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January rabies vaccination clinic coming to North Buffalo Community Center
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in conjunction with the SPCA Serving Erie County, the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, and the Veterinary Technology Program at Medaille College, has announced a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets to be held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the North Buffalo Community Center.
Dr. Matthew DiPaola to present program on shoulder arthritis
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 10:55 am
Although shoulders are less likely to be involved with arthritis than hips or knees, shoulder arthritis is quite common. But, its not always as straightforward as one might think.
Niagara County Genealogical Society event Jan. 21
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will hold a "Beginning Genealogy" workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the community room of the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave.
Cornell Cooperative Extension receives $69k through state 'Farm to School Grant'
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:50 pm
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has been awarded $69,000 in funding for the Niagara County Farm to School program, which aims to increase the use of healthy, locally grown foods on school menus.
Schwandt to resign from North Tonawanda post
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:40 pm
North Tonawanda Alderwoman-at-Large Catherine Schwandt announced she will be resigning from her elected position with the city to pursue a full-time opportunity with the New York Power Authority. Schwandt's resignation will be effective Feb. 1.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducting 'Taking Charge of Your Diabetes' class
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 02:25 pm
As part of its initiative to bring awareness to diabetes, Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes" class on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The daylong (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) class will be conducted by diabetes educator Megan Kosmoski, R.N.
NYS DEC, DOH, Erie County, City of Lackawanna announce analysis of samples collected after steel plant fire
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 08:25 pm
The New York State departments of Environmental Conservation and Health, the Erie County Health Department, and the City of Lackawanna on Monday announced a review of surface wipe samples taken after the Nov. 9 fire at the former Bethlehem Steel Plant returned results consistent with areas not impacted by the fire.
Mangat promoted to medical director of Memorial primary care, health home services
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D., has been promoted to medical director of primary care services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. In addition, she will serve as medical director for its health homes serving both adults and children.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres create women's hockey program
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced the creation of a 19U women's elite team that will begin play in the 2017-18 season. Scott Welch has been named head coach of the squad, which will play a split-season independent schedule that focuses heavily on college showcase tournaments against top teams across North America.
Aquarium of Niagara participating in 716-themed weekend
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Aquarium is celebrating Western New York by offering $7.16 admission from Jan. 14-16.
Physicians now have access to minor patient health data through clinical information exchange
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
As a result of a change in New York state policy, participating providers can now securely access data through Western New York's clinical information exchange for minor patients 10-17 years of age. Access to the data requires a parent or legal guardian signing an affirmative HEALTHeLINK consent form on behalf of the minor patient.
Buffalo Sabres, Tops announce Kids Day ticket offers
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tops Friendly Markets will sponsor four games for Tops Kids Day, offering families the chance to bring their children to afternoon games at discounted prices.
'National Geographic Live' returns to Kleinhans
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 04:50 pm
Explore a hidden universe through the eyes of the photographic team of David Doubilet and his underwater partner, Jennifer Hayes when they present "National Geographic Live's" "Coral, Fire and Ice: Exploring Secret Underwater Worlds."
Grand Island High School students support Christmas Eve Delivery Project
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Needy children woke up on Christmas morning with gifts on their stoop thanks to students at Grand Island High School.
Poloncarz to participate in new communitywide campaign to raise awareness about poverty
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:35 pm
As part of an effort by the Rural Outreach Center's attempt to raise awareness about the challenges people face living in poverty, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced he will participate in a new communitywide campaign next month called "ROC Resolutions Challenge."
Poloncarz, Hogues honor Louise Smith as December Senior of the Month
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues, members of the Erie County Senior Services department, and enthusiastic seniors at the Town of Aurora Senior Center to honor Louise Smith as Erie County's "Senior of the Month" for December.
Arts Services Initiative announces 2016 Give for Greatness grant awards
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 06:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2016 Give for Greatness grants.
Buffalo Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra performs two January concerts under baton of Dennis Kim
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:15 pm
Two Western New York communities will get the chance to hear the BPO in their own backyards this winter.
Stewards of Children training to be offered in Niagara County
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:10 am
The programs will be offered free charge by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, with the support of the Niagara Area Foundation.
Winning TAKE 5 tickets sold in Depew & Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 10:35 am
The New York Lottery on Monday announced two top prize-winning tickets were sold for the Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 TAKE 5 drawings.
Uber & home arenas of Bills, Sabres announce partnership - if Albany allows ridesharing upstate
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
Uber and the home arenas of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced that, if the State Legislature were to allow ridesharing to operate across New York state, the organizations would immediately begin negotiating a partnership that would encompass making rides to and from Buffalo sporting events (including the upcoming NCAA Tournament) and concerts even more efficient and seamless.
Home or away for holidays, pet parents are including whole family
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 07:00 am
With the holiday season in full swing, it's time to finish up shopping, planning, and get ready for all that much-needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course!
Niagara County adopts $339m spending plan
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $339 million budget plan on Tuesday night that reduces spending while providing a 1.6 percent tax rate cut to county property owners, bringing tax rates to their lowest level of the 21st century.
Interest building for Central Terminal site
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 10:55 pm
Organizers of AllAboardCT.com, together with the Central Terminal Restoration Corp., hosted a holiday gathering attended by hundreds Saturday evening at the shuttered former train station on Buffalo's east side.
State Parks: 2016-17 winter waterfowl drawing dates set
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the lottery drawing dates for the remaining waterfowl season. The season runs from Dec. 31 through Jan. 15, 2017 and includes duck and goose.
Niagara County offers free chronic disease self-management workshop series
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health, in collaboration with the Department for the Aging, is offering two free workshops for people with chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or anxiety).
NACS launches 'All Our Relations' project to improve Native American community relations, health in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
The Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties Inc. (NACS) has announces the launch of the "All Our Relations" project (AOR), funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Kenmore Mercy only NYS hospital to earn Leapfrog Group's top hospital award for 2016
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:20 pm
The Leapfrog Group announced Kenmore Mercy Hospital has become the only facility in New York to be named a top hospital. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Kenmore Mercy's commitment to patient safety and quality.
'Food 2 Families' to provide more than 1.1 million meals for Western New Yorkers in need
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:30 pm
The Food Bank of WNY will be able to provide more than 1.1 million meals to local families in need this holiday season and into the new year as a result of the 11th annual "Food 2 Families."
Erie County retains 'StormReady' designation from National Weather Service
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
Erie County has again been recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service as being "StormReady," confirming Erie continues to meet a stringent set of storm warning reception and information dissemination criteria, enabling prompt identification of potential weather hazards as well as speeding distribution of necessary warning information.
Oakwood Cemetery Wreaths Across America
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 04:05 pm
The Oakwood Cemetery Association announces its annual Wreaths Across America remembrance ceremony and wreath sale.
Niagara University to welcome Disney Institute back to Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 11:45 am
Niagara University will be hosting Disney Institute and bringing the professional development course, Disney's Approach to Quality Service, to Niagara Falls on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Buffalo Psychiatric Center sponsors holiday gift drive
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 06:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health's Buffalo Psychiatric Center is holding its annual holiday gift drive to benefit individuals receiving inpatient services at the facility - a tradition for over 35 years.
'Rock Out Hunger' collects record 4,350 turkeys in time for Thanksgiving
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:30 pm
Thousands of hungry local families received a turkey and all the trimmings for a Thanksgiving meal just in time for the holiday as a result of the 11th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Ortt bills signed into law
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:25 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced three bills he introduced earlier this year have been signed into law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the pieces of legislation late Monday night dealing with support of people with disabilities, easier access to mental health records and stricter sex offender laws.
DEC reminds hunters to follow safety rules this hunting season
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:10 pm
In the wake of a number of recent hunting-related shooting incidents, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding hunters to follow basic hunter safety rules when going afield this hunting season.
Marsha McWilson to perform at Niagara Catholic
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:20 am
Entertainer Marsha McWilson will stage a benefit concert for Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Greater Niagara Ballet Co. hosts 'Trivia Night'
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 am
Unlike other productions of "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s version provides local dancers an extraordinary opportunity to be featured in the lead dance roles.
Bishop Darius G. Pridgen, Colvin Cleaners desperately need coats, hats, gloves & scarves for 'Coats For Kids' distribution
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 07:00 am
Bishop Darius G. Pridgen of True Bethel Baptist Church and Paul A. Billoni, president of Colvin Cleaners Inc., have a wish for all Western New York families before they say grace on Thanksgiving Day.