Below, you can find Found it on 4 links that were previously posted on the main Found it on 4 page.MORE | Find the most recent Fount it on 4 links by clicking or tapping here.Friday, September 29

Learn more about the fundraiser and how to donate to help Ben Cambria as he’s fighting ALS by clicking hereThursday, September 28

Buffalo police have released new data showing exactly where traffic checkpoints are being conducted in the city of Buffalo after complaints of checkpoints only happening in certain areas. Click here for the full list.

Click here to learn more about U-Pick opportunities at Becker Farms.Wednesday, September 27

Learn more about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book signing event happening at Larkin Square  | Click here for full details.

Community Missions and the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center are preparing to hold the 7th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding. It will be on Tuesday, October 3, at 3:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls. Click here for full details.Tuesday, September 26

Halloween Horror kicks off at Fantasy Island this Saturday at 1 pm, it will be open Saturdays and Sundays leading up to Halloween from 1 pm to 8 pm. It will also open on Friday the 13th and Columbus Day. Admission to the event is included with a paid park admission or a 2017 Season Pass. For more information go to

The City of Buffalo is helping spearhead a collection drive to help the people of Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria | Click here for full details.

Two major collection sites have been set up to accept non-perishable items through at least October 6:

Monday, September 25

To view the list of tax-foreclosed property up for auction this Thursday | Click here. 

Learn more about the Type 1 Diabetes DEPICT-2 trials at UBMD by calling (716) 535-1850

Hear everything Jim Kelly had to say about the demonstrations across the NFL  | Click here

Sunday, September 24

For more information on Gov. Cuomo’s statewide relief and recovery effort for Puerto Rico click here. Friday, September 22

For more information on the Women’s Vote Centennial Project, click/tap here.

See how you can help Hurricane Maria relief efforts right here in western New York by clicking/tapping here.

Learn more about Bills security procedures and prohibited items | Click hereThursday, September 21

Learn more about Zandra Beauty products | Click here

Information about inaugural ‘Walk the Falls’ | Click hereWednesday, September 20

Reserve tickets to the USS Little Rock commissioning  | Click here

Find more information on the North Tonawanda Community Hub here:

(716), September 19

Security tight for Malala speech at UB  | Learn more about what’s not allowed inside the arena here

Get more information on Buffalo Beer Week by clicking/tapping here.Monday, September 18

The Food Bank of Western New York is helping high schoolers feed their families through the School Pantry program | Click here to learn more.

News 4 is a proud sponsor of the Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. | Learn more hereFriday, September 15

The Buffalo Museum of Science is hosting its annual Bubblefest event Saturday | Click here for more information.Thursday, September 14

If you were impacted by the Equifax breach, find out how to enroll in complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring here. 

The Fall fun kicks off this weekend at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence | Click here for more information.Wednesday, September 13

For more information about the Solarize Tonawanda initiative by the Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore click here.

For information on how to volunteer with the Red Cross click here | To donate text ‘Harvey’ or ‘Irma’ to 90999

For more information about “Empty the Shelters” and photos of adoptable animals at the SPCA Serving Erie County, go to, September 12

For more information about the 6th Annual “Natalie’s Walk” | Click here

For information on how to sign up for Catholic Charities next Foster Family Information Session call (716)856-4494

New study tracks the effects of allowing your dog to sleep in your bed | Read more here.Saturday, September 9

See pets up for adoption through WNY’s Furtastic Adopt-a-thon | Click here

Help Transport Goods to Houston | Call Niagara Falls Councilmember Ken Tompkins at  (716)- 940-7092Friday, September 8

Edward Town Middle school student collecting supplies for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey  | Click here for full details on how to donate

The WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association is holding its annual Rally in Alexander through Sunday | Click here for full details.Thursday, September 7 

For information on Carfax’s free VIN check to help consumers avoid buying flood-damaged cars | Click here.Wednesday, September 6

Depew Schools are back in session and students can take advantage of several new opportunities | Click here to learn more about the district.

Find more information on the 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival here.Tuesday, September 5 

For information about security at New Era Field in advance of tonight’s U2 concert, click here. 

Monday, September 4

OTE Manufacturing creates Buffalo-inspired pieces and plans to put disabled veterans to work | Click here to see the company’s Facebook page.

OTE products are available at a number of local boutiques, including Tis the Season Gift Shoppe in Snyder.Friday, September 1

If you’d like to help Jim Harchar and his team with search and rescue efforts, click here.Thursday, August 31

REACH Academy Charter School is accepting applications for kindergartners and first graders | Click here to learn more.

When you shop on Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase price is donated to a charity of your choice | Click here to start shopping

You can donate to Community Missions of Niagara Frontier directly | Click here to give.Wednesday, August 30

Follow Chelsea Alventosa’s 500 mile trek in Europe & donate to UNYTS | Click here

Help the family of Megan Dix, a mother killed in Brockport | Click Here.

For teachers to apply to get free school supplies, click here.Tuesday, August 29

To donate to Fleet Feet for Harvey relief efforts: Click here.

If you’d like to donate to the Erie County SPCA, helping in relocation of Harvey animals:

To donate to Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue, helping in relocation of Harvey animals. Fosters also needed:

The Red Cross needs donations for Harvey disaster relief. Make a donation by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, texting the word HARVEY to 90999, or going online

The Red Cross also has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Go to make an appointment.

Information about tickets to see INDYCAR at Watkins Glen can be found here.Sunday, August 27

If you would like to make a donation to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey click here. Friday, August 25

The Egyptian Festival runs through Sunday at the St. Mary & St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church at 350 Wheatfield Street, North Towanda | Click here for festival hours and details.Thursday, August 24

East side restaurant struggles to rebuild after car plows into storefront MORE | Click here to donate 

To find the survey regarding the temporary roundabout experiment | Click here. Wednesday, August 23

Register your surveillance camera with Amherst Police | Click here.

Register your surveillance camera with Buffalo Police  | Click here.

Preservation Buffalo Niagara Awards  | Click here for ticket information 

New research offers promise for those with peanut allergies | Read more here.

The Niagara County District Attorney is urging residents and businesses to register their surveillance cameras with the Niagara Intelligence and Crime Analysis Center | Register on the Niagara County website here.

For more information on volunteer organization “Hearts and Hands,” click/tap here.Tuesday, August 22

Venzella Joy / Lockport Native in Pitch Perfect 3 & Beyonce’s Drummer | Click here for more information about Venzella

Scientists determine type of bacteria that may aid athletic performance | Learn more about what researchers have discoveredThursday, August 17ROBO CALLS: To find out if your phone number is included in the Resort Marketing Group Cruise settlement, click here.

The Buffalo and Erie County Library System is holding its huge annual sale of books, videos, and audiobooks at the Central Library this weekend. Everything costs 50 cents. Sale hours are as follows:

THURSDAY: Early Bird Preview 8:30-11 a.m.  $5 donation for admittance and first picks from 8:30- 11:00 a.m. Regular sale from 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SATURDAY: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards accepted.Wednesday, August 16

Local family pushes to find answers 25 years after fatal hit and run. MORE | Contact the Town of Tonawanda Police at 877-8800 with information on crash that killed James ‘Jimbo’ Freeland Aug. 22, 1992.

For more information on how to volunteer on the United Way Day of Caring, click/tap here.

Breakthrough device heals organs with a single touch | Learn more about what researchers have discoveredTuesday, August 15

Local leaders are cutting the ribbon on the newly redeveloped Baptist Manor | Learn more about the affordable senior housing here.Monday, August 14

New research on Alzheimer’s focuses on isolating enzyme | Read with MIT scientists say here.Sunday, August 13

Tips and tricks on how and where you can view the upcoming solar eclipse, here.Friday, August 11

Learn more about Citizen Science Community Resources here.

Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill makes a stop at the Erie County Fair | How you can help the food bankWednesday, August 9

Unique way to watch the solar eclipse | Click here to see the contest by AirbnbTuesday, August 8

Provide feedback to the NYS DOT about the 198 design  | Learn more 

More info on UP! Aerial Fitness can be found here.

Targeting kids and excessive screen time | Learn more about a new campaign from the U.K.

To register for the 2017 YMCA Turkey Trot starting at 11 a.m. | Click here.Saturday, August 5

The Walk to Defeat ALS is raising money for critical research and support services for people with the fatal disease | Click here to donate.

Information on how you can get free eclipse viewing glasses. Click here.

Friday, August 4

Details about the Auto and Boat Show | Click here for hours and model information

The newest way to wed close to home | Information on Elope Niagara.

Thursday, August 3Click here to donate to Ravi Bansal’s world flight 

To donate to abused animals at the Erie County SPCA, click/tap here.

Learn more about the Garden Walk and 14207 Day happening this weekend | Click here for details

Buffalo Firefighters will be collecting donations for the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team through the Fill the Boot campaign from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. at the following locations:

Oak & Genesee, Elm & Swan, Seneca & Bailey, Skyway & Church, Delaware & Hertel, Abbott & Red Jacket Pkwy, Niagara Street exit 190

Wednesday, August 2

The Niagara County Fair runs through Sunday | Click here for the full fair schedule.Tuesday, August 1

Riverworks rockclimbing | Click here for more information

FDA Cigarette Proposal | Click here for more informationMonday, July 31Click here to donate to Go Fund Me for residents displaced by suspected arson in Allentown 

Find information on the next HHW collection here.Friday, July 28

For more information on the XEN Gel Stent, click/tap here.

To learn more about Ribfest and find out ticket information for the event click here.

Information on registering for Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race can be found here.

Money and happiness study | Click here for more informationThursday, July 27

Shredd & Ragan invited News 4 into the 103.3 The Edge studio for Wake Up On The Radio | Click here to listen to the Edge live

Comedian Tom Green is preparing for shows at the Helium Comedy Club this weekend | Click here for ticket info.

Red light camera controversy | Click here to see what U.S. communities have the cameras.Wednesday, July 26

Find out where you can park and get your tickets for Buffalo Bills training camp, here.

Amazon is hiring part-time Sortation Associates during a big hiring event August 2 | Click here for job description and to apply online.

Wake Up on the Radio: Listen live to the Morning Bull on 97RockTuesday, July 25

GoFundMe page for Minnesota Drive-In: Click here

For more information on the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee procedure, click/tap here.

Alternative Buffalo 107.7 and 104.7 is getting ready for its Birthday Show at RiverWorks on September 12 | Get ticket info here.

Discover Niagara Shuttle Tour | Learn more about it here.

To participate in UB concussion study call (716)-204-3200Monday, July 24

For more information about the Centering Pregnancy program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, call 716-278-4747 or click/tap here.Sunday, July 23

If you know of a business or offer that sounds like an illegal scheme report it to the Better Business Bureau scam tracker here.Friday, July 21

Apple working new way to discreetly call 911 | Learn more about it here.

Learn more about harmful blue green algae and where it has been seen this summer, here.

To learn more about the clinical research study, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or send an e-mail to Additional details are available at, July 20

Rolly Pollies is opening a new location in North Buffalo | Learn more about the kids’ gym here.Wednesday, July 19

The Food Bank of WNY is asking you to Walk Off Hunger on Saturday, July 29 | Register here.Tuesday, July 18

Volunteers needed for Tonawanda Coke Soil Study.

  • Interested applicants should contact Citizen Science Community Resources group at 716-873-6191 or
  • Deadline to sign up is Aug. 1

Family injured after being struck by pick-up identified | Click here to donate to the family’s Go Fund Me

Find ways to keep your kids safe online this Summer here.

The Genesee County Fair continues through Saturday | Click here for more information.

New long-term climate forecast predicts more dust storms in U.S. | Click here to read the research from Princeton and NOAA.Monday, July 17

The Buffalo Zoo has launched its summer schedule |Click here to check it out

Wines in the Wild will be held at the Buffalo Zoo Wednesday evening | Click here to learn more and buy tickets

The Buffalo Zoo is still looking for your help to name the new Japanese Macaque | Vote here.

For more information on the Honda Accord Recall, click here.Sunday, July 16

Local artist, Lauren Krafft, can be reached by clicking here.Saturday, July 15

The island experience is coming to Buffalo’s waterfront. More information can be found here.Friday, July 14

For enrollment information at Mary’s Little Lambs cal (716)725-0501

For ticket information to Cobblestone Live click here and to look at the festival’s lineup click here

For brides and others affected by the sudden closing of Alfred Angelo:

Buffalo Bridal Association:

David’s Bridal Shop: Facebook page for customers of Alfred Angelo who are trying to get answers:, July 13

Security information and schedule of events for Italian Fest | Click here for more information

Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race | Click here for more informationWednesday, July 12

Hotel Henry in the old Richardson Olmsted Complex is holding its first Art Walk Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Free parking is available on the North side of the building near the main entrance to the hotel at the Corner of Rockwell Road & Cleveland Circle, Buffalo, NY 14213 | Click here for more information.Monday, July 10

To support Buffalo Fire Lieutenant Jason Czora’s 1800 mile bike for the Stephen Siller Foundation, click/tap here.Friday, July 7

Erie County’s guide for families considering nursing home care for loved ones can be found here. 

Restaurants at the Taste of Buffalo are required to offer a healthy menu option. Learn more about that here.

Click here for important information about STDs, testing, and resources in Erie County

Click here for more information on the Taste of Buffalo festival.

Child author Muskan Virk visits WNY. | Read more about her here.

Sign up for Buffalo’s newest tours, here.Thursday, July 6

Get more information on Fly Buffalo NY here.

Click here for more information on the New York State DMV’s Defensive Driving Course.Wednesday, July 5

Find a list of places where you can get rid of unwanted drugs here.

Buffalo Police post crime updates on NextDoor | Click hereTuesday, July 4

To learn more about the Child Care Resource Network, click here. 

Ravi Bansal flies around the world to raise money for MRI machine in rural India | MORE: Click here to track Ravi’s flight, or to donate to his cause. 

To learn more information about what is allowed to be brought into Canalside for the fireworks click here.Monday, July 3

Those interested in being cast as an extra in Cold Brook must be at least 18 years old, and can email the production team at with a recent self photo.

To learn more information and to donate to 11 Day Powerplay click here.

Taste of Buffalo – Click here for more information.Saturday, July 1

Public pool information hereFriday, June 30

Large scale community solar project headed for Grand Island | MORE: Click here for information on Grand Island’s new Solar Law

For more information about the Buffalo International Film Festival | Click hereThursday, June 29

For more information on John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, including a live view of the “construction cam,” click/tap here.Wednesday, June 28

Donations are needed to expand and maintain the Somali Bantu Community Garden in East Aurora | Click here for the GoFundMe page.Tuesday, June 27 

For information about where and when you can legally buy fireworks in New York for July 4 | Click hereMonday, June 26

Group embarks on 5th Annual “Journey Along the Erie Canal” | Learn more about the “Our Ability” group here.

To learn more information and to donate to 11 Day Powerplay click here.Saturday, June 24

To register and take part in the  “Human BuffaLove #4” at Canalside on SUnday click here. Friday, June 23

Find out if you can travel with certain items here or call the TSA at (866) 289-9673.

Stand Down event information  | Click here for information Thursday, June 22

Shakespeare in Delaware Park Schedule  | Click here for information 

Summer toy trouble? Group releases a warning list of potentially dangerous toys.

Wednesday, June 21

The Longest Day / Alzheimer’s Information | Click here for information about “The Longest Day” & Click here for information about the local Alzheimer’s Association

Tuesday, June 20

Get information on The Salvation Army’s Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race here.

Adoptable animals available at Niagara Co. SPCA | Click here for more information

The Erie County Health Department is offering another free concussion safety training sessions on June 26 at 7 p.m. | Click here to register

Monday, June 19

Lead study | Click here for more information

Friday, June 16

Tips on avoiding rats in your home and lawn | Click here.

Canalside Live rundown | Click here.Wednesday, June 14

Looking for free dental care? East Aurora office offering “Dentistry from the Heart.” Friday, June 16. Doors open at 8:30AM; lines form early at Westermeier Martin Dental Care, 950 East Main Street | Learn more by clicking here.Tuesday, June 13

Information about Juneteenth | Click here.Monday, June 12

New Study: Staying up late on weekends may hurt your heart | Read more here.Friday, June 9#NORASTRONG: Info on how to become a bone marrow donor | Click here.

Tickets still available for WYRK presents for Taste of Country | More info here.

Neighborhood Health Center Open Interviews | More info here.Thursday, June 8

Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday at the Darwin Martin House  | Click here.Wednesday, June 7

For more information about the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center:   CALL 1-800-SATRUCK or  www.satruck,org

Catholic Health’s free car seat safety classes on first Saturday of each month | Click here.

New research highlights possibilities of color-changing tattoos | Learn more here.

To access the Strategic Financial Solutions application page | Click here Tuesday, June 6 

To access the Excelsior Scholarship application | Click here

To view Excelsior scholarship qualifications |  www.esd.ny.govMonday, June 5

For more information on the Maksym Giving Tree Foundation | Click here

Marking the second anniversary of the NY prison break | Click here to see our News 4 Special Coverage.Friday, June 2

How to safely remove ticks | Click here for information from the Erie County Department of Health 

Thursday, June 1

File comments to FCC on ringless voicemail robocalls | here.

Thursday, June 1

Information for county lead poisoning prevention | Click here for more informationWednesday, May 31

Get information on The Salvation Army’s Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race here.

Handshake-free zone | Click here for more information

How to donate and help out Tim Horton Children Foundation MORE | Click here to learn about the foundationTuesday, May 30

What’s In My Water? MORE | Click here to learn about the drinking water in your area

The family of Arthur Redrick started a GoFundMe page to help cover his funeral costs. | Donate here

Tour De Cure | More information hereMonday, May 29

Man walking from New Jersey to California to promote access to clean water | Click here to learn more about Mission Clean Water

Local church shelters immigrants seeking asylum | Click here to help Pilgrim St. Luke’s build showers & laundry for sanctuary guestsFriday, May 26

What’s going on at Canalside this summer | Click here to see the schedule of eventsWednesday, May 24

Special Report: Boats on the Border | Click here to the learn about jobs at the Office of Air and Marine

Group ranks best and worst sunscreens | Click here to read their top picks.

Alcohol and breast cancer study | Click here for more informationTuesday, May 23

Rev. Pridgen starts newsletter for unsolved homicide cases. MORE | Click here to submit a story in the Unsolved Murders Newsletter

Report about adult kids | Click here for more information

Monday, May 22

For more information about the WNY Women’s Foundation’s “What She’s Made of” annual fundraising event, click/tap here.

Cell phone habits: overuse vs. moderation | Click here for more informationFriday, May 19

The Family Planning Center at 608 William St. in Buffalo is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call (716) 858-2779 for more information.

Thomas the Tank Engine will be at the Medina Railroad Museum May 20-21 & May 27-28 | Click here for ticket information for a Day Out With ThomasThursday, May 18GObike Buffalo is getting ready for Bike to Work Day and the SkyRide | Learn more here.

New study shows many of us don’t use sunscreen correctly | Read FAQ’s here.Wednesday, May 17

DMV’s complaint form for driving school students who feel they’ve been ripped off | Access it here 

New study from Ontario ties teenage marijuana use to poor grades | Read a summary of the research here.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month | Click here for more info about learning to ride at Motorcycle Safety School, Inc.Tuesday, May 16

“Wicked” returns to Shea’s Buffalo Theatre May 17-June 4. Tickets are available online here, by calling 1-800-745-3000 and at the Shea’s Ticket Office at 650 Main Street.

Ear injury study | Click here for more informationMonday, May 15

WNYers are urged to write letters or cards for the Center for Elder Law & Justice’s Caring Cards Challenge | Click here for full details.Friday, May 12

The World’s Largest Yard Sale is open 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg | Click here for more info.

Mother’s Day dream come true | Click here for more information about the Dosches.Thursday, May 11

Tips for parents on approaching “the drug talk” with kids | Click here

Erie County Narcotics Tipline | Call 716-858-7755 or submit a confidential tip online here.

New study shows some kids have “stress genes” | Read the research here.

FabUBus Mobile Spa offers a salon experience on wheels. | Learn more.Wednesday, May 10

Life expectancy study | Click here for more information.

Tuesday, May 9

NYSERDA reps were providing information about the state’s rebate program for electric vehicles at the Ride-and-Drive event at the Niagara Falls State Park | Click here for details.

Monday, May 8

Health benefits of ice swimming? | Read why some are taking polar plunges on purpose.

Find more information on the GlassFest in Corning here.

What would you name Crayola’s New Blue? | Submit your name idea here.

Babies and screen time study | Click here for more information

Sunday, May 7

Learn more about the Lockport school teachers and students trip to Ghana here.

Thursday, May 3

Learn more about the Tuition-Free Degree Program here.

Find more on The Ride for Missing Children here.

The pros at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute share their skills with community members through classes open to the public | Learn more here.Tuesday, May 2

Become an organ donor in New York State  | Click hereMonday, May 1

For more info on Invisible Fence Pet Oxygen Mask Donation Program, click/tap here.

Find more information on the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater here.Saturday, April 29

Donations needed for family that lost everything in suspicious Lackawanna fire | List of items needed and donation page hereFriday, April 28

A North Tonawanda couple is giving back to the community through the backyard game they invented | Click here to learn more about First-N-Ten.

The First-N-Ten tournament to benefit Carly’s Club will be June 2 | Full details are on the First-N-Ten Facebook page.

Toyota recall: 2016 and 2017 Tacomas | Get more here

Babies and Bumps: Event happening Saturday | Get more here Thursday, April 27

For more information on Every Bottom Covered, click/tap here.

Recruit NY looking for volunteer firefighters | See where you can go for an open house

Artificial womb study | Click here for more informationTuesday, April 25

End of the semester sleep alert | Read the summary of new research warning about cognitive impact of “all nighters”

Rolly Pollies – Funtastic fitness for kids – Trial Class | MoreFriday, April 21

Donations needed for urban farming greenhouse at WestSide Tilth | here

New research: ‘Phonics’ works to teach kids to read. | Click here to read a summary of the findings from the U.K.Thursday, April 20

Elmwood Village Spring Clean-Up | hereWednesday, April 19

Learn more about Dash Dog Running here.

To learn more about becoming involved with the Buffalo Rowing Scholastic Association, click here.Tuesday, April 18

To donate to the Reszka family and help them get a service dog, click/tap here.

A Cheektowaga family is co-chairing a gala on Saturday, April 29, at the Statler in Buffalo to help find a cure for the rare metabolic disorder PKU. Click here and herefor more event details, including information about how to buy tickets or making a donation. You can also contact Staci and Eddie Kasprzyk at 716.725.3212 or

NYS Income Tax Assistance | Available from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 518-457-5181

Fellowship for retirees | Click hereMonday, April 17

How to help Buffalo Peacemakers & Back to Basics Outreach Ministries | Click here

To learn how to volunteer to help build the Village of Hamburg community playground, click or tap here.

For more information on the Pups at the Pen program, click HERE

Tens of thousands of people are celebrating Dyngus Day in Buffalo | Click here for the full schedule and parade infoSaturday, April 15

Help name April the Giraffe’s new calf | Click here

What can you recycle? | Click Here for a ListFriday, April 14

Good Friday is the busiest day of the year at the Broadway Market in Buffalo | Click here for hours and a schedule of events.Wednesday, April 12

Spectrum customers with complaints about rate hikes can call this number: 1-800-342-3377.

New forensic tests have investigators in Oregon believing a Jane Doe from a 1971 cold case may have ties to Western New York. Click here for details.

If you have any idea who the girl is, you are urged to call the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office at 1-541-474-5123, the Oregon State Medical Examiner 1-971-673-8300, or the The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

New study says kids often notice more things than adults | Read the research from the Ohio State University here.Tuesday, April 11

Neighborhood meeting regarding proposed methadone clinic on Millersport Highway in Amherst

  • WHERE: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 4007 Main Street near Eggert
  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
  • WHO: Hosted by Eggertsville Community Organization

Contact information for how to volunteer for WNY iCan Bike Camp:

  • Katie Cobell – (716) 817-7526
  • Email –

The 3rd annual Stock the Storage Unit Collection for Buffalo’s Homeless and Less Fortunate continues through April 17 | Click here for details.

Distracted Driving: AAA releases new study. | Find out more HERE

Monday, April 10

Learn more about PAWS Advanced Imaging here.

Food Truck Tuesdays return to Larkin Square this week. | Click here for full details.

New study tracks what some call the “night owl” gene mutation | Read a summary of the research here.Sunday, April 9

Donate to help Jami Masjid and Universal School build a new playground in Buffalo by clicking here

Set up an appoint for free tax preparation with the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo at 712-2060. . Household income must be at or below $54,000. Appointments are available on Tuesdays in Lockport and on Wednesdays in Niagara Falls

8th Annual Prom Dress Drive |  Click here for details

Friday, April 7

A financial analyst and St. Bonaventure grad has tips on how to help young people save money and deal with debt. Buy her book here.

The Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament is coming back. Find information on registration here.

Habitat for Humanity Buffalo is taking part in the National Women Build Week | Click here to learn more about the program.

Monday, April 4

Addict 2 Addict helps connect those struggling with addiction to treatment | Click here.

The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County is collecting items for its annual Community Baby Shower through May 11. Click here for more info.Monday, April 3

The SPCA Serving Erie County is closed for regular business this week as operations move to the new West Seneca site.ANIMAL RESCUE / ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION EMERGENCIES:

If you are experiencing a situation that requires emergency animal rescue or investigation in Erie County:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm: call 716-875-7360

4:00 pm – 12:00 am: call 716-827-1609

12:00 am – 8:00 am: please call your local police or animal control unitVETERINARY EMERGENCIES:

If you have a veterinary emergency with your pet, please contact one of the following animal emergency clinics:

Grand Island Small Animal Hospital: 716-773-7645

Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Cheektowaga: 716-839-4043

Northtowns Veterinary Emergency Services in Tonawanda: 716-213-0283

Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center: 716-662-6660

Caffeine calculator | Click here for more informationFriday, March 31RESOURCES FOR OPIATE & HEROIN USERS:

  • Crisis Services 24 Hour Addiction HOTLINE 716-831-7077
  • Alba de Vida: 716-768-4040
  • CAO/DART: 716-884-9101
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital Pathways: 716-862-1330
  • Erie County Medical Center (Emergency Room): 716-898-3471
  • Horizon Health Services/Horizon Village: 716-831-1800

The Maid of the Mist is preparing to launch for the season Saturday | Click here for more information.Thursday, March 30

Neighborhood Health Center Open Interviews | More info here.

Ford recalling some makes and models over fire hazard. | More info here.Wednesday, March 29

Information on laser lip and tongue tie corrections can be found here.

City and state leaders are breaking ground for the new Explore & More Museum at Canalside | Click here and here for more information.

Medical Breakthrough: Researchers in Ohio use technologies to help man with quadriplegia move again. | Click here to read more about the research.Tuesday, March 28The Sound of Music opens at Shea’s Tuesday evening and runs through Sunday. Tickets are available at the Shea’s box office, through or by calling 1-800-745-3000

Information on the American Diabetes Association’s Rider Rally in Buffalo can be found here.

Find out where you can get free tax help here.Monday, March 27

A Place for Cats: Click here to visit the Cattaraugus County shelter’s  Facebook page

  • “Rescue Kitten Meet & Greet” happening soon!

Food label study | Click here for more information

New research: Older moms may raise better-behaved kids. Read the study from Denmark.Sunday, March 26

Information about the total solar eclipse found here.

Support group for WNY’ers suffering from Lyme DiseaseThursday, March 23

The Plantasia Garden and Landscape show website can be found here.

Doctor shortage report | Click here for more informationWednesday, March 22Alix Rice Peace Park: to buy a brick or get involved, click here.

Teen driver study | Click here for more informationTuesday, March 21

Send public comments on new Buffalo train station location |

Hundreds of local high school students are coming together for this year’s Model United Nations General Assembly | Click here for information.

Sleep apnea and stunted brain development study | Click here for more informationMonday, March 20The Right to Die |CLICK HERE for more info on the Medical Aid in Dying Act & Oregon’s Death with Dignity LawARCHIVE | See links previously found on this page here.

Learn more about World Spine Outreach here.

Find out all you need to know about Local Restaurant Week here.Sunday, March 19

April the Giraffe is expecting a calf! Animal Adventure Park has a live Giraffe Cam| Watch here. Friday, March 17

Local teen needs a kidney | Click here for information about how you can help

Mothertime Marketplace, the largest family consignment sale in WNY, is happening this weekend| Click here for more information

Vitamin D & pollution study | Click here for more informationThursday, March 16

Larkin Square is hosting an Irish-American celebration on Friday | Click here for more on the Live at O’Larkin fun!Tuesday, March 14

Memory study | Click here for more informationMonday, March 13The Right to Die |CLICK HERE for more info on the Medical Aid in Dying Act & Oregon’s Death with Dignity LawARCHIVE | See links previously found on this page here.Sunday, March 12 

NY State Comptroller’s Office has over $14.5 billion in unclaimed funds | Find out if you have unclaimed funds

If your income is $64,000 or less you can prepare and electronically file your own federal and state returns for free | Click here to find free tax assistance sites Friday, March 10

You can start applying today for the 4th year of the 43 North startup competition. | Find out how here.

New app says it’ll help protect you from workplace distractions | Learn more about “Nope” here.

Find more information on Tyler Wisler’s workshop at the Buffalo Home Show : More info hereThursday, March 9

Neighborhood Health Center Open Interviews | More info here.

New studies reveal more deaths for heart failure patients in winter months | Read the research here.Tuesday, March 7

The Roses from Angels book website can be found here.

Find more information on Sesame Street Live here.

Feeling lonely? Consider the amount of time you spend on social media. | Click here to read new research from the University of Pittsburgh

Make America Dinner Again | Click here for more informationMonday, March 6

NFTA Metro bus schedules changed on 17 routes this weekend. MORE | Click here for links to updated bus schedules.

Mercedes-Benz recalls nearly 345,000 cars. More Information | Click here.Sunday, March 5

Buffalo Cycle Boats are coming to Buffalo. More Information | Click here.

Friday, March 3

Know your rights and responsibilities at the U.S. border. MORE | Click here for information from Customs and Border Protection

Find out where you can get a fish fry during Lent here.

New research: exercise is more important that weight loss, especially for seniors

Digital Personal Trainer | Click here for more information

The Buffalo Distilling Company opens to the public for tastings and tours in its new building in Larkinville this weekend. Learn more about the distillery and the grand opening on the Buffalo Distilling Company website, on Facebook, and on Instagram: bflodistillingThursday, March 2

What’s in your water? | Click here to sign up for New York’s new lead testing pilot program.

What’s in your water? | Click here to see our previous report addressing the most common water quality concerns.

Niagara Falls uses grant money to open up The Craft Kitchen and Bar. Information on the restaurant can be found here.Facebook page.Wednesday, March 1

Spread the Word to End the Word WNY’s Facebook page can be found here.

WNY Churches offering Ashes-To-Go Services – Click here for more informationTuesday, February 28

New York’s Weather Experiment (Click here to see our Special Report) | Click here to visit the NY Mesonet WebsiteTIPS for how to spot fake news: 

All season surfing information for the Great Lakes. Surf The Great Lakes | Click here

Chronic stress and your waistline | Read the new research from the UKMonday, February 27Click HERE to view live feed of April, the pregnant giraffe at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y.

Common cold study | Click here for more informationTuesday, February 28

All season surfing information for the Great Lakes. Surf The Great Lakes | Click here

Chronic stress and your waistline | Read the new research from the UKSaturday, February 25

Gofundme for South Davis Elementary School Cleanup:, February 15Find Girl Scout Cookies |Click hereFriday, February 24

Aquarium of Niagara Unveiling New Penguin Plans | Click here to see our prior coverage.

Western New York Boat Show | Click here for more information.Thursday, February 23

Online doctor ratings study | Click here for more information

New York State Physician Profile | Click here for more informationWednesday, February 22

Vote for the local Hobey Baker Award nominees! Click here to place your vote.Tuesday, February 21

Public Meeting on Tecumseh Redevelopment Inc.(former Bethlehem Steel Corporation) site ground water clean-up is March 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lackawanna Senior Center at 230 Martin Road in Lackawanna. Click here for more information on the project. 

New report reveals whether ‘sitting’ increases chances of type-2 diabetes | Click here to learn more.

Preschoolers & nap study | Click here for more informationMonday, February 20

Are You Getting The Internet Speeds You’re Paying For? | Test your internet speed hereFriday, February 17

Country 106.5 WYRK is hosting a radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital | CALL 1-800-372-4999 | Click here to donate.

Click here to learn more about St. Jude and the work that team does.

Vitamin D study | Click here for more information

Gen X: The Time To Get Serious About Longevity Is Now | MORE HEREThursday, February 16

Researchers try to defy distance with new technology | Read about what’s being tested in Canada.Wednesday, February 15

The Attorney General cautions all New Yorkers, government agents will never demand money over the phone, or in an email. The Attorney General’s Immigration Services Fraud Hotline is (866) 390-2992.

Noise study | Click here for more informationMonday, February 13

Oracle Charter School is accepting applications for Fall enrollment. Applications are available in person at 888 Delaware Ave. or online at The application deadline is March 31.

MORE | An open house will be held at Oracle Charter School on Wednesday, February 15, from 4:30-7p.m.

Tax deductions | Click here for more informationSaturday, February 11

Valentine’s Day Adopt an Animal Event at the Buffalo Zoo, Click here for information.Thursday, February 9Border Patrol Hotline: Report suspicious activity in WNY by calling 1-800-331-0353

For more information about Sweet Jenny’s Ice Cream and Chocolate shop, click or tap here.Wednesday, February 8

For more information about 5 Wits Buffalo, click or tap here.

New research focuses on driving dangers after concussions | Click here for more information.

Northern Access Pipeline project | Public Hearing Dates

Cyber bullying | What you can do 

Tuesday, February 7

Find information on the Keil Family Charity Concert & Fundraiser here.

E-cigarette “dripping” study | Click here for more information

Monday, February 6

UB Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault on campus. Anyone with information should call: 716-645-2222

MORE | Click here for safety tips and reporting information from the Violence Prevention Team on campus.

MORE | Click here for more on UB’s sexual violence prevention, awareness, and response programs.

Friday, February 3

Adoption STAR agency: 1-866-691-3300

Fast food packaging study | Click here for more informationThursday, February 2

The New York Attorney General’s tips for getting the best internet service plan can be found here.Wednesday, February 1

Scientist invents device to detect for the flu | Read more from the University of Texas here.

Monday, January 30

Find information on the Aviation Consumer Protection division of the U.S. Department of Transportation here.

Does a soda tax work? | Read the research from the American Journal of Public Health

Gender stereotype study | Click here for the linkFriday, January 27

Find more on the People Inc. Perfect Fit Program here.

Disney on Ice | Click here for ticket informationThursday, January 26

Cervical cancer study:;jsessionid=AE1131427538E6997970568914C59C04.f04t02?systemMessage=WOL+Usage+report+download+page+will+be+unavailable+on+Friday+27th+January+2017+at+23%3A00+GMT%2F+18%3A00+EST%2F+07%3A00+SGT+%28Saturday+28th+Jan+for+SGT%29++for+up+to+2+hours+due+to+essential+server+maintenance.+Apologies+for+the+inconvenience.

The Cheektowaga police surveillance camera registry can be found here.

Larkinville is gearing up for the 3rd annual Ice Festival on Saturday | Click here for the full list of Ice Festival programming

Pets and sibling study | Click here for more informationWednesday, January 25

Click here to learn more about the 43 North and Uber Pitch event happening today.Click here for more on the Scajaquada Corridor redesign. Tuesday, January 24Click here to support the family of Aniyah Lewis, 14-year-old killed in Kensington Avenue crash

To support Allison Giomundo’s flexible seating classroom:, January 23

Local woman looks back at near-death experience

MORE | Ponzo’s book is called “The Girl I Was Then and the Woman I am Now.” A release date has yet to be determined.

Niagara Falls Police Dept. Traffic Division: call 716-286-4711 or 716-286-4565

Sunday, January 22

18 people displaced after 10-apartment building on Bailey Avenue goes up in flames | Donation information hereFriday, January 20

The Niagara Falls Detective Bureau can be reached at 716-286- 4553.

New research reveals excessive sitting ages women’s cells | Read the research here.Wednesday, January 18

Harvard fruit and vegetable study | CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION  Tuesday, January 17

Donations for Aiden Camacho are accepted here.Monday, January 16

To volunteer with Meals on Wheels for WNY: Tanning | Read more about the safety measures proposed by the FDA to regulate tanning beds.Saturday, January 14

Quaker Up! Local all girl Lego league needs your support. | Donate HereThursday, January 12

Buffalo SafeCam | Click here to registerTuesday, January 10

To donate to Ginny Fagard’s family:

Slow Roll Buffalo looking for volunteers: More InformationMonday, January 9

How you can become an organ donor:, January 7

Girl Scouts of Western New York | Click here to read the study

Find cookie booths girl scouts to purchase cookies from.Friday, January 6

Dementia study | Click here to read the study

Researchers find ‘interlock’ devices can reduce fatal crashes involving alcohol | Read more about the new study from Johns HopkinsThursday, January 5

To donate to the Equi*Star “Let Them Ride” Campaign go to:, January 3

Click here to support Shanna Mason’s Go Fund Me Page. Mason was shot and killed on New Year’s Day in Buffalo.

People Inc. Seniors Unlimited information can be found here.

Information on the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter can be found here.Monday, January 2

95 Nutrition meal prep services |

More moms fighting depression as their kids become teenagers | Read the research published in the journal Developmental Psychology

New research tracks the impact of sugary, fatty foods | Read the research about food and memory.Friday, December 30

Wheatfield students launch anti-bullying campaign | Campaign page

Can you really ‘make up’ lost sleep | Read more from experts.Thursday, December 29

Buffalo City Mission | Donation Page

Hatch Watch 2K16 | Bald Eagle Live StreamWednesday, December 28

For more information on new health insurance reforms to combat the opioid epidemic contact DFS at the agency’s toll-free hotline 800-342-3736 or www.dfs.govTuesday, December 27

M.j. Mark’s website for fitness and nutrition tips:

For more information on the Catholic Health Milk Bank Depots, visit Or you can contact the NY Milk Bank at 212-956-MILK (6455)Monday, December 26

Defensor, Inc. website: to Avoid Fake News:

  • URL: Some fake sights will develop a page that resembles a legitimate news source, but unless it’s a URL you recognize, steer clear.
  • Photos: Are they visibly Photoshopped or manipulated?
  • Sources: Are sources in the story backed up? Can you trace the information used to an original source?
  • Does this seem crazy? Take a moment and consider what you’re reading. Does it make sense, does it follow logic? Are you finding this information confirmed by other legitimate news agencies?

How to avoid cell phone hacking | Advice from the Federal Trade CommissionSunday, December 25

2017 Niagara Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale | MOREFriday, December 23

Help baby Aiden:

Contact the DeKalb County Police at 404-286-7911 if you have any information on Orlando Price. Price wanted for death of his estranged wife, Buffalo native Jameca Price.

Adopt a Classroom: http://www.adoptaclassroom.orgThursday, December 22

To make a donation to the O’Neil family, click/tap here.

The WNY Heroes website can be found here.Wednesday, December 21

Western Union offers information to help consumers avoid ripoffs. | See more hereTuesday, December 20

The Salvation Army needs your help to meet its goals for this year’s Red Kettle campaign.MORE | Click here to learn more about the Salvation Army programs and how you can make a donation online.

Young cancer survivor helps collect Christmas cards

If you would like to send a card to Baylee, the address is PO Box 347332, Parma, OH 44134Monday, December 19

Link to Buffalo diaper bank ‘Every Bottom Covered’

Link to more information about Kelly’s Hollywood documentary film: www.kellyshollywood.comSaturday, December 17

Local site rates venues on accessibilityMORE | Click to visit Full Access TravelFriday, December 16

Happening: With winter’s arrival comes big boost to visitors at Canalside | MoreThursday, December 15Drone Details: Know Before You Buy | FAA Registry |  FAA Rules and More

Mortality study | Learn more hereWednesday, December 14

ImagineWe LLC | Learn more here

Teen substance abuse declines; marijuana use remains steady. | Read the annual report from the NIH.Tuesday, December 13

Pay it Forward Charitable Organization of WNY | See their Facebook page here

Home 4 the Holidays – Help finding the perfect holiday gift | Click hereSaturday, December 10

Donate toys or volunteer with Boxes of Love | Click hereFriday, December 9

Protecting your food | Read advice and tips from the CDC here.Thursday, December 8

Tax information on New York’s website can be found here and those wishing to call for more information can call this number: 1-518-457-2036.Wednesday, December 7

New study reveals ‘one cigarette’ a day is dangerous | Read more from the National Cancer Institute

Jamestown Schools water lead testing | See the resultsTuesday, December 6

Click here to donate to Nick Heilig’s medical fund. The Cheektowaga man is raising money for a wheelchair access ramp to his home.

Internet speed test for Erie County | Click here

Sandy Hook Promise PSA on school shootings | Watch video or learn more about Sandy Hook Promise Monday, December 5

Community collecting pillows for those in need | Click here to find out where/when you can drop off donations 

Report scams to the U.S. Department of Justice | Click/tap here for information on how to do this.

Track the latest scams in real-time with the Better Business Bureau.

“Drink plenty of fluids” — just not too much! | Read new research from the UK about water intake.

Friday, December 2

Vision study | Click here for more information

The 5th annual Holiday Live at Larkin will be held Friday evening from 5-8 at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo.MORE | Click here for full event details, including how you can help give back to the Food Bank of WNY by getting in on the fun.Thursday, December 1

What do you think of new development plans for 201 Ellicott in Buffalo? Click here to send in comments.

How to donate to the Mason’s Mission Foundation | Facebook | GoFundMe

Buy a CleanSlate UV HERE.

Lackawanna residents interested in having their home’s interior cleaned following massive fire should call Great Lakes Industrial at 716-207-8685

WANTED: Orlando Price. If you see or know anything about this man, please contact the DeKalb County FUGITIVE TIP LINE 1-866-788-7646

If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is available. Contact the Family Justice Center at 716-558-7233

Sports and longevity study | Click here for more informationTuesday, November 29

Community members are coming together to give back and support the Community Missions programs this Giving Tuesday.MORE | Click here to learn more about Giving Tuesday efforts to support Community Missions.MORE | Click here to learn more about making a donation online.MORE | See the full list of restaurants taking part in the Dining for Dollars program on Giving Tuesday.Monday, November 28

Scientifics Direct, a Tonawanda-based e-commerce company, is offering an extra special deal on its STEM toys and gifts this Cyber week.

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $50 | Use the promo code WIVB at checkoutMORE | Check out the products featured in our on-air story about Scientifics DirectMORE |Click here to see the entire range of Scientifics Direct productsSaturday, November 26

Black Iron Bystro Thanksgiving leftover recipes| Click here for recipes Friday, November 25

Small Business Saturday – Participating shops | Click here to find out moreClick here to donate to the Food Bank of Western New YorkWednesday, November 23

Headed Home 4 the Holidays? Check for delays | BNIA

Community collects donations to help refugees furnish their homes | Contact Akram Shibly at

Tuesday, November 22

Report by the New York State School Boards Association on the importance of background checks for school bus drivers | Click/tap here for more.

NYS Dept. of Labor requirements for driving a bus | More here.

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Guide to Bus Drivers Regulaltions | More here.DONATE | Find out how you can donate to the family of Nick O’Neil here.

Police seeing increase in car accidents in parking lotsMORE | Click here to see more tips on holiday shopping safety

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring bells for this year’s Red Kettle campaign.MORE | Click here for information and to sign up for a two hour shift.Saturday, November 19

Hours of Operation and Information on Gingerbread Wonderland. Click here.Friday, November 18

NYS hunting rules | Find out more here.Click here to donation to the Food Bank of Western New York

Study shows women who delay childbirth may live longer | Read the research here.Thursday, November 17

New booster seat ratings released | Read the new ratings here 

New research looks into how our brains change as we age | Read the study here.Tuesday, November 15

You can apply for a Habitat for Humanity home.

MORE | Click here for details.

WNY man loses leg while saving others during Hurricane Matthew

MORE | Click here to support Officer Godfrey’s Go Fund Me

More information on Corrie Anderson can be found here.Monday, November 14

New research links active marijuana use with a weakened heart | Read the summary of research presented to American Heart Association.Friday, November 11

Metallic flags are becoming a popular item after a metal crafting business decided to start posting their handiwork on their Facebook PageMORE |Click here for a link to their metal crafting business.

Friday, November 11

The FBI is actively recruiting to fill hundreds of Special Agent and Intelligence Analyst positions. Start the application process here.

The Battle Saint project is helping build PTSD and TBI treatment centers on military bases across the country by raising money through the sale of bracelets, scarves, and other items.MORE | Click here for more info on the organization and to make a purchase or a donation.Thursday, November 10

Anyone looking for sanctuary for their pets during the Lackawanna fire have an option. | Information on Destiny’s Road Animal Rescue can be found here.

Those who wish to send cards to Mary Teresa can send them to this address:

Mary Teresa Comerate

Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo,

219 Bryant St, Buffalo NY 14222

OR call Renee Leatherman 716-579-3186

New pregnancy guidelines from the World Health Organization | Read them here.

Wednesday, November 9

Zika antibody study | More information hereMonday, November 7

A global campaign raises awareness of rare diseases. | See the Uncommon Strength website here.

Curious Cookies is making something special this election season. | Find out more about their Trump and Clinton cookies here.

Before you head to the polls, you can look up your polling site informationMORE | Registered voters in NYS can look up their info here.

Membership Information on the Buffalo Museum of Science.MORE | Learn more here.

Friday, November 4

Destiny Constantin’s gofundme account to remodel home to make it wheelchair accessible:

To make a donation to Shaffer Village Development for the holidays, contact: Angel Acevevo, 716-948-8970

Thursday, November 3

How to get tickets for Ken Baker’s movie premiere at North Park Theatre.MORE | Learn how here.

Coats are being collected for the Coats for Kids program.MORE | Learn where you can drop off coats here.

Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Shea’s 710 Theater

November 3-13 | Click here for ticket information

Veterans Community Conversation

Thursday, November 3rd

2 p.m.

Connecticut Street Armory

184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, N.Y.

Free and open to the publicWednesday, November 2

UB Researchers ask Erie & Niagara County residents to sign up for flu survey.MORE | Find ticket information here.

New study: take away kids’ cell phones, tablets 90 minutes before bedtime | Research from King’s College London.

Tuesday, November 1

Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is holding their Annual Halloween Candy Buyback. Locations can be found below:

  • 3476 Sheridan Drive, Amherst
  • 3364 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park

The Community Music School of Buffalo is planning major renovations for its Elmwood Avenue building to better serve the community.MORE | Click here to learn more about the school, its mission and its programs.

Career/life span study |  More information here.Monday, October 31

Officials across our area are offering advice to make sure everyone has a safe and happy Halloween night.

MORE | Click here for the top Trick-or-Treat safety tips.MORE | Click here to access the New York State Sex Offender Registry.Friday, October 28

New University of Pennsylvania study into exercise behaviors | Read the research here.Thursday, October 27

Stewart Copeland will perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.MORE | Find ticket information here.Wednesday, October 26

The Coffee family is working to adopt a fourth special needs child.MORE | See how you can help them here.

Ghosts at The AllendaleMORE | Find more information here.Tuesday, October 25

New study from U.K. finds female drivers more likely to get angry behind the wheel | Read the research released by Hyundai Motors.

Amherst Nursery SchoolMORE | More information on the school here.MORE | Find PayPal here.Monday, October 24

Chris Rucker GoFundMe siteMORE | See how you can donate here.Friday, October 21

Local family creates bucket list for terminally ill dadMORE | Click here to donate to the family’s Go Fund Me

Rebuilding Warriors provides highly trained and socialized Service/Companion Dogs to Veterans.MORE | See more on Rebuilding Warriors here.

Mothertime Marketplace

What: 11th annual Mothertime Marketplace Sale

Where: Xtra Bases Training Center, 4271 Lake Avenue, Blasdell

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 21st-23rd

Time:  Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (half off sale)MORE | Find the Mothertime Marketplace website here.

When is the best time of day to workout? | MORE | New study says muscles have circadian clocks.

New study says exercise may help patients dealing with cognition issues | Click here for more informationMORE | See their website here.

Thursday, October 20

A Mighty Girl’s Halloween Costume Guide showcases the best in girl-empowering costumes for all ages.MORE | See their website here.

The Aquarium of Niagara needs help raising millions of dollars to keep the Humboldt Penguin population here.MORE | Click here to donate to help save the penguins.Wednesday, October 19

Toddler in critical condition after allegedly falling down the stairsMORE | Click here to donate to family’s Go Fund Me

New study ranks NY #1 in the nation for energy efficiency | Read the new WalletHub ranking here.

McCormick recalling Original Taco Seasoning Mix 24oz | More information

National Teen Driver Safety Week | More information here

Win a night in Dracula’s Castle | Enter hereMonday, October 17

Alternative & Complementary Cancer Treatments | Click here for details.

New study: Weight loss leads to appetite gainsSunday, October 16

Local Restaurant Week WNY | Click here for details.Tuesday, October 11

Old Fort Niagara | Click/tap here to learn more.

KeyBank online banking log in instructions | Click here for details.Monday, October 10

NYS Attorney General’s Charities Bureau | Click/tap here for more.

BBB Wise Giving AllianceClick/tap here for more.

Friday, October 7

Find out more about Finding Neverland on Shea’s website.MORE | See more here.

Canalside is hosting Fall Fest this weekend.MORE | Click here for the full schedule of Fall Fest activities.

New research: Early marijuana use could impact brain function, IQ | Read the summary here.

Thursday, October 6

Non-profit providing relief in Haiti has local tiesMORE | Click here to donate

How can you help those affected by Hurricane Matthew?MORE | Find out more here.

Paralyzing illness the CDC is investigating | More information here.Wednesday, October 5

Dining Out for LifeMORE |See over 80 restaurants where you can eat Tuesday, October 11 to support a group that cares for people with diseases including HIV/AIDS.Learn more about Evergreen health.Tuesday, October 4

County Hall shines purple for Domestic Violence Awareness month

MORE | If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence call 716-858-4630. You can also call the 24-hour domestic violence hotline for Erie County at 716-862-4357.

WNY Coalition for the HomelessMORE | See how you can help end youth homelessness here.

New York State proposed domestic violence registry | Read the text of the bill here.

Influenza (Flu) Information | Erie County Department of Heath

Flu Basics – Common Questions and Need to Know Information | CDC

Country singer Matt Stillwell  | MoreMonday, October 3

The number of air rage incidents on planes has increased. | More information here.

Friday, September 30

National Fuel Northern Access Pipeline Project | Find more information here.Thursday, September 29

What should be called a healthy food? The FDA wants your input. | Offer comments here.

Samsung Top Load Washers could cause injuries and damage.MORE | Find out what you need to know here.

Researchers make a breakthrough. It brings them one step closer to finding a cure for ALS. | Read findings #1. | findings #2Tuesday, September 27

Veterans Crisis LineMORE | Find more information on getting help here.

New WalletHub analysis reveals best, worst states for teachers | Read their findings here.Sunday, September 25 

Cambria Corn Maze has political themed maze this year.MORE | Upcoming events at Cambria Corn Maze.Saturday, September 24 

Hospice Dash and Mighty Niagara Half Marathon raise money for end of life care.MORE | Click here for more information on how you can donate.Friday, September 23 

The Western & Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.MORE |Click here for more information on how you can donate.

Frightworld is open to the public.MORE |See hours and ticket prices here. Thursday, September 22

The 22nd annual Make-A-Wish Radio-thon is underway in the 97 Rock studios.

CALL | (716)644-9797 to make a song request in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish

CALL | (716)888-9797 to bid on an auction itemMORE |Click here to see the full list of items up for auctionMORE | Other ways you can help Make-A-WishWednesday, September 21

How to sign up for ECWA alertsMORE | Click here to sign up.

Lloyd is in a breakfast battle, using a bread pudding recipe to try and win.MORE | The recipe and How to vote for Lloyd

New study tracks benefits of nicotine | Read the research from Texas A&M here.

State Education Department releases new draft ELA and Math standards.MORE | Click here to submit your comments.Tuesday, September 20

Peace Bridge air quality study finds conditions meet federal standards

MORE | 2016 Peace Bridge Study

Beer Week kicks off Thursday.MORE | Click here for schedule

Kellogg recalls 10,000 cases of whole wheat Eggo Waffles.MORE | What you should know Monday, September 19

Study tracks internet addictions | Read the new research here.

97 Rock Radio-Thon for Make-A-WishMORE | 97 Rock BuffaloFriday, September 16

New personality test shows 30% of people are ‘envious.’ | Read the research from Spain.

The Williamsville School District is celebrating the grand opening of the revamped athletic complex at North High School, with more major improvements on the way for the other high schools soon.MORE | See the plans for East High SchoolMORE | See the plans for South High SchoolMORE | See the projects for North High School

Find out where the leaves are already changing color in WNY.MORE | I Love NY Fall Foliage ReportTuesday, September 13

Rallycar stunt video shot in WNY.MORE | Click here to view the video

AG Schneiderman announces new public website for digital archives relating to the 1971 Attica riotMORE | Click here to view the site

Women of Distinction – Girl Scouts of Western New YorkMORE | GSWNYMonday, September 12

Buffalo United Charter School students are getting empowering life-lessons as part of an anti-bullying program.MORE | Click here to learn about the My Life My Power program and how you can bring a speaker to your school or organization.

Buffalo National Career Fair Registration | here.

New UK Study: Exercise can cut chances of alcohol-related diseases.

‘Five second rule’ shouldn’t apply to food | Read new research from Rutgers University.Saturday, September 10

Adventurer sets out on world record road trip.MORE |Help Mikah Meyer complete his journey to 413 National Parks | here.Friday, September 9

“Presidents in Buffalo” exhibit – Free, 7 days-a-week, 9a-5p, Margaret L. Wendt Resource Center (Forest Lawn Cemetery)MORE | Find more information on the exhibit here.

WNY Light the Night Walk, September 23 at Delaware Park Registration information here

Williamsville North Planetarium

MORE | Details on booking the planetarium and community education information.Thursday, September 8

There are resources to help veterans contemplating suicide.MORE | Find the Veterans Affairs website here and the Veterans Crisis Line here.Wednesday, September 7

Tips for ITT Tech students looking for loan reliefMORE |Click here to apply and learn about debt relief programs offered by the U.S. Department of EducationTuesday, September 6

Researchers say Instagram photos can reveal depression | Read the study here.

International Institute looks for landlords to rent to refugees  | Read the study here.Monday, September 5

Study: Laser pointers can cause serious damage to eyes | Read more here.

Cornell researchers find music can make workers more cooperative | Read more here.Thursday, September 1

Travelers are bracing for delays as Florida braces for a potential hurricane.MORE | Check your flight status before you head to Buffalo Niagara International Airport.MORE | Southwest is allowing customers to reschedule some flights.MORE | JetBlue is waiving change/cancel fees for some flights.MORE | Delta is offering waivers for some flights.

Breast milk sugars can prevent deadly staph infections in babies.MORE | See the study here.Wednesday, August 31

Food Bank WNYMORE | Find more information here.

International Overdose Awareness Day Program:

Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center

3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga

7p.m.Tuesday, August 30

Demolition begins at historic Chautauqua Amphitheater.MORE | See our previous reports here and here.Monday, August 29

Sitting in traffic jams can harm your health.MORE | See more here.

FAA UAS/UAV/Drone regulations.MORE | Click here for more information.

Buffalo United Charter School students were welcomed back to school by heroes from across the community.MORE |To learn more about volunteering to mentor BUCS students, call (716) 835-9862.

Music and arts event happening this weekend in LancasterMORE | When and whereSunday, August 27

Undergrounds Coffee House and Roastery holds grand openingMORE | Click here for more information about the coffee houseFriday, August 26

Researchers: Productivity, brain function decline after a 25 hour work weekMORE | Read the research from Australia.Thursday, August 25Ford recalls more than 80,000 cars.MORE | Ford Recalls

Study: Happiness improves as we ageMORE |Read about the research; Link to the article.Wednesday, August 24

Kids in the Kitchen classes are giving local children hands-on lessons on valuable life skills.MORE | Click here for more about the nutrition education programs offered by the Food Bank of Western New York.MORE |Click here for more about EMPact America of New York and its programs.Tuesday, August 23

DOH publishes medical marijuana progress report.MORE | See more on the medical marijuana program here.

Divorce is seasonal, and it peaks following family vacations.SEASONAL DIVORCE| Learn more here.

Saturday, August 20

Buff City Hoops Tournament

Saturday, Aug, 20

10a.m. – 6p.m.

Masten Park

Kids 8 – 18-years-old can participate for free

Registered participants will get a free jersey, food, and beverageFriday, August 19

Erie County rabies clinics and programs.MORE | Click to visit the Erie County Department of Health website.

The American Red Cross urgently needs donors to give blood in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical blood shortage.MORE | See the list of upcoming blood donation opportunities in the WNY community.MORE | You can save time at the donation site by using the RapidPass program.Thursday, August 18

Erie County seeing a decline in reported domestic violence incidentsMORE | Information if you or someone you know is being hurt by an intimate partnerWednesday, August 17

Restoration efforts continue on the SS Columbia at Silo City, even as the historic steamship prepares to host events.MORE | Click here for more information about the boat, the restoration efforts, and how you can help shape its future.Wednesday, August 17

Environmental groups sue to stop shipments of nuclear waste through WNY.MORE | See why the U.S. Department of Energy says shipments would be safe.

Researchers say our easy (and constant access) to the internet has had a profound effect on how we think and problem-solve. Researchers call it “Cognitive Offloading.”MORE | See what researchers found here.Tuesday, August 16

Want to know what your kids need for school this year?MORE | Here’s a tool that will show their supply list.

Background: Today’s men are not nearly as strong as their dads were, researchers say.MORE | See why here.Monday, August 15

Information for the Attorney General’s Consumer Frauds BureauMORE | Either call 853-8404 or find complaint forms here.

Music is Art Festival Fundraiser on August 18thMORE | Click here to buy tickets

A new study looks into college kids taking ADHD medicine without a prescription.MORE | Learn more here.Sunday, August 14

Bailey Fights BlightMORE | Click here to get involvedFriday, August 12

NYSP College Sex Assault Victim ResourcesMORE | Find the resources here.

Study: How ‘social’ is social media?MORE | Read new research here. Thursday, August 11

Elderly people eat less because their bodies produce more of the “feeling full” hormone.MORE | See the study here.

New pill could help those with asthma | Read the research here.

5-year old grows veggies to help her brother with rare kidney diseaseMORE | The Kidney Project

Local urban farmers beating the droughtMORE | Click here for more information on Vertical Fresh Farms

One in five is discharged from the hospital with poor vitals.MORE | See the research here.Tuesday, August 10MORE | Find previously posted links in the Found it on 4 archive here.Tuesday, August 9

Local woman bikes 250 miles for human trafficking awarenessMORE | Click here for more information on Ratanak International. MORE | Click here to donate 

Research shows that single people are actually more fulfilled in certain areas of their lives than their partnered-off friends.MORE | See the study here.

Monday, August 8

Tips from the Erie County Health Department on how to deter rats and rodents from infesting your property.MORE | Click here for information.

Delta was forced to ground all of its departing flights for part of Monday morning because of a computer issue.MORE | Click here for information about the waiver being offered to Delta customers.Saturday, August 6

Man Who Received Bride’s Heart Walks Her Down AisleMORE | Find story hereThursday, August 4

Ford recalls more than 800,000 vehiclesMORE | Full list of vehicles involvedWednesday, August 3

North Tonawanda firefighter loses home to fire after receiving racist threatMORE | GoFundMe Page

A new way you can cool down in the heat this summer!MORE | Coolture-Cooling headbands and vests.

Having tonsils removed does not make a woman less fertile; It actually has the opposite effect!MORE | See the study here.

Free safety seat and car check in Buffalo.MORE | Event details.

Niagara County Fair begins Wednesday.MORE | Full Niagara County Fair Schedule.Tuesday, August 2

VA suicide prevention programs for Veterans.MORE | Find more information.

There are nutritional benefits to eating insects — but how willing are people to do it? And are there any risks?MORE | See the study here.Monday, August 1

Forgeify is a Buffalo-based 3D printing and 3D design company.MORE | Learn more about them here and Enabling the Future here.

Columbia researchers found a biological explanation for wheat sensitivity.MORE | See their reasoning here.Sunday, July 31

U.S. Border Patrol Citizens AcademyMORE | Learn how to sign up hereFriday, July 29

Pokemon Go Pub Crawl in BuffaloMORE | Sign up here

The Colored Musicians Club presents the 11th Annual Queen City Music Festival on July 29-30, 2016

Location: On Michigan Street between Broadway and William Street, next to the Colored Musicians Club, 145 Broadway, BuffaloThursday, July 28

First field trial supports removing transgender diagnosis from mental disorders chapter within WHO classification.MORE | Find more information here.Wednesday, July 27

Fun and educational summer camp offered in Western New YorkMORE | Sign up for Computers For Children here.

Doctors made a push to stop women from being induced before 39 weeks of pregnancy.MORE | See more from the JAMA Network here.Monday, July 25

Major improvements are on the way for all three Williamsville High Schools’ athletic fields, beginning with construction at North now.MORE | See the plans for North High SchoolMORE | See the plans for East High SchoolMORE | See the plans for South High School

Do people who quit smoking drink more?MORE | Find out here.

Thursday, July 21

Concerned about your water? | Click here to see our report from News 4 Investigates.

These are private testing options you may consider. 866-785-LABS 716-390-6049 814-825-8533 518-860-9724

Reddy Bikeshare hits Buffalo.MORE | Find more information on Reddy Bikeshare here.

Wednesday, July 20

Western New York experienced a massive water outage on Wednesday night.MORE | Find more information on the Erie County Water Authority here.

WildPlay new MistRider zip line is now open on the Canadian side of the Falls. | MORE: Click here for details and to book online. (Remember, the prices are listed in Canadian dollars.)Monday, July 18

New research: vaping may ‘help’ public health. Read more here.Saturday, July 16

Local family tries to bring son home from Turkey | MORE:

Much of WNY remains in a severe drought | MORE: Tips to help reduce water usage.Friday, July 15

State Senator files bill to correct NY Fire Hydrant Hazard | MORE: Read his legislation here.

CDC report reveals who is more likely to smoke | MORE: Read their research here.Thursday, July 14

Some believe that not all residents of Rolling Hills Asylum have left…MORE | Learn more about the facility here.

The Ice Cream Dude is teaching lessons through the sharing of tasty treats.MORE | See how you can donate to his cause here.

The Polish American Festival of WNY starts Thursday!MORE |Polish-American Festival

Starting Thursday, a strip of Hertel Avenue will be transformed into a 4-day celebration of Italian food, music and culture.MORE | More on The Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage and Food Festival of Buffalo here.Wednesday, July 13

Water Safety BasicsMORE |Red Cross pool and beach safety advice

New research: kids who suck thumbs or bite nails may have fewer allergies when they grow up. || LEARN MORE.Tuesday, July 12

Concussion SafetyMORE |Keeping kids safe from concussionsSaturday and Sunday, July 9th & 10th

Road closures for the Taste of Buffalo.MORE | Closed RoadsThursday, July 7

New study about drinking in collegeMORE | Drunkorexia

Free mini golf at Larkin SquareMORE | Larkin Links!

A view of the Niagara River like you’ve never seen before.MORE | Niagara Jet Adventure Information.Wednesday, July 6

Hundreds of thousands of hoverboards are being recalled.MORE | See what made the list here.

Air Quality AlertMORE | Avoid health issues related to potentially unhealthy airTuesday, July 5

2016 Taste of BuffaloMORE | What restaurants are taking partMORE | The Taste of Buffalo

New company offers mystery vacations | Learn more here.

New research questions safety of E-Cigs | Read the journal article here.

Monday, July 4

Celebrations continue for Independence Day across Western New York.MORE | Click here for all the details about the local events.

Sunday, July 3

Report concern/complaint about road/highway to NY DOT.MORE | Click here for NY DOT feedback formFriday, July 1

Where to watch fireworks in WNYMORE | Click here for locations and times4 Things to Know || FDA Issues new warning about eating cookie dough. 

-Do not eat any raw cookie dough, cake mix, batter, or any other raw dough or batter product that is supposed to be cooked or baked.

-Follow package directions for cooking products containing flour at proper temperatures and for specified times.

-Wash hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with flour and raw dough products.

-Keep raw foods separate from other foods while preparing them to prevent any contamination that may be present from spreading. Be aware that flour may spread easily due to its powdery nature.Tuesday, June 21

Caffeine has little to no benefit after 3 nights of sleep restriction.MORE | See the study here.

Frozen vegetables recalled due to listeria concerns.MORE | See what made the list here.

Information on The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory.MORE | Click here for ticket prices.Monday, June 20

Ticketmaster settles massive class action settlement. As many as 50 million receive settlement.

MORE | Click for details on the settlement. | Click here to learn if you have a voucher.

Consumer Product Safety Commission offers guidance on renting and setting up bounce houses.MORE | Click for the detailed guide. 

Participate in the Labatt Summer GamesMORE | Click here to get on the waiting list

Here’s what’s happening in Buffalo to commemorate World Refugee Day.MORE | Click here for infoSunday, June 19

Fitness in the Parks kicks off.MORE | Click here for list of classesSaturday, June 18

Listen to Melissa Etheridge’s tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootingMORE | Click here to hear the song

Support the Walk in Lauren’s ShoesMORE | Click here to learn more about the Make Lemon Aide Foundation

Dragon boats take over the Outer Harbor for a good cause.MORE | Learn more about Hope Chest of Buffalo.Friday, June 17

Overeating can make you eat more.MORE | Learn more about the vicious cycle in this study.

Nissan is recalling a number of vehicles with airbag issues.MORE | See if your vehicle is on the list here.

Come celebrate the Juneteenth Festival in Buffalo on June 18 and 19.MORE | Find more information here.

The Lewiston Garden Fest happens this weekend.MORE | Find more information here.Wednesday, June 15

Attorney General’s guide to protect consumers from summer scams.MORE | Click here for the “Don’t get Burned” guide. 

An NFL player wrote a children’s book with a protagonist he says is rare for those kinds of stories.MORE | Learn more about Martellus Bennett’s book here.

Various Kellogg’s snacks are being recalled due to the unlabled possibility of peanutsMORE | See the list here.

A photogenic baby contest is being held to raise money for children’s hospitals.MORE | Learn how you can enter your baby in the contest here.

Using a “traffic light” to cut caloriesMORE | See the study here.Tuesday, June 14

YMCA Buffalo NiagaraMORE | Call 565-6000 or click/tap here for more information.Monday, June 13

Tickets are available for the 8th annual BBQ and Blues Bash in Buffalo.MORE | Find ticket information here.

Donating blood saves the lives of others.MORE | Learn how you can donate blood through the American Red Cross here.

Saturday, June 11

Local teen battling rare disease to get transplant from brother.MORE | GoFundMe pageFriday, June 10

Allentown Art FestivalMORE | Find festival information here.

Taste of Country is back at Coca-Cola Field.MORE | More information on the concert here.Thursday, June 9

Want to drink less wine? A study says use smaller glasses.MORE | See the study here.

Registration for the 2016 Ride for Roswell is open.MORE | Reserve your spot here.

The 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition is taking place through June 11.MORE | Find more information on the competition here.

Stop DWI Student Assembly ProgramMORE | See more here.

Explore the Niagara Power Project Visitors CenterMORE | Find more information here.Wednesday, June 8

New Cryosauna opens in BuffaloMORE | Click here for more information on BuffaloCryo. BuffaloCryo offers a 10 percent discount to all military, firefighters, and EMTs

A study says white men make about $65K more a year than black men, and about $100K a year more than women, white or black.MORE | See the BMJ study here.

Babies born later end up being smarter in school than babies born “on time.”MORE | See the study here.Tuesday, June 7

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda is celebrating the re-opening of the Number 1 Special just in time for its 100th birthday celebration.

MORE | Click here to learn about the museum and how you can plan your visit.MORE | Click here for more on the 100th Birthday Celebration plans.

Business First has released their list of top WNY elementary schools for 2016. Here they are:

1. Ledgeview ES (Clarence)

2. Maple East ES (Williamsville)

3. Country Parkway ES (Williamsville)

4. South Davis ES (Orchard Park)

5. Ellicott Road ES (Orchard Park)

6. Pinehurst ES (Frontier)

7. Big Tree ES (Frontier)

8. St. Benedict’s School (Amherst)

9. Harris Hill ES (Clarence)

10. Elmwood Village CS (Buffalo)

The carrousel at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is ready to ride!MORE | Find out more about the museum here.Monday, June 6

Men can become more masculine to women by putting on deodorant.MORE | See the study here.

Wegmans’ Fill the Backpack event is happening through June 18.MORE | See how you can help here.Friday, June 3

Erie County looking for “Angels” to help combat opioid abuse.MORE |  Learn more about REAP’s “Angel” program Angel Program

Murals in BuffaloMORE |  Learn more here on the Buffalo Arts Commission

MORE | Here’s more on murals in PhiladelphiaMORE | Here’s more on the newest mural at 710 Main Theatre

Eat your fiber! It can help you reach old age, disease and disability-free.MORE | Learn more here.

Parents are outraged over a children’s magazine’s article about swimsuits.MORE | See what the magazine said here.

The Buffalo Greek Fest happens this weekend starting Friday.MORE | Find information on the festival here.Thursday, June 2

The Adamczak Family Benefit will take place Saturday, June 4th 2pm to 6pm at the VFW Post 3180 on Main Street in Akron.

  • $20 dollars pre-sale tickets
  • $25 at the door

Opioids may actually make chronic pain worse, not better.MORE | Find out why here.

UniverSoul Circus is coming to Buffalo June 5.MORE | Find ticket information and more here.Wednesday, June 1

How marriage has changed over the yearsMORE | Learn more here

A food truck in Buffalo is serving up treats for someone with a sweet tooth.MORE | Learn more about Cheesecake Guy here.

The American Diabetes Association works to help those suffering from the disease.MORE | Learn how you can get involved here.

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is coming up in Buffalo.MORE | Learn about the event here.

General Mills is recalling flour over a possible link to E. coli.MORE | See what is being recalled here.

A BOCES-student built house will go up for auction on June 10.MORE | Find bidding information here.

Unhappy marriages can lead to a lower risk of diabetes for menMORE | Learn more here.Monday, May 30

The FDA approved an implant to treat opioid addiction.MORE | Learn more here.

There is a compassionate approach to fighting obesity.MORE | See the research that explains this here.

Many events are taking place in WNY in observance of Memorial Day.MORE | See the list here.Friday, May 27

A study says marijuana use can lead to genetic mutations.MORE | Read the study here.Thursday, May 26

Doctors used their own smartphones to make sure blood samples made it safely through a hospital tube transport system.MORE | See the video here.

Too much sun exposure can damage your skin.MORE | Learn how you can protect yourself this Spring and Summer.

Ford has issued a recall on numerous vehicles.MORE | Find out if yours was recalled here.Wednesday, May 25

The 3rd Annual Spark Cultural Awards happen Wednesday night.MORE | Find information on the ceremony here.

Veterans Outreach CenterMORE | Learn more about how you can help or find help here.Tuesday, May 24

Take the scenic routeMORE | Click here to download app

Volunteer at the Buffalo MarathonMORE | Register to volunteer

How to donate to the Food Bank of WNY and help kids who might be impacted by meal program cutsMORE | Click here to learn more 

NYSCOPBA pushing for more staffing in state prisonsMORE | Click here for a breakdown of staffing/assault numbers 

Toyota has a tool that allows you to check if your vehicle has been recalled.MORE | See how it works here.Monday, May 23

Details on the CRF Frozen food recall.MORE | Learn more here.Sunday, May 22

Interested in bird watching? Find local events through the year here.MORE | Local Bird Watching Events.Friday, May 20

The 1st Annual Mental Health Awareness Fair will take place this Sunday.MORE | Learn more about the event here.

Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education CenterMORE | Learn more about how you can dig with the experts here.

Learn all about this Summer’s fun activities at Canalside.MORE | See their website here.

Marriage may help protect against alcoholism, according to a recent study.MORE | Read the study here.Thursday, May 19

Local hip hop artist raises awareness about opioid crisisMORE | Click here to learn more about Tw1tch 

Some doctors suggest using a fever to fight depression.MORE | See their research here.

Promise in brain cancer researchMORE | At Duke University

Breakthrough Status

MORE | At Roswell Park Cancer Institute

MORE | CBS 60 Minutes report on Duke University clinical trialMORE | Clinical trials worldwideWednesday, May 18

Turn your old cellphone into a security systemMORE | Find out how here

Kids recognize their mom’s voice forever, and it always comforts like a warm blanket.MORE | Read the Stanford study here.

Join Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo at the 2016 Safe Kids Day event presented by Safe Kids Worldwide.

EVENT INFORMATION | Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, 125 Hodge Ave., Buffalo 14222                                      Across from the Hospital’s 118 Hodge Ave. entranceTuesday, May 17

A statewide initiative provides free breast, cervical, and colon cancer screenings and education to eligible, uninsured men and women.MORE | Click here for the Health Cancer Services Program website. 

A recent study looked at the connection between women’s mortality and church attendance.MORE | See the study here.

Scientists will unveil technology this week that could eventually help children who swallow button batteries.MORE | Learn more about the robots here.

“It Can Wait” CampaignMORE | Learn about the campaign here and try the Texting and Driving Simulator here.

48th Annual Dunkirk Flea MarketMORE | Find information here.Monday, May 16

The American Heart Association provides information on alcohol’s effects on the heart.MORE | Learn more here.

Bike to Work week aims to encourage more bicyclists to hit the streets.

MORE | Click here to see the GObike Buffalo’s full calendar of Bike Month events.

MORE | Stay up to date with all the GObike Buffalo activities through their Facebook page.

MORE | Click here to learn more about the SkyRide, including how to register.MORE | Check out the details of another upcoming biking event, the Central Termin8er.

The stomach-derived hormone Ghrelin increases impulsive behavior.MORE | Read the study here.

Tourists kidnapped a baby bison because it looked cold.MORE | Read more here.Thursday, May 12

FC BuffaloMORE | Learn more about soccer in the Queen City here.Wednesday, May 11

Officials respond to lead woes in BuffaloMORE | Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

A new website helps connect Americans who are against a potential Donald Trump presidency with a Canadian date.MORE | Maple Match has a wait list available.

Junk food can do as much damage to your kidneys as diabetes.MORE | See the study here.

Wee Bee Honey offers local and naturally raw honey.MORE | Find local retailers here.

Explore Buffalo invites everyone to check out the city’s architecture, history and neighborhoods.MORE | Find their web site here.

The Beat the Train Down Main 10K is happening this Sunday.MORE | Learn more about this and the Kevin Guest House here.

The 2016 Kenny Awards are coming up at Shea’s Performing Arts Center.MORE | See the finalists and photos from last year’s ceremony here.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will play music from Porgy and Bess this weekend.MORE | Learn more about the BPO’s upcoming performances here.

A new study looks at how we age.MORE | See the study here.Tuesday, May 10

Tracy Rodemeyer speaks out about bullyingMORE | Click here for suicide prevention information and click HERE for info on Lorraine Elementary’s Bully Free 5K

You can help the victims of the Alberta wildfire.MORE | Donate to the Edmonton Food Bank here and/or donate to the Red Crosshere.

Community Garden of CompassionMORE | See the web site here.

When should your kids stay home alone?MORE | Click here for the full story.Monday, May 9

New York State Department of Health concerned over Radon threats, encourages testing.MORE | Click here for information on how to acquire a test kit. 

A kidney-on-a-chip could save lives in the ICU by helping doctors figure out how a patients kidneys might react to various medications.MORE | See the study here.Sunday, May 8

The Lehrer Dance Company is scheduled to perform around the world.MORE | See their tour dates, which include local stops, here.

Mercury will soon be visible from Earth.MORE | See NASA’s eclipse and transit website here and watch a live stream of the Mercury transit here.

Women Financial DecisionsMORE | Click here for more information. Friday, May 6

Want to ride your bike during Buffalo’s Slow Roll season?MORE | Get involved and find information here.

New study tracks drowsy truck drivers.MORE | Read the research here.

The Kelly Tough 12KMORE | Find more information on the run here.

Wisconsin city fines parents for kids’ bullyingMORE | See more here.

Labradors are more obsessed with food than other dogs.MORE | See the study here.Thursday, May 5

A Takata airbag recall is affecting a number of vehicles.MORE | See if yours is on the list here.

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.MORE | Read the analysis here.

Cooking in the Kitchen with News 4MORE | See Lazarus Lynch’s site here.

North Buffalo Clean-upMORE | Learn more here.Wednesday, May 4

FDA launches new anti-tobacco campaign targeted at LGBT youth.MORE | Click to see the list of their events.

Go Bike Buffalo hosts a number of biking events in May.MORE | Click to see the list of their events.

Cats in Space is a fan-run, charitable event to benefit Make-A-WishMORE | Learn more about the event here.

Advanced Maternal Age and Offspring Outcomes: Reproductive Aging and Counterbalancing Period TrendsMORE | See the study here.Tuesday, May 3

Delaware Park aims to fight Emerald Ash Borer, which corrupts and kills trees.MORE | Olmstead Conservancy drumming up support to fight the borers

A PSU study has found drugs and toxins in Oregon oysters.MORE | See the study here.

To learn more about the Buffalo Audubon Society, contact Jackie Keller at, May 2

A new recommendation finds that not fasting is better for those dealing with cholesterol issues.MORE | Learn more about this study here.

New app aims to give shooters “zero seconds of fame.”MORE | Learn more about the Brady Campaign’s new tool here.

Saturday, April 30

Erie County drug/syringe safe disposal.MORE | Click to see more info, list of locations.Friday, April 29

Alix Rice’s Memorial Skate ParkMORE | Click here to donate

Local checkers whiz raising money for national competition

MORE | Donations can be sent to John Herberger 31 Westgate Avenue # 31 Apt. 205 in Akron, N.Y.

The 30th annual Niagara Falls HOG Polar Bear Bike Blessing & Dice is happening this Sunday.MORE | See how you can register here.

The Fairy & Gnome Festival will take place at the Botanical Gardens on Saturday.MORE | Find ticket information and more here.Thursday, April 28

Ford announces recall of nearly 300,000 vehicles, releases statement.MORE | Click here to read the statement. 

A new study says hand dryers spread germs, and that you should use paper towels instead.MORE | Learn more about this here.

The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival begins this weekend.MORE | Learn more about that here.

“Mr. President” and “The First Lady” can be seen on a live Eagle Cam.MORE | Watch them any time here.

NYS offers funds to those who require air conditioning for health but are in a low-income situation.MORE |Click to learn whether or not you’re eligible. ALSO |Click to learn where to sign up for HEAP. 

Better Business Bureau offers tips to keep homeowners from being ripped off by a paving scam.TIP PAGE | Learn more about the scam artists and their methods here. 

Vaccinations are more effective when administered in the morning.MORE | Learn why here.Tuesday, April 26

Information on a popular local business called Buffalo CanvasMORE | Click here for information on Buffalo Canvas. 

Many people are Banding Against Bullying in schools, communities and workplacesMORE | Learn how you can get involved here.

The Buffalo History Museum is holding an NFL Draft Week Special.MORE | Find information here.

Rice cereal for babies can leave them with high levels of arsenic in their blood.MORE | See the JAMA Pediatrics study here.Monday, April 25

Artpark has announced the remainder of their Tuesday in the Park and Coors Light Wednesday concerts for 2016.MORE | See the complete lineup here.

Flashes of Hope Buffalo ChapterMORE | Learn more about this here.

Why do you sleep so poorly during the first night in a new home?MORE | Learn more about the study by Brown University here.Saturday, April 23

Visit the Buffalo Central TerminalMORE | Click here for events happening at the terminal

Help clean up Western New York for Earth Day.MORE | Volunteer with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.Friday, April 22

Extras are wanted for the upcoming Thurgood Marshall movie to be filmed in Buffalo.MORE | Find information on casting here.

Make a Wish’s Evening of WishesMORE | Learn about the Buffalo event.

Buffalo is celebrating Earth Day.MORE | Learn more about the 10th annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair here and Buffalo Olmsted Parks here.Thursday, April 21

Numerous fire departments are holding open houses this weekend.MORE | See the list here.

Night shift work affects women’s ability to function more than men’sMORE | See the study here.Wednesday, April 20

Penguin Days at the Aquarium of Niagara are happening on April 23 and 24.MORE | Learn more about the aquarium here.

Erie County Naloxone/Narcan training classes.MORE | Class list and upcoming datesTuesday, April 19

Food Truck Tuesday has begun and will last through October 4.MORE | Find more information on the Larkin Square event here.Sunday, April 17

Brush fires are a concern through May 15th.MORE | Fire Danger MapMonday, April 18

Trump tickets are now available to those who wish to attend his Monday rally at the First Niagara Center.TICKETS | Register for tickets to the Trump rally here. Saturday, April 16

Retree Western New York is planting hundred of trees across Buffalo this weekend.MORE | Get involved here.Friday, April 15

Ultrasound headset could detect athletes’ concussion on the sidelinesMORE | See the study here.Thursday, April 14

People resilient to severe Mendelian childhood diseases were identified in a recent study.MORE | See the study here.

Contributions from New Yorkers to Presidential CandidatesMORE |Click here for informationWednesday, April 13

Organizations in need of help during National Volunteer Week. List of organizations:RED CROSS | Click here for the website.KENMORE MERCY HOSPITAL | Click here for the website.UNITED WAY OF BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY | Click here for the website.  

EWG has released their 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.MORE | See the list here.Monday, April 11

IRS Filing Day is Monday, April 18.MORE | Check the status of your federal tax return

New federal report finds sleep teens take risks.MORE | CDC Report

It’s Restaurant Week in Western New York.  Enjoy discounted meals at select local restaurants from April 11 – April 17.MORE |  Click here for participating restaurantsFriday, April 8

NYSERDA’s “EmPower New York” program swaps out energy-sucking fridge for a new one.MORE | Click here for more details and contact info on the program.

Buffalo City Mission, which provided nearly 200,000 meals in the last 12 months, needs your help.MORE | Click here to provide a donation or volunteer. 

The Wizard of Oz is coming to Shea’s Performing Arts Center.MORE | Find ticket information here.Thursday, April 7

Colvin Cleaners collecting prom dresses for local girlsMORE | The annual event seeks to provide dresses to local girls at no cost to them as prom season gets closer in the school year.

Anyone 55 or older will be able to take classes on a variety of topics starting Friday, April 8.MORE | Find information on the classes here.

The Burchfield Penney Art Center has a number of events coming up.MORE | Learn more about them here.Wednesday, April 6

Harvest House seeks volunteers and donations in quest to help thousands.MORE | Learn more about the non-profit organization here.

A 100-year-old carousel at the Herschell Carousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda needs to be repaired.MORE | Click here for more information and to make a donation to the carrousel.

Buffalo State College has posted safety measures and University Police contact information on their web site.MORE | See the safety measures here and find information on sexual assault prevention here.Tuesday, April 5

A $60 million class action settlement could return money to the pockets of New Yorkers fleeced by a debt buyer.MORE | Click to learn more details about Sykes Class Action Settlement here

Eliminating the wait time by visiting a doctor onlineMORE | Learn more about 247 Online Care here 

Do you know the value of your VHS tapes?MORE | Click here for a list of the most valuable tapes

Skin with hair follicles and glands grown in labs are a significant step in skin bioengineering and regenerative medicine.MORE | Learn more about this here.Monday, April 4

Emerald is recalling snack packs of nuts that may contain glass.MORE | Learn what is being recalled here.

Researchers are learning more about why we lose our long-term memories.MORE | See more from The Journal of Neuroscience here.

Sunday, April 3

Learn how to volunteer with SABAHMORE | Click here for volunteer opportunities

Mt. Mercy Academy senior student raises money to stop world hunger.MORE | Stop Hunger Now Gofundme pageFriday, April 1

CPB is hiring new officersMORE | Click here to apply

New law changes SNAP guidelines, requiring people between 20- and 49-years-old to work at least 20 hours each week to access SNAP.MORE | Call here for additional questions and details (716) 858-7239. 

Avenue Q is coming to Buffalo.MORE | Get show information here.

NYS Maple Weekend is this Saturday and Sunday.MORE | Learn more about the event here.Thursday, March 31

Run with Reason is a campaign to spread awareness to domestic violence and donating life after two Buffalo women tragically die.MORE | Run with Reason Gofundme page

For help in preparing your taxes as the season winds down, visit NYS taxation department and the IRS.MORE | Click here for the New York Taxation Department | Click here for the IRS website. 

J-P Morgan Corporate Challenge returns to Buffalo. Runners can register until June 7.MORE | Click here for details and registration information. 

The Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival posts ticket and show information.MORE | Click for details on the films here. 

Sugorovskiy family remembers son Maksym through special foundationMORE | Click here for information about Maksym’s Giving Tree Foundation

Important deadlines for New York Presidential Primary:

  • Absentee ballot application due April 12
  • Absentee ballot must be mailed by April 18
  • Primary is April 19

Beyond the Bump is coming to Buffalo.MORE | Register for the event.

Lori McVicar wants female veterans to have toiletries, games, blankets and other items available to them at the VA Hospital.

  • An event to collect items will be held Thursday, April 7 at Snooty Fox from 6 to 9 p.m.

A new study suggests the ‘Not Face’ is a universal part of language.MORE | Learn more about the ‘Not Face’ here.Wednesday, March 30

Do your headlights pass the test?MORE | New headlight ratings

Breastfeeding may help prevent ear infections.MORE | Learn more about viral respiratory infections here.

Plantasia is happening from March 31 through April 3.MORE | Learn more about WNY’s premier garden and landscape show here.Tuesday, March 29

Local boy finds his hero in the form of a 7-year-old dolphin.GALLERY | See the gallery of photos here.

AAA Hosts travel packages for those looking to see Syracuse’s Final Four appearance in the Big Dance.MORE | Click here to learn the details on the packages. 

Erie County hosts Rabies vaccination clinic dates.MORE | Click here for rabies information, look below for the dates. 

• Wednesday, May 18: 4PM -7PM, American Legion Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst Street, Buffalo

• Wednesday, May 25: 4PM – 7PM, Erie Community College South Campus, Building #7, 4041 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park

• Wednesday, Sept. 14: 4PM – 7PM, Erie Community College North Campus, Noonan Center’s Maintenance Garage, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville

• Tuesday, Sept. 20: 4PM – 7PM, Springville Volunteer Fire Department, 405 West Main Street, Springville

• Wednesday, Sept. 28: 4PM – 7PM, Town of West Seneca Highway Department Garage, 39 South Avenue, West Seneca

The International Paralympic Committee Sledge Hockey program is in Buffalo this week.MORE | Learn more here.Monday, March 28

Hilbert College to host summer camp for aspiring filmmakers.MORE | Click here for details on the camp. 

New research says high-intensity sprint training inhibits mitochondrial respiration.MORE | Learn more here.

AAA offers a tool to help find the cheapest gas prices in the area.MORE | Learn more about how to find cheaper gas here.

Buffalo is celebrating ten years of Dyngus with Monday’s Dyngus Day parade.MORE | Learn more about Dyngus Day here.

Canalside development plan released | View images released by Buffalo Waterfront Heritage CoalitionFriday, March 25

The Aquarium of Niagara Seaster Egg Hunt takes place on Saturday, March 26.MORE | See the aquarium’s calendar of events here.

Easter at The Broadway MarketMORE | Learn event times and more here.Thursday, March 24

Family builds foundation in honor of boy killed in Delaware Park crash.MORE | See all the good things the Maksym Sugorovskiy foundation, titled Maksym’s Giving Tree, will do here. 

Losing My Religion: Catholicism in the Queen CityMORE | Click here for the Buffalo Diocese’s new website, aimed at younger people

No more red lights?MORE | MIT Intelligent Intersection StudyWednesday, March 23

Spring Flower Show at the Buffalo and Erie County BotanicalMORE | Find more information here.

Tuesday, March 22

You can vote to help rename the Robert Moses Parkway.VOTE | Click here to cast your suggestion. 

Smart Traveler Enrollment ProgramMORE | Learn more information about this here.

The Relay for Life fundraising season has begun.MORE | Find more information on events and how you can help here.

Sign up for a drawing party to benefit the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.MORE | Learn more here.Monday, March 21

Across Erie County, there are 50 stationary safe places and 330 mobile safe places in Erie County. Safe places include:

  • YMCA Locations
  • Boys & Girls club locations
  • Gay & Lesbian Youth Services
  • Hispanics United of Buffalo
  • Clarence Fire Department
  • Clarence Youth Bureau
  • Lackawanna Fire Department
  • Lancaster Youth Bureau
  • Tonawanda Fire Department
  • North Collins Emergency Squad

MORE | Learn more about the Safe Place program here. 

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced Sugar Shack tour dates.Tour availability dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, March 19   11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 20     10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 26   11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 27     11:00 AM –  2:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 2        11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 3          10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 9        11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 10        11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Could a man have gained a kiwi allergy after a bone marrow transplant?MORE | Learn more here.Friday, March 18

Deveaux Block Club fed up with parking congestion

MORE | Public meeting will be held Sunday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at Destiny Christian Church located at 905 College Ave in Niagara Falls

Local 9-year-old spreads awareness through art

MORE | Kristin Maggio’s art exhibition is at Atrium 124 Gallery at 124 Elmwood Avenue Friday, March 18 from 5-8 p.m. The event is FREE.Click here to see some of Kristin’s latest illustrated books 

More unknown than known, UB expert says of CTEMORE | Youth concussion study information below:

  • Starting in April, UB is conducting a five-year, federally funded study to look at concussions in teenage athletes.
  • They are looking for participants ages 13-17 who have recently suffered a sports-related concussion.
  • Call 716-829-5499 if you think you or your child could quality.

A number of events are coming up in Larkin Square.MORE | See them all here.

More than 31,000 cases of tuna are being recalled.MORE | See what made the list here.Tuesday, March 15

A letter campaign was created to fight pediatric cancer.MORE | Information about how to send a letter.

The Buffalo Zoo has welcomed a new baby gorilla and wants your help naming it.MORE | Vote on your favorite name here.Monday, March 14

Buffalo Police: Weekend shootings likely targetedMORE| Click to donate to Shaunice Gamblin’s Go Fund Me Page

Friday, March 11

Local 11-year-old gets helping hand from communityMOREClick to donate top Hunter Colvin’s Go Fund Me Page

State offers free resources to help locals file taxes for freeMORE | Click to learn about the official NYS program. 

Program launched to help parents pay for diapersMORE | Click to learn about the program. 

This weekend is the Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville.MORE | See what events are happening and when you can stop by.

Looking to have some fun before, on or after St. Patrick’s Day?MORE | Find a list of holiday-related events here.

Firefighters want people to check their clocks and batteries to help protect them from fires.MORE | Find information on smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and more at Fireman’s Association of the State of New York website or the National Fire Protection Association website.

Bald for Bucks is in WNY.MORE | Learn more about how you can support the program here.Thursday, March 10

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library hosts Community Input Sessions.

The sessions will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Merriweather Jr. Library on Jefferson Ave. 11 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Hamburg Public Library, 7 through 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Kenmore Library.MORE | Click here for online surveys. 

The FDA issued a massive pistachio recall after concerns over possible salmonella contamination.MORE | Learn what was recalled here.

Shea’s has revealed their show schedule for the next season.MORE | Learn more here.

The Buffalo Shamrock Run happens Saturday, March 12.MORE | Register for the event here.

Fisher Price is looking for newborns to be used as models on their packaging.MORE | Anyone wishing to send in pictures or videos of their newborn can email

Safety experts say this car defect puts kids in danger.MORE | Learn more here.Wednesday, March 9

Support cancer research by going ‘Bald for Bucks’MORE | Learn how you can help here

The Fight for Air Climb happens Saturday, March 12.MORE | Find information on the event here.

Could surgery without stitches soon be a reality?MORE | Learn more about new procedure possibilities here.Tuesday, March 8

Local non-profit out nearly $1,800

El Buen Amigo Donations can be delivered or mailed to the store, at 114 Elmwood Avenue in AllentownMORE | El Buen Amgio’s Website 

Heads Up Football Programs:

Cheektowaga ThunderbirdsNiagara Erie Youth Sports AssociationMonday, March 7

Waiting for Life: Transplants and organ donations.MORE | Sign up  here through the state DMV and here to become an organ donor. And here to become a live kidney donor.

Tourette Association of Greater New York State and the Tourette Association of AmericaMORE | Learn more about the Greater New York State Association here and the Association of America here.

Local 5th grader calls out GOP candidatesMORE | Click here to register for the Bully Free 5K in May Friday, March 4

The Buffalo Home Show is happening the next two weekends at the Buffalo Niagara Convention CenterMORE | Information and ticket pricing to the event

The 43North competition kicked off Friday.MORE | Learn more about the competition here.

Thousands are trying to block parole for convicted murderer David Hinchy by signing a petition.MORE | The petition can be found here.

Going Blue for Colon CancerMORE | What you should know about getting screened for colon cancer.

Run in your underwear for Colon Cancer awarenessMORE | The Buffalo “Undy Run” in Delaware Park Saturday, April 30Thursday, March 3

DEC asks public for help in locating Black Bear densMORE | If you see a den, call your local DEC office track them. (716) 851-7010 in Buffalo | (716) 372-0645 in Allegany

Lazarus Lynch showed his culinary skills on News 4 Wake Up!MORE | See more of his recipes on his YouTube channel here.Wednesday, March 2

Do you know how to spot counterfeit bills?MORE | Learn more about U.S. currency here.Tuesday, March 1

National Grid holds program to recycle unused or dead refrigerators.MORE | For those looking for more information, call 1-800-642-4272. 

Learn more about the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. FoundationMORE | Click here to find out more about their work

An ongoing study at Harvard University is researching what makes people happy.MORE | See Robert Waldinger’s TED talk on the matter here.Monday, February 29

WNY Catholic schools no stranger to challenges.

MORE | Catholic schools where Immaculata students may consider going next year:

  • Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Mount Mercy Academy
  • Mount. St. Mary Academy
  • Nardin Academy
  • Canisius High School
  • Cardinal O’Hara High School
  • St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute
  • St. Mary’s High School

Hospice will soon have their Spring Bouquet Sale celebrating their 30th anniversary.MORE | Learn more about the event here.

Dixie Longate brings her new hit comedy to Shea’s Smith Theatre March 1-6.MORE | Get ticket information and more here.Friday, February 26

The FBI, DEA, and local groups are teaming up to help fight heroin and prescription drug abuse in WNY with a new documentary.

MORE | Watch “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” on the FBI’s website.WARNING: The documentary contains strong language and disturbing images that depict the reality of addiction. Viewer caution is advised.

Wake Up’s Jordan Williams and Teresa Weakley’s musical talents are on display this weekend.

MORE | Dynamic Duet in East Aurora: Jordan at the keyboard.MORE | Ten Cent Howl: Teresa on the strings.Thursday, February 24

WNY’s Maple Weekend is just a few weeks away.MORE | All the farms you can visit and things you can do.

Meet Will Gadd, the Red Bull Athlete who climbed frozen Niagara Falls last year.

Thursday: 4 – 6 p.m., Wegmans at 601 Amherst St. in Buffalo

MORE| Check out his photos and videos here.Wednesday, February 24

Sesame Street is coming to Shea’s Performing Arts Center from February 24-28.MORE | Get ticket information and more here.February 23

Learn more about New Yorkers Against Gun ViolenceMORE| Click here for the group’s website

Anyone wishing to learn more about Jake’s Mission in SpringvilleMORE  Contact Jake Smith by email or by phoneFebruary 20

Anyone wishing to donate to Humer Ave. fire victimsMORE| Find more information on the donation sites here.Friday, February 19

Try Hockey For Free Day is February 20.MORE | Learn more about Try Hockey For Free Day here.

Anyone wishing to donate to disaster relief can contact the Red Cross.MORE | Find more information on the Red Cross here.Thursday, February 18

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announced a $100 Million Capital and Endowment Campaign.MORE | Learn more about Upon This Rock WNY here.Wednesday, February 17

Bhutanese families leave city after repeated break-ins

MORE | Community Police Workshop Saturday Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at 184 Barton Street

The “magic” baby hold: Doctor claims it will calm your baby in seconds.MORE | See the full story here.

The Arctic White Out is coming to the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center.MORE | Learn more about the event and get ticket information here.Tuesday, February 16

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced refunds for Schimshack’s gift card buyers.MORE | See the full story here.Monday, February 15

Friends donate hair to support teen with cancerMORE | Donate to help 15-year-old Lucy RowlandFriday, February 12

Blue Man Group will be at Shea’s from February 12-14.MORE | Find ticket information here.Thursday, February 11

The Buffalo Auto Show is happening at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center from February 11-14.MORE | Find more information on the show here.Wednesday, February 10

The Attorney General’s Guide for the New Car Lemon LawMORE | See the detailed guide here. 

Today is Ash Wednesday. Many places are taking part in Ashes to Go.MORE | Find a list of Ashes to Go locations here.Tuesday, February 9

Protecting students with bulletproof backpacksMORE | Click here for more information from seller

Massive spike in overdose deaths sparks warning from local leaders

MORE | Next Nalaxone training session Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Erie County Fire Training Academy, located at 3359 Broadway

Buffalo Peace House in Hamburg may have to close its doors. Here’s how you can help them.MORE | More details about the non-profit’s service to the community and how you can help

The Easter Festival at the Broadway Market is coming March 11.MORE | Get details on the event here.Friday, February 5

The ‘Dog butler of Western New York’ specializes in residential and commercial pet waste removal.MORE | More details and pricing of services

Primerano music auction promises a musical history for you to buy.DETAILS | The Saturday Auction will be held at 64 Lamarck Drive in Amherst starting at 9 a.m.Thursday, February 4

The 6th Annual WNY Farm Show is happening at the Hamburg Fairgrounds this weekend.MORE | Information on what you can see and when you can go.

Pregnant women who have traveled to Zika Virus affected nations can receive free testing and information.MORE | Call 1-888-364-4723 to learn more. 

News 4 Investigates: What’s in Your Water?Testing Options:





Club season tickets for the Buffalo Bills’ 2016 season are now available.MORE | Find tickets here.

Catholic Health is holding classes and events on car seat safety.MORE | See the dates and more here.Wednesday, February 3

The Home Depot looks to hire 375 associates in Buffalo.MORE | Learn how to apply here.Tuesday, February 2

Nearly 10,000 New Yorkers are currently waiting for an organ transplant.MORE | Become an organ donor

Microbeads are banned in Erie County after February 14MORE | Report a store for selling microbeads

Snowplow scammer brought to court by New York Attorney General.MORE | Call 853-8404 if you were scammed or click here and click on the consumer complaint form. 

Local couple brings cargo bike delivery to the Queen CityMORE | Contact Bufvelo Monday, February 1

Who’s contributing to candidates?MORE | Find out their top contributors here

Area non-profits push to keep charity localMORE |Check the Hearts for the Homeless and the Society of St. Vincent DePaul’swebsites for a list of what items they accept in their bins and in their stores.

A webinar for health professionals to discuss the Zika virus at 1 p.m.MORE | To register for the webinar, click or tap here.Sunday, January 31

Protect your money from scammersMORE | Learn about tax scamsSaturday, January 30

Heart of Niagara Animal RescueMORE | Learn more about their mission.Friday, January 29

Buffalo Niagara Partnership businesses can get a virtual Google Street View tour of their businessMORE | Find out how to get your business involved.

Pippin is playing at Shea’s Performing Arts Center from January 26 – 31.MORE | Find ticket information here.Thursday, January 28

Lawsuit hangs up Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater rebuild.

DOCUMENT: See the Chautauqua Lawsuit here.DOCUMENT: See the petition to the Chautauqua Institution.DOCUMENT: See how the Institution responded to the petition and lawsuit.

State health officials confirm 5 cases of Zika VirusMORE | Click here for a list of places you should AVOID if pregnant 

There’s a whole lot more than books at the Buffalo & Erie County Public LibraryMORE | Find out what events are coming up that you can see for free

Want to see Disney on Ice?MORE | Find ticket information and more here.

What’s your school district’s fiscal stress scoreMORE | Find out more about your district hereWednesday, January 27

Local veterans organization stands by Wounded Warrior ProjectMORE | Check Charity NavigatorGuide Star and Better Business Bureau to keep tabs on non-profits and charities in your area. 

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources EagleCamMORE | See the live video here.Tuesday, January 26

How does Wounded Warrior Project spend its donation money?MORE | Watch CBS News investigation

Solar company teams up with local fire departments

MORE | For training availability contact mike@solarliberty.comMonday, January 25

Alden High School will be presenting “Tarzan” on February 4-6.MORE | Find ticket and show information here.

Local couple struggles to have kids. Here’s more information about the couple and how you can help.Friday, January 22

Keep up to date with flight schedules at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport amid the impending winter storm set to hit the east coast.MORE | Flight schedules can be found here.

Grandparent scamMORE | Read FBI report hereThursday, January 21

New report says road, driving conditions cost Buffalo drivers $1,900 per yearMORE | Read details on the report here. 

Evangola State Park will host a guided walk of bizarre Lake Erie ice formations in February.MORE | More information on how to register to join the walk.Wednesday, January 20

Ohio company launches plus-sized clothing rental serviceMORE| How Gwynnie Bee worksTuesday, January 19

Women & Children’s Hospital part of medical marijuana clinical study for treatment-resistant EpilepsyMORE | Click here for details on the program, and a link to the state program.

Peace Bridge illuminates for causes, accepts applications for color schemesMORE | Learn how to apply here. 

A new treatment could help heroin addicts.MORE | Learn more about Vivitrol here

A family workshop called “Cookies, Cocoa and Claude Monet!” is coming to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.MORE | Learn more about the event here.Monday, January 18

State Farm issues warning to northeast customers regarding frozen pipes in freezing temps.MORE | Click here for tips from State Farm, and click here for video and illustration. 

A cool light show will be held to experience the Buffalo Botanical Gardens in a different light.MORE | To learn more click here.Sunday, January 17

Have spotty cell phone reception? Email Senator Chuck Schumer.MORE | A link to the Senator’s website

Buffalo’s Good Neighbors and Friends Feeding Friends are two organizations that are teaming up to warm our city.MORE | Buffalo’s Good NeighborsFriday, January 15

The Niagara Icewine Festival kicks off tonight, lasts next three weekendsMORE | Tickets and information for visiting participating wineries

Canalside’s Guinness World Records ChallengeMORE | Learn more about the Chillibration event at Canalside here.

Shea’s is holding a 90th Anniversary Celebration.MORE | Find times and ticket information here.Thursday, January 14

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend – There’s a number of events for families in western New York.MORE | See the list of events and check them out! 

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has tips for on how to pick the right health club.MORE | The Attorney General’s crackdown on gym club business practices here. 

Parks in Erie County are offering a variety of winter activities.MORE | Full list of parks and what activities are openThursday, January 14

Sarah Koenig of popular podcast SERIAL will be speaking at the University at BuffaloMORE | Learn more about the event here.Tuesday, January 12

Winter weekends in BuffaloMORE| A list of all the fun happening on the weekend

Community collects items for Niagara fire victimsMORE| Click here to find out where to donateSaturday, January 9

Sign up for the Tim Horton’s Backyard ClassicMORE| Click here to learn more

Experts weigh in on best home security systemsMORE| Learn about home security systems Wednesday, January 6

Catholic Charities 2016 appeal is 11 million dollars.MORE|Click here to make a donation or learn more.

The Erie County Comptroller wants to change the maternity leave policy.MORE|Click here to find out how you can give your input.

Wegmans recalling certain chicken products.MORE | Check impacted products here.Tuesday, January 5

The 9th annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Feb. 19-21 at Buffalo Riverworks.MORE | Sign up for the tournament here.Monday, January 4

Learn about volunteer opportunities with Make-A-Wish of WNYMORE | Find the Make-A-Wish volunteer page here.

Contribute to News 4’s Lauren Hall in the Make-A-Wish “Battle of Champions”MORE | Contribute to the fundraiser here.Thursday, December 31

Looking for something to do in Buffalo on New Year’s Eve?MORE | See a list of events taking place in the Queen City here.Wednesday, December 30

Four tips from the Better Business Bureau on choosing a new gym membership.MORE | Here’s some help on fulfilling your New Year’s Resolution. 

Learn how to file a consume complaint with the New York Attorney General’s Office.MORE | See a guide on submitting a complaint here. 

The NYS Get on Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program provides debt relief to recent NYS college graduates.MORE | Learn more about the program here.Tuesday, December 29

93-year-old Michigan man’s piano playing goes viralMORE | Wally’s YouTube Link

Winter weather has cancelled and delayed flights at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.MORE | Stay up to date with flight schedules here.

The Conference & Event Center in Niagara FallsMORE | Learn more about the venue here.

Winter Weather ChecklistsMORE | What to have on hand in case a storm hits. 

See power outages in western New York in the links below.

MORE | View National Grid outages here.MORE | View NYSEG outages here.Monday, December 28

The western New York Law CenterReach out to the law center here: (716) 855-0203Sunday, December 27

Free concussion screeningsMORE | Click to learn moreSaturday, December 26

Tips for returning and exchanging holiday giftsMORE | Click to learn moreFriday, December 25

How to volunteer with the Buffalo City MissionMORE | Click to learn moreThursday, December 24

“Hearts for the Homeless” feeds those in needMORE | Click here to donate

Family Promise of WNY has welcomed many families into their Emergency Shelter Program.MORE | Learn more about the organization here.

Trying to track down Santa Claus?

MORE | Find out where he was last seen here.MORE | Google Santa Tracker is also a helpful tool for finding “Kris Kringle”. See it here.Wednesday, December 23

Public Works helps you “go green” with your Christmas trees

MORE | Tree recycling starts Jan. 4 and goes until Jan. 15. Special electronics recycling event is Jan. 16 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at 1120 Seneca Street.Meals on Wheels of WNY || Click here to learn about volunteering

The American Red Cross is seeking holiday blood and platelet donations.MORE | Learn more about how you can donate here.Tuesday, December 22

Audra’s Christmas WishMORE | Link to Audra’s GoFundMe Page

Salvation Army still recovering from SnowvemberMORE | Click here to become a bell ringer

Lewiston man collects cans for charityMORE  Call Angelo Sarkees at 949-6186 or email him or learn about Community Missions of Niagara

The Buffalo-Niagara Hall of Fame is holding a Kickstarter campaign.MORE | See the Hall of Fame’s website here.Monday, December 21

Hoverboards: Shopping SmartMORE | Click here for more safety tipsClick here if you want to help the Pay It Forward Charitable Organization of WNYgive presents to those in needThursday, December 17

Fight For Kylee: How a Buffalo Sabres star brightened a cancer-stricken teen’s daySUPPORT | Kylee’s supporters are reaching out to help her family with medical costs. 

Dealing with DronesREADY TO REGISTER? |Registration opens December 21

IN DEPTH | Read the entire FAA Rule

A body language expert gives tips to success.

MORE | Watch her popular TED Talk here.Wednesday, December 16

Fire leaves two Buffalo families homeless

MORE  Develop a Fire Escape Plan with your familyTuesday, December 15

Local first graders make cards for Safyre

MORE | Send cards to Safyre Terry, P.O. Box 6126, Schenectady, NY 12306Monday, December 14

New York’s Attorney General is investigating the speed of cable and Internet service providers.MORE | Test your Internet speed for free here.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Toy Recalls

Toy Industry Association

Play Safe

New York Public Interest Research GroupTrouble in ToylandSunday, December 13

“Patient Santa” brings holiday cheers to kids with AutismMORE | Other Autism friendly family holiday events Saturday, December 12

The Buffalo Dream Center still seeks donations for the less fortunate during the holidays.MORE | Click for information about the organization.Friday, December 11:

UB is studying a new way to treat concussionsMORE | Click here for information about the clinical trial

Sweet Leaf Tea RecallMORE | Click here for the impacted productsThursday, December 10:

Friday is Macy’s Believe Day.MORE | Learn more about Macy’s Believe Day and the Make-a-Wish campaign here.

2016 Insurance Institute of Highway Safety test resultsMORE | Top Safety Picks

Holiday Shipping Deadlines. When do you need to get gifts in the mail so they arrive before Christmas?MORE | USPS, FedEx, UPS, Amazon, Target, Walmart and Toys”R”UsWednesday, December 9:

Local 9-year-old with Autism publishes artworkMORE | Click here to purchase book, other artwork

The sole survivor to a deadly fire has only one wish for Christmas – holiday cards.MORE | See details on the girl, who is asking for holiday cards to be sent to P.O. Box 6126, Schenectady, NY, 12306.Tuesday, December 8:

HEAP outreach dates have been announced for those looking for help.MORE | See the dates here.

A colorblind Tonawanda man see vibrant colors with the help of new glasses.MORE | Learn more about Chris Setlock here.

Since its founding in 1925, Community Missions (CMI) has provided a unique blend of services to address the needs of the Niagara community.MORE | See their website here.Monday, December 7:

The Bills are teaming up with UNYTS for a week-long drive. Donors can win tickets and autographed ornaments.MORE | Learn where you can donate blood here.

Recent shootings and the threat of terrorism have led some families to consider Safe Rooms.MORE | FEMA Guidelines and Buffalo Armory.

Sunday, December 6:Polar Plunge photo gallery Friday, December 4:

Initiative gives homeless “A home for the holidays”MORE| Call Homeless Alliance of Western New York at 716-853-1101 to participate in program Thursday, December 3:

Gowanda non-profit seeks holiday miracleMORE | Click here to donate

The Santaland Diaries is coming to Buffalo.MORE | See production photos from the show here.Wednesday, December 2:

Winter weather no match for solar panels, expert saysMORE| Click here to take advantage of federal tax incentives 

If you want to cut down your own Christmas tree this year, here are some places where you can do that.MORE | See the list of locations here.Tuesday, December 1: 

Buffalo football players trying to raise money to get to Championship in Florida.MORE | To calldonate Queen City American Youth Football.

Hamburg family lost everything in devastating fire.MORE | A group has formed to help the family monetarily. 

Cities across the country have celebrated Tuesday as “Giving Tuesday” for the last four years.MORE | Learn how Niagara Falls is celebrating Giving Tuesday this year.Sunday, November 29: 

New York seeks feedback on Common Core learning standardsMORE|Take the survey by clicking hereFriday, November 27:

“A Prince for Christmas” which was filmed in February premieres Sunday, November 29 at 9PM on ION TV.

MORE | Read about the plot.MORE | See the complete trailer.Thursday, November 26:

The Niagara Falls Gospel Rescue Mission is looking for volunteers for its Christmas delivery, after a growing need for Thanksgiving.MORE | Contact information can be found on their website.

The features you find on your Android phone five to 10 years from now could come from research happening at the University at Buffalo.MORE | Learn about the UB Phone Lab here.Wednesday, November 25:

An annual event that’s become a Thanksgiving tradition for Western New York, the YMCA Turkey Trot helps support kids and families across Western New York.MORE | Learn more about the Turkey Trot here.

Alternative therapy center opens in AllentownMOREClick here for cost of floating therapy 

Glasses for color blindness: Made in USA by EnChromaMORE | Click here

The Buffalo City Mission has opportunities to fit all types of volunteers.MORE | Learn how you can volunteer hereTuesday, November 24:

Speed Zones: Town of Tonawanda tops the list for Western New York.MORE | $peed Zone online dataMonday, November 23:

Help send a shoebox to a child in need this holiday season.MORE | How to build a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.

BBB issues warnings about credit card scam.MORE | Learn about the warning and the scam here. 

Annual survey notes which merchants have been naughty and nice in 2015.MORE | Check out who makes the naughty and nice lists here. 

The iconic GiGi’s restaurant suffered a fire on Saturday morning. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been created to help support the restaurant.MORE |Find the GoFundMe page here

Ice skating at Canalside has officially opened for the season.MORE | Learn more about Canalside hereSunday, November 22:

Compete against your neighbors to have the most energy-efficient holiday decorations in the Town of TonawandaMORE| Click here for application and rulesFriday, November 20:

Thanksgiving Week fun for familiesMORE| Click here for events and detailsThursday, November 19:

A new home: rescued pup starts over in WNY

MORE | Click here to volunteer with Buddy’s Second Chance RescueMOREClick here to volunteer with Open Arms Rescue of Western New York

Wednesday, November 18:

The Food Bank of WNY needs thousands of turkeys.MORE | Click here to find out where you can donate food.Monday, November 16: 

Website lists the most popular gift cards, and those with the highest resale value.MORE | See what gift cards are best for exchanging online here. Sunday, November 15:

Food bank of WNY feeling impact from turkey shortageMORE | Turkey shortage impacts food bank

One-on-one interview with Bills Coach Rex RyanMORE | Rex talks fans, his future in Buffalo

The Boys Run On program trains elementary-aged boys to become runners and learn healthy habits.MORE | Boys Run OnFriday, November 13: 

HEAP Provides assistance for those struggling to pay for heat in the winter.

APPLICATION INFO | Residents with their heat service currently on and without a shutoff notice are advised to apply online at or by calling the HEAP Application Request Line at 858-1969.Thursday, November 12:

Zipcar launches in BuffaloMORE | Click here to register for Zipcar

Roswell Park is looking for outgoing, enthusiastic high school and college students to join the 2016 YRoswell Street Team.MORE | Learn more about the YRoswell Street Team here.Wednesday, November 11:

Fifth graders produce “Buckle Up” rap video in Buffalo’s Academy for the Visual and Performing ArtsWATCH | See the video here. 

Veterans will be celebrated across western New York on Veterans Day Wednesday.MORE | See where you can find events in the region here.

Veterans can eat and drink for free at a number of locations on Veterans Day.MORE | See the list of places here.Tuesday, November 10:

Local 75-year-old earns 5th degree black beltMORE| Click here to start 2-week trial at WNY Karate Center

A new report says booster seats are getting safer for children riding in cars.MORE | Click here for a full list of recommended booster seatsMonday, November 9:

The Buffalo Police Athletic League will hold their annual auction Monday, November 16th at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.MORE | How to get tickets or contribute items.

Report says teens spend 9 hours a day using mediaMORE | Learn about the study hereFriday, November 6:

Coats for Kids kicks off in western New York, anybody with a benefits card can receive a coat.

MORE | Learn how to get a coat here in Kenmore and Niagara Falls here.

MORE | See the Coats for Kids story here. 

The Buffalo Bills have revealed new, red uniforms.MORE | See those uniforms and learn more here.

Macy’s Believe Campaign kicks off across the country.MORE | Click here for more information on the Make-a-Wish Believe Campaign.Thursday, November 5:

WNY Heroes Run Registration – benefiting Project Good 2 GoMORE | Learn more about the run here.Wednesday, November 4:

Local agency stresses need for more adoptive parentsMOREHow to adopt/foster  

DWI Loophole

MORE | Chemical test refusals across New York State.

The premiere of the Grain Elevator Illumination takes place today.

MORE | Learn about one of Buffalo’s historic grain elevators in a spectacular new light here.MORE |Check out the parking map before you head to the celebration.Tuesday, November 3:

Car Seat Safety Class Offered at Memorial Hospital in Niagara Falls: First Saturday of every month from 10-4 p.m.MORE | Car seat inspection stations in NYS here. 

The face of human trafficking

MORE | Here’s information about the warning signs and NY Domestic Violence Hotline.

Vidler’s 5 & 10 is one of the top 10 finalists in Intuit QuickBooks Small Business, Big Game competition. You can vote for them to become one of three finalists.VOTE HERE | Support Vidler’s 5 & 10

E. coli bacteria may have tainted more than 167,000 pounds of beef.MORE | Learn more about this beef recall here.Monday, November 2:

Programs exist to help those in need keep warm through the cold.MORE | Learn about New York’s program here.MORE | Learn about National Fuel’s program here. 

Benefit for Sjunseeargn Foxx, a local woman who’s survived despite the odds.MORE | The event’s web page can be found here.Sunday, November 1:

The Buffalo Police Department has a new scholarship fund to recruit 50 more officers.MORE | Find out more about a career in law enforcement here. Friday, October 30:

Buffalo Bills hold electronics recycling event, encouraging people with Buffalo Bills Team Store Coupons.MORE | See details about the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. event here. 

A local dentistry is holding a candy buyback to help overseas troops.MORE | Learn where you can take part in the buyback program here.

There’s a new trend in the ‘do-it-yourself’ movement. But, now orthodontists are putting parents on high-alert.MORE | See why this “painful, but cheap” method is doing damage to the mouths of young people.Thursday, October 29:

Senator Schumer says nearly 2,400 New Yorkers were hounded by false debt collections claims, sparking outrage at ‘zombie debt’.MORE | See how you can file a claim about ‘zombie debt’ collections here. 

Storm Preparations: How to prepare for a power outage.MORE |National Grid: Before, during and after the storm / Local outage listing

New York state will soon require all students in the 7th and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningitis.MORE | Learn more about why these vaccines are now mandatory here.

Wednesday, October 28:

Rescue dogs at the SPCA serving Allegany County.MORE| Fill out a foster application and return it to the shelter in person, or by email at spcaallegany@gmail.comTuesday, October 27:

GM is recalling 1.4 million cars dating back to 1997.MORE |Read more and see the reasons for the massive recall here.

Food Truck Tuesday concludes its six-month season.MORE | See what you’ll find at the finale here.Monday, October 26:

HEAP application process opens.MORE | HEAP Buffalo

An evening of culinary excellence can be found at the Signature Chefs Auction.MORE | The event’s web page can be found here.Sunday, October 25:

Drivers need to make cars ready for winter. AAA winter car tipsFriday, October 23:

Holiday Valley is preparing for the upcoming season, but there is still plenty to do before the snow begins.Here is the calendar of upcoming events around Ellicottville.Thursday, October 22:

The Buffalo Zoo is open all year long.

Click here to find a list of upcoming events that the zoo is hosting.Thursday, October 22:

Help Senator Charles Schumer create a map of where wireless dead zones are:Tell Senator Schumer where they are    |   Other Dead cell ZonesWednesday, October 21:

Movie fans are celebrating today as the day Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled to in “Back to the Future”. See the movie trilogy at a number of local theaters.MORE | Find out when you can see “Back to the Future” here.Tuesday, October 20:

A local legend suffering from a medical condition is being helped by those he used to serve.MORE | Supporters are raising money after Mark McCarthy suffered a massive stroke. Monday, October 19:

Local Restaurant Week is a biannual event that celebrates the vital role our local independent restaurants and vendors play in western New York.MORE | See participating restaurants here.Friday, October 16:

Many who struggle with debt turn to loan consolidation.MORE | See more from the consumer consolidation experts here. 

The Buffalo International Film Festival announces its full lineup.MORE | See more on ticket prices and film screenings here. Thursday, October 15:

Experts encourage Medicare recipients to review planTO REVIEW PLANClick here 

Teal Pumpkin Project reassures WNY parentsREGISTER YOUR HOME | Click hereWednesday, October 14:

Local company Exo Supply now available in Birchbox.MORE | Exo Supply

Wegmans offers list of allergens in candy it sells.SEE THE LIST | Click to print and bring to the storeTuesday, Oct 13:LEARN MORE | Learn about Buffalo’s proposed “Green Code”

Thomas English Muffins holds competition by top 135 U.S. chefs, including Drew James of Lancaster.VOTE | See voting information to support our local chef here. 

Visit Buffalo Niagara’s “Bring it home” campaign.MORE | Click here to pitch your idea.

Place a last-minute bid on Corvette seized in drug bustMORE | Link for online auction here.

Group aims to raise awareness in 5K & 1.5-mile fun walk

MORE | Learn details about the Pumpkin Run here.Monday, Oct. 12:

Can you solve Escape Room Buffalo in 60 minutes?MORE | How to buy tickets here.Sunday, Oct. 11:

WNY students compete in solar decathlon in California, promotes ‘green’ livingMORE | How to vote for the teams here.

Guided tours at Chestnut Ridge ParkMORE | Get more information on park tours here. Friday, Oct. 9:

The family of a four-year-old boy who died in a car crash is raising money for hospital billsMORE | Support their GoFundMe here.Thursday, Oct. 8:

As Sabres season opens up, you can plan what games you’ll head to.MORE | Check out the full schedule here. Know your rights when stopped by the police | Tips from the NYCLUDelaware North Virtual Job Fair | Register for the virtual job fair hereInformation for Katie Durkin Funraising | Visit the organization’s Facebook pageWednesday, Oct 7:Vote for the Sabres goal song | Listen and then vote hereTuesday, Oct. 6:

Erie County creates a list of personal care products containing microbeads.MORE | See the list of products here. 

Group Homes are desperately seeking full time workers. Apply onine:MORE | Heritage Christian Services OR  People Inc

Slow Roll Buffalo wants to hold a Parkway Revival Ride on Columbus Day. They need your help to put it on.TO DONATE |Click here

When can you see “Scary Lucy” at the Chautauqua Mall?“HAUNTING AT THE MALL” EVENT INFO | Click here

Where you can support the fight to end HIV/AIDS by dining out in western New YorkEVENT INFO | Dining Out For LifeMonday, Oct. 5: 

Law on scanner accuracy will provide large refunds for customers when they get overcharged. 

LEGAL INFO | See details about Erie County’s Scanner Accuracy Law – which provides large refunds when consumers get overchargedFriday, Oct. 2:

Buffalo Bills go all out in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.LEARN MORE | See details on Billieve here.

Cabinet making company invests in community, holds open house.LEARN MORE | See details about Candlelight Cabinetry here.LEARN MORE | See details on the open house here. Thursday, Oct. 1: 

Family paints house pink for Roswell Park and breast cancer awareness month.MORE ON DONATION |Donate to breast cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer InstituteMORE ON ROSWELL |Learn about mammography and breast cancer screening at RoswellTuesday, September 29

Buffalo State crime informationCLICK HERE | StatisticsCLICK HERE | Crime blotter

Common Council President Darius Pridgen wants neighbors to be notified when someone moves into their community who is on theNY State Sex Offender Registry

Local mother seeks answers through costly test to find out why her 2-year-old is chronically ill.CLICK HERE | To donate via GoFundMeThursday, Sept. 24.

Girl Scout showcase – learn about being a scout through various activities on the University at Buffalo south campus.CLICK HERE | Learn more about the showcase and learn where and when to bring your potential scout.

Buffalo Beer Week celebrates booming brewing in the Queen City.CLICK HERE | Learn more about activities that surround the fest.Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Local advocate weighs-in on #BlackDotCampaignCLICK HERE| Report domestic abuse, get help

A local chef competes for the title of best breakfast.VOTE HERE | Support your local chef here.Monday, Sept. 21

A list of nursing homes cited for repeat violations: Coalition for Quality Care report

Vidler’s 5 & 10 is one of the top 10 finalists in Intuit QuickBooks Small Business, Big Game competition. You can vote for them to become one of three finalists.VOTE HERE |Support Vidler’s 5 & 10

Join News 4 as we help Light the Night at Delaware Park this Friday. We’ll be raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.REGISTRATION | CLICK HERE to register.Friday, Sept. 18

Upcoming Fall activities, including apple picking and corn mazes.APPLE PICKING: | CAMBRIA CORN MAZE:

A new resource center in West Seneca is asking for help as they prepare to open.DONATE | Anybody looking to donate can find more information here.

Heartlight Event to support Child and Family ServicesMORE | HeartLight.CFSBNY.orgThursday, Sept. 17

For information on the Lifeline discount phone program call 1-888-641-8722.MORE INFO | Visit the website here.

Members of the public can comment on new changes coming to the former Scajaquada Expressway, including crosswalks.INFORMATION | Learn about the push to change the 198 and give your input here.Wednesday, Sept. 16

New blueprint for Outer Harbor’s future calls for open, green spaceMORE INFO | Click here to see the new Outer Harbor BlueprintTuesday, Sept. 15

Contribute to memorial fund for Maksym SugorovskiyDONATE HERE |

Donate to fund to raise money to show that Bills fans are the loudestDONATE HERE |, Sept. 10

Canalside begins hiring for Pizza Plant with two days of open interviews.EMAIL ADDRESS | contact@pizzaplant.comTuesday, Sept. 8th

Community helps Hamburg boy reach his goalMORE INFO | Click here to donateMonday, Sept. 7th

21st Century Parent: How to handle technologyMORE INFO | Expert advice hereSunday, Sept. 6

NFTA closes Allen Medical Campus rail stationMORE INFO | NFTA Metro/Rail Information