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Old Fort Niagara to present Medal of Honor program
Thu, Mar 14th 2024 07:00 am
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, Old Fort Niagara will present a free Zoom lecture about Niagara County's own Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Frank Gaffney. The talk will feature author John Strasburg, who recently published a book titled "He Charged Alone," a chronicle of Gaffney's life.
Firefighters Association seeks to boost volunteer firefighter recruitment with 15th annual RecruitNY campaign
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
To kick off its 15th annual RecruitNY weekend, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York recently released a survey of New York state residents' perceptions of volunteer firefighters. The results showed 49% of New Yorkers expressed interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter.
New York Power Authority seeks developers for SUNY Niagara Community College solar project
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
The New York Power Authority is seeking developers to implement an up to 6 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) energy project with the option of battery energy storage at SUNY Niagara Community College in Sanborn.
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo receives Beacon Award for Excellence
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
The cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has earned the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The award recognizes the nation's highest performing hospital patient care units for excellence in professional practice, patient care, and clinical outcomes.
$102 million awarded to NFTA for rapid transit line
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive a $102 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to design and construct a low- or no-emission bus rapid transit line.
Villa Maria announces leadership gift from Scott Bieler Family Foundation to transform library into academic resource center
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
Villa Maria College has announced the creation of the Scott Bieler Center for Academic Excellence.
WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party to take place Friday
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
The 40th annual St. Patrick's Day celebration, presented by the Niagara Falls Ancient Order of Hibernians, will take place this Friday, March 15. The group will host area's largest St. Patrick's Day party at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, located at 101 Old Falls St. The event kicks off at 4:45 p.m. with the "World's Shortest Parade" at the corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Old Falls Street.
GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, local icons, to light the night in yellow & blue celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
On Thursday, March 21, aka World Down Syndrome Day, GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center will partner with many of the region's iconic buildings and attractions to shine a yellow and blue light on WNY.
Youngstown Lions Club to host Easter egg hunt
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 03:05 pm
All children between the ages of 1 and 10 are invited to come to Fort Niagara State Park on Saturday morning, March 30, with their parents or guardians, to participate in the Youngstown Easter egg hunt.
'The Path of Totality and Your Wellness': 'Spectrum Health Journey' podcast discusses solar eclipse
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 03:00 pm
Monday, April 8, will be a day for the history books in Western New York: This region is in the path of totality for a solar eclipse, and there are plenty of opportunities to engage around this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Fallsview Food and Drink Fest just got more flavorful
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 03:00 pm
The second annual Fallsview Food & Drink Fest is back, with this year even more flavorful than ever - having evolved from two to four indulgent days of food and fun!
WNY Scout Council teams up with FeedMore WNY, Tops Friendly Markets to hold 'Scouting for Food' drive
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 09:30 am
The Western New York Scout Council of Boy Scouts of America will go door-to-door collecting food donations for FeedMore WNY and area pantries this month through its "Scouting for Food" initiative. The Western New York Scout Council is partnering with Tops Friendly Markets and FeedMore WNY to expand the food drive and ensure more donations for neighbors experiencing food insecurity.
Niagara Falls Landfill announces infrastructure enhancements
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 11:55 pm
Niagara Falls Landfill is investing more than $400,000 in its gas collection and control system this spring as part of its annual odor management program. Work began today.
Downtown Mystic releases new album 'Rock'n'Roll 4 The Soul'
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:10 pm
The sonic landscape of DownTown Mystic embodies the essence of American rock 'n' roll, combining storytelling lyrics with classic guitars and analog recording techniques. Drawing inspiration from acts like Buffalo Springfield and Rockpile, DownTown Mystic crafts a style that feels both timeless and current.
National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:05 pm
Pause your scrolling for a moment and save this number to your phone's contact list: 1-800-222-1222.
NYS Department of Labor recognizes Equal Pay Day, affirms commitment to closing gender wage gap
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:05 pm
Today, on Equal Pay Day, the New York State Department of Labor recognizes the persistent struggle against the gender wage gap, and reiterates its commitment to achieving pay equity in New York state.
DEC announces 2024 'I BIRD NY' Challenge
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of the 2024 "I BIRD NY" Challenge for birders of all ages and abilities. The challenge provides opportunities to identify birds and learn about birdlife and awards program finishers with a commemorative "I BIRD NY" Challenge patch and the chance to win birding equipment.
Fidelis Care awards more than $150,000 in maternal health grants to 9 organizations across NYS
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:05 pm
Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan with more than 2.5 million members in New York state and a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corp., has announced the distribution of $158,000 in grants to nine not-for-profit organizations that support maternal health and wellness.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases 50 ways New Yorkers can save money
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:00 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) shares its money savings guide, which offers 50 ways New Yorkers can save and manage finances on everyday expenses. The guide includes tips for saving money on groceries, utilities, transportation, shopping and entertainment.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center brings first 3T MRI unit to Niagara County
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 01:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) announced the opening of its MRI Imaging Center of Niagara, a landmark development in Niagara County's medical diagnostic capabilities.
Slash to bring S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival to Artpark
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 10:55 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, Slash will bring his S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival to the Artpark Amphitheater on Tuesday, July 30. The 5:30 p.m. concert also will feature Keb' Mo', ZZ Ward and Robert Randolph. S.E.R.P.E.N.T. stands for Solidarity, Engagement, Restore, Peace, Equality N' Tolerance. Starring Slash on all dates, the festival is a celebration of the blues.
Rod Stewart, The Offspring to perform at Fallsview's OLG Stage this July
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 10:55 am
Prepare to be blown again once again by the presence of legendary rock star Sir Rod Stewart on Sept. 15, as he serenades fans with his distinctive voice, suave dance moves and classic songs. On July 10, one of the most popular punk rock bands of the '90s and American icons, The Offspring will bring their electric energy to the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino.
President's budget designates $155 million for Buffalo District projects
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 10:10 am
The president's budget for fiscal year 2025, released yesterday, includes more than $7.2 billion in discretionary funding for the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with just over $155 million set aside for Buffalo District projects.
DEC announces falconry, wildlife rehabilitator, and leashed tracking dog examinations
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 09:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals are scheduled for April 12. DEC is offering the examinations online and at no cost to participants to increase access to the examinations.
The CW Network, Roku Originals & Stan team for original scripted series 'Good Cop/Bad Cop'
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 09:25 am
The CW Network, Roku Originals and Stan have teamed up for the original scripted series "Good Cop/Bad Cop" starring Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl"), Luke Cook ("Katy Keene," "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina") and Clancy Brown.
Obituary: Roberta A. Lorence
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 07:00 am
Roberta A. Lorence (nee Cronin) of Grand Island entered into rest March 6, 2024.
Niagara Aerospace Museum: Lindsey Lauren Visser new executive director
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 04:15 pm
The Niagara Aerospace Museum (NiAM) announces the appointment of Lindsey Lauren Visser as the organization's new executive director.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen New York National Guard members & State Trooper
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 04:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday directed flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise on March 11 until interment in honor of fallen members of the New York National Guard, Casey Frankoski and John Grassia. Grassia also served as a New York State Trooper.
'Phantoms of the Opera Hall' on stage eclipse weekend
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:30 pm
On April 8, there will be a total solar eclipse - one of the most spectacular events in nature - and Lewiston is in the direct path of totality. To commemorate this event, the Opera Hall Players, who formerly presented the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks, have been rehearsing to a brand-new show: "Phantoms of the Opera Hall."
DEC issues public safety information & viewing guidance ahead of 2024 solar eclipse
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos is providing valuable tips to help the public prepare to recreate safely and responsibly as New Yorkers count down the days to the highly anticipated total solar eclipse, which occurs Monday, April 8.
Lewiston Council on the Arts continues 'Conversations with..." series
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will continue its "Conversations with..." series with several programs to be held at the Red Brick Municipal Building at 145 S. Fourth St.
Niagara Falls Americans announce 2024 schedule
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Americans of the PGCBL are ready for their inaugural season at Sal Maglie Stadium this summer.
Cheektowaga man pleads guilty to 15 felony charges in 8 crimes involving high-end vehicle theft in Erie County
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Richard E. Lucas III of Cheektowaga pleaded guilty on Friday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to numerous felony charges in eight separate criminal cases.
ECHDC board meets and approves items for Buffalo's waterfront
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:00 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved a number of measures to promote Buffalo's waterfront and the Erie Canal bicentennial, continue to advance ECHDC's projects on the waterfront, and protect ECHDC's assets.
NU receives grant to support students in clinical mental health counseling program
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 02:55 pm
There is an increasing need for mental health professionals in the U.S. A new scholarship at Niagara University will support students studying for this growing specialty.
Artpark announces triple-bill with Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Vertical Horizon
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 11:25 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 11. It's a 6 p.m. start, with special guest Vertical Horizon.
HEALTHeLINK launches community health dashboard
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 11:05 am
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, announced the launch of its HEALTHeWNY dashboard, the first-of-its-kind tool to improve interventions for public and community health.
American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb Buffalo is March 23 at Seneca One Tower
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 11:05 am
Registration is open for the annual Fight For Air Climb Buffalo, taking place at 8:30 a.m. March 23 at Seneca One Tower, 1 Seneca St., Buffalo. This year's participants will climb 594 steps, up 32 flights, to raise awareness and more than $250,000 to support research, advocacy and education for those with lung diseases and lung cancer.
Make a positive impact: Give blood with the Red Cross
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 11:05 am
As spring approaches, the American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply. People of all blood types - especially those with type O blood - are critical to ensuring hospitals can meet the daily demand for lifesaving transfusions.
Comedian Andrew Dice Clay at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino this June
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 11:05 am
Prepare for two nights of comedic magic as Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino presents the incomparable Andrew Dice Clay in the Bear's Den Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 21-22. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, March 15.

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