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Inaugural season of Roller Rink at Canalside deemed a success
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 10:35 am
With one final weekend to go in the inaugural season of the Roller Rink at Canalside, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announced the rink has been "a tremendous success."
Niagara Falls goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 26th 2021 12:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced New York state bridges and landmarks would be lit pink that night to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
UB School of Management experts say supply chain breakdown will be problematic for holiday shoppers
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 04:30 pm
This holiday season, expect shortages of gift items like toys, clothes and appliances, as well as delays in order fulfilment — all caused by global supply chains disruptions.
Fall back into safety - change your clocks, check your smoke alarms
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:50 pm
As New Yorkers prepare for the end of Daylight Saving Time, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding all New Yorkers to check the batteries and test their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have their batteries replaced.
Niagara Falls USA hosts citywide convention
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:15 pm
Destination Niagara USA and the Conference & Event Center of Niagara Falls are welcoming the 43rd Annual Public Employees Federation (PEF) Conference (Sunday, Oct. 24, through Wednesday, Oct. 27).
Lewiston No. 1 announces medical services upgrade
Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 11:00 am
Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. announced this week an upgrade of its emergency medical services offerings to the community to a paramedic level 4 unit.
Old Fort Niagara hosts French Heritage Days
Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara celebrates the Niagara Region's French heritage with two days of special programming designed to highlight the early French occupation of the area.
Vietnam veterans wall, photo exhibit on display at Niagara County Courthouse
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski hosted a brief ceremony on Tuesday to open a display of the Niagara County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the "Our Photo Album" exhibit featuring photos taken by Vietnam veterans during their tours of duty. The display will be open at least through Veteran's Day (Thursday, Nov. 11) at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.
Niagara County Department of Health promotes upcoming #VaxToSchool clinics
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in Gov. Kathy Hochul's #VaxToSchool initiative at upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
Shea's Performing Arts Center receives $20,000 grant from Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to support restoration of Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
Wed, Oct 20th 2021 12:15 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has received a $20,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, supported by the June Farrington Fund, to help fund restoration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.
Artpark & Company awarded for interactive wayfinding system
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Tuesday morning, at the "Murmuration" art installation, New York nonprofit organization Parks & Trails New York presented a "big check" to Artpark & Company. This was done to acknowledge a $50,000 award to create a comprehensive wayfinding system and incorporate public Wi-Fi along Artpark's pathways. The goal is to provide data access to a diverse demographic of visitors, and to serve as a functional necessity for an interactive signage system and data collection.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partner in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:45 pm
Throughout October, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The mall has teamed up with the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's breast and prostate peer education program to promote how early detection can save lives. From Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22, representatives will be on-site talking with shoppers about the importance of breast health, risk factors, and signs and symptoms.
Hochul announces groundbreaking for $46 million welcome center at Niagara Falls State Park
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the beginning of construction for a new, $46 million state-of-the-art visitor center in Niagara Falls State Park. The new facility, her team said, "will be a gateway to adventure along the Niagara River Corridor, greatly improving the visitor experience, complementing nature, and increasing the length of visits within the park in all four seasons. The newly built center will welcome new and returning sightseers, enhancing awareness of regional recreational and cultural offerings."
Attorney General James to deliver up to $75 million to Western New York to combat opioid crisis
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 01:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday continued her statewide "HealNY" tour of New York state with a stop in Buffalo, where she announced she will deliver up to $75 million to Western New York to combat the opioid epidemic.
Research and Design brings life to vacant Lewiston space
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 11:00 am
Lewiston residents Rani (Somayaji) and Dennis Salemi recently opened Research and Design inside the former HSBC Bank on Center Street. The interior redesign is, quite frankly, shocking, as the space that once housed teller windows, cubicles and a conference room now boasts a mural; an open retail design with designer clothing, shoes and jewelry; and a children's room brimming with toys and Lewiston-branded shirts.
ECMC, Tim Hortons partner again to support ECMC frontline care services
Thu, Oct 14th 2021 08:25 pm
For a fourth consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's frontline care services, raising $135,567 this year.
Niagara Falls holds meeting with community stakeholders to unveil plans for a new community event campus
Thu, Oct 14th 2021 08:25 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino invited stakeholders in the Niagara Falls community to discuss plans for a new, multifaceted year-round event campus. Thursday afternoon at City Hall, Restaino, alongside his partners at CJS Architects, presented initial renderings of everything the facility has to offer both tourists and residents of Niagara Falls. This is one of seven stakeholder meetings in the Niagara Falls community.
Higgins announces plans for US to reopen its northern border to vaccinated Canadians in November
Wed, Oct 13th 2021 08:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday night announced the United States is planning to reopen its land border to Canadians in November.
ECHDC board authorizes construction contracts for Terminal B renovations project on Outer Harbor
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Tuesday and authorized construction contracts totaling $13 million for the Terminal B renovations project on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The project will create a new outdoor events center and surrounding open space by rehabilitating a vacant structure and utilizing existing parking, while reclaiming seven acres of contaminated property to open additional public access with new lake views.
USAN approves Destination Niagara USA as new manager of Conference Center, Old Falls Street
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 12:05 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Tuesday and authorized Destination Niagara USA as manager of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, beginning in January 2022.
MacKenzie Smith awarded HAL Tuscarora scholarship
Mon, Oct 11th 2021 01:35 pm
Sunny skies and mild temperatures greeted community leaders and citizens who met on Indigenous Peoples' Day, Oct. 11, to honor a local student from the Tuscarora Nation.
Niagara County woman triumphs over COVID-19
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 01:55 pm
Seven months after it began, a Niagara County Woman's journey in the shadows of COVID-19 came to a happy conclusion when she was discharged from the specialized ventilator care unit at Elderwood at Williamsville on Friday.
Phone calls to change: NCSO reminds residents of new 10-digit dialing transition
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:20 am
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti, along with the Niagara County Police Chiefs, remind residents the 10-digit dialing transition is approaching.
43North announces 2021 startup competition finalists
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the 19 finalists for the 43North seventh annual startup competition. The finalists will be coming to Buffalo later this month to pitch for one of eight investments totaling $5 million, including a top prize of $1 million.
Hochul expands vaccine mandate to include staff in OMH & OPWDD hospital settings
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the plan to expand the health care worker coronavirus vaccine mandate to include employees who work in certain facilities offering health care to individuals served by the Office of Mental Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
New Kids On The Block bring 'The Mixtape Tour 2022' to Buffalo with special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley & En Vogue
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 09:15 pm
On Monday, multi-Platinum-selling pop super-group New Kids On The Block announced "The MixTape Tour 2022," with their friends Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue as legendary special guests.
Ryan presents New York State Senate Commendation Award to 'Bald for Bucks' founder
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited Lake Shore High School to present a New York State Senate Commendation Award to Lake Shore teacher Tony George, founder of "Bald for Bucks."
Hochul proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announced $6.5 million in funding that will allow state-licensed service providers to offer survivors of domestic violence and their families with options for assistance and support, instead of relying on shelter-based services, and that will also enhance prevention programs.
Enter NFP's new pumpkin-carving contest
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 10:50 am
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or kookiest pumpkin designs can win you a great grandprize in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
TIME FOR THE WING TO ENTER THE RING; vote for 'WNY's Best Wings'
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 10:45 am
If there is a better food than chicken wings, we haven't found it.
Get screened for breast cancer: Erie County cancer services program urges women to get a mammogram
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:50 pm
In coordination with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Erie County cancer services program (CSP) is urging women to talk to their health care providers about scheduling their mammograms. The CSP helps uninsured and underinsured women get free mammograms.
$373 million for home heating aid to assist New Yorkers during cold weather months
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced more than $373 million in home heating aid is becoming available for low- and middle-income New Yorkers who need assistance keeping their homes warm during the upcoming winter season. Applications open Friday, Oct. 1, for the Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as HEAP.
SBA program has delivered over $10B in economic relief to 12,000 venues, including Nickel City Opera & Buffalo Iron Works
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:45 am
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman on Wednesday announced the SBA began supplemental award notifications to eligible applicants this week, through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.
Dental care: The best, worst & unproven tools to care for teeth, according to UB study
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:40 am
Do probiotics prevent gum disease? Is flossing necessary? Many patients are unable to confidently answer these questions and more due to the abundance of conflicting medical information. However, new research led by the University at Buffalo aims to separate fact from fiction in determining which oral hygiene tools actually prevent gum disease.
Hochul signs executive order to expand workforce, allow additional health care workers to administer COVID-19 testing & vaccinations
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday night signed an executive order to alleviate potential staffing shortages in hospitals and other health care facilities statewide. Her team said, "The executive order significantly expands the eligible health care workforce and allows additional health care workers to administer COVID-19 testing and vaccinations."
Hochul announces COVID-19 booster doses for eligible New Yorkers
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a "robust" implementation of booster doses into the state's COVID-19 vaccination program, ensuring what her team called "an efficient, equitable and effective distribution of booster doses to eligible New Yorkers statewide."
Niagara County clerk, school districts to offer 'school bus driver career fairs' at DMV offices
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:00 am
Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Friday announced he is partnering with school districts across Niagara County in an attempt to address the school bus driver shortage by holding school bus driver career fairs at three Department of Motor Vehicle offices on Saturday, Oct. 2.
USA Niagara Development Corp. announces RFP for redevelopment of Old Falls Street site
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 11:50 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) announced a request for proposals for the redevelopment of a prime property in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls. The property is located at the intersection of First and Old Falls streets, two blocks from the entrance to Niagara Falls State Park, which attracts more than 9 million annual visitors.
PPP milestone: In less than 2 months, 1 million borrowers apply for forgiveness
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 11:50 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration reached a major milestone Wednesday, as its Paycheck Protection Program direct borrower forgiveness portal recorded its one millionth PPP loan forgiveness application for borrowers seeking forgiveness for loans of $150,000 or less.
Lindsey Stirling sharing concert experience with fans, returning to Buffalo to spread cheer to children
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 09:15 pm
Lindsey Stirling is the Simone Biles of giving.
 

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