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Past articles by Melissa:

Where has the sun been this January?

Going back 30 days, there have been only 3 days that have featured some sun. → Read More

Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder will return to Buffalo for charity event

Because of his love for Buffalo, Ian Somerhalder is hosting an event Monday, Dec. 12, with 100% of the proceeds going to Oishei Children's Hospital. → Read More

Selfless Among Us: Dr. Nick Hopkins- Neurosurgeon & Renegade

Hopkins' bold ideas created a paradigm shift in the treatment of stroke, and his leadership has left a lasting legacy. → Read More

Good Neighbors: 2 firefighters in Amherst recognized for over 50 years of volunteer service

On Recruit NY weekend, two volunteers in Amherst each celebrated more than a half century of selfless service. → Read More

Tonawanda family receives help from West Herr after losing home in fire

Jose Negron and Erika Reid were renting their home when it went up in flames on Valentine's Day. → Read More

Good Neighbors: Random Reads collects used books, donates surprise book bundles to WNYers

"I always joke we're a lot sloppier than a library because we don't use the Dewey Decimal System," joked the Amherst mom who started Random Reads. → Read More

Good Neighbors: Lew-Port Student holds concert to support classmate being bullied

When a Lew-Port 7th grader saw a classmate being bullied, she didn't want to stand idly by. She stood up to the bullies, by using her voice- her singing voice. → Read More

Queen of Heaven Carnival weekend continues

After being cancelled last year, the carnival in West Seneca is back as an unrestricted, non-ticketed event, giving tens of thousands visitors reason to celebrate. → Read More

Good Neighbors: Noah's help for the homeless

"I just don't like people suffering," said Grand Island 11-year-old Noah Borzellere, who collected items to donate to families transitioning out of homelessness. → Read More

Kim Vaillancourt, mother of 6, dies after battle with brain cancer

The Town of Tonawanda mother inspired Western New Yorkers with her faith, courage and hope throughout the more than five years she fought glioblastoma. → Read More

Good Neighbors: It Takes a Tribe

Many people know of JC Seneca, the businessman & philanthropist. But this week's "Good Neighbor" is his wife, Nicole, who founded a charity to help children in need. → Read More

Good Neighbors: Two food drives Saturday to help struggling WNY families

Sweet Home High School students and staff, and 6-year-old Camryn Sireika of Lackawanna, are holding food drives to put a dent in the problem of food insecurity. → Read More

Sacred Heart's varsity basketball coach returns to the sidelines after devastating motorcycle crash

"Maybe I still haven't found my purpose yet and I'm going to find my purpose through this accident," said coach Carrie Owens who is still recovering from a crash. → Read More

Good Neighbors: Canisius HS freshman aims to raise $50,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Petros Kollidas, a 14-year-old high school freshman, has the ambitious goal of raising $50,000 in just 7 weeks to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. → Read More

Blood drive and fundraiser this weekend in honor of Buffalo woman who died during childbirth

Alison Waclawek died in 2019 of an Amniotic Fluid Embolism during childbirth. Her husband and friends are holding a blood drive to keep her memory alive. → Read More

Good Neighbors: Niagara University student is activist on and off campus

Matthew McKenzie works to ensure a diverse and inclusive campus environment, while also volunteering to help the less fortunate in the city of Niagara Falls. → Read More

Kim Vaillancourt asking for prayers as she stops brain cancer treatments

In a statement released Thursday night, the Vaillancourt family said the cancer is growing quickly and Kim doesn't have much time left. → Read More

Hamburg teen's lemonade stand helps NICU that saved her life

Grace Koncikowski isn't letting the pandemic stop her from holding her annual lemonade sale to benefit Mercy Hospital of Buffalo's NICU department. → Read More

Simple (and cheap) expert tips for creating a home learning space

Creating a structured home school space for your kids doesn’t need to be time-consuming & expensive. A WNY home organizing pro offers 3 tips for a productive space. → Read More

WNY volunteer fire departments struggle to recruit during pandemic

First responders face more challenges during the pandemic, but working from home also creates more flexibility for volunteer firefighters. → Read More