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Inaugural season of Roller Rink at Canalside deemed a success
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 10:35 am
With one final weekend to go in the inaugural season of the Roller Rink at Canalside, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announced the rink has been "a tremendous success."
UB School of Management experts say supply chain breakdown will be problematic for holiday shoppers
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 04:30 pm
This holiday season, expect shortages of gift items like toys, clothes and appliances, as well as delays in order fulfilment — all caused by global supply chains disruptions.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds New Yorkers to keep safe during Halloween celebrations
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 02:00 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and the New York State Department of Health continue to urge caution to parents and children during this year's Halloween celebrations to help stay safe from variants of COVID-19. They stated, "Halloween spooktacular traditions may still look different this year, but there are basic tips everyone can follow to allow children and families to have fun and be safe."
Fall back into safety - change your clocks, check your smoke alarms
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:50 pm
As New Yorkers prepare for the end of Daylight Saving Time, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding all New Yorkers to check the batteries and test their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have their batteries replaced.
ECDOH: Lead is a poison, but lead poisoning is preventable
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct. 24-30).
Niagara Falls USA hosts citywide convention
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:15 pm
Destination Niagara USA and the Conference & Event Center of Niagara Falls are welcoming the 43rd Annual Public Employees Federation (PEF) Conference (Sunday, Oct. 24, through Wednesday, Oct. 27).
Old Fort Niagara hosts French Heritage Days
Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara celebrates the Niagara Region's French heritage with two days of special programming designed to highlight the early French occupation of the area.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru returns nightly this December
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:40 pm
The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru will return to brighten up the holiday season for families across Western New York this December.
Vietnam veterans wall, photo exhibit on display at Niagara County Courthouse
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski hosted a brief ceremony on Tuesday to open a display of the Niagara County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the "Our Photo Album" exhibit featuring photos taken by Vietnam veterans during their tours of duty. The display will be open at least through Veteran's Day (Thursday, Nov. 11) at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.
Niagara County Department of Health promotes upcoming #VaxToSchool clinics
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in Gov. Kathy Hochul's #VaxToSchool initiative at upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
Artpark & Company awarded for interactive wayfinding system
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Tuesday morning, at the "Murmuration" art installation, New York nonprofit organization Parks & Trails New York presented a "big check" to Artpark & Company. This was done to acknowledge a $50,000 award to create a comprehensive wayfinding system and incorporate public Wi-Fi along Artpark's pathways. The goal is to provide data access to a diverse demographic of visitors, and to serve as a functional necessity for an interactive signage system and data collection.
Hochul directs flags on all state buildings lowered to half-staff in honor of Gen. Colin Powell
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 03:45 pm
On Monday, Gov. Kathy Hochul said, "I am saddened by the passing of Gen. Colin Powell, a New Yorker and son of immigrants who rose to the height of American public service during a distinguished career. As the first Black person to serve as National Security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state after graduating from the City University of New York, Gen. Powell blazed a path forward for others to follow throughout his decades of service to the United States."
Body identified
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:00 pm
On Friday, New York State Park Police Det. Sgt. Brian P. Nisbet released the following: The body which was recovered on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2021, from the Lower Niagara River near Niagara on the Lake in Canada has been positively identified as Kameron D. Stenzel of Sanborn, New York. Stenzel was last seen in the Lower Niagara River near the whirlpool on Oct. 11, 2021.
Following Higgins' requests for answers, CDC updates guidance on border crossing
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:00 pm
Following a request for clarity by Congressman Brian Higgins, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance relative to recognizing people as fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the eyes of the U.S. government.
Grand Island Boulevard growing, changing
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 01:20 pm
Grand Island Boulevard has undergone tremendous transformation in recent years, with residential property growth beginning to keep pace with commercial development.
Attorney General James to deliver up to $75 million to Western New York to combat opioid crisis
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 01:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday continued her statewide "HealNY" tour of New York state with a stop in Buffalo, where she announced she will deliver up to $75 million to Western New York to combat the opioid epidemic.
Research and Design brings life to vacant Lewiston space
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 11:00 am
Lewiston residents Rani (Somayaji) and Dennis Salemi recently opened Research and Design inside the former HSBC Bank on Center Street. The interior redesign is, quite frankly, shocking, as the space that once housed teller windows, cubicles and a conference room now boasts a mural; an open retail design with designer clothing, shoes and jewelry; and a children's room brimming with toys and Lewiston-branded shirts.
Niagara Falls holds meeting with community stakeholders to unveil plans for a new community event campus
Thu, Oct 14th 2021 08:25 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino invited stakeholders in the Niagara Falls community to discuss plans for a new, multifaceted year-round event campus. Thursday afternoon at City Hall, Restaino, alongside his partners at CJS Architects, presented initial renderings of everything the facility has to offer both tourists and residents of Niagara Falls. This is one of seven stakeholder meetings in the Niagara Falls community.
Higgins announces plans for US to reopen its northern border to vaccinated Canadians in November
Wed, Oct 13th 2021 08:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday night announced the United States is planning to reopen its land border to Canadians in November.
Updated Buffalo Niagara Convention Center puts out welcome mat for new business
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center has a fresh new look following the completion of $1.2 million in lobby improvements, including new flooring, lighting and technology that transform the facility's lobby into a more accessible and tech-friendly space.
USAN approves Destination Niagara USA as new manager of Conference Center, Old Falls Street
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 12:05 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Tuesday and authorized Destination Niagara USA as manager of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, beginning in January 2022.
Cynthia Pegado's 'Art Moves Me' awarded grant
Mon, Oct 11th 2021 04:40 pm
A local therapeutic dance program for people with Parkinson's disease has been awarded a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation.
MacKenzie Smith awarded HAL Tuscarora scholarship
Mon, Oct 11th 2021 01:35 pm
Sunny skies and mild temperatures greeted community leaders and citizens who met on Indigenous Peoples' Day, Oct. 11, to honor a local student from the Tuscarora Nation.
Leaders in Niagara Falls stress 'urgent need' to reopen US border to Canadians
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 09:45 pm
Business and community leaders in Niagara Falls are calling on the U.S. government to reopen its land border to Canadians.
Niagara County woman triumphs over COVID-19
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 01:55 pm
Seven months after it began, a Niagara County Woman's journey in the shadows of COVID-19 came to a happy conclusion when she was discharged from the specialized ventilator care unit at Elderwood at Williamsville on Friday.
Phone calls to change: NCSO reminds residents of new 10-digit dialing transition
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:20 am
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti, along with the Niagara County Police Chiefs, remind residents the 10-digit dialing transition is approaching.
Fire Prevention Week: Test smoke alarms now before cold weather brings increased threat of home fires
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
This Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 3-9), the American Red Cross of Western New York urges you to test your smoke alarms before the threat of home fires increases with cold weather.
43North announces 2021 startup competition finalists
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the 19 finalists for the 43North seventh annual startup competition. The finalists will be coming to Buffalo later this month to pitch for one of eight investments totaling $5 million, including a top prize of $1 million.
Niagara Aquarium Foundation elects new chairwoman to board of trustees
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
The Niagara Aquarium Foundation has elected Christine Lorenz as chairwoman of the board of trustees. Lorenz was elected to the board in 2016 and has served as the vice chair and the chair of both the nominations and partnership committees.
Hochul signs legislation helping homeless, disabled & elderly SNAP recipients to purchase prepared meals
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday signed legislation (S.64/A.1524) establishing a statewide restaurant meals program as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The legislation mandates the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to apply for USDA approval to authorize the program, which would allow homeless, elderly and disabled SNAP recipients to use their benefits for prepared or hot food from participating restaurants
Hochul proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announced $6.5 million in funding that will allow state-licensed service providers to offer survivors of domestic violence and their families with options for assistance and support, instead of relying on shelter-based services, and that will also enhance prevention programs.
Enter NFP's new pumpkin-carving contest
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 10:50 am
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or kookiest pumpkin designs can win you a great grandprize in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
TIME FOR THE WING TO ENTER THE RING; vote for 'WNY's Best Wings'
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 10:45 am
If there is a better food than chicken wings, we haven't found it.
United Way of Niagara annual campaign kickoff honors community members
Fri, Oct 1st 2021 10:00 am
The United Way of Greater Niagara held its annual awards breakfast and campaign kickoff - for the first time in two years - on Friday, Sept. 24, at the Niagara Riverside Resort in Niagara Falls.
Get screened for breast cancer: Erie County cancer services program urges women to get a mammogram
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:50 pm
In coordination with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Erie County cancer services program (CSP) is urging women to talk to their health care providers about scheduling their mammograms. The CSP helps uninsured and underinsured women get free mammograms.
$373 million for home heating aid to assist New Yorkers during cold weather months
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced more than $373 million in home heating aid is becoming available for low- and middle-income New Yorkers who need assistance keeping their homes warm during the upcoming winter season. Applications open Friday, Oct. 1, for the Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as HEAP.
Home haunt in North Tonawanda opens
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:35 pm
For the third year in a row, local construction company WNY Property Kings will host a house haunt at 870 Lee Ave., North Tonawanda. The event opens Friday, Oct. 1, and will benefit the Ten Lives Club and the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
Dental care: The best, worst & unproven tools to care for teeth, according to UB study
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:40 am
Do probiotics prevent gum disease? Is flossing necessary? Many patients are unable to confidently answer these questions and more due to the abundance of conflicting medical information. However, new research led by the University at Buffalo aims to separate fact from fiction in determining which oral hygiene tools actually prevent gum disease.
Grim reminder: Latest roadside tragedies underscore need for drivers to slow down, move over
Wed, Sep 29th 2021 02:50 pm
The recent deaths of two AAA tow providers, killed while assisting motorists, highlight just how dangerous it is for individuals who regularly work along the shoulders of America's busy and congested roads.
Memorial to hold vaccine booster clinics
Wed, Sep 29th 2021 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will begin holding weekly community COVID-19 vaccine booster shot clinics this week.
 

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