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Red Brick Museum growing in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
This has been a big year for acquisitions and received donations. The museum collection has now tripled in size. Earlier this year, I acquired some local artwork from the Cary and Baker estate collections. Also, another signed print from Thomas Hanover, along with some other rare engravings, which are on display in the village boardroom.
UB spinoff Cytocybernetics receives funding to accelerate COVID-19 drug screening
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 12:15 pm
As COVID-19 infection rates and death tolls continue to rise, researchers and scientists around the world are racing to clear candidate drug therapies for COVID-19.
Wilson honors alum
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:00 am
Tom Reubens, a graduate of the Wilson Central School District (Class of 2007), was an All-State athlete and scholar, with a great love of history and nature. His life was cut short by a little known cardiac illness called Brugada syndrome. In his honor, the Reubens family has created a scholarship to support student athletes, and Niagara Family Medicine Associates has donated a tree that was planted at Wilson Elementary School last Friday.
French heritage history & activities at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:00 am
From René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle to Capt. Pierre Pouchot, the French had a significant presence on the Niagara River for almost 100 years from 1669 to 1759. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, Old Fort Niagara will celebrate that history and present French Heritage Day in cooperation with the American Association of Teachers of French.
Early voting continues in Niagara County
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 12:00 pm
Voters already have been out in large numbers taking advantage of early voting opportunities in Niagara County.
Barker resident Steven Hefferon promoted to colonel in New York Air National Guard
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 10:55 am
New York Air National Guard Col. Steven M. Hefferon, a Barker resident, was promoted from lieutenant colonel during a ceremony conducted by the 107th Attack Wing at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Longshed building completed at Canalside on Buffalo's waterfront
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the completion of construction on the $5.1 million Longshed building on the northern end of the Central Wharf at Canalside in Buffalo.
Niagara County to host Windsong mobile mammography van in Ransomville
Wed, Oct 14th 2020 12:10 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Irene Myers announced the Windsong mobile mammography screening van will be at the Ransomville Fire Co. on Saturday, Oct. 31 to conduct breast cancer screening. Appointments must be scheduled with Windsong prior to the event.
Greater Niagara Fishing Expo moving to February 2021
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:05 pm
The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, one of the largest pure-fishing shows in the Great Lakes, is postponing its popular event at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls due to COVID-19. Conference Center officials are following New York state guidelines, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, regarding what protocols need to be followed in an effort to keep attendees, vendors and Conference Center staff safe.
SBA: Online security assistance available to small business owners
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 10:15 am
Small businesses can help keep their business information safe and protect their online information with free online assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Buffalo Museum of Science extends 'Golden Mummies of Egypt' to Jan. 3, 2021
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 09:45 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science announced "Golden Mummies of Egypt," presented by M&T Bank, will extend its stay in Buffalo to Jan. 3, 2021. Originally slated to end this month, the exhibit will continue its global premiere in Western New York. Guests can visit "Golden Mummies of Egypt" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
HANCI recipient of KeyBank/First Niagara Foundation grant
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 08:40 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. - better known as HANCI - announced Tuesday it is the recipient of a $30,000 grant award from KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation. The grant was awarded to the nonprofit to implement a frontline worker education and care coordination/telehealth program.
Bills alumni help animals in need at Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:40 pm
On Thursday, Buffalo Bills alumni Booker Edgerson, Ken Jones and Lou Piccone visited the Niagara County SPCA to sponsor the cage of a shelter dog on behalf of Cure the Blue, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness of prostate cancer.
United Way kicks off 2020 campaign
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
Last Friday, the United Way of Greater Niagara announced the start of its 2020 fundraising campaign at the Four Points Sheridan Hotel in Niagara Falls. The organization says this year's campaign, which will run through Nov. 30, is more critical than ever as community groups continue to struggle with the effects of COVID-19. Funds raised throughout will continue to support 29 agencies focused on a spectrum of human services throughout the Niagara Region.
Salvation Army Empire State Division sets out to 'Rescue Christmas' due to immense impact of COVID-19
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 01:05 pm
For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early across the country in order to rescue Christmas. The funds raised through the organization's iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 while requests for services are at an all-time high.
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral to celebrate 5th anniversary of installation of 'Homeless Jesus' sculpture
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:30 pm
With great joy, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the installation of the "Homeless Jesus" sculpture on the corner of Main and Church streets, and the feeding and clothing services inspired by the sculpture, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.
NFMMC patients, Schoellkopf Health Center residents to receive enhanced infection protection and comfort
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center patients and the residents of the Schoellkopf Health Center will soon benefit from an enhanced level of safety thanks to the adoption of an innovative filtered pillow designed to protect patients and caregivers from bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
Ali Price celebrates 'treasure' that is Youngstown
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:25 pm
Over past months, the Village of Youngstown - like countless other places - has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic. And there have also been fresh positives.
Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join US Crystal Growing Competition!
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am
Looking for a hands-on science project to do with your children this fall? The U.S. Crystal Growing Competition is back.
Aquarium of Niagara to adopt uncommon lobster found in seafood shipment at Tops Markets
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will welcome an orange lobster into its animal collection after it arrived in a seafood shipment to Tops Friendly Markets on Transit Road in Lockport.
Niagara County DMV to host Saturday event for driver's license renewals
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:25 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Friday announced the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles will hold special office hours on Saturday, Sept. 19, for driver's licenses renewals. No appointment is necessary.
SPCA's 'Paws for Love' visits Mt. St. Mary's
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:45 am
SPCA's "Paws for Love" program was recently approved for stress relief events for essential workers. As such, the pups visited Mount St. Mary's Hospital for some stress-reducing therapy on Thursday, in the grassy grove between Mount St. Mary's and Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home. Pet owners and their sweet dogs greeted hospital staff, physicians and nurses.
Adell's School of Dance welcomes students back
Thu, Sep 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Adell Hoover-Manarino, will be the first one to tell you the world of academics felt more like an alternate universe for her growing up. Instead of social studies or science, she turned her attention to dance. Finding it a better fit, she used her talents to travel the country and perform, before returning home and starting her own wildly successful business.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara secures seed funding for placemaking projects on Grant Street
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:40 am
Preservation Buffalo Niagara announced it has received a $12,000 grant from AARP's Community Challenge Grant and a $1,500 grant from the City of Buffalo "Love Your Block" fund for placemaking work on Grant Street.
Startup company founded by UB grads develops technology that streamlines process of detecting fevers
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:40 am
Buffalo Automation, a startup company with roots at the University at Buffalo, is setting a new course that could eventually help organizations around the world better navigate return-to-work plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kevin Guest House invites Buffalo to 'Supper on My Street'
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:10 am
On Saturday, Sept. 12, Kevin Guest House will host "Supper on My Street," an event inspired by last year's sold-out dinner featuring "Buffalo's Longest Dinner Table" in the middle of Ellicott Street. Instead of gathering around a communal setting, this year guests can enjoy meals in their home environment.
Highland Clubhouse officially purchases Niagara Falls property
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:30 am
Highland Clubhouse officially purchased the property at 1111 Grove Ave., Niagara Falls, where it has been serving the community with activities and educational programming.
Cuomo announces new, record-low COVID-19 test positivity rate - even as WNY is flagged
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 02:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a new record-low COVID-19 test positivity rate of 0.66%. At the same time, he said, "Western New York we have a caution flag and we're focusing on it and trying to understand exactly what is happening."
People Inc. celebrates 50th anniversary
Sat, Aug 22nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Friday, Aug. 14, local landmarks were lit blue in recognition of the 50th anniversary of People Inc., a regional nonprofit leader in the health and human services industry. The illuminated landmarks included:
Buffalo Black Achievers launches Black Quotes Campaign
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 11:55 am
The Giving Project has teamed up with Buffalo Black Achievers to raise funds and awareness for the Black Achiever Scholarship Fund, established at the recommendation of Dr. Catherine Collins, who currently serves as the chairperson of Buffalo Black Achievers. The Black Quotes Campaign features a series of T-shirts from prominent black leaders with inspirational quotes on work ethic.
NU folklorist Edward Yong Jun Millar awarded fellowship from Library of Congress' American Folklife Center
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:55 am
Niagara University folklorist Edward Yong Jun Millar recently received an Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to document and preserve the stories, experiences, knowledge and traditions of workers involved with the Ransomville Speedway. His is one of only seven projects in 2020 to have been awarded this competitive annual national fellowship.
A 40-year quest to retrace the extraordinary life of activist Mary Talbert
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:35 am
Lillian S. Williams is writing a biography of Mary Burnett Talbert.
PHOTOS: Artpark drive-in series revisits Tragically Hip
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 09:20 am
The Tragically Hip is a beloved Canadian band that, in any given summer, could've performed for a full month at Artpark and found the venue sold-out each night.
Lewiston Lions donate to local food pantry, hosting PB&J drive
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:55 am
The Lewiston Lions understands local food pantries are under tremendous pressure, with increased demand and decreased donations. The club was able to make donations to several food pantry locations during quarantine: Care-N-Share (Inter Community Services), Word of Life Ministries and the Magdalene Project. In addition to a monetary donation, 40 face masks were also donated to the Word of Life Ministries for distribution to those who may need one.
'Greetings from Niagara Falls': Mural a welcome sign
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 08:30 am
The Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association hosted an official unveiling for the new "Greetings From Niagara Falls" public mural outside of Wine on Third.
Cuomo announces construction milestone for historic Carousel project at Canalside
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the start of timber construction on the Buffalo Heritage Carousel project at Canalside. The project consists of a new building near the corner of Prime and Perry streets to house the near-century-old De Angelis Carousel. The carousel is planned to open in the summer of 2021.
New York Sea Grant introduces Lake Ontario parcel-level flood risk prediction tool
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 11:50 am
At noon Thursday, Aug. 20, New York Sea Grant will offer a free webinar with Scott Steinschneider, Ph.D., of the Cornell University department of biological and environmental engineering, detailing a parcel-level flood forecast risk management tool he has developed for use by communities along Lake Ontario and its embayments.
Historical Association of Lewiston nixes Tour of Homes, but adds fundraising opportunities
Thu, Jul 30th 2020 12:30 pm
Over the last 15 years, the major fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston has been the annual Tour of Homes run concurrently with the Lewiston Christmas Walk in December. This year, that tradition regrettably is suspended.
Harvest & Hops Festival off for 2020
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 03:00 pm
The last of the River Region's summer festivals was canceled this week. "Harvest & Hops" will return in 2021.
Fuccillo takes checkered flag with Island Fun Center
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:05 am
When Tom Fogarty was recruited by Billy Fuccillo Sr. and his son, Billy Jr., to become general manager of its Toyota store on Grand Island, he told them about his concern of residents leaving the Island to purchase the same vehicles elsewhere.
 

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