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DEC announces leftover deer management permits available Nov. 1
Wed, Oct 20th 2021 03:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Wednesday announced remaining deer management permits (DMPs) in several wildlife management units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1.
Obituary: Laurie L. Kalman (nee Bauman)
Wed, Oct 20th 2021 01:05 pm
Laurie L. Kalman (nee Bauman) of Grand Island passed away on Oct. 16, 2021.
'Saved By The Bell' season 2 premieres Wednesday, Nov. 24
Wed, Oct 20th 2021 12:20 pm
Ten 30-minute episodes stars Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (Jessie Spano), Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater), John Michael Higgins (Principal Toddman), Haskiri Velazquez (Daisy), Mitchell Hoog (Mac Morris), Josie Totah (Lexi), Alycia Pascual-Peña (Aisha), Belmont Cameli (Jamie Spano) and Dexter Darden (DeVante).
DreamWorks Animation's 'Trolls Holiday in Harmony' debuting Nov. 26 on NBC
Wed, Oct 20th 2021 12:15 pm
"Trolls Holiday in Harmony," a half-hour animated musical special from the DreamWorks Animation franchise, is set to premiere Friday, Nov. 26 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on NBC.
Shea's Performing Arts Center receives $20,000 grant from Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to support restoration of Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
Wed, Oct 20th 2021 12:15 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has received a $20,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, supported by the June Farrington Fund, to help fund restoration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.
Award winning poet, scholar Simone White to deliver UB's annual Robert Creeley Lecture
Wed, Oct 20th 2021 11:40 am
Poet, scholar and professor Simone White, a Whiting Award winner whose innovative work has also received New American Poet (2013) recognition from the Poetry Society of America and a prestigious Creative Capital Award, will be the featured speaker for the University at Buffalo's annual Robert Creeley Lecture on Poetry and Poetics.
Consumer alert: Department of State, DCP alerts New Yorkers about real estate & rental scams
Wed, Oct 20th 2021 11:40 am
The New York State Department of State and the Division of Consumer Protection alerted consumers about real estate and rental scams, in which scammers work to steal prospective tenants' money when they are looking to rent a home or an apartment.
Hochul announces new #VaxtoSchool pop-up sites
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced 25 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers. On Sept. 21, she announced a total of 120 sites will take place over a 12-week period statewide. To date, 86 sites have been established.
New York Power Authority donates retired electric vehicles to NYS educational institutions for clean energy workforce training
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:50 pm
The New York Power Authority on Tuesday announced the launch of an innovative pilot program to donate retired electric vehicles to regional educational institutions for use in automotive training programs to help students learn the skills needed to enter the clean energy workforce.
Application process open for Community Foundation's 21st Century Fund $100,000 grant
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:50 pm
The 21st Century Fund, a fund and giving circle of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2021-22 grant cycle. Application information, including the link to apply online, can be found at Applications are due by 4 p.m. Dec. 3.
United Way launches 'Show Up United' campaign
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:45 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launched its annual major community giving campaign - "Show Up United" - on Tuesday.
As Bat Week approaches, ECDOH reminds residents to 'keep the bat'
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:25 pm
Bat Week is observed each year from Oct. 24-31, leading up to Halloween. The Erie County Department of Health is using this opportunity to remind residents of how important it is to "keep the bat" if they find one in their house or apartment.
New COVID-19 data hub website designed to expand public access, centralize information, improve user experience
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the launch of a new centralized website for New York state COVID-19 data. This website includes new data as well as a reorganization of previously released data designed to make it easier for the public to access, read and understand. In addition, more COVID-19 data is now being made available on Health Data NY.
Higgins cosponsors legislation addressing cargo pilot fatigue
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is cosponsoring the Safe Skies Act of 2021 (H.R. 4075). This bill, led by Rep. Salud Carbajal of California, builds on previous flight safety legislation to ensure that cargo pilots fly a safe number of hours and have sufficient rest.
Rob Ortt recognizes Painters Plus
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:20 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt recognized Painter Plus Home Decorating as the "Small Business of the Month" for October.
Artpark & Company awarded for interactive wayfinding system
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Tuesday morning, at the "Murmuration" art installation, New York nonprofit organization Parks & Trails New York presented a "big check" to Artpark & Company. This was done to acknowledge a $50,000 award to create a comprehensive wayfinding system and incorporate public Wi-Fi along Artpark's pathways. The goal is to provide data access to a diverse demographic of visitors, and to serve as a functional necessity for an interactive signage system and data collection.
Niagara County legislators Wydysh & Myers to bring 3-D screening mammography to Village of Lewiston
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Niagara County legislators Becky Wydysh and Irene Myers announced Windsong Radiology will bring its mobile 3-D screening mammography unit to the Village of Lewiston on Saturday, Nov. 6.
Higgins & Filicetti announce $200,000 COPS grant for Niagara County
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced a federal grant totaling $200,000 for Niagara County through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
Teen Driver Safety Week: AAA says it's never too soon for parents to talk to teen drivers about safety
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
National Teen Driver Safety Week is underway, running from Oct. 17-24. Now is the time for parents to talk with teen drivers about the importance of safety behind the wheel. Recent AAA research shows that more than 60% of teens got their driver's license before the age of 18. Young drivers need training to understand the rules of the road.
Doty to be honored
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 09:00 pm
The Niagara River Masonic Lodge No. 785 will honor Maj. Clyde Doty of the New York State Park Police for his heroism on Nov. 7, 2019, at the brink of the Falls. Doty will be presented with the prestigious DeWitt Clinton Award, which is given for extraordinary public service.
20 seasons of creating stars: 'American Idol' celebrates milestone season
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 06:35 pm
Music industry legends and all-star "American Idol" judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, along with Emmy-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest, toasted the show's upcoming fifth season on ABC and milestone 20th season overall with a special cake-cutting celebration in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Private military history book collection sale to support Niagara County Historical Society
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 06:25 pm
The military book collection of David Caldwell is being sold to benefit educational programming at the Niagara County Historical Society, where Caldwell served as president of the board for many years. This is a collection of more than 500 books. Hardcovers will be $5, with paperbacks selling for $2.
Erie County to participate in 'Welloween' Halloween family health fair at Explore & More
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 06:25 pm
Representatives from the Erie County Department of Health will be stationed at the "Welloween" Halloween family health fair at Explore & More in Buffalo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.
Hochul: $33 million in federal funding to strengthen security for nonprofits facing high risks of terrorism
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 06:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced more than $33 million in federal funding to support the efforts of 198 nonprofit organizations facing an increased risk of terrorism. These funds will allow nonprofits to strengthen the security of their facilities, as well as enhance their overall preparedness.
CBS presents 'Adele One Night Only'
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 03:55 pm
CBS will present "Adele One Night Only," a new primetime special welcoming back the superstar performer with an extraordinary concert performance that includes the earliest opportunity to hear her first new material in six years.
Hochul directs flags on all state buildings lowered to half-staff in honor of Gen. Colin Powell
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 03:45 pm
On Monday, Gov. Kathy Hochul said, "I am saddened by the passing of Gen. Colin Powell, a New Yorker and son of immigrants who rose to the height of American public service during a distinguished career. As the first Black person to serve as National Security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state after graduating from the City University of New York, Gen. Powell blazed a path forward for others to follow throughout his decades of service to the United States."
It's a girl! Buffalo Zoo welcomes new female rhino calf
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 03:40 pm
At 3:29 a.m. Saturday, the Buffalo Zoo's greater one-horned rhino, Tashi, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. This is Tashi's fifth calf, but the first with previous male George, who formerly lived at the venue but now resides at another Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited facility.
Harlem Globetrotters announce reimagined 'Spread Game Tour'
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:50 pm
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their newly reimagined "Spread Game Tour" to KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Feb. 4, 2022.
2-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan to host 55th Annual CMA Awards
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:50 pm
The Country Music Association and ABC announced Country Music superstar and "American Idol" judge Luke Bryan will host the 55th Annual CMA Awards. "Country Music's Biggest Night" broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8 p.m. EST), on ABC.
WWE brings 'Holiday Live Tour' to Buffalo on Dec. 30
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:50 pm
WWE on Monday announced its "Holiday Live Tour" will stop at Buffalo's KeyBank Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and start at $20 on
Tops partners with Pandol Bros. to honor veterans
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:50 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has partnered with Pandol Bros. to honor veterans. Through Veterans Day, customers will find specially packaged red, black and green grapes in participating Tops Friendly Markets stores that will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Wilson Lions get spooky
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:50 pm
Wilson Lions Club held its annual pumpkin decorating contest on Saturday at the Wilson Community Library. Winners for this year's contest were: first place, Charlotte Tinder; second place, Rylee Faucett; and third place, Kenley Faucett.
DiNapoli: ESD falls short in evaluation of nearly $2 billion of economic development programs
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:45 pm
Empire State Development, the public authority responsible for administering many of New York state's economic development programs, has failed to fully evaluate most of its programs to determine if they are boosting the state's economy and promoting promised job and business growth, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
DiNapoli unveils tracker to monitor federal COVID-19 funding
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:45 pm
The Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has created a new online tool to monitor spending of federal recovery aid and COVID-19 relief programs in the state, including funds for excluded workers, child care providers, emergency rental and homeowner assistance, and small business recovery.
DiNapoli: State tax receipts exceed initial projections by $7.2 billion through first 6 months
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:45 pm
State tax receipts in state fiscal year (SFY) 2021-22 exceeded the enacted budget financial plan forecast (May estimates) by $7.2 billion through the end of September, according to the monthly state cash report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partner in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:45 pm
Throughout October, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The mall has teamed up with the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's breast and prostate peer education program to promote how early detection can save lives. From Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22, representatives will be on-site talking with shoppers about the importance of breast health, risk factors, and signs and symptoms.
LCA's 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald' returns to BBC
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:40 pm
At 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, the Lewiston Council on the Arts will present the eighth "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston.
American Heart Association fills key position
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:40 pm
The American Heart Association (AHA) announced a new member to its Buffalo-Niagara team.
City of Niagara Falls announces Halloween hours
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:40 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino recently announced Halloween in the City of Niagara Falls will be observed from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.
ABC will rock you with latest iteration of hit 'Singalong' franchise, 'The Queen Family Singalong'
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:10 pm
ABC announced "The Queen Family Singalong," the fourth installment of its successful "Singalong" franchise, will air Thursday, Nov. 4 (8-9 p.m. EDT). Emmy Award-winning actor and singer-songwriter Darren Criss is set to host.

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