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The gift that keeps on giving: Artpark presents 'A (Virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds' and Chevy Chase & Beverly D'Angelo
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 10:20 am
Light up your holidays and join Christmas' favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold, for a virtual salute to the holiday classic "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D'Angelo (Ellen) will lead audiences through this live Artpark event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the "Vacation" franchise, and answer fan questions in a live audience Q&A at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.
Jingle Falls going virtual in 2020
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 07:00 am
In light of current events, Jingle Falls USA will not be able to take place this year as you have known it for the past three years.
Niagara Falls: Restaino dedicates historic marker at US Custom House
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 02:55 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino on Saturday announced the official commemoration of the U.S. Custom House at Niagara Falls with the addition of a new historic marker. The mayor held a small press event to commemorate and celebrate the history of the site.
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle commits to Ohio State
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 11:25 am
Friday night, Lewiston-Porter junior Roddy Gayle had a big decision to make, but it was one he utmost felt incredibly comfortable with. In front of a few family, friends, media and Lew-Port administration and coaches, Gayle made his commitment to the Ohio State University during a ceremony in the Lancers gymnasium.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center updates visitor policy
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has reinstated a visitation policy aimed at better protecting its patients, staff and community members in response to the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Western New York. The policy will be reviewed regularly and will remain in effect until further notice. Beginning immediately:
Erie County: 'We need your help' to fight coronavirus
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:25 pm
New daily COVID-19 cases this week have been the highest seen within Erie County since the start of the pandemic, with few signs of slowing down soon.
15th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to provide food, spread hope to hungry
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:25 pm
In order to respond to the increased need for food assistance in the community due to the pandemic and to help make sure neighbors in need have enough to eat this holiday season, "97 Rock," Kaleida Health, WKBW "7 Eyewitness News" and FeedMore WNY will host the 15th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" food and fund drive.
Emergency Physicians urge Thanksgiving precautions to avoid becoming COVID-19 super-spreader event
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:45 am
This Thanksgiving, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recommends holiday hosts and guests prioritize efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and take steps to protect the health and safety of friends and family.
Survey: 7 out of 10 Americans unlikely to travel for holidays
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:35 am
A new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows many Americans are not expected to travel this holiday seasons. Results show 72% of Americans are unlikely to travel for Thanksgiving and 69% are unlikely to travel for Christmas, compounding the challenges for the hotel industry during this public health crisis.
Cashless tolling to go live overnight on state thruway's ticketed system
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced cashless tolling would go live on the New York State Thruway's ticketed system - more than a month ahead of schedule - during the overnight hours of Friday, Nov. 13, into Saturday, Nov. 14.
COVID-19 working group of Western New York releases consensus statement on mask usage
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:50 pm
A group of more than 20 health care and health-related organizations has released a statement on the importance of mask wearing in health care settings, and on masks as an effective tool to control the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. The statement includes:
Buy local campaign, Shop 716 gift card to boost Erie County small businesses
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:55 am
Building on the success of the popular Erie County Back to Business Grant Program, a $20 million direct investment in eligible local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Erie County Business Task Force is partnering with Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, the Erie County Industrial Development Agency and the NFTA to promote local businesses and stimulate economic activity prior to the holidays.
Women United winter drive
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:40 am
Women United of the United Way of Greater Niagara is collecting children's gloves, scarves, mittens and hats for local agencies in the Niagara Community.
Erie County Department of Health announces change in COVID-19 diagnostic test criteria
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 04:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing a change to its COVID-19 diagnostic testing criteria. The change will start with appointments scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Niagara County Legislature members quarantining
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 09:00 pm
Niagara County had 38 new positive coronavirus cases on Sunday, with 813 people tested (4.7%).
US Department of Transportation announces 'Click It or Ticket' enforcement mobilization
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 03:05 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Monday kicked off the annual "Click It or Ticket" national seat belt enforcement mobilization, reminding everyone that seat belts save lives.
Cuomo placing Erie County in 'yellow zone'
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 11:55 am
In a Monday morning conference call, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is placing parts of Erie County into his micro-cluster action initiative "yellow zone." Maps will be released this afternoon.
ECHDC adopts Outer Harbor general project plan, sets path for future improvements
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 11:15 am
The Outer Harbor GPP outlines future improvements that will be made to the city's Lake Erie waterfront to build on improvements that have been recently completed by EHCDC. The development plan includes recreational facilities to improve what is currently vacant, substandard or underutilized property along a nearly one-and-a-half mile stretch of Lake Erie waterfront.
National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week: AAA reminds drivers to 'Slow Down, Move Over'
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:30 am
National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week is held Nov. 9-15. AAA Western and Central New York reminds drivers to help protect workers and emergency personnel along roadways by following the "Slow Down, Move Over" law.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath & centerpiece sale to benefit hungry community members
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:10 am
Community members can spread holiday cheer and support their neighbors in need by participating in FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
Great Lakes Real Estate donates to SPCA
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:10 am
Great Lakes Real Estate agents support the Niagara County SPCA. Its agents recently collected $534 for the no-kill shelter operation.
Aquarium of Niagara to offer free admission to vets & active military on Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara wants to thank veterans and active military personnel for their service to this country by offering them free admission on Veterans Day.
Erie County has highest COVID-19 case count to date
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 09:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has confirmed 385 new coronavirus cases for Friday, Nov. 6. This is the highest daily case total among Erie County residents since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and exceeds the previous high total of 277 new cases set on May 4.
DeGlopper Memorial raising funds to continue capstone project
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 07:00 am
With the dedication of the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial scheduled for June 5, 2021, its expansion project committee decided to take fundraising initiatives to a new level this week through and continue it through the end of the year. The goal is to complete fundraising needs by raising $100,000.
Ribbon cut at Buffalo Black Achievers Museum
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:20 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the ribbon-cutting for the Buffalo Black Achievers Museum. Located on Jefferson Avenue on the city's East Side, the museum will provide a permanent home for exhibitions and archival resources designed to enlighten, educate, motivate and inspire visitors with its focus on notable African Americans - both past and present - who built Buffalo and are planning the city's future.
Hochul explains live music delay, why fans can't attend Buffalo Bills games
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
As Western New Yorkers know, not every industry reemerged from "New York State on PAUSE" when Gov. Andrew Cuomo placed the region in phase four reopening.
Kiwanians get back into swing of things
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 05:25 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston recently began its year with a focus on two subjects that seem to be in the media far too often.
Election 2020: Jacobs claims victory, Seaman poised to become DA
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 08:55 am
Republican Congressman Chris Jacobs is claiming victory in New York's 27th congressional district. He leads former Town of Grand Island supervisor and Democrat Nate McMurray by an unofficial margin of about 93,500. (202,252 votes cast to 108,715).
SBA honors our military spouses, veteran heroes & their entrepreneurial spirit
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:30 am
Across America, there are thousands of military veterans, spouses and transitioning service members looking to start their own businesses. These men and women are proven leaders, and we know that they make outstanding business leaders.
Town of Niagara Lions Club holding Veterans Day ceremony
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:30 am
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs are proud to again honor this nation's veterans with a very special ceremony at the newly constructed memorial in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Stella Niagara launches shoe drive fundraiser
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:30 am
Stella Niagara Education Park is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through Nov. 25. It will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected.
COVID-19: Niagara County health director offers guidance for residents as winter approaches
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 07:00 am
It's been said there was no playbook for the coronavirus. Instead, health experts and elected leaders had to come up with better practices on the fly, test those ideas with research, and see what worked best to limit the viral spread and keep people healthy.
Cuomo: $328 million for home heating aid to assist New Yorkers during cold weather months
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 01:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced more than $328 million in home heating aid is now available for low- and middle-income New Yorkers who need assistance keeping their homes warm during the coming winter season. Applications are now being accepted for the Home Energy Assistance Program, which provides federal funding to assist homeowners and renters with their heating costs during the cold weather months.
Niagara Falls: 'Art of Suffrage' exhibit at Power City Eatery
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 09:00 am
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is set to install an extension of "The Art of Suffrage" exhibit on Nov. 2. The display will be located at Power City Eatery on Third Street in Niagara Falls. It commemorates the 19th Amendment, which secured the right of women to vote.
Law mandating seat belt use in rear of all vehicles takes effect
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
New York's new rear seat belt law goes into effect Sunday, Nov. 1, requiring all passengers to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle, including passengers of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. Until now, passengers over age 16 were not required to wear seat belts in the rear seat in New York. The new law, championed by AAA New York State, will save lives and prevent injuries across state roadways by requiring all occupants in a motor vehicle to buckle up.
Owners of Brewed and Bottled, Sgt. Peppers, Mad Hatter look forward to reteaming, reopening on Center Street
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop will reopen with the added amenity of a beer garden, while Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces plans to expand its offerings (think: bacon), and Mad Hatter Tea House will partner products with paintings.
Niagara Falls nonprofits rewarded
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
On Wednesday, Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino joined Pinnacle Community Services, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, the Homeless Alliance of Western New York and other community partners to announce over $1.22 million toward the coordinated community effort to address youth homelessness in Niagara County.
New sound stage & studio facility will bring more Hollywood to Buffalo
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:50 am
With Buffalo's film industry potential on the rise, a new project to develop a 27-acre parcel into world-class studio facilities is headed to the city.
Fall back into safety: Change your clocks, check your smoke alarms
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am
As Daylight Saving Time comes to an end, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding all New Yorkers to check the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. They should also clean those units and test them to insure they are working. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have them replaced.
RG&E and AAA New York State join forces to prevent distracted driving
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
For the second consecutive year, RG&E and AAA New York State are partnering together during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The companies urge drivers to take charge of eliminating distractions by focusing on the road ahead as visual and mental attention is key to safe driving.
 

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