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'Walk the Falls': Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative teams with Niagara Falls National Heritage Area & Aquarium of Niagara for annual event
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:30 pm
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative is putting on its annual event, "Walk the Falls," starting at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, 825 Depot Ave. West. This year, it is partnering with Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Aquarium of Niagara to make the walk as interactive and eventful as possible.
Buffalo-Niagara Buddy Walk is Sept. 10
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 07:00 am
Join the Down Syndrome Association of Niagara on its 24th Buffalo-Niagara Buddy Walk on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Reinstein Woods to hold annual Fall Festival Sept. 17
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the 22nd annual Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Cheektowaga. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Visitors can spend the day enjoying nature activities, exhibits, live animals and music. The festival is free and open to the public.
NFPD investigating shooting
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 11:40 pm
Shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of Ninth Street. Upon arrival, the officers found a 30-year-old male with a gunshot wound. Police immediately began to render aid to the victim before he was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Once there, he was pronounced deceased.
Beat the heat at City of Buffalo's splash pads & indoor pools
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 11:35 pm
Now that repairs have been completed on the Allison Park Splash Pad, located at 38 Rees St., all 11 city splash pads are available for cooling off and relaxing. The splash pads are open every day, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Labor Day, weather permitting.
DEC begins emergency clean-up response to coal tar discharges to Scajaquada Creek Harbor from pumphouse
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 11:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today that DEC's spill response unit is beginning work to contain and eliminate coal tar and other hazardous substances from entering the lower section of Scajaquada Creek from a pumphouse at Niagara Street near Scajaquada Creek's outlet to the Black Rock Canal in Buffalo.
DEC announces completion of final 3 segments of New York State Birding Trail
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the grand-opening of the final three regions of the New York State Birding Trail, highlighting the state's "world-class and wide-ranging birding opportunities."
Completion of Rosina Food Products' new $73 million food manufacturing plant in West Seneca
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced Rosina Food Products Inc. has completed a $73.2 million expansion, adding a facility in West Seneca. The new, multimillion-dollar plant will produce a variety of meat products for the fast-growing food manufacturer, and will create 40 new jobs and retain 500 jobs.
Sections of Genesee and E. Huron streets in downtown Buffalo remain closed as emergency sewer repairs continue
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Sewer Authority is continuing to repair a sewer line that collapsed earlier this week beneath Genesee Street in downtown Buffalo. Due to that work, Genesee Street remains closed between Washington and East Huron streets, and East Huron Street is closed between Main and Washington streets. Motorists are asked to use West Mohawk Street as a detour around the impacted area.
'Murder at the Mansion' to raise funds for Breast Cancer Network
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 01:10 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) is presenting a fundraiser to benefit research for metastatic breast cancer. The event on Sept. 30 at The Mansion on Delaware is titled "Murder at the Mansion." It is an interactive murder mystery cocktail party that includes a professionally presented murder mystery show.
Registration open for household hazardous waste collection in Newfane
Tue, Aug 23rd 2022 01:50 pm
Niagara County Legislator Shawn Foti announced registration is open for the county's next household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, in Newfane. The event is open to all Niagara County residents. Advanced registration is required.
Sara Rogers tribute at Kenan Center on Sept. 10
Tue, Aug 23rd 2022 09:30 am
The Kenan Center's monthly free concert series continues Saturday, Sept. 10, from 6-8 p.m. with a tribute to the late musician Sara Rogers.
Humanities New York awards 38 Action Grants for programs on Indigenous history, incarceration, immigrant culture
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 05:20 pm
Humanities New York (HNY) announced $188,023 in summer Action Grants to 38 organizations for innovative public humanities offerings, which will take place primarily in autumn 2022. Awards were made to tax-exempt entities in nine regions of the state, and are regrants of funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announces 'Architects of Air,' Daedalum
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 05:20 pm
The Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (Be Our Guest Ltd.) announces the return of "Architects of Air" this year, featuring the Daedalum exhibit, in partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson Explore and More Children's Museum. The Daedalum luminaria will be located at Canalside from Sept. 1-5.
Emergency sewer repairs lead to closure of sections of Genesee & E. Huron streets in downtown Buffalo
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:45 am
The Buffalo Sewer Authority on Monday closed Genesee Street, between Washington and East Huron streets, and East Huron Street, between Main and Washington streets, to make emergency sewer repairs.
Checkers to host fundraiser at Buffalo-area locations for families affected by Tops shooting
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:45 am
From 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, Checkers will donate $1 from each Big Buford sale to the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund. Checkers will partner with the Buffalo Police Department to honor and support all the families affected by the mass shooting.
WNY Alzheimer's Association invites Erie County residents to be part of Walk to End Alzheimer's
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, is inviting Buffalo and Erie County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sept. 24 at Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Niagara University's Levesque Center presents free summit on early childhood mental health
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The coronavirus pandemic has focused national attention on the mental health of young children. To help early childhood professionals better support the mental health and well-being of children and their families, Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement is presenting an early childhood mental health summit.
Community Foundation: Grant process open for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Arts & Culture Initiative
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Arts & Culture Initiative competitive grant process in two categories. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Sept. 16.
Famous Lockportians to appear in cemetery tour
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:20 pm
History comes alive at Cold Springs Cemetery at 1p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.The Niagara History Center "Step Back in Time Players" will portray five different "residents" of the cemetery.
Niagara History Center presents program on sanitation workers past & present
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 07:00 am
On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Niagara History Center will present the next installment in its "Other Voices" programs on Niagara's history. "Hidden Workers: The Sanitation Industry Past and Present" will be held at 11a.m. in the History Center's meeting room at 215 Niagara St., Lockport. The program will feature representatives from Modern Disposal Services in Lewiston.
'Family Fun Fest' at St. Francis of Assisi
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 07:00 am
St. Francis of Assisi Parish will hold its "Family Fun Fest" from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at 73 Adam St., in the City of Tonawanda.
Pump prices drop nationwide: National average dips below $4 for first time since March
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 11:55 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.99, down 7 cents from Monday and 15 cents one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.19. The New York state average is $4.38, down 5 cents since Monday and 11 cents since last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.22.
Higgins, Ryan & Conrad: $2M-plus for new multiuse trail in Town of Tonawanda
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, and New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad were joined Wednesday by leaders from the Town of Tonawanda to announce a new $2.12 million trail project in the Town of Tonawanda.
Grand-opening of $2.4 million affordable housing development in Buffalo
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of a $2.4 million mixed-use development that brings 11 affordable homes and new commercial space to Buffalo's east side. Cigar Factory Apartments consists of the redevelopment of the historic Jankowski Cigar Factory site, and the new construction of an adjacent building.
Niagara County clerk reminds pistol permit seekers that application rules change Aug. 31
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:45 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Wednesday reminded those who are planning to submit an application for a pistol permit that they must submit their paperwork by Aug. 31, or they will have to start the process over when new state legislation takes effect Sept. 1.
Child Advocacy Center receives 3-year VOCA grant
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:30 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, has received a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant totaling $1,102,974 over a three-year period.
Higgins: $25 million federal grant for transformation of Main Street in Buffalo
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 06:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a $25 million federal grant for a project that will transform a section of Main Street in the City of Buffalo.
Heastie announces $1 million for an inclusive playground in Amherst
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 02:35 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Monday continued his annual statewide tour in Erie County and, together with Assembly member Karen McMahon, announced $1 million in state funding to build an inclusive playground in Amherst Central Park.
118 NYS hospitals recognized for efforts to improve outcomes for Americans with heart disease & stroke
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 11:05 am
One hundred and eighteen hospitals in New York are among the 2,600 nationwide that participate in the American Heart Association's "Get With The Guidelines" initiative to improve outcomes for Americans who experience heart disease or stroke. Several individual hospitals within many of the systems received awards.
'Into the Wild' gallery opening to feature live birds and regional art
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 10:55 am
The Kenan House Gallery presents "Into the Wild," a collection of wildlife-focused fine art and photography from regional and national artists including Charles Brown, Dick Collins, Kateri Ewing, Judy Hartke, Dan Meyer, Len Rusin, Frederick Szatkowski and Jeff Tracy.
Attorney General James, State Police Superintendent Bruen announce conviction & sentencing of phony attorney
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 10:55 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen on Friday announced the conviction and sentencing of Andrew Schnorr, 39, for practicing law without a license and defrauding New Yorkers in Buffalo.
Care-n-Share Food Pantry relocating
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:35 am
As of Aug. 20, the Care-n-Share Food Pantry is relocating to 3745 Ransomville Road (Jill's Play Yard). Care-n-Share serves the needs of residents from Ransomville, Lewiston, Youngstown, Wilson and Sanborn. It's moving to a larger space just up the road from its current site.
Niagara Gospel Mission starts program to help homeless veterans
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:05 am
Niagara Gospel Mission, at 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls, has added a veteran-specific program to include a veteran-only, eight-bed emergency dorm, a support group with local veterans, and assistance in connecting with Veteran Affairs.
Walk for Kidney Health supports patient programs and education
Thu, Aug 4th 2022 10:45 am
The Walk for Kidney Health will return to the Buffalo Outer Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 21. The annual event is an opportunity for the community to show support for people with kidney disease, share health information and honor organ donors. The walk is this year's main fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Western New York.
Catholic Charities WIC Healthy Baby Festival set for Aug. 5 at Hyde Park
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
After going virtual the past two years, Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program's Healthy Baby Festival returns as an in-person event this year. Expectant and young families in Niagara County are invited to attend the festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Hyde Park Splash Pad, 3200 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Second round of East Side Commercial Districts Program in Buffalo includes $4 million in additional funding & expanded building renovation program
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced applications are open for comprehensive programs supporting residents of east Buffalo as part of the state's $50 million targeted investments.
Pump prices drop across region; gas demand rebounds
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.21, down 15 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.17. The New York state average is $4.52, down 6 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.21.
NFPD investigating gunshot victim
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, Niagara Falls Police and Niagara Falls Fire departments responded to an address in the 500 block of 19th Street for a report of an unresponsive male. The 59-year-old male had sustained a gunshot wound and was deceased at the scene.
Memorial's 'Guardian Angels' project holds successful donation drive
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's "Guardian Angels" project, a Mother Cabrini Health Foundation grant-funded initiative aimed at protecting and watching over high-risk patients with severe mental illness (SMI), kicked off a collection drive for personal care items to benefit and support program participants.

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