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Observing COVID-19 precautions, Western New York Independent Living is open for business, serving those with disabilities in Erie County
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 04:05 pm
The Western New York Independent Living Inc. family of agencies (WNYIL), the largest organization of, and for, people with disabilities in Erie County, continues to stay open, utilizing today's technology.
HUD issues new CARES Act mortgage payment relief for FHA single-family homeowners
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 03:15 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a tailored set of mortgage payment relief options for single-family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency. Also included is an extension period for seniors with home equity conversion mortgages.
A 'Destination of Hope'
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 12:20 pm
On Thursday, Destination Niagara USA released the "Destination of Hope" video across all @NiagaraFallsUSA social media channels.
AARP Innovation Labs launches 'AARP Community Connections' platform to find help, or give it, during coronavirus pandemic
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:25 am
AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones. Across the country, these informal online groups - also called "mutual aid" groups - help communities stay connected at a time when people must practice social distancing to stay safe.
Niagara County Center for Economic Development offers additional resources
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:15 pm
Per the Niagara County Center for Economic Development (www.niagaracountybusiness.com/716-278-8750), more tips and tools for locally owned businesses.
Alzheimer's virtual resources
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 10:45 am
While the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 400,000 New York state residents living with dementia and their care partners.
Bishop Scharfenberger offers encouragement and guidance during coronavirus pandemic
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo Catholic Diocese Apostolic Administrator Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger encourages prayer and reflection at home and the utilization of life-streamed liturgies for all Catholic faithful deprived of the sacramental life of the church in this Lenten season, due to restrictions required to prevent widespread contagion of the novel coronavirus.
Catholic Charities continues to serve with most essential services
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 11:20 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo is here to help as always, and the human service organization that serves the eight counties of Western New York is continuing to help those most in need with the most essential services, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Health and mental wellness tips for caregivers of the elderly during COVID-19
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 02:55 pm
Elderly caregivers play a vital role in the community and in individuals' lives. Amidst the angst and uncertainty of the COVID-19 epidemic, their jobs are even more essential and likely more stressful. Follow some of these simple tips to make things easier on yourself and your patient.
Attorney General James urges employees to file complaints against employers ignoring NYS executive orders
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 12:55 pm
Attorney General Letitia James today issued the following statement asking any employee who believes that their employer is in violation of labor laws or official directives set forth by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office to contact the New York State Office of the Attorney General's labor bureau and file a complaint:
Community Missions program updates
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 05:00 pm
Greetings from Community Missions. I wanted to pass along an update as to what we are seeing within our programs at this time related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For nearly a century, Community Missions has been an outlet for the community to help one another to get through difficult times. Already in the first few days of this situation, we have seen this generosity of spirit in many ways!
Niagara County: Help available in finding day care for essential workers
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 11:55 am
The Niagara County Department of Social Services today announced it has been working to identify open child care slots for public and private sector employees who are deemed essential and are having child care issues.
Buffalo City Mission announces changes to community partner activity & meal service
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 10:25 am
The Buffalo City Mission announced updates to community partner activity and community meal services - all in response to ongoing developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Buffalo Ronald McDonald House response to COVID-19
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 10:25 am
The Buffalo Ronald McDonald House released the following statement:
Heart, Love & Soul enacts crisis response
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 11:00 am
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to help keep guests and staff safe, Heart, Love & Soul will continue operating under crisis-response guidelines.
Salvation Army taking steps to limit coronavirus exposure
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 06:20 pm
"Salvation Army shelters have been following guidance from county and state health officials to ensure current shelter residents stay healthy while putting procedures in place to get the appropriate care for anyone showing symptoms of the virus. Shelter managers and staff are reviewing procedures for such a situation and are making sure spaces are cleaned and sanitized."
Erie County: Countywide elected officials urge restraint, common sense to curtail shoppers' panic buying
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has joined elected officials from across Erie County in a unified call for residents to refrain from panic buying, as well as continue supporting local businesses and restaurants, as fears of the spread of coronavirus grow.
NYS COVID-19 info, list of resources
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 09:00 pm
HERE is a link to the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, the coronavirus, from the New York State Department of Health.
Coronavirus: Cuomo announces new mass gatherings regulations
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 07:25 pm
During a novel coronavirus briefing Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will institute limits on mass gatherings, directing events with 500 or more individuals in attendance to be cancelled or postponed.
Cuomo: $5.89 million in Better Buffalo Fund awards
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 10 projects received awards totaling $5.89 million through the fourth round of the Better Buffalo Fund.
Kearns to host spring DisAbility Awareness Outreach Day
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 07:00 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special DisAbility Awareness Outreach Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, at the new Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Southgate Plaza at 1088-B Union Road in West Seneca. Those interested may utilize the Seneca Street entrance located at the backside of the plaza in the former Bon-Ton.
HART fundraiser returns to Lewiston Event Center with music, celebs
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team's annual "Rock'N with HART" fundraiser will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event includes a basket raffle, a 50/50 split and a batch of celebrity bartenders.
NYS Gaming Commission observes National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Gaming Commission is joining forces with the National Council on Problem Gambling, New York state public health organizations, advocacy groups and gambling operators to dedicate the month of March to raising public awareness of problem gambling.
More than 100 jobs offered at Niagara Falls job fair
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:00 am
More than 100 jobs of various disciplines will be offered at the 2020 job fair sponsored by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association. The job fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the new TReC building by NGTI (Niagara Global Tourism Institute), located at 616 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
Cuomo signs $40 million emergency management authorization for coronavirus response
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:15 pm
During a novel coronavirus briefing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law a $40 million emergency management authorization for New York's novel coronavirus response. This appropriation will allow the state to hire additional staff and procure equipment and any other resources necessary to respond to the evolving situation.
DEC announces adoption of 2020 Great Lakes fishing regulations
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the adoption of several fishing regulation amendments for New York's Great Lakes. These changes are designed to safeguard and expand certain fish populations while enhancing anglers' continued enjoyment of these world-class fisheries. Most of these regulations are a direct result of DEC's work with anglers during the past several years to identify desired outcomes for Lake Ontario sportfishery management.
Niagara River Greenway Commission to meet
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 10, to determine the consistency of four projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the NYPA Vista Community Room, 5777 Lewiston Road.
'National Geographic Live' at Kleinhans Music Hall presents 'Nature Roars Back' featuring acclaimed filmmaker & photographer Bob Poole
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:40 pm
The "National Geographic Live" speaker series returns to Kleinhans Music Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, with "Nature Roars Back." featuring Bob Poole as speaker.
Who likes concerts? Bright Eyes, Temptations, Four Tops, Sammy Hagar, Jason Derulo, Dierks Bentley & Kesha set local shows
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:10 pm
A slew of big-ticket concerts were announced on Tuesdays. They include:
New 911 requirements in place
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 12:20 pm
Acting Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti recently reminded businesses and organizations who utilize a multi-line telephone service (MLTS) that, as of Feb. 16, new requirements have been enacted by the Federal Communications Commission.
Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's names Wheatfield executive as event chair
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 12:05 pm
On Oct. 3, the Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's will bring more than 700 people to Lewiston - people who have been touched in some way by dementia. Leading the effort will be an executive with DePaul Senior Living in Wheatfield.
Niagara University Family Business Center breakfast meeting
Thu, Feb 13th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center's next breakfast forum is titled, "The Emotional Side of Business." Dr. Robert J. Perelli, CJM, of The Center of Family Systems Theory Inc., is the guest presenter.
Artpark welcomes Chicago for special intimate performance
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 10:10 am
Artpark will present Chicago live at the Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Indoor reserved tickets and general admission lawn tickets ($30-$129) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
New York State Parks welcomes interpreter of African American history
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced noted culinary historian, interpreter and editor Lavada Nahon has joined the bureau of historic sites staff as the Interpreter of African American history.
DEC issues guidance to avoid conflicts with coyotes
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes.
Nursing HRSA grants benefit underserved communities, student training
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 08:45 am
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has expanded its clinical sites for students, improved nursing services to local Native Americans and other underserved populations, and enhanced its curriculum, thanks to $3.4 million in grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Niagara County public health director encourages preventive actions to help fight flu
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 05:10 pm
With influenza activity widespread and laboratory-confirmed influenza reports increasing, the Niagara County Department of Health is encouraging everyone to prevent flu with a few key actions.
Patrick P. Lee Foundation announces $450,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:25 pm
The Patrick P. Lee Foundation today announced a $450,000 financial commitment that will provide a gateway to stronger preventative services focused on mental health and education for the new Buffalo City Mission community center. The first floor will be called the Patrick P. Lee Foundation Welcome Center.
Higgins: Nearly $12.3 million in federal grants to fight homelessness in Western New York
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care (CoC) program has awarded almost $12.3 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in their mission to end homelessness in the region.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:15 pm
About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
 

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