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Volunteers from Niagara County gather in Niagara Falls for workshop to help launch 2017 Appeal for Catholic Charities
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 05:00 pm
A volunteer training workshop and luncheon to help kick off the 2017 Appeal for Catholic Charities in Niagara County was held Saturday in Niagara Falls. About 50 parish and community volunteers, local clergy and lay leaders, and staff of Catholic Charities of Buffalo were on hand.
Flight school on tap for Mount View seniors
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 04:55 pm
Staff at Mount View Assisted Living in Lockport, and Cobb's Hill Assisted Living in Rochester, believe seniors don't have to stop living, or give up their dreams. In fact, they want to know what's on each senior's bucket list.
'Niagara Plunge' service program honored by Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 04:00 pm
The "Niagara Plunge," a three-day pre-orientation program for first-year students that immerses them in Niagara University's Catholic and Vincentian identity and mission, received the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club's Community Service Award during an event held Thursday at The Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls.
State of the County: McNall says redouble budget efforts
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 09:40 am
Comparing County Manager Rick Updegrove to a marksman, Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, praised the 2017 county budget while making clear he expects a continuation of fiscally conservative policies.
Civil rights icon visits Lewiston
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:05 pm
Lee Simonson, Susan Geissler, Pete Henderson and Tim Henderson (aka Josiah Tryon) welcomed Dorothy Counts-Scoggins to the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday. Almost 60 years ago, at the age of 15, Counts-Scoggins was the first black student to attend Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves Fairchild second submission, 'Paladino Plaza' exterior
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a second submission from Orchard Park developer James Jerge for his 765 Fairchild Place proposal, and members approved Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino's exterior plan for his multiuse plaza.
PHOTOS: Casa Antica debuts new lounge
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 11:05 pm
Everybody and their brother was at the debut of the Casa Lounge, the new bar and night spot located adjacent to Casa Antica.
Tech Wars: VCMS, GIHS both take down titles at NCCC technology competition
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 06:00 pm
Grand Island Central School District students continued their domination in technology competition Wednesday by winning the 21st annual Tech Wars competition at Niagara County Community College.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 63rd class
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:35 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 63rd class during a ceremony held Jan. 11 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Cecconi brings home gold with Team USA
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:35 pm
Joseph Cecconi, a native of Youngstown, competed on Team USA for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Hockey Tournament in Montreal. He was one of 23 players from around the U.S. who competed, and brought home the gold by defeating Team Canada in a final 5-4 shootout victory on Jan. 5.
Cuomo seeks to complete Empire State Trail by 2020, add Goat Island lodge in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 08:50 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday proposed completing the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Erie Canalway trails by 2020 to create the Empire State Trail, the largest state multiuse trail in the nation.
Artpark launches 'Broadway Jr.' program
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 01:50 pm
A new Artpark Theater Academy was announced on Monday, offering a unique experience for young performers. Artpark will present the "Broadway Jr." program from July 10 though Aug. 5.
Helping those in need
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:50 am
Shown are scenes of a recent winter clothing drive at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church for the local refugee community.
Business and citizen leaders to be honored at TNBPA annual awards dinner
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
Local businesses and community members will be honored at the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's annual dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is $40.
Niagara County's first woman DA takes charge
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
With plans to expand the presence of prosecutors battling crime in Niagara Falls, and a significant reshaping of the district attorney's office, Caroline A. Wojtaszek ushered in a new era in Niagara County's court system.
Buffalo sailor serves in Atlantic aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:50 pm
Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Brandon Banks, left, from Buffalo, and Aerographer's Mate 1st Class Daniel Rees, from Seattle, take weather readings during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
Morinello takes office in Albany
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, took his oath of office on Tuesday and was sworn-in as a member of the New York State Legislature.
Girl Scouts of WNY celebrate 100th anniversary of first-known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York announced the movementwide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greets first newborn of 2017
Mon, Jan 2nd 2017 01:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greeted its first baby of 2017 at 8:09 p.m. New Year's Day when Santina Fittante of Youngstown gave birth to a son, Dillon John Barker.
2016 - The Year In Sentinel Covers
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
What follows is a brief recap of our staff's favorite prominent news stories, and images of past Sentinel covers, encapsulating major events and trends in northern Niagara.
PHOTOS: Angelo Morinello sworn into office
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 02:20 pm
There was an air of buoyancy and optimism on Election Day inside the campaign headquarters of former Niagara Falls City Court Judge Angelo Morinello. That atmosphere was again present on Friday when Morinello was officially sworn into office as assemblyman in the 145th District.
Color Me Christmas
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
DiMino Tops Lewiston once again sponsored the Christmas Coloring Contest, wherein children decorated a holiday scene published inside the Sentinel. Entries were displayed inside the village supermarket, where winners were announced last weekend.
Dispatch Christmas Coloring Contest winners awarded
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 06:55 am
Children who won prizes in the Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver Christmas Coloring Contest received their prizes Saturday at Tops Market.
Bank of America supports Community Missions' crisis & community services
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 07:30 pm
Community Missions received $5,000 of support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation on Wednesday.
Positive response to new Niagara Falls lighting
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:40 pm
New light was shed on Niagara Falls for the first time earlier this month, with completion of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board's LED lighting project.
PHOTOS: Tuscarora heroes honored
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 11:25 am
A crowd gathered at 8 a.m. Monday morning in front of the Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance to observe the 203rd anniversary of the British attack on Lewiston. Participants recognized the efforts of brave Tuscarora warriors who helped men, women and children escape the War of 1812 attack that saw Lewiston burned.
Major gift from Finns pushes NU nursing scholarship over $1 million
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 10:35 am
E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University.
Neighbors Foundation receives record donation
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
Islanders donated 12 palettes of food to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation this holiday season for their neighbors in distress.
PHOTOS: Festival of Trees continues at Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:00 pm
Scores of festively decorated Christmas trees line the Niagara Power Vista's clear-glass walkway. The trimmings are courtesy of local nonprofits, and each tree is adorned with energy-efficient lights.
River Region: 2016 storefront display contest winners announced
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 12:25 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual storefront display contest. Participants had the opportunity to bring their holiday magic to light with their own festive creations in the storefront windows of their businesses.
Poloncarz, Erie County Poverty Committee announce upcoming initiatives
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined on Tuesday by Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger and Chair of the Erie County Poverty Committee the Rev. Kinzer Pointer to outline two initiatives to be funded by the 2017 Erie County budget and designed to reduce poverty in the community with targeted investments in youth.
Musician Medics meet, dine at Hard Rock
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 02:00 pm
On Sunday evening, participants of Musician Medics met for dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA. They were welcomed by the program's sponsor, the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, and ate inside a room dedicated to Western New York's rock 'n' roll royalty.
'Tis the season: 'Give Fashionably' benefits community organizations
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 11:55 am
Donations were presented Tuesday to more than 40 community and charitable organizations at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA for the annual "Give Fashionably" program, sponsored by the Town of Niagara and the mall.
Tuscarora remembrance in Lewiston
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:25 pm
The 203rd anniversary of the Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
The Summit Federal Credit Union Wine & Chocolate Festival Comes to Buffalo
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union will sponsor the first Buffalo Wine and Chocolate Festival Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo. The festival features numerous regional wine and chocolate vendors, as well as other local businesses. Two sessions of the festival will be offered: an early session from 1-4 p.m., and a later session from 5-8 p.m.
Western New York Land Conservancy aims to restore Niagara Gorge
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has just secured almost $1 million for the new "Restore the Gorge" project. Funding comes from the Niagara River Greenway Ecological Standing Committee, and will be used to begin ecological restoration work in one of the most important natural places in the world: the Niagara Gorge.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes new additions
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara recently welcomed Richelle Swem for the position of curator of animals, and Joe Weickart for the position of director of development and marketing.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival announces new officers, music & jazz coordinators for 2017
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 01:40 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will ring in its 16th year with new leadership at the helm: Former Artpark & Company President George Osborne has been appointed chairman of the executive board.
Niagara Falls: Tina Spencer honored by New York State Parks
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 12:15 pm
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation employee Tina Spencer has received one of the agency's highest honors: the Special Achievement Award for 2015.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus is coming to town
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Christmas trees were lit Friday night in downtown Niagara Falls and in the Village of Lewiston.