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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.
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.

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