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Buffalo Sabres sign Tyler Ennis to multi-year contract
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Tyler Ennis to a multi-year contract.
Tickets available early for six Buffalo Philharmonic concerts
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will offer the public a chance to lock in their favorite seats to six of the season's highlights today.
Lights, camera, Carrie: NBC's 'Waiting All Day for Sunday Night' starring Carrie Underwood hits big screen
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
NBC Sports Group has announced the Friday, July 25, debut of a new cinema spot starring six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood performing "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the opening theme for primetime television's No. 1 program, "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.
More superstar performances announced for 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
Summer's hottest country concert special just got hotter with the addition of reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert - including a fiery duet with Carrie Underwood - to the star-studded lineup on "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock."
Food truck hopefuls on coast-to-coast culinary trip of a lifetime in 'The Great Food Truck Race'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
"The Great Food Truck Race" is back for a fifth season this summer, with a brand-new cast of food truck hopefuls on a high-stakes culinary road trip with a new route from sunny Southern California to the beaches of Key West, Florida.
$12 million to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' movie theaters.
Town of Niagara favors I-190 exit to mall area
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Town of Niagara Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso calls Assemblyman John Ceretto's proposal for another off-ramp to connect I-190 and Military Road around the Factory Outlet Mall area "magnificent."
Town of Niagara: Steve Richards' sentencing goes as expected
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Former Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards received the expected sentence of three years probation from State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns on Monday in Lockport.

Burns said Richards could not be a political candidate during probation.

Richards had pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge on May 5 after being brought up on what started as 23 counts of official misconduct by the state attorney general's office. Richards' guilty plea involved having town employees pick up a drain and install it at his business.

As part of the agreement, Richards resigned from office and paid about $1,200 in restitution.

Buffalo Sabres sign Ruhwedel to two-year contract
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract.
First Niagara, Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services partner to provide housing opportunities for local families
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:45 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. are partnering to provide educational support for first time homebuyers in Niagara Falls.
NYPA to bury time capsule at Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm
The New York Power Authority will conclude its Niagara Power Vista 50th anniversary celebration with the burial of a time capsule on Saturday, July 19.
Good News Gospel Festival will cruise intersection of faith and health
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm
Popular gospel musicians from across Western New York will come together Saturday, July 19, to celebrate faith and good health at the eighth annual Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair.
Legendary Latin rock band Santana to perform at Seneca Niagara Casino
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 12:40 pm
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is excited to announce Santana will perform at Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, Oct. 11. The Latin rock band, led by guitar legend Carlos Santana, typically plays at large stadium arenas, but will offer fans in Niagara Falls an up-close-and-personal show with just 2,400 seats and views no further than 100 feet from the stage.
Ortt endorsed for Senate
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 12:35 pm
The Republican Party chairmen of the three counties in the 62nd Senate District - Scott Kiedrowski of Niagara County, Ed Morgan of Orleans County and Bill Reilich of Monroe County - issued the following statement Wednesday:

"Following the recommendation of the committee to fill vacancies, we are proud to announce North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt as the endorsed Republican candidate for the 62nd Senate District."

Sen. George Maziarz announced Sunday he would not seek re-election.

Sarah McLachlan makes herself at home at Artpark
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Sarah McLachlan performed Monday in Lewiston.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

McLachlan's appearance at Artpark was no insignificant happening. In fact, I'd liken it to Pope Francis giving Mass at St. Peter's, or President Obama presiding over a Village Board meeting.

'Ferocious Fridays' offer extended hours at Buffalo Zoo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours every Friday in July and August for its "Ferocious Fridays" series.
National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament arrives in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
It's a ringer for the local economy: The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament is expected to bring a few thousand visitors to Buffalo this week.
Artpark welcomes Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s production of 'Peter and the Wolf' to 'Free Family Saturdays'
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Families attending this week's "Free Family Saturdays" at Artpark (July 19, noon-4 p.m.), will be treated to two performances of "Peter and The Wolf" (1 and 3 p.m.). The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present the show on the amphitheater stage under the direction of GNBC artistic director and founder Beverley Feder and assistant director Julie Traver.
38 Special, David Spade coming to Seneca Casinos this fall
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
The entertainment continues to roll in for the fall season at all three entertainment venues inside the Seneca Resorts & Casinos.
Dog beach outing tips, dos and don'ts
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:55 pm
With the weather heating up, it's time to start checking out some dog-friendly beaches with your four-legged friend.
Sabres sign forward Zac Dalpe
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday the team signed forward Zac Dalpe to a one-year contract.
Higgins applauds FAA rule requiring more realistic, hands-on training for pilots
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:40 pm
Last week, Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed new rule requiring more vigorous training standards, including advanced simulator training for airline pilots.
Paralympic champion visits Buffalo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:40 pm
Paralympic sled hockey champion and Lancaster resident Adam Page will talk about his journey and what it's like to be a gold medal winner, Saturday, July 19, inside the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Buffalo. The free event begins at 1 p.m.
Erie County Fair begins search for 'Ultimate Fairgoer 2014'
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:35 pm
Every year since 2005, the Erie County Fair has searched for an individual who lives and breathes the Erie County Fair. The person organizers are looking for is not only passionate and enthusiastic about the fair, but actively promotes and shares that love with family and friends.
What if Buffalo/Niagara imagined its future differently?
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:30 pm
Citizens in Erie and Niagara counties will have an opportunity next week to contribute to a continuing dialogue about how the Buffalo/Niagara region can grow more sustainably through the first half of the 21st century.

Last fall and throughout the winter, nearly 800 citizens participated in a creative mapping exercise to consider where Buffalo/Niagara should grow - and how - over the next 40 years.

Now the results are in and the regional planning effort known as One Region Forward is asking citizens back to consider the comparative costs and benefits of a range of alternative regional scenarios and to refine their advice on which way Buffalo/Niagara should grow.

Land Conservancy receives $300,000 federal grant for Stella Niagara Preserve
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has been awarded $300,000 to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. The grant is from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program.
GISBA Golf Tournament fundraiser
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 04:00 pm
The second annual Grand Island School and Business Alliance Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, July 22, at River Oaks Golf Club, 201 Whitehaven Road, to raise funds for GISBA.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer'
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, is proud to announce a new exhibition showcasing the work of Sarah Brayer, a Rochester-born artist living in Kyoto.
Surf safely this summer; BBB offers help to protect your kids online
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
Depending on the ages of your children, they are spending anywhere from two to nearly eight hours a day on the Internet, and perhaps even more during summer months. While the Internet world offers children experiences that can be both educational and rewarding, it can also pose a risk.
Local music and dancing at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
This year's Niagara County Fair is offering a slew of live music - from Indie and rock bands to country and swing. Acts include Bendix with Deanna Civilette, Jonesie, Serendipity Swing, Craig Wilkins, Lockport Community Band, Celtic Cross, Cue the Sun, 90 West, Billy "D", Rock Angels and Cock Robin.
Aquarium of Niagara celebrating Christmas in July with membership special
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
Beat the heat, come inside and celebrate Christmas in July with the Aquarium of Niagara. From July 14-31 purchase a few family or grandparent membership and receive $10 off.
Antique and classic car show at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo History Museum announces its second annual antique and classic car show will take place Sunday, Aug. 3, from noon until 4 p.m., at One Museum Court (Elmwood avenue and Nottingham Terrace). The rain or shine festivities will showcase prized autos and feature free admission to the museum, free mini-tours, grilled food, award presentations, prize give-a-aways, and an "oldies hit parade."
Maziarz to retire from State Senate: Declines nomination to run this November
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 11:15 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-C-I-Newfane, will not run for re-election this November. He issued the following statement Sunday night about his decision to decline nomination for another term in the New York State Senate:

"It is no secret to my family and close friends that I have been considering retirement from the State Legislature for the last five years. And as I geared up for another long campaign season, I realized I just did not have the passion and commitment that I have had in the past to see it through."

The GOP is expected to nominate North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt for the State Senate position.

Sabres ink Samuels-Thomas
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas to a one-year, entry-level contract.
Reinhart signs NHL contract with Buffalo Sabres
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Sam Reinhart to a three-year, entry-level contract.
North Tonawanda rink operators purchase, will reopen Skateland
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 pm
The owners of Western New York's most enduring and successful roller skating venue have purchased the Skateland Family Fun Center and will reopen the popular Lincoln Avenue venue this fall.

Maurice D. Cooper Jr. and his wife, Barbara Hamilton Cooper, own­­­­­­ers of the Rainbow Rink in North Tonawanda, said they will spend the summer updating the popular family entertainment venue and preparing for what they are confident will be its long-term successful future.

"The City of Lockport and the surrounding communities deserve to continue to have a safe, well-run, family-oriented fun center," Maurice Cooper said. "Skateland has a proud history and we are convinced that its best years are still ahead."

'RiffTrax Live: Godzilla' brings monstrous laughs to cinemas nationwide this August
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 pm
"Here, lizard, lizard, lizard!" Size does matter as the stars of Rifftrax are set to bring larger-than-life laughs nationwide as they riff on one of the most frequently requested titles in RiffTrax history: "Godzilla."
30th annual soccer tournament expected to draw thousands
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 09:15 am
The World Cup is heating up near its end, but for young athletes in Niagara County, the real soccer excitement is only just beginning.

This weekend marks the 30th annual Niagara Pioneer Soccer Tournament, billed as the county's largest and longest-running youth sporting event. It is hosted by the Niagara Pioneer Soccer League and held at Fort Niagara.

Village of Youngstown: Niagara Jet Adventures debuts the spinners
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 09:05 am
You can say one thing about the folks at Niagara Jet Adventures: They always seem to come up with the unexpected.

Thursday evening, NJA co-owners Mike Fox, and Chris Bohnenkamp of Bohnenkamp's Whitewater Customs of Meridian, Idaho, introduced NJA's latest series of boats - called spinners - to a small gathering at the NJA docks in Youngstown.

Feline-friendly Village Vet of Lewiston wins $20,000 makeover
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 09:00 am
The Village Vet of Lewiston, was recently awarded a $20,000 "clinic makeover," courtesy of Novartis and Onsior. Funds went toward reconfiguring her year-and-a-half-old office so that its feline patients - and their owners - could have a more positive experience.
 


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