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Wedding or honeymoon planning? AAA says, 'We do!'
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
2023 is expected to be a strong year in the wedding and travel industry. With some weddings postponed during the pandemic, and December being the busiest month for engagements, 2023 is off to a strong start.
Tops launches annual 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
Tops Friendly Markets announced its "Check Out Hunger" campaign will run in all of its stores from Sunday, Jan. 15, through Saturday Feb. 4. The initiative has helped raise more than $5,140,377 for participating food banks since 2006.
Tops honors Black History Month with 3rd annual contest for 3rd-8th graders
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
Tops Friendly Markets announced "a unique opportunity for students in grades 3-8 to shine!"
'Died and revived' speaker at 'Strong Heart 2 Soul' luncheon
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:35 am
Congestive heart failure survivor Fatima Mathews is taking her life-changing experience of having "died on the table and been revived" to help educate others on the topic of a healthy heart.
Commissioner Ball delivers state of agriculture address at 191st annual New York State Agricultural Society Forum
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:35 am
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball, on Jan. 12, delivered the state of agriculture address at the 191st New York State Agricultural Society Annual Forum. The event, which is traditionally the oldest and largest meeting of its kind in the state, took place at the OnCenter in Syracuse.
Niagara Frontier Golf Club names Engel general manager
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:35 am
Timothy J. Engel has been named general manager of the Niagara Frontier Golf Club, a private golf club on Lake Road in the Village of Youngstown near Lake Ontario. The announcement was made by club President Andrew Cline.
DiNapoli: School district and big city tax levy cap at 2% for second straight year
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:30 am
Property tax levy growth for school districts and the state's biggest cities will be capped at 2%, the same as last year, according to data recently released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Buffalo Seminary Head of School Helen L. Marlette plans to retire in 2024
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
Helen L. Marlette, Buffalo Seminary's head of school for seven years, has announced her plan to retire in June 2024.
AG James takes action to stop gun distributors from illegally shipping 'ghost gun' parts into New York
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against 10 national gun distributors, demanding that they immediately stop selling and shipping illegal unfinished and/or unserialized frames and receivers, or "ghost gun" parts, to New York consumers.
FASNY: Heat your home safely
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
This winter is projected to be a cold and bitter one in New York state, with many regions already experiencing record chills and snowfall. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) reminds New Yorkers to follow some essential safety tips when heating their homes this winter.
Ukrainian National Orchestra to perform at Houghton University
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
Houghton University will host the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine for a concert on the Western New York campus on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The orchestra is led by principal conductor Theodore Kuchar, who joined the faculty of Houghton's Greatbatch School of Music in fall of 2022 as the professor of orchestral conducting.
Consumer alert: Attorney General James provides tips for New Yorkers to protect themselves from mail theft
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James recently issued a consumer alert to warn New Yorkers about mail theft, and to provide recommendations from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to protect themselves from this federal crime.
DEC announces 'Winter Wonderland' at Reinstein Woods on Feb. 4
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, invites the public to celebrate "Winter Wonderland in the Woods" from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the Town of Cheektowaga.
Thea Pecht named senior vice president, corporate communications manager for Western New York Region for M&T Bank
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
Thea Pecht has been named senior vice president, corporate communications manager for the Western New York Region for M&T Bank.
Buffalo Bills to host Cincinnati Bengals at 3 p.m. Sunday
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 09:35 am
The NFL has finalized the schedule of sites, dates, and times for the Divisional Playoffs, presented by Intuit TurboTax, on Jan. 21-22.
Ransomville Speedway to host drivers meeting Feb. 5
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway will host a drivers registration meeting for all classes on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Ransomville Fire Co., 2521 Youngstown Lockport Road.
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 07:00 am
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will once again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual income of $60,000 or less.
Castellani Art Museum announces spring public art programs
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 07:00 am
As the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) of Niagara University begins a busy new year filled with dynamic exhibitions, community programs for all ages, public tours, and thought-provoking discussions and lectures, among other initiatives, CAM Director Ellen Owens reflected on the museum's success in 2022.
Mental health expert explains vicarious trauma's effect in WNY
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Jan. 2 collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin in Cincinnati on national television during "Monday Night Football" was the most recent in a string of traumatic events that have impacted the Buffalo area in the past eight months.
Simply Amazed Salon celebrates its grand-opening
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
Sarah Santella, owner of Simply Amazed Salon, at 2275 Grand Island Blvd., said the thing that she likes best about providing hair care is "being able to make people feel good about themselves and being able to give them something to look forward to. I like to help people embrace or enhance their image. I love being able to make people feel happy in a way that most people can't."
Grand Island Relay For Life expected to be bigger and better in 2023
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
A carnival is the theme for the 2023 version of Relay For Life this year, scheduled for Sunday, June 4, in Town Commons.
Grand Island Town Board reorganizes for 2023
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Town Board got down to business for 2023 at its Jan. 3 reorganizational meeting. The session included a number of procedural appointments, resolutions and approvals to set the stage for town government in the year ahead.
Regal Cinemas signs come down, as Dipson prepares to take over Niagara Falls theater
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 09:15 pm
Regional Cinema Operator Dipson Theaters Inc. recently announced it signed a lease to become the new operator for the Niagara Falls Cinema 12 located at 720 Builders Way, Niagara Falls - effective Feb. 1.
GIHS: Teams rebuild after numerous graduations
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:45 pm
Several high school teams are in a rebuilding mode after a number of graduations, said Grand Island Athletic Director Jon Roth in his roundup of fall sports at the Jan. 9 Board of Education meeting.
Toughest & most unpredictable culinary competition is back with Food Network's 'Tournament of Champions IV'
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:45 pm
Guy Fieri's iconic culinary competition, "Tournament of Champions," returns with a supersized fourth season on Sunday, Feb. 19 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Dierks Bentley announces new album, 'Gravel & Gold'
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:40 pm
For a couple of days on his social platforms, Dierks Bentley has been teasing a big announcement to take place this week. On Thursday afternoon, he revealed his 10th album, "Gravel & Gold," will be released Feb. 24 - and is expected to include his current Top 20 hit, "Gold."
Happy 77th! Grand Ole Opry to celebrate Dolly Parton's 77th birthday with special events
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:40 pm
The Grand Ole Opry is about to "Go Dolly" in celebration of arguably country music's greatest global ambassador - and an artist who has taken the Opry with her wherever she's gone. The Opry plans to celebrate Dolly Parton's 77th birthday (the superstar's favorite number), which falls on Jan. 19, through two shows including Dolly tributes and other fun on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Season 9 of 'The Masked Singer' returns with all-new mask-nificent costumes
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:35 pm
Season nine of "The Masked Singer" debuts Wednesday, Feb. 15 (8 p.m. ET), on FOX.
Sibling trio CAIN kicks off 2023 with release of long-awaited live worship project, 'Honest Offering'
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:35 pm
2022 was quite a year for the award-winning sibling trio CAIN, and 2023 is set to be even busier with new music out next month and their first headlining tour kicking off this spring.
Point of Grace honors Rich Mullins' legacy with new take on Christian music classic
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:35 pm
Honoring the life and legacy of iconic Christian music troubadour Rich Mullins, Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-nominated trio Point of Grace delivers "a stirring new rendition" of one of the late singer/songwriter's most popular and enduring songs, "Awesome God." 
Phil Wickham debuts new single, 'This Is Our God'
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:30 pm
Renowned singer, songwriter, worship leader and current Grammy Award nominee Phil Wickham has released a brand-new single, "This Is Our God." Available across all DSP's today, the single is Wickham's first since receiving his first Grammy nomination for the top-selling single "Hymn of Heaven" (Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song), as well as for co-writing Chris Tomlin's track "Holy Forever."
Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management restructures for the future
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:30 pm
Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management welcomes Brandi Guerinot as assistant dean for strategic initiatives, and Alicia Sammarco as director of events and experiential operations.
'Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape' returns to Botanical Gardens with new events
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:30 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled this year's "Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape" exhibit with specialty nights and experiences designed "to create unforgettable memories for all ages."
'The Color Purple' theater collaboration receives $25,000 grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. arts & culture initiative
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:55 pm
"The Color Purple" marks the first collaboration between Second Generation Theatre, Ujima Theatre Company and Shea's 710 Theatre.
D'Youville University responds to Hamlin incident by offering community training
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:50 pm
Following the on-the-field cardiac arrest in the Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game that left Damar Hamlin fighting for his life in an intensive care unit, D'Youville University has partnered with Sports Medicine Concepts to offer Core4 simulated training to local athletic trainers and coaches at the high school, college and university levels. The associated cost is $3, in recognition of Hamlin's jersey number.
NYS: $1.5 million in federal funding for new juvenile delinquency prevention pilot project
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced police departments in Buffalo, Schenectady and Yonkers are sharing $1.5 million in federal funding over five years to implement pilot programs designed to provide alternatives to arrest for justice-involved youth, and build trust between youth and police in the three cities.
New York State Department of Labor unveils strengthened sexual harassment prevention policy
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:50 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has released what it calls "a strengthened, nation-leading sexual harassment prevention model policy."
ESD announces launch of initiative to further support innovation & growth for manufacturers in Western New York
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:45 pm
Empire State Development (ESD) announced Buffalo Manufacturing Works, operated by EWI, will build on the success of the "Shift" program, with "Shift 2.0," which is designed to move small to medium-sized manufacturers from technology exploration and education to actual technology implementation. The expansion will enable EWI to help companies overcome leading barriers to technology adoptions, including the implementation of rapidly redeployable automation solutions on their factory floors.
The CW Network sets premiere dates for final seasons of 'Riverdale' & 'Nancy Drew'
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:45 pm
The CW Network announced premiere dates for the final seasons of "Riverdale" and "Nancy Drew." The seventh season of "Riverdale" will bow Wednesday, March 29 (9 p.m. ET/PT), following an original episode of "The Flash"; while the fourth season of "Nancy Drew" will debut Wednesday, May 31 (8 p.m.), followed by an original episode of "Riverdale." Both final seasons will conclude on the same night, Wednesday, Aug. 23, with the series finale of "Nancy Drew" (8 p.m.) followed by the series finale of "Riverdale" (9 p.m.).
Village of Lewiston ready to approve short-term rentals policy
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 11:20 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees expects to vote Tuesday on a new policy regarding short-term rentals.

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