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OUN recipient of $6,000 grant
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County chapter of NYSARC Inc., has announced receipt of a $6,000 grant from the trustees of the NYSARC Trusts to support recreational opportunities for more than 150 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities served by the agency who live in the community.
Niagara Hospice and Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center collaborate
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Niagara Hospice and Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center have announced a new collaboration that will provide a dedicated hospice unit in eastern Niagara County. The newly renovated unit located at Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Lockport will be named Rebekah's Pathway.
Pigskin platters, a 'Chewper Bowl' chili showdown, and perfect party food on ABC's 'The Chew'
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
"The Chew" is putting its own spin on the super Bowl next week, and "The Chew Search for the Weight Watchers Chef" continues.
Schneiderman announces settlement with Western Sky Financial, CashCall
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office reached a settlement agreement with Western Sky Financial LLC, CashCall Inc., WS Funding LLC, and their owners, Martin Webb and J. Paul Reddam, for violations of New York's usury and licensed lender laws in connection with personal loans they made over the Internet.
'60 Minutes': Jay Leno says he was 'blind-sided' when NBC gave 'The Tonight Show' to Conan O'Brien
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Jay Leno tells Steve Kroft he never saw it coming. The departing "Tonight Show" host says NBC's now-epic mistake of replacing him in 2009 with Conan O'Brien was a shocker that made him feel like a girlfriend had broken up with him.
Memorial dietitians earn designation as certified diabetes educators
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Two members of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's nutrition services team have earned designation as certified diabetes educators from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.
'Mork and Mindy' reunion: Pam Dawber to reunite with Robin Williams in an upcoming episode of 'The Crazy Ones'
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Pam Dawber will reunite with Robin Williams three decades after the series finale of their hit sitcom, "Mork and Mindy," when she guest stars on an episode of "The Crazy Ones," to be broadcast later this season.
Above and Beyond: 2014 fire company officers installed
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 05:25 pm
New York State Fire Training Instructor Mark Butler administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 11, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
GIFC officers installed
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 05:20 pm
Members of the Grand Island Fire Co. took their oaths of office to newly elected officer positions during ceremonies at fire headquarters Saturday, Jan. 11. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn-in.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Jan. 17, 2014
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 05:20 pm
The following incidents occurred from Jan. 6 to 12, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 38 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 58 calls so far this year.
Obit: Kathleen R. Hardman Jeffries
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 05:20 pm
Kathleen R. Hardman Jeffries entered into rest Jan. 9, 2014, of natural causes. She was a resident of Grand Island.
Grand Island Board of Education: Trustees meet in new professional development room
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 05:15 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Monday evening, Jan. 13, in the new Professional Development room in Grand Island High School. Part of the district's three-year multimillion dollar project, the former senior cafeteria has a new ceiling and lighting, three SMART boards, which are used for teacher and staff training, and some new furniture. The public premiere of the room is one of the many visible changes to the high school, including the STEM addition on Ransom Road where, despite last week's blizzard, work has progressed and is "on schedule," according to Vaughn Maracle of Campus Construction Management.
Obit: Dawn Webb Trivette
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 05:00 pm
Dawn Webb Trivette, age 76, of Guy Ford Road, Sugar Grove, N.C., passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014, at home.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Jan. 17, 2014
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 05:00 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 181 calls from Jan. 4 to 10. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Town of Niagara Goodwill drive
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:40 pm
The Town of Niagara is partnering with Goodwill Industries of Western New York to hold a community-wide donation drive from Monday, Jan. 27, through Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Town Hall parking lot on Lockport Road.
Spaghetti dinner and raffle fundraiser for St. Francis
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:40 pm
St. Francis of Assisi School, 70 Adam St., Tonawanda, will hold its annual spaghetti dinner and theme tray raffle from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
Town of Niagara makes commitment to Belden Center
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:35 pm
It took some verbal wrangling, but by the end of the Town of Niagara meeting on Tuesday, the Town Board officially agreed to direct new funding toward a drainage and sewer project in Belden Center.
Higgins to introduce legislation to encourage US homeownership by Canadians
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has prepared legislation that will ease the ability for Canadians to own a home and live in the U.S. while working in Canada. The bill is aimed at providing new economic opportunities for the Buffalo/Niagara region while giving Canadians affordable living options just over the border.

"From our automobile factories to sports franchises and vacation rental properties, to retail outlets, the economies of Western New York and Southern Ontario are already deeply connected," Higgins said. "This legislation only seeks to further advance the mutually beneficial and intertwined economies of our two friendly nations by welcoming Canadians as U.S. homeowners."

Athletes, actors, comedians, oh my! Celebrities gear up for first 'Chopped Tournament of Stars'
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:05 pm
With a $50,000 grand prize for charity on the line, celebrities from different walks of life compete in the ultimate "Chopped Tournament of Stars," premiering Sunday, March 9, at 9 p.m. on the Food Network.
Cuomo announces energy efficiency projects at 10 SUNY campuses
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a partnership between the New York Power Authority and the State University of New York to undertake energy efficiency measures at 10 SUNY campuses that will save the university system $3.5 million each year and contribute to cleaner communities.
The Band Perry to perform at Super Bowl XLVIII pregame show, 'NFL on FOX'
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:00 pm
Phillip Phillips and The Band Perry will perform as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII pregame show in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, Feb. 2, the NFL and FOX announced. The two acts will perform at the "NFL Tailgate Party," and part of each performance will be televised live on "FOX Super Bowl Sunday."
Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls among Buffalo History Museum's 'M&T Third Fridays Giants of Buffalo'
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:00 pm
The Buffalo History Museum has announced its second annual "Giants of Buffalo" discussion series featuring history-making individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in the fields of television and journalism.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey seeks district representatives
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:35 pm
Newly elected Lewiston Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey is seeking local individuals who would like to volunteer to be a representative of their district. There are 14 districts throughout the Town of Lewiston, and Brochey is looking for individuals who would like to be a representative of their district to bring concerns and problems to Town Board meetings.
Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree wired for sound on this week's 'NFL Turning Point'
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:35 pm
The stage is set for Super Bowl XLVIII, and "NFL Turning Point" breaks down how the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks punched their tickets to MetLife Stadium, with a brand new episode debuting tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
FOX announces 2013-14 'Fox Writers Intensive' finalists
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:35 pm
Fox Audience Strategy today announced the finalists for its third annual "Fox Writers Intensive," the company's advanced writer's platform designed to nurture experienced writers who have diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences.
Marty Biron joins HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey staff
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:30 pm
HARBORCENTER VP and Director of the Academy of Hockey Kevyn Adams has announced Marty Biron has joined the Academy of Hockey coaching staff, and will serve as its director of goaltending.
Editorial: Hacking and ID theft: Are you next?
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hacking involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the coming months due to more breaches of security at other stores is anyone's guess, says identity theft recovery expert Scott A. Merritt.
'Love on the Rocks' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
They're not related to the colorful lovebirds of Africa, but the Aquarium of Niagara's Humboldt penguins could be called "lovebirds." So as Valentine's Day approaches, the nine penguins will be featured in a special program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Niagara River Greenway Commission determines project consistency
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 02:40 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission has announced its vote on project consistency for the 37th round of projects submitted.
UB lectures introduce companies to START-UP NY
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 02:40 pm
The University at Buffalo will host a commercialization lecture series event Jan. 30 to introduce businesses and entrepreneurs to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's START-UP NY initiative, which creates tax-free zones for certain businesses in university communities.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara launches annual campaign
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 02:00 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has launched its annual campaign on Jan. 22 to ensure that everyone in Western New York has access to community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Ceretto on executive budget: Let's get it done
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 08:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, commented on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget address, saying it's important to deliver on the promises made and pass a fourth consecutive on-time budget.
Sabres recall forward Phil Varone
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 08:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Phil Varone from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. The team also announced it has assigned defenseman Brayden McNabb and forward Kevin Porter to Rochester.
Artpark invites schools, artists, groups to create fairy houses
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company is seeking schools, Scout troops, regional artists, community groups and families to create fairy houses for display at Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival. The popular event returns to Artpark Sunday June 8.
HARBORCENTER: IMPACT Sports Performance will operate high-performance training facility
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel has announced IMPACT Sports Performance will operate HARBORCENTER's 5,000-square-foot, high-performance off-ice training facility.
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives grant funding
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of two projects.
Cuomo: This year's budget is more than numbers
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 10:50 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 executive budget address Tuesday, outlining a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families.

"In the past, budgets in New York state have meant little more than out-of-control spending that catered to special interests and created a fiscally dilapidated and unhealthy New York. But over the last three years, with fiscal discipline and responsible policymaking, New York state has turned a $10 billion deficit into a $2 billion surplus and made the government work again," Cuomo said.

Cuomo deploys DFS mobile command center to West Seneca to help victims of recent flooding
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 10:50 am
Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo deployed the Department of Financial Services' mobile command center to West Seneca to help homeowners and businesses affected by recent flooding.
'Kohl's Cares' scholarship program nominations begin Jan. 31
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 10:50 am
The "Kohl's Cares" scholarship program is part of "Kohl's Cares," Kohl's philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Since the program began in 2001, Kohl's has recognized more than 19,500 kids with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. To learn more about last year's winners, visit

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