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Land Conservancy to present findings from Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:50 pm
On Wednesday, May 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Western New York Land Conservancy will present findings from the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project at the Pekin Fire Hall located at 3024 Upper Mountain Road in Sanborn.
Rodden rips record
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
Penny Rodden of Niagara Falls took first-place honors recently at the RPS Spring Supremacy Powerlifting Championship held in Rochester.
RiffTrax takes a comedy bite out of Syfy's global cult sensation in 'RiffTrax Live: Sharknado'
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
Just when you thought "Sharknado," a movie about mega-cyclones sucking up sharks from the ocean and hurling them onto land, couldn't get any more absurd, the stars of RiffTrax have blown those expectations right out of the water and created a perfect storm of funny.
DiNapoli expands anti-corruption initiative
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced he expanded his anti-public corruption initiative and created a new division of investigations to build on efforts that resulted in 30 arrests and the restitution of $3 million last year. Deputy Comptroller and Counsel for Investigations Nelson Sheingold will head the division.
Citi to present exclusive Soundgarden show June 2 celebrating 20th anniversary of 'Superunknown' album
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
Citi has announced an exclusive Soundgarden concert available only to Citi cardmembers on June 2 at Webster Hall in New York City. The show will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's award-winning album "Superunknown," and marks the second time in its career the band has performed the album from beginning to end.
Four NU professors collaborate to publish manuscript on poverty assessment and tracking
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:05 pm
A study performed by four Niagara University professors regarding undergraduate students' perceptions of those living in poverty has been published in the Journal of Research on Social Work Practice.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces inaugural 'Spark' cultural awards
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced details of its inaugural "Spark" Cultural Awards. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place Wednesday, June 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hotel@The Lafayette.
Gov. Cuomo announces nearly $9 million in funding awards for Niagara Falls State Parks projects
Tue, May 13th 2014 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $9 million in funding awards for two restoration projects at Niagara Falls State Park that underscore the progress being made in support of the Niagara River Greenway as well as the continuing revitalization of the New York state park system.
Empire State Development announces $4.4 million for projects spurring economic opportunity across New York
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Empire State Development's board of directors has approved more than $4.4 million to support six economic development projects in the Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, North Country and New York City regions. The funding will leverage more than $5.6 million in private and additional public investments to support businesses, improve important infrastructure and lay the groundwork for future economic growth and job creation.
Ceretto joins Cuomo to announce Western New York job recruitment
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday to announce an upcoming job recruitment event for people who are looking for work. The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will hold a job recruitment seminar in Williamsville on May 15. The event will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Williamsville Career Center at 4175 Transit Road in the Transitown Plaza.
Heart of Niagara's 'Cruisin' On The Canal' welcomes additional sponsors
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue recently secured additional sponsors for its "Cruisin On The Canal" fundraiser planned for Saturday, June 14.
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center hosts free hearing screens in May
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
May is Better Hearing & Speech Month across the U.S. Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the professional treatment available.
The Band Perry premieres video for 'Chainsaw' across CMT, Clear Channel, Vevo
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Republic Nashville's award-winning group The Band Perry is premiering the video for their riotous top 15-and-rising new single "Chainsaw" today across CMT, Clear Channel and Vevo online.
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center recognized by Niagara River Lodge Masons
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Lodge Masons recently presented the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center with a Community Award of $500.
Canalside hosts opportunity to join in an aerial photo
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
Canalside is giving Western New Yorkers the opportunity to show their "Buffalove," as they join together for a unique aerial photo Friday, June 13, beginning at noon sharp.
Golf tournament to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 30th annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament is taking place Monday, June 9, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown. All proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Niagara County.
Application deadline is Thursday for Sass nursing scholarship
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The application deadline is Thursday (May 15) for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Schoellkopf administrators credit staff's efforts for five-star rating
Mon, May 12th 2014 05:05 pm
Administrators at the Schoellkopf Health Center are giving kudos to the center's staff following their recent attainment of a five-star quality rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Record overnight rating for Premier League 'Championship Sunday' on NBCUniversal networks
Mon, May 12th 2014 05:05 pm
NBCUniversal scored a ratings record for its unprecedented "Championship Sunday" programming featuring all 10 Premier League matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on the season's final day. In addition, Spanish-language networks Telemundo and mun2 each televised one match.
Chamber Gala sponsors
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:25 am
The annual Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala is Friday.

Shown from left to right are the 2014 Chamber Gala sponsors.

Visit the Sentinel page for profiles on all of this year's honorees.

Grisanti bill establishes green development home tax exemption for Erie County
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:25 am
On Saturday, New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced the passage of a bill that establishes a green development home tax exemption for local property owners, making an amendment of the state's real property tax law for property located within Erie County.
Open auditions for Theatre in the Mist's fall musical 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:25 am
Theatre in the Mist will hold auditions for its fall musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," on Tuesday, June 10, and Wednesday, June 11.
NU Theatre presents free children's production, 'Devon's Hurt'
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
From July 24 through Aug. 2, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging and timely theater for young audiences productions with "Devon's Hurt," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
NU Theatre presents free children's stories this summer at Leary Theatre and Artpark
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
This summer, Niagara University Theatre's 38-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues. Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse. And Alexander, as usual is having a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Pierre just doesn't care!
Historic Riviera Theatre announces new membership benefits
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society Inc. announce new annual Riv membership benefits. They include:
UB Dental cuts the ribbon as partner in Erie County Health Mall
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
Residents of an East Side Buffalo neighborhood who have been without a local source for primary or dental care since 2009 now have both, thanks to services being provided in the new Erie County Health Mall.
Explore & More's fifth annual 'Touch-A-Truck' expected to draw thousands
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
Explore & More once again invites children and families to put their imaginations in gear and go to the fifth annual "Touch-A-Truck."
Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo holds Walk for Kidneys/Tim Oehmler Memorial 5K Run
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:00 am
The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo will hold its 2014 Walk for Kidneys/Tim Oehmler Memorial 5K Run Sunday, June 15, at Delaware Park in Buffalo.
Is Lewiston at risk?
Sat, May 10th 2014 11:00 am
Lewiston business owners fear their prime season could be in jeopardy this year.

As spring turns to summer and warm weather takes hold, Lewiston turns on its tourist magnet, with weekly concerts, monthly festivals and outdoor events. This year, however, the thruway to and from the village is under construction, which will delay visitors from coming and going - and could persuade them not to make a trip in the first place.

Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union provides scholarships to 10 high school student members
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:50 am
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Lockport, has announced its award of scholarships to 10 high school student members of the credit union in the amount of $350 each.
Old Fort Niagara honors military on Armed Forces Day
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:50 am
Old Fort Niagara will honor active duty military and veterans on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17, by offering free family admission to anyone who has served in the armed forces, past or present. The fort will present several special programs during the day, including musket and cannon firings and blacksmithing demonstrations.
OUN still in hunt for Green America Award
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:45 am
Good news for Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara: The local community gardening program won last week's vote in the Green America Awards competition, which means OUN is still in the running for a 2014 Green America Award.
Ransomville Speedway loses another one to Mother Nature
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:45 am
A heavy rainstorm moved in at 5 p.m. Friday, forcing Ransomville Speedway officials to cancel the racing program slated for the night.
Above and Beyond: Fire company recruiting challenges met
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:35 am
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Matt Osinski notes volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention has consistently been given "top priority" by the GIFC, and the results speak for themselves.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for May 2, 2014
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:35 am
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 176 calls from April 19 to 25. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island. Deputies responded to 14 burglary false alarm calls and six fire alarms during the dates of this report.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for May 2, 2014
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:35 am
The following incidents occurred from April 21 to April 27, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 24 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 448 calls so far this year.
Bottle Junction celebrates ribbon-cutting on Grand Island
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:35 am
Bottle Junction co-owner Ray Pabon watches as a customer returns 519 plastic and glass bottles and aluminum cans and then walks out the door $25.95 richer than when he walked in just minutes before.
Erie County/Town of Grand Island: Town welcomes furniture from county surplus warehouse
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:35 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick and Town Supervisor Mary Cooke have announced a partnership to outfit town offices with furniture from the county's surplus warehouse.
Villages of Lewiston, Youngstown work to keep dream alive
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The latest example of "shared services" between Lewiston and Youngstown came to be this week when the Dory Trading Post on Main Street moved on acquiring a number of bikes that formerly were a part of the Village of Lewiston.
 


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