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Open Arms WNY to host 'Comedy for a Cause'
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 07:00 am
Comedy fans can enjoy April Fool's Day with a night filled with laughs as Open Arms WNY, a new nonprofit based out of Lockport, hosts its first stand-up comedy night, "Comedy for a Cause." The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. April 1, in the club-like atmosphere of the Kenan Center's Taylor Theatre, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
People Inc. teams up with Buffalo Sabres to host recruitment rally
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 09:55 am
People Inc. has teamed up with the Buffalo Sabres to host a recruitment rally on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Lexus Club at the KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo.
Grand Island Town Board: Baney announces candidacy
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Jennifer Baney of Grand Island has announced a potential candidacy for Grand Island Town Council.
Pasta Sauce-Off 2017 promises to be biggest yet
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
When 14-year-old Islanders Jessica Flash and Allyson Nemeth tell people they're holding a big fundraiser, they can tell some people have their doubts.
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.
'Gowns For Prom' in need of dresses, shoes, volunteers
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The 12th annual "Gowns For Prom" program, sponsored by Colvin Cleaners and presented by Allstate, is seeking donations of new or gently used formal gowns, shoes and accessories of any size. These items are cleaned by Colvin Cleaners and provided free of charge to young ladies in area high schools who are unable to afford a prom gown.
Tonawanda native supports naval aviation modernization
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:45 am
A Kenmore East High School graduate and Tonawanda native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Commander Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CSFWP). Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Burket works as an aviation ordnanceman and operates out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California.
Higgins supports push for swift action to prevent & respond to threats against Jewish community centers
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined over 150 Members of Congress in a letter calling on federal law enforcement and justice agencies to swiftly address the circumstances leading to multiple bomb threats to Jewish community centers nationwide.
Niagara University establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:30 am
Niagara University announced Friday the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution's commitment to diversity and social justice.
Cuomo, Hochul announce start of Aquarium of Niagara penguin exhibit
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the groundbreaking of a $3.3 million penguin exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara. This exhibit will allow the aquarium to add new programming and interactive features to the already popular attraction, while providing a state-of-the-art habitat for the colony of Humboldt penguins.
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.
Former NT council members honored by city, county and state
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:30 pm
During Tuesday's City of North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, Phillip R. "Russ" Rizzo, former 1st Ward alderman and former council president, and Cathy Schwandt, former alderman-at-large, were honored for their years of service to the city.
OUN receives NYSARC Trust Services grant
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:25 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara received a $12,500 grant from the NYSARC Trust Services Board towards recreational opportunities for more than 150 local individuals supported by the agency with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Wheatfield Business Association installs 2017 officers
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:25 pm
On Feb.13, the Wheatfield Business Association 2017 officers and board members were installed to their respective positions.
Restaino announces run for Town of Niagara town justice
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:25 pm
Town of Niagara attorney Anthony L. Restaino recently announced his candidacy for town justice in the Town of Niagara. The seat will be vacated at the end of this year upon the retirement of Town Justice John Teixeira.
Prints for Progress draws biggest crowd yet
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:20 pm
Pints for Progress No. 20 staged what was perhaps its best-attended event yet, Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA. Presented by #LiveNF along with Niagara Falls Community Development, Pints for Progress No. 20 drew a crowd of close to 130 at the Hard Rock.
Fashion Outlets: Walk to benefit American Heart Association
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:15 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, USA, in partnership with the Western New York Chapter of the American Heart Association, will host the "One Heart One Mile Winter Wellness Walk" Saturday, Feb. 25, in recognition of American Heart Month.
Falls church takes ashes to street
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 01:15 pm
On Ash Wednesday, March 1, St. Peter's Episcopal Church will offer "Ashes to Go," a new approach to the centuries-old Christian tradition.
From Alzheimer's to autism, nuclear neurology could launch revolution in diagnosing and treating brain diseases
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 01:10 pm
When applied to the brain, nuclear medicine techniques reveal critical information about the progression of the most devastating diseases, from Alzheimer's to traumatic brain injury.
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.
Niagara University students take financial aid message to Albany
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:05 pm
A five-student delegation from Niagara University made a 300-mile trek to the New York State Capitol last week to speak with lawmakers about the importance of universal access to financial aid.
153 New York groups ask DEC for comment extension on pipeline
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:00 pm
More than 150 grassroots groups, businesses, faith communities, and organizations such as Food & Water Watch, Clean Air Coalition, NRDC and Sierra Club are requesting the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation extend the public comment period for National Fuel's Northern Access 2016 Project.
Morinello joins Noah Clergy Caucus, local faith leaders to discuss 'Raise the Age'
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:00 pm
On Monday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined the NOAH Clergy Caucus and local faith leaders for breakfast and to discuss last week's "Raise the Age" legislation, which passed the Assembly by an 86-48 vote.
Leadership Niagara announces 2017 honorees
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 12:55 pm
Leadership Niagara's 27th annual awards luncheon will bring regional leaders together at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls on Wednesday, April 19, to honor five individuals and organizations who exemplify the organization's mission and core values:
Bills to hold 'Madden' Club Series Championship at (716) on Sunday
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:55 pm
(716) Food and Sport is set to host the Buffalo Bills "Madden 17" Club Series Championship on Sunday, beginning at noon.
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.
Higgins celebrates Buffalo & Niagara Falls students making history in latest NASA launch
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed Buffalo and Niagara Falls students back to Western New York following a trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Center to witness their work blast up to the International Space Station during a launch on Sunday, Feb. 19.
Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center hosts 6th annual Bridal Open House
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 02:15 pm
On Sunday, March 5, Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center will host its sixth annual Bridal Open House.
WNY Mobile STEAM & Maker Lab Powered by AT&T looks to bring 'learning by making' experience to urban school districts
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 02:10 pm
AT&T, Computers For Children (CFC) and the WNY STEM Hub announced the launch of the WNY Mobile STEAM & Maker Lab Powered by AT&T. It is designed to provide public and charter schools across Western New York with comprehensive resources and instruction to engage more students in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education and career paths through an immersive educational experience.
Niagara Frontier League: High school sectional playoff brackets revealed
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 12:30 pm
The Niagara Frontier League has been the talk of high school basketball all season. The league was decided by a three-way tie between North Tonawanda, Kenmore West and Lockport. Two other top teams, Niagara Falls and Grand Island, also shared time in first place during the year.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara, Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition announces openings at free tax prep sites
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 12:25 pm
In 2013, Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) launched the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition (NCFLC) to provide free opportunities for financial education and awareness. It is designed to help low-income Niagara County residents with access to volunteer income tax assistance.
8 is great: NU's CMAA student chapter again named best in nation
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 12:25 pm
For an eighth straight year, the Club Managers Association of America's Student Chapter of the Year resides on Monteagle Ridge.
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.
Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show set for March 25-26
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced a more than $3 million expansion of Confer Plastics, a molded plastics product company in North Tonawanda. The investment allows the firm to create 35 new jobs and significantly expand production in Western New York.
NACC's Art of Beer: Craft beer extravaganza returns to Falls
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 07:00 am
In the mood for some fantastic suds sampling, tasty eats, music and socializing, and don't want to travel all the way down to Buffalo to enjoy?
Niagara County SPCA debuts Mardi Paws Masquerade Ball
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County SPCA will hold its first Mardi Paws Masquerade Ball from 5:30-8 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, 7001 Buffalo Ave.
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!"