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Business and citizen leaders to be honored at TNBPA annual awards dinner
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
Local businesses and community members will be honored at the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's annual dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is $40.
North Tonawanda: Positive feedback heard on NT apartment complex at Niagara County IDA public hearing
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
After receiving positive feedback from residents and local officials during a public hearing on Tuesday, the Niagara County Local Development Agency will consider granting a tax break for VisoneCo Site Development's proposed $20 million housing and retail complex along the Niagara River in North Tonawanda.
Empire State Development announces restoration of Historic Parkside Candy business to begin
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:05 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the start of restoration of Parkside Candy Shoppe, which has been located at the corner of Main Street and West Winspear since 1927.
Dog on lap while driving: Unsafe ... and illegal
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:00 pm
While driving under the influence was once the major focus of safety on the road, distracted driving of all kinds has gained national attention in recent years. Texting and driving has proven to be the latest serious road hazard. It has cost a number of lives, and 42 states have developed laws and campaigns against it.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres create women's hockey program
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced the creation of a 19U women's elite team that will begin play in the 2017-18 season. Scott Welch has been named head coach of the squad, which will play a split-season independent schedule that focuses heavily on college showcase tournaments against top teams across North America.
Niagara County's first woman DA takes charge
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
With plans to expand the presence of prosecutors battling crime in Niagara Falls, and a significant reshaping of the district attorney's office, Caroline A. Wojtaszek ushered in a new era in Niagara County's court system.
Allstate offers tips for New Yorkers to make & keep financial resolutions in 2017
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. As we ring in 2017, many will vow to improve their health, get organized or take up a new hobby. According to StatisticBrain.com, the third-most popular resolution is to spend less and save more. This year, Allstate is encouraging its customers to stick to their resolutions and take the time to tone up their finances.
Sabres announce 'One Buffalo Library Day'
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will partner with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on the inaugural One Buffalo Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, when the Sabres take on the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Aquarium of Niagara participating in 716-themed weekend
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Aquarium is celebrating Western New York by offering $7.16 admission from Jan. 14-16.
Buffalo sailor serves in Atlantic aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:50 pm
Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Brandon Banks, left, from Buffalo, and Aerographer's Mate 1st Class Daniel Rees, from Seattle, take weather readings during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
Physicians now have access to minor patient health data through clinical information exchange
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
As a result of a change in New York state policy, participating providers can now securely access data through Western New York's clinical information exchange for minor patients 10-17 years of age. Access to the data requires a parent or legal guardian signing an affirmative HEALTHeLINK consent form on behalf of the minor patient.
Buffalo Sabres, Tops announce Kids Day ticket offers
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tops Friendly Markets will sponsor four games for Tops Kids Day, offering families the chance to bring their children to afternoon games at discounted prices.
Morinello takes office in Albany
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, took his oath of office on Tuesday and was sworn-in as a member of the New York State Legislature.
Girl Scouts of WNY celebrate 100th anniversary of first-known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York announced the movementwide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies.
Community Foundation accepting applications for 2017 grants
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for 2017 competitive grant processes that support the following areas of interest:
Empire State Development announces opening of Oishei Children's Outpatient Center on Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced Kaleida Health has opened seven new outpatient clinics at the Oishei Children's Outpatient Center in Buffalo.
Nussbaumer & Clarke realigns ownership
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:00 pm
Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc., one of the region's oldest engineering and land-surveying firms, has realigned its top executives and transferred ownership.
Lockport Family YMCA's capital campaign reaches $10 million goal
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:00 pm
The Lockport Family YMCA announced its capital campaign has reached its $10 million goal, thanks to a gift of $500,000 from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. The funds from the campaign are allocated to the construction of a brand-new, 52,000-square-foot building located on Snyder Drive in South Lockport.
Lewiston Senior Center installs officers for 2017
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 04:55 pm
The Town of Lewiston Senior Center held its installation of officers on Tuesday.
'National Geographic Live' returns to Kleinhans
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 04:50 pm
Explore a hidden universe through the eyes of the photographic team of David Doubilet and his underwater partner, Jennifer Hayes when they present "National Geographic Live's" "Coral, Fire and Ice: Exploring Secret Underwater Worlds."
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greets first newborn of 2017
Mon, Jan 2nd 2017 01:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greeted its first baby of 2017 at 8:09 p.m. New Year's Day when Santina Fittante of Youngstown gave birth to a son, Dillon John Barker.
Youngstown Lions announce 2016 holiday lighting winners
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club sponsors the annual Youngstown Lions Outdoor Lighting Contest. President Richard Allen has announced winners of the contest, which was held earlier this month.
Holiday baskets spread good cheer
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Volunteers for the Youngstown/Porter community holiday baskets gathered during the week of Dec. 12 for their annual assistance campaign. Volunteers accepted groceries and donations, organized them for needy families, and sorted and wrapped presents for children ranging from birth to teenage years.
Lewiston Redemption coming soon
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Bill and Tina Schiavitti have teamed with Greg Robertson of Greg's Pools to launch Lewiston Redemption. The bottle and can exchange site is set to debut in the spring of 2017 at 820 Seneca St., Lewiston, right next to Greg's Pools.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink deemed a 'huge success'; LPD offers proclamations
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston closed down 2016 with routine approvals to its final audit, recognizing the efforts of area law enforcement, and receiving some very favorable news on the Lewiston Family Ice Rink.
Youngstown Lions assist Teal Project
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club recently recognized the work of Sandra Lahrache of the Teal Project. Her mission is to promote sexual violence prevention and awareness programs through education in Western New York-area schools, colleges and businesses.
Rellim Hair & Makeup Design Studio celebrating 5 years
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Lauren Rose Miller is marking five years in business next Friday, and welcoming existing and future customers to stop into Rellim Hair & Makeup Design Studio from 4-7 p.m. for a special launch party.
Sandy Beach Yacht Club: Vathy honored as Woman of the Year
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Sandy Beach Yacht Club Women's Organization held its annual Ladies Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 3, at the club, located at 1851 Winter Road. The group enjoyed a dinner catered by the Riverstone Grill at the event, chaired by Mickey Agnello.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Lighting contest winners announced
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Light Up the Boulevard Committee, and the Grand Island Recreation Department have announced the winners of the holiday lighting contest.
Grand Island High School students support Christmas Eve Delivery Project
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Needy children woke up on Christmas morning with gifts on their stoop thanks to students at Grand Island High School.
2016 - The Year In Sentinel Covers
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
What follows is a brief recap of our staff's favorite prominent news stories, and images of past Sentinel covers, encapsulating major events and trends in northern Niagara.
Poloncarz to participate in new communitywide campaign to raise awareness about poverty
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:35 pm
As part of an effort by the Rural Outreach Center's attempt to raise awareness about the challenges people face living in poverty, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced he will participate in a new communitywide campaign next month called "ROC Resolutions Challenge."
Consumer Credit Counseling Service suggests 3 important financial resolutions for 2017
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:30 pm
Consumer Credit Counseling Service is sharing some advice for consumers who are facing another new year with budget and debt concerns. A recent survey by Fidelity Investments revealed more than a third of Americans intend to make a financial resolution for 2017.
Poloncarz, Hogues honor Louise Smith as December Senior of the Month
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues, members of the Erie County Senior Services department, and enthusiastic seniors at the Town of Aurora Senior Center to honor Louise Smith as Erie County's "Senior of the Month" for December.
Spreading joy year-round
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 05:35 pm
Carol Miranda poses for a photo by the tree she decorated at People Inc. Willow Senior Living.
Sakari debuts at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo announced the public debut of Sakari the polar bear and the start of Polar Bear Days on Thursday.
Kate Fowler named director of It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 03:00 pm
The board of directors of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation announced the appointment of Dr. Kate J. Fowler to the position of executive director.
Donation made for DeGlopper Memorial expansion
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 03:00 pm
More than $3,000 was raised and donated in recent fundraisers for the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial.
NCCC scores high in Military Times' rankings
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 02:45 pm
Military Times has named Niagara County Community College as a top school in "Best for Vets: Colleges 2017" rankings. The eighth annual rankings designation comes from Military Times' school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission receives capitol improvement grant
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 02:35 pm
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission received a $1,763,222 capital improvement grant on Tuesday from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York with the assistance of M&T Bank.