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Buffalo Museum of Science: Special concert event features Ron Hawkins
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:05 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science will present Ron Hawkins in a special concert event on Friday, March 24, in the auditorium.
FASNY: As we spring forward, change your clocks & check your batteries
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:05 am
As New Yorkers prepare to set their clocks forward one hour, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges all New Yorkers to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly protected.
Niagara County Courthouse campus closed due to storm
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 09:25 am
Several Niagara County office buildings are closed indefinitely due to the impact of Wednesday's windstorms, which has left them without power or telephone service.
Morinello joins Niagara County road workers for CHIPS rally
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 06:40 pm
On Wednesday, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined highway workers from across the state to advocate for Western New York's fair share of infrastructure funding.
Buffalo Snow Bowl flag football tournament to benefit Special Olympics New York
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 03:25 pm
The first "Buffalo Snow Bowl," a six-on-six flag football tournament to benefit Special Olympics New York, will take place Saturday, March 11, at New Era Field in Orchard Park.
Vincentian seminarian spends apostolic month at Niagara University
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 03:20 pm
As an undergraduate student at St. John's University, Thomas King became acquainted with the Vincentian community. The Oakdale native was studying toward a degree in adolescent education (with a concentration in biology) - all while growing active in campus ministry and taking on a minor in theology.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces professional development sessions
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:35 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced the next sessions in its professional development series for cultural organizations and artists. All are free and open to everyone. Registration is encouraged by emailing [email protected] or calling 716-362-8389, ext. 512.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine welcomes primary care sports medicine physician
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:30 am
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced Heidi Narins Suffoletto, M.D., FACEP, is rejoining the practice as an expert in sports injuries and concussion, with a focus on caring for female athletes.
Rochester-bound: North Tonawanda wins Section VI Class A title
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:20 am
On Dec. 30, the Amherst Tigers got the best of the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks, defeating them 49-45. On Tuesday, when the two teams battled again for the Section VI Class A title, it was a different story.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center: New cardiopulmonary rehab facility opens
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:15 am
On Tuesday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated the completion of $100,000 in upgrades to the Heart Center of Niagara's Cardiopulmonary Rehab Facility during a grand-reopening ceremony and open house at the Heart Center, 571 Tenth St., second floor, Niagara Falls.
Career expo set for March 30 at Niagara University
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:15 am
Niagara University is hosting a career expo from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Gallagher Center gym.
Transformational enhancements begin at Fort Niagara State Park
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced work has begun on a series of transformational enhancements at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown. The work underway includes a brand-new, $2.7-million pool bathhouse and new boat docks for the 830,000-plus visitors who frequent the popular Niagara County state park every year.
PHOTOS: Chilly fun at Olcott Lions Swim for Sight
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:25 pm
Despite (because of?) the cold weather, a crowd came out to Olcott on Sunday for the Olcott Lions Club 48th annual Polar Bear Swim for Sight.
PHOTOS: Beer as art
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:20 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center held its annual "Art of Beer" fundraiser on Friday night. Patrons lined the building's first two floors as they sampled beverages, snacked on oversized appetizers, and listened to live music across a handful of stages.
Buffalo Bills, M&T Bank kick off 9th annual 'Touchdown for Teachers' contest
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
For the ninth consecutive year, the Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank are calling on fans to nominate Western New York's "Hall of Fame-caliber" educators for the 2017 M&T Bank "Touchdown for Teachers." The program recognizes local teachers for extraordinary service to their schools and communities.
Spring is in the air: Join Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free trees
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easier for people to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.
NU's Sharon Green honored by Nat'l Association for Developmental Education
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
Sharon Green, coordinator of instructional services in Niagara University's office of academic support, is the 2017 recipient of National Association for Developmental Education's (NADE) Gladys Shaw Outstanding Service to Developmental Students Award.
Lewiston Choraleers presenting Easter cantata at area churches
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter cantata at four area churches April 8, 9, 14 and 15. The cantata, "A Journey to Hope" by Joseph Martin, is a sacred work musically inspired by traditional spirituals and tells of the ministry, passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Historic Oakwood Cemetery seeks tour guides
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:15 pm
Oakwood Cemetery is seeking volunteer guides for its upcoming season of historic tours.
Poloncarz issues declaration of need on ECMC borrowing
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a formal declaration of need on Monday, requesting the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority to conduct borrowing to finance necessary capital projects at the Erie County Medical Center.
City of Niagara Falls to celebrate 125th birthday at annual St. Patrick's Day Party
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:15 pm
There is even more reason to celebrate this March 17, as the City of Niagara Falls is joining with the Ancient Order of Hibernians to mark its 125th birthday as part of the annual St. Patrick's Day Party. Festivities will be held from 5-11 p.m. inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Registration opens for Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:10 pm
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for you. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 14, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club (rain or shine).
Niagara History Center: Lee Simonson presents 'Six Times the World Was Saved from Nuclear Armageddon'
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 07:00 am
The specter of nuclear disaster "close-calls" is terrifying. Speaker Lee Simonson will go beyond the best-known mishaps of the past 70 years to tell of six nuclear incidents that brought this nation and the world to the brink of annihilation.
Erie County: Sugar shack tours continue
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 07:00 am
Last week, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commissioner Daniel J. Rizzo reminded residents, schools, civic organizations and other community groups that anyone interested in taking a free tour of the county's sugar shack can do so over the next few weekends.
Back-to-back: Niagara Falls captures 18th title
Sun, Mar 5th 2017 03:35 pm
The near-capacity crowd at Buffalo State College witnessed Niagara Falls High School win its 18th title in program history, and second consecutive AA championship, on Saturday night.
North Tonawanda strikes gold: Lumberjacks win their first sectional title since 1961
Sun, Mar 5th 2017 03:35 pm
In front of a packed gym at Buffalo State College, fans got to witness history in the Section VI Class A-1 title game. The North Tonawanda Lumberjacks defeated the No. 1 seed Williamsville South Billies, 60-54, on Saturday. The win is NT's fifth title and first since 1961.
New Niagara Jet Adventures season begins
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 12:50 pm
Niagara Jet Adventures will be back on the Niagara River, running tours, as of Sunday, March 5.
Tanks being removed at old Gulf station
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:05 am
Work to remove the gas tanks began this week at the vacant gas station on the corner of Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Leadership sworn in to posts
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel, left, administers the oath of office to Eric Fiebelkorn as president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at a ceremony Jan. 31.
Grand Island Town Board: War of words develops regarding town's new website
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island's old website host is firing back at Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray after he leveled criticism at them during Monday's Town Board work session.
Center Street sign clutter avoided
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
As it turns out, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano was too modest in his update on the New York State Department of Transportation's plans to add crosswalk markers on Center Street.
Memorial Day 2017: Parade, remembrance ceremony, community luncheon returning
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, has announced it will again host a Memorial Day parade, remembrance ceremony and a community luncheon on Memorial Day, which is May 29.
Health & Wellness Family Fair on March 7
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
Spider-Man will make a special visit to Grand Island schools to help teach kids and their families that it can be fun to be active and choose healthy foods.
Chamber Awards Gala: Willco Auto Care recognized in Sanborn
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Niagara County: Proclamations for Sentinel in recognition of 30th anniversary
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Niagara County Legislator Clyde L. Burmaster recognized The Sentinel for the positive impact it has had in the community for the past 30 years.
Ortt named new co-chair for Senate's task force on workforce development
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:40 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has been appointed as the new co-chair of the Senate's task force on workforce development. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan made the announcement.
ESPCA dog Cynthia seeking a new best friend
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:40 pm
Cynthia, a 2-year-old terrier/pit mix, is available for adoption at the Erie County SPCA. She has been at the SPCA since Nov. 30. Cynthia was picked up as a stray after she was left locked in a bathroom with another dog.
Stewards of Children training to be offered this month
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Stewards of Children, a national program designed to help adults better protect children from sexual abuse, will be presented by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara at three locations in Niagara County during the month of March.
Lewiston Town Board hears of 'needs issues'
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:15 pm
Monday's Lewiston Town Board session was a low-key one - save for some discussions concerning a selection of wish list improvements in areas of the town. Nothing all that major, mind you, but items, nonetheless, worthy of discussion as town residents contend with the new town tax.
Town of Porter honors Ault
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:10 pm
The Town of Porter hosted a retirement party Tuesday evening at Ray's Tavern on Lake Road in honor of Norm Ault, who retired late last year as town bookkeeper.