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FeedMore WNY aims to increase SNAP participation among older adults
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 12:00 pm
FeedMore WNY is expanding its efforts to assist older adults in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formerly known as food stamps. The hunger-relief nonprofit is one of 40 organizations throughout the country to receive a $50,000 grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to enhance access to SNAP for qualifying low-income older adults through community-based outreach and enrollment initiatives.
Amy Grant announces 30th anniversary edition of iconic 'Heart In Motion'
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 11:40 am
Six-time Grammy Award-winner Amy Grant announced she'll release a special 30th anniversary edition of her iconic album, "Heart In Motion."
Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation commits more than $1 million to hospital
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 09:20 am
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation board of directors presented a check for more than $1,000,000 to Mount St. Mary's Hospital during the annual celebration of Hospital Week.
Restaino announces start of 'Food Truck Thursdays' at Niagara Falls Train Station
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 08:25 pm
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino on Wednesday announced the fourth annual "Food Truck Thursdays" will be held every week from June 3 through Aug. 26.
New $40 million global campaign to support revival of New York state tourism industry
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 08:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the launch of a new, $40 million global campaign aimed at revitalizing the state's tourism industry. The campaign will promote tourism attractions across all regions of the state through the summer, fall and winter tourism seasons as the state begins to welcome all visitors - local, national and international - back to New York.
Billie Eilish releases new track 'Lost Cause' with self-directed official music video
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 08:25 pm
Billie Eilish continues to tease her anticipated sophomore studio album, "Happier Than Ever" (Darkroom/Interscope Records), with a new track, "Lost Cause," along with an official music video, also directed by the seven-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum-selling artist.
Artpark announces 2nd annual Strawberry Moon Festival, featuring Martha Redbone Roots Project, Lakota John, Charly Lowry & Tonemah
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 03:10 pm
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival will return to Lewiston from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Tickets are $7 and are on sale now at
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union donates community gift of $3,500 to Kenan Center
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 02:15 pm
Continuing its commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits, Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union distributed its third gift to the Kenan Center, whose mission is to provide the community with cultural, educational and recreational opportunities. On Tuesday, May 25, a check in the amount of $3,500 was presented to two representatives from the Kenan Center: Executive Director Susan Przybyl and Development and Public Relations Manager Parrish Herzog.
Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev recital announced for July 17 at Kleinhans Music Hall
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 02:15 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall announced a special summer recital by the Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev at 7 pm. Saturday, July 17. The recital is made possible by the support of Harold J. and Sandra S. Whistler. It will be part of a series of appearances by Malofeev in the U.S. this summer as international touring starts to resume post-pandemic and will include works by Tchaikovsky, Medtner, Rachmainoff and Prokofiev.
Cuomo launches year 7 of 43North startup competition
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced applications are now being accepted for the seventh year of 43North, the $5 million startup competition that attracts world-class entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Buffalo.
ECMC marks first-year anniversary of KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 02:10 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. on Wednesday commemorated the first anniversary of the opening of the institution's $55 million KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department, which doubled the size of the previous 40-year-old facility and features state-of-the-art technology and equipment for the region's only level I adult trauma center.
Memorial, NAMI to offer mental health support in response to pandemic
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 10:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Buffalo & Erie County are responding to a growing need for mental health care stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rotary Club of Buffalo to host special event at Canalside's newest attraction
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 10:00 am
Following the grand opening of the solar-powered Buffalo Heritage Carousel on Memorial Day weekend, the Rotary Club of Buffalo has announced the first major event at the site.
Artpark & Torn Space co-produce original site-specific work, 'Intersection/Prototype'
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 09:55 am
Torn Space Theater will present "Intersection/Prototype, a new site-specific installation performance designed for the color field open space of the recreated "Niagara 1979" on the grounds of Artpark in Lewiston, at 8 p.m. June 18 and 20.
Up through the ranks: Fadel's path leads from dishwasher to head chef at Buffalo Launch Club
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club has a new head chef with culinary experience far beyond that of most restaurant employees his age.
ASPCA educates public on how to help stray kittens during Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 04:55 pm
To coincide with the start of Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month and kitten season, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) announced the launch of a new online tool accessible on desktop and mobile devices to help the public choose the next steps to take if they find stray kittens outdoors.
Niagara County DSS says rental assistance program now open
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 04:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Social Services announced the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is now accepting applications to help low and moderate-income households who are behind in their rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
History Center now open to public
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 04:35 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society, 215 Niagara St., Lockport, is officially opening all its doors to the public on Wednesday, June 2.
Artpark presents Sō Percussion on June 13
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 04:25 pm
Artpark & Company announces a performance by Sō Percussion as part of the 2021 "New Music in the Park" series at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13.
Grammy-nominated roots-rock Duo Larkin Poe to headline 'Monster Energy Outbreak Tour'
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:30 pm
Larkin Poe, the Grammy Award-nominated sister duo comprised of Atlanta-bred, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalists Rebecca and Megan Lovell, are hitting the road with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Kicking off Sept. 15, "The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour" featuring Larkin Poe will see the band hitting major cities across the U.S. This show hits the Forbes Theatre in Buffalo on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
UB researchers look to improve WIC shopping experience
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:30 pm
For many people, the need to go grocery shopping is met with a sigh, or an "ugh." It's generally not considered to be an enjoyable experience.
The Lee Foundation names 2021 Distinguished Lee Scholar & invests additional $435,000 over next 3 years to expand stem scholarship programs
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:25 pm
The Patrick P. Lee Foundation announced Chiara Young is the 2021 Distinguished Lee Scholar. Young, who graduated from RIT this spring, was selected through a highly competitive selection process overseen by a committee of foundation board members, community members and representatives from partner schools.
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month spotlights new advances & greater understanding
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:25 pm
More than 40 million people in the United States are living with migraine disease and headache disorders. Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine disease. I had my first migraine in my teens, and it was one of the reasons that motivated me to lead the National Headache Foundation.
SBA administrator issues statement on closure of Paycheck Protection Program
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:25 pm
Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman made the following statement on the closure of the Paycheck Protection Program to new loan guaranty applications, which has provided over $798 billion in economic relief to small businesses and nonprofits across the nation, "keeping employees employed and helping businesses come back stronger than ever."
Down on the Corner Ice Cream raising funds for community
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:05 pm
Down on the Corner Ice Cream realizes community is important and will be reaching out to various not-for-profit organizations throughout this year's ice cream season.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee issues instructions for dedication ceremony
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:05 pm
The Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee announced the dedication ceremony for the expanded site, at 2333 Grand Island Blvd., will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 5. There will be road closures except for local traffic at 9:30 a.m. until approximately 11:45 a.m. as follows:
Niagara County Legislator Myers to bring 3-D screening mammography to Ransomville
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers announced Windsong Radiology will bring its mobile 3-D screening mammography unit to Ransomville on Saturday, June 12.
ECMC launching integrated specialty pharmacy service for patients
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:00 pm
ECMC announced the launch of an integrated specialty pharmacy service in partnership with Trellis Rx, a leading technology-enabled specialty pharmacy services provider.
Erie County Department of Social Services announces opening of state emergency rental assistance program
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services has announced the opening of the portal for the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which will provide income-qualified renters who experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 with up to 12 months back rent and up to three months future rent. Utility arrears assistance may also be available in some cases.
AAA: Nearly 20 people die in crashes involving teen drivers every summer during '100 Deadliest Days'
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:00 pm
The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. Nationwide, more than 7,038 people died in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days" over a 10-year period from 2010-19. That's more than seven people a day each summer.
Higgins: If travel exemptions can be made for NHL, similar allowances can be made for separated families
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins responded to published reports indicating plans are underway to accommodate NHL teams by extending exemptions for travel between the U.S. and Canada.
Cuomo lifts indoor dining curfew
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the following statement on Monday: "During the month of May, we took major steps towards reopening our economy and, as of May 31, we are lifting the midnight curfew on indoor dining for bars and restaurants across New York."
Cuomo signs legislation removing barriers for veterans to access care
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation (S.448/A.2014) allowing veterans to qualify for state benefits after a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury or disclosure of military sexual trauma from any person licensed to provide health care services in New York. Previously, veterans had to be diagnosed by a provider at the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Shooting on Linwood Avenue in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:50 am
Just before 1 p.m. Sunday, Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Linwood Avenue after two men were shot.
PHOTOS: Memorial Day in Niagara County
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:30 am
2021 Memorial Day observances in Niagara County.
Niagara County Department of Health June clinics include Johnson & Johnson/Janssen single-dose vaccine
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health has expanded all second-dose clinics in the month of June to include free single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older. There will be clinics at seven different sites.
Memorial Day: 'Think about the sacrifices that are giving you that freedom'
Mon, May 31st 2021 12:35 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 and American Legion C.C. Kenney Lewiston Post 1083 presented their annual Memorial Day observance Monday at the "Circle of Honor" monument inside Lewiston's Academy Park.
Project Play Western New York announces leadership transition
Mon, May 31st 2021 07:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced Daycia Clarke will be the new director of youth sports initiatives at the Community Foundation and will oversee the work of Project Play Western New York moving forward. Clarke will build on the work of Bridget Niland who was hired in 2018 to launch this initiative and has accepted a new leadership opportunity in the region. Clarke joined the Project Play WNY team in January as associate director.
ECMC to administer COVID-19 vaccine at Sahlen Field
Mon, May 31st 2021 07:00 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. caregivers will staff a pop-up vaccine site outside Sahlen Field prior to the upcoming Toronto Blue Jay games - from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1-2. The site will provide the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The GreenFields Continuing Care to host Chiavetta's BBQ in support of Walk to End Alzheimer's
Mon, May 31st 2021 07:00 am
For a second year in a row, The GreenFields will chair the Walk to End Alzheimer's, Western New York's largest fundraiser in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

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