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'Dining at Dusk' returns to Botanical Gardens with new artists, menus & themes
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 10:25 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens brings the "Dining at Dusk" summer series back for 2022. The program will feature a variety of local musical artists, caterers and dessert vendors for a unique experience all summer long. It will take place from 5-7 p.m. Sundays, June 26, July 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 18 and Oct. 2.
DEC reminds visitors to focus on safety as summer hiking season begins
Tue, May 31st 2022 10:05 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminds visitors to New York's outdoor spaces to focus on safety before they head out to their outdoor adventures in the state's wild and beautiful destinations. Ahead of this summer's recreational season, DEC continues to advance actions to promote public safety and improve visitor experience.
Memorial Day: Veterans worthy of reflection, celebration
Mon, May 30th 2022 12:55 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 held its annual Memorial Day celebration and ceremony Monday at the "Circle of Honor" monument in Academy Park in Lewiston. Cmdr. Gordon Spencer served as master of ceremonies. Veteran and New York State Sen. Robert Ortt delivered the keynote address. Boy Scout Troop 824 conducted a flag-folding ceremony, and Santino Hall led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Photos: Modest Mouse kicks off amphitheater series at Artpark
Fri, May 27th 2022 09:50 pm
Artpark & Company's 2022 outdoor amphitheater concert series debuted Friday with a headline performance by Modest Mouse. More than a dozen acts will perform at the award-winning venue this summer - and a half-dozen more will entertain inside the Mainstage Theater.
New York National Guard lays Korean War soldier from Buffalo to rest after 70 years
Fri, May 27th 2022 05:00 pm
Nine members of the New York Army National Guard ensured that a Korean War soldier from Buffalo, who went unidentified for 70 years, was laid to rest with full military honors in Elmira on May 27.
Second annual 'Savory Summer' seeks top warm-weather eateries, treats
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:30 am
Niagara Frontier Publications is once again looking for Western New York's top warm-weather places to eat - and their very best foodstuffs.
Wydysh: Niagara County DPW working to make roads, parks better
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:25 am
I think it's safe to say that our team at the Niagara County Department of Public Works (DPW) can put the snow plows away for the season. Of course, that doesn't mean it is time for vacation, but rather DPW shifts its priorities and focus to other areas. I want to cover of few of those in this month's column.
ECDOH: Don't trust your cocaine, don't trust your pills
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:15 pm
Since May 13, the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office has recorded an alarming and tragic number of Erie County resident deaths with suspected cocaine and fentanyl involvement. Representatives from Erie County government and community partners joined forces on Thursday with a wholehearted appeal to the community: Stay alive; don't trust your cocaine.
Niagara's Splash World opening for season
Thu, May 26th 2022 12:15 pm
Niagara's Splash World Water Park announced its operating hours for May and June, including Memorial Day weekend. Splash World attractions debut Saturday, May 27, and will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays, with daily operations scheduled to begin Friday, June 24.
NYPA board approves $500,000 in funding for Discover Niagara Shuttle service
Wed, May 25th 2022 11:15 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday approved $500,000 in funding to the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area for the continued support of the Discover Niagara Shuttle service, which connects visitors to iconic destinations throughout Niagara County.
Take part in Lewiston's 'green thumb challenge'
Tue, May 24th 2022 02:35 pm
Calling all green-thumbers! There's a new gardening contest in town aimed at giving visitors a glorious welcome.
Morinello announces Assembly reelection bid
Mon, May 23rd 2022 07:30 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello, R-C-I-Niagara Falls, announced he is seeking reelection to the Assembly. Morinello has served the 145th District in the Assembly since 2016 and previously served as Niagara Falls City Court Judge from 2001-15.
DEC urges New York drivers to 'Give turtles a break'
Mon, May 23rd 2022 09:50 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos reminds New Yorkers that turtles are nesting in May and June. He asked motorists to "give turtles a brake." In New York, thousands of turtles are killed each year by unsuspecting drivers when turtles cross roads to find nesting areas.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Joseph Brant and Lemuel Cooke build historic site
Fri, May 20th 2022 12:15 pm
At 832 Ridge Road sits a house with history that predates its construction. The first known structure built on this spot was made by Joseph Brant, a Mohawk chief, and his tribe. It was the site of their camp, and later the cabin of Brant.
Mooradian to challenge for New York State Assembly seat in 145th District
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:10 am
For the first time since 2016, residents of the 145th District will have a choice when they go to vote in November for New York State Assembly, as Doug Mooradian announced he will run on the Democratic ballot.
Ortt honors Bruce Sutherland with hall of fame nomination
Fri, May 20th 2022 07:00 am
Earlier this week, New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt was able to recognize and honor his nominee for the 2022 New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame, Col. Bruce R. Sutherland. The family of Sutherland, who was honored posthumously, received the award from Ortt's office at the first Col. Bruce R. Sutherland Memorial Golf Tournament held at Niagara Frontier Golf Club - a local favorite of Sutherland's.
Down River Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk is back
Fri, May 20th 2022 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara is pleased to announce the return of The Down River Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk. The event will take place June 5 at Fort Niagara State Park, managed by Its Your Race, Race Management Solutions.
National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27: 3 safety changes you need to know
Fri, May 20th 2022 07:00 am
National Safe Boating Week arrives May 21-27 with an annual reminder for boaters to champion recreational boating safety all summer long. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water suggests that boat owners need to know about three recent U.S. Coast Guard regulations that have changed, what's needed to be carried aboard, and how a vessel is to be operated at higher speeds.
Niagara Post Theater, Fort Niagara among recipients of $900,000 in total grants
Thu, May 19th 2022 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced $900,000 in grants to support 27 not-for-profit organizations involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands.
UB Center for Urban Studies: How decades of racism have shaped Buffalo
Thu, May 19th 2022 03:00 pm
In 2021, the University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies released a report on inequality in Buffalo over the past three decades.
Bruce Sutherland tribute: Niagara Wheatfield sophomore wins $1,000 putting contest
Wed, May 18th 2022 10:40 am
Brianna Scozzafava, a 15-old-year Niagara Wheatfield sophomore who plays on the high school's golf team, defeated some of the area's best golfers by sinking the only putt in the Col. Bruce Sutherland Golf Tournament's putting contest.
President Biden visits Buffalo
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:20 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul joined City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and local elected and community leaders in welcoming President Jos Biden and first lady Jill Biden to the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo to grieve with the community in the wake of Saturday's shootings at a Tops supermarket.
White House: Americans can order additional free, at-home, rapid COVID-⁠19 tests at COVIDTests.gov
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:10 pm
On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced COVIDTests.gov is now open for a third round of ordering. U.S. households are now able to order an additional eight at-home tests at COVIDTests.gov - bringing the total number of free tests available to each household since the start of the program to 16.
Kearns announces food drive benefit for families & neighbors affected by Saturday's shooting
Tue, May 17th 2022 09:15 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced his office, along with the auto bureau branches, is collecting nonperishable food items in an effort to assist the families and community affected by the shooting that took place Saturday in Buffalo.
DOT nixes Center Street digital sign idea
Mon, May 16th 2022 10:00 pm
There will be no digital sign at Academy Park.
Gas prices soar: New record high gas prices set across region
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.48, up 15 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.04. The New York state average is $4.76, up 24 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.06.
State resources available for Buffalo community in response to shooting at Tops
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:15 am
In response to the shooting at Tops Supermarket on Saturday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced resources to support the Buffalo community, including additional state investments, rides to local grocery stores, and funding to cover funeral expenses for victims.
Broome County teen arraigned for killing 10, injuring 3 in shooting at Buffalo Tops
Sat, May 14th 2022 10:20 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin was arraigned this evening before Buffalo City Court Judge Craig D. Hannah on one count of murder in the first degree (class "A-I" felony).
Artpark looks to prove different is better in 2022
Fri, May 13th 2022 11:00 am
By now, you probably know Artpark's summer season will look a little different than 15, 10 and even five years ago. Heck, more than 50% of a promotional two-sided event flyer focuses on events other than concerts. What you might not know is why.
Niagara Falls State Park seeks artists
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls State Park and Arts Services Inc. (ASI) have released a call for artists to create a lenticular mural that will be part of the new welcome center plaza in the park. The welcome center is slated to open in May 2023.
Higgins calls on FAA to reject a regional airline's request to cut pilot training requirement in half
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
In remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins called on the Federal Aviation Administration to reject a request by Republic Airlines to cut the minimum pilot training standard in half.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers guidance to parents during baby formula shortage
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection has issued guidance to parents who are experiencing frustration over the national baby formula shortage.
Free tax service at UB brings nearly $300,000 back to WNY
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
During the 2022 tax season, 65 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $300,000 back into the Buffalo Niagara Region through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival to feature Blue Rodeo, Pamyua, tribute to Joanne Shenandoah
Tue, May 10th 2022 10:35 am
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival will return Saturday, June 18.
Milling underway on Center Street - but businesses are open
Mon, May 9th 2022 05:00 pm
Don't let the empty parking spaces fool you: Center Street businesses are open, as usual.
Shea's Smith Theatre announces 2022-23 season
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:30 am
On Monday, Shea's Performing Arts Center President Michael G. Murphy announced the 2022-23 Shea's Smith Season, featuring Buffalo-based Second Generation Theatre and O'Connell & Company.
'The Peace Garden' returns to the Peace Garden
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:25 am
On Saturday, the Village of Lewiston officially welcomed poet Robert M. Giannetti's "The Peace Garden" back to the International Peace Garden on Center Street.
Support military families in honor of Military Appreciation Month
Mon, May 9th 2022 07:00 am
The American Red Cross provides support to our U.S. military community at every step of their career - from the time a service member takes their oath to navigating life as a veteran and each event in between. You can find American Red Cross support of military communities across the globe at military hospitals, on installations locally and overseas and through local chapter offices in every state.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center marks 4th anniversary
Fri, May 6th 2022 01:20 pm
The fourth anniversary of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center was celebrated Wednesday with a happy hour event.
 

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