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Community Mission's Giving Tuesday heads to area eateries to raise funds for less-fortunate
Thu, Nov 23rd 2017 07:00 am
As the holiday season approaches, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is preparing for its Nov. 28 Giving Tuesday event, and is reaching out to the Niagara community in an effort to collect donations for those in need.
'Gingerbread Wonderland' to open this weekend at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will open its life-size gingerbread village on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
Memorial babies get special Thanksgiving welcome
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:30 pm
Babies born Wednesday at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center received a very special Thanksgiving welcome - crocheted Thanksgiving turkey caps.
Season 25 Mirrorball champion Jordan Fisher & finalist Frankie Muniz join cast of 'Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Light Up the Night'
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:10 pm
For the first time ever, two celebrity finalists will join "Dancing with the Stars'" winter tour, "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Light Up the Night." Season 25 Mirrorball champion Jordan Fisher ("Hamilton," "Grease: Live!") and actor/race car driver Frankie Muniz ("Agent Cody Banks," "Malcolm in the Middle") will reprise their season 25 performances alongside their professional partners Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson.
'Dancing with the Stars': Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold take Mirrorball Trophy
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:05 pm
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold won the 25th season of "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday, topping second-place finisher Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas, and third-place team Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson.
Poloncarz notes continued success of prescription drug discount program
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz noted the success of the Erie County Prescription Discount Card Program, a program he had recommended the county pursue in 2008 as county comptroller and that ensures local residents with little or no prescription coverage can obtain their medications at an affordable price.
Greater Niagara FCU teams up with Child Advocacy Center to brighten holidays for children
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:50 pm
A longtime supporter of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara is teaming up with the agency to brighten the holiday season for children.
Blake Shelton set to perform hit single 'I'll Name the Dogs' on 'The Voice'
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:45 pm
Country music superstar and five-time winning coach Blake Shelton is set to perform his hit single "I'll Name the Dogs" on the Tuesday (8-9 p.m.) live telecast of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
Niagara University students take 2nd at Smith Travel Research Competition
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:35 pm
Four students from Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management earned a second-place finish at Smith Travel Research's annual Market Study Competition.
Buffalo Philharmonic celebrates holiday season with Irish Tenors, 'Polar Express,' classical treasures & a visit from Santa
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:15 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is gearing up for another busy holiday season, with four chances to experience the joy and magic of the holidays in concert.
Downtown Niagara Falls Bars & Restaurants spread holiday cheer
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:00 pm
A new holiday promotion is taking place throughout downtown Niagara Falls bars and restaurants. The "12 Bars of Christmas" is spreading holiday cheer, while offering participants the chance to win a Niagara Falls prize pack, including a trip for two on Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours, two Niagara Falls Discovery Passes, and an overnight stay at the Jefferson Apartments Vacation Rentals. The promotion takes place from Dec. 2-16, and is part of the Jingle Falls USA holiday celebration.
Obituary: Monica Marie Graesser
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:40 pm
Monica Marie Graesser, 51, of Buffalo and formerly of Grand Island, passed into rest on Nov. 13, 2017.
Obituary: Frank P. Aronica
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:40 pm
Frank P. Aronica passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the age of 91.
Islanders encouraged to Shop Small
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:40 pm
This Nov. 25, Grand Island businesses will mark a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses.
Rockin' With Santa campaign essential to T-NT kids' Christmas
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:30 pm
For around 20 years, John White's Rockin' With Santa campaign has helped kids in need around the Tonawanda and North Tonawanda area have a good Christmas.
Notaro Chiropractic donates to Community Missions
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:30 pm
Monday in Niagara Falls, representatives of Notaro Chiropractic presented two turkeys to Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. for Thanksgiving meals.
Notaro Chiropractic expands Niagara Falls location
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:25 pm
Since 1998, Dr. Thomas Notaro has been practicing chiropractic medicine in this area. On Thursday, he and his wife and office manager Jodi Notaro cut the ribbon to a new 1,200-square-foot expansion at his Niagara Falls location.
Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis celebrates 10th anniversary
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:25 pm
Last Thursday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club met at Jacks, 6935 Ward Road, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Several members of the Niagara Frontier North Division of Kiwanis were in attendance, including the Amherst, Clarence, Ken-Ton, Lewiston and Tonawanda Kiwanis Clubs.
Wheatfield Wheatfield Town Board: Rezoning of Forest Parkway development topic of discussion
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 09:20 pm
On Monday night at the Wheatfield Town Hall, the Town Board held its regular board meeting, but prior to that, it held a public hearing to discuss rezoning of a development around Forest Parkway, on the east side of Shawnee Road.
Niagara County to participate in statewide STOP-DWI Thanksgiving crackdown enforcement effort
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 06:00 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
5 community leaders honored at Niagara University President's Dinner
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:30 am
Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five individuals - while raising critical funds for student scholarships - during its 2017 President's Dinner, which was held Nov. 17 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Sabres 'Holiday Angels' program returns for upcoming holiday season
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will once again partner with Catholic Charities of Buffalo for the Sabres "Holiday Angels." The program is an adopt-a-family initiative that allows Sabres fans to participate by supporting neighbors in need this holiday season.
Antonio Brown, Le'veon Bell, Ben Roethlisberger, Kirk Cousins, Eli Manning & Jordy Nelson highlight Thanksgiving weekend NFL games on NBC
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:30 am
NBC Sports presents a pair of NFL games this holiday week, beginning on Thanksgiving night in Washington, D.C., when Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins host Eli Manning and the New York Giants at FedEx Field at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. Coverage on NBC continues with "Sunday Night Football" on Nov. 26, when Jordy Nelson and the Green Bay Packers (5-5) travel to Pittsburgh to face Ben Roethlisberger and the AFC-leading Steelers (8-2) at Heinz Field.
Niagara County Legislature backs town-requested water rate package
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:25 am
Niagara County lawmakers assented to a requested increase in 2018 Niagara County Water District rates sought by the town supervisor-controlled board Tuesday after members of the Water District's board made clear current rates would not sustain planned infrastructure upgrades.
Special all-athletes edition of 'Dancing with the Stars' set to premiere in spring 2018 on ABC
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:25 am
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" sets its sights on the sports world when it returns with a special all-athletes edition in the spring of 2018. Ten athletes from all corners of the sports world will be teamed up with the show's professional dancers and compete on the ballroom floor for a chance to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
Higgins asks NYPA to continue waterfront development
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, stood along the edge of the Niagara River on Tuesday to unveil a vision to sustain momentum along the City of Niagara Falls waterfront.
'Shop Small': Small Business Saturday recognizes locally owned businesses
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:05 am
Small Business Saturday (aka "Shop Small Saturday") has grown by leaps and bounds as, each year, more and more communities participate and build advertising campaigns to encourage patronage. AMEX reported small business owners generated $15.4 billion in 2016, as 112 million people visited their local retailers.
120th anniversary lecture of incorporation of Village of LaSalle
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The local history department and the LaSalle Branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library will present a lecture on the 120th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of LaSalle in the Town of Niagara.
Kristen Bell & Idina Menzel to perform together - for first time on TV - on 'The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration'
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 09:05 pm
Countdown to "25 Days of Christmas" as Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel joins fellow "Frozen" star Kristen Bell to perform together for the very first time on primetime television, during "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration," airing Thursday, Nov. 30 (9-11 p.m. EST). Menzel and Bell will perform "When We're Together" from the brand-new Walt Disney Animation Studios featurette, "Olaf's Frozen Adventure."
'The Chew' is 'Snowed In For the Holidays'
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 09:05 pm
"The Chew" isn't letting a snowstorm squash the holiday spirit! Despite being snowed in, they are throwing the ultimate holiday party!
From turkeys to red-nosed reindeers, stockings will be filled with holiday programming this year
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 09:05 pm
An abundance of holiday-themed TV shows, specials and movies will be offered over the next few weeks. Some of the highlights include:
Castellani Art Museum closed for Thanksgiving, open on weekend
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 12:05 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 24, due to the Niagara University's Thanksgiving recess. The museum will be open Saturday and Sunday.
Salvation Army's kettle drive returns to KeyBank Center
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 12:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced The Salvation Army will launch its annual holiday kettle drive on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at KeyBank Center before the Sabres' 7 p.m. game against the Minnesota Wild.
Rescheduled date: Sister Joan Chittister to speak in Lockport Dec. 2
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 12:05 pm
The Kenan Center and First Presbyterian Church of Lockport will present Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B., Saturday, Dec. 2 - rescheduled from the original date of Sept. 23.
Niagara Falls HS basketball looking to stay dominant
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 10:40 am
In Western New York, dominant high school basketball programs have come and gone throughout the years, but one that has remained consistently dominant is Niagara Falls High School.  The Wolverines are coming off their second straight Section VI Class AA title and 15th sectional title appearance in the last 17 years. With 19 sectional titles in program history, coach Sal Constantino and his team have their expectations set to work for No. 20 this year. 
Holiday market to debut at Brickyard Brewing Company
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 07:00 am
Those looking for a little pre-Lewiston Christmas Walk holiday cheer are invited to check out a new event, to be held inside the village's new Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St.
Erie County, partners receive $300,000 grant to aid in opioid misuse prevention in women of childbearing age
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 04:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in partnership with Neighborhood Health Centers and the Seneca Nation Health System, has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health to address the prevention of prescription and non-prescription opioid misuse by women.
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York announces funding for breast cancer, breast health programs
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:55 pm
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has announced the availability of grant funds for 2018. Applications for breast cancer and breast health programs from nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions that provide services to residents of one or more of the following locations are eligible for funding:
DiNapoli: Read fine print on gift cards this holiday season
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:55 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to read the fine print on gift cards this holiday season for details about fees and expiration dates.