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Alzheimer's Association forum to address health disparities, outline path to equity in Black community
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 02:10 pm
In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer's Association, along with African American strategic partners, will host a virtual forum, "Alzheimer's and Dementia Conversations: Listening to the Voices of the Black Community," at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.
AARP tax prep services in Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 02:10 pm
During the tax season, AARP will provide income tax preparation services for those individuals 55 years of age and older.
'Silent epidemic': Study reveals impact of loneliness among older American women during pandemic
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 12:15 pm
A University at Buffalo researcher is among the co-authors on a recent paper that reveals how loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic has affected American women over the age of 70.
The War On Drugs to perform at Artpark on June 11
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 04:00 pm
The War On Drugs will perform at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Reserved seats are on sale now. The concert is presented by Live Nation and Funtime.
Williamsville Church to host virtual 'Night to Shine' prom celebration & 'Shine-Thru Parade' for people with special needs
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:20 pm
Epic Church Buffalo will host "Night to Shine" on Friday, Feb. 11, a prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older that's sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Organizers are encouraging people to register for the prom night experience.
Frontier House work to shift indoors, with anticipated warm-weather start
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:20 pm
Most of the repair work at the Frontier House in the past 10 years has been performed behind the scenes, revealed only through second-hand accounts. But in recent weeks, exterior work has been readily evident and on display for all to see, with massive lifts, scaffolding and tarps surrounding the 198-year-old building.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Meatless Fridays are much better when you can order a fish fry from Apple Granny, The Beach House, Roman Cafe or any one of Western New York's finest restaurants.
Old Fort Niagara announces special admission for Lincoln's birthday
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites readers to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday on Saturday, Feb. 12, with a special discount admission at the historic site in Youngstown.
National Wear Red Day calls women to 'Reclaim Your Rhythm' in Western New York
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 11:20 am
The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is rallying women in Western New York to "Reclaim Your Rhythm" on Friday, Feb. 4, as a part of the Association's Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day.
The Summit Federal Credit Union's 'Plates of Thanks' benefits FeedMore
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The Summit Federal Credit Union, one of the leading credit unions in Western New York, the Finger Lakes Region, and Central New York, recently presented a donation of $5,000 to FeedMore Western New York.
D'Youville College to welcome Sam Rapoport as commencement keynote speaker
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Wednesday, on National Girls & Women in Sports Day, D'Youville College announced Sam Rapoport - the National Football League's senior director for diversity, equity and inclusion - as its 2022 commencement keynote speaker. Rapoport will address the graduates and their families at the ceremony to be held Saturday, May 14.
UB researcher recruiting for Buffalo study on concussion in kids and teens
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
A University at Buffalo concussion researcher is recruiting children and teens ages 8-17 for a study examining the effects of sports-related concussion in youths.
NYS mask mandate extended until Feb. 10
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 07:00 am
On Friday, at the tail end of her speech at a press event regarding a downstate snowstorm, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her mask mandate would remain in place through Feb. 10. The indoor face covering requirement was slated to end Feb. 1.
ECDOH to offer walk-in COVID-19 testing at 2 sites
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has expanded its coronavirus testing operations to the Jesse Nash Health Center at 608 William St., Buffalo. This site is offering free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays. Walk-ins/drive-ups are welcome; appointments will be accepted, but not required.
Bleachers to perform at Artpark on July 27
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 01:50 pm
Following their performance debut on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" earlier this month, Bleachers will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater with special guest Beabadoobee at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. The concert is presented by Live Nation and Funtime.
USDA awards Veggie Van study $750,000 to expand resources for mobile market operators
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo's Veggie Van team has received $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the expansion of the Veggie Van Training Center and the Mobile Market Coalition, resources that are used by mobile markets across the country.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center sets Black History Month events
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 07:00 am
As part of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center's commitment to preserving and promoting the legacy of and bringing visibility to Black stories in Niagara Falls, several events and programs in February will celebrate Black History Month.
Higgins, Poloncarz & Nowakowski announce FCC Affordable Connectivity Program
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Filmore District Councilman Mitch Nowakowski on Friday announced efforts to expand and improve broadband access for families across Western New York.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Sage Tavern could be Lewiston's oldest home
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
Many Lewiston residents enjoy stopping by the Hill-vue Restaurant on Ridge Road just east of Model City Road for a tasty meal. Next time you go, take notice of the building immediately east of the parking lot, because that is the topic of today's article.
Lew-Port community comes together for 'One District, One Book'
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
The Lewiston Porter "One District, One Book" ("ODOB") literacy initiative continues to create community excitement!
What to do with 2022?
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
So, what is the mindset for 2022?
New York state requests $1.6 billion in additional federal funding for emergency rental assistance
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced New York state requested an additional $1.6 billion from the U.S. Treasury Department to help fulfill the significant unmet need among struggling tenants and landlords who have applied for Emergency Rental Assistance.
Hochul gets stay on mask mandate
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul's team announced a stay was granted Tuesday on her coronavirus mask mandate.
City of Niagara Falls to distribute COVID-19 at-home test kits
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls has received 900 at-home coronavirus test kits. It will distribute them at the Niagara Falls Fire Department Administration Building, 3115 Walnut Ave., on the following dates and times:
'Powerful women in sports' conference to be led by UB's Center for Advancement of Sport
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:35 pm
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Advancement of Sport is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day with "Powerful Women in Sports," a remote sports law roundtable featuring women sports professionals.
Higgins: $1 million in federal funding for University at Buffalo to support health care workers
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $1,079,333 awarded to the Research Foundation for the State University at New York. Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the grant supports the University at Buffalo Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program.
Report: Hotels continue moving toward recovery in 2022
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
The hotel industry will continue moving toward recovery in 2022, but the path will be uneven and potentially volatile, and full recovery is still several years away, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association's 2022 state of the hotel industry.
Tax filing season is open: File your returns for free today
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Monday announced the start of the income tax filing season. It's begun processing income tax returns, including those submitted using the Free File software available on the Tax Department website.
Performer shares magic of 'Disney on Ice'
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 11:50 am
Janie Ochitwa discovered her passion as a small child when she saw a performance of Mary Poppins in an ice show. At the age of 6, she began taking lessons in figure skating, and the skater who played the role of Mary Poppins became her coach.
Brewed & Bottled reopens in new Lewiston location
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 09:45 am
It was only fitting that, after two years waiting to reopen Brewed & Bottled Craft Beer Shop, owner Chris Budde watched as nearly 2 feet of snow landed on Lewiston just three days after he welcomed customers back.
Non-US individuals will need to be vaccinated to enter country at borders
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:35 pm
Beginning Jan. 22, the Department of Homeland Security will require non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the U.S. via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and provide related proof of vaccination. These new restrictions will apply to non-U.S. individuals who are traveling for both essential and nonessential reasons. They will not apply to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or U.S. nationals.
PSC cuts National Grid rate hike request
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:15 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a three-year rate plan for National Grid customers living in upstate New York that is significantly lower than what the company initially requested.
ECDOH updates schools & school districts on state guidance related to COVID-19 case investigations
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health offered another update to school district superintendents and non-public school administrators on Thursday.
Catholic Charities Appeal 2022 launches; continues with theme of 'HOPE'
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
Appeal officials and co-chairs on Wednesday launched Appeal 2022, in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the diocesan "Fund for the Faith," with a goal of raising $9.5 million by June 30. This year's theme is once again "HOPE."
Gear up for spring semester with these educational tools
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 11:10 am
The spring semester represents the academic home stretch, that time of the school year when students can see the finish line. But that doesn't mean they should coast their way to the end of the year. Be sure that they're properly equipped to put in their best effort.
Snow-covered areas can compound winter problems
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 10:45 am
With most of Western New York still digging out from Monday's record snowfall, NOCO is reminding homeowners to also make sure they are clearing their home's furnace vents. These vents are typically white PVC pipes located on the side of a house, which allow the furnace to properly exhaust.
Big Lots supports heart & brain health through American Heart Association's 'Life Is Why' campaign
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 10:25 am
Big Lots is supporting the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, through "Life Is Why," a cause marketing campaign benefitting the American Heart Association. "Life Is Why" aims to inspire consumers to celebrate their reasons to live healthier, longer lives - by giving.
Winter is here: Severe cold advice, prep tips
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 10:35 am
Extremely cold temperatures and negative wind chills are expected this weekend, along with significant snowfall. Winter storm watches and wind chill advisories/warnings are in effect in many areas. AAA Western and Central New York wants to ensure drivers are prepared for what lies ahead.
'Hope Takes Flight' with Relay For Life
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 07:00 am
The snow glittered under the bright sunlight on Jan. 8, and the temperature sat at a frozen 10 degrees. At Veterans Park, the weather did not deter Relay For Life's first lap.
NCCC COVID testing site reopens
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 05:05 pm
Beginning the week of Jan. 18, the Niagara County Community College site will reopen at Building G, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Daily hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 

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