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Niagara Falls Community Development Department announces second call for small business support fund grants
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 01:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is launching the second round of the small business support fund (SBSF) to help local entrepreneurs improve their businesses.
Father learns braille with daughter after tragedy strikes
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
When a daughter is afflicted by illness, the most a parent can do is to be right there with her. Perhaps no one knows this better than Michael Gold, an attorney in Niagara Falls who deals with Elder Law and who is learning braille.
Museum of disABILITY History 'Kids Day' event encourages inclusion for all ages & abilities
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
Before the summer ends, the Museum of disABILITY History will host "Kids Day" from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at 3826 Main St., Buffalo. The family-friendly event encourages inclusion for all ages and abilities in the community. It will include guest appearances from Justice League of Western New York, princesses from A Dream is a Wish Entertainment and visitors from Buffalo Furries. Activities include: Crafts, free food, face-painting and free museum gallery tours, among other happenings.
Buffalo conference to focus on living well with dementia
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
An educational conference for those living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or the early stages of dementia is being planned for Aug. 24 in Buffalo.
'Trucks at the Tracks' happy hour planned for Niagara Falls Train Station
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The public is invited to eat, drink, dance and mingle at the first "Trucks at the Tracks" happy hour celebration from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, outside the Niagara Falls Train Station (825 Depot Ave. W.).
DOT traveler advisory for Niagara Scenic Parkway, Packard Road area
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:20 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced work is continuing on the project to remove a portion of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, new detours are scheduled to begin.
Call for work: '20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York'
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
In February 2020, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will present "20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York." This exhibition, on view from Feb. 16 to Aug. 16, will be the first comprehensive regional art exhibition to focus on women artists living in Western New York.
Dates announced for 2020 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
WNED | WBFO and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announced the 2020 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition will be June 3-6, 2020. Renowned concert guitarists Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio will return as artistic directors. Judges for the 2020 competition include Castellani and Andriaccio, along with guitar masters Roberto Aussel, Rene Izquierdo, Martha Masters, Judicael Perroy and Raphaella Smits.
Painters Plus Home Decorating Inc. & NT city officials team up for 9th annual Project HOPE
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 12:55 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced that another city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer.
Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame honors 5 for exceptional service to community
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 01:20 pm
On Thursday, Aug. 29, local residents who have demonstrated an extraordinary lifetime commitment to service will be inducted into the Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame. This year's honorees are Georgia Robinson Bradberry, Jane Schroeder, Don King and Laurie Davis (posthumously). Jasiah Jackson will be honored with the inaugural GenNext Award, which was established to recognize outstanding youth age 18 and under for exemplary service to the community.
Annual OUN bartending event scheduled
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's "Celebrity Bartending - Battle of the Businesses" event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 432 Center St., Lewiston. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities supported by Intandem, formerly Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
Niagara County Department of Health providing breastfeeding & baby changing station at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:55 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is providing a cool, private breastfeeding and baby changing station at the Niagara County Fair.
Alzheimer's disease programs and services in Niagara County
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:55 pm
While Alzheimer's disease currently cannot be prevented or slowed, there are steps to take and recommendations to follow in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise and cognitive activity that promote healthy aging.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum to host first Brass Ring Gala
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is hosting its first gala event to benefit the museum's efforts to develop an endowment fund. The Brass Ring Gala will be held from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Michael's Landing in North Tonawanda.
Memorial to partner with F BITES for pizza cook-off
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will face off in a pizza challenge against "Hell's Kitchen" contestant/chef Bobby Anderson and six of his students from LaSalle Preparatory School's F BITES (Food Based Interventions with Technology Energy & Science) program. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the medical center's Tenth Street Café.
UB's Blair Johnson receives White House award for young scientists
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 03:25 pm
A University at Buffalo researcher is among the recipients of a prestigious national honor for young scientists.
Veggie Van study awards funding to 9 partner mobile markets
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:20 pm
A University at Buffalo researcher's Veggie Van project is revving up its engine.
Memorial Medical Center awarded HFAP accreditation
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 11:05 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded accreditation by HFAP, the nation's original independent accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
John Susice memorial street stock race part of full card of racing in Ransomville
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 11:05 am
This Friday night at Ransomville Speedway, the JetPort Lounge & Restaurant, Lazy Lakes Camping Resort, Sunflowers of Sanborn and Rutland Corwin Funeral Home present a full card of racing, including the third annual John Susice Memorial Race for the street stocks.
Alzheimer's study: UB researchers present first clinical proof that individual genotypes determine if drugs will work
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:05 pm
University at Buffalo researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75% of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs for Alzheimer's disease seemed promising in animal studies only to fail in human studies.
FEMA, NYSDEC to hold open house meeting on flood risk management
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 03:45 pm
The Region II office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will host a flood risk open house meeting to inform the residents of Niagara County about the flood risks shown on preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
Buffalo State set to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing on Saturday
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 09:55 am
Buffalo State will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in the Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center. Hosted by the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium, the event will include hands-on activities, Apollo trivia, rocket simulations, exhibits, lectures and videos, all dedicated to the first moon landing. Space-themed food and refreshments also will be served.
Erie County recycling community forum to provide expert insights on recycling, reuse
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 09:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is partnering with local solid waste management boards to host "Let's Talk Recycling," a community forum to be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Erie County Emergency Training Facility Auditorium, 3359 Broadway, Town of Cheektowaga. This free workshop will feature local recycling experts who will be able to answer questions on recycling directly from constituents; offer an opportunity to learn what one can recycle and reuse; as well as where things go after people move them at the curb.
Niagara Aquarium Foundation elects first woman president of board of trustees
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 06:35 pm
The Niagara Aquarium Foundation has elected Julie Kianof Fink as president of the board of trustees. Fink previously served the foundation as its vice president and assumes the role as the first woman to hold the position as president.
NU turns trash into treasure
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:15 pm
Niagara University's "2 Good 2 Toss" community garage sale program raised nearly $1,700 this year for student outreach programs - while also keeping hundreds of reusable items out of landfills.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Come Together: pARTy at the CAM'
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:15 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting its inaugural summer happy hour, "Come Together: pARTy at the CAM," from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. This "friend-raiser" encourages first-time and long-standing visitors to enjoy a summer evening on the NU campus.
N-W wrestling room dedicated to 'Ace'
Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 12:40 pm
When people think of legendary Niagara-Wheatfield coaches, some names stand out, but none more than Armand "Ace" Cacciatore.  With a resume packed full of accolades, Cacciatore further etched himself into the N-W history books, as the school's wrestling room was dedicated in his name last Wednesday.
Niagara Falls Memorial announces major expansion in primary care & women's services
Mon, Jul 1st 2019 02:15 pm
Six physicians will soon join the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center - five in primary care and one in obstetrics and gynecology - expanding the availability of care at six outpatient centers.
Catholic Health hosts free summer yoga series & open house at Mt. St. Mary's Health Center Lockport
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
Catholic Health is hosting "Get Centered Wednesdays: Yoga and Wellness" throughout the summer at Mount St. Mary's Health Center Lockport, 6000 Brockton Drive, Suite 106. Niagara County residents are invited to join in from 5-7 p.m. July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 for a free yoga class and open house.
The Big Easy in Buffalo announces 2019 summer series
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
The Big Easy in Buffalo announced its summer series of five concerts featuring Louisiana musicians at five different venues, with four of the five being free to the public.
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres invited to White House
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres attended the Polish-American Reception at the White House last week in which President of Poland Andrzej Duda joined President Donald Trump in honoring Americans with Polish heritage.
Niagara Falls: 'Old Falls Street Block Party' concert series presented by Sheraton
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 06:00 pm
Summer kicks off in Niagara Falls tonight with the start of the 2019 "Old Falls Street Block Party" concert series, sponsored by Old Falls Street USA and presented by Sheraton Niagara Falls. A diverse lineup of new and returning musicians will perform at 7 pm. each Friday next to the hotel.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to invest $19.5 million over 5 years
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 10:30 am
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced plans to invest $19.58 million over the next five years on roughly 42 capital improvement projects designed to enhance the city's renowned Olmsted-designed parks and parkways.
NYS: AAA of Western & Central New York responds to cashless tolling
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 12:05 pm
Cashless tolling on the Thruway will be systemwide by the end of 2020, according to the latest reports from Gov. Cuomo's office. With some 267 million motorists traveling the thruway each year, AAA Western and Central New York supports this move toward a more efficient tolling system.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame accepting nomination/applications
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 03:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame is accepting nomination/applications for the 2019 induction until the end of June. Hard copies of completed forms and supplemental material must be received or postmarked no later than June 30. Criteria and forms are available through its Facebook page, via email at ​[email protected], or by contacting President Peter Paonessa Jr. by phone at 716-731-5584.
BPO, Central Terminal Restoration Corp., Sen. Kennedy to present free one-day East Side Festival celebrating history of Buffalo's East Side, 90th anniversary of Central Terminal
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with the BPO diversity council, the Central Terminal Restoration Corp. and New York State Sen. Timothy Kennedy, will present a free one-day East Side Festival celebrating the cultural heritage of the East Side neighborhood of Buffalo and the 90th anniversary of the Central Terminal, the historic Art Deco landmark railroad station nestled on Buffalo's East Side.
Legislator Jesse Gooch sponsoring blood drive
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 03:50 pm
Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch is sponsoring a Unyts blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road. The drive is titled the "United We Give Blood Drive."
10th annual 'Festival of Fathers' slated for June 22
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 10:40 am
The 10th annual "Festival of Fathers" will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Hyde Park Splash Pad in Niagara Falls (corner of Hyde Park Boulevard and Pine Avenue). The festival, which is free and open to the public, will include games, prizes, snacks and crafts, as well as activities to engage children and parents together.
ECHDC, Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association dedicate surveyor 'monument' to mark original western terminus of Erie Canal
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association (NFLSA) on Wednesday dedicated a land surveyor "monument" commemorating the original western terminus point of the Erie Canal.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program announces site locations
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 02:15 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP) and announced the open program site locations.
 

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