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Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski to serve as event reporters during NBC's Super Bowl XLIX pre-game coverage
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:45 pm
NBC Sports' popular figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will join NBC's Super Bowl XLIX pre-game show to offer their unique take on the big game and the events surrounding it, NBC Sports announced today.
Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo join Nigel Lythgoe at 'So You Think You Can Dance' judges' table
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:45 pm
World-renowned choreographer, performer, singer and songwriter Paula Abdul and singer/songwriter/dancer Jason Derulo will join Nigel Lythgoe at the judges' table, alongside returning host Cat Deeley, for the 12th season of "So You Think You Can Dance."
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael's' top-rated 'After Oscar Show' returns
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:45 pm
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" will continue its awards season tradition with the fourth edition of "LIVE's After Oscar Show," airing live in national syndication at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23
Gavin DeGraw joins musical lineup for 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:00 pm
NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today the full lineup of performers and judges for The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant, airing Sunday (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.
'I Love New York' announces launch of mobile app, TV ad promoting New York tourism
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 04:25 pm
Empire State Development's Division of Tourism today announced the launch of a new, free "I Love New York" mobile app to promote New York tourism.
NCCC, Hotel Niagara enter 5-year agreement to provide housing for Culinary Institute students
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 02:05 pm
Representatives of Niagara County Community College and the owner of the historic Hotel Niagara have executed a five-year lease to allow students to occupy three floors of hotel rooms at Hotel Niagara starting in January 2016 for a period of five years.
Higgins advocates for increased infrastructure funding
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of increased funding for infrastructure. He said infrastructure investments within the U.S. are vital to continue to provide safe and efficient means for travel and commerce.
'Grimm' to support Portland's Ohsu Doernbecher Children's Hospital with 'Grimmster Endowment'
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
The cast and crew of NBC's hit TV drama "Grimm," which is set and filmed in Portland, Oregon, are supporting OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital with the establishment of the "Grimmster Endowment."
Certificate program in applied urban ministry offered at NU
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
A community outreach program leading to a certificate of applied urban ministry will again be offered this spring at Niagara University.
Ndaba Mandela visits NU to reflect on grandfather's legacy
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
A standing-room-only crowd welcomed the grandson of Nelson Mandela to Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum Tuesday.
Red Cross calls for blood donors as unique as the patients they help
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply.
Ceretto comments on 2015 State of the State/executive budget proposal
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, observed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2015 State of the State/executive budget proposal, which outlined the governor's agenda for this upcoming session.
Reactions to Sheldon Silver's arrest
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 12:55 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday morning on federal corruption charges.
NBC Sports Group presents 25 hours of coverage of world's largest collector car auction this weekend
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
NBC Sports Group's 2015 coverage of the Mecum Collector Car Auctions begins this weekend from the Kissimmee car auction, the largest collector car auction in the world, debuting today on NBCSN.
#WhatTheHelix
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 08:35 pm
The second season of "Helix" debuted Friday with two "what the hell?" moments the Syfy Channel imaginatively hashtagged #WhatTheHelix.
TV stars working in Toronto offer high praise for city, crews, attractions
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 04:05 pm
What do "Suits," "Beauty and the Beast," "Orphan Black" and "Defiance" have in common?
Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It announces region's first all-female 'hackathon'
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It has announced the region's first all-female "hackathon," "GDI Hacks." The event, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 7 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.), will be one of the first events to take place in the newly constructed 43North incubator at 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Buffalo City Mission achieves $2.3 million goal for 'One Mission, One Hope' fall fundraising campaign
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission announced today its "One Mission, One Hope" fall 2014 campaign reached its $2.3 million goal to help raise crucial funds necessary to sustain the agency's critical programs and services that help the region's homeless population.
Schneiderman: Settlement with fraudulent vacation package scammers who targeted consumers, posed as major U.S. airlines
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office reached a settlement with Vacation Tours USA Inc., a Florida-based firm, and its principals, Henry J. Armand and Tony J. Armand, over a false advertising scam targeting consumers across New York.
New Cornerstone Ice Arena site for Eastern Conference Showcase
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The National Junior Prospects Hockey League has announced the Eastern Conference Showcase will be held Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24, at Cornerstone Ice Arena in Lockport, and Dwyer Ice Arena on the Niagara University campus.
Niagara River Greenway Commission determines consistency
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission has announced the results of its 41st round of projects.
Spring planting is near: Join Arbor Day Foundation in February and receive 10 free blue spruce trees
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from New York who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.
Niagara County urges brownfield program extension
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers unanimously called on state legislators to overcome Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's veto of legislation renewing the state's dozen-year-old brownfield cleanup program, which effectively canceled a set of tax credits that has spurred more than half a billion dollars in private investment in Niagara County.
Baymax, star of Disney's 'Big Hero 6,' named Most Huggable Character on National Hugging Day
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
After much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable personal companion robot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio's action-packed comedy adventure "Big Hero 6," was today named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be on hand Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst (near Menne Nursery). Adoptable dogs including Simon and Jazzy will visit from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Meet the dogs and get information on them and all of HON's adoptable animals at the event.
Historic Riviera Theatre reaches $84,686 funding goal for digital film projection conversion project
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
North Tonawanda's Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced M&T Bank stepped in to close the funding gap for the industry-mandated digital film projection conversion that will allow the Riviera Theatre to continue to play movies.
Niagara County GOP endorses Jastrzemski for clerk
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara County clerk candidate Joe Jastrzemski won the backing of the Niagara County Republican Party's executive committee Monday, the same night the party's former vice chairman officially took the reins of the party.
NU Theatre presents modern reimagining of timeless love story 'Eurydice'
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am
Niagara University Theatre will present "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by artist-in-residence (stage combat/recruiter) Adriano Gatto.
'Soup & Civil War Songs' features fife and drum corps re-enactment
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am
How about Civil War living history over hot homemade soup on a cold February day? Join in on "Soup & Civil War Songs," Saturday, Feb. 21, as the Union Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps brings "Field Music of the Civil War" into the world of 2015.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Chamber Honors 2015 Gala awardees
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 04:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber will hold its annual Chamber Honors 2015 Gala Feb. 27 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center. This annual dinner recognizes the businesses and business people making a positive impact on Niagara County.
Niagara County public health, mental health offices close early
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara County Public Health and Mental Health Department offices located at the Shaw Campus in Lockport are closed due to a water main break.
Sabres 'Road Crew' to make second tour stop in Columbus Feb. 23
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's "Road Crew," sponsored by Labatt's and New Era Cap, will make its second "Tour Stop" of the 2014-15 season in Columbus, Ohio, prior to the team's game against the Blue Jackets Feb. 24.
Lions host eye screening
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:10 pm
The Lewiston and Town of Niagara Lions combined efforts during the "Worldwide Week of Service." On Jan. 10, the two groups joined at the Lewiston Public Library for story time and eye screening.
'Weird Al' Yankovic 'Mandatory World Tour' heads to Buffalo
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "Weird Al" Yankovic "Mandatory World Tour" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30.
NU's Purple Eagle Battalion posts highest GPA, physical fitness score in Northeast
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Niagara University's Purple Eagle Battalion was recognized with having the highest overall average grade-point average, highest average physical fitness score and highest average order of merit score during the U.S. Army Cadet Command 2nd Brigade Leader Conference, held Jan. 6-9.
Niagara Falls State Park announces Native American handicraft lottery
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Applications for the 2015 lottery for Native American handicraft sales permits are now available at the Niagara Falls State Park administrative office. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age or older, and registered as a Native American or provide verifiable proof of Native American heritage.
Newlyweds win '12-13-14' honeymoon to Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
The Kotarskis love Niagara USA - and each other. The couple wed Dec. 13, 2014, the last number-sequential date until Jan. 2, 2034, and held a Niagara County-themed wedding. They didn't plan on taking a honeymoon this year, until recently.
NBCUniversal creates 'Super Stream Sunday' to promote 'TV Everywhere'
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
Following the launch of NBCUniversal's first ever "TV Everywhere" consumer campaign titled "Watch TV Without The TV," NBCUniversal is creating "Super Stream Sunday" Feb. 1, providing consumers with an unprecedented ability to watch 11 continuous hours of NBC streaming content without having to log-in, designed as a way for consumers to trial NBC's "TV Everywhere" content offering.
'The Sound of Music' to open 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
Hollywood will come alive with "The Sound of Music" this spring as the beloved, Oscar-winning classic returns to the big screen to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala opening-night screening Thursday, March 26, at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival.
As Peace Bridge pilot project comes to a close, Higgins calls for swift review and action on pre-inspection
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm
As the pilot project to pre-inspect commercial vehicles entering the U.S. on the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge comes to a close, Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for a swift review followed by further action to expedite measures that allow for the efficient flow of traffic along the northern border.