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New jazz festival to debut in Falls
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:35 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective are announcing the first Niagara Falls Jazz Fest will take place from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Beloved Community Center (lawn), 1710 Calumet Ave., Niagara Falls.
RRG announces next DEC hearings on CWM application
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:40 am
Residents for Responsible Government announced this week that the next hearing by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to review applications filed by CWM Chemical Services on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter will occur Wednesday, July 6.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Buffalo & Erie County family support groups for July
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:25 am
National Alliance on Mental Illness family support groups are for adult family members and caregivers (over age 18) of a loved one living with mental illness. They are described as a safe, confidential place to receive support, as well as referrals to needed resources. Groups are led by trained NAMI member volunteers with family experience of a loved one living with mental illness.
NYSDOT increasing use of flashing yellow arrows throughout WNY
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 09:45 am
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez recently announced work will continue in Western New York to upgrade traffic signals with yellow arrow phases to more safely accommodate motorists making left turns at intersections. Traffic signals featuring a flashing yellow arrow phase will be installed at more locations as intersection improvements are made.
Delaware Avenue paving traffic alert
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:45 am
The Buffalo Department of Public Works is alerting motorists who use Delaware Avenue, Gates Circle, Lafayette Avenue, Chapin Parkway and West Delavan Avenue to expect intermittent street closures and lane restrictions as milling and paving takes place between Gates Circle and West Delavan Avenue.
History Center announces summer children's programs
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:45 am
The Niagara County Historical Society's popular summer children's education programs will return this year. Children aged 7 to 11 can participate in one, several, or all of these five-or-six-hour daytime programs, which include historical backgrounds, crafts, outdoor events and other activities.
Ryan secures $250,000 for pocket park on Niagara Street
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan was joined by local elected officials and community leaders to announce plans for a pocket park at a former industrial site on Niagara Street. The project will be funded by a $250,000 New York state grant secured by Ryan. Buffalo Common Council member David Rivera's office secured an additional $40,000 for project planning costs.
City of Buffalo, AMR partner to provide lifesaving 'Stop the Bleed' training to residents
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
Buffalo Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo Sr. and American Medical Response, a leader in the delivery of 911 emergency and non-emergency interfacility transportation throughout Erie and Niagara counties, will offer two free "Stop the Bleed" trainings to Buffalo-area residents. The trainings, which will be held this Saturday at Delavan-Grider Community Center, are focused on empowering individuals to help in bleeding emergencies.
Niagara County Legislature calls on Congress to 'Do right by Delphi retirees'
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rick Abbott reports the Niagara County Legislature passed a resolution calling on Congress to restore the pensions of salaried Delphi retirees that were cut during the Great Recession of 2008-09. The resolution passed unanimously.
DEC announces falconry, wildlife rehabilitator & leashed tracking dog examinations
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals, are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12.
$15,000 & $10,000 grants awarded to Black-owned and -led businesses in Western New York
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:00 pm
Looking to ensure that Black-owned and -led businesses can become trailblazers in Western New York's economy, community development nonprofit LISC WNY and General Motors are working together to provide $15,000 and $10,000 grants to more than a dozen under-capitalized Black businesses to help them scale their capital to grow their operations and position themselves as leaders in the region's in-demand industries.
NYS announces SNAP-Ed grant awards for Food Box & Community Growers grants
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 03:05 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM), in partnership with the Office of Temporary and Disability Services (OTDA), announced nearly $1.1 million has been awarded to 32 organizations through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP-Ed) grants.
Higgins: More than $645,000 in funding for The Service Collaborative of Western New York
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $645,259 awarded to The Service Collaborative of Western New York. Funded by the American Rescue Plan and fiscal year 2022 appropriations, the AmeriCorps grant will provide support for the AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) Early Childhood Program, which helps close education gaps among preschool students in Western New York.
US average price for gasoline drops slightly; oil prices remain volatile
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 01:15 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.98, down 3 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.07. The New York state average is $5.01 (5.008), down 3 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.13.
Child Advocacy Center, P3 Center receive pandemic emergency assistance funding
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 12:50 pm
Women served by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, along with clients of Memorial's P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids, have received awards totaling $122,133.11 from the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF).
Morinello to sponsor car seat safety check at Niagara SPCA
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 12:50 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello is sponsoring a free car seat safety check at the Niagara SPCA from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 23. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office will be on site inspecting car seats to help ensure child safety. There will be a variety of food, including hot dogs, baked goods and ice cream available for sale. The Niagara County SPCA also will have meet-and-greet pet adoptions.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP) and announcing the open program site locations. This program ensures all children continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the national school breakfast and national school lunch programs throughout the school year.
Less than $500,000 needed to reach Appeal 2022 goal by June 30
Thu, Jun 16th 2022 07:15 pm
Appeal 2022 is less than half a million dollars away from reaching its $9.5 million goal by June 30. The annual Appeal, in support of Catholic Charities and the "Fund for the Faith," is currently at $9,080,972, or more than 95% raised.
Six Flags Darien Lake announces grand opening of Wahoo Wave & Hurricane Harbor Water Park
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 04:40 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake has announced the introduction of the new Six Flags annual pass program. For the first time, with the purchase of a Six Flags annual pass, guests have the opportunity to visit Six Flags parks for 12 months after purchase, providing more flexibility and value.
Lucille Ball, Big WECK owner Buddy Shula lead Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee class
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 01:50 pm
Buffalo Broadcasters Association (BBA) recently announced its slate of 2022 Hall of Fame inductees. Big WECK owner Buddy Shula is one of the 12 inductees in the class of veteran broadcast executives chosen for the prestigious honor.
The Land Conservancy joins community partners to celebrate Niagara Gorge at GorgeFest
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 12:25 pm
The Land Conservancy is teaming up with New York State Parks, the Niagara River Greenway, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, the Buffalo Museum of Science, and more than a dozen local environmental organizations for a one-day celebration of the Niagara Gorge and its unique river.
Buffalo History Museum debuts new Stitch Buffalo exhibit
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:40 pm
The Buffalo History Museum has debuted a new exhibit by Stitch Buffalo, "Creative Journeys: Celebrating the Art of Refugee Women in Western New York."
Historic Palace Theatre presents '42nd Street'
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:40 pm
"42nd Street" - the big, bright tap-dancing extravaganza - is set to take Lockport by storm!
UB study presents 'critical step forward' in understanding Parkinson's disease - and how to treat it
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:05 pm
A new study led by a researcher in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has important implications for developing future treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement and often includes tremors.
Buffalo executives & companies make 'bold commitments' to heart & brain health
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:05 pm
On the 98th anniversary of the founding of the American Heart Association, Buffalo-area leaders are making bold commitments to stand with the association as it drives toward its 2024 "Impact Goal," which is focused on improving cardiovascular health for all while identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.
'Road Rally' to benefit Niagara County Historical Society
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:10 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society will hold its second annual "Road Rally" fundraising event on July 9.
HEALTHeLINK & Population Health Collaborative announce affiliation
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:25 pm
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, announced an affiliation agreement with Population Health Collaborative (PHC) to drive higher quality care, control costs, and improve the health and wellness of the people in Western New York.
Niagara County: Façade program will have big impact in Niagara Falls, Town of Niagara
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:20 pm
The Niagara County façade program (NCFP) will have a significant impact in helping small businesses in Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara, according to the four county legislators who represent the area.
Higgins announces student winners of Congressional Art Competition
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. The top winner will have their art displayed in the halls to the Capitol Building and will also receive two tickets from Southwest Airlines to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held in Washington, D.C., at the end of June (alongside young artists from across the country).
Memorial announces outpatient nutrition program
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 10:45 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will now offer a nutrition program in the Summit Orthopaedic Center, located in suite 700 of the Summit Healthplex (6934 Williams Road, Niagara Falls). Starting June 8, outpatient registered dietitian Diana Korzhukova, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., will see patients at the center for nutrition counseling every Wednesday.
Niagara Arts Guild visiting Castellani Art Museum
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts Guild invites area artists to celebrate the opening of the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus with a guided tour of permanent and new exhibits at 4 p.m. Friday, June 10.
LISC Western New York deploys $500,000 in grants to east Buffalo small businesses to help stabilize, heal & rebuild
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 08:35 pm
In the wake of the east Buffalo shooting, local community development nonprofit LISC Western New York is deploying what it is calling "groundswell grants" to dozens of Black-owned and Black-led nonprofits and small businesses in the community.
SBA and SCORE Buffalo Niagara to present 25th annual Straight Talk Conference
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 05:05 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District Office and the SCORE Buffalo Niagara Chapter will host Straight Talk 2022 on Saturday, June 18, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This is the 25th presentation of this program, which has attracted thousands of participants from Western New York over the years.
Support available for LGBTQIA+ community to achieve freedom from nicotine
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:50 pm
As the LGBTQIA+ community celebrates Pride Month this June, the New York State Smokers' Quitline offers its solidarity and resources to achieve better health. For those seeking freedom from addiction to tobacco and vape products, and for their health care professionals and allies, new customized flyers and cards are available by visiting the print materials section online at
New York to host 2025 world canals conference
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced New York state was selected by Inland Waterways International as the host of the 2025 World Canals Conference, an event that brings together hundreds of canal and inland waterway enthusiasts, professionals and scholars from around the world to learn about a variety of topics related to canals. The 2025 conference will be held in Buffalo as the state commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal's opening there in 1825.
Explore & More offers 'pay what you wish' every Saturday in June
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:05 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum is offering "pay what you wish" admission, every Saturday in June, for everyone!
$15 million in funding to support development of new integrated supported housing for people with developmental disabilities
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the release of an Integrated supportive housing application available to qualifying service providers and housing developers. The 2022 funding opportunity, to be administered by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, will award $15 million in capital funding to expand access to affordable, accessible, non-certified supportive housing options for people with developmental disabilities.
Beechwood to host free community events throughout summer
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:25 am
Beechwood Continuing Care will host various outdoor events throughout this summer. Thanks to the support of M&T Bank and Lamparelli Construction, these events will be free for the whole community. The series of events fall under what is being called "Summer at the Beech," and will all take place on the Beechwood campus at the corner of Millersport Highway and North Forest. These events will include:
Over 500 free classes at locations throughout WNY, as 'Fitness in the Parks' returns for 11th season
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:50 pm
Are you ready for some fitness? Independent Health is kicking off the 11th season of "Fitness in the Parks," the largest and longest running outdoor fitness program in Western New York, on June 1. Presented in partnership with the YMCA Buffalo Niagara and the Jamestown YMCA, this free outdoor fitness program includes yoga, Pilates, Zumba, kickboxing, cardio dance and several other fitness classes.
Oil prices shoot up: High oil prices may stall any relief at the pump
Tue, May 31st 2022 01:55 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.62, up 2 cents from last Tuesday. One year ago, the price was $3.05. The New York state average is $4.93, no change since last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.08.

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