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New Directions elects officers, names board members
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 02:10 pm
The New Directions Youth and Family Services board of trustees recently held its annual meeting to elect its officers for 2013.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts series of events to celebrate 'Heart Month' in February
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:05 am
A community education program by one of Niagara's leading cardiologists, a free community lipid panel screening, promotion of the "Go Red For Women" awareness campaign of the American Heart Association, and a hospital-wide information event are just some of the activities Mount St. Mary's Hospital is offering as part of "Heart Month" in February.
St. Stephen School Mission Club support Kairos project
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
Members of St. Stephen School Mission Club lovingly decorated special placemats to be given to incarcerated men and women, through the Kairos prison ministry.
Village of Lewiston: Grease traps becoming a sticky situation
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 12:00 pm
The issue of grease trap maintenance, or lack thereof, is once again rising to the surface in the Village of Lewiston.
New Chamber of Commerce sign installed
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:55 am
Jennifer Pauly, president of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, and chamber employees Suzanne Raby and Linda Antonucci braved the snow and cold weather Thursday to show off this brand new sign.
'Hard Rock Rising' gives Niagara Falls bands a chance at stardom through global competition
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:00 pm
Hard Rock International continues its commitment to emerging musicians of tomorrow with this year's "Hard Rock Rising," the most far-reaching battle of the bands competition in the world.
LaSalle Yacht Club installs officers for 2013
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 01:10 pm
A sign that spring and a new boating season is not far away is the annual installation of officers of the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' returns in February
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 07:00 am
Dr. Glenda R. Rose and Dr. Thomas G. Barba, of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston, announce they will be sponsoring the 23rd annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their patients.
Giving the gift of life
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
David Woodley Sr., a longtime Lewiston resident, is shown with nurse Brittany Harris donating blood this week at a Red Cross blood drive at First Presbyterian Church in the village. On Wednesday, Woodley started his 21st gallon.
Mount St. Mary's primary care sites earn designations as Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Tue, Jan 15th 2013 04:05 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has acknowledged that both its neighborhood health center and on-campus primary care medical services have earned the prestigious designation as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. Both facilities earned Level 3 designation, the highest level that can be achieved.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy promotes John Reardon to executive director and CEO
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 11:25 am
Niagara Cerebral Palsy, a non-profit agency providing high-quality care to children and adults with developmental disabilities, has announced that John J. M. Reardon was promoted to executive director and CEO. The agency also announced that Salvatore M. Passanese, Ph.D., has been elected president of the board of directors.
Lewiston Cocktail Festival to debut March 2
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:20 pm
Lewiston just can't quench its thirst for history.

The first Lewiston Cocktail Festival will take place on Saturday, March 2.

DEC extends comment period on CWM's draft permit renewal application
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:15 pm
New York's Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week it has extended the public comment period for a draft permit renewal application on file from CWM Chemical Services LLC to 60 days, and will now close comments on March 29.

CWM, a Waste Management company, currently owns and operates a commercial facility for the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous and industrial non-hazardous wastes on an approximately 710-acre site on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter.

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.