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A great man has gone: Lewiston mourns Bruce Sutherland
Wed, Dec 29th 2021 01:30 pm
Bruce Sutherland was a treasure and a friend and a pillar of the Lewiston community.
New York Army, Air Guard honor guards provided military honors for more than 10,000 families in 2021
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 11:20 am
New York National Guard soldiers and airmen provided military funeral services for more than 10,000 families of veterans during 2021.
Buffalo City Mission's 'Hambone Express' provides Christmas meal to those in need
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 10:55 am
On Christmas day, the Buffalo City Mission launched its annual "Hambone Express" event to deliver hot meals to the poor and homeless across Western New York.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: 'The Little Yellow House'
Fri, Dec 24th 2021 07:05 am
In case you have not yet heard, the four days from July 1-4, 2022, we will host one of Lewiston's grandest parties in many years, our bicentennial celebration. Mark your calendar now - do not miss it!
Annual Youngstown-Porter Christmas Baskets program a success
Fri, Dec 24th 2021 07:00 am
Organizers of the annual Youngstown-Porter Christmas Baskets program held its distribution of Christmas gifts and food boxes to more than 60 area families in the River Region last weekend.
Omicron variant has been detected in Erie County, UB scientists report
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 05:15 pm
The highly transmissible omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has been detected in Erie County, University at Buffalo scientists and Erie County health officials reported Wednesday. The variant was found in virus samples, analyzed by a UB team that has been sequencing the virus in the region, of Western New Yorkers who tested positive this month.
Avoid these surprisingly common holiday accidents & injuries
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 07:00 am
'Tis the season for accidents and injuries that send thousands of people to the emergency department each year. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) asked emergency physicians around the country what they typically see on a shift during the holidays, and here are some of the most common injuries to avoid in preparation for the festivities:
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island extends holiday thanks
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 11:30 am
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2021 holiday distribution. Fifty-four of your neighbor families were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards for their children. Eighty of our seniors were also helped in two senior apartment complexes.
New funding to help counties with COVID-19 response costs
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced she is making $65 million available to counties across New York to help with the costs associated with administering vaccines and boosters, and enforcing the mask-or-vaccine mandate for indoor public places that went into effect statewide last week.
Magical winter break fun at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 11:15 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled the month of December with magical holiday experiences designed to create unforgettable memories for all ages.
Minutes matter: Helipad opens at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 05:15 pm
Catholic Health continues its commitment to providing high-quality health care in Niagara County with the opening of a new helipad at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
LEVEL art gallery opens at Lewiston-Porter
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 09:00 am
On Wednesday evening, the Lewiston-Porter School District hosted a ribbon-cutting for its new LEVEL gallery. Located at the Center for the Arts at Lewiston-Porter High School, the new art space will operate under the direction of the art department. It will serve as the new home for the annual district art show, in addition to showcasing student artwork throughout the year and hosting community events.
Rich Family Foundation funds college dreams of thousands of high-school scholars with $1 million grant to Say Yes Buffalo
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 09:15 pm
Rich Family Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Rich Products, has announced a $1 million grant to the Say Yes Buffalo Endowment Campaign. The gift, which will be distributed over the next five years, directly removes financial barriers to thousands of Buffalo public and charter high-school graduates who seek to earn a certificate, associate's or bachelor's degree. And it doubles the foundation's previous donation to Say Yes - a five-year grant of $500,000 awarded in 2016.
Have you made your holiday safety list & checked it twice?
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 09:15 pm
The holiday season is here. Across the state, New Yorkers are beginning to hang their lights, decorate their homes, break out the holiday candles, and set up their Christmas trees. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) would like to remind everyone of a few safety tips to have an enjoyable and safe holiday season.
'Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown' booked for Artpark
Wed, Dec 15th 2021 12:00 pm
"Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown" tour will play the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Gone, but not forgotten: American Red Cross of WNY to honor unclaimed WWI veterans with Wreaths Across America dedication
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 10:20 am
At noon on Saturday, Dec. 18, members of the American Red Cross of Western New York Service to the Armed Forces Committee will participate in their first national Wreaths Across America dedication at Riverdale Cemetery in Lewiston.
Mask mandate begins in New York
Mon, Dec 13th 2021 08:10 am
The following FYI is a reprint of the announcements made Friday regarding New York state's new mask mandate:
Northwell Health deploying nurses to fight COVID-19 surge in Western New York
Sat, Dec 11th 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced Northwell Health, New York state's largest health system, has dispatched a team of skilled nurses to Western New York to answer the call for more medical personnel to help a region overburdened with a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Hochul instituting statewide mask mandate in New York to address winter coronavirus surge
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement.
Warren's Village Hardware for sale
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 07:00 am
In Lewiston, the answer to "Who you gonna call" isn't Ghostbusters. It's Warren's.
Almost 7,000 new COVID cases in Erie & Niagara counties
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 02:25 pm
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Erie and Niagara counties.
Lewiston Village Board praises Christmas Walk weekend
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 05:20 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston were pleased with last weekend's Christmas Walk festivities. They were particularly impressed with the debut Lewiston Holiday Lights Parade, which was organized by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
VIDEO: Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade debuts
Sun, Dec 5th 2021 10:20 pm
Christmas Walk weekend wrapped Sunday night with the inaugural Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade. The one-hour event featured floats and decorated first-responder vehicles, as well as dancers, costumed characters, musical performances and local nonprofits. Families lined the roadway to watch, cheer, take pictures and collect candy.
Santa on a tank; elves flying in the sky: Not your typical Saturday in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 4th 2021 02:35 pm
Santa and his elves made a grand entrance into Lewiston on Saturday morning as part of the weekend Christmas Walk festivities.
'Weird Al' Yankovic returns to Lewiston for Artpark concert
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic has announced his 133-date "The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour," which includes a concert in Artpark's Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022. The show is presented by Live Nation.
Study: How to freeze-dry a potential COVID-19 vaccine
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:15 pm
Things that are freeze-dried: Astronaut food. Emergency rations. And, just maybe, some future COVID-19 vaccines.
Niagara Falls goes red for World AIDS Day
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered New York state bridges and landmarks to lit red Wednesday, Dec. 1, in honor of World AIDS Day.
Artpark to welcome Dispatch & O.A.R.
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 02:20 pm
Dispatch and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together next summer for their first-ever North American co-headline tour, with special guest G. Love. The tour plays the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Celebrate Clara Barton's birthday by helping others
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:55 pm
These words from American Red Cross founder Clara Barton - who would have turned 200 in December - continue to serve as a guiding light for today's Red Cross volunteers, donors and partners, who exemplify her compassion and devotion to helping others.
Catholic Health to limit hospital visitation due to surge in COVID-19 patients, hospital capacity
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 09:35 am
As a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases that has placed significant pressure on hospital capacity across the region, non-coronavirus patients in Catholic Health hospitals will be limited to one visitor at a time during reduced hours as of Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Buffalo & North Tonawanda receiving $10 million as winners of fifth-round Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and the City of North Tonawanda will receive $10 million each in funding as the Western New York region winners of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As part of DRI round 5, each of the state's 10 regional economic development regions are being awarded $20 million, to make for a total state commitment of $200 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their post COVID-19 economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods.
ECMC updates patient visitation guidelines
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:35 pm
Erie County Medical Center has updated patient visitation guidelines due to historically high inpatient volumes, extended wait times in its ER, and an increasing COVID-19 inpatient census. ECMC urges anyone experiencing mild symptoms to first consult with their primary care physician or visit an urgent care location.
New directors at the helm of GNBC's 'The Nutcracker'
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 09:00 am
When the Greater Niagara Ballet Company stages "The Nutcracker" for a 54th year, it will be without founder, artistic director and show choreographer Beverley Feder. A cultural icon and Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Feder said she hopes to return in the future.
Niagara Academy students raise money for charities
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy participation in government teacher Marla Rudin loves when a class discussion turns into positive experience not only for her students, but a charity.
Small Business Saturday 2021: Shop, eat & drink local
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
If you're one of the countless people who shop small, then you know a lot of aggravation can be avoided by patronizing locally owned merchants.
Tensions are high - avoid road rage this holiday shopping season
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 06:55 am
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. This year, there's an added level of anxiety amid the ongoing pandemic with supply chain issues impacting shopping, continued concern over COVID-19, new mask mandates in some areas like Erie County, distractions, and more. Don't let the stress of today's society impact you when driving your vehicle.
Hochul announces State Police traffic safety campaign during Thanksgiving weekend
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will participate in a special traffic safety initiative to prevent unsafe driving behaviors as the winter holiday season kicks off. The Thanksgiving weekend initiative runs from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28.
Mask mandate goes into effect in Erie County
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Monday announced a mask mandate for all patrons and public-facing staff inside all public locations in Erie County. He said this is the first of up to four phases of action designed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Keep your mental health top of mind this holiday season
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 07:00 am
With many separated from loved ones last holiday season due to the coronavirus pandemic, families and friends across Western New York are planning to restore their holiday traditions this year. The mental health counselors with Catholic Charities of Buffalo are sharing tips and coping strategies to help ease stress and feeling overwhelmed amidst the festivities.
Avoid BBB's '12 Scams of Christmas'
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 07:00 am
It's that time! Time for Better Business Bureau's (BBB) "12 Scams of Christmas," the scams that are most likely to catch consumers and donors off guard during this season.
 

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