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Flags at half-mast
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 10:40 am
In a message to Kaleida Health employees, Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, said, "As we join together as a community to fight this virus, it is important to remember that every person who lost their battle with COVID-19 was someone's loved one. These are our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, friends and neighbors."
Elected leaders working to reduce crowd sizes
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 12:35 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order extending limitations he placed on social gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19. His mandate, "which closed or otherwise restricted public or private businesses or places of public accommodation, and which required postponement or cancellation of all nonessential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations, games, meetings or other social events) ... shall be continued ... until 11:59 p.m. on April 29, 2020, unless later extended by a future executive order."
Kaleida Health continues to receive personal protective equipment donations
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 09:55 am
In a continued effort to keep its workforce safe and healthy, Kaleida Health's purchasing and supply chain teams have been relentless in reaching out to vendors and business partners to secure additional equipment, supplies and PPE for staff, providers, patients and visitors.
'We can all play a part in supporting strong & thriving families'
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 12:10 pm
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Pinnacle Community Services has kicked off its second annual campaign by painting Niagara County blue (the color of child abuse prevention) in a virtual way.
Still on 'PAUSE': Cuomo extends closures an additional two weeks
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 05:25 pm
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced all "New York State on PAUSE" functions will be extended for an additional two weeks. The governor also directed schools and nonessential businesses to stay closed for an additional two weeks, through April 29. The state will re-evaluate after this additional two-week period.
Higgins shares information on COVID-19 relief for families & students
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 03:15 pm
In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Congress has taken swift action, through three funding packages, to provide emergency relief hospitals, communities and workers.
Aquarium of Niagara tightens procedures in response to first human-to-animal transmission of COVID-19
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 11:50 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is strengthening its COVID-19 procedures in light of the news that a tiger in New York City has contracted the COVID-19 virus. This is the first known case of transmission of COVID-19 from humans to animals at an accredited zoo or aquarium.
Kaleida Health participating in experimental therapies for current patients; local eateries donate food
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 11:30 am
Eligible COVID-19 patients at Buffalo General Medical Center and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital will begin participating in a number of FDA-approved experimental therapy options as early as this week. These therapies include a clinical trial of the arthritis medication, sarilumab; convalescent plasma infusions for critically ill patients as a way of introducing antibodies from individuals that have fully recovered from COVID-19; and the use of a promising antiviral medication, Remdesivir.
Western New York Energy supplies ethanol to U.S. distilleries, global corporations for sanitizer to fight COVID-19 spread
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 11:15 am
Western New York Energy (WNYE), New York's first and only large-scale operational ethanol facility, has adapted operations to provide distilleries, technology companies and global personal care corporations in the U.S. and Canada with ethanol to produce hand sanitizer in response to the coronavirus global pandemic.
Catholic Charities: $3.75 million raised to date for Appeal 2020
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 11:05 am
Appeal Sunday, a decades-long Palm Sunday tradition, would have played out in parishes across the Diocese of Buffalo this weekend. Volunteers would greet Mass attendees at the church vestibule or ensure they were encouraged by their pastor to put their envelopes in the basket as it was passed. Although none of that will happen because of the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Charities of Buffalo is pressing on. It provided its first update on Appeal 2020.
Eichel to donate protective masks to local hospitals
Wed, Apr 1st 2020 06:25 pm
Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel has purchased 5,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) masks from hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer that will be distributed to various hospitals throughout Western New York.
1 million masks received at Kaleida Health
Wed, Apr 1st 2020 09:35 am
Kaleida Health on Tuesday announced it has received its most recent planned shipment of protective face masks. Purchased from Foam Depot Inc., the 1 million surgical/procedural masks (pictured), are the types the hospital system is using with its "universal masking" guidelines. They are available for staff and visitors to use in all of our sites, including in hospitals, long-term care and home care.
Destination Niagara USA breaks down CARES Act
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 05:15 pm
Destination Niagara USA sent the following information to Niagara County elected leaders, who are sharing it with NFP.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital holds 'blessing of the tents'
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 02:30 pm
On Monday morning, Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a "blessing of the tents" that are set up outside of the emergency department.
DiMino: Lewiston Tops has 'plenty of stuff for everybody'
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 01:10 pm
Lewiston Tops will continue to meet the needs of River Region residents, even as demand for food and supplies increases amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo extends 'New York State on PAUSE' 2 weeks
Sun, Mar 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday announced all "New York State on PAUSE" functions will be extended for the next two weeks. He also directed the state nonessential workforce to continue to work from home for an additional two weeks, through April 15. The state will re-evaluate after this additional two-week period.
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.
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.
 

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