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Autumn Fest ahead in Sanborn
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 07:00 am
On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, the Sanborn Business Association will present Autumn Fest in Sanborn at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum grounds, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Buffalo Bills to host Unyts blood drive at New Era Field Oct. 2
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Unyts have teamed up to host a One Buffalo community blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 2, inside the Dunn Tire Club at New Era Field. The event will give presenting donors an opportunity to spend part of their Tuesday in the stadium in the Dunn Tire Club. All donors will receive a pair of One Buffalo socks, and have a chance to meet Bills and Sabres alumni.
Lori Caso, Brook D'Angelo to co-host NACC fashion event
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 01:15 pm
Step right up! On Saturday, Oct. 13, the second annual "Art of Fashion" design competition and runway show returns to the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center with high fashion creations by 30 local designers. This circus-inspired fundraiser, hosted by local fashion icons Lori Caso and Brook D'Angelo, will have guests on the edge of their seats.
Niagara Falls welcome plaza project update: Additional slag discovered, contained onsite while cleanup advances
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 12:50 pm
During the continued construction of the Niagara Falls State Park Prospect Point welcome plaza project, contractors for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation discovered a limited area of additional slag to be cleaned up on park property. State Parks said the materials have already been contained and pose no threat to public health and safety, as they are in the same fenced-off project area, inaccessible to the public, as last month's discovery.
Central Terminal Oktoberfest set for Sept. 29
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 09:15 am
The annual Buffalo Central Terminal Oktoberfest will be held from 3-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the historic landmark.
United Way launches disaster relief fund
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:45 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara is now receiving donations year-round for its disaster relief fund. This is a way you can donate money to major disasters happening locally, nationally or worldwide.
Results of Outer Harbor public input survey now available
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:30 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) has released the results of its Outer Harbor "Capital Planning Phase" public survey. The qualitative survey, which was conducted both online and in-person, was part of the agency's first community meeting to seek public input for three projects focusing on access and the activation of over 150 acres of Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Summit on Aging and Independence on Sept. 18
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
The Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies, with support from a number of community agencies, is holding its fourth biannual Summit on Aging and Independence, with expert speakers conducting workshops in 16 different areas. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner at The Como
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 10:45 am
The Niagara Falls City School District Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at The Como, 2220 Pine Ave. The cost is $30 per person and $12 for each child age 12 and younger. There will be a cash bar. Reservations can be made by calling the district athletic office at 716-286-0794.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2018-19 giveaways, promotional schedule
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team's giveaway items and promotional schedule for the 2018-19 season. This year, the team will host 12 giveaway nights, 24 promotional nights and three theme nights.
Reclaim Niagara holding third rally
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:35 pm
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, Reclaim Niagara, a group of citizens "dedicated to exposing the injustices faced by Niagara Falls due to the exploitation of resources by public authorities and state entities," according to the movement's website, will host their third rally of the summer.
Niagara History Center: Learn about role WNY women played in WWI
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 03:30 pm
Susan Eck will present on Western New York women during World War I at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Eck's narration about a tour of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition was a hit when she spoke at the History Center in 2016.
Niagara Falls: 'Color Your City' Run on Sept. 14
Mon, Sep 3rd 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department (NFCD) and Niagara Falls City School District are hosting the second annual "Color Your City" 5K Run in Hyde Park on Friday, Sept. 14. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcomed to this family-friendly event, which is sponsored by the New York State Health Foundation.
Dale Association honors
Tue, Aug 28th 2018 03:05 pm
The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, will host its annual meeting and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 15. The agency will offer "A State of The Dale Association," and present awards to individuals or groups who have been instrumental in the agency's success. The public is invited to attend. RSVP by calling 716-433-1886.
Budweiser Clydesdales returning to Lewiston
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will return to Lewiston on Sunday, Sept. 9. The horses will appear at DiMino Tops at 1 p.m. and receive a special tour of the village. (File photos)
Breast Cancer Network announces new program for metastatic patients
Fri, Aug 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) has developed a new program to benefit women living with metastatic breast cancer.
Erie County DA's office statement on efforts to investigate sexual abuse allegations
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 12:00 pm
Earlier this week, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said, "In light of the grand jury report released by the attorney general's office in Pennsylvania, the New York State Attorney General's Office contacted our office regarding a potential joint investigation into alleged sexual abuse by Catholic priests in New York state, specifically within the Diocese of Buffalo. The Erie County District Attorney's Office is in consultation with the attorney general's office to explore the logistics of a potential partnership."
Museum of disABILITY History announces upcoming programs
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
As part of its "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series," the Museum of disABILITY History will host a free presentation, "A Conversation about Epilepsy," from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 3826 Main St., Buffalo. Renay Moran, M.E.d, an information services coordinator at Epilepsy Association of Western New York, will lead the conversation.
Buffalo Zoo: Elephants relocating to Audubon Zoo
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
Because the current and future welfare of the animals is the Buffalo Zoo's top priority, institution officials said Tuesday, the Buffalo Zoo announced its two Asian elephants (Jothi, age 36, and Surapa, age 35) will move to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The relocation is slated to take place later this fall.
2018 Niagara County Peach Festival Parade units needed
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 11:00 am
Jerald I. Wolfgang, chairman of the annual Niagara County Peach Festival Parade, announced the Lewiston Kiwanis Club is seeking units for this year's march. The parade will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on Center Street in Lewiston. The route will start at the Red Brick Municipal Building on North Fourth Street, cross over to Center Street, and continue to Academy Park.
A week of fitness & family fun in Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:05 pm
A full week of "Summer In Your City" events are on tap for this week. Join Niagara Falls Community Development and the Niagara Falls City School District in city parks for one, or all, of the events below. Each is free and brought to patrons without the use of local taxpayer dollars.
Niagara County Police Academy accepting applications for fall 2018
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:05 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy is accepting applications for its next class of sworn recruits and pre-employment students. The next part-time academy starts Sept. 4.
Niagara University set to build new veterans lounge in DePaul Hall
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 05:00 pm
Already recognized among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, Niagara University will make major upgrades to its veterans lounge to better serve the needs of veteran students on campus.
Niagara Arts & Cultural Center: My Brother's Keeper students to create an Underground Railroad art installation
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:40 pm
In a field-work expedition designed to honor Western New York's unique Underground Railroad heritage, about 120 seventh and eighth grade scholars from Buffalo Public Schools' My Brother's Keeper (MBK) program, joined by a small group of local educators and artists, will create an original and symbolic art installation while visiting the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center.
OUN: Annual Brickyard bartending event scheduled
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:40 pm
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. will be the site of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual "Celebrity Bartending - Battle of the Businesses" event on Thursday, Aug. 16. The event runs from 5:30-9 p.m. and will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the agency supports.
Buffalo Game Space announces fall workshop series & student sponsorships
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:05 pm
Buffalo Game Space has announced its third annual Fall Game Workshop Series. BGS is offering a number of students the opportunity to attend this series of workshops covering everything one needs to learn to create their own video game, free of charge, as well as offering coworking and equipment access.
Can You Help: Eric's Angels benefit is Sept. 1 at 3F Club
Fri, Aug 3rd 2018 03:50 pm
On Friday evening, July 27, Town of Porter resident Eric Olds-Reid, 37, was the victim of a tragic ATV accident on Youngstown Wilson Road. He was taken via Mercy Flight to ECMC in Buffalo, where he succumbed to his injuries the following morning.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:20 pm
The Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with construction of a home in Niagara Falls. The immediate need is for anyone who is able to work on framing and siding or can be trained in these crafts.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy begins 5-year plan discussion
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 03:50 pm
Over the next two weeks, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy will be conducting the first in a series of three community meetings to discuss park improvement priorities for the Olmsted-designed parks in the City of Buffalo.
United Way of Greater Niagara hopes to raise more than $1 million in 2018 campaign
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 01:20 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara recently announced its 2018 campaign goal is $1,077,300. This year's theme is "Give Your Way with United Way," and funds will go toward supporting the agency and the programs it assists.
4th annual Buffalo Rotary Duck Derby at Canalside
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 07:00 am
Buffalo Rotary is holding the "quazyiest" race ever: its 4th annual Duck Derby on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Canalside Buffalo. Free, family-friendly feathered festivities commence at 11:30 a.m., while race time is 2 p.m.
EPA proposes cleanup of lead-contaminated residential properties at Eighteen Mile Creek
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:20 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to clean up lead-contaminated soil at approximately 26 residences that are impacted by the former Flintkote Plant property at the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport.
McCaffrey named CEO at Eastern Niagara Hospital; will resign as Lockport mayor next month
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
Lockport Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey has been named president CEO at Eastern Niagara Hospital.
Erie County Clerk Kearns secures funding for technology improvements
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:30 pm
On Thursday, the Erie County Legislature approved Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns' request for funding to make significant upgrades to technology at the clerk's office. The resolution passed the legislature 10-1, and approved the spending of $134,519 for technology and seating upgrades.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 2019 community arts, arts education, individual artist grants available for Erie & Niagara counties
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:15 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants in Erie and Niagara counties, with an online application process and expanded arts education eligibility to include after-school programs as long as they provide three sequential hands-on learning sessions for participants.
COA hosts free movie day at Niagara University
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:40 pm
The Council for Older Adults in Niagara County is hosting a free movie day at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to educate community members about the ins and outs of Alzheimer's disease.
Erie County Fair 5K Run is certified flattest route in Western New York
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
The annual Erie County Fair 5K Run, presented by Good Health Saunas, returns to the Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 11, with pistol start at 8:30 a.m. This USA Track & Field (USATF) 3.1-mile route has been certified as the flattest route in Western New York.
History Center's gala event & auction returns
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 11:40 am
"Treasures Under the Tent," a fundraiser for the Niagara History Center, returns Saturday, Aug. 18, with new auction items, fine food and beverages. "Treasures Under the Tent" will offer outdoor dinner with new menu choices from Shamus Restaurant, as well as an auction with new items.
Wilson Wine & Art Festival and Farmer's Market set for Aug. 4
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Janet Hoffman, president of Watch Wilson Grow, announced the annual Wilson Wine & Art Festival and Farmer's Market on Young Street will take place from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival details, schedule
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 04:10 pm
The Sanborn Area Historical Society is set to host the 14th annual Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
 

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