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AAA offers EV driving lessons in Buffalo area
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:00 am
Is driving an electric vehicle different than driving a gas vehicle? Find out for yourself!
SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center presents KidBiz Market
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
The SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center has announced the return of KidBiz Market, a small-scale entrepreneurial and educational program for third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders, which culminates in an open-air market along bustling Elmwood Avenue.
Charles Begley named winner of 18th annual Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 12:15 pm
Charles Begley has been named the recipient of the 18th annual Key to the Locks Award.
Fired West Seneca police officer sentenced for scheme to defraud retail stores throughout WNY
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 02:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Ryan J. Miller of West Seneca was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to a three-year conditional discharge. The defendant also paid restitution totaling $31,533.74.
UB receives $500,000 Mellon Foundation grant to develop Haudenosaunee Archive, Resource and Knowledge Portal
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 02:15 pm
The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has received a $500,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the implementation of an indispensable community-driven digital resource for the collection, preservation and dissemination of Indigenous research, teaching and learning.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center names Marisa Prokop administrator of Schoellkopf Health Center
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the appointment of Marisa E. Prokop, LNHA, MHA, BSW, as the new administrator of its Schoellkopf Health Center.
Higgins invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional Art Competition
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting high school students living in the 26th District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece from each site is sent to Washington, D.C., and displayed in the hall to the Capitol Building.
Federation of Historical Societies to hold public history program
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Federation of Historical Societies invites the public to attend its annual congress at the Sanborn Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. April 29. It will feature three speakers plus lunch catered by Hoover Dairy. The cost is $30.
Cheektowaga man pleads guilty in shooting that killed a 3-year-old boy and injured 3 others
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 11:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 24-year-old Dequan Richardson of Cheektowaga pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of murder in the second degree (class "A" felony), one count of assault in the first degree (class "B" felony), two counts of assault in the second degree (class "D" felony), and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class "C" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest charge in the indictment.
Police departments in Buffalo, Rochester, Schenectady, Troy & Utica, DA offices to share $866,564 in state funding
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new initiative to help police and prosecutors in five jurisdictions solve non-fatal shootings and prevent retaliatory gun violence. Police departments in Buffalo, Rochester, Schenectady, Troy and Utica and their county district attorneys' offices will share $866,564 in state funding to implement evidence-based approaches to improve investigations and save lives.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to open for season and commemorate 80th anniversary of USS The Sullivans
Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Opening day at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park is on Saturday, March 25, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Joining the Naval Park for the ribbon-cutting will be U.S Coast Guard Chief Mario Roy, who will be honored as the first official visitor of the season.
Alzheimer's Association presents caregiver conference focusing on Black community
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 07:55 pm
In partnership with the Buffalo Center for Health Equity, the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present "It's A Family Affair: 3rd Annual Black/African American Caregiver Conference" on Saturday, April 1, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo. People can also participate via Zoom.
Dyngus Day in Buffalo returns
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 07:00 am
The 17th annual Dyngus Day Buffalo Festival will take place April 10 and include a parade that begins at 5:30 p.m. through the heart of the Historic Polonia District in Buffalo. The parade begins at Memorial Drive and heads west along Broadway to Fillmore.
Aftaar dinner in Buffalo
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 09:55 am
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Buffalo's annual Aftaar dinner will be held April 1 at the Masjid Mahdi Mosque, located at 9610 Colvin Blvd., Niagara Falls.
USAN board approves projects to 'benefit tourism and economic development in Niagara Falls'
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 02:40 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met today and approved items that will improve the quality of life and experience in Niagara Falls for both visitors and residents. One item will help meet the city's need for local housing and commercial spaces that will boost pedestrian activity. A second item will help to structurally stabilize a historic property at a state park for future use.
'Rhythm and Brews': Musical beer & food tasting, Kleinhans Music Hall benefit, returns June 16
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
Kleinhans Music Hall announced its annual fundraiser, "Rhythm and Brews," will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 16, in the Mary Seaton Room at the famed Buffalo venue.
Local author and NU graduate's debut novel releasing soon
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
Local author Brandon Sturak will debut his new science-fiction novel "Imperium: Adventure Reality" on Wednesday, March 22. The story is a culmination of his professional writing career and life-long passions in the gaming and esports industries.
GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center to light the night yellow & blue celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 09:35 am
On Tuesday, March 21 - aka World Down Syndrome Day - GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center will partner with many of the region's iconic buildings and attractions to shine a yellow and blue light on WNY.
Kids Escaping Drugs gears up for 'Walk for Kids' event
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 07:00 am
Kids Escaping Drugs (KED) announced its upcoming 25th "Walk for Kids," to be held May 13 at South Park Lake. The event aims to raise awareness and funds to support adolescents and families "to live a life free from the disease of addiction through community outreach, education and early intervention."
YMCA Buffalo Niagara presents M&T Bank with Stewart Partnership Award
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has presented M&T Bank with its 2022 Stewart Partnership Award.
Canal Fest organizers to take year off to rebrand & restructure for 40th celebration in 2024
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:05 pm
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas announced the third week of July will be a little bit quieter this year along the banks of the Erie Canal. "But just for this year!"
Niagara County Legislator Godfrey, Orleans County Legislature Chair Johnson present to Great Lakes Dredging Team
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 11:45 am
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey teamed up Thursday with Orleans County Legislature Chairwoman Lynne Johnson to present to the Great Lakes Dredging Team (GLDT) on small harbor and dredging management.
ECHDC board authorizes contracts to 'build on waterfront success and improve visitor experience'
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:45 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation met and authorized several contracts to "build on the waterfront's success and ... advance it as a visitor destination." The ECHDC board approved contracts for a cruise ship industry market demand study, Erie Canal bicentennial visitor experience, and emergency maintenance and restoration services on the Outer Harbor.
WNY kids eligible to get Lyme disease vaccine through Pfizer clinical study conducted at UB
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:40 pm
Springtime brings warm, sunny weather, more outdoor playtime for kids and, unfortunately, Lyme disease.
Can You Help? Jenny Van Schoonhoven fundraiser
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:15 pm
A fundraiser is being planned for Jenny Van Schoonhoven, 36 years old, and her family: husband Jesse, and 11-year-old son Micah.
Free Mental Health First Aid trainings for Erie County residents
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:15 pm
Erie County will host the first of many Mental Health First Aid trainings in Buffalo this spring: on Saturday, April 15, at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium, and on Saturday, May 6, at the Frank E. Merriweather Library.
Ryan receives award from American-Irish Legislators Society
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:10 pm
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan was awarded the Daniel O'Connell Award at the annual St. Patrick's dinner hosted by the American-Irish Legislators Society of New York.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara names Bernice Radle new executive director
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 11:00 am
Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) announced that, after a nationwide search, Bernice Radle will serve as the organization's new executive director starting April 3.
9 things to know about Ramadan
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 07:00 am
Each year, practicing Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.
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
Registered sex offender to serve 18 years in prison for sexually assaulting victim
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:00 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 43-year-old Mark Trykowski of Kenmore was sentenced on Friday morning before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to 18 years in prison followed by 20 years of post-release supervision.
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.
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.
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.

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