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UB to lift mask mandate effective March 5
Wed, Mar 2nd 2022 03:00 pm
University at Buffalo Provost A. Scott Weber announced via email to campus this morning that UB will lift its mask mandate effective March 5.
NYS: 2 free snowmobile weekends in March
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has designated March 5-6 and 12-13 for free snowmobiling by all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. During these promotional weekends, the requirement to register in New York is waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New York's 10,500 miles of snowmobile trails.
KeyBank Center lifts all vaccination mandates
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 12:35 pm
In accordance with New York state and Erie County guidelines, KeyBank Center will no longer require proof of vaccination for entry into all events, concerts and live sporting events, including home games for the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bandits.
Six Flags Darien Lake to rebrand waterpark and debut new water slide
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 11:25 am
Six Flags Darien Lake will rebrand its Splashtown waterpark to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and launch a massive, new slide for the 2022 season. Towering a staggering 60 feet tall, Wahoo Wave will rank as one of the tallest water rides in the waterpark - and its one-of-a-kind "water wave wall" will boost the park's roster of heat-beating attractions.
Josh Allen autographed helmet among items for bid at Chrysalis Auction
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 12:00 pm
Mount St. Mary Academy will host its annual Chrysalis Auction, presented by Casella on Saturday, March 12. In honor of the event going back to being in-person, the glittering celebration will be held at The Historic Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda. The theme for this year is "Together Again: Red Carpet Style."
Hundreds of Western New Yorkers waiting for kidney transplants
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 10:25 am
March is National Kidney Month, and health advocates are calling attention to the prevalence of kidney disease. Local organizations are also raising awareness of the need for organ donors.
Scientists share final findings from Tonawanda Coke Soil Study
Thu, Feb 24th 2022 07:55 pm
Scientists from the Tonawanda Coke Soil Study hosted a community meeting on Thursday to share the final results of the research with the public.
New name & brand announced for Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 10:00 am
Destination Niagara USA announced Wednesday that, effective immediately, it has changed the name of the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to the Niagara Falls Convention Center.
'Orchids After Dark' to make its debut during Orchid Show at Botanical Gardens
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 04:10 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, will host the biannual Orchid Show from Friday through Sunday, March 4-6, at the Botanical Gardens. This time, the show will offer a new experience called "Orchids After Dark," happening just Friday and Saturday night.
Hochul announces 4-year labor agreement with Police Benevolent Association of New York State
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced her administration has reached a contract agreement with the Police Benevolent Association of New York State for a four-year term (running until March 31, 2023), which was ratified by union membership.
Lewiston's Bernice S. Dominick passes following 103rd birthday
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:40 pm
Bernice S. Dominick - Lewiston's oldest living resident at 103 - passed away following her milestone birthday.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Niagara County inclusion in popular Shop 716 eGift card program
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 02:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced Niagara County's inclusion in the Shop 716 eGift card program.
Hibernians announce return of WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 08:00 pm
Following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ancient Order of Hibernians Rev. James J. Browne Division 1 announced the return of the region's largest St. Patrick's Day celebration. This anticipated event will once again take place March 17 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, located at 101 Old Falls St.
Niagara County Legislature calls for end of in-school masking
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 12:35 pm
The following is a joint statement from Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy Bradt and Minority Leader Chris Robins regarding mask mandates in Niagara County Schools:
Niagara Wine Trail names new executive director, officers for 2022
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 09:30 am
The Niagara Wine Trail has named Susan Swiatkowski as its new executive director. In addition, new officers have been chosen to lead the organization for 2022.
Higgins urges Western New Yorkers to join 10 million American households registered for broadband benefit
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is urging all eligible Western New Yorkers to join more than 10 million American households that have signed up for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), the nation's largest broadband affordability program. His team said, "Thanks to the 'Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,' this program is providing millions of families who previously lacked access or could not afford this critical utility, with affordable and reliable broadband access."
First Free Fishing Weekend of 2022
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the state's first Free Fishing Weekend of 2022, on Feb. 19 and 20, when freshwater anglers are permitted to fish for free without a license.
Morrison takes command of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 05:45 pm
At a ceremony Saturday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, the 914th Air Refueling Wing welcomed its new wing commander, Col. Lara B. Morrison. Family, friends and officers watched the assumption of command ceremony, saluting the new leader.
Marking 13th anniversary of Flight 3407 tragedy, Higgins & families remain vigilant in protecting flight safety measures
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 04:00 pm
The 13th anniversary of the crash of Flight 3407 marks the first time since the tragedy that all flight safety measures recommended as a result of the event have been implemented, but Congressman Brian Higgins and the Families of Flight 3407 remain "on guard to protect the multiple improvements made."
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Learn about DiCamillo Bakery building's history
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
World-renowned DiCamillo Bakery has long been doing business at 535 Center St., Lewiston, a building with a long presence and history.
Ice at Canalside season extended for NCCC fans
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 10:30 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will extend the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, through March 19.
Family-friendly event to benefit City of Buffalo Animal Shelter
Thu, Feb 10th 2022 02:45 pm
Mayor Byron Brown announced the "Dogs to the Rescue" concert, a benefit for the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, will take place from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Iron Works, 49 Illinois St.
'Silent epidemic': Study reveals impact of loneliness among older American women during pandemic
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 12:15 pm
A University at Buffalo researcher is among the co-authors on a recent paper that reveals how loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic has affected American women over the age of 70.
The War On Drugs to perform at Artpark on June 11
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 04:00 pm
The War On Drugs will perform at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Reserved seats are on sale now. The concert is presented by Live Nation and Funtime.
Frontier House work to shift indoors, with anticipated warm-weather start
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:20 pm
Most of the repair work at the Frontier House in the past 10 years has been performed behind the scenes, revealed only through second-hand accounts. But in recent weeks, exterior work has been readily evident and on display for all to see, with massive lifts, scaffolding and tarps surrounding the 198-year-old building.
'The winter world of wildlife': How nature survives the cold
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
When temperatures drop below freezing and snow begins accumulating on the ground, the beautiful winter wonderland is easier seen and appreciated from within our warm homes. For those outside, such as wildlife, winter challenges include finding food, water and adequate shelter.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Meatless Fridays are much better when you can order a fish fry from Apple Granny, The Beach House, Roman Cafe or any one of Western New York's finest restaurants.
D'Youville College to welcome Sam Rapoport as commencement keynote speaker
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Wednesday, on National Girls & Women in Sports Day, D'Youville College announced Sam Rapoport - the National Football League's senior director for diversity, equity and inclusion - as its 2022 commencement keynote speaker. Rapoport will address the graduates and their families at the ceremony to be held Saturday, May 14.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces new house manager
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:55 am
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the hire of Bob Schatz as the new house manager. He brings to the charity 16 years of experience in facilities management.
AAA offers advice for winter storm
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 07:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York has been extremely busy with high call volume that hasn't seemed to let up recently. While a break in temperatures is expected midweek, a significant snowstorm is possible toward the end of the week. AAA urges the public to heed the advice of local officials and stay off the roads during inclement weather.
USDA awards Veggie Van study $750,000 to expand resources for mobile market operators
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo's Veggie Van team has received $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the expansion of the Veggie Van Training Center and the Mobile Market Coalition, resources that are used by mobile markets across the country.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center sets Black History Month events
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 07:00 am
As part of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center's commitment to preserving and promoting the legacy of and bringing visibility to Black stories in Niagara Falls, several events and programs in February will celebrate Black History Month.
What to do with 2022?
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
So, what is the mindset for 2022?
'Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape' returns to Botanical Gardens with date nights, family nights
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 01:50 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled its latest exhibit with specialty nights and themed weeks designed to create unforgettable memories for all ages.
Memorial Day parade and luncheon canceled for 2022
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:50 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee announces our annual celebration, including a parade and community luncheon recognizing the sacrifice of the men and women who died in the service of our nation - normally done on Memorial Day since 2015 - will not be able to proceed again this year.
Traveling in 2022: What to know before you go
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
So far this year, flight cancellations, wintery weather and the COVID-19 omicron variant have all combined to create the perfect storm for travelers. However, AAA wants you to know that it is possible to travel in the pandemic without losing your mind or money as long as you follow this simple advice.
Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay will start in Buffalo and NYC
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
The 42nd Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) Torch Relay kicks off Jan. 29 from two starting points, Buffalo and New York City, as the start of its six-day, 700-mile journey that will culminate in Lake Placid for the opening ceremony of the Feb. 3-6 Games. Opening appearances include New York City's famed Times Square and Buffalo's Lighthouse Park. The torch relay will be welcomed by dozens of communities along the two routes that will merge at the event site.
Hochul: Kensington Expressway project would help 'reunite communities & right the wrongs of the past'
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 05:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul was in Buffalo on Saturday to announce the proposed $32.8 billion state capital plan includes nearly $3 billion for infrastructure projects her team said "promote equity, connectivity and multimodal transportation opportunities for communities all across New York state.
Performer shares magic of 'Disney on Ice'
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 11:50 am
Janie Ochitwa discovered her passion as a small child when she saw a performance of Mary Poppins in an ice show. At the age of 6, she began taking lessons in figure skating, and the skater who played the role of Mary Poppins became her coach.
New Yorkers urged to prepare for more dangerous cold temperatures
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 10:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday urged New Yorkers to prepare for dangerous cold temperatures and wind chills through Saturday morning. Several regions across the state, including parts of Western and Central New York, the Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Capital District, are forecast to experience below-freezing temperatures and wind chills as low as minus-30 degrees.
 

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