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Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray to challenge Chris Collins for Congress
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 10:20 pm
It has been a whirlwind week for 27th Congressional District candidate and Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray. On Sunday, he announced his candidacy to a standing-room-only crowd of over 200 at the Brickyard Brewing Company in Lewiston. Voters throughout the district came to support McMurray's effort to unseat incumbent Congressman Chris Collins.
Artpark: 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.
'Tuesday in the Park': Tedeschi Trucks Band 'Wheels of Soul' Tour rolls into Artpark July 17
Mon, Jan 8th 2018 12:15 pm
Artpark & Company on Monday announced the Tedeschi Trucks Band's fourth installment of their annual multiband "Wheels of Soul" summer tour will headline the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series at 6 p.m. July 17. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Jan. 12.
FRONTIER HOUSE SALE IN JEOPARDY
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 08:00 am
An agreement to purchase the Frontier House appears to have fallen through, and the Village of Lewiston's most famous property is, once again, up for sale.
No more pouts about the drought: Bills are in playoffs
Thu, Jan 4th 2018 12:15 pm
Waking up on New Year's Day was different this year. It wasn't that dates changed to 2018, or drastic cold weather, it was being able to say six words that had been absent from a Western New Yorker's vocabulary for what seemed like an eternity: "The Bills are in the playoffs."
Cuomo outlines 2018 agenda: Realizing promise of progressive government
Wed, Jan 3rd 2018 06:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday delivered his 2018 State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.
PHOTOS: New Year's Day on ice
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 07:35 pm
The Neptune Water Ski Club held their annual New Year's Day event in the Niagara River at Lewiston. They had to break ice out of the boat launch to get the ski boat in the water, and then had to ski around the ice flows in the river.
Hoda Kotb joins Savannah Guthrie as co-anchor of NBC News 'Today'
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 07:30 pm
Hoda Kotb has been named co-anchor of NBC News' "Today," joining Savannah Guthrie. The announcement was made by Andy Lack, chairman, NBC News Group. The new anchor team debuted Tuesday morning: http://on.today.com/2CFbCBk
Morinello congratulates summer readers with pizza party; 'One District, One Book' kicks off at Lew-Port
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 07:30 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recently paid a visit to the Lewiston-Porter campus and the Primary Educational Center building to congratulate all the students from the PEC and the Intermediate Education Center who completed the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge.
Memorial team brings a brighter Christmas to area families in need
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 07:30 pm
Employees at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center made Christmas a lot merrier for 43 area families who were "adopted" by the medical center's P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids.
2017: The year in review (Sentinel)
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
Here is a look back at some of the top issues from 2017.
Grand Islanders learning about life in the freezer
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
On Christmas Day, Grand Island woke up to a fresh layer of snow and to ice forming on the creeks.
Grand Island sees progress, growth in 2017
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
The year 2017 has been one of growth and growing pains for Grand Island.
Annual Judges and Police Executives Conference assists 10 local organizations
Thu, Dec 28th 2017 06:15 pm
Once again, the Judges and Police Executives Conference of Niagara County gathered for its annual Christmas celebration at the Como Restaurant. Many members wore Christmas attire and spread a little Christmas cheer. But much more than that, the group was again able to help organizations in the community that help others.
NY National Guard expects to conduct 11,170 military funeral services by end of 2017
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
By midnight Dec. 31, New York's Army and Air National Guard is expected to have conducted military funerals for 11,170 veterans during 2017.
Serving those who served: Jastrzemski announces satellite veterans service agency sites in 2018
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 03:10 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski has made "bring government services to the people paying for them" an unofficial motto of his office in the two years since he was first sworn in.
United Way of Greater Niagara receives $5,000 from Northwest Bank
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 01:30 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara on Friday received a $5,000 check from Northwest Bank. Northwest Senior Vice President and North District Manager Lena Prohaska, Vice President and Community Relationship Officer Trina Burruss and Lewiston Branch Manager Gloria Baker presented the check to United Way of Greater Niagara President and CEO Connie Brown.
Niagara University student wins free Lasik surgery from Fichte, Endl & Elmer
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 07:00 am
As the holiday season gets closer and closer, the doctors and staff at Fichte, Endl and Elmer Eyecare decided to fit the holiday theme of giving back.
Tuscarora heroes remembered in Lewiston
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 10:15 am
Lewiston and Tuscarora Nation residents gathered together Tuesday morning at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road to observe the 204th anniversary of the village's most significant event.
USW, Women of Steel, Falls workers collect items for victims of domestic abuse
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 05:20 pm
Mountains of pillows and a roomful of toiletries greeted Passage House Domestic Violence Services staff when they arrived at the City of Niagara Falls Department of Public Works on Monday afternoon. For the past six weeks, United Steelworkers Local No. 9434 and Women of Steel have collected shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, combs, pillows and sheets for the Family & Children's Service of Niagara program. Most items were purchased and donated, while others were handmade and personally delivered.
Neighbors Foundation: 54 Island families assisted this holiday season
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 01:45 pm
Neighbors Foundation President Henry Kammerer said 54 families will receive assistance this holiday as part of the organization's Share Your Happiness food distribution.
USS Little Rock: US Navy commissions fifth freedom-variant littoral combat ship
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 09:45 am
The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Little Rock (LCS 9) - the nation's fifth freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) - on the Buffalo River on Saturday. This milestone officially places the ship, which was designed and built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine, into active service.
Designer brings holiday cheer to Memorial
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has again been transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to the talents of renowned interior designer Richard Nashwinter, who volunteers his talents to brighten the days of countless patients and visitors during the holidays.
Deposits for Food donates to Falls food pantries
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 06:10 pm
Deposits for Food presented its annual holiday donations to two Niagara Falls food pantries, Community Missions and Heart, Love & Soul. Checks to the pantries were presented in November and December to cover the Thanksgiving/Christmas seasons.
Festival of Trees at NYPA Power Vista
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 12:40 pm
The New York Power Authority kicked off its annual Festival of Trees last weekend as part of its "Deck the Halls" event. Visitors can now view more than 60 colorful trees, which are spread out across the two-building Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project.
Village of Lewiston ZBA denies Benjamin Homes variance request
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 07:00 am
Almost two-dozen Village of Lewiston residents came to the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday night to oppose a dimensional variance request for a new build at lot No. 210 on South Third Street. Many hands were raised to voice an opinion but, before anyone had a chance to speak, ZBA Chairman H. John Ritter essentially took the words out of their mouths. He said he couldn't vote in favor of a municipal code alteration, which, he said, would "devalue" the neighboring properties.
New downtown home of Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at UB officially opens
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:25 pm
Sixty-four years after moving to the University at Buffalo's South Campus, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has returned to downtown Buffalo.
Lewiston Senior Center celebrates holiday season by giving back to Lew-Port, Heart & Soul families
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:20 pm
As part of a holiday luncheon program on Tuesday, the Lewiston Senior Center donated dozens of presents to needy Lewiston-Porter Central School District families, and even more canned goods to the Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls. In addition, scarves were given to the Youngstown Porter Community Christmas Baskets program.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club receives accolades, donations at December meeting
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
Community support was the topic at the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston's dinner meeting Wednesday Dec. 6, at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' springs to life
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 06:25 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company staged its annual production of "The Nutcracker" over the weekend at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-centric production was directed by Beverley Feder and Julie Traver, and starred local dance students (and their parents, too).
Former Islander faces cliffs, snakes, bears in Appalachian Trail hike
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
Near the northernmost point of the Appalachian Trail, in Maine, hikers walk through a wilderness that stretches unbroken for 100 miles. It is called the One Hundred Mile Wilderness. Jeff Bullock, 32, a Grand Island High School graduate, who hiked the entire 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail in six months, described the wilderness as "peaceful."
Village of Lewiston businesses not worried about proposed Tim Hortons
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 02:35 pm
While many names were bandied about (particularly McDonald's and Walgreens), there was two words many speculated would result in a doomsday scenario for locally owned eateries: Tim Hortons.
Sign of season: Santa Land brings holiday family fun to Chestnut Ridge Park
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 12:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge Park. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10. The Parks Department is partnering with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy and the Town of Orchard Park Recreation Department again this year to present the popular weekend event, which features free family activities to brighten the holiday spirit.
 

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