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Niagara Pride Announces Full Season of Pride 2024 Schedule

Niagara Pride Announces Full Season of Pride 2024 Schedule

Community News May 20, 2024 at 9:39 am

Niagara Pride is excited to release its most event packed schedule for Pride season ever.  This year, not only will Niagara Pride be partnering again with Calhoon’s Pub, Oliver Street Merchants Association, and Old Falls Street in order to host Newfane Pride, Oliver Street Pride (North Tonawanda), and Rainbow CityRead More

Crystal Peoples-Stokes to receive Legislator of the Year Award at WNY Youth Event

Crystal Peoples-Stokes to receive Legislator of the Year Award at WNY Youth Event

Community News May 19, 2024 at 11:02 am

Every year, nearly 17,000 young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs in Western NY. To show their continued support in preparing today’s youth for a brighter tomorrow, the Construction Industry Education Foundation (CIEF) and Basil Family Dealerships are partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs Collaborative of WesternRead More

Buffalo Arts Studio to Receive $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Buffalo Arts Studio to Receive $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Community News May 18, 2024 at 11:54 am

Buffalo Arts Studio is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $25,000. This grant will support the exhibition series Waterfront View. In total, the NEA will award 1,135 Grants for Arts Projects awards totalingRead More

Senator Rob Ortt Honors New York State Troopers for Heroic Actions

Senator Rob Ortt Honors New York State Troopers for Heroic Actions

Community News, News, State and National News May 18, 2024 at 11:51 am

Today, New York State Senator Rob Ortt proudly presented proclamations to New York State Troopers for their heroic, lifesaving actions. On April 7th of this year, Troopers Martin Derkovitz, Benjamin Zaccagnino, and Matthew Wetzel arrived at the scene of a residential fire, with an attached garage fully engulfed in flamesRead More

Experts Warn Against Using Public Funds for Event Center

Experts Warn Against Using Public Funds for Event Center

This past Friday, the Niagara Gazette’s investigative journalist Mark Scheer published an editorial entitled “Economists on sports venue public financing: ‘read the fine print’.” Scheer astutely compared expert analyses on the public funding of the new Buffalo Bills stadium with Mayor Robert Restaino’s proposed use of public funding for hisRead More

Niagara County DSS Says EBT System Will Be Down on Sunday

Niagara County DSS Says EBT System Will Be Down on Sunday

Community News, Niagara County May 17, 2024 at 1:54 pm

Niagara County Department of Social Services Commissioner Meghan Lutz today said residents who receive benefits through the New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will not be able to use their EBT cards on Sunday, May 19, 2024, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  New YorkRead 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

Delaware North gets Free Advertising Courtesy of Local Media’s Fake News

Delaware North gets Free Advertising Courtesy of Local Media’s Fake News

Community News May 11, 2024 at 11:15 am

Prominently featured this week in the Niagara Gazette is the report of one David Seminara, a former resident who apparently has made a name for himself as Youtube’s “Mad Traveller” and had the following things to say about the city of Niagara Falls after his recent visit. “I knew itRead More

Get a Cool Summer Job Right Now!

Get a Cool Summer Job Right Now!

Community News May 3, 2024 at 3:54 pm

Summer is just around the corner, but businesses around the state are already hiring for the summer. Whether you are looking for something to get you through the summer months, want to pick up a fun second gig, or are looking for a permanent career in a new field, thereRead 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

Free Irish Folk Concert by ‘Four Shillings Short’ at Downtown Church this Weekend

Free Irish Folk Concert by ‘Four Shillings Short’ at Downtown Church this Weekend

Community News April 9, 2024 at 10:54 pm

Four Shillings Short (Christy Martin and Aodh Og O’Tuama) will be performing a “Celtic, Folk and World Music” Concert at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara, 639 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY, on Saturday 4/13 from 2-4 pm. Four Shillings Short: Rooted in Celtic and American folk, inspired byRead 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

Kids’ Summer Programs on Chopping Block unless City Council Restores Cuts

Kids’ Summer Programs on Chopping Block unless City Council Restores Cuts

Community News March 31, 2024 at 5:07 pm

In a recent Facebook post, community activist Saladin Quanaah Allah shared a speech given by youth advocates Samika Sullivan and Eric Fields to the Niagara Falls City Council on March 20, as follows: “Last night at our Niagara Falls City Council meeting some of my colleagues Samika Sullivan, Jasmine White, EricRead More

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