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Pat LaFontaine, industry leaders discuss building sustainable youth sports at NU forum
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 11:35 am
NHL Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine and CEO of Life Sports Chris Price will lead a conversation on re-imagining 21st-century youth sports, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on the Niagara University campus.
Boosting kidney transplants in Western New York
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 12:50 pm
Of all the organs that can be transplanted, kidneys, by far, are the organ in greatest demand.
Counting Crows, Darius Rucker at OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:25 am
Counting Crows will perform at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino on June 28. Special guest Dashboard Confessional will accompany them as part of the "Banshee Season Tour '23." Darius Rucker will perform on the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino on Aug. 3, along with special guests Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors.
Jimmy Eat World, Manchester Orchestra to perform at Outer Harbor Concert Series
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:25 am
The Rich Entertainment Group and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announced "The Amplified Echoes Tour" featuring Jimmy Eat World and Manchester Orchestra, with special guest Middle Kids, will take the Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series stage on Friday, Aug. 25, at the Lakeside Event Lawn presented by Upstate Honda Dealers. Gates open at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. event.
Styx returning to Artpark Amphitheater on June 2
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 10:30 am
One of the biggest draws from the original "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series, rock band Styx will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater on Friday, June 2. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
NCCC seeking film and animation submissions
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College is looking for filmmakers to submit their works to the NCCC Film and Animation festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the school's Sanborn campus.
Being sleepless in Seattle, Buffalo - or anywhere - may spell trouble for your heart
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 12:25 pm
Scientific researchers have noticed a marked increase in heart attacks and strokes in the days following the change to daylight saving time each spring. However, the American Heart Association, the leading global health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, says losing sleep anytime can be a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce: Shop local this weekend - and year-round
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 10:00 am
This weekend, the Lewiston businesses are presenting the "Sip. Shop. Eat!" event. It is held on Saturday, with shopping from 1-5 p.m., featuring special promotions and businesses pairing up and hosting other businesses in their store. Attendees can grab a shopping passport, fill it out, and redeem it at a participating restaurant for a chance to win one of 15 prize packages!
Daylight saving time begins: Don't drive drowsy
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 09:10 am
It's time to "spring forward" and set clocks ahead one hour beginning Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m. Losing an hour of sleep and the change in daylight hours means motorists may potentially experience drowsy driving and added distractions behind the wheel, as children and pedestrians take advantage of more daylight.
Popular Tuscarora beadwork artist to conduct classes at NACC
Thu, Mar 9th 2023 07:00 am
Master bead artist Rosemary Hill will share the history and techniques of traditional Tuscarora raised beadwork in a series of workshops this spring and summer at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, thanks to a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Higgins pays tribute to fallen Buffalo firefighter Jason Arno
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:00 pm
On the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins honored the service of City of Buffalo firefighter Jason Arno, who lost his life in the line of duty while fighting a fire in downtown Buffalo on March 1.
Tops: More than 2.5 million meals donated to area food banks
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 04:20 pm
Tops Supermarkets on Monday announced a significant contribution toward fighting food insecurity in Western New York.
$110 million in grants awarded to 86 water quality protection projects across state
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced approximately $110 million was awarded to 86 projects through two grant programs to improve water quality across the state.
Tax season: AG James offers tips to protect consumers from fraud
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 12:20 pm
With this year's tax season underway, New York Attorney General Letitia James has provided taxpayers with tips to help avoid fraudulent tax schemes. Attorney General James also urged New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report any suspected scams to steal personal and financial information to her office.
GNBC, NACC to stage grand spring show, pairing 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' with 'Les Patineurs'
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 11:35 am
Further establishing it's not "The Nutcracker Company," but rather the Greater Niagara Ballet Company, the GNBC and its artistic directors have prepared an intricate spring show that is whimsical, ambitious and fun.
A true vision: Couple has cataract surgeries together on Valentine's Day
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 11:00 am
Married for 63 years, Sam and Diane Sansone celebrated Valentine's Day in a unique way - getting cataract surgery together.
Excelsior Orthopaedics cuts ribbon on new Niagara Falls location
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 11:00 am
A new Excelsior Orthopaedics Niagara Falls facility has more to offer the Western New York community. The comprehensive musculoskeletal care center will be able to serve a larger area of Niagara County.
'Sip. Shop. Eat!' highlights Lewiston businesses & eateries, regional wineries
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 10:30 am
Lewiston's first big shopping event of the year has arrived, with the return of "Sip. Shop. Eat!" on Saturday, March 11.
Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partner to provide career pathway program
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 08:00 pm
Niagara University has partnered with Niagara Memorial Medical Center to strategically elevate workforce opportunities through the establishment of paid work opportunities at the hospital.
National Wedding Planning Day: AAA experts take stress out of destination weddings & honeymoon planning
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:35 pm
Wednesday, March 1, is National Wedding Planning Day! What better time to begin the planning process? From wedding insurance to bridal registries, AAA experts have a wealth of knowledge to share with couples planning their big day.
Election 2023: Chrissy Casilio announces campaign for Erie County executive
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 05:20 pm
Lifelong Erie County resident, small business owner and community leader Chrissy Casilio announced her campaign for Erie County Executive on Monday.
WNY Vaccine Hound to shut down Feb. 28 after two-year run of success
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 05:00 pm
The WNY Vaccine Hound website, developed by the University at Buffalo, is shutting down at month's end after a nearly two-year presence online that helped tens of thousands of people get COVID-19 vaccinations, especially in the early rollout stages of the immunization campaign when the vaccine was still relatively scarce in the face of overwhelming demand.
State Parks plans improvements to Artpark
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 11:00 am
At Tuesday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting, trustees approved the prepared State Environmental Quality Review Act Environmental Assessment Form for the development plans for Artpark State Park improvements.
Village of Lewiston reminds residents of short-term rental deadline
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 10:15 am
At Tuesday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, it was announced only about nine short-term rental site owners have completed the process now required to run a temporary lodging site in the residential zoned districts. That's out of almost 50 locations identified during a recent canvassing associated with new municipal laws.
Lewiston Boy Scout looks to install flag collection station at Red Brick
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 10:15 am
Lewiston residents may soon have a new place to properly discard their flags.
6 weekend road trip essentials
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 07:00 am
The open road beckons many people, inspiring everything from extensive adventures to short weekend jaunts. Whether a road trip lasts a few weeks or a few days, certain items should be packed along for the ride to ensure safety and convenience.
Start your genealogy journey
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 07:00 am
Genealogy fascinates much of the general public. The number of people learning more about their families and heritage through genealogy increases year to year. According to FamilyTree.com, genealogy is the second only to gardening as the most popular hobby in the United States.
'VillaCon: The Second Edition' is March 25
Mon, Feb 20th 2023 07:00 am
For the second consecutive year, Villa Maria College will host "VillaCon," a one-day convention featuring gaming, cosplay, animation, film, vendors and artists. This year's con will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 25, on Villa Maria's campus, located at 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo. Last year's inaugural event drew more than 500 people from across Western New York, and the college expects this year's event to attract even more people.
From 'Hell's Kitchen' to Savor Restaurant: Chef Bobby Anderson heats up Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 04:30 pm
Savor Restaurant, located within the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, will host guest chef Bobby Anderson on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. Teaming up with the college to celebrate Black History Month, Chef Bobby will prepare a four-course meal titled "A soul food extravaganza," which promises to satiate your mind and your appetite.
Ice at Canalside open during Presidents' Day week
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:10 pm
With several school districts closed next week, it is a prime opportunity to take advantage of the final days of the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. The Ice at Canalside will be open for skating, curling, bumper cars and fun every day through Sunday, Feb. 26.
Aquarium of Niagara's new exhibit bolstered by $100,000 'Project C' funding
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:10 pm
National Grid is providing $100,000 to support the Aquarium of Niagara's innovative "Great Lakes 360" project, which will add 15 new Great Lakes-focused exhibits and expand the cultural attraction's City of Niagara Falls campus. Construction is now underway at the former Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and anticipated to be completed in 2024.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grant
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant application period is open, with a deadline of 5 p.m. March 17.
'Big R': Ransomville Speedway releases 2023 schedule
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Ransomville Speedway has officially released the 2023 schedule of events. From fan favorites to national and regional touring series, "The Big R" is the place to be on Friday nights.
Why is blue cheese served with wings?
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:50 am
New evidence uncovered by The Buffalo History Museum might explain why The Anchor Bar chose to serve blue cheese and celery with its first plates of wings nearly six decades ago.
Readers select Judi's Lounge, Duff's & Imperial Pizza as 'WNY's Best'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications once again held a "Best Wings" contest during the course of the football season - this time adding in two more food categories. The votes are in, and here's more about the winners:
Love is in the mist: Science behind 'Honeymoon Capital of the World'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 10:30 am
Buffalo may be the "City of Good Neighbors" but, just north in Niagara Falls, couples have been meeting, marrying and honeymooning for at least over 200 years. It was future U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr's daughter who put Niagara Falls on the map as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World," but the real reason why coupling may be occurring against the backdrop of a world wonder may have more to do with science than beautiful scenery.
Town of Niagara Recreation Department staffing battle lines drawn
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 10:25 am
Town of Niagara officials are debating how much to pay Recreation Department staff for the upcoming summer season.
NFMMC's black-tie gala, The Premier, returns
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:10 am
For the 18th time, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) will host its signature black-tie gala, The Premier, on April 29 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The annual event, which traditionally attracts over 900 guests from Western New York, raises funds for NFMMC and its services.
AAA advises drivers to visit the car wash amid milder temps
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
Salt, snow, and ice can wreak havoc on your car. In fact, a buildup of salt on your vehicle can lead to rusting or corrosion. This is especially true if there are scratches or dents where the paint has come off. Regularly scheduled car washing can help. With warmer temperatures in the forecast, AAA is reminding area motorists to visit the car wash, which is of utmost importance every winter.
 

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