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October is Car Care Month at AAA: Drivers urged to perform car maintenance before winter hits
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
October is Car Care Month at AAA Western and Central New York! As the weather cools, AAA reminds motorists that completing a seasonal vehicle checkup can maintain safety and maximize efficiency throughout the fall and winter. Unfortunately, AAA research has found that 35% of drivers have skipped needed car maintenance or repair, and 65% of drivers did not have their battery tested before finding it dead.
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.
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.
Niagara Falls Convention Center supports community
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 04:00 pm
Hosting a sold-out, weeklong convention at the Niagara Falls Convention Center (NFCC) requires a great deal of planning, and large quantities of food.
Peach Queen Jordan Brooks is a double-winner
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:15 pm
Jordan Brooks barely had time to process winning her first award Sunday night when her name was called as the next Niagara County Peach Queen.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra announces 2022 winter tour: 'The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - The Best of TSO & More'
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
Multi-Platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced the dates for its anticipated 2022 winter tour, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - the Best of TSO & More." After its first year off the road in more than two decades, TSO made a triumphant return to touring in 2021 with a 25th anniversary celebration of "Christmas Eve and Other Stories."
ECDOH: Until freezing weather arrives, fight mosquitoes one yard at a time
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:30 pm
As summer draws to a close, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents about ways to reduce mosquito populations in their neighborhood and how to prevent mosquito bites. The reason? West Nile virus, one of many arboviruses that can infect humans and cause serious disease, has been detected in mosquitoes collected in recent surveillance pool testing within Erie County.
NT: Public can celebrate everything dog at 'Dogs Are People, Too'
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:45 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec announced the "Dogs Are People, Too" event will return to Carruthers Park in North Tonawanda for the second year in a row.
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.
Community Missions launches 'Girls Circle' at Kenan Center
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 10:10 am
Community Missions has launched its "Girls Circle" at the Kenan Center, marking the girls empowerment program's first foray into eastern Niagara County. Sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the month of August.
Proper medication use can help tobacco users overcome nicotine addiction
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Smokers' Quitline reminds New York state residents that cigarettes and vape products are highly addictive. To overcome this addiction, the use of FDA-approved medications known as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help alleviate physical cravings as part of a tobacco-free journey. As is the case with all medications, NRT is most effective when used as directed.
Hochul signs legislation to strengthen housing affordability for seniors & families
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a legislative package aimed at expanding tax relief for New York homeowners, particularly those 60 and over. The package, which was signed alongside members of the State Legislature and advocates, is designed to help support homeowners - from first-time homebuyers to senior citizens - as inflation, rising costs and other factors drive a nationwide affordability crisis.
Walk for Kidney Health supports patient programs and education
Thu, Aug 4th 2022 10:45 am
The Walk for Kidney Health will return to the Buffalo Outer Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 21. The annual event is an opportunity for the community to show support for people with kidney disease, share health information and honor organ donors. The walk is this year's main fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Western New York.
Higgins joins families of Flight 3407 for plaque dedication at FAA headquarters
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday joined the families of Flight 3407 for events in Washington, D.C., marking the 12th anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2010. Higgins and the families met with House of Representatives Transportation Committee and Aviation Subcommittee staff members, and participated in a special plaque dedication at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) headquarters.
Village of Lewiston: Work on $1.8M DPW garage addition set to begin
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday gathered at the Department of Public Works to break ground on a $1.8 million expansion to the DPW headquarters.
Hochul: Child care desert grant awardees receive nearly $70 million in federal funding
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $70 million in grant funding has been awarded to newly licensed, registered or permitted child care programs in areas of the state without sufficient child care slots, known as child care deserts.
AHA: Study shows link between frequent naps and high blood pressure
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
Napping on a regular basis is associated with higher risks for high blood pressure and stroke, according to new research published Monday in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.
ConnectLife, Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co. host Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 07:00 am
The Kupiec family, along with ConnectLife and the Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co., will host a community blood drive honoring the memory of North Tonawanda native Brandon Kupiec. Brandon died unexpectedly in 2013 at age 20. His family holds this yearly event in his honor.
New legislation expands pedestrian & bicyclist safety
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 07:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.1078B/A.5084A) that requires new drivers to learn about pedestrian and bicyclist safety awareness as a component of the prelicensing exam and as a prerequisite for obtaining a license to operate a motor vehicle.
With developer eyeing mix of retail, restaurant & Airbnb, Frontier House renovation about to 'get more exciting for people'
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 07:00 am
Frontier House principals have cleared a major hurdle, and now have a plan in place to share the Village of Lewiston's "crown jewel" with residents and visitors.
Hochul announces launch of new COVID-19 treatment hotline by NYSDOH
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a new, free hotline for those who test positive for the coronavirus, but don't have a health care provider, as part of the administration's ongoing efforts to keep New Yorkers protected throughout the pandemic.
Barenaked Ladies visit Hibbard's, lend name to custard fundraiser
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 05:15 pm
It was three summers ago that Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard announced a partnership with acclaimed Toronto band The Barenaked Ladies. The end result was "Big Barenaked Bang," an original recipe made with ground coffee, chocolate coffee beans and semisweet chocolate bits.
American Red Cross calls for nominations to honor 'Real Heroes'
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 09:45 am
The Western New York Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting nominations through Saturday, July 30, for its fourth annual "Real Heroes of Western New York" event, sponsored by Calspan and corporate chairs John and Carolyn Yurtchuk. Local heroes across Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties will be honored at a special recognition event in October.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office deputies now carry EpiPens
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 09:15 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti, in partnership with the Niagara County Legislature, recently announced the acquisition and deployment of epinephrine auto-injector devices, also known as EpiPen. EpiPen is a life-saving medication used when someone is experiencing a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis.
Painters Plus: 11th annual Project H.O.P.E announced
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:25 pm
The owner of Painters Plus, Jesse Gooch, created Project H.O.P.E (Helping Others Paint Exteriors) in 2011 as a citywide campaign to help beautify exterior homes for people and families in need.
Lewiston Museum debuts new take on historic post office
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 08:10 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston has a brand-new exhibit at the Lewiston Museum - with a centerpiece thought to be lost to the village burning in December 1813.
Bowling fundraiser on June 12 to benefit 'Ride for Roswell'
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Team RPCS - Roswell Park Cessation Services - needed to be creative to raise funds toward the "Ride for Roswell" the past two years. With the COVID-19 pandemic lessening in severity, the small but mighty team will revive a successful event from 2019: the second annual Russell J. Salvatore Bowling Open.
Rock 'n' roll up your sleeve: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross
Mon, May 23rd 2022 11:30 am
Elvis Presley is known for being the first global rock 'n' roll icon. He was also a blood donor himself! While times have changed, the need for blood has not − donors can leave a lasting legacy themselves by making a lifesaving blood or platelet donation with the American Red Cross.
Can You Help: Fundraiser for Mason FOREVER Foundation
Mon, May 16th 2022 01:45 pm
My name is Lucia Sanchez. I am a senior at Lewiston-Porter High School and captain of the girls varsity lacrosse team. The girls lacrosse team is proud to be organizing a 5K race to support the Mason FOREVER Foundation. The event is scheduled for June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Artpark State Park.
Blood donations needed ahead of summer
Mon, May 9th 2022 11:25 am
When schools let out for summer and families set off on vacation, the American Red Cross typically sees a decline in donors, which can impact patient care. It's critically important that donors make an appointment to give now before heading out for summer activities to help maintain a stable blood supply in the coming months.
FeedMore WNY receives $50,000 from Morgan Stanley Foundation to help food pantries offer more elements of choice
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:25 am
FeedMore WNY received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to provide Western New York families in need the ability to choose from available foods or food boxes at partner food pantries. The funds provided an opportunity for 12 area food pantries in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties to reintroduce elements of choice at distributions, while still maintaining safety protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Appeal 2022 'HOPE Day' is Wednesday, May 11
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:30 am
"HOPE Day," the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal, is set for Wednesday, May 11, across Western New York. The first $75,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous, in the ongoing effort to reach 2022's $9.5 million goal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the "Fund for the Faith." Appeal 2022 has currently raised $7,759,477, or 81% of its goal to date.
The Tool Library announces spring 2022 service days
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:55 am
The Tool Library announced it will be putting its tools and volunteers to work with a new calendar of community service events, on April 23 and 30 and May 7, 14, 21 and 28. Organizers said, "Each of the six service events provide an opportunity to beautify, strengthen and contribute to the WNY community through direct, hands-on action."
Niagara County celebrates Earth Day by announcing expanded household hazardous waste program
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:00 am
In honor of the worldwide celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Niagara County announced it is expanding its household hazardous waste (HHW) program for the coming year, hosting four recycling events in addition to offering a self-haul voucher program.
Independent Health & Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge to offer Western New Yorkers new ways to get healthy & win big
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:50 am
The Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge is back! The 15th round of the fun and popular community initiative is set to kick off on April 25 and run through June 5.
'Great Battery Roundup': AAA uses Earth Day to collect batteries, help environment & charities
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 02:35 pm
Held in conjunction with Earth Day, the AAA "Great Battery Roundup" is designed to encourage motorists to take old automotive or marine lead-acid batteries to a local collection point where they can be safely recycled and formed into new batteries. AAA Western and Central New York is pleased to participate with a convenient program again this year.
National Volunteer Week: American Red Cross recognizes 'crucial support' of its volunteers
Sat, Apr 16th 2022 01:10 pm
National Volunteer Week is April 17-23, and the American Red Cross of Western New York honors the work of its volunteers who give their time to help people in need.
American Red Cross: Give blood during National Minority Health Month
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:10 am
April is National Minority Health Month - a time to raise awareness about health disparities that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority populations. The American Red Cross is reminding blood and platelet donors it's critically important to maintain a stable blood supply this spring to support those with chronic illnesses and other blood needs in the U.S.
To boost or not to boost? UB's Russo discusses what new FDA guidelines mean
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:25 am
The FDA's approval last week of a fourth COVID-19 shot is injecting additional questions into the conversation over who should get which booster and when.
File your tax return simply, quickly, and for free with these tips
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 02:55 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds taxpayers that its website, www.tax.ny.gov, can help make filing personal income tax returns simple, fast and free.
 

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