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'Walk for Kidney Health' will raise awareness and support patients
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
People with chronic kidney disease, transplant recipients, living donors and other members of Western New York's kidney community will come together at the "Walk for Kidney Health" on Sunday, Aug. 20. This year's event will be held at the Lakeside Complex of the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The "Walk for Kidney Health" helps to raise awareness about kidney issues, support individuals with health challenges, and fund programs throughout the year.
Diamonds in the Ruff gifted $50,000 for shelter expansion
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 09:00 am
More animals have a chance to find a good home, as Tito's Handmade Vodka recently donated $53,000 to Diamonds in the Ruff. This donation will help fund the expansion of a new rescue center in Lockport.
Arts & Culture Coalition of Niagara County emphasizes economic impact, appeals for operational support
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:45 pm
The Niagara County Legislature generously made time on its packed agenda Tuesday evening to address the important economic and community benefits of local arts and cultural organizations, a coalition of which are appealing to the legislature for annual operating support.
Fun(ner) Summer continues: Strates Shows midway returns to Erie County Fair
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 07:00 am
The James E. Strates Shows will again head to the Erie County Fair this August, commemorating 100 years in business and a "Centennial of Smiles." Strates Shows will bring over 70 rides, games and attractions to complete the mile-long midway in Hamburg.
Buffalo City Mission, Lloyd Taco Truck host 10th annual 'Christmas in July Luncheon'
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 04:00 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission and Lloyd Taco Truck hosted the 10th annual "Christmas in July Luncheon" at the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. The event provided nearly 200 meals, which were given to the men's ministry at the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise and the women's ministry located at Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor. All meals were donated in full by Lloyd Taco Truck.
Roller Rink at Canalside opens Aug. 11
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 11:30 am
Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announced roller-skating will return Friday, Aug. 11. In addition to regular, daily hours of operation, the Roller Rink at Canalside will again offer its popular group skate and party packages. The site will also host an activity zone with pop-up games, activities and a party tent.
'Courses in the Conservatory': Progressive dinner through Botanical Gardens
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens' popular dining event, "Courses in the Conservatory," returns for a fresh, summer, upscale spin on a farm-to-table dining experience from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
Sharing Niagara's history: County funding allows StoryAmerica series to expand
Fri, Jul 21st 2023 07:00 am
Last week, Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers visited with local tourism officials and historian interests from Youngstown and Ransomville to present $3,000 in county funding intended to further expand the area's historical past to outside visitors.
Project Connect Niagara offers 40-plus services to community
Fri, Jul 21st 2023 07:00 am
A one-day, one-stop event in Niagara Falls next week will bring more than 40 agencies and health providers together to help area residents who are in need of services.
'Thunder on the Niagara' returns to North Tonawanda's Gratwick Park
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association and Hydroplane Racing League of Canada are pleased to announce this year's "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event will return to Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, Aug. 5 and 6.
Strong summer start: Lewiston Council on the Arts draws big crowds
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 09:00 am
During five fabulous performances in 10 days, over 2,000 people came out to hear the Lewiston Council on the Arts' free outdoor concerts in Academy Park and the Hennepin Park Gazebo.
Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins announce $1.3 million EDA grant for NU's Academic Innovation Hub
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 09:35 am
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced Niagara University has been awarded a $1.3 million grant through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to bolster workforce development in Western New York.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding cornhole fundraising event
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County will host its second annual cornhole fundraiser, "Cornhole for a Cause," from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Davison Road Inn, 383 Davison Road, Lockport.
State park campground accommodations open for 2024 solar eclipse
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced people who want to experience a rare total solar eclipse in April 2024 can stay at seven State Park campgrounds that will open for the event. Her team said an early opening will help accommodate an expected influx of visitors heading to several regions of the state to witness the celestial event.
Aquarium of Niagara receives $30,000 for rescue exhibit
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 11:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara teamed up with Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union to host a community access day on June 24 in recognition of the aquarium's rescued seals: Lumiere, Della, Stryker and Medusa.
Niagara Hospice celebrates 10 years of Gran Fondo big ride & party on Aug. 5
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 03:30 pm
Niagara Hospice announced details for its annual Gran Fondo bicycle ride and after-party event being held Saturday, Aug. 5, on the Niagara Hospice campus located at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper starts construction on new 'Buffalo Blueway' site at Higgins Park
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 10:40 am
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper continues to enhance public access to our Western New York waterways with the continued expansion of the "Buffalo Blueway" this summer.
Townie Football Shop debuts in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 11:35 am
Research and Design has opened a second retail store in the Village of Lewiston. Townie Football Shop debuted on Saturday - just in time for GardenFest weekend - at 549 Center St. (the former Country Doctor location).
'Rainbow City Pride' is all-day Pride event in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:55 am
Pride month in WNY isn't complete until you join Niagara Pride and Old Falls Street for "Rainbow City Pride" 2023 on June 24. This event has something for everyone, and organizers encourage all of WNY to come check it out.
M&T Bank's 'Plaza Event Series' returns, bringing more live music to downtown Buffalo
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 12:20 pm
M&T Bank announced the "Plaza Event Series" will return for its 54th season, once again bringing live music and adding to the vibrancy of downtown Buffalo. From June 13 through Aug. 17, M&T invites the community to join it outside the headquarters at One M&T Plaza for free lunchtime concerts from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
AHA: Hundreds of Western New Yorkers prepared and empowered to perform CPR
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 10:10 am
Western New Yorkers are working to change the statistics around CPR. Seven in 10 people in America say they feel powerless to act in the face of a cardiac emergency.
AAA offers advice on washing wildfire ash off your car
Thu, Jun 8th 2023 09:25 pm
As wildfires continue to burn to our north, filling area skies with smoke and harmful soot, AAA is offering advice on preventing vehicle damage.
Destination Niagara USA to offer opportunity for small businesses in Niagara County
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
The Niagara Falls USA Official Visitor Center, operated by Destination Niagara USA, is launching a visitor connection promotion program to allow small local businesses the chance to tap into the surge of tourists that visit Niagara Falls in the summer.
Discover Niagara adds more routes for summer
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 10:15 am
It was announced new routes were added to the Discover Niagara Shuttle in 2023, as part of the kick off of the summer season at Old Fort Niagara on May 26.
ECHDC, Buffalo Boat Tours launch new 'Big Kahuna Boat' at Canalside
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Friday announced the christening of the "Big Kahuna," a new tiki tour boat docked at Canalside. The newly built, multi-hulled boat is the latest to be added to the fleet of Buffalo Boat Tours. It will carry passengers on daily scenic Buffalo waterfront trips.
Wild Kritters of Niagara County's annual basket raffle fundraising event is June 4
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
Wild Kritters of Niagara County has set the date and location of for its annual basket raffle. The fundraiser is set for Sunday, June 4, at the 3F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown. Tickets go on sale at noon, with the drawing beginning at 4 p.m.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 'Music Mondays' concert series
Fri, May 26th 2023 09:05 am
Once again, the Lewiston Council on the Arts has a stellar lineup of free concerts to fill your summer nights with song.
Recreational Festival raises awareness for inclusive programs & activities for children with special needs
Wed, May 24th 2023 08:00 pm
Parent Network of WNY's annual Recreational Festival sponsored by Northtown Auto, Prime Care Coordination, Robert Warner Center for Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation at Oishei Children's Hospital, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism is set from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. June 3.
Meet the artists chosen to participate in Hertel Alley Mural Fest
Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm
Arts Services Inc. (ASI) and Buffalo Common Council Member Joel P. Feroleto have announced the artists chosen to paint live mural art during the 2023 Hertel Alley Mural Fest, which will take place June 10-11. The festival is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, on Hertel Alley, which runs behind businesses from 1225 and 1301 Hertel Ave., in north Buffalo.
Ortt honors Wydysh as a 2023 New York State 'Woman of Distinction'
Wed, May 17th 2023 12:40 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt honored Rebecca Wydysh, chairwoman of the Niagara County Legislature, as the 2023 New York State Senate "Woman of Distinction" from the 62nd Senate District.
More than 300 graduates participated in NCCC's 59th commencement
Tue, May 16th 2023 06:30 pm
The 59th annual commencement ceremony at Niagara County Community College took place on Saturday, May 13, at the Sanborn campus. More than 300 students crossed the stage to receive their degree.
ECHDC, Be Our Guest announce Buffalo Waterfront summer season
Tue, May 16th 2023 12:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Be Our Guest, a subsidiary of Rich Entertainment Group, announced the initial 2023 summer season lineup of events at the Buffalo Waterfront. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, Canalside and the Outer Harbor will host over 100 events and programs.
Buffalo community remembers first anniversary of Tops shooting
Mon, May 15th 2023 09:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday announced nearly $10 million in investments and grant awards as part of the state's ongoing efforts to address the needs of the east Buffalo community. The day marked the one-year anniversary of the racially motivated attack at a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo.
Tuscarora business owner Beth Rickard named to NSBA Leadership Council
Fri, May 12th 2023 11:15 am
Beth Rickard from First Nations Copywriter, located on the Tuscarora Territory, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council.
'Sweet Expectations' to benefit FeedMore WNY
Wed, May 10th 2023 10:00 am
Guests will experience an evening of bubbly drinks, delectable dishes and divine desserts at "Sweet Expectations," to benefit FeedMore WNY.
Bruner Foundation's $5 million gift will support new center at UB
Wed, May 10th 2023 09:50 am
A decades-long partnership has resulted in a significant gift to the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning and will support the creation of a new research and educational center focused on innovative thinking and conversation about the role of design in cities.
Fall off in donations, increased demand challenge pantry program at Community Missions
Fri, May 5th 2023 10:30 am
The soaring cost of food, combined with a seasonal decline in donations, is challenging efforts by Community Missions of Niagara Frontier to provide critically needed support to those who need it most.
Village of Lewiston adopts budget, approves Alphonso I. DiMino Memorial Band Shell events
Fri, May 5th 2023 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board approved the new fiscal year budget at a work session on Monday.
John R. Oishei Foundation awards $400,000 to Jericho Road Vive Shelter
Mon, May 1st 2023 04:25 pm
Jericho Road Vive Shelter announced it was awarded $400,000 by the John R. Oishei Foundation. The Oishei Foundation grant to "A Path to Hope: The Campaign For Jericho Road Vive Shelter" will support Jericho Road in its effort to raise $6 million for the new Main Street location.
AAA advises bikers on insurance leading as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month begins
Mon, May 1st 2023 10:30 am
April was National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York recently reminded drivers to continue to put cell phones down throughout the year.

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