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As November Child Tax Credit reaches families, Higgins details impact it's having on WNY families
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 03:45 pm
As the November payment of the Child Tax Credit hits bank accounts, Congressman Brian Higgins is detailing the impact the expanded credit is having on local families.
Circuit Clinical partners with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center with intent to bring cutting-edge clinical trials to Niagara Region
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 11:40 am
This month, Circuit Clinical - a Buffalo-based 43North award winner - launched a partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials in a variety of service lines.
Kenan 'Christmas Village' celebrates 40th gift show
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 11:40 am
The Kenan Arts Council (KAC) holiday gift show is celebrating 40 years. To celebrate the longevity of this annual event, the Kenan Center Campus will transform into the Kenan "Christmas Village" on Nov. 20-21.
Higgins heads to White House for president's signing of Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is headed to the White House for the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act signing ceremony. Higgins voted to approve the bill and has been a longtime advocate for a greater federal investment in America's infrastructure.
Higgins announces grant opportunity for local fire departments
Fri, Nov 12th 2021 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program application period is now open with a deadline of 5 p.m. Dec. 17.
DEC reminds outdoor enthusiasts to share the woods safely this season
Fri, Nov 12th 2021 11:40 am
With the Southern Zone regular big game season beginning Nov. 20 throughout much of the southern part of New York State, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to respectfully share the woods and follow common-sense safety precautions this fall and winter.
Tops Christmas bonus saves shoppers over $11 million at area retailers
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 09:30 pm
Back by popular demand, Tops Christmas bonus gift card program will continue to help shoppers save on their holiday gift shopping just by shopping at Tops. In fact, Tops Christmas Bonus since its inception has saved Tops shoppers over $11 million at area retailers.
Missing person in Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 09:15 am
NYS Smokers' Quitline hosts tobacco dependence treatment webinars for health care professionals
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 03:30 pm
Just in time for health care professionals as they prepare to help their patients conquer New Year's resolutions, the New York State Smokers' Quitline will host two upcoming webinars on best practices for treating tobacco dependence. Registration for both events is free and available at the Quitline's online news room,
Rural Sourcing to establish Buffalo location, create 150 new jobs
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced Rural Sourcing Inc. - a leader in onshore digital engineering - will establish a software development center in downtown Buffalo, creating 150 new positions.
'Cementing a statewide reputation for arts advocacy,' ASI's Jen Swan-Kilpatrick appointed VP of Arts NYS
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 12:10 pm
At a recent convening in Troy, the Arts New York State board of directors voted for ASI Executive Director Jen Swan-Kilpatrick to assume the role of vice president. Swan-Kilpatrick has served on the board of Arts NYS since 2019. Her duties as vice president are effective as of October.
UB receives Mellon planning grant to support development of Haudenosaunee Archive and Resource Collection
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 12:05 pm
The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has received a $175,000 planning grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a Haudenosaunee Archive and Resource Collection, bringing a long-imagined project a step closer to reality.
Less than 1,000 spots remain for 126th annual 'YMCA Turkey Trot'
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 11:45 am
There are less than 1,000 spots left for the 126th annual "YMCA Turkey Trot." Race capacity is limited, so organizers are urging people to sign up now to ensure their place in the oldest consecutively run footrace in North America. The $42 entry fee includes all processing fees plus a commemorative T-shirt.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding annual poinsettia & wreath sale
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 04:15 pm
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County has begun its annual poinsettia and wreath holiday fundraiser. Proceeds from the sales will go toward programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis in Niagara County.
Attorney General James leads coalition in backing federal rule expansion to protect vulnerable tenants from evictions
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 03:55 pm
In response to the ongoing housing crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic, New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 18 attorneys general in submitting a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the expansion of rules to protect vulnerable tenants from eviction.
Ryan & Jean-Pierre announce signing of bill to enhance funding assistance for libraries
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 03:40 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced their legislation (S.6511/A.7021) to amend library funding eligibility requirements has been signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Hochul announces completion of NAACP Buffalo headquarters in Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the completion of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) Buffalo headquarters in the Nash Lofts, a newly renovated building located in Buffalo's Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor. The office space is being provided rent-free by the developer, along with free parking for visitors to the corridor.
Survey: Nearly 60% of Americans unlikely to travel for Thanksgiving or Christmas
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 09:25 pm
While rising vaccination rates against COVID-19 have increased travelers' comfort levels, most Americans are still opting to stay home this holiday season, according to a new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) conducted by Morning Consult.
Independent Health Foundation launches 4th phase of its 'Healthy Options at Home' program with 160 Buffalo families
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 03:00 pm
The Independent Health Foundation, through its signature "Healthy Options Buffalo," launched a fourth round of "Healthy Options at Home," a program created during the COVID-19 pandemic to engage families in developing healthy eating habits. So far, the foundation has served more than 600 families through "Healthy Options at Home" since December. The program is sponsored by KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation
Tully's Good Times Restaurants to support Special Olympics New York in local 'Law & Orders Night'
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 03:00 pm
In its seventh year as a major sponsor, Tully's Good Times Restaurants will expand its fundraising effort and team up with law enforcement agencies to support the Special Olympics New York and the "Law Enforcement Polar Plunge" initiative, specifically in the Central, Western, North Country and Southern Tier regions.
Indigenous diplomat Oren Lyons, Shero Cariol Horne to be awarded at WNYPC dinner
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 01:35 pm
The WNY Peace Center's 54th annual dinner will include keynote Mark Colville speaking on "Ending Nuclear Weapons for People & the Planet." Additionally, the following awards will be given out:
Filicetti appointed
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:10 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti has been appointed to the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Erie County roads given highest rating in decades by Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 03:40 pm
Conditions of roads owned and maintained by Erie County have earned improved grades from an independent and nonpartisan transportation advisory organization, with a comprehensive study recently completed by the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council providing an update on the surface conditions of the entire county highway system.
Catholic Health Hospitals, CWA reach tentative agreement; union strike at Mercy Hospital to end immediately
Thu, Nov 4th 2021 09:10 pm
Since contract talks broke down early Sunday morning, Catholic Health hospitals have been working to identify a solution that would meet the parties' needs for a tentative agreement, end the strike, and enable Mercy Hospital associates to return to work and begin caring for patients again.
Higgins welcomes announcement expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility
Thu, Nov 4th 2021 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday welcomed the recent announcement the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use to vaccinate children ages 5-11.
Applications open for Buffalo-area schools to apply for Get Moving Grant
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 03:35 pm
Reducing sedentary behavior and increasing physical activity is key to immediate and long-term health for children. That is why the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, the National Football League and the Buffalo Bills are encouraging schools to get students moving for an opportunity to win a $1,500 grant for physical activity equipment.
Community Foundation announces information sessions & deadline for 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds application process
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 07:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process on Nov. 8. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 3.
Renowned artist chooses Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology to provide proceeds from exhibition
Tue, Nov 2nd 2021 01:50 pm
As was the case for most careers, the pandemic presented both challenges and opportunities for professional artists. Stranded from their studios and facing the cancellation or postponement of exhibitions, art fairs and lectures, many artists pivoted and decided to focus their energy on something new that fit the current times.
Albanese joins UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Tue, Nov 2nd 2021 01:50 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Western New York's largest orthopaedic and sports medicine group, is growing again with the addition of Matthew A. Albanese, a hand and upper extremity surgeon.
Community conversation leads up to Chang-rae Lee's BABEL visit
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 02:45 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center welcomes celebrated novelist Chang-rae Lee to Buffalo on Nov. 18 for a lively lecture and conversation at Kleinhans Music Hall. The event, part of Just Buffalo's BABEL author series, begins at 8p.m., with doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at
Aero Transportation: Walk-thru Thanksgiving dinner giveaway to first 400 families
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 02:25 pm
For the fifth year, Aero Transportation of Niagara Falls will host a Thanksgiving food/turkey giveaway. Organizers said they are aiming to give away over 400 bags of dinner items to residents, in collaboration with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority. Food will be given on first-come, first-served basis.
SBA announces $44.8 billion through signature lending programs
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 02:10 pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the agency reached $44.8 billion in funding to small businesses through more than 61,000 traditional loans for fiscal year (FY) 2021.
Tops to honor US veterans & active military with an 11% discount this Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 02:10 pm
Tops Friendly Markets recently the company will once again offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11% discount off of their grocery bill this Veterans Day.
Native plants for Great Lakes shorelines: Free guide from New York Sea Grant
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:10 am
New York Sea Grant has published "Working with Nature: A Guide to Native Plants for New York's Great Lakes Shorelines." Public and private property owners can use the guide to select the right plant for the right place to revitalize the state's Great Lakes' freshwater shorelines.
$1 million grand-prizewinner of 43North's 7th annual startup competition announced
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the winners of the seventh annual $5 million 43North startup competition, including the grand-prizewinner of a $1 million investment, and the seven other companies that each won investments of $500,000.
4 local artists receive inaugural 'Made in Buffalo - Cheryl Stern Performing Artist Fund' award
Thu, Oct 28th 2021 07:15 pm
Arts Services Inc. and the Buffalo Jewish Federation have announced the inaugural recipients of the "Made in Buffalo - Cheryl Stern Performing Artist Fund," named for Buffalo native Cheryl Stern. Erie County residents Melissa Kate Miller, Gaitrie Subryan, Anthony Alterio and Jeanne Vuich were chosen by the selection committee to receive funding toward their current artistic projects.
SBA to host National Veterans Small Business Week Nov. 1-5
Thu, Oct 28th 2021 07:15 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 1-5.
NCSO recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Thu, Oct 28th 2021 07:15 pm
On Oct. 27, The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Niagara Falls Police Department and Niagara County Probation, took part in the 18th annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.
Niagara Arts Guild fall show begins
Thu, Oct 28th 2021 09:35 am
The Niagara Arts Guild, a 73-year-old organization comprised of practicing artists, announces its fall show and sale will take place Saturday, Oct. 30, at the History Center of Niagara, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. A reception with refreshments runs from 2-4 p.m.
Hochul announces 23 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up sites
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 04:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced 23 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers.

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