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Niagara, Orleans county clerks issue reminder to drivers about vision tests
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski and Orleans County Clerk Nadine P. Hanlon announced the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has begun sending out driver's license suspension notices to the 95,000 motorists who renewed their license between March 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2021, by self-certifying their vision, but have failed to submit the results.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee to meet
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 11, in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3160 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls.
NU Center for Mindful Practice hosting free mindfulness conversations, mindful movement conference
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
The Center for Mindful Practice at Niagara University is hosting "Mindfulness Conversations and Mindful Movement Conference," a virtual conference that focuses on education and wellness, Oct. 14 and 15.
Lincoln Park Nursery to host Fall Festival
Fri, Sep 29th 2023 09:30 am
As part of its Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, Lincoln Park Nursery is raffling off an assortment of unique prizes, including:
Higgins: $684,000 grant supporting school-based asthma care
Thu, Sep 28th 2023 09:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $684,704 awarded to the University at Buffalo.
Starting this October, a sign to quit smoking
Thu, Sep 28th 2023 09:10 pm
For New York state residents who use commercial tobacco products and need a sign to quit, tobacco retail stores will soon offer just that - literally. Under a federal court order beginning Oct. 1, and continuing through June 30, 2025, approximately 200,000 tobacco retail stores throughout the nation must post signs with "corrective statements" near point-of-sale commercial tobacco products.
New York State Canal Corp.: Award-winning fall fishing program returns for 4th season
Thu, Sep 28th 2023 09:10 pm
The New York State Canal Corp. announced the kick-off of the 2023 fall fishing program - an award-winning, annual program it said enhances fishing opportunities while boosting tourism and bolstering the local economy.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center expands cardiac services with additions at Heart Center of Niagara
Thu, Sep 28th 2023 09:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the expansion of its Heart Center of Niagara by welcoming four new cardiology providers from Great Lakes Cardiovascular, a division of General Physician, PC.
Start of construction on 950 Broadway development in east Buffalo
Wed, Sep 27th 2023 04:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction for 950 Broadway LLC in east Buffalo. The $13.5 million project, by Cedarland Development LLC, will renovate and convert a 50,000-square-foot, vacant and underutilized building in east Buffalo into a mixed-use development, featuring 28 affordable housing units, a free Head Start child education program, and a proposed indoor urban farm.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrates continued success of Guardian Angels
Wed, Sep 27th 2023 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is proud to announce the remarkable achievements of its Guardian Angels Project, a grant-funded initiative dedicated to support individuals navigating the challenges of serious mental illness.
Hochul names Mark Wendel New Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. president
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 03:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul congratulated Mark Wendel on being named the new president of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Wendel will lead the state entity that supports and promotes the creation of infrastructure and public activities at Canalside and the Outer Harbor in Buffalo and work to attract critical mass, private investment and enhance the enjoyment of the waterfront for residents and tourists in Western New York.
Kleinhans Music Hall presents 'Croce Plays Croce 50th Anniversary Tour'
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 02:25 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes A.J. Croce's "Croce Plays Croce 50th Anniversary Tour" to the Main Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024.
It's National Drive Electric Week
Mon, Sep 25th 2023 06:10 pm
It's National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 22 to Oct. 1), and AAA has tips for drivers before they get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle (EV). The first time driving an EV might be surprising and overwhelming, but AAA has an easy way to remember what you need to know. It's important to manage your CARBs (not a carburetor or the food) when it comes to EV driving to help avoid a "sugar" overload on the new technology but will also keep you craving more.
Niagara County honors Orleans/Niagara Career and Technical Centers' graphic communications students
Mon, Sep 25th 2023 05:30 pm
Legislator Jesse Gooch and Deputy Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Myrla Gibbons Doxey honored students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Centers' graphic communications programs at Tuesday's meeting of the County Legislature.
Griefshare support group to meet
Mon, Sep 25th 2023 05:25 pm
The Griefshare support group will meet for 11 weeks at Colonial Heights Free Methodist Church.
Registration open for Hands-Only CPR trainings at CycleNation
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 12:10 pm
Western New Yorkers are getting another chance to join a Nation of Lifesavers. Registration is now open for the latest in a series of Hands-Only CPR trainings made available thanks to a collaboration between the Buffalo Bills and the American Heart Association.
BNMC's annual food as medicine symposium, 'Transformative Practices for Health' at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 12:10 pm
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus announced the upcoming food as medicine symposium, "Transformative Practices for Health," will take place Sept. 27-28 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, 955 Main St.
Public gets a say on proposed Uniland industrial project off Military Road
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 08:00 am
More work is needed, but efforts to build an industrial facility off Military Road in the Town of Niagara got a slight boost Tuesday.
Dogs at Niagara SPCA's annual fall fest steal hearts
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 08:00 am
The Niagara SPCA held its third annual "Fall in the Falls Fest," at the shelter in Lockport on Sept. 16, to benefit its lifesaving work.
United Way of Greater Niagara to announce new direction at annual awards breakfast
Thu, Sep 21st 2023 10:45 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will hold its annual awards breakfast and campaign kickoff at 8 a.m. Friday, September 22, at Niagara Riverside Resort, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
3rd annual 'Zachtoberfest' will raise awareness, funds, hope to empower those struggling with OCD
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:45 pm
The third annual "Zachtoberfest" will take place from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Wings Meeting Place, 3964 California Road, Orchard Park. The event benefits TEMPO (treatment for the effective management of pediatric OCD) at Oishei Children's Hospital Psychiatric Clinic.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 75 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission launches scholarship contest for WNY students
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 09:45 am
The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission has launched a scholarship essay contest for Western New York-area high school juniors and seniors and college students. Students are encouraged to write or videorecord essays about how they can contribute to Franklin H. Williams' legacy of advancing racial equality, civil rights, and equal justice under law.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame announces 2023 inductees
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 09:30 am
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame board of directors has announced this years' inductees: Tony Beccari, Nori Bucci, Rick Catanese, Cynthia Dawdy, John DeRose, Nina DeGregorio, Dave Gara, Lynn Ligammari, Al Masocco, Frank Scarfone, and The MacKenzie Highlanders.
Free car seat checks available during Child Passenger Safety Week 
Sat, Sep 16th 2023 09:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced free child car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians will be available across the state during Child Passenger Safety Week, which starts Sunday, Sept. 17, and concludes with National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 23. The events are part of a yearlong safety initiative in which state and local law enforcement agencies work together with various community safety partners to offer free fittings.
Women United of United Way of Greater Niagara to honor women in business
Fri, Sep 15th 2023 07:00 am
Women United of United Way of Greater Niagara is honoring four women in Niagara County who own their own business at an event set to take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Leadership changes at Girl Scouts of Western New York
Wed, Sep 13th 2023 09:45 pm
Javeena A. Edwards, MBA, was named the Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY), and Lynn M. Lubecki, Ed.D., was appointed president of the board of directors.
Just Buffalo Literary Center to receive $30,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Wed, Sep 13th 2023 09:00 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support literary programming including the BABEL series and the Civil Writes Project.
Niagara Area Foundation accepting grant applications through Oct. 13
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 12:45 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation, a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2023 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 13, and can be submitted online at
'Badges on the Border' international torch run to benefit Special Olympics NY
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 12:45 pm
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will pass through Niagara County on Wednesday, Sept. 13, as the "Flame of Hope" makes its way around the state in support of Special Olympics New York. "Badges on the Border" will start at the Niagara Falls Discovery Center, travel down to Main Street and Rainbow Boulevard, to Fourth Street and Niagara Street.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's P3 Center to host 'Cradle + Care' convention for expectant and new parents
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's P3 Center will host its "Cradle + Care" baby convention on Sept. 25. The event, tailored for expectant and new parents, will run from 3-7 p.m. at the Niagara Riverside Resort.
Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence presents 2023 Innovation Summit: 'Built to Thrive: Delighting Customers'
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:30 pm
Speakers across the retail food and service sectors will share the ways in which they delight their customers at the 2023 Niagara University Food Industry Center of Excellence Summit, Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo.
Niagara County student internship program begins Sept. 19
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Legislature internship program is set to begin Sept. 19, and there are still some openings available for students who attend any Niagara County high schools. The program, run by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (CCE-Niagara), goes from September to February and is a commitment of about two evenings a month.
Niagara Pride partners with GLYS to expand GSA grants program; application portal now open
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:00 pm
Niagara Pride recently secured grant funding from the M&T Charitable Foundation in order to help expand its GSA grants program. Additionally, it has partnered with GLYS of WNY to help maximize the impact these grants can have on local schools.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union's Community Day gifts $24,000 in total donations to Kenan Center, Niagara Hospice
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
"Continuing its commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits," Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union surpassed expectations for its first-ever Cornerstone Community Day held on Aug. 19. Hosted at the Kenan Center, the event brought families out to have fun and support local community businesses and organizations.
Next PACT Act deadline: health care enrollment for veterans who deployed to combat zones
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
Until 11:59 p.m. local time on Sept. 30, 2023, veterans who deployed to a combat zone, never enrolled in VA health care, and left active duty between Sept. 11, 2001, and Oct. 1, 2013, are eligible to enroll directly in VA health care. This special enrollment period gives veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat zones an opportunity to enroll directly in VA health care without first applying for VA benefits.
Public hearing for Kensington Expressway project to take place Sept. 27
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a public hearing on the Kensington Expressway project will take place Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Buffalo. The public hearing, to be hosted jointly by the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, will provide residents and interested parties with an opportunity to publicly express their views concerning the environmental, economic and social effects of the current design plans associated with the project.
Higgins & Mayor Brown announce $210,500 federal grant for Buffalo Fire Department
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the Buffalo Fire Department was awarded a federal fire grant totaling $210,500. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) fire prevention and safety program.
United Way Next Generation United advisory board announces 2023 Pitch10 finalists
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 06:45 am
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's Next Generation United advisory board (NGU) on Wednesday announced the 10 nonprofit organizations selected as 2023 Pitch10 finalists.
Empire State Development announces start of fall foliage and travel season
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the start of New York's fall foliage and travel season.

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