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Collins to speak at Memorial's 13th annual Black History Celebration
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:00 am
Dr. Katherine Collins, a member of the New York State Board of Regents, a radio host for Women's Health 107.3 and 1400 and an adjunct professor in the department of professional studies Ph.D. program at Niagara University will be the keynote speaker Friday, Feb. 28, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's 12th annual Black History Celebration.
Lewiston Choraleers present Easter program at area churches
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter program at four area churches March 28-29 and April 4-5. The program will feature a cantata titled "Once Upon a Tree" by Pepper Choplin. It depicts the passion and intensity of Holy Week events, starting with Palm Sunday to Good Friday and finally Easter.
HUD announces nearly $75,000 to help Tuscarora Nation support more affordable housing
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:05 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced more than $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants to Native American Tribes in 38 states. Funding is distributed to eligible tribes and their tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to carry out a range of affordable housing activities in their communities.
Breast Cancer Network of WNY donates $20,000 to support research
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:45 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) has donated $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester to support the coalition's breast cancer research initiative.
Girls to explore worlds of information technology, startups at free event
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
Girls who dream of becoming information technology whizzes or starting a business will have the chance to learn from more than a dozen women who have succeeded at doing just that at "She Started IT," an event designed to inspire and encourage girls to pursue careers in those fields.
NCCC explores space
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
As part of the "Faculty Keynote Series" at Niagara County Community College, Dr. Matthew Clarcq will present a lecture, "To the Moon and Back Again: The Space Race, Buffalo-Niagara and the Impossible Task." The event will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Room E-140 on the Sanborn campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
NYPA Power Vista observes Black History Month with special performance Feb. 22
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:40 pm
The New York Power Authority will observe Black History Month with a special Feb. 22 performance by the African American Cultural Center at its admission-free Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road.
AAA Western & Central New York's top travel destinations for February break
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:10 pm
Even though it has been a mild winter, many families are looking to escape Western and Central New York for February break! Some travelers are taking a long weekend for the President's Day holiday while many families are taking advantage of mid-winter break from area school districts to escape for the whole week.
NCCC hosts event to help victims of violence, trauma
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
For the second time in two years, NCCC will be hosting SUNY's "Got Your Back" comfort bag preparation volunteer event for those fleeing from violence and trauma.
File tax returns for free at Western New York assistance sites
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 04:50 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced it's partnering with multiple colleges in Western New York to offer free electronic tax preparation and filing resources to students, faculty and members of the community. Those with income of $69,000 or less in 2019 may be eligible to file their federal and state taxes at one of the Tax Department's free tax assistance sites.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee releases 2020 schedule
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 04:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has released its schedule of remaining 2020 sessions. Meetings will be held at 11 a.m. - only if there are new business items to review. Dates include: Wednesday, March 25; Wednesday, June 17; and Wednesday Sept. 23.
Pulitzer-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson visits Buffalo on March 18
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 12:25 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2019-20 BABEL season continues with celebrated writer Marilynne Robinson on March 18 at Kleinhans Music Hall, beginning at 8 p.m.
Groundbreaking renovations to Family Promise of Western New York
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:15 am
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, has broken ground on critical upgrades to its shelter facility, which will allow the program to double in capacity. Improvements will include major capital upgrades to the building, including a fire safety system, new family units and additional bathrooms.
Higgins announces grant opportunity for local fire departments
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 12:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period is now open. He invited local fire departments to apply.
'The Art of Suffrage' exhibit coming to Kenan Center
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 11:55 am
"The Art of Suffrage" exhibit will be on display at the Kenan Center in Lockport from Feb. 9 to March 29. The multimedia exhibit celebrates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification with artifacts from the collection of local activist Mary Brennan Taylor as the centerpiece. The collection includes ephemera such as magazines, buttons, post cards, sheet music and more from the 72-year period when trailblazing suffragists fought for their right to vote.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health's nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a pair of free diabetes self-management workshop. The series is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Dale Association-Lockport, 33 Ontario St.; and at 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls.
March of Dimes receives $200,000 grant from Health Foundation for Western & Central New York
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 01:15 pm
March of Dimes, the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies, recently announced its latest collaboration with the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York aimed at reducing preterm births and improving maternal and infant health in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Syracuse. The agency said premature birth is the largest contributor to infant death in the U.S., and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years.
Greenway: State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 02:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, to vote on funding for a project being proposed by State Parks. The meeting will be held at the Niagara Region Administration Building in Niagara Falls State Park and is open to the public.
DEC: Anglers' report confirms New York's world-class freshwater fishing
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 01:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the state's world-class fishing opportunities continue to draw anglers from near and far to New York's many productive freshwater sportfisheries. New data on angler effort, patterns, preferences and attitudes was released as part of DEC's statewide survey of freshwater anglers, which helps DEC assess both the biological and human dimension aspects of managing New York's freshwater fisheries.
Discover 'The History and Mystery Surrounding the Spalding Mill'
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 12:55 pm
The first in a collaborative series of four free programs with The Niagara County Historical Society and the Historic Palace Theater will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at The Historic Palace Theater, 2 East Ave, Lockport. Dr. Scott Geise will present "The History and Mystery Surrounding the Spalding Mill."
Higgins: $95,000 for art & cultural programs In Western New York
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 12:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal grants totaling $95,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts for Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Albright-Knox, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, CEPA Gallery, and Explore Buffalo.
Niagara Falls State Park announces Native American handicraft lottery
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:30 am
Applications for the 2020 Native American handicraft sales permits are available for the summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara SPCA releases external audit results; no findings of animal mistreatment
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:30 pm
The Niagara SPCA recently underwent an external audit completed by Barbara Carr, former CEO of the SPCA Serving Erie County and currently a senior shelter consultant. The entire report is posted on the Niagara SPCA website ( Below is a summary of some of her recommendations.
Laura Pennington Gawel joins Pinnacle Community Services as president & CEO
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 04:05 pm
As it begins its 125th year in service to the community, Pinnacle Community Services has announced Laura Pennington Gawel will now lead the organization as president and CEO.
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 03:10 pm
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $56,000.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pledges a primary care appointment within 7 days after leaving hospital
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 12:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has launched the start of a seven-day pledge program to connect its patients to primary care within seven days of their hospital discharge from Memorial or an emergency room visit at Memorial. The program guarantees a follow-up appointment with a NFMMC primary care provider at one of Memorial's six primary care locations.
ESD: Applications accepted for new community-based real estate development training program on Buffalo's east side
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 12:00 pm
Empire State Development announced applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class of the community-based real estate development training program, which teaches east side building owners and community members how to plan for and implement a commercial real estate development project.
Driscoll: With cashless tolling, don't wait to sign up for E-ZPass
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 06:55 am
The Thruway Authority is moving ahead with a proposal to adjust tolls on the Thruway beginning Jan. 1, 2021 -- the first since 2010 -- after we have converted to cashless tolling system-wide by the end of 2020. I want to further clarify what this means for motorists in Western New York, and how the proposed changes will impact our customers.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo accepting letters of intent for 2020 competitive grant process
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for its 2020 competitive grant process through 4 p.m. Feb. 3. Interested organizations should read the detailed guidelines/additional information before submitting a letter of intent. A link to the guidelines can be found at
Memorial Medical Center awarded accreditation
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a Comprehensive Center accreditation by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. A MBSAQIP accreditation formally acknowledges NFMMC's commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients.
Registration opens for Cycle the Erie Canal 2020
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 02:35 pm
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York and "take in the rich history of the legendary canal that transformed America." The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 12-19.
John R. Oishei Foundation gives major gift toward Lockport's Palace Theatre renovation efforts
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 02:35 pm
The Historic Palace Theatre has received a $100,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation in support of its "Act II - A Grand Restoration" renovation project. This gift will support the Palace's larger $3.3 million "Act II" project.
Community Missions to host re-gifting party for upcoming Sweetheart Dinner
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 02:35 pm
After the holidays, everyone is stuck with a gift or two that they just cannot use. Community Missions is giving everyone an opportunity to put those gifts to work for good, and throwing a party, too!
Erie County Fair is 3rd largest In US; largest east of Rockies & 12th largest overall fair in North America
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
A ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the largest county fair east of the Rocky Mountains, the third-largest county fair in the U.S., and 12th-largest fair overall in North America in 2019. The ranking of fairs, based on attendance, is published annually by The Top 50 fair list includes all county and state fairs, exhibitions and rodeo shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Buffalo Sabres reschedule Saturday's matchup to accommodate Buffalo Bills playoff game
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the start time for the team's game against the Florida Panthers this Saturday, Jan. 4, at KeyBank Center has been changed from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. The game will be televised on MSG and can be heard on WBEN 930 AM instead of WGR 550 AM, due to Buffalo Bills programming.
NCCC to host 23rd annual Tech Wars
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:30 am
Niagara County Community College will host the 23rd annual Tech Wars competition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. This day boasts more than 700 competitors from over 20 middle and high schools in 20-plus categories. The half-day event consists of robotic competitions, seismic building design, bridge design, parametric modeling and architectural design, among other specialties.
Free rabies vaccination clinic scheduled in north Buffalo on Jan. 29
Fri, Dec 27th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein recently announced the date for a free mid-winter rabies vaccination clinic. The Erie County Department of Health has scheduled this event for 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the North Buffalo Community Center, located at 203 Sanders Road, off Colvin Boulevard in north Buffalo.
Niagara University to welcome Disney Institute back to Niagara Falls
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara University will host the Disney Institute and bring elements of the professional development course, Disney's Approach to Business Excellence, to Niagara Falls on Thursday, March 12. The event will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
West Herr Subaru supports FeedMore Foundation of WNY through 2019 'Share the Love' event
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 02:50 pm
If you are shopping for a vehicle this holiday season, you have the opportunity to help feed your neighbors in need. The FeedMore Foundation of WNY is participating in the 2019 Subaru "Share the Love" event as a member of Meals on Wheels America - one of four national charitable partners supported through the campaign.
Niagara River ice boom approaches
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:10 pm
Installation of the ice boom for the 2019-20 ice season is planned to begin as early as today, weather permitting.

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