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Food Network explores how the mind thinks about food on new series 'Hungry Games'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 10:55 am
Ever wonder why ice cream is so deliciously addictive, or why it makes our brain freeze when we eat it too quickly? Or why a menu item can sound so irresistibly good that you just have to order it? Chef Richard Blais reveals how you taste, choose and crave favorite foods on his new series "Hungry Games," premiering Monday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network.
Community forum Sept. 18 at NCCC
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 07:00 am
"The Niagara County Solutions Forum: On-ramps to Success" will bring together residents, local funders, as well as business and civic leaders on Sept. 18 at Niagara County Community College to discuss the connection between educational preparation and workforce outcomes.
'MasterChef': Judges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot talk finale, season's biggest surprise
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 11:35 am
Three of the top "MasterChef" home cooks of all time will compete Monday for a shot at the title, a trophy, a book deal and $250,000.

"I think you have a divergent group of people from different walks of life," judge Joe Bastianich said.

Fellow judge Graham Elliot said, "It comes down to simply cooking and also how you play the game."

Ceretto announces free informational meeting on sewage sludge
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 10:55 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced a free informational meeting for the public regarding the effects of sewage sludge on public health will be held tomorrow. Sponsored by the Western New York Sludge Free Alliance, the event will be held at 1 p.m. at Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls.
Sandy Hays Mies steps down from Jazz Festival leadership
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:50 am
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc., has reported Sandy Hays Mies stepped down as executive director of the organization.
Stella Niagara students take science projects to New York State Fair
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:15 am
Stella Niagara Education Park sixth grade students Lucy Ebbole and Ella Colbus entered their science fair projects in the Niagara County Fair held July 30 through Aug. 3. They both received blue ribbons for their projects and were recommended for the New York State Fair, which was held in Syracuse in early September.
Pink for breast cancer
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:10 am
United Materials presented its pink concrete truck for breast cancer awareness at its company headquarters on Forest Parkway in Wheatfield Sept. 4. The truck also was part of the Niagara County Peach Festival Parade last weekend.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes baby snow monkey
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:10 am
The Buffalo Zoo's latest addition, a baby Japanese macaque, is now on exhibit at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave.
Gypsies haunt Lewiston's Marble Orchard again
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:00 am
Macy Boswell, Lewiston's gypsy queen of long ago, didn't join the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks last year.

Last Saturday, she was back in a special appearance to reintroduce the gypsy spirit at the Lewiston Cemetery next to First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston in the person of her grandson, Maxime Alexandrovich Belov.

First year of empty returns yields a boom in Ransomville
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
Ransomville's Porter Empty Return Center recently marked its one-year anniversary. Owner Doug Adamson has grown his business by giving back.
YBPA meeting informative, predominantly positive
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association met Tuesday evening in the Officer's Club at Old Fort Niagara. YBPA President Cheryl Butera and Secretary and Standing Treasurer Mark Butera ran the well-attended gathering of business owners.
HAL presents 'De-Mystifying The Upper Landing'
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
The Old Stone Chimney, the oldest stone structure on the upper lakes, marked the southern end of the Niagara Portage. Lewistonians know the legacy of the Portage and the Lower Landing as well as anyone, yet the Old Stone Chimney, virtually hidden since 1962, is shrouded in mystery.
Mark Daul: Sounds of the house cricket
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
I have an interest in all things crickets. Ridiculous? Yes.

I had already formed a different story for the Sentinel in my head on Monday of this week, and it was (is) a good one. But, I poked my head outside the back door and all I could hear was the serenade of crickets.

Rosary Crusade at shrine Sept. 21
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
The 34th annual Rosary Crusade for World Peace will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine at 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
Modern Disposal celebrates 50th
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:50 am
On Saturday, Sept. 20, Modern Disposal Services will hold an open house, welcoming the community to learn more about its landfill, disposal and recycling operations.
Ahlas running for spot on Lewiston Town Board
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:50 am
Keith "Casey" Ahlas, an analyst at a customs brokerage, is seeking a seat on the Lewiston Town Board. He has the endorsement of the Town of Lewiston Democratic Committee.
Come fly a kite
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:50 am
The annual Kidz 'n' Kites event is scheduled for this Saturday at the Town of Niagara Veteran's Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road, across from Town Hall.
Sulaiman welcomes new patients
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:50 am
Dr. Rosalind Nolan Sulaiman, an experienced physician specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics, has recently joined forces with the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Dr. Willard Ruth, a respected physician with more than 30 years experience. She is currently accepting new patients at the Grand Island Family Practice.
NOCO supports Hospice Foundation
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
NOCO Express stores, its customers, and employees recently raised a total of $13,334 to support the Hospice Foundation of Western New York by selling paper sunflowers for $1 each at all of NOCO Express' 36 locations.
Drive thru for chicken
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
A Chiavetta's chicken barbecue drive-thru with take-out only will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Calling all artists to YMCA Turkey Trot T-shirt design
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has launched the third annual YMCA Turkey Trot T-Shirt Design Contest for the 119th running of the race.
Meeting set on Cobblestone Creek
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
With protests by residents near the proposed Cobblestone Creek development off Errick Road growing, the developer Rosal Homes has asked for a public information meeting.
Become famous at Starpoint
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
The Starpoint Central School District is accepting nominations for both the Academic Wall of Fame and Sports Wall of Fame for the 2014-15 school year.
Mother files grievance over sports accommodations for students with disabilities
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
A Town of Niagara mother has filed a grievance with the Niagara-Wheatfield School District over alleged discrimination against her son, a child with a disability.
Hearing set on removal of Love Canal waste
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:40 am
The State Department of Environmental Conservation will conduct a public availability session on Sept. 29 in Wheatfield on cleanup of old Love Canal material found at an inactive dumpsite off Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Picnic with Faith Community
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:00 am
Faith Community Church is hosting its annual picnic from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, on its grounds at 3520 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Tom Bergeron, Lara Spencer, Ali Larter and Craig Ferguson stop by 'The Chew'
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
It's a star-studded week of guests at ABC's "The Chew" when Tom Bergeron (ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"); Lara Spencer ("ABC's "Good Morning America"); Ali Larter ("Legends") and Craig Ferguson ("The Late Show with Craig Ferguson) stop by to cook up some fun in the kitchen.
Sabres: Season kick-off luncheon announced
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's season kick-off luncheon will take place in October. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Niagara County Community College announces scholarship gala co-chairs
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
NCCC Foundation board of directors member and president of DiCamillo Bakery, David DiCamillo and his wife, Monica, have been named the co-chairs of the 24th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show comes to Buffalo
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents The Australian Pink Floyd Show Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
Individual tickets for Sabres' 2014-15 season on sale tomorrow
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
Individual tickets for the Buffalo Sabres' 2014-15 season will go on sale to the general public tomorrow at 9 a.m.
Lorrie Morgan, Deana Martin celebrate the holidays at Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos will get in the holiday spirit with five days of holiday concerts at each of its events centers this December. And with tickets starting at $10, the performances will not only be festive, but also very affordable.
BRI-NK Foundation lecture on Terrapin Tower
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
BRI-NK Foundation will present a lecture on Terrapin Tower - a 19th century monument - at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Earl Bridges Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls (second floor auditorium).
'Dancing with the Stars' returns with special two-night premiere
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" is back with an all-new celebrity cast and fresh show format. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere Monday and a one-hour episode Tuesday.
Welcome to Lewiston, Ever After
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique owner Jamie Symmonds, who recently opened Ever After Consignment Boutique at 402 Center St. (Grandpaws Pet Emporium Plaza).
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara's 'Glean Team' strikes again
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:05 pm
Conditions were ideal for Plentiful Partnership of Niagara, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, to field glean at Tom Tower's Farm. Fifty-five bushels of tomatoes (2,750 pounds) were gleaned (picked) by 21 "Glean Team" volunteers and distributed by Plentiful Partnership of Niagara to area food pantries and soup kitchens.
Hospice 'Remembrance Celebration' slated for Sept. 25
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
Niagara Hospice families, volunteers and staff will remember those they have served with a very special "Remembrance Celebration" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. The event will be held in memory of Niagara Hospice patients who passed from July 1-Dec. 31, 2013.
Announcing 'AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge'
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way and Hack Upstate partner with AT&T to launch contest challenging developers to create smartphone apps that will serve the community.
Buffalo: First Niagara provides $12 million in financing for Apartments @ the Hub
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
First Niagara Financial Group will provide $12 million in financing through a $7.2 million construction loan and $4.8 million historic tax credit equity investment for Schneider Development's latest residential real estate project, Apartments @ the Hub.
Niagara University launching poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
Niagara University is launching a poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program that aims to address some of the most significant problems facing Niagara Falls-area residents.