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Ricky Ubeda named 'America's favorite dancer' on season 11 finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
The 11th season of "So You Think You Can Dance" came to a thrilling conclusion Wednesday when Ricky Ubeda was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX.
Tony-winning 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel to release Christmas album, 'Holiday Wishes,' Oct. 14 on Warner Bros. Records
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel will release a Christmas album, titled "Holiday Wishes," Oct. 14 on Warner Bros. Records.
'America's Got Talent' reveals top 12 acts of season 9
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
Fan favorite Jackie Evancho to perform on top-rated series during Sept. 10 live results show on NBC.
Cuomo announces solar power program for schools to reduce costs and protect the environment
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the rollout of "K-Solar," a landmark program under the $1 billion "NY-Sun" initiative, to help public school districts throughout New York lower their energy costs with clean, local power. The program will provide schools with the tools, technical expertise and access to financing to make solar a realistic and affordable option for K-12 schools.

To date, a total of 40 school districts have registered to participate in the program, representing nearly 200 schools in communities across the state.

Alan Parsons Live Project performs with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Jan. 30
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
For decades, Alan Parsons has earned a reputation as one of rock's creative geniuses. Now, this artist brings Alan Parsons Live Project to the Buffalo Philharmonic.
On display in Youngstown
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce donated a brochure rack to the Youngstown Business & Professional Association to display community information and membership packets in the community. The brochure rack is mounted to wall of the entranceway at Anchor Spirits.
Peach Festival will be better and bigger than ever before
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Peach Festival, the largest midway in Niagara County, combines delicious local food and fair treats, more than 40 classic carnival rides and games, as well as musical entertainment and competitions.
Lighthouse Café is back in Lockport
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
Celebrate the grand reopening of The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. The featured musical artist of the evening will be Jay and Jenna (formerly of Come Sunday) with special guest Jonah Krull.
Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch to introduce 'Holy Ghost' at Saturday's world premiere experience
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the hit "God adventure" trilogy "Finger of God," "Furious Love" and "Father of Lights," is challenging Hollywood's established business model with the debut of its Kickstarter-funded faith film for millennials, "Holy Ghost."
Denny to direct nutrition services at Memorial
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Patricia E. Denny, R.D., M.S.H.A., director of nutrition services.
Canalside wraps up most successful summer season ever
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has announced this summer exceeded all expectations, with more than 1 million visitors making their way down to Canalside for festivals, activities for children, concerts, arts and culture, fitness and more.
Peach Queen contestants visit Favorite's Pizza
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
After their interviews with judges on Wednesday night at The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., the Peach Queen contestants ventured over to Favorite's Pizza, which donated a tray of pizza to each of them, as well as these awesome "I Love Pizza" shirts, and a slice.
Meet 'People of Cold Springs Cemetery' with Niagara History Center re-enactors
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Enjoy a stroll through the past with "The People of Cold Springs Cemetery," Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. The Niagara History Center's "Step Back in Time Players" will take participants back to the 19th century to visit with famous Lockportians of days gone by, now residing in Cold Springs Cemetery.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual gala
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Five new distinguished student scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

This award is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the NCCC Foundation to incoming freshman.

BBB offers advice following reports of possible Home Depot data breach
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is responding to consumer inquiries regarding concerns linked to reports of a Home Depot data breach.
Niagara Falls turns teal to kick-off 'Globe-athon' in Buffalo
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Buffalo is joining the international movement "Globe-athon" on Friday with an event to raise awareness of silent, yet deadly "below the belt" cancers.
Mangat joins Memorial's primary care team
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:25 pm
Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D., has joined the growing team of primary care providers at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
More stars 'Stand Up To Cancer'
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:25 pm
This Friday, Sept. 5 (8 p.m.), "Stand Up To Cancer," a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, will stage its fourth biennial fundraising event.

This year, instead of the traditional phone bank staffed by celebrities, the telecast will feature a "digital lounge" on the set, hosted by Yahoo News global anchor Katie Couric.

Heffron Drive to perform at Niagara Falls Hard Rock
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:25 pm
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, announces Heffron Drive will be live in concert Thursday, Sept. 11. Heffron Drive features "Big Time Rush" star Kendall Schmidt and musical friend Dustin Belt. Their debut album, "Happy Mistakes," is due to be released this month. The Hard Rock show is among the first leg of their tour.
NBCUniversal celebrates 'NFL Kickoff 2014'
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
NBCUniversal gets "Back to Football" and will surround its coverage of "NFL Kickoff 2014" with a diverse collection of assets participating in NBC Sports' "Big Event Strategy," including sports, news and entertainment properties.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital cited by Healthcare Association for efforts in reducing patient falls
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
The Healthcare Association of New York State has cited Mount St. Mary's Hospital for its efforts in reducing falls of patients. The hospital earned nomination for a Pinnacle Award for Quality and Safety specifically for its initiative "Reducing Patient Falls - Purposeful Rounding."
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, Duff's receive three first place awards at 2014 National Chicken Wing Festival
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
Buffalo is famous for its chicken wings, and now, the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has won bragging rights for the best chicken wing sauces in the city. Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino emerged a clear winner with Duff's Famous Wings in the "Restaurant Sauce Off" competition at this year's National Chicken Wing Festival.
'Sunday Night Football' bus makes first stops of season
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
NBC Sports Group's "Sunday Night Football" bus returns this season to travel the country, visiting the host cities of all 17 "SNF" games, the "NFL Kickoff" game in Seattle, and NBC's Wild Card and Divisional Playoff games. The "SNF" bus also will be on-site all week leading up to the crowning of the Super Bowl XLIX champion in Arizona.
Grier, Olczyk to serve as head coaches at CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
Mike Grier, who played 15 years in the NHL, including two stints with the Buffalo Sabres, and Eddie Olczyk, the current lead analyst for the NHL on NBC/NBC Sports Network who played 16 years in the NHL and is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, will serve as head coaches for the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Sept. 25 in Buffalo.
Cutter Brewer, Elizabeth Cauvel, Leslie Gilliams, Christian Green, Courtney Lapresi top five home cooks on 'MasterChef'
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:00 pm
Monday night, judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot announced the top five contestants on America's No. 1 cooking competition series, "MasterChef."
Stand-up comedians Shawn and Marlon Wayans visit NU Sept. 6
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:00 pm
The Shawn and Marlon Wayans comedy tour makes a stop at Niagara University Saturday at 8 p.m.
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to host EcoSpirit Native American Environmental Conference
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:20 pm
A gathering of indigenous leadership and environmental experts is planned at the EcoSpirit Native American Environmental Conference, Sept. 27-28 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. The conference will feature more than a dozen speakers with presentations and workshops beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Seating is limited. To register for the conference, visit www.ecospiritconference.com.
Rocco Termini to speak at NAWBO Buffalo Niagara September meeting
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
What opportunities are there for women business owners in Western New York? What is happening in this region from a business perspective? What problems are women still facing and what opportunities are out there for women to conquer?
Artists Group Gallery calls for work/entries
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
Artists Group Gallery, located at One Linwood Ave., Buffalo, will be accepting entries for its 23rd annual juried regional artists exhibition, which will be held this fall. The juror, Aaron Ott, will view entries at the gallery on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Sadie and Sally, Heart of Niagara's beagle sisters, 'pay it forward'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara rescues Sadie and Sally, beagle sisters, have brought a whole new meaning to the phrase "pay it forward." They recently returned home to Western New York from a 2,400-mile four-day journey, where they visited the very place from where they were rescued last year, to help bring more of their furry friends home to the safety of this area.
Eagle Scout project helps Niagara Hospice
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
Over the summer, Steven Fournier, son of Carole and Joe Fournier, designed and built flower boxes for the entrance of Niagara Hospice House as part of his Eagle Scout project.
Niagara University president completes 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge," along with a couple hundred NU students, at Niagara Field.
Buffalo Zoo polar bear Luna recovering after fall
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:05 pm
Luna the polar bear is recovering at the Buffalo Zoo after falling into a moat over the weekend. The polar bear fell into the exhibit's protective moat Saturday afternoon.
Pitching in to keep it clean
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
Joe Azbell retired as assistant director from Niagara Cerebral Palsy in 1999. But for the past two summers, he and his wife, Carol, have spent a couple of hours each week on their hands and knees pulling weeds in the agency's Children's Memorial Garden at 9812 Lockport Road.
Hilbert to host hospitality in health care conference
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
Hilbert College will host a conference, "Hospitality in Healthcare," Friday, Sept. 19, at Swan Auditorium. This event is designed for administrators and leaders in a wide range of health care positions.
Fidelis: Add health insurance to your child's list of back-to-school supplies
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
As the start of the school year approaches and many children need physicals and updated immunizations to go back to school, Fidelis Care reminds parents that free or low-cost health insurance coverage is available to almost all children through the New York state-sponsored program Child Health Plus.
UB cardiologist appointed to prestigious review committee that advises directors of NHLBI, NIH
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
John M. Canty Jr., M.D., the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - UB's chief of cardiovascular medicine - has been appointed to the Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health. He will serve on the committee for four years.
August was 'Child Support Awareness Month' in New York
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
Late last week, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance recognized the nearly 1 million children who benefit from the state's child support program. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a proclamation declaring August "Child Support Awareness Month" in New York.
'Winds, Waves & Wines': Aquarium of Niagara toasts summer's end
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara announces "Winds, Waves & Wines 15" will toast summer's end on Thursday, Sept. 11. M&T Bank will once again serve as grand marque sponsor for this annual event, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls.
Free diabetes workshops
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Department for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops.
 


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