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Q&A: Christina Custode finds new ways to share music, encourage youth
Wed, May 26th 2021 05:25 pm
Christina Custode is the hardest-working woman in show business - well, at least in Western New York.
Discover Niagara Shuttle season begins with new route to Lockport
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:10 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle, the complimentary hop-on/hop-off service that connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara, is set to kick off its sixth season. This year promises to be its most exciting yet, with new routes, new stops, and new places to see along the way.
'Soldiers through the Ages' at Fort Niagara
Fri, May 21st 2021 07:00 am
On Memorial Day weekend, visitors to Old Fort Niagara will explore four centuries of military history as the venue hosts its annual "Soldiers through the Ages" event. Displays of vintage military vehicles and period camps will be featured throughout the site.
Silver medallions presented at Artpark
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:20 pm
In 2020, seven organizations joined together to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Le Magazin Royal, a French trading post located where Artpark stands today. Part of that commemoration involved the creation of a limited number of custom-designed medallions. Production was delayed due to the pandemic, but each organization recently received a medallion at the site of the early 18th century trading post.
'Spread the Love' food drives seek peanut butter donations for FeedMore WNY
Tue, May 18th 2021 01:30 pm
In order to help FeedMore WNY replenish its depleted supply of donated food, the nonprofit's board of directors and community ambassador council are encouraging the community to support the upcoming "Spread the Love" peanut butter drives. The fundraisers will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 22 and June 5, at various locations throughout FeedMore WNY's service area of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Cuomo announces additional guidance for county fairs & local festivals
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced additional guidance for county fairs and local festivals throughout New York. Local governments must permit county fairs and local festivals and consider COVID-19 health guidelines this year.
NFMMC hosts pop-up vaccine clinics in partnership with NYS
Mon, May 17th 2021 11:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host pop-up vaccination clinics from 2-7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday this week at the Portage Road Transportation Center, 1162 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Tops adding a Starbucks; now featuring Boar's Head - 'Cadillac of lunch meats'
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:25 am
Since 1964, DiMino's Lewiston Tops has been the River Region's go-to source for groceries and everything chefs need for home-cooked meals. This fall, it will become the go-to place for America's No. 1 coffee company: Starbucks.
Buffalo Zoo calls on Western New York to help name new African lion cubs
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's two African lion cubs - born to mother Lusaka and father Tiberius on March 7 - have been growing quickly the past two months - and now it's time to give them names.
DEC urges New York drivers to 'give turtles a brake'
Wed, May 12th 2021 07:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded New Yorkers that turtles are on the move in the months of May and June, and asked drivers to "give turtles a brake."
Higgins announces new tools to help WNYers find COVID-19 vaccination sites in Erie & Niagara
Tue, May 11th 2021 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced new tools from the White House that will help Western New Yorkers find vaccination sites in Erie and Niagara counties and receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement follows news by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that Pfizer vaccine eligibility will be expanded to include Americans ages 12-15.
Everything you need to know about the May 17 tax filing deadline
Mon, May 10th 2021 03:35 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Monday reminded taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that the deadline to do so is Monday, May 17. To date, the department has processed more than 9 million returns and issued 4.7 million refunds. Eligible taxpayers who still need to prepare and submit their returns can do so for free at www.tax.ny.gov.
Fitz and the Tantrums to perform at Artpark on July 6
Mon, May 10th 2021 11:35 am
Fitz and the Tantrums will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage with special guest Colony House at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6. The concert is part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank, with featured act sponsor Miller Lite.
Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo: Major League Baseball returns - this time with fans in stands
Fri, May 7th 2021 12:15 pm
The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Wednesday what the Island Dispatch speculated in its April 23 Island-wide issue: Major League Baseball games will be played in downtown Buffalo's Sahlen Field for the second straight year.
Former Page's Whistle Pig and Clancy's Restaurant site demolished
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:25 am
Last Thursday, demolition crews began tearing down the vacated structures located at 7001 Packard Road in the Town of Niagara. The location was most recently the site of Clancy's Restaurant. However, for many locals, the location will forever be remembered as the home of Page's Whistle Pig.
Women face unique risks for high blood pressure & stroke
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:45 am
Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood pressure, and nearly three-quarters of those with high blood pressure don't have it under control.
Cuomo: Large-scale outdoor venue capacity increase with new fully vaccinated fan sections starting May 19
Wed, May 5th 2021 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced large-scale outdoor event venues will only be limited by the space available for patrons or parties of patrons to maintain the required social distance of 6 feet starting May 19. This will apply to outdoor sports, performing arts and live entertainment, and horse and auto racing venues statewide. Appropriate social distancing, masks and other applicable health protocols will still apply.
Jill Pettigrew is grand prizewinner of poster art contest for Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:25 pm
Tops Friendly Markets and the Taste of Buffalo announced Jill Pettigrew, an artist from Batavia, is the grand prizewinner of the 2021 Taste of Buffalo Tops poster art contest.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary awards scholarships
Wed, May 5th 2021 08:45 am
Three employees of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center who are furthering their education in health care fields are this year's recipients of Esther L. Werner & Helene Barter Scholarships. Brittany LaVerdi, Andrea Galyn and Mikayla Scott received the stipends at a meeting of the Medical Center Auxiliary board of directors.
Cuomo signs extension of COVID-19 Emergency Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Act, Protect Our Small Businesses Act
Wed, May 5th 2021 08:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed an extension of the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 and the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act. The legislation (S.6362-A/A.7175-A) extends protections prohibiting residential and commercial evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic until Aug. 31.
Catholic Charities: Appeal 2021 HOPE Day is Friday, May 14
Tue, May 4th 2021 01:50 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal 2021, is set for Friday, May 14, across Western New York. The first $40,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous, in the ongoing effort to reach the annual Appeal's $10 million goal in support of Catholic Charities and the "Fund for the Faith."
When meat-eaters feel guilty, they choose healthier meat dishes - not veggies
Mon, May 3rd 2021 05:20 pm
Forget "meatless Mondays." When most people feel guilty about eating meat, they don't eat less of it. They simply justify their choice by picking a meat dish that's prepared in a healthier way, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
16th annual 'Key to the Locks' to honor George Fritz of Mills Jewelers
Mon, May 3rd 2021 05:15 pm
George Fritz, owner of Lockport's Mills Jewelers, has been named the winner of the 16th annual Key to the Locks Award. A volunteer selection panel drawn from the Lockport community chose Fritz as a person who exemplifies the community spirit of the historic Erie Canal.
Historic Palace Theatre reopens in downtown Lockport
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the reopening of the Historic Palace Theatre on Saturday, May 1, following a $3.5 million renovation that received $600,000 through Lockport's Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. Work on the nearly century-old structure included installing new seating, floors and a larger orchestra pit, as well as other interior improvements aimed at ensuring the future vibrancy of this community cornerstone.
NC Department of Health offering several free COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Niagara County
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 11:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health will hold several free COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Niagara County throughout the month of May.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 02:30 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 90 Western New York organizations received more than $2 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
Carnegie Art Center to host art exhibition featuring WNY-Urban Arts Collective
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:05 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host a new exhibition in its historical building that will be on view during the month of May and will showcase the WNY-Urban Arts Collective in both galleries.
Hallwalls' first in-person event since start of pandemic features auction preview & memorial
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 07:00 am
As is the case for most organizations, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center has been forced to cancel or postpone all live events for the past year, so, it said, "It is with great excitement that we announce a live preview for the Annual Hallwalls Auction ('AHA!'), which this year has been named the Bruce Adams Memorial Auction."
SBA to reopen Shuttered Venue Operators Grants for applications
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 04:15 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration will reopen the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal at 12:30 p.m. EDT Saturday for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theaters, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief.
Toronto Blue Jays will be happy with Buffalo Bisons accommodations this summer
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 07:00 am
Barring a monumental miracle by June 1, the Toronto Blue Jays will again call downtown Buffalo's Sahlen Field home. The Canadian government has yet to grant them approval to return to the Rogers Centre. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Canada, and Ontario recently entering another lockdown, it is unlikely the Jays will return to the field they last called home in 2019 anytime soon.
Maid of the Mist announces launch of 2021 season
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Electricity will be in the air 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29, when the James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla set sail to commence the Maid of the Mist's 2021 season - the company's 136th consecutive year of operation. The all-electric, emission-free vessels - the only ones of their kind in the U.S. - will ferry guests to the base of the American and Horseshoe falls, providing them with an iconic experience unlike any other.
NYS Council on the Arts announces unprecedented $100 million investment in nonprofit arts & culture organizations
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 04:45 pm
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) announced that it will provide over $100 million in funding in support of the state's effort to rebuild and bolster the nonprofit arts and culture sector in the post-COVID-19 era.
Higgins responds to closed-border extension; advocates for reopening plan
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the northern border caucus, addressed the renewed shutdown of the border between the U.S. and Canada in remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Niagara County Department of Health opens up vaccine appointments for this week at Transit Drive-In
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 12:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will hold its COVID-19 point-of-dispensing vaccine clinic this week at the Transit Drive-In located in Lockport. New first-dose vaccine appointments for eligible individuals 18 years of age and older are now available.
Niagara Falls residents came out in masses for 'Walk With Us'
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:20 pm
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area partnered Sunday to host a 5K wellness walk at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The event offered an opportunity for community members to restore the connection with nature and each other while improving their physical and mental health.
'Reimagined' Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival to return in 2021
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
Due to state, county and city COVID-19 restrictions on public events and the need for social distancing, the 2021 Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival will be reimagined into a "digital blooming."
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2020
Sun, Apr 18th 2021 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2020.
Spring Fling returns to Lewiston
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:05 pm
At 11 a.m. Sunday, May 16, the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department will host its 25th annual Spring Fling One Mile Fun Run for Kids. This free event promotes community spirit along with physical fitness. All child participants will receive a completion medal along with a commemorative T-shirt.
Nancy Price Memorial 5K returns with live & virtual racing in Youngstown
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 11:50 am
We missed seeing everyone for our 2020 Nancy Price Memorial 5K Race, but our community continued to support our event in a very big way. As things are continuing to open up and improve for all of us, the Nancy Price Memorial 5K Run will be run live this year as well as continuing to offer the option of running a virtual race.
Winner announced in Community Missions' 2021 Corvette raffle
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 09:55 am
Over the past several months, Community Missions sold 1,000 raffle tickets for a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette as a fundraiser for its crisis and community services. Jeff Tornabene of Niagara Falls had his name drawn, and picked up his Corvette last week.
 

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