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Higgins announces federal fire grants available for fire safety & prevention
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 02:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant application period is now open with a deadline of 5 p.m. Feb. 18.
Poloncarz signs local law establishing office of health equity
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Friday by Erie County Legislature Chair April N.M. Baskin (2nd district) and legislators Howard Johnson (1st district) and Lisa Chimera (3rd district) as he signed the Erie County Health Equity Act of 2021 into law. Local Law Intro. No. 3-1-2021 creates an office of health equity within the Erie County Health Department.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Smith Home has ties to Lewiston founders
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 11:00 am
Situated in the heart of the village at the southwest corner of South Fifth and Plain streets, the house consists of two wings. The first wing, or north section (along Plain), is a large rectangular wing with a center chimney built in 1817 by David Smith. He was the minister for the first Religious Society in Lewiston, first minister of the Presbyterian Church, and also a founder for the first Episcopal congregation.
Meatball contest to help support Wilson Youth Baseball
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 03:40 pm
The Wilson Lions Club will host a "Meatball Throwdown Contest" at 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 20, at the Wilson Historical Society. The event, which is open to everyone, is an initiative dedicated to raising funds for Wilson Youth Baseball.
Ryan unveils concept by local artist selected to design Shirley Chisholm statue
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:25 am
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced local artist Julia Bottoms was selected to design a statue honoring the late Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm, who is entombed in Forest Lawn's Cemetery's Birchwood Mausoleum, made history as the first Black woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, and the first to run for president. The statue will be installed near the mausoleum this fall.
Delaware North to continue providing concessions & visitor services at Niagara Falls State Park
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 09:25 am
Delaware North will continue to operate concessions and visitor services at Niagara Falls State Park following a competitive request for proposals process.
UB: Omicron cases in Western New York climb - with increasing case rates still to come
Tue, Jan 4th 2022 07:45 pm
University at Buffalo scientists who do the genomic sequencing of the SARS-CoV2 virus in Erie County are seeing omicron cases increase, an indication that the region is exhibiting a similar trajectory to national trends.
New York Army, Air Guard honor guards provided military honors for more than 10,000 families in 2021
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 11:20 am
New York National Guard soldiers and airmen provided military funeral services for more than 10,000 families of veterans during 2021.
Buffalo City Mission's 'Hambone Express' provides Christmas meal to those in need
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 10:55 am
On Christmas day, the Buffalo City Mission launched its annual "Hambone Express" event to deliver hot meals to the poor and homeless across Western New York.
Key UB investment made a decade ago helped pave way for sequencing of SARS-CoV2 samples in Erie County
Thu, Dec 23rd 2021 01:15 pm
During the current surge of COVID-19 cases in Western New York, a dedicated team of University at Buffalo scientists has been busy sequencing and analyzing as many as 1,000 viral samples every week.
The Summit Federal Credit Union announces 3-year, $30,000 sponsorship of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Buffalo, Rochester & Syracuse
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 05:40 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union announced a three-year, $30,000 commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' returns
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 09:50 pm
Following a one-year hiatus, the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's presentation of "The Nutcracker" returned to the Niagara Falls High School stage last weekend. This year's show was directed by professional dancers and teachers Mary Schnepf and Molly Vine.
Niagara County to participate in statewide STOP-DWI holiday high-visibility engagement campaign
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 01:45 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special high-visibility engagement campaign on impaired driving.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University receives Conservation Treatment Grant
Mon, Dec 13th 2021 12:10 pm
The Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) is awarding a $4,500 conservation treatment grant to the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University to conserve a Joachim Ferdinand Richardt painting of the Niagara River from the museum's permanent collection. The artwork has never been publicly displayed, because of its poor condition when first acquired.
Bishop Mike Fisher tours, blesses Niagara Falls sites, thanks Glynn family members
Thu, Dec 9th 2021 03:25 pm
The Most Rev. Michael W. Fisher, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, recently visited Catholic Charities Glynn Family Services Center and its adjacent Children's Clinic, both on Tronolone Place in Niagara Falls. In addition to touring the offices and blessing the sites, Fisher met members of the James and Mary Glynn family and recognized their generous support.
Rotary raises funds for local food pantry
Thu, Dec 9th 2021 03:25 pm
During the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, the proudly Binational Rotary Club of Lewiston & Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, offered locally made holiday-scented candles for sale, with net proceeds to benefit Ransomville's Care-N-Share. The food pantry serves an average of 320 individuals every month, providing food for families to prepare at home.
Lewiston Garden Club assists Community Missions
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
Members of the Lewiston Garden Club gathered on Monday at the Red Brick to prepare donations for multiple families from Community Missions in Niagara Falls. Items donated included: clothing, food items, paper products, holiday presents and gift cards.
Seneca Gaming Corp., Niagara County partner to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 04:40 pm
As Western New York continues to experience a rise in the number of positive cases of COVID-19, Seneca Gaming Corp. and Niagara County are teaming together to make vaccines easily accessible for area residents.
Niagara University's Levesque Institute delivers holiday meals to those in need
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and its IMPACT program partnered with several community organizations to distribute turkeys and meals to families in need through its Caring in the Community initiative.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 05:10 pm
For those who choose a real Christmas tree, getting the tree home safely is a lot like moving furniture, appliances or other large objects. If not properly secured, a tree can cause vehicle damage, or even worse, it could fly off or out of the vehicle and become a danger to other drivers.
'Hockey Fights Cancer Night' in Buffalo slated for Nov. 29
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team, in partnership with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, will again take part in the NHL's "Hockey Fights Cancer" program during the team's home game against the Seattle Kraken at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29. As part of an NHL-wide initiative to raise money and awareness for cancer research, the Sabres will host events throughout the night in support of local cancer patients and their charitable organizations. All fans attending the game will receive a Sabres "Hockey Fights Cancer" scarf.
Small Business Saturday: Trait-Carré smells like a winner
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The philosophy behind Trait-Carré isn't complicated.
Small Business Saturday: Over a century, Wagner's Farm brings more than apples to market
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 08:00 am
It began as a stop at the side of the road. A stand, like so many others seen on countless country roads, that sells homegrown produce. That was over 100 years ago. And as things change, so they stay the same.
People Inc. Artisan's Edge program presents gifts to Memorial
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:45 pm
Participants from the People Inc. Artisan's Edge program recently presented paintings to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Sabres, Wegmans, Audacy partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets'
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Wegmans and Audacy for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 18, to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY.
#GavinStrong: Lew-Port 7th-grade singer supports Gavin Burns, pediatric prosthetics
Fri, Nov 12th 2021 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter seventh-grade student Makenna Quarantillo staged a benefit concert Saturday at Matt's Music in North Tonawanda. The 13-year-old singer sought to raise funds for pediatric prosthetics. She did this as a tribute to her classmate, Gavin Burns.
Higgins, Poloncarz & Flynn announce $1 million in federal funding to combat domestic violence in Erie County
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and District Attorney John Flynn announced a federal grant totaling $1 million awarded to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
Holidays with HAL
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 07:00 am
First, the museum will be open for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Dec. 4-5 for Christmas Walk. We have all 10 of our ornaments and many new books for your Lewiston History friends and family. And the museum will be in Christmas attire.
Aquarium of Niagara harbor seal predicts frigid WNY winter
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:40 pm
In a Groundhog Day take on winter, Stryker the harbor seal at the Aquarium of Niagara made his annual winter weather prediction on Friday. Better bundle up, as Stryker predicts a frigid winter in Western New York.
Ice at Canalside to open Nov. 26
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:20 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will open the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26.
DHS releases details for fully vaccinated, non-citizen travelers to enter us at land & ferry border crossings
Sat, Oct 30th 2021 11:15 am
On Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security announced non-citizen travelers who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation will be permitted to enter the U.S. via land ports of entry (POE) and ferry terminals starting on Nov. 8.
16th annual 'Rock Out Hunger' will help provide food, spread hope to hungry community members
Thu, Oct 28th 2021 03:10 pm
To help neighbors in need have enough to eat this holiday season, "97 Rock," Kaleida Health, WKBW 7 Eyewitness News and FeedMore WNY will host the 16th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" food and fund drive.
Erie County Department of Health announces COVID-19 vaccine booster dose availability
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 07:25 pm
Following authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for certain eligible people, the Erie County Department of Health is experiencing strong demand for booster doses at its clinics.
Vietnam veterans wall, photo exhibit on display at Niagara County Courthouse
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski hosted a brief ceremony on Tuesday to open a display of the Niagara County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the "Our Photo Album" exhibit featuring photos taken by Vietnam veterans during their tours of duty. The display will be open at least through Veteran's Day (Thursday, Nov. 11) at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.
Screening new antiviral drugs against COVID-19 just got easier
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 07:55 pm
Nineteen months into the pandemic, the need for antiviral drugs targeted against COVID-19 is clear, given the global persistence of the virus, its ability to rapidly mutate into new variants, and the possibility that it could potentially develop strains resistant to existing drugs or vaccines.
United Way launches 'Show Up United' campaign
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:45 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launched its annual major community giving campaign - "Show Up United" - on Tuesday.
Higgins & Filicetti announce $200,000 COPS grant for Niagara County
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced a federal grant totaling $200,000 for Niagara County through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
Ellen Owens named director of Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Artist, educator and arts administrator Ellen Owens was named director of the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University.
Monumental
Thu, Oct 14th 2021 08:35 pm
It was a beautiful sunny morning for volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston as they undertook their annual washing and waxing of two local landmarks last Thursday. The bronze Freedom Crossing and Tuscarora Heroes Monuments were each buffed to a shiny finish.
Leadership transition announced at Botanical Gardens
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:20 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is working through a natural progression within the organization and, after 11 years as president/CEO, David J. Swarts will be transitioning into retirement over the next several months.
 

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