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The GreenFields Continuing Care Community to host 3rd annual Chiavetta's BBQ to support Alzheimer's Association WNY Chapter
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 05:00 pm
Things certainly don't look the same, but one thing hasn't changed: the debilitating impact of Alzheimer's disease. The recent months have not made things any easier - the pandemic has caused isolation, loneliness and grief for too many families. The work of the Alzheimer's Association has never been more important, as it continues to provide resources to those facing the long days and nights of Alzheimer's disease.
History Center's annual Oktoberfest postponed until 2021
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 03:05 pm
Due to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, the History Center of Niagara is postponing its annual Oktoberfest celebration until next year, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.
M&T Bank donates $25,000 to FeedMore WNY to combat food insecurity during coronavirus pandemic
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 03:05 pm
FeedMore WNY, formerly the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY, announced a $25,000 donation from M&T Bank to support COVID-19 response efforts benefitting local children and older adults.
National Grid celebrates Lineworker Appreciation Day
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:25 pm
If ever you wonder who's behind keeping your lights on, especially during the challenges of the pandemic, the answer is National Grid's electricity field force. These men and women are a special group of people who perform extraordinary work in some of the toughest conditions. Never has their commitment to our customers been more tested than now and their unwavering support and willingness to go above and beyond continues to make us proud to once again celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day (which was July 10).
Silo City to get goatscaping treatment, makeover as part of pilot project for The Riverline
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 03:15 pm
A team of Let's Goat Buffalo goats has deployed to the campus of iconic Silo City, one of Buffalo's most notable landmarks. The pilot project is aimed at eliminating invasive mugwort and is sponsored by the Western New York Land Conservancy as part of its ongoing effort to develop The Riverline in downtown Buffalo.
Higgins: Federal funding supporting personal protective equipment for fire departments in East Amherst & Hamburg
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 10:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal funding to the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department and the Swormville Fire Co. to help these first responders protect communities from COVID-19. Hamburg received $4,161.29 while Swormville, serving Amherst and Clarence, was awarded $3,265.76.
Niagara County: Farmers market coupons available
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:55 pm
Beginning Thursday, July 16, the Office for the Aging will begin distributing farmers market coupon booklets at sites throughout Niagara County.
National Grid asks customers to continue to reduce electricity use in Snyder, Amherst, Eggertsville & portions of Buffalo
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:10 pm
National Grid is asking approximately 6,000 customers in parts of Snyder, Amherst, Eggertsville and in an area near the Buffalo VA Medical Center to continue to reduce unnecessary electricity use, as crews work around the clock to repair damaged electricity equipment at nearby substations. The request is being made as a precaution and includes a second outbound call to customers in the impacted areas requesting reduced usage.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awarded $516,000 Grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to support small home-based child care providers
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:00 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced a $516,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to support small home-based child care providers through the Small Grants for Small Children program.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum reopens for 2020 season
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will reopen for the 2020 season on Wednesday, July 8. The museum was forced to keep its doors shut due to COVID-19 restrictions, but received permission to open as part of phase four of "New York Forward" reopening guidelines.
Buffalo History Museum announces annual Red Jacket Award recipients
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 10:50 am
The board of managers of The Buffalo History Museum has named community leaders Jake and Katie Schneider recipients of its annual Red Jacket Award. The board will present the awards at the Red Jacket Awards ceremony on Oct. 8.
HEAP remains available for customers facing financial difficulties
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:45 am
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. announced HEAP has been extended through Aug. 31, 2020, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.
EPIC & PARENT Network of WNY launch 'Parent Leadership Series'
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:45 am
EPIC-Every Person Influences Children announced its upcoming "Parent Leadership Series," in collaboration with Parent Network of WNY. The series is funded by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, which provides support for low-income individuals and families, as well as persons with special needs in New York.
Gas prices remain flat despite holiday travel
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:15 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.18, which is 1 cent higher than a week ago. One year ago, the price was $2.76. The New York state average is $2.25, 1 cent higher than last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.88.
Northern Border Caucus co-chairs Higgins & Stefanik lead bipartisan push for US & Canada to develop framework for phased reopening of border
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:00 am
As the nation headed into what would typically be a busy weekend for cross-border travel, Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), co-chairs of the Northern Border Caucus, were leading a push for the U.S. and Canada to develop guidance that prepares for reopening while the border is under its current shutdown.
Niagara Falls opens City Hall
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 11:15 pm
City Hall is now open to the public with some changes as a result of COVID-19.
Kenmore broadcasting company proud to welcome home 'The Sound of The City,' WEBR radio 1440-AM, to WNY
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:20 pm
Radio station WEBR is making a comeback to its hometown of Buffalo, at 1440 on the AM dial. After a 27-year absence, this historic "Buffalo Born" radio station looks to have a strong reemergence on local airwaves, which will be music to the ears of Western New Yorkers who could not find any trace of the classic standards from the "Great American Song Book" anywhere on the AM or FM dial.
RTO Wireless, Microsoft working with Niagara Orleans Regional Alliance to address rural broadband gap
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:00 pm
An innovative collaboration with several partners will increase internet access by means of public Wi-Fi hotspots for dozens of rural towns in Niagara and Orleans counties, according to Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey and Orleans County legislator Lynne Johnson, who are co-chairs of the Niagara-Orleans Regional Alliance (NORA). Deployment is already underway.
UB research team receives grant that could change the approach to treating alcohol addiction
Wed, Jul 1st 2020 10:10 pm
A multidisciplinary team of University at Buffalo researchers has received a nearly $184,000 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to develop a reliable measure of recovery capital, a potentially powerful instrument that could drastically change how clinicians and other health and human service providers treat people recovering from alcohol addiction.
Higgins: $2M+ in federal funding for Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Wed, Jul 1st 2020 10:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced two federal grants totaling $2,061,984 to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for snow removal equipment at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The grants were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration, under the U.S. Department of Transportation.
William Mattar kicks off 5th annual 'In the Heat Check the Seat' safety awareness campaign
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 05:15 pm
William Mattar law offices announced the kick-off of its fifth annual "In the Heat Check the Seat" campaign to raise awareness of the heatstroke-related tragedies that take place when children and animals are left in hot motor vehicles.
NYS launches New State Parks Explorer mobile app for visitors
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 05:05 pm
On Tuesday, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation marked the beginning of the summer season by launching a new mobile app for smart devices to provide visitors and prospective visitors useful information about the variety of destinations and activities available throughout the Empire State's parks and historic sites.
Botanical Gardens reopening to the public
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 01:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced Tuesday it will reopen to the public on July 15, with early access to members on July 8. A press release noted staffers can't wait to be #BackUnderTheDome.
AAA offers safe summer travel tips
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:25 pm
Independence Day is almost here and many travelers whose plans have been altered due to the impact of COVID-19 may be looking for local destinations to quench their pent-up desire to travel. AAA's travel forecast was released last week (June 25) and predicted road trips are the summer travel trend this year with motorists making up 97% of all summer travel.
CEL graduates 24 emerging minority and women entrepreneurs
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:10 pm
Cassandra Ott, owner of Cassandra Ott Art & Design, has been named Protégé of the Year by the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program, a joint venture by the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies.
Niagara County to hold mask, hand sanitizer giveaway in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:05 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Tuesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold a giveaway event in Niagara Falls to provide free masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.
Phase 4: So, what about gyms, malls & movie theaters?
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 03:30 pm
At a Monday morning press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced air conditioning filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating capable of filtering COVID-19 particles or similar air exchange measures will be mandatory for large mall reopenings.
'Fuccillo Feeds the Front Lines': Grand Island dealership supports first responders
Sat, Jun 27th 2020 07:00 am
Ronnie Mansour had one word to describe his exuberance of the successful "Fuccillo Feeds the Front Lines" promotion being held this month: "HUUUGE," bellowed the general manager of Fuccillo Chevrolet on Grand Island in his best Billy Fuccillo Sr. voice. His team delivered enough meals from the Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub to feed more than 100 members of the Island's police and fire departments on June 18.
State landmarks to be lit in recognition of Pride Weekend
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 05:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced landmarks across the state will be lit in honor of Pride Month and the LGBTQ community, including the spire of One World Trade Center, the Pershing Square viaduct, the Kosciuszko Bridge, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the marque at the front of Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center, the SUNY Central Administration Building, the State Education Building, the Alfred E. Smith Building, Niagara Falls and the State Fair Exposition Center and LED boards featured at the State Fair main gate.
WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund seeking ideas from nonprofits to address challenges magnified by pandemic
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:15 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, released a request for ideas (RFI) this week to seek out visionary concepts from nonprofit leaders to address challenges the community is facing due to COVID-19, coupled with the persistent challenges of racial inequities.
NCSO: Unemployment scam warning
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:10 pm
Acting Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti would like to notify residents about a newly reported scam using New Yorker's personal information to file fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits.
DEC joins Great Lakes states & Canadian provinces to announce 2nd annual 'Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz'
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with seven Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces, announced the second annual "Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Landing Blitz," a regional campaign to inform boaters and others about the risks of introducing and spreading these invasive pests. During this coordinated outreach effort, partners throughout the Great Lakes region will be educating the public at hundreds of water access sites from June 28 to July 5.
#AdoptAPupInACup: De Dee's Dairy puts shelter dogs in ice cream cups to help them get adopted
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:45 am
Niagara County SPCA has teamed up with De Dee's Dairy in Niagara Falls on a brand-new #AdoptAPupInACup campaign to help raise funds and get shelter dogs get adopted.
Niagara County Clerk Jastrzemski: More services opening
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 05:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Wednesday announced additional services provided by the county clerk's office would be reopening on Monday, June 29, including appointments for all DMV transactions at the Niagara Falls location, as well as appointments for the Veterans Service Agency and the Pistol Permit Office.
State Parks releases final scoping document for statewide greenway trails plan
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 02:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning announced the release of the final scoping document for the Draft Statewide Greenway Trails Plan and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS).
'New York Forward' provides details on phase 4
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 11:50 pm
The "New York Forward" website has begun to detail the fourth phase of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan. Western New York is expected to enter this stage on Tuesday, June 30.
DEC issues fire danger warning
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 04:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos urged New Yorkers to practice the utmost safety when burning wood and brush outdoors during recent dry conditions. Although the state's prohibition on residential brush burning ended in May, fire danger still exists.
Higgins: Nearly $15,000 for NeighborWorks Community Partners Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 04:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced NeighborWorks Community Partners Niagara Falls will receive a $14,969 grant through the U/S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's housing counseling program.
Erie County DA's Office warns public about potential charges for setting off illegal fireworks
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 12:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn is reminding residents that setting off fireworks is not only dangerous and disruptive, but also an illegal activity.
MLK Jr. Park splash pad officially opens for summer 2020 season
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 09:45 am
Safe summer fun has arrived as decade-long partners the City of Buffalo, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announce the opening of the MLK Jr. splash pad at the historic Humboldt Basin.
 

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