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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.
Can You Help: 'Hope for the Care and Research of Neurofibromatosis'
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The Napier family of Lewiston is hosting a fundraiser, "Hope for the Care and Research of Neurofibromatosis," starting at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 17, at Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Blvd., Niagara Falls. Proceeds will benefit Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo in its ongoing research.
DEC comment period on CWM expansion underway
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
Monday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation made its long-awaited announcement that a notice of application for CWM Chemical Services LLC's planned expansion at the company's Balmer Road hazardous waste landfill is now complete and a comment period is underway.
Chamber Awards Gala: Great Lakes Real Estate Inc., Brett's Tent & Awning recognized
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala this Friday, May 16, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Obit: Charles H. Meyer Jr.
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
Grand Island resident Charles H. Meyer Jr. entered into rest May 3, 2014.
Stefanski - Burchfield wed
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
Jennifer Stefanski and Erich Burchfield, both of Los Angeles, exchanged vows Sept. 21, 2013, at The Canfield Presbyterian Church in Canfield, Ohio. The Rev. Larry Bowald officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at the Youngstown Country Club in Youngstown, Ohio.
Stella Niagara presents musical 'Godspell, Jr.'
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:15 am
The drama club of Stella Niagara Education Park will present "Godspell, Jr." on Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital/St. Francis Guild Scholarship awarded
Sat, May 10th 2014 08:00 am
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital presented one of its annual scholarships to a hospital employee who is furthering her education in nursing. This year's recipient was Christa Bax, left, who is a student at Niagara County Community College.
Higgins congratulates WNY high school students selected to participate in Congressional Science Fair
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor Thursday to congratulate Seamus Degan, Rex Herzberg and Hakeem Salem, City Honors High School students who were chosen to present their research projects at the Congressional Science Fair, hosted in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.
Grisanti names Cindy Abbott Letro 2014 'Woman of Distinction'
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Cindy Abbott Letro will be honored in Albany Tuesday, May 13, as part of a ceremony that recognizes female residents of New York who were recognized as part of the state's celebration of Women's History Month.

Letro is committed to strengthening the fabric of the community through volunteerism, philanthropy and leadership. Lending her expertise developed over 25 years as a broadcast/marketing professional, Letro has helped a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations in the Buffalo/Niagara region raise millions of dollars.

Niagara Catholic cares for community
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
On Tuesday, May 6, students, faculty and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School volunteered throughout Niagara County as part of their annual "Day of Caring."
Niagara University, Niagara Catholic, Buffalo Diocese sign memorandum of understanding
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo held a signing ceremony Friday to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding.
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Santana headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests who will join hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan during the week of May 12-16.
Area police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
On Wednesday, May 14, law enforcement personnel who have died in the line of duty will be honored in an interfaith memorial service at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
Niagara Sunset Cruises bringing dining and sightseeing cruises to Lower Niagara River
Sat, May 10th 2014 06:00 am
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours announces a new offering on the Lower Niagara River. Niagara Sunset Cruises will run dining and sightseeing cruises aboard the Niagara Belle beginning July 1. The Niagara Queen will join the fleet in the spring of 2015.
Free breakfast for seniors
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:35 am
The 31st annual Roger W. Andrews Senior Citizen Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Niagara-Wheatfield High School cafeteria. The free event includes a free full breakfast, prizes, a geranium to every attendee, and a tribute to all veterans. All Niagara-Wheatfield area senior citizens 50 years and older are welcome.
NCCC commencement Saturday
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:35 am
President and General Manager of WGRZ-TV Jim Toellner will be the commencement speaker at Niagara County Community College's 50th commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the main gym on the Sanborn campus.
Mother's Day: The personal touch
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:30 am
Mother's Day is a perfect time to ask yourself how much you really know about your mother. It's a time to get to know the person that she is outside of her role as mother or wife.
Firehouse Subs celebrates opening
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:25 am
Firehouse Subs, a member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, held a grand opening ribbon-cutting with members of the chamber, elected officials, Fashion Outlets of Niagara staff and Niagara Active House Fire Co.
 


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