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Holy Ghost Lutheran School travels 'round the globe
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 04:30 pm
From 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6630 Luther St., students in grades five through eight will travel around the world without leaving Holy Ghost Lutheran School.
NIH awards UB $21.7 million to continue Buffalo's rapid trajectory growing its health care & research sectors
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 04:15 pm
The University at Buffalo has been awarded a five-year, $21.7 million clinical and translational science award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health in recognition of the dramatic progress UB and its partners have made since 2015 when UB first received the CTSA. NIH announced the funding today.
Niagara County: Jastrzemski, Wydysh say residents should consider passports to fly
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 04:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski and Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Rebecca Wydysh today said Niagara County residents should strongly consider getting passports rather than rely on New York state driver's licenses to meet the TSA requirements for REAL ID for all domestic flights that takes effect on Oct. 1. The new rules require every traveler 18 years of age an older to have at minimum a REAL-ID-compliant driver's license to fly within the U.S.
Office of Mental Health: $45,000 award to Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 04:10 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has awarded a $45,000 grant to the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition to expand its awareness campaign, "Join the Conversation," into Niagara County. The coalition's campaign promotes mental health awareness and fights the stigma surrounding mental illness, which can be a barrier preventing people from seeking the help and treatment they need.
Artpark welcomes Chicago for special intimate performance
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 10:10 am
Artpark will present Chicago live at the Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Indoor reserved tickets and general admission lawn tickets ($30-$129) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Nominations sought for Citizen of the Year
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:05 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for the 54th annual Citizen of the Year Award celebration. You can pick up your nomination form(s) at the Grand Island Chamber office or go to and download one. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 6. They will be recognized at a dinner to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Niagara Falls, on April 30.
DeGlopper statue taking shape
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:05 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has approximately 60 or 70 hours of work left to do on the statue of Charles DeGlopper that will be unveiled in June in the park that bears his name.
Grand Island Town Board adopts law against aggressive solicitation
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:05 am
Property damage, theft, and people being approached at private events by aggressive panhandlers were issues addressed by Ralph Lommer, former board member of the Grand Island Moose Lodge. He was one of a group of people who spoke at a public hearing at the Feb. 3 Grand Island Town Board meeting on a local law regulating aggressive panhandling on public property.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Wavelengths opens at new location
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
Supporters of Wavelengths Hair Design had no trouble finding their new location for a recent ribbon-cutting.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Island Family Eye Care opens with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
At a ribbon-cutting for Island Family Eye Care on Jan. 29, owner Dr. Adrienne Manzo Cassata said it's been a "dream of mine for a long time. I worked for an ophthalmology practice for about 10 years and decided to branch out on my own, and I'm just so excited to be on Grand Island. It's really been a warm reception so far. ... I'm just really happy to be here serving this community."
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Annual Undie Sunday drive runs Feb. 10-24
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
Drew Bernstein is a missionary at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy on Buffalo's East Side. He is also the coordinator of its Code Blue initiative when up to 50 cots and bedding are rolled out for homeless men to escape the winter cold at night when the temperatures are below freezing. It is a place where these men can obtain a hot meal and breakfast in the morning, dry their clothing and hopefully, a good night's sleep in a safe environment.
Grand Island is home to Buffalo Sports Museum
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
It's also safe to say there is only one 1,000-square-foot basement on the Island referred to as "The Buffalo Sports Museum" and, after a tour, the name is perfect and it is a space any museum curator would be proud of. A countless number of Buffalo sports memorabilia meticulously fill every inch of the walls, ceiling and floor in the basement of John Boutet, sports archivist, author, athlete and a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors and the BFLO Experience, which is looking for a large downtown space to house the Buffalo sports, broadcasters and music halls of fame.
Community comes to assistance of families displaced from fire in Woods at Blairville apartments
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
Area fire company investigators are continuing their probe into a tragic fire that disrupted residents in two Lewiston apartments.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal announces final call for documents for existing applicants who applied to Lake Ontario homeowner recovery program
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 05:20 pm
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) announced final submission deadlines for outstanding eligibility documents required to process priority homeowner applications submitted for the 2019 Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Program. The request for documents applies only to homeowners who submitted applications in priority categories during the eligible application periods. New applications are not being accepted.
Kearns reminds snowmobilers to register their sleds locally in Erie County
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 05:15 pm
As winter snow activities commence in Buffalo, Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns reminded snowmobilers to register their sleds "locally" by mailing in their snowmobile registrations using the signature green "Renew Local" envelope, or at any Erie County Auto Bureau. Doing so will help keep a portion of the registration fee in Erie County.
NYPA board approves $10.2 million program to provide customers access to data on carbon emissions reduction and energy-efficiency projects
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 05:15 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved spending $10.2 million to expand its customer digital experience program to provide digital tools to customers that help them track carbon emissions reductions and the status of energy-efficiency projects they have partnered on with NYPA.
PSC adopts terms of $10.5 million settlement with NYSEG, RG&E over failure to adequately prepare for 2018 winter & spring storms
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 05:15 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday adopted terms of a joint proposal - first announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo - with New York State Electric & Gas Corp. and Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. that would settle the companies' liability for alleged violations stemming from the companies' failure to adequately prepare for winter and spring storms in 2018. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies would pay $10.5 million from shareholder funds, to be allocated $9 million to NYSEG and $1.5 million to RG&E.
'Sip. Shop. Eat!' and enter to win
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:35 pm
The second annual "Sip. Shop. Eat! Lewiston Style" event takes place Saturday across the Village of Lewiston. Merchants invite readers to get out, walk around, and - if they so choose - take advantage of special deals and meals.
Aftermath awards grant to Lewiston Police Department
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:30 pm
Ken Rosa, senior manager, law enforcement relations for Aftermath, visited the Lewiston Police Department this week for presentation of the Aftermath K-9 $1,000 grant.
A look at Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
Sara Capen works as the executive director of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. In that role, she leads a small team on tourist-related projects such as the Discover Niagara Shuttle, the Niagara Falls Underground Heritage Center and the Heritage Arts Mural Project, just to name a few.
North Tonawanda: Pappas gives State of the City
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting began with the "State of the City" address by Mayor Arthur Pappas. The subjects of focus for the address included development, jobs, highway and water projects, as well as the bail and discovery/speedy trial reform laws enacted at the beginning of the year by the state.
Prepare for battle at Fort Niagara
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 04:00 pm
"Winter Woods Battle" returns to Old Fort Niagara from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. It will feature cordwaining as a new demonstration along with its assortment of indoor and outdoor living-history activities for visitors.
Kearns calls on local delegation to reconsider Green Light Law in response to Department of Homeland Security suspension of Trusted Traveler Program; Higgins calls action 'ill-conceived'
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 03:05 pm
The Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday evening it would immediately prohibit New York residents from enrolling and re-enrolling in a Trusted Traveler Program (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST).
No parking ordinance on Grand Island
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 03:00 pm
Grand Island residents are reminded the no parking ordinance is in effect from 2-7 a.m. Nov. 1 through March 31.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society begins 2020 Student of the Year campaign in Buffalo
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 03:00 pm
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Western & Central New York Chapter has announced the 17 candidates who have signed up for Students of the Year.
Department of Homeland Security suspends new enrollment/reenrollment in CBP Trusted Traveler Programs for New York residents
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 03:00 pm
In response to New York state implementing the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act (Green Light Law), Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced New York residents will no longer be eligible to apply for or renew their enrollment in certain Trusted Traveler Programs like Global Entry.
Aquarium of Niagara joins Buffalo Zoo in Australian wildfire relief efforts
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 02:20 pm
As Australia continues its long journey toward recovery after massive bushfires, the Aquarium of Niagara is joining forces with the Buffalo Zoo to support fundraising efforts and maximize the Western New York zoological community's impact toward relief efforts.
Buffalo City Mission's 'Mission Possible' food drive challenge raises more than 25,000 canned goods for region's poor & homeless
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 02:20 pm
The Buffalo City Mission announced the results of the 2019 10-week challenge period for its "Mission Possible" youth incentive program, a communitywide initiative that brings together area schools, church youth groups and other youth programs to engage students of all ages in an exciting, educational and action-orientated food drive challenge.
Oh, it's true: The Rolling Stones return to Buffalo
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 09:20 am
Today the Rolling Stones announced their critically acclaimed "No Filter" Tour will return to North America for a 15-city run in 2020 and will make a stop in Orchard Park on June 6 at New Era Field. The new dates follow the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's record-breaking, sold-out performances of 2019, heralded by Rolling Stone as "A triumph for the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band."
Quitline: Be kind to your heart in February - delay or completely stop smoking or vaping during American Heart Month
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 07:00 am
February is American Heart Month, and the New York State Smokers' Quitline recommends all tobacco and vape users to be kind to their heart. This means working to delay smoking or vaping, and eventually becoming tobacco-free. Coaches at the Quitline can help all ages with treating nicotine dependence, seven days a week, for no charge.
Buffalo Zoo continues fundraising efforts for Australian wildfire relief
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 07:00 am
Though many of the fires have subsided, the widespread damage from the massive bushfires in Australia remains. Experts say over 1 billion animals - some who are only found in Australia - have died in the blazes.
Planning Committee: Lake Ontario water levels already higher than at same point last year
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:30 pm
Niagara County Emergency Services Director Jonathan Schultz told the Lake Ontario Planning Committee that current Lake Ontario water levels are already higher than at a similar period a year ago. Schultz said the current water level is 246.59 feet, about 9 inches above where they were on this date one year ago.
DEC releases draft New York State Forest Action Plan
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today announced the release of the draft New York State Forest Action Plan for public review and comment. The State Forest Action Plan is a 10-year strategic plan for DEC and New York's forestry community that provides long-term, comprehensive and coordinated strategies for addressing the challenges facing New York's forests today.
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York announces 2020 board of directors & new chairperson
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:25 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York announced the following local business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to serve on the BBB board of directors. BBB also announced a new board chair, Lynn Oswald, director of the Niagara Small Business Development Center.
Erie County: Bridging communication gap between law enforcement, deaf/hard of hearing community
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:20 pm
A new communications tool, designed to improve communications between the police and the hard of hearing and deaf community during routine law enforcement traffic stops, will soon be implemented in Erie County after being announced at the Town of Amherst Police Training Facility.
Buffalo Sabres: Corporate Challenge hockey tournament returns for 16th year
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will host the 16th annual Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge on Friday, March 20, at KeyBank Center.
New York Power Authority joins Climate Smart Communities program
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:10 pm
The New York Power Authority has joined the Climate Smart Communities program, an interagency effort to encourage and assist local governments in taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change.
UBMD Internal Medicine welcomes new chief operating officer
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:05 pm
Sanjay Chadha, MBA, joined UBMD Internal Medicine on Jan. 29 as its new chief operating officer.
NYS OASAS announces launch of addiction public awareness campaign
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:05 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) announced the launch of a new multifaceted public awareness campaign designed to raise awareness about addiction. The "In the Know" campaign addresses many common misconceptions about addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. The goal is to empower people with facts pertaining to substance use disorder and eliminate stigma.
Niagara Hospice receives grant from Odd Fellow & Rebekah Benefit Fund
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:30 am
Niagara Hospice has received a $30,000 grant from the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Benefit Fund in Lockport to advance its dementia care expertise for patients, families and caregivers across Niagara County. The grant will enable hospice staff to achieve dementia care practitioner certifications and pursue continuing educational opportunities to enhance the clinical knowledge of managing care for this growing population.

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