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Acclaimed novelist Anthony Doerr at BABEL March 30
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:00 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center welcomes acclaimed novelist Anthony Doerr to Buffalo on Thursday, March 30, for a lecture and conversation at Kleinhans Music Hall, continuing the 2022-23 BABEL Author Series. The event begins at 8 p.m., with doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at
Niagara Falls Education Foundation Scholarship & Alumni Recognition Dinner
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 07:00 am
At 5 p.m. May 3, the Niagara Falls Education Foundation will hold its annual Scholarship & Alumni Recognition Dinner at Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls.
NCCC seeking film and animation submissions
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College is looking for filmmakers to submit their works to the NCCC Film and Animation festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the school's Sanborn campus.
WNY Equifest runs one weekend only, March 18 & 19
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 11:40 am
WNY Equifest will put a spotlight on the equine world at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19. The event will welcome horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors to celebrate the horse industry in New York. Over 6,000 have attended this two-day, family friendly event in the past.
ECMC opens new center for dental care
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 11:35 am
Erie County Medical Center announced the new ECMC Center for Dental Care will open on Monday, March 13, at the People Inc. Health Services Building on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo.
Tree-planting event in Buffalo
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 09:00 am
The Buffalo Green Fund, Re-Tree and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County are hosting a course titled "Planting Trees - a How-To Workshop" as a part of their ongoing effort to educate volunteers in the planting of trees within City of Buffalo and along other community right-of-ways and public areas.
Buffalo man going to prison on multiple drug, gun and COVID-19 fraud crimes
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 09:00 am
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Joseph Bella, 50, of Buffalo, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, being a drug user in possession of a firearm, and wire fraud, was sentenced to serve 42 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Gliding Stars presents 17th annual ice show, 'Skating Across Land and Sea!'
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:15 pm
The Gliding Stars of Western New York will present its annual ice show, "Skating Across Land and Sea!" at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Manor Drive in Williamsville. The show is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25.
New Niagara County Historical Society executive director
Tue, Mar 7th 2023 04:10 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society has announced the arrival of its new executive director, Michelle Harris. Harris succeeds Melissa Dunlap, who will retire at the end of March.
Houghton elevates partnership with Kingdom Bound Music Festival
Tue, Mar 7th 2023 01:50 pm
Houghton University and Kingdom Bound Ministries have announced a partnership on an increased level for the Kingdom Bound 2023 summer music festival, held at Six Flags Darien Lake.
Niagara County to host Agribusiness Outreach Forum
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 10:50 am
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development will host the 2023 Agribusiness Outreach Forum from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Training Center, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. This is a free event, but attendees must register at
Ortt, Tenney & Morinello visit CBP stations along northern border to 'highlight need for greater investment'
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 10:15 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt joined Congresswoman Claudia Tenney and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Friday, visiting the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stations in Grand Island to examine first-hand what his team called "the challenges our CBP agents are facing at the northern border."
YWCA of the Niagara Frontier hosting annual cash raffle fundraiser
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 07:00 am
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will hold its annual cash raffle on Saturday, April 22. The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper announces first 'Freshwater Flicks' fundraiser
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is hosting a movie-themed "Freshwater Flicks" fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. March 25 at Seneca One Tower (second floor).
Ice at Canalside closed due to weather
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 03:05 pm
The Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, will be closed today due to forecasted rain and snow for the majority of the afternoon and evening.
Kleinhans Music Hall presents Choir! Choir! Choir!
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 02:55 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall presents Choir! Choir! Choir! at the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. May 17.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.

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