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Ten Lives Club puts on photo shoot for cats to make them feel like celebrities
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Ten Lives Club, a nonprofit no-kill cat rescue in Western New York, is on a mission to make their rescue cats feel like celebrities. With the help of Moto Pet Photo, the cats were put in hats and really gave it their all strutting their stuff on the catwalk during a special photography session at the shelter.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative launching 'Community Currency Program'
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:45 pm
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) is set to launch "Niagara Falls Community Currency" on Feb. 25. The new program is an organized exchange system where members earn time for time spent helping other members in the community. Members can exchange hours of service they want or need with the time, or hours they have earned.
NYPA offers stem education, clean energy workplace skills through new P-TECH collaboration with high schools, colleges
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 02:30 pm
The New York Power Authority announced it has joined a collaboration with the nationally respected Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools program, known as P-TECH, to offer high school students workplace skills, training and the educational credentials they need to land competitive jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
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.
Cuomo: Nursing home visitations to resume
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the New York State Department of Health will allow visitation of residents in nursing home facilities in accordance with CMS and CDC guidelines. The Department of Health recommends visitors take a rapid test before entry into the facility, and DOH will provide rapid tests to nursing homes at no cost.
Cuomo announces $4 million to help New York farms address impacts of climate change
Wed, Feb 17th 2021 02:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced $4 million is being awarded through the Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program to help 80 farms across the state reduce their environmental footprints and prepare for extreme weather events resulting from climate change. His team said the projects selected will reduce greenhouse gases by an estimated 90,000 metric tons of CO2 per year, or as much as eliminating nearly 20,000 cars from the road.
Modified Relay For Life tentatively scheduled
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:40 pm
The 2021 version of Relay For Life, tentatively scheduled for June 4, is expected to look far different from previous versions of the event, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are hoping for an in-person event, but it is doubtful that can happen because of New York State protocols, American Cancer Society protocols, and people's comfort levels," said Lynn Marston Dingey, one of three co-chairs of Relay For Life.
Setting sites on Grand Island heroes
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:00 pm
Private First Class Charles N. DeGlopper was a 22-year-old United States Army soldier fighting for his country on June 9, 1944, during the Battle of Normandy campaign in World War II when he was compelled to make a split-second decision that ultimately cost him his life as he was killed in action protecting his fellow soldiers.
FeedMore WNY urges community to help 'Check Out Hunger'
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 04:50 pm
Western New Yorkers will be able to help feed their hungry neighbors while shopping for groceries at area retailers now and into the coming months. Dash's Market, Lexington Cooperative Market, The Market in the Square, Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans Food Markets will be holding their annual "Check Out Hunger" campaigns to support FeedMore WNY's programs and services.
Buffalo City Mission: $500,000 commitment from KeyBank & First Niagara Foundation
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:30 am
The Buffalo City Mission on Wednesday announced a $500,000 financial commitment from KeyBank and its partner, First Niagara Foundation.
Michael William Fisher installed as 15th bishop of Buffalo Diocese
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:20 pm
The Most Rev. Michael William Fisher was installed as the 15th bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo on Friday. The diocese said it was "a ceremony rich in the church's ancient and sacred ritual, but substantially scaled-down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic threat."
NFL PLAY 60's exercise library keeps kids active as COVID-19 cases continue to spike
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 12:40 pm
Today, the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League, in collaboration with the Buffalo Bills, debuted the first NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily physical activity.
SBA, Treasury: PPP reopening; new guidance issued
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 01:30 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will reopen the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.
Niagara County Department of Health prioritizing mass vaccination clinics to increase access to COVID-19 vaccine
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 10:50 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) announced the start of point-of-dispensing (POD) operations to provide COVID-19 vaccination to eligible persons as defined by New York state.
Higgins: Grant opportunity for local fire departments
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 01:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period is now open. He invited local fire departments to apply before the deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12.
Buying home equipment, or joining a gym this new year? Check BBB first
Fri, Jan 1st 2021 07:00 am
As the pandemic continues and we welcome the new year, many people are thinking now is the time to work on getting into shape.
Cuomo announces completion of 750-mile Empire State Trail
Wed, Dec 30th 2020 06:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced completion of the Empire State Trail, now the nation's longest multiuse state trail, which will be fully open on Dec. 31.
Making spirits bright: Pictures of holiday happenings, homes
Thu, Dec 24th 2020 07:00 am
Happy holidays!
First Night Buffalo announces virtual entertainment lineup; family party packs now available at Tops Friendly Markets
Thu, Dec 17th 2020 08:40 pm
The 32nd annual First Night Buffalo, sponsored by the Independent Health Foundation, in partnership with The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, will be celebrated virtually for everyone looking forward to the promise of the new year in 2021.
American Heart Association warns of snow shoveling health hazards
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 11:45 am
The American Heart Association says that, for most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the association warns the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, as the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart.
Operation Christmas Child celebrates millions of gift-filled shoeboxes amidst a pandemic year
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 02:50 pm
Despite a global pandemic, millions of shoebox gifts for the Samaritan's Purse project Operation Christmas Child were collected the week before Thanksgiving following a curbside drop-off model at more than 4,000 locations nationwide.
Buffalo Zoo gorilla Amari off to start a family of her own
Thu, Dec 10th 2020 08:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has teamed up with Zoo Atlanta (Georgia) and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (Ohio) to form a new gorilla troop located at Zoo Atlanta. Amari, the 10-year western lowland gorilla, born at the Buffalo Zoo in 2010, recently traveled with the Zoo Atlanta animal care team from Buffalo to Atlanta.
Niagara County Health Department offers 'key actions to take if you test positive for COVID-19'
Mon, Nov 30th 2020 07:55 pm
As cases continue to rise in Niagara County and surrounding areas, the Niagara County Department of Health is asking the community to remain vigilant and play an important part in reducing community transmission of COVID- 19 if testing positive.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Real or artificial? This year, more than ever, Americans are likely eager to bring some holiday cheer to their lives. This could mean shopping (and doing so early) for a real Christmas tree. If it isn't properly secured on a vehicle, the tree can become a dangerous projectile, endangering others on the road. Research from AAA finds road debris caused more than 200,000 crashes during a four-year period, resulting in approximately 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths.
Amid pandemic, M&T Bank's 'Gift of Warmth' campaign takes on added urgency
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
M&T Bank announced its "Gift of Warmth" campaign, the region's longest-running warm clothing collection program, is open and running through Jan. 8, 2021. At all of M&T's 64 area branches, Western New Yorkers can donate new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and coats for local children and adults.
Fireproof your holiday feasts
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 11:10 am
Food is a big part of holiday fun, but festivities can take your attention away from cooking and lead to fires.
American Medical Response offers safety precautions for holiday gatherings
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:05 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has left people feeling overwhelmed and isolated, and while the holidays present an opportunity to gather together with friends and family to celebrate, American Medical Response (AMR) is encouraging Buffalo residents to reconsider their holiday plans.
Curtain rises on Buffalo's presidential history
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:10 am
Buffalo's rich and detailed presidential and political history is now on display at the Buffalo Presidential Center, which on Monday unveiled its new, permanent, 1,700-square-foot space at the Downtown Central Library in Buffalo. Until now, the center has operated without a permanent home space and has relied on the collaboration and generosity of other local and regional organizations for a place to gather audiences, share information, and display selections from an extensive collection of more than 10,000 political artifacts.
Ribbon cut at Buffalo Black Achievers Museum
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:20 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the ribbon-cutting for the Buffalo Black Achievers Museum. Located on Jefferson Avenue on the city's East Side, the museum will provide a permanent home for exhibitions and archival resources designed to enlighten, educate, motivate and inspire visitors with its focus on notable African Americans - both past and present - who built Buffalo and are planning the city's future.
AAA advises drivers & pedestrians on safety as clocks turn back
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:35 am
Are you struggling with dark mornings? It's about to change. With daylight saving time ending Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 a.m., Americans will "fall back" and set their clocks back one hour to standard time.
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection offers fire safety tips in Fire Prevention Month
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP), in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC), advises New Yorkers to "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen" during Fire Prevention Month.
Heart, Love & Soul opens one-stop services center for homeless
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:25 am
On Wednesday, local officials were on hand as Heart, Love & Soul food pantry cut the ribbon on the newly constructed Sr. Beth Brosmer Center. The center will house its new Daybreak program - a collaboratively designed one-stop program involving more than 30 partner agencies. The organization says the Daybreak program will increase access to services and offer additional support for people experiencing homelessness.
Cuomo announces program to extend fishing season, improve renowned angling experience in Western New York
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the start of a new pilot program, as part of the "Reimagine the Canals" initiative that uses water from the Erie Canal to enhance already renowned fishing opportunities in Western New York.
Buffalo History Museum: New exhibition celebrates 50 years of art conservation & collaboration
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 11:05 am
The Buffalo History Museum has opened a new exhibit in collaboration with Buffalo State College's Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department. The exhibition, "Fifty Years of Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Art in Western New York," displays many of the museum's objects that have undergone conservation treatment. The exhibit is part of a broader community celebration for the 50th year of the conservation program.
Cuomo: COVID-19 rapid testing to be made available for every county in New York
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 04:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced COVID-19 rapid result testing will be made available to every county in New York.
Operation Christmas Child aims to reach millions of children with hope this year
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 05:50 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause fear and uncertainty, Samaritan's Purse is calling on churches and families to pack more shoebox gifts than ever before for Operation Christmas Child - making sure millions of children experience the "Good News" and great joy of the holiday. Samaritan's Purse is committed to its mission of reaching millions of children across the globe with hope.
Govs. Cuomo & Murphy launch exposure notification apps to help stop spread of COVID-19
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday announced the launch of COVID-19 exposure notification mobile apps in their respective states that will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a COVID exposure. The apps, "COVID Alert NY" and "COVID Alert NJ," notify users of potential COVID-19 exposure while maintaining user privacy and security.
Going purple for domestic violence awareness
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
They've been isolated and living in fear for months, or even years. We don't always see the signs. Nationwide, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), and many more experience other forms of domestic violence.
How-to expertise, guidebook, virtual site visits, contractor list available to address NY's Great Lakes shoreline erosion this fall
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:30 pm
The fall season is an ideal time to evaluate shoreline properties along New York's Great Lakes for areas impacted by the natural dynamic action of the Lakes. New York Sea Grant is providing property owners with virtually available resources and assistance that include:
Salvation Army Empire State Division sets out to 'Rescue Christmas' due to immense impact of COVID-19
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 01:05 pm
For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early across the country in order to rescue Christmas. The funds raised through the organization's iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 while requests for services are at an all-time high.
 

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