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WNY's first virtual meat and veggie raffle, 'Chillin' and Grillin,' set for July 28
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:35 pm
Just in time for grilling season, a new online virtual event, "Chillin' and Grillin,' " is set for July 28, benefiting the Community Action Organization of Western New York (CAO). "Chillin' and Grillin' " is Western New York's first virtual meat and veggie raffle. Funds raised will help CAO continue its programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Higgins $1.056 million in federal funding for Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through a partnership with the Great Lakes Commission and Buffalo Urban Development Corp., in collaboration with the City of Buffalo, NYSDEC, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and the Wilson Foundation, has authorized a request to provide $1,056,914 in federal funding toward the project transforming Buffalo's Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park.
Cuomo announces applications for Restoration of Honor Act; New York state landmarks lit in colors of LGBTQ Pride flag; announces further travel quarantine details
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced New York veterans who were denied honorable discharges due to their LGBTQ identity can begin submitting applications under The Restoration of Honor Act. This will allow veterans who were denied an honorable discharge because of their sexual orientation or gender identity to have their New York state veterans' benefits restored.
Aquarium of Niagara reopens its doors
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is preparing to end its COVID-19-related closure this week, as Western New York enters phase four of the "New York Forward" reopening plan. The venue will officially open to the general public on Saturday, July 4, with summer operating hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Oak Ridge Boys to perform, co-host TBN's Independence Day celebration featuring Nicole C. Mullen & Lee Greenwood
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 11:35 am
Grammy Award-winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys are set to host TBN's July 4th weekend special performing multiple songs, along with guests two-time Grammy-nominated and GMA Dove award-winner Nicole C. Mullen, Grammy-winner Lee Greenwood and joined by co-host Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos opens limited table games starting July 1
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 11:30 am
Seneca Resorts & Casinos announced that, beginning July 1, it will offer limited table games at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino.
Coronavirus stats for June 29
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 11:20 am
Coronavirus stats for June 29
'Coffee with Chris' returns
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 10:25 am
Niagara Falls City Council Chairman Chris Voccio has scheduled a "Coffee with Chris" event for 9 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Duck Island Gazebo at Hyde Park.
Hardwick announces Erie County road project slated for Grand Island
Sat, Jun 27th 2020 07:00 am
At its June 18 legislative session, the Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a mill-and-overlay project for Stony Point Road, between Whitehaven and Beaver Island State Park.
'Fuccillo Feeds the Front Lines': Grand Island dealership supports first responders
Sat, Jun 27th 2020 07:00 am
Ronnie Mansour had one word to describe his exuberance of the successful "Fuccillo Feeds the Front Lines" promotion being held this month: "HUUUGE," bellowed the general manager of Fuccillo Chevrolet on Grand Island in his best Billy Fuccillo Sr. voice. His team delivered enough meals from the Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub to feed more than 100 members of the Island's police and fire departments on June 18.
Cuomo still looking into gyms, theaters, malls as phase 4 begins; concerns continue over airflow
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 05:50 pm
As phase four of "New York Forward" began in parts of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo explained more has to be learned before gyms, theaters or malls can reopen.
More than 103,000 tax returns remain to be filed in Western New York
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 05:25 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Friday encouraged taxpayers to file their personal income tax returns ahead of the extended July 15 deadline. More than 103,000 tax returns remain to be filed across Western New York.
State landmarks to be lit in recognition of Pride Weekend
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 05:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced landmarks across the state will be lit in honor of Pride Month and the LGBTQ community, including the spire of One World Trade Center, the Pershing Square viaduct, the Kosciuszko Bridge, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the marque at the front of Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center, the SUNY Central Administration Building, the State Education Building, the Alfred E. Smith Building, Niagara Falls and the State Fair Exposition Center and LED boards featured at the State Fair main gate.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 26, 2020
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:50 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 26, 2020
WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund seeking ideas from nonprofits to address challenges magnified by pandemic
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:15 pm
The Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund a collaborative philanthropic effort launched in mid-March to address the COVID-19 crisis in the community, released a request for ideas (RFI) this week to seek out visionary concepts from nonprofit leaders to address challenges the community is facing due to COVID-19, coupled with the persistent challenges of racial inequities.
Counties renew call for federal funding in response to report warning millions of jobs may be lost without further stimulus
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:15 pm
NYSAC this week renewed its call for federal coronavirus funding for states and counties in light of a new report from Moody's Analytics that projects an additional 4 million layoffs from states and local governments across the nation.
NCSO: Unemployment scam warning
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:10 pm
Acting Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti would like to notify residents about a newly reported scam using New Yorker's personal information to file fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits.
Niagara SBDC hosting 'PPP Forgiveness Review' webinars on July 1
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:10 pm
On Wednesday, July 1, the Niagara Small Business Development Center and speaker Shieke Sharpe, certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner, will present two live webinars covering the recent changes to the Paycheck Protection Program. These webinars will also include an overview of the revised PPP forgiveness application and the new short form. Sharpe will review both forms, step by step, and help attendees determine which form is right for their business. There also will be time for Q&A.
Pick-up or delivery? NCCC creates new experience for graduates
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 03:50 pm
While the global pandemic has altered many aspects of the spring semester for students at Niagara County Community College, the administration wanted to ensure graduates still received a proper acknowledgment of their accomplishments.
DEC: Additional campgrounds will open July 1 to existing reservations
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 03:50 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced additional DEC campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill parks will open on July 1 to existing reservation holders for the 2020 season. To maintain social distancing and reduce the density of facilities and protect visitors, DEC is not accepting additional reservations or walk-in camping for the 2020 season at this time. Only existing reservations for all DEC campgrounds will be honored. Visit DEC's website for the latest updates on DEC campgrounds and information about each facility.
Cuomo: Women's Corporate Leadership Academy now accepting applications for inaugural fall class
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 01:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Women's Corporate Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for its first inaugural class this fall. The academy will be a part of SUNY Empire State College, where its programs were developed by faculty and staff. The mission of the Women's Corporate Leadership Academy is to prepare women for executive and board positions, and to work with organizations across New York to improve their gender representation. The governor first proposed the creation of the academy in his State of the State agenda.
Barker Lions chicken barbecue
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:55 pm
On Saturday, July 4, the Barker Lions will hold another chicken barbecue. The complete meal consists of a half chicken, three-bean salad, macaroni salad, roll and butter. The included dessert is a gourmet cookie. Tickets are $10 presale, or $11 at the door. They are available by calling Lion Margo at 716-778-7001 or by emailing [email protected]
Buffalo Zoo to welcomes guests back
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:55 pm
After closing in March due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the Buffalo Zoo will reopen Thursday, July 2, with enhanced health and safety measures in place to protect guests, team members and animals alike.
Memorial announces 2020 Niagara Cup co-chairs
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center welcomes back David DeMizio, left, of ComDoc, and Michael Cardamone, D.C., of Cardamone Chiropractic, as co-chairs of the 2020 Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament. Now in its 29th year, the Niagara Cup will take place Aug. 17 at both the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course.
Rebel Ride to host multiple Zoom workout classes benefiting CAO of WNY
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:40 pm
Rebel Ride, an indoor cycling and fitness boutique in Amherst, is hosting four zoom workout classes this weekend benefiting The Community Action Organization of Western New York (CAO). Each class costs $10 and can be purchased online at rebelride.com.
Memorial announces additional COVID-19 testing dates
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced additional drive-thru/walk-up COVID-19 community testing dates. The expanded schedule includes dates at Memorial's downtown campus, the Summit Healthplex, Niagara University and local schools and churches. Those dates are:
Coronavirus stats for June 26
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:40 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 26
DEC joins Great Lakes states & Canadian provinces to announce 2nd annual 'Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz'
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with seven Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces, announced the second annual "Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Landing Blitz," a regional campaign to inform boaters and others about the risks of introducing and spreading these invasive pests. During this coordinated outreach effort, partners throughout the Great Lakes region will be educating the public at hundreds of water access sites from June 28 to July 5.
Higgins, Moore & Larson call for greater transparency in Social Security Administration's 'Harmful Decision' to close field offices
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:35 pm
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), Gwen Moore (WI-4) and Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chair John Larson (CT-1) are calling on the Social Security Administration to maintain a strong national network of field offices that tens of millions of Americans rely on each year for information about Social Security services and administered benefits.
Niagara-Wheatfield graduate awakens to a unique surprise from parents
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:55 am
If you've driven through the Niagara-Wheatfield School District in the last few weeks, you've certainly noticed the myriad black and red lawn signs honoring recent high school graduates. They're generally about the standard size of the campaign signs you see around election time, roughly 24-by-18-inches or so. They make for a nice, quaint, school-spirited way for a parent to show pride in their child's accomplishments.
Town of Niagara Lion's Club to honor hometown heroes
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:50 am
At a recent Niagara County municipal historians meeting, Middleport historian Christa Lutz discussed her participation in the national Hometown Heroes program. The program honors veterans of the U.S. military by displaying a picture of them on a banner along with their name, rank, branch of service and dates served.
Wheatfield Board: Town Hall opens, softball league's request denied
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:50 am
The Wheatfield Town Board held a brief special meeting via Zoom on Monday. Among the announcements, the board declared an end to the town's state of emergency put in place due to the coronavirus. A request from a local softball league to utilize town playing fields was also denied.
Town of Porter cancels Summerfest
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:45 am
The Town of Porter Town Board announced Thursday it has decided to cancel this year's Summerfest, which had been scheduled for Saturday, July 18, at Porter on the Lake Town Park.
#AdoptAPupInACup: De Dee's Dairy puts shelter dogs in ice cream cups to help them get adopted
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:45 am
Niagara County SPCA has teamed up with De Dee's Dairy in Niagara Falls on a brand-new #AdoptAPupInACup campaign to help raise funds and get shelter dogs get adopted.
Lewiston Town Board returns to business
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:45 am
As municipalities and businesses continue social distancing adjustments in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Lewiston Town Board conducted its first regular meeting open to the public on Monday at Town Hall.
Carnegie Art Center to sponsor Fourth of July kids parade in NT
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:45 am
Legislator Richard Andres and the Carnegie Arts Center are sponsoring a kids Fourth of July parade. The event will take the place of the annual Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Fourth of July kids parade, which was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
New stores, safety procedures in works as Fashion Outlets looks forward to reopening
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:40 am
Although initially thought to be included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's phase four reopening plans, this week malls across the state learned they would have to remain closed for now. During the governor's press briefing on Wednesday, Cuomo said state health officials would continue to "study malls, movie theaters and gyms," as concerns rise that air conditioning systems could propel a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Village of Lewiston planning on fireworks for July 4
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 07:00 am
As first reported here last week, the Village of Lewiston does intend to hold its annual Fourth of July fireworks show at dusk on Saturday, July 4. This is assuming Western New York is in phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening plan, which is expected to happen on Tuesday, June 30.
More than a traditional walking tour experience: 'The Art of Walking' begins at Artpark
Thu, Jun 25th 2020 11:35 am
This summer, visitors are invited to reinterpret the Artpark experience through "The Art of Walking." A new approach to a traditional walking tour, participants will explore the nature, poetry and story of Artpark in an engaging and surprising way while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Buffalo City Mission receives $20,000 from Citi & National Disability Institute to support direct services for homeless with disabilities
Thu, Jun 25th 2020 11:30 am
The Buffalo City Mission received a $20,000 donation from Citi, in collaboration with the National Disability Institute (NDI), to help advance its work with the homeless community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Mission is one of just 39 national community-based nonprofit organizations to receive a share of a $1 million donation from Citi, which is helping organizations provide direct services to low-income people with disabilities.
 

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