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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pledges a primary care appointment within 7 days after leaving hospital
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 12:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has launched the start of a seven-day pledge program to connect its patients to primary care within seven days of their hospital discharge from Memorial or an emergency room visit at Memorial. The program guarantees a follow-up appointment with a NFMMC primary care provider at one of Memorial's six primary care locations.
ESD: Applications accepted for new community-based real estate development training program on Buffalo's east side
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 12:00 pm
Empire State Development announced applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class of the community-based real estate development training program, which teaches east side building owners and community members how to plan for and implement a commercial real estate development project.
Driscoll: With cashless tolling, don't wait to sign up for E-ZPass
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 06:55 am
The Thruway Authority is moving ahead with a proposal to adjust tolls on the Thruway beginning Jan. 1, 2021 -- the first since 2010 -- after we have converted to cashless tolling system-wide by the end of 2020. I want to further clarify what this means for motorists in Western New York, and how the proposed changes will impact our customers.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo accepting letters of intent for 2020 competitive grant process
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for its 2020 competitive grant process through 4 p.m. Feb. 3. Interested organizations should read the detailed guidelines/additional information before submitting a letter of intent. A link to the guidelines can be found at
Memorial Medical Center awarded accreditation
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a Comprehensive Center accreditation by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. A MBSAQIP accreditation formally acknowledges NFMMC's commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients.
Registration opens for Cycle the Erie Canal 2020
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 02:35 pm
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York and "take in the rich history of the legendary canal that transformed America." The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 12-19.
John R. Oishei Foundation gives major gift toward Lockport's Palace Theatre renovation efforts
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 02:35 pm
The Historic Palace Theatre has received a $100,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation in support of its "Act II - A Grand Restoration" renovation project. This gift will support the Palace's larger $3.3 million "Act II" project.
Community Missions to host re-gifting party for upcoming Sweetheart Dinner
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 02:35 pm
After the holidays, everyone is stuck with a gift or two that they just cannot use. Community Missions is giving everyone an opportunity to put those gifts to work for good, and throwing a party, too!
Erie County Fair is 3rd largest In US; largest east of Rockies & 12th largest overall fair in North America
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
A ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the largest county fair east of the Rocky Mountains, the third-largest county fair in the U.S., and 12th-largest fair overall in North America in 2019. The ranking of fairs, based on attendance, is published annually by The Top 50 fair list includes all county and state fairs, exhibitions and rodeo shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Buffalo Sabres reschedule Saturday's matchup to accommodate Buffalo Bills playoff game
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the start time for the team's game against the Florida Panthers this Saturday, Jan. 4, at KeyBank Center has been changed from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. The game will be televised on MSG and can be heard on WBEN 930 AM instead of WGR 550 AM, due to Buffalo Bills programming.
NCCC to host 23rd annual Tech Wars
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:30 am
Niagara County Community College will host the 23rd annual Tech Wars competition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. This day boasts more than 700 competitors from over 20 middle and high schools in 20-plus categories. The half-day event consists of robotic competitions, seismic building design, bridge design, parametric modeling and architectural design, among other specialties.
Free rabies vaccination clinic scheduled in north Buffalo on Jan. 29
Fri, Dec 27th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein recently announced the date for a free mid-winter rabies vaccination clinic. The Erie County Department of Health has scheduled this event for 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the North Buffalo Community Center, located at 203 Sanders Road, off Colvin Boulevard in north Buffalo.
Niagara University to welcome Disney Institute back to Niagara Falls
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara University will host the Disney Institute and bring elements of the professional development course, Disney's Approach to Business Excellence, to Niagara Falls on Thursday, March 12. The event will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
West Herr Subaru supports FeedMore Foundation of WNY through 2019 'Share the Love' event
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 02:50 pm
If you are shopping for a vehicle this holiday season, you have the opportunity to help feed your neighbors in need. The FeedMore Foundation of WNY is participating in the 2019 Subaru "Share the Love" event as a member of Meals on Wheels America - one of four national charitable partners supported through the campaign.
Niagara River ice boom approaches
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:10 pm
Installation of the ice boom for the 2019-20 ice season is planned to begin as early as today, weather permitting.
Episcopal Cathedral brings Cambridge & Salisbury to Buffalo, warmth to homeless
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 07:00 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, located at 139 Pearl St., Buffalo, invites all to celebrate Christmas by participating in worship experiences based on the rich and relevant traditions instituted by King's College in Cambridge, England, and Salisbury Cathedral.
Help Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission 'Feed the Falls'
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:30 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is in need of volunteers for its "Feed the Falls" Christmas program.
Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops donates $2,000 to FeedMore WNY
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:35 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops will donate $2,000 to FeedMore WNY through "Food2 Families," an annual food drive sponsored, in part, by Tops Markets. This donation is possible thanks to the Taste of Buffalo's participating restaurants, and the purchases of festivalgoers at the event last July.
$100,000 basketball card pulled from pack! One-of-a-kind Zion Williamson rookie card found at Dave & Adam's
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, a Dave & Adam's Card World customer pulled the "Holy Grail" of modern basketball cards: a Zion Williamson Panini Prizms Black 1/1 Rookie Card worth over $100,000.
Rotary Club of Buffalo brings joy to area children as Toys for Tots sponsor
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Buffalo is sponsoring a Toys for Tots collection drive. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby at the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St., Buffalo, until Dec. 15.
Education advocate Melodie Baker announces candidacy for Congress
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 06:10 pm
Veteran education advocate and Democrat Melodie Baker recently announced her candidacy for Congress in New York's open 27th Congressional District, following the resignation of Republican Chris Collins after he pled guilty to insider trading charges.
'Rockin' with Santa': A tradition of music and generosity
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 07:00 am
Music brings all sorts of people together. That's what the organizers of "Rockin' with Santa" have been doubling down on for the last 20 years in their annual toy-drive event occurring just in time for the holidays.
NFMMC Auxiliary sets 'Lighting with Love' tree
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:55 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will once again place a "Lighting with Love" tree in the upper lobby of the medical center for members of the public to decorate in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one.
New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports announces new campaign to raise awareness of available addiction services
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:45 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) announced the launch of a new media campaign reminding people of the warning signs of addiction and overdoses, and that addiction can happen to anyone. It is designed to reach people traveling for the holidays and will run through the end of December. The campaign is partially funded with money awarded to New York State under the federal state opioid response grant.
M&T Bank's 'Holiday Music Under the Dome' returns this December
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 05:10 pm
There's something magical about M&T Bank's gold dome during the holiday season. M&T Bank will again welcome local student choirs and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to its Fountain Plaza branch to celebrate the season with holiday music from Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 14.
Kaleida Health Foundation partners with Buffalo Marathon to raise funds to fight heart disease
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Kaleida Health Foundation is partnering with the Buffalo Marathon for the second year to raise funds to fight heart disease in Western New York and benefit the cardiac programs at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI).
Lew Custode contributing to Salvation Army red kettle collections
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame jazz trumpeter Lew Custode will once again donate his talents to help raise funds for this year's Salvation Army Christmas fund drive.
Higgins: $1 million-plus federal AmeriCorps grant for Mission:Ignite
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday announced Mission:Ignite was awarded a three-year $1,021,122 federal grant to oversee a program that engages AmeriCorps members in expanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills among area youth. Mission:Ignite will match the grant with $449,000, while an additional $472,000 in AmeriCorps education awards will be available to participating AmeriCorps members, bringing total investment in the program to $1.942 million.
Price Rite Marketplace announces annual 'Check Out Hunger' fundraising campaign
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Price Rite Marketplace has announced its annual "Check Out Hunger" fundraising campaign, which raises funds to benefit local food banks in communities served by Price Rite Marketplace stores across the northeast.
Conversation on compassionate public policy set for Dec. 10
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 10, the idea of compassionate public policy will be explored at a mini-conference at Niagara Falls' City Council Chambers, 745 Main St. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments and will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Daybreak coming soon to Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:20 pm
Heart, Love & Soul was founded by a prayer group from Sacred Heart Parish more than 30 years ago. Originally a pantry group, it became a place for a daily meal, and eventually moved to Ontario Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls.
Niagara University Student Government Association spreading holiday cheer in Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 02:30 pm
On Saturday, 75 future leaders from Niagara University's Student Government Association will be in the north and south ends of Niagara Falls from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to decorate for the holiday season.
Higgins: $1.625 million in federal funding to Buffalo State College projects focused on Buffalo's west side
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the award of two Department of Health and Human Services grants to Buffalo State College to prevent drug and alcohol use among youth on Buffalo's west side. Higgins is a 1985 BSC graduate.
Acclaimed 'National Geographic Live' speaker series returns to Kleinhans Music Hall
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:10 pm
The "National Geographic Live" speaker series will once again return to Kleinhans Music Hall, with two more enlightening perspectives on the world.
State Parks, DEC offer early bird savings on Empire Pass renewals for 2020 season
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation announced early-bird savings for online renewals of the 2020 Empire Pass. Customers who keep their existing card and renew online before Jan. 1 will save $15 off a single or multi-season pass. Those users who renew online from Jan. 1 to March 31 will save $10 - and any online card renewals after those dates will receive a $5 discount from the standard price.
Buffalo Zoo makes significant donation to support expansion of Indonesian rhino sanctuary
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 07:00 am
Through community fundraising events throughout 2019, the Buffalo Zoo has raised $13,500 to support the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) expansion of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announces appointment of Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner as new co-chair
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 11:25 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announced Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, president of Buffalo State College, has been appointed co-chair of the council. Conway-Turner succeeds Dr. Virginia Horvath, who served as co-chair since 2017 and who recently retired as president of SUNY Fredonia.
Niagara County native, a World War II vet & Purple Heart recipient, to be honored in Lockport
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 09:40 am
Niagara County native, World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient Everett A. Fitchlee will be honored for his military service from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Elks Lodge, 6791 N. Canal Road, Lockport.
South end housing initiative hosts Thanksgiving dinner
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
The south end housing initiative, a collaborative effort led by Niagara University through the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement to revitalize and expand housing in the south end of the City of Niagara Falls, invites residents of that area to "Gather as Partners" on Thursday, Nov. 21, for a Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC incubator, 616 Niagara St.
Community Foundation now accepting applications for 2020 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2020 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process.

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