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US Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District welcomes new commander
Fri, Jul 19th 2024 09:35 am
Lt. Col. Robert Burnham, a Beaufort, South Carolina, native and a veteran of the Afghanistan war, assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, on July 18.
Niagara Gospel Mission serves WNY food favorites to those in need in Niagara Falls on 716 Day
Wed, Jul 17th 2024 06:00 pm
The Niagara Gospel Mission served a beef on weck lunch and pizza and wings dinner to the homeless community of Niagara Falls on Tuesday to celebrate the foods of Western New York.
Niagara Wine & Food Festival at Academy Park
Mon, Jul 15th 2024 12:55 pm
The Niagara Wine & Food Festival returns to Academy Park in Lewiston on July 27-28. The 14th annual event is sponsored by the Niagara Wine Trail and will include two days of wine tasting: noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Teachers professional development workshop in Buffalo-Lewiston to focus on Great Lakes
Fri, Jul 12th 2024 11:00 am
New York Sea Grant and the Center for Great Lakes Literacy have announced 20 teachers and educators representing 17 school districts and organizations will participate in the first of five professional development workshops focused on New York's unique Great Lakes' ecosystem, species and climate.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls hosts first '(716) Day' Celebration
Mon, Jul 8th 2024 07:00 am
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, is hosting its first ever "(716) Day" event, on Tuesday, July 16, from noon to 2 p.m., in the mall's Center Court area, inside Entrance 2 (1900 Military Road).
Free, family-focused fun at Niagara County's 'Fresh Air Fridays'
Fri, Jul 5th 2024 11:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health, in partnership with P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids and the Healthy Moms Healthy Babies Coalition, are excited to share our "Fresh Air Friday" program. From July 5 until Aug. 30, we will be at various parks around Niagara County every Friday from 1-3 p.m.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Friendly Markets returns July 13 & 14
Mon, Jul 1st 2024 07:00 am
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Friendly Markets returns to downtown Buffalo for its 41st event on Saturday, July 13 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and Sunday, July 14 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). The nation's largest two-day food festival features culinary delights from 43 restaurants and food trucks, four New York state wineries, live local music and more along Delaware Avenue starting at Chippewa Street and continuing into Niagara Square.
Hochul announces progress toward enhancing Buffalo Harbor State Park
Fri, Jun 28th 2024 04:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced progress toward enhancing Buffalo Harbor State Park with work underway on $47.5 million in new upgrades to the park. The project includes a new spray ground, signature art sculpture and fountain, café/retail space, and park office, and will help provide Buffalo residents and Western New Yorkers with more options to safely cool off and escape the heat in a warming climate.
Niagara Academy graduates Class of 2024
Fri, Jun 28th 2024 04:10 pm
Congratulations to the 29 graduates from the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy! School Principal Roger Broeker, Assistant Principal Michelle Kulbago, and their staff were very excited to see the students get handed their diplomas by their school district's representatives.
Girl Scouts of WNY celebrates outstanding youth volunteer with President's Volunteer Lifetime Service Award
Fri, Jun 28th 2024 04:05 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) is delighted to announce that one of its dedicated youth members has been honored with the prestigious President's Volunteer Lifetime Service Award.
'Savory Summer' food contest: Is your restaurant the best?
Mon, Jun 24th 2024 11:10 am
Niagara Frontier Publications is once again looking for Western New York's top warm-weather places to eat - and their very best foodstuffs.
Red Cross: 'Be a powerful force for good' this summer
Mon, Jun 24th 2024 10:10 am
As the busy Fourth of July holiday week gets closer, the American Red Cross asks donors to "be a powerful force for good" by giving blood or platelets now and in the weeks to come.
Despite rise in temperatures, gas prices keep it cool
Mon, Jun 24th 2024 10:10 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.45, no change from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.58. The New York state average is $3.58, down 2 cents from last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.70.
Extremely hot weather will put people and pets at risk of heat-related illness
Mon, Jun 17th 2024 11:45 am
Hot weather is expected this week in Western New York, starting Monday, June 17. The risks for heat-related illness this week are very real, especially since overnight temperatures will not provide much relief.
Erie County invests $5.9 million in opioid settlement funding to 25 programs
Mon, Jun 17th 2024 10:45 am
Erie County is announcing $5.9 million in competitive awards from opioid settlement funding. These funds will support programs that align with opioid settlement terms for prevention, treatment, recovery and supportive services, along with a comprehensive media marketing campaign for awareness and other public health goals.
Niagara Celtic Festival announces music lineup
Mon, Jun 17th 2024 07:00 am
The Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival has announced the lineup of national and regional bands for its 23rd event, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at the Niagara County Fairgrounds in Lockport (at "halfway to St. Patrick's Day"). Join the thousands of people who attend each year, where everyone is "Celtic" for the weekend. Coincidently, the location is "halfway" between Buffalo and Rochester, just a one-hour drive from each.
The Plant Shack shines light on Niagara Wheatfield student artwork
Mon, Jun 10th 2024 11:55 am
The vivid bright greens inside The Plant Shack were accompanied by myriad colors Saturday afternoon, as the shop hosted the third annual "Paintings & Pottery" event. Art from 130 Niagara Wheatfield High School students filled the Lewiston store as the culmination of six studio in art and ceramics classes.
Fishing and Outdoors in WNY: Free kids fishing events this month
Fri, Jun 7th 2024 11:00 am
As I watched the young man ride his bicycle past me down Hyde Park Boulevard, I could not help but notice a few things.
Embrace the magic of family in all-new adventure in 'Disney On Ice Presents Frozen & Encanto'
Wed, Jun 5th 2024 08:15 pm
For the first time, "Disney On Ice" invites families to step inside the magical adventures of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Frozen," the No. 1 animated feature of all time, and Disney Animation's "Encanto," the 2022 Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe Award winner for Best Animated Feature, as they come to life like never before.
USAN announces installation of new 'NF NY' sculpture on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 5th 2024 05:50 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) announced the installation of the "NF NY" sculpture on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls, a permanent exhibit that will offer a new visitor attraction for the 9.4 million people who visit Niagara Falls each year.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake returns for 22nd year
Mon, Jun 3rd 2024 11:00 am
The Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake is back for its 22nd year. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 12, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club, come rain or shine. The longtime fundraiser benefits Niagara Hospice, and allows the community the chance to enjoy the summer season in an ideal way, out on the open water, all while giving back to Niagara Hospice.
Ransomville celebrations include parade, faire
Fri, May 31st 2024 11:00 am
The Town of Porter "Hometown Heroes" banners are returning for 2024; enjoyable weather is once again upon us; and the annual Ransomville Flag Day Parade and Community Faire will return to the hamlet starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8.
Overfield & Billoni recognize Hank Aaron's contributions to baseball, Buffalo
Wed, May 29th 2024 07:55 pm
Outside the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum last Friday, we met a graceful Billye Aaron, the widow of Henry Lewis "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron to present a plaque, titled, "Henry Aaron's Connection with Buffalo, New York." It was one day after a bronze statue of her husband was unveiled, and moments before the ribbon would be cut on the museum's newest exhibit, "The Souls of the Game: The Voices of Black Baseball."
Josh Allen challenges fans to help match his $117,000 donation to Oishei Children's Hospital
Sat, May 25th 2024 12:40 pm
117 holes of golf probably sounds like a lot ... because it is!
United Way of Greater Niagara celebrates successful 'Battle of the Banks' fundraising event
Fri, May 24th 2024 12:10 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara is thrilled to announce the overwhelming success of its "Battle of the Banks" fundraising event, held Wednesday at Brickyard Brewing Company in Lewiston. The event brought together local banks, community members and supporters in a spirited competition to raise funds for vital community youth programs.
Castellani Art Museum unveils 'Colors Sing to Me: The Life and Art of Polly King'
Mon, May 20th 2024 12:50 pm
The Castellani Art Museum, in collaboration with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, is honored to present "Colors Sing to Me: The Life and Art of Polly King." This exhibition, which spans May 22 to Sept. 1, stands as a poignant homage and homecoming for an artist deeply intertwined with the heart and history of Niagara Falls.
Taste of Buffalo announces participating restaurants for its annual festival
Thu, May 16th 2024 01:20 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced 44 restaurants and food trucks and four wineries will participate in the 41st annual celebration of Buffalo's food scene, which will be held July 13 and 14 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces 2024-25 Frey Electric Season at Shea's 710 Theatre
Wed, May 15th 2024 08:30 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the 2024-25 Frey Electric Season at Shea's 710 Theatre. The season opens during the Theatre District Association's annual "Curtain Up" celebration and includes "Disney's Newsies" produced by the D'Youville Kavinoky Theatre; "Forbidden Broadway," presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino; "Dial M for Murder," directed by Road Less Traveled Productions; and "Legally Blonde" produced by MusicalFare Theatre.
Niagara County Legislator Christopher McKimmie secures funding for AEDs to enhance community safety
Wed, May 15th 2024 08:30 am
Niagara County Legislator Christopher McKimmie secured $3,500 in Community Partnership Funds to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for the Niagara Falls Police Athletic League (PAL). A check was presented to Niagara PAL Board President Phil Mohr and Treasurer Joe Maggi at A board meeting on Monday.
Village of Lewiston Board OKs several summer events
Fri, May 10th 2024 09:05 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston signed off on a series of summertime events as part of their work session on Monday. Included:
Jagow to receive 19th annual Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
The Rev. Wayne Jagow has been named the recipient of the 19th annual Key to the Locks Award. Organizers said Jagow was nominated and chosen for a lifetime of volunteer community service to residents and organizations of Niagara County.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Legacy in Pixels: AI Inspired by CAM's Treasures'
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:40 pm
The Castellani Art Museum (CAM) at Niagara University is proud to announce the opening of "Legacy in Pixels: AI Inspired by CAM's Treasures," a student pop-up exhibition that showcases the unique intersection of traditional art and cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI).
Erie County Fair & James E. Strates Shows commemorate 100-year partnership
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Today marks 100 days until the 2024 Erie County Fair!
DiMino's Lewiston Tops adds LEGO section
Fri, Apr 26th 2024 11:00 am
The DiMino family has long supported family playtime and activities in the River Region, whether it be sponsoring events, hosting gatherings or expanding the Academy Park bandshell. That commitment has grown with the recent addition of a large LEGO section inside of Tops.
Jazz Festival Scholarship application available online
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 04:30 pm
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors will offer a $1,000 scholarship to an Erie County or Niagara County high school/college student who will begin or continue their music studies as a full-time student at a college or university.
New Hallmark Channel film shines spotlight on Niagara Falls
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 11:55 am
The Hallmark Channel creates movies in picturesque locations around the world, treating viewers to magnificent bodies of water, sprawling beaches, lush green space, massive mountains, striking foliage - and, just recently, Niagara Falls.
2023-24 Buffalo Sabres season recap
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 08:45 pm
Niagara County partners with Sunnking for electronics recycling
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 08:40 pm
With Earth Day celebrated nationally this Monday, April 22, Niagara County is getting a jump on the festivities by partnering with Sunnking to host an electronics recycling event in Niagara Falls on Saturday. This is a free event open to all Niagara County residents, but registration is required.
Hochul celebrates New York state parks and historic sites centennial
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today celebrated the centennial of the State Council of Parks establishment on April 18, 1924. Landmarks across the state will be illuminated in "parks green" and "centennial gold," while a special centennial flag will be raised at parks and historic sites across the state to commemorate the day.
Hochul announces record tourism numbers during total solar eclipse
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced record-setting tourism numbers in New York from April 6-9 as visitors arrived for the total solar eclipse. Nearly 1 million people visited New York State Parks over that period, an increase of 45% compared to last year.

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