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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.
2018 Scotty Bowman Showcase rosters announced
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the rosters for the 14th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place on Thursday, March 22, at KeyBank Center.
A timely presentation: Steed sponsors 'active shooter' session at Abate School on Wednesday
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
With concerns about student and workplace safety heightened by recent mass shootings, a Niagara County lawmaker is among those organizing a presentation on active shooters at a Niagara Falls school next week.
Niagara County animal distemper warning: Pet vaccination recommended
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:30 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office and Town of Lewiston Police Department are recommending the community to be on high alert after identifying multiple cases of distemper in raccoons in Niagara County.
LaSalle Expressway traveler advisory
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 02:50 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 19, on a project to mill and pave a portion of the LaSalle Expressway in the City of Niagara Falls.
Collins meets with local lawmakers to discuss rural broadband expansion
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 02:50 pm
On the heels of a rural broadband roundtable Friday afternoon with local community leaders, Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, called for easing regulations on internet service providers, helping them to invest in underserved communities like northern Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming counties.
'Jazz at the CAC' series presents Bobby Militello and the Bobby Militello Quartet
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 04:10 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will welcome back the Bobby Militello Quartet and its leader, Bobby Militello, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10.
Help patients rebound: Give blood
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 06:00 pm
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.
Sabres Green Team to hold hockey equipment drive March 19-23
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 05:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team on Friday announced the team will hold a hockey equipment drive at KeyBank Center starting Monday, March 19, when the Sabres take on the Nashville Predators. The drive will run until Friday, March 23. All equipment donated will benefit Hasek's Heroes.
Girl Scouts of Western New York accepting nominations for Women of Distinction Awards
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 11:50 am
Western New York is not lacking women who deserve recognition, and the community at large has an opportunity to appreciate distinguished women through the 2018 Women of Distinction Awards hosted by Girl Scouts of Western New York. Nominations are being accepted now through March 30.
Lee Simonson to present '8 Miracles that Saved America' at NACC
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 03:45 pm
Noted historian and Lewiston resident Lee Simonson will present "8 Miracles that Saved America" at 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
EPIC receives $7,780 from State Farm for car seat safety program
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Every Person Influences Children has received $7,780 from State Farm. This donation will fund various EPIC car seat safety events in 2018, including a car seat safety class, a car seat safety checking station, and the replacement of any damaged, recalled or expired car seats, as well as the distribution of car seats to those who don't have one for their child.
Alzheimer's Association presents program on effective communication strategies at Ransomville Free Library
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Effective communication strategies, an education program by the Alzheimer's Association, will be presented from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Ransomville Free Library, 3733 Ransomville Road. To register, call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 helpline at 1-800-272-3900.
Memorial service for NCSO canine EJ
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 07:25 pm
At 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office will hold a memorial service for canine EJ at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. This event will be open for the public to attend.
Fantasy Island to hire 500 team members for 2018 season
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 07:25 pm
Fantasy Island is hiring 500 friendly, outgoing and energetic team members to make 2018 the best year ever for guests.
Buffalo: Byron Brown launches Civic Innovation Challenge
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
Mayor Byron W. Brown launched his inaugural Mayor's Civic Innovation Challenge Powered by AT&T, seeking creative solutions that address social and civic issues impacting City of Buffalo residents. Competitors will mine data from the city's new "Open Data Buffalo" portal to drive their innovative solutions.
Buffalo Geological Society to present 50th annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show
Thu, Mar 1st 2018 07:00 am
The Buffalo Geological Society, a nonprofit organization, will host its 50th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on March 24-25 in the Market, Grange and State Police buildings at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Nickerson joins national coalition's 'Call for Action' to prevent gun violence
Wed, Feb 28th 2018 05:20 pm
Amanda B. Nickerson, director of the University at Buffalo's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, has endorsed a pointed "Call to Action to Prevent Gun Violence," joining other prominent scholars in urging "a change in mindset and policy" to protect children and adults.
14th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase returns March 22
Wed, Feb 28th 2018 05:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the 14th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Thursday, March 22 at KeyBank Center.
Sundays in March will be 'Soup-er' on Niagara Wine Trail USA
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 12:35 pm
In the month of March, various wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail USA will host "Soup-er Sundays."
New families come 'HOME' to Lackawanna
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 12:35 pm
The three homes are scattered throughout Lackawanna's First and Second Ward neighborhoods and were completed with federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development administered through the Erie County Home Investment Partnership ("HOME") program.
Construction industry leaders come together to support Warm Up WNY
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:00 pm
Several local construction companies have teamed up to support Warm Up WNY, a drive launched by New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy to collect new blankets for children at Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH). Arc Building Partners, Allied Mechanical, D.V. Brown and Associates, Ferguson Electric Construction, Frey Electric Construction, J.W. Danforth and Mader Construction Co. have joined forces to help push the drive toward its goal of gathering 8,000 blankets.
Fashion Outlets to host free Winter Wellness Walk
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
For the second year, Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA is hosting the One Heart, One Mile Winter Wellness Walk and Health Fair to benefit the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association (WNY AHA). The free event will take place on Saturday, March 3.
University at Buffalo Athletics announces partnership with Lyft
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Athletics Department on Wednesday announced a partnership with Lyft for the 2018 athletics season to improve the fan experience at the university's Alumni Arena. The collaboration makes Lyft the first ever "Official Rideshare Partner of University at Buffalo Athletics."
Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander joins women's flag football fundraiser
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The RivAlz Blondes vs. Brunettes women's flag football game, organized as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter, is getting a boost from a Buffalo Bills player.
New blood test detects traumatic brain injury - not concussion - UB expert warns
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
A new blood test approved by the Food and Drug Administration is being characterized by the agency and news reports as a way to detect concussion. But a University at Buffalo expert on concussion said those reports are "misleading."

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