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Symposium on Buffalo-Niagara Region immigration and resettlement
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
On Sept. 8-9, The New York Folklore Society, a statewide nonprofit arts organization supporting folklife and traditional arts, and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, will host a roundtable discussion and symposium to explore challenges in the intersection of immigration, resettlement and cultural traditions in Western New York.
Celebrate insect life at BugFest
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:15 am
The volunteers of Bond Lake Park will hold their annual BugFest on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Bond Lake Park. Everyone is invited to join in from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bond Lake Nature Center on Lower Mountain Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County. The workshop series is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
White Cane Days set for Aug. 18, 19
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:50 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club will conduct its annual White Cane Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19.
Jacobs unveils 'Veteran of the Month' program
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs unveiled a new program Thursday that will pay tribute to veterans throughout the 60th Senate District. The senator is actively seeking nominees for his new "Veteran of the Month" program, with the first recipient to be honored this October.
10th summer of Artpark 'Free Family Movie Night' debuts Monday
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 05:50 pm
Artpark & Company's annual "Free Family Movie Night," celebrating its 10th season in 2017, will present two award-winning features at the Outdoor Amphitheater this month.
Dyster, Higgins cut ribbon on 70th Street Park
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 04:45 pm
On Tuesday, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster joined Congressman Brian Higgins, members of the Niagara Falls City Council and local officials to cut the ribbon on the 70th Street Park improvement project.
Yelp representative to speak with local business owners
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 04:35 pm
On Monday, Aug. 14, Destination Niagara USA and Niagara Falls Community Development will welcome a representative from social media giant Yelp to speak directly with local business owners.
Volunteer training slated at Niagara Hospice
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 09:00 am
Niagara Hospice has scheduled a volunteer training for 5 p.m. Sept. 25-26 at its Lockport campus, 4675 Sunset Drive.
Niagara County Department of Health joins cooperative effort to wipeout rabies
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 03:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine.
Niagara County human service agency acquires lifesaving devices
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 06:00 pm
Four sites operated by Empower, formerly Niagara Cerebral Palsy, are equipped with semiautomated external defibrillators thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the devices, known as AEDs, these group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities are better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest.
CHANT Town Hall meeting to discuss youth substance abuse
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 04:55 pm
The third annual Community Health Alliance of North Tonawanda (CHANT) Town Hall meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the Lumber City Church of Hope Center, 383 Vandervoort St., North Tonawanda.
Confetti Cottage Boutique and Café raises funds for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:10 pm
While customers of Confetti Cottage Boutique and Café experience a unique shopping and dining experience, they can also help their community, thanks to boutique owners Deb Burns, Jessica Freeman and Carol Henschel. The owners, who are all retired educators, opened the boutique in November 2015. They have made it a priority to support the development of Niagara Falls and give back to the community.
Kenan Center elects new board officers, members
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:10 am
The Kenan Center has announced the appointment of officers and new members to its board of governors. Assuming new roles as board officers are Selena Truax Morello (past second vice president to president) and Chris Marra (past secretary to second vice president).
Mercy Flight Gala set for Sept. 9
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Mercy Flight will hold its Beacon of Hope Gala on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
Cardiologist joins Heart Center of Niagara medical staff
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced a key addition to its growing staff of cardiologists at The Heart Center of Niagara.
GreenFields Continuing Care Community introduces 'Reflections' program
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 08:55 am
In collaboration with the pastoral care department at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The GreenFields Continuing Care Community has introduced "Reflections," a volunteer-driven program aimed at capturing the memories and life experiences of its residents.
Jastrzemski elected head of WNY county clerks' group
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:20 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski has been elected chairman of the Western Region of the New York State Association of County Clerks, and is already promising to use the post to advance several hot-button state issues impacting county clerks across the state.
'A Walk to Remember' at GreenFields Continuing Care Community
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, the GreenFields Continuing Care Community will partner with the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to fight back and raise critically needed funds to further research and to provide free information and supportive services to those who need them.
2017 Niagara County Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
A cheerleading competition will be one of the highlights of the 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston.
Erie County: Household hazardous waste collection event coming Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board, has announced a household hazardous waste drop-off day will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Erie Community College North Campus in Williamsville.
City of Niagara Falls uses award money for Hyde Park fish stocking
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Mayor Paul A Dyster was joined by officials from the city's Department of Public Works on Thursday as 2,500 channel catfish were released into Hyde Park Lake. The lake, located in the second-largest municipal park in New York after New York City's Central Park, is an impoundment of Gill Creek, which is a tributary of the upper Niagara River.
Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo Harbor State Park host 4th annual 'Sky's the Limit' 'celebration of the sky'
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:00 am
Tifft Nature Preserve, in partnership with Buffalo Harbor State Park, announced the fourth annual "Sky's the Limit" will take place from 1-4 p.m. Friday, July 21. This family-friendly "celebration of the sky" will feature air, wind, and flight-themed activities.
Jacobs announces Lyme disease forum
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs will host a Lyme disease forum to raise awareness of the rise of the debilitating disease across Western New York. The forum will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Erie Community College South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.
Harbor seal pup born at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:40 pm
For the first time in 30 years, a new harbor seal pup has been born at the Aquarium of Niagara.
BPO's 'Broadway Today!' on stage at Artpark
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Artpark and the BPO have announced a special show, "Broadway Today!," will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, inside the Mainstage Theater. Tickets are on sale at www.tickets.com, www.artpark.net, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, and at the Artpark box office, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Opportunities Unlimited to host concert July 19
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 03:55 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host a performance by the Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the agency's day services building, located at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield.
Two cities compete in Metro 10 Race
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 11:20 am
The third annual Metro 10 Race will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Bullard Park in Albion.
Island Park concerts in Williamsville
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
"Tuesday Concerts in Island Park" is a free concert series in Williamsville this summer. Island Park is located behind Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main St., in the Village of Williamsville. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy music, rain or shine, on the following Tuesday nights this summer:
EC Social Services announces 'Fatherhood Connection' classes
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:45 pm
The Erie Department of Social Services recently announced the formation of "Fatherhood Connection: Men's Parenting and Personal Development Group," a 13-week series of classes with the goal of empowering men of any age, fathers and father figures to be better parents to the children in their lives.
Educators invited to learn classroom innovations at STEM/STEAM workshops
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:55 pm
Math and social justice, the physics of music, and how teaching the arts in classrooms helps students overcome trauma are just a few of the topics that will be discussed at the 2017 STEAM Conference, Aug. 7-8, co-presented by the Education Collaborative of WNY and WNY STEM, and sponsored by General Motors Tonawanda Engine and SUNY Buffalo State.
'A History of the Funnies' at Carnegie Art Center
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:55 pm
Beginning Saturday, July 22, the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will host a month-long exhibition of original cartoon and comic art: "A History of the Funnies: 1880s-2000s." Approximately 150 pieces will be on display, comprehensively chronicling over a century of comic art history as a memorial to local physician Maurie Dewey. The exhibition will run through Aug. 19.
KeyBank to sponsor 2017-2018 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Series
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 09:00 am
KeyBank, a proud, longtime supporter of the arts in Western New York, is renewing its sponsorship of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Pops Series for the 2017-18 season.
UB to celebrate summer with 'UB on the Green'
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
"UB on the Green," the University at Buffalo's free outdoor performance series, is back for an 11th season of music and activities celebrating summer in the South Campus neighborhood.
NU Theatre brings 'Flat Stanley' to life
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
From July 20-29, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences productions with "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
Mason's Mission achieves funding to start construction of special needs playground in Pendleton
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 11:50 pm
Mason's Mission, a nonprofit organization formed to assist families with special needs, announced it reached an initial goal of funding the construction of a $400,000 special needs playground at 6570 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. Work will begin in late July.
Uber launches in Buffalo & Western New York
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 05:45 pm
Members of the Western New York Delegation to the State Legislature, local elected leaders and ridesharing stakeholders gathered Thursday to celebrate the launch of ridesharing in Buffalo and across New York, ahead of July 4 weekend.
Leadership Niagara hosts 10th annual golf tournament
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 09:05 am
Leadership Niagara will host its 10th annual golf tournament, Friday, July 28, at the Oak Run Golf Club, 4185 Lake Ave., Lockport. The event is designed to fund scholarships for future members of LN's leadership and professional development programs.
New Memorial prenatal program brings expecting mothers together for sharing
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:20 am
Area women who are expecting a baby are discovering a new way to share their experience with one another - and their obstetrician - at the OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Falls residents to decide on use of public funds for parks improvements
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 04:20 pm
Niagara Falls Community Development has kicked off the first participatory budgeting process in the city's history.
 

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