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Zoomagination is a festival of lights and lanterns at the Buffalo Zoo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A festival of lights and lanterns is happening at the Buffalo Zoo. When the sun goes down, the lights come up, giving guests a unique way to view the zoo. While the animals are sleeping, people can play in an illuminated world of wonder. This immersive...

Western New York Rootie’s Shortage Might Be Over Soon

Thanks to one persistent local, we might know when our favorite Buffalo blue cheese will finally be back in stock. Buffalo’s own Rootie’s Famous Gourmet Blue Cheese has been MIA from supermarkets for months. Frustrated wing lovers all over Western New York have resorted to hoarding bottles of it the rare times their local store has it on their shelves. Some have even (GASP) switched blue cheese brands just to make sure their wings aren’t completely naked this summer. There has even been some speculation out there that the Rootie’s company might not be doing well financially (a heartbreaking fact for many local businesses after the pandemic), leaving many to wonder if they’d ever get their hands on their precious Rootie’s blue cheese again.

Do Fish Travel Over Niagara Falls (And Do They Survive)?

Niagara Falls is along the border of the U.S. and Canada just northwest of Buffalo New York. There are three falls that make up the group of Niagara Falls, with the “Horseshoe Falls” (Canadian Falls) being the most commonly referenced. The other two falls are the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The falls occur between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie where the Niagara River connects the two. The river flows over Niagara Falls and then splits, going around Grand Island before coming together again to empty into Lake Erie just west of Buffalo. With a large variety of fish that live in the Niagara River, you could ask do fish travel over Niagara Falls? And if they do, do they survive? Let’s find out!

Mystic Hills Brewery planned for ski country

EAST CONCORD, N.Y. — An East Concord couple is planning to open a brewery a few miles from Sprague Brook County Park and Kissing Bridge Ski Resort. Mystic Hills Brewing will open this fall in a 1,700-square-foot facility at 10959 Allen Road, East Concord, next door to the home of Reanna Dembitsky and Michael Prusakowski, who are engaged to be married later this summer.

Turn Water Into Beer

Customers on River History Tours, Spirit of Buffalo, Big Kahuna, Tiki Tour, and Miss Buffalo 2 get a free beer from Pizza Plant with receipt of their boat cruise ticket (free beer valid only on date of receipt). Plus your Pizza Plant receipt with that days date gets you a...

42 North Launches Sipstream to Benefit Empire State Ride

EAST AURORA New York – 42 North Brewing Company is launching a new pale ale to support the Empire State Ride, a fundraising cycling event that travels 500+ miles across New York State from Staten Island to Niagara Falls. Proceeds from every case sold will be donated to the Empire State Ride and its beneficiary, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Summer Event Favorite Is Back In Western New York

You may have seen pictures at the Botanical Gardens this weekend and wondered, “Is it really back?”. Dining at Dusk returned to the Botanical Gardens on June 26 with BBQ and Brass, featuring dinner from Curly’s Grille, live music from Buffalo Brass Machine, and desserts from High Vibe Sweets – but there are more chances this summer to go “Dining at Dusk” at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

Large Boa Constrictor Found on Lawn of New York State Family

Snakes are out all across New York state this time of year. They're a part of nature. But while some other recent snake sightings are species commonly found in New York and surrounding states, this particular case wasn't. This was no native species, as it's probably another case of someone with an exotic pet that either got loose or simply got too big to take care of. A family in New York state was in for the shock of their lives recently when it showed up on their property.