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PSE, Unyts announce second One Buffalo Challenge for Life
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:05 pm
For the second consecutive year, Pegula Sports and Entertainment has proudly teamed with Unyts in calling upon the Western New York business community to take action in expanding the collection of lifesaving donations in the second annual One Buffalo Challenge for Life.
B Team Buffalo seeks volunteers to 'Send Hunger Packing' on May 23
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:05 pm
Coming off a successful "City of Light" holiday-lighting event this past December, all-volunteer organization B Team Buffalo returns to the Black Rock/Riverside neighborhood to continue its charity work. A second signature event for B Team Buffalo, "Send Hunger Packing," will provide hundreds of packages of trail mix and personal care items for Hearts for the Homeless, a local mobile soup kitchen.
DEC urges New Yorkers: If you care, leave it there
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cautioned visitors to natural areas against interacting with newborn fawns and other young wildlife as the peak birthing season starts. Those who see a fawn or other newborn wildlife should enjoy their encounter, but keep it brief, maintain some distance, and not attempt to touch the animal.
Wild Kritters of Niagara comes to rescue
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
How often do you see or hear a common loon in Niagara County? Not often or never might be your answer.
New York State Parks: Western Regional Director Mark Thomas announces retirement
Thu, May 10th 2018 10:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced Mark W. Thomas will retire this month. He has served as the western district director for State Parks since 2007.
Buffalo Zoo bids farewell to two animals from M&T Bank Rainforest Falls
Wed, May 9th 2018 04:35 pm
Last week, the Buffalo Zoo said goodbye to Delilah, the 4-year-old giant anteater. This week, Nico the zoo's 1-year-old ocelot, also will depart.
Office of Mental Health recognizes Niagara County School Superintendent Mark Laurrie
Tue, May 8th 2018 05:25 pm
Mark Laurrie - the superintendent of the Niagara Falls School District - was honored at the New York State Office of Mental Health's "What's Great in our State 2018." The annual event, held Tuesday in Albany, celebrates the people and programs making a difference in the field of children's mental health.
Dale Association to host Caregivers Resource Day
Tue, May 8th 2018 07:00 am
The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, will present a Caregivers Resource Day from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Caregivers and family members are invited to attend this free event, which will feature keynote presenters Julia Szprygada, director of education and training for WNY Alzheimer's Association; and Melissa Woods, paralegal at the Center for Elder Law & Justice for Niagara and Orleans Counties. Guest speakers begin at 1 p.m.
Wilson 'Travel Dinner Rally' to showcase community at National Travel & Tourism Week
Sat, May 5th 2018 07:00 am
Village of Wilson Mayor Arthur Lawson has announced the Wilson community will be among those throughout the country celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week from May 6-12.
Memorial to expand bariatric, behavioral health, primary care and women's health programs
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:35 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the upcoming expansion of several of its clinical programs. President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo made the announcements.
Connect 4 U: 'When Community Becomes Unity' education day
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:35 am
Community-based services that benefit the public are often underutilized, because those who would most benefit don't know about them.
Spirit of the '80s returns to Academy Park
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 03:30 pm
Spirit of the '80s returns to Academy Park in Lewiston on Saturday, Aug. 4. The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1987-born concert series revisits the era when heavy metal, punk rock, hardcore and hip-hop achieved increased crossover success in the mainstream.
UB announces $650 million 'Boldly Buffalo' campaign
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 03:10 pm
The University at Buffalo on Monday launched a fundraising campaign that is the largest in university history - and the largest in the history of the State University of New York system.
Higgins attends ceremony honoring Gwen & Henry Colon
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins participated in a tribute to a married couple whose members both served in the U.S. Navy. Gwen Colon (pronounced: Cologne) was presented with military service medals she and her late-husband, Henry, earned during a combined 35 years of military service.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy kicks off 'Olmsted-ucation Week'
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system, celebrated renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted's legacy, marking 150 years since he first visited Buffalo and forever changed the landscape of the community.
Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Museum of Science includes rain barrels, student artwork
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz will join representatives from the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Buffalo Zoo, the Environmental Management Council and the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning at noon Sunday to celebrate Earth Day with the "Pollution Prevention through Art, Rain Barrel and Environmental Management Council Awards" in the museum's auditorium.
Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to Grand Island's BLC
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:30 pm
It seems to be taking forever for the area's boating season to come around this year, with early March-type winter weather now extending well into April.
Niagara Yoga Co-op class to benefit Community Missions
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
After a successful first outing raising $70 for the Community Missions, Niagara Yoga Co-op will, once again, hold a beneficial yoga class at the Reebok store in the Fashion Outlets Mall.
CASE conference: 'Bridging the Communication Gap Over the Generations'
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:55 pm
The Coalition of Agencies in Service of the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 29th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference, "Bridging the Communication Gap Over the Generations," on Wednesday, May 2.
University at Buffalo hosting annual Refugee Health Summit on April 20
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 12:30 pm
The University at Buffalo will host its fifth annual WNY Refugee Health Summit this Friday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Mount St. Mary's to hold 3rd annual free vascular health screening
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 11:55 am
While stroke and vascular disease are a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., many vascular conditions often go undetected because there are no warning signs until a serious medical complication occurs.
Erie County clerk's office partners with Unyts for blood drive
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 11:55 am
On Wednesday, April 25, the Erie County clerk's office is teaming up with Unyts to host a blood drive at the Eastern Hills Mall Auto Bureau. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Eastern Hills Unyts Donation Center, across the hall from the auto bureau. To schedule an appointment to donate, visit and use code 001552, or call Unyts at 716-512-7940.
Higgins announces SAFER Fire Grant application period
Thu, Apr 12th 2018 12:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the opportunity for local fire departments to apply for a federal fire grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. The SAFER initiative, administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, is aimed at bolstering the nation's ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards.
Celebrate Earth Day at Buffalo Museum of Science
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 07:10 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and its environmental partners are inviting residents to celebrate Earth Day at the Buffalo Museum of Science on Sunday, April 22. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors will be able to participate in hands-on Earth Day activities throughout the museum, as well as view a student-inspired rain barrel display and artwork created from single-use plastic bags and developed by students from across Western New York.
Lake Ontario: 5th annual Hospice Gran Fondo gears up for May 19 ride
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 07:05 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for its fifth year, bringing its "party on wheels" to Niagara County. The ride has become popular among local riders of all abilities.
Lewiston Lions taking 'Strides' on April 29
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 12:10 pm
Looking for a new activity this spring? The Lewiston Community Lions Club will host a "Strides" 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, April 29, starting at the Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. firehall on North Sixth Street. Race registration begins at 8 a.m., with the race commencing at 9 a.m.
Learn to be tour guide in historic downtown Niagara Falls
Tue, Apr 3rd 2018 06:50 pm
For the fifth year, Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society is offering professionally facilitated training of volunteer tour guides via six four-hour classes, beginning Saturday, April 14.
Alexa Foundation announces new date for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
News continues to evolve on the It Happened to Alexa Foundation's 2018 Great Contraption Race.
9th annual Community Baby Shower to collect essential items for mom & babies
Thu, Mar 29th 2018 01:25 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County officially kicked off the ninth annual Community Baby Shower, designed to support new moms and their babies, at an event held Thursday in the New Era Pavilion at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. The Community Baby Shower will continue through May 10.
RPM Raceway celebrates Month of Military Child in April
Thu, Mar 29th 2018 07:00 am
RPM Raceway, "America's ultimate all-electric indoor karting and entertainment destination," announced that, in recognition of April being designated as the Month of the Military Child by the Department of Defense Education Activity, it has partnered with the New York National Guard Youth Program to raise awareness and support for the role children play in the Armed Forces community.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 5th annual Spark Awards winners & finalists
Wed, Mar 28th 2018 06:20 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced details of its fifth annual Spark Awards Presented by M&T Bank. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday May 16, at the Hotel Henry located at the Richardson Olmsted Complex. WKBW-TV Channel 7's Mike Randall will serve as MC for the evening. The event will feature the awards, live performances and live art creation, open bar, and food.
'Boom Days Buffalo' 2018 will celebrate spring on April 7
Tue, Mar 27th 2018 04:05 pm
"Boom Days Buffalo," an annual celebration of spring marking the removal of the ice boom, is happening from 1-9 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in multiple venues throughout the Old First Ward neighborhood in Buffalo. The full list of events, times, and locations can be found at All events are free and open to all.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2018 Fan Appreciation events
Mon, Mar 26th 2018 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans for the team's annual Fan Appreciation celebration, which will take place during the team's final home and road games of the 2017-18 season.
Announcing Buffalo Game Expo 2018
Mon, Mar 26th 2018 09:50 am
Buffalo Game Space has announced Buffalo Game Expo (BGX) 2018, the third official showcase of games created in and around Western New York, will take place Saturday, June 9.
Memorial Day commemoration adds 'Youth Honor Guard'
Mon, Mar 26th 2018 07:00 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee announced this year's Memorial Day parade will include a new element members are calling the "Youth Honor Guard."
Artpark hosts casting call for 'The Odyssey'
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 06:40 pm
Artpark & Company is opening its stage to all citizens of Western New York and announcing a second casting call for its new musical production of "The Odyssey."
New York Power Authority fishing piers to open for season
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 06:40 pm
Fishing facilities including the pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will open for the season on Sunday, April 1, weather permitting. The fish-cleaning station will be available as long as temperatures remain above freezing.
Niagara Power Vista's 'Eggstravaganza' to include photos, hayride
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:35 pm
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual spring "Eggstravaganza" event, featuring photos with Bunny, on Saturday, March 24, at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors' center for the Niagara Power Plant, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
Constitutional law scholar to discuss free speech in an era of economic and technological change
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 07:00 am
The University at Buffalo School of Law will host a forum to discuss economic and technological changes and their impact on free speech at its upcoming Mitchell Lecture, the signature lecture series that brings distinguished legal scholars to the law school to speak on the most important and current issues in law.
Adventure Landing Easter egg hunts to benefit Variety Club of Western New York
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 12:55 pm
Adventure Landing is hosting its annual Easter egg hunts and charity raffles on Saturday, March 31. All children ages 10 and under are welcome to participate. Thousands of eggs will be stuffed with candy and prizes from area retail participants, as well as free Adventure Landing passes.

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