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As COVID-19 restrictions lift across state, UB scientists find highly transmissible delta variant in Erie County
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:40 pm
University at Buffalo scientists who are doing genomic sequencing of COVID-19 samples report the delta variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Erie County. First identified in India and now responsible for a significant outbreak in the United Kingdom, the delta variant is believed to be as much as 200%, or twice as transmissible, as the original coronavirus strain.
Billy Ballenger collaborates with Jason Roy for 'Tree And The Nails'
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:35 pm
"Tree And The Nails," the debut radio single from singer/songwriter and pop vocalist Billy Ballenger, is impacting audiences across the country and is now available on streaming platforms. The ballad was penned by Ballenger, along with Jason Roy and Jesse Garcia of Christian radio mainstay Building 429. Roy also produced the song, which is garnering airplay.
Erie County Adult Protective Services receives funding from US Administration for Community Living
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Adult Protective Services division announced it will be receiving a grant for $275,732, the largest amount granted to any county in New York outside of New York City, to enhance, improve and expand the ability of APS to investigate allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation in the context of COVID-19.
Niagara County gives out Beacon of Hope Award to health department leadership
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature returned to meeting in person this week and acknowledged the leadership team of the Niagara County Health Department for its "tremendous efforts in leading the county through the pandemic."
Niagara University's Carrie Teresa launches 'The Adolescentia Project: Love Letters to the Albums of Our Youth'
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:30 pm
The teenage years are notoriously difficult to navigate. Often, music helps us to manage the stress, uncertainty and excitement of those volatile years, giving us the courage to become who we are as adults. A recently launched digital music archive, "The Adolescentia Project," shares that collective experience while exploring musical identity, media culture, and nostalgia through stories about the albums that changed our lives when we were 14 years old.
Amid COVID-19, UB researchers improve air safety for BPO
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:30 pm
It's not every day that UB researchers help ensure that beautiful music plays on at Kleinhans Music Hall. Still, that's precisely what happened this spring.
Artpark lifts COVID-19 restrictions for all venues
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:20 pm
Upon hearing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions, Artpark & Company has changed its coronavirus policies for 2021.
Op-Ed: This Father's Day, become tobacco-free for your children
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York State Smokers' Quitline wishes all fathers a happy and healthy Father's Day, and reminds those who smoke about free resources for becoming tobacco-free. Free coaching and free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) medications with shipping are available by calling 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or by visiting nysmokefree.com.
Village of Lewiston HPC to hold special meeting
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 05:00 pm
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, the Village of Lewiston Historical Preservation Commission will hold a work session in the mayor's office at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Melissa Etheridge to perform at Artpark on Aug. 24
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 04:40 pm
Melissa Etheridge will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. The concert is part of "Tuesdays in the Park" with featured act sponsor Miller Lite.
Cuomo: COVID-19 restrictions lifted as 70% of adults have received first dose of vaccine
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 03:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. The state's health guidance and "New York Forward" industry-specific guidelines - including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing - are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings.
AWOLNATION earns RIAA Diamond certification for breakout single 'Sail'
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:30 pm
AWOLNATION joins an elite pantheon of artists with the news of their mega-hit single "Sail" earning a Diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Spice Girls celebrate 25th anniversary of 'Wannabe'
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:25 pm
Tell me what you want, what you really, really want! The biggest selling girl band of all time, the Spice Girls, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut hit single "Wannabe" in style, by launching the #IAmASpiceGirl campaign and releasing an all-new limited edition EP. "Wannabe25," which will be available to stream from July 9 and physically on July 23 via UMe / Virgin.
Carrie Underwood to release 'My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman Concert' on July 23
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:25 pm
Seven-time Grammy Award winner and three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood has recorded her first-ever gospel live performance DVD, "My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman." The DVD will be released internationally on July 23 by Gaither Music Group in partnership with Capitol Records Nashville with distribution by Capitol Christian Music Group/Universal.
Ellie Holcomb shares 'Color' from forthcoming 'Canyon'
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:25 pm
Singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb released a new song, "Color," from her forthcoming album "Canyon," which is available June 25. Along with "Color," Holcomb released another music video for the song that was filmed at Big Bend National Park and directed by Shelby Goldsmith. The song was co-written with Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE. Click below to watch or here to listen to "Color."
Dropkick Murphys & Rancid to perform at Artpark Aug. 22
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:15 pm
The Dropkick Murphys & Rancid with special guests The Bronx will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, as part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops returns to Niagara Square July 10 & 11
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:25 pm
The nation's largest two-day food festival, Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, returns to downtown Buffalo on Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11. Enjoy culinary delights from 26 restaurants and food trucks, two New York state wineries, and live music along Delaware Avenue from Huron into and throughout Niagara Square.
Erie County Fair: Daily flag retreat ceremony to honor veterans & active military
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:20 pm
The 181st Erie County Fair will honor veterans and active military during its daily flag retreat ceremony at Slade Park. Now in its third year, this patriotic tradition will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, and continue each evening during the fair's 12-day run.
Niagara Falls artist Nate Reilly putting final touches on Whirlpool Avenue mural
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:20 pm
Artist Nate Reilly will be putting the finishing touches on his new mural on Whirlpool Avenue on Tuesday as part of the NF Murals project spearheaded by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
Kearns marks Flag Day with relaunch of veterans post restoration 'Pledge for the Posts' fundraiser
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and The Veterans Post Restoration of Erie County NY Inc., a not-for-profit comprised of American Legion, AMVETS, Marine Corps League and VFW posts throughout Erie County, announced they are again working collaboratively to upgrade handicapped-accessibility and other much-needed repairs at the posts.
Restaino: New Falls playground to be installed at Garden Avenue
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced plans to install a new playground at 1031 Garden Ave. His team said, "This project had been promised to the community but was not completed and had been highly anticipated by the neighboring community and residents."
$105 million in grant funding for nonprofit arts & culturals, artists
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $105 million in critical arts and cultural funding through the New York State Council on the Arts, including a program to reinvigorate near-term live performances that opens for applications Wednesday. The grants will aid in the arts sector's multiyear recovery from COVID-19 and spur the revitalization of New York's creative economy, which fosters $123 billion annually in economic activity and supports more than 500,000 jobs statewide.
NYS Office for the Aging launches partnership with Association on Aging & Selfhelp to bring Virtual Senior Center into homes of older adults
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:10 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) announced a partnership with the Association on Aging in New York and Selfhelp Community Services to bring Selfhelp's Virtual Senior Center (VSC) into the homes of older New Yorkers to improve connectivity, combat social isolation, improve health and wellness. Launching initially with 20 pilot counties, the VSC will be available as a tool to help organizations bring their communities online for more than 700 potential AAA's.
BBB alert: Keep an eye out for door-to-door salespeople
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:10 pm
We're starting to see them back on the streets: door-to-door salespeople. They're out there offering meat, paving services, magazine subscriptions, security alarms, or other products and services.
NYS landmarks to be lit blue & gold, with firework displays in recognition of reaching 70% of single dose vaccinations
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced landmarks across the state will be lit blue and gold tonight in celebration of reaching 70% of New York adults receiving their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. In addition to these lightings, firework displays will be held at 10 sites across the state beginning at 9:15 p.m.
Higgins urges expediency as US-Canada plan for border reopening
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:30 pm
With United States and Canadian officials expected to discuss plans to reopen the border, Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement urging both nations to act with urgency:
Aquarium of Niagara earns accreditation by Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has earned accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), an international accrediting body for zoos and aquariums that display marine mammals.
UB providing dental care to WNY patients with disabilities through early July
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:25 pm
To deliver crucial dental treatment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, many of whom face immense barriers to oral health care, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has partnered with Arc of Genesee Orleans to provide care to patients with disabilities in Western New York throughout the summer.
Higgins: Over $4.9 million for Hauptman-Woodward Institute
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $4,911,595 for Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) to establish the National Crystallization Center. The five-year grant, awarded through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, will enable scientists and researchers across the nation to access HWI's state-of-the-art disease research equipment, technology and expertise.
Cuomo announces education and equitable enforcement campaign to boost pedestrian safety
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced law enforcement will be participating in the "Operation See! Be Seen!" pedestrian safety campaign from June 11-24 to decrease pedestrian-involved crashes.
Lance Cpl. Frederick Ziomek's name added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:15 pm
During a recent ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, Congressman Brian Higgins honored the service and sacrifice of Lance Cpl. Frederick Ziomek. He was joined by Tom Thompson, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77; and Paul Marzello, president and CEO of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. They marked the addition of Ziomek to the Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument.
Niagara County announces upcoming closing of portion of Lockport Road
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:15 pm
Niagara County Department of Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal on Monday announced the pending closing of Lockport Road, just east of Walmore Road. Electronic message boards were erected Monday, warning travelers the road is scheduled to be closed, except for local traffic, beginning on Monday, June 21. Motorists will need to follow the detour route from Ward Road to Niagara Falls Boulevard to Walmore Road.
Following Higgins' request, CBP launches virtual interviews for Trusted Traveler Program renewals
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed news U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a new pilot program to allow Trusted Traveler Program members to conduct renewal interviews virtually. The initiative comes after Higgins sent a letter requesting CBP and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) resume NEXUS interviews, despite ongoing travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada, by allowing the required in-person interview to be held online.
Juneteenth: History of freeing slaves told through GI library exhibit
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 07:00 am
When President Abraham Lincoln officially freed the slaves in 1863 with his Emancipation Proclamation, it changed the legal status of millions of slaves, but it didn't actually set them all free.
As New Yorkers plan their 'staycations' FASNY reminds families to stay safe
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 07:00 am
With the warm weather rolling in, many New Yorkers are eager to begin traveling and planning their summer vacation. Although U.S. travel restrictions are easing as more individuals get vaccinated, many people are still opting out of long-distance vacations. Many families will still practice "stay-cations," or "stay close-to-home vacations," as they adjust to a more post-pandemic lifestyle.
GardenFest takes to Center Street this weekend
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 07:00 am
Members of the Lewiston Garden Club recently met with representatives from the Wegmans Military Road Store to thank them for sponsoring the container garden contest at GardenFest 2021, taking place June 19 and 20 on Center Street. Organizers are encouraging both adults and children to enter the contest. Be as creative as you want to be or submit a traditional entry.
Niagara SPCA to host car show
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 07:00 am
On the behalf of the WNY Hotrods & Classics Inc., the Niagara SPCA will host its second annual "Fast & Furrryous Car Show." This all-ages fundraising event will take place from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 17, on the Niagara SPCA grounds, 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls.
'New Music in the Park' debuts at Artpark
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 06:55 am
Lewiston's first outdoor concert of the summer took place Sunday at Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St. Emerald Grove was the site of the debut of Artpark & Company's "New Music in the Park."
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 11, 2021
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 04:00 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 11, 2021
 

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