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DEC encourages anglers to safely enjoy ice fishing this winter
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos encouraged outdoor enthusiasts to consider ice fishing this winter season.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial
Fri, Dec 24th 2021 07:05 am
In case you have not yet heard, the four days from July 1-4, 2022, we will host one of Lewiston's grandest parties in many years, our bicentennial celebration. Mark your calendar now - do not miss it!
Annual Youngstown-Porter Christmas Baskets program a success
Fri, Dec 24th 2021 07:00 am
Organizers of the annual Youngstown-Porter Christmas Baskets program held its distribution of Christmas gifts and food boxes to more than 60 area families in the River Region last weekend.
Omicron variant has been detected in Erie County, UB scientists report
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 05:15 pm
The highly transmissible omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has been detected in Erie County, University at Buffalo scientists and Erie County health officials reported Wednesday. The variant was found in virus samples, analyzed by a UB team that has been sequencing the virus in the region, of Western New Yorkers who tested positive this month.
Buffalo Sabres announce updated vaccine policy
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 09:30 am
In accordance with the New York state mandate, the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits and KeyBank Center are updating vaccination policy. Beginning immediately, all guests 5-11 will be required to present proof of at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for entry into all events, concerts, Bandits and Sabres games.
Avoid these surprisingly common holiday accidents & injuries
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 07:00 am
'Tis the season for accidents and injuries that send thousands of people to the emergency department each year. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) asked emergency physicians around the country what they typically see on a shift during the holidays, and here are some of the most common injuries to avoid in preparation for the festivities:
New funding to help counties with COVID-19 response costs
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced she is making $65 million available to counties across New York to help with the costs associated with administering vaccines and boosters, and enforcing the mask-or-vaccine mandate for indoor public places that went into effect statewide last week.
New gallery directors at NACC
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 10:05 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced the appointment of Ray Robertson and Dana Tyrrell as co-gallery directors of the Townsend Gallery, Kudela Garden Gallery, and NACC permanent exhibitions.
Magical winter break fun at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 11:15 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled the month of December with magical holiday experiences designed to create unforgettable memories for all ages.
Minutes matter: Helipad opens at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 05:15 pm
Catholic Health continues its commitment to providing high-quality health care in Niagara County with the opening of a new helipad at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Artpark & Company awarded $49,500 by New York State Council on the Arts
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 11:15 am
Artpark & Company has received a grant award totaling $49,500 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), part of an effort to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York state's $105 million investment in the arts for fiscal year 2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June.
Erie County offers masks to area houses of worship for use & distribution through end of year
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 10:20 am
The Erie County Department of Health and Live Well Erie are extending an offer to houses of worship countywide to place orders for masks for use at holiday services and distribution to their worship communities.
Have you made your holiday safety list & checked it twice?
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 09:15 pm
The holiday season is here. Across the state, New Yorkers are beginning to hang their lights, decorate their homes, break out the holiday candles, and set up their Christmas trees. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) would like to remind everyone of a few safety tips to have an enjoyable and safe holiday season.
'Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown' booked for Artpark
Wed, Dec 15th 2021 12:00 pm
"Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown" tour will play the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Impaired driving enforcement campaign running during holiday season
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced that state and local law enforcement agencies throughout New York will be stepping up patrols targeting impaired driving during the holiday travel season.
Gone, but not forgotten: American Red Cross of WNY to honor unclaimed WWI veterans with Wreaths Across America dedication
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 10:20 am
At noon on Saturday, Dec. 18, members of the American Red Cross of Western New York Service to the Armed Forces Committee will participate in their first national Wreaths Across America dedication at Riverdale Cemetery in Lewiston.
Donation drives will support Niagara Falls community this Christmas
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 10:15 am
It's the season of giving, and the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative is collecting donations for two campaigns to support the Niagara Falls community this holiday season.
$45 million in funding to propel recovery of nonprofit arts & culture sector
Mon, Dec 13th 2021 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced $45 million in grant awards through the New York State Council on the Arts. Her team said, "Grants administered by NYSCA this year will provide critical aid to bolster nonprofit arts and culture organizations and artists as they embark on a dynamic multiyear recovery process."
Northwell Health deploying nurses to fight COVID-19 surge in Western New York
Sat, Dec 11th 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced Northwell Health, New York state's largest health system, has dispatched a team of skilled nurses to Western New York to answer the call for more medical personnel to help a region overburdened with a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Hochul instituting statewide mask mandate in New York to address winter coronavirus surge
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement.
Town of Niagara, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls join to give back to Niagara community
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 07:00 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with the Town of Niagara to continue a holiday tradition that started more than 20 years ago: donating more than $50,000 to various organizations that benefit the residents of the Town of Niagara and its neighboring communities.
Warren's Village Hardware for sale
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 07:00 am
In Lewiston, the answer to "Who you gonna call" isn't Ghostbusters. It's Warren's.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens donates record amount fresh produce to a community in need
Thu, Dec 9th 2021 09:05 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens donated more than 700 pounds of fresh, organic produce to Gerard Place's Community Kitchen this year. After three years of partnership, the 100% community-funded, organic eco garden at the Botanical Gardens produced the biggest and most diverse harvest to date. This produce helped feed a community of people where the need was three times greater because of the pandemic.
Almost 7,000 new COVID cases in Erie & Niagara counties
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 02:25 pm
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Erie and Niagara counties.
FASNY: Heat your home safely
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 12:55 pm
This year, we saw a short autumn, leaving New Yorkers to feel the cooler weather sooner than normal. As a result, residents have been turning on their heat and curling up next to their fireplaces. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) wants to remind everyone to follow some simple tips when preparing their homes for winter.
Higgins: $22.2 million-plus delivered to Buffalo & Niagara Falls airports
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced more than $22.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding has been awarded to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to provide economic relief for airport operations and concessions to address lost revenue due to the pandemic.
'It's A Wonderful Life' part of Youngstown's 'Christmas in the Village'
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 07:00 am
"It's A Wonderful Life" will be presented as a live radio performance at 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11-12 at 418 Main St.
Lindsey Stirling returning to Buffalo to spread holiday cheer
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 05:45 pm
At the "Lindsey Stirling Holiday Program," fans expect a mix of hit songs - plus new music from "Artemis," a musical collection Stirling turned into a comic book series - and selections from "Warmer in the Winter." Stirling's holiday album is a fun collection of Christmas covers - including "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," "Santa Baby" and "Somewhere In My Memory (Main Title From 'Home Alone')." The virtuoso violinist also sings on "I Wonder as I Wander."
'Weird Al' Yankovic returns to Lewiston for Artpark concert
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic has announced his 133-date "The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour," which includes a concert in Artpark's Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022. The show is presented by Live Nation.
Hochul announces 5 confirmed COVID-19 omicron variant cases in New York
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday night announced the first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant in New York state.
'Rockin' With Santa' looks to help area children
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
John and Kate White and the "Rockin' With Santa" committee seek donations of new, unwrapped toys for youth up to the age of 16. Through Dec. 8, find barrel drop-off locations at the TNT city halls, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, Tc Wheeler's Pizzeria & Sports Bar, Fast Teddy's Restaurant, Jamie's Ice Cream and the Royal Family Restaurant.
Study: How to freeze-dry a potential COVID-19 vaccine
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:15 pm
Things that are freeze-dried: Astronaut food. Emergency rations. And, just maybe, some future COVID-19 vaccines.
Artpark to welcome Dispatch & O.A.R.
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 02:20 pm
Dispatch and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together next summer for their first-ever North American co-headline tour, with special guest G. Love. The tour plays the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Memorial Medical Center revises patient visitation
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 03:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has revised its visitation policy in order to better protect and maintain the health and safety of hospital patients, visitors and staff.
Catholic Health to limit hospital visitation due to surge in COVID-19 patients, hospital capacity
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 09:35 am
As a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases that has placed significant pressure on hospital capacity across the region, non-coronavirus patients in Catholic Health hospitals will be limited to one visitor at a time during reduced hours as of Wednesday, Dec. 1.
ECMC updates patient visitation guidelines
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:35 pm
Erie County Medical Center has updated patient visitation guidelines due to historically high inpatient volumes, extended wait times in its ER, and an increasing COVID-19 inpatient census. ECMC urges anyone experiencing mild symptoms to first consult with their primary care physician or visit an urgent care location.
Hochul announces urgent action to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "urgent action" to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages ahead of potential spikes in COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter. Through an executive order signed by Hochul, the Department of Health will be allowed to limit nonessential, nonurgent procedures for in-hospitals or systems with limited capacity to protect access to critical health care services.
New directors at the helm of GNBC's 'The Nutcracker'
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 09:00 am
When the Greater Niagara Ballet Company stages "The Nutcracker" for a 54th year, it will be without founder, artistic director and show choreographer Beverley Feder. A cultural icon and Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Feder said she hopes to return in the future.
'Gingerbread Wonderland' returns to Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:05 am
"Gingerbread Wonderland" will return to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) this December, with both in-person and take-home fun for families.
Small Business Saturday 2021: Shop, eat & drink local
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
If you're one of the countless people who shop small, then you know a lot of aggravation can be avoided by patronizing locally owned merchants.
 

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