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Conflict arises between Smelt Festival organizers
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:30 pm
What is traditionally a simple request turned into an investigation Monday at the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting.
Erie County organization receives nearly $3 million to provide care for young children
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:20 pm
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has announced the award of an Early Head Start-Child Care partnership grant to Community Action Organization of Erie County Inc.
Daemen program to focus on starting a small business
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:20 pm
A free weekly program on starting a small business will be offered by the Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement starting March 17. It's slated for 6 to 8 p.m. in the Matt Urban Hope Center, 385 Paderewski Drive.
Plans taking shape for final Civil War encampment
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:20 pm
Organizers of the fourth and final Civil War encampment, put on by Genesee Community College to mark the 150th anniversary of the war that defined this nation, said it promises to be one of the most interesting to date.
Spring rummage sale
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:20 pm
St. Vincent de Paul Parish hosts its spring rummage sale at the Catholic Academy elementary site.
NEW DATE: Kenny G to perform live at Historic Riviera Theatre
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:35 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces Kenny G will perform live at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. The concert is presented by Wave FM. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13.
Torn ACL doesn't tear NU junior from biking cross-country for cancer
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:20 am
Jake Pandolfi is rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament by riding a bicycle 4,000 miles across the U.S.
Memorial staffers 'Go Blue' for colorectal cancer awareness
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:05 am
Staff members and volunteers at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dressed in blue Friday to support "Go Blue," a state and national effort to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
Chamber Awards Gala: Knead the Dough honored as Ransomville Business of the Year
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced Knead the Dough as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Let the St. Paddy's Day festivities begin
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 10:55 am
With feet of snow still on the ground it certainly may not seem like it, but the winter of 2014-15 is on the way out. And what a better way to rid one's mindset of the winter of misery than to think spring?
Sabres recall Hackett from Rochester
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 07:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Matt Hackett from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. The team also announced forward Mikhail Grigorenko and goaltender Andrey Makarov have been assigned to the Americans.
Lew-Port names three candidates in superintendent search
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 11:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District Board of Education announced its selection of three candidates for Lew-Port superintendent of schools this week.
Survey numbers find local opposition to CWM
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 07:00 am
The Sentinel has released the results of its online CWM survey, which was announced Feb. 7 and ran throughout the month.
Mount St. Mary's Foundation prepares for 'Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt'
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation has announced it will hold the second annual "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" Saturday, May 9. Area residents Kate Cumbo and Allison Violante are the co-chairs for the event, which will be held throughout the Village of Lewiston.
Senior shutterbugs wanted
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 07:00 am
The Council for Older Adults announced its annual photo contest is now underway. Applicants can submit up to five photographs for consideration under the following categories: "Nature's Moods" (scenic) and "Celebrations of Life" (people and/or animals).
Brit Floyd Show comes to Kleinhans May 17
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 07:00 am
Brit Floyd, "The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show," returns to North America in 2015 to launch its "Space & Time World Tour."
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue hosts March volunteer meeting
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's monthly volunteer meeting will take place this Wednesday, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St.
Village of Lewiston once again discussing pop-up parking lots
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 09:50 pm
Village of Lewiston trustees struggled with pop-up parking lots popping up along south streets on Artpark & Company concert nights last summer. In July, the board voted to get rid of such entities, only to reverse course one month later upon complaints from residents.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' commemorates 25 years
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 06:35 pm
On Saturday, Feb. 14, Dr. Glenda Rose, Dr. Tom Barba and the staff of Lewiston's Rose Chiropractic, P.C., held their 25th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day."
N-W budget anyone's guess until Cuomo releases aid
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 06:20 pm
The preliminary budget released by the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education at its meeting Wednesday was essentially a guessing game about the district's funds and future. As with all districts in the state, local school tax rates remain up in the air until Gov. Andrew Cuomo releases state aid runs.
Higgins, Williamsville Mayor Kulpa present family with two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart to honor World War II veterans
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 06:00 pm
At a special presentation on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the day Charles J. Dolan was killed in action by enemy forces during World War II, Congressman Brian Higgins and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa presented the Dolan family with the Purple Heart and Bronze Star in recognition of his sacrifices.
Erie County Office for the Disabled helps 'Spread the Word to End the Word'
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 06:00 pm
The Erie County Office for the Disabled was joined by more than 15 human service agencies from around Erie County at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo Friday as part of an annual national effort to "Spread the Word to End the Word."
Grand opening: Western New York game development nonprofit celebrates new home in Buffalo
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 06:00 pm
On the heels of facilitating Mayor Byron Brown's "Serious Computer Game Design Competition," the Buffalo Game Space is inviting Western New Yorkers to a grand-opening celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28. BGS is hosting the event at its new home in the Tri-Main Center on Main Street in Buffalo.
Parents, teachers, students rally against Cuomo's education budget
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 05:35 pm
Much has been said of Gov. Andrew Cuomo holding the state education budget "hostage" in an attempt to enact his education reform. Now, Niagara and Erie counties have responded.
Canisius, HARBORCENTER announce playoff plans
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 05:15 pm
Canisius College director of athletics Bill Maher and HARBORCENTER president John Koelmel have announced plans for the Golden Griffins' Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series at HARBORCENTER.
Ceretto discusses importance of infrastructure investment in Western New York
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 05:10 pm
Republican Assemblyman John Ceretto rallied alongside infrastructure advocates to educate the public on the importance of maintaining a high-quality infrastructure.
Sabres recall goaltender Andrey Makarov from Rochester
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Andrey Makarov from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Newfane and Olcott Beach Tourism to host third annual 'Wine Night'
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 04:55 pm
The winter of 2015 has been brutally cold. But, now that March is here, it's time to start thinking spring and sunny skies. Newfane and Olcott Beach Tourism believe this is cause for a celebration.
Town of Niagara: Proietti named senior citizens services director
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 04:55 pm
The Town of Niagara has appointed Joseph Proietti as its new senior citizens services director. Proietti began work Feb. 2. His goal is to increase participation at the center and to expand the programs and activities offered at the center.
6th annual Women's History Month kickoff celebrates women's achievements
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 04:55 pm
A community-wide celebration is underway in Erie County following the sixth annual kickoff event for Women's History Month, held Thursday at the downtown branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.
Family performance at Gliding Stars Ice Show
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:45 am
Wheatfield and Lewiston natives Mitchell, Jen and Holly Martin will perform as a trio at the upcoming Gliding Stars annual Ice Show March 20 and 21.
Buffalo Museum of Science prepares for first 'MessFest'
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:45 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science will hold its first "MessFest" event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo. MessFest invites families to explore science through messy experiments and demonstrations, including homemade slime, shaving cream, liquid nitrogen and erupting volcanoes.
Tuscarora Native American School dares to make good decisions
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:45 am
The fifth-graders at Niagara-Wheatfield's Tuscarora Native American School recently accepted their D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) diplomas from members of the Lewiston Police Department and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey.
North Tonawanda History museum to receive original Wurlitzer
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum has learned that it will be receiving a Wurlitzer grand piano, circa 1930s, in coming weeks. The instrument and its relationship to the now 11-year old History Museum are interesting.
Interview: Garth Brooks picks Buffalo
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 07:30 pm
Garth Brooks handpicked Buffalo for his first tour in more than a decade.
Niagara-Wheatfield takes section VI Championship
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield claimed the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section VI Championship for large schools for the third straight year, and fifth in seven seasons as a varsity sport.
NT awards contract for signal at Nash, Meadow
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
At its Tuesday meeting, the North Tonawanda Common Council awarded a contract to South Buffalo Electric to improve traffic signals at the intersection of Nash Road and Meadow Drive, the latter of which was extended last year.
Niagara County Legislature puts sparkler law on hold
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Legislature removed a proposal to legalize sparklers and other novelty fireworks from its agenda Tuesday night.
'Step Back' producer, guitarist Paul Nelson remembers his friend, Johnny Winter
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 10:15 am
Seven months after his passing, blues guitarist Johnny Winter finally claimed the one thing that eluded him during his 55-year career: a Grammy Award.