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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Hochul encourages New Yorkers to prepare households for severe weather
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York state, and is encouraging New Yorkers to take steps to prepare themselves and their households for severe weather.
Koolulam, the global mass singing experience, to hold event at Asbury Hall
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 03:40 pm
Koolulam, the global mass singing experience, is coming to Asbury Hall at 8 p.m. May 9, thanks to a University at Buffalo faculty member who is an expert on the benefits and delights of collective song performance. The evening also has a research component that includes an opportunity for attendees to make a few bucks in addition to having a great time.
2nd annual 'Bollywood Night & Scholarship Dinner'
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 12:40 pm
The Bridge Niagara Foundation, together with Naz716, announced the return of the "Bollywood Night & Scholarship Dinner" for its second year, "promising an evening rich in cultural heritage," organizers said. This event will take place starting at 5 p.m. May 11 at the Wheatfield Senior Center.
WNY Pride 5K fun run & LGBTQ+ wellness fair set to kick off Pride season 2024
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 12:40 pm
The unofficial kickoff event for Pride season is back and bigger than ever, the WNY Pride 5K fun run/walk and LGBTQ+ wellness fair. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, on the grounds of SUNY Niagara, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
NYSEG and RG&E announce assistance available to help customers with unpaid bills
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 12:40 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) want to help customers find relief for unpaid bills for their electricity and/or gas service. The winter restrictions on service disconnections have ended, meaning customers with a financial need for help with unpaid bills should act now to keep their service on.
Council for Older Adults in Niagara County spring conference
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 08:45 am
Greg Olsen, acting director of the New York State Office for the Aging, will keynote the Niagara County Council for Older Adults (COA) spring conference. Olsen oversees the agency's day-to-day operations and the administration of federal and state-funded programs designed to assist more than 4.6 million older adult residents in New York.
National Fuel employees volunteer for 3rd annual 'Days of Doing'
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 09:10 am
In recognition of Earth Day and Earth Month, on Monday, April 22, through Wednesday, April 24, more than 700 National Fuel employees will provide approximately 2,300 hours of volunteer service across the company's New York and Pennsylvania service territory during "Days of Doing" (DOD), an annual, three-day, companywide event.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2024 coming to Ellicott District
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) - Buffalo 2024 is taking place once again in the City of Good Neighbors. This year, over 1,200 volunteers will serve 100 families with free home repairs in the Ellicott District from July 20-27.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper hosts WNY-wide 'Spring Sweep' for waterways
Wed, Apr 17th 2024 06:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is once again leading the "Spring Sweep," the largest single-day cleanup across Western New York, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20.
Northtown Subaru donates more than $34,000 to Buffalo City Mission as part of Subaru Share the Love event
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 04:20 pm
On Tuesday, Buffalo City Mission received a $34,617.50 donation from Northtown Subaru as part of Subaru's annual Share the Love event.
Fantastic Friends of WNY holds annual special needs prom
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 02:15 pm
Together with the D'Youville University occupational therapy department, Fantastic Friends of WNY hosted a special needs prom on Friday at the South Line Firehall in Cheektowaga. This year's event was sponsored by MERJ Fleet Services and hosted by South Line Volunteer Fire Co.
Buffalo man pleads guilty in 2 separate cases for burglarizing west side home and assaulting firefighters
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 12:05 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 43-year-old Titus D. Smith of Buffalo pleaded guilty on Friday afternoon before Acting Erie County Court Judge Jaharr S. Pridgen to felony charges in two separate indictments.
Buffalo leaders visit Montgomery Legacy Museum
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:15 am
Fifty-two Buffalo community advocates spent two days last week at the museums of the Equal Justice Initiative as a way to learn about and bring home strategies for racial healing and equity.
WNY Films, Arts, and Media joins forces with NAACP in support of 5th annual Niagara Falls Juneteenth Festival
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:15 am
West New York Films, Arts, and Media, in collaboration with The SUNY Buffalo State University Chapter of the NAACP, has announced a collaborative effort aimed at "empowering the upcoming fifth annual Niagara Falls Juneteenth Festival celebration."
April 30: Child Advocacy Center of Niagara co-hosts seventh annual Walk to End Child Abuse
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:15 am
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara (CAC), a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC), and Focus on Families, will co-host the seventh annual Walk to End Child Abuse.
Hochul announces progress toward transforming Buffalo's Commodore Perry Homes into 'vibrant, affordable' housing development
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 10:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced progress toward redeveloping the Commodore Perry Homes in Buffalo's First Ward neighborhood into a 27-building, all-electric housing development with 405 affordable homes. After closing on financing, the project is set to begin its first phase of construction - the demolition of the existing, vacant, 24-building development - on Monday.
FeedMore WNY Foundation announces spring plant sale fundraiser
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 10:35 am
The FeedMore WNY Foundation's popular plant sale is back in time for spring planting and Mother's Day gifts.
Niagara University, M&T Bank host lab to support multicultural small businesses
Thu, Apr 11th 2024 02:00 pm
Niagara University has partnered with M&T Bank to bring a multicultural small business innovation lab to Niagara County.
Niagara Military Affairs Council advocating for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station at Defense Communities Conference
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 11:00 am
The Niagara Military Affairs Council (NMAC) is gearing up to represent the interests of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) at the upcoming Association of Defense Communities conference in Washington, D.C., this week.
Babies have eclipse debut
Mon, Apr 8th 2024 04:50 pm
Babies born at Catholic Health's Sisters of Charity Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo this past weekend and today, including Theodore and Vivian pictured here, are modeling the latest in solar eclipse baby gear, including a onesie that says, "Hello darkness my old friend."
Nusantara Arts Indonesian Culture Center open house & Kartini Day celebration
Mon, Apr 8th 2024 09:35 am
Nusantara Arts Indonesian Culture Center will host an open house and Kartini Day celebration from 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Nusantara Arts Performance Center, 51 Colonial Circle Buffalo (entrance on Lafayette).
EPA, DEC launch statewide environmental justice listening tour
Mon, Apr 8th 2024 07:00 am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced a series of environmental justice listening sessions to support and enhance meaningful engagement with communities with environmental justice concerns.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to host premier fundraising gala on April 26
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 10:05 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has announced its 2024 "Strengthening Community Gala" is planned for April 26 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Construction about to begin on $2.3 million intersection improvement project at Warrens Corners
Thu, Apr 4th 2024 06:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced work is about to get started on a $2.3 million project to enhance safety and improve traffic flow at the intersection of State Route 104 (Ridge Road) and State Route 93 (Townline Road) - which is commonly referred to as Warrens Corners - in Niagara County.
Niagara County offices closed Monday, April 8
Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 06:50 pm
Niagara County Manager Rick Updegrove today announced that all Niagara County office buildings and offices will be closed Monday, April 8, for the solar eclipse, with the exception of the Board of Elections. Some essential employees will still be required to report.
Niagara County announces 'Inspire a Well Niagara' campaign
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 01:00 pm
In preparation for Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH) Deputy Director Myrla Gibbons Doxey announced the launch of the "Inspire a Well Niagara" campaign in partnership with the Community Network of Care (CNOC) for Children & Families in Niagara County and the Niagara County Opioid Task Force public awareness subcommittee, both of which she co-chairs.
The Terrace at Delaware Park partners with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper for 'Happy Hour for a Cause'
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 10:05 am
The Terrace at Delaware Park announced Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper as its community partner for "A Happy Hour for a Cause" (5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 4) and for April's "Cocktail for a Cause."
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 04:35 pm
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding drivers of the dangers of distractions behind the wheel.
SBA announces Buffalo Small Business Week award winners
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 09:35 am
Victoria Reynolds, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Buffalo district office, announced today the names of five SBA Small Business Week award winners from the 14 westernmost counties of New York.
American Medical Response offers solar eclipse viewing safety tips
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 09:20 am
On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over the City of Buffalo at approximately 3:18 p.m.
Russell J. Salvatore sponsors annual Ovarian Cancer Project geranium sale
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 07:00 am
Local philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore is sponsoring the Ovarian Cancer Project's annual geranium sale.
Following advancement of Kensington Expressway project, Hochul unveils details of phase 2 study to begin this year
Thu, Mar 28th 2024 07:00 pm
Following federal approval for the Kensington Expressway project to move forward, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an upcoming study for a phase two on potential future enhancements along the Kensington Expressway corridor in east Buffalo will also examine options for a reimagined Scajaquada Expressway in Buffalo.
Jury finds Buffalo man guilty of manslaughter for fatally stabbing woman inside her apartment
Thu, Mar 28th 2024 06:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a jury has found 46-year-old Otis L. Johnson Jr. of Buffalo guilty of one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony). Jurors rendered their decision late yesterday afternoon after less than two hours of deliberation following a five-day trial, convicting the defendant of the only count in the indictment against him.
DEC offers new online resource for novice hunters and sponsors of mentored hunts
Wed, Mar 27th 2024 04:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced a new online resource both for new hunters and organizations offering mentored hunting opportunities. It said this tool will connect novices with experienced hunters who will help them develop the skills needed to be safe and successful when afield.
Free admission to state parks, lands, campgrounds & historic sites for New York veterans, Gold Star Families
Wed, Mar 27th 2024 04:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that, beginning Monday, April 1, New York state veterans and Gold Star Families will have free access to parks, campgrounds, day use areas, historic sites and recreation areas through the expansion of the Lifetime Liberty Pass program.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee to meet
Tue, Mar 26th 2024 03:50 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3160 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls.
Defendant sentenced in Amherst home invasion case
Tue, Mar 26th 2024 12:35 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 37-year-old Jason K. Evans of Depew was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 20 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Over a million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have arrived!
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 01:10 pm
Get ready, WNY! Something extraordinary happened over the weekend - and it involves Girl Scout cookies - lots of them. Over a million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have arrived, just in time for their cookie season and booth sales.

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