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Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 11:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The six-week course is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays, beginning Sept. 8, at the North Tonawanda Public Library.
Buffalo AKG unveils tallest mural to date, first on public housing development
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 11:30 am
On Monday, the Buffalo AKG Art Museum formally unveiled a new mural on the southeast fa├žade of Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments (LBJ) at 167 Humboldt Parkway, a Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) public housing development that primarily houses elderly and disabled residents.
Lockport CARES chicken BBQ
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 07:00 am
Lockport CARES will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at 555 Davison Road, Lockport. The cost is $15.
New York State Department of Labor announces expansion of virtual career center to help businesses find skilled workers
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 05:15 pm
As part of its ongoing commitment to support businesses statewide, the New York State Department of Labor announced a new service to help businesses "swiftly find skilled job candidates, at no cost."
Newest Park Police class sought by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 05:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) is looking for the next class of Park Police officer trainees committed to protecting the State Park system's record 79 million annual visitors.
Back to school and back online: Catholic Charities mental health counselors share tips for parents & caregivers
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
According to a U.S. surgeon general's advisory issued earlier this year, there are increasing concerns about the impact of social media, both positively and negatively, on youth mental health. With the start of a new school year weeks away, the mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Buffalo are sharing tips for caregivers to help keep their children and teens safe online.
The Dodds find freedom and rest in 'The Light Sessions'
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
"The Light Sessions," the highly anticipated new EP from Texas-based husband/wife duo The Dodds, arrives Aug. 25. Produced by Tyler Dodds, the six-song set is hallmarked by ambient, ethereal soundscapes. It showcases three worshipful originals penned by The Dodds, as well as an artful reimagination of the sacred favorite "In The Garden," and an evocative cover of Jill Phillips' 1999 classic "I Am."
AAA: Gas prices appear to stabilize
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.85, 2 cents higher than last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.96. The New York state average is $3.92, up 2 cents from a week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.35.
New York State Insurance Fund has returned $585 million to businesses
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Insurance Fund, New York state's largest workers' compensation insurer, allocated $585 million to New York employers last year through its dividends and return-of-premium programs. Her team said, "Every year, NYSIF returns funds to New York state businesses that prioritize worker safety protocols and exhibit strong safety records."
'Big R': Southern Ontario Sprints headline Friday night show
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
Ransomville Speedway will see the anticipated return of the Southern Ontario Sprints this coming Friday night, with support from Beyer Trucking, Parco Builders and Clark Rigging. The racing program features the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
Hochul updates New Yorkers on state's ongoing efforts to shelter and support asylum seekers
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday updated New Yorkers on "the state's ongoing efforts to support asylum seekers, help them find shelter, and connect them with critical social services as they arrive in New York." This includes $250 million in funding already sent to New York City, "progress resulting from continued advocacy with the federal government, and additional National Guard deployments."
Calling all gardeners: Concert at 'Gardens of Compassion' to combine gardens, gratitude & 'Grassroots Gamelan Music Series'
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:25 pm
Community Missions invites the public to a free concert at its "Gardens of Compassion" community space on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls. This event is rain or shine, and refreshments will be provided.
Erie County Fair: WNY community breaks food drive record
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:25 pm
The Erie County Fair announced the opening-day food drive brought in a record-breaking 140,834 pounds of food from the community.
Clarence Center creator takes top prize in first Lewiston Art Festival appearance
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 09:00 am
Renee Arno made a grand debut at the 57th annual Lewiston Art Festival, with her stained-glass lamp earning Best of Show on Saturday.
Erie County cares about your pets
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am
As last week marked the official end of the "dog days of summer," families will be taking their final vacations, enjoying as many beach days as possible, and flocking to the county and state fairs all before pumpkin spice and shorter days take over. This summer has been nothing short of ideal and, after the winter we had, we absolutely deserved every beautiful day.
'Trash to treasure' sale at St. Leo's Parish Center
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am
St. Leo's Parish Center will hold a "trash to treasure" sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls. Food will be available 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards seek stompers to fight pediatric cancer
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am
Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards are registering teams to "Stomp Out Pediatric Cancer" in observation of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.
'Farewell to Summer' evening event returns
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am
After a pandemic hiatus, the annual "Farewell to Summer" gala evening returns on Thursday, Sept. 7. Invited to attend is The Most Rev. Michael Fisher, bishop of Buffalo. The annual event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Kiebzak's Beginnings, 38 Crocker St., Sloan. All proceeds will benefit "Seminarians of the Diocese of Buffalo."
New mural painted on Grand Island Memorial Library walls
Sat, Aug 12th 2023 07:00 am
Terry Klaaren and his assistant, Anita Long, had just started painting a mural in the children's section of the Grand Island Memorial Library on Aug. 1, when a woman approached them, saying that her granddaughter was an artist.
Lenore Tetkowski: A lifelong love of art
Sat, Aug 12th 2023 07:00 am
Lenore Tetkowski said that her love of art started when she was very young.
'Take Me Home' program safeguards those who can't speak for themselves
Sat, Aug 12th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Police Department has partnered with the town supervisor's office to launch the "Take Me Home" program. The new service offers a safe return home for those who may need extra help communicating vital information in an emergency situation.
Whitney resignation, Staley Road safety, top board agenda
Sat, Aug 12th 2023 07:00 am
A new era in town government began on Monday as the Town Board accepted with regret and a certificate of appreciation the Aug. 4 resignation of John Whitney as town supervisor.
Grand Island: Town Board kicks off LWRP review process
Sat, Aug 12th 2023 07:00 am
Waterfront revitalization has naturally been a longtime concern for Grand Island, a town whose entire perimeter is surrounded by water, and whose geography holds ecotourism potential.
Carly Pearce releases new song, says 'Country Music Made Me Do It'
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 04:10 pm
Grammy, CMA and ACM award-winning singer/songwriter Carly Pearce releases brand-new song "Country Music Made Me Do It" via Big Machine Records. An upbeat, cheeky love letter to the genre, the song chronicles Pearce's long-standing relationship to country music and the impact it has had on her life.
National Immunization Awareness Month: Hochul encourages New Yorkers to stay up to date on vaccines as school returns, fall nears
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recognized National Immunization Awareness Month with a reminder to parents and guardians to ensure their children are up to date on required vaccinations before heading back to school.
Andy Taylor announces first solo release in over 30 years
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 04:05 pm
Andy Taylor - songwriter, guitarist, singer, and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee whose credits include his work with Duran Duran, The Power Station, Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart, The Almighty, Thunder and The Ting Tings - returns with a new album "Man's A Wolf To Man" (Sept. 8) via BMG, his first solo release in over 30 years.
Everything you need to know about the Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 01:45 pm
The Lewiston Art Festival is back! On Saturday, Aug. 12 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and Sunday, Aug. 13 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), our village will showcase the work of more than 200 artists, musicians and performers who come from near and far to be a part of Lewiston's annual celebration of creativity and skill.
Highmark: $2.65 million community investment to support health-focused initiatives
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 01:25 pm
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York on Thursday announced $2.65 million in Blue Fund grants to support 17 major health-based projects, led by local nonprofits across all eight counties of Western New York.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties stand out among industry's best in annual 'Best of Gaming Awards' from Casino Player Magazine
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 01:25 pm
The three Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties - Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino - performed exceptionally well in the annual "Best of Gaming Awards" published by Casino Player magazine. Every year, Casino Player asks its readers to vote for their favorite casinos around the country and across an enormous range of categories.
Phil Joel encourages 'Arms Around The World' in latest single from multi-artist album, 'A New Heaven And A New Earth'
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 01:25 pm
Among Christian music's most recognizable faces and voices for more than two decades, singer/songwriter, author and New Zealand native Phil Joel releases "Arms Around The World" today at digital and streaming outlets globally from The Fuel Music.
NFL+ launches for 2023 season; now includes NFL Network & NFL RedZone
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 01:20 pm
NFL+ - the National Football League's exclusive streaming video subscription service - officially enters its second season with an exciting upgrade: The addition of NFL Network and NFL RedZone.
Pat Barrett releases 'Better Hands'
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:45 pm
Worship leader and respected songwriter Pat Barrett releases a fresh new song, "Better Hands," available now. Listen here to the new song about fully trusting God and leaving our worries in his hands.
The Afters release 'God Is With Us'
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:45 pm
A new song, "God Is With Us" is available from the chart-topping award-winning band The Afters.
EPIC opens new family opportunity center in Lockport
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:45 pm
EPIC-Every Person Influences Children announced a grand-opening celebration for its Niagara County Family Opportunity Center, located at 175 Walnut St., Lockport. The center, as well as its counterpart in Cattaraugus County, are funded through a $1.8 million grant from the Office of Child and Family Services.
107th Attack Wing airman named among top 12 in 500,000-member Air Force
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:45 pm
An airman assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 107th Attack Wing, based at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, has been named as one of the top 12 airmen in the 500,000-member total Air Force.
Attorney general, NYSED commissioner issue guidance to promote diversity, equity & inclusion in public schools
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:40 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York State Education Department Commissioner Betty A. Rosa issued guidance reminding New York public schools and local education agencies of "their obligation to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in educational planning and decision-making."
'Academy of Country Music Honors' returns to FOX on Monday, Sept. 18
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:05 pm
The 16th Annual "Academy of Country Music Honors" will return to FOX for a second year, airing Monday, Sept. 18 (8 p.m. ET), bringing country superstars to the network. The all-star event, dubbed the "Country Music industry's favorite night," will recognize several special honorees, including ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Chris Stapleton; ACM Poet's Award recipients Clint Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter and K.T. Oslin; ACM international Award recipient Kane Brown; and ACM Icon Award recipient Tim McGraw.
Heastie: $1 million for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:00 pm
Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour in Western New York, where he joined Assemblymember William Conrad, visiting Camp Spirit in North Tonawanda on Thursday. There, they announced $1 million - including $500,000 to support the organization's after-school programming at its clubs at North Tonawanda Intermediate School, Spruce Elementary and Sheridan-Parkside, and $500,000 for capital improvements to its Newman Family and Town clubs.
New York Power Authority commences conferral process to help focus renewable energy generation priorities
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:00 pm
The New York Power Authority has begun the conferral process, called for in legislation included in the 2023-24 enacted New York state budget, that "provides NYPA with new authority to develop, own and operate renewable energy generating projects to assist the state in meeting its clean energy targets."
Heastie, McMahon announce $750,000 for Amherst Police Department dispatch center
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:00 pm
Speaker Carl Heastie continued his tour in Western New York with Assemblymember Karen McMahon at the Amherst Police Department Community Policing & Training Facility, where they announced $750,000 in funding for improvements to the Amherst Police dispatch center.
 

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