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New haunted house in Sanborn to raise funds to bring smiles to children
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 02:35 pm
For the past five years, WNY Property Kings owners Kyle and Alisha King have brought the community a haunted house that does more than just scare - it gives back to the community.
Catholic Health hosts 'Career Carnival' at downtown headquarters
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
Come one, come all to Catholic Health's first-ever "Career Carnival" on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its administrative and regional training center, located at 144 Genesee St., Buffalo.
Higgins, Brown & Restaino announce federal funding for crime-fighting measures in Buffalo & Niagara Falls
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 08:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, along with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino, announced the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls have been awarded close to $300,000 in federal funding combined to be used toward public safety and crime prevention measures. The grants are provided through the U.S. Department of Justice Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
Community Missions: 12th annual interfaith community prayer service for mental illness recovery & understanding
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:55 am
Community Missions will present its 12th annual interfaith community prayer service for mental illness recovery and understanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. The service will be hosted by Niagara University at its new [email protected] property, home to the Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston to replace white fencing along Center Street
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:05 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees voted Monday to spend $94,486 to replace the white fencing along Center Street. Funding will come from proceeds of the "Big Yellow House" property sale.
Niagara County health director provides update on vaccine, tips for fall
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:35 am
As summer ended in 2020, and again in 2021, an ominous cloud hung over the region, as the rate of coronavirus infection rose - and with it, restrictions and cancellations.
Buffalo post office to be named for Indiana Hunt-Martin
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 09:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced full Congressional approval of legislation (H.R. 2142) designating the central park post office in Buffalo as the "Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building." Hunt-Martin, who lived in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, served as a member of the famous Six Triple Eight Central Postal Directory Battalion during World War II.
'Text to 9-1-1' in Niagara County
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:50 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti recently announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center now has the ability to receive "Text to 9-1-1" calls from cell phones in Niagara County.
FeedMore WNY joins Feeding America's Hunger Action Month campaign to ensure food isn't an impossible choice for 164,830 people facing hunger locally
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:45 pm
FeedMore WNY is joining Feeding America and other member food banks to raise awareness of people experiencing food insecurity and inspire action during Hunger Action Month this September, culminating with Hunger Action Day this Friday, Sept. 23.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announces gala awardees
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, along with elected leaders, will honor three outstanding recipients for the 2022 Niagara River Region Chamber Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10, at The Niagara Falls Country Club.
Niagara Falls Blues Festival returns to Old Falls Street with world-class musicians performing Sept. 16-17
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
Now in its 13th year, the annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival returns to Old Falls Street this weekend after a two-year interruption due to the coronavirus. Festival organizers said they are thrilled to bring the popular event back, noting the large draw of attendees from all over the country.
Community Bank supports WNY Heroes
Thu, Sep 8th 2022 09:35 pm
Community Bank's Western New York area branches donated $1,000 to local veterans agency WNY Heroes Inc. The nonprofit was started in 2007 to be a resource for veterans and their families, providing immediate financial assistance to those in need.
Hochul announces start of 2022 fall foliage & travel season in New York
Thu, Sep 8th 2022 09:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of New York state's 2022 fall foliage and travel season, highlighted by the return of I LOVE NY's fall foliage reports and a new I LOVE NY broadcast and digital marketing campaign to showcase popular fall activities and attractions.
Fan experience startup, Went, launches in Buffalo
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 10:50 am
Fan experience startup Went announced its launch in Buffalo. Founded by married couple and entrepreneurs Dan Gigante and Katie Krawczyk, Went creates artist-designed commemorative souvenir tickets to give fans a new way to memorialize concerts, sports games, performances and other once-in-a-lifetime events - in person, at home, or wherever they experienced the event.
New exhibit, 'Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs,' debuts
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum will debut a new exhibit by Jackie Albarella, "Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs," at an opening reception at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Lockport Palace Theatre: Local performer finds his 'Corner Of The Sky'
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 01:45 pm
A Western New York native is finding his "Corner Of The Sky" on the Palace Theatre stage this September.
Former Shea's President Patrick Fagan honored for Lifetime Achievement at annual gala
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:35 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center presented former President and CEO Patrick Fagan with the Michael Shea Lifetime Legacy Award at its annual gala. Additionally, Mayor Byron Brown presented Patrick with a proclamation declaring Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, as Patrick Fagan Day in the City of Buffalo.
Rocking wrap to 'Thursdays on the Water'
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 03:00 pm
"Thursdays on the Water ended with a bang, as a large crowd showed up to watch That 80's Hair Band on Aug. 25.
Maureen Kellick adds (water)color to Village Bake Shoppe
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 12:20 pm
It's only fitting that Lewiston's from-scratch bakery have from-scratch artwork hanging on its walls.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launches annual campaign & celebrates 'Community Champions'
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 02:35 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launched its 2022 giving campaign, "Change Starts Here," with a press conference featuring United Way President and CEO Michael Weiner, Board Chair Rev. Rachelle Sat'chell Robinson, and this year's campaign co-chairs: Ingram Micro Buffalo Campus Leader Jamie Ferullo and GEICO Regional Vice President Melinda Seibold.
All Wegmans pharmacies now offering vaccine for upcoming flu season
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:20 am
The most important step to protecting yourself during the upcoming 2022-23 flu season is getting the influenza vaccine, which is now available at all Wegmans pharmacy locations. Getting your family ready for flu season is easy - just stop by your Wegmans pharmacy during normal business hours, or schedule an appointment online. There is no need for a prescription, and in most cases, the fee is covered in full by insurance.
Tops launches 'Tops in Education Tote' as kids head back to school
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 06:55 pm
It's hard to believe that, a little over two years ago, Tops Launched its highly successful "Tops Totes for Change" program. This program, which encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for just $2.69 - with $1 of the proceeds being donated back to local community organization - is proud to add a new "Tops in Education" bag that will benefit local schools in the community.
Higgins honors WWII vet Bob Ramos as community celebrates his 101st birthday
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday honored World War II veteran Bob Ramos - just a week prior to his 101st birthday. The congressman presented the former U.S. Navy fireman first class officer with military service medals during a ceremony at the John Duke Center in Niagara Falls.
Boating safety has improved nationally says Water Sports Foundation, resulting in fewer incidents & fatalities
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard's latest 2021 Recreational Boating Statistics Report revealed boating safety improved with a 15.4% drop in the fatality rate per 100,000 registered vessels since 2020, while incidents decreased by 15.7% to 4,439; total fatalities decreased by 14.2% to 658; and total injuries decreased by 17.2% to 2,641.
Cars and food take center stage in Relay For Life event
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
For Mark B. Gollwitzer, the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle that he had restored was much more than a car. It is a reminder of his brother, Peter, who died in 2018.
AAA to aid motorists at Erie County Fair
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:50 pm
The Erie County Fair is officially underway, and AAA is ready to assist motorists who need some help from Aug. 10-21.
Niagara County is 'Reelin' for a Cure'
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 10:45 am
"Reelin' for a Cure" is returning to Olcott and Wilson harbors from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 19. In its seventh year, the fishing tournament will host hundreds of women angling for prize money, bragging rights and the opportunity to raise money for women battling cancer.
Niagara Amusement Park: KiddieLand, Western Town join park rides
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World unveiled its newly added attractions of Western Town and KiddieLand to the media on July 28 amid cloudy skies but a sunny optimism for the park's continued growth.
Niagara County Legislature allocates funds for Purple Heart Monument
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:20 am
The Niagara County Legislature voted Tuesday to allocate up to $100,000 for the construction of a new Purple Heart monument on the grounds of the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport. The vote endorsed the recommendations of an ad hoc committee that was formed earlier this year to come up with a design and a location to honor Niagara County's Purple Heart recipients.
Niagara County announces 'Hope Links' campaign
Thu, Aug 4th 2022 10:50 am
The Niagara County Opioid (OASIS) Task Force will be launching its "Hope Links" campaign at the 2022 Niagara County Fair.
Community Missions' 'Gratitude Campaign' thanks Niagara Falls Department of Public Works & Parks
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Community Missions' "Gratitude Campaign" continued Friday morning at Hyde Park, saying thank you to employees of the Niagara Falls Department of Public Works & Parks.
Eight Days of Hope completes third annual outreach in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Eight Days of Hope wrapped up its third annual outreach in the Buffalo community on July 23. Hundreds of locals and out-of-towners came together over an eight-day period for one goal - to love and serve the Fillmore District of Buffalo.
Hochul $387 million in COVID-19 relief being delivered to local governments
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 01:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $387 million is being delivered to 1,452 local governments across the New York to help boost their pandemic response infrastructure. Her team said the announcement is part of the state's ongoing preparation efforts to tackle any potential pandemic-related surges this fall and winter.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County joins 'Thank A Vet' program, will offer free fair admission to vets Sunday, Aug. 7
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 05:55 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County announced its recent enrollment in the Niagara County "Thank A Vet" program. CCE Niagara will offer free admission to the Niagara County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 7, to any current member of the military, or veteran, as part of the "Thank A Vet" program. First responders will also be admitted to the fair for free that day.
Hochul: Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy, City of Buffalo & partners break ground on future Ralph Wilson Park
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the City of Buffalo and the Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy broke ground on Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, a 99-acre park located on Buffalo's waterfront.
DEC tracking beech trees threat
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 07:55 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced beech leaf disease (BLD), which affects all species of beech trees, was identified in 35 counties in New York state to date. Included is Erie and Niagara counties.
Higgins requests meeting with Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to address Underused Housing Tax
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:05 pm
In response to the government of Canada's decision to impose an annual 1% tax on the value of vacant and underused properties that are not owned by Canadians, Congressman Brian Higgins wrote a letter requesting a meeting with Canadian Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Get your heart pumping and give blood or platelets to help prevent a summer blood shortage
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 12:45 pm
The American Red Cross and Discovery are partnering for "Shark Week," and invite people to dive in to help save lives by giving blood or platelets in July.
Ryan presents Empire Award to Colvin Cleaners
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:55 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited Colvin Cleaners on Elmwood Avenue to present the owners with a New York State Senate Empire Award in recognition of the store's contributions to the Kenmore community, including "Coats 4 Kids" and "Gowns for Prom" programs.
Higgins & Tylec announce construction on project improving & expanding North Tonawanda trailways
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined City of North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec to announce construction of a project that will improve and expand trailways in North Tonawanda and better connect the Niagara Riverwalk to the Empire State Trail. (See map.)
 

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