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SUNY & CUNY scholarship program to cover tuition for 1,000 new registered nurses
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, at a breakfast hosted by the Association for a Better New York, announced a State University of New York and City University of New York program called the Nurses For Our Future Scholarship that will cover tuition for 1,000 new health care workers to get RNs at SUNY and CUNY. The program comes in an effort to help address the shortage in health care and lack of workers in hospitals around the state.
'Emergence' Series by Daemen College engages local arts organizations in support of artists
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:40 pm
Arts Services Inc. Executive Director Jen Swan-Kilpatrick is the chairperson of Daemen College's "Emergence" Series, an arts showcase for emerging artists living in the region. The series will also see participation from the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, CEPA Gallery and Crucible Art Collective as gallery hosts for the selected works.
'Christmas on the Canal': Free holiday market hosted by Lockport Main Street
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:40 pm
Lockport Main Street invites the community to a free and indoor holiday market of local vendors and makers with unique views of the Erie Canal. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises building, 210 Market St.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru adds 'City of Lights' home decorating competition
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:40 pm
The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights will add holiday spirit with the return of the drive-thru this year. It is also looking to highlight the creativity and imagination of friends and neighbors in the south towns. The inaugural "City of Lights" home decorating competition will showcase families that go above and beyond decorating the exterior of their homes.
Kim Walker-Smith's 'Revival Nights Pt. 2 (Live)' is available now
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:40 pm
Worship leader and songwriter Kim Walker-Smith's "Revival Nights Pt. 2 (Live)" is now available. Jesus Culture's worship leader recorded this project live from three locations earlier this year in Little Rock, Clarksville and San Diego.
Great Lakes Real Estate donates to Lewiston Family Ice Rink
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:40 pm
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink opened this weekend, thanks in part to a $1,000 donation from Great Lakes Real Estate.
NFMMC, NFHA hosted pediatric COVID vaccine clinic
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:10 pm
Bryan P, age 8, gives a thumbs up after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot during a clinic held Thursday at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building.
Ortt honors local veteran for 2021 NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:05 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt honored CSM Christopher Czarnecki of Alden as his nominee for the New York State Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame, Class of 2021.
Statewide campaign highlighting heating & utility assistance for struggling New Yorkers
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched a new digital media campaign designed to raise awareness of the various state programs available to help struggling New Yorkers pay heating and utility expenses to avoid potential service interruptions during the cold weather months ahead. With utility prices expected to spike this season, the campaign will also provide tips and best practices to help contend with higher-than-average home heating costs.
Hochul: $1.5 billion-plus in funding for workers who directly support those with developmental disabilities
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York Office for People with Developmental Disabilities will provide over $1.5 billion in one-time American Rescue Plan Act Funding to support recruitment efforts, retention incentives and vaccination bonuses for direct support professionals who provide support for people with developmental disabilities in an effort to address workforce shortages in this field.
In meeting with Canadian Minister of Public Safety Mendicino, Higgins discusses need for speed on border passenger rail crossings
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 04:45 pm
During meetings between North American leaders, Congressman Brian Higgins met with Canada Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino to discuss topics of binational interest. The conversation included the need for binational coordination to allow for expedited cross-border passenger rail service.
Buffalo Bills & Sabres announce partnerships with Austin Air
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 04:45 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment welcomed Austin Air Systems as the Official Clean Air Provider of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. It said, "Austin's air purifying systems, clinically proven to remove pollutants, are now improving the quality of air inside the Bills and Sabres team facilities."
Family Promise of WNY van totaled; shelter desperate to find a replacement
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 04:40 pm
Family Promise of WNY (FPWNY), an emergency family homeless shelter, is "desperate" for community support in securing a van to transport the children and parents it serves. Two weeks ago, the FPWNY 12-passenger van was in a serious accident. The van has been deemed a total loss by an insurance company.
Oh deer! New York deer crashes peak in autumn
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 04:40 pm
Opening day of regular season deer hunting is Nov. 20 in most areas of Western and Central New York. Hunting will stir the deer population, which is already active due to mating season. AAA is warning motorists to buckle up, be extra cautious on the roads, and scan for deer and other animals.
Higgins responds to Canada's announcements related to border testing measures
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins provided the following statement in response to announcements made by the Canadian government related to planned changes to border management policies.
Chicken BBQ salutes soldiers
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:30 am
Members of O. Leo Curtiss American Legion Post 830 teamed up with Youngstown VFW Lake Ontario Post 313 and First District Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers to present their annual Chiavetta's Veterans Day chicken barbecue dinner.
Niagara Falls Lions Club charter night celebration
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:20 am
The Niagara Falls Community Lions, founded more than 18 months ago, celebrated its charter night at the Niagara Riverside Resort earlier this month. During the event, the club was presented with its official charter certificate, which was signed by all its membership in attendance.
New bike repair station at Academy Park
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:15 am
Cambria Troop 8's Jack Olszewski recently presented the Village of Lewiston Board with a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout proposal to install a new bicycle repair station behind the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce on Center Street.
Fiores celebrate 10 years at Village Bake Shoppe
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:05 am
The Village Bake Shoppe prides itself on being Western New York's premier from-scratch bakery. It backs that claim up with a wall filled with myriad accolades and customer awards; partnerships with Hibbard's "Original" Frozen Custard and De Dees Dairy; and by being the go-to cake and pastry maker for many a wedding party (this writer has enjoyed sweet treats at two such events in just the past three months).
Tops supports 'RockOut Cancer,' BPO bicentennial performance
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
DiMino Lewiston Tops was a major sponsor for the recent "RockOut Cancer" event at the Lewiston Stone House. On Wednesday, owner Anthony DiMino presented a generous donation to the Lower Niagara Community Survivors, which organized the fundraiser.
Participate in #GivingTuesday: Join Community Missions as it celebrates global day of giving on Nov. 30
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it is officially the giving season. Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is welcoming donations and volunteers as it prepares for its annual celebration of #GivingTuesday.
Small Business Saturday: Battle Flag Tavern plants itself into Lewiston's celebrated culinary scene
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The Battle Flag Tavern is just plain cool.
Small Business Saturday: George's Appliance and Television remains true to its own model of appliances and small business
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
Few can lay claim to having been an explorer, a singer-musician, and a pirate captain - all pretty much under the same roof.
Small Business Saturday: Trait-Carré smells like a winner
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The philosophy behind Trait-Carré isn't complicated.
Small Business Saturday: Take a break from shopping and enjoy 'something special'
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 09:55 am
Recommending an area business to check out during the Small Business Saturday holiday shopping experience means much more than simply choosing a brick-and-mortar establishment to visit for a purchase.
Small Business Saturday: Passion is key at KP.Esthetics
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 09:55 am
It didn't take long for Krissy Paul to learn what most Center Street merchants already know:
Niagara River Region Chamber supporting local merchants on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 09:55 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has once again joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition and, together with American Express, supports this year's Small Business Saturday celebration on Nov 27.
It's beginning to look a lot like, well, Lewiston
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 09:50 am
Holiday decorations are in place in the Village of Lewiston, with the Department of Public Works hanging colorful Christmas lights and, as pictured, volunteers Tasia and Paul Fitzpatrick and Susan Hofert placing trees and bows at the corner of Center and Fourth streets.
Small Business Saturday: Over a century, Wagner's Farm brings more than apples to market
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 08:00 am
It began as a stop at the side of the road. A stand, like so many others seen on countless country roads, that sells homegrown produce. That was over 100 years ago. And as things change, so they stay the same.
ECDOH updates COVID-19 quarantine requirements
Thu, Nov 18th 2021 11:55 pm
On Oct. 27, the New York State Department of Health released an informational document that allowed local health departments to reduce the duration of a quarantine under certain conditions. Based on that document, the Erie County Department of Health is announcing an adjustment to its COVID-19 quarantine requirements.
SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference deemed a 'huge success'
Thu, Nov 18th 2021 09:30 am
SkillsUSA student officers from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers recently participated in the Fall Leadership Conference in Albany.
Niagara Falls Flight Academy to partner with NCCC
Thu, Nov 18th 2021 09:25 am
Niagara County Community College has announced a new partnership.
LiveNF Makers Market returns to Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 18th 2021 09:10 am
The LiveNF Makers Market, presented by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, will take place on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27. It will run from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. Admission is $1 per person.
Higgins meets with Trudeau, responds to changes to Canadian government testing policy at northern border
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was among a bipartisan group of approximately a dozen members of the House of Representatives meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Trudeau is visiting the U.S. Capitol for North American Leaders meetings with President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Niagara County Legislator Owen Steed to host Thanksgiving takeout dinner
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 05:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Owen Steed will host his annual Thanksgiving dinner for local families on Monday, Nov. 22. Rather than a sit-down dinner, residents will pick up meals to take home and enjoy. Steed said the format change was primarily based on the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Hochul announces acceptance of Canadian vaccination credentials for business entry in NYS
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced digital COVID-19 vaccination credentials issued from Canadian provinces and territories that adhere to SMART Health Cards specifications will immediately be accepted through the state's Excelsior Pass scanner application. Following the reopening of the U.S.-Canadian border, this means fully vaccinated Canadians can use their compatible vaccination credentials for business entry in New York.
With record snow accumulation forecast, M&T Bank announces annual 'Gift of Warmth' donation drive
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 05:10 pm
As winter weather returns and forecasters call for record accumulation, M&T Bank announced the return of its "Gift of Warmth" donation drive, the region's longest-running warm clothing collection program. From Nov. 22 through Jan. 7, 2022, donations of new coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens can be made at all of M&T's local branches to benefit local families in need.
Hochul announces $25 million initiative to improve housing for farmworkers
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new, $25 million package in grants and loans to improve housing conditions for farmworkers and to protect the health and safety of this critical workforce.
Higgins announces approval of Protecting Moms Who Served Act
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the approval of the Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021 (S.796). The bipartisan bill, originally introduced by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), an Iraq War veteran, supports funding for maternity care for women who served in the military.
COVID cases continue to rise in WNY
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 04:35 pm
From the week ending Oct. 23 to the week ending Nov. 13, COVID-19 cases have increased 105% in Erie County.
 

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