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Small Business Saturday profile: Chéri Amour
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A hotel industry worker by trade, Cheri Clark never imagined a life in retail.
Scientists share updates, including maps, from Tonawanda Coke Soil Study
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
On Thursday, scientists hosted a community meeting to update the public on the Tonawanda Coke Soil Study.
Grand Island Town Board: Plaza business wants panhandling addressed
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A Grand Island Plaza business is asking the Grand Island Town Board for help in addressing the issue of panhandlers.
Fundraiser for Buffalo Wheelchair Basketball Youth League
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A GoFundMe launched to help the Buffalo Wheelchair Basketball Youth League raise $20,000 in order to purchase 10 wheelchairs for this program that integrates people with physical disabilities and people without disabilities together on the court to learn and play competitive wheelchair basketball.
Trinity United Methodist Church: 'Pink Bag Ladies' support veterans again
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The "Pink Bag Ladies" at Trinity United Methodist Church, who make care packages for female veterans serving in all the armed services all around the world, have turned their charity to male veterans this season.
Daybreak coming soon to Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:20 pm
Heart, Love & Soul was founded by a prayer group from Sacred Heart Parish more than 30 years ago. Originally a pantry group, it became a place for a daily meal, and eventually moved to Ontario Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls business owners cited for work on 'Operation Safecam'
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:15 pm
Niagara Falls business owners Linda and Mark Milanovich of George's Appliance Inc., and Ghandi Jourdi and Master Khechen of Master Khechen's Martial Arts Academy were recognized earlier this month for their contributions towards development of a security camera network intended to protect Pine Avenue business and customers in Niagara Falls.
Batting cages now in former Summit Mall; more expected soon
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:00 pm
From the outside, the Summit Mall in the Town of Wheatfield looks completely deserted. But once inside, and with a little imagination, it's hard to not see the vision of what this place could be.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra holiday season to feature memorable moments and traditional favorites from classical to popular, family-friendly and film
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has something for everyone's musical wish list this holiday season, from classical masterworks to popular hits of Hollywood, Broadway and the radio. As staffers deck Kleinhans Music Hall with boughs of holly, audiences should prepare to be dazzled by the sights and sounds of the season, and memory-making moments with the BPO.
Niagara Catholic sold to The Chapel
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 04:15 pm
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo on Thursday announced the former Niagara Catholic building was sold. NC was shuttered in 2018 due to a lack of funding.
'D4F' positively impacting communities
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 02:30 pm
Deposits for Food begins its seventh year of collecting returnable beverage containers and scrap metal, with all proceeds going to three Niagara County food pantries. In slightly over six years, founder Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston, a SUNY at Buffalo graduate, has donated $72,000 to Community Missions, and Heart, Love & Soul, both in Niagara Falls; and Care and Share Food Pantry in Ransomville.
Niagara University Student Government Association spreading holiday cheer in Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 02:30 pm
On Saturday, 75 future leaders from Niagara University's Student Government Association will be in the north and south ends of Niagara Falls from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to decorate for the holiday season.
Food Network offers live Thanksgiving help with recipes, tips & cooking classes
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 02:30 pm
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Food Network and Food Network Kitchen offer live classes and a two-hour live, on-air special, packed with recipes, tips and entertaining advice for the biggest food holiday of the year.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to review 2020 grant schedule and revised protocols on Dec. 3
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 07:00 am
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes review of the 2020 grant schedule and revised protocols for applicants who are seeking Greenway project funding.
Tom Golisano gives $1.5 million to build new $2 million medical oncology center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 08:05 pm
Niagara will soon have another Golisano Center - one in which lives will be saved.
Niagara County Community College names Murabito president
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 08:05 pm
The State University of New York Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the board of trustees of Niagara County Community College, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Dr. William J. Murabito as the seventh president of the institution.
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum wins BOMA Award
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 04:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announce the museum, located at Canalside, has been selected as the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Buffalo 2019 Project of the Year.
Community Missions announces plans for seventh annual #GivingTuesday
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 100 volunteers and eight restaurants from the Niagara community will partner with Community Missions for its seventh annual #GivingTuesday event on Dec. 3.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.: The Ice at Canalside opens
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 03:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Be Our Guest Ltd. will open The Ice at Canalside, presented by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York at 3 p.m. A family-friendly season-opening celebration is scheduled for Friday, starting at 5 p.m.
NCCC Future Leaders engage in community service
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:50 pm
As part of the Liberty Partnerships Future Leaders program at Niagara County Community College, students from Lockport High School and North Park Junior High School will focus their community service efforts on environmental improvements this year.
Erie County has first building to fly Purple Heart flag daily
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:45 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and the Military Order of the Purple Heart flew the Purple Heart flag Tuesday on the Church Street side of Old County Hall, making the venue the first county building to raise the Purple Heart flag as an ongoing display of patronage, hope and visibility for Purple Heart recipients.
Community leaders honored at Niagara University President's Dinner
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:35 pm
Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of four individuals - while raising critical funds for student scholarships - during its 2019 President's Dinner, which was held Nov. 15 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Higgins: $1.625 million in federal funding to Buffalo State College projects focused on Buffalo's west side
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the award of two Department of Health and Human Services grants to Buffalo State College to prevent drug and alcohol use among youth on Buffalo's west side. Higgins is a 1985 BSC graduate.
Erie County energy performance contract identifies millions in energy savings
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works has announced the approval of a county energy performance contract designed to drive energy-efficiency improvements in Erie County facilities. The EPC is the end result of a project designed to select a group of facility improvement measures that will pay for themselves through energy savings in 39 years or less.
Acclaimed 'National Geographic Live' speaker series returns to Kleinhans Music Hall
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:10 pm
The "National Geographic Live" speaker series will once again return to Kleinhans Music Hall, with two more enlightening perspectives on the world.
'Coats 4 Kids': Unprecedented demand leaves drive in need
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:05 pm
As a result of distributing a one-day record high of more than 5,200 coats at its first free Colvin Cleaners "Coats 4 Kids" event on Nov. 4, a desperate need for kids' coats exists for the two remaining free coat distributions. As a result, Colvin Cleaners is again reaching out to the community for donations of gently used kids' coats, while also providing the option of purchasing coats online or making cash donations for the purchase of coats.
Real estate developer John H. McClutchy Jr. reaches initial agreement to bring USL Championship franchise to Buffalo
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:05 pm
The largest professional soccer organization in North America, the United Soccer League, may be coming to the Queen City. Real estate developer John McClutchy has entered into a conditional agreement with the USL to bring a USL Championship club to Buffalo.
3rd annual 'Charity Hockey Classic' presented by PGA REACH WNY to benefit Special Olympics New York
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 09:20 am
On Friday, Nov. 22, golf professionals from the Western New York PGA will team up to raise money for the local Special Olympics New York golf program. They will participate in a traditional six-on-six hockey match.
Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association to induct 3 into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 09:10 am
On Dec. 5, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association will induct three Class of 1996 graduates into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame: Adam Burns, Dr. Michael Gambacorta and Dr. Peter Gambacorta.
'All Through the Night' at NACC
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 09:10 am
Western Door Playhouse presents "All Through the Night," written by L. Don Swartz and directed by Robert Priest, the weekends of Nov. 22 through Dec. 1. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays at the Woodbox Theater on the third floor of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
GNBC hosts trivia night fundraiser
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 09:10 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will host its annual trivia night fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, inside the American Legion VFW Post at 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Join in for a night of fun, with pizza, chips, a cash bar, a basket raffle, a pie auction, "catch the joker" and a 50/50 raffle.
Holiday sale at Museum of disABILITY store offers unique gifts, discounts for teachers, students & veterans
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 07:00 am
Looking for a unique gift on your shopping list this holiday season? Look no further than the charming store located inside the Museum of disABILITY History.
State Parks, DEC offer early bird savings on Empire Pass renewals for 2020 season
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation announced early-bird savings for online renewals of the 2020 Empire Pass. Customers who keep their existing card and renew online before Jan. 1 will save $15 off a single or multi-season pass. Those users who renew online from Jan. 1 to March 31 will save $10 - and any online card renewals after those dates will receive a $5 discount from the standard price.
Buffalo Zoo makes significant donation to support expansion of Indonesian rhino sanctuary
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 07:00 am
Through community fundraising events throughout 2019, the Buffalo Zoo has raised $13,500 to support the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) expansion of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia.
Cuomo: $4 million to support green & clean energy solutions in New York schools
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 01:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced $4 million is available under the "P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions" program to reduce energy use and assist with the conversion to carbon-free energy solutions for schools serving prekindergarten through grade 12 students. The program supports the state's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85% by 2050, and the governor's "Green New Deal," the most aggressive climate and clean energy program in the nation.
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help neighbors in need of holiday meals
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 12:30 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry community members, 97 Rock, Kaleida Health, WKBW-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News and FeedMore WNY are teaming up for the 14th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger." The weeklong holiday food and fund drive will be held from 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, through 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital parking lot, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville.
Artpark & Funtime welcome Joe Russo's Almost Dead
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 12:25 pm
Artpark & Company and Funtime will present Joe Russo's Almost Dead on Friday, June 19, 2020, in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, Nov. 22.
Billy Joel in Buffalo: Ticketmaster issue resolved
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 11:30 am
"Due to a widespread technical error with Ticketmaster processing orders for Billy Joel at New Era Field this morning during the American Express presale, some fans were unable to purchase tickets. The technical error has now been repaired and American Express cardholders are now able to buy tickets through without issue."
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announces appointment of Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner as new co-chair
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 11:25 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announced Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, president of Buffalo State College, has been appointed co-chair of the council. Conway-Turner succeeds Dr. Virginia Horvath, who served as co-chair since 2017 and who recently retired as president of SUNY Fredonia.
Buffalo Sabres, Wegmans, Entercom Buffalo partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets' drive
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with Wegmans and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Wednesday, Nov. 20, to benefit local food pantries. The turkey drive will take place from 7-9 a.m. in the following locations:

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