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Veterans Affairs to host PACT Act information and enrollment event
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:00 am
Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System and VA Buffalo Regional Office of the Veterans Benefit Administration will host a PACT Act information and enrollment event for PACT Act-eligible veterans and their families from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the George F. Lamm American Legion Post 622, 962 Wehrle Drive, Amherst.
Catholic Charities: Providing HOPE for 100 years
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 07:00 am
Over the past several months, the Western New York community has been reeling with losses and tragedies, each one reminding us how fragile life is. But in spite of, or because of, these adversities, signs of hope, strength and unity have continued to emerge rather quickly.
Home improvement contractor receives jail time for defrauding 7 victims in Erie County
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 03:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 39-year-old Jarrod D. Vosburg of Appleton was sentenced yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek. The defendant received a split sentence of three months in jail followed by five years of probation.
Congress members Higgins and Langworthy support 30-day extension for disaster assessment following Winter Storm Elliott
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 02:25 pm
In a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Congressman Nick Langworthy (R-NY-23) urged the agency to grant a 30-day extension for the ongoing preliminary damage assessment in the aftermath of Winter Storm Elliott.
Higgins warns Congress must uphold & enhance flight safety measures
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 12:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins released a statement after Rep. Sam Graves, the new chair of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, expressed opposition to the 1,500-hour rule training requirement for pilots.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee cancels meeting
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 10:35 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has canceled its next standing committee meeting due to lack of business. The meeting was scheduled for Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.
The Buffalo History Museum begins 'Blizzard of 2022' collecting initiative
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 10:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum has begun collecting photos, videos, objects and audio testimonials from the "Blizzard of 2022." All media and artifacts collected from the community will be preserved in the museum's archives at One Museum Court. This new collection will be available for research and reference, and may be used for future projects, exhibits and programs at the museum.
PHOTOS: 'Disney on Ice' skater reflects on a lifetime of dreams and stories
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:00 am
Mario Castro has been an athlete, a soldier, and an actor in his native Brazil. And, for the past 27 years, he has performed as a skater with "Disney on Ice."
Resurgence honors legendary Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 08:45 am
Hundreds of hockey fans stood in line to meet former Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller at Resurgence Brewing Company at a release party unveiling two new craft beers celebrating his career and retirement: Milz Pilz and 391 IPA. Four packs of The Ryan Miller Mixed Pack were available to purchase, along with a signed card and poster art.
Samaritan's Purse sends thanks
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 11:00 am
I am writing to thank Grand Island-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.
Erie County Fair call to artists to apply to create 2023 commemorative art
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 03:45 pm
The Erie County Fair has issued a call for submissions for the inaugural commemorative poster art competition, welcoming artists (ages 18-plus) from across Western New York to submit their vision of the annual event. The chosen design will be the artwork for the 2023 commemorative Erie County Fair poster. The final piece will be unveiled to coincide with the Erie County Fair, which is running Aug. 9-20.
National Grid's post-blizzard Western New York contributions increase to $1 million
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:45 pm
The National Grid Foundation is contributing $500,000 to further support Western New Yorkers who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that impacted Buffalo and much of the region in December.
AccuWeather: Major storm with severe weather in south and heavy snow Midwest to Northeast
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:15 pm
AccuWeather meteorologists warn that a combination of heavy snow poorly timed with the morning or evening commute in many metropolitan areas can snarl traffic, lead to dangerous travel conditions and even highway chaos - with the risk for some roads and highways to be nearly impassable, at least a time if numerous vehicle crashes occur.
ECDOH to end COVID-19 testing, vaccine clinics at Jesse Nash Health Center
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 02:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) will end its COVID-19 testing services and vaccine clinics at the Jesse Nash Health Center (608 William St., Buffalo) at the end of January.
National Grid sponsors community resources event to assist customers impacted by blizzard
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 10:00 am
As part of National Grid's ongoing commitment to helping customers manage energy costs this winter - especially those facing financial hardships exacerbated by the blizzard - a community resources event for low- to moderate-income customers will be held Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion, located at 1100 Jefferson Ave., in Buffalo.
Town Board handles town business in quick meeting
Sat, Jan 21st 2023 07:00 am
In a meeting on Jan. 17 that was completed in 18 minutes, the Grand Island Town Board voted to:
Guest Editorial: Rotary Club of Grand Island's annual Undie Sunday collection starts Jan. 22
Sat, Jan 21st 2023 07:00 am
With the cold of winter upon us, the Rotary Club of Grand Island will host its annual Undie Sunday 2023 collection between Jan 22-29.
Attorney General James addresses 'mental health crisis in Western New York' in public hearing
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 03:55 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James held a public hearing on mental health care in Western New York. Dozens of impacted individuals, health care providers, elected officials, and community members provided testimony on their challenges accessing and providing mental health care and services.
Ukrainian National Orchestra to perform at Houghton University
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
Houghton University will host the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine for a concert on the Western New York campus on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The orchestra is led by principal conductor Theodore Kuchar, who joined the faculty of Houghton's Greatbatch School of Music in fall of 2022 as the professor of orchestral conducting.
Simply Amazed Salon celebrates its grand-opening
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
Sarah Santella, owner of Simply Amazed Salon, at 2275 Grand Island Blvd., said the thing that she likes best about providing hair care is "being able to make people feel good about themselves and being able to give them something to look forward to. I like to help people embrace or enhance their image. I love being able to make people feel happy in a way that most people can't."
Grand Island Town Board reorganizes for 2023
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Town Board got down to business for 2023 at its Jan. 3 reorganizational meeting. The session included a number of procedural appointments, resolutions and approvals to set the stage for town government in the year ahead.
Grand Island Relay For Life expected to be bigger and better in 2023
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
A carnival is the theme for the 2023 version of Relay For Life this year, scheduled for Sunday, June 4, in Town Commons.
Mental health expert explains vicarious trauma's effect in WNY
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Jan. 2 collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin in Cincinnati on national television during "Monday Night Football" was the most recent in a string of traumatic events that have impacted the Buffalo area in the past eight months.
GIHS: Teams rebuild after numerous graduations
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:45 pm
Several high school teams are in a rebuilding mode after a number of graduations, said Grand Island Athletic Director Jon Roth in his roundup of fall sports at the Jan. 9 Board of Education meeting.
'Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape' returns to Botanical Gardens with new events
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:30 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled this year's "Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape" exhibit with specialty nights and experiences designed "to create unforgettable memories for all ages."
Old Falls Street accepting vendor applications for summer 2023
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 09:15 pm
Old Falls Street USA, the three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with hotels and attractions in downtown Niagara Falls, is calling for local food vendors for the 2023 summer season (May through September).
National Grid provides $500,000 to WNY customers in need following December's historic blizzard
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 08:50 pm
National Grid will contribute $500,000 to support Western New York individuals and families who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that gripped the region in late December.
Explore & More Children's Museum, BankOnBuffalo partner for winter clothing drive, reduced MLK Day admission
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 04:05 pm
In recognition of the National Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, which also commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and BankOnBuffalo have to launch the collection of needed winter clothing items (new hats, mittens and socks) for the adults and families residing at Gerard Place. This fundraiser will be held for the fourth consecutive year.
Higgins sworn-in to serve in 118th Congress
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has been sworn in to serve as a member of the House of Representatives in the 118th Congress.
Lions clubs team up
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
Lion Tom Witkowski from the Grand Island Lions Club explained the Brandel Murphy Youth Foundation to the Barker Lions at a recent meeting.
WNY Land Conservancy places conservation easement on Alt Preserve
Sat, Jan 7th 2023 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy announced this week it has permanently protected a 36-acre property on Grand Island known as the Alt Preserve with a conservation easement. The easement ensures the land will never be developed.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island sends thanks, lists donors to 2022 holiday distribution
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2022 holiday distribution. Seventy-six of your neighbor families were aided with gift cards and food, benefiting 137 adults and 140 children. Sixty-three of our seniors were also assisted in two senior apartment complexes.
Taquito Lindo to open at former Clarkson House
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
Lewiston will soon get its first taste of the Mexican street tacos that are the popular mainstay at Grand Island's Taquito Lindo.
Sens. Ortt & Gallivan urge oversight hearings to assess NYS response to historic WNY 'Blizzard of '22'
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 10:30 am
On Friday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Sen. Patrick Gallivan sent a letter to the chairs of the Senate committees on Transportation, Investigations and Government Operations and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs urging them to conduct oversight hearings to assess the state's response during the historic "storm of a century" in Western New York last month.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo accepting letters of intent for 2023 competitive grant process
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 09:40 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent (LOI) for its 2023 competitive grant process - through Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. Interested organizations should read the detailed guidelines/additional information that can be found here:
Catholic Charities: Appeal 2023 launches with $9.5 million goal
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:25 pm
Officials on Thursday launched Appeal 2023, in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the diocesan "Fund for the Faith," with a goal of raising $9.5 million by June 30.
Buffalo Bills: Damar Hamlin able to communicate verbally
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 05:45 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, @BuffaloBills tweeted the following update regarding Damar Hamlin: "Damar remains in the ICU in critical condition with signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight. He is expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him."
GBNRTC to present preferred scenario for reimagining Scajaquada corridor
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 04:45 pm
The Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) has announced a public meeting for Region Central, which covers the area of Buffalo surrounding the Scajaquada Creek corridor, including Route 198. After 18 months of analysis, planning and community input, the meeting will present GBNRTC's preferred scenario for reimagining the Scajaquada corridor.
IRS announces tax relief for victims of severe winter storm in New York
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 02:15 pm
Victims of severe winter storm beginning Dec. 23, 2022, now have until April 18, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced.

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