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'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.
Niagara University dedicates main classroom building to James V. Glynn
Sat, Jul 10th 2021 03:55 pm
Though the world knows James V. Glynn as the man behind the iconic Maid of the Mist attraction in Niagara Falls, around Monteagle Ridge he's known for something else: a lifetime of philanthropy and countless contributions to Niagara University students.
UB plans for a much more normal fall semester, with in-person instruction and vibrant campus
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 12:45 pm
Life at the University at Buffalo will be much closer to normal come fall with the announcement students who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need to wear masks or stay physically distanced while in the classroom.
Dion Dawkins & Dion's Dreamers Foundation to host 'Christmas in July' in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 01:55 pm
Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins and his foundation, Dion's Dreamers, will host "Christmas in July" from 4-10 p.m. Buffalo, Friday, July 16. This is a free, outside event in celebration of 716 Day.
WNY STEM Hub announces openings for AT&T's free 'Hand in Hand' summer program
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 05:00 pm
WNY STEM Hub and AT&T are seeking 55 public school and underrepresented students from across Western New York entering grades 7-12 to participate in the digital literacy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused AT&T "Hand in Hand" summer program where they will create prosthetic hands and other adaptive devices for children, under-resourced adult residents, veterans and seniors.
Orphaned baby beavers crisscross NYS for treatment at Cornell
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:05 pm
A litter of beaver kits traversed more of New York state in their first five weeks of life than most of their species will ever cross in a lifetime. This group of five traveled from the Adirondacks to Western New York, and from there to the Finger Lakes and then back to their mountain home.
Artpark announces 'Free Drum Circles with Stephen Bell'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Artpark & Company announced Free Drum Circles with Stephen Bell as part of the summer season. Performances run 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 3, through Aug. 28, at Artpark's Emerald Grove, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Ortt & Morinello recognize Capitol Cleaners as Senate District 62 Small Business of the Month
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:10 am
On Wednesday, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recognized Capitol Cleaners as the "Small Business of the Month" for June.
$22 million-plus in American Rescue Plan funding landing at Buffalo & Niagara Falls airports
Wed, Jun 23rd 2021 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Niagara Falls International Airport in Cheektowaga and the Niagara Falls International Airport will receive a combined total of $22,264,763 through the American Rescue Plan.
Jurassic Quest Drive Thru dinosaur experience coming to Buffalo
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:40 pm
More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to return from extinction to delight families and dino fans everywhere, as Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, "the nation's largest and most realistic dinosaur experience," migrates to the Buffalo region July 16-25.
NYS: State landmarks lit red, black & green in celebration of Juneteenth
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 05:00 pm
On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced landmarks across the state would be lit red, black and green on June 19 in celebration of Juneteenth. Additionally, Cuomo issued a proclamation naming June 19 Juneteenth in the state of New York.
Artist Justin Suarez begins work on Depot Avenue mural
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 04:15 pm
Professional artist Justin Suarez officially began painting a new mural on Depot Avenue on Wednesday as part of the NF Murals project spearheaded by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
Juneteenth: History of freeing slaves told through GI library exhibit
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 07:00 am
When President Abraham Lincoln officially freed the slaves in 1863 with his Emancipation Proclamation, it changed the legal status of millions of slaves, but it didn't actually set them all free.
BPO's summer concert season brings live music to WNY communities
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 12:25 pm
On Thursday, the BPO stated, "Dedicated to providing beautiful music for the entire Western New York region and beyond, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announced a varied and exciting summer season that will once again bring live music to communities throughout Western New York, and shine the spotlight on smaller ensembles of its musicians."
Buffalo United Front, Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative to test e-bike program in Buffalo & Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:55 am
Shared Mobility Inc. (SMI), a Western New York nonprofit organization, will serve as operator to the region's first e-bike library program, free to eligible participants interested in testing a new and innovative programming model. The E-Bike Library Project is a collaboration of partners, funders and residents to establish "e-bike libraries" through a community-led approach spearheaded by the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) and East Side Bike Club, a program of Buffalo United Front (BUF).
 

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