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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.
NYSEG, AAA join forces to remind drivers about dangers of distracted driving
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:05 pm
NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., and AAA New York State, an advocate for traffic safety and security, recently announced they are working together to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
HUD awards $3.5 million to Homeless Alliance of Western New York to help end youth homelessness
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $75 million to end youth homelessness in 23 local communities, including eight rural areas, across the country. HUD's youth homelessness demonstration program (YHDP) will help these communities to build local systems and will support a wide range of housing programs, including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.
Kearns to host disability awareness event
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 04:00 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special Disability Awareness Outreach Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the new Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Southgate Plaza at 1088-B Union Road in West Seneca. Those interested may utilize the Seneca Street entrance located at the backside of the plaza in the former Bon-Ton.
Lockport CARES 'urgently' seeking volunteers to staff homeless shelters
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 03:40 pm
Lockport CARES is in need of shift volunteers to help at the homeless shelters. Lockport CARES currently is at full capacity and the admission line is turning people in need away, because of lack of volunteers.
Applications available for ASI's 'Give for Greatness' granting program
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 03:20 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced application materials for its annual "Give for Greatness" granting program are live.
Higgins & Dyster: $44,000-plus federal grant for City of Niagara Falls Police Department
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 04:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster announced the city was awarded a $44,114 federal grant through the Department of Justice's Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to assist the police department in continuing to fund two part-time police liaison positions, as well as provide 16 handheld radios.
FeedMore WNY to hold mobile food pantry distributions for those affected by United Auto Workers union strike
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:15 pm
As the United Auto Workers union strike against General Motors continues, FeedMore WNY encourages affected individuals and families experiencing food insecurity or financial hardship to participate in its two upcoming mobile food pantry distributions in Lockport and Tonawanda.
Buffalo Sabres, Bogosian, Pizza Logs to provide tickets to military personnel
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced defenseman Zach Bogosian will continue the "Tickets for Troops" program to provide a pair of seats to a member of the military during every home game for the 2019-20 season. In addition, Original Pizza Logs will also donate four 100-level tickets to a local veteran who will be recognized on the ice prior to the national anthem at each Sabres home game.
Niagara University offering free Halloween events with developmental & literacy screenings for children
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:30 pm
Niagara University is offering free, Halloween and fall-themed educational events for children and families in various Niagara County locations in October.
UB H.O.M.E. loans now available to part-time university employees
Thu, Sep 26th 2019 05:10 pm
The University at Buffalo, in partnership with West Side Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., is expanding the financial incentive to UB employees considering purchasing homes in neighborhoods surrounding the university's South Campus in Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Medical Pregnancy Center banquet
Wed, Sep 25th 2019 10:35 am
The Niagara Falls Medical Pregnancy Center, Summit Life Outreach Center, will hold its annual fundraiser at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. This is the largest and highest-profile event of the year for the nonprofit center, which has been a resource for the Niagara Falls community for over 14 years.
BBB, Tops, Shred-It, AT&T & KeyBank partner for 'Secure Your ID Day 2019'
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 12:10 pm
Recent data shows identity theft and fraud continue to be problematic for consumers.
Nonprofits score Buffalo Bills VIP gameday experience from M&T Bank
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:30 am
During the 2019-20 Buffalo Bills season, M&T Bank will continue its four-year tradition of showing appreciation for hardworking Western New York nonprofits by providing unique and exciting gameday experiences through access to "The Comfort Zone."
Jacobs sponsors senior health & wellness fair
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:15 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs will host a free senior health and wellness fair with health screenings, wellness information and healthy giveaways. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 4, at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda.
Flynn, Brown, Buffalo Police encourage city residents to enroll in SafeCam program
Thu, Sep 19th 2019 08:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn was joined by Mayor Byron Brown and Capt. Jeff Rinaldo of the Buffalo Police Department to encourage citizens to participate in Buffalo SafeCam. The program seeks to promote public safety by allowing city residents to register their home and business surveillance cameras with the BPD to assist in solving crimes.
Free movie for seniors presented at Niagara University on Oct. 15
Thu, Sep 19th 2019 02:40 pm
Depression is a common problem among older adults, but is not a normal part of aging. Mental illness can be difficult to discuss and is no laughing matter. Often the best way to learn about a hard topic is through laughter.
Make your list, check it twice: Next week's best time to start booking holiday flights
Thu, Sep 19th 2019 02:40 pm
The much-anticipated Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays may still be months away, but the best time to book flights for these busy travel weeks is quickly approaching. In fact, a recent analysis of AAA Travel's flight booking data from the past three years revealed Sept. 25 marks the start of the best booking window for air travel around both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
HAL looks at D-Day
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled, "D Day, the Greatest Landing in Modern Military History." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Ortt holds public health forum on industrial wind
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 09:35 am
On Tuesday, Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt held a public forum to investigate the public health impacts of industrial wind on the communities they are located. At this event, Ortt hosted professionals in the fields of public health, acoustics and audiology who presented information on industrial wind turbines and the impacts they had on the communities in which they were located.
'Countdown to Election Day: What you need to know before you vote'
Tue, Sep 10th 2019 09:40 am
Early voting is just one significant election law change taking effect this year. The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara will present updates in a program titled "Countdown to Election Day: What you need to know before you vote." The free program will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
Collaborative Oktoberfest planned for downtown Niagara Falls USA
Mon, Sep 9th 2019 01:50 pm
It's time to raise your glasses and give "Prost," as members of the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association (DNFBA) host a collaborative Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, Sept. 28.
UB receives $1.35 million grant to expand addictions care in WNY
Mon, Sep 9th 2019 01:20 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received a $1.35 million grant to increase the number of behavioral health professionals treating opioid and other substance use disorders in Western New York.
FeedMore WNY encourages community to attend 'Plate Expectations' as a way to give back during Hunger Action Month
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:35 pm
FeedMore WNY is seeking participants to attend "Plate Expectations 2019," taking place at the new Resurgence Brewing Company, located at 55 Chicago St., Buffalo, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Presented by Wegmans, guests will enjoy food and beverage samples, auction items and raffles, a wall of wine, and balloon pop games of chance.
WellNow Urgent Care adds Department of Veterans Affairs TriWest to its network
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:10 pm
WellNow Urgent Care - one of New York's fastest-growing urgent care providers - has added Department of Veterans Affairs TriWest to its network of accepted insurance plans. Through this partnership, WellNow Urgent Care has been named a VA-authorized urgent care provider where veterans can receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.
Women United of Niagara to host 'An Evening with JoAnn Falletta' on Sept. 18
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:45 pm
Women United of Niagara will host an "Evening with JoAnn Falletta" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. This is the first event of the group's "Spotlight Series," an ongoing program that will highlight the accomplishments and community endeavors of notable women in Western New York.

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