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Memorial Medical Center to begin ramp renovation
Thu, Mar 17th 2022 04:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will begin renovations to its 10th Street parking garage on Monday, March 21.
DEC announces new flood mapping tool to benefit Lake Ontario region
Thu, Mar 17th 2022 04:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos commemorated Flood Safety Awareness Week with the release of new flood inundation mapping for Lake Ontario, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to assist flood-prone communities along the lake.
National Poison Prevention Week starts March 20
Thu, Mar 17th 2022 04:20 pm
Before you read another word of this press release, add this number as a contact to your phone: 1-800-222-1222.
Living music icon Herbie Hancock to perform at Kleinhans Music Hall
Thu, Mar 17th 2022 04:20 pm
Herbie Hancock, the legendary pianist and composer, will perform Friday, June 17, at Kleinhans Music Hall for a one-night-only performance. Tickets are on sale now, including VIP experiences, and can be purchased at https://kleinhansbuffalo.org/event/herbie-hancock/. For personalized service, call 716-885-5000.
As Canada plans to drop testing requirement, Higgins pushes both US & Canada to return to pre-COVID border-crossing criteria
Thu, Mar 17th 2022 03:10 pm
A little more than two years after the first pandemic restrictions came into effect, in letters to the U.S. and Canadian governments, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on leaders to remove all pandemic-imposed border restrictions. His request comes as Canada is preparing to announce plans to drop the existing testing requirement for vaccinated travelers entering the country through airports and land ports, effective April 1.
Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open gardens
Thu, Mar 17th 2022 03:10 pm
Lewiston GardenFest is now recruiting both vendors and residents interested in showcasing their own gardens for this year's event on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19. The Lewiston Garden Club presents the event.
Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Olivia Rodrigo to perform at 64th annual Grammy Awards
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 05:05 pm
The Recording Academy has announced the first group of artists to perform at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. Taking the stage on "Music's Biggest Night" will be current nominees Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, and Olivia Rodrigo.
'Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition: That's So 90's' is blast from the past
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 05:05 pm
The '90s are back in a big way with the star-studded series "Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition: That's So 90's," premiering Sunday, April 24 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and streaming on discovery+.
Disney+ debuts trailer for Marvel Studios' 'Ms. Marvel'
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 05:05 pm
On Tuesday, Disney+ released the trailer and poster for Marvel Studios' "Ms. Marvel" along with the news the series will launch exclusively on the streaming service on June 8. The trailer gives viewers a first look at the MCU's newest superhero as she tries to balance high-school life, her family and her emerging super powers.
Shea's Performing Arts Center & Albert Nocciolino announce M&T Bank Broadway Series
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:35 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced the M&T Bank 2022-23 Broadway Series and special engagements. President Michael G. Murphy and Broadway partner-producer Albert Nocciolino unveiled the upcoming slate of shows on Wednesday. The season includes "thrilling new productions and beloved favorites" on Shea's Buffalo stage beginning this September.
Increased impaired driving patrols for St. Patrick's Day
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced state and local law enforcement agencies across New York will be stepping up patrols and targeting impaired driving before, during and after St. Patrick's Day.
AAA: Potholes pack a punch, as drivers pay $26.5 billion in related vehicle repairs
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:35 pm
Pothole season is here, unfortunately! A new survey from AAA found that, last year, 1 in 10 drivers sustained vehicle damage significant enough to warrant a repair after hitting a pothole. With an average price tag of almost $600 per repair, damage caused by potholes cost drivers a staggering $26.5 billion in 2021 alone.
Niagara County announces façade grant program for businesses
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced the launch of the new Niagara County Façade Program (NCFP). The NCFP will provide matching grants up to $50,000 for eligible businesses in order to rejuvenate their properties to help bring vibrancy to the central business districts in communities across the county. The county has allocated $3 million for the program through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Hochul signs package of legislation to address workplace harassment & discrimination
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a package of legislation to address workplace harassment and discrimination.
Niagara County now accepting applications for seasonal help
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works is now accepting applications for seasonal help for the 2022 season. Positions are currently open at the five county parks, the Niagara County Golf Course, and the highway department. Seasonally employees earn $14.20 per hour.
Flogging Molly & The Interrupters booked for Artpark
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
Flogging Molly and The Interrupters will perform in the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 2. They'll be supported by The Skints and Tiger Army. The show is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Catholic Charities Appeal 2022 at $5 million
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
Appeal 2022 in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the diocesan "Fund for the Faith" has reached the $5 million mark. Appeal officials announced the annual campaign has raised $5,115,517, which is 53.8% of the $9.5 million goal.
HUD: $261 million in awards to help people experiencing homelessness
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced more than $2.6 billion in fiscal year 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Awards for roughly 7,000 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S.
Traveler advisory for City of Niagara Falls
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction work is set to begin on New York Route 384 (Niagara Street) in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, lane reductions will occur.
What's the prevailing opinion on social media? Look at the flocks, says UB researcher
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
A University at Buffalo communication researcher has developed a framework for measuring the slippery concept of social media public opinion.
'Other Voices' program to highlight Black community in Lockport's history
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society will present the next installment in its "Other Voices" program at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26. The free program, open to the public, will feature a talk on the history of Lockport's First African Methodist Church, and the role of the Black community in the development of Lockport.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park launches endowment campaign for USS The Sullivans, opens for season
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
USS The Sullivans (DD-537) has been decorated with shamrocks since World War II as a sign of the Irish ancestry of the five Sullivan brothers who, serving together on the light cruiser USS Juneau, were all killed in action on its sinking on Nov. 13, 1942.
Kantor Law Firm launches 'Look Before You Left' petition campaign for biker safety
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
Attorney Steve Kantor and the Kantor Law Firm announced the launch of their campaign to make travelling in New York safer for motorcycle riders and other vulnerable users of the roads.
Formerly incarcerated & advocates in Buffalo kick off first town hall
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
On Tuesday, advocates, the directly impacted, and organizers gathered at the Martha Mitchell Community Center on Buffalo's east side to kick off the first "Communities Not Cages" town hall in the state.
Attorney General James issues statement on Comptroller DiNapoli's audit
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement Tuesday in response to Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's audit of the New York State Department of Health's response to the coronavirus, which affirmed some of the findings of her January 2021 nursing homes report, most notably that DOH misrepresented the true number of deaths that occurred at nursing homes:
DiNapoli: State's pandemic response to nursing homes 'hindered by ill-prepared state agency'
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
The New York State Department of Health was unprepared to respond to infectious disease outbreaks at nursing homes, even before the coronavirus pandemic hit New York, an audit released Tuesday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli found.
Catholic Health secures $58.5m in bond financing to fund new Lockport Memorial Hospital
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 04:55 pm
Catholic Health announced Tuesday it has secured orders from several investors for $58.5 million in bonds to fund construction of its Lockport Memorial Hospital. In addition to the new hospital, which will become a campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Niagara County, the bond financing will support cardiac catheterization room renovations at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and other small infrastructure projects across the system.
Halle Bailey, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Tyler Perry & Tracee Ellis Ross added to Oscars
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 04:20 pm
Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan on Tuesday announced additional presenters for the 94th Oscars. The star lineup includes Halle Bailey, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Tyler Perry and Tracee Ellis Ross.
NYS OASAS announces launch of new campaign to raise awareness of Recovery Friendly Workplace Tax Credit
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 04:20 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) announced the launch of a new media campaign to raise awareness of the Recovery Friendly Workplace Tax Credit.
Lockport Lions Club to support American Diabetes Association's Camp Aspire
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 04:20 pm
American Diabetes Association (ADA) camps bring thousands of campers together to share a week of summer fun to make memories that last a lifetime. Camp Aspire provides up to 240 children a full camp experience. It focuses on educating children about the importance of blood glucose (blood sugar) management, and empowers them to manage their diabetes actively and independently.
We Are Messengers invites listeners in, eager for Buffalo show
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 03:35 pm
If you think Christian music is judgy, preachy, stuffy or boring, then you're doing it wrong. We Are Messengers can help.
Woman shot in argument at convenience store; Niagara Falls police investigating
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 02:20 pm
Shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, March 14, Niagara Falls Police responded to the 7/11 at 2310 Hyde Park Blvd., for a report of an assault.
Hochul announces opening of application portal for hemp farmers seeking license to grow adult-use cannabis
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the web-based application portal for hemp farmers seeking to obtain a conditional license to grow adult-use cannabis in the 2022 growing season. The license was made possible by a law the governor signed last month.
SBA: Key policy change to existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:00 pm
On Tuesday, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, directed the SBA to provide additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program borrowers. That makes a total of 30 months deferment from inception on all approved COVID-19 EIDL loans.
Buffalo's Best Kielbasa contest returns April 16
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:00 pm
After a two-year absence, Buffalo's Best Kielbasa contest is back to crown the best homemade sausage makers in Western New York. The culinary showdown takes place at high noon on Saturday, April 16, at Flying Bison Brewing Co., kicking off the "Pils, Pierogi & Polka" event.
'Friendly calls' program engages volunteers in effort to reduce social isolation for older adults
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 12:25 pm
Providers of aging services are seeking to expand programs that address social isolation in the pandemic, including volunteer models like "friendly calls."
New online wage & employment tools launched
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of two new interactive online resources designed to improve transparency and enhance access to employment statistics and occupational wage information.
New Alzheimer's Association report finds doctors, public face challenges in understanding & distinguishing early development from 'normal aging'
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:40 am
The Alzheimer's Association 2022 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report unearthed challenges both doctors and the American public face in understanding and diagnosing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is characterized by subtle changes in memory and thinking.
Local Women United collecting goods for mothers & babies
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:40 am
On Tuesday, March 15, Women United of Greater Niagara will begin another collection drive to benefit those in need in Niagara County. This follows its recent personal hygiene drive, which had success throughout the month of November. Keeping the momentum going, this drive will support local women and their babies.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center welcomes Guida, Witherell
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Schoellkopf Health Center named Frank Guida as administrator of Schoellkopf Health Center, and Jodi Witherell as vice president of quality and corporate compliance for NFMMC.
 

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