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Episcopal Cathedral brings Cambridge & Salisbury to Buffalo, warmth to homeless
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 07:00 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, located at 139 Pearl St., Buffalo, invites all to celebrate Christmas by participating in worship experiences based on the rich and relevant traditions instituted by King's College in Cambridge, England, and Salisbury Cathedral.
Help Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission 'Feed the Falls'
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:30 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is in need of volunteers for its "Feed the Falls" Christmas program.
Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops donates $2,000 to FeedMore WNY
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:35 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops will donate $2,000 to FeedMore WNY through "Food2 Families," an annual food drive sponsored, in part, by Tops Markets. This donation is possible thanks to the Taste of Buffalo's participating restaurants, and the purchases of festivalgoers at the event last July.
$100,000 basketball card pulled from pack! One-of-a-kind Zion Williamson rookie card found at Dave & Adam's
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, a Dave & Adam's Card World customer pulled the "Holy Grail" of modern basketball cards: a Zion Williamson Panini Prizms Black 1/1 Rookie Card worth over $100,000.
Rotary Club of Buffalo brings joy to area children as Toys for Tots sponsor
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Buffalo is sponsoring a Toys for Tots collection drive. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby at the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St., Buffalo, until Dec. 15.
Education advocate Melodie Baker announces candidacy for Congress
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 06:10 pm
Veteran education advocate and Democrat Melodie Baker recently announced her candidacy for Congress in New York's open 27th Congressional District, following the resignation of Republican Chris Collins after he pled guilty to insider trading charges.
'Rockin' with Santa': A tradition of music and generosity
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 07:00 am
Music brings all sorts of people together. That's what the organizers of "Rockin' with Santa" have been doubling down on for the last 20 years in their annual toy-drive event occurring just in time for the holidays.
NFMMC Auxiliary sets 'Lighting with Love' tree
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:55 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will once again place a "Lighting with Love" tree in the upper lobby of the medical center for members of the public to decorate in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one.
New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports announces new campaign to raise awareness of available addiction services
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:45 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) announced the launch of a new media campaign reminding people of the warning signs of addiction and overdoses, and that addiction can happen to anyone. It is designed to reach people traveling for the holidays and will run through the end of December. The campaign is partially funded with money awarded to New York State under the federal state opioid response grant.
M&T Bank's 'Holiday Music Under the Dome' returns this December
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 05:10 pm
There's something magical about M&T Bank's gold dome during the holiday season. M&T Bank will again welcome local student choirs and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to its Fountain Plaza branch to celebrate the season with holiday music from Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 14.
Kaleida Health Foundation partners with Buffalo Marathon to raise funds to fight heart disease
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Kaleida Health Foundation is partnering with the Buffalo Marathon for the second year to raise funds to fight heart disease in Western New York and benefit the cardiac programs at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI).
Lew Custode contributing to Salvation Army red kettle collections
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame jazz trumpeter Lew Custode will once again donate his talents to help raise funds for this year's Salvation Army Christmas fund drive.
Higgins: $1 million-plus federal AmeriCorps grant for Mission:Ignite
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday announced Mission:Ignite was awarded a three-year $1,021,122 federal grant to oversee a program that engages AmeriCorps members in expanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills among area youth. Mission:Ignite will match the grant with $449,000, while an additional $472,000 in AmeriCorps education awards will be available to participating AmeriCorps members, bringing total investment in the program to $1.942 million.
Price Rite Marketplace announces annual 'Check Out Hunger' fundraising campaign
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Price Rite Marketplace has announced its annual "Check Out Hunger" fundraising campaign, which raises funds to benefit local food banks in communities served by Price Rite Marketplace stores across the northeast.
Conversation on compassionate public policy set for Dec. 10
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 10, the idea of compassionate public policy will be explored at a mini-conference at Niagara Falls' City Council Chambers, 745 Main St. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments and will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Daybreak coming soon to Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:20 pm
Heart, Love & Soul was founded by a prayer group from Sacred Heart Parish more than 30 years ago. Originally a pantry group, it became a place for a daily meal, and eventually moved to Ontario Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls.
Niagara University Student Government Association spreading holiday cheer in Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 02:30 pm
On Saturday, 75 future leaders from Niagara University's Student Government Association will be in the north and south ends of Niagara Falls from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to decorate for the holiday season.
Higgins: $1.625 million in federal funding to Buffalo State College projects focused on Buffalo's west side
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the award of two Department of Health and Human Services grants to Buffalo State College to prevent drug and alcohol use among youth on Buffalo's west side. Higgins is a 1985 BSC graduate.
Acclaimed 'National Geographic Live' speaker series returns to Kleinhans Music Hall
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:10 pm
The "National Geographic Live" speaker series will once again return to Kleinhans Music Hall, with two more enlightening perspectives on the world.
State Parks, DEC offer early bird savings on Empire Pass renewals for 2020 season
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation announced early-bird savings for online renewals of the 2020 Empire Pass. Customers who keep their existing card and renew online before Jan. 1 will save $15 off a single or multi-season pass. Those users who renew online from Jan. 1 to March 31 will save $10 - and any online card renewals after those dates will receive a $5 discount from the standard price.
Buffalo Zoo makes significant donation to support expansion of Indonesian rhino sanctuary
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 07:00 am
Through community fundraising events throughout 2019, the Buffalo Zoo has raised $13,500 to support the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) expansion of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announces appointment of Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner as new co-chair
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 11:25 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announced Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, president of Buffalo State College, has been appointed co-chair of the council. Conway-Turner succeeds Dr. Virginia Horvath, who served as co-chair since 2017 and who recently retired as president of SUNY Fredonia.
Niagara County native, a World War II vet & Purple Heart recipient, to be honored in Lockport
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 09:40 am
Niagara County native, World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient Everett A. Fitchlee will be honored for his military service from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Elks Lodge, 6791 N. Canal Road, Lockport.
South end housing initiative hosts Thanksgiving dinner
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
The south end housing initiative, a collaborative effort led by Niagara University through the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement to revitalize and expand housing in the south end of the City of Niagara Falls, invites residents of that area to "Gather as Partners" on Thursday, Nov. 21, for a Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC incubator, 616 Niagara St.
Community Foundation now accepting applications for 2020 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2020 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process.
Get batteries checked now: AAA announces 'Battery Bonanza Sweepstakes'
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 09:30 am
Motorists can get car batteries tested now, for free, and be entered to win $1,000.
3 neighborhood housing services rebrand and unify
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:00 pm
Three local nonprofit organizations have changed their names. West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Black Rock-Riverside Housing Services and Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services are now part of a Western New York collective called NeighborWorks Community Partners. The goal is to expand services across the state.
St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital to hold annual holiday bazaar
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 06:25 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its annual holiday bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the hospital's south (main) lobby.
Niagara Falls USA welcomes World Karate Commission Championships
Mon, Nov 4th 2019 01:55 pm
This week, Niagara Falls USA is hosting the World Karate Commission Championships at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. This internationally recognized event will bring approximately 2,000 families to the city from across the country and the world.
Alzheimer's Association, CVS Health join forces to fight Alzheimer's
Mon, Nov 4th 2019 01:55 pm
The Alzheimer's Association and CVS Health announced a three-year corporate partnership aimed at fighting Alzheimer's - a disease impacting more than 5 million Americans and 16 million caregivers across the country. The partnership is launching with an in-store fundraising campaign that will provide $10 million to support Alzheimer's Association programs, including those aimed at caregiver education, care and support, and disease research.
Colvin Cleaners needs kids coats for 24th annual 'Coats 4 Kids' program
Mon, Nov 4th 2019 01:55 pm
Colvin Cleaners is asking Western New Yorkers to go through their closets and donate gently used or new winter coats, jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for toddlers to young adults for families in need this winter season. The company is in desperate need of winter coats for children, from toddler to teens.
'Polar Bear' Days begin at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 07:55 pm
As the temperature goes down, so will the admission prices at the Buffalo Zoo. "Polar Bear Days" began Friday. Admission is $8.95 per person.
Niagara University Ostapenko Center hosts community events in support of area's youth
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 07:55 pm
Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission will host a pair of community meetings focused on the area's youth.
Awesome Buffalo is funding benches, antennas, bags & scarves
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:00 pm
Awesome Buffalo isn't like most organizations that hand out money around the Queen City. The Buffalo chapter of the Awesome Foundation, launched in 2017, funds projects of any scope, so long as they're a good idea that make the Buffalo region better.
Empire State Development: East side commercial district program information sessions
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
Empire State Development announced information sessions for the $2 million east side commercial district program, an initiative part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund. The program will provide up to $50,000 in grant assistance to commercial property owners in four commercial districts with buildings in need of exterior and interior repairs.
Wheatfield Board hears Summit Mall update
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:10 pm
Rodney Rinard, a Witmer Road resident, approached the Wheatfield Town Board at its Monday meeting to talk to the officials in regard to heavy drainage problems on his property.
Niagara County Central Rotary to hold annual 'Car Corral'
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary is holding its annual "Car Corral and Auto Parts Swap Meet" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Frontier Firehall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls. The event will give car enthusiasts a chance to meet, share and swap.
Niagara SPCA: 15,000 animals saved since becoming no-kill in 2012
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:35 pm
Niagara SPCA announced a major milestone: More than 15,000 animals have been saved since the organization became no-kill in 2012.
Special Olympics New York to hold 'Polar Plunge' on Dec. 7
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 10:10 am
Fundraising is underway for those who plan to "take the plunge" into the frigid waters of Lake Erie and raise funds to benefit the Special Olympics New York athletes in Western New York. The "Polar Plunge" event will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, at Woodlawn Beach in Hamburg. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the plunge taking place at 2 p.m.
AG James awards $800,000 to Buffalo for creation & preservation of affordable housing
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:05 pm
Attorney General Letitia James announced the City of Buffalo received a grant of $800,000 in the second round of the "Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative," which acquires and renovates distressed properties, as well as provide training and technical assistance to homeowners, and create permanent affordable housing for the benefit of low- and middle-income families.

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