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Greater Niagara Ballet Company readying spring ballet show
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:00 am
Having successfully helmed their first production of "The Nutcracker" last winter, Greater Niagara Ballet Company artistic directors Mary Schnepf and Molly Vine are back with a new show sure to please families and children of all ages.
'Sweet Expectations,' to benefit FeedMore WNY, set for May 18
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:10 pm
After two years of virtual events, FeedMore WNY's signature fundraiser, "Sweet Expectations," will be held in person from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Seneca One.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Tue, May 10th 2022 09:45 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 94 Western New York organizations received nearly $2 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Women United of Greater Niagara donates goods to centers for local mothers & babies
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:55 pm
Women United of Greater Niagara's drive to benefit the women and children of Niagara County has officially wrapped up for the year.
Wild Kritters to hold basket raffle to support animal rescue services
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:25 am
Wild Kritters is holding its annual basket raffle on Sunday, June 5, at the 3F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown. Tickets go on sale at noon with the drawing beginning at 4 p.m. There will be hundreds of baskets and gift cards, as well as large-ticket items available.
Higgins announces Boxing Therapy for Parkinson's Access Act of 2022
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, joined local veterans Monday to announce the Boxing Therapy for Parkinson's Access Act of 2022 (H.R. 6774). The bipartisan bill, introduced by Higgins and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide coverage for boxing-based therapy classes to veterans diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
Traveler advisory: Intersection closure expected on Niagara Falls Boulevard at Erie & and Shawnee in NT
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:55 am
The New York State Department of Transportation advised motorists the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard (U.S. Route 62) at Erie Avenue and Shawnee Road (State Route 425) in the City of North Tonawanda will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, May 9.
Evan Wright appointed community & academic engagement manager at Castellani Art Museum
Mon, May 2nd 2022 09:50 am
Evan Wright is the new community and academic engagement manager of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Using the CAM's distinguished art collection and unique folk arts program, Wright will design and manage public events and opportunities for various audiences that range from local schools, families, young adults and seniors, along with Niagara University faculty, students and staff.
Village Inn is tops in 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:00 am
Great teamwork and a time-tested recipe are the key ingredients to the success of the Village Inn's popular fish fry, says owner Mike Carr.
Fundraiser for Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 08:50 am
Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue is holding a BW's Smokin' Barrels Barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser on Sunday, May 15, at Rapids Firehall, 7195 Plank Road, Lockport. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to purchase a 1/2 chicken dinner cooked on site, a fresh-baked roll with butter, and a choice of two sides (potato salad, coleslaw or chef salad with Italian dressing).
Wellness walk in Niagara Falls draws crowd focusing on mental health, healthy lifestyle & suicide prevention
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 11:10 am
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosted "Walk With Us," a 5K wellness walk, Sunday at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The walk offered an opportunity for community members to participate in physical activity and raise awareness around mental health and living a healthy lifestyle through connectivity.
City of Buffalo DPW provides update on several ongoing street paving projects
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
City of Buffalo Commissioner of Public Works, Parks & Streets Michael J. Finn, P.E., recently provided a progress report on seven key street paving projects taking place across the Queen City.
Take an offbeat odyssey into animal (and human) behavior with National Geographic Wildlife photographer Vincent J. Musi
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
"National Geographic Live's 2022 Speaker Series," the touring events that bring to life the awe-inspiring and remarkable stories of National Geographic Explorers, concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, with Vincent J. Musi's "Where the Wild Things Live."
Ryan announces increased funding for New York's cultural institutions in state budget
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 04:15 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined representatives from several local arts and cultural organizations at the Buffalo History Museum to announce the state budget for fiscal year 2022-23 includes $20 million in new aid for cultural institutions in upstate New York, in addition to more than $40 million in operating aid for these organizations throughout the state.
26 Shirts completes volume 10 of shirts, raising $1.4 million+ for local charities & families in need
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
On Tuesday, April 26, 26 Shirts will celebrate the completion of 10 volumes of shirts and more than $1.4 million raised to date for local charities and families in need.
'Buffalo's Best Kielbasa' contest winners announced
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 12:20 pm
After a two-year absence, Buffalo's Best Kielbasa contest was back to crown the best homemade sausagemakers in Western New York. The culinary showdown took place Saturday at Flying Bison Brewing Co., kicking off the "Pils, Pierogi & Polka" event.
Hard work, commitment pays off for Certified AutoBrokers owners
Sat, Apr 16th 2022 07:00 am
On a Monday morning 12 years ago last month, Chris Taylor and Travis Smith sat in a very small office in a strip plaza at 1703 Grand Island Blvd., and began their own automobile-selling business with two preowned cars parked next to a motel down the street.
How to be a good steward of wildlife and their babies
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
Spring is the time of the year when you will start to see more wildlife! They are on the move looking for new territories, food sources or mates; babies are being born in trees, in stumps or in the ground; hungry woodchucks are waking up; and frogs and toads, and insects, are starting to talk and move about.
Buffalo History Museum unveils colorized Pan-American Exposition renderings
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 11:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum debuted a new exhibit, "To Rescue the Color: Salvaged Renderings of the Rainbow City," which features more than a half-dozen colorized renderings of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.
FeedMore WNY announces spring plant sale fundraiser
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:10 pm
FeedMore WNY's popular plant sale is back in time for spring planting and Mother's Day gifts. Through Monday, April 25, participants have the option to purchase hanging baskets, potted annuals, and annual flats. Orders can be placed online at www.feedmorewny.org/plant-sale.
Shoreline restoration project underway near Buckhorn Island State Park
Sat, Apr 9th 2022 07:00 am
A shoreline protection program is currently underway in the West River near Buckhorn Island State Park. Dan Dinsmore, field superintendent for LDC Construction, said the Grand Island company, owned by Lyle Dinsmore, is doing the project for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Spring Showcase: Gallo, Gather owner Michael Hibbard excited for what 2022 will bring
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 11:05 am
"We have a solid staff at all the locations right now, so I'm really optimistic about growth and moving forward," he said.
'Taste of the Arts': A 60th anniversary celebration of Young Audiences of WNY
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Young Audiences of WNY is commemorating its 60th anniversary in the Western New York region with a weeklong celebration culminating in the "Taste of the Arts," an evening of art, food, drinks and community. This celebration coincides with National Young Audiences Week, which celebrates the significant contribution of cultural education of children throughout the U.S.
Higgins calls for continued discussions on Canada's proposed property tax on Americans
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 02:55 pm
During a U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee hearing, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, asked U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai to continue discussions related to Canada's proposed 1% tax on United States citizens owning property in Canada.
Niagara County raises flag for Donate Life Month
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 02:55 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Rebecca Wydysh and Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski were joined by Sarah Diina of ConnectLife to raise the ConnectLife flag outside the Niagara County Courthouse in recognition of April as National Donate Life Month.
FASNY's RecruitNY campaign returns for 13th year, highlighting need for creative recruitment
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:40 pm
Volunteer fire departments across New York will open their doors on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, as part of the 13th annual RecruitNY weekend. RecruitNY is a signature initiative designed to help increase membership in local volunteer fire departments. The number of volunteer firefighters has decreased significantly in recent years due to a variety of factors.
DEC prepares to kick off unofficial start of spring with trout fishing opportunities
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 10:05 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Monday announced the upcoming start of the spring trout fishing season, which his team said provides excellent angling opportunities statewide thanks to the state's extensive stocking program and considerable number of wild trout fisheries.
Jazz stars Ethan Iverson & Tom Harrell unite on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall
Mon, Mar 28th 2022 10:05 am
Ethan Iverson and Tom Harrell - two of modern jazz's foremost leading lights - will perform as part of the "Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic" series at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Hochul: Website with resources for Ukrainian people & allies in NY
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 10:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the launch of a new website containing resources offered by New York state and its partners to help Ukrainian people and their friends and allies here in New York.
Buffalo History Museum announces final weeks for Tim Russert exhibit
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will end its nearly eight-year run of "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If it's Sunday, it's 'Meet the Press.' " The last day for the public to view the Russert exhibit will be April 9.
Chicks have arrived at CountryMax Stores
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 01:25 pm
For homesteaders, fans of backyard chickens and kids across the state, it's a great day. The baby chicks have arrived once again at all CountryMax Stores.
The Fab Four Beatles tribute is first concert announcement for Erie County Fair
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:35 am
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute will return to Hamburg for an 8 p.m. show on Wednesday, Aug. 10. This group has traveled the globe impersonating John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces spring & summer camps
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced 2022 spring and summer camps. Students of all ages will have the opportunity to train in acting, dance and singing with three different camps: Stories in Motion, Shea's Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, and The Actor's Edge Summer Acting Intensive.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Current Griffon House location has historic roots, Townsend ties
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 11:00 am
Today we look into another "bicentennial structure," this one a well-known and appreciated dining establishment on the north side of Center Street, as you enter into the business district. As a lead-up to our upcoming celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Town and Village of Lewiston, everyone should be aware of these longstanding and interesting structures.
Niagara Falls City School District, NCCC team up to celebrate Women's History Month
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 04:45 pm
Twenty-five New York state colleges are sponsoring 31 primary and secondary schools to create one of the nation's largest Women's History Month collaborations. The program, titled "The Women's Empowerment Draft," uses a pro-sports theme to build enthusiasm for historic icons, specifically those with New York state schools named for them.
Golf tournament in honor of Bruce Sutherland
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 12:10 pm
Volunteers have begun working behind the scenes for a fundraising golf tournament celebrating the life of Col. Bruce R. Sutherland. Sutherland, a former Village of Lewiston deputy mayor, was an esteemed community leader who passed away in December.
8 bands comprised of lawyers from local law firms will take the stage at The Tralf to benefit ASI's 'Give for Greatness'
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 01:20 pm
To fundraise for ASI's "Give for Greatness" grant program, eight all-law professional musical groups will give it their all on stage when Dansa D'Arta Soucia LLP and KeyBank present the ninth annual "Lawyers for the Arts" fundraiser next Saturday, March 12, from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or by calling The Tralf at 716-852-2860. Doors open at noon. Ages 21-plus with proof of vaccination will be admitted.
Shamrock Shake for a good cause
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
From March 1-15, for every Shamrock Shake purchased from local McDonald's Restaurants, 25 cents will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York.
Sunnking: Recycler launches spring shredder naming contest
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 11:45 am
Sunnking announce its first "Name the Shredder" contest, allowing residents and businesses across New York to submit their best and most creative names for the electronics shredder that which destroys over 10 million pounds of recycled devices each year.
Six Flags Darien Lake to rebrand waterpark and debut new water slide
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 11:25 am
Six Flags Darien Lake will rebrand its Splashtown waterpark to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and launch a massive, new slide for the 2022 season. Towering a staggering 60 feet tall, Wahoo Wave will rank as one of the tallest water rides in the waterpark - and its one-of-a-kind "water wave wall" will boost the park's roster of heat-beating attractions.
 

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