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'Oh, So Vein!' Learn how vascular health is connected to how you feel
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 10:40 am
Some circulation problems like varicose and spider veins aren't life-threatening. Others, like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and peripheral artery disease (PAD), can be. If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, a family history of stroke, or are 50 years old or older, you may be at risk.
Village of Brockport selected for 'Empire State Trail Town' program
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 10:40 am
Parks & Trails New York, the New York State Canal Corp. and the Village of Brockport announced Brockport was selected as the pilot community for the new "Empire State Trail Town" program. They said this will help Brockport benefit from its location along the Erie Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail.
Free, virtual workshops for families who have children with disabilities, professionals who work with them
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 10:40 am
A series of free, virtual workshops designed to inform and educate parents who have children with disabilities and professionals who work with them will be hosted online by Parent Network of WNY throughout April.
Niagara County announces façade grant program for businesses
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced the launch of the new Niagara County Façade Program (NCFP). The NCFP will provide matching grants up to $50,000 for eligible businesses in order to rejuvenate their properties to help bring vibrancy to the central business districts in communities across the county. The county has allocated $3 million for the program through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park launches endowment campaign for USS The Sullivans, opens for season
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
USS The Sullivans (DD-537) has been decorated with shamrocks since World War II as a sign of the Irish ancestry of the five Sullivan brothers who, serving together on the light cruiser USS Juneau, were all killed in action on its sinking on Nov. 13, 1942.
Kantor Law Firm launches 'Look Before You Left' petition campaign for biker safety
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
Attorney Steve Kantor and the Kantor Law Firm announced the launch of their campaign to make travelling in New York safer for motorcycle riders and other vulnerable users of the roads.
Catholic Health secures $58.5m in bond financing to fund new Lockport Memorial Hospital
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 04:55 pm
Catholic Health announced Tuesday it has secured orders from several investors for $58.5 million in bonds to fund construction of its Lockport Memorial Hospital. In addition to the new hospital, which will become a campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Niagara County, the bond financing will support cardiac catheterization room renovations at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and other small infrastructure projects across the system.
Woman shot in argument at convenience store; Niagara Falls police investigating
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 02:20 pm
Shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, March 14, Niagara Falls Police responded to the 7/11 at 2310 Hyde Park Blvd., for a report of an assault.
Family Promise of WNY receives $100,000 from Crossroads Lutheran Church
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 10:10 am
Family Promise of WNY, a family homeless shelter, is receiving a major gift of $100,000 from Crossroads Lutheran Church this week. The gift comes after Crossroads Lutheran Church - permanently closed in 2020 - sold off property and assets.
Niagara Falls to reopen, repair pools; launches lifeguard hiring blitz
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 10:10 am
For the first time in two years, the City of Niagara Falls plans to open its pools and splash pads to the public this summer. Leading up to the reopening, Mayor Robert Restaino is launching several major projects to get the facilities ready for visitors.
Catholic Health supports Ukrainian relief effort
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 02:30 pm
The crisis in Ukraine has affected millions of people fighting for their country - and millions more fleeing their homeland to protect their families - leaving loved ones and possessions behind.
NCHS to present program on Niagara County's historic international bridges
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society will present "International Bridges of Niagara," a free public program covering the history of the bridges, at Lockport's Historic Palace Theatre at 7 p.m. Monday, March 21.
American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Returns in person, united again across region
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 12:45 pm
The 2022 American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure is back to an in-person event this year on Saturday June 11, at Xerox Campus in Webster. Riders across upstate New York, including the Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany regions, will unite for the second consecutive year to raise much-needed funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy.
Daylight saving time: Turn your clocks forward and test your smoke alarms
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 12:30 pm
Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 13, and the American Red Cross of Western New York reminds everyone to turn your clocks forward one hour and test your smoke alarms.
Catholic Health launches specialty pharmacy program in Niagara County
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 11:55 am
Catholic Health has expanded its specialty pharmacy program to serve patients in Niagara County. Launched last July in Erie County, Catholic Health's specialty pharmacy offers comprehensive, personalized pharmacy services for patients with serious chronic health conditions who require complex medication therapies.
$232 million in additional food assistance for New Yorkers in March
Thu, Mar 10th 2022 08:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for March. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits -will receive a supplemental allotment this month, which will result in New York state's economy receiving roughly $232 million in federal funding.
'Tops Totes for Change' continues to aid local charities by raising over $400,000
Wed, Mar 9th 2022 07:20 pm
A little over two years ago, Tops launched "Tops Totes for Change." This program encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for $1.99, with $1 of the proceeds donated back to four local community organization. Since its inception, Tops is proud to say that more than $403,000 has been raised for area charities.
Hochul: New SNUG Street staff trained to deploy into communities to tackle gun violence
Wed, Mar 9th 2022 04:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the newest employees of the state's SNUG Street Outreach program will be deployed to sites in Albany, Buffalo, Hempstead, Mt. Vernon, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Syracuse, Troy and Yonkers. Hochul met with the new staff and delivered virtual remarks at the team training on Wednesday.
Memorial Medical Center updates patient visitation
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 05:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has revised its visitation policy. The updated plan removes the previous proof of coronavirus vaccination requirement for all visitors who are accompanying a patient for a service or visiting an inpatient.
GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, WNY icons to light night in blue & yellow celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 04:35 pm
On Monday, March 21, GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center will partner with many of the region's iconic building and attractions to shine a light on DS.
Niagara Area Foundation announces council members, 2022 officers
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 04:35 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation announced its new council members and the officers elected for the 2022 term.
Memorial now offering in-house dialysis to patients
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 03:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is now offering in-house dialysis service to medical center patients. Inpatient dialysis treatment will now be administered by Memorial staff throughout the medical center's campus, eliminating the need for an outside renal contractor.
Empire State Development announces opening of The Three Stories Coffee Co. on Buffalo's east side
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 12:10 pm
Empire State Development announced the grand-opening of the Three Stories Coffee Co. at 1021 Broadway on the east side of Buffalo. The small-batch coffee roastery is a not-for-profit extension of 716 Ministries, which "empowers individuals and transforms neighborhoods through job training."
WNY LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Fair at NCCC
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
Niagara Pride's WNY LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, from inside the main gym at Niagara County Community College (3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn). Last year's event was postponed due to the pandemic.
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.
'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.

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