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His contributions to Buffalo are significant. Yet few people recognize the name John Brent. Now, the story of his life is being showcased at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

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There has been growing concern about the harmful effects of microplastics in waterways, and a local tourist attraction is inviting people to learn more about how they are affecting the Great Lakes.

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A local group that promotes affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization has a voice at the Paris climate conference.

Local advocacy groups have partnered to try to end chronic homelessness in Buffalo, which they say it down significantly in recent years.

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Are you warm right now? Do you have your very own home or apartment to lay your head tonight? Is your refrigerator well-stocked with holiday delicacies?

Opera Sacra

The curtain will fall this weekend on a 40-year theatrical enterprise that bills itself as the longest continually-producing opera company in Western New York.

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With the recent spotlight shifting to the debate over accepting refugees from places like Syria, some Western New Yorkers gathered Thursday to send a message of peace.

A high wind warning is in effect for all of Western New York. Wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are expected both Thursday and Friday.

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Veterans Day comes once a year, but a new online resource introduced by Forest Lawn Cemetery aims to honor fallen veterans throughout the year.

Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York recently opened a new center in Batavia. One–Stop is a non-profit agency whose goal is to provide empowerment, support local veterans in meeting their life goals, and aid in their transition into civilian life. 

The Batavia location will serve veterans in Wyoming and Genesee counties. Combined with a center in Erie County, the program services veterans from all eight counties of Western New York.

Director of Engagement Alex Lauer said most veterans want the opportunity to apply their military skills to civilian life.

University at Buffalo

When the University at Buffalo became a clinical center that focused on examining and preventing major illnesses among women over 50 years of age back in the early 1990s, it was one of only 16 centers in the country.

'Tis the season to be terrified. Many people shell out good money to scream at the top of their lungs at this time of year. WBFO's Brian Meyer takes a closer look at a Halloween ritual.

Visit Buffalo Niagara has created a new campaign called “Bring It Home Buffalo” which focuses on the three Rs. Not reduce, reuse, recycle but rather revitalization, rebirth and resurgence.

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Cattaraugus County could soon become the latest community to ban personal care products containing microbeads. The tiny plastic beads can pass through sewage treatment plants and into open water. They have been found in fish that have been used for human consumption.

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Pope Francis’ message to the United States is being brought home by Bishop Richard Malone.

Letchworth State Park celebrated Native American and Pioneer Heritage Day on Saturday with a “pow wow” at its Trailside Lodge.

The event featured historic performances, a Native American storyteller, dancing, and hands-on activities.

Historic Site Manager Brian Scriven said the intent is to make the day feel as similar to the past as possible.

“What we try to do is educate the public on the cultures of both the Native Americans and the Pioneers and how they interacted during the time, and some of the crafts and stuff that they would have,” said Scriven.

Make-A-Wish of Western New York has granted wishes to children with life-threatening diseases since 1992. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown commemorated the organization Tuesday by proclaiming September 15-21 “Make-A-Wish of Western New York Week.”

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Can the thumping “Chip Strip” become Buffalo’s next thriving neighborhood?