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Niagara Falls Community Development releases revised draft 2019 action plan
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:55 pm
The City of Niagara Falls Community Development Department (NFCD) has released its revised draft 2019 action plan per the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 2019 allocations for the City of Niagara Falls Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs. The revised draft 2019 action plan adjusts the funding levels from the draft 2019 action plan unanimously approved by Niagara Falls City Council on March 6.
Tesla brings electric vehicle test-drives to Buffalo
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:55 pm
Tesla, in conjunction with Tesla Owners Club New York State (TOCNYS), will bring a fleet of new Tesla vehicles to demonstrate the technology of the most popular EVs on the market, including Model 3, to Western New York. This free test drive event, open to the public, takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the parking lot facing Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant, 4401 Transit Road, Clarence.
6 Thursday programs to explore solutions for future of City of Niagara Falls
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:20 pm
A six-week series, "Imagining a More Livable Niagara Falls - Exploring Solutions for the Future of the City," initiated by a group of local activists joined by the City of Niagara Falls and the New York State Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (Partners for a Livable Western New York - Western Region of CNU-New York), will be presented on consecutive Thursday evenings beginning May 2. The program is designed to focus on the built environment and livability of the city.
What's new for Dyngus Day Buffalo 2019: Longer parade route, Grammy-winning polka king & 'Dyngus Dash'
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:30 pm
It's only one week away from Dyngus Day 2019. On Monday, April 22, Buffalo - the "Dyngus Day Capital of the World" - will welcome hundreds of thousands of people to the historic Polonia district to share in the post-Lenten bash that celebrates spring, shows off Polish pride, promotes playful banter with pussy willows and features the top polka bands in the nation.
Erie County DA hosts community conversation to educate youth on gun violence
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department, Buffalo Public Schools and Say Yes Buffalo, hosted the first "Community Conversation Regarding Gun Violence" at Bennett Community School Campus.
NYSDOT announces start of $6.3 million project to rehabilitate seven bridges on I-990 in Erie County
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 04:10 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced the start of construction on a $6.3 million project to rehabilitate seven bridges on northbound Interstate 990 in the Town of Amherst.
'Boom Days Buffalo' schedule released
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:35 pm
"Boom Days Buffalo," an annual celebration of spring marking the removal of the ice boom, is happening from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, April 27. in multiple venues throughout the Old First Ward neighborhood in Buffalo. The full list of events, times, and locations can be found at All events are free and open to all.
Niagara Falls: Participatory budgeting 2019 idea sessions announced
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls residents are welcomed to directly plan, and then vote, on how public dollars are spent as part of the Niagara Falls Community Development participatory budgeting process.
FeedMore WNY announces spring flower sale
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:50 pm
FeedMore WNY is holding a spring flower sale in partnership with Lavocat's Greenhouse and Nursery. The fundraiser will accept orders until Friday, April 26. A portion of the proceeds will benefit FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels Program, which provides nutritious food and friendship to homebound seniors and disabled individuals.
Kearns encourages lifesaving donations; reminds motorists April is Donate Life Month
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:50 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns is again teaming up with Unyts and the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD) during Donate Life Month to increase enrollment in the New York State Donate Life Registry.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation schedules annual golf fundraiser
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's annual golf raffle will take place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. All proceeds will benefit individuals with developmental and other disabilities who are supported by Intandem.
Gooch vows to fight against new tax on bags
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 01:45 pm
On Monday, Republican 7th District Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch voiced his opposition to implementing a new tax in Niagara County.
Opioid overdose rescue (Narcan) training & awareness event set
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:05 pm
In an effort to provide education and awareness around the opioid epidemic, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, in cooperation with the Niagara County OASIS (Opioid) Task Force public awareness/involvement subcommittee, will offer a free opioid overdose (Narcan) training from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Hartland Bible Church, 8110 West Ave., Gasport.
Niagara Falls traveler advisory
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced a traffic signal study is scheduled to begin on US Route 62, Walnut and Ferry avenues, in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, traffic control changes will occur.
Niagara County Youth Bureau accepting applications for summer food service program
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 03:35 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau will return as a sponsor for the 2019 summer food service program (SFSP), which ensures children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs (NSBP and NSLP, respectively) throughout the school year.
Niagara County: Federation's annual congress to be held April 27
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:15 am
The Niagara County Federation of Historical Societies will present its annual congress from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Sanborn Historical Society.
Bowling fundraiser on April 7 to benefit Ride for Roswell
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:10 pm
It started with an idea: have an afternoon of bowling to raise funds toward the Ride for Roswell. After a chance encounter between a bowling aficionado and legendary restaurateur Russell J. Salvatore, the idea turned into so much more.
New York Power Authority fishing piers to open for season on April 1
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 12:15 pm
The New York Power Authority fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of NYPA's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant in Lewiston, will open for the season Monday, April 1 (weather-permitting).
Meanwhile, in Niagara Falls ...
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
It was a busy Thursday in downtown Niagara Falls.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee releases 2019 schedule
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has released its schedule of remaining 2019 meetings.
Memorial event to help area residents 'Get Back on Track' for better health
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host a "Get Back on Track" event from 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St., Niagara Falls.
Niagara County announces new web portal for civil service exam applications
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:25 pm
Niagara County announced it has implemented a new, web-based civil service examination application process. The new portal allows prospective employees to fill out civil service examination applications via the internet. The site replaces the hardcopy paper applications used in the past.
Niagara County's annual spring career fair is March 27
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 11:05 am
The Niagara County Workforce Development Board, in partnership with Niagara's WorkSourceOne, will hold its annual spring career fair on Wednesday, March 27, at Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Hiring representatives from more than 60 businesses will be on-hand, hoping to fill positions in a broad cross-section of local industries.
Community Foundation opens competitive grants process for Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 01:20 pm
The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is accepting grant applications for its 2019 granting cycle. The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and awards annual grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within the eight counties of Western New York that specialize in the classical arts sector.
'Aliens of the Sea' on display at Aquarium of Niagara fundraiser
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara presents "Savor Del Mar," celebrating "Aliens of the Sea," its new jellyfish exhibit. The venue's premier wine and food fundraising event will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
Canal Corp., Buffalo Maritime Center unveil new phase in building of replica of historic Erie Canal boat
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 01:25 pm
The construction of a replica of the packet boat used by Gov. DeWitt Clinton to travel from Buffalo to New York City to open the Erie Canal in 1825 took a major step forward on Thursday, with the start of a painstaking, age-old process that will create the template for reimagining this historic wooden vessel.
'Basket Bonanza' is Save-a-Pet's annual basket raffle
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 11:40 am
Save-A-Pet of Niagara County will host its ninth annual "Basket Bonanza" on Sunday, March 24, in the 4-H building at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. Doors will open at noon, with ticket sales ending at 3 p.m. and the drawing commencing at 3:30 p.m.
UB medical school establishes an institute for educators
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 10:25 am
From their first day on campus, students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo experience active learning classrooms, open "learning landscapes" and advanced simulation facilities, all aimed at providing them with a state-of-the-art medical education.
DEC issues annual guidance to avoid conflicts with coyotes
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued its annual guidance on preventing conflicts between people and coyotes as winter gives way to spring.
Niagara University launches esports club
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 02:50 pm
Niagara University students have a new way to engage with each other while developing strategic thinking, teamwork, collaboration, and goal-setting skills: esports. The competitive form of computer gaming is fast-growing on college campuses nationwide, with more than 100 institutions currently participating.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 6th annual Spark Awards winners & finalists
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) announced details of its sixth annual Spark Awards presented by M&T Bank. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Hotel Henry located at the Richardson Olmsted Complex.
Memorial announces primary care expansion
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 07:00 am
A trio of primary care physicians will soon be joining the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, again expanding the availability of care at its six outpatient sites.
Buffalo Sabres, Coca-Cola team up to benefit Roswell Park
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team will partner with Coca-Cola and Delaware North to raise funds for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Sabres' games on March 4 vs. the Edmonton Oilers, March 14 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins, and March 31 vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Niagara County Pride to hold countywide LGBTQ health fair
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 12:50 pm
On March 14, Niagara County Pride will host its first LGBTQ health fair. The event is an opportunity for individuals in Niagara County to learn about medical and health services from local providers who either offer services focused around the unique needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and/or who are affirming and supportive of LGBT patients and clients.
Kindzia announces candidacy for Niagara County Legislature
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 04:40 pm
Stephanie Kindzia, a longtime Lewiston resident, announced she is seeking a seat on the Niagara County Legislature in the 2nd District. Kindzia, a registered member of the Independence Party, will be making her first run for public office.
Mental Health Advocates of WNY to host annual dinner at [email protected]'s
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) will host its 57th annual dinner and auction beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the [email protected]'s. This is the MHA's signature event and biggest fundraiser of the year.
Smartphones help UB researcher better understand nature of depression and anxiety
Thu, Feb 21st 2019 08:50 pm
Decades of research into anxiety and depression have resulted in the development of models that help explain the causes and dimensions of the two disorders.
Niagara Ministerial Council president to speak at Memorial's 12th annual Black History Celebration
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:15 pm
The Rev. Raymond Allen, pastor of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church and the president of the Niagara Ministerial Council, will be the keynote speaker Friday, Feb. 22, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's 12th Annual Black History Celebration.
Niagara County offers free, evidence-based health workshops
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 12:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free workshops throughout Niagara County for individuals with any ongoing health condition (for example: arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain or high blood pressure.
Collins announces application period for SAFER grant program
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 05:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins announced the application period for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. Administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the SAFER grant program is designed to help local fire departments and emergency management service providers to increase or maintain the number of trained, "frontline" firefighters available in their communities.

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