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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.
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.
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.
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.
UB developed program helps stroke survivors recover better at home
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 01:00 pm
For stroke survivors, the road to recovery can be challenging, especially after leaving the hospital.
Pope Francis appoints Michael William Fisher 15th bishop of Diocese of Buffalo
Tue, Dec 1st 2020 12:20 pm
Washington, D.C., Auxiliary Bishop Michael William Fisher has been appointed by His Holiness Pope Francis as the 15th bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo in an announcement from the Vatican today at noon Rome time.
FeedMore WNY special mobile food pantry distributions respond to increased need for food assistance due to COVID-19
Tue, Dec 1st 2020 10:15 am
FeedMore WNY has added 16 additional food distributions to its mobile food pantry schedule during the month of December as a part of its response to the increased need for food assistance in the community due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Kenan Center aims to support artists during Holiday Handmade Market
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Many artisans are eager to boost their yearend sales during the holiday season after a year of canceled shows. The Kenan Center has designed a socially distanced shopping experience that meets state mandates while giving the community a chance to shop local, and handmade.
Students around world create COVID-19-themed comics through UB program
Wed, Nov 25th 2020 07:00 am
A team of University at Buffalo researchers used the power of storytelling through comic books to help high school students around the world better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Erie County 'Service Link Stop' opens doors to new beginnings
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 02:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Mental Health, in partnership with the Erie County Sheriff's Office and the Community for Greater Buffalo's Racial Equity Roundtable, has created the Erie County Service Link Stop at 120 West Eagle St., Buffalo, to connect individuals leaving detention with a comprehensive set of services to help them stabilize in the community and lead better, healthier lives.
Annual 'Walk to End Alzheimer's' raises funds for dementia resources across Western New York
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:10 pm
Despite the hurdles of organizing an event during the COVID-19 pandemic, Western New York's famed generosity once again rose to meet the challenge.
3 new murals complete for Niagara Falls Heritage Arts fall season
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:05 pm
Niagara Falls Heritage Arts, the public art initiative of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, fall 2020 mural season is in full effect through "NF Murals." The project connects the public with contemporary art, showcasing the area's rich heritage and culture. Three new murals are complete at the cross streets of Main and Depot Avenue in Niagara Falls for the public to enjoy.
Jingle Falls going virtual in 2020
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 07:00 am
In light of current events, Jingle Falls USA will not be able to take place this year as you have known it for the past three years.
15th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to provide food, spread hope to hungry
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:25 pm
In order to respond to the increased need for food assistance in the community due to the pandemic and to help make sure neighbors in need have enough to eat this holiday season, "97 Rock," Kaleida Health, WKBW "7 Eyewitness News" and FeedMore WNY will host the 15th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" food and fund drive.
'Spotlight on Niagara': Mount St. Mary's Hospital volunteer groups hold raffle to give back to community in big way
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:00 pm
The St. Francis Guild and Board of Associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital have joined together to present, "Spotlight on Niagara," a raffle to thank community businesses for their support of the hospital in 2020.
Women United winter drive
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:40 am
Women United of the United Way of Greater Niagara is collecting children's gloves, scarves, mittens and hats for local agencies in the Niagara Community.
'Uplifting' foundation donation helps McAuley Residence purchase patient safety equipment
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 11:30 am
Thanks to charitable donations designated for McAuley Residence, the Kenmore Mercy Foundation was able to fund the purchase of four Sara Stedy lifts to benefit patients and residents at the Catholic Health skilled nursing and subacute rehabilitation facility.
 

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