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SoleTurn's Zachary Michael Multi-instrumentalist plays a Saxophone Solo to a sold out performance

SoleTurn Will Launch Summer Concert Series On Friday at Blueberry Treehouse Cafe

Community News, Featured, Local News June 18, 2024 at 11:12 pm

By Tony Farina The exciting and up-and-coming rock band SoleTurn will kick off its summer concert series this Friday, June 21, at the warm and inviting Blueberry Treehouse Café in West Falls beginning at 6 p.m. and then follow that up with a beachside show at the vintage bar Marge’sRead More

Data Centers, AI, and the Need for Power: Why Niagara Falls is the Ideal Location for Data Center Development

Data Centers, AI, and the Need for Power: Why Niagara Falls is the Ideal Location for Data Center Development

Data Campus, Featured, Local News, Niagara Falls June 17, 2024 at 10:44 am

Niagara Falls, NY, has the opportunity to have a world-class, state-of-the-art data center with developers ready to go. It will be a huge project. The developers, Niagara Falls Redevelopment and Urbacon, have the money, the skill, and the plans to build a mammoth $1.5 billion digital center with an emphasisRead More

SoleTurn to Kick Off Summer Concert Series At the Family Friendly Blueberry Treehouse Cafe

SoleTurn to Kick Off Summer Concert Series At the Family Friendly Blueberry Treehouse Cafe

Community News May 29, 2024 at 3:37 pm

By Tony Farina Even as the long-awaited expansion of the legendary music venue Sportsmen’s Tavern on Amherst St. in Buffalo nears completion, the ongoing work did not pose any problem for music lovers as Scott Celani’s new group Too Yacht to Handle played to a sold-out house last Saturday, MayRead More

Million-Dollar Mystery: Mayor Hides Legal Fees from Council

Million-Dollar Mystery: Mayor Hides Legal Fees from Council

Two points keep nagging me about Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino’s plan to build an arena on NFR land – land he has gone to court to force the sale through eminent domain. The location for the arena seems to be the mayor’s deliberate plan to favor the Seneca NationRead More

Something Has Been Worked on With Mayor’s Fishy Event Center Scheme, But What?

Something Has Been Worked on With Mayor’s Fishy Event Center Scheme, But What?

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino is hell bent on building his Centennial Park, actually not a park but a 7000-seat arena right at the entranceway of Niagara Falls Redevelopment land, on NFR land, and in so doing block NFR’s plan to build a $1.5 billion data center. The Restaino arena,Read More

Niagara Falls Mayor Restaino Tries to Block $1.5B Data Center for Dubious Arena Plan

Niagara Falls Mayor Restaino Tries to Block $1.5B Data Center for Dubious Arena Plan

Niagara Falls, New York is currently at an extraordinary, perhaps historic, crossroads. At the head of the city is Mayor Robert Restaino, who is solely responsible for deciding whether Niagara Falls will move into the future and accommodate the current demand for high tech data centers or let them beRead More

Smash Mouth Kicks Off Batavia Concert Series

Smash Mouth Kicks Off Batavia Concert Series

Community News, Local News May 24, 2024 at 8:12 pm

By Tony Farina With Memorial Day weekend fast upon us and the sunny days of summer already here, it is time to think fun and music in one big gulp and you can reach for all of it with a short trip down the Thruway to Batavia Downs Gaming whereRead More

Preakness Day is Saturday at Batavia Downs Gaming

Preakness Day is Saturday at Batavia Downs Gaming

Community News May 16, 2024 at 4:47 pm

By Tony Farina This Saturday, May 18, is Preakness Day at Batavia Downs Gaming where you can play and watch the second leg of horse racing’s famed triple crown. But the excitement doesn’t end with the big race at wildly popular Batavia Downs Gaming.  Also featured on the big raceRead More

Too Yacht to Handle to Debut at Sportsmen’s May 25

Too Yacht to Handle to Debut at Sportsmen’s May 25

Community News, Featured, Local News May 14, 2024 at 2:19 pm

By Tony Farina Another big musical night is in store for music lovers at the Sportsmen’s Tavern on Saturday, May 25, where the new band Too Yacht to Handle will present their debut performance from 9 to 11 p. m. And to add even more to the occasion will beRead More

SoleTurn: Orchestrating a Resurgence of Music in Buffalo!

SoleTurn: Orchestrating a Resurgence of Music in Buffalo!

Featured, Local News April 24, 2024 at 9:43 am

By Sebastian Cole In the current music scene, it is a rare group that can take the sounds of a bygone era and compose them into a modern sound that resonates with the same clarity and vigor of the past. Enter SoleTurn. This is the band. This is the timeRead More

Mayor Restaino Now Wants Feasibility Study to See if He Still Wants to Take NFR Land

Mayor Restaino Now Wants Feasibility Study to See if He Still Wants to Take NFR Land

Data Campus April 24, 2024 at 12:55 am

This is not how eminent domain is supposed to work. It is also not how development is supposed to work, even when, like Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino, you’re spending taxpayers’ money. Mayor Restaino told his Buffalo lawyers to tell the NY State Supreme Court that 10 acres of privateRead More

Restaino’s Arena Project Faces Scrutiny

Restaino’s Arena Project Faces Scrutiny

Local News, News, Niagara Falls April 17, 2024 at 11:01 pm

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino believes that if he can get taxpayer money to build his Centennial Park project, there will be significant economic opportunities for the City of Niagara Falls. According to his published plans, Centennial Park will be an arena with a parking ramp and other features. RestainoRead More

SoleTurn Videography Is Just Amazing; Creativity Galore

SoleTurn Videography Is Just Amazing; Creativity Galore

Community News, Featured, Local News April 11, 2024 at 3:45 pm

By Tony Farina If you admire creativity, and that includes in your music, the rock band SoleTurn delivers on all counts. Take for example the eclipse videography they put together while enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime celestial event just last Monday when the solar eclipse was there for all to see.  Read More

Big Prizes Available at Batavia Downs Gaming

Big Prizes Available at Batavia Downs Gaming

Community News April 11, 2024 at 2:19 pm

By Tony Farina There always seems to be a lot of money on the table for those who visit Batavia Downs Gaming, and that’s especially true on Saturdays. Every Saturday in April features hot seat drawings hourly between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for $250. Also on the table AprilRead More

SoleTurn Eclipse Track Will Hit This Week

SoleTurn Eclipse Track Will Hit This Week

Community News, Local News April 9, 2024 at 4:21 pm

By Tony Farina I had a wonderful viewing spot for the solar eclipse on Monday as rock band SoleTurn’s lead singer Vik Bhargava and bass player Zachary Michael hosted a small gathering at a private residence on the lake as they put together the final touches on a videography ofRead More

Get Rid of Bugs, Call Buffalo Exterminators

Get Rid of Bugs, Call Buffalo Exterminators

Community News, Local News April 8, 2024 at 2:57 pm

By Tony Farina Buffalo Exterminators says if you have a bug problem, ants, bees, bed bugs, rodents or other unwelcome critters, you can get immediate relief with eco-friendly pest control solutions tailored to your particular needs. Owner Robert Mettal, who owns Buffalo Exterminators on Exchange St. in Buffalo, says hisRead More

Chef’s Still Going Strong After More Than 100 Years of Fine Dining

Chef’s Still Going Strong After More Than 100 Years of Fine Dining

Community News, Local News April 5, 2024 at 9:05 am

By Tony Farina The mere mention of Chef’s Restaurant in Buffalo brings back a flood of wonderful memories of times gone by with great friends when I worked downtown from the mid 1960’s until 2010.  My downtown days are long gone but the memories are still alive and when IRead More

Batavia Downs Gaming Offering Big Solar Eclipse Party

Batavia Downs Gaming Offering Big Solar Eclipse Party

Community News, Local News April 4, 2024 at 12:32 pm

By Tony Farina If you are still looking for a place to enjoy the solar eclipse on Monday, look no further than Batavia Downs Gaming where doors open at 1 p.m. and for a $20 ticket you will enjoy the potentially once-in-a-lifetime event and all the trimmings the house willRead More

SoleTurn Has Big Eclipse Night Planned on the Lake

SoleTurn Has Big Eclipse Night Planned on the Lake

Community News, Local News April 1, 2024 at 4:06 pm

By Tony Farina The weather is looking up here in the Buffalo area for next Monday’s total solar eclipse and the path of totality will cover Western New York that is now jamming up with visitors from near and far to view (with eclipse glasses, of course) the rare celestialRead More

Buffalo Man Fired for No Apparent Reason After Attending to His Brother’s Passing

Buffalo Man Fired for No Apparent Reason After Attending to His Brother’s Passing

Community News, Local News March 31, 2024 at 8:17 pm

By Tony Farina Things went from bad to worse for one gentleman in February when his brother, a Buffalo public school teacher at Mckinley High, died suddenly and after he took five days off from his job as business development manager from Intandem Solutions which has offices in Niagara Falls,Read More

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