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Buffalo Sabres: NHL Draft party planned for June 26
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans to host an NHL Draft party presented by First Niagara Friday, June 26, at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo. Doors for the free event will open at 6 p.m. and draft coverage begins at 7 p.m.
Village of Lewiston honors Gittermann
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 05:00 am
Friday night, the Red Brick Municipal Building was jam-packed with people paying tribute to recently retired Village of Lewiston Recreation Director Marianne Gittermann.
Artist painting Chuck Tingley large-scale mural at Artpark
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 10:55 pm
Western New York artist Chuck Tingley is creating a permanent mural at Artpark on the art gallery's north exterior wall. He is using spray paint, acrylic, markers and stencils to create the images pictured.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to host free 'Mommy & Baby Expo'
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 04:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, in partnership with its Center for Women, is hosting a free "Mommy & Baby Expo" from 8-11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at the hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
A tribute to Artpark's George Osborne
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 03:45 pm
When George Osborne arrived on the scene at Artpark on Nov. 1, 1999, you could practically see the tumbleweed rolling across the stage.
Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show set for June 20
Fri, May 29th 2015 10:00 am
A Grand Island tradition returns Saturday, June 20, in the annual Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
Tour of Kitchens combines tasty food, tablescapes
Tue, May 26th 2015 03:30 pm
The seventh annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 and 7 in Lewiston and Youngstown.
Higgins previews Buffalo Harbor State Park
Fri, May 22nd 2015 05:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins visited the new Buffalo Harbor State Park, set to open to the public this weekend.
Community Missions honors volunteers and supporters at 23rd annual awards brunch
Fri, May 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Each year, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters who make its work possible with its annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch. The 23rd edition took place at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls Thursday afternoon.
Sawyer Fredericks named 'The Voice'
Wed, May 20th 2015 10:00 am
Sawyer Fredericks was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" Tuesday, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season eight.
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy win 'Dancing with the Stars'
Wed, May 20th 2015 09:50 am
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy were crowned the "Dancing with the Stars" 10th anniversary season champions and winners of the Gold Mirrorball trophy on the season finale Tuesday on the ABC Television Network.
Higgins, Brown join Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in announcing $300,000 for Bellamy Commons
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in announcing the award of a $300,000 grant to Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York to help finance the Bellamy Commons project, which involves the conversion of a vacant former community center into 30 affordable housing units.
ECHDC launches new Queen City Bike Ferry
Mon, May 18th 2015 12:15 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. cut the ribbon Monday on the Queen City Bike Ferry to Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The brand-new multihull ferry will carry pedestrians and their bikes across the Buffalo River from Canalside to the First Buffalo Marina, where they can disembark and enjoy touring Outer Harbor sites and beyond.
Gary C. Tucker to become president and CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, May 16th 2015 04:55 pm
Catholic Health has announced Gary C. Tucker, FACHE, will be named president and CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center when the hospital joins the health system July 1. Tucker currently serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Lewiston hospital.
This is not a suggestion
Sat, May 16th 2015 07:00 am
The Sentinel originally ran this public service announcement last summer. Because some residents still haven't taken the message to heart, we present it again in the hope walkers can safely cross these streets.
James H. Cummings Foundation to underwrite rehab facility at Memorial's new Cardiac/Stroke Care Center
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
The James H. Cummings Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant to underwrite an onsite rehabilitation therapy facility at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Elmwood-Bidwell Farmer Market in Buffalo
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 16, at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, located at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo.
Event to benefit horticulture program for people with disabilities
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
The Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse, a horticulture program of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a not-for-profit agency, will host fundraising event "Vines & Wines" from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Merani Hotel Group's Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls (just off of the I-190).
850-pound polar bear Kali transported to Saint Louis Zoo via FedEx
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
The Saint Louis Zoo has announced Kali (pronounced "Cully"), a 2 1/2-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear that was orphaned in Alaska as a cub, is now resting comfortably in the zoo's new McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibit, which is set to open June 6.
Castellani Art Museum: 7th annual 'Meet Me at the CAM' series of lectures and films returns
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:20 pm
The Castellani Art Museum has announced its seventh annual "Meet Me at the CAM" lecture/film series for museum members returns this month.
Kenmore Avenue phase three roadwork set to begin
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Wednesday Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Legislator Peter Savage and Erie County Commissioner of Public Works John Loffredo to announce the next phase of construction set to begin on Kenmore Avenue.
USA Today names Niagara Falls Best Kid-Friendly Destination
Fri, May 1st 2015 12:20 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is pleased to announce Niagara Falls has been named the Best Kid-Friendly Destination by USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.
Where do smelt come from?
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 07:00 am
Smelt is anadromous - a fish that is born in fresh water - and it returns to the sea as a juvenile. It spends most of its life in salt water before returning to fresh water again to spawn. The cycle then repeats.
Niagara University students showcase original groundbreaking research
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:20 pm
At Niagara University, students have the rare opportunity to conduct their own original research as undergraduates. Their research projects are conducted under the close, yearlong tutelage of NU professors and showcased at the annual undergraduate research conference, which is sponsored by the university's honors program.
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary marks 77th anniversary
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:40 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club celebrated its 77th anniversary on April 20.
7th annual 'Run with the Rapids' 5K race scheduled for May 16
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:05 am
The seventh annual "Run with the Rapids" 5K race will be held Saturday, May 16, in downtown Niagara Falls. This annual race benefits the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director accepts national award in Capitol Hill ceremony
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy was presented a national award from the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus. Congressman Brian Higgins nominated Murphy for the "Ed Stout Memorial Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy" and introduced her at today's ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Community Missions invites supporters to 'Walk for Niagara'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
With warmer temperatures upon us, many are looking for reasons to make outdoor plans. Community Missions invites those looking to stretch their legs to the "Walk for Niagara," to be held this Saturday, April 25, at Whirlpool State Park. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and all funds raised will go to support the agency's crisis services.
Concert announcement: The Smashing Pumpkins: 'In Plainsong - An Acoustic-Electro Evening'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:35 pm
The Smashing Pumpkins have just announced their first acoustic tour. Billed as The Smashing Pumpkins: "In Plainsong - An Acoustic-Electro Evening," the tour will kick off June 15 in North Tonawanda at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the concert, which is presented by "Rock Radio" 103.3-FM "The Edge."
Local chefs, musicians participating in 'Jazz & Pasta'
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
"Jazz & Pasta," a fundraiser for the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, will take place from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St.
PACE participants give back to Niagara County
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls' own Complete Senior Care PACE program takes suggestions from its participants on how to make the Niagara County community a better place.
Work begins on Schoellkopf Park extension
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Wayside Landscaping & Nursery has begun work on a project to extend historic Schoellkopf Park along the full length of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Lockport still going strong at 150
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
One-hundred and fifty years after officially becoming a city, Lockport is still going strong - something that was evident Saturday as hundreds of Lockportians packed the city's historic Palace Theatre to celebrate their history and dive into a birthday cake, complete with 150 candles.
Hospice Gran Fondo bicycle ride readies for another spin May 16
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for a second year, bringing its "party on wheels" to Niagara County.
Camp Hope helps heal through fun
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
To address the special needs of grieving children, the bereavement department of Niagara Hospice is offering its 15th Camp Hope for grieving children June 26-28 at the YMCA's Camp Kenan in Barker.
2015 Spring Folk Art Series at Castellani Art Museum: 'A Celebration of Balkan Traditions'
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 04:05 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University hosts "A Celebration of Balkan Traditions" from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19. This event is part of the museum's Spring Folk Arts Series.
Opportunities Unlimited golf raffle fundraiser features trip to California
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 03:45 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 16th annual golf raffle is taking place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. The event offers golf enthusiasts the chance to win more than $20,000 in men's and women's golf-related equipment and trips.
Community Missions to hold Kids Café April 11
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
Families of young children in the Niagara region may wonder what fun and interesting activities are available for youth on weekends. Community Missions hopes to provide an answer to this question.
Mockup of UB's new medical school passes 'worst-case scenario' wind and rainstorm tests with flying colors
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm
Starting in April, beams of steel will rise at the construction site at the corner of Main and High streets in downtown Buffalo, providing passersby with their first glimpse of the new University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which will open in 2017.
 

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