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Avoiding holiday scams: Protect consumer trust & your bottom line
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 05:00 pm
'Tis the season to be jolly, and keep a watch eye out for costly cons! With the holidays nearing, millions of Americans will be out shopping for their family, friends and loved ones. It is estimated Americans will spend more than $1.1 trillion this holiday season - an increase of 4%, or $1,047.83, when compared to last year.
Portable photoacoustic breast imaging system shows promise during initial lab tests
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:30 pm
A new, portable breast imaging system under development in Buffalo has the potential to better identify breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue.
'Step Up to the Plate' at Dash's Market
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:30 pm
Community members can help feed their homebound neighbors in need while grocery shopping at Dash's Market through the annual "Step Up to the Plate" campaign. Now through Dec. 8, patrons of all Dash's Market locations have the option to add a $1, $3 or $5 donation at checkout to benefit the FeedMore Foundation of WNY's Meals on Wheels program.
New York invites visitors to celebrate holidays at state parks
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation invites residents and visitors to celebrate the season at more than 80 holiday-themed events taking place at New York state parks and historic sites. Events feature a variety of hands-on activities, historic tours, outdoor recreation, and holiday celebrations for visitors of all ages.
'Travel Tuesday' is a new trend
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:05 pm
First came Black Friday, followed by Cyber Monday and Shop Local Saturday - and now there's a new trend catching on called "Travel Tuesday," which is scheduled for Dec. 3. Chances are, you've seen #TravelTuesday on social media throughout the year. Well expect to see more of it this week, post-Thanksgiving, as travelers are encouraged to take advantage of holiday travel deals.
December brings additional savings to AAA members
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:05 pm
December is here and that usually mean a lot of packing and shipping of gifts for AAA members! The UPS Store has launched a valuable promotion exclusive to AAA members, "Let us pack & ship your gifts!" From now until Dec. 31, UPS will offer AAA members 20% off packing and 5% off shipping costs at The UPS Store.
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve': Lucy Hale to join Ryan Seacrest as new co-host in Times Square; Billy Porter to host New Orleans festivities; Ciara returns as LA host
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:05 pm
dick clark productions and ABC announced award-winning actress Lucy Hale, who previously served as host of the New Orleans festivities, will join Ryan Seacrest in Times Square as new co-host in New York for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020."
ASI awards $32,000 in 'Give for Greatness' grants to WNY cultural organizations
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York will award 32 "Give for Greatness" grants of $1,000 - up from 25 in 2018 - to 32 arts and cultural nonprofit organizations based in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties. Recipients will be presented with checks at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Buffalo History Museum (1 Museum Court). The ceremony is free to attend and open to the public.
Girl Scout Cookie season kicks off just in time for holiday season with free cookie tasting event
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:05 pm
The early launch of the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program is making the winter season a little brighter - just in time for the holidays. Girl Scout Cookie lovers across Western New York will be able to purchase their favorite cookies online only through direct shipping throughout the sale Dec. 7 to March 29, and then purchase cookies directly at cookie booths March 1-29. To purchase cookies from a Girl Scout, the public can go to or call 1-888-837-6410.
Coffee with Chris' on Dec 14
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:05 pm
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio has scheduled his final "Coffee with Chris" event for the year. The event will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Knack's Parkview Café, 2110 Hyde Park Blvd.
Billy Talent release 'Forgiveness I + II'
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:05 pm
Iconic Canadian rock group Billy Talent has released a new song. The track, "Forgiveness I + II," was produced by Juno Award nominee (Producer of the Year) and Billy Talent guitarist Ian D'Sa in the group's Toronto studio.
Candlelight service in Sanborn
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:05 pm
St. Andrew Lutheran Church will hold its annual Christmas candlelight service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3229 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn. Refreshments will follow in the parish hall.
Kaleida Health Foundation partners with Buffalo Marathon to raise funds to fight heart disease
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Kaleida Health Foundation is partnering with the Buffalo Marathon for the second year to raise funds to fight heart disease in Western New York and benefit the cardiac programs at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI).
PHOTOS: 'Jingle Falls' begins with a bang
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 09:55 pm
"Jingle Falls USA" kicked off its three-week holiday celebration Saturday with a LiveNF makers market, a "Community Candlelight Stroll" from City Hall to Old Falls Street, and the lighting of a majestic Christmas tree in front of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Holiday Market returns with one-of-a-kind gifts, 'Golden Ticket' promotion
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
For the past two years, Jamie Symmonds' Holiday Market has been the place to go to find unique, handmade gifts while enjoying a holiday atmosphere - and probably a few other things - inside the majestic Brickyard Brewing Company.
Veterans BBQ fundraiser benefits two posts
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
Organizers of the recent veterans barbecue fundraiser gather at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. firehall. Shown, from left are: Cmdr. Rich Newman of O. Leo Curtiss Post 830, newly elected 1st District Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers, Molly Haigh, and Gary Zanardi of Youngstown Lake Ontario Post 313.
Youngstown Civic Guild opens 2019 Community Christmas Baskets Program
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
Giving and compassion for those in need around us is a year-round concern, but particularly so during the holiday season.
Polka fans to help St. Luke's Mission of Mercy
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
Polka music fans are asked to bring winter, holiday and personal items to benefit St. Luke's Mission of Mercy to the annual "Christmas Sing-Along," hosted by Buffalo's Special Delivery Band.
New York State Office for the Aging honors caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize and say "Thank you" to the millions of people in New York and across the country who provide care and support to their loved ones so they can live with dignity in their homes and communities. In New York, more than 4 million informal caregivers provide 2.6 billion hours of unpaid care each year at an economic value of $32 billon.
State encourages New Yorkers to shop locally on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 12:00 pm
Empire State Development and the New York State Departments of Labor, Taxation and Finance, and Agriculture and Markets today encouraged all New Yorkers to support their local small businesses on Small Business Saturday, which falls this year on Nov. 30. By choosing to shop locally Saturday, and every day, New Yorkers are investing in their neighborhoods, strengthening their communities, and keeping tax dollars within the Empire State.
Thanksgiving shooting
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 09:30 am
On Thursday around 2:43 a.m., Town of Niagara Police officer Dobmeier heard the sound of exchanging gun fire coming from the area of the Power City Lodge on Delaware Avenue where there was a large party going on. As Dobmeier was approaching the scene, he observed a Cadillac SUV leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.
'Shop Small' in Sanborn
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Sanborn's Business Association is hosting its fifth annual Shop Local / Shop Sanborn event for Small Business Saturday. For the first time, it has expanded into a full weekend of deals and holiday comforts for those who are in the know.
American Cancer Society announces new hotel partners providing complimentary rooms to cancer patients being treated away from home
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer patients needing to travel to Erie County now have one less worry: Where to stay during treatment.
NBC's 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' special returns Dec. 4 to celebrate & revel in festive holiday season
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
NBC celebrates the holiday season in style with its popular "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special on Wednesday, Dec. 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Local chapter of Compassionate Friends to hold candle-lighting ceremony
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
The Western New York chapter of The Compassionate Friends will host a candle-lighting service at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, to remember and celebrate the lives of children lost too soon. The ceremony will take place at The Meeting House, located at 5658 Main St., Williamsville.
Harmonia Chamber Singers to perform Christmas concerts in December
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Harmonia Chamber Singers will present "Christmas With Harmonia," a concert of traditional advent and Christmas music. Harmonia music director Robert Duerr will conduct.
Shop local to support our communities this holiday season
Thu, Nov 28th 2019 07:00 am
During the holiday season, Americans across the country have a unique opportunity to strengthen their local economies, support their communities, and get great services and products by "shopping small" - patronizing small businesses in their own communities. The holidays give us all the chance to reconnect with our neighbors and, whether you're grabbing a cup of coffee from the shop around the corner or shopping at a local bookstore, every purchase at a small business makes a difference to those who matter most: our neighbors.
Samana Salt Spa team speaks at conference
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:35 pm
Jim Fittante and Cheryl Krouse of Samana Salt Spa recently served as speakers for the Salt Therapy Association conference in Orlando. They were invited to participate based on their knowledge of salt spa benefits, and the success they've already had with their new Lewiston business.
Lewiston Town Board: Moratorium to halt new solar projects for six months; 2020 budget approved
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:20 pm
At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Lewiston Town Board approved a six-month moratorium on new proposals pertaining to utility-grade solar energy systems. The move comes after a pair of contentious public hearings where a vocal group of residents spoke out against a proposed facility at 4352 Williams Road, spearheaded by Borrego Solar.
Aquarium of Niagara to close for construction
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:20 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will be closed to the public for 10 days, Monday, Dec. 2, through Wednesday, Dec. 11, for construction on its upcoming $1.85 million exhibit, "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay."
Thanksgiving season kicks off at N-W School District
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together as a community and to celebrate good times by eating together and playing some games.
Volunteers are backbone at charitable works in North Tonawanda
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
The holiday season is here and many are taking the time to give back. However, it should be remembered that, for all the donations made during the holiday season, that generosity may end up just being something for the holidays.
Structural engineering company recognized by Tonawandas Chamber of Commerce
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
RAC Engineering, P.C. is a premier Structural Engineering firm founded in 2009 by Robert A. Curtis, PE. Curtis has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the construction and engineering industry. Unique to the industry, Curtis began his career in the field on construction sites experiencing the real time application of design initiatives.
N-W school board hears Unified Sport proposal
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
After coming out of executive session, Wednesday night's Niagara-Wheatfield Regular School Board Meeting began with two presentations.
NCCC receives $400,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for volleyball program
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
The NCCC Foundation is the recipient of a $400,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. This three-year grant supports a youth sport/leadership program between Niagara County Community College and the Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda School Districts.
'Dancing with the Stars - Live Tour 2020' announces celebrity guest appearances to join live tour
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:30 pm
America's favorite dance show is going back on tour this winter with "Dancing with the Stars - Live Tour 2020," featuring celebrity guests from the 2019 season of "Dancing with the Stars." The cast of celebrities includes newly crowned Mirrorball champion Hannah Brown from "The Bachelorette," pop star Ally Brooke, country artist Lauren Alaina, comedian and actor Kel Mitchell, "The Office" actress Kate Flannery, and model Sailor Brinkley-Cook.
Tree-lighting, fireworks & Santa to kickoff 15th annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:20 pm
This Friday, the switch will be flipped to illuminate more than 1 million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 15th season. This time-honored, Western New York holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Niagara University Student Government Association spreads holiday cheer in Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:20 pm
Last Saturday, 75 future leaders from Niagara University's Student Government Association were in the north and south ends of Niagara Falls to decorate for the holiday season.

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