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Experience Holiday Magic at the Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees presents a magical wonderland for all of Western New York to enjoy with decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202 from November 19- December 3. 

Sponsored by CGF Anesthesiology, Mark IV Industries Foundation and TOPS Friendly Markets, the Festival of Trees is Western New York’s premier holiday event, featuring decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts.

Church Renovation Continues, as Steeples are Repaired

SOMERSET, NY – The steeple roofs of the Somerset Union Methodist Episcopal Church have just completed renovation. 

The old roof was made up of two layers of roof coverings: asphalt roof shingles over old cedar shake shingles. The old roof layers were removed to reveal a plywood deck. Then new red laminated shingles cut to simulate the dimensional look of wood shakes were installed. The two church steeples are the areas where the most interior water damage has occurred.  Water leaked down the steeples and rotted the first floor entrance halls. The floor in these areas is completely rotted and will need to be replaced.

Breast Cancer Fight to Rock Niagara Falls

Free Five For Fighting Concert, Living Pink Ribbon Rally on Rainbow Bridge highlight Hard Rock Cafe Pinktober

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - A big, first of its kind, breast cancer awareness event is coming to Niagara Falls this month to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society.

'Songs I Wish I Were Cast To Sing' Features NU Theatre Department Alumni

NIAGARA FALLS N.Y. -- Niagara University Theatre’s 2010 – 2011 season offers an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes. For those who enjoy Broadway show tunes, a special limited engagement cabaret is being featured this fall.

To benefit the theater program, on Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will present a benefit cabaret production, “Songs I Wish I Were Cast To Sing,” with Broadway veteran Michele Ragusa, ’87 (“Young Frankenstein,” “Titanic,” “Adrift in Macao”), and  eight other multi-talented Niagara University theater studies alumni: David Autovino, ’03, Peter Bennett, ’03, Nicholas Cocchetto, ’09, Paschal Frisina III, ’00, Adriano Gatto, ’06, Kristin Nixon Frisina, ‘02, Carol Flanagan Propp, ’87, and Paul Todaro, ’87. Like Ms. Ragusa, many of these alumni have appeared in musicals, dramas and comedies in Western New York theaters and across the country.

Disco Duck to play Niagara U's Live Music Series

 Oct 15, 2010 - 8:00pm — 11:00pm 

Location:  Niagara Un

Renovation on the Somerset Church Continues with a New Roof

SOMERSET NY – The Somerset Union Methodist Episcopal Church has a brand new red roof.  The old roof was made up of two layers of roof coverings: asphalt roof shingles over old cedar shake shingles.  The old roof layers were removed to reveal the spaced sheathing used for the original cedar shingles.  A plywood deck was installed followed by new red laminated shingles cut to simulate the dimensional look of wood shakes.  We think the asphalt shingles were installed in the 1950’s when the third expansion was made to the church. 

Gavin Castleton, Happy Body Slow Brain at Niagara University

Niagara University Live Music Series gets underway tonight with

Gavin Castleton, Happy Body Slow Brain and Special Guest, Zak Ward

Date:  Oct 01, 2010  - 8:00pm — 11:00pm
Location:  Niagara University's Gallagher Center