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January is Disney Month at AAA
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
It's Disney Month at AAA Western and Central New York - which means now is the perfect time to plan a magical getaway!
'Died and revived' speaker at 'Strong Heart 2 Soul' luncheon
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:35 am
Congestive heart failure survivor Fatima Mathews is taking her life-changing experience of having "died on the table and been revived" to help educate others on the topic of a healthy heart.
DiNapoli: School district and big city tax levy cap at 2% for second straight year
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:30 am
Property tax levy growth for school districts and the state's biggest cities will be capped at 2%, the same as last year, according to data recently released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
DEC announces 'Winter Wonderland' at Reinstein Woods on Feb. 4
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, invites the public to celebrate "Winter Wonderland in the Woods" from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the Town of Cheektowaga.
'Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape' returns to Botanical Gardens with new events
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:30 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled this year's "Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape" exhibit with specialty nights and experiences designed "to create unforgettable memories for all ages."
'The Color Purple' theater collaboration receives $25,000 grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. arts & culture initiative
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:55 pm
"The Color Purple" marks the first collaboration between Second Generation Theatre, Ujima Theatre Company and Shea's 710 Theatre.
D'Youville University responds to Hamlin incident by offering community training
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:50 pm
Following the on-the-field cardiac arrest in the Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game that left Damar Hamlin fighting for his life in an intensive care unit, D'Youville University has partnered with Sports Medicine Concepts to offer Core4 simulated training to local athletic trainers and coaches at the high school, college and university levels. The associated cost is $3, in recognition of Hamlin's jersey number.
NYS: $1.5 million in federal funding for new juvenile delinquency prevention pilot project
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced police departments in Buffalo, Schenectady and Yonkers are sharing $1.5 million in federal funding over five years to implement pilot programs designed to provide alternatives to arrest for justice-involved youth, and build trust between youth and police in the three cities.
Anne McCaffrey is next CEO at People Inc.
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 09:15 pm
Earlier this week, the board of directors of People Inc. named Anne McCaffrey as its new CEO. McCaffrey, currently the president and CEO of Eastern Niagara Hospital, will replace Rhonda Frederick, who is retiring in April after a 43-year career at the agency.
Niagara County Central Rotary Club sets Cabin Fever Antique Show & Sale
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 10:35 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club will hosts its 26th annual Cabin Fever Antique Show & Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb 25, at American Legion Post 1451, 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn.
Batavia Downs announces lineup for 2023 Pepsi 'Rockin the Downs' summer concert series
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 04:05 pm
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel has announced the lineup for its sixth "Rockin' the Downs" concert series, presented by Pepsi. Shows will take place outside on the racetrack, with eight Friday dates, starting in June and running into August.
Aquarium of Niagara to celebrate 716 with discounted admission
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 04:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's popular, Western New York-themed promotion is back for Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Saturday through Monday, visitors save $7.16 on full-priced admission. The discount is available for both online (no promo code needed) and walk-up ticket purchases. The venue is also staying open an extra hour on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate a higher volume of guests. 
Attorney General James to hold public hearing on mental health access in Western New York
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:25 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her office will hold its second in-person public hearing concerning the provision of mental health care for people with serious mental illness in the Western New York Region.
BGMC announces musical fundraiser
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
The Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus (BGMC) presents "The Red Carpet," its "On the Town" fundraiser. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
Frontier High School coach honored at Buffalo Bills game
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
During Sunday's victory, the Buffalo Bills and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York recognized Frontier High School Spanish teacher and girls varsity lacrosse coach Rebecca Galanti as the season's final "Highmark Community Hero."
Batavia Downs closes 2022 with record revenue
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
Officials from Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel recently and formally closed the books on a record-breaking 2022. Credits played topped $1 billion for the first time ever. Net win totaled just over $76 million. That was up 14.5% (or $9.63 million) over 2021's numbers.
Niagara Falls man pleads guilty to gun charge
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Lazarus R. Hayes, 33, of Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. to possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $250,000 fine.
Higgins sworn-in to serve in 118th Congress
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has been sworn in to serve as a member of the House of Representatives in the 118th Congress.
Lions clubs team up
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
Lion Tom Witkowski from the Grand Island Lions Club explained the Brandel Murphy Youth Foundation to the Barker Lions at a recent meeting.
Could low-dose lithium treat long COVID? UB launches clinical trial to find out
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:10 pm
Adults experiencing long COVID may be interested in a new University at Buffalo clinical trial that is testing low-dose lithium as a potential treatment.
Catholic Charities: Appeal 2023 launches with $9.5 million goal
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:25 pm
Officials on Thursday launched Appeal 2023, in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the diocesan "Fund for the Faith," with a goal of raising $9.5 million by June 30.
Registration is open for 'Cycle the Erie Canal'
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:25 pm
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 25th annual "Cycle the Erie Canal" tour, what organizers called "an unforgettable opportunity to bike across New York state and take in the rich history of the legendary canal that transformed America."
Cindy Voelker named president & CEO of Spectrum Health
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 04:35 pm
The board of directors of Spectrum Health and Human Services named Cindy Voelker president and CEO, effective Jan. 1.
NCSO: Incarcerated individual dies
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
On Friday, Dec. 23, at approximately 7:33 p.m., EMS crews from Cambria Fire Co. and Mercy Ambulance responded to the Niagara County Correctional Facility for an unresponsive incarcerated individual following an apparent suicide attempt.
Hochul announces New York State Historic Preservation Awards for 2022
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced that nine projects and one individual are being recognized with 2022 New York State Historic Preservation Awards. Projects highlighted with this year's awards include a community-led establishment of a historic district in Chautauqua County, transformational design of historic garden space in Westchester County, and the completed restoration of a historic pier in New York City.
DEC announces awards to support environmental justice programs
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced $898,365 in Environmental Justice Community Air Monitoring Capacity Building grants to help build heathier communities, particularly in areas with a disproportionate air pollution burden.
Catholic Health methadone centers in Buffalo & Amherst open for patients needing services
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 11:35 pm
Catholic Health Pathways Program at 158 Holden St., Buffalo, and the Sisters Health Center at 210 John Glen Drive, Amherst, are open and available to dispense methadone for patients throughout the region. The Buffalo site is open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Amherst site is open 6 a.m. to noon.
Spectrum Health Education and Training Institute announces new classes for 2023
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 07:00 am
Spectrum Health Education and Training Institute (SETI), a licensed continuing education provider for human service professionals, will offer two new virtual trainings beginning in January.
OSHA: Working safely during blizzard recovery and in cold weather
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 02:40 pm
As Western New York continues to recover from the Christmas blizzard, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds blizzard recovery workers and employers to be aware of the hazards and safeguards associated with storm recovery work and work in cold weather.
Get in the giving spirit with the Red Cross
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
As the final holiday rush arrives, the American Red Cross asks donors to shake up their holiday plans and give blood or platelets now and throughout the end of the year.
'Check It! Challenge' could lead to lower risk of heart disease and stroke
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
A program giving Western New Yorkers a chance to help control a silent killer is back.
Niagara County Farm Bureau presents 'Circle of Friends'
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
Niagara County Farm Bureau has recognized three state legislators with its "Circle of Friends" award. Formally given by New York Farm Bureau, the accolade recognizes state-elected officials who support the legislation NYFB promotes.
Salvation Army: Inclement weather may end this year's Red Kettle Campaign early
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 01:30 pm
The Salvation Army may have to end its 2022 Red Kettle Campaign fundraiser earlier than scheduled throughout the Empire State Division as the possibility of high winds, slick roads, blowing snow and frigid wind chill temperatures are forecast throughout most of the region for Friday and Saturday.
National Grid reminds customers to stay safe during storm
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 10:15 am
With the holiday winter storm arriving, National Grid has offered the following tips:
All Niagara County government offices closed Dec. 23 
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 09:50 am
In anticipation of the expected severe weather, Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh, in consultation with Sheriff Michael Filicetti, County Manager Rick Updegrove and Director of Emergency Services Jonathan Schultz, on Thursday announced the closing of all Niagara County government offices for Friday, Dec. 23.
'YuleTIDE Days' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara announced "YuleTIDE Days." Special programming will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 31, at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
The International Institute of Buffalo rereleases winter multilingual weather preparedness information
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 04:35 pm
The International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) is rereleasing what it called important life-saving information in many languages on its website to help more people prepare for the coming winter weather. IIB updated the list to include winter weather preparedness information in nine different languages, including Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, French, Karen, Pashto, Somali and Swahili. 
WNY Coalition for the Homeless announces annual homeless memorial
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 11:05 am
The Western New York Coalition for the Homeless has organized its annual homeless persons' memorial, which will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Organizers said the intent is to remember and honor those who have passed who were impacted by homelessness.
City of Good Neighbors: Clyde's Feed fills up pet pantry for young man after it's ransacked in 24 hours
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 02:55 pm
A young man named Alex Murray built, set up and filled a new pet pantry for people who need anything for their pets that may not be able to afford it right now. It was part of his Eagle Scout Project.
Hochul announces completion of $20 million affordable & supportive housing development in east Buffalo
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 02:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the completion of Mount Aaron Village, a new $20.3 million affordable and supportive housing development in east Buffalo. The development features 59 apartments, including 18 for people who need supportive services to live independently.

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