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Community Missions offers hope, help and opportunity
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:05 am
"Often times, when people come to us, they often have nowhere else to go," said Robyn L. Krueger, executive director of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. "We can offer people hope that their situation isn't totally without support; their situation can be helped and their situation has opportunity. So we help move them toward the goal that they have for themselves."
'Niagara Now' the place to be
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County's peak tourist season unofficially ended Labor Day weekend, and early reports point toward 2015 being the best year on record for the local travel industry.
Gateway Cities gear up for family festivities and shopping at Winter Walk
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:00 am
As shop owners across the nation prepare for the upcoming Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, merchants of the Tonawandas are working away on another holiday tradition.
Catholic Health makes $450,000 investment at Mount St. Mary's
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 05:30 pm
With its new affiliation just five months old, Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital have announced a major technology investment to enhance patient care and support nursing staff at the Lewiston hospital.
Town of Lewiston: Trane contesting election results
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 05:25 pm
As the Sentinel went to press Wednesday, it obtained paperwork from the Niagara County Clerk's Office indicating David Trane petitioned the State Supreme Court to recount all votes cast in the general election - including those disallowed during the counting of absentee and affidavit ballots.
Carnegie Art Center is back, invites WNY to join in the arts
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 02:45 pm
Thanks to the combined efforts of the Tonawandas' Council on the Arts Inc., the Carnegie Art Center Artist Advisory Committee and the City of North Tonawanda, the Carnegie Art Center will soon open its doors again to the Western New York community, after undergoing extensive renovations.
Helping out at Heart, Love and Soul
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
With the holiday season upon us, things are in full swing at Heart, Love and Soul in Niagara Falls. The agency's Thanksgiving food drive will lead up to its Thanksgiving meal today.
RRG, community gives thanks to end of CWM hazardous waste landfilling
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 04:20 pm
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, members of Residents for Responsible Government gathered Monday at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in Lewiston to express their appreciation for the end of hazardous waste landfilling at CWM Chemical Waste Services LLC in Porter.
Audiences seeing 'Blindspot' in crowded TV field
Sun, Nov 22nd 2015 05:00 pm
Thus far, "Blindspot" is resonating with audiences. It seems to have found a place with both serious and sometimes fans.
The Jug is back in Youngstown
Sat, Nov 21st 2015 09:00 am
The Stone Jug saw a well-attended and welcome "soft opening" last Thursday, as the Mike Costello family took over operations of the local favorite at Main at Lockport streets. For the village, it marks the second successful reopening of a long-popular business in past weeks.
River Region encourages shoppers to think local on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 21st 2015 07:00 am
One weekend a year, Lewiston retailers and restaurateurs invite the community - and those from across Western New York - to "think big, and shop small." In other words, skip the trip to the national chain stores and spend time (and dollars) exploring the River Region's unique, locally owned businesses.
For Our Veterans: Town of Niagara's first Veterans Appreciation Dinner a success
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:25 pm
The Town of Niagara hosted its first Veterans Appreciation Dinner Nov. 13 at the Town of Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. Inc., 6010 Lockport Road.
Wheatfield Board addresses inquiries on future projects
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:20 pm
The Niagara River Waterfront Multi-Use Trail project was discussed at Monday's Town of Wheatfield board meeting. A motion to approve supplement one for the project for a lump sum of $178,800 was considered, but not made.
CWM's hazardous waste landfill reaches capacity
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 01:40 pm
CWM Chemical Services announced this week that its Residuals Management Unit 1 landfill has reached its airspace capacity. The company is no longer accepting hazardous wastes at its Balmer Road facility in Porter.
Village of Lewiston: Church/theater renovation deal falls through
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 01:10 pm
Recent plans presented to renovate the church/theater on Plain Street in Lewiston have been put on hold. The Sentinel learned Thursday a deal to purchase the 114-year-old building fell through midweek.
Shop Small, proclamation advises
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
The town government asked its residents to support local business heading into the holiday season.
Christmas tree set up in Grand Island Town Commons
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
In a symbolic start of the holiday season, Town of Grand Island Highway Department personnel set up a 30-foot blue spruce in the Town Commons Tuesday.
Election 2015: McMurray wins Grand Island town supervisor race
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
Nathan McMurray won the Town of Grand Island supervisor's race after a canvas of votes Wednesday.
NFP names pumpkin-carving contest winner
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 02:50 pm
Mike Ratka of Grand Island said he never enters contests. But, encouraged by friends and neighbors this fall, he submitted "Pumpkin eating pumpkin" into Niagara Frontier Publications' annual pumpkin-carving competition. The move paid off, as he was voted the winner and took home a gift card courtesy of DiMino Tops Lewiston.
Town of Niagara board honors serviceman
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 02:30 pm
The Niagara Town Board took some time to honor a local man on his way to serve the country. William Jasper III, a volunteer firefighter for the town, will soon be headed to the United States Air Force - and his hometown was on hand to say "thank you."
Exploring a river called Niagara
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 01:45 pm
In a few days I would fish the Niagara River with full-time fishing guide Chris Cinelli. The Niagara River is a wild, world-class fishery drawing people from all over the world. Anticipation of the experience-of-a-lifetime created the hope of success; I would not be disappointed!
Village of Lewiston on board with church/theater, 800 Center St. renovation
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:30 pm
Developers of two new, prominent Lewiston projects received good news Monday from the Village Board.
Lewiston: Town Board changes, NYPA resolution, budget adoption among highlights
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:25 pm
What was anticipated to be a Lewiston Town Board budget discussion en route to budget adoption Monday turned into a bit more than expected.
Winkley sworn-in as supervisor in Lewiston
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 10:25 pm
The Town of Lewiston Town Council voted Monday to place Ron Winkley in the supervisor position until Steve Broderick takes the reins in January. The former Lewiston Police Department chief and Village of Lewiston trustee has served with this board since 2008.
A toast for Pink Martini! Gift shop marks first anniversary in business
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Diana Nobumoto said she can't believe it's been a year since she opened Pink Martini Gift Shop in the Grand Island Plaza.
Grand Island Board of Education: Teachers' union contract approved by school board
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Details are under wraps, but the Grand Island Board of Education voted 7-0 to ratify a five-year contract agreement with the Grand Island Teachers' Association.
FDR visits Grand Island Historical Society
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
Approximately 150 members and friends of the Grand Island Historical Society were treated to an oral history of the Great Depression and World War II from the perspective of the president of the United States, with actor Albert McFadyen portraying Franklin Delano Roosevelt Nov. 5 at Historic Trinity.
Hair Envy honors veterans
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
Hair Envy salon in the Grand Island Plaza said 'Thank you' to Island veterans by providing free cuts for them Veterans Day.
Expansion of DeGlopper Park unveiled
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
A recently formed committee unveiled plans on Veterans Day for a major expansion of Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park.
First WNY Watchfire held on Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
A new Veterans Day tradition on the Island began Wednesday with more than 100 attendees witnessing hundreds of flags retired to the flames.
Lewiston group looks to reopen church
Sat, Nov 14th 2015 09:00 am
Three well-known local entrepreneurs have teamed up to resurrect a Lewiston landmark. Claudia Marasco, Linda Radford and Carol Calato intend to renovate and reopen the church at 409 Plain St.
Youngstown on the rise: Mug and Musket, The Jug reopen on Main Street
Sat, Nov 14th 2015 07:00 am
Over past days, two longtime and very popular Youngstown establishments - the Mug and Musket Tavern and The Ontario House, aka The Jug - have both reopened - much to delight of residents and visitors.
Pet food pantry seeks donations, sponsors as winter approaches
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 07:05 pm
Year after year, as family's gather and give gifts, Mario's Pet Food Pantry founder Paulette Coty extends a helping hand to those in need of pet supplies to help take care of their companions, especially during the inevitably cold holiday season.
Children's Remembrance Gardenwalk planned at park
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 07:05 pm
A special project is underway in the City of North Tonawanda - one that will provide a peaceful place for family members who have suffered the incredibly heartbreaking loss of a child.
All lit up: Electric Lights Parade a big success
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 07:05 pm
The Town of Niagara lit up Military Road on Saturday with its 11th annual Electric Lights Parade.
'Grimm': Are Nick and Adalind becoming NICK AND ADALIND?
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 03:00 pm
Nick and Adalind are sworn enemies - destined to fight till death. Right?
Booming business at Becker Farms
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 01:25 pm
On a typical Friday at Becker Farms, one would be surprised to see lots going on around them.
Town of Lewiston's 2016 budget in trouble with lack of revenue; further spending cuts, tax cap override possible
Tue, Nov 10th 2015 06:00 pm
"This is still not balancing. I am very concerned. Everybody needs to be put on the alert."
Town of Lewiston election: Janese ahead of Trane; Morreale holds on
Tue, Nov 10th 2015 05:10 pm
Following more than three hours of absentee and affidavit ballot tabulations inside the Niagara County Board of Elections Tuesday, Republican Town of Lewiston Highway Superintendent Doug Janese has taken a four-vote lead over Dave Trane. Newcomer Rob Morreale, meanwhile, has taken an eight-vote lead for the second available Town Board seat.
Modern Corporation lays off 12 in response to downturn in business
Mon, Nov 9th 2015 05:55 pm
"It's just a bump in the road; we're looking at other areas."

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