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Higgins, People Inc. announce $2 million to expand telehealth for seniors & people with disabilities
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins secured $2 million in the federal 2023 budget to expand and improve telehealth services for Western New York senior citizens, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and people with Alzheimer's. The funding will support People Inc.'s model addressing health equity among vulnerable populations.
Alzheimer's Association, Niagara Pride hold forum for LGBTQ+ seniors and loved ones
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
In partnership with Niagara Pride, the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will hold a forum about Alzheimer's disease and dementia for LGBTQ+ older adults and their loved ones.
New resource for seniors
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
The Council for Older Adults and the Dale Association announced the creation of a web page listing all the senior citizen groups/clubs and senior centers in Niagara County, and with contact information and where they meet.
Niagara County declares April 'Donate Life Month'
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Legislature passed a proclamation declaring April "Donate Life Month," as part of the annual nationwide campaign. Throughout the month, those who have saved lives through the gift of a donation are honored, and others are encouraged to consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors.
Erie County Clerk Kearns urges motorists to register as organ donors
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Each year during the month of April, my office is pleased to join Donate Life New York State in celebrating "National Donate Life Month" in an effort to raise awareness of the lifesaving impact of organ, eye and tissue donation, and honoring those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
'Road Rally' to benefit Niagara County Historical Society
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Historical Society will hold its second annual "Road Rally" on June 3. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Historical Society, and is sponsored by Crosby's.
Election 2023: Monpremier announces candidacy for Erie County Legislature
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:40 am
Buffalo resident Stephan Monpremier has announced his candidacy for Erie County legislator in the third legislative district. District No. 3 is a new district that now includes portions of Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda, as well as the Town of Grand Island and Village of Kenmore.
Buffalo man to serve prison time for attempting to injure victim in shooting in city's Black Rock neighborhood
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:05 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 24-year-old Abdulla Abdalla, also known as "Dooley," of Buffalo was sentenced Thursday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to five years in prison followed by four years of post-release supervision.
Niagara County offering free chronic disease self-management workshop
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 07:00 am
Do you have an ongoing health condition? If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or chronic anxiety, please join us for a free chronic disease self-management program (CDSMP) workshop series, beginning Friday, April 14, from 9-11:30 a.m. at The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. The workshop runs for six weeks on Fridays.
Buffawix hosting fundraiser for two charities that helped teen hit by driver
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:15 pm
Gabby Kranock was celebrating the end of summer with friends before starting her senior year in high school when her entire world changed in a split second.
Niagara Falls: Restaino launches security camera rebate program to include local not-for-profits organizations
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:05 pm
In an effort to help local business owners and not-for-profit organizations increase security at their property, Mayor Robert Restaino has launched a security camera rebate program to now include local not-for-profit incorporated organizations.
NYS: $2.5 million in new funding for additional services to individuals impacted by Buffalo Tops Market shooting
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $2.5 million in new state funding for services to individuals impacted by the shooting at the Tops market on Buffalo's east side on May 14, 2022. The Buffalo Urban League will lead a new partnership with Community Health Centers of Buffalo to operate the Buffalo United Resiliency Center with new state funding provided by the New York State Office of Victim Services through June 2025.
Bridge Niagara Foundation begins at Naz716
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 09:25 am
Nasreen Akhtar and Anas Mangla, the owners of successful businesses Naz716 and Aero Transportation, have announced the launch of a new nonprofit organization called Bridge Niagara Foundation. The organization aims to bridge the gap between marginalized communities and the resources they need to thrive.
Deaf Access Services to host 'Be the Light' gala, celebrate 40 years of deaf & hard of hearing services
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:00 am
To help support its offerings, Deaf Access Services, a program of People Inc., will host the "Be the Light" event on Thursday, April 20, at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 650 Main St., Buffalo.
AAA offers EV driving lessons in Buffalo area
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:00 am
Is driving an electric vehicle different than driving a gas vehicle? Find out for yourself!
SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center presents KidBiz Market
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
The SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center has announced the return of KidBiz Market, a small-scale entrepreneurial and educational program for third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders, which culminates in an open-air market along bustling Elmwood Avenue.
Charles Begley named winner of 18th annual Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 12:15 pm
Charles Begley has been named the recipient of the 18th annual Key to the Locks Award.
Fired West Seneca police officer sentenced for scheme to defraud retail stores throughout WNY
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 02:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Ryan J. Miller of West Seneca was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to a three-year conditional discharge. The defendant also paid restitution totaling $31,533.74.
UB receives $500,000 Mellon Foundation grant to develop Haudenosaunee Archive, Resource and Knowledge Portal
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 02:15 pm
The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has received a $500,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the implementation of an indispensable community-driven digital resource for the collection, preservation and dissemination of Indigenous research, teaching and learning.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center names Marisa Prokop administrator of Schoellkopf Health Center
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the appointment of Marisa E. Prokop, LNHA, MHA, BSW, as the new administrator of its Schoellkopf Health Center.
Higgins invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional Art Competition
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting high school students living in the 26th District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece from each site is sent to Washington, D.C., and displayed in the hall to the Capitol Building.
Federation of Historical Societies to hold public history program
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Federation of Historical Societies invites the public to attend its annual congress at the Sanborn Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. April 29. It will feature three speakers plus lunch catered by Hoover Dairy. The cost is $30.
Cheektowaga man pleads guilty in shooting that killed a 3-year-old boy and injured 3 others
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 11:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 24-year-old Dequan Richardson of Cheektowaga pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of murder in the second degree (class "A" felony), one count of assault in the first degree (class "B" felony), two counts of assault in the second degree (class "D" felony), and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class "C" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest charge in the indictment.
Police departments in Buffalo, Rochester, Schenectady, Troy & Utica, DA offices to share $866,564 in state funding
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new initiative to help police and prosecutors in five jurisdictions solve non-fatal shootings and prevent retaliatory gun violence. Police departments in Buffalo, Rochester, Schenectady, Troy and Utica and their county district attorneys' offices will share $866,564 in state funding to implement evidence-based approaches to improve investigations and save lives.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to open for season and commemorate 80th anniversary of USS The Sullivans
Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Opening day at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park is on Saturday, March 25, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Joining the Naval Park for the ribbon-cutting will be U.S Coast Guard Chief Mario Roy, who will be honored as the first official visitor of the season.
Alzheimer's Association presents caregiver conference focusing on Black community
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 07:55 pm
In partnership with the Buffalo Center for Health Equity, the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present "It's A Family Affair: 3rd Annual Black/African American Caregiver Conference" on Saturday, April 1, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo. People can also participate via Zoom.
Dyngus Day in Buffalo returns
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 07:00 am
The 17th annual Dyngus Day Buffalo Festival will take place April 10 and include a parade that begins at 5:30 p.m. through the heart of the Historic Polonia District in Buffalo. The parade begins at Memorial Drive and heads west along Broadway to Fillmore.
Aftaar dinner in Buffalo
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 09:55 am
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Buffalo's annual Aftaar dinner will be held April 1 at the Masjid Mahdi Mosque, located at 9610 Colvin Blvd., Niagara Falls.
USAN board approves projects to 'benefit tourism and economic development in Niagara Falls'
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 02:40 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met today and approved items that will improve the quality of life and experience in Niagara Falls for both visitors and residents. One item will help meet the city's need for local housing and commercial spaces that will boost pedestrian activity. A second item will help to structurally stabilize a historic property at a state park for future use.
'Rhythm and Brews': Musical beer & food tasting, Kleinhans Music Hall benefit, returns June 16
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
Kleinhans Music Hall announced its annual fundraiser, "Rhythm and Brews," will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 16, in the Mary Seaton Room at the famed Buffalo venue.
Local author and NU graduate's debut novel releasing soon
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
Local author Brandon Sturak will debut his new science-fiction novel "Imperium: Adventure Reality" on Wednesday, March 22. The story is a culmination of his professional writing career and life-long passions in the gaming and esports industries.
GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center to light the night yellow & blue celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 09:35 am
On Tuesday, March 21 - aka World Down Syndrome Day - GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center will partner with many of the region's iconic buildings and attractions to shine a yellow and blue light on WNY.
Kids Escaping Drugs gears up for 'Walk for Kids' event
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 07:00 am
Kids Escaping Drugs (KED) announced its upcoming 25th "Walk for Kids," to be held May 13 at South Park Lake. The event aims to raise awareness and funds to support adolescents and families "to live a life free from the disease of addiction through community outreach, education and early intervention."
YMCA Buffalo Niagara presents M&T Bank with Stewart Partnership Award
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has presented M&T Bank with its 2022 Stewart Partnership Award.
Canal Fest organizers to take year off to rebrand & restructure for 40th celebration in 2024
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:05 pm
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas announced the third week of July will be a little bit quieter this year along the banks of the Erie Canal. "But just for this year!"
Niagara County Legislator Godfrey, Orleans County Legislature Chair Johnson present to Great Lakes Dredging Team
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 11:45 am
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey teamed up Thursday with Orleans County Legislature Chairwoman Lynne Johnson to present to the Great Lakes Dredging Team (GLDT) on small harbor and dredging management.
ECHDC board authorizes contracts to 'build on waterfront success and improve visitor experience'
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:45 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation met and authorized several contracts to "build on the waterfront's success and ... advance it as a visitor destination." The ECHDC board approved contracts for a cruise ship industry market demand study, Erie Canal bicentennial visitor experience, and emergency maintenance and restoration services on the Outer Harbor.
WNY kids eligible to get Lyme disease vaccine through Pfizer clinical study conducted at UB
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:40 pm
Springtime brings warm, sunny weather, more outdoor playtime for kids and, unfortunately, Lyme disease.
Can You Help? Jenny Van Schoonhoven fundraiser
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:15 pm
A fundraiser is being planned for Jenny Van Schoonhoven, 36 years old, and her family: husband Jesse, and 11-year-old son Micah.
Free Mental Health First Aid trainings for Erie County residents
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:15 pm
Erie County will host the first of many Mental Health First Aid trainings in Buffalo this spring: on Saturday, April 15, at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium, and on Saturday, May 6, at the Frank E. Merriweather Library.

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