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'About Boating Safety' classes offered
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
In preparation for the upcoming boating season, U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 3-1 will be offering a series of "About Boating Safety" one-day classes this spring and summer, taught by certified instructors. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 25, April 29, May 13, June 10 and July 15, in the Officers Club at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.
'A Taste of Jazz' to benefit festival
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
The popular "Jazz & Pasta" fundraiser is just around the corner - and has been expanded and renamed "A Taste of Jazz" for 2017.
Fifes, drums & new waistcoats will parade in Youngstown on March 18
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara field musicians will participate in the Youngstown St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 18, starting at noon, in the village. The musicians will play the fifes and drums and wear, for the first time, the waistcoats sewn by Niagara University students during the fall 2016 semester.
Meet the OBs at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a free program titled, "Great Expectations: Meet the Delivery Team at Mount St. Mary's" on Wednesday, March 22.
Transformational enhancements begin at Fort Niagara State Park
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced work has begun on a series of transformational enhancements at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown. The work underway includes a brand-new, $2.7-million pool bathhouse and new boat docks for the 830,000-plus visitors who frequent the popular Niagara County state park every year.
PHOTOS: Chilly fun at Olcott Lions Swim for Sight
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:25 pm
Despite (because of?) the cold weather, a crowd came out to Olcott on Sunday for the Olcott Lions Club 48th annual Polar Bear Swim for Sight.
Lewiston Choraleers presenting Easter cantata at area churches
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter cantata at four area churches April 8, 9, 14 and 15. The cantata, "A Journey to Hope" by Joseph Martin, is a sacred work musically inspired by traditional spirituals and tells of the ministry, passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Registration opens for Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:10 pm
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for you. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 14, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club (rain or shine).
Youngstown walk on March 11
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 01:10 pm
The second to last monthly Youngstown Riverview Health Walk is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11. It will take place along the eastern shores of the Niagara River, from the center of the historic Village of Youngstown's business district up to Old Fort Niagara.
New Niagara Jet Adventures season begins
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 12:50 pm
Niagara Jet Adventures will be back on the Niagara River, running tours, as of Sunday, March 5.
Center Street sign clutter avoided
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
As it turns out, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano was too modest in his update on the New York State Department of Transportation's plans to add crosswalk markers on Center Street.
Memorial Day 2017: Parade, remembrance ceremony, community luncheon returning
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, has announced it will again host a Memorial Day parade, remembrance ceremony and a community luncheon on Memorial Day, which is May 29.
Chamber Awards Gala: Willco Auto Care recognized in Sanborn
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Town Board hears of 'needs issues'
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:15 pm
Monday's Lewiston Town Board session was a low-key one - save for some discussions concerning a selection of wish list improvements in areas of the town. Nothing all that major, mind you, but items, nonetheless, worthy of discussion as town residents contend with the new town tax.
Town of Porter honors Ault
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:10 pm
The Town of Porter hosted a retirement party Tuesday evening at Ray's Tavern on Lake Road in honor of Norm Ault, who retired late last year as town bookkeeper.
Donating to Cans For Food
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:05 pm
Late last year while collecting for Cans For Food, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees found a jar full of pennies. Instead of just cashing in the pennies, he decided to have a contest to raise some more money for the local food pantries.
NYPA: Cuomo announces halfway mark of $460 million project to upgrade Lewiston power plant
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced a $460 million project to upgrade the Lewiston Pump-Generating Plant has officially reached the halfway mark. The multiyear plant modernization project allows the New York Power Authority to continue to provide low-cost power to businesses in the region, generating nearly $33 billion in capital investments to the state's economy.
Memorial Mass, reception planned in honor of late Sandy Knapp
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 07:00 am
A memorial Mass in honor of longtime Niagara University employee Sandra (Sandy) Knapp will be held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Niagara University's Alumni Chapel.
Lewiston Lions support Camp Hope and Dale Association
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:45 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions hosted two local organizations during the club's February dinner meeting. Representing their organizations were Dr. Sam Pappalardo of Camp Hope, and Nancy Smith of the Dale Association. Both organizations received a monetary donation from the Lewiston Community Lions in support of their work within the community.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 07:00 am
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
Harmonia Chamber Singers present 'Into Light,' a concert by candlelight
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 01:35 pm
The Harmonia Chamber Singers present their annual "Into Light" concert, featuring music from the medieval period through the present, in March. Candlelight and lighting effects will enhance the music of light and life, suffering and hope, time and space, Lent and Easter.
Obituary: Former LPD chief, prominent businessman Frank M. Wasko dies
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Frank M. Wasko passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at his home in Orlando, at age 86.
Chamber Awards Gala: Sanger Farms & Bakery recognized
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Sanger Farms & Bakery as recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award. The Youngstown Business and Professional Association assists the chamber in providing a business nomination that has shown dedication and service to the Youngstown community.
Youngstown gets update on Discover Niagara Shuttle
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:45 pm
The Discover Niagara Shuttle is a go for 2017.
Northwest Bank to sponsor Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival on Aug. 25-26
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 05:10 pm
This year, the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival has partnered with Northwest Bank to present the 16th annual festival. The event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26.
Village of Lewiston makes plans for summer
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:55 pm
In the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday, trustees started to make plans for summer. They agreed to continue working with charitable organizations, approved a handful of longstanding outdoor events, and pledged support for a newer tourism endeavor.
Elderwood sponsors free LCA concerts
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:10 pm
Elderwood at Wheatfield is supporting the efforts of Lewiston Council on the Arts by sponsoring the "Blue Mondays" and "Bluegrass Mondays" concerts in Lewiston.
Lewiston Art Festival applications available
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:55 pm
Applications are now available for the 51st annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13, in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show.
Lewiston Police Department responds to early-morning stabbing incident
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 11:55 am
Just after 3 a.m. Monday morning, The Lewiston Police Department received a call for a stabbing at 4940 Indian Hill Road.
The Sentinel turns 30
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 12:00 pm
On Feb. 14, 1987, the paper was printed with a giant headline, in big, bold, red letters, that said, "We Need A Name!"
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce: Awards Gala honorees announced
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. This is the second consecutive year the event is being held in Niagara Falls. It's due to the growth in event participation over the years.
Lewiston-Porter PEC and IEC families are reading!
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
Tuesday, Feb. 7, marked the official community start for the Lewiston-Porter Primary Education Center and Intermediate Education Center reading initiative known as "One District, One Book."
Historical Association of Lewiston looks back at decade that brought us The Sentinel
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
On behalf of the Historical Association of Lewiston and its board of directors, happy birthday Sentinel! The Sentinel's first edition was issued Feb. 14, 1987, and actually had the title of "We Need A Name!" It was since that very first edition that the HAL started its long relationship with the Sentinel, when we placed our member meeting notice in it for a historian to speak about the history of Lundy's Lane.
Ice rink: Town of Lewiston Board receives good news from Dashineau
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 06:55 am
Town Parks/Recreation Director Michael Dashineau had some upbeat news for Lewiston residents and the Town Board on Monday.
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:05 pm
With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway.
NFHS intern reflects on time at NFP
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:50 pm
The passion for writing has been with me for years, and it has been my dream since middle school to be some type of writer. When hearing about the class, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about a field I enjoy and to gain hands-on experience before college.
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:20 am
With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway. The 12th annual event, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club is set for Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, along Center Street in Lewiston.
New board members at Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 05:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a board of directors' orientation in January at the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara.
Artpark looks to go '70s retro
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 07:00 am
Tanis Winslow, director of art programs at Artpark, announced this week that Artpark & Company officials are seeking to return that now drab-looking parking area adjacent to the Mainstage Theater complex and below the outdoor amphitheater to its late '70s flavor, complete with multicolors.
Village of Lewiston approves Fairchild proposal
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:50 pm
With little resistance from the public, trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday unanimously approved James Jerge's plan to build apartments on Fairchild Place and Onondaga streets.
 

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