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Nikki's Chocolates to launch new products
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
Jannell Eason, owner and founder of Nikki's Chocolates WNY, will launch new products at a market held at her shop, at 2 p.m. at 27 Chandler St., Suite 205, Buffalo. Customers will be able to taste and purchase her new chocolate caramel trifle and strawberry shortcake trifle.
ECHDC, Be Our Guest announce summer season at Buffalo Waterfront
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:20 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Be Our Guest on Friday announced what they called an exciting 2021 season at the Buffalo Waterfront, with activities from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Summer on the waterfront will see some new attractions, including the Buffalo Heritage Carousel, new and expanded beer gardens, international touring light exhibit and a wide variety of food options.
Eight Days of Hope Buffalo & KeyBank team up to help Masten District
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:25 pm
Eight Days of Hope (EDOH), in partnership with KeyBank, will host its second annual EDOH Buffalo outreach from July 17-24, providing free home repairs on hundreds of homes in the Masten District.
ASI reveals 8th annual Spark Award winners
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Arts Services Inc. celebrated the winners and honorees of the 8th annual Spark Awards, presented by M&T Bank, in a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday. The presentation was streamed for free through ASI's YouTube page (
3 fire chiefs retire from Niagara Falls Fire Department
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:25 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the retirement of three City of Niagara Falls firemen: Battalion Chief Cliff Mayes, Battalion Chief David McGovern and Chief of Fire Prevention Jeffrey Benjamin. The retirement of these men is effective Saturday, May 29. Together, these firemen account for 87 years of experience and their contributions will last for many years to come.
Erie County Fair asks: Are you ribbon worthy?
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
"At the Erie County Fair, we love to compete! Spirited competition among peers is at the heart of the fair experience. Who has the best photograph? Best jam? Biggest stalk of corn?," the venue asked this week.
DEC reminds water recreationists to clean, drain & dry watercraft and equipment to protect NYS waters from invasive species
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:40 pm
As this year's boating season officially kicks off, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded water recreationists to do their part in protecting New York's waters from aquatic invasive species (AIS) by remembering to clean, drain and dry watercraft and equipment.
BIANYS presents annual conference & medical symposium
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will host its annual conference and medical symposium virtually again for 2021.
Mayor Brown, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY announce season 6 of 'Summer City Fitness'
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:35 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Tuesday joined Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York President Dr. Michael Edbauer to announce season six of "Summer City Fitness." The series of free dance fitness classes aims to engage city residents in healthy, fun activity. It will start Saturday, June 5.
Niagara County conducting survey on rural transportation program
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works is conducting an online survey related to the county's rural transportation program in an effort to evaluate riders' needs, potentially develop new routes and look for ways to increase usage. The survey is currently available at:
National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation announces $140,000 in grants to community nonprofits
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co. funded entirely by shareholders, recently held its quarterly meeting and approved grants totaling $140,000.
$1.6 million awarded to Village of Wilson to elevate pier
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the start of construction of a $1.6 million resiliency project, awarded to the Village of Wilson through the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative.
Restaino announces paving & roadwork schedule for City of Niagara Falls
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
On Monday, at 91st Street Park in Niagara Falls, Mayor Robert Restaino announced the paving and roadwork schedule:
DEC announces opening of 2021 muskellunge fishing seasons
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the fishing season for muskellunge, also known as "muskie" or "musky," starts in most state waters later this week. The season for New York's largest freshwater sportfish begins Saturday in inland waters and on Saturday, June 19, in Great Lakes waters, which include Lake Erie, upper Niagara River, lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
Niagara Falls: Short road closure scheduled for Welch Avenue beginning Wednesday, May 26
Mon, May 24th 2021 02:05 pm
Beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, a portion of Welch Avenue in Niagara Falls will be closed. The closure will be from 24th Street through 2246 Welch Ave. It is due to repairs being made at the National Grid station located at this site.
HUD: $5 billion nationwide to house people experiencing homelessness
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:00 am
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced the allocation of $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds for emergency housing vouchers for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
New pop-up vaccination sites at airports to reach more individuals with COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced seven new pop-up vaccination sites at airports in New York City, White Plains, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. The sites will be open for walk-in vaccinations on a first-come, first-served basis utilizing the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
DEC announces start of 2021 camping season
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:30 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Thursday announced DEC's 56 campgrounds and day-use areas will be open to the public today.
Higgins & Nowakowski urge participation in Emergency Broadband Benefit
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:25 am
With the Federal Communication Commission reporting over 1 million households registered to receive the Emergency Broadband Benefit in the first week alone, Congressman Brian Higgins and Buffalo City Council member Mitch Nowakowski are encouraging Western New Yorkers to register, to ensure they don't miss out on the opportunity for reduced broadband rates.
Higgins asks New York to make COVID vaccines available to Canadian residents
Wed, May 19th 2021 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the congressional northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, is asking New York state to open up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to Canadians.
ASI announces 8th annual Spark Awards finalists & honorees
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:15 pm
Arts Services Inc. will recognize 17 individual and organizational creative leaders in the Western New York arts industry at the eighth annual Spark Awards presented by M&T Bank on May 26.
19 Ideas partners with Say Yes Buffalo to launch marketing & communications fellowship
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:15 pm
Strategic marketing agency 19 Ideas announced a partnership with Say Yes Buffalo to offer an annual fellowship program that will provide Say Yes Buffalo scholars with a comprehensive, 12-month experience of working at a marketing agency with clients that span various industries. As part of the Say Yes Buffalo internship and career pathways program, the competitive paid fellowship opportunity through 19 Ideas will be available to Say Yes Buffalo scholars beginning this fall.
Higgins announces legislation honoring Indiana Hunt-Martin
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the introduction of H.R. 2142, which designates the Central Park Post Office at 170 Manhattan Ave., Buffalo, as the "Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building" in honor of Women's Army Corps (WAC) veteran Indiana Hunt-Martin who was part of the first African American WAC unit - and the only to serve in Europe during WWII.
Free community COVID-19 testing event
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Center, along with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority and the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force, will conduct free community testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Packard Court Community Center, 4300 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Higgins applauds Biden administration action to send vaccines to other nations
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins applauded the announcement by President Joe Biden that the U.S. will share at least 20 million additional doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines with other nations. This is in addition to the 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine previously shared by the U.S.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Office for the Aging to issue senior ID cards
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:00 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the Office for the Aging have partnered to offer free senior ID cards to any Niagara County resident 60 years of age and older. These cards will display a picture and identifying information similar to a driver's license on the front, and will list two emergency contacts and pertinent medical information on the back.
Bills & Sabres to celebrate 716 Day with 'Give 716'
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres will celebrate 716 Day with a new initiative: "Give 716," a communitywide day of giving to support charities across Western New York. The goal of "Give 716" is to unite Bills and Sabres fans with the Western New York community in an "epic day of online giving."
The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo honoring David Rust and Kinja Bagalwa at virtual 'Upstander Celebration'
Mon, May 17th 2021 07:00 am
The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo (HRC), a local organization "dedicated to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust, remembering the survivors and victims, and promoting social justice, civic responsibility and human rights," will hold its second "Upstander Celebration" event virtually at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20.
Restaino announces start of attorney general's 'Cities RISE' loan program
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:55 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the kick-off for the New York state attorney general's "Cities RISE' loan program in the City of Niagara Falls.
Higgins: $5.5 million for Niagara Falls Airport
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced more than $5.5 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation to support the final phase of construction on taxiway improvements at the Niagara Falls International Airport.
DEC urges New York drivers to 'give turtles a brake'
Wed, May 12th 2021 07:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded New Yorkers that turtles are on the move in the months of May and June, and asked drivers to "give turtles a brake."
'Boom Days Buffalo' returns May 15
Wed, May 12th 2021 06:30 pm
"Boom Days Buffalo," an annual celebration of spring marking the removal of the ice boom, is happening from 3:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Silo City in Buffalo. The full list of events, times and locations can be found at All events are free and open to all, with all COVID-19 protocols being followed. The full event will also be streamed live on the "Boom Days Buffalo" Facebook page.
Free community COVID-19 testing event in Falls
Wed, May 12th 2021 05:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Center, along with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority and the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force, will conduct free community testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Packard Court Community Center, 4300 Pine Ave.
Jacobs announces FCC program to lower broadband costs for customers
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:40 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs recently announced a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program designed to lower internet service costs for customers nationwide. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will begin accepting applications on May 12.
Forest service grants available for Great Lakes restoration projects
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:40 pm
The USDA Forest Service Eastern Region announced two requests for applications for 2021 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects. Through an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service anticipates up to $5.4 million will be available for reforestation, ecosystem restoration and forest health improvements on non-federal lands in the Great Lakes basin of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
DEC, State Parks encourage campers to use local firewood while enjoying outdoors
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:40 pm
With the start of the 2021 camping season underway, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid encouraged campers to use local firewood and follow state firewood regulations to help prevent the spread of invasive species.
AAA offers free online Medicare sessions
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:00 pm
May is National Older Americans Month. In celebration of the elder community, AAA Western and Central New York continues to offer free Medicare review and information sessions.
Catholic Health launches specialty pharmacy services
Mon, May 10th 2021 07:00 am
Furthering its mission to deliver high-quality, compassionate and affordable care to Western New York, Catholic Health announced the launch of a new business line focused on offering comprehensive personalized, specialty pharmacy services across its network of physician practices and clinics. A key part of Catholic Health's community pharmacy initiative, the program is being developed in partnership with Trellis Rx, a leading technology-enabled specialty pharmacy services provider.
Niagara Falls: Restaino announces continuation of expedited temporary outdoor seating permits to safely increase seating & dining capacities at local businesses
Fri, May 7th 2021 04:00 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the continuation of the expedited process for local businesses to apply for temporary permits for outdoor seating/dining service. This system was developed last year in response to the economic effects felt throughout the Niagara Falls community due to COVID-19 and increased reopening efforts by local government to support local businesses.
Lymphedema education program
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:15 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN), supported by funding from Windsong Cares Foundation, will present a virtual Lymphedema Education Program on Tuesday, May 25. The guest speaker for the program will be Dr. Donna Gulick of OrthoSports Physical Therapy - recognized as one of the area's leading experts in lymphedema therapy and treatment.

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