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Wanted: A loving, safe home for DeeDee
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Some stories are told in words. DeeDee's story is told in her scars.

DeeDee, a chocolate brown pit bull mix with white markings, was rescued Dec. 2 by Lauren Zaninovich, SPCA supervisor for adoptions/admissions, who also works as the cruelty dispatcher and a rescue driver.

Niagara Falls Bridge Commission announces appointment
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:15 pm
The commissioners of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission have announced the appointment of Linda McAusland to the board of commissioners, effective immediately. The addition of McAusland fills a vacant seat on the eight-person board, which is made up of four residents of the U.S., and four residents of Canada.
Collins honors victims, commends families on 5th anniversary of Flight 3407 crash
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about the fifth anniversary of the crash of Flight 3407 and to honor the victims and their families.
National Fuels warns extreme cold to impact heating costs
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:10 pm
An early start to the winter heating season, coupled with sustained cold weather in January, has National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. urging consumers to consider budget billing to spread out heating bill balances over 12 months and to check to see if they qualify for available payment assistance programs.

Without question, this winter has been cold. The month of November was 11. 7 percent colder than normal, December was 5.4 percent colder, and January was 11.7 percent colder than normal. When compared to last year, January 2014 was a staggering 29 percent colder than 2013.

American Legion New York state commander and auxiliary president visit Niagara County
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:10 pm
The Niagara County American Legion Organization will host a joint visitation by State Commander Kenneth Governor, Auxiliary President Barbara Corker and Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander John P. Chang on Saturday, March 1.
Maziarz and Grisanti release joint letter in support of keeping St. Francis of Assisi open
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:00 pm
On Wednesday, State Sen. George Maziarz and State Sen. Mark Grisanti released a joint letter to The Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., in support of keeping St. Francis of Assisi open.
Higgins recognizes work of families of Flight 3407 on anniversary of crash
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor Tuesday to honor the contributions of the families of Flight 3407 in enacting landmark safety reforms in the wake of the tragic crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Western New York on Feb. 12, 2009.

Higgins, and the entire Western New York congressional delegation, has fought along with the families of Flight 3407 since 2009 to secure passage of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010, and ensure the release and enactment of final rules on pilot qualifications and flight and duty times.

Learn about 'Pontiac's War on the Niagara Frontier'
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:35 pm
"Pontiac's War on the Niagara Frontier" is an illustrated presentation that explores the little-known conflict of 1763-64, when Native American nations rose up against English forts and settlements throughout the Great Lakes.
Congressman Higgins, Buffalo History Museum announce homecoming for Tim Russert exhibit
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and The Buffalo History Museum Executive Director Melissa Brown have announced plans to relocate the "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If It's Sunday, It's 'Meet the Press' " exhibit currently at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to The Buffalo History Museum in Western New York.

"I am honored to be a part of the effort to bring a very personal piece of Tim Russert's life and work home to Buffalo," Higgins said. "We are thankful to the Russert family and commend the great cooperation between The Buffalo History Museum and Newseum to make this all happen. Tim and the Buffalo community always shared a unique love and respect for one another, and with this move that bond lives on."

'Think Fair Thoughts!' campaign to countdown 175 days until 175th Erie County Fair
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:25 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society has created a countdown until the gates open for the 175th Erie County Fair, Aug. 6-17, with a "Think Fair Thoughts" marketing campaign.

"Only 175 days will separate Western New York from the food, rides, shows, blue ribbons and livestock the fair brings," said Jessica Underberg, assistant fair manager. "Although snow covers the grounds and temperatures hover in the single digits, we invite fairgoers to think of hot August days filled with friends, family and fun at the fair."

Daemen lecture series to launch with Higgins, Cantor
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:25 pm
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Congressman Brian Higgins will be the first featured speakers in the newly established Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, which will bring top government and public officials to campus to share their unique perspective on critical state, national and international issues.
Ceretto meets with North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto met with North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt at the Capitol on the New York Conference of Mayor's annual Winter Legislative Meeting. Ceretto and Ortt talked about local issues in North Tonawanda that affect their constituents and actions the state can take to help North Tonawanda lower its costs and deliver better services.
Chamber to host 'Business Blender' networking event Feb. 20
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 12:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a "Business Blender" Thursday, Feb. 20, at Bistro at the Old Fort Inn - also known as Jaguar at the Bistro - located at 110 Main St., Youngstown.
Allstate offers tips for stranded motorists
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 12:40 pm
Many hazards come with winter driving, but the possibility of being stranded may be one of the worst. If you get stranded while driving, here are some tips from Allstate geared at helping you survive:
2014 WNY Boat Show to be held at Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Marine Trades Association of WNY has announced the 2014 WNY Boat Show will once again be held at The Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse. Buffalo's premier boat dealers will present brand-new product, from cruisers and pontoon boats to wakeboarding and fishing boats, personal watercraft and much more.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Business, Food Expo slated for March
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 04:30 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business & Food Expo at Byblos Niagara, 100 Whitehaven Road, on March 22 and 23.
WNED-TV offers sneak peek into 2014 Shaw Festival season
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:10 pm
WNED-TV takes an inside look at the Shaw Festival's upcoming season in "Shaw Festival 2014 Season Preview" airing Friday, Feb. 21, at 9:30 p.m. Anthony Chase, co-host of WBFO's "Theatre Talk," sits down with the Shaw Festival's artistic director, Jackie Maxwell, and executive director, Elaine Calder, for a preview of the 2014 season's playbill of 10 productions.
Memorial Medical Center health home roster hits 1,000
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center health home roster has topped the 1,000 person mark.
Niagara County Department of Health: free breast and cervical cancer screening, colon cancer risk assessments, in-home screening kits
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Throughout the month of March, free colon cancer risk assessments and in-home screening kits will be available for qualified men and women ages 50 through 64, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at area locations.
Mount St. Mary's to host open house 'Safari' Feb. 19
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host an open house "Safari" Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3-7 p.m. The event will feature tours of facilities and departments, displays, health information, raffle prizes and free food and refreshments. The entire event is free.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops now accepting scholarship applications
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which supports local high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries. The scholarship awards up to five winners with $1,000 each to be applied toward college education.
Gov. Cuomo announces post-production gains creating economic opportunity in New York
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has released new data showing post-production business is booming in New York state as the industry continues to experience significant growth one-and-a-half years after the strengthened and expanded post-production tax credit program was signed into law.

The data, compiled by the Post New York Alliance, shows a major increase in new, permanent post-production jobs since July 2012, resulting in the creation of more than 240 new jobs - with more than 70 jobs created in the past six months alone. This new post-production business is expected to lead to nearly $100 million in new spending in the state.

The Fresh Air Fund awards local volunteers at annual conference
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Cheryl Flick, Nanette Rung, Christina Carter, Jennifer Kreutz-Castro, Chris Tedesco, and Marci Kramer were recently presented with the "Volunteer Team of the Year" award at the 2014 Fresh Air Fund Volunteer Leadership Conference.
Pet travel on a budget
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
Cabin fever is upon us, so we are taking time to make those fun vacation plans for the whole family - including our furry best friends.
State Parks needs lifeguards
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced there are four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2014 season.
Youth can enter 2nd annual Niagara County Fair logo contest
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has announced its second annual Niagara County Fair logo contest.
Ceretto meets with Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, met Monday with Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano in his Albany office. Collesano was in Albany for the New York Conference of Mayor's annual Winter Legislative Meeting.
More than 100 million Americans have already watched Sochi Olympics on NBCUniversal
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 07:25 pm
More than 100 million Americans have watched the Sochi Winter Games on the networks of NBCUniversal, according to fast cumulative data provided by The Nielsen Co.

Through Saturday, 106.5 million Americans - more than one-third of the U.S. population - have watched the 2014 Sochi Games on NBCUniversal networks NBC, NBCSN and MSNBC.

Global Spectrum opens submission process for Canalside event programming
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 07:25 pm
Global Spectrum, the company managing Canalside's revitalized regional destination and entertainment district on the Buffalo waterfront, is opening the submission process for interested event planners, current and new, that wish to program special events at the facility for the 2014 calendar year.
Catholic Academy students make donation to Community Missions
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 02:35 pm
Mary Beth Smiths' fourth-grade class from Catholic Academy visited Community Missions recently to donate baby items and funds from the school's walk-a-thon.
How do polar bears stay warm? Research finds an answer in their genes
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 01:15 pm
In the winter, brown and black bears go into hibernation to conserve energy and keep warm.

But things are different for their Arctic relative, the polar bear. Within this high-latitude species, only pregnant females den up for the colder months.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board moving forward on South Aud Block Plans
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 11:15 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and moved forward on plans to redevelop the South Aud Block at Canalside in Buffalo by entering into contracts with Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn, a Perkins Eastman Company, and Fontanese Folts Aurbrecht Ernst for architectural and engineering services.
Local Doodle Bugs! supports New York Special Olympics Athletes
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
While the Winter Olympic Games are happening in Sochi, Russia, classes at Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers are supporting another group of athletes gearing up to compete here in Western New York.
Achieve a healthy glow without tanning beds: Tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
As the temperature drops and winter lingers, people are seeking ways to warm up their dull winter skin. Taking a note from Hollywood A-listers, many are abandoning the fake-baked looks achieved from UV tanning in favor of a more natural glow.
Table set for Dr. Praetzel's final 'Toast of the Town' as dean
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
"Toast of the Town," an annual fundraiser for Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo, 595 Delaware Ave.
4th annual E-Scrap 4 Camp fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:50 am
Sunnking Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, has created a program called "E-Scrap 4 Camp." This program facilitates the recycling of old electronics from participating local businesses to generate funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times.
Burning genealogy questions? This might help
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:30 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will present the free program "At Last! Answers for My Burning Genealogy Questions!" at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Buffalo Mass Mob group brings attention to struggling historic churches in Buffalo
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:30 am
Buffalo Mass Mob has announced voting for its third Mass mob in underway. The first two mobs were at St. Adalbert Basilica on Nov. 2, 2013, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Jan. 12.
25.1 million viewers for NBC's primetime Olympic telecast Saturday
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:15 am
NBC's primetime Olympics telecast on Saturday (8-11:06 p.m. ET) averaged 25.1 million viewers and a 13.9 household rating/24 share - up 8 percent and percent, respectively, from the opening Saturday of the last European Winter Olympics (23.2 million viewers and 13.5 household rating/23 share for Torino in 2006), according to live plus same day fast national data released Sunday by The Nielsen Company.
'Irv, Rick, and Tom!': A 'Giant' historic reunion with hosts Linda Pellegrino and John Di Sciullo at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:00 am
On Friday, March 21, "Giants of Buffalo: Television" will feature the legendary WKBW Channel 7 TV news team Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls.
 


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