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Niagara County funding assists Youngstown Arts and Music Festival
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association is the recipient of a $500 check presented this week from First District Niagara County Legislator Clyde Burmaster. The funding from the county legislature assisted YBPA with the fourth annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival, held Oct. 7 at Falkner Park.
Made in Lewiston: 'After the Sun Fell' screens at BIFF
Mon, Oct 9th 2017 12:20 pm
Multicom Entertainment Group and Choice Studios Group/Choice Films & Theatricals brought "After the Sun Fell" to the 11th annual Buffalo International Film Festival for a special screening Sunday inside the North Park Theatre.
Buffalo-area Tim Hortons unveils new handcrafted espresso menu
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:35 pm
Tim Hortons U.S. restaurants are unveiling a new lineup of premium, handcrafted espresso beverages, including lattes, Americanos and cappuccinos - each available hot or iced. The lineup features new lattes, which pair rich espresso with freshly steamed milk, and come in flavors such as caramel, vanilla, mocha and pumpkin spice.
Play ball: Niagara University bringing baseball back to Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 05:40 pm
The Niagara Power collegiate baseball team entertained kids, families and fans at Sal Maglie Stadium from 2007 to 2015. After two whole summers removed from the New York Collegiate Baseball League, the Power have come back home to Niagara Falls. On Monday afternoon, representatives from Niagara University and the Niagara Power came together to announce the return of the Power.
A lighter 'Blacklist' in store for fans this season
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:25 pm
After last season's "holy crap!" of a finale, "The Blacklist" returned Wednesday with a lighter, funnier episode.
'After the Sun Fell': Feature film made in Lewiston to get special BIFF screening
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 10:00 am
"The Morning Sun" will rise once again in Western New York.
YBPA meets, talks music & arts fest
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:30 pm
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association's fall meeting took place Tuesday at the Youngstown Yacht Club (a member business).
PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston
Sun, Aug 27th 2017 12:00 am
The 16th annual celebration of jazz in the Village of Lewiston - now known as the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY presented by Northwest Bank - kicked off Friday with lines of people piled up and down Center Street. Music rang out across a half-dozen stages, and crowds flocked to a plethora of local food vendors.
Miss New York Gabrielle Walter offers encouragement, advice to Peach Queen contestants
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 02:05 pm
2018 Miss New York Gabrielle Walter was the guest speaker at the annual Peach Queen dinner on Wednesday. The Clarence native encouraged 12 attending contestants to live with purpose, give back to others, and rely on their families when times get tough.
'Battle of the Businesses' at annual OUN bartending event
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 10:15 am
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual "Celebrity Bartending" event - this year dubbed "Battle of the Businesses" - from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities whom the agency supports.
A monumental tribute: Youngstown sculptor to create Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper statue
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has received a new commission of great significance for Grand Island. She has been chosen to create the statue of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper, a World War II hero from Grand Island.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: 'Beat Blossom' blooms at Artpark
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 06:55 pm
Internationally renowned percussionist Cyro Baptista collaborated with Buffalo-based sculptor Shasti O'Leary Soudant and students from the University at Buffalo to create a colorful, interactive work called "Beat Blossom." Both were on hand to officially debut the sound-generating instrument on Sunday at Artpark in Lewiston. A dedication ceremony and concert took place inside the Percussion Garden.
Community celebrates 51 years of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston owes its reputation for being a thriving arts community to the annual Lewiston Art Festival. Sponsored by Lewiston Council on the Arts and now in its 51st year, the festival has been named top cultural destination/summer festival showcase event by a handful of national publications.
Wegmans, Instacart to expand same-day grocery delivery to Western & Central New York
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:15 am
Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, and Wegmans Food Markets will expand same-day grocery delivery service to Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in August. The service allows Wegmans customers to complete their grocery shopping online, and have their orders delivered to their doors in as little as an hour.
Harbor seal pup born at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:40 pm
For the first time in 30 years, a new harbor seal pup has been born at the Aquarium of Niagara.
Historic First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston celebrates 200 years of helping others
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 09:00 am
On Center Street in Lewiston, historic buildings and figures can be seen from left to right. One of the most historic buildings, though, can be found by turning down South Fifth Street and heading to 505 Cayuga St.
Ortt delivers a total of $35,000 to eastern Niagara County libraries
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 05:05 pm
New York Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $35,000 in ceremonial checks to the public libraries in eastern Niagara County. Ortt secured the funding as part of the 2017-18 state budget in addition to funding secured last year for public libraries throughout his district.
Philip Burke back at Artpark
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:55 pm
Artpark & Company and LB Mason Fine Art have once again partnered with Philip Burke to showcase the vibrant and unique artwork he creates and has displayed around the world. As part of select "Tuesdays in the Park" and "Coors Light" concerts, the Buffalo-born artist is painting headline performers in his own unique style.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, partners selected to host nationally recognized SPLASH event to celebrate clean water, engage community
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 05:10 pm
Hundreds of Western New Yorkers will make a SPLASH and celebrate clean water and water-based activities on July 29 with Paddles Up Niagara 2017 presented nationally by Toyota.
WATCH: Erendira Wallenda flies over Niagara Falls
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 05:15 pm
On June 15, the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across Niagara Falls, his wife, Erendira, broke his iron jaw hang Guinness World Record by dangling 300 feet above the Horseshoe Falls - at times by her teeth.
Sentinel recognized for service
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 04:20 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Sentinel was recognized for 30 years of service to the community. Speaking of The Sentinel at Tuesday's Lewiston-Porter Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Paul Casseri said, "While we want to honor you, we certainly want to thank you.
Showing care
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 09:40 am
The United Way of Greater Niagara held its "Day of Caring" on Wednesday. As part of the initiative, volunteers worked at the Casey House, located on 710 Cedar Ave., Niagara Falls.
AT&T's 'It Can Wait' virtual reality simulator showcases dangers of distracted driving as part of AAA's '100 Deadliest Days'
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 11:20 am
New York State Sens. Chris Jacobs and Michael Ranzenhofer, AAA Western and Central New York, New York State Police and AT&T teamed up Thursday to raise awareness for AAA's "100 Deadliest Days" (the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen crash fatalities historically climb 15 percent compared to the rest of the year), as well as AT&T's "It Can Wait" public education campaign and state distracted driving laws.
ECHDC, Outer Harbor Management Group announce summer programming & events schedule
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 04:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the Outer Harbor Management Group (OHMG) on Friday announced their 2017 season of summer activities for the whole family.
Salute: HART celebrates 35 years
Thu, May 25th 2017 05:50 pm
At an awards ceremony on Wednesday, HART Interfaith Inc. (also known as the Home Assistance Referral Team) marked 35 years of helping seniors. "Salute!" was the theme of the dinner program, which was held inside the new Niagara Falls Country Club banquet room in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston celebrates Lewiston Garden Club: '90 Years and Growing'
Tue, May 16th 2017 02:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston dedicated a sign and picture board to the Lewiston Garden Club on Monday. In 2017, the organization turns 90.
HANCI celebrates National Nurses Week
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:05 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. marked National Nurses Week by paying tribute to its staff.
Artpark adds 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective
Tue, May 2nd 2017 11:35 am
For over four decades, Artpark has been a unique destination for new and experimental statements of art, nature and performance. In keeping with that idea this summer, Artpark & Company has announced a concert featuring two visually stunning outdoor spectacles: William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, and "Big Bang" by the French performance group Plasticiens Volants. The show will conclude the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Meals on Wheels volunteers honored
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:50 pm
#LiveNF presented its third Volunteer Fair on Tuesday at the John Duke Senior Center in Niagara Falls. The annual event for Falls residents and community organizations is designed to engage them for the betterment of the Cataract City.
St. Peter R.C. Church presents 3rd annual 5K run/walk
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:25 am
St. Peter R.C. Church invites the Western New York community to participate in its third annual 5K run/1k walk on Saturday, May 20.
Drop the mic: Hard Rock puts new spin on karaoke
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 01:20 pm
Karaoke has never been this cool.
VIDEO: Demolition ramps up at Fairchild site
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 05:25 pm
A demolition crew is wasting no time tearing down the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home site on Onondaga Street in Lewiston. An entire wing was removed on Monday, and enormous piles of metal, concrete, wood and brick were sorted and removed on Tuesday.
Maid of the Mist ready for earliest launch in history
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:25 pm
For the second consecutive season, the Maid of the Mist will launch on the earliest date in the storied history of one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions.
Heart, Love & Soul to host annual recognition dinner
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 04:00 pm
Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room will hold its annual recognition dinner to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Heart, Love & Soul, 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
The Sentinel at 30: Publisher, first editor and ad rep recall starting newspaper
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Sentinel recently caught up with Michael Linenfelser, the newspaper's first advertising rep, and Joelle Logue, the editor who so eloquently laid forth the newspaper's goals and code of conduct in the very first issue. Also shedding light on the matter was Skip Mazenauer, The Sentinel's first and only publisher.
Memorial Day 2017: Parade, remembrance ceremony, community luncheon returning
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, has announced it will again host a Memorial Day parade, remembrance ceremony and a community luncheon on Memorial Day, which is May 29.
'Gowns For Prom' in need of dresses, shoes, volunteers
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The 12th annual "Gowns For Prom" program, sponsored by Colvin Cleaners and presented by Allstate, is seeking donations of new or gently used formal gowns, shoes and accessories of any size. These items are cleaned by Colvin Cleaners and provided free of charge to young ladies in area high schools who are unable to afford a prom gown.
Higgins celebrates Buffalo & Niagara Falls students making history in latest NASA launch
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed Buffalo and Niagara Falls students back to Western New York following a trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Center to witness their work blast up to the International Space Station during a launch on Sunday, Feb. 19.
Artpark looks to go '70s retro
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 07:00 am
Tanis Winslow, director of art programs at Artpark, announced this week that Artpark & Company officials are seeking to return that now drab-looking parking area adjacent to the Mainstage Theater complex and below the outdoor amphitheater to its late '70s flavor, complete with multicolors.
 

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