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Academy launches its first digital video series, 'Academy Originals'
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:40 pm
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences launches a new digital documentary-style video series, "Academy Originals," which examines everything from the creative process, to the moments that changed the course of filmmaking, to the artists who are charting its future.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces five finalists in 'LIVE's Top Fitness Instructor' contest
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:40 pm
This morning on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced the five trainers chosen as finalists in the show's "LIVE's Top Fitness Instructor" contest.
Canalside concert featuring George Thorogood & Destroyers rescheduled
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:00 pm
Due to scheduling conflicts, the George Thorogood & The Destroyers ticketed concert originally planned for June 28 at Canalside in Buffalo has been rescheduled to Friday, June 27. Tickets purchased through TicketFly.com for the original date will be valid June 27.
Zamir Gotta visits Niagara Falls
Mon, May 19th 2014 03:50 pm
Russian producer, broadcaster and creative thinker Zamir Gotta visited Niagara Falls last weekend. Zamir, head of Gotta Media LLC, sampled local cuisine and toured world-famous attractions.
'24: Live Another Day': Mary Lynn Rajskub talks Chloe 2.0
Mon, May 19th 2014 01:15 pm
"24" fans were ecstatic when FOX announced it was bringing the show back for a limited-run series. They were elated Jack Bauer would return, once more, to save the day. And, they were, well, curious about Chloe's new look.
Zientara charged
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:40 am
The individual responsible for a daylong standoff in the Village of Lewiston was charged Sunday night with arson in the second degree.
Beach House repeats as 'Best Fish Fry' winner
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:20 am
For the second year in a row, Grand Island's The Beach House has won Niagara Frontier Publication's "Best Fish Fry" contest.
BBB call for scholarship entries: $21,000 in funds available for high school seniors
Mon, May 19th 2014 07:00 am
College-bound students are full of expectations. But many are worried when it comes to paying for their education. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is proud to again offer the Edward A. Schmidt Student of Integrity Memorial Scholarship, which honors students who exhibit high standards of ethical and honest behavior.
Lewiston standoff ends with house fire, suspect taken into custody
Sun, May 18th 2014 07:30 pm
A 12-hour standoff Sunday ended with a Village of Lewiston resident taken into custody. Leonard A. Zientara, 51, of 430 West Lane, surrendered himself to New York State Police after allegedly setting his house on fire.
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lopez headline 'LIVE With Kelly and Michael'
Sat, May 17th 2014 05:00 pm
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence talks about the new film "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips performs for the "LIVE" audience.
Corwin, local officials announce drive benefiting troops abroad
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:50 pm
In honor of the many brave troops serving this nation overseas, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin is partnering with Congressman Chris Collins, State Sen. George Maziarz, the Blue Star Mothers, Boy Scouts of America and a number of local grocery stores to collect items for care packages to send to the men and women stationed in remote areas around the globe. This inaugural "Support Our Troops" drive is open to the public to make contributions through May and June.

"As Memorial Day approaches, I am hopeful that our community will take time to reflect on the many freedoms that we have as Americans, and the price of that freedom, as we remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much to defend our way of life," Corwin said.

Sign up for safe boating
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:50 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 is offering "About Boating Safely" classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Officers Club of Fort Niagara in Youngstown.
Josh Groban to host with Brad Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris as panel of experts on ABC's 'Rising Star'
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:45 pm
Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Josh Groban, country music superstar Brad Paisley, pop music sensation Kesha, and hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris have signed on to ABC's "Rising Star," which premieres Sunday, June 22 (9 p.m.).
Global superstars will rock Monte Carlo at World Music Awards
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:45 pm
The 22nd edition of the international World Music Awards will air on Wednesday, May 28, from 8-10 p.m. on NBC, as well as 180 other networks around the world. The event will be held May 27 at the glamorous Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco.
Schneiderman releases report outlining urgent need to pass microbeads ban
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:45 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a new report prepared by his environmental protection bureau detailing the dangers microbeads - tiny plastic beads that are included in many commercial cosmetic products - pose to New York's waterways. The report, titled "Unseen Threat: How Microbeads Harm New York Waters, Wildlife, Health And Environment," highlights the need to pass the attorney general's Microbead-Free Waters Act, proposed earlier this year. This bill would make New York the first in the nation to ban the sale of products containing microbeads.
DEC announces fourth annual Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:40 pm
The fourth annual Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week will be held from May 18-24, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
Season's funniest video will be revealed from Walt Disney World Resort on 'America's Funniest Home Videos'
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:40 pm
Tom Bergeron shows off his Disney Side as he hosts the season finale of "America's Funniest Home Videos" from the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Sunday at 7 p.m. on ABC.
Buffalo Philharmonic honors military personnel at revamped 'Star Spangled Pops' concert
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic's Memorial Day tradition will get an updated twist this year. The BPO and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus present "Star Spangled Pops" at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, and at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, as part of the BlueCross BlueShield Pops Series.
New Dunkin' Donuts restaurant opens in Amherst near University at Buffalo campus
Sat, May 17th 2014 11:45 am
Dunkin' Donuts recently announced the opening of its newest Buffalo-area restaurant at 1280 Sweet Home Road in Amherst. A grand opening celebration offering gift baskets, giveaways and prizes for guests will be held Saturday, May 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
'Girls Night Out' fundraiser benefits WNY Ovarian Cancer Project
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, June 6, Dr. Juliana Marciniak is hosting the second annual "Girls Night Out" fundraiser, from 6-9 p.m. at Peak Performance Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 2625 Delaware Ave. This event will benefit the work of the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project.
Lew-Port presents $41.2 mil budget
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education will present a $41.2 million spending plan to the voters of the district Tuesday, May 20.
Porter Town Board hears it on beach access
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Never underestimate the power of speaking out at a Town Board meeting.
Youngstown Police reinstate ride-along program
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
For years, police officers in departments throughout Western New York have been struggling to build positive relationships with the public. By incorporating a ride-along program, many are hopeful, including Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds, that police can void the gap between what people think happens on a typical shift on patrol and what actually happens.
Bridgewater senior housing plan back to stage one
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston is taking a wait-and-see approach following Thursday's determination in State Supreme Court that now places the Bridgewater senior housing proposal back into the hands of the town.
Village of Lewiston: Collesano seeks re-election as mayor
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Terry C. Collesano has announced his candidacy as mayor for the Village of Lewiston.
Lewiston-Porter seeking host families
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School is in need of host families for its International Student Diploma Program.
Library fundraiser at Bandana's
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library invites the community to support its next fundraiser on Monday, May 19, at Bandana's Bar and Grill, 930 Lake Road, in Porter. The restaurant is giving 10 percent of the sales of meals eaten in the dining room and patio that day to the Friends to benefit the library. This includes breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
DuBell announces for Porter Town clerk
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Barb DuBell, appointed town clerk for the Town of Porter, has announced her candidacy for the office of Porter town clerk.
Village of Youngstown: Reynolds aims for another term
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
I am currently mayor of the Village of Youngstown and am seeking your support for re-election as mayor. Prior to my election as mayor in 2012, I served as deputy mayor and was elected as a trustee in 2008.
New York Rockin Revue to perform at LobsterFest
Fri, May 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Patrons at LobsterFest 2014 will enjoy freshly cooked Maine lobster as they take the "ultimate musical journey through the decades of rock and pop music," courtesy of headline performer New York Rockin Revue, pictured.
Town of Niagara: Town clerk becomes deputy supervisor
Fri, May 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Town of Niagara Town Clerk Sylvia Virtuoso was unanimously chosen Wednesday by the Town Board to be deputy supervisor and oversee town business in the absence of Supervisor Steve Richards.
'Click It or Ticket' campaign to begin
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
The number of fatal crashes doubled on Niagara County roadways from 2012 to 2013. One out of 10 drivers still refuses to buckle up.
Search continues for Lewiston resident
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Area law enforcement agencies are continuing their search for a Lewiston resident who was reportedly fishing in a boat in Lake Ontario Wednesday and failed to return.
Armed Forces Day at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
On Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day, Old Fort Niagara will offer free family admission to all active duty military and veterans from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On both days, visitors will see musket firings, 18th century skills demonstrations and have the chance to take a guided tour of the fort.
'Spring into Summer' raffle
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of Pekin Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a "Spring into Summer" raffle, Sunday, May 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn (one-quarter mile east of Schimschack's Restaurant).
Voting? For the birds?
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Audubon Society is launching an online contest that will allow supporters to vote on a locally inspired species of bird to feature in its new identity logo.
Alzheimer's Association offers free workshop
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.
'Baskets, Tunes and Food' benefits Christ the King
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Thurman Brothers band will perform on Sunday, May 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the "Baskets, Tunes and Food" event to benefit Wheatfield's Christ the King Preparatory Academy. The event will be held at the Brounshidle Post 3354 Delaware Ave, Kenmore.
Niagara-Wheatfield residents vote Tuesday on $64.6 million budget
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's annual budget vote and school board election will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Adult Learning Center at the high school, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.

On the ballot will be the district's proposed budget for 2014-15, a transportation proposition and a choice of six candidates for three open board of education seats.

Running for three-year terms on the board will be Dana Andrews, incumbent Christopher Peters, incumbent Richard Halleen, Gina Terbot, Dr. Daniel Haick and Darren Sneed. Previously announced candidate Danny Maerten recently withdrew from the race for personal reasons.

Thumbs down for Quasar's equate in Wheatfield
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday gave residents a chance to comment on the first draft of a local law amendment to ban equate, as well as a chance to meet and question both the environmental attorney and environmental consultant hired to help create the law.
 


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