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'MasterChef': And the winner is ... Courtney
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 11:25 pm
Tonight, season five of "MasterChef" came to an unforgettable conclusion as host, executive producer and judge Gordon Ramsay and fellow judges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot named ...
CiCi's garden unveiled
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:55 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club held a dedication ceremony for a garden honoring the late CiCi Soluri, wife of former Mayor Richard Soluri. The garden is located in front of Mangia Café and Bakery, at the corner of Center and South Sixth streets.
Cuomo announces nine awards for outstanding performers in energy efficiency
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced seven public entities and two individuals in health, transportation and higher education from across New York will be honored with the first BuildSmart NY Awards.
Higgins fights to save child care services at Buffalo VA
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is fighting to block the closing of Kids Korner, a center that provides free child care services for eligible veterans utilizing services and attending appointments at the VA Western New York Healthcare center in Buffalo.
Hunters encouraged to apply early for deer management permits
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
The Department of Environmental Conservation reminds hunters to apply for deer management permits this week, ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline.
McDonald's perks up Buffalo with free coffee
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
McDonald's has announced a second national free coffee event, an opportunity for even more coffee lovers to enjoy a freshly brewed McCafé coffee. Beginning tomorrow, guests can get a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald's restaurants across the country.
Office of Mental Health: More than $199,000 in new funding for Orleans and Niagara counties
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health, in accordance with the 2014-15 enacted state budget, has allocated $199,030 for the expansion of crisis services in Orleans and Niagara counties.
AAA announces new partnerships, more savings with local auto repair facilities
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has announced details of a renewed partnership with more than 80 auto repair facilities participating in the AAA Approved Auto Repair program. AAA's AAR program offers members a way to identify reliable repair shops they can trust.

Starting this month, local AAR locations will offer new and improved standard discounts and benefits to AAA members, including: a 10 percent discount on repair labor; a two-year/24,000-mile guarantee on parts and labor; a free multi-point inspection; preliminary diagnosis within one hour of tow arrival; and member-preferred pricing on select maintenance services.

'Friends': 'The One with the Free Trip to New York City'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:00 pm
What better way for fans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of "Friends" than with their own friends on a free trip to New York City - including a visit to the Central Perk pop-up shop?
Dancing the night away
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:20 pm
Lewiston Senior Center attendees had a great time at their recent fall dance. (photo by Don Butkuss)
Niagara Arts Guild hosts fall art show
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
The Niagara Arts Guild will hold its fall art show at the Lockside Art Center (Lock View Plaza), 21-41 Main St., Lockport (take the elevator to Suite 208). The show will open Sunday, Sept. 28, with an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. The show will run through Saturday, Oct. 25. Hours of operation are noon until 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Kaleida Health to host 'Heart to Heart' seminar
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
Kaleida Health's "HeartCaring" program will sponsor a "Heart to Heart" community seminar and screening event Thursday. The program, which focuses on peripheral artery disease, will take place at 6 p.m. in Swift Auditorium at Buffalo General Medical Center.
NOTL Rotary donates times, talents
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club was on site at the Terry Fox Run in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Sunday cooking hot dogs and hamburgers to raise funds to support cancer research.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosts 'CardioCraze'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its fifth annual "CardioCraze" wellness walk through Artpark and the Village of Lewiston.
Free concerts for October presented by UB music department
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 12:45 pm
The free concerts presented by the University at Buffalo Music Department are an opportunity to hear unique music at no cost.
Historic Riviera Theatre announces 'Tribute to The Aud Concert Series'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 12:45 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the 2014-15 "Tribute to The Aud Concert Series." Celebrate the memories and relive the past glory days of '70s and '80s rock concerts at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, aka "The Aud."
PRSA Buffalo Niagara presents: 'Charting Career Advancement: Public Relations Certifications or Continuing Education'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will present "Charting Career Advancement: Public Relations Certifications or Continuing Education."
NU Theatre presents unflinching drama 'The Wrestling Season'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 12:40 pm
Niagara University Theatre kicks off its 51st season of productions with "The Wrestling Season," by Laurie Brooks, on stage at the Leary Theatre Oct. 16-20.
Miss America 2015 crowned in Atlantic City
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 12:00 pm
Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, was crowned Miss America 2015 Sunday from Atlantic City's famed Boardwalk Hall. The final night of the 2015 Miss America Competition was broadcast live on ABC.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.