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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.
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).
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.
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.
Grand Island: Citizen of the Year Awards set for DoubleTree by Hilton
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:45 pm
The annual Citizen of the Year Awards will take place May 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Niagara Falls, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced.
NCSPCA's first Mardi Paws event celebrated
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:30 pm
More than 150 people gathered at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls on "Fat Tuesday" to celebrate the Niagara County SPCA's first Mardi Paws Masquerade Ball. The event featured live entertainment, music, Louisiana eats, Cajun cocktails, a silent auction and other Mardi-Gras-inspired offerings.
Erie County A 2016 'National Best and Brightest in Wellness' winner
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:15 pm
Erie County, in collaboration with the Labor Management Health Fund, Health Now and Independent Health, has been named a "2016 National Best and Brightest in Wellness" winner for creating an employee health and wellness program and fostering a culture of wellness.
Grand Island Niagara University senior authors novel based on personal experiences
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:45 pm
Rachael Ruszkowski will graduate from Niagara University in May with degrees in marketing and communication studies - and a published novel.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 07:00 am
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
Niagara University establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:30 am
Niagara University announced Friday the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution's commitment to diversity and social justice.
Cuomo, Hochul announce start of Aquarium of Niagara penguin exhibit
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the groundbreaking of a $3.3 million penguin exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara. This exhibit will allow the aquarium to add new programming and interactive features to the already popular attraction, while providing a state-of-the-art habitat for the colony of Humboldt penguins.
Youngstown gets update on Discover Niagara Shuttle
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:45 pm
The Discover Niagara Shuttle is a go for 2017.
Village of Lewiston makes plans for summer
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:55 pm
In the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday, trustees started to make plans for summer. They agreed to continue working with charitable organizations, approved a handful of longstanding outdoor events, and pledged support for a newer tourism endeavor.
Fashion Outlets: Walk to benefit American Heart Association
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:15 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, USA, in partnership with the Western New York Chapter of the American Heart Association, will host the "One Heart One Mile Winter Wellness Walk" Saturday, Feb. 25, in recognition of American Heart Month.
ZZ Top leads Artpark's first four announced shows
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 11:30 am
Artpark & Company has announced four concerts coming to the outdoor amphitheater stage as part of the "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" concert series. All four shows, along with a limited number of "Tuesdays" season packages, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24.
The Sentinel turns 30
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 12:00 pm
On Feb. 14, 1987, the paper was printed with a giant headline, in big, bold, red letters, that said, "We Need A Name!"
Historical Association of Lewiston looks back at decade that brought us The Sentinel
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
On behalf of the Historical Association of Lewiston and its board of directors, happy birthday Sentinel! The Sentinel's first edition was issued Feb. 14, 1987, and actually had the title of "We Need A Name!" It was since that very first edition that the HAL started its long relationship with the Sentinel, when we placed our member meeting notice in it for a historian to speak about the history of Lundy's Lane.
Ice rink: Town of Lewiston Board receives good news from Dashineau
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 06:55 am
Town Parks/Recreation Director Michael Dashineau had some upbeat news for Lewiston residents and the Town Board on Monday.
ECC dental students deliver another successful Give Kids a Smile Day
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:20 am
On Feb. 3, SUNY Erie Community College's dental hygiene students partnered with Dr. Marti Peterson's Just 4 Me Pediatric dental team to provide free dental care to children from Erie and Niagara counties as part of the American Dental Association-sponsored Give Kids a Smile Day at the college's north campus dental hygiene clinic.
Morinello pushes for college affordability
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:15 am
On Monday, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in presenting his conference's plan to tackle the issue of college affordability.
Artpark looks to go '70s retro
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 07:00 am
Tanis Winslow, director of art programs at Artpark, announced this week that Artpark & Company officials are seeking to return that now drab-looking parking area adjacent to the Mainstage Theater complex and below the outdoor amphitheater to its late '70s flavor, complete with multicolors.
Plans underway for new veterans memorial at Fairmount Park
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:50 am
Local volunteers are planning the construction of a veterans memorial for Wheatfield's Fairmount Park where community members can honor those who have served.
Morinello holds first 'Valentines for Seniors' event
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 07:00 pm
On Thursday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined students from Niagara Falls' Catholic Academy to create Valentine's Day cards for seniors around the district. The event is one Morinello plans to make a yearly tradition. He said he hopes it will inspire others to think about giving back to those across the district.
Artpark welcomes Blondie & Garbage co-headlining 'Rage and Rapture' Tour
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 03:30 pm
Blondie & Garbage on Wednesday announced a co-headline North American tour that will kick off on July 5 in Saratoga, California, and wrap on Aug. 12 in Dallas. The show stops in Lewiston as part of Artpark & Company's "Tuesdays in the Park" on July 25.
Artpark announces KeyBank as Tuesday concert series presenting sponsor
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 03:25 pm
Artpark & Company officially announced KeyBank as the new presenting sponsor of the award-winning "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series for the 2017 season. The new "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" series will present 12 concert events June 6 through Aug. 29.
FERC approves National Fuel's $455 million Northern Access Pipeline Project
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 04:00 pm
Construction of National Fuel's Northern Access Pipeline Project has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Adell's School of Dance takes center stage at Harlem Globetrotters show
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:45 pm
Adell's School of Dance performed with the Harlem Globetrotters at the KeyBank Center on Friday, Feb. 3. Dancers performed during the Globetrotters' halftime performance.
Lewiston Mohawk Trail receives Greenway funding
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Niagara River Greenway Host Communities Standing Committee unanimously approved a request for funding from the Town of Lewiston to complete the Mohawk Trail. The municipality will receive $13,958 for the project, which is expected to commence in 2018.
Wheatfield firefighters deliver new hope with old gear
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
After an eye-opening visit to rural Tennessee, a group of Wheatfield volunteer firefighters are spreading the word on how local companies can put their retired equipment toward a good cause.
Landmark Erie County lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers seeks damages for deceptive acts & practices, fraud, false advertising
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Erie County Attorney Michael Siragusa, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney and Paul J. Hanly Jr. of Simmons Hanly Conroy to announce Erie County filed a civil action lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical manufacturing entities and four individuals for their roles in allegedly exacerbating the opioid epidemic gripping Erie County.
Niagara Falls: 914th Airlift Wing welcomes first KC-135 for its new mission
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:10 pm
Elected officials and community leaders gathered at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Thursday morning to help celebrate the arrival of the first KC-135 Stratotanker to the 914th Airlift Wing.
Take a video tour of the new Lewiston-Porter High School
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 09:10 pm
It was a community celebration on Tuesday, as the Lewiston-Porter School District unveiled the signature piece of its $26 million districtwide capital improvement project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the high school's new glass-enclosed atrium.
Voutour elected 1st vice chair of executive committee of New York State Sheriffs' Association
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:20 pm
The New York State Sheriffs' Association elected its executive committee at the 83rd annual winter training conference last week at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.
Food Bank of WNY: Community's help needed to 'Check Out Hunger'
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 03:45 pm
Western New Yorkers will be able to help feed hungry families in the community while shopping for groceries throughout the month o February. Customers of Dash's Market, The Market in the Square, Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans Food Markets will have the option to add $2, $3, or $5 to their grocery bill to support the Food Bank of Western New York's 25th annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign.
Making an IMPACT: NU transforms its approach to service learning
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 04:35 pm
Niagara University is strategically transforming its approach to service learning and student engagement in the community.
VIDEO: Cuomo in Niagara Falls to cut ribbon on DoubleTree Hotel
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 08:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the grand opening of the new, $37 million DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in downtown Niagara Falls. The project, which included the demolition of a portion of the former Fallside Hotel and Conference Center, along with the renovation of a four-story section of the building, connects to a newly constructed nine-story tower.
PHOTOS: Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo returns to Niagara Falls
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 01:30 pm
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls hosted the fourth annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo over the weekend. The three-day event offered approximately 130 seminars. Visitors had the opportunity learn from experts about various specifies of fish, fishing techniques and other outdoor activities.
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.