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Niagara County, NTCC reach agreement in principle on contract extension
Fri, May 2nd 2014 05:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and Niagara County today announced an agreement in principle that would extend the tourism agency's contract with the county for three years, effective June 1, 2014, until June 1, 2017.
Disney Channel's 'Girl Meets World' set to premiere Friday, June 27
Fri, May 2nd 2014 04:30 pm
The eagerly anticipated premiere date for the comedy series "Girl Meets World" from executive producer Michael Jacobs ("Boy Meets World") has been set for Friday, June 27 (9:45 p.m.), on Disney Channel.
Roswell Park receives $1.5 million competitive contract for tobacco cessation program
Fri, May 2nd 2014 04:20 pm
Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million contract to operate the Western New York Tobacco Health System Change Center. It is funded by the New York State Tobacco Control Program and will promote systems changes supporting expanded tobacco-cessation services throughout Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
Peregrine's Landing Senior Community celebrates 'Blue 4 Ben'
Fri, May 2nd 2014 04:20 pm
Peregrine's Landing Senior Community of Cheektowaga has collected a generous donation for Ben Sauer. The staff, residents and guests held a basket raffle throughout the month of April, sold candy bars, and collected pop can refunds. The staff celebrated weekly with "Blue" surprises in its life enrichment program and dining services to support his cause.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes volunteers for contributing more than 62,000 hours of service
Fri, May 2nd 2014 04:05 pm
More than 220 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center and the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence were honored at the annual volunteer recognition luncheon Thursday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Alex Preston, Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene, Jessica Meuse top four finalists on 'American Idol'
Fri, May 2nd 2014 04:00 pm
In a dramatic twist, Ryan Seacrest surprised "American Idol's" top five finalists - Alex Preston, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Sam Woolf and Jessica Meuse - Thursday with the option of either eliminating the lowest vote getter, or rolling Wednesday night's vote over to next week, when two contestants would be eliminated.
Ceretto issues statement on Howard Milstein potentially buying Buffalo Bills
Fri, May 2nd 2014 03:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto today reacted to news Howard Milstein is expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills and keeping them in Western New York. These reports suggest Milstein, who owns undeveloped property in downtown Niagara Falls, could purchase the Bills and build a new stadium on the property.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's 'Day of Caring' is May 6
Fri, May 2nd 2014 03:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold its "Day of Caring" Tuesday, May 6. The "Day of Caring" is an opportunity for the Niagara Catholic family to give back to the community by helping various nonprofit, religious and civic organizations.
Ransomville Speedway cancels opener due to saturated grounds
Fri, May 2nd 2014 03:45 pm
Ransomville Speedway announced the cancellation of its season-opening program, which was scheduled for tonight, due to the heavy amounts of rain that fell through the middle of the week. Big R reported the speedway grounds are simply too saturated, forcing officials to cancel the 57th season opener.
Plans for Military Place revised
Fri, May 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Town of Niagara residents had an opportunity Tuesday to review revised plans for Benderson Development's Military Place plaza on Military Road.
N-W facing tough budget
Fri, May 2nd 2014 07:00 am
On April 23, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education met with a very emotionally charged audience to discuss the 2014-15 school budget.
Video: 'Lady and the Tramp' a Grand Island tradition
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:35 pm
Olivia Goc and Ryan O'Neil recreate the famous spaghetti noodle scene from the Disney animated movie "Lady and the Tramp" during Monday's Lions Spaghetti Dinner.
The Sabres struggle: Why fans are still loyal
Thu, May 1st 2014 08:30 pm
With the Stanley Cup Finals slowly approaching, the fan base here in Buffalo is yet again disappointed its hometown team is not participating. The Sabres had a very rough season this year, finishing with a record of 21-51-10.
Summer is right around the corner (finally!)
Thu, May 1st 2014 06:15 pm
Buffalo is a city filled with endless opportunities for people of all ages during the summer months. Who isn't up for a fun time with friends, especially when food, drinks and music are involved? The various concerts that are held at Buffalo at the Harbor, along with the nearby restaurants and nightlife, allow everyone to experience a summer that is more than memorable.
Town of Niagara: Richards could accept plea deal
Thu, May 1st 2014 06:00 pm
Rumors were rampant in the Town of Niagara this week that Supervisor Steve Richards will be accepting a plea deal in State Supreme Court on Monday and stepping down from office.
Wheatfield adopts Quasar moratorium
Thu, May 1st 2014 11:40 am
Wheatfield Town Board members on Monday said they were ready to vote on a "ban" against Quasar Energy Group and its plans for storing and using equate in the town.
Niagara: Military Road business boom continuing
Thu, May 1st 2014 11:15 am
Three new Military Road businesses are celebrating openings this weekend - Petco, Firehouse Subs and Supercuts.

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration of Firehouse Subs, located in the Fashion Outlets of Niagara mall, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3.

Supercuts is holding its grand opening at 1520 Military Road with $5.99 haircuts from Friday, May 2, through Friday, May 30.

Coming soon in the LaSalle Center are a Five Below discount store and a Shoe Carnival store.

'Bolder and Fresher' tour visits Buffalo
Thu, May 1st 2014 11:00 am
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly (right) and political humorist Dennis Miller entertained a packed house at Shea's Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo as part of their "Bolder and Fresher" national tour.
Niagara University holding community 'garage sale' May 15-16
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:50 am
For the second year in a row, Niagara University is organizing an end-of-year community garage sale. The public event will take place in the Kiernan Center Thursday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lewiston Art Festival needs your recycled pop bottles
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:50 am
If you have any plastic, two-liter pop bottles laying around in the garage, or in your recycling bin, consider donating them to the Lewiston Council on the Arts for a new art project that will take place at the "Modern Art Zone" during the 48th Annual Lewiston Art Festival Aug. 9-10.
Higgins calls on Congress to go beyond DOT highway bill proposal, make large-scale investment in America's infrastructure
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:45 am
Congress Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the House Floor urging Congress to make a bold investment in this nation's infrastructure.
'Wreaths Across America' at Oakwood
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:45 am
On April 9, Whitney Mallam, president of the Oakwood Cemetery Association, awarded Tim Baxter, operations director, with a certificate of recognition from the "Wreaths Across America" organization for his dedication as committee chair.
A.G. Schneiderman offers tips to consumers affected by dramatic power bill increases
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is offering tips to those who have been affected by increased electrical bills. According to media reports and data collected from customers, electric rates for National Grid have gone up, on average, 60-75 percent this winter and spring, compared to the same timeframe last year. The attorney general's office continues to receive numerous consumer complaints about high electric bills.
UB hosts Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts and the University of Florida Center for the Arts in Medicine announce the seventh annual Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive, to be held Aug. 4-15 in Buffalo at the Center for the Arts.
First Buffalo Jr. Sabres Golf Tournament scheduled for July 7
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres have announced the first Buffalo Jr. Sabres Golf Tournament will take place Monday, July 7, at Westwood Country Club in Williamsville.
'Top Chef' packs its knives and heads to Boston for season 12
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
Bravo Media has announced, in partnership with the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning culinary competition series "Top Chef" will travel to Boston for the series' 12th season.
'Freshman year'
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 08:25 pm
It has been said that college is the best four years of your life. As students, we are told to make the best of them; we're told to have fun, learn, and make lasting friendships. The first year must be the most important. It practically determines how the three years after it will play out.
'Spider-Man 2': Amazing ... or not?
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 05:00 pm
Get your web-shooters ready: The sequel to the successful reboot of the Spider-Man trilogy "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is set to hit theaters Friday, May 2.

The original "Spider-Man" movie, which was released May 3, 2002, and directed by Sam Raimi, grossed $403,706,375. Its reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man," which is directed by Marc Webb and opened July 3, 2012, grossed only $262,030,663.

Higgins honors Holocaust National Days of Remembrance on House Floor
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor to recognize the week of April 27 as the Holocaust National Days of Remembrance.
Ceretto votes for domestic violence protections
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto voted Tuesday in favor of new protections for victims of domestic violence.
Susan Conners to speak about Tourette syndrome at Museum of disABILITY History
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
As part of its "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series," the Museum of disABILITY History welcomes Susan Conners, author and president and founder of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater New York State.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue visits Grandpaws Pet Emporium Saturday
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, 784 Center St. (near the corner of North Eighth Street), Lewiston. Meet Joey, Hal, Sally and Penny, and get information about the adoption process, animal care, upcoming meetings and events.
New York Power Authority shines light on sun safety
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
The New York Power Authority's "Sensational Saturday: Staying Safe in the Sun" event will be held May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Niagara Power Vista, the visitors center at the Niagara Power Project.
May is American Stroke Month
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 07:00 am
During American Stroke Month in May, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, asks all New Yorkers to learn two things that may save a life.

Stroke is the most preventable cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds, yet 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

According to the American Stroke Association, knowing if you are at risk for stroke is critical, because many risk factors can be modified and controlled. The No. 1 stroke risk factor is high blood pressure.

Grammy Award winner Gwen Stefani named coach on season seven of NBC's 'The Voice'
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10 pm
Internationally acclaimed solo artist and No Doubt singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani has been named a coach for the upcoming seventh season of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."

Stefani and new coach Pharrell each set to perform on Monday, May 5

Collesano wins Republican caucus
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 10:45 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano will represent the Republican Party in the June 17 election. The incumbent took 56 of 77 votes in Tuesday's caucus, defeating challenger Jamie Symmonds.

"I accept your nomination; thank you," Collesano told a crowd of almost 100 inside the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium.

'Star Wars Rebels' trailer debuts worldwide on 'Star Wars Day,' Sunday, May 4
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
The rebellion begins this Sunday. The trailer for the upcoming animated series "Star Wars Rebels" will premiere in a global, multiplatform debut on "Star Wars Day," Sunday, May 4 - also known as "May the 4th Be With You," the unofficial fan-driven holiday celebrating "Star Wars."
Niagara University hosting Empowering Volunteers Conference
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free community preparedness conference Saturday, May 17.
NU commencement honorees include two Pulitzer winners, hospitality leader
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
A pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and a hospitality magnate will address Niagara University graduates during commencement ceremonies taking place in the Gallagher Center May 8 and 10.
WNY legislators seek to stop private lobbyists from getting public pensions
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, and Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo, today announced their joint efforts to advance legislation that would restrict private lobbyists from obtaining pensions through the New York state and local retirement system.
 


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