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Hometown Hero Project returns to Town of Niagara for 2022
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Planning is now underway for the 2022 edition of the Home Hero Project in the Town of Niagara.
Old Fort Niagara announces special admission for Lincoln's birthday
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites readers to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday on Saturday, Feb. 12, with a special discount admission at the historic site in Youngstown.
The Summit Federal Credit Union's 'Plates of Thanks' benefits FeedMore
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The Summit Federal Credit Union, one of the leading credit unions in Western New York, the Finger Lakes Region, and Central New York, recently presented a donation of $5,000 to FeedMore Western New York.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces new house manager
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:55 am
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the hire of Bob Schatz as the new house manager. He brings to the charity 16 years of experience in facilities management.
AAA offers advice for winter storm
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 07:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York has been extremely busy with high call volume that hasn't seemed to let up recently. While a break in temperatures is expected midweek, a significant snowstorm is possible toward the end of the week. AAA urges the public to heed the advice of local officials and stay off the roads during inclement weather.
Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island & National Grid mark installation of 5 new electric vehicle charging stations
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 05:20 pm
As more electric vehicles are hitting Western New York roads, Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island partnered with National Grid's electric vehicle (EV) make-ready program to install five EV charging stations at the Grand Island dealership located at 1910 Alvin Road.
NYS: 2 grant opportunities to help farmers protect soil and water quality
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 04:00 pm
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced two grant opportunities totaling $21 million for projects designed to help New York's farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote energy savings, mitigate water and soil quality concerns, and increase on-farm resiliency to climate change.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center sets Black History Month events
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 07:00 am
As part of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center's commitment to preserving and promoting the legacy of and bringing visibility to Black stories in Niagara Falls, several events and programs in February will celebrate Black History Month.
'Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape' returns to Botanical Gardens with date nights, family nights
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 01:50 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled its latest exhibit with specialty nights and themed weeks designed to create unforgettable memories for all ages.
Catholic Health receives $1.34 million from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to support health care initiatives in Western New York
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:45 pm
Catholic Health was awarded three grants from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, totaling more than $1.34 million to support significant health care projects in Western New York. The awards will benefit initiatives that address diverse, vital needs in health care in the Buffalo-Niagara Region: sustaining quality health care in Niagara County; increasing health equity; and improving the mental health of older adults.
Tax filing season is open: File your returns for free today
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Monday announced the start of the income tax filing season. It's begun processing income tax returns, including those submitted using the Free File software available on the Tax Department website.
DEC announces progress in lake sturgeon recovery
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 11:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the release of the 2021 Lake Sturgeon Population Assessment Status Report. The report demonstrates the lake sturgeon population in the Upper St. Lawrence River has exceeded crucial metrics set forth in the Lake Sturgeon Recovery Plan for adult spawning and juvenile recruitment.
Oxford Pennant gets in playoff spirit with new charity pennant & 'Touchdown Plow'
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 10:30 am
Oxford Pennant, the Buffalo-based designer and manufacturer of wool felt pennants, flags and banners, is again hyping up Western New York during the Buffalo Bills postseason. This year, the company has released a new playoff pennant to benefit the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. They can be spotted around town making appearances and clearing snow in the epic new "Touchdown Plow."
HART celebrating 40 years of service in 2022
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team - HART Inc. - was founded by the late Rev. Paul L. Moore of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston in 1982. It is celebrating 40 years of service this year.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:15 am
Winter weather has arrived, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Poloncarz signs local law establishing office of health equity
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Friday by Erie County Legislature Chair April N.M. Baskin (2nd district) and legislators Howard Johnson (1st district) and Lisa Chimera (3rd district) as he signed the Erie County Health Equity Act of 2021 into law. Local Law Intro. No. 3-1-2021 creates an office of health equity within the Erie County Health Department.
A dream realized; a partnership formed
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
For Natalie Barnhard and her dream of opening a recovery center for people who have a spinal cord injury, all the right puzzle pieces fell into place at the right time. The Natalie Barnhard Center for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Recovery opened in Buffalo this fall, welcoming clients who would otherwise have to travel hundreds of miles to find a similar place to work out and, perhaps just as important, bond with other spinal cord injured clients.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP warns of carbon monoxide and fire hazards during extreme cold weather
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection on Friday issued a consumer alert about the dangers of carbon monoxide and fire hazards in extreme cold weather. The winter months pose the most risk for these hazards - as the temperatures drop, consumers may turn to dangerous heating alternatives to stay warm. Propane heaters, generators, space heaters and/or outdoor grills all pose lethal risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards when used improperly.
Senate & Assembly Republicans call on Farm Laborers Wage Board to reject reduction of overtime threshold to 'save future of farming in New York state'
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:45 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, along with Sens. George Borrello and Ed Rath, and Assembly members Angelo Morinello, Stephen Hawley and Mike Norris, on Thursday urged the Farm Laborers Wage Board to vote against the reduction of the overtime threshold below the current 60 hours established in the Farm Laborer Fair Labor Practices Act (FLFLPA) of 2019.
KeyBank partners with Eastern Area of The Links
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:40 pm
KeyBank and The Eastern Area of The Links, one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of professional women of African descent, announced a newly formed partnership to provide a customized "Key4Women" Business Education Series and microgrants to women of color small business owners and entrepreneurs.
NYSOFA, AgingNY, Pets Together partner to connect older adults with therapeutic power of pets using online platform
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 11:40 am
In a continuing effort to combat social isolation, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) have partnered with Pets Together, a national nonprofit organization, to connect older New Yorkers with the therapeutic power of pets using the Pets Together video chat service, which offers social interactions aimed at reducing loneliness and stress.
Red Cross: National blood crisis may put patients at risk
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 09:55 am
The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis - its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.
Cold weather car trouble: Motorists may experience battery problems as temperatures drop
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:55 pm
Temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits overnight, and a wind chill advisory is in effect in some areas. AAA is preparing for an increase in call volume, especially for dead batteries, as temperatures fall. Call volume in the Buffalo metro area on Monday exceeded a typical January day with the majority of calls for battery issues.
Ryan, Rivera call for action to save Great Northern grain elevator
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:10 am
On Sunday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera joined representatives from Preservation Buffalo Niagara to call on the City of Buffalo to take action to prevent the demolition of the Great Northern grain elevator on Ganson Street.
A winter wonderland can turn deadly with heart attacks brought on by snow shoveling
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 09:00 am
As pretty as new-fallen snow appears, shoveling sidewalks and driveways can be deadly. According to the American Heart Association - the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all - many people may face an increased risk of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest after shoveling heavy snow.
10 SUNY campus coronavirus testing sites to open across New York
Tue, Jan 4th 2022 07:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced 10 SUNY campus-based COVID-19 test sites will open beginning Jan. 6. Additionally, the governor announced the second round of sites slated to open the week of Jan. 10.
Hochul announces 'Winter Surge Plan 2.0' to stem COVID cases
Sat, Jan 1st 2022 12:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "Winter Surge Plan 2.0," a new targeted effort to bolster New York's fight against the winter surge.
Spring semester guidance issued for SUNY & CUNY campuses 'to safely reopen'
Sat, Jan 1st 2022 12:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced issuance of spring semester reopening guidance for SUNY and CUNY campuses, which includes the continuation of the student vaccine mandate as well as requiring all students regularly accessing campus to receive the COVID-19 booster for the spring semester.
A great man has gone: Lewiston mourns Bruce Sutherland
Wed, Dec 29th 2021 01:30 pm
Bruce Sutherland was a treasure and a friend and a pillar of the Lewiston community.
Niagara Region State Parks welcomes 2022
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 07:00 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released the winter program schedule. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is highly encouraged, as programs tend to fill.
The Summit Federal Credit Union announces 3-year, $30,000 sponsorship of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Buffalo, Rochester & Syracuse
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 05:40 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union announced a three-year, $30,000 commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
Wilson Lions celebrate Christmas
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 03:10 pm
The Wilson Lions Club's annual Christmas party took place at the historic Wilson House. After a two-year pause due to COVID-19, the event took place with a host of guests. In attendance were two Lions past district governors: James Muscoreil (Wilson Lions) and Jeffery Jarvis (Pendleton Lions).
Times Beach Nature Preserve closed following last weekend's windy weather
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 11:30 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry announced the closure of the Times Beach Nature Preserve. This action follow's last weekend's windy weather and the seiche it created caused damage to the preserve's trails, creating safety concerns and forcing the preserve's closure to the public. It is the latest of several weather-related closures of Times Beach due to seiche events since the October 2019 storm.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island extends holiday thanks
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 11:30 am
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2021 holiday distribution. Fifty-four of your neighbor families were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards for their children. Eighty of our seniors were also helped in two senior apartment complexes.
$35 million for at least 1,400 supportive housing units across NYS
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 02:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 192 conditional awards totaling $35 million to housing agencies in every region across New York to provide support services and operating funding for at least 1,400 units of supportive housing for homeless persons with special needs, conditions or other challenges.
Magical winter break fun at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 11:15 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled the month of December with magical holiday experiences designed to create unforgettable memories for all ages.
Buffalo City Mission announces donation drive, $5,000 donation from Northtown
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 01:20 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Friday announced a monthlong donation drive set up by Northtown Automotive Companies.
YBPA spreads holiday cheer in Youngstown
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 11:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association announced has finalized its grant project, funded through the YBPA's participation in the annual Niagara County William G. Mayne Business Community Enhancement Program.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips for buying gift cards & gift certificates this holiday season
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 10:40 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) released tips to inform and empower New York consumers purchasing gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season. Gift cards are increasingly popular, so it is important for consumers to understand the pitfalls surrounding gift cards in order to avoid scams.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas has active fall
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 07:00 am
•The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas recently held its annual holiday mixer party at Webster's Bistro and Bar. Chamber members from all over Western New York attended and generously brought an unwrapped present for the annual "Rockin With Santa."
 

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