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The Nest to hold open house
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative will hold its first open house, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday March 7, at 1702 Pine Ave, Suite 104, Niagara Falls. The Nest is the new home of the collaborative's activities.
Niagara River Greenway Commission to meet
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 10, to determine the consistency of four projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the NYPA Vista Community Room, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Just Buffalo Literary Center invites applications for its 2020 poetry fellowship
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center is currently accepting applications for its 2020 poetry fellowship, open to adult poets of all ages and career stages. The fellowship award includes a $1,500 honorarium; month-long residency in Buffalo this August; and the opportunity to read in Just Buffalo's acclaimed "SILO CITY Reading Series" on Aug. 22.
Learn all about 'Influential Women of the 1800s'
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
In a collaboration of four free programs with The Historic Place Theatre, The Niagara County History Center presents a portrayal of two important women - Belva Lockwood and Eliza Mossell - who took on both political and societal injustices in order to change the world. "Influential Women of the 1800s" will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at The Historic Palace Theater, 2 East Ave., Lockport.
Eastern Niagara Hospital emergency department receives National Elder Mistreatment Grant
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
Eastern Niagara Hospital was selected as one of six hospitals across the nation to participate in a national pilot funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation to address elder mistreatment in emergency departments. ENH's participation, funded by a grant through the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, will enable ENH to serve as one of six pilot sites in the U.S. to facilitate and study the feasibility of an elder mistreatment emergency department care model.
Pints for Progress is back in Falls
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
"Pints for Progress" No. 27 will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The event will be held inside Gadawski's Restaurant, 1445 Falls St., Niagara Falls. Zak Ward is the musical guest.
Why, yes, that was the Grand Island bridge: 'A Quiet Place Part II' shines spotlight on WNY
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 07:00 am
When it came time to shoot "A Quiet Place Part II" in 2019, John Krasinski and his crew would opt to use Western New York as the film's backdrop.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame strikes a new note: Music To Remember carrying on mission of Musician Medics
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:45 am
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics program has been delivering the healing power of music to hospital patients and veterans at the VA across the Buffalo-Niagara region since 2014. A five-year mission of providing healing and comfort through the power of music to individuals and families during their time of need has made its mark throughout the Western New York community.
BBB releases top 10 riskiest scams of 2019
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:45 am
It's Consumer Protection Week across the country. Today, Better Business Bureau released our annual "Risk Report: New Risks and Emerging Technologies: 2019 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report" (
Ahead of Lewiston Jazz Festival, Artpark presents Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:40 am
Jazz icon Chick Corea and his new Spanish Heart Band, the flamenco-charged eight-man band of Latin rhythm masters, will be joined by special guest vocalist Rubén Blades at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, for a special concert event in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6.
Multi-Platinum artist Rick Ross coming to Canalside
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:40 am
Promoter Tim Walton today announced multi-Platinum Grammy-nominated recording artist Rick Ross will headline at Canalside in Buffalo on Saturday, July 18. Concert gates open at 5 p.m. This is the first major Canalside concert announcement of the year.
WellNow Urgent Care extends Niagara Falls, Cheektowaga facility hours
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 09:15 am
WellNow Urgent Care has extended the hours of operation for its Niagara Falls and Cheektowaga facilities. Both locations are now open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Patients can walk-in for care or check in online to help reduce their wait time.
Cuomo issues statement regarding novel coronavirus in New York
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:55 am
"This evening we learned of the first positive case of novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in New York state. The patient, a woman in her late 30s, contracted the virus while traveling abroad in Iran, and is currently isolated in her home. The patient has respiratory symptoms, but is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving to New York."
Police continue investigation into shooting fatality
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:50 am
Area police are continuing their investigations into an incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Police report shots were fired and two injured - one fatally - on the Tuscarora Nation reservation.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is excited to host and participate in events and activities across New York state during Brain Injury Awareness month in March.
Poet Ilya Kaminsky to give reading in Buffalo
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center welcomes poet Ilya Kaminsky, author of the books "Deaf Republic" and "Dancing in Odessa," for a reading on April 2 as part of the organization's "STUDIO" series.
Nik Wallenda set to cross Masaya volcano
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
"Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, on ABC (WKBW-TV Channel 7). This will be Wallenda's highest and farthest wire walk.
Ontology meeting at UB seeks to create standards for digital manufacturing
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
The Industrial Ontologies Foundry is a global community of scholars, researchers and industry professionals working to create a logically organized set of definitions - known as an ontology - that would allow computer programs to communicate across different operating systems and software programs. The IOF will hold its third Buffalo expert meeting in the Jeannette Martin Room in Capen Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, March 5.
USAN seeks public input on next phase of development in downtown Niagara Falls
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 09:30 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) is seeking the public's input and collecting information to determine what additional developments might be possible in the continued revitalization of Downtown Niagara Falls.
'Coffee with Chris' in March
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara Falls City Council Chairman Chris Voccio has scheduled his next "Coffee with Chris" event for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Knack's Parkview Cafe, 2110 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Board of Education: School district administration briefs trustees on Foundation Aid
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Calculating New York State's Foundation Aid to school districts is a simple four-part, 25-step, calculation that leads to a fifth part with two steps, the first of which, according to Superintendent of School Brian Graham, is "Forget everything you just did in Parts A through D. Maybe throw your calculator, rip up your papers, sigh in frustration. ..."
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Thanks for Undie Sunday
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Sherry Miller, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Grand Island and Undie Sunday chair, said: "We thank our community for their outpouring of support to the annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday collection. We were able to help the least of us by distributing bags of new undergarments and socks to three missions in our area. This was truly following Rotary's mission of 'Service Above Self.' "
LaSalle Yacht Club to host 7th annual Pasta Sauce-off
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
The seventh annual Pasta Sauce-off will take place from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls.
Cash bail reform and its impact to police
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
This week, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore of the New York State Court of Appeals said she felt confident the "unintended consequences" of New York's new cash bail reform law would ultimately undergo changes, allowing judges to regain the ability to hold suspects in jail who are deemed too dangerous for release.
Lewiston Town Board: Greenway seeks public input on shoreline trail plan
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
During a presentation at Monday's Town Board meeting in the Town of Lewiston, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Gregory Stevens announced a public workshop regarding the lower Niagara Shoreline Trail Connectivity Study.
Buffalo Diocese embarks on path toward reorganization as it files for bankruptcy
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 03:25 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo has formally filed for Chapter 11 reorganization under the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy code with a primary aim of enabling financial resolution for the most number of individuals who have filed claims under the Child Victims Act - a year-long window that opened on Aug. 14, 2019, that suspends the statute of limitations related to allegations of past sexual abuse.
'LIT CITY VOICES' video series showcases Buffalo writers
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 02:40 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center released the trailer for "LIT CITY VOICES," a video series showcasing the vibrancy of Buffalo through the writers who call it home. The series launches March 6 with "Our Hill" by Kristianne Meal.
Niagara County provides funding to help YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh, seated behind the desk, meets with YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Vice President of Programs Mary Brennan-Taylor and CEO Kathleen Granchelli to discuss several of the YWCA's life-saving services.
Kappus returns to her roots to join surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:25 am
Mojdeh S. Kappus, M.D., has joined the surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. She will practice minimally invasive general surgery and bariatric surgery.
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation aims to improve hemophilia patients' access to health care
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:25 am
U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), working alongside U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), introduced the Hemophilia Skilled Nursing Facilities Access Act - bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve access to critical health care services provided through skilled nursing facilities (SNF) for individuals with hemophilia.
'Rhythm, Blues and Brews,' a musical beer & food tasting, to benefit Kleinhans Music Hall
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
Kleinhans Music Hall announced its annual fundraiser, "Rhythm, Blues and Brews," will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the Mary Seaton Room at the famed Buffalo venue.
Public invited to view Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park transformation progress at March 10 meeting
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
The Imagine LaSalle park redesign project will hold a community meeting March 10 to reveal an updated design for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park that reflects changes made based on technical studies and analysis completed throughout 2019.
Mardi Paws celebrated by Niagara SPCA
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
"She's great," said Ray Kinz of Ransomville, speaking about Bonita, a five year-old pit bull who was at the Niagara SPCA's shelter for close to 500 days, before he adopted her.
Niagara County Legislator addresses Town of Wheatfield Board and residents
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey was in attendance at the regular Town Board meeting in Wheatfield to discuss a few issues sure to affect residents, and perhaps the entire landscape of Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara supervisor announces plans to demolish vacant plaza
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
It was a night for bulldozing the eyesores, and rewarding the clean and sightly at the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting. Plans to take down existing vacant and unsafe structures were announced.
'NT Momentum' to revitalize NT downtown
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
The City of North Tonawanda has been working with the Lumber City Development Corp on a strategy called "NT Momentum." The plan is currently in phase one of its master plan for the 546-acre study area that includes properties downtown and River Road.
'National Geographic Live' at Kleinhans Music Hall presents 'Nature Roars Back' featuring acclaimed filmmaker & photographer Bob Poole
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:40 pm
The "National Geographic Live" speaker series returns to Kleinhans Music Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, with "Nature Roars Back." featuring Bob Poole as speaker.
Lewiston Council on the Arts wins ASI Spark Award
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York recently announced winners and finalists of the seventh annual Spark Awards, celebrating those who ignite arts and culture." The accolade honors outstanding individuals and organizations in the local arts and cultural community.
Help spread the word for inclusion: National initiative raises awareness of need to include people with disabilities in all life activities, policy decisions
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:35 pm
The Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will join partner organizations across Erie County and Western New York on Wednesday, March 4, to "Spread the Word for Inclusion" and raise awareness of the need to include people with disabilities in all life activities and in decision-making by policymakers.
Blizzard 2020: National Grid increases staffing, prepares for forecasted conditions across portions of upstate New York
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:00 pm
National Grid is increasing evening and overnight staffing and closely monitoring the winter storm forecasted to bring blizzard conditions to portions of upstate New York on Thursday and Friday. High winds and heavy snow accumulation are expected in Western and Central New York, particularly in communities east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and in the Adirondacks. Customers are encouraged to keep safety a priority.

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