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Bowling fundraiser on June 12 to benefit 'Ride for Roswell'
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Team RPCS - Roswell Park Cessation Services - needed to be creative to raise funds toward the "Ride for Roswell" the past two years. With the COVID-19 pandemic lessening in severity, the small but mighty team will revive a successful event from 2019: the second annual Russell J. Salvatore Bowling Open.
Hochul announces start of statewide gas and diesel tax holiday
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the suspension of certain taxes on motor fuel and diesel motor fuel takes effect Wednesday, June 1.
Pfizer chooses the Jacobs School for pediatric study of Paxlovid
Tue, May 31st 2022 10:10 am
Paxlovid, the COVID-19 medicine developed by Pfizer, is being evaluated in Western New York in children ages 12 to 17 who weigh at least 88 pounds, are symptomatic with COVID-19 infection, and who are at risk of progression to severe disease.
DEC reminds visitors to focus on safety as summer hiking season begins
Tue, May 31st 2022 10:05 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminds visitors to New York's outdoor spaces to focus on safety before they head out to their outdoor adventures in the state's wild and beautiful destinations. Ahead of this summer's recreational season, DEC continues to advance actions to promote public safety and improve visitor experience.
Photos: Modest Mouse kicks off amphitheater series at Artpark
Fri, May 27th 2022 09:50 pm
Artpark & Company's 2022 outdoor amphitheater concert series debuted Friday with a headline performance by Modest Mouse. More than a dozen acts will perform at the award-winning venue this summer - and a half-dozen more will entertain inside the Mainstage Theater.
Wydysh: Niagara County DPW working to make roads, parks better
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:25 am
I think it's safe to say that our team at the Niagara County Department of Public Works (DPW) can put the snow plows away for the season. Of course, that doesn't mean it is time for vacation, but rather DPW shifts its priorities and focus to other areas. I want to cover of few of those in this month's column.
Niagara County to participate in statewide Memorial Day weekend high-visibility engagement campaign
Fri, May 27th 2022 10:35 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.
Hochul announces suspension of construction-related lane closures for Memorial Day weekend
Fri, May 27th 2022 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday, May 27, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, to ease travel throughout Memorial Day weekend.
Survey: Gas prices, inflation impacting summer travel decisions more than COVID
Wed, May 25th 2022 12:55 pm
More than two years into the pandemic, Americans report that gas prices and inflation will impact their summer travel decisions more than concerns about COVID-19, according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
New location, technology, allows Niagara County to better meet needs of veterans
Tue, May 24th 2022 02:55 pm
Earlier this year, the Niagara County Veterans Service Agency relocated to new office space in the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport. Now, with more welcoming space and some significant improvements in technology, the VSA is better equipped than ever before to helps veterans with any issues they may have, according to Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski.
ECDOH: Elevated flu activity prompts advisory from New York state
Mon, May 23rd 2022 07:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is sharing a recent health advisory from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) related to statewide influenza activity. This advisory was sent to public and private schools.
Rock 'n' roll up your sleeve: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross
Mon, May 23rd 2022 11:30 am
Elvis Presley is known for being the first global rock 'n' roll icon. He was also a blood donor himself! While times have changed, the need for blood has not − donors can leave a lasting legacy themselves by making a lifesaving blood or platelet donation with the American Red Cross.
$2 billion in child care subsidies to support low-income and working families, child care providers
Mon, May 23rd 2022 09:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the largest investment in child care subsidies in New York State history will be distributed - $2 billion to increase the number of families receiving child care financial assistance and the amount child care providers are paid for their essential services.
National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27: 3 safety changes you need to know
Fri, May 20th 2022 07:00 am
National Safe Boating Week arrives May 21-27 with an annual reminder for boaters to champion recreational boating safety all summer long. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water suggests that boat owners need to know about three recent U.S. Coast Guard regulations that have changed, what's needed to be carried aboard, and how a vessel is to be operated at higher speeds.
Bruce Sutherland tribute: Niagara Wheatfield sophomore wins $1,000 putting contest
Wed, May 18th 2022 10:40 am
Brianna Scozzafava, a 15-old-year Niagara Wheatfield sophomore who plays on the high school's golf team, defeated some of the area's best golfers by sinking the only putt in the Col. Bruce Sutherland Golf Tournament's putting contest.
ECDOH celebrates EMS personnel during Emergency Medical Services Week
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
Day and night, in all seasons and settings, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and volunteers are ready to rise to the challenge of providing lifesaving care.
'Soldiers Through the Ages' at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
As one of the longest occupied military bases in the United States, Old Fort Niagara has a lot of history to share. On Memorial Day weekend, the fort will present its annual "Soldiers through the Ages" event, a timeline of military history spanning four centuries.
Artpark looks to prove different is better in 2022
Fri, May 13th 2022 11:00 am
By now, you probably know Artpark's summer season will look a little different than 15, 10 and even five years ago. Heck, more than 50% of a promotional two-sided event flyer focuses on events other than concerts. What you might not know is why.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company readying spring ballet show
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:00 am
Having successfully helmed their first production of "The Nutcracker" last winter, Greater Niagara Ballet Company artistic directors Mary Schnepf and Molly Vine are back with a new show sure to please families and children of all ages.
Erie County Dept. of Health advises continued COVID-19 safety measures
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:05 pm
Recent major hospital systems report that the majority of patients who are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 illness are age 55 years and older. Older adults continue to be at most risk for severe disease and hospitalization due to COVID-19 infection.
Niagara Falls State Park seeks artists
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls State Park and Arts Services Inc. (ASI) have released a call for artists to create a lenticular mural that will be part of the new welcome center plaza in the park. The welcome center is slated to open in May 2023.
Governor announces RFP to develop Buffalo's North Aud Block
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced a request for proposals to redevelop the North Aud Block in Buffalo, the state's final remaining parcel to be developed at Canalside.
AAA safety tips for bikers & drivers during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips as the weather warms up. Many motorcyclists will choose to ride free on the open road as the forecast calls for sunny skies, and AAA also wants to see safer roads in the future.
Shea's Smith Theatre announces 2022-23 season
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:30 am
On Monday, Shea's Performing Arts Center President Michael G. Murphy announced the 2022-23 Shea's Smith Season, featuring Buffalo-based Second Generation Theatre and O'Connell & Company.
'The Peace Garden' returns to the Peace Garden
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:25 am
On Saturday, the Village of Lewiston officially welcomed poet Robert M. Giannetti's "The Peace Garden" back to the International Peace Garden on Center Street.
Former NFP intern Courtney Corbetta finds her voice
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:40 am
If there is one lesson Lewiston native Courtney Corbetta has learned in her professional career, it's to amplify your voice for yourself and your community.
Lewiston VFW provides update on Memorial Day ceremony
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:55 am
This year, the Memorial Day Remembrance Committee has decided to forgo the parade and luncheon because of the Lewiston bicentennial parade and celebration.
Niagara University receives $10 million gift from Jeff & Mary Helen Holzschuh
Wed, May 4th 2022 06:15 pm
Niagara University announced that Jeff and Mary Helen Holzschuh have pledged a gift of $10 million to the university. In recognition of the gift, the university will rename the college of business to the Holzschuh College of Business Administration. With this generous gift, Jeff and Mary Helen become the largest benefactors in the history of the university.
BBB tips: Don't let scams ruin Mother's Day
Tue, May 3rd 2022 02:55 pm
Mother's Day is coming up! A National Retail Federation (NRF) survey shows that families plan to spend more on Mother's Day this year than they have in the past. Flowers, jewelry and special outings are hot items this year, and 84% plan to celebrate, according to the NRF.
Shea's, Lipke Foundation announce Kenny Awards ceremony
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:35 am
Shea's Performing Arts Center and the Lipke Foundation announces the 2022 Kenny Awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Shea's Buffalo Theatre. This event will mark the 29th celebration of high school musical theater programs in Western New York.
Boy George & Culture Club returning to Artpark Aug. 31
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:45 am
Grammy Award winners Boy George & Culture Club will return to the Artpark Amphitheater Wednesday, Aug. 31, for a 6:30 p.m. show. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6.
Ryan, Kennedy present Rick Jeanneret with Senate resolution
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:25 pm
On Friday, New York State Sens. Sean Ryan and Tim Kennedy visited KeyBank Center, the home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, to present Rick Jeanneret with a New York State Senate resolution, sponsored by Ryan, congratulating RJ on his upcoming retirement.
Explaining Niagara County's gas sales tax cap
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:00 am
As I am writing this column, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Western New York, according to AAA, is $4.24 a gallon. One year ago, that same gallon of gas cost $2.86. Clearly, the rise in gas prices, and the overall inflation of prices on everything, is hitting the wallets of families across Niagara County.
Milling, paving to begin on Center Street
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston announced the next phase of rebuilding Center Street will commence Monday, May 2. Milling is scheduled to take place for a week, followed by a week of paving.
'Deposits for Food' reaches $100,000 in giving to area food pantries
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:00 am
In August 2013, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees put into action an idea he had for some time. A recent retiree, Sarkees began collecting bottles and cans at the Lewiston Jazz Festival, with the idea of turning them in to raise funds for local Niagara County food pantries. So began his "Deposits 4 Food" initiative.
BPO offers free tickets for active military & veterans at 'Star-Spangled Salute' on Memorial Day weekend
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has a longstanding tradition each Memorial Day weekend of honoring this country's fallen military service men and women, and celebrating the soundtrack of the American spirit.
Niagara County participates in National Crime Victim's Rights Week
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 02:45 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office victim services is participating in National Crime Victim's Rights Week with displays in the rotunda of the Niagara County Courthouse and the first floor of the Niagara Falls Municipal Building.
Mercy Flight wins $100,000 grant at 21st Century Fund voting event
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo's 21st Century Fund, a giving circle open to anyone who wants to give back in Western New York, announced its members voted to award a $100,000 grant to Mercy Flight Inc. on April 21. The grant will be used for Mercy Flight's implementation of a lifesaving air ambulance enhancement in rural Western New York.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: History on display in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:40 am
In Lewiston, many homes have a value far beyond their material worth. Some people walk by them, oblivious to the history, but many others are aware of the great history that has been made and once lived within the houses.
Scotty Bowman Showcase slated for April 27
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the 16th Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Wednesday, April 27, at KeyBank Center.
 

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