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'Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience,' ticket auction programs return for 2014-15 season
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will once again offer the "Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience" and ticket auction programs for the 2014-15 season.
River Region has scarecrows worth crowing about
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:30 pm
Artistic interpretations of a variety of scarecrows will line the main streets of Lewiston, Sanborn, Ransomville and Youngstown this month.
Buffalo Sabres: Mike Weber, Matt Moulson team up to provide tickets to military personnel
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced defenseman Mike Weber will donate Sabres tickets to soldiers this season as part of the "Tickets for Troops" program, and Matt Moulson will work with the Wounded Warrior Project to provide a pair of seats to every game.
'MasterChef Junior' moves to Tuesdays
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:20 pm
Season two of "MasterChef Junior" premieres Tuesday, Nov. 4 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
'Together We Make Football' features story of breast cancer survivor Beth Steele on 'Today'
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:20 pm
Tomorrow's "Together We Make Football" segment on "Today," narrated by NBC Sports Group's Josh Elliott, tells the story of New England Patriots fan and breast cancer survivor Beth Steele. Elliott will report the segment live between 8 and 9 a.m. ET.
Leadership Niagara goes 'Homeless for a Night'
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:20 pm
Leadership Niagara's Class of 2014 will host "Homeless for a Night" Friday, Oct. 17, into Saturday, Oct. 18. This overnight event aims to raise awareness of homelessness and poverty in Niagara County.
Northern stem canker found by NNYADP survey
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:15 pm
A serious crop disease called northern stem canker has been confirmed for the first time in Northern New York soybean fields as part of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program-funded NNY corn and soybean disease diagnosis and assessment database building project.
Crime Prevention Month: Protect your home and family
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:05 pm
Every year in the U.S., there are more than 2 million home burglaries reported (one every 14.6 seconds, according to the FBI and Justice Department). AlertID, a proud partner of the National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog), offers an app and tips to help protect families and their homes in support of Crime Prevention Month (October).
Echosmith named VH1 'You Oughta Know' artist for October
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:05 pm
Alt-pop breakout Echosmith has been named an official VH1 "You Oughta Know" Artist for the month of October.
Holidays at Food Network get even sweeter with new series 'Holiday Baking Championship'
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:05 pm
From cookie exchanges to holiday pies, fruitcakes to gingerbread houses, eight bakers show off their holiday dessert traditions - and superb baking skills - as they compete on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship." The series premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.
Sabres 'Party in the Plaza' planned for regular-season opener
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans to host a "Party in the Plaza" for the team's home opener against Columbus from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at First Niagara Center.
Higgins, WNY veterans celebrate congressional approval, presidential authorization keeping Kids Korner open
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, VA WNY Healthcare System Director Brian Stiller, and local veterans announced legislation keeping Kids Korner open, H.R. 5404, the Extending Veterans Expiring Authorities Act, has crossed its final legislative hurdle ensuring the services will be available through 2015.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots host Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:05 pm
Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals look to start their season 4-0 for the first time since 2005 with a road victory this Sunday, when they travel to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, to face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.
'A Hero's Welcome' honors U.S. military on Veterans Day
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:00 pm
In a one-of-a-kind television special that combines tears of joy with life transformation and acts of kindness, "A Hero's Welcome" aims to honor one of this nation's most deserving heroes in the biggest, most emotional, and most memorable way imaginable.
'Scary Face' pancakes rematerialize at IHOP Restaurants
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:00 pm
IHOP Restaurants may want to change their name to the "International Haunted House of Pancakes" this October, with the return of the frighteningly delicious "Scary Face" pancakes. This customizable treat has returned to the "Just for Kids" menu now through the rest of the month.
Memorial schedules flu shot clinics
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct flu shot clinics for adults 18 and older from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 25.
Don Nelson hired as BPO general manager
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to announce Don Nelson was hired as general manager.
Tuesday night donations
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:00 pm
Sister Beth Brosmer from Heart & Soul, and Don Luce from Community Missions, recently met to divide the total collection of donations received at the Artpark South Fourth Street entrance on Tuesday concert nights.
Niagara County Community College announces 2014 Distinguished Alumni awardee
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Patrick J. Sorge, Class of 1985, at the 24th annual NCCC Foundation Inc. Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Niagara-Wheatfield reinstates extracurriculars
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 10:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board voted Wednesday to reinstate the athletic, music, theater and other extracurricular activities that were cut from the 2014-15 budget earlier this year. The sudden vote was the result of a report provided by Superintendent Lynn Marie Fusco, which revealed an unanticipated source of funding available to support the programs.

Fusco said that, as a result of 11 retirements and resignations processed after the budget was put into place, the district had in excess of $158,000, originally slated for those employees' salaries, available for use. Fusco said reinstating the extracurriculars would cost about $111,000, leaving just under $50,000 available for reserve.

Elks make plans for 39th annual Charity Ball
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 07:00 am
Jeff Becker, exalted ruler of the Ken-Ton Elks, and Rich Donn, New York state vice president, recently reviewed plans for the 39th annual Charity Ball in support of the New York State Elks Association Home Service Program.
Lewiston kidnapping
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:15 pm
On Friday, Sept. 26, the Lewiston Police Department received a report of a possible sexual abuse of a 24-year-old female that occurred in the Town of Lewiston.
LeAnn Rimes and Wayne Brady lead January 2015 entertainment at Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:30 pm
Award-winning country and pop vocalist LeAnn Rimes will start the new year off with a twang, heading up the January entertainment lineup at Seneca Resorts & Casinos.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Great Pumpkin Farm
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at The Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., Clarence, as part of the World Pumpkin Weigh Off and Mutt-Allica Dog Sport and Pony Show.
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, fights breast cancer through Pinktober
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:30 pm
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, is uniting fans, musicians and survivors in honor of the brand's 15th annual Pinktober campaign.
Conservationist, nature photog awarded at Wildlife Fest
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:30 pm
The annual Wildlife Festival returned to the New York Power Authority's Power Vista, the visitors center for its Niagara Power Project, on Sept. 27 and 28. The event drew crowds of more than 18,000 people.
Stable electricity prices forecast for National Grid customers across upstate New York this winter
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:30 pm
Although the fall season is just underway across upstate New York, many already are looking to forecasts for the coming winter. On the energy front, National Grid's electricity customers are projected to see bills that are 3 percent to 9 percent lower than last winter (November through March), depending on where they live.
'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' heads to Phoenix for live Feb. 1 post-Super Bowl broadcast
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:25 pm
Late night's top-rated and most-watched weeknight program, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," will head west for a special live telecast on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.
Niagara County legislators blast U.S. forest service over photo permit rules
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:25 pm
Niagara County lawmakers reacted with outrage to news reports the U.S. Forest Service will now require "commercial" photographers to obtain pricey permits to take pictures on lands they manage - lands owned by the nation's citizens.
'Walkable, Bikeable Niagara Falls'
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:00 pm
"Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play," a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, will host a "Walkable, Bikeable Niagara Falls" workshop Oct. 7 at the Niagara Falls Public Library on Main Street.
NBC's 'The Biggest Loser' celebrates 10-year anniversary in October
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:50 am
October will mark the 10-year anniversary month of NBC's popular series "The Biggest Loser," celebrating more than 33,000 pounds lost in the first 15 seasons of the show.
New performers announced for 48th Annual CMA Awards
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:50 am
The star-studded lineup for "Country Music's Biggest Night" continues to grow with today's announcement of performers for the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Niagara University will host 2015 Conference on New York State History
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:50 am
Members of New York state's history community will meet for the 36th annual Conference on New York State History when it convenes at Niagara University on June 18-20, 2015.
Federal Communications Commission votes to end blackout rule
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:50 am
The Federal Communications Commission has voted today to eliminate the sports blackout rule, a FCC rule that prohibits cable and satellite television providers from showing a National Football League game in its home market if it is not sold out 72 hours prior to its start time.
PACE participant shaving head to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:45 am
Sandra Santos, a Complete Senior Care PACE participant and Niagara Falls resident, will shave her head live at the day center in front of an audience of nearly 50 fellow PACE participants, volunteers and staff to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds to offset the disease.
'2014 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes' at Larkin Square
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 07:00 am
The 2014 "Buffalo Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes" takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, at Larkin Square of downtown Buffalo. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m.
Niagara USA Chamber to host Senate debate
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce will host a debate between candidates for the 62nd District seat of the New York State Senate. This is the seat held by Sen. George Maziarz, who is not running for re-election.
Dunkin' Donuts celebrates National Coffee Day
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:55 pm
To celebrate National Coffee Day and the launch of its new dark roast blend, Dunkin' Donuts today donated 100 pounds of coffee to Food Bank of Western New York.
Jackie James-Creedon presented U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Award for Activism on Tonawanda Coke
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Tonawanda resident and community activist Jackie James-Creedon with an Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.