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Joining a gym in 2020? BBB has advice
Wed, Jan 1st 2020 07:00 am
Deciding to join a gym is just the first step in your fitness journey. There are so many options nowadays it's important to know what you're getting into before you sign on the dotted line. Don't forget to do your research to get the most from your gym membership.
DEC: Yearlong celebration of agency's 50th anniversary to start in January
Wed, Jan 1st 2020 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC will host a yearlong celebration of its upcoming 50th anniversary in 2020.
Poloncarz inaugurated for third term
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, numerous Erie County officials, county legislators, departmental commissioners and members of the public as he was sworn-in for his third term by the Hon. Gerald J. Whalen Sr., presiding justice of the Appellate Division Fourth Department.
Joshua Maloni's top celebrity interviews of the decade
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 10:50 am
Which is to say, wherever tech takes us in the next 10 years, it's a safe bet we'll still gather around the couch to watch must-see programming, head to the theaters (or IMAX) for the latest blockbuster, and sing-along to our favorite songs on the way to work.
Buffalo Sabres reschedule Saturday's matchup to accommodate Buffalo Bills playoff game
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the start time for the team's game against the Florida Panthers this Saturday, Jan. 4, at KeyBank Center has been changed from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. The game will be televised on MSG and can be heard on WBEN 930 AM instead of WGR 550 AM, due to Buffalo Bills programming.
Erie County Fair is 3rd largest In US; largest east of Rockies & 12th largest overall fair in North America
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
A ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the largest county fair east of the Rocky Mountains, the third-largest county fair in the U.S., and 12th-largest fair overall in North America in 2019. The ranking of fairs, based on attendance, is published annually by CarnivalWarehouse.com. The Top 50 fair list includes all county and state fairs, exhibitions and rodeo shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Niagara Falls International Film Festival announces call for entries for 2020
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
Call for entries have been announced for the 2020 Niagara Falls International Film Festival, which will take place Sept. 9-12. The third edition of NFIFF will once again work to deliver an entertaining and invigorating film experience for Western New York film fans - as well as continue to be a force in the community of Niagara Falls to revitalize it and celebrate the area's rich history.
Buffalo Bills honor U.S. Army Spec. Riley Johnston
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:30 pm
U.S. Army Spec. Riley Johnston, daughter of Town of Porter Supervisor John "Duffy" Johnston, was recognized by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday for her service to this country. The event was part of the Bills-New York Jets game at New Era Field.
DiNapoli: Read the fine print on your new gift card
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 11:00 am
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers this holiday season to read the fine print on gift cards for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift cards sellers have eliminated inactivity fees, consumers should still ask whether fees apply. DiNapoli also reminds recipients to spend their new gift cards in a timely manner, otherwise the money could eventually get turned over to the Office of Unclaimed Funds.
New York National Guard provides military burial services for 11,045 veteran families in 2019
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 10:55 am
The New York Army and Air National Guard expects to provide military honors at the burials of 11,045 veterans during 2019, according to records from its Honor Guard teams across the state.
Eddie Egriu to challenge Brian Higgins in Democratic primary
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 10:50 am
Businessman Emin Eddie Egriu announced he will challenge Congressman Brian Higgins in the Democratic primary election for Congress in NY-26. Egriu, a local builder and community activist, said, "Higgins has sat there too long for any good he has done. It's time for him to go."
Designated Drivers of Buffalo partners with William Mattar to prevent drinking & driving during holidays
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 10:50 am
Designated Drivers of Buffalo (DDOB) is partnering with the Law Offices of William Mattar to provide hundreds of free or discounted rides to get people home safely with their vehicle this holiday season. The 12th annual "Home for the Holidays Program" is a way to offer an alternative to drinking and driving.
Steve Harvey counts down to 2020 on 'FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square'
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:40 am
Emmy Award-winning entertainer, producer and TV host Steve Harvey, returns for "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square," a star-studded three-and-a-half-hour primetime celebration, featuring musical performances and celebrity appearances. Co-hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and TV personality Maria Menounos, and three-time Super Bowl Champion and FOX Sports NFL Analyst Rob Gronkowski, "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square, Part One" airs Tuesday, Dec. 31 (8-10 PM ET live). Part two airs from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
NCCC to host 23rd annual Tech Wars
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:30 am
Niagara County Community College will host the 23rd annual Tech Wars competition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. This day boasts more than 700 competitors from over 20 middle and high schools in 20-plus categories. The half-day event consists of robotic competitions, seismic building design, bridge design, parametric modeling and architectural design, among other specialties.
Celebrate New Year's Eve safely
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:30 am
AAA wants to remind everyone to be extra vigilant this holiday season and to enjoy New Year's Eve festivities responsibly.
New York State Department of Labor announces implementation of new law to close gender wage gap in New York
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:30 am
The New York State Department of Labor announced the implementation of a new law that prohibits both public and private employers from asking about salary history. One of the pillars of the new law, which takes effect on Jan. 6, is New York employers cannot request job applicants provide wage or salary history as a condition of employment. Current employees do not have to provide their salary history from any outside employers. It also prevents businesses from seeking similar information from other sources.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announces new president/CEO
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:25 am
Following an extensive five month search by the board of trustees, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo and chairman of the board of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, announced the appointment of Deacon Steve Schumer as the organization's new president and CEO, effective Jan. 6.
Lumagination 2020 set to wow crowds this winter at Botanical Gardens!
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 07:00 am
Lumagination is a captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination from Jan. 25 through Feb. 29. Lumagination will delight all ages during this unique exhibit that showcases the architecture and horticulture collection of the Botanical Gardens.
Free rabies vaccination clinic scheduled in north Buffalo on Jan. 29
Fri, Dec 27th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein recently announced the date for a free mid-winter rabies vaccination clinic. The Erie County Department of Health has scheduled this event for 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the North Buffalo Community Center, located at 203 Sanders Road, off Colvin Boulevard in north Buffalo.
Celebrate outdoors with 'First Day Hikes' at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas & public lands on New Year's Day
Fri, Dec 27th 2019 07:00 am
New Yorkers can greet 2020 with a choice of 85 guided hikes at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails and public lands sponsored by the state Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
'NBC's New Year's Eve 2020' hosts Carson Daly & Julianne Hough ring in New Year
Fri, Dec 27th 2019 07:00 am
NBC kicks off 2020 with top names in music for an evening of holiday fun with "NBC's New Year's Eve 2020." The special will feature performances from X Ambassadors, Brett Eldredge, Julianne Hough, Ne-Yo, Leslie Odom Jr., Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and The Struts.
Buffalo City Mission kicks off its annual Christmas 'Hambone Express' event
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 09:25 am
On Christmas, the Buffalo City Mission launched its annual "Hambone Express" event to deliver hot meals to the poor and homeless across Western New York.
The CW set to air annual benefit concert 'America Salutes You Presents Guitar Legends 3'
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 07:00 am
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) hosts the benefit concert and is joined by guitar legends including George Thorogood (George Thorogood & The Destroyers), Grammy Award-winner Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), Nancy Wilson (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founding member of Heart), Steve Lukather (co-founding member of Toto), Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) and Ellis Hall (Tower of Power lead vocalist). World-renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff leads an all-star band.
Niagara University to welcome Disney Institute back to Niagara Falls
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara University will host the Disney Institute and bring elements of the professional development course, Disney's Approach to Business Excellence, to Niagara Falls on Thursday, March 12. The event will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Barker Lions announce poster winners
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 07:00 am
For more than three decades, Lions Club branches around the globe have sponsored a special art contest in schools and youth groups.
SBA disaster assistance available to New York private nonprofit organizations in 18 counties affected by severe Halloween storms
Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 10:50 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced certain private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) located in 18 counties throughout upstate New York that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following a presidential disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2019.
Bella Rose: New winery just in time for holidays
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:05 am
The holiday table can be pretty redundant year after year, but for 2019, party hosts and goers can look no further than award-wining Bella Rose Vineyard & Winery in Lewiston for wine pairings and more.
Salada signs off
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston celebrated retiring Clerk/Treasurer Amy Salada's last board meeting Monday with a slideshow, cake, congratulations and thanks. Her family was in attendance and presented Salada with flowers.
DEC announces 2020 Lake Ontario Chinook salmon & lake trout stocking
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the state's plans for fish stocking in Lake Ontario to ensure the lake remains one of the top fishing destinations in the country.
Rotary youth groups assist with Red Kettle Campaign
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island High School and Connor Middle School Interact clubs and the Early Act Club members from the William Kaegebein and the Huth Road elementary schools have teamed up with members of the Grand Island Rotary Club this month collecting donations through the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign at Tops Friendly Markets on Grand Island Boulevard.
Inauguration Day on Grand Island
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has announced the inauguration of the newly elected officials will take place at noon Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the Grand Island Community Center in the Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Fighting Cystic Fibrosis with imagination
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Cystic fibrosis has been in the news with the approval of a new drug for its treatment. Although Trikafta was approved in October by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, hailed by doctors and patients alike as a breakthrough, many children still deal with daily regimes of airway cleaning techniques, enzyme and antibiotic therapies, and frequent clinic appointments and hospital stays for check-ups and tune-ups.
Grand Island Town Board: Proposed tree ordinance not taking root
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
A proposed town tree ordinance is going back to committee following another public hearing before the Grand Island Town Board Monday.
Last-minute Christmas gift makes 'a fitting tribute' to DeGlopper
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee is recommending a fitting Christmas gift for the Island's veterans.
Stella Niagara students donate Christmas dinners to Heart, Love & Soul
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Stella Niagara students and faculty took part in a reverse Advent calendar this Christmas season.
Lewiston remembers War of 1812, Tuscarora support
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Winter cold also wasn't enough to cancel Lewiston's annual War of 1812 remembrance ceremony Thursday at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument on the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
Lake Ontario Preparedness Group to meet in Porter
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Porter will be the location for the next get-together of the Lake Ontario Preparedness Group. A detailed planning conference for 2020 will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Porter Town Hall.
Porter reevaluating new solar energy systems law
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
As more communities across Western New York continue to sign on to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's green energy campaign of energy alternatives - namely commercial utility solar installations - many are also contending with unfavorable reactions from residents and questions on capacity. Some are also now reconsidering their options.
Sue's Frame of Mind celebrates 10 years of canvases, conversations
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Customers who walk into Sue's Frame of Mind should be prepared to block out.
 

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