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'NBC SportsWorld' is new long-form home of NBC Sports Digital
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:10 pm
NBC Sports Digital announced today it is launching NBC SportsWorld, a new micro-site within NBCSports.com dedicated to long-form storytelling. The new site launches today and will be populated with long-form stories, essays, short films and documentaries, including select archived Olympic video.
Daemen among top military friendly schools
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 07:00 am
For the sixth consecutive year, Daemen College has been selected by Victory Media for the Military Friendly Schools list, a designation awarded to only the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that have demonstrated a commitment to supporting student veterans on campus and in their careers.
Series premiere makes 'Star Wars Rebels' Disney XD's No. 1 animated series ever with more than 1 million total viewers
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 06:25 pm
Following its 6.5 million total viewer global movie premiere weekend, Monday's premiere telecast of the original series "Star Wars Rebels" became Disney XD's No. 1 original animated series debut in the channel's 15-plus-year history in total viewers.
Taylor Swift performs two epic concerts for ABC
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 06:25 pm
On the eve of her highly anticipated album, "1989," global superstar Taylor Swift takes ABC by storm, appearing on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday, Oct. 23 as well as "Good Morning America" Monday, Oct. 27, and Thursday Oct. 30, and on "The View" Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Pinktober celebrated in Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 05:30 pm
On Oct. 10, The Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, hosted their 15th annual Pinktober event.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission announces 4th annual 'Feed the Falls'
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 05:00 pm
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will celebrate its fourth annual "Feed the Falls" events again this Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Organizers anticipate delivering up to 1,800 traditional holiday dinners with all the trimmings to needy individuals, shut-ins and families throughout area neighborhoods.
LCTV orientation
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 04:50 pm
Lockport Community Television will hold its final 2014 orientation session at 7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 21, at the LCTV studio, 293 Niagara St., Lockport. This session is free of charge and is an opportunity to learn about LCTV and sign-up for upcoming video production workshops.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos hosts culinary job fair Wednesday
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 04:50 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casino will host a culinary job fair from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hawk Conference Room at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. Recruiters will be available to meet with job seekers for positions in the culinary field throughout all three casino properties in Western New York.
Traveler advisory for Lewiston, Town of Niagara
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 04:50 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced work is continuing on the project to reconstruct the Interstate 190 bridges over the Niagara Power Project in the towns of Niagara and Lewiston.
Higgins says parks not parking lots for NYPA funds
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is calling on the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. to amend the general project plan for Canalside to immediately transfer a minimum of $15 million currently proposed for parking structures to instead be used on development of parks and public improvement projects along the Outer Harbor.
Home Free 'Crazy Life Tour' at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:40 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Home Free at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announces: 'Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City'
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:40 pm
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's upcoming major exhibition, "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City," will explore this magical time. The exhibit opens Friday, March 27, 2015, for a nearly two-year run.
October is National Health Care Proxy Month
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:40 pm
Do you know who will make health care decisions for you if you can't? Or why everyone age 18 and older should have a health care proxy? October is National Health Care Proxy Month, making it the perfect time to learn what you can do now to ensure your health care wishes are known by your family and physician.
Coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams return to 'The Voice'
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:40 pm
Pharrell Williams, who is receiving stellar reviews in his inaugural season of "The Voice," will be returning to the eighth cycle of NBC's Emmy Award-winning series with fellow coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera, as previously announced. The eighth cycle will begin in early 2015.
NU to debut new 'Power Path' with 'Zombie Run' fundraiser for Special Olympics
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:40 pm
In the name of a good cause, Niagara University will turn its new running path into "Zombieland" for a few hours this Oct. 25.
Summit Life Outreach Center hosting fall open house
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:35 pm
Summit Life Outreach Center, located at 1622 Pine Ave., in the heart of Niagara Falls, is opening its doors to the community and its supporters from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.
ABC celebrates all things scary, spooky and funny this Halloween
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 03:00 pm
ABC celebrates the scariest night of the year with Halloween-themed programming, kicking off Wednesday.
UB engineers explore new ways to extend smartphone battery life
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 07:00 am
Charger-toting smartphone users have reason to rejoice. Three University at Buffalo research groups have received $1.3 million in combined funding to improve energy management in smartphones.
NYS Tax Department reminds taxpayers of Oct. 15 filing deadline
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded New Yorkers who requested a filing extension Oct. 15 is the deadline to file their state income tax return. Of the 740,000 taxpayers who requested an extension, 400,000 (54 percent) have yet to file.
UB's Gifted Math Program accepting applications for another class of future achievers
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 07:00 am
UB's Gifted Math Program is accepting nominations of outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students submitted by schools and parents for its fall 2015 entering class.
Emily VanCamp hosts ABC special 'Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!'
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 05:05 pm
Experience an exciting journey through the 75 year history of the Marvel Universe, from its humble beginnings as Timely Comics in 1939 to the birth of "The Marvel Age" in the 1960s, and finally the cinematic blockbusters of today in the original special, "Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!", hosted by Emily VanCamp, Tuesday, Nov. 4, on ABC.
Buffalo Sabres to host 2016 NHL Draft
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center, the Buffalo Sabres and National Hockey League announced today.
National Grid reminds customers to be aware of carbon monoxide dangers
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 04:55 pm
National Grid said now is the time to start thinking about staying safe from the potentially deadly effect of carbon monoxide poisoning.
National Fuel forecasts utility customers will likely see a 20 percent reduction in heating bills this winter
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 04:55 pm
Officials at National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. have been thinking about, and preparing for, the upcoming winter for months.
Buffalo: Pegulas introduced to Bills fans in emotional ceremony
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 02:35 pm
"One team; one goal; One Buffalo" Those six words set the theme Sunday to the close of one of the most historical periods in Buffalo sports history - the $1.48 billion purchase of the Buffalo Bills by Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula.
Buffalo Museum of Science to open 'Pandas: The Journey Home' in National Geographic 3D Cinema
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 11:50 am
The giant panda is one of the rarest species on this planet. Shy, elusive and gentle creatures, they once ranged in great numbers between Beijing and the Himalayas. But now, after centuries of human expansion and destruction of their habitat, the giant pandas are on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 1,600 remaining.
Blood drive, health fair at Elderwood at Grand Island
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 11:50 am
Elderwood at Grand Island, 2850 Grand Island Blvd., will sponsor a blood drive, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The blood drive will be conducted through Unyts Mobile Express bus. Unyts brings both a significant savings to area hospitals and assurance to Western New York donors that blood donations remain local.
DeVantier selected to chair ECMC's annual fashion show Nov. 1
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 11:20 am
Lewiston resident Vicki DeVantier will chair ECMC's annual fashion show, this year themed "Fashion On A Budget." The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
NYSETA fall conference hosted by NCCC
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, Oct. 16, Niagara County Community College will host the New York State Engineering Technology Association conference at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Old Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls.
OUN holds open interviews
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will hold open interviews to educate potential employees about available job opportunities working with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities at locations throughout Niagara County.
'The Voice': Meet week three 'genre-less' stars Beth Spangler and Matt McAndrew
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 07:00 am
As "The Voice" wrapped its blind auditions, the top singers in week three couldn't be labeled. Coaches applauded Matt McAndrew and Beth Spangler for being "genre-less" - and then engaged in a heated debate over which team the musically diverse singers should select.
One Buffalo
Sun, Oct 12th 2014 02:10 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Kim Pegula announced the launch of PSE's One Buffalo campaign. The campaign will serve as a representation of teamwork, and a deeper connection between Buffalo sports teams, fans and the community.
Coffee for good
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 08:00 am
Purchase any size cup of coffee now through Oct. 18 at Grandpaws Café for Good, and the proceeds will be donated to the Niagara County SPCA.
Mario Lopez, Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, Marc Summers visit 'The Chew'
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:20 am
Next week, "The Chew" welcomes Jeff Garlin ("The Goldbergs"); Mario Lopez; celebrity chefs Giada De Laurentiis and Rachael Ray; Cristela Alonzo ("Cristela"); and Food Network's Marc Summers.
We know Jack's scarecrow
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:15 am
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Lew-Port seeks winter garments
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:05 am
The Lewiston-Porter School District's collection of winter garments to aid the needy is underway. Area residents are asked to bring coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves to one of the Lewiston-Porter school buildings and place them in the donation boxes set up by the Key Club, Builders Club, IEC Multi-Age and PEC.
Kloosterman reviews 2015 budget: No town tax, but cut to Artpark possible
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:00 am
So summarized Town of Lewiston Director of Finance Paul Kloosterman Monday as he presented the tentative 2015 Town of Lewiston budget to Supervisor Dennis Brochey and Town Board members for their initial discussion and review.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1: More than meets the eye
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:00 am
When we hear the word "firehall," we may instantly think of fire engines, firefighters in full gear and a facility that houses all the necessary equipment. We may not automatically think of a quaint and elegant atmosphere, ideal for celebrations, and generally speaking, we would be right on the mark.
Farm to table dinner meeting
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:00 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension-Niagara County is holding a farm to table event as part of its annual meeting and dinner.
Is your boat protected for winter?
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:00 am
Fall is an important time for boat owners to knock out some annual maintenance on their boats before they put them away for winter months. Allstate wants New York boat owners to know it's also a great time for an insurance coverage check-up with an agent to ensure they are maintaining appropriate coverage during the off-season.