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Ronald McDonald House Charities slates 21st annual 5K Run
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Lace up your running shoes and come run with 1,000 or so fellow runners as they fill the street in front of the Ronald McDonald House at 6:30 p.m. and take their mark for the start of the 21st annual Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Run on Wednesday, July 27. This prestigious race is named as the 2022 Buffalo News "Runner of the Year" race. The certified/sanctioned course takes runners through beautiful neighborhood streets.
Palace Theatre program to feature 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West'
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 12:35 pm
"Buffalo Bill's Wild West" and his Western New York connections will be the subject of the Niagara County Historical Society's program at the Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport. The event is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, at 2 East Ave. It is free and open to the public.
Brown announces HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T to help close digital divide among minority-owned businesses in City of Buffalo
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown, AT&T and The Exchange at Beverly Gray announced HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T, a new initiative that forms partnerships between local ad agencies and minority-owned small businesses in the City of Buffalo to help close the digital divide.
Catholic Health now offering bloodwork scheduling through CH MyChart
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:10 pm
Catholic Health is now offering bloodwork scheduling by appointment at all 21 of its laboratory collection sites in Erie and Niagara counties. It said, "Making an appointment is quick and easy using the CH MyChart online patient portal. The portal is free and you can sign up from any computer, tablet or mobile device."
First Niagara Falls Jazz Fest is Sunday
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:05 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective are presenting the first Niagara Falls Jazz Fest, slated for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Beloved Community Center (lawn), 1710 Calumet Ave, Niagara Falls. This event is a free community concert that highlights "Women in Jazz," and "reflects on the influential history of jazz and music in Niagara Falls."
Emerging Philanthropists of Color Initiative accepting grant applications for two $2,500 awards
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:05 pm
The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI), an initiative that aims to expand access to philanthropy in communities of color, has announced a grant opportunity under its Emerging Philanthropists of Color (EPC) initiative. EPC members will award two $2,500 grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are located in Buffalo, Lackawanna or Niagara Falls and serving people of color.
Buffalo History Museum hosts 'Party on the Portico' this Friday
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
The Buffalo History Museum's summer concert series, "Party on the Portico," returns this Friday, from 5:30-10 p.m., with headlining band Grosh.
Niagara County History Center to present program on immigrants in history & today
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
On Saturday, July 23, the Niagara County Historical Society, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport, will present the next installment in its "Other Voices" programs on Niagara's history. "Making Adjustments: Immigrants of the Past and Refugees of the Present" will be held at 11 a.m. in the History Center's meeting room.
Land Conservancy Executive Director Nancy Smith to transition to new role by end of year
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 12:05 pm
Nancy Smith, the Western New York Land Conservancy's longtime executive director, will transition from her position at the end of 2022.
Applications open for $343 million in child care provider grants targeting workforce
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications will be accepted for $343 million in federal funding that will directly benefit child care providers and continue to help stabilize the industry. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services is administering the funds.
KVIS begins free children's concert series on July 12
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 05:30 pm
The Kenmore Village Improvement Society kicks off the 11th year of the Franco's Pizza Children's Concert Series at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, on the lawn of Kenmore Middle School, 155 Delaware Road.
Golisano Medical Oncology Center receives QOPI accreditation
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:45 am
The Golisano Medical Oncology Center, a member site of the Roswell Park Care Network, has received Association for Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification.
To fight online disinformation, UB launches Center for Information Integrity
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:25 am
Siwei Lyu, a University at Buffalo Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, clearly saw the problem. Misinformation and disinformation had so polluted social media platforms that untrained users in many cases couldn't distinguish fact from fiction, or just didn't care to do so.
Hochul announces construction on $93 million housing complex bringing 237 affordable apartments to Buffalo
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced construction began on side-by-side affordable housing developments with 237 apartments for families and seniors in the Fruit Belt area of east Buffalo.
DEC announces release of draft Lake Ontario Atlantic salmon fisheries management plan
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:15 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the release of a draft Lake Ontario Atlantic salmon fisheries management plan and is seeking public comment through Aug. 14.
Community Services for Every1 to host 2-day job fair, open interviews
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 07:00 am
Community Services is hosting a two-day job fair: Friday, July 8, from 2-4 p.m.; and Saturday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The job fair will be held at 1485 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo.
2022 Buffalo Team Hope Walk to support HDSA
Mon, Jul 4th 2022 07:00 am
The northeast region of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Buffalo Team Hope Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Isleview Gazebo. All proceeds support HDSA's mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington's disease (HD) and their families.
Completion of environmental assessment for Kensington Expressway project expected in early 2024
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced an environmental assessment for the Kensington Expressway project is underway and will be completed in early 2024, opening the door for an official groundbreaking by the end of that year. A new website was launched in advance of two public scoping meetings held at the Buffalo Museum of Science on June 30.
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.
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!

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