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Easter egg hunt at St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 01:55 pm
St. Paul's Lutheran Church will hold an Easter egg hunt from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at 220 Young St., Wilson.
Study: Carbs, sugary foods may influence poor oral health
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 01:55 pm
The foods we eat on a regular basis influence the makeup of the bacteria - both good and bad - in our mouths. And researchers are finding that this collective of bacteria known as the oral microbiome likely plays a large role in our overall health, in addition to its previously known associations with tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Erie County Fair welcomes Trace Adkins with special guests Terri Clark and Lonestar
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 01:55 pm
The Erie County Fair is bringing three top name country artists together for one night in The Buffalo News Grandstand. Trace Adkins with special guests Terri Clark and Lonestar are set to perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.
'Backroads Blues Festival' featuring Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram coming to Artpark Aug. 16
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 12:25 pm
The "Backroads Blues Festival," featuring Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, is coming to the Artpark Amphitheater at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Northwest Jazz Festival announces headliners
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 12:25 pm
After an unexpected two-year hiatus, the Northwest Jazz Festival returns to historic Lewiston Aug. 26-27. The event will highlight local, international and North American jazz artists including Sally Terrell, John di Martino, Stacey Kent, Corrine Mammana, Allison Au, Emmet Cohen and Joey DeFrancesco.
Foghat to perform at Riviera Theatre
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Foghat will perform in North Tonawanda at the Riviera Theatre at 8 p.m. April 16. Tickets are on sale for the show, which also features Head East.
Higgins announces 'critical federal funding' to keep USS The Sullivans afloat
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Paul Marzello, president and CEO of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, to announce $490,000 in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park.
'Taste of the Arts': A 60th anniversary celebration of Young Audiences of WNY
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Young Audiences of WNY is commemorating its 60th anniversary in the Western New York region with a weeklong celebration culminating in the "Taste of the Arts," an evening of art, food, drinks and community. This celebration coincides with National Young Audiences Week, which celebrates the significant contribution of cultural education of children throughout the U.S.
2nd booster doses for COVID-19 vaccine available from Erie County Department of Health clinics
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent update to COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations, and New York State Department of Health approval, the Erie County Department of Health is offering free second booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines to all who are eligible.
Niagara Arts Guild slates April meeting
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
The guest artist for the April 8 meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild is sculptor/welder Matt Retzlaff. His works use metal parts to create new structures.
The Tool Library & WNY Trash Mob present Earth Day Cleanup contest
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
The Tool Library and WNY Trash Mob have officially opened registration for their citywide Earth Day cleanup competition, scheduled from Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24.
Social Security Administration to resume in-person services at local offices
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:40 pm
Statement from Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi:
NYS Office of Mental Health announces funding to strengthen suicide prevention efforts for veterans & uniformed personnel
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:40 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced funding for a new initiative to strengthen resiliency and suicide prevention efforts among military veterans and uniformed personnel, including law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical service members, and corrections officers.
Date set for Niagara County correction officer examination
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:40 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti is announced the 2022 Niagara County correction officer examination enrollment period has begun.
Kevin James to perform stand-up routine at Kleinhans Music Hall
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 03:05 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall will welcome comedian Kevin James to the main stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday and will be available online at and by phone at 716-885-5000.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Colin Jost announced as part of July entertainment at Fallsview
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 03:05 pm
The list of must-see performers at Fallsview Casino Resort keeps growing, as entertainment ramps up at the Avalon Theatre.
'Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)' from Tommy Iceland featuring Ukrainian worship leader Mark Sergeev & 9-year-old Kate Zarubaiko to directly help people of Ukraine
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 03:05 pm
It was a couple of days after the war began in Ukraine that Tommy Iceland, an Iceland-born, Sweden-raised, and now Nashville-based songwriter was prompted by God to record "Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)."
Duff Goldman has sweet & savory recipes on Food Network's new series 'Duff: Ace of Taste'
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 03:05 pm
For the first time, Duff Goldman is in the kitchen sharing his favorite savory dishes and sweet desserts on Food Network's new daytime series "Duff: Ace of Taste," premiering Sunday, April 24 (noon ET/PT). Duff, known for his baking expertise on primetime, is now sharing his culinary skills as a classically trained chef by preparing flavorful and satisfying meals.
Ja Rule returns to Buffalo: Playing 'Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series' June 24
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 03:00 pm
The Rich Entertainment Group and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group, along with Ron Brantley of Stage One Live, announce Grammy-nominated hip-hop icon Ja Rule will play this summer's "Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series" at the Lakeside Event Lawn presented by the Upstate Honda Dealers. Ja Rule takes the stage Friday, June 24, with gates opening at 5 p.m.
Empire State Development: Buffalo manufacturer to invest over $5 million in east side facility
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:40 pm
Empire State Development announced Buffalo Wire Works Co. will invest more than $5 million for the renovation and expansion of its manufacturing facilities on Buffalo's east side. A global leader in manufacturing screening media and wear parts for the mining, aggregate and industrial markets, the manufacturer will retain 179 employees and create 25 new jobs at its Buffalo locations.
'Cannabis Conversations' is New York's first public education campaign on cannabis
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "Cannabis Conversations," New York state's first public health education campaign on cannabis to inform the public on the state's cannabis law, including who can consume, where to consume, and how to consume safely.
National Public Health Week observed April 4-10
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
National Public Health Week takes place from April 4-10, "marking a time to recognize the central role of public health in supporting health and safety for all," the Erie County Department of Health announced.
Niagara County seeks help of residents in completing health survey
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is working closely with the three local hospitals, its mental health and substance abuse department, and community partners - forming the Niagara County Community Health Workgroup - to "identify priority areas to build a plan to improve the health of our communities." The workgroup is conducting a collaborative community health assessment to understand the health needs and concerns of the local communities.
Evergreen Health opens new primary & specialty care practice in Cheektowaga
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
Evergreen Health announced its newest practice, located at 7 Community Drive in Cheektowaga, is now open. It noted the opening of Evergreen's first Cheektowaga location is the result of its acquisition of Aspire of WNY's primary care practice, and includes a new group of employees and the addition of 1,400 patients to its patient population.
More than $38 million awarded in round XI of Regional Economic Development Council Initiative
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $38 million has been awarded to support 47 priority projects across New York through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
NYS Department of State: Additional $4 million available to local governments for efficiency initiatives through countywide shared services program
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
The New York State Department of State announced the availability of $4 million in funding designed to aid local governments in their efforts to implement efficiency and cost-saving measures that were identified under a previously submitted countywide shared services initiative (CWSSI) plan, but never implemented or completed.
Obituary: Edward George Foley II
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 12:00 pm
Edward George Foley II entered into rest on March 28, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Alene Vincent Foley; devoted father to Cole; loving son to the late Edward George Foley and Carol McKay; and survived by a dear sister, Lisa Mediak, and a niece, Lilli Mediak.
Sure sign of spring: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opens in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 11:55 am
Hibbard's is open! Lewiston's world-famous, Barenaked Ladies-endorsed sweet shop served its first custard of the season at one minute to 11 on Monday morning. Joe Woodbury of the Tuscarora Reservation was first in line.
Gas prices drop slightly; planned release of oil reserves aids in price drop
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:25 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.19, down 6 cents change from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.87. The New York state average is 4.29, down 6 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.90.
Old Fort Niagara celebrates National Laundry Day
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:25 am
Most Americans think of April 15 as tax day; the date has another, more obscure designation, however.
Niagara County Department of Health holding free rabies clinic in Town of Porter
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:25 am
The Niagara County Department of Health is holding a free rabies clinic at the Town Porter Highway Garage, 1800 Braley Road, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 9. These hours changed to afternoon (from previous postings) in order to accommodate staffing.
To boost or not to boost? UB's Russo discusses what new FDA guidelines mean
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:25 am
The FDA's approval last week of a fourth COVID-19 shot is injecting additional questions into the conversation over who should get which booster and when.
'Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions in Western New York' at CAM
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:20 am
"Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions in Western New York" is a documentary video series celebrating local expressions of Armenian culture and heritage. The series is produced by the folk arts program at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University and the Buffalo Documentary Project.
First female officer leads New York Air National Guard
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced Brig. Gen. Denise Donnell, a Clifton Park resident, is taking over duties as the commander of the 5,900-member New York Air National Guard, the aerial militia arm of the New York National Guard.
Win $60,000 with Tops 'Rip It & Bling' 'Monopoly' game
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 07:00 am
Tops is not only be celebrating its 60th anniversary, but kicking off the 13th season of "Monopoly" with the return of its popular "Rip It & Bling" game.
DEC announces availability of in-person hunter education course opportunities
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced in-person hunter education classes are being offered throughout New York this spring in advance of the May 1 opener of spring turkey season.
National Grid reminds customers to call 811 before digging
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 07:00 am
Knowing where underground utility lines are buried before you dig can prevent serious injury, property damage and service interruptions from accidental damage to electric, gas, telephone, water, sewer, cable or fiber optic systems. Before undertaking yardwork and other activities that involve digging, National Grid reminds customers to follow the law and call 811 so that local utilities can mark the location of underground lines. The service is available free of charge.
Hochul announces eligibility for second COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Sat, Apr 2nd 2022 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced eligibility for second coronavirus vaccine booster doses. Eligible New Yorkers may receive an mRNA vaccine - either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine - for their second booster shot.
Friends remember Grand Island resident Dorothy Bitner
Sat, Apr 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Friends of the late Dorothy Bitner held a memorial service on March 18 at the Bible Fellowship Center in her honor.
GIHS to host spring job fair
Sat, Apr 2nd 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School business department is seeking businesses that are hiring to come to a spring job fair from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Participating businesses will have a table in the large cafeteria. Students will be able to interview and discuss positions for summer employment.

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