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Special speaker at St. George
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:45 pm
The Rev. Dr. Gregory Hogg will present a talk on "My Personal Re-formation" at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, Lewiston.
'Beyond Blue & Gold' takes home 7 Telly Awards
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the Telly Awards have announced "Beyond Blue & Gold," a video series that takes fans behind the scenes of the Sabres organization, has won seven 2014 Telly Awards. The series, which won three Telly Awards in 2013, took home four silver and three bronze awards in 2014 for seven episodes that spanned the series' first and second seasons.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary commits $100,000 to Cardiac/Stroke Care Center campaign
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary President Jane Grenke, right, and Vice President for Operations Patricia Berggren, center, presented a $100,000 auxiliary gift to medical center Vice President for Foundation and Community Relations Ann Marie Tucker.
Grisanti recognizes MS Awareness Week
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:15 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti today recognized MS Awareness Week as it is continues to be celebrated in New York until Sunday, March 9.
Make a penguin with the Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is hosting its first penguin sculpture contest. Artists of all ages and skills are welcome to participate.
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry to perform at Academy of Country Music Awards
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:10 pm
ACM nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry are scheduled to perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Schneiderman releases top 10 consumer frauds of 2013
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:10 pm
Marking National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the list of the top 10 consumer fraud complaints received by his in 2013. In addition to highlighting the scams most reported by New Yorkers, the attorney general offered tips on how to avoid them in the future.
Buffalo Sabres 'Power Play Luncheon' continues March 28
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the final installment of the team's fourth-annual "Power Play Luncheon" series will take place at noon Friday, March 28.
WYRK presents Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station at Artpark in Lewiston
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:10 pm
Western New York country music station WYRK presents a double-headline bill featuring Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station Saturday, June 7, at Artpark in Lewiston (450 S. Fourth St.).
Sabres recall Adam, Deslauriers
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forwards Luke Adam and Nicolas Deslauriers from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. The forwards have been recalled on an emergency basis due to injuries.
Emily Piriz is eliminated on 'American Idol XIII'
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:00 pm
Emily Piriz was eliminated Thursday on "American Idol XIII" after she received the fewest of the more than 70 million votes. From Orlando, Fla., the 18-year-old sang "Let's Get Loud" on Wednesday night's "Home"-themed performance show.
Parker takes command of NFARS
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:00 pm
Air Force Reserve Col. Steven B. Parker assumed command of the 914th Airlift Wing from Col. Walter Gordon on March 1.
N-W goes green with 'Shrek'
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 07:00 pm
There's a green ogre lurking at Niagara-Wheatfield High School, both literally and figuratively. There's also four young princesses with long red braids, sometimes they're green and sometimes not.
Seneca Casinos: Kenny Rogers toplines a full spring lineup
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:55 pm
A blockbuster spring entertainment lineup for Seneca Casinos just got better. Country legend Kenny Rogers is booked for an April 26 performance at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, and a full lineup for May is set - with high-profile acts including The Osmonds, Justin Hayward from The Moody Blues, Jimmie Vaughan, Dion, and Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers.
Kevin Pereira tapped to host USA's one-hour special 'Psych After Pshow'
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:35 pm
Kevin Pereira has been tapped to host the "Psych After Pshow," a hour-long live special to run on March 26 at 10 p.m. that will bid farewell to USA Network's favorite faux detective series.
Dominik Hasek named to Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame selection committee today announced the induction of Dominik Hasek into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, will be officially inducted as the 42nd member of the Sabres Hall of Fame in a ceremony on March 29, prior to the team's home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at First Niagara Center.

Hasek, who was originally acquired by the Sabres from the Chicago Blackhawks on Aug. 7, 1992, remains one of the most decorated goaltenders in team and league history.

'MasterChef Junior' whips up season three on FOX
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:30 pm
Fox Broadcasting Company has ordered an eight-episode third season of hit cooking competition series "MasterChef Junior," it was jointly announced today by FOX, Shine America and One Potato Two Potato. Production on season two and season three will begin this spring.
Riviera Theatre presents The Von Trapp Children
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:30 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents The Von Trapp Children Sunday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces fifth annual 'Top Teacher Week'
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:30 pm
Wednesday morning on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced "LIVE's" fifth annual "Top Teacher Week." Each day during the week of May 12-16, "LIVE" will honor teachers from across the country for making their schools better, and for their service and commitment to their students and communities.
HARBORCENTER announces youth tournament schedule
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:30 pm
VP and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey has announced the HARBORCENTER 2014-15 youth hockey tournament schedule, which will include 20 new events for boys and girls, mite through midget, at the AAA and AA levels.

"Our tournaments will create a unique and differentiating experience for hockey families from Western New York and beyond," Fattey said. "At the AAA level, we will host some of the best youth teams from around the country and provide a competitive level of hockey that places our events among the best tournaments currently available. For AA teams, we will similarly provide a special high-end opportunity. Our best-in-class facilities, geographic location, amenities and affiliation with the Buffalo Sabres are a major attraction for top teams, providing the region with tens of thousands of visitors each year."

Scotty Bowman Showcase returns for 10th year
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the 10th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place on Wednesday, April 9, at First Niagara Center. The 2014 Scotty Bowman Showcase consists of three all-star hockey games between players from Buffalo and their rivals from Rochester.

Admission for the games is $5.

The first game will begin at 6 p.m., with high school juniors from the two cities facing off against one another for the Tim Horton Memorial Cup.

Judith Hill, of Oscar-winning '20 Feet From Stardom,' steps out front
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:25 pm
After a myriad of appearances in support of "20 Feet From Stardom" - including "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Arsenio Hall Show" and the MusiCares Person of the Year concert - Judith Hill is turning her attention to her debut album, which will be released this summer by The Cherry Party/Sony Music
Home cooks across the country compete for grand prize and title as 'America's Best Cook'
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:25 pm
Home cooks from across the country compete, with the guidance and determination from Food Network chefs, for a $50,000 cash prize in the new culinary competition series "America's Best Cook," premiering Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m.
NBC sponsors puppy who will undergo guide dog training
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:25 pm
In an effort to help offset expensive training costs, NBC has sponsored a puppy that will be trained to become a guide dog and be paired with an individual who is visually impaired.
Ty Pennington to host TNT's new series 'On the Menu'; legendary chef Emeril Lagasse is menu master
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:25 pm
Ty Pennington is heading to the kitchen to host TNT's new series "On the Menu," with legendary chef Emeril Lagasse signing on as "menu master." "On the Menu" is television's first cooking show ever to give viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode, as well as give everyday cooks the chance to have their dish appear in dining institutions across the country.
Parks seek partners: State Parks seeks private sector partners
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 09:40 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has extended the deadline to March 14 for those interested in responding to a request for proposals for a camp store operator at Four Mile Creek State Park in Youngstown, and for a food and beverage concession at Wilson-Tuscarora in Wilson.
Grisanti sponsors and passes Amanda Lynn's Law in New York State Senate
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 09:40 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, has announced the New York State Senate passed Senate Bill S.1590. The legislation would makes it a crime to conceal a death by knowingly moving or otherwise hiding a human corpse so that discovery of the death would be hindered.
Ceretto, Maziarz to rally support for restoring education cuts
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 09:40 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-I-Newfane, and the Partnership for Smarter Schools are holding a rally at Niagara Square in Buffalo Friday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. The rally is in support of the restoration of education funding that was eliminated by cuts in 2011. Ceretto and Maziarz will also support a two-year moratorium on Common Core exams.
Ceretto, Maziarz fight for voting rights in Niagara Falls
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 09:40 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, and State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-I-Newfane, are calling on the Niagara Falls School Board to improve voting access for Niagara Falls residents by restoring polling sites in the city.
Ceretto votes to roll back Common Core
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 09:40 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, voted Wednesday to roll back several parts of the Common Core standards he said have detrimental effects in New York classrooms.
World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is March 24
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 09:40 am
World Tuberculosis Day is March 24. It is a time to promote awareness about the disease. Tuberculosis (TB) is spread through the air by people who are sick with TB disease. Each year, about 9 million people become sick with TB disease and more than 1 million die from it. TB continues to present challenges.
Heart of Niagara receives Petco grant
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 09:40 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue has been awarded an $899 grant from the Petco Foundation to be used for rescue dogs and foster behavioral training. The grant will enable the organization to obtain behavior and obedience training, which ultimately helps in the adoption process.
Sabres trade Moulson, McCormick, acquire Mitchell, two draft picks in deal with Wild
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Torrey Mitchell and two second-round draft picks from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forwards Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick. The draft picks received by the Sabres are for the 2014 and 2016 NHL Entry Drafts.
Sabres acquire Neuvirth, Klesla from Capitals
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 04:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired goaltender Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Rostislav Klesla from the Washington Capitals in exchange for goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Higgins, Collins oppose TSA proposal to pull Buffalo-Niagara International Airport status as a hub
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 03:45 pm
Western New York congressmen Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and Chris Collins, R-NY-27, are calling for a reversal on a plan by the Transportation Security Administration to remove Buffalo-Niagara International Airport's status as a hub airport.
Niagara County Genealogical Society March programs
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 03:25 pm
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will host two free programs on March 15 at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Sabres acquire Deslauriers, Fasching in trade with Kings
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 03:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forwards Nicolas Deslauriers and Hudson Fasching from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Brayden McNabb, forward Jonathan Parker and two second-round draft picks.
FASNY reminds New Yorkers: Spring into safety at home and at work
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 03:15 pm
With daylight savings time beginning on Sunday, March 9, at 2 a.m., New Yorkers move their clocks forward one hour (to 3 a.m. local daylight time). It is the ideal time to safeguard the home and workplace from preventable tragedy, says the Firemen's Association of the State of New York.
National Grid offers upstate New York customers tips to manage energy usage and winter bills
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 03:15 pm
One of the coldest winters on record continues its grip across New York, and this has had a direct impact on energy bills. National Grid wants to do everything it can to help upstate New York customers through this tough winter.
Higgins votes no on flood insurance bill
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 03:15 pm
Saying, "Enough is enough," Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, opposed a bill he said perpetuates a broken Federal Emergency Management Agency flood insurance program. Under the bill, residents whose homes fall into designated flood zones would see a significant rate increase in addition to a new $25 annual fee.
 


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