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Happening at the NACC
Tue, May 31st 2022 01:40 pm
Upcoming events at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls:
New York State Park Police update on incident at Whirlpool State Park
Tue, May 31st 2022 10:10 am
The following press release was submitted Sunday evening by the New York State Park Police:
Niagara County Office for the Aging to host 2 events as part of Elder Abuse Awareness Month
Mon, May 30th 2022 07:00 am
With the month of June recognized nationally as Elder Abuse Awareness month, Niagara County is hosting two events for local senior citizens to help with abuse awareness and prevention, according to Darlene DiCarlo, director of the county's Office for the Aging.
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral to hold two special services in June
Mon, May 30th 2022 07:00 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, located at 139 Pearl St., Buffalo, will celebrate special choral and instrumental music at their Pentecost and Trinity Sunday services.
Buffalo Together Community Response Fund announces efforts to address community need after Jefferson Avenue tragedy
Fri, May 27th 2022 01:35 pm
The Buffalo Together Community Response Fund, established in the wake of the mass shooting at the Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue earlier this month, will begin to distribute initial support to 70 Black-led organizations that have "a meaningful and long-term presence in the community, and that are working on the front lines to address urgent community need in the aftermath of the tragedy."
NYS agriculture commissioner announces emergency funds directed to Buffalo community to combat food insecurity in wake of shooting
Fri, May 27th 2022 10:30 am
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced New York state has directed emergency funds to help combat food insecurity in the Buffalo community, exacerbated by the May 14 supermarket shooting and closure of the market, which had been a lifeline in a neighborhood already considered to be a food desert.
Just Tell One launches new website experience in alignment with May's Mental Health Awareness Month
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:10 pm
Just Tell One - a public awareness initiative of Mental Health Advocates (MHA) of WNY - has launched its new website to coincide with May's recognition as Mental Health Awareness Month. The refreshed site provides an interactive database of mental and behavioral health resources across Western New York's eight counties.
Canalside project to receive $300,000 National Grid Economic Development Grant
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:10 pm
National Grid has provided an economic development grant in the amount of $300,000 to fund the Heritage Point project in the City of Buffalo. The funding was provided through the company's portfolio of economic development programs, which was designed to support a variety of initiatives that bolster the area economy. These initiatives include brownfield remediation, restoration of longtime vacant buildings, and facility upgrades, to name a few.
National Grid warns customers of potential scams
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:10 pm
National Grid encourages its customers to be vigilant and protect their personal information, as reports of utility billing and payment scams increase across upstate New York.
Community Resource Center remains open to provide support and services to residents impacted by violence
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn reminds residents the Community Resource Center is open to provide trauma-informed support and immediate services to residents who have been impacted by the Jefferson Avenue tragedy and the continued closure of Tops Friendly Markets.
Erie County Department of Health updates COVID-19 vaccine schedule
Wed, May 25th 2022 10:40 am
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing changes to its existing COVID-19 vaccine clinic schedule. Starting Wednesday, June 1, the COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites at SUNY Erie Community College South in Orchard Park and at the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo will close permanently.
Independent Health: Donate essential items for Tops/Jefferson Ave. neighborhood residents
Tue, May 24th 2022 04:05 pm
Independent Health welcomes community members wishing to donate essential non-food items to aid the residents of the Tops Friendly Markets Jefferson Avenue neighborhood to make donations at any of the three Western New York Independent Health Medicare Information Centers Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, June 3.
City of Niagara Falls traveler advisory for Hyde Park Blvd.
Tue, May 24th 2022 04:05 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced a new High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signal is scheduled to be activated on Hyde Park Boulevard (New York Route 61) in the City of Niagara Falls.
NYPA hydropower allocation to support creation of 200 jobs at General Motors Plant in Lockport
Tue, May 24th 2022 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved a low-cost hydropower award to General Motors Components Holdings, a subsidiary of General Motors, that will support nearly 1,450 jobs - 200 newly created - at its plant in Lockport. The Niagara hydropower will support a $137 million investment by the firm that will enable the production of critical components for electric motors at its Western New York location.
Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid fox in City of Niagara Falls
Tue, May 24th 2022 02:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health confirmed a rabid fox on College Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls on Monday.
Niagara County DPW to hold public meeting on Rapids and Raymond Road construction
Mon, May 23rd 2022 11:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Public Works announced a public meeting regarding the upcoming road construction project on Rapids and Raymond roads, between Dysinger and Tonawanda Creek.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation to donate $100,000 to Resource Council of WNY
Mon, May 23rd 2022 11:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the Buffalo Sabres Foundation will donate $100,000 to the Resource Council of WNY, which operates the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Community Center at 347 E. Ferry St., Buffalo. The donation will support staffing and programming at the center.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild presents 'Brigadoon'
Mon, May 23rd 2022 09:55 am
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild proudly presents the Lerner and Loewe classic musical "Brigadoon" at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 550 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.
Voccio to lead gorge hike
Mon, May 23rd 2022 09:55 am
Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio will lead a Niagara River Gorge hike from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4.
Motorcyclist killed in Niagara Falls Blvd. crash
Mon, May 23rd 2022 09:50 am
On Sunday, shortly before 6 p.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to the 7000 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard for a two-vehicle crash involving a tow truck and a motorcycle.
LIVE FREE to host 'Stand with Buffalo' concert to help bring comfort & hope
Fri, May 20th 2022 02:00 pm
LIVE FREE announced an inspirational concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Greater Refuge Temple of Christ, 943 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo. The event will feature Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Bebe Winans, Lena Byrd Miles, Charles Jenkins, Israel Houghton and many other artists and faith leaders.
Niagara Falls: Woman killed in crash; driver charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI
Fri, May 20th 2022 01:55 pm
At approximately 11:25 p.m. Thursday, the Niagara Falls Police responded to 9103 St. John's Parkway to investigate a complaint of a vehicle hitting several parked vehicles in the parking lot, and then driving through the wall of an apartment building.
GoFundMe announces fundraisers to assist Buffalo mass shooting victims
Fri, May 20th 2022 11:35 am
In the wake of Saturday's mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Markets store on Buffalo's east side, GoFundMe officials announced the launch of a number of verified fundraisers this week to assist the victims.
Tops, National Compassion Fund announce Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:50 pm
On May 14, the Buffalo community suffered a devastating act of violence when a gunman opened fire at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue on the east side of the city, killing 10 people and wounding three.
Mental health agencies collaborate to staff drop-in center on Jefferson Avenue
Wed, May 18th 2022 05:55 pm
Area human service agencies are collaborating to provide free mental health and trauma counseling in the Johnnie B. Wiley Resource Center, 1100 Jefferson Ave., daily from 1-9 p.m. through May 27.
Community resource center providing support & services to Buffalo residents impacted by violence
Wed, May 18th 2022 05:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Office of Victim Services and the Buffalo Police Department on Tuesday announced the establishment of a community resource center to provide trauma-informed support and immediate services to residents who have been impacted by the tragedy that occurred on Jefferson Avenue, and the closure of Tops Friendly Markets due to the ongoing criminal investigation.
FeedMore WNY postpones 'Sweet Expectations'
Tue, May 17th 2022 08:40 pm
On Tuesday, FeedMore WNY announced: "In respect for our community and in order to focus efforts on providing assistance to those affected by Saturday's mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue, FeedMore WNY has made the difficult decision to postpone 'Sweet Expectations' from the originally scheduled date of Wednesday, May 18, until Tuesday, June 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Seneca One."
Tops issues letter to community
Mon, May 16th 2022 05:00 pm
Tops Friendly Markets issued the following statement Monday.
Brown encourages those impacted by Tops market shootings to take advantage of growing number of free grief counseling, food, transportation support services
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Monday urged Buffalo residents in need of grief support, groceries or food shopping transportation to take advantage of the growing list of free support opportunities established to aid those impacted by the May 14 shootings at the Tops Supermarket on Jefferson Avenue.
Move-out event at Buffalo State to benefits community, environment
Mon, May 16th 2022 02:30 pm
Buffalo State College is partnering with Goodwill of Western New York to help students move out of their residence halls and campus apartments - while also aiding the environment and the community.
DEC urges New Yorkers to leave fawns & other young wildlife in the wild
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:45 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding New Yorkers to appreciate wildlife from a distance and resist the urge to pick up newborn fawns and other young wildlife.
Study: Binge drinking has a powerful impact on the adolescent brain
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:45 am
Binge drinking is the most common, costly and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2022 to help Fillmore District
Fri, May 13th 2022 02:05 pm
Eight Days of Hope will host its third annual EDOH - Buffalo outreach from July 16-23, providing free home repairs to more than 100 families in the Fillmore District.
Hochul announces $234 million in additional food assistance for May
Fri, May 13th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for May. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment this month, resulting in a roughly $234 million infusion of federal funding into the New York state economy.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates Nurses Week
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated National Nurses Week by honoring, acknowledging and treating its nurses throughout the week of May 9-13.
Silo City Reading Series celebrates 10 years of bringing silos to life
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The 10th season of the Silo City Reading Series, a multigenre celebration of poetry, music and art held in Marine A, a 130-foot high abandoned grain silo on the bank of the Buffalo River, kicks off June 11 with an event headlined by poet Richie Hofmann, author of "A Hundred Lovers" (Alfred A. Knopf).
Higgins backs federal grant for Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park through National Maritime Heritage Grant Program
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:25 pm
A new opportunity for federal maritime heritage funding opened this week, and Congressman Brian Higgins is advocating for the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park to receive an award.
Higgins: $2 million in federal funding for Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $2 million in federal funding for Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park in Buffalo. The grant will support the development of a "play garden," including eight play areas, park furnishings, landscaping and restrooms in space formerly known as LaSalle Park, which is undergoing a major transformation.
Higgins asks VA to listen to community & act swiftly to improve safety at Western New York National Cemetery
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to act swiftly, based on community feedback, to improve safety at the entrance to the Western New York National Cemetery.
NYS & Bermuda Lions Convention to be held in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:05 am
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center (formerly known as the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls) will welcome attendees for the 98th annual Multiple District 20 (MD20) Lions of New York State and Bermuda Convention, May 20-22.

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