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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.
Celebrate spring and help save lives by giving blood or platelets
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 10:00 am
It's officially spring! As the weather warms up and the latest COVID-19 surge continues to slow, many people are looking forward to meeting up with family and friends. At the start of this new season, the American Red Cross encourages the community to play an important role in helping save lives by making blood or platelet donation part of their spring plans.
Buffalo History Museum announces final weeks for Tim Russert exhibit
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will end its nearly eight-year run of "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If it's Sunday, it's 'Meet the Press.' " The last day for the public to view the Russert exhibit will be April 9.
Hochul announces creation of 350-plus jobs with expansion of AML RightSource in Buffalo
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced AML RightSource is expanding in Buffalo and will add an additional 363 employees to support the addition of new services and clients, resulting in a total Buffalo workforce of approximately 540 employees.
500 new jobs at Moog, with a $25 million investment in Erie County
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a significant expansion of Moog Inc. in Western New York, creating up to 500 new jobs in the local aerospace industry with the addition of new high-tech manufacturing equipment.
Chicks have arrived at CountryMax Stores
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 01:25 pm
For homesteaders, fans of backyard chickens and kids across the state, it's a great day. The baby chicks have arrived once again at all CountryMax Stores.
City of Buffalo Animal Shelter pets riding in style in new 'PAWS Truck' mobile adoption vehicle
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 01:25 pm
The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter unveiled its new "PAWS Truck," a mobile adoption vehicle that will help shelter animals find their forever homes.
Village of Brockport selected for 'Empire State Trail Town' program
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 10:40 am
Parks & Trails New York, the New York State Canal Corp. and the Village of Brockport announced Brockport was selected as the pilot community for the new "Empire State Trail Town" program. They said this will help Brockport benefit from its location along the Erie Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail.
AAA: Potholes pack a punch, as drivers pay $26.5 billion in related vehicle repairs
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:35 pm
Pothole season is here, unfortunately! A new survey from AAA found that, last year, 1 in 10 drivers sustained vehicle damage significant enough to warrant a repair after hitting a pothole. With an average price tag of almost $600 per repair, damage caused by potholes cost drivers a staggering $26.5 billion in 2021 alone.
Kearns releases 'alarming' data on preforeclosure default notifications
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 09:25 am
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and the "Stay In Your Home" campaign on Thursday released what he called "a staggering report" on the postmoratorium preforeclosure notices received by many homeowners across Erie County.
DEC reminds New Yorkers annual residential brush burning prohibition starts March 16
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 03:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning will begin March 16 and run through May 14. DEC enforces the annual brush burning ban to prevent wildfires and protect communities during heightened conditions for wildfires each spring.
'When Providers Face Bias' symposium to be sponsored by UB, VA Western New York Healthcare System
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 01:10 pm
Archana Mishra, M.D., is an accomplished faculty member in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. As a pulmonologist and critical care doctor, she has cared for patients internationally and in the U.S. Throughout the pandemic, she has been a frontline worker at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center, tending to patients in the intensive care unit.
 

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