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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.
Wheatfield-based Viatran supports Community Missions
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Wheatfield-based Viatran, a worldwide leader in providing innovative pressure and level transmitters, recently selected Community Missions as the benefactor for its community events program.
Pendleton dedicates marker celebrating founding
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Town residents and local officials showed up in force Thursday to dedicate a new historic marker that celebrates the founding of a small Erie Canal village that went on to become the modern town of Pendleton.
53 Sabres games available on Bell TV this season
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced 53 games would be carried on Bell TV in Southern Ontario in the 2014-15 season.
Tony-winning 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel announces track listing for Christmas album, 'Holiday Wishes'
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:35 pm
Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel has announced the track listing for her upcoming Christmas album, "Holiday Wishes," which will be released Oct. 14 by Warner Bros. Records.
Schneiderman announces $40 million in additional funding for homeowner protection program
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office is committing up to $40 million in additional funding to organizations that provide free, high-quality housing counseling and legal services to struggling homeowners around New York through his homeowner protection program. The new funding, which will extend the program for an additional two years, brings the total commitment of funds by the attorney general's office to $100 million over five years to help New York families stay in their homes.

The HOPP program is designed to provide free housing counseling and legal services to homeowners facing foreclosure.

Local dance studios, Abby Lee Miller and cast of 'Dance Moms' to compete at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:35 pm
Sheer Talent presents the "Niagara Falls Special Edition Competition." This, and the shooting of a new episode of "Dance Moms" with Abby Lee Miller, will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at The Conference Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
$4.7 million in new funding announced to accelerate Buffalo River restoration
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:35 pm
New funding will support restoration of the Buffalo River and put it on track to be removed from the list of Great Lakes "toxic hotspots" by 2019, the Great Lakes Commission announced in Buffalo, site of its annual meeting. Nearly $4.7 million will go to restoring degraded shoreline and create natural habitat at seven sites along the river.
'The Voice': Meet week one dark horses Reagan James and Taylor Phelan
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 02:05 pm
Week one of NBC's "The Voice" produced two singers we're bound to watch compete long into the seventh season.
'The Voice': Meet week one four-chair turns Luke Wade and James David Carter
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 01:30 pm
As it's done in past years, "The Voice" kicked off season seven with top-tier, four-chair turns in the premiere episode's opening and closing slots.
Youngstown Garden Club event
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 09:00 am
The Youngstown Garden Club will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the civic gardens at the Red Brick School, 240 Lockport St.
Higgins to host 'U.S. Service Academy Night' for local high school students
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting "U.S. Service Academy Night 2014," an opportunity for high school students and their families, as well as school administrators and counselors, to find out more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
Anticipation rises as Niagara Hospice event draws near
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice will hold the 24th annual "Cocktails and CA$H" beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Co. (Chestnut Ridge Road in Gasport).
New program offers help to women coping with recent breast cancer diagnosis
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Nearly 300,000 women in the U.S. will hear these words in 2014. Some may experience shock, fear and numbness. They may struggle with a lack of information and feelings of vulnerability, confusion and distress. Family and friends may be at a loss as to what to do.
'Illumination!' is the theme of the Castellani Art Museum's 12th annual gala
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
The annual event, which features silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner, is the museum's major fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting art education programs for people of all ages.
Author Stephen Nawotniak to speak about bipolar disorder at Museum of disABILITY History
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Museum of disABILITY History will welcome Stephen Nawotniak, author of "Handbook for Healthy Living with a Mood Disorder," as its next featured presenter for its "Dialogues on disABILITY" speaker series.
Tin Pan Alley celebrates 20 years as Lewiston's hometown hangout
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:10 am
It's been more than 20 years since "Cheers" went off the air, but people still want a place "where everybody knows your name."

In Lewiston, that location is Tin Pan Alley.

Cornerstone CFCU supports WNY Alzheimer's Association with 'Casual Fridays'
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:00 am
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union staff members made donations this summer in an effort to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York.