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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?
Ceretto: Education summit rescheduled for Feb. 13
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced the education summit originally set for Jan. 6 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. inside Niagara Falls High School. The summit had to be postponed due to blizzard conditions in Western New York.
NBC set to air 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Monday, Aug. 25
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:00 pm
The 66th Primetime Emmys are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25, live coast-to-coast (8-11 p.m. ET), from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
Higgins applauds NYPA action on Robert Moses Parkway project
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, applauded action by the New York Power Authority board of trustees to approve $2 million toward a project to remove portions of the Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls.

NYPA funding will pay for engineering and environmental clearance for phase one of the Robert Moses Parkway project, officially called the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project, which extends from NYS Route 104 (Main Street) to Findlay Drive in Niagara Falls. According to the agreement, NYPA will pay for:

'M&T Third Fridays' presents: 'A "Lively" Night at The Buffalo History Museum'
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 12:25 pm
On Friday, Feb. 21, Western New York history will come to life during "M&T Third Fridays: A 'Lively' Night at The Buffalo History Museum." Admission is free all day, and a full program of history-related activities and entertainment will take place from 6-9 p.m.
State Labor Department releases preliminary December 2013 area unemployment rates
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 12:25 pm
The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for December 2013.
GasBuddy study finds best day for motorists to fill up
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 12:20 pm
A GasBuddy analysis released today tracked trends over the past four years showing what day of the week saw the cheapest gasoline price.
Mount St. Mary's Foundation names officers for 2014
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:15 am
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation has announced its officers for the 2014.
Oscars to celebrate 75th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz'
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:05 am
This year's Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," a best picture nominee in 1939, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.
NHL Stadium Series sets viewership records across NBC and NBCSN
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:05 am
The NHL Stadium Series matchups from iconic venues in Los Angeles and New York this past weekend set viewership records across NBC and NBCSN, continuing NBC Sports Group's strong NHL ratings this season.
Mental health advocates back budget proposals that reinvest state hospital, Medicaid savings to grow community supports
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:00 am
More than 600 New Yorkers with psychiatric disabilities and community mental health providers braved the bitter weather today to urge state legislators in Albany to support what they called one of the largest single increases in community-based mental health services in state history.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls double-header
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:00 am
Come watch the Queen City Junior Roller Girls take on the Enchanted Mountain Juniors, followed by the Suicidal Saucies and the Alley Kats going head-to-head on the track in their first bouts of the season.
KeyBank and partners offering free federal tax return prep in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 07:00 am
On Feb. 8, KeyBank is partnering with Belmont Housing Resources of Western New York to host its annual "Super Refund Saturday" event in Buffalo. The event will take place at Belmont Housing Resources of Western New York, 1195 Main St., Buffalo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ceretto sponsors legislation to strengthen equal pay protections for women in the workplace
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is the primary Assembly sponsor of stand-alone legislation designed to strengthen equal pay provisions for women in the workplace. As the primary sponsor of the equal pay bill in the Assembly, Ceretto will work diligently to push this legislation through the Assembly and the Senate and onto the governor's desk to be signed.
Niagara USA Chamber reveals Chamber Honors award recipients
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber proudly presents the Chamber Honors 2014 annual dinner Friday, March 14, at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. This year's honorees are:
Three flood recovery assistance bills pass Senate
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 05:30 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz has announced three bills he is co-sponsoring to provide financial assistance to municipalities and residents affected by excessive flood damage in Niagara County in the early summer of 2013 were approved today by the New York State Senate.
Syfy's hit series 'Helix' shatters channel records
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 04:55 pm
Syfy's new hit series "Helix" continued to set channel DVR records, leaping 82 percent among Adults 18-49 (1.34 million), 74 percent in Adults 25-54 (1.55 million) and 64 percent in total viewers (3.0 million) for the premiere Jan. 10 - the largest increases ever for a Syfy scripted series in L7 viewing.

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