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Donation drives will support Niagara Falls community this Christmas
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 10:15 am
It's the season of giving, and the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative is collecting donations for two campaigns to support the Niagara Falls community this holiday season.
$45 million in funding to propel recovery of nonprofit arts & culture sector
Mon, Dec 13th 2021 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced $45 million in grant awards through the New York State Council on the Arts. Her team said, "Grants administered by NYSCA this year will provide critical aid to bolster nonprofit arts and culture organizations and artists as they embark on a dynamic multiyear recovery process."
Northwell Health deploying nurses to fight COVID-19 surge in Western New York
Sat, Dec 11th 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced Northwell Health, New York state's largest health system, has dispatched a team of skilled nurses to Western New York to answer the call for more medical personnel to help a region overburdened with a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Hochul instituting statewide mask mandate in New York to address winter coronavirus surge
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement.
Town of Niagara, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls join to give back to Niagara community
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 07:00 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with the Town of Niagara to continue a holiday tradition that started more than 20 years ago: donating more than $50,000 to various organizations that benefit the residents of the Town of Niagara and its neighboring communities.
Warren's Village Hardware for sale
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 07:00 am
In Lewiston, the answer to "Who you gonna call" isn't Ghostbusters. It's Warren's.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens donates record amount fresh produce to a community in need
Thu, Dec 9th 2021 09:05 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens donated more than 700 pounds of fresh, organic produce to Gerard Place's Community Kitchen this year. After three years of partnership, the 100% community-funded, organic eco garden at the Botanical Gardens produced the biggest and most diverse harvest to date. This produce helped feed a community of people where the need was three times greater because of the pandemic.
Almost 7,000 new COVID cases in Erie & Niagara counties
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 02:25 pm
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Erie and Niagara counties.
FASNY: Heat your home safely
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 12:55 pm
This year, we saw a short autumn, leaving New Yorkers to feel the cooler weather sooner than normal. As a result, residents have been turning on their heat and curling up next to their fireplaces. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) wants to remind everyone to follow some simple tips when preparing their homes for winter.
Higgins: $22.2 million-plus delivered to Buffalo & Niagara Falls airports
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced more than $22.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding has been awarded to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to provide economic relief for airport operations and concessions to address lost revenue due to the pandemic.
'It's A Wonderful Life' part of Youngstown's 'Christmas in the Village'
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 07:00 am
"It's A Wonderful Life" will be presented as a live radio performance at 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11-12 at 418 Main St.
Lindsey Stirling returning to Buffalo to spread holiday cheer
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 05:45 pm
At the "Lindsey Stirling Holiday Program," fans expect a mix of hit songs - plus new music from "Artemis," a musical collection Stirling turned into a comic book series - and selections from "Warmer in the Winter." Stirling's holiday album is a fun collection of Christmas covers - including "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," "Santa Baby" and "Somewhere In My Memory (Main Title From 'Home Alone')." The virtuoso violinist also sings on "I Wonder as I Wander."
'Weird Al' Yankovic returns to Lewiston for Artpark concert
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic has announced his 133-date "The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour," which includes a concert in Artpark's Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022. The show is presented by Live Nation.
Hochul announces 5 confirmed COVID-19 omicron variant cases in New York
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday night announced the first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant in New York state.
'Rockin' With Santa' looks to help area children
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
John and Kate White and the "Rockin' With Santa" committee seek donations of new, unwrapped toys for youth up to the age of 16. Through Dec. 8, find barrel drop-off locations at the TNT city halls, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, Tc Wheeler's Pizzeria & Sports Bar, Fast Teddy's Restaurant, Jamie's Ice Cream and the Royal Family Restaurant.
Study: How to freeze-dry a potential COVID-19 vaccine
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:15 pm
Things that are freeze-dried: Astronaut food. Emergency rations. And, just maybe, some future COVID-19 vaccines.
Artpark to welcome Dispatch & O.A.R.
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 02:20 pm
Dispatch and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together next summer for their first-ever North American co-headline tour, with special guest G. Love. The tour plays the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Memorial Medical Center revises patient visitation
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 03:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has revised its visitation policy in order to better protect and maintain the health and safety of hospital patients, visitors and staff.
Catholic Health to limit hospital visitation due to surge in COVID-19 patients, hospital capacity
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 09:35 am
As a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases that has placed significant pressure on hospital capacity across the region, non-coronavirus patients in Catholic Health hospitals will be limited to one visitor at a time during reduced hours as of Wednesday, Dec. 1.
ECMC updates patient visitation guidelines
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:35 pm
Erie County Medical Center has updated patient visitation guidelines due to historically high inpatient volumes, extended wait times in its ER, and an increasing COVID-19 inpatient census. ECMC urges anyone experiencing mild symptoms to first consult with their primary care physician or visit an urgent care location.
Hochul announces urgent action to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "urgent action" to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages ahead of potential spikes in COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter. Through an executive order signed by Hochul, the Department of Health will be allowed to limit nonessential, nonurgent procedures for in-hospitals or systems with limited capacity to protect access to critical health care services.
New directors at the helm of GNBC's 'The Nutcracker'
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 09:00 am
When the Greater Niagara Ballet Company stages "The Nutcracker" for a 54th year, it will be without founder, artistic director and show choreographer Beverley Feder. A cultural icon and Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Feder said she hopes to return in the future.
'Gingerbread Wonderland' returns to Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:05 am
"Gingerbread Wonderland" will return to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) this December, with both in-person and take-home fun for families.
Small Business Saturday 2021: Shop, eat & drink local
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
If you're one of the countless people who shop small, then you know a lot of aggravation can be avoided by patronizing locally owned merchants.
Tensions are high - avoid road rage this holiday shopping season
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 06:55 am
While the holidays are usually a time of joy and cheer, getting ready for them can be stressful and overwhelming - especially if you're rushing. This year, there's an added level of anxiety amid the ongoing pandemic with supply chain issues impacting shopping, continued concern over COVID-19, new mask mandates in some areas like Erie County, distractions, and more. Don't let the stress of today's society impact you when driving your vehicle.
Hochul announces State Police traffic safety campaign during Thanksgiving weekend
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will participate in a special traffic safety initiative to prevent unsafe driving behaviors as the winter holiday season kicks off. The Thanksgiving weekend initiative runs from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28.
Mask mandate goes into effect in Erie County
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Monday announced a mask mandate for all patrons and public-facing staff inside all public locations in Erie County. He said this is the first of up to four phases of action designed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Hochul: 'No excuse' not to get COVID-19 booster shot
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul offered the following comments on Monday:
Hochul statement on CDC approval of COVID-19 booster for all adults
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 11:25 am
"Today, boosters for all adults cleared the final round of federal review by health experts and doctors. This is great news as we enter the holiday season and gather indoors with friends and family."
Avoid BBB's '12 Scams of Christmas'
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 07:00 am
It's that time! Time for Better Business Bureau's (BBB) "12 Scams of Christmas," the scams that are most likely to catch consumers and donors off guard during this season.
Keep your mental health top of mind this holiday season
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 07:00 am
With many separated from loved ones last holiday season due to the coronavirus pandemic, families and friends across Western New York are planning to restore their holiday traditions this year. The mental health counselors with Catholic Charities of Buffalo are sharing tips and coping strategies to help ease stress and feeling overwhelmed amidst the festivities.
Fiores celebrate 10 years at Village Bake Shoppe
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:05 am
The Village Bake Shoppe prides itself on being Western New York's premier from-scratch bakery. It backs that claim up with a wall filled with myriad accolades and customer awards; partnerships with Hibbard's "Original" Frozen Custard and De Dees Dairy; and by being the go-to cake and pastry maker for many a wedding party (this writer has enjoyed sweet treats at two such events in just the past three months).
Niagara River Region Chamber supporting local merchants on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 09:55 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has once again joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition and, together with American Express, supports this year's Small Business Saturday celebration on Nov 27.
COVID cases continue to rise in WNY
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 04:35 pm
From the week ending Oct. 23 to the week ending Nov. 13, COVID-19 cases have increased 105% in Erie County.
Hochul concerned about COVID-19 infection rate in WNY; cautions more restrictions could come
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 08:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo on Tuesday, providing a briefing on efforts to combat the coronavirus. She expressed concern for this region, which ranked No. 2 in the state with an 8.52% seven-day average percentage of positive test results. The three-day average one year ago was 5.2%.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale to benefit hungry community members
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
Community members can spread holiday cheer and support their neighbors in need by participating in FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
Sabres, Wegmans, Audacy partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets'
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Wegmans and Audacy for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 18, to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY.
Memorial to host pediatric COVID vaccine clinics
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will provide two pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week.
Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at Artpark on July 31, 2022
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 03:30 pm
The legendary music group Earth, Wind & Fire will perform a rescheduled show on the Artpark Amphitheater stage on Sunday, July 31, 2022 (8 p.m.) Tickets purchased for the originally planned 2020 and 2021 shows will be honored. Remaining tickets are on sale now.
Bank on Buffalo supports Community Missions
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 11:40 am
Last week, Bank on Buffalo donated 27 bags of Thanksgiving sides to Community Missions' food pantry. Each bag contained canned vegetables, stuffing mix, rice and other holiday staples.
 

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