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Erie County: Sheriff Garcia honored for excellence in office
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 09:30 am
Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia, a Grand Island resident, was honored Thursday, April 21, by 100 Western New York civic leaders for his excellence in office as the 54th sheriff of Erie County.
Greater Niagara Frontier Council BSA and Iroquois Trail Council BSA to merge
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 10:10 am
The Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Buffalo, and the Iroquois Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Oakfield, announced that they will merge as of May 1 to form the new Western New York Scout Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America.
Celebrate spring at 10th annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:40 am
The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating its 10th year as a premier Western New York springtime celebration on April 29-30. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, The Buffalo History Museum, Friends of the Japanese Garden, and Music is Art will once again partner to host a celebration of the spring season and cherry blossoms in the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park.
Peach Queen prom dress giveaway
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 09:10 am
Jordan Brooks, the 2022-23 Niagara County Peach Queen, has been collecting donated prom Dress for the past two months. She currently has over 50 dresses available in all sizes for high school seniors who need a dress for their special prom night.
Smelt Fest is back!
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 12:30 pm
We are excited to find a partner with The Griffon Brewery & Gastropub (115 S. Water St., Lewiston) to host the next Smelt Festival on Friday, May 26, beginning at 5 p.m.
Enhance your garden this spring with Buffalo Zoo Poo
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 07:00 am
Tend, a sustainable product brand owned by NOCO, in partnership with the Buffalo Zoo, is giving gardeners an opportunity to add a local, and sustainable, twist to their gardens this spring with the launch of Buffalo Zoo Poo compost.
NCCC welcomes community to open house and student showcase
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 09:55 am
For anyone considering a college education or workforce opportunity, make sure to add the following Niagara County Community College (NCCC) events to your calendar!
Tyler Perry turns to UB sociologist ahead of WWII movie on groundbreaking military unit
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
Brenda Moore, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo associate professor of sociology, wrote a letter to Oprah Winfrey in 1996 to share news with the talk show host about the publication of her book, "To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War II."
Maid of the Mist launches 2023 season
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 10:00 am
A sure sign that summer is in sight is the announcement that the all-electric Maid of the Mist vessels James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla Maid set sail at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, marking the start of the 2023 season. One of North America's longest continually running tourist attractions, this will be the 138th consecutive year the Maid has provided guests from around the world with iconic views of Niagara Falls.
Former Buffalo Bills player Stevie Johnson releases second children's book
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
Former Buffalo Bills player Stevie Johnson is gearing up for yet another children's book release with the help of Buffalo-based co-author Charles Roberts III and illustrator Zachary McCabe. This book - "Freddy J Makes His Play" - features another former Bills player Fred Jackson telling the story of how he overcame long odds to become a fan-favorite and build his professional legacy.
Buffalo's Best Kielbasa contest winners announced
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
Buffalo's Best Kielbasa contest was back to crown the best homemade sausagemakers in Western New York. The culinary showdown took place Saturday at Flying Bison Brewing Co., kicking off the "Pils, Pierogi & Polka" event. Attendees enjoyed samples of smoked kielbasa, horseradish and Polish mustard from Bacik Foods.
Messy Monday: Village of Lewiston DPW tends to half-dozen watermain breaks - and 7th on Wednesday
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:30 am
Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works employees reportedly were out until 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, dealing with a rash of watermain breaks that occurred Monday.
'AuSome Aquarium' returns Friday
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:10 pm
Families impacted by autism spectrum disorder are invited to visit the Aquarium of Niagara after hours to enjoy special programming in a supportive environment.
Community impacts lives at Niagara Gospel Mission
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 10:00 am
Niagara Gospel Mission, 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls, has had a huge impact on the people of Niagara Falls, and wants to thank the community for making it possible.
Niagara University shows 'Power of Our Voice' to end gender-based violence
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:35 pm
Hundreds of Niagara University students, faculty and staff were joined by members of the community on March 30 to "Take Back the Night." The annual event, now in its sixth year, aims to end gender-based violence in all forms, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
New York Power Authority fishing piers open for 2023 season
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 12:50 pm
NYPA fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, are now open for the season. The fish cleaning station and handicap access elevator at the dam site will also be available provided that temperatures remain above freezing.
A little church trying to make a big difference
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 11:45 am
Recently, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilson presented local shut-ins, past church members who are no longer able to attend Mass, and low-income individuals, with a little good will and a sure sign of spring. Over 50 people were presented with hand-crocheted baskets, each containing blooming crocuses, along with chocolates donated by Park Side in Buffalo.
Easter egg hunt at Fort Niagara State Park
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:40 am
Come one, come all to a good, old-fashioned Easter egg hunt to be held at Fort Niagara State Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8.
Higgins & Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan honor more than 75 local Vietnam veterans
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, along with Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan, held a ceremony Monday recognizing the service of Western New York Vietnam veterans. During the event, more than 75 local veterans each received an American Vietnam War 50th anniversary commemorative lapel pin.
'Rhythm and Brews': Musical beer & food tasting, Kleinhans Music Hall benefit, returns June 16
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
Kleinhans Music Hall announced its annual fundraiser, "Rhythm and Brews," will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 16, in the Mary Seaton Room at the famed Buffalo venue.
HEAP emergency assistance still available for NYSEG customers
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 03:55 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) is reminding customers of payment options, budget billing, and energy efficiency programs to help manage their bills. Late payment charge suspension will continue until April 15, and the company will not disconnect residential customers through March 27.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops: Elizabeth Mamot named 2023 chair, 40th birthday celebration in the works
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 01:15 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced Elizabeth Mamot, owner of travel planning agency Aventra, was elected chair for the 2023 event - which marks 40 years since the first iteration of the festival. Mamot will lead the planning efforts for the Taste of Buffalo, taking place July 8-9 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Styx returning to Artpark Amphitheater on June 2
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 10:30 am
One of the biggest draws from the original "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series, rock band Styx will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater on Friday, June 2. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Students work teddy bear clinic
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 07:00 am
The health occupation technician seniors in Laura Vendryes class at Niagara Career and Technical Education Center (NCTEC) conducted a teddy bear clinic recently with the early childhood education class' preschool. The intention was to help the preschool students become more comfortable when they interact with medical professionals.
Being sleepless in Seattle, Buffalo - or anywhere - may spell trouble for your heart
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 12:25 pm
Scientific researchers have noticed a marked increase in heart attacks and strokes in the days following the change to daylight saving time each spring. However, the American Heart Association, the leading global health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, says losing sleep anytime can be a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Araujo named dean of UB School of Dental Medicine
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 11:35 am
Marcelo W.B. Araujo, D.D.S., Ph.D., an internationally recognized clinical researcher and epidemiologist who currently serves as chief science officer of the American Dental Association (ADA) and CEO of the ADA Science & Research Institute (ADASRI), has been appointed dean of the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine.
Niagara County to host Agribusiness Outreach Forum
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 10:50 am
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development will host the 2023 Agribusiness Outreach Forum from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Training Center, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. This is a free event, but attendees must register at https://www.niagaracountybusiness.com/featured-events.
For 10th year, lawyers 'band' together to support ASI's 'Give for Greatness'
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:50 am
The 10th annual "Lawyers for the Arts" fundraiser to benefit ASI's "Give for Greatness" program will take place from 1-5:30 p.m. March 25 at The Stage, 8166 Main St., Williamsville. Tickets are general admission and available now on Eventbrite.
Destination Niagara USA launches Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:45 am
Destination Niagara USA, the destination marketing organization for Niagara County, is seeking nominations for the inaugural Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards.
Whose fish (fry) will swim to the top - and whose will flop?
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 10:10 am
As part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, vote for the restaurant serving your favorite fish fry. The eatery with the most votes will be featured in The Niagara County Tribune/Sentinel and Island Dispatch, with additional content posted at www.wnypapers.com.
Niagara Falls: New Dipson Capitol Theatre receives positive response from moviegoers
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 11:00 am
Capitol Theatre in Niagara Falls welcomed scores of moviegoers last weekend, with approximately 345 people turning out to see Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania."
How to deal with ice and freezing rain
Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 03:45 pm
The forecast for Western and Central New York region includes snow, sleet and freezing rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning. As the weather turns, AAA Western and Central New York has helpful tips for drivers.
Niagara SPCA honors Lloyd and other departed pets
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 04:45 pm
The community came together to remember, pray and reflect upon the life of Lloyd, a pitbull dog who touched the lives of so many, who died on Jan. 11. Lloyd was honored Monday as part of the Niagara SPCA's second annual "Celebration of Life" Illuminated Memorial Ceremony, held at Otto Redanz Funeral Home.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital presents DAISY Award to Schuey
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently presented the DAISY Award to Theresa Schuey, R.N., a nurse in the Clearview Treatment Services unit of the hospital.
Higgins: $500,000 in federal funding to support cancer screenings at Community Health Center of Buffalo
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $500,000 was awarded to the Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB). Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Accelerated Cancer Screening program, the grant is designed to improve access to screenings and early detection in Western New York's underserved communities.
'Birds on the Niagara 2023' is Feb. 17-20
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
North America's only international winter birding festival is proud to announce the sixth annual "Birds on the Niagara" will be held from Friday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 20.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free chronic pain self-management workshop
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free chronic pain self-management workshop. The six-week workshop is scheduled on Thursdays, March 30, through May 4, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the North Tonawanda Public Library.
FeedMore WNY calls on community members to 'Spread the Love' with peanut butter drive
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 08:15 pm
FeedMore WNY is calling on the Western New York community to collect donations of peanut butter for its "Spread the Love" food drive.
Niagara Pride announces return of four major WNY LGBTQ+ events in 2023
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:40 am
Niagara Pride announced the return of four LGBTQ+ events in WNY for 2023, with a focus on LGBTQ+ health, businesses, inclusion and community.
Best deal for 'Best 12 Days of Summer': Erie County Fair passes to go on sale
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:45 pm
Back by popular request, the Erie County Agricultural Society will offer 12-day gate admission passes for the 183rd Erie County Fair for $60 (plus fees). The sale begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. The limited supply of passes will be available online only at www.ECFair.org. Passes allow one adult gate admission per day of the Erie County Fair.
 

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