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Empire State Development announces $4.4 million for projects spurring economic opportunity across New York
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Empire State Development's board of directors has approved more than $4.4 million to support six economic development projects in the Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, North Country and New York City regions. The funding will leverage more than $5.6 million in private and additional public investments to support businesses, improve important infrastructure and lay the groundwork for future economic growth and job creation.
Ceretto joins Cuomo to announce Western New York job recruitment
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday to announce an upcoming job recruitment event for people who are looking for work. The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will hold a job recruitment seminar in Williamsville on May 15. The event will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Williamsville Career Center at 4175 Transit Road in the Transitown Plaza.
Heart of Niagara's 'Cruisin' On The Canal' welcomes additional sponsors
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue recently secured additional sponsors for its "Cruisin On The Canal" fundraiser planned for Saturday, June 14.
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center hosts free hearing screens in May
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
May is Better Hearing & Speech Month across the U.S. Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the professional treatment available.
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center recognized by Niagara River Lodge Masons
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Lodge Masons recently presented the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center with a Community Award of $500.
Canalside hosts opportunity to join in an aerial photo
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
Canalside is giving Western New Yorkers the opportunity to show their "Buffalove," as they join together for a unique aerial photo Friday, June 13, beginning at noon sharp.
Golf tournament to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 30th annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament is taking place Monday, June 9, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown. All proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Niagara County.
Application deadline is Thursday for Sass nursing scholarship
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The application deadline is Thursday (May 15) for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Schoellkopf administrators credit staff's efforts for five-star rating
Mon, May 12th 2014 05:05 pm
Administrators at the Schoellkopf Health Center are giving kudos to the center's staff following their recent attainment of a five-star quality rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Chamber Gala sponsors
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:25 am
The annual Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala is Friday.

Shown from left to right are the 2014 Chamber Gala sponsors.

Visit the Sentinel page for profiles on all of this year's honorees.

Grisanti bill establishes green development home tax exemption for Erie County
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:25 am
On Saturday, New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced the passage of a bill that establishes a green development home tax exemption for local property owners, making an amendment of the state's real property tax law for property located within Erie County.
Open auditions for Theatre in the Mist's fall musical 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:25 am
Theatre in the Mist will hold auditions for its fall musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," on Tuesday, June 10, and Wednesday, June 11.
NU Theatre presents free children's production, 'Devon's Hurt'
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
From July 24 through Aug. 2, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging and timely theater for young audiences productions with "Devon's Hurt," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
NU Theatre presents free children's stories this summer at Leary Theatre and Artpark
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
This summer, Niagara University Theatre's 38-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues. Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse. And Alexander, as usual is having a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Pierre just doesn't care!
Historic Riviera Theatre announces new membership benefits
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society Inc. announce new annual Riv membership benefits. They include:
UB Dental cuts the ribbon as partner in Erie County Health Mall
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
Residents of an East Side Buffalo neighborhood who have been without a local source for primary or dental care since 2009 now have both, thanks to services being provided in the new Erie County Health Mall.
Explore & More's fifth annual 'Touch-A-Truck' expected to draw thousands
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
Explore & More once again invites children and families to put their imaginations in gear and go to the fifth annual "Touch-A-Truck."
Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo holds Walk for Kidneys/Tim Oehmler Memorial 5K Run
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:00 am
The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo will hold its 2014 Walk for Kidneys/Tim Oehmler Memorial 5K Run Sunday, June 15, at Delaware Park in Buffalo.
Is Lewiston at risk?
Sat, May 10th 2014 11:00 am
Lewiston business owners fear their prime season could be in jeopardy this year.

As spring turns to summer and warm weather takes hold, Lewiston turns on its tourist magnet, with weekly concerts, monthly festivals and outdoor events. This year, however, the thruway to and from the village is under construction, which will delay visitors from coming and going - and could persuade them not to make a trip in the first place.

Old Fort Niagara honors military on Armed Forces Day
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:50 am
Old Fort Niagara will honor active duty military and veterans on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17, by offering free family admission to anyone who has served in the armed forces, past or present. The fort will present several special programs during the day, including musket and cannon firings and blacksmithing demonstrations.
OUN still in hunt for Green America Award
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:45 am
Good news for Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara: The local community gardening program won last week's vote in the Green America Awards competition, which means OUN is still in the running for a 2014 Green America Award.
Ransomville Speedway loses another one to Mother Nature
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:45 am
A heavy rainstorm moved in at 5 p.m. Friday, forcing Ransomville Speedway officials to cancel the racing program slated for the night.
Can You Help: 'Hope for the Care and Research of Neurofibromatosis'
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The Napier family of Lewiston is hosting a fundraiser, "Hope for the Care and Research of Neurofibromatosis," starting at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 17, at Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Blvd., Niagara Falls. Proceeds will benefit Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo in its ongoing research.
DEC comment period on CWM expansion underway
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
Monday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation made its long-awaited announcement that a notice of application for CWM Chemical Services LLC's planned expansion at the company's Balmer Road hazardous waste landfill is now complete and a comment period is underway.
Chamber Awards Gala: Great Lakes Real Estate Inc., Brett's Tent & Awning recognized
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala this Friday, May 16, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital/St. Francis Guild Scholarship awarded
Sat, May 10th 2014 08:00 am
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital presented one of its annual scholarships to a hospital employee who is furthering her education in nursing. This year's recipient was Christa Bax, left, who is a student at Niagara County Community College.
Grisanti names Cindy Abbott Letro 2014 'Woman of Distinction'
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Cindy Abbott Letro will be honored in Albany Tuesday, May 13, as part of a ceremony that recognizes female residents of New York who were recognized as part of the state's celebration of Women's History Month.

Letro is committed to strengthening the fabric of the community through volunteerism, philanthropy and leadership. Lending her expertise developed over 25 years as a broadcast/marketing professional, Letro has helped a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations in the Buffalo/Niagara region raise millions of dollars.

Niagara Catholic cares for community
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
On Tuesday, May 6, students, faculty and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School volunteered throughout Niagara County as part of their annual "Day of Caring."
Niagara University, Niagara Catholic, Buffalo Diocese sign memorandum of understanding
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo held a signing ceremony Friday to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding.
Area police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
On Wednesday, May 14, law enforcement personnel who have died in the line of duty will be honored in an interfaith memorial service at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
Niagara Sunset Cruises bringing dining and sightseeing cruises to Lower Niagara River
Sat, May 10th 2014 06:00 am
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours announces a new offering on the Lower Niagara River. Niagara Sunset Cruises will run dining and sightseeing cruises aboard the Niagara Belle beginning July 1. The Niagara Queen will join the fleet in the spring of 2015.
NCCC commencement Saturday
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:35 am
President and General Manager of WGRZ-TV Jim Toellner will be the commencement speaker at Niagara County Community College's 50th commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the main gym on the Sanborn campus.
Mother's Day: The personal touch
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:30 am
Mother's Day is a perfect time to ask yourself how much you really know about your mother. It's a time to get to know the person that she is outside of her role as mother or wife.
Grand Island High School: Capital project work in auditorium progresses
Fri, May 9th 2014 03:10 pm
PHOTOS: The auditorium at Grand Island High School has been gutted as part of the ongoing capital project in the Grand Island Central School District. Work on the ceiling went on high above the aud floor on the platform.
Canalside: Summer 2014 concert schedule announced
Thu, May 8th 2014 07:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has announced a diverse lineup on Buffalo's waterfront. Thirty concerts will rock the park, including 10 free Thursday concerts and four ticketed concerts.

Canalside is bringing the likes of Buffalo favorite and lead singer of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie & The Sadies; reggae fusion artist Shaggy; neo soul/indie pop group Fitz and the Tantrums; and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring the music of Earth, Wind and Fire and Michael Jackson.

Town of Tonawanda, Wilson among 17 WNY projects earmarked for $85 million in NYS clean water infrastructure
Thu, May 8th 2014 07:50 pm
New York state's clean water state revolving loan fund, the nation's premier loan program for local wastewater systems, is marking its 25th year of operation with a low-cost financing program available to virtually any local government in the state.
Dirty Smile moves on to represent Western New York in final round of 'Hard Rock Rising'
Thu, May 8th 2014 12:55 pm
Western New York's Dirty Smile has made it to the top 25 in the "Hard Rock Rising" global battle of the bands. Competing against other Hard Rock's worldwide, they finished with the third-highest number of votes received in the competition. It is now in the hands of industry judges to pick the top three winners.
Maid of the Mist to launch for 129th consecutive season on May 10
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:55 am
Celebrities, world leaders and tourists from Canada and around the world will once again have a chance to ride the iconic Maid of the Mist when the boats are launched in Niagara Falls, New York, beginning Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m.
Grisanti-sponsored bill would award diplomas to all veterans
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced the passage of legislation (S6292) he sponsored that would make all veterans eligible for "Operation Recognition," which allows veterans to be awarded a high school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained while in the military.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2014-15 season-ticket prices
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the prices for season-ticket packages for the 2014-15 season. The prices for season tickets have increased by 4 percent from 2013-14, which amounts to roughly $1 to $4 more per game, depending on seat location, but will remain among the most affordable in the NHL, officials said.

"We are grateful to our fans for their incredible loyalty and patience through a challenging season," said Sabres president Ted Black. "It's important to us to balance the affordability of our tickets against the opportunity to qualify for league revenue sharing."

Accordingly, as an added benefit this year, season ticket holders can earn up to a 6.5 percent rebate, which is added to their SabreBucks card, if their account is renewed by June 23.

 


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