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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.
Humor & spirituality retreat at Stella Center of Renewal
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 07:00 am
Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal is offering a unique weekend retreat. "LIKE A KID AGAIN: A Spirituality of Childhood for Adult-Sized Living" by Fr. Hugh Burns, OP, will be held Friday dinner through Sunday lunch Aug. 3-5.
Buffalo Philharmonic seeks ushers for 2018-19 season
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:10 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is seeking to expand its corps of dedicated volunteer ushers in the coming season. The BPO is looking for volunteers to scan tickets, distribute programs, assist patrons in locating their seats, and aid with customer service during the 2018-19 season.
Costa FLW series 2018 attracts avid anglers for fishing fun AT Safe Harbor Marina
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is reminding area anglers of the upcoming 2018 Cost FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) Tournament Series, which will be held July 26-28 and will launch from the Safe Harbor Marina on the Outer Harbor. The premium bass fishing tournament has 160 boats already registered with approximately 350 participants anticipated, but it is expected roughly 200 boats will be registered by the start of the event.
Nominations for 2018 'Ultimate Fairgoer' now being accepted
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2018 "Ultimate Fairgoer."
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards totaling more than $1 million from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 10:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced Wednesday that 55 Western New York organizations will receive a total of more than $1 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
Emergency blood shortage: Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 01:40 pm
An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types - especially type O - to give now and help save lives.
Seven Day Faith announces reunion concert at Batavia Downs
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 01:20 pm
After a 15-year hiatus, pop-rock group Seven Day Faith, featuring the original lineup of Rob Ferenc, John Rosini, Kevin Ernst and Rob Bilson, will reunite for a one-night-only concert experience on Saturday, Sept. 15. The four original members will perform such hits as "Everything" "Ready To Go" and "Forever and a Day" on stage together for the first time in more than a decade.
Collecting Legos for cancer
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
Emma Seaman, a 13-year-old from Youngstown, is currently collecting donations of new Lego sets for Sebastian's LEGO Club, to benefit children in the cancer unit at Oishei Children's Hospital.
Pappas announces 2018 Thunder on the Niagara event at Gratwick Park
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 04:30 pm
Mayor Arthur G. Pappas will announce the 2018 Thunder on the Niagara boat-racing event during a press conference that will take place at Gratwick Riverside Park at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 9.
DEC encourages public to help reduce bear conflicts
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos advised the public that black bears are becoming increasingly active as the summer season ramps up. Homeowners can reduce the potential for human-bear conflicts by preventing bears from accessing food sources.
'ARP' Thomas Insana featured artist at Memorial Library
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:05 am
Thomas Insana's artwork will be on display at the Grand Island Memorial Library right before the holiday and continuing through the month of July.
2018 Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament kicks off July 7
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
On July 7 and 8, Niagara Pioneer Soccer League will host the annual R.E. Krug 2018 Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament at Fort Niagara State Park.
And on his farm he had a ... 'Click, Clack, Moo'
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 08:25 pm
From July 19-28, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences productions with "Click, Clack, Moo," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
2018 Catholic Charities Appeal reaches $11,007,179
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:00 pm
Nearly six months of fundraising efforts by hundreds of volunteers throughout the Diocese of Buffalo and a late rally by the Western New York community have helped the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities surpass its $11 million goal.
Pine Avenue/Columbus Square Park concerts begin this week
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 12:40 pm
The Pine Avenue Redevelopment Project will host a series of four concerts this summer, beginning at 6 p.m. this Thursday at Columbus Square Park and Heritage Walk.
Olcott Fire Co. adds new truck to inventory with help from Ortt
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 12:40 pm
Over the weekend, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined the Olcott Fire Co. to reveal its brand-new, multiuse emergency response truck. Thanks to a grant obtained by Ortt, the fire company was able to purchase a new response vehicle.
New directions announces Turner as director of new clinic
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 12:35 pm
New Directions Youth and Family Services announces the hiring of Carl E. Turner Jr., LMSW, as director of the organization's new Children's Clinic of Western New York. The clinic is set to open this July in Niagara Falls.