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New York Power Authority undertaking $13 of modernization of visitors centers
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in Western New York, Northern New York and the Northern Catskills, to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
Caleb Johnson is crowned new 'American Idol'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:50 am
"American Idol XIII" came to a rock-tastic close Wednesday as wild child Caleb Johnson was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Johnson, 23, from Asheville, North Carolina, emerged as America's top choice following Tuesday night's extremely close vote.
Fans have a chance to be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:45 am
In a special video message from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of "Star Wars: Force for Change," a brand new "Star Wars" initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.
Village of Lewiston taking steps to clean Center Street
Wed, May 21st 2014 01:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has started efforts to spruce up Center Street.

At Monday's Village Board meeting, Marianne Gittermann, chairwoman of the Lewiston Beautification Commission, read a laundry list of chores her group has begun, in cooperation with the village's Department of Public Works.

Niagara County, NTCC ink 3-year tourism promotion deal
Wed, May 21st 2014 11:05 am
Niagara County lawmakers approved a three-year pact Tuesday with the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., the publicly funded tourism promotion agency operated under a joint agreement between the county and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls.
'The Voice': Josh Kaufman wins
Wed, May 21st 2014 11:00 am
Josh Kaufman was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" Tuesday night, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season six.
'Dancing With The Stars': Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy take home mirrorball trophy
Wed, May 21st 2014 10:55 am
After nine weeks of competitive dancing spanning a variety of styles from the cha cha to the foxtrot to the Viennese waltz and beyond, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were crowned the "Dancing With The Stars" season 18 champions on the season finale Tuesday on the ABC Television Network.
Memorial names Vicki Smith director of women's services
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
Vicki Smith, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, EFM-C, has been appointed director of women's services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Her appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced by Memorial Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Krolewski, RN, BSN.
Memorial Day alert: BBB warns military supporters of possible scams and fake charities
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
May is National Military Appreciation Month, culminating on Memorial Day, which is a time to honor those who have lost their lives in active military service. Unfortunately, it's also become the time of year when scammers target those who serve or have served this nation. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is urging people to be on the lookout for deals that seem too good to be true and for possible fraudulent charities.
Niagara County lawmakers set new tone on contract talks
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
Signaling their impatience with unresolved contract negotiations between the county government and the unions representing county employees, Niagara County lawmakers will instruct the county's negotiating team to begin conducting regular closed-door briefings on the progress of talks.
NBC wins primetime television season in 18-49
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:00 pm
NBC has won the 2013-14 primetime television season in adults 18-49, its first season-long win in 10 years. NBC has delivered a 2.7 rating for the season, the network's highest average in four years, according to "most current" viewing data from Nielsen Media Research with three nights left to count in the traditional September-to-May season.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces Stacie Starr as winner of 'LIVE's 2014 Top Teacher Search'
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:55 pm
This morning on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced Stacie Starr from Elyria, Ohio, was chosen as the winner of "LIVE's 2014 Top Teacher Search."
Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2014 tournament
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
A prominent pediatrician and a local business executive have been named chairpersons of the 23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic. The annual fundraiser for the medical center is Tuesday, June 3, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Higgins announces House passage of bill awarding Gold Medal to Borinqueneers
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced House of Representatives approval of H.R. 1726, a bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers.
truTV announces star-studded slate of guest judges for new series 'Motor City Masters'
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
truTV has unveiled the slate of guest judges and competition themes for the first season of "Motor City Masters," the search for America's next great car designer.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel welcomes iconic Budweiser Clydesdales May 25
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:45 pm
The world-famous "gentle giants" will make an appearance in Niagara Falls this Memorial Day weekend. The eight Budweiser Clydesdales, complete with a hitch, carriage and Dalmatian dog, will be available for public viewing and photos outside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25.
'Teen Choice' returns Sunday, Aug. 10, live on FOX
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:00 pm
Summer can't get here soon enough for "Teen Choice 2014," airing live from UCLA Pauley Pavilion Sunday, Aug. 10 (8 p.m.), on FOX. The annual special celebrates the year's "choicest" teen icons in film, television, music, sports, comedy, fashion and the Web.
CBS wins season in total viewers for sixth straight year
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:00 pm
CBS will win the 2013-2014 season in viewers for the sixth consecutive year and 11th out of the past 12 seasons, according to Nielsen most current ratings through the week ending May 18.
HAL speaker to present information on Lockport's Flight of Five restoration
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
It's been a challenging undertaking, but stabilization and restoration efforts are underway for the historic Flight of Five locks in Lockport. On Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., the Historical Association of Lewiston will offer a program about the three generations of Erie Canal development, and the resulting construction, demolition and restoration of three eras of Erie Canal locks designed to enable navigation over Niagara's indomitable escarpment.
Niagara Catholic seeking host families
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking host families for several foreign exchange students from Vietnam, China and the Philippines for the 2014-15 school year. Students from Vietnam and China will come to Niagara Catholic through a program with Niagara University.
Car wash/hot dog sale fundraiser for 'Hurricane Sandy' cleanup
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
The United Baptist-Christian Church of Lewiston is having a car wash and hot dog sale Sunday, May 25, to raise funds to send a group of adults to New Jersey in July to assist in the continued rebuilding of communities affected by "Hurricane Sandy."
Development Disabilities Awareness Day celebrates 26 years as largest conference of its kind in U.S.
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:50 pm
The 26th annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Dunkin' Donuts announces return of 'Iced Coffee Day' to greater Buffalo area
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:50 pm
Dunkin' Donuts is inviting Buffalo-area residents to get ready for summer with the return of "Iced Coffee Day." On Wednesday, May 21, $1 from every cup of iced coffee sold at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the greater Buffalo area will directly benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Carrie Underwood honors soldiers with song written specifically for 'ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops'
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:45 pm
Carrie Underwood, an 11-time Academy of Country Music Awards winner, co-penned a song specifically for the Academy's military tribute show, "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops." Her performance of the song "Keep Us Safe" will debut during the concert event, which will be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves applications for assistance for 3 projects that will generate $7.5 million in capital investment
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:45 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has approved applications for assistance from Reid Petroleum Corp., Irr Supply Centers Inc. and 765 Fairfield Place LLC.

"It's always a positive sign when a company makes an investment in existing infrastructure as it usually means the company is here for the long-term," said Henry M. Sloma, NCIDA chairman. "In this instance, all three of the applicants are making significant financial investments, which will result in a positive economic impact throughout Niagara County - especially in terms of job retention and new job creation."

Miller takes command of 107th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:45 pm
New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. Deanna Miller, a Youngstown resident, took command of the 70-member 107th Airlift Wing's Logistics Readiness Squadron. She replaces Lt. Col. Kenneth Anderson who retired in April.
'Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure' at UB
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:40 pm
Feld Entertainment Inc., producers of "Disney On Ice" and "Disney Live!," is bringing top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in "Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure."
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.).
 


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