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Book signing for Sophia Smith's 'Swinging From the Chandeliers'
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 03:15 pm
Lewiston author, actor and community advocate Sophia Smith will participate in a book-signing event inside the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. She will autograph copies of "Swinging From the Chandeliers" from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
Morinello elevated to ranking minority member on codes committee
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 02:55 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello has been appointed as the ranking minority member for the Assembly's standing committee on codes for the 2020 legislative session. Morinello has an extensive background in the criminal justice system, including serving as the Niagara Falls City Court judge from 2001-15.
Niagara Falls: Council in the community sessions scheduled
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 12:10 pm
The Niagara Falls City Council will host a series of community meetings at various locations throughout the city.
WellNow Urgent Care named 'Official Urgent Care Partner' of Buffalo Sabres
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 11:45 am
WellNow Urgent Care - one of New York's fastest-growing urgent care providers - has been named the "Official Urgent Care Partner of the Buffalo Sabres" for the 2020-22 seasons. The three-year partnership encapsulates a one-of-a-kind partnership to help connect Buffalo Sabres fans with timely urgent care services.
Legal team at Dale Association
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 11:45 am
The Dale Association will host the Center for Elder Law & Justice Mobile Legal Unit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 33 Ontario St., Lockport. The team of experienced attorneys and paralegals travels throughout WNY to provide free "done in a day" legal assistance for older adults.
Niagara Arts Guild hosts silkscreen artist
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 11:45 am
Printmaker and educator Katy Sloan of Buffalo will demonstrate silkscreen techniques, methods and uses at the next Niagara Arts Guild meeting. Sloan studied at SUNY New Paltz and demonstrates printmaking at the Book Arts Center and Starpoint Intermediate School.
Higgins announces $350,000 for Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Buffalo State's Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department will receive a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for preservation education and training. The three-year grant extends from 2020-22.
Public hearings scheduled on 2020-24 Consolidated Plan for Community Development & 2020 action plan
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 09:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning will host public hearings for the draft 2020-24 Consolidated Plan for Community Development and the 2020 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG"), Home Investment Partnership Grant ("HOME"), and Emergency Solutions Grant ("HESG") during the week of Jan. 20 in three communities across Erie County.
Niagara County receives funding to support small business
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 09:35 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday announced its Consolidated Funding Application for the Microenterprise Grant Program has been approved by New York, with $200,000 in funds being made available. The program will provide resources to support and foster the development of local microbusinesses.
AG James: $8 million-plus grant awards to 10 cities to develop new strategic housing programs; Buffalo and Niagara Falls included
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 03:35 pm
Attorney General Letitia James announced over $8 million in grant awards as part of the Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement ("Cities RISE"). Cities will use these grants to launch innovative programs related to housing and strategic code enforcement. The program aims to innovatively address and transform blighted, vacant or poorly maintained problem properties through the use of housing and community data from various state agencies.
Buffalo's New Era Cap Co. celebrates century of authenticity in sports & culture
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 03:20 pm
Today, international sports and lifestyle brand New Era Cap Co. Inc. commemorates 100 years of being "the true authentic cap on and off the field." From creating fashionable Gatsby-style hats in the 1920s, to the invention of the New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap in the 1950s, to the crowning of a next generation of professional athletes in the 1990s, caps have been worn by those who achieved greatness and changed history.
Youngstown Garden Club's 3rd annual fundraiser, 'An Evening of Wintergreen,' to benefit World Gardening Project
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 03:15 pm
Looking forward to spring, warmer weather, and a little green? Then join the Youngstown Garden Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, for "An Evening of Wintergreen" and garden-themed auction at First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St.
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 03:10 pm
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $56,000.
Disney to celebrate donation of 75 millionth book to first book during 8th annual 'Magic of Storytelling' campaign
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 03:00 pm
The eighth annual "Magic of Storytelling" campaign kicked off this week, during which Disney will celebrate its 75 millionth book donation to First Book, a nonprofit that provides new, free and affordable books to educators and organizations serving children in need. The "Magic of Storytelling" campaign aims to inspire families' imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring new books to underserved communities across the country.
Niagara University's online programs in education Top 5 in New York
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 12:20 pm
Niagara University's online programs in education were ranked among the Top 5 in New York state by U.S. News & World Report, a global authority in education rankings. In addition, Niagara was the only institution of higher education from Western New York to appear on the list.
UB: Brain model offers new insights into damage caused by stroke and other injuries
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 07:00 am
A University at Buffalo neuroimaging researcher has developed a computer model of the human brain that more realistically simulates actual patterns of brain impairment than existing methods. The novel advancement represents the union of two established approaches to create a digital simulation environment that could help stroke victims and patients with other brain injuries by serving as a testing ground for hypotheses about specific neurological damage.
Trivia program at The History Center
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 07:00 am
The History Center of Niagara will host a trivia program - reminiscing about old TV shows and movies - at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Volunteers needed to stem tide of arboreal invaders
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with WNY PRISM, the Cornell University Cooperative Extension, and the NYS Hemlock Initiative is presenting a free public event focusing on the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive aphid-like forest pest that is currently spreading in Western New York forests. The spread of HWA threatens the Eastern Hemlock, an important tree species that is a critical part of forest ecosystems, provides stream habitat for trout species and creates habitat for numerous other plant and animal species.
Catholic Charities launches Appeal 2020, sets $10M goal to provide critical programs & services to more than 160,000 Western New Yorkers
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 04:20 pm
Catholic Charities today announced the launch of Appeal 2020, setting a goal of $10 million. This year's theme is "Think of Me."
Christian Sands High Wire Trio to kick off 'Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic' series Feb. 2 at Kleinhans Music Hall
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 04:15 pm
The Christian Sands High Wire Trio, led by Grammy-winning pianist Sands, will kick off the new "Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic" series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall. The trio will perform a special tribute to the legendary jazz pianist Erroll Garner - beloved for "Concert By the Sea," one of the top-selling albums in jazz history - and his classic ballad "Misty."
Angelo Morinello announces 2020 reelection bid
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 02:10 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R-C-I-Ref-Niagara Falls) today announced he'll run for reelection to the New York State Assembly in 2020.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo opens 2020 scholarship application process
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 01:10 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2020-21 academic year is now open. Applications are due by May 1 and must be submitted online.
State Office for the Aging encourages older New Yorkers to get flu shot
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 11:45 am
With the dramatic increase in the number of reported flu cases and hospitalizations across the state in recent weeks, the New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers about the importance of getting their flu vaccination as soon as possible. It's not too late - flu season can extend as late as May.
DiNapoli: School district tax levy cap below 2%
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 11:30 am
Property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 1.81% for the 2020-21 fiscal year, down from a 2% cap in each of the two previous years, according to data released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes 14th Humboldt penguin to its colony
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:50 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is introducing "NiƱo," a 3-year-old Humboldt penguin and the newest member of its penguin colony, to the public.
Higgins: $1.5 million YouthBuild award for Service Collaborative of Western New York
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday announced a $1.5 million federal grant awarded through the U.S. Department of Labor to The Service Collaborative of Western New York for its Western New York YouthBuild: Leaders Under Construction program.
Como corner taking shape
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:25 am
Construction is continuing on the second-floor living quarters above The Como Deli and The Country Doctor at South Sixth and Center streets in Lewiston. Owner Zach Casale is renovating the units while also adding a clock tower.
DEC to feature new angler outreach programs at 2020 Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo Jan. 17-19
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation invites the public to check out its Bureau of Fisheries' expanded angler outreach programs at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Jan. 17 to 19 at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center.
NYSERDA selects home inspections By The Fulmer Group to provide home energy ratings for homebuyers in Erie County
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:15 am
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority on Monday announced it has selected Home Inspections By The Fulmer Group to deliver home energy ratings for homebuyers in Erie County, as part of the second phase of the Home Energy Ratings Pilot. The pilot supports the state mandate for a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's "Green New Deal," which puts New York on a path to economywide carbon neutrality.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda returns to conquer his most dangerous highwire walk yet: Over active Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 08:50 am
ABC and dick clark productions announced Nik Wallenda, seventh generation of the Great Wallendas, will return to the highwire for a daring 1,800-foot-long walk over the active Masaya Volcano in Masaya, Nicaragua. "Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air as a live two-hour special on Wednesday, March 4 (8 p.m. EST). This will mark Wallenda's longest and highest highwire walk ever attempted and make him the first person to embark on the 1,800-foot-long walk over the famed volcano.
Buffalo Zoo launches community campaign to raise funds for Australian wildfire relief
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is doing its part in helping raise much-needed emergency funds for those affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia.
WinterFest returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 03:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel along with parks' staff, Ed Leake and members of the Town of Orchard Park Town Recreation Department, and event sponsors to announce WinterFest 2020 will be held at Chestnut Ridge Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. If weather permits, the free event will feature sledding, skiing, snowboarding and a snow sculpting contest along with other seasonal outdoor activities.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee sets deadline for project applications
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 02:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee has set 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, as the deadline for submission of projects to be considered in the next round of funding.
Buffalo to continue hosting NHL Scouting combine through 2022
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 01:40 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres today announced the NHL Scouting Combine will remain in Buffalo through 2022, with each of the next three events being held at KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pledges a primary care appointment within 7 days after leaving hospital
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 12:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has launched the start of a seven-day pledge program to connect its patients to primary care within seven days of their hospital discharge from Memorial or an emergency room visit at Memorial. The program guarantees a follow-up appointment with a NFMMC primary care provider at one of Memorial's six primary care locations.
ESD: Applications accepted for new community-based real estate development training program on Buffalo's east side
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 12:00 pm
Empire State Development announced applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class of the community-based real estate development training program, which teaches east side building owners and community members how to plan for and implement a commercial real estate development project.
Buffalo City Mission launches 'Pick-a-Brick' campaign to raise $1 million for new community center
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 11:40 am
Today, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its "Pick-a-Brick" campaign, a fundraising initiative that will provide community individuals and organizations with a special opportunity to make a lasting legacy gift that will build a "Pathway to Hope" for the next century - leading to the completion of the organization's new community center, the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise.
UB receives $3 million Mellon grant in support of indigenous studies
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 11:40 am
The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has received a $3.174 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a new department of indigenous studies.
Academy Awards: 92nd Oscars nominations announced
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 10:15 am
The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. "Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet" will air at 6:30 p.m. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Providing support to those with autism
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 11:10 am
The binational Rotary Club of Lewiston and Niagara-on-the-Lake on Wednesday presented its annual contribution for the promotion of autism services to Jana Mertz, program coordinator of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Oishei Children's Hospital.
 

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