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Lewiston Stone House, Carmelo's look to add outdoor seating
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:40 am
Lewiston Stone House owner Emery Simon intends to build a patio in front of his bar and restaurant at 755 Center St. Plans call for seating of about 20 guests inside of a gated rectangle atop the existing sidewalk. Simon will add a new, larger walkway behind the seating area, replacing what is now a small section of grass.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market expanding for 2021 (and adding Orange Cat Coffee)
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:35 am
When the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market returns to Academy Park this summer, patrons will find more vendors, a return of activities, and the addition of one notable village staple: The Orange Cat Coffee Co. coffee.
Olcott Lions 'Swim for Sight' set for Sunday
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:25 am
COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and, with that, a number of popular community events are making their comeback.
Discover Niagara Shuttle season begins with new route to Lockport
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:10 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle, the complimentary hop-on/hop-off service that connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara, is set to kick off its sixth season. This year promises to be its most exciting yet, with new routes, new stops, and new places to see along the way.
CBP & NIKE partner to prevent counterfeit shipments from entering US
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:00 am
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a new formal partnership arrangement with NIKE Inc. as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. Under its partnership with CBP, NIKE is donating proprietary technology to aid in authenticating a variety of NIKE merchandise and prevent counterfeit products from entering the U.S.
HUD: $5 billion nationwide to house people experiencing homelessness
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:00 am
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced the allocation of $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds for emergency housing vouchers for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
'Vax & Scratch' program providing lottery tickets for prizes up to $5 million
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced a new vaccination program that will provide free New York Lottery scratch-off tickets to individuals 18 and over, with a grand prize of $5 million.
Obituary: Daniel N. Jones
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:50 am
Daniel N. Jones of Amherst passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2021. He was 54 years old.
Obituary: Mary Lou Schultz
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:50 am
Mary Lou Schultz (nee Winslow), born May 29, 1944, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Wheatfield. Mary Lou was the daughter of the late J. Arthur and Tanis Winslow (nee Ramirez).
New pop-up vaccination sites at airports to reach more individuals with COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced seven new pop-up vaccination sites at airports in New York City, White Plains, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. The sites will be open for walk-in vaccinations on a first-come, first-served basis utilizing the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Erie County Soil and Water 2021 fish stocking program opens
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:45 am
The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual summer fish stocking program has begun. Landowners looking to restock their warm/cool water ponds can place orders for largemouth bass and/or fathead minnows through Monday, July 12, with pick-up scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at the district office in East Aurora.
Taste of Buffalo announces participating restaurants
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:30 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced 27 restaurants/food trucks and two wineries - all veterans of past years - will participate in the 38th annual event, which will be held July 10-11 in downtown Buffalo.
DEC announces start of 2021 camping season
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:30 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Thursday announced DEC's 56 campgrounds and day-use areas will be open to the public today.
Higgins & Nowakowski urge participation in Emergency Broadband Benefit
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:25 am
With the Federal Communication Commission reporting over 1 million households registered to receive the Emergency Broadband Benefit in the first week alone, Congressman Brian Higgins and Buffalo City Council member Mitch Nowakowski are encouraging Western New Yorkers to register, to ensure they don't miss out on the opportunity for reduced broadband rates.
Erie County Fair returning Aug. 11-22
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:25 am
Earlier this week, the Erie County Agricultural Society board of directors announced it would move forward with the 2021 edition of the Erie County Fair - scheduled for Aug. 11-22 - following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement New York is abiding by the CDC's new mask rule changes.
'Soldiers through the Ages' at Fort Niagara
Fri, May 21st 2021 07:00 am
On Memorial Day weekend, visitors to Old Fort Niagara will explore four centuries of military history as the venue hosts its annual "Soldiers through the Ages" event. Displays of vintage military vehicles and period camps will be featured throughout the site.
Rotary Club's Shred-It! is June 12
Fri, May 21st 2021 07:00 am
The annual Rotary Club of Grand Island Shred-it! event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12, behind KeyBank in the Tops Market Plaza parking lot on Grand Island Boulevard. Patrons will receive assured and confidential document destruction of all their papers. As done in 2020, it will be drive-thru, in-vehicle service.
Higgins, Jacobs disappointed with continued US-Canada border shutdown
Thu, May 20th 2021 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday expressed great disappointment following the announcement the United States and Canada have continued to keep the northern border closed to nonessential travel for another full month.
Blues Traveler to perform at Artpark on Aug. 29
Thu, May 20th 2021 09:50 am
Blues Traveler will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, as part of the "Coors Light Concerts Series."
The Tragically Hip surprise fans with new album, 'Saskadelphia'
Thu, May 20th 2021 09:15 am
Celebrated, iconic band The Tragically Hip announce a brand-new album, "Saskadelphia," out Friday, May 21.
Fantasy Island: Not yet a done deal
Thu, May 20th 2021 09:00 am
Grand Island Supervisor John Whitney said talks on reopening Fantasy Island are still at the "hopeful" and "tentative" stage.
Lewiston GardenFest's now accepting applications for open gardens
Thu, May 20th 2021 07:00 am
Have you been spending more time working in your garden? Organizers are now looking for Village and Town of Lewiston residents who are interested in showcasing their own gardens as part of Lewiston GardenFest's open garden walk. The annual event returns to Center Street on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20.
Duran Duran announce details on forthcoming studio album, 'Future Past'
Wed, May 19th 2021 11:10 pm
On Wednesday, internationally acclaimed, multi-Platinum, award-winning pop legends Duran Duran released their brand-new single, "Invisible," with accompanying music video, alongside official details on their highly anticipated 15th studio album, "Future Past."
Synthpop icons Information Society return with 'ODDfellows'
Wed, May 19th 2021 11:00 pm
One of electronic music's most influential bands, Information Society (or INSOC as they are affectionately known) return with "ODDfellows." The digital release date is Aug. 6, 2021 (Hakatak International). A CD/vinyl release date is TBA. (Negative Gain Records).
Higgins asks New York to make COVID vaccines available to Canadian residents
Wed, May 19th 2021 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the congressional northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, is asking New York state to open up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to Canadians.
Excelsior Scholarship application open for new applicants for 2021-22 academic year
Wed, May 19th 2021 04:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants for the 2021-22 academic school year is now open here.
Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival returns June 12
Wed, May 19th 2021 04:30 pm
Artpark & Company's Fairy House Festival will return on Saturday, June 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. Tickets are $10.
COVID-19: Vaccination opportunities abound in Erie County
Wed, May 19th 2021 04:30 pm
This Saturday, May 22, the Erie County Department of Health has a schedule that can only be described as intense, with five separate COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled to cover ages 12 and older.
Silver medallions presented at Artpark
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:20 pm
In 2020, seven organizations joined together to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Le Magazin Royal, a French trading post located where Artpark stands today. Part of that commemoration involved the creation of a limited number of custom-designed medallions. Production was delayed due to the pandemic, but each organization recently received a medallion at the site of the early 18th century trading post.
WNY COVID-19 Research Collaborative receives funding to reduce vaccine hesitancy
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:15 pm
The Western New York COVID-19 Research Collaborative has received a $55,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation to promote vaccine acceptance in the region.
ASI announces 8th annual Spark Awards finalists & honorees
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:15 pm
Arts Services Inc. will recognize 17 individual and organizational creative leaders in the Western New York arts industry at the eighth annual Spark Awards presented by M&T Bank on May 26.
19 Ideas partners with Say Yes Buffalo to launch marketing & communications fellowship
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:15 pm
Strategic marketing agency 19 Ideas announced a partnership with Say Yes Buffalo to offer an annual fellowship program that will provide Say Yes Buffalo scholars with a comprehensive, 12-month experience of working at a marketing agency with clients that span various industries. As part of the Say Yes Buffalo internship and career pathways program, the competitive paid fellowship opportunity through 19 Ideas will be available to Say Yes Buffalo scholars beginning this fall.
DEC announces 2021 'I BIRD NY' challenges
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:15 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of the 2021 "I BIRD NY" challenges for beginning and experienced birders. Two levels of challenges provide the opportunity to identify birds and learn about birdlife and offer a chance to win birding equipment.
Cuomo announces new guidance for health and safety measures at child care, day camp & overnight camp programs as New York proceeds with strategic reopening
Wed, May 19th 2021 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced updated guidance for health and safety measures at child care, day camp and overnight camp programs, effective May 19.
Higgins announces approval of bills expanding protections for pregnant employees & improving maternity care for veterans
Tue, May 18th 2021 01:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced approval of H.R. 1065, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and H.R. 958, the Protecting Moms Who Served Act. The bipartisan bills address health and safety issues for expecting mothers.
Raffle offers chance to win tickets to final show at The Tralf
Tue, May 18th 2021 01:30 pm
The Big Easy in Buffalo announced a raffle to win one of two pairs of front-row tickets for the final show at The Tralf - the sold-out Tab Benoit concert on Thursday May 27.
'Spread the Love' food drives seek peanut butter donations for FeedMore WNY
Tue, May 18th 2021 01:30 pm
In order to help FeedMore WNY replenish its depleted supply of donated food, the nonprofit's board of directors and community ambassador council are encouraging the community to support the upcoming "Spread the Love" peanut butter drives. The fundraisers will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 22 and June 5, at various locations throughout FeedMore WNY's service area of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Jalen Law selected to create mural inside NFTA-Metro Portage Road Transportation Center
Tue, May 18th 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) have selected Jalen Law, a local professional artist, to create a new mural inside the Portage Road Transportation Center. Based on his portfolio and prior engagement in the Niagara Falls community, Law was selected from a group of artists who responded to NFTA-Metro and NFNHA's call for artists at the end of 2020.
JCOPE posts 2020 financial disclosure statements for statewide elected officials
Tue, May 18th 2021 01:25 pm
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced it has posted the 2020 annual statements of financial disclosure of the statewide elected officials who were in office as of the statutory May 15 filing deadline.
Blue Öyster Cult to perform at Riviera Theatre
Tue, May 18th 2021 10:20 am
The Riviera Theatre announced Blue Öyster Cult will perform live at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.

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