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Tree and shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 12:35 pm
Order forms for the 2019 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Buffalo City Mission raises $2.43 million toward fall 2018 campaign
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 09:40 am
On Thursday, the Buffalo City Mission announced its gratitude to the Western New York community for helping to raise $2.43 million for the 2018 annual fall campaign - exceeding its $2.35 million goal. The campaign comprises nearly one-third of the City Mission's annual operating budget.
'Buffalo Hockey Night Out' raffle to support Dreams to Memories Foundation
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 07:00 am
The Dreams to Memories Foundation USA, a locally registered nonprofit, charitable foundation, is selling raffle tickets for its "Buffalo Hockey Night Out" fundraiser.
Learn about log cabins at Niagara History Center event
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 07:00 am
Ever wondered about the origins of the historic log cabins in this area? The Niagara History Center is hosting a program that will answer those questions.
Scientists discuss next steps in Tonawanda Coke soil study
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 08:40 pm
At a community meeting on Wednesday, scientists provided the public with an update on a court-ordered study that investigates how pollution from the Tonawanda Coke Corp. plant may have impacted soil in Western New York.
Stage set for Niagara Falls, Lew-Port b-ball thriller
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 07:00 pm
On Friday, Western New York high school basketball lovers are in for a treat. Niagara Falls High School and Lewiston-Porter will battle for the first time this season in a game that has produced almost as much hype as an NBA finals game.
DiNapoli calls on major corporations to report on disability inclusion
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 03:05 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has called on 49 of the largest U.S. companies, including Apple, McDonald's, Nike and Twentieth Century Fox, to report on their inclusion of people with disabilities across the enterprise.
Attorney General James & Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announce $11 million settlement with Sterling Jewelers (dba Kay Jewelers and Jared)
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 03:00 pm
Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced an $11 million settlement with Sterling Jewelers Inc. (doing business as Kay Jewelers, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, and several other brands).
Jan. 31 deadline for restaurants, wineries to apply for 2019 Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 03:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced the deadline for restaurants and wineries to apply for the 2019 festival is Thursday, Jan. 31. Applications can be completed online at www.tasteofbuffalo.com/apply.
Kingdom Bound announces inaugural 'AWAKEN' youth conference lineup
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 02:40 pm
Kingdom Bound Ministries announces "AWAKEN 2019," an all-new conference for middle-school and high-school students and their leaders set to take place in downtown Buffalo the weekend of Feb. 15-16.
Food Bank of WNY to hold food distributions for federal government employees impacted by government shutdown
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 01:25 pm
As the partial government shutdown continues, leaving many federal government employees furloughed or working without compensation, the Food Bank of WNY is mobilizing to hold a series of special food distributions throughout its four-county service area to assist impacted employees and their families who may be experiencing financial hardship or food insecurity.
AAA advises travelers to arrive at airports early amid government shutdown
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 01:20 pm
The government shutdown has left many travelers asking how it will impact their travel plans. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the agency screens more than 2 million passengers every day at nearly 440 airports nationwide.
Jenny & Tyler bow special edition of critically acclaimed 'There Will Be A Song' on NoiseTrade
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 01:20 pm
Christian music folk/pop tastemakers Jenny & Tyler are set to offer a special edition of their critically acclaimed 2018 release, "There Will Be A Song," beginning Jan. 18 on NoiseTrade. The project - which CCMMagazine.com hailed as "a breath of musical fresh air" - was produced by Tyler Somers and explores themes of justice, love and beauty.
Buffalo: ECHDC issues RFP for marina operations at First Buffalo River Marina
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 01:15 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the operations and maintenance of First Buffalo River Marina on the city's Outer Harbor.
NU's Cooley, Delmas, Kendall nominated for Hobey Baker Award
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 01:15 pm
Sophomore forwards Eric Cooley and Justin Kendall and defenseman Noah Delmas of the Niagara University men's hockey team have been nominated for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award, presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey.
Hozier to release sophomore album, 'Wasteland, Baby!' Tour stop at Shea's
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 01:15 pm
Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Hozier will release his anticipated sophomore album "Wasteland, Baby!" on March 1. The 14-track album is available for pre-order now and includes current single "Movement." In just two months, the track has been streamed over 20 million times and become a firm favorite in Hozier's live shows.
'Learn Ways to Keep Your Business in Business' at next NU FBC breakfast event
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 11:25 am
Why does one need certain insurance coverage for a business?
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce to host state of town, schools event
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 11:10 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 Grand Island State of the Town and Schools event from 10-11:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road. Scheduled guest speakers include Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray and Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Brian Graham, Ed.D.
Grand Island: Neighbors Foundation extends thanks for 'Share Your Happiness' support
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 11:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation had a very successful holiday season with donations to its "Share Your Happiness" program and the pancake breakfast hosted by Ellden's Restaurant (River Oaks Clubhouse).
'Road to WrestleMania': See stars of WWE's 'Smackdown' live in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 04:40 pm
The "blue brand" is coming to town. "WWE Road to WrestleMania" will make a stop at KeyBank Center in Buffalo at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The show will feature the "Smackdown" roster.
Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 04:35 pm
A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia, a disorder that effects 80 percent of those diagnosed with difficulties reading, writing and spelling.
New York: Assembly to pass legislation to allow extension of property tax deadlines for furloughed federal workers in New York
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 04:35 pm
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski announced the Assembly will pass legislation that would allow local governments and school districts to give furloughed federal employees a temporary extension to pay their property taxes.
UB and The Center for Discovery partner to advance critical research of autism, other complex conditions
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:55 am
The University at Buffalo has partnered with The Center for Discovery (TCFD), a leading provider of medical and clinical care and education services for people with complex developmental disabilities, to advance critical research in autism and other complex conditions.
Tenth Avenue North's No. 1 single 'Control' named Mediabase's 2018 Christian Song of the Year
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
Tenth Avenue North's single "Control" was named Mediabase's 2018 Christian Song of the Year. The honor is given by Mediabase to the song that has the most spins during the year. This song spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on Mediabase's Christian AC chart, and six weeks at No. 1 on Mediabase's Christian audience chart.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announces May shows
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
The calendar may say January, but Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is bringing the heat with a new entertainment line-up. New shows announced today include: Tyler Henry - The Hollywood Medium on Saturday, April 27; and Dane Cook's "Tell It Like It Is" tour on Saturday, Sept. 7. Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital nuclear medicine earns nuclear cardiology reaccreditation by IAC
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital's nuclear medicine program has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in nuclear cardiology. This reaccreditation demonstrates the facility's ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in nuclear cardiology.
UB's nursing, education online programs ranked among nation's elite by U.S. News
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
Online programs in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing and Graduate School of Education were rated top 10 and 25, respectively, in the nation, in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Online Programs rankings.
Niagara University summit set to transform lives of children in poverty
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
Niagara University's College of Education, Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement, and Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission are co-sponsoring a summit titled "Mobilizing the Community to Transform the Lives of Children Living in Poverty." The free event will take place from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on Niagara University's campus.
Buffalo Sabres: Rossi named chief administrative officer
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
Buffalo Sabres owner/President Kim Pegula announced Brent Rossi was named chief administrative officer for the Buffalo Sabres. Rossi will also continue in his role as executive vice president of marketing and brand strategy for Pegula Sports and Entertainment.
State Parks offers free ice skating
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
The outdoor skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods State Park and Reservoir State Park are now open, weather-pending, and are free for the public to use.
New York state announces February SNAP benefits being issued early due to federal government shutdown
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their full February benefits early, due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. Current SNAP recipients may receive their February benefits by Thursday, Jan. 17.
DEC statement on sentencing of Thomas Jadlowski
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 05:45 pm
A man who had mistaken a woman for a deer while hunting illegally after sunset in November 2017 was sentenced to prison, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today.
Buffalo Sabres: Corporate Challenge Hockey Tournament returns for 15th year
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 05:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will host the 15th annual Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge presented by Pure Hockey on Friday, March 15 at KeyBank Center.
Village of Lewiston power outage due to circuit breaker repair
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 04:45 pm
Residents and businesses in the Village of Lewiston were unexpectedly without electricity for about a half-hour Monday afternoon as National Grid made repairs to substation 087 at North Fifth and Oneida streets.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra offers free tickets to furloughed federal employees, veterans, military families
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:55 pm
In order to maintain access to arts during times of economic stress, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is offering two free tickets to furloughed federal employees, veterans, and military families for the first BPO concert of 2019.
Emmy Award-winning 'So You Think You Can Dance' will return for 16th season on FOX
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:45 pm
FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning dance competition series "So You Think You Can Dance" for a 16th season. From Industrial Media's 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, "So You Think You Can Dance" will return this summer on FOX.
Funding set for Wilson Road dog abuse
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:35 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office will work with Erie County Crimestoppers to set up a fund for those wishing to pledge money for a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the Wilson Road dog abuse case. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office will not accept money directly, nor is the sheriff's office responsible for making any reward payment.
Critically acclaimed 'Jazz @ the Taylor' announces lineup for 2019
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:35 pm
The Kenan Center announced a third season of "Jazz @ the Taylor," an eight-concert series featuring some of the finest musicians from Western New York and beyond. Produced in collaboration with Kathleen Rooney, a former Kenan Center board member and Lockport native, the adventurous jazz series is attracting critical acclaim and audiences from all over the region.
Disney to donate up to 1 million books to first book for seventh annual 'Magic of Storytelling' campaign
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:35 pm
Disney|ABC Television and Disney Publishing Worldwide announced the seventh annual "Magic of Storytelling" campaign, which aims to donate up to 1 million books to First Book, a nonprofit that provides new free and affordable books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families. Now through March 31, the campaign aims to inspire families' imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring books to underserved communities across the country.
Local gas prices drop: Regional prices are all lower than last week, though oil prices have escalated
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:05 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.245, up less than 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.53. The New York state average is $2.55 - down 3 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.68.
 

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