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Hochul directs flags to half-staff in remembrance of lives lost in attacks against Israel
Wed, Oct 11th 2023 08:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced that flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff indefinitely starting Wednesday, Oct. 11, in remembrance of the lives lost as a result of the recent terrorist attacks against the state of Israel.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds domestic violence survivors & advocates of consumer protections available in New York
Tue, Oct 10th 2023 01:10 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection and address confidentiality program is reminding domestic violence survivors, victims and advocates of consumer protections available in the New York marketplace.
Hochul, leaders from Syracuse & Buffalo announce progress on coordinated public safety efforts
Thu, Oct 5th 2023 07:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul this week convened state officials, local elected leaders, law enforcement and community stakeholders from Syracuse and Buffalo for a virtual public safety briefing to discuss progress on coordinated public safety efforts. Hochul highlighted the administration's funding and policies implemented to combat gun violence, violent crime and car thefts in Syracuse and Buffalo.
Price Rite partners with Feed the Children, Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, Mondel─ôz International to donate food & essentials to Buffalo families
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 06:15 pm
Price Rite Marketplace teamed up with Feed the Children, the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, Seneca Street Community Development Corp. (CDC), Seneca-Babcock Community Association and Mondel─ôz International Inc. to distribute food and essentials to 800 local families on Wednesday.
RMHC of WNY celebrating 'Access for All' project
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 09:15 am
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) is celebrating the beginning of construction for its "Access for All" project, what it called "an ambitious endeavor to enhance accessibility and comfort at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House."
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center awarded $155,000 by City of Niagara Falls for Schoellkopf Park improvements
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded a $155,000 Community Development Grant from the City of Niagara Falls to support a comprehensive renovation of Schoellkopf Park, a cornerstone of the NFMMC medical campus.
Attorney general provides tips to borrowers as federal student loan payments resume
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James provided tips to New York borrowers on how to manage their federal student loans as payments resume. Federal student loan interest accrual resumed in September and payments will be due this month. James also urged New Yorkers to be cautious of scammers posing as student loan servicers who can take advantage of borrowers.
2,000-pound pumpkin takes top prize at weekend event
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 10:55 am
The Great Pumpkin Farm's annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off took place Saturday at the farm's 28th annual Fall Festival.
Buffalo Sabres meet the Miracle team
Sat, Sep 30th 2023 07:00 am
The Miracle League lived up to its name once again on Monday night with a special treat for players. It was Buffalo Sabres Miracle League Night at the baseball diamond in Veterans Park.
Start of construction on 950 Broadway development in east Buffalo
Wed, Sep 27th 2023 04:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction for 950 Broadway LLC in east Buffalo. The $13.5 million project, by Cedarland Development LLC, will renovate and convert a 50,000-square-foot, vacant and underutilized building in east Buffalo into a mixed-use development, featuring 28 affordable housing units, a free Head Start child education program, and a proposed indoor urban farm.
What's different about fall boating? 3 on-water safety tips
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 01:40 pm
For some boaters, fall is the best time for boating. Summer's steamy days have surrendered to more comfortable temperatures, angling improves, and winds are stronger for sailing. It's also time to embrace extra boating safety efforts for the season and look ahead to how you're going to store your boat this winter.
Tourism spending reaches $969 million in Niagara County for 2022
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 12:10 pm
Earlier this month, the New York state-commissioned Tourism Economics research study for 2022 was released, detailing the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed that the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2022 reached $969 million, which is an increase of 16.5% relative to 2021.
NACC names new executive director: Q&A with Kevin Leary
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 11:00 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center's board of directors recently announced the appointment of Kevin Leary as the new executive director.
UB to offer free dental care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:20 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will present its eighth annual "Dentistry Smiles for Veterans" on Nov. 11, an initiative dedicated to honoring veterans.
Hochul breaks ground on $30 million Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 09:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently broke ground on the new Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute at an event with Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York leadership, community stakeholders and elected officials in west Buffalo.
Discounts for military, veterans, police & fire personnel this weekend, as Great Pumpkin Farm sets annual fall festival
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 01:30 pm
The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence will kick off its 28th annual fall festival, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with a special Armed Forces Weekend in collaboration with Clarence Citizens for Veterans.
Tops Friendly Markets highlights top tailgating trends as football season gets underway
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 12:45 pm
Football, friends and food. It's the winning combination for one of the most important aspects of gameday - the tailgate party.
Minimizing fallout from explosive cell death could slow inflammation, cancer spread
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 09:35 am
Research suggests one of the many ways cancer can spread is an explosive form of cell death known as necroptosis.
Explore & More is temporarily closing for one month beginning Sept. 14
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:30 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum will be temporarily closing for one month, closing on Sept. 14, and reopening on Oct. 18, to conduct its annual maintenance week and install a new exhibit.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company to host auditions for 'The Nutcracker'
Fri, Sep 8th 2023 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" is returning Dec. 8-9 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly holiday show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union's Community Day gifts $24,000 in total donations to Kenan Center, Niagara Hospice
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
"Continuing its commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits," Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union surpassed expectations for its first-ever Cornerstone Community Day held on Aug. 19. Hosted at the Kenan Center, the event brought families out to have fun and support local community businesses and organizations.
Empire State Development announces start of fall foliage and travel season
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the start of New York's fall foliage and travel season.
After treatment with semaglutide, newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes patients needed little or no insulin
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:10 pm
Treating newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes patients with semaglutide (trade names Ozempic, Wegovy and Rybelsus) may drastically reduce or even eliminate their need for injected insulin.
Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament raises $64,300 for Memorial's MRI Suite of Niagara
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 01:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament, held in August at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club, successfully raised $64,300 to support the ongoing development of the MRI Suite of Niagara.
Recycler gifts $9,000 to Camp Good Days
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:35 pm
On Friday, electronics recycler Sunnking presented a $9,875.01 check to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a nonprofit organization helping children and families with cancer. The funds were raised as a part of Sunnking's 13th annual "e-Scrap for Camp" fundraiser. The company saw 323 area businesses participate in the electronics recycling donation drive between Buffalo and Rochester.
Higgins celebrates renaming of Buffalo post office in honor of WWII veteran Indiana Hunt-Martin
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday joined the U.S. Postal Service and Western New York community in a ceremony officially renaming the Buffalo post office, at 170 Manhattan Ave., the Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building.
United Way launches annual campaign & celebrates community champions
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:15 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launched its 2023 giving campaign, "Find Your Way," with a press conference featuring United Way's President and CEO Trina Burruss, Board Chair the Rev. Rachelle Sat'chell Robinson, and United Way Chief Development Officer Rema Hanash. Together, they announced the 2023 annual campaign goal: $10 million.
Tobacco companies required to post signs on health risks of smoking by Sept. 30
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:15 pm
A statement on behalf of CAI and the New York State Department of Health Tobacco Control Program's "Advancing Tobacco Free Communities" and Center for Health Systems Improvement:
Troop 829 members enjoy thrills of whitewater rafting
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 12:25 pm
Members of Youngstown Boy Scout Troop 829 participated in an exciting whitewater rafting adventure down the Black River in Watertown this summer.
Buffalo Zoo: Lion cubs make debut
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:15 am
The Buffalo Zoo on Thursday announced the four lion cubs born June 2-3 are ready to make their public debut.
Back to school and back online: Catholic Charities mental health counselors share tips for parents & caregivers
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
According to a U.S. surgeon general's advisory issued earlier this year, there are increasing concerns about the impact of social media, both positively and negatively, on youth mental health. With the start of a new school year weeks away, the mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Buffalo are sharing tips for caregivers to help keep their children and teens safe online.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties stand out among industry's best in annual 'Best of Gaming Awards' from Casino Player Magazine
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 01:25 pm
The three Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties - Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino - performed exceptionally well in the annual "Best of Gaming Awards" published by Casino Player magazine. Every year, Casino Player asks its readers to vote for their favorite casinos around the country and across an enormous range of categories.
Highmark: $2.65 million community investment to support health-focused initiatives
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 01:25 pm
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York on Thursday announced $2.65 million in Blue Fund grants to support 17 major health-based projects, led by local nonprofits across all eight counties of Western New York.
'Thunder on the Niagara': Man, machine and the Mighty Niagara
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 09:00 am
Man and machine once again met on the mighty Niagara River for the annual running of the "Thunder on the Niagara" hydroplane racing event this past weekend - and what a weekend it was!
Travel scam warning: AAA offers tips to travelers to avoid scams
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 10:10 am
It has been a busy summer for travel and, unfortunately, that strong interest has also attracted criminals who are looking to take advantage of others. AAA strongly urges travelers to use reputable services for their travel needs, and to be on alert for potential scams.
Beaver Island bridge replacement on schedule for 2023 completion
Sat, Aug 5th 2023 07:00 am
Progress is on schedule on the $8 million bridge replacement project of the Beaver Island Parkway bridge over the Thruway at Exit 18B, according to a Thruway spokesman.
Higgins & Buffalo VA urge eligible WNY veterans to apply for PACT Act benefits
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by leaders from the Buffalo VA Medical Center and local veterans to raise awareness about the new benefits available to veterans under the PACT Act, and to encourage Western New York veterans and families to apply.
Consumer alert: As students head to campus, NYS DCP offers tips to avoid roommate, rental & moving scams
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 10:20 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing tips to help avoid roommate, rental and moving scams.
USA Niagara board: Aquarium of Niagara preferred developer for key downtown parcel
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 05:55 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met Monday and named the Aquarium of Niagara (AON) as the preferred developer of a key parcel of land in downtown Niagara Falls.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino named finalist in USA TODAY contest
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 05:50 pm
After attracting millions of visitors from around the world for the past two decades, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is now in line for prestigious national recognition.
 

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