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Buff State: Dart Street virtual public exhibition set for Sept. 14
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 08:25 am
Buffalo State College announced recommencement of the Dart Street development project with a virtual public exhibition from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Public aspects of the project were paused in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wegmans pharmacies offer vaccines for 2020-21 flu season
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 10:10 am
With so much uncertainty surrounding the upcoming flu season, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves. Wegmans Food Markets Inc. would suggest one of the simplest ways to do that is receiving the flu vaccine. Wegmans Pharmacies, ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction" by J.D. Power three years in a row, are taking extra steps to safely and easily administer flu shots this season.
Niagara Falls: Council in the community Sept. 19
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 10:00 am
The Niagara Falls City Council will host a community outreach meeting at 9am Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Doris Jones Resource Center, 3001 9th St.
Spectrum Health offers safe summer events for youth & young adults
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 10:00 am
The youth pro-social program of Spectrum Health and Human Services is offering some free outdoor experiences for youth and young adults who are trying to quit or reduce their drug or alcohol use. There are separate group activities for teens 16 and 17 years or age and young adults from 18 to 30 years of age.
Poloncarz: 'We should not be the highest region in New York state'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 07:15 pm
Speaking to the press Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Western New York controls its own destiny - and will determine if Gov. Andrew Cuomo rolls back "New York Forward" reopening permissions - based on how its residents respond to the coronavirus.
Como for sale, not closing: 'Everything is open and continuing to go on'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 06:55 pm
"We could sell tomorrow; we could never sell. We're staying open here; we're staying open there. None of our locations are closing. And we could always decide to not sell," Colucci said. "As far as the Lewiston deli goes - or any of our locations - everything is open and continuing to go on. We're still taking banquets; we're still taking reservations at our main location."
Mindfulness & mindful movement conference for educators and wellness professionals
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:55 pm
The Center for Mindful Practice at Niagara University is hosting "Mindfulness Conversations," a virtual conference that focuses on education and wellness through mindfulness and mindful movement, Sept. 26 and 27.
Golden Age Center upgraded during closure
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:50 pm
The Town of Grand Island's senior services staff used downtime during the COVID-19 pandemic to upgrade the Grand Island Golden Age Center.
Grand Island Lions Club White Cane Drive switches to online amid COVID-19 pandemic
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:50 pm
A central tenet of the Grand Island Lions Club's mission is to support children and people with vision and hearing impairments.
Grand Island Central School District issues reopening update letter
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:45 pm
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Brian Graham provided school district families an update later Aug. 26 on the reopening of school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grand Island Central School District: Schools receive funding for new PPE
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:45 pm
In the middle of a $24 million capital project and during the usual summer cleaning of the schools, Grand Island Central Schools is setting up its classrooms with thousands of protective pathogen barriers.
Carrie Underwood reveals 'My Gift' track list & special guests
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:40 pm
Seven-time Grammy Award winner and five-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carrie Underwood recently released the track list and special guests for her first-ever Christmas album, "My Gift," available globally on digital and CD Sept. 25 and on red vinyl Oct. 30.
BPO presents 'September Sessions,' a free 3-part video performance mini-fest to welcome in concert season
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 01:35 pm
Lovers of classical music will rejoice as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes in the 2020-21 concert season with "September Sessions," a free, three-part video performance mini-fest. The series features solo and small ensemble performances by BPO musicians, all of whom perform in Kleinhans Music Hall adhering to new social distancing and safety protocols.
Mount St. Mary's Clearview treatment services receives approval for expansion
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
St. Mary's Hospital has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to expand its Clearview treatment services inpatient chemical dependency unit.
Parents & caregivers: Erie County Department of Health offers screening and services for children with developmental delays or disabilities
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
While much of Erie County is entering back-to-school season, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is sharing this update on services for the county's youngest learners, from birth to age 5 years, who have developmental delays or disabilities.
BBB Tips: Don't click on that text! 5 ways to avoid delivery scams
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 12:15 pm
Some consumers have recently been getting text messages that say a major delivery carrier needs them to "update delivery preferences" on a package by clicking on a link. The problem? The text is a scam, and the link results in the theft of personal information.
New York to extend partnership with HelloFresh to combat food insecurity amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the New York State Division of Veterans' Services will extend a partnership with HelloFresh, the world's leading meal kit delivery company, to combat food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
UB: With COVID-19, sexual and gender minority groups face increased health risks, UB expert says
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 12:15 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified health disparities among minority racial and ethnic populations. Amy Hequembourg, Ph.D., associate professor in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, is also concerned about another population facing disproportionate health risks: sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations.
Emmy winners Ray Romano and Brad Garrett kick off star-studded night on ABC
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 12:00 pm
It's an epic "family" reunion when two comedy greats, Ray Romano and Brad Garrett, test their skills and compete for charity. Then, two famed rock bands, Fall Out Boy and Weezer, go head-to-head on this special new episode of "Celebrity Family Feud," airing at a special time, Sunday, Sept. 20 (7 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Standalone 'black-ish' television event to air ahead of fall premiere
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:55 am
The Johnsons and "black-ish" return to ABC with a special one-hour television special on Sunday, Oct. 4 (10 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
ABC to air primetime comedy special 'VOMO: Vote or Miss Out,' created by ATTN
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:55 am
ABC will be airing "VOMO: Vote or Miss Out," a nonpartisan comedy special event created by ATTN: in partnership with When We All Vote, featuring some of the biggest names in comedy and music, Monday, Sept. 14 (10 p.m. EDT). Emceed by comedy legend Kevin Hart, the entertainment-filled television event will aim to encourage electoral participation in the 2020 election.
'Dancing with the Stars' heads back into ballroom with cha-cha-changes & brand-new celebrity cast
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:55 am
ABC announced today the "Dancing with the Stars" season 2020 celebrity cast, live on ABC's "Good Morning America." The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a Grammy Award winner, a "Bachelorette," a big-cat lover-turned-reality TV star, and a pro-football legend, to name a few.
Startup company founded by UB grads develops technology that streamlines process of detecting fevers
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:40 am
Buffalo Automation, a startup company with roots at the University at Buffalo, is setting a new course that could eventually help organizations around the world better navigate return-to-work plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Genomic analysis of Shiga-toxin E.coli (STEC) in a child reveals insights on a virulent, emerging foodborne pathogen
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:35 am
Foodborne pathogens are very common and usually benign, but certain virulent strains of pathogens can result in severe disease and even death. Distinguishing specific strains of pathogens can help scientists better understand them and develop biomarkers to help detect them in patients, expediting diagnosis and treatment.
Community Action Organization of WNY President and CEO L. Nathan Hare set to retire
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:35 am
Community Action Organization of Western New York President and CEO L. Nathan Hare has announced plans to retire after serving the antipoverty agency for 18 years. Hare will continue in his post until CAO's board, led by the Hon. Craig D. Hannah, completes a national search for his successor. The board has retained Catapult Executive Consulting of Buffalo to assist with the search.
Robby Takac unveils KISS homage video at first 'virtual edition' of Buffalo's annual Music Is Art festival
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:20 am
Buffalo's KISS THIS! and the Goo Goo Dolls' Robby Takac are collaborating on a new music video, "Hard Luck Woman," and they'll premiere it at the 18th Annual Music Is Art Festival between 6 and 7 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 12. The performance will be on the "Friends of MIA" channel at
Cuomo: Up to $158 million to advance action plan combating homelessness
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:20 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the release of two requests for proposals for programs that build and support homeless housing across the state.
UB reports 22 off-campus students have tested positive for COVID-19
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:20 am
The University at Buffalo learned Tuesday that 22 off-campus students tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation. This brings the total number of confirmed cases within the UB community to 27, including one employee, since Aug. 21 when the first cases were reported.
NYS: Absentee ballot portal is now open and requests can be made directly online
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the launch of New York's absentee ballot portal where voters can directly request an absentee ballot for the upcoming Nov. 3 election. The governor acted by executive order to allow any voter concerned about risk or exposure to COVID-19 during the ongoing pandemic to request an absentee ballot.
Catholic Health and its foundations notified of nationwide data breach
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 05:35 pm
In mid-July, Catholic Health and its foundations were notified by a third-party software vendor, Blackbaud Inc., of a cyber security breach that impacted the health system and other nonprofit organizations locally and throughout the country. The breach, which was part of a potential donor data base, included the names, medical record numbers, and dates of service for patients who received care in Catholic Health from 2016 through May of this year.
COVID-19: Niagara County to give out masks for children
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:20 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on Tuesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold three drive-thru events on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week at the Public Safety Training Facility in Lockport to distribute masks for children going back to school.
Heart, Love & Soul announces Mark Baetzhold as next executive director
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:15 pm
In its 38th year of service to the community, Heart, Love & Soul has announced Mark Baetzhold will lead the organization as executive director beginning Oct. 1.
Rob Nichols receives Robert J. Uplinger Award from Lions Club
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:05 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions awarded Lion Robert Nichols the Robert J. Uplinger Award this past weekend at the WNY Lions cabinet recognition luncheon. The Lions marked Nichols' success as a member, his dedication and commitment to the club and WNY Lions District.
Tim Howard joins NBC Sports' Premier League coverage
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:00 pm
Former Premier League and U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard is joining NBC Sports' Premier League coverage, it was announced Tuesday.
ABC commemorates Patriot Day with 9/11 Memorial Museum dedication special
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:00 pm
ABC announced "9/11 Remembered: The Day We Came Together," a dedication special filmed at the 2014 opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City, airing Friday, Sept. 11 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The special will be made available the following day on demand and on Hulu.
ASI opens applications for 2020-21 Arts Access program
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:55 pm
Applications are now open to renew or sign up for Arts Access, a program by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) that removes financial barriers that may prevent access to arts experiences.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Buffalo & Erie County family support groups now available online
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:45 pm
As the local community continues dealing with the COVID pandemic and the need to maintain safe public health practices, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Buffalo & Erie County is more aware than ever of the need for families to have support in coping with increasing stresses, especially for loved ones living with the challenges of mental illness.
Sheryl Major to join the staff of Independence Express
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:40 pm
Western New York Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL) welcomed Sheryl B. Major as the newest employee of its Independence Express (IE) transportation division, where she will be among the drivers of its fleet of wheelchair-lift equipped vans and minivans for those without mobility impairments. As a staff driver, Major will be delivering medications, groceries and medical equipment to individuals who are sheltering at home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
REPORT: Cuomo's 20% school cuts would impact minority students, high-need districts most
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:40 pm
A report released Tuesday by the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education shows how Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pandemic-era policies continue a trend of balancing the state's budget at the expense of the educational resources and opportunities for Black, brown and low-income students.
Cuomo reminds New Yorkers of free COVID-19 testing availability in Oneonta and Western New York
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday reminded New Yorkers of the availability of free COVID-19 testing in Oneonta and Western New York. Three new temporary rapid testing sites will open in the City of Oneonta, Otsego County, tomorrow at 11 a.m. After tomorrow, the sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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