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'It's Memory Loss. Now What?': Free conference in Niagara Falls on March 15
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 09:40 am
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will host a free conference titled "It's Memory Loss. Now What?" for Niagara County residents on Wednesday, March 15.
Destination Niagara USA launches Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:45 am
Destination Niagara USA, the destination marketing organization for Niagara County, is seeking nominations for the inaugural Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards.
Catholic Charities launches 'HOPE for the 100th'
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:45 am
To mark 100 years of providing hope to the most vulnerable in Western New York, Catholic Charities of Buffalo is launching "HOPE for the 100th," a personal care item drive to bring the community together to help neighbors in need.
Tops celebrates its 30th year helping JDRF find a cure for type 1 diabetes
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:15 am
Tops Friendly Markets is once again partnering with JDRF as it embarks on a 53rd year to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year, the campaign will begin Sunday, March 5, and run through Saturday, March 25 - it's the 30th year Tops has helped run the JDRF campaign at its stores.
HUD awards $6.3 million for affordable housing activities in New York Native American communities
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 08:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced more than $794 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funding for eligible Native American Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to carry out affordable housing activities in tribal communities.
Career fair at Buffalo VA Medical Center seeks advanced medical support assistants
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host a career fair at the Buffalo VA Medical Center located at 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Room 301, Freedom Hall.
Ice at Canalside free skating weekend extension
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, is extending the skating season by opening the first weekend of March.
Lewiston Choraleers present Easter program at area churches
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter program featuring a cantata titled "Once Upon a Tree" by Pepper Choplin. The performance depicts the passion and intensity of Holy Week events, starting with Palm Sunday to Good Friday, and finally Easter.
Gas prices keep falling: Favorable oil prices helping drivers save money
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 09:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.37, down 4 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.60. The New York state average is $3.45, down 4 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.80.
DEC adds 7 new locations to state birding trail, announces updated site nomination process
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 09:55 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced the addition of seven new locations to the New York State Birding Trail. These new locations bring the total number of birding trail locations across the state to 332, providing a variety of quality birding experiences for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy.
Election 2023: Christopher McKimmie running for seat on Niagara County Legislature
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 01:15 pm
My name is Christopher McKimmie, I am a father of two wonderful children, and I am a lifelong resident of the City of Niagara Falls. With a storied career in public service, I am committed to making our community the best it can be.
'Art of Beer' returns to the NACC
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 09:00 am
A Buffalo Niagara favorite returns next week with the "Art of Beer." Now in its 15th year, the annual fundraiser benefits the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Geared for the adult crowd, this enjoyable suds-taste and arts happening opens at 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, and continues to 9 p.m.
David Jonathan & The Inner City Bedlam concert will conclude Black History Month celebration
Thu, Feb 23rd 2023 08:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center's month-long Black History Month Celebration will conclude with a performance by a jazz band from Western New York.
Buffalo State hosting 'Fresh Check Day' for mental health on Feb. 27
Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 04:15 pm
At a time when college students nationwide are struggling with mental health, Buffalo State University is hosting a proactive, positive event to provide its students with concrete coping tools in an interactive environment.
Hochul urges caution in advance of winter storm expected to bring snow & ice to several upstate regions this week
Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday urged caution as a winter storm is forecast to impact upstate regions beginning Wednesday afternoon, particularly in the North Country and parts of the Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Western New York, where snow or sleet is expected to slowly spread from the New York/Pennsylvania border northeast and reach parts of the North Country by Wednesday night.
Election 2023: Voccio seeks second term
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 03:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio, who just finished his first year on the legislature, announced he is seeking reelection to represent the Sixth Legislative District.
Higgins to host Vietnam veteran pin ceremony & PACT Act outreach event
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 03:20 pm
In advance of Vietnam Veterans Day, Congressman Brian Higgins will hold an event to honor Western New York Vietnam veterans and to provide information about services and benefits available to all local veterans, including expanded benefits provided under the recently approved PACT Act.
Black history project to debut at The Buffalo History Museum
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 01:05 pm
The Uncrowned Queens Institute will debut a new exhibit at The Buffalo History Museum on Feb. 17.
NYS Quitline: Menthol cigarettes can hasten addiction and complicate quit-attempts
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Ammonia. Formaldehyde. Arsenic. When wrapped inside a menthol cigarette, fumes from these and other deadly chemicals become more palatable to inhale. Approximately 1.7 million New York state residents still smoke, and flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes make it easier to become addicted and harder to quit.
Wegmans now accepts EBT SNAP payments for online orders through, Wegmans app
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Wegmans announced it is now accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) payments for online grocery orders made via and the Wegmans app. Customers who use EBT SNAP as their payment will receive free delivery for three orders.
Pamela Walck to hold book signing March 11 in Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 07:00 am
Local author Pamela Walck is celebrating the release of her new book, "Bridge of Love: 30 True Stories of Faith in Action," with a book signing from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Beacon Christian Bookstore, 2480 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Highmark BCBSWNY hosting series of free events for families during winter break
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 07:00 am
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York (Highmark BCBSWNY) is presenting its seventh annual "February Fun," a week-long series of free activities for families to enjoy during winter break (Sunday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 25).
Rare disease research to be showcased at virtual Jacobs School event marking Rare Disease Day
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 05:50 pm
Myasthenia gravis. Krabbe disease. Rapid onset dystonia Parkinsonism. Most people have never heard of these diseases. That's because they are among the 6,000 rare diseases that affect 300 million people around the world, including 1 in 10 in the U.S. But researchers at the University at Buffalo and other institutions are hard at work studying them and caring for the many patients who suffer from them.
GuildCare Adult Day Health Care program in Niagara Falls offering free tours, accepting new clients
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 11:25 am
The Niagara Falls GuildCare Adult Day Health Care program of Lighthouse Guild is currently accepting new clients and offering tours to anyone interested in learning more about the program. GuildCare specializes in services for veterans and individuals with vision loss who are 18 years of age and older and have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, and those who require hands-on assistance.
'The Winter Warriors' at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
During the American Revolution, armies generally went into winter quarters where they sometimes struggled to keep their forces supplied. On Feb. 18-19, Old Fort Niagara will host a special event that depicts life in a winter garrison for both soldiers and civilians.
National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation announces $200,000 in grants to community nonprofits
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., recently held its quarterly meeting and approved foundation grants totaling $200,000.
History Center offers Presidents' Day program for kids
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara History Center will offer a program for children ages 7-11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20, in honor of Presidents' Day.
Naz716 Business and Cultural Center sets 'Farzana Legacy Scholarship & Bollywood Night'
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
Naz716 Business and Cultural Center is organizing a historical "Farzana Legacy Scholarship Dinner & Bollywood Night" to be held at 5 p.m. May 13 at Packard Court Community Center, 4300 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Why is blue cheese served with wings?
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:50 am
New evidence uncovered by The Buffalo History Museum might explain why The Anchor Bar chose to serve blue cheese and celery with its first plates of wings nearly six decades ago.
Parks and Trails New York announces new executive director
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:45 am
Paul Steely White is the new executive director of Parks and Trails New York. The appointment comes after an extensive search started in November 2022 when PTNY's long-standing visionary leader, Robin Dropkin, announced her retirement.
Nakiea S. Cook honored as 'Woman in Leadership' by NYS Women during Black History Month
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women is honoring Nakiea S. Cook, MBA, CFEI, the CEO and founder of Buffalo-based NC Accounting & Consulting Solutions, during Black History Month. Her firm offers CFO financial services; bookkeeping and tax services, both personal and business; accounting strategy; and workshops.
National gas price average drops; higher gasoline supply brings national prices down
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:50 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.47, down 4 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.44. The New York state average is $3.56, down 1 cent since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.59.
OASAS announces availability of 'lifesaving resources to address state's opioid crisis'
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:40 am
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) on Friday announced new distribution plans for overdose reversal medication naloxone (known as Narcan) and fentanyl test strips.
Niagara University accounting students offering free tax preparation help
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Accounting students from Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration and members of its accounting society and Beta Alpha Psi will again provide members of the Niagara Falls community free tax preparation assistance through the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
12th annual Artists of Color Exhibition on view at Niagara Arts & Cultural Center
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center has announced the 12th annual Artists of Color Exhibition. This exhibit is curated by Ray Robertson, co-director of galleries.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding meat raffle fundraising event
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County will host a meat raffle fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the St. Johnsburg Firehall, 7165 Ward Road, North Tonawanda. Proceeds from the sales will go toward programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis in Niagara County.
Lockport CARES to recognize 'Coldest Night of the Year'
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Lockport CARES is Eastern Niagara's only emergency homeless shelter.
Inaugural vendor fair to spotlight UB alumni startups
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership will showcase their products and services at the inaugural CEL Alumni Vendor Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the UB Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Beer & Wine Festival returns March 30
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association will host the 16th Buffalo Sabres Alumni Beer & Wine Festival from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at KeyBank Center. The event, co-sponsored by KeyBank, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of WNY and LECOM, will feature breweries, wineries and restaurants from Buffalo, Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

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