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Advertising Club of Buffalo to host fifth 'Uber Bowl' Super Bowl commercial review
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Let's be honest, since the beloved Buffalo Bills haven't made it to the "big game" since Clinton was president, for many, the Super Bowl commercials have long garnered more interest than the teams battling on the gridiron.
Plenty of cold, ice in region
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
The first full week of January 2014 was a wild one as the much-anticipated polar vortex descended into Western New York. Weather conditions ranged from very heavy lake effect snows and blizzards in the Buffalo area to extreme cold, winds, ice and river shore flooding in Niagara County.
Big R announces return of sponsors for 2014
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway has announced the return of several sponsors for the 2014 season. With the 14th annual Hangover 150 in the books, Big R has set its sights on preparing for Friday, April 25, and the annual test, tune and time night. The 57th season opener is slated for Friday, May 2.

Mike Greenawalt and Investors Service Company will return for the upcoming season in several capacities.

Sno-Chiefs set state snowmobile safety course
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will hold a New York state snowmobile safety course this month. Course dates are Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 20 and 21, at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. Times are 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
NU to honor Scaffidi with bobblehead day
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University will recognize NU Hall of Famer Phil Scaffidi with a bobblehead day when the men's basketball team hosts Rider at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. The first 1,200 fans in attendance will receive a Scaffidi bobblehead.
'Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2014,' hosted by Boomer Esiason and Sarah Shahi, airs Jan. 29
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 10:00 pm
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2014" is an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote live on CBS.com for their favorite Super Bowl commercials. The special is hosted by Boomer Esiason and Sarah Shahi.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael's After Oscar Show' returns to Dolby Theatre, home of Academy Awards
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:55 pm
"Oscar Sunday" is the benchmark for Hollywood glitz and glamor, and the exciting culmination of the awards show season. But talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is extending that excitement one more day with "LIVE's After Oscar Show," its annual post-Oscars broadcast, airing live Monday, March 3, at 9 a.m.
Grisanti announces $700,000-plus for City of Buffalo pre-K programs
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:55 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti today announced the City of Buffalo has been awarded $741,220 through a competitive grant to expand the available number of slots for full-day pre-kindergarten programs.
Maziarz applauds legislation cracking down on puppy mills
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:55 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz is pleased to announce Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that will allow municipalities to regulate pet dealers so long as the local policies adopted are not less stringent than state law.
After demanding answers, Collins says volunteer fire depts. not subject to ObamaCare
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:55 pm
After pressing for answers for months, Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, said the IRS will not force volunteer fire departments to comply with ObamaCare's employer mandate.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at annual Martin Luther King celebration program at Kleinhans
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:55 pm
For the first time, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will join in the festivities at the annual Martin Luther King celebration program at Kleinhans Music Hall at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. The celebration is free of charge.
Gov. Cuomo signs legislation to strengthen oversight of pet dealers in New York state
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to help protect the health and safety of dogs and cats across New York state by authorizing local municipalities to adopt more stringent laws to regulate pet dealers.

"The legislation announced today is a win for those individuals and communities across the state that have fought for the health and safety of animals under the care of pet dealers," Cuomo said. "While existing state law will be upheld, today's legislation will give support to the many local municipalities that want to ensure stronger safeguards are in place to protect the animals in their communities."

Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Jan. 9, 2014
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:10 pm
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police Department between Sunday, Dec. 29, and Monday, Jan. 6. A total of 192 calls were answered during that time period.
Weather doesn't stop Wheatfield meeting
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:00 pm
Falling temperatures, wind, snow and ice brought many cancellations Monday evening, but the Wheatfield Town Board persevered, holding its annual reorganization meeting and a short regular meeting.
Discuss old-time reading material
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:00 pm
"What did people read at home long ago?" will be discussed when the Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY meets at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Wheatfield Community Center.
Students help refugees enjoy first holiday in U.S.
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield teachers Lori Pruyn and Nicole Pasceri decided to give their students a lesson on the true meaning of the holidays. They told them about some new residents in the Buffalo area, many who had to flee their country with little more than the clothes on their backs to escape to a safer country.
Jaenecke earns Eagle Scout rank
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:00 pm
Wheatfield resident Daniel Jaenecke has become an Eagle Scout thanks to helping his mom.
Riviera offers rock to flicks
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:00 pm
Upcoming events at the Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, include:
Center for the Arts receives $83,200 grant from Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has received a grant of $83,200 from Roswell Park Alliance Foundation quality of life committee. The funds will provide four artist stipends in the center's Arts in Healthcare Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, now in its sixth year.

The program includes six professional artists in residence, who bring their specialized art forms and skills to patients at Roswell Park.

Keeping the homeless warm
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
The second annual Operation Warmth took place on Saturday, Jan. 4, with a total of 434 items including coats (212), hats and gloves distributed. The distribution targeted homeless veterans and those in need in the City of Niagara Falls.
Six common-sense academic resolutions for 2014
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
The new year provides a great opportunity to review the first half of the school year and set some new academic goals for the rest of the school year ahead.

We encourage our children to make New Year's resolutions to improve academic performance, but there are plenty of resolutions parents can make that will go a long way toward supporting their children over the second half of the school year.

Children's book explores Lewiston's Underground Railroad
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
"Johnnie's Adventures: Lewiston's Underground Railroad," a new book, is aimed at teaching children and adults the story of slavery and its connections to Lewiston. Each page of text includes historical annotations. Children can follow the adventure on the map on the back cover designed by BeauDesigns.
Higgins announces partial refunds for customers affected by Direct Air bankruptcy
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal bankruptcy judge approved a settlement that would reimburse approximately 26 percent of each Direct Air claimant's entitlement. Checks will be distributed over the next several weeks.
Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo: Additional speakers and activities announced
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, to be held Jan. 24-26 inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., is providing attendees the opportunity to learn from the pros as Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, co-founders of Bass University, head two panel discussions throughout the weekend.
Chris Hemsworth to join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Thursday for Oscar nominations
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:40 pm
Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the 86th Academy Awards nominations Thursday, Jan. 16.
Dr. Sulaiman joins staff at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:40 pm
Rosalind Nolan Sulaiman, M.D., has joined the primary care team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and will begin seeing patients of all ages at Grand Island Family Practice, 1801 Grand Island Blvd., Feb. 10.
Collins pushes legislation to repeal change to military retirement benefits
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, is co-sponsoring legislation that cuts the retirement benefits for members of Congress and redirects those funds to military retirement benefits.
DEC proposes regulatory changes to prevent introduction of aquatic invasive species at boat launches
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing new regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species at DEC boat launches, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.
Deadline approaching for college students to apply for FASNY
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
In 2011, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York unveiled a historic educational initiative called the "Higher Education Learning Plan," or "HELP." This statewide community college tuition reimbursement program is geared toward recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters throughout New York. Today, FASNY announced the deadline for firefighters to apply for the spring 2014 semester is Feb. 1.
Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on Target security breach
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement in response to the latest news regarding last November's Target data breach.

"The news that Target has discovered a breach involving 70 million customers is deeply troubling. Consumers in New York and around the country expect and deserve companies that protect their personal information when they shop on their websites and in their stores."

Higgins announces National Endowment for the Arts grants awarded
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded grants to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.

"I am proud of Western New York's thriving arts community," Higgins said. "At a time when so many arts organizations face the threat of funding cuts, it is encouraging to see support for these programs that do so much to enrich our region."

Higgins encouraged by 'Beyond the Border' progress report
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the House committees on homeland security and foreign affairs, said he is encouraged by progress made through the historic "Beyond the Border" agreement between the U.S. and Canada, and is pushing for a continued commitment to improving the flow of goods and people across the border as a means to foster economic growth.
American Red Cross, Dunkin' Donuts launch annual 'Give a Pint, Get a Pound' campaign
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:00 pm
For the seventh year, Dunkin' Donuts and the American Red Cross are teaming up for the "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign, which provides a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee to donors at Red Cross blood drives.
Buffalo Stars to expand footprint to Falls
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Stars hockey organization will expand its footprint in the 2014-15 hockey season with the formation of the "Buffalo Stars North" or Niagara Falls Stars.

The Stars will form multiple organization house league teams in the squirt, peewee, bantam and midget levels. In addition, the Stars will offer a beginner/learn to skate hockey program.

Demus, former Lewiston supervisor, dies
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 05:30 pm
Richard F. Demus of Lewiston, a former town supervisor, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
CBS, dick clark productions announce multiyear broadcast agreement for 'Hollywood Film Awards'
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 01:30 pm
CBS and dick clark productions announced today a multiyear broadcast television agreement for the Hollywood Film Awards, beginning this year. The event, founded by Carlos de Abreu, honors excellence in filmmaking and is traditionally seen as the official launch of the Hollywood awards season with some of the world's biggest talent in attendance.
Olympians Apolo Ohno, Lolo Jones guest star on 'Biggest Loser'
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 01:30 pm
"The Biggest Loser" contestants are off on the adventure of a lifetime in a special Winter Olympic-themed episode, where they'll train like champions at Utah Olympic Park and meet Olympic athletes Apolo Ohno (an eight-time medalist) and Lolo Jones.
Two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan to join NBC Olympics in Sochi
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 01:15 pm
Nancy Kerrigan, a two-time Olympic figure skating medalist who capped her career with a silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Games, will join NBC Olympics for its 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia.
Tyler Florence returns in new season of 'Food Court Wars'
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 01:15 pm
Host Tyler Florence returns for the second season of "Food Court Wars," premiering Sunday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network.
Pre-Olympic special 'Shaun White: Russia Calling' set to air Saturday, Jan. 25
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 01:15 pm
NBC is set to air "Shaun White: Russia Calling," an inside look at how the gold medal-winning snowboarder is preparing for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and how he maintains his competitive edge.
 


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