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Falls church takes ashes to street
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 01:15 pm
On Ash Wednesday, March 1, St. Peter's Episcopal Church will offer "Ashes to Go," a new approach to the centuries-old Christian tradition.
From Alzheimer's to autism, nuclear neurology could launch revolution in diagnosing and treating brain diseases
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 01:10 pm
When applied to the brain, nuclear medicine techniques reveal critical information about the progression of the most devastating diseases, from Alzheimer's to traumatic brain injury.
Elderwood sponsors free LCA concerts
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:10 pm
Elderwood at Wheatfield is supporting the efforts of Lewiston Council on the Arts by sponsoring the "Blue Mondays" and "Bluegrass Mondays" concerts in Lewiston.
Niagara University students take financial aid message to Albany
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:05 pm
A five-student delegation from Niagara University made a 300-mile trek to the New York State Capitol last week to speak with lawmakers about the importance of universal access to financial aid.
153 New York groups ask DEC for comment extension on pipeline
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:00 pm
More than 150 grassroots groups, businesses, faith communities, and organizations such as Food & Water Watch, Clean Air Coalition, NRDC and Sierra Club are requesting the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation extend the public comment period for National Fuel's Northern Access 2016 Project.
Morinello joins Noah Clergy Caucus, local faith leaders to discuss 'Raise the Age'
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:00 pm
On Monday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined the NOAH Clergy Caucus and local faith leaders for breakfast and to discuss last week's "Raise the Age" legislation, which passed the Assembly by an 86-48 vote.
Leadership Niagara announces 2017 honorees
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 12:55 pm
Leadership Niagara's 27th annual awards luncheon will bring regional leaders together at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls on Wednesday, April 19, to honor five individuals and organizations who exemplify the organization's mission and core values:
Bills to hold 'Madden' Club Series Championship at (716) on Sunday
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:55 pm
(716) Food and Sport is set to host the Buffalo Bills "Madden 17" Club Series Championship on Sunday, beginning at noon.
Lewiston Art Festival applications available
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:55 pm
Applications are now available for the 51st annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13, in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show.
Higgins celebrates Buffalo & Niagara Falls students making history in latest NASA launch
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed Buffalo and Niagara Falls students back to Western New York following a trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Center to witness their work blast up to the International Space Station during a launch on Sunday, Feb. 19.
Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center hosts 6th annual Bridal Open House
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 02:15 pm
On Sunday, March 5, Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center will host its sixth annual Bridal Open House.
WNY Mobile STEAM & Maker Lab Powered by AT&T looks to bring 'learning by making' experience to urban school districts
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 02:10 pm
AT&T, Computers For Children (CFC) and the WNY STEM Hub announced the launch of the WNY Mobile STEAM & Maker Lab Powered by AT&T. It is designed to provide public and charter schools across Western New York with comprehensive resources and instruction to engage more students in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education and career paths through an immersive educational experience.
Niagara Frontier League: High school sectional playoff brackets revealed
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 12:30 pm
The Niagara Frontier League has been the talk of high school basketball all season. The league was decided by a three-way tie between North Tonawanda, Kenmore West and Lockport. Two other top teams, Niagara Falls and Grand Island, also shared time in first place during the year.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara, Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition announces openings at free tax prep sites
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 12:25 pm
In 2013, Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) launched the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition (NCFLC) to provide free opportunities for financial education and awareness. It is designed to help low-income Niagara County residents with access to volunteer income tax assistance.
8 is great: NU's CMAA student chapter again named best in nation
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 12:25 pm
For an eighth straight year, the Club Managers Association of America's Student Chapter of the Year resides on Monteagle Ridge.
Lewiston Police Department responds to early-morning stabbing incident
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 11:55 am
Just after 3 a.m. Monday morning, The Lewiston Police Department received a call for a stabbing at 4940 Indian Hill Road.
Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show set for March 25-26
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced a more than $3 million expansion of Confer Plastics, a molded plastics product company in North Tonawanda. The investment allows the firm to create 35 new jobs and significantly expand production in Western New York.
NACC's Art of Beer: Craft beer extravaganza returns to Falls
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 07:00 am
In the mood for some fantastic suds sampling, tasty eats, music and socializing, and don't want to travel all the way down to Buffalo to enjoy?
Niagara County SPCA debuts Mardi Paws Masquerade Ball
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County SPCA will hold its first Mardi Paws Masquerade Ball from 5:30-8 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, 7001 Buffalo Ave.
The Sentinel turns 30
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 12:00 pm
On Feb. 14, 1987, the paper was printed with a giant headline, in big, bold, red letters, that said, "We Need A Name!"
Aquarium of Niagara hosts '716 Weekend - Part 2'
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 10:25 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating Western New York one more time this year by offering $7.16 admission now through Feb. 20.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce: Awards Gala honorees announced
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. This is the second consecutive year the event is being held in Niagara Falls. It's due to the growth in event participation over the years.
Wine on Third proprietors set to debut The Craft
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
Shawn Weber and David Giusiana are set to debut The Craft Kitchen and Bar on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The modern-looking pub is kitty-corner to Wine on Third, their popular downtown bar and restaurant on the corner of Third Street and Ferry Avenue.
Historical Association of Lewiston looks back at decade that brought us The Sentinel
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
On behalf of the Historical Association of Lewiston and its board of directors, happy birthday Sentinel! The Sentinel's first edition was issued Feb. 14, 1987, and actually had the title of "We Need A Name!" It was since that very first edition that the HAL started its long relationship with the Sentinel, when we placed our member meeting notice in it for a historian to speak about the history of Lundy's Lane.
Ice rink: Town of Lewiston Board receives good news from Dashineau
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 06:55 am
Town Parks/Recreation Director Michael Dashineau had some upbeat news for Lewiston residents and the Town Board on Monday.
Niagara University seeking youth summer camp counselors
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:50 pm
Niagara University is looking for motivated individuals to be summer youth camp counselors.
Family Promise of WNY to collaborate with Roswell Park in creating a home-like environment for families experiencing homelessness
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:45 pm
The "Painting for Promise" event will bring Roswell Park Cancer Institute's executive management team into the Family Promise of WNY shelter to paint and perform repairs to build a welcoming environment for families.
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:05 pm
With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway.
Welcome Center to celebrate Grand Island, WNY
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
The future Western New York Welcome Center, one of 10 welcome centers that are to be built in all regions of New York state at a cost of $55 million, will place Grand Island in the center of Western New York tourism.
Grand Island Town Board: Local solar law may be model for other communities
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
Grand Island's new solar law, the first local law to be passed in 2017, could be seen as a model for other communities looking to draft solar laws, said Town Board member Beverly Kinney.
St. Johnsburg holds installation of officers
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:40 pm
The St. Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Co. and its Ladies Auxiliary recently held the annual installation of officers at the St. Johnsburg Firehall, 7165 Ward Road.
New York State Parks unveils new family-sharing Empire Pass card
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced the new State Parks Empire Pass card is now available for purchase.
Grand Island: Border Patrol agents in Buffalo arrest 7 illegally in US
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:45 am
On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol received an anonymous call that there were 12-20 illegal immigrants at an address on Long Road on Grand Island. In response, agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station increased patrols in the area.
Girl Scouts of WNY celebrate diversity of world, connections with others
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:25 am
Girl Scouts from all over Western New York gathered together for the International World Thinking Day event on Saturday. The Girl Scouts of Western New York spent the afternoon at Herbert Hoover Elementary School in Buffalo with 152 girls in attendance.
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:20 am
With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway. The 12th annual event, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club is set for Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, along Center Street in Lewiston.
Morinello joins labor committee
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:20 am
This week, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello was assigned to an additional committee for the 2017-18 legislative session. Morinello will now serve on the labor committee in addition to his previous committee assignments, which include committees on codes, higher education, housing and tourism, and veterans' affairs (where he is the ranking minority member).
ECC dental students deliver another successful Give Kids a Smile Day
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:20 am
On Feb. 3, SUNY Erie Community College's dental hygiene students partnered with Dr. Marti Peterson's Just 4 Me Pediatric dental team to provide free dental care to children from Erie and Niagara counties as part of the American Dental Association-sponsored Give Kids a Smile Day at the college's north campus dental hygiene clinic.
Help Me Grow Western New York awarded $1.8 million grant for child development program
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:15 am
Help Me Grow Western New York has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for its continued regional implementation of the comprehensive child development collaborative. Niagara University has been selected to manage the three-year grant.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation elects new officers, adds board member
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:15 am
At its annual meeting, the board of directors of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation Inc. elected John Zak as chair and secretary, and Todd Scherrer as treasurer. Members also added BPO Chair Steve Swift as a new director. Additionally, Daniel Hart was named president, and Kevin James was named vice president of finance.
Parkinson's skating party hits Canalside
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 12:45 pm
The National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York will host its third annual Parkinson's ice skating party at Canalside on Wednesday, Feb. 15.