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Uber launches in Buffalo & Western New York
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 05:45 pm
Members of the Western New York Delegation to the State Legislature, local elected leaders and ridesharing stakeholders gathered Thursday to celebrate the launch of ridesharing in Buffalo and across New York, ahead of July 4 weekend.
Leadership Niagara hosts 10th annual golf tournament
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 09:05 am
Leadership Niagara will host its 10th annual golf tournament, Friday, July 28, at the Oak Run Golf Club, 4185 Lake Ave., Lockport. The event is designed to fund scholarships for future members of LN's leadership and professional development programs.
New Memorial prenatal program brings expecting mothers together for sharing
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:20 am
Area women who are expecting a baby are discovering a new way to share their experience with one another - and their obstetrician - at the OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Falls residents to decide on use of public funds for parks improvements
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 04:20 pm
Niagara Falls Community Development has kicked off the first participatory budgeting process in the city's history.
Narcan training seminar to be offered
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 04:15 pm
Opiates. It's a word that means grief to many.
6 nonprofits selected to receive free CreateAthon services
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 10:05 am
J. Fitzgerald Group, a full-service integrated marketing communications company serving local, regional and international clients, has announced the selection of six regional nonprofit organizations that will receive free advertising and marketing services as part of the only CreateAthon event in Western New York.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School to honor alumni at annual awards dinner
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:40 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual alumni awards dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, July 14, at The Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls. The event will honor distinguished alumni and athletic hall of famers.
Protect your bike from being bagged
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 08:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and GObike Buffalo Executive Director Justin Booth are joining forces to attack one of the biggest quality-of-life crimes in the community: bike theft.
Volunteers sought for Lewiston Jazz Festival
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors is looking for volunteers to assist with the 16th annual Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, to be held Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26. Volunteers are needed for parking, information tent, 50/50 sales, VIP reception and more.
Life is a beach at Widewaters
Wed, Jun 14th 2017 04:05 pm
Lockport is now home to a beach ... on the Erie Canal. Ninety tons of sand, small palm trees, beach chairs and umbrellas make up this urban beach adjacent to the Marina at Widewaters on Market Street. An homage to the French Riviera and the "plages" in Paris, the "Rivi-Erie" is open to the public all summer long.
'Summer In Your City' event series announced
Wed, Jun 14th 2017 04:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department has announced the 2017 "Summer In Your City" events series, including neighborhood movie nights and free, guided kayak tours.
Morinello to host car seat safety check
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 03:05 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello has announced his office, in coordination with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office department of traffic safety, the Town of Niagara Police Department and the Town of Lewiston Police Department, will host car seat safety checks this June.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School announces Big Red Fest featuring Nerds Gone Wild
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host a tent party outside on the football field on Saturday, July 15. The Big Red Fest gates will open at 530 p.m. and will feature music, adult beverages, food and gaming.
WNY STEM reprises summer learning experience for The Girls Coding Project
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:55 am
By the year 2020, it's estimated that only 3 percent of the 1.4 million computer science jobs in the U.S. will be held by women. The Girls Coding Project wants to change that.
U2 confirms Buffalo-area concert date
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:05 am
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullin will bring The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 to Orchard Park's New Era Field on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Hazardous waste voucher program to replace drop-off events in City of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 03:05 pm
City of Niagara Falls residents are invited to participate in a free voucher program offered through Niagara County to help dispose of household hazardous waste. The voucher program will replace past hazardous waste drop-off events, as the county will no longer hold drop-off days in the City of Niagara Falls.
Malala Yousafzai to lead off 31st annual Distinguished Speaker Series at UB
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:25 pm
Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will speak at the University at Buffalo on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus as the first speaker in the 31st annual Distinguished Speakers Series.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to collect flags for retirement
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 11:25 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will collect old, worn American flags ready for retirement from Sunday, June 4, to Saturday, June 10.
Project Pride to host planting event
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 02:40 pm
Over the past few months, members of Project Pride of North Tonawanda have helped clean up the grounds of the Carnegie Arts Center, Oliver Street, Webster Street, Manhattan Street and a vacant parcel of land at Tremont and Oliver streets.
Special Olympics Flame of Hope continues journey throughout Buffalo
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 08:00 am
For the 31st year in New York state, law enforcement officers will be carrying the Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout various communities leading up to opening ceremonies at the State Summer Games. The cauldron will be lit on Friday, June 16, at Sienna College, signifying the opening of the 2017 State Summer Games.
BPO names music library in honor of major donor
Tue, May 30th 2017 07:25 pm
A little-known aspect of the Buffalo Philharmonic's operations is in the spotlight after a major donation.
The Book Corner celebrates 90th anniversary
Tue, May 30th 2017 10:30 am
The Book Corner, one of Niagara Falls' oldest and most beloved businesses, reaches a brilliant milestone in 2017.
Niagara County Central Rotary's 'Shred-It' event set for June 3
Sat, May 27th 2017 07:00 am
People can securely shred sensitive paper documents during the "Shred-It" event, sponsored by the Niagara County Central Rotary, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3, at the Sanborn Fire Co. parking lot, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429), Sanborn.
Ortt, Senate pass bill creating $55 million grant program for flood victims along Lake Ontario & other lakeshore communities
Tue, May 23rd 2017 09:35 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday announced the New York State Senate passed legislation that would make $55 million in grants available to those affected by flooding along the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River.
'Turn it Up for Down Syndrome' at Porter on the Lake
Mon, May 22nd 2017 03:05 pm
On Sunday, June 4, join the community at Porter on the Lake on Dietz Road in Youngstown to raise awareness of Down syndrome.
Grand Island: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:35 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce presented Citizen of the Year awards to individuals, organizations and businesses whose contributions have made the Island a better place.
Buffalo Philharmonic invites military personnel to Memorial Day weekend concert free of charge
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:25 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic is giving back to the men and women who served in the military this Memorial Day weekend.
Dyster proposes technical amendments to new downtown traffic ordinance
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Mayor Paul A. Dyster announced Wednesday he signed into law a new traffic ordinance unanimously approved the Niagara Falls City Council on Monday. He further stated his proposal to request two technical amendments to the ordinance.
DEC accepting applications for volunteer fire assistance grants
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for federally funded volunteer fire assistance grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced. The deadline for application is May 31.
Richardson Olmsted Campus & Buffalo Philharmonic present 'enLIGHTen'
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
In celebration of the successful completion of the first phase of redevelopment at the Richardson Olmsted Campus and as a special thanks to the community for its support, the Richardson and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, led by JoAnn Falletta, will illuminate the night and invite Western New Yorkers to witness a "first" for this region at 9 p.m. July 28.
Kenan Center to present 47th annual 100 American Craftsmen Show
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
The best in contemporary craft art returns to the Kenan Center in Lockport with the 47th annual 100 American Craftsmen show, June 2-4.
Niagara County Central Rotary's 'Shred-it' event set for June 3
Mon, May 15th 2017 07:00 am
People can securely shred sensitive paper documents during the "Shred-It" event, sponsored by the Niagara County Central Rotary, to be held from 2 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3, at the Sanborn Fire Co. parking lot, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429), Sanborn.
Empower to honor Fran & Gary Hall for work on behalf of people with developmental disabilities
Wed, May 10th 2017 07:00 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will award Fran and Gary Hall the Chairman's Award at its annual golf tournament on Monday, June 19, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown. The award will be presented at the post-tournament dinner, which will be held at 6:30 p.m.
YMCA honors volunteers, partners at 165th annual meeting
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:30 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara recently held its 165th annual meeting at Statler City. At the event, the Y celebrated its 2016 achievements, recognized outstanding youth and volunteers from each of the association's eight branches, and honored longtime board members and community partners.
Higgins announces availability of federal fire grants
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety program.
Poloncarz, EC Social Services Department announce opening of HEAP cooling season
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Social Services have announced the opening of the Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") cooling assistance program.
Youth Vet Camp planned for Erie County Fair
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:55 pm
This summer, youth will have the opportunity to work firsthand with veterinarians and animals during the Erie County Fair's inaugural Vet Camp. The half-day agricultural experience, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 17, will be geared for children 11-14 years of age and will focus on three specific areas of learning:
'First Home Club' encourages, supports home ownership
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:20 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union has launched its "First Home Club," a program to help members of The Summit save money for the down payment and closing costs of a first home.
IJC responds to Lake Ontario flooding
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 07:00 am
The International Joint Commission's Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, which regulates the outflows from Lake Ontario under Plan 2014 as required in a 2016 Supplementary Order by the IJC, issued the following on April 25 with respect to the high water conditions affecting Lake Ontario, particularly on the southern shores of the lake in New York:
Play locally made games, meet creators at 2017 Buffalo Game Space Showcase
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:55 pm
On May 13, local nonprofit Buffalo Game Space will host its second annual showcase of video games and board games developed in and around Western New York.
 

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