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'Grimm' takes on legend of 'El Chupacabra' in fall finale
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 09:30 am
NBC's "Grimm" will end 2014 by taking on another popular tale from Hispanic culture, "El Chupacabra." Previously, the Friday night staple has adapted episodes featuring "La Llorona" and "El Cucuy."
SkillsUSA students hold food drive for local pantry
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
For the month of November, the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center SkillsUSA students sponsored a food drive to benefit the Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls.
NCCC to offer additional courses on WWII in spring
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
During the spring 2015 semester, students at Niagara County Community College will have an opportunity to take as many as 13 credits of courses examining World War II.
Records broken at Wheatfield's first powerlifting competition
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Wheatfield's first ever powerlifting competition probably won't be its last, judging by the warm reception at last month's championship.
Community Missions: Auto service business makes holidays brighter for needy
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
There will be extra toys for kids and food for families seeking assistance at Community Missions this Christmas if Town of Niagara businessman Mike Nash and his family have anything to say about it.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots visit Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers on 'Sunday Night Football'
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Tom Brady and the AFC East-leading New England Patriots (9-3) visit Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers (8-4) at Qualcomm Stadium this Sunday, Dec. 7, on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins with "Football Night In America" at 7 p.m. ET.
Roswell Park community to gather around 'Tree of Hope' Friday, Dec. 12
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Roswell Park Cancer Institute's annual "Tree of Hope" lighting ceremony will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Kaminski Park and Gardens on the RPCI campus.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to host TNT's 'Christmas in Washington'
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Global box-office powerhouse Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, star of the upcoming TNT series "Wake Up Call," is set to ring in the holidays as host of TNT's annual music event "Christmas in Washington."
'Black Friday' draws crowds to Fashion Outlets
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 04:00 pm
While national analyses report "Black Friday" shopping decreased by 11 percent this year, the Fashion Outlets mall in the Town of Niagara said it was happy with the turnout it saw last weekend.
'Arrow' scores with 'Flash' crossover
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:40 pm
Hot on the heels of "The Flash's" strong performance Tuesday night, the "Arrow" crossover episode scored its highest-rated episode ever in adults 18-49 (1.4/4), and had its second-most-watched episode ever (3.86 million), behind only its series premiere.
Schneiderman comments on fast food strikes in New York and nationwide
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the fast food worker strikes taking place today in at least 190 cities across the country:
2015 illumination schedule released; Mark Thomas selected chair of Niagara Falls Illumination Board
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:40 pm
At the most recent Niagara Falls Illumination Board meeting, members selected Mark Thomas as their newest chair.
Elderwood Service Excellence award presented
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:10 pm
Tonya Stumpo, a registered nurse from Niagara Falls, is one of three recipients of Elderwood's 2014 Service Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to staff who promote Elderwood's mission to provide quality care.
Niagara Catholic feeds families
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's Campus Ministry Department collected food throughout the month of November.
German-American Christmas celebration
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
The Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY will celebrate Christmas with a program at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6168 Walmore Road in Wheatfield.
VOZ CYCLE City holds toy drive
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
VOZ CYCLE City is holding a bicycle/toy drive for WNY Heroes. Customers drop off toys and local businesses donate bicycles. So far, 22 bicycles and four tricycles have been collected.
Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on Higgins' FANS Act
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing today to examine the Furthering Access and Networks for Sports (FANS) Act introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and in the Senate by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and John McCain.
Grand Island Town Board: 2015 budget passed
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board passed a 2015 town budget at its Nov. 17 meeting that includes tax increases in the general fund and fire protection budget and raises for elected officials.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island family escapes fast-moving residential fire
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:05 pm
At 8:19 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Grand Island firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Palumbo residence on Broadway.
Huth Road Elementary School Peace Garden dedication
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
A memorial to the students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be dedicated at the Huth Road Elementary Choral Concert Thursday, Dec. 4.
Kaegebein Elementary School 4th-graders celebrate Colonial Day
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
Katherine Chadwick's fourth-grade class at Kaegebein Elementary School celebrated Colonial Day Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The Cellular Connection running food drive
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., has announced that 300 of its stores will donate and volunteer at local food banks through its "Stop the Hunger" initiative this holiday season in a joint effort with its customers.
Obit: James E. Tranter
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:55 pm
James E. Tranter passed away Oct. 18 at his home in Ocala, Florida. Jim was a longtime resident of Grand Island. He was an employee of DuPont in Niagara Falls for 18 years. He retired in 1998 and moved to Florida.
Heart of Niagara's adoptable dogs at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, Oh My Dog Grooming this weekend
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present this weekend during the Lewiston Christmas Walk festivities.
AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge winners announced
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.
Blake Shelton to perform 'Lonely Tonight' on 'The Voice'
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Blake Shelton, the reigning and five-time CMA male vocalist of the year, will perform "Lonely Tonight," his new single with Ashley Monroe, on the Monday, Dec. 8 telecast (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's Emmy Award-winning series "The Voice."
Higgins announces $45,000 USDA grant for project aimed at expanding farm-to-school program at Buffalo Public Schools
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Public Schools will receive a $45,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Discussion on Buffalo's 'renaissance' coming to Niagara University
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
How real is the Buffalo "renaissance?"
Ceretto announces new district office location
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced his district office has moved to 800 Main St., Suite 2C, in Niagara Falls.
Light up the holidays without lighting up your electric bill
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 07:00 am
The holiday season will soon be ablaze with lights and festive displays of all shapes and sizes. As you contemplate just how many lights to put up this year, National Grid wants you to know you can do so without adding dramatically to your energy bill.
'American Idol' winner to join Big Machine Label Group roster, which Includes Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 08:15 pm
Scott Borchetta, president and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and one of the most successful forces in the music industry today, has joined "American Idol XIV" as mentor to help shape the career of the competition's winner.
Higgins announces House passage of ABLE Act
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced today the House of Representatives approval of H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act). This legislation creates tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. Higgins cosponsored the legislation.
New York State Parks sets agency 'Cyber Monday' record with $2 million in sales
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced its two-day "Cyber Monday" promotion sold more than 15,000 three-year Empire Passports and generated more than $2 million.
To raise funds for mission to Haiti, UB medical students hold silent auction
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
A woman who was hemorrhaging three weeks after a stillbirth was taken to a hospital to be treated. Another woman with advanced lymphoma was admitted to the hospital and treated for the first time. A teenage boy's first physical exam revealed a life-threatening heart murmur.
Schneiderman announces resources to aid homeowners and consumers impacted by Buffalo-area snowstorm
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today met with local leaders in Buffalo and announced he is making a network of housing counselors and legal services providers available to help area residents resolve issues with insurance companies and mortgage providers following extensive home damage from record snowfall.
St. Peter's students celebrate season of giving
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 12:10 pm
The students of St. Peter's R.C. School in Lewiston kicked off the season of giving by creating shoeboxes filled with gifts for Samaritan's Purse/Operation Christmas Child recipients around world.
Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC! and Idina Menzel join Taylor Swift on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 11:55 am
Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC! and Idina Menzel will perform live for more than 1 million fans in Times Square as part of the lineup on "New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015."
Jeff Foxworthy, Michael Bolton, Eddie Money headline March entertainment lineup at Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:55 am
Seneca Resorts & Casinos announced the March entertainment lineup will include performances at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino by "redneck" comedian Jeff Foxworthy and '80s rocker Eddie Money.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue presents 3rd annual 'Heart To Heart Fundraiser' 'A Taste of The Niagara Region'
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:55 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's third annual Heart to Heart fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Toys for Tots aims to make spirits bright around Erie County
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
For the third year in a row, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's "Toys for Tots" campaign has found a holiday home with employees in Erie County office buildings and visitors to this year's "Santaland." It will accept donations of new, unwrapped toys at both locations.