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HUD announces nearly $75,000 to help Tuscarora Nation support more affordable housing
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:05 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced more than $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants to Native American Tribes in 38 states. Funding is distributed to eligible tribes and their tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to carry out a range of affordable housing activities in their communities.
De Dee's Dairy to open Youngstown location
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 04:55 pm
De Dee's Dairy announced on social media plans to locate a second ice cream shop in the Village of Youngstown, directly behind Youngstown Galley at 400 Main St.
'An Evening With Horses & Heroes' to highlight Western New York EquiFest 2020
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
The athletic strength and talents of both the horse and their riders will be on display as WNY Equifest 2020 presents an "Evening with Horses & Heroes," at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, inside Showplex on the Erie County Fairgrounds. This ticketed event will feature a costume-studded parade of riders and their beautiful horses demonstrating various forms of horsemanship and skills.
Lewiston Lions to Host 'Dining in the Dark North'
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions invite readers to "Dining in the Dark North" at Apple Granny Restaurant on Monday, March 30. The goal of this unique event is to raise awareness of the Olmsted Center for Sight, the Lewiston Community Lions and Lions Club International Foundation.
Waterkeeper holds open house in North Tonawanda
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper held an open house at North Tonawanda's City Hall for those interested in learning more about the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Living Shoreline project.
NT officials worried about Canal Fest
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday night at North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting, Mayor Arthur Pappas commented on the lack of communication between officials in the City of North Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda, in regard to the upcoming Canal Fest, an annual summer festival featuring rides, games and fireworks on the border of the two cities overlooking the Erie Canal.
Freedom of Information group sues Niagara County Legislature
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government is a group that monitors the compliance of municipalities with open government laws. These include towns and cities in both Erie and Niagara counties to agencies such as the City of Lockport Housing Authority.
NT Botanical Gardens host students
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Yesterday, students from North Tonawanda High School were due to leave their books, papers and pens in the classroom, and get their hands dirty at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens on Sweeney Street, where Dave Conti and the rest of the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Organization had some serious lessons to impart.
Aquarium of Niagara executive director outlines venue's future
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 02:30 pm
At an event Wednesday, the Aquarium of Niagara unveiled a new strategic plan and outlined the goals it will pursue in the next three to five years.
Artpark: Dropkick Murphys and Rancid co-headline 'Boston To Berkeley II Tour'
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 01:55 pm
Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will hit the road together for the first time since 2017, for the co-headlining "Boston To Berkeley II Tour." Each night will culminate with Dropkick Murphys and Rancid on stage together for a joint encore.
Niagara County supports Lock Tenders tribute monument
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:50 pm
The Niagara County Legislature presented a check for $75,000 at its meeting Tuesday night to the Lockport Locks Heritage District in support of the Lock Tenders tribute monument. The Heritage District has raised $900,000 of the $1.4 million needed for the project, with Niagara County having previously contributed.
The Weeknd sets Buffalo concert
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:45 pm
The Weeknd with special guests Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver will bring "The After Hours Tour" to KeyBank Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.
2020 'MEGA DROP': 1.6 million Girl Scout Cookie packages are here
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:45 pm
More than 1.6 million packages of Girl Scout cookies have landed in Western New York for the "Mega Drop" event. Girl Scout volunteers will fill their vehicles with cookies to begin delivering them to eager cookie customers who have placed orders and for Girl Scout cookie booth sales.
Breast Cancer Network of WNY donates $20,000 to support research
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:45 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) has donated $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester to support the coalition's breast cancer research initiative.
'Ashes-to-go,' Ash Wednesday services at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 10:10 am
In observance of Lent, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral clergy will be in Cathedral Park, Main and Church streets, and Pearl and Church streets on Feb. 26 to offer the imposition of ashes to all who walk by. "Ashes-to-go" times are 7:30-9 a.m. and 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Assemblymen Ashby, Morinello call for funding restoration for 'critical veterans' services'
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 10:10 am
Republican Assemblymen Jake Ashby and Angelo Morinello, both veterans themselves, held the first "Voices for Veterans" event at the Niagara Falls VFW Post 917. They called for the immediate restoration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's planned $5.68 million cuts to veterans' services.
Nominations for Buffalo History Museum's annual awards due Friday, March 6
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 10:10 am
Community members may nominate candidates for the Red Jacket, Owen B. Augspurger and Daniel B. Niederlander awards annually presented by The Buffalo History Museum at the Red Jacket Awards Dinner and Ceremony. Nominations are accepted online through www.buffalohistory.org and are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 6.
Girls to explore worlds of information technology, startups at free event
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
Girls who dream of becoming information technology whizzes or starting a business will have the chance to learn from more than a dozen women who have succeeded at doing just that at "She Started IT," an event designed to inspire and encourage girls to pursue careers in those fields.
A road less traveled: Older men struggle more than women as driving decreases
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that, as older adults reduce their driving, men report having fewer resources for making important life decisions. Compared to women, men over age 65 who have reduced their driving in the past year report lower levels of social support when it comes to advice, suggestions and information about issues they may be facing.
UBEOC to host annual men's conference
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
UB's Educational Opportunity Center will hold its annual men's conference from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the UBEOC campus at 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Pinnacle Community Services celebrates its 125th year with awards gala
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
In 1895, the world's first hydroelectric plant was built in Niagara Falls. The Great Gorge Route trolley line was the newest scenic attraction. Industry was booming in the Honeymoon Capital, and many came from afar to find work.
lloyd announces location of third Taco Factory in Elmwood Village
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 02:30 pm
lloyd Products Inc. (whereslloyd.com), known for its innovative spin on Mexican-inspired fare, will open its third Taco Factory on Elmwood Avenue this summer: at 716 Elmwood Ave., the former site of Cecilia's Ristorante.
Erin Collins named chair of 37th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 02:25 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops today announced Erin Collins, senior content marketing manager at Gelia, has been elected chairwoman of the festival's board of directors. She will lead planning efforts for the 37th annual event, which takes place July 11-12 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Toronto Raptors game analyst Jack Armstrong keynotes Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:45 pm
Students interested in pursuing a career in sport and recreation management, tourism or a related field are invited to learn more about this industry at the Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management's Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit.
Niagara County Legislature takes on NYS Article 10 law
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature is expected to take up four resolutions tonight directed squarely at New York's Article 10 law, which involves the siting of electric generating facilities in this state. The law, which legislators said took away local control over siting decision and instead gave control to the Board of Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, has become a source of controversy as large wind and solar developers have descended on Niagara County to site their facilities.
Who likes concerts? Bright Eyes, Temptations, Four Tops, Sammy Hagar, Jason Derulo, Dierks Bentley & Kesha set local shows
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:10 pm
A slew of big-ticket concerts were announced on Tuesdays. They include:
Headed to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino: The Temptations & The Four Tops, professional boxing, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Whitesnake, Night Ranger
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:05 pm
The Seneca Niagara Event Center will welcome Motown legends The Temptations and The Four Tops at 8 p.m. Friday, May 8; "Seneca Fight Night" presents All Star Boxing at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22; Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Whitesnake and Night Ranger arrive for an outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 21.
Artpark, Funtime Presents welcome Bright Eyes with special guest Lucy Dacus
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:00 pm
Bright Eyes with special guest Lucy Dacus will perform at the Artpark Mainstage Theater on Sunday, June 14. This concert is a Funtime Presents event. Indoor reserved tickets ($46-$102) will go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 21.
Squirrels: Love 'em or hate 'em?
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
How do you personally feel about squirrels? Some people hate these little rodents for robbing their bird feeders. Others love the crazy antics squirrels go to, to get some nibbles from wild bird feeders.
Niagara Hospice gears up for spring bouquet sale
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2020 spring bouquet sale. The sale will run March 2-8 with pre-sale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.
NCCC to host Career and Transfer Fair
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College welcomes the public to the annual Career and Transfer Fair on from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Banquet Hall on the Sanborn campus. Representatives from dozens of SUNY and private colleges will be in attendance in addition to area employers looking for interns and paid employees.
'Blue & Gold Gala' to commemorate Canisius' 150th anniversary; Grammy Award nominee Tony Orlando to perform
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
The Canisius Board of Regents will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the college's 1870 founding on Saturday, May 2, when it hosts "Canisius 150: A Blue & Gold Gala" at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m., followed by a celebrity headliner performance by Grammy Award nominee and showman Tony Orlando.
Kaleida denies coronavirus in WNY
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 06:20 pm
Kaleida Health today released the following statement in response to what it called "false statements, inaccuracies and inflammatory rumors in social media about novel coronavirus cases in Western New York":
'Light it up for Lymphedema': Unexplained swelling might be diagnosable, treatable disease
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 06:10 pm
For the past three years, I've organized the "Light it up for Lymphedema" campaign for the New York State Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN). The campaign encourages sites around the state and Canada to glow in teal each March 6, World Lymphedema Day, to raise awareness of lymphedema (LE) and lymphatic diseases (LD), chronic swelling conditions that have no cures. If left untreated, LE and LD can lead to deformities, infections and death.
DEC releases final regulations to implement New York State Plastic Bag Waste Reduction Act
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 02:15 pm
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Monday announced the release of final regulations to implement the New York State Plastic Bag Waste Reduction Act, which goes into effect on March 1.
New 911 requirements in place
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 12:20 pm
Acting Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti recently reminded businesses and organizations who utilize a multi-line telephone service (MLTS) that, as of Feb. 16, new requirements have been enacted by the Federal Communications Commission.
Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's names Wheatfield executive as event chair
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 12:05 pm
On Oct. 3, the Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's will bring more than 700 people to Lewiston - people who have been touched in some way by dementia. Leading the effort will be an executive with DePaul Senior Living in Wheatfield.
Emergency Physicians: Take care of your heart today
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 12:05 pm
Valentine's Day is a great reminder to prioritize heart health and recognize the signs of an emergency, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
As gas prices increase slightly nationally, local pumps not yet affected
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 11:20 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.44, up 1 cent since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.31. The New York average is $2.61, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.47.
ABC, ESPN debut 'SportsCenter' special commemorating US hockey team's 'Miracle on Ice' 40th anniversary
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 11:20 am
On Sunday, Feb. 23, ABC and ESPN will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the iconic "Miracle on Ice" - when the United States hockey team defeated the heavily favored then Soviet Union on Feb. 22, 1980, in their run to a gold medal. Special programming across ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will air throughout the day, including a one-hour "SportsCenter Special: Miracle on Ice at 40" and Walt Disney Pictures' "Miracle."
 

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