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Perry's Ice Cream lends support to Parkinson's Foundation
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:20 am
The Parkinson's Foundation recently received a nearly $4,000 donation from Perry's Ice Cream. The monies were raised through the company's "Community Returns" program, which engages employees in a variety of raffles, games and product sales over a six-month period, helping to accrue donation funds.
UB's Center on the Advancement of Sport posts concussion blog, plans conference on sports injuries
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:15 am
The University at Buffalo's Center on the Advancement of Sport has launched a four-part blog series on sports concussions clarifying the issues of traumatic brain injuries.
Groundbreaking renovations to Family Promise of Western New York
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:15 am
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, has broken ground on critical upgrades to its shelter facility, which will allow the program to double in capacity. Improvements will include major capital upgrades to the building, including a fire safety system, new family units and additional bathrooms.
Free field trips at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center in February & March
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:15 am
In honor of Black History Month, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is offering free field trips sponsored by M&T Bank and transportation to all K-12 schools in Niagara County.
UB receives $800,000 NSF/Amazon grant to improve AI fairness in foster care
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 09:55 am
A multidisciplinary University at Buffalo research team has received an $800,000 grant to develop a machine learning system that could eventually help caseworkers and human services agencies determine the best available services for the more than 20,000 youth who annually age out of foster care without rejoining their families.
DEC releases New York state hunting safety statistics for 2019
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 09:55 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the 2019 hunting seasons in New York were the safest on record. DEC documented seven tree stand incidents and one fatality in 2019.
Lewiston: Mayor to form digital sign committee; Marasco encourages board to 'pump brakes' on replacement
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees is taking a step back from pursuing a digital sign at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
Village of Lewiston set to break ground on inclusive playground May 3
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 06:15 pm
The Village of Lewiston plans to break ground this spring on a $750,000 inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. Mayor Anne Welch said a groundbreaking ceremony will take place as part of the 25th annual "Spring Fling" on Sunday, May 3.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to recreate 'lost' Grateful Dead performance at Kleinhans Music Hall
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 02:35 pm
On March 17, St. Patrick's Day 1970, The Grateful Dead performed in Buffalo with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Association of Film Commissioners International names Tim Clark chairman
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 02:15 pm
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced Tim Clark, film commissioner for the Buffalo Niagara Film Office, will serve as AFCI's first newly elected board chair since 2016. Clark joined the AFCI board in 2018 and served previously as second vice chair. His new tenure as chair is set for a two-year term that may be renewed in 2022.
Presidents' Day children's program celebrates first ladies
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 12:15 pm
The Niagara County History Center continues its celebration of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote with a Presidents' Day program for children featuring some of this nation's first ladies and their accomplishments. The event is slated to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Friends of the Lewiston Library speaker series event educates on cancer awareness
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 12:15 pm
Join the Friends of the Lewiston Library for the first presentation of the 2020 speaker series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The topic, in honor of Cancer Awareness Month is "Today's Approach to Breast Cancer Care" by Dr. Stephen Edge, vice president of health care outcomes and policy at Roswell Park Cancer Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Empire State Development announces 2020 New York State Innovation Summit in the Mohawk Valley
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 12:10 pm
Empire State Development announced the 2020 New York State Innovation Summit, which will take place in the Turning Stone Resort in Verona on Oct. 27-28.
On World Cancer Day, Higgins calls for robust national investment in cancer research
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 12:10 pm
House of Representatives Cancer Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is advocating for a significant increase in the nation's investment in medical research and hopes initiatives to advance better treatments are included in the State of the Union address taking place today (also World Cancer Day). Higgins said he also hopes to see additional funding for research included in the president's 2021 budget scheduled for release next week.
Higgins announces grant opportunity for local fire departments
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 12:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period is now open. He invited local fire departments to apply.
'The Art of Suffrage' exhibit coming to Kenan Center
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 11:55 am
"The Art of Suffrage" exhibit will be on display at the Kenan Center in Lockport from Feb. 9 to March 29. The multimedia exhibit celebrates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification with artifacts from the collection of local activist Mary Brennan Taylor as the centerpiece. The collection includes ephemera such as magazines, buttons, post cards, sheet music and more from the 72-year period when trailblazing suffragists fought for their right to vote.
DEC: Oneida Lake adult walleye population hits 1 million fish
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 11:55 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced anglers have at least 1 million reasons to fish for walleye in Oneida Lake, according to a study with Cornell University researchers who have been tracking the lake's walleye population for more than 60 years. The population of adult walleye was estimated to be 1 million fish in 2019, a level that has not been reached since the 1980s.
Niagara County Department of Health 'remains vigilant' in protecting community from novel coronavirus
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 11:50 am
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Ceretto II running for Niagara County district attorney
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 08:45 pm
Former county prosecutor John Ceretto II will seek the Niagara County District Attorney's Office in this year's elections, the Lewiston-based attorney announced this morning.
Super Bowl LIV on FOX draws viewership of more than 102 million across television & digital platforms
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 08:30 pm
South Beach brought the heat as an average audience of 102.1 million tuned in for FOX Sports' ninth Super Bowl presentation as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers (31-20) in Super Bowl LIV at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium. The FOX broadcast network, including connected TV platforms, drew an average audience of 99.9 million viewership peaking at 103.5 million in the exciting conclusion to the NFL's 100th season.
Chris Panek to receive 2020 Duffett Award
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Chris Panek has been named the recipient of the 2020 J. Michael Duffett Memorial Award, presented each year to the coach whose contributions to amateur hockey in Western New York "best exemplify the knowledge, teaching, love of the game and gentle humanity of Mike."
Higgins: Williamsville East student Vidya Shah selected winner of Congressional App Challenge
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 03:15 pm
During a visit to Williamsville East High School, Congressman Brian Higgins announced Vidya Shah as the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge, an annual competition asking middle and high school students from House congressional districts across the U.S. to create and submit original apps.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer 5 free rabies immunization clinics in 2020
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 03:10 pm
Animal rabies continues to be a serious public health concern in Niagara County.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health's nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a pair of free diabetes self-management workshop. The series is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Dale Association-Lockport, 33 Ontario St.; and at 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls.
Nominations are open for 2020 Preservation Awards
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
Preservation Buffalo Niagara is accepting nominations for the 2020 Preservation Awards, the organization announced. The Preservation Awards celebrate the best in preservation projects and education throughout Western New York.
Free movie for seniors presented at Niagara University
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
Everyone could all use a little kindness in their life, right? If you answered, "Yes," and you are an older adult in Niagara County, HANCI has a free movie day for you. Best of all? The film celebrates the goodness of one of America's best neighbors!
Voutour celebrated on last day
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
At Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour's "walk-out" on Dec. 30, 2019 - his last day as a county law enforcement officer - he walked outside to find two long lines of sheriff's deputies in formal dress uniforms wishing him well in the next phase of his life.
Gas prices drop for 3rd consecutive week
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 01:25 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.47, down 5 cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.26. The New York state average is $2.66, down 3 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.49.
Niagara University first responder disability awareness training receives funding for training
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 01:25 pm
Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program has received monies to provide training for the Town of Amherst. The funding of $15,000, which was secured by New York State Assemblywoman Karen McMahon, is designed to educate first responders and help ensure proper, proactive response to include Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.
March of Dimes receives $200,000 grant from Health Foundation for Western & Central New York
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 01:15 pm
March of Dimes, the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies, recently announced its latest collaboration with the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York aimed at reducing preterm births and improving maternal and infant health in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Syracuse. The agency said premature birth is the largest contributor to infant death in the U.S., and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announces 2020 scholarships available for foodservice & hospitality students
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 01:10 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award five recipients with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward their room, board, books and fees.
Artpark: Live Nation presents The Head and The Heart, 'Living Mirage Tour,' with guest Margo Price
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 10:20 am
Live Nation will present The Head and The Heart with special guest Margo Price live at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. Indoor reserved tickets and general admission lawn tickets ($29.50-$59.50) will go on sale at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
Lewiston No. 1, first-responders fight back multi-dwelling structure fire
Sun, Feb 2nd 2020 11:30 pm
At 10:33 p.m. Saturday, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 was dispatched to the Woods at Blairville apartment complex in the 800 block of Oriole Lane for a reported structure fire. Crews were faced with heavy fire in two apartments upon arrival and immediately deployed to begin knocking back the flames as additional crews entered to search for anyone still inside.
Super Bowl 54 schedule
Sun, Feb 2nd 2020 12:00 pm
Patrick Mahomes and the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs will square off with Jimmy Garoppolo and the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, culminating the NFL's 100th season.
Village of Lewiston, WTS youth sports partnership is all aces
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston and Gary Hall have reteamed for another year of indoor tennis at the WTS court on North Second and Mohawk streets. Lessons are provided to participants ages 5-13, regardless of their residency.
Buffalo: New York State DOT begins process of replacing Skyway
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
As the 2020s begin to grow on us, the buzzword "new" is becoming common in Buffalo-Niagara. As in new faces, new opportunities, new attractions, a new spirit and new attitude.
Grand Island Board of Education: Road signs to mark GIHS boys volleyball state championship
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
New road signage will soon go up on the Island noting the town is the home of the 2019 New York State champions in boys volleyball.
Buffalo Sabres team up with Bald for Bucks, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 05:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will partner with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Bald for Bucks initiative throughout the month of February to raise funds for critical cancer research and patient-care programs.
'Kitten Bowl VII,' America's beloved rescue pet event, returns exclusively on Hallmark Channel Feb. 2
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 05:30 pm
Hallmark Channel hosts "Kitten Bowl VII" exclusively, Sunday, Feb. 2 (2 p.m. ET/PT). "Kitten Bowl VII" will feature over 100 kittens rescued from across the country, as four teams will be competing for the Feline Football Championship. The 2020 game also marks a milestone of more than 40,000 shelter pet adoptions since "Kitten Bowl" premiered in 2014.
Hallmark Channel's 'Cat Bowl II,' with host Beth Stern, announcers Larissa Wohl and Cameron Mathison, premieres on Hallmark Channel Feb. 1
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 05:30 pm
Hallmark Channel announces "Cat Bowl II" is set to premiere Saturday, Feb. 1 (11 p.m. ET/PT). It is part of the network's core philanthropic effort "Adoption Ever After," which uses entertainment programming to showcase animals available for adoption in neighborhoods all across America.

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