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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.' "
LaSalle Yacht Club to host 7th annual Pasta Sauce-off
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
The seventh annual Pasta Sauce-off will take place from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls.
Cash bail reform and its impact to police
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
This week, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore of the New York State Court of Appeals said she felt confident the "unintended consequences" of New York's new cash bail reform law would ultimately undergo changes, allowing judges to regain the ability to hold suspects in jail who are deemed too dangerous for release.
Lewiston Town Board: Greenway seeks public input on shoreline trail plan
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
During a presentation at Monday's Town Board meeting in the Town of Lewiston, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Gregory Stevens announced a public workshop regarding the lower Niagara Shoreline Trail Connectivity Study.
Buffalo Diocese embarks on path toward reorganization as it files for bankruptcy
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 03:25 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo has formally filed for Chapter 11 reorganization under the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy code with a primary aim of enabling financial resolution for the most number of individuals who have filed claims under the Child Victims Act - a year-long window that opened on Aug. 14, 2019, that suspends the statute of limitations related to allegations of past sexual abuse.
'LIT CITY VOICES' video series showcases Buffalo writers
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 02:40 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center released the trailer for "LIT CITY VOICES," a video series showcasing the vibrancy of Buffalo through the writers who call it home. The series launches March 6 with "Our Hill" by Kristianne Meal.
Niagara County provides funding to help YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh, seated behind the desk, meets with YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Vice President of Programs Mary Brennan-Taylor and CEO Kathleen Granchelli to discuss several of the YWCA's life-saving services.
Kappus returns to her roots to join surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:25 am
Mojdeh S. Kappus, M.D., has joined the surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. She will practice minimally invasive general surgery and bariatric surgery.
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation aims to improve hemophilia patients' access to health care
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:25 am
U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), working alongside U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), introduced the Hemophilia Skilled Nursing Facilities Access Act - bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve access to critical health care services provided through skilled nursing facilities (SNF) for individuals with hemophilia.
'Rhythm, Blues and Brews,' a musical beer & food tasting, to benefit Kleinhans Music Hall
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
Kleinhans Music Hall announced its annual fundraiser, "Rhythm, Blues and Brews," will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the Mary Seaton Room at the famed Buffalo venue.
Public invited to view Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park transformation progress at March 10 meeting
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
The Imagine LaSalle park redesign project will hold a community meeting March 10 to reveal an updated design for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park that reflects changes made based on technical studies and analysis completed throughout 2019.
Mardi Paws celebrated by Niagara SPCA
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
"She's great," said Ray Kinz of Ransomville, speaking about Bonita, a five year-old pit bull who was at the Niagara SPCA's shelter for close to 500 days, before he adopted her.
Niagara County Legislator addresses Town of Wheatfield Board and residents
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey was in attendance at the regular Town Board meeting in Wheatfield to discuss a few issues sure to affect residents, and perhaps the entire landscape of Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara supervisor announces plans to demolish vacant plaza
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
It was a night for bulldozing the eyesores, and rewarding the clean and sightly at the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting. Plans to take down existing vacant and unsafe structures were announced.
'NT Momentum' to revitalize NT downtown
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
The City of North Tonawanda has been working with the Lumber City Development Corp on a strategy called "NT Momentum." The plan is currently in phase one of its master plan for the 546-acre study area that includes properties downtown and River Road.
'National Geographic Live' at Kleinhans Music Hall presents 'Nature Roars Back' featuring acclaimed filmmaker & photographer Bob Poole
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:40 pm
The "National Geographic Live" speaker series returns to Kleinhans Music Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, with "Nature Roars Back." featuring Bob Poole as speaker.
Lewiston Council on the Arts wins ASI Spark Award
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York recently announced winners and finalists of the seventh annual Spark Awards, celebrating those who ignite arts and culture." The accolade honors outstanding individuals and organizations in the local arts and cultural community.
Help spread the word for inclusion: National initiative raises awareness of need to include people with disabilities in all life activities, policy decisions
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:35 pm
The Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will join partner organizations across Erie County and Western New York on Wednesday, March 4, to "Spread the Word for Inclusion" and raise awareness of the need to include people with disabilities in all life activities and in decision-making by policymakers.
Blizzard 2020: National Grid increases staffing, prepares for forecasted conditions across portions of upstate New York
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:00 pm
National Grid is increasing evening and overnight staffing and closely monitoring the winter storm forecasted to bring blizzard conditions to portions of upstate New York on Thursday and Friday. High winds and heavy snow accumulation are expected in Western and Central New York, particularly in communities east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and in the Adirondacks. Customers are encouraged to keep safety a priority.
Blizzard 2020: Trailer ban
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 07:25 am
Due to anticipated high winds, the New York State Thruway Authority has issued an empty trailer ban on the New York State Thruway I-90 in both directions between the Lackawanna toll barrier and the Pennsylvania state line, milepost 430.5 to milepost 496.0.
Blizzard 2020: AAA offers severe weather advice
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 07:40 pm
Due to forecasted winter weather and poor travel conditions, AAA Western and Central New York is anticipating extremely high call volume in coming days. In such situations, we prioritize service requests in an effort to assist members who are in dangerous roadside conditions first.
Blizzard 2020: NYSEG and RG&E preparing for snow and wind
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 05:35 pm
NYSEG and RG&E, AVANGRID companies, are preparing for the potential of significant snowfall and high winds across the state beginning early Thursday morning. As a result of the storm, customers may experience service disruptions. The storm is expected to impact the entire NYSEG and RG&E footprint, which includes the Western New York, Rochester, Southern Tier, North Country, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Westchester regions.
Laura Jacobs promoted to vice president of e3communications
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 02:10 pm
e3communications announced Laura E. Jacobs was promoted to vice president of the company.
NCCC welcomes community leaders to annual event
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 02:10 pm
Niagara County Community College will welcome community representatives from business, education, religious groups, nonprofit organizations and legislative leaders to a luncheon at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Thursday, March 12.
Adam Sandler to perform at KeyBank Center
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 01:20 pm
Adam Sandler plus surprise guest will bring his "100% Fresher" Tour to KeyBank Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25.
17th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar set for March 19
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 01:00 pm
The 17th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar - "While You Don't Choose Tragedy, You Can Choose Your Response" - will be held Thursday, March 19, in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo's North Campus. The full-day event is free, but registration is required.
Mental Health Advocates of WNY to host annual dinner at Atrium @ Rich's
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 12:55 pm
The Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) will host its 58th annual dinner and auction on Wednesday, March 11, at the Atrium @ Rich's. This is the MHA's signature event and biggest fundraiser of the year. The auction will open at 6 p.m. along with drinks and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a sit-down dinner and program to acknowledge those who have made a difference throughout the year in support of mental health issues.
Portraits in porcelain: Doring to display artistry in April 26 exhibit
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:50 am
Chie Doring knew she wanted to be an artist when she was just a young girl growing up in Japan. Now, at age 92, the award-winning artist and longtime Grand Island resident is planning to celebrate a retrospective of her paintings in "A Unique Asian Porcelain Art Show" this spring.
Fairchild Place listed as for sale
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:45 am
Just eight months after a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of McGuire Development Co.'s first Lewiston development, the parcels at 765 Fairchild Place and 750 Onondaga Street are listed for sale.
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives NYS Council on the Arts decentralization funding
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 01:00 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of a new event, "Bug Fest," which will take place In Seneca "Bug" Park (adjacent to the Lewiston Library) from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11.
Falls mayor, Niagara County Legislature vow to work together
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 01:00 pm
"Last night, leadership teams from the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara County met to discuss how we can better work together to advance our collective interests. We acknowledged that with new leadership in the city and county, we hoped this could be the beginning of a very productive relationship."
New York State Labor Department to convene wage board to investigate and make recommendations on overtime work threshold for farm laborers
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 12:20 pm
New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Monday announced she will convene a wage board for farm laborers that will hold hearings, review and make recommendations regarding overtime work for farm laborers in New York state.
Annual Scotty Bowman Showcase returns March 18
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the 16th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Wednesday, March 18, at KeyBank Center.
Buffalo Sabres Green Team to hold all sports equipment drive March 9-15
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team today announced it will hold a sports equipment drive at KeyBank Center starting Monday, March 9, when the Sabres take on the Washington Capitals. The drive will run until Sunday, March 15, and all equipment donated will benefit Victory Sports.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center wins 2020 Just Communities of WNY award
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 07:00 am
The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY presented an award to the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, honoring the museum for its work on behalf of others. The Heritage Center was given the "Organization" award alongside 19 other awards that honored everything from youth to sports and public relations.
Higgins joins Bennett-Wells American Legion Post Black History Month celebration to honor 50-plus Vietnam veterans
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 07:00 am
During a special Black History Month celebration presented by the Bennett-Wells American Legion Post and Auxiliary No. 1780, Congressman Brian Higgins honored more than 50 veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
Erie County Parks Department continues winter activities
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 05:25 pm
Spring is approaching in Western New York but there are still a number of activities scheduled in Erie County Parks in the upcoming late-winter weeks. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry announced three programs designed to be recreational and informative: "Signs of Change" at Chestnut Ridge, "Winter Tree ID" at Emery Park, and "Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey and Detection Training" at Emery Park.
NYSEG, RG&E warn customers of new scam attempts
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 04:55 pm
NYSEG and RG&E, AVANGRID companies, are urging customers to be vigilant of scammers posing as representatives of the energy companies.
Calspan wins 5-year contract at US Air Force Test Pilot School
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 04:55 pm
Calspan Corp. was awarded a five-year contract with the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The USAF TPS is where the Air Force's top pilots, navigators and engineers are trained to conduct flight tests and generate the data needed to carry out test missions of America's current and future military aircraft and airborne systems.
SBA: Funding competition for organizations providing training to women veteran entrepreneurs
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:20 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to $300,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to women service members, women veterans and women military spouses.

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