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GNBC's iconic 'Nutcracker' takes stage this weekend
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road. The GNBC's production showcases both local and Canadian dancers in a ballet set to the direction of artistic director Beverley Feder, FISTD, FCUSA, FICIA. In addition, local character actors and brave parents will participate in the Act I party scene.
WNY's business women groups celebrate
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
Western New York businesswomen will come together for networking and cheer when the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 500 Pearl St., Buffalo. The cost is $35 for NAWBO members and $40 for guests. Register online at www.nawbowny.org/.
'Blue Christmas Service' in Youngstown
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
The "Blue Christmas Service" at First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at 100 Church St.
Santa arrives at Niagara Power Vista on Saturday
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority holds its annual "Deck the Halls" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the admission-free Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 01:50 pm
Santa Claus flew into the Village of Lewiston on Saturday morning to kickoff Christmas Walk weekend. He was accompanied on his PatProctorCopter by Mrs. Claus and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick. Once the Rainbow Air crew landed, Santa greeted Mayor Anne Welch, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly, and 2019 Peach Queen Victoria Skrlin-Kozak.
Grandma D's Pizzeria: Destino family returns to Creek Road
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Indeed, the Destino family has returned to 3909 Creek Road. Signs on and in front of the building boldly state, "Grandma D's Pizzeria" and "The Original Destino's."
10th annual Youngstown 'Christmas in The Village': Holiday celebrations continue in northern Niagara
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Over past weeks, residents and visitors in our neck of the woods have certainly had the opportunity to experience and be part of a multitude of holiday delights. That included the "Noel of Niagara" light display that continues throughout the season at the Town of Niagara's Veterans Park on Lockport Road; holiday shopping offerings such as Small Business Saturday in Lewiston and Sanborn, "Jingle Falls USA" in Niagara Falls; last weekend's Ransomville Festival of Lights; and Friday evening's Holiday Light Up Parade in Newfane.
Above and Beyond: Sadkowski chosen 2020 chief of Grand Island Fire Co.
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2020 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at fire headquarters.
Grand Island Town Board: Residents concerned with suspected solar farm
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Suspicious that a new solar farm will be developed in their neighborhood, several Islanders criticized plans to rezone two pieces of property near the intersection of Alvin and Whitehaven roads up the road from the WNY Welcome Center.
Kelly's Country Store makes donation to DeGlopper Memorial
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Each year, Kelly's Country Store donates a portion of the previous year's proceeds of their on-site fresh Christmas tree sales to worthy causes that are dear to the Kelly family. The Kelly family choose the DeGlopper Memorial because this is the place on Grand Island where residents, past, present and future who proudly serve their country, are remembered and honored.
Golden Age Center: Light Up the Boulevard supported at GAC
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
In support of the annual Light Up the Boulevard parade and festival, several Golden Age Center members have created a miniature replica of this event. Members who helped make this indoor version are, pictured, standing: Pat Ehinger, sitting: Lorraine Wilcox, kneeling: Anna Vaccaro.
Obituary: Michael W. Kline
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Michael W. Kline, 63, passed away on Oct. 28, 2019, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
Grand Island Town Board: Light Up the Boulevard 2019 dedicated to Fran McMahon
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its regular meeting Monday in Town Hall extolling this weekend's Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Light Up the Boulevard Parade and Festival.
PHOTOS, VIDEO & MORE: It's the most wonderful time of the year in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 10:45 pm
Niagara County boasted a bevy of holiday tree-lighting ceremonies, artisan markets, dinners, singalongs and family events this past week.
Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Ciara, Dan + Shay, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Megan Thee Stallion, Anthony Ramos, Salt-N-Pepa & SHAED set to perform at West Coast celebration of 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020'
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 06:15 pm
dick clark productions and ABC today announced multi-Platinum-selling artist and West Coast host Ciara, along with Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Dan + Shay, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Megan Thee Stallion, Anthony Ramos, Salt-N-Pepa and SHAED, will perform on the West Coast celebration of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020."
NYPA collaborates with NYS utilities to refine mutual aid procedures for emergencies in advance of winter storm season
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 06:10 pm
The New York Power Authority, along with its New York state utility partners, has reviewed and updated its mutual assistance protocol in advance of the winter storm season. The update further details and strengthens the escalation of requests and coordination of mutual assistance resources with the electric industry national mutual assistance programs, which bring resources throughout the U.S. to New York in the event of widespread electric outages.
Education advocate Melodie Baker announces candidacy for Congress
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 06:10 pm
Veteran education advocate and Democrat Melodie Baker recently announced her candidacy for Congress in New York's open 27th Congressional District, following the resignation of Republican Chris Collins after he pled guilty to insider trading charges.
Songwriter & worship artist Stillman drops 'Whisper,' his debut EP
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:55 pm
The Creak Music in partnership with Integrity Music announce the debut EP release from songwriter and worship artist Stillman. Titled "Whisper," the six-song project is available now on all digital formats. Additionally, the official music video for his single, "Wherever You Are," which Stillman dedicates to his grandparents, also releases today.
Passion releases new single ahead of annual conference at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:55 pm
Passion is releasing a brand-new single today, "There's Nothing That Our God Can't Do," ahead of their largest event in history, Passion 2020, a gathering of college students with more than 65,000 people in attendance. Passion 2020 will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta from Dec. 31 through Jan. 2.
Leonardo DiCaprio to present Robert De Niro with 2019 SAG Life Achievement Award
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:45 pm
Academy Award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to two-time Oscar-winning actor, producer and director Robert De Niro during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, the producers announced.
Poster, teaser trailer released for 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife'
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:45 pm
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original "Ghostbusters" universe. In "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" (July 10, 2020), when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Buffalo Sabres to sell autographed holiday ornaments for charity
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will once again provide fans a chance to do some holiday shopping while supporting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation with the return of the annual autographed ornament surprise this Tuesday, Dec. 10, before and during the team's game against the St. Louis Blues at 7:30 p.m.
Special Olympics New York Buffalo Polar Plunge expected to draw thousands Saturday
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:25 pm
Nearly 1,000 Western New Yorkers are expected to plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Erie on Saturday, taking part in the 13th annual Buffalo Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics New York athletes. Fundraising for the plunge is ongoing, at: www.PolarPlungeNY.org/Buffalo.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild presents "Mike Randall's Charles Dickens Presents a Christmas Carol'
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:20 pm
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild (formerly Niagara Falls Little Theatre), Western New York's oldest theater group, is presenting on "Mike Randall's Charles Dickens Presents a Christmas Carol" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
'Girl Scout Cookie Championship' celebrates nation's Girl Scout Cookie obsession by transforming iconic treats into spectacular dessert creations
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:20 pm
Food Network and Girl Scouts of the USA have teamed up to celebrate one of the most-anticipated times of year with "Girl Scout Cookie Championship," a four-episode primetime event that captures the country's obsession with the iconic cookies.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' rings in 2019 holiday season with food, fun, music
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:20 pm
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are ringing in the most wonderful time of the year on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" with festive special programming to keep the spirit alive throughout the season.
ESD 'pivoting' from Wonder Falls; announces plans for high-density, mixed-use development project in downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Empire State Development today announced plans for a civic improvement project at the Rainbow Centre in downtown Niagara Falls that will establish greater public access and walkability, create commercial opportunity, and also improve parking to support new and existing businesses at and near the site.
'Centerstage' concert series returns to Kleinhans Music Hall featuring Polish pianist, local vocals & classical guitar phenom
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Kleinhans Music Hall is bringing back its "Centerstage" concert series after a successful launch during its inaugural season last year. The three-event series gives audiences an up-close-and-personal concert experience, with the performer in the middle of Kleinhans' main stage and the audience seated onstage surrounding them. Limited tickets will be available to each event.
Live Nation announces 2020 Lawn Pass: Unlimited access to outdoor summer concerts for $199
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Live Nation Entertainment announced the return of Lawn Pass. For $199, music fans get unlimited lawn access to concerts, including sold-out shows, at one of the select 29 Live Nation owned and operated amphitheaters (including both Darien Lake Performing Arts Center and Saratoga Performing Arts Center).
Everything you need to know about Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce invites the public to participate in the Lewiston Christmas Walk and Tour of Homes on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8.
Niagara Lions lay wreaths at Witmer Cemetery
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
At 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lionesses will lay wreathes at Witmer Cemetery on the graves of the veterans buried there. They will honor the five branches of the military by displaying wreaths for them, as well. There are soldiers from each of the wars from 1812 on up through Korea.
Greenhouse, residents clash on noise, lights & odor
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Wheatfield Gardens came under attack by several residential property owners in the Timberlakes Subdivision during a recent public hearing in the Town of Wheatfield.
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.
UB medical students team up with Buffalo Bills to kick off muscular dystrophy fundraiser
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 05:00 pm
Raising money for charity is probably not a primary focus for most students at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
The Tabernacle of Orchard Park to produce 'Welcome Home,' a Christmas musical & festivities
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 05:00 pm
This weekend, during its annual Christmas Festival, The Tabernacle will produce "Welcome Home - A Christmas Musical."
NYS Office for the Aging reminder to older New Yorkers: Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 04:50 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging encourages older New Yorkers with Medicare to review and make any needed changes to their health plans and prescription drug coverage for the upcoming year before the Medicare open enrollment period ends on Dec. 7. Plan changes take effect Jan. 1, 2020.
Niagara Family Medicine Associates join Catholic Health to become newest member of Trinity Medical WNY
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 04:45 pm
Creating new opportunities for community collaboration, Catholic Health announced Niagara Family Medicine Associates has joined its growing physician practice network, Trinity Medical WNY, PC.
Niagara University's Camp Courage Crew presents check to Camp Good Days and Special Times
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 04:45 pm
Niagara University Camp Courage Crew officers presented Lisa Booz, WNY regional director at Camp Good Days and Special Times, with a check for $10,700 on Thursday. Students raised the funds during their second annual dance marathon in October.
New York State Office for the Aging marks Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 04:35 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) recognizes Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, which takes place this year from Dec. 2-6. The weeklong annual awareness campaign promotes understanding of the importance mobility and transportation are to ensuring older adults remain connected to their communities.
North Tonawanda 'Decorate for the holidays' contest
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 03:25 pm
The North Tonawanda mayor's office, in conjunction with the city's Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks, reported entries are currently being accepted for the city's "Decorate for the holidays contest." The contest is open to any North Tonawanda resident who decorates their home or business for the holiday season.
 

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