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Metz Culinary Management holds 'Ultimate Cake Competition' at Niagara University
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:05 am
Metz Culinary Management held its annual "Ultimate Cake Competition" at Niagara University in March. This year, eight student teams participated in decorating an 8-inch round cake, with students voting for the best design.
Gear up, have fun and earn a prize during National Bike Month
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:05 am
With May being National Bike Month, Independent Health is giving Western New Yorkers a chance to win a Bike Month prize pack.
NEEDTOBREATHE to perform at Erie County Fair in August
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:05 am
The Erie County Fair welcomes NEEDTOBREATHE to The Buffalo News Grandstand on Aug. 14.
Floral-themed evening of prayer at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:00 am
To celebrate the beauty of late spring transitioning into summer, the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara is inviting all interested Western New Yorkers to "Flowers In Bloom: God's Insight for Our Lives" from 4:45-8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, as part of the new ongoing "Evening of Prayer" series.
Grand Island: Structure heavily damaged from garage fire
Tue, May 2nd 2023 09:15 am
At 12:11 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, the Grand Island Fire Co. dispatch received a call of a structure fire on Sandy Beach Road. Within minutes, firefighters were on scene, reporting a 2.5-story wood frame house with a fully involved garage fire beginning to extend into the house.
Down syndrome fundraiser returns
Tue, May 2nd 2023 09:00 am
The Family and Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara is pleased to announce the return of the Down River Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk. The event will take place Saturday, June 3, at Fort Niagara State Park, managed by Its Your Race, Race Management Solutions.
Former jail deputy pleads guilty to crimes involving two different female victims
Tue, May 2nd 2023 09:00 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 42-year-old Robert M. Dee of Eden pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to one count of official misconduct and one count of criminal contempt in the second degree (class "A" misdemeanors).
Niagara Falls' Rock Burger a semifinalist in New York Beef Council 'Best NY Burger'
Tue, May 2nd 2023 08:45 am
New York burger lovers have narrowed down the search for this year's "Best NY Burger" one last time. After sifting through the abundant votes, voters have chosen this year's final four contestants in the contest to (in random order):
State buildings & landmarks lit in green for Mental Health Awareness Month
Mon, May 1st 2023 05:30 pm
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and hundreds of buildings across the nation will be lit in green - the color of mental health awareness - to mark the occasion and encourage people to learn more about mental wellness.
Higgins confirms US to lift COVID-19 vaccine mandate at Canadian border on May 11
Mon, May 1st 2023 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins said he has received confirmation from the White House that, on May 11, the U.S. will lift its requirement for Canadians crossing into America to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force meets to refocus efforts to prevent opioid poisoning deaths
Mon, May 1st 2023 04:40 pm
Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force members met at SUNY Erie Community College North Campus today for their first in-person meeting since 2020.
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.
'9-1-1' moving to ABC
Mon, May 1st 2023 03:20 pm
ABC announced today that the hit drama "9-1-1" will join the 2023-24 season at its new home on the network.
Amazon Freevee to stream 'The GOAT'; new competition series to find 'Greatest Reality Star of All Time'
Mon, May 1st 2023 03:10 pm
Grab your roses, tiki torches, dancing shoes, passports, wigs and whisks, and ready your game face, because the search for the "greatest reality show contestant" of all time is on!
Buffalo man sentenced for shooting homeless man outside his apartment in Black Rock
Mon, May 1st 2023 02:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 38-year-old Damien A. Morris of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 5 years in prison followed by 21/2 years of post-release supervision.
Ransomville Speedway's 65th season of operation starts this week
Mon, May 1st 2023 02:45 pm
Last week's inclement weather had Ransomville Speedway management quickly coming up with a plan to get the 2023 season underway for the "Big R" and "Little R."
Higgins & Kulpa announce investments in senior services
Mon, May 1st 2023 02:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa started Older Americans Month by announcing investments totaling more than $334,000 in programs and facilities serving senior citizens.
DEC announces new recreational fishing regulations for black sea bass & scup
Mon, May 1st 2023 02:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced new recreational saltwater fishing regulations that take effect immediately in New York's Marine and Coastal District. These regulatory changes are necessary for New York state to remain in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) by reducing recreational harvest of scup and black sea bass.
Lady A's 'Request Line Tour' headed to Shea's Buffalo Theatre Aug. 24
Mon, May 1st 2023 01:30 pm
Multi-Platinum band Lady A is inviting fans to join its "Request Line Tour." Each night, fans will experience the hit-packed set backed by rich harmonies the band is known for, while also interacting with the band in real time to directly request songs, making no two shows the same. Lady A has tapped longtime friend and collaborator Dave Barnes as direct support.
Get ready for a STEAMsational event at Niagara Power Vista
Mon, May 1st 2023 01:25 pm
Know a youngster interested in science and technology? Make a visit to the New York Power Authority's free "STEAM Ahead" career fair Saturday, May 6, and learn about space, glowing rocks, buried artifacts, the skilled trades, computer programming and more - all at the Niagara Power Vista.
New Era celebrates Buffalo roots on 59FIFTY Day
Mon, May 1st 2023 01:25 pm
It's the official cap of Major League Baseball, the National Football League and National Basketball Association. It's a cultural icon that has been celebrated in music, featured on screen and stage, and graced runways and red carpets.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opens Taylor Swift pop-up exhibit featuring wardrobe spanning the eras of her career
Mon, May 1st 2023 11:10 am
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a pop-up exhibit that displays a selection of iconic costumes worn by 12-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor Swift. Titled "Through Taylor Swift's Eras," the limited-run exhibit includes a total of 10 outfits that represent each of the artist's 10 albums, from 2006's "Taylor Swift" to 2022's "Midnights."
The OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino adds 'I Want My 80's Tour with Rick Springfield,' Old Dominion & Gipsy Kings
Mon, May 1st 2023 11:10 am
Just when you thought the entertainment performances couldn't get any better at Fallsview Casino, the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino has added three more sizzling performances, including "I Want My 80's Tour with Rick Springfield" and special guests on Aug. 9, "Old Dominion: No Bad Vibes Tour" on Sept. 16, and Gipsy Kings featuring Nicholas Reyes on Oct. 11.
Niagara USA Chamber honoring top local leaders
Mon, May 1st 2023 10:50 am
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2023 slate of awardees for the Chamber Honors Awards.
Youngstown Library Friends' spring book sale this weekend
Mon, May 1st 2023 10:40 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host its annual spring book sale from the evening of Thursday, May 4, through the afternoon of Saturday, May 6, at the Red Brick School Village Center gym, 240 Lockport St.
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.
Attorney General James: 505 guns turned in at Niagara Falls buyback
Mon, May 1st 2023 10:00 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced 505 firearms were turned in at a community gun buyback event hosted by her office, Mayor Robert Restaino, and the Niagara Falls Police Department.
Senior communities create canned food sculptures for donation
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:55 am
Connect55+ Active Living Communities across the country collected canned goods and created canned food sculptures in their communities, all for a good cause. A combined donation of nearly 10,000 canned goods and nonperishable food items was collected that was distributed to local food shelters.
I/DD conference: 'We Stand Together, Band Together, and Stay Together'
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:55 am
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, self-advocates and their supporters are gathering in person to celebrate victories, empower one another to speak up, and connect.
NCSO describes disabilities decal program
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:55 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is taking extra steps to help first responders identify residents who may have difficulty communicating or understanding directions during an emergency. Our new disabilities response decals may be displayed on your residence or vehicle to alert first responders upon arrival.
Property owner pleads guilty to lying about lead hazards
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:55 am
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Angel Elliot Dalfin, 58, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to making a false document, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
DiNapoli: State's paid family leave program helping millions of New Yorkers
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:55 am
Payments under New York's Paid Family Leave (PFL) program rose steadily between 2018 and 2021, as the amount of allowable time off and weekly cash benefits increased.
'Peace Out': Aerosmith farewell tour to visit Buffalo's KeyBank Center
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:50 am
Today, four-time Grammy Award-winning and Diamond-certified rock legends Aerosmith announced their final outing - "Peace Out" - with special guest The Black Crowes.
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2023-24 BABEL season announced
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:50 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center announced the 2023-24 season of its BABEL author series, featuring Jhumpa Lahiri on Oct. 6; Michelle Zauner on Nov. 9; John Irving on March 21, 2024; and Kiese Laymon on April 25. Season subscriptions for the series, which takes place at Kleinhans Music Hall, are now available for purchase at
Round 1 viewership of 2023 NFL Draft surpasses 2022
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:50 am
Round 1 coverage of the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City was seen by an average audience of 11.4 million viewers (TV+digital) Friday night across ESPN, NFL Network, ABC, ESPN Deportes and digital channels - up 11% vs. round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft (10.3 million).
AFL/CIO labor unions join hands in memory of members of labor who gave their lives to the job
Mon, May 1st 2023 07:00 am
The 32nd annual Workers Memorial Day will be observed Saturday, May 6. Public, friends and families are invited to attend the event at the Workers Memorial Monument, 5755 Reservoir Park (off Route 31).
Annual CanAm regatta returns to Youngstown
Mon, May 1st 2023 07:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club is set to hold its 10th annual CanAm Challenge and Great Lakes PHRF Fest on July 28-30, for two days of hosting competitors from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Youngstown Garden Club announces program on butterfly gardening in WNY
Mon, May 1st 2023 07:00 am
Maxine Grimmer, a Niagara County master gardener, will present a PowerPoint talk about butterfly gardening in Western New York at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Youngstown Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St.
Lion's Club spaghetti dinner attracts large crowd
Sat, Apr 29th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club's first spaghetti dinner to offer a dining-in option since 2019 was a big success, said Lions Club Treasurer Tom Witkowski.
A conversation with interior designer Diane Garey, owner of Diane Garey Interiors
Sat, Apr 29th 2023 07:00 am
Diane Garey owns a Grand Island-based interior design company. In this conversation, she talks about how she transforms homes into places that people can love and enjoy living in, regardless of the client's budget.

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