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'Strike Out Breast Cancer' event benefits local survivors, research
Thu, May 31st 2018 11:20 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN), in collaboration with the Buffalo Bisons, Amherst Federal Credit Union and WNY Imaging Group, will present its second annual "Strike Out Breast Cancer" event on Saturday, July 7. This family-friendly event includes a two-hour pregame party downtown at Cathedral Park, a short breast cancer awareness walk to Coca-Cola Field, and admission to that evening's Buffalo Bisons baseball game.
Top climate researchers to meet in Buffalo to discuss glaciers, ice sheets
Thu, May 31st 2018 11:20 am
An international conference on glaciers and ice sheets will bring about 80 climate researchers from around the world to Buffalo this June.
ESD, Martin House announce groundbreaking for historic landscape restoration at Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Martin Estate in Buffalo
Thu, May 31st 2018 11:20 am
Empire State Development and the Martin House on Wednesday announced work has begun to restore the extensive Frank Lloyd Wright-designed landscape on the grounds of the Darwin D. Martin House estate in Buffalo.
Niagara County Peach Festival to begin on Thursday this year
Thu, May 31st 2018 10:55 am
The 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival will be held Sept. 6-9 at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. An estimated crowd exceeding 35,000 is expected over the now four-day festival.
Canalside's summer schedule includes new activities, music, fitness, food & family fun
Wed, May 30th 2018 12:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Canalside Management Group (CMG) recently announced Canalside's 2018 season of summer events and programming.
Elevation Worship Tour features Hallelujah Here Below
Wed, May 30th 2018 12:35 pm
With nearly 800,000 subscribers on YouTube and half-a-million followers on social media, Elevation Worship has captured the hearts of a new generation bent on worship. Elevation Worship announced their Hallelujah Here Below Tour will journey across the East Coast and into Canada this October.
United Way starts new program, receives funding, names summer interns
Wed, May 30th 2018 12:30 pm
On Friday, May 18, United Way of Greater Niagara announced its Women United of Greater Niagara initiative along with the new program's officers, mission and action plan for this year.
Niagara-Wheatfield softball halted in sectional final
Tue, May 29th 2018 10:20 pm
On Tuesday evening, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons strolled into Williamsville East High School with one thing on their mind: winning a Class AA Section VI title. Unfortunately, the Falcons were halted by No. 5 Lancaster, as the Legends defeated N-W, 7-5.
Requests for proposals out for Artpark, Fort Niagara & Joseph Davis state parks
Tue, May 29th 2018 04:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced Tuesday three requests for proposals have been released to solicit private development partners at Artpark, Fort Niagara and Joseph Davis state parks.
For first time ever, judges battle it out on 'MasterChef'
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:50 pm
In a "MasterChef" kitchen first, the judges will do battle when season nine of "MasterChef" premieres Wednesday, May 30 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX. For the first time ever, the judges - host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich - will choose their favorite home cooks and mentor them throughout the competition.
DEC reminds campers to use local firewood while enjoying outdoors
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:45 pm
With the start of camping season, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding campers the New York State firewood regulation is still in effect. Untreated firewood may contain invasive pests that kill trees. To protect New York's forests, it may not be moved more than 50 miles from its source or origin.
New York state agencies encourage boaters to help prevent spread of aquatic invasive species at start of boating season
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:45 pm
The New York state departments of environmental conservation, transportation and office of parks, recreation, and historic preservation recently announced boat stewards will are deployed at nearly 200 locations across the state as part of a collaborative program to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).
UB, Buffalo Museum of Science to offer live exhibit of dance & song on how microorganisms impact body
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:45 pm
The University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Museum of Science have partnered to offer a live dance installation that explores the human microbiome and its impact on health, mood and love.
Niagara University holds 11th commencement in Ontario
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Education awarded degrees to 122 graduates during its 11th commencement in Ontario on Wednesday, May 23, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York.
Historic Oakwood Cemetery seeks tour guides
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:45 pm
Oakwood Cemetery is seeking volunteer guides for its upcoming season of historic tours. "Daredevils of Niagara" is an hour-long walking tour through historic Oakwood Cemetery. It explores the stories behind the sensational headlines of eight of Niagara Falls' most famous risk-takers, including Annie Edson Taylor and Matthew Webb.
Food Network celebrates wedding season with night full of top-tier cakes
Tue, May 29th 2018 01:15 pm
Food Network rings the wedding bells on Monday, June 25, with a primetime lineup celebrating the season with a lush stack of wedding cake-themed episodes along with new hosts and a bevy of special guests.
2019 Miss America Competition to air Sunday, Sept. 9, on ABC
Tue, May 29th 2018 01:15 pm
The ABC Television Network and The Miss America Organization announced The 2019 Miss America Competition will air live on ABC, Sunday, Sept. 9 (9-11 p.m. EDT), from Atlantic City's famed Boardwalk Hall.
Lockport's Cornerstone CFCU Arena adds ice bumper cars
Tue, May 29th 2018 01:10 pm
Cornerstone CFCU Arena in Lockport is making room for an addition at the facility: ice bumper cars. A new and unique offering for all-season entertainment, the ice bumper cars allow riders to have fun on the ice - no skates required.
PHOTOS: Lewiston businesses donate to VFW
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:30 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 members Bill Justyk Vince Canosa and Matt Zarosl recently received checks from the Village Bake Shoppe, the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, Deal Realty and The Spicey Pickle.
Beautifying Center Street
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:20 am
Right before Memorial Day, members of the Lewiston Beautification Committee and Lewiston Garden Club joined forces to put together flowerpots on Center Street.
Niagara University's Ostapenko Center holding June conference on racial equity & equality
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
A three-day conference to be held next month at Niagara University seeks to create dialogue around racial equity and equality, and discuss ways to improve the social conditions of society's most vulnerable individuals.
Summer camps in Medina, Sanborn
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council and Orleans/Niagara BOCES are teaming up this summer to offer a learning experience for students entering fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade. Both the Medina and Sanborn Career and technical education centers will offer a variety of three daylong camps running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Buffalo Bills to offer turnkey tailgating conducted by Tailgate Guys
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
Tailgate Guys is bringing its turnkey-tailgating experience to Western New York as the official tailgate provider for the Buffalo Bills and New Era Field starting this month. This partnership will provide Tailgate Guys' renowned, hassle-free premium service to Bills fans for all home games this upcoming season.
5 Erie County school districts team up for parks cleaning
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns, The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY, New York State Parks and five superintendents from Erie County school districts have announced the first "HDI Parks Clean-Up Day." The collaborative effort between the five school districts is part of Kearns' "Healthy District" initiative.
DEC shares tips to avoid starting wildfires
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advised that, although the state's ban on brush burning ended May 14, several open burning regulations are still in effect across New York year-round. Residents are encouraged to use caution when burning brush and other legal materials.
Youngstown Garden Club sets meeting
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
The Youngstown Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St. Guest speaker will be Dave O'Donnell. He will speak on "Gardening to Protect the Monarch Butterfly."
Study: Exercise helps treat addiction by altering brain's dopamine system
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment - and even prevention strategies - for addiction.
Riley Clemmons drops 'Better For It' on heels of breakthrough hit
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
"Better For It," the newest single from 18-year-old Riley Clemmons, is available now. Alongside the drop is a video of the empowering pop tune, which was filmed with one continuous take in Clemmons' hometown of Nashville.
Building 429 releases 'You Can'
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
It has been three years since the Grammy-nominated band Building 429 released their latest project, "Unashamed." The band has announced it has new music to share. To kick off their upcoming album release, Building 429 debuted their brand-new song, "You Can," which is at radio now and has already been touted as "one of their best" songs yet.
UB scientists receive funding for Great Lakes pollution research
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
How can public officials improve decision-making related to beach closures, and identify sources of bacterial pollution in Lake Erie?
Plaza: Paladino says Village of Lewiston equally responsible for delays
Sat, May 26th 2018 04:45 pm
Delays in construction of a new plaza on Center Street in Lewiston led the Zoning Board of Appeals to rule on Tuesday that previously granted variances are expired.
Casey's Cabana opens in Ferry Village
Sat, May 26th 2018 12:00 pm
Instead of looking for summer work like other people their age, three teenagers from Grand Island High School have spent much of their spring preparing to be their own bosses.
Village of Lewiston: Trustees 'disappointed' plaza changes resulting in further delays
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
It took four years to review and then finally approve Ellicott Development's plan to build a plaza on 4.1 acres of land bordering Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Trustees in the Village of Lewiston are hoping it won't take that long so see the development built and open to the public.
Village of Lewiston Zoning Board deems plaza variances void; Paladino says village equally to blame
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Eight variances granted to Ellicott Development in July 2016 for its Lewiston plaza project were declared void on Tuesday. The village's Zoning Board of Appeals said the Buffalo real estate company failed to commence construction within the period of time listed in municipal code.
Public hearing held on comprehensive master plan
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Grand Island Deputy Supervisor and Committee Chair Jim Sharpe led a public meeting on the town's 2018 comprehensive plan update at the Grand Viking Theater at Grand Island High School.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Bogey's opens in Beaver Island State Park
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Within a matter of weeks, Cyndy Montana of Grand Island went from candidate for town government to restaurant operator.
DeGlopper Park ready for first Memorial Day
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial had a sprucing up in advance of Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.
Grand Island Board of Education: 2018-19 budget amended
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Just six days after the public overwhelming passed the 2018-19 budget, the Grand Island Board of Education amended the spending plan.
A work in progress for Alexa Foundation: Move to Buffalo has brought challenges for Great Contraption Race
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Planning - albeit slowly - continues for this year's Great Contraption Race.
Relay For Life is June 2
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
The Relay For Life of Greater Niagara will take place Saturday, June 2, at Reservoir State Park.

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