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Experience Fall Foliage by Train

Experience Fall Foliage by Train

A Statement Released by the Medina RR Museum

Fall foliage train rides are now underway and will be available on the following October dates: 13th, 14th, 17th, 20th, and 24th.

Trains depart the Medina museum at 11am and again at 2pm on each of those dates, and the experience includes a tour of the largest railroad and toy museum in New York State.

Passengers will enjoy the comfort of the museum’s 1947 Budd passenger coaches, equipped with restrooms, snacks and entertainment.

Located inside a historic 1905 freight depot, the Medina Railroad Museum is longer than a football field, containing more than 7000 artifacts, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Fall foliage excursion train tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for those 13 to 18, $13 for ages 2 through 12, and FREE for children under 2.

Annual Sugarplum Fairy Breakfast Set for November 10

Annual Sugarplum Fairy Breakfast Set for November 10

Tickets available by pre-sale only; Go on sale October 15

A popular family event is set to make its return to Niagara Falls.

Officials from United Way of Greater Niagara and the Greater Niagara Ballet Company announced that the Sugarplum Fairy Breakfast, an event that has been on many local families’ “must attend” list for several years, will be held on Saturday, November 10 in the new Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls. The event starts at 10:00 a.m.

All children in attendance will receive a Barbie doll, breakfast, an opportunity to dance with members of the Greater Niagara Ballet Company and a chance to win a special Holiday Barbie doll.

American Bus Association Names ‘War of 1812 Encampment’ a Top 100 Event for 2013

American Bus Association Names ‘War of 1812 Encampment’ a Top 100 Event for 2013

The American Bus Association (ABA) announced recently that the War of 1812 Encampment – the Capture of Ft. Niagara, held this year on September 1 – 2, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2013 by an experienced tourism industry selection committee. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that the War of 1812 Encampment offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world, according to ABA. The event was submitted in the Spring of 2012 by Deborah Duerr, Director of Tourism Sales, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation.

Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the country and several law enforcement agencies in Western New York will be providing drop-off points for the public.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all locations.

This is a great opportunity to drop-off any unwanted and unused prescription drugs in a safe way. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, people across the U.S. have turned in more than 774 tons of medication over the past four years.

The drugs that are collected will be properly destroyed.

Click here for a list of drop-off location points in your area.

United Way of Greater Niagara Sets 2012 Campaign Goal, Awards Funds to Local Service Organizations

United Way of Greater Niagara Sets 2012 Campaign Goal, Awards Funds to Local Service Organizations

Community Care Campaign seeks to raise $1,310,000

United Way of Greater Niagara celebrated its recent past this afternoon while setting an important target for its immediate future.

Representatives from United Way were joined by Dr. James Klyczek, president of Niagara County Community College and chairman of the 2012 United Way Community Care Campaign, in announcing the goal of raising $1,310,000 over the course of this year’s campaign. The campaign has raised more than $1.4 million each of the past two years, surpassing its fundraising goal both years.

“When the people of Niagara County need support and a helping hand, undoubtedly they benefit from a program, service or agency that is supported by United Way of Greater Niagara,” Klyczek said in making the goal announcement at the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club.

Autumn Event Combining Cultures in Niagara Co.

Becker Farms has had Pumpkin Fiesta events for many years. Owner Oscar Vizcarra is Peruvian, and brought a hint of his homeland to the family attraction. This weekend, co-owner Mindy Vizcarra pays homage to the season and her heritage with Oktoberfest sights, sounds and tastes.

Kevin O'Neill went live from Niagara County. Click on the video to see his report, or check out their website.

Woman Arrested in Albion Under Leandra's Law

ALBION, N.Y. - A Rochester woman was arrested for DWI under Leandra's Law after she was stopped for nearly striking a marked patrol car Thursday evening, according to authorities.

Kizzie Ford, 29, also had her two four-year-old children in the backseat without proper restraints, according to police.

Ford was arrested and is being charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated DWI (Leandra's Law), endangering the welfare of a child and having improper child restraints.

Authorities say Ford refused a BAC chemical test and was taken to the Orleans County Jail. Her children were turned over to a family member. Child Protective Services has now started its own investigation, according to authorities.

Ford will appear in Town of Albion Court on September 25th, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.