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Young readers unite at WNY Children's Book Expo
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:00 pm
It's an exciting time when someone first starts to read. There are so many choices: "Nancy Drew," "Goosebumps," and "Charlotte's Web." It's like a lightbulb goes on, and stays on throughout their lives. All through reading.
'Service cloth' to be preserved
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:00 pm
In war, many will leave the places they lived in and fight in lands far off. That was the destiny of 152 men and women who left Belden Center to serve in World War II, 13 of whom never returned to their loved ones at home.
Paul Swisher returns to NT with book to help others in field
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:55 pm
Paul Swisher is many things. Husband, writer, musician, KanJam co-creator. But the biggest part of his life was originally almost just a temporary thing. In his book, "Let 'Em Go Pee," he talks about his 32 years in the teaching profession and the lessons he's learned.
Wheatfield's Purple Heart County sign first to go up
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:50 pm
On Feb. 19, the Niagara County Legislature officially recognized Niagara County as a Purple Heart County and joined municipalities across the country, including El Dorado County of California, Erie County of New York and Jackson County of Missouri, in honoring its Purple Heart constituents.
Culinary arts students at Niagara Hospice's 'Day of Remembrance'
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:50 pm
Culinary arts students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently lent a helping hand to Niagara Hospice. Teacher Bob Ihle and his students made and donated cookies to the Hospice House in Lockport for its "Day of Remembrance Celebration."
Antiques & décor selling at two locations on Robinson Street
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:45 pm
The Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market and the Old Greenhouse Antique & Décor are both large, yet charming buildings on Robinson Street in North Tonawanda. The owners of these co-op business models started out small with buying and selling old - yet valuable - items on and offline.
ACT: Serving those who fall through the cracks
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:40 pm
There are many kinds of people in Niagara County, but not all of them have it as easy as others. For some, even every day tasks are a difficulty.
Town of Niagara Board wrestles with budget
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:40 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board convened at Town Hall to meet with justices Anthony Restaino and James Faso, as well as Highway Superintendent Bob Herman and Police Chief James Suitor in order to gain insight on the three department's budget needs as the deadline to change or approve Supervisor Lee Wallace's preliminary budget looms ever closer.
'Just Men' retreat weekend at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 07:00 am
If you are seeking a retreat for male adults only, reflecting on what it means to be a just man, and knowing fully well that we are only (just) huMAN, Stella Niagara has just the perfect weekend retreat for you this November.
New lifesaving law requires rear-facing child seats in New York
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 07:00 am
A new law goes into effect in New York on Nov. 1 that requires parents to keep infants and young toddlers in rear-facing child safety seats until they are at least 2 years old, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for the seat being used. The new law falls in line with updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
AAA advises drivers and pedestrians on safety as clocks turn back
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 07:00 am
Are you struggling with dark mornings on your way to work and as the kids head out to school? It's about to change.
'Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special' to air Dec. 3 on ABC
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 03:40 pm
"Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special" is set to air Tuesday, Dec. 3 (8 p.m. EST), on ABC. The variety special, hosted and executive produced by Sony country music superstar Brad Paisley, will showcase the energy of Music City from Nashville's iconic War Memorial Auditorium through a combination of Paisley's signature humor, unexpected surprises, heartfelt field pieces and rousing musical performances.
Journey sets extensive 2020 North American tour with The Pretenders
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 03:20 pm
Journey - Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Steve Smith (drummer), and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) - have set an extensive North American tour in 2020 with The Pretenders that will feature all-new production and hits from start to finish.
Buffalo Bills partner with Skyworks
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 03:20 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment welcomes Skyworks as the Official Construction Equipment Rental Company of the Buffalo Bills.
With artificial intelligence, UB researchers aim to improve diabetes care
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 03:15 pm
The affect that food has on blood glucose levels in people with Type 1 diabetes is well established. Less clear, however, is the role that stress, time of day, activity levels and other factors play in regulating blood glucose.
Niagara University initiative honored at Niagara Beautification Commission Award Luncheon
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 03:15 pm
A collaborative effort spearheaded by Niagara University to revitalize the south end of Niagara Falls and reinvigorate Niagara Falls' main economic corridor was honored during the Niagara Beautification Commission's Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Train Station. The awards recognize and honor the volunteer efforts that help to make and keep the Niagara Falls community beautiful.
Empire State Development: More than $1 million in federal & state funding to expand exporting opportunities for New York businesses
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 03:15 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced more than $1 million in federal and state funding to help connect New York businesses to exporting opportunities abroad. The federal funding, which is provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration, is used for the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), which offers grants to qualifying small and medium-sized businesses to increase the number of businesses entering the export market, and to increase the number of small businesses exploring new trade opportunities.
Do opioid intervention courts work? UB study will provide the answer
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 03:15 pm
The nation's first opioid intervention court (OIC) was established in Buffalo in 2017 after - in a single week - three traditional drug-treatment court defendants fatally overdosed on opioids before their second court appearance.
Will Arnett to host new unscripted competition series 'LEGO Masters' on FOX
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 07:00 am
Actor and producer Will Arnett will host new unscripted competition series "LEGO Masters," premiering Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX. The series will feature pairs of LEGO enthusiasts facing off in unbelievable brick-building challenges.
NBC to broadcast 18th annual 'National Dog Show Presented by Purina' on Thanksgiving
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 07:00 am
NBC will celebrate man's best friend in the 18th anniversary edition of the family-favorite holiday special "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina," airing Thanksgiving Day (noon-2 p.m. in all time zones), Nov. 28, following the telecast of NBC's "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade."
Tom Brady & undefeated Patriots visit Lamar Jackson & first-place Ravens this week on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 07:00 am
Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots (8-0) visit the first-place Baltimore Ravens (5-2) on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this week in the first-ever meeting between Brady and Ravens QB Lamar Jackson. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Community leaders join movement to fight hunger in North Tonawanda
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 07:00 am
The Little Free Pantry is a nationwide movement that addresses immediate and local hunger issues, an epidemic prevalent in the City of North Tonawanda. The concept entails small, independent, handmade food pantries placed in popular areas where people can take what they need and give what they can.
Carrie Underwood takes seat next to Ryan Seacrest as guest co-host on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' Nov. 8
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 07:00 am
Superstar Carrie Underwood will join Ryan Seacrest as guest co-host for the first time on the nationally syndicated morning talk show "Live with Kelly and Ryan" on Friday, Nov. 8. Underwood and Seacrest are longtime friends, having met on "American Idol" in 2005 when Underwood won season four of the hit series.
HBO Max shores up content, announces 'GoT' prequel, more DC entries for Berlanti-verse
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 04:20 pm
WarnerMedia on Tuesday unveiled significant new details about its HBO Max direct-to-consumer strategy on the company's iconic Warner Bros. lot, revealing a comprehensive offering of programming options for every audience, product features and functionality, and its go-to-market plans.
American Music Awards: Taylor Swift to be honored as Artist of the Decade
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 04:15 pm
dick clark productions and ABC announced global superstar Taylor Swift will be honored with the coveted Artist of the Decade award at the 2019 American Music Awards. She will deliver what they're calling "an unprecedented performance," celebrating the biggest hits of her career.
CMA Awards boasts performances & collaborations by Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Old Dominion, Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Dol
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 04:15 pm
The 53rd Annual CMA Awards has announced a series of performances and collaborations for the show, which airs live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 13 (8 p.m. EST), on ABC. Carrie Underwood will host "Country Music's Biggest Night" with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton,
ABC announces full-season orders for new fall series 'mixed-ish' & 'Stumptown,' spring season pickup for sophomore drama 'The Rookie'
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:40 pm
ABC's hit fall series "mixed-ish" and "Stumptown" have been given full-season orders, while "The Rookie" received a spring season pickup, Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, announced earlier this week.
UB: Teens who have a loving relationship with their mother less likely to enter abusive relationships
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:00 pm
A mother's warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life, even if her own marriage is contentious, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
Volunteers needed to wrap gifts, support people with disabilities
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for people to staff its gift-wrap booth located at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA mall. Volunteers are needed for various shifts during mall hours Saturday, Nov. 30, through Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Community event to Honor Niagara Falls business owners & local revitalization efforts
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:00 pm
The Pine Avenue Redevelopment Project, LiveNF and the Aquarium of Niagara are hosting an awards ceremony and "cash mob" to recognize the ongoing commitment of Niagara Falls business owners and community members to the continued revitalization of Niagara Falls.
Awesome Buffalo is funding benches, antennas, bags & scarves
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:00 pm
Awesome Buffalo isn't like most organizations that hand out money around the Queen City. The Buffalo chapter of the Awesome Foundation, launched in 2017, funds projects of any scope, so long as they're a good idea that make the Buffalo region better.
VIDEO: 'Best Friends' sit together in Seneca Park
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 09:10 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club and Village of Lewiston Beautification officially unveiled "Best Friends" at a ceremony Tuesday inside Seneca Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library.
LECOM to support expansion of physician training at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:20 pm
The nation's largest medical school announced Tuesday it is making a 10-year commitment to expand new physician education and training opportunities at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
'ZOMBIES Property Awareness Week' kicks off in Erie County
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:20 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns was joined by Erie County Legislator John Mills, New York State Assemblyman David DiPietro, Evans Town Supervisor Mary Hosler, and representatives from the Western New York Law Center to announce the start of "ZOMBIES Property Awareness Week" in Erie County during a press conference Monday morning at a vacant and abandoned property in the Town of Evans.
NYS OASAS announces name change from Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to Office of Addiction Services and Supports
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:20 pm
NYS OASAS today announced a name change from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), which, along with other notable changes, will address the replacement of stigmatizing language in the system of addiction care in New York. The name change is effective immediately.
Study: To encourage healthy eating, focus on mobile produce and farmers markets
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:20 pm
Smaller purveyors of produce such as mobile and farmers markets are the cream of the crop when it comes to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in low-income communities. Opening new supermarkets, however, has not been shown to have much of an impact in that regard, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.
Niagara University highlights yearlong disability awareness work
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:00 pm
October is widely recognized as "Disability Awareness Month," but at Niagara University, the work in this field continues all year long.
New clinic will harness NIH-funded addictions research expertise of UB Social Work scientists
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:00 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Social Work is embarking on a new strategic focus on translational research with the creation of a behavioral health clinic to be run by two internationally recognized researchers on addictions.
Election Day bake sales will benefit Boy Scout Troop 829
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 829 welcomes voters and passersby to its baked good sales from 5 to 9 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, happening in two locations close to the polls: in Lewiston by the entrance to St. Peter R.C. school, and in Youngstown at the firehall.
Historic Palace Theatre hosts 'Palace Cash Raffle'
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:00 pm
The Historic Palace Theatre will host its "Palace Cash Raffle" as a grand reopening event after being closed for renovation the past three months. The evening will feature behind-the-scenes tours of the new renovations, cuisine from 80 Main, a basket raffle, a Mills Jewelers diamond raffle, and the chance to win $2,500, $1,000 or $500.

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