5) at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, this Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. Pre-game coverage on Saturday starts at 7 p.m. with "Countdown to Kickoff" on NBCSN.
45 Orleans Career and Tech Ed students inducted into National Technical Honor Society
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:45 pm
Congratulations to the 45 students from the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. 
Niagara History Center welcomes holiday season with annual 'A Winter's Fest Eve'
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:45 pm
On Thursday, Dec. 6, celebrate "A Winter's Fest Eve" in Victorian style. Celebrate the Christmas season at the Niagara History Center's Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St., Lockport. The house will be open for tours from 6-8:30 p.m.
Bollywood celebrated at the NACC
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:40 pm
At 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov 17, an evening of Indian art, music, dance, food and culture, with an international cast of performers and musicians, will be staged at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. The event is a tribute to Indian culture, Bollywood dance and music. The program will feature musicians and dancers transcending borders.
Elevation Worship announces tour dates for 'Hallelujah Here Below' winter tour
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:40 pm
Elevation Worship announced its winter tour, where members will perform their new album, "Hallelujah Here Below," as well as older fan favorites, including "Do It Again," "Won't Stop Now" and "Here Again."
U.S. News rates Elderwood at Wheatfield among high performing short-stay rehab programs
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:40 pm
Elderwood at Wheatfield, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, has been recognized as offering a high performing short-stay rehab program by U.S. News and World Report. The report on subacute rehabilitation programs was provided alongside the U.S. News "best nursing home" standings for overall quality.
Local Veterans Day events
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:40 pm
The following is a list of Veterans Day ceremonies locally:
PHOTOS: Niagara-Wheatfield inducts Class of 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame & Falcon Wall of Fame
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:35 pm
Saturday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District welcomed 10 new members to its Falcon Wall of Fame, as well as five new inductees into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony also unveiled the new home for the Athletic Hall of Fame along the windows of the cafeteria hallway.
Town of Wheatfield: Town Board approves 2019 budget
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:10 pm
On Monday, the Town of Wheatfield held a public hearing on and approved its $13,791,040 budget for 2019.
Electric Lights Parade fun for all
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:00 pm
On Saturday, the Town of Niagara played host to the 14th Niagara Electric Lights Parade along Military Road to help kick off the holiday season.
St. Martin Lutheran to celebrate 175th anniversary
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:00 pm
The St. Martin Lutheran Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11. A service will begin at the church, 322 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, and will be followed by a catered banquet at Adams Fire Hall, 7113 Nash Road, at 12:30 p.m. Adult admission is $20; children 6-18 years of age: $10; and children under 5 years enter free.   
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to conduct diabetes education classes in December
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 01:25 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host its diabetes education program, titled "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes." This series of two classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 6.
NYSEG expands 'Smart Solutions' online store statewide
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 01:00 pm
New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG), a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., now offers NYSEG "Smart Solutions," an online store that gives customers access to energy-efficient products and instant rebates. The store is specifically designed to bring customers more choices for saving energy and money, improving the comfort and safety of their homes, and reducing their carbon footprint.
State Department of Transportation set to hire nearly 500 maintenance workers
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 01:00 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced applications are available for approximately 470 positions as permanent and seasonal maintenance staff all across upstate New York and Long Island. Beginning in September each year, the DOT begins to hire and train staff on equipment and best practices, with the aim of having them ready to plow as soon as winter weather begins.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free program to help community prevent diabetes
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 01:00 pm
November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes, while another 86 million have prediabetes. The total national cost of diagnosed diabetics is estimated to be around $245 billion.
Collins announces annual 'Holiday Mail for Troops' project
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 12:40 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement on Monday, urging local schools to participate in this year's "Holiday Mail for the Troops" program.
Buffalo City Mission launches 2018 turkey drive to deliver happy Thanksgiving for homeless
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 09:00 am
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off its annual turkey drive to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal for impoverished families, the elderly and shut-ins. The City Mission set a goal to collect 2,000 turkeys from now through Monday, Nov. 19.
Public invited to 3rd annual Veterans Day celebration in Patriots & Heroes Park
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 08:50 am
The local Veteran's Association of the 3rd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) of the U.S. Army National Guard, will sponsor an elaborate and patriotic Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, inside Russell J. Salvatore's Patriots & Heroes Park, 6675 Transit Road, Williamsville.
UPDATED Election 2018: Collins defeats McMurray, challenger seeks recount
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 05:50 am
Incumbent 27th District Congressman Chris Collins was re-elected Tuesday night, narrowly defeating challenger and Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray by 2,980 votes.
St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital to hold annual holiday market
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:50 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its annual Holiday Market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the hospital's south (main) lobby, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Gift items will be offered along with candy, baked goods, jams and jellies, holiday centerpieces, candles, jewelry and boutique gifts.
Food Network kicks off Thanksgiving 'Feast Week' Nov. 18 with 'Choose Your Side' live event
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:25 pm
Food Network announced it will go live Sunday, Nov. 18, with a cross-platform "Choose Your Side" experience, offering Thanksgiving recipes, tips and inspiration across the brand's linear and digital properties, including Facebook Live, on-air programming and digital series "Food Network Finds."
At NFL season midpoint, NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' viewership is highest since record-setting 2015
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:25 pm
"I'll watch that," said basketball legend Michael Jordan in NBC Sports' spot promoting Aaron Rodgers and the Packers against Tom Brady and the Patriots on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this past weekend. Jordan wasn't the only one, as New England's 31-17 victory over Green Bay delivered a huge audience and boosted "Sunday Night Football" to its highest midseason viewership in three years.
Niagara Wine Trail USA will once again 'Share the Bounty' this season
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:25 pm
For well over a decade now, the Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries have partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations. This year is no different. To ensure a bountiful holiday season for area residents in need, the annual "Share the Bounty" event will be held Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 10-12.
Josh Groban, Cam, LIVE headline February lineup at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:25 pm
Celebrated for his enchanting vocals, Josh Groban will perform his billboard hits at Fallsview Casino Resort on Feb. 15-16, 2019.

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