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Campus celebration to herald Buffalo State's university designation
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 01:20 pm
SUNY Buffalo State University will celebrate its official university designation on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 12:30 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall. It is open to the community.
Alzheimer's Association addresses wandering by people with dementia
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 12:20 pm
Yesterday's tragedy involving a woman with Alzheimer's disease who died after leaving her home in Middleport has prompted the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to offer information to help prevent wandering by people with Alzheimer's or other dementia.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center: Black History Month starts with 'We Are Here' speaker series
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 01:35 pm
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is kicking off its "We Are Here" speaker series with presenter Josh Poole. Poole's topic is "The Global Underground Railroad: How Enslaved People Communicated Resistance and Sought Freedom Across the World."
Mount St. Mary's Hospital gives sendoff blessing to Sr. Judith Terrameo, as she moves on to new calling
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital is celebrating the devotion of Sister Judith Terrameo, OSF, BCC, who served the hospital as a board-certified chaplain for the past 12 years. She is starting a new chapter in her life, accepting a leadership position responsible for providing pastoral care to over 60 sisters of her order - the Franciscan Sisters of Alleghany - who reside in a motherhouse located in Olean.
Tops launches annual 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
Tops Friendly Markets announced its "Check Out Hunger" campaign will run in all of its stores from Sunday, Jan. 15, through Saturday Feb. 4. The initiative has helped raise more than $5,140,377 for participating food banks since 2006.
DEC announces 'Winter Wonderland' at Reinstein Woods on Feb. 4
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, invites the public to celebrate "Winter Wonderland in the Woods" from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the Town of Cheektowaga.
Regal Cinemas signs come down, as Dipson prepares to take over Niagara Falls theater
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 09:15 pm
Regional Cinema Operator Dipson Theaters Inc. recently announced it signed a lease to become the new operator for the Niagara Falls Cinema 12 located at 720 Builders Way, Niagara Falls - effective Feb. 1.
Old Falls Street accepting vendor applications for summer 2023
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 09:15 pm
Old Falls Street USA, the three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with hotels and attractions in downtown Niagara Falls, is calling for local food vendors for the 2023 summer season (May through September).
Niagara County seeking Purple Heart veterans for Book of Honor
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 03:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's Book of Honor at a ceremony to be held on Sunday, Aug. 6. The county is asking any Purple Heart veterans or their family members who have not yet come forward to please do so by May 1 in order to be part of this year's ceremony.
Ten Lives Club searching for chili cook-off contestants
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
The Ten Lives Club cat adoption group is looking for chili contestants for its annual chili cook-off fundraiser Sunday, Jan. 22.
Lions clubs team up
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
Lion Tom Witkowski from the Grand Island Lions Club explained the Brandel Murphy Youth Foundation to the Barker Lions at a recent meeting.
State Police issue more than 32,900 tickets during national DWI crackdown that ran through New Year's Day
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Police issued 32,934 tickets and arrested 453 people for impaired driving during the national DWI crackdown, which started Wednesday, Dec. 14, and continued through New Year's Day Sunday. Troopers arrested 453 people for DWI, and investigated 4,417 accidents, which resulted in 528 people being injured and eight fatalities.
Ice at Canalside reopening with 'Buffalo Strong' after historic blizzard
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:30 pm
The Ice at Canalside, sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, will reopen Friday, Jan. 6, with a new slate of programming to welcome skaters back to "The Ice" in 2023. The Ice at Canalside closed Thursday, Dec. 22, in anticipation of a historic storm.
Get in the giving spirit with the Red Cross
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
As the final holiday rush arrives, the American Red Cross asks donors to shake up their holiday plans and give blood or platelets now and throughout the end of the year.
Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund receives donation from Destination Niagara USA ornament sales
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 01:10 pm
The weekend after Thanksgiving, Destination Niagara USA kicked off a fundraiser to benefit the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund. One hundred percent of the profits from holiday ornament sales in the Niagara Falls USA Official Visitor Center from Saturday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 18, went to the annual toy drive, now in its 94th year.
Sweet Buffalo, WNY Property Kings, Stand Out Marketing team to bring Rocky the Sweet Buffalo Elf to children
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 11:05 am
Christmas is a time for giving, and that's why Sweet Buffalo teamed up with WNY Property Kings and Stand Out Marketing to bring smiles to children who need it most around the holidays - and it comes in the form of a giant elf!
City of Good Neighbors: Clyde's Feed fills up pet pantry for young man after it's ransacked in 24 hours
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 02:55 pm
A young man named Alex Murray built, set up and filled a new pet pantry for people who need anything for their pets that may not be able to afford it right now. It was part of his Eagle Scout Project.
'Into The Woods' headed to Buffalo for exclusive, strictly limited engagement
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 01:05 pm
The acclaimed Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning triumph, "Into the Woods," will play a series of exclusive engagements across the U.S. in 2023 - including two performances in Buffalo.
NFARS: Reserve airmen help deliver donated firetruck to community in need
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 11:40 am
Air transportation specialists, or port dawgs, of the 30th Aerial Port Squadron and loadmasters of the 301st Airlift Squadron loaded a firetruck and a portable water reserve tank onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Dec. 9, to be donated to La Ciénaga, Dominican Republic.
Wreaths Across America ceremonies in Town of Niagara, Kenmore
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 11:40 am
On Saturday, Dec. 17, The Town of Niagara Lions Club, along with the Helping Hands and Town of Niagara Historian Peter Ames, will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony starting at 10 a.m. at the Witmer Road Cemetery. All are welcome to attend the gathering and remember the interred veterans.
You better watch out: Insuring against holiday mishaps
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 05:30 pm
The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but many serious household accidents occur in December. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on average, there are about 160 decorating-related injuries each day during the holiday season, with almost half of the incidents involving falls.
Niagara Falls firefighters deliver toys for Christmas giving tree to Niagara County Legislature
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Niagara Falls firefighters delivered bags of toys to the Niagara County Courthouse rotunda right before the meeting of the County Legislature on Tuesday night. This was in support of the Christmas giving tree, where collections support Casey House Shelter, Twin Cities Outreach and the Salvation Army.
Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade in photos
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:05 am
Despite bitter cold temperatures, myriad residents and visitors lined Center Street Sunday evening to watch the second annual Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade. The roughly 60-minute event featured colorful floats, dancers, first responders and local leaders doing their part to make the season, well, brighter.
Magical winter fun at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens says it has filled the month of December with "magical holiday experiences that will create unforgettable memories for all ages. Whether it's a family activity or a date night, the seasonal plants, lights and train displays will bring joy to all visitors. Make the most of this holiday season with a stunning tropical oasis filled with plants, lights and joy."
CycleNation riders pushed pedals to raise funds for stroke
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:15 am
More than 100 riders joined together for the American Stroke Association's CycleNation event Wednesday at ADPRO Sports Training Center. The ride boosts mental and physical health while raising critical funds to stop the cycle of stroke across the nation. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause of disability in older age.
Catholic Charities seeking Santa's Workshop donations, recipients & volunteers
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
'Tis the season of giving and the Ladies of Charity elves at Catholic Charities Santa's Workshop are seeking donations, recipients and volunteers to help brighten the holidays for children in need throughout Western New York.
All-WNY Christmas Tree 'Untrim the Tree' project raising funds for Roswell Park patients, 'Ride for Roswell'
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
You might not think that the beginning of November is too early for holiday music, but is setting up the Christmas tree that early a little too soon? One Western New York couple thinks it's never too early to deck the halls if it's for a good cause.
Old Fort Niagara brims with holiday spirit
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara offers a variety of special programs and activities for the holiday season.
Holiday season comes to Historic Col. Bond House
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:25 pm
Every December, the Col. Wm. Bond/Jesse Hawley House (c. 1825) - the oldest brick building in Lockport - is turned into a wonderland of 19th century holiday decorations. Members of the public are invited to visit the Bond House on the evening of Dec. 1 for a free annual holiday event called "A Winter's Fest Eve."
Niagara Falls community celebrates completed Main Street murals
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:25 pm
Amidst a snowstorm and advisory alerts in Niagara Falls and throughout Western New York, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area had a "We are the Community'' breakfast on Saturday, celebrating four completed murals on Main Street. In addition, the community's accomplishments were memorialized through a "We are the Community'' photo, bringing attention to their efforts in an area needing revitalization.
Town of Lewiston reaches agreement with Niagara University for holiday skating at Dwyer Ice Arena
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 11:25 am
As the 2022 holiday season opens, the Town of Lewiston has some good news for the community and for the town's essential workers employees: At Monday's work session, board members announced an agreement with Niagara University for open skating at the Dwyer Ice Arena during the holiday season.
'Kenan Christmas Village' ushers in holiday season
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:15 pm
"Kenan Christmas Village" is once again planned in celebration of the 41st annual Kenan Arts Council holiday gift show on Nov. 19 and 20. A family-focused event, "Kenan Christmas Village" will offer a variety of activities to kick off the holiday season. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
NYS: Nearly $5 million awarded to support animal shelter improvements
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 10:35 am
Earlier this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $5 million has been awarded to 17 not-for-profit animal shelters and humane societies through the fourth round of the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund. The funding will support construction, renovation and expansion projects that will provide animal care.
17th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' will help feed food-insecure families this holiday season
Thu, Nov 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 17th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" will collect much-needed food items for Western New York families in need this holiday season. From 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, through 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 97 Rock's DJ Jickster will live on a FeedMore WNY trailer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital's parking lot located at 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville.
Empire State Development announces Americarb to expand manufacturing operations in Niagara County
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Empire State Development announced that Americarb Inc., a leading global producer of carbon and graphite advanced materials, plans to add 45 jobs and invest $6 million in its Niagara Falls plant. The investment will be used to purchase and install new machinery and equipment utilized in the manufacturing of high-temp composite material for the production of clean hydrogen, and in aerospace and defense applications.
Chamber Gala to honor Margaret Toohey, Be OK Studio, Laura Capizzi - State Farm Insurance
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 09:45 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the community at the annual awards dinner Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The board of directors will present awards to member businesses from 2020 and 2022.
Celebrate magic of courage, love & adventure with 'Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic'
Thu, Oct 27th 2022 10:10 pm
Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas, snow-covered mountains and the marigold bridge in "Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic."
$30.1 million NYS funding milestone reached for Buffalo & Erie County beautification & improvement projects
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 11:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the achievement of a $30.1 million milestone in New York State support for projects to beautify and improve parklands and trail networks along the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway.
'Arctic: A Man Under the Ice' opens at Summit Park Mall site
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:05 am
A new event space at the former Summit Park Mall is hosting a wet and wild visual trip under a glacier. "Arctic: A Man Under the Ice," an interactive walking adventure featuring video immersion and physical exhibits, details the exploits of diver, filmmaker and photographer Mario Cyr as he and his team visit the Canadian arctic.
Artpark & Company shares record-breaking results from 2022 season
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:05 am
Artpark & Company on Tuesday announced its recently concluded 2022 season was "one of its strongest and programmatically rich" in recent history.
 

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