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Aquarium of Niagara welcomes 14th Humboldt penguin to its colony
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:50 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is introducing "NiƱo," a 3-year-old Humboldt penguin and the newest member of its penguin colony, to the public.
DEC to feature new angler outreach programs at 2020 Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo Jan. 17-19
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation invites the public to check out its Bureau of Fisheries' expanded angler outreach programs at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Jan. 17 to 19 at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center.
Buffalo to continue hosting NHL Scouting combine through 2022
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 01:40 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres today announced the NHL Scouting Combine will remain in Buffalo through 2022, with each of the next three events being held at KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter.
Sweet Buffalo Rocks goes from game to giving
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:20 pm
The concept was simple. Find a rock, decorate it, then hide it again. Soon, someone else will find it and take a picture, then hide it, too. A fun game in cities across the U.S. hit WNY in 2017 when Kimberly LaRussa, a local blogger of a website called Sweet Buffalo, was introduced to it by a friend in Florida. She said it seemed like a fun activity for the long winter, but couldn't have imagined what it would become.
FeedMore WNY expanding into Niagara County
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 10:05 am
FeedMore WNY kicked off the new year with notable developments, as the nonprofit continues to grow and enhance its services and partnerships that fight hunger and nourish vulnerable community members of all ages.
Planning underway for Lewiston Art Festival
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 06:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is already at work on this summer's Lewiston Art Festival. Two items of interest were announced Tuesday:
Cuomo: $300 million plan to reimagine Erie Canal
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 10:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday unveiled the 29th proposal of his 2020 State of the State: a $300 million plan to reimagine the Erie Canal by creating recreational activities on the Canal to boost tourism, mitigating flooding, enhancing irrigation and recreational fishing and restoring wetlands. Cuomo is recommending the New York Power Authority board, which now oversees the Canal Corp. as a subsidiary, approve the $300 million investment over the next five years at the board's January meeting.
Memorial welcomes first baby of 2020
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
Niagara County's first-born baby of 2020 made her debut at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Michaela Rose Lucatra arrived at 2:52 a.m. on New Year's Day. Nineteen inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, she is the daughter of Lindsey and Michael Lucatra of Grand Island.
Niagara County DA Wojtaszek speaks out on new bail law
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:15 pm
Wojtaszek said the laws were placed in an appropriations bill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and "pretty much passed in the middle of the night."
Buffalo Bills honor U.S. Army Spec. Riley Johnston
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:30 pm
U.S. Army Spec. Riley Johnston, daughter of Town of Porter Supervisor John "Duffy" Johnston, was recognized by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday for her service to this country. The event was part of the Bills-New York Jets game at New Era Field.
Lumagination 2020 set to wow crowds this winter at Botanical Gardens!
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 07:00 am
Lumagination is a captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination from Jan. 25 through Feb. 29. Lumagination will delight all ages during this unique exhibit that showcases the architecture and horticulture collection of the Botanical Gardens.
Michael Hibbard to open 3rd Gallo; restaurant at former steakhouse site
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen owner Michael Hibbard recently took over the property at 453 Center St., formerly Center Cut: The Village Steakhouse. Hibbard said he hopes to open "Gather" sometime in February.
Holiday Market nets Toys for Tots $2,500-plus
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 06:55 am
Jamie Symmonds' recent Holiday Market at the Brickyard Brewing Company was a success, with scores of people attending and myriad vendors showcasing their wares for guests.
Norris delivers warm winter clothing donations to community
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:55 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris delivered warm winter clothing items donated from the community to local charities, so that the items could be available for those in need in time for the winter holidays.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation names Lynn Catalano new director
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 03:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its recent hire of Lynn Wolfgang Catalano, who will lead the medical center's Foundation and Community Relations, effective Jan. 1. Within these roles, Catalano will focus on building legacies and endowments, fundraising and elevating the visibility of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Village of Lewiston: Amy Salada retiring at month's end
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Over the course of 30 years, there's no telling how many people Amy Salada has spoken with from her side of the clerk's office counter. Most comments have been cordial; others, well, not so much.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce preparing for anniversary year
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Leadership within the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce welcomed members to a year-end breakfast on Wednesday at the Brickyard Brewing Company.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes Zhanna, new endangered Amur tiger
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 05:35 pm
On Friday, Zhanna the Amur tiger made her public debut at the Buffalo Zoo.
'Festival of Slice' crowns pizza powers
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 03:35 pm
The award for Best Cheese went to Jaco's Pizzeria. Sammy's Pizzeria took Best Specialty for its "7-1-6" pizza, which features chicken fingers and steak. The People's Choice award went to Favorites Pizzeria in Lewiston for its honey garlic chicken pizza.
'The Wheels of Soul Tour' makes Artpark stop July 14, as Lewiston welcomes back Tedeschi Trucks Band
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:45 pm
Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Wheels of Soul Tour" returns to the Artpark Amphitheater on July 14, 2020, as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" series. Tedeschi Trucks Band will be joined by eight-piece soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones plus singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gabe Dixon. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 01:50 pm
Santa Claus flew into the Village of Lewiston on Saturday morning to kickoff Christmas Walk weekend. He was accompanied on his PatProctorCopter by Mrs. Claus and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick. Once the Rainbow Air crew landed, Santa greeted Mayor Anne Welch, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly, and 2019 Peach Queen Victoria Skrlin-Kozak.
ESD 'pivoting' from Wonder Falls; announces plans for high-density, mixed-use development project in downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Empire State Development today announced plans for a civic improvement project at the Rainbow Centre in downtown Niagara Falls that will establish greater public access and walkability, create commercial opportunity, and also improve parking to support new and existing businesses at and near the site.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino kicks off season with tree-lighting, performance by Vanessa Williams
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 10:10 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in downtown Niagara Falls welcomed the holiday season Wednesday night. A free event was held on Seneca Square Bridge, and featured Santa and Mrs. Claus, Buffalo sports mascots and Seneca Gaming Corp. leaders. A large crowd was welcomed and invited to watch as the Christmas tree was lit. Award-winning singer, actor and adopted Western New Yorker Vanessa Williams made a special appearance, performing a trio of songs for the audience.
Spreading cheer at Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 05:25 pm
On Monday morning, Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomed - for the first time - the Sacred Heart Villa School Children's Choir to perform as part of the hospital's annual advent service. Students sang and danced as they cheerfully performed about a half-dozen holiday songs.
Portable photoacoustic breast imaging system shows promise during initial lab tests
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 01:30 pm
A new, portable breast imaging system under development in Buffalo has the potential to better identify breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue.
Holiday Market returns with one-of-a-kind gifts, 'Golden Ticket' promotion
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
For the past two years, Jamie Symmonds' Holiday Market has been the place to go to find unique, handmade gifts while enjoying a holiday atmosphere - and probably a few other things - inside the majestic Brickyard Brewing Company.
'Jingle Falls' begins
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
Jingle Falls USA will kick-off its three-week holiday celebration this Saturday, Nov. 30. The event will once again feature the Niagara Falls "Community Candlelight Stroll" from City Hall (795 Main St.) to Old Falls Street USA - where the Christmas tree will be lit. Participants are invited to gather in the City Hall parking lot beginning at 4:30 p.m. The stroll will start at City Hall to Old Falls Street at 5 p.m.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights begins; region's largest holiday festival
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 29, the switch will be flipped to illuminate more than 1 million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 15th season. This time-honored, Western New York holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brings community to Center Street
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced its holiday events for 2019 that will bring the community together.
Aquarium of Niagara celebrates return of beloved sea lion
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara announced the return of Arie, an 11-year-old California sea lion, after a successful, four-year-long breading loan.
Community Missions announces plans for seventh annual #GivingTuesday
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 100 volunteers and eight restaurants from the Niagara community will partner with Community Missions for its seventh annual #GivingTuesday event on Dec. 3.
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help neighbors in need of holiday meals
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 12:30 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry community members, 97 Rock, Kaleida Health, WKBW-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News and FeedMore WNY are teaming up for the 14th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger." The weeklong holiday food and fund drive will be held from 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, through 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital parking lot, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville.
Artpark & Funtime welcome Joe Russo's Almost Dead
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 12:25 pm
Artpark & Company and Funtime will present Joe Russo's Almost Dead on Friday, June 19, 2020, in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, Nov. 22.
NCSO deputy nets WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium award
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 10:25 am
Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Deputy Chief Daniel Engert, the deputy jail administrator at the Niagara County Correctional Facility, received a Gold Key Award from the WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium at the 30th annual awards luncheon.
AG James, Gov. Cuomo file expanded lawsuit against International Joint Commission over substantial flooding damages
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 06:10 pm
Building on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's lawsuit against the International Joint Commission, Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today filed an expanded lawsuit on behalf of New York state against the IJC for failing to implement its flood protocol for the Moses-Saunders Power Dam.
Explore & More is now a Blue Star Museum ... and More
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:50 pm
Veterans Day was a very busy day at Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum. Through the support of National Fuel, active military personnel and veterans were invited to come play in the museum for free.
Niagara, Orleans planning committee showcases 20 shoreline resiliency projects awarded New York state 'REDI' funding
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:35 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid today showcased 20 shoreline resiliency projects in Niagara and Orleans counties that are receiving an estimated $49 million in state funding through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI). The projects were reviewed at a meeting of the Niagara and Orleans REDI Region Planning Committee, which includes local elected officials and other stakeholders.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute presents sweet holiday tradition in 'Gingerbread Wonderland'
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 02:45 pm
The students and chefs of the baking and pastry arts program at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) have been working for months now planning and now building the life-size gingerbread village that is a part of "Gingerbread Wonderland."
 

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