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St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral to celebrate 5th anniversary of installation of 'Homeless Jesus' sculpture
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:30 pm
With great joy, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the installation of the "Homeless Jesus" sculpture on the corner of Main and Church streets, and the feeding and clothing services inspired by the sculpture, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.
NFMMC patients, Schoellkopf Health Center residents to receive enhanced infection protection and comfort
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center patients and the residents of the Schoellkopf Health Center will soon benefit from an enhanced level of safety thanks to the adoption of an innovative filtered pillow designed to protect patients and caregivers from bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
Ali Price celebrates 'treasure' that is Youngstown
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:25 pm
Over past months, the Village of Youngstown - like countless other places - has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic. And there have also been fresh positives.
Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join US Crystal Growing Competition!
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am
Looking for a hands-on science project to do with your children this fall? The U.S. Crystal Growing Competition is back.
Aquarium of Niagara to adopt uncommon lobster found in seafood shipment at Tops Markets
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will welcome an orange lobster into its animal collection after it arrived in a seafood shipment to Tops Friendly Markets on Transit Road in Lockport.
Niagara County DMV to host Saturday event for driver's license renewals
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:25 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Friday announced the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles will hold special office hours on Saturday, Sept. 19, for driver's licenses renewals. No appointment is necessary.
SPCA's 'Paws for Love' visits Mt. St. Mary's
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:45 am
SPCA's "Paws for Love" program was recently approved for stress relief events for essential workers. As such, the pups visited Mount St. Mary's Hospital for some stress-reducing therapy on Thursday, in the grassy grove between Mount St. Mary's and Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home. Pet owners and their sweet dogs greeted hospital staff, physicians and nurses.
Adell's School of Dance welcomes students back
Thu, Sep 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Adell Hoover-Manarino, will be the first one to tell you the world of academics felt more like an alternate universe for her growing up. Instead of social studies or science, she turned her attention to dance. Finding it a better fit, she used her talents to travel the country and perform, before returning home and starting her own wildly successful business.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara secures seed funding for placemaking projects on Grant Street
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:40 am
Preservation Buffalo Niagara announced it has received a $12,000 grant from AARP's Community Challenge Grant and a $1,500 grant from the City of Buffalo "Love Your Block" fund for placemaking work on Grant Street.
Startup company founded by UB grads develops technology that streamlines process of detecting fevers
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:40 am
Buffalo Automation, a startup company with roots at the University at Buffalo, is setting a new course that could eventually help organizations around the world better navigate return-to-work plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kevin Guest House invites Buffalo to 'Supper on My Street'
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:10 am
On Saturday, Sept. 12, Kevin Guest House will host "Supper on My Street," an event inspired by last year's sold-out dinner featuring "Buffalo's Longest Dinner Table" in the middle of Ellicott Street. Instead of gathering around a communal setting, this year guests can enjoy meals in their home environment.
Highland Clubhouse officially purchases Niagara Falls property
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:30 am
Highland Clubhouse officially purchased the property at 1111 Grove Ave., Niagara Falls, where it has been serving the community with activities and educational programming.
Cuomo announces new, record-low COVID-19 test positivity rate - even as WNY is flagged
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 02:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a new record-low COVID-19 test positivity rate of 0.66%. At the same time, he said, "Western New York we have a caution flag and we're focusing on it and trying to understand exactly what is happening."
People Inc. celebrates 50th anniversary
Sat, Aug 22nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Friday, Aug. 14, local landmarks were lit blue in recognition of the 50th anniversary of People Inc., a regional nonprofit leader in the health and human services industry. The illuminated landmarks included:
Buffalo Black Achievers launches Black Quotes Campaign
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 11:55 am
The Giving Project has teamed up with Buffalo Black Achievers to raise funds and awareness for the Black Achiever Scholarship Fund, established at the recommendation of Dr. Catherine Collins, who currently serves as the chairperson of Buffalo Black Achievers. The Black Quotes Campaign features a series of T-shirts from prominent black leaders with inspirational quotes on work ethic.
NU folklorist Edward Yong Jun Millar awarded fellowship from Library of Congress' American Folklife Center
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:55 am
Niagara University folklorist Edward Yong Jun Millar recently received an Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to document and preserve the stories, experiences, knowledge and traditions of workers involved with the Ransomville Speedway. His is one of only seven projects in 2020 to have been awarded this competitive annual national fellowship.
A 40-year quest to retrace the extraordinary life of activist Mary Talbert
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:35 am
Lillian S. Williams is writing a biography of Mary Burnett Talbert.
PHOTOS: Artpark drive-in series revisits Tragically Hip
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 09:20 am
The Tragically Hip is a beloved Canadian band that, in any given summer, could've performed for a full month at Artpark and found the venue sold-out each night.
Lewiston Lions donate to local food pantry, hosting PB&J drive
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:55 am
The Lewiston Lions understands local food pantries are under tremendous pressure, with increased demand and decreased donations. The club was able to make donations to several food pantry locations during quarantine: Care-N-Share (Inter Community Services), Word of Life Ministries and the Magdalene Project. In addition to a monetary donation, 40 face masks were also donated to the Word of Life Ministries for distribution to those who may need one.
'Greetings from Niagara Falls': Mural a welcome sign
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 08:30 am
The Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association hosted an official unveiling for the new "Greetings From Niagara Falls" public mural outside of Wine on Third.
Cuomo announces construction milestone for historic Carousel project at Canalside
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the start of timber construction on the Buffalo Heritage Carousel project at Canalside. The project consists of a new building near the corner of Prime and Perry streets to house the near-century-old De Angelis Carousel. The carousel is planned to open in the summer of 2021.
New York Sea Grant introduces Lake Ontario parcel-level flood risk prediction tool
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 11:50 am
At noon Thursday, Aug. 20, New York Sea Grant will offer a free webinar with Scott Steinschneider, Ph.D., of the Cornell University department of biological and environmental engineering, detailing a parcel-level flood forecast risk management tool he has developed for use by communities along Lake Ontario and its embayments.
Historical Association of Lewiston nixes Tour of Homes, but adds fundraising opportunities
Thu, Jul 30th 2020 12:30 pm
Over the last 15 years, the major fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston has been the annual Tour of Homes run concurrently with the Lewiston Christmas Walk in December. This year, that tradition regrettably is suspended.
Harvest & Hops Festival off for 2020
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 03:00 pm
The last of the River Region's summer festivals was canceled this week. "Harvest & Hops" will return in 2021.
Fuccillo takes checkered flag with Island Fun Center
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:05 am
When Tom Fogarty was recruited by Billy Fuccillo Sr. and his son, Billy Jr., to become general manager of its Toyota store on Grand Island, he told them about his concern of residents leaving the Island to purchase the same vehicles elsewhere.
Kenan Center launches new weekly programming
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:15 pm
The Kenan Center is continuing to utilize the space on its Lockport campus for socially distanced programming for the community.
Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec joins North Tonawanda Police for midnight shift ride-along
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 11:35 am
In a showing of commitment during uncertain times, Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec of the City of North Tonawanda joined the NT Police Department for a ride-along during a midnight shift.
'Food Truck Thursdays' resume at Niagara Falls Train Station
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 03:20 pm
"Food Truck Thursdays," the weekly lunch series now in its third season, will resume for the summer, at the Niagara Falls Train Station (825 Depot Ave. West, off Main Street), beginning July 23.
Roswell Park, NFMMC & Tom Golisano team up to make cancer care more accessible in Niagara
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 07:15 pm
In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook - an event kept small in accordance with current health guidelines regarding group gatherings - representatives from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dedicated the new Golisano Medical Oncology Center, a member site within the Roswell Park Care Network.
Niagara Falls Memorial honors those impacted by COVID-19
Tue, Jul 14th 2020 04:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honored area residents and staff members impacted by COVID-19 during ceremonies held Tuesday morning in historic Schoellkopf Park on the medical center's downtown campus.
Family Promise of WNY doubles capacity: Newly renovated shelter to benefit families experiencing homelessness
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:25 pm
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, has completed critical upgrades to its shelter facility and is reopening for intakes in August with double the capacity. This reopening is in anticipation of predicted mass evictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and unemployment throughout the region. Improvements include private family units, additional bathrooms and a fire safety system.
Tops Friendly Markets & PepsiCo Foundation present Salvation Army with $100,000
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:05 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, along with its community partners at the PepsiCo Foundation, were proud to present the Salvation Army with $100,337 during a press event held Friday at the Salvation Army (960 Main St., Buffalo). These much-needed funds will help 65 local units throughout the geographic area by providing vital food and supplies to those struggling in this community, especially during these unprecedented times.
Launch of Buffalo's largest tiki boat, 'Big Kahuna,' is Canalside's newest attraction
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 11:00 am
Spirit of Buffalo and Buffalo River History Tours announced the launch of the "Big Kahuna," a tiki tour boat docked at Canalside. The boat is the latest to be added to the fleet of Buffalo River History Tours and will carry passengers on daily fun-filled 90- or 60-minute tours on the Buffalo River, Buffalo Harbor and Lake Erie with Caribbean-style music and drinks - all while maintaining social distancing rules.
New downtown mural welcomes visitors to Niagara Falls USA
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:20 pm
A colorful new mural can be seen on the side of the Wine on Third building, located at 501 Third St., Niagara Falls, facing Ferry Avenue. The postcard-inspired mural, "Greetings from Niagara Falls," was conceived and painted by local freelance artist Paul Clifton. It was commissioned by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association (DNFBA) as a way to showcase Niagara County activities and welcome guests to Niagara Falls USA.
Cuomo: DOH finalizing guidance on possible school reopening in September; casinos & movie theaters to remain closed as government reviews facts
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Department of Health, in consultation with the Reimagine Education Advisory Council and others, is finalizing guidance on the possible reopening of schools in September. New York state previously directed all school districts to develop reopening plans. A decision on whether to reopen schools in September has not been made yet.
New 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' exhibit at History Center of Niagara
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:00 am
The History Center of Niagara has a brand-new exhibit on display on the first floor of its Outwater Building, 215 Niagara St, Lockport. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, this exhibition, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," shows the rich history of baseball and the PONY League (Pennsylvania, Ontario and New York) all throughout Niagara County.
Western New York in phase 4 of reopening
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has OK'd Western New York to enter into phase four of his "New York Forward" reopening plan. He said his global health experts cleared the region for this stage of operations.
Pick-up or delivery? NCCC creates new experience for graduates
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 03:50 pm
While the global pandemic has altered many aspects of the spring semester for students at Niagara County Community College, the administration wanted to ensure graduates still received a proper acknowledgment of their accomplishments.
Buffalo City Mission receives $20,000 from Citi & National Disability Institute to support direct services for homeless with disabilities
Thu, Jun 25th 2020 11:30 am
The Buffalo City Mission received a $20,000 donation from Citi, in collaboration with the National Disability Institute (NDI), to help advance its work with the homeless community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Mission is one of just 39 national community-based nonprofit organizations to receive a share of a $1 million donation from Citi, which is helping organizations provide direct services to low-income people with disabilities.
USAN announces start of construction on Third Street connector to Niagara Falls State Park
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:25 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and New York State Parks announced the start of construction of a new pedestrian entry into Niagara Falls State Park. Located at 305 Buffalo Ave., on the corner of Third Street and Buffalo Avenue, the entry goes through a vacant parcel purchased by USAN through the Buffalo Billion strategic land acquisition program. The program provides funding to acquire vacant or underutilized properties near Niagara Falls State Park.
 

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