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A.G. Schneiderman offers tips to consumers affected by dramatic power bill increases
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is offering tips to those who have been affected by increased electrical bills. According to media reports and data collected from customers, electric rates for National Grid have gone up, on average, 60-75 percent this winter and spring, compared to the same timeframe last year. The attorney general's office continues to receive numerous consumer complaints about high electric bills.
UB hosts Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts and the University of Florida Center for the Arts in Medicine announce the seventh annual Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive, to be held Aug. 4-15 in Buffalo at the Center for the Arts.
First Buffalo Jr. Sabres Golf Tournament scheduled for July 7
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres have announced the first Buffalo Jr. Sabres Golf Tournament will take place Monday, July 7, at Westwood Country Club in Williamsville.
'Top Chef' packs its knives and heads to Boston for season 12
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
Bravo Media has announced, in partnership with the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning culinary competition series "Top Chef" will travel to Boston for the series' 12th season.
'Freshman year'
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 08:25 pm
It has been said that college is the best four years of your life. As students, we are told to make the best of them; we're told to have fun, learn, and make lasting friendships. The first year must be the most important. It practically determines how the three years after it will play out.
'Spider-Man 2': Amazing ... or not?
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 05:00 pm
Get your web-shooters ready: The sequel to the successful reboot of the Spider-Man trilogy "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is set to hit theaters Friday, May 2.

The original "Spider-Man" movie, which was released May 3, 2002, and directed by Sam Raimi, grossed $403,706,375. Its reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man," which is directed by Marc Webb and opened July 3, 2012, grossed only $262,030,663.

Higgins honors Holocaust National Days of Remembrance on House Floor
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor to recognize the week of April 27 as the Holocaust National Days of Remembrance.
Ceretto votes for domestic violence protections
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto voted Tuesday in favor of new protections for victims of domestic violence.
Susan Conners to speak about Tourette syndrome at Museum of disABILITY History
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
As part of its "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series," the Museum of disABILITY History welcomes Susan Conners, author and president and founder of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater New York State.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue visits Grandpaws Pet Emporium Saturday
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, 784 Center St. (near the corner of North Eighth Street), Lewiston. Meet Joey, Hal, Sally and Penny, and get information about the adoption process, animal care, upcoming meetings and events.
New York Power Authority shines light on sun safety
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
The New York Power Authority's "Sensational Saturday: Staying Safe in the Sun" event will be held May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Niagara Power Vista, the visitors center at the Niagara Power Project.
May is American Stroke Month
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 07:00 am
During American Stroke Month in May, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, asks all New Yorkers to learn two things that may save a life.

Stroke is the most preventable cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds, yet 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

According to the American Stroke Association, knowing if you are at risk for stroke is critical, because many risk factors can be modified and controlled. The No. 1 stroke risk factor is high blood pressure.

Grammy Award winner Gwen Stefani named coach on season seven of NBC's 'The Voice'
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10 pm
Internationally acclaimed solo artist and No Doubt singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani has been named a coach for the upcoming seventh season of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."

Stefani and new coach Pharrell each set to perform on Monday, May 5

Collesano wins Republican caucus
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 10:45 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano will represent the Republican Party in the June 17 election. The incumbent took 56 of 77 votes in Tuesday's caucus, defeating challenger Jamie Symmonds.

"I accept your nomination; thank you," Collesano told a crowd of almost 100 inside the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium.

'Star Wars Rebels' trailer debuts worldwide on 'Star Wars Day,' Sunday, May 4
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
The rebellion begins this Sunday. The trailer for the upcoming animated series "Star Wars Rebels" will premiere in a global, multiplatform debut on "Star Wars Day," Sunday, May 4 - also known as "May the 4th Be With You," the unofficial fan-driven holiday celebrating "Star Wars."
Niagara University hosting Empowering Volunteers Conference
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free community preparedness conference Saturday, May 17.
NU commencement honorees include two Pulitzer winners, hospitality leader
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
A pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and a hospitality magnate will address Niagara University graduates during commencement ceremonies taking place in the Gallagher Center May 8 and 10.
WNY legislators seek to stop private lobbyists from getting public pensions
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, and Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo, today announced their joint efforts to advance legislation that would restrict private lobbyists from obtaining pensions through the New York state and local retirement system.
Hunting or trapping of wild boars in New York now prohibited
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:05 pm
A new regulation that prohibits hunting or trapping of free-ranging Eurasian boars in New York State was formally adopted, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Monday. The regulation is designed to ensure maximum effectiveness of DEC's statewide eradication efforts.
'Grease' is the word: FOX enrolls at Rydell High with Paramount Television's 'Grease Live'
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
Get ready to do the hand jive as FOX enrolls at Rydell High with "Grease Live" (working title), a live, three-hour production of the massively popular crossover musical "Grease."
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $1.7 million in funding for WNY projects
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board announced it recommended $1,720,000 in funding to three Western New York enterprises: We Care Transportation Services, Nexus Natural Gas LLC and Innomotive Solutions Group LLC.

In total, the latest projects recommended for funding awards are expected to create 128 jobs and result in investments by project applicants of $23.25 million.

Two of the projects recommended are related to energy. The WNYPPAB Act stipulates 15 percent of funds need to be dedicated to energy projects. The recommendations are expected to be considered by the New York Power Authority board of trustees at its May 20 board meeting.

Coming up on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of A-list celebrities, theme weeks and musical performances that Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan will host throughout the coming weeks.
Leadership Niagara hosts Leader of the Year event
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
Leadership Niagara will host its annual awards luncheon and celebrate its 30th anniversary on Wednesday with 250 Western New York leaders in downtown Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Kiwanis Spring Fling 'One Mile Race for Kids' winners announced
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
The winners of the 19th annual Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild Spring Fling "One Mile Race for Kids" are ...
Lewiston: Mount St. Mary's Hospital formalizing affiliation with Catholic Health
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10 am
Catholic Health, Ascension Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center have agreed in principle to formalize a comprehensive agreement to have Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Niagara County become a full member of the Catholic Health System.
Historic Riviera Theatre to dedicate completion of marquee restoration and improvement project
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:05 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center will officially dedicate the completion of the iconic marquee's restoration and the venue's improvement project Friday, May 2, at 10 a.m. State and foundation officials who were key funding sources of the project will be on hand along with state and local elected officials, theater staff, board of directors, volunteers and local businesses.

The public is welcome to attend; the theater will be open to the public after the ceremony.

'Warehouse 13' goes out on top
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 06:00 pm
Not every show gets to end on its own terms, nor does every cast get to bring closure to its characters. "Warehouse 13" was fortunate enough to conclude its five-year run in a manner its showrunner and stars said was gratifying for them, and will be satisfying to fans of the "thrilleromedy" (thriller-drama-comedy).
Rubinek reveals what made 'Warehouse 13' a hit
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 06:00 pm
Saul Rubinek, who plays Artie, the gatekeeper of secrets on "Warehouse 13," recently revealed the secret of his show's success. He told BTS the Syfy series was successful for five seasons because its showrunner, Jack Kenny, was on set.
'Warehouse 13' stars reflect on five stellar seasons
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 05:55 pm
"Warehouse 13" impressively accomplished much in five seasons.

It was a ratings hit at a time when sci-fi shows are hit-and-miss with viewers. The show's writers wonderfully blended action, drama and comedy into storylines that were suitable for any audience type - families included.

ACM, CBS announce servicemen and women, performing with country stars on 'ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops'
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 01:35 pm
The names and information of the servicemen and women from the United States Armed Forces who performed on stage with some of the biggest names in country music during "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops" were announced Monday.
Grisanti names Joseph Chudoba 'Veteran of the Month'
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 01:35 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently announced Joseph Gregory Chudoba as the fourth recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
Op-ed: Taking a regional approach to Niagara County tourism
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 11:20 am
Becker Farms has been in the local tourism business for more than 30 years. As a fully operational farm, we offer a family-friendly experience, including a petting zoo, strawberry and apple picking and various other hands-on activities throughout the year. But for a good majority of the time we've been in business, our visitors are primarily members of the local community.

However, in the last decade, we have seen an emergence in visitors who are coming to see Niagara Falls and have added a side trip to Becker Farms and eastern Niagara County to their itinerary.

This is the result of the hard work of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. as it continues to promote all of Niagara County, including eastern Niagara County.

Season five of 'MasterChef' fires up Monday, May 26, on FOX
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 11:00 am
Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for season five of the culinary smash hit "MasterChef," premiering Monday, May 26 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
'Dancing In The Street' tour heads to North Tonawanda
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
Summer's here and the time is right for "Dancing In The Street." The music and dance tour will make a 2 p.m. stop at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, on Wednesday, June 18. Tickets, priced at $25 and $35, can be purchased by calling The Riviera Theatre at 716-692-2413.
Higgins presents family of Montford Point Marine William H. Givens with Congressional Gold Medal
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
In a special ceremony, Congressman Brian Higgins and members of the United States Marine Corps presented the family of Montford Point Marine William H. Givens Jr. with the Congressional Gold Medal for his service during World War II.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' calls on kids to be heroes at their favorite state park
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
Spider-Man, star of Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," visited Riverbank State Park to encourage youth to "Be a Hero" at their favorite New York state park and register to volunteer Saturday, May 3, for "I Love My Park Day."
Selena Gomez, One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Taylor Swift, Zendaya among winners at Radio Disney Music Awards
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:50 am
Selena Gomez, One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Taylor Swift and Zendaya were among the winners this weekend at the Radio Disney Music Awards, a celebration of music's most popular young artists as voted on by kid and tween fans.
Aretha Franklin, Heart, Styx, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles: Artpark reveals final outdoor acts
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark announced the final performers in the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series 2014 season lineups Monday morning. The list includes:
Lewiston Public Library May programs, events
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of May.
Discover 'History in Your Backyard'
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 07:00 am
Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit seven locations for one price. "History in Your Backyard" participants will receive a commemorative passport that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants.
 


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