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Sabres, Tops Friendly Markets, Entercom Buffalo partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets' drive
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will once again partner with Tops Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive Tuesday, Nov. 24, to benefit local food pantries.
Learn 'What is Leadership?' at NU breakfast forum
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center's next breakfast forum will examine "What is Leadership?" with a presentation Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville.
Erie County Parks, partners collaborate to protect, preserve Concord land parcel
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:00 am
Deputy Erie County Executive Maria Whyte and Deputy Commissioner of the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Greg Olma were joined by elected officials, representatives of the Nature Conservancy and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and parks enthusiasts late last week to announce the recent donation of over 200 acres of forested property located in the Town of Concord.
The Jug is back in Youngstown
Sat, Nov 21st 2015 09:00 am
The Stone Jug saw a well-attended and welcome "soft opening" last Thursday, as the Mike Costello family took over operations of the local favorite at Main at Lockport streets. For the village, it marks the second successful reopening of a long-popular business in past weeks.
Niagara Law Center to spread holiday cheer with toy drive
Sat, Nov 21st 2015 07:00 am
The objective is simple: To accrue a mountain of toys.
River Region encourages shoppers to think local on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 21st 2015 07:00 am
One weekend a year, Lewiston retailers and restaurateurs invite the community - and those from across Western New York - to "think big, and shop small." In other words, skip the trip to the national chain stores and spend time (and dollars) exploring the River Region's unique, locally owned businesses.
Glamour and Glow returns
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:50 pm
Glamour and Glow, a nationally touring show featuring theatrical fashions fused with dynamic model performances under UV lights and music, returns to Buffalo, Saturday, Nov. 21.
Local case of E. coli linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are investigating a case of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (STEC O26) in an Erie County resident.
St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital to hold annual Holiday Market
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:30 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its annual Holiday Market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec.11, in the hospital's south (main) lobby.
For Our Veterans: Town of Niagara's first Veterans Appreciation Dinner a success
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:25 pm
The Town of Niagara hosted its first Veterans Appreciation Dinner Nov. 13 at the Town of Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. Inc., 6010 Lockport Road.
Local law enforcement cracks down on DWI
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:25 pm
Seven people across Niagara County were arrested during this time for driving while intoxicated. These extra patrol units also had an additional 17 arrests and issued approximately 181 traffic tickets.
N-W helps out those in need with coat drive
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:25 pm
The gift of giving is in the air at the Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School. Students, faculty and staff are participating in "Warmth of Veterans" that serves the Homeless Veterans Center of WNY. Donations of children's coats will be presented to "Coats for Kids" in conjunction with Capitol Cleaners.
Wheatfield Board addresses inquiries on future projects
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:20 pm
The Niagara River Waterfront Multi-Use Trail project was discussed at Monday's Town of Wheatfield board meeting. A motion to approve supplement one for the project for a lump sum of $178,800 was considered, but not made.
CWM's hazardous waste landfill reaches capacity
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 01:40 pm
CWM Chemical Services announced this week that its Residuals Management Unit 1 landfill has reached its airspace capacity. The company is no longer accepting hazardous wastes at its Balmer Road facility in Porter.
'Nutcracker' on-stage photos
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 01:35 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker" continues today at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Niagara Falls High School's Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road. Tickets are available at the door. Find photos from the show in our gallery.
Village of Lewiston: Church/theater renovation deal falls through
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 01:10 pm
Recent plans presented to renovate the church/theater on Plain Street in Lewiston have been put on hold. The Sentinel learned Thursday a deal to purchase the 114-year-old building fell through midweek.
Election 2015: McMurray wins Grand Island town supervisor race
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
Nathan McMurray won the Town of Grand Island supervisor's race after a canvas of votes Wednesday.
Christmas tree set up in Grand Island Town Commons
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
In a symbolic start of the holiday season, Town of Grand Island Highway Department personnel set up a 30-foot blue spruce in the Town Commons Tuesday.
Shop Small, proclamation advises
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
The town government asked its residents to support local business heading into the holiday season.
AlertID Thanksgiving travel ideas to protect your home while you're away
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 07:00 am
Thanksgiving week is the busiest travel week of the year. While people have family, friends and a fabulous meal on their minds, home burglars are looking for the perfect crime while people are away.
Castellani Art Museum holiday happenings: Holiday Bash, Museum Shop sale
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 27. The museum will be open over Thanksgiving weekend, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Thanksgiving travel outlook: Snowstorm to slow travel west; mild air to envelop east
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 07:00 pm
AccuWeather reports that, as millions of people take to the roads and skies during the week of Thanksgiving, a storm will impact travel in the west, while mild weather continues in much of the east.
Explore & More announces $1 million capital gift from Delaware North for 'Play It Forward' campaign
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 05:05 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum today announced a $1 million capital gift from Delaware North for the "Play It Forward" campaign in sponsorship of the "Being Good Neighbors" educational play zone in the new museum at Canalside, set to open in the second half of 2018.
Made in America Store adds two new stores, 10 jobs in Buffalo/Niagara
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 04:30 pm
On Friday, Mark Andol, founder of the original Made in America Store based in Elma, is expanding into two highly popular mall locations north of Buffalo: the Boulevard Mall in Amherst and the Fashion Outlets of Niagara.
Niagara University President's Dinner honors four, raises student scholarship dollars
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 04:20 pm
More than 540 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution's 2015 President's Dinner, held Nov. 13 at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center.
Heart of Niagara event at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 03:55 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Devers, Gordon, Jane, Sugar and Tillie from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 21, at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport Olcott Road, Lockport (Wrights Corners).
First Niagara fills funding gap for at-risk college students
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 03:55 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is partnering with Buffalo State to ensure first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities are able to get the support they need to achieve academic success.
Patrick Whalen named interim director of Niagara Global Tourism Institute
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 03:55 pm
Patrick J. Whalen, former chief operating officer of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc., has been named interim director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, effective immediately.
SBA seeks nominations for 2016 Small Business Person of the Year
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 03:55 pm
Do you or someone you know have what it takes to become America's "Small Business Person of the Year" for 2016? If so, the U.S. Small Business Administration wants to hear from you.
NFP names pumpkin-carving contest winner
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 02:50 pm
Mike Ratka of Grand Island said he never enters contests. But, encouraged by friends and neighbors this fall, he submitted "Pumpkin eating pumpkin" into Niagara Frontier Publications' annual pumpkin-carving competition. The move paid off, as he was voted the winner and took home a gift card courtesy of DiMino Tops Lewiston.
Town of Niagara board honors serviceman
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 02:30 pm
The Niagara Town Board took some time to honor a local man on his way to serve the country. William Jasper III, a volunteer firefighter for the town, will soon be headed to the United States Air Force - and his hometown was on hand to say "thank you."
Exploring a river called Niagara
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 01:45 pm
In a few days I would fish the Niagara River with full-time fishing guide Chris Cinelli. The Niagara River is a wild, world-class fishery drawing people from all over the world. Anticipation of the experience-of-a-lifetime created the hope of success; I would not be disappointed!
Community Missions reveals third annual #GivingTuesday plans
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:50 pm
As the holidays quickly approach, Community Missions is gearing up for its third annual #GivingTuesday event - and it's inviting the Niagara community to catch the giving spirit.
Lewiston Lions welcome new members
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:50 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions Club is proud to introduce its newest Lions: Shaun and Joanne O'Leary, and Bonnie Rice - sponsored by Lions Ron and Marlene Craft. Lion Thomas Huisgen performed a recent induction ceremony.
Niagara University student group traveling to Nicaragua to build home for impoverished family
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:50 pm
A Niagara University student group is fundraising for a service trip it plans to make to Nicaragua this December to build a home for a poor family.
Panepinto unveils legislation to address fiscal fallout of Huntley announcement
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:50 pm
New York State Sen. Marc Panepinto stood Monday with Tonawanda Town Supervisor Anthony Caruana and Town Board members as he unveiled legislation (S.6015A) to tackle the financial fallout created by the potential shuttering of the Huntley Station Power Plant.
Village of Lewiston on board with church/theater, 800 Center St. renovation
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:30 pm
Developers of two new, prominent Lewiston projects received good news Monday from the Village Board.
United Way of Greater Niagara gearing for gala
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:30 pm
On Friday, United Way will host its ninth annual gala, a fundraiser to support the organization's efforts. The event will take place at 7 p.m. inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Attendees will enjoy food, fun, a live performance by Nerds Gone Wild, and a silent auction featuring hundreds of baskets.
Sabres annual Fan Food Drive begins
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the team will hold a Fan Food Drive at three home games during the month of November to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Lewiston: Town Board changes, NYPA resolution, budget adoption among highlights
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:25 pm
What was anticipated to be a Lewiston Town Board budget discussion en route to budget adoption Monday turned into a bit more than expected.