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Tops Friendly Markets teams with The Teacher's Desk in memory of Pancho Billa to help children in need
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has teamed up with The Teacher's Desk in memory of Buffalo football superfan Ezra "Pancho Billa" Castro to help children in need this school year. Tops will be working with The Teachers Desk to fill backpacks with school supplies to help give students a good start to the school year.
New York state announces $200 million in additional food assistance for August
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance recently announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for August. The agency is also working with the federal government to ensure these supplemental benefits continue to reach households in need through September and beyond.
National Grid reminds customers and contractors to always call 811 before you dig
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 12:00 pm
Aug. 11 marks National 811 Safe Digging Day. National Grid reminds customers and contractors to call 811 before starting any digging or excavation project (no matter how big or small) to have underground utility lines properly marked. Dig Safe is a free service, funded solely by its utility members, to promote public safety and avoid costly underground utility damage.
HART in need of caregivers & home helpers
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 11:00 am
HART (Home Assistance Referral Team) is a referral service that provides care to seniors and those needing assistance throughout Niagara County and adjacent areas, allowing them to remain independent in their own home.
Niagara County inducts 87 into Purple Heart Book
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:40 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday released the names of the 87 county residents who were inducted into the Purple Heart Book during a recognition ceremony on Purple Heart Day (Aug. 7) at Raymond Klimek Veteran's Park in North Tonawanda.
Lawrence H. Cook II appointed to New York State Council on the Arts
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed Lawrence H. Cook II, senior vice president of programs for The John R. Oishei Foundation, to the New York State Council on the Arts. Cook was one of nine new appointees to the 20-member board and one of two that will represent the Western New York Region. NYSCA preserves and advances the arts and culture throughout the state.
'Scare Fair': Six Flags Darien Lake hiring over 200 positions for 'Fright Fest' during live auditions
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:40 am
Six Flags Darien Lake is looking for team members who aren't scared of the dark to be a part of Western New York's largest annual Halloween event, "Six Flags Fright Fest."
A reminder from National Grid: Aug. 31 deadline approaching for bill payment assistance through HEAP
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:35 am
National Grid urges its Buffalo and other Western New York customers who need help paying their energy bill to apply now for federally funded assistance through The Home Energy Assistance Program and the Emergency HEAP program.
National Grid offers safety, energy-saving tips for forecasted high temperatures
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:35 am
The heat is on this week across upstate New York with forecasters calling for a run of high temperatures and humidity in the region. Prolonged temperatures of 90 degrees or higher can lead to heat-related illnesses, especially for the elderly, young children and those with chronic illnesses. We also offer the following energy-efficiency tips:
COVID cases continue to rise in Erie County
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:35 am
The Erie County Department of Health on Tuesday provided an update on COVID-19 data.
ECDOH plans free, drive-thru rabies vaccination clinics for September
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:30 am
The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for free rabies vaccination clinics on Saturday, Sept. 11, in Orchard Park and Saturday, Sept. 25, in Cheektowaga.
Modern Corporation sponsors Lewiston Art Festival and 'Blue Mondays'
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 04:55 pm
Modern Corporation will sponsor one of Lewiston's biggest events of 2021.
Scottish folk band Celtic Worship release 'Come Thou Fount'
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 04:40 pm
Scottish folk band Celtic Worship released their first single, "Come Thou Fount," Friday with Integrity Music. The song will be featured on the group's anticipated new album, titled "Morningtide," set to release this fall.
Alexander Pappas makes solo debut with new single 'K.O.'
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 04:40 pm
Capitol CMG announced the debut single from award-winning songwriter and artist Alexander Pappas. "K.O." will be featured on his five-song solo EP, "IDAHO," which releases Oct. 8 and is available for preorder.
Village Lights says, 'Here Is Our Hallelujah'
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 04:35 pm
The multicultural worship collective, Village Lights, has recently released a new song, "Here Is Our Hallelujah," (available here) from its upcoming debut album.
Anne Wilson releases new live EP, 'My Jesus (Live In Nashville)'
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 04:25 pm
On Friday, Capitol Christian Music Group's newest singer-songwriter, Anne Wilson, released her live EP featuring the Top 5 radio hit single, "My Jesus." The EP, "My Jesus (Live In Nashville)," features five songs recorded live from White Dove Barn in Nashville, including a Little Big Town cover of "Boondocks" and a new song "No Place Like Home." Celebrating the release, Wilson also debuted the live video performance of "No Place Like Home."
Lewiston Art Festival returns following 'lost year'
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:50 pm
One of Niagara County's premier summer festivals returns next weekend, filling streets with art and music.
Elected leaders excited for Kathy Hochul to take over as governor
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would resign from office, effective Aug. 24. One week earlier, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a report from appointed independent investigators- led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark - detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment by Cuomo. He has vigorously denied these allegations.
Erie County activities scheduled at Erie County Fair
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:30 pm
Erie County has planned a full schedule of activities and displays for the Erie County Fair, which will run Aug. 11-22 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Clean Loop Recycling Center hosts free summer celebration event with Eric Wood
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:30 pm
The Clean Loop Recycling Center hosted a summer celebration event with The Eric Wood Fund. Hosted over the weekend at the CLRC, the event allowed patrons to donate their bottle and can deposit refunds to The Eric Wood Fund directly. The center also made a direct donation in the amount of $5,000 to The Eric Wood Fund in addition to donations raised from visitors who opted to have their deposit refund donated to Wood's fund.
Carly Pearce inducted as newest member of Grand Ole Opry
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:30 pm
CMA and double ACM award-winner Carly Pearce was recently inducted as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry by Opry member Trisha Yearwood. The show will air on Circle Television on Saturday, Aug. 14.
City of Niagara Falls Police Department enforcing aggressive driving campaign
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:15 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the Niagara Falls Police Department, in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police, will conduct an ongoing aggressive driving campaign in the City of Niagara Falls.
Erie County Department of Health gathers feedback from school leaders
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:15 pm
Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and representatives from the Erie County Department of Health Office of Epidemiology met Monday with a group of school leaders from rural, suburban and urban school districts, including Erie 1 BOCES and Erie 2 BOCES. The purpose of this meeting was to hear about school leaders' experiences with COVID-19 health and safety guidance during the last school year and this summer.
Protect your heart in the heat: Tips from the American Heart Association
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:10 pm
With extreme temperatures continuing today, be sure to protect your heart in the heat. With temperatures forecasted in the 90s, it's important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart.
FOX Sports goes the distance with first-ever 'MLB at Field of Dreams' broadcast
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:10 pm
For the first time ever, FOX Sports and Major League Baseball tap into the compelling recollections from the Academy Award-nominated film from Universal Pictures, "Field of Dreams," to deliver a regular-season matchup between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. "MLB at Field of Dreams" presented by GEICO airs live from the site of the American movie classic Thursday, Aug. 12 (6 p.m. ET), on FOX.
New York State Park Police partner with Niagara Falls Fire Department in Whirlpool State Park rescue
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:10 pm
The PBA of New York State announced members from the New York State Park Police partnered with the Niagara Falls Fire Department on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 8, to rescue an injured hiker from the Vanderbilt Stairs area of Whirlpool State Park.
Northwest Bank assisting History Center to promote children's programs
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:10 pm
This summer, Northwest Bank is assisting the History Center in promoting its children's programs. As an incentive for parents to enroll their children, Northwest Bank is sponsoring special sign-up times that include a goodie bag for each child registered and paid for that during the promotion. Payment can be made with a History Center representative at the bank by cash or check during the designated times.
Heastie provides comments on impeachment process
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:00 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie provided the following comments Monday following a judiciary committee meeting on the impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo (edited for style):
BBB scam alert: Watch out for fraudulent QR codes
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 11:35 am
Companies use QR codes to point consumers to their apps, track packages, or view menus. But because these codes can't be read by the human eye, they have become a way for scammers to disguise malicious links. As QR codes get more popular, BBB Scam Tracker is seeing more reports of con artists using them to mislead consumers.
2021-22 New York state hunting and trapping licenses on sale
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 11:35 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits (DMPs) for the 2021-22 seasons are on sale. In addition, DEC announced new opportunities for hunters this year, including expanded hunting seasons and allowing youth ages 12 and 13 to hunt deer with a firearm or crossbow in upstate counties that have passed a local low and "opted in" to participate.
NYS: Excelsior Pass Plus to support safe, secure return of tourism and business travel
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the launch of Excelsior Pass Plus to expand travel and commerce opportunities for New Yorkers. His team said this will enable compatibility between the state's Excelsior Pass platform, which has generated 3 million passes and provides digital proof of vaccination or negative test result, and the secure, globally recognized SMART Health Cards Framework developed by an international consortium called VCI.
New York Power Authority launches first study to assess potential impact of climate change on its operations
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 01:05 pm
The New York Power Authority will study the long-term effects of climate change on its physical power generation and transmission assets and system operations.
UB receives $1.8 million grant to make cancer treatments less toxic
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 01:00 pm
Cancer treatments are effective at destroying tumors, but they are also harmful to healthy cells. To reduce unwanted toxicity, University at Buffalo professor Joseph Balthasar received a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a novel strategy that blocks the delivery of anticancer toxins to healthy tissue.
Outreach campaign to ensure eligible New Yorkers register for advanced payments of Federal Child Tax Credit
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a statewide outreach campaign to ensure all eligible New Yorkers register to receive advanced payments of the federal Child Tax Credit.
Production begins on Alejandro Monteverde's 'The Untitled Cabrini Film'
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 12:35 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Film Office recently announced principal photography is underway on TIFF's "People's Choice Award"-winning director Alejandro Monteverde's "The Untitled Cabrini Film" in Buffalo. Production will conclude in Rome, Italy, in the early fall.
2-mile community 'Freedom Walk' on Aug. 13 will kick off 'Igniting Hope' conference
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 10:25 am
An ongoing battle. That's how Pastor George F. Nicholas describes the health disparities that African Americans are still trying to overcome.
28 new Girl Scout badges introduced as Girl Scouts of WNY prepares for another year of programming
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 10:15 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) recently announced 28 new badges focused on entrepreneurship, math in nature, and digital leadership that embolden girls to navigate a changing society and build the futures they want for themselves and the world.
'Hamilton' tickets go on sale
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 09:55 am
Producer Jeffrey Seller, Shea's Performing Arts Center, and Albert Nocciolino recently announced that single tickets for "Hamilton" will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at and in person at Shea's box office. Tickets will be available for performances running from Dec. 14, 2021 through Jan. 2, 2022.
Artpark & Modern Disposal Services present 'Power of Niagara'
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 09:45 am
Artpark & Company and Modern Disposal Services will present "Power of Niagara," "A celebration of arts, nature and a sustainable future" on Aug. 21. The evening will be a celebration of the environment, including a performance of "Branché" by Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montréal; the world premiere of "The Power of Niagara" by Jon Lehrer Dance Company; performances by Buffalo String Works; and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta.
Higgins: $2,000,000 for BestSelf to expand child trauma treatment access across WNY
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 09:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently announced $2,000,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for BestSelf Behavioral Health to expand the accessibility and availability of trauma treatment for children across Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.

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