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Festive choral event at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 09:15 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will have a "Festal Choral Evensong for the Third Sunday in Advent." The event takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at 139 Pearl St., Buffalo.
Hochul announces virtual 'Ending the Epidemic Summit' to highlight state's HIV response efforts
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 09:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York's sixth annual "Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Summit" will be held virtually Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, to coincide with World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.
Sports Turf Managers Association names Sahlen Field '2021 Professional Baseball Field of the Year'
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 09:00 am
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) announced Sahlen Field, the home of the Buffalo Bisons and temporary home of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021, has been named 2021 Professional Baseball Field of the Year.
Catholic Health breaks ground for new Lockport Memorial Hospital
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 05:05 pm
Catholic Health broke ground Tuesday on the new Lockport Memorial Hospital, which will become an eastern campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital. Located off South Transit Road, between Shimer and Ruhlmann roads, the new hospital will be built on a large portion of Hall's Apple Farm, an area landmark that will maintain its longstanding market.
#KeyBankAssists launches in Buffalo on #GivingTuesday to provide support for small businesses, nonprofits & families
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 04:50 pm
KeyBank said it is launching its #KeyBankAssists program, which supports small businesses, nonprofits and families in Buffalo, as well as across several communities the bank serves. So far, in response to the impact of COVID-19 on communities, the #KeyBankAssists program has provided more than $1 million through unique consumer and small business giveaways, as well as donations to front-line workers and local charities.
Niagara University's Levesque Institute delivers holiday meals to those in need
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and its IMPACT program partnered with several community organizations to distribute turkeys and meals to families in need through its Caring in the Community initiative.
'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022' taps more star power for its golden anniversary show
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 03:25 pm
ABC and MRC Live & Alternative announced "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022" has added more talent to its co-host roster for this year's 50th-anniversary celebration headlined by 17-time host and executive producer of the show, Ryan Seacrest, in Times Square.
CBS to ring in holidays with original movies, Nashville New Year's Eve celebration
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 03:25 pm
The CBS Network has a slew of unique holiday programming this holiday season.
From 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' to 'Miley's New Year's Eve Party,' NBC has eclectic holiday mix
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 03:20 pm
NBC is offering a stocking full of holiday entertainment.
Memorial Medical Center revises patient visitation
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 03:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has revised its visitation policy in order to better protect and maintain the health and safety of hospital patients, visitors and staff.
Hochul signs legislation protecting New Yorkers from lead exposure in Christmas & holiday decorations
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 03:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.05675/A.4522) into law to protect New Yorkers from lead exposure from Christmas lights and other holiday decorations by requiring a warning label for certain products that use lead-based electrical cord casings. The legislation defines seasonal and decorative lighting products, requires a proper warning label, and mandates a fine for any manufacturer who violates this legislation.
Kroll Bond Rating Agency reaffirms AA- rating and 'stable' outlook to Erie County bonds
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 03:20 pm
The Erie County Division of Budget and Management announced Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has reaffirmed its long-term rating of AA- and a "stable" outlook for Erie County bonds. A press release from Executive Mark Poloncarz said this is "another affirmative sign from an independent financial entity that the county's fiscal profile is strong and stable in 2021."
Higgins: $5 million in federal funding for BestSelf Behavioral Health
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 09:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $5 million awarded to BestSelf Behavioral Health. The grant, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will provide funding to enhance services for adults and children in need of mental health care.
Catholic Health to limit hospital visitation due to surge in COVID-19 patients, hospital capacity
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 09:35 am
As a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases that has placed significant pressure on hospital capacity across the region, non-coronavirus patients in Catholic Health hospitals will be limited to one visitor at a time during reduced hours as of Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Milton CAT donates time & equipment to diesel program
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 09:35 am
Heavy equipment/diesel technology teacher Wes Blidy recently welcomed Milton CAT Batavia representative Tim Faucet to the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.
Jennifer Aniston, Gabrielle Union, Allison Tolman & Kathryn Hahn join Ann Dowd in ABC's 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "The Facts of Life" And "Diff'rent Strokes" '
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 09:35 am
"Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'The Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes' " rounds out its star-studded cast ahead of the live special airing on ABC, Tuesday, Dec. 7 (8-9:30 p.m. EST). In this one-night-only event, an all-star lineup of talent will tackle the roles first portrayed in the iconic television sitcom "The Facts of Life," including Jennifer Aniston playing the role of Blair, Gabrielle Union taking on the role of Tootie, Allison Tolman who will play Natalie, and Kathryn Hahn recreating the role of Jo.
Host Eric Adjepong & skilled chefs from across the country challenge Alex Guarnaschelli in new series 'Alex vs America'
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 05:25 pm
Alex Guarnaschelli is one of the most accomplished and revered chefs in the culinary arena, having won virtually every battle she has ever competed in. Now, over the course of five weeks, 15 brave chefs from across the U.S. take their best shot at beating her for the ultimate culinary triumph in the new competition series, "Alex vs America," premiering Sunday, Jan. 2 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Hochul: Nearly $70 million in water utility assistance for low-income New Yorkers
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 05:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced $69.8 million in federal funding will be available beginning Dec. 1 to help low-income New Yorkers pay past-due bills for drinking water and wastewater.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 05:10 pm
For those who choose a real Christmas tree, getting the tree home safely is a lot like moving furniture, appliances or other large objects. If not properly secured, a tree can cause vehicle damage, or even worse, it could fly off or out of the vehicle and become a danger to other drivers.
Justin Bieber's 'Timbiebs' & merch available at Tim Hortons
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 04:20 pm
Tim Hortons and Justin Bieber launched their partnership Monday to collaborate on menu innovations and cobranded merchandise, all inspired by Bieber's "fanatical love of the Tims brand."
Niagara County: Casale appointed to state's Farmland Protection Working Group
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 04:05 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on Monday announced Commissioner of Economic Development Michael Casale was appointed to the New York State Farmland Protection Working Group (FPWG). He was one of 18 members of the FPWG announced by state Agricultural Commissioner Richard Ball.
The Giving Project launches 'VIP Experience with Andre Reed' sweepstakes
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 04:05 pm
The Giving Project has once again teamed up with Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed in a campaign benefiting The Andre Reed Foundation. The "VIP Experience with Andre Reed" allows fans to enter for their chance to tailgate and attend the Buffalo Bills' "Monday Night Football" game on Dec. 6 with Reed, who was a wide receiver with the Bills for 15 seasons.
Buffalo & North Tonawanda receiving $10 million as winners of fifth-round Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and the City of North Tonawanda will receive $10 million each in funding as the Western New York region winners of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As part of DRI round 5, each of the state's 10 regional economic development regions are being awarded $20 million, to make for a total state commitment of $200 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their post COVID-19 economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods.
BOCES culinary arts classes help out Lockport Salvation Army for Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:25 pm
The culinary arts classes of Lisa Cook and Caitlin Kucharski at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center helped out the Lockport Salvation Army for its Thanksgiving meal.
Holiday fun along Niagara Wine Trail
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
The weekend of Dec. 4-5 is the annual holiday event along the Niagara Wine Trail.
Lock City Sound announces 2021 Christmas concert series
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
The Lock City Sound, formerly known as the Lock City Glee Club, will perform a collection of Christmas and seasonal music this December to brighten and lighten hearts. This men's choral group has been welcoming the holidays with song for over 50 years with traditional and modern versions of seasonal favorites. Lock City Sound is currently under the direction of Drew Burke with Debbie Hutter accompanying.
$1,000,000 patronage dividend paid to members of Western Division Federal Credit Union
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
A patronage dividend of over $1,000,000 was paid to the members of Western Division the week of Thanksgiving. Since 2003, Western Division members have received more than $10,000,000 in patronage dividends.
Ransomville Speedway to hold awards banquet
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
Ransomville Speedway will honor its 2021 track champions as well as celebrate the season that was this coming Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 hall, located at 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
'Good Morning America' announces new holiday initiative 'GMA Gives Back'
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
On Monday, "Good Morning America" announced "GMA Gives Back," a new initiative giving back to viewers with surprises big and small throughout the holiday season. Each week, "GMA" will feature viewers on the show who have been helping their community, and spread holiday cheer through daily giveaways of gift boxes filled with goodies.
Kappus named chief of bariatrics at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Mojdeh S. Kappus, M.D., as chief of its department of bariatrics. The appointment was announced by Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bojedla, M.D.
Sing a song to 'see': Study says humpback whale song is about finding, not attracting, whales
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:15 pm
Think of common courtship displays in the animal kingdom, like the flashy display of a peacock's tail or the treetop melody of a songbird's tune. Each is relatively constant. The brilliant colors in a male peacock's plumage do not change during its attempts to attract a female. And songbirds rely on repetition, like top-40 radio stations, singing the same songs in the same kinds of ways during their mating rituals.
Automobile accident involving Niagara Falls Police Department vehicle
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:45 pm
On Sunday, the Niagara Falls Police Department Crash Management Unit was called to the intersection of Hyde Park Boulevard and Ferry Avenue for a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force announces virtual and in-person Narcan use training schedule
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force are announcing the next three months of trainings to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and use Narcan (naloxone) to reverse an opioid overdose.
ECDOH, Grand Island Central School District to pilot a 'test-to-stay' program
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:35 pm
After reviewing available information about the "test-to stay" approach for K-12 students, the Erie County Department of Health has developed documentation, including protocols, consent forms and communication materials, to move toward implementing this initiative.
Hochul announces actions to increase access to food assistance for older adults, disabled New Yorkers
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced changes aimed at encouraging more food-insecure older adults and disabled individuals to enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The changes include simplifying the SNAP application, extending the duration these households can receive benefits before needing to recertify, and eliminating the need for them to complete an interview during the recertification process.
ECMC updates patient visitation guidelines
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:35 pm
Erie County Medical Center has updated patient visitation guidelines due to historically high inpatient volumes, extended wait times in its ER, and an increasing COVID-19 inpatient census. ECMC urges anyone experiencing mild symptoms to first consult with their primary care physician or visit an urgent care location.
Lewiston Choraleers to perform during Christmas Walk
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:30 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will sing Christmas carols and other holiday music from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in front of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 620 Center St., in conjunction with the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Stefon Diggs joins Josh Allen as officially licensed bobblehead
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 09:45 am
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced the release of an officially licensed, limited-edition Stefon Diggs bobblehead featuring Diggs riding a buffalo. The release coincides with Diggs' birthday and Cyber Monday.
Holiday Market returns to BBC
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds and Willow Consulting will host a Holiday Market on Thursday, Dec. 2, as the official start to Christmas Walk weekend in Lewiston. The event is from 4-9 p.m. at the Brickyard Brewing Company on Center Street.
First Night Buffalo to host virtual New Year's Eve celebration for families
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 07:00 am
"First Night Buffalo at Home," sponsored by the Independent Health Foundation in partnership with Oishei Children's Hospital, will feature an entertaining lineup of performances and activities accessible online at www.firstnightbuffalo.org the evening of Dec. 31. First Night family party packs will go on sale at select Tops Friendly Markets in early December.
 

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