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Historical Association of Lewiston looks back at decade that brought us The Sentinel
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
On behalf of the Historical Association of Lewiston and its board of directors, happy birthday Sentinel! The Sentinel's first edition was issued Feb. 14, 1987, and actually had the title of "We Need A Name!" It was since that very first edition that the HAL started its long relationship with the Sentinel, when we placed our member meeting notice in it for a historian to speak about the history of Lundy's Lane.
'Sesame Street Live's' 'Make a New Friend' takes stage in Buffalo
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 02:45 pm
Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their "Sesame Street" friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to "Sesame Street." Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies.
Limited time discount offer for Artpark Theater Academy
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 12:20 pm
Artpark & Company will present a unique and new opportunity for local youth to let their talents shine in a full production of "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." presented at the Mainstage Theater. The production includes a complete set and will be created, designed, rehearsed and performed by Artpark Theater Academy students.
Niagara Falls Comic Con returns in June
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:30 pm
Niagara Falls on both sides of the border have become the mecca of family getaways. But thousands of families travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario, to take part in the biggest pop culture event of the year: Niagara Falls Comic Con.
'Interrupting Poverty' theme for 5th annual Niagara County Poverty Conference
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The fifth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference will be presented on Friday, March 3, at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University.
Relay For Life kickoff breakfast
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:55 pm
On Saturday, Jan. 28, Relay For Life of Greater Niagara held its kickoff breakfast at the New York Power Authority's Power Vista in Lewiston. Breakfast was donated by Mrs. Thank You of Lewiston in memory of Rosemary Smith.
NT: Mayor's Snowflake Ball to benefit American Legion
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda, will host the eighth annual Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Avenue, North Tonawanda.
'Toast & Jam' returns to The Brickyard
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 07:35 pm
"Toast & Jam," now in it's 18th year, begins Monday, Feb. 20. The jazz-jamming, blues-rocking, poetry-reading event runs from 7-10 p.m. weekly (through March 27) at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston.
Upstate New York affiliates of Susan G. Komen join forces for bigger impact on breast cancer
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 10:35 am
Four Susan G. Komen affiliates in New York state have restructured and centralized their operations and, pending legal approval expected within the next several weeks, created "Susan G. Komen Upstate New York."
Higgins & Collins stand prepared to defend Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:45 pm
Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Chris Collins announced plans to work jointly to defend the future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Community Missions presents 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Feb. 10
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:40 pm
Community Missions Inc. will celebrate its 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls.
Set sail to Spice Harbor
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
A reporter in Spice Harbor is like a kid in a candy store.
Registration opens for 5th annual 'Spring It On' campaign
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 03:55 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County has opened registration for its successful "Spring It On" campaign for interested nonprofit organizations. Now in its fifth year, the annual campaign is a 24-hour fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for-profit organizations throughout Western New York with a unique one-day focus.
Cuomo proposes extension of state film tax credit program through 2022
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 06:00 pm
Recognizing the impact of the New York state film tax credit program, leaders of the film and television production industry in New York applauded Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2017-18 executive budget proposal, which includes a full extension of the program, at $420 million per year, through 2022.
Lockport: Nominate a recipient for 12th annual 'Key to the Locks' award
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:50 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center and Niagara History Center are seeking nominees for the 12th annual "Key to the Locks" award.
Heart of Niagara holding 5th 'Taste of the Niagara Region' fundraiser
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:50 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold its fifth annual "Heart to Heart, Taste of the Niagara Region" fundraiser from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
New name for Salon Semir
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 06:05 pm
Those walking up the stairs at 421 Center have recently noticed some changes. Oh, sure, it's still the same, world-famous Semir Huzmeli styling hair, but, within the business, many things have changed.
Dog on lap while driving: Unsafe ... and illegal
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:00 pm
While driving under the influence was once the major focus of safety on the road, distracted driving of all kinds has gained national attention in recent years. Texting and driving has proven to be the latest serious road hazard. It has cost a number of lives, and 42 states have developed laws and campaigns against it.
2016 - The Year In Sentinel Covers
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
What follows is a brief recap of our staff's favorite prominent news stories, and images of past Sentinel covers, encapsulating major events and trends in northern Niagara.
Joshua Maloni's top 10 celebrity interviews of 2016
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 04:10 am
Here are my favorite celebrity interviews from 2016 (with clickable links).
Designated Drivers expanding north
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
"It's all about being responsible." So commented Mike Mulé, president of Designated Drivers of Buffalo, earlier this week.
Get timesaving tips & latest kitchen hacks, culinary trends from the pros on a new season of 'Kitchen Sink'
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
Start your Sundays off in the new year with food, friends and fun, in a new season of "Kitchen Sink," premiering Sunday, Jan. 15 (11 a.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
State Parks offers free ice-skating
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 11:40 am
The outdoor skating rink at DeVeaux Woods State Park is now open. Reservoir State Park's rink should be ready within the week.

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