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2024 Buffalo-Niagara Boat Show to take place at Niagara Falls Convention Center
Thu, Feb 22nd 2024 07:55 pm
The 2024 Buffalo-Niagara Boat Show will be held March 21-24 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, 310 Fourth St.
Acclaimed author John Irving at BABEL
Tue, Feb 20th 2024 01:10 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center welcomes acclaimed author John Irving to Buffalo on Thursday, March 21, for a captivating conversation at Kleinhans Music Hall. The event begins at 8 p.m., with doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at
Plans in the works for Bruce Sutherland memorial
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 07:00 am
Friends of the late Bruce Sutherland are joining together to place a memorial plaque outside of the Lewiston Public Library.
Advancement of Kensington Expressway project to 'reconnect east Buffalo communities'
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "a major milestone" in the "transformative" Kensington Expressway Project, which "will reconnect neighborhoods within east Buffalo that have been divided for generations, while providing much-needed green space and a new vibrancy to the entire community."
National Grid supports WNY revitalization and growth with $1 million in economic development grants
Thu, Feb 15th 2024 10:40 pm
National Grid is supporting revitalization and growth in Western New York by providing more than $1 million in economic development grants to regional businesses that are redeveloping brownfield sites and historic buildings, repurposing abandoned and dilapidated properties, turning vacant stores into affordable housing units, renovating space to create a permanent home for a nonprofit organization, and more.
Double Up Food Bucks NY supporters call on State Legislature to continue funding program
Thu, Feb 15th 2024 10:40 pm
State Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D-Kingston), Assemblyman Demond Meeks (D-Rochester), Sen. George Borrello (R-Sunset Bay) and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello (R-Niagara Falls), along with Field & Fork Network, the American Heart Association, Tops Friendly Markets, and other supporting organizations, are calling on the State Legislature to continue funding Double Up Food Bucks NY with a $2 million appropriation in the fiscal year 2025 New York state budget.
Women United, local agencies share the love this Valentine's Day
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 10:30 am
To celebrate Valentine's Day, Women United of Greater Niagara members are sharing the love by continuing their annual trend of distributing handmade valentines and chocolate bars to those in need.
U.S. Border Patrol tackles issue of illegal border crossings
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 09:50 pm
Responding to concerns over a spike in illegal border activity on the lower Niagara River, agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection provided some answers to residents in a well-attended information session last Thursday at Porter Town Hall.
Greater Niagara Fishing Expo starts Thursday
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 10:00 am
The ninth annual Greater Niagara Fishing Expo will take place this week at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, from Thursday through Sunday.
'Walk With Me' visiting artists exhibition at Lew-Port
Fri, Feb 9th 2024 09:15 am
Upper-level art students at Lewiston-Porter High School had the opportunity to work directly with four professional local artists this winter. Ceramic artist Junko McGee, Matthew SaGurney and Rob Lynch of Solo Roths, as well as artist and curator Dana Murray Tyrrell provided Lew-Port students with an inside perspective of their professional art-making practices through multiple artist workshops.
Parkway talks begin again
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 11:35 am
Consultant teams representing the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the New York Power Authority; New York State Department of Transportation; and various local stakeholder groups provided insight Tuesday on the future of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in a well-attended public information session at DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Village of Lewiston sets public hearing on prohibiting new self-storage facilities
Tue, Feb 6th 2024 09:00 am
Village of Lewiston trustees on Monday voted to schedule a public hearing on the merits of banning self-storage facilities within the municipality.
NYS announces 2024 'Free Fishing Days'
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the six designated 2024 "Free Fishing Days" in New York will take place on: Feb. 17-18 (Presidents' Day weekend), June 29-30, Sept. 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). During these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for freshwater fishing on New York's waters.
Favorites Pizza named best in Western New York
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 11:05 am
At Favorites, there is more than two-dozen types of specialty pizza on the menu and, typically, up to a dozen-and-a-half different types of pizza slices - plus dinner items and more than 50 different sorts of subs
Survey: 49% of New Yorkers express interest in becoming volunteer firefighter; hold firefighters in high regard
Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:30 pm
The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY), along with other state fire associations, kicked-off the RecruitNY 2024 statewide firefighter recruitment campaign by releasing a survey of New York state residents' perceptions of volunteer firefighters.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center achieves milestone with crane lift of county's first 3T MRI unit
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the crane lift of its 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, supplied by GE Healthcare, into the newly constructed MRI suite located in the Heart Center of Niagara.
Beloved St. Peter's kindergarten teacher Linda Calandrelli passes away
Sat, Jan 27th 2024 10:10 am
Linda A. Calandrelli, 74, of Youngstown, passed away on Jan. 25, 2024, at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo.
Artpark sets 14th annual Fairy House Festival for Saturday, July 13
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 10:30 am
In celebration of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, Artpark's Fairy House Festival will return for the 14th year on Saturday, July 13. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in Artpark's lower park (South Fourth Street entrance).
New Indigenous student scholarship provides more than just funds
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 06:15 pm
Ongwe'onwe (pronounced "Oon-gway-oo(n)way") is derived from a Seneca word and loosely translates to "native people," which is the premise for a new Indigenous student scholarship at the University at Buffalo.
Dangerous winter weather intensifying emergency blood shortage
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:40 pm
The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood shortage, as severe winter weather has further impacted the ability to rebuild the blood supply. Blood and platelet donors are urged to give now to help ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not delayed.
Locally produced 'Good Deeds America' launches nationwide, seeks community support for vital Kickstarter campaign
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:55 pm
We are thrilled to announce that "Good Deeds Buffalo" has officially launched nationwide, under our rebranded name, "Good Deeds America." Our website is fully built, and our social media channels are up and running. We have already booked our first sets of guests for the show, and we couldn't be more excited to bring positivity and inspiration to a broader audience.
Niagara University accounting students offering free tax preparation help
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
Accounting students from Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration and members of its Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi will again provide members of the Niagara Falls community free tax preparation assistance through the Internal Revenue Service's volunteer income tax assistance program, which offers free tax help for low- to moderate-income families, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and those with limited English proficiency.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to spend holiday gift cards
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to keep track of the gift cards they received during the holidays. Unused gift card balances can be turned over to the comptroller's office of unclaimed funds (OUF) after five years of inactivity. In 2023, the office recovered over $27 million from gift cards.
$7.6 million in funding available through round 2 of New York Food for New York Families
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $7.6 million is available to eligible organizations through round 2 of New York Food for New York Families (NYFNYF).
Bush bringing 'Loaded: The Greatest Hits Tour' to Artpark on Aug. 17
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 10:40 am
Grammy Award-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling band Bush will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an extensive North American headline tour: "Bush - Loaded: The Greatest Hits Tour." The trek will kick off on July 26 in Bend, Oregon, and include a show at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater in Lewiston on Aug. 17. Jerry Cantrell and Candlebox will be the special guests on all dates.
Changes announced at YBPA: Buteras stepping down; planning underway for 2024
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 11:00 am
Tuesday marked a time of change for the Youngstown Business and Professional Association.
'Phantoms of the Opera Hall' go from print to stage
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 10:55 am
As we anticipate the solar eclipse on April 8, and prepare for our new production, "Phantoms of the Opera Hall," we'd like to share the rich history of the Opera Hall and some of the people who were associated with the building, whose lives were tied to the mysteries of the moon.
Buffalo AKG to present special exhibition of local artist response to mass shooting of May 14, 2022
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
The Buffalo AKG Art Museum has announced a landmark exhibition that will respond to the tragic slaying of 10 members of Buffalo's Black community on May 14, 2022.
United Way of Greater Niagara announces 2024 agencies receiving support
Wed, Jan 10th 2024 05:05 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara has officially announced which agencies will be receiving support from our Community Care fund this year.
'BILLIEVE TOGETHER': M&T Bank helps Buffalo fans get playoff ready
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 04:35 pm
M&T Bank is giving away 30,000 "BILLIEVE TOGETHER" banners starting today at its branch locations in Rochester and Buffalo.
UB mobile dental clinics serve vulnerable populations thanks to Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 02:50 pm
Faculty and staff within the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (SDM) are acutely aware of disparities in oral health care, which particularly affect low-income children, rural residents and individuals who struggle with mental health, disabilities and housing.
Red Cross: Emergency blood shortage may delay medical procedures
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 01:30 pm
The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years.
Local leaders excited for Frontier House future
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 07:00 am
Less than a month removed from the 19th anniversary of the Frontier House closing to the public, the surest sign of its reopening was announced on Friday.
Rellim moving to Center Street
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 11:00 am
Rellim Hair & Makeup Design Studio is set to open in a new, Center Street location.
New year, new opportunities kick off new Town of Niagara board
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 11:00 am
Work is no longer the future for three new Town of Niagara board members.
Niagara Hospice President & CEO Lomeo to step down after 24 years
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 am
The Hospice and Palliative Care Group (HPCG) board of directors has announced President and CEO John Lomeo will step down effective July 31.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips to avoid costly mistakes with gym memberships
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 01:10 pm
As we begin a new year, many of us will be setting new goals and resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is to get fit and healthy - and to achieve this, many people will be joining a gym or renewing their gym membership. The New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection shares practical tips to help guide New Yorkers on what they need to know before signing up or a renewing a health club or gym membership.
Wheatfield, Niagara County officers sworn into office
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 10:10 am
In the spirit of "Government Closest To The People," a very fine inaugural event took place on this first day of the year 2024 at the Wheatfield Community and Senior Center with the swearing-In and official installation of officers of the Town of Wheatfield, and of members of the Niagara County Legislature.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield provided $8.2 million to area nonprofits in 2023
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:55 am
Through Highmark Bright Blue Futures charitable giving and community involvement program, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced its 2023 community investments totaled $8.2 million in support of more than 200 nonprofit organizations and initiatives to advance health equity and outcomes.
State Parks encourages snowmobilers to ride safely
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 10:55 am
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is reminding snowmobilers to ride responsibly and put safety first as they enjoy New York state's outstanding snowmobiling opportunities.

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