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'New Politics', 'Magic Man' rock 'Big Game Bash'
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
While most of America watched Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show with Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers, a select group of alternative rock fans in the Buffalo area were given a different music selection.
The Como and The Polish Nook: Niagara Falls' best-kept secrets
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
Niagara Falls has long been considered a tourist destination because of its natural wonder of the world. This area also continues to expand in the retail industry and is visited by people from all over the world. But, the best-kept secret in Niagara Falls is the abundance of family-owned restaurants.
Valentine's Day programming offers marathons for all
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
Heads up lonely people, Valentine's Day is coming up fast. If you can't find a date, you may need a backup plan.
Our favorite '90s television stars return
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
The 1990s are coming back, full swing this year. Our favorite nineties shows will bring us back to the times of oversized sweaters, side ponytails and our favorite TV star crushes. "Full House" and "Seinfeld" will return to television this year. The beloved Matthews family of "Boy Meets World" will also be returning in a sequel "Girl Meets World".
Who says the cold is 'snow' fun?
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
The coldest days of the year are approaching us and have the community feeling down. Take advantage of the snow, take these tips and grab your friends and have fun in the snow!
Grammy winner Bruno Mars takes the stage at this year's Super Bowl
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
Bruno Mars blew everyone's mind at this year's Super bowl. The 5'5" singer had a lot of big shoes to fill, but in more ways than one, including the large performance by Beyoncé at last year's half time show, he did.
Super Bowl Ads: Are they worth millions?
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
A loud room filled with anxious fans awaiting the coin toss and kick-off. Flashing lights, chanting, and small conversation turned silent. Eyes glued to the television while Bruno Mars shares the stage with The Red Hot Chili Peppers in an old-school-style performance.
Amy Thielen, Damaris Phillips return to Food Network's daytime lineup
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 07:00 am
Food Network's March menu kicks off with new seasons of "Heartland Table" and "Southern at Heart."
Fan favorite 'Psych' to conclude after eight seasons, Wednesday, March 26
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:10 pm
USA has announced its original scripted comedy series "Psych" will end its successful run after eight seasons on Wednesday, March 26, at 9/8c. The "Psych After Show," a one-hour live show featuring a Q-and-A with the entire cast and show creator Steve Franks, will follow it at 10 p.m.
Higgins addresses importance of Great Lakes at DC Summit and on House Floor
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the bipartisan Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, discussed the importance of the Great Lakes from both an environmental and economic standpoint at a Washington, D.C., summit and on the House Floor.
'60 Minutes Sports': What's crucial ingredient for NASCAR success? It's the pits
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:00 pm
In a sport where their performance has to be 12 seconds or less, every tenth of a second can make the difference between victory or defeat. That's why NASCAR pit crews are so important to auto racing, and why teams like Hendrick Motorsports are using athletes from college programs to make their pit crews the best they can be.
Health Foundation for Western and Central New York awards grant to new 'Get Well/Stay Well' program
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a two-year, $156,000 grant by the Health Foundation for Central and Western New York to support "Get Well/Stay Well," an innovative program to serve Niagara County seniors.
David Letterman interviews Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for 'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles'
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:00 pm
David Letterman interviews Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for a special interview to be featured in "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles," Sunday, Feb. 9 (8 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.
Grisanti recognizes National Women and Girls in Sport Day
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:00 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti today recognized National Women and Girls in Sport Day, which marks the importance of sports participation in the lives of girls and women.
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards to air on NBC Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:00 pm
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions will present the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan 11, 2015. Hosted by Golden Globe Award winners Tina Fey and Amy Poehler - for the third year in a row - the ceremony will air on NBC live coast-to-coast at 8 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
UPDATED: Lewiston Village Pub changing hands
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 01:35 pm
The popular Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant will soon have a new owner or owners.

Ken Scibetta and Ed Webster, owners of the restaurant/bar, released this statement on Facebook:

Rebekah's Pathway opens in Lockport
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 01:20 pm
Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center and Niagara Hospice held a grand opening for Rebekah's Pathway Feb. 4. Rebekah's Pathway is a new collaboration between Niagara Hospice and Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center that provides the first and only dedicated hospice unit in eastern Niagara County.

"We have had a positive working relationship with Niagara Hospice for a number of years, and both organizations have a strong sense of pride and a desire to honor our similar values," said Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center CEO/Administrator Eugene Urban.

Niagara County issues driving advisory motorists urged to avoid unnecessary travel
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 01:20 pm
Niagara County has issued a driving advisory resulting from extreme winter weather and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's declaration of a state of emergency, Legislature Vice Chairman Clyde L. Burmaster announced.
Niagara County government suspends operations
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:45 pm
Niagara County has suspended non-emergency-related operations during the course of New York's declared state of emergency, Legislature Vice Chairman Clyde L. Burmaster and County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz announced in a conference call with agency directors.
Cuomo announces launch of America's largest business plan competition
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of the largest business competition in the U.S. Details for the Buffalo competition, as well as its new brand, 43North (, were revealed at a press conference at One Canalside, a newly rehabbed building overlooking the transformative new construction along Buffalo's waterfront.
CVS Caremark to stop selling tobacco at all CVS/pharmacy locations
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:40 pm
CVS Caremark announced today it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by Oct. 1, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.

"Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," said Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark. "Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose."

NFL partners with CBS on 2014 'Thursday Night Football' package
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:40 pm
The NFL will team with long-time broadcast partner CBS to produce and televise "Thursday Night Football" for the 2014 season, it was announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, CBS Corp. President and CEO Leslie Moonves, and CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus.

CBS will air eight early season games that also will be simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network will also televise eight late-season games in the run-up to the playoffs. The mix of games will include 14 on Thursday nights and two late-season games on Saturday.

Rachel Frederickson loses 155 lbs. to become 'The Biggest Loser'
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:30 pm
Rachel Frederickson, a 24-year-old voice-over artist from Los Angeles, became "The Biggest Loser" and won $250,000 in Tuesday night's live season 15 finale on NBC. Frederickson started the show weighing 260 pounds and lost 155 pounds. She weighed in at finale at 105 pounds and lost 59.62 percent of her body weight.
Maziarz: Independent Health will continue to cover Medicaid beneficiaries in Niagara County
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, has announced Independent Health agreed to renew its contract with New York state to offer Medicaid Managed Care, known as MediSource, in Niagara County.
Niagara Catholic ready for Mardi Gras auction
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 11:35 am
Sean and Doreen O'Connor, chair couple for the 2014 Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction, stop by to admire baskets and donations put together by Cindy Williams, Patti Rougeux, Jane Macri and Maureen Olson.
NTCC encourages visitors, residents to write 'Love Letters to Niagara USA'
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:20 am
"Love Letters to Niagara USA" is an anthology of reflections on places and people in Niagara County, by local residents or visitors to the region.
Niagara Falls Memorial, Heart Center of Niagara to 'Go Red for Women' on Friday
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:05 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara will celebrate National Go Red for Women Day on Friday.
Memorial Medical Center to celebrate Black History with health fair, luncheon program
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:05 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor the contributions of African-Americans to U.S. and local history with a health fair and luncheon Friday, Feb. 21.
Higgins recognizes World Cancer Day on House Floor
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, took to the Floor of the House of Representatives to recognize Tuesday as World Cancer Day - a time to raise awareness about the impacts of cancer worldwide, and to come together to work toward a cure.
Grisanti pleased Senate passes Public Assistance Integrity Act
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:00 am
The New York State Senate passed the Public Assistance Integrity Act (S966) Tuesday. Sen. Mark Grisanti co-sponsored the legislation. This is the third consecutive time it has passed the State Senate.
Higgins introduces Social Security Administration Accountability Act
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke from the House Floor Tuesday to introduce the Social Security Administration Accountability Act - legislation that would require the Social Security Administration provide adequate justification before closing any field offices.
New York State Senate passes Public Assistance Integrity Act
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:00 am
State Sen. George Maziarz has announced the Public Assistance Integrity Act (S.966) was approved Tuesday in the State Senate by a margin of 53-4.
'Psych': Timothy Omundson and Maggie Lawson reflect on stellar eighth season
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 08:10 pm
Long before fans found out there wouldn't be a ninth season of "Psych," one thing was certain about season eight: This year has been nothing short of a victory lap for the USA Network's hit comedy.
Ceretto, Maziarz join NFTA to call for fair transportation funding
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto and State Sen. George Maziarz, both Republicans, joined the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority at the Capitol Monday to highlight what the called an unfair distribution of transportation funding in the executive budget.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $245,570 in funding for projects in WNY
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board announced Monday it has recommended $245,570 in funding to two Western New York enterprises: Living Green Insulation on Buffalo's east side, and Eden Valley Growers in Eden. In total, the latest projects recommended for funding awards are expected to create 35 jobs and result in investments by project applicants of $1.29 million.

The recommendations will be considered by the New York Power Authority board of trustees at its Feb. 25 board meeting.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes employee of the quarter
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
Virginia Wolbert, director of the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center since it opened in 1987, was recently named the employee of the quarter.
Pharrell Williams to perform on Oscars telecast
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
Singer-songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams will perform his Oscar-nominated song "Happy" at the Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced.
Nile Rodgers joins CBS News live experiences event "50 Years: The Beatles," Feb. 9
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, guitarist and songwriter Nile Rodgers will join the eclectic panel of experts to appear at the first-ever "CBS News Live Experiences" event, "50 Years: The Beatles," presented by "Motown The Musical," to take place Sunday, Feb. 9, (6:30 p.m.) at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
NIMAC recognizes graduates of 2013 Niagara Commanders program
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council recently recognized nine regional leaders for successful completion of the organization's Niagara Commanders program.
Olympic curling gold medalist Kevin Martin to join NBC Olympics
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:20 pm
Kevin Martin, a two-time Olympic curling medalist who skipped Team Canada to the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games, will join NBC Olympics for its 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage, it was announced Monday.

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