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West Side Rowing Club receives $350,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to increase reach of its youth rowing programs
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:50 pm
The West Side Rowing Club (WSRC) has received a $350,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The funds will support the club's existing outreach efforts to increase participation and diversity in youth rowing programs over the next three years.
COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 1% in every region of New York for first time since Aug. 19
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the coronavirus positivity rate in every region of New York state has dropped below 1% for the first time since Aug. 19.
ECMC Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine supports 8th annual Wound Care Awareness Week educational campaign
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:40 pm
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at ECMC, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of the risks of chronic wounds during the eighth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, June 7-11. Healogics established Wound Care Awareness in 2014 to bring attention to the growing need for wound care and the nearly 7 million Americans currently living with nonhealing wounds.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces Art Festival, 2021 schedule of events
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts announced its 2021 schedule of events, which includes the return of the Lewiston Art Festival in August.
Tackling vaccine hesitancy in 15 languages
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:45 pm
In an effort to help explain how the COVID-19 vaccines were developed and how a vaccine works, the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the International Institute of Buffalo and the Erie County Department of Health collaborated on the creation of a downloadable infographic. The infographic is available in 15 languages, thanks to translation by the International Institute.
Niagara County encourages Purple Heart veterans to come forward
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:40 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's "Book of Honor" at a ceremony to be held Aug. 7. The county is asking any Purple Heart veterans or their family members who have not yet come forward to please do so by June 11 in order to be part of this year's ceremony.
Cuomo on COVID-19: Most remaining restrictions will lift when 70% of adult New Yorkers have received first dose of vaccine
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced most of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted once 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their coronavirus vaccination series.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair on Wednesday, June 9, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 35 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
As Meghan Markle & Prince Harry celebrate birth of their daughter, ABC News Originals presents 'The American Royal Baby' streaming today only on Hulu
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:40 am
As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrate the birth of their daughter, the first senior royal baby born in America, ABC News Originals will premiere "The American Royal Baby" later today, streaming only on Hulu in the U.S.
Higgins & Kennedy call for removal of Hamburg tolls, immediate new waterfront access & improved commute options for southtown residents
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy say the Skyway project will remain on hold until the state addresses the needs of the community. They are calling for several transportation improvements to plan for the eventual removal of the Skyway, including removal of the tolls for Hamburg commuters.
'Annie JR.' on stage
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:20 am
Leaping lizards! Grand Island will "stick up its chin and grin and sing 'Tomorrow! Tomorrow!' " when Veronica Connor Middle School performs "Annie JR." this weekend.
Mayor Brown hosts Juneteenth Festival flag-raising ceremony in downtown Buffalo's Niagara Square
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:15 am
Juneteenth Festival organizers and others joined Mayor Byron Brown Monday in raising the Pan-African flag in Niagara Square in honor of Buffalo's 46th annual Juneteenth Festival.
Higgins: Tonawanda Coke site demolition 'represents a fresh, clean beginning'
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement Saturday on the Tonawanda Coke implosion.
'Summer Fit Challenge' highlights history of Erie County Fair locations
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
Did you know the Erie County Fair has been held in nine different locations around Erie County since 1841, before calling Hamburg home?
Higgins & Jacobs push to bring KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
Congress members Brian Higgins and Chris Jacobs are leading a push to have the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) host the next KC-46A Pegasus reserve component.
Jacobs joins families to call for reopening of US-Canada border
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
At a press conference at the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge, Congressman Chris Jacobs called for transparency on reopening deliberations, and a plan to allow families to reunite on June 22 - when the current travel restrictions expire. Families who have been separated by the border closures joined Jacobs.
Niagara Falls north-end community does 'Zumba in the Park'
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
On Saturday, close to 40 Niagara Falls residents from the north-end community joined "Zumba in the Park" to break the isolation resulting from COVID-19, and get physically active and have fun.
Cuomo recognizes 40 years since first AIDS diagnosis in US
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
On Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released this statement on the 40th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis in America:
'Vax and Scratch' program extended
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the "Vax and Scratch" program - which provides free New York state Lottery scratch-off tickets to individuals 18 and over with a grand prize of $5 million - will extend another week. Participating sites will be open from Monday, June 7, through Friday, June 11. The program will not impact education funding.
Sgt. Peppers reopens in Lewiston
Sun, Jun 6th 2021 01:15 pm
Customers simply couldn't wait for Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces, Etc. to reopen in Lewiston.
'Taco Tuesday' has new meaning on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 01:30 pm
Taquito Lindo Artisanal Tacos opened on "Taco Tuesday" at 1849 Grand Island Blvd., and Grand Island gave the brand-new restaurant a warm welcome.
Marvelous day for a market
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 01:20 pm
The Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market kicked off a new season Saturday at Academy Park.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame to honor induction Class of 2020
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 09:45 am
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame announced the induction Class of 2020 last October. At that time, it was not possible to hold a formal celebration. Organizers said, "At last, we will now be celebrating and honoring the 2020 Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame Inductees for their dedication, support and successful accomplishments."
NYSUT statement on mask guidance for K-12 schools
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 09:45 am
New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta issued the following statement Friday on the state Department of Health's planned changes to mask guidance for K-12 schools:
Buffalo Bishop Michael W. Fisher places 3 priests on administrative leave
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 09:40 am
The Diocese of Buffalo recently became aware of an action brought pursuant to the Child Victims Act by an individual who alleges that he was abused as a child in the 1990s by three priests of the diocese, Fr. Adolph Kowalczyk, pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Orchard Park; Fr. Gregory Dobson, who is retired but continues to assist in various parishes of the Diocese; and Fr. Mieczyslaw (Matt) Nycz, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul in Williamsville. The complaint was brought anonymously and was not served on the diocese, but was discovered during a recent search of publicly filed complaints.
Chris Tomlin to release new EP & launch summer tour
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:45 pm
Grammy Award winner Chris Tomlin is celebrating the beginning of summer with the announcement of new music and a new tour. On July 2, he will release the "Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP." On Aug. 13, Tomlin will kick off a 13-city amphitheater tour with Kari Jobe, Bethel Music and special guest Cody Carnes.
Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp releases 'Too Much' from forthcoming album 'INSOLO'
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:45 pm
"Too Much" is the second single to be taken from "INSOLO," the second solo album by Spandau Ballet songwriter and Saucerful Of Secrets guitarist and co-lead vocalist Gary Kemp.
Legislator Godfrey says local law on solar panel recycling drafted
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:25 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Friday said a first-of-its-kind local law in New York that will hold manufacturers responsible for disposing spent solar panels is now drafted and will be presented to the County Legislature on June 15.
DEC takes enforcement action against Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc.
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued a notice of violation (NOV) to Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc., in the City of Niagara Falls, after the agency determined the facility was generating a persistent noxious odor that resulted in dozens of complaints from area residents, business owners, and state and local officials.
Casting Crowns release new song, 'Scars In Heaven,' from forthcoming album
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:15 pm
Grammy Award-winning multi-RIAA Platinum-selling group Casting Crowns have released a brand-new song, "Scars in Heaven." The stirring ballad is available everywhere. The music video premiered this morning on the band's YouTube channel, which has more than 1.2 million followers. Casting Crowns also debuted the song live for the KLOVE Fan Awards, which air on TBN tonight; as well as today at CMB Momentum for radio programmers in Orlando.
Third Day's Mac Powell releases debut single 'River of Life'
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:10 pm
Mac Powell, former frontman of the four-time Grammy Award-winning band Third Day, has released his new song, "River of Life." It is from his forthcoming solo album, which will be on his new label Capitol Christian Music Group.
First15 Worship's 'Where You'll Find Me' features Mark Alan Schoolmeesters
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:10 pm
The current single from First15 Worship, "Where You'll Find Me," released today. Featuring lead vocals from Mark Alan Schoolmeesters, the single is part of First15 Worship's ongoing project to partner with artists, songwriters and worship leaders to create "worship for the weekday," helping people connect with God every single day of the week.
Memphis May Fire return with video for new song 'Blood & Water'
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:05 pm
Memphis May Fire - Matty Mullins (vocals), Kellen McGregor (guitar), Cory Elder (bass) and Jake Garland (drums) - have always made anthems for the broken. Their explosive new single, "Blood & Water," is firmly in keeping with this tradition.
Artpark & Company: 'Artpark Works' initiative to rebuild arts & culture workforce, stimulate local economy
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 04:45 pm
This summer, Artpark & Company will help to rebuild the workforce of Western New York by hiring artists and other cultural sector professionals with the launch of a new $200,000 program, "Artpark Works." This is thanks to a $100,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation and KeyBank, in collaboration with First Niagara Foundation, aided by previously contributed $100,000 from M&T Bank and Cullen Foundation in general operating support.
The Tragically Hip present official music video for 'Ouch,' starring Jay Baruchel, Rebecca-Jo Dunham-Baruchel & Rick Mercer
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 04:45 pm
The Tragically Hip released the official music video for "Ouch," the lead single off their brand-new album, "Saskadelphia." Watch "Ouch" HERE.
Niagara County DPW announces work on Sunset Drive in Lockport
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 04:20 pm
Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal said roadwork on Sunset Drive in Lockport from Upper Mountain Road to Stone Road will begin Monday, June 14. The work includes repairing drainage structures, regrading side ditches and resurfacing Sunset Drive.
Oliver Street 'Shop With Pride'
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
The Oliver Street Merchants Association is inviting the community to celebrate equality for all by taking part in its "Shop With Pride" event at Heritage Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 12. In honor of Pride Month, the organization is hosting a family-friendly event filled with vendors, informational booths and carnival games for kids as well as those young at heart.
Bottle and can drive to help local animal rescue
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue is having a bottle and can drive Saturday, June 12, to raise funds for the adoptable dogs and cats in its care. There are two ways to donate returnable bottles and cans to this cause:
Niagara Wheatfield Community Education recruiting instructors for fall classes
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Community Education is planning fall 2021 classes and ask residents to share their talents, and for business owners to promote their local business with the community. Instructors can create their own content, set their own schedule/fee, and have fun! They can teach a class one time, or as many times as they like between Sept. 15 and Dec. 22.
Wilson Middle student raises $8,000 in fundraiser for mentor
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Wilson Middle School eighth grader Rayn Cooper recently presented two checks totaling $8,000 to the Dale Shank Fundraiser at the 3F Club in Lewiston. The checks marked the successful completion of a wristband sales fundraiser Cooper held in the Niagara County community in honor of Shank - her role model - a Vietnam veteran and youth hunting mentor at the 3F who is battling cancer.
 

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