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Buffalo City Mission announces health care partnership with Amerigroup
Tue, Oct 26th 2021 06:15 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Tuesday announced a new collaboration designed to provide a system of integrated, coordinated care for homeless patients discharged from the hospital.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds New Yorkers to keep safe during Halloween celebrations
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 02:00 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and the New York State Department of Health continue to urge caution to parents and children during this year's Halloween celebrations to help stay safe from variants of COVID-19. They stated, "Halloween spooktacular traditions may still look different this year, but there are basic tips everyone can follow to allow children and families to have fun and be safe."
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.
Oh deer! New York deer crashes peak in autumn
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:45 pm
New York drivers need to buck up this fall and watch for animals on the roads. AAA analyzed New York crash data and found that October, November and December are by far the peak months for animal crashes, notably deer, in the Empire State. There were 33,956 animal-related crashes statewide in 2020 - the second-highest level in the past decade - that's equivalent to one animal-related crash every 16 minutes.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru returns nightly this December
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:40 pm
The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru will return to brighten up the holiday season for families across Western New York this December.
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.
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.
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.
Study: Heartburn drugs may have unexpected benefits on gum disease
Wed, Oct 13th 2021 02:40 pm
The use of heartburn medication is associated with decreased severity of gum disease, according to a recent University at Buffalo study.
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.
'Ransomville Speedway: History, Community, & Culture at a Dirt Track' exhibition on view at CAM
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 10:10 pm
"The Ransomville Speedway: History, Community, & Culture at a Dirt Track" is the Castellani Art Museum's newest folk arts exhibition, on view starting this weekend.
Leaders in Niagara Falls stress 'urgent need' to reopen US border to Canadians
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 09:45 pm
Business and community leaders in Niagara Falls are calling on the U.S. government to reopen its land border to Canadians.
Memorial welcomes back Premier gala
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 09:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will welcome back its signature black tie gala, The Premier, after pausing the event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kiwanis Club installation ceremony
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Northern Niagara County held its installation of 2021-22 officers on Sunday.
Fire Prevention Week: Test smoke alarms now before cold weather brings increased threat of home fires
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
This Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 3-9), the American Red Cross of Western New York urges you to test your smoke alarms before the threat of home fires increases with cold weather.
Hochul signs legislation helping homeless, disabled & elderly SNAP recipients to purchase prepared meals
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday signed legislation (S.64/A.1524) establishing a statewide restaurant meals program as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The legislation mandates the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to apply for USDA approval to authorize the program, which would allow homeless, elderly and disabled SNAP recipients to use their benefits for prepared or hot food from participating restaurants
Niagara Hospice holds remembrance event at Transit Drive-In
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 09:25 am
Niagara Hospice recently held a remembrance celebration event at the Transit Drive-In in Lockport. Nearly 200 Niagara County family members attended to honor loved ones who died under hospice care during the past year.
Western New York unites to make strides against breast cancer
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 09:25 am
Local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members are uniting to make the greatest impact to save lives and ensure no one faces breast cancer alone at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2-mile walk. This noncompetitive, inspirational event helps fund the future of breast cancer research and programs. Participants can expect several new health and safety measures onsite to help protect the community, supporters and staff.
Grand opening of innovative Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the nation's first nature trail specifically designed to address the sensory needs of those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities is open at Letchworth State Park.
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 announces completion of $6.9 million rehabilitation project on Route 5 in Erie County
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the completion of a $6.9 million preventative maintenance project on State Route 5 from Big Tree Road to Kane Street in the Town of Hamburg and City of Lackawanna. The project enhanced the mobility and traffic safety on this vital corridor for motorists and pedestrians alike.
Grim reminder: Latest roadside tragedies underscore need for drivers to slow down, move over
Wed, Sep 29th 2021 02:50 pm
The recent deaths of two AAA tow providers, killed while assisting motorists, highlight just how dangerous it is for individuals who regularly work along the shoulders of America's busy and congested roads.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York appoints Marianne Hoover as new executive director
Wed, Sep 29th 2021 02:40 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the appointment of Marianne Hoover as the new executive director. An experienced leader, Hoover will succeed Sally Vincent who, after more than 23 years of serving the charity, is looking forward to a well-deserved retirement in December.
Construction underway on $29 million affordable & supportive housing development in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 08:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced construction is underway on School 75 Apartments, a $29 million development on Buffalo's East Side that will provide 47 affordable homes in a repurposed former public school and an additional 18 new single-family homes. Thirty-three of the apartments will be reserved for homeless veterans and military service-disabled individuals.
Seneca Gaming Corp. plans 'Every Child Matters Walk'
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 11:10 am
Seneca Gaming Corp. invites the community to participate in a special "Every Child Matters" walk on Thursday, Sept. 30, in downtown Niagara Falls. It stated the event is "In an effort to bring greater understanding, awareness and healing to the atrocities faced by generations of Indigenous children at residential schools across the United States and Canada."
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.
Oktoberfest to benefit History Center
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:45 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society's all-ages Oktoberfest returns to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, for a festive and lively celebration.
Arts Council for Wyoming County's 45th annual Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale headed to Perry Village Park
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:45 pm
The Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) will present the 45th anniversary Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale (LACS) at the Perry Village Park this Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 9-11). The juried event will feature more than 200 artisans displaying their wares, plus food vendors, live entertainment and other fun activities for the entire family.
Bills, Wegmans kick off 'Huddle for Hunger Week'
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 12:10 pm
As the Buffalo Bills and Wegmans kick off "Huddle For Hunger Week," Wegmans' customers can help fight hunger in Western New York with a "Buy a Meal, Give a Meal" promotion through Meals 2Go.
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.
Sunnking donates more than $13,000 to Camp Good Days during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:30 am
On Thursday, local electronics recycler Sunnking presented a $13,357 check to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a local nonprofit organization helping children and families dealing with cancer. The funds were raised as a part of Sunnking's 11th annual "e-Scrap for Camp" fundraiser. The company saw 353 businesses participate in the electronics recycling donation drive.
State Parks adding solar energy project to Niagara Falls State Park
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:25 am
As part of a series of new sustainability initiatives being announced by state agencies for Climate Week 2021, New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid on Thursday announced a new solar array will provide clean, sustainable, carbon-free power maintenance operations at Niagara Falls State Park - already the longtime symbol of green energy in New York thanks to the falls' century-old history of hydroelectric power generation.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 10:05 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" is returning Dec. 10-11 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly holiday show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
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.
National Grid warns customers of potential scams
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 02:00 pm
National Grid customers and local law enforcement are reporting utility billing and payment scams across upstate New York. The company is asking its customers to beware and know the signs of a scam.
'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.
Albright-Knox partners with Child & Family Services for 'Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color'
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:45 pm
The Albright-Knox recently partnered with Child & Family Services to supply artmaking kits to children in the residential treatment program as part of the current exhibition at Albright-Knox Northland, "Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color."
Becker Farms presents Apple Harvest and Activities for Fall Fun on the Farm
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:40 pm
Becker Farms announced the 2021 Apple Harvest and Fall Fun on the Farm will offer activities for the family to enjoy, starting in September with its weekend ticketed events.
Niagara University's Ostapenko Center provides vaccine education at Community Day
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:55 pm
Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity & Mission was among the more than 30 local organizations that participated in Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Community Day on Aug. 27.
WNY aiding Afghan evacuees
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:50 pm
Refugee resettlement agencies in Buffalo have agreed to receive 350 Afghanistan evacuees. Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for emergency funding to ensure Afghan evacuees have access to the full range of services available through the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement.
 

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