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Niagara County legislator wants to create gun owner's rights advisory panel
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:30 pm
Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill said he has introduced a resolution to create a gun owner's rights advisory panel to help promote safe, legal gun ownership in Niagara County and work with gun owners to address issues they may have.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative & Niagara Falls National Heritage Area invite community to 'Walk With Us'
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:30 pm
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area are partnering together to host a 5K wellness walk at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 18. A press release stated, "This walk offers an opportunity for members of the community to restore the connection with nature and each other while improving their physical and mental health."
Ditch the drink for a greater chance to become tobacco-free
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:30 pm
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a national movement designed to reduce the stigma surrounding alcoholism and provide those struggling with useful resources and recovery tools.
Aquarium of Niagara to host celebration in honor of penguin chicks' first hatch day
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:20 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's youngest penguins are turning 1! Patrons can visit for a weekend of celebrations featuring these lively and playful birds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18.
In NBC Olympics first, Mike Tirico to host primetime show from outdoor studio overlooking picturesque Tokyo skyline
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:20 pm
It will be a summer of firsts for Mike Tirico and the NBC Olympics primetime show beginning in July in Tokyo.
Mick Jagger unveils surprise new song 'Eazy Sleazy' with Dave Grohl on YouTube
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:10 pm
Mick Jagger on Tuesday unveiled an exciting surprise for his fans worldwide in the form of the instant release of a track titled "Eazy Sleazy." The hard-rocking tune written by Jagger in lockdown features him on vocals and guitar in collaboration with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl providing his signature powerhouse drums, guitar and bass.
Maple Grove Cemetery meeting
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:10 pm
A Maple Grove Cemetery meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 3, at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road. Cold beverages will be provided.
Shea's Performing Arts Center to reopen in September
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:05 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center President Michael G. Murphy and Broadway partner-producer Albert Nocciolino - along with peer upstate theaters Proctors Collaborative in Schenectady, RBTL Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, Famous Artists at The Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, The Broadway Theatre League at the Forum in Binghamton and the Clemens Center in Elmira - announced new Broadway season dates today.
CAO Head Start programs celebrate 50th annual Week of the Young Child
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:05 pm
Community Action Organization of WNY's Head Start programs celebrate the 50th annual Week of the Young Child (WOYC) April 10-16 with an emphasis on the importance of early childhood education.
Global Citizen announces 'VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World,' hosted by Selena Gomez
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 12:15 pm
International advocacy organization Global Citizen announced "VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World," a global broadcast and streaming special that aims to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get the COVID-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere.
Niagara County Department of Health opens up vaccine appointments at Transit Drive-In
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 11:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health will holding its COVID-19 point-of-dispensing vaccine clinic this week at the Transit Drive-In in Lockport. New first-dose vaccine appointments for eligible individuals 18 years and older are now available as follows:
CDC & FDA put out joint statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine; NYS to pause J&J
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 11:20 am
On Tuesday, Centers for Disease Control Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat and Federal Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Director Dr. Peter Marks released the following statement on the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) coronavirus vaccine:
Grand Island: 5-day school resumes April 26 for elementary students
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 08:45 am
Grand Island's elementary school students head back to the classroom five days a week starting Monday, April 26.
COVID-19: Cuomo points out WNY for high positivity rate
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday singled out Western New York for its high rate of new coronavirus cases. As was often the case in 2020, this region is tops.
NCSO looking for Lily English
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:25 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is looking for 14-year-old Lily English.
COVID-19: Updated guidance for graduation & commencement ceremonies
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced new updated guidance for graduation and commencement ceremonies organized by schools, colleges and universities. Effective May 1, indoor and outdoor graduation and commencement ceremonies will be allowed with limited attendee capacity, depending on the event size and the location (e.g., stadium, arena, arts and entertainment venue).
93rd Oscars all-star cast revealed
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:10 pm
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the ensemble cast to present at the 93rd Oscars, which airs live on ABC, Sunday, April 25 (8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT).
New York state announces $210 million in food aid for April
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:10 pm
The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for April. Additionally, those households already near or at the maximum benefit level now will receive a supplemental payment of at least $95 per month for as long as the supplemental payments continue.
Higgins & Restaino push for expanded Amtrak service between Niagara Falls & Toronto
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino are calling for expansion of the Amtrak route between Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Toronto to be a priority as the federal government plans to make investments in rail. The American Jobs Plan, the infrastructure package announced by President Joe Biden on March 31, proposes an $80 billion investment to expand and improve Amtrak service.
'Tops Totes for Change' raises over $248,000 for charities - all while reducing carbon footprint
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:05 pm
Launched in September of 2019, "Tops Totes for Change" encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for $1.99, with $1 of the proceeds donated back to four local community organization.
NCCC Film & Animation Festival to offer free workshops
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:00 pm
Niagara County Community College's 2021 Film & Animation Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1. This year's festival is being held entirely online and features three Zoom workshops, led by industry professionals, which are free and open to the public. Sign up at www.bit.ly/ncccfilmfest. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 persons to register for each workshop.
Celebrating a centenarian in Lockport
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:00 pm
Good genes and a young mind are Naomi Dice's secret to longevity. The centenarian recently celebrated her milestone birthday at senior living community Heritage Manor of Lockport.
Goo Goo Dolls announce surprise extended-play 'EP 21'
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:30 pm
Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling band Goo Goo Dolls have announced a surprise extended-play titled "EP 21," arriving this Friday, April 16, via Warner Records. Produced by frontman John Rzeznik and recorded during the pandemic, the release features stripped-back versions of four fan-favorite tracks from the band's illustrious catalogue.
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters share 'What Drives Us'
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:30 pm
The Coda Collection has acquired global rights to the feature-length documentary film "What Drives Us," directed by Dave Grohl and produced by Foo Fighters.
'Diamonds in the Ruff' receives special treats
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:10 pm
During the month of March, the day-habilitation program at Intandem decided to make the days brighter for dogs and cats at Diamonds in the Ruff, a local not-for-profit animal foster program.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America to host brain health awareness webinar for New York veterans on May 4
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:10 pm
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is holding a free webinar for New York veterans and their families from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 4, to provide information about brain health, memory screenings and veterans benefits. Individuals can register for the free "Brain Health Awareness for Veterans" webinar at www.alzfdn.org/veterans.
Vaccinate Western New York regional hub issues a call for volunteers
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:10 pm
As more COVID-19 vaccine is beginning to arrive in WNY, volunteers are needed to assist with distribution efforts throughout the region. Vaccinate Western New York (VAXWNY), the local hub responsible to for ensuring the safe, efficient and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, is issuing a call for volunteers across all five WNY counties (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara) to help in this historic effort.
Arbor Capital Management donates Girl Scout cookies to local hometown heroes
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:05 pm
On April 9, Arbor Capital Management donated 500 packages of Girl Scout cookies to The Hometown Heroes Project through the Girl Scouts of Western New York. The cookies were delivered to local essential workers, first responders, and other hometown heroes to thank them for their tireless work in the community.
Historic Palace Theatre hosts 'Dazzling Through the Decades' gala event
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:50 pm
On May 1, the Historic Palace Theatre will host a grand reopening event, "Dazzling Through the Decades."
Obituary: Ricky D. Whitmire Sr.
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:50 pm
Ricky D. Whitmire Sr. of Grand Island passed away on April 10, 2021.
New York state to provide new separate allocation of 35,000 COVID-19 vaccines for college students
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced New York state will provide a new, separate allocation of 35,000 vaccines to address the college student population at SUNY schools and private colleges. This initial allocation will include 21,000 vaccines to be administered to SUNY students and 14,000 vaccines to be administered at private colleges. The vaccines will be administered to residential and non-commuter students who are leaving for the summer.
Great Place to Work and Fortune name Wegmans No. 4 on 2021 '100 Best Companies to Work For'
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:40 pm
Wegmans has been named one of the 2021 Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For," according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.
Roman Café fundraiser benefits Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 09:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas took as big a hit as any business or organization could have endured last year due to the pandemic. Many fundraising events that the business organization relies on were canceled.
Iconic Buffalo muralist brings new hope to Family Promise
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 07:00 am
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, is getting a facelift courtesy of Casey Milbrand, local Buffalo artist and muralist.
NYS updates in-person school guidelines
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 04:15 pm
On Friday, the New York State Department of Health updated its interim guidance for in-person instruction at pre-K to grade 12 schools during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Changes related to physical distancing and use of barriers. That document can be read HERE.
Town of Grand Island to be lead agency for Acquest project
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 07:00 am
The Town Board voted Monday night to be the lead agency for Acquest Development Co. in its quest to put a 1.1-million-square-foot distribution facility on Long Road at a site Amazon withdrew from last August.
Town of Grand Island OKs police reform plan, advisory board
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 07:00 am
The Town Board approved a Police Reform Action Plan for the Grand Island Police Department in a public hearing during its regular Monday night meeting.
Local chefs cook up Alzheimer's fundraiser
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 07:00 am
Food is universal and connects us to our most cherished moments. Whether it be a holiday meal, a celebratory dinner, an original recipe or a dish passed down through generations, food connects us to moments we never want to lose.
Fire-damaged Niagara Sailing Club is torn down
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 07:00 am
April 3 was another tough day for members of the Niagara Sailing Club.
Higgins announces federal help for struggling Western New York restaurants
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced new federal relief available to help restaurants struggling due to the pandemic. A $28.6 billion restaurant revitalization fund was included in the American Rescue Plan supported by Higgins.
 

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