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Erie County Department of Health to offer new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 05:10 pm
On Sept. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new coronavirus vaccine booster recommendations, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized updated, new booster formulas from both Pfizer and Moderna - "bivalent" vaccines.
First 'UPlift Design Challenge and Fundraiser'
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 04:00 pm
Nonprofit organization UPward Design for Life Corp. (UDFL), whose mission is to restore hope by transforming empty spaces into homes, will host its first "UPlift Design Challenge and Fundraiser" from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the University of Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St.
'Touch-A-Truck' event highlights Erie County's emergency vehicle fleet
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 01:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services will showcase its emergency vehicle fleet at an evening event at Como Lake Park in Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 16.
43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show next Saturday at BLC
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show returns Saturday, Sept. 17, to the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road, Grand Island.
WOW: Women's Bible study starts Sept. 15
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
With the 2022-23 season, Women of the Word begin their 34th year of Christian Bible study on Grand Island. Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, the ladies of WOW will examine the Old Testament book of Isaiah and also Christ BC. The Premier Celebration is 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15.
Upcoming autumn events at River Lea
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
An exhibit of vintage furs is in store for visitors to Grand Island Historical Society's Sept. 18 open house at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park. Hours for the open house are 1-4 p.m. Costumed docents will be available to give visitors a tour of the historic farmhouse.
Grand Island Lions provide medical equipment
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club continues to serve the community by offering durable medical equipment, free of charge, to those in need. Items include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and shower chairs.
Independent Health Medical Office Building dedicated at ECMC
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 05:05 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. leaders on Tuesday joined representatives of Independent Health to dedicate the newly renamed Independent Health Medical Office Building, which houses ECMC Family Health Center and the Kaleida Health Kensington OB-GYN clinic on the institution's Grider Street health campus.
Erie County Department of Health offers Stop The Bleed training as part of emergency preparedness activities
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 03:20 pm
As National Preparedness Month begins in September, the Erie County Department of Health is announcing expanded Stop the Bleed trainings through its Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP).
Large crowd drawn to 'Rockin' the Grounds' event at St. Stephen Church
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Al Prame likes vehicles. A retired truck driver, Prame has enjoyed building cars for many years. On Aug. 18, Prame brought a 1931 Ford Model A that he had built in the past few years to the car show that was part of "Rockin' the Grounds" at St. Stephen R.C. Church and school, 2100 Baseline Road.
Troop 510: 3 earn Eagle Scout rank
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Alongside the circle in front of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, there is a wooden structure with a glass door. The structure is a little free pantry, also known as a blessing box, one of two on the Island.
Honors celebrated; new staff announced at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The New York Council of Administrators of Special Education Summer Institute recognized Cheryl Cardone as the New York State Special Education Administrator of the Year, Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Brian Graham announced at Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Grand Island Lions provide medical equipment
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 11:05 am
The Grand Island Lions Club continues to serve the community by offering durable medical equipment, free of charge, to those in need. Items include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and shower chairs.
New exhibit, 'Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs,' debuts
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum will debut a new exhibit by Jackie Albarella, "Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs," at an opening reception at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Erie County: Turning anguish into awareness
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31 signals a painful reminder of thousands of lives lost due to an opioid overdose in Erie County. Out of the grief shared by family members and loved ones comes a day of healing and advocacy.
ECDOH: Until freezing weather arrives, fight mosquitoes one yard at a time
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:30 pm
As summer draws to a close, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents about ways to reduce mosquito populations in their neighborhood and how to prevent mosquito bites. The reason? West Nile virus, one of many arboviruses that can infect humans and cause serious disease, has been detected in mosquitoes collected in recent surveillance pool testing within Erie County.
Niagara River Greenway Commission to meet
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:50 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road. The meeting is open to the public.
ECMC medical rehab unit ranks above Top 20 North American trauma programs in case complexity and outcomes
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:10 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. officials recently learned the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation ranked ECMC's medical rehabilitation unit above the Top 20 national trauma programs for case complexity and patient outcomes.
Grand Island Memorial Library celebrates reading programs
Sat, Aug 27th 2022 07:25 pm
On Aug. 12, children and adults gathered at a tent next to the Grand Island Memorial Library to celebrate the end of the summer reading programs with ice cream and with crafts, and with drawings for prizes. They also had the opportunity to talk to Marissa Ries and James Peterson from Spectrum Health about a program called NY Project Hope that provides information, education, emotional support, and links to resources.
Golden Age Center plans pop-up pantry
Sat, Aug 27th 2022 02:10 pm
The Golden Age Center announced it will hold a pop-up pantry, called "Seniors helping Seniors," from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 - or "until our supplies run out," said Jennifer Menter, recreation supervisor.
You are not alone: a support group for caregivers of people with dementia
Sat, Aug 27th 2022 02:05 pm
Jim and Mary Pinckney both experienced the challenge of living with a spouse who had dementia. Jim's first wife, Elaine, was diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia at the age of 60. Seven years later, she passed away. Mary's first husband, Larry, passed away at 72 after a long bout with Alzheimer's.
Western New York Independent Living community outreach pop-up event coming to Buffalo
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 03:05 pm
Western New York Independent Living is holding a community outreach pop-up event in the parking lot next to its administrative offices at 3080 Main St. (north of the ALDI's Store), in Buffalo's University Heights neighborhood. The event is set for 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.
Higgins: $500,000 in federal funding awarded to support opioid training for first responders in Erie County
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $500,000 awarded to the Erie County Department of Health. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the grant will provide training for first responders on Narcan use and overdose recognition.
Buffalo History Museum to host Colored Musicians Club's 'Sunday Night Jam Sessions'
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:25 pm
This Sunday, The Buffalo History Museum will host the return one of the city's most storied musical traditions: the Colored Musicians Club's "Sunday Night Jam Sessions." The event begins at 6 p.m. at One Museum Court, Buffalo.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launches annual campaign & celebrates 'Community Champions'
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 02:35 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launched its 2022 giving campaign, "Change Starts Here," with a press conference featuring United Way President and CEO Michael Weiner, Board Chair Rev. Rachelle Sat'chell Robinson, and this year's campaign co-chairs: Ingram Micro Buffalo Campus Leader Jamie Ferullo and GEICO Regional Vice President Melinda Seibold.
Brothers of Mercy to host Oktoberfest
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 01:10 pm
Brothers of Mercy is holding its annual Oktoberfest and 5K run on Friday, Sep 9.
National Preparedness Month: Red Cross urges everyone to get ready now for emergencies
Tue, Aug 23rd 2022 09:35 am
People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Western New York chapter, urges everyone to get ready for these emergencies now.
Checkers to host fundraiser at Buffalo-area locations for families affected by Tops shooting
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:45 am
From 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, Checkers will donate $1 from each Big Buford sale to the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund. Checkers will partner with the Buffalo Police Department to honor and support all the families affected by the mass shooting.
Grand reopening of Silver Comet at Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:45 am
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World recently announced the Silver Comet - the amusement park's classic wooden rollercoaster, has officially reopened to the public after a three-year hiatus.
3 free rabies vaccine clinics planned by Erie County Department of Health this fall
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for three free rabies vaccine clinic sites clinics this fall.
Books, photographs, community & more offered at Gram's Garage Sale
Sat, Aug 20th 2022 09:00 am
Jen Menter, recreation supervisor of the Golden Age Center, described Gram's Yard Sale as a "big success. We had a great sense of community. We had so many members come out and be a part of this sale, which really warmed my heart. I appreciate all the volunteers who helped make it be the success that it was."
Grand Island Town Board tables Radisson incentive zoning discussion
Sat, Aug 20th 2022 07:00 am
Following last week's information session on the future of the Radisson Hotel on the East River, the Grand Island Town Board held a public hearing as the leadoff of its regular meeting Monday to further discuss the project.
A conversation with Grand Island Postmaster Joshua Stewart
Sat, Aug 20th 2022 07:00 am
Meet Joshua Stewart.
Prosecutors, public defenders to host marijuana conviction expungement clinics in Buffalo
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 06:50 pm
On Thursday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the first of two upcoming events for residents of Erie County who are interested in learning how to expunge or reduce marijuana-related convictions on their criminal record.
Grand Island man going to prison for aggravated bank robbery
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 09:35 am
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Timothy L. Mulvey, 35, of Grand Island, who was convicted of aggravated bank robbery, was sentenced to serve 77 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Chimera delivers funding for Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 02:05 pm
On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera met with coaches and young players to present a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League (HNPYBL).
Hochul directs DEC to expand drought watch
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to issue an updated drought watch after consulting with the State Drought Management Task Force and federal partner agencies.
WEDI awarded $925,000 for West Side Bazaar expansion
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 04:35 pm
On Friday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Westminster Economic Development Initiative will receive $925,000 for its planned move and expansion of the West Side Bazaar. WEDI has been raising capital campaign funds for building the new bazaar since March 2021.
Buffalo Museum of Science, Churn Soft Serve & Coffee partner to host live ice carving of larger-than-life-size cryolophosaurus dinosaur
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:30 pm
On Saturday, the Buffalo Museum of Science held a live ice sculpting of a larger-than-life cryolophosaurus head at Churn Soft Serve & Coffee. The collaboration came as a recognition of the "Antarctic Dinosaurs: The Exhibition" experience nearing its final days at the museum.
Statewide effort to prevent speeding
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced law enforcement agencies throughout New York state will be increasing patrols to target speeding from Aug. 14-21. Speed Awareness Week is a high-visibility enforcement campaign supported by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee to stop speeding and prevent avoidable crashes caused by unsafe speed.

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