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Michael Hibbard to open 3rd Gallo; restaurant at former steakhouse site
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen owner Michael Hibbard recently took over the property at 453 Center St., formerly Center Cut: The Village Steakhouse. Hibbard said he hopes to open "Gather" sometime in February.
Holiday Market nets Toys for Tots $2,500-plus
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 06:55 am
Jamie Symmonds' recent Holiday Market at the Brickyard Brewing Company was a success, with scores of people attending and myriad vendors showcasing their wares for guests.
Holiday shopping parking tips
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 04:35 pm
While the holidays are usually a time of joy and cheer, getting ready for them can be stressful and overwhelming - especially if you're rushing. The final shopping weekend is upon us, which means shoppers are anxious to check off their lists!
Mission on a mission for men's gloves
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 04:10 pm
With the cold weather here and Christmas approaching, Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier Inc. is again asking for donations of men's gloves.
Western New York REDC awarded $67.3 million for 109 projects
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 03:35 pm
As part of round IX of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) was awarded $67.3 million for 109 projects that build on the region's assets and invest in the future. The announcement, which supports projects in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties, was made Thursday in Albany. The Western New York region has now been awarded $620.5 million cumulatively through nine rounds of the Regional Council initiative, in state support for 890 projects across the region.
DEC, Great Lakes Research Consortium, announce more than $125,000 in grants available for Great Lakes research In New York
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 03:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Great Lakes Research Consortium announced $125,000 in grants to support Great Lakes projects. The 2020 Great Lakes Research Consortium small grants program will provide up to $25,000 for projects that contribute to the protection and restoration of the health of New York's Great Lakes and to ecosystem-based management.
West Herr Subaru supports FeedMore Foundation of WNY through 2019 'Share the Love' event
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 02:50 pm
If you are shopping for a vehicle this holiday season, you have the opportunity to help feed your neighbors in need. The FeedMore Foundation of WNY is participating in the 2019 Subaru "Share the Love" event as a member of Meals on Wheels America - one of four national charitable partners supported through the campaign.
The Corner Deli now open in downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 02:50 pm
The Corner Deli, featuring handcrafted, New York-style deli sandwiches, announces the opening of its new location inside the Sheraton Niagara Falls at the corner of Third and Old Falls in downtown Niagara Falls.
NYPA board of trustees approve economic development awards in support of 468 jobs around New York
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 02:45 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved economic development awards in support of 468 jobs and $191 million in capital investment commitments statewide. The board approved more than 6 megawatts (MW) of ReCharge NY power and low-cost hydropower to 12 enterprises throughout the state, and an additional low-cost power allocation and several funding awards to enterprises in Western New York and the North Country.
Higgins applauds progress on DL&W Terminal
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 02:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins applauded momentum on the DL&W Terminal project.
Norris delivers warm winter clothing donations to community
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:55 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris delivered warm winter clothing items donated from the community to local charities, so that the items could be available for those in need in time for the winter holidays.
People Inc. receives $100,000 Quality of Life Grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for Elmwood Health Center
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:55 pm
People Inc. it has been awarded $100,000 from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center Expanded Effect Quality of Life Grants cycle. The award was one of seven grants totaling $663,946 given to nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis.
E-van comes to Wheatfield
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:30 pm
The program is called the BTOP Express - Better Technology, Onsite and Personal. It provides general computer training throughout the NIOGA Library System. At a recent Town Board meeting in Wheatfield, Sara Taylor, a BTOP e-mobile trainer, spoke to Supervisor Don MacSwan and councilmen regarding bringing the program to the residents, despite the town's lack of a library.
Niagara Regional Construction Alliance honors Bill Ross
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:25 pm
On Dec. 5, the Niagara Regional Construction Alliance recognized William Ross with the 2019 United Rentals Light Tower Award. Inaugurated in 2018, the award seeks to honor individuals whose service has shined a positive light on, and brought powerful leadership to, the construction industry.
Town of Wheatfield looks to 2020
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:25 pm
At the last Town Board Meeting for the Town of Wheatfield this year, department heads took a look back over 2019 and also what would be needed in the future.
Box of Hope outreach gets a boost from local businesses and organizations
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:20 pm
Over 200 North Tonawanda families will receive help from Box of Hope again this Christmas. Every child, 18 and under, in all of the registered households will receive a gift along with a box of nonperishable food items delivered to their home on Dec. 19.
North Tonawanda studies garbage
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:15 pm
The City of North Tonawanda's Sanitation Feasibility Study was recently discussed at a Common Council workshop. The document covers different innovations to lessen the blow of rising costs for garbage and recycling disposal.
Winter tips for Wheatfield residents
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:00 pm
A reminder to Wheatfield residents, the brush chipper went off the road in October. We did bring it out briefly after a windstorm and the town was covered three times to pick up storm related debris. The brush chipper will not be back out until spring unless we have unseasonably snow melt. The leaf pickup will not be back out. Bag leaves for regular trash pick-up.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission: Volunteer for the holidays
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:00 pm
On Monday Dec. 23, the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will start its "Feed the Falls - Christmas" events with a "Pie Party" at Cornerstone Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Following, the work for "Feed the Falls - Christmas Blessing" will begin, where volunteers will deliver a free Christmas dinner right to the doorstep of a family or individual in need.
Empire State Development, SUNY announce establishment of NY CREATES
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 10:50 am
Empire State Development and the State University of New York announced the New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science, or NY CREATES, held its first board meeting and is formally leading operations of Fuller Road (FRMC) and Fort Schuyler (FSMC) Management Corps., two nonprofits affiliated with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).
Delaware North announces $500,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 10:45 am
Delaware North today announced a $500,000 commitment to support construction for the education center in the new Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St. The center will be named the Delaware North Opportunity Center.
Community invited to candlelight Christmas Eve service at historic First Presbyterian Church
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 07:00 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston will open its doors to the community on Christmas Eve.
Terry Fator excited to perform in Falls; no interest in competing on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 06:15 pm
Though a preteen Terry Fator knew someday he would entertain audiences around the world, he couldn't have predicted the way in which fame would find him - or the degree of success that followed.
'A Quiet Place Part II': Announcement piece, teaser poster & first look
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 11:55 am
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens' expansion projects $9.1 million annual economic impact
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 10:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc. is currently completing the schematic design phase for a multimillion-dollar expansion that would add 40,000 square-feet to the historic structure. This project will help the Botanical Gardens meet the needs of the community, spark surrounding development - and generate over $9.1 million in economic impact, while creating hundreds of new jobs, the venue stated.
Memorial team provides Christmas for area families
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 03:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center staff members, directors, friends and family members are celebrating the 2019 holiday season by bringing Christmas cheer to 40 area families including more than 80 children.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation names Lynn Catalano new director
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 03:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its recent hire of Lynn Wolfgang Catalano, who will lead the medical center's Foundation and Community Relations, effective Jan. 1. Within these roles, Catalano will focus on building legacies and endowments, fundraising and elevating the visibility of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
What's in a name? Mount St. Mary's Hospital announces most popular baby names for 2019
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:45 pm
It's likely one of the first big decisions parents-to-be make - sometimes long before their baby is born - what to name their new bundle of joy. Whether it's a traditional family name or the name of a popular celebrity or famed sports hero - Joshua, as in Allen, for example - most parents give a lot of thought into picking just the right moniker for their son or daughter.
Empire State Development announces opening of new advanced manufacturing facility in Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:40 pm
Empire State Development announced the opening of the Sandstone Springs LLC production facility in Niagara Falls at the former Union Carbide brownfield site. Approximately 55 new jobs will be created at the 90,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing campus, which includes R&D and organic chemistry labs and product manufacturing lines - as well as bottling, packaging and packing production lines for vegan foods.
Niagara River ice boom approaches
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:10 pm
Installation of the ice boom for the 2019-20 ice season is planned to begin as early as today, weather permitting.
Long-term use of advanced driver assistance technologies can result in disengaged drivers
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:10 pm
Drivers with experience using advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist were nearly twice as likely to engage in distracted driving while using the systems compared to when they were driving without the systems, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
David Lee Roth added to Buffalo KISS show
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:10 pm
Rock 'n' roll legends KISS have announced fellow musical icon David Lee Roth has been added as a special guest to the last legs of the "End of the Road Tour." Roth will bring his exciting stage show, featuring a twin guitar big rock sound and a set list of classic hits and future energy.
New York State Office for the Aging launches new website
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 05:30 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) announced the launch of its new website,, featuring improved design, navigation, search functions, and accessibility from virtually any device.
Jacobs introduces reforms to prevent voter fraud due to Green Light Law
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 05:25 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has introduced legislation to provide protections against voter fraud occurring as a result of New York's Green Light Law.
Jack Eichel named NHL's 3rd Star of Week
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 05:25 pm
Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty, Ottawa Senators left wing Anthony Duclair and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec 15.
FASNY: Heat your home safely this winter
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 05:20 pm
Winter is in full swing, bringing with it freezing temperatures and snow. As New Yorkers turn on their heat this winter and curl up next to their fireplaces, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) wants to remind everyone to follow some simple tips when preparing their homes for winter.
NY National Guard headquarters marks 383rd birthday with cake-cutting ceremony
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 01:25 pm
A 21-year-old airman with two years of service, and a 59-year-old soldier who has served since 1984 cut the birthday cake on Friday, Dec. 14, as New York National Guard headquarters in Latham marked the 383rd birthday of America's oldest military force.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper opens enrollment for spring 2020 water academy
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 01:25 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has opened enrollment for the spring 2020 water academy course, running Thursdays from 2-3:40 p.m. (lab portion for ECC registrants only) and 4-6 p.m. (lecture portion for all registrants), Jan. 23 through May 14.
UB's Center for Ingestive Behavior Research awards its first pilot grants
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 11:50 am
The University at Buffalo Center for Ingestive Behavior Research (CIBR) has awarded its first series of pilot grants.
USAN: Hotel Niagara restoration breaks ground
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 11:40 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. on Monday announced the Hotel Niagara restoration has begun.

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