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Deposits for Food makes latest donation to local pantries
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:05 pm
Seven years ago, Deposits for Food began collecting returnable containers and scrap metal, giving all its proceeds to three Niagara County food pantries and shelters. Since that time, the total amount donated has grown to over $82,000.
'Art of Suffrage' on display in Niagara County Courthouse
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In celebration of this historic milestone, visitors to the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport can see pieces of the display the "Art of Suffrage." The work had been on display at the Kenan Center since February.
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer increases presence in WNY with new office in Lewiston
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 12:55 pm
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer, one of Lewiston's newest real estate companies, announced the opening of a new office at 625 Center St. The new office will offer area homebuyers and sellers an increased level of service and convenience in their real estate transaction needs.
Going purple for domestic violence awareness
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
They've been isolated and living in fear for months, or even years. We don't always see the signs. Nationwide, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), and many more experience other forms of domestic violence.
Have a happy (safe) Halloween
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
Celebrating Halloween during the pandemic will definitely be different, but it's still possible to have fun while staying safe, say pediatric infectious disease specialists at the University at Buffalo.
How-to expertise, guidebook, virtual site visits, contractor list available to address NY's Great Lakes shoreline erosion this fall
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:30 pm
The fall season is an ideal time to evaluate shoreline properties along New York's Great Lakes for areas impacted by the natural dynamic action of the Lakes. New York Sea Grant is providing property owners with virtually available resources and assistance that include:
Community Missions: 10th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:50 pm
Community Missions Inc. will present its 10th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service as an online event at noon Tuesday, Oct. 6. The event is part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, "a national event designed to raise public awareness about mental illness and break down the stigma that too often discourages people from seeking help when needed."
United Way kicks off 2020 campaign
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
Last Friday, the United Way of Greater Niagara announced the start of its 2020 fundraising campaign at the Four Points Sheridan Hotel in Niagara Falls. The organization says this year's campaign, which will run through Nov. 30, is more critical than ever as community groups continue to struggle with the effects of COVID-19. Funds raised throughout will continue to support 29 agencies focused on a spectrum of human services throughout the Niagara Region.
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral to celebrate 5th anniversary of installation of 'Homeless Jesus' sculpture
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:30 pm
With great joy, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the installation of the "Homeless Jesus" sculpture on the corner of Main and Church streets, and the feeding and clothing services inspired by the sculpture, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.
NFMMC patients, Schoellkopf Health Center residents to receive enhanced infection protection and comfort
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center patients and the residents of the Schoellkopf Health Center will soon benefit from an enhanced level of safety thanks to the adoption of an innovative filtered pillow designed to protect patients and caregivers from bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
'Thumbs up' for Lockport C.A.R.E.S. golf tournament donations
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
It was all thumbs up, as the community supported a local nonprofit agency.
Niagara Cup golf tournament raises more than $34K for Golisano Medical Oncology Center
Sat, Sep 19th 2020 07:00 am
The new center opened in July at Memorial and is a member site within the Roswell Park Care Network.
Riviera, local officials advocate for safe reopening of live music venues
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 04:25 pm
The Riviera Theatre held a press conference Thursday afternoon with New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and other local elected officials to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reopen live music venues.
DEC: Enforcement of New York's plastic bag ban to start Oct. 19
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC will begin enforcement of the state's ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries Inc., et al, in New York State Supreme Court.
Adell's School of Dance welcomes students back
Thu, Sep 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Adell Hoover-Manarino, will be the first one to tell you the world of academics felt more like an alternate universe for her growing up. Instead of social studies or science, she turned her attention to dance. Finding it a better fit, she used her talents to travel the country and perform, before returning home and starting her own wildly successful business.
Powerful drug discovery protocol for autism accelerating development of new treatments
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
A sensitive and reliable new protocol for assessing social deficits in animal models of autism and certain psychiatric conditions is expediting the search for effective treatments. Developed by University at Buffalo researchers, the new protocol is described in a paper published today in Nature Protocols.
'100 Years of Life on Main Street: Remembering Our Past to Shape our Future'
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:00 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) is launching "100 Years of Life on Main Street: Remembering Our Past to Shape our Future," a multimedia oral history project to document life in the north end of the City of Niagara Falls. The project is being sponsored by Blue Cardinal Capital, which is investing in the future of Main Street.
Wegmans pharmacies offer vaccines for 2020-21 flu season
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 10:10 am
With so much uncertainty surrounding the upcoming flu season, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves. Wegmans Food Markets Inc. would suggest one of the simplest ways to do that is receiving the flu vaccine. Wegmans Pharmacies, ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction" by J.D. Power three years in a row, are taking extra steps to safely and easily administer flu shots this season.
Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins announce new law saving jobs for visually impaired
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:15 am
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Brian Higgins announced a new law to protect the jobs of Western New Yorkers who are blind or visually impaired.
People Inc. celebrates 50th anniversary
Sat, Aug 22nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Friday, Aug. 14, local landmarks were lit blue in recognition of the 50th anniversary of People Inc., a regional nonprofit leader in the health and human services industry. The illuminated landmarks included:
NU School of Nursing celebrates first graduating class from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 11:10 am
Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of registered nurses to earn Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees through an innovative joint program that saw classes taught on the medical center campus.
PHOTOS: Families flock to Artpark for Fairy House Festival
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 02:20 pm
Just like the first Fairy House Festival a decade prior, the 10th annual event was filled with art, costumes, music and more than a little improv.
Lewiston looks a lot different this summer
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 07:00 am
Four-and-a-half months after New York state went on "PAUSE" to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, organizations are still cancelling events. In fact, it's been a pretty steady, rather depressing stream of "See you in 2021 - we hope" messages sent to this newspaper each week.
It's a boy! And a girl! Aquarium of Niagara reveals penguin chicks' genders & names
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 09:55 pm
The newest members of the Aquarium of Niagara's Humboldt penguin colony are a male named "Smitty" and a female named "Jules."
A 40-year quest to retrace the extraordinary life of activist Mary Talbert
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:35 am
Lillian S. Williams is writing a biography of Mary Burnett Talbert.
$17 million+ in funding awarded through Lake Ontario Business Resiliency Program
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced over $17 million from the Lake Ontario Business Resiliency Program has been awarded to more than 140 businesses in shoreline communities to assist with restoration and resiliency efforts from prior flooding events, and to strengthen businesses against future flooding.
Discover Niagara Shuttle rolling out for 2020 season
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 10:25 am
With tourism reigniting in Niagara Falls, the Discover Niagara Shuttle team is excited to kick-off the season today. The shuttle's complimentary hop-on/hop-off service connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between "the Falls and the Fort."
'Greetings from Niagara Falls': Mural a welcome sign
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 08:30 am
The Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association hosted an official unveiling for the new "Greetings From Niagara Falls" public mural outside of Wine on Third.
Cuomo announces construction milestone for historic Carousel project at Canalside
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the start of timber construction on the Buffalo Heritage Carousel project at Canalside. The project consists of a new building near the corner of Prime and Perry streets to house the near-century-old De Angelis Carousel. The carousel is planned to open in the summer of 2021.
Allpro Parking plants tree with plaque in honor of late Eugene Tenney
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:15 pm
Allpro Parking LLC is paying homage to Eugene Tenney, who passed away Oct. 31, by planting a tree with a plaque in his memory in a garden in front of a parking lot that he owned in the shadows of Buffalo's City Hall.
Kearns, Military Order of Purple Heart launch 'Purple Heart Week' in Erie County
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 04:10 pm
Every year, Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns honors Purple Heart recipients, adding them to the William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit on Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7.
Niagara Falls intersection dedicated to late local musician John 'Spider' Martin
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 06:55 pm
On Friday, the City of Niagara Falls commemorated the life and career of a local jazz and R&B musician, John "Spider" Martin, by designating the corner of Ontario Avenue and Main Street with the honorary name of "John 'Spider' Martin Way."
Community supports Niagara Hospice Lockport campus with butterfly garden
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 04:30 pm
This week, the Niagara Hospice special events staff placed more than 300 butterfly garden stakes in the Niagara Hospice Memorial Garden on their Lockport campus. With a $10 donation to Niagara Hospice, families, friends and community members purchased the butterfly garden stakes in memory of loved ones.
New York Sea Grant introduces Lake Ontario parcel-level flood risk prediction tool
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 11:50 am
At noon Thursday, Aug. 20, New York Sea Grant will offer a free webinar with Scott Steinschneider, Ph.D., of the Cornell University department of biological and environmental engineering, detailing a parcel-level flood forecast risk management tool he has developed for use by communities along Lake Ontario and its embayments.
Hochul: Stay safe and support local businesses with a 'staycation' in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:30 pm
If you've ever thought of a "staycation," now is the time to do it.
Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec joins North Tonawanda Police for midnight shift ride-along
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 11:35 am
In a showing of commitment during uncertain times, Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec of the City of North Tonawanda joined the NT Police Department for a ride-along during a midnight shift.
WEBR alums recall good old days
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:00 am
Radio station WEBR is making a comeback to its hometown of Buffalo, at 1440 on the AM dial. After a 27-year absence, this historic "Buffalo Born" radio station looks to have a strong reemergence on local airwaves, which will be music to the ears of Western New Yorkers who could not find any trace of the classic standards from the "Great American Song Book" anywhere on the AM or FM dial.
Niagara Falls tourism reps in 'staycation' mode
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
As the "New York Forward" pandemic recovery campaign continues, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul made her second visit to Niagara Falls in as many weeks to again send home the message Niagara has overcome COVID-19 and is open for business. On Tuesday, she said now is the time to consider a visit to the Cataract City as part of "staycation" plans this year.
Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K adapts to challenges of COVID-19
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 07:00 am
The annual Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K, organized for the past seven years to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Western New York, will go on this year - but with some changes. Instead of gathering hundreds of runners in one location on one day, organizers are offering runners a choice of routes over a period of four days.
Center for Hope launches in Western New York
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:20 am
Narcissistic abuse has become a term increasingly known to the public through news media reports. But for those who live with a narcissistic abuser, awareness is only the first step.
 

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