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NCDOH joins cooperative effort to wipe out terrestrial rabies
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 09:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health environmental division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine. The ORV project is led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Niagara County Department of Health hosts KidFest family health fair
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 09:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health and the Town of Newfane will host KidFest, a family health fair, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Krull Park. The event will feature free activities for children and families, including lawn and garden games, Zumba, STEM and reading/literacy.
Eight Days of Hope completes third annual outreach in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Eight Days of Hope wrapped up its third annual outreach in the Buffalo community on July 23. Hundreds of locals and out-of-towners came together over an eight-day period for one goal - to love and serve the Fillmore District of Buffalo.
Report: Hotels' recovery continues, workforce challenges remain
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Midway through 2022, the hotel industry continues to make strides toward recovery, with nominal hotel room revenue and state and local tax revenues projected to exceed 2019 levels by the end of this year, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)'s 2022 midyear state of the hotel industry report.
Consumer alert: NYS Consumer Protection warns of text scams involving fake bank fraud alerts
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warned New Yorkers of a text phishing scheme targeting cell phone users with an attempt to steal their information. Fraudsters are impersonating financial institutions claiming that a customer's account is compromised "due to unusual activity," but the message is an attempt to deceive the recipient into sharing personal information.
New York Power Authority trustees vote to appoint Justin E. Driscoll president & CEO
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:50 am
Earlier this week, the New York Power Authority's board of trustees and the Canal Corp.'s board of directors voted to appoint Justin E. Driscoll as president and CEO of the Power Authority and the Canal Corp., subject to New York State Senate confirmation.
Niagara County to hold public meetings on new Rural Transportation bus routes
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:45 am
Niagara County will host two public meetings next week on proposed route changes to its Rural Transportation bus service, which is being renamed "Connect Niagara." The meetings will be Aug. 2 in Lockport and Aug. 4 in Niagara Falls.
Artpark presents its biggest weekend of 2022 season
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:45 am
Artpark & Company is in the midst of its most robust season in recent history. From July 29 through Aug. 1, it will feature 12 events with both regional and internationally touring artists from the U.S. and Canada that are expected to attract more than 15,000 people to the state park.
Erie County delivers harm reduction supplies & materials to local restaurants, bars
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health and Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force have expanded a campaign to distribute harm reduction materials and supplies. ECDOH has contacted restaurants and bars, starting in the City of Buffalo, to offer Narcan kits and branded materials with harm reduction messages at no cost. Outreach to the rest of Erie County will continue this summer.
NCSO: Industrial accident in Wheatfield
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:45 am
On Wednesday, just before 2 a.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a hazardous material incident at the Avantor building in the Town of Wheatfield. The caller reported a spill of approximately 400 gallons of methanol contained inside the building.
No comments at Frontier House IDA public hearing, but more details revealed
Tue, Jul 26th 2022 03:15 pm
No members of the public were in attendance Tuesday when a hearing was held regarding a request made by the Frontier House owners for a payment in lieu of taxes from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. NCIDA Assistant Director Andrea Klyczek closed the meeting just two minutes after making her introductory remarks.
WNY Food 4 Paws announces debut event
Tue, Jul 26th 2022 11:15 am
WNY Food 4 Paws will host a kick-off event at 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. Casimir's Church Food Pantry, 1833 Clinton St., Buffalo.
Pump prices continue to drop
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 11:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.36, down 17 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.16. The New York state average is $4.58, down 12 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.19.
Monkeypox detected in Niagara County resident
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 04:20 pm
On July 25, Niagara County Department of Health was notified by the New York State Wadsworth Center Laboratory that the first case of orthopoxvirus/monkeypox was detected in a Niagara County resident.
Garth Brooks makes Buffalo crowd feel at home
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:25 pm
It's 8:20 p.m. on a hot Saturday night in Orchard Park, and at Highmark Stadium, Garth Brooks is getting ready to make his entrance. As the drums rise up, they reveal Brooks underneath them, looking like Hercules lifting them skyward. It's a grand entrance, and the fans respond with a loud roar. It's finally showtime.
Lathan Warlick releases "Look Up To The Sky (feat. Blessing Offor)'
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Lathan Warlick, a genre-bending artist, rapper, songwriter and viral music sensation, recently released a new single, "Look Up To The Sky (feat. Blessing Offor)."
'Guy's Ultimate Game Night': Fieri hosts new game show featuring celebrity contestants competing in fun, food-related games, challenges & trivia
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
It's all fun and games as host and executive producer Guy Fieri welcomes his celebrity and chef friends to the "Flavortown Lounge" for outrageously fun and entertaining food-inspired games on "Guy's Ultimate Game Night," premiering Wednesday, Aug. 31 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and discovery+.
'Big R': Richard Wilkinson Mini Stock Memorial, kids rides this Friday Night
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks will be featured this Friday night for the annual Richard Wilkinson Memorial. Jetport Restaurant, Niagara Metals and Tim Hortons will present the program, which will also feature the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, Ki Po Motors Street Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman. The popular kids rides will also be part of the show.
Pandemic intensified mental health crisis: In New York state, Project TEACH is fighting back
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The U.S. surgeon general is warning that America's youth face a "devastating" mental health crisis. The American Academy of Pediatrics calls it "a national children's mental health emergency." And obstetrician/gynecologists and other primary care providers are seeing increased anxiety and depression in their pregnant and postpartum patients.
Niagara University's Merani Scholarship awarded to Mount St. Mary Academy senior Sheila Strott
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Sheila Strott, an incoming freshman in Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, is the 2022 recipient of the Merani scholarship, a collaboration between Niagara and the Merani Hotel Group to provide opportunities for high-level experiential learning in the hospitality industry. Strott, a Grand Island resident who graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in June, will receive a four-year, $30,000 scholarship, and three paid rotating internships at Merani properties.
Hochul: Child care desert grant awardees receive nearly $70 million in federal funding
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $70 million in grant funding has been awarded to newly licensed, registered or permitted child care programs in areas of the state without sufficient child care slots, known as child care deserts.
AHA: Study shows link between frequent naps and high blood pressure
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
Napping on a regular basis is associated with higher risks for high blood pressure and stroke, according to new research published Monday in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for projects approval
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, to vote on funding for a project being proposed by State Parks. The meeting will be held at in the DeVeaux Woods State Park Castellani Building and is open to the public.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair in City of Lockport
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair for those seeking employment on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Ida Fritz Park. More than 50 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
ConnectLife, Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co. host Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 07:00 am
The Kupiec family, along with ConnectLife and the Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co., will host a community blood drive honoring the memory of North Tonawanda native Brandon Kupiec. Brandon died unexpectedly in 2013 at age 20. His family holds this yearly event in his honor.
BPO's 'A Concert For Healing' will move to Kleinhans Music Hall due to weather
Sun, Jul 24th 2022 12:25 pm
"While we had hoped the weather would cooperate, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has made the difficult decision to move the location of 'A Concert for Healing,' originally scheduled at the Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion (1100 Jefferson Ave.) to Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle)."
Q&A: Matthew West bringing fresh perspective to Kingdom Bound
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 11:00 am
Matthew West is not really an awards kind of guy - ironic, in that he keeps getting asked to host the K-LOVE Fan Awards show, alongside his buddy, Tauren Wells.
Superheroes on display in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 09:30 am
As part of its free "Summer Friday Family Fun Night" series, the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department welcomed the world's greatest heroes to Marilyn Toohey Park. WNY Wonderland asked Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel to take the day off from crimefighting and, instead, visit with children and families outside the Red Brick.
Trinity United Methodist Church offers midsummer event to community
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 07:00 am
A basket raffle, snacks, beverages and bounce houses were the attractions at the Summer Breakout event held July 10 at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Video crew visits Grand Island farm
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 07:00 am
A video crew visited the Long Road farm of Tom Thompson on Saturday as part of a Farm Bureau of Erie County project "to produce video work to help explain local agriculture to the general public and, sometimes, for specific targeted audiences," said David Eckhardt, a photographer who is part of a video team hired by the Farm Bureau.
Once an onlooker, Brooke Nicholls returns to Kingdom Bound as PAC performer
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 04:55 pm
An estimated 40,000 people will attend Kingdom Bound at Darien Lake over the next week. In between campouts, games and inspirational events, the mostly teenage crowd will be stirred up by some of the top names in Christian music. How many of them will look up on the PAC stage and wonder if, someday, they might be the one motivating the masses?
The heat is on! AAA warns of extreme heat & dangers of hot vehicles
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:30 pm
The heat of summer is here, and this weekend is expected to be another hot one. AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. Since 1998, 917 children have died from pediatric vehicular heatstroke, including at least 10 deaths already reported this year in the U.S. While an overwhelming majority of these deaths are accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 22, 2022
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:15 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 22, 2022
Lewiston Police Department to crack down on jaywalking
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:05 pm
Jaywalkers beware: Our police officers are on the lookout for you.
Rend Collective releasing 'Whosoever' Aug. 26
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:05 pm
The worship band from Northern Ireland, Rend Collective, announces the release of its new album, "Whosoever," available on Aug. 26. Today, fans can preorder the album as well as get a new song, "Let It Roll."
NCSO K9 Atom gets fitted with new protective vest
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:00 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office K9 Atom has received a bullet- and stab-proof protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. K9 Atom's vest was embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of K9 Relic, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, EOW 2/3/22."
Steven Page announced as first musical performer of Great New York State Fair
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 02:00 pm
A Central New Yorker and iconic '90s rock alternative music star will kick off the "Chevrolet Music Series" at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse. Steven Page, former frontman of the Barenaked Ladies, will take the Chevy Court stage at 1 p.m. on opening day, Wednesday, Aug. 24.
ECDOH: Rabies vaccine bait drop scheduled to begin Aug. 1
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 01:50 pm
As it has done in previous years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Rabies Management Program is partnering with the Erie County Department of Health to distribute rabies vaccine to wildlife populations this summer.
Hochul $387 million in COVID-19 relief being delivered to local governments
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 01:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $387 million is being delivered to 1,452 local governments across the New York to help boost their pandemic response infrastructure. Her team said the announcement is part of the state's ongoing preparation efforts to tackle any potential pandemic-related surges this fall and winter.

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