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Ludacris to host 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
dick clark productions and Billboard have announced Grammy Award-winning recording artist and actor Ludacris will host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
NY Sea Grant offers clean and safe boating tips with 2014 'Water Mouse' exhibit
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
New York Sea Grant shares clean and safe boating tips as the new "Discover Clean & Safe Boating" educational vessel travels to venues throughout upstate New York through the 2014 boating season. The top 10 list of tips from New York Sea Grant is designed to help boaters be safe, environmentally friendly and legal on New York's recreational waters:
Katey Sagal concert and 'Sons of Anarchy' event at Seneca Allegany cancelled
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel regrets to announce the Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers concert on Friday, May 30, as well as the "Sons of Anarchy" Q&A session on Saturday, May 31, are cancelled due to schedule conflicts with the performers.
Lewiston Community Lions receive beautification grant
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston Community Lions Club member Lori Caso, public affairs spokeswoman for Waste Management, presented Lion's Club President Ron Craft a check for a Waste Management/Keep America Beautiful grant. The money will assist the Lions Club in cleanup and beautification efforts in the Lewiston/Sanborn community.
Cancer survivor Wasserman Schultz joins Higgins, Roswell Park to highlight progress, next steps in cancer prevention, treatment
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:30 pm
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and WNY Congressman Brian Higgins recognized National Women's Health Week with a tour of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Center for Personalized Medicine and a discussion about the future of cancer treatment and prevention.
'Vines & Wines' to benefit OUN
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Tickets are now on sale for the May 21 event "Vines & Wines" to benefit the horticulture program and its participants with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will visit Pet Supplies Plus Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Meet adoptable dogs Loree and Joey. Photos and information on these and all their animals are available online at www.heartofniagara.org.
Niagara University: 26 inducted into Sigma Alpha Sigma honor society
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Sigma Alpha Sigma, the undergraduate honor society of Niagara University, inducted new members during its 81st annual tapping ceremony on April 26 at the Castellani Art Museum.
Higgins welcomes GSA initiative on reuse of Dillon Courthouse
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed an announcement by the U.S. General Services Administration that it is issuing a "request for information" seeking ideas for the reuse of the Dillon Courthouse building, which sits vacant along Niagara Square in Buffalo.
Higgins comments on importance of strong federal commitment to infrastructure investment
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
President Barack Obama is scheduled to give remarks on infrastructure at the Tappan Zee Bridge. Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response:
LCA spring spruce-up
Wed, May 14th 2014 07:00 am
The walkway entrance to the offices of the Lewiston Council on the Arts on Ridge Street recently received a brand-new look. Beau Enterprises of Ransomville and the Village of Lewiston partnered to sponsor the renovation of the walkway with pavers that complement the heritage stones in the historic Lewiston Peace Garden.
Dan Kelly updates Bob Koshinski and 'All Sports WNY' on Jim Kelly
Tue, May 13th 2014 05:00 pm
Bob Koshinski welcomed Dan Kelly, vice chairman of the Kelly for Kids Foundation, and brother of Buffalo's Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, to "All Sports WNY" on WBBZ-TV Tuesday.
Sibling athletes from Wilson find success in lacrosse
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:50 pm
Elizabeth Keefer, a senior at Wilson Central High School, has signed with Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester and will receive a scholarship to play women's lacrosse. Steven, her brother, is also on a lacrosse scholarship to Roberts Wesleyan College.

Elizabeth comes from a lacrosse-playing family and has played the past four years for the Newfane Panthers girls club lacrosse team (Wilson does not have a girls team). Prior to that, she played lacrosse in the N.W.A.A. youth program. Elizabeth will be first student from Wilson to play NCAA Division II women's lacrosse.

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."
 


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