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Chimera delivers funding to support reading and literacy in Erie County
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 04:15 pm
$5,000 of community benefits funding was awarded to Literacy Buffalo Niagara, with an additional $5,000 to Project Flight.
New exhibit featuring historic Olcott Beach now at Niagara History Center
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 04:10 pm
The Niagara History Center announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit, "Olcott Beach, NY: A Once Vibrant Lakeside Resort." Researched and assembled by History Center curatorial intern Joshua Poole, it is housed in the main building at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Niagara County Legislature allocates funds for Purple Heart Monument
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:20 am
The Niagara County Legislature voted Tuesday to allocate up to $100,000 for the construction of a new Purple Heart monument on the grounds of the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport. The vote endorsed the recommendations of an ad hoc committee that was formed earlier this year to come up with a design and a location to honor Niagara County's Purple Heart recipients.
New York State Insurance Fund has returned more than $550 million to New York businesses
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 10:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the New York State Insurance Fund, New York's largest workers' compensation insurer, distributed more than $550 million over the past year to New York businesses through its discounts and dividends programs.
City of Buffalo DPW provides update on Bird Island pier repairs
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
City of Buffalo Commissioner of Public Works, Parks & Streets Michael J. Finn, P.E., announced work to repair a section of the Bird Island pier, south of the Peace Bridge, is in full swing.
New future for Grand Island Radisson?
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Once again, there appears to be interest in development on the southeast shore of Grand Island.
Village of Lewiston: Work on $1.8M DPW garage addition set to begin
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday gathered at the Department of Public Works to break ground on a $1.8 million expansion to the DPW headquarters.
Eight Days of Hope completes third annual outreach in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Eight Days of Hope wrapped up its third annual outreach in the Buffalo community on July 23. Hundreds of locals and out-of-towners came together over an eight-day period for one goal - to love and serve the Fillmore District of Buffalo.
Consumer alert: NYS Consumer Protection warns of text scams involving fake bank fraud alerts
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warned New Yorkers of a text phishing scheme targeting cell phone users with an attempt to steal their information. Fraudsters are impersonating financial institutions claiming that a customer's account is compromised "due to unusual activity," but the message is an attempt to deceive the recipient into sharing personal information.
ConnectLife, Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co. host Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 07:00 am
The Kupiec family, along with ConnectLife and the Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co., will host a community blood drive honoring the memory of North Tonawanda native Brandon Kupiec. Brandon died unexpectedly in 2013 at age 20. His family holds this yearly event in his honor.
The heat is on! AAA warns of extreme heat & dangers of hot vehicles
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:30 pm
The heat of summer is here, and this weekend is expected to be another hot one. AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. Since 1998, 917 children have died from pediatric vehicular heatstroke, including at least 10 deaths already reported this year in the U.S. While an overwhelming majority of these deaths are accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
Hochul: Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy, City of Buffalo & partners break ground on future Ralph Wilson Park
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the City of Buffalo and the Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy broke ground on Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, a 99-acre park located on Buffalo's waterfront.
Roller Rink at Canalside opening Aug. 12
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:10 pm
Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announced the return of Roller Skating at Canalside starting Aug. 12, made possible in partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation.
Hochul urges New Yorkers to prepare for extreme heat
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul urged New Yorkers across the state to prepare for dangerous heat conditions beginning Tuesday and expected to last through Thursday, as a combination of hot temperatures and moderate-to-high humidity levels are expected to cause heat index values in the 90s and potentially the low 100s in certain areas.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding cornhole fundraiser
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County will host a cornhole fundraiser, "Cornhole for a Cause," from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Davison Road Inn, 383 Davison Road, Lockport. Proceeds from the sales will go toward programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis and their families in Niagara County.
DiNapoli: Number of New Yorkers behind on utility bills soared during pandemic
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 01:55 pm
The devastating number of job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant increase in the number of residential customers owing money to their utility companies, with one in eight customers in arrears as of March 2022, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
DiNapoli: Tax cap set at 2% in 2023
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 01:55 pm
Property tax levy growth will again be capped at 2% for 2023 for local governments that operate on a calendar-based fiscal year, according to data released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. This figure affects tax cap calculations for all counties, towns and fire districts, as well as 44 cities and 13 villages.
'UB on the Green' returns July 21 with Nerds Gone Wild
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:25 pm
Party band Nerds Gone Wild will headline the return of "UB on the Green," the University at Buffalo's free outdoor performance series, which is back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buffalo History Museum debuts exhibit featuring renowned Seneca artist
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:20 pm
The Buffalo History Museum presents "Hodinöhsö:ni' Resurgence: Marie Watt, Calling Back, Calling Forward," which runs until Oct. 30.
3F youth club pitches in: Kids spend brisk Saturday morning at Porter on the Lake
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:00 am
Early last Saturday morning, a group of youth volunteers visited Porter on the Lake Park for some heavy-duty cleanup work in preparation for this week's Town of Porter Summerfest at the park.
NYSOFA annual report details services to older New Yorkers, aging population trends, statistics
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 12:35 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) has published a comprehensive 2021 annual report detailing the work of aging service providers who delivered vital services to over 1.3 million older adults and their families in 2021.
Bruce Springsteen to perform in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 11:40 am
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will kick off their 2023 international tour with 31 performances across the U.S.; spanning from Feb. 1 in Tampa through an April 14 homecoming in Newark, New Jersey, before heading to Europe. The shows will mark Springsteen and The E Street Band's first tour dates since February 2017, and their first in North America since September 2016.
Buffalo is All Elite: AEW debuts at KeyBank Center
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 01:20 pm
Tickets for back-to-back 'AEW: Dynamite' and 'AEW: Rampage' shows go on sale Friday, July 22
Buffalo History Museum hosts 'Party on the Portico' this Friday
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
The Buffalo History Museum's summer concert series, "Party on the Portico," returns this Friday, from 5:30-10 p.m., with headlining band Grosh.
Heart, Love & Soul hosting 17th annual recognition dinner
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 07:00 am
Heart, Love & Soul will hold its 17th annual recognition dinner at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Niagara University, with a plated dinner and live auction. The event is a celebration of the achievements of HLS, a hunger relief and social services nonprofit in Niagara Falls, as well as recognizing the organizations and people that have been instrumental in its success.
MAYDAY! Hundreds of thousands of new boat owners need safety training to stay safe on waterways
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:00 am
COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021 led consumers to seek safe, socially distanced family fun in a boat, and the rising tide of buyers lifted the U.S. recreational boating industry to historic sales levels. The resulting spike in first-time boat buyers and overall boating participation led to increased incidents, injuries and fatalities as per the latest U.S. Coast Guard data. Fortunately, these findings also revealed a key solution to this problem: boater education and training.
2022 Buffalo Team Hope Walk to support HDSA
Mon, Jul 4th 2022 07:00 am
The northeast region of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Buffalo Team Hope Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Isleview Gazebo. All proceeds support HDSA's mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington's disease (HD) and their families.
Higgins & Tylec announce construction on project improving & expanding North Tonawanda trailways
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined City of North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec to announce construction of a project that will improve and expand trailways in North Tonawanda and better connect the Niagara Riverwalk to the Empire State Trail. (See map.)
Higgins & Laurrie: Nearly $2.2M federal grant to improve & expand Head Start & Early Head Start
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:15 pm
Congressman Higgins and Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie announced a federal grant totaling $2,196,974 to continue and expand the school district's leadership of Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) programming for young children in the City of Niagara Falls.
New jazz festival to debut in Falls
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:35 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective are announcing the first Niagara Falls Jazz Fest will take place from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Beloved Community Center (lawn), 1710 Calumet Ave., Niagara Falls.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Oishei Children's Hospital challenge community to go 'Over the Edge'
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 05:20 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and Oishei Children's Hospital have joined together again for the second year to bring "Over the Edge" - a unique peer-to-peer fundraiser and rappelling event - to Buffalo this fall. Together, they are challenging the community to step up, face their fears, and go over the edge to support programs, research and direct care that provide building blocks for a healthy future.
Rochester & Buffalo to host NYSG-DEC 2022 Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange Workshops for teachers, educators & homeschoolers
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:40 am
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced the summer 2022 Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange (GLEEE) Workshops for teachers, environmental educators, and homeschoolers at sites in Oswego, Massena, Rochester and Buffalo.
Ryan secures $250,000 for pocket park on Niagara Street
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan was joined by local elected officials and community leaders to announce plans for a pocket park at a former industrial site on Niagara Street. The project will be funded by a $250,000 New York state grant secured by Ryan. Buffalo Common Council member David Rivera's office secured an additional $40,000 for project planning costs.
Niagara University to create academic innovation hub at First Congregational Church in Falls
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced that the university is in the process of purchasing the First Congregational Church, at 822 Cleveland Ave., in the bridge district of Niagara Falls.
New York state announces expanded FreshConnect Checks program for veterans
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 05:10 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) and Division of Veterans Services (DVS) announced an expanded FreshConnect Checks program that aims to increase participation in the program by veterans, servicemembers, and their immediate families.
Niagara County clerk helps vets sign up for 'Thank A Vet' program
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski welcomed a group of veterans to the Niagara County Courthouse on Tuesday to sign up for the county's "Thank A Vet" program and receive their photo I.D. card. This card entitles veterans to discounts on the purchase of goods and services at more than 500 participating businesses throughout Niagara County.
Rivera & Ryan recognize 'crucial' cost-of-living adjustment for direct support professionals
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 07:15 pm
New York State Assembly member Jon D. Rivera, State Sen. Sean Ryan, Hamburg Town Supervisor Randy Hoak and representatives from both People Inc. and Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY on Tuesday recognized what they called a critical and well-deserved cost-of-living adjustment for direct support professionals (DSP) and the not-for-profit organizations that employ them.
Good Samaritans
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 08:40 am
Students in the Good Samaritan Club at Cardinal O'Hara High School made fleece tie blankets for patients at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. On June 7, some of the members, accompanied by their adviser, Renee Orr, delivered nearly 20 blankets to Roswell.
Go Red for Women luncheon: Buffalo women reconnect in person to support heart disease & stroke fundraiser
Thu, Jun 16th 2022 07:15 pm
After two years away from in person events, the American Heart Association brought the Buffalo Go Red for Women luncheon back to the community on Wednesday. About 100 people attended the event.
More than 251 tons of food distributed through FeedMore WNY during east side emergency response
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 02:30 pm
As the community continues to band together to support Buffalonians in the wake of the May 14 mass shooting, FeedMore WNY would like to acknowledge the continued response efforts and community support for the ongoing emergency food distributions.
 

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