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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.
'Deposits for Food' spreads holiday cheer to area food pantries
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:25 am
Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston has begun his fourth year of "Deposits for Food" (D4F), a collection of returnable container and scrap metal to benefit three Niagara County food pantries: Community Missions, Heart, Love and Soul, and Care and Share of Ransomville.
PSE to host One Buffalo community blood drive for Unyts Nov. 29
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Pegula Sports and Entertainment will join Unyts to host the One Buffalo community blood drive in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center.
AAA: Gas prices drop leaves motorists feeling thankful
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:15 pm
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.14 per gallon, down 3 cents from last week. The New York State average is $2.37 per gallon, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.33.
Pillows for Their Head drive underway
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
After several successful charity drives for the Response to Love Center at St. Adalbert's on Buffalo's East Side, an Island couple is organizing one more: a pillow drive for the poor.
Downtown Julie Brown, Tiffany join Seneca Gaming Corp. officials to open Pulse Arena
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 10:40 am
The ribbon was cut Thursday at the new Pulse Arena, located on the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino gaming floor. Special guests joined celebrity guests Downtown Julie Brown, Tiffany and members of the Buffalo Bills alumni at a kickoff party filled with appetizers, prizes and dancers.
Solving how harmless bacteria become an unwelcome guest
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:30 pm
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $239,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study what happens when seemingly harmless bacteria overstay their welcome.
Shoppe on Main for the holidays
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
Shoppe On Main, 2714 Main Street Newfane, will host its holiday shopping weekend Nov. 18-20. Extended hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. Customers can enjoy cookies and tea and, by shopping in store, help to support more than 50 local artists.
Kenan Center launches musical performances at Taylor Theater
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
Traditional holiday music re-imagined by jazz quintet What Would Mingus Do? will be the first in a series of performances in the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater in Lockport. The concerts will feature two 45-minute sets and take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3.
Care-n-Share looks to make holidays better for families in need
Sat, Nov 12th 2016 07:00 am
Care-n-Share food pantry is working to make Thanksgiving and Christmas a little nicer for families in need.
Statement from DEC & DOH on air quality monitoring of Bethlehem Steel fire in Lackawanna
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 09:50 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health emergency response personnel, New York State Office of Emergency Management and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control worked along with local fire department and emergency responders to advise on round-the-clock air quality data for any public health impacts to public and the environment.
Amherst Skating Club hosts annual figure skating competition
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 01:50 pm
The 29th annual Amherst Invitational will take place this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, at the Northtown Center. The event is free for the public to attend. It runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; while Sunday's events will begin at 9 a.m. and are scheduled to conclude around 1 p.m.
Niagara County Community College to hold Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 10:25 am
Niagara County Community College will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at NCCC's Veterans Memorial Park, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Niagara County Department of Health offering free diabetes programs
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 10:25 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County.
Ransomville Speedway - a look back at 2016
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:45 am
The biggest news of the 2016 season at Ransomville Speedway was the purchase of the racing facility made by the Atwal family, who became the third owner in the history of the speedway.
National Hospice & Palliative Care Month celebrated throughout November
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:10 pm
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness.
Niagara University athletics partners with Community Missions for food & toiletry drives
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara University Department of Athletics and Community Missions have partnered to hold food and clothing drives during upcoming Niagara University athletics contests.
'Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience' & ticket auction programs return for 2016-17 season
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will once again offer the "Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience" and ticket auction programs for the 2016-17 season, with proceeds benefiting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
U.S. and Canada to play outdoors at 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 05:50 pm
The U.S. and Canada will make history when the two rivals battle outdoors at New Era Field in Orchard Park on Dec. 29, 2017, in a preliminary round game of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
Niagara Falls: It's your action plan
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 02:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department (CD) is excited to start gathering public comments for our 2017 action plan. Through participatory budgeting, we will decide how to best use United States Department of Housing and Urban Development funds, together.
Niagara University ROTC program places in top 10% on Outcome Metrics List
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:50 pm
Niagara University's Army ROTC program placed in the top 10 percent on the National Accessions Outcome Metrics List, based on results released Oct. 20 by the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
Smartphone survey to track flu in Western New York
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 07:00 am
When a flu epidemic hits a metropolitan area, it's helpful for public health officials to know how quickly the disease could spread and which residents may be most vulnerable to infection.
Quadriplegic gives inspiring lecture to UBMD physicians, staff
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 05:55 pm
Twenty-one years ago to the day, Maine-born Travis Roy took his first steps onto the ice as a D-1 Boston University hockey freshman. He never could've anticipated that, just 11 seconds later, his life would be forever changed.
OUN: Gift wrap volunteers needed
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:20 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at its giftwrap booth this holiday season. The booth is located inside the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls and is open during all mall hours, including holiday hours.
AAA hosting job fair in Buffalo
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York is hosting a job fair this week for candidates interested in roadside assistance and truck driver positions, as well as customer service representative positions.
'Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art' art exhibit at Castellani Art Museum
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
Artwork created by survivors of domestic violence will serve as the centerpiece of an Oct. 27 event at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum called "Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art." A welcome reception will be held at 5 p.m. and the exhibit will continue through 9 p.m.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts 'Taking Charge of Your Diabetes' class
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:35 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 from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25-27. Diabetes educator Megan Kosmoski, R.N, will conduct the three-day course.
'Sister We Win' gala to support breast cancer patients
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:00 pm
Out-of-pocket expenses can pile up quickly for patients dealing with breast cancer. While insurance can help, there are still lengthy co-pays to cover, over-the-counter medications to purchase, and other costs that aren't covered by insurance plans.
Family-owned farm provides local autumn attraction
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 06:05 pm
Families from all over Western New York are coming together to celebrate autumn at the Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm at 6920 Nash Road.
Symposium seeks to build community networks to address violence against women
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The University at Buffalo's Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, in conjunction with the Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, and other Western New York organizations, will present a symposium to address issues, responses and solutions to violence against women from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in 120 Clemens Hall on the university's north campus.
Niagara Falls Community Development Department announces 2017 action plan schedule
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is announcing the 2017 action plan schedule, including an expanded public participation process for local residents.
Local foundation protects 3,500 WNY homes from carbon monoxide
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The first few weeks of autumn often bring to mind scarves, warm cider, colorful leaves and hearty soups. But they also mean something else. When the chill returns to the air, people turn on their furnaces for the first time, and with that comes an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Grant from First Niagara Bank to allow special program to continue at D'Youville
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:45 am
D'Youville College has received a $10,500 grant from the First Niagara Bank Foundation in support of a federal student aid completion project that assists city high school students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Annual free genealogy seminar for beginners and experienced researchers
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:45 am
The 16th annual Buffalo Family History Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1424 Maple Road, Williamsville.