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Obituary: Carleen Alt Gerber
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 03:00 pm
Carleen Alt Gerber passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, with her family beside her. Devoted sister, mother, grandmother, matriarch, friend and one-time bicycle rodeo champion, Carleen inspired everyone she encountered with her free spirit, kindness, sense of humor, and positive attitude.
The Sentinel turns 30
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 12:00 pm
On Feb. 14, 1987, the paper was printed with a giant headline, in big, bold, red letters, that said, "We Need A Name!"
Aquarium of Niagara hosts '716 Weekend - Part 2'
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 10:25 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating Western New York one more time this year by offering $7.16 admission now through Feb. 20.
Winter event helps support off-season animal grocery bill at Buffalo Zoo
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 10:25 am
"Polar Bites," the Buffalo Zoo's popular winter fundraiser, makes a return next week at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The event helps to offset the zoo's winter season grocery bill of approximately $93,750.
Historical Association of Lewiston looks back at decade that brought us The Sentinel
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
On behalf of the Historical Association of Lewiston and its board of directors, happy birthday Sentinel! The Sentinel's first edition was issued Feb. 14, 1987, and actually had the title of "We Need A Name!" It was since that very first edition that the HAL started its long relationship with the Sentinel, when we placed our member meeting notice in it for a historian to speak about the history of Lundy's Lane.
Wine on Third proprietors set to debut The Craft
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
Shawn Weber and David Giusiana are set to debut The Craft Kitchen and Bar on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The modern-looking pub is kitty-corner to Wine on Third, their popular downtown bar and restaurant on the corner of Third Street and Ferry Avenue.
Lewiston-Porter PEC and IEC families are reading!
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
Tuesday, Feb. 7, marked the official community start for the Lewiston-Porter Primary Education Center and Intermediate Education Center reading initiative known as "One District, One Book."
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce: Awards Gala honorees announced
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. This is the second consecutive year the event is being held in Niagara Falls. It's due to the growth in event participation over the years.
Ice rink: Town of Lewiston Board receives good news from Dashineau
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 06:55 am
Town Parks/Recreation Director Michael Dashineau had some upbeat news for Lewiston residents and the Town Board on Monday.
Switchfoot is looking for America ... in Rochester
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 11:55 pm
Switchfoot is all about dichotomy.
Interview: Hollyn poised to be next big thing in music
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 10:40 pm
Earlier this month, Hollyn's debut album, the aptly titled "One-Way Conversations," swiftly ascended to the top of the iTunes pop charts - just below a certain Super Bowl halftime headliner.
Oscar presenters include Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone & Charlize Theron
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:50 pm
Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the third slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, Feb. 26, on the ABC Television Network.
Niagara University seeking youth summer camp counselors
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:50 pm
Niagara University is looking for motivated individuals to be summer youth camp counselors.
NBC Sports celebrates 'Hockey Day in America' with NHL quadrupleheader, Sabres vs. Blackhawks
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:45 pm
NBC Sports celebrates "Hockey Day in America" this Sunday with an NHL quadrupleheader on NBC and NBCSN, as well as a collection of stories and features that explore hockey's impact and influence across the U.S.
'Degrassi High' reunites! Original cast members attending Toronto ComiCon
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:45 pm
Toronto ComiCon presented by Fan Expo Canada, announced it will host a special reunion with the original cast of the groundbreaking series "Degrassi High." For the first time in 20 years, Pat Mastroianni (Joey Jeremiah), Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin Ryan), Stefan Brogren (Snake "Archie" Simpson), Kirsten Bourne Kelly (Tessa Campanelli) and Dan Woods (Mr. Raditch) will all be together to meet their fans.
Lecrae unveils 'River of Jordan (Feat. Breyan Isaac)'
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:45 pm
Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae has released "River of Jordan," featuring vocals from Breyan Isaac. The song is the latest available track from "The Shack: Music from and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture." "River of Jordan" is now available for streaming and purchase at all DSPs. "The Shack: Music from and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture" is set for release on Feb. 24.
Family Promise of WNY to collaborate with Roswell Park in creating a home-like environment for families experiencing homelessness
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:45 pm
The "Painting for Promise" event will bring Roswell Park Cancer Institute's executive management team into the Family Promise of WNY shelter to paint and perform repairs to build a welcoming environment for families.
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:05 pm
With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway.
Grand Island Town Board: Local solar law may be model for other communities
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
Grand Island's new solar law, the first local law to be passed in 2017, could be seen as a model for other communities looking to draft solar laws, said Town Board member Beverly Kinney.
Welcome Center to celebrate Grand Island, WNY
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
The future Western New York Welcome Center, one of 10 welcome centers that are to be built in all regions of New York state at a cost of $55 million, will place Grand Island in the center of Western New York tourism.
Basil Ford's new showroom offers updated amenities
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:50 pm
Customers can now browse the latest Ford vehicles at a new state-of-the-art showroom at Basil Ford of Niagara Falls.
NFHS intern reflects on time at NFP
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:50 pm
The passion for writing has been with me for years, and it has been my dream since middle school to be some type of writer. When hearing about the class, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about a field I enjoy and to gain hands-on experience before college.
Thompson pleads guilty to election law violation
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:45 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 61-year-old Rus Thompson of Niagara Falls pleaded guilty, to offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree, before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.
Driver fined after fatal crash in Wheatfield
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:45 pm
Twenty-year-old Carly Marrs of North Tonawanda, whose vehicle struck and killed two teenagers last summer, was sentenced Feb. 8 to pay a $243 fine for imprudent speed. She was also convicted of unlawful possession of marijuana. However, she was found not guilty for reckless driving, a misdemeanor; and an unspecified violation.
St. Johnsburg holds installation of officers
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:40 pm
The St. Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Co. and its Ladies Auxiliary recently held the annual installation of officers at the St. Johnsburg Firehall, 7165 Ward Road.
Engagement: Boron-Porter
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 07:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Boron of Grand Island are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Boron, to David Porter. David is the son of Richard and Deborah Porter of Batavia.
New York State Parks unveils new family-sharing Empire Pass card
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced the new State Parks Empire Pass card is now available for purchase.
Grand Island: Border Patrol agents in Buffalo arrest 7 illegally in US
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:45 am
On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol received an anonymous call that there were 12-20 illegal immigrants at an address on Long Road on Grand Island. In response, agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station increased patrols in the area.
Chef Aarón Sánchez to join judges' panel of 'MasterChef' season 8, premiering this summer on FOX
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:30 am
Celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez will join chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi as the third judge throughout season eight of the hit culinary competition series "MasterChef," premiering this summer on FOX.
for KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle & TobyMac top nominees for 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:30 am
for KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle and TobyMac topped the nominations for this year's fan-voted K-LOVE Fan Awards, honored in three categories each, including the top award of Artist of the Year. Big Daddy Weave, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Danny Gokey, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Ryan Stevenson and Zach Williams received two nominations each.
Kari Jobe's 'The Garden' debuts as No. 7 best-selling album on Billboard top albums chart
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:30 am
Grammy-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe just released her third album, "The Garden." It was the No. 7 best-selling album this week according to the Billboard top albums chart. In addition, it was the No. 2 album on the Christian and gospel chart, and the No. 6 album on the digital albums chart. The project also earned Jobe her third Billboard 200 top 25 chart debut.
Girl Scouts of WNY celebrate diversity of world, connections with others
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:25 am
Girl Scouts from all over Western New York gathered together for the International World Thinking Day event on Saturday. The Girl Scouts of Western New York spent the afternoon at Herbert Hoover Elementary School in Buffalo with 152 girls in attendance.
Morinello joins labor committee
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:20 am
This week, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello was assigned to an additional committee for the 2017-18 legislative session. Morinello will now serve on the labor committee in addition to his previous committee assignments, which include committees on codes, higher education, housing and tourism, and veterans' affairs (where he is the ranking minority member).
Grammy-nominated 'Chain Breaker' from Zach Williams breaks radio record
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:20 am
As Zach Williams is just returning from his whirlwind weekend in Los Angeles celebrating his Grammy nomination, he is now celebrating his hit single - "Chain Breaker" - which is literally breaking records.
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:20 am
With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway. The 12th annual event, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club is set for Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, along Center Street in Lewiston.
Richard Curtis & 'Love Actually' cast reunite for 'Red Nose Day Actually' film to air on NBC's 'Red Nose Day Special'
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:25 am
Writer-director Richard Curtis and the cast of his beloved holiday film "Love Actually" are coming together again for "Red Nose Day Actually," a short film that will air as part of Comic Relief's "Red Nose Day Special" May 25 on NBC and March 24's "Red Nose Day in the U.K." on BBC1.
ECC dental students deliver another successful Give Kids a Smile Day
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:20 am
On Feb. 3, SUNY Erie Community College's dental hygiene students partnered with Dr. Marti Peterson's Just 4 Me Pediatric dental team to provide free dental care to children from Erie and Niagara counties as part of the American Dental Association-sponsored Give Kids a Smile Day at the college's north campus dental hygiene clinic.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation elects new officers, adds board member
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:15 am
At its annual meeting, the board of directors of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation Inc. elected John Zak as chair and secretary, and Todd Scherrer as treasurer. Members also added BPO Chair Steve Swift as a new director. Additionally, Daniel Hart was named president, and Kevin James was named vice president of finance.
Help Me Grow Western New York awarded $1.8 million grant for child development program
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:15 am
Help Me Grow Western New York has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for its continued regional implementation of the comprehensive child development collaborative. Niagara University has been selected to manage the three-year grant.
Freeform & Marvel announce additional cast for 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger'
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:15 am
Freeform and Marvel announced six new series regulars for its anticipated new series, "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger," a live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic.