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Higgins announces winners of Congressional Art Competition
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the winners of the Congressional Art Competition, which features the artwork of Western New York high school students and those across the country. The 2023 grand prizewinner from Higgin's district is Kenmore East High School student Ava Valkwitch for her oil painting titled "Reinstein Woods."
Hochul & Buffalo Mayor Brown: May 14th Memorial Commission to begin public engagement campaign
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the May 14th Memorial Commission will begin a public engagement campaign seeking the input of the community on siting and design of a future memorial.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds people to wear their bike helmets
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
'Silo City Reading Series' 2023 season announced
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm
The 11th season of the "Silo City Reading Series," a multigenre celebration of poetry, music and art held in Marine A - a 130-foot-high abandoned grain silo at the edge of the Buffalo River - kicks off June 10 with an event headlined by National Book Award Finalist poet Solmaz Sharif, author of "Customs" (Graywolf Press, 2022) and Tyrone Williams, University at Buffalo professor and David Gray Chair of Poetry & Letters. Tickets, offered for $10, are available at
CAM: New Niagara University student-curated exhibition showcases works of local potter
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has a new student-curated exhibition, "Shaping Nature," by Buffalo-based Japanese potter Junko McGee that explores the relationship between nature and artistry, on view through Oct. 29. "Shaping Nature" is McGee's first solo exhibition, curated by Niagara University's exhibiting cultures class, led by senior lecturer and CAM Curator of Folk Arts Edward Y. Millar.
Buffalo AKG Art Museum announces lineup for 'Lipsey Summer Jazz at the AKG'
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm
"Lipsey Summer Jazz at the AKG" is presented by The Stanford and Judith Lipsey Foundation. Concerts take place on the museum's Delaware stairs overlooking Hoyt Lake. Admission is free. Limited paid parking is available in the museum's parking lot. There is also parking available on the roads surrounding the Buffalo AKG.
Yung Gravy added to concert lineup at Erie County Fair
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The Erie County Fair announced rapper Yung Gravy and special guest BBNO$ (pronounced "baby no money") will bring their party music to The Buffalo News Grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 12.
Expanded financial assistance available to Medicare beneficiaries
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) urged income-eligible Medicare beneficiaries to apply for up to $7,300 annually in financial assistance through an expansion in the Medicare savings program (MSP).
'Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony' to enchant fans at OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The tulips may only just be in bloom; however, fans can look forward to an enchanting evening during the holiday season with "Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony" at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 23.
2023 'Best NY Burger' winner is Syracuse's Ale `n Angus Pub's bacon grilled cheeseburger
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The New York Beef Council asked a simple question in April, "Who has the 'Best NY Burger' "? After many nominations, votes and debates, this question has been answered through the taste buds of consumers and the final tasting efforts of a panel of judges.
NW Board of Ed to meet
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held May 17 will begin at 6 p.m. with anticipated executive session. The public meeting is expevted to begin at 7 p.m. in the High School Adult Learning Center, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Structure fire in Wilson
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
On May 8, at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received multiple 911 calls reporting a possible residential structure fire at 23 Joshua Drive in the Town of Wilson. It was advised that heavy smoke was coming from a manufactured home in the Rainbow Mobile Home Park.
NCCC announces 2023 commencement speaker
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
Niagara County Community College President William J. Murabito announced Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie will deliver the keynote address at the college's 59th annual commencement ceremony.
Take 2: Ransomville Speedway opening night set for Friday
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
It finally looks like Mother Nature is going to cooperate with the Ransomville Speedway to get the 65th season of racing at the "Big R" underway this coming Friday night.
Niagara County makes residents aware of road survey work on Wolcottsville & Royalton Center roads
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The Niagara County Department of Public Works is making residents aware it has contracted with Frandina Engineering and Land Surveying to perform land surveying for a future infrastructure improvement project along Wolcottsville Road and Royalton Center Road (between Akron Road, Route 93 to Ernest Road).
Helping the homeless
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
Four members of the Ridgewood Bible Church on Ridge Road assisted Lockport CARES Homeless Shelter by volunteering to help keep the shelter tidy and clean. Members spent many hours helping with spring cleaning of the interior of the home at 188 Genesee St., and aiding with lawn maintenance and mowing.
2023 NFL schedule to be released Thursday
Mon, May 8th 2023 04:55 pm
The National Football League announced today that the 2023 NFL Schedule powered by AWS will be released on NFL Network,, the NFL app and NFL+ on Thursday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ET.
UB: State budget boosts university's flagship status, Top 25 ambitions
Mon, May 8th 2023 02:00 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi thanked Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers for finalizing a new state budget that supports UB's role as New York state's flagship university, and ambitions to be one of the top 25 public research universities in the nation by growing the depth and breadth of its research and providing extraordinary educational experiences to its students.
Area police agencies to again honor officers killed on duty
Mon, May 8th 2023 02:00 pm
After a three-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, law enforcement agencies from Western New York and Southern Ontario are resuming a 23-year-old tradition of honoring officers killed in the line of duty, at an interfaith memorial service.
Grand Island School District issues absentee voting information
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:55 pm
The Grand Island Central School District issued the following information with respect to obtaining an absentee ballot for the school budget and trustee election on Tuesday, May 16.
Notice of Village of Lewiston public hearing
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:55 pm
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Municipal Building, at 145 N 4th Street, Lewiston, NY 14092 to update the approved 2023-2024 Village Budget.
Gin Blossoms & Sugar Ray announce coheadlining summer tour, stop at OLG Stage at Fallsview
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:45 pm
Gin Blossoms and Sugar Ray have announced their co-headlining summer tour with special guests Tonic and Fastball. The 12-date trek kicks off Thursday, Aug. 31, in Wisconsin, and will see the "Hey Jealousy" and "Every Morning" hitmakers, respectively, take amphitheater and theater stages across the Midwest and East Coast - with additional dates to be announced.
Fallsview Casino Resort to welcome KC & the Sunshine Band
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:40 pm
KC & the Sunshine Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
In Buffalo, Hochul highlights $1 billion plan to overhaul state's continuum of mental health care
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday highlighted her $1 billion multiyear investment to "overhaul the state's continuum of mental health care and drastically reduce the number of New Yorkers with unmet mental health needs."
Niagara County Legislator Voccio, County Clerk Jastrzemski to host 'Veterans Services Day'
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio and Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski have teamed up to host a "Veterans Services Day" for veterans in Niagara Falls and surrounding communities.
WNY Women's Foundation to host 'What She's Made Of' at Highmark Stadium
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:35 pm
The WNY Women's Foundation will present "What She's Made Of" 2023 on May 22 at Highmark Stadium, with 350 guests anticipated.
Catholic Charities: Appeal 2023 HOPE Day is Wednesday, May 17
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:45 am
HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal, is Wednesday, May 17, across Western New York. The first $111,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar from generous donors including Delaware North, Energy Mark, and Thomann Asphalt Paving. All funds go toward the annual Appeal's $9.5 million goal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the "Fund for the Faith."
Kearns urges motorists to look twice: May is Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:45 am
Motorcycle riders across Erie County are tuning up their bikes and getting ready for the riding season on the open road. Motorcycles are inexpensive to purchase, fuel efficient, fun to ride and easy to park. In Erie County alone, there are more than 21,000 registered riders who use their motorcycles for commuting, touring and other recreational activities.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA welcomes Roadside Diner
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:45 am
A new fast-service restaurant is joining the food court at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA (1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls), as local favorite Roadside Diner is set to open its doors. The restaurant offers a menu of hand-formed burgers, a variety of hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, fries and other sides, as well as milkshakes and floats.
Boom Days Buffalo returns May 20
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:45 am
Boom Days Buffalo, an annual celebration of Spring marking the removal of the ice boom, is happening from 2:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Silo City in Buffalo. The full list of events, times, and locations can be found at Tickets are $10 and are available at
Friends of the Lewiston Library speaker series presents 'The Secret of The Hardy Boys'
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:15 am
The story of the world's best-selling series for young readers is also the story of Leslie McFarlane, the hidden ghost writer whose nimble mind and tap-dancing fingers helped make the "Hardy Boys" books an astonishing and long-lasting success.
Twin Cities Meals on Wheels celebrates 50th year
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:15 am
If you like garage, rummage and estate sales, enjoy looking around to see what's on sale, seeking a bargain or maybe just for fun, then the 50th anniversary June Jordan Memorial Garage Sale is for you.
Hall of Champions Awards presented
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:15 am
Congratulations to Niagara Career and Technical Education Center's SkillsUSA adviser and math teacher Julie Roloff! Roloff, pictured, recently received the Hall of Champions Award at the New York State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Competition in Syracuse.
Erie County: Citizen Preparedness Corps training events scheduled at 5 different public libraries
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) recently announced five training sessions will be held later this month for local residents "to learn how to properly prepare for any type of disaster."
ABC News Digital debuts multimedia project 'Buffalo: Healing from Hate - One Year Later'
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
ABC News announced ABC News Digital's "Buffalo: Healing from Hate - One Year Later," a multimedia project chronicling the one-year mark of the May 14, 2022, mass shooting that claimed the lives of 10 people at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo.
Auer, Kirk winners of 56th Hewitt Scholar/Athlete Awards
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
Sophia Auer of Lewiston-Porter and Alec Kirk of Starpoint were named winners of the 56th Thomas E. Hewitt Scholar/Athlete Awards. Each received a $2,500 scholarship. The awards were presented by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in a ceremony held at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club. The program was sponsored by the Mount St Mary's Hospital Foundation.
Safety first for prom and graduation season
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
It's prom season across Western and Central New York, which means more teen drivers will be out and about. While prom is a celebration and a rite of passage, it can be a dangerous night on the roads. AAA is reminding teens, parents and educators to plan ahead to prevent prom and graduation season from turning deadly.
Gas prices and demand slow down; fear of global recession brings oil prices down
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.54, down seven cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.32. The New York state average is $3.68, down three cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.51.
National Travel and Tourism Week 2023: AAA works to move travel forward
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is underway and runs through May 13. The annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry spotlights the essential role that travel will play in driving economic growth and innovation through the theme #TravelForward.
HAL meeting on 'Wicked Niagara; The Sinister Side of the Niagara Frontier'
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next program is titled "Wicked Niagara; The Sinister Side of the Niagara Frontier." Lorna MacDonald Czarnota will present this event at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.

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