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Fuccillo donates to Grand Island Neighbors Foundation
Wed, Dec 23rd 2020 06:55 pm
The Fuccillo Chevrolet, Toyota and Hyundai dealerships of Grand Island on Dec. 23 donated $1,500 to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation to support the work of helping neighbors in need in the community. The family of dealerships on Alvin Road recognizes through its charitable donation that Island families face hardships year-round, not just during the holidays.
Higgins announces approval of 2021 budget package funding important to WNY
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 11:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, outlined components of the omnibus budget package of particular interest to Western New York. The legislation, approved by the House of Representatives, directs funding for the federal government for fiscal year 2021.
Santa Claus granted DOH waiver to travel to New York for Christmas
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 01:40 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Department of Health has granted Santa Claus a waiver to travel to New York for Christmas. While DOH has granted the waiver, Santa will be required to wear a mask this year.
Cuomo signs executive order to support seniors & restaurant industry; announces approval of Moderna vaccine
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 09:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced he signed an executive order providing additional support for two of the groups hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic: vulnerable homeowners and the restaurant industry.
Memorial administers first doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 05:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Friday began administering COVID-19 vaccine to front-line hospital caregivers and residents and staff members at its nursing home, the Schoellkopf Health Center.
Kearns honors 40 years of public service
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 10:45 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns (right) recognized Cheryl Matter (center) on her retirement from the Erie County Clerk's Auto Bureau Division after more than four decades of dedicated service with the department. Also, on hand for the presentation was Scott Bieler (left), President and CEO of West Herr Auto Group.
Lighting up Youngstown
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 10:20 am
Members of the Youngstown Recreation Commission and their families hope to bring more holiday spirit to the local community. Saturday, Dec. 12, had been the scheduled date for the annual Youngstown "Christmas in the Village" and children's Christmas party, where the Recreation Commission would have offered Santa visits, cookie decorating and holiday crafts.
UB to start spring semester Feb. 1 under modified in-person format
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 09:50 am
University at Buffalo leadership on Thursday announced the university's plans for the spring semester, which will mirror operations in the fall in that UB will follow a modified in-person format. That means courses will be delivered using a mix of in-person (and physically distanced) instruction, as well as remote learning.
Kaleida Health begins coronavirus vaccines
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 02:40 pm
Kaleida Health received its first supply of COVID-19 vaccines on Monday and began vaccinations late that afternoon for physicians, nurses and staff who work in high-risk areas across the health system.
Niagara County Department of Health prepares for COVID-19 vaccination
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 10:45 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) is preparing to oversee distribution of its portion of the coronavirus vaccine.
STOP-DWI holiday season crackdown begins
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 09:55 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announces Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
Memorial receives special freezer for storing Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 11:45 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a NUAIRE minus-86-degree Celsius (minus-122.8 Fahrenheit), ultra-low temp freezer ahead of next week's anticipated delivery of 975 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Lewiston: Restoration of Frontier House begins
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 07:00 am
Mortar work began this week on the Frontier House. Abraxas Inc. of Grand Island was tasked with bolstering the exterior of Lewiston's 196-year-old "crown jewel."
Coalition speaks out against Acquest warehouse project
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 07:00 am
The group whose opposition may have helped sink Amazon's proposed Grand Island distribution center last summer is taking aim at a new warehouse that was proposed last week to replace the one that got away.
Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation, NFLPA receives $17,432 donation from Labatt USA for 'Cure the Blue' prostate cancer awareness promotion
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation, which continues to take the fight to prostate cancer through its "Cure the Blue" health care initiative, recently received a check for $17,432 from Labatt USA - which teamed up with Walmart.
Ed Croft Trio performs 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' live
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:40 pm
Filmed inside the empty Historic Taylor Theater on the Kenan Center Campus - one of the region's only live performances in recent months - The Ed Croft Trio performed "A Charlie Brown Christmas," composed by jazz great Vince Guaraldi. The live recording will be made available to the public on Dec. 11.
NCCC student advocates for accessibility at SUNY campuses
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 01:05 pm
Collin Lacki is a sophomore at Niagara County Community College studying music in hopes of pursuing a career in music therapy one day. He decided to enroll at NCCC because of the quality education he could receive at the college, while still getting a typical on-campus experience away from his home in Brocton. As a student with a disability, a quality education for Collin also meant receiving support through the accessibility services office on campus.
Memorial Medical Center suspends patient visitation
Sat, Dec 5th 2020 01:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Saturday suspended patient visitation in order to better protect and maintain the health and safety of hospital patients and staff.
Survey says: Men are more aggressive behind the wheel
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 01:25 pm
Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women.
New York to receive initial delivery of COVID-19 vaccine doses for 170,000
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York state will receive an initial delivery of enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for 170,000 residents. If all safety and efficacy approvals are granted by the federal government, the state expects to receive the vaccines - which were created by Pfizer - on Dec. 15. New York expects additional allocations of vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna later this month.
Prepare your car for snow & ice: AAA provides tips for winter car care
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:45 pm
Are you ready to drive in the snow? Is your car? AAA Western and Central New York has put together some of the best winter car care tips to make sure drivers stay safe as winter weather is in the forecast for many parts of the region.
UB donates hundreds of reusable face masks, face shields made by faculty & students to Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 01:35 pm
The University at Buffalo has donated more than 200 reusable 3-D-printed face masks and 100 face shields to the Buffalo City Mission for distribution to its clients and staff.
Erie County Department of Health outlines testing process for schools in micro-cluster zones
Tue, Dec 1st 2020 12:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) will provide use of its Division of Emergency Medical Services new limited service lab (LSL) license to schools within New York state-designated micro-cluster zones. This announcement follows extensive internal discussions about how to best support schools in providing safe testing for students and staff.
Pope Francis appoints Michael William Fisher 15th bishop of Diocese of Buffalo
Tue, Dec 1st 2020 12:20 pm
Washington, D.C., Auxiliary Bishop Michael William Fisher has been appointed by His Holiness Pope Francis as the 15th bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo in an announcement from the Vatican today at noon Rome time.
FeedMore WNY special mobile food pantry distributions respond to increased need for food assistance due to COVID-19
Tue, Dec 1st 2020 10:15 am
FeedMore WNY has added 16 additional food distributions to its mobile food pantry schedule during the month of December as a part of its response to the increased need for food assistance in the community due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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