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YWCA of the Niagara Frontier hosting annual cash raffle fundraiser
Wed, Apr 13th 2022 01:05 pm
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will hold its annual cash raffle from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. This year's cash raffle will be a "Roaring '20s"-themed event described as both fun and casual.
Buffalo History Museum unveils colorized Pan-American Exposition renderings
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 11:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum debuted a new exhibit, "To Rescue the Color: Salvaged Renderings of the Rainbow City," which features more than a half-dozen colorized renderings of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.
FeedMore WNY announces spring plant sale fundraiser
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:10 pm
FeedMore WNY's popular plant sale is back in time for spring planting and Mother's Day gifts. Through Monday, April 25, participants have the option to purchase hanging baskets, potted annuals, and annual flats. Orders can be placed online at www.feedmorewny.org/plant-sale.
City of Buffalo DPW: Allen Street, between Delaware & Elmwood, closed to vehicular traffic through mid-summer
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:10 pm
The City of Buffalo Department of Public Works announced Allen Street, between Delaware and Elmwood avenues, is closed to vehicular traffic through mid-summer, as phase II of the $13.4 million "Allen Street Complete" continues.
ECDOH: Dates set for free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, indoor & outdoor cats, ferrets
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:00 pm
What better time than National Pet Day (April 11) to announce the schedule of free rabies vaccination clinics in May? The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for two rabies vaccine clinic sites clinics.
Wellness walk in Niagara Falls will focus on community connection, health
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 02:15 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative are partnering together once again to host "Walk With Us," a 5K wellness walk, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, beginning at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center at 825 Depot Ave. West.
Empire State Development: Buffalo manufacturer to invest over $5 million in east side facility
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:40 pm
Empire State Development announced Buffalo Wire Works Co. will invest more than $5 million for the renovation and expansion of its manufacturing facilities on Buffalo's east side. A global leader in manufacturing screening media and wear parts for the mining, aggregate and industrial markets, the manufacturer will retain 179 employees and create 25 new jobs at its Buffalo locations.
Evergreen Health opens new primary & specialty care practice in Cheektowaga
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
Evergreen Health announced its newest practice, located at 7 Community Drive in Cheektowaga, is now open. It noted the opening of Evergreen's first Cheektowaga location is the result of its acquisition of Aspire of WNY's primary care practice, and includes a new group of employees and the addition of 1,400 patients to its patient population.
To boost or not to boost? UB's Russo discusses what new FDA guidelines mean
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:25 am
The FDA's approval last week of a fourth COVID-19 shot is injecting additional questions into the conversation over who should get which booster and when.
Parks/recreation projects heat up in Lewiston, Porter
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 11:10 am
News on the parks and recreation front continues to occupy discussions among officials in both the towns of Lewiston and Porter.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides consumers tips for smart travel
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:05 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection reminds New Yorkers of their rights as they plan spring and summer travel. Travel disputes remain one of the top complaints handled by DCP.
Hochul: $125 million relief programs support state's tourism industry
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of applications for two tourism grant programs designed to support and revitalize New York's tourism and hospitality industry.
FASNY's RecruitNY campaign returns for 13th year, highlighting need for creative recruitment
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:40 pm
Volunteer fire departments across New York will open their doors on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, as part of the 13th annual RecruitNY weekend. RecruitNY is a signature initiative designed to help increase membership in local volunteer fire departments. The number of volunteer firefighters has decreased significantly in recent years due to a variety of factors.
DEC prepares to kick off unofficial start of spring with trout fishing opportunities
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 10:05 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Monday announced the upcoming start of the spring trout fishing season, which his team said provides excellent angling opportunities statewide thanks to the state's extensive stocking program and considerable number of wild trout fisheries.
Community Services for Every1 thanks community, lawmakers for showing up for 11% COLA rally
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 01:40 pm
Community Services for Every1 thanks all in attendance at Wednesday's rally for an 11% cost of living adjustment (COLA) in Albany.
Celebrate spring and help save lives by giving blood or platelets
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 10:00 am
It's officially spring! As the weather warms up and the latest COVID-19 surge continues to slow, many people are looking forward to meeting up with family and friends. At the start of this new season, the American Red Cross encourages the community to play an important role in helping save lives by making blood or platelet donation part of their spring plans.
Buffalo History Museum announces final weeks for Tim Russert exhibit
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will end its nearly eight-year run of "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If it's Sunday, it's 'Meet the Press.' " The last day for the public to view the Russert exhibit will be April 9.
Hochul announces creation of 350-plus jobs with expansion of AML RightSource in Buffalo
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced AML RightSource is expanding in Buffalo and will add an additional 363 employees to support the addition of new services and clients, resulting in a total Buffalo workforce of approximately 540 employees.
500 new jobs at Moog, with a $25 million investment in Erie County
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a significant expansion of Moog Inc. in Western New York, creating up to 500 new jobs in the local aerospace industry with the addition of new high-tech manufacturing equipment.
Chicks have arrived at CountryMax Stores
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 01:25 pm
For homesteaders, fans of backyard chickens and kids across the state, it's a great day. The baby chicks have arrived once again at all CountryMax Stores.
City of Buffalo Animal Shelter pets riding in style in new 'PAWS Truck' mobile adoption vehicle
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 01:25 pm
The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter unveiled its new "PAWS Truck," a mobile adoption vehicle that will help shelter animals find their forever homes.
Village of Brockport selected for 'Empire State Trail Town' program
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 10:40 am
Parks & Trails New York, the New York State Canal Corp. and the Village of Brockport announced Brockport was selected as the pilot community for the new "Empire State Trail Town" program. They said this will help Brockport benefit from its location along the Erie Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail.
AAA: Potholes pack a punch, as drivers pay $26.5 billion in related vehicle repairs
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:35 pm
Pothole season is here, unfortunately! A new survey from AAA found that, last year, 1 in 10 drivers sustained vehicle damage significant enough to warrant a repair after hitting a pothole. With an average price tag of almost $600 per repair, damage caused by potholes cost drivers a staggering $26.5 billion in 2021 alone.
Kearns releases 'alarming' data on preforeclosure default notifications
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 09:25 am
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and the "Stay In Your Home" campaign on Thursday released what he called "a staggering report" on the postmoratorium preforeclosure notices received by many homeowners across Erie County.
DEC reminds New Yorkers annual residential brush burning prohibition starts March 16
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 03:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning will begin March 16 and run through May 14. DEC enforces the annual brush burning ban to prevent wildfires and protect communities during heightened conditions for wildfires each spring.
'When Providers Face Bias' symposium to be sponsored by UB, VA Western New York Healthcare System
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 01:10 pm
Archana Mishra, M.D., is an accomplished faculty member in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. As a pulmonologist and critical care doctor, she has cared for patients internationally and in the U.S. Throughout the pandemic, she has been a frontline worker at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center, tending to patients in the intensive care unit.
Construction begins on new $19 million affordable housing development on Buffalo's east side
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 02:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "substantial rehabilitation work" has begun at Buffalo's former Public School 78 to transform the vacant building into 46 affordable apartments and space for community programs and services. The $19 million Olympic Avenue Apartments will be energy-efficient and will offer residents free Wi-Fi and technical support as part of the state's efforts to close the digital divide.
Photo exhibit tells soldiers' stories & challenges of coming home after war
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 12:40 pm
The photo exhibit at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo is part of the UB research project "Developing a Sense of Meaningful Belonging among Veterans." In addition to the exhibit's March 15 opening, the project will also host a panel discussion with local veterans on April 3.
Higgins calls for end of COVID restrictions at northern border
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Northern Border Caucus and the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, says the U.S. and Canada should follow guidance implemented by its health agencies and lift remaining pandemic-related border restrictions.
Six Flags Darien Lake to rebrand waterpark and debut new water slide
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 11:25 am
Six Flags Darien Lake will rebrand its Splashtown waterpark to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and launch a massive, new slide for the 2022 season. Towering a staggering 60 feet tall, Wahoo Wave will rank as one of the tallest water rides in the waterpark - and its one-of-a-kind "water wave wall" will boost the park's roster of heat-beating attractions.
Gliding Stars presents ice show, 'Thank Goodness We're Back!'
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 12:00 pm
The Gliding Stars of Western New York will present the return of their annual ice show, "Thank Goodness We're Back!" at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Manor Drive in Williamsville, at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26.
New name & brand announced for Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 10:00 am
Destination Niagara USA announced Wednesday that, effective immediately, it has changed the name of the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to the Niagara Falls Convention Center.
Tops celebrates Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
Tops Friendly Markets celebrates Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day on Tuesday. The company stated, "This annual event is celebrated on the 22nd of every February to not only highlight the remarkable achievements of our associates, but also the longevity and impact grocery workers make on employment.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Niagara County inclusion in popular Shop 716 eGift card program
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 02:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced Niagara County's inclusion in the Shop 716 eGift card program.
NCCC Workforce trains National Guard members to be EMTs
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 01:50 pm
The New York State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services requested Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Workforce Development conduct a pilot educational program to help train part of the 500-600 new emergency medical technicians in order to help relieve the current burden on health care facilities across the state.
Tax tips to simplify your filing experience
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 08:10 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Thursday encouraged taxpayers to follow some important filing tips before they submit their income tax returns.
Hibernians announce return of WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 08:00 pm
Following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ancient Order of Hibernians Rev. James J. Browne Division 1 announced the return of the region's largest St. Patrick's Day celebration. This anticipated event will once again take place March 17 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, located at 101 Old Falls St.
Travel rebounds for February break
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 02:50 pm
Travel is on the rebound as the upcoming school break approaches. AAA's online travel bookings for January were up nearly 250% compared to January 2021, and January travel reservations even surpassed prepandemic levels, increasing 20% over January 2019.
Variety Club announces 60th annual Variety Kids Telethon
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 12:15 pm
The 60th annual Variety Kids Telethon will take place at the Variety Club headquarters located at 6114 Broadway, Lancaster. The event will be produced and presented from both the studios of WGRZ-TV Channel 2, and the Variety Club HQ from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The presentation will also be streamed live at www.wgrz.com.
Sweet success! Tops raises $13,000-plus selling gingerbread houses for Oishei Children's Hospital
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:50 am
Tops Friendly Markets raised $13,365 as a result of its gingerbread house campaign for Oishei Children's Hospital. The campaign, which kicked off in early November, welcomed families to purchase a gingerbread house kit at locations throughout the region, with a portion of the proceeds being donated back to the hospital. The kits came complete with gingerbread to build a house, plus sweet candy decorations and icing.
 

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