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ESD: Buffalo's Torn Space Theater interior renovations completed at its performance space
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the completion of Torn Space Theater's $1.2 million interior and exterior renovation project.
Erie County Department of Social Services promotes mobile document upload service
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is promoting the use of the mobile document upload for clients receiving temporary assistance, SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, and/or HEAP (heating assistance). The NYDocSubmit app allows clients to submit documents to ECDSS from their Apple or Android devices.
Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk to be held Saturday-Sunday, July 17-18
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 12:35 pm
The 20th annual Capen Garden Walk will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18, rain or shine. This is a free self-guided tour of about 60 private gardens and carefully nurtured public spaces in the neighborhoods surrounding the University at Buffalo South Campus. In addition, some of the private gardens will be open for "Capen by Night" from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, July 17.
Family Justice Center debuts on Grand Island
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 12:35 pm
Moments before the ribbon was cut to open the Family Justice Center's satellite location on Grand Island on Saturday morning, June 12, Mary Murphy, its president and CEO, had a special announcement to make in front of the house on the Trinity United Methodist Church campus.
Nearly 9 out of 10 recent COVID-19 cases in Erie County were not fully vaccinated
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 04:15 pm
Based on data retrieved from the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) by the Erie County Department of Health, nearly nine out of 10 new COVID-19 cases from late May until mid-June were not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Free food drive-thru at Trinity Church
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:50 am
Trinity Church will hold the last of a series of free drive-thru food give-a-way events from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 27, at 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island (white building). The program will mark one year in operation.
Western New York Land Conservancy completes purchase of Love Road property on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:15 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy has purchased a 44-acre forest on Love Road on Grand Island from the Buffalo Ornithological Society. The purchase was funded by the Greenway Ecological Standing Committee and was supported by the Niagara River Greenway Commission.
EC200 Heritage Commemoration Series kicks off June 30 at Roycroft Campus in East Aurora
Thu, Jun 17th 2021 09:45 am
The EC200 committee announced the first event in the EC200 Heritage Commemoration Series will take place on Wednesday, June 30, at the historic Roycroft Campus in East Aurora.
Erie County Adult Protective Services receives funding from US Administration for Community Living
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Adult Protective Services division announced it will be receiving a grant for $275,732, the largest amount granted to any county in New York outside of New York City, to enhance, improve and expand the ability of APS to investigate allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation in the context of COVID-19.
Erie County Fair: Daily flag retreat ceremony to honor veterans & active military
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:20 pm
The 181st Erie County Fair will honor veterans and active military during its daily flag retreat ceremony at Slade Park. Now in its third year, this patriotic tradition will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, and continue each evening during the fair's 12-day run.
Kearns marks Flag Day with relaunch of veterans post restoration 'Pledge for the Posts' fundraiser
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and The Veterans Post Restoration of Erie County NY Inc., a not-for-profit comprised of American Legion, AMVETS, Marine Corps League and VFW posts throughout Erie County, announced they are again working collaboratively to upgrade handicapped-accessibility and other much-needed repairs at the posts.
Juneteenth: History of freeing slaves told through GI library exhibit
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 07:00 am
When President Abraham Lincoln officially freed the slaves in 1863 with his Emancipation Proclamation, it changed the legal status of millions of slaves, but it didn't actually set them all free.
Courtroom dedicated to Sybil Kennedy
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Town Courtroom has been dedicated to the Hon. Sybil E. Kennedy, who, in turn, has spent 50 years dedicated to serving the people of Grand Island in that same courtroom.
Grand Island School District honors retirees, tenured staff
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 07:00 am
Congratulations were in order for 27 employees invited to a reception preceding Monday's School Board meeting.
DeGlopper Memorial unveiling 'truly awesome'
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 07:00 am
It was an emotionally charged, patriotic, somber and extremely well-orchestrated military tribute to veterans. The unveiling of a life-sized statue of Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper in his hometown occurred in front of a large crowd with great fanfare on Saturday, June 5.
Pride and patriotism prevail at dedication ceremony
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 05:20 pm
Participants and observers alike expressed a sense of pride, patriotism and unity at the DeGlopper Memorial Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, June. 5.
Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative debuts 'Works, from Home' mural project
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:30 am
In April 2020, the Albright-Knox's Public Art Initiative asked 16 local artists to respond to the initial lockdown requirements of the pandemic. To build community spirit, the museum sent artmaking materials to these artists at their home studios, and they worked to produce a 16-piece collaborative mural. The piece, now located at 43 W. Chippewa St., "speaks to individual and collective experiences of the pandemic."
Gabriel Iglesias returning to Erie County Fair grandstand
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 12:55 pm
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, one of America's most successful stand-up comedians, will bring his "Beyond The Fluffy World Tour" to the 181st Erie County Fair's Gusto Grandstand at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20.
Erie County, partners join with Crime Stoppers to reduce violence
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 03:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Buffalo Police Department Deputy Commissioner Joe Gramaglia, Commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Chairman of the Board of Crime Stoppers of WNY Frank Christiano, and Dan Denz of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association on Tuesday to announce a new initiative to raise community awareness regarding the increased firearm-related violence occurring across the region and in Buffalo.
ECMC Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine supports 8th annual Wound Care Awareness Week educational campaign
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:40 pm
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at ECMC, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of the risks of chronic wounds during the eighth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, June 7-11. Healogics established Wound Care Awareness in 2014 to bring attention to the growing need for wound care and the nearly 7 million Americans currently living with nonhealing wounds.
Higgins & Kennedy call for removal of Hamburg tolls, immediate new waterfront access & improved commute options for southtown residents
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy say the Skyway project will remain on hold until the state addresses the needs of the community. They are calling for several transportation improvements to plan for the eventual removal of the Skyway, including removal of the tolls for Hamburg commuters.
'Annie JR.' on stage
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:20 am
Leaping lizards! Grand Island will "stick up its chin and grin and sing 'Tomorrow! Tomorrow!' " when Veronica Connor Middle School performs "Annie JR." this weekend.
Mayor Brown hosts Juneteenth Festival flag-raising ceremony in downtown Buffalo's Niagara Square
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:15 am
Juneteenth Festival organizers and others joined Mayor Byron Brown Monday in raising the Pan-African flag in Niagara Square in honor of Buffalo's 46th annual Juneteenth Festival.
Higgins: Tonawanda Coke site demolition 'represents a fresh, clean beginning'
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement Saturday on the Tonawanda Coke implosion.
'Summer Fit Challenge' highlights history of Erie County Fair locations
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
Did you know the Erie County Fair has been held in nine different locations around Erie County since 1841, before calling Hamburg home?
'Taco Tuesday' has new meaning on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 01:30 pm
Taquito Lindo Artisanal Tacos opened on "Taco Tuesday" at 1849 Grand Island Blvd., and Grand Island gave the brand-new restaurant a warm welcome.
Up through the ranks: Fadel's path leads from dishwasher to head chef at Buffalo Launch Club
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club has a new head chef with culinary experience far beyond that of most restaurant employees his age.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee issues instructions for dedication ceremony
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:05 pm
The Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee announced the dedication ceremony for the expanded site, at 2333 Grand Island Blvd., will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 5. There will be road closures except for local traffic at 9:30 a.m. until approximately 11:45 a.m. as follows:
ECMC launching integrated specialty pharmacy service for patients
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:00 pm
ECMC announced the launch of an integrated specialty pharmacy service in partnership with Trellis Rx, a leading technology-enabled specialty pharmacy services provider.
Erie County Department of Social Services announces opening of state emergency rental assistance program
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services has announced the opening of the portal for the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which will provide income-qualified renters who experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 with up to 12 months back rent and up to three months future rent. Utility arrears assistance may also be available in some cases.
ECMC to administer COVID-19 vaccine at Sahlen Field
Mon, May 31st 2021 07:00 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. caregivers will staff a pop-up vaccine site outside Sahlen Field prior to the upcoming Toronto Blue Jay games - from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1-2. The site will provide the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
PHOTOS: Preparations continue for DeGlopper unveiling
Sat, May 29th 2021 01:25 pm
At 9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 5, the DeGlopper Memorial will be unveiled at a grand ceremony. The site will honor all Grand Island residents - past, present and future - who proudly served the U.S. as a member of the military.
ECHDC announces completion of historic carousel project in Buffalo's Canalside
Fri, May 28th 2021 05:30 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Friday announced the completion of the Buffalo Heritage Carousel at Canalside, a $5.8 million project completed with a mix of state funding and private donations. Now open to the public, the historic carousel at KeyBank Roadhouse provides both family-oriented recreation on Buffalo's waterfront and celebrates Western New York's rich industrial heritage.
DWI roving patrols will be out for Memorial Day weekend
Fri, May 28th 2021 02:45 pm
Erie County and state police agencies will conduct more than 150 hours of intensive DWI roving patrols over Memorial Day weekend.
ECDOH: Ticks thrive in warmer weather
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:45 pm
With warmer weather in store for Erie County, the Erie County Department of Health is reminding residents this is the season for ticks and the tick-borne illnesses.
Erie County Fair asks: Are you ribbon worthy?
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
"At the Erie County Fair, we love to compete! Spirited competition among peers is at the heart of the fair experience. Who has the best photograph? Best jam? Biggest stalk of corn?," the venue asked this week.
Memorial Day opening ceremony at Niagara Sailing Club
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
Despite the tragedy of their clubhouse burning and being demolished in March of this year, Niagara Sailing Club's officers, in full uniform, plus directors and membership, will hold their traditional Memorial Day opening and flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, at 3619 East River Road, Grand Island.
Grants awarded to ECMC to expand innovative outpatient behavioral health programs
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:40 pm
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. announced it will receive funding from three local foundations for the expansion of two important outpatient behavioral health initiatives: development of an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and the expansion of help center services through increased hours.
Erie County Heritage Passport provides handheld guide to county history
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:05 am
The EC200 bicentennial committee announced the release of the Erie County Heritage Passport, a handheld guide to 35 historical societies and museums across Erie County. Each institution is unique and commemorates the diverse nature and history of each town in the county, from the Town of Alden to the Town of West Seneca.
 

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