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Niagara Falls Culinary Institute supports neighbors in need
Sat, Apr 4th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo may be considered the "City of Good Neighbors," but Niagara Falls certainly comes together as a community when times are tough. This community spirit and support has been a hallmark of hope during the global coronavirus pandemic, and the staff at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is doing their part to keep positivity flowing.
DiMino: Lewiston Tops has 'plenty of stuff for everybody'
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 01:10 pm
Lewiston Tops will continue to meet the needs of River Region residents, even as demand for food and supplies increases amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara County debuts COVID-19 map; Stapleton: 'People will get better'
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Health released a "heat map" today.
Cuomo puts 'New York on PAUSE'
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced he is signing the "New York State on PAUSE" executive order, a 10-point policy to "assure uniform safety for everyone."
Cuomo: 100% of 'nonessential' workforce to stay home; here's the list of 'essentials'
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 03:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted the following: "I will sign an Executive Order mandating that 100% of workforce must stay home, excluding essential services. This order excludes pharmacies, grocery stores, and others."
Cuomo, Murphy and & Lamont limit crowd capacity for recreational & social gatherings to 50 people
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 11:50 am
Amid what they called "a lack of federal direction and nationwide standards," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday announced a regional approach to combating the novel coronavirus - COVID-19 - throughout the tri-state area.
Artpark's 2nd annual Strawberry Moon Festival expanded to two days
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 01:00 pm
Artpark & Company's Strawberry Moon Festival is growing in year two, with an expanded slate of performances and events for all ages.
Catholic Charities receives $1.7 million in grants from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 09:30 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has been named a first-round grantee of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, receiving a total of $1,743,204 from the foundation to establish or expand three programs focusing on aspects of education and training.
Why, yes, that was the Grand Island bridge: 'A Quiet Place Part II' shines spotlight on WNY
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 07:00 am
When it came time to shoot "A Quiet Place Part II" in 2019, John Krasinski and his crew would opt to use Western New York as the film's backdrop.
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation aims to improve hemophilia patients' access to health care
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:25 am
U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), working alongside U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), introduced the Hemophilia Skilled Nursing Facilities Access Act - bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve access to critical health care services provided through skilled nursing facilities (SNF) for individuals with hemophilia.
Calspan wins 5-year contract at US Air Force Test Pilot School
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 04:55 pm
Calspan Corp. was awarded a five-year contract with the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The USAF TPS is where the Air Force's top pilots, navigators and engineers are trained to conduct flight tests and generate the data needed to carry out test missions of America's current and future military aircraft and airborne systems.
Niagara County supports Lock Tenders tribute monument
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:50 pm
The Niagara County Legislature presented a check for $75,000 at its meeting Tuesday night to the Lockport Locks Heritage District in support of the Lock Tenders tribute monument. The Heritage District has raised $900,000 of the $1.4 million needed for the project, with Niagara County having previously contributed.
DEC releases final regulations to implement New York State Plastic Bag Waste Reduction Act
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 02:15 pm
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Monday announced the release of final regulations to implement the New York State Plastic Bag Waste Reduction Act, which goes into effect on March 1.
Price Rite Marketplace, University at Buffalo football team donate food to 'Sack Hunger'
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:20 pm
Representatives from Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football team donated 43 "sacks" of food to New Beginnings Food Pantry on Tuesday at Price Rite Marketplace of Amherst. The donation was a result of the football team's 43 sacks this season and included canned goods, fresh produce, rice, pasta and water.
Buffalo City Mission's 'Mission Possible' food drive challenge raises more than 25,000 canned goods for region's poor & homeless
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 02:20 pm
The Buffalo City Mission announced the results of the 2019 10-week challenge period for its "Mission Possible" youth incentive program, a communitywide initiative that brings together area schools, church youth groups and other youth programs to engage students of all ages in an exciting, educational and action-orientated food drive challenge.
Perry's Ice Cream lends support to Parkinson's Foundation
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:20 am
The Parkinson's Foundation recently received a nearly $4,000 donation from Perry's Ice Cream. The monies were raised through the company's "Community Returns" program, which engages employees in a variety of raffles, games and product sales over a six-month period, helping to accrue donation funds.
Town of Niagara Supervisor Wallace sits down for interview with Tribune
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
In last year's elections, Lee Wallace ran for his second term as supervisor in the Town of Niagara unopposed by any candidates for the position. The hometown politician, who said he never wanted to be a politician, is now in his fifth year of working for the town as its head.
Jacobs honors Grand Island's Michael Shanley as Veteran of the Month
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:30 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Grand Island resident and U.S. Army veteran Michael Shanley was selected as the 60th Senate District Veteran of the Month for January.
Canadian rock supergroups Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party bring 'Saints and Sinners' tour to Artpark
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 10:45 am
Artpark & Funtime will present the "Saints and Sinners 2020 Tour," bringing together four legendary Canadian rock bands: Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party on Thursday, July 16, in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24.
UB receives $3 million Mellon grant in support of indigenous studies
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 11:40 am
The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has received a $3.174 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a new department of indigenous studies.
Providing support to those with autism
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 11:10 am
The binational Rotary Club of Lewiston and Niagara-on-the-Lake on Wednesday presented its annual contribution for the promotion of autism services to Jana Mertz, program coordinator of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Oishei Children's Hospital.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo opens Jan. 17 at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 11:30 am
Just days into a new year and decade, thoughts of area fishers and outdoors aficionados are already turning to warmer weather. We have to admit that winter 2019-20 is already getting on our nerves; the holidays are thankfully over and the Bills short run at the playoffs is now history.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donates to Family Ice Rink
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 07:00 am
On Monday, Dec. 30, during the Town of Lewiston's final board meeting of 2019, Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Lee Allan presented a $1,500 donation toward the Lewiston Family Ice Rink.
Poloncarz inaugurated for third term
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, numerous Erie County officials, county legislators, departmental commissioners and members of the public as he was sworn-in for his third term by the Hon. Gerald J. Whalen Sr., presiding justice of the Appellate Division Fourth Department.
Lewiston remembers War of 1812, Tuscarora support
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Winter cold also wasn't enough to cancel Lewiston's annual War of 1812 remembrance ceremony Thursday at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument on the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
Norris delivers warm winter clothing donations to community
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:55 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris delivered warm winter clothing items donated from the community to local charities, so that the items could be available for those in need in time for the winter holidays.
Welcome to Lewiston, Meraki Salon & Spa
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 05:50 pm
On Friday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting with Meraki Salon & Spa and owner Lisa Carney-Brochey. Meraki means to do something with soul, creativity or love; to put something of yourself in your work.
PHOTOS, VIDEO & MORE: It's the most wonderful time of the year in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 10:45 pm
Niagara County boasted a bevy of holiday tree-lighting ceremonies, artisan markets, dinners, singalongs and family events this past week.
Niagara University Student Government Association spreads holiday cheer in Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:20 pm
Last Saturday, 75 future leaders from Niagara University's Student Government Association were in the north and south ends of Niagara Falls to decorate for the holiday season.
Bank of Akron announces opening of new branch in Wilson
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Bank of Akron officially opened its new branch in Wilson last week. This is the bank's sixth location in Western New York and its first in Niagara County.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.: The Ice at Canalside opens
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 03:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Be Our Guest Ltd. will open The Ice at Canalside, presented by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York at 3 p.m. A family-friendly season-opening celebration is scheduled for Friday, starting at 5 p.m.
GNBC hosts trivia night fundraiser
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 09:10 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will host its annual trivia night fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, inside the American Legion VFW Post at 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Join in for a night of fun, with pizza, chips, a cash bar, a basket raffle, a pie auction, "catch the joker" and a 50/50 raffle.
North Tonawanda foundation announces $500,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 09:40 am
On Thursday, the E & W G Foundation, a subsidiary of the East Hill Foundation, announced a $500,000 commitment to support construction for the recuperative care unit in the new Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St. The new unit will be named the East Hill Foundation recuperative care unit, and will be housed on the second floor of the new community center.
Purple Heart mystery solved: With help of WNY community, Higgins identifies family of Corp. Henry Mazurkiewicz
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 09:30 am
Several months ago, the U.S. Postal Service reached out to the office of Congressman Brian Higgins after discovering original Purple Heart documents from 1944. It sought to make sure the official documents were safely returned to the relatives of Corp. Henry Mazurkiewicz.
Memorial announces 2020 Premier co-chairs
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 04:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named its co-chairs for the 2020 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala: Rajinder Bajwa, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.; Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D.; Marnie LaVigne, Ph.D.; and Robert Fohl.
Helicopter revamped for vet memorial in Wheatfield
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:05 pm
The 1965 Huey helicopter is a big thing to miss. It's been gone for about a year now, but no one should be alarmed. The Vietnam era helicopter and its compatriot, the massive tank in front of the Town of Wheatfield Highway Department building, will be back together again at Town Hall on Church Street. It's just a question of when.
Work of 4 Western New York veterans to be featured at National Veterans Creative Arts Competition & Festival
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined VA Western New York Healthcare System Executive Director Michael Swartz and Recreation Therapy Supervisor Pam Kaznowski in recognizing four Western New York veterans whose creative pieces will be featured nationally.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:10 pm
Last week, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Frank Todaro's Collision Masters partners with Geico, PUNT Foundation to give car to deserving family
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 03:40 pm
Frank Todaro and his company, Collision Masters, partnered with Geico and the P.U.N.T. Foundation on Tuesday to gift a car to a deserving family in need. Beth Bova and her daughter, Zoe, were in need of a car to drive to and from doctors' appointments at Roswell Park, as Zoe battles pediatric cancer.
Ortt honors Ovarian Cancer Project
Thu, Sep 26th 2019 05:20 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Thursday recognized the Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project "for its outstanding efforts in raising awareness of the danger that ovarian cancer presents the women of New York."
 

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