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Niagara Pride announces winners of Niagara County High School GSAs grants to promote LGBTQ+ diversity
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 12:45 pm
In 2022, Niagara Pride Inc. launched a new initiative with the goal of aiding Niagara County high school gender/sexuality associations (Gay/Straight alliances, or GSAs, for short) to create programming, by offering several $500 grants.
Western New York Independent Living offers free rides to polls for voters with disabilities
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 03:20 pm
Continuing the community service it has offered for years, the Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies is enabling citizens with disabilities to participate in the electoral process by offering free, curb-to-curb rides in its vans - one standard and one wheelchair-lift-equipped - to polling places in Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties.
Car accident attorney William Mattar kicks off November with 'Rescue a Shelter Animal,' pet photo contest, partnership with WNY Food 4 Paws
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:40 am
William Mattar law offices has kicked off its annual "Rescue a Shelter Animal" campaign, which has been raising awareness and support for years. The campaign, which takes place throughout November, "highlights the importance of rescuing an animal from a local animal shelter or rescue organization, or supporting them through donations and volunteering."
Hochul announces 5-year plan to aid New Yorkers with developmental disabilities
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities has completed a five-year strategic plan to help strengthen supports and services for New Yorkers.
Niagara Falls police seek information on shooting
Tue, Nov 1st 2022 02:10 pm
Monday at approximately 6:40 p.m., the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the area of Vanderbilt Avenue and DeVeaux Street for a report of shots heard. Upon arrival, officers located a 23-year-old Niagara Falls man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen and his elbow.
Buffalo Sabres partnering with ConnectLife for November blood drive
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres are partnering with ConnectLife for a monthlong blood drive in November. All presenting donors will receive a voucher good for two complimentary tickets to an upcoming Buffalo Sabres game.
State Parks to host information session on extension of crow's nest project
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 01:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host a public information session regarding the expansion of the crow's nest walkway and viewing platform. The meeting will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the training room at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3180 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls. A formal presentation is slated for 6:30 p.m.
History Center to present program on WNY connection to Titanic
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 07:00 am
At 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, the Niagara History Center will present "Western New York Connections to the Titanic" at the Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport.
Local baseball organization fundraising to donate meals to veterans
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 12:15 pm
For the second consecutive year, the 716 Patriots Baseball Organization, in coordination with BBQ Weider's, will host a chicken barbecue fundraiser. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the George W. Lamm Post, 962 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County offering new suicide survivor's support group
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 12:15 pm
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County is adding a new suicide survivor's support group to its offerings. The new group will meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Niagara County Community College in Building E, Room 106, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Niagara County Department of Health encourages communities to protect themselves against the flu - especially this season
Wed, Oct 26th 2022 05:55 pm
It's fall, and influenza (flu) season is here again. The flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. The virus also may spread when people touch something with flu virus on it and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth. Flu can cause severe illness, hospitalization and death. Anyone can get the flu, and serious problems can occur at any age.
Restaino to release proposed budget
Wed, Oct 26th 2022 10:15 am
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino will release his proposed 2023 budget in the City Council Chambers at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.
EPIC, Say Yes Buffalo partner to bring Strong African American Families Program to WNY
Wed, Oct 26th 2022 09:55 am
EPIC - Every Person Influences Children and Say Yes Buffalo are partnering to bring the Strong African American Families Program to Western New York.
Novelist & journalist Omar El Akkad at BABEL Nov. 10
Tue, Oct 25th 2022 03:30 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center welcomes novelist and journalist Omar El Akkad to Buffalo on Thursday, Nov. 10, for a lecture and conversation at Kleinhans Music Hall, continuing the 2022-23 BABEL Author Series. The event begins at 8 p.m., with doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at
New York Farm Bureau to host 'Focusing on the Future of Northeast Agriculture' conference in Buffalo
Tue, Oct 25th 2022 03:30 pm
Registration is now open for a special conference titled "Focusing on the Future of Northeast Agriculture: Adapt. Advance. Achieve." It will be held Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo. The event will focus on the changing climates impacting farmers: business, market and weather patterns.
DEC: Nearly $640,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant funding now available
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for nearly $640,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant funding to help rural fire departments protect public safety and natural resources. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15.
Last week to register for upcoming civil service exams
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 03:50 pm
Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey said this is the last week for candidates to sign up for several upcoming civil service exams. Those interested in exams for caseworker, clerical II, correction officer and social services worker must submit an application by this Friday, Oct. 28. The exams will be given Dec. 10.
American Legion Band of the Tonawandas to appear at Cardinal O'Hara High School Performing Arts Center
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 07:00 am
The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas will hold a Veterans Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Cardinal O'Hara High School Performing Arts Center, 39 O'Hara Road, Tonawanda. Tickets are $14 at the door or $12 in advance at the following outlets:
Leadership change at Shea's
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 11:00 am
Shea's Performing Arts Center board of trustees on Friday announced Michael G. Murphy is no longer its president. Murphy led Western New York's premier musical theater venue for six years.
Catholic Health hosts career event for new Lockport Memorial Hospital
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:55 pm
Catholic Health is hosting a special career event for those interested in being a part of the health care team at the future Lockport Memorial Hospital - a campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital. Two information sessions will be held: from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24; and from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the New York Beer Project, 6933 Transit Road, Lockport.
Tatler to host fashion show
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:55 pm
The Tatler Club is hosting a fashion show at the historic Peter A. Porter Mansion, 6 Fourth St., Niagara Falls, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
Two-part series will offer communication strategies for Alzheimer's caregivers
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Residents in the north towns who are caregivers for people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias can learn helpful communication strategies during a two-part series in Lockport run by the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. The caregiver series will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 67 Saxton St.
Niagara County awarded $1.3 million from Department of Justice to fight substance abuse
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH) has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the federal Department of Justice to support its efforts in the battle against substance abuse and overdoses.
Niagara Falls City Market hosts 'Artisan Day' initiative to help promote historic venue
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
The Niagara Falls City Market will host what organizers hope will be the first annual "Artisan Day at the Market." This event is set for Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 779 E. Market St.
USAN announces completion of Third Street rehab project in Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) announced 466 Third St., in Niagara Falls, is now complete, adding value to the Third Street business district, and providing new residential and commercial opportunities.
Operation Christmas Child sets Nov. 14-21 as drop-off dates
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:50 am
More than 4,500 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan's Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21.
UB: Update from university police on Friday's tragic incident on north campus
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:25 am
University at Buffalo Police continue to investigate the fatal stabbing that occurred at Moody Terrace roadway near Richmond Quad (Ellicott Complex) on north campus Friday evening.
Wine and Chocolate Festival returns to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 07:00 am
The Summit Federal Credit Union will sponsor the fifth Buffalo Wine and Chocolate Festival on Saturday, Nov. 12, at The Powerhouse, an historical, 22,000-square-foot space nestled in the heart of industrial Buffalo.
Fire on Lockport Road in Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:50 pm
At 6:14 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Fire Department crews responded to a fire at Myles Scrap Yard at 5501 Lockport Road. Multiple vehicles on the southwest section of the yard were on fire. Because of the location, it took several hours to bring it under control, due to the difficulty getting equipment back to the area of the fire.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces new director of development
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:30 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the hiring of Krystina Burow as the new director of development. Burow brings to the organization more than 13 years of experience as a nonprofit executive in multiple facets of development, such as building relationships, strategic planning and fundraising events.
NFMMC to host 'on-the-spot' hiring event
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host an on-the-spot hiring event for registered nurses from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd. Representatives from various departments of the medical center, including intensive care, behavioral health, emergency services, surgery and cardiology, will be on hand to provide information, accept applications, and conduct open interviews.
Canisius College: Presidential inauguration of Steve K. Stoute set for Oct. 22
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:40 pm
Canisius College will celebrate the formal installation of Steve K. Stoute as its 25th president during an inauguration ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Koessler Athletic Center, located at the corner of Main Street and Delavan Avenue. A reception will immediately follow. Both the inauguration and reception are open to the public.
Niagara County Central Rotary presents annual 'Car Corral and Auto Parts Swap Meet'
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:00 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary will present the annual "Car Corral and Auto Parts Swap Meet" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Frontier Firehall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls. Admission is $5. Children under age 12 are admitted free.
Palace Theatre program to feature Cold Spring Cemetery
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 07:00 am
Linda Lee, vice president of the board of trustees of Cold Spring Cemetery, will present a program at the Lockport Palace Theater at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17.
Special Olympics New York 'Polar Plunge' is back
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 07:00 am
Special Olympics New York will once again take on the chilly waters of Lake Erie to raise funds and awareness for the local athletes of Special Olympics New York. The two-day "Buffalo Polar Plunge," presented by Towne Automotive Group, is designed to bring thousands together for one reason: inclusion.
Domestic violence exhibit on display in Niagara County Courthouse
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 05:15 pm
Niagara County is displaying the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier's domestic violence exhibit in the rotunda of the Niagara County Courthouse now through Oct. 14 as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The display features the stories of domestic violence victims - "Voices of a Survivor" - paired with black and white photos - "Visions of Strength."
As October kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Kennedy announces $100K state grant for GiGi's Playhouse
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 10:30 am
New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy joined GiGi's Playhouse Buffalo Executive Director Emily Mondschein on Thursday to celebrate the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month by delivering $100,000 in state funding for the center.
6 to receive special awards at 50th annual Black Achievers Gala
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 09:25 am
On Friday, Oct. 7, Black Achievers Inc. will honor 50 individuals when it hosts the 50th annual Black Achievers Awards Banquet.
Indigenous Peoples' Day to be celebrated at Niagara Falls State Park
Wed, Oct 5th 2022 01:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host the second annual Indigenous Peoples' Day, with the raising of the Six Nations Wampum by the Niagara River Haudenosaunee Dancers. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara County Office for the Aging to host Medicare community meetings
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 04:05 pm
Niagara County will host a series of community meetings regarding Medicare choices for seniors in 2023, as well as other health care program options, according to Darlene DiCarlo, director of the Niagara County Office for the Aging. The annual Medicare enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

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