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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.
ECDOH: Prepare for winter with a flu vaccine
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 08:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Health strongly recommends a flu vaccine for everyone ages 6 months and older this fall. To encourage county residents to get vaccinated against flu, Deputy Executive Maria Whyte and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein received their flu vaccination Tuesday at a clinic for Erie County employees run by Wegmans.
Seneca Gaming Corp. plans 'Every Child Matters Walk'
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 11:10 am
Seneca Gaming Corp. invites the community to participate in a special "Every Child Matters" walk on Thursday, Sept. 30, in downtown Niagara Falls. It stated the event is "In an effort to bring greater understanding, awareness and healing to the atrocities faced by generations of Indigenous children at residential schools across the United States and Canada."
Erie County Department of Health announces school-based COVID-19 testing programs
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:05 pm
With support from approximately $18.5 million in federal funding, the Erie County Department of Health is coordinating COVID-19 testing for K-12 students and school staff.
Starbucks opens at Lewiston Tops
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 05:20 pm
Starbucks debuted inside DiMino Lewiston Tops on Monday. The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for owner Anthony DiMino and his staff.
Niagara University hosting 'Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art'
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:15 pm
A viewing of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence will serve as the centerpiece of an event Sept. 30 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum called "Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art."
Hochul announces COVID-19 booster doses for eligible New Yorkers
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a "robust" implementation of booster doses into the state's COVID-19 vaccination program, ensuring what her team called "an efficient, equitable and effective distribution of booster doses to eligible New Yorkers statewide."
Niagara County clerk, school districts to offer 'school bus driver career fairs' at DMV offices
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:00 am
Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Friday announced he is partnering with school districts across Niagara County in an attempt to address the school bus driver shortage by holding school bus driver career fairs at three Department of Motor Vehicle offices on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Hochul partners with Buffalo Bills, New York Giants & New York Jets to support vaccinations
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an integrated media and vaccine incentive program in partnership with all three New York professional football teams to support vaccinations among currently unvaccinated New Yorkers.
PPP milestone: In less than 2 months, 1 million borrowers apply for forgiveness
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 11:50 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration reached a major milestone Wednesday, as its Paycheck Protection Program direct borrower forgiveness portal recorded its one millionth PPP loan forgiveness application for borrowers seeking forgiveness for loans of $150,000 or less.
$1.6 billion clean energy investment to extend operating life of Niagara Power Project
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 01:05 pm
During Climate Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced completion of a $460 million modernization and life extension effort at the New York Power Authority's Lewiston Pump Generating Plant, and the digitization of the first of 13 hydropower turbines at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant.
Ice rink returning to Village of Lewiston
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 10:30 am
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink will return to Academy Park this winter, just in time for the holidays.
Higgins on extension of northern border shutdown: 'completely unnecessary & unexplained'
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 12:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as chair of the northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary group, released the following statement in response to the news the U.S. is extending border restrictions for Canadians through Oct. 21.
What is 'Lewiston Jeopardy!' fun-raises for HAL?
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 11:55 am
The newly remodeled Brickyard Brewing Company was the scene, Saturday night, for the return of "Lewiston Jeopardy!" - a beer and pizza fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston. Fans filled the second-floor banquet room to watch four rounds of questions (plus the all-important final question) while also competing for raffle tickets and other prizes during the "commercials." This event - canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting gatherings - raised more than $1,000 for HAL.
New Yorkers & visitors can fish for free on Saturday, Sept. 25
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced New York's fifth "Free Fishing Day" of the year is on Saturday, Sept. 25. It coincides with National Hunting and Fishing Day, which is celebrated annually to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing and target shooting. New York provides anglers with six "Free Fishing Days" each year.
Bed and breakfast, reuse of rathskeller eyed for Frontier House
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 11:00 am
When it comes to the Frontier House's reopening, the question is this: Do you want it done fast, or do you want it done right?
'Sound Moves Me' opening at Artpark
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:30 am
Artpark & Company on Thursday announced a new series of interactive outdoor arts workshops titled "Sound Moves Me" set along the Niagara River Gorge in the Artpark Percussion Garden area (lower park, South Fourth Street entrance). The series, offered free of charge and open to people of all ages and physical abilities, is set for 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoons from Sept. 25 through Oct. 23.
2021 Marble Orchard Ghost Walks canceled
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:30 am
On Wednesday, the Lewiston Council on the Arts announced, "We regretfully announce that the 2021 Marble Orchard Ghost Walks have been canceled."
Erie County Department of Health shares questions for parents & caregivers to ask child care centers
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
As many families with young children settle into their "back to school" routines, the Erie County Department of Health is offering parents and caregivers a set of questions to ask child care centers about their health and safety practices related to COVID-19. These include:
'Shop 716' e-gift cards and buy local campaign return to boost Erie County small businesses
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:00 pm
National Small Business Week is here, and Erie County is building on the success of 2020's popular small business initiatives by joining with partners to relaunch the "Shop 716" e-gift card and buy local marketing campaign programs for the final months of 2021.
Dua Lipa to bring 'Future Nostalgia Tour' to Buffalo
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 02:40 pm
On Monday, global pop superstar Dua Lipa announced the North American leg of her anticipated "Future Nostalgia Tour" for 2022, in support of the Grammy-winning album of the same name.
Kiwanis Club donates to Lewiston Fire Co., Oishei Children's Hospital; awards Keith Radford
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 08:35 am
On the closing night of the 63rd annual Niagara County Peach Festival, the Lewiston Kiwanis Club presented a check in the amount of $4,000 to the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. The organization, on Sunday, also presented a check for $883.80 to Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. This money will be used to purchase an additional automated external defibrillator for response vehicles.
Six Flags Darien Lake brings back the scare with return of Fright Fest
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
Six Flags Darien Lake will unleash its biggest, most spine-chilling Fright Fest yet this fall. This signature event brings thrills by day with trick-or-treat trails and family-friendly activities, and fright by night, featuring four eerie mazes and four blood-curdling scare zones, along with ominous, roaming zombies straight out of a nightmare.
'RockOut Cancer' returns to raise funds for those battling disease
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
"RockOut Cancer" will return to the Lewiston Stone House this weekend to raise money for services provided to those battling cancer - and more often than not - aid to their family members.
Peach Festival: Shanya Davis named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 12th 2021 11:00 pm
Sunday night at the Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. firehall, 19-year-old Shanya Davis of Niagara Falls was named the 2021-22 Peach Queen. She received her crown from Victoria Skrlin-Kozak, who took the title in 2019. The scholarship pageant did not take place in 2020, due to coronavirus safety restrictions.
Southpointe progress debated
Sat, Sep 11th 2021 07:00 am
Recent tree-cutting on swaths of land along Baseline Road from Love Road north to Staley Road is a clear sign that phase I development is underway for the Southpointe Planned Development District. The site is bordered on the east by I-190/South State Parkway.
Q&A: John Ford Coley on reconnecting with fans, hit songs & working with 2 Coreys
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 10:15 pm
John Ford Coley offered a disclaimer before our conversation began: "I appreciate you taking the time to ask me some questions. I will tell as many lies as I possibly can and, by the time we're done, they will all make me look good."
Old Fort Niagara to host grand encampment of American Revolution
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 01:45 pm
On Sept. 18-19, the American Revolution returns to Western New York in a big way. Three of the largest 18th century reenactment organizations in North America will converge on Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown for a weekend of large-scale battle reenactments, living history camps and other educational activities. The theme of the event will be "Raid and Retribution" focusing on the Revolution on the New York frontier.
Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash in residence at UB
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:55 pm
Grandmaster Flash, one of the virtuoso creators of hip-hop and leader of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - the genre's first act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - will be in residence at the University at Buffalo this fall. He will direct the next Working Artists Lab as part of a full semester of hip-hop inspired programming presented by the university's Arts Collaboratory.
'Ladders to the Outdoors' program launches at New York state parks
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:15 am
The Natural Heritage Trust and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently announced the "Ladders to the Outdoors" program is underway, and free recreational programs are available for booking at state parks throughout Niagara and Erie counties.
Hochul announces designation of COVID-19 as airborne infectious disease under state's HERO Act
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:10 am
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the commissioner of health designated COVID-19 "a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health" under New York state's HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of an airborne infectious disease, helping to prevent workplace infections.
Renovation to Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell completed
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Construction is now complete on the relocated and expanded Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell at Academy Park in Lewiston. In fact, a handful of parents wasted no time in bringing their children - contestants in next weekend's Peach Festival Fuzz and Blossom contests - to practice Friday on the new stage.
Lewiston playground work underway
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 01:00 pm
Construction is underway on the new playground to be built behind the Red Brick Municipal Building on North Fourth and Onondaga streets.
 

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