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Wegmans customers donate more than $423,500 to alleviate food insecurity through 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 12:05 pm
Western New York's generosity was on full display through Wegmans' recent successful "Check Out Hunger" campaign for FeedMore WNY. Through the support of Wegmans and its customers, more than $423,500 was raised to support FeedMore WNY's mission of offering dignity, hope and brighter futures by providing nutritious food, friendship and skills training to community members experiencing food insecurity.
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2024 Civil Writes Project application is open
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:25 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2024 Civil Writes Project application is open to individual artists, nonprofits and community organizations of all sizes for program support up to $2,500. The deadline to apply is Dec. 20.
$20.3 million to support SNUG Street Outreach programs in 14 communities across New York
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced $20.3 million to support SNUG Street Outreach programs in 14 communities across New York state.
Holiday travel tips for families facing Alzheimer's
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 05:40 pm
Holiday travel can be hectic for just about everyone who does it, but even short trips to visit family and friends during the holidays can be stressful for people with Alzheimer's and other dementia. Careful and thoughtful planning can help ensure safety, comfort and holiday enjoyment for everyone involved.
Niagara University and M&T Bank to co-host event supporting minority and women-owned business startups
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 03:45 pm
On Thursday, Dec. 14, Niagara University and M&T Bank will co-host an event in support of minority- and women-owned business startups in the Niagara Falls community. The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on the Niagara University campus.
UB receives $2.5 million Mellon grant to address support needs of caregivers, those with disabilities
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 02:35 pm
The University at Buffalo has received a $2.527 million grant from The Mellon Foundation in support of a new interdisciplinary research project that seeks to better understand and address issues faced by caregivers and those with disabilities.
Following ratification of SAG-AFTRA & WGA contracts, Hochul directs state agencies to fast-track process and allow film & TV industry to resume economic activity in NYS
Wed, Dec 6th 2023 09:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed state agencies to fast-track the process for film and television productions, allowing these industries to quickly resume work now that both SAG-AFTRA and the WGA have ended strikes and ratified contracts.
NCDOH: Still time to reap the benefits of this year's flu shot
Wed, Dec 6th 2023 09:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasize the importance of receiving an annual influenza (flu) vaccine this year as part of National Influenza Vaccine Week (Dec. 4-8).
Victoria Reynolds named SBA district director for Buffalo
Tue, Dec 5th 2023 12:20 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the selection of Victoria Reynolds as the new district director of its Buffalo district office. Her position is effective immediately.
VA Western New York Healthcare System hosting 2nd annual tree-lighting remembrance ceremony
Tue, Dec 5th 2023 11:50 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host its annual tree-lighting memorial ceremony in remembrance of veterans and VA staffers who have passed away. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center's Veterans Park located at 3495 Bailey Ave.
New York Power Authority offers home weatherizing tips
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:55 am
Dreading a cold winter? Want to know ways to secure your home to keep your heat bill down? The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has tips to share about how to prepare your home.
New York Lottery reminder: Don't gift lottery tickets to youths this holiday season
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:55 am
The New York Gaming Commission's Division of Lottery is once again advising adults to not gift lottery tickets to children this holiday season.
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week kicks off
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:45 am
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (Dec. 4-8) is underway. The annual weeklong campaign aims to promote the importance of mobility and transportation to ensure older adults remain active in the community and safe behind the wheel.
Ryan, Rivera to host community holiday party in Buffalo's Elmwood Village
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera will host a free community holiday party in Buffalo's Elmwood Village from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 875 Elmwood Ave.
UB announces new effort to enhance and expand aging-related research
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
To address the increasingly urgent needs of the growing population of adults aged 65 years and older, the University at Buffalo will dedicate $4 million to aging-related research.
NYSOFA highlights winter energy assistance fairs, cold weather tips, emergency resources for older adults and their caregivers
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) announced a series of winter energy fairs in December that provide an opportunity for individuals to get help with programs related to energy affordability, weatherization, energy efficiency, and services for older adults. Additionally, NYSOFA highlights resources that are available to help ensure the safety of older adults - and all New Yorkers - during the winter months.
First Erie County overdose death linked to carfentanil - an opioid 100 times more potent than fentanyl
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 10:10 am
The Erie County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the first Erie County opioid-related overdose death linked to carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that is about 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
Buffalo man pleads guilty to manslaughter for fatally stabbing victim on city's west side
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 32-year-old Anthony Reynolds of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest count in the indictment against him.
City of Niagara Falls calling for projects for $558,000 Bridge District Small Project Fund
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:55 pm
Last month, the City of Niagara Falls introduced a $558,000 Bridge District Small Project Fund. The City of Niagara Falls received funding from New York state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) to support the program.
Niagara falls man pleads guilty to murder for fatally beating his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:20 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 31-year-old Abouycea D. Thornton of Niagara Falls pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to one count of murder in the second degree (class "A-I" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest count in the indictment against him.
'Winter's Eve Fest' to shine in Lockport
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
The annual wonderland of 19th century holiday decorations at the Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House will be open for additional viewings this year. The public will be able to experience "A Winter's Eve Fest" on three days in 2023: from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7; from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10; and from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.
Botanical Gardens selects architect for upcoming expansion
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and Erie County Department of Public Works recently announced it selected Wendel, in partnership with lead architects: Bucholz McEvoy Architects, to design its multimillion-dollar expansion.
Catholic parishes announce combined Mass schedule
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 06:40 pm
Roman Catholics in the Town of Niagara and Niagara Falls area will have their choice of 12 different weekend Masses beginning Nov. 25.
DEC: Regional workgroups to facilitate implementation of state's Great Lakes Action Agenda
Tue, Nov 21st 2023 05:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the agency is hosting a series of regional workgroup meetings to engage with the public about New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda 2023 (GLAA). The workgroups will assist in the implementation of the action plan to guide restoration and conservation and foster sustainable, resilient communities across New York's Great Lakes region.
BISON Fund hires former Catholic Charities executive as new director
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 12:45 pm
The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund hired Clara Moran as the organization's new executive director.
Niagara County Legislator Nemi appointed to committees by state organization
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 12:45 pm
Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi has been appointed to the Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Employee Relations Standing Committees by the New York State Association of Counties. NYSAC is bipartisan municipal association serving all 62 counties in New York.
'Coffee with Chris' and Sheriff Filicetti
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 12:45 pm
Niagara County Sheriff Mike Filicetti will join Legislator Chris Voccio as his guest at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
YMCA Turkey Trot packet pick-up begins Monday for 128th annual event
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 03:00 pm
Trotters participating in the 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot can begin to pick up their prerace packets Monday, Nov. 20, at the Independent Health Family YMCA, located at 150 Tech Drive, Amherst.
Hochul announces availability of $5 million small business grants in downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications are available for the Niagara Falls Small Business Property Improvement Program. The $5 million initiative will provide grants of up to 50% of total project costs, up to $100,000 per property, to eligible small businesses to foster revitalization of traditional mixed-use business districts.
National Grange to offer COVID and influenza vaccination clinic on Thursday
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 03:35 pm
The National Grange, the U.S.' oldest agricultural fraternity and rural service organization, opened its 157th annual conference and legislative session in Niagara Falls on Tuesday.
Sabres, Wegmans, Audacy partner for 'Turkeys For Tickets' drive
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with Wegmans and Audacy for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 16, to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY. The event will take place from 7-9 a.m. in the following locations:
Aero Transportation and Bridge Niagara Foundation gear up for largest turkey giveaway yet
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
Aero Transportation and Bridge Niagara Foundation announced the final countdown to their seventh annual turkey giveaway - set to take place Friday at Bloneva Bond Primary School.
Niagara Gospel Mission to hand out over 1,000 meals to people in need
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
Niagara Gospel Mission, at 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls, will hand out over 1,000 meals to the people in need in the City of Niagara Falls.
Heart, Love & Soul to receives $100,000
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 04:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced more than $57 million has been awarded to support 238 projects across New York through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Round XIII included Empire State Development grant funds and Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits, which was made available on a continuous and competitive basis to support the immediate needs of communities.
ECHDC board approves measures 'to improve and maintain buffalo's thriving waterfront'
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 01:45 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) board of directors met Monday to approve several items its said represent Gov. Kathy Hochul's vision for the continued revitalization and maintenance of the Buffalo waterfront. The board endorsed three contracts for the management of the public space, facilities and grounds "to enrich the programs for families to enjoy at both Canalside and the Outer Harbor."
City of Niagara Falls seeks input for its local waterfront revitalization program
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 11:15 am
The City of Niagara Falls wants to hear from you!
New York State Department of Labor highlights available services in honor of veterans Day
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:35 am
To commemorate Veterans Day, the New York State Department of Labor reminds veterans statewide that the agency offers a wide variety of services designed specifically to help them find a new career path.
Crash Responder Safety Week: AAA reminds drivers to 'Slow Down, Move Over'
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 07:00 am
Crash Responder Safety Week is being recognized Nov. 13-17. AAA Western and Central New York reminds drivers to help protect workers and emergency personnel along roadways by following the "Slow Down, Move Over" law.
Tops Friendly Markets launches 19th annual 'Food 2 Families' campaign
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 03:30 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is again hosting its "Food 2 Families" campaign. Now in its 19th year, the program's goal is to provide more than 2 million meals for neighbors in need.
Weathering Lake Erie seiche events and shoreline winter preparedness
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 03:15 pm
The western shore of New York state from Buffalo to the Pennsylvania border is impacted by seiche (pronounced saysh) events. Seiches are the result of wind blowing a sizeable standing wave across Lake Erie and onto the shoreline, causing flooding, rapid and intense erosion, deposition of sand and debris, potential hazardous conditions, such as rip currents, and risk to life.

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