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Fall foliage: Chilly nights in Northeast set stage for striking display
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
AccuWeather reports, with the start of fall this week, lows across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast have plummeted into the 30s and 40s at times, providing a sufficient cold blast to encourage the emergence of vibrant colors in autumn leaves.
'The Biggest Loser: Glory Days': Trainers eat junk food when teams answer quiz questions incorrectly
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
It's a "Biggest Loser"-style double-header this week as contestants compete in two challenges to gain weigh-in advantages. But it's the trainers who pay the price when they have to eat junk food every time their respective teams answers a nutrition quiz incorrectly.
National Grid offers tips for emergency preparedness
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
The northeast U.S. has experienced unprecedented severe weather over the past several years and National Grid wants to remind customers to plan ahead, be prepared and stay safe in the event of an emergency.
Fire at Norampac
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
A massive, smoky fire at a containerboard factory in Niagara Falls on Saturday brought multiple volunteer fire departments to assist city firefighters in battling persistent flames.
DEC announces release of pheasants for 2014 hunting season
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 01:35 pm
Approximately 30,000 adult pheasants will be released on lands open to public hunting for the upcoming fall pheasant hunting season.
Watch beginning of 'Once Upon a Time' early
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 01:15 pm
In an unprecedented move for Disney/ABC Television Group's WATCH services, the first act of Sunday's anticipated premiere of "Once Upon a Time, " featuring the chilly debut of Elsa from Disney's "Frozen," is live now for authenticated viewers on WATCH ABC, WATCH Disney Channel and WATCH ABC Family.
Kara Dudley to appear on 'Steve Harvey Show'
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 01:10 pm
Grand Island native Kara Dudley, 22, aka as the girl who accidentally photobombed Victoria Secret model Karlie Kloss, will appear on "The Steve Harvey Show" Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. on Channel 2 (NBC), to discuss her photoboming.
Oktoberfest brings a touch of 'Old Bavaria' to Niagara County Oct. 18
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Niagara History Center Saturday, Oct. 18. This year, organizers are headed to Wrights Corners Fire Co., 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport. From 6-10 p.m., guests can enjoy the very best in Bavarian food and music.
Buffalo Sabres return 9 players to junior clubs
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have returned nine players to their respective junior clubs.
Genesee Community College hosts 7th annual fall nursing fair
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
More than 20 of the area's top health care employers and four-year universities will attend Genesee Community College's seventh annual fall nursing job and transfer fair Thursday, Oct. 9, to explore career and educational opportunities.
Buffalo Sabres: Traffic reminders for First Niagara Center
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
In anticipation of the first home preseason games of the 2014-15 season, the Buffalo Sabres are reminding fans about the limited traffic patterns surrounding First Niagara Center due to the construction of HARBORCENTER.
Niagara University named to Victory Media's 2015 'Military Friendly Schools' list
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
Niagara University has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.
DePaul to partner with Niagara Falls Memorial to provide supported housing to 'Health Home' clients
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
Living Opportunities of DePaul Inc. has been awarded a renewable $400,000 annual New York State Department of Health grant to provide supported housing for 40 people who receive care management services from the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center "Health Home."
Buffalo History Museum announces Tim Russert exhibit grand opening
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo History Museum has announced the grand opening of "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If it's Sunday, it's 'Meet the Press' " on "M&T Third Friday," Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. Congressional correspondent for NBC News, Luke Russert, Tim's son, will be in attendance and the opening's honored guest.
Schneiderman announces arrest of two nursing home employees on charges they neglected disabled resident
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:45 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest of two employees of Erie County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility (now known as Terrace View Long Term Care Facility) in Buffalo, following an investigation into their treatment of a nursing home resident.
2014 J. Warren Perry Lecture to address vaping and e-cigarettes
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:00 pm
Lynn Kozlowski, Ph.D., former dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, will present the school's 26th annual J. Warren Perry Distinguished Lecture Thursday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m., in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall, UB South Campus.
Niagara Power Project traveler advisory
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 11:45 am
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced the construction of the Interstate 190 southbound bridge over the Niagara Power Project, in the towns of Lewiston and Niagara, has been completed.
NYPA fishing pier, shuttle service at Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Plant not available Friday
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:20 pm
The New York Power Authority shuttle service, free fishing pier and fish cleaning station at the base of its Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant will be unavailable Friday.
Higgins joins DeLauro to introduce bill increasing funding for National Institutes of Health
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro in introducing H.R. 5580, the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act. This legislation will incrementally increase funding for the National Institutes of Health over the next seven years. The DeLauro-Higgins bill is the House companion of S.2658 introduced by Sen. Harkin, a longstanding champion of NIH funding.
Hulu announces direct-to-series order for '11/22/63'
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
"On Nov. 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas. President Kennedy was killed, and the world changed. What if you could change it back?" Hulu is about to take viewers on a journey to find out in "11/22/63," a new original series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, author Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council supports new funding programs
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council met today and heard presentations regarding two new programs: the Western Region Corporation Downtown Revitalization Program and WNYREDC Agriculture Development Fund. Both are now accepting applications.
Hospice Run overtakes Center Street in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
More than 2,000 Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice 5K Dash/Walk participants hit the pavement in Lewiston on Saturday, creating quite a view from Artpark all the way to Porter on the Lake, where finishers vied for cash prizes and trophies.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Blue & Gold Carpet' event returns Sept. 26
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will roll out the "Blue & Gold Carpet" before the team's preseason game this Friday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Fans will be able to see their favorite Sabres arrive at First Niagara Center and walk down the special blue and gold carpet before they hit the ice for the 7 p.m. game.
Dunkin' Donuts' Rainforest Alliance-certified dark roast blend now available
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:00 pm
Dunkin' Donuts' famous coffee lineup has a bold new addition as of today, as the brand's new Rainforest Alliance-certified dark roast coffee is now available at Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue dogs to attend NYPA Wildlife Festival
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 12:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. this Saturday, and Sunday as part of the New York Power Authority Wildlife Festival. HON will be located outside on "Dog Island." Volunteers invite the public to come meet Libby, Patches, Pluto and Tulip.
Mighty Niagara winners
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:50 am
Former Youngstown resident Matthew Glynn was the overall winner with a time of 1.17.06. The first female runner, Mindie Sawtelle, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, was fourth overall with a time of 1.21.10.
Sabres season ticketholders can donate CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game tickets to nonprofits
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans that will allow season-ticketholders to donate their tickets for the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game to local not-for-profit organizations.
Mutua to step down as dean of the UB Law School
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau Mutua is stepping down as dean, effective Dec. 19, after a seven-year tenure in which he introduced new law school programs in response to the changing legal marketplace, hired 22 new faculty, and led the school to its most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history.
A.G. Schneiderman issues consumer alert on ticket scams ahead of Derek Jeter's final games
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued tips to help consumers avoid potential scams ahead of Derek Jeter's final Major League Baseball games.
Key unites operations across New York into single cohesive region
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
KeyBank has announced it united the operations of its Western New York region, comprised of its Buffalo and Rochester markets, and its Eastern New York region, comprised of its Central New York, Capital Region and Hudson Valley markets, to form a new, single New York region.

Gary Quenneville, the current regional sales executive for the Western New York region, will lead the newly unified New York region. The new region has more than 3,000 employees covering 40 counties across the state, 232 branches, a technology center (Albany) and a contact center (Buffalo).

Jesse Metcalf, Anthony Anderson, Paula Deen and Big & Rich are guests on 'The Chew'
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 01:05 pm
"The Chew" welcomes Jesse Metcalf ("Dallas"); Anthony Anderson ("Black-ish"); celebrity chef Paula Deen and country music duo Big & Rich ("Gravity") during the week of Sept. 22-26.
NBC announces partnership with Nissan as exclusive auto sponsor of 'The Voice'
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 01:05 pm
NBC and Nissan's partnership will drive excitement, integration and unprecedented access for "The Voice" fans, extending across platforms through every phase of the show. It will include custom content featuring current season seven artists on-air, through social media and online via NBC.com.
Niagara Catholic High School announces new additions
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 01:05 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced four new additions to its staff this academic year: head boys basketball coach Giulio Colangelo, boys soccer coach Dave Socha, director of special events Kim Zenger and director of admissions and public relations Amanda Konopa.
Tickets available for 'Polar Bites,' pre-party
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 09:15 am
Tickets are now available for "Polar Bites 2015," a fundraising event benefitting the Buffalo Zoo. The popular wintertime event, presented by the Pro Zoo board, will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Tickets also will be available for purchase at the "Polar Bites" pre-party taking place Thursday, Sept. 25.

Poll results: Lewiston residents overwhelmingly support keeping Lewiston Police Department
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 08:00 am
Message received.

In a recent poll on the Niagara Frontier Publications website, 95 percent of Lewiston residents ages 18 and older voted in favor of retaining the Lewiston Police Department.

Village of Lewiston Clerk Anne Welch retiring at month's end
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:05 am
The gatekeeper of all Village of Lewiston information is about to shut the door on a career that has spanned parts of four decades. Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch is retiring at the end of this month.
Senior health care topic of NYS Women
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women Inc. invites the public to hear Amy Boies-Riek at its Tuesday, Sept. 23, dinner meeting at Pane's Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.
Angel to Apple hosts 'Re-Construct Your Wardrobe' promotion
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique invites customers to stop by its "Re-Construction Zone" now through Friday, Sept. 26, and jump-start their fall fashions.
Beth Ceretto announces candidacy for Lewiston Town Board
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Lifelong Lewiston resident Beth Ceretto this week announced her candidacy for the Lewiston Town Board, vowing to "work toward the greater harmony needed to move Lewiston forward."
Carl Paladino speaks to Lew-Port students, comments on Center Street property
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Carl Paladino was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Lew-Port Academy of International Business & Finance "Blender" inside the Niagara Falls Country Club.