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Niagara County Department of Health plans disaster animal sheltering exercise with free microchipping
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
The Department of Homeland Security requires county emergency management plans to demonstrate animal management capabilities in disasters. Specific capabilities include emergency animal sheltering, and animal identification and tracking mechanisms to minimize the time and economic resources expended in the animal-owner reunification process in disasters.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2014 inductees
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
The president of VH1, a legendary punk rocker, a guitar-picking rock critic and a bevy of horn players will be among the Class of 2014 inductees entering the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
Collins helps secure $176,703 in grants for two local fire companies
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $176,703 in federal funding for two local fire companies: Naples Fire Department in Livingston County, and Rapids Fire Co. in the Town of Lockport. The grants were allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is designed to help fire responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

"Providing the necessary funding for our first responders is an excellent use of federal resources," Collins said.

Time Warner Cable deploys AMBER Alert to cable technicians
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
Time Warner Cable has announced that all of its 18,000 cable technicians around the country have been deployed with technology that allows them to receive AMBER Alerts when they are in the area of an active alert, and training to be vigilant and contact law enforcement if they see the abducted child.
NTCC partners with City of Niagara Falls to implement multilingual signage for international visitors
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has partnered with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Police Department to implement multilingual signage throughout the city in an effort to provide a friendly reminder to international visitors to keep their valuables in check while vacationing to the region.
Boys of Summer headline corvette cruise-in on Old Falls Street
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
The corvettes are coming! The corvettes are coming! Old Falls Street is welcoming the Corvettes of Buffalo during the group's 10th annual caravan weekend, this Saturday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Only six remain on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Rudy Abreu and Tanisha Belnap were eliminated Wednesday on "So You Think You Can Dance," after America's vote was revealed.
Higgins presents Congressional Award medals to three local students
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently presented three local students with the Congressional Award Medal.
Sevenson drivers honored for safety behind the wheel
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. of Niagara Falls has honored four of its tractor-trailer drivers for a combined 1.2 million miles of safe driving.
'NBCSN Sunday Sports Report' debuts Sunday
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
NBC Sports Group will debut "NBCSN Sunday Sports Report," a weekly one-hour program that will showcase the news and highlights of the sports properties that primarily air on NBC and NBCSN, this Sunday, Aug. 17, at 11:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
Ceretto applauds extension of public comment period on CWM expansion
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto applauded the decision of the state Department of Environmental Conservation to extend the public comment period on the proposed expansion of the CWM landfill by 45 days to Oct. 20. Ceretto sent a letter to the DEC commissioner asking for this extension to be granted.
Public comment period on CWM landfill proceeding extended to Oct. 20
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
The facility siting board and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens extended the public comment period by 45 days for Chemical Waste Management's application to construct and operate a new landfill at the company's existing facility in the towns of Porter and Lewiston due to extensive public interest and requests for additional time to comment on the permit application.
Niagara University professor appointed secretary treasurer of AIS special interest group
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
Dr. Anna McNab, assistant professor of management at Niagara University, has been appointed secretary treasurer of AIS SIGHCI, the special interest group on human-computer interaction that is affiliated with the Association for Information Systems, the highest level organization for information systems professionals around the world.
'Journey of the Noble Gnarble' presented in Youngstown
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
The Village of Youngstown Recreation Department summer drama camp will present the play "Journey of the Noble Gnarble" Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Red Brick Schoolhouse gymnasium. Admission is free.
Gia Arnold ends campaign
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:00 am
It is with sincerest apologies that I must step away from actively campaigning this election cycle.
Seniors with pets: The untapped pet travel market
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 07:00 am
More and more people are traveling with their pets these days, and businesses are taking notice. Pet-friendly business practices are popping up all over - from banks that open their doors to both pets and people, to restaurants with special doggie menus, to pet-friendly hotels that offer canine guests a specially crafted welcome basket.
Niagara University named to Princeton Review's 'Best in Northeast,' 'Green' lists
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
Niagara University is among the best and most environmentally friendly colleges in the entire Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.
'Dancing With The Stars' announces pro dancers battling to win Mirrorball Trophy
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
The competition is already beginning for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. "Dancing with the Stars' " new cast of pro dancers was revealed this morning exclusively on "Good Morning America."
'The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic' to air this fall
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
"The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Peach Queen court prepares for pageant
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
The Peach Queen contestants have been busy attending events and volunteering, and recently participated in two new events.
Goo Goo Dolls to live-stream Philadelphia show Aug. 17 in partnership with Live Nation, Yahoo!
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls have partnered up with Live Nation and Yahoo! to live-stream their Aug. 17 concert live from Susquehanna Bank Center in Philadelphia. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. You can watch the Goo Goo Dolls show live at 9 p.m.
Niagara University offering backpacking trip through Vietnam
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
Niagara University is set to offer a 20-day backpacking expedition through Vietnam May 17-June 5, 2015.
Higgins stands with FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai in opposition to sports blackouts
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
Standing with Congressman Brian Higgins in Buffalo Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai announced his support for eliminating the FCC's sports blackout rule.
OUN: Talent show applications accepted through Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
All individuals age 14 and above with a developmental disability living in or attending school/program in Niagara County are invited to tryout for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara talent show.
Queen City Roller Girls qualify for Women's Flat Track Derby Association playoffs
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association has announced Queen City Roller Girls qualified as the No. 2 seed for the 2014 WFTDA Division 2 playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (Aug. 22-24).
First Niagara, Buffalo Bisons host a baseball clinic for local underserved children
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 01:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to provide a baseball clinic for children enrolled in the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program. The clinic will take place Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. until noon at Coca-Cola Field.
17th annual 'Celebrity Bartending Night' fundraiser at Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 01:20 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 17th annual "Celebrity Bartending Night" is set for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston The event will benefit more than 600 individuals the agency serves with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Niagara goes teal for ovarian cancer awareness
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 11:05 am
An unusual site will be seen in the Niagara region Friday, Sept. 5. WNY Ovarian Cancer Project is hosting a premier fundraising event called "Teal Niagara Falls - Teal the World" at the Top of the Falls Restaurant in Niagara Falls State Park. Niagara Falls will be colored teal to generate funds for ovarian cancer awareness programs and survivorship services.
Mount St. Mary's golf tournament raises $24,000
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 11:00 am
The Louis J. Fernandez Memorial Golf Tournament, coordinated by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, raised more than $24,000 this year at the Niagara Frontier Country Club.
'ARTsPARKed' offers music, food, theater and art ... with a twist
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 07:05 am
Live music, art vendors, food trucks, dance performances and art activities for children are just some of the happenings that will be a part of Artpark's new festival, "ARTsPARKed," on Saturday, Aug. 16.
Old Fort Niagara: 'War of 1812 Encampment' features night battle
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara's final summer event will take place Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend as the historic site presents its annual "War of 1812 Encampment." The highlight of the event is a Saturday night battle, which recreates the British capture of Fort Niagara in December 1813.
Annual Summer Cider festival pours into Niagara
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 07:00 am
Local cider lovers, rejoice: BlackBird Cider Works is pleased to announce the return of the Summer Cider Festival. The fourth annual event will be Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. at BlackBird Cider Works, 8503 Lower Lake Road, Barker.
'SYTYCD' has exclusive preview of Michael Jackson's never-before-seen music video for new single, 'A Place with No Name'
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:50 pm
This week on "So You Think You Can Dance," (Wednesday, 8 p.m., FOX), Michael Jackson's new single, "A Place With No Name," from this year's critically acclaimed, chart-topping album "Xscape," will be featured in the top eight group performance, as will a preview of the song's never-before-seen music video.
Audience crowns gourmet cowboy Lenny McNab winner of 'Food Network Star'
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 08:00 pm
The tenth season of long-running hit series "Food Network Star" concluded Sunday night with a viewer vote naming Lenny McNab of De Beque, Colorado, the winner of the grand prize: His own show on Food Network.
'Men in Blazers' join NBC Sports Group in new cross platform offering
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 04:00 pm
"Men in Blazers," featuring popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, are joining NBC Sports Group across television and digital platforms, it was announced today.
ECHDC announces plans to light connecting terminal grain elevator
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 04:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met and approved two contracts that will move forward and start construction on a permanent lighting installation at the Connecting Terminal grain elevator in Buffalo.
BBB tips for summer fair/festival purchases
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:15 am
August is the time for fairs and festivals. With many of these come cotton candy, fried foods, rides and out-of-town vendors and sellers. If you're thinking of making a purchase at the Erie County Fair or other county fair, at an arts and crafts event, the New York State Fair or other festival, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York wants consumers to consider these tips before your buy.
Winners of 'Teen Choice 2014' announced
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:15 am
The following were honored Sunday at "Teen Choice 2014," which aired live on FOX from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. This year, teens logged on to teenchoiceawards.com and cast more than 164 million votes in support of their favorite celebrities from film, television, music, sports, digital and fashion.
Nik Wallenda accomplishes major skywalk at 175th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:15 am
As the sun set on the midway Sunday, daredevil and high-wire artist Nik Wallenda eased his way along a 1,400-foot wire, 125 feet in the air, over the 175th Erie County Fair. Record-breaking crowds watched in anticipation as Wallenda navigated the wire, which was the size of a nickel in diameter, slowly and cautiously to the finish.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The purpose of this observance is to highlight the importance of immunizations, one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 


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