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UB plans for a much more normal fall semester, with in-person instruction and vibrant campus
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 12:45 pm
Life at the University at Buffalo will be much closer to normal come fall with the announcement students who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need to wear masks or stay physically distanced while in the classroom.
Dion Dawkins & Dion's Dreamers Foundation to host 'Christmas in July' in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 01:55 pm
Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins and his foundation, Dion's Dreamers, will host "Christmas in July" from 4-10 p.m. Buffalo, Friday, July 16. This is a free, outside event in celebration of 716 Day.
WNY STEM Hub announces openings for AT&T's free 'Hand in Hand' summer program
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 05:00 pm
WNY STEM Hub and AT&T are seeking 55 public school and underrepresented students from across Western New York entering grades 7-12 to participate in the digital literacy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused AT&T "Hand in Hand" summer program where they will create prosthetic hands and other adaptive devices for children, under-resourced adult residents, veterans and seniors.
Orphaned baby beavers crisscross NYS for treatment at Cornell
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:05 pm
A litter of beaver kits traversed more of New York state in their first five weeks of life than most of their species will ever cross in a lifetime. This group of five traveled from the Adirondacks to Western New York, and from there to the Finger Lakes and then back to their mountain home.
Artpark announces 'Free Drum Circles with Stephen Bell'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Artpark & Company announced Free Drum Circles with Stephen Bell as part of the summer season. Performances run 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 3, through Aug. 28, at Artpark's Emerald Grove, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Ortt & Morinello recognize Capitol Cleaners as Senate District 62 Small Business of the Month
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:10 am
On Wednesday, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recognized Capitol Cleaners as the "Small Business of the Month" for June.
$22 million-plus in American Rescue Plan funding landing at Buffalo & Niagara Falls airports
Wed, Jun 23rd 2021 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Niagara Falls International Airport in Cheektowaga and the Niagara Falls International Airport will receive a combined total of $22,264,763 through the American Rescue Plan.
Jurassic Quest Drive Thru dinosaur experience coming to Buffalo
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:40 pm
More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to return from extinction to delight families and dino fans everywhere, as Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, "the nation's largest and most realistic dinosaur experience," migrates to the Buffalo region July 16-25.
NYS: State landmarks lit red, black & green in celebration of Juneteenth
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 05:00 pm
On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced landmarks across the state would be lit red, black and green on June 19 in celebration of Juneteenth. Additionally, Cuomo issued a proclamation naming June 19 Juneteenth in the state of New York.
Artist Justin Suarez begins work on Depot Avenue mural
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 04:15 pm
Professional artist Justin Suarez officially began painting a new mural on Depot Avenue on Wednesday as part of the NF Murals project spearheaded by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
Juneteenth: History of freeing slaves told through GI library exhibit
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 07:00 am
When President Abraham Lincoln officially freed the slaves in 1863 with his Emancipation Proclamation, it changed the legal status of millions of slaves, but it didn't actually set them all free.
BPO's summer concert season brings live music to WNY communities
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 12:25 pm
On Thursday, the BPO stated, "Dedicated to providing beautiful music for the entire Western New York region and beyond, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announced a varied and exciting summer season that will once again bring live music to communities throughout Western New York, and shine the spotlight on smaller ensembles of its musicians."
Buffalo United Front, Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative to test e-bike program in Buffalo & Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:55 am
Shared Mobility Inc. (SMI), a Western New York nonprofit organization, will serve as operator to the region's first e-bike library program, free to eligible participants interested in testing a new and innovative programming model. The E-Bike Library Project is a collaboration of partners, funders and residents to establish "e-bike libraries" through a community-led approach spearheaded by the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) and East Side Bike Club, a program of Buffalo United Front (BUF).
Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative debuts 'Works, from Home' mural project
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:30 am
In April 2020, the Albright-Knox's Public Art Initiative asked 16 local artists to respond to the initial lockdown requirements of the pandemic. To build community spirit, the museum sent artmaking materials to these artists at their home studios, and they worked to produce a 16-piece collaborative mural. The piece, now located at 43 W. Chippewa St., "speaks to individual and collective experiences of the pandemic."
Artpark & Company announces 'FREE Family Saturdays'
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 04:00 pm
Artpark & Company announces "FREE Family Saturdays" as part of its summer season. Programming is offered from noon until 4 p.m. June 19 through Aug. 28 inside the Artpark Amphitheater, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
'Taco Tuesday' has new meaning on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 01:30 pm
Taquito Lindo Artisanal Tacos opened on "Taco Tuesday" at 1849 Grand Island Blvd., and Grand Island gave the brand-new restaurant a warm welcome.
Artpark presents Sō Percussion on June 13
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 04:25 pm
Artpark & Company announces a performance by Sō Percussion as part of the 2021 "New Music in the Park" series at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13.
Down on the Corner Ice Cream raising funds for community
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:05 pm
Down on the Corner Ice Cream realizes community is important and will be reaching out to various not-for-profit organizations throughout this year's ice cream season.
Aquarium of Niagara to offer extended summer hours & daily sea lion demonstrations
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
On Saturday, May 29, the Aquarium of Niagara will transition to a summer schedule featuring extended operating hours. Sunday through Thursday, the venue will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, it will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Extended hours will run through Labor Day.
USAN, State Parks announce completion of Third Street connector between City of Niagara Falls & Niagara Falls State Park
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:35 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced the completion of a new pedestrian entry connecting Niagara Falls State Park and the City of Niagara Falls.
13 Players announces summer camp at Niagara Arts and Cultural Center
Tue, May 25th 2021 09:55 am
13 Players and the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced theater will be back on stage this summer. 13 Players Theatre School is hosting a summer camp for ages 8-18 running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 28, to Thursday, July 1. Camp will culminate with a performance July 1.
Town of Niagara announces return of 'Music Mania Mondays'
Mon, May 24th 2021 12:45 pm
On Monday, Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace said, "It is with great pleasure and anticipation that the Town of Niagara is pleased to announce the return of our 'Music Mania Mondays' concert series."
Erie County Fair returning Aug. 11-22
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:25 am
Earlier this week, the Erie County Agricultural Society board of directors announced it would move forward with the 2021 edition of the Erie County Fair - scheduled for Aug. 11-22 - following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement New York is abiding by the CDC's new mask rule changes.
'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.
 

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