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Former Steelhead Irish Pub owner James J. Lewis passes
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
James J. Lewis of Lewiston passed away on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.
Niagara County Central Rotary sets 25th annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary announces its 25th annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls.
Town of Lewiston to distribute COVID-19 at-home testing kits
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
The Town of Lewiston will hold a distribution of COVID-19 at-home testing kits on Saturday, Feb. 12, in the Town Hall parking lot, 1375 Ridge Road.
Old Fort Niagara announces special admission for Lincoln's birthday
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites readers to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday on Saturday, Feb. 12, with a special discount admission at the historic site in Youngstown.
Food Network fast-tracks season 2 of 'Alex vs America' with Alex Guarnaschelli & host Eric Adjepong
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 11:20 am
Food Network's hit freshman series, "Alex vs America," received a season two pick-up just ahead of the network's TCA panel featuring acclaimed chef Alex Guarnaschelli. She is an "Iron Chef" and Food Network staple, entertaining millions of viewers each week as a judge on "Chopped," co-host of "The Kitchen," and leading the fun on "Supermarket Stakeout."
Straight No Chaser among live acts at Fallsview Casino in March
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 11:20 am
After temporarily dimming the lights and closing The Avalon Theatre inside Fallsview Casino Resort last month, the venue said it is excited to announce "show lights are shining bright in anticipation of a stellar March entertainment lineup!"
Goo Goo Dolls release 'Greatest Hits Volume 1: The Singles' on vinyl for first time
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 11:20 am
Four-time Grammy Award-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling band Goo Goo Dolls have officially released "Greatest Hits Volume 1: The Singles" on vinyl for the very first time, via Warner Records.
Mickey Guyton will perform the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 11:20 am
Multi-Grammy-nominated artist Mickey Guyton will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LVI, taking place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, Feb. 13. The Big Game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams will air live on NBC and Telemundo, and stream live on Peacock.
National Wear Red Day calls women to 'Reclaim Your Rhythm' in Western New York
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 11:20 am
The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is rallying women in Western New York to "Reclaim Your Rhythm" on Friday, Feb. 4, as a part of the Association's Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day.
Hochul: $57 million upgrade of affordable housing development in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the start of a $57 million "substantial" rehabilitation of an affordable housing development in downtown Buffalo. The planned renovations at McCarley Gardens Apartments are said to improve energy efficiency and enhance overall quality of life for 149 families, while maintaining affordable rents.
'Friday Night Fight' event showcases community voices on COVID vaccination
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
WNED PBS and the Community Health Center of Buffalo Inc. (CHCB) are partnering on a special event, "Friday Night Fight! Knock Out COVID," to engage with the community on COVID-19 and "help dispel myths about the virus and the vaccine" on Friday, Feb. 18, on WNED PBS, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Erie County Agricultural Society scholarship applications now available
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society is now accepting applications for scholarships for 2022. There will be $25,000 awarded to deserving high school seniors and college students up to their junior year. Since its inception in the 1950s, the goal of the scholarship program has been to connect the region's students with agriculture, business and volunteerism.
Erie County DA'S office holds panel discussions with students to prevent gun violence
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced his office - by request - organized two panel discussions on gun violence for students at Research Laboratory High School for Bioinformatics & Life Sciences at the Bennett Community School Campus this week.
ECDOH changing COVID-19 information line hours
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 information line will adjust its hours to weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting Monday, Feb. 7. This change is in response to reduced call volume over the past few weeks.
The Summit Federal Credit Union's 'Plates of Thanks' benefits FeedMore
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The Summit Federal Credit Union, one of the leading credit unions in Western New York, the Finger Lakes Region, and Central New York, recently presented a donation of $5,000 to FeedMore Western New York.
Taste of Buffalo to award scholarships to local foodservice & hospitality students
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award four recipients with a $500 scholarship to be applied toward non-tuition expenses, such as room, board, books and fees. At least one scholarship will be awarded to a student in the City of Buffalo.
NYS OASAS launches media campaign to raise awareness of problem gambling services
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) announced the launch of the "Stick to the Game Plan" campaign. The goal of this new, multifaceted campaign is to bring awareness to problem gambling and how to prevent it, and to help direct people in need to problem gambling services.
Tracee Ellis Ross & Leslie Jordan to announce 94th Oscars nominations
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
Emmy Award-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan ("Will & Grace," "The Help") and Emmy-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross ("Black-ish," "The High Note") will host the announcement of the 94th Oscars nominations in all 23 Academy Award categories in a live presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 8.
D'Youville College to welcome Sam Rapoport as commencement keynote speaker
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Wednesday, on National Girls & Women in Sports Day, D'Youville College announced Sam Rapoport - the National Football League's senior director for diversity, equity and inclusion - as its 2022 commencement keynote speaker. Rapoport will address the graduates and their families at the ceremony to be held Saturday, May 14.
#VaxForKids event at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced new #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among children and adolescents. The new sites support the state's goal of ensuring New York children 5 years and older get vaccinated and keep up with all recommended coronavirus vaccine doses, including the booster.
Tool brings tour to Buffalo's KeyBank Center
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Metropolitan Entertainment and Magic City Productions welcome Tool to Buffalo as part of a large 2022 international tour. The Los Angeles-based band will play at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Sunday, Feb. 27 (7:30 p.m.). The Acid Helps will open.
BBB: How to choose a tax preparer
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
This year, taxpayers must file their income tax forms before the April 18, 2022, deadline. For many people, major life changes, business ownership, or simply a lack of knowledge about the ever-changing tax laws make finding a trustworthy tax preparer a good idea. However, not all tax preparers have the same level of experience and training.
Buffalo: Brown urges residents to follow winter & alternative parking to aid with street salting, plowing
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown urged City of Buffalo residents to follow winter parking and alternate side parking regulations to aid with snow removal and first responder access as a possible snowstorm moves into the region.
Milestone season of 'American Idol' premieres Sunday, Feb. 27, on ABC
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, along with Emmy-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest, return to help discover America's next singing sensation for "American Idol's" fifth season on ABC - and 20th season overall - on Sunday, Feb. 27 (8-10 p.m. EST), on ABC.
FOX serves up two additional helpings of 'Hell's Kitchen'
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
FOX has ordered two additional seasons of the Gordon Ramsay hit culinary competition series "Hell's Kitchen," renewing the show for its 21st and 22nd seasons.
Memorial Medical Center expands gastrointestinal program
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has expanded its gastrointestinal (GI) services for residents of Niagara County by purchasing equipment that will allow for wireless testing and monitoring to evaluate esophageal function.
Heart, Love & Soul receives $200,000 from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Heart, Love & Soul was awarded $200,000 of grant funding from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation in support of its food and hospitality and social care programs. The funding will build upon the agency's mission of feeding those in need - body, mind and soul - by addressing food insecurity, inadequate housing, health, and other challenges associated with poverty.
Relocation of Niagara County Veterans' Service Agency complete
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday announced the relocation of the offices of the Niagara County Veterans' Service Agency is now complete. The new office is now open at the Niagara County Clerk's Office in the Niagara County Courthouse, 175 Hawley St., Lockport.
Hochul announces actions to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations for children & families
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) are calling on the federal government to issue guidance to all insurers to cover COVID-19 vaccination consultations for children and their families.
Hochul, NYSDOH announce expert consortium to address long COVID
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced New York state, led by the Department of Health, will host an expert panel on long COVID on Thursday, Feb. 3. The event will be hosted by Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, and consist of three panels featuring the research, clinical and functional aspects of this public health challenge.
Erie Grown receives NYS Best Practice Award
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning announced Erie Grown, an initiative of the Erie County Office of Agriculture promoting locally grown and in-season agricultural products and agritourism while improving the viability of farming in Erie County, was recognized by the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association with a 2021 Best Practice Award. The accolade is presented to projects that use innovative planning methods and practices to help create communities of lasting value.
Marcene Robinson named 2022 president of local PRSA chapter
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Marcene Robinson as president for 2022. Robinson heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
'Economic gardening' program comes to Niagara County
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development on Tuesday announced the addition of "economic gardening" to its list of economic development programs. In partnership with Invest Buffalo Niagara, Niagara County is offering this program to second-stage companies that are looking to accelerate growth.
UB researcher recruiting for Buffalo study on concussion in kids and teens
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
A University at Buffalo concussion researcher is recruiting children and teens ages 8-17 for a study examining the effects of sports-related concussion in youths.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces new house manager
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:55 am
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the hire of Bob Schatz as the new house manager. He brings to the charity 16 years of experience in facilities management.
UB welcomes new center to explore Black history and racial literacy
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
The University at Buffalo will work to improve how Black history and race are taught and learned in schools around the world through the new UB Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education.
'National Geographic Live' series debuts with Rae Wynn-Grant and 'The Secret Life of Bears'
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
The "National Geographic Live" speaker series kicks off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant's "The Secret Life of Bears." Organizers said, "Through dynamic photographs and video via state-of-the-art projection, the audience will be immersed in the breathtaking science behind nature, in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall."
Luke Baecker named chair of 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced Luke Baecker, CPA, CGMA, a fund administrator at Roofers Local No. 74 / 203 Benefit Funds, has been elected chair of the festival's board of directors. He will lead planning efforts for the 39th annual event, which takes place on July 9-10 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Hochul: CUNY formally discontinues practice of withholding transcripts from students & grads with unpaid balances
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the City University of New York Board of Trustees voted to permanently end a policy that banned CUNY colleges from releasing official transcripts and enrollment verification to students and graduates who owed the university unpaid tuition balances and fees. The action follows CUNY's August 2021 suspension of this policy.
Artists of Color Exhibition on display in February at the NACC
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
In celebration of Black History month, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will host the 11th annual Artists of Color Exhibition Feb. 6 until March 19 in the Townsend Gallery, located at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.

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