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Bank of America awards Westminster Economic Development Initiative $250,000 grant to support capital campaign
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:45 pm
The Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) received a $250,000 grant from Bank of America to advance its $11.5 million capital campaign to build a new West Side Bazaar at 1432 Niagara St., Buffalo. A press release noted, "This funding will help remove barriers for underserved entrepreneurs, including refugees and immigrants, to start family-sustaining small businesses."
Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars from London available exclusively on NFL Network
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:45 pm
The 2023 NFL London Games continue with quarterback Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills facing quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Oct. 8 (9:30 a.m. ET), from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, airing exclusively on NFL Network.
Jim Gaffigan to bring 'Barely Alive Tour' to Shea's
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:40 pm
Comedian Jim Gaffigan announced new dates for his 2023-24 "Barely Alive Tour." The show will make its way to Shea's Buffalo Theatre on Feb. 10, 2024.
Obituary: Thomas E. Nogle
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 01:55 pm
Thomas E. Nogle, of Grand Island, passed away with his loving family at his side on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, at the Medina Memorial Hospital - North Wing Skilled Nursing Facility.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center awarded $155,000 by City of Niagara Falls for Schoellkopf Park improvements
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded a $155,000 Community Development Grant from the City of Niagara Falls to support a comprehensive renovation of Schoellkopf Park, a cornerstone of the NFMMC medical campus.
UBMD Internal Medicine launches Western New York's first long COVID center
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:40 pm
UBMD Internal Medicine has opened Western New York's first long COVID center. Funded by a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation with support from the University at Buffalo, the center is accepting all patients, whether they have insurance or not.
NCSO: Fire in Wilson
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:40 pm
On Oct. 2, at approximately 21:47 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff's communication center received several calls reporting a trailer fire at the Niagara Woodland Campground at 3435 New Road.
Application process open for Community Foundation's 21st Century Fund $100,000 grant
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The 21st Century Fund, a fund and giving circle of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2023-24 grant cycle through 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Additionally, prospective applicants are invited to attend a virtual applicant briefing from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 5. Details and application information, including the link to apply online, can be found at
United Way of Greater Niagara now accepting funding applications
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 07:00 am
United Way of Greater Niagara has officially began accepting applications for program funding. Nonprofit agencies, located within Niagara County and/or the City of Tonawanda, that run programs aligned with United Way's new focus, are eligible to apply.
Ryan seeks exceptional high school seniors worthy of national recognition
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced he is seeking high school seniors whose educational and extracurricular achievements are worthy of recognition. Ryan will recommend two students from New York's 61st State Senate District for consideration as Presidential Scholars Program nominees, and will recommend one student of a career and technical education (CTE) program for recognition for an excellence in CTE award.
Niagara University baseball prepping for new season
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 09:30 pm
As the summer ends and the weather turns, it is an exciting time of year for Niagara University's baseball team. Anticipation is building for what promises to be an exciting college baseball season ahead. The Niagara Purple Eagles are gearing up for another shot at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament, and fans and students are eagerly awaiting their return to the diamond.
Global megastar Selena Gomez invites 4 culinary superstars to her home in 'Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays'
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 04:50 pm
It's a stellar holiday lineup this year as Food Network debuts "Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays," a series of four all-new specials featuring global megastar Selena Gomez, beginning Thursday, Nov. 30 (8 p.m. ET/PT). Gomez is at the top of her game as a musical artist, actor, businesswoman and philanthropist, but she calls in the experts to help amp up her kitchen skills for the holidays.
Guitar ace Samantha Fish to bring mix of 'Love Letters,' 'Death Wish Blues' to Falls
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 03:55 pm
You can't blame Samantha Fish for mixing up her North American geography when, clearly, she was still on Cloud Nine.
ECDOH joins Literacy Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo Center for Health Equity, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Erie Niagara AHEC to promote Health Literacy Month
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
October is recognized nationally as Health Literacy Month, and a group of local agencies is coming together to boost awareness and opportunities to build digital literacy skills, especially as they relate to health and medical care.
Hochul signs 'Move Over' legislation into law
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed "Move Over" legislation into law, thereby expanding New York's "Slow Down/Move Over" requirement. The expansion includes disabled vehicles that are parked on the shoulder of a controlled access highway or parkway, requiring drivers to exercise caution when approaching a disabled vehicle.
Football fans head to London with AAA
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
With a win over Miami, Buffalo Bills fever is hot this week! AAA Western and Central New York is hosting a trip for Buffalo fans to cheer on the team for an historic game in London, England. Announced in May, the trip sold out in less than 24 hours! AAA is pleased to announce that 54 fans have space reserved on the trip that departs on Thursday from AAA's regional headquarters in Amherst.
NYS: 18,000 jobs available to asylum-seekers, migrants as part of statewide initiative to move individuals out of shelter and into independent living
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the State has identified more than 18,000 job openings with nearly 400 employers who are willing to hire migrants and asylum seekers who have attained legal work status in the U.S.
Niagara, Orleans county clerks issue reminder to drivers about vision tests
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski and Orleans County Clerk Nadine P. Hanlon announced the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has begun sending out driver's license suspension notices to the 95,000 motorists who renewed their license between March 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2021, by self-certifying their vision, but have failed to submit the results.
Team Hope Walk set
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
The Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) Northeast Region will host the Team Hope Walk - Buffalo at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Niawanda Park - Ronald J Pilozzi Pavilion, 600 Niagara St., Tonawanda.
MVA on Lockport-Cambria Townline Road
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
On Sept. 28, at approximately 22:27 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a radio transmission from Deputy Kenny, an off-duty Niagara County Sheriff's Office deputy, reporting a motor vehicle accident with serious injury at the intersection of Lockport-Cambria Townline Road and Upper Mountain Road in the Town of Cambria.
Niagara Arts Guild meeting
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
Methods of rehearsal and sound production will be featured at the Oct. 13 meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild.
Attorney general provides tips to borrowers as federal student loan payments resume
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James provided tips to New York borrowers on how to manage their federal student loans as payments resume. Federal student loan interest accrual resumed in September and payments will be due this month. James also urged New Yorkers to be cautious of scammers posing as student loan servicers who can take advantage of borrowers.
Canisius receives $1.4 million to expand allied health programs
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
Canisius has been awarded a $1.4 million grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap) to expand allied health programming at the university.
Garage sales produce interesting items
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:30 am
During the spring and summer months, when the weather is nice, the married men and women team up to have garage sales. They set up their garage with stuff they don't want. They have a little of everything for men, women and children of each age group. Garage sales are great places for the whole family to shop.
Niagara University celebrates Vincentian charism & those who exemplify it
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
As part of its celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, Niagara University recognized four individuals who exemplify the charity and mission of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul, at its annual convocation, held in the Alumni Chapel on Sept. 28.
Higgins: Nearly $800,000 investment in campus safety efforts at NU, D'Youville
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two grants totaling nearly $800,000 toward programs promoting campus safety at Niagara University and D'Youville University.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee to meet
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 11, in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3160 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls.
NU Center for Mindful Practice hosting free mindfulness conversations, mindful movement conference
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
The Center for Mindful Practice at Niagara University is hosting "Mindfulness Conversations and Mindful Movement Conference," a virtual conference that focuses on education and wellness, Oct. 14 and 15.
October is Car Care Month at AAA: Drivers urged to perform car maintenance before winter hits
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
October is Car Care Month at AAA Western and Central New York!
American Legion Band of the Tonawandas at Cardinal O'Hara High School PAC
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas will present a Veterans Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Cardinal O'Hara High School Performing Arts Center, 39 O'Hara Road, Tonawanda.
Hochul issues proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New York, issuing a proclamation and directing that all State landmarks be illuminated in purple on "Purple Thursday," Oct. 19, in honor of those impacted by domestic violence.
'Dessert & Wine in the Stacks' at Youngstown Library
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
After several years' hiatus, Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host the popular "Dessert and Wine in the Stacks" fundraiser - the bake sale with a twist - from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Youngstown Free Library, 240 Lockport St.
2,000-pound pumpkin takes top prize at weekend event
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 10:55 am
The Great Pumpkin Farm's annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off took place Saturday at the farm's 28th annual Fall Festival.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes EMS liaison
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 07:00 am
Catholic Health is pleased to welcome Robert Orlowski to the emergency services team. Orlowski will be serving as an emergency medical services (EMS) liaison, with a focus on the Niagara County region.
Mount St. Mary's St. Francis Guild to host autumn auction
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's St. Francis Guild will host a harvest auction beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Legacy Drive Clubhouse, located at 785 Legacy Drive in Lewiston. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Neighborhood Health Center's annual Christmas Shoppe, led by Sister Nora Sweeney. The Christmas Shoppe assists needy families in the region during the holidays.
Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center celebrates 35th anniversary with open house
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 07:00 am
The center, which provides services for children ages infant on up, opened its doors adjacent to Catholic Health's Mount St. Mary's Hospital in 1988. To celebrate this occasion, the center will hold an open house for the community from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served and there will be fun for the whole family.
School districts look to place cameras on buses
Sat, Sep 30th 2023 07:00 am
Stop arm bus cameras are cameras that are placed on the outside of each school bus, with the goal of catching drivers who pass stopped school buses.
Board of Education honors top popcorn seller
Sat, Sep 30th 2023 07:00 am
At its Sept. 25 meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education honored Grayson Shelp, 13, for his dedication to selling popcorn for Boy Scout Troop 510. During this past summer, Grayson sold $15,000 worth of popcorn, breaking his own record that he set two years ago.
Grand Island family works to spread awareness of rare disorder
Sat, Sep 30th 2023 07:00 am
When Nora Conta was a 6-month-old baby, she couldn't hold a bottle and she couldn't grab toys. Her hands were closed tight, and she was unable to open them. It was when she was 6 months old that her parents wondered if something was wrong with their daughter.
Elderwood holds event for residents, community
Sat, Sep 30th 2023 07:00 am
The parking lot at Elderwood on Sept. 20 was full of people looking at classic cars, ordering food from Viola's food truck, and checking out the basket raffle.

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