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Syros Restaurant considering interior changes to maximize space
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 08:55 am
Syros Restaurant patrons know the diner is spacious, with three eating areas and a private backroom. What they probably don't know is that the building, at 869 Cayuga St., also has large pockets of space in the kitchen and around the periphery.
Paramount+ original series 'Rabbit Hole' slated to premiere Sunday, March 26
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 05:50 pm
Paramount+ today announced the premiere date for "Rabbit Hole," and released the series teaser art. Produced by CBS Studios, the eight-episode season will premiere Sunday, March 26, with two episodes.
Paramount+ announces original series 'Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies' to premiere April 6
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 05:45 pm
Paramount+ today announced that its new original series "Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies" will premiere on Thursday, April 6, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada.
Academy & Emmy-award winner Nicole Kidman to star in & executive produce Paramount+ original series 'Lioness'
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 05:40 pm
Paramount+ on Thursday announced that Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman is set to star in the upcoming original series "Lioness" alongside series leads Zoe Saldaña and Laysla De Oliveira.
Election 2023: Sylvia Virtuoso to run for Town of Niagara supervisor
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 05:10 pm
It is my intention to officially announce my candidacy for Town of Niagara supervisor. I am starting my campaign by reaching out to the residents, family and friends, as well as fellow leaders of our community, to ask for your endorsements and support.
HAL hosts 'Echoes from Chloe'
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 05:00 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next program is titled "Echoes from Chloe." Andrew Nicholls will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to welcome Jo Koy and Friends on Feb. 19
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 04:05 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is getting the new year off to a hilarious start. The region's premier gaming and entertainment resort announced Jo Koy and Friends will be coming to the Seneca Niagara Event Center for a night of comedy on Sunday, Feb. 19 (8 p.m.). Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday, Jan. 13.
Morinello announces committee assignments
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 04:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-C-Niagara Falls, announced that he has been selected to serve on the Assembly Labor, Tourism, Veterans' Affairs and Economic Development committees. He will also be the ranking minority conference member on the Standing Committee on Codes, which evaluates issues and legislation regarding the state's criminal and civil justice systems.
Educational Conference Board calls on state lawmakers to keep promise of full Foundation Aid funding
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 04:00 pm
New York's major statewide education organizations released a report detailing the need for the state to keep its promise of full Foundation Aid funding in the 2023-24 state budget, along with other legislative priorities.
Aquarium of Niagara to celebrate 716 with discounted admission
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 04:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's popular, Western New York-themed promotion is back for Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Saturday through Monday, visitors save $7.16 on full-priced admission. The discount is available for both online (no promo code needed) and walk-up ticket purchases. The venue is also staying open an extra hour on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate a higher volume of guests. 
Celebrate Black History Month with New York Sea Grant's recommended reading lists
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 04:00 pm
An environmental justice comic book. ... A book about the winner of the first NAACP Springarn Medal, pioneering cell biologist Ernest Everett Just. ... A biography of mathematician Katherine Johnson and the NASA Apollo 11 mission. ... Stories of Harriet Tubman and freedom seekers along the Underground Railroad - all are among 2023 Black History Month reading suggestions from New York Sea Grant.
Ingrasci appointed chairman of Mount St. Mary's Hospital of Lewiston Foundation
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 04:00 pm
Robert P. Ingrasci, CPA, partner of accounting firm Lumsden McCormick, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of the Mount St. Mary's Hospital of Lewiston Foundation.
Ashley Park & Haley Lu Richardson to announce 29th Annual SAG Awards nominations
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 04:00 pm
Ashley Park ("Emily in Paris") and Haley Lu Richardson ("The White Lotus") will announce the nominees for the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 11, on Instagram Live. The nominations will be announced exclusively @sagawards beginning at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT.
NYS Department of Labor reminds employers to display new veterans' benefits & services poster in workplaces
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 03:35 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), in partnership with the New York State Division of Veterans' Services (NYS DVS), announced all New York state employers with more than 50 employees are now required to display a new veterans benefits and services poster.
Niagara Falls SNUG Street Outreach Program to host open house
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 03:35 pm
The Niagara Falls SNUG Street Outreach Program, operated by Community Missions, will hold an open house from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, to welcome the community to its office at 1702 Pine Ave.
Ahead of Biden-Trudeau meeting, Higgins urges leaders to rebuild & reimagine US-Canada relationship
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 03:35 pm
In advance of a bilateral meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau scheduled for Tuesday, Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the leaders to refocus on strengthening the bond between the border countries.
Niagara Falls Police Department investigates suspicious package
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 03:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Police has wrapped up its investigation regarding a suspicious package near Third and Cedar avenues. Officers determined there was no incident. The roads are now clear and back open.
Niagara County seeking Purple Heart veterans for Book of Honor
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 03:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's Book of Honor at a ceremony to be held on Sunday, Aug. 6. The county is asking any Purple Heart veterans or their family members who have not yet come forward to please do so by May 1 in order to be part of this year's ceremony.
Attorney General James to hold public hearing on mental health access in Western New York
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:25 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her office will hold its second in-person public hearing concerning the provision of mental health care for people with serious mental illness in the Western New York Region.
Lions clubs team up
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
Lion Tom Witkowski from the Grand Island Lions Club explained the Brandel Murphy Youth Foundation to the Barker Lions at a recent meeting.
Higgins sworn-in to serve in 118th Congress
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has been sworn in to serve as a member of the House of Representatives in the 118th Congress.
Red Cross, Peyton Manning huddle up for a lifesaving play this January
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
This January, the American Red Cross and Pro Football Hall of Famer and blood donor Peyton Manning are asking people to score big for patients in need - while getting a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona - by giving blood or platelets.
Niagara Falls man pleads guilty to gun charge
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Lazarus R. Hayes, 33, of Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. to possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $250,000 fine.
Ten Lives Club searching for chili cook-off contestants
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
The Ten Lives Club cat adoption group is looking for chili contestants for its annual chili cook-off fundraiser Sunday, Jan. 22.
Frontier High School coach honored at Buffalo Bills game
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
During Sunday's victory, the Buffalo Bills and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York recognized Frontier High School Spanish teacher and girls varsity lacrosse coach Rebecca Galanti as the season's final "Highmark Community Hero."
BGMC announces musical fundraiser
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
The Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus (BGMC) presents "The Red Carpet," its "On the Town" fundraiser. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
Batavia Downs closes 2022 with record revenue
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
Officials from Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel recently and formally closed the books on a record-breaking 2022. Credits played topped $1 billion for the first time ever. Net win totaled just over $76 million. That was up 14.5% (or $9.63 million) over 2021's numbers.
NY Sea Grant, DEC announce $460,000 in grants available to support projects that implement Great Lakes Action Agenda priorities
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
New York Sea Grant, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, announced funding is available for projects that apply an ecosystem-based management approach to address local watershed challenges.
NFL: 'Super Wild Card Weekend' schedule announced
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 01:40 pm
Buffalo Bills host Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m. Sunday
PHOTOS: Site of Center Street fire demolished
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 01:05 pm
On Monday morning, a crew from Regional Environmental Demolition (R.E.D.) tore down 744, 746 and 748 Center St. - the sites of an early morning fire on Nov. 30 that shuttered The Vintage Barber, Soully Created and Sue's Frame of Mind. A second-floor dwelling was torn down, too.
Damar Hamlin: 'This will make me stronger'
Sat, Jan 7th 2023 05:50 pm
"Putting love into the world comes back 3xs as much... thankful for everyone who has reached out and prayed. This will make me stronger on the road to recovery, keep praying for me!"
WNY Land Conservancy places conservation easement on Alt Preserve
Sat, Jan 7th 2023 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy announced this week it has permanently protected a 36-acre property on Grand Island known as the Alt Preserve with a conservation easement. The easement ensures the land will never be developed.
Hochul announces promotion of New York Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Denise Donnell to major general
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the promotion of Denise Donnell - the first woman to command the New York Air National Guard - to the two-star rank of major general. Donnell was the first woman to command one of the New York Air National Guard's five flying wings, and is one of only five women to attain the rank of major general in the New York National Guard.
NYS Department of Health updates New Yorkers on XBB.1.5 variant, now comprising over 50% of COVID cases in state
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:35 pm
The New York State Department of Health on Friday updated New Yorkers on the XBB.1.5 variant, which now makes up over 50% of coronavirus cases in New York. Based on samples sequenced and uploaded into the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (GISAID), the world's largest database for COVID-19 variant data, the XBB.1.5 variant is the predominant strain in the state.
NFNHA: Landmark legislation passed by Congress will ensure long-term stability for Falls, National Heritage Areas
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:15 pm
In one of the last acts in Congress 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942) by a bipartisan vote of 326-95. Days earlier, the Senate passed the same bill without opposition. President Biden signed the legislation on Jan. 5, 2023.
Could low-dose lithium treat long COVID? UB launches clinical trial to find out
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:10 pm
Adults experiencing long COVID may be interested in a new University at Buffalo clinical trial that is testing low-dose lithium as a potential treatment.
Long-standing food feuds are settled once and for all in 'Superchef Grudge Match' hosted by Darnell Ferguson
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:10 pm
The food world is filled with rivalries and, in the new series "Superchef Grudge Match," hosted by Darnell Ferguson, some long-standing personal and professional feuds are settled in one-round, one-dish winner-takes-all heavyweight battles. 
Gotee Records' Cochren & Co. announces upcoming release of sophomore album, 'Running Home,' on Feb. 3
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:05 pm
Gotee Records' Cochren & Co. released their debut album, "Don't Lose Hope," two years ago to acclaim and radio airplay. Helmed by singer/songwriter and worship leader Michael Cochren joined by his wife, Leah, Cochren & Co. is back with a sophomore offering, "Running Home," which will release on Feb. 3.
Community meeting regarding Niagara student housing
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:05 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino, representatives from Niagara University and members of the City of Niagara Falls administration will hold a community meeting with DeVeaux residents at Maple Avenue School at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. The meeting will focus on student housing in the DeVeaux area.
BBB scam alert: Copycat crowdfunding campaigns popping up following Buffalo Bills player's injury
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:05 pm
Millions of people watched Monday night as Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Millions of dollars have also flowed into the children's toy drive Hamlin supports in his hometown of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, as fans all over the country want to support the 24-year-old, who has been hospitalized since being carted off the field. In the days since the incident, more than $7 million in donations have been made to the toy drive.
 

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