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Hochul announces completion of project to reduce bridge strikes at North Grand Island Bridges
Thu, May 9th 2024 03:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of a $1.9 million project to help reduce instances of trucks and other over-height vehicles striking the underpasses leading to the North Grand Island Bridges in the City of Niagara Falls.
Hochul celebrates groundbreaking for IMA Life North America's $30 million expansion project in Tonawanda
Thu, May 9th 2024 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced manufacturing company IMA Life North America will build a $30 million, 80,000-square-foot facility in Tonawanda to increase its production of freeze-drying equipment for the pharmaceutical industry.
FASNY offers lifesaving grilling tips for Memorial Day weekend & summer
Thu, May 9th 2024 02:15 pm
As New Yorkers gear up to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, many will be turning on their grills for the first time this season. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recommends that all New Yorkers follow some basic tips to avoid barbecuing accidents and injuries. FASNY also urges everyone to never hesitate to call for help when needed.
Castellani Art Museum announces opening of groundbreaking exhibition, 'Daredevils of Niagara Falls: The Spectacle of Triumph and Tragedy'
Thu, May 9th 2024 02:15 pm
Castellani Art Museum is proud to announce the opening of its groundbreaking exhibition, "Daredevils of Niagara Falls: The Spectacle of Triumph and Tragedy," running from May 22 to Oct. 13, with a special opening reception from 4-8 p.m. June 6.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum a 2024 Blue Star Museum
Thu, May 9th 2024 02:15 pm
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2024 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, and end on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2.
Smithsonian to screen 'gOD-TALK' documentary at Buffalo History Museum
Thu, May 9th 2024 02:15 pm
The Buffalo History Museum announced the Buffalo premiere of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) groundbreaking feature film, "gOD-TALK: Reimagining Faith in the 21st Century."
Duran Duran announce landmark reissue of first 5 studio albums on LP & CD
Thu, May 9th 2024 02:15 pm
As Duran Duran near the end of their most recent run of North American dates, the iconic four-piece have announced the reissue of their first five studio albums: "Duran Duran," "Rio," "Seven and the Ragged Tiger," "Notorious" and "Big Thing."
National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation announces more than $200,000 in charitable grants
Thu, May 9th 2024 11:40 am
The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., recently approved foundation grants totaling $207,000.
Help keep emergency rooms ready by giving blood or platelets
Thu, May 9th 2024 11:35 am
When every second counts, blood products can provide lifesaving care. The American Red Cross asks the public to give blood or platelets during Trauma Awareness Month in May to keep hospitals prepared for all transfusion needs, including emergencies. Type O blood donors and donors giving platelets are especially needed right now:
Boy Scouts of America to become Scouting America
Wed, May 8th 2024 03:40 pm
The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday announced it will rebrand to Scouting America, "reflecting the organization's ongoing commitment to welcome every youth and family in America to experience the benefits of Scouting." The change will go into effect Feb. 8, 2025, the organization's 115th anniversary.
Explore & More to reopen to the public Saturday with 'Pay what you wish!' admission
Wed, May 8th 2024 03:35 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum will be open for play again on Saturday, May 11, with "Pay what you wish!" admission.
Just Buffalo Literary Center announces 2024 season of Silo City Reading Series
Wed, May 8th 2024 03:35 pm
The 12th season of the Silo City Reading Series kicks off June 15 with an event headlined by National Book Award Finalist poet and cultural theorist Fred Moten, author of "Perennial Fashion Presence Falling" (Wave Books) and poet, translator and aerialist Christina Vega-Westhoff.
Hochul: $82 million available for New York state artists, arts & culture organizations
Wed, May 8th 2024 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the fiscal year 2025 opportunity guidelines for $82 million in New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grants are now available for nonprofit arts and culture organizations and individual artists across New York.
Hot summer eats & cool summer beats = 'Hot Summer Fun' at Fallsview Casino, Casino Niagara
Wed, May 8th 2024 12:15 pm
Get ready for another incredible season of "Hot Summer Fun" at both Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara! However, this year is hotter than ever, with Fallsview Casino celebrating its 20th anniversary, making this an extra special summer to remember.
HAL to learn more about Replica 1825 Canal Boat Seneca Chief
Wed, May 8th 2024 12:10 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next program, "The Launching of the Replica 1825 Canal Boat Seneca Chief," will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Niagara Falls Americans announce promotional schedule
Wed, May 8th 2024 12:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Americans baseball team will kick off their inaugural season at Sal Maglie Stadium in June this summer. The Americans have officially released their promotional schedule, which includes, firework nights, $1 hot dog night, $2 beer night, giveaways, theme nights and community nights.
Niagara County Department of Health offers a free chronic pain self-management workshop
Wed, May 8th 2024 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free chronic pain self-management workshop. The six-week workshop starts June 10 and is scheduled from 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
State landmarks will be illuminated blue to remember the fallen and recognize service of police officers across state
Tue, May 7th 2024 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today honored 68 police officers from seven departments who sacrificed their lives in service to their fellow New Yorkers.
Kearns reminds motorists of REAL ID deadline
Tue, May 7th 2024 05:40 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns is reminding motorists of the May 7, 2025, deadline to obtain an enhanced or REAL ID, for which you will need to board a flight within the U.S., or enter certain federal buildings including military bases, unless you have a valid U.S. passport or another federally accepted form of identification.
WNY Land Conservancy seeks interested landowners along Lower Niagara & Niagara Escarpment for land protection program
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:45 pm
Thanks to a grant from the Greenway Ecological Standing Committee (GESC), the Western New York Land Conservancy is seeking landowners who live along the Lower Niagara River and the Niagara Escarpment who wish to permanently protect their land under the Land Conservancy's Lower Niagara and Niagara Escarpment land protection program.
Hochul awards more than $3 million in conservation partnership program grants
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $3 million for 64 projects her team said will protect water quality, prevent farmland conversion, boost public access for outdoor recreation, and conserve open space. The funding awarded through the conservation partnership program will support 44 not-for-profit land trusts across the state.
Artpark: The Machine performs Pink Floyd with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, The Machine will perform Pink Floyd favorites with a laser-light spectacular featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.
'Coffee with Chris' and Mark Laurrie
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
Niagara Falls School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds New Yorkers to wear their bike helmets
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
Lewiston Choraleers celebrate Broadway
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will present its spring program, "Celebrate Broadway," at three area churches May 25-26 and June 2. The program will feature selections from Broadway musicals from the '30s to the '90s.
Defendant pleads guilty for fatally injuring his father-in-law who attempted to stop him during assault on his estranged wife
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 41-year-old Mohammed Mia of Buffalo pleaded guilty yesterday morning before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge in full satisfaction of the indictment against him.
Falling In Reverse's new tour to stop at Darien Lake Amphitheater on Sept. 10
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
Falling In Reverse makes anthems that provoke and inspire. Unnervingly ahead of the pack and yet always decisively right on time, their mix of bombastic declarations and intimate confessions connect with diverse crowds worldwide.
NYS: Worksport Ltd. will expand operations, creating 280 new jobs in Erie County
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Worksport Ltd. will invest $6 million and expand its state-of-the-art facility in the Town of West Seneca, adding 280 new jobs to its workforce. The company, which is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, manufactures tonneau covers and solar-powered systems for pickup trucks.
Quinn XCII to perform at Erie County Fair
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
The Erie County Fair announced Quinn XCII has been added to the concert series as a free show on Aug. 12 at The Buffalo News Grandstand.
'You don't need sight to take flight:' Turning adversity into opportunity at Empire State University
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
"You don't need sight to take flight" are the words Chrystal Jones lives by each day. Despite losing her sight at 31 years old, she's let nothing stop her from achieving her goals, including working full time and studying for her bachelor's degree.
Disney+ shares teaser trailer & poster for 'LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy'
Mon, May 6th 2024 05:30 pm
Today, Disney+ unveiled the teaser trailer and poster for the "four-piece" animated special "LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy."
UB's new mass spectrometer can accelerate discoveries of new drug targets and biomarkers
Mon, May 6th 2024 04:45 pm
Imagine if diagnosis and treatment for devastating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease could be developed quickly by extensive profiling of protein signatures in human tissues.
Explore & More: Flood damage forces immediate closure of community treehouse exhibit
Mon, May 6th 2024 04:45 pm
On Monday, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announced, "We experienced a tremendous amount of flood damage to the third and fourth floors of the museum Monday, forcing us to close our community treehouse indefinitely.
UB experts weigh in on DEA's reclassification of cannabis
Mon, May 6th 2024 03:00 pm
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's move to reclassify cannabis from a Schedule I to a Schedule III substance has broad implications, paving the way for more informed research on the drug and its effects, to tax benefits for businesses, to the potential for rectifying drug-related wrongs.
Erie County debuts Overdose Prevention Task Force at quarterly meeting
Mon, May 6th 2024 03:00 pm
Local health leaders introduced the new name and structure of Erie County's Overdose Prevention Task Force at its quarterly meeting on Monday, May 6.
Vehicle reported stolen ends up crashed in Town of Lewiston
Mon, May 6th 2024 01:55 pm
At 7:52 a.m. Monday, the Niagara County Communications Center received 911 calls reporting a two-vehicle accident, and one of the involved vehicles also striking a utility pole. The accident was reported to be in the area of Bond Lake on Lower Mountain Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Jewish Family Services of WNY offers mental health resources for teens and their parents
Mon, May 6th 2024 01:35 pm
While changing emotions can be a normal part of adolescence, being proactive and understanding the signs to look out for before those feelings are heightened is crucial - as early intervention and treatment are key to mental wellness.
Ex-WWE star Elias coming to Buffalo for 'Brawlfest'
Mon, May 6th 2024 12:35 pm
Empire State Wrestling will hold "Brawlfest 2024," one of its "super show" events, on Saturday, May 18, at Buffalo RiverWorks. Elijah, formerly known as World Wrestling Entertainment's Elias, will compete at "Brawlfest" alongside many of the top independent talents from across the U.S. and Western New York.
DEC celebrates Air Quality Awareness Week in New York
Mon, May 6th 2024 12:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar announced May 6-10 is Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW).

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