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Disney & ABC present 'Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration'
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 09:30 pm
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the beloved Disney animated classic and its Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, The Wonderful World of Disney and ABC will present "Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration."
Ryan presents Empire Award to Colvin Cleaners
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:55 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited Colvin Cleaners on Elmwood Avenue to present the owners with a New York State Senate Empire Award in recognition of the store's contributions to the Kenmore community, including "Coats 4 Kids" and "Gowns for Prom" programs.
Higgins invites Transportation Secretary Buttigieg to visit Buffalo & 'witness division' caused by Kensington & Scajaquada expressways
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:50 pm
As the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) kicks-off a new federal grant program aimed at reconnecting divided communities, Congressman Brian Higgins suggests Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg should take the opportunity to witness first-hand how transportation decisions of the past have impacted the City of Buffalo.
Applications open for $343 million in child care provider grants targeting workforce
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications will be accepted for $343 million in federal funding that will directly benefit child care providers and continue to help stabilize the industry. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services is administering the funds.
$250 million Restore New York application period to open July 11
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Restore New York grant program will open July 11. This $250 million program encourages community development and neighborhood growth through the elimination and redevelopment of blighted structures.
ESD announces application launch for Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Grant
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:40 pm
Empire State Development announced the application launch for the New York State EDA Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Grant program, designed to support the post-pandemic recovery of the state's travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sectors.
Ukraine's globally acclaimed musical group DakhaBrakha returns to Artpark
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:40 pm
Artpark & Company presents the return of Ukraine's DakhaBrakha, to perform live musical accompaniment to the silent film "Earth" by Alexander Dovzhenko. This event is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Mainstage Theater.
Ryan 'demands answers' from Thruway Authority about Grand Island E-ZPass 'errors'
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 09:55 am
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan demanded answers from the New York State Thruway Authority regarding what his team called "a problem many Grand Island residents have been facing with the Thruway Authority and the E-ZPass billing system."
The Duffer Brothers announce new production company, Upside Down Pictures
Wed, Jul 6th 2022 11:55 pm
The Duffer Brothers today announced their new production company, Upside Down Pictures, for film and television projects as part of their overall deal with Netflix.
Howard Jones bringing new collection, approach to humanity to Buffalo - plus more than a few hit songs
Wed, Jul 6th 2022 08:40 am
Among the titles given to Howard Jones - new wave icon, synth/electronic music pioneer, 1980s hitmaker - we can now add humanitarian.
KVIS begins free children's concert series on July 12
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 05:30 pm
The Kenmore Village Improvement Society kicks off the 11th year of the Franco's Pizza Children's Concert Series at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, on the lawn of Kenmore Middle School, 155 Delaware Road.
Barenaked Ladies visit Hibbard's, lend name to custard fundraiser
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 05:15 pm
It was three summers ago that Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard announced a partnership with acclaimed Toronto band The Barenaked Ladies. The end result was "Big Barenaked Bang," an original recipe made with ground coffee, chocolate coffee beans and semisweet chocolate bits.
Gable Price & Friends rerelease 'If I'm Being Honest' EP with new live versions
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:50 am
California-bred rock 'n' roll band Gable Price & Friends (The Boys) have amassed a large following since their crowdfunded start in 2018.
Integrity Music announces Anchor Hymns
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:45 am
Integrity Music recently announced Anchor Hymns, a new project from a multigenerational collective of artists and musicians who are creating songs from a theological lens.
Golisano Medical Oncology Center receives QOPI accreditation
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:45 am
The Golisano Medical Oncology Center, a member site of the Roswell Park Care Network, has received Association for Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification.
Hochul signs legislation to help businesses access low-cost workers' compensation coverage
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced she has signed legislation restoring the ability of thousands of New York businesses to access low-cost workers' compensation coverage through the New York State Insurance Fund, New York's largest workers' compensation insurer and a centerpiece of the state's low-cost insurance market.
To fight online disinformation, UB launches Center for Information Integrity
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:25 am
Siwei Lyu, a University at Buffalo Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, clearly saw the problem. Misinformation and disinformation had so polluted social media platforms that untrained users in many cases couldn't distinguish fact from fiction, or just didn't care to do so.
Hochul announces construction on $93 million housing complex bringing 237 affordable apartments to Buffalo
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced construction began on side-by-side affordable housing developments with 237 apartments for families and seniors in the Fruit Belt area of east Buffalo.
DEC announces release of draft Lake Ontario Atlantic salmon fisheries management plan
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:15 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the release of a draft Lake Ontario Atlantic salmon fisheries management plan and is seeking public comment through Aug. 14.
All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars return to 'Big R'
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:05 am
This coming Friday night, July 8, will be the highly anticipated return of the Tezos All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars presented by Mobil 1 to the "Big R." Busch Beer will be presenting the racing program that will also feature the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds and the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks.
MAYDAY! Hundreds of thousands of new boat owners need safety training to stay safe on waterways
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:00 am
COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021 led consumers to seek safe, socially distanced family fun in a boat, and the rising tide of buyers lifted the U.S. recreational boating industry to historic sales levels. The resulting spike in first-time boat buyers and overall boating participation led to increased incidents, injuries and fatalities as per the latest U.S. Coast Guard data. Fortunately, these findings also revealed a key solution to this problem: boater education and training.
UB: When autism spectrum disorder occurs with intellectual disability, a convergent mechanism for two top-ranking risk genes may be the cause
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:00 am
University at Buffalo scientists have discovered a convergent mechanism that may be responsible for how two top-ranked genetic risk factors for autism spectrum disorder/intellectual disability (ASD/ID) lead to these neurodevelopmental disorders.
Niagara River Greenway presents 16th annual Paddles Up Niagara
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 09:20 am
The Niagara River Greenway, along with the Town of Grand Island and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, presents Paddles Up Niagara, taking place at Beaver Island State Park on Saturday, July 30.
PHOTOS: Bicentennial weekend ends with a bang
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 09:15 am
Lewiston's celebration of its first 200 years ended in spectacular fashion Monday night, with a team of skydivers and 30-minute-plus fireworks show over the plateau.
Community Services for Every1 to host 2-day job fair, open interviews
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 07:00 am
Community Services is hosting a two-day job fair: Friday, July 8, from 2-4 p.m.; and Saturday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The job fair will be held at 1485 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo.
Tedeschi Trucks Band hosts food drive at July 12 Artpark concert
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 07:00 am
Tedeschi Trucks Band - the Grammy Award-winning 12-piece rock and soul band headed by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi - has partnered with Artpark and Osteria 166 / Stockthefreezer.com to host a food drive at the July 12 concert in Lewiston. Proceeds will benefit FeedMore WNY.
Monitoring COVID-19: Could medicine found in wastewater provide an early warning?
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 06:55 am
In a pilot project exploring ways to monitor COVID-19, University at Buffalo scientists hunted for pharmaceuticals and viral RNA simultaneously in wastewater in Western New York.
Rotary Club of Niagara County Central 'Market in the Country' in Wilson
Mon, Jul 4th 2022 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central presents the first "Wilson Market in the Country" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson Cambria Road (Route 425). Admission is free.
2022 Buffalo Team Hope Walk to support HDSA
Mon, Jul 4th 2022 07:00 am
The northeast region of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Buffalo Team Hope Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Isleview Gazebo. All proceeds support HDSA's mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington's disease (HD) and their families.
PHOTOS: Bicentennial picnics, potter's field dedication
Sun, Jul 3rd 2022 03:20 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial celebration continued Sunday with an outdoor community service and old-fashioned picnic at First Presbyterian Church.
PHOTOS: Nerds Gone Wild wish Lewiston happy birthday
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 11:15 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial weekend kicked into high gear Saturday night, as preeminent 1980s (and some '90s) cover band Nerds Gone Wild performed two sets from the Alphonso I. DiMino Memorial Band Shell at Academy Park.
PHOTOS: Lewiston bicentennial BPO concert
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
In the afternoon, the Alphonso I. DiMino Memorial Band Shell was dedicated at Academy Park. Following some remarks from Tops owner Anthony DiMino and Mayor Anne Welch, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed in front of a vast crowd.
PHOTOS: Lewiston bicentennial parade
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 04:40 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial celebration continued Saturday with a parade down Center Street. Participants included marching bands, dance studios, first responders, local businesses and elected leaders.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Big Six Marina
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Many residents are unaware Grand Island is the home to three state parks: Buckhorn Island State Park, Beaver Island State Park, and Big Six Marina State Park. According to Mark Mistretta, western district director of New York State Parks, he has heard on several occasions, "I didn't even know this (Big Six Marina State Park) was here. This is beautiful. This is wonderful."
Town Board issues proclamations in advance of July 4 parade
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued two proclamations, both connected with the upcoming Independence Day parade and Dick Bessel Independence Day Run, at its June 27 meeting.
Goo Goo Dolls announce 13th studio album, 'Chaos in Bloom'
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:25 pm
On Friday, Grammy Award-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling Goo Goo Dolls announced their 13th studio LP, "Chaos in Bloom," arriving Aug. 12 via Warner Records.
Hochul signs legislation targeting 'unfair ticketing practices' in live event industry
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.9461/A.10500) "targeting unfair, anticonsumer ticketing practices in the live event industry."
Higgins & Tylec announce construction on project improving & expanding North Tonawanda trailways
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined City of North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec to announce construction of a project that will improve and expand trailways in North Tonawanda and better connect the Niagara Riverwalk to the Empire State Trail. (See map.)
Nearly 11 million Excelsior Passes issued to date
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than 10.9 million Excelsior Passes have been issued to date. As the first-in-the-nation platform continues to evolve to meet New Yorkers' needs, and as the original Excelsior Pass types expire, the state reminds New Yorkers to retrieve the latest and most robust pass option available, Excelsior Pass Plus.
NYS joins 'Operation Dry Water' to deter boating under the influence
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
As boaters look forward to the Fourth of July holiday, thousands of law enforcement officers across the U.S. will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence (BUI) laws.
 

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