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State funding to assist Asian American community organizations across New York
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced $10 million in awards for organizations providing services to Asian American communities that were disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Univera Healthcare accepting Community Health Award applications
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:15 am
Nonprofit organizations in Western New York can apply for Univera Healthcare's Community Health Awards, which the company is offering to help fund health and wellness programs in the region. The application period opened Thursday and closes Monday, March 17. Applicants can submit for award applications up to $5,000.
First Black woman in space to share her story at Buffalo State March 1
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 08:05 pm
Mae Jemison, the first Black women to travel in space, will share her trailblazing story on Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in Buffalo State College's Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall. Jemison was invited to campus as its 2022 Diversity Speaker in honor of the college's 150th anniversary and Women's History Month. The ticketed event is open to the public.
Parkinson's Foundation offers 'Parkinson's Revolution' in Buffalo
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 08:50 am
The Parkinson's Foundation will present "Parkinson's Revolution," an indoor cycling event, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Revolution Buffalo, at 1716 Main St., will be the host spin studio, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Niagara Falls: Temporary traffic change, street closure for film production
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 03:00 pm
Portions of Third Street in Niagara Falls will be subject to intermittent closures Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 16-17, while production crews film in the area. The closures will affect Third Street between Niagara and Ferry streets. Niagara Falls Police will be in the area directing traffic.
Catholic Health Facebook Live event series presents 'Way to Wellness: Inside the Dish'
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 12:15 pm
In honor of American Heart Month, Catholic Health is hosting a special Facebook Live event, "Way to Wellness: Inside the Dish," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. It features Trinity Medical WNY cardiologist Eram Chaudhry, M.D., and celebrity chef Darian Bryan.
Brown announces 'Girls' Long Table Talk,' an empowerment session featuring Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Barbara Lark
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 12:15 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown urges young women, ages 13-19, to participate in the Girls Run the World Committee "Girls' Long Table Talk," which will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Shea's 710 Theatre.
Attorney general's office of special investigation opens investigation into civilian death in Buffalo
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:50 am
The New York Attorney General's Office of Special Investigation has opened an investigation into the death of a civilian who died on Saturday, following an encounter with a member of the New York State Police (NYSP).
Second arrest in McKinley High School investigation
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:50 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Monday announced a 17-year-old male from Buffalo was arraigned before Youth Part Justice Kelly Brinkworth on one count of attempted murder in the second degree (class "B" violent felony), one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class "C" violent felony) and one count of assault in the second degree (class "D" felony).
NYPA designated a Smart Energy Provider by American Public Power Association
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:05 am
The New York Power Authority has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating a commitment and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation and environmental initiatives that support the goal of providing safe, reliable, low-cost and sustainable electric service.
Buffalo History Museum seeks nominations for annual awards
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:05 am
The Buffalo History Museum is asking community members to nominate candidates for the Red Jacket, Owen B. Augspurger and Daniel B. Niederlander awards, which will be presented later this year at the Red Jacket Awards Ceremony.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara looks for community help to reach $590,000 annual campaign goal
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 10:20 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara's 2022 annual campaign began Thursday. Collectively, the association is seeking the community's support to help reach its fundraising goal of $590,000 by April 7.
First woman to assume command of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Wed, Feb 9th 2022 04:25 pm
The 914th Air Refueling Wing will welcome its new wing commander, Col. Lara B. Morrison, during an assumption of command ceremony scheduled at the base on Saturday.
NFMMC announces plans to build MRI imaging center
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The John R. Oishei Foundation has awarded a $400,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in support of NFMMC's capital campaign to acquire a 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, to be housed in a newly built center on memorial's 10th Street campus.
National Fuel Gas Company Foundation announces $220,000 in grants to community nonprofits
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., recently held its quarterly meeting and approved grants totaling $220,000.
Alzheimer's Association forum to address health disparities, outline path to equity in Black community
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 02:10 pm
In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer's Association, along with African American strategic partners, will host a virtual forum, "Alzheimer's and Dementia Conversations: Listening to the Voices of the Black Community," at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.
AARP tax prep services in Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 02:10 pm
During the tax season, AARP will provide income tax preparation services for those individuals 55 years of age and older.
Niagara Falls Fire Department has pair of weekend blazes
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to two fires over the weekend. On Friday, a call at 9:32 p.m. reporting a structure fire, at 764 16th St., resulted in firefighters finding a two-story wood structure fully engulfed in flames. Upon extinguishing the fire, crews entered the building and found it was clear. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Buffalo Museum of Science debuts 'Antarctic Dinosaurs: The Exhibition' with sold-out first weekend
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 11:55 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science opened the doors to "Antarctic Dinosaurs: The Exhibition," presented by M&T Bank, to a sold-out first weekend. The touring exhibit from the Field Museum in Chicago allows Western New York visitors to touch real fossils from Antarctica, see full-sized dinosaur replicas and learn about scientific expeditions that led to these discoveries.
On World Cancer Day, Higgins leads House effort to increase federal funding to fight cancer
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is leading an effort to support substantial federal investments in cancer research, prevention, screening and treatment. Higgins serves as co-chair of the bipartisan House of Representatives Cancer Caucus along with Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, Derek Kilmer and Mike Kelly.
Hochul: $57 million upgrade of affordable housing development in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the start of a $57 million "substantial" rehabilitation of an affordable housing development in downtown Buffalo. The planned renovations at McCarley Gardens Apartments are said to improve energy efficiency and enhance overall quality of life for 149 families, while maintaining affordable rents.
Taste of Buffalo to award scholarships to local foodservice & hospitality students
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award four recipients with a $500 scholarship to be applied toward non-tuition expenses, such as room, board, books and fees. At least one scholarship will be awarded to a student in the City of Buffalo.
Buffalo: Brown urges residents to follow winter & alternative parking to aid with street salting, plowing
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown urged City of Buffalo residents to follow winter parking and alternate side parking regulations to aid with snow removal and first responder access as a possible snowstorm moves into the region.
Memorial Medical Center expands gastrointestinal program
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has expanded its gastrointestinal (GI) services for residents of Niagara County by purchasing equipment that will allow for wireless testing and monitoring to evaluate esophageal function.
Marcene Robinson named 2022 president of local PRSA chapter
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Marcene Robinson as president for 2022. Robinson heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
'Economic gardening' program comes to Niagara County
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development on Tuesday announced the addition of "economic gardening" to its list of economic development programs. In partnership with Invest Buffalo Niagara, Niagara County is offering this program to second-stage companies that are looking to accelerate growth.
Luke Baecker named chair of 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced Luke Baecker, CPA, CGMA, a fund administrator at Roofers Local No. 74 / 203 Benefit Funds, has been elected chair of the festival's board of directors. He will lead planning efforts for the 39th annual event, which takes place on July 9-10 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Grants available for roadside markers commemorating history in New York state
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 01:55 pm
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation announced the next round of its New York State Historic Marker Grant Program officially opened Monday. This roadside marker program commemorates historic people, places, things or events in New York within the timeframe of 1740-1922.
Author explores 'Thunder Snow of Buffalo'
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:10 am
October is typically an autumnally moderate weather month in Buffalo. In October of 2006, however, Buffalo was hit with a surprise storm that shook the city.
Guest speakers for 'Coffee with Chris'
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:10 am
Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio will have guest speakers for his next three "Coffee with Chris" events. The first half hour will be topical and the second half will be an open forum where no topic is off the table.
Higgins: $50,000 for Squeaky Wheel
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center has been awarded a $50,000 American Rescue Plan grant through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Ryan joins local library advocates to highlight needs for budget season
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 05:10 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined officials from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library at the Crane Branch Library to highlight the importance of distributing digital inclusion grants funded in last year's budget, and restoring library construction funding slated to be cut in this year's budget. The Crane Branch is currently undergoing a major, multiphase construction project with funding supported by state library construction aid.
Buffalo Bills & Sabres announce 'Better Together'
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:35 am
As Black History Month begins, the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres announce "Better Together," a One Buffalo fundraising initiative to benefit organizations that are fighting food insecurity in Black and African American communities.
New local program for those living with dementia and their caregivers
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:35 pm
The Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter is launching a limited series focused on providing educational tools and other resources for those living with a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or another form of dementia.
Empire State Development: Bison Bag Co. will expand operations, creating new jobs in Niagara County
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:15 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced Bison Bag Co. Inc. has outgrown its current space and will build a 45,000-square-foot addition at its facility located at 5404 Crown Ave., in the Town of Lockport.
LW1 Operator, Niagara Refining receive NYPA economic development award
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved economic development awards to three companies that will create 79 new jobs and spur nearly $46 million in capital investments. The NYPA board awarded two Erie County businesses with low-cost hydropower allocations - generated at NYPA's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston - and one St. Lawrence County business with funding through the Northern New York Power Proceeds program.
$‚Äč1.5 million federal grant to combat human trafficking
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) on Tuesday announced a three-year federal grant totaling $1.5 million awarded to Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force (WDTF).
HEALTHeLINK releases 2021 report to the community
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, was formed in collaboration with the local health care community to support hospitals, physicians, health plans, public health organizations and others in improving the efficiency and quality of care. As highlighted in the HEALTHeLINK 2021 report to the community, that spirit of partnership continues with a focus on improving the HIE foundation and enhancing the services offered to its participants.
Trini Ross to speak as part of Black History Month events at Buff State
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
Trini E. Ross, U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, will deliver a talk at Buffalo State College as the 2022 MLK speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Burchfield Penney Art Center's Tower Auditorium in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. The event, which is also part of the college's 150th anniversary celebration and sponsored by the Office of Equity and Campus Diversity, is free and open to the public.
Tops launches annual 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 05:05 pm
Tops Friendly Markets will kickoff this year's "Check Out Hunger" campaign (Sunday, Jan. 23-Saturday, Feb. 12) with a generous donation from the Lisa Miller Cutten Foundation for $20,000. This will directly impact FeedMore WNY.
 

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