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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 www.wnypapers.com.
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.
Lewiston Lions to Host 'Dining in the Dark North'
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions invite readers to "Dining in the Dark North" at Apple Granny Restaurant on Monday, March 30. The goal of this unique event is to raise awareness of the Olmsted Center for Sight, the Lewiston Community Lions and Lions Club International Foundation.
Waterkeeper holds open house in North Tonawanda
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper held an open house at North Tonawanda's City Hall for those interested in learning more about the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Living Shoreline project.
NT officials worried about Canal Fest
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday night at North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting, Mayor Arthur Pappas commented on the lack of communication between officials in the City of North Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda, in regard to the upcoming Canal Fest, an annual summer festival featuring rides, games and fireworks on the border of the two cities overlooking the Erie Canal.
Freedom of Information group sues Niagara County Legislature
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government is a group that monitors the compliance of municipalities with open government laws. These include towns and cities in both Erie and Niagara counties to agencies such as the City of Lockport Housing Authority.
NT Botanical Gardens host students
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Yesterday, students from North Tonawanda High School were due to leave their books, papers and pens in the classroom, and get their hands dirty at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens on Sweeney Street, where Dave Conti and the rest of the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Organization had some serious lessons to impart.
Aquarium of Niagara executive director outlines venue's future
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 02:30 pm
At an event Wednesday, the Aquarium of Niagara unveiled a new strategic plan and outlined the goals it will pursue in the next three to five years.
Artpark: Dropkick Murphys and Rancid co-headline 'Boston To Berkeley II Tour'
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 01:55 pm
Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will hit the road together for the first time since 2017, for the co-headlining "Boston To Berkeley II Tour." Each night will culminate with Dropkick Murphys and Rancid on stage together for a joint encore.
Niagara County supports Lock Tenders tribute monument
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:50 pm
The Niagara County Legislature presented a check for $75,000 at its meeting Tuesday night to the Lockport Locks Heritage District in support of the Lock Tenders tribute monument. The Heritage District has raised $900,000 of the $1.4 million needed for the project, with Niagara County having previously contributed.
The Weeknd sets Buffalo concert
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:45 pm
The Weeknd with special guests Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver will bring "The After Hours Tour" to KeyBank Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.
2020 'MEGA DROP': 1.6 million Girl Scout Cookie packages are here
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:45 pm
More than 1.6 million packages of Girl Scout cookies have landed in Western New York for the "Mega Drop" event. Girl Scout volunteers will fill their vehicles with cookies to begin delivering them to eager cookie customers who have placed orders and for Girl Scout cookie booth sales.
Breast Cancer Network of WNY donates $20,000 to support research
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:45 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) has donated $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester to support the coalition's breast cancer research initiative.
'Ashes-to-go,' Ash Wednesday services at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 10:10 am
In observance of Lent, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral clergy will be in Cathedral Park, Main and Church streets, and Pearl and Church streets on Feb. 26 to offer the imposition of ashes to all who walk by. "Ashes-to-go" times are 7:30-9 a.m. and 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Assemblymen Ashby, Morinello call for funding restoration for 'critical veterans' services'
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 10:10 am
Republican Assemblymen Jake Ashby and Angelo Morinello, both veterans themselves, held the first "Voices for Veterans" event at the Niagara Falls VFW Post 917. They called for the immediate restoration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's planned $5.68 million cuts to veterans' services.
Nominations for Buffalo History Museum's annual awards due Friday, March 6
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 10:10 am
Community members may nominate candidates for the Red Jacket, Owen B. Augspurger and Daniel B. Niederlander awards annually presented by The Buffalo History Museum at the Red Jacket Awards Dinner and Ceremony. Nominations are accepted online through www.buffalohistory.org and are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 6.
Girls to explore worlds of information technology, startups at free event
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
Girls who dream of becoming information technology whizzes or starting a business will have the chance to learn from more than a dozen women who have succeeded at doing just that at "She Started IT," an event designed to inspire and encourage girls to pursue careers in those fields.
A road less traveled: Older men struggle more than women as driving decreases
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that, as older adults reduce their driving, men report having fewer resources for making important life decisions. Compared to women, men over age 65 who have reduced their driving in the past year report lower levels of social support when it comes to advice, suggestions and information about issues they may be facing.
UBEOC to host annual men's conference
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
UB's Educational Opportunity Center will hold its annual men's conference from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the UBEOC campus at 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Pinnacle Community Services celebrates its 125th year with awards gala
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
In 1895, the world's first hydroelectric plant was built in Niagara Falls. The Great Gorge Route trolley line was the newest scenic attraction. Industry was booming in the Honeymoon Capital, and many came from afar to find work.
lloyd announces location of third Taco Factory in Elmwood Village
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 02:30 pm
lloyd Products Inc. (whereslloyd.com), known for its innovative spin on Mexican-inspired fare, will open its third Taco Factory on Elmwood Avenue this summer: at 716 Elmwood Ave., the former site of Cecilia's Ristorante.
Erin Collins named chair of 37th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 02:25 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops today announced Erin Collins, senior content marketing manager at Gelia, has been elected chairwoman of the festival's board of directors. She will lead planning efforts for the 37th annual event, which takes place July 11-12 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Toronto Raptors game analyst Jack Armstrong keynotes Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:45 pm
Students interested in pursuing a career in sport and recreation management, tourism or a related field are invited to learn more about this industry at the Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management's Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit.
Niagara County Legislature takes on NYS Article 10 law
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature is expected to take up four resolutions tonight directed squarely at New York's Article 10 law, which involves the siting of electric generating facilities in this state. The law, which legislators said took away local control over siting decision and instead gave control to the Board of Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, has become a source of controversy as large wind and solar developers have descended on Niagara County to site their facilities.
Who likes concerts? Bright Eyes, Temptations, Four Tops, Sammy Hagar, Jason Derulo, Dierks Bentley & Kesha set local shows
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:10 pm
A slew of big-ticket concerts were announced on Tuesdays. They include:
Headed to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino: The Temptations & The Four Tops, professional boxing, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Whitesnake, Night Ranger
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:05 pm
The Seneca Niagara Event Center will welcome Motown legends The Temptations and The Four Tops at 8 p.m. Friday, May 8; "Seneca Fight Night" presents All Star Boxing at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22; Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Whitesnake and Night Ranger arrive for an outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 21.
Artpark, Funtime Presents welcome Bright Eyes with special guest Lucy Dacus
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:00 pm
Bright Eyes with special guest Lucy Dacus will perform at the Artpark Mainstage Theater on Sunday, June 14. This concert is a Funtime Presents event. Indoor reserved tickets ($46-$102) will go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 21.
 

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