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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.
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.
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.
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.
Niagara County alerts residents to road survey work on Ewings Road
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 02:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works is alerting residents it will begin surveying Ewings Road, from Jacques Road to Route 78, beginning this week. This work, being conducted by Popli Design Group (PDG), will assist in-house engineers to design and prepare bid documents to resurface this road in the near future.
NFMMC, Parkview Health opens outpatient pharmacy
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 12:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Parkview Health Services have partnered to open a new outpatient pharmacy on the medical center's downtown campus.
Higgins announces approval of Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 10:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced approval of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021 (H.R. 2119). This legislation modifies, expands and reauthorizes the Family Violence and Prevention Services program through fiscal year 2026.
Higgins: $173,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding for The Service Collaborative of Western New York
Tue, Oct 26th 2021 12:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced a federal grant totaling $173,001 awarded to The Service Collaborative of WNY.
Center for Elder Law & Justice awarded federal funding
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 02:05 pm
The Center for Elder Law & Justice has been awarded funding through the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to provide enhanced training and services to end abuse in later life in Niagara County. The agency will partner with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, the district attorney of Niagara County, and Pinnacle Community Services to provide training programs to law enforcement, prosecutors, units of local government, victim service providers, and other organizations in recognizing and addressing instances of elder abuse.
Annual 'Project Homeless Connect Buffalo' taking place Oct. 28
Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 06:15 pm
On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Western New York Coalition for the Homeless, in partnership with the Buffalo City Mission and the City of Buffalo, will hold the annual "Project Homeless Connect Buffalo" at the Buffalo City Mission.
Tops Markets announces launch of 'Free Gas and Groceries Campaign'
Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 06:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets announced the launch of its 2021 "Free Gas and Grocery Campaign." The promotion will run from Oct. 24 through Nov. 6 at all participating Tops locations.
Hochul: $76 million affordable housing development and fresh food market in Buffalo's central business district
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new, $76 million development with 201 mixed-income affordable homes and a brand-new, 22,000-square-foot fresh food market will open soon in Buffalo. 201 Ellicott was constructed on an underutilized city-owned surface parking lot in Buffalo's central business district after undergoing brownfield remediation.
Higgins announces approval of legislation delivering federal funding to help states tackle opioid crisis
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced approval of the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2021 (H.R. 2379). The bipartisan legislation provides $1.75 billion each year from 2022 through 2027 to help states and tribes prevent and reduce substance abuse. The annual allocation represents an increase over the $1.5 billion provided for 2021.
DEC announces leftover deer management permits available Nov. 1
Wed, Oct 20th 2021 03:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Wednesday announced remaining deer management permits (DMPs) in several wildlife management units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1.
New York Power Authority donates retired electric vehicles to NYS educational institutions for clean energy workforce training
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:50 pm
The New York Power Authority on Tuesday announced the launch of an innovative pilot program to donate retired electric vehicles to regional educational institutions for use in automotive training programs to help students learn the skills needed to enter the clean energy workforce.
Higgins cosponsors legislation addressing cargo pilot fatigue
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is cosponsoring the Safe Skies Act of 2021 (H.R. 4075). This bill, led by Rep. Salud Carbajal of California, builds on previous flight safety legislation to ensure that cargo pilots fly a safe number of hours and have sufficient rest.

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