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Lewiston Love(s) chicks
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:10 am
After a week of frolicking in the window of Lewiston Love, at 478 Center St., 12 baby chicks were transported to their new home at Humble Homestead, 785 Lockport St., Youngstown.
OFN: Patriots' Day highlights 'Revolutionary New York'
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:10 am
Many Americans are familiar with the events of April 1775 in the Massachusetts villages of Lexington and Concord. It was then that British soldiers and Massachusetts militia clashed and began the American War for Independence.
Niagara County officials remind community April is Donate Life Month
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:10 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Rebecca Wydysh and Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski remind the public April is celebrated as national Donate Life Month. Residents are asked to consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors, and to honor those who have saved lives through the gift of a donation.
Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest announce return of 'Live's Top Teacher Search'
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:05 am
Earlier this week on "Live with Kelly and Ryan," hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest announced the return of one of the show's most popular and meaningful initiatives: "Live's Top Teacher Search." The show will honor outstanding educators the week of May 3-7, during "Live's Top Teacher Week," and in celebration of the national "Teacher Appreciation Week."
ASI Awards $122,500 to 46 WNY arts projects
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:05 am
Arts Services Inc. will award $122,500 in New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) decentralization grants to artists and arts organizations for the production of 46 arts projects in Erie and Niagara counties in 2021.
Statewide distracted driving enforcement & education campaign
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 08:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York State Police and local law enforcement will participate in the national "U Drive. U Text. U Pay." mobilization to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
Higgins announces opening of grant program for museums, performing arts & live venues
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced help is available for arts, museums and performance venues that had to close their doors or saw drastically reduced business due to the pandemic. Over $16 billion was provided through legislation supported by Higgins for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.
COVID-19: 'South African variant' detected in Erie County samples
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 08:50 am
The Erie County Department of Health has learned two COVID-19 samples from residents were identified as containing the COVID-19 B.1.351 "South Africa variant of concern."
Statement from Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on passing of former Chairman Wm. Keith McNall
Thu, Apr 8th 2021 08:25 am
I am deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of my friend and former colleague Keith McNall. Having served with Keith during his tenure as chairman of the Legislature, I watched and learned as Keith presided over the legislature with integrity, grace, and professionalism. I gained much from him, and am forever grateful for his guidance and leadership.
Erie County microenterprise loan/grant program aids small businesses
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 07:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the Erie County Business Task Force, continues to boost small business in Erie County with the microenterprise loan/grant program, providing microenterprises with five employees or fewer up to $35,000 in a loan/grant to build their business.
Niagara Falls: Bank robbery at Citizens Bank on Niagara Falls Boulevard
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 07:05 pm
At approximately 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the Citizens Bank, at 8298 Niagara Falls Blvd., for the report of a robbery.
Ransomville Speedway hosts Inspection Day on April 25
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 07:05 pm
Ransomville Speedway will host a pre-tech inspection day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the speedway. This pre-tech inspection day will be for competitors in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, Ki-Po Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
State departments of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture & Markets announce 8th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 07:05 pm
The state departments of Environmental Conservation, and Agriculture and Markets, announced New York's eighth annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) will be held June 6-12. Organizations are encouraged to connect with their local Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) to begin planning events.
April is Safe Digging Month
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 07:05 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced it is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April 2021 as Safe Digging Month.
New York State Parks releases final statewide Greenway Trails plan
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 07:05 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning announced the release of the Final Statewide Greenway Trails Plan/Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS).
Empire State Development, Preservation Buffalo Niagara announce East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund awardees
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:40 pm
Empire State Development and Preservation Buffalo Niagara announced $500,000 has been awarded as part of the first round of grants being made through the East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund, part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund. Nine awardees have been selected to receive funding for the stabilization of historic at-risk buildings on Buffalo's East Side.
'Black History Now': Social justice education beyond Black History Month
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:40 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center (NFUGRR) and the AT&T Foundation have launched "Black History Now," a program to provide online educational resources on Black history, social justice and the legacy of slavery. NFUGRR has provided virtual tours and resources for teachers and students to utilize amidst the pandemic, but the organization aims to keep these lessons in the classroom beyond Black History Month as a way to continue the important conversation.
Mobile clinic to provide essential services to medically underserved neighborhoods
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:35 pm
The medical mainstay of downtown Niagara Falls will soon be offering essential health care services at neighborhoods across the city thanks to an innovative program being funded through a city grant.
Mask donation from Ford Motor Co. & United Auto Workers for City of Buffalo residents
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:20 pm
Mayor Byron Brown announced the City of Buffalo received a donation of 13,500 masks from the Ford Motor Co. and Local 897 of the United Auto Workers to help protect residents against the coronavirus.
DFS to extend regulation requiring health insurers to waive copays for COVID-19 vaccine until April 30
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday directed the Department of Financial Services to extend the emergency regulation requiring all health insurers to waive co-pays for the COVID-19 vaccine until April 30. The extension of this regulation and guidance will help to ensure there are no barriers to New Yorkers accessing the vaccine as the state continues to implement its vaccine administration plan and get every New Yorker vaccinated.
Memorial to offer suicide prevention workshops
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:15 pm
One American every 11 minutes dies by suicide. Although it's a leading cause of death, nobody wants to talk about it. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is launching a lifesaving initiative that hopes to change that.
Eric Church in the round for 'The Gather Again Tour'; slated to hit Buffalo this fall
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:15 pm
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and current ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Eric Church has his sights set on a return to the road with this morning's announcement of a full arena tour. As first shared with the Church Choir and by Billboard magazine, The "Gather Again Tour" will kick off this fall and visit 55 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, culminating at Madison Square Garden in the spring of 2022.
Higgins announces over $8.4 million for Buffalo & Niagara Falls airports
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $8,448,851 in federal COVID-19 relief for Western New York airports.
Niagara Pride asking local businesses, community providers & leaders for help with 2021 events
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
With COVID-19 still impacting many local outdoor events and festivals this summer, Niagara Pride is moving forward with new ways to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month this June - and is asking for help from local businesses and leaders to participate in events.
Empire State Trail & Boilermaker race to hold first trail challenge
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a partnership between the Empire State Trail and the nationally known Boilermaker race to create the "Empire State Trail Challenge" - a four-month virtual race where participants can register and log their miles to reach milestones tied to virtual progress along the Empire State Trail.
First ever drive-thru hiring event at Six Flags Darien Lake
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake will continue its search for over 1,500 employees with a first-of-its-kind drive-thru hiring event on Saturdays, April 10 and 17. Applicants should apply online beforehand for positions at the park, waterpark, and hotel and campground, and then interview from the comfort and safety of their own cars at the park.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation songwriter's scholarship winner
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, in collaboration with the Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation, announced the winner of the 2020 songwriter's scholarship competition: Gunther's Radio, with band members John Fera, Parker Ford and Jeff Colson. They performed their original composition, "Let Me Go."
CAO of WNY Housing Department awarded $500,000 for home repair programs
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:50 pm
The Community Action Organization of WNY has been awarded a total of $500,000 from New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) to help support the Thrive at Home program.
Carla Hall hosts return of Food Network's 'Best Baker in America'
Tue, Apr 6th 2021 05:10 pm
Ten world-class bakers battle it out on the new season of "Best Baker in America," premiering at 9 p.m. Monday, May 3, on Food Network. Carla Hall hosts all the action, tasking the bakers over eight episodes with challenges designed to put their baking skills and technical proficiency to the test for a chance to walk away with $25,000 and the coveted title.
CAIN announces new album, 'Rise Up'
Tue, Apr 6th 2021 05:10 pm
CAIN, the sibling trio behind the multi-week No. 1 single "Rise Up (Lazarus)," announced the anticipated release of their first full-length album, "Rise Up" (Provident Label Group/Sony Music). Available May 7, the 10-song project is the follow-up to (and will feature songs from) their 2020 self-titled EP partnered with new tracks.
DEC launches annual 'Look for the Zero' campaign urging homeowners to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer
Tue, Apr 6th 2021 05:10 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the launch of the annual "Look for the Zero" public awareness campaign to encourage homeowners to go phosphorus-free when using lawn fertilizer. DEC is encouraging consumers to review bag labels for phosphorus content when shopping for fertilizer.
Cuomo, legislative leaders announce agreement on budget
Tue, Apr 6th 2021 04:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday announced an agreement on the fiscal year 2022 New York state budget. They said the final budget accomplishes major legislative priorities, including:
Higgins: $750,000 for Launch NY
Tue, Apr 6th 2021 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a $750,000 federal grant from the Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for Launch NY, an Upstate New York Venture Development Organization (VDO) that supports and invests in high-growth, high-impact companies across 27 New York counties.
Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project features community events, BABEL with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Tue, Apr 6th 2021 04:45 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center today announced the nine artists, organizations and community groups receiving a total of $15,000 to support events aligned with Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project, a community engagement project that celebrates Black writers and seeks pathways toward justice in the power of the literary arts.
Food Network strikes new multiyear exclusive deal with Guy Fieri
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 08:35 pm
Guy Fieri has signed a new multiyear exclusive deal with Food Network, it was announced Monday by Food Network President Courtney White. The new deal spans three years and includes bringing audiences more of Fieri's Primetime Emmy-nominated series "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," as well as more episodes of fan-favorites "Guy's Grocery Games" and the most recent ratings success, "Tournament of Champions," along with new projects Fieri is already plotting out for both Food Network as well as for the newly launched discovery+ streamer.
Empire State Development supports Eastman Machine's expansion of its Buffalo factory
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 08:35 pm
Empire State Development on Monday announced its support for Eastman Machine Co.'s $1.6 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in downtown Buffalo, retaining its existing 124-person workforce and creating six new jobs. ESD is providing Eastman Machine Co. up to $210,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program in exchange for job creation commitments.
Statewide launch of 'Roll Up Your Sleeve' campaign, encourages New Yorkers age 16-plus who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine to schedule an appointment
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 08:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the start of the statewide "Roll Up Your Sleeve" ad campaign to encourage all New Yorkers, especially those from neighborhoods where COVID-19 was most devastating, to get vaccinated. The ads will be shown on television and online statewide beginning April 7.
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard open for 2021
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 05:25 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season Monday morning, in what is hopefully a sign of spring - and better days to come.
More than 10 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across New York
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:40 pm
Over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced more than 10 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across New York.
'Good Friday Worldwide' with Chris Tomlin & Max Lucado reaches 32 countries
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:40 pm
Chris Tomlin and Max Lucado delivered songs and messages of hope this Easter weekend for the second consecutive year with "Good Friday Worldwide" on April 2. The television and radio broadcast with TBN, K-LOVE, Air 1 and more than 30 additional radio stations could be seen and heard in over 32 countries as people around the globe gathered to worship all at the same time and in the same moment.
 

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