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Niagara County clerk: Federal government delaying enforcement of REAL ID requirements for 2 more years
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 04:20 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday said the federal Department of Homeland Security is delaying enforcement of REAL ID requirements by 24 months, from May 3, 2023, to May 7, 2025. At that time, one will need a REAL ID to board any domestic flights, enter a military base and access certain federal facilities. 
Polar Plunge weekend in Buffalo raises a record-setting $450,000 for Special Olympics New York
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:15 pm
More than 1,000 individuals, students and sponsors raised a record-setting $450,000 for Special Olympics New York over the weekend by running into the freezing waters of Lake Erie. The 2022 Buffalo Polar Plunge was held Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at Woodlawn Beach State Park.
Help support 'Tidings of Joy' this holiday season
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:15 pm
The REACH (Restorative Environments Allowing Children Hope) division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth and young adults ages 7-24 in Niagara County and other neighboring counties.
'Restore the Shore'
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 01:25 pm
Imagine this: A few years from now you will reminisce. You might tell stories of times when you explored, swam and fished the shores of Lake Ontario or Lake Erie, and your children ask: "Why can't I swim in the lake? Why can't we eat the fish we caught?"
IRS announces tax relief for severe winter storm and snowstorm in New York
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 11:25 am
Victims of New York severe winter storm and snowstorm beginning Nov. 18, 2022, now have until March 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced Friday.
Jingle Falls USA: 'SantaCon Bar Crawl' returns to downtown Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 10:25 am
Jingle Falls USA will wrap up for 2022 on Saturday, Dec. 10. In addition to the family-friendly activities on Old Falls Street earlier in the day, a "SantaCon Bar Crawl" will take place in the downtown corridor from 4-10 p.m.
Hochul highlights continued success of 'Operation Hardhat' enforcement initiative to protect workers in highway work zones
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies issued a record 3,062 tickets from April 1 to Nov. 17 as part of Operation Hardhat.
Mayor Brown joins American Medical Response to celebrate EMT graduates of award-winning 'Earn While You Learn' program
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
Mayor Byron Brown on Tuesday joined American Medical Response at the graduation of 13 new emergency medical technicians. The EMTs are graduates of AMR's award-winning "Earn While You Learn" program. This graduating group was the first that included a formal class on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), which was taught by Buffalo's chief diversity officer, Chantele Thompson.
BestSelf Behavioral Health, Park Edge Sweet Shoppe partner to support Child Advocacy Center
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
Community-based behavioral health organization BestSelf Behavioral Health has partnered with Park Edge Sweet Shoppe for its third annual "Warm Hearts" promotion to benefit the Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf (CAC).
Give thanks for good health by donating blood or platelets
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 07:00 am
As many gather for Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks.
Empire State Development: NOVAIR USA to expand manufacturing operations in Niagara County
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 04:00 pm
On Tuesday, Empire State Development announced NOVAIR USA, a leading manufacturer of on-site gas production systems, plans to add 12 jobs and invest more than $1 million in its North Tonawanda plant. The investment will be used to expand operations and develop new products.
Hochul announces historic arts funding to record number of artists and organizations
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced nearly $45 million in grant awards through the New York State Council on the Arts.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to bring Jim Kelly, Cami Clune & Joshua Vacanti to tree-lighting event
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 03:20 pm
The resort will host its annual holiday tree-lighting starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30. Santa Claus will be on the scene, and he will have plenty of special helpers, including NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, along with Billy Buffalo and other guests.
Add an ornament to Christmas/holiday tree in memory of a person who died from COVID-19
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 03:20 pm
The holiday season can be difficult at times. For those who have lost a loved one to the coronavirus, these first holidays without them can be especially heartbreaking.
The Harlem Globetrotters bring 2023 World Tour to Buffalo
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike's Subs is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world's winningest team!
Catholic Charities seeking Santa's Workshop donations, recipients & volunteers
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
'Tis the season of giving and the Ladies of Charity elves at Catholic Charities Santa's Workshop are seeking donations, recipients and volunteers to help brighten the holidays for children in need throughout Western New York.
'Coffee with Chris' and Mayor Robert Restaino
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.
Diamonds in the Ruff benefit
Mon, Nov 28th 2022 07:00 am
Diamonds in the Ruff animal rescue will hold a vendor fair/basket raffle from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Main-Transit firehall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Event includes 20 local artisans selling holiday items, dog apparel, Buffalo Bills items and much more. Basket raffle incudes high-end items. Raffle ticket sales close at 3 p.m.
American Diabetes Association: Tour de Cure 2023 rides in Finger Lakes & Capital regions
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Riders from across upstate New York will reunite for the 2023 American Diabetes Association (ADA) Tour de Cure next June. The ADA has announced that two full-scale, in-person events are scheduled, based on enthusiasm from current and projected participants.
Community invited to 'Messiah Sing-in'
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
The Lockport Ward of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a "Messiah Sing-in," a new Christmas event for the local area. The event comprises a select group of choruses and a couple of solos. It offers a way for singers and audience members to remember past personal performances or events, as well as a chance to raise their voices and "make a joyful noise to the Lord."
All-WNY Christmas Tree 'Untrim the Tree' project raising funds for Roswell Park patients, 'Ride for Roswell'
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
You might not think that the beginning of November is too early for holiday music, but is setting up the Christmas tree that early a little too soon? One Western New York couple thinks it's never too early to deck the halls if it's for a good cause.
American Legion Band of the Tonawandas to appear at Cardinal O'Hara High School PAC
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Cardinal O'Hara High School Performing Arts Center, 39 O'Hara Road, Tonawanda.
Start of construction on $23 million affordable & supportive housing development in Buffalo
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction on the Apartments at the Lyceum in east Buffalo.
USAN, Savarino announce completion of Tugby-Lennon in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:05 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and Savarino Companies - a Buffalo-based construction, development and property management firm - have completed the restoration and redevelopment of the historic Tugby-Lennon block at 320-324 Niagara St., Niagara Falls. The block consists of three attached historic structures located in the heart of Niagara Falls, steps from the Seneca Niagara Casino, the developing Third Street neighborhood, and just minutes from Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara County taking part in correction officers recruitment pilot program
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:00 pm
As Niagara County prepares to recruit its next round of corrections officers, it is taking part in a state pilot program that will score candidates on baseline criteria like training and experience, and eliminate the need to take a civil service exam.
Lottery urges New Yorkers to 'Gift Responsibly': Scratch-off games are not for children
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:00 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission's Division of Lottery is once again joining lotteries and public health organizations around the world to raise awareness about the risks of gifting lottery tickets to children. The campaign is organized by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Center for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University.
Buffalo History Museum hosts back-to-back free days this weekend
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 06:55 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will welcome guests for back-to-back free days this holiday weekend, with "Train Day" on Friday and the "Holiday Maker's Market" on Friday and Saturday.
Buffalo 'Sabres Holiday Angels' program returns for 2022
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 06:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with Child & Family Services for the return of the "Sabres Holiday Angels." The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.
Alzheimer's Association offers tips for holiday travel for families facing Alzheimer's
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Holiday travel can be hectic for us all, but it is especially challenging for families impacted by Alzheimer's. For these families, even short trips during the holidays can be stressful and disorienting.
Record-setting Powerball jackpot delivers more than $100 million to New York
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 03:20 pm
Even though the record-setting $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot was claimed in California, ticket sales leading up to the Nov. 7 draw generated more than $100 million combined for New York's public schools and Lottery retailers.
Hochul directs DFS to help expedite claims in response to historic winter storm
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 03:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday directed the Department of Financial Services to issue temporary adjuster permits to qualified out-of-state independent insurance adjusters, in order to expedite insurance claims in light of the winter storm impacting the Buffalo and Watertown areas.
Niagara PAL to add costume contest to 'Santa Dash 5K'
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 07:00 am
Featured for the fifth annual Niagara PAL "Santa Dash 5K" on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls, will be the holiday/winter-themed costume contest for all runners. Cash awards will be given for the best costumes. Runner awards will be given for the top three finishers in the respective categories, with long-sleeved T-shirts presented to the first 150 runners.
West Side Community Services and Every Bottom Covered open West Side Diaper Bank
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 02:40 pm
Earlier this week, local elected representatives joined executives from West Side Community Services and Every Bottom Covered to open a new diaper bank for west side families.
Jericho Road 'knocking down barriers' at Vive Shelter Main Street location
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 02:40 pm
Wearing hard hats and goggles, Jericho Road leaders, supporters and contractors embarked on renovations to Vive Shelter's new Main Street location by knocking down the first barriers earlier this week.
ABC News Digital announces 'Buffalo: Healing From Hate'
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 07:55 pm
ABC News Digital debuts "Buffalo: Healing From Hate," a series that chronicles the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, which claimed the lives of 10 people. The project tells the story of the Buffalo community's path to recovery since the racially motivated attack on May 14. ABC News Digital published a collection of stories, videos and photographs on Nov. 14 to mark the six-month anniversary.
Higgins: Informational session with Alzheimer's Association of WNY for family caregivers of loved ones dealing with memory loss
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 05:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York to host an informational luncheon in recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month & Family Caregivers Month.
'Kenan Christmas Village' ushers in holiday season
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:15 pm
"Kenan Christmas Village" is once again planned in celebration of the 41st annual Kenan Arts Council holiday gift show on Nov. 19 and 20. A family-focused event, "Kenan Christmas Village" will offer a variety of activities to kick off the holiday season. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
NFPD investigating shooting
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:00 pm
Just after 12:30 on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 10, Niagara Falls Police responded to a house in the 2700 block of Falls Street for a report of a person shot. Officers located a 21-year-old female victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was treated on the scene by the Niagara Falls Fire Department and AMR, and was transported to ECMC where she is listed in serious condition.
Community Foundation announces information sessions, deadline for 2023 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds application process
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:20 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is accepting applications for the 2023 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 2.
Community outreach office opens for Kensington Expressway project in east Buffalo
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:15 am
Earlier this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a community outreach office has officially opened for the Kensington Expressway project at 878 Humboldt Parkway, in the City of Buffalo, to further opportunities for public engagement as planning for the project to reconnect the community along the Kensington Expressway in East Buffalo continues.
 

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