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'Niagara County Legislature feels a strong obligation to honor those who have defended our freedoms'
Fri, Aug 25th 2023 07:00 am
Over the last few years, I have often used this column to highlight the work Niagara County does to serve our veteran community.
Election 2023: Waechter announces run for Town of Lewiston Board
Fri, Aug 25th 2023 07:00 am
Sarah Roat Waechter of Lewiston is pleased to announce her candidacy for a seat on the Town of Lewiston Board. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Porter Board approves new local law on short-term rentals
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:35 pm
The Porter Town Board took action earlier this month to address the growing presence of short-term rental operations in the community.
Artpark: See Cirque performers suspended from hot-air balloon along Niagara Gorge
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:30 pm
Witness the insane acrobatics of France's Cirque Inextremiste as they burst onto the basket of a hot-air balloon during a tethered ride, knocking the skies off balance. Their clownish, tightrope-walking, quirky, fiery, spectacular and utterly crazy performance called "Exit" is this Sunday, Aug. 27 (8 p.m.), in the Artpark lower park (near South Fourth Street).
Paper-shredding event this Saturday at Pendleton Town Hall
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi announced there will be a paper-shredding event from 9-11 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 26, at Pendleton Town Hall. The event is open to all Niagara County residents; no registration is required.
40 P-TECH students complete career-readiness internship with New York Power Authority
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:10 pm
Forty Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) interns got a head start on their career plans this summer by working alongside New York Power Authority employees on a series of energy projects that will benefit the utility industry.
Old Fort Niagara presents '1812: The Forgotten War' on Labor Day weekend
Wed, Aug 23rd 2023 11:25 am
On Labor Day weekend, "Old Fort Niagara presents 1812: The Forgotten War," a living history program about the fort's role in the War of 1812. Special programs include early 19th century soldier life, an 1812 field surgeon, military music, blacksmithing, laundry, dress-making and tailoring, silversmithing, cooking and foodways, children's games, musket and artillery firings and tactical demonstrations.
Niagara County announces upcoming road closures
Wed, Aug 23rd 2023 11:00 am
Niagara County Legislature Will Collins, chairman of the infrastructure committee, today announced three upcoming road closures as the Department of Public Works undertakes several culvert replacement projects this fall. The three culvert replacements were bid as one project, with Edbauer Construction submitting the lowest bid.
Hefferon named deputy commander of Niagara Falls-based 107th Attack Wing
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 01:20 pm
New York Air National Guard Col. Steven Hefferon, a Wilson resident, has been named deputy commander of the 107th Attack Wing, which is based at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Runway safety meetings scheduled at approximately 90 airports
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:55 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration will hold runway safety meetings at approximately 90 airports between now and the end of September. One will take place at the Niagara Falls International Airport.
Lewiston Presbyterian Church to present jazz service
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:50 pm
The First "Jazzyterian" Church of Lewiston is offering a jazz worship service at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, as part of Jazz Festival weekend.
HUD: $3.3 million to protect families from lead, other home health & safety hazards in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:50 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $140 million to 36 state and local government agencies in 19 states to protect children and families from lead-based paint hazards and other home health hazards.
Niagara University disability awareness training director presents at international conference
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:50 pm
David Whalen, Niagara University's first/emergency responder disability awareness training project director and ADA coordinator, was a featured presenter at Crisis Intervention Team International's annual conference, "Improving Crisis Response Systems," Aug. 14-16 in Detroit. This was the third consecutive year Whalen presented at this conference.
Village of Lewiston tables Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours docking system proposal, as trustees look to renegotiate
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 09:15 am
No decision was made Monday on a proposal from Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours President John Kinney to install a new docking system on the south waterfront seawall adjacent to his company's staging area. Upon hearing from residents and boaters - and deciding it's time to review WJBT's existing contract - the Village of Lewiston Board, instead, opted to table.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center welcomes John H. Lopez as executive director of outpatient services
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 02:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced John H. Lopez has joined the hospital as executive director of outpatient services.
Niagara Cancer Survivors prepare for 'RockOut Cancer' with help from Historic Lewiston Chapter of American Wine Society
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 12:55 pm
The sixth "Rock Out Cancer" event is less than a month away, and plans are coming together for the annual event, hosted by Niagara Cancer Survivors. The day is filled with food, basket raffles and 50/50 split draws. This year, the Buffalo Bills vs. Las Vegas Raiders game will be televised on all TVs and, at the end of the game, an 85-inch TCL Roku Smart TV will be amongst the raffle prizes awarded.
Jazz Festival scholarship winner announced
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:15 am
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors announced Benjamin Mekinulov as the recipient of the 2023 Carol Calato Jazz Scholarship.
2023 Mason FOREVER Foundation scholarship winners announced
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:15 am
The Mason FOREVER Foundation has announced its scholarship winners for 2023:
'Big R': Ron Martin Memorial Summer Nationals, Mike Bonesky Memorial
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:10 am
One of the most anticipated races of the season is this coming Tuesday at the Ransomville Speedway as the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series will be in competition for the Ron Martin Memorial Summer Nationals, and the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series will be in action for the third annual Mike Bonesky Memorial. Both races are in honor and memory of two individuals who dedicated their lives to racing and the Ransomville Speedway.
Saturday morning shooting in Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:10 am
On Saturday morning at approximately 4:20 a.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to a shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Fourth Street. Two adult males were transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in private vehicles suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other victim was stabilized and transported to ECMC where he is in critical condition.
Respite available for moms
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 07:00 am
The Women's Respite Program, a nonprofit organization under the Francis Center umbrella, will host a weekend just for moms with kids on the autism spectrum. The event will take place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
Silver anniversary: 25th annual 'Kidz 'N' Kites' set for Sept. 16
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Youth Bureau and Niagara County Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the 25th annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" event to take place on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Benny Benack III, SOMETHING ELSE! to shine on main stage at 2023 Northwest Jazz Festival
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 07:00 am
An exceptional level of talent featuring jazz all-stars and rising stars will grace the stage on Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26, at the 2023 Northwest Jazz Festival. Headlining performances include the United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Band, the Benny Benack III Quartet, and, on Saturday, experience the highly anticipated festival appearance of the supergroup SOMETHING ELSE!
Niagara County: Seaman announces Kia conviction
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 06:00 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced that a self-proclaimed member of the "Kia Boys" has been sentenced to spend the next three to nine years in State Prison.
Troop 829 members enjoy thrills of whitewater rafting
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 12:25 pm
Members of Youngstown Boy Scout Troop 829 participated in an exciting whitewater rafting adventure down the Black River in Watertown this summer.
Frontier House windows are as approved
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:20 am
Windows recently installed at the Frontier House are per specification, Loretta Frankovitch said Monday.
'4 U 2 Learn' at Lewiston Public Library
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:20 am
Artist Susan Geissler recently gifted a pair of custom-built "alphabet blocks" to the Children's Room at the Lewiston Public Library. As viewers circle the blocks, the message "4 U 2 Learn" can be viewed.
CENTER EAT: Brickyard wins Best BBQ for second year; BBC focusing on banquets
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:00 am
Over the course of its first two decades in Lewiston, about the only thing that's changed at the Brickyard Pub & BBQ is the location of the bar.
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 18, 2023
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 10:50 am
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 18, 2023
NCDOH offers free chronic pain self-management workshop in North Tonawanda
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:05 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free chronic pain self-management workshop. The six-week series starts Sept. 8, and is scheduled for 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays at the North Tonawanda Library, 505 Meadow Drive.
Niagara County Department of Health joins cooperative effort to wipe out terrestrial rabies
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:05 am
The Niagara County Department of Health environmental division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine.
'Lewiston Jeopardy': Frontier House revival is focus of this year's history awards
Thu, Aug 17th 2023 07:00 am
The revival and restoration of Lewiston's iconic landmark, the Frontier House, is the focus of this year's awards, which will be presented by the Historical Association at the annual "Lewiston Jeopardy" fundraiser.
Markiewicz named president & CEO of Catholic Health; Sullivan steps down after 30-year career
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 05:30 pm
Catholic Health announced Mark Sullivan has decided to step down as president and CEO on Aug. 31 after a 30-year career with the health system. Monsignor Robert E. Zapfel, chair of Catholic Health's Corporate Members and Sponsors Council, also announced the appointment of Joyce Markiewicz, the system's executive vice president and chief business development officer, to succeed Sullivan as president and CEO.
'The Voice' finalist Ian Flanigan to open for Parker McCollum at Artpark
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 04:30 pm
Country music singer/songwriter and "The Voice" season 19 finalist Ian Flanigan is excited to return to his roots in upstate New York where he will open for Parker McCollum and Larry Fleet. He takes the stage Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston, and Saturday at St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse.
Roswell Park Care Network expands in northern Erie, Niagara counties
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 02:45 pm
The Roswell Park Care Network announced new locations, care providers and services as part of ongoing growth and expansion. A press release stated, "The Care Network was established in 2019 to expand convenient access to cancer treatment and services guided by experts at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center."
History Center to offer 'Cemetery Tales' at Glenwood Cemetery
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 12:00 pm
Niagara History Center's "Step Back in Time Players" will portray some of the historic persons who are buried in Lockport's Glenwood Cemetery on Sunday, Aug. 20.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 11:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The six-week course is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays, beginning Sept. 8, at the North Tonawanda Public Library.
Lockport CARES chicken BBQ
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 07:00 am
Lockport CARES will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at 555 Davison Road, Lockport. The cost is $15.
'Big R': Southern Ontario Sprints headline Friday night show
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
Ransomville Speedway will see the anticipated return of the Southern Ontario Sprints this coming Friday night, with support from Beyer Trucking, Parco Builders and Clark Rigging. The racing program features the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
Calling all gardeners: Concert at 'Gardens of Compassion' to combine gardens, gratitude & 'Grassroots Gamelan Music Series'
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:25 pm
Community Missions invites the public to a free concert at its "Gardens of Compassion" community space on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls. This event is rain or shine, and refreshments will be provided.

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