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BPO extends its virtual programming through end of 2020-21 season
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 01:40 pm
Though the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra said it remains hopeful it will once again play for live audiences soon. The BPO announced the extension of its "BPOnDemand" virtual performance series through the end of the 2020-21 concert season in June.
MS Awareness Week is March 7-13
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 11:05 am
Every day, nearly 1 million people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States do whatever it takes to move their lives forward despite the challenges. By sharing their stories and raising awareness, we help people better understand life with MS and become inspired to do whatever it takes to change the world for people living with MS.
Higgins urges Buttigieg to tackle WNY transportation projects that have 'separated communities'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 03:45 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation, under the new leadership of President Joe Biden and Secretary Pete Buttigieg, is looking to build back better with an aggressive infrastructure agenda. Congressman Brian Higgins is telling Buttigieg that work can start right here in Western New York.
New York Farm Bureau unveils 2021 national public policy priorities
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 03:40 pm
New York Farm Bureau outlined its federal public policy agenda Wednesday, as farmers from across the state are meeting virtually this week with their U.S. senators and congressional representatives. The main priority issues range from agricultural labor reform and COVID-19 relief to trade policy and climate change mitigation.
Making her mark: Islander Danielle Martin is competing in tattoo beauty contest
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:45 pm
Danielle Martin is making an impressive showing in the 2021 Inked Magazine Cover Girl Search, a worldwide tattoo beauty competition. After three elimination rounds in the online contest, Martin is holding strong at first place in her group.
NF Memorial Medical Center resumes COVID-19 vaccine clinics
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 05:35 pm
Sandra Fredemburg, left, receives her second dose of COVID-19 vaccine from a Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pharmacist during a clinic held Monday at the Niagara Falls High School Fieldhouse.
Second phase of $2 million historic restoration project begins at Buffalo History Museum
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:05 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will begin the next phase of restoration to the lower level of its National Historic Landmark Building. Work focuses on improving guest amenities, including new restrooms and an HVAC system. At the end of this phase of construction, the museum's lower level will be restored to the original vision of architect George Cary, with an expansive 4,400-square-foot gallery.
Following Jacobs' advocacy, IJC implements plan to increase outflows for 2021
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:25 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs, R-NY-27, is releasing the following statement after it was reported the International Joint Commission (IJC) decided to extend the period for increased outflows from Lake Ontario after he lead and joined bipartisan efforts to advocate for lakeshore communities.
Heart, Love & Soul announces Daybreak opening
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:10 pm
Daybreak at Heart, Love & Soul has opened for services to the community, including case management, acute nursing care and health care coordination, showers and laundry for those experiencing homelessness, housing linkage and referral, homeless street outreach, and connection and referral to partner agencies.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces 3rd annual young professionals committee meat raffle
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the third annual young professionals committee meat raffle will be virtual. Join it special guest star Rob Lederman live from the comfort of your own home at 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, via an interactive Zoom broadcast. All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY.
Kearns, 'Zombie Task Force' announce 'Stay in Your Home' campaign
Thu, Feb 11th 2021 10:00 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and members of the Erie County Zombie Foreclosure Task Force have created the "Stay in Your Home" campaign in response to the impending foreclosure crisis due to the unprecedented financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Higgins: Federal fire grants available to support staffing & recruitment
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant application period is now open with a deadline of 5 p.m. March 12.
Virtual Black History Month events by Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 04:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is celebrating Black History Month through a series of virtual events this February. Each Friday at 7 p.m. this month, the public can join discussions relating to Black history from the comfort of their home.
New take-it, make-it workshops & demonstrations at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:45 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced last year it will offer the traditional, on-site make-it, take-it programs as take-it, make-it virtual programs to be held online via Zoom. These one-night workshops include a succulent garden workshop, a terrarium workshop and a mini-garden workshop. Also brand new to the educational programs are botanical demonstrations. These low-cost, one-hour demonstrations will cover orchid repotting, spring floral arrangements and a bonsai demonstration.
UB department of surgery launches anti-racism & health care equity initiative with Cornel West as inaugural speaker
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 05:55 pm
An anti-racism and health care equity initiative designed to address and mitigate the effects of systemic racism and inequality in health care has been launched by the department of surgery in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
Independent audit determines Buffalo Diocese in full compliance with Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 02:50 pm
The independent Rochester auditing firm of StoneBridge Business Partners has conducted a thorough audit of the policies and protocols of the Diocese of Buffalo with regard to training, reporting and ensuring safe environments for young people according the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' mandated Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. It found the diocese to be in full compliance. The audit covers the period of 2019 to 2020.
Birds on the Niagara set for Valentine's Day weekend
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 05:45 pm
Birds on the Niagara (BON21) announced the third annual Birds on the Niagara International Celebration of Winter Birds will be held Feb. 12-14. BON21 is the only international North American bird festival. This year, it is a virtual event with free access, including a special presentation by keynote speaker and author Dr. J. Drew Lanham.
31st annual 'Doctors with a Heart Day' is Feb. 13
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 10:10 am
From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 13, Dr. Glenda R. Rose and Dr. Thomas G. Barba of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston will be sponsoring the 31st annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" for their patients. Nonperishable food items will be collected to benefit the Niagara Community Action Program (NiaCAP) food pantry in exchange for chiropractic services.
NF National Heritage Area digital archive funding uncovers mysteries in Falls
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 02:25 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) is uncovering mysteries in Niagara Falls by funding the Oakwood Cemetery Burial Permit Digital Archive Project and the Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Collection Project. It said Niagara Falls is known for its role in the Underground Railroad, but only a few precious artifacts have survived.
Botanical Gardens new 'Gardens After Dark' series has 'Enchanted Winter Escape'
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 02:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens recently introduced a brand-new series of exhibits titled "Gardens After Dark." It then introduced "Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape" for 2021.
Buffalo Zoo & Kansas City Zoo team up to support conservation
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 04:55 pm
As the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs gear up to play in the AFC Championship game this Sunday, the Buffalo Zoo has teamed up with the Kansas City Zoo for a friendly wager to help support polar bear conservation.
Appeal 2021 launches at Catholic Charities Russell J. Salvatore Food Pantry and Outreach
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 02:20 pm
Appeal 2021 was launched Tuesday at Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Russell J. Salvatore Food Pantry and Outreach in Lackawanna with a goal of raising $10 million by June 30. This year's theme is "HOPE."
Pauly provides update on Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, 2021 events
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:10 pm
As I closed out 2020 on New Year's Eve with my family (yes, I actually stayed awake past midnight!), I couldn't help but reflect on the year we just put behind us. I thought of how the events of 2020 affected my family and friends, as well as on a larger scope with the Chamber of Commerce and community.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission welcomes new executive director
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 04:50 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission, at 1317 Portage Road, welcomed Tom McLaughlin as executive director on Jan. 1. He replaced longtime director Richard Neumann. The agency's board announced Newman's retirement in a Facebook post on Dec. 31.
Aquarium of Niagara to offer '716 Days' promotion over MLK Jr. weekend
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 12:45 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is offering its lowest admission rates of the year over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. With every full-price admission purchased, visitors can purchase a second admission for just $7.16. This is a 64% discount off the cost of a full-price adult admission.
Old Fort Niagara: 'Winter Warriors' event highlights winter survival skills
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 01:25 pm
On Saturday, Jan. 16, Old Fort Niagara presents "Winter Warriors," a day of family-oriented programming focusing on how people survived on the 18th century frontier during the winter months. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., visitors can learn how soldiers and Native Americans traveled hundreds of miles through sub-zero temperatures to conduct raids on enemy settlements.
Look up: Giant Oxford pennants fly on Buffalo's tallest building to celebrate Bills division title & playoff run
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 01:30 pm
Oxford Pennant, the Buffalo-based designer and manufacturer of wool felt pennants, flags and banners, is helping Western New York celebrate the Buffalo Bills clinching the AFC East Division title and playoff run through the installation of 40-foot pennants atop Seneca One. Oxford Pennant brought the idea to the Bills, Douglas Development, Ace Flag and M&T Bank, who agreed to bring this supersized celebration to life. The effort seeks to uplift the region during this milestone moment.
National Guard conducts fewer funeral honors in 2020 due to pandemic
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 12:25 pm
Pandemic restrictions on funeral services resulted in New York Army and Air National Guard honor guard teams providing over 2,000 fewer military funeral services in 2020 than in 2019.
FeedMore WNY receives $100,000 donation from Kohl's through 'A Community with Heart' program
Fri, Jan 1st 2021 07:00 am
FeedMore WNY recently received a $100,000 grant from Kohl's to help the hunger-relief nonprofit continue its COVID-19 response efforts and meet the increased demand for food assistance throughout Western New York as a result of the pandemic.
Buying home equipment, or joining a gym this new year? Check BBB first
Fri, Jan 1st 2021 07:00 am
As the pandemic continues and we welcome the new year, many people are thinking now is the time to work on getting into shape.
Mt. St. Mary's to provide Catholic Health's first COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy clinic
Thu, Dec 31st 2020 01:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston will open Catholic Health's first monoclonal antibiotic therapy clinic for the treatment of COVID-19 beginning the week of Jan. 4. The outpatient clinic is designed for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 10 days, and are 65 years of age or older or have other chronic medical conditions that could lead to hospitalization.
Buffalo Police, Buffalo Police Explorers spreading holiday spirit throughout City of Good Neighbors
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 06:35 pm
Buffalo Police and Buffalo Police Explorers (BPE) have worked hard this holiday season to make a difference to families across Buffalo.
Deposits 4 Food makes Christmas donation
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Deposits for Food (D4F) presented checks to Heart, Love & Soul and Community Missions totaling $2,000. The funds were obtained from the collection of returnable containers and scrap metal over the past few weeks. The donation is in recognition of the Christmas season and those in need during this difficult time.
Wegmans teams up with FeedMore WNY to provide 1,200 holiday meals for community members in need
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 05:20 pm
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is providing nutritious food and spreading holiday cheer with a donation of 1,200 holiday food boxes to FeedMore WNY.
NYS Department of Labor: $15 minimum wage phase-in to continue; Ortt opposes measure
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 07:15 pm
The New York State Department of Labor on Wednesday announced the state's $15 minimum wage phase-in will continue, with the next stage taking effect Dec. 31.
DMV employees make holidays special for family in need
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 09:25 am
Employees of the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles office in Lockport continued their tradition of making the holidays special for a family they adopt from the Salvation Army.
Schumer, Gillibrand call on IJC to allow international Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board to deviate from Plan 2014 & prevent spring flooding in 2021
Thu, Dec 10th 2020 09:10 pm
Schumer, Gillibrand to IJC: Action now will prevent devastation of Lake Ontario next spring Continuing their efforts to secure federal support for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River's communities at risk of flooding every spring, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday demanded the International Joint Commission grant the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board the authority to deviate from Plan 2014 this winter and increase Moses-Saunder dam outflows above levels detailed.
Kearns' 'Suits for Troops' benefits Erie County veterans
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 02:40 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns received a generous donation from Joe Terranova, owner of Tuxedo Junction, who provided more than 300 suits and dress pants to benefit the clerk's "Suits for Troops" season of giving drive.
During season of giving, Red Cross urges blood donation
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 09:45 am
December may be the season of giving - but it's typically a challenging time to collect enough blood donations. Add in a pandemic, and this year could be even tougher than usual. That's why the American Red Cross is urging those who are feeling well to give the gift of life by donating blood or platelets this holiday season.
State Historic Preservation Board recommends 16 for State & National Registers of Historic Places
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 04:20 pm
The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 16 varied properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
 

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