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'So You Think You Can Dance' top 20 finalists revealed
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:35 am
Wednesday night, after thousands of auditions by the best dancers around the nation, and the grueling, week-long callbacks round, the top 20 finalists on season 11 of "So You Think You Can Dance" were revealed.
Ceretto, Cuomo, Maziarz, Dyster to co-host citizen preparedness training program
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:20 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, State Sen. George Maziarz and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster will co-host a citizen preparedness training program Saturday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Zoo celebrates a baby boom
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:20 am
A variety of new baby animals were born at the Buffalo Zoo this season. Visitors to the Buffalo Zoo will be able to see more baby animals now than the zoo usually has on exhibit at one time.
Baby monkey from Buffalo Zoo is hand-raised in Des Moines
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:20 am
A baby Japanese macaque who was abandoned by his mother at the Buffalo Zoo is being hand-raised by keepers at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa.

The baby, named Nikko, was born June 5 at the Buffalo Zoo. Shortly after his birth, keepers noticed that his mother, 6-year-old Yuki, was not holding him. This indicated the first-time mom may not be caring for her newborn properly. Keeper staff retrieved the baby to warm him and give him fluids, and make sure he was healthy. After multiple attempts to reunite mother and baby, zoo staff determined the baby's best chance at survival was to be hand-raised.

'ArTunes' summer concert series returns July 9
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
The second concert of the Thursday night "ArTunes" concert series will be held Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m., inside the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center Street in Lewiston). The featured act is Callahan, Daly and Jones performing folk, bluegrass and Americana.
Congressman Collins pleased with passage of legislation to improve newborn screening
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, released the following statement Wednesday on passage of H.R. 1281, Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act:
Daemen to celebrate Rosary Hall's 'Historic Landmark' designation
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
Daemen College's Rosary Hall, recognized for its Italian Renaissance Revival architecture, and designed by one of most prominent Buffalo architects of the early 20th century, will be officially designated a "Historic Landmark" at 3 p.m. July 1.

The college will host a celebration in Rosary Hall in honor of this distinguished designation by the Amherst Historic Preservation Commission. Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Amherst Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette, commission representatives, and members of the college community are expected to be in attendance.

"We are honored to have Rosary Hall receive 'Historic Landmark' status in Amherst, which has been home to the Daemen campus since it was founded," Olson said.

Niagara Catholic High School celebrates 'Green Day'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School community recently celebrated "Green Day" on the school's campus, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls. The event was the brainchild of student and event coordinator Jeana Franjoine, who will be a senior at NC in September.
Ceretto joins Cuomo at signing of anti-heroin bills
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
Earlier this week, Assemblyman John Ceretto joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he officially signed legislation that combats the rising scourge of heroin addiction in New York.
Dunkin' Brands names Jeff Miller as executive chef, vice president of product innovation
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:50 am
Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has announced Buffalo native Jeff Miller as the company's new executive chef and vice president of product innovation.
Niagara Falls firefighters share top state honor for Niagara Falls river rescue
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:50 am
Two members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department who jumped into the raging Niagara River to rescue a distraught man seconds before going over the falls were named co-firefighters of the year Wednesday by the statewide association representing professional firefighters.
Skin Cancer Foundation offers summer sun protection tips for the whole family
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:50 am
Summer is here, which means families will spend more time outdoors. During these months, the sun's rays tend to be extremely strong, making proper sun protection essential.
U.S. Olympians Lolo Jones, Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt headline USA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:50 am
NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network present live coverage of the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships this weekend, beginning Friday, June 27, at 10 p.m. on NBCSN.
NAMI meetings for July
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:50 am
The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County monthly educational meeting for families of people living with mental illness will held Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst.
New Voice Club of the Niagara Frontier Hosts International Association of Laryngectomees
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:35 am
More than 300 cancer survivors, friends, family and medical personnel are expected to attend the annual meeting of the International Association of Laryngectomees, hosted by the New Voice Club of the Niagara Frontier, now through June 29 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.
Higgins recognizes June as Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month on House Floor
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 08:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke from the House Floor this week to recognize June as Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Higgins urged his colleagues to support H.R. 1507, the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act, and to also ensure a strong funding commitment for research to find a cure.
Veterans, active duty, reservist military invited to eat free at TA, Petro Stopping Centers on Independence Day
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 07:00 am
TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, invites all active duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service to enjoy a complimentary meal on Independence Day, Friday, July 4, at any participating TA or Petro sit-down restaurants nationwide.
Thousands enjoy Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival, featuring a diverse collection of WNY artists, musicians, vendors and happenings, with the purpose of promoting the city and fostering economic growth.
Schneiderman releases consumer alert on five common phone scams targeting senior citizens
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:50 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert on five common telephone scams targeting senior citizens.
Colbie Caillat, Johnny Mathis perform at Seneca Niagara
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:10 pm
September will be a month for singer-songwriters at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, as Colbie Caillat and Johnny Mathis are booked to perform inside the 2,400-seat Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls.
NBCSN to air coverage of 2014 NHL Awards, 2014 NHL Draft this week
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:00 pm
NBCSN will present live coverage of the 2014 NHL Awards and 2014 NHL Draft this week, as the NHL honors the top performers from the 2013-14 season in Las Vegas, and all 30 teams look toward the future in hopes of drafting the next NHL superstar.
TBS to celebrate 25th anniversary of Seinfeld with week of 25 best episodes
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:00 pm
TBS will celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Seinfeld" - considered by many television critics to be the funniest sitcom ever created - with an entire week featuring the 25 most popular and acclaimed episodes.
Christina Perri 'The Head or Heart Tour' comes to Buffalo
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Christina Perri will perform live Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
TNT's ratings hot streak continues with 7.4 million viewers for 'The Last Ship'
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 12:55 pm
TNT continued its ratings hot streak Sunday night with the premiere of the action-adventure series "The Last Ship" and the return of the epic alien-invasion drama "Falling Skies."
'Spark' Awards tomorrow
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 11:00 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York presents its inaugural "Spark" Cultural Awards inside the Hotel @ The Lafayette (third and fourth floor ballrooms) Wednesday, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (awards start at 6:30 p.m.).
'Introduction to Family Child Care' scheduled
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:45 am
An "Introduction to Family Child Care" for those interested in becoming registered family child care providers will be held June 26, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Niagara Community Action Program Inc., 1521 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Best birthday ever: IHOP celebrates 56 years by offering a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for 56 cents
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:45 am
For one day only - Tuesday, July 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - participating IHOP restaurants will offer their world-famous buttermilk pancakes for less than they cost on opening day in 1958.
Buffalo Sabres Golf Tournament scheduled for Sept. 16
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:45 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the annual Buffalo Sabres Golf Tournament will take place Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Wanakah Country Club in Hamburg. Registration for the tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Syfy travels into vast dimension of imagination with annual July 4 'Twilight Zone' marathon
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:45 am
Syfy will celebrate America's birthday by transporting viewers into the middle ground between science and superstition for its annual Independence Day marathon of "The Twilight Zone."
15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake sets sail July 11
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:40 am
Registration is still open for the 15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, to be held July 11, rain or shine. The event will take place at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club.
Buffalo Museum of Science to open 'Mysteries of The Unseen World'
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:15 am
A new 3D film adventure takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible.
'American Idol XIV': Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr., host Ryan Seacrest return
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 10:50 pm
Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will return as judges, and Ryan Seacrest will host "American Idol" for its 14th season.
Tim Duncan from 2014 NBA champion San Antonio Spurs to visit 'Late Show with David Letterman' Tuesday
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 08:05 pm
Tim Duncan celebrates the San Antonio Spurs' fifth NBA Championship title when he visits the "Late Show with David Letterman," Tuesday, June 24 (11:35 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network. This will be his first talk show interview since the team's victory.
Hasek leads Hockey Hall of Fame 2014 inductees
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 08:05 pm
Pat Quinn, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and John Davidson, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection committee, announced today that four individuals have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the player category, including former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek.
Higgins: HHS consideration of Grand Island hotel for unaccompanied minors is off the table
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Monday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has withdrawn consideration for the Byblos Niagara Resort in Grand Island for its unaccompanied children effort.
Higgins, Kulpa announce plan to maintain Social Security services in Williamsville
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa announced a plan to preserve access to Social Security services for residents in northern Erie County. Under an agreement with the Village of Williamsville, residents will be able to connect with Social Security Administration caseworkers directly from Village Hall.
Marnie LaVigne named CEO of Launch NY
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 05:15 pm
Marnie LaVigne, who has guided University at Buffalo economic development efforts since 2005, including helping UB and its partners establish Buffalo's life sciences sector, has been named CEO of Launch NY.

LaVigne, Ph.D., associate vice president for economic development at UB, will end her tenure at UB and assume leadership of Launch NY in July. One of the founders of Launch NY and a member of its board, LaVigne will focus her efforts in the CEO role on repositioning the young nonprofit organization to coordinate with evolving economic development efforts that target entrepreneurship as a key to the region's economic future and job market.

Reminder: Canalside hosts meeting for micro-enterprises and minority, women-owned businesses and organizations
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 05:15 pm
Global Spectrum, the management company operating Canalside, is hosting a meeting to better acquaint micro-enterprises, as well as minority and women-owned corporations, organizations and vendors, with opportunities to do business at Buffalo's waterfront destination.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $625,000 in funding for WNY projects
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 05:00 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board today recommended $625,000 in funding to two Western New York enterprises: Praxair Inc. and the Niagara Falls International Airport Stakeholders Group Inc. In total, the latest projects recommended for funding awards are expected to create 22 jobs, result in investments by project applicants of nearly $39 million, and ensure the long-term economic success of entities in Niagara County.
Schneiderman announces Election Day hotline to help ensure access for voters across state during 2014 election cycle
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 04:50 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced an Election Day hotline to help ensure minority-language voters, people with disabilities and all eligible voters are able to cast an effective ballot during the June 24 federal primary election.
 


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