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North Tonawanda native serves with Naval Oceanography at Stennis Space Center
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 03:50 pm
Craig Shells, a native of North Tonawanda, is part of Naval Oceanography ensuring the U.S. Navy maintains freedom from the ocean floor to the stars at Naval Oceanographic Office.
Hochul: $5 million East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund open to applicants
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications are now open for a second round of the $5 million East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund in Buffalo.
Hochul issues proclamation designating October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, highlights resources for resident & small businesses
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation designating October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Travel advisory: Overnight lane reductions planned for Northbound Interstate 190 over Buffalo Avenue
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 03:50 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists to expect overnight lane reductions on a portion of northbound Interstate 190 over Buffalo Avenue (State Route 384), in the City of Niagara Falls, to accommodate pavement work.
The Beach Boys announce 2022 holiday tour, stop at Shea's
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 03:45 pm
The Grammy Award-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band The Beach Boys today announced they will bring their iconic Southern Californian sound to several cities across the east coast and Midwest this winter for their 2022 holiday tour, "Tis the Season with The Beach Boys featuring The Holiday Vibrations Orchestra."
Locks, lights and out-of-sight: UB professor assesses lockdown drills in new book
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 03:45 pm
Schools across the country have been implementing drills for years to prepare their students for anything. From inclement weather to active shooters, school administrators have practiced every scenario with students to keep them as safe as possible - but how effective are these drills, and how do they impact children's preparedness, anxiety, and perceptions of safety?
Speed limit lowered to 25 on Village of Lewiston roads - Center Street excluded
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
Residential roads in the Village of Lewiston now have a posted speed limit of 25 mph.
DEC: Trapping permits now available for Oak Orchard, Tonawanda & John White wildlife management areas
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 11:20 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will start accepting trapping permit applications today for three DEC wildlife management areas (WMAs) in Region 8.
26 Shirts passes $1.5 million raised to date
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 11:20 am
Over the weekend, 26 Shirts passed another milestone for donations to those in need in the community, having now raised over $1.5 million to date.
Wydysh, Andres graduate from County Government Institute
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 10:30 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Rich Andres have graduated from the County Government Institute (CGI), a joint effort between the New York State Association of Counties and the Cornell University Community and Regional Development Institute.
Lewiston/NOTL Rotary Club returns to Canada
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:30 am
On Sept. 28, the binational Lewiston/NOTL Rotary Club held its first event in Ontario since the pandemic began. At Whiskey Run Golf Course in Port Colborne, "Goofy Golf" was fun; it was silly; and it raised funds to help the most vulnerable in the community!
Voccio to lead two fall foliage walks
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:30 am
Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio will lead two fall foliage hikes along the Niagara River Gorge.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New York
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently issued a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She announced the launch of "Start the Conversation," a multimedia campaign aimed at helping New Yorkers raise this issue with people in their lives and communities.
National average gas prices continue to rise - Western & Central New York spared, for now
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.80, up 7 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.20. The New York state average is $3.60, down 8 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.28.
Peter Ames honored
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Town of Niagara Historian Peter Ames recently received the Julia Reinstein Career Achievement Award at the Annual Conference of the Government Appointed Historians of WNY.
History Center to hold Oktoberfest fundraiser
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
The Niagara County Historical Society will hold its annual Oktoberfest fundraiser from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport.
October is Car Care Month at AAA: Drivers urged to perform car maintenance before winter hits
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
October is Car Care Month at AAA Western and Central New York! As the weather cools, AAA reminds motorists that completing a seasonal vehicle checkup can maintain safety and maximize efficiency throughout the fall and winter. Unfortunately, AAA research has found that 35% of drivers have skipped needed car maintenance or repair, and 65% of drivers did not have their battery tested before finding it dead.
New state & national record-setting pumpkin weighs in at 2,554 lbs.
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
On Oct. 1, national and state records were broken for the largest pumpkin, which weighed in at 2,554 pounds. Local grower Scott Andrusz from Williamsville brought in his entry to the 27th annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off held at Great Pumpkin Farm.
Eight Days of Hope announces efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian in Florida
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida. In response, Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) will deploy its heavy equipment, laundry trailer, kitchen trailer and shower trailer to the Sarasota area from Oct. 5-29.
DEC releases draft Great Lakes action agenda to help restore, protect & revitalize NYS region
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released the draft "New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda 2022-2030," a multiyear action plan to guide restoration and conservation, and foster sustainable, resilient communities in New York's Great Lakes region.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop series
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free, six-week diabetes self-management workshop. The series is scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 17, through Nov. 21, at the North Tonawanda Public Library.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual scholarship gala
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients will be showcased at the Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Foundation Scholarship Diamond Gala on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Celebrate 'Christmas at the Lighthouse'
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The Friends of Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse present "Christmas at the Lighthouse." The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Golden Hill State Park, 9691 Lower Lake Road, Barker.
Niagara County Family Violence Intervention Project: 'Safe at Home' conference to be held in person
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and the Niagara County Family Violence Intervention Project, will host the 22nd annual "Safe at Home" conference for the first time since 2019.
Niagara University's Levesque Center presents free summit on early childhood mental health
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The COVID pandemic has focused national attention on the mental health of young children. To help early childhood professionals better support the mental health and well-being of children and their families, Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement is presenting an early childhood mental health summit.
Obituary: Robert 'Bob' G. Helenbrook
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
Robert "Bob" G. Helenbrook of Grand Island passed away Oct. 2, 2022. He was the son of the late Robert and Roberta Helenbrook; beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Fabozzi); brother of Doug (Carolyn); devoted father of Robert (Kay), Brian (Julie) and Kristen (Bill) Harding; loving grandfather of Evan, Andrew, Abby and Caroline; Charlie and Sam; and Will, Bryan and Brooklyn.
Memorial, NU to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, & Mission will host a coronavirus vaccination clinic from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Entrepreneur School of Thought, 1110 19th St., Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrates its new office space
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce now has new office space at 2680 Grand Island Blvd., which, according to Chamber President Eric Fiebelkorn, will encourage "community building for our membership and even for some folks that are not members but are community organizations that support us."
Flu shot clinic to be held at Golden Age Center
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Golden Age Center, at 3278 Whitehaven Road, will host a flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. The clinic is "a community event that's open to the public right here on Grand Island," explained Jen Menter, recreation supervisor of the center. The flu shots will be administered by Walgreen's employees.
Grandparents celebrated at St. Stephen
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
St. Stephen School celebrated grandparents with a special breakfast.
Amazon Freevee's hot heist drama series, 'Leverage: Redemption,' returns Nov. 16
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:40 pm
Amazon Freevee announced the return of its fan-fueled heist drama "Leverage: Redemption," premiering Nov. 16 exclusively in the U.S. and UK.
Trisha Yearwood to flip the switch on Opry's signature barn For 'Opry Goes Pink' to support the fight against breast cancer
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:40 pm
The Grand Ole Opry once again joins together with Susan G. Komen in the fight against breast cancer with "Opry Goes Pink" on Friday, Oct. 14, presented by Humana. Grammy Award-winning Opry member Trisha Yearwood will flip the switch on the Opry's signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night.
Ellie Holcomb will 'Sing: Christmas Songs' on Nov. 1
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:35 pm
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and best-selling author Ellie Holcomb will release her new Christmas EP, "Sing: Christmas Songs," on Nov. 1, to accompany her latest children's book, "Sounding Joy," which was released earlier this month. Celebrating the recent release of her holiday book and the forthcoming album, Holcomb debuted the original song "Sounding Joy" today. Click here to listen to the new song.
Ahead of Grand Ole Opry debut, Cody Carnes releases 'God Is Good!'
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:35 pm
Grammy Award-nominated worship leader Cody Carnes has released his first-ever live recorded album, "God is Good!"
Social Club Misfits celebrates a decade of music (and 'Everyone Loves A Comeback Story')
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:30 pm
The two-time GMA Dove Award-winning hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits released "Everyone Loves A Comeback Story" on Friday.
SEU Worship releases full-length live album, 'Heart Cry'
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:30 pm
SEU Worship released their 13-track, live-recorded album, "Heart Cry," on Friday. Recorded live on the campus of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, SEU Worship's new album "focuses on the deep relationship with God and the Holy Spirit."
NYS DOL Commissioner Roberta Reardon announces decision regarding farm worker overtime
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:30 pm
New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Friday issued an order accepting the recommendation of the Farm Laborers Wage Board to lower the current 60-hour threshold for overtime pay to 40 hours per week by Jan. 1, 2032, allowing 10 years to phase in the new threshold.
Department of Labor announces next steps in $15 minimum hourly wage phase-in for upstate counties
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:25 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) announced next steps in the state's $15 minimum hourly wage phase-in. Commissioner Roberta Reardon issued an order calling for the minimum wage rate in counties outside of New York City, Long Island and Westchester to rise by $1 per hour, from $13.20 to $14.20, following a statutorily required economic analysis conducted by the New York State Division of the Budget (DOB).
Bird Scooters coming to North Tonawanda
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:25 pm
North Tonawanda and Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, are bringing shared e-scooters to North Tonawanda. This new transportation option can be activated through Bird's free mobile phone application and used to replace gas-powered car trips when going to the store, meeting up with friends, exploring the community and taking many other daily trips within city limits for riders age 18 and up.
15 finalists for 43North 2022 startup competition
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 15 finalists for the eighth edition of 43North's annual startup competition. The finalists will meet in Buffalo at the end of October to pitch their ideas in the hopes of securing $1 million and gain the opportunity to grow their business in Buffalo - one of the nation's fastest-growing tech hubs.
 

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