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Olcott Lions 'Swim for Sight' set for Sunday
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:25 am
COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and, with that, a number of popular community events are making their comeback.
Discover Niagara Shuttle season begins with new route to Lockport
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:10 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle, the complimentary hop-on/hop-off service that connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara, is set to kick off its sixth season. This year promises to be its most exciting yet, with new routes, new stops, and new places to see along the way.
The Tragically Hip surprise fans with new album, 'Saskadelphia'
Thu, May 20th 2021 09:15 am
Celebrated, iconic band The Tragically Hip announce a brand-new album, "Saskadelphia," out Friday, May 21.
Fantasy Island: Not yet a done deal
Thu, May 20th 2021 09:00 am
Grand Island Supervisor John Whitney said talks on reopening Fantasy Island are still at the "hopeful" and "tentative" stage.
Village of Lewiston breaks ground on new playground site
Mon, May 17th 2021 12:40 pm
Elected leaders joined together Sunday to break ground on the Village of Lewiston's inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. A ceremony was held at the end of the 25th annual Spring Fling event for children.
Grand Island's Fantasy Island may rise again
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:40 am
Grand Island Supervisor John Whitney has confirmed reports Fantasy Island - closed since February 2020 - is the subject of negotiations designed to reopen the park under new management.
Lewiston Tops adding a Starbucks; now featuring Boar's Head - 'Cadillac of lunchmeats'
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:25 am
Since 1964, DiMino's Lewiston Tops has been the River Region's go-to source for groceries and everything chefs need for home-cooked meals. This fall, it will become the go-to place for America's No. 1 coffee company: Starbucks.
YBPA awarded 2021 Mayne Community Enhancement funding
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:00 am
As COVID-19 slowly drifts into history, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association has set its eyes for the future.
Alder Creek Music Store to close
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:00 am
Behind every band and performer, there have been specialists like Steve Wingrove of Alder Creek Music (2880 Niagara Falls Blvd.) helping to make the instruments last at least as long as their owners.
Big-ticket concerts returning to Artpark
Fri, May 14th 2021 07:50 am
Artpark & Company made two concert announcements this week, signaling a return of its popular "Tuesdays in the Park" and "Coors Light" concert series. Fitz and the Tantrums and Blackberry Smoke are slated to perform this summer at the South Fourth Street venue in Lewiston.
All Grand Island students could return to class May 19
Wed, May 12th 2021 09:50 am
Grand Island secondary students could be heading back to five-day, in-person classes as soon as next Wednesday, May 19.
Community Missions' business clothing closet to help individuals take next step
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:00 pm
For nearly a century, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. has been a leading service provider for vulnerable individuals and families in Niagara Falls. For many who find themselves in positions of need, the organization is a vital source of food, clothing and shelter, as well as other crucial mental health, crisis and recovery services.
Plans presented for Frontier House
Tue, May 11th 2021 11:05 am
The Village of Lewiston has its first look at plans to restore the historic Frontier House at 460 Center St.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for May 7, 2021
Fri, May 7th 2021 05:10 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for May 7, 2021
Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo: Major League Baseball returns - this time with fans in stands
Fri, May 7th 2021 12:15 pm
The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Wednesday what the Island Dispatch speculated in its April 23 Island-wide issue: Major League Baseball games will be played in downtown Buffalo's Sahlen Field for the second straight year.
Lew-Port student holds fundraiser to help out Youngstown fire families
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:55 am
On Tuesday, March 2, a fast-moving fire at a Village of Youngstown apartment complex resulted in significant damage to the building and displaced four families with children into the chilly winter night.
Village of Lewiston recognizes 4th-grade dog advocate
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:45 am
Mayor Anne Welch presented a certificate of appreciation to Lewiston-Porter Intermediate Education Center fourth-grade student Charlotte Ryan, whose "passion project" was pushing elected leaders to look out for dogs.
DEC to rescind negative declaration for asphalt plant
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:35 am
Amid public backlash from residents and neighboring communities, as well as some newly raised issues, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is preparing to rescind its environmental OK for a planned asphalt plant in the Town of Niagara.
NTPD warns violators solid waste code will be enforced
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:30 am
The North Tonawanda Police Department issued a public information announcement via its Facebook page regarding recent amendments to the city's solid waste code. On April 20, the North Tonawanda City Council approved an amendment to Chapter 45 of the City Code regarding solid waste, which imposed stricter penalties for violating new bulk pickup rules.
NT: Community Development director leaving for new job
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:30 am
Earlier this week, Michael Zimmerman announced his resignation as director of community development, effective May 14.
Former Page's Whistle Pig and Clancy's Restaurant site demolished
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:25 am
Last Thursday, demolition crews began tearing down the vacated structures located at 7001 Packard Road in the Town of Niagara. The location was most recently the site of Clancy's Restaurant. However, for many locals, the location will forever be remembered as the home of Page's Whistle Pig.
Niagara County Peach Festival to return
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:20 am
As announcements continue on the state level with regard to COVID-19 reopening plans and protocol changes, there's some upbeat news on the local level: The annual Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach festival is a go for this year.
Grand Island Garden Walk is back for 2021
Wed, May 5th 2021 07:00 am
Mark your calendars on July 11 for the return of the Grand Island Garden Walk.
Lost behind the screen
Mon, May 3rd 2021 02:20 pm
Social media is perhaps the largest trend of the 21st century and has people of all ages addicted to its glossy finish. Since its invention in the late '90s and its growing popularity at the turn of the century, social media has taken the world by storm. It is the most common with millennials and Generation Z because they grew up with it.
From victims to victors: Family Justice Center helps find path out of domestic abuse
Mon, May 3rd 2021 12:40 pm
"If the Family Justice Center had existed on Grand Island when I was going through what I experienced, I would not have had that public humiliation in court," Mason says. "It would have been very private. It has been a very long, arduous process to end up at Trinity, and this has been a very collaborative project with so many individuals involved."
Trash? It's in the bag for Island's 2nd annual cleanup
Mon, May 3rd 2021 12:25 pm
Eric Fiebelkorn, Grand Island Chamber of Commerce president, never imagined he would be so excited being surrounded by so many bags of trash.
Who is Kentrell Gaulden (aka Youngboy Never Broke Again)?
Sat, May 1st 2021 01:25 pm
Who is Youngboy Never Broke Again?
Bad cell phone habits at night can destroy sleep quality
Sat, May 1st 2021 01:05 pm
Most people check their phones at the last second before going to sleep, and put their phones near the bed. This is a serious problem and can cause insomnia. The reason is that cell phones can be harmful to people's sleep during the night. Constant notifications could cause poor sleep quality, anxiety, depression and decreased efficiency in the morning.
There is no Planet B: 5 ways to be more sustainable in 2021
Sat, May 1st 2021 12:45 pm
There is no Planet B.
Why the rhino matters
Sat, May 1st 2021 12:15 pm
We have a responsibility to protect those who don't have a voice.
Our planet is OUR responsibility
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 09:50 pm
We have only one world; however, the world we have is disintegrating at our feet. The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we eat are all connected to the environment; but we are watching them disappear in front of our eyes.
Inside the eyes of a broadcast
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 08:40 pm
These are the words that are said by the director every broadcast, which starts the broadcast for the viewing pleasure, but there is more behind the scenes going on that one may see on the television screen. At Niagara University, all of the sporting events are done by a student run broadcast.
The rise of social media in 2021
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 08:30 pm
Social media, recently, has been taking over due to the amount of businesses and customers who take advantage of the ability to communicate on the platforms. This has started to become a part of everyday life for people and the businesses they create as we move into 2021. This can be seen from some of the most successful people on Earth all the way to smaller businesses.
Where pandemic-exiled moviegoers can buy digital movies
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 08:20 pm
Are you the type of person who needs the smell of "Butter Flavored Topping" to genuinely enjoy watching a movie? Does a movie seem better to you if your feet are sticking to the floor while you are watching it? Does it feel uncomfortable watching a movie without people sitting behind you talking about the awesome concert they attended last week? If so, the coronavirus pandemic has certainly put a damper on your moviegoing experience.
Niagara University theater hopes to return to stage in fall 2021 semester
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 08:15 pm
The Niagara University Theatre Department, along with most university theater programs, has been faced with the challenge of maintaining the standards of both curriculum and theatrical performances while also following COVID-19 protocols during the 2020-21 academic year.
Niagara University senior accepted to The Stella Adler Conservatory
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 04:35 pm
James DeLano originally hadn't planned on attending college after high school - let alone a conservatory program afterward.
College students face burnout in online learning
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 04:10 pm
In a time when many students are living and learning in the same environment, it's easy to feel burnout as the two blend together. This is no exception for college students who are combatting lack of motivation through Zoom classes and due dates, as their beds became their classrooms.
Remembering One-Nine
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 03:55 pm
Patrick Romano, 23, was a college hockey player at Niagara University. Tragically and unexpectedly, in the early hours of the morning on March 27, Patrick passed away in a fire in his off campus house on Wyoming Avenue in Niagara Falls.
College mental health crisis: Thoughts from current students & tips to help
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 03:40 pm
For many, college is a time for freedom, growth, and change. College is being independent for the first time, and it is exciting, new, and daunting. College is also late nights in the library spent with a coffee and a textbook.
Friend remembers Trotter as leader, admirable soldier
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 12:20 pm
Rich Trotter, Emerson Gloss and Ray Sommer Jr. all received their draft notices during the Vietnam War on the same day, Oct. 26, 1966, four months after they made history as members of the first graduating class from Grand Island High School. Before they all departed for basic training, a party was held at the Island Lanes, and they all received good wishes from everyone.
 

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