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New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services announces opening of new addiction treatment program for women in Niagara County
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announced the opening of the Aurora Village Residential Treatment Facility, operated by Horizon Health Services. The 25-bed facility will provide addiction treatment services for women ages 18 and over.
Collins announces annual 'Holiday Mail for Troops' project
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 12:40 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement on Monday, urging local schools to participate in this year's "Holiday Mail for the Troops" program.
Niagara Falls Community Development awarded Buffalo Bills Foundation flag football grant
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:20 pm
Youth flag football is coming to Niagara Falls, thanks to a grant from the Buffalo Bills Foundation. The flag football league will start in July 2019 as part of the department's "Summer In Your City" series.
Jingle Falls Street Hockey Tournament in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:20 pm
Join Anchor Bar Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Community Development Department for the second annual Jingle Falls Street Hockey Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Volunteers needed to wrap gifts and support people with disabilities
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Do you enjoy wrapping gifts? If so, Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara has a volunteer opportunity for you!
Niagara Falls Peacemakers holds first coat drive, announces holiday season giveaways
Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 04:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Peacemakers will respond to the needs of the people by holding free kids' coat drive, in partnership with Dream Homes Property Management, City of Niagara Falls Youth Director Sanquin Starks and Cameron's Transport.
Buffalo: New York State Homes and Community Renewal, Allentown Association celebrate $300,000 award to revitalize Allentown
Thu, Nov 1st 2018 04:30 pm
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas and Allentown Association on Thursday celebrated projects underway and completed under a $300,000 Buffalo Main Streets Initiative grant, which is working with six property and business owners to complete fa├žade and commercial renovation projects within a few blocks of Allen Street. The Allentown neighborhood is on the local, state and national registries for historic places.
Higgins, Compeer Buffalo announce $2,175,000 in federal grants for mental health first aid training & mentorship programs
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 04:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has announced two federal grants awarded to Compeer Buffalo to strengthen its mental health assistance programs. The grants total $2,175,000, and were awarded by the Health and Human Services Department's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs.
AAA: Gas prices drop across region
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.85, down 4 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.46. The New York state average is $2.98 - down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.65.
Kearns to host fall disability awareness outreach event
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special disability awareness outreach day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence. Attendees are asked to use the cinema entrance.
LCA presents 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald'
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
At 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, the Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston. This multisensory/multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast, Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the disaster.
DEC: Deer management permits still available for hunters
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced remaining deer management permits (DMPs) will be available to hunters in several wildlife management units (WMUs) beginning Nov. 1.
Lewiston Presbyterian Church Election Day bazaar
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
Lewiston Presbyterian Church will hold and Election Day bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 6, at 505 Cayuga St. The event will include crafts, baked goods, home-canned food, Christmas items and a "Trash & Treasure Table."
'Lockport Blue,' honoring local police, returns early
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 07:15 pm
"Lockport Blue," a communitywide effort to recognize the sacrifices and dedication of police enforcement throughout Niagara County, returns a little early this year. A salute to local enforcement will take place at halftime (approximately 3 p.m.) Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Lockport High School football game at Max Lederer Field behind Emmet Belknap Middle School.
Bannon event planned for Roycroft called off
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 06:50 pm
After what he called "unending attacks and threats of violence and property destruction," Assemblyman David DiPietro on Friday morning called off a planned event at the Roycroft Inn. He was to welcome former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
2019 Niagara Falls Community Development action plan process underway
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 05:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is kicking off the public participation and application phase of the for 2019 Niagara Falls community development action plan. The department welcomes local residents to once again be the most important component of this annual planning effort.
Peace Bridge to go purple for World Polio Day
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 07:00 am
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Peace Bridge will glow purple to shine a light on World Polio Day and Rotary's initiative to eradicate this disease.
Kearns joins in support of 23rd annual 'Coats 4 Kids' campaign
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:40 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns announced his office and all auto bureau locations will again have collection barrels on hand to accept donations for Colvin Cleaner's 23rd annual "Coats 4 Kids" campaign.
Lois Gibbs returns to Niagara County for event focused on creating safer environment
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara County Democratic Committee announced Lois Gibbs will return home to join a local discussion on environmental issues facing society today and her experiences during Love Canal. This event will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. Doors open at 9 a.m. for a meet-and-greet. A short press conference will take place at 9:30 a.m., and discussion to follow at 10 a.m.
Catholic Health participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:00 am
As part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Catholic Health is hosting drive-up drop-off sites in Erie and Niagara counties to help get unused and unwanted medications out of people's homes. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Gas prices drop (but not in Buffalo) despite hurricane, pipeline rupture
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 12:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.89, down 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.47. The New York state average is $3 - down a penny from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.67.
Niagara's Choice FCU celebrates 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 07:00 am
On Thursday, Oct. 18, Niagara's Choice, along with more than 56,000 credit unions around the world, will celebrate International Credit Union Day, and the philosophy and achievements of the credit union movement. Niagara's Choice will celebrate by welcoming new and existing members with refreshments at all six branch locations.
'Peanuts' gang comes to UB this holiday season
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 11:00 am
Just in time for the holiday season, The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo welcomes "A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage" at 6 p.m. Nov. 21.
Flax at 'Family Night'
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 11:35 am
Ever wondered how flax turns into linen? Jean Neff will answer all questions at the History Center's "Family Night." The program runs from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Fall foliage & Halloween steamtrain rides in Hamburg
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 11:30 am
During the month of October, the Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway will offer a series of fall foliage and Halloween-themed train excursions behind a vintage 1920s-era steam locomotive. Trains are scheduled to operate out of the Village of Hamburg's historic Erie Railroad Depot (4 Scott St.) on Oct. 13-14, 27-28.
Memorial Medical Center schedules flu shot clinic
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic for adults 18 and older from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. The clinic will be held on the first floor of the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St. Both quadrivalent and high dose influenza vaccines will be available along with two types of pneumonia vaccine.
New Era Field earns SAFETY Act designation from DHS
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 10:35 am
Pegula Sports & Entertainment announced New Era Field has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with SAFETY Act designation in recognition of the Buffalo Bills' security practices.
Aquarium of Niagara to host Octopus Day
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:30 pm
Monday, Oct. 8, is World Octopus Day, and the Aquarium of Niagara is ready to celebrate! Join in for live enrichment sessions with giant Pacific octopus Babs.
'See It Through Buffalo' to premiere Friday at Buffalo International Film Festival
Mon, Oct 1st 2018 12:15 pm
"See It Through Buffalo," the documentary short that has played to hundreds of thousands of visitors in Venice, Italy, since May, will premiere in Western New York this week as part of the Buffalo International Film Festival.
Dashkoff to speak on cardiac health at Elderwood at Grand Island
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 03:25 pm
Neil Dashkoff, M.D., medical director of the Niagara County cardiac catheterization laboratory at The Heart Center of Niagara, will give a free presentation on cardiac health, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Elderwood at Grand Island, 2850 Grand Island Blvd. His talk, titled "Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment of a Heart Attack," will begin at 2 p.m.
UB, HWI and partners awarded $22.5 million to capture biology at atomic level using X-ray lasers
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:45 pm
A research consortium led by the University at Buffalo has been awarded $22.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue its groundbreaking work developing advanced imaging techniques for critical biological processes that are difficult, if not impossible, to see with conventional methods.
Suneel's Light Foundation's 'A Night to Shine' to help discover a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 07:00 am
Suneel's Light Foundation has announced the "A Night to Shine" charity event, the foundation's annual fundraiser, will take place from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Hotel @ The Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo.
Meet 'Sutherland' at History Center
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:15 pm
Former Lockportian Megan Cassidy-Hall will discuss her new novel, "Sutherland," at the Niagara History Center (215 Niagara St., Lockport), at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
Autumn Fest ahead in Sanborn
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 07:00 am
On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, the Sanborn Business Association will present Autumn Fest in Sanborn at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum grounds, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Buffalo Bills to host Unyts blood drive at New Era Field Oct. 2
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Unyts have teamed up to host a One Buffalo community blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 2, inside the Dunn Tire Club at New Era Field. The event will give presenting donors an opportunity to spend part of their Tuesday in the stadium in the Dunn Tire Club. All donors will receive a pair of One Buffalo socks, and have a chance to meet Bills and Sabres alumni.
Lori Caso, Brook D'Angelo to co-host NACC fashion event
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 01:15 pm
Step right up! On Saturday, Oct. 13, the second annual "Art of Fashion" design competition and runway show returns to the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center with high fashion creations by 30 local designers. This circus-inspired fundraiser, hosted by local fashion icons Lori Caso and Brook D'Angelo, will have guests on the edge of their seats.
Niagara Falls welcome plaza project update: Additional slag discovered, contained onsite while cleanup advances
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 12:50 pm
During the continued construction of the Niagara Falls State Park Prospect Point welcome plaza project, contractors for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation discovered a limited area of additional slag to be cleaned up on park property. State Parks said the materials have already been contained and pose no threat to public health and safety, as they are in the same fenced-off project area, inaccessible to the public, as last month's discovery.
Central Terminal Oktoberfest set for Sept. 29
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 09:15 am
The annual Buffalo Central Terminal Oktoberfest will be held from 3-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the historic landmark.
United Way launches disaster relief fund
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:45 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara is now receiving donations year-round for its disaster relief fund. This is a way you can donate money to major disasters happening locally, nationally or worldwide.
Results of Outer Harbor public input survey now available
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:30 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) has released the results of its Outer Harbor "Capital Planning Phase" public survey. The qualitative survey, which was conducted both online and in-person, was part of the agency's first community meeting to seek public input for three projects focusing on access and the activation of over 150 acres of Buffalo's Outer Harbor.

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