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Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash in residence at UB
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:55 pm
Grandmaster Flash, one of the virtuoso creators of hip-hop and leader of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - the genre's first act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - will be in residence at the University at Buffalo this fall. He will direct the next Working Artists Lab as part of a full semester of hip-hop inspired programming presented by the university's Arts Collaboratory.
Community Missions slates 11th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:50 pm
Community Missions will present its 11th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5. The service will again be hosted by First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls.
Project Connect Niagara set for Sept. 15
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:50 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will return from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry & Dining Room in Niagara Falls.
Remembering 9/11 on Grand Island
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:50 pm
Grand Island Post 1346 American Legion is remembering the tragedy of 9/11 this weekend by holding a Patriot Day poppy drive in memory of the lives that were lost 20 years ago. The poppy drive will be a daylong event on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11. Donations are being accepted to purchase poppies that will help all local veterans, said Post Judge Advocate Joe Synakowski, who designed and produced this poster.
Niagara County awarded funds for microenterprise grant program
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:50 pm
Niagara County has received $300,000 through the state's consolidated funding application for the county's microenterprise grant program, according to Niagara County Legislature Economic Development Chairman Rich Andres. The program, which is run by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency, provides resources to support and foster the development of microbusinesses, defined as those with five or few employees.
Albright-Knox partners with Child & Family Services for 'Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color'
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:45 pm
The Albright-Knox recently partnered with Child & Family Services to supply artmaking kits to children in the residential treatment program as part of the current exhibition at Albright-Knox Northland, "Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color."
Becker Farms presents Apple Harvest and Activities for Fall Fun on the Farm
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:40 pm
Becker Farms announced the 2021 Apple Harvest and Fall Fun on the Farm will offer activities for the family to enjoy, starting in September with its weekend ticketed events.
Hochul: #VaxtoSchool campaign to drive COVID-19 vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers statewide
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of a multifaceted statewide #VaxtoSchool campaign to support increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers, furthering the administration's commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority.
ESD: Linde to invest $17 million in first North American PEM electrolyzer plant in NYS
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:20 am
Empire State Development (ESD) recently announced Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2020 sales of $27 billion, will build its first North American PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolyzer plant in Niagara Falls. The $17.3 million project will include two parallel systems, to maximize daily production of green hydrogen.
Draft State Historic Preservation Plan available for review
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:10 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Division for Historic Preservation announced the release of the Draft New York State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-2026)/Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement.
City of Niagara Falls: 20th anniversary remembrance of attacks on 9/11
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:10 am
This Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. The City of Niagara Falls will honor and remember all those who lost their lives that day.
COVID cases continue to rise in Erie County
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:05 am
The Erie County Department of Health is providing an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending Sept. 4, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 1,326 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents, a 22% increase from the previous week.
Marble Orchard Ghost Walks rising again
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:05 am
Whether you're just out to have some fun or learn something of the paranormal, the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past as well as its gloriously creepy present. Lurking behind Lewiston's serene facade lies a shadowy past filled with nightmarish spirits, ominous events and haunted buildings.
Holly Humberstone shares new single & video for 'Scarlett'
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:05 am
Holly Humberstone recently released her new single "Scarlett," the latest offering from her forthcoming sophomore EP, "The Walls Are Way Too Thin."
'The Jesus Music' headed to theaters
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:40 am
"The Jesus Music" documentary film, A Kingdom Story Company in conjunction with K Love Films and Southland Studios, is directed by Andrew and John Erwin. The documentary is already receiving praise for its fascinating interpretation and thorough history of the Christian contemporary music movement.
Multiple-vehicle accident on Jerauld Avenue
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
On Sept. 6, at approximately 4:05 p.m., the Niagara Falls Police Department attempted to stop a 2013 Dodge believed to be involved in a recent shooting incident.
Consumer alert: New York State Division of Consumer Protection provides back-to-school tips
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is providing consumers with basic tips for students of all ages as classes are once again back in session. Consumers are urged to be mindful of their privacy, their dormitories, and back-to-school spending to protect themselves.
69% of leisure travelers to reduce trips amid rising COVID-19 cases
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
U.S. leisure travelers plan to significantly pare back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 69% planning to take fewer trips, 55% planning to postpone existing travel plans, and 42% likely to cancel existing plans without rescheduling, according to a new national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Nearly three in four (72%) are likely to only travel to places within driving distance.
NYS Office of Mental Health announces funding to create 10 new youth assertive community treatment teams
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has issued a request for proposals to award $9.4 million in funding to expand youth assertive community treatment teams throughout New York.
Niagara University to observe 20th anniversary of 9/11
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
Students in Niagara University's introduction to criminal justice course assisted the university's Border Community Service program to place hundreds of American flags on the front lawn of the campus to commemorate the lives of the victims lost during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The project was done in preparation for the university's 9/11 remembrance ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Erie County RSVP, Homeland Security & Emergency Services Department join partners in honoring 20th anniversary of 9/11
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:30 am
On Saturday, Sept. 11, Erie County will join 60 communities across the country to memorialize those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, in a special ceremony hosted by the Erie County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial, and Explore & More - The Ralph C Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum. The ceremony will take place rain or shine at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park at 8:30 a.m.
Q&A: Lauren Alaina on new music, Hallmark Channel feature 'Roadhouse Romance'
Wed, Sep 8th 2021 11:50 am
Since finishing as the runner-up to Scotty McCreery in season 10 a decade ago, Lauren Alaina has become a major force in the world of country music. Alaina won the 2017 ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year award, and scored nominations at the CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Radio Disney Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
Hochul signs 4 pieces of legislation to 'boost workplace safety & put more money in workers' pockets'
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 05:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed four pieces of legislation designed to "help boost workplace safety and put more money in the pockets of working New Yorkers."
Free resources available to connect New York job seekers with careers
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 05:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul is promoting numerous free state resources that are available to help connect New Yorkers with vacant jobs as they transition back to the workforce or explore new career paths.
'Ladders to the Outdoors' program launches at New York state parks
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:15 am
The Natural Heritage Trust and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently announced the "Ladders to the Outdoors" program is underway, and free recreational programs are available for booking at state parks throughout Niagara and Erie counties.
Aquarium of Niagara resumes fall hours
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:15 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and children's admission will be just $10 for the remainder of the month of September.
Hochul announces designation of COVID-19 as airborne infectious disease under state's HERO Act
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:10 am
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the commissioner of health designated COVID-19 "a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health" under New York state's HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of an airborne infectious disease, helping to prevent workplace infections.
'Moving Day Buffalo, A Walk for Parkinson's' raises funds & awareness for Parkinson's disease
Mon, Sep 6th 2021 07:00 am
The Parkinson's Foundation will host its annual "Moving Day Buffalo, A Walk for Parkinson's" at the Eastern Hills Mall on Saturday, Sept. 18. The event begins at 9 a.m. Between 300 and 500 people are expected to engage in movement demonstrations, Parkinson's-related exhibits and a half-mile walk to beat Parkinson's disease. Funds raised through "Moving Day" will support research and programs to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease and their families.
Renovation to Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell completed
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Construction is now complete on the relocated and expanded Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell at Academy Park in Lewiston. In fact, a handful of parents wasted no time in bringing their children - contestants in next weekend's Peach Festival Fuzz and Blossom contests - to practice Friday on the new stage.
Lewiston playground work underway
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 01:00 pm
Construction is underway on the new playground to be built behind the Red Brick Municipal Building on North Fourth and Onondaga streets.
UB reports 99% student vaccination rate as first week of classes ends
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 10:00 am
With the first week of the fall semester at the University at Buffalo wrapping up, UB officials are pleased to report an extremely high COVID-19 vaccination rate among students.
Lindsey Stirling announces 'The Artemis Tour: Worldwide Digital Experience'
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 09:40 pm
On Friday, Platinum-selling electronic artist, violinist and multi-talented entertainer Lindsey Stirling announced "The Artemis Tour: Worldwide Digital Experience" in partnership with the premium social live media platform Moment House. The brand-new virtual tour date will conclude Stirling's current cross-country headlining "Artemis U.S. Tour" and will air globally Sept. 23-24.
The City Harmonic's Elias Dummer offers comfort in troubled times
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 09:35 pm
Offering a balm for weary souls in the throes of troubled times, award-winning singer/songwriter Elias Dummer bows "The Gospel Is Rest" today. Featuring acclaimed duo Land of Color, the contemplative track was penned by Dummer, Noah Hinshaw and Land of Color's Gary Rea.
UB's Distinguished Speakers Series back in person for 2021-22
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 09:35 pm
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "The 1619 Project," and gold medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo's 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series, which will be back in person for its 35th season.
FINNEAS shares new single & video, 'The 90s'
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:50 pm
Eight-time Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter and producer FINNEAS returns today with "The 90s," another song taken from his forthcoming debut album, "Optimist," set for release Oct. 15 via Interscope Records.
Elder Law Day videos available
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
The 21st annual Elder Law Day Virtual Summer Series was a collaboration between the Center for Elder Law & Justice and Erie County Department of Senior Services, which recently completed the second year of virtual presentations and consultations. All videos are available at
Hochul signs new moratorium on COVID-related residential & commercial evictions into law, effective through Jan. 15, 2022
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed into law a new moratorium on COVID-19-related residential and commercial evictions for New York state, which is in effect until Jan. 15, 2022. Under the new law, all protections of the Tenant Safe Harbor Act for residential tenants who are suffering financial hardship as a result of the pandemic will remain in place, along with new protections on commercial evictions.
Olcott Beach closed for season due to public safety concerns
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach in Olcott. In agreement with the Town of Newfane, the NCDOH will not sample the beach anymore this year, closing the beach for the season.
Hochul signs legislation extending virtual public meetings
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.50001/A.40001) extending virtual access to public meetings under New York state's Open Meetings Law, which allows people to virtually participate in local government meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hochul announces new requirements & guidance for 'safe reopening' of New York schools
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:00 pm
Late Thursday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her strategy to reopen schools safely took a major leap forward on two fronts, "demonstrating her administration's commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority," her team said.

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