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Peaceprints of WNY named Bills, 'Highmark Community Hero'
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 12:55 pm
During Sunday's victory against the Miami Dolphins, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and the Buffalo Bills announced Peaceprints of WNY as the "Highmark "Community Hero.
14 facts about the winter solstice
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 07:00 am
The winter solstice occurs each year during the month of December in the northern hemisphere. In 2022, the winter solstice will take place on Dec. 21 at 4:48 p.m. EST.
AAA winter advice: Drivers should pack a winter emergency road kit
Thu, Dec 15th 2022 07:50 pm
Winter weather is in the forecast, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Buffalo Bills star Stefon Diggs and M&T Bank provide holiday help for local families
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 02:20 pm
M&T Bank teamed up with Buffalo Bills star receiver Stefon Diggs to spread joy and deliver extra holiday help for about 100 families from the east side of Buffalo during a special celebration held at the William-Emslie Family YMCA in Buffalo. This holiday celebration was the culmination of a season-long partnership between Diggs and M&T Bank.
Buffalo Bills, Highmark announce Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY as 'Community Hero'
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 01:55 pm
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and the Buffalo Bills announced Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) as the "Highmark Community Hero" for Sunday's game versus the New York Jets.
6 UBMD physicians named New York ACEP 2022 'Unsung Heroes'
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 12:15 pm
The American College of Emergency Physicians has named six UBMD Emergency Medicine physicians as 2022 New York ACEP "Unsung Heroes" for their dedicated patient care.
NFARS: Reserve airmen help deliver donated firetruck to community in need
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 11:40 am
Air transportation specialists, or port dawgs, of the 30th Aerial Port Squadron and loadmasters of the 301st Airlift Squadron loaded a firetruck and a portable water reserve tank onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Dec. 9, to be donated to La Ciénaga, Dominican Republic.
Winter energy fairs to provide information & assistance on energy affordability programs, services for older adults
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 06:25 pm
State and county agencies are partnering on a series of winter energy fairs, including three upcoming events next week in Western and Central New York.
Hochul proclaims December as STOP-DWI Month
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 08:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday issued a proclamation designating December as STOP-DWI Month, and announced a series of targeted initiatives to prevent impaired driving across the state. Throughout December, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee will launch a new anti-drinking and driving public service announcement. GTSC will also launch a $1 million "Don't Drive High" public awareness campaign, which will use funding from the New York State Office of Cannabis Management.
Higgins: $4.5 million to support shoreline restoration at Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $4.5 million awarded to the City of Buffalo by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Awarded through the National Coastal Resilience Fund, the grant will support shoreline resiliency and improve public waterfront access at Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park.
'Restore the Shore'
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 01:25 pm
Imagine this: A few years from now you will reminisce. You might tell stories of times when you explored, swam and fished the shores of Lake Ontario or Lake Erie, and your children ask: "Why can't I swim in the lake? Why can't we eat the fish we caught?"
FASNY: Spread holiday cheer - and fire safety
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 11:30 am
The holiday season is here! All across the state, New York residents are setting up holiday candles, trees and lights to decorate their home. The Firefighter's Association of New York (FASNY) would like to remind everyone of a few safety tips to enjoy a safe holiday season.
IRS announces tax relief for severe winter storm and snowstorm in New York
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 11:25 am
Victims of New York severe winter storm and snowstorm beginning Nov. 18, 2022, now have until March 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced Friday.
Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade in photos
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:05 am
Despite bitter cold temperatures, myriad residents and visitors lined Center Street Sunday evening to watch the second annual Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade. The roughly 60-minute event featured colorful floats, dancers, first responders and local leaders doing their part to make the season, well, brighter.
New York State Parks announces annual employee awards
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 11:10 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced its annual employee awards, which recognize outstanding work on behalf of the New York state park and historic site system. The awards included the L.L. Huttleston Executive Award, the agency's highest honor, given to a senior manager; the first Waletzky Award for Environmental Stewardship; and the agency's top peer recognition, the Maple Leaf Award.
The Chapel taking time with renovation of former Niagara Catholic site
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 11:00 am
Though a new entrance and gathering space is not far from opening, and concrete has been poured for new outdoor spaces, it's what's not happening at The Chapel's Niagara Falls campus that has taken on more significance.
New twists, surprises for families attending GNBC's 'The Nutcracker' this year
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 09:40 am
For three generations and counting, the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker" has been a holiday staple in Niagara County. That tradition continues this year, but with a few fun additions.
Hochul announces RFP to redevelop Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a request for proposals to redevelop the building known as Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, an approximately 550,000-square-foot building that has been vacant for years.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
Real or artificial? It's an annual debate as many Americans decorate for the holidays. For those who choose a real Christmas tree, getting the tree home safely is a lot like moving furniture, appliances or other large objects. If not properly secured, a tree can cause vehicle damage, or even worse, it could fly off or out of the vehicle and become a danger to other drivers.
Give thanks for good health by donating blood or platelets
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 07:00 am
As many gather for Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks.
The Harlem Globetrotters bring 2023 World Tour to Buffalo
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike's Subs is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world's winningest team!
Broome County teen pleads guilty for killing 10 victims, attempting to kill 3 others in racially motivated rampage shooting at Buffalo grocery store
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 09:05 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Monday announced 19-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, pleaded guilty that morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to the highest charges in the indictment against him. Gendron pleaded guilty, as charged, to the following offenses:
All-WNY Christmas Tree 'Untrim the Tree' project raising funds for Roswell Park patients, 'Ride for Roswell'
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
You might not think that the beginning of November is too early for holiday music, but is setting up the Christmas tree that early a little too soon? One Western New York couple thinks it's never too early to deck the halls if it's for a good cause.
Old Fort Niagara brims with holiday spirit
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara offers a variety of special programs and activities for the holiday season.
Start of construction on $23 million affordable & supportive housing development in Buffalo
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction on the Apartments at the Lyceum in east Buffalo.
USAN, Savarino announce completion of Tugby-Lennon in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:05 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and Savarino Companies - a Buffalo-based construction, development and property management firm - have completed the restoration and redevelopment of the historic Tugby-Lennon block at 320-324 Niagara St., Niagara Falls. The block consists of three attached historic structures located in the heart of Niagara Falls, steps from the Seneca Niagara Casino, the developing Third Street neighborhood, and just minutes from Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara Falls community celebrates completed Main Street murals
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:25 pm
Amidst a snowstorm and advisory alerts in Niagara Falls and throughout Western New York, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area had a "We are the Community'' breakfast on Saturday, celebrating four completed murals on Main Street. In addition, the community's accomplishments were memorialized through a "We are the Community'' photo, bringing attention to their efforts in an area needing revitalization.
Holiday season comes to Historic Col. Bond House
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:25 pm
Every December, the Col. Wm. Bond/Jesse Hawley House (c. 1825) - the oldest brick building in Lockport - is turned into a wonderland of 19th century holiday decorations. Members of the public are invited to visit the Bond House on the evening of Dec. 1 for a free annual holiday event called "A Winter's Fest Eve."
With significant lake-effect snow across upstate New York, National Grid offers safety reminders
Sat, Nov 19th 2022 12:45 pm
As significant lake-effect snow continues to accumulate across portions of upstate New York, National Grid's field force remains prepositioned across the region and ready to respond through the weekend if the weather disrupts service to customers. The company also offers the following important safety reminders for customers and snow removal contractors clearing snow near electricity equipment.
West Side Community Services and Every Bottom Covered open West Side Diaper Bank
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 02:40 pm
Earlier this week, local elected representatives joined executives from West Side Community Services and Every Bottom Covered to open a new diaper bank for west side families.
Niagara University President's Dinner honors several individuals who have impacted lives of others
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 02:35 pm
Niagara University honored Bishop Darius G. Pridgen, the OSC Charitable Foundation, and the Rev. Joseph G. Hubbert, C.M., at its 2022 President's Dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Proceeds from the President's Dinner benefit Niagara University's scholarship programs. More than $275,000 was raised toward student scholarship assistance during the event.
Hochul: 11 'transformational projects' in Buffalo part of $10 million DRI award
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 04:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced 11 transformational projects in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood to enhance the quality of life for Buffalonians, and create business, employment and housing opportunities as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath & centerpiece sale returns to benefit hungry community members
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:20 pm
Community members can decorate for the holiday season while supporting their neighbors in need by participating in the FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
Chimera and Zonta Club of Kenmore begin month of activism
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:15 pm
The Zonta Club of Kenmore kicked-off a month of activism for women by welcoming Deputy County Executive Lisa M. Chimera to its monthly business meeting on Nov. 2. Chimera spoke to the needs of local women and the county's efforts to meet these needs. There was also discussion on advocacy, and what actions Zonta members could take to address these needs.
Christmas Baskets Program in Youngstown to benefit needy in River Region
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:45 am
While Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, planning for the Christmas season is already moving ahead in Youngstown.
NYS: Nearly $5 million awarded to support animal shelter improvements
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 10:35 am
Earlier this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $5 million has been awarded to 17 not-for-profit animal shelters and humane societies through the fourth round of the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund. The funding will support construction, renovation and expansion projects that will provide animal care.
17th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' will help feed food-insecure families this holiday season
Thu, Nov 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 17th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" will collect much-needed food items for Western New York families in need this holiday season. From 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, through 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 97 Rock's DJ Jickster will live on a FeedMore WNY trailer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital's parking lot located at 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville.
Car accident attorney William Mattar kicks off November with 'Rescue a Shelter Animal,' pet photo contest, partnership with WNY Food 4 Paws
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:40 am
William Mattar law offices has kicked off its annual "Rescue a Shelter Animal" campaign, which has been raising awareness and support for years. The campaign, which takes place throughout November, "highlights the importance of rescuing an animal from a local animal shelter or rescue organization, or supporting them through donations and volunteering."
YMCA Buffalo Niagara unveils T-shirt for 127th annual YMCA Turkey Trot
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 10:40 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has unveiled the anticipated T-shirt for the 127th annual YMCA Turkey Trot. Organizers said, "This year's T-shirt pays homage to the thousands of trotters who have participated over the years in the oldest consecutively run footrace in the world. The T-shirt showcases runners strolling in the background with the gorgeous City of Buffalo skyline in the foreground."
Maguire family of dealerships moves into Buffalo area, adds Grand Island Chevrolet, Toyota & Hyundai outlets From Fuccillo Auto Group
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 03:15 pm
The Maguire Family of Dealerships on Thursday announced its acquisition of Fuccillo Chevrolet of Grand Island, Fuccillo Toyota of Grand Island, and Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island from the Fuccillo Auto Group, marking the Maguire family of dealerships' first entrance into the Greater Buffalo market.

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