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Discover Niagara Shuttle season begins with new route to Lockport
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:10 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle, the complimentary hop-on/hop-off service that connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara, is set to kick off its sixth season. This year promises to be its most exciting yet, with new routes, new stops, and new places to see along the way.
Taste of Buffalo announces participating restaurants
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:30 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced 27 restaurants/food trucks and two wineries - all veterans of past years - will participate in the 38th annual event, which will be held July 10-11 in downtown Buffalo.
'Soldiers through the Ages' at Fort Niagara
Fri, May 21st 2021 07:00 am
On Memorial Day weekend, visitors to Old Fort Niagara will explore four centuries of military history as the venue hosts its annual "Soldiers through the Ages" event. Displays of vintage military vehicles and period camps will be featured throughout the site.
Blues Traveler to perform at Artpark on Aug. 29
Thu, May 20th 2021 09:50 am
Blues Traveler will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, as part of the "Coors Light Concerts Series."
Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival returns June 12
Wed, May 19th 2021 04:30 pm
Artpark & Company's Fairy House Festival will return on Saturday, June 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. Tickets are $10.
Silver medallions presented at Artpark
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:20 pm
In 2020, seven organizations joined together to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Le Magazin Royal, a French trading post located where Artpark stands today. Part of that commemoration involved the creation of a limited number of custom-designed medallions. Production was delayed due to the pandemic, but each organization recently received a medallion at the site of the early 18th century trading post.
'Spread the Love' food drives seek peanut butter donations for FeedMore WNY
Tue, May 18th 2021 01:30 pm
In order to help FeedMore WNY replenish its depleted supply of donated food, the nonprofit's board of directors and community ambassador council are encouraging the community to support the upcoming "Spread the Love" peanut butter drives. The fundraisers will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 22 and June 5, at various locations throughout FeedMore WNY's service area of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Cuomo announces additional guidance for county fairs & local festivals
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced additional guidance for county fairs and local festivals throughout New York. Local governments must permit county fairs and local festivals and consider COVID-19 health guidelines this year.
Cuomo: New York to adopt new CDC guidance on mask use & social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals
Mon, May 17th 2021 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, beginning May 19, New York state will adopt the CDC's "Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People" for most business and public settings.
NFMMC hosts pop-up vaccine clinics in partnership with NYS
Mon, May 17th 2021 11:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host pop-up vaccination clinics from 2-7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday this week at the Portage Road Transportation Center, 1162 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes new octopus, hosts naming contest
Fri, May 14th 2021 12:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is pleased to announce the addition of a female Pacific red octopus to its animal collection.
Lewiston Tops adding a Starbucks; now featuring Boar's Head - 'Cadillac of lunch meats'
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:25 am
Since 1964, DiMino's Lewiston Tops has been the River Region's go-to source for groceries and everything chefs need for home-cooked meals. This fall, it will become the go-to place for America's No. 1 coffee company: Starbucks.
Taste of Buffalo receives approval to host in-person festival July 10-11
Fri, May 14th 2021 07:30 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Thursday announced it has received all necessary approvals from local and state agencies to hold an in-person festival on July 10-11 that accommodates expected COVID-19 health protocols in place at that time.
Buffalo Zoo calls on Western New York to help name new African lion cubs
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's two African lion cubs - born to mother Lusaka and father Tiberius on March 7 - have been growing quickly the past two months - and now it's time to give them names.
Cuomo: Beaches and pools to operate with 6-foot social distancing
Wed, May 12th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced beaches and pools will operate with 6-foot social distancing in anticipation of Memorial Day. New York state's goal is to reopen them to 100% capacity by July 4.
On the anniversary of its founding 175 years ago, UB celebrates its origins in study of medicine
Wed, May 12th 2021 12:45 pm
They developed a sickle cell anemia test for newborn babies, found a way to make blood transfusions safer, and discovered that the body can, indeed, attack itself. They brought new scientific understanding to Buffalo, even when their ideas were initially ridiculed and later accepted as essential to human health. They fought and curbed devastating outbreaks in the city from typhoid, cholera and the 1918 influenza pandemic; today, they are fighting COVID-19.
FeedMore WNY Foundation to hold virtual event in order to raise funds, awareness for critical programs
Tue, May 11th 2021 05:00 pm
In order to help meet the increased need for food assistance in the community, the FeedMore WNY Foundation will hold a virtual version of its signature fundraiser, "Sweet Expectations at Home," from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19.
Erie County introduces 'Vax Visit' service to vaccinate residents at home
Tue, May 11th 2021 04:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is introducing a service where a "Vax Visit" team will go to any individual's residence to administer COVID-19 vaccine.
Plans presented for Frontier House
Tue, May 11th 2021 11:05 am
The Village of Lewiston has its first look at plans to restore the historic Frontier House at 460 Center St.
Everything you need to know about the May 17 tax filing deadline
Mon, May 10th 2021 03:35 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Monday reminded taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that the deadline to do so is Monday, May 17. To date, the department has processed more than 9 million returns and issued 4.7 million refunds. Eligible taxpayers who still need to prepare and submit their returns can do so for free at www.tax.ny.gov.
Lewiston Council on the Arts & Lewiston Public Library to debut 'Bug Fest'
Mon, May 10th 2021 03:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Lewiston Public Library have teamed up to present a new offering, called "Bug Fest." It will take place in Seneca "Bug" Park, adjacent to the library on South Eighth St., from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 10. LCA said the event will feature "lots of cool, bug-themed programs for children of all ages."
Fitz and the Tantrums to perform at Artpark on July 6
Mon, May 10th 2021 11:35 am
Fitz and the Tantrums will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage with special guest Colony House at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6. The concert is part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank, with featured act sponsor Miller Lite.
Lew-Port student holds fundraiser to help out Youngstown fire families
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:55 am
On Tuesday, March 2, a fast-moving fire at a Village of Youngstown apartment complex resulted in significant damage to the building and displaced four families with children into the chilly winter night.
Former Page's Whistle Pig and Clancy's Restaurant site demolished
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:25 am
Last Thursday, demolition crews began tearing down the vacated structures located at 7001 Packard Road in the Town of Niagara. The location was most recently the site of Clancy's Restaurant. However, for many locals, the location will forever be remembered as the home of Page's Whistle Pig.
Niagara County Peach Festival to return
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:20 am
As announcements continue on the state level with regard to COVID-19 reopening plans and protocol changes, there's some upbeat news on the local level: The annual Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach festival is a go for this year.
Cuomo signs first-in-nation HERO Act into law
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released this statement on Thursday:
During Tourism Week, WNY leaders highlight importance of welcoming back Canadian visitor
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Thursday by Visit Buffalo Niagara members and other community partners to observe National Travel & Tourism Week, which runs May 2-8. He highlighted the importance of safely reopening the border between the U.S. and Canada to support tourism jobs and economic growth.
Destination Niagara: New Yorkers choosing to vacation in state will make a difference in 2021
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:50 am
In a statewide collaboration coordinated by the New York State Tourism Industry Association, New York state residents are being asked to "Roam the Empire" in 2021.
Catholic Health earns top Leapfrog safety grades 'A'gain
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:05 am
Catholic Health has again earned the Buffalo Niagara Region's highest cumulative overall score from The Leapfrog Group. In the spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade Report, they earned the only "A" safety grades in Erie and Niagara counties. In fact, Kenmore Mercy and Mount St. Mary's hospitals earned two of the 16 "A" grades given in all of New York.
DEC announces May 20 virtual angler outreach
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the status of Lake Erie and upper Niagara River fisheries.
Buffalo City Mission: Nearly $40,000 commitment from Northtown Subaru's 'Share the Love' campaign
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Tuesday announced a $38.952.38 financial commitment from Northtown Subaru, a part of Northtown Automotive Companies.
From victims to victors: Family Justice Center helps find path out of domestic abuse
Mon, May 3rd 2021 12:40 pm
"If the Family Justice Center had existed on Grand Island when I was going through what I experienced, I would not have had that public humiliation in court," Mason says. "It would have been very private. It has been a very long, arduous process to end up at Trinity, and this has been a very collaborative project with so many individuals involved."
NCCC ahead of the curve amidst budding cannabis industry
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
On March 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing adult use of cannabis throughout New York. During the announcement, Cuomo said the development of an adult-use cannabis industry in New York has, "The potential to create significant economic opportunities for New Yorkers and the state." Its estimated the industry could bring in $350 million in tax revenue each year and potentially create 30,000 to 60,000 jobs.
New Silo season begins with new look, new flavor(s)
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
Lewiston's The Silo Restaurant was one of the eateries that took the COVID-19 situation seriously - and took noticeable action to ensure safety and comfort.
New York to provide 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for pop-up site targeting 16- to 25-year-old population in Buffalo
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 09:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York state will provide 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses and establish a new pop-up site targeting 16- to 25-year-olds in Buffalo. He also announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will provide 1,000 day passes to help eligible residents reach the pop-up site.
Genesis to perform in Buffalo
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 10:50 am
On Thursday, Genesis announced their highly anticipated return to North America for the first time in 14 years with "The Last Domino?" tour dates that will have Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford playing major cities across the U.S. and Canada this November and December. Kicking off at Chicago's United Center on Nov. 15, the group will be joined by Nic Collins on drums, and the band's long-time lead guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer.
Cuomo: State will end food & beverage service curfew
Wed, Apr 28th 2021 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the midnight food and beverage service curfew will be lifted for outdoor dining areas beginning May 17 and for indoor dining areas beginning May 31.
New York to adopt new CDC guidance on mask use for fully vaccinated people
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced New York state will adopt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidance on mask use for fully vaccinated people. The guidelines state fully vaccinated people - defined as two or more weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine - no longer need to wear masks outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues.
All NYS mass-vaccination sites open to walk-in appointments for eligible adults
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 02:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that, beginning Thursday, April 29, all New York state mass-vaccination sites will be open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-served basis for all.
SBA: Applications opening for $28.6 billion-plus Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:45 pm
SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations at 9 a.m. EDT Friday, April 30, and open applications at noon Monday, May 3, for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.
 

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