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Higgins asks VA to listen to community & act swiftly to improve safety at Western New York National Cemetery
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to act swiftly, based on community feedback, to improve safety at the entrance to the Western New York National Cemetery.
Diane Baehre becomes first female executive director at Empower
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
The Empower board of directors has selected Diane Baehre as the next executive director of Empower, making her the first woman to lead the disability service provider since its incorporation as United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County in 1954.
Hochul: Historic $140 million in arts & culture grant funding through New York State Council on the Arts
Wed, May 11th 2022 11:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced record grant funding is now available through the New York State Council on the Arts. The agency's first five grant opportunities of fiscal year 2023 are now open for artists and arts and culture organizations across New York.
Niagara Wine Trail hosts 'Wine & Charcuterie' weekend event
Wed, May 11th 2022 11:20 am
Tickets are on sale now for the Niagara Wine Trail's first "Wine & Charcuterie" weekend food sampling and wine tasting event, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 4; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
Governor announces RFP to develop Buffalo's North Aud Block
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced a request for proposals to redevelop the North Aud Block in Buffalo, the state's final remaining parcel to be developed at Canalside.
NYS & Bermuda Lions Convention to be held in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:05 am
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center (formerly known as the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls) will welcome attendees for the 98th annual Multiple District 20 (MD20) Lions of New York State and Bermuda Convention, May 20-22.
National Grid provides more than $660,000 to support 4 WNY revitalization initiatives
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
National Grid has awarded $662,000 in economic development grants to fund four western New York projects that are designed to grow the regional economy. The company provided the funding through its suite of economic development programs that support initiatives such as brownfield remediation, restoration of longtime vacant buildings and facility upgrades.
AAA safety tips for bikers & drivers during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips as the weather warms up. Many motorcyclists will choose to ride free on the open road as the forecast calls for sunny skies, and AAA also wants to see safer roads in the future.
Free tax service at UB brings nearly $300,000 back to WNY
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
During the 2022 tax season, 65 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $300,000 back into the Buffalo Niagara Region through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Niagara Falls travel advisory
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:50 pm
There will be no parking on South 87th Street, from Buffalo Avenue to the dead end, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Department of Public Works crews will be repaving the street. Also, driveways will be inaccessible for a short time after the process.
'Art of Jazz' with Catherine Russell postponed to July 10 due to COVID
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:30 pm
"The Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic" with Catherine Russell has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. July 10, due to COVID-19. All tickets will be honored for the new date, and no further action is required on the ticketholder's behalf.
City of Buffalo's innovative virtual 311 call center operation featured in national publication
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:30 pm
The City of Buffalo's successful use of a virtual 311 call center has once again received national attention.
Local high school softball teams support Mental Health Association in Niagara County
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:30 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield High School and Lockport High School softball teams conducted a fundraiser during the month of April, selling cards for $1 apiece, with proceeds going to the Mental Health Association in Niagara County in recognition of May's Mental Health Awareness Month. More than $1,400 was raised through the card sales to support programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis in Niagara County.
DEC launches new paint recycling program to help consumers & businesses safely dispose of leftover paint
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the New York state postconsumer paint collection program is underway, making it easier for households and businesses to safely dispose of leftover paint.
AAA offers online Medicare sessions at no cost
Tue, May 10th 2022 12:05 pm
May is National Older Americans Month, a time to encourage and recognize the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. AAA Western and Central New York has several services available to seniors, including driving evaluations, insurance reduction classes, and a Solo Travelers Club. One of the newest options involves Medicare services.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties shine in Casino Player Magazine 'Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards'
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:30 am
The readers have spoken and Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties have once again stood out for serving up the best dining and nightlife options in the gaming industry.
Ortt & Norris seek state traffic safety study for South Transit Street
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:20 am
New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Mike Norris on Monday penned a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation calling for a traffic safety study of South Transit Street in the City of Lockport.
HART hosts 'Circle of HART's' drive-thru brunch
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:15 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team, founded by the late Rev. Dr. Paul L. Moore of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston in 1982, is celebrating 40 years of service this year. In celebration, HART is planning a drive-thru pick-up brunch Saturday, May 21, at 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
'Ghost: The Musical,' Steven Page, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo performing at The Avalon
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:00 am
"July is set to sizzle with these amazing acts," said Cathy Price, vice president of marketing for Niagara Casinos.
Registration opens for Independent Health Foundation's 2022 'Kids Run' in Delaware Park
Tue, May 10th 2022 10:40 am
Returning to an in-person event to kick-off healthy activities all summer long, the Independent Health Foundation will again host its "Kids Run" at Delaware Park. The event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4.
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival to feature Blue Rodeo, Pamyua, tribute to Joanne Shenandoah
Tue, May 10th 2022 10:35 am
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival will return Saturday, June 18.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Tue, May 10th 2022 09:45 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 94 Western New York organizations received nearly $2 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Gabriel Iglesias returning to Erie County Fair
Tue, May 10th 2022 09:45 am
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, one of America's most successful stand-up comedians, will bring his brand-new material to The Buffalo News Grandstand at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. He recently performed two sold-out shows at Dodger Stadium - he's the first comedian to perform and sell-out that venue.
CBS renews all 3 hit 'FBI' dramas for two additional seasons
Mon, May 9th 2022 06:35 pm
CBS has renewed all three hit "FBI" dramas for two additional seasons, beginning with the 2022-23 broadcast season. The returning CBS Original series dominate their back-to-back Tuesday time slots: "FBI" is the No. 2 broadcast series, "FBI: International" is the No. 2 new drama and "FBI: Most Wanted" is a top 10 broadcast series.
Prime Video releases first look images of 'The Terminal List'
Mon, May 9th 2022 06:15 pm
Based on the best-selling novel by Jack Carr, "The Terminal List" follows James Reece (Chris Pratt) after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, as new evidence comes to light, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life, but the lives of those he loves.
Higgins: $950,000 for Westminster Economic Development Initiative
Mon, May 9th 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined the Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) Monday to announce $950,000 secured by the congressman in the 2022 federal budget for the West Side Bazaar expansion project.
Milling underway on Center Street - but businesses are open
Mon, May 9th 2022 05:00 pm
Don't let the empty parking spaces fool you: Center Street businesses are open, as usual.
Women United of Greater Niagara donates goods to centers for local mothers & babies
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:55 pm
Women United of Greater Niagara's drive to benefit the women and children of Niagara County has officially wrapped up for the year.
HAL looks at Niagara Parks
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:50 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next program is "The History of the Niagara Parks." James Hill will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Suicide prevention event in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:50 pm
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County, the Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Suicide Prevention Center of New York, Colonial Heights Free Methodist Church, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are sponsoring "Planting Seeds of Hope" in recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month.
New York State Health Facilities Association statement on National Skilled Nursing Care Week
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:50 pm
Stephen Hanse, president and CEO of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL) - a statewide association representing nearly 450 long-term care facilities - issued the following statement in recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week.
Ryan presents Empire Award to Ken-Ton Closet
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:35 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited the Ken-Ton Closet, a volunteer organization committed to supporting children in need, to present volunteers with a New York State Senate Empire Award to commemorate the organization's ninth anniversary.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection warns consumers of health & weight loss scams
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:30 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection reminds consumers of the dangers of deceptive ads for products that promise weight loss or improved health. Misleading ads, with false promises and unsubstantiated health claims, prey on peoples desires for a quick fix or miracle cure, but they may only cheat you out of your hard-earned money, and worse, be dangerous to your health.
New York Sea Grant & DEC announce $400,000 available in grants for Great Lakes basin projects
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:30 pm
New York Sea Grant, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, announced $400,000 in grant funding now available for Great Lakes ecosystem-based management projects in support of New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda.
Buffalo Sabres, Roswell Park to host prostate cancer screening event on May 11
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center are teaming up to host a free prostate cancer early detection event at KeyBank Center this Wednesday, May 11, from 3-7 p.m.
City of Niagara Falls traveler advisory
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:30 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced bridge joint repair will begin on a portion of Interstate 190 over Girard Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, lane closures will occur.
ESPN to present Jimmy V Award for Perseverance to Dick Vitale at ESPYs
Mon, May 9th 2022 11:40 am
Broadcaster, Hall of Famer and college basketball icon Dick Vitale will be honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2022 ESPYS Presented by Capital One, broadcasting live Wednesday, July 20 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The award is given to a deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination.
Blood donations needed ahead of summer
Mon, May 9th 2022 11:25 am
When schools let out for summer and families set off on vacation, the American Red Cross typically sees a decline in donors, which can impact patient care. It's critically important that donors make an appointment to give now before heading out for summer activities to help maintain a stable blood supply in the coming months.
Artist Bunnie Reiss returns to Buffalo for new mural at Joe's Deli
Mon, May 9th 2022 11:25 am
The Buffalo AKG Art Museum's public art initiative announced artist Bunnie Reiss (American, born 1975) will return to Buffalo to produce another mural on the west side of Joe's Deli at 1322 Hertel Ave.
Gas prices increase significantly; diesel prices hit new record highs
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:45 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.33, up 14 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.96. The New York state average is $4.52, up 17 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.
 

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