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Ally Spongr

The first day or summer and longest day of the year is being filled with public performances of live music in the second annual Make Music Western New York.

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An annual celebration of African-American culture and history will be held this weekend at Martin Luther King Park.

Niagara University

A public art project is aiming to restore vibrancy to empty buildings in downtown Niagara Falls. More than 100 silhouettes of Niagara University students and others cut out of black paper are lining the windows of vacant structures at Third and Main Streets.

One of the summer’s biggest festivals is celebrating its 60th year this weekend.

A local law designed to better protect nursing home residents passed unanimously in the Erie County Legislature on Thursday.

Savarino Companies

A section of downtown Batavia will receive a $17.6 million facelift as a developer begins construction of a multi-use complex on long-vacant property.

Allentown Association

Sidewalks and crosswalks throughout Allentown are being painted with rainbows. As the first part of an ongoing initiative to support the LGBTQ community in Buffalo, the “Rainbows on Allen” project aims to provide permanent symbols of acceptance that last beyond Buffalo’s Pride Week.

Niagara Quality Improvement Project

The transition a child makes from kindergarten to elementary school is not always an easy one. Undetected developmental issues, missed registration dates and poor communication between school administrators are just a few of the obstacles that face children and their families.