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Sign up for Sheriff's Community Police Academy
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:25 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the Sheriff's Community Police Academy will be held at the Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara St. Ext., Lockport, beginning Feb. 27.
U.S. House Soccer program arrives in Wheatfield
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:20 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics has introduced an approved U.S. House Soccer development program in Wheatfield.
Wheatfield Seniors trips
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:15 pm
Town of Wheatfield Seniors announces the following road trips:
Town of Niagara: Richards gets new judge in case
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:15 pm
A hearing in the case against Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards has been delayed until next month due to a change in judges.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:15 pm
In recognition of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Niagara County Department of Health Cancer Services Program urges women to talk to their doctors about getting screened for cervical cancer.
Niagara County Department of Health offers diabetes prevention program
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer a free diabetes prevention program at the Dale Association beginning Jan. 23.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Jan. 10, 2014
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:00 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 150 calls from Dec. 28, 2013, to Jan. 3, 2014. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Grisanti sends request to Skelos for education investment tax credit to be included as part of final 2014-15 state budget
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:35 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos requesting Senate Bill S4099, better known as the education investment tax credit, be included in the 2014-15 state budget.
Ceretto pushes tax relief plan to open 2014 legislative session
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:25 pm
During the opening week of the 2014 legislative session, Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, pushed his Western New York tax relief plan. The plan, which calls for doubling the STAR property tax exemption and a 2 percent income tax cut, would deliver about $2,000 in tax relief to the average Western New York middle-class family.
Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain to present awards at Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:25 pm
The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced Jensen Ackles, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Jessica Chastain, Don Cheadle, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Sir Ben Kingsley, Nia Long, Kellan Lutz, James Marsden, Jared Padalecki, Margot Robbie, Julia Roberts, Ian Somerhalder, Isaiah Washington and Marlon Wayans will present awards at this year's Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.
Higgins vows to fight closing of Amherst Social Security office
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is pledging to fight a plan by the Social Security Administration to close its field office in Amherst.
Bishop Malone announces revitalization of Catholic elementary schools
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Three years of exhaustive research, collaboration and consultation culminated Wednesday with the announcement by the Diocese of Buffalo of the implementation of "Faith in Tomorrow," the strategic vision for Catholic elementary schools.

The Very Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, said the diocese and The BISON Fund are collaborating on a plan to fund new scholarships for students who have applied to transfer out of low-performing Buffalo elementary schools.

"We are involved in preliminary discussions with the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund regarding a scholarship program, which could potentially increase Catholic school enrollment and positively affect the future of our elementary schools," Malone said.

'24: Live Another Day' books Benjamin Bratt
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt has joined the ranks of "24: Live Another Day," the new event series starring Kiefer Sutherland. Bratt will portray Steve Harris, the head of CIA operations tracking Jack Bauer (Sutherland) in London.
'Coffee & Conversation Night' at Niagara Catholic
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host a "Coffee & Conversation Night" Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the school cafeteria.
NU men's hockey team to honor namesake of Suneel's Light Foundation for his courageous battle with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Suneel Ram, a sophomore at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, and the inspiration and namesake of Suneel's Light Foundation, will be honored by the Niagara University men's hockey team before their game Sunday. As part of a special on-ice ceremony, Suneel will be recognized for his extreme courage and strength fighting Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Guest speakers, community service activities highlight MLK celebration at NU
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Niagara University will present a full slate of service and awareness activities beginning Sunday, Jan. 19, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
86th Oscars: Academy Award nominations announced
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 11:55 am
And the nominees are ...
Niagara Now: Niagara Eater says eat like a (Italian) local in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 02:10 pm
What you eat is where you are - and there's no better way to know a destination than through its food. Niagara USA is home to 800 farms, 20 wineries, one brewery and even a cideria, so it's no wonder that our culture has seeped into some of the best eateries around.
Sabres to sell 'Ott's Otters' to benefit Buffalo Zoo
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will sell a limited number of special edition stuffed otters, known as "Ott's Otters," with an autograph from Sabres forward Steve Ott. The stuffed otters, each one wearing an Ott jersey, come with a card autographed by the Sabres captain. All proceeds will directly benefit the Buffalo Zoo.
Civil War field music comes to Lewiston
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:40 pm
The Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, corner of South Fifth and Cayuga streets. The event is free and open to the public.
Calling all Lewiston 'Knit-Wits'
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:40 pm
The Lewiston "Knit-Wits" group will meet once a month at the historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St., beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.
BBB warns job seekers of LinkedIn posers and red flags
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:35 pm
Looking for a new job? Many people use the start of a new year as motivation to secure their dream position. Are you one of them? If the answer is yes, BBB serving upstate New York has some job-seeking advice.

One way to learn about new job opportunities and develop relationships with potential employers is through the social media channel LinkedIn. This is a very useful tool for job searching, but with many job seekers using LinkedIn to market themselves to potential employers, scammers also are finding ways to exploit the site by posing as recruiters.

Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers celebrates 22 years in business
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:35 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers, a leading education-based child care provider, is celebrating 22 years of building a "Doodle community" of happy children, happy parents and happy children both inside and outside the centers.
Niagara University outreach office sets town hall meetings to gather community input
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:35 pm
ReNU Niagara, a community outreach arm of Niagara University, seeks resident input to identify priorities that will help shape the future of the program.
Oscar.com goes behind the scenes of nominations with first installment of exclusive 'Inside The Oscars' video series
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:35 pm
With nominations coming tomorrow, Oscar.com is unveiling a complete digital roadmap to all things "Oscar Sunday," providing fans with exclusive insider access to The Oscars before, during and after the show. The site is live now with:
'A Taste of the Niagara Region' at Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's annual 'Heart To Heart' fundraiser
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, from noon to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church social hall, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Sabres Steve Ott reminds shoppers not to text and drive during 'It Can Wait' event
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:00 pm
Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott will make a special visit to the AT&T retail store in the Walden Galleria Sunday to sign autographs and, more importantly, spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving.
Niagara County Health Department, Department for the Aging collaborate to offer free chronic disease self-management workshops
Wed, Jan 15th 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.
'da Blue' food truck debuts in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 09:50 pm
The Blue Lantern Lounge, located at 6120 Seneca St., Elma, has announced a new venture that will reach beyond its current brick and mortar location. The new "da Blue" food truck will burst onto the scene in early February, taking a unique "street eats" menu direct to the downtown Buffalo lunch scene.
City of North Tonawanda to receive 2013 Construction/Repair Project of the Year from American Public Works Association - Western Branch
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:10 pm
ity of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has announced the city will be awarded the 2013 Construction/Repair Project of the Year by the Western New York Branch of the American Public Works Association. The award is for the renovation project of the Gratwick Riverside Park Marina, which began in 2012. Phase one of the project was completed in 2013.

Michael Marino, PE, of CRA Infrastructure and Engineering Inc., was the design engineer for this initiative, and submitted the project for consideration by the awards committee.

Higgins announces $165.7 million in federal budget bill for border agents
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the federal budget bill, released late last night, includes an increase of $220.4 million in funding for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Higgins urges support for Veterans' Records Reconstruction Act
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the House Floor in support of H.R. 3397, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Lois Capps, which would create guidelines for authenticating a veteran's record through unofficial sources.
Heart, Jay Leno, Kevin Costner among star-studded entertainment this spring at Seneca Casinos
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
During a mere 17-day span this spring, the two Seneca Casino resorts will be home to one of the world's premier classic rock bands, a leading country singer-songwriter, one of the most successful comedians in history, one of the most powerful rock voices from the 1980s, and an accomplished actor/director who leads a side band.
Niagara Catholic students compete on 'It's Academic'
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Senior students Danielle Rosini, Lauren Preti and Maria Sciarrino, pictured from left, recently represented the high school on the television show "It's Academic."
AMSOIL Championship Snocross Racing returns to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram - the world's premier professional snowmobile racing circuit - returns to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel for two days/nights of high-octane racing action Feb. 7 and 8, with the running of the Seneca Allegany Casino Air Force Snocross.
Sweethearts celebrate along Niagara Wine Trail
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
Treat your sweetheart to local wines and chocolate during the Niagara Wine Trail's "Be Mine with Wine" event Feb. 14-16.
WNED ǀ WBFO seeking nominations to honor WNY's unsung heroes
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto has launched a new multimedia initiative that recognizes area citizens who are contributing to the betterment of the community.
John Legend, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to perform at Grammys
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 07:55 pm
The latest performers announced for The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are current Grammy Award nominees John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, as well as nominee Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - who, as members of the Beatles, will receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Oscars to celebrate movie heroes
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 07:55 pm
The 86th Academy Awards will be a celebration of movie heroes, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced. Offering their first preview of the upcoming Oscar broadcast, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the producers said the show will honor big-screen real-life heroes, super heroes, popular heroes and animated heroes, both past and present, as well as the bold filmmakers who bring them to life.
Blackhawks-Bruins, Crosby-Ovechkin on NBCSN'S 'Wednesday Night Rivalry'
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 07:55 pm
The return of the "NHL Game of the Week" on NBC, featuring a rematch of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, round two of Sidney Crosby (Sochi Olympics Team Canada member) and Alex Ovechkin (Team Russia) on "Wednesday Night Rivalry," and 56 Sochi Olympians highlight nearly 30 hours of hockey coverage across NBC and NBCSN this week.
 


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