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Holiday Market going virtual
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:05 am
As small businesses continue to navigate their way through these difficult times, Willow Consulting has decided to host its annual shopping extravaganza virtually this year.
Lewiston Lions, VFW partner to help veterans
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions and VFW Downriver Post 7487 are collecting toiletry items for our local female and male homeless veterans and those in the VA hospital and shelters. Travel and full-sized requested items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, lip balm, hand sanitizer, wipes, facial tissue packets, shampoo and lotion. A special request to remember our female veterans, as well, with donations of feminine products (tampons and sanitary pads), and size 1 and 2 diapers.
Downtown Niagara Falls unveils free DNFBA winter savings card
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:00 pm
The Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association is celebrating Small Business Saturday with the release of its complimentary DNFBA winter savings card, with offers to more than a dozen member businesses throughout downtown Niagara Falls. The card will be valid from Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28, through March 28, 2021.
AG James takes action against Catholic Diocese of Buffalo for 'failing to protect minors from sexual abuse by clergy'
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:50 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Mondday filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and former senior leaders Bishop Emeritus Richard J. Malone and former Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz, for "failing to follow mandated policies and procedures that would help to prevent the rampant sexual abuse of minors by priests within the Catholic Church."
Habitat corner: Let's talk turkey
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 01:45 pm
This is the time of year for talking turkey, and this turkey talk will be sharing insight into the world and life of the wild turkey. Did you know that turkeys are social and affectionate, and create lasting friendships? That they recognize one another by their unique voices?
Thruway Authority offers tips for motorists in Thanksgiving travel week
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 01:00 pm
The New York State Thruway Authority offered tips and advice for drivers who must travel this Thanksgiving holiday week, as cashless tolling is now live on the thruway's ticketed system. The historic transition took place at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.
Botanical Gardens announces a brand-new series, 'Gardens After Dark'
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens introduced a brand-new series of exhibits titled "Gardens After Dark." Offered at different times throughout the year, this new experience was created to open the Botanical Gardens in the evening for all to enjoy.
Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres to provide Thanksgiving meals for 1,000 families
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres foundations will provide 1,000 Thanksgiving meals for families throughout Western New York with a total donation of more than $50,000 this holiday season. The donation is a part of the direct community aid initiative Terry and Kim Pegula launched in March that has committed $1.2 million to help members of the community who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara Falls USA launches 360-degree virtual site visits
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 10:45 am
As a result of COVID-19, Destination Niagara USA created a series of 360-degree videos designed specifically for meeting planners to virtually explore meeting and event venues in Niagara Falls.
COVID-19 micro-clusters: Erie County goes to 'orange zone,' NT, Wheatfield Niagara County 'yellow zones'
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:00 pm
Following almost a week of warnings by local elected leaders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday did, in fact, move portions of Erie County into an "orange" micro-cluster zone.
NYS Department of State announces completion of improvements to Scenic Woods-Bicentennial Park on Grand Island
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:25 am
The New York State Department of State on Tuesday announced the completion of a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) project for Scenic Woods-Bicentennial Park in the Town of Grand Island. The completion of the nearly $600,000 project, which was funded in part with a $197,634 EPF LWRP grant, is helping to transform the town's waterfront into a vibrant destination with public spaces and amenities for residents and visitors.
Maid of the Mist earns 'Boat of the Year' award
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:20 am
American Ship Review has named the new all-electric, emission-free Maid of the Mist vessels as "Boat of the Year."
Ransomville Speedway completes facility upgrades
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 09:50 am
While nary a lap was turned at Ransomville Speedway in 2020, that didn't mean the facility laid dormant during the last few months. Speedway management used the extended offseason to complete some needed upgrades to the facility that will have it ready to come back to life even better in 2021.
Niagara Falls: Restaino dedicates historic marker at US Custom House
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 02:55 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino on Saturday announced the official commemoration of the U.S. Custom House at Niagara Falls with the addition of a new historic marker. The mayor held a small press event to commemorate and celebrate the history of the site.
Hope arises for bettering the boulevard
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 07:00 am
When the first South Grand Island Bridge was constructed in 1935, connecting Tonawanda with Niagara Falls, the New York State Thruway Highway 190 did not exist. Travelers heading north used Grand Island Boulevard as its primary thoroughfare, according to Supervisor John C. Whitney. That is why the former bustling Niagara Falls Visitor Center was built at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Staley Road - and why there are so many motels along the boulevard.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Lewiston businesses offer safe shopping experience
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 01:25 pm
It's business as usual - whatever that means in 2020 - as Lewiston merchants prepare for an uptick in holiday shopping in coming weeks. Though coronavirus cases have spiked in Erie and Niagara counties this month, the village has only reported four new cases in the past six weeks. Safety protocols put in place when New York was "unpaused" last spring are still in place, and storeowners are working diligently to keep their sites clean and virus-free.
Cashless tolling debuts in New York
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:40 am
Cashless tolling will begin tonight and extend into the overnight hours on the New York State Thruway, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. The state says the conversion will take place simultaneously at 58 tolling locations across the thruway's 450-mile ticketed system. With some 267 million motorists traveling the thruway each year, AAA Western and Central New York supports this move toward a more efficient traffic system.
Buy local campaign, Shop 716 gift card to boost Erie County small businesses
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:55 am
Building on the success of the popular Erie County Back to Business Grant Program, a $20 million direct investment in eligible local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Erie County Business Task Force is partnering with Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, the Erie County Industrial Development Agency and the NFTA to promote local businesses and stimulate economic activity prior to the holidays.
Mount St. Mary's golden once more
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:40 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrated its American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines-Gold Plus" Award for Stroke Care with the hospital's stroke team.
Krabbe study: UB researcher narrows time window for administering specific treatment to infants with disease
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:15 am
A team of University at Buffalo researchers have published a paper in Nature Communications that is helping to define the best time to give a specific treatment to infants born with Krabbe disease (KD). This treatment has been found to prolong life for these infants, for as long as a few years.
Aquarium of Niagara to offer free admission to vets & active military on Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara wants to thank veterans and active military personnel for their service to this country by offering them free admission on Veterans Day.
DeGlopper Memorial raising funds to continue capstone project
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 07:00 am
With the dedication of the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial scheduled for June 5, 2021, its expansion project committee decided to take fundraising initiatives to a new level this week through and continue it through the end of the year. The goal is to complete fundraising needs by raising $100,000.
Grand Island resident donates to Community Missions
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 01:15 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Community Missions received a donation of a $1,000 gift card to Ashley Furniture for its newest program, a youth homelessness demonstration program.
Erie County: 'Not a good time' in fight against coronavirus spread
Thu, Nov 5th 2020 09:20 am
Speaking to the press Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz provided a grim update on the coronavirus spread.
Kiwanians get back into swing of things
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 05:25 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston recently began its year with a focus on two subjects that seem to be in the media far too often.
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.
PHOTOS: Happy Halloween
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 03:10 pm
Homeowners and community groups put their creativity on display in Lewiston, celebrating Halloween and creating a fun environment for trick-or-treating youth.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink 'on hiatus for 2020'
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Parks and Recreation Director Mike Dashineau announced this week the Lewiston Family Ice Rink will not be operational for the upcoming holiday season.
New sound stage & studio facility will bring more Hollywood to Buffalo
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:50 am
With Buffalo's film industry potential on the rise, a new project to develop a 27-acre parcel into world-class studio facilities is headed to the city.
North Tonawanda Police Department: Therapy dog part of police reform & reinvention collaborative
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 11:05 am
Therapy dog "Remy" is sworn-in as the newest member of the North Tonawanda Police Department.
NCCC's nursing student 'rocks' exams
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:25 pm
During the summer months of 2020, nursing student Tami Scruggs received news that the classes she signed up for at Niagara County Community College were going remote because of the continued threat of COVID-19.
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.
'Spooktacular Howl-O-Ween' photo contest to benefit Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:35 am
Niagara County SPCA is getting into the Halloween spirit. The shelter is asking the community to enter pets in the first "Spooktacular Howl-O-Ween" photo contest for a chance to win some great prizes. Grand prize is a year of free Netflix and a year of free pizza from Just Pizza in Amherst. More prizes include a free year of Amazon Prime, a $100 gift card to Chewy, a three-month membership to BarkBox and a $50 gift card to Pet Supplies Plus.
As Veterans Day approaches, Wreaths Across America utilizes technology to help fulfill mission
Thu, Oct 22nd 2020 09:35 am
Wreaths Across America is the nonprofit organization best known for placing veterans' wreaths on the headstones of this nation's fallen at Arlington National Cemetery. Today, the organization, in total, places more than 2 million sponsored veterans' wreaths at over 2,200 participating locations nationwide.
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.
So caw, caw, cool: Scarecrows return to River Region
Sat, Oct 17th 2020 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's almost-annual display of scarecrows has again taken to local streets. Business owners celebrated the fall/Halloween season by constructing colorful effigies symbolic of their industry or trade.
Kangaroos & kids at Kelly's Country Store
Sat, Oct 17th 2020 07:00 am
When the pandemic threw a monkey wrench into its traditional Fall Fest, Kelly's County Store hopped to another model that has brought kangaroos, kids and customers together for a series of weekend "Fun & Food" events.
Tripathi: State of UB remains strong despite COVID-19
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:05 pm
Notwithstanding the profound difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, "the state of the university remains strong," University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi said in his ninth annual address to the campus Friday.
NOCO installing iWave Technology Systems in restaurants, businesses & homes as a measure to take on COVID-19
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:05 am
As colder weather quickly approaches, businesses are looking at ways to ensure customer and employee safety as activities move indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many safety items on their lists: the installation of air filtration systems.
 

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