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Erie County, partners receive $300,000 grant to aid in opioid misuse prevention in women of childbearing age
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 04:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in partnership with Neighborhood Health Centers and the Seneca Nation Health System, has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health to address the prevention of prescription and non-prescription opioid misuse by women.
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York announces funding for breast cancer, breast health programs
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:55 pm
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has announced the availability of grant funds for 2018. Applications for breast cancer and breast health programs from nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions that provide services to residents of one or more of the following locations are eligible for funding:
DiNapoli: Read fine print on gift cards this holiday season
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:55 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to read the fine print on gift cards this holiday season for details about fees and expiration dates.
Colvin Cleaners 'Coats 4 Kids' distributes record number of coats
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:55 pm
The Colvin Cleaners 22nd annual "Coats 4 Kids" program, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and Fidelis Care, distributed a record 2,600 coats and several thousand pairs of gloves, hats and scarves on Saturday at its warehouse. That brings this year's distribution total to 4,100 coats for children and families in need with one distribution remaining: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 36 Pierce Ave., Hamburg.
Tips for safe preparation of Thanksgiving meal
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is providing tips and resources to make this Thanksgiving safe and bacteria-free.
FASNY offers tips for a happy, safe Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:30 pm
Thanksgiving is one of the most joyous times of the year - a time when friends and family gather together in celebration. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) offers some simple advice and tips to help New Yorkers stay safe during the holiday.
Buffalo: Tickets for commissioning ceremony on Dec. 16 'sold out'
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:20 pm
Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to the Dec. 16 commissioning ceremony of the USS Little Rock LCS 9 at Canalside, the commissioning committee has been forced to end ticket registration.
Lewiston-Porter inducts 2 into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:20 pm
Col. Jeremy Robert Johnson and Village of Lewiston Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland were the most recent inductees into the Lewiston-Porter Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
AAA: Nearly 51 million Americans to travel this Thanksgiving - highest volume in a dozen years
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:15 pm
AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation's roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.
Niagara University junior Britini D'Angelo earns PRSA scholarship
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:45 pm
Britini D'Angelo, a Niagara University junior majoring in communication studies and theater, received the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship from the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Food Network to go live with multiplatform 'Cookie Party'
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:40 pm
Food Network will go live Friday, Dec. 8, with a multiplatform holiday "Cookie Party," offering themed content across Facebook Live, Food Network Kitchen, new franchise Food Network Finds, as well as Food Network's Snapchat Discover channel and leading into Saturday's holiday-themed episode of the Emmy-nominated series "The Kitchen."
Celebrate holidays Buffalo style: New 'You Gotta Know Buffalo' trivia game now available for holiday shopping
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:40 pm
"You Gotta Know Buffalo - My Hometown Edition," a trivia game that celebrates the people, places and events that make up the rich history of the Queen City, was launched today by Store (716), a local company that designs Buffalo-themed apparel and gifts.
Food donations from St. Peter R.C. School flow to needy families in community
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:35 pm
During the month of November, St. Peter R.C. School students and families were busy participating in the school's annual food drive. Families were asked to give items such as cereal, pasta, peanut butter, canned goods and paper products, among other things. Donations were then given to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for distribution to local needy families during the Thanksgiving season.
Photos: Holiday trimming in Lewiston
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:35 pm
Members of the Lewiston Garden Club hung the garland along Center Street on Saturday morning. They pitch in with festive d├ęcor and routine maintenance throughout the year.
Children help those in need
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:35 pm
Several children from Lutheran Church of the Messiah Sunday school in Lewiston delivered toiletry kits to the Heart, Love & Soul food pantry in Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Town Board opts for 'no action taken'
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Moving beyond its approval of the Rubino brothers' amended concept PUD (see related story), Lewiston Town Board actions were rather limited Monday, especially considering a meeting that stretched to nearly 2-1/2 hours.
Porter releases 2018 budget numbers
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Following weeks of number-crunching, the Town of Porter has released a preliminary plan for its 2018 budget.
Ransomville Festival of Wreaths: Annual holiday happening includes many activities
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Get ready to kick off your holiday season in the hamlet of Ransomville.
Grand Island Historical Society: River Lea historic farmhouse to host holiday events
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
"The Golden Era" is the Grand Island Historical Society's theme for the 2017 holiday season.
Grand Island Town Board: McMurray puts brakes on truck stop
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said on social media this week that a national corporation is eyeballing Grand Island for a truck stop.
Who won 'Jeopardy' Tournament of Champions?
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 08:05 pm
Buzzy Cohen came from behind to win the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions presented by Consumer Cellular on Friday, besting Alan Lin and Austin Rogers in the second game of the two-day final match. Cohen, a 32-year-old music executive from Los Angeles, claimed the $250,000 grand prize; Alan Lin, a 26-year-old software engineer from Riverside, California, earned $100,000 for his second-place finish, while Austin Rogers, a 38-year-old bartender from New York City placed third and took home $50,000.
4 couples remain, but only one can take home coveted Mirrorball Trophy on two-part season finale of 'Dancing with the Stars'
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:50 pm
After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the finals of "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Nov. 20 (8-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. It's been a very close race this season, with some of the most skilled and artful dancing celebrity contestants have ever pulled off. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated.
Obituary: Kazimierz 'Kasey' Sadowski
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:30 pm
Kazimierz "Kasey" Sadowski, 89, beloved husband and father, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Youngstown.
Greater Niagara Ballet Co. hosts two 'Nutcracker' fundraisers
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:30 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will host two fundraisers to help offset the cost of the upcoming family production "The Nutcracker."
Niagara Falls students paint crosswalks for safety
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:25 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant (CHSC), in partnership with GoBike Buffalo, the City of Niagara Falls Department of Community Development, and the Niagara Falls City School District, is working to create safer crosswalks around schools in Niagara Falls.
Cardiac cath lab team performs 400 procedures, saves 29 lives in first six months of operation
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:20 pm
The clinical team at the new cardiac catheterization laboratory at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center performed 400 procedures - including emergent procedures that saved 29 patients' lives - during its first six months of operation.
$4.5 million bequest gift from faculty member to benefit Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:20 pm
The late Peter Ayers Nickerson, Ph.D., a beloved University at Buffalo faculty member who spent nearly 50 years teaching in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has given $4.5 million to the school.
Mark Hall of Casting Crowns added as keynote speaker to inaugural Awaken conference in Buffalo
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:20 pm
Kingdom Bound Ministries presents Awaken 2018, an all-new conference for high school teens and their leaders set to take place in Buffalo in February. The conference will feature Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall as a keynote speaker along with popular regional voices Wes Aarum, Preston Centuolo, and worship leaders Christopher and Jennifer Hopper.
Sara Groves drops critically lauded 'Abide With Me'
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:15 pm
Singer/songwriter Sara Groves released her 13th studio album, "Abide With Me," to critical acclaim today. The widely praised release comes on the heels of Grove's recent performance at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., where she was the featured musical guest for Christian Music Broadcasters' gala dinner, performing three songs off her new record.
Steven Curtis Chapman releases 25th anniversary edition of 'The Great Adventure'
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:15 pm
It was 25 years ago (Nov. 18, 1992) that Steven Curtis Chapman released "The Great Adventure," what would become an award-winning album - and single - that would be a turning point in his career.
Matt Hammitt's first solo album with FCM Records drops
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:15 pm
Grammy Award nominee Matt Hammitt's awaited, self-titled solo project is available today, marking the first album release for the new FCM Records label under Full Circle Music (helmed by Grammy winner Seth Mosley). The 10-track record tackles blind trust, faith and the difficulties of stepping out of a familiar and comfortable place to follow Jesus, "who often calls one to do difficult things for one's ultimate good."
Erie County DPW, Emergency Services emphasize winter preparation
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Public Works William Geary and Emergency Services Commissioner Daniel Neaverth Jr. to emphasize planning, preparedness and safety as winter approaches.
Silk Florals celebrates 1-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:05 pm
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for Andi LaMar, owner and designer of Silk Florals.
Jacobs bill would decrease sewer overflows into area waterways
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Friday he has proposed a law that would help keep area waterways clean by reducing residential sewer overflows. The bill, S-6935, would incentivize homeowners to make improvements that would reduce the amount of their stormwater runoff.
John Oates embraces Americana on 'Arkansas'
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
"This is the record I have always wanted to make, with the band to bring it to life. After all these years, I feel I've finally been able to capture the sound that's in my head," John Oates said.
Totally Buffalo's '716Mas' Festival Dec. 2-3 at RiverWorks
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
A brand-new festival is launching in early December and promises to be a massive shop-local event. The Totally Buffalo "716Mas" Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor & Charlie Walk join 'The Four: Battle For Stardom' on FOX
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
Grammy Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean "Diddy" Combs, record-producing hitmaker DJ Khaled, Grammy-winning recording artist and songwriter Meghan Trainor, and record label executive Charlie Walk have joined the panel of experts on FOX's new singing competition series, "The Four: Battle For Stardom." The six-episode event premieres Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
Neighbors Foundation: Share Your Happiness campaign begins
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island is counting on Islanders to support its annual Share Your Happiness campaign for those temporarily in need.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls ready to welcome holiday shoppers
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, will host its annual Fashionably Late/Fashionably Early Black Friday event for shoppers looking to snag remarkable deals and extra savings. Fashion Outlets will be open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving night and again beginning at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
Niagara University MBA students take on China: Global Trade Mission 2017
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
The Global Trade Mission is a summer study abroad experience offered to Niagara University's MBA students (and sometimes undergraduate business students) to meet with business professionals overseas. Not only does the experience expose students to the global economy, but it also serves as a valuable cultural immersion opportunity.
 

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