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Niagara County Department of Health promotes upcoming #VaxToSchool clinics
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in Gov. Kathy Hochul's #VaxToSchool initiative at upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
Wilson Lions get spooky
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:50 pm
Wilson Lions Club held its annual pumpkin decorating contest on Saturday at the Wilson Community Library. Winners for this year's contest were: first place, Charlotte Tinder; second place, Rylee Faucett; and third place, Kenley Faucett.
October declared Disability Employment Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday issued a proclamation declaring October as Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection, Department of Health warn of text message phishing scam on vaccine verification
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and the New York State Department of Health warn New Yorkers of a text message phishing scheme targeting those attempting to validate vaccine status to try to steal personal information.
FASNY: Learn the sounds of fire safety
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 09:30 am
Do you know what a continuous set of three loud beeps from your fire alarm means? How about four? Knowing the difference between these sounds can save you, your home and your family. Instead of taking immediate action in an emergency situation, many people waste time trying to figure out what the sounds mean instead of calling for help. Time is a valuable asset during a crisis and can mean the difference between life and death.
Enter NFP's new pumpkin-carving contest
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 10:50 am
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or kookiest pumpkin designs can win you a great grandprize in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
11th annual Project H.O.P.E. gives Wheatfield family, community much-needed hand
Fri, Oct 1st 2021 10:00 am
Two weekends ago, a handful of volunteers joined the crews from Painters Plus to help out this year's winner of Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Paint Exteriors), an annual citywide contest that offers a free exterior home paint job to homeowners in need. Painter's Plus owner Jesse Gooch said this year's Project H.O.P.E., now in its 11th year, was perhaps its most unique yet.
Wegmans offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot by appointment only
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:10 pm
Wegmans Pharmacy locations are now offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible individuals by appointment only. The following groups are eligible to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series:
BBB scam alert: Receive a text with a surprise offer? Don't click that link!
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:15 pm
Everyone loves a deal - including scammers. Con artists often offer too good to be true discounts in the hope that price-conscious consumers will jump on these "deals" without doing their research. Recently, BBB Scam Tracker has seen numerous reports of scammers impersonating well-known companies and offering discounts, some of which are COVID-19 themed.
Hochul encourages college students & municipalities to educate themselves on campus fire safety
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday issued a proclamation declaring September as "Campus Fire Safety Month," which aims to educate the public about the dangers of campus-related housing fires across New York. With many of the state's colleges and universities beginning classes over the past two weeks, Hochul urged New Yorkers - especially students and renters - to take in their surroundings and evaluate their residences for fire safety measures.
Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's to take place at Artpark
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
The Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter planning to stage the annual Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, Oct. 2, in a familiar location: Artpark at 450 S. Fourth St., in Lewiston.
Emergency Physicians: Spotting warning signs of suicide can save a life
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:40 pm
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and the pandemic continues to impact everyone's mental health in different ways. Anyone can learn the warning signs of suicide risk and do their part to support those who may need help, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
Hochul announces designation of COVID-19 as airborne infectious disease under state's HERO Act
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:10 am
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the commissioner of health designated COVID-19 "a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health" under New York state's HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of an airborne infectious disease, helping to prevent workplace infections.
UB's Distinguished Speakers Series back in person for 2021-22
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 09:35 pm
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "The 1619 Project," and gold medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo's 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series, which will be back in person for its 35th season.
Red Cross: Help tackle need by giving blood or platelets
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 07:00 am
As fall approaches, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help end the ongoing critical need for blood and kick off the season with a blood or platelet donation. The Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to give now and help ensure lifesaving transfusions are on the sidelines for those who rely on them.
Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club to host Memorial Healing Field on 20th anniversary of 9/11
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:45 am
This year, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, The Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club will present a 9/11 Memorial Healing Field to honor and remember those who tragically lost their lives that day.
Hochul addresses New Yorkers
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 04:45 pm
On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered a virtual address to the people of New York.
NCCC kicks off inaugural esports season with launch party
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:45 pm
The esports industry is expected to pass the $1 billion mark by early 2022. Niagara County Community College will meet demand within the industry both on the creative side and on a competitive level for students. A newly renovated portion of NCCC's cafeteria has been reconstructed and redesigned as the new advanced computing lab, which will host computer programming courses as well as serve as a home base for NCCC's esports teams.
Hochul: 'I am prepared'
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 07:15 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul addressed New Yorkers on her transition to assume the governorship and the state's future.
Elected leaders excited for Kathy Hochul to take over as governor
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would resign from office, effective Aug. 24. One week earlier, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a report from appointed independent investigators- led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark - detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment by Cuomo. He has vigorously denied these allegations.
City of Niagara Falls Police Department enforcing aggressive driving campaign
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:15 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the Niagara Falls Police Department, in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police, will conduct an ongoing aggressive driving campaign in the City of Niagara Falls.
Protect your heart in the heat: Tips from the American Heart Association
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:10 pm
With extreme temperatures continuing today, be sure to protect your heart in the heat. With temperatures forecasted in the 90s, it's important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart.
Guest editorial: Summer an advantageous time to become tobacco-free
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 07:00 am
The new year is a popular time for tobacco users to become tobacco-free; however, calling the New York State Smokers' Quitline and changing behaviors can make summertime ideal for making a quit-attempt. Quit Coaches are available to assist New York state residents seven days a week at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) and encourage tobacco users to consider the summer months as an advantageous time to stay tobacco-free.
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.
Cuomo: Allocation of $15 million to promote vaccination in communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 pandemic
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the allocation of $15 million from the New York budget to promote vaccination in communities across the state that were hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. His team said, "The funds will be used to strengthen communication, expand public education and enhance ongoing outreach efforts throughout diverse communities."
Wheatfield to hold dedication for Veterans Memorial
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:00 am
Wheatfield Veterans Memorial Inc. invites all current and former military men and women, their families, and all Wheatfield residents to the dedication of the Wheatfield Veterans Memorial, located at the Wheatfield Town Hall Campus, 2800 Church Road. An event is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 (recognized as Purple Heart Observance Day in Niagara County). It is expected to last an hour and will feature:
Wet weather driving tips: AAA offers advice for safe driving in the rain
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Spring and summer showers may help flowers, but wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. AAA reminds motorists to never drive through standing water as the region is experiencing heavy rain this summer.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021 to serve Masten District
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:35 pm
On Saturday, July 17, the second annual Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) Buffalo begins, in partnership with KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, bringing together over 1,000 volunteers to serve 100 families in the Masten District with free home repairs.
New treatments could transform the way migraine headaches are treated
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 09:30 pm
An estimated 1 billion people worldwide suffer from migraine headaches, which can cause nausea, severe pain and sensitivity to light and sound. But despite the high incidence of the disorder, patients who have frequent headache and who typically take two medications - one for prevention and one for acute onset - often have to try several different medications before finding something that is effective.
Niagara University dedicates main classroom building to James V. Glynn
Sat, Jul 10th 2021 03:55 pm
Though the world knows James V. Glynn as the man behind the iconic Maid of the Mist attraction in Niagara Falls, around Monteagle Ridge he's known for something else: a lifetime of philanthropy and countless contributions to Niagara University students.
AirPower History Tour lands at Niagara Falls International Airport
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 07:00 am
The AirPower History Tour (part of the B-29/B-24 Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force) has touched down in Niagara Falls. It aims to give spectators the opportunity to experience the history and grandeur of some of the military's most historic aircraft up-close and personal.
Elected leaders voice support for AG James' settlement with Johnson & Johnson for role in opioid crisis
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 05:30 pm
After New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement this past weekend with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) that will deliver up to $230 million to the state - the largest monetary settlement ever secured by James - and bar the company and all of its subsidiaries, predecessors and successors from manufacturing or selling opioids anywhere in the nation, elected officials and community leaders came out and expressed their support for the agreement.
Donors urgently needed: Red Cross still facing severe blood shortage
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 05:30 pm
The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across the country. Donors of all blood types - especially type O and those giving platelets - are urged to make an appointment to give now and help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products over the Fourth of July holiday and beyond.
GardenFest in photos: Festivals make triumphant return
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 09:05 am
After a year without festivals, most concerts and large-scale events in general, the Lewiston Garden Club was the brave organization willing to take the first crack at staging a mass gathering in what we all hope is a post-coronavirus world. GardenFest returned to Center Street over the weekend, and drew attendees looking to bolster their gardens, plant flowers and admire the green thumb of residents who volunteered to show off their prized lawn configurations.
Nik Wallenda walks over D'Youville College campus
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
A couple days past the ninth anniversary of his walk across Niagara Falls, "King of the High Wire" Nik Wallenda took to the Western New York sky once more - this time to highlight a new medical resource for Buffalo residents.
Op-Ed: This Father's Day, become tobacco-free for your children
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York State Smokers' Quitline wishes all fathers a happy and healthy Father's Day, and reminds those who smoke about free resources for becoming tobacco-free. Free coaching and free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) medications with shipping are available by calling 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or by visiting nysmokefree.com.
UB providing dental care to WNY patients with disabilities through early July
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:25 pm
To deliver crucial dental treatment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, many of whom face immense barriers to oral health care, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has partnered with Arc of Genesee Orleans to provide care to patients with disabilities in Western New York throughout the summer.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces Art Festival, 2021 schedule of events
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts announced its 2021 schedule of events, which includes the return of the Lewiston Art Festival in August.
Tackling vaccine hesitancy in 15 languages
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:45 pm
In an effort to help explain how the COVID-19 vaccines were developed and how a vaccine works, the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the International Institute of Buffalo and the Erie County Department of Health collaborated on the creation of a downloadable infographic. The infographic is available in 15 languages, thanks to translation by the International Institute.
Resurgence in Youngstown
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 11:20 am
A new page is now turning for Youngstown.
 

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