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Wednesday, Nov. 14
The Girl Scouts of Western New York are holding their annual Join-A-Thon campaign from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. for girls ages 5-17 to join or women 18 or older to sign up as volunteers. | Call 1.888.837.6410 orvisit www.gswny.org for more information.
Monday, Nov. 12
For more information on the NYS Dept. of Health's guidelines for closing a nursing home, click here.
Learn more about art at Utica Street station | Click here.
The Cascades of Fire international fireworks competition is taking place over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. on November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18. | Click here for more information.
Thursday, Nov. 8
Find more information on WNY Heroes here.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
After getting called, the 'laughing stock of the NFL,' Bills fans came together to raise money for kids with cancer | Click here to donate to Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
There are lots of deals and freebies out there for veterans this Veterans Day | Click here for the WNY list.
DinoFEST returns to the Buffalo Museum of Science Saturday | Click here for details and to buy tickets online.
Friday, Nov. 2
For the NY Attorney General's tips on hiring a mover | Click here.
Thursday, November 1st
Christmas in the Country returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds this weekend | Click here for more information.
Information on Warm Up WNY can be found here.
Wednesday, October 31st
Good Neighbor Dog Walkers is offering a unique service to brides and grooms in Western New York. The company will dogsit your pup during your big day, and more. | Click here for more info.
The first of three distribution events for the Coats 4 Kids Drive is happening this Saturday at the Knights of Columbus, in Kenmore. | Click here for more info.
In our special Halloween edition of Buffalo's Best, Western New Yorkers have voted to say the Hinsdale/Dandy House in Cattaraugus County is Buffalo's Best Haunted Place | Click here for more info.
Thursday, October 25th
Find out where and when the Coats 4 Kids jackets will be distributed here.
Read the NYS Association of County Health Officials' stance on the legalization of marijuana here.
Qualified candidates interested in working for the State Department of Transportation can learn more here.
To support the Buffalo City Mission's Next Century campaign, click here.
Tuesday, October 23rd
The Cheektowaga Town Board held a public meeting over the town's tenative 2019 budget. | Click here to read the budget.
Monday, October 22nd
A local theater company opens in their new space at 456 Main Street, this Friday. | Click here for a look at their schedule.
Sunday, October 21st
After a 5 year old with autism mistook a bride for Cinderella at Akron Falls park, community members have started a GoFundMe page to help send little Layla Lester to Disney World to meet all the Dinsey princesses | Click here to donate.
Saturday, October 20th
There will be two more Public Meetings on the Erie County Parks Master Plan. Those meetings will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Ellicott Creek Park Friendship House and on Thursday November 15th, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Como Lake Park Casino.
Friday, October 19
Western New Yorkers have voted to say Pumpkinville is Buffalo's Best Pumpkin Patch | Learn more about it here.
Thursday, October 18
Jingle Falls USA is coming back to Niagara Falls, with an expanded schedule and an ice rink right in the heart of the city. | Click here for more information.
Wednesday, October 10
Mikah Meyer is looking to beat a world record, and make it to all 417 national park service sites in three years. He's a professional singer, and is paying for the trip by performing across the country | Click here for more information on his upcoming Buffalo performance.
A WNY native has helped save more than 250 pets that have been abused in Cartagena, Colombia | Click here to learn more about Cartagena Paws.
Sunday, October 7
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. and the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center are hosting an Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Avenue, Niagara Falls | Click here for more information.
Saturday, October 6
The Chief Operating Officer of Invest Buffalo Niagara was recently named one of North America's top 50 economic developers. | Click here to learn more about her organization's work.
Friday, October 5
A Buffalo family is selling blue pumpkins, in honor of LT. Craig Lehner. All the proceeds go to the BPD K9 unit | To buy one, go to this address: 118 W. Woodside Avenue, Buffalo.
The Buffalo International Film Festival is now underway. There are 125 films being shown at four locations in Buffalo | Click here for ticket information.
Western New Yorkers have voted to say Becker Farms is Buffalo's Best Place for Apple Picking | Click here to learn more about it.
Thursday, October 4
For the Attorney General's online consumer complaint form for the Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection | Click here.
The House of Horrors & Haunted Catacombs is open for the 2018 season | Click here for information.
Wednesday, October 3
If you, or someone you know, is in an abusive situation, you can call the National Domestic Violence confidential hotline at 1-800-799-7233 | Click here for more information.
Tuesday, October 2
An associate chemistry professor at UB started the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition five years ago, and each year it grows | Click here to learn more, or sign up.
Monday, October 1
A martial arts studio in Amherst is trying to combat bullying at local schools by selling T-shirts that say, 'Bullying Stops with Me,' and having kids sign waivers, promising they'll never bully | Click here for more info.
Friday, September 28
Fright Fest 2018 begins at Darien Lake this weekend | Click here for more info.
Wednesday, September 26
To donate money or a gift card that would go toward a survivor kit, call the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier at (716) 433-9662, or send donations to 32 Cottage St, Lockport NY 14094
Monday, September 24
Eight dollars from every 'Hurdle Ave' shirt sold will go to a local family in need | Click here to order from 26shirts.com.
Find tickets for the Fall New York State Yoga Festival at Letchworth State Park here.
Sunday, September 23
43North is ramping up to its fifth annual $5 million start up competition with live pitches October 3 at Shea's | Click here for free tickets.
Friday, September 21
Western New York is celebrating Sponge Candy Day! | Click here to learn more about Park Edge Sweet Shoppe's treats
Thursday, September 20
For information on stopping robocalls | Click here.
Erie County has released a report related to the potential redevelopment of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Click here to read the report and comment on the future of the convention center.
Thursday, September 20
Jericho Road cut the ribbon on its new medical suite at 1021 Broadway on Buffalo's East Side | Click here for more information about Jericho Road's medical services.
Monday, September 18
Register for the "telephone hall" presented by the FCC and AARP here.
Sunday, September 16
The Buffalo Museum of Science recently reopened its Artifacts Gallery with the popular Chenrezig Mandala back on display | Learn more about everything the museum offers by clicking here.
Saturday, September 15
New Era Field has become the second NFL stadium in the country to become a certified Sensory Inclusive space | Click here to learn more about the sensory inclusion bags available to guests for free.
Friday, September 14
The Buffalo Museum of Science is hosting BubbleFEST Saturday for the whole family | Click here for information and to buy tickets.
Thursday, September 13
For more information on SandDancer Canine Swim Therapy and Fitness, click here.
Tuesday, September 4
Amherst native, Mike Lempko, is rollerblading across the country for No Kid Hungry. To donate to his cause | Click here.
Thursday, August 30
To find Erie County's list of home repair programs | Click here.
Wednesday, August 29
Surplus items from the Buffalo Bills are being sold. Find them here.
Tuesday, August 28
To donate to the GoFundMe for two men shot Sunday night in Niagara Falls | Click here.
Friday, August 24
WAVE, Women Against Violence Everywhere helps stop violence in the Queen City. Mainly girls ages 9-18 are focused on, but there are programs for just about anyone | Click here for details.
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. There is an emergency need for blood donations in WNY right now. | Click here to find a local blood drive.
The Bella Kids Pop-Up Consignment Sale is back this weekend at 4259 Transit Rd, Williamsville | Click here for details.
Thursday, August 23
The J. Fitzgerald Group is taking part in a 24-hour CreateAThon blitz to create marketing and advertising materials for nine local non-profits, including the Lockport Arts Council, Family Promise of WNY, International Child Advancement, Cultural Alliance of Niagara, F Bites, WNY STEM Hub, Make-A-Wish of Western New York, Leadership Niagara, and B Team Buffalo.
Sunday, August 19
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy hosted its first ever Bark in the Park event as part of its 150 Hours of Olmsted celebrations | Click here for the full schedule of upcoming events in the parks.
Thursday, August 16
Admission to the Erie County Fair is $4 all day for Channel 4 Day | Click here for today's schedule of events.
Wednesday, August 15
Veterans can sign up for the Ugliest Lawnmower Contest until August 27th | Click here, and post your ugly lawnmower on this Facebook page
You can catch the UniverSoul Circus at Buffalo's Outer Harbor through August 19 | Click here for ticket information.
Monday, August 13
Sunday, August 12
Saturday, August 11
Niagara Falls Community Development is offering a huge range of free fitness classes in Hyde Park, Liberty Park, and Legends Park through October | Click here to see the full schedule.
Friday, August 10
The Big Bounce America, the Guiness World Record holder as the world's largest bounce house, is at Wilkeson Point at Buffalo's Outer Harbor through Sunday | Click here for full information.
Tuesday, August 7
Information on the Universoul Circus can be found here.
Sunday, August 5
The Hull Family House & Farmstead in Lancaster hosted a Revolutionary War living history weekend | Click here to learn more about everything you can see and do at that historic site.
Friday, August 3
Western New Yorkers voted to say Byrncliff Golf Resort & Banquets is Buffalo's Best Golf Course | Learn more about it here.
Thursday, August 2
Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 members will be on several corners beginning at 7 a.m. asking drivers to Fill the Boot for the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team. You will find them at Oak & Genesee, Elm & Swan, Niagara Street exit for I-190, Delaware & Hertel, Skyway & Church, Seneca & Bailey, and Abbott Rd & Red Jacket Parkway
Wednesday, August 1
The Kingdom Bound Christian music and arts festival wraps up at Darien Lake Wednesday. Click here for full information and to get tickets.
Thursday, July 26
For tips on common mistakes to avoid when applying or upgrading to a New York State Real ID | Click here.
Wednesday, July 25
To donate to the Ronald McDonald House fund | Click here.
Tuesday, July 24
For moving tips from the Better Business Bureau | Click here.
Monday, July 23
For more information about the Ritz recall | Click here.
To purchase a "Fight Like a Mom" T-shirt | Click here
Sunday, July 22
You can help make a big difference for the Food Bank of Western New York by taking part in the Walk Off Hunger event Saturday in Williamsville. Register online now or in person Saturday morning | Click here for full details.
Friday, July 20
You've voted to say Sunset Bay is Buffalo's Best Beach | Click here to learn more about what Sunset Bay has to offer.
Thursday, July 19
For the GardenWalk map | Click here.
Wednesday, July 18
Information on the Labatt USA/ Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper waterway cleanup can be found here.
Monday, July 16
Information on Reddy Bikeshare can be found here.
Find out more about Herd of Hope here.
Saturday, July 14
We R Buffalo Strong is an organization that looks to make a difference in the lives of local veterans, the homeless, and the elderly. To donate, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-6094.
Friday, July 13
The Buffalo Museum of Science is holding grand opening celebrations for the newly renovated Kellogg Observatory this weekend. The museum will be open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for visitors to enjoy daytime solar viewing and nightime viewing, beginning at 9 p.m.
Thursday, July 12
For more about the fundraiser for Gavin Burns | Click here.
Wednesday, July 11
Learn more about West Side Rowing Club here.
Monday, July 9
Cradle Beach Crusaders: Click here.
Saturday, July 7
Find places to park during Taste of Buffalo here.
Wednesday, July 4
A list of fireworks and other events happening in WNY can be found here.
See what you can't bring to Canalside here.
Sunday, July 1
Underwater dog photographer Seth Casteel held special sessions at SandDancer Canine Swim Therapy & Fitness in Orchard Park this weekend | Click here to learn more about Casteel's work.
Friday, June 29
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda is hosting the Carousel Modelers and Miniatures Convention through Saturday | Click here to learn more about everything happening at the museum.
Thursday, June 28
Read the letter written by Roy Herberger here.
Monday, June 25
Find information on vehicle recalls here.
Sunday, June 24
Habitat for Humanity of Buffalo needs funding and home donations | Click here to learn more about how you can help.
Thursday, June 21
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is hoping to set a new world record Thursday | Click here to learn more about #FLOmingos on Parade
Sunday, June 17
The Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network is launching a new mentorship program for fathers. To get involved, contact Antoine Johnson, the Fatherhood Coordinator, at (716) 884-6711 ext. 279 or by emailing email@example.com
Thursday, June 14
A record number of people are expected to take part in this year's JP Morgan Corporate Challenge | Click here for information, including the full travel advisory.
Wednesday, June 13
Find information on becoming a lifeguard in Buffalo here.
Saturday, June 9
The Susan G. Komen Upstate New York chapter is hosting its annual Race for the Cure Saturday morning | Click here for more info.
Friday, June 8
Thursday, June 7
The 61st annual Allentown Art Festival will be held June 9-10 | Click here for information.
Wednesday, June 6
On June 6th, 100% of proceeds from all coffee purchases at Tim Hortons will help kids from low income homes go to camp | Click here for info.
Tuesday, June 5
See where your pet can get a rabies vaccine in Chautauqua County this summer here.
Friday, June 1
More information on Tour de Cure can be found here.
Wednesday, May 30
Information on restaurants, food trucks and wineries coming to this year's Taste of Buffalo can be found here.
Larkin Square is hosting a new event, Larkin Moves, Wednesday | Click here for the full schedule.
Tuesday, May 29
Information on Pride Week can be found here.
Monday, May 28
See Memorial Day weekend events happening in WNY here.
Saturday, May 26
Donations to help the Buffalo Police Department get another K-9 officer can be made here.
The Totally Buffalo Festival returns to Riverworks Saturday | Click here for information.
Friday, May 25
Western New Yorkers have voted to give Pearl Street Grill & Brewery the title for Buffalo's Best Outdoor Dining | Click here to learn more.
Thursday, May 24
For a list of events and things to do at Canalside this summer | Click here
For advice from Leisure Living about opening your pool and making the most of the summer, click here.
Information on getting your dog vaccinated for parvovirus can be found here.
Wednesday, May 23
Find information on free rabies vaccination clinics in Erie County here.
Tuesday, May 22
Sydney Dobmeier is known as the Ride for Roswell girl. If you'd like to donate to her, click here.
To learn more about how to get involved in the Gardens of Compassion initiative, click here.
Monday, May 21
Gardenfest is coming up! Click here to find out more information about this fundraiser.
Information on float plans, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard, can be found here.
For this week's Buffalo Behind the Scenes, we're taking you inside the Shea's Performing Arts Center campus | Learn more about the theaters here.
Saturday, May 19
Learn more about Ella Rae Greene and purchase her book, here: Ella Rae Greene's Website
Friday, May 18
More information on the Reporting Offsite Arrival app can be found here.
Thursday, May 17
The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is teaming up with the Tony Hawk Foundation and KaBOOM! to create new public play spaces through the Built to Play initiative | Learn more here.
Wednesday, May 16
To celebrate her birthday, Alannah Pionessa is collecting new blankets and new storybooks for the babies in the NICU at Oishei Children's Hospital.
Donations are accepted through June 8th at Paulter Chiropractic and Wellness, 13305 Broadway St, Alden; The Alden Advertiser,13200 Broadway St, Alden; or Dr. Jennifer McVige's offices at DENT Neurological Institute in Amherst and Orchard Park.
Email Alannah's mother at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Tuesday, May 15
Friday, May 11
Bon-Ton gift card holders: Contact Assemblyman Ray Walters' district office at (716) 634-1895 or Assemblyman Robin Schimminger at 716-873-2540.
Find information on free rabies vaccination clinics in Erie County here.
The World's Largest Yard Sale is back at the Hamburg Fairgrounds on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Click here for info.
Thursday, May 10
To learn more about the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government, click/tap here.
Wednesday, May 9
To donate to the Erie County Sheriff's Mounted Reserve Unit and help the deputies purchase equipment like saddles, call Emmett Green, the coordinator, at (716)424-8566
See the names of priests accused of sexual abuse here.
Tuesday, May 8
Learn how to donate to the 11 Day Power Play | Click Here
For more information on the Gateway Longview working Together Project | Click here
Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Week is underway, but more volunteers are needed yearround | Click here to learn more about how you can get involved.
Monday, May 7
See if your vehicle is under recall here.
Find more information on donating to Goodwill here.
Saturday, May 5
Thousands of people turned out to take part in this year's Walk MS at Canalside. | Click here to learn more about the event and how you can help.
Friday, May 4
Western New Yorkers voted to say when it comes to food trucks, lloyd Taco Trucks are Buffalo's Best | Learn more about lloyd here.
Thursday, May 3
Get information on purchasing a rain barrel or composting bin here.
To learn more about Erie 1 BOCES and the opportunities at the Kenton Career & Technical Center, click here.
Wednesday, May 2
Find more information on Davey here.
Information on the Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight can be found here.
Tuesday, May 1
Habitat for Humanity is inviting local women to take part in Women Build Week May 5-12 | Click here to learn more.