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Two-part series will offer communication strategies for Alzheimer's caregivers
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Residents in the north towns who are caregivers for people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias can learn helpful communication strategies during a two-part series in Lockport run by the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. The caregiver series will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 67 Saxton St.
Higgins: $250,000 in federal funding for Plymouth Crossroads
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $250,000 awarded to Plymouth Crossroads. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Administration for Children and Family Services, Family and Youth Bureau, the grant will provide support services and resources for runaway and homeless youth in Western New York.
NYS OASAS launches statewide addiction awareness campaign amidst ongoing overdose epidemic
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports announced the launch of a new statewide awareness campaign to direct the public to what it called "critical addiction resources," and "help reduce overdose rates and save lives."
League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara launches electronic voter guide for November election on
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Vote 411, the League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara's electronic voter guide, is now live! Candidate information is available for all candidates running in the general election on Nov. 8. The information includes biographical details and responses to questions posed by the League, as well as links to candidates' social media and campaign websites.
Ice at Canalside opening Nov. 25
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 09:00 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will open the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, Friday, Nov. 25. What organizers are calling "An opening night extravaganza" will kick off the season from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Included will be a DJ performance, a colorful display of holiday lights, fresh food and drink, fireworks, "and so much more for the entire family."
'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald' at Brickyard Brewing Company
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 07:00 am
At 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, the Lewiston Council on the Arts will present the ninth annual "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St. This multisensory and multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 47th anniversary of the disaster.
Updated COVID-19 boosters now available for children
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 08:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced children ages 5 and older may now receive the bivalent booster shots that are recommended to increase protection against the coronavirus.
Start of construction on $55 million wastewater treatment project in Buffalo
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 08:40 pm
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction on a $55 million wastewater improvement project at the Bird Island Wastewater Treatment Facility in the City of Buffalo.
New date announced for 'Festival of Slice'
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 12:10 pm
Organizers of the third annual "Festival of Slice" announced the popular event will be moved to Jan. 28, 2023.
Thomas Rhett & Katy Perry reflect on 'Where We Started'
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:05 am
Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry on Tuesday released the music video for their duet, "Where We Started." Directed by Patrick Tracy, the video for the title track off Rhett's sixth studio album finds each artist contently reflecting on their own journeys.
Hochul signs legislative package strengthening protections & support for survivors of domestic violence as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday signed a package of legislation that her team said will strengthen protections for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence by ensuring guns are seized from abusive partners, and protecting the confidentiality of survivors. Hochul signed the five bills into law alongside survivors, advocates and legislative champions at Union Settlement, a nonprofit providing resources to survivors in East Harlem.
NYS Department of Labor: New multifactor authentication initiative to increase cybersecurity
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:05 am
The New York State Department of Labor on Tuesday announced a new multifactor authentication (MFA) initiative is now in use throughout the unemployment insurance (UI) system to provide "top-tier cyber protection" for New Yorkers. This coincides with October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, as designated by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Artpark & Company shares record-breaking results from 2022 season
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:05 am
Artpark & Company on Tuesday announced its recently concluded 2022 season was "one of its strongest and programmatically rich" in recent history.
Billie Eilish announces 'Happier Than Ever, The Hometown Encore'
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:00 am
On Tuesday, Academy and seven-time Grammy award-winning artist and songwriter Billie Eilish announced two special hometown shows - "Happier Than Ever, The Hometown Encore" - as a celebration to her successful global tour this year. Produced by Live Nation, the shows take place Dec. 15-16 at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.
DEC reminds homeowners & landlords to prioritize safety with home heating this fall, winter
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advised homeowners and landlords to put safety first when preparing for home heating needs this fall and winter.
Niagara County awarded $1.3 million from Department of Justice to fight substance abuse
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH) has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the federal Department of Justice to support its efforts in the battle against substance abuse and overdoses.
Niagara Power Vista 'Hallow-GREEN Spooktacular'
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:00 am
The New York Power Authority will host its annual "Hallow-GREEN Spooktacular" on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Niagara Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road.
Higgins: New York state will receive over $2.7 billion for infrastructure investments in 2023
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced New York state will receive $2,714,577,528 in federal formula funding for infrastructure investments in 2023. This allocation, made possible thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, represents a 22% increase over the $2.223 billion 2022 allocation, which was already 21% higher than 2021 funding levels.
NYS: Launch of $150 million Office of Strategic Workforce Development grant programs
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 08:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of New York state's $150 million workforce development grant programs, administered by the newly formed Office of Strategic Workforce Development within Empire State Development.
Village of Lewiston tables mold remediation compensation
Tue, Oct 18th 2022 08:10 am
Village of Lewiston trustees voted Monday to table a resolution calling for fund balance monies to be used in paying 716 Clean Up and Restoration for recent mold remediation.
Starpoint Middle School raises $12,000 for NFMMC
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 04:50 pm
Almost 250 students took part in Starpoint Middle School's annual "Color Run to Crush Cancer" event earlier this year, raising $12,000 for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
NYSERDA, National Grid announce round 1 results of community solar program offering for underserved
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:50 pm
The New York Energy Research and Development Authority, in partnership with National Grid, announced 21 community solar projects, totaling more than 120 megawatts, have been selected as part of the first round of a community solar program that delivers the benefits of clean energy to underserved New Yorkers.
'Big R': Banquet tickets available beginning Oct. 19
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
Tickets for the 2022 Ransomville Speedway awards banquet will be available beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The awards banquet will take place Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Lewiston No. 2 Firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Niagara Falls City Market hosts 'Artisan Day' initiative to help promote historic venue
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
The Niagara Falls City Market will host what organizers hope will be the first annual "Artisan Day at the Market." This event is set for Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 779 E. Market St.
ABC's 'Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration' finds its Lumiere, Cogsworth & Mrs. Potts In Martin Short, David Alan Grier & Shania Twain
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
ABC announced six additional performers joining the anticipated animated and live-action blended special, "Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration." Celebrated comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor Martin Short has been tapped to play Lumière; Tony Award-winner David Alan Grier will play Cogsworth; Rizwan Manji joins the cast as Gaston's loyal sidekick, LeFou; and Jon Jon Briones will play Belle's loving father, Maurice.
Team led by OPWDD Institute for Basic Research Scientist publishes findings on KBG syndrome
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities' (OPWDD) Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR) announced recently published findings from its study of the rare disease KBG syndrome.
USAN announces completion of Third Street rehab project in Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) announced 466 Third St., in Niagara Falls, is now complete, adding value to the Third Street business district, and providing new residential and commercial opportunities.
Niagara Falls USA: Public Employees Federation citywide convention brings business to region
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 12:15 pm
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center will welcome the 44th annual Public Employees Federation (PEF) convention from Sunday, Oct. 23, through Wednesday, Oct. 26.
NYSOFA, AgingNY and GetSetUp expand partnership offering free online classes for hundreds of thousands of older adults, bridging social isolation
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 12:10 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) have expanded their partnership with GetSetUp to continue offering free online classes for hundreds of thousands of older adults in New York state.
Analysis: 2022 hotel leisure travel revenue projected to be up 14% over pre-pandemic levels
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 12:10 pm
U.S. hotel leisure travel revenue is projected to end 2022 14% above 2019 levels, while hotel business travel revenue is expected to come within 1% of 2019 levels, according to a new analysis released Monday by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Kalibri Labs.
Journey to bring 'Freedom Tour' to Buffalo's KeyBank Center
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:40 am
One of the most legendary rock bands of all time, Journey, announces the continuation of their successful tour with the "50th Anniversary Celebration Freedom Tour 2023," featuring, very special guest Toto.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk set for Saturday
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:25 am
Breast cancer survivors and thrivers, as well as current patients, families and friends, will gather at the Outer Harbor this weekend for the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
Buffalo Dolls to perform in Youngstown
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:25 am
The Buffalo Dolls will perform a concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. The church is located at 100 Church St.
Erie County residents with (and without) disabilities invited to meet candidates
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:20 am
For many years, Western New York Independent Living (WNYIL) has encouraged citizens with disabilities to participate in the electoral process and make their preferences known about the candidates on the ballot in November - but first, voters need to learn more about those running to make an informed decision.
ECDOH, Literacy Buffalo Niagara partner to promote health literacy awareness
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:20 am
The Erie County Department of Health and Literacy Buffalo Niagara (LBN) are partnering on a week-long campaign to raise awareness about health literacy. Starting Oct. 17 - during October, Health Literacy Month - ECDOH and LBN will share advice for organizations and resources for people with lower literacy skills.
Buffalo City Mission launches annual 'One Mission, One Hope' fall campaign & turkey drive
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:20 am
On Monday, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its annual fall fundraising campaign. Named "One Mission, One Hope," the initiative aims to raise $3.3 million between Oct. 17 and Dec. 31.
UB receives $1.3 million to train next generation of public health workforce
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:55 am
The University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions has been awarded $1.3 million from the U.S. government to help train the next generation of public health workers by providing scholarship opportunities to graduate students from disadvantaged or underrepresented groups.
Operation Christmas Child sets Nov. 14-21 as drop-off dates
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:50 am
More than 4,500 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan's Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21.
'La Bohéme' at the NACC - an opera story
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:50 am
The story resonates - that's why Peter and Karen D'Angelo advocated to the NACC opera committee to produce "La Bohéme" at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, Oct. 21-23.
UB: Update from university police on Friday's tragic incident on north campus
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:25 am
University at Buffalo Police continue to investigate the fatal stabbing that occurred at Moody Terrace roadway near Richmond Quad (Ellicott Complex) on north campus Friday evening.

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