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Woodley donates astounding 27th gallon of blood to help those in need
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 07:00 am
On April 17, Lewiston resident John Woodley, a long-time blood donor with the American Red Cross, made his 27th gallon blood donation.
Local Ford dealers demonstrate commitment to community, donating $20,000 to food banks in honor of National Senior Hunger Awareness Month
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 04:20 pm
As part of its ongoing commitment to support local communities, the WNY and Rochester Area Ford Dealers announced a donation totaling $20,000 to two food access organizations serving the greater Buffalo and Rochester communities in honor of National Senior Hunger Awareness Month this April: FeedMore WNY and Foodlink.
Imagine a future without local news: New York must enact Local Journalism Sustainability Act
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 09:15 am
As objective and independent news writers and editors, we have an imperative to cover the issues most important to the people of Niagara County and Grand Island. Every day, our team is on the ground questioning elected officials, uplifting the stories of community changemakers, and uncovering truths that some would rather keep hidden. But, amidst industry challenges, it is no longer unfathomable to picture a future when New York state is completely without local newspapers and other local news outlets.
McDonald's Shamrock Shake promotion to benefit RMHC of WNY
Sat, Feb 24th 2024 06:10 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) is thrilled to announce a special collaboration with McDonald's, featuring its legendary Shamrock Shakes, to support our charitable initiatives.
New study suggests target steps per day for reduced risk of heart failure
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 11:45 am
The science is clear that movement is good for our bodies as we age. But just how much physical activity is beneficial for people over 60? A new study from the University at Buffalo provides an answer, and it's not 10,000 steps per day.
Red Cross: Communities urged to give blood as winter threat continues
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 11:35 am
The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply this month. The public can book a time to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross blood donor app, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
Modern launches new 'Pathway' in Lewiston
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 11:00 am
As February opens, long-awaited service changes are now moving ahead with Modern Disposal Services - welcome news for Town of Lewiston residents.
Electronic opioid treatment program expands linkage to lifesaving care, ships millions of test strips, rolls out 'no stigma' vending machines
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 11:00 am
MATTERS, an innovative opioid treatment program that grew out of a University at Buffalo physician's frustration with the limitations of care for patients who had overdosed, is expanding its services throughout New York, thanks to funding from the state's Department of Health.
Niagara County showing higher rates of respiratory illness, lower rates of vaccination
Fri, Jan 19th 2024 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) is urging residents to stay informed and take proactive measures against respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19, flu and RSV. The current situation poses a significant threat to public health, with data indicating elevated rates of hospitalizations and a strain on health care systems both locally and nationwide.
Volunteering benefits your community - and your brain
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 09:30 am
January is a traditional time to take stock of our health and make some resolutions for the new year. Gyms and fitness classes often fill up as people start new habits. If you're thinking about ways to improve your health in 2024, you might consider volunteering.
New year's resolution: Tips on how to finally quit smoking, vaping and menthol-flavored tobacco
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
This time of year, millions of people across New York state make resolutions to take on personal challenges, accomplish a significant goal or improve their life for the new year. This year, the American Lung Association in New York is encouraging everyone who smokes, vapes or uses other tobacco products to resolve to begin their quit journey in 2024.
How to get your Christmas tree home without it fa-la-la-lying off your car
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
Millions of Americans will flock to tree lots across the country in search of the perfect Christmas tree in coming weeks. While finding just the right one may seem like the hard part, getting it home safely is where the real challenge begins.
DEC announces availability of Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant funding
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 01:55 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for $976,622 in Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant funding to help rural fire departments protect public safety and natural resources. The application deadline is Nov. 15.
During Medicare open enrollment period, free NYS Medicare counseling program helps older adults make choices
Thu, Oct 12th 2023 07:50 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) reminds older New Yorkers that free and objective counseling is available to help Medicare beneficiaries navigate their options during the Medicare open enrollment period from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
Fall motorcycle safety tips for bikers and drivers
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 01:10 pm
This summer, motorcycle crashes have been reported across the region, including major cities like Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. Such tragedies have left many families and communities in mourning. As an advocate for traffic safety, AAA hopes to reduce crashes and keep the final weeks of motorcycle season safe for all roadway users.
Consumer alert: As extreme high temperatures continue NYS DCP offers tips to protect children & pets from heat stroke in hot cars
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 11:10 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is warning New Yorkers of the danger children and pets face when left in hot cars.
Welcome to Lewiston ... 'Lewiston Landing'
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 08:35 pm
The Upward Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for Dan Buttery, in celebration of the new "Lewiston Landing" sign he crafted and installed on North Water Street.
Tops raises over $321,000 in 30th year helping JDRF find a cure for Type 1 diabetes
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets once again partnered with JDRF as it embarked on a 53rd year to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The campaign, which began Sunday, March 5, and ran through Saturday, March 25, raised $321,000. This was the 30th year Tops has helped run the JDRF campaign at its stores.
3 steps to keep kidneys healthy
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 09:20 am
Chronic kidney disease is more common than people may realize. The organizers behind World Kidney Day indicate that roughly one in 10 people across the globe have CKD, which can develop at any age.
How to start a seniors' social club
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 09:20 am
Various changes are associated with aging, and these can be physical, mental and emotional. Though each person manages these changes in their own way, there's no denying that social interaction can benefit people from all walks of life as they navigate their golden years.
Protect yourself from bad tax preparers: Know your rights
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 09:05 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance encourages taxpayers to know their rights when hiring a tax preparer. New York state's consumer bill of rights regarding tax preparers establishes standards to help protect the public from dishonest tax preparers.
Red Cross honors local community heroes during Red Cross Month celebration in March
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:15 am
In a period of less than a year, the Western New York region has been rocked by a tragic, mass-casualty shooting; historic snowstorms; flooding in the Southern Tier; and hundreds of home fires that have displaced families and, in some instances, resulted in loss of life. In response to all of those events, Red Cross volunteers have been there to assist their neighbors in times of greatest need, just as they do every day in fulfilling the organization's mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in times of emergency.
NFMMC's black-tie gala, The Premier, returns
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:10 am
For the 18th time, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) will host its signature black-tie gala, The Premier, on April 29 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The annual event, which traditionally attracts over 900 guests from Western New York, raises funds for NFMMC and its services.
AHA: Reducing total calories may be more effective for weight loss than intermittent fasting
Thu, Jan 19th 2023 07:00 am
The frequency and size of meals was a stronger determinant of weight loss or gain than the time between first and last meal, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.
FASNY: Heat your home safely
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
This winter is projected to be a cold and bitter one in New York state, with many regions already experiencing record chills and snowfall. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) reminds New Yorkers to follow some essential safety tips when heating their homes this winter.
'Check It! Challenge' could lead to lower risk of heart disease and stroke
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
A program giving Western New Yorkers a chance to help control a silent killer is back.
Tips to introduce a new dog to your other dog
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
The value dogs bring to a home is undeniable. Dog owners and their families may welcome a new dog with open arms, because they recognize these pets provide unconditional love and can make their human companions smile no matter what else is going on in their lives. However, other dogs may be considerably less enthusiastic about rolling out the proverbial welcome mat to another furry member of the family.
4 quirks common to cats
Sun, Dec 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cat owners tend to be deeply devoted to their feline friends. Many factors inspire such devotion, not the least of which is the many quirky character traits cats possess.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP warns of dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards and strenuous activities in winter weather
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers of the dangers of fire hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning and performing strenuous outside activities in the upcoming cold weather.
Medical Center Auxiliary sets 'Lighting with Love' tree
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will once again place a "Lighting with Love" tree in the upper lobby of the hospital. Each ornament represents a gift in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one.
Christmas Baskets Program in Youngstown to benefit needy in River Region
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:45 am
While Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, planning for the Christmas season is already moving ahead in Youngstown.
17th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' will help feed food-insecure families this holiday season
Thu, Nov 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 17th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" will collect much-needed food items for Western New York families in need this holiday season. From 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, through 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 97 Rock's DJ Jickster will live on a FeedMore WNY trailer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital's parking lot located at 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville.
Daylight saving time ends: AAA advises drivers & pedestrians on safety as clocks turn back
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:40 am
With daylight saving time ending Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., Americans will "fall back" and set their clocks back one hour to standard time. While many motorists will enjoy an extra hour of sleep, they need to be aware of the time change and potential distractions to their normal routine. There are added dangers that can come as a result of a time change, especially behind the wheel.
DISH extends 'Hometown Heroes' campaign to champion 'Military Hero of the Year'
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 02:00 pm
DISH is accepting nominations for the "Hometown Heroes" campaign to honor veterans or active military members as the "Military Hero of the Year." Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 27. Five finalists and their stories will be selected for the public to vote on, and the "Military Hero of the Year" will be named on Jan. 13, 2023.
Team led by OPWDD Institute for Basic Research Scientist publishes findings on KBG syndrome
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities' (OPWDD) Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR) announced recently published findings from its study of the rare disease KBG syndrome.
New partnership with National Council on Aging brings UB's program on dangers of overmedication to national audience
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
The nation's oldest charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of older Americans has chosen the University at Buffalo as its partner in an effort to better protect older adults from preventable medical errors.
UB research provides guidance for teaching positive, helpful content sharing on social media
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Self-image goals are associated with and predict intentions to share self-promoting social media content, and there is some evidence suggesting that compassionate goals can generate helpful, prosocial content sharing on social media, according to the results of a new study from the University at Buffalo.
School's open, drive carefully - a lifesaving message for 76 years
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement and state leaders, kicked off the annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back in action, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. With many school districts facing bus driver shortages, all drivers are encouraged to be patient and use extra caution. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced student drivers returning to high school and college.
National Preparedness Month: Red Cross urges everyone to get ready now for emergencies
Tue, Aug 23rd 2022 09:35 am
People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Western New York chapter, urges everyone to get ready for these emergencies now.
Give blood or platelets for chance at year's supply of gas
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 09:55 am
Did you know about 62% of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood? But, only about 3% does. By making an appointment to help save lives with the American Red Cross in August, donors can pump up the blood supply and keep it from falling to shortage levels. Platelet donors are especially needed now.
 

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