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Grand Island Town Board to discuss Golden Age Center issues Monday
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board agenda includes two matters pertaining to staffing and pay at the Golden Age Center, giving council members a chance to revisit an issue over which they have deadlocked.
Town of Lewiston moves ahead on water line project
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Following months of planning and discussion, the Town of Lewiston moved on establishing a single town water district at its Monday meeting. It also set the stage for a $10.2 million water line improvement covering numerous areas of Lewiston.
Plaza update provided to Planning Board
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 05:05 pm
As forecast in last week's Sentinel, Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino (right) presented plaza changes to the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday. Citing requests from potential tenants, he proposed minor window and door changes for building No. 1.
New school resource officer named at N-W
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 05:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston announced Monday that it has reached a new four-year agreement with the Niagara-Wheatfield School District for a school resource officer to be staffed by the Lewiston Police Department.
'Surfacing' exhibition to display original work by Karen Lee Lewis
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:50 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host an opening reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, for "Surfacing," an exhibition featuring original works by local artist Karen Lee Lewis.
'Art of Fashion' opening at NACC
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:45 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will highlight fashion designers in a versatile collection of exhibits and events in its "Art of Fashion" extravaganza, taking place from Friday, Aug. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Townsend Gallery, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Flix in the Park' movie series begins
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:40 pm
The fourth annual "Flix in the Park" summer movies series will begin this Friday at North Tonawanda's Pine Woods Park.
Buffalo Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 2-year deal
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.6 million.
Famous Muscarella's Cannoli to debut at Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 03:25 pm
More than 100 years ago - 1905, to be exact - Vincenzo Muscarella and his wife, Concettina, opened Muscarella's Pastry Shop on Busti Avenue in Buffalo. For the next seven decades (including a move to Niagara Street), the Muscarella family would earn a reputation for high-end desserts.
AAA: Eclipse becomes tourism sensation
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:20 pm
On Monday, Aug. 21, the continental U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979.
Budwey's Supermarket purchased by Market in the Square owner
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:15 pm
Grocer Frank Budwey is handing off his family business to the Kusmierski family.
Niagara University to implement test-optional admission policy
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:15 pm
Niagara University is taking the lead in Western New York by implementing a test-optional admission policy for the fall 2018 semester. As part of the policy, students seeking admission to Niagara may elect not to submit standardized test scores as part of their admission application.
Allstate, Allstate agencies seek to bring hundreds of jobs to New York by year-end
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:00 pm
Allstate Insurance Co. has announced a boost to its sales force in New York to keep pace with growing consumer demand for insurance and financial products and services in the state.
Buffalo Sabres announce ticket prices, on-sale dates for 2017-18
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced single-game tickets for the 2017-18 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The Sabres also announced tickets for the team's preseason home games will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Call to artists & makers: LiveNF 'Makers Market' debuting
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
LiveNF will host its first "Makers Market" in Third Street storefronts (400 block) on Saturday, Dec. 9. This event partners with the Power City Eatery "Santa's Workshop" on that same day (444 Third St.).
William Mattar donations to schools exceeds 1 million pencils
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:00 pm
School supply shortages are found in many inner city and suburban schools. To combat need locally, upstate New York attorney William Mattar sponsors an annual "Pencils 4 Schools" campaign, which provides pencils to students in need.
Gavriluke to join Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center staff
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:40 am
Anna Gavriluke, M.D., an experienced physician and research scientist, will join the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Oct. 1.
Food Bank of WNY earns maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
The Food Bank of WNY's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive time the Food Bank of WNY has earned this top distinction.
ESD awards Center for Advanced Technology designation to UB
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
Empire State Development has announced its Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) has awarded a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) designation to the University at Buffalo. The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data & Health Sciences (UB CAT) will focus on big data and medicine, with an emphasis on drug development, medical devices and diagnostics.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County kicks off 100th anniversary celebration as part of Day of Caring event
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
More than 3,600 volunteers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County at KeyBank Center prior to spending the day volunteering as part of the organization's annual "Day of Caring" volunteer event. To celebrate reaching the century milestone there was a ceremonial cake cutting and remarks by UWBEC President and CEO Michael Weiner.
Total solar eclipse will be a first for many in the US, including a UB expert traveling to see it
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:30 am
"People will be able to see stars as if it were nighttime," says mathematician Gino Biondini.
UB dental school ranked among top 10 in nation, No. 11 worldwide
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine was ranked No. 10 among dental schools in the U.S. and No. 11 among dental schools worldwide in the 2017 global rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Niagara Falls Water Board offers additional comments on second overflow; DEC investigating
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:25 am
The Niagara Falls Water Board on Wednesday offered additional commentary regarding an overflow that occurred on Aug. 15, following a heavy rain event in Niagara County. This volume overflow situation was formally reported via the SPDES permit and NY Alert System Tuesday afternoon.
PHOTOS: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Artpark
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:00 am
Southern rock royalty took the stage this week at Artpark, as Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined "Tuesdays in the Park." The band cranked out a slew of hits over its 90-minute set.
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson at Artpark on Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 16th 2017 07:00 am
Ian Anderson will perform a multimedia rock concert, Jethro Tull, at Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series in Lewiston. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at 450 S. Fourth Street. Gates open at 4:45 p.m.
DEC statement on potential discharge from Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 10:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released the following statement Tuesday night:
Princeton Review: Niagara University ranks among 'Best in Northeast'
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:05 pm
Niagara University remains one of the best schools in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.
LCA call for actress
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 03:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is looking for a volunteer actress to join the cast of the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks. The productions takes place every Saturday night in September and October.
Calling all Peach Queens
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:40 pm
The Niagara County Peach Queen committee is looking for former Peach Queens. Organizers are creating a database to keep in contact with the 59 former Peach Queens.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to host 17th annual Native American Music Awards
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
The stars will shine when Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts the 17th annual Native American Music Awards at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.
'Discovery Gala' grows into bigger tent party along Lockport's Erie Canal
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
Tickets are still available for "Treasures Under the Tent," the re-imagined and expanded summer fundraiser to benefit the Niagara History Center. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. this Saturday.
Symposium on Buffalo-Niagara Region immigration and resettlement
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
On Sept. 8-9, The New York Folklore Society, a statewide nonprofit arts organization supporting folklife and traditional arts, and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, will host a roundtable discussion and symposium to explore challenges in the intersection of immigration, resettlement and cultural traditions in Western New York.
Safe boating with your pet during the 'dog days' of August
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:30 pm
Time on the water can be an enjoyable summer activity, but when it comes to ensuring a safe family outing, don't forget your furry companions.
Artpark announces new musical development project: 'Elephant in the Room'
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company has announced a new musical development project, "Elephant in the Room," which tells the story of the ecological and societal crises endangering Africa's elephant population and how it reflects back to those here in the U.S. This epic journey will be presented as a free staged reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, in the Artpark Gallery, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Submarine Squadron 20 changes command
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Submarine Squadron 20 held a change-of-command ceremony at the chapel aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Friday. Capt. Bob Wirth relieved Thomas R. Buchanan as the Submarine Squadron 20 commodore.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. meets, approves Canalside wayfinding & interpretive signage project design
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved the design for new wayfinding signage at and around Canalside to help visitors navigate their way around the expanding waterfront destination. Canalside is a complex site with numerous and diverse events and programmed activities. It can be accessed by car, walking, biking, boating, etc.
Ortt delivers $30,000 for victims of domestic violence
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:50 am
As part of this year's state budget, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt secured a total of $30,000 to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Niagara County.
Niagara Falls Water Board hires global engineering firm AECOM to review recent black water discharge
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls Water Board on Monday announced it has retained the services of global engineering firm AECOM and Senior Project Manager Dr. John Goeddertz to review and analyze various details surrounding the July 29 black water discharge incident involving the lower Niagara River.
Rotary, Lewiston Tops raise funds for Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:25 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-On-The-Lake Rotary Club once again participated in the Lewiston Art Festival. The organization has been serving hot dogs at the event for more than 40 years. This tradition was started by Al DiMino, one of founders of the Tops supermarket chain.
Celebrate insect life at BugFest
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:15 am
The volunteers of Bond Lake Park will hold their annual BugFest on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Bond Lake Park. Everyone is invited to join in from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bond Lake Nature Center on Lower Mountain Road in the Town of Lewiston.
 

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