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DEC postpones April 26 Lake Erie angler outreach event
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is postponing the annual state of Lake Erie angler outreach event.
Higgins: $257 million+ to improve & advance clean and efficient transportation in NYS
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced New York will receive $257,806,980 in federal funding over the next five years through a new carbon reduction program, included in the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law," and designed to reduce transportation emissions.
Hochul: $232 million in additional food assistance for April
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for April. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment this month, which will result in New York state's economy receiving roughly $232 million in federal funding.
New York Power Authority secures 'significant investments' to advance NYS electric grid & clean energy goals
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:35 am
The New York Power Authority, marking Earth Week, has sold more than $608 million in green bonds to finance capital expenditures related to the Power Authority's development of electricity transmission in New York state.
Stella Niagara second quarter honor roll
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:10 am
Stella Niagara Education Park announced the following students were named to honor roll for the second quarter of the 2021-22 academic year.
St. John Lutheran honor roll
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:05 am
Katie Gundell, principal of St. John Lutheran School at Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, announced the honor roll for the third quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
Niagara Wheatfield third-quarter honor rolls
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:05 am
Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
Mount St. Mary Academy 3rd quarter honor roll
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:05 am
Mount St. Mary Academy announced its list of honor roll students for the third quarter. Local pupils include:
Groundbreaking UB study tackles question that haunts people with MS: Why do some develop severe disease while others never do?
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
This spring, a group of Western New Yorkers with multiple sclerosis will begin helping University at Buffalo researchers break new ground in the study of this unpredictable, neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly 3 million people around the globe. Like many northern cities around the world, Buffalo has a higher incidence of MS than more southern locations.
Cheri Keaggy returns with 'What I Know To Be True'
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and trailblazing worship artist Cheri Keaggy returns with "What I Know To Be True" June 3. Co-produced by Keaggy and Grammy, Dove and ASCAP Golden Note award-winning guitarist/vocalist Phil Keaggy, "What I Know To Be True" features 15 songs penned by Cheri Keaggy.
Take an offbeat odyssey into animal (and human) behavior with National Geographic Wildlife photographer Vincent J. Musi
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
"National Geographic Live's 2022 Speaker Series," the touring events that bring to life the awe-inspiring and remarkable stories of National Geographic Explorers, concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, with Vincent J. Musi's "Where the Wild Things Live."
Diversity, equity and inclusion platform wins UB entrepreneurship competition
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
A platform that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts within institutions by empowering instructors and participants through guided social discussion took first place April 20 at the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).
Adjustment in COVID-19 transmission rate will not result in additional mandates for town, schools
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Although Erie County's coronavirus community transmission level was adjusted from "low" to "medium" last week, there will be no change in town or school district rules, say both Town Supervisor John Whitney and Grand Island Central School District School Superintendent Dr. Brian Graham.
The Queen City never sleeps: Buffalo's underrated FGC scene
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 09:30 pm
Buffalo, New York - the "Queen City" of New York state. When people think Buffalo, their mind usually jumps to chicken wings and football fans jumping into folding tables. One thing that usually doesn't come to mind is the world of esports.
A peek at meditation
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 09:15 pm
To meditate is "to engage in mental exercise (such as concentration on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness," as defined by Merriam Webster. Meditation is practiced in several religious traditions, and it can help significantly with stress, anxiety and depression, and it can enhance peace, perception and overall well-being.
Niagara University's ESPN program soaring high under Kyle Barker's guidance
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 09:05 pm
The beauty of being the person in charge of a new department is the freedom to shape it in your image, and watch it grow into a product of your own creation. However, this can also be the scariest way of looking at it.
Ryan announces increased funding for New York's cultural institutions in state budget
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 04:15 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined representatives from several local arts and cultural organizations at the Buffalo History Museum to announce the state budget for fiscal year 2022-23 includes $20 million in new aid for cultural institutions in upstate New York, in addition to more than $40 million in operating aid for these organizations throughout the state.
DEC: Highly pathogenic avian influenza detected in New York's wild birds
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 04:15 pm
The Department of Environmental Conservation announced the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been found in multiple wild bird species in several areas of New York state. No known HPAI human infections are documented in the U.S., and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these recent cases of HPAI do not present an immediate public health concern.
The revival of vintage: Everything you need to know to be thrift-savvy
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 03:25 pm
"Vintage" is a term used (in fashion) to describe old clothing made between 20 and 100 years ago.
Niagara Post Theater: A future 'entertainment toolbox'
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 03:10 pm
For five decades, the Niagara Post Theater in Old Fort Niagara State Park sat unused, until a group of local theater enthusiasts led by Dave Graf saw something in it and decided to take action.
Linking literacy to movement: Field work for Niagara University's future teachers
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 02:50 pm
Niagara University is one of the top-ranked schools for students pursuing a career in the field of education. One feature that puts Niagara's program toward the top of the list is that teacher candidates are placed into real-life classroom settings beginning in their first year of study.
Concern for climate change high among college students
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 02:25 pm
For students and young people, global warming is one of the most pressing issues.
The Burton: A legendary bar in a small college town
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 02:15 pm
Located in Allegany, roughly 60 miles south of Buffalo, The Burton is one of the most notable bar-restaurants in town. It has made a long-lasting impact on St. Bonaventure University alumni and the locals of the Allegany area. It is widely known for its famous "Burton Burger," the "best burger in town."
Face of Maryvale baseball looks to build on legacy
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 02:05 pm
Maryvale's star catcher, Dalton Harper, has made quite the name for himself over his career with the Flyers. In just three seasons with Maryvale, Harper has set the school record in career homeruns at seven, along with the season record at five in 2021. He is also currently second all-time in doubles (20) and is just four runs batted in away from the school record (65).
It is possible to reach Victory - on and off the court
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 01:55 pm
Victory Academy - a middle school AAU basketball organization in the Xenia-Dayton, Ohio, area - is a newly founded, faith-based program focused on providing an experience involving faith, fundamentals and fun through the teachings of the game of basketball.
Behind the curtain at Creative Motion Studios
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 01:45 pm
It is July 2011 and the lifelong dream of a little girl is about to come true as Natalie Orr-Andrea opens Creative Motion Studios with the slogan "Move and Be Moved."
Online shopping, what's the hype? Here's 10 reasons why you should surf the web
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 12:25 pm
Forgetting to pack a toothbrush in your suitcase, missing an essential part for your new car project or even stampeding the sales rack during Black Friday weekend are all things we don't have to worry or think twice about anymore.
Advice for traveling to Costa Rica from previous travelers
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 12:05 pm
It is a bright, sunny afternoon. You are sitting on a porch that is only 50 feet from the water. There is a slight breeze and a smell of the salty water nearby. You hear the calls of birds and the swaying of the trees in the wind. You see the monkeys swinging from tree to tree, and the waves crashing against the sand. You are rocking back and forth in a comfy chair.
Traveler advisory: Niagara Falls Boulevard at Erie & Shawnee in North Tonawanda
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Transportation advised motorists the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard (U.S. Route 62) at Erie Avenue and Shawnee Road (State Route 425) in the City of North Tonawanda will be closed to traffic beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 9. The closure is necessary to facilitate repairs to the railroad crossing by CSX, and is expected to last three days - weather permitting.
WNY firefighters join FASNY as RecruitNY campaign returns for 13th year
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
On Tuesday, the Wendelville Fire Department hosted the kick-off event for the annual RecruitNY campaign in Western New York. Members from the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY), along with fire service officials from Niagara County and county legislators highlighted the weekend in which volunteer fire departments across New York state open their doors to residents with the goal to increase membership.
'Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions' in Western New York at CAM
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
"Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions in Western New York" is a documentary video series celebrating local expressions of Armenian culture and heritage. The series is produced by the folk arts program at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University and the Buffalo Documentary Project.
Treating chronic pelvic pain without drugs focus of $3.3 million NIH award to UB expert on drug-free treatments
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
A University at Buffalo expert on the behavioral treatment of chronic pain disorders has been awarded $3.3 million from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a five-year clinical study of drug-free behavioral treatments for chronic pelvic pain in men and women.
New round of 'Cannabis Conversations'
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled a new round of public service advertisements in the "Cannabis Conversations" campaign, New York's first public education initiative focused on informing New Yorkers on the state's cannabis law. This wave of the campaign goes into more depth on the dangers of impaired driving, the risks of youth cannabis use, how to safely store cannabis in a home, and how to respectfully consume cannabis in public.
Marijuana seized at Port of Buffalo valued at quarter of a million dollars
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Buffalo seized 106 pounds of marijuana in a commercial shipment.
Attorney General James distributes first funds from opioid settlements to Western New York
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 04:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday distributed the first round of payments from the opioid settlements to counties in Western New York and Buffalo.
New service added at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:50 pm
Starting May 14 and continuing every second Saturday of the month, St. Paul's Episcopal Church will offer an informal contemporary service at 4 p.m. This includes contemporary Christian music, an informal Eucharist, and talk, with music provided by Doug Wintersteen and Mark Leffler from the group Nite Cruise.
'Jurassic World Live Tour' returns to Buffalo Oct. 21-23
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
"Jurassic World Live Tour" returns to KeyBank Center from Oct. 21-23. A press release called it "an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that brings the wonder and thrills of 'Jurassic World' to generations of fans."
Rainbow Kitten Surprise to perform at Artpark on Sept. 3
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
Alt-rock band Rainbow Kitten Surprise will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22. Special guest Twen will open the concert, which is presented by Live Nation.
26 Shirts completes volume 10 of shirts, raising $1.4 million+ for local charities & families in need
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
On Tuesday, April 26, 26 Shirts will celebrate the completion of 10 volumes of shirts and more than $1.4 million raised to date for local charities and families in need.
Web development and game design students 'breakout'
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
Students in Michelle LeFauve's web development and game design program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently completed a fun project. In order to prepare for their final project of the year - building a breakout game/escape rooms - they tried their hands at solving a breakout game.
 

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