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Ryan selects Jessie Fisher as 2024 'Women of Distinction'
Thu, May 16th 2024 01:20 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan recognized Jessie Fisher, executive director of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, as a member of the 2024 New York State Senate "Women of Distinction" class of honorees.
Local community celebrates culture and education at 'Bollywood Night' and scholarship dinner
Wed, May 15th 2024 08:30 am
Over 150 community members gathered at the Wheatfield Senior Center on the evening of May 11 to celebrate the annual "Bollywood Night" and scholarship dinner hosted by Bridge Niagara Foundation and Naz716 Business Center. The event, which commenced at 5 p.m. with guest arrivals and networking, was a testament to the vibrancy and diversity of the local community.
USACE work plan boosts Lakes Erie and Ontario navigation by $17.6 million
Tue, May 14th 2024 12:15 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, received a total of $17.6 million in the fiscal year 2024 work plan for Army civil works to bolster navigation and structures across lakes Erie and Ontario.
NYS: $127 million to police departments & sheriffs' offices for new technology, equipment to prevent & solve crimes, improve public safety
Mon, May 13th 2024 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $127 million to police departments and sheriffs' offices outside of New York City for new technology and equipment to prevent and solve crimes and improve public safety. The governor secured additional funding in the FY 2025 enacted budget to fund applications made by 378 law enforcement agencies that responded to the state's application for funding last fall.
Niagara County Department of Health offers a free diabetes self-management workshop
Fri, May 10th 2024 09:40 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 six-week workshop starts June 12 and is scheduled from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation announces more than $200,000 in charitable grants
Thu, May 9th 2024 11:40 am
The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., recently approved foundation grants totaling $207,000.
Just Buffalo Literary Center announces 2024 season of Silo City Reading Series
Wed, May 8th 2024 03:35 pm
The 12th season of the Silo City Reading Series kicks off June 15 with an event headlined by National Book Award Finalist poet and cultural theorist Fred Moten, author of "Perennial Fashion Presence Falling" (Wave Books) and poet, translator and aerialist Christina Vega-Westhoff.
Defendant pleads guilty for fatally injuring his father-in-law who attempted to stop him during assault on his estranged wife
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 41-year-old Mohammed Mia of Buffalo pleaded guilty yesterday morning before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge in full satisfaction of the indictment against him.
'Coffee with Chris' and Mark Laurrie
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
Niagara Falls School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18.
Explore & More: Flood damage forces immediate closure of community treehouse exhibit
Mon, May 6th 2024 04:45 pm
On Monday, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announced, "We experienced a tremendous amount of flood damage to the third and fourth floors of the museum Monday, forcing us to close our community treehouse indefinitely.
Jewish Family Services of WNY offers mental health resources for teens and their parents
Mon, May 6th 2024 01:35 pm
While changing emotions can be a normal part of adolescence, being proactive and understanding the signs to look out for before those feelings are heightened is crucial - as early intervention and treatment are key to mental wellness.
Lower oil prices lead to slower rise in gas prices
Mon, May 6th 2024 12:30 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.65, down one cent from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.55. The New York state average is $3.73, up 2 cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was also $3.70.
Online conference, 'Let's Talk About Health: Caring for Older Adults in Rural New York,' to be held May 17
Mon, May 6th 2024 07:00 am
An all-day, online conference to assist and educate health care professionals and caregivers for older adults living in rural areas across New York will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17.
YBPA plans for 2024: New officers sworn-in; Kudel looks ahead
Fri, May 3rd 2024 01:15 pm
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held an upbeat spring meeting last month, with nearly 80 members in attendance at the new Griffon Brewery and Gastropub.
WNY Women's Foundation to host 2nd annual women's leadership summit
Fri, May 3rd 2024 07:00 am
The WNY Women's Foundation invites local women of all professional backgrounds to participate in the 2024 Women's Leadership Summit at the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena on May 31.
OFN to host 'Native Nations at Niagara'
Fri, May 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara will host its second annual smoke dance competition, "Native Nations at Niagara," on Saturday, May 11.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital celebrates a 'Ribbeting' achievement
Thu, May 2nd 2024 10:50 pm
If you drive past Kenmore Mercy Hospital, you will see 21 frogs lined up on the front lawn holding the letter "A." That's because they're playing a celebratory game of leap frog!
Appeal 2024 HOPE Day is Wednesday, May 15
Thu, May 2nd 2024 04:25 pm
HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal 2024 is Wednesday, May 15, across Western New York. The first $61,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar from generous donors including Uniland Development, Catholic Health and OneBridge Benefits.
Taking steps to improve kidney health: Walk and 5K to help fight silent epidemic
Thu, May 2nd 2024 03:25 pm
Hundreds of Western New Yorkers will gather at the Buffalo Outer Harbor on Sunday, June 23, to support people with kidney disease and raise awareness. The Walk for Kidney Health is the largest annual event for members of the area's kidney community, families, friends and medical providers.
Niagara County: Man pleads guilty to manslaughter, robbery
Thu, May 2nd 2024 03:25 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Rohmelo K. Lewis, age 24, of Niagara Falls, plead guilty in County Court this week to the crimes of manslaughter in the first degree, robbery in the first degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
Enjoy 'A Night at the Movies' with the Buffalo Wind Symphony
Thu, May 2nd 2024 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Wind Symphony will present "A Night at the Movies," a concert event celebrating music from iconic motion pictures.
AFL/CIO labor unions join hands in memory of members of labor who gave their lives to job
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:40 pm
The 33rd annual Workers Memorial Day will be observed Saturday, May 4. We extend a very special invitation to the labor community, family and the general public to join us at our annual workers memorial tribute to the men and women of labor who have died of work-related injuries.
Niagara Arts Guild announces winners
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:20 pm
The Niagara Arts Guild awarded ribbons at Saturday's opening to the member works of art on exhibit at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office has stolen vehicle pursuit & two weekend fires
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
On Saturday at 5:21 a.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications division received a 9-1-1 call from a female caller in the 800 block of Sunnyside Drive in the Town of Niagara. She stated that a male in a mask approached her idling vehicle and stole it from her driveway.
2nd annual 'Gift to the Community Concert'
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
The University at Buffalo's department of music offers its second annual "Gift to the Community Concert" celebrating the strength and musical diversity of the Buffalo community. Faculty, students and local musical luminaries join together this Mother's Day for a program of jazz, classical and Afro-Latin music. Admission is free. No ticket required.
UB School of Management students complete another year of free tax service
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
During the 2024 tax season, 97 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $307,000 back into the Buffalo community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Brian Higgins to address Canisius University's Class of 2024
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
Brian Higgins will deliver the commencement address to Canisius University's 2024 undergraduate and graduate classes during ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, in the Koessler Athletic Center.
Hochul awards $10 million through Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant program
Fri, Apr 26th 2024 07:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $10 million has been awarded through round one of New York's Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant program. Projects in the North Country and in Western New York were awarded $5 million each to improve meal preparation and distribution for kindergarten through grade 12 students.
WNY Scout Council to participate in Boy Scouts' historic Worldwide Day of Prayer
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 08:30 pm
The Western New York Scout Council, BSA is coming together with Boy Scouts around the world for the first Worldwide Day of Prayer for Scout Councils.
UB to host 'The Ethics of Storytelling': Film Screening, Author Talk & Panel Discussion'
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 08:45 pm
Join the University at Buffalo journalism certificate program as it explores the ethical considerations of narrative-driven professionals with "The Ethics of Storytelling": Film Screening, Author Talk & Panel Discussion.
Free program in Sanborn on 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:30 am
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will hold an educational program on the common warning signs of Alzheimer's disease or dementia, and the importance of early detection.
Severe Weather Awareness Week: Hochul encourages New Yorkers to prepare households for severe weather
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York state, and is encouraging New Yorkers to take steps to prepare themselves and their households for severe weather.
Koolulam, the global mass singing experience, to hold event at Asbury Hall
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 03:40 pm
Koolulam, the global mass singing experience, is coming to Asbury Hall at 8 p.m. May 9, thanks to a University at Buffalo faculty member who is an expert on the benefits and delights of collective song performance. The evening also has a research component that includes an opportunity for attendees to make a few bucks in addition to having a great time.
WNY Pride 5K fun run & LGBTQ+ wellness fair set to kick off Pride season 2024
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 12:40 pm
The unofficial kickoff event for Pride season is back and bigger than ever, the WNY Pride 5K fun run/walk and LGBTQ+ wellness fair. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, on the grounds of SUNY Niagara, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
2nd annual 'Bollywood Night & Scholarship Dinner'
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 12:40 pm
The Bridge Niagara Foundation, together with Naz716, announced the return of the "Bollywood Night & Scholarship Dinner" for its second year, "promising an evening rich in cultural heritage," organizers said. This event will take place starting at 5 p.m. May 11 at the Wheatfield Senior Center.
NYSEG and RG&E announce assistance available to help customers with unpaid bills
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 12:40 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) want to help customers find relief for unpaid bills for their electricity and/or gas service. The winter restrictions on service disconnections have ended, meaning customers with a financial need for help with unpaid bills should act now to keep their service on.
Council for Older Adults in Niagara County spring conference
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 08:45 am
Greg Olsen, acting director of the New York State Office for the Aging, will keynote the Niagara County Council for Older Adults (COA) spring conference. Olsen oversees the agency's day-to-day operations and the administration of federal and state-funded programs designed to assist more than 4.6 million older adult residents in New York.
National Fuel employees volunteer for 3rd annual 'Days of Doing'
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 09:10 am
In recognition of Earth Day and Earth Month, on Monday, April 22, through Wednesday, April 24, more than 700 National Fuel employees will provide approximately 2,300 hours of volunteer service across the company's New York and Pennsylvania service territory during "Days of Doing" (DOD), an annual, three-day, companywide event.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2024 coming to Ellicott District
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) - Buffalo 2024 is taking place once again in the City of Good Neighbors. This year, over 1,200 volunteers will serve 100 families with free home repairs in the Ellicott District from July 20-27.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper hosts WNY-wide 'Spring Sweep' for waterways
Wed, Apr 17th 2024 06:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is once again leading the "Spring Sweep," the largest single-day cleanup across Western New York, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20.
 

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