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Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market converts mid-1800s barn into shopping experience with 50+ artisans
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 09:25 am
Entrepreneurs John Pirrone and Scott DeMott, owners of Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market, has opened a new brick-and-mortar location 6610 Shawnee Road, North Tonawanda. A grand opening weekend is set for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15.
Niagara Falls: 'Art of Suffrage' exhibit at Power City Eatery
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 09:00 am
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is set to install an extension of "The Art of Suffrage" exhibit on Nov. 2. The display will be located at Power City Eatery on Third Street in Niagara Falls. It commemorates the 19th Amendment, which secured the right of women to vote.
Erie County Department of Health answers questions about youth sports travel
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has fielded calls and emails from school districts, coaching staff and parents of youth athletes related to travel sports teams. More recently, ECDOH received reports from concerned parents and school districts about independent youth sports teams scheduling or participating in out-of-state games, tournaments, scrimmages and other activities.
Aquarium of Niagara harbor seal predicts winter weather in WNY
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:50 pm
Bundle up: This year's winter in Western New York is going to be cold! That's the winter weather prediction made Friday by Stryker, the harbor seal at the Aquarium of Niagara.
Heart, Love & Soul opens one-stop services center for homeless
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:25 am
On Wednesday, local officials were on hand as Heart, Love & Soul food pantry cut the ribbon on the newly constructed Sr. Beth Brosmer Center. The center will house its new Daybreak program - a collaboratively designed one-stop program involving more than 30 partner agencies. The organization says the Daybreak program will increase access to services and offer additional support for people experiencing homelessness.
Jacobs School researchers help identify biomarker for concussions in saliva
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:40 pm
In a landmark study led by Steven Hicks, M.D., Ph.D., of Penn State College of Medicine, researchers from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, along with peers from other institutions, found a combination of biomarkers in saliva can help objectively and accurately diagnose mild traumatic brain injury.
Cuomo announces program to extend fishing season, improve renowned angling experience in Western New York
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the start of a new pilot program, as part of the "Reimagine the Canals" initiative that uses water from the Erie Canal to enhance already renowned fishing opportunities in Western New York.
Buffalo History Museum: New exhibition celebrates 50 years of art conservation & collaboration
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 11:05 am
The Buffalo History Museum has opened a new exhibit in collaboration with Buffalo State College's Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department. The exhibition, "Fifty Years of Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Art in Western New York," displays many of the museum's objects that have undergone conservation treatment. The exhibit is part of a broader community celebration for the 50th year of the conservation program.
Barker resident Steven Hefferon promoted to colonel in New York Air National Guard
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 10:55 am
New York Air National Guard Col. Steven M. Hefferon, a Barker resident, was promoted from lieutenant colonel during a ceremony conducted by the 107th Attack Wing at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Niagara County's first SPoT Coffee hits the mark, even in pandemic
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:45 pm
If you build it, they will come for coffee ... and stay for a meal.
Longshed building completed at Canalside on Buffalo's waterfront
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the completion of construction on the $5.1 million Longshed building on the northern end of the Central Wharf at Canalside in Buffalo.
Heart, Love & Soul receives donation from Latter-day Saints community
Wed, Oct 14th 2020 05:00 pm
On Wednesday, Heart, Love & Soul Executive Director Mark Baetzhold and Assistant Executive Director Pam Dixon received a donation of 4,500 pounds of nonperishable canned and dried food commodities from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Delivery assistance came from the local Niagara Falls ward and its members, and the team from Buffalo Tungsten, which has been housing and distributing the food deliveries in Western New York.
Lockport Memorial: Catholic Health to preserve health care in eastern Niagara County
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 02:25 pm
A new "hospital of the future" is coming to Lockport, solidifying the continuation of high quality health care services for the people of Eastern Niagara County.
Greater Niagara Fishing Expo moving to February 2021
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:05 pm
The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, one of the largest pure-fishing shows in the Great Lakes, is postponing its popular event at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls due to COVID-19. Conference Center officials are following New York state guidelines, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, regarding what protocols need to be followed in an effort to keep attendees, vendors and Conference Center staff safe.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center launches virtual 'Freedom Conversation' tours
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is launching a new virtual "Freedom Conversation" tour program this week. "Freedom Conversations" are the signature program at the Heritage Center. Pre-COVID-19, they were offered twice daily on site.
2020 has shown us why America needs journalists
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 11:05 am
There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States.
Operation Christmas Child aims to reach millions of children with hope this year
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 05:50 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause fear and uncertainty, Samaritan's Purse is calling on churches and families to pack more shoebox gifts than ever before for Operation Christmas Child - making sure millions of children experience the "Good News" and great joy of the holiday. Samaritan's Purse is committed to its mission of reaching millions of children across the globe with hope.
Bills alumni help animals in need at Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:40 pm
On Thursday, Buffalo Bills alumni Booker Edgerson, Ken Jones and Lou Piccone visited the Niagara County SPCA to sponsor the cage of a shelter dog on behalf of Cure the Blue, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness of prostate cancer.
Deposits for Food makes latest donation to local pantries
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:05 pm
Seven years ago, Deposits for Food began collecting returnable containers and scrap metal, giving all its proceeds to three Niagara County food pantries and shelters. Since that time, the total amount donated has grown to over $82,000.
'Art of Suffrage' on display in Niagara County Courthouse
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In celebration of this historic milestone, visitors to the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport can see pieces of the display the "Art of Suffrage." The work had been on display at the Kenan Center since February.
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer increases presence in WNY with new office in Lewiston
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 12:55 pm
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer, one of Lewiston's newest real estate companies, announced the opening of a new office at 625 Center St. The new office will offer area homebuyers and sellers an increased level of service and convenience in their real estate transaction needs.
Have a happy (safe) Halloween
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
Celebrating Halloween during the pandemic will definitely be different, but it's still possible to have fun while staying safe, say pediatric infectious disease specialists at the University at Buffalo.
Going purple for domestic violence awareness
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
They've been isolated and living in fear for months, or even years. We don't always see the signs. Nationwide, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), and many more experience other forms of domestic violence.
How-to expertise, guidebook, virtual site visits, contractor list available to address NY's Great Lakes shoreline erosion this fall
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:30 pm
The fall season is an ideal time to evaluate shoreline properties along New York's Great Lakes for areas impacted by the natural dynamic action of the Lakes. New York Sea Grant is providing property owners with virtually available resources and assistance that include:
Community Missions: 10th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:50 pm
Community Missions Inc. will present its 10th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service as an online event at noon Tuesday, Oct. 6. The event is part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, "a national event designed to raise public awareness about mental illness and break down the stigma that too often discourages people from seeking help when needed."
United Way kicks off 2020 campaign
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
Last Friday, the United Way of Greater Niagara announced the start of its 2020 fundraising campaign at the Four Points Sheridan Hotel in Niagara Falls. The organization says this year's campaign, which will run through Nov. 30, is more critical than ever as community groups continue to struggle with the effects of COVID-19. Funds raised throughout will continue to support 29 agencies focused on a spectrum of human services throughout the Niagara Region.
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral to celebrate 5th anniversary of installation of 'Homeless Jesus' sculpture
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:30 pm
With great joy, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the installation of the "Homeless Jesus" sculpture on the corner of Main and Church streets, and the feeding and clothing services inspired by the sculpture, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.
NFMMC patients, Schoellkopf Health Center residents to receive enhanced infection protection and comfort
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center patients and the residents of the Schoellkopf Health Center will soon benefit from an enhanced level of safety thanks to the adoption of an innovative filtered pillow designed to protect patients and caregivers from bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
'Thumbs up' for Lockport C.A.R.E.S. golf tournament donations
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
It was all thumbs up, as the community supported a local nonprofit agency.
Niagara Cup golf tournament raises more than $34K for Golisano Medical Oncology Center
Sat, Sep 19th 2020 07:00 am
The new center opened in July at Memorial and is a member site within the Roswell Park Care Network.
Riviera, local officials advocate for safe reopening of live music venues
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 04:25 pm
The Riviera Theatre held a press conference Thursday afternoon with New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and other local elected officials to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reopen live music venues.
DEC: Enforcement of New York's plastic bag ban to start Oct. 19
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC will begin enforcement of the state's ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries Inc., et al, in New York State Supreme Court.
Adell's School of Dance welcomes students back
Thu, Sep 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Adell Hoover-Manarino, will be the first one to tell you the world of academics felt more like an alternate universe for her growing up. Instead of social studies or science, she turned her attention to dance. Finding it a better fit, she used her talents to travel the country and perform, before returning home and starting her own wildly successful business.
Powerful drug discovery protocol for autism accelerating development of new treatments
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
A sensitive and reliable new protocol for assessing social deficits in animal models of autism and certain psychiatric conditions is expediting the search for effective treatments. Developed by University at Buffalo researchers, the new protocol is described in a paper published today in Nature Protocols.
'100 Years of Life on Main Street: Remembering Our Past to Shape our Future'
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:00 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) is launching "100 Years of Life on Main Street: Remembering Our Past to Shape our Future," a multimedia oral history project to document life in the north end of the City of Niagara Falls. The project is being sponsored by Blue Cardinal Capital, which is investing in the future of Main Street.
Wegmans pharmacies offer vaccines for 2020-21 flu season
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 10:10 am
With so much uncertainty surrounding the upcoming flu season, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves. Wegmans Food Markets Inc. would suggest one of the simplest ways to do that is receiving the flu vaccine. Wegmans Pharmacies, ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction" by J.D. Power three years in a row, are taking extra steps to safely and easily administer flu shots this season.
Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins announce new law saving jobs for visually impaired
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:15 am
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Brian Higgins announced a new law to protect the jobs of Western New Yorkers who are blind or visually impaired.
People Inc. celebrates 50th anniversary
Sat, Aug 22nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Friday, Aug. 14, local landmarks were lit blue in recognition of the 50th anniversary of People Inc., a regional nonprofit leader in the health and human services industry. The illuminated landmarks included:
NU School of Nursing celebrates first graduating class from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 11:10 am
Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of registered nurses to earn Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees through an innovative joint program that saw classes taught on the medical center campus.
PHOTOS: Families flock to Artpark for Fairy House Festival
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 02:20 pm
Just like the first Fairy House Festival a decade prior, the 10th annual event was filled with art, costumes, music and more than a little improv.
 

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