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NACC Artists and Friends Exhibition opens Dec. 5
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center invites you to check out a wide array of holiday gift ideas at its Artists and Friends Exhibition, Saturday Dec. 5, to Sunday Jan. 10, at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
New Directions launches 'Save a Christmas' program for holiday season
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
New Directions Youth and Family Services has launched its 2015 "Save a Christmas" program, an annual drive providing holiday gifts to low-income or single-parent families served by New Directions' community-based programs through individual gift donations or family sponsorships.
Old Fort Niagara will deck its halls for 'Castle by Candlelight' Dec. 5, 12
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
On two chilly December evenings, Old Fort Niagara will open its doors and warmly welcome visitors to a candlelit and festively decorated French Castle for its annual "Castle by Candlelight" fundraiser, which benefits its educational programming.
Community Missions offers hope, help and opportunity
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:05 am
"Often times, when people come to us, they often have nowhere else to go," said Robyn L. Krueger, executive director of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. "We can offer people hope that their situation isn't totally without support; their situation can be helped and their situation has opportunity. So we help move them toward the goal that they have for themselves."
'Niagara Now' the place to be
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County's peak tourist season unofficially ended Labor Day weekend, and early reports point toward 2015 being the best year on record for the local travel industry.
Gateway Cities gear up for family festivities and shopping at Winter Walk
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:00 am
As shop owners across the nation prepare for the upcoming Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, merchants of the Tonawandas are working away on another holiday tradition.
Catholic Health makes $450,000 investment at Mount St. Mary's
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 05:30 pm
With its new affiliation just five months old, Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital have announced a major technology investment to enhance patient care and support nursing staff at the Lewiston hospital.
Town of Lewiston: Trane contesting election results
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 05:25 pm
As the Sentinel went to press Wednesday, it obtained paperwork from the Niagara County Clerk's Office indicating David Trane petitioned the State Supreme Court to recount all votes cast in the general election - including those disallowed during the counting of absentee and affidavit ballots.
Restaurateur Vincent 'Vince' Morreale passes
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 05:20 pm
Vincent "Vince" Morreale, 88, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
Hibbard's proprietor passes
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 05:20 pm
James M. Hibbard, age 83, of Lewiston, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, after a brief illness.
Carnegie Art Center is back, invites WNY to join in the arts
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 02:45 pm
Thanks to the combined efforts of the Tonawandas' Council on the Arts Inc., the Carnegie Art Center Artist Advisory Committee and the City of North Tonawanda, the Carnegie Art Center will soon open its doors again to the Western New York community, after undergoing extensive renovations.
'Dancing with the Stars': Everyone knows it's Bindi
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 01:15 pm
Bindi Irwin, whom judges loved and called the show's heart, and her partner, Derek Hough, won the Mirrorball Trophy on "Dancing with the Stars."
Who won 'Dancing with the Stars?'
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 01:00 pm
Bindi Irwin, whom judges loved and called the show's heart, and her partner, Derek Hough, won the Mirrorball Trophy on "Dancing with the Stars."
Festival of Lights begins in Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 01:00 pm
The public is invited to join in celebrating the kickoff to the holiday season as the Hyde Park Festival of Lights flip is switched on for the season.
NFL football: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Brock Osweiler, Brett Favre are main course this holiday week
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 01:00 pm
Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Brock Osweiler, and the return of Brett Favre to Lambeau Field, highlight two NFL games on NBC this holiday week.
Niagara Falls Public Library partners with Community Missions on 'Food for Fines' program
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 01:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Public Library has caught the holiday spirit, and is offering a fine forgiveness program to benefit Community Missions.
Music icon and animal activist Emmylou Harris to be honored on 'The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration'
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 08:00 am
"The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration," airing Thanksgiving night (8 p.m.) on FOX, will honor select organizations and everyday citizens who are on the frontline of the rescue movement by helping to save, care for and find loving homes for the more than 8 million animals that enter shelters each year.
NBC's 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' celebrates the music of the holidays live Wednesday, Dec. 2
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 08:00 am
NBC will celebrate the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree with "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" on Wednesday, Dec. 2 (8-9 p.m. ET).
Schneiderman issues consumer alert for Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 08:00 am
In advance of the holiday shopping season, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued tips for consumers who plan to shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
DEC announces $2 million grant program to help prevent spread of aquatic invasive species statewide
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 07:55 am
Two million dollars in grants are available to organizations for projects to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in New York's waterways, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced recently.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos serving up jobs in Niagara Falls and Buffalo
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 07:55 am
Seneca Resorts & Casinos will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, for candidates interested in exploring food and beverage opportunities at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation guarantees large 50/50 raffle prize at next two home games
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 07:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres Foundation announced there will be a guaranteed pot of $50,000 for the 50/50 raffle at each of the Sabres' next two home games, when the Sabres host the Nashville Predators tonight and the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.
Niagara University students collect winter items for Abate School families
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 07:55 am
More than 80 sets of winter clothing items collected by Niagara University students were delivered Tuesday to Harry F. Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls. The hats, gloves and scarves were collected by members of NU's Alpha Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education.
Ortt unveils 'Revitalize Niagara Plan'
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 04:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, unveiled a two-pronged plan called "Revitalize Niagara," which would ensure the host city and certain entities get their fair share of casino revenue, and would allocate a portion of funds for economic development and job creation.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra's new album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard rock chart
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:45 pm
"Letters from the Labyrinth" (Lava Records/Republic Records) - the new album from the critically acclaimed, multiplatinum-selling progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra - debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard rock album chart this week and No. 6 on the Billboard top albums. The album also charted at No. 7 on Billboard Top 200 chart.
ABC's No. 1 hit reality show, 'Dancing with the Stars,' returns for season 22 in March 2016
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:40 pm
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" will return for its 22nd season in 2016 on Monday, March 21 (8-10:01 p.m., ET).
Big Sugar show at The Rapids postponed
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:40 pm
Big Sugar was set to perform Wednesday, Nov. 25, inside The Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls. That show has been postponed.
Helping out at Heart, Love and Soul
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
With the holiday season upon us, things are in full swing at Heart, Love and Soul in Niagara Falls. The agency's Thanksgiving food drive will lead up to its Thanksgiving meal today.
Three more of Ortt's bills signed into law
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt announced three bills he introduced earlier this year have been signed into law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S4523A) that prevents Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority funds from being diverted, while S5061A is in relation to the North Tonawanda Firemen's Benevolent Association, and S3638A relates to those with intellectual-developmental disabilities.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria mall Nov. 28
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 .m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Walden Galleria mall (lower level in front of Williams Sonoma - Sears side), on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga.
Al Roker, Hoda Kotb welcome new year hosting NBC's live coverage of 127th Rose Parade
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
Al Roker, the weather anchor for NBC's "Today," and Hoda Kotb, co-host of "Today's" fourth hour, will ring in the new year co-hosting NBC's live, high-definition coverage of the 127th Rose Parade from Pasadena, California, on Friday, Jan. 1 (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET).
Working together
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
Recently, the Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, Lockport City School District, YWCA of the Niagara Frontier and the United Way of Greater Niagara/Martha Beeman Foundation partnered to provide a much-needed fence at the John Pound School in Lockport.
USDA food safety resources for Thanksgiving troubles
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 07:00 am
Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece - the turkey - is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many are not experienced at roasting one.
FASNY urges New Yorkers to have a happy, safe Thanksgiving
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 07:00 am
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires throughout the U.S., and Thanksgiving sees more such fires than any other day of the year.
RRG, community gives thanks to end of CWM hazardous waste landfilling
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 04:20 pm
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, members of Residents for Responsible Government gathered Monday at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in Lewiston to express their appreciation for the end of hazardous waste landfilling at CWM Chemical Waste Services LLC in Porter.
Cuomo announces next phase of multimillion-dollar transformation at Buffalo Harbor State Park
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the start of construction work on the small boat harbor breakwall and southern revetment, which is the next phase of the multimillion-dollar transformation of Buffalo Harbor State Park.
ABC, dick clark productions, Miss America Organization extend broadcast agreement of Miss America Competition
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:40 am
The ABC Television Network has extended the contract with dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization to air the Miss America Competition through 2018.
Sabres, Tops Friendly Markets, Entercom Buffalo partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets' drive
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will once again partner with Tops Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive Tuesday, Nov. 24, to benefit local food pantries.
Niagara University praised for bringing 'Help Me Grow' child development program to WNY
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:10 am
Shortly after Niagara University became the first higher education institution to serve as a Help Me Grow organizing entity, its College of Education was praised by program founder Dr. Paul Dworkin as an "inspiring example of strengthening town-gown ties in support of childhood system building."
ECHDC: The Ice at Canalside now open for the season
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:10 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today opened for the season The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.