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NBCSN launches 'NASCAR America' Feb. 24
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The day after the next Daytona 500 Champion is crowned, NBCSN introduces "NASCAR America," a new 30-minute daily show dedicated to the nation's longstanding fascination with speed and stock car racing.
CBS will present an encore broadcast of 'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America'
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
CBS will present an encore broadcast of "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute," Wednesday, Feb. 12 (8:30-11 p.m.).
NFHS Class of 1964 reunion
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The Niagara Falls High School Class of 1964 will discuss plans for its 50th year reunion at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the administrative boardroom of Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops now accepting scholarship applications
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which supports local high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries. The scholarship awards up to five winners with $1,000 each to be applied toward college education.
Gov. Cuomo announces post-production gains creating economic opportunity in New York
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has released new data showing post-production business is booming in New York state as the industry continues to experience significant growth one-and-a-half years after the strengthened and expanded post-production tax credit program was signed into law.

The data, compiled by the Post New York Alliance, shows a major increase in new, permanent post-production jobs since July 2012, resulting in the creation of more than 240 new jobs - with more than 70 jobs created in the past six months alone. This new post-production business is expected to lead to nearly $100 million in new spending in the state.

The Fresh Air Fund awards local volunteers at annual conference
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Cheryl Flick, Nanette Rung, Christina Carter, Jennifer Kreutz-Castro, Chris Tedesco, and Marci Kramer were recently presented with the "Volunteer Team of the Year" award at the 2014 Fresh Air Fund Volunteer Leadership Conference.
Pet travel on a budget
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
Cabin fever is upon us, so we are taking time to make those fun vacation plans for the whole family - including our furry best friends.
State Parks needs lifeguards
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced there are four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2014 season.
Youth can enter 2nd annual Niagara County Fair logo contest
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has announced its second annual Niagara County Fair logo contest.
Ceretto meets with Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, met Monday with Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano in his Albany office. Collesano was in Albany for the New York Conference of Mayor's annual Winter Legislative Meeting.
More than 100 million Americans have already watched Sochi Olympics on NBCUniversal
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 07:25 pm
More than 100 million Americans have watched the Sochi Winter Games on the networks of NBCUniversal, according to fast cumulative data provided by The Nielsen Co.

Through Saturday, 106.5 million Americans - more than one-third of the U.S. population - have watched the 2014 Sochi Games on NBCUniversal networks NBC, NBCSN and MSNBC.

Global Spectrum opens submission process for Canalside event programming
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 07:25 pm
Global Spectrum, the company managing Canalside's revitalized regional destination and entertainment district on the Buffalo waterfront, is opening the submission process for interested event planners, current and new, that wish to program special events at the facility for the 2014 calendar year.
'Chicago Fire,' 'Parenthood,' 'Grimm' and 'Parks and Recreation' original digital series debut in February
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 02:50 pm
To help viewers remain engaged with their favorite programs during the Feb. 6-23 Sochi Olympics, NBC is offering original digital series for four of its popular series: "Chicago Fire," "Parks and Recreation," "Grimm" and "Parenthood."
Catholic Academy students make donation to Community Missions
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 02:35 pm
Mary Beth Smiths' fourth-grade class from Catholic Academy visited Community Missions recently to donate baby items and funds from the school's walk-a-thon.
How do polar bears stay warm? Research finds an answer in their genes
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 01:15 pm
In the winter, brown and black bears go into hibernation to conserve energy and keep warm.

But things are different for their Arctic relative, the polar bear. Within this high-latitude species, only pregnant females den up for the colder months.

Natale Builders receives 2014 NAHB 'Project of the Year Award for Green Site Development'
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 01:00 pm
The National Association of Home Builders recently presented its prestigious "Project of the Year Award for Green Site Development - Single-family Detached" to Natale Builders for the company's construction of the ultra-efficient, environmentally friendly Rivera Greens subdivision. Located in Clarence, the 35 sustainable green homes in the community were all built to meet certification requirements for the National Green Building Standard.
'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America' holds its own opposite skiers, skaters, dowagers and zombies
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 01:00 pm
"The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute" delivered 13.95 million viewers, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Feb. 9.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board moving forward on South Aud Block Plans
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 11:15 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and moved forward on plans to redevelop the South Aud Block at Canalside in Buffalo by entering into contracts with Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn, a Perkins Eastman Company, and Fontanese Folts Aurbrecht Ernst for architectural and engineering services.
'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' announces guest lineup for premiere week
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 11:15 am
Jimmy Fallon brings the historic "Tonight Show" franchise back to New York City with a star-studded first week (Feb. 17-21) of guests on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Local Doodle Bugs! supports New York Special Olympics Athletes
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
While the Winter Olympic Games are happening in Sochi, Russia, classes at Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers are supporting another group of athletes gearing up to compete here in Western New York.
Enjoy a 'Taste of Italy'
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
A "Taste of Italy" pasta dinner will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, from noon-4 p.m. at St. John de LaSalle Church/St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center, 8477 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, roll, salad, dessert and beverage.
Riviera Theatre presents Count Basie Orchestra
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhart, on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Achieve a healthy glow without tanning beds: Tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
As the temperature drops and winter lingers, people are seeking ways to warm up their dull winter skin. Taking a note from Hollywood A-listers, many are abandoning the fake-baked looks achieved from UV tanning in favor of a more natural glow.
Table set for Dr. Praetzel's final 'Toast of the Town' as dean
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
"Toast of the Town," an annual fundraiser for Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo, 595 Delaware Ave.
4th annual E-Scrap 4 Camp fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:50 am
Sunnking Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, has created a program called "E-Scrap 4 Camp." This program facilitates the recycling of old electronics from participating local businesses to generate funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times.
Burning genealogy questions? This might help
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:30 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will present the free program "At Last! Answers for My Burning Genealogy Questions!" at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Buffalo Mass Mob group brings attention to struggling historic churches in Buffalo
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:30 am
Buffalo Mass Mob has announced voting for its third Mass mob in underway. The first two mobs were at St. Adalbert Basilica on Nov. 2, 2013, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Jan. 12.
Academy to celebrate 'Oscar Night' New York at Daniel Boulud's iconic restaurant Daniel
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:20 am
For the second consecutive year, chef Daniel Boulud's iconic, landmark restaurant Daniel will roll out the red carpet for local members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, entertainment industry executives and several hometown luminaries to celebrate the 86th Oscars with an exclusive viewing party and dinner.
25.1 million viewers for NBC's primetime Olympic telecast Saturday
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:15 am
NBC's primetime Olympics telecast on Saturday (8-11:06 p.m. ET) averaged 25.1 million viewers and a 13.9 household rating/24 share - up 8 percent and percent, respectively, from the opening Saturday of the last European Winter Olympics (23.2 million viewers and 13.5 household rating/23 share for Torino in 2006), according to live plus same day fast national data released Sunday by The Nielsen Company.
'Irv, Rick, and Tom!': A 'Giant' historic reunion with hosts Linda Pellegrino and John Di Sciullo at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:00 am
On Friday, March 21, "Giants of Buffalo: Television" will feature the legendary WKBW Channel 7 TV news team Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls.
NBC posts most-watched non-live Winter Olympics opening ceremony in two decades with Sochi telecast
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 08:00 pm
NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics averaged 31.7 million viewers to rank as the most-watched opening ceremony for a non-live Winter Games since the 1994 Lillehammer Games, according to live plus same day fast national data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Seneca Niagara's Astran an APR professional
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 08:00 pm
Tony Astran, publicity manager for Seneca Gaming Corp., has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling him to use the APR professional designation.
'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' completes its run with a record 6.6 million viewers
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 08:00 pm
Jimmy Fallon's final telecast hosting "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has set series records for biggest overall audience on any night of the week and highest adult 18-49 rating for a regularly scheduled episode. In fact, it was the biggest total-viewer result for the "Late Night" franchise since 1993, and highest 18-49 rating for a regularly scheduled telecast since 2004.
Just in time for Valentine's Day 'The Chew' hosts celebrate 'Chocolate Week'
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
It's "Chocolate Week" at "The Chew," when the food-centric lifestyle show kicks-off a weeklong celebration focusing on the dark and delicious sweet treat. From cocktails and decadently delicious desserts and dishes to inexpensive gift ideas, "The Chew" has everything viewers need to paint the town red on Valentine's Day.
Mount St. Mary's Foundation offers double-header sports package with Niagara University athletics
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation has teamed with Niagara University athletics to offer a special package for a men's basketball and hockey doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 22.
Oscar nominees to be honored at Academy luncheon
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
More than 150 Oscar nominees will come together at noon Monday, Feb. 10, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year's Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.
Lifeguarding course offered in Town of Tonawanda
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department is offering an American Red Cross lifeguarding course at the Town of Tonawanda Aquatic & Fitness Center Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, Feb. 21 (9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The cost for the class is $180.
State Board of Regents candidate Polka has main focus on students
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, Feb. 13, Niagara Falls High School will host a rescheduling of an education summit to discuss the impact of the Common Core Standards on New York state schools. One of the summit's key speakers will be Dr. Walter Polka, a Niagara University professor and former superintendent of the Lewiston-Porter Central School District.
Chili cook-off for Youngstown Library
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
A chili cook-off to benefit The Friends of Youngstown Free Library was held at Bandana's Bar and Grill on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2. Ten people made chili and brought it in to be tasted and voted on by a large and hungry crowd.
Town of Porter to fill positions
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Porter is currently looking for volunteers to fill available positions on the town's Recreation Commission and the Zoning/Planning boards.

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