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NCCC announces Tech Wars 2013 winners
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:35 am
Niagara County Community College hosted more than 800 students from 22 Western New York school districts at Tech Wars 2013 on Wednesday. Competitions ranged from RC Heavyweight Sumo Robotics to 3D Modeling and CO2 Car Races.
New York: Cuomo outlines bold agenda for 2013
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 11:00 pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2013 State of the State Address Wednesday, outlining a comprehensive agenda that builds on the progress of the past two years to attract good jobs and economic growth, create a world-class education system that prepares the next generation for the future, maintain fiscal integrity and discipline, and continue to restore New York as the progressive capital of the nation.

"New York is on its way, coming back stronger than ever before, rising to meet some of the biggest challenges in our history, remaining as a progressive beacon of light to the rest of the nation, and standing out as a model of effective government," Cuomo said.

Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves applications for assistance from Covanta Niagara, 210 Walnut Street
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 12:20 pm
On Wednesday, the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors approved applications for assistance the agency received at its December board meeting from Covanta Niagara L.P. and 210 Walnut Street for two major economic development projects in the cities of Niagara Falls and Lockport, respectively. Both projects, combined, will result in approximately $50 million of investments in Niagara County, while creating 123 new jobs and hundreds of temporary construction jobs.
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center receives donation
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 12:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center recently accepted a donation of $2,000 from BMP America Inc. of Medina. The funds will be used to assist those in need who visit the health center at 3101 Ninth St., in Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Bills: Fred Jackson and Thurman Thomas react to new coach Doug Marrone
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 03:10 pm
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson reacted to the news that Doug Marrone was named the 16th coach of the Buffalo Bills on his WBBZ-TV show Monday night. Jackson told co-host Bob Koshinski, "It was great just how excited he is to do this. He wants to turn this thing around."
Junior Purple Eagles award Gary Hill Memorial scholarship winners
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship committee has announced Alexander Ahne, Dylan Gagnon, Richard Minicucci and Sarah Stanczyk as the 2012 scholarship recipients.
Collins meets with local farmers to get farm bill feedback
Mon, Jan 7th 2013 08:55 pm
On his first full week on the job, Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, met with approximately 40 local farmers Monday afternoon to talk about what they want to see as part of a new farm bill.
Old Fort Niagara: Snowshoe patrol takes visitors back to 1757
Mon, Jan 7th 2013 10:20 am
On Saturday, Jan. 19, visitors to Old Fort Niagara will have the opportunity to snowshoe back in time and find themselves engaged in a woods battle between British and French forces.
Left of Center: Lewiston Stone House is open for business
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
PHOTOS: The village's newest wine bar is opening its doors to the community.

After a string of successful walk-throughs for small groups of people, the Lewiston Stone House is now ready to welcome the general public.

Senator Maziarz and Niagara Aerospace Museum representatives announce re-location of museum
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz was joined Friday by representatives of the Niagara Aerospace Museum and local leaders to announce the museum's re-location to the old terminal building at the Niagara Falls International Airport.
American Red Cross, Dunkin' Donuts launch annual "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 04:15 pm
For the sixth year in a row, Dunkin' Donuts and the American Red Cross are teaming up for the "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign, which provides a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee* to all presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives in the greater Buffalo area during the month of January.
Niagara Hospice Alliance bouquets provide hints of spring
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 04:10 pm
Staff and volunteers from the Niagara Hospice Alliance are gearing up for the 2013 spring bouquet sale. The sale will run March 4-10 with pre-sale bouquets being ordered now and throughout the month of February.
Suneel's Light Foundation hosts 'Dancing with the Stars'-inspired charity event to raise funds for a Duchenne muscular dystrophy cure
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 04:00 pm
"Suneel's Celebrity Gala" will feature local celebrities competing against each other in various ballroom dance disciplines.
St. Francis Guild donates to Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 11:40 am
The St. Francis Guild, the auxiliary of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, recently presented hospital President and CEO Judith Maness, left, with a check in the amount of $60,000 from its 2012 fundraising efforts.
Sentinel 2012: The year in pictures
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 11:25 am
Well, the world didn't end.

We figured it wouldn't. Yet that didn't stop residents in the River Region from seizing each day and living life to the fullest this year.

2012 Grand Island recap
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
Notable events of the past year.
Companies and schools invited to join 27th annual Hospice spring bouquet sale
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 09:10 pm
Area companies and schools are invited to participate in the 27th annual Hospice Buffalo spring bouquet sale, presented by First Niagara, for the event's pre-sale phase held during January and February.
2012: Tribune Year in Review
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 07:00 am
Local government and education leaders in the Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune circulation area were contacted to find out their opinions on happenings, both good and bad, in their areas for 2012 and what is ahead for 2013.
Memorial Medial Center: Premier chairs prepare for silent auction
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 12:15 pm
Anne and Dr. Richard Sawicki organize items for a silent auction that will be held at the 2013 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 54th class
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:50 pm
Call it an early Christmas present.

Fourteen brave men and women unwrapped certificates of completion Friday, as the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy held its 54th graduation ceremony - its third on the campus of Niagara University.

Grand Island Neighbors Foundation: Food donations pick up
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Neighbors Foundation and volunteers brought pallets of donated food to the Knights of Columbus hall on Whitehaven Road for unboxing, sorting and distribution to needy Island families at Christmas.
Lighting the holidays: Dinosaur becomes family tradition
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
This time of year, it's not unusual to see lighted Santas, reindeer and snowmen decorating people's yards.

Danny Maerten's house on Niagara Road in Bergholz has a dinosaur.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital donates to Heart, Love and Soul
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
Employees at Mount St. Mary's Hospital got into the holiday spirit by donating more than 175 wrapped gifts as part of an effort with the Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel opens all-new Thunder Falls Buffet
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 06:45 pm
VIDEO: Seneca Gaming Corp. upped the ante on casino dining Thursday with the unveiling of the new Thunder Falls Buffet at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls USA.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents Viewers Choice Awards to three TopSpin artists
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 04:20 pm
Three regional artists whose work was featured in the Castellani Art Museum's exhibition "TopSpin 10: The Ten Year TopSpin Retrospective" were presented with Viewer's Choice Awards.
Greinerts keep Christmas bright
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:00 am
The extensive Christmas display at the home of Paul Greinert, 6962 Errick Road, is a Wheatfield holiday tradition. It was begun by his father, Edward Greinert, who initiated the display for his grandchildren and the community.

The lighted display, spread across the grounds, includes a manger scene, an igloo with penguins, snowmen, toy soldiers, a Santa house, train, elves, Santa and his sleigh, snowflakes, Christmas trees, signs, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and more.

Boy Scouts serenade residents at tree lighting ceremony for Hospice at Jeanne's House
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 01:30 pm
Niagara Hospice and Northgate Health Care Facility recently held a holiday tree lighting celebration at Hospice at Jeanne's House - A Northgate and Niagara Hospice Collaboration. Prior to the tree lighting, residents throughout Northgate were serenaded with Christmas carols by more than 35 Boy Scouts from Pack 193 and their families.
Niagara County adopts $321.8 million spending plan
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 09:00 am
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $321.8 million spending plan Tuesday night in Lockport, with a slight 1.2 percent property tax rate increase that is below the county's legally required 2 percent tax cap.

The approved budget sets a full value tax rate of $7.72 per $1,000 of assessed value, up slightly from the $7.63 rate in the 2012 spending plan. Despite the minimal uptick in rates, the fiscally conservative budget maintains deep cuts in county tax rates achieved over the course of the past decade

Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes donors
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation recently dedicated a "Wall of Donors" to formally recognize individuals and businesses that gave to its successful Breast Care Center capital campaign, which raised more than $1.2 million.
Buffalo Bills: Fred Jackson sticking by Coach Chan Gailey
Tue, Dec 18th 2012 09:00 am
Despite a 50-17 loss Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks in Toronto, Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson told co-host Bob Koshinski that he is sticking by Coach Chan Gailey.
Holiday shopping spree stocks Toys for Tots with hundreds of gifts for children in Western New York
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 02:00 pm
Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve joined Dunkin' Donuts franchisees and Basil Family of Dealerships representatives Friday for a large-scale shopping spree today at Toys "R" Us in Amherst to prepare the Toys for Tots program in Western New York for the holiday season.
Paladino's Ellicott Development purchases Center Street properties
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:30 pm
Big changes may be in store for a prominent stretch of the Village of Lewiston.

The Buffalo-based Ellicott Development has purchased 756, 784-790 Center St., and adjacent vacant land on Onondaga Street (bordering North Eighth Street) from HoganWillig PLLC. Current tenants of these properties include The Country Doctor, Grandpaws Pet Emporium and Smith Brothers Pizza.

Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino signed the property transfer and has served as the point person on the $1.4 million transaction. The sale was finalized Nov. 7. William's father, former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, founded Ellicott Development, a property management, leasing and development firm, in 1973.

Toys for Tots, WNY Food Bank receive 'birthday' presents
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:05 pm
At a surprise birthday party for Les Dumas, a Knights of Columbus member, guests brought contributions to Toys for Tots and the WNY Food Bank in lieu of birthday gifts.
St. John Lutheran School students help Food Bank
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 08:35 am
St. John Lutheran School is helping support The Food Bank of WNY. In the past few weeks, students have been donating food items as part of their chapel offerings. They have collected more than 400 pounds of food and plan to donate more to help those in need during the Christmas season.
Wheatfield seniors merry at Christmas dance
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 08:30 am
PHOTOS: The annual Christmas Senior Dance at the Wheatfield Community Center last Saturday drew a large crowd for a turkey dinner, dancing and prize drawings.
Holidays with H.O.G.
Tue, Dec 11th 2012 12:55 pm
In celebration of the holidays, leather- and denim-clad members of Niagara Falls Harley Owners Group recently made their annual convoy to New Directions' Wyndham Lawn Home for Children in Lockport to give the children residents' holiday presents.
Justin Bieber to perform in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 11:25 pm
As millions of fans celebrated the success of the "Believe" album and accompanying sold-out "Believe" world tour, global superstar Justin Bieber announced additional 2013 shows on his headlining tour of North America, which includes a stop at First Niagara Center on July 15, 2013.
DiNapoli: Niagara Falls, Salamanca facing dramatic revenue shortfalls
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 11:30 am
The cities of Niagara Falls and Salamanca continue to be hampered by population loss, decreased property values and a significant decline in revenue, according to two fiscal reports issued Monday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The reports are the first in a series of fiscal profiles on cities across the state.

The reports detail the impact of the ongoing dispute over casino revenue on the two Western New York communities. The cities are home to casinos operated by the Seneca Nation - the Seneca Niagara Casino and the Seneca Allegany Casino. Niagara Falls and Salamanca have not received their "local share" of casino revenues since 2009, when the Senecas halted gambling compact payments to the state.

Lewiston in 'Flames' this Saturday
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:00 am
Imagine a street lined with flames and filled with chaos as dozens of Lewiston's citizens run barefoot through the night trying to escape attacks from British forces.
Tour of Homes winners
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:00 am
Competition was stiff this year for the People's Choice Award for Best Holiday D├ęcor at the Historical Association of Lewiston's 2012 Tour of Homes. More than 1,000 ballots were cast and, while the numbers were close, the winner is ...

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