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Island of Hope: Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Maureen Tyson shares cancer journey
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Twenty-five years ago, Mark and Maureen Tyson of Grand Island built a relationship while working in the laboratory of Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Expanded: Paladino says Village of Lewiston equally responsible for plaza delays
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 08:00 am
As reported in last week's Sentinel, delays in construction of a new plaza on Center Street in Lewiston led the Zoning Board of Appeals to rule previously granted variances had expired. The ZBA's unanimous opinion is that construction should've begun on the project within one year of the granting of eight village code modifications - by late July 2017.
Community rallies together for Gilmore family
Fri, Jun 1st 2018 07:00 am
When tragedy strikes, it's nice to know people have your back. In Niagara-Wheatfield, Anthony Gilmore can know members of the "Falcons Family" have his back when adversity strikes.
Plaza: Paladino says Village of Lewiston equally responsible for delays
Sat, May 26th 2018 04:45 pm
Delays in construction of a new plaza on Center Street in Lewiston led the Zoning Board of Appeals to rule on Tuesday that previously granted variances are expired.
Casey's Cabana opens in Ferry Village
Sat, May 26th 2018 12:00 pm
Instead of looking for summer work like other people their age, three teenagers from Grand Island High School have spent much of their spring preparing to be their own bosses.
Village of Lewiston: Trustees 'disappointed' plaza changes resulting in further delays
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
It took four years to review and then finally approve Ellicott Development's plan to build a plaza on 4.1 acres of land bordering Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Trustees in the Village of Lewiston are hoping it won't take that long so see the development built and open to the public.
Village of Lewiston Zoning Board deems plaza variances void; Paladino says village equally to blame
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Eight variances granted to Ellicott Development in July 2016 for its Lewiston plaza project were declared void on Tuesday. The village's Zoning Board of Appeals said the Buffalo real estate company failed to commence construction within the period of time listed in municipal code.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Bogey's opens in Beaver Island State Park
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Within a matter of weeks, Cyndy Montana of Grand Island went from candidate for town government to restaurant operator.
DeGlopper Park ready for first Memorial Day
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial had a sprucing up in advance of Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.
Grand Island Board of Education: 2018-19 budget amended
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Just six days after the public overwhelming passed the 2018-19 budget, the Grand Island Board of Education amended the spending plan.
A work in progress for Alexa Foundation: Move to Buffalo has brought challenges for Great Contraption Race
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Planning - albeit slowly - continues for this year's Great Contraption Race.
Relay For Life is June 2
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
The Relay For Life of Greater Niagara will take place Saturday, June 2, at Reservoir State Park.
Belter brothers making name for themselves at Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, May 25th 2018 01:30 pm
Brothers - they fight together, cry together, live together and have each other's backs. For Zack, Tyler and Evan Belter, they do all of that and keep each other on the correct path while playing hockey and lacrosse for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons.
Niagara Falls Air Base holds accident response simulation
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On a rainy Saturday morning, the Niagara Falls Air Base hosted a mass accident response exercise to prepare for any possible crash in the future. With the Thunder of Niagara Air Show set to take place on June 9 and 10, the setting of the simulation was for preparation in the event of an air show crash.
Delisanti to represent Falcons at NYS golf tournament
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
On Monday morning at River Oaks Golf Club in Grand Island, the best high school golfers from Section VI arrived to punch their ticket to the New York state high school golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell from June 2-4.
Lewiston on display at second annual 'Taste'
Mon, May 21st 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up again to produce the annual "A Taste of Lewiston." After a hiatus, the event returned last year bigger and grander than in past years.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves 'Paladino Plaza' site plan change; ZBA members suggest action nullifies variances
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday voted unanimously to approve site plan changes at the Ellicott Development plaza site on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Specifically, members accepted a proposal to re-subdivide adjoining property located behind the building housing tenants including Vincenzo's Pizza House and Sue's Frame of Mind.
Lake property owners again hear of state funding delays
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
And the wait continues. Such was heard by attending Lake Ontario waterfront property owners on Wednesday at a Ransomville session on updates to long delays in awaited state reimbursement funding to damage victims of last year's lakeshore flooding and erosion. It was the second such meeting held to discuss funding delays.
Grand Island: DeGlopper statue supported
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
As work continues on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial in the center of Grand Island, about a dozen people held a peaceful gathering in the park to show their support for a statue depicting Charles DeGlopper with a rifle.
Events at Wurlitzer looks to become premier event venue
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
The Wurlitzer Building along Niagara Falls Boulevard has provided a setting of history and elegance since its construction in 1892. Over 125 years later, that same history and elegance can be seen in the new Events at the Wurlitzer complex.
21st annual Police Memorial Service honors officers killed on duty
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:45 pm
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored Wednesday at the 21st annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service. The event took place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
PHOTOS: AFL/CIO labor unions pay tribute to memory of members who gave lives to job
Sat, May 12th 2018 01:25 pm
AFL/CIO Niagara Orleans Central Labor Council held its 27th annual Workers Memorial Day observation on Saturday. The event took place at the Workers Memorial Monument in Reservoir Park, located just off Route 31 at the base of the New York Power Authority reservoir. Workers, their friends and families, attended the ceremony, which was emceed by Labor Liaison Bill Jakobi.
Renovated Hibbard's Frozen Custard open for season
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:05 am
Following some spring construction, the world-famous Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the 2018 season on Sunday.
Lake to lake portage run set to visit Lewiston this summer
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
At the end of Monday's Village of Lewiston work session, Joe Guerrero announced what he hopes will be the start of an annual event in Western New York and Southern Ontario: A lake to lake portage run.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show set for 2018 return
Thu, May 10th 2018 07:00 am
We're just about a month away from the exhilarating action of the Thunder of Niagara Air Show and get ready - it's back and better than ever in 2018.
Niagara-Wheatfield counters Grand Island rally in NFL contest
Tue, May 8th 2018 08:35 pm
Coach Jim Proefrock calls his Niagara-Wheatfield softball team a "bunch of gamers." Versus Grand Island, the gamers fought back. After blowing a 4-0 lead, the Falcons rallied back to defeat the Vikings, 11-6.
PHOTOS: Destination Niagara USA hosts 4th annual Day of Appreciation
Tue, May 8th 2018 04:35 pm
In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week, Destination Niagara USA honored more than 700 employees from the hospitality and tourism sector on Tuesday. A luncheon was held inside the Niagara Falls Conference Center on Old Falls Street. Prizes were awarded, and tourist entities were given booths to provide more information on their respective summer seasons.
New York Power Authority commemorates Niagara Power Project's listing on National Register of Historic Places
Tue, May 8th 2018 03:30 pm
New York Power Authority representatives joined with local elected officials and members of local preservation groups at the Niagara Power Vista visitors center in Lewiston on Tuesday to commemorate the listing of NYPA's Niagara Power Project in the National Register of Historic Places.
Take a bite out of Lewiston
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:50 pm
Forget the big cities: Foodies need to look no further than Lewiston for a unique culinary scene. This charming village is being recognized for its eateries, due in part to the new restaurants offering nontraditional fare.
Village of Lewiston: Weekly artisan market to debut June 2 in Academy Park
Sat, May 5th 2018 01:55 pm
Following-up on her successful holiday vendor fair, Lewiston entrepreneur Jamie Symmonds will debut a weekly artisan market on June 2 inside Academy Park. Each Saturday (through Oct. 13), a collection of a dozen-plus vendors will offer an assortment of locally grown or produced foods, plus handcrafted bath and body products.
Thaw-out and plan a trip to Olcott
Sat, May 5th 2018 07:00 am
Go back in time. See a stunning sunset. Enjoy salty and sweet delights. Where is this utopian destination? In Western New Yorkers' own backyard at Olcott.
Lewiston: Smelt Fest 1, windstorm 0
Fri, May 4th 2018 09:00 pm
Cars were zigzagging, traffic lights were swinging, and electricity was spotty, but it was going to take more than that to stop the Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrates grand opening
Fri, May 4th 2018 05:05 pm
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrated its grand opening on Friday. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls. It was designed to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
'Into the Badlands': More Emily Beecham in The Widow this season
Fri, May 4th 2018 03:05 pm
As this black clothes-clad, well-made-up, intimidating figure spread her arms over the badlands and sent her butterflies to route her foes, something unexpected began to happen. In the season three premiere, fans began to see less of The Widow, and more of actress Emily Beecham.
Wayside Landscaping & Nursery celebrating 50 years of service
Thu, May 3rd 2018 12:30 pm
For any small business, staying open for a few years is tough work, especially with surrounding competition. For the Rotella family at Wayside Landscaping & Nursery, they've made it look easy, as they will celebrate 50 years of service throughout 2018.
HS Softball: Quider does it all in Falcons victory
Tue, May 1st 2018 11:40 pm
Mackenzie Quider has a huge role for the Niagara-Wheatfield softball team. Not only does she pitch in the circle for the Falcons, she hits fourth in a strong lineup. On Tuesday evening, she showed exactly what she's capable of. The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated the Grand Island Vikings in Niagara Frontier League play, 3-2. The game was the first home game of the year for the Falcons due to dreary April weather.
Buffalo's Food Truck Tuesdays returns to Larkin Square
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 11:00 am
What's better than having a chance to eat food from your choice of over a dozen food trucks in the heart of Buffalo?
Village of Lewiston: Bruce Sutherland, Anne Welch in race for mayor
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday, two-term Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland was the top vote-getter in the Republican Party caucus. Two days later, former Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch garnered the most tallies at the Democrat Party caucus.
Post-winter headaches in Town of Lewiston
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
Resident Mark Elias inquired on the rough road conditions plaguing Morgan Drive, the Morgan Farms area and the town's plans on addressing the matter. Jumping right into it, Town Highway Superintendent Dave Trane replied the town's considerable schedule of road related work and repairs is at last underway, with paving delays thus far placed on the prolonged winter type weather conditions.
Grand Island Lions Club spaghetti dinner raises $ for Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
Preparations for the Grand Island Lions Club's annual spaghetti dinner began at 3 p.m., Sunday, a full day before the dinner.
 

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