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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.
History of North Tonawanda Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball recalled, as 10th event planned
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Proceeds from North Tonawanda's 10th Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball will benefit the Vietnam Veterans WNY Chapter 77, which maintains a museum in Tonawanda and helps provide food and necessities to veterans and their families in need. This chapter, with its 675 members, is the largest in New York and fifth-largest in the nation.
Buffalo Zoo launches community campaign to raise funds for Australian wildfire relief
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is doing its part in helping raise much-needed emergency funds for those affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia.
Buffalo City Mission launches 'Pick-a-Brick' campaign to raise $1 million for new community center
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 11:40 am
Today, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its "Pick-a-Brick" campaign, a fundraising initiative that will provide community individuals and organizations with a special opportunity to make a lasting legacy gift that will build a "Pathway to Hope" for the next century - leading to the completion of the organization's new community center, the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise.
Explore & More Children's Museum, BankOnBuffalo partner to collect winter clothing items for children in need
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
In recognition of the National Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20, which also happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and BankOnBuffalo have partnered to collect winter clothing items (new hats, mittens and socks) for the children residing at Gerard Place.
FeedMore WNY expanding into Niagara County
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 10:05 am
FeedMore WNY kicked off the new year with notable developments, as the nonprofit continues to grow and enhance its services and partnerships that fight hunger and nourish vulnerable community members of all ages.
UB offers 10 ways to have a happier, healthier 2020
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:20 pm
Well, we've torn 2019 out of our calendars, which means we've resolved to make some changes to ensure that we're happier and healthier in 2020.
Niagara Falls International Film Festival announces call for entries for 2020
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
Call for entries have been announced for the 2020 Niagara Falls International Film Festival, which will take place Sept. 9-12. The third edition of NFIFF will once again work to deliver an entertaining and invigorating film experience for Western New York film fans - as well as continue to be a force in the community of Niagara Falls to revitalize it and celebrate the area's rich history.
DiNapoli: Read the fine print on your new gift card
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 11:00 am
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers this holiday season to read the fine print on gift cards for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift cards sellers have eliminated inactivity fees, consumers should still ask whether fees apply. DiNapoli also reminds recipients to spend their new gift cards in a timely manner, otherwise the money could eventually get turned over to the Office of Unclaimed Funds.
New York State Department of Labor announces implementation of new law to close gender wage gap in New York
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:30 am
The New York State Department of Labor announced the implementation of a new law that prohibits both public and private employers from asking about salary history. One of the pillars of the new law, which takes effect on Jan. 6, is New York employers cannot request job applicants provide wage or salary history as a condition of employment. Current employees do not have to provide their salary history from any outside employers. It also prevents businesses from seeking similar information from other sources.
Celebrate outdoors with 'First Day Hikes' at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas & public lands on New Year's Day
Fri, Dec 27th 2019 07:00 am
New Yorkers can greet 2020 with a choice of 85 guided hikes at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails and public lands sponsored by the state Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
What's in a name? Mount St. Mary's Hospital announces most popular baby names for 2019
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:45 pm
It's likely one of the first big decisions parents-to-be make - sometimes long before their baby is born - what to name their new bundle of joy. Whether it's a traditional family name or the name of a popular celebrity or famed sports hero - Joshua, as in Allen, for example - most parents give a lot of thought into picking just the right moniker for their son or daughter.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce preparing for anniversary year
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Leadership within the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce welcomed members to a year-end breakfast on Wednesday at the Brickyard Brewing Company.
VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 01:50 pm
Santa Claus flew into the Village of Lewiston on Saturday morning to kickoff Christmas Walk weekend. He was accompanied on his PatProctorCopter by Mrs. Claus and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick. Once the Rainbow Air crew landed, Santa greeted Mayor Anne Welch, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly, and 2019 Peach Queen Victoria Skrlin-Kozak.
PHOTOS, VIDEO & MORE: It's the most wonderful time of the year in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 10:45 pm
Niagara County boasted a bevy of holiday tree-lighting ceremonies, artisan markets, dinners, singalongs and family events this past week.
The Tabernacle of Orchard Park to produce 'Welcome Home,' a Christmas musical & festivities
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 05:00 pm
This weekend, during its annual Christmas Festival, The Tabernacle will produce "Welcome Home - A Christmas Musical."
NYS Tax Department: Protect yourself and your personal information
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:45 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance shared a variety of tips and advice to help taxpayers protect themselves and their personal information online. The effort to safeguard sensitive data coincides with National Tax Security Awareness Week, which runs through Dec. 6.
Buffalo Sabres 'Holiday Angels' program returns for upcoming winter season
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Child & Family Services of Buffalo and Spectrum News for the Sabres "Holiday Angels." The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support neighbors in need.
Conversation on compassionate public policy set for Dec. 10
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 10, the idea of compassionate public policy will be explored at a mini-conference at Niagara Falls' City Council Chambers, 745 Main St. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments and will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Community Missions announces plans for seventh annual #GivingTuesday
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 100 volunteers and eight restaurants from the Niagara community will partner with Community Missions for its seventh annual #GivingTuesday event on Dec. 3.
NCSO deputy nets WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium award
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 10:25 am
Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Deputy Chief Daniel Engert, the deputy jail administrator at the Niagara County Correctional Facility, received a Gold Key Award from the WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium at the 30th annual awards luncheon.
AAA: More than 55 million travelers taking to roads & skies this Thanksgiving
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 07:00 am
More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005.
DEC reminds New York state hunters: Be safe during hunting seasons
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:10 pm
With several hunting seasons underway, and the start of the Southern Zone big game season just weeks away, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded hunters to put safety at the forefront this fall when going afield.
FeedMore Foundation of WNY's holiday wreath & centerpiece sale to benefit hungry community members
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:10 pm
Community members can spread holiday cheer and support their neighbors in need by participating in FeedMore Foundation of WNY's "WreathMore to FeedMore WNY" holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York receives a $10,000 grant from Rich Products
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:30 am
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHCWNY) announced it has received a $10,000 grant from Richs Products. The grant funded the refresh of the kitchen at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House on West Ferry Street.
Buffalo City Mission launches 2019 'Turkey Drive' to deliver a happy Thanksgiving for those in need
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 07:55 pm
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off its annual "Turkey Drive" to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal for impoverished families, the elderly and shut-ins.
Niagara University initiative honored at Niagara Beautification Commission Award Luncheon
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 03:15 pm
A collaborative effort spearheaded by Niagara University to revitalize the south end of Niagara Falls and reinvigorate Niagara Falls' main economic corridor was honored during the Niagara Beautification Commission's Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Train Station. The awards recognize and honor the volunteer efforts that help to make and keep the Niagara Falls community beautiful.
One for the ages: Niagara Falls High School alumni present 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 08:15 pm
It only took 30 seconds for the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center to know this presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" was divinely inspired.
Capitol Cleaners collecting 'Coats 4 Kids'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 03:30 pm
Capitol Cleaners seeks gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves for less-fortunate children and adults. The full-service dry-cleaning company will prep and distribute product from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, at its downtown Niagara Falls site, 1227 Main St.
Higgins calls for federal action to address nationwide pediatric chemotherapy drug shortage
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for answers and action in response to nationwide pediatric cancer drug shortages that are resulting in the rationing of doses and in some cases delayed treatment for our youngest cancer warriors.
Emergency management & community preparedness conference presented by Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:55 pm
Learn what is needed to be prepared in an emergency at "Cultures of Preparedness: Strengthening Partnerships to Build a Stronger Community," from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the Niagara University campus.
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announces retirement
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 09:45 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour on Tuesday announced he will retire Dec 30.
HUD awards record $22.1 million to New York to protect families from lead and other home health hazards
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies, a record investment to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. In addition, HUD is awarding more than $5 million to identify and address home health and safety hazards in six tribal communities.
New York leads nation in civilian fire deaths; FASNY urges people to test alarms
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 03:55 pm
Fire Prevention Month is underway and Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) is here. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging New Yorkers to take note of basic fire safety tips and advice that can help save lives, with strong emphasis on ensuring that residential smoke alarms are installed and are in working order.
Buffalo City Mission launches fall campaign to raise $2.47 million by end of 2019
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 10:45 am
Today, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its annual fall fundraising campaign, a significant annual initiative to advance its work in providing critical programs and services for the homeless of Buffalo.
Celebrate 60 years of Buffalo Bills football at Buffalo History Museum
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 04:00 pm
Sports fans can experience six decades of Buffalo Bills football stories through exhibitions, events and programming in October at The Buffalo History Museum, located at One Museum Court.
Niagara River corridor recognized as 40th Wetland of International Importance by US
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:35 am
The American side of the Niagara River Corridor, iconic for its world-renowned waterfalls and globally significant bird and fish populations, was designated Thursday by the U.S. as a Wetland of International Importance under the world's oldest environmental treaty, the Ramsar Convention.
Buffalo City Mission launches 4th annual youth incentive program 'Mission Possible' food drive challenge
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:40 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off the fourth year of its "Mission Possible" youth incentive program, a communitywide initiative that brings together area schools, church youth groups and other youth programs to engage students of all ages in an exciting, educational and action-orientated food drive challenge.
 

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