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NF City Council approves ARP funding for new police cars, fire station upgrades, help for minority and woman-owned businesses
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 11:10 am
In a special session Friday, the Niagara Falls City Council approved the use of American Rescue Plan funding for several projects within the city.
Wellness walk in Niagara Falls draws crowd focusing on mental health, healthy lifestyle & suicide prevention
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 11:10 am
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosted "Walk With Us," a 5K wellness walk, Sunday at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The walk offered an opportunity for community members to participate in physical activity and raise awareness around mental health and living a healthy lifestyle through connectivity.
Niagara Falls Housing Authority launching neighborhood engagement plan to support vision of revitalizing north end
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 11:10 am
A collaborative project spearheaded by the Niagara Falls Housing Authority will aim to revitalize a neighborhood in Niagara Falls that's been described as "forgotten" by residents there.
City of Buffalo DPW provides update on several ongoing street paving projects
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
City of Buffalo Commissioner of Public Works, Parks & Streets Michael J. Finn, P.E., recently provided a progress report on seven key street paving projects taking place across the Queen City.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The workshop series is scheduled to begin Friday, June 10, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Buffalo State partners with National Grid to offer tech camp to high school students
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
Buffalo State College, in partnership with National Grid, is offering a free technology camp for local high school students July 18-29 on campus.
DEC postpones April 26 Lake Erie angler outreach event
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is postponing the annual state of Lake Erie angler outreach event.
Higgins: $257 million+ to improve & advance clean and efficient transportation in NYS
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced New York will receive $257,806,980 in federal funding over the next five years through a new carbon reduction program, included in the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law," and designed to reduce transportation emissions.
26 Shirts completes volume 10 of shirts, raising $1.4 million+ for local charities & families in need
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
On Tuesday, April 26, 26 Shirts will celebrate the completion of 10 volumes of shirts and more than $1.4 million raised to date for local charities and families in need.
Inaugural VillaCon set to take place April 23 at Villa Maria College
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
The first-ever VillaCon will take place from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Villa Maria College. The one-day convention will bring gaming, cosplay, animation, film, vendors, artists and more to the college, which is located at 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo.
CBP warns of phone scams
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 02:15 pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it is aware of numerous telephone scams targeting residents nationwide. It stated:
DEC: $3.375 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 02:15 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced $3.375 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants - the largest amount of funding for this program to date - for 51 not-for-profit land trusts across the state.
Network in Aging of WNY presents senior health & resource fair
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 12:20 pm
The Network in Aging of WNY is hosting a complimentary senior health and resource fair for members of the public. The event will feature more than 40 different local senior and health care professionals and organizations.
NACC names new executive director
Sat, Apr 16th 2022 01:30 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center's board of directors announced the appointment of Brian Fuss, Ph.D., as the new executive director. He began on April 4.
M&T Bank backs 'Entrepreneurship for All' Buffalo to drive inclusive entrepreneurship
Sat, Apr 16th 2022 01:15 pm
M&T Bank announced a $300,000 commitment to support the Buffalo operations of Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), a national nonprofit that works in communities across the country to accelerate economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship.
New York Times bestselling author visiting NFPL to speak on book about Love Canal
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 08:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Public Library will welcome New York Times bestselling author Keith O'Brien to discuss his book, "Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe." The novel recounts the Love Canal era in Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Public Library selected for competitive federal humanities grant
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 08:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Public Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries nationwide for the American Library Association's American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries opportunity, an emergency relief program to assist libraries that have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
New York awards $8.25 million grant to WNY dementia caregiver programs
Wed, Apr 13th 2022 05:15 pm
The Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter will oversee a five-year, $8,250,000 grant from the New York State Department of Health to expand dementia caregiving initiatives across eight counties.
GBNRTC to present scenarios for reimagining Scajaquada corridor
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 04:50 pm
Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council announced a public meeting for region central, which covers the area of Buffalo surrounding the Scajaquada Creek corridor, including Route 198. The meeting will present four scenarios for reimagining the Scajaquada corridor, and will provide an opportunity for public comment.
Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K: Annual race to benefit Alzheimer's Association
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 11:25 am
Now in its ninth year, the annual Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K has raised close to $100,000 for the Alzheimer's Association Western New York chapter. The family-friendly 5K race and 1K "fun walk" was launched by Maureen Griffin Tomczak in memory of her father, Buffalo Mayor James "Jimmy" Griffin, who died from a type of dementia in 2008.
Niagara Pride hosting first WNY LGBTQ+ Youth Vocational Conference
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 11:25 am
Niagara Pride will host the first WNY LGBTQ+ Youth Vocational Conference for LGBTQ+ youth ages 15 to 25 residing in Western New York.
Buffalo's Broadway Market ready for busiest week of Easter season
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 11:25 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the historic Broadway Market's year-round and holiday vendors are stocked up and ready for the busiest week of the Easter season.
Catholic Health explores 'A Joint Effort: How Surgery & Therapy Shape Recovery'
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:45 pm
Catholic Health is hosting a special Facebook Live "Way to Wellness" event on knee pain, "A Joint Effort: How Surgery & Therapy Shape Recovery." The event will take place from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, and feature Dr. John Karpie from Trinity Medical Orthopaedics, Dr. Michael Ostempowski from Excelsior Orthopaedics, and Diane Brennan, senior physical therapist from the Sisters Metabolic Center for Wellness.
City of Buffalo DPW: Allen Street, between Delaware & Elmwood, closed to vehicular traffic through mid-summer
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:10 pm
The City of Buffalo Department of Public Works announced Allen Street, between Delaware and Elmwood avenues, is closed to vehicular traffic through mid-summer, as phase II of the $13.4 million "Allen Street Complete" continues.
Higgins leads federal delegation in calling on Secretary Haaland to participate in 'talking & healing circle' with New York Native nations
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is leading a bipartisan letter signed by the entire New York House of Representatives delegation calling on U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Bryan Newland to participate in a "talking and healing circle" with New York Native American Tribes.
Niagara Falls Police launch targeted hot-spot enforcement
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:30 pm
On Friday, April 8, the Niagara Falls Police Department executed an eight-hour targeted hot spot enforcement detail with the assistance of numerous local and federal law enforcement partners.
Niagara Falls Public Library receives federal grant to 'provide residents with secure, confidential access to telehealth'
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Public Library has received a federal grant that will give residents the opportunity to utilize telehealth services.
NAWBO to host advocacy breakfast
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:10 pm
The National Association of Women Business Owners, Buffalo-Niagara chapter, is part of a national network that represents more than 11 million women entrepreneurs across the U.S.
AAA: When it comes to new vehicle technology, practice doesn't make perfect
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:10 pm
Owners of new vehicles equipped with driving assistance technology may understand it better after six months of use, but the depth of their knowledge is limited.
'Other Voices' program to highlight Lockport's hospital and nursing
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 11:05 am
The Niagara County Historical Society will present the next installment in its "Other Voices" program at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23. The free program, open to the public, will feature a talk on the history of Lockport's hospital and the changing role of its nurses.
Hochul announces 'successful start' to interstate task force on illegal guns
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 09:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced 1,753 firearms have been removed from the state's streets in the two months since she convened the Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns - a 20% increase in the overall number of guns seized due to increased cooperation and communication from the state and regional partnership.
Rotary Club of Niagara County Central presents first 'Market in the Country' in Wilson
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 03:05 pm
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central presents the first Wilson "Market in the Country" on Saturday, July 9.
Niagara Falls City Council chairman to resign
Thu, Apr 7th 2022 09:20 am
Niagara Falls City Council Chairman John Spanbauer will resign from his position, effective May 22. Spanbauer notified his fellow councilmembers shortly before making a public announcement at Wednesday's council meeting.
The Giving Project launches Autism Acceptance Month fundraiser with Britini D'Angelo of 'Big Brother'
Wed, Apr 6th 2022 06:50 pm
The Giving Project has teamed up with former "Big Brother" cast member Britini D'Angelo in a campaign benefiting The Summit Center. The "Britini D'Angelo Fundraiser: Benefiting the Summit Center" aims to raise $10,000 to benefit the Summit Center's ongoing mission of providing lifechanging support to individuals living with developmental disabilities like autism.
Good Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 04:15 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will offer a special Good Friday service. "Tre Ore" ("The Great Three Hours") will take place from noon until 3 p.m. April 15. It is a service of homilies, hymns and prayers of the seven last words of Christ from the cross. The Rev. Canon Robert Duerr will preach. The public is invited and free to come and go as needed.
Higgins invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional Art Competition
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting high school students living in the 26th congressional district to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece from each district is sent to Washington, D.C., and displayed in the Capitol Building.
The Tool Library & WNY Trash Mob present Earth Day Cleanup contest
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
The Tool Library and WNY Trash Mob have officially opened registration for their citywide Earth Day cleanup competition, scheduled from Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24.
NYS Office of Mental Health announces funding to strengthen suicide prevention efforts for veterans & uniformed personnel
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:40 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced funding for a new initiative to strengthen resiliency and suicide prevention efforts among military veterans and uniformed personnel, including law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical service members, and corrections officers.
NYS Department of State: Additional $4 million available to local governments for efficiency initiatives through countywide shared services program
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
The New York State Department of State announced the availability of $4 million in funding designed to aid local governments in their efforts to implement efficiency and cost-saving measures that were identified under a previously submitted countywide shared services initiative (CWSSI) plan, but never implemented or completed.
Niagara County seeks help of residents in completing health survey
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is working closely with the three local hospitals, its mental health and substance abuse department, and community partners - forming the Niagara County Community Health Workgroup - to "identify priority areas to build a plan to improve the health of our communities." The workgroup is conducting a collaborative community health assessment to understand the health needs and concerns of the local communities.

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