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Teen sentenced for bringing 'ghost gun' inside Academy School #131
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a 17-year-old male from Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Youth Part Judge Brenda Freedman to a split sentence of six months in jail followed by three years of probation. The adolescent offender was adjudicated as a youthful offender.
Updates for 'WrestleBash XIII'
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 04:55 pm
There are several updates regarding Empire State Wrestling's final event of 2023, "WrestleBash XIII," being held this Friday at Buffalo RiverWorks.
This week: Drop-off sites open for Operation Christmas Child
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 01:45 pm
As the Thanksgiving season approaches, many families and children are giving thanks for all their blessings - and sharing those blessings with children in need by packing shoeboxes with Operation Christmas Child.
Craft, vendor show at Cardinal O'Hara
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 01:45 pm
Unusual and unique Christmas gifts will be the focus of the holiday craft and vendor show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Cardinal O'Hara High School, 39 O'Hara Road, Town of Tonawanda.
ECHDC board approves measures 'to improve and maintain buffalo's thriving waterfront'
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 01:45 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) board of directors met Monday to approve several items its said represent Gov. Kathy Hochul's vision for the continued revitalization and maintenance of the Buffalo waterfront. The board endorsed three contracts for the management of the public space, facilities and grounds "to enrich the programs for families to enjoy at both Canalside and the Outer Harbor."
Amherst native named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 01:15 pm
On Oct. 4, Minor League Baseball announced that Fran Riordan, a native of Amherst, was named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year.
Buffalo Zoo starts winter operating hours
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 11:15 am
Starting Monday, Nov. 13, the Buffalo Zoo will be closed to the public every Monday through Thursday and open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. These seasonal operating hours will last until March 28, 2024.
City of Niagara Falls seeks input for its local waterfront revitalization program
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 11:15 am
The City of Niagara Falls wants to hear from you!
HBO and NFL Films' 'Hard Knocks: In Season with the Miami Dolphins' debuts Nov. 21
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 11:15 am
Television's most acclaimed sports documentary franchise returns with "Hard Knocks: In Season with the Miami Dolphins," debuting Tuesday, Nov. 21 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO and will be available to stream on Max. New episodes will debut Tuesdays through Jan. 9, and then subsequent Tuesdays for the duration of a potential Dolphins postseason run.‚Äč
Farm-to-school food program an economic success in Buffalo, researchers find
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 11:15 am
Farm-to-school programs - which bring healthy foods to children and support rural economic development and local farms - work from an economic perspective in the Buffalo City School District, according to new Cornell University research.
Niagara Arts Guild reveals 75th anniversary art show awards
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 11:10 am
Marie Prince, Williamsville artist and judge of the Niagara Arts Guild 75th anniversary art show, chose Maggie Eaton's photograph, "Purple Afterglow," as best of show based on its "compelling composition and colors."
Shea's Buffalo Theatre reaches another milestone with 16,500 season-ticketholders
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 11:10 am
Shea's Performing Arts Center is celebrating a significant increase in season-ticketholders for the Five Star Bank 2023-24 Broadway season at Shea's Buffalo Theatre. The first two productions of the season, "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Moulin Rouge The Musical," attracted 54,000 enthusiastic theatergoers - 16,500 of these attendees were season-ticketholders for the Broadway season.
Gas prices continue seasonal decline: Lower oil prices fuel price drop
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 10:00 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.37, down 5 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.78. The New York state average is $3.65, down 5 cents from a week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.90.
4-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum artist Drake announces show at KeyBank Center
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:45 am
Today, four-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling artist Drake announced his 2024 U.S. "It's All A Blur Tour - Big As The What?" presented by Cash App and Visa. Grammy Award-winning artist, producer and founder of Dreamville, J. Cole, will be joining Drake.
State Parks, Niagara Falls USA to host NASA for eclipse festivities
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with several tourism stakeholders in Niagara Falls, will collaborate with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to provide programming and special events around the total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8, 2024.
Lewiston Dance Center students take part in Thrive Dance Convention
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:40 am
Lewiston Dance Center students recently took part in a new local dance convention at the Niagara Riverside Resort in Niagara Falls - Thrive Dance Convention.
New York State Department of Labor highlights available services in honor of veterans Day
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:35 am
To commemorate Veterans Day, the New York State Department of Labor reminds veterans statewide that the agency offers a wide variety of services designed specifically to help them find a new career path.
American Legion Band of the Tonawandas to present Christmas concert
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:35 am
The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas will present its Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Cardinal O'Hara High School Performing Arts Center, 39 O'Hara Road, Tonawanda.
Higgins announces plans to leave Congress
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:00 am
Longtime Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has announced plans to leave Congress in February of 2024.
Holiday planning: Pointers for holiday hosts
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 07:00 am
Hosting is a significant part of the holiday season. From late November until New Year's Day, millions of people across North America welcome friends and family into their homes. Whether you're hosting a small gathering with locally based loved ones or welcoming distant relatives into your home for several days, the following are some planning pointers to ensure your home is ready and guests feel welcome this holiday season.
Crash Responder Safety Week: AAA reminds drivers to 'Slow Down, Move Over'
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 07:00 am
Crash Responder Safety Week is being recognized Nov. 13-17. AAA Western and Central New York reminds drivers to help protect workers and emergency personnel along roadways by following the "Slow Down, Move Over" law.
18th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' will raise awareness & donations for community members experiencing food insecurity
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 07:00 am
The 18th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" will collect critical donations of food, funds and frozen turkeys to help food-insecure neighbors during the holidays.
Caregiver burden growing in New York, but self-care can help
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 07:00 am
In New York, there are more than half a million people providing unpaid care to a loved one with dementia. National Family Caregivers Month is the perfect time to get educated about dementia caregiving and ways to help.
Youngstown Yacht Club to offer Thanksgiving takeout
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club will offer both members and non-members the opportunity to preorder side dishes this year for Thanksgiving. Each side serves 8-10 people and will be available for pickup on either Tuesday, Nov. 21, or Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Simply Boba: Bursting with customers (and boba)
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 10:20 pm
Since Simply Boba opened its doors in June, the business has remained a popular hotspot for members of Grand Island and the surrounding areas.
Veterans Day 2023: Veterans thanked at Lewiston's 'Circle of Honor'
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 12:25 pm
On the 11th day of the 11th month, at the 11th hour, residents came out to pay respect to River Region veterans during a ceremony at the "Circle of Honor" in Lewiston's Academy Park. Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 organized the annual observance.
Acai adventure continues at Lockport Energy House
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 10:20 am
At the beginning of last month, popular energy drink spot Lockport Energy House launched a line of health-conscious acai bowls to its menu.
Becker Farms moving into fall programming
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 10:20 am
With the chill of winter fast approaching Western New York, Becker Farms will be closing its apple orchards for the season. In September and October, the apple orchards are open for apple picking daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a ticket purchase.
Buffalo FGC thrives after successful GoFundMe campaign for Dunkirk player
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 10:10 am
The Buffalo Fighting Game community has seen unparalleled success and growth following a GoFundMe campaign for local player Jon "MeVsZombie" Armstrong.
Flag football rising in popularity as intramural sport at Niagara University
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 10:05 am
The Kiernan Center was renovated recently by Niagara University, which added new equipment and more space for students to enjoy.
Buffalo's Fashion Week continuation, and future plans of artists
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 09:55 am
As the Buffalo Fashion Week event began to come to an end, not only did Khalil Carr, the lead executive director of the fashion show, bring back the show after a year's absence, but also highlighted other directives in charge of other events, the majority of which were pop-up shops for the rest of the week.
Niagara University men's soccer team advancing
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 09:45 am
The men's soccer team took off slow in the beginning of the game. They ran, jumped and leaped for the ball but just could not score. In the sport verses Mount St. Mary, Niagara University kicked at the ball until they've scored. They aimed for the net three times in the second half to win the game.
Faith events update
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 09:30 am
Grand Island Radisson redevelopment gets 1-year extension
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
Have you wondered about what's happening, if anything, at the former Radisson Hotel site at 100 Whitehaven Road?
Students build beds for children in need
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
In Western New York, there is a great need for beds for children, said Eric Cohoon, who teaches woodworking at Grand Island High School. He and Shawn Sweet, also a woodworking teacher, spoke about the community service project at the Nov. 6 Board of Education meeting, held at Huth Road Elementary School.
Obituary: Donald Sadlocka
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
Donald Andrew Sadlocka was born Dec. 8, 1948, in North Tonawanda. He died peacefully in Watertown after a brief illness on Oct. 29, 2023, in the presence of family members. He was the son of the late Casimer Sadlocka and Mathilda (nee Niemiec) Sadlocka. He was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth (Bernard) Grooms, and by his brother, Paul Sadlocka.
Obituary: Peter Gornicki
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
Peter Gornicki, of Grand Island, joined our heavenly father on Oct. 6, 2023.
In loving memory: Jimmie Alan Harrod
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
Jimmie Harrod, of Grand Island, passed peacefully on Oct. 24, 2023, at the age of 87.
Chris Stapleton releases brand-new album, 'Higher'
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 04:00 pm
CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton is releasing his new album, "Higher."
Legislative package to provide resources and support to veterans and their families
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed seven pieces of legislation that aim to provide resources and support to veterans and their families. Her team said, "These bills build upon this administration's dedication to acknowledging the sacrifices made by veterans and ensuring they can return to their civilian lives more easily."

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