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Small-town art making a big impact
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 09:40 am
Times have never been better to be part of a small-town art scene, especially locally. In communities such as Lockport and Niagara Falls, new cultural experiences are helping residents and visitors alike view the area in a fresh way, while appreciating the unique history of Western New York.
Carmine's: A little slice of family
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 09:35 am
A new Italian restaurant has opened in Niagara Falls. Located at 1701 Pine Ave., Carmine's offers hearty and homemade Italian meals. That selection was too good to pass up on a recent snowy night.
Local chefs step inside Nickel City competition
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 09:35 am
From Feb. 21 to March 6, chefs from all around Western New York will battle it out on Buffalo's West Side.
Chamber Gala 2016: Lewiston Business of the Year: Warren's Village Hardware
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 09:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Warren's Village Hardware as the recipient of the Lewiston Business of the Year Award.
Smith Brothers Pizza closing for now
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 07:00 am
Smith Brothers Pizza is packing up its pie trays. ... For now.
Village of Lewiston board not ready to act on Paladino plaza, Jerge apartment proposals
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and counselor Joseph Leone Jr. objected Tuesday to agenda items asking for approval in principle of preliminary development plans for Ellicott Development's plaza proposal and James Jerge's apartment complex idea. Both said it wasn't the right time to take action.
'The Sing-Off' winners Home Free bring 'fun for the whole family' to Buffalo
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 06:40 pm
Upon landing on season four of NBC's "The Sing-Off," a cappella/country act Home Free didn't want to be another "so and so," or just a fond memory. Rather, Austin Brown (high tenor), Tim Foust (bass), Rob Lundquist (tenor), Adam Rupp (vocal percussion/beat boxer) and Chris Rupp (baritone) set out to create a sustainable career.
Pasta Sauce-Off returns
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 03:35 pm
Two 13-year-old girls from St. Stephen School on Grand Island have, once again, set out to make a difference in their community.
Niagara County Builders Association provides networking opportunity
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 03:20 pm
Members of the Niagara County Builders Association enjoyed dinner and conversation with local elected officials Feb. 10 at the Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Busy day for Island firefighters, medics
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 10:25 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports Grand Island firefighters and medics handled five separate emergency incidents Monday, Feb. 15.
New Meadow Elementary sensory room dedicated to former student
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 09:40 am
Ryan Bertini was an 8-year-old student at Ohio School, when he passed away in 2005 from several medical conditions he bravely fought throughout his life. In his honor, the Remember Ryan Foundation was created. It provides grant money in support the visual and performing arts in schools.
Locals, tourists, enjoy first weekend of 'Be Mine with Wine'
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 09:40 am
Couples, friends and families sipped local wines while sampling sweet desserts during the Niagara Wine Trail's first weekend of "Be Mine with Wine."
North Tonawanda Common Council welcomes new Planning Board member
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 09:35 am
It was a quick night for the North Tonawanda Common Council, which took care of some business after the snow was cleared away Tuesday. The bimonthly meeting was held in front of a small crowd on a night that saw many residents digging out from the day's storm.
Best for a reason: Students, parents praise Adell's School of Dance
Thu, Feb 18th 2016 02:25 pm
In the nearly 10 years since Adell opened Adell's School of Dance, her studio has developed a reputation for seamlessly tying together hard work and fun.
Grand Island Town Board: Compromise sought on trapping issue
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
A ban on trapping on public land on Grand Island doesn't have the support to pass the five-member Grand Island Town Board, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said Monday, but he added a compromise is in the works.
Snow, cold does not deter Village of Youngstown
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Continuing what's been a roller coaster ride of unusual weather thus far this winter, the snow and cold has returned to the northern Niagara County area.
A family firefighting tradition continues in Youngstown
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Volunteer firefighting is an honored tradition in the Muller family of Youngstown. Currently, five members of the family are members of the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co., and one is the new fire chief.
Town of Lewiston names new auditor
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Slowly but surely, new Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick is starting to make his mark on town affairs.
Youngstown Village Board continues to discuss tourism traffic
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Thursday night's Youngstown Village Board meeting was short due to the absence of trustees Steven Suitor and Tim Lockhart, as well as no public participation. Upon the early dismissal of the meeting, the board entered into a work session, inviting the public to stay and listen in.
Mark Daul: A winter steelhead contest; squirrels revisited
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
You'd think to yourself, "Who in their right mind would get up and prepare to go fishing at 4:30 in the morning in the winter?"
Grand Island Board of Education: First budget input session held
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:15 pm
Board of Education trustees heard the first news on the 2016-17 budget for the Grand Island Central School District on Monday.
Kenmore/Grand Island reaches state championship
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:05 pm
The Kenmore/Grand Island girls hockey team made it to the championship game of the 2016 New York State Girls Varsity Final Four in Albany last weekend.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves first submittal for Paladino plaza, Fairchild site
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:50 pm
A crowd of about 75 gathered into the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium Monday night to watch the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board unanimously accept first submissions for Ellicott Development's Center Street plaza and James Jerge's Onondaga Street apartment complex.
Setting the stage for bigger acts: Riviera Theatre plans for expansion project
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:25 pm
While driving down Webster Street in North Tonawanda, you may be surprised by some famous acts flashing on the Riviera Theatre's marquee - acts unlike what the venue has booked in past years.
Wheatfield: Dehydrator project postponed
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:45 am
National Fuel's plans for Wheatfield's dehydrator are on hold due to company cutbacks from low natural gas prices, but residents are not backing down.
UPDATE: Brickyard expanding, taking over Brio
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 02:25 pm
Top Lewiston restaurateurs Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews are expanding by subtraction.
Mark Daul: Squirrels are interesting creatures
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 09:40 am
A while back, I received an email from Sentinel reader Mrs. Patricia Schultz of Lewiston who was curious about an "orange" squirrel sighting in her yard.
Lewiston police eye new community surveillance monitoring
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston Town Board member Al Bax revealed a new grassroots community surveillance monitoring idea at last month's board session - one that he and Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte have hopes of getting underway soon in the town.
Village of Lewiston: Paladino plaza, Fairchild on Planning Board agenda
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 07:00 am
It's time for another round of discussion and debate concerning the two largest active construction proposals in the Village of Lewiston.
First Island girls to play for state hockey championship
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:10 pm
In just their first year of play in the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation, Grand Islanders will compete for a state championship this weekend.
Glenn Colton returns for Huth Road School show
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:00 pm
Glenn Colton said that he started his career as a musician "with an idea in 1985." He became a full time performer in 1993, taking his show to libraries, elementary schools, and town-sponsored concert series. In 2012, Colton retired from his performing career.
'Be Mine with Wine': Niagara Wine Trail gives locals, tourists a different date option
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is offering its annual "Be Mine with Wine" Valentine-themed event for those who wish to treat their sweethearts (or themselves) this February.
Pappas delivers State of the City address
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:50 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas views North Tonawanda as a city on the rise and he expects that trend to continue.
New TNBPA president Restaino takes the helm
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:50 pm
Anthony L. Restaino, a 31-year-old attorney and partner at the law office of Restaino Reddien LLP on Military Road, was sworn in as the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's new president Jan. 27.
High-flying 'Mary Poppins' musical continues Friday, Saturday
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:45 pm
No one came right out and told Jill Anderson during auditions for the Grand Island High School musical that she would be flying across the Grand Viking Theater.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:25 pm
Vote for your favorite fish fry as part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest. The place with the most votes will receive a full write-up in the Tribune, Dispatch and Sentinel, plus additional photos and a video online at www.wnypapers.com.
Village of Lewiston: Memorial Day parade, ceremony back on
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 Cmdr. Bill Justyk and Adjutant Norm Machelor officially announced Thursday the Village of Lewiston Memorial Day ceremony is coming back after a year off.
Mount View offers seniors a new lease on life
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
At Mount View Assisted Living in Lockport, seniors aren't considered "old people." They're not forced into stereotypical hobbies or limited on what they can or can't do. In fact, they're encouraged to think past limitations - age, sickness, injury or anything else that would slow a person down.
Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Principals report positive results
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
With Friday marking the halfway point of the 2015-16 school year, Lewiston-Porter Central Schools began assessing students' academic progress.
Town of Lewiston board hears of new taxpayers' alliance
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Despite Town Board changes and a new year, the frustrations of residents on how the Town of Lewiston manages its affairs continue as January 2016 turns into February.