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'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.
'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.
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:
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.

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