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Here's where you'll find links containing important websites, phone numbers and other information that you may have seen in a segment on our station.

December 3

As part of Giving Tuesday, West Herr is matching all donations for 26Shirts' new shirt. You can purchase it here.

November 17

Anyone wishing to donate to the GoFundMe for Kyle Lysek can click here.

November 12

Want to nominate a teacher for Jeff Skinner's 53 Difference Makers program? Click here.

The website for The Salvation Army's Empire State Divison can be found here.

A new mural is coming to Niagara Falls and you could be the artist. The plan is to put the painting on the side of a building near the corner of Pine Avenue and 17th Street. Arts Services Initiative of Western New York is accepting proposals for the project until December 6. The guidelines are:

  • Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019; 5 PM
  • Submission guidelines: Proposals must be sent electronically as a PDF to with the subject line “1702 Pine Ave Proposal”
  • Budget: A commission of up to $9,000 will be available for the chosen artist to create and install their work, with some installation assistance available, including a bucket truck and some materials to complete the project


  • December 6, 2019; 5 PM: Deadline to submit
  • January 2020: Selection of artist
  • February 2020: Public announcement of selection
  • Spring 2020: Mural implementation and planning meetings; completed and installed work (pending weather)


  • Work must reflect both the history of Garibaldi (an Italian political hero from the 19th century) as well as the promise and hope for the future of Niagara Falls
  • Final mural must have an expected lifespan of at least five years unprotected from the elements

November 9

The Buffalo and Erie County Libraries are using a contest to pick its new library cards and you can now vote for the winners. There were more than 175 designs entered; some by adults and some by kids. The winning designs will begin to be printed on Erie County Library Cards in 2020. You can vote by clicking here.

October 21

Independent Health and the Buffalo Bills have launched their annual Health and Wellness Challenge, encouraging people to get moving and focus on nutrition in their daily lives. Participants can win daily prizes, including a $5,000 grand prize. More information is available here.

October 15

In recognition of October as Fire Prevention Month in Buffalo, Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo announced that the City of Buffalo will celebrate National Fire Prevention and Safety Month by hosting six scheduled Open Houses at firehouses citywide. More information can be found here.

October 9

The survey for community input for the Ken-Ton Board of Education superintendent search can be found here.

October 3

Bishop Malone released his report on a series of listening sessions that were held across the Buffalo Diocese in recent months. The full report can be found here.

October 1

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Program. It's open to homeowners directly impacted by flooding from January 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019. For more information, click here.

Visit or for Knox Farm RFPs.

The 43North finalists were announced today:

  • BridgeCare - Seattle, WA
  • Charmtech Labs (Capti) - Stony Brook, NY (and moved to Buffalo since applying to 43North)
  • Circuit Clinical (TrialScout) - Buffalo, NY
  • Curiato - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Exit 7C - Milwaukee, WI
  • Glaze Prosthetics - Kraków, Poland
  • GroupRaise - Houston, TX
  • HotelsByDay - New York, NY
  • Peanut Butter - Chicago, IL
  • PocketSuite - San Francisco, CA
  • Public Goods - New York, NY
  • Rally - New York, NY
  • RankScience - San Francisco, CA
  • Robodub - Seattle, WA
  • Strayos - St. Louis, MO
  • Whose Your Landlord - New York, NY


September 24

Vehicles being recalled:

  • 2018-2019 Infiniti Q50
  • 2018-2019 Infiniti Q60
  • 2019 Infiniti Q70 & Q70L
  • 2018-2019 Infiniti QX30
  • 2019 Infiniti QX50
  • 2019 Infiniti QX60
  • 2018-2019 Infiniti QX80
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Altima
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Frontier
  • 2019 Nissan GT-R
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Kicks
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Leaf
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Maxima 
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Murano
  • 2018-2019 Nissan NV, NV200, and NV200 Taxi
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder 
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Rogue
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Rogue Sport 
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Sentra 
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Titan
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Versa
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Note


August 27

Lake Ontario homeowners whose property was damaged during this year’s flooding can apply for financial assistance to help pay for repairs. Applications will be released soon, but homeowners can sign up now to get on the list.


August 23

You can apply for the FuzeHub cybersecurity assistance grant here.


August 16

The Buffalo Sabres are getting ready for the golden 50th anniversary, complete with gold-accent jerseys. A full list of dates when the special jerseys will be worn, in addition to themed nights during the season, can be found here


August 12

The entire West Seneca Ethics Code document can be found here.


August 6

The calendar says August, but the YMCA says it’s time to sign up for the Turkey Trot. Registration is now open for the Thanksgiving morning tradition, the oldest continually running footrace in the world. Runners can take their marks here.


August 5

The DEC and Department of Health have launched a new website about the health of our water resources. The "Know Your Water" website has information on the quality of drinking water and the health of New York's lakes, rivers, and streams. It features a map that lets you search by location.


July 25

Equifax will be paying out millions to those affected by a 2017 data breach. Go here to see if you’re eligible for a settlement.  


July 22

For the Buffalo Water Board's website, click here.


July 9

The American Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of blood on hand, after donations were down last week due to the holiday. More information on how and where to donate can be found here or calling 1-800-733-2767.


July 8

Visit this website or call 1.888.837.6410 to learn more about Girl Scouts Love State Parks events in Western New York.


May 29

Crime Stoppers Buffalo is offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to an arrest or indictment in connection to the death of David Lopez, who was killed nearly a year ago on June 9, 2018 at the Bowl-Inn on Bailey Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to call 716-867-6161.