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Niagara County legislators Wydysh & Myers to bring 3-D screening mammography to Village of Lewiston
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Niagara County legislators Becky Wydysh and Irene Myers announced Windsong Radiology will bring its mobile 3-D screening mammography unit to the Village of Lewiston on Saturday, Nov. 6.
Erie County to participate in 'Welloween' Halloween family health fair at Explore & More
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 06:25 pm
Representatives from the Erie County Department of Health will be stationed at the "Welloween" Halloween family health fair at Explore & More in Buffalo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.
It's a girl! Buffalo Zoo welcomes new female rhino calf
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 03:40 pm
At 3:29 a.m. Saturday, the Buffalo Zoo's greater one-horned rhino, Tashi, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. This is Tashi's fifth calf, but the first with previous male George, who formerly lived at the venue but now resides at another Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited facility.
LCA's 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald' returns to BBC
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:40 pm
At 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, the Lewiston Council on the Arts will present the eighth "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston.
Updated Buffalo Niagara Convention Center puts out welcome mat for new business
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center has a fresh new look following the completion of $1.2 million in lobby improvements, including new flooring, lighting and technology that transform the facility's lobby into a more accessible and tech-friendly space.
ECHDC board authorizes construction contracts for Terminal B renovations project on Outer Harbor
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Tuesday and authorized construction contracts totaling $13 million for the Terminal B renovations project on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The project will create a new outdoor events center and surrounding open space by rehabilitating a vacant structure and utilizing existing parking, while reclaiming seven acres of contaminated property to open additional public access with new lake views.
USAN approves Destination Niagara USA as new manager of Conference Center, Old Falls Street
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 12:05 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Tuesday and authorized Destination Niagara USA as manager of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, beginning in January 2022.
Cynthia Pegado's 'Art Moves Me' awarded grant
Mon, Oct 11th 2021 04:40 pm
A local therapeutic dance program for people with Parkinson's disease has been awarded a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation.
Leaders in Niagara Falls stress 'urgent need' to reopen US border to Canadians
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 09:45 pm
Business and community leaders in Niagara Falls are calling on the U.S. government to reopen its land border to Canadians.
With high patient volumes at local emergency departments, ECDOH & local hospitals remind residents of alternatives
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:25 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and its division of emergency medical services are monitoring emergency department census reports from hospitals and ambulance traffic in Erie County. Local emergency departments are experiencing high volumes and longer-than-usual wait times.
Phone calls to change: NCSO reminds residents of new 10-digit dialing transition
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:20 am
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti, along with the Niagara County Police Chiefs, remind residents the 10-digit dialing transition is approaching.
Niagara Aquarium Foundation elects new chairwoman to board of trustees
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
The Niagara Aquarium Foundation has elected Christine Lorenz as chairwoman of the board of trustees. Lorenz was elected to the board in 2016 and has served as the vice chair and the chair of both the nominations and partnership committees.
Ransomville Speedway to host awards banquet Dec. 4
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
Ransomville Speedway will officially close the books on the 2021 season with the annual awards banquet on Saturday, Dec. 4. The event will take place at the Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 hall, located at 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Hochul proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announced $6.5 million in funding that will allow state-licensed service providers to offer survivors of domestic violence and their families with options for assistance and support, instead of relying on shelter-based services, and that will also enhance prevention programs.
Enter NFP's new pumpkin-carving contest
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 10:50 am
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or kookiest pumpkin designs can win you a great grandprize in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
Erie County Department of Health announces school-based COVID-19 testing programs
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:05 pm
With support from approximately $18.5 million in federal funding, the Erie County Department of Health is coordinating COVID-19 testing for K-12 students and school staff.
Starbucks opens at Lewiston Tops
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 05:20 pm
Starbucks debuted inside DiMino Lewiston Tops on Monday. The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for owner Anthony DiMino and his staff.
Niagara University hosting 'Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art'
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:15 pm
A viewing of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence will serve as the centerpiece of an event Sept. 30 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum called "Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art."
Hochul announces COVID-19 booster doses for eligible New Yorkers
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a "robust" implementation of booster doses into the state's COVID-19 vaccination program, ensuring what her team called "an efficient, equitable and effective distribution of booster doses to eligible New Yorkers statewide."
Hochul partners with Buffalo Bills, New York Giants & New York Jets to support vaccinations
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an integrated media and vaccine incentive program in partnership with all three New York professional football teams to support vaccinations among currently unvaccinated New Yorkers.
'Pedal for Polio' set for Oct. 2
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 07:15 pm
Rotary members in Western New York and Southern Ontario will participate in the second annual "Dr. Ron Mergl Memorial Pedal for Polio" on Saturday, Oct. 2. Bicyclists, other participants, donors and sponsors will unite in America and Canada to raise funds to assist in Rotary International's goal of completely eradicating polio.
Ice rink returning to Village of Lewiston
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 10:30 am
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink will return to Academy Park this winter, just in time for the holidays.
What is 'Lewiston Jeopardy!' fun-raises for HAL?
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 11:55 am
The newly remodeled Brickyard Brewing Company was the scene, Saturday night, for the return of "Lewiston Jeopardy!" - a beer and pizza fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston. Fans filled the second-floor banquet room to watch four rounds of questions (plus the all-important final question) while also competing for raffle tickets and other prizes during the "commercials." This event - canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting gatherings - raised more than $1,000 for HAL.
CAO of WNY awarded $10 million-plus in Head Start funding for Niagara County
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) has been awarded a five-year grant by the Office of Head Start to provide Head Start programming in Niagara County. CAO said it has a well-established reputation for enhancing the lives of children and families through its comprehensive child and family development program, which serves infants, toddlers, pregnant women, preschools, and their families.
Higgins: Multimillion-dollar grant supports Niagara Falls School District's 'cradle-to-career'
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced the Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) was awarded a federal grant totaling over $2.1 million annually for five years. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs to give the city's children a strong foundation for success.
Sunnking donates more than $13,000 to Camp Good Days during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:30 am
On Thursday, local electronics recycler Sunnking presented a $13,357 check to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a local nonprofit organization helping children and families dealing with cancer. The funds were raised as a part of Sunnking's 11th annual "e-Scrap for Camp" fundraiser. The company saw 353 businesses participate in the electronics recycling donation drive.
State Parks adding solar energy project to Niagara Falls State Park
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:25 am
As part of a series of new sustainability initiatives being announced by state agencies for Climate Week 2021, New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid on Thursday announced a new solar array will provide clean, sustainable, carbon-free power maintenance operations at Niagara Falls State Park - already the longtime symbol of green energy in New York thanks to the falls' century-old history of hydroelectric power generation.
'Shop 716' e-gift cards and buy local campaign return to boost Erie County small businesses
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:00 pm
National Small Business Week is here, and Erie County is building on the success of 2020's popular small business initiatives by joining with partners to relaunch the "Shop 716" e-gift card and buy local marketing campaign programs for the final months of 2021.
We remember: Hochul signs legislation to support 9/11 & communications first responders
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 01:50 pm
To mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed three pieces of legislation to ensure all first responders who participated in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery and cleanup operations can access benefits available to them.
Kiwanis Club donates to Lewiston Fire Co., Oishei Children's Hospital; awards Keith Radford
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 08:35 am
On the closing night of the 63rd annual Niagara County Peach Festival, the Lewiston Kiwanis Club presented a check in the amount of $4,000 to the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. The organization, on Sunday, also presented a check for $883.80 to Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. This money will be used to purchase an additional automated external defibrillator for response vehicles.
Peach Festival: Shanya Davis named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 12th 2021 11:00 pm
Sunday night at the Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. firehall, 19-year-old Shanya Davis of Niagara Falls was named the 2021-22 Peach Queen. She received her crown from Victoria Skrlin-Kozak, who took the title in 2019. The scholarship pageant did not take place in 2020, due to coronavirus safety restrictions.
Community Missions slates 11th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:50 pm
Community Missions will present its 11th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5. The service will again be hosted by First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls.
Albright-Knox partners with Child & Family Services for 'Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color'
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:45 pm
The Albright-Knox recently partnered with Child & Family Services to supply artmaking kits to children in the residential treatment program as part of the current exhibition at Albright-Knox Northland, "Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color."
Aquarium of Niagara resumes fall hours
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:15 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and children's admission will be just $10 for the remainder of the month of September.
'Ladders to the Outdoors' program launches at New York state parks
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:15 am
The Natural Heritage Trust and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently announced the "Ladders to the Outdoors" program is underway, and free recreational programs are available for booking at state parks throughout Niagara and Erie counties.
Renovation to Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell completed
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Construction is now complete on the relocated and expanded Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell at Academy Park in Lewiston. In fact, a handful of parents wasted no time in bringing their children - contestants in next weekend's Peach Festival Fuzz and Blossom contests - to practice Friday on the new stage.
Lewiston playground work underway
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 01:00 pm
Construction is underway on the new playground to be built behind the Red Brick Municipal Building on North Fourth and Onondaga streets.
This rainbow-making tech could help autonomous vehicles read signs
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:30 pm
A new study explains the science behind microscale concave interfaces (MCI) - structures that reflect light to produce beautiful and potentially useful optical phenomena.
AHLA: 67% of business travelers to reduce trips amid rising COVID-19 cases
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:00 pm
U.S. business travelers are scaling back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 67% planning to take fewer trips, 52% likely to cancel existing travel plans without rescheduling, and 60% planning to postpone existing travel plans, according to a new national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
Interior announces largest expansion of fishing & hunting on US Fish and Wildlife-managed lands & waters
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 06:55 pm
The Department of the Interior announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities across 2.1 million acres, the largest expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities in recent history.
 

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