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Hochul: Stay safe and support local businesses with a 'staycation' in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:30 pm
If you've ever thought of a "staycation," now is the time to do it.
Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec joins North Tonawanda Police for midnight shift ride-along
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 11:35 am
In a showing of commitment during uncertain times, Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec of the City of North Tonawanda joined the NT Police Department for a ride-along during a midnight shift.
WEBR alums recall good old days
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:00 am
Radio station WEBR is making a comeback to its hometown of Buffalo, at 1440 on the AM dial. After a 27-year absence, this historic "Buffalo Born" radio station looks to have a strong reemergence on local airwaves, which will be music to the ears of Western New Yorkers who could not find any trace of the classic standards from the "Great American Song Book" anywhere on the AM or FM dial.
Niagara Falls tourism reps in 'staycation' mode
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
As the "New York Forward" pandemic recovery campaign continues, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul made her second visit to Niagara Falls in as many weeks to again send home the message Niagara has overcome COVID-19 and is open for business. On Tuesday, she said now is the time to consider a visit to the Cataract City as part of "staycation" plans this year.
Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K adapts to challenges of COVID-19
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 07:00 am
The annual Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K, organized for the past seven years to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Western New York, will go on this year - but with some changes. Instead of gathering hundreds of runners in one location on one day, organizers are offering runners a choice of routes over a period of four days.
Center for Hope launches in Western New York
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:20 am
Narcissistic abuse has become a term increasingly known to the public through news media reports. But for those who live with a narcissistic abuser, awareness is only the first step.
$1.5 million for 'Feeding New York State' to assist food insecure New Yorkers and state's farmers
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced $1.5 million in funding for "Feeding New York State" to support its network of 10 regional food banks, as well as local farms to help provide milk and produce to food insecure New Yorkers.
Cuomo announces crackdown on work zone violations across state
Wed, Jul 15th 2020 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the start of "Operation Hardhat," a statewide traffic enforcement detail targeting motorists who drive recklessly through work zones. The operation is a joint initiative between the New York State Police, Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency operations along state highways.
VIDEO, PICS: Niagara Falls USA welcome plaza has grand opening
Tue, Jul 14th 2020 04:00 pm
Visitors will find a brand-new entryway at the oldest state park in America. On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid and Western District Director Mark Mistretta, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino in officially opening a $6.2 million welcome plaza at Niagara Falls State Park.
Launch of Buffalo's largest tiki boat, 'Big Kahuna,' is Canalside's newest attraction
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 11:00 am
Spirit of Buffalo and Buffalo River History Tours announced the launch of the "Big Kahuna," a tiki tour boat docked at Canalside. The boat is the latest to be added to the fleet of Buffalo River History Tours and will carry passengers on daily fun-filled 90- or 60-minute tours on the Buffalo River, Buffalo Harbor and Lake Erie with Caribbean-style music and drinks - all while maintaining social distancing rules.
New downtown mural welcomes visitors to Niagara Falls USA
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:20 pm
A colorful new mural can be seen on the side of the Wine on Third building, located at 501 Third St., Niagara Falls, facing Ferry Avenue. The postcard-inspired mural, "Greetings from Niagara Falls," was conceived and painted by local freelance artist Paul Clifton. It was commissioned by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association (DNFBA) as a way to showcase Niagara County activities and welcome guests to Niagara Falls USA.
New 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' exhibit at History Center of Niagara
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:00 am
The History Center of Niagara has a brand-new exhibit on display on the first floor of its Outwater Building, 215 Niagara St, Lockport. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, this exhibition, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," shows the rich history of baseball and the PONY League (Pennsylvania, Ontario and New York) all throughout Niagara County.
How about a 'stay-cation' in northern Niagara?
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
With Western New York now officially in phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY Forward" reopening plan, and the July 4 weekend at hand, many are opting to remain at home in "stay-cation" mode, as far as any travel plans are concerned.
VIDEO: Niagara County tourism is OPEN!
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 09:05 am
The 2020 summer tourism season has begun in Niagara County, with Western New York now into phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process.
Old Fort Niagara reopening
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 04:45 pm
Old Fort Niagara will reopen to visitors this Friday, July 3, following its 15-week closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Daily hours of operation have been shortened slightly, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow for extra cleaning before and after hours. Hourly musket and living-history demonstrations and seasonal food service will resume following proper health and social-distancing guidelines.
Botanical Gardens reopening to the public
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 01:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced Tuesday it will reopen to the public on July 15, with early access to members on July 8. A press release noted staffers can't wait to be #BackUnderTheDome.
Lion on the move: Roary the Lion heads to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:45 pm
This past week, 4-year-old African lion Roary made his way from the Buffalo Zoo to his new home at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio.
Niagara County to hold mask, hand sanitizer giveaway in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:05 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Tuesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold a giveaway event in Niagara Falls to provide free masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.
WNY's first virtual meat and veggie raffle, 'Chillin' and Grillin,' set for July 28
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:35 pm
Just in time for grilling season, a new online virtual event, "Chillin' and Grillin,' " is set for July 28, benefiting the Community Action Organization of Western New York (CAO). "Chillin' and Grillin' " is Western New York's first virtual meat and veggie raffle. Funds raised will help CAO continue its programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aquarium of Niagara reopens its doors
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is preparing to end its COVID-19-related closure this week, as Western New York enters phase four of the "New York Forward" reopening plan. The venue will officially open to the general public on Saturday, July 4, with summer operating hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Buffalo Zoo to welcomes guests back
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:55 pm
After closing in March due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the Buffalo Zoo will reopen Thursday, July 2, with enhanced health and safety measures in place to protect guests, team members and animals alike.
More than a traditional walking tour experience: 'The Art of Walking' begins at Artpark
Thu, Jun 25th 2020 11:35 am
This summer, visitors are invited to reinterpret the Artpark experience through "The Art of Walking." A new approach to a traditional walking tour, participants will explore the nature, poetry and story of Artpark in an engaging and surprising way while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
USAN announces start of construction on Third Street connector to Niagara Falls State Park
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:25 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and New York State Parks announced the start of construction of a new pedestrian entry into Niagara Falls State Park. Located at 305 Buffalo Ave., on the corner of Third Street and Buffalo Avenue, the entry goes through a vacant parcel purchased by USAN through the Buffalo Billion strategic land acquisition program. The program provides funding to acquire vacant or underutilized properties near Niagara Falls State Park.
Maid of the Mist ready to launch 135th consecutive season
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:15 pm
Since 1846 and continuously since 1885, Maid of the Mist vessels powered by steam and diesel engines have carried millions of passengers to the base of Niagara Falls for an iconic, up-close view of one of the wonders of the world.
Jacobs honors Anne Gioia with NYS Women of Distinction Award
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Anne D. Gioia is the 2020 New York State Women of Distinction recipient for the 60th Senate District. Gioia, a Buffalo resident, has been a long-time civic leader throughout the Western New York Community.
Welcome to phase 3!
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 11:40 am
On Tuesday, Western New York entered phase three of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process. This stage includes the following:
Broadway Market virtual community engagement meeting scheduled for June 23
Mon, Jun 15th 2020 12:00 pm
A Broadway Market virtual community engagement meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain public input to help develop a comprehensive business and marketing plan for the revitalization on the iconic downtown Buffalo market. The goal is to develop the market as a focal point for the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and eventually, as a regional attraction.
Niagara County tourism entities await word on when, how they can reopen
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 03:40 pm
As Niagara County prepares for phase three of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process, answers, dates and procedures have been given for a number of items. The reemergence of one significant sector, however, is still unknown: Tourism.
Jacobs: $1 million in state funding for DL&W project
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $1 million in state funding to support the redevelopment of Buffalo's Delaware, Lackawanna ad Western Terminal Railroad station on the city's waterfront.
UB medical students have designed, manufactured and delivered hundreds of face shields statewide
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:30 am
If you phone Jordan Levine pretty much anytime, day or night, you can hear the steady hum of a 3-D printer in the background.
Aquarium of Niagara celebrates 55 years in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 10th 2020 05:30 pm
On Friday, the Aquarium of Niagara will celebrate its 55th anniversary as a destination for education, conservation and inspiration in Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Farmers Market makes 2020 debut
Tue, Jun 9th 2020 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds opened her Lewiston Farmers Market on Saturday. Throngs of people came out - wearing masks and socially distancing, of course - to patronize local farmers and small businesses.
George Floyd Memorial Scholarship at Buff State
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 04:05 pm
In response to a challenge issued this week to all American colleges and universities, Buffalo State College has established the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship to lift up future African American leaders who support racial justice and equity efforts in their communities.
Everything you need to know about phase 2, as Western New York continues its reopening process
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 04:50 pm
Western New York is entering phase two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan on Tuesday.
ECMC opens state-of-the-art KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 01:00 pm
On Saturday, Erie County Medical Center Corp. celebrated the opening of the institution's new $55 million KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department, which will double the size of the existing 40-year-old facility and feature state-of-the-art technology and equipment for the region's only level one adult trauma center.
Farmers Market to open in Lewiston
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:00 am
Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting is bringing her Farmers Market back for a third summer, starting up again on Saturday, June 6.
Academy Park bleachers demo'd
Wed, May 27th 2020 11:10 am
The green bleachers were torn down on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lewiston Event Center co-owner Harold Hibbard donated manpower to have the seating area demolished.
Percy: 'Brighter days are ahead'
Thu, May 21st 2020 04:35 pm
As we head into Memorial Day weekend, which is typically the official kickoff to our busy summer season, I know that we are all feeling a sense of anxiousness and fear about the outlook of our industry. While we cannot change the current circumstances we are facing, I would like to take this opportunity to share a bit of hope with all of you that brighter days are ahead.
Waterfront open
Thu, May 21st 2020 10:30 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Be Our Guest are encouraging visitors to the Buffalo Waterfront to engage in responsible recreation during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Their recommendations incorporate guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Department of Health for reducing the spread of infectious diseases. They encourage everyone to "enjoy local recreation areas while, practicing social distancing and using common sense to protect themselves and others."
Buffalo General celebrates 200th COVID-19 patient discharged
Wed, May 20th 2020 09:05 pm
Andrea Holloway, a 28-year-old patient care assistant at Buffalo General Medical Center, was discharged Wednesday after a nearly month-long battle with COVID-19. She was Kaleida Health's first recipient of the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, as part of a clinical trial.
 

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