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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.
BMHA, development team unveil architectural renderings for phase one of revitalized Marine Drive Apartments
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 09:25 pm
More than 100 Marine Drive Apartments residents turned out Tuesday evening to view the first architectural renderings and interior layouts for the first phase of the new-build development.
Firefighters Association bringing 151st convention to Niagara Falls in August
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) will bring its 151st annual convention to Niagara Falls, from Aug. 8-12 at the Sheraton Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Almost 1,000 people, including volunteer firefighters and their guests from across New York state, vendors and visiting dignitaries, will attend the convention and related events.
President of Dong Nai Technology University visits Niagara University president
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 11:15 am
On a sunny afternoon in July, 10 Harley Davidson motorcycles rumbled onto Niagara University's campus as 18 visitors from Vietnam arrived on Monteagle Ridge to take a tour and meet with the Rev. James. J. Maher, C.M., Niagara's president.
Congresswoman Tenney introduces legislation to support small, local news organizations
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) on Friday introduced the Community News and Small Business Support Act alongside Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA). This bill utilizes tax credits to address the decline of local news organizations and support small businesses.
Niagara University's ROTC program is No. 1 in 2nd Brigade
Thu, Jul 20th 2023 08:05 pm
Niagara University's Purple Eagle Battalion may be one of the country's smallest ROTC programs, but it consistently ranks among the best in the nation.
Simple finger prick test exemplifies advances in Alzheimer's disease blood tests
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
A simple, finger prick blood test - not so different from what people with diabetes do every day - shows promise in the ability to detect Alzheimer's disease, according to research reported for the first time today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2023, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and online.
'Thunder on the Niagara' returns to North Tonawanda's Gratwick Park
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association and Hydroplane Racing League of Canada are pleased to announce this year's "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event will return to Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, Aug. 5 and 6.
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Niagara County Agricultural Rights Advisory Panel host safety event in preparation for County Fair
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 01:55 pm
More than 70 4-H youth and their families attended an animal safety meeting Wednesday night hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (CCE-Niagara) and the Niagara County Agricultural Rights Advisory Panel. The meeting was to discuss the upcoming Niagara County Fair and the proper protocols for the 4-H youth to interact with the public in a way that keeps both fairgoers and the animals safe.
'History makes me ready': Contino takes command of 914th
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 07:00 am
Col. Joseph Contino assumed command of the 914th Air Refueling Wing - leading 1,600 military and a civilian member force - at a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on July 7.
ConnectLife, Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. play host to Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 05:35 pm
The Kupiec family, along with ConnectLife and the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will host a community blood drive honoring the memory of North Tonawanda native Brandon Kupiec. Brandon died unexpectedly in 2013, at the young age of 20. His family holds this yearly event in his honor.
 

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