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Obituary: Michael David Linenfelser
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:00 am
Heaven just became a lot more entertaining. Michael David Linenfelser entered into rest on March 8, 2022.
Walk this way - or any way - to better health on National Walking Day
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 02:15 pm
Get moving for National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 6! Whether you're taking a leisurely stroll through your neighborhood or a power-walk in the park, the American Heart Association says taking part in physical activity is one of the best ways to manage stress, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and boost your mood.
Higgins invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional Art Competition
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting high school students living in the 26th congressional district to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece from each district is sent to Washington, D.C., and displayed in the Capitol Building.
'Taste of the Arts': A 60th anniversary celebration of Young Audiences of WNY
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Young Audiences of WNY is commemorating its 60th anniversary in the Western New York region with a weeklong celebration culminating in the "Taste of the Arts," an evening of art, food, drinks and community. This celebration coincides with National Young Audiences Week, which celebrates the significant contribution of cultural education of children throughout the U.S.
2nd booster doses for COVID-19 vaccine available from Erie County Department of Health clinics
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent update to COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations, and New York State Department of Health approval, the Erie County Department of Health is offering free second booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines to all who are eligible.
Higgins announces 'critical federal funding' to keep USS The Sullivans afloat
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Paul Marzello, president and CEO of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, to announce $490,000 in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park.
Empire State Development: Buffalo manufacturer to invest over $5 million in east side facility
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:40 pm
Empire State Development announced Buffalo Wire Works Co. will invest more than $5 million for the renovation and expansion of its manufacturing facilities on Buffalo's east side. A global leader in manufacturing screening media and wear parts for the mining, aggregate and industrial markets, the manufacturer will retain 179 employees and create 25 new jobs at its Buffalo locations.
National Public Health Week observed April 4-10
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
National Public Health Week takes place from April 4-10, "marking a time to recognize the central role of public health in supporting health and safety for all," the Erie County Department of Health announced.
Friends remember Grand Island resident Dorothy Bitner
Sat, Apr 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Friends of the late Dorothy Bitner held a memorial service on March 18 at the Bible Fellowship Center in her honor.
GIHS to host spring job fair
Sat, Apr 2nd 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School business department is seeking businesses that are hiring to come to a spring job fair from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Participating businesses will have a table in the large cafeteria. Students will be able to interview and discuss positions for summer employment.
Dr. Rubie Harris interview, part 3
Sat, Apr 2nd 2022 07:00 am
More of our conversation with Dr. Rubie Harris, assistant superintendent for business and finance of the Grand Island Central School District.
Grand Island High School PTSA plant sale
Sat, Apr 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Looking for beautiful plants and flowers this spring? It's easy to order them through the Grand Island High School PTSA plant sale. This 38th annual fundraiser supports PTSA scholarships and enrichment programs for high school students. A variety of potted plants and hanging baskets are being offered.
Health information management vendor identifies and addresses email security incident
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:05 am
Ciox Health, a company that provides health information management services to providers and insurers across the U.S., is working with its customers, including Catholic Health, to notify patients whose information may have been part of an incident involving unauthorized access to a Ciox employee's email account. About 1,300 hospital and primary care patients in Catholic Health are affected and will be receiving a letter from Ciox in the coming days.
Higgins honors Vietnam vet Roger Dearmyer on National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Wed, Mar 30th 2022 10:10 am
Marking National Vietnam War Veterans Day on Tuesday, Congressman Brian Higgins honored local veteran, Purple Heart recipient, Erie County Sheriff's Deputy and U.S. Army Specialist Roger Dearmyer, who recently passed on Dec. 31. Higgins' team said Dearmyer is "remembered by many as a hero on foreign soil and at home."
$21 million in funding for nation's first assertive community treatment teams dedicated to children & their families
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $21 million in funding awards for 15 Youth Assertive Community Treatment teams. New York is the first state in the nation to enact such teams, which serve children ages 10 to 21, and their families, providing services and support in the home and community settings.
ECMC achieves national LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index 2022 'Leader Status'
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:10 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. announced it has achieved "Leader Status" in the Human Rights Campaign's LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). ECMC scored 100 points in the HEI to earn the "LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader" designation.
Beechwood resident becomes a supercentenarian
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:10 pm
Celestine Siemankowski Bowman - Sally, a resident at Beechwood Continuing Care in Getzville - will celebrate a significant milestone on April 5, when she turns 110 years old. There will be a special birthday celebration at Beechwood, located at 2235 Millersport Highway, with her family, and then amongst her friends at the site.
'Happy Together Tour' returns to Erie County Fair
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 12:50 pm
An ensemble lineup of legendary pop music superstars from the 1960s and '70s returns to The Buffalo News Grandstand at the 2022 Erie County Fair. The "Happy Together Tour" will take to the stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Higgins: $17 million-plus in federal funding for WNY hospitals
Mon, Mar 28th 2022 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced grants totaling over $17.1 million to hospitals in Western New York. The awards were made through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist hospitals with urgent needs related to the national health emergency.
Jazz stars Ethan Iverson & Tom Harrell unite on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall
Mon, Mar 28th 2022 10:05 am
Ethan Iverson and Tom Harrell - two of modern jazz's foremost leading lights - will perform as part of the "Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic" series at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Upcoming Grand Island Library raffle to feature colorful book pillows
Sat, Mar 26th 2022 10:20 am
Children between the ages of newborn and 12 years will have the opportunity to win books and colorful book pillows in a raffle being held at the Grand Island Memorial Library in April. Thirteen book pillows were donated to the library by members of the Grand Island Golden Age Center.
Grand Island: Love Road residents bring backyard flooding issues to Town Board
Sat, Mar 26th 2022 10:10 am
Christa Regal has lived on Love Road for eight years. In that period of time, she said her neighbors have been unable to enjoy their backyards because of persistent drainage issues and copious amounts of standing water. "I'm just thankful that I have a raised little concrete patio that I am able to sit on. If it weren't for that little patio, I would have not been able to sit in the backyard at all."
Rubie Harris Q&A: Part II
Sat, Mar 26th 2022 10:10 am
More of our conversation with Dr. Rubie Harris, assistant superintendent for business and finance of the Grand Island Central School District.
Higgins: $1.5 million in federal funding for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins - co-chair of the House cancer caucus - joined Roswell Park CEO Dr. Candace Johnson to announce $1.5 million in federal funding awarded to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to open season with new exhibition: 'Two Wars: The Road to Integration'
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 01:35 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park announced a new exhibition that focuses on America's fight to integrate the armed forces. "Two Wars: The Road to Integration" will highlight key moments during the mid-20th century that led to the integration of the armed forces.
COVID cases tick up in Erie, Niagara counties
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 10:40 am
The number of reported coronavirus cases in Erie and Niagara counties has gone up for the first time in several weeks. As of Wednesday, the seven-day average of cases per a population of 100,000 was 8.25%. The seven-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the past three days was 1.86%. One week ago, those numbers were 6.82% and 1.79%, respectively.
Enrichment program available for lead-poisoned children in Erie County
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 09:55 am
For the parents of children with an elevated blood lead level, the future can seem uncertain. Knowing that a child has been exposed to lead - which is a neurotoxic poison - can raise questions about how best to reduce the risk of harmful developmental delays that lead can cause, especially in very young children.
NYSDOT announces start of $2.9 million project to upgrade culverts in Western New York
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 04:30 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez on Wednesday announced work has begun on a $2.9 million project that will repair or replace 12 culverts in Erie and Niagara counties, "enhancing safety and reducing the risk of flooding along several important roadways for the movement of people and commerce in Western New York."
Celebrate spring and help save lives by giving blood or platelets
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 10:00 am
It's officially spring! As the weather warms up and the latest COVID-19 surge continues to slow, many people are looking forward to meeting up with family and friends. At the start of this new season, the American Red Cross encourages the community to play an important role in helping save lives by making blood or platelet donation part of their spring plans.
Brothers of Mercy receives deficiency-free survey
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 10:15 am
The Brothers of Mercy Wellness Campus has achieved a deficiency-free survey from the New York State Department of Health.
WNY Earth Day Challenge underway in Erie County
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 10:00 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning announced the first-ever WNY Earth Day Challenge, created by the department and partners to encourage residents to celebrate Earth Day by learning about the environment and taking actions locally. The challenge runs from March 21 through April 30 and features numerous ways for individuals and families to not only learn more about how their activities can help to protect the environment but also participate in environmentally aware programming.
ECHDC board authorizes contract to extend Queen City Bike Ferry service
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Monday and authorized an amendment to a contract that will allow for the continuation of the Queen City Bike Ferry, a popular summertime amenity that links Canalside and the Outer Harbor via the Buffalo River.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 

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