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Aaron Tveit set for iconic role of Danny Zuko in 'Grease: Live'
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 04:20 pm
Broadway star Aaron Tveit ("Graceland," "Les Miserables") has been cast as "Grease's" legendary leading man, Danny Zuko in Fox Broadcasting Company and Paramount Television's live production of "Grease: Live," airing Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Buffalo Sabres expect record crowd for development camp scrimmage
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced more than 10,000 tickets have been sold for the team's development camp scrimmage on Friday at First Niagara Center, and the organization anticipates a record crowd in excess of 15,000 fans for the event.
Anders Forsberg joins Sabres scouting staff
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team hired Anders Forsberg as a European scout.
Higgins, Szymanski announce more than $530,000 for City of Lackawanna Fire Department
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 04:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski announced a federal grant totaling $536,324 for the Lackawanna Fire Department. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.
Senate heroin task force co-chairs call on assembly to join them in fight against heroin epidemic
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 04:20 pm
In the wake of a study released earlier this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that shows a dramatic rise in heroin use and overdose deaths, the co-chairs of the Senate task force on heroin and opioid addiction are calling on the Assembly to join the Senate in passing a package of legislation that would help eradicate the heroin epidemic.
Mount St. Mary's Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine earns UHMS accreditation
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital's Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is the first center in the Niagara Falls and Buffalo area to receive full national accreditation with the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society.
NBC launches 'Heroes Reborn' app bringing past, present and future of 'Heroes' universe to fans everywhere
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:50 pm
NBC Entertainment has launched the "Heroes Reborn" app as a portal to the past, present and future of the "Heroes" universe.
NCCC only state college to have 100 percent pass rate on PTA exam
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
The 2015 graduates of the Niagara County Community College physical therapy assistant program earned a 100 percent pass rate on the national physical therapy assistant examination. NCCC is the only college in New York with 100 percent pass rate on the national exam.
BBB reports increase in 'free' grant offers; for many, it's really a phishing expedition
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is reporting sharp increase in daily calls regarding "government grants." In this scam, victims are offered access to alleged grant money, but what the scammers really want is the victim's bank account and other personal information.
Bellamy Brothers team with Susan G. Komen for #LetYourLoveFlow campaign
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
The Bellamy Brothers have teamed with Susan G. Komen to let their love flow for people facing breast cancer, with a new music video and campaign to benefit Komen.
UB to study dangers of diver dehydration for US Navy
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions will study the dangers dehydration presents for U.S. Navy divers, examining diver physiology both during and after underwater activities.
ECC to aid region's incoming industries with semiconductor manufacturing courses in fall 2015
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
Erie Community College will offer training essential for careers inside new nanotechnology-focused companies and industries opening across Western New York with a one-semester course sequence in semiconductor manufacturing, starting in fall of 2015 at the college's north campus in Williamsville.
Billoni: Celebrating July Fourth with Bisons, Russell Salvatore and true patriots
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 06:20 pm
As the sun began its decent for a magnificent sunset over Lake Erie on the Fourth of July, Mark Jerge stood on the roof party deck at Templeton Landing and watched his boss, Russell J. Salvatore, personally inspect the buffet line before his more than 300 guests made their way through the four lines.
Local music stars align to celebrate arrival of Rolling Stones while raising money, awareness for Food Bank of WNY
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:50 pm
An all-star group of local musicians recently formed a band known as Dead Flowers to headline the "You Get What You Need Benefit Concert for the Food Bank of Western New York" Friday, July 10, at the Cove Seafood & Banquets, 4701 Transit Road, Depew. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
Golden Globe Award-winning actress, best-selling cookbook author Valerie Bertinelli invites friends and family over for 'Valerie's Home Cooking'
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Golden Globe Award-winning actress and best-selling cookbook author Valerie Bertinelli shares her passion for preparing delicious meals for her family and friends on "Valerie's Home Cooking," premiering on Saturday, Aug. 8 (noon ET/PT), on Food Network.
Niagara University students begin new internship in Haitian school founded by alumnus
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:35 pm
Six Niagara University students commenced a seven-week internship July 5 at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a world-class educational facility in Haiti established by an NU alumnus.
Heart of Niagara returns to Milk-Bone booth at Taste of Buffalo
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue volunteers and adoptable dogs will be present at Milk-Bone's booth at the 2015 Taste of Buffalo. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. this Saturday, July 11, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Alton Brown brings 'Cutthroat Kitchen' to the great outdoors in special summer series
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:25 pm
Food Network sends "Cutthroat Kitchen" to camp this summer for the five-episode special series "Camp Cutthroat," where 12 cunning chefs compete for victory under the watchful eye of host and head counselor of mayhem Alton Brown.
UB welcomes 'Alvin and The Chipmunks: Live On Stage'
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:20 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces "Alvin and The Chipmunks: Live On Stage" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 10. VIP packages (preferred seating, meet-and-greet, merchandise) are also available.
Dan Lambert joins Buffalo Sabres coaching staff
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the team hired Dan Lambert as an assistant coach. He joins Terry Murray and Dave Barr as the third assistant coach on head coach Dan Bylsma's staff.
Enhanced partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to help NU expand nursing program
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 04:00 pm
With interest in Niagara University's nursing programs booming, the institution is turning to one of its longtime partners to help it increase enrollment by offering additional clinical placements for accelerated students.
Buy lunch for Buffalo Zoo animals
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 03:50 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites patrons to support the animals by buying them lunch. The attraction has an annual grocery bill exceeding $250,000 to feed more than 1,400 animal residents. During the month of July, Buffalo Zoo visitors will have the opportunity to help cover that cost and "buy the animals lunch."
Chef's Italian Restaurant rolls out 'On The Go' food truck
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 03:50 pm
Mary Beth and Louis J. Billittier Jr., owners of Chef's Italian Restaurant, today announced everyone in Western New York can now enjoy Chef's "On The Go" with the rollout of a new food truck.
Video, photos: Blondie performs at Artpark
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 01:05 pm
Blondie was brilliant. So said those in attendance Tuesday, as Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and their bandmates proved they're not just a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act in name, but in talent.
All six principal voice performers will return for historic 27th and 28th seasons of 'The Simpsons'
Tue, Jul 7th 2015 02:15 pm
Following the announcement of "The Simpsons" renewal for an unprecedented 27th and 28th seasons, FOX is proud to confirm each and every member of the iconic series' voice cast will be returning in the roles they've brought to life since the show's beginnings as a series of animated shorts nearly 30 years ago.
Melissa Etheridge, Blondie in Lewiston: Female rockers take center stage at Artpark
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 09:25 pm
On Tuesday, Artpark welcomes a powerful double-bill with Melissa Etheridge and Blondie. The two have been alternating opening and closing each performance; in Lewiston, Etheridge is the closer.
NOCO sponsoring Thunder of Niagara Air Show
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 11:30 am
NOCO announced today its $15,000 contribution to support the Thunder of Niagara Air Show, to be held July 18-19 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Guitar legend Mark Knopfler, former Chicago vocalist Peter Cetera perform at Fallsview Casino
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 11:25 am
British singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler was the distinct voice and lead guitarist of Grammy Award-winning band Dire Straits. Praised by Rolling Stone as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," Knopfler performs his hits at Fallsview Casino for one night only Oct. 14 (8:30 p.m.).
Heart of Niagara Volunteer meeting Wednesday
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 11:10 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's monthly volunteer meeting is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Oppenheim Park, Pavilion No. 15, on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls.
ABC's 'The Chew' to broadcast from 20th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 11:10 am
"The Chew" co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz announced the show is leaving its Manhattan studio for the first time in its history to broadcast from the 20th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
Knowing the signs: Hairdressers to be trained to recognize signs of domestic abuse
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 10:30 am
The Cut It Out program is coming to Grand Island.
Niagara Pioneer soccer tourney to draw thousands
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
One of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the northeastern U.S. will visit Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12.
Youngstown: Get ready for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
The days are fast approaching for the return of a neat on-water event in the lower Niagara.
Klein family benefit
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:30 am
Sunday, June 7, Julie Klein passed away from a heart aneurism. She is survived by her husband, Chris, and their two daughters, Samantha and Sarah.
GIHS Class of 2015
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:30 am
Grand Island High School held its 50th commencement Sunday morning at Kleinhans Music Hall. The school held its first commencement in the school auditorium June 26, 1966, for 132 graduates.
Grand Island: Council hears security plans for Gus Macker tourney
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 10:25 am
Local event promoter Corey McGowan met with the Grand Island Town Board and law enforcement representatives Thursday to go over security plans for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, but he left awaiting final approval to hold the hoops festival he plans for August.
Fresh Start for new café and market, customers
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 09:30 am
Rose Muto and her family opened Fresh Start Café & Market to save Lewiston one "Green Machine" at a time.
Youngstown Heritage Committee to host walking tour July 11
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee has announced its next walking tour, "Women's Voices: A Different View of the War of 1812," will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 11. It will begin in the Peace Garden at Falkner Park on Main Street.
First chance to watch Jack Eichel: Buffalo Sabres announce development camp schedule
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 06:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's schedule for its annual summer development camp from July 6-12 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the fourth year in a row the ice will be installed during the summer and the development camp will be held at the home of the Sabres.
Colaiacovo signs one-year deal with Sabres
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 06:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a one-year contract.
 

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