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One Historic New York State College Is Changing It’s Name

One historic New York State college is changing it's name. Founded as a men's college in 1948, and becoming coeducational in 1971, St. John Fisher College near Rochester has always been known as a "college" vs a "university." St. John Fisher College will no longer be the official name of that institution as of July 1st 2022. The school’s name will be changing to St. John Fisher University.
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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.

Bus full of food donations from Rochester delivered in East Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A group traveled from Rochester to East Buffalo to deliver a bus full of food donations on Saturday. Members of the group Uniting and Healing through Hope of Monroe County delivered non-perishable food and personal care items in support of families that have been impacted by the Tops Market mass shooting that happened on May 14 on Jefferson Avenue.

Volunteers come to lend a hand at Riverdale Cemetery

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) — The community came out with lawn mowers and weed whackers in hand after hearing Riverdale Cemetery needed help. Earlier this week, News 4 responded to concerns from people who had loved ones buried in the cemetery, and spoke to Riverdale office manager, Katherine Scott, on why the grass has grown into […]

Home décor store At Home opens in Amherst

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Home décor shoppers have a new option in Amherst: At Home, which brands itself as The Home Décor Superstore, is opening at 3151 Sheridan Drive next to Whole Foods. The store’s grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, July 2. It had a soft...

A look at hospitality training amid Buffalo Niagara’s restaurant worker shortage

At the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute’s Savor restaurant, customers can sit on sidewalk tables and watch their meals prepared by students planning careers in food. Josh Blumberg, Niagara County Community College’s assistant vice president of academic affairs who has a long background in the hospitality training field, said the program is about more than just cooking or baking.

Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops returns July 9 & 10

Highlights include 40 restaurants & food trucks; New York state wineries; plenty of food & fun for whole family. The nation’s largest two-day food festival, Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, returns to downtown Buffalo Saturday, July 9 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and Sunday, July 10 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Patrons can enjoy culinary delights from 40 restaurants and food trucks, five New York state wineries, live music and more along Delaware Avenue, starting at Chippewa Street and continuing into Niagara Square.

Take a tour and learn about the history of the Erie Canal lock system

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Chances are you are familiar with New York's Erie Canal. But many New Yorkers have never actually set out on our state's famous waterway. Visitors have been touring the Erie Canal with Lockport Locks and Canal Cruises since 1987. “Some people will call locks stairs for...

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy attempts to reclaim world record for longest line of garden flamingos

BUFFALO, N.Y. — If your favorite color is pink, you'll want to plan a trip to Front Park on Tuesday. Volunteers will be setting up thousands of pink plastic lawn flamingos in the park, with two goals in mind. The display will be part of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy's campaign to celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted's 200th birthday. It's also an attempt to reclaim a Guinness World Record the group won four years ago.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy volunteers attempt world record with pink flamingos

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is thinking pink for a special event on Tuesday. Front Park will be filled with pink plastic flamingos as 100 volunteers attempt to line up 4,260 decorative birds as part of a fundraiser for the conservancy. That magic number is for Fredrick Olmsted's 200th birthday, which was April 26.

Can You Legally Break A Car Window To Save A Dog In New York State?

A New York woman has been charged after leaving a dog in a car on a hot day. Shermika Walker of Buffalo was charged with animal cruelty charge after she allegedly left a dog in her car at Airport Plaza in Cheektowaga, according to WKBW. The temperature was 91 degrees when the incident happened.

Review: Tommyrotter Vodka, Gin, and Bourbon (2022)

We last encountered Buffalo’s minimalist Tommyrotter in 2019. It doesn’t look like a ton has changed in the last three years, except for the brand’s whiskey lineup. The old American Whiskey is gone, a new Bourbon is in its place. We’ve got fresh tastings on the white spirits and a first look at the bourbon below.

6 Reasons You Need to Check Out O’Brien’s West End Inn This Summer

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers. Here in Buffalo, we’re lucky that we’ve got an excessive amount of incredible restaurants, bars, and day trip destinations to choose from. But it can be really easy to fall back on the places you frequent the most instead of trying anywhere new.