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Shea's Buffalo Theatre celebrates record success for Five Star Bank 2023-24 Broadway Season
Mon, Jun 17th 2024 05:05 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino celebrate the success of the 2023-24 Five Star Bank Broadway Season, one of the most attended seasons in recent years.
Be an educated boater - know and follow 'rules of the water'
Mon, Jun 17th 2024 11:45 am
Summer is here, and nothing signals summer in Erie County like boating. Whether you are visiting the Erie Basin Marina, fishing in the Niagara River, cruising through Canalside or motoring to the Point Abino Lighthouse, Western New York offers an abundance of waterways providing outstanding recreational opportunities for boating enthusiasts.
AIR quality health advisory in effect for Eastern Lake Ontario & Western New York regions
Mon, Jun 17th 2024 10:45 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for Monday, June 17, for ozone to include the Eastern Lake Ontario and Western New York regions. The pollutant of concern is: Ozone The advisory will be in effect 11 a.m. through 11 p.m.
1 year after boating accident in Lockport, Hochul signs legislation to expand oversight & prevent future tragedies
Mon, Jun 17th 2024 10:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed legislation (S.9241/A.10399) granting the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation regulatory authority over commercial tourism boats operating in caves to prevent future tragedies.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara launches 'Save Our Sacred Sites' initiative to protect at-risk churches in Buffalo being closed by Catholic Diocese
Fri, Jun 14th 2024 12:00 pm
Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) is proud to announce the launch of the "Save Our Sacred Sites" initiative (SOSS) aimed at funding and submitting local landmark applications for churches within the City of Buffalo that are at risk of closure by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
Niagara University Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement hosts community cookout and conversations
Thu, Jun 13th 2024 03:00 pm
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement is hosting a community cookout and conversations for parents and their students attending Niagara Falls High School, Gaskill and LaSalle preparatory schools in the Niagara Falls City School District.
Empire State Development announces Frank Lloyd Wright's Historic Graycliff to move visitor center project forward
Thu, Jun 13th 2024 02:55 pm
Empire State Development (ESD) announced the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Graycliff Estate will be adding a new visitor center to complement the recently renovated historic home and surrounding property, improving the 8-acre site's visitor experience, and better telling the story of Darwin and Isabelle Martin's spectacular summer home on Lake Erie.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame gifted 'The Muppet Movie' 'Rainbow Connection' Platinum album
Wed, Jun 12th 2024 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame will be gathering at the BMHOF headquarters, located at 340 Amherst St., Buffalo, at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, to receive an official Platinum album, "Rainbow Connection," from "The Muppet Movie."
Please give now: Donors needed to protect Red Cross blood supply
Tue, Jun 11th 2024 09:45 am
As World Blood Donor Day approaches on June 14, the American Red Cross stresses that blood and platelet donors are critically needed right now to combat a drastic shortfall in donations over the past several weeks. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with type O blood and donors giving platelets.
Erie County Department of Senior Services bringing older adults, senior centers together with debut of new interactive tech
Mon, Jun 10th 2024 04:10 pm
Geographical barriers that hindered the older adult community in Erie County from socialization are being erased with the unveiling of new interactive technology in Erie County senior centers designed to foster connection, fun, and mental stimulation for older adults.
Niagara County Department of Health & partners to host free nutrition literacy and community resource workshop
Mon, Jun 10th 2024 02:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health, in collaboration with Daphany's Fabulous Objective Weekly Workshops and the Niagara Falls School District, will host a nutrition literacy and community resource workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road. This event is free, open to the public, and includes a nutritious catered lunch from Carrabba's Italian Grill.
RMHC of WNY names Lisa Booz new executive director
Mon, Jun 10th 2024 01:55 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York is thrilled to announce it has a new leader. The charity organization welcomes Lisa Booz as its executive director.
Bisons, Leveling the Playing Field partner for used sports equipment drive at Herd's
Sat, Jun 8th 2024 10:10 am
The Buffalo Bisons have teamed up with Leveling the Playing Field to hold a used sports equipment drive for the team's World Softball Day game, Thursday, June 13, as the Herd hosts the Worcester Red Sox (6:35 p.m. | Drive begins at 5 p.m.).
Niagara Hospice to hold remembrance event in Lockport
Thu, Jun 6th 2024 10:25 pm
Wings of Hope, a community remembrance event, will be held Saturday, June 8, on the Niagara Hospice campus located at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Friends of the Niagara Falls Public Library presents talk by award-winning author Robert Brighton
Thu, Jun 6th 2024 03:40 pm
Acclaimed author Robert Brighton (the "Avenging Angel Detective Agency Mysteries") will entertain and enlighten attendees with his thought-provoking presentation: "Tourist Town or Manufacturing Mecca - Niagara Falls' Existential Dilemma." The event is to be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the LaSalle Branch auditorium of the Niagara Falls Public Library.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino to welcome world champion Buffalo Bandits on June 6
Tue, Jun 4th 2024 07:00 am
Banditland, get ready to meet your world champions!
Summer alert: Blood and platelet donors needed now
Tue, Jun 4th 2024 07:00 am
The American Red Cross critically needs blood and platelet donors now following a concerning trend over the past month - fewer donors rolling up a sleeve to give lifesaving blood. In fact, about 20,000 fewer blood donations were collected over the past month than needed to maintain the Red Cross national blood supply.
Buffalo man pleads guilty for kidnapping woman in Town of Cheektowaga
Mon, Jun 3rd 2024 04:10 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 24-year-old Abel Gebrehawaria of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to one count of kidnapping in the second degree (class "B" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the sole count in the indictment.
Hochul celebrates groundbreaking for redevelopment of Commodore Perry Homes in Buffalo
Mon, Jun 3rd 2024 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction on the redevelopment of the Commodore Perry Homes in Buffalo's First Ward neighborhood. The new, all-electric housing development will consist of 405 affordable homes in 27 newly constructed buildings.
Gas prices continue falling in June
Mon, Jun 3rd 2024 10:35 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.53, down 6 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.56. The New York state average is $3.65, down 2 cents from last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.70.
'Get Outdoors & Get Together Day' on Saturday, June 8
Mon, Jun 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "Get Outdoors & Get Together Day" will be held Saturday, June 8, with events at more than 20 select locations across New York to bring people of all abilities, ages, identities and backgrounds together for a day of fun, healthy activities.
On June 3, Jonathan D. Daniels, MD Memorial School Supply Drive begins accepting donations
Fri, May 31st 2024 01:10 pm
With summer vacation right around the corner, school supplies for the fall are the last thing on anyone's mind right now.
Cystic fibrosis research at UB has been transforming patients' lives for decades
Fri, May 31st 2024 09:10 am
During the 1950s, a child with cystic fibrosis rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Today, many people with CF are achieving their dreams of pursuing careers, getting married, having children, and living into retirement.
Family Promise of WNY to host 'Celebration of Service' awards reception
Fri, May 31st 2024 09:10 am
Family Promise of WNY, a family homeless shelter, will recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, businesses, partners and leaders in the community at its third annual "Celebration of Service" awards reception scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Tewksbury Lodge, 249 Ohio St., Buffalo.
Red Cross to host free resource brunch for active and retired military members
Tue, May 28th 2024 12:55 pm
The Western New York Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its annual military and veteran resource brunch for active and retired service members and their families, Saturday, June 15. The free event will be held at the George F. Lamm-American Legion Post 622, located at 962 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Doors open at 10 a.m., and the program will begin at 11 a.m.
DEC announces start of 'NYHABS' online notification & reporting system for harmful algal blooms
Tue, May 28th 2024 12:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Dr. James McDonald on Friday reminded New Yorkers to learn about and be aware of harmful algal blooms, or "HABs," as the 2024 HABs notification season starts.
Niagara Wine Trail hosting charcuterie event
Tue, May 28th 2024 07:00 am
The Niagara Wine Trail members announce the return of a wine and cheese event - now expanding to be a charcuterie event. Participating wineries will feature a different cheese paired with a special wine. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 1, and from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Tickets are $40 per person per day and include the cheese sample and three tastes of wine at each participating winery.
Conference at UB to address youth mental health crisis, encourage collaboration across sectors
Tue, May 28th 2024 07:00 am
The Supporting Mental Health and Advocating for Resources Together (SMART) collaborative, in partnership with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, will hold a conference to address the youth mental health crisis and the growing challenges faced by young people and their families on Wednesday, May 29, at 9 a.m. in Norton Hall on the university's North Campus.
Josh Allen challenges fans to help match his $117,000 donation to Oishei Children's Hospital
Sat, May 25th 2024 12:40 pm
117 holes of golf probably sounds like a lot ... because it is!
WNY Red Cross volunteers deployed to assist with storm relief
Fri, May 24th 2024 11:50 am
With her deployment to Iowa, American Red Cross volunteer Donna Davis joined a group of volunteers from the 27-county Western New York region who have been deployed to assist residents in other areas of the country impacted by devastating storms.
Predatory sexual assault conviction in Niagara County
Wed, May 22nd 2024 08:15 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced a Niagara County jury returned a guilty verdict against Gregory M. Pearson, age 34, of Niagara Falls, this afternoon after deliberating for less than two hours. Pearson was convicted of seven counts of predatory sexual assault against a child committed in Niagara Falls in the years 2017 through 2021.
3 defendants plead guilty in assault on Broadway
Wed, May 22nd 2024 08:15 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 53-year-old Demetrius F. Gore of Buffalo pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of assault in the second degree (class "D" felony) for his involvement in an attack that resulted in serious physical injuries to the victim.
4 Niagara County parks officially open Friday; Oppenheim delayed a week
Wed, May 22nd 2024 08:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works said four of the county's parks - Burmaster at Bond Lake, West Canal Marina, Krull and Royalton Ravine - will officially open for the season this Friday, May 24. The parks are open from dawn until dusk. Oppenheim Park, which has undergone significant infrastructure work, will open Saturday, June 1.
Motor event series coming to 2024 Erie County Fair
Tue, May 21st 2024 09:45 am
Get ready to rev those engines! Another year of exhilarating motor events are headed to the 2024 Erie County Fair this August. The motor event series at the Buffalo News Grandstand includes the following events:
2nd round of Springboard applications opens to support those strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystem
Mon, May 20th 2024 11:00 am
The second round of applications for Springboard, a new regional, innovative, year-long rapid prize competition, is now open for organizations and businesses working to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Western New York.
Tops to support Oishei Children's Hospital with sale of Plushie Bears
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:40 am
Tops Friendly Markets is excited to announce the sale of adorable Plushie Bears as a unique fundraiser for Oishei Children's Hospital. On sale until supplies last, these branded bears are a perfect way to show your support of the hospital and the wonderful work it does each and every day in Western New York.
Buffalo Sabres & St. Brian Clothiers partner to provide suits for prom to Buffalo Public School student-athletes
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:40 am
St. Brian Clothiers is a fine men's wear clothing resource that offers free suits 365 days a year to men in need.
The Station of the Cross celebrates 25 years of Catholic programming
Mon, May 20th 2024 07:00 am
The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network, headquartered in Buffalo, is marking its 25-year anniversary with a celebration Aug. 24 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center.

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