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State Agriculture Department announces updated food product recall book for food businesses
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' division of food safety and inspection announced it has updated its food product recall book to provide New York retail food stores, food manufacturers and food businesses with "an easy-to-follow protocol to use should they need to initiate a product recall at their facility."
UB-founded company uses AI to assist surgeons treating brain aneurisms in real time
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Brain, or intracranial aneurysms (IA), can lead to hemorrhagic strokes and are responsible for close to 500,000 deaths worldwide every year.
New Niagara County ambulance service now fully operational
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:50 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on Monday announced the new Niagara County ambulance service answered its first call this past Sunday and is now fully operational to serve Niagara County residents. The county has two ambulances in service.
Niagara County Office for the Aging, Sunrise Café, partner for senior lunches
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 01:10 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging (OFA) announced it has launched a new pilot program, in conjunction with Sunrise Café in Gasport, to offer senior citizens an affordable, quality lunch. Seniors can purchase a reduced-price voucher for a full lunch, and OFA funds will cover the difference with the restaurant.
Buffalo Launch Club offering holiday buffet luncheon
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Launch Club is trying something new this year by offering buffet luncheons on Dec. 21-23.
NYS Council on Developmental Disabilities, NYS Office of New Americans celebrate International Migrants Day
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 11:20 am
In recognition of International Migrants Day on Dec. 18, the New York State Council on Developmental Disabilities (CDD) and the New York State Department of State's Office for New Americans (ONA) are celebrating their partnership on "a unique initiative assisting new Americans with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families to connect with vital resources, information and services."
Peelz Citrus tour, 'Peelz on Wheelz,' rolls into Tops Friendly Markets for 'citrus extravaganza'
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 11:15 am
Peelz Citrus, the California-based citrus company, is gearing up for a "zestful" celebration at Tops Friendly Markets from Dec. 20-23 as part of its nationwide "Peelz on Wheelz" Citrus Road Tour.
Erie County assistant district attorney elected as vice president of Minority Bar Association of WNY
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 11:10 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn is proud to announce that Assistant District Attorney James Harrington was elected as the vice president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club shares Christmas spirit
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:50 am
Last weekend, the Lewiston Kiwanis Club gathered to assemble and deliver over 70 Christmas dinner baskets to families in the community.
'Saturday for Soldiers'
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:45 am
The 11th annual "Saturday for Soldiers" was held this past weekend at the Ontario House in Youngstown.
Remzi Yates teams with Fight Sport Training Center, Edward Town Middle School on SPCA donation
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:40 am
As he does each year, "Jam Man" Remzi Yates III recently spearheaded a local donation. He teamed with his gym, Fight Sport Training Center, and the Edward Town Middle School seventh grade class to collect items for the Niagara County SPCA.
ASI awards $50,000 in 'Give for Greatness' funding to 25 WNY arts and cultural organizations
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:35 am
Arts Services Inc. has distributed 25 "Give for Greatness" grants providing operating support to arts and culture nonprofits based in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Rotary Club of Kenmore partners with Cardiac Crusade to register AED locations
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:35 am
The Rotary Club of Kenmore, NY has teamed up with Cardiac Crusade, a 501(c)(3) charity, to register AED locations in Kenmore, Buffalo and surrounding areas. This initiative's mission is to save lives by providing 911 systems, and the general public, instant access to AED locations in case of sudden cardiac arrest.
7 ways to organize and store holiday decorations
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 07:00 am
Decorating a home for holidays is quite popular. A survey from the National Retail Federation found that 53% of respondents said they were planning to decorate their home or yard for Halloween in 2023.
Holiday cooking for a crowd made easy
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 07:00 am
A number of things can be expected during the holiday season. Children will anxiously await visits from Santa and travelers recognize there is bound to be traffic on the roadways and crowds at the airport. And if you're opening your home to guests, those visitors will be expecting some delicious food.
A holiday must-see: 'Stony Brook Legendary Lights' in Lancaster
Sun, Dec 17th 2023 01:00 pm
Lancaster is home to "Stony Brook Legendary Lights," one of the most imaginative, must-see holiday lights celebrations in the country. Over the span of eight streets, more than 300 homes are creatively adorned with lights, giant inflatables, Christmas characters, messages of peace and moving images (figuratively and literally). It's a winter wonderland that can be walked, or driven through, each night from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.
Age-based guidelines for buying toys and gifts
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 04:15 pm
The holiday season involves making holiday gift lists and checking them twice, or even more frequently to ensure that gift-givers find the best fit for recipients. While age may only be a number in certain instances, when it comes to gifting, age should be a consideration - particularly when kids are involved.
Pears and chocolate, an unexpected pairing
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 04:10 pm
Opportunities to entertain or visit with family and friends abound during the holiday season.
It's National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 04:05 pm
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The holiday season is here, many people will attend holiday parties, and AAA Western and Central New York wants to remind drivers to have a plan in place to get home safely after a night of festivities.
Drunk driver pleads guilty for killing two in crash with another vehicle on Bailey Avenue
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 04:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 30-year-old Marcus D. Edwards of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to eight counts of aggravated vehicular homicide (class "B" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to all counts in the indictment against him.
Submerged stone wall in shipping slip 3, Buffalo Outer Harbor, marked for safety
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 01:50 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, has marked a submerged stone wall at the entrance to shipping slip 3 to remind boaters of its presence as they transit the Buffalo Outer Harbor.
Buffalo Bills star Stefon Diggs joins M&T Bank to surprise Buffalo families for holidays
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 01:50 pm
Buffalo Bills star and all-pro receiver Stefon Diggs and M&T Bank teamed up to organize a special holiday surprise and celebration delivering joy to local children and helping make this season a little easier for their parents.
Stella Niagara Education Park donates $1,933 worth of books to Damar Hamlin's charity, Chasing M's Foundation
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 01:50 pm
Stella Niagara Education Park, a coeducational elementary school in Lewiston, donated over 200 books valued at $1,933 to Damar Hamlin's Chasing M's Foundation. The school raised the money to purchase the books through a coin drive for Scholastic's "All for Books" program during the annual book fair.
Higgins recognizes work of Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Executive Director Sara Capen
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 01:50 pm
During the final week of session for 2023, Congressman Brian Higgins stood on the floor of the House of Representatives to recognize how one Western New Yorker's effort will improve communities across the nation for the next 15 years.
Wegmans customers donate more than $423,500 to alleviate food insecurity through 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 12:05 pm
Western New York's generosity was on full display through Wegmans' recent successful "Check Out Hunger" campaign for FeedMore WNY. Through the support of Wegmans and its customers, more than $423,500 was raised to support FeedMore WNY's mission of offering dignity, hope and brighter futures by providing nutritious food, friendship and skills training to community members experiencing food insecurity.
Niagara University's Dwyer Arena transformed into 'Story Lane on Ice'
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:55 am
Caden Suhr, Cooper Gasz and Ryan Ensminger were among the children, families, and Niagara University students who enjoyed ice skating and holiday-themed activities during "Story Lane on Ice" at Niagara University's Dwyer Arena on Dec. 12.
Community invited to candlelight Christmas Eve service at First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:55 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston will open its doors to the community on Christmas Eve.
FOX orders psychological crime drama 'Murder in a Small Town,' starring Rossif Sutherland & Kristin Kreuk
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:55 am
Continuing to deploy its strategy to identify premium content by working with international studios on creating new and innovative business models, FOX has commissioned the psychological crime drama "Murder in a Small Town" from executive producer/head writer Ian Weir ("Arctic Air," "Edgemont") and Sepia Films, in association with FOX Entertainment and Jeff Wachtel's Future Shack Entertainment, for the 2024-25 season.
Barbra Streisand to be honored with 2023 SAG Life Achievement Award
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:25 am
The legendary actor, singer, producer, writer and director Barbra Streisand has been named the 59th recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievements and humanitarian accomplishments.
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2024 Civil Writes Project application is open
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:25 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2024 Civil Writes Project application is open to individual artists, nonprofits and community organizations of all sizes for program support up to $2,500. The deadline to apply is Dec. 20.
Graycliff Conservancy donates Frank Lloyd Wright material to UB, University Archives
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:20 am
A major donation of historic objects by the Graycliff Conservancy board of directors to the University at Buffalo Libraries will add to the university's already extensive Frank Lloyd Wright collection, further establishing UB as the most comprehensive source in Western New York for research materials related to the celebrated architect and his creative process.
$31 million to support 'transformational redevelopment' of Boulevard Mall in Amherst
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday awarded $31 million to the Town of Amherst for infrastructure work for the Boulevard Mall redevelopment project to "breathe new life into the now-largely-empty Boulevard Mall in Amherst.
$20.3 million to support SNUG Street Outreach programs in 14 communities across New York
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced $20.3 million to support SNUG Street Outreach programs in 14 communities across New York state.
Ellicott Development plans to take plaza anchor building in different direction
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
Ellicott Development has a new plan for its Lewiston plaza.
Lauer to lead Adams Fire Co. into 100th year
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
On Dec. 3, Adams Fire Co. reelected Chief Donald A. Lauer to the position of fire chief at the annual company meeting.
Porter/Youngstown Christmas baskets nears completion
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
The holiday collections are winding down for the annual Town of Porter/Village of Youngstown Christmas Baskets Program.
Container collections assist area food pantries
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
Angelo Sarkees of Deposits for Food teamed up this week with Doug Adamson of the Porter Empty Return Center to present donations from returned beverage collections associated with the Deposits for Food campaign.
LPD cars to get new cameras
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
The Town of Lewiston handled a few interesting news items of note, at its relatively brief work session Monday in Town Hall.
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church celebrates 180th anniversary
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Bergholz, Town of Wheatfield, recently celebrated its 180th anniversary.
PHOTOS: Frontier House lit up
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 10:55 am
Ellicott Development's most notable Lewiston property, the 199-year-old Frontier House on Center Street, looks a little different these days.

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