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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."
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NYPA partners with Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda to install more than 7,600 LED streetlights
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:40 am
The New York Power Authority, the Town of Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda announced the installation of energy-efficient LED streetlights throughout the municipalities as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Smart Street Lighting NY, a statewide program that calls for at least 500,000 streetlights throughout the state to be replaced with LED technology by 2025.
Buffalo: Brown & Scanlon celebrate St. Patrick's Day with flag-raising ceremony in Niagara Square
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 10:25 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and South District Council Member Christopher Scanlon were joined Saturday by members of the United Irish American Association to mark St. Patrick's Day by hosting an Irish flag-raising ceremony in Niagara Square.
Top 4 precautions for drivers as daylight saving time begins
Sat, Mar 13th 2021 07:00 am
Americans will "spring forward" and set their clocks ahead one hour beginning Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m. Losing an hour of sleep and the change in daylight hours means motorists may potentially experience drowsy driving and added distractions behind the wheel.
Hochul marks pandemic's anniversary, receives J&J vaccine
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 05:25 pm
Almost exactly a year to the day since the coronavirus global pandemic was declared, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul marked the solemn occasion in downtown Buffalo at Catholic Health's Associate Regional Training Center by thanking health care workers for their "courage" and received a dose of the life-saving vaccine.
Buffalo Sabres announce ticketing details for March 20
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the on-sale dates and ticketing details for the team's game on Saturday, March 20, against the Boston Bruins. A limited number of tickets will be available for the game. Season ticketholders will have the first chance to purchase tickets.
Not so sweet: UB study finds increased risk of death among breast cancer patients who drink sugar-sweetened soda
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:25 pm
New research from the University at Buffalo suggests breast cancer patients who drink sugar-sweetened beverages regularly are at increased risk for death from any cause and breast cancer in particular.
Nominations sought for annual Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:00 pm
Nominations are being accepted for the 16th Annual Key to the Locks Award. Forms are available at The History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport, or at niagarahistory.org. The deadline for nominations is April 15.
Niagara Falls gets a little Moxie
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 05:15 pm
Got the COVID-19 winter blues?? Book an appointment at the newest Aveda salon in Niagara Falls for an early jump on a spring makeover.
Shadowing experience helps BOCES students focus on career path
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:05 am
Many of the Orleans/Niagara BOCES career and technical education (CTE) classes encourage students to accept either shadowing (non-paid internships) or capstoning (paid internships) opportunities. Work Based Coordinator Susan Francis says these experiences are invaluable to CTE students.
'Soup for the Soul': Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative & F BITES providing meals across Cataract City
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 09:30 am
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) has teamed up with F BITES on "Soup for the Soul," a six-week program providing soup and a side across Niagara Falls to those in need of a hot meal. The program begins March 4 and continues every Thursday through April 8.
Erie County DOH outlines facility requirements for non-professional, non-collegiate sports events; offers update on vaccinations, quarantines
Sat, Feb 27th 2021 09:40 am
The ECDOH said that, based on information provided by the New York State Department of Health, 14.3% of Erie County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, 9.2% percent have received the two-dose series.
March is National Kidney Month
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 07:00 am
Most people with kidney disease don't know they have it. March is National Kidney Month and the Kidney Foundation of Western New York is encouraging everyone to learn more about their kidney health.
Higgins: $65,000 for art & cultural programs in Western New York
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal grants totaling $65,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the following four local organizations: Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo String Works and Hallwalls.
New York Farm Bureau unveils 2021 national public policy priorities
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 03:40 pm
New York Farm Bureau outlined its federal public policy agenda Wednesday, as farmers from across the state are meeting virtually this week with their U.S. senators and congressional representatives. The main priority issues range from agricultural labor reform and COVID-19 relief to trade policy and climate change mitigation.
'Sweetest Valentine's Pet Photo Contest' raises close to $7,000 for Ten Lives Club
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:50 am
Ten Lives Club recently hosted a "Sweetest Valentine's Pet Photo Contest." It said community support was overwhelming, helping to raise close to $7,000 for the nonprofit cat rescue.
DEC announces agreement with state & local partners to redevelop former industrial sites in Niagara, Orleans counties
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday announced a new cooperative agreement with the state comptroller's office; Niagara County; Orleans County; the cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda; and the Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) to promote the redevelopment of dozens of potentially contaminated properties in Niagara and Orleans counties.
Second phase of $2 million historic restoration project begins at Buffalo History Museum
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:05 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will begin the next phase of restoration to the lower level of its National Historic Landmark Building. Work focuses on improving guest amenities, including new restrooms and an HVAC system. At the end of this phase of construction, the museum's lower level will be restored to the original vision of architect George Cary, with an expansive 4,400-square-foot gallery.
 

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