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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.
UPDATED: Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building closed for cleaning
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 11:00 am
The building - which also includes a basement gymnasium and a second-floor suite of offices and fitness studios - closed to the public at 8 a.m. Monday. It is still being tested as of this publication. Results are due sometime around Oct. 13.
Zach Williams debuts 'A Hundred Highways'
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 09:55 am
Zach Williams, the two-time Grammy Award and multi-GMA Dove award-winner, and multi-Platinum-selling singer/songwriter, officially releases his new album, "A Hundred Highways," today. The 15-track project is available courtesy of Sony Music/ Provident Entertainment.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveils new meeting space
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 09:55 am
Thursday afternoon, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) unveiled the newly designed RMHC of WNY Meeting Center. A press release said the venue's interior is "designed with a warm and modern theme, which includes photography collage walls showcasing previous guests."
Erie County District Attorney's Office observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 09:55 am
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, District Attorney John J. Flynn reminds the residents of Erie County that his office remains a resource for victims of domestic violence and will continue to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
AAG Clarke & US Attorney Ross launch 'United Against Hate' program in Buffalo
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 09:55 am
On Thursday, Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department's civil rights division joined U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross for the Western District of New York to announce a new initiative to combat unlawful acts of hate in the Western District of New York.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen FDNY EMS LT. Alison Russo-Elling
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff today in honor of fallen FDNY EMS Lt. Alison Russo-Elling. Flags should be lowered to half-staff at sunrise and returned to full-staff following Russo-Elling's funeral service.
Lewiston Town Board discusses preliminary 2023 budget, NIMAC visit, ice rink
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
Lewiston Town Board members had an active session Monday. Included in their discussions was the 2023 proposed town budget; a public hearing on a revised site plan for the LMK Realty Associates' Northridge Drive proposed subdivision; a presentation by the Niagara Military Affairs Council; and this season's plans for the Lewiston Family Ice Rink in Academy Park.
Catholic Health hosts 'Career Carnival' at downtown headquarters
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
Come one, come all to Catholic Health's first-ever "Career Carnival" on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its administrative and regional training center, located at 144 Genesee St., Buffalo.
Niagara Community Action Program: Warm in the winter - cool in the summer
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
The Weatherization Assistance Program was created at the federal level in 1976 in response to a national energy crisis. Since its inception, it has continued to serve as the nation's core program for delivering energy-efficient services to low-income households in every state in America with priority given to the elderly, persons with disabilities, and households with children.
DEC: Invasive aquatic plant hydrilla found in Niagara River
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant, was found at two additional locations along the eastern shore of the Niagara River. The aquatic invasive was found and treated at a marina in North Tonawanda last year. This past summer, a hydrilla plant found by a boat steward during a routine inspection prompted another round of surveys along the Niagara River.
$150 million in funding opportunities for arts & culture organizations
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a record $150 million in capital funding will be available for arts and culture organizations through the New York State Council on the Arts' Capital Projects Fund. The fund has two grant categories: small and midsized capital improvement grants and large capital improvement grants.
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Sept. 30, 2022
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 09:35 pm
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