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New Buffalo Bills stadium project hits major milestone with start of structural steel construction
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and other local officials on Friday to announce that structural steel will begin going up on the Buffalo Bills' new state-of-the-art stadium - and celebrate the more than 800 laborers who contributed to this significant milestone.
Hochul highlights budget investments in Western New York
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 02:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday highlighted budget investments in the Western New York region.
NYSUT, partners launch 'One-in-Five' campaign to combat cycle of childhood poverty
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 05:05 pm
New York State United Teachers and a coalition of child, family and community stakeholders have announced their combined push to confront the root causes and harsh effects of poverty that impact hundreds of thousands of children across the state.
Locally produced 'Good Deeds America' launches nationwide, seeks community support for vital Kickstarter campaign
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:55 pm
We are thrilled to announce that "Good Deeds Buffalo" has officially launched nationwide, under our rebranded name, "Good Deeds America." Our website is fully built, and our social media channels are up and running. We have already booked our first sets of guests for the show, and we couldn't be more excited to bring positivity and inspiration to a broader audience.
Castellani Art Museum celebrates Black History Month with pioneering exhibitions & discussions
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
This February, Castellani Art Museum is proud to present an array of enriching programs in honor of Black History Month. These events are dedicated to highlighting the artistic contributions of African-American artists and exploring the experiences of the BIPOC community in the art world.
Electronic opioid treatment program expands linkage to lifesaving care, ships millions of test strips, rolls out 'no stigma' vending machines
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 11:00 am
MATTERS, an innovative opioid treatment program that grew out of a University at Buffalo physician's frustration with the limitations of care for patients who had overdosed, is expanding its services throughout New York, thanks to funding from the state's Department of Health.
Niagara County showing higher rates of respiratory illness, lower rates of vaccination
Fri, Jan 19th 2024 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) is urging residents to stay informed and take proactive measures against respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19, flu and RSV. The current situation poses a significant threat to public health, with data indicating elevated rates of hospitalizations and a strain on health care systems both locally and nationwide.
$7.6 million in funding available through round 2 of New York Food for New York Families
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $7.6 million is available to eligible organizations through round 2 of New York Food for New York Families (NYFNYF).
Spring at UB Center for the Arts features diverse lineup
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
This spring, The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts (UBCFA) offers audiences an eclectic array of performances and events on its Mainstage and Drama Theatre. Located on the university's North Campus, the UBCFA is Western New York's largest and most diverse multidisciplinary arts organization, where art is made and experienced.
'The Niagara Movement' civil rights documentary heads to WORLD
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 05:05 pm
The WNED PBS original "The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights," an engrossing documentary capturing the conflict between three national Black leaders at the turn of the 20th century over the pathway to Black liberation, will premiere during Black History Month (8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, on WORLD).
Fishing & Outdoors in WNY: Getting ready for 2024 fishing season
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 11:00 am
One of the best things about being an angler on the Niagara Frontier is the vast species and fishing opportunities the area has to offer. It is only fitting that the 2024 Greater Niagara Fishing Expo also has diversity in its show offerings.
Castellani Art Museum welcomes new painting by Joachim Ferdinand Richardt to 'Northward: Niagara River Views' exhibition
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is proud to announce the addition of a significant artwork by Joachim Ferdinand Richardt to its current exhibition, "Northward: Niagara River Views," on view through March 31. This exhibition, curated by CAM Registrar Mary Helen Miskuly, showcases an array of stunning artworks depicting the Niagara River and its surrounding landscapes.
Buffalo AKG to present special exhibition of local artist response to mass shooting of May 14, 2022
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
The Buffalo AKG Art Museum has announced a landmark exhibition that will respond to the tragic slaying of 10 members of Buffalo's Black community on May 14, 2022.
United Way of Greater Niagara announces 2024 agencies receiving support
Wed, Jan 10th 2024 05:05 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara has officially announced which agencies will be receiving support from our Community Care fund this year.
'BILLIEVE TOGETHER': M&T Bank helps Buffalo fans get playoff ready
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 04:35 pm
M&T Bank is giving away 30,000 "BILLIEVE TOGETHER" banners starting today at its branch locations in Rochester and Buffalo.
UB mobile dental clinics serve vulnerable populations thanks to Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 02:50 pm
Faculty and staff within the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (SDM) are acutely aware of disparities in oral health care, which particularly affect low-income children, rural residents and individuals who struggle with mental health, disabilities and housing.
Maple Weekend 2024: Cooking with Culinary Correspondent highlights event
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 09:20 am
Maple syrup has many more uses than just tasting great on pancakes. Maple products can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, as well as desserts.
Niagara County Legislature elects leaders, welcomes new members
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 01:15 pm
The Niagara County Legislature held its annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday night, once again electing Legislator Becky Wydysh as chairwoman. Wydysh was first elected chair in 2020.
When newspapers close, nonprofit executive salaries go up - way up
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 am
Local newspapers are key to keeping residents informed about civic affairs - and the threat of negative media coverage keeps nonprofit leadership salaries in check, according to new University at Buffalo School of Management research.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield provided $8.2 million to area nonprofits in 2023
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:55 am
Through Highmark Bright Blue Futures charitable giving and community involvement program, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced its 2023 community investments totaled $8.2 million in support of more than 200 nonprofit organizations and initiatives to advance health equity and outcomes.
Scott Bieler donation to help transform Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's auditorium into innovation & training center
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 02:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced a "significant" donation from Scott Bieler, president and CEO of West Herr Auto Group, for the renovation of its auditorium into the Scott Bieler Family Foundation Innovation & Training Center. Work is set to begin in January, with completion expected by June.
New Niagara County ambulance service now fully operational
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:50 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on Monday announced the new Niagara County ambulance service answered its first call this past Sunday and is now fully operational to serve Niagara County residents. The county has two ambulances in service.
A holiday must-see: 'Stony Brook Legendary Lights' in Lancaster
Sun, Dec 17th 2023 01:00 pm
Lancaster is home to "Stony Brook Legendary Lights," one of the most imaginative, must-see holiday lights celebrations in the country. Over the span of eight streets, more than 300 homes are creatively adorned with lights, giant inflatables, Christmas characters, messages of peace and moving images (figuratively and literally). It's a winter wonderland that can be walked, or driven through, each night from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.
Buffalo Bills star Stefon Diggs joins M&T Bank to surprise Buffalo families for holidays
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 01:50 pm
Buffalo Bills star and all-pro receiver Stefon Diggs and M&T Bank teamed up to organize a special holiday surprise and celebration delivering joy to local children and helping make this season a little easier for their parents.
$31 million to support 'transformational redevelopment' of Boulevard Mall in Amherst
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday awarded $31 million to the Town of Amherst for infrastructure work for the Boulevard Mall redevelopment project to "breathe new life into the now-largely-empty Boulevard Mall in Amherst.
Niagara County Arts & Cultural organizations celebrate creation of cultural endowment fund
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 01:45 pm
A coalition of eight Niagara County arts and cultural organizations is heralding the Niagara County Legislature's approval of its 2024 budget, which includes critical operating support for coalition members.
USA Niagara Development Corp. holds public information session to share preliminary designs for Heritage Gateways in downtown Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 11:15 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) and the City of Niagara Falls held a public information session Monday at the Niagara Falls Convention Center to present preliminary designs for the $12 million Niagara Heritage Gateways Project, which was announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul last year.
Higgins announces service academy advisory panel
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named eight local veterans to serve on a service academy advisory committee. The panel met Dec. 3 to interview local students applying to one of the United States service academies and to recommend those deserving of a nomination.
Special Olympics New York hosts 'Polar Plunge' series
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:00 am
Over the weekend, Special Olympics New York hosted a "Polar Plunge" series, with proceeds benefitting the local athletes of Special Olympics New York. A total of 1,500 participants plunged into the chilly waters of Lake Erie at Woodlawn Beach State Park.
Niagara County budget proposes cultural endowment fund
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 03:15 pm
As part of the Niagara County 2024 tentative budget, the Niagara County Legislature has created a cultural endowment fund to help support arts and other cultural organizations across the county, according to Chairwoman Becky Wydysh.
How to get your Christmas tree home without it fa-la-la-lying off your car
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
Millions of Americans will flock to tree lots across the country in search of the perfect Christmas tree in coming weeks. While finding just the right one may seem like the hard part, getting it home safely is where the real challenge begins.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Visit Buffalo Niagara, Erie Canalway announce new sculpture at Canalside
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) announced the unveiling of a new permanent sculpture at Canalside. The piece, called BUF, was installed on Marine Drive, near the Hanover intersection.
Old Fort Niagara presents 'The Castle at Candlelight'
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:05 am
Old Fort Niagara assumes a particularly festive air during the holiday season. Special activities kick off on Saturdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 9 and 16, as OFN presents "The Castle by Candlelight."
Prepare your car for winter: AAA provides tips for winter car care
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:00 am
Are you ready to drive in the snow? Is your car? AAA Western and Central New York has compiled some of the best winter car care tips to make sure drivers stay safe this winter season.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes endangered sea turtle, unveils exhibit
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 09:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has a new ambassador: Squirt the sea turtle. He's the centerpiece of a new exhibit that features sea animals who've been rescued and are considered non-releasable.
Hochul on Rainbow Bridge incident: 'No indication of a terrorist attack'; NFPD now investigating
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 09:20 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the Rainbow Bridge incident in Niagara Falls. She said, in part:
Catholic parishes announce combined Mass schedule
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 06:40 pm
Roman Catholics in the Town of Niagara and Niagara Falls area will have their choice of 12 different weekend Masses beginning Nov. 25.
NYS: More than $23 million for key community economic development programs
Tue, Nov 21st 2023 06:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $23 million has been awarded to support 101 communities across the state through part of round XIII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
DEC: Regional workgroups to facilitate implementation of state's Great Lakes Action Agenda
Tue, Nov 21st 2023 05:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the agency is hosting a series of regional workgroup meetings to engage with the public about New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda 2023 (GLAA). The workgroups will assist in the implementation of the action plan to guide restoration and conservation and foster sustainable, resilient communities across New York's Great Lakes region.
Hunting season opens - motorists should beware
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 03:00 pm
Opening day of regular season deer hunting was Nov. 18 in most areas of Western and Central New York. Hunting will stir the deer population, which is already active due to mating season. AAA is warning motorists to buckle up, be extra cautious on the roads, and scan for deer and other animals.

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