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Buffalo Jr. Sabres create women's hockey program
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced the creation of a 19U women's elite team that will begin play in the 2017-18 season. Scott Welch has been named head coach of the squad, which will play a split-season independent schedule that focuses heavily on college showcase tournaments against top teams across North America.
NBCSN to provide live look-ins of Columbus Blue Jackets' attempt to tie NHL record with 17th consecutive win
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
With the Columbus Blue Jackets attempting to tie the NHL record for consecutive victories tomorrow night against the Washington Capitals, NBCSN will begin its "NHL Live" pre-game coverage of its originally scheduled Sabres-Blackhawks game at 7 p.m. ET - 30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled - to provide additional live look-ins of Blue Jackets-Capitals.
Aquarium of Niagara participating in 716-themed weekend
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Aquarium is celebrating Western New York by offering $7.16 admission from Jan. 14-16.
Sabres announce 'One Buffalo Library Day'
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will partner with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on the inaugural One Buffalo Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, when the Sabres take on the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Allstate offers tips for New Yorkers to make & keep financial resolutions in 2017
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. As we ring in 2017, many will vow to improve their health, get organized or take up a new hobby. According to StatisticBrain.com, the third-most popular resolution is to spend less and save more. This year, Allstate is encouraging its customers to stick to their resolutions and take the time to tone up their finances.
Russell Wilson & Seattle Seahawks host Matthew Stafford & Detroit Lions in NBC's NFL Wild Card game
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:50 pm
NBC kicks off its NFL Playoff coverage this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 8:15 p.m. ET with an NFC Wild Card matchup, when Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (NFC West, 10-5-1) host Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions (NFC North, 9-7) at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Buffalo sailor serves in Atlantic aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:50 pm
Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Brandon Banks, left, from Buffalo, and Aerographer's Mate 1st Class Daniel Rees, from Seattle, take weather readings during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
Sidewalk Prophets premiere new music video for 'Impossible'
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:50 pm
Sidewalk Prophets premiered their latest music video last night for their song "Impossible" with a little help from the Sidewalk Prophets Family, who helped promote the video across hundreds of social network profiles - reaching half a million people - in a coordinated effort.
Buffalo Sabres, Tops announce Kids Day ticket offers
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tops Friendly Markets will sponsor four games for Tops Kids Day, offering families the chance to bring their children to afternoon games at discounted prices.
Physicians now have access to minor patient health data through clinical information exchange
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
As a result of a change in New York state policy, participating providers can now securely access data through Western New York's clinical information exchange for minor patients 10-17 years of age. Access to the data requires a parent or legal guardian signing an affirmative HEALTHeLINK consent form on behalf of the minor patient.
Sionko's clutch 3-pointers lead Grand Island past Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 10:55 pm
In front of a stunned home crowd, the Grand Island High School Vikings defeated the defending Section VI champion Niagara Falls High School Wolverines, 61-53.
Morinello takes office in Albany
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, took his oath of office on Tuesday and was sworn-in as a member of the New York State Legislature.
Empire State Development announces opening of Oishei Children's Outpatient Center on Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced Kaleida Health has opened seven new outpatient clinics at the Oishei Children's Outpatient Center in Buffalo.
Community Foundation accepting applications for 2017 grants
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for 2017 competitive grant processes that support the following areas of interest:
Girl Scouts of WNY celebrate 100th anniversary of first-known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York announced the movementwide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies.
Lockport Family YMCA's capital campaign reaches $10 million goal
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:00 pm
The Lockport Family YMCA announced its capital campaign has reached its $10 million goal, thanks to a gift of $500,000 from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. The funds from the campaign are allocated to the construction of a brand-new, 52,000-square-foot building located on Snyder Drive in South Lockport.
Nussbaumer & Clarke realigns ownership
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:00 pm
Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc., one of the region's oldest engineering and land-surveying firms, has realigned its top executives and transferred ownership.
Lewiston Senior Center installs officers for 2017
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 04:55 pm
The Town of Lewiston Senior Center held its installation of officers on Tuesday.
'National Geographic Live' returns to Kleinhans
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 04:50 pm
Explore a hidden universe through the eyes of the photographic team of David Doubilet and his underwater partner, Jennifer Hayes when they present "National Geographic Live's" "Coral, Fire and Ice: Exploring Secret Underwater Worlds."
Megyn Kelly joins NBC News
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 04:40 pm
Megyn Kelly, one of America's most prominent news anchors, will join NBC News, it was announced Tuesday by Andrew Lack, chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greets first newborn of 2017
Mon, Jan 2nd 2017 01:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greeted its first baby of 2017 at 8:09 p.m. New Year's Day when Santina Fittante of Youngstown gave birth to a son, Dillon John Barker.
It's light & healthy week for a new year - and a new you, on 'The Chew'
Mon, Jan 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The Emmy Award-winning co-hosts of "The Chew," Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz, devote the first week of 2017 to light and healthy meal ideas and welcome stars galore Jan. 2-6 (1 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.
2016 - The Year In Sentinel Covers
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
What follows is a brief recap of our staff's favorite prominent news stories, and images of past Sentinel covers, encapsulating major events and trends in northern Niagara.
Grand Island High School students support Christmas Eve Delivery Project
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Needy children woke up on Christmas morning with gifts on their stoop thanks to students at Grand Island High School.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Lighting contest winners announced
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Light Up the Boulevard Committee, and the Grand Island Recreation Department have announced the winners of the holiday lighting contest.
Sandy Beach Yacht Club: Vathy honored as Woman of the Year
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Sandy Beach Yacht Club Women's Organization held its annual Ladies Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 3, at the club, located at 1851 Winter Road. The group enjoyed a dinner catered by the Riverstone Grill at the event, chaired by Mickey Agnello.
Rellim Hair & Makeup Design Studio celebrating 5 years
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Lauren Rose Miller is marking five years in business next Friday, and welcoming existing and future customers to stop into Rellim Hair & Makeup Design Studio from 4-7 p.m. for a special launch party.
Youngstown Lions assist Teal Project
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club recently recognized the work of Sandra Lahrache of the Teal Project. Her mission is to promote sexual violence prevention and awareness programs through education in Western New York-area schools, colleges and businesses.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink deemed a 'huge success'; LPD offers proclamations
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston closed down 2016 with routine approvals to its final audit, recognizing the efforts of area law enforcement, and receiving some very favorable news on the Lewiston Family Ice Rink.
Lewiston Redemption coming soon
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Bill and Tina Schiavitti have teamed with Greg Robertson of Greg's Pools to launch Lewiston Redemption. The bottle and can exchange site is set to debut in the spring of 2017 at 820 Seneca St., Lewiston, right next to Greg's Pools.
Holiday baskets spread good cheer
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Volunteers for the Youngstown/Porter community holiday baskets gathered during the week of Dec. 12 for their annual assistance campaign. Volunteers accepted groceries and donations, organized them for needy families, and sorted and wrapped presents for children ranging from birth to teenage years.
Youngstown Lions announce 2016 holiday lighting winners
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club sponsors the annual Youngstown Lions Outdoor Lighting Contest. President Richard Allen has announced winners of the contest, which was held earlier this month.
Joshua Maloni's top 10 celebrity interviews of 2016
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 04:10 am
Here are my favorite celebrity interviews from 2016 (with clickable links).
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards: First round of presenters announced
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:35 pm
Jimmy Fallon will host the high-profile ceremony from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. It will air live on Sunday, Jan. 8 (8-11 p.m. ET), on NBC. "The HFPA Presents: Globes Red Carpet Live" official red carpet pre-show for the will stream live on Twitter from the red carpet at The Beverly Hilton from 6-8 p.m. ET.
Poloncarz to participate in new communitywide campaign to raise awareness about poverty
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:35 pm
As part of an effort by the Rural Outreach Center's attempt to raise awareness about the challenges people face living in poverty, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced he will participate in a new communitywide campaign next month called "ROC Resolutions Challenge."
ECC dental students to help local children on Give Kids a Smile Day
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:30 pm
SUNY Erie Community College's dental hygiene students will partner with Dr. Marti Peterson's Just 4 Me Pediatric dental team to provide free dental care to in-need children from Erie and Niagara County as part of the American Dental Association-sponsored Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, Feb. 3 (8 a.m. to noon), at ECC's North Campus Dental Hygiene Clinic, 6205 Main St., Williamsville.
Poloncarz, Hogues honor Louise Smith as December Senior of the Month
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues, members of the Erie County Senior Services department, and enthusiastic seniors at the Town of Aurora Senior Center to honor Louise Smith as Erie County's "Senior of the Month" for December.
Green Bay Packers visit Detroit Lions in battle for NFC North title on New Year's Day
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:30 pm
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" continues this week with #Game256, a battle for the NFC North division title, as the Green Bay Packers (9-6) visit the Detroit Lions (9-6) on New Year's Day at Ford Field in Detroit. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service suggests 3 important financial resolutions for 2017
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:30 pm
Consumer Credit Counseling Service is sharing some advice for consumers who are facing another new year with budget and debt concerns. A recent survey by Fidelity Investments revealed more than a third of Americans intend to make a financial resolution for 2017.