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Kenan Center to present 32nd annual photo show
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 04:20 pm
For the 32nd year, the Kenan Center in Lockport will present the Storrs All High Photo Show, featuring the work of high school students from across Western New York.
Butterfly Moon presents Cuddle Cot to NFMMC's labor & delivery unit
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 04:15 pm
Amy DeSantis, left, and Angela Stutzman, right, of Butterfly Moon, recently presented a Cuddle Cot to the Labor & Delivery staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
OUN artists display work at Mount St. Mary's
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 04:15 pm
A group of artists from Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara gathered at Mount St. Mary's Hospital on Thursday for a ceremony to bless their artwork, which is on exhibit at the hospital.
UB nursing welcomes pain and opioid addictions expert as Bullough Lecture speaker
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 01:30 pm
The opioid epidemic affecting the nation will be the focus of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing's 20th annual Bullough Lecture, which will be presented by Peggy Compton, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mount St. Mary's child care open house
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 01:30 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center will hold an open house from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23.
SBA announces National Small Business Week
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 01:30 pm
The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon, announced this year's National Small Business Week will be held from April 30-May 6.
5th annual 'Spring It On' fundraising campaign raises $135,501 for 155 agencies
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 01:25 pm
In a show of generosity and support for the fifth straight year, 1,870 local donors opened their wallets and gave over $135,501 to 155 nonprofits participating in "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event powered by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County.
Snowstorm: Carbon monoxide hazards and generator safety
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 06:45 pm
With the recent snowfall and potential for more blowing and drifting snow, precautionary measures should be taken to protect you and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning. Especially during the winter weather months, primary sources of carbon monoxide poisoning include blocked furnace and hot water tank vents, as well as improperly placed portable generators.
Public meeting scheduled to present recommendations from Erie County broadband internet study
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 06:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced a public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Erie County Fire Training Academy to present recommendations from Erie County's broadband internet study, which began in December 2016.
Buffalo Geological Society's 49th annual Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show at Erie County Fairgrounds
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society, a nonprofit organization, will host its 49th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on March 25-26 in the Market, Grange and State Police buildings at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Aquarium of Niagara animals love snow days!
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 09:10 am
While most people do their best to avoid snow, the animals at the Aquarium of Niagara seem to enjoy a little bit of the fluffy white stuff.
Winter Storm Stella: Tractor trailer ban continues
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 08:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced late Tuesday that the temporary tractor trailer ban remains in effect on I-81, I-86/Route 17, I-87 from Albany to the Canadian border, I-88 and on all of the New York State Thruway.
National Fuel advises homeowners to avoid snow-related heating emergencies before they happen
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 03:40 pm
With the recent snow accumulation across Western New York, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. (National Fuel) reminds all homeowners that snow and ice pose a variety of safety and performance issues to their heating systems. National Fuel advises all homeowners to be extra vigilant and pay careful attention to their furnaces and vents before, during and after any snowstorm.
Judge Erin P. DeLabio seeks Family Court seat
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 03:30 pm
In the presence of her family and over 250 supporters in attendance at a celebration in her honor at the LaSalle Yacht Club, Judge Erin P. DeLabio announced her candidacy for the office of Niagara County Family Court judge.
Destination Niagara USA: Niagara Falls USA launches new tourism brand
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 01:40 pm
Destination Niagara USA, formerly the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp., unveiled a new tourism-marketing brand on Tuesday to increase awareness of Niagara Falls and Niagara County as an international bucket-list destination.
State of emergency across New York
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday declared a state of emergency across all 62 counties in New York ahead of the extreme winter storm that's brought heavy snowfall and high winds. The governor also directed nonessential state employees impacted by the winter storm to stay home from work on Tuesday without having to charge accruals.
Volunteer training slated at Niagara Hospice
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:50 am
Niagara Hospice is recruiting volunteers to attend the next hospice volunteer training scheduled at 5 p.m. April 4-5.
Morinello announces boater safety course
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:45 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello will host a free boater safety course, in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Frontier Fire Department firehall, 2179 River Road, Wheatfield.
Winter Storm Stella: USDA food safety tips for areas affected by storm
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:30 am
As a winter storm impacts northeast states, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service shares food safety tips to keep in mind when preparing for a weather emergency.
Winter Storm Stella: Tractor-trailer ban
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:30 am
Earlier Tuesday morning, the New York State Thruway Authority announced a tractor-trailer ban for the entire length of the thruway due to severe weather conditions.
Buffalo Museum of Science presents Messfest
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, March 25, the Buffalo Museum of Science proudly presents Messfest. The venue will have everything ooey, gooey, sticky and fun. Guests are invited to make a mess, and staffers will clean up the rest!
Niagara County leadership told to brace for storm
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:20 pm
The leadership of Niagara County's government has been put on notice to prepare to meet anticipated manpower and equipment needs heading into an anticipated late-winter Nor'easter snowstorm.
Dr. Bull joins Lewiston Primary Care Center staff
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:50 pm
Robert L. Bull Jr., M.D., F.A.A.F.P., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Lewiston Primary Care Center.
New York State Office for the Aging director offers winter safety tips for older New Yorkers
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:25 pm
New York State Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers to take precautions in winter weather, as cold temperatures and heavy snow can create hazardous conditions for older adults.
Warning issued on cell phone scam that may have affected dozens
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn joins the Special Investigation Unit of New York State Police in warning consumers of a cell phone scam that may have affected dozens of people.
Winter Storm Stella: Schneiderman warns against price gouging
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Monday issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging ahead of this week's blizzard, which is expected to impact parts of New York.
Call to artists: Submit designs for Old Falls Street's 2017 mural in celebration of city's 125th birthday
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:25 pm
Calling all area artists: Old Falls Street, USA, is looking for local artists who are interested in painting a three-panel mural in celebration of the 125th birthday of the City of Niagara Falls.
Wanted: Local high-tech startups to apply for $25K pitch competition
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:20 pm
Applications are now open for the annual Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo, to be held on Wednesday, June 28.
Artpark partnering with Funtime Presents on 'Coors Light Concerts'; 311 first act announced
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 11:30 am
Artpark and Funtime on Monday announced the first concert of the new "Coors Light Concerts at Artpark" series scheduled for Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater. 311 will appear in concert on Monday, July 10, at the Amphitheater stage as part of WEDG-FM 103.3 "The Edge" "Edgefest: The Series." Also on the bill will be special guests New Politics and The Skints.
Kick-off party to launch 5th annual 'Spring It On' fundraising campaign
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 11:15 am
Participating nonprofit organizations, their boards and individual donors will help kick off the fifth annual "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event powered by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County that takes place March 14-15. A kickoff happy hour event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Big Ditch Brewing Co., 55 E. Huron St., Buffalo. It is free and open to the public.
NCAA men's basketball tournament back in Buffalo
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:20 am
March Madness is back in Buffalo for the first time since 2014. That year's champion, No. 7 seed Connecticut, started its journey to the title in the Queen City. UConn also started the tournament in Buffalo in 2004, on its way to a national championship.
Barefoot Christian Community to host mission workshop
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 07:00 am
Barefoot Christian Community will host a mission workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Town of Niagara's Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center.
Niagara Falls halted in Far West Regional
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 04:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines had seen their share of ups-and-downs all season. Saturday night vs. the hometown favorite Fairport Red Raiders summed up the power Section V had to offer.
North Tonawanda's historic run comes up short
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 12:35 pm
In front of a loud crowd at Genesee Community College on Saturday, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks record-breaking season came to a close. The Irondequoit Eagles defeated the Jacks 65-41 in the Class A Far West Regional.
Let St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 11:00 am
Did you know that Buffalo is recognized as the No. 1 U.S. city when it comes to "Best Cities for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations"?
Relay For Life kickoff on March 14
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:05 am
The Grand Island Relay For Life will hold its 2017 kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Veronica Connor Middle School cafeteria, 1100 Ransom Road.
Herschell opens April 1 with superhero event
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will open its doors for a season with a superhero-themed event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
Pasta Sauce-Off event packs LaSalle Yacht Club
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
Saturday's fourth annual Pasta Sauce-Off packed the LaSalle Yacht Club in a fundraiser for Carly's Club of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Chamber Awards Gala: Apple Granny is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Apple Granny Restaurant as the 2017 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in providing a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations, that has showed dedication and service to the Lewiston community.
The Sentinel at 30: Publisher, first editor and ad rep recall starting newspaper
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Sentinel recently caught up with Michael Linenfelser, the newspaper's first advertising rep, and Joelle Logue, the editor who so eloquently laid forth the newspaper's goals and code of conduct in the very first issue. Also shedding light on the matter was Skip Mazenauer, The Sentinel's first and only publisher.