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Obot to direct community health worker program
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Sarah Obot coordinator of its Niagara Falls community health worker program.
STIR opens at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:40 pm
With a thumping bass, bright lights, energetic dancers, hot music - oh, and, a 20-by-40-foot, high-definition video wall, one thing became perfectly clear Thursday: There is a new energy growing inside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
Grants boost Erie Canal education and preservation
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:40 pm
Ten innovative education and preservation projects will get off the ground this year with funding support from Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Congressman Brian Higgins joined representatives from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to announce $65,630 in grants, which will be matched by an additional $478,000 in private and public project funding raised by grant recipients.

The grants are aimed at inspiring people to learn more about New York's legendary canals and further explore the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Jennifer Lawrence to present at The Oscars
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:40 pm
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence will return to present at this year's Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on "Oscar Sunday," March 2, live on ABC.
HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey announces youth clinics
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:35 pm
HARBORCENTER VP and Director of the Academy of Hockey Kevyn Adams have announced 11 Academy of Hockey development clinics will be offered to travel players at the AAA and AA levels from March 25 through April 12. Included are two sessions dedicated to goaltenders on April 10, and a girl's-only clinic on April 12. All sessions will be at the First Niagara Center.

"We are excited to have this opportunity to jumpstart our programming to support youth hockey development," Adams said.

Ruffolo thanks staff for making Memorial Medical Center a great place to work
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo lauded the health network's 1,100-member staff after learning Memorial was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Business First's "Best Places to Work."
Academy orchestrates 'Oscar Concert' celebrating nominated scores and songs
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:35 pm
For the first time as part of its annual "Oscar Week" events, the Academy will present a live "Oscar Concert" celebrating this year's nominated scores and songs on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. at UCLA's Royce Hall.
Niagara Catholic's Mardi Gras auction is a huge success
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:35 pm
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's 2014 Mardi Gras dinner and auction recently held at Antonio's Banquet Center was a huge success, raising more than $60,000 for the school. The event included a basket auction (pictured), silent auction, live auction and a dinner.
Ceretto calls on Assembly Majority to pass Public Assistance Integrity Act
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:35 pm
On Thursday, Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, called on the Assembly Majority to pass the Public Assistance Integrity Act to protect taxpayers and prevent the state from losing $120 million in federal funding.
Karen O to perform 'The Moon Song' on the Oscars
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:30 pm
Singer-songwriter Karen O will, for the first time, perform the Oscar-nominated original song "The Moon Song" for a global television audience on the Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Thursday. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on "Oscar Sunday," March 2, live on ABC.
Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander to cameo in 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:30 pm
Syfy and The Asylum have announced Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath will join the eagerly anticipated original movie "Sharknado 2: The Second One."
Ernie Palmer stepping down in Lewiston
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 02:50 pm
Town of Lewiston Councilman Ernest C. Palmer announced Friday he will give up his seat on the Town Board effective next Friday, Feb. 21.

Palmer, a Republican councilman since 2007, said he has new projects he would like to pursue, and looks forward to traveling and spending time with his family. A tax accountant, Palmer said he wishes to spend more time growing his business.

"It is time to give someone else an opportunity to bring fresh ideas and energy to the board," he said.

Morrissey to embark on U.S. concert tour
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 01:15 pm
Globally renowned recording and performing artist Morrissey will embark on an extensive U.S. Tour on May 7 in San Jose at the City National Civic Center Auditorium.
Artpark welcomes Morrissey
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 01:10 pm
Artpark & Company and Funtime Presents welcome Morrissey to Lewiston for a concert Monday, June 16. Kristeen Young is the opening act. It's a 7 p.m. gate.
Jeri Ryan returns to science fiction with guest arc on 'Helix'
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 10:25 am
INTERVIEW, VIDEO: Jeri Ryan, who cut her teeth in science fiction as Seven of Nine on "Star Trek: Voyager," is returning to the genre with a multiple-episode guest-starring arc on "Helix" (and this time she's literally cutting her teeth).
Last chance to send 'Love Letters'
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 09:00 am
Today is the last day to enter the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corps.' Valentine's Day-themed "Love Letters to Niagara USA" contest.
McGuire takes command of 107th Mission Support Group
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Col. Donald V. McGuire, a Lewiston resident, assumed command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Mission Support Group during an assumption of command ceremony held at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Feb. 8.
Proposals for Wheatfield veterans memorial unveiled
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Early proposals for a new memorial honoring veterans were presented to the Wheatfield Town Board by its Veterans Memorial Focus Group on Monday.
Bomb threat investigation continues
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau is working on tracing the 7:55 a.m. 911 call on Monday reporting bombs at Niagara-Wheatfield and Niagara Falls high schools.
Kinetic Kitchen and Bath celebrates 10th anniversary
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Every time I get a few dollars ahead and think I will have a vacation someplace other than Veranda Beach, a silent alarm must go off at my house.
Wheatfield musician does well
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Town of Wheatfield musician Jay Moynihan, well known for his mastering of the sax, guitar and piano for more than 20 years, entertained the pregame crowd at the Chicago Bulls-Atlanta Hawks NBA contest Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the United Center in Chicago.
Catching up with K-Kids
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
The recently established K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids) at Errick Road Elementary School hosted an assembly in the school's gymnasium back on Dec. 10. The assembly for 595 students centered on caring, was administered by gym teacher Anthony Vekich, school counselors Jenn Henry and Liz Antonelli.
Wanted: A loving, safe home for DeeDee
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Some stories are told in words. DeeDee's story is told in her scars.

DeeDee, a chocolate brown pit bull mix with white markings, was rescued Dec. 2 by Lauren Zaninovich, SPCA supervisor for adoptions/admissions, who also works as the cruelty dispatcher and a rescue driver.

Heart of Niagara fundraiser draws a crowd
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue held its second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," Feb. 8, at the Lewiston First Presbyterian Church Social Hall. The event featured sample tastes from more than 20 area restaurants, plus a basket auction with row upon row of donated baskets.
U2 to perform Oscar-nominated 'Ordinary Love' at the Academy Awards
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:15 pm
World-renowned rock band U2 will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" for a global audience at the Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Wednesday. U2's exclusive Oscar show performance will be the first time the band will perform the song live.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission announces appointment
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:15 pm
The commissioners of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission have announced the appointment of Linda McAusland to the board of commissioners, effective immediately. The addition of McAusland fills a vacant seat on the eight-person board, which is made up of four residents of the U.S., and four residents of Canada.
Collins honors victims, commends families on 5th anniversary of Flight 3407 crash
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about the fifth anniversary of the crash of Flight 3407 and to honor the victims and their families.
National Fuels warns extreme cold to impact heating costs
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:10 pm
An early start to the winter heating season, coupled with sustained cold weather in January, has National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. urging consumers to consider budget billing to spread out heating bill balances over 12 months and to check to see if they qualify for available payment assistance programs.

Without question, this winter has been cold. The month of November was 11. 7 percent colder than normal, December was 5.4 percent colder, and January was 11.7 percent colder than normal. When compared to last year, January 2014 was a staggering 29 percent colder than 2013.

American Legion New York state commander and auxiliary president visit Niagara County
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:10 pm
The Niagara County American Legion Organization will host a joint visitation by State Commander Kenneth Governor, Auxiliary President Barbara Corker and Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander John P. Chang on Saturday, March 1.
Meet Kanan, the cowboy Jedi in 'Star Wars Rebels'
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:05 pm
Not every guardian of peace and justice was lost to the tragedy of Order 66. Introducing Kanan, a survivor of the Emperor's Jedi purge and one of the main characters of "Star Wars Rebels."
'Late Night with Seth Meyers' announces guests for premiere week
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:05 pm
"Late Night with Seth Meyers," launching Feb. 24 from Studio 8G in Rockefeller Center, has set its premiere week guests. The lineup includes:
Maziarz and Grisanti release joint letter in support of keeping St. Francis of Assisi open
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:00 pm
On Wednesday, State Sen. George Maziarz and State Sen. Mark Grisanti released a joint letter to The Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., in support of keeping St. Francis of Assisi open.
Higgins recognizes work of families of Flight 3407 on anniversary of crash
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor Tuesday to honor the contributions of the families of Flight 3407 in enacting landmark safety reforms in the wake of the tragic crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Western New York on Feb. 12, 2009.

Higgins, and the entire Western New York congressional delegation, has fought along with the families of Flight 3407 since 2009 to secure passage of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010, and ensure the release and enactment of final rules on pilot qualifications and flight and duty times.

Learn about 'Pontiac's War on the Niagara Frontier'
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:35 pm
"Pontiac's War on the Niagara Frontier" is an illustrated presentation that explores the little-known conflict of 1763-64, when Native American nations rose up against English forts and settlements throughout the Great Lakes.
Congressman Higgins, Buffalo History Museum announce homecoming for Tim Russert exhibit
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and The Buffalo History Museum Executive Director Melissa Brown have announced plans to relocate the "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If It's Sunday, It's 'Meet the Press' " exhibit currently at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to The Buffalo History Museum in Western New York.

"I am honored to be a part of the effort to bring a very personal piece of Tim Russert's life and work home to Buffalo," Higgins said. "We are thankful to the Russert family and commend the great cooperation between The Buffalo History Museum and Newseum to make this all happen. Tim and the Buffalo community always shared a unique love and respect for one another, and with this move that bond lives on."

'American Idol XIII': Next week is 'Rush Week,' as Randy Jackson returns to lead intense workshops
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:30 pm
With the "Hollywood" round ending this week on "American Idol XIII," fans can expect even more surprises, as the show prepares for "Rush Week" and the first live shows of the season.
'The Sing-Off Live Tour' visits UB
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:25 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, and Funtime Presents welcome "The Sing-Off Live Tour" to town Sunday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the UB show are $51, $37 and $32.
'Think Fair Thoughts!' campaign to countdown 175 days until 175th Erie County Fair
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:25 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society has created a countdown until the gates open for the 175th Erie County Fair, Aug. 6-17, with a "Think Fair Thoughts" marketing campaign.

"Only 175 days will separate Western New York from the food, rides, shows, blue ribbons and livestock the fair brings," said Jessica Underberg, assistant fair manager. "Although snow covers the grounds and temperatures hover in the single digits, we invite fairgoers to think of hot August days filled with friends, family and fun at the fair."

Daemen lecture series to launch with Higgins, Cantor
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:25 pm
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Congressman Brian Higgins will be the first featured speakers in the newly established Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, which will bring top government and public officials to campus to share their unique perspective on critical state, national and international issues.
Ceretto meets with North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto met with North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt at the Capitol on the New York Conference of Mayor's annual Winter Legislative Meeting. Ceretto and Ortt talked about local issues in North Tonawanda that affect their constituents and actions the state can take to help North Tonawanda lower its costs and deliver better services.
 


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