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Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers fire safety tips during Fire Prevention Month
Tue, Oct 17th 2023 05:00 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing New Yorkers with fire safety tips. October is Fire Prevention Month, which is a good time for New Yorkers to review and practice fire safety as the coming winter months are the peak time for fire-related incidents.
'If you build it, they will come': Inclusive playground under construction in Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 10:55 am
As goes the often-misquoted famous line from the movie, "Field of Dreams," the Town of Wheatfield is counting on the belief that "If you build it, they will come."
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds domestic violence survivors & advocates of consumer protections available in New York
Tue, Oct 10th 2023 01:10 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection and address confidentiality program is reminding domestic violence survivors, victims and advocates of consumer protections available in the New York marketplace.
UBMD Internal Medicine launches Western New York's first long COVID center
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:40 pm
UBMD Internal Medicine has opened Western New York's first long COVID center. Funded by a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation with support from the University at Buffalo, the center is accepting all patients, whether they have insurance or not.
National Fuel bill programs help customers plan ahead
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 01:40 pm
Winter weather can be unpredictable, but heating bills don't have to be. Through the National Fuel budget plan, customers can better manage winter heating costs by spreading bills out evenly throughout the year.
AAA, Chicco USA stress importance of car seat & passenger restraint during Baby Safety Month
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:45 pm
New analysis from AAA, which examined five years of crash data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, points to the lack of proper child restraint use among children injured or killed in car crashes.
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.
Guardsmen based in Niagara Falls, around NYS, head to South African competition
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 10:20 am
Fifteen New York National Guard soldiers and airmen are headed to the Republic of South Africa on Friday, Sept. 8, to compete in the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips for keeping babies safe
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:50 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing baby-proof safety measures and tips to help prevent some of the biggest dangers for babies.
'School's Open, Drive Carefully': A life-saving message for 77 years
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 08:00 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement, has kicked off its annual "School's Open, Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back on the roads, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced students drivers returning to high school and college.
Tobacco companies required to post signs on health risks of smoking by Sept. 30
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:15 pm
A statement on behalf of CAI and the New York State Department of Health Tobacco Control Program's "Advancing Tobacco Free Communities" and Center for Health Systems Improvement:
Buffalo Zoo: Lion cubs make debut
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:15 am
The Buffalo Zoo on Thursday announced the four lion cubs born June 2-3 are ready to make their public debut.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips to protect older adults from consumer fraud scams
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 12:00 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is offering guidance to help prevent and protect seniors from consumer fraud and scammers in advance of National Senior Citizens Day on Aug. 21.
New therapeutic targets for endometriosis could be on the horizon
Wed, Aug 9th 2023 05:35 pm
New research on the connection between endometrial lesions and pain in endometriosis could lead to new therapies for this chronic, painful and poorly understood condition that affects 5% to 10% of women worldwide and costs an estimated $69 billion in medical and surgical expenses. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to uterine tissue develops and grows outside of the uterus, causing chronic pain that can be severe.
Island weaver reflects on a lifetime at the loom
Sat, Aug 5th 2023 07:00 am
When Lenore Tetkowski was a college student in New Jersey, she discovered weaving, a craft that she has loved for a lifetime.
Hochul announces New York State Parks centennial celebration
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday previewed a year-long celebration of the centennial anniversary of the founding of New York's statewide park and historic site system to take place in 2024. Her team said, "The celebration will both highlight and build upon one of New York state's greatest environmental legacies.
Heart, Love & Soul to host 18th annual recognition dinner
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 07:00 am
Heart, Love & Soul (HLS) will hold its 18th annual recognition dinner at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University.
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.
Niagara County Office for the Aging distributing farmers market coupons
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 09:20 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging has begun distributing farmers market coupon booklets at sites throughout Niagara County.
ConnectLife, Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. play host to Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 05:35 pm
The Kupiec family, along with ConnectLife and the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will host a community blood drive honoring the memory of North Tonawanda native Brandon Kupiec. Brandon died unexpectedly in 2013, at the young age of 20. His family holds this yearly event in his honor.
A new mission for St. Stephen's 'Old Church'
Sat, Jul 8th 2023 07:00 am
Work is underway to transform the historic St. Stephen's "Old Church" building into its eventual role as the Grand Island cultural center.
Sal Maglie Stadium: Niagara Falls rededicates historic Hyde Park venue
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 11:00 am
A landmark ballpark with a long and storied history has been rededicated as a tribute to Niagara Falls native and former major league pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie.
AAA: Simple steps to swimming safety
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm
Summer is in full swing, and Independence Day weekend is going to be full of pool parties and beach getaways. Unfortunately, every year in the United States, there are an estimated 4,000 unintentional drownings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Niagara Falls City Market unveils 'exciting season' with new vendors, special events, extended hours, enhanced safety measures, abundant local produce
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 03:00 pm
The Niagara Falls City Market, a destination for fresh, local produce, and a hub for community gathering, is thrilled to announce the upcoming season, set to be its most vibrant and eventful yet.
Lewiston GardenFest in photos
Mon, Jun 19th 2023 10:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club hosted its annual GardenFest over the weekend, welcoming plant and gardening enthusiasts from across Western New York for two days of displays, tips, talks and seasonal surprises.
PHOTOS: Artpark & Company honors Indigenous culture at Strawberry Moon Festival
Sun, Jun 18th 2023 02:40 pm
Artpark & Company honored this nation's first settlers on Saturday as part of its annual Strawberry Moon Festival. Programming at the Lewiston state park was designed to encourage unity across all communities, while spotlighting the significant contributions the Native American people have made to the River Region.
Heart, Love & Soul opens new community garden
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 10:05 am
Heart, Love & Soul in Niagara Falls marked 40 years of serving those in need with a grand-opening of its new community garden and mural on June 8.
Niagara County Legislator Elder announces Juneteenth festivities
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
Niagara County Legislator Jeffrey Elder today announced the schedule of events for celebrating Juneteenth in the City of Niagara Falls on Monday, June 19. Elder is co-chairing the Juneteenth organizing committee.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers guidance to raise awareness & protect against elder abuse
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:05 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is offering guidance to help prevent and protect seniors from elder abuse.
'Nation of Lifesavers' to turn bystanders into lifesavers through nationwide CPR & AED awareness, education
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:20 pm
During National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), the American Heart Association is challenging everyone to join the "Nation of Lifesavers" and commit to make CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) awareness and education a permanent fixture in all communities across the country.
Higgins presents 30-plus military service medals & ribbons earned by 7 local veterans
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 10:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently honored seven Western New York veterans during a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. Combined, the veterans - Frank Ivancic; the Obe family - Michael, Stanley and Steven; Gwen Hawkins-Rutledge; Thomas Schroeder- and Raymond Vargo - earned more than 30 military medals and ribbons for service to this nation.
Memorial Day parade returns after 3 years away
Mon, May 29th 2023 01:00 pm
Following three years of pandemic-related cancellations, the Lewiston Memorial Day parade returned Monday.
Lewiston's founding families recognized on Memorial Day weekend
Sun, May 28th 2023 02:40 pm
A ceremony was held Sunday at Lewiston Village Cemetery, amid a new section of the site that acknowledges some of the area's original residents.
NYSDEC highlights World Turtle Day, urges drivers to 'give turtles a brake'
Mon, May 22nd 2023 04:05 pm
In recognition of World Turtle Day (Tuesday, May 23, 2023) New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded New Yorkers that turtles are nesting in May and June. He asked motorists to "give turtles a brake." In New York, thousands of turtles are killed each year by unsuspecting drivers when turtles cross roads to find nesting areas.
FASNY offers lifesaving BBQ and grilling tips for warmer months
Mon, May 22nd 2023 01:35 pm
As New Yorkers gear up to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, many will be turning on their grills for the first time this season. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recommends that all New Yorkers follow some basic rules and tips to avoid accidents and injuries. We also urge everyone to never hesitate to call for help when needed.
Attorney general, DOH commissioner issue alert on health insurance renewal scams
Fri, May 12th 2023 04:50 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James and Acting Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald warned New Yorkers about a new scam targeting New Yorkers enrolled in public health insurance programs and provided important tips to protect consumers.
HART offers Hands-Only CPR class presented by American Heart Association
Fri, May 12th 2023 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team will offer a Hands-Only CPR class, presented by the American Heart Association, on Thursday, May 18, at HART, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Former NASA executive, Canadian health care leader, NU alumnus who survived imprisonment in Syria to speak at Niagara University commencement
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Gregory Robinson, the former director of the James Webb Space Telescope Program at NASA, and Niagara University alumnus Sam Goodwin, who spent nine weeks imprisoned in Syria, will address graduates at Niagara University's 2023 commencement ceremonies on May 11 and 13 at the outdoor amphitheater at Artpark in Lewiston. On May 18, Altaf Stationwala, president/CEO at Mackenzie Health, will provide the commencement address for NU's Ontario graduates, who will celebrate at a ceremony at the Meridian Centre.
Gray Line aims to bring amphibious tour to Lewiston
Fri, May 5th 2023 11:00 am
A regional tourism company is looking to add a new attraction along the Niagara River. Gray Line Niagara Falls/Buffalo has presented the Village of Lewiston with a proposal for amphibious tours.
Fall off in donations, increased demand challenge pantry program at Community Missions
Fri, May 5th 2023 10:30 am
The soaring cost of food, combined with a seasonal decline in donations, is challenging efforts by Community Missions of Niagara Frontier to provide critically needed support to those who need it most.
 

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