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Second round of East Side Commercial Districts Program in Buffalo includes $4 million in additional funding & expanded building renovation program
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced applications are open for comprehensive programs supporting residents of east Buffalo as part of the state's $50 million targeted investments.
Memorial's 'Guardian Angels' project holds successful donation drive
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's "Guardian Angels" project, a Mother Cabrini Health Foundation grant-funded initiative aimed at protecting and watching over high-risk patients with severe mental illness (SMI), kicked off a collection drive for personal care items to benefit and support program participants.
NFPD investigating gunshot victim
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, Niagara Falls Police and Niagara Falls Fire departments responded to an address in the 500 block of 19th Street for a report of an unresponsive male. The 59-year-old male had sustained a gunshot wound and was deceased at the scene.
Pump prices drop across region; gas demand rebounds
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.21, down 15 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.17. The New York state average is $4.52, down 6 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.21.
Susan G. Komen 'More Than Pink' Walk to help support critical patient services
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
Susan G. Komen will host its "More Than Pink" Walk on Oct. 1 to raise money for programs that directly support people going through breast cancer now, and remove barriers to quality and timely care. The event takes place at the Buffalo Riverworks. Registration is now open.
Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest and 5K run is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9, at 4530 Ransom Road, Clarence. The party starts at 5:30 p.m., with the race following at 6:30 p.m. Awards will be presented for age categories and overall winner.
Olmsted filmmaker and historian to present program
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
In celebration of the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, filmmaker Laurence Cotton will give a presentation called "Frederick Law Olmsted: Bringing Nature to the City." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Pump prices continue to drop
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 11:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.36, down 17 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.16. The New York state average is $4.58, down 12 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.19.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for projects approval
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, to vote on funding for a project being proposed by State Parks. The meeting will be held at in the DeVeaux Woods State Park Castellani Building and is open to the public.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair in City of Lockport
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair for those seeking employment on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Ida Fritz Park. More than 50 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
NCSO K9 Atom gets fitted with new protective vest
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:00 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office K9 Atom has received a bullet- and stab-proof protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. K9 Atom's vest was embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of K9 Relic, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, EOW 2/3/22."
'Classics at Carousel' Saturday in NT
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 08:55 am
Lovers of those classic vehicles listen up: There's a cool happening this weekend in North Tonawanda.
Upcoming with the TNT Chamber
Thu, Jul 21st 2022 08:30 pm
•The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, along with Niagara River Cruises, is hosting a comedy boat ride for all members. This event is sponsored by the Tonawandas GLOW (Growing Leadership Opportunities for Women), a private networking group for members.
NCDOH offers COVID-19 vaccine for children at upcoming clinics
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 08:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer free COVID-19 vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older at upcoming clinics. Children ages 6 months to 4 years old may receive the Pfizer vaccine, while children ages 6 months to 5 years old can receive the Moderna vaccine.
Devil's Hole State Park gateway project opens
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 05:50 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, in partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, announced work has been completed at the Devil's Hole State Park gateway.
Western New York Shelby and Mustang Club hosts Nickel City Mustang Roundup
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:55 pm
The Western New York Shelby and Mustang Club will host the Nickel City Mustang Roundup July 29-31 at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel at 1340 Millersport Highway in Amherst. More than 400 cars are expected in the show, with some coming from as far away as California. Organizers said spectator turnout of 2,500 is expected during the course of the event.
Legislator Hill says new disc golf course in Royalton Ravine Park a 'huge hit'
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:30 pm
The new disc golf course that opened at the beginning of summer in Royalton Ravine Park appears to be a huge hit with Niagara County residents, according to Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill. This is the second disc course opened by Niagara County Parks, with the original located in Burmaster Park at Bond Lake.
Public health update for Olcott Beach
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara County Department of Health rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach, noting water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming.
First Presbyterian church embarks on restoration project
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
With the nearing of their 200th anniversary, members and friends of First Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls have set out to restore the bell tower of their building at 311 First St., Niagara Falls.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awards more than $930,000 to WNY organizations
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:50 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced awards totaling more than $930,000 to 41 Western New York nonprofit organizations through its 2022 competitive grants process.
Higgins, Ortt & Morinello call for end to preclearance requirement imposed by ArriveCAN
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt and New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello are calling on Canada to end what they call "rigorous and unnecessary" preclearance requirements on Americans crossing the northern border.
Seventh annual Project Connect Niagara scheduled for July 20
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 08:45 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will return from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room in Niagara Falls. The event will be presented by Fidelis Care & Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union.
Ronald McDonald House Charities slates 21st annual 5K Run
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Lace up your running shoes and come run with 1,000 or so fellow runners as they fill the street in front of the Ronald McDonald House at 6:30 p.m. and take their mark for the start of the 21st annual Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Run on Wednesday, July 27. This prestigious race is named as the 2022 Buffalo News "Runner of the Year" race. The certified/sanctioned course takes runners through beautiful neighborhood streets.
Palace Theatre program to feature 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West'
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 12:35 pm
"Buffalo Bill's Wild West" and his Western New York connections will be the subject of the Niagara County Historical Society's program at the Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport. The event is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, at 2 East Ave. It is free and open to the public.
Brown announces HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T to help close digital divide among minority-owned businesses in City of Buffalo
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown, AT&T and The Exchange at Beverly Gray announced HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T, a new initiative that forms partnerships between local ad agencies and minority-owned small businesses in the City of Buffalo to help close the digital divide.
Catholic Health now offering bloodwork scheduling through CH MyChart
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:10 pm
Catholic Health is now offering bloodwork scheduling by appointment at all 21 of its laboratory collection sites in Erie and Niagara counties. It said, "Making an appointment is quick and easy using the CH MyChart online patient portal. The portal is free and you can sign up from any computer, tablet or mobile device."
First Niagara Falls Jazz Fest is Sunday
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:05 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective are presenting the first Niagara Falls Jazz Fest, slated for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Beloved Community Center (lawn), 1710 Calumet Ave, Niagara Falls. This event is a free community concert that highlights "Women in Jazz," and "reflects on the influential history of jazz and music in Niagara Falls."
Emerging Philanthropists of Color Initiative accepting grant applications for two $2,500 awards
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:05 pm
The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI), an initiative that aims to expand access to philanthropy in communities of color, has announced a grant opportunity under its Emerging Philanthropists of Color (EPC) initiative. EPC members will award two $2,500 grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are located in Buffalo, Lackawanna or Niagara Falls and serving people of color.
Niagara County History Center to present program on immigrants in history & today
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
On Saturday, July 23, the Niagara County Historical Society, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport, will present the next installment in its "Other Voices" programs on Niagara's history. "Making Adjustments: Immigrants of the Past and Refugees of the Present" will be held at 11 a.m. in the History Center's meeting room.
Buffalo History Museum hosts 'Party on the Portico' this Friday
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
The Buffalo History Museum's summer concert series, "Party on the Portico," returns this Friday, from 5:30-10 p.m., with headlining band Grosh.
Land Conservancy Executive Director Nancy Smith to transition to new role by end of year
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 12:05 pm
Nancy Smith, the Western New York Land Conservancy's longtime executive director, will transition from her position at the end of 2022.
Applications open for $343 million in child care provider grants targeting workforce
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications will be accepted for $343 million in federal funding that will directly benefit child care providers and continue to help stabilize the industry. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services is administering the funds.
KVIS begins free children's concert series on July 12
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 05:30 pm
The Kenmore Village Improvement Society kicks off the 11th year of the Franco's Pizza Children's Concert Series at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, on the lawn of Kenmore Middle School, 155 Delaware Road.
Golisano Medical Oncology Center receives QOPI accreditation
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:45 am
The Golisano Medical Oncology Center, a member site of the Roswell Park Care Network, has received Association for Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification.
To fight online disinformation, UB launches Center for Information Integrity
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:25 am
Siwei Lyu, a University at Buffalo Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, clearly saw the problem. Misinformation and disinformation had so polluted social media platforms that untrained users in many cases couldn't distinguish fact from fiction, or just didn't care to do so.
Hochul announces construction on $93 million housing complex bringing 237 affordable apartments to Buffalo
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced construction began on side-by-side affordable housing developments with 237 apartments for families and seniors in the Fruit Belt area of east Buffalo.
DEC announces release of draft Lake Ontario Atlantic salmon fisheries management plan
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:15 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the release of a draft Lake Ontario Atlantic salmon fisheries management plan and is seeking public comment through Aug. 14.
Community Services for Every1 to host 2-day job fair, open interviews
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 07:00 am
Community Services is hosting a two-day job fair: Friday, July 8, from 2-4 p.m.; and Saturday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The job fair will be held at 1485 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo.
2022 Buffalo Team Hope Walk to support HDSA
Mon, Jul 4th 2022 07:00 am
The northeast region of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Buffalo Team Hope Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Isleview Gazebo. All proceeds support HDSA's mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington's disease (HD) and their families.
Completion of environmental assessment for Kensington Expressway project expected in early 2024
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced an environmental assessment for the Kensington Expressway project is underway and will be completed in early 2024, opening the door for an official groundbreaking by the end of that year. A new website was launched in advance of two public scoping meetings held at the Buffalo Museum of Science on June 30.
 

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