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Tensions are high - avoid road rage this holiday shopping season
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 06:55 am
While the holidays are usually a time of joy and cheer, getting ready for them can be stressful and overwhelming - especially if you're rushing. This year, there's an added level of anxiety amid the ongoing pandemic with supply chain issues impacting shopping, continued concern over COVID-19, new mask mandates in some areas like Erie County, distractions, and more. Don't let the stress of today's society impact you when driving your vehicle.
Hochul announces State Police traffic safety campaign during Thanksgiving weekend
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will participate in a special traffic safety initiative to prevent unsafe driving behaviors as the winter holiday season kicks off. The Thanksgiving weekend initiative runs from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28.
Mask mandate goes into effect in Erie County
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Monday announced a mask mandate for all patrons and public-facing staff inside all public locations in Erie County. He said this is the first of up to four phases of action designed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Hochul: 'No excuse' not to get COVID-19 booster shot
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul offered the following comments on Monday:
Hochul statement on CDC approval of COVID-19 booster for all adults
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 11:25 am
"Today, boosters for all adults cleared the final round of federal review by health experts and doctors. This is great news as we enter the holiday season and gather indoors with friends and family."
Avoid BBB's '12 Scams of Christmas'
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 07:00 am
It's that time! Time for Better Business Bureau's (BBB) "12 Scams of Christmas," the scams that are most likely to catch consumers and donors off guard during this season.
Keep your mental health top of mind this holiday season
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 07:00 am
With many separated from loved ones last holiday season due to the coronavirus pandemic, families and friends across Western New York are planning to restore their holiday traditions this year. The mental health counselors with Catholic Charities of Buffalo are sharing tips and coping strategies to help ease stress and feeling overwhelmed amidst the festivities.
Fiores celebrate 10 years at Village Bake Shoppe
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:05 am
The Village Bake Shoppe prides itself on being Western New York's premier from-scratch bakery. It backs that claim up with a wall filled with myriad accolades and customer awards; partnerships with Hibbard's "Original" Frozen Custard and De Dees Dairy; and by being the go-to cake and pastry maker for many a wedding party (this writer has enjoyed sweet treats at two such events in just the past three months).
Niagara River Region Chamber supporting local merchants on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 09:55 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has once again joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition and, together with American Express, supports this year's Small Business Saturday celebration on Nov 27.
COVID cases continue to rise in WNY
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 04:35 pm
From the week ending Oct. 23 to the week ending Nov. 13, COVID-19 cases have increased 105% in Erie County.
Hochul concerned about COVID-19 infection rate in WNY; cautions more restrictions could come
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 08:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo on Tuesday, providing a briefing on efforts to combat the coronavirus. She expressed concern for this region, which ranked No. 2 in the state with an 8.52% seven-day average percentage of positive test results. The three-day average one year ago was 5.2%.
Memorial to host pediatric COVID vaccine clinics
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will provide two pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale to benefit hungry community members
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
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.
Sabres, Wegmans, Audacy partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets'
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Wegmans and Audacy for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 18, to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY.
Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at Artpark on July 31, 2022
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 03:30 pm
The legendary music group Earth, Wind & Fire will perform a rescheduled show on the Artpark Amphitheater stage on Sunday, July 31, 2022 (8 p.m.) Tickets purchased for the originally planned 2020 and 2021 shows will be honored. Remaining tickets are on sale now.
Bank on Buffalo supports Community Missions
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 11:40 am
Last week, Bank on Buffalo donated 27 bags of Thanksgiving sides to Community Missions' food pantry. Each bag contained canned vegetables, stuffing mix, rice and other holiday staples.
10 state mass-vaccination sites now open to 5- to 11-year-olds
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced 10 of New York's mass-vaccination sites will now be administering COVID-19 vaccines to newly eligible 5- to 11-year-olds.
Tops Friendly Markets launches 17th annual 'Food 2 Families' campaign
Fri, Nov 12th 2021 11:45 am
Tops Friendly Markets will once again host its annual "Food 2 Families," now in its 17th year, with a goal to provide more than 2.5 million meals for neighbors in need. The campaign runs from Nov. 14 through Dec. 24 in-store and online.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ...
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 09:40 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 organized the annual Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at the "Circle of Honor" monument in Lewiston's Academy Park. Scores of residents lined up behind the collection of veterans to pay tribute to those who served in defense of this country and its freedom.
UB Dental to offer free care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 03:25 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host the sixth "Dentistry Smiles on Veterans," an annual program that welcomes local veterans to receive a day of free dental screenings, cleanings, extractions, restorations and denture repairs.
Explore & More collect toys for local children in need
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 11:50 am
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announced its open house weekend and toy drive collection kickoff is set for Nov. 19-20.
Aly Raisman to speak at UB
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 08:10 pm
Team captain of two Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. Women's gymnastics teams and positive body image advocate Aly Raisman will speak at the University at Buffalo at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Center for the Arts, North Campus, as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.
Hochul launches new 'Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate' vaccine incentive program for 5- to 11-year-olds for a chance to win a SUNY or CUNY full scholarship
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 08:05 pm
On Tuesday, during a COVID-19 briefing at the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center in Westchester County, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced new efforts to support vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds, including the launch of a new vaccine incentive program - "Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate" - for young New Yorkers.
Season set to sparkle with 'Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show'
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 05:30 pm
Everyone loves the lights of the holidays, and this year's "Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show" at the Niagara County Fairgrounds is set to deliver fun for the entire family. Construction of dozens of towering displays with hundreds of colored lights is well underway. The show opens Nov. 19 with what organizers called "a safe, secure, drive-thru experience synchronized to holiday music through your car radio."
Six Flags Darien Lake hosting drive-thru holiday light experience
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 02:50 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake announced an all-new holiday tradition, the "Magic of Lights" drive-thru experience. The theme park will be all decked out and shining bright from Nov. 19 through Jan. 2, 2022. This 1.25-mile route winds guests through the park and campground from the comfort and warmth of their own cars. Lighting displays will bring favorite holiday themes and characters to life.
Emergency blood shortage: Flu season may further impact Red Cross supply
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 02:50 pm
As the holidays approach and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns about a potential spike in flu cases this year, it's important that those who are eligible, healthy and feeling well make an appointment to donate blood or platelets. The American Red Cross continues to address an ongoing emergency blood shortage, and donors are urged to give now to combat the lowest blood supply levels at this time of year in more than a decade.
Greenway offers ideas for Grand Island bike path
Sat, Nov 6th 2021 10:35 am
Recently, officials from the Niagara River Greenway Commission met with Town of Grand Island committee members who are working on its trails and bike routes. They took a bicycle ride down Grand Island Boulevard to finalize a direct route through town to officially connect the extensive Niagara River Shoreline Trail from Buffalo's Outer Harbor north to Youngstown.
AAA advises drivers and pedestrians on safety as clocks turn back
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 05:30 pm
Are you struggling with dark mornings on your way to work and as the kids head out to school? It's about to change. With daylight saving time ending Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 a.m., Americans will "fall back" and set their clocks back one hour to standard time. While many motorists will enjoy an extra hour of sleep, they need to be aware of the time change and potential distractions to their normal routine. There are added dangers that can come as a result of a time change, especially behind the wheel.
Aquarium of Niagara harbor seal predicts frigid WNY winter
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:40 pm
In a Groundhog Day take on winter, Stryker the harbor seal at the Aquarium of Niagara made his annual winter weather prediction on Friday. Better bundle up, as Stryker predicts a frigid winter in Western New York.
Former Niagara Catholic site getting makeover by The Chapel
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 08:15 am
The former Niagara Catholic High School building, at 520 66th St., has sort of resembled Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory since it closed in the summer of 2018. Tremendous work has taken place inside - out of view from the general public - with great expectations in place for what might be when The Chapel reopens the site in the near future.
Grand Island: Town Board opts out of on-site cannabis facilities
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 07:45 am
The Grand Island Town Board, by a 3-2 vote at its Nov. 1 meeting, enacted local law 13, opting out of allowing cannabis on-site consumption sites in the municipality.
Pumpkin-carving contest is frightfully good
Thu, Nov 4th 2021 09:35 pm
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. We asked for photos of your most decorative, scariest, funniest and craziest pumpkin designs as part of the (almost) annual Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
ESD announces completion of AECOM Buffalo Bills stadium study
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 09:20 am
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced the completion of the Buffalo Bills stadium analysis conducted by AECOM, a multinational engineering and consulting firm. The findings of the study will be used as a tool to help guide "continued good faith negotiations for determining the best location for a future Bills' stadium."
Ice at Canalside to open Nov. 26
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:20 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will open the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26.
Higgins asks Canada to consider dropping COVID testing requirement for travelers crossing border
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:05 am
As the U.S. prepares to welcome Canadian neighbors back across the border on Nov. 8, Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the government of Canada to drop its COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers crossing the northern border.
Hochul signs animal welfare legislative package
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package relating to animal welfare. Legislation S.4254/A.4075 prohibits insurers from refusing to issue or renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium for certain policies based solely on the breed of dog owned. Legislation S.5023A/A.5823-A requires veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty.
Hochul signs legislation targeting those who pass a school bus
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed legislation S.4661/A.7330 that provides for the transfer of a portion of fines issued for illegally passing a school bus to the comprehensive school bus driver safety training program for the study and promotion of issues involving school bus safety, establishing a school bus motorist education fund. This legislation aims to discourage motorists from illegally passing stopped school buses thus increasing safety to school children.
84-year-old Niagara Falls artist completes 2nd mural as part of public art initiative
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 10:50 am
Niagara Falls' newest mural in Hyde Park captures the spirit of dance and was recently finished by Jonathan Rogers, a local artist with a storied career.
16th annual 'Rock Out Hunger' will help provide food, spread hope to hungry community members
Thu, Oct 28th 2021 03:10 pm
To help neighbors in need have enough to eat this holiday season, "97 Rock," Kaleida Health, WKBW 7 Eyewitness News and FeedMore WNY will host the 16th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" food and fund drive.
Inaugural season of Roller Rink at Canalside deemed a success
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 10:35 am
With one final weekend to go in the inaugural season of the Roller Rink at Canalside, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announced the rink has been "a tremendous success."
 

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