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Travel rebounds for February break
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 02:50 pm
Travel is on the rebound as the upcoming school break approaches. AAA's online travel bookings for January were up nearly 250% compared to January 2021, and January travel reservations even surpassed prepandemic levels, increasing 20% over January 2019.
Niagara Wine Trail names new executive director, officers for 2022
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 09:30 am
The Niagara Wine Trail has named Susan Swiatkowski as its new executive director. In addition, new officers have been chosen to lead the organization for 2022.
Variety Club announces 60th annual Variety Kids Telethon
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 12:15 pm
The 60th annual Variety Kids Telethon will take place at the Variety Club headquarters located at 6114 Broadway, Lancaster. The event will be produced and presented from both the studios of WGRZ-TV Channel 2, and the Variety Club HQ from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The presentation will also be streamed live at www.wgrz.com.
Hochul establishes office of chief disability officer
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the establishment of the Office of the Chief Disability Officer to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities. She appointed Kimberly T. Hill as the state's first chief disability officer.
Senate Republicans: End COVID mandates
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:05 am
On Monday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and members of the Senate Republican Conference called for an end to what they called "unconstitutional mandates promulgated by Gov. Kathy Hochul and her Department of Health." The Republicans announced they would force a vote on the New York Senate floor to end the mandates.
Tops presents Oishei Children's Hospital & Roswell Park with proceeds from 'City of Buffalo Monopoly Game'
Mon, Feb 14th 2022 07:00 am
Tops made a special check presentation over the weekend.
Morrison takes command of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 05:45 pm
At a ceremony Saturday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, the 914th Air Refueling Wing welcomed its new wing commander, Col. Lara B. Morrison. Family, friends and officers watched the assumption of command ceremony, saluting the new leader.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Learn about DiCamillo Bakery building's history
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
World-renowned DiCamillo Bakery has long been doing business at 535 Center St., Lewiston, a building with a long presence and history.
Local leaders encouraged by what 2022 might bring (back)
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
We asked local leaders to weigh in on this topic and share their expectations - and plans - for 2022. This is part two of our series.
Residents request Lewiston board rename roadway 'Sutherland Street'
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 10:55 am
Lewiston lost one of its strongest champions when Bruce Sutherland passed Dec. 27. Three days after the former deputy mayor's death, Tom Deal of Deal Realty suggested a portion of South Sixth be renamed "Sutherland Street." Bruce would often hold court from his house, and he and his wife, Jackie, were popular among neighbors.
Ice at Canalside season extended for NCCC fans
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 10:30 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will extend the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, through March 19.
BPO's 2022-23 season features star performances, collaborations & diverse musical experiences
Thu, Feb 10th 2022 06:15 pm
On Thursday, Music Director JoAnn Falletta, Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, and the musicians, board and staff of the BPO announced a bold new 2022-23 concert season filled with masters of the classical repertoire, the best of Broadway, Hollywood, and the American songbook, spectacular collaborations, and a resounding celebration of diverse guest artists, conductors and composers.
It beats counting sheep: Media use before bed can be beneficial
Thu, Feb 10th 2022 07:00 am
Time spent watching television, playing video games or listening to music just prior to going to sleep might not be as bad for you as you think. The relationship between media use and sleep quality is a complicated union, with multiple factors that can either improve or disrupt a good night's rest, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo researcher.
Hochul lifting mask mandate
Wed, Feb 9th 2022 11:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced her order requiring masks to be worn indoors throughout New York state will end on Thursday. Her "mask mandate" was implemented Dec. 10 in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus - particularly the delta and omicron variants. Hochul said infection numbers and related hospitalizations are now back to a pre-"winter surge" level, allowing a lessening of the restrictions.
Cataract House: New restaurant brings Niagara Falls Underground Railroad history to life
Wed, Feb 9th 2022 10:30 am
The Cataract House Restaurant & Academy, at 310 Rainbow Blvd., may be celebrating its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 18, but the new space has deep roots in some of Niagara Falls' most proud and prominent history.
Former Village of Lewiston Trustee Ken Kenney passes
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 05:00 pm
Kenneth J. "Peanut" Kenney, age 81, of Lewiston, husband of Nancy Skwarzynski Kenney, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, at Schoellkopf Nursing in Niagara Falls.
NEEDTOBREATHE to perform at Artpark on May 18
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
Grammy Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE announced an intimate acoustic tour in support of their latest critically acclaimed studio album, "Into The Mystery." Their tour will perform in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, with special guest Patrick Droney. Tickets will be on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11. The show is presented by Live Nation.
NCDOH offers free rapid COVID-19 testing in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) announced free rapid coronavirus testing will be available for all Niagara County residents. Starting, Wednesday, Feb. 9, testing will be offered at the Doris W. Jones, Family Resource Center at 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Testing will be available from 9 a.m. noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Niagara Falls leads the way: Another record year for state parks in 2021
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced New York's state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails welcomed a record-setting 78.4 million visits in 2021, continuing the robust level of visitation seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shea's 710 Theatre presents Carmen Ruby Floyd in 'Buffalo 2 Broadway & Beyond: A Musical Journey'
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 04:50 pm
Carmen Ruby Floyd, a Buffalo native, Niagara University graduate, and Broadway star, returns home for a special one-night-only concert at Shea's 710 Theatre on Saturday, April 9 (8 p.m.).
Alzheimer's Association forum to address health disparities, outline path to equity in Black community
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 02:10 pm
In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer's Association, along with African American strategic partners, will host a virtual forum, "Alzheimer's and Dementia Conversations: Listening to the Voices of the Black Community," at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.
AARP tax prep services in Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 02:10 pm
During the tax season, AARP will provide income tax preparation services for those individuals 55 years of age and older.
'Silent epidemic': Study reveals impact of loneliness among older American women during pandemic
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 12:15 pm
A University at Buffalo researcher is among the co-authors on a recent paper that reveals how loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic has affected American women over the age of 70.
The War On Drugs to perform at Artpark on June 11
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 04:00 pm
The War On Drugs will perform at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Reserved seats are on sale now. The concert is presented by Live Nation and Funtime.
Williamsville Church to host virtual 'Night to Shine' prom celebration & 'Shine-Thru Parade' for people with special needs
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:20 pm
Epic Church Buffalo will host "Night to Shine" on Friday, Feb. 11, a prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older that's sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Organizers are encouraging people to register for the prom night experience.
Frontier House work to shift indoors, with anticipated warm-weather start
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:20 pm
Most of the repair work at the Frontier House in the past 10 years has been performed behind the scenes, revealed only through second-hand accounts. But in recent weeks, exterior work has been readily evident and on display for all to see, with massive lifts, scaffolding and tarps surrounding the 198-year-old building.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Meatless Fridays are much better when you can order a fish fry from Apple Granny, The Beach House, Roman Cafe or any one of Western New York's finest restaurants.
Old Fort Niagara announces special admission for Lincoln's birthday
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites readers to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday on Saturday, Feb. 12, with a special discount admission at the historic site in Youngstown.
National Wear Red Day calls women to 'Reclaim Your Rhythm' in Western New York
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 11:20 am
The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is rallying women in Western New York to "Reclaim Your Rhythm" on Friday, Feb. 4, as a part of the Association's Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day.
The Summit Federal Credit Union's 'Plates of Thanks' benefits FeedMore
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The Summit Federal Credit Union, one of the leading credit unions in Western New York, the Finger Lakes Region, and Central New York, recently presented a donation of $5,000 to FeedMore Western New York.
D'Youville College to welcome Sam Rapoport as commencement keynote speaker
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Wednesday, on National Girls & Women in Sports Day, D'Youville College announced Sam Rapoport - the National Football League's senior director for diversity, equity and inclusion - as its 2022 commencement keynote speaker. Rapoport will address the graduates and their families at the ceremony to be held Saturday, May 14.
UB researcher recruiting for Buffalo study on concussion in kids and teens
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
A University at Buffalo concussion researcher is recruiting children and teens ages 8-17 for a study examining the effects of sports-related concussion in youths.
NYS mask mandate extended until Feb. 10
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 07:00 am
On Friday, at the tail end of her speech at a press event regarding a downstate snowstorm, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her mask mandate would remain in place through Feb. 10. The indoor face covering requirement was slated to end Feb. 1.
ECDOH to offer walk-in COVID-19 testing at 2 sites
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has expanded its coronavirus testing operations to the Jesse Nash Health Center at 608 William St., Buffalo. This site is offering free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays. Walk-ins/drive-ups are welcome; appointments will be accepted, but not required.
Bleachers to perform at Artpark on July 27
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 01:50 pm
Following their performance debut on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" earlier this month, Bleachers will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater with special guest Beabadoobee at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. The concert is presented by Live Nation and Funtime.
USDA awards Veggie Van study $750,000 to expand resources for mobile market operators
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo's Veggie Van team has received $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the expansion of the Veggie Van Training Center and the Mobile Market Coalition, resources that are used by mobile markets across the country.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center sets Black History Month events
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 07:00 am
As part of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center's commitment to preserving and promoting the legacy of and bringing visibility to Black stories in Niagara Falls, several events and programs in February will celebrate Black History Month.
Higgins, Poloncarz & Nowakowski announce FCC Affordable Connectivity Program
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Filmore District Councilman Mitch Nowakowski on Friday announced efforts to expand and improve broadband access for families across Western New York.
What to do with 2022?
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
So, what is the mindset for 2022?
Lew-Port community comes together for 'One District, One Book'
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
The Lewiston Porter "One District, One Book" ("ODOB") literacy initiative continues to create community excitement!
 

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