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Higgins: $365,535 in federal funding for Buffalo Food Justice Project, led by Massachusetts Avenue Project & Grassroots Gardens of Western New York
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $365,535 awarded to the Massachusetts Avenue Project and Grassroots Gardens of Western New York. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is awarded through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Community Food Projects Grant program. It will support the Buffalo Food Justice Project, which aims to address food equity and access in underserved communities.
NY Army National Guard is only state Army Guard to meet recruiting goals for 2022
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:45 pm
The New York Army National Guard was the only state Army National Guard to exceed its recruiting goals for the federal fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30, 2022.
More people now eligible to give blood or platelets with Red Cross
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:40 pm
The American Red Cross now invites those who spent time in the U.K., Ireland or France, and have never tried to give blood due to concerns over variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) - related to mad cow disease - to give blood and help save lives.
NYS Canal Corp. announces fall fishing initiative in WNY is now an annual program to support fishing environment, angling community & local businesses
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 05:00 pm
The New York State Canal Corp. announced that, after a successful two-year trial run, its fall fishing initiative is now a permanent annual program that will release regulated flows of water from the Erie Canal into Lake Ontario tributaries in Western New York each fall.
As October kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Kennedy announces $100K state grant for GiGi's Playhouse
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 10:30 am
New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy joined GiGi's Playhouse Buffalo Executive Director Emily Mondschein on Thursday to celebrate the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month by delivering $100,000 in state funding for the center.
914th Air Refueling Wing: Niagara breaks ground on main gate project
Wed, Oct 5th 2022 07:00 am
The 914th Air Refueling Wing conducted a ground-break ceremony on base Oct. 4 to begin the main gate renovation project. This $10.6 million project is expected to last approximately two years and will create temporary changes to traffic patterns inbound and outbound the installation.
15th annual 'Walk Off Hunger' will help FeedMore WNY provide nourishing meals, offer hope to thousands of food-insecure neighbors
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 02:35 pm
FeedMore WNY is calling on Western New Yorkers to take steps in the fight against hunger, and help provide meals to food-insecure neighbors. The 15th annual "Walk Off Hunger," presented by Evans Bank, will take place Saturday, Oct. 15, at River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St., Buffalo. Registration for the walk will begin at 10 a.m., with the walk kicking off at 11 a.m.
New haunted house in Sanborn to raise funds to bring smiles to children
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 02:35 pm
For the past five years, WNY Property Kings owners Kyle and Alisha King have brought the community a haunted house that does more than just scare - it gives back to the community.
October is Car Care Month at AAA: Drivers urged to perform car maintenance before winter hits
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
October is Car Care Month at AAA Western and Central New York! As the weather cools, AAA reminds motorists that completing a seasonal vehicle checkup can maintain safety and maximize efficiency throughout the fall and winter. Unfortunately, AAA research has found that 35% of drivers have skipped needed car maintenance or repair, and 65% of drivers did not have their battery tested before finding it dead.
Department of Labor announces next steps in $15 minimum hourly wage phase-in for upstate counties
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:25 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) announced next steps in the state's $15 minimum hourly wage phase-in. Commissioner Roberta Reardon issued an order calling for the minimum wage rate in counties outside of New York City, Long Island and Westchester to rise by $1 per hour, from $13.20 to $14.20, following a statutorily required economic analysis conducted by the New York State Division of the Budget (DOB).
Catholic Health hosts 'Career Carnival' at downtown headquarters
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
Come one, come all to Catholic Health's first-ever "Career Carnival" on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its administrative and regional training center, located at 144 Genesee St., Buffalo.
United Way of Greater Niagara holds awards breakfast & campaign kickoff, awards local community members
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am
United Way of Greater Niagara held its annual awards breakfast and campaign kickoff on Friday, Sept. 23, at Niagara Riverside Resort, located at 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Its annual campaign also officially began.
Niagara Falls Convention Center supports community
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 04:00 pm
Hosting a sold-out, weeklong convention at the Niagara Falls Convention Center (NFCC) requires a great deal of planning, and large quantities of food.
Community Missions announces upcoming events
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 09:30 am
Community Missions will hold a free "blessing of the animals" from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Members of the community can bring their pet to receive a blessing or prayer.
Seneca Gaming Corp. plans 'Every Child Matters' walk to honor of victims, survivors of Indigenous residential schools
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:45 am
Seneca Gaming Corp. will hold its second annual "Every Child Matters" walk in downtown Niagara Falls next Friday, Sept. 30, joining communities across the U.S. and Canada in "a growing effort to bring understanding, awareness and healing to the abuse faced by generations of Indigenous children at residential schools that operated across both countries."
Trina Burruss named next president & CEO of United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:55 pm
The board of directors of United Way of Buffalo & Erie County recently announced Trina Burruss will be United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's next president and CEO. Burruss, who currently serves as the organization's chief operating officer, will begin her tenure upon current President and CEO Michael Weiner's retirement at the end of the year.
'Text to 9-1-1' in Niagara County
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:50 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti recently announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center now has the ability to receive "Text to 9-1-1" calls from cell phones in Niagara County.
FeedMore WNY joins Feeding America's Hunger Action Month campaign to ensure food isn't an impossible choice for 164,830 people facing hunger locally
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:45 pm
FeedMore WNY is joining Feeding America and other member food banks to raise awareness of people experiencing food insecurity and inspire action during Hunger Action Month this September, culminating with Hunger Action Day this Friday, Sept. 23.
Susan G. Komen 'More Than Pink' Walk on Oct. 1 to help support critical patient services
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:15 pm
Susan G. Komen will host its "More Than Pink" Walk on Oct. 1 to raise money for programs that directly support people going through breast cancer now, and remove barriers to quality and timely care.
Great Pumpkin Farm ushers in 27th annual Fall Festival
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence will kick-off its 27th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, with a special Armed Forces Weekend in collaboration with Clarence Citizens for Veterans.
Niagara Falls Blues Festival returns to Old Falls Street with world-class musicians performing Sept. 16-17
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
Now in its 13th year, the annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival returns to Old Falls Street this weekend after a two-year interruption due to the coronavirus. Festival organizers said they are thrilled to bring the popular event back, noting the large draw of attendees from all over the country.
Hochul announces start of 2022 fall foliage & travel season in New York
Thu, Sep 8th 2022 09:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of New York state's 2022 fall foliage and travel season, highlighted by the return of I LOVE NY's fall foliage reports and a new I LOVE NY broadcast and digital marketing campaign to showcase popular fall activities and attractions.
Higgins: $300,000 in federal grant funding for Temple Beth Zion & Temple Beth-El through Department of Homeland Security
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 02:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal grant funding totaling $300,000 awarded to Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo and Temple Beth-El in Niagara Falls. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and awarded through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), the grants will support security enhancements at nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk for terrorist attacks.
City of Buffalo Division of Parks and Recreation announces new hours & fee schedule for 2 indoor pools
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:05 am
The City of Buffalo's indoor swimming pools will return to their pre-summer hours, starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, following a summer of free, extended hours. The city's Cazenovia Park and Lovejoy pools were open on weekends, and expanded weekday schedules from July 1 through Labor Day in response to the extreme shortage of certified lifeguards, which forced Buffalo's outdoor swimming and wading pools to remain closed this summer.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame reveals 2022 inductees
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame board of directors recently announced the Class of 2022: Ron Altbach, Gary Baker, Michael Civisca, Chris Tedesco, Pete Zito Sr., The Thurman Brothers Band, The Veltones Band, Marva Frails, Charles Reedy and Lawrence Ghougasian.
Ortt, Borrello, Norris repeat call on Farm Labor Wage Board to reject reduction of overtime threshold
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and New York State Sen. George Borrello stood with Assemblyman Mike Norris and Niagara County Farm Bureau President Jeanette Miller repeating calls on the Farm Labor Wage Board in Albany to reject a reduction of the overtime threshold from the current 60 hours to the proposed 40 hours.
New exhibit, 'Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs,' debuts
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum will debut a new exhibit by Jackie Albarella, "Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs," at an opening reception at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Seggos, Feeding New York State: 1-million-pound milestone in ongoing food waste & donation initiative
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Feeding New York State, the state association of New York's 10 Feeding America member food banks, recently announced a total of 1 million pounds of food was donated to hungry New Yorkers as part of the ongoing implementation of the state's Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law.
24th annual 'Kidz 'N' Kites' finds new location in 2022
Thu, Sep 1st 2022 11:10 am
The Niagara County Youth Bureau and Niagara County Department of Social Services announce the 24th annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" event will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, at North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park.
Lockport Palace Theatre: Local performer finds his 'Corner Of The Sky'
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 01:45 pm
A Western New York native is finding his "Corner Of The Sky" on the Palace Theatre stage this September.
Community Missions in need of supplies
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 01:40 pm
Community Missions is in need of nonperishable food items to stock its pantry and serve the needs of the less-fortunate. Canned goods, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, pasta, rice and soup can be dropped off at 1570 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Coleus and Creatures' exhibit brings new meaning to 'plant life' at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is currently featuring a brand-new exhibit called "Coleus and Creatures."
Hochul announces groundbreaking for Colored Musicians Club expansion project
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the Colored Musicians Club has begun an expansion and renovations that will allow for increased tourism and visitation to Buffalo's African American Heritage Corridor.
'Murder at the Mansion' to raise funds for Breast Cancer Network
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 01:10 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) is presenting a fundraiser to benefit research for metastatic breast cancer. The event on Sept. 30 at The Mansion on Delaware is titled "Murder at the Mansion." It is an interactive murder mystery cocktail party that includes a professionally presented murder mystery show.
National Preparedness Month: Red Cross urges everyone to get ready now for emergencies
Tue, Aug 23rd 2022 09:35 am
People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Western New York chapter, urges everyone to get ready for these emergencies now.
3 free rabies vaccine clinics planned by Erie County Department of Health this fall
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for three free rabies vaccine clinic sites clinics this fall.
New UB certificate program prepares professionals to address affordable housing crisis
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 06:55 pm
The University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning has launched a graduate certificate in affordable housing to help address the affordable housing crisis facing cities across the U.S.
Prosecutors, public defenders to host marijuana conviction expungement clinics in Buffalo
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 06:50 pm
On Thursday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the first of two upcoming events for residents of Erie County who are interested in learning how to expunge or reduce marijuana-related convictions on their criminal record.
Niagara Falls: Higgins & Restaino highlight public safety improvements funded through American Rescue Plan
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced several public safety investments made possible thanks to the more than $57 million in federal funding received by the city through the American Rescue Plan. Niagara Falls has plans to invest over $11.4 million of its American Rescue Plan funding in public safety, including new and improved police and fire equipment.
Ryan hosts groundbreaking for new Elmwood Village Playground
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan on Monday joined community stakeholders and representatives from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and Preservation Buffalo Niagara to break ground on a new playground in Buffalo's Elmwood Village.
 

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