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Women face unique risks for high blood pressure & stroke
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:45 am
Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood pressure, and nearly three-quarters of those with high blood pressure don't have it under control.
Hit the road this summer on 'Upstate Eats Trail'
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:45 am
Travelers looking for the next great American road trip will find it this summer along the newly launched "Upstate Eats Trail" connecting Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton.
Regional MWBE online opportunities expo series
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York state will host five events as part of the 2021 Regional Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises Online Opportunities Expo Series. The expos - which will connect MWBEs with New York agencies, expert resources, information on state projects, and tools to access state contracting opportunities - will run from June to August.
Cuomo signs first-in-nation HERO Act into law
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released this statement on Thursday:
Empire State Development launches database of economic incentives
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:15 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the database of economic incentives is now live on Open NY, New York's award-winning public data platform. It said the database is an accessible, searchable catalogue of ESD's economic development projects: "This dynamic platform further increases transparency into projects that receive ESD support."
During Tourism Week, WNY leaders highlight importance of welcoming back Canadian visitor
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Thursday by Visit Buffalo Niagara members and other community partners to observe National Travel & Tourism Week, which runs May 2-8. He highlighted the importance of safely reopening the border between the U.S. and Canada to support tourism jobs and economic growth.
Lymphedema education program
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:15 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN), supported by funding from Windsong Cares Foundation, will present a virtual Lymphedema Education Program on Tuesday, May 25. The guest speaker for the program will be Dr. Donna Gulick of OrthoSports Physical Therapy - recognized as one of the area's leading experts in lymphedema therapy and treatment.
444 tickets issued by State Police & local law enforcement during National Work Zone Awareness Week 'Operation Hardhat'
Fri, May 7th 2021 08:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York State Police and another law enforcement agency issued 444 tickets during last week's "Operation Hardhat" an initiative between law enforcement entities, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority, to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency operations along state highways.
Statement from Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Saniyya Dennis
Fri, May 7th 2021 08:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn released this statement on Thursday:
NCSO joins with Neighbors from Ring
Wed, May 5th 2021 05:05 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has joined Neighbors, which is Ring's app-based neighborhood watch program. The Neighbors app has the ability to alert users to crime and safety events within a radius of up to 5 miles of their home, and allows them to share videos or information about crime and safety events in their neighborhood anonymously.
Cuomo: Large-scale outdoor venue capacity increase with new fully vaccinated fan sections starting May 19
Wed, May 5th 2021 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced large-scale outdoor event venues will only be limited by the space available for patrons or parties of patrons to maintain the required social distance of 6 feet starting May 19. This will apply to outdoor sports, performing arts and live entertainment, and horse and auto racing venues statewide. Appropriate social distancing, masks and other applicable health protocols will still apply.
DEC announces May 18 virtual public meeting to discuss proposed sitewide cleanup plans at former Lackawanna Bethlehem Steel site
Wed, May 5th 2021 04:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in consultation with the State Department of Health, announced the two agencies are holding a virtual public meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, to review progress and answer questions about sitewide remediation efforts at the former Bethlehem Steel site in the City of Lackawanna.
Seneca Gaming Corp., Seneca Nation celebrate opening of Lounge 101 inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Wed, May 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Niagara County's leading entertainment resort unveiled a new destination with a familiar name that pays homage to a seminal moment in its history.
Broadway to fully reopen its doors this September
Wed, May 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced Broadway will fully reopen its doors this September, in accordance with the state's health and safety guidance. Beginning May 6, and throughout May, tickets for Broadway shows - which begin Sept. 14 - will be made available for sale at 100% of theater capacity.
Find out what it means when 'Respect' opens only in theaters
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:30 pm
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, "Respect" is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice. It stars Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson as Franklin.
Jill Pettigrew is grand prizewinner of poster art contest for Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:25 pm
Tops Friendly Markets and the Taste of Buffalo announced Jill Pettigrew, an artist from Batavia, is the grand prizewinner of the 2021 Taste of Buffalo Tops poster art contest.
'Art of Jazz' series at Kleinhans Music Hall announced for 2022
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:25 pm
In anticipation of the reopening of concert venues in time for the 2021-22 season, Kleinhans Music Hall announced the return of the "Art of Jazz" series in 2022 - including two of the shows canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and introducing two additional performers for a four-concert series.
PLAY/GROUND festival calls for artists
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:20 pm
The annual summer art event PLAY/GROUND will be held Aug. 6-15 at four locations in Buffalo. PLAY/GROUND is calling for artists for its annual event, which is sponsored by M&T Bank and organized by BICA (The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art) and Resource:Art.
Andrew Greer & Friends' 'Tune My Heart 2' offers intimate moments of worship from genre-spanning luminaries
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:55 am
Shepherding intimate moments of worship and devotion imbued with the joy of collaboration, Andrew Greer & Friends' "Tune My Heart 2...Songs of Goodness & Love" (Lucid Artists/MA'M Recordings) is set to bow May 21.
Nurses play a crucial role to help tobacco users improve their health
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:55 am
In today's world of health care, a nurse is often the first professional patients see during routine care visits. For tobacco users needing treatment to overcome nicotine addiction, nurses play a vital role in facilitating successful outcomes.
Higgins: Canada's proposed tax on US property owners could damage longstanding binational economic relationship
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, a staunch advocate for measures aimed at strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Canada, expressed concern about a measure in Canada's budget 2021 that imposes an additional 1% tax on non-Canadian residential property owners.
Destination Niagara: New Yorkers choosing to vacation in state will make a difference in 2021
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:50 am
In a statewide collaboration coordinated by the New York State Tourism Industry Association, New York state residents are being asked to "Roam the Empire" in 2021.
The Juicery in Delaware Park reopens under new management
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:50 am
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced a new partnership that brings nostalgia to Delaware Park: The Juicery will make its return to the kiosk at the Nottingham and Meadow Drive entrance thanks to Angelo Canna and business partner Jake Caprow.
Erie County continuing update of hazard mitigation plan
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:50 am
Erie County is updating its hazard mitigation plan. The HMP documents the county's vulnerability to natural and manmade hazards and identifies approaches to diminish the county's, cities', towns' and villages' vulnerability to those hazards.
Vince Neil added to 'Rockin' the Downs' series lineup
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:40 am
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on Tuesday announced Vince Neil, the legendary voice of Mötley Crüe, was added to the "Rockin' the Downs" concert series and will perform Friday, June 18.
Mike Tirico & Danica Patrick to be joined by Jimmie Johnson for NBC Sports studio coverage of 105th running of Indianapolis 500
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:40 am
As the month of May gets underway, NBC Sports announced Jimmie Johnson will join Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick for its studio coverage of the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge at 11 a.m. ET Sunday, May 30.
NBC looks to reunite with 'Law & Order,' 'Night Court'
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:40 am
The most successful brand in television history is expanding on its already impressive legacy with NBC's straight-to-series order of "Law & Order: For the Defense."
Barker School, Somerset Conservation Club partner for 'I Love My Park Day' project
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:20 am
To celebrate "I Love My Park Day," the Somerset Conservation Club teamed up with the Barker Central School Middle School on a birdhouse project. Creations were installed in Golden Hill State Park.
Catholic Health hospitals recognized for high-quality maternity care
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:10 am
Three Catholic Health hospitals in Erie and Niagara counties have been recognized by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York for high-quality maternity care as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Sisters of Charity Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston were named Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care. The three hospitals delivered more than 5,700 babies in 2019.
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, Catholic Charities' WIC to offer free tote, diapers & wipes to community
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:10 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) federal nutrition program is teaming up with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York to offer a "Diaper Days" event on Thursday, May 6, in Niagara County.
Catholic Health earns top Leapfrog safety grades 'A'gain
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:05 am
Catholic Health has again earned the Buffalo Niagara Region's highest cumulative overall score from The Leapfrog Group. In the spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade Report, they earned the only "A" safety grades in Erie and Niagara counties. In fact, Kenmore Mercy and Mount St. Mary's hospitals earned two of the 16 "A" grades given in all of New York.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary awards scholarships
Wed, May 5th 2021 08:45 am
Three employees of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center who are furthering their education in health care fields are this year's recipients of Esther L. Werner & Helene Barter Scholarships. Brittany LaVerdi, Andrea Galyn and Mikayla Scott received the stipends at a meeting of the Medical Center Auxiliary board of directors.
Cuomo signs extension of COVID-19 Emergency Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Act, Protect Our Small Businesses Act
Wed, May 5th 2021 08:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed an extension of the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 and the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act. The legislation (S.6362-A/A.7175-A) extends protections prohibiting residential and commercial evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic until Aug. 31.
Free citizen public health training program opens
Wed, May 5th 2021 08:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the citizen public health training course for New Yorkers to learn about preparedness for and prevention of public health emergencies from top public health experts will open on Wednesday, May 5.
Grand Island Garden Walk is back for 2021
Wed, May 5th 2021 07:00 am
Mark your calendars on July 11 for the return of the Grand Island Garden Walk.
The CW Network renews 'Kung Fu' & "DC's Stargirl" for 2021-22 season
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:45 pm
The CW Network has renewed two more series for the 2021-22 season, including a second season of "Kung Fu" and a third season of "DC's Stargirl," it was announced by Mark Pedowitz, chairman and CEO, The CW Network.
Phil Wickham releases 'La Batalla,' feat. Christine D'Clario
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:40 pm
Last Friday, Phil Wickham released "La Batalla" featuring Christine D'Clario. "La Batalla" is the Spanish version of Wickham's current No. 1 hit, "Battle Belongs." A lyric video also released and can be viewed below.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to host Chiavetta's chicken dinner at First Assembly of God
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:40 pm
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a drive-thru Chiavetta's chicken dinner fundraiser from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Niagara Falls First Assembly of God, 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd. The fundraiser will be held in partnership with the Niagara Regional Construction Alliance to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity's newest upcoming home, to be built this summer on 61st Street in Niagara Falls.
DEC announces May 20 virtual angler outreach
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the status of Lake Erie and upper Niagara River fisheries.
Buffalo City Mission: Nearly $40,000 commitment from Northtown Subaru's 'Share the Love' campaign
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Tuesday announced a $38.952.38 financial commitment from Northtown Subaru, a part of Northtown Automotive Companies.
 

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