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Cuomo: Younger people in bars the issue when it comes to spreading coronavirus
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said young adults congregating in bars is a surefire recipe for the spread of the coronavirus.
'Food Truck Thursdays' resume at Niagara Falls Train Station
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 03:20 pm
"Food Truck Thursdays," the weekly lunch series now in its third season, will resume for the summer, at the Niagara Falls Train Station (825 Depot Ave. West, off Main Street), beginning July 23.
Hotel industry, reeling from COVID-19 economic fallout, lays out priorities for 'COVID 4.0'
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 03:20 pm
As lawmakers consider additional legislation to address the ongoing health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) sent a letter to Congress calling for additional help in several areas, including extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for severely impacted businesses and their employees, creating targeted lending facilities and liquidity measures to help hoteliers meet debt service, and passing tax reforms to benefit both hotel employees and employers. Together, these provisions would help ensure hotels can retain and rehire employees, protect employees and guests, keep hotel doors open, and incentivize Americans to travel again when it's safe.
Mayor Walter Sendzik applauds new Government of Canada agreement to fund a 'safe economic restart' plan that includes funding for Canadian municipalities
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 03:20 pm
Walter Sendzik, vice president of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and mayor of St. Catharines, announced support for the new Government of Canada agreement to fund a "safe economic restart" plan, which includes funding for Canadian municipalities.
Niagara University education students provide summer tutoring for children at Carolyn's House
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 03:20 pm
Several Niagara University graduate education students are helping to keep Niagara Falls elementary and middle school students engaged over the summer. Caitlin Owen, Britini D'Angelo and Allison Jenne are holding virtual tutoring sessions in July and August for children involved with Carolyn's House of the YWCA of Niagara Falls.
Buffalo History Museum welcomes guests back with free admission starting Aug. 1
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 01:50 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will reopen to the public with new operational and safety procedures on Saturday, Aug. 1. Members will be invited back for exclusive "Member Days" July 29-31. Guests will be able to experience Buffalo's unique history with free admission for the remainder of 2020.
Cuomo: Individuals traveling to New York from 10 additional states required to quarantine for 14 days
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 01:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced 10 additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days.
Fallsview Casino Resort, Casino Niagara will not reopen on July 24
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 01:40 pm
As the province has announced, casinos are permitted to reopen in stage three, but with significant restrictions in place. We are currently reviewing the reopening requirements and how the capacity restrictions will impact the reopening of our casino properties. For this reason, Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara will not be reopening on Friday, July 24.
Some assisted living communities forced to put visitation on hold
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 01:35 pm
On July 10, the New York Department of Health issued a health advisory allowing for limited visitation to begin for assisted living communities. Eager to reunite residents with their loved ones, ESAAL immediately began working with its 300 members to begin implementing all of the previsitation requirements, including submitting a safety plan to the New York State Department of Health and developing a formal visitation plan to share with families and the public.
New York Farm Bureau releases COVID-19 impact survey on food system
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 01:35 pm
New York Farm Bureau, the state's largest farm organization, unveiled the results of a member survey that found 65% of the state's farms and agribusinesses have been negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
FeedMore WNY receives grant from Xylem Watermark to aid in COVID-19 response
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 01:35 pm
As FeedMore WNY continues to respond to the increased levels of need for food assistance in the community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it announced a grant will aid the hunger-relief organization in its mission.
Erie County receiving federal assistance to mitigate impacts of COVID-19
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 01:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning announced $1.5 million in Emergency Solutions Grant ("ESG") funds from the federal CARES Act is coming to Erie County to be used for emergency shelter services for the homeless and potentially homeless populations, along with $320,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") funding from the federal CARES Act for local food pantry assistance, allowing much greater outreach into many of Erie County's rural areas.
Cuomo, joined by Mayor Van R. Johnson, announces New York state to establish 2 church testing sites in Savannah COVID-19 hotspots
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced New York will establish two testing sites in COVID-19 hotspots in Savannah, Georgia. The sites, located in Temple of Glory Community Church and Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship, will provide up to 500 tests per day. Both sites are located in highly impacted minority communities. The governor made today's announcement with Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson II.
Power Authority offers 'staycation' opportunities for safe, socially distant & free summer fun
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 04:00 pm
The New York Power Authority reminds New Yorkers living near its power generation and transmission facilities of the free recreation possibilities available right in their own backyards this summer.
FTMP Events announces Rapids Theater benefit show
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 03:55 pm
FTMP Events and The Rapids Theater, Niagara Falls, U.S.A. present: "The Rapids Theater - Benefit Show," with 100% of proceeds going to the venue to help staffers cover losses from having to be closed due to the coronavirus restrictions.
Carrie Underwood to release first-ever Christmas album, 'My Gift,' this fall
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 03:55 pm
Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and five-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carrie Underwood will release her first Christmas album, "My Gift," globally on Sept. 25. Underwood, who teased the holiday release during her virtual fan club party this summer, now shares a trailer for the album, which includes footage from the recording studio, album cover photo shoot, and a personal message about how she arrived at the title, "My Gift."
New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports announces new public awareness 'Prevent Overdose' campaign to help save lives
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 03:55 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) announced the launch of a new fentanyl campaign designed to prevent overdose deaths and empower the public with information needed to help save lives. The statewide "Prevent Overdose" campaign will run for four weeks and is designed to raise awareness about the perilous dangers of mixing fentanyl with illicit drugs such as counterfeit prescription pills, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine (both powder and crack), ecstasy and others.
ASI awards a total of $235,640 in emergency grants to 154 individual artists & organizations
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 03:55 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. recently announced it awarded a total of 154 emergency grants - amounting to $235,640 total - through its WNY Arts Emergency Relief Fund. The fund, which opened on May 1, in response to COVID-19's devastating impact on Western New York's arts and cultural sector, supported 86 of the region's arts and cultural organizations and 68 of its individual artists, with the average grant amount of $2,262 per organization and $642 per individual.
Obituary: Wanda M. Cutini
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 02:45 pm
Wanda M. (Juzwicki) Cutini, 96, of Lewiston, died July 19, 2020 at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home.
Niagara SPCA breaks ground on $1.5 million surgical suite
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 01:00 pm
Donning hard hats and shovels, local officials joined administrators from the Niagara County SPCA for a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, as the organization gets set to begin construction on a $1.5 million state-of-the-art surgical suite. The end result will be a 2,000-square-foot facility complete with an X-ray room, which the SPCA said it's never had before.
Cuomo: 2 threats remain in coronavirus battle; state will shut again if people noncompliant
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 12:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered the following comments in a press conference Monday morning in New York City.
NCCC postpones annual Foundation Scholarship Gala
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 12:20 pm
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Niagara County Community College has decided to postpone its 30th annual Foundation Scholarship Gala. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, will now be held in spring 2021. No official date has been set at this time.
Spectrum Health to resume on-site appointments; telehealth services still available
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 12:00 pm
Spectrum Health, a certified community behavioral health center providing mental health, addiction and 24/7 crisis services throughout the Western New York Region, began offering treatment using telephone and videoconferencing as an alternative to in-person sessions, as well as going to client homes, if needed.
Liverpool to lift Premier League Trophy at Anfield, following match against 3rd-place Chelsea
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 12:00 pm
With Championship Sunday less than a week away, NBC Sports' weekday coverage features three consecutive days of NBCSN doubleheaders, starting today, Monday, July 20, and concluding Wednesday, July 22, at 3:15 p.m. ET with a top-three matchup on NBCSN and Universo - as Jurgen Klopp and champions Liverpool host Frank Lampard and third-place Chelsea, who would be guaranteed a top-four finish and a spot in next season's Champions League with a win.
Coronavirus stats for July 20
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 11:50 am
Coronavirus stats for July 20
Artpark Strawberry Moon Festival: Unveiling of Native American Peace Garden set for Aug. 1
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 11:50 am
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrates the Native American traditions and culture that are deeply rooted in Artpark's grounds and surrounding region. At 3 p.m. Aug. 1, as part of a new adapted festival program, Artpark & Company will host a special event to unveil the Native American Peace Garden: A reflection space for healing, celebrating and tranquility.
Sentinel outdoors writer Mark Daul passes
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:50 am
Joseph "Mark" Daul of Youngstown passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport.
Rebel Ride to host virtual workout class benefiting CAO of WNY
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:20 am
Rebel Ride, an indoor cycling and strength studio in Amherst, is hosting a Zoom workout class July 25 to benefit The Community Action Organization of Western New York. The yoga-based workout, using optional light hand weights, costs $10 and can be purchased online at rebelride.com.
Center for Hope launches in Western New York
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:20 am
Narcissistic abuse has become a term increasingly known to the public through news media reports. But for those who live with a narcissistic abuser, awareness is only the first step.
AAA Western and Central New York receives Top Performer Insurance Award
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:20 am
AAA Western and Central New York has received an award for its insurance efforts in 2019. AAA Western and Central New York was recognized for having the highest current AAA member use and growth of home, auto and life insurance among independent AAA clubs.
Fee Waybill 'Rides Again'
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:05 am
Fee Waybill, the raucous, irrepressible frontman for the Tubes, released "Fee Waybill Rides Again." The album debuted in the Top 10 on Amazon's new rock releases chart.
New York State Office for the Aging encourages older New Yorkers and caregivers to prepare for extreme heat this summer during pandemic
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:05 am
The New York State Office for the Aging is urging older New Yorkers and their family members to take precautions in extreme heat, as high temperatures and humidity, coupled with COVID-19, can create hazardous conditions for older adults. Exposure to extreme heat can cause a variety of health problems, including heat stroke and death.
NYSUT, AFT demand school districts follow state Department of Health guidance for reopening
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 09:50 am
New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers have demanded school districts follow school reopening guidance issued by the governor and state Department of Health that mandates social distancing, reduced occupancy and the use of masks, among other safety measures.
Canisius College Women's Business Center receives grant from First Niagara Foundation
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 09:50 am
KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, has awarded the Women's Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College a $25,000 grant.
Schoellkopf Health Center visitation resumes in historic park
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 09:50 am
Schoellkopf Health Center Administrator John Durno announced last week the center had met the state's requirements for the resumption of visitation - including having no new COVID-19 cases for 28 days - and would allow limited visitation by appointment.
Grand Island Town Board: Project Olive at top of workshop meeting agenda Monday
Sat, Jul 18th 2020 07:00 am
Project Olive representatives are expected to meet with the Grand Island Town Board on Monday after an apparent setback before the town's Planning Board.
Grand Island High School: Start of fall sports season pushed back to Sept. 2
Sat, Jul 18th 2020 07:00 am
The officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Thursday voted to delay the official start date of the fall 2020 sports season, to cancel the fall 2020 regional and state championships and to prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19.
Obituary: Lois Kaiser
Sat, Jul 18th 2020 07:00 am
Lois Kaiser (née Stahl) passed away peacefully on July 12, 2020, in her home in Tennessee with loved ones by her side.
Obituary: Jacqueline L. Kazmierczak
Sat, Jul 18th 2020 07:00 am
Jacqueline L. Kazmierczak (née Guz) of Grand Island entered into rest June 11, 2020.
Highland Clubhouse receives $50,000 grant from City of Niagara Falls
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 05:15 pm
Highland Clubhouse has received a grant of $50,000 to support the development of a community space where neighbors of all ages are welcomed for activities and education that foster improvement in the community. The clubhouse is only a few blocks from the former Centre Avenue Community Center, which closed 10 years ago leaving a gap in neighborhood activities.
 

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