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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.
Lewiston Choraleers to perform at historic Episcopal church
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
The City of Niagara Falls' south end will burst into song Sunday, Nov. 29, as the popular Lewiston Choraleers celebrate the music of Christmas with a performance of "The Season of Love."
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.
RRG, community gives thanks to end of CWM hazardous waste landfilling
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 04:20 pm
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, members of Residents for Responsible Government gathered Monday at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in Lewiston to express their appreciation for the end of hazardous waste landfilling at CWM Chemical Waste Services LLC in Porter.
Cuomo announces next phase of multimillion-dollar transformation at Buffalo Harbor State Park
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the start of construction work on the small boat harbor breakwall and southern revetment, which is the next phase of the multimillion-dollar transformation of Buffalo Harbor State Park.
ECHDC: The Ice at Canalside now open for the season
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:10 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today opened for the season The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
Niagara University praised for bringing 'Help Me Grow' child development program to WNY
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:10 am
Shortly after Niagara University became the first higher education institution to serve as a Help Me Grow organizing entity, its College of Education was praised by program founder Dr. Paul Dworkin as an "inspiring example of strengthening town-gown ties in support of childhood system building."
Sabres, Tops Friendly Markets, Entercom Buffalo partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets' drive
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will once again partner with Tops Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive Tuesday, Nov. 24, to benefit local food pantries.
Learn 'What is Leadership?' at NU breakfast forum
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center's next breakfast forum will examine "What is Leadership?" with a presentation Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville.
Erie County Parks, partners collaborate to protect, preserve Concord land parcel
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:00 am
Deputy Erie County Executive Maria Whyte and Deputy Commissioner of the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Greg Olma were joined by elected officials, representatives of the Nature Conservancy and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and parks enthusiasts late last week to announce the recent donation of over 200 acres of forested property located in the Town of Concord.
The Jug is back in Youngstown
Sat, Nov 21st 2015 09:00 am
The Stone Jug saw a well-attended and welcome "soft opening" last Thursday, as the Mike Costello family took over operations of the local favorite at Main at Lockport streets. For the village, it marks the second successful reopening of a long-popular business in past weeks.
Niagara Law Center to spread holiday cheer with toy drive
Sat, Nov 21st 2015 07:00 am
The objective is simple: To accrue a mountain of toys.
River Region encourages shoppers to think local on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 21st 2015 07:00 am
One weekend a year, Lewiston retailers and restaurateurs invite the community - and those from across Western New York - to "think big, and shop small." In other words, skip the trip to the national chain stores and spend time (and dollars) exploring the River Region's unique, locally owned businesses.