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Western New Yorkers can win a prize pack as part of Bike Month 2024 presented by Independent Health
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
As a way to celebrate May being National Bike Month, Independent Health is once again giving Western New Yorkers a chance to win a Bike Month prize pack.
Parks & Trails New York to celebrate NYS Parks Centennial with 13th annual I Love My Park Day
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
In 2024, the New York State Parks System celebrates its centennial year. With the vast growth in visitorship experienced since the pandemic - 84 million-plus in 2023 alone - service to our public lands is more important than ever.
With summer around the corner, water safety should be top of mind
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
May is National Water Safety Month. YMCA Buffalo Niagara is encouraging parents to play an active role in promoting water safety, and providing these tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming experience for all.
Aquarium of Niagara names Chad Fifer as president and CEO
Wed, May 1st 2024 10:45 am
The Niagara Aquarium Foundation board of trustees on Wednesday announced the appointment of Chad Fifer as president and CEO of the Aquarium of Niagara. His official start date is June 17.
The Silo opens for summer season No. 26
Wed, May 1st 2024 10:00 am
Following a season-long anniversary celebration, The Silo Restaurant is ready to start its next chapter.
Special election
Wed, May 1st 2024 09:15 am
At the Grand Island Memorial Library, approximately 300 voters come in Tuesday to cast ballots. Voter turnout was steady all day, unlike the presidential primary, when approximately 50 people came to vote. People who live in two election districts vote at the library. The districts were recently renumbered, although no district boundaries were changed.
Erie County Fair to host 'I Love The 90's Tour' featuring Vanilla Ice, Rob Base & Young MC
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
Travel back to the '90s this August at the Erie County Fair! Some of the most iconic names in rap, hip-hop and R&B will come together for the "I Love The 90's Tour" at the Fairgrounds. This concert comes to the Buffalo News Grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 10, and invites attendees to reminisce about the decade - featuring some of the most iconic artists from that era, including Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, and Young MC.
Goo Goo Dolls to drop limited-edition, crystal-clear vinyl release of 'Live In Buffalo' on June 21
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
On July 4, 2004, multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls performed a legendary concert in their hometown of Buffalo.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases tips to help avoid moving scams
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection provides consumers with important tips to avoid scams when moving. Moving your belongings can be a stressful process and, unfortunately, scammers use these situations to defraud consumers out of thousands of dollars by using deceptive business practices.
Mrs. Buffalo triumphs in fight against No. 1 killer of women
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
Kathy Lovett-McKeever has been named the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Buffalo 2024 Woman of Impact winner for her work to raise funds and spread awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women, and improve health and well-being in the local community. In the U.S., cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women.
Jagow to receive 19th annual Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
The Rev. Wayne Jagow has been named the recipient of the 19th annual Key to the Locks Award. Organizers said Jagow was nominated and chosen for a lifetime of volunteer community service to residents and organizations of Niagara County.
'Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert' live at Avalon Theatre this September
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
Get ready to experience the classic songs of Bob Dylan by none other than Cat Power as she brings her "Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert" performance to the Avalon Theatre this September.
Buffalo man receives maximum sentence for predatory sexual assault against a child
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 51-year-old Steven Burr of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to 32 years to life in prison. He received the maximum sentence for his conviction.
Charo to perform at West Herr Riviera Theatre
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
The West Herr Riviera Theatre announced Charo will perform live at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, at, and start at $39.
Erie County Department of Senior Services' University Express program kicks off 2024 spring semester
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 03:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced the schedule for the spring semester of the popular University Express program, which offers free classes for lifelong learners ages 55 and older.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership introduces free resource for WNY's small businesses
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 02:25 pm
Continuing a legacy of leading through actions that positively impact our community, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is proud to mark Small Business Week with the introduction of a new membership level designed to fuel the growth of Western New York's smallest businesses.
NYS: $1.1 million awarded through SNAP-Ed Food Box & Community Growers programs
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 02:00 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM), in partnership with the Office of Temporary and Disability Services (OTDA), announced over $1.1 million has been awarded to 34 organizations through the second round of two Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP-Ed) grant programs.
Ahead of Erie Canal bicentennial, Hochul announces plans for new visitors experience at Canalside
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced plans for "Waterway of Change: A Complex Legacy of the Erie Canal," a new Erie Canal bicentennial visitors experience at Canalside in Buffalo.
Asfa Shad joins Mercy Neurology Center
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:40 pm
The Mercy Neurology Center, a specialty neurology practice operated by Catholic Health, is pleased to welcome Asfa Shad, D.O., to its office located in the Marian Professional Center at 515 Abbott Road, Buffalo.
AFL/CIO labor unions join hands in memory of members of labor who gave their lives to job
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:40 pm
The 33rd annual Workers Memorial Day will be observed Saturday, May 4. We extend a very special invitation to the labor community, family and the general public to join us at our annual workers memorial tribute to the men and women of labor who have died of work-related injuries.
Barker Lions to host Mother's Day chicken BBQ
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:40 pm
On Sunday, May 12, the Barker Lions Club will hold its annual Mother's Day chicken barbecue. The complete meal consists of a half chicken, cheese potatoes au gratin, corn casserole and strawberry shortcake.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrates completion of $155,000 Schoellkopf Park restoration
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the completion of its restoration of Schoellkopf Park, a vital component of the medical campus and the neighboring community. Funded by a $155,000 Community Development Grant from the City of Niagara Falls, the project revitalizes key elements of the park's infrastructure and aesthetic appeal.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Legacy in Pixels: AI Inspired by CAM's Treasures'
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:40 pm
The Castellani Art Museum (CAM) at Niagara University is proud to announce the opening of "Legacy in Pixels: AI Inspired by CAM's Treasures," a student pop-up exhibition that showcases the unique intersection of traditional art and cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI).
Niagara Arts Guild announces winners
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:20 pm
The Niagara Arts Guild awarded ribbons at Saturday's opening to the member works of art on exhibit at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
700 New York Army National Guard soldiers heading to North Africa for exercise in May
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Seven hundred New York Army National Guard soldiers will take part a multinational training exercise in Tunisia and Morocco in May.
Erie County Fair & James E. Strates Shows commemorate 100-year partnership
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Today marks 100 days until the 2024 Erie County Fair!
Ceremony to honor Bruce Sutherland
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
A ceremony to dedicate a plaque in memory of the late Bruce Sutherland will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. The plaque will be placed on the wall of the library at its front entrance.
State Department of Agriculture updates industry on response to outbreak of HPAI in livestock in other states
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Over the weekend, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets updated the agricultural industry on the nationwide response to detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle and goats in several other states.
'Who Bounced the Bouncer?' Murder mystery dinner for ConnectLife
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
ConnectLife will hold a murder mystery dinner fundraiser at 2 p.m. May 5 at the Winery at Marjim Manor. All proceeds from the dinner will go to the organization. Tickets are $75 per person, plus sales tax, and are available at or by calling 716-778-7001.
2nd annual 'Gift to the Community Concert'
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
The University at Buffalo's department of music offers its second annual "Gift to the Community Concert" celebrating the strength and musical diversity of the Buffalo community. Faculty, students and local musical luminaries join together this Mother's Day for a program of jazz, classical and Afro-Latin music. Admission is free. No ticket required.
Billie Eilish announces 'Hit Me Hard and Soft: The Tour'
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Following the news of her highly anticipated third studio album "Hit Me Hard and Soft," set for release on May 17 (preorder/add/save here), Billie Eilish has announced arena dates, produced by Live Nation, for her "Hit Me Hard and Soft: The Tour."
Dr. Derron Hilts awarded grant to explore student-to-school counselor ratios on student outcomes
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Dr. Derron Hilts, assistant professor and school counseling program coordinator at Niagara University, along with his colleague, Dr. Yanhong Liu, associate professor at Syracuse University, received a $5,000 grant from the New York State School Counselor Association to examine the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and student-to-school counselor ratios on student outcomes.
'Big R': 'Test, Tune and Time' officially kicks off Ransomville Speedway's 66th season
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
The 66th season of racing at the Ransomville Speedway officially began on Friday night for the annual "Test, Tune, and Time." Seventy-one cars signed in pitside to open the 2024 campaign. The top two quickest during time trials have set the front row for opening night feature events in their respective divisions.
Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education to hold budget hearing
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting and annual budget hearing to be held May 1 will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session. The public meeting and annual budget hearing is anticipated to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office has stolen vehicle pursuit & two weekend fires
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
On Saturday at 5:21 a.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications division received a 9-1-1 call from a female caller in the 800 block of Sunnyside Drive in the Town of Niagara. She stated that a male in a mask approached her idling vehicle and stole it from her driveway.
Lewiston No. 1 celebrates 110 years of service to community
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:05 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 members celebrated 110 years of service to the Town and Village of Lewiston community at their 85th installation, held April 20 at Brickyard Brewing Co.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum & North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch announce $1 admission to open Kiddieland
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announced the North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch is sponsoring admission for the grand opening of Kiddieland on May 25.
DEC: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel & tiger muskellunge fishing season opens May 1
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar announced the fishing season for walleye, northern pike, pickerel, and tiger muskellunge begins May 1.
'Theater for Young Audiences': Classic stories brought to life for young learners
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is proud to announce the launch of its newest program, the "Theater for Young Audiences Series," which is designed specifically for elementary students and young families. This engaging program, new to the Niagara Region, provides teachers, school administrators and caregivers the opportunity to enrich their children's' lives with unforgettable theatrical experiences.
UB School of Management students complete another year of free tax service
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
During the 2024 tax season, 97 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $307,000 back into the Buffalo community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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