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HUD awards record $22.1 million to New York to protect families from lead and other home health hazards
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies, a record investment to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. In addition, HUD is awarding more than $5 million to identify and address home health and safety hazards in six tribal communities.
HUD awards $3.5 million to Homeless Alliance of Western New York to help end youth homelessness
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $75 million to end youth homelessness in 23 local communities, including eight rural areas, across the country. HUD's youth homelessness demonstration program (YHDP) will help these communities to build local systems and will support a wide range of housing programs, including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.
TNBPA expands holiday food drive efforts making $2,000 for local charities in need
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
The Town of Niagara Business and Professionals Association is proud to announce that the organization will donate $500 to each of the four charities that received food donations collected at previous years parades. These charities include Community Missions, St. Vincent DePaul, Niagara Presbyterian Church and Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.
As N-W principal resigns, district looks ahead
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School will continue to be administered by Jeffrey White for the rest of the school year following the resignation of Michael Mann, now former principal of the over 1,200 students who attend the school.
O/N BOCES students attend Construction Career Days
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers recently spent a day at the IUOE Local 17 Headquarters in Lakeview to tour the 13th annual Western New York Construction Career Days.
First LPN class from Niagara Falls Workforce Training Center gradates
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
Fourteen licensed practical nursing students graduated Oct. 8 from the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Falls Workforce Development and Training Center. Orleans/Niagara BOCES Director of Career and Technical Education Joe Steinmetz and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster made speeches and congratulated them on their achievement.
Author of 'One on the Ground' to present at NT History Museum
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the North Tonawanda History Museum, Karen Wielinski will present her experience in 2009 when a Continental Airlines passenger flight crashed into her home in Clarence, killing 50 passengers and her husband who was in another room of the house.
Fashion Outlets: Shop fashionably for a cause
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is celebrating breast cancer awareness month with a "Shop Fashionably for a Cause" initiative throughout the month of October. From Oct. 1-31, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls will offer a pink savings pass for $5, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
NCCC student to receive EOP honor in New York City
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:05 pm
On Thursday, Oct. 17, State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson will host the first Educational Opportunity Program Honors Awards Ceremony at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan. This inaugural event will honor students from 41 SUNY campuses across New York state, including Alisha Rivers, a radiologic technology major from Niagara County Community College.
Out of Darkness works to end stigma, encourage communication
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:05 pm
The Out of Darkness Walk in Lockport will start with registration at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Walkers start at 1:30 p.m. and will journey one of two paths: one path on the south side following the Erie Canal for one mile and back, and the other on the north side following the canal for two miles and back. Participants will meet at the Lockport Locks Pavilion.
Helping guide next generation of HVAC techs
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:00 pm
The Career and Technical Education teachers at the Niagara and Orleans Career and Technical Education Centers depend on local industry leaders to help them design their course curriculum and provide internships for real-world experiences for students. These leaders sit on advisory committees and meet with teachers on a regular basis. Not only do they give up their free time, they often donate goods and machinery and offer valuable opportunities to the students in the Orleans/Niagara BOCES classes.
Cuomo directs NYSDEC to sue IJC for 'mismanagement' that devastated Lake Ontario shoreline communities
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is filing a lawsuit against the International Joint Commission for what he called "mismanagement" of Lake Ontario water levels that caused catastrophic damage to shoreline communities.
NBC goes country with 'Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry'
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
Country music legend Dolly Parton is returning to NBC and will perform at one of the most iconic stages in the world when "Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry" airs Tuesday, Nov. 26 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).
All-new holiday special 'How To Train Your Dragon Homecoming' to air Dec. 3 on NBC
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
"How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming," a half-hour animated special that brings the beloved characters of DreamWorks Animation's critically acclaimed "How to Train Your Dragon" film trilogy back together for the holidays, is set to premiere Dec. 3 (8:30 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.
Mission House drops new single & lyric video today for personal ballad 'I Don't Have Much'
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
Last month, Integrity Music debuted "Nothing Left To Do," the infectious first single release from Mission House. The creative duo - comprised of Jess Ray and Taylor Leonhardt - drops their second single today, titled "I Don't Have Much." Both songs are now available on all digital platforms and will be featured on their upcoming self-titled seven-song project slated to release Nov. 1.
The Script announce new album, 'Sunsets & Full Moons,' to be released Nov. 8
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
After 6 billion streams, 30 million single sales, 10.8 million album sales, over 12 million monthly Spotify listeners and 1.8 million ticket sales, Irish alt-pop trio The Script embark upon a new chapter with the Nov. 8 release of their new album, "Sunsets & Full Moons."
October 'fang-tastic,' as ABC treats viewers to Halloween-themed episodes & classic specials
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
ABC is the place for ghoulish good fun as the network counts down to Halloween with special holiday-themed episodes of comedies, plus "America's Funniest Home Videos," "Dancing with the Stars," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" On daytime, all of Port Charles gathers for a Halloween bash on "General Hospital." Classic Halloween specials "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and "Toy Story OF TERROR!" also return for encore performances.
MDSN releases new single, 'Who We Are'
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
Integrity Music's worship artist and songwriter MDSN ("Madison") has released a call to her generation with a new song, "Who We Are," available today.
Philip Rivers & Chargers host Juju Smith-Schuster & Steelers on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers host JuJu Smith-Schuster and the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Niagara Falls conference to feature national experts on domestic violence and sexual offenses
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:10 pm
More than 150 professionals from the fields of criminal justice, child welfare, victim advocacy, mental health and education will gather Wednesday at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls to gain lifesaving information for children and adults from local and national experts.
FeedMore WNY expands home-delivered meal services to Lockport
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:10 pm
Beginning Oct. 28, FeedMore WNY will be expanding its home-delivered meal services to include the geography currently covered by Lockport Meals on Wheels.
UB Biorepository is bringing the power of precision medicine to Western New York
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:10 pm
Today, the University at Buffalo officially launched the UB Biorepository, a critical new facility in the Clinical and Translational Research Center that will be a powerful resource regionally and throughout the state in driving biomedical innovation in academia and industry.
New York leads nation in civilian fire deaths; FASNY urges people to test alarms
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 03:55 pm
Fire Prevention Month is underway and Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) is here. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging New Yorkers to take note of basic fire safety tips and advice that can help save lives, with strong emphasis on ensuring that residential smoke alarms are installed and are in working order.
Lady Falcons volleyball creeps closer to third-straight NFL title
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 10:15 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons volleyball team continues to roll in 2019, as the squad defeated the Grand Island Vikings, 3-0, Thursday night in the Falcons Den.
Halloween-themed treats at Tim Hortons
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 04:15 pm
To celebrate the spookiest time of year, Tim Hortons is launching Vanilla S'Cream and Chocolate Monster doughnuts.
NYPA hires business strategist to drive leadership in clean energy & energy efficiency
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 04:10 pm
Ramping up its effort to focus on long-range planning and help New York achieve its ambitious clean energy goals, the New York Power Authority has hired a business strategist to serve in the new position of senior vice president, strategy and corporate development. Yves Edouard Noel joined NYPA Oct. 1.
DeVeaux Woods State Park opens new amenities
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 04:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with the City of Niagara Falls, cut the ribbon today on a new comfort station, as well as the city's first dog park, in DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Broadway megastar and voice of 'Anastasia' Liz Callaway joins 'Holiday Pops' with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 04:10 pm
Liz Callaway, a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist, joins Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for four performances of "Holiday Pops": Thursday and Friday, Dec. 19-20, at 10:30 a.m.; Saturday Dec. 21, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2:30 p.m.
The Harlem Globetrotters return to KeyBank Center in 2020
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 04:10 pm
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are returning to KeyBank Center in Buffalo at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards has haunted hayride
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 04:10 pm
Becker Farms returns with its haunted hayride starting Friday, Oct. 18, and running from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, for two weekends only.
Native American Music Awards: Wes Studi & Mickie James to host, Portugal. The Man, Keith Secola, JR Redwater among special guests
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 04:10 pm
The Native American Music Awards has announced the entertainers, special guests and performers for Native America's biggest night of entertainment, taking place Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino in Niagara Falls.
Buffalo City Mission launches fall campaign to raise $2.47 million by end of 2019
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 10:45 am
Today, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its annual fall fundraising campaign, a significant annual initiative to advance its work in providing critical programs and services for the homeless of Buffalo.
Higgins: $834,177 in federal funding for UB Research
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 10:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded the University at Buffalo a grant award for $834,177 to conduct research on health effects experienced among police officers. The grant was awarded as part of the fiscal year 2019 Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System program under NIJ.
#OneChicagoDay: Get to know new 'Chicago P.D.' cast member Lisseth Chavez
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 09:45 pm
The beginning of Kevin Atwater's partnership with Vanessa Rojas was just like the start of any coupling. Well, sort of.
Nick Jonas joins 'The Voice' as coach for spring 2020
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 06:30 pm
Multi-Platinum Grammy and Golden Globe Award-nominated recording artist, actor and award-winning songwriter Nick Jonas will join the spring cycle of "The Voice" as a coach.
Jacobs, Brown announce $80,000 grant award to bolster access to soccer
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 06:25 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs was joined late last week by Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, North District Councilman Joseph Golombek and local community organizations and leaders in announcing he secured $80,000 in state funding to support new mini-pitches along the Scajaquada Pathway in the Black Rock-Riverside neighborhood.
Congressman Higgins joins Niagara Falls School District in announcing 5-year federal grant totaling over $2.49 million
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday joined Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie in announcing a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education totaling over $2.49 million over a five-year grant period for Niagara Falls Schools. The award, over $498,000 annually, will put additional mental health resources in schools, increase community and family outreach, provide training to help teachers identify needs early, and expand the pipeline of mental health professionals into the school setting to reduce shortages.
Eagles to perform 'Hotel California' album in its entirety on 2020 tour
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 04:05 pm
Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill - are bringing their recent, highly acclaimed "Hotel California" performances on tour in 2020 with concerts in Atlanta, New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Each night's concert will feature a "Hotel California" set, with an accompanying orchestra and choir, followed by an additional set of the band's greatest hits.
Celebrate 60 years of Buffalo Bills football at Buffalo History Museum
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 04:00 pm
Sports fans can experience six decades of Buffalo Bills football stories through exhibitions, events and programming in October at The Buffalo History Museum, located at One Museum Court.
Kearns to host disability awareness event
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 04:00 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special Disability Awareness Outreach Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the new Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Southgate Plaza at 1088-B Union Road in West Seneca. Those interested may utilize the Seneca Street entrance located at the backside of the plaza in the former Bon-Ton.