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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.
Cuomo encourages all eligible New Yorkers to register to vote
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the following announcement on Tuesday (National Voter Registration Day):
Cuomo: New York state will honor life & legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced New York state will honor the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn - her birthplace. The governor will appoint a commission to select an artist and undergo a location selection process.
Old Fort Niagara, HAL, Artpark team to showcase Le Magazin Royal
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:35 pm
In 1720 - 300 years ago - French diplomat, trader and military officer Louis Thomas Chabert de Joncaire established Le Magazin Royal, a trading post at the Lower Landing of the Niagara, where Artpark State Park stands today.
CAO urging WNYers to participate in 2020 census with 'Help Us Help You: Count Yourself Campaign'
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:50 pm
The Community Action Organization of Western New York (CAO) is working hard to increase 2020 U.S. participation across Western New York by launching the "Help Us Help You: Count Yourself" campaign.
VIDEO, PICS: Hochul joins Village of Lewiston to cut ribbon on new waterfront
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 06:40 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Village of Lewiston officials in officially opening the new, multimillion-dollar waterfront on Wednesday. Improvements at the popular Lewiston Landing include new shoreline stabilization measures to protect the area from future flooding and the installation of new floating docks, a new pathway with railings, improved lighting and power stations.
Governor warns of spike in motorcycle fatalities
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned of a spike in motorcycle fatalities as reported by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and urged drivers and motorcyclists to use caution as the busy holiday travel begins.
ABC commemorates Patriot Day with 9/11 Memorial Museum dedication special
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:00 pm
ABC announced "9/11 Remembered: The Day We Came Together," a dedication special filmed at the 2014 opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City, airing Friday, Sept. 11 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The special will be made available the following day on demand and on Hulu.
Cuomo kicks off 2020 virtual Great New York State Fair special events & activities
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced a full slate of virtual Great New York State Fair special events and activities allowing New Yorkers to safely enjoy the fair until its return in 2021.
Lewiston No. 1 awards TV
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 culminated its yearly fundraiser mailing with a drawing for a large-screen smart TV. This year's winners were Arlene and Nick Sliz of Lewiston.
NYS crackdown on impaired driving
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced New York State Police and law enforcement agencies statewide will be ramping up enforcement of impaired driving from Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. The STOP-DWI "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign is designed to reduce alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes.
Artpark announces launch of 'Cover The Water' by The Holladay Brothers
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 05:05 pm
Artpark & Company announces "Cover The Water," a new site-specific composition by acclaimed multimedia artists and composers The Holladay Brothers. Visitors are able to experience the work while at Artpark via free mobile app available now for download for Apple and coming soon for Google Play/Android devices.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper transforms 'Shoreline Sweep' into summer-long, socially distant cleanup event with Labatt USA
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 04:15 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper's annual "Shoreline Sweep" has been transformed from a single-day cleanup in the spring to a season-long cleanup across Western New York.
Niagara Falls intersection dedicated to late local musician John 'Spider' Martin
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 06:55 pm
On Friday, the City of Niagara Falls commemorated the life and career of a local jazz and R&B musician, John "Spider" Martin, by designating the corner of Ontario Avenue and Main Street with the honorary name of "John 'Spider' Martin Way."
Strawberry Moon Festival: Artpark dedicates Native American Peace Garden
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 05:25 pm
Artpark & Company welcomed members of the local and Western New York Native American communities to Lewiston for a ceremony celebrating the official opening of the Peace Garden.
Summer returns to Artpark
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 08:35 am
Artpark was alive with artistic activity Sunday, as patrons took part in a live concert by Svetlana & The New York Collective, a drum circle with Stephen Bell, and "The Art of Walking" tour.
Town of Niagara historian, Lions Club work to honor a local civil war veteran
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club recently completed the restoration and renovation of African American Civil War veteran Private George Martin's head stone at the Witmer Cemetery.
Live music returns to Artpark
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 10:10 am
Artpark is churning with activity and fresh initiatives that will allow visitors to interact with the public park in new ways. In the face of multiple concert cancellations and postponements, Artpark & Company has been actively developing new and adapted programs designed to bring the community both relief and inspiration, all while practicing social distancing and all COVID-19-related precautions to keep visitors safe at all times.
New York Sea Grant equips 'for-hire' boating industry to encourage clean & safe practices during COVID-19
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:15 pm
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is providing New York state's freshwater marine industry for-hire boating sector with a series of six decals to encourage public compliance with boating-specific COVID-19 safety precautions. The outreach is part of the 2020 edition of NYSG's nationally recognized "Discover Clean and Safe Boating" campaign.
VIDEO: Niagara County tourism is OPEN!
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 09:05 am
The 2020 summer tourism season has begun in Niagara County, with Western New York now into phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process.
Lion on the move: Roary the Lion heads to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:45 pm
This past week, 4-year-old African lion Roary made his way from the Buffalo Zoo to his new home at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio.
Solo Roths, 'Bridges' team working on Artpark's second painted parking lot
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 10:15 am
Artpark & Company drew rave reviews when, in 2017, Director of Visual Arts & Family Programs Tanis Winslow and a team of artists recreated "Niagara 1979" - the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Niagara County tourism entities await word on when, how they can reopen
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 03:40 pm
As Niagara County prepares for phase three of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process, answers, dates and procedures have been given for a number of items. The reemergence of one significant sector, however, is still unknown: Tourism.
Lewiston Farmers Market makes 2020 debut
Tue, Jun 9th 2020 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds opened her Lewiston Farmers Market on Saturday. Throngs of people came out - wearing masks and socially distancing, of course - to patronize local farmers and small businesses.
Houses of worship can reopen
Sat, Jun 6th 2020 12:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced houses of worship - churches, mosques and synagogues - can reopen to 25% capacity in phase two regions. Previously, the governor said these institutions couldn't reopen until phase four of his "New York Forward" reopening plan.
Farmers Market to open in Lewiston
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:00 am
Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting is bringing her Farmers Market back for a third summer, starting up again on Saturday, June 6.
Memorial Day observed in Lewiston
Mon, May 25th 2020 12:25 pm
A pandemic wasn't going to stop Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 from paying tribute to those who gave their lives defending this country.
Enjoy our full newspapers online
Fri, May 22nd 2020 11:40 am
As readers continue to be safe at home, and most businesses remain temporarily closed, we're offering our newspapers online. As in, the full editions. For free. Enjoy (and support our advertisers)!
With hospital visitation on hold, Mount St. Mary's answers a need
Fri, May 15th 2020 10:30 am
Though hospital visitation remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has implemented a program to comfort patients and their friends and families. "Gifts of Cheer" is the new initiative, created by the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation following a request from the friend of a patient in the hospital.
 

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