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Erie County: Countywide elected officials urge restraint, common sense to curtail shoppers' panic buying
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has joined elected officials from across Erie County in a unified call for residents to refrain from panic buying, as well as continue supporting local businesses and restaurants, as fears of the spread of coronavirus grow.
Youngstown celebrates St. Patrick's Day
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 04:55 pm
Despite the coronavirus causing numerous cancellations throughout the area, the ninth annual O'Riordan St. Patrick's Day Parade took place Saturday on Youngstown's Main Street - much to the delight of the dozens of residents who attended.
State leaders advocate for passage of $3 billion Environmental Bond Act
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 05:25 pm
The statewide roundtable tour educating stakeholders on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest plan to counteract climate change and global warming made a stop in Lewiston on Monday.
Coronavirus: Cuomo declares state of emergency to contain spread of virus
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:10 pm
During a briefing on the novel coronavirus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency to help New York more quickly and effectively contain the spread of the virus. The governor also confirmed several new cases.
DEC delivers food, 'BYOBagNY' reusable bags to FeedMore WNY
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 12:05 pm
In support of New York's ban on single-use plastic bags that began March 1, state Department of Environmental Conservation Region 9 staff delivered reusable bags and donated food on Wednesday to FeedMore WNY, the agency that recently joined together with the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY.
Taking the plunge in Olcott
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 09:15 am
Surprisingly, the weather was great Sunday for the 51st annual Olcott Lions Polar Bear Swim For Sight, with plenty of sunshine and fairly warm temperatures greeting those plunging into the cold waters.
Higgins joins Bennett-Wells American Legion Post Black History Month celebration to honor 50-plus Vietnam veterans
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 07:00 am
During a special Black History Month celebration presented by the Bennett-Wells American Legion Post and Auxiliary No. 1780, Congressman Brian Higgins honored more than 50 veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
Calspan wins 5-year contract at US Air Force Test Pilot School
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 04:55 pm
Calspan Corp. was awarded a five-year contract with the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The USAF TPS is where the Air Force's top pilots, navigators and engineers are trained to conduct flight tests and generate the data needed to carry out test missions of America's current and future military aircraft and airborne systems.
Hundreds of teens attend 2nd annual Awaken Youth Conference in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:50 pm
Hundreds of teens from across New York, Pennsylvania, and Southern Ontario gathered this past weekend in downtown Buffalo at the Buffalo Grand Hotel for the second annual Awaken Youth Conference. Produced by Western New York's Kingdom Bound Ministries, the conference featured renowned worship collective North Point Worship along with national youth communicator Reggie Dabbs, as well as respected regional speakers from the U.S. and Canada such as Christopher Hopper and Mike Gordon.
Waterkeeper holds open house in North Tonawanda
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper held an open house at North Tonawanda's City Hall for those interested in learning more about the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Living Shoreline project.
Aquarium of Niagara executive director outlines venue's future
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 02:30 pm
At an event Wednesday, the Aquarium of Niagara unveiled a new strategic plan and outlined the goals it will pursue in the next three to five years.
Niagara County supports Lock Tenders tribute monument
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:50 pm
The Niagara County Legislature presented a check for $75,000 at its meeting Tuesday night to the Lockport Locks Heritage District in support of the Lock Tenders tribute monument. The Heritage District has raised $900,000 of the $1.4 million needed for the project, with Niagara County having previously contributed.
'Light it up for Lymphedema': Unexplained swelling might be diagnosable, treatable disease
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 06:10 pm
For the past three years, I've organized the "Light it up for Lymphedema" campaign for the New York State Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN). The campaign encourages sites around the state and Canada to glow in teal each March 6, World Lymphedema Day, to raise awareness of lymphedema (LE) and lymphatic diseases (LD), chronic swelling conditions that have no cures. If left untreated, LE and LD can lead to deformities, infections and death.
Soup's on! The Como Deli on Center Street brings lunchtime favorite to Lewiston
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
When The Sentinel broke news of The Como Restaurant expanding into Lewiston in 2018, one of the first thoughts - nay, wishes ... hopes ... dreams! - was that village diners would be able to pick up a pint of pastina or a quart of minestrone from the world-famous Italian kitchen.
Buffalo City Mission's 'Mission Possible' food drive challenge raises more than 25,000 canned goods for region's poor & homeless
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 02:20 pm
The Buffalo City Mission announced the results of the 2019 10-week challenge period for its "Mission Possible" youth incentive program, a communitywide initiative that brings together area schools, church youth groups and other youth programs to engage students of all ages in an exciting, educational and action-orientated food drive challenge.
Planning Committee: Lake Ontario water levels already higher than at same point last year
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:30 pm
Niagara County Emergency Services Director Jonathan Schultz told the Lake Ontario Planning Committee that current Lake Ontario water levels are already higher than at a similar period a year ago. Schultz said the current water level is 246.59 feet, about 9 inches above where they were on this date one year ago.
Erie County: Bridging communication gap between law enforcement, deaf/hard of hearing community
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:20 pm
A new communications tool, designed to improve communications between the police and the hard of hearing and deaf community during routine law enforcement traffic stops, will soon be implemented in Erie County after being announced at the Town of Amherst Police Training Facility.
Perry's Ice Cream lends support to Parkinson's Foundation
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:20 am
The Parkinson's Foundation recently received a nearly $4,000 donation from Perry's Ice Cream. The monies were raised through the company's "Community Returns" program, which engages employees in a variety of raffles, games and product sales over a six-month period, helping to accrue donation funds.
Niagara University first responder disability awareness training receives funding for training
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 01:25 pm
Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program has received monies to provide training for the Town of Amherst. The funding of $15,000, which was secured by New York State Assemblywoman Karen McMahon, is designed to educate first responders and help ensure proper, proactive response to include Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.
Buffalo: New York State DOT begins process of replacing Skyway
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
As the 2020s begin to grow on us, the buzzword "new" is becoming common in Buffalo-Niagara. As in new faces, new opportunities, new attractions, a new spirit and new attitude.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveils new Buffalo House courtesy van donated by West Herr Automotive Group
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:10 pm
Yesterday morning at an event held at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveiled its new 2020 Toyota Sienna courtesy van. The van was donated by the West Herr Automotive, a group that has been a strong supporter of the local community for more than 70 years.
Castellani Art Museum hosts '20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York'
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 07:00 am
The opening of "2020 Vision: Women Artists in Western NY" at the Castellani Art Museum will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. This free event on the Niagara University campus will be the first comprehensive regional art exhibition focused on all women artists living in Western New York's five counties.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveils newly designed ACV Auctions guest room
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:55 am
Last Friday afternoon at an event held at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveiled the newly designed ACV Auctions Inc. guest room.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2020-21 season to feature return of celebrated soprano Renée Fleming & master trumpeter Chris Botti
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:35 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 2020-21 concert season is all about inspiring figures, past and present - master composers, virtuosic artists, and timeless legends of Broadway, Hollywood and the radio. Anchored by a season opener with celebrated soprano Renée Fleming, and the return of master trumpeter Chris Botti in time for a sweet Valentine's Day serenade, this season is packed with world premieres and classic masterpieces.
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge helps local groups
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 07:00 am
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) has been busy distributing checks to community organizations. At the January meeting, it was decided to send checks of support to the Red Jacket Club; Heart, Love & Soul of Niagara Falls; and Community Cats Alive of Lewiston.
'Park After Dark': Volunteer committee rebrands fundraiser for Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
All remains quiet on the Lake Ontario shores in Olcott as debate continues in many circles on IJC Plan 2014. But that doesn't mean other, more exciting discussions for the area's summer seasons aren't taking place.
Snow what? Niagara County preparing for 2020 golf season
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Snow may be on the ground and the temperatures a little chilly, but golf is already on the minds of the staff at the Niagara County Golf Course.
'A playground for all' at Chestnut Ridge Park
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Assemblyman Patrick Burke (142nd district), Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, President of the Chestnut Park Conservancy Gordon Panek, and conservancy members at the Chestnut Ridge casino to announce the start of a capital campaign to fund the newest addition to the park's recreational offerings.
Catholic Charities launches Appeal 2020, sets $10M goal to provide critical programs & services to more than 160,000 Western New Yorkers
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 04:20 pm
Catholic Charities today announced the launch of Appeal 2020, setting a goal of $10 million. This year's theme is "Think of Me."
UB receives $3 million Mellon grant in support of indigenous studies
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 11:40 am
The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has received a $3.174 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a new department of indigenous studies.
Visit WilsonNY elects new officers
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
Visit WilsonNY (formerly known as Wilson Community Tourism), serving the Town and Village of Wilson, elected a new slate of officers with their terms beginning on Jan. 1.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo opens Jan. 17 at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 11:30 am
Just days into a new year and decade, thoughts of area fishers and outdoors aficionados are already turning to warmer weather. We have to admit that winter 2019-20 is already getting on our nerves; the holidays are thankfully over and the Bills short run at the playoffs is now history.
Cuomo: $300 million plan to reimagine Erie Canal
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 10:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday unveiled the 29th proposal of his 2020 State of the State: a $300 million plan to reimagine the Erie Canal by creating recreational activities on the Canal to boost tourism, mitigating flooding, enhancing irrigation and recreational fishing and restoring wetlands. Cuomo is recommending the New York Power Authority board, which now oversees the Canal Corp. as a subsidiary, approve the $300 million investment over the next five years at the board's January meeting.
Western New York Land Conservancy reaches $1.6 million fundraising goal; will purchase Mossy Point near East Aurora
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 05:05 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has met its $1.6 million goal to save Mossy Point. As a headwater forest, the land will provide clean water and prevent flooding in communities downstream.
Poloncarz inaugurated for third term
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, numerous Erie County officials, county legislators, departmental commissioners and members of the public as he was sworn-in for his third term by the Hon. Gerald J. Whalen Sr., presiding justice of the Appellate Division Fourth Department.
Lumagination 2020 set to wow crowds this winter at Botanical Gardens!
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 07:00 am
Lumagination is a captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination from Jan. 25 through Feb. 29. Lumagination will delight all ages during this unique exhibit that showcases the architecture and horticulture collection of the Botanical Gardens.
Village of Lewiston: Historical room invites visitors
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
"There's a lot of history, if people will just take the time to look," Russell H. Piper Jr. said Sunday.
Gingerbread house competition comes to a close
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:40 pm
It was a "Gingerbread Wonderland" in the Niagara Culinary Institute this last weekend as gingerbread houses were on display, with ribbons attached, for the American Culinary Federation competition.
Family & Friends race for Chase!
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Tuscarora Community came together to support the Hill family at the Tuscarora 5K Chase and Kids Fun Run.
Carnegie Center holds biggest 'Art off the Wall' to date
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:05 pm
The Carnegie Art Center hosted a big night this past Thursday for its annual "Art off the Wall" event. The largest wall was covered with small 5-by-7-inch pieces of art, while the space also contained a room dedicated to 12-by-12-inch canvases and even tinted glass that were bid on silently by artists' fans.
 

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