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On the season finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance' ...
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:25 pm
Zack Everhart, Jessica Richens, Valerie Rockey and Ricky Ubeda, the top four on "So You Think You Can Dance," brought the competition to a new level as they each performed three routines plus a solo number in the hope of walking away with the coveted title of America's favorite dancer.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael" enters its 27th season in national syndication Sept. 1
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:25 pm
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" heads into its 27th season on Monday, kicking off a month filled with top-notch guests and great music.
Niagara University names 2014 teaching award winners
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:25 pm
Two Niagara University faculty members were recognized for the outstanding quality of their teaching. Ed Hutton, assistant professor of finance, was presented with the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, while Stefanie Wichhart, Ph.D., associate professor history, received the Innovation in Teaching Award.
Destino's offers great food specials this weekend to celebrate 10 years of business
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 03:30 pm
Destino's Pizza & Pasta is observing its 10-year anniversary at 3909 Creek Road, next to the Lewiston-Porter campus. Frank Destino, the owner, credits his family: wife, Francine; daughters, Jamah and Dana; and stepson, Anthony; with helping make the restaurant a success.
Higgins, City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls School District mark opening of new Gill Creek playground
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 08:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Cynthia Bianco and other community partners gathered to officially celebrate the opening of a new playground at Gill Creek Park.
State Department of Health awards county cancer services program to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 08:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been selected by the New York State Department of Health to administer the Niagara County Cancer Services Program.
Wheatfield Family Picnic memories
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Family Picnic on Sunday started out with a few tears.

After the flag-raising ceremony, the signs that will be placed at the Niagara Falls Boulevard and Lockport Road ends of Walmore Road naming that section of the road the Spec. Alan N. Dikcis Memorial Highway were unveiled.

Dollar day at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a special dollar day for Labor Day.
St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church plans festival
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church of the Greater Buffalo area will hold its sixth annual festival Sept. 5 to 7 at the church, 350 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda.
Dog Days at SPCA
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
People who love their dogs found plenty of kindred spirits at the Niagara County SPCA's annual Dog Days of Summer event last weekend.
Be dramatic at Ghostlight
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Ghostlight Theatre Drama Club for youngsters ages 7 to 13 and teens will launch Sept. 20, meeting for 10 consecutive Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m.
NWAA Wildcats win Lew-Port tourney
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Athletic Association Wildcats celebrated a win over the Wilson Jr. Lakeman, 17-0, at the annual Lew-Port Classic Tournament held Sunday, Aug. 24.
N-W administrators get shooter training
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:50 pm
School districts are not only responsible for the education of their students, but their safety, too. The school staff not only needs to know what to do in the cases of fire or severe weather, but how to handle suspicious packages, bomb threats, hazardous accidents and shooting incidents.
NU, Bonnies hoops contest this November
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:50 pm
The Niagara University men's basketball team will play the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at the First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo Saturday, Nov. 29, as part of the "Big 4 Classic" doubleheader with the University at Buffalo Bulls and Canisius Golden Griffins.
Residents protest Cobblestone Creek development
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:45 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board, already besieged by Quasar opponents, faced a new group in Town Hall on Monday as residents who live near the proposed Cobblestone Creek development came to voice their flooding concerns.
Applications available for Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:40 pm
The Niagara Electric Lights Parade committee is seeking bands, civic groups, businesses, schools, elected officials, candidates, first responders, churches, etc., to participate in this year's 10th annual parade on Military Road in the Town of Niagara.
Veterans' tax exemption discussed at school board meeting
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:40 pm
A Wheatfield veteran promoted the Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption at the Aug. 20 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting at Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Locals win at Niagara County Fair
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:40 pm
Several local riders were winners at the 2014 Niagara County Fair Horse Show.
WBA awards scholarships
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:30 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association awarded four scholarships during its May meeting at Westbys Pub & Grille. The 2014 scholarships were presented to Emily Belote, Joel Congi, Hannah Carrier and Jillian Wagner.
Grisanti names Jason Jaskula 'Veteran of the Month'
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Jason Jaskula as "Veteran of the Month."

A resident of the Town of Hamburg who served in the Army with the 165th MP Company and later with Criminal Investigation Command at Fort Knox, Jaskula is the eighth recipient of the monthly honor presented by Grisanti.

"I am pleased to recognize Sgt. Maj. Jaskula for his passion not only for serving our country, but for supporting other military veterans," said Grisanti, a member of the State Senate's veterans, homeland security and military affairs committees. "His tour and military career is filled with various awards and honors, and his work with the Buffalo City Court veterans program and the Department of Veterans Affairs location in Buffalo is to be commended."

Eternal Brothers Motorcycle Club supports Niagara Hospice
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
The Eternal Brothers Motorcycle Club stopped by Niagara Hospice recently to donate proceeds from its recent motorcycle run and basket auction to benefit Niagara Hospice patients and their families.
Carl Paladino of Ellicott Development to serve as guest speaker
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and the Lewiston-Porter Academy of International Business & Finance board of advisors will host a business "Blender" networking event Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
HARBORCENTER unveils retail plan
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel unveiled the project's retail plan, which will create upward of 10,000 square feet of new space by the end of the calendar year, and as much as 20,000 square feet of additional retail opportunity in the adjacent First Niagara Center over the next several years.
'AGT' semifinals continue as 12 more acts compete for America's vote
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
The "America's Got Talent" semifinals will conclude with a performance from rock band Maroon 5 during the live results show on Sept. 3 (9 p.m.). The chart-topping recording group will play "Maps," the most recent single from its upcoming fifth studio album, "V."
Mount St. Mary's to hold 5th annual 'CardioCraze' Saturday, Sept 13
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its fifth annual "CardioCraze" Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8-11 a.m. at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. The wellness walk incorporates Artpark, the neighborhood streets in the village, and Center Street. The event is open to the public and a fundraiser for the hospital's cardiology department.
Top 5 products for portable water for pups
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 07:00 am
Dogs are generally easygoing and fun-loving travel companions, and they don't usually require much in the way of coddling on trips. However, people who are constantly on the go with their pooches know that one must-have is a good source of fresh water - especially if they plan to spend a great deal of time outdoors with their pets.
'The Chew' is back with all new shows
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 07:00 am
ABC's "The Chew" is back with all new shows to get viewers ready for fall.
NYPA fishing pier at Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Plant reopens Sept. 5
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will reopen the popular free fishing pier and fish cleaning station at the base of its Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, with restrictions, on Friday, Sept. 5.
'The One with the Free Coffee': Central Perk opens in New York City to celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Friends'
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:50 pm
Something is brewing in New York this September, as Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Eight O'Clock Coffee join together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series premiere of "Friends" with a variety of unique experiences for fans and coffee lovers alike.
Convocation, concert, comedians, talks on tap for NU's new student orientation
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
Niagara University is going to great lengths to ensure its freshman class of students remembers its first week on campus for a long time.
Roster unveiled for 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
USA Hockey announced today the 42 players who will compete in the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center, home to the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.
New York Power Authority energy-efficiency projects in first half of 2014 to save taxpayers $4 million annually
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
During the first half of 2014, the energy-efficiency projects completed by the New York Power Authority at public facilities in various parts of New York will result in a savings to taxpayers of $4 million annually.

Improving energy-efficiency and reducing demand on the electric power grid are critical elements to achieving goals championed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to create a more resilient and flexible power grid, lower the state's carbon footprint and promote a cleaner and healthier environment for all New Yorkers.

The NYPA-completed energy-efficiency projects, from January through June of this year, were undertaken at 100 state and municipal facilities.

Lights to perform at Hard Rock Café Times Square as artist ambassador for Hard Rock's Pinktober campaign
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
Canada's acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and Juno Award winner Lights will perform a special show at Hard Rock Café New York in Times Square on Sept. 30, as the 2014 artist ambassador for Pinktober, Hard Rock's annual campaign for breast cancer awareness. The 18-and-over show begins at 7 p.m. and is free with RSVP.
Higgins presents family of WWII Army veteran Edward J. O'Donnell with military service medals
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
WWII Army Staff Sgt. Edward Joseph O'Donnell passed away Nov. 30, 1960, but his service to his country will always be remembered.
ZZ Top cancels performance at Seneca Allegany; Jeff Beck will still perform
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
Today, ZZ Top announced the cancellation of performances for the next few weeks due to longtime co-vocalist and guitarist Dusty Hill's injury. Hill slipped and fell on his hip Tuesday night on his tour bus, sustaining an injury that has required "immediate attention."
Niagara University ROTC cadets assist American Legion Boys State program
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
Eight individuals affiliated with Niagara University's ROTC program, including six cadets, spent a week in June assisting the American Legion Boys State program at SUNY Morrisville.
'Halloween Wars' scares up spine-tingling pumpkin displays in return to Food Network
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
"Halloween Wars" returns to Food Network for its fourth season, premiering Sunday, Oct. 5, at 9 p.m. Witness five teams, consisting of a pumpkin carving expert, a cake decorator, and sugar artist, as they battle it out over four episodes to create heart-stopping Halloween-themed displays, guaranteed to scare the daylights out of viewers.
UB Center for the Arts announces 2014-15 20th anniversary season
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces its 2014-15 performance schedule. This season marks the center's 20th anniversary and will once again offer a wide variety of programming.
ABC to air one-hour special, 'The ABC's of Schoolhouse Rock,' in celebration of beloved pop-culture classic
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
The ABC Television Network will relive the classic 1970s Saturday morning cartoons that taught history, math, science and grammar in living rooms across the country, during a one-night special, "The ABC's of Schoolhouse Rock," Sunday, Sept. 7 (7 p.m.).
Empire State Development approves $20 million to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:20 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors met Wednesday in New York City and approved $20.4 million in funding for 30 projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity in all 10 regions of New York. The projects will directly create 30 new jobs and enable the creation of hundreds more while also retaining more than 2,200 existing jobs.

These targeted investments will leverage more than $41.3 million in private and other public funding to support business expansions and regional tourism efforts, and projects designed to build a strong foundation for future economic growth and job creation.