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Grand Island School District selected for pilot 'test to stay' program
Sat, Nov 27th 2021 07:00 am
Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Brian Graham announced at Monday's meeting of the Board of Education that the Grand Island School District has been selected by Erie County to be the only district to pilot a "test to stay" strategy.
Christmas at River Lea
Sat, Nov 27th 2021 07:00 am
River Lea open houses are scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Dec. 3-5. Step back and enjoy Christmas at the Grand Island Historical Society's museum in Beaver Island State Park the old-fashioned way, with sales of homemade cookie presented on vintage plates, a tour of the house with costumed docents, mulled cider, decorated crafts and light refreshments.
Hochul announces urgent action to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "urgent action" to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages ahead of potential spikes in COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter. Through an executive order signed by Hochul, the Department of Health will be allowed to limit nonessential, nonurgent procedures for in-hospitals or systems with limited capacity to protect access to critical health care services.
New directors at the helm of GNBC's 'The Nutcracker'
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 09:00 am
When the Greater Niagara Ballet Company stages "The Nutcracker" for a 54th year, it will be without founder, artistic director and show choreographer Beverley Feder. A cultural icon and Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Feder said she hopes to return in the future.
'Gingerbread Wonderland' returns to Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:05 am
"Gingerbread Wonderland" will return to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) this December, with both in-person and take-home fun for families.
Island Shoppe offers vivid colors for Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
As visitors enter the Island Shoppe, at 2335 Grand Island Blvd., they are greeted by a large, pink Christmas tree placed in a predominant position. The store's owner, Josephine Ciffa, explained why she decided to put a personal flair on the Christmas tree concept.
Bear Bottom Wholesale taking over Scott's Furniture
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
Scott's Furniture, located at 4419 Military Road, has been purchased by Larry Bryer, owner of Bear Bottom Wholesale of Lockport. Bryer said he has been keeping an eye out for a second location and, when he came across Scott Furniture, it was just what he was looking for.
'Hockey Fights Cancer Night' in Buffalo slated for Nov. 29
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team, in partnership with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, will again take part in the NHL's "Hockey Fights Cancer" program during the team's home game against the Seattle Kraken at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29. As part of an NHL-wide initiative to raise money and awareness for cancer research, the Sabres will host events throughout the night in support of local cancer patients and their charitable organizations. All fans attending the game will receive a Sabres "Hockey Fights Cancer" scarf.
Niagara County working hard on budget, hoping to reduce tax rate
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
All across the media spectrum, reports show that Americans are most concerned about current economic conditions. There is a great feeling of unease as the pandemic lingers on and a rise in inflation, the likes of which we have not seen in a generation or more, drives up costs on families. I can't tell you how many conversations I have had of late about how much people paid for a gallon of gas.
'Saturday for Soldiers' in Youngstown
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
The ninth annual "Saturday for Soldiers" event was held at The Ontario House (Stone Jug) last weekend. Organized by Colleen Mary Johnson Summerville, the event benefits local veterans and active-duty service members in need.
Lewiston Lions and VFW Downriver Post partner for veterans
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions and Lewiston VFW Downriver Post 7487 are collecting toiletry items to assist local female and male homeless veterans and those in the VA hospital and shelters.
Small Business Saturday 2021: Shop, eat & drink local
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
If you're one of the countless people who shop small, then you know a lot of aggravation can be avoided by patronizing locally owned merchants.
Niagara Academy students raise money for charities
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy participation in government teacher Marla Rudin loves when a class discussion turns into positive experience not only for her students, but a charity.
Beverage collectors assist area food pantries
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 06:55 am
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, representatives of area beverage collection organizations gathered last week in Wilson to present their annual monetary donations to officials of local food pantries.
Tensions are high - avoid road rage this holiday shopping season
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 06:55 am
While the holidays are usually a time of joy and cheer, getting ready for them can be stressful and overwhelming - especially if you're rushing. This year, there's an added level of anxiety amid the ongoing pandemic with supply chain issues impacting shopping, continued concern over COVID-19, new mask mandates in some areas like Erie County, distractions, and more. Don't let the stress of today's society impact you when driving your vehicle.
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Volunteers needed for bell ringing
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 06:50 pm
If you enjoy spreading holiday cheer, you might be just the person that the Grand Island Rotary Club is looking for to volunteer as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army's annual red kettle fundraising campaign.
Deposits for Food makes holiday donations to local pantries
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 06:30 pm
Deposits for Food (D4F) recently made its annual holiday donations to four Niagara County food pantries - just in time for the holidays. Checks totaling $3,000 were presented to Community Missions, and Heart, Love & Soul of Niagara Falls on Wednesday by D4F founder Angelo Sarkees. Checks were previously given to Wilson Food Pantry and Care-N-Share Pantry of Ransomville.
Boy Scouts to sell Christmas trees at Academy Park
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 06:30 pm
Boy Scout Troop 855 will hold its annual Christmas tree fundraiser from Sunday, Nov. 27, until sold-out, at the South Ninth and Cayuga streets corner of Academy Park in Lewiston.
Wydysh calls Poloncarz statement 'disappointing'
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 06:30 pm
Niagara County Chairwoman Becky Wydysh released the following statement Wednesday in Response to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.
Hochul announces comprehensive cleanup plans for former Lackawanna Bethlehem Steel site
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 06:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the selection of final cleanup plans for the estimated $69 million remediation of the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna. The announcement builds on the progress already underway at the site, and construction to advance the cleanup plan is expected to begin next year. In addition to addressing sitewide contamination, the cleanup will provide public access to Lake Erie for the first time in more than 100 years.
Hochul launches new 'Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure' vaccine incentive sweepstakes for hunters, anglers & outdoor enthusiasts
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 06:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new vaccine incentive to bolster vaccination rates among New Yorkers who enjoy the great outdoors. Beginning Dec. 1 through the end of the year, anyone who receives their first vaccine dose will have the opportunity to enter the "Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure: sweepstakes and a random drawing to win special prize packages tailored to anglers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts.
Be thankful for what we have
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 05:20 pm
Sitting on a building's stairs, a blind boy sat with a hat at his feet. Beside the hat was a sign that read, "Please help me I am blind."
Host Communities Standing Committee approves Greenway projects
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 05:15 pm
Members of the Niagara River Green Commission Host Communities Standing Committee met last week for a brief session, where approvals were made for projects in the Town of Lewiston and the City of North Tonawanda.
S&P Global Ratings reaffirms Erie County's credit rating at AA-
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 05:00 pm
S&P Global Ratings, an independent ratings agency, reaffirmed Erie County's rating at "AA-" for the county's 2021 general obligation bonds along with affirming a stable rating on the county's existing general obligation debt.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino tree-lighting to feature Jim Kelly, Cami Clune
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 11:50 am
The resort will host its annual holiday tree-lighting celebration on Thursday, Dec. 2, starting at 5 p.m. on the casino said of the resort. Santa Claus will be on the scene, and he will have plenty of special helpers, including Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, Sabretooth, Billy Buffalo and Rex (Buffalo Bandits' mascot).
Higgins presses feds to include community-based pharmacies in free COVID-19 testing program
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is asking the Biden administration to make community pharmacies partners in the federal government's COVID-19 testing and antiviral drug distribution programs.
Talkin' turkey with a UB nutrition expert
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 07:00 am
Meyer is a registered dietitian nutritionist and serves as director for the clinical nutrition master's program and the dietetic internship in the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions. She's also a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition.
FASNY stresses cooking safety for a happy & safe holiday
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 07:00 am
As New Yorkers emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, residents are looking forward to gathering with their friends and families again. With Thanksgiving upon us, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging everyone to follow basic cooking safety tips in order to keep everyone safe.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee cancels meeting, sets 2022 schedule
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has canceled its next meeting (Wednesday, Dec. 1) due to lack of business.
Avoid an emergency during Thanksgiving holiday
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
Thanksgiving can be one of the busiest days of the year in the emergency department. In addition to taking precautions amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) wants everyone to enjoy a safe holiday and be careful to prevent a medical emergency.
NYS DHS offers tips to prevent household fires this holiday season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' Office of Fire Prevention and Control encourages New Yorkers to follow best practices to prevent household fires during the upcoming holiday season. Year-end holidays, in combination with the winter months, bring an increased risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning due to cooking fires, the use of heating equipment, and fires from decorations and candles.
Holiday sales could see double-digit growth over last year, UB expert says
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 05:35 pm
This holiday season should be strong in terms of spending and consumer confidence, according to Charles Lindsey, an expert in retail marketing strategy, brands and consumer behavior in the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Calling all fans: 'Sabres Holiday Angels' is underway
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with Child & Family Services for the return of the "Sabres Holiday Angels." The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.
'Worst Cooks in America' is back: Anne Burrell signs multiyear commitment with Food Network
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 02:00 pm
Anne Burrell, star of Food Network's primetime franchise "Worst Cooks in America," has signed an exclusive, multiyear deal inclusive of at least two more cycles of the popular series she has headlined since it began. The announcement was made by Courtney White, president of Food Network and streaming food content for Discovery Inc.
Hochul announces State Police traffic safety campaign during Thanksgiving weekend
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will participate in a special traffic safety initiative to prevent unsafe driving behaviors as the winter holiday season kicks off. The Thanksgiving weekend initiative runs from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28.
Prices rise, sales fall in New York state in October
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:45 pm
Closed sales have continued to drop across the Empire State while home prices have risen for 18 consecutive months, according to the housing report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips for a safe & happy holiday shopping season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:30 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection alerted consumers to issues impacting the holiday shopping season. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday shopping season will be rife with delays, higher prices and potential scams. Consumers should expect to have a lengthy wait for goods and holiday presents due to the continued supply shortages and shipping backlogs.
Iman Shumpert & Daniella Karagach win coveted 'Dancing With the Stars' 2021 Mirrorball Trophy for show's milestone 30th season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:30 pm
It all came down to this as four celebrity and pro-dancer couples returned to the ballroom to compete for the last time on Monday's season finale of "Dancing With the Stars," which aired live on ABC. Iman Shumpert and his partner, Daniella Karagach, were announced as the 2021 champions of "Dancing With the Stars," taking home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
 

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