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DEC highlights state's leadership in reducing waste on 'New York Recycles Day'
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 11:05 am
On Friday, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recognized Nov. 15 as "New York Recycles Day," celebrating the state's national leadership in promoting recycling and reducing waste. New York's efforts complement America Recycles Day, a national initiative to raise awareness of the economic, environmental and social benefits of reducing, reusing and recycling.
LiveNF Makers Market presented by Niagara Falls National Heritage Area slated for Nov. 30
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 11:05 am
Join LiveNF for a celebration of local creativity and holiday fun on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. The 2019 Makers Market presented by The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area will feature 120 vendors, seven musical guests, live art, and three craft workshops for kids, including the Western New York Book Arts Center Printing Letter Press.
Erie County designated as a 'Clean Energy Community'
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 11:05 am
Erie County has been designated a "Clean Energy Community" by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, recognizing the county's leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally. Erie County received the designation for completing four of 10 high-impact clean energy actions identified by NYSERDA as part of the $16 million Clean Energy Communities initiative announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August 2016.
2020 Niagara County tentative budget at a new historic low
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 10:25 am
Niagara County's taxpayers can expect their property tax rates to be reduced to a historic low next year if the budget prepared by County Manager Rick Updegrove and Budget Director Dan Huntington is approved by county lawmakers next month.
Kaleida Health Foundation leads donation drive to benefit Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor during annual employee summit
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 10:25 am
Earlier this week, the Kaleida Health Foundation coordinated the donation of hundreds of personal care items, child care items and clothing to the Buffalo City Mission to benefit the agency's women and children's shelter, Cornerstone Manor.
NCSO deputy nets WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium award
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 10:25 am
Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Deputy Chief Daniel Engert, the deputy jail administrator at the Niagara County Correctional Facility, received a Gold Key Award from the WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium at the 30th annual awards luncheon.
Koch honored with proclamation
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 07:00 am
The late William Koch was honored at the Nov. 4 Grand Island Town Board meeting with a town proclamation noting his lifelong advocacy for preservation of area history.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: District governor makes visit
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 07:00 am
Bob Artis, the Rotary District 7090 governor, visited the Rotary Club of Grand Island's recent breakfast meeting to share Rotary International President Mark Maloney's theme for the 2019-20 year: "Rotary Connects The World."
Lewiston Town Board discusses preliminary 2020 budget
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board held a Nov. 7 public hearing on its 2020 $18,463,867 preliminary budget. The numbers represent a $336,238 (1.85%) increase over the 2019 budget. However, the plan also shows a projected 0.47% tax decrease.
Porter reviews budget: Garbage fee returns for town residents
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Porter Town Board took limited commentary at its special meeting Tuesday to consider the town's preliminary $5.241 million budget for 2020.
Winter casts a blow to Lewiston Family Ice Rink
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 07:00 am
So, what is going on with the Lewiston Family Ice Rink?
AG James, Gov. Cuomo file expanded lawsuit against International Joint Commission over substantial flooding damages
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 06:10 pm
Building on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's lawsuit against the International Joint Commission, Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today filed an expanded lawsuit on behalf of New York state against the IJC for failing to implement its flood protocol for the Moses-Saunders Power Dam.
Explore & More is now a Blue Star Museum ... and More
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:50 pm
Veterans Day was a very busy day at Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum. Through the support of National Fuel, active military personnel and veterans were invited to come play in the museum for free.
Salvation Army makes it easier to give
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:40 pm
More shoppers are carrying less cash these days, and it poses a challenge to The Salvation Army, which funds much of its yearly budget through The Red Kettle Campaign.
'Airman for a Day' puts spotlight on Tianna
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:20 pm
A special guest visited the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station last week named, Tianna Colarusso. The 9 year old was commissioned in as the youngest honorary U.S. Air Force 2nd lieutenant as part of the "Airman for a Day" program.
Benedict announces for Niagara County Court judge
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:20 pm
Michael E. Benedict has announced his candidacy for Niagara County Court judge in 2020.
Officials, players rally around youth tackle football
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:15 pm
Though the New York Legislature is out of session, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello wants to start the grass-roots conversation on a bill that is likely to pass if opposition does not stop it.
AAA enters new prescription partnership with GoodRx
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:10 pm
AAA and GoodRx have partnered to provide incredible savings at leading pharmacies to help AAA members save on prescriptions for the entire family, including pets. Even if you have health insurance to pay for your prescriptions, insurance co-pays are often higher than the discounts provided by GoodRx. AAA members can save up to 85% on prescriptions with GoodRx.
Celebrate Native American culture at Niagara Power Vista
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:05 pm
The New York Power Authority, in recognition of Native American Heritage Month, will host a variety of cultural activities, presentations and performances on Saturday at its Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road. Visitors can help build longhouses and learn about the history of lacrosse.
Conversation on compassionate community health set for Nov. 20
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:05 pm
On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 20, the idea of compassionate community health will be explored at a mini-conference at Mount St. Mary's Hospital (Room 249), 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments and will be held from 5-7 p.m.
UB launches Blue Table online food pantry service
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:05 pm
University at Buffalo students who have trouble accessing affordable food now have support on campus from Blue Table. The online food pantry service began with a soft launch in April and has been fully operational since the beginning of the fall semester.
Mobile Safety-Net Team, UBRI launch new website providing critical data outlining needs in 12 WNY communities
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:05 pm
Poverty remains persistent and factors such as access to transportation, consumer debt and affordable housing are contributing factors for most communities in the Buffalo Niagara Region, according to research unveiled this month in a new interactive website created by The Mobile Safety-Net Team, in partnership with the University at Buffalo's Regional Institute (UBRI).
November is top month for car-deer collisions in New York
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:05 pm
Opening day of regular season deer hunting is Nov. 16 in most areas of Western and Central New York, which will stir the deer population, which is already active due to mating season. AAA is warning motorists to be extra cautious on the roads and to scan for deer.
AAA: More than 55 million travelers taking to roads & skies this Thanksgiving
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 07:00 am
More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005.
FDR remembers Pearl Harbor
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 07:00 am
Albert McFadyen, who has taken on the role of FDR for many years, will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at The History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. McFadyen, a longtime actor, will portray President Franklin D. Roosevelt to commemorate the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, and the battles of World War II.
NYS Gaming Commission invites charitable organizations to learn do's & don'ts of raffle fundraisers
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 05:15 pm
Tis the season when well-intentioned charitable organizations conduct raffles to raise funds for worthy causes. The New York State Gaming Commission's Division of Charitable Gaming reminds everyone that raffles, like other forms of charitable gaming, are subject to certain laws.
Hockey Fights Cancer night in Buffalo slated for Nov. 16
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team, in partnership with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, will again take part in the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer program during the team's home game against the Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
Buffalo will KISS the winter hello
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 11:10 am
Rock 'n' roll legends KISS announced the "End Of The Road Tour" will make a stop at KeyBank Center at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 2020. This is the band's final tour ever.
North Tonawanda foundation announces $500,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 09:40 am
On Thursday, the E & W G Foundation, a subsidiary of the East Hill Foundation, announced a $500,000 commitment to support construction for the recuperative care unit in the new Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St. The new unit will be named the East Hill Foundation recuperative care unit, and will be housed on the second floor of the new community center.
Niagara County native, a World War II vet & Purple Heart recipient, to be honored in Lockport
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 09:40 am
Niagara County native, World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient Everett A. Fitchlee will be honored for his military service from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Elks Lodge, 6791 N. Canal Road, Lockport.
NYS Department of Labor recognizes success of NYPA, IBEW apprentice training program during National Apprenticeship Week
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:45 pm
The New York State Department of Labor today recognized 52 electric workers from the New York Power Authority and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) locals 2104 and 2032 for their participation in a statewide apprentice training program. The clean energy jobs program, now running for two successful years, helps prepare trade and technical workers for jobs in the energy sector supporting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Green New Deal," a nation-leading clean energy and jobs agenda that puts New York on a path to carbon neutrality.
Niagara Greenway projects to be discussed
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:35 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, to determine the consistency of the next round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at the NOCO Pavilion in Sheridan Park at 450 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda.
Niagara, Orleans planning committee showcases 20 shoreline resiliency projects awarded New York state 'REDI' funding
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:35 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid today showcased 20 shoreline resiliency projects in Niagara and Orleans counties that are receiving an estimated $49 million in state funding through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI). The projects were reviewed at a meeting of the Niagara and Orleans REDI Region Planning Committee, which includes local elected officials and other stakeholders.
5th annual 'Art Off The Wall' fundraiser to benefit Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
The fifth annual "Art Off The Wall" exhibition and fundraiser to benefit the Carnegie Art Center opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and will give visitors a unique opportunity to purchase original artwork. Local artists have donated works priced at $20 for the event.
Study: Getting a good night's rest is important for better bone health
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
Getting five or fewer hours of sleep a night is associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) and higher odds of osteoporosis, according to the findings of the largest study of sleep and BMD to date among U.S. postmenopausal women.
South end housing initiative hosts Thanksgiving dinner
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
The south end housing initiative, a collaborative effort led by Niagara University through the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement to revitalize and expand housing in the south end of the City of Niagara Falls, invites residents of that area to "Gather as Partners" on Thursday, Nov. 21, for a Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC incubator, 616 Niagara St.
Fantastic Friends of WNY to hold annual special needs fashion show
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 04:35 pm
Fantastic Friends of WNY Inc. will hold its second annual "Fantastic Friends Rock the Runway" fashion show, which includes a live and silent auction at Salvatore's Italian Gardens at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. This is a unique, interactive event with a goal of educating the community on individuals with special needs while raising needed funds for an area nonprofit.
Winter warming readiness fair in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
Pinnacle Community Services cares about the well-being of the community. As the first snowflakes fall, it is assisting others with preparing for the cold of winter. Members of the community are invited to attend "Winter Warming, a Winter Readiness Fair," from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 1522 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Community Foundation now accepting applications for 2020 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2020 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process.
NYSEG, RG&E remind customers New York's HEAP enrollment begins
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
With the cold weather fast approaching and customers seeking to heat their homes, NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., remind customers enrollment for New York's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is now open.

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