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NYSOFA annual report details services to older New Yorkers, aging population trends, statistics
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 12:35 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) has published a comprehensive 2021 annual report detailing the work of aging service providers who delivered vital services to over 1.3 million older adults and their families in 2021.
Palace Theatre program to feature 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West'
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 12:35 pm
"Buffalo Bill's Wild West" and his Western New York connections will be the subject of the Niagara County Historical Society's program at the Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport. The event is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, at 2 East Ave. It is free and open to the public.
Study: Dogs can do more than just tricks; they can even be asked to ponder their past
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 12:30 pm
Teaching a dog to sit or roll over? That's easy. But what about that cute head tilt that you've never seen before, which happened while your phone was out of reach? Now you want a picture. But how do you get a dog to repeat an action it hasn't been trained to perform?
Brown announces HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T to help close digital divide among minority-owned businesses in City of Buffalo
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown, AT&T and The Exchange at Beverly Gray announced HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T, a new initiative that forms partnerships between local ad agencies and minority-owned small businesses in the City of Buffalo to help close the digital divide.
As temperatures soar this week, UB heat illness expert urges caution for those most vulnerable
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:15 pm
With scorching high temperatures soaring to dangerous levels in parts of the U.S. and China this week, it's important to pay close attention to people most vulnerable to heat illness - older adults and younger children - says a University at Buffalo researcher who studies how the human body responds to extreme temperatures.
Niagara County Suicide Prevention Coalition announces logo design contest
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announced a logo design contest for the Niagara County Suicide Prevention Coalition (NCSPC).
Catholic Health now offering bloodwork scheduling through CH MyChart
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:10 pm
Catholic Health is now offering bloodwork scheduling by appointment at all 21 of its laboratory collection sites in Erie and Niagara counties. It said, "Making an appointment is quick and easy using the CH MyChart online patient portal. The portal is free and you can sign up from any computer, tablet or mobile device."
Health advisory for Olcott Beach
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:10 pm
Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach in Olcott. This advisory is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.
'Living Through War': Works from Kharkiv by contemporary Ukrainian artist Bella Logachova at Castellani Art Museum
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has announced a new slate of work.
Raby Family Fun Walk and 5K Race returns
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:05 pm
After a two-year hiatus, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association is again sponsoring the Raby Family Fun Walk and 5K Race. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 5, in front of Lewiston-Porter High School on Creek Road.
Lewiston: Pedestrian struck on Center Street
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:20 pm
At 9:48 p.m. Monday, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 responded to the 800 block of Center Street for a car vs. pedestrian motor vehicle accident.
New COVID-19 treatment public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers who test positive
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign on treatment options for people who test positive for the coronavirus and have symptoms. The approximately $1 million awareness campaign will run in English and Spanish across TV, radio and digital media, encouraging New Yorkers to test early for COVID-19 and treat it as soon as possible if they test positive.
Jordan St. Cyr debuts 'No Matter What'
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:10 pm
Jordan St. Cyr is sharing his latest song, "No Matter What." This follows the release of his self-titled debut full-length album this past spring, which includes "Weary Traveler" - his first No. 1 career single - and "Fires," which charted for 45 weeks.
First Niagara Falls Jazz Fest is Sunday
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:05 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective are presenting the first Niagara Falls Jazz Fest, slated for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Beloved Community Center (lawn), 1710 Calumet Ave, Niagara Falls. This event is a free community concert that highlights "Women in Jazz," and "reflects on the influential history of jazz and music in Niagara Falls."
Higgins requests meeting with Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to address Underused Housing Tax
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:05 pm
In response to the government of Canada's decision to impose an annual 1% tax on the value of vacant and underused properties that are not owned by Canadians, Congressman Brian Higgins wrote a letter requesting a meeting with Canadian Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Emerging Philanthropists of Color Initiative accepting grant applications for two $2,500 awards
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:05 pm
The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI), an initiative that aims to expand access to philanthropy in communities of color, has announced a grant opportunity under its Emerging Philanthropists of Color (EPC) initiative. EPC members will award two $2,500 grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are located in Buffalo, Lackawanna or Niagara Falls and serving people of color.
Bruce Springsteen to perform in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 11:40 am
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will kick off their 2023 international tour with 31 performances across the U.S.; spanning from Feb. 1 in Tampa through an April 14 homecoming in Newark, New Jersey, before heading to Europe. The shows will mark Springsteen and The E Street Band's first tour dates since February 2017, and their first in North America since September 2016.
$5.7 million in federal COVID-19 relief to New York's marine fishing industries
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 02:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $5.7 million in federal aid provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act is being distributed to New York's seafood, marine commercial, and for-hire fishing industries.
Tim Hortons hosts Camp Day
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 02:45 pm
Tim Hortons announced its 31st annual Camp Day fundraising campaign returns Wednesday, July 13, when 100% of purchases from all hot coffee and iced coffee sales in the U.S. and Canada will be donated to Tim Hortons Foundation Camps to support sending youth from underserved communities to Tims Camps.
Buffalo is All Elite: AEW debuts at KeyBank Center
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 01:20 pm
Tickets for back-to-back 'AEW: Dynamite' and 'AEW: Rampage' shows go on sale Friday, July 22
'Bobby and Sophie on the Coast': Bobby Flay & daughter explore 'glamour & delicious food' LA has to offer
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 01:15 pm
Culinary icon Bobby Flay and daughter Sophie Flay are taking a delicious food tour across the sunny California coastline in the new three-episode series, "Bobby and Sophie on the Coast," premiering Monday, Aug. 22 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Department of Labor announces new social media account to improve accessibility for Spanish-speaking New Yorkers
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 01:15 pm
The New York State Department of Labor announced the launch of a new Facebook account to expand accessibility for Spanish-speaking New Yorkers.
Hochul announces launch of new COVID-19 treatment hotline by NYSDOH
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a new, free hotline for those who test positive for the coronavirus, but don't have a health care provider, as part of the administration's ongoing efforts to keep New Yorkers protected throughout the pandemic.
Dr. Bath joins Memorial's primary care team
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:40 pm
Mandeep Bath, M.D., has joined the primary care team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, located at the Grand Island Primary Care, 2608 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island.
BBB scam alert: Enjoy Prime Day, but stay alert for online scammers
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:40 pm
Prime Day has become a summer event, and Amazon (a BBB Accredited Business) isn't the only retailer rolling out discounts on July 12 and 13, 2022. Walmart, Target, Kohl's and many other companies are running their own sales.
Niagara County History Center to present program on immigrants in history & today
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
On Saturday, July 23, the Niagara County Historical Society, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport, will present the next installment in its "Other Voices" programs on Niagara's history. "Making Adjustments: Immigrants of the Past and Refugees of the Present" will be held at 11 a.m. in the History Center's meeting room.
Decreasing oil prices push gas prices lower
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.68, down 13 cents from last Monday, and down 12 cents since reported last Tuesday. One year ago, the price was $3.14. The New York state average is $4.80, down 9 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.20.
Buffalo History Museum hosts 'Party on the Portico' this Friday
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
The Buffalo History Museum's summer concert series, "Party on the Portico," returns this Friday, from 5:30-10 p.m., with headlining band Grosh.
39th annual Taste of Buffalo announces restaurant & winery award winners
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
On Saturday, The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 39th annual festival. The judging was conducted by a panel of representatives from the local media, political and business sectors.
Heart, Love & Soul hosting 17th annual recognition dinner
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 07:00 am
Heart, Love & Soul will hold its 17th annual recognition dinner at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Niagara University, with a plated dinner and live auction. The event is a celebration of the achievements of HLS, a hunger relief and social services nonprofit in Niagara Falls, as well as recognizing the organizations and people that have been instrumental in its success.
Niagara Falls Police investigating shooting outside 7-Eleven
Sat, Jul 9th 2022 05:20 pm
At approximately 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Niagara Falls Police Department officers responded to 15th Street and Pine Avenue for a report of a man shot. Upon arrival at 1504 Pine Ave., officers located a 28-year-old male suffering from numerous serious gunshot wounds, laying on the ground outside a 7-Eleven.
2022 Independence Day Parade deemed a success
Sat, Jul 9th 2022 07:00 am
This year's Independence Day Parade was the first year since 2019 that was planned without any COVID-19 restrictions or protocols, said Grand Island Recreation Supervisor Joe Menter.
PHOTOS + VIDEO: Barenaked Ladies return to Artpark
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 03:30 pm
The Barenaked Ladies returned to Lewiston on Tuesday, stopping at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard for an impromptu video, and participating in a check presentation for the Home Assistance Referral Team, also known as HART.
Elevation Rhythm release 'Aqui Estoy'
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 01:15 pm
Following the April release of their debut album, "Growing Pains," Elevation Rhythm is sharing a new song titled "AquĆ­ Estoy." Just in time for summer, the upbeat and infectious song drops as they lead into Elevation Church's annual youth conference, YTHX, bringing thousands of students together for a three-day summer experience in July.
Steven Curtis Chapman says 'Don't Lose Heart'
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 01:15 pm
Grammy Award-winning artist/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman released his latest single, "Don't Lose Heart," on Friday (Provident/Sony Music).
Stephen McWhirter & Jason Clayborn deliver 'Rapha'
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 01:15 pm
"Rapha," the impassioned new single from acclaimed singer/songwriter and worship leader Stephen McWhirter and Grammy and Stellar Award nominee Jason Clayborn, is now available from Lula Street Records (Integrity Music).
NCCC to host information nights
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 01:10 pm
Niagara County Community College will host a series of division specific informational nights this month to introduce prospective students to the programs and services available at the college. The events will consist of program presentations, classroom visits and a campus tour. Students will be able to check the status of their application, or apply if they have not yet done so.
Legislator Chimera honors Fattey Beer as business expands to Village of Kenmore
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 01:10 pm
On Thursday, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera, D-3rd District, visited Fattey Beer's newest location in the Village of Kenmore. After clocking in a legislative proclamation to recognize the local business, Chimera met with owners Nik Fattey and Chris DiCesare at the location on Delaware Avenue, in the former Supercuts.
Canisius, D'Youville sign articulation agreement for students interested in health care professions
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 12:45 pm
The Canisius College department of kinesiology in the School of Education and Human Services has entered into a formal articulation agreement with the School of Health Professions at D'Youville University for many of their allied health care majors.
Get your heart pumping and give blood or platelets to help prevent a summer blood shortage
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 12:45 pm
The American Red Cross and Discovery are partnering for "Shark Week," and invite people to dive in to help save lives by giving blood or platelets in July.
 

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