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Rotary Roundup: Undie Sunday collects items for Community Missions
Sat, Mar 19th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club's 22nd annual Undie Sunday's two-week promotion was an overwhelming success, as a multitude of undergarments and socks were donated to Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier and the Buffalo United Afghan evacuee's welcome kits.
Grand Island's Grayson Shelp finally gets his Kleinhans Music Hall moment
Sat, Mar 19th 2022 07:00 am
When Grayson Shelp was in third grade at William Kaegebein Elementary School on Grand Island, he became interested in Mrs. Ells optional orchestra class. When asked to select a string instrument to learn that year, he was torn between the cello and string bass.
A conversation with Dr. Rubie Harris about Grand Island Central School District budget
Sat, Mar 19th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District's annual budget vote will be held on May 17, and the school district, along with the Board of Education, is preparing for that vote.
Practicing coyote coexistence
Sat, Mar 19th 2022 07:00 am
Residents in the region are fortunate to share their environment with many species of wildlife, from birds to butterflies to mammals.
Grand Island: Old Town Hall cupola gets new lease on life
Sat, Mar 19th 2022 07:00 am
During World War II, Island residents feared the town would be attacked by enemy planes. Because of that fear, people crawled through a trap door at the Grand Island's original Town Hall on Baseline Hall that led to the cupola, which was the highest point of the building.
Hochul announces creation of 350-plus jobs with expansion of AML RightSource in Buffalo
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced AML RightSource is expanding in Buffalo and will add an additional 363 employees to support the addition of new services and clients, resulting in a total Buffalo workforce of approximately 540 employees.
500 new jobs at Moog, with a $25 million investment in Erie County
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a significant expansion of Moog Inc. in Western New York, creating up to 500 new jobs in the local aerospace industry with the addition of new high-tech manufacturing equipment.
City of Buffalo Animal Shelter pets riding in style in new 'PAWS Truck' mobile adoption vehicle
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 01:25 pm
The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter unveiled its new "PAWS Truck," a mobile adoption vehicle that will help shelter animals find their forever homes.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee announces awards
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 01:25 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee has announced eight new awards totaling approximately $2 million for beautification and improvement projects along the Buffalo and Erie County portion of the Greenway Trail.
National Poison Prevention Week starts March 20
Thu, Mar 17th 2022 04:20 pm
Before you read another word of this press release, add this number as a contact to your phone: 1-800-222-1222.
Catholic Charities Appeal 2022 at $5 million
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
Appeal 2022 in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the diocesan "Fund for the Faith" has reached the $5 million mark. Appeal officials announced the annual campaign has raised $5,115,517, which is 53.8% of the $9.5 million goal.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park launches endowment campaign for USS The Sullivans, opens for season
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
USS The Sullivans (DD-537) has been decorated with shamrocks since World War II as a sign of the Irish ancestry of the five Sullivan brothers who, serving together on the light cruiser USS Juneau, were all killed in action on its sinking on Nov. 13, 1942.
Formerly incarcerated & advocates in Buffalo kick off first town hall
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
On Tuesday, advocates, the directly impacted, and organizers gathered at the Martha Mitchell Community Center on Buffalo's east side to kick off the first "Communities Not Cages" town hall in the state.
NYS OASAS announces launch of new campaign to raise awareness of Recovery Friendly Workplace Tax Credit
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 04:20 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) announced the launch of a new media campaign to raise awareness of the Recovery Friendly Workplace Tax Credit.
SBA: Key policy change to existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:00 pm
On Tuesday, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, directed the SBA to provide additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program borrowers. That makes a total of 30 months deferment from inception on all approved COVID-19 EIDL loans.
The Fab Four Beatles tribute is first concert announcement for Erie County Fair
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:35 am
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute will return to Hamburg for an 8 p.m. show on Wednesday, Aug. 10. This group has traveled the globe impersonating John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
Business Backs Buffalo Football announces further committee roster expansion
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 10:10 am
On Monday, Business Backs Buffalo Football - an all-volunteer committee comprised of rising corporate, small business, startup and nonprofit leaders - announced the addition of nine new members to its core group roster.
St. Stephen teacher wins a Bee Cause Grant
Sat, Mar 12th 2022 07:00 am
As a young recruit to the U.S. Navy in 1975, Phil Kenline was introduced to beekeeping by a family in Atlanta who "adopted" him.
Proposed Huth Road development generates debate over wetlands
Sat, Mar 12th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board voted at its March 7 meeting to grant preliminary plat approval and to issue a negative declaration for a SEQR review to the 17-lot Sandywood Circle subdivision, located on Huth Road, east of Autumnwood Drive.
Ryan seeks nominations for outstanding librarians from across New York
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, chair of the Senate Libraries Committee, seeks nominations for outstanding librarians from across New York. He will recognize outstanding librarians who go above and beyond to serve their communities during National Library Week, which begins Sunday, April 3. One librarian will be selected from each of the state's 10 region. Each honoree will receive special recognition and a framed New York State Senate proclamation.
'Making Music Matter' with ABC Bel Canto Choirs
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 10:15 am
The ABC Bel Canto Choirs: Presto, Vivace and Bravo will present "Making Music Matter" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Clarence Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main St.
Kearns releases 'alarming' data on preforeclosure default notifications
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 09:25 am
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and the "Stay In Your Home" campaign on Thursday released what he called "a staggering report" on the postmoratorium preforeclosure notices received by many homeowners across Erie County.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet for announcement of Greenway grant awards
Thu, Mar 10th 2022 08:55 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announcement of awards will be conducted via videoconference at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 18. For information on how to participate, contact Carol Sampson at 716-842-3232. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the committee website.
Red Cross testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies
Thu, Mar 10th 2022 08:40 am
For a limited time, the American Red Cross has resumed testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for coronavirus antibodies. Plasma from routine donations that have high levels of antibodies may be used as convalescent plasma to help meet the needs of COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
Poloncarz updates status of American Rescue Plan projects in Erie County
Wed, Mar 9th 2022 04:15 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz provided an update on Erie County investments taking shape under his administration's RENEW Plan, one year after the passage of President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan for State and Local Recovery (ARP), which provided counties and cities nationwide with funding for a wide variety of investments to aid in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free health screenings, resources & produce shared with Buffalo, Niagara Falls neighborhoods in March
Wed, Mar 9th 2022 03:35 pm
Several "Good for the Neighborhood" events, offering free health screenings, resources and information from health care professionals - along with fresh fruits, vegetables and family fun activities organized by the Independent Health Foundation - returns this year to in-person gatherings in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and other neighborhoods throughout Western New York.
WNY EquiFest to feature local & regional clinicians, demonstrators, vendors
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 04:45 pm
WNY EquiFest returns to the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg for two full days, March 19-20. This year's event features more than 100 vendors with products and services focusing on the horse industry, including tack, mane and tail care, saddles, equine d├ęcor, feed and nutrition.
Ryan seeks nominations for New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced his office is seeking nominations for the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame Class of 2022. The Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.
Catholic Health hosts Facebook Live 'Way to Wellness': 'What to Expect: Understanding Modern Midwifery'
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 04:30 pm
Though the name and the concept of midwives has been around for hundreds of years, their growing popularity in the U.S. is fairly recent. So, what exactly is a midwife and why are so many women in the 21st century relying on their care during pregnancy and beyond?
Spectrum Health webinar: Local women discuss mental health in Women's History Month conversation
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 03:55 pm
Spectrum Health and Human Services will host its first online webinar, "WNY Women Talk Mental Health," beginning at noon Wednesday, March 16.
Diamonds in the Ruff animal rescue organization visits library
Sat, Mar 5th 2022 07:00 am
On Feb. 26, visitors to the Grand Island Memorial Library had the opportunity to meet a puppy being fostered by a volunteer with Diamonds in the Ruff animal rescue, as well as support the organization through the purchase of shirts, hats and other merchandise.
Mask mandate ends in schools
Sat, Mar 5th 2022 07:00 am
As of Wednesday, wearing a mask became optional in Grand Island schools. This was in response to Gov. Kathy Hochul's announcement on Sunday of the state's plan to end the mask requirement in schools starting on that date.
Poloncarz on expectations for end of state of emergency in Erie County
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 02:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Friday issued the following statement regarding the ongoing state of emergency in Erie County, which has been in place since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March 2020 - and, his team said, "has allowed Erie County's response to the virus and its variants to be as flexible, quick and targeted as possible throughout each stage of the public health response."
State leaders offer comment on VA Western New York Healthcare System
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 12:40 pm
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is undertaking an asset and infrastructure review (AIR), which involves making recommendations related to the future of the VA Western New York Healthcare System, including the Buffalo VA Hospital and the Batavia VA Medical Center.
Grand Islanders react to lifting of school mask mandate
Thu, Mar 3rd 2022 11:15 am
The lifting of the mask mandate in schools on Grand Island was greeted by a mixture of emotions from families of students, ranging from joy to fear. This reporter posed a question in social media to get an idea of how the community felt about the lifting of the mask mandate, nearly two years after the spreading COVID-19 pandemic forced lockdowns, the closures of schools and businesses, and the start of virtual learning.
Lives lost to opioid overdose deaths to be remembered on Black Balloon Day event March 6
Wed, Mar 2nd 2022 04:35 pm
The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force and its families and consumer support and advocacy group are coordinating activities for National Black Balloon Day on Sunday, March 6. The event began in 2016 in Peabody, Massachusetts, and Erie County has participated each year.
Local governments asked to participate in National Clean Watersheds Needs Survey
Wed, Mar 2nd 2022 04:05 pm
The Environmental Facilities Corp. has launched the 2022 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey for New York state. As required by law, New York participates in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) national survey to assess the capital investment needed for water quality infrastructure.
A familiar message for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March: Get screened
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
The Erie County Cancer Services Program (CSP) is now offering free colorectal cancer screening for men and women ages 45 and older. People at average risk for colorectal cancer and who do not have health insurance may qualify.
Buffalo History Museum schedules EC200 coin redemption days
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
In collaboration with the Erie County Bicentennial Committee (EC200), the Buffalo History Museum will hold EC200 coin redemption days March 2 through April 2. The coins feature the EC200 logo on one side and, on the other, Old County Hall, as inspired by artist Lawrence D. McIntyre's pen-and-ink sketch from his Buffalo News Sunday series "Area Landmarks."
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer sales affiliate recipient of 2021 Grand Centurion Producer Award
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 04:20 pm
Amy Winklhofer, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Winklhofer, announced Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliate Geraldine Andolina with the CENTURY 21 Grand Centurion Producer award following its successful 2021 sales totals.

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