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Faith community works to keep connected with congregations
Sat, Mar 28th 2020 07:00 am
Though elected leaders and nonprofit agencies are working around the clock to provide resources and educate the public on all of the above, many people still want to seek out their regular places of comfort, guidance and support for further reassurance: Churches, temples and mosques.
Facebook Journalism Project awards grant to Niagara Frontier Publications
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:00 pm
Six local newsrooms in New York were selected to receive almost $30,000 in funding - CNY Latino, Examiner Media, Niagara Frontier Publications, Spotlight Newspapers, Wallkill Valley Publications Inc., and Watertown Daily Times, with each of these recipients getting $5,000. In this first round, 50 local newsrooms across the U.S. and Canada are receiving $5,000 grants to help cover unexpected costs associated with covering the crisis in their communities. Additional recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.
Read our newspapers online
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 06:10 pm
While readers are safe at home, and businesses are temporarily closed, we're offering our Niagara County newspapers online. As in, the full edition. For free. Enjoy (and support our advertisers)!
Departments of health offer guidance to WNY restaurants
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 03:55 pm
In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a mandate earlier this month forcing New York restaurants and bars to close their doors to the public. Once that happened, many of these eateries switched to an acceptable form of service: takeout and delivery.
Grant from Odd Fellow & Rebekah Benefit Fund will help Kidney Foundation of WNY serve patients
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 02:20 pm
The Kidney Foundation of Western New York is better able to meet the needs of local patients, thanks to a grant from the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Benefit Fund. The $10,000 grant will be used to provide nutritional supplements, transportation assistance and medical identification jewelry to kidney patients with a demonstrated financial need.
Having COVID-19 symptoms? Here's what you should do
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 05:20 pm
At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, we've all become experts in the principles of prevention: Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Cough into the crook of your elbow. Avoid crowds and stay 6 feet way from others. Wipe down frequent touched surfaces often. Wash towels daily.
A message to Niagara County businesses
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 09:35 am
We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, clients, and associates very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
NYS COVID-19 info, list of resources
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 09:00 pm
HERE is a link to the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, the coronavirus, from the New York State Department of Health.
Trump declares national emergency
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:20 pm
The White House released the following from President Donald J. Trump:
Niagara USA Chamber postpones gala
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 04:50 pm
"The Niagara USA Chamber has announced that the 2020 Annual Awards Dinner has been postponed. The event was scheduled for Friday March 13th at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino. This annual event recognizes the best in business excellence in Niagara County."
'A Taste of Jazz Fundraiser' postponed
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 12:35 pm
The "Taste of Jazz Fundraiser" scheduled for Sunday, April 19, at the Brickyard Brewing Co. has been postponed to a date to be determined.
Buffalo Mayor Brown launches his 3rd annual Civic Innovation Challenge Powered by AT&T
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 12:25 pm
Mayor Byron W. Brown on Tuesday launched his third annual Mayor's Civic Innovation Challenge - Powered by AT&T. The 2020 challenge will award a winner-take-all cash prize of $10,000 for a software solution for the city's Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets or the Department of Permit & Inspection Services.
'Fort Niagara's Women of Distinction': An 18th-century fashion show featuring 4 historical women & a tour of sewing studio
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara will mark Women's History Month with a brand-new program and special access to its sewing studio from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, for "Fort Niagara's Women of Distinction." The program will feature four women from the fort's past, each representing different time periods, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, and wearing period-specific clothing currently being sewn in the fort's sewing studio.
Self-driving cars stuck in neutral on road to acceptance
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 07:00 am
A new AAA survey on automated vehicles reveals only one in 10 drivers (12%) would trust riding in a self-driving car. Even more Americans - 28% - don't know how they feel about the technology, signaling that consumers are stuck in neutral on the road to accepting self-driving cars. AAA believes consumer sentiment of automated vehicles will be driven by tangible information on key issues and, equally important, quality education and experience.
Coronavirus: Cuomo declares state of emergency to contain spread of virus
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:10 pm
During a briefing on the novel coronavirus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency to help New York more quickly and effectively contain the spread of the virus. The governor also confirmed several new cases.
Grand Island introduced to massive Project Olive
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:05 am
Grand Islanders received their official first word on a rumored commercial project for the north end of the Island that is unprecedented in size in town history.
I AM THEY 'Thankful for the Scars' Tour heads to Grand Island
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:55 pm
Christian pop-acoustic band I AM THEY is bringing its spring headlining tour "Thankful for the Scars" to Grand Island. Presented by Family Life, the concert will be held, Saturday, March 28, at Cornerstone Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road. Opening performances will feature special guest John Tibbs.
Ahead of Lewiston Jazz Festival, Artpark presents Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:40 am
Jazz icon Chick Corea and his new Spanish Heart Band, the flamenco-charged eight-man band of Latin rhythm masters, will be joined by special guest vocalist Rubén Blades at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, for a special concert event in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6.
Niagara County provides funding to help YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh, seated behind the desk, meets with YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Vice President of Programs Mary Brennan-Taylor and CEO Kathleen Granchelli to discuss several of the YWCA's life-saving services.
Lewiston Council on the Arts wins ASI Spark Award
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York recently announced winners and finalists of the seventh annual Spark Awards, celebrating those who ignite arts and culture." The accolade honors outstanding individuals and organizations in the local arts and cultural community.
Portraits in porcelain: Doring to display artistry in April 26 exhibit
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:50 am
Chie Doring knew she wanted to be an artist when she was just a young girl growing up in Japan. Now, at age 92, the award-winning artist and longtime Grand Island resident is planning to celebrate a retrospective of her paintings in "A Unique Asian Porcelain Art Show" this spring.
Patti LaBelle to perform June 23 at Artpark Amphitheater as part of 'Tuesdays in the Park'
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 10:15 am
The "Godmother of Soul" and a Grammy Award-winner, Patti LaBelle will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater on June 23 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series presented by M&T Bank. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28.
Catholic Charities: Volunteers from Niagara County help support Appeal 2020
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:55 am
About 55 parish volunteers, clergy and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop Saturday to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Niagara County. The event was held at Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville in preparation for the annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10 million.
2020 'MEGA DROP': 1.6 million Girl Scout Cookie packages are here
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:45 pm
More than 1.6 million packages of Girl Scout cookies have landed in Western New York for the "Mega Drop" event. Girl Scout volunteers will fill their vehicles with cookies to begin delivering them to eager cookie customers who have placed orders and for Girl Scout cookie booth sales.
Toronto Raptors game analyst Jack Armstrong keynotes Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:45 pm
Students interested in pursuing a career in sport and recreation management, tourism or a related field are invited to learn more about this industry at the Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management's Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit.
Niagara Hospice gears up for spring bouquet sale
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2020 spring bouquet sale. The sale will run March 2-8 with pre-sale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.
Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's names Wheatfield executive as event chair
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 12:05 pm
On Oct. 3, the Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's will bring more than 700 people to Lewiston - people who have been touched in some way by dementia. Leading the effort will be an executive with DePaul Senior Living in Wheatfield.
Michael Freedman becomes 2020 president of local Public Relations Society of America chapter
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:45 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Michael Freedman as president for the year 2020. Freedman heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
Aquarium of Niagara secures funding for event room upgrade
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 06:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara continues to position itself as a premier destination for both Western New Yorkers and tourists alike as it unveils plans for its fourth major capital upgrade in three years.
Artpark, Funtime Presents welcome Andrew Bird and Calexico, Iron & Wine to Mainstage Theater
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 12:45 pm
Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird will join collaborators Calexico and Iron & Wine for "The Great Summer Stroll Tour" live at the Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 15.
Prepare for battle at Fort Niagara
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 04:00 pm
"Winter Woods Battle" returns to Old Fort Niagara from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. It will feature cordwaining as a new demonstration along with its assortment of indoor and outdoor living-history activities for visitors.
Lewiston: Mayor to form digital sign committee; Marasco encourages board to 'pump brakes' on replacement
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees is taking a step back from pursuing a digital sign at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to recreate 'lost' Grateful Dead performance at Kleinhans Music Hall
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 02:35 pm
On March 17, St. Patrick's Day 1970, The Grateful Dead performed in Buffalo with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Voutour celebrated on last day
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
At Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour's "walk-out" on Dec. 30, 2019 - his last day as a county law enforcement officer - he walked outside to find two long lines of sheriff's deputies in formal dress uniforms wishing him well in the next phase of his life.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveils new Buffalo House courtesy van donated by West Herr Automotive Group
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:10 pm
Yesterday morning at an event held at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveiled its new 2020 Toyota Sienna courtesy van. The van was donated by the West Herr Automotive, a group that has been a strong supporter of the local community for more than 70 years.
Niagara County encourages Purple Heart veterans to come forward
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Clerk Joseph 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 this August.
'A Taste of Jazz' fundraiser returns to Brickyard Brewing Company
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 12:35 pm
Preparations are underway for the 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29, in the Village of Lewiston. To that end, the board of directors and Jazz Festival staff will hold a fundraiser, "A Taste of Jazz," from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Brickyard Brewing Company 436 Center St., Lewiston.
DEC: Anglers' report confirms New York's world-class freshwater fishing
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 01:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the state's world-class fishing opportunities continue to draw anglers from near and far to New York's many productive freshwater sportfisheries. New data on angler effort, patterns, preferences and attitudes was released as part of DEC's statewide survey of freshwater anglers, which helps DEC assess both the biological and human dimension aspects of managing New York's freshwater fisheries.
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge helps local groups
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 07:00 am
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) has been busy distributing checks to community organizations. At the January meeting, it was decided to send checks of support to the Red Jacket Club; Heart, Love & Soul of Niagara Falls; and Community Cats Alive of Lewiston.
'Park After Dark': Volunteer committee rebrands fundraiser for Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
All remains quiet on the Lake Ontario shores in Olcott as debate continues in many circles on IJC Plan 2014. But that doesn't mean other, more exciting discussions for the area's summer seasons aren't taking place.
 

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