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Cardinal O'Hara celebrates teachers
Fri, May 7th 2021 03:55 pm
Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda decided to show its appreciation of its teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week with thank you sign put up at the entry to the school on Monday. The tribute was put up to show teachers how much they mean to the students and to honor all the hard work they accomplished in the pandemic.
Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo: Major League Baseball returns - this time with fans in stands
Fri, May 7th 2021 12:15 pm
The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Wednesday what the Island Dispatch speculated in its April 23 Island-wide issue: Major League Baseball games will be played in downtown Buffalo's Sahlen Field for the second straight year.
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.
Seneca Gaming Corp., Seneca Nation celebrate opening of Lounge 101 inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Wed, May 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Niagara County's leading entertainment resort unveiled a new destination with a familiar name that pays homage to a seminal moment in its history.
PLAY/GROUND festival calls for artists
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:20 pm
The annual summer art event PLAY/GROUND will be held Aug. 6-15 at four locations in Buffalo. PLAY/GROUND is calling for artists for its annual event, which is sponsored by M&T Bank and organized by BICA (The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art) and Resource:Art.
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.
Historic Palace Theatre reopens in downtown Lockport
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the reopening of the Historic Palace Theatre on Saturday, May 1, following a $3.5 million renovation that received $600,000 through Lockport's Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. Work on the nearly century-old structure included installing new seating, floors and a larger orchestra pit, as well as other interior improvements aimed at ensuring the future vibrancy of this community cornerstone.
The Riverline: First look at design drafts
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:50 pm
The Riverline is coming into focus with a design concept now emerging.
Debate continues on Buffalo Skyway: Local opposition grows to plans for removal
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 11:00 am
"What to do with the Buffalo Skyway?"
A conversation with Niagara Falls Police Department Chief Faso
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 11:00 am
On March 1, John Faso was sworn in as the superintendent of police for the Niagara Falls Police Department. He had been acting as the interim chief for the department since December, after the retirement of the former police chief, Thomas Licata.
Modern Disposal provides Earth Day cleanup in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 07:00 am
On Saturday, April 17, Modern Disposal Services employees and their family members celebrated Earth Day by helping to make sure the surrounding community looked its best heading into spring.
Maid of the Mist announces launch of 2021 season
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Electricity will be in the air 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29, when the James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla set sail to commence the Maid of the Mist's 2021 season - the company's 136th consecutive year of operation. The all-electric, emission-free vessels - the only ones of their kind in the U.S. - will ferry guests to the base of the American and Horseshoe falls, providing them with an iconic experience unlike any other.
On Earth Day, Higgins continues push for federal investments in Great Lakes protection & cleanup
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 10:45 am
As the country recognizes Earth Day, Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for the federal government to take action to protect the planet by increasing its investment in the Great Lakes - the largest source of fresh water in the world.
New York Power Authority announces completion of lighting upgrades at Niagara Falls Housing Authority
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:35 pm
The New York Power Authority on Wednesday announced the completion of new energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures at four Niagara Falls Housing Authority facilities, and an energy audit to identify additional energy saving opportunities.
12 new murals planned for Niagara County this summer
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:00 am
Lockport artist Mike Weber of Niagara County Entertainment is partnering with Natalie Brown, program coordinator of the Carnegie Art Center, to create an interactive mural trail in Niagara County. This project will be a series of 12 new murals installed across the county (one per municipality) and painted by 12 different artists.
Niagara Falls residents came out in masses for 'Walk With Us'
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:20 pm
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area partnered Sunday to host a 5K wellness walk at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The event offered an opportunity for community members to restore the connection with nature and each other while improving their physical and mental health.
'Reimagined' Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival to return in 2021
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
Due to state, county and city COVID-19 restrictions on public events and the need for social distancing, the 2021 Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival will be reimagined into a "digital blooming."
Ortt & Hawley: Success for Dwyer programs
Wed, Apr 14th 2021 09:20 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt was joined by Assemblyman Steve Hawley, Orleans County Chairwoman Lynne Johnson and Orleans County Veterans Services Director Nancy Traxler in announcing more than $500,00 in New York's 2021-22 fiscal budget for the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer to Peer Program.
Higgins joins WNY veterans for National Borinqueneers Day event
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined members of the Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY, members of the Hispanic American Veterans Memorial Monument committee, veterans from the Gabriel A. Rodriguez American Legion Post 1928 and local leaders for a ceremony marking National Borinqueneers Day at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park.
Historic Palace Theatre hosts 'Dazzling Through the Decades' gala event
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:50 pm
On May 1, the Historic Palace Theatre will host a grand reopening event, "Dazzling Through the Decades."
'Black History Now': Social justice education beyond Black History Month
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:40 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center (NFUGRR) and the AT&T Foundation have launched "Black History Now," a program to provide online educational resources on Black history, social justice and the legacy of slavery. NFUGRR has provided virtual tours and resources for teachers and students to utilize amidst the pandemic, but the organization aims to keep these lessons in the classroom beyond Black History Month as a way to continue the important conversation.
Empire State Development, Preservation Buffalo Niagara announce East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund awardees
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:40 pm
Empire State Development and Preservation Buffalo Niagara announced $500,000 has been awarded as part of the first round of grants being made through the East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund, part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund. Nine awardees have been selected to receive funding for the stabilization of historic at-risk buildings on Buffalo's East Side.
Buffalo: Brown announces $8 million infrastructure & streetscape makeover for entertainment district
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 11:55 am
Mayor Byron Brown recently announced the City of Buffalo would make $8 million in infrastructure improvements along key corridors of the downtown entertainment district. Major street, sidewalk and streetscape upgrades will be made on Chippewa, Franklin and Court streets.
New Yorkers can sign up for 10th annual I Love My Park Day
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced registration is open for the 10th annual I Love My Park Day, which will be held the weekend of May 1-2 at state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York.
New York Power Authority fishing piers to open for season
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
New York Power Authority's fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the NYPA Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will open for the season Thursday, April 1 - weather and water levels permitting.
With SUNY funding, UB teams explore technologies to increase pandemic preparedness
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 12:00 pm
Supported by grants from SUNY, two University at Buffalo teams are laying the groundwork for technologies that could improve preparedness during the current and future pandemics.
'Find Your Wings' at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 07:00 am
Fairies will fill the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens during a new celebration of all things winged at "Find Your Wings Week" at the Botanical Gardens.
Buffalo City Mission hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for new community center
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 02:25 pm
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission officially opened its new Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St. Known as the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise, the 75,000-square-foot facility will provide preventative services to those who are on the brink of homelessness and many already experiencing homelessness.
Senate Republican conference joins Zeldin in calling on governor to fund critical veterans program
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:00 am
As the April 1 deadline for approval of New York state's final budget nears, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and members of the Senate Republican conference were joined Thursday by Congressman Lee Zeldin in calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore funding for the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans' support program.
Niagara Falls USA initiates spring marketing campaign
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 10:45 am
Destination Niagara USA has activated its overarching brand campaign, "Feel Free" and "Return to Real," inviting consumers to discover a sense of release and relief, and to disconnect and explore beyond a screen, respectively.
Canal Fest canceled again this year
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 04:25 pm
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas 2021 has been officially canceled, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced Tuesday. The event was scheduled for July 18-25.
$52.5 million available to protect New York farmland
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 05:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a record $52.5 million is now available through the Farmland Protection Implementation Grant program to help farmers across New York protect valuable and at-risk farmland.
Buffalo: ECHDC board approves partnership to restore aquatic ecosystem on Outer Harbor
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 03:15 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and authorized ECHDC to enter into a project partnership with the U.S. Department of the Army/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for architectural and engineering design services at slip No. 3 on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Start of construction for Heritage Point at Canalside in Buffalo
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the start of construction for Heritage Point on the South Aud Block at Canalside in Buffalo. The project includes two approximately 103,000-square-feet mixed-use buildings separated by an open walkway that follows a portion of the historic Prime Slip. The $30 million project will be complete in fall 2022. See renderings here.
USAN approvals to advance private development in Niagara Falls' Third Street business district
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 03:10 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met Monday and approved two general project plans (GPP) and the transfer of land in support of private development in downtown Niagara Falls.
Thunder of Niagara air show canceled
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:00 am
The Thunder of Niagara 2021 air show has been canceled, organizers announced Wednesday. The show was originally slated for June 19 and 20 and was set to feature the Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
FeedMore WNY's 'Champions for Meals' week to spread awareness on critical need for Meals on Wheels services
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 02:35 pm
Government officials and key community partners will give back to the community and spread awareness of the importance of FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels services as part of the nonprofit's "Champions for Meals" event. From March 22-26, participants will deliver nutritious food and vital companionship to homebound, aging community members and neighbors living with disabilities who rely on FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels program.
New York Farm Bureau members rank 2nd in country for farmer food donations
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 01:50 pm
New York Farm Bureau members continued to make generous food donations during a challenging year for so many families in need. This past weekend, American Farm Bureau Federation recognized New York Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) program for its efforts to donate more than 8 million pounds of food to the regional food banks across the state last year. That was the second-highest donation total in the country for 2020, behind Florida.
Registration opens for local electronics recycling events, including Earth Day launch
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:45 am
New York-based electronics recycler Sunnking has launched online registration for its first free electronics recycling events of 2021, including an Earth Day kickoff event.
American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure marks 30th anniversary
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:40 am
Four markets across upstate New York (Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany) are joining forces to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure.
 

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