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Salvation Army bellringer campaign underway
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 10:45 am
The 2021 Salvation Army Bellringer Drive recently kicked off at the Market in the Square in North Tonawanda with speeches, the introduction of the new lieutenants for the Tonawanda district, and with a performance of Christmas carols by the Salvation Army's four-piece brass band.
Tops Friendly Markets launches 17th annual 'Food 2 Families' campaign
Fri, Nov 12th 2021 11:45 am
Tops Friendly Markets will once again host its annual "Food 2 Families," now in its 17th year, with a goal to provide more than 2.5 million meals for neighbors in need. The campaign runs from Nov. 14 through Dec. 24 in-store and online.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ...
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 09:40 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 organized the annual Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at the "Circle of Honor" monument in Lewiston's Academy Park. Scores of residents lined up behind the collection of veterans to pay tribute to those who served in defense of this country and its freedom.
Niagara County wins Diamond Award for landfill project
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 12:10 pm
Legislator Mike Hill announced Niagara County has won a 2021 Diamond Award in the environmental category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC) for the Niagara County Landfill No. 1 improvement project. Hill and Environmental Coordinator Dawn Timm made a presentation on the award at Tuesdays night's meeting of the County Legislature.
Explore & More collect toys for local children in need
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 11:50 am
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announced its open house weekend and toy drive collection kickoff is set for Nov. 19-20.
Higgins honors Vietnam veteran Jack Walter
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently honored Vietnam veteran Capt. Jack Walter in a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park for his distinguished service in U.S. Army. He presented Walter with a Vietnam veteran lapel pin ahead of Veterans Day.
Orchid show returns to Buffalo Botanical Gardens
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 09:25 pm
For the first time since March of 2020, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, will host the orchid show on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, at the Botanical Gardens.
Six Flags Darien Lake hosting drive-thru holiday light experience
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 02:50 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake announced an all-new holiday tradition, the "Magic of Lights" drive-thru experience. The theme park will be all decked out and shining bright from Nov. 19 through Jan. 2, 2022. This 1.25-mile route winds guests through the park and campground from the comfort and warmth of their own cars. Lighting displays will bring favorite holiday themes and characters to life.
DEC honors veterans with annual 'Free Fishing Day,' Thursday, Nov. 11
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 01:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced New York will honor veterans with the sixth and final "Free Fishing Day" of 2021, on Thursday, Nov. 11. DEC noted, "New York's 'Free Fishing Days' encourage more people to get outdoors each season to enjoy the state's world-class fishing opportunities."
Higgins: Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act will invest millions in WNY
Sat, Nov 6th 2021 10:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, on Friday announced approval of legislation that he said will support good-paying jobs and rebuild America's infrastructure. The bipartisan legislation provides a 10-year plan for nation building here at home, and reauthorizes through 2026 the existing extension of the surface transportation bill.
Prepare your car for winter: AAA provides tips for care
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 05:35 pm
Snow has been spotted in some areas across Western and Central New York, so now is the time for motorists to refresh their winter driving skills and prepare for colder weather. The National Weather Service has named this week, Oct. 31 through Nov. 6, Winter Weather Awareness Week across New York - it's the perfect time to prepare for the winter season. AAA Western and Central New York has advice to keep everyone safe on the road.
Former Niagara Catholic site getting makeover by The Chapel
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 08:15 am
The former Niagara Catholic High School building, at 520 66th St., has sort of resembled Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory since it closed in the summer of 2018. Tremendous work has taken place inside - out of view from the general public - with great expectations in place for what might be when The Chapel reopens the site in the near future.
Skydiving enthusiasts set record
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:50 am
Some people refuse to grow up despite growing old. A group of just such people, all septuagenarians, gathered recently at Skydive The Falls in Youngstown.
Ice at Canalside to open Nov. 26
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:20 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will open the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26.
Higgins asks Canada to consider dropping COVID testing requirement for travelers crossing border
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:05 am
As the U.S. prepares to welcome Canadian neighbors back across the border on Nov. 8, Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the government of Canada to drop its COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers crossing the northern border.
Hochul signs animal welfare legislative package
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package relating to animal welfare. Legislation S.4254/A.4075 prohibits insurers from refusing to issue or renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium for certain policies based solely on the breed of dog owned. Legislation S.5023A/A.5823-A requires veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty.
Hochul signs legislation targeting those who pass a school bus
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed legislation S.4661/A.7330 that provides for the transfer of a portion of fines issued for illegally passing a school bus to the comprehensive school bus driver safety training program for the study and promotion of issues involving school bus safety, establishing a school bus motorist education fund. This legislation aims to discourage motorists from illegally passing stopped school buses thus increasing safety to school children.
84-year-old Niagara Falls artist completes 2nd mural as part of public art initiative
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 10:50 am
Niagara Falls' newest mural in Hyde Park captures the spirit of dance and was recently finished by Jonathan Rogers, a local artist with a storied career.
Buffalo City Mission announces health care partnership with Amerigroup
Tue, Oct 26th 2021 06:15 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Tuesday announced a new collaboration designed to provide a system of integrated, coordinated care for homeless patients discharged from the hospital.
Fall back into safety - change your clocks, check your smoke alarms
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:50 pm
As New Yorkers prepare for the end of Daylight Saving Time, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding all New Yorkers to check the batteries and test their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have their batteries replaced.
Oh deer! New York deer crashes peak in autumn
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:45 pm
New York drivers need to buck up this fall and watch for animals on the roads. AAA analyzed New York crash data and found that October, November and December are by far the peak months for animal crashes, notably deer, in the Empire State. There were 33,956 animal-related crashes statewide in 2020 - the second-highest level in the past decade - that's equivalent to one animal-related crash every 16 minutes.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru returns nightly this December
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:40 pm
The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru will return to brighten up the holiday season for families across Western New York this December.
Vietnam veterans wall, photo exhibit on display at Niagara County Courthouse
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski hosted a brief ceremony on Tuesday to open a display of the Niagara County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the "Our Photo Album" exhibit featuring photos taken by Vietnam veterans during their tours of duty. The display will be open at least through Veteran's Day (Thursday, Nov. 11) at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partner in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:45 pm
Throughout October, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The mall has teamed up with the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's breast and prostate peer education program to promote how early detection can save lives. From Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22, representatives will be on-site talking with shoppers about the importance of breast health, risk factors, and signs and symptoms.
ECMC, Tim Hortons partner again to support ECMC frontline care services
Thu, Oct 14th 2021 08:25 pm
For a fourth consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's frontline care services, raising $135,567 this year.
Study: Heartburn drugs may have unexpected benefits on gum disease
Wed, Oct 13th 2021 02:40 pm
The use of heartburn medication is associated with decreased severity of gum disease, according to a recent University at Buffalo study.
ECHDC board authorizes construction contracts for Terminal B renovations project on Outer Harbor
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Tuesday and authorized construction contracts totaling $13 million for the Terminal B renovations project on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The project will create a new outdoor events center and surrounding open space by rehabilitating a vacant structure and utilizing existing parking, while reclaiming seven acres of contaminated property to open additional public access with new lake views.
'Ransomville Speedway: History, Community, & Culture at a Dirt Track' exhibition on view at CAM
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 10:10 pm
"The Ransomville Speedway: History, Community, & Culture at a Dirt Track" is the Castellani Art Museum's newest folk arts exhibition, on view starting this weekend.
Leaders in Niagara Falls stress 'urgent need' to reopen US border to Canadians
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 09:45 pm
Business and community leaders in Niagara Falls are calling on the U.S. government to reopen its land border to Canadians.
Memorial welcomes back Premier gala
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 09:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will welcome back its signature black tie gala, The Premier, after pausing the event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fire Prevention Week: Test smoke alarms now before cold weather brings increased threat of home fires
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
This Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 3-9), the American Red Cross of Western New York urges you to test your smoke alarms before the threat of home fires increases with cold weather.
Kiwanis Club installation ceremony
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Northern Niagara County held its installation of 2021-22 officers on Sunday.
Hochul signs legislation helping homeless, disabled & elderly SNAP recipients to purchase prepared meals
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday signed legislation (S.64/A.1524) establishing a statewide restaurant meals program as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The legislation mandates the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to apply for USDA approval to authorize the program, which would allow homeless, elderly and disabled SNAP recipients to use their benefits for prepared or hot food from participating restaurants
Western New York unites to make strides against breast cancer
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 09:25 am
Local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members are uniting to make the greatest impact to save lives and ensure no one faces breast cancer alone at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2-mile walk. This noncompetitive, inspirational event helps fund the future of breast cancer research and programs. Participants can expect several new health and safety measures onsite to help protect the community, supporters and staff.
Niagara Hospice holds remembrance event at Transit Drive-In
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 09:25 am
Niagara Hospice recently held a remembrance celebration event at the Transit Drive-In in Lockport. Nearly 200 Niagara County family members attended to honor loved ones who died under hospice care during the past year.
Grand opening of innovative Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the nation's first nature trail specifically designed to address the sensory needs of those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities is open at Letchworth State Park.
Ryan presents New York State Senate Commendation Award to 'Bald for Bucks' founder
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited Lake Shore High School to present a New York State Senate Commendation Award to Lake Shore teacher Tony George, founder of "Bald for Bucks."
Hochul announces completion of $6.9 million rehabilitation project on Route 5 in Erie County
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the completion of a $6.9 million preventative maintenance project on State Route 5 from Big Tree Road to Kane Street in the Town of Hamburg and City of Lackawanna. The project enhanced the mobility and traffic safety on this vital corridor for motorists and pedestrians alike.
Grim reminder: Latest roadside tragedies underscore need for drivers to slow down, move over
Wed, Sep 29th 2021 02:50 pm
The recent deaths of two AAA tow providers, killed while assisting motorists, highlight just how dangerous it is for individuals who regularly work along the shoulders of America's busy and congested roads.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York appoints Marianne Hoover as new executive director
Wed, Sep 29th 2021 02:40 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the appointment of Marianne Hoover as the new executive director. An experienced leader, Hoover will succeed Sally Vincent who, after more than 23 years of serving the charity, is looking forward to a well-deserved retirement in December.
 

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