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BBB scam alert: Don't send money to fake Venmo friends
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:20 am
When a friend or family member is stuck in a bad situation and urgently needs money, you should help them out, right? Not if they are a scammer pulling this new con. Always double-check before sending money to a friend in need.
American Heart Association: Eating walnuts daily lowered bad cholesterol, may reduce cardiovascular disease risk
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 12:05 pm
Eating about a half a cup of walnuts every day for two years modestly lowered levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, known as "bad cholesterol," and reduced the number of total LDL particles and small LDL particles in healthy, older adults, according to new research published Monday in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation.
A reminder from National Grid: Aug. 31 deadline approaching for bill payment assistance through HEAP
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:35 am
National Grid urges its Buffalo and other Western New York customers who need help paying their energy bill to apply now for federally funded assistance through The Home Energy Assistance Program and the Emergency HEAP program.
National Grid offers safety, energy-saving tips for forecasted high temperatures
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:35 am
The heat is on this week across upstate New York with forecasters calling for a run of high temperatures and humidity in the region. Prolonged temperatures of 90 degrees or higher can lead to heat-related illnesses, especially for the elderly, young children and those with chronic illnesses. We also offer the following energy-efficiency tips:
2-mile community 'Freedom Walk' on Aug. 13 will kick off 'Igniting Hope' conference
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 10:25 am
An ongoing battle. That's how Pastor George F. Nicholas describes the health disparities that African Americans are still trying to overcome.
Could your body's insulin response influence your food choices? A UB study aims to find out
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:50 pm
What is the relationship between the foods people eat and their body's insulin response? The University at Buffalo's Behavioral Medicine Lab is launching a study that aims to find out.
New UB study looks at relationship between microbiome and breast cancer
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:20 pm
Researchers are learning more about the relationship between the microbiome and cancer. But many questions remain, especially when it comes to the role of the microbiome in breast tissue and whether it contributes to the development of invasive breast cancer.
The Skin Cancer Foundation offers tips on choosing and using sunscreen
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:40 am
As summer heats up and we spend more time outdoors, The Skin Cancer Foundation would like to remind everyone how to use sunscreen safely and effectively as part of a sun protection routine.
ASPCA educates public on how to help stray kittens during Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 04:55 pm
To coincide with the start of Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month and kitten season, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) announced the launch of a new online tool accessible on desktop and mobile devices to help the public choose the next steps to take if they find stray kittens outdoors.
Area retailers, community members rally to raise funds for FeedMore WNY through 'Check Out Hunger' campaigns
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
FeedMore WNY is able to provide more nutritious food to its Western New York neighbors in need thanks to support from area retailers and the community. "Check Out Hunger" campaigns at Dash's Market, Lexington Cooperative Markets, The Market in the Square, Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans Food Markets raised a total of $780,323 to help FeedMore WNY continue to respond to the ongoing need for food assistance in the community as a result of the pandemic.
AAA shares motorcycle safety tips for bikers & drivers
Fri, May 7th 2021 04:20 pm
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips as the weather gets nicer. Many bikers will choose to ride free on the open road.
Women face unique risks for high blood pressure & stroke
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:45 am
Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood pressure, and nearly three-quarters of those with high blood pressure don't have it under control.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to host Chiavetta's chicken dinner at First Assembly of God
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:40 pm
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a drive-thru Chiavetta's chicken dinner fundraiser from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Niagara Falls First Assembly of God, 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd. The fundraiser will be held in partnership with the Niagara Regional Construction Alliance to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity's newest upcoming home, to be built this summer on 61st Street in Niagara Falls.
Deposits for Food makes Earth Day Donation to local food pantries
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 04:20 pm
In honor of Earth Day 2021, Deposits for Food presented checks totaling $2,000 to Niagara Falls food pantries Heart, Love & Soul and Community Missions.
Brown announces City of Buffalo's continued commitment to environment on Earth Day 2021
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:15 pm
Mayor Byron W. Brown on Thursday announced his continued support for Earth Day. Every year, Buffalo celebrates Earth Month with various events around the city.
Mobile sports betting expansion in NYS: How to get help with gambling problems
Wed, Apr 14th 2021 01:40 pm
This April, New York passed the legalization of mobile sports betting. Although leaders believe this will have a positive economic impact for New York state, potentially closing the budget deficit over time, increasing the availability and accessibility of gambling options may cause problems for those at risk.
Ditch the drink for a greater chance to become tobacco-free
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:30 pm
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a national movement designed to reduce the stigma surrounding alcoholism and provide those struggling with useful resources and recovery tools.
Buffalo Sabres, ConnectLife team up to encourage blood donations
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 10:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres are teaming up with ConnectLife to call upon Western New Yorkers to donate blood during the month of April. All donors throughout the month will receive a Sabres-ConnectLife, royal blue long-sleeve T-shirt.
March 9 is Gambling Disorder Screening Day
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:25 pm
In honor of Gambling Disorder Screening Day (March 9) and Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) is announcing the release of an online self-screening tool for individuals who want to explore their risk for problem gambling.
Protect yourself from identity theft during tax season
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 12:55 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, along with the New York State Office of Information Technology Services and the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection, shared important tips to help New York taxpayers guard against identity theft and prevent tax fraud.
NYSEG, RG&E raise awareness of utility scams during National Consumer Protection Week
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 11:25 am
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) this week join Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize National Consumer Protection Week, which aims to educate customers on how they can guard against becoming victims of impostor utility scams.
New Alzheimer's Association report examines racial & ethnic attitudes on disease, dementia care
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 01:20 pm
Findings from two national surveys appearing in the Alzheimer's Association 2021 Alzheimer's disease facts and figures report reveal discrimination is a barrier to Alzheimer's and dementia care.
MS Awareness Week is March 7-13
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 11:05 am
Every day, nearly 1 million people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States do whatever it takes to move their lives forward despite the challenges. By sharing their stories and raising awareness, we help people better understand life with MS and become inspired to do whatever it takes to change the world for people living with MS.
National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to host 'Between Black and Blue: Complexity within Black Law Enforcement'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEMM), with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), will host a free virtual panel event, "Between Black and Blue: Complexity within Black Law Enforcement," at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.
Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 12:15 pm
Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals - especially those with type O blood - to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies when help can't wait.
Problem Gambling Awareness Month: NYS is facing problem gambling together
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:45 am
In honor of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in 2021, the New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) is challenging everyone across New York state - individuals, agencies and communities alike - to come together to face problem gambling.
Bone-chilling temps pose danger to homeless
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:30 pm
The homeless in the Niagara Region have been dealt a double-blow, said officials at Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces 3rd annual young professionals committee meat raffle
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the third annual young professionals committee meat raffle will be virtual. Join it special guest star Rob Lederman live from the comfort of your own home at 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, via an interactive Zoom broadcast. All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY.
Tom who? 'Puppy Bowl XVII' an epic showdown between Team Ruff & Team Fluff
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 08:05 pm
Have no fear because television's cutest sports competition and the original call-to-adoption TV event, "Puppy Bowl," returns Sunday, Feb. 7, for the biggest, most exciting game to date, now as a three-hour event that can be viewed on both discovery+ and Animal Planet at 2 p.m. ET.
CBP warns residents of phone scam/caller impersonating officers/agents
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 03:00 pm
A new type of telephone scam is targeting residents nationwide in an attempt to gain banking information from unsuspecting residents.
Castellani Art Museum poised for grand comeback in 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 02:15 pm
"We're moving forward," he said. "We have our goals, we have our time set, and we're working towards it as if life will get back to ('normal') and the museum can reopen and reenergize."
Norris shares love from students to seniors for annual Valentine's Day program
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:30 am
Assemblyman Mike Norris of Lockport collected handmade valentines from local students for seniors at community nursing homes. He said his program has special significance this year as nursing home residents have braved extreme isolation from their loved ones and gone without visitors because of the pandemic.
Quitline: Support available for Black residents who use tobacco products
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 10:00 am
With 86% of Black tobacco users in New York state addicted to menthol cigarettes and the tobacco industry continuing to heavily market these products in urban neighborhoods, the odds appear stacked against the Black population to become tobacco-free. Fortunately, most want to quit and plenty of free resources are available, including individualized support through the Submitted by the New York State Smokers' Quitline.
FamilySearch has 'RootsTech Connect 2021'
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 05:50 pm
FamilySearch has announced the RootsTech 2021 conference will be a free, global, virtual event in 2021.
Consumer Alert: Department of State & Division of Consumer Protection warn of email phishing scheme
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 08:15 pm
The New York State Department of State and the Division of Consumer Protection warned New Yorkers of an email phishing scheme. These illegitimate emails ask recipients to verify their profile to avoid experiencing delay and future problems in renewing their license. The messages link to a non-listed URL. Anyone who received such an email should delete it right away.
CAO of WNY launches COVID-19 nutrition assistance initiative through CARES Act
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 03:15 pm
The Community Action Organization of WNY has launched its COVID-19 nutrition assistance initiative through CARES Act funding. The initiative enables CAO to expand its reach in Western New York by hosting more mobile food pantry events and delivering groceries to eligible seniors and those living with disabilities.
Help support Catholic Charities' goal of being a 'beacon of hope' for those in need
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 02:25 pm
Over the past year, 20,333 Niagara County neighbors in need of all ages were served by the 10 programs Catholic Charities offers here. We provided basic emergency assistance, including support for food and finding housing.
Higgins applauds Biden's executive order reversing ban on transgender individuals serving in military
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 02:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, applauded President Joe Biden's executive order revoking President Donald Trump's actions banning transgender troops from serving in the U.S. Military. Higgins released the following statement:
Girls on the Run of Buffalo partnering with Rite Aid Foundation to impact lives
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 10:40 am
As the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates community-level health challenges, especially for underserved and vulnerable populations, The Rite Aid Foundation is partnering with Girls on the Run International to support the health and wellness of girls today and into the future.
Proposal for historic New York state election reform part of 2021 State of the State
Sat, Jan 9th 2021 11:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced a transformational proposal that "continues to expand access to voting and improves procedures," as part of the governor's 2021 State of the State agenda by speeding up vote counting, and adding additional time for early voting. These efforts build on Cuomo's previous election reforms.

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