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USAN board approves projects to 'benefit tourism and economic development in Niagara Falls'
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 02:40 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met today and approved items that will improve the quality of life and experience in Niagara Falls for both visitors and residents. One item will help meet the city's need for local housing and commercial spaces that will boost pedestrian activity. A second item will help to structurally stabilize a historic property at a state park for future use.
'Rhythm and Brews': Musical beer & food tasting, Kleinhans Music Hall benefit, returns June 16
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
Kleinhans Music Hall announced its annual fundraiser, "Rhythm and Brews," will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 16, in the Mary Seaton Room at the famed Buffalo venue.
Local author and NU graduate's debut novel releasing soon
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
Local author Brandon Sturak will debut his new science-fiction novel "Imperium: Adventure Reality" on Wednesday, March 22. The story is a culmination of his professional writing career and life-long passions in the gaming and esports industries.
GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center to light the night yellow & blue celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 09:35 am
On Tuesday, March 21 - aka World Down Syndrome Day - GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center will partner with many of the region's iconic buildings and attractions to shine a yellow and blue light on WNY.
Kids Escaping Drugs gears up for 'Walk for Kids' event
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 07:00 am
Kids Escaping Drugs (KED) announced its upcoming 25th "Walk for Kids," to be held May 13 at South Park Lake. The event aims to raise awareness and funds to support adolescents and families "to live a life free from the disease of addiction through community outreach, education and early intervention."
YMCA Buffalo Niagara presents M&T Bank with Stewart Partnership Award
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has presented M&T Bank with its 2022 Stewart Partnership Award.
Canal Fest organizers to take year off to rebrand & restructure for 40th celebration in 2024
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:05 pm
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas announced the third week of July will be a little bit quieter this year along the banks of the Erie Canal. "But just for this year!"
Niagara County Legislator Godfrey, Orleans County Legislature Chair Johnson present to Great Lakes Dredging Team
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 11:45 am
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey teamed up Thursday with Orleans County Legislature Chairwoman Lynne Johnson to present to the Great Lakes Dredging Team (GLDT) on small harbor and dredging management.
ECHDC board authorizes contracts to 'build on waterfront success and improve visitor experience'
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:45 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation met and authorized several contracts to "build on the waterfront's success and ... advance it as a visitor destination." The ECHDC board approved contracts for a cruise ship industry market demand study, Erie Canal bicentennial visitor experience, and emergency maintenance and restoration services on the Outer Harbor.
WNY kids eligible to get Lyme disease vaccine through Pfizer clinical study conducted at UB
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:40 pm
Springtime brings warm, sunny weather, more outdoor playtime for kids and, unfortunately, Lyme disease.
Can You Help? Jenny Van Schoonhoven fundraiser
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:15 pm
A fundraiser is being planned for Jenny Van Schoonhoven, 36 years old, and her family: husband Jesse, and 11-year-old son Micah.
Free Mental Health First Aid trainings for Erie County residents
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:15 pm
Erie County will host the first of many Mental Health First Aid trainings in Buffalo this spring: on Saturday, April 15, at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium, and on Saturday, May 6, at the Frank E. Merriweather Library.
Ryan receives award from American-Irish Legislators Society
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:10 pm
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan was awarded the Daniel O'Connell Award at the annual St. Patrick's dinner hosted by the American-Irish Legislators Society of New York.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara names Bernice Radle new executive director
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 11:00 am
Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) announced that, after a nationwide search, Bernice Radle will serve as the organization's new executive director starting April 3.
9 things to know about Ramadan
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 07:00 am
Each year, practicing Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.
Acclaimed novelist Anthony Doerr at BABEL March 30
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:00 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center welcomes acclaimed novelist Anthony Doerr to Buffalo on Thursday, March 30, for a lecture and conversation at Kleinhans Music Hall, continuing the 2022-23 BABEL Author Series. The event begins at 8 p.m., with doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at
Registered sex offender to serve 18 years in prison for sexually assaulting victim
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:00 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 43-year-old Mark Trykowski of Kenmore was sentenced on Friday morning before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to 18 years in prison followed by 20 years of post-release supervision.
NCCC seeking film and animation submissions
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College is looking for filmmakers to submit their works to the NCCC Film and Animation festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the school's Sanborn campus.
Niagara Falls Education Foundation Scholarship & Alumni Recognition Dinner
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 07:00 am
At 5 p.m. May 3, the Niagara Falls Education Foundation will hold its annual Scholarship & Alumni Recognition Dinner at Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls.
WNY Equifest runs one weekend only, March 18 & 19
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 11:40 am
WNY Equifest will put a spotlight on the equine world at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19. The event will welcome horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors to celebrate the horse industry in New York. Over 6,000 have attended this two-day, family friendly event in the past.
ECMC opens new center for dental care
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 11:35 am
Erie County Medical Center announced the new ECMC Center for Dental Care will open on Monday, March 13, at the People Inc. Health Services Building on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo.
Buffalo man going to prison on multiple drug, gun and COVID-19 fraud crimes
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 09:00 am
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Joseph Bella, 50, of Buffalo, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, being a drug user in possession of a firearm, and wire fraud, was sentenced to serve 42 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Tree-planting event in Buffalo
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 09:00 am
The Buffalo Green Fund, Re-Tree and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County are hosting a course titled "Planting Trees - a How-To Workshop" as a part of their ongoing effort to educate volunteers in the planting of trees within City of Buffalo and along other community right-of-ways and public areas.
Gliding Stars presents 17th annual ice show, 'Skating Across Land and Sea!'
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:15 pm
The Gliding Stars of Western New York will present its annual ice show, "Skating Across Land and Sea!" at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Manor Drive in Williamsville. The show is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25.
New Niagara County Historical Society executive director
Tue, Mar 7th 2023 04:10 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society has announced the arrival of its new executive director, Michelle Harris. Harris succeeds Melissa Dunlap, who will retire at the end of March.
Houghton elevates partnership with Kingdom Bound Music Festival
Tue, Mar 7th 2023 01:50 pm
Houghton University and Kingdom Bound Ministries have announced a partnership on an increased level for the Kingdom Bound 2023 summer music festival, held at Six Flags Darien Lake.
Niagara County to host Agribusiness Outreach Forum
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 10:50 am
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development will host the 2023 Agribusiness Outreach Forum from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Training Center, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. This is a free event, but attendees must register at
Ortt, Tenney & Morinello visit CBP stations along northern border to 'highlight need for greater investment'
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 10:15 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt joined Congresswoman Claudia Tenney and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Friday, visiting the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stations in Grand Island to examine first-hand what his team called "the challenges our CBP agents are facing at the northern border."
YWCA of the Niagara Frontier hosting annual cash raffle fundraiser
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 07:00 am
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will hold its annual cash raffle on Saturday, April 22. The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper announces first 'Freshwater Flicks' fundraiser
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is hosting a movie-themed "Freshwater Flicks" fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. March 25 at Seneca One Tower (second floor).
Ice at Canalside closed due to weather
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 03:05 pm
The Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, will be closed today due to forecasted rain and snow for the majority of the afternoon and evening.
Kleinhans Music Hall presents Choir! Choir! Choir!
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 02:55 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall presents Choir! Choir! Choir! at the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. May 17.
'It's Memory Loss. Now What?': Free conference in Niagara Falls on March 15
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 09:40 am
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will host a free conference titled "It's Memory Loss. Now What?" for Niagara County residents on Wednesday, March 15.
Destination Niagara USA launches Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:45 am
Destination Niagara USA, the destination marketing organization for Niagara County, is seeking nominations for the inaugural Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards.
Catholic Charities launches 'HOPE for the 100th'
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:45 am
To mark 100 years of providing hope to the most vulnerable in Western New York, Catholic Charities of Buffalo is launching "HOPE for the 100th," a personal care item drive to bring the community together to help neighbors in need.
Tops celebrates its 30th year helping JDRF find a cure for type 1 diabetes
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:15 am
Tops Friendly Markets is once again partnering with JDRF as it embarks on a 53rd year to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year, the campaign will begin Sunday, March 5, and run through Saturday, March 25 - it's the 30th year Tops has helped run the JDRF campaign at its stores.
HUD awards $6.3 million for affordable housing activities in New York Native American communities
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 08:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced more than $794 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funding for eligible Native American Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to carry out affordable housing activities in tribal communities.
Lewiston Choraleers present Easter program at area churches
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter program featuring a cantata titled "Once Upon a Tree" by Pepper Choplin. The performance depicts the passion and intensity of Holy Week events, starting with Palm Sunday to Good Friday, and finally Easter.
Career fair at Buffalo VA Medical Center seeks advanced medical support assistants
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host a career fair at the Buffalo VA Medical Center located at 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Room 301, Freedom Hall.
Ice at Canalside free skating weekend extension
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, is extending the skating season by opening the first weekend of March.

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