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United Way of Greater Niagara launches 2020 campaign
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:50 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara (UWGN) on Friday announced the launch of its 2020 campaign, with Nicolas Maniccia (KeyBank) and Denise Abbott (DeGraff Medical Park) as this year's campaign co-chairs. Running through Nov. 30, funds raised throughout the campaign will continue to support 29 agencies focused on a spectrum of human services throughout the Niagara Region.
Panel to celebrate life of Mary Talbert, namesake of Talbert Way at UB
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:50 pm
A virtual panel discussion on Sept. 24 will celebrate life and achievements of Mary Burnett Talbert, a Buffalo resident who was famous in her time for her tireless work in advancing human rights.
The Giving Project launches 'VIP Game Day Party With Andre Reed'
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:50 am
The Giving Project has teamed up with Andre Reed in a campaign benefiting The Andre Reed Foundation. The "VIP Game Day Party With Andre Reed sweepstakes" allows fans to enter for their chance to have the greatest Buffalo Bills wide receiver of all time, Reed, pick up the winner and four guests in a limo for the ultimate game day experience at 500 Pearl.
Parkinson's Foundation to host 'Moving Day Buffalo' virtual fundraising walk
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:30 pm
"Moving Day" is a walk to beat Parkinson's disease hosted annually by the Parkinson's Foundation. It is the largest fundraising event of the year for the foundation. The ninth annual "Moving Day Buffalo" is scheduled for noon Saturday, Sept. 26. This year, however, the "walk" will be a virtual one.
WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund announces funding to support collaborative solutions to regional challenges
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
The Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund, a collaborative philanthropic effort launched in mid-March to address the COVID-19 crisis in the community, is announcing multiple grants through its "Moving Forward Together" (formerly "Build Back Better") initiative. All of the grants support coordinated efforts to meet systems change needs in the region.
Broadway Market community engagement findings presentation on Sept. 30
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 09:00 am
A Broadway Market online community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. The purpose of the meeting is to share the public input and recommendations received to help develop a comprehensive business and marketing plan for the revitalization of the iconic downtown Buffalo market. The goal is to develop the market as a focal point for the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and, eventually, as a regional attraction.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announces YPOP: Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is officially opening applications for its new development program, Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks (YPOP). This program, open to young professionals age 25-40, will provide "an enriching journey for participants, complete with networking opportunities, community-focused professional development, and unique cultural experiences within the Olmsted park system."
Buffalo Sabres Foundation to host online memorabilia auction
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team is holding an online sports memorabilia auction in conjunction with the 13th annual Sabres Foundation Golf Tournament. The auction begins at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 15, and will be held at www.Sabres.com/auctions until 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
State Historic Preservation Board recommends 18 nominations for historic places registers
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 18 varied properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, including a Hudson Valley village once famed for its violet industry, an early home in Long Island's African-American community, remnants of a 19th century canal that helped fuel the Southern Tier economy, and offices of an internationally known upstate tableware company founded by a 19th century religious community.
Young Audiences of WNY joins thousands of arts organizations & communities to celebrate National Arts in Education Week
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:45 am
Young Audiences of Western New York is joining thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 13-19.
ECMC earns 'LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer' designation
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:40 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. announced its "LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer" designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 13th edition of HRC's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). A record 765 health care facilities actively participated in the HEI 2020 survey. Of those included in the HEI, 193 earned an "LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer" designation.
Carnegie Art Center launches a 2021 calendar featuring artwork by 12 local artists
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 07:00 am
The Carnegie Art Center is selling printed 2021 calendars as a fundraiser. The calendars feature a different work of art for each month of the year created by 12 artists living and working in Western New York. Calendars can be pre-ordered on the center's website anytime and will be available for delivery and pick-up in mid-September. Sales from the calendars will support the Carnegie Art Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Buffalo Police Explorers help None Like You/We Care Outreach Center with renovations
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:50 pm
The Buffalo Police Explorer Post 638 has partnered up with the None Like You/ We Care Outreach Center to raise money for the center's renovation. The Buffalo Police Explorers raised the funds to purchase the supplies needed to clean and paint the building located at 276 Southampton St. The Buffalo Benevolent Association was one of the largest contributors.
Buffalo Prep to host voter registration event for community
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Buffalo Prep, a local nonprofit organization and partner of When We All Vote, is hosting a voter registration event on Saturday, Sept. 12, on the University at Buffalo South Campus.
HRSA awards Ryan White grant to ECMC for food pharmacy program to benefit HIV/AIDS patients
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. recently received notification from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration of a Ryan White HIV/AIDS program grant award of $147,842.
'March On for Brain Injury' moves online
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Supporters from across New York and the country are participating in "March On for Brain Injury" on Saturday, Sept. 12, an annual event hosted by the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). All proceeds from "March On" go directly to BIANYS programs and services.
Gill Creek Park offers new basketball court to neighboring community
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Gill Creek Park once again has basketball courts available for public usage. The new basketball court grand opening is set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.
Cuomo: New-ice breaking tugboat to clear ice & help prevent shoreline flooding along Niagara River
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday welcomed a new ice-breaking tugboat designated to work in the Niagara River to help alleviate shoreline flooding and reduce the likelihood of ice limiting the power production at large hydroplants along the Niagara River. The "Breaker II" joins a fleet of three boats that work every winter to install the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom - a series of 22 spans of steel pontoons that straddle the mouth of the Niagara River and work to prevent large ice formations from traveling up river.
New partnerships with SUNY schools to reduce waste and improve recycling across NYS
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 11:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced new academic collaborations with three State University of New York colleges that "will help drive solutions to benefit local and statewide solid waste management and recycling."
Call-in virtual citizen forums set for citizens to take part in Erie County community development program
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning has announced upcoming citizen forums to help determine the needs and priorities of low- and moderate-income residents residing within the Erie County Community Development Block Grant Consortium.
Buffalo Zoo resuming normal operating hours
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 02:00 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Buffalo Zoo will return to normal operating hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Guests may remain on grounds until 5 p.m. at 300 Parkside Drive.
More than $1 million awarded to aid 22 East Side commercial property owners in Buffalo
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced more than $1 million has been awarded as part of the first round of grants being made through the East Side Commercial District Program, part of his East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund. Twenty-two awardees will each receive up to $50,000 in funding for exterior and/or interior repairs to commercial properties located within four targeted commercial districts on Buffalo's East Side.
Niagara Falls: Council in the community Sept. 19
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 10:00 am
The Niagara Falls City Council will host a community outreach meeting at 9am Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Doris Jones Resource Center, 3001 9th St.
Community Action Organization of WNY President and CEO L. Nathan Hare set to retire
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:35 am
Community Action Organization of Western New York President and CEO L. Nathan Hare has announced plans to retire after serving the antipoverty agency for 18 years. Hare will continue in his post until CAO's board, led by the Hon. Craig D. Hannah, completes a national search for his successor. The board has retained Catapult Executive Consulting of Buffalo to assist with the search.
ASI opens applications for 2020-21 Arts Access program
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:55 pm
Applications are now open to renew or sign up for Arts Access, a program by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) that removes financial barriers that may prevent access to arts experiences.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Buffalo & Erie County family support groups now available online
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:45 pm
As the local community continues dealing with the COVID pandemic and the need to maintain safe public health practices, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Buffalo & Erie County is more aware than ever of the need for families to have support in coping with increasing stresses, especially for loved ones living with the challenges of mental illness.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 01:50 pm
The Niagara Region of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual permit lottery for the 2020 pheasant hunting season will take place Thursday, Oct. 1. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Substance overdose concerns spotlighted for fourth year in Lockport
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:05 am
Marked by events taking place across the world, the fourth annual International Overdose Awareness Day, sponsored by Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC), is designed to encourage expanded treatment for addicts and reduced stigma of addiction. The event is taking place locally at Veteran's Park in Lockport at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. It can also be viewed live online by individuals at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE5FpJLs_wU.
The McGuire Group, 1199SEIU & Trocaire College join forces on apprenticeship program
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:05 am
Through a workforce development in long-term care grant from New York State, The McGuire Group, 1199SEIU Upstate health care union and Trocaire College are collaborating on an apprenticeship program to help close skills gaps within the nursing workforce.
Niagara County Department of Health reports 2 rabid raccoon in Town of Royalton
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has been notified two raccoons submitted for rabies testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services, which were collected in the Town of Royalton, were confirmed positive for rabies on Friday.
GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center partners with Ingram Micro, UB Anderson Gallery, Julia Bottoms to create a mural celebrating individuals with Down syndrome
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:25 pm
A mural that incorporates artwork created by individuals with Down syndrome will help drive awareness and acceptance in the community.
AARP awards Community Challenge grant to Preservation Buffalo Niagara
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:45 pm
Preservation Buffalo Niagara has been named a recipient of a 2020 AARP Community Challenge grant; one of six grantees selected in New York.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee meeting canceled
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:35 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee will not meet Wednesday, Sept. 23, as previously announced, due to lack of business. There are no projects to vote on.
Higgins: $773,000-plus for Community Health Centers in WNY
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $773,233 in federal funding provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded to Neighborhood Health Center of WNY, Community Health Center of Buffalo, and Jericho Road Ministries to further strengthen quality improvement activities and expand quality primary health care service delivery.
Tonawanda Creek in Pendleton to reopen to two-way traffic
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 12:50 pm
Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi announced work on Tonawanda Creek Road, between Irish Road and Campbell Boulevard, is finishing up and the road will reopen to two-way traffic this Friday.
ECMC breast health program honored as top 10 submission by America's Essential Hospitals
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 07:40 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp.'s breast health program was recently honored by America's Essential Hospitals as a top 10 submission nationally. The VITAL 2020 Awards committee stated this program was "receiving high marks and extensive consideration" for its increasing breast health equity via primary care navigation program in the population health category.
Kearns: Scammers sending letters alleging underpayment of transfer tax upon real estate closing
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 06:45 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is warning Erie County residents of a letter scam where a letter, purporting to be from an employee of the "Erie County Department of Equalization," demands further payment before the end of the month of transfer tax owed to the county upon conveyance of real property. This tax is paid to the county of Erie and state of New York at the time of a real estate closing.
15th annual 'Key to the Locks' award ceremony in Lockport
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 07:00 am
The 15th Annual "Key to the Locks" award ceremony will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Lockport Locks District. The celebration will feature music by the Heenan Brothers, and the presentation of the "Key to the Locks" award at 10 am, in the Lockport Locks, accessible off Canal Street.
SBA offers online resources for small businesses to help with economic recovery
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 06:50 pm
Entrepreneurs can take advantage of free online training and other resources offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration to assist them during this period of economic recovery.
 

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