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Veteran donates $50,000 to Niagara SPCA
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:15 pm
Army veteran Bob Nowakowski made his second donation of $50,000 to Niagara SPCA during a check presentation held at the shelter this week.
On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, volunteers range from bankers to pastors
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:45 pm
Rather than take the day off for the federal holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, BankOnBuffalo employees decided to turn their "day on," by helping at Community Missions of Niagara Frontier's Clothes Closet. Joining staff, the bankers worked organizing clothes at the Buffalo Avenue location, while volunteers from Damascus Baptist Church worked in the kitchen.
YBPA begins planning for 2020
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:40 pm
Planning for 2020 is underway in Youngstown.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Permanent home made for Family Justice Center
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:35 pm
A former parsonage at Trinity United Methodist Church will serve as the permanent home of the Grand Island satellite of the Family Justice Center, announced the center's executive director, Mary Travers Murphy, on Jan. 9 at a community meeting at the church.
UB researcher aims to get older adults moving and creating
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:00 pm
Nikhil Satchidanand, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the department of medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded a grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to continue his work with vulnerable older adults.
AAA: Owning an electric vehicle is cure for most consumer concerns
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:45 pm
New research from AAA finds that, over five years and 75,000 miles of driving, the annual cost of owning a new compact electric vehicle is only slightly more expensive - about $600 annually - than its gas-powered counterpart. The study also revealed the experience of owning an electric vehicle eases one of the biggest fears associated with these cars: range anxiety.
Joe Chille joins Greater Niagara FCU board of directors
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:40 pm
George Lodick III, chairperson for Greater Niagara FCU board of directors, announced this week that Joe Chille, morning host on 96.1 The Breeze and owner of Joe Chille Productions, has joined the credit union's board of directors. Chille has served on many local organizations' boards and brings that experience to Greater Niagara FCU.
Niagara SPCA releases external audit results; no findings of animal mistreatment
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:30 pm
The Niagara SPCA recently underwent an external audit completed by Barbara Carr, former CEO of the SPCA Serving Erie County and currently a senior shelter consultant. The entire report is posted on the Niagara SPCA website (www.niagaraspca.org). Below is a summary of some of her recommendations.
Patrick P. Lee Foundation announces $450,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:25 pm
The Patrick P. Lee Foundation today announced a $450,000 financial commitment that will provide a gateway to stronger preventative services focused on mental health and education for the new Buffalo City Mission community center. The first floor will be called the Patrick P. Lee Foundation Welcome Center.
Higgins: Nearly $12.3 million in federal grants to fight homelessness in Western New York
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care (CoC) program has awarded almost $12.3 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in their mission to end homelessness in the region.
New York Farm Bureau achieves success at annual American Farm Bureau Federation National Convention
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:05 pm
New York Farm Bureau leaders are heading back to New York with a positive outlook for national farm policy this year following a successful national convention in Austin, Texas.
Not so fast: Morinello favors lowering Lewiston speed limit
Wed, Jan 22nd 2020 05:35 pm
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Wednesday said he supports the Village of Lewiston's goal to lower the speed limit on Center Street to make the roadway more walkable. He contacted Niagara Frontier Publications to clear the air, in light of reports he received from Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.
The Rite Aid Foundation designates Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club a KidCents charity
Wed, Jan 22nd 2020 09:10 am
The Rite Aid Foundation has selected the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club to participate in its 2020 KidCents program, which annually supports a select group of nonprofit, kid-focused organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children living in the communities Rite Aid serves.
NYPA authorizes $52 million for final phase of multimillion-dollar project to improve digital communication infrastructure
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved $52 million for the final phase of construction for new digital communication systems on NYPA transmission lines, improving the efficiency and reliability of the New York State electricity system.
Higgins, Hallwalls & The Colored Musicians Club announce 'Point Nine Collaborative'
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:45 pm
On Tuesday morning in the lobby of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, staff joined with The Historic Colored Musicians Club (CMC) to announce a multi-year collaboration featuring internationally acclaimed musical artists. This partnership in music has been named the "Point Nine Collaborative." Congressman Brian Higgins, a visible champion of the arts community, will present acknowledgements at the event.
New owner at Niagara Physical Therapy
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:05 pm
Niagara Physical Therapy is excited to publicize the successful transfer of ownership from its founder, Dr. Louis Cacciatore, to long-time employee Dr. Steve Doermer.
New location for 'Toast & Jam'
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:00 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues! The Lewiston Council on the Arts' "Toast & Jam" begins in a new location, Tin Pan Alley, 775 Cayuga St., at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Now in its 21st year, this jazz-jamming, blues-rocking, poetry-reading event returns by popular demand and continues every Monday through March 16.
Buffalo clinical trial contributed to FDA approval for fast-acting insulin for children
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:00 pm
The approval, on Dec. 19, by the Food and Drug Administration of a fast-acting insulin for children with diabetes mellitus came about with the help of researchers and providers at the University at Buffalo, UBMD Pediatrics and Oishei Children's Hospital, as well as some highly committed Western New York families.
Thousands attend Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:55 pm
Over the weekend, the seventh annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo invaded downtown Niagara Falls. The event was held at the Conference and Event Center with a focus on "Teaching Fishing" to the legions of anglers that can be found in New York, Southern Ontario and other nearby states.
New York State: HUD awards nearly $215 million to local homeless programs
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:50 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's "Continuum of Care" grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Cuomo announces 'make-ready' program for electric vehicles
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the New York State Department of Public Service issued a report recommending the establishment of a statewide utility-supported "make-ready" program to promote responsible electric vehicle charging station deployment. In addition, the governor announced more than 20,000 rebates have been approved for New Yorkers to purchase electric cars under the Drive Clean Rebate initiative, which provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:15 pm
About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
New York Power Authority: New energy storage demonstration project supporting further integration of renewable power sources into grid
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:55 am
The New York Power Authority announced a collaboration with a leading-edge energy storage company to develop a demonstration energy storage system, using new zinc-air energy storage technology, in New York. The project, selected as a winner through the NYPA Innovation Challenge, will have the ability to provide back-up power, help level grid demand, and move the state further toward a carbon-free electric grid supported by renewable energy resources.
Study finds link between blood fats and artery size in people with MS
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:55 am
A recent study by a team of University at Buffalo researchers has found a link between fats in the blood and problems with the arteries in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Niagara County WorkSource One announces 'Success in Six Program'
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:50 am
Niagara County's WorkSource One announced its "Success in Six" program will begin Friday, Jan. 24 . Those interested in participating can still sign up.
Give Kids A Smile Day to offer more than a healthy smile: Shifts to total health for hundreds of WNY kids
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:25 am
For one day in February, the halls of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will be filled with the excited laughs and smiles of schoolchildren.
PSC: Development of renewable energy projects to decrease capital costs for developers, advance more clean energy projects, save consumers $4.6 billion
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:25 am
The New York State Public Service Commission recently authorized the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to create a new, innovative pricing structure to decrease capital costs and further spur the development of clean energy resources in New York.
UB researcher employs eye-tracking technology to detect neurological disorders
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:25 am
A University at Buffalo biomedical engineer is gaining recognition outside the U.S. for his work using high-tech devices to diagnose and ameliorate neurological conditions.
Canadian rock supergroups Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party bring 'Saints and Sinners' tour to Artpark
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 10:45 am
Artpark & Funtime will present the "Saints and Sinners 2020 Tour," bringing together four legendary Canadian rock bands: Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party on Thursday, July 16, in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24.
Lifesaving donations topic of talk at Youngstown's First Presbyterian Church
Sat, Jan 18th 2020 07:00 am
A presentation on ConnectLife, the blood and organ donor network formerly known as Unyts, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St.
Erie County offers free rabies vaccination
Sat, Jan 18th 2020 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has scheduled a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, indoor and outdoor cats, and ferrets from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo.
Chris Collins sentenced for insider trading scheme and lying to federal law enforcement agents
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:30 pm
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced Friday that Christopher Collins, who represented the 27th District of New York as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, was sentenced to 26 months in prison today by U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick for participating in a scheme to commit insider trading and for making false statements to federal law enforcement agents when interviewed about his conduct.
Something's brewing: Sanborn home to unique coffee roasting company
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo Coffee Roastery hopes to solve this question by roasting, grinding and selling fresh beans from around the world in the hamlet of Sanborn, at 5844 Buffalo St.
Kaleida Health seeks buyer for DeGraff tower
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Kaleida Health DeGraff Memorial Tower in North Tonawanda, formerly used for inpatient care, has been listed with Pyramid Brokerage Co. to attract a developer to fill the five-story building. Some of the property's highlights, according to Pyramid, include easy access to the I-290 and its suitability for redevelopment, as well as it being ideal for multi-family residence and affordable housing.
Sanitation recommendations uncover strong opposition
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
A crowd - standing room only - faced North Tonawanda officials at the Jan. 7 public hearing for the proposed changes to the city's sanitation program. Several residents approached the board with deep objections to the recommendations proposed by Niagara County Environmental Science Coordinator Dawn Timm and DPW Superintendent Mark Zellner.
History of North Tonawanda Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball recalled, as 10th event planned
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Proceeds from North Tonawanda's 10th Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball will benefit the Vietnam Veterans WNY Chapter 77, which maintains a museum in Tonawanda and helps provide food and necessities to veterans and their families in need. This chapter, with its 675 members, is the largest in New York and fifth-largest in the nation.
Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association celebrates 2019 honorees
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association is hosting its annual Awards Dinner for 2019 honorees on Jan. 29 at the Four Points Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls. All proceeds will go to the TNBPA Scholarship fund to help families offset the cost of college.
Martial arts teacher combines kicks with faith
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Bob Heisner teaches Bushido at his building on Niagara Falls Blvd. He became proficient in the martial art through a blending of six different disciplines that he learned while serving in the military during and after the Vietnam War. He said the process of training doesn't just help muscles, it stays with the student and gives the self-determination and will to become whatever it is they aspire to become.
Laura Pennington Gawel joins Pinnacle Community Services as president & CEO
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 04:05 pm
As it begins its 125th year in service to the community, Pinnacle Community Services has announced Laura Pennington Gawel will now lead the organization as president and CEO.
 

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