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Obituary: Ronald H. Livingston
Sat, Dec 4th 2021 07:00 am
Ronald H. Livingston of Grand Island died peacefully on Nov. 22, 2021, at his daughter's home in Dalton, New York.
Christmas season has begun in River Region
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 08:45 pm
It's official: The holiday season is now underway in Lewiston and throughout the River Region.
Lindsey Stirling returning to Buffalo to spread holiday cheer
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 05:45 pm
At the "Lindsey Stirling Holiday Program," fans expect a mix of hit songs - plus new music from "Artemis," a musical collection Stirling turned into a comic book series - and selections from "Warmer in the Winter." Stirling's holiday album is a fun collection of Christmas covers - including "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," "Santa Baby" and "Somewhere In My Memory (Main Title From 'Home Alone')." The virtuoso violinist also sings on "I Wonder as I Wander."
Seneca Gaming Corp., Niagara County partner to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 04:40 pm
As Western New York continues to experience a rise in the number of positive cases of COVID-19, Seneca Gaming Corp. and Niagara County are teaming together to make vaccines easily accessible for area residents.
Hochul announces new pilot program to improve public access along WNY's Lake Ontario tributaries receiving water from Erie Canal
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced a new pilot program to improve public access along Western New York's Lake Ontario tributaries receiving water from the Erie Canal in Monroe, Orleans and Niagara counties.
ESD announces start of construction for Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition project
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 04:40 pm
Empire State Development on Friday announced the beginning of stabilization work on the roof and foundation of the Michigan Street Baptist Church. The Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition project, a not-for-profit organization that owns the church, is one of the recipients of a portion of ESD's $65 million East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund, and will allow for increased tourism and visitation to Buffalo's historic Michigan Street African American Corridor.
UB professor's book inspires new digital exhibition
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 04:40 pm
Myseum of Toronto is hosting an online conversation with Cecil Foster, University at Buffalo professor of Africana and American studies, on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. to officially open a new exhibition based on his groundbreaking history, "They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada."
How to cope with stress
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Being stressed is very common In the United States, one of the main reasons for being stressed is usually caused by financial problems. Although there are many other factors that lead to stress such as poor health, work, school, holidays, trauma, etc., financial needs seem to be the number 1 cause to stress. There are also many ways to deal with stress. You can find things that you enjoy doing to keep your mind busy and focused on other things.
'Either you were going to die on the bind... or try and get the word out'
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
What our pastors really feel about the pandemic.
New student coalition seeks common ground with university
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
During the 2021 spring semester, senior Maren Geiger began her endeavors of bringing awareness to sexual health and wellness on Niagara University's campus. After gathering information and having many conversations, Geiger's Sexual Wellness Initiative (SWI) was formed. It is a coalition (not affiliated with Niagara University) of almost 40 students who are dedicated to educating students about sexual wellness.
The life of our president, Father Maher
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Everyone affiliated with the school knows its president, Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., more commonly known as Father Maher. They see his face all over the university on posters and stickers, in pictures and in person. However, most students would not know that he used to play baseball and basketball or that he loves to travel and has been to multiple countries in Southeast Asia.
Harry Styles was dressed to the nines during 'Love On Tour'
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Clothing has no gender and Harry Styles is just one of many celebrities that prove that. The singer/songwriter has been on tour since the first weekend of September with his opening show for his "Love On Tour" in Las Vegas. He opened his tour sporting a pair of fuchsia-colored trousers and a magenta vest that was covered in sparkling fringe.
Turning to malocchio for bad luck relief
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
"Two eyes have seen thee; all saints have helped thee; glory be to the father," and she does the sign of the cross over the dish. "To the Son," and she does the sign of the cross over the dish again. "And the Holy Spirit," and she does the sign of the cross over the dish one last time, "as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end, amen" Nonna Bolognese says.
What to do when WWE releases you
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Just this year, WWE has released over 80 men and women from the company, which includes wrestlers and backstage aids. From big-named talent to developmental rookies not ever given a chance, tons of these releases have been shocking and frustrating to the wrestling audience.
Community solar: Is it worth it?
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
The introduction of large-scale solar power into communities like Lewiston has been a hot topic for debate over the years, splitting residents of the town and members of the surrounding communities on whether the alternate energy source is even worth it.
A broke college kid Christmas: Celebrating the holidays on a budget
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Halloween is done, another holiday checked off the list as the end of the year is approaching faster than the speed of light. Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You" is blasting on every radio station in town. Just like that, Thanksgiving has passed, and you're already behind on your gift shopping.
Niagara Men's Club Lacrosse expectations for 2022 season
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Before every game, the Niagara Men's Club Lacrosse team breaks out of its huddle as a team, under this exact chant. Lacrosse is a team sport that is highly competitive, even if it is only at the club level. Many students at Niagara University create their own time to dedicate and commit themselves to this team.
The movie experience in your home: Is it better?
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Movie media has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, for the best and for the worst. For streaming services, they are receiving the best viewership they have ever seen before, while movie theater companies are taking substantial losses. What used to be filled movie theaters watching the latest blockbuster Marvel movie, has now been replaced by watching the new movie from the comfort of one's home on a streaming service.
Small Town USA: A place to escape
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
A town with something for everyone. Located between the Western New York cities of Buffalo and Rochester, you will find a small town that breaks away from the typical stereotypes associated with them. That town is Perry.
Misconceptions on college, starting at the house
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Waking up at 7:30 a.m. and seeing some darkness outside. You get out of bed and realize today is a Monday. Why else would you be getting up at 7:30 a.m.? After getting ready to leave the house, you go out to the car with a cup of coffee and begin your morning commute. You pull into the university, and begin walking to class where you see some friends walking ... some still in pajamas.
Encountering poverty
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Have you ever thought about how helpless many of the world's population are? In many areas of the world, poverty is a big issue that is faced. The country of focus will be India as it contains a significant number of impoverished areas. One of Niagara University's students and close friends is from there and he told a story of when he encountered poverty. During the summer, he was sitting outside of his uncle's house and he could sense that there was something very foul heading towards him which was right around the corner.
The mask behind the mask
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has been infamous for instructing everyone to wear masks in order to combat the virus. But what if I told you that the mask has helped a group of students study a specific theater artform?
End of semester stress and what to do about it
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
The weeks toward the end of the fall semester are filled with stress and anticipation for college students. It can be hard to keep momentum going in a rapidly changing environment.
Success and becoming family
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Dirk Williams is a professional shooting guard for the London Lions basketball team in Hackney Wick, Greater London.
Medical Center Auxiliary sets 'Lighting with Love' tree
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 12:40 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will once again place a "Lighting with Love" tree in the upper lobby of the hospital. Each ornament represents a gift in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one.
'Weird Al' Yankovic returns to Lewiston for Artpark concert
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic has announced his 133-date "The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour," which includes a concert in Artpark's Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022. The show is presented by Live Nation.
Grand Island Fuccillo sponsors community contest
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 11:00 am
To celebrate Halloween, Niagara Frontier Publications held a contest to find the most creatively decorated homes on Grand Island. Residents sent pictures of spooky, scary and outrageously creative decorated homes.
'Christmas in the Village' returns to Youngstown with Live theater, marketplace, Santa
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 11:00 am
Youngstown's "Christmas in the Village" celebrations return Saturday, Dec. 11, with a host of family-oriented activities - from carriage rides to visits to Santa, gift-buying options galore to live theater. The Village of Youngstown and its business community present the holiday event.
Empty Center Street parcel might not be vacant much longer
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:30 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday granted preliminary site plan approval for what was described as a national urgent care company to erect and operate a structure at 860 Center St. The parcel has been vacant since April 2012, when the building that now houses the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce office was transported from the site and moved across the street to Academy Park.
Tears For Fears release new single 'No Small Thing'
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:25 am
On Friday, iconic British duo Tears For Fears released "No Small Thing," the second single off their anticipated first studio album in 17 years, "The Tipping Point" (arriving Feb. 25, 2022, via Concord Records). Written by both band members, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, the guitar strums pull listeners in with their folk-like tone, but slowly morph into controlled chaos, as the singers push the song's sonics as far as they can go.
County leaders strategize response to fluid COVID pandemic
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:25 am
At its December meeting, the board of directors of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) on Thursday discussed the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and how best to work with the state to tailor response actions to the needs of local communities. The NYSAC board, which includes county leaders from every part of the state, discussed the widely varying rates of vaccinations, positive cases, hospital capacity, and death.
Higgins announces a $482,172 American Rescue Plan Grant for Seneca Nation
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a $482,172 American Rescue Plan grant for the Seneca Nation of Indians. Awarded through the Department of Education and funded by the American Indian Resilience in Education program, the grant supports education and cultural literacy programs.
D'Youville to honor Grey Nuns 100th anniversary at winter commencement
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:25 am
On Friday, Dec. 10, D'Youville will hold its third annual winter commencement, this time for approximately 170 students. The event will be hosted on D'Youville's campus to celebrate student achievement and pay homage to the institution's heritage and future.
Hochul announces 'Ski for Free' COVID-19 booster and ages 5-11 vaccine incentive sweepstakes
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the new "Ski for Free" COVID-19 vaccine incentive sweepstakes for children ages 5 to 11 and booster shot recipients.
Poloncarz statement on adoption of 2022 Erie County budget
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:25 am
On Thursday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz issued the following statement on the adoption of the 2022 Erie County Budget by a 7-4 vote in the Erie County Legislature:
Hochul announces 5 confirmed COVID-19 omicron variant cases in New York
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday night announced the first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant in New York state.
Increased EPA water infrastructure funding will provide more than $428,072,000 million in New York
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 09:55 am
On Thursday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced funding that states, tribes and territories will receive in 2022 through the bipartisan infrastructure law. This funding, provided through EPA's State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs, will create jobs while upgrading America's aging water infrastructure and addressing key challenges like lead in drinking water and per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination.
Study: Older MS patients who discontinue medications experience worsening of their disease
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 09:55 am
In recent years, new drugs to treat multiple sclerosis have significantly improved both the quality of life and longevity for patients with MS. Many of them now live well into their 60s and 70s, a significant improvement from just a generation ago when few patients lived to be 70.
Christmas Walk weekend has arrived
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Lewiston's Christmas Walk weekend is underway.
'Rockin' With Santa' looks to help area children
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
John and Kate White and the "Rockin' With Santa" committee seek donations of new, unwrapped toys for youth up to the age of 16. Through Dec. 8, find barrel drop-off locations at the TNT city halls, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, Tc Wheeler's Pizzeria & Sports Bar, Fast Teddy's Restaurant, Jamie's Ice Cream and the Royal Family Restaurant.
 

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