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Niagara County clerk issues final call for Purple Heart veterans to be included in August ceremony
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's Book of Honor at a ceremony to be held Sunday, Aug. 6. Jastrzemski said any Purple Heart veterans (or their family members) who are not currently in the book need to come forward by May 1 to be included in this year's ceremony.
'Wheel of Fortune LIVE!' announces engagement in Buffalo at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 03:15 pm
"Wheel of Fortune LIVE!," a theatrical experience, will be coming to Shea's Buffalo Theatre in Buffalo on Nov. 16.
Women United baby supply drive continues, upcoming membership social set
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 10:10 am
Women United of Greater Niagara's baby supply drive is ongoing. Donations of baby bottles, bottle brushes, wipes, diapers, pacifiers, lotion, baby cereal, baby food, formula (Enfamil) and new baby clothes can be dropped off at the United Way of Greater Niagara office, located at 6420 Inducon Drive West, Suite B2, throughout the month.
Renderings unveiled for new Buffalo YMCA Wellness Center
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 03:00 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has unveiled the initial renderings for a planned new Buffalo YMCA Wellness Center.
Grand Island whistleblower relieved to see bridge replacement underway
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:55 am
An $8.3 million project is in full swing to replace the nearly 70-year-old Beaver Island Parkway Bridge over the I-190 section of the Thruway. Since late March, crews and heavy equipment have been tearing down the old and making way for the new, while motorists who previously took Beaver Island Exit 18B have had to follow a detour to get home, to work or to businesses on the Island since April 3.
Higgins & Langworthy, along with Flight 3407 families & Air Line Pilots Association, pledge vigilance in fight to protect flight safety
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:45 am
Earlier this week, Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Nick Langworthy (R-NY-23), together with the families of Flight 3407 and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), stood together in front of the U.S. Capitol following a hearing on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization to stress the need for Congress to protect flight safety standards, including the 1,500-hour rule for pilot training.
Celebrate spring at 10th annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:40 am
The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating its 10th year as a premier Western New York springtime celebration on April 29-30. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, The Buffalo History Museum, Friends of the Japanese Garden, and Music is Art will once again partner to host a celebration of the spring season and cherry blossoms in the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park.
Smelt Fest is back!
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 12:30 pm
We are excited to find a partner with The Griffon Brewery & Gastropub (115 S. Water St., Lewiston) to host the next Smelt Festival on Friday, May 26, beginning at 5 p.m.
New York state shorelines erosion mitigation help is available
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm
Extension help is available to New York's Great Lakes property owners seeing damage to their shoreline washing away with the waves, wind, freeze-thaw, storm surge or flooding.
Utica selected as host city for 2024 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 09:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Utica was selected as the host city for the 2024 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship, tentatively slated for April 4-14, 2024. USA Hockey will host the event in conjunction with the Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority and the Adirondack Bank Center and the Utica University Nexus Center.
Erie County Fair accepting nominations for Firefighter Honoree Award
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Erie County Fair announced nominations are open for the Firefighter Honoree Award.
Hochul announces new initiative to double buying power for SNAP recipients at farmers markets
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 06:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new initiative that will double the buying power for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients at farmers markets across New York.
AVANGRID announces 'steep discounts,' energy savings to utility customers with new Earth Day offer
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 09:20 am
Just in time for Earth Day, AVANGRID Inc., a leading sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, announced today a new opportunity for customers to increase their energy efficiency.
With increased fire danger, DEC issues reminder: Annual residential brush burning prohibition in effect through May 14
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds New Yorkers about the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning that lasts March 16 through May 14. With warmer temperatures and lower humidity, the risk of fire increased across the state this week. The fire danger map for the 2023 fire season on DEC's website is updated with the latest fire conditions.
Nancy Price Memorial Run May 12 in Youngstown
Fri, Apr 7th 2023 09:40 am
The Village of Youngstown Recreation Department announced its 29th annual Nancy Price Memorial Run is approaching in a matter of weeks - and registration is now underway.
ESD announces application window opens for round 5 of Grow-NY business competition
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 10:30 am
Empire State Development on Monday announced the application window is open for round five of the Grow-NY food and agriculture competition.
Study reveals insights on COVID-19 pandemic-related drinking and mental health
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:10 pm
New research from the University at Buffalo provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of drinking patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic and their association with four clinically prevalent mental health disorders in the U.S.
Niagara County declares April 'Donate Life Month'
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Legislature passed a proclamation declaring April "Donate Life Month," as part of the annual nationwide campaign. Throughout the month, those who have saved lives through the gift of a donation are honored, and others are encouraged to consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors.
NHL Hall of Famer and Buffalo Sabres great Pat LaFontaine teams with Niagara University for Sports Summit
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
Pat LaFontaine grew up loving the game of hockey, as he played on backyard rinks in his hometown of Waterford, Michigan.
NCSO: Traffic safety is public safety
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:40 am
I have heard many times from individuals that traffic enforcement is thought of as a revenue generator or unnecessary. My hope in this column is to offer a perspective on traffic enforcement that shows you the need for this function of law enforcement. Traffic enforcement can save lives, reduce traffic collisions, have positive impacts on the community, and offer crime reduction.
Niagara County Youth Bureau accepting applications for Summer Food Service Program
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:10 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau will return as a sponsor for the 2023 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program ensures that children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs (NSBP and NSLP, respectively) throughout the school year.
New York Farm Bureau members rank second in country for farmer food donations
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 08:40 pm
New York Farm Bureau members donated nearly 6.4 million pounds of food to regional foodbanks across the state last year through the "Harvest for All" program.
Bowling to strike out cancer on April 23
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 08:40 pm
Throughout the day on Sunday, April 23, the Tonawanda Bowling Center will temporarily become a hub for family fun and fundraising in support of cancer research. Team RPCS will host the third annual Russell J. Salvatore Bowling Open in support of the 2023 Ride for Roswell.
NYSOFA presents new resource guide to help older adults caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 10:20 am
For Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) presents a new resource guide for older adult caregivers of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DDs).
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips for consumers planning spring & summer travel
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 12:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing tips to consumers planning for spring and summer travel.
Appeal 2023 more than halfway to goal with $5 million raised
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 12:15 pm
Appeal officials announced that Appeal 2023 in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the diocesan "Fund for the Faith," has reached $5 million. As of today, the annual campaign has raised $5,020,658, which is 52% of this year's $9.5 million goal.
UB, Instacart partner on project designed to make it easier for families to eat healthy
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 10:45 am
University at Buffalo researchers who study what makes people buy and eat healthy foods are teaming up with Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, to test nutrition intervention programs for families at higher risk for obesity. Their upcoming project aims to enroll 70 families, about half of whom will be low-income.
UB: University Libraries to present an exhibit dedicated to Louise Blanchard Bethune, America's first professional female architect
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 08:50 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries will host an exhibit celebrating the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America's first professional female architect, beginning on March 29 in 420 Capen Hall on the university's North Campus.
How businesses can express appreciation for employees
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 07:00 am
Without the dedication and hard work of employees, businesses large and small would not be successful. Recognizing that it takes a team of professionals to help their companies function optimally, business owners can show appreciation to the staff in various ways.
FASNY: Volunteer firefighters save New York taxpayers $4.7 billion annually
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 04:05 pm
New York's volunteer firefighters, which respond to emergency calls in a majority of the state, save not only lives and property, but also billions in taxpayer dollars. According to an economic impact study released Monday by the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY), these dedicated volunteers help New York taxpayers save $4.7 billion annually through their services.
Erie County presents Upstate New York Poison Center with proclamation in recognition of its work
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 02:45 pm
Deputy County Executive Lisa Chimera presented a proclamation on behalf of Erie County to the team at Upstate New York Poison Center on March 20 to recognize its unwavering commitment to preventing and responding to poison emergencies in a 54-county area of New York state, including Erie County.
During visit to Buffalo, Buttigieg meets with Higgins, Hochul, Schumer, Gillibrand & Brown to highlight $55M Reconnecting Communities grant
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 03:45 pm
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg joined Congressman Brian Higgins, Gov. Kathy Hochul, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, the Restore Our Community Coalition (ROCC), as well as other community members and local leaders at the Buffalo Museum of Science to celebrate the $55 million Reconnecting Communities Program grant to Buffalo.
It's pothole season
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:35 pm
A new survey from AAA found nearly 2 in 10 drivers had to get their vehicle repaired after hitting a pothole last year. In total, an estimated 44 million drivers experienced pothole damage significant enough to require repair in 2022, up from 28 million in 2021 - a 57% increase.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara presents M&T Bank with Stewart Partnership Award
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has presented M&T Bank with its 2022 Stewart Partnership Award.
FeedMore, leaders partner for 'March for Meals' to spread awareness on critical need for Meals on Wheels services
Thu, Mar 16th 2023 09:45 am
Government officials and community partners will join FeedMore WNY to provide nutritious meals and companionship to homebound neighbors from March 20-24. The weeklong effort is a part of FeedMore WNY's and Meals on Wheels America's annual "March for Meals" campaign, which highlights the vital role Meals on Wheels programs play in maintaining the health and independence of our older community members.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops: Elizabeth Mamot named 2023 chair, 40th birthday celebration in the works
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 01:15 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced Elizabeth Mamot, owner of travel planning agency Aventra, was elected chair for the 2023 event - which marks 40 years since the first iteration of the festival. Mamot will lead the planning efforts for the Taste of Buffalo, taking place July 8-9 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Erie County DA issues comment on Tyler Lewis
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 05:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn issued these comments Friday on the investigation into the fatal stabbing of Tyler Lewis:
Being sleepless in Seattle, Buffalo - or anywhere - may spell trouble for your heart
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 12:25 pm
Scientific researchers have noticed a marked increase in heart attacks and strokes in the days following the change to daylight saving time each spring. However, the American Heart Association, the leading global health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, says losing sleep anytime can be a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
United Way's Women United celebrates, recognizes women's leadership at work & in community
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:00 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's Women United on Wednesday celebrated International Women's Day with a breakfast and panel discussion at Burchfield Penney Art Center. The breakfast, attended by more than 180 women, marked new UWBEC President and CEO Trina Burruss' first official event since assuming the role in January.
Morinello attends CHIPS press conference; says local roads matter
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-C-Niagara Falls, attended a press conference Wednesday to advocate for increased funding for local roads, bridges and culverts. Joining him were Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt, Sen. Tom O'Mara, and their Senate and Assembly colleagues.

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