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Buffalo: Students create their vision for UB GRoW Home's next move
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The University at Buffalo's award-winning GRoW Home will soon need a change of address form. That's because the 1,100-square-foot, ultra-efficient dwelling will be relocated from its current spot on UB's South Campus to a more prominent, and permanent, location next to the Solar Strand on the university's North Campus.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 67th class
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
It was almost exactly seven years ago - Feb. 28, 2011 - that the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy commenced offering training at Niagara University.
Village of Lewiston sets dates for summer festivals, events
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to approve dates and times for summer and late fall festivals and entertainment series.
Lewiston: Mayor Terry Collesano stepping down
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 12:55 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano held a press conference Monday morning to announce he will not seek a third term as the municipality's chief executive. He was joined in the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom by family, friends and colleagues.
Despite immigration challenges, NU's incoming international student enrollment rises
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 09:55 am
As immigration curtailment efforts continue in the White House, the number of incoming international students is rising steadily at Niagara University.
On the brink: The inspirational story of Dante Moultrie
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 02:40 pm
The 2017-18 North Tonawanda Lumberjacks boys basketball team came into this year off one of their best seasons in program history. Coming off a sectional title, there were some unknowns as to how the team would perform this season. New faces surrounded the varsity squad, including 10th-grader Dante Moultrie.
Chris Collins stands with families of Flight 3407 on 9th anniversary
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins on Thursday joined the families of Flight 3407 as they commemorated the ninth anniversary of the 2009 Colgan Air Flight 3407 crash in Clarence.
Grand opening set for Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 12:15 pm
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will open May 4. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, designed to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
O.A.R. books return engagement at Artpark
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 03:10 pm
Of A Revolution brings its "The Just Like Paradise Tour" to Lewiston for a show on Wednesday, Aug 22. Special guest Matt Nathanson will open. Tickets for the "Coors Light Concert" show at Artpark go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 16.
Artpark adds Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton to 'Tuesdays in the Park' lineup
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 10:05 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced classic rockers Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will team up for a special double-bill on July 3 as part of the M&T Bank presents "Tuesdays in the Park" summer concert series.
Celebrating the River Region
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
Awards will be presented to those contributing to the success of the local area when the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce holds its annual awards gala on Thursday, April 19, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Celebrating Black History Month
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 02:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its 12th annual Black History Month Celebration on Thursday. Honored for their service were associates Ronald Winkfield, R.N.; Amanda Lucas, cardiology technician; and Takeitha Clarke, nurse attendant. The Rev. JoAnne Scott of Word of Life Ministries was the guest speaker.
Welcome to Lewiston, Griffon House
Wed, Feb 7th 2018 12:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce coordinated a ribbon-cutting for Ken Scibetta, Ed Webster and the staff at the new Griffon House, 810 Center St., Lewiston.
VIDEO: First-responders break down chemical scare at Lewiston-Porter High School
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 04:00 pm
A "completely accidental" mixture of two liquids used for swimming pool maintenance created a chemical scare Tuesday at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Portugal. The Man headed to Artpark as part of 'Coors Light Concert' series
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 10:35 am
Grammy Award-winning Portugal. The Man announced their 2018 summer tour on Tuesday, including a stop at Artpark on Aug. 1, as part of the "Coors Light Concert" series. The 6 p.m. show will take place in the Outdoor Amphitheater.
'Restore the Gorge' effort starts in Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced work will begin for on-the-ground ecological restoration work to "Restore the Gorge" in Niagara Falls.
Take a break from Cabin Fever at Old Fort Niagara's 'Winter Woods Battle'
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 12:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to take a break from cabin fever and head to the fort for a full day of winter fun and living history on Saturday, Feb. 17, when staff, volunteers and re-enactors present the "Winter Woods Battle."
Fresh from Super Bowl LII on NBC, Justin Timberlake to perform in Buffalo
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 10:50 am
Super Bowl LII Pepsi Halftime Show headliner Justin Timberlake returns to Buffalo on Sunday, Oct. 28. The former N'SYNC member, now a Grammy Award-winning performer, actor and solo artist, performs at 7:30 p.m. in KeyBank Center as part of his "The Man of the Woods Tour."
Grand Island: 773 North holds much-anticipated ribbon-cutting event
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Back in November, almost three months before her restaurant 773 North had even opened, Christy Zippier sold thousands of dollars in Christmas gift certificates going door to door on the Island.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation announces relocation to Buffalo
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
As new restaurants open and development awaits at Center and North Eighth streets, word comes that a long-time face has opted to relocate out of the Village of Lewiston.
Study to probe history of New York state's famed lake effect snow
Thu, Feb 1st 2018 08:30 pm
Lake effect snowfall is one of nature's greatest snow machines: It happens when cold winds flow over warmer water, giving rise to intense bands of precipitation that can dump several feet of snow on a single location in a matter of days.
Volunteers from Western Niagara County gather in Niagara Falls for dinner, workshop to help launch 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities
Thu, Feb 1st 2018 08:25 pm
About 50 parish volunteers, clergy, lay leaders and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop following dinner Wednesday to help kick off the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities in western Niagara County.
Lewiston-Porter: Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty lends voice to 'One District, One Book'
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 09:10 am
A group of about 80 Lewiston-Porter elementary students received a special surprise Tuesday morning when reigning Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty visited to read the second chapter of "The Mouse and the Motorcycle."
A fond farewell to Yaseen's Jewelers
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 08:55 am
On Saturday morning, about 25 of Dave Costanzo's close friends surprised him on his last day of business at Yaseen's Jewelers.
Lewiston Police Department stages active shooter drill at Lew-Port
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 11:00 pm
On Friday morning, the Lewiston Police Department led a joint active shooter drill on the Lewiston-Porter campus. The LPD teamed with Niagara County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Border Patrol and New York State Police, in conjunction with local fire and EMS companies. Access to the schools was restricted during the duration of the event.
On eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Higgins honors Ehrhardt
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 10:25 pm
On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Congressman Brian Higgins, Town of Tonawanda Deputy Supervisor John Bargnesi, Village of Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang, Tonawanda Councilman Dan Crangle of and other local leaders paid tribute to Howard Michael Ehrhardt, a World War II veteran from Western New York who helped to liberate Dachau (DAAK-HOW), Hitler's first and longest-run concentration camp in Germany. During a ceremony in Tonawanda Town Hall, Ehrhardt's military service medals were presented to his son, Howard Michael Ehrhardt Jr., also a U.S. Army veteran, who served during the Vietnam War.
Girl Scouts of WNY Troop 34253 makes care packs for homeless
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 10:15 pm
Tonawanda Girl Scout Troop 34253 made care packs for the homeless as part of the "Responsible for What I Say and Do" Daisy Petal. Daisy Petals are similar to badges for older Girl Scouts. The care packs will be delivered to Buffalo City Mission.
Erie County commits to Paris Climate Agreement
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 04:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte, Commissioner of Public Works William Geary, Commissioner of Environment and Planning Tom Hersey, and Chairwoman of the Environmental Management Council Anne Bergantz to announce the completion of a new report, "Erie County Commits to Paris: How Erie County Can Meet U.S. Target Reductions for Greenhouse Gas Emissions."
Filing income tax returns? Niagara University can help
Wed, Jan 24th 2018 01:25 pm
Continuing a tradition that has become nearly as inevitable as taxes themselves, accounting students from Niagara University's College of Business Administration will again provide free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season.
'Sweet Charity' offers evening of food & fun to benefit Food Bank of WNY
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
The 12th annual "Sweet Charity," to benefit the Food Bank of WNY, will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy food and drink selections from a variety of Western New York establishments all under one roof.
2018 Porter Cup champion will play in Golf Channel-televised tournament for $600K
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 10:40 pm
Year in and year out, the best amateur golfers from around the world storm into Lewiston around the middle of July to play in the Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club. 2018 will be the 60th anniversary of the tournament. A press event Thursday evening announced the stakes will be even higher this year.
More Artpark shows announced: The Decemberists to perform May 26 on Mainstage Theater; Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats + The Head and the Heart co-headline Coors Light Concerts on June 2
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 01:45 pm
Artpark & Company announced Wednesday that The Decemberists (May 26) will perform in a Mainstage Theater event presented by Funtime. Additionally, a co-headlining bill featuring Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats + The Head and The Heart (June 2) will be part of the Coors Light Concerts Series at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater, co-presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Niagara County Legislature: McNall sets out policy agenda for 2018
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 09:20 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, delivered his State of the County message to colleagues at the Niagara County Courthouse on Tuesday - his third since being elected head of county government in 2016.
LiveNation presents Jack White at Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 8
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 12:10 pm
Hot on the heels of announcing his new album, "Boarding House Reach" (out March 23 via Third Man/Columbia), and releasing the first single, "Connected by Love," Jack White has unveiled an extensive run of North American headline tour dates, along with shows in London, Paris and Amsterdam.
Lewiston: DeGiulio's Pharmacy aims to cater to community's needs
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 09:00 am
In fact, within the first five minutes of speaking with brothers and pharmacists Richard and James DeGiulio, you'll probably be asked what you need and what it costs elsewhere (you know, assuming you've actually found "X"). Then, you - yes, you - can have that item ordered and delivered to the store for purchase.
'New sheriff in town': A sit down with Wheatfield's new supervisor, Don MacSwan
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
This past summer, former Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe announced he wouldn't be running for re-election. This decision opened up a seat as the town's supervisor. As with any government job, the supervisor's job is difficult and can be strenuous. People wondered who would step into Cliffe's spot. In comes Don MacSwan.
Old Fort Niagara announces special events for 2018
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara will provide another year of living history to visitors from near and far and invites the public to save the dates for its special events and programs in 2018.
2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities is underway; goal is again set at $11 million
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 04:45 pm
The 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Buffalo is underway. The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, was joined by Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials and volunteer leaders Wednesday at the organization's new Women, Infants and Children (WIC) site on Harlem Road to launch the 94th annual campaign.
Vogue Salon & Back Bar marks 5 years; Conte continues to find success in salon business
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 11:45 am
"Impressive" was the word used in a 2006 Sentinel article to describe Christine Conte who, at 22 - just six months out of Mar Jon School of Beauty Culture - was the owner/operator of her very own Village of Lewiston salon business.
 

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