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GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, local icons, to light the night in yellow & blue celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
On Thursday, 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.
'The Path of Totality and Your Wellness': 'Spectrum Health Journey' podcast discusses solar eclipse
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 03:00 pm
Monday, April 8, will be a day for the history books in Western New York: This region is in the path of totality for a solar eclipse, and there are plenty of opportunities to engage around this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Fidelis Care awards more than $150,000 in maternal health grants to 9 organizations across NYS
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:05 pm
Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan with more than 2.5 million members in New York state and a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corp., has announced the distribution of $158,000 in grants to nine not-for-profit organizations that support maternal health and wellness.
ECHDC board meets and approves items for Buffalo's waterfront
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:00 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved a number of measures to promote Buffalo's waterfront and the Erie Canal bicentennial, continue to advance ECHDC's projects on the waterfront, and protect ECHDC's assets.
American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb Buffalo is March 23 at Seneca One Tower
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 11:05 am
Registration is open for the annual Fight For Air Climb Buffalo, taking place at 8:30 a.m. March 23 at Seneca One Tower, 1 Seneca St., Buffalo. This year's participants will climb 594 steps, up 32 flights, to raise awareness and more than $250,000 to support research, advocacy and education for those with lung diseases and lung cancer.
Make a positive impact: Give blood with the Red Cross
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 11:05 am
As spring approaches, the American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply. People of all blood types - especially those with type O blood - are critical to ensuring hospitals can meet the daily demand for lifesaving transfusions.
Department of Labor, Buffalo-area agencies host career exploration day to introduce female students, women to construction trades
Tue, Mar 5th 2024 04:35 pm
In celebration of Women in Construction Week, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs is joining the Buffalo Employment and Training Center and Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction to host Women and Girls Construction Career Exploration Day on Thursday, March 7.
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens nets award
Tue, Mar 5th 2024 01:25 pm
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) and American Public Gardens Association (Association) are awarding support to 26 public gardens and their community partners engaging in urban agriculture, food-growing, and related education work.
Niagara Falls: 19th St. shooting
Mon, Mar 4th 2024 05:35 pm
At approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, Niagara Falls Police responded to the 1100 block of 19th Street, when they heard shots being fired as they were investigating an unrelated call a few blocks away.
'Park Dunks for P.U.N.T.': Park School partners with local pediatric cancer outfit for kids 3-on-3 basketball tournament
Mon, Mar 4th 2024 12:20 pm
The Park School of Buffalo, Western New York's only co-ed Montessori and pre-K-12th grade independent school, is proud to be partnering with the P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative, a nonprofit foundation providing various programs that offer financial, emotional and practical support for families facing childhood cancer.
NYS Tax Department offers free tax filing help in Buffalo area for eligible taxpayers
Mon, Mar 4th 2024 11:40 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance encourages eligible New Yorkers to take advantage of its free Taxpayer Assistance Program (TAP). Certified NYS Tax Department staff will guide eligible taxpayers as they electronically prepare and file their basic federal and state tax returns themselves for free.
'Coffee with Chris' and Mayor Restaino
Mon, Mar 4th 2024 11:40 am
Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16.
Pothole season is here, and it costs more
Mon, Mar 4th 2024 07:00 am
It's pothole season in Western and Central New York! Cracked and crumbling pavement is the perfect environment for potholes to form. Moisture collects in these crevices, expanding and contracting due to freezing and thawing. The pavement gradually crumbles and, when combined with the weight of passing cars, eventually results in a pothole.
Japanese rock band The Molice and Buffalo's Letter to Elise release 'Ride the Wind' for Noto earthquake relief
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 05:10 pm
Japanese rock band and Western New York regulars The Molice, whose lead singer Rinko is from Kanazawa, have joined forces with Buffalo's alternative rockers Letter to Elise to raise funds and awareness for earthquake relief in Ishikawa Prefecture.
DEC releases NYS hunting safety statistics for 2023
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 11:45 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has released hunting safety statistics for the 2023 seasons, and thanked hunters for their ongoing commitment to following responsible practices to keep communities safe.
Niagara Pride announces 3rd annual WNY Pride 5K & LGBTQ+ health and wellness fair
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 10:50 am
Pride season is only a few months away, and Niagara Pride is excited to announce that it is once again kicking off Pride in WNY with the third annual WNY Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk and LGBTQ+ health & wellness fair at SUNY Niagara.
UB engineering professor lands $1.5 million grant to create clean hydrogen
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 10:50 am
Producing clean hydrogen is one way to address climate change that is threatening the planet. It can be used in a fuel cell or gas turbine to create electricity with only water and heat as byproducts.
Celebrate Red Cross Month with 'March Mission Madness'
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 10:45 am
The American Red Cross of Western New York is kicking off its annual Red Cross Month celebration in March to honor contributions made by its volunteer workforce to ensure that neighbors never face crises alone.
Seneca Nation to host World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference in Niagara Falls July 22-25
Wed, Feb 28th 2024 07:10 pm
The Seneca Nation will bring together a worldwide gathering of Indigenous nations, friends and supporters for the fourth World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference, to help combat and prevent the suicide crisis among Indigenous people.
Council for Older Adults announces amateur photo contest
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 12:25 pm
The Council for Older Adults (COA) in Niagara County invites all Niagara County residents over age 55 to enter the COA amateur photography contest. Prizes include two tickets to a Rivera Theatre Friday night series event and a $25 gift card to Tops.
New York State Fire Service Alliance rallies in Albany for volunteer firefighter legislation
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 12:05 pm
Last year, New York led the nation in residential fire deaths, with 154 home fire fatalities statewide between January and December of 2023 according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Sadly, we've seen this trend continue with 24 residential fire deaths reported in New York since Jan. 1 - the most of any state this year. In fact, New York has been among the top four U.S. states for home fire deaths for more than a decade, totaling 1,358 home fire fatalities since 2014.
Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust earns national recognition
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 09:40 am
One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 2012, the Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust has been doing just that for the people of Western New York.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield 'Blue Fund' open for 2024 grant requests
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 03:20 pm
Through Highmark Bright Blue Futures charitable giving and community involvement program, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is accepting "Blue Fund" grant requests for 2024 funding through March 18.
Virginia Smith named SBA deputy district director for Buffalo district office
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 06:55 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the selection of Virginia Smith as the new deputy district director of its Buffalo district office, effective Sunday, Feb. 11.
New York's physical therapy assistants elevated to licensed professionals
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 11:45 am
In 2022, at the behest of the New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a reclassification for physical therapy assistants (PTAs) from a certified profession under New York State Education Law to a licensed profession.
Tops celebrates Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 10:40 am
Tops Friendly Markets will celebrate Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day. This annual event is celebrated on the 22nd of every February to not only highlight the remarkable achievements of our associates, but also the longevity and impact grocery workers make on employment.
Buffalo Wind Symphony presents 'Choose Joy' concert: 'Musical celebration of all the good in life'
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 10:40 am
The Buffalo Wind Symphony's upcoming concert, "Choose Joy," is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the auditorium at McKinley High School in Buffalo.
'Saint Pawtty's Day' to benefit Diamonds in the Ruff
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 10:35 am
Diamonds in the Ruff animal rescue will hold its annual "Saint Pawtty's Day" basket raffle on Saturday, March 9, at the Shawnee Firehall.
WNY Equifest runs one weekend only, March 16-17
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 07:00 am
WNY Equifest is a two-day event that will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, inside both the Showplex and Agricultural Discovery Center. It is a celebration of the horse industry in New York state, and horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors are welcome to attend.
Red Cross: Communities urged to give blood as winter threat continues
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 11:35 am
The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply this month. The public can book a time to give by visiting, downloading the Red Cross blood donor app, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
Buffalo Zoo mourns loss of male silverback gorilla, Koga
Thu, Feb 15th 2024 11:55 pm
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our male silverback western lowland gorilla, Koga, who died yesterday morning from a cardiac event.
AAA: Hit the brakes - reverse automatic emergency braking isn't foolproof
Thu, Feb 15th 2024 10:40 pm
Recent AAA research examined various simulated collisions across four popular 2023 model-year vehicles equipped with reverse automatic emergency braking (AEB) with rear cross traffic mitigation.
Buffalo man sentenced for stealing city parking meters
Thu, Feb 15th 2024 05:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 51-year-old Peter P. Christopher of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Shannon M. Heneghan to one year in jail.
Creator, writer & producer Phil Rosenthal to perform at Buffalo State College PAC
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 10:30 am
Phil Rosenthal, creator, writer and producer of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and Netflix's "Somebody Feed Phil" announced a series of 2024 dates for his live tour: "An Evening with Phil Rosenthal," following a successful 2023 run. Produced by Live Nation, the 25-city tour includes a stop at PAC at Buffalo State College in Buffalo on Saturday, April 27.
Skoufis, Krueger, Ryan announce results of tax incentives audit, propose package of 'pro-taxpayer reforms'
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 09:25 pm
New York State Sen. James Skoufis (D, 42nd District), Liz Krueger (D, 28th District) and Sean Ryan (D, 61st District) have announced the completion and public release of a long-awaited, independent audit of New York state tax incentives.
Hochul announces special election in 26th Congressional District
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 09:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a special election to fill the vacancy in the 26th Congressional District created by the resignation of Brian Higgins will be held Tuesday, April 30. Hochul issued the proclamation on Feb. 12 pursuant to the Public Officers Law.
People Inc. expands services to include programs for deaf and hard of hearing
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 09:25 pm
Deaf Access Services has merged with People Inc., expanding People Inc.'s comprehensive suite of human services programs. Sharing a common mission to serve the community where needed, the merger was part of a long-term plan when Deaf Access Services affiliated with People Inc. in late 2018.
Catholic Health hosts graduate RN networking event
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 02:25 pm
Catholic Health is hosting a networking event for graduate registered nurses and prospective graduates on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the M Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Light refreshments will be served, with the evening program as follows:
Buffalo Championship Wrestling presents 'WrestleSunday II'
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 02:25 pm
Buffalo Championship Wrestling returns to the Arlene Mychajliw Community Center for "WrestleSunday II" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Come out and see:
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino powers up May entertainment with All Star Boxing, 'Wheel Of Fortune LIVE!'
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 02:20 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will electrify the region with some powerhouse matchups and exciting showdowns this May.

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