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Western New York Land Conservancy to hold annual meeting, reception at Buffalo History Museum
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has announced the 2015 annual meeting and reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at The Buffalo History Museum in Delaware Park in the City of Buffalo.
Higgins announces $30,000 in federal arts grants
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $30,000 in federal grants awarded to Canisius College and the Just Buffalo Literary Center.
Elderwood at Grand Island barbecue to benefit local first responders
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Grand Island volunteer first responders regularly give to the community. Now, Elderwood at Grand Island is providing an opportunity for the public to give back to these first responders.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue visits Clyde's Feed & Animal Center in Lockport
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport Olcott Road in Lockport. Meet adoptable dogs Beethoven, Dreyfus, Freddie, Hannah, Heidi, Hope, Jazzy, Phil and Romeo.
NYPA trustees approve contract with IBEW
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has ratified a contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers that will raise salaries and require union members to increase contributions for their health insurance.
Volunteers needed for Kiddieland
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
Have you ever wanted to be an amusement ride operator? Do you enjoy working with children? The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum invites you to become a volunteer ride operator.
Panepinto calls results of recent IDA audit 'disgusting'
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, released the following statement in response to Comptroller DiNapoli's most recent audit of New York's Industrial Development Agencies:
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives 2015 New York State Council on the Arts decentralization funding
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of two projects.
Higgins: Nearly $3 million grant for ovarian cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers Brahm Segal, M.D., and Kirsten Moysich, Ph.D., have received a five-year, roughly $3 million award from the National Cancer Institute to study immune responses in women with ovarian cancer and to identify biomarkers that can predict response to treatment.
Brittany's Law seeks to create registry of violent offenders
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:50 pm
A bill co-sponsored by State Sen. Rob Ortt would help protect community members from violent crime and domestic abuse crimes by providing them access to vital information.
Village of Lewiston sets kayak fees
Tue, May 19th 2015 02:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to re-establish the $4-per-kayak fee at the north Water Street docks, and they added a $20 season pass.
Community preparedness conference coming to Niagara University in June
Mon, May 18th 2015 04:45 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free community preparedness conference Saturday, June 6.
Higgins, Brown join Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in announcing $300,000 for Bellamy Commons
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in announcing the award of a $300,000 grant to Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York to help finance the Bellamy Commons project, which involves the conversion of a vacant former community center into 30 affordable housing units.
Lewiston Lions sponsor bowling event for special group of students
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:30 pm
In recognition of Lions Club International, a worldwide week of service, the Lewiston Community Lions sponsored students from the "Take me out to the Bills Game" organization Saturday for a fun afternoon of bowling, pizza and pop at the Lewiston Event Center.
DiNapoli: Tax exemptions jump while job gains slow for IDA projects
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:25 pm
New York's industrial development agencies provided $660 million in net tax exemptions in 2013, up $105 million from 2012, but estimated job gains were nearly 23,000 lower than the previous year, according to a report issued today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Richard Gere, Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Garner, Keith Urban, John Mellencamp, One Direction join NBC charity event 'Red Nose Day'
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:55 pm
More stars are joining NBC's star-studded charity event "Red Nose Day" on Thursday (8-11 p.m. ET) to have fun, raise money and change the lives of children living in poverty in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities around the world.
Pillittere once again giving Silo hot dogs away to honor mother
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
Joseph Pillittere Jr. will honor his late mother Sunday, May 31, by giving away 500 Silo Restaurant hot dogs. Food will be served from 11 a.m. until the dogs are gone.
May dates for Erie County rabies vaccination clinics
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health reminds pet owners that two May clinics have been scheduled for free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets.
Empire State College at Cheektowaga to hold information sessions
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Suite 34, Cheektowaga.
Riverdale Cemetery to hold annual Memorial Day observance Saturday
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
Riverdale Cemetery will honor and memorialize veterans of the U.S. military at a ceremony to be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23.
ECHDC launches new Queen City Bike Ferry
Mon, May 18th 2015 12:15 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. cut the ribbon Monday on the Queen City Bike Ferry to Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The brand-new multihull ferry will carry pedestrians and their bikes across the Buffalo River from Canalside to the First Buffalo Marina, where they can disembark and enjoy touring Outer Harbor sites and beyond.
The J. Geils Band completes Artpark 'Tuesdays' lineup
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:45 am
Artpark announced The J. Geils Band will close out the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" outdoor concert series Sept. 8. Tickets ($12 advance general admission/$17 week of show, $27 front-of-stage pit, $50 VIP producer's deck seating) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital names Employees of the Year
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:05 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognized more than 150 employees and retirees at its employee recognition dinner May 13 at Antonio's Banquet Center. The associates recognized were from Mount St. Mary's Hospital, the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center and the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.
Lewiston Council on the Arts: 'Peace Garden Painting Parties' with Thomas Paul Asklar
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:00 am
Lewiston artist and art educator Thomas Paul Asklar is going to offer summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden on Thursdays this summer. Asklar will lead the group in painting experiences - no prior experience is necessary.
'DWTS': Three couples remain, but only one can take home gold Mirrorball trophy
Mon, May 18th 2015 09:35 am
After weeks of competitive dancing, the three remaining couples advance to the final of "Dancing with the Stars" tonight (8-9:01 p.m. ET). Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess, Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, and Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy have one last night as they vie to win the judges and America's votes to be crowned the season 20 "Dancing with the Stars" Champion Tuesday (9-11 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' heats up summer with 'LIVE's Search for America's New Grill Star'
Mon, May 18th 2015 09:35 am
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan have announced a new summer cooking series, "LIVE's Search for America's New Grill Star." "LIVE" is looking for a cook who is an undiscovered grilling sensation.
NAWBO Buffalo Niagara to host 'Think Big' networking event with 43North
Mon, May 18th 2015 09:35 am
43North will host the "Think Big" networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 21 5:30 p.m. at the Design Innovation Garage ("dig") in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Innovation Center.
Sign up and save for summer camp at YMCA
Mon, May 18th 2015 09:30 am
YMCA summer camps provide a variety of activities and adventures beyond traditional day camp with specialty camps such as arts as theater, gymnastics, mountain biking, outdoor adventure Camp Tahigwa, and overnight resident camp at YMCA Camp Weona.
'World Trade Celebration' explores topic of sustainability at Conference & Event Center
Mon, May 18th 2015 07:00 am
World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara is holding its annual "World Trade Celebration" on the topic of "Sustainability: Transforming International Trade," at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Wednesday, May 20.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts job fair for EVS/housekeeping candidates May
Mon, May 18th 2015 07:00 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will host a job fair from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Seneca Niagara Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. Candidates interested in exploring opportunities in environmental services and housekeeping at the destination resort are encouraged to attend.
Trail maintenance necessitates one-day closure of eternal flame trail
Mon, May 18th 2015 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park will be closed for a scheduled trail maintenance day Tuesday, May 19. Maintenance on the trail will include brush removal.
UB to hold 169th commencement Sunday
Sat, May 16th 2015 05:00 pm
More than 1,300 students are candidates to receive degrees during University at Buffalo's 169th university commencement to be held at 10 a.m. May 17 in Alumni Arena, North Campus.
UB and Roswell Park receive $1.85M grant to launch stem cell research program
Sat, May 16th 2015 05:00 pm
University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers have been awarded a $1.85 million grant to create an interdisciplinary stem cell research training program.
Gary C. Tucker to become president and CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, May 16th 2015 04:55 pm
Catholic Health has announced Gary C. Tucker, FACHE, will be named president and CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center when the hospital joins the health system July 1. Tucker currently serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Lewiston hospital.
New leadership preparing for summer at Buffalo Launch Club
Sat, May 16th 2015 04:15 pm
The 112-year-old Buffalo Launch Club is headed in a new direction - and with a new executive team.
Youngstown residents voice concerns, trying to make village a better place
Sat, May 16th 2015 10:00 am
With the summer months approaching and Youngstown visitor traffic increasing, residents are making sure to adequately inform the Board of Trustees of their concerns about the community.
Lewiston-Porter BOE candidates discuss issues
Sat, May 16th 2015 10:00 am
Five candidates vying for three open seats on the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education spoke their minds Wednesday on the state of the district, its challenges and its future during a "Meet the Candidates" night in the high school auditorium.
Lewiston considers revals of property
Sat, May 16th 2015 10:00 am
" 'Revals' are never a fun word; it's costly; it's necessary."
This is not a suggestion
Sat, May 16th 2015 07:00 am
The Sentinel originally ran this public service announcement last summer. Because some residents still haven't taken the message to heart, we present it again in the hope walkers can safely cross these streets.
State Parks offering online safe boating education course
Sat, May 16th 2015 07:00 am
New York's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reports boaters and personal watercraft operators can now obtain a boating safety certificate by successfully completing an approved online course.