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BBB offers Cyber Monday savvy to last throughout the holiday season
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 10:25 am
Cyber Monday will contribute significantly to the expected $105 billion in online sales this holiday season according to the National Retail Federation. Will you be Cyber Monday shopping or joining millions of others buying online this year?
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue gift-wrap fundraiser at Barnes & Noble
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 10:10 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue volunteers will participate in the gift-wrapping program from 2-6 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Amherst Barnes & Noble Book Store 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Golisano Center hosts hardhat tour
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 10:10 am
Officials from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and several of its community partners recently received a guided hardhat tour of the new Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial.
'Share the Harvest' on Niagara Wine Trail nets $12,000 for local organizations
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 10:00 am
The Niagara Wine Trail wineries partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations to ensure a bountiful holiday season for area residents in need.
'Tips for Teens' fundraiser to benefit children at Wyndham Lawn campus
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 07:00 am
A "Tips for Teens" fundraiser to benefit New Directions Youth & Family Services will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at The Penalty Box Bar & Restaurant, 34 Chestnut St., Lockport.
Supporting small business
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 11:30 pm
Two of Lewiston's most well-known elected leaders lent a hand as part of Small Business Saturday.
Welcoming the world to Christmas in Niagara USA
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Experience "12 Days of Christmas" with a calendar full of local events to do with loved ones, family and visiting guests.
'Whole Lotta Love' at Hard Rock
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, welcomes Led Zeppelin tribute act Out On the Tiles for an 8 p.m. concert Friday, Dec. 11.
Preconstruction phase continues at Aquarium of Niagara
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
As the Aquarium of Niagara continues its "Join Our Journey" renovation campaign, guests have noticed some construction barriers inside the Whirlpool Street facility.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute using tourism initiatives to better community
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
In an effort to keep tourism dollars in the U.S., the Niagara Global Tourism Institute is working to develop the whole community in Niagara Falls to make it a more tourist-friendly area.
Above and Beyond: Beloved Island doctor saved by GIFC
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Dr. Edward A. Rayhill discovered the truth of the old saying "what goes around comes around" when paramedics from the Grand Island Fire Co. arrived at his door on Oct. 6.
Old Fort Niagara will deck its halls for 'Castle by Candlelight' Dec. 5, 12
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
On two chilly December evenings, Old Fort Niagara will open its doors and warmly welcome visitors to a candlelit and festively decorated French Castle for its annual "Castle by Candlelight" fundraiser, which benefits its educational programming.
New Directions launches 'Save a Christmas' program for holiday season
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
New Directions Youth and Family Services has launched its 2015 "Save a Christmas" program, an annual drive providing holiday gifts to low-income or single-parent families served by New Directions' community-based programs through individual gift donations or family sponsorships.
NACC Artists and Friends Exhibition opens Dec. 5
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center invites you to check out a wide array of holiday gift ideas at its Artists and Friends Exhibition, Saturday Dec. 5, to Sunday Jan. 10, at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Small Business Saturday on Grand Island
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
Small Business Saturday will take place Nov. 28 on the Island.
Storm damage threatens delay of Lewiston Family Ice Rink
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
With the holiday season fast approaching, Town of Lewiston Parks Department crews have been busy assembling the Lewiston Family Ice Rink at Academy Park. And all had been proceeding according to plan - that is, until a significant wind event wreaked havoc last Friday.
Community Missions offers hope, help and opportunity
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:05 am
"Often times, when people come to us, they often have nowhere else to go," said Robyn L. Krueger, executive director of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. "We can offer people hope that their situation isn't totally without support; their situation can be helped and their situation has opportunity. So we help move them toward the goal that they have for themselves."
Gateway Cities gear up for family festivities and shopping at Winter Walk
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:00 am
As shop owners across the nation prepare for the upcoming Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, merchants of the Tonawandas are working away on another holiday tradition.
'Niagara Now' the place to be
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County's peak tourist season unofficially ended Labor Day weekend, and early reports point toward 2015 being the best year on record for the local travel industry.
Catholic Health makes $450,000 investment at Mount St. Mary's
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 05:30 pm
With its new affiliation just five months old, Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital have announced a major technology investment to enhance patient care and support nursing staff at the Lewiston hospital.
Town of Lewiston: Trane contesting election results
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 05:25 pm
As the Sentinel went to press Wednesday, it obtained paperwork from the Niagara County Clerk's Office indicating David Trane petitioned the State Supreme Court to recount all votes cast in the general election - including those disallowed during the counting of absentee and affidavit ballots.
Restaurateur Vincent 'Vince' Morreale passes
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 05:20 pm
Vincent "Vince" Morreale, 88, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
Hibbard's proprietor passes
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 05:20 pm
James M. Hibbard, age 83, of Lewiston, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, after a brief illness.
Carnegie Art Center is back, invites WNY to join in the arts
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 02:45 pm
Thanks to the combined efforts of the Tonawandas' Council on the Arts Inc., the Carnegie Art Center Artist Advisory Committee and the City of North Tonawanda, the Carnegie Art Center will soon open its doors again to the Western New York community, after undergoing extensive renovations.
Niagara Falls Public Library partners with Community Missions on 'Food for Fines' program
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 01:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Public Library has caught the holiday spirit, and is offering a fine forgiveness program to benefit Community Missions.
NFL football: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Brock Osweiler, Brett Favre are main course this holiday week
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 01:00 pm
Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Brock Osweiler, and the return of Brett Favre to Lambeau Field, highlight two NFL games on NBC this holiday week.
Festival of Lights begins in Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 01:00 pm
The public is invited to join in celebrating the kickoff to the holiday season as the Hyde Park Festival of Lights flip is switched on for the season.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert for Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 08:00 am
In advance of the holiday shopping season, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued tips for consumers who plan to shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation guarantees large 50/50 raffle prize at next two home games
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 07:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres Foundation announced there will be a guaranteed pot of $50,000 for the 50/50 raffle at each of the Sabres' next two home games, when the Sabres host the Nashville Predators tonight and the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos serving up jobs in Niagara Falls and Buffalo
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 07:55 am
Seneca Resorts & Casinos will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, for candidates interested in exploring food and beverage opportunities at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo.
DEC announces $2 million grant program to help prevent spread of aquatic invasive species statewide
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 07:55 am
Two million dollars in grants are available to organizations for projects to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in New York's waterways, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced recently.
Niagara University students collect winter items for Abate School families
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 07:55 am
More than 80 sets of winter clothing items collected by Niagara University students were delivered Tuesday to Harry F. Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls. The hats, gloves and scarves were collected by members of NU's Alpha Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education.
Ortt unveils 'Revitalize Niagara Plan'
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 04:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, unveiled a two-pronged plan called "Revitalize Niagara," which would ensure the host city and certain entities get their fair share of casino revenue, and would allocate a portion of funds for economic development and job creation.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra's new album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard rock chart
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:45 pm
"Letters from the Labyrinth" (Lava Records/Republic Records) - the new album from the critically acclaimed, multiplatinum-selling progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra - debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard rock album chart this week and No. 6 on the Billboard top albums. The album also charted at No. 7 on Billboard Top 200 chart.
Working together
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
Recently, the Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, Lockport City School District, YWCA of the Niagara Frontier and the United Way of Greater Niagara/Martha Beeman Foundation partnered to provide a much-needed fence at the John Pound School in Lockport.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria mall Nov. 28
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 .m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Walden Galleria mall (lower level in front of Williams Sonoma - Sears side), on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga.
Three more of Ortt's bills signed into law
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt announced three bills he introduced earlier this year have been signed into law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S4523A) that prevents Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority funds from being diverted, while S5061A is in relation to the North Tonawanda Firemen's Benevolent Association, and S3638A relates to those with intellectual-developmental disabilities.
Helping out at Heart, Love and Soul
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
With the holiday season upon us, things are in full swing at Heart, Love and Soul in Niagara Falls. The agency's Thanksgiving food drive will lead up to its Thanksgiving meal today.
FASNY urges New Yorkers to have a happy, safe Thanksgiving
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 07:00 am
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires throughout the U.S., and Thanksgiving sees more such fires than any other day of the year.
USDA food safety resources for Thanksgiving troubles
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 07:00 am
Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece - the turkey - is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many are not experienced at roasting one.