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Buffalo African American Museum committee presents History of Michigan Avenue YMCA
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 01:00 pm
The Civil Rights movement began long before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his historic rise to fame as the leader of the civil rights movement. Buffalo was a hub of activity for minority equality and advancement. It was a terminal on the Underground Railroad and a birthplace of what became the NAACP.
Higgins: $95,000 for art & cultural programs In Western New York
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 12:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal grants totaling $95,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts for Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Albright-Knox, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, CEPA Gallery, and Explore Buffalo.
Discover 'The History and Mystery Surrounding the Spalding Mill'
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 12:55 pm
The first in a collaborative series of four free programs with The Niagara County Historical Society and the Historic Palace Theater will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at The Historic Palace Theater, 2 East Ave, Lockport. Dr. Scott Geise will present "The History and Mystery Surrounding the Spalding Mill."
Ortt receives Conservative Party award
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 12:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt was honored by the Conservative Party of New York State for his 100% conservative voting record on legislation in 2019. Ortt received the "Legislative Scorecard Award" at CPNYS' annual convention in Albany.
Nursing HRSA grants benefit underserved communities, student training
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 08:45 am
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has expanded its clinical sites for students, improved nursing services to local Native Americans and other underserved populations, and enhanced its curriculum, thanks to $3.4 million in grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Bieber fever: Justin Bieber to perform in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 08:45 am
Grammy Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber announced today his fifth studio album, "Changes." will arrive Feb. 14 via RBMG/Def Jam Recordings, along with the official public on-sale for tickets to the "Changes Tour," presented by T-Mobile with special guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith. The tour, promoted by AEG Presents, kicks off in Seattle at the CenturyLink Field on Thursday, May 14.
Niagara County Legislature to be honored for supporting 2nd Amendment
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 07:00 am
The entire Niagara County Legislature will be honored by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs with the John Daly Memorial Award for the governing body's unanimous, bipartisan support of gun owners' rights.
ASI awards $122,500 to artists, arts groups in Erie & Niagara counties
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 01:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced it will administer $122,5000 in New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grants to artists and arts organizations for the production of 41 art projects in Erie and Niagara counties.
Gas prices drop for second consecutive week
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 12:30 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.52, down 3 cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.26. The New York average is $2.69, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.51.
Sanborn to host historical program
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 12:05 pm
Sanborn Area Historical Society will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. A special program, "Niagara's International Bridges," will be presented by Niagara History Museum's Ray Wigle.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveils newly designed ACV Auctions guest room
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:55 am
Last Friday afternoon at an event held at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveiled the newly designed ACV Auctions Inc. guest room.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2020-21 season to feature return of celebrated soprano Renée Fleming & master trumpeter Chris Botti
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:35 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 2020-21 concert season is all about inspiring figures, past and present - master composers, virtuosic artists, and timeless legends of Broadway, Hollywood and the radio. Anchored by a season opener with celebrated soprano Renée Fleming, and the return of master trumpeter Chris Botti in time for a sweet Valentine's Day serenade, this season is packed with world premieres and classic masterpieces.
Congressional District NY-27 chairs endorse Chris Jacobs as Republican candidate for Congress
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:35 am
The eight-county Republican chairs met in Varysburg last week and, after thorough deliberation, voted to endorse New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs as the Republican candidate in the special election for Congress in the NY-27th District.
'Coffee with Chris' for February
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:35 am
Niagara Falls City Council Chairman Chris Voccio has scheduled his next "Coffee with Chris" event for 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Confetti Cottage, 7917 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls State Park announces Native American handicraft lottery
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:30 am
Applications for the 2020 Native American handicraft sales permits are available for the summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
Higgins & McMahon present military service medals to WWII vet George Wilcox & Korean War vet Robert Fahey
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblywoman Karen McMahon were joined Friday by representatives from the U.S. Air Force and Town of Amherst leaders to honor residents and Air Force veterans George "Butch" Wilcox and Robert Fahey.
Jacobs honors Grand Island's Michael Shanley as Veteran of the Month
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:30 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Grand Island resident and U.S. Army veteran Michael Shanley was selected as the 60th Senate District Veteran of the Month for January.
Niagara Area Foundation announces more than $62,000 in grants
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara Area Foundation announced awards totaling more than $62,000 to nine Niagara area nonprofit organizations for its 2019 grant cycle. Niagara Area Foundation Competitive grant recipients include:
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge helps local groups
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 07:00 am
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) has been busy distributing checks to community organizations. At the January meeting, it was decided to send checks of support to the Red Jacket Club; Heart, Love & Soul of Niagara Falls; and Community Cats Alive of Lewiston.
Town of Lewiston sets public information meeting on Lower River Road park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 12:40 pm
The Town of Lewiston reminds residents it will hold a public information meeting on the proposed Lower River Road Town Park Project at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The session will take place at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road, and is expected to feature the latest town plans on the project.
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Local elected leaders are again making a push to lower the speed limit on Center Street, from 30 miles per hour down to 25 mph.
New face in Niagara making her mark in tech world
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
One of the neat attributes of life in Buffalo-Niagara - beyond this region's vast amount of natural, historical, artistic and cultural qualities - is the constantly evolving entrepreneurship and insightful business talents of its residents.
'Park After Dark': Volunteer committee rebrands fundraiser for Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
All remains quiet on the Lake Ontario shores in Olcott as debate continues in many circles on IJC Plan 2014. But that doesn't mean other, more exciting discussions for the area's summer seasons aren't taking place.
Section VI to delay implementation of return to league-based football alignment
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
A proposal to return high school football to league, rather than federation, play is on hold after complaints by City of Buffalo Public Schools.
Southpointe project is 'not dead,' councilman says
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Four months after former Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray stated "Southpointe is dead again," Grand Islanders who oppose the development on the south end of the Island may fear what is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.
Grand Island Town Board: Public hearing on proposed new panhandling law set for Feb. 3
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board set a hearing to consider a new law to address panhandling on the Island.
Niagara County public health director encourages preventive actions to help fight flu
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 05:10 pm
With influenza activity widespread and laboratory-confirmed influenza reports increasing, the Niagara County Department of Health is encouraging everyone to prevent flu with a few key actions.
Town of Porter reorganizes for 2020
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 05:10 pm
The Town of Porter got down to business for 2020 at its annual reorganization meeting, held in early January at Town Hall.
New York consumers received more than $7.5 million in FTC refunds in 2019
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 04:15 pm
New data released by the Federal Trade Commission shows that consumers across New York received $7,508,818 in refund checks from the FTC in 2019.
Hodgson Russ, Dansa D'Arata & Soucia CPAs & KeyBank present 9th annual 'Lawyers for the Arts'
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 04:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced this year's "Lawyers for the Arts" fundraiser will be presented by Hodgson Russ LLP, Dansa D'Arata & Soucia CPAs LLP, and KeyBank on Saturday, April 4, at the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo. The event will see attorneys from across practice areas and industries come together to play music on stage to a crowd of supporters of Western New York's thriving arts and cultural sector.
Niagara University opens The Nest as a sports lounge and gaming area for Esports
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:50 pm
Niagara University has cut the ribbon on The Nest, a state-of-the-art sports lounge and new gaming area for the university's growing Esports club.
NYPA: Mini submersible robot successfully inspects power transformer
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has successfully piloted a robotic technology that can navigate inside a power transformer to effectively identify any operational issues while reducing unplanned down time and reducing risk to personnel. The new inspection tool marks NYPA's latest investment in enhancing reliability and cost-effectiveness of its electricity generation assets and transmission network as part of New York's growing strength in technological innovation.
Lew-Port: 'One District, One Book' winner revealed
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:40 pm
Lewiston-Porter's much-anticipated "One District, One Book" reveal was held at the Lewiston Public Library on Wednesday. And the winner is "The One and Only Ivan," by Katherine Applegate.
Snow what? Niagara County preparing for 2020 golf season
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Snow may be on the ground and the temperatures a little chilly, but golf is already on the minds of the staff at the Niagara County Golf Course.
'A playground for all' at Chestnut Ridge Park
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Assemblyman Patrick Burke (142nd district), Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, President of the Chestnut Park Conservancy Gordon Panek, and conservancy members at the Chestnut Ridge casino to announce the start of a capital campaign to fund the newest addition to the park's recreational offerings.
Schumer & Higgins announce two federal grants totaling $500,000 for Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal grants totaling $500,000 for Albright-Knox Art Gallery initiatives.
Applicants sought for Merrell Lane Memorial Aviation Scholarship
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Merrell Lane Memorial Aviation Scholarship was established in memory of Merrell Lane, co-founder and the first chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC). Each year, NIMAC awards a $1,500 scholarship to a well-deserving enlisted member assigned to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station who has shown an interest in the aviation field.
Town of Niagara tackles day-to-day business; delays public hearing on gas station
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board meeting began early Tuesday, as the public hearing to collect input from residents on a new gas-station/convenient store being proposed for 7001 Packard Road was canceled.
Community Missions: Sweetheart Dinner returns to Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The 23rd annual Sweetheart Dinner is trudging through each snowy day of the winter calendar to wow the community by showing them an enjoyable evening at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls.
Greenway: Standing committee approves Niagara County & Lewiston projects
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:15 pm
On Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner of Niagara County DPW Jeffrey Gaston and Town of Lewiston Parks and Recreation Department Director Mike Dashineau presented projects to the Niagara River Greenway Commission's Host Communities Standing Committee, a body of appointed and elected officials who oversee projects financed by the Greenway Recreation/Tourism Fund.

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