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Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Tue, May 10th 2022 09:45 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 94 Western New York organizations received nearly $2 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Ryan presents Empire Award to Ken-Ton Closet
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:35 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited the Ken-Ton Closet, a volunteer organization committed to supporting children in need, to present volunteers with a New York State Senate Empire Award to commemorate the organization's ninth anniversary.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation invest $1.5 million in diversity, equity & inclusion program at Oishei Children's Hospital
Fri, May 6th 2022 03:25 pm
KeyBank, and the First Niagara Foundation, is donating $1.5 million to help further develop an innovative diversity, equity and inclusion program in maternity services at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center marks 4th anniversary
Fri, May 6th 2022 01:20 pm
The fourth anniversary of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center was celebrated Wednesday with a happy hour event.
'Music Mania Mondays' returns June 27
Fri, May 6th 2022 10:05 am
The Town of Niagara announced that its popular "Music Mania Monday" concert series begins its eighth season Monday, June 27, at the Veterans Memorial Community Park on Lockport Road.
FeedMore WNY receives $50,000 from Morgan Stanley Foundation to help food pantries offer more elements of choice
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:25 am
FeedMore WNY received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to provide Western New York families in need the ability to choose from available foods or food boxes at partner food pantries. The funds provided an opportunity for 12 area food pantries in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties to reintroduce elements of choice at distributions, while still maintaining safety protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Niagara University receives $10 million gift from Jeff & Mary Helen Holzschuh
Wed, May 4th 2022 06:15 pm
Niagara University announced that Jeff and Mary Helen Holzschuh have pledged a gift of $10 million to the university. In recognition of the gift, the university will rename the college of business to the Holzschuh College of Business Administration. With this generous gift, Jeff and Mary Helen become the largest benefactors in the history of the university.
Save the date for 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Tue, May 3rd 2022 10:40 am
The 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10. Admission is free. Food and beverage tickets can be purchased at ticket tents located throughout the festival. Presale food ticket vouchers will also be sold at Tops Markets beginning in June.
Dash's Market now accepts SNAP payments from online grocery shoppers
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:40 am
Dash's Market officially begins accepting Supplement Nutritional Assistant Program (SNAP) payments from online shoppers at checkout starting Wednesday, May 4.
New building at NCCC to house Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy
Mon, May 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
A new training facility for the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will be built on the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. An estimated $2.27 million for the building was appropriated in the SUNY building fund adopted by the state budget passage a few weeks ago.
Recent rankings point to UB's standing as a leader in sustainability
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:15 pm
The University at Buffalo has once again been recognized as a leader in sustainability in higher education, garnering high marks in two recent rankings.
NYS: 2 SNAP-Ed funding opportunities totaling up to $2 million to continue bringing food to underserved communities
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:45 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced two funding opportunities totaling up to $2 million through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention program.
'Deposits for Food' reaches $100,000 in giving to area food pantries
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:00 am
In August 2013, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees put into action an idea he had for some time. A recent retiree, Sarkees began collecting bottles and cans at the Lewiston Jazz Festival, with the idea of turning them in to raise funds for local Niagara County food pantries. So began his "Deposits 4 Food" initiative.
Buffalo City Mission receives $27,605 donation from Northtown
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission received a $27,605 donation from Northtown Subaru as part of Northtown Automotive Companies' "Share the Love" campaign.
Hochul: Up to $1B to restore green space surrounding Kensington Expressway, $169.2M for school aid; $212.3M to local governments; income tax relief for 350,000 in WNY
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced regional investments in the fiscal year 2023 state budget to deliver for Western New York families.
NF City Council approves ARP funding for new police cars, fire station upgrades, help for minority and woman-owned businesses
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 11:10 am
In a special session Friday, the Niagara Falls City Council approved the use of American Rescue Plan funding for several projects within the city.
Celebrating Easter in Niagara County
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 06:15 pm
Nearly $2 million in COVID relief for Roswell Park
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1,968,275 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The funding is awarded to provide relief for some expenses incurred during the height of the pandemic.
Niagara County celebrates Earth Day by announcing expanded household hazardous waste program
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:00 am
In honor of the worldwide celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Niagara County announced it is expanding its household hazardous waste (HHW) program for the coming year, hosting four recycling events in addition to offering a self-haul voucher program.
City of Buffalo DPW provides update on several ongoing street paving projects
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
City of Buffalo Commissioner of Public Works, Parks & Streets Michael J. Finn, P.E., recently provided a progress report on seven key street paving projects taking place across the Queen City.
Ryan announces increased funding for New York's cultural institutions in state budget
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 04:15 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined representatives from several local arts and cultural organizations at the Buffalo History Museum to announce the state budget for fiscal year 2022-23 includes $20 million in new aid for cultural institutions in upstate New York, in addition to more than $40 million in operating aid for these organizations throughout the state.
'Great Battery Roundup': AAA uses Earth Day to collect batteries, help environment & charities
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 02:35 pm
Held in conjunction with Earth Day, the AAA "Great Battery Roundup" is designed to encourage motorists to take old automotive or marine lead-acid batteries to a local collection point where they can be safely recycled and formed into new batteries. AAA Western and Central New York is pleased to participate with a convenient program again this year.
Niagara County clerk: Schedule your registration appointments for boats, motorcycles now
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 02:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski encourages residents to schedule their appointments with the Department of Motor Vehicles soon for those who need to get their boats, motorcycles and other recreational vehicles registered for summer.
M&T Bank backs 'Entrepreneurship for All' Buffalo to drive inclusive entrepreneurship
Sat, Apr 16th 2022 01:15 pm
M&T Bank announced a $300,000 commitment to support the Buffalo operations of Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), a national nonprofit that works in communities across the country to accelerate economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship.
NCCC hosts student showcase during spring open house
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 07:45 pm
Niagara County Community College will host a student showcase from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21. This event gives students an opportunity to display and explain a project connected to a classroom experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students present their work as either a poster project, table project, art exhibition, or performance.
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.
 

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