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Botanical Gardens presents newest rendition of 'Gardens After Dark': 'Autumn Twilight'
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 10:05 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced its latest exhibit in the "Gardens After Dark" series, "Autumn Twilight." Happening on select nights throughout the month of October, visitors can enjoy the warm glow of the fall season.
Niagara Hospice holds remembrance event at Transit Drive-In
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 09:25 am
Niagara Hospice recently held a remembrance celebration event at the Transit Drive-In in Lockport. Nearly 200 Niagara County family members attended to honor loved ones who died under hospice care during the past year.
Grand opening of innovative Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the nation's first nature trail specifically designed to address the sensory needs of those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities is open at Letchworth State Park.
$144,500-plus in American Rescue Plan funding for Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced The Buffalo History Museum was awarded $144,518 in American Rescue Plan funding to support the continuation of programs and protection of local jobs during the pandemic.
Higgins announces $750,000 in federal funding for Launch NY
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a $750,000 federal grant awarded to Launch NY. Funded by the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA), the grant will support Launch NY's investments in technology-driven start-ups across upstate New York.
$20 million in stabilization funding to support addiction service providers in NYS
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced New York state has secured $20 million in federal funding through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant program to assist addiction service providers with loss of revenue and operating expenses incurred as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Niagara Area Foundation accepting grant applications through Oct. 15
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:40 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation, a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for the 2021 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 15 and can be submitted online at
Memorial to hold vaccine booster clinics
Wed, Sep 29th 2021 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will begin holding weekly community COVID-19 vaccine booster shot clinics this week.
NYS, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper announce completion of $2 million Buffalo Blueway public access project at DEC Ohio Street Site
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 08:20 pm
Empire State Development, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of the $2 million renovated Buffalo Blueway site, DEC's Buffalo River - Ohio Street fishing access site. The ESD-funded project, completed by BNW, adds to the network of public access points along the city's waterways as part of the Buffalo Blueway project, a regional effort to improve and enhance waterfront access and opportunities for recreation.
HEAP application assistance returning for senior citizens
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 08:20 pm
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced the return of HEAP application assistance for seniors, offered in cooperation with the Niagara County Office of the Aging.
Special Olympics NY opens student registration for first 'Cool School Polar Plunge' in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 07:00 am
Special Olympics New York has opened student registration for its first "Cool School Polar Plunge," an entire day dedicated to Western New York students who commit to raising funds for local Special Olympics athletes by plunging into the cold water at Woodlawn Beach State Park on Friday, Dec. 3. First Student will award $1,000 scholarships to the top male and female fundraisers, who will also be crowned "king and queen" at the event.
Cooney hosts Buffalo roundtable as part of 'Regener8 Cities' tour
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:10 pm
New York State Sen. Jeremy Cooney, D-Rochester, continued his "Regener8 Cities" tour with roundtable discussion with local stakeholders in Buffalo. Sens. Tim Kennedy, Sean Ryan and Edward Rath co-hosted the panel, along with Cooney - chairman of the Senate's "Cities 2 Committee," which featured business, nonprofit and education leaders to discuss issues that impact cities outside of NYC.
Hochul announces launch of mapping survey to examine quality & availability of broadband across state
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the launch of a Broadband Mapping Consumer Survey to assist in New York's first-ever in-depth statewide mapping study of broadband to identify the availability, reliability and cost of high-speed broadband services across the state.
Hochul: $12.6 million for supportive housing projects in Brooklyn & Buffalo
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $12.6 million in state funding has been awarded to projects in Brooklyn and Buffalo that will provide permanent supportive housing to New Yorkers experiencing homelessness.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet Oct. 8
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee meeting will be conducted at Mutual Riverfront Park building, 41 Hamburg St., Buffalo, at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8.
City of Niagara Falls Fire Department Mutual Aid Association to hold annual memorial service
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls Fire Department Mutual Aid Association will honor deceased members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department who have answered their final alarm during this past year. The service for this will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Firehouse 8, 320 Hyde Park Blvd.
Can You Help?: Fundraiser to aid hit-and-run victim
Fri, Sep 24th 2021 07:00 am
On June 29, Dan "Dambo" Gravelle of Niagara Falls was involved in a hit-and-run accident while riding his motorcycle. A SUV pulled out in front of him, making a left-hand turn, which cut him off and he "T-boned" the SUV.
Local PRSA chapter honors outstanding work and professionals
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:35 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter celebrated the return of its annual Excalibur Awards Program, which honors outstanding public relations campaigns and tactics throughout Western New York. The organization bestowed 43 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards and additionally honored work on behalf of Rich Products and the University at Buffalo School of Management as this year's platinum winners.
The Market In The Square & Country 106.5 WYRK score with 'Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut' fundraising challenge to benefit ECMC
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:00 pm
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. officials on Wednesday announced the results of The Market In The Square and Country 106.5 WYRK "Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut" Northtowns versus Southtowns fundraising sale challenge to support ECMC.
Ryan & Jean-Pierre successfully push NYS to extend emergency certification program for educators
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:00 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and New York State Assembly member Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced Wednesday the New York State Education Department (NYSED) agreed to take action as a result of the legislators' letter requesting the extension of the Emergency COVID-19 Certificate program past its initial deadline of Sept. 1. The deadline has been extended one year, to Sept. 1, 2022.
Impact patrol operation in City of Niagara Falls
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 11:55 am
On Tuesday, the Niagara Falls Police Department, in collaboration with several other law enforcement agencies, executed a joint impact patrol operation to focus on crime in the City of Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls City Market now accepts SNAP
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 11:50 am
As of Wednesday, customers of the Niagara Falls City Market will be able to use their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, to purchase eligible products from vendors.
Henderson named director of NCCC Small Business Development Center
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 01:05 pm
Maureen Henderson was named director of the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center. She replaces previous director Lynn Oswald, who retired Sept. 1 after 12 years in the role.
Batavia Downs needs wiener dogs for annual dachshund races
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:45 pm
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel announced Batavia Downs will host its famous wiener dog races on Sunday, Oct. 17. While there is no live harness racing that day, a different type of racing will go on at Batavia's historic track. At 3 p.m., up to 80 dachshunds will race for the crown of fastest wiener dog in Western New York.
Oktoberfest to benefit History Center
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:45 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society's all-ages Oktoberfest returns to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, for a festive and lively celebration.
Niagara County Public Defender's Office relocates
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:40 pm
Niagara County Chief Public Defender Nicholas B. Robinson announced the relocation of the county's public defender's office is now complete. The new office location is 170 East Ave., Lockport. The office moved from 139 Niagara St., in the county Civil Defense building.
Bills, Wegmans kick off 'Huddle for Hunger Week'
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 12:10 pm
As the Buffalo Bills and Wegmans kick off "Huddle For Hunger Week," Wegmans' customers can help fight hunger in Western New York with a "Buy a Meal, Give a Meal" promotion through Meals 2Go.
Standing Rock activist Chase Iron Eyes to speak at Niagara Falls Indigenous Peoples Day celebration
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:45 am
The Atlantis School For Gifted Youngsters will host Niagara Falls first Indigenous Peoples Day celebration Oct. 8-9, featuring internationally renowned Standing Rock activist Chase Iron Eyes and Lakota Wisdom Keeper Chief Bear Cross of the Ghost Nation.
200-plus at Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative's 'Walk the Falls'
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:10 am
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) hosted its fifth annual "Walk the Falls" event on Saturday - this time in person, after converting to a virtual event last year.
'Hollowed Harvest' opening in Lockport
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:10 am
The "Hollowed Harvest" is opening at the Niagara County Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 24.
Bishop Fisher places retired priest on administrative leave
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:40 pm
Bishop Michael W. Fisher has placed the Rev. Robert J. Schober, 70, a retired priest of the Diocese of Buffalo, on administrative leave upon being informed that informational documents have been filed with the federal Bankruptcy Court as part of the diocese's Chapter 11 reorganization proceeding.
NCDOH to provide COVID-19 vaccine, breastfeeding and baby-changing station at Niagara Celtic Festival
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:45 am
The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in the 20th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games this Saturday and Sunday at the Niagara County Fairgrounds in Lockport. COVID-19 vaccine will be offered each day.
Erie County: 'High-Risk Youth' Team intervention program for teens impacted by gun violence
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:05 am
On Thursday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the "High-Risk Youth Team," a multifaceted intervention program for teenagers who are considered at risk of being directly impacted by gun violence in the City of Buffalo.
NCDOH to provide COVID-19 vaccine, breastfeeding and baby-changing station at Niagara Celtic Festival
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in the 20th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games this Saturday and Sunday at the Niagara County Fairgrounds in Lockport. COVID-19 vaccine will be offered each day.
AAA: Car crashes No. 1 safety issue for children, yet only 1 in 5 parents has car seat checked
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 10:05 am
Car crashes are the leading safety issue facing children. Approximately 183,000 children were injured in car crashes in 2018, or more than 500 injuries per day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
DEC proposes regulation allowing counties to opt out of holiday deer hunt
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the release of a proposed regulation that, if adopted, would allow counties to opt out of the recently established end-of-year deer hunt, slated to occur annually between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. The "holiday hunt" is an extension of the late bow and muzzleloader deer season in New York's southern zone.
New market invites local makers to Buffalo History Museum's debut event
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:20 am
The Buffalo History Museum's first Holiday Makers Market will take place from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. Local makers will be present for guests to shop local while finding gifts for the holiday season.
Higgins: $55,000-plus for Williamsville Fire Department
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:20 am
Congressman Higgins announced the Williamsville Fire Department was awarded a grant totaling $55,238, was funded by the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 05:35 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual permit lottery for the 2021 pheasant hunting season will take place Friday, Oct. 1. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Grand staircase restoration in Delaware Park announced for 'Olmsted 200'
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy announced the grand staircase restoration project at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. The project aims to finish its capital fundraising and to begin preparatory site work in fall 2021. As the nation prepares to celebrate the 200th birth year of Frederick Law Olmsted, a ribbon-cutting is expected in late 2022 to unveil the new staircase.

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