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Laura Jacobs promoted to vice president of e3communications
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 02:10 pm
e3communications announced Laura E. Jacobs was promoted to vice president of the company.
NCCC welcomes community leaders to annual event
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 02:10 pm
Niagara County Community College will welcome community representatives from business, education, religious groups, nonprofit organizations and legislative leaders to a luncheon at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Thursday, March 12.
Adam Sandler to perform at KeyBank Center
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 01:20 pm
Adam Sandler plus surprise guest will bring his "100% Fresher" Tour to KeyBank Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25.
17th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar set for March 19
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 01:00 pm
The 17th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar - "While You Don't Choose Tragedy, You Can Choose Your Response" - will be held Thursday, March 19, in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo's North Campus. The full-day event is free, but registration is required.
Mental Health Advocates of WNY to host annual dinner at Atrium @ Rich's
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 12:55 pm
The Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) will host its 58th annual dinner and auction on Wednesday, March 11, at the Atrium @ Rich's. This is the MHA's signature event and biggest fundraiser of the year. The auction will open at 6 p.m. along with drinks and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a sit-down dinner and program to acknowledge those who have made a difference throughout the year in support of mental health issues.
Portraits in porcelain: Doring to display artistry in April 26 exhibit
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:50 am
Chie Doring knew she wanted to be an artist when she was just a young girl growing up in Japan. Now, at age 92, the award-winning artist and longtime Grand Island resident is planning to celebrate a retrospective of her paintings in "A Unique Asian Porcelain Art Show" this spring.
Fairchild Place listed as for sale
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:45 am
Just eight months after a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of McGuire Development Co.'s first Lewiston development, the parcels at 765 Fairchild Place and 750 Onondaga Street are listed for sale.
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives NYS Council on the Arts decentralization funding
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 01:00 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of a new event, "Bug Fest," which will take place In Seneca "Bug" Park (adjacent to the Lewiston Library) from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11.
Falls mayor, Niagara County Legislature vow to work together
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 01:00 pm
"Last night, leadership teams from the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara County met to discuss how we can better work together to advance our collective interests. We acknowledged that with new leadership in the city and county, we hoped this could be the beginning of a very productive relationship."
New York State Labor Department to convene wage board to investigate and make recommendations on overtime work threshold for farm laborers
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 12:20 pm
New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Monday announced she will convene a wage board for farm laborers that will hold hearings, review and make recommendations regarding overtime work for farm laborers in New York state.
Annual Scotty Bowman Showcase returns March 18
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the 16th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Wednesday, March 18, at KeyBank Center.
Buffalo Sabres Green Team to hold all sports equipment drive March 9-15
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team today announced it will hold a sports equipment drive at KeyBank Center starting Monday, March 9, when the Sabres take on the Washington Capitals. The drive will run until Sunday, March 15, and all equipment donated will benefit Victory Sports.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center wins 2020 Just Communities of WNY award
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 07:00 am
The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY presented an award to the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, honoring the museum for its work on behalf of others. The Heritage Center was given the "Organization" award alongside 19 other awards that honored everything from youth to sports and public relations.
Higgins joins Bennett-Wells American Legion Post Black History Month celebration to honor 50-plus Vietnam veterans
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 07:00 am
During a special Black History Month celebration presented by the Bennett-Wells American Legion Post and Auxiliary No. 1780, Congressman Brian Higgins honored more than 50 veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
Erie County Parks Department continues winter activities
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 05:25 pm
Spring is approaching in Western New York but there are still a number of activities scheduled in Erie County Parks in the upcoming late-winter weeks. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry announced three programs designed to be recreational and informative: "Signs of Change" at Chestnut Ridge, "Winter Tree ID" at Emery Park, and "Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey and Detection Training" at Emery Park.
NYSEG, RG&E warn customers of new scam attempts
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 04:55 pm
NYSEG and RG&E, AVANGRID companies, are urging customers to be vigilant of scammers posing as representatives of the energy companies.
Calspan wins 5-year contract at US Air Force Test Pilot School
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 04:55 pm
Calspan Corp. was awarded a five-year contract with the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The USAF TPS is where the Air Force's top pilots, navigators and engineers are trained to conduct flight tests and generate the data needed to carry out test missions of America's current and future military aircraft and airborne systems.
SBA: Funding competition for organizations providing training to women veteran entrepreneurs
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:20 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to $300,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to women service members, women veterans and women military spouses.
NYSSBA report: Billions of education dollars on the line in the 2020 census
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:20 pm
An accurate 2020 census count is crucial to helping New York obtain its fair share of education funding from the federal government over the next decade, according to a new report by the New York State School Boards Association.
Guest Edit: VA helps veterans build a solid start to civilian life
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:15 pm
Transitioning from military to civilian life can come with many challenges. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes how difficult your first year of transition can be and wants to help you navigate these changes. That's why VA launched Solid Start, a program that connects veterans with direct benefits, as well as resources through partner organizations to help their transition to civilian life.
Pellicano's Marketplace: Neighborhood store moving down the block
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:15 pm
Pellicano's Marketplace has been a staple in Wheatfield since 1986. When Paul Pellicano opened the shop, he unveiled gourmet grocery items to the public, right on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
NHTSA announces release of $562 million in highway safety grants
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:10 pm
NHTSA recently announced the release of $562 million in grants for highway safety programs to offices of highway safety in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Patti LaBelle to perform June 23 at Artpark Amphitheater as part of 'Tuesdays in the Park'
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 10:15 am
The "Godmother of Soul" and a Grammy Award-winner, Patti LaBelle will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater on June 23 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series presented by M&T Bank. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28.
Catholic Charities: Volunteers from Niagara County help support Appeal 2020
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:55 am
About 55 parish volunteers, clergy and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop Saturday to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Niagara County. The event was held at Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville in preparation for the annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10 million.
Collins to speak at Memorial's 13th annual Black History Celebration
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:00 am
Dr. Katherine Collins, a member of the New York State Board of Regents, a radio host for Women's Health 107.3 and 1400 and an adjunct professor in the department of professional studies Ph.D. program at Niagara University will be the keynote speaker Friday, Feb. 28, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's 12th annual Black History Celebration.
Lewiston Choraleers present Easter program at area churches
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter program at four area churches March 28-29 and April 4-5. The program will feature a cantata titled "Once Upon a Tree" by Pepper Choplin. It depicts the passion and intensity of Holy Week events, starting with Palm Sunday to Good Friday and finally Easter.
Olcott Lions gearing up Swim for Sight
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo-Niagara certainly appears to be getting off easy this time around when it comes to dealing with our winter weather. Plainly put, it's been a dull one, with milder temperatures more often than not dictating the weather patterns.
Town of Lewiston: Jeanette Collesano retires as Senior Center director
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
This past Tuesday, a significant event was marked at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center. With dozens of visitors on hand, including town officials, area seniors and center members, family and many, many friends, Jeanette Collesano bid her goodbyes to all as Senior Center director.
Mark Daul: Is Lake Ontario a beauty or beast?
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
My column today is not going to tell you about nor make you cry about the high water levels along the south shore of Lake Ontario.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
As part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, vote for the restaurant serving your favorite fish fry. The eatery with the most votes will be featured in The Sentinel, Tribune and Dispatch, with additional photos and a video posted at
14th annual 'Art of Beer' set for March 6
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
The "Art of Beer" - a signature beer and food-tasting fundraiser presented by the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center - will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 6. A bevy of Western New York's top brewers, craft beverage sellers, restaurants and musicians will participate in the 14th annual event.
Village of Lewiston seeks criminal justice reforms
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday joined the New York State Conference of Mayors in calling for criminal justice reforms. Specifically, elected leaders are looking for increased protection for past victims and potential targets.
Fantasy Island: New York AG pressing Apex to provide refunds
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 06:20 pm
The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James has sent correspondence to Apex Parks Group LLC requesting refunds be provided to Fantasy Island customers who purchased season tickets.
Fantasy Island closes, ending 59-year ride
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 06:15 pm
Four years after buying Martin's Fantasy Island, Apex Parks Group announced the permanent closure of the Grand Island park this week.
Hundreds of teens attend 2nd annual Awaken Youth Conference in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:50 pm
Hundreds of teens from across New York, Pennsylvania, and Southern Ontario gathered this past weekend in downtown Buffalo at the Buffalo Grand Hotel for the second annual Awaken Youth Conference. Produced by Western New York's Kingdom Bound Ministries, the conference featured renowned worship collective North Point Worship along with national youth communicator Reggie Dabbs, as well as respected regional speakers from the U.S. and Canada such as Christopher Hopper and Mike Gordon.
Niagara County Legislature passes Gooch resolution on promoting job openings
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:50 pm
A resolution introduced by Legislator Jesse Gooch that would ensure the county's job postings and civil service exams are advertised on the Niagara County website's employment portal as well the jobs board at WorkSourceOne was unanimously passed by the Niagara County Legislature.
Buffalo Sabres announce partnership with Project Play Western New York
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has partnered with Project Play Western New York. This organization helps to highlight the resources available to the youth of Western New York by providing the opportunity for local kids to be physically active in sports regardless of their age, background, gender or ability.
HUD announces nearly $75,000 to help Tuscarora Nation support more affordable housing
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:05 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced more than $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants to Native American Tribes in 38 states. Funding is distributed to eligible tribes and their tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to carry out a range of affordable housing activities in their communities.
De Dee's Dairy to open Youngstown location
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 04:55 pm
De Dee's Dairy announced on social media plans to locate a second ice cream shop in the Village of Youngstown, directly behind Youngstown Galley at 400 Main St.
'An Evening With Horses & Heroes' to highlight Western New York EquiFest 2020
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
The athletic strength and talents of both the horse and their riders will be on display as WNY Equifest 2020 presents an "Evening with Horses & Heroes," at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, inside Showplex on the Erie County Fairgrounds. This ticketed event will feature a costume-studded parade of riders and their beautiful horses demonstrating various forms of horsemanship and skills.

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