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Schneiderman: Settlement with fraudulent vacation package scammers who targeted consumers, posed as major U.S. airlines
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office reached a settlement with Vacation Tours USA Inc., a Florida-based firm, and its principals, Henry J. Armand and Tony J. Armand, over a false advertising scam targeting consumers across New York.
New Cornerstone Ice Arena site for Eastern Conference Showcase
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The National Junior Prospects Hockey League has announced the Eastern Conference Showcase will be held Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24, at Cornerstone Ice Arena in Lockport, and Dwyer Ice Arena on the Niagara University campus.
Niagara River Greenway Commission determines consistency
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission has announced the results of its 41st round of projects.
Spring planting is near: Join Arbor Day Foundation in February and receive 10 free blue spruce trees
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from New York who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.
Niagara County urges brownfield program extension
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers unanimously called on state legislators to overcome Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's veto of legislation renewing the state's dozen-year-old brownfield cleanup program, which effectively canceled a set of tax credits that has spurred more than half a billion dollars in private investment in Niagara County.
Baymax, star of Disney's 'Big Hero 6,' named Most Huggable Character on National Hugging Day
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
After much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable personal companion robot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio's action-packed comedy adventure "Big Hero 6," was today named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be on hand Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst (near Menne Nursery). Adoptable dogs including Simon and Jazzy will visit from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Meet the dogs and get information on them and all of HON's adoptable animals at the event.
Historic Riviera Theatre reaches $84,686 funding goal for digital film projection conversion project
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
North Tonawanda's Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced M&T Bank stepped in to close the funding gap for the industry-mandated digital film projection conversion that will allow the Riviera Theatre to continue to play movies.
Niagara County GOP endorses Jastrzemski for clerk
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara County clerk candidate Joe Jastrzemski won the backing of the Niagara County Republican Party's executive committee Monday, the same night the party's former vice chairman officially took the reins of the party.
NU Theatre presents modern reimagining of timeless love story 'Eurydice'
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am
Niagara University Theatre will present "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by artist-in-residence (stage combat/recruiter) Adriano Gatto.
'Soup & Civil War Songs' features fife and drum corps re-enactment
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am
How about Civil War living history over hot homemade soup on a cold February day? Join in on "Soup & Civil War Songs," Saturday, Feb. 21, as the Union Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps brings "Field Music of the Civil War" into the world of 2015.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Chamber Honors 2015 Gala awardees
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 04:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber will hold its annual Chamber Honors 2015 Gala Feb. 27 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center. This annual dinner recognizes the businesses and business people making a positive impact on Niagara County.
Niagara County public health, mental health offices close early
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara County Public Health and Mental Health Department offices located at the Shaw Campus in Lockport are closed due to a water main break.
Sabres 'Road Crew' to make second tour stop in Columbus Feb. 23
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's "Road Crew," sponsored by Labatt's and New Era Cap, will make its second "Tour Stop" of the 2014-15 season in Columbus, Ohio, prior to the team's game against the Blue Jackets Feb. 24.
Lions host eye screening
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:10 pm
The Lewiston and Town of Niagara Lions combined efforts during the "Worldwide Week of Service." On Jan. 10, the two groups joined at the Lewiston Public Library for story time and eye screening.
'Weird Al' Yankovic 'Mandatory World Tour' heads to Buffalo
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "Weird Al" Yankovic "Mandatory World Tour" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30.
NU's Purple Eagle Battalion posts highest GPA, physical fitness score in Northeast
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Niagara University's Purple Eagle Battalion was recognized with having the highest overall average grade-point average, highest average physical fitness score and highest average order of merit score during the U.S. Army Cadet Command 2nd Brigade Leader Conference, held Jan. 6-9.
Niagara Falls State Park announces Native American handicraft lottery
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Applications for the 2015 lottery for Native American handicraft sales permits are now available at the Niagara Falls State Park administrative office. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age or older, and registered as a Native American or provide verifiable proof of Native American heritage.
Newlyweds win '12-13-14' honeymoon to Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
The Kotarskis love Niagara USA - and each other. The couple wed Dec. 13, 2014, the last number-sequential date until Jan. 2, 2034, and held a Niagara County-themed wedding. They didn't plan on taking a honeymoon this year, until recently.
NBCUniversal creates 'Super Stream Sunday' to promote 'TV Everywhere'
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
Following the launch of NBCUniversal's first ever "TV Everywhere" consumer campaign titled "Watch TV Without The TV," NBCUniversal is creating "Super Stream Sunday" Feb. 1, providing consumers with an unprecedented ability to watch 11 continuous hours of NBC streaming content without having to log-in, designed as a way for consumers to trial NBC's "TV Everywhere" content offering.
'The Sound of Music' to open 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
Hollywood will come alive with "The Sound of Music" this spring as the beloved, Oscar-winning classic returns to the big screen to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala opening-night screening Thursday, March 26, at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival.
As Peace Bridge pilot project comes to a close, Higgins calls for swift review and action on pre-inspection
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
As the pilot project to pre-inspect commercial vehicles entering the U.S. on the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge comes to a close, Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for a swift review followed by further action to expedite measures that allow for the efficient flow of traffic along the northern border.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Niagara to hold kickoff Saturday
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 09:30 pm
Organizers of the American Cancer Society's all-new Relay For Life of Greater Niagara will hold a kickoff event Saturday to announce this year's event. It will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at the Niagara Power Vista's Community Room, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Sanford's Niagara collection 2014 update published
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 09:30 pm
The Niagara County Historian's office has announced the publication of a new book that takes readers back almost 140 years to an era when Victorian architecture, steam-powered machinery and large, prosperous farms were common sights in Niagara County.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital announces medical staff officers
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 03:50 pm
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, consisting of more than 250 members, has elected Frank R. Laurri, M.D., as its president. Other officers include Mark S. Mieth, M.D., as vice president, and Jerome C. Andres, M.D., as secretary-treasurer.
MWBE certifications hit fast track following agreement between Erie County, New York state
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 12:50 pm
The Erie County Division of Equal Opportunity Employment has announced that, following a multiyear effort, a "fast track" agreement has been reached between the County of Erie and City of Buffalo Joint Certification Committee and Empire State Development that will allow expedited state certifications for minority- and women-owned business enterprises that are already certified with Erie County and the City of Buffalo.
Five things families with college-bound students should consider
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 12:50 pm
Transitioning to college life can be difficult on both students and families. From new expenses to a new lifestyle, being prepared for what lies ahead can help you avoid common bumps in the road.
Brighten winter meals with vibrant seasonal ingredients
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 12:50 pm
Following a healthy eating plan doesn't mean eating the same dish every day. In fact, as the seasons change, so should your meals and their ingredients, as each season offers a unique variety of fresh produce.
Buffalo Sabres assign Phil Varone, Matt Ellis to Rochester Americans
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres have assigned forwards Phil Varone and Matt Ellis to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Niagara Catholic senior wins courage award
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:35 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced Daniel Aguiar, a senior at Niagara Catholic, is the recipient of the Doug Matteson Courage Award.
'Tablescapes' 2015 benefits Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic will host its biennial "Tablescapes" fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road at Genesee Street.
Nominations now open for Arts Services Initiative of WNY's Spark Cultural Awards
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:15 am
Nominations are now open for Arts Services Initiative of Western New York's second annual Spark Cultural Awards, taking place May 20 at the Hotel @ The Lafayette.
Michaels, Collinsworth, Dungy and Harrison weigh in on Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:05 am
The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will meet in Super Bowl XLIX on NBC Sunday, Feb. 1, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Buffalo's Lake Effect Furies holding annual chili cook-off
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:05 am
The Queen City Roller Girls' internationally ranked all-star travel roller derby team, the Lake Effect Furies, wants your chili. They want your spicy, savory or sweet chili. Make it a meat-lovers or strictly vegetarian; either is OK - these roller derby skaters want it all.
FOX: Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens to star as Sandy and Rizzo in 'Grease: Live'
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 03:30 pm
Fox Broadcasting Company and Paramount Television announced today superstar singers, dancers and actresses Julianne Hough ("Safe Haven," "Dancing with the Stars") and Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical") have been cast in leading roles in "Grease: Live" (working title).
Mandela address, community service activities highlight MLK celebration at NU
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 03:25 pm
A presentation by Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, underscores a week's worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
'A Celebration of Vietnamese New Year Traditions' at Castellani Art Museum
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 10:45 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University hosts "A Celebration of Vietnamese New Year Traditions" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1.
Wilson Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski announces candidacy for Niagara County clerk
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 10:45 am
Citing his record of cutting government spending while still providing superior services, Town of Wilson Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski has announced his candidacy for Niagara County clerk.
Sheriff's Community Police Academy taking applications
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the free Sheriff's Community Police Academy will take place on Thursdays, from Feb. 26 to May 28, at the Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara St. Extension, Lockport.
Spotlight on Business: New York Fish House: Third generation of Muto family offers unmatched fish fries
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
Jim Thomson invites readers to try a fried or grilled fish dinner at his family's New York Fish House, conveniently located within the City Market in Niagara Falls.
 

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