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Coronavirus impacting colleges, transportation, arts
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 09:05 am
During a novel coronavirus briefing Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York state will contract with 28 private labs to increase testing capacity for the novel coronavirus. Following a call with the 28 labs, the governor announced he has instructed the labs to begin testing immediately as soon as they are ready. The 28 labs are specialized in virology and are routine partners with the New York State Department of Health.
Artpark: Earth, Wind & Fire return to Artpark for a special concert event July 18
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 12:20 pm
Music legends Earth, Wind & Fire will return to the Artpark Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, for a special concert event presented by Artpark. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13.
State leaders advocate for passage of $3 billion Environmental Bond Act
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 05:25 pm
The statewide roundtable tour educating stakeholders on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest plan to counteract climate change and global warming made a stop in Lewiston on Monday.
Coronavirus: Cuomo declares state of emergency to contain spread of virus
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:10 pm
During a briefing on the novel coronavirus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency to help New York more quickly and effectively contain the spread of the virus. The governor also confirmed several new cases.
Grand Island introduced to massive Project Olive
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:05 am
Grand Islanders received their official first word on a rumored commercial project for the north end of the Island that is unprecedented in size in town history.
World-class: Lewiston's Griffon House part of acclaimed restaurant group
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
The Griffon and its owners are sort of like Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin!
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 06:55 am
As written here before, for its size, residents in the Buffalo-Niagara area really get into St. Patrick's Day celebrations. For 2020, our little metro area ranks an impressive No. 8 nationally among the top 200 cities in the U.S. when it comes to "Best St. Patrick's Day Celebrations," according to the latest Wallet Hub findings. Among the rating criteria, Buffalo-Niagara scored a nice No. 10 ranking for St. Patrick's Day traditions, a No. 29 rank for our weather, and No. 30 for the safety and accessibility of our many celebrations.
Nik Wallenda: Child of God overcomes 'Mouth of Hell'
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 11:00 am
Nik Wallenda will have to traverse the moon to top this death-defying stunt.
Taking the plunge in Olcott
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 09:15 am
Surprisingly, the weather was great Sunday for the 51st annual Olcott Lions Polar Bear Swim For Sight, with plenty of sunshine and fairly warm temperatures greeting those plunging into the cold waters.
Why, yes, that was the Grand Island bridge: 'A Quiet Place Part II' shines spotlight on WNY
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 07:00 am
When it came time to shoot "A Quiet Place Part II" in 2019, John Krasinski and his crew would opt to use Western New York as the film's backdrop.
Niagara County provides funding to help YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh, seated behind the desk, meets with YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Vice President of Programs Mary Brennan-Taylor and CEO Kathleen Granchelli to discuss several of the YWCA's life-saving services.
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation aims to improve hemophilia patients' access to health care
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:25 am
U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), working alongside U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), introduced the Hemophilia Skilled Nursing Facilities Access Act - bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve access to critical health care services provided through skilled nursing facilities (SNF) for individuals with hemophilia.
Fairchild Place listed as for sale
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:45 am
Just eight months after a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of McGuire Development Co.'s first Lewiston development, the parcels at 765 Fairchild Place and 750 Onondaga Street are listed for sale.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center wins 2020 Just Communities of WNY award
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 07:00 am
The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY presented an award to the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, honoring the museum for its work on behalf of others. The Heritage Center was given the "Organization" award alongside 19 other awards that honored everything from youth to sports and public relations.
Pellicano's Marketplace: Neighborhood store moving down the block
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:15 pm
Pellicano's Marketplace has been a staple in Wheatfield since 1986. When Paul Pellicano opened the shop, he unveiled gourmet grocery items to the public, right on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Catholic Charities: Volunteers from Niagara County help support Appeal 2020
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:55 am
About 55 parish volunteers, clergy and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop Saturday to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Niagara County. The event was held at Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville in preparation for the annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10 million.
Greenway: Public workshop to address possible River Region bike path; Lewiston eyes art collab
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens invited River Region residents to attend a public meeting on the lower Niagara Shoreline Trail Connectivity Study. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road.
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.
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.
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.
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:
'Light it up for Lymphedema': Unexplained swelling might be diagnosable, treatable disease
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 06:10 pm
For the past three years, I've organized the "Light it up for Lymphedema" campaign for the New York State Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN). The campaign encourages sites around the state and Canada to glow in teal each March 6, World Lymphedema Day, to raise awareness of lymphedema (LE) and lymphatic diseases (LD), chronic swelling conditions that have no cures. If left untreated, LE and LD can lead to deformities, infections and death.
Brickyard at 15: Lewiston restaurant celebrates crystal anniversary
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
For 15 years, the Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. has been Lewiston's go-to place for killer Bs: barbecue and beer.
Price Rite Marketplace, University at Buffalo football team donate food to 'Sack Hunger'
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:20 pm
Representatives from Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football team donated 43 "sacks" of food to New Beginnings Food Pantry on Tuesday at Price Rite Marketplace of Amherst. The donation was a result of the football team's 43 sacks this season and included canned goods, fresh produce, rice, pasta and water.
Lew-Port students send 'Peace For Our Patriots'
Thu, Feb 13th 2020 07:00 am
Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in Lewiston-Porter's multiage service learning classrooms are collecting items for soldiers stationed overseas. As part of "Peace For Our Patriots," the youngsters are sending troops pieces of home to make tours of duty more agreeable.
Aquarium of Niagara secures funding for event room upgrade
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 06:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara continues to position itself as a premier destination for both Western New Yorkers and tourists alike as it unveils plans for its fourth major capital upgrade in three years.
Artpark welcomes Chicago for special intimate performance
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 10:10 am
Artpark will present Chicago live at the Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Indoor reserved tickets and general admission lawn tickets ($30-$129) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
Winners announced at 92nd Oscars
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 08:50 am
The winners were announced for The 92nd Oscars on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. "Parasite" was the big winner, becoming the first non-English-language film to take home the Best Picture award. "Parasite" also won the newly renamed award for International Feature Film, while Bong Joon Ho took home Best Director.
Soup's on! The Como Deli on Center Street brings lunchtime favorite to Lewiston
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
When The Sentinel broke news of The Como Restaurant expanding into Lewiston in 2018, one of the first thoughts - nay, wishes ... hopes ... dreams! - was that village diners would be able to pick up a pint of pastina or a quart of minestrone from the world-famous Italian kitchen.
Oh, it's true: The Rolling Stones return to Buffalo
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 09:20 am
Today the Rolling Stones announced their critically acclaimed "No Filter" Tour will return to North America for a 15-city run in 2020 and will make a stop in Orchard Park on June 6 at New Era Field. The new dates follow the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's record-breaking, sold-out performances of 2019, heralded by Rolling Stone as "A triumph for the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band."
Planning Committee: Lake Ontario water levels already higher than at same point last year
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:30 pm
Niagara County Emergency Services Director Jonathan Schultz told the Lake Ontario Planning Committee that current Lake Ontario water levels are already higher than at a similar period a year ago. Schultz said the current water level is 246.59 feet, about 9 inches above where they were on this date one year ago.
Erie County: Bridging communication gap between law enforcement, deaf/hard of hearing community
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:20 pm
A new communications tool, designed to improve communications between the police and the hard of hearing and deaf community during routine law enforcement traffic stops, will soon be implemented in Erie County after being announced at the Town of Amherst Police Training Facility.
Village of Lewiston set to break ground on inclusive playground May 3
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 06:15 pm
The Village of Lewiston plans to break ground this spring on a $750,000 inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. Mayor Anne Welch said a groundbreaking ceremony will take place as part of the 25th annual "Spring Fling" on Sunday, May 3.
Goo Goo Dolls announce summer 2020 North American headlining tour
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 02:45 pm
Today, multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls announced a summer 2020 headlining tour, produced by Live Nation. Coming on the heels of the band's brand-new, 12th studio album, "Miracle Pill" (Warner Records), the 29-date tour will kick off July 23 and visit illustrious outdoor venues across North America.
Artpark: Live Nation presents The Head and The Heart, 'Living Mirage Tour,' with guest Margo Price
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 10:20 am
Live Nation will present The Head and The Heart with special guest Margo Price live at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. Indoor reserved tickets and general admission lawn tickets ($29.50-$59.50) will go on sale at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
Grand Island Board of Education: Road signs to mark GIHS boys volleyball state championship
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
New road signage will soon go up on the Island noting the town is the home of the 2019 New York State champions in boys volleyball.
Isle View wins 'WNY's Best Wings' contest
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 04:20 pm
Chicken wings are serious business in Western New York - which is why it's no surprise more than 40 restaurants, pubs and chains were nominated to win Niagara Frontier Publications' "WNY's Best Wings" contest.
Study: Fatal crashes involving drivers who test positive for marijuana increase after state legalization
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 08:30 am
A concerning number of Washington state drivers involved in fatal crashes are testing positive for recent use of marijuana, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
 

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