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Super Bowl Sunday: Tips for getting home safely
Fri, Feb 1st 2019 02:25 pm
The big game is Sunday and no matter what team you're rooting for, AAA Western and Central New York wants to remind drivers to have a plan in place to get home safely after a night of festivities.
Siberian huskies to visit Niagara Falls State Park this weekend
Fri, Feb 1st 2019 02:25 pm
After a week of subzero temperatures and too much snow, get out of the house and come meet the dogs of the Siberian Husky Club of WNY. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, they'll visit Niagara Falls State Park's Goat Island, outside of the Cave of the Winds "The World Changed Here" Pavilion.
Belter named St. Bonaventure lacrosse captain
Fri, Feb 1st 2019 12:05 pm
Last week, the St. Bonaventure mens lacrosse team named its six captains. One of the six is freshman and Niagara-Wheatfield High School alumnus Zack Belter.
NIMAC seeking applicants for Merrell Lane Scholarship
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 03:25 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council has established a scholarship named in honor of Merrell Lane, long-time chairman and co-founder of NIMAC. The annual scholarship will be awarded to enlisted members assigned to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station who are in pursuit of an aviation-related career. 
Intandem hosting open interviews across Niagara County
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 03:20 pm
Intandem will hold open interviews to educate potential employees of available job opportunities working with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities at locations throughout Niagara County.
N-W cheerleading wins Division 1 large schools at NFL tournament
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 03:15 pm
Last weekend, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders won the Division 1 large schools portion of the Niagara Frontier League Tournament.
Falcons wrestling honors seniors
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 03:10 pm
Last Wednesday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons wrestling team honored its nine seniors prior to its match versus Ken-Ton.
Kevyn Adams named Harborcenter general manager
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 02:50 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment President and CEO Kim Pegula on Thursday announced Kevyn Adams was elevated to the role of general manager of Harborcenter. Adams will now oversee all aspects of Harborcenter's day-to-day operation, while continuing his responsibilities as director of the Academy of Hockey and president of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres youth hockey organization.
BOCES students help NT Middle School students explore careers
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 01:30 pm
North Tonawanda Middle School Principal Greg Burgess said he is pleased how the Career Fair at the school went on Jan. 24.
O/N BOCES students shine at Auto Collision Competition
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 01:25 pm
Students in Paul Magyar's auto body program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center had a chance to show off their skills at the third annual Western New York Auto Collision Competition. 
Strong elected to NYS AHPERD Board of Directors
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 01:15 pm
The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance has announced the election of Niagara County Community College instructor John Strong as the Executive Council secretary for 2019-20. 
Pecoraro to run for alderman-at-large seat on NT Common Council
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 01:10 pm
Current city Alderman-at-Large Robert Pecoraro announced Monday that he will seek his second full term on the North Tonawanda Common Council.
Pappas' hosting 9th annual Snowflake Ball
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 01:00 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife Linda announced the upcoming ninth annual Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball to be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Knights of Columbus located at 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda. 
College Information Night at N-WHS
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:55 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield, Starpoint and Lewiston-Porter schools are hosting a College Information Night for college-bound sophomores and juniors from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Niagara-Wheatfield High School auditorium.
Siegmann seeking re-election for Town of Wheatfield highway superintendent
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:50 pm
Paul Siegmann is seeking the support of residents to continue as Town of Wheatfield highway superintendent for a second term. 
West Street K-Kids giving continues
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:45 pm
The K-Kids of West Street Elementary School culminated 2018 with the giving spirit. The K-Kids got the entire West Street student body involved by collecting food for Thanksgiving dinners for the area families in need.
MacSwan responds to cut in AIM funds from governor
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:40 pm
On Monday, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its second regular session of January. Valuable information was announced from the recent formation of an emergency services department, an update from Councilman Larry Helwig and Tim Zuber of Wendel Engineers regarding the Niagara River Greenway trail, and a response from Supervisor Don MacSwan to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the cuts in Aid and Incentives to Municipalities.
DEC releases New York state hunting safety statistics for 2018
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:25 pm
The 2018 hunting seasons in New York tallied the lowest number of recorded hunting-related shooting incidents (HRSIs) - and tied the 2016 mark (13) as the safest on record, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Higgins joins Larson to announce reintroduction of Social Security 2100 Act
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:20 pm
Democrat Congressman Brian Higgins joined his Connecticut counterpart Congressman John Larson at a press conference on Wednesday to announce the reintroduction of the Social Security 2100 Act. More than 200 members have already signed on as cosponsors of the bill.
Books for Barker
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:20 pm
At the request of Newfane librarian Kris DeGlopper Bank, the proceeds from the annual book sale at The Winery at Marjim Manor will be donated to the Barker Free Library.
Muy Bueno! El Cubilete seeing success at new location
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:20 pm
People are always looking for the best that is offered to them, and if you're looking for authentic Mexican cuisine, look no further than El Cubilete, 2050 Cayuga Drive Ext., on the corner, off Williams Road.
Niagara County travel advisory lifted
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 11:05 am
The travel advisory for all of Niagara County, which was issued on Tuesday by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the Niagara County Emergency Management Office, is now being lifted.
'Mental Samurai' to debut following season 7 premiere of 'MasterChef Junior'
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 11:05 am
"Mental Samurai," a new competition series that pushes every aspect of human intelligence and mental agility, debuts Tuesday, March 5 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX. Hosted and produced by Rob Lowe, from A. Smith & Co. Productions, Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and Apploff Entertainment, the show is the first-ever obstacle course ... for the mind.
Power Authority board approves economic development incentives to create jobs in Western New York
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 11:05 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved hydropower and funding incentives to 3M Company in Erie County and North Country Dairy and Criscitello & Criscitello in St. Lawrence County, to create 40 jobs and generate more than $17 million in capital investments.
Grammys: Recording Academy honors Diana Ross, her landmark career and contributions to music, with special 75th 'Diamond Diana' birthday performance
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 11:05 am
The Recording Academy has announced a very special performance by Diana Ross during this year's 61st Annual Grammy Awards. In what promises to be an unforgettable Grammy moment, the Recording Academy will honor the icon and celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical accomplishments.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces 3rd annual 'Rock Your Socks' photo contest
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 08:55 am
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Ronald McDonald Charities of Western New York is launching its third annual "Rock Your Socks" photo contest - red and white striped socks, that is - to raise awareness and support for the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House.
Alfiero Family Charitable Foundation announces $1 million commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 08:55 am
The Alfiero Family Charitable Foundation has announced a $1 million commitment to support construction for the new Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St. The venue will be named the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise.
NYSEG offers safety tips for extreme cold
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 08:30 am
NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. reminds customers to take measures to stay safe and warm during the bitterly cold weather in the region.
AAA Western and Central New York announces Four Diamond hotel winners
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 08:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York is proud to announce its Four Diamond hotel winners! Eighteen hotels in the Western and Central New York region were awarded the prestigious distinction of Four Diamond status.
Cuomo: $7.5 million in funding available for municipalities as part of 'Smart Street Lighting NY' program
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced $7.5 million in funding is available for municipalities across the state for the installation of new SMART LED street lights as part of the hid "Smart Street Lighting NY" program.
Mount St. Mary's recognizes February as Heart Month
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will celebrate Heart Month in February. The annual lipid panel screening highlights a series of events throughout the month.
Village of Lewiston DPW earns praise for snow removal
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 06:40 pm
As snow-covered roads were prominently featured on local TV news stations Wednesday morning, residents in the Village of Lewiston woke up to a very different site.
AG James, Cuomo announce investigation into Apple FaceTime privacy breach
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 04:10 pm
Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced an investigation into Apple's failure to warn consumers about the FaceTime bug and "slow response" to addressing the issue. The bug jeopardized the privacy of consumers in New York by allowing users to receive audio and video from the device of the person they are calling even before the person accepted or rejected the call.
FOX reveals a second season of TV's #1 new show 'The Masked Singer'
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 03:55 pm
FOX is renewing the new celebrity competition series "The Masked Singer," this season's No. 1 new series and No. 1 unscripted show, which captivated a massive audience of more than 17 million multiplatform viewers for its debut episode.
Special Olympics New York, The Perfect Granola announce partnership to promote athlete health
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 02:55 pm
Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengsterman and The Perfect Granola Founder Michele Liddle today announced a partnership to promote athlete health in the Greater Rochester area.
'BTS World Tour Love Yourself in Seoul' one-day screening breaks $2.8M at box office
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 02:55 pm
Super-group BTS' mega-hit "BTS World Tour Love Yourself in Seoul" tour event grossed over $2.8 million at the domestic box office on Saturday, in over 1,000 movie theaters nationwide. That made the event the highest one-day gross for a music event for Fathom - and for the event cinema industry in North America. The event was No. 5 at the box office and had the highest per-screen average.
Music to your ears: American Airlines customers can access Apple Music for free in-flight
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 02:45 pm
Entertainment on American Airlines is getting even better. Starting Friday, American Airlines customers will have access to Apple Music to stream more than 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any domestic flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi.
BPO 'Side-By-Side' with Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra concert cancelled due to inclement weather
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 02:45 pm
The joint concert featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performing side-by-side with the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The free concert was slated to take place tonight at 7 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall.
AAA, police remind motorists to obey travel bans and exercise caution
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 02:25 pm
So far today, AAA has responded to just over 700 calls across Western New York and Central New York - the number has doubled since 9 a.m., which is still consistent with a typical January day.
Higgins joins Brownley in introducing legislation to expand child care program to improve veterans' access to health care
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 02:15 pm
Democrat Congressman Brian Higgins joined Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) in introducing the Veterans' Access to Child Care Act. This is legislation that would make permanent the VA's child care pilot program and expand it so that veterans across the nation who are primary caretakers have a convenient, cost-free option for child care when they have VA medical appointments.

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