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NYS: 2 SNAP-Ed funding opportunities totaling up to $2 million to continue bringing food to underserved communities
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:45 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced two funding opportunities totaling up to $2 million through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention program.
Wheatfield Family Picnic seeks volunteers
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:45 pm
The Wheatfield Family Picnic Committee "urgently" needs volunteers to help plan and run the picnic on Aug. 14. Volunteers can contact Mike Zarbo at [email protected] or 716-807-7914.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for April 29, 2022
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for April 29, 2022
Caroline Jones announces new track, 'Being A Woman (Is Like Being The Sun)'
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:10 pm
On Thursday, country-pop singer/songwriter Caroline Jones debuted her new, upbeat bluegrass track "Being A Woman (Is Like Being The Sun)" on CMT, leading up to Mother's Day.
Colton Dixon will 'Build a Boat'
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:10 pm
"American Idol" favorite Colton Dixon is releasing his first new music of the year today, with the pop anthem, "Build a Boat" (Atlantic). Written by Dixon along with co-writers and producers Pete Becker, Mikey Gormley, Johan Lindbrant and Seth Mosley, the track, along with a lyric video, is available at all DSPs today and will impact Christian radio on June 10.
ECMC trauma center receives national reverification
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:55 am
Following a recent survey, ECMC has been reverified with zero deficiencies as a level 1 trauma center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes ECMC's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Buffalo City Mission announces leadership transition
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:55 am
The Buffalo City Mission's board of directors announced a leadership transition, naming Aubrey Calhoun as the incoming executive director. Calhoun will be the first female executive director and CEO in the Buffalo City Mission's 105-year history, succeeding active Executive Director and CEO Stuart Harper, who will step down May 6.
Higgins: $36 million+ in additional HEAP funding available to New Yorkers
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:55 am
It might be almost May, but it is still snowing in Buffalo. To help Western New Yorkers with the cost of heating bills, Congressman Brian Higgins announced $36 million in additional federal funding to New York state for the Home Energy Assistance Program. This latest award brings the total funding provided to New Yorkers for HEAP to over $918 million, the largest state allocation in the nation.
CEPA announces 16th charitable auction to raise funds for exhibitions & educational programming
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:55 am
The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts invites the Greater Buffalo community to join its 16th charitable auction at 6 p.m. Friday, May 20.
The Tool Library announces spring 2022 service days
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:55 am
The Tool Library announced it will be putting its tools and volunteers to work with a new calendar of community service events, on April 23 and 30 and May 7, 14, 21 and 28. Organizers said, "Each of the six service events provide an opportunity to beautify, strengthen and contribute to the WNY community through direct, hands-on action."
High water levels remain a concern on Lake Ontario
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:00 am
High water levels on Lake Ontario are again making news.
Milling, paving to begin on Center Street
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston announced the next phase of rebuilding Center Street will commence Monday, May 2. Milling is scheduled to take place for a week, followed by a week of paving.
Explaining Niagara County's gas sales tax cap
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:00 am
As I am writing this column, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Western New York, according to AAA, is $4.24 a gallon. One year ago, that same gallon of gas cost $2.86. Clearly, the rise in gas prices, and the overall inflation of prices on everything, is hitting the wallets of families across Niagara County.
Crews will survey streams to find lampreys
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:25 am
The continuing battle against sea lampreys soon will come to locations in the local area. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assessment crew will conduct work in the Niagara River (Erie and Niagara counties) May 10-19 to estimate the abundance of sea lampreys. The information gathered will be used to determine the need for sea lamprey control.
Sea lamprey control planned for Lake Erie tributaries
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:25 am
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to Cattaraugus Creek in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Erie counties to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. The applications will be conducted between May 10-19, in accordance with state of New York permits. Applications will be complete in about five days. Application dates are tentative and may change based upon local weather or stream conditions near the time of treatment.
Hochul announces funding for Holocaust Survivors Initiative
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced $2.6 million in funding provided by the FY 2023 enacted budget to support the Holocaust Survivors Initiative. This funding, to be administered by New York State Office for the Aging, will be used to increase access to health care-related services, provided by community-based organizations for those who suffered in the Holocaust.
NYS: More than $6.3 million to support victim services in communities hardest hit by gun violence
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced more than $6.3 million in federal funding that will allow seven programs in Brooklyn and Manhattan and Albany, Erie and Onondaga counties to expand their anti-gun violence work and increase services for victims and families.
'Deposits for Food' reaches $100,000 in giving to area food pantries
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:00 am
In August 2013, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees put into action an idea he had for some time. A recent retiree, Sarkees began collecting bottles and cans at the Lewiston Jazz Festival, with the idea of turning them in to raise funds for local Niagara County food pantries. So began his "Deposits 4 Food" initiative.
Claudia Marasco to challenge Anne Welch for mayor in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:05 am
Four years after campaigning alongside Anne Welch, Claudia Marasco will challenge the incumbent for the office of mayor at the June 21 election.
Village Inn is tops in 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:00 am
Great teamwork and a time-tested recipe are the key ingredients to the success of the Village Inn's popular fish fry, says owner Mike Carr.
Niagara Jet City Cruises announces restart of whitewater tour operations
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 08:45 am
Niagara Jet City Cruises announced the restart of its white-water touring experiences for the summer season. Beginning Friday, May 6, guests can experience rides along the Niagara River with class-5, Whirlpool and Devil's Hole rapids in the Niagara River Gorge, with 360-degree spins along the way aboard climate-controlled boats.
Niagara Falls USA showcases world-class fishing
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 08:45 am
Destination Niagara USA is set to host a group of top outdoor media professionals for the Greater Niagara Spring Outdoor Media event, May 1-6. This popular event has been held for more than two decades, and highlights the fisheries of Lake Erie, the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Anglers will target species including smallmouth bass, walleye, trout and salmon using a variety of fishing methods.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee cancels meeting
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 08:45 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has canceled its next standing committee meeting due to lack of business.
WellNow: Lewiston expected to get urgent care center in 2023
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 08:30 am
WellNow Urgent Care has completed its purchase of 860 Center St. Once built and operational, the now-vacant parcel - situated in between APlus/Sunoco and Lewiston Family Dental - will provide another quick-care treatment option for residents.
'Plastic Pollution and You': NY Sea Grant curriculum teaches ways to reduce impact
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:50 pm
New York Sea Grant has published "Plastic Pollution and You," a 126-page, 15-lesson curriculum focused on a human-induced threat to the health of New York's marine and freshwater aquatic ecosystems.
Local students prepare for International Student Science Fair
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:45 pm
Lewiston-Porter is hosting the International Student Science Fair, an annual gathering of high schools from around the world that provides a platform for students to engage in scientific research and education. This is only the second time the event will be held in the U.S.
DEC: $4.5 million for new UB center to focus on plastics recycling
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced $4.5 million is being awarded to the University at Buffalo to create a new Center for Plastic Recycling Research and Innovation, and support crucial work to reduce plastic waste.
NYS Department of State: Completion of $1.6 million flood resiliency project in Village of Wilson
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:40 pm
New York Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez announced the completion of construction of a $1.6 million flood resiliency project awarded to the Village of Wilson through the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative.
Niagara History Center director receives State Museum Association award
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:15 pm
Melissa L. Dunlap, executive director of the Niagara History Center (Niagara County Historical Society) in Lockport, was presented with the Museum Association of New York's Individual Achievement Award at a conference in Corning. The honor was in recognition of Dunlap's 32 years of accomplishments at the Niagara Street museum, 28 of which she has served as executive director.
BPO offers free tickets for active military & veterans at 'Star-Spangled Salute' on Memorial Day weekend
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has a longstanding tradition each Memorial Day weekend of honoring this country's fallen military service men and women, and celebrating the soundtrack of the American spirit.
Marking 100th anniversary of Commission on Cancer
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:15 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1), Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) and Mike Kelly (R-PA-16), co-chairs of the House Cancer Caucus, introduced a resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
City of Buffalo street paving update
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 07:35 pm
Starting tonight, traffic along Bailey Avenue, between Elk and Clinton streets, will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The street project will begin with milling, followed by paving.
Park Police seeks missing person, kayak
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 04:35 pm
On Monday, at approximately 8 p.m., New York State Park Police responded to the Golden Hill State Park boat launch for a report of a missing 54-year-old male who had went kayaking.
'An Evening with Michael Bublé' at KeyBank Center in Buffalo
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 03:10 pm
Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum superstar entertainer Michael Bublé will be back on the road with his brand-new "Higher" tour - and he's coming to KeyBank Center on Oct. 11. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, via Ticketmaster.
Zach Williams added to grandstand lineup at Erie County Fair
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 03:10 pm
Multiple Grammy Award-winner Zach Williams will perform a free show at the Erie County Fair at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15.
'Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series' welcomes moe. July 7
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 03:10 pm
The Rich Entertainment Group and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announce Buffalo,-born jam rock band moe. will play the "Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series" at the Lakeside Event Lawn presented by the Upstate Honda Dealers. moe. headlines the July 7 show. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Developer of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is keynote speaker at UB Alumni Weekend
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 03:10 pm
A chance meeting at a photocopier. The promise of a safer way to vaccinate. Unexpected calamities in the lab. Finally, a breakthrough and a major publication, only to be met with ... crickets.
UB receives federal grant toward design of James Joyce Museum in Buffalo
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 03:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries, home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about famed Irish author and poet James Joyce, has received a $100,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) toward the design of a new UB James Joyce Museum in Western New York.
Niagara County participates in National Crime Victim's Rights Week
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 02:45 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office victim services is participating in National Crime Victim's Rights Week with displays in the rotunda of the Niagara County Courthouse and the first floor of the Niagara Falls Municipal Building.
Buffalo City Mission receives $27,605 donation from Northtown
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission received a $27,605 donation from Northtown Subaru as part of Northtown Automotive Companies' "Share the Love" campaign.

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