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Screening new antiviral drugs against COVID-19 just got easier
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 07:55 pm
Nineteen months into the pandemic, the need for antiviral drugs targeted against COVID-19 is clear, given the global persistence of the virus, its ability to rapidly mutate into new variants, and the possibility that it could potentially develop strains resistant to existing drugs or vaccines.
United Way launches 'Show Up United' campaign
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:45 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launched its annual major community giving campaign - "Show Up United" - on Tuesday.
Higgins & Filicetti announce $200,000 COPS grant for Niagara County
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced a federal grant totaling $200,000 for Niagara County through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
Ellen Owens named director of Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Artist, educator and arts administrator Ellen Owens was named director of the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University.
Monumental
Thu, Oct 14th 2021 08:35 pm
It was a beautiful sunny morning for volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston as they undertook their annual washing and waxing of two local landmarks last Thursday. The bronze Freedom Crossing and Tuscarora Heroes Monuments were each buffed to a shiny finish.
Leadership transition announced at Botanical Gardens
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:20 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is working through a natural progression within the organization and, after 11 years as president/CEO, David J. Swarts will be transitioning into retirement over the next several months.
October is Car Care Month at AAA
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 09:30 am
October is Car Care Month at AAA Western and Central New York! As the weather cools, AAA reminds motorists that completing a seasonal vehicle checkup can maintain safety and maximize efficiency throughout the fall and winter.
Study: Aerobic exercise after a sport-related concussion speeds recovery in adolescent athletes
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
Adolescents can speed their recovery after a sport-related concussion and reduce their risk of experiencing protracted recovery if they engage in aerobic exercise within 10 days of getting injured, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
United Way of Niagara annual campaign kickoff honors community members
Fri, Oct 1st 2021 10:00 am
The United Way of Greater Niagara held its annual awards breakfast and campaign kickoff - for the first time in two years - on Friday, Sept. 24, at the Niagara Riverside Resort in Niagara Falls.
Erie County distributes face masks & COVID-19 test kits to schools and school districts
Wed, Sep 29th 2021 12:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services distributed supplies to school districts and non-public schools on Wednesday, to aid in their COVID-19 prevention activities.
Blessing of pets in Youngstown
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 08:30 pm
Pets, and their owners, are invited to Faulkner Park in Youngstown for a special blessing at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. The Rev. Barbara Price of St. John's Episcopal Church will mark the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, with this special event.
Changes coming to Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend
Fri, Sep 24th 2021 07:00 am
Santa Claus is coming to town - and he's bringing some extra goodies this year.
120 pop-up vax sites over 12 weeks part of state's #VaxtoSchool campaign to increase rates among younger New Yorkers
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 120 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites will take place across New York over a 12-week-period as part of the #VaxtoSchool campaign to increase vaccination rates among younger New Yorkers.
Ice rink returning to Village of Lewiston
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 10:30 am
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink will return to Academy Park this winter, just in time for the holidays.
'Hollowed Harvest' opening in Lockport
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:10 am
The "Hollowed Harvest" is opening at the Niagara County Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 24.
Scholarship fund receives donation from recycling efforts at Erie County Fair
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:00 pm
The Erie County Fair continues its partnership with the Can Bottle Return Co. of Hamburg to collect and recycle the returnable cans, bottles and glasses used at the annual event. The items were collected on a daily basis at the Erie County Fair from the designated containers placed around the grounds totaling 45,000 items.
Country superstar Cole Swindell to perform at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 02:35 pm
One of country music's brightest rising stars is headed for Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Cole Swindell will perform inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 17, and start at $45.
'Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience' extending Buffalo stay
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 10:55 pm
Since its opening last month, "Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience," presented by Empire State Concerts, has charmed audiences across Western New York and beyond as guests have explored Vincent Van Gogh's own thoughts, words and brush strokes through awe-inspiring animated projections.
Old Fort Niagara to host grand encampment of American Revolution
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 01:45 pm
On Sept. 18-19, the American Revolution returns to Western New York in a big way. Three of the largest 18th century reenactment organizations in North America will converge on Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown for a weekend of large-scale battle reenactments, living history camps and other educational activities. The theme of the event will be "Raid and Retribution" focusing on the Revolution on the New York frontier.
WNY aiding Afghan evacuees
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:50 pm
Refugee resettlement agencies in Buffalo have agreed to receive 350 Afghanistan evacuees. Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for emergency funding to ensure Afghan evacuees have access to the full range of services available through the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Artpark to present new public artworks
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:30 am
Artpark & Company will unveil two new public artworks: interactive installations "Murmuration" by SO - IL studio, and mural "Unity in Diversity" by Muhammad Z Zaman. Both pieces will be on display, free and open to the public, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to the road; returns to Buffalo this holiday season
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:40 am
Multi-Platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Monday announced its anticipated winter tour will be back for 2021. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's landmark album, "Christmas Eve and Other Stories," this year's multisensory extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and will visit 59 cities for 99 performances across America, before concluding Thursday, Dec. 30, in Cleveland and St. Louis.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA teams with Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, United Way of Greater Niagara to host back-to-school event
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:35 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with The Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club and the United Way of Greater Niagara to host its annual back-to-school event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the shopping center, located at 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls. The event aims to help local families gear up for the new school year and features a backpack and school supplies giveaway to the first 500 students, while supplies last.
Handsome Jack to perform at Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:40 pm
The staff and board at the Carnegie Art Center announce Handsome Jack will perform an in-person concert on the lawn this Saturday, Aug. 28. Off the Wall will open.
Old Fort Niagara to host 'War of 1812 Encampment'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:35 pm
Old Fort Niagara's "War of 1812 Encampment" is set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-5. This year's event will focus on U.S. troops who garrisoned the fort from June of 1812 through December of 1813, when the British captured the fort.
James Taylor coming to KeyBank Center Dec. 13
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 11:05 am
Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne and his band are coming to KeyBank Center on Dec. 13 for one intimate and memorable night.
Buffalo Proud, 26 Shirts partner to unveil limited-edition apparel to benefit Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 11:00 am
On Wednesday, Buffalo Proud and 26 Shirts unveiled new T-shirt and hat apparel to directly benefit the Buffalo City Mission. Apparel featuring the Buffalo Proud logo design will be on sale starting today. $8 from each item sold will be donated to Buffalo City Mission's programs and services.
$2 million historic restoration project completed at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 12:35 pm
The Buffalo History Museum has completed the second major phase of restoration to the lower level of its National Historic Landmark Building.
Erie County activities scheduled at Erie County Fair
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:30 pm
Erie County has planned a full schedule of activities and displays for the Erie County Fair, which will run Aug. 11-22 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission unveils Cataract House historic marker
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 12:40 pm
At a press conference on Thursday, The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation proudly unveiled a historic marker designating the site of the Cataract House at Heritage Park, across from Red Coach Inn.
KeyBank, in partnership with First Niagara Foundation, awards $765,000 to nonprofit organizations
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 01:50 pm
KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, has awarded five nonprofit organizations in Niagara County a total of $765,000. A press release stated, "These transformative grants are part of KeyBank's $40 billion National Community Benefits Plan and is symbolic of both organizations' commitment to empowering individuals and neighborhoods through investment in programs that provide long term enhancement to the quality of life."
Niagara County to hold household hazardous waste collection in Lewiston
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Irene Myers are co-sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Aug. 21, in conjunction with the Town of Lewiston, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Niagara County Department of Public Works. The event is open to all Niagara County residents. An appointment is required.
UB among laboratories to assist state in identification of COVID-19 variants
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the selection of five laboratories to bolster state efforts in identifying COVID-19 variants. The New York State Department of Health is partnering with these laboratories to expand the genetic sequencing of specimens positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The selected laboratories have sequencing expertise and experience, as well as capacity and access to SARS-CoV-2 positive specimens from large multicounty areas in New York, outside of New York City.
Busy week for Buffalo Sabres with draft; acquisition of Levi, Haag; qualifying offers
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 05:30 pm
On Monday, the Buffalo Sabres announced the team tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent forwards Rasmus Asplund and Casey Mittelstadt and defensemen Rasmus Dahlin, Casey Fitzgerald and Henri Jokiharju.
Roller Rink at Canalside opening Aug. 20
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:35 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announced the canals at Canalside will be converted into a giant roller rink that will open Aug. 20 and roll through the fall season to Oct. 31.
Old Fort Niagara hosts 'Living History Weekend'
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:45 pm
"Living History Weekend" at Old Fort Niagara, scheduled for July 31-August 1, will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life at a frontier outpost during the 18th century.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2021 preseason schedule
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team's 2021 preseason schedule. The team will play six games, including three home games at KeyBank Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
Strates Shows midway returns to Erie County Fair
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:30 pm
The Erie County Fair and Strates Shows continue to build on their exclusive relationship, now in its 96th year. Strates Shows is offering weekday one-price ride days at the Erie County Fair. The cost is $30 per wristband.
Erie County Fair: Nominations for 2021 'Ultimate Fairgoer' now being accepted
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:15 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2021 "Ultimate Fairgoer."
Building bridges between law enforcement and Niagara Falls youth
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:00 am
Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti, Legislator Owen Steed, Niagara Falls Police Chief John Faso and members of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office kicked off "Niagara County Building Bridges" for the summer of 2021. The program helps foster relationships between children from the City of Niagara Falls and law enforcement in social settings, rather than police-related instruction.
 

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