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Community Missions celebrates 26th annual 'Sweetheart Dinner'
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 07:00 am
Community Missions will hold its 26th annual "Sweetheart Dinner," presented by United Healthcare, on Friday, March 31, at Sheraton Niagara Falls. The event will benefit the agency's crisis services, including the community soup kitchen, food pantry, clothes closet and emergency housing shelter, and will feature more than 100 baskets, silent auction items, fun and games.
Jon Shabaglian's 'Symphony of Peace' soundtracks unity & restoration
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:55 pm
Inspired as a healing prayer following a season of pain and suffering both in his own life and the world at large, acclaimed singer/songwriter and recording artist Jon Shabaglian's "Symphony of Peace" is now available on streaming platforms.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center shines light on maternal health disparities with UPLIFTING Black Maternal Health event
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's P3 Center will host UPLIFTING Black Maternal Health from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Niagara Falls Train Station, 825 Depot Ave. This event is designed to recognize Black Maternal Health Week. Organizers said it aims to raise awareness about the disproportionate maternal health disparities affecting Black mothers.
Beechwood resident turns 111!
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:55 pm
Celestine Siemankowski Bowman Szemenciak (Sally), a resident at Beechwood Continuing Care, will celebrate her 111th birthday on April 5. There will be a special birthday celebration at Beechwood, located at 2235 Millersport Highway, with her family on Sunday, April 2, and then amongst her friends at Beechwood on Wednesday, April 5.
Ryan urges state to extend tax-filing deadline for Western New York
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:50 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan has sent a letter urging the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to push back the deadline for Western New Yorkers to file their state income tax returns to match the new federal filing deadline recently set by the IRS.
Hochul: $17 million affordable mixed-use housing development for seniors in Buffalo
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of La Plaza de Virginia, a $17 million mixed-use housing development that provides 46 affordable and supportive homes for seniors in Buffalo. The newly constructed development on the city's west side also features a restaurant and a community service facility that will house a recreational adult day program open to the public.
NYS to receive $100 million to expand broadband infrastructure, provide high-quality internet to 100,000 underserved families & homes
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced New York state will receive $100 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury through the American Rescue Plan to expand high-speed internet.
Niagara County clerks says US government taking longer to process passport applications
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:50 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Wednesday warned travelers in need of a passport that the U.S. Department of State is taking longer to process passport applications. Jastrzemski said routine processing will now take 10-13 weeks, and expedited processing - which costs an additional $60 - will take seven to nine weeks.
Hochul issues proclamation honoring Vietnam veterans and families for service & sacrifice
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation declaring March 29, 2023, as Vietnam Veterans Day.
Take advantage of New York's triple play: E-file, Free File & direct deposit
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:45 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminded taxpayers they can save money, prevent errors, and receive their tax refund sooner by e-filing with Free File software, and choosing direct deposit when they file their tax returns.
Old Falls Street USA rebrands under Destination Niagara USA
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:45 pm
Old Falls Street USA has rebranded to more closely mirror the brand of Destination Niagara USA, the official destination marketing organization for Niagara County.
Women United to host annual baby supply drive, membership social
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:40 pm
Women United of Greater Niagara will officially begin its annual baby supply drive on Saturday, April 1. Donations of baby bottles, bottle brushes, wipes, diapers, pacifiers, lotion, baby cereal, baby food, formula (Enfamil) and new baby clothes can be dropped off at the United Way of Greater Niagara office, located at 6420 Inducon Drive West, Suite B2, throughout the month.
Buffalo man sentenced for shooting victim on city's lower west side
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 32-year-old Jose Martinez, also known as "Gordo," of Buffalo, was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 10 years in state prison plus five years of post-release supervision.
Driver sentenced for killing pedestrian in hit-and-run on Broadway in summer 2017
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces 36-year-old D'Mario A. Caesar of Buffalo was sentenced this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to the maximum of 7 1/2 to 15 years in prison as a second felony offender. His sentence will run consecutive to his federal sentencing scheduled for April 5, 2023, on drug and weapons charges.
Orleans Career & Tech Education Center culinary arts team wins NYS ProStart Championship
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:40 pm
Congratulations to the culinary arts team of students Ella Dahlhaus (Medina), Jake Muessigbrodt (Orleans County Christian School), Rylee Hallows (Royalton-Hartland), Emily Clifton (Lockport) and Autumn Windham (Newfane) who took home first place at the New York State Restaurant Association's 2023 ProStart Competition.
DiNapoli announces review of NYS Health Department's progress in addressing 'nursing home pandemic failures'
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:35 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office will conduct a follow-up review of the state Department of Health (DOH) after an audit released in March 2022 exposed weaknesses in DOH's ability to address the COVID-19 pandemic in nursing homes.
Buffalo City Mission hosts special community lunch with Buffalo Bills
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:35 pm
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission held a special community lunch in partnership with the Buffalo Bills and chef Darian Bryan of the Plating Society at the flagship Alfiero Center of Hope and Promise. The event included music entertainment and giveaways to the community and residents of the City Mission and Cornerstone Manor.
NYS: $2.5 million in new funding for additional services to individuals impacted by Buffalo Tops Market shooting
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $2.5 million in new state funding for services to individuals impacted by the shooting at the Tops market on Buffalo's east side on May 14, 2022. The Buffalo Urban League will lead a new partnership with Community Health Centers of Buffalo to operate the Buffalo United Resiliency Center with new state funding provided by the New York State Office of Victim Services through June 2025.
NYSOFA presents new resource guide to help older adults caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 10:20 am
For Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) presents a new resource guide for older adult caregivers of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DDs).
Deadline approaching for Lewiston Art Festival artist and vendor applications
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 09:25 am
Since 1966, the Lewiston Art Festival has attracted visitors and art lovers from Western New York and Southern Ontario, as well as international visitors from Niagara Falls. Each year, this juried art show brings 25,000 visitors to the heart of the picturesque and historic Village of Lewiston.
Bridge Niagara Foundation begins at Naz716
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 09:25 am
Nasreen Akhtar and Anas Mangla, the owners of successful businesses Naz716 and Aero Transportation, have announced the launch of a new nonprofit organization called Bridge Niagara Foundation. The organization aims to bridge the gap between marginalized communities and the resources they need to thrive.
NFL, RedBird Capital Partners announce formation of new venture to deliver Sunday Ticket to commercial establishments
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 09:25 am
The National Football League and RedBird Capital Partners on Tuesday announced the formation of EverPass Media, a new media platform that will hold the exclusive rights to distribute NFL Sunday Ticket to bars, restaurants, hotels and other commercial venues in the United States starting with the 2023 NFL season.
Deaf Access Services to host 'Be the Light' gala, celebrate 40 years of deaf & hard of hearing services
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:00 am
To help support its offerings, Deaf Access Services, a program of People Inc., will host the "Be the Light" event on Thursday, April 20, at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 650 Main St., Buffalo.
AAA offers EV driving lessons in Buffalo area
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:00 am
Is driving an electric vehicle different than driving a gas vehicle? Find out for yourself!
All-new trailer and character posters for Disney and Pixar's 'Elemental'
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 04:45 pm
Check out a brand-new trailer for Disney and Pixar's "Elemental," an all-new original feature film that transports moviegoers to an extraordinary place called Element City, where a host of elements live and work. The trailer showcases each element - air, earth, water and fire - and what sets them apart according to Ember, a quick-witted and fiery woman who's always stayed close to home in Firetown.
New character posters for 'Peter Pan & Wendy'
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 04:45 pm
Disney+ released character posters for "Peter Pan & Wendy." The studio's live-action reimagining of the J.M. Barrie novel and the 1953 animated classic directed by David Lowery ("The Green Knight," "Pete's Dragon"), will begin streaming April 28, exclusively on Disney+.
New York Yankees games return to Prime Video in 2023
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 04:40 pm
Today, Amazon announced that 20 New York Yankees regular season games will stream exclusively on Prime Video this season, available at no additional cost to Prime members in the Yankees' home-team footprint of New York, Connecticut, north and central New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to host ceremony honoring National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 04:20 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park will host a ceremony to honor National Vietnam War Veterans Day, an annual observance that was designated in 2017. It will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Naval Park's Hangar Building.
The Smashing Pumpkins announce 2023 North American 'The World Is A Vampire Tour'
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 04:10 pm
The Smashing Pumpkins announced their 26-date North American "The World Is A Vampire Tour." Produced by Live Nation, the tour is set to start Friday, July 28, at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour will feature special guests Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons as support on various dates, as well as some of the world's biggest champions from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), who will be competing in most cities.
New York state announces two grant opportunities to help farmers combat climate change and protect water quality
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 04:05 pm
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced two grant opportunities totaling $28.5 million for projects intended to help New York's farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate water and soil quality concerns, and increase on-farm resiliency to climate change.
Perry's new pint lineup brings 'extra-indulgent' flavor to the everyday
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
Perry's Ice Cream is launching a reimagined "extra-indulgent" pint line.
SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center presents KidBiz Market
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
The SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center has announced the return of KidBiz Market, a small-scale entrepreneurial and educational program for third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders, which culminates in an open-air market along bustling Elmwood Avenue.
International Institute of Buffalo seeks trivia enthusiasts for 'Community World Trivia Competition'
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
With the slogan, "Think globally, quiz locally," the International Institute of Buffalo seeks participants for "Community World Trivia 2023 - A Global Knowledge Contest."
Traveler advisory for Niagara Scenic Parkway
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that lane closures are scheduled on the Niagara Scenic Parkway (State Route 957A) in the City of Niagara Falls to facilitate milling and paving.
Higgins welcomes Canada's action postponing penalties associated with new underused housing tax
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed an announcement by the government of Canada that it is postponing fines and interest associated with late-filed underused housing tax (UHT) returns through Oct. 31, 2023.
Curtain Up Productions presents 'Million Dollar Quartet'
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 12:15 pm
Curtain Up Productions, in conjunction with the Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport, announced the production of "Million Dollar Quartet," the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons." The show makes its debut April 20, with shows running through April 30.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips for consumers planning spring & summer travel
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 12:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing tips to consumers planning for spring and summer travel.
Appeal 2023 more than halfway to goal with $5 million raised
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 12:15 pm
Appeal officials announced that Appeal 2023 in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the diocesan "Fund for the Faith," has reached $5 million. As of today, the annual campaign has raised $5,020,658, which is 52% of this year's $9.5 million goal.
Charles Begley named winner of 18th annual Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 12:15 pm
Charles Begley has been named the recipient of the 18th annual Key to the Locks Award.
Pixies and Modest Mouse performing at Artpark Amphitheater on Aug. 28
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 11:40 am
As part of their summer tour, Pixies and Modest Mouse, with special guest Cat Power, will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. This concert is presented by Live Nation.

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