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'Open Government, Your Right to Know!'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:25 pm
"Open Government, Your Right to Know!'" will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court (on Nottingham Terrace, just east of Elmwood Avenue at Route 198).
UB: Deep discounts work for supermarkets
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:20 pm
For grocery retailers, the tried-and-true strategy of deep discount promotions is a successful one, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Author Yaa Gyasi headlines new Niagara University lecture series
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 07:00 am
Acclaimed author Yaa Gyasi will be the featured presenter for the first-ever installment of the Peggy and John Day University Honors Lecture Series at Niagara University.
8th annual Oktoberfest planned for Old Falls Street
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:20 pm
Raise your beer stein high and give "Prost" to the eighth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest, taking place from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on Old Falls Street's middle block in downtown Niagara Falls. The German-themed event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public. As per tradition, the day will kick-off with the ceremonial tapping of the kegs at 1 p.m.
Speaker's event with Sister Joan Chittister at First Presbyterian Church cancelled
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 11:00 am
The speaker's event hosted by the First Presbyterian Church and Kenan Center in Lockport featuring noted social and faith leader Sister Joan Chittister, originally slated for Saturday, Sept. 23, has been cancelled due to illness.
NYS Office of Mental Health: $3.5 million federal suicide prevention grant
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
The Office of Mental Health announced New York is the only state in nation to have received a grant award from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Zero Suicide grant program. The award of $3.5 million over five years will help implement and strengthen the state's suicide prevention efforts.
Rescuing blighted land: Legislators announce members of board of county land bank
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:20 pm
Niagara County lawmakers publicly announced the membership of the board of directors of the county's new land bank on Tuesday night.
Can You Help? Elizabeth Restey benefit
Tue, Sep 12th 2017 07:00 am
A fundraiser for Elizabeth Restey and family will take place from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the South Lockport Fire Col, 5666 S. Transit Road, Lockport.
Armed Forces Weekend, dinosaurs in corn maze & ventriloquists highlight opening weekend of 22nd annual Fall Festival at Great Pumpkin Farm
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence will kick off its 22nd annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17, with a special Armed Forces weekend, in collaboration with WNY Heroes Inc. The regular admission fee will be waived for military, police or fire department personnel who present proper identification to WNY Heroes representatives at the gate. Such attendees will also be permitted to bring one guest for free.
Buffalo Zoo holds animal art show
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., will hold its biannual animal fundraiser, "Art Gone Wild," from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. "Art Gone Wild" features an art show, auction and sale of works that were produced by the zoo's animal residents. Pieces include animal paintings, paw print casts and ornaments.
Halloween Spooktacular at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will hold its annual spook-free Halloween party, "Spooktacular," from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. The Superhero Alliance of WNY will make a special appearance at the event, so guests can meet their favorite heroes and villains.
Niagara Falls: City clerk's office, NFPD announce new reporting system for animal complaints
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:35 pm
On Tuesday, the Niagara Falls city clerk's office, in partnership with Niagara Falls Police Department, announced a new system for reporting animal complaints - particularly vicious dogs.
Register for Linda Yalem Safety Run
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:35 pm
More than 800 runners and walkers - and hundreds of volunteers - are expected to take part in the 28th annual Linda Yalem Safety Run, a 5K run held on the University at Buffalo's North Campus to promote personal safety and remember UB student Linda Yalem.
Niagara County Historical Society sites join Smithsonian Magazine's 13th annual 'Museum Day Live!'
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:30 pm
The Niagara History Center and Erie Canal Discovery Center will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual "Museum Day Live!" On this day only, participating museums across the U.S. emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a "Museum Day Live!" ticket.
'Raising the Stakes Gala' coming to Sheraton at Falls; benefit for Alexa Foundation
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
As we all know, Niagara Falls has become an area hotbed for exciting games of chance. Over the past several years, a number of casinos have sprung up on both sides of the border and Las Vegas-style experiences are now the norm for many.
Leadership Niagara accepting applications for 2018 class of leaders
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:45 pm
Leadership Niagara is now accepting applications for its 2018 class of leaders. A nationally recognized leadership development organization, Leadership Niagara works to produce strong and effective leaders who continue to learn and who are focused on accountability, performance and results in the community and in their organizations.
Mike Love, Bruce Johnston-led Beach Boys to perform at The Riv
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 11:15 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center welcomes The Beach Boys at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.
DEC announces Lake Ontario fisheries meetings
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the public will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the upcoming 2018 Lake Ontario salmon and trout stocking. Public meetings to gather input for will be held in Oswego, Niagara and Monroe counties in September.
Veterans Appreciation Day in Falls sponsored by Hands Healing Heroes
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:05 pm
Hands Healing Heroes will host its fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Day from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 16, at the John A. Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:05 pm
The Niagara Frontier Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual permit lottery for the 2017 pheasant-hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 2. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Memorial celebrates staff, summer with food truck picnic
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center thanked its employees and volunteers for their dedication to the patients and community they serve with an employee appreciation day picnic at two locations.
Award-winning early childhood music classes coming to Niagara County
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 10:00 am
"Kids' MusicRound" is an award-winning music and movement experience for infants and young children of all abilities. Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks at a cost of $149 for the first registered child, $89 for second sibling, and no cost for third sibling or infant with registered sibling. Families can choose classes on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.
BNFF seeks volunteers
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 09:50 am
The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, now in its 12th season, is seeking volunteers and interns for events to be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 1.
For the first time in decades, International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians meets in Buffalo
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
When the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians last met in Buffalo, Jimmy Griffin was the mayor, and the Buffalo Sabres still played at the Aud.
Memorial Medical Center auxiliary seeks donations of 'gently worn' items
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
The Auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center is seeking donations of "gently worn" men's and women's coats, jackets, suits and sweaters, as well as handbags and jewelry, for a sale to be held Sept. 28-29.
Destination Niagara USA call for board of directors applications
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 07:00 am
Destination Niagara USA, the official destination marketing organization for Niagara Falls and Niagara County, is currently looking to fill three openings on its board of directors.
Merchandise vendors needed for inaugural holiday marketplace inside Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 07:00 am
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.) is calling for applications from regional merchandise vendors to be part of its inaugural holiday marketplace on three consecutive Saturdays (11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16.)
Call to artists & makers: LiveNF 'Makers Market' debuting
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
LiveNF will host its first "Makers Market" in Third Street storefronts (400 block) on Saturday, Dec. 9. This event partners with the Power City Eatery "Santa's Workshop" on that same day (444 Third St.).
Border Patrol hosts Citizens Academy
Wed, Aug 16th 2017 04:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station will have border patrol agents hosting a Citizens Academy in Niagara Falls beginning Thursday, Aug. 17, and continuing through Thursday, Sept. 21. Participants of the academy will meet from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday at the Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station.
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.