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Cold weather ushers in M&T Bank's 'Gift of Warmth'
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:10 pm
M&T Bank recently announced the return of its "Gift of Warmth" campaign, the region's longest-running warm clothing collection program. At all of M&T's 65 local branches, Western New Yorkers can donate new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and coats now through Jan. 3. All donations are given to local families served by The Salvation Army of Buffalo.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens continues to gather support for a 40,000-square-foot expansion
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc. adopted a master plan for the future of the Botanical Gardens and has engaged the community to measure and gain support for the proposed 40,000-square-foot expansion. Informational meetings have been conducted with local community organizations, partners, government entities and community leaders to explain the expansion plan and secure input to ensure the plan addresses the needs of the community.
'Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories' album available, featuring Lee Greenwood, Kellie Pickler, Vanessa Williams, Jon Secada, Micky Dolenz, Jim Brickman, Rita Wilson, Tom Bergeron
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:00 pm
As a new generation is discovering Mister Rogers and his famed neighborhood, another generation of artists are celebrating his tremendous talent, career and humanity in a newly released album project: "Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories."
Mount St. Mary's receives top grade in hospital safety grade report
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 11:50 am
Mount St. Mary's was the only hospital in Niagara County to receive an "A" in The Leapfrog Group's fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade Report of more than 2,600 hospitals across the country.
Empire Super Sprints return to Ransomville in 2020
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 11:50 am
Ransomville Speedway will welcome back The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints for the first time in over 10 years when the winged sprint cars take to the "Big R" on Aug. 14, 2020, in a special doubleheader with the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds.
NYSEG and RG&E preparing for potential high winds
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 11:45 am
NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., are preparing for the potential of high winds and light snow impacting regions of their service areas Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning. The storm is expected to impact most of the NYSEG and RG&E footprint, which includes the Western New York, Rochester, Southern Tier, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Westchester regions. The Plattsburgh area is expected to be spared from high wind gusts, but may see 2-3 inches of snow.
Lew Custode contributing to Salvation Army red kettle collections
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame jazz trumpeter Lew Custode will once again donate his talents to help raise funds for this year's Salvation Army Christmas fund drive.
Gamers, rise up
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 10:15 pm
There's 30 seconds left on the clock. Everyone watching in the small crowd that has gathered is extremely tense. The two opponents - one a middle-aged plumber wearing a red cap and overalls, the other a tall knight equipped with a sword, a bow and other weapons - dance back and forth on the stage, trying to find an opening in their opponent's defenses. One strong hit from either combatant could end the match.
The place for Pokémon: Dave and Adam's Saturday tournaments offer fun, family & friends
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 09:45 pm
Buffalo's fan superstore does more than offer tailgating necessities and autographed memorabilia at competitive prices: Dave and Adam's facilitates free-to-play Saturday Pokémon tournaments that are open to all ages and all levels of knowledge.
The price of paradise: Why many Hawaii residents are forced to leave home
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 09:15 pm
Hawaii is often referred to as "Paradise on Earth." Located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,100 miles southwest of the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands have become a popular destination for tourism.
Winter is home to best holidays
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 08:40 pm
Though this is the coldest time of the year, winter brings friends and family together making this the best season out of all. From watching the snow fall from the warmth of your couch to drinking a cup of hot chocolate, winter is the escape everyone needs.
Being vegetarian in WNY - home of hot and spicy wings and things!
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 05:15 pm
How is it possible you ask? Can you enjoy a football game while being able to consume one of the most popular snacks in your surrounding area, and have it be meat-free?
Crashing and hacking and Disney+, 'Oh my!'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 04:30 pm
The long-awaited streaming service from the Walt Disney Company finally arrived on Nov. 12. Disney+ has come and people's lives seem to have been changed for the better. The app has anything and everything a Disney fanatic would want. There is everything from classic Disney animated films like "Alice in Wonderland" to series such as "Boy Meets World" to most things Marvel Cinematic Universe and "Star Wars."
First exchange students named winner of 'NGT'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 02:30 pm
The winner of the fall 2019 "Niagara's Got Talent" has been decided: K-pop Union.
Celine Dion returns to No. 1 spot
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 01:00 pm
Celine Dion returns to the top after 17 years, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Dion's anticipated album, "Courage" - her first English album in six years - is her fifth career No. 1 album (earning her a No. 1 album each decade for the past three decades). "Courage" has also landed in the top 10 in more than 10 countries - and counting. It was released through Sony Music Canada/Columbia Records (listen here).
Nashville Life Music releases Christmas single, 'Gloria'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
Integrity Music's Nashville Life Music will release a new Christmas song on Nov. 29: "Gloria."
'Sabres Skills Challenge' presented by New Era Cap set for Jan. 5
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for the second annual "Sabres Skills Challenge" presented by New Era Cap, on Sunday, Jan. 5, at KeyBank Center. Current Sabres players will be divided into two teams to compete against each other in an all-star-style event designed for fans of all ages. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Alton Brown joins Anne Burrell to mentor fresh crop of kitchen disasters in brand-new season of 'Worst Cooks in America'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
For the first time, Alton Brown is joining Anne Burrell to transform a roster of terrible cooks into culinary shape with challenges bigger and crazier than ever in a brand-new season of "Worst Cooks in America."
'Jingle Falls' begins
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
Jingle Falls USA will kick-off its three-week holiday celebration this Saturday, Nov. 30. The event will once again feature the Niagara Falls "Community Candlelight Stroll" from City Hall (795 Main St.) to Old Falls Street USA - where the Christmas tree will be lit. Participants are invited to gather in the City Hall parking lot beginning at 4:30 p.m. The stroll will start at City Hall to Old Falls Street at 5 p.m.
'Dancing with the Stars' awards Mirrorball Trophy
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
It all came down to this: Four celebrity and pro-dancer couples returned to the ballroom to compete for the last time for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy on the season finale of the 2019 season of "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday on ABC.
ABC picks up new seasons of hit 'Summer Fun & Games' shows 'The $100,000 Pyramid,' 'Card Sharks,' 'Celebrity Family Feud,' 'Match Game,' 'Press Your Luck' & 'To Tell the Truth'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:05 pm
Following a successful run last summer that propelled ABC to rank No. 1 across all key adult demos, the network announced the return of seven shows from its popular "Summer Fun & Games" lineup, including "The $100,000 Pyramid" (season five), "Card Sharks" (season two), "Celebrity Family Feud" (season six), "Match Game" (season five), "Press Your Luck" (season two), "To Tell the Truth" (season five), and, as previously announced, the second season of "Holey Moley."
Poloncarz, Jancewicz provide pre-Thanksgiving anti-DWI update
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz provided an update Tuesday on driving while intoxicated arrests in Erie County in 2019. He also encouraged safe driving around the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Higgins: $1 million-plus federal AmeriCorps grant for Mission:Ignite
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday announced Mission:Ignite was awarded a three-year $1,021,122 federal grant to oversee a program that engages AmeriCorps members in expanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills among area youth. Mission:Ignite will match the grant with $449,000, while an additional $472,000 in AmeriCorps education awards will be available to participating AmeriCorps members, bringing total investment in the program to $1.942 million.
REACH out to help community youth in need
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
The REACH (Restorative Environments Allowing Children Hope) Division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth, ages 7-17. We are challenged with providing services to the needy, troubled and emotionally disturbed population in Niagara County and other neighboring counties as needed.
WNY turning green for Junior Achievement Kids
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
Junior Achievement is currently celebrating its centennial. Strathmore Paper Founder Horace Moses, AT&T Chairman Theodore Vail and U.S. Sen. Murray Crane started JA in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts. JA's founding was in response to families moving from farms to the growing industrial cities. The goal was to provide young people with the skills they would need to be successful adults in their new communities.
Michelle Glynn: What's old is new again
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
It takes talent honed over a period of time to master the art of antiquing - skills that are cultivated by research, practice, patience and, ultimately, a trained eye.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights begins; region's largest holiday festival
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 29, 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.
The Rockettes are back for Christmas!
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 05:10 pm
New York City. A beautiful place for the holidays. A massive Christmas tree located in Rockefeller Center, Christmas shops with lights, and music on every corner. One place, in particular, stands out in the city during the festive season - it's known as Radio City Music Hall.
6 movies to make your Christmas
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:50 pm
Christmas is coming soon, and most people enjoy a Christmas party with friends or spending time with family. Also, there are many films that come to mind every Christmas holiday.
Pegula Sports & Entertainment names Seneca Resorts & Casinos exclusive sportsbook partner of Buffalo Sabres
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:15 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment and Seneca Resorts & Casinos have announced an additional partnership this time involving the Buffalo Sabres franchise. Seneca Resorts & Casinos is now the exclusive sportsbook partner of the Buffalo Sabres.
Diving into the minds of college freshmen
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:00 pm
College is an interesting way of life. It's new, exciting, freeing, scary, messy and everything in between.
Dr. Sharon Watkinson: The passion behind Niagara University Theatre
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 03:45 pm
August 1962 marked the start of a journey Dr. Sharon Watkinson would never forget. She took her first step onto the Niagara University campus, with a love of English and a passion for theater. Her education would be the start of many students' collegiate careers.
How to be a successful student-athlete
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 03:15 pm
Student-athletes are among the most hard-working students on any campus in the country. They work with hectic schedules throughout the academic year, from keeping up with their work in the classroom to attending practices and competitions. Athletes are left with very little time for other hobbies or an active social life.
Student seeks to form The Be Kind Service Club
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 02:50 pm
Poverty has now taken over this once-beautiful city and now the question is what can we change in the community?
Biggest names in music deliver show-stopping performances at American Music Awards
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:40 am
Last night, the world's biggest artists and pop-culture icons came together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers at the 2019 American Music Awards. Multi-Platinum-selling artist Ciara hosted the show and kicked the night off with a performance of her new single, "Melanin." The show aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Cuomo signs statewide multiuse trails plan bill
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:40 am
Parks & Trails New York joined Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy to thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation (S.4416B/A.5035B) directing the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to develop a coordinated plan for linking existing trails with potential trail corridors.
Gas prices steady as Thanksgiving approaches
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:40 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.59, down 1 cent since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.56. The New York average is $2.68, down 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.83.
Fireproof your holiday feasts: AAA offers tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:35 am
Food is a big part of holiday fun, but festivities can take your attention away from cooking and lead to fires. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, "from 2014 to 2016, an estimated 2,400 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day and caused an estimated 5 deaths, 25 injuries and $19 million in property loss."
Aquarium of Niagara celebrates return of beloved sea lion
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara announced the return of Arie, an 11-year-old California sea lion, after a successful, four-year-long breading loan.
Conversation on compassionate public policy set for Dec. 10
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 10, the idea of compassionate public policy will be explored at a mini-conference at Niagara Falls' City Council Chambers, 745 Main St. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments and will be held from 6-8 p.m.

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