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Special Olympics New York hosts 'Polar Plunge' series
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:00 am
Over the weekend, Special Olympics New York hosted a "Polar Plunge" series, with proceeds benefitting the local athletes of Special Olympics New York. A total of 1,500 participants plunged into the chilly waters of Lake Erie at Woodlawn Beach State Park.
Niagara County budget proposes cultural endowment fund
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 03:15 pm
As part of the Niagara County 2024 tentative budget, the Niagara County Legislature has created a cultural endowment fund to help support arts and other cultural organizations across the county, according to Chairwoman Becky Wydysh.
How to get your Christmas tree home without it fa-la-la-lying off your car
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
Millions of Americans will flock to tree lots across the country in search of the perfect Christmas tree in coming weeks. While finding just the right one may seem like the hard part, getting it home safely is where the real challenge begins.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Visit Buffalo Niagara, Erie Canalway announce new sculpture at Canalside
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) announced the unveiling of a new permanent sculpture at Canalside. The piece, called BUF, was installed on Marine Drive, near the Hanover intersection.
Old Fort Niagara presents 'The Castle at Candlelight'
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:05 am
Old Fort Niagara assumes a particularly festive air during the holiday season. Special activities kick off on Saturdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 9 and 16, as OFN presents "The Castle by Candlelight."
Prepare your car for winter: AAA provides tips for winter car care
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 09:00 am
Are you ready to drive in the snow? Is your car? AAA Western and Central New York has compiled some of the best winter car care tips to make sure drivers stay safe this winter season.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes endangered sea turtle, unveils exhibit
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 09:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has a new ambassador: Squirt the sea turtle. He's the centerpiece of a new exhibit that features sea animals who've been rescued and are considered non-releasable.
Hochul on Rainbow Bridge incident: 'No indication of a terrorist attack'; NFPD now investigating
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 09:20 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the Rainbow Bridge incident in Niagara Falls. She said, in part:
Catholic parishes announce combined Mass schedule
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 06:40 pm
Roman Catholics in the Town of Niagara and Niagara Falls area will have their choice of 12 different weekend Masses beginning Nov. 25.
NYS: More than $23 million for key community economic development programs
Tue, Nov 21st 2023 06:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $23 million has been awarded to support 101 communities across the state through part of round XIII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
DEC: Regional workgroups to facilitate implementation of state's Great Lakes Action Agenda
Tue, Nov 21st 2023 05:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the agency is hosting a series of regional workgroup meetings to engage with the public about New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda 2023 (GLAA). The workgroups will assist in the implementation of the action plan to guide restoration and conservation and foster sustainable, resilient communities across New York's Great Lakes region.
Hunting season opens - motorists should beware
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 03:00 pm
Opening day of regular season deer hunting was Nov. 18 in most areas of Western and Central New York. Hunting will stir the deer population, which is already active due to mating season. AAA is warning motorists to buckle up, be extra cautious on the roads, and scan for deer and other animals.
YMCA Turkey Trot packet pick-up begins Monday for 128th annual event
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 03:00 pm
Trotters participating in the 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot can begin to pick up their prerace packets Monday, Nov. 20, at the Independent Health Family YMCA, located at 150 Tech Drive, Amherst.
18th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' will raise awareness & donations for community members experiencing food insecurity
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 07:00 am
The 18th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" will collect critical donations of food, funds and frozen turkeys to help food-insecure neighbors during the holidays.
Unity Playground puts 'Unity' into comm-unity
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 11:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield has a new playground whose name encompasses the reason for its being there: Unity Inclusive Playground at Fairmount Park.
Pumpkin contest winners announced
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 11:00 am
Grand Island's Paul Yaeger took the top prize in Niagara Frontier Publications' 2023 pumpkin-carving contest. Thanks to all who entered their ghoulish gourds and jazzy jack-o-lanterns - and to all who voted.
Prepare for cold weather with energy tips from NOCO
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 07:00 am
With cooler temperatures setting in, now is the time to get your home ready in advance of the snow and zero-degree wind chills. NOCO is sharing several energy tips to make sure your home isn't caught in the cold this winter.
National Family Caregivers Month: NYSOFA announces new offerings for family caregivers using free state online support portal
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 03:15 pm
During National Family Caregivers Month, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) announced several new offerings for subscribers of New York's caregiving portal - a resource that is available free of charge for any person in New York providing unpaid caregiving supports to a family member or friend.
NCSO provides update on Niagara County Public Safety Radio Network
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 02:35 pm
Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the continued multisite expansion of the Niagara County Public Safety Radio Network has been completed. This latest expansion includes tower sites in the towns of Wheatfield, Wilson and Somerset. These sites were selected to enhance coverage areas for the digital radio system, which is utilized by police, fire, EMS and other government agencies in Niagara County.
Homeless veterans can find shelter and stability at Niagara Gospel Mission on Veterans Day
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 02:15 pm
Whether you observe Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, or on the official date, Nov. 11, the holiday is "a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good," according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Aquarium of Niagara: Stryker the harbor seal predicts cold winter in WNY
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 03:40 pm
For the fourth year in a row, the Aquarium of Niagara teamed up with local full-service energy company NOCO to deliver this year's winter weather outlook with a unique weather prognosticator, Stryker the harbor seal. According to Stryker's prediction today, Western New Yorkers can expect a cold winter.
Buffalo Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo announce rhinoceros transfer
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 01:35 pm
The Buffalo Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo have announced the successful transfer of two rhinos between the two institutions.
RMHC of WNY hosting 40th anniversary gala
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 12:45 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY invites the community to join in celebrating its 40th anniversary at "The Ruby Jubilee."
Hochul announces full deployment of state resources to respond to extreme weather this winter season
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 12:45 pm
During Winter Weather Preparedness Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state agencies have fully prepared all emergency response resources in advance of the upcoming winter season.
Legendary Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey debuts reimagined 'The Greatest Show On Earth'
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 05:50 pm
Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in live entertainment experiences, is excited to welcome "Children of All Ages" to the highly anticipated North American tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey "The Greatest Show On Earth."
Kearns unveils special parking spot dedicated to Purple Heart veterans
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 05:00 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns unveiled the newest reserved parking space for Purple Heart combat wounded veterans. This one is at the Erie County Auto Bureau located at 6853 Erie Road in the Town of Evans.
Get ready: Frosts & freezes, snow and sleet on the way
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 01:35 pm
Anyone who has experienced a Western New York winter knows that fierce frosts and wicked winds can make travel and outdoor conditions dangerous. With snow in the forecast, now is the time to get serious about winter preparedness for your home, vehicle, workplace and neighborhood.
Support available for New York state's Indigenous peoples to quit commercial tobacco
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 11:05 am
This November, during Native American Heritage Month, communities throughout New York state will celebrate the culture and traditions of Indigenous peoples. Yet, a disproportionate number of those from Native Nations experience adverse health resulting from commercial tobacco use. Specialists with the New York State Smokers' Quitline are ready to assist members of Native Nations and all who live throughout the state with free and confidential resources to quit.
Photos: Mega meat & basket raffle benefits Francis Center
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 01:00 pm
Town of Niagara Active Hose was the scene of a mega meat and basket raffle to benefit Francis Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis at Stella Niagara. More than $3,000 worth of beef, pork, chicken and fish was up for grabs at the mid-October event, in addition to dozens of themed baskets.
Niagara University Sabres Scholars begin one-of-a-kind educational experience
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:35 pm
Ten students in Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management are beginning a unique four-year program that will give them special access and opportunities in the field of professional sports with one of the leaders in the industry.
New York's car-animal crashes peak in autumn
Wed, Oct 25th 2023 05:55 pm
New York drivers need to buck up this fall and watch for animals on the roads.
Cornell expands wildfire smoke sensor coverage to every NY county
Wed, Oct 25th 2023 05:55 pm
Nearly half of all New York counties lacked real-time information to determine air quality during the wildfire smoke days this past summer. Now, a Cornell researcher is leading an effort to install air-quality sensors in 28 upstate counties where there were none.
Tops to honor US veterans & active military with 11% discount this Veterans Day
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 12:45 pm
Tops Friendly Markets will once again offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11% discount off of their grocery bill this Veterans Day. This marks the 11th year Tops has been extending this discount to military personnel and their families. Since its inception, the Veterans Day discount has saved veterans and their families more than $781,000.
NYS: $49 million in state funding for airports
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 06:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 36 public-use airports across New York will receive approximately $49 million for strategic infrastructure enhancements that, her team said, "will enhance safety, facilitate innovation, leverage existing resources, advance business development, and promote sustainability and resiliency."
'Ghost Walks' return
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts premieres its all-new "Ghost Walk" this weekend.
'Dancing with the Stars: Live! The Tour' to cha cha into Shea's in January
Tue, Oct 17th 2023 08:15 pm
Following last year's fan-frenzy that led to a spectacular run of sold-out shows, "Dancing with the Stars" is back on tour this to heat up this winter with a dazzling, sexy, high-energy, brand-new live production! Launching Jan. 11, 2024, at Altria Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, this year's all-new stage show will feature your favorite professional dancers from the hit television series performing glittering new numbers as well as some of the unbelievable showstoppers featured in season 32.
Explore & More reopens with 2 new exhibits for community
Tue, Oct 17th 2023 05:00 pm
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum will reopen this Wednesday after being temporarily closed for a month. The museum is reopening with two new exhibits for the community to play and learn, and with new hours.
Reopening of West Side Bazaar at new, expanded location in Buffalo
Mon, Oct 16th 2023 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the reopening of the popular West Side Bazaar at its new, expanded location at 1432 Niagara St., Buffalo.
Erie County DA Flynn encourages residents to report scams
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 12:50 pm
As part of his ongoing effort to protect Erie County residents from financial crimes, District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that citizens can report information about scams or suspected fraud directly to his office through a new feature on the Erie County District Attorney's Office website.
'If you build it, they will come': Inclusive playground under construction in Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 10:55 am
As goes the often-misquoted famous line from the movie, "Field of Dreams," the Town of Wheatfield is counting on the belief that "If you build it, they will come."

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