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Local high school students have 'Sacred Conversations' at Niagara University
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 07:00 am
Approximately 200 students from eight high schools throughout Western New York gathered on the Niagara University campus Tuesday to participate in "Sacred Conversations," the third annual youth, race and equality conference hosted by the university's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission.
Dance for Zonta Club
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls (New York) presents its "Carnival Dance" fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Niagara Riverview Resort (formerly Four Points Sheraton) 7001 Buffalo Ave. Niagara Falls.
Higgins announces action advancing pilot records database
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins confirmed with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Federal Aviation Administration that, following years in limbo, there is new action on the pilot records database moving the flight safety measure into the final phase of implementation.
Niagara County Pride to hold 2nd annual countywide LGBTQ and Elder Care Health Fair
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:50 pm
Niagara County Pride (NCP) will host its second annual LGBTQ and Elder Care Health Fair from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the John A. Duke Senior Citizens Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
New York State Senate passes rear seat belt requirement for individuals 16+
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:45 pm
A new safety requirement heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk to be signed, and requires passengers 16 and up to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle - including passengers of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.
UB students studying abroad in countries impacted by COVID-19 advised to return to U.S.
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:45 pm
Following the guidance of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the State University of New York, the University at Buffalo has instructed its students who are studying abroad in countries impacted by the novel coronavirus to return to the U.S.
Taking the plunge in Olcott
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 09:15 am
Surprisingly, the weather was great Sunday for the 51st annual Olcott Lions Polar Bear Swim For Sight, with plenty of sunshine and fairly warm temperatures greeting those plunging into the cold waters.
NYS Gaming Commission observes National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Gaming Commission is joining forces with the National Council on Problem Gambling, New York state public health organizations, advocacy groups and gambling operators to dedicate the month of March to raising public awareness of problem gambling.
More than 100 jobs offered at Niagara Falls job fair
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:00 am
More than 100 jobs of various disciplines will be offered at the 2020 job fair sponsored by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association. The job fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the new TReC building by NGTI (Niagara Global Tourism Institute), located at 616 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
NYS Department of State: 2020 economic & infrastructure development grants available for northern border communities, including Niagara County
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:00 am
The New York Department of State announced the availability of $4.5 million in federal grant funding for economic and community development within New York's northern border region. The grant funding is available to communities within New York's 28 federally designated northern border regional commission counties. The NBRC is a regional economic development partnership between federal and state government, which includes portions of the states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
YoWOWa Media opens new studio in Niagara Falls
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is now home to a state-of-the-art broadcast, podcast and vlog studio built and operated by YoWOWa Media Services.
Cuomo signs $40 million emergency management authorization for coronavirus response
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:15 pm
During a novel coronavirus briefing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law a $40 million emergency management authorization for New York's novel coronavirus response. This appropriation will allow the state to hire additional staff and procure equipment and any other resources necessary to respond to the evolving situation.
Heastie statement on $40 million in appropriation to fight novel coronavirus
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie released the following statement: "The appropriation we passed will help save the lives of New Yorkers."
OUN: Heroes of Niagara Awards dinner date set
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation will honor members of the community who "generously invest in Niagara County, inspiring others to make the area a better place in which to live," and an individual supported by Intandem who has "made progress and reached many personal goals while participating in one or more of its programs." The dinner will take place Thursday, April 2, at the DoubleTree by Hilton located on Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls.
DEC announces adoption of 2020 Great Lakes fishing regulations
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the adoption of several fishing regulation amendments for New York's Great Lakes. These changes are designed to safeguard and expand certain fish populations while enhancing anglers' continued enjoyment of these world-class fisheries. Most of these regulations are a direct result of DEC's work with anglers during the past several years to identify desired outcomes for Lake Ontario sportfishery management.
Nominate someone for 15th annual Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
Nominations are being accepted for the 15th annual Key to the Locks Award, established to recognize persons in Niagara County who exemplify the community spirit or promote the heritage or preservation of the historic Erie Canal. Forms are available at The History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport, and at niagarahistory.org. The deadline for nominations is April 1.
The Nest to hold open house
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative will hold its first open house, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday March 7, at 1702 Pine Ave, Suite 104, Niagara Falls. The Nest is the new home of the collaborative's activities.
Niagara River Greenway Commission to meet
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 10, to determine the consistency of four projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the NYPA Vista Community Room, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Just Buffalo Literary Center invites applications for its 2020 poetry fellowship
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center is currently accepting applications for its 2020 poetry fellowship, open to adult poets of all ages and career stages. The fellowship award includes a $1,500 honorarium; month-long residency in Buffalo this August; and the opportunity to read in Just Buffalo's acclaimed "SILO CITY Reading Series" on Aug. 22.
Learn all about 'Influential Women of the 1800s'
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
In a collaboration of four free programs with The Historic Place Theatre, The Niagara County History Center presents a portrayal of two important women - Belva Lockwood and Eliza Mossell - who took on both political and societal injustices in order to change the world. "Influential Women of the 1800s" will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at The Historic Palace Theater, 2 East Ave., Lockport.
Eastern Niagara Hospital emergency department receives National Elder Mistreatment Grant
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
Eastern Niagara Hospital was selected as one of six hospitals across the nation to participate in a national pilot funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation to address elder mistreatment in emergency departments. ENH's participation, funded by a grant through the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, will enable ENH to serve as one of six pilot sites in the U.S. to facilitate and study the feasibility of an elder mistreatment emergency department care model.
Pints for Progress is back in Falls
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
"Pints for Progress" No. 27 will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The event will be held inside Gadawski's Restaurant, 1445 Falls St., Niagara Falls. Zak Ward is the musical guest.
Why, yes, that was the Grand Island bridge: 'A Quiet Place Part II' shines spotlight on WNY
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 07:00 am
When it came time to shoot "A Quiet Place Part II" in 2019, John Krasinski and his crew would opt to use Western New York as the film's backdrop.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame strikes a new note: Music To Remember carrying on mission of Musician Medics
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:45 am
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics program has been delivering the healing power of music to hospital patients and veterans at the VA across the Buffalo-Niagara region since 2014. A five-year mission of providing healing and comfort through the power of music to individuals and families during their time of need has made its mark throughout the Western New York community.
BBB releases top 10 riskiest scams of 2019
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:45 am
It's Consumer Protection Week across the country. Today, Better Business Bureau released our annual "Risk Report: New Risks and Emerging Technologies: 2019 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report" (BBB.org/RiskReport).
Ahead of Lewiston Jazz Festival, Artpark presents Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:40 am
Jazz icon Chick Corea and his new Spanish Heart Band, the flamenco-charged eight-man band of Latin rhythm masters, will be joined by special guest vocalist Rubén Blades at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, for a special concert event in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6.
Multi-Platinum artist Rick Ross coming to Canalside
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:40 am
Promoter Tim Walton today announced multi-Platinum Grammy-nominated recording artist Rick Ross will headline at Canalside in Buffalo on Saturday, July 18. Concert gates open at 5 p.m. This is the first major Canalside concert announcement of the year.
WellNow Urgent Care extends Niagara Falls, Cheektowaga facility hours
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 09:15 am
WellNow Urgent Care has extended the hours of operation for its Niagara Falls and Cheektowaga facilities. Both locations are now open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Patients can walk-in for care or check in online to help reduce their wait time.
Cuomo issues statement regarding novel coronavirus in New York
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:55 am
"This evening we learned of the first positive case of novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in New York state. The patient, a woman in her late 30s, contracted the virus while traveling abroad in Iran, and is currently isolated in her home. The patient has respiratory symptoms, but is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving to New York."
Police continue investigation into shooting fatality
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:50 am
Area police are continuing their investigations into an incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Police report shots were fired and two injured - one fatally - on the Tuscarora Nation reservation.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is excited to host and participate in events and activities across New York state during Brain Injury Awareness month in March.
Poet Ilya Kaminsky to give reading in Buffalo
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center welcomes poet Ilya Kaminsky, author of the books "Deaf Republic" and "Dancing in Odessa," for a reading on April 2 as part of the organization's "STUDIO" series.
Nik Wallenda set to cross Masaya volcano
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
"Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, on ABC (WKBW-TV Channel 7). This will be Wallenda's highest and farthest wire walk.
Ontology meeting at UB seeks to create standards for digital manufacturing
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
The Industrial Ontologies Foundry is a global community of scholars, researchers and industry professionals working to create a logically organized set of definitions - known as an ontology - that would allow computer programs to communicate across different operating systems and software programs. The IOF will hold its third Buffalo expert meeting in the Jeannette Martin Room in Capen Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, March 5.
USAN seeks public input on next phase of development in downtown Niagara Falls
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 09:30 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) is seeking the public's input and collecting information to determine what additional developments might be possible in the continued revitalization of Downtown Niagara Falls.
'Coffee with Chris' in March
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara Falls City Council Chairman Chris Voccio has scheduled his next "Coffee with Chris" event for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Knack's Parkview Cafe, 2110 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Board of Education: School district administration briefs trustees on Foundation Aid
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Calculating New York State's Foundation Aid to school districts is a simple four-part, 25-step, calculation that leads to a fifth part with two steps, the first of which, according to Superintendent of School Brian Graham, is "Forget everything you just did in Parts A through D. Maybe throw your calculator, rip up your papers, sigh in frustration. ..."
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Thanks for Undie Sunday
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Sherry Miller, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Grand Island and Undie Sunday chair, said: "We thank our community for their outpouring of support to the annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday collection. We were able to help the least of us by distributing bags of new undergarments and socks to three missions in our area. This was truly following Rotary's mission of 'Service Above Self.' "
 

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