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18th annual 'Christmas at Hilbert' set for Dec. 6
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
A live nativity will bring the Christmas story to life during Hilbert College's 18th annual Christmas celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The celebration will include a children's Christmas party, complete with a visit from Santa, following the nativity.
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center hosts 'Rein in the Holidays' and Purina Check-R-Board Days
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 06:55 am
Clyde's Feed & Animal Center, located at 351 Union St., Hamburg, has announced its 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days lineup.
Niagara County Department of Health receives national award to promote HPV vaccine
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 06:50 pm
The National Association of County and City Health Officials notified Niagara County Department of Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton it awarded his department $35,000 to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates.
Arts Services Initiative announces 2015 'Give for Greatness' grant awards
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) announced the recipients of the 2015 "Give for Greatness" grants. Thirty grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each were awarded to cultural organizations across ASI's entire five-county service area thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Aquarium of Niagara's 'Conservation Conversation' series continues Dec. 5
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Last month, the Aquarium of Niagara instituted a new three-part conservation lecture series titled "Conservation Conversation." The second talk, to be given by Dr. Sherri Mason, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.
Volunteers sought to prepare taxes at free tax prep sites
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Consumer Credit Counseling Service and the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition announced they are seeking 15-20 volunteers to register by Dec. 8 to help prepare taxes at free tax prep sites. Volunteers will undergo training this month and ultimately provide tax preparation services in Niagara County in February and March.
Meet Santa at Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:05 pm
Matthew O'Donoghue, age 7, of Lewiston, takes a photo with Santa Claus at Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, 5540 Porter Road, Niagara Falls (across from the old Sam's Club.) Mary Ann Hess owns Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, which specializes in gourmet chocolates.
'Roar in 4': Buffalo State announces four-year graduation guarantee
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced plans Tuesday for a new completion initiative, "Roar in 4," which guarantees to incoming full-time freshmen they will be able to take the courses they need to complete a bachelor's degree within four years.
Canalside to host fifth annual holiday celebration and tree lighting
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. invites the public to its fifth annual holiday celebration and tree lighting at Canalside from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. This year's free celebration takes place at The Ice at Canalside.
AARP holiday party at The Como
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
AARP, Niagara Falls Area, Chapter No. 283, will hold its annual holiday party at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at The Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue.
Author of 'What the Best College Teachers Do' to keynote teaching and learning conference at NU
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Niagara University's 15th annual conference on teaching and learning will take place Jan. 11-12, 2016.
Yahoo Community Benefit Fund grant will enable monthly family programs at Niagara History Center
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund, in conjunction with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, has awarded the Niagara County Historical Society a $4,771 grant to offer evening family programs once a month throughout 2016.
#GivingTuesday proclamation in Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 1st 2015 01:30 pm
City of Niagara Falls Administrator Donna Owens, speaking on behalf of Mayor Paul Dyster and the City Council, issued a proclamation this afternoon in support of #GivingTuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.