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New York state reminds snowmobilers to ride safely
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 05:55 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation joined the New York State Park Police, New York State Police and the Department of Environmental Conservation to remind snowmobilers to ride responsibly and exercise caution as they enjoy the state's snowmobiling opportunities.
Meet your 4-legged lucky bud at City of Buffalo Animal Shelter
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 02:50 pm
The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter is holding a St. Patrick's Day-themed "meet and greet" from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at 380 N. Oak St.
Buffalo/Niagara Falls selected as site for 2023 National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs annual conference
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 02:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the selection of Buffalo/Niagara Falls as the site for the 2023 annual conference for the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs.
Hochul highlights available programs to help New Yorkers manage rising energy costs
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 02:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul reminds New Yorkers of programs and options available to address rising energy supply costs.
State leaders offer comment on VA Western New York Healthcare System
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 12:40 pm
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is undertaking an asset and infrastructure review (AIR), which involves making recommendations related to the future of the VA Western New York Healthcare System, including the Buffalo VA Hospital and the Batavia VA Medical Center.
William Mattar launches new driver awareness campaign
Wed, Mar 2nd 2022 04:05 pm
On Tuesday, William Mattar law offices launched their safety awareness campaign dedicated to new drivers.
Newsweek recognizes Tops Friendly Markets GasPoints as top loyalty program
Wed, Mar 2nd 2022 09:50 am
Tops Friendly Markets was listed as having one of the best loyalty programs for its GasPoints program, according to a recent America's Best Loyalty Programs Survey. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.
Tim Hortons Roll Up To Win is here - and this year, every roll is a win
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 08:55 pm
This year, Tim Hortons iconic Roll Up To Win promotion is all digital - and every roll is a win. From March 7 through April 3, Tim Hortons guests will earn one digital roll for every eligible menu item purchased when scanning for Tims Rewards using their Tim Hortons app, physical Tims Rewards card or placing an order online.
Buffalo: Public survey engaged to determine future use of park ring roads
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, in coordination with the Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets, and public-private partner the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, announced the launch of public surveys to determine the future use of Delaware Park and South Park ring roads.
'An Evening of Jazz for the Afghan Refugees'
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 04:45 pm
The Network of Religious Communities - Western New York's most inclusive interfaith organization - the Hindu Cultural Society of WNY, and Journey's End Refugee Services are sponsoring "An Evening of Jazz for the Afghan Refugees." This event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Hindu Cultural Society Building, 1585 N. French Road, Getzville.
Teen indicted for his alleged involvement in assault, stabbing of student outside of McKinley High School
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 04:20 pm
On Monday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a 17-year-old male from Buffalo was arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case, a designated Youth Part judge, on one count of attempted murder in the second degree, and one count of assault in the first degree (class "B" violent felonies).
Ride for Missing Children returns to NY
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 04:00 pm
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced the return of the Ride for Missing Children after a two-year hiatus. The event is a series of in-person cycling events taking place in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica and Albany.
$2 million in federal funds available to Great Lakes fisheries industries impacted by pandemic
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 12:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced nearly $2 million in federal funding is available for the New York Great Lakes Fisheries Relief Program, provided through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
Niagara University receives $569,100 grant to 'reinvigorate' youth athletic programs in Western New York
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 11:50 am
A $569,100 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr., Foundation will support Niagara University's efforts to establish a qualified cadre of coaches to serve all youth populations throughout the region's eight counties, with a special focus on marginalized communities historically not able to participate in youth sport programs.
Old Erie County Hall to be lit blue and gold in support of Ukraine
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 01:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Buildings & Grounds Division announced Old Erie County Hall, located at 92 Franklin St., Buffalo, will be illuminated in blue and gold light each night for the next week as a sign of the people of Erie County's support for the people of Ukraine.
From Niagara Falls to the Mario Cuomo Bridge: NYS shines light on problem gambling
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 12:00 pm
With the rapid expansion of gambling and the record-breaking introduction of mobile sports betting, there is no better time to bring the issue of problem gambling to the forefront. The New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) and its seven regional Problem Gambling Resource Centers (PGRCs) are calling on everyone to "shine the light" on problem gambling during Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) this March.
'Ashes-to-go' and Ash Wednesday Service at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 12:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral clergy will be in Cathedral Park to offer "ashes-to-go" and blessings to all who walk by on Wednesday. Ashes-to-go times are noon to 1 p.m., and 5-6 p.m. In addition, all are welcome to attend the service at 7 p.m. in the historical cathedra located at 139 Pearl St., Buffalo.
Memorial celebrates Black History Month
Thu, Feb 24th 2022 07:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated Black History Month on Wednesday with a community program focused on health, wellness and faith.
Ryan outlines his community priorities for Buffalo Bills stadium negotiations
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:05 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan has outlined a list of six recommended priorities for a community benefits agreement (CBA) that he believes must be negotiated as a condition of New York state's investment in a new Buffalo Bills stadium.
Niagara County Youth Bureau seeking Governor's Youth Council representative
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:00 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is seeking a new representative for the New York State Governor's Youth Council, which is to be made up of one young person ages 13-21 from each of 62 counties. Members are chosen through an online selection process.
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes 'godfather of Americana,' The David Bromberg Quintet
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 03:55 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes the wunderkind of American roots music, The David Bromberg Quintet, for a performance June 15 in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $35.
Radisson Hotel partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:05 pm
The Radisson Hotel will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Six Flags Darien Lake to hire 1,500 positions
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake, one of the largest employers in Western New York, is hosting a hiring event on Saturday, March 5, to fill up to 1,500 positions with "dedicated, thrill-loving individuals." Positions are available across multiple departments, including ride operators, lifeguards, food service, security, games, retail and camping.
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.

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