One of Buffalo's most beloved music venues will be closing tonight.
Financial challenges are forcing the owners of the Mohawk Place to shut their doors. The derelict atmosphere of the club attracted a devoted audience along with local and national musicians who performed at the club, making it a renowned stop for touring acts. The Mohawk has been a significant local nightclub for more than two decades.
A weekend concert series ends with tonight's "Last Waltz."
One hundred years ago, a group of parents in Buffalo gathered to form a new school that would adopt the ideals of a progressive educational reformer and teach students in new ways. A century later, the Park School still educates its pupils much the same way.
In 1912, Buffalo was one of the largest cities in the country with a bustling economy and booming population.
Also one hundred years ago, a group of parents in Buffalo gathered to form a new school that would adopt the ideals of a progressive educational reformer and teach students in new ways.
Naval vessels from the U.S. and Canada are set to drop anchor at Buffalo for the Navy Week.
More than a dozen military ships from both nations, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter and several historic tall ships are expected to participate in the weeklong event, which starts Monday and runs through September 17.
Ship tours, music, a boat parade and special ceremonies are among the activities being offered at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park and other locations in the region.
Along the shore of Lake Erie, the rusting relics of Buffalo, N.Y.'s industrial days have long blocked access to the water and posed risks to residents. Now, after decades of inaction, the city is finally clearing a path for the public to return to the waterfront.
Buffalo's approach has been dubbed "lighter, faster, cheaper." Tom Dee has led this effort as president of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., a special state agency in charge of city waterfront property. He says years were wasted chasing grand redevelopment projects, but now the strategy is more homegrown.
Humans have always been vulnerable to airborne illnesses – especially given the developments in chemical and biological warfare. That vulnerability led two professors in upstate to pioneer a solution for sterilizing air.
But success in business has so far proven elusive.
The eastern shore of Lake Erie is known as the "Sponge Candy Crescent." During the region's long winter months, this crunchy, chocolatey candy is a mainstay — especially for large gatherings and holidays. But come hot weather, you can't get the temperamental treat.
Ko-Ed Candies sells a lot of chocolate Easter bunnies, candy bars and other sweets, but co-owner Sandy Whitt says her customers mostly crave sponge candy.
The city's new effort to crack down on crime is off to a solid start. WBFO & AM-970's caught up with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown about the new police "Strike Force".
The mayor says he is pleased with the collaborative effort that has created a new crime fighting tool. Buffalo Police are now teaming with 40 members of the Erie County Sheriff's Department and New York State Troopers.
"Strike Force is going extremely well. It's been in operation for a little over a week now," Brown said.