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Construction underway on $29 million affordable & supportive housing development in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 08:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced construction is underway on School 75 Apartments, a $29 million development on Buffalo's East Side that will provide 47 affordable homes in a repurposed former public school and an additional 18 new single-family homes. Thirty-three of the apartments will be reserved for homeless veterans and military service-disabled individuals.
Seneca Gaming Corp. plans 'Every Child Matters Walk'
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 11:10 am
Seneca Gaming Corp. invites the community to participate in a special "Every Child Matters" walk on Thursday, Sept. 30, in downtown Niagara Falls. It stated the event is "In an effort to bring greater understanding, awareness and healing to the atrocities faced by generations of Indigenous children at residential schools across the United States and Canada."
USA Niagara Development Corp. announces RFP for redevelopment of Old Falls Street site
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 11:50 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) announced a request for proposals for the redevelopment of a prime property in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls. The property is located at the intersection of First and Old Falls streets, two blocks from the entrance to Niagara Falls State Park, which attracts more than 9 million annual visitors.
Arts Council for Wyoming County's 45th annual Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale headed to Perry Village Park
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:45 pm
The Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) will present the 45th anniversary Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale (LACS) at the Perry Village Park this Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 9-11). The juried event will feature more than 200 artisans displaying their wares, plus food vendors, live entertainment and other fun activities for the entire family.
Oktoberfest to benefit History Center
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:45 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society's all-ages Oktoberfest returns to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, for a festive and lively celebration.
Bills, Wegmans kick off 'Huddle for Hunger Week'
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 12:10 pm
As the Buffalo Bills and Wegmans kick off "Huddle For Hunger Week," Wegmans' customers can help fight hunger in Western New York with a "Buy a Meal, Give a Meal" promotion through Meals 2Go.
Higgins: Multimillion-dollar grant supports Niagara Falls School District's 'cradle-to-career'
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced the Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) was awarded a federal grant totaling over $2.1 million annually for five years. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs to give the city's children a strong foundation for success.
Sunnking donates more than $13,000 to Camp Good Days during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:30 am
On Thursday, local electronics recycler Sunnking presented a $13,357 check to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a local nonprofit organization helping children and families dealing with cancer. The funds were raised as a part of Sunnking's 11th annual "e-Scrap for Camp" fundraiser. The company saw 353 businesses participate in the electronics recycling donation drive.
State Parks adding solar energy project to Niagara Falls State Park
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:25 am
As part of a series of new sustainability initiatives being announced by state agencies for Climate Week 2021, New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid on Thursday announced a new solar array will provide clean, sustainable, carbon-free power maintenance operations at Niagara Falls State Park - already the longtime symbol of green energy in New York thanks to the falls' century-old history of hydroelectric power generation.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 10:05 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" is returning Dec. 10-11 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly holiday show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
Great Pumpkin Farm hosts 26th annual Fall Festival
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:00 pm
The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence will kick off its 26th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday with a special Armed Forces Weekend in collaboration with Clarence Citizens for Veterans. The regular admission fee will be waived for active duty and retired military, police or fire department personnel who present proper identification to WNY Heroes representatives at the gate; they will also be permitted to bring one guest for free.
National Grid warns customers of potential scams
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 02:00 pm
National Grid customers and local law enforcement are reporting utility billing and payment scams across upstate New York. The company is asking its customers to beware and know the signs of a scam.
'Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience' extending Buffalo stay
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 10:55 pm
Since its opening last month, "Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience," presented by Empire State Concerts, has charmed audiences across Western New York and beyond as guests have explored Vincent Van Gogh's own thoughts, words and brush strokes through awe-inspiring animated projections.
Albright-Knox partners with Child & Family Services for 'Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color'
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:45 pm
The Albright-Knox recently partnered with Child & Family Services to supply artmaking kits to children in the residential treatment program as part of the current exhibition at Albright-Knox Northland, "Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color."
Becker Farms presents Apple Harvest and Activities for Fall Fun on the Farm
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:40 pm
Becker Farms announced the 2021 Apple Harvest and Fall Fun on the Farm will offer activities for the family to enjoy, starting in September with its weekend ticketed events.
Niagara University's Ostapenko Center provides vaccine education at Community Day
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:55 pm
Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity & Mission was among the more than 30 local organizations that participated in Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Community Day on Aug. 27.
WNY aiding Afghan evacuees
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:50 pm
Refugee resettlement agencies in Buffalo have agreed to receive 350 Afghanistan evacuees. Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for emergency funding to ensure Afghan evacuees have access to the full range of services available through the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club to host Memorial Healing Field on 20th anniversary of 9/11
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:45 am
This year, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, The Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club will present a 9/11 Memorial Healing Field to honor and remember those who tragically lost their lives that day.
Fichte celebrates milestone: Eye care group marks 10,000th successful patient treatment
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 11:35 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare celebrated its 10,000th successful patient procedure on Tuesday.
Hochul announces selection of Sen. Brian Benjamin for lieutenant governor
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the selection of Brian Benjamin for lieutenant governor.
Gates officially close on 181st Erie County Fair
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:05 pm
The "Best 12 Days of Summer" in Western New York concluded Sunday night. The Erie County Fair was put together in just over 80 days once state and county officials provided final approval.
Six Flags Darien Lake to shine bright this holiday season with drive-thru holiday light experience
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 10:45 am
Six Flags Darien Lake has announced an all-new holiday tradition, the "Magic of Lights" drive-thru experience. The theme park will be all decked out and shining bright this holiday season from Nov. 18 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. The site will be overflowing with lighting displays to bring favorite holiday themes and characters to life.
$2 million historic restoration project completed at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 12:35 pm
The Buffalo History Museum has completed the second major phase of restoration to the lower level of its National Historic Landmark Building.
Sunnking launches nation's first livestreaming electronics-shredder camera
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 12:35 pm
Sunnking recently introduced its live shredder camera, a direct webcam feed that allows residents and businesses to remotely watch their devices get destroyed.
Catholic Health, Eastern Niagara Health System to receive $18M in state funding to sustain local health care
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
Catholic Health, in collaboration with Eastern Niagara Health System, has been awarded $18 million in funding from the New York State Department of Health to ensure the continuation of emergency and acute care hospital services in Eastern Niagara County. Plans announced last October call for Catholic Health to build a 60,000-square-foot hospital off South Transit Road between Shimer Drive and Ruhlmann Road in the Town of Lockport.
Niagara County inducts 87 into Purple Heart Book
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:40 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday released the names of the 87 county residents who were inducted into the Purple Heart Book during a recognition ceremony on Purple Heart Day (Aug. 7) at Raymond Klimek Veteran's Park in North Tonawanda.
Clean Loop Recycling Center hosts free summer celebration event with Eric Wood
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:30 pm
The Clean Loop Recycling Center hosted a summer celebration event with The Eric Wood Fund. Hosted over the weekend at the CLRC, the event allowed patrons to donate their bottle and can deposit refunds to The Eric Wood Fund directly. The center also made a direct donation in the amount of $5,000 to The Eric Wood Fund in addition to donations raised from visitors who opted to have their deposit refund donated to Wood's fund.
New York Power Authority launches first study to assess potential impact of climate change on its operations
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 01:05 pm
The New York Power Authority will study the long-term effects of climate change on its physical power generation and transmission assets and system operations.
UB receives $1.8 million grant to make cancer treatments less toxic
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 01:00 pm
Cancer treatments are effective at destroying tumors, but they are also harmful to healthy cells. To reduce unwanted toxicity, University at Buffalo professor Joseph Balthasar received a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a novel strategy that blocks the delivery of anticancer toxins to healthy tissue.
Maid of the Mist honored with international electric boat award
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 03:00 pm
Niagara Falls-based boat tour company the Maid of the Mist Corp. is again the recipient of a prestigious award.
Jalen Law completes Portage Road Transportation Center mural
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:45 pm
Jalen Law officially revealed his completed mural inside the waiting area of the NFTA-Metro Portage Road Transportation Center at a press conference hosted by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA-Metro) and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) on Wednesday.
Firehouse Subs quenches nationwide need amidst record-breaking summer temperatures with annual 'H2O For Heroes'
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:35 am
Firehouse Subs invites guests nationwide to join its effort to hydrate local heroes and communities with the ninth annual "H2O For Heroes" bottled water collection drive.
Niagara County officially dedicates Clyde L. Burmaster Park
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 01:10 pm
Members of the Niagara County Legislature, local dignitaries and family and friends of the late Clyde Burmaster held a ceremony Friday, July 23, to officially dedicate the Clyde L. Burmaster Park on Lower Mountain Road in Ransomville. The park had been formerly known as Bond Lake Park.
US to keep northern border closed through Aug. 21; Higgins 'infuriated'
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 12:15 pm
"Infuriated" by an announcement the United States government will extend restrictions on nonessential travel at the border between the U.S. and Canada for another month, Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement:
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021 to serve Masten District
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:35 pm
On Saturday, July 17, the second annual Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) Buffalo begins, in partnership with KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, bringing together over 1,000 volunteers to serve 100 families in the Masten District with free home repairs.
Erie County Fair: Nominations for 2021 'Ultimate Fairgoer' now being accepted
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:15 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2021 "Ultimate Fairgoer."
State leaders announce $219,000 in state funding for Stop the Violence Coalition & peacemakers to address gun violence in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:25 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera gathered to announce $65,000 in state funding for the Stop The Violence Coalition, and $154,000 for the Buffalo Peacemakers to address the rise of gun violence in the City of Buffalo.
Explore & More fundraises during 'Give 716' to build new fully accessible playground
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
On "Give 716 Day," an online fundraising campaign hosted by the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres Foundation, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, will be fundraising for a very special cause. With the help of Mason's Mission and Dunn Tire, Explore & More is building a brand-new exhibit - a fully accessible indoor playground. This will be the first of its kind in Western New York, giving year-round play access to the nearly one in five people who have a disability in the U.S.
Local companies step up big to support Give716
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 05:35 pm
Give716, Western New York's communitywide day of giving, gets underway at 7:16 p.m. Thursday. Several local companies are joining the Buffalo Bills and Sabres in calling upon the community to support local charities.
Completion of $7 million mixed-use development in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 09:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced completion of a $7 million project to redevelop a brownfield into affordable housing and retail space in a revitalizing part of north Buffalo. Supported by the Better Buffalo Fund and located in the heart of the Hertel Avenue Business District, the five-story mixed-use building includes ground-floor retail space, residential apartments on the upper floors, and underground parking.
 

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