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Roster unveiled for 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
USA Hockey announced today the 42 players who will compete in the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center, home to the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.
Convocation, concert, comedians, talks on tap for NU's new student orientation
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
Niagara University is going to great lengths to ensure its freshman class of students remembers its first week on campus for a long time.
ABC to air one-hour special, 'The ABC's of Schoolhouse Rock,' in celebration of beloved pop-culture classic
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
The ABC Television Network will relive the classic 1970s Saturday morning cartoons that taught history, math, science and grammar in living rooms across the country, during a one-night special, "The ABC's of Schoolhouse Rock," Sunday, Sept. 7 (7 p.m.).
UB Center for the Arts announces 2014-15 20th anniversary season
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces its 2014-15 performance schedule. This season marks the center's 20th anniversary and will once again offer a wide variety of programming.
'Halloween Wars' scares up spine-tingling pumpkin displays in return to Food Network
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
"Halloween Wars" returns to Food Network for its fourth season, premiering Sunday, Oct. 5, at 9 p.m. Witness five teams, consisting of a pumpkin carving expert, a cake decorator, and sugar artist, as they battle it out over four episodes to create heart-stopping Halloween-themed displays, guaranteed to scare the daylights out of viewers.
Niagara University ROTC cadets assist American Legion Boys State program
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
Eight individuals affiliated with Niagara University's ROTC program, including six cadets, spent a week in June assisting the American Legion Boys State program at SUNY Morrisville.
ZZ Top cancels performance at Seneca Allegany; Jeff Beck will still perform
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
Today, ZZ Top announced the cancellation of performances for the next few weeks due to longtime co-vocalist and guitarist Dusty Hill's injury. Hill slipped and fell on his hip Tuesday night on his tour bus, sustaining an injury that has required "immediate attention."
Empire State Development approves $20 million to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:20 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors met Wednesday in New York City and approved $20.4 million in funding for 30 projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity in all 10 regions of New York. The projects will directly create 30 new jobs and enable the creation of hundreds more while also retaining more than 2,200 existing jobs.

These targeted investments will leverage more than $41.3 million in private and other public funding to support business expansions and regional tourism efforts, and projects designed to build a strong foundation for future economic growth and job creation.

NBC's 'Emmy' telecast delivers event's second-biggest overall audience in 8 years
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:00 pm
NBC's telecast of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards has generated the second biggest overall audience for an Emmys telecast in eight years, and equaled the second highest Emmy rating in adults 18-49 in seven years, according to official national ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
Bill Smitrovich talks 'November Man,' 'Life Goes On'
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 11:00 pm
Bill Smitrovich can be seen alongside Pierce Brosnan in the spy thriller "The November Man." Roger Donaldson, whom Smitrovich worked with on the JFK-Cuban Missile Crisis film "Thirteen Days," directed "The November Man."
Toto, Michael McDonald close 'Tuesdays in the Park' season tonight
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:20 pm
Toto and Michael McDonald will close the 2014 "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series tonight at Artpark in Lewiston.
CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town joins Darius Rucker to announce final nominees for 48th CMA Awards
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:15 pm
Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town will join CMA Award winner Darius Rucker Wednesday, Sept. 3, in New York City for the announcement of the final nominees for the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue in Lewiston Peach Festival Parade
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue volunteers will be walking in the Lewiston Peach Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 6. The parade begins at 11 a.m. near the Red Brick Municipal Building and proceeds down Center Street to the base of Academy Park.
Higgins not pleased about Buffalo Bills blackout
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response to the news the Buffalo Bills preseason game will be blacked out this Thursday and instead will be aired Friday:
The Niagara Area Foundation hosts 'Niagara County Solutions Forum: On-Ramps to Success'
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:15 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation is convening a community forum on Sept. 18. The "Niagara County Solutions Forum: On-ramps to Success" will bring together residents, local funders, as well as business and civic leaders to discuss the connection between educational preparation and workforce outcomes - known as the "cradle to career pipeline."
Shakespeare comes to Old Falls Street
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 11:45 am
A live performance of "E Tu Shakespeare?" will be presented on Old Falls Street's middle block Sunday, Aug. 31, beginning at 5 p.m. The play will be performed by the Shakespeare in Delaware Park Players of Buffalo. It is free and open to the public.
NTCC welcomes student tour operators with an 'Up Close & Powerful' look at Niagara USA
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 11:45 am
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. will host a "Post-SYTA (Student and Youth Travel Association) FAM tour" for tour operators attending the SYTA annual conference in Toronto this week. Immediately following the annual conference, Niagara USA will become the classroom for SYTA student tour operators from around the country Aug. 26-28.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 11:30 am
The Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks has announced the annual permit lottery for the 2014 pheasant hunting season will take place Friday, Oct. 3. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
The Real Barbers II keeps barbershop tradition alive
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 07:00 am
Kids needing a haircut before going back to school have a new old-school option.

The Real Barbers II has opened in the Grand Island Plaza, next door to M&T Bank and across from Adrian's Custard and Beef.

Grand Island High School: Summer school graduation day arrives
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 07:00 am
On a warm summer's afternoon, three young women and their families sat on folding chairs amidst the gardens of the Huth Road Elementary School courtyard. They were there Friday to receive their high school diplomas after spending hours working on academic areas of difficulty in summer school.
Playground ribbon-cutting caps 6 years of work
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Miracle League of Grand Island and WNY celebrated another high-water mark in the organization's brief history with Saturday's ribbon-cutting for a new playground in Veterans Park.
Piper Perabo, Nic Bishop talk 'Covert Affairs' summer finale, Annie and McQuaid
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 07:45 pm
Nic Bishop has done a wonderful job of bringing his "Covert Affairs" character, Ryan McQuaid, to life this season. It was only fitting, then, when the actor emulated McQuaid and snuck onto a conference call series star Piper Perabo was having with television reporters Thursday.
'Rising Star' names first winner
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 04:30 pm
America voted, and with an approval score of 76 percent, Jesse Kinch won "Rising Star" Sunday on ABC. Runner-up Austin French earned 61 percent.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Duff's Famous Wings make debut appearance at National Buffalo Wing Festival
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 04:20 pm
Thanks to one of downtown Buffalo's newest hotspots for entertainment, a cherished provider of chicken wings will take part in one of the country's most popular food festivals. Duff's Famous Wings, with support from Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, will make its debut at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, held Aug. 30-31 at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo.
Mark Daul: Winning a summer trifecta
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:20 pm
Betting on horses can be a lot of fun and exciting, even though I spent most of my life rejecting the thought until recently.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Aug. 23, 2014
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:20 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, Aug. 11, to Sunday, Aug. 17, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 104 response calls during this period.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Aug. 16, 2014
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:15 pm
The following activity occurred from Monday, Aug. 4, to Sunday, Aug. 10, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 85 response calls during this period.
Sheriff's Office honors K9 partners
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:15 pm
A K9 memorial dedication will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, to honor K9 partners killed in the line of duty and those that served the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Aug. 22, 2014
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:15 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 199 calls from Aug. 9 to 15. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Aug. 22, 2014
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:15 pm
The following incidents occurred from Aug. 11 to 17, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 36 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 949 calls so far this year, as compared to 941 at the same date last year.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Aug. 21, 2014
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:00 pm
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between Aug. 9 and 18.
Lockport: Newly remodeled retail store will shine spotlight on Goodwill brand
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 12:05 pm
Goodwill Industries of Western New York announced remodeling is underway on its Lockport retail store located in the Lockport Plaza at 282 S. Transit Road. The store is temporarily closed as Goodwill staffers complete the project in preparation for a grand re-opening on Thursday. The day will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m.
NU volleyball team serves NC
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University women's volleyball team volunteered their time Thursday at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School. The girls, joined by assistant volleyball coach Eric Buggs, helped with various tasks to get the school ready for its Sept. 4 opening.
Niagara University accepting registrations for fall continuing education courses
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its fall schedule of courses. Professional studies, certificates and credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
World-traveled culinary expert Oliver Wolf joins Seneca Resorts & Casinos as executive chef
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 07:00 am
A dash of world flavor is coming to the culinary offerings at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo. Oliver Wolf, a recognized chef in the industry with more than 25 years of experience around the globe, joins Western New York's award-winning casino resorts as executive chef.
Niagara Hospice takes 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 10:25 pm
With hopes to further the success of this great cause, the staff at Niagara Hospice accepted the "Ice Bucket Challenge."

More than 25 Niagara Hospice staff members agreed to be soaked with ice water Friday afternoon to raise awareness and funds for ALS.

MOPS is coming to Niagara County
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 10:15 pm
MOPS is starting a chapter in Niagara County at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls. The program will be held the first and third Tuesday of each month, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16 (9:15-11:15 a.m.).

Mothers of Pre-Schoolers is a program to meet the needs of every mom.

Search for next 'MasterChef' begins with open casting calls
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 10:15 pm
Host, executive producer and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot are in the midst of season five of America's No. 1 cooking competition show, "MasterChef." But beginning Saturday, Sept. 13, the "MasterChef" team will travel across the country to the following cities to search for America's best home cook for season six.
Star lineup set for MDA 'Show of Strength' Telethon Labor Day weekend
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 10:15 pm
The entertainment industry has once again joined together to lend support to the MDA "Show of Strength" Telethon, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The 49th broadcast of the television fundraising event will air in primetime, Sunday, Aug. 31 (9-11 p.m.) on the ABC Television Network.