- Runners get ready, registration for the 122nd YMCA Turkey Trot is underway. The 8K typically sells out every year, with a combination of serious, and not so serious runners. To sign up head over to this website.
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- The 13th annual INFRINGEMENT Festival starts this weekend and runs through August 6. The 11-day grassroots arts festival is fully inclusive accepting all artists' proposals and 380 acts will perform at 90 venues. It's the largest festival of its kind in the world. The festival runs through August sixth.
- An Amherst woman has volunteered to become a #DressMatchmaker, part of a trending campaign to help out brides-to-be left high and dry by Alfred Angelo's closing.
- Crime Stoppers is asking for help finding the person who hit 7-year-old Tremont Seals on Loring Avenue with a car then drove off. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. If you think you know something, call the Crime Stoppers Tipline at 716-867-6161.
Fans must have tickets for four Bills training camp practices: three at St. John Fisher and one at New Era Field. The tickets are free, but only available at select locations for each practice. Fans are limited to four tickets, with all available on Tuesday, July 18.
Thursday, July 27 at St. John Fisher College, Pittsford:
- Crosby’s in Brockport, Hamlin or Gasport.
Friday, August 4 at New Era Field:
- Tops Friendly Markets in Depew, Maple Road in Amherst, and Mt. Read Blvd in Greece.
Sunday, August 6 at St. John Fisher:
- Safelite AutoGlass® on Scottsville Road near the Rochester airport, Jefferson Road in Henrietta, Lockport, Depew and Hamburg.
Sunday, August 13 at St. John Fisher:
- Only available through the My One Buffalo app.
- Panasonic is hosting a local hiring event later this month as it works to fill positions at the SolarCity facility at RiverBend. The company will be at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center on Goodell Street on July 26 from 5:30 p.m. tp 8:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit this website.
- Any kids who want to learn a potentially lifesaving skill this summer can now enroll in the state's annual learn-to-swim initiative. The free program is offered at state parks across Western New York. It includes individual classes for kids of all ages. For more information, visit this website.
- Traffic Alert: Crews will start repairs on multiple streets Wednesday night. Drivers can expect lane closures on a portion of both North and South Division Streets reaching from Main to Elm Street. There will also be closure on Washington Street stretching from North and South Division and on Ellicot Street from North Division to Swan Streets. Work is set to take place on those streets from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. lasting through July 14. Officials say workers will get a break for the weekend and begin paving those streets the following Monday. Those nightly closures will continue through Friday the 21st.
- Beat the heat: Take a dip in the Houghton Pool, all while younger kids can play in the park's splash pad. Remember the city splash pads are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday throughout the summer.
- Unyts is asking all type O negative blood donors to come in and donate today. Unyts' Neighborhood Blood Donation Centers are open at Eastern Hills Mall and Southgate Plaza today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can make an appointment but walk ins are welcome.
- Delaware North Sportservice is hosting a job fair today for positions at New Era Field. Open positions include things like cashiers, warehouse workers, customer service, bartenders and servers. The job fair runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.at the Westin Buffalo on Delaware Avenue.
- The Erie County legislature is set to hold a public hearing on the proposed 2017, 2018 budget for Erie Community College this evening. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Legislature Chambers at 92 Franklin Street in Buffalo. For more information, visit this website.
- Street closures begin today for the return of the Gus Macker Tournament in Jamestown this weekend. Starting at noon Lafayette street from West 2nd Street to West 3rd street will be closed through Monday morning. Starting tomorrow, other sections of West Second and West Third will also be closed for the weekend.
- The NFTA will hold a public meeting tonight about changes to routes one, two and four in downtown Buffalo. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Belle Center Cafeteria on Maryland Street in Buffalo.
- Six weeks away from the popular Taste of Buffalo, here's the 61 restaurants/food trucks/eateries and six New York state wineries set to serve up food and drink downtown.
- The fifth annual Buffalovefest hits the Buffalo Zoo this evening. Beer, wine, food trucks, artisans and live music are all part of the event. Tickets are $25 dollars in advance and $35 at the door and include two drink tickets. Buffalovefest goes from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Canalside has announced a full schedule of events and activities alongside Buffalo's waterfront through Labor Day. The calendar is here - you can filter it by category, such as Arts and Culture or Fitness and Events.
- A public meeting will be held in Bowmansville tonight to discuss long-term flooding issues along Ellicott Creek in Lancaster. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowmansville Fire Department.
- If anyone living along Lake Ontario believes they've had something hazardous go into the lake, they're urged to call the Emergency Response Center at (800) 424-8802. If you've had large debris float away, call the Coast Guard at (716) 843-9315.
- There is also a Lake Ontario Flood Assistance Hotline. That number is (866) 244-3839.
- Learn about how to spot and remove ticks at the Erie County Department of Health's website.
- Relay for Life season kicks off in Buffalo tonight. Cancer survivors, their supporters, caregivers and families will gather to walk at Canalside from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event helps remember loved ones lost, honors survivors, and raises money for the American Cancer Society.
- Nickel City Con returns to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center this weekend. The comic convention goes today through Sunday complete with panels, video game tournaments, costume contents and features stars like William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek and Billy Dee Williams of Star Wars. Tickets are $15 per day, but kids ten and under get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Events kick off this afternoon at 3 p.m.
- Today's the day Canalside is announcing its summer concert lineup - the immensely popular series draws thousands to the waterfront each Thursday night from June 15 to Aug. 17.
- Homeowners near Tonawanda Coke who are interested in getting their soil tested can head to a public meeting to learn more about the process today. It's being hosted by Citizen Science Community Resources and takes place at the River Road Fire Hall on Kaufman Avenue from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- An open house style meeting will be held in Hamburg tonight to look at plans for a proposed multi-purpose sports facility. Meeting goes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hamburg Senior Community Center on Southwestern Boulevard.
- In Tonawanda, residents are asked to review the draft of Tonawanda’s Economic Action Plan here: Tonawanda Tomorrow.
- More than a dozen companies will be on hand for a career fair in Buffalo today. It goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Career Collegiate Institute on Saint Lawrence Avenue. The career fair is being hosted by the Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education initiative, but the event is open to the public.
- Homeowners along Lake Ontario who need to make insurance claims for flood damage can get help from the state today. The state Department of Financial Services is setting up Mobile Command Centers at the Olcott Fire Company in Newfane. Reps can help with insurance claims and requests for help from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is also a flood assistance hotline with more information -- 866-244-3839.
- More than 300 vendors will be at the 18th annual World's Largest Yard sale taking place today and tomorrow at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Admission is $3, but kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Goes from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- A career fest with reps from 20 companies will be held today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Millenium Airport Hotel on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga. Those planning to attend are asked to dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume.
- Access to two parks in Niagara County have been restricted as water levels along Lake Ontario continue to rise. Officials say a stairway on a trail at Royalton Ravine failed because of soil erosion and part of the bank at Krull Park slid into the water. The Parks department have used snow-fence barriers to seal off access to the stretch of lakeside at Krull Park. It's not clear yet when those areas will reopen.
- Deep South Taco will close Ellicott Street from Broadway to Mohawk for its second annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The event will again include bands, DJs, face paintin, and food and drinks from the restaurant. It goes from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and you have to be at least 21 years old.
- A rally is planned in Lackawanna this morning to draw attention to a so-called zombie property City officials hope the rally at 149 Kirby Avenue will spur action against the owner. The rally starts at 10:30 a.m.
- A roundtable discussion will be held on Grand Island tonight to discuss a proposed federal law that would let people carry a concealed pistol across state lines. The meeting goes from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Defensor Inc. firearms training facility on Lang Boulevard. Admission is $15.
- New jobs up for grabs. Reps from several companies in the area will meet with people at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center on Goodell Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also this evening, reps from Child and Adolescent Treatment Services and Lake Shore Behavioral Health will hold open interviews for more then 50 open positions from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 301 Cayuga Road in Cheektowaga. Openings include nurses, social workers, counselors, case managers and rehab specialists.
- A group of developers led by SA&A Development will present its updated plans for the lot that once had the Buffalo Forge Manufacturing plant at Broadway and Mortimer Street. Tonight's meeting goes from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Michigan Street Baptist Church. For more info, visit this website.
- Looking for a new job? The Western New York Career Expo goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church on East Delevan Avenue in Buffalo. Organizers say more than 2,700 jobs are available in warehouse, transportation, health care, manufacturing and finance.