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Higgins stands with FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai in opposition to sports blackouts
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
Standing with Congressman Brian Higgins in Buffalo Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai announced his support for eliminating the FCC's sports blackout rule.
OUN: Talent show applications accepted through Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
All individuals age 14 and above with a developmental disability living in or attending school/program in Niagara County are invited to tryout for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara talent show.
Queen City Roller Girls qualify for Women's Flat Track Derby Association playoffs
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association has announced Queen City Roller Girls qualified as the No. 2 seed for the 2014 WFTDA Division 2 playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (Aug. 22-24).
First Niagara, Buffalo Bisons host a baseball clinic for local underserved children
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 01:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to provide a baseball clinic for children enrolled in the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program. The clinic will take place Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. until noon at Coca-Cola Field.
17th annual 'Celebrity Bartending Night' fundraiser at Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 01:20 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 17th annual "Celebrity Bartending Night" is set for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston The event will benefit more than 600 individuals the agency serves with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Niagara goes teal for ovarian cancer awareness
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 11:05 am
An unusual site will be seen in the Niagara region Friday, Sept. 5. WNY Ovarian Cancer Project is hosting a premier fundraising event called "Teal Niagara Falls - Teal the World" at the Top of the Falls Restaurant in Niagara Falls State Park. Niagara Falls will be colored teal to generate funds for ovarian cancer awareness programs and survivorship services.
Mount St. Mary's golf tournament raises $24,000
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 11:00 am
The Louis J. Fernandez Memorial Golf Tournament, coordinated by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, raised more than $24,000 this year at the Niagara Frontier Country Club.
'ARTsPARKed' offers music, food, theater and art ... with a twist
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 07:05 am
Live music, art vendors, food trucks, dance performances and art activities for children are just some of the happenings that will be a part of Artpark's new festival, "ARTsPARKed," on Saturday, Aug. 16.
Old Fort Niagara: 'War of 1812 Encampment' features night battle
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara's final summer event will take place Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend as the historic site presents its annual "War of 1812 Encampment." The highlight of the event is a Saturday night battle, which recreates the British capture of Fort Niagara in December 1813.
Annual Summer Cider festival pours into Niagara
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 07:00 am
Local cider lovers, rejoice: BlackBird Cider Works is pleased to announce the return of the Summer Cider Festival. The fourth annual event will be Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. at BlackBird Cider Works, 8503 Lower Lake Road, Barker.
'SYTYCD' has exclusive preview of Michael Jackson's never-before-seen music video for new single, 'A Place with No Name'
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:50 pm
This week on "So You Think You Can Dance," (Wednesday, 8 p.m., FOX), Michael Jackson's new single, "A Place With No Name," from this year's critically acclaimed, chart-topping album "Xscape," will be featured in the top eight group performance, as will a preview of the song's never-before-seen music video.
Audience crowns gourmet cowboy Lenny McNab winner of 'Food Network Star'
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 08:00 pm
The tenth season of long-running hit series "Food Network Star" concluded Sunday night with a viewer vote naming Lenny McNab of De Beque, Colorado, the winner of the grand prize: His own show on Food Network.
'Men in Blazers' join NBC Sports Group in new cross platform offering
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 04:00 pm
"Men in Blazers," featuring popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, are joining NBC Sports Group across television and digital platforms, it was announced today.
ECHDC announces plans to light connecting terminal grain elevator
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 04:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met and approved two contracts that will move forward and start construction on a permanent lighting installation at the Connecting Terminal grain elevator in Buffalo.
BBB tips for summer fair/festival purchases
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:15 am
August is the time for fairs and festivals. With many of these come cotton candy, fried foods, rides and out-of-town vendors and sellers. If you're thinking of making a purchase at the Erie County Fair or other county fair, at an arts and crafts event, the New York State Fair or other festival, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York wants consumers to consider these tips before your buy.
Winners of 'Teen Choice 2014' announced
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:15 am
The following were honored Sunday at "Teen Choice 2014," which aired live on FOX from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. This year, teens logged on to teenchoiceawards.com and cast more than 164 million votes in support of their favorite celebrities from film, television, music, sports, digital and fashion.
Nik Wallenda accomplishes major skywalk at 175th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:15 am
As the sun set on the midway Sunday, daredevil and high-wire artist Nik Wallenda eased his way along a 1,400-foot wire, 125 feet in the air, over the 175th Erie County Fair. Record-breaking crowds watched in anticipation as Wallenda navigated the wire, which was the size of a nickel in diameter, slowly and cautiously to the finish.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The purpose of this observance is to highlight the importance of immunizations, one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bring your favorite teddy bear to ride the carrousel at 'Teddy Bear Picnic'
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum invites children to bring their favorite teddy bear (or other stuffed animal) to the "Teddy Bear Picnic" from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Aug. 14.
Schneiderman and A.G.s of 29 states urge FDA to strengthen proposed regulation of e-cigarettes
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, together with the attorneys general of Illinois, Indiana, and Massachusetts, co-sponsored a letter submitted to the Food and Drug Administration that was signed by 29 state attorneys general.
Collins to host assistance to firefighters grant workshop
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
The office of Congressman Chris Collins will host an informational workshop where staff members with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide an overview of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
2014 Lewiston Art Festival winners
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 11:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed its 2014 Lewiston Art Festival winners.
NFHA's environmental leadership program has spots available for local youth
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Housing Authority invites children ages 12 and older to participate in its annual "Adventures in Environmental Leadership" program. This unique learning experience provides students with the opportunity to explore local waterways while learning about science and the environment.
Sun-protective clothing: Why it's worth it
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:10 pm
The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages people to enjoy the outdoors while still protecting themselves from the sun. One way to protect yourself is with clothing, which is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body. It's a great way to shield your skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, which account for 86 percent of melanomas and about 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers.
Collins helps secure $118,137 in grants for three local fire companies
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:05 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $118,137 in federal funding for three local fire companies. The local fire companies are the Depew Fire Co., the Bergen Fire Department and the Upper Mountain Fire Co.
Niagara County participates for second year in field trial of new oral rabies vaccine
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:05 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division will participate in a nationally coordinated effort to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies with 14 other states and Canada through dissemination of the newer rabies vaccine ONRAB.
Michael Madsen, Eric Roberts, Jon Van Ness and Barry Kivel shooting Q-4' in Western New York
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:00 pm
"Q-4" is the new, dramatic sci-fi thriller from A Little Late Films, Western Directives lnc., and Buffalo's own Bill Cowell (president, Buffalo Niagara Film Festival).
'Thunder on the Niagara' to be held at Gratwick Riverside Park
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt announced during a press conference the 2014 "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event will be "bigger and better" than the past eight years.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School teacher Poreda attends Space Academy
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 09:00 am
"Summer vacation" and "teacher" - when used in the same sentence these words typically produce responses varying from eye-rolling and head-shaking to exclamations of "Boy, it would be nice to have a job that gave me summers off."
First-ever CanAm Challenge draws 92 boats
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
On July 26-27, the Youngstown Yacht Club hosted the first-ever CanAm Challenge, a one-design and pursuit class event that emphasizes a friendly rivalry between the U.S. and Canada, with each country vying for bragging rights.
Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. new offering to end summer right
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
The Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co.'s legendary Field Days may be history, but its end-of-summer celebrations will continue, just in a new setting.
Mixed response to petition to dissolve LPD
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
A petition to dissolve the Lewiston Police Department into the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has received mixed reactions from residents, police and town officials.
Village of Lewiston has big plans for waterfront
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
The mayor recently met with business leaders and members of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and revealed plans to bolster Lewiston's waterfront. Collesano envisions additional parking, a recreation area, and a museum highlighting the village's transportation history.
Great Contraption Race an enjoyable success
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:55 am
The first-ever Great Contraption Race, held to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation of Lewiston, went off without a hitch last Saturday morning in the lower Niagara River waters between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Aug. 9, 2014
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:45 am
The following activity occurred Monday, July 28, to Sunday, Aug. 3, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 90 response calls during this period.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey names committee appointments, sets schedule
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey has announced his appointments for the new supervisor's/residents capital improvement advisory committee, as well as its meeting schedule for this month.
YYC Unlevel Regatta Aug. 15-17
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club will hold its first-ever powerboat Unlevel Regatta on Lake Ontario the weekend of Aug. 15-17.
Cheerleading competition part of Peach Festival
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club reports its cheerleading competition, an annual family favorite of the Niagara County Peach Festival, returns Friday, Sept. 5, at 5 p.m. to Academy Park.
Mark Daul: Rare sighting in Youngstown
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
Last week, I received an email from Mary Rochon Dorszynski who lives in the Village of Youngstown telling me she saw and photographed what she thought was an oleander hawk moth.
Go gray for elephants at Buffalo Zoo
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo invites guests to wear gray in honor of world elephant day. The Buffalo Zoo's August "Zooper Saturday" event had an "elephantastic" theme, and was so well-received the zoo will have additional activities on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Any zoo visitor who wears gray on that day will receive $1 off regular admission.
 


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