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Higgins says public remarks pointing to action on US-Canada border is welcome
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, expressed cautious optimism following public remarks indicating action to allow for additional people to cross the U.S.-Canada border could come in a matter of weeks.
Cuomo: New York ending COVID-19 state disaster emergency
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York will end the state disaster emergency declared March 7, 2020, to fight COVID-19. His team said, "Given New York's dramatic progress against COVID-19, with the success in vaccination rates, and declining hospitalization and positivity statewide, the state of emergency will expire after Thursday, June 24."
Women's Business Center to host free in-person & remote 'actionable insights' post-COVID business recovery seminar
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
A seminar hosted by the Women's Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College through the "ReConnect. ReStart. ReGrow." COVID-19 recovery program is bringing together a COVID-19 recovery task force (a panel of industry experts), women business owners and entrepreneurs for a morning of networking and business advice.
LCA to debut 'Bug Fest' on July 10
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Lewiston Public Library have teamed up to present a new event for children of all ages. "Bug Fest," an afternoon of insect-related activities, displays and demonstrations, will take place Saturday, July 10, in Seneca "Bug" Park, 308 S. Eighth St., Lewiston.
French and Indian War Encampment returns to Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
From July 2-4, the French and Indian War Encampment will return to Old Fort Niagara. The three-day event will feature six battle reenactments, two living history camps, dozens of period artisans and merchants, artillery firing demonstrations and dramatic recreations of Native American diplomacy.
Ortt & Morinello recognize Capitol Cleaners as Senate District 62 Small Business of the Month
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:10 am
On Wednesday, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recognized Capitol Cleaners as the "Small Business of the Month" for June.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 07:35 am
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP), which it said ensures all children continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation.
COVID-19: $25 million in child care scholarships for essential workers
Wed, Jun 23rd 2021 11:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York state will provide $25 million in child care scholarships to all essential workers starting June 23. Essential workers include first responders such as health care providers, pharmaceutical staff, law enforcement, firefighters, transportation workers, food delivery workers and grocery store employees.
$22 million-plus in American Rescue Plan funding landing at Buffalo & Niagara Falls airports
Wed, Jun 23rd 2021 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Niagara Falls International Airport in Cheektowaga and the Niagara Falls International Airport will receive a combined total of $22,264,763 through the American Rescue Plan.
New York Power Authority chairman receives American Public Power Association's Public Official Award
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:45 pm
John R. Koelmel, chairman of New York Power Authority board of trustees, received the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award from the American Public Power Association. The award recognizes elected or appointed local officials who have contributed to the goals of the American Public Power Association.
Erie County Department of Social Services promotes mobile document upload service
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is promoting the use of the mobile document upload for clients receiving temporary assistance, SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, and/or HEAP (heating assistance). The NYDocSubmit app allows clients to submit documents to ECDSS from their Apple or Android devices.
Jurassic Quest Drive Thru dinosaur experience coming to Buffalo
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:40 pm
More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to return from extinction to delight families and dino fans everywhere, as Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, "the nation's largest and most realistic dinosaur experience," migrates to the Buffalo region July 16-25.
USS announces details surrounding final tour dates & special Record Store Day release
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:40 pm
As Toronto duo USS prepares for the release of its latest single and a fully animated official video for "Pages" in mid-July, on Tuesday USS also announced details surrounding a final headlining tour. Kicking off in November, the 10-date tour will see USS visit markets that have shaped them as a band, celebrating the Synergy Seekers who have made their 14-year, chart-topping career possible.
Higgins urges SBA to deliver 'urgently needed relief to struggling venues'
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the U.S. Small Business Administration to answer for "unreasonable delays" in the release of funds for the Shuttered Venue Grant Operators (SVOG) program and work quickly to ensure venues receive their COVID-19 relief funding.
Will Artisan Farmers Market leave Lewiston?
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 06:25 pm
Tensions were high at Monday's Village Board meeting, as Lewiston Artisan Market organizer Jamie Symmonds and about a half-dozen vendors appeared before trustees petitioning for equitable treatment.
Remaining seats to go on sale for Billy Joel's Aug. 14 concert at Highmark Stadium
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:55 pm
Legendary musician Billy Joel will perform live as scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park. Remaining seats will go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, June 25.
Higgins shares details on expanded Child Tax Credit
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined community partners Monday to provide details on the "improved Child Tax Credit and the positive impact it will have on Western New York families."
City of Buffalo update to major infrastructure projects
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:45 pm
Mayor Byron Brown and the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets (DPW) announced a major milestone to three major infrastructure projects in the Queen City: Niagara Street, Main Street and Walden Avenue all had final paving completed in the past two weeks.
'Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins' brings iconic character back to big screen
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:30 pm
"Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins" stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he's been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes' honor and allegiance will be tested - even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.
Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon celebrate 30th anniversary of 'Thelma and Louise' with special drive-in screening event, Q&A
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:25 pm
Over the weekend, MGM celebrated the 30th anniversary of "Thelma and Louise" with a special drive-in screening and Q&A with stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, plus the film's screenwriter Caillie Khouri. Davis and Sarandon also posed for pictures with the film's Ford Thunderbird, courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation.
Niagara Thunderwolves win Upstate Showdown
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara Thunderwolves won this past weekend's 15U Upstate Showdown tournament held in Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Art Festival applications still available
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced, "Due to the COVID pandemic, our original plan was to decrease the number of artists at the Lewiston Art Festival. Since COVID restrictions have been lifted, we can now accommodate more artists - and have waived the $25 late fee!"
June 26-27 'Free Fishing Weekend' in New York
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27, is a "Free Fishing Weekend" in New York - the second of six "Free Fishing Days" recognized across the state each year.
LCA promises 'Summer of '69' will be 'happening of the year'
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:15 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts invites readers to join in for a fun-filled musical weekend - what it's calling the music happening of the year - with the return of Lewiston's own 1960s rock musicians and friends. The 16th annual "Summer of '69" takes place July 8-10.
'Big R': Sweeting, Wagner, Israel, Susice & Bansmer grab Father's day weekend wins at Ransomville
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 05:05 pm
Brockport's James Sweeting picked up his first Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the 2021 season as Bailey Brothers Landscaping, Scott Perry Auctions, 87 Buf, and Triple T Towing presented the racing action at Ransomville Speedway on Friday night.
Jenny & Tyler pay homage to family with endearing 'Part of Me'
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 05:00 pm
Acclaimed folk/pop husband/wife duo Jenny & Tyler return with the very personal "Part of Me," inspired by their two oldest daughters, Jane and Sara. The song was penned by the duo's Jenny Somers while processing her children's response to the events and challenges that have marked the past year.
NYS: State landmarks lit red, black & green in celebration of Juneteenth
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 05:00 pm
On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced landmarks across the state would be lit red, black and green on June 19 in celebration of Juneteenth. Additionally, Cuomo issued a proclamation naming June 19 Juneteenth in the state of New York.
USAN approves contract amendment to advance Rainbow Centre Mall reuse project
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 04:45 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met and approved a measure that will advance the Rainbow Centre Mall adaptive reuse phase II, a key development project in downtown Niagara Falls. The board authorized USAN to enter into a contract amendment with Marvel Architects PLLC for consultant services.
Higgins calls on US government to fight for action on border
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 04:45 pm
Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, said, "We have gone too long without action. We need this administration to stand up for Americans."
NFMMC cuts ribbon on new 3-D mammography machine
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 04:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting Thursday to celebrate the new GE Senographe 3D Pristina mammography machine located at Memorial's Summit Healthplex, 6934 Williams Road, Niagara Falls.
BBB scam alert: Watch out for online shopping scams on Prime Day
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 03:25 pm
This year, Amazon isn't the only retailer rolling out discounts for Prime Day (June 21-22). Walmart, Target and Kohl's, just to name a few, are running competing sales. But more deals mean more chances for scammers to capitalize on the buzz and trick shoppers.
Halestorm to perform at Artpark
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 03:20 pm
Halestorm with special guests The Hu & Cory Marks will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series and is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk to be held Saturday-Sunday, July 17-18
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 12:35 pm
The 20th annual Capen Garden Walk will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18, rain or shine. This is a free self-guided tour of about 60 private gardens and carefully nurtured public spaces in the neighborhoods surrounding the University at Buffalo South Campus. In addition, some of the private gardens will be open for "Capen by Night" from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, July 17.
Family Justice Center debuts on Grand Island
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 12:35 pm
Moments before the ribbon was cut to open the Family Justice Center's satellite location on Grand Island on Saturday morning, June 12, Mary Murphy, its president and CEO, had a special announcement to make in front of the house on the Trinity United Methodist Church campus.
Overcoming is name of the game for Miracle League
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 12:35 pm
Vinny Golca, who has been involved with the Miracle League of WNY as a player, coach and now a Buddy since 2014, remembers his biggest thrill as a player seven years ago.
'Grown-Up Night of Play' returns to Explore & More with a '90s-style-bash
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 10:10 am
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, announced the long-awaited return of "Grown-Up Night of Play." This celebration, a '90s-themed party, will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, at 130 Main St., Buffalo.
Buffalo Bills Foundation teams with Buffalo Go Green & Community Health Center of Buffalo to give a shout for food as medicine
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 10:10 am
According to Buffalo Go Green, impoverished neighborhoods are often located in "food deserts" where supermarkets are rare and residents' ability to purchase healthy food is restricted by limited transportation and low income. These factors force residents to rely on convenience stores and fast-food chains for nutrition. This, in turn, is a public health danger, contributing to higher rates of diabetes, cardiac disease, and other obesity-related illnesses among poor populations.
ECHDC, Buffalo Waterfront Management Group: 'Overwhelming success of "Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront" Air Show'
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 10:05 am
The "Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront" Air Show, which took place this past weekend at Buffalo's Outer Harbor, is being called a rousing success by organizers and attendees alike.
Catholic Health notified of data breach by third-party vendor
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 10:05 am
On June 3, Catholic Health was notified by a third-party pharmaceutical software vendor, CaptureRx, of a data breach that impacted patients from Mount St. Mary's and Sisters of Charity hospitals along with other local and national healthcare providers. The breach involved patient information, including name, date of birth and prescription data from files that were accessed on Feb. 6, 2021. No other identifying information such as demographic, social security number or bank account information was included in the data breach.
EPIC-Every Person Influences Children debuts 'Storytime at Canalside'
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 10:05 am
EPIC-Every Person Influences Children is relaunching its annual summer literacy program, "Storytime at Canalside." The program will run at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday on the Pierce Lawn.
 

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