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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield 'Blue Fund' open for 2024 grant requests
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 03:20 pm
Through Highmark Bright Blue Futures charitable giving and community involvement program, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is accepting "Blue Fund" grant requests for 2024 funding through March 18.
Niagara County launches production program to support manufacturers
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 02:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the Economic Development Committee, on Monday announced the launch of the Niagara County production program that will provide matching grants up to $50,000 to manufacturers for the purchase of equipment and machinery.
Gas prices make a pit stop
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 12:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.26, down 2 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.37. The New York state average is $3.30, no change from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.45.
More than 100 New York state newspapers form coalition to advocate for local journalism amid turbulent times & increasing closures
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 09:45 am
On Friday, a statewide group of local news organizations, comprising over 100 local newspapers in New York, launched The Empire State Local News Coalition, a joint advocacy effort to advance a legislative package that would deliver long-term sustainability to the sector.
Hochul announces 'significant growth' of New York's agricultural education & FFA programs
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 12:40 pm
During National FFA Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "significant growth" in New York state's agriculture education and FFA programs.
World's largest helium balloon ride is coming to Niagara Falls, USA
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 10:50 am
LIVE! Incorporated is getting ready to launch Niagara Falls, USA's, newest attraction: The world's largest tethered helium balloon, LIVE! On Air Fallsview Balloon Ride, is set to open in June and, organizers said, "will offer a brand-new view of the breathtaking falls from above and redefine the way visitors experience Niagara Falls, USA."
Tops celebrates 31st year helping JDRF find a cure for Type 1 diabetes
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 06:55 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is once again partnering with JDRF as it embark on a 54th year to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year, the campaign will begin Sunday, Feb. 25, and run through Saturday, March 16. The goal is to raise money to help fund research toward finding a cure for T1D.
Buffalo City Mission receives donation of more than 100 children's winter coats from Northtown Subaru
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 06:55 pm
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission received a charitable donation of more than 100 children's winter coats from Northtown Subaru. The donation comes as part of the annual "Subaru Loves to Help" initiative in partnership with Operation Warm.
Virginia Smith named SBA deputy district director for Buffalo district office
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 06:55 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the selection of Virginia Smith as the new deputy district director of its Buffalo district office, effective Sunday, Feb. 11.
New York's physical therapy assistants elevated to licensed professionals
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 11:45 am
In 2022, at the behest of the New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a reclassification for physical therapy assistants (PTAs) from a certified profession under New York State Education Law to a licensed profession.
Are you a leap year baby? Tops has a surprise for you!
Tue, Feb 20th 2024 01:10 pm
Happy birthday, leaplings! As you know, this February is special: 2024 is a leap year. And for those born on this unique date - Feb. 29 - this date rolls around once every four years. As such, Tops wants to celebrate you - and all the birthdays you missed out on.
UB dental school receives prestigious diversity award from National Institutes of Health
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 10:55 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (SDM) has received the Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Prize from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Tops celebrates Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 10:40 am
Tops Friendly Markets will celebrate Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day. This annual event is celebrated on the 22nd of every February to not only highlight the remarkable achievements of our associates, but also the longevity and impact grocery workers make on employment.
Passion for cleaner skincare products has two local female entrepreneurs thriving
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 01:55 pm
For 15 years, Jill Miller proudly spent her days taking care of others as a nurse, which she said was where God put her, until he set her on another path by way of her infant daughter who was born with infant eczema.
Mayor Brown, BMHA board take 'sweeping actions' to facilitate $260 million first phase of Commodore Perry project
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 01:55 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) board of commissioners took coordinated actions that are necessary to begin work on the first phase of the transformative Commodore Perry redevelopment project.
National Grid supports WNY revitalization and growth with $1 million in economic development grants
Thu, Feb 15th 2024 10:40 pm
National Grid is supporting revitalization and growth in Western New York by providing more than $1 million in economic development grants to regional businesses that are redeveloping brownfield sites and historic buildings, repurposing abandoned and dilapidated properties, turning vacant stores into affordable housing units, renovating space to create a permanent home for a nonprofit organization, and more.
Avangrid subsidiaries NYSEG and RG&E deliver best reliability in five years
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 08:55 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E), subsidiaries of Avangrid Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, today announced their best reliability in five years.
Niagara Falls State Park announces drawing for Indigenous artisan permits
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 04:45 pm
The drawing for six permits for the 2024 Indigenous Artisan Market at Niagara Falls State Park will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the DeVeaux Woods State Park Castellani Building, 3160 DeVeaux Woods Drive E., Niagara Falls.
New York Power Authority, New York State Canal Corp. announce new, 5-year contract agreement with workforce that operates and maintains canal system
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corp. announced a new five-year contract agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association, Local 1000, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. The labor union represents more than 380 New York State Canal Corp. employees who operate and maintain the 524-mile New York State Canal system. The NYPA and Canal Corp. board of trustees approved the agreement Feb. 6 at the regular public meeting.
People Inc. expands services to include programs for deaf and hard of hearing
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 09:25 pm
Deaf Access Services has merged with People Inc., expanding People Inc.'s comprehensive suite of human services programs. Sharing a common mission to serve the community where needed, the merger was part of a long-term plan when Deaf Access Services affiliated with People Inc. in late 2018.
Aldi eyes Grand Island site
Sat, Feb 10th 2024 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Peter Marston confirmed that Aldi is close to closing a deal that would bring the popular discount grocery store to Grand Island.
New data shows FTC received 111,817 fraud reports from New York consumers in 2023
Fri, Feb 9th 2024 10:20 am
The Federal Trade Commission received 111,817 fraud reports from consumers in New York in 2023, according to newly released data.
Success is in the name: Najah Corporation expands into Tops Friendly Markets
Fri, Feb 9th 2024 10:20 am
To say Bisharo Ali's business was homegrown is an understatement. Having built her business from the ground up, hand-sealing the bottles herself with a hairdryer at her kitchen table, Najah Corporation was a labor of love and truly a family affair.
Buffalo Studios announces pause in operations - studio plans on hold
Tue, Feb 6th 2024 01:40 pm
Just over three years ago, Buffalo Studios announced plans for an $80 million project to bring a major film studio to the Queen City.
Hochul announces new law to clarify disclosure of credit card surcharges goes into effect
Tue, Feb 6th 2024 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new consumer protection law that will go into effect on Feb. 11. Her team said, "This new law will amend and clarify New York's existing credit card surcharge law."
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Completes expanded & renovated behavioral health emergency room
Tue, Feb 6th 2024 10:50 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the expansion and renovation of its behavioral health emergency room, what officials called "a pivotal step forward in enhancing mental health services for the residents in the Niagara Region and beyond."
Welcome to Lewiston, Full Circle Mind & Body Yoga Studio
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 12:25 pm
Full Circle Mind & Body Yoga Studio recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting with the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce, at a new location: 400 Plain St.
As we say goodbye to January, we enter season of increasing pump prices
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 10:05 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.15, up 4 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.48. The New York state average is $3.28, up 2 cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.56.
Grand Island farming: Eating good in our neighborhood
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Forget, for a moment, that we're in the dead of winter, maybe even suffering a touch of the seasonal blues. Here's a story about farming on Grand Island to warm your hearts and stomachs and send the winter doldrums packing.
Safeguarding your confidentiality: Island Ship Center's secure shredding services
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
In the era of information overload and heightened concerns about data security, the importance of secure document disposal cannot be overstated. At Island Ship Center, our independently owned community pack and ship store, we understand the significance of safeguarding your confidential information. That's why we're proud to offer secure shredding services in collaboration with our trusted partner, Shred-it.
Shaded Dahlia Piercing & Tattoo Parlor story, part II: The art of the tattoo
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Daniel Black, who co-owns the Shaded Dahlia Piercing & Tattoo Parlor, in the Grand Island Plaza, has worked as a tattoo artist since he began his apprenticeship in 2005, except for his seven years in active duty with the U.S. Army infantry, from 2009-16. In this interview, Daniel and his wife, Sara, talk about tattooing as an art form.
'Sip, Shop and Eat - Lewiston Style' returns this Saturday
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 10:05 am
Lewiston merchants and restaurateurs will team up on Saturday to present the fifth annual "Sip, Shop and Eat - Lewiston Style!" This year's Valentine's Day-themed event features a scavenger hunt wherein shoppers can enter to win the prize baskets shown in these photos. In addition, stores will have special deals available for customers.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Wound Center honored with RestorixHealth Center of Excellence Awards
Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its Wound Center was awarded the prestigious RestorixHealth Center of Excellence Award for July-December 2023.
Hochul launches first phase of refundable overtime tax credit available for farm employers
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the state's new farm employer overtime credit advance portal, which is now open for farmers to register and begin preparing the documents they will need to apply for reimbursement.
L-P Business Academy expands horizons, as students gain pathway to career experiences
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 11:00 am
Monday evening at the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education session, attendees learned more about the Lewiston-Porter Academy of Business and Finance - a relatively new program at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Memorial orthopedic surgeon Dr. Erik Freeland begins seeing patients at Summit HealthPlex
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 05:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced orthopedic surgeon Dr. Erik Freeland, DO, is now actively seeing patients as a member of NFMMC's orthopedic team at Summit HealthPlex, located on Williams Road.
Tops Friendly Markets launches specialty pharmacy program providing personalized care & convenience
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 08:55 am
Tops Friendly Markets has announced the official launch of the new Tops Markets specialty pharmacy program. A press release stated, "The expanded specialty pharmacy services will provide more convenient and personalized care for patients living with chronic and complex medical conditions."
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA to host Lunar New Year event
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:40 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is celebrating Lunar New Year from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. This event will be hosted at the Lunar New Year-inspired selfie station, located between the Aerie and Janie and Jack stores, closest to entrance 7.
Regional gas prices stay steady
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.08, up one cent from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.42. The New York state average is $3.26, down two cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.51.
Hunger knows no season: Tops begins 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Tops Friendly Markets announces the start of its annual "Check Out Hunger" initiative.

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