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Falls man charged in robbery of Sanborn business
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:50 pm
Kenneth McNeil, Jr., 25, of Niagara Falls has been charged in connection with the June 28, 2013, robbery of the Sanborn Family Mart Store on Saunders Settlement Road.
Buffalo's own Jester
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Jester the California sea lion.

Jester was born at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., in May 2002. He was a part of the U.S. marine mammal Navy program until December 2006, when he was transferred to the Aquarium of Niagara.

Storytellers share tales at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
Looking for something for the kids to do in February? How about taking them to the Aquarium of Niagara to listen to a story, or two. Beginning Feb. 1, each storyteller will share tales in their own special way. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Lecture on 'Tourist Cabins and Motels of LaSalle'
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
LaSalle PRIDE Inc., in conjunction with the LaSalle Library, will present a lecture on the Tourist Cabins and Motels of Historic LaSalle at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the second floor meeting room of the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave.
Zonta offers scholarship
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
Applications for the 2014 Zonta Club of Niagara Falls Inc. non-traditional student scholarship are now available.
AOH scholarship available for Niagara Catholic
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
Applications for the Ancient Order of Hibernians annual scholarship for Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School are now available at Niagara Catholic.
DiNapoli: Department of Agriculture and Markets allowing businesses to serve food without proper inspections
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
The Department of Agriculture and Markets is not keeping up with the demands of its inspection schedule, allowing thousands of food manufacturers, supermarkets, bakeries and other food-related businesses to operate without updated inspections, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Buffalo Zoo celebrates Valentine's Day this weekend
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a family Valentine's Day event this weekend, as part of the "Zooper Saturdays" series.
Class is back in session for Cooking Channel's docu-series 'The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz'
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
Four new aspiring chefs head to culinary school in the docu-series "The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz," premiering Tuesday, March 11, at 8 p.m. on Cooking Channel.
Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan to host Academy's Sci-Tech Awards
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
Actors Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Saturday, Feb. 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. They will present 19 awards to 52 individual recipients during the evening.
'The Biggest Loser' winner is revealed and season 15 contestants show off dramatic weight loss transformations in live finale
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
Season 15 of "The Biggest Loser: Second Chances" comes to a close as the 15 contestants reunite to show off their transformations, and the winner is revealed in the live finale, airing Tuesday, Feb. 4 (9 p.m.), on NBC. The participants will reveal their combined weight loss of more than 1,700 pounds.
Interfaith service honors WWII chaplains
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
VA Western New York Healthcare System will hold a memorial service for veterans, employees and the community at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, to honor four chaplains who lost their lives in an extraordinary act of heroism during World War II. Rabbi Allen Podet will deliver the keynote address in Freedom Hall at the Buffalo site, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Niagara-Wheatfield discusses fiscal stress
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
On the very bitter evening of Wednesday, Jan. 22, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting was held in front of a crowd of concerned residents.
Niagara Falls State Park announces Native American handicraft lottery
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:35 pm
Applications for the 2014 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).
'A Taste of The Niagara Region': Supporters added for 2nd annual 'Heart to Heart' fundraiser
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:00 pm
The list of restaurant and catering participants has grown on an almost daily basis for "A Taste of The Niagara Region," a family-friendly event set for Saturday, Feb. 8, from noon to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St.
Oishei Foundation gives $5 million to UB for School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' new building
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 07:00 am
The John R. Oishei Foundation has made a gift of $5 million to the University at Buffalo to support construction of the new UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital provides 'Pathways to Careers'
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 06:55 am
This year's "Pathways to Careers" internship partnership involving Mount St. Mary's, Niagara Catholic and Niagara University featured students Mackenzie Lozina and Ryan Prawel, both of NC. The pair is shown with the displays they created and exhibited in the hospital lobby as the final component of their project.
HARBORCENTER introduces (716) Food and Sport
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 11:00 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel unveiled plans for (716) Food and Sport, HARBORCENTER's 13,000-square-foot dining establishment.

"(716) will be dedicated to providing the best-in-class fan, food and sports experience," Koelmel said. "Our commitment to hospitality, quality and community will make HARBORCENTER a dining destination for residents of Western New York and Southern Ontario, as well as numerous visitors to the area."

Located on the corner of Scott Street and Washington Street, (716) will feature fare that is highlighted by Western New York culinary favorites, with an emphasis on locally produced ingredients.

National Grid to defer electricity supply increase due to unusually cold winter season
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 11:00 pm
National Grid has requested and received approval to defer upcoming increases in electricity supply prices for upstate New York residential and small business customers. The approval will help the company's upstate electricity customers better manage their energy costs during an unusually cold winter season.
Julien's Auctions star in new unscripted series 'Celebrity Home Raiders' on Lifetime
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:55 pm
Julien's Auctions, the auction house to the stars, will now be the subject of the new unscripted series "Celebrity Home Raiders" on the Lifetime Television Network. Celebrities welcome viewers into their homes for a trip down memory lane and an exclusive look into their lives and prized possessions in the all-new unscripted series, which premieres Thursday, March 6, at 10 p.m
Schneiderman announces settlement with EmblemHealth
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:55 pm
After an investigation uncovered widespread violations of New York law requiring health insurers to offer young adults continuation health coverage on their parents' policies, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today his office has reached a settlement with EmblemHealth Inc., a health insurance company that provides coverage to 3.4 million New Yorkers, through its Group Health Incorporated and Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York units.
Riviera Theatre has Blues Brothers, Beatles tributes, plus Queensryche
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:55 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents "The Official Blues Brothers Revue" on Saturday, March 8, at 8 p.m.
Ceretto passes legislation to ban 'convenience' animal devocalization
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto co-sponsored and passed legislation to ban "convenience" animal devocalization in New York. The procedure poses significant and unnecessary health risks to healthy animals and is done simply to silence more boisterous animals. Ceretto considers this an inhumane procedure to perform on a healthy animal.
Grisanti names Kevin Meehan 'Veteran of the Month'
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:55 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti is proud to announce Kevin Joseph Meehan Jr. is the first recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
Higgins calls for expedited timeline, flood resistant design for West Seneca bridge
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:55 pm
Following a Jan. 11 ice jam causing devastating flooding to homes in West Seneca neighborhoods, Congressman Brian Higgins wrote to New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald urging an expedited start date and redesigned structure for the planned replacement of the Route 240 bridge over the Buffalo Creek in West Seneca.
Academy rescinds original song nomination for 'Alone Yet Not Alone'
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:50 pm
On Tuesday night, the Academy's board of governors voted to rescind the Original Song nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone," music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel.
John Oates, Neil Innes join lineup of music and pop-culture experts at 'CBS News Live Experiences' - '50 Years: The Beatles'
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:00 pm
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Oates and comedic musician Neil Innes of "Monty Python" and The Rutles have joined the lineup of music and pop culture experts to appear at the first installment of "CBS News Live Experiences," "50 Years: The Beatles," presented by "Motown The Musical," to take place Sunday, Feb. 9 (6:30 p.m. ET), at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
Mount St. Mary's celebrates Heart Month in February
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will celebrate Heart Month in February with its annual lipid panel screening on Feb. 9, and continuing with a series of events that will culminate with a special educational presentation on Feb. 25.
'Today' in Sochi
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
"Today" will bid farewell to Studio 1A in New York, and once again bring the excitement of the Olympics to viewers at home. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist and Jenna Bush Hager will travel to Sochi, Russia, to host "Today" during the XXII Olympic Winter Games.
Niagara University Players present an all-student-run production of 'The Shape of Things'
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
From Feb. 21-23, the Niagara University Players will present an entirely student-run production of "The Shape of Things" by Neil LaBute. The show will be staged on campus in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall.
NYPA hosts civil rights exhibit in honor of Black History Month
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will host a special exhibit on civil rights in honor of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, beginning Feb. 3 at its Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant.
New CAM exhibit showcases artists, traditions, culture and community
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
"Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts" presents a journey across America through the lives of individuals whose creativity is rooted in their cultural identity and community.
Hilbert College hosts filmmaker Dawn Porter
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
Lawyer turned filmmaker Dawn Porter will present "Public Defenders: The Keepers of Civil Rights" as the keynote speaker during Hilbert's fifth annual Commemoration Celebration in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m. in Hilbert's Swan Auditorium.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer free diabetes prevention program at Dale Association
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer a free diabetes prevention program at the Dale Association beginning Jan. 23. This is an evidence based, 16-week program, designed to help participants reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.
Health Department, Department for the Aging collaborate to offer free chronic disease self-management workshops in Newfane and Wheatfield
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health, in collaboration with the Niagara County Department for the Aging, will offer free chronic disease self-management workshops throughout the county.
Author Anthony Antek to speak at Museum of disABILITY History
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Museum of disABILITY History welcomes its first speaker of 2014 for its ongoing "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series": Anthony Antek, author of "Bipolar Buffalo - A Mosaic of Minds Journey." His presentation, "The Bipolar Advantage: The Link to Creativity," will be held Friday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 3826 Main St., Buffalo.
NCCC scholarships are available for fall 2014 semester
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2014 semester.
International woodturning expert to visit Buffalo
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 06:55 am
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has partnered with internationally renowned Robert Sorby Tools of England to present a unique demonstration on woodturning. The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1-3:30 and 5-7:30 p.m., at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 5085 Transit Road, Buffalo.
NYPA trustees approve up to $2 million in funding for preliminary engineering for removal of section of Robert Moses Parkway
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:05 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved funding Tuesday of up to $2 million for preliminary engineering and environmental review for the first phase of the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project, which is intended to facilitate unimpeded pedestrian and bicycle access to the gorge rim from City of Niagara Falls neighborhoods abutting the Robert Moses Parkway while making possible the restoration of natural landscapes along the gorge.

"The Power Authority is happy to be able to help kick-start the initial phase of the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project," said John R. Koelmel, NYPA chairman.

Meet Chopper, the newest droid in the 'Star Wars' universe
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:00 pm
In "Star Wars," droids are always eager to help out their human masters, drop whatever it is they're doing when called upon, and sometimes even sacrifice themselves to save others. Right?

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