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Alanis Morissette, Steve Miller Band headed to Seneca Niagara Casino
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:55 am
Three major lineup additions are slated for the Seneca Events Centers in October and November, including Alanis Morissette on Oct. 4 in Niagara Falls, Bill Engvall on Nov. 16 in Salamanca and Steve Miller Band Nov. 21 in Niagara Falls.
Disney Channel orders second season of 'Girl Meets World'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the comedy series "Girl Meets World." Since its June premiere, "Girl Meets World" has ranked as television's No. 1 series among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. To date, it has generated 4.7 million views on the WATCH Disney Channel app for mobile devices.
Echosmith confirms fall tour dates with American Authors in October, headline run in November
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
After a whirlwind summer as one of the most anticipated and highly praised acts of Vans Warped Tour, alt-pop band Echosmith has announced members will join American Authors on this fall's Honda Civic Tour, a three-week trek kicking off Oct. 1.
'The Giver' wins Truly Moving Picture Award from Heartland Film
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
Upcoming major motion picture release "The Giver" (The Weinstein Company/Walden Media) has been recognized with the Truly Moving Picture Award by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film.
Summer sensation 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' devours the big screen in an exclusive one-night event
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
Fathom Events, Syfy and The Asylum present the highly anticipated sequel to Syfy's 2013 mega-hit with a theatrical showing in select theaters Aug. 21.
JCPenney sponsors Blake Shelton's 'Ten Times Crazier' tour, raises awareness and donations for USO
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
J.C. Penney Co. is sponsoring of country music star Blake Shelton's 2014 "Ten Times Crazier" tour. s part of the sponsorship, JCPenney is building on its partnership with Shelton, a "JCPenney Cares Ambassador" since 2012, to raise awareness and support for America's troops and military families through donations to the United Service Organizations (USO).
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game to feature San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings at Levi's Stadium
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
The San Jose Sharks will play host to the Los Angeles Kings in a regular-season outdoor NHL game at Levi's Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 10 p.m. ET, the National Hockey League announced.
Former athletes, NFL players and Olympic medalists change their lives on 'The Biggest Loser: Glory Days'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
Twenty former athletes, including NFL players and Olympic gold medalists, will aim to change their lives on the upcoming season of NBC's hit franchise "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," premiering Thursday, Sept. 11 (8 p.m.).
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers top Billboard chart with 'Hypnotic Eye'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
Reprise Records has announced Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with the release of their new album on Reprise Records, "Hypnotic Eye." The album has been a hit with fans and critics alike, many of whom have declared the album to be amongst Petty's finest.
Canalside ends summer concert series on a high note
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
With only four more concerts remaining in the 2014 Canalside Summer Concert Series, organizers said it's time to get down to Buffalo's waterfront to enjoy live music. Four fun and diverse acts are left: the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Girl Talk, Moby and Foster the People.
NBCSN's weekend soccer slate kicks off with 'Premier League Countdown'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
NBCSN's weekend soccer slate kicks off Friday with Premier League Countdown at 9:30 p.m., immediately followed by LA Galaxy hosting San Jose Earthquakes in the California Clasico at 10:30 p.m.
McGruff the Crime Dog, AlertID offer new app, 7 simple back-to-school tips for parents to keep kids safe
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Kids around the country are getting ready to go back to school, and their safety is always top priority for parents. As such, AlertID and the National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) are sharing a new app and seven simple tips to get the school year off to a great and safe start.
'Rewrapped' returns for second season filled with more iconic snack foods, culinary competition
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
From Sno Balls to Ho Hos, and Thin Mints to potato chips, the second season of "Rewrapped," premiering Monday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. on Food Network, is stuffed with even more iconic snack foods viewers have enjoyed for years.
Cuomo announces free Wi-Fi at four flagship state parks


Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday Wi-Fi networks are now available free of charge to visitors at Niagara Falls, Jones Beach, Saratoga Spa and East River State Parks.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host CMA Awards
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host "Country Music's Biggest Night" for the seventh consecutive time in 2014. The 48th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
'Thunder on the Niagara' announcement at Gratwick Riverside Park
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Mayor Robert G. Ortt will be announcing the 2014 "Thunder on the Niagara" boat-racing event that will take place at Gratwick Riverside Park during a Friday afternoon press conference.
10 days until new Premier League season kicks off on NBCUniversal
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 10:10 pm
NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2014-15 Premier League season kicks off 10 days from today, on Saturday, Aug. 16. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. with "Premier League Live" on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Swansea City.
We love Heart
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 02:05 pm
VIDEO, PICTURES: Performing Tuesday at Artpark, Ann and Nancy Wilson proved, once again, they are the world's premier female-fronted rock back.
Vattipally joins surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:40 pm
Vikram Reddy Vattipally, M.D., M.S., M.R.C.S., a bariatric and minimally invasive specialty surgeon, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Buffalo Zoo keepers host 'Bowling for Rhinos'
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:30 pm
Tickets are available for the Buffalo Zoo animal keepers' annual "Bowling for Rhinos" event, which will take place Friday, Aug. 22, from 7-10 p.m. at Transit Lanes in Williamsville.
Community Missions hosts annual Lobster Fest
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:30 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. will hold its fourth annual Lobster Fest on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
'The Gambler' comes to town: Kenny Rogers performs at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:30 pm
Multiple Grammy Award-winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Rogers celebrates his 33rd "Christmas & Hits Tour" with four shows at Fallsview Casino.
Puggle 'Hope' at Heart of Niagara August volunteer meeting
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:30 pm
"Hope," the lost but now found Puggle under the care of Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, will attend the August volunteer meeting. Join him Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. inside First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St.
Old Falls Street hosts 'Touch-a-Truck' event Saturday
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 07:00 am
Fire trucks and police cars and ambulances, oh my! It's time once again for Old Falls Street's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event, on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. The afternoon allows children and their families to climb into a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
NY Great Lakes basin small grants program requesting funding proposals
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 07:00 am
New York Sea Grant, in partnership with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, is requesting proposals for projects that will benefit the environment and economy of the Great Lakes region of New York state.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Grandpaws for Lewiston Arts Festival
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present at the Lewiston Arts Festival with adoptable dogs in front of Grandpaws Pet Emporium.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to open 175th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:05 pm
The 175th Erie County Fair will officially open to the public at noon Wednesday, during a brief ceremony at the county fair's historic McKinley Gate (Gate 1).
Roswell Park Cancer Institute included on 'Great Oncology Programs' list
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:00 pm
Roswell Park Cancer Institute has once again been included on Becker's Hospital Review's "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs," an annual list of centers that are national leaders in patient care, cancer outcomes and research.
Collins fights for bald eagles
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is the new permanent home to two bald eagles after Congressman Chris Collins convinced the federal government to keep the birds in Western New York.
New English summer camp exposes international students to Niagara University, Western New York and American culture
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Twelve students and two chaperones from eastern Asia are taking part in a new summer camp at Niagara University intended to offer English language instruction along with immersion into American culture.
Niagara University president reads children's story to literacy program participants
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
The Niagara Falls City School District students participating in Niagara University's primary enhancement program got a special treat Monday when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, read them "Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids."
Cabela's prepares for grand opening of Cheektowaga store
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Cabela's, the "World's Foremost Outfitter" of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the grand opening of its new Cheektowaga store Thursday with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela's executives.
ECHDC holding presentation of alternative concepts for Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert Gioia recently announced the agency plans to hold a community open house to seek public scoring of three possible blueprints for the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The goal is to turn the long-neglected industrial property into a world-class mixed-use waterfront development that will combine open spaces and public waterfront access with well-needed economic activity and private investment.

ECHDC officials are working with Empire State Development and Perkins+Will's San Francisco and New York-based planning and architecture team. They want Western New Yorkers to review the three plans that were designed using input from the nearly 600 people who participated in three interactive meetings last month.

Single tickets for Buffalo Philharmonic season on sale Aug. 9
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Saturday marks the first opportunity to obtain individual tickets to all concerts in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2014-15 season. Highlights include superstar Renee Fleming; Broadway sensations Matthew Morrison, Ben Vereen and Megan Hilty; Bartok's dark and thrilling opera "Bluebeard's Castle" with a set by glass artist Dale Chihuly; Celtic Thunder; Rachmaninoff and Beethoven festivals; and BPO rocks shows, including "The Music of Led Zeppelin."
Cuomo announces latest round of ReCharge NY power allocations
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved another round of low-cost power allocations under the governor's statewide ReCharge NY program, resulting in capital investments and new jobs across New York.
Lewiston Senior Center August events and activities
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:15 pm
The Town of Lewiston Senior, 4361 Lower River Road, announces its August calendar of events and programs.
Buffalo Sabres add to hockey department staff
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Rob Murphy and Greg Royce have been added to the team's hockey department in the roles of director of scouting and director of amateur scouting, respectively. The team also announced Mark Jakubowski has been named assistant general manager, serving under club general manager Tim Murray.
Buffalo Sabres complete assistant coaching staff
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen and Arturs Irbe have been added to head coach Ted Nolan's coaching staff. Trottier, Flynn and Coolen will serve as assistants, and Irbe will serve as goaltending coach.
'America's Next Top Model' returns for second male-female cycle; Buffalo model competing
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:15 pm
Cycle 21 of "America's Next Top Model," hosted by Tyra Banks, will premiere Monday, Aug. 18 (9 p.m.), featuring seven men and seven women living under one roof and battling it out to earn the prestigious title of "America's Next Top Model."
Hospice volunteer training slated
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:00 pm
Niagara Hospice will hold a new volunteer training Tuesday, Aug. 19, and continuing Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5-9 p.m. Niagara Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Mandy Raff said the organization is looking for compassionate individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of Niagara County residents as they make their final journey.
 


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