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DEC to feature new angler outreach programs at 2020 Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo Jan. 17-19
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation invites the public to check out its Bureau of Fisheries' expanded angler outreach programs at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Jan. 17 to 19 at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center.
NYSERDA selects home inspections By The Fulmer Group to provide home energy ratings for homebuyers in Erie County
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:15 am
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority on Monday announced it has selected Home Inspections By The Fulmer Group to deliver home energy ratings for homebuyers in Erie County, as part of the second phase of the Home Energy Ratings Pilot. The pilot supports the state mandate for a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's "Green New Deal," which puts New York on a path to economywide carbon neutrality.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda returns to conquer his most dangerous highwire walk yet: Over active Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 08:50 am
ABC and dick clark productions announced Nik Wallenda, seventh generation of the Great Wallendas, will return to the highwire for a daring 1,800-foot-long walk over the active Masaya Volcano in Masaya, Nicaragua. "Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air as a live two-hour special on Wednesday, March 4 (8 p.m. EST). This will mark Wallenda's longest and highest highwire walk ever attempted and make him the first person to embark on the 1,800-foot-long walk over the famed volcano.
Buffalo Zoo launches community campaign to raise funds for Australian wildfire relief
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is doing its part in helping raise much-needed emergency funds for those affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia.
WinterFest returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 03:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel along with parks' staff, Ed Leake and members of the Town of Orchard Park Town Recreation Department, and event sponsors to announce WinterFest 2020 will be held at Chestnut Ridge Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. If weather permits, the free event will feature sledding, skiing, snowboarding and a snow sculpting contest along with other seasonal outdoor activities.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee sets deadline for project applications
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 02:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee has set 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, as the deadline for submission of projects to be considered in the next round of funding.
Buffalo to continue hosting NHL Scouting combine through 2022
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 01:40 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres today announced the NHL Scouting Combine will remain in Buffalo through 2022, with each of the next three events being held at KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pledges a primary care appointment within 7 days after leaving hospital
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 12:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has launched the start of a seven-day pledge program to connect its patients to primary care within seven days of their hospital discharge from Memorial or an emergency room visit at Memorial. The program guarantees a follow-up appointment with a NFMMC primary care provider at one of Memorial's six primary care locations.
ESD: Applications accepted for new community-based real estate development training program on Buffalo's east side
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 12:00 pm
Empire State Development announced applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class of the community-based real estate development training program, which teaches east side building owners and community members how to plan for and implement a commercial real estate development project.
Buffalo City Mission launches 'Pick-a-Brick' campaign to raise $1 million for new community center
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 11:40 am
Today, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its "Pick-a-Brick" campaign, a fundraising initiative that will provide community individuals and organizations with a special opportunity to make a lasting legacy gift that will build a "Pathway to Hope" for the next century - leading to the completion of the organization's new community center, the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise.
UB receives $3 million Mellon grant in support of indigenous studies
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 11:40 am
The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has received a $3.174 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a new department of indigenous studies.
Academy Awards: 92nd Oscars nominations announced
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 10:15 am
The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. "Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet" will air at 6:30 p.m. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Providing support to those with autism
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 11:10 am
The binational Rotary Club of Lewiston and Niagara-on-the-Lake on Wednesday presented its annual contribution for the promotion of autism services to Jana Mertz, program coordinator of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Oishei Children's Hospital.
Tax bills are on the way
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
Approximately 4,500 town and county tax bills are now in the mail thanks to the volunteer work of members of the Golden Age Club at the town's Golden Age Center.
Grand Island Town Board: Kennedy, Burns receive town proclamations
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
In its first meeting of 2020, the Grand Island Town Board issued proclamations to two cornerstones of the town court.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: State of the Town forum Jan. 30
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced the second annual State of the Town and Schools event.
New York State Thruway Authority: Cashless tolling customer assistance sessions to continue at WNY Welcome Center
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority has announced cashless tolling customer assistance sessions will continue in 2020 at the Western New York Welcome Center on the first Tuesday of each month.
Lew-Port Community Education is back strong
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
Community Ed is alive and well at Lewiston-Porter.
Lewiston Town Board holds annual reorganization meeting
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board held its annual reorganization meeting this week, setting the stage for town operations in 2020. This marked the first official meeting by newly elected board member Jason Myers.
Brewed and Bottled, Sgt. Peppers headed to new Bax property
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
Two Lewiston businesses originally slated to become part of the renovated Fourth and Center streets complex are moving. The owners of Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop and Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces said the corner's concept just wasn't the right fit for them. As such, they're headed to 442-444 Center, a property developed by attorney and Town of Lewiston Councilman Alfonso Marra Bax.
Driscoll: With cashless tolling, don't wait to sign up for E-ZPass
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 06:55 am
The Thruway Authority is moving ahead with a proposal to adjust tolls on the Thruway beginning Jan. 1, 2021 -- the first since 2010 -- after we have converted to cashless tolling system-wide by the end of 2020. I want to further clarify what this means for motorists in Western New York, and how the proposed changes will impact our customers.
Island Dispatch named official Erie County newspaper
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 06:55 am
Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that the Island Dispatch will again serve as one of the official newspapers of Erie County for the 2020 legislative year.
Sweet Buffalo Rocks goes from game to giving
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:20 pm
The concept was simple. Find a rock, decorate it, then hide it again. Soon, someone else will find it and take a picture, then hide it, too. A fun game in cities across the U.S. hit WNY in 2017 when Kimberly LaRussa, a local blogger of a website called Sweet Buffalo, was introduced to it by a friend in Florida. She said it seemed like a fun activity for the long winter, but couldn't have imagined what it would become.
Stray cats a problem in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
It's getting pretty cold out and, with the harsh weather, comes several charitable organizations looking to serve those who have the least. There is one group that is undeniably at risk and it's not even our species. In a word: Cats.
Shelter animal group sees bias in Niagara SPCA review; investigator denies claim
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
Animal welfare advocates from the Voices for Shelter Animals group spoke out recently in regard to an investigation conducted at the Niagara SPCA by former Erie County SPCA Executive Director Barbara Carr, and Libby Post, executive director of New York State Animal Protection Federation. They called it a conflict of interest.
Former alderman honored at NT meeting
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
At the City of North Tonawanda reorganization meeting, board members paused to ask Mark Berube to come forward and accept a plaque for his service.
Erie County: Cervical cancer prevention starts with screening and vaccination
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the Erie County Department of Health is reminding women that screening and vaccination are important tools to detect and prevent cervical cancer.
Businesses and schools needed for Hospice Buffalo's spring bouquet sale
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
Local businesses, organizations and schools are invited to participate in Hospice Buffalo's 34th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale for the pre-sale phase held in January and February. Participants simply assign a coordinator from their organization to take their employees' bouquet orders. Bouquets will be delivered right to one's door for distribution.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo accepting letters of intent for 2020 competitive grant process
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for its 2020 competitive grant process through 4 p.m. Feb. 3. Interested organizations should read the detailed guidelines/additional information before submitting a letter of intent. A link to the guidelines can be found at https://www.cfgb.org/nonprofits/grants/community-foundation/.
Visit WilsonNY elects new officers
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
Visit WilsonNY (formerly known as Wilson Community Tourism), serving the Town and Village of Wilson, elected a new slate of officers with their terms beginning on Jan. 1.
Explore & More Children's Museum, BankOnBuffalo partner to collect winter clothing items for children in need
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
In recognition of the National Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20, which also happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and BankOnBuffalo have partnered to collect winter clothing items (new hats, mittens and socks) for the children residing at Gerard Place.
Girl Scouts of Western New York hosts a 12-hour 'Join-a-Thon'
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York will host a 12-hour membership drive called the Girl Scout "Join-a-Thon," and offer unique incentives to both adults and girls who register from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. Throughout the day, GSWNY will take on-the-spot registrations over the phone and in-person registrations during normal business hours.
3rd candidate in 27th District supports term limits on Congress
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 05:25 pm
U.S. Term Limits (USTL), a leader in the nonpartisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praised 2020 U.S. House candidate for New York (District 27), Robert Ortt, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Previously, candidates Beth Parlato and Chris Jacobs also signed the pledge. The primary election is scheduled for June 23.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & EarShot present brand-new orchestral works by emerging composers SiHyun Uhm, Vincent Calianno, Sid Richardson, Sakari Vanderveer
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 02:45 pm
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and EarShot, the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, present readings of new works by four emerging composers at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Graycliff hires new executive director: Western New York native Anna Kaplan tapped to manage historic Frank Lloyd Wright property
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 02:45 pm
The Graycliff Conservancy announced the appointment of local arts and culture authority Anna Kaplan as new executive director of Graycliff.
UB: Weber named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 02:40 pm
A. Scott Weber has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University at Buffalo following an international search launched in September.
Red Cross: Help tackle critical need for blood and get a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 02:35 pm
The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types - especially type O - and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood. To help tackle the critical need, the Red Cross and NFL are working together to offer one lucky winner a trip to Super Bowl LIV in Miami.
Buffalo native serves aboard USS John C. Stennis
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 11:40 am
U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate Seaman Daniel Cordner of Buffalo heaves around a bale of line in the fo'c'sle aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in Norfolk, Virginia. The John C. Stennis is conducting routine operations in support of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo opens Jan. 17 at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 11:30 am
Just days into a new year and decade, thoughts of area fishers and outdoors aficionados are already turning to warmer weather. We have to admit that winter 2019-20 is already getting on our nerves; the holidays are thankfully over and the Bills short run at the playoffs is now history.
Lewiston-Porter names Rowles high school principal
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 02:35 pm
The Lewiston-Porter School District Board of Education on Monday announced the appointment of Bradley Rowles as the new principal of Lewiston-Porter High School.
 

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