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Mermaid Fest benefits food pantry
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 08:00 am
The second annual Youngstown Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara Festival raised $3,695.77 for the Ransomville-based Care-N-Share Food Pantry.
'Paladino Plaza': Village talks SEQR, sets traffic study public hearing
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 08:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston took no action Tuesday on the State Environmental Quality Review Act process related to Ellicott Development's intent to build a 4.1-acre mixed-use plaza on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. They did schedule a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, to review the traffic study prepared by SRF Associates for Ellicott Development.
Buffalo Museum presents Buffalo's biggest bubble-bration: Bubblefest 2016
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science proudly presents Bubblefest on Saturday, Sept. 17, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the venue, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.
Food Bank of Western New York's Justin Guerin named one of Feeding America's Leaders of the Year
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
Justin Guerin, operations director for the Food Bank of Western New York, was named the 2016 Eastern Region Operations Leader of the Year by Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks.
High tea event slated to thank generous entrepreneur
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Holly Rankie, owner of Hip Gypsy on North Tonawanda's Webster Street, is getting ready to throw her friend and fellow-business owner Michele Krienbuhl a tea party to say "thank you" for her contributions to helping those affected by cancer.
NBC Sports Group, U.S. Olympic Committee present coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
NBC Sports Group begins its coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - more than 70 hours in total across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app - with the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, Sept. 7, on NBCSN.
Music in action
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
U.S. Pacific Fleet Band Musician 1st Class Brian Tuczynski, from Buffalo, plays trumpet during a Pacific Partnership 2016 reception aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).
20th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo-Niagara a Peach Festival weekend highlight
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc., a licensed local affiliate of The National Down Syndrome Society, announces the 20th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo-Niagara will take place in the family-oriented Niagara County Peach Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 01:25 pm
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s annual family-friendly holiday show, returns Dec. 9-10 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
VIDEO: Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival Saturday highlights
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:25 pm
The 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Village of Lewiston over the weekend. Live jazz music could be heard across five stages, while food vendors offered delicious samples of restaurant fare. The weekend also included a large jewelry tent sale and educational initiatives.
First state record fish established for 2016
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 03:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Amelia Whalen of Witherbee caught a record-breaking freshwater drum from Lake Champlain in Essex County on June 4.
StoryCorps to visit Buffalo
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:25 pm
NPR station WBFO-FM 88.7 is partnering with the groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps for a month-long visit to Buffalo.
Buffalo Sabres announce new dynamic ticket pricing structure
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced a new dynamic ticket-pricing model for all Sabres home games in the 2016-17 regular season that will adjust ticket prices to better reflect demand throughout the season.
Buffalo Zoo awarded funds for reptile house renovations
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 03:15 pm
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Funds at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has awarded $15,000 to the Buffalo Zoo.
NBC's Rio Olympics coverage concludes with wins for Team USA, Gwen Jorgensen
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 10:10 am
NBC concluded its coverage of the 2016 Rio Games with the closing ceremony, hosted by Mike Tirico, Mary Carillo and Ryan Seacrest, from Maracana Stadium in Rio.
2 weeks, 2 unique events at Gardens of Compassion
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 10:30 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls are presenting the final two special community events at the Gardens of Compassion, on Wednesdays, Aug. 24 and 31.
2016 Niagara County Peach Festival 'Taste Off' Sept. 10
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival "Taste Off" recipe contest will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, on the stage at Academy Park in Lewiston.
Promoting the Lewiston Jazz Festival
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 03:10 pm
Jon Summers from WKBW-TV Channel 7's "AM Buffalo" visited the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston Wednesday to film segments about the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival. The TV segments will air this Friday and next Wednesday.
Artpark launches three new installations
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 01:40 pm
A crowd of more than 50 people gathered at Artpark Thursday evening to participate in the official opening of three new installations:
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce develops local television program, 'Roam The Region'
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 10:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of a new television program, "Roam The Region," which highlights chamber members and their business or service that they provide throughout the community.
177th Erie County Fair begins
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 10:30 am
The 177th Erie County Fair will officially open to the general public at noon today at the Hamburg Fairgrounds.
'Greening' of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts Executive Director Irene Rykaszewski and Artistic Director Eva Nicklas, alongside Modern Corp. Sales Manager Joe Hickman, recently met with 2nd District Legislator Rebecca Wydysh and the Niagara County Legislature to express thanks for the governing body's support - and to share information about the "Greening" efforts during the 50th Lewiston Art Festival.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon brings the world to WNY
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 04:55 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts runners from around the world. Participants have traveled from England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Austria and Ethiopia - just to name a few - to "run with the river" in this one-of-a-kind and highly anticipated race.
Record number of 'Walk Off Hunger' supporters help Food Bank of WNY provide 492,000 meals to local families in need
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:30 pm
A record-breaking 650 supporters participated in the Food Bank of Western New York's 9th annual "Walk Off Hunger" and "Summerfest," which were held Sunday at Island Park in Williamsville.
Buffalo Zoo: Lion cubs debut; naming set; ROAR Logistics named 'Big Cats' sponsor
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 10:45 am
It's all about the big cats at the Buffalo Zoo this week as it plans three cubs' public debut, naming of the cubs, and the addition of a corporate sponsor.
Great Contraption Race in photos
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 03:45 pm
The third annual Great Contraption Race, held Saturday to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation, may have been smaller in the number of entries this year, but the enthusiasm of its participants and the creativity of the contraptions more than made up for it.
Buffalo Zoo bids farewell to Sulawesi crested macaque
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
The Sulawesi crested macaque will be leaving the Buffalo Zoo on Thursday, Aug. 4.
Chamber donates to NRAA
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Paul Jackson, president of the Niagara River Anglers Association, visited the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce office to accept a check donation presented on behalf of the chamber's board of directors. Proceeds came from this year's Lewiston Smelt Festival.
In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, National Buffalo Wing Festival announces inaugural Chicken Wing 5K Run
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 02:10 pm
In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, the National Buffalo Wing Festival is proud to announce the first-ever Chicken Wing 5K Run in downtown Buffalo on Sept. 4 (11 a.m.). The event is sponsored by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York.
Beloved St. Peter's pastor Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri passes
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 11:55 am
The Rev. Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri, 92, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. "Monsignor" was pastor at St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston from 1977 until his retirement in December 1999. He was designated pastor emeritus.
Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary presents gift for new cardiac/stroke unit
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently presented a check for more than $49,000 to benefit the medical center's cardiac/stroke unit campaign. The check represents the auxiliary's final payment on its $100,000 pledge to the new facility.
Spirit of the Eighties to welcome back The Spoons
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Spirit of the Eighties is excited to be welcoming some old friends from just across the border for the fifth annual live music event.
Old Falls Street's annual 'Touch-a-Truck' family event includes food drive
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:55 pm
It's time once again for Old Falls Street, USA's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event. The event is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. It allows children and their families the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
Village of Lewiston: DOT to enhance crosswalks
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 10:15 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano announced the New York State Department of Transportation will improve the visibility of Center Street crosswalks in an effort to bolster pedestrian safety.
My One Buffalo app set to launch in September
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:20 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment recently announced the creation of the My One Buffalo mobile application, which will debut in conjunction with the Buffalo Bills' home opener on Sept. 15.
Gardens of Compassion reaches out with 3 community events
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls, as part of their joint Gardens of Compassion project, will present three special community events on July 27, Aug. 24 and 31.
Celebrating new Heart of Niagara dog house
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 02:20 pm
Heart of Niagara, the rescue group that has found new homes for more than 400 animals in the past three years, will celebrate finding its own new home on Sunday, July 24.
9th annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival announces lineup
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 11:45 am
Mark your calendars for the 9th annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival, returning to Old Falls Street, USA, Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18.
Village of Lewiston sets appointments for 2016-17
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston opted for stability at Tuesday's reorganizational meeting.
Aquarium of Niagara program blends education, conservation, entertainment
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara recently began a partnership with Buffalo Animal Adventures wherein children and families can get a first-hand look at some unique creatures.
 

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