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Historic furs on display at River Lea
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
Visitors filed through River Lea to see the Grand Island Historical Society's collection of furs at its open house on Sept. 18. Furs of all varieties, from stoles and hats to full-length coats, were on display.
Go Bills!
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
Buffalo Bills fans have enjoyed the displays around the Island of their favorite professional football team.
Newly restored boat rechristened at boat show
Sat, Sep 24th 2022 07:00 am
One smashed bottle of Sparking Bouverie was all it took for the Starling IV, a sea bright skiff, to be rechristened at the Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats Inc.'s 43rd annual antique and classic boat show on Sept. 17 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
ECDOH: Make falls prevention a focus this fall
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:25 pm
One trip on a staircase or a slip on a rug can have a devastating effect on health and mobility, especially for older adults. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for older adults. Hospitalization or extended periods of recovery and rehabilitation after an injury will limit an older adult's mobility, reduce their independence and impact their quality of life.
Gliding Stars registration dates scheduled
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The arrival of fall signals the start of Gliding Stars, an adaptive ice-skating program for people with disabilities.
Behavioral health & human services job fair slated for downtown Buffalo
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Franklin Street in downtown Buffalo will be the site for the Behavioral Health & Human Services Job Fair scheduled to take place Wednesday, Sept. 28. Hosted by the Erie County Department of Mental Health, the event will feature over 30 different participating agencies.
Erie County offers 'catch-up' immunizations for eligible school-age children
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is offering immunization services for school-age children in Erie County who meet all following criteria:
Higgins applauds FAA action rejecting Republic Airways' appeal to 'sidestep' pilot training rules
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins applauded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) denial of a request by Republic Airways for an exemption of the 1,500-hour training requirement for pilots. In the FAA's decision, it found "that a grant of exemption would not be in the public interest or provide an equivalent level of safety."
Students, teachers adjust to a new school year
Sat, Sep 17th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's students and teachers returned to classrooms equipped with two air purifiers each, said Grand Island Central School District superintendent Brian Graham at Tuesday's board of education meeting.
Niagara Sailing Club reopens for business
Sat, Sep 17th 2022 07:00 am
A new home for the Niagara River Sailing Club has risen from the ashes of the former building, destroyed by fire in March 2021.
Ryan announces funding for security upgrades at Grand Island schools
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 02:25 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined school officials to announce $138,000 in security improvements being made to schools in the Grand Island Central School District. Ryan secured a $112,500 New York State grant to fund the bulk of the cost of the improvements.
ECDOH: To flush or not to flush? Protect & preserve your septic system with these reminders during SepticSmart Week
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:45 pm
The third week of September is SepticSmart Week, and the Erie County Department of Health and the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning (ECDEP) are using this opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of properly maintaining and caring for septic systems.
Buffalo & Niagara Falls 'light up' to celebrate 75th anniversary of Aspire of Western New York
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
On Sept. 19, 1947, Aspire of Western New York, formerly known as Cerebral Palsy of Western New York, was officially incorporated. After extensive growth in both physical locations and services provided, Aspire will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sept. 19.
Holocaust survivor Sol Messinger, UB alum and professor emeritus, tells his story in new Ken Burns documentary on PBS
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
In 1939, Sol Messinger and his parents boarded the MS St. Louis, the ship carrying 900 Jewish refugees who were desperately fleeing Nazi Germany. But no country, including the U.S. and Canada, would allow the ship entry, so it had to return to Europe where the Holocaust was rapidly unfolding.
DEC announces annual Arbor Day poster contest
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of DEC's annual Arbor Day poster contest. Each year, DEC's urban and community forestry program coordinates the contest to promote the value of trees in the environment and New Yorkers' lives. The winner of the contest will have their photo or artwork reproduced as the 2023 Arbor Day poster to commemorate the holiday.
UB department of music, BPO collaborate to commemorate Lukas Foss
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
Lukas Foss (1922-2009) was a composer, conductor, pianist and visionary whose legendary contributions to the Buffalo arts scene were transformative. From 1963-70, Foss served as the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), championing the works of living composers and 20th century music. In 1964, he co-founded and served as co-director of the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at the University at Buffalo, where he ushered in innovative works and performances for more than two decades.
'Lit City Celebration' activates Buffalo's Reading Park Sept. 29
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:25 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library invite the community to a "Lit City Celebration" from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Central Library's Reading Park in downtown Buffalo (1 Lafayette Square).
University Express fall semester has 'universe full of free online and in-person classes on various topics'
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' nutrition and wellness program announced the fall University Express semester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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