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Chamber Awards Gala: Chairman's Award, River Region Partnership Award honorees announced
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
'Walk for Niagara' takes fundraising one step at a time
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 04:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is looking for participants to put their best foot forward and "Walk for Niagara," rain or shine, on Saturday, April 29, at Whirlpool State Park. The annual event helps raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit's crisis and community service programs, which provide clothing, food, shelter and supportive services to those in need.
Jay's Place wins 'Best Fish Fry Contest'
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Of the 720-plus votes cast, Jay's Place received almost 350. In total, more than 40 restaurants were nominated. Four other restaurants received more than 40 votes.
Islandwide read-a-thon raises money for GI Challenge
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Students in the Grand Island Central School District quietly raised money Friday for a new room of care at Children's Hospital.
You're invited to 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding' at DoubleTree
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 05:05 pm
Not only is there no fourth wall in Theatre in the Mist's upcoming production of the comedy "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," there are no walls of any kind.
WNY celebrities help HART
Sun, Apr 9th 2017 02:10 pm
The Lewiston Event Center was packed to its rafters on Saturday night, as the community came out to support the annual Home Assistance Referral Team at a celebrity bartending fundraiser.
Old Fort Niagara honors volunteers, looks to recruit tour guides
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 03:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara's volunteers contributed 38,305 hours to the historic site in 2016, and 371 of them were courtesy of Jeffery Dzialak of the Town of Niagara, who was recently honored as the fort's 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
Ashli Dreher: Super Teacher
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
Ashli Dreher, a special education teacher in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District, has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. A teacher for 21 years, Dreher was honored Friday at a ceremony in the high school atrium.
Drop the mic: Hard Rock puts new spin on karaoke
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 01:20 pm
Karaoke has never been this cool.
Niagara Crossing - formerly Barton Hill Hotel - now open
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
The former Barton Hill Hotel & Spa has reopened with behind-the-scenes upgrades - and a new name: Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa. The three-story Lewiston building, at 100 Center St., was shut on Jan. 1.
Mountains of snow can't keep Islanders from Adrian's
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 07:15 pm
Adrian's Custard & Beef, one of the Island's favorite warm-weather establishments, is open. One can find it between snow mounds that dwarf sport-utility vehicles, and nearly reach the top of road signs.
Camp Hope helps children heal through fun
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 03:35 pm
To address the special needs of grieving children, the bereavement department of Niagara Hospice is offering its 17th Camp Hope for grieving children. The event runs from June 23-25 at the YMCA's Camp Kenan in Barker.
Destination Niagara USA: Niagara Falls USA launches new tourism brand
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 01:40 pm
Destination Niagara USA, formerly the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp., unveiled a new tourism-marketing brand on Tuesday to increase awareness of Niagara Falls and Niagara County as an international bucket-list destination.
NCAA men's basketball tournament back in Buffalo
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:20 am
March Madness is back in Buffalo for the first time since 2014. That year's champion, No. 7 seed Connecticut, started its journey to the title in the Queen City. UConn also started the tournament in Buffalo in 2004, on its way to a national championship.
The Sentinel at 30: Publisher, first editor and ad rep recall starting newspaper
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Sentinel recently caught up with Michael Linenfelser, the newspaper's first advertising rep, and Joelle Logue, the editor who so eloquently laid forth the newspaper's goals and code of conduct in the very first issue. Also shedding light on the matter was Skip Mazenauer, The Sentinel's first and only publisher.
Pasta Sauce-Off event packs LaSalle Yacht Club
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
Saturday's fourth annual Pasta Sauce-Off packed the LaSalle Yacht Club in a fundraiser for Carly's Club of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Courtney Corbetta joins 'AM Buffalo'
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
Courtney Corbetta has joined WKBW-TV's "AM Buffalo" as a multimedia journalist.
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.
Lewiston Art Festival applications available
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:55 pm
Applications are now available for the 51st annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13, in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show.
8 is great: NU's CMAA student chapter again named best in nation
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 12:25 pm
For an eighth straight year, the Club Managers Association of America's Student Chapter of the Year resides on Monteagle Ridge.
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!"
Village of Lewiston approves Fairchild proposal
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:50 pm
With little resistance from the public, trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday unanimously approved James Jerge's plan to build apartments on Fairchild Place and Onondaga streets.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara recognizes local leaders
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:45 am
More than 200 people gathered for the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's Heroes of Niagara awards dinner to celebrate the generosity and accomplishments of local community leaders on Feb. 2 at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls.
'Sesame Street Live's' 'Make a New Friend' takes stage in Buffalo
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 02:45 pm
Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their "Sesame Street" friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to "Sesame Street." Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies.
Memorial staffers Go Red for Women
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:45 pm
Team members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, The Heart Center of Niagara and the Summit Healthplex showed their support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day on Friday by rocking their red outfits across the medical center's downtown and Wheatfield locations.
Relay For Life kickoff breakfast
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:55 pm
On Saturday, Jan. 28, Relay For Life of Greater Niagara held its kickoff breakfast at the New York Power Authority's Power Vista in Lewiston. Breakfast was donated by Mrs. Thank You of Lewiston in memory of Rosemary Smith.
TNBPA honors businesses persons making a difference in local business
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
Elected officials and community members gathered at the LaSalle Yacht Club last week for the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's annual dinner and awards ceremony.
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.
'The Destroyer' Dick Beyer receives PWI's Stanley Weston Award for lifetime achievement
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 05:30 pm
Pro Wrestling Illustrated has named "The Destroyer" Dick Beyer the recipient of the 2016 Stanley Weston Award, the magazine's lifetime achievement award.
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.
Louie's Texas Red Hots celebrates 50 years
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:55 pm
Since opening its doors in 1967, Louie's Texas Red Hots has proudly been serving its Sahlen's hot dogs, special sauce, Greek favorites and more.
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.
Christmas Caroling Trailer exceeds donation goal for local food pantry
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:05 am
Organizers of the Christmas Caroling Trailer recently announced the group was able to collect 5,177 items and $485 for the North Tonawanda Inter-Church Food Pantry.
Sakari debuts at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo announced the public debut of Sakari the polar bear and the start of Polar Bear Days on Thursday.
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.
Tour of Homes: Barton Mansion wins 'Best in Show'
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:55 pm
The 12th annual Tour of Homes was declared a success with more than 1,000 attending the event, which was held Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend. The event is a major fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Shop with a Cop'
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:20 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office hosted its fifth annual "Shop with a Cop" event Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Walmart store on South Transit Road in Lockport.
NU ranked among nation's top 10 small private 'Military Friendly Schools'
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:35 pm
Niagara University has been ranked among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, according to comprehensive results released Thursday by Victory Media.
PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' onstage
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.
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.