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'The Voice': Amy Vachal more passionate than ever about music career
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 03:30 pm
Amy Vachal has a different outlook.
Wheatfield: Residents unite against dehydration station
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
The Wheatfield Town Board and residents discussed Monday how to deal with the ongoing concern of the dehydration station set to be constructed off Liberty Drive, as well as National Fuel's compressor station planned for Pendleton.
Local hero talks to Meadow students about war experience and life
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
North Tonawanda Meadow Elementary teacher Judy Hagan can still remember Tim Payne as a little boy when she taught at Gilmore Elementary more than 20 years ago.
Cutest Christmas pageant ever
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
The kids stole the show at Theatre in the Mist's annual Christmas play last weekend at Stella Niagara Education Park in Lewiston.
Big plans proposed for the former Summit Mall site
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
Owner Zoran Cocov has significant plans for the former Summit Park Mall in Wheatfield.
UB takes a bite out of the Empire State
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:20 am
Campus Dining and Shops rolled out four new Pride of New York vending machines at the start of the fall semester, each stocked with items made or produced in New York.
Dustin Lynch, 'Hell of a Night' tour invades Town Ballroom
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:10 am
For country music fans in Buffalo, Wednesday night was pretty big. Dustin Lynch and his "Hell of a Night" tour finally came to town after months of anticipation.
Scibilia making his mark in music industry
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:30 am
There are particular artists whose musical background shines through in their artistry. In the case of Marc Scibilia, that could not be any truer.
Lewiston lights not loved
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 02:05 pm
The large, "cold" white LED lights are prominently placed on certain trees, with strands hanging out over Center Street. The traditional red and green Christmas bulbs are on other trees, and farther tucked into the branches.
Lewiston Christmas Walk: The most wonderful time of the year; photo gallery
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 01:55 pm
Children and families hustled and bustled to the Village of Lewiston Saturday for the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, hosted by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Youngstown: Christmas in the Village a community affair
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 10:00 am
The weather may not feel like it, but the spirit of the Christmas season is surely at hand.
On to the next chapter: Grand Island library director to retire after 32 years
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:05 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library is a gathering place for people ranging in age from 6 months to 100 years. They come for story hour, computer training, book club meetings, a community gathering, or to borrow books and videos and more.
Grand Island Fire Co: New rescue vehicle placed into service
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a new 2015 rescue vehicle, No. 7-1, was recently placed in service to replace a 1987 rig that had previously received a body remount in 2001.
Much thanks offered at community Thanksgiving dinner
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Family, friends, health, and life are among things for which diners at Island Presbyterian Church's community Thanksgiving dinner are grateful.
'You'll shoot your eye out': Stars of 'A Christmas Story' film to visit Riviera for families, fans
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
North Tonawanda's Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center is getting ready to welcome stars on Saturday, Dec. 12, from "A Christmas Story," a 1983 film that still airs each holiday season across the nation.
Finding Trubel: Jacqueline Toboni talks 'Grimm' start to season
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 08:55 pm
Actress Jacqueline Toboni said fans are about to learn why her character, our favorite female Grimm, was taken; why she was kidnapped and then half-dead when she found Nick last episode; and what's up with her fancier clothes and souped-up ride.
Niagara University professor trades lecture hall for learning community
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 04:30 pm
Mitchell Alegre, professor of management at Niagara University, has developed a whole new way to teach a college course. And it involves a circle.
WNY economy moving forward
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:00 am
A presentation and panel discussion, "Economic Vision 2016 and Beyond: Creating a Vibrant Future," was held Tuesday by the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce and Niagara University at the Castellani Art Museum.
Affidavit ballots confirm Janese as Lewiston highway superintendent
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:30 pm
The final ballots in a tight race between incumbent Lewiston Highway Superintendent Douglas Janese and challenger David Trane were opened Thursday morning in State Supreme Court. Nine newly accepted affidavits confirmed Janese would continue on for another term.
Home or away for the holidays, pet parents are including the whole family
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start shopping, planning and getting excited for all that much-needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course!
#GivingTuesday proclamation in Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 1st 2015 01:30 pm
City of Niagara Falls Administrator Donna Owens, speaking on behalf of Mayor Paul Dyster and the City Council, issued a proclamation this afternoon in support of #GivingTuesday.
Above and Beyond: Beloved Island doctor saved by GIFC
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Dr. Edward A. Rayhill discovered the truth of the old saying "what goes around comes around" when paramedics from the Grand Island Fire Co. arrived at his door on Oct. 6.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute using tourism initiatives to better community
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
In an effort to keep tourism dollars in the U.S., the Niagara Global Tourism Institute is working to develop the whole community in Niagara Falls to make it a more tourist-friendly area.
Preconstruction phase continues at Aquarium of Niagara
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
As the Aquarium of Niagara continues its "Join Our Journey" renovation campaign, guests have noticed some construction barriers inside the Whirlpool Street facility.
Welcoming the world to Christmas in Niagara USA
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Experience "12 Days of Christmas" with a calendar full of local events to do with loved ones, family and visiting guests.
Grand Island Board of Education: GITA, district reach contract agreement
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 03:50 pm
The union representing Grand Island teachers and the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education have agreed on a five-year contract.
Kelly's Country Store makes two donations
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 03:50 pm
Kelly's Country Store presented a pair of $1,000 checks Tuesday to two local beneficiaries.
Storm damage threatens delay of Lewiston Family Ice Rink
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
With the holiday season fast approaching, Town of Lewiston Parks Department crews have been busy assembling the Lewiston Family Ice Rink at Academy Park. And all had been proceeding according to plan - that is, until a significant wind event wreaked havoc last Friday.
NACC Artists and Friends Exhibition opens Dec. 5
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center invites you to check out a wide array of holiday gift ideas at its Artists and Friends Exhibition, Saturday Dec. 5, to Sunday Jan. 10, at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
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.