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'FLOATmingos' have returned for summer fun on Hoyt Lake
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:50 pm
The "FLOtilla" of "FLOATmingos" on Hoyt Lake continues to grow with the arrival of additional bright pink flamingo paddle boats, making it a true "Flam-bouyance" with nine total floats. Available for rent through Hoyt Lake Rowboats, the "FLOATmingos" offer summer fun for the whole family.
Cuomo: 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of $10 million DRI award
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. His camp stated, "The strategic investments will strengthen small business, support private investment in underutilized buildings, and bring new residential units, commercial space, and a hotel to the historic Bridge District. The investments are part of the governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for the Western Region."
Taste of Buffalo receives approval to host in-person festival July 10-11
Fri, May 14th 2021 07:30 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Thursday announced it has received all necessary approvals from local and state agencies to hold an in-person festival on July 10-11 that accommodates expected COVID-19 health protocols in place at that time.
Nancy Price 5K returns to Youngstown
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:40 pm
The 27th annual Nancy Price 5K Race was held in Youngstown last Saturday. There was a staggered start due to social distancing and no awards ceremony or food afterward, but it was still a fun time for the entrants.
Lew-Port student holds fundraiser to help out Youngstown fire families
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:55 am
On Tuesday, March 2, a fast-moving fire at a Village of Youngstown apartment complex resulted in significant damage to the building and displaced four families with children into the chilly winter night.
Niagara County Peach Festival to return
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:20 am
As announcements continue on the state level with regard to COVID-19 reopening plans and protocol changes, there's some upbeat news on the local level: The annual Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach festival is a go for this year.
PLAY/GROUND festival calls for artists
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:20 pm
The annual summer art event PLAY/GROUND will be held Aug. 6-15 at four locations in Buffalo. PLAY/GROUND is calling for artists for its annual event, which is sponsored by M&T Bank and organized by BICA (The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art) and Resource:Art.
Higgins: Canada's proposed tax on US property owners could damage longstanding binational economic relationship
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, a staunch advocate for measures aimed at strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Canada, expressed concern about a measure in Canada's budget 2021 that imposes an additional 1% tax on non-Canadian residential property owners.
Make Mother's Day special with a gift of flowers
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
For more than a quarter-century, Enchanted Florist has been a go-to destination for ways in which to brighten someone's day.
Memorial Medical Center honors staff for heroic efforts
Wed, Apr 28th 2021 09:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined together Tuesday to celebrate and recognize staff for what it called their "heroic efforts set forth throughout the pandemic, including the important role in Niagara County's mass-vaccination effort."
ESD announces Niagara Falls Strategic Economic Development Fund
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:20 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced the Niagara Falls Strategic Economic Development Fund, a fund dedicated to the revitalization of Niagara Falls through capital investments in targeted areas along Niagara Street, Main Street, Portage Road and Pine Avenue.
Toronto Blue Jays will be happy with Buffalo Bisons accommodations this summer
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 07:00 am
Barring a monumental miracle by June 1, the Toronto Blue Jays will again call downtown Buffalo's Sahlen Field home. The Canadian government has yet to grant them approval to return to the Rogers Centre. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Canada, and Ontario recently entering another lockdown, it is unlikely the Jays will return to the field they last called home in 2019 anytime soon.
On Earth Day, Higgins continues push for federal investments in Great Lakes protection & cleanup
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 10:45 am
As the country recognizes Earth Day, Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for the federal government to take action to protect the planet by increasing its investment in the Great Lakes - the largest source of fresh water in the world.
Ransomville Speedway welcoming fans back starting May 7
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:35 pm
Ransomville Speedway announced fans will be returning to the grandstands when the speedway opens for its 63rd season of operation beginning Friday, May 7.
Kennedy, Cooney, Magnarelli, AAA WCNY, New York State Police, AT&T team up to call attention to Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
As traffic begins to pick up across the region with increased vaccinations and decreased pandemic restrictions, AAA Western and Central New York reminds drivers about the importance of focusing on the road ahead and not on their smartphones during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
DOT provides update on Center Street paving
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:20 pm
Center Street's face-lift might occur later than originally expected.
Celebrating a centenarian in Lockport
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:00 pm
Good genes and a young mind are Naomi Dice's secret to longevity. The centenarian recently celebrated her milestone birthday at senior living community Heritage Manor of Lockport.
Iconic Buffalo muralist brings new hope to Family Promise
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 07:00 am
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, is getting a facelift courtesy of Casey Milbrand, local Buffalo artist and muralist.
OFN: Patriots' Day highlights 'Revolutionary New York'
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:10 am
Many Americans are familiar with the events of April 1775 in the Massachusetts villages of Lexington and Concord. It was then that British soldiers and Massachusetts militia clashed and began the American War for Independence.
Statement from Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on passing of former Chairman Wm. Keith McNall
Thu, Apr 8th 2021 08:25 am
I am deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of my friend and former colleague Keith McNall. Having served with Keith during his tenure as chairman of the Legislature, I watched and learned as Keith presided over the legislature with integrity, grace, and professionalism. I gained much from him, and am forever grateful for his guidance and leadership.
Buffalo Central Terminal to hold public meeting on community vision
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:55 pm
The Buffalo Central Terminal will hold a public meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, to share a vision and redevelopment strategy for the terminal and grounds, created in partnership with the local community.
AAA Western and Central New York urges safe driving amid legalization of adult-use cannabis
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 11:00 pm
With Gov. Cuomo signing legislation today legalizing adult-use cannabis in New York state, AAA Western and Central New York is urging the public to educate themselves on the dangers of impaired driving. Effective consumer education is important to keeping New York roads safe. Regardless of marijuana's legal status, all motorists need to avoid driving while impaired. Simply put, if you've used marijuana, don't drive. And if you plan to drive, don't use marijuana.
UB launches website to find appointments for COVID-19 vaccine
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 10:10 am
The University at Buffalo has launched a new website to help people easily find available COVID-19 vaccination appointments across Western New York.
Lew-Port awaits state direction on reopening
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:35 am
Lewiston-Porter is preparing for a return to a traditional five-day, in-person school week. Federal guidance has now changed, allowing for state guidance to follow.
NCDOH distributing vaccinations
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 02:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health received 500 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine from New York state and quickly set up point-of-dispensing (POD) operations to ensure prompt use.
NACC names Katherine Johnson interim executive director
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 03:35 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced a new interim executive director. Katherine Johnson, Ph.D., will serve in this role until a transition is complete with a permanent executive director.
9-year-old 'Jam Man' interviews the stars
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 02:00 pm
It's probably safe to assume most 9-year-olds didn't spend their COVID-19 lockdown time interviewing Hollywood actors and rock stars.
Griffon House invites homeless dog for St. Patrick's Day meal to help him get adopted
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:45 am
The Griffin House in Lewiston teamed up with Sweet Buffalo and invited 4-year-old Simba for a special St. Patrick's Day meal on the patio to help him get adopted.
Go Red for Women goes digital, expands format
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 02:10 pm
A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to Western New York.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus win big at 63rd Grammy Awards
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 10:25 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus are the proud recipients of a Grammy Award in the category of "Best Choral Performance" for their recording of Richard Danielpour's "The Passion of Yeshua." The recording features the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta; the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, prepared by Adam Luebke; and the UCLA Chamber Singers, prepared by James K. Bass.
Lewiston Police Department survey finds strong support
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department is currently reviewing the results of its just-concluded online performance survey with members of the Town of Lewiston community panel formed to comply with state mandates on police reform.
Niagara County to host agribusiness outreach forum
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:50 am
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced it will again host its annual agribusiness outreach forum, although this year's event will be done virtually. The event will be held over two days, March 23 and 25, from 9-11 a.m. each day.
Nominations sought for annual Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:00 pm
Nominations are being accepted for the 16th Annual Key to the Locks Award. Forms are available at The History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport, or at niagarahistory.org. The deadline for nominations is April 15.
HUD awards $5.2 million to NYS for affordable housing activities in Native American communities
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:25 pm
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced more than $652 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funding for eligible Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to carry out affordable housing activities in tribal communities.
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.
Vaccine: Niagara County POD staying in Lockport, as largest shipment is expected
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Wednesday announced Niagara County is expecting to receive 6,500 first doses of COVID-19 vaccination next week - by far the most the county has ever received for a single week. The county is expecting 5,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines and 1,500 Moderna that must be dispensed in that week. These doses would nearly double the total amount of vaccine doses Niagara County has received to date.
Niagara Falls Memorial, area schools collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine initiative
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:35 pm
Jeff Thompson, a physics teacher at Lewiston-Porter High School, receives a first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Laura Hickey during a Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center clinic held Tuesday at 60th Street Elementary School.
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.
 

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