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'Meatball Street Brawl VI' scheduled for Sept. 25
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:30 pm
"Meatball Street Brawl" - "Buffalo's tastiest food competition" - returns for its sixth year on Sunday, Sept. 25, outside Osteria 166 on West Mohawk Street, between Delaware and Franklin. The fun begins at 11 a.m.
Family Promise of WNY to hold 7th annual 'Choctoberfest' at Flying Bison
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:30 pm
Family Promise of WNY (FPWNY), a community organization providing emergency shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness, will host its seventh annual "Choctoberfest." The "celebration of all things beer and chocolate" will take place from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Flying Bison Brewing Co., located at 840 Seneca St., Buffalo.
'Lit City Celebration' activates Buffalo's Reading Park Sept. 29
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:25 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library invite the community to a "Lit City Celebration" from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Central Library's Reading Park in downtown Buffalo (1 Lafayette Square).
'MasterChef' names its champion
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:25 pm
Former "MasterChef Junior" contestant Dara Yu was named the winner of "MasterChef: Back to Win" on Wednesday's season 12 finale.
UB statement following Vice President Kamala Harris' visit
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 05:20 pm
Below is a statement from University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi following Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to UB Wednesday to talk about the Inflation Reduction Act:
Cataract House Park dedicated to honor Underground Railroad history
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 05:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the pocket park outside Prospect Point in Niagara Falls State Park named Heritage Park has been rededicated as Cataract House Park in recognition of the historic hotel and Underground Railroad stop that once sat on that site.
'Elf' the musical will play at Shea's Buffalo Theatre Dec. 26-31
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 05:20 pm
NETworks Presentations, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, and Unique Features bring the hit Broadway musical "Elf" to Shea's Buffalo Theatre from Dec. 26-31.
Third Day celebrates 25th anniversary of self-titled debut album
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 05:15 pm
Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum-selling band Third Day celebrates the 25th anniversary of its self-titled debut album, which has become fondly known as the "bus album." In honor of this anniversary, Provident Label Group/Sony Legacy will rerelease the band's debut album, including live tracks that span the early Third Day years captured at various locations.
Cardinal O'Hara sets driver education course
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
All area high school students are welcome to join Cardinal O'Hara High School's fall driver education course.
HART hosts its second 'Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia' seminar
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
The Home Assistance Referral Team is hosting a seminar titled "Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia." The free event is being offered to all caregivers enrolled in HART, and is also open to the public. It will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the John Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Light refreshments will be served.
Francis Center hires new director of children's programs
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
Francis Center, which has been offering educational and emotional support for Niagara Falls children since 1997, has hired Mary Elizabeth Smith, as director of children's programs. She will replace Elizabeth Neumeister, OSF, who recently retired after 25 years as director.
UB poised for Vice President Kamala Harris' visit
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
When Vice President Kamala Harris visits the University at Buffalo today to provide remarks about the Inflation Reduction Act, she'll do so at a university and in a region poised to capitalize on the landmark legislation. A major thrust of the new bill is its commitment to addressing global warming.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA partners with Sunnking to host free e-recycling drive-thru event
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with Sunnking to host its annual electronic recycling event scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17, at the shopping center at 1900 Military Road.
Niagara County Legislature unanimously passes resolution opposed to new state gun control laws
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
The Niagara County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night opposing new gun control measures it said were "rushed through the State Legislature this past summer," and took effect Sept. 1. All 15 legislators asked to be sponsors of the bipartisan resolution.
Higgins to join United We Stand Summit at White House
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is planning to be at the White House on Thursday for President Joe Biden's United We Stand Summit. The White House announced plans for the event in August, citing the need to address hate-fueled violence in the aftermath of recent events, including the mass shooting in Buffalo.
Theatre, art, dance, music & more continue at Artpark this fall
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
While its robust summer season has concluded, Artpark & Company is anything but silent this fall.
UB statement on Vice President Kamala Harris' visit
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi issued the following statement regarding Wednesday's visit to UB by Vice President Kamala Harris, who will be delivering remarks on the climate and energy investments within the Inflation Reduction Act:
Higgins welcomes 'long-overdue' action to improve conditions for Perry Neighbors
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed what his team called "long-overdue" action by the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) to move forward on a plan to rehabilitate the Commodore Perry Homes development.
Empire State Wrestling: Blackwood versus Bennett for ESW gold
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
After celebrating its 20th anniversary in August, Empire State Wrestling returns to Buffalo RiverWorks for "Overdrive" on Oct. 8. The card will feature one of the most anticipated matches in ESW this year when heavyweight champion "The Aesthetic Crippler" Kevin Blackwood puts the title on the line against "The Remix" Kevin Bennett.
Susan G. Komen 'More Than Pink' Walk on Oct. 1 to help support critical patient services
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:15 pm
Susan G. Komen will host its "More Than Pink" Walk on Oct. 1 to raise money for programs that directly support people going through breast cancer now, and remove barriers to quality and timely care.
+LIVE+, Joey Yung set sights on OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino this fall
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:10 pm
Alternative rock powerhouse +LIVE+ will performing on the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino Oct. 29, while Joey Yung - known as the Diva of Chinese Music and for her vocals - originally set to play in the spring of 2020 - will now hit the stage with a new date on Nov. 20.
The Commodores heading to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Nov. 26
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:10 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has an early holiday gift for area music fans with the announcement that The Commodores will perform in the Seneca Niagara Event Center on Saturday, Nov. 26 (8 p.m.). Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 16.
2022 Philanthropy Award winners announced
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
The Western New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP WNY) announced its 2022 Philanthropy Award winners. The following awardees will be honored at AFP WNY's annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon, presented by Russell J. Salvatore, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.
Bassmaster ranks Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River 8th in US
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Bassmaster Magazine is considered by many to be the worldwide authority on bass fishing, providing readers with tips and advice to improve their success rate on the water. This year, Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River were ranked eighth on their annual list of the 100 Best Bass Lakes in the country.
UB scientist: Best protection against COVID-19 could be a vaccine delivered through the nose
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
As public health experts cautiously anticipate how COVID-19 will play out this fall, a University at Buffalo scientist is reiterating that substantial immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus will only happen with a vaccine that can be delivered through the nose.
Niagara Gospel Mission debuts 'Liberty Suite'
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Niagara Gospel Mission hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for "The Liberty Suite" at its facility at 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls.
Leaders to conduct binational dialogue on US-Canada interests
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins and Bill Huizenga, along with Canadian Sen. Michael L. MacDonald and Member of Parliament John McKay, all of whom serve as co-chairs of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, announced plans for bilateral discussions on issues related to U.S.-Canada interests. A meeting of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
NYS: Expansion of Virtual Career Center to connect more New Yorkers to careers
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Department of Labor has expanded its Virtual Career Center, "a cutting-edge online platform to help New Yorkers accelerate their career search."
Mayor Brown & Krog Group announce resumption of $112 million conversion of former TRICO plant into Trico Building Apartments
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Krog Group founder and CEO Peter L. Krog announced the $112 million adaptive reuse of the historic TRICO windshield wiper plant is "moving full steam ahead." The project, one of the largest in the city's history, was put on hold in March 2020, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, following the completion of brownfield remediation and partial demolition.
Hochul announces $234 million in additional food assistance for September
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for September. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment this month, resulting in a roughly $234 million infusion of federal funding into the New York state economy.
University Express fall semester has 'universe full of free online and in-person classes on various topics'
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' nutrition and wellness program announced the fall University Express semester.
Niagara Wine Trail hosts annual Harvest Festival food pairing weekend Sept. 24-25
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:00 pm
It's harvest season along the Niagara Wine Trail - time to celebrate fall at participating wineries at the trail's annual Harvest Festival. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.
Chamber to host fall business blender
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold a fall business blender from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Bella Rose Vineyard & Winery, 1243 Ridge Road, Lewiston.
WNY Alzheimer's Association invites Niagara County residents to be part of Walk to End Alzheimer's
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:00 pm
The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, is inviting Niagara County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on Oct. 15 at Artpark in Lewiston. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the walk commencing at 11 a.m.
Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze to perform at Town Ballroom
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 04:15 pm
Glenn Tilbrook has no shortage of songs he can perform on stage when touring. He has hits crafted by himself and Chris Difford in their '80s band Squeeze (including "Tempted," "Take Me I'm Yours," "Pulling Mussels From A Shell," "Up The Junction" and "Black Coffee In Bed"), as well as solo selections from albums "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook," "Transatlantic Ping-Pong" and "Pandemonium Ensues."
Noted journalist Bill Wolcott passes
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 01:25 pm
Western New York lost a well-respected and admired sports writer on Sept. 11, 2022. John William "Bill" Wolcott died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.
Figures from the past to appear at Historic Palace Theatre
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:00 am
Two important and fascinating figures from Niagara County's past will appear at Lockport's Historic Palace Theatre on Sept. 19 to tell audiences about their lives, times and accomplishments.
LPD provides update to fatal motor vehicle accident on Lewiston Road
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 05:10 pm
At 1:54 a.m. Sunday, the Lewiston Police Department was dispatched to Lewiston Road at Creek Road Extension for a bicyclist down in the roadway. Preliminary investigations determined the bicyclist was struck by a vehicle, which then fled the scene heading south on Lewiston Road.
Erie County Department of Health to offer new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 05:10 pm
On Sept. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new coronavirus vaccine booster recommendations, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized updated, new booster formulas from both Pfizer and Moderna - "bivalent" vaccines.
First 'UPlift Design Challenge and Fundraiser'
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 04:00 pm
Nonprofit organization UPward Design for Life Corp. (UDFL), whose mission is to restore hope by transforming empty spaces into homes, will host its first "UPlift Design Challenge and Fundraiser" from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the University of Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St.

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