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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 holiday cheer
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 09:15 pm
Lindsey Stirling is the Simone Biles of giving.
$1.6 billion clean energy investment to extend operating life of Niagara Power Project
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 01:05 pm
During Climate Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced completion of a $460 million modernization and life extension effort at the New York Power Authority's Lewiston Pump Generating Plant, and the digitization of the first of 13 hydropower turbines at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant.
Ice rink returning to Village of Lewiston
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 10:30 am
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink will return to Academy Park this winter, just in time for the holidays.
What is 'Lewiston Jeopardy!' fun-raises for HAL?
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 11:55 am
The newly remodeled Brickyard Brewing Company was the scene, Saturday night, for the return of "Lewiston Jeopardy!" - a beer and pizza fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston. Fans filled the second-floor banquet room to watch four rounds of questions (plus the all-important final question) while also competing for raffle tickets and other prizes during the "commercials." This event - canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting gatherings - raised more than $1,000 for HAL.
Hochul announces state actions to address school bus driver shortage
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:05 am
Governor directs state agencies to utilize creative approaches to support schools Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced a multiagency plan to address the school bus driver shortage affecting schools across the state.
Construction begins at new Lewiston playground
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:50 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch reports volunteers arrived bright and early Friday morning to begin work on the new inclusive playground located in Marilyn Toohey Park behind the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Bed and breakfast, reuse of rathskeller eyed for Frontier House
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 11:00 am
When it comes to the Frontier House's reopening, the question is this: Do you want it done fast, or do you want it done right?
'Sound Moves Me' opening at Artpark
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:30 am
Artpark & Company on Thursday announced a new series of interactive outdoor arts workshops titled "Sound Moves Me" set along the Niagara River Gorge in the Artpark Percussion Garden area (lower park, South Fourth Street entrance). The series, offered free of charge and open to people of all ages and physical abilities, is set for 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoons from Sept. 25 through Oct. 23.
Higgins: Multimillion-dollar grant supports Niagara Falls School District's 'cradle-to-career'
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced the Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) was awarded a federal grant totaling over $2.1 million annually for five years. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs to give the city's children a strong foundation for success.
Erie County Department of Health shares questions for parents & caregivers to ask child care centers
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
As many families with young children settle into their "back to school" routines, the Erie County Department of Health is offering parents and caregivers a set of questions to ask child care centers about their health and safety practices related to COVID-19. These include:
Hochul adds mask requirements amid rise of delta variant
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a series of universal mask requirements designed to protect New Yorkers against the highly contagious delta variant and the recent surge in COVID-19 infections statewide.
Hochul: $23.7 million in grant awards to end the gun violence epidemic
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced funding for several gun violence prevention efforts, which include job training, community activities, and intervener staffing in communities seeing the highest concentration of gun violence.
Hochul announces 'major progress' in providing pandemic relief to impacted New Yorkers
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "significant progress" in providing pandemic relief to impacted New Yorkers through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and the Excluded Workers Program. The amount of pandemic-related emergency rental assistance paid out has nearly doubled in the past three weeks - growing to $399 million - enabling tenants at risk for eviction to stay in their homes and helping struggling landlords to recoup unpaid rent.
Great Pumpkin Farm hosts 26th annual Fall Festival
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:00 pm
The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence will kick off its 26th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday with a special Armed Forces Weekend in collaboration with Clarence Citizens for Veterans. The regular admission fee will be waived for active duty and retired military, police or fire department personnel who present proper identification to WNY Heroes representatives at the gate; they will also be permitted to bring one guest for free.
Six Flags Darien Lake brings back the scare with return of Fright Fest
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
Six Flags Darien Lake will unleash its biggest, most spine-chilling Fright Fest yet this fall. This signature event brings thrills by day with trick-or-treat trails and family-friendly activities, and fright by night, featuring four eerie mazes and four blood-curdling scare zones, along with ominous, roaming zombies straight out of a nightmare.
Peach Festival: Shanya Davis named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 12th 2021 11:00 pm
Sunday night at the Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. firehall, 19-year-old Shanya Davis of Niagara Falls was named the 2021-22 Peach Queen. She received her crown from Victoria Skrlin-Kozak, who took the title in 2019. The scholarship pageant did not take place in 2020, due to coronavirus safety restrictions.
Southpointe progress debated
Sat, Sep 11th 2021 07:00 am
Recent tree-cutting on swaths of land along Baseline Road from Love Road north to Staley Road is a clear sign that phase I development is underway for the Southpointe Planned Development District. The site is bordered on the east by I-190/South State Parkway.
'Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience' extending Buffalo stay
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 10:55 pm
Since its opening last month, "Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience," presented by Empire State Concerts, has charmed audiences across Western New York and beyond as guests have explored Vincent Van Gogh's own thoughts, words and brush strokes through awe-inspiring animated projections.
Old Fort Niagara to host grand encampment of American Revolution
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 01:45 pm
On Sept. 18-19, the American Revolution returns to Western New York in a big way. Three of the largest 18th century reenactment organizations in North America will converge on Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown for a weekend of large-scale battle reenactments, living history camps and other educational activities. The theme of the event will be "Raid and Retribution" focusing on the Revolution on the New York frontier.
Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash in residence at UB
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:55 pm
Grandmaster Flash, one of the virtuoso creators of hip-hop and leader of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - the genre's first act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - will be in residence at the University at Buffalo this fall. He will direct the next Working Artists Lab as part of a full semester of hip-hop inspired programming presented by the university's Arts Collaboratory.
Hochul: #VaxtoSchool campaign to drive COVID-19 vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers statewide
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of a multifaceted statewide #VaxtoSchool campaign to support increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers, furthering the administration's commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority.
Hochul announces designation of COVID-19 as airborne infectious disease under state's HERO Act
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:10 am
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the commissioner of health designated COVID-19 "a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health" under New York state's HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of an airborne infectious disease, helping to prevent workplace infections.
Dockside named top 'Savory Summer' location
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:05 am
Right after Memorial Day, Niagara Frontier Publications asked readers to nominate their favorite summer food locations because, well, our staffers have big appetites and full gas tanks.
Artpark to present new public artworks
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:30 am
Artpark & Company will unveil two new public artworks: interactive installations "Murmuration" by SO - IL studio, and mural "Unity in Diversity" by Muhammad Z Zaman. Both pieces will be on display, free and open to the public, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
Office of Mental Health video series aims to help parents & students prepare for return to school
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced a series of "Back to School 2021" videos to assist and support parents, caregivers and students as they prepare for the new school year.
NYSSBA: Learning loss, mental health will be primary concerns in upcoming school year
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 04:50 pm
Across the country and throughout New York state, school boards and communities are discussing mask mandates, employee vaccinations, COVID protocols, and how to teach about race.
Hochul: New measures to combat COVID-19 delta variant; Niagara County now a high-transmission area
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced new measures to combat the COVID-19 delta variant and updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating the virus.
Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club to host Memorial Healing Field on 20th anniversary of 9/11
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:45 am
This year, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, The Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club will present a 9/11 Memorial Healing Field to honor and remember those who tragically lost their lives that day.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to the road; returns to Buffalo this holiday season
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:40 am
Multi-Platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Monday announced its anticipated winter tour will be back for 2021. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's landmark album, "Christmas Eve and Other Stories," this year's multisensory extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and will visit 59 cities for 99 performances across America, before concluding Thursday, Dec. 30, in Cleveland and St. Louis.
 

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