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Diamonds in the Ruff animal rescue organization visits library
Sat, Mar 5th 2022 07:00 am
On Feb. 26, visitors to the Grand Island Memorial Library had the opportunity to meet a puppy being fostered by a volunteer with Diamonds in the Ruff animal rescue, as well as support the organization through the purchase of shirts, hats and other merchandise.
Mask mandate ends in schools
Sat, Mar 5th 2022 07:00 am
As of Wednesday, wearing a mask became optional in Grand Island schools. This was in response to Gov. Kathy Hochul's announcement on Sunday of the state's plan to end the mask requirement in schools starting on that date.
Lewiston marks two years since shutdown with return of 'Sip. Shop. Eat!'
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 09:45 am
Participants "Sip" and "Shop" from 1-5 p.m., and "Eat," well, whenever they're hungry! They collect a punch card at designated gold star balloon businesses; stop into any of the participating sites along Center Street, which will be marked with star balloons (red - "Sip" and "Shop"; blue - "Sip" and "Eat"); take a look around to see what's inside, and get the punch card punched. No purchase is necessary - but purchases are always appreciated.
Olcott Lions 'Swim for Sight' returns this Sunday
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 09:30 am
Joining a growing list of activities back on the scene from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olcott Lions Club will hosting its 53rd annual "Polar Bear Swim for Sight" fundraiser at Krull County Park in Olcott Beach on Sunday. The fun gets underway at 10 a.m. and continues throughout the early afternoon.
Community celebrates as Ghada Have It! returns to town
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 09:25 am
In July of 2021, Bashar Srouji was in the midst of realizing his lifelong dream. His Mediterranean restaurant/pizzeria, Ghada Have It!, was six months into a successful first year of operation. But on July 20, a historic rainstorm in the Town of Niagara nearly washed those dreams away completely.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 4, 2022
Thu, Mar 3rd 2022 06:30 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 4, 2022
Q&A: Lizzy Greene making her mark on 'A Million Little Things'
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 08:40 pm
Lizzy Greene has achieved something many of her contemporaries have not: a second act.
Grand Island Half Marathon set for May 7
Sat, Feb 26th 2022 07:00 am
Scott Strang and his son, Drew, have run as a duo team in several marathons, such as the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon. On May 7, the duo will run in the 28th running of the Grand Island Half Marathon, which is organized by the Greater Buffalo Track Club.
Grand Island dry cleaners merge after years of competition
Sat, Feb 26th 2022 07:00 am
For 34 years, Russ Petrozzi, owner of Capitol Cleaners at the Grand Island Plaza, and Gary Middione, owner of X Press Cleaners at Town Hall Square, were in competition with each other.
Q&A: Guitar great Samantha Fish returns to Buffalo with fantastic 'Faster'
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 05:00 pm
Samantha Fish should consider hiring Maxwell Jacob Friedman as her hype man because, as he might say, she's better than you - and you know it.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: The Long and the Short of it ...
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 11:05 am
This is the fifth in a brief series of articles providing some insight into the homes in our town and village, which were already erected when the Village of Lewiston was incorporated in 1822. This one is a natural follow up to last week's discussion on a closely related construction, 535 Center, now DiCamillo's Bakery. That was once Calvin Hotchkiss' store.
Village of Lewiston makes decision on Sutherland tribute
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have decided the best way to honor their former colleague is to memorialize him in front of his favorite spot.
HART celebrates 40 years of service to community
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 07:00 am
As many already know, Lewiston has become home to some dynamic organizations over the years. Groups such as Kiwanis, the Rotary, Lions all come to mind.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 25, 2022
Thu, Feb 24th 2022 08:30 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 25, 2022
Dun-dun. Original 'Law & Order' returns to NBC; Odelya Halevi Q&A
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 05:55 pm
The mothership is back. "Law & Order" is returning for a 21st season on NBC - complete with Sam Waterston as D.A. Jack McCoy!
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 18, 2022
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:55 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 18, 2022
Town of Wheatfield looking to create one ZIP code
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:20 am
The Town of Wheatfield is once again requesting one ZIP code for its municipal boundaries, and is looking for residents to provide their own stories of how the ZIP code confusion has negatively impacted their lives.
Concessions in urgent care proposal lead to approval by HPC, Planning Board
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:00 am
Revised designs for a quick care medical building, at 860 Center St., mainly found good opinion with the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation and Planning commissions on Monday.
Lewiston Town Board names new Recreation Department director
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:00 am
Town Supervisor Steve Broderick announced Cathy Cvijetinovic of Grand Island was selected to serve as the new head of the Recreation Department. She succeeds Mike Dashineau who left the position in December.
Niagara Wine Trail names new executive director, officers for 2022
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 09:30 am
The Niagara Wine Trail has named Susan Swiatkowski as its new executive director. In addition, new officers have been chosen to lead the organization for 2022.
Morrison takes command of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 05:45 pm
At a ceremony Saturday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, the 914th Air Refueling Wing welcomed its new wing commander, Col. Lara B. Morrison. Family, friends and officers watched the assumption of command ceremony, saluting the new leader.
Grand Island: 'Test to stay' expanded to include extracurricular activities
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 07:00 am
Students who are participating in the school system's "test to stay" program are now permitted to engage in extracurricular activities, said School Superintendent Dr. Brian Graham at the Feb. 7 Grand Island Central School District Board of Education meeting.
GIHS students share musical experience with School Board
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 07:00 am
In February 2020, a month before the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a nationwide lockdown and months of virtual education, Grand Island High School presented the musical "Beauty and the Beast." None of the performers or their teachers had any idea that it would be two years before another musical would be produced at the high school.
Town accountant files defamation suit against councilman
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 07:00 am
On Jan. 28, Pamela Barton, the Town of Grand Island's senior accountant, filed a lawsuit against Town Councilman Mike Madigan and the Town of Grand Island, alleging Madigan placed a defamatory article in the Sept. 17, 2021, issue of the Island Dispatch. Statements in the article, she alleges, "have no basis in fact" and were "made with actual malice in disregard to plaintiff." She also alleges Madigan made defamatory comments during a Town Board workshop session on Sept. 7, 2021, and Sept. 20, 2021.
Great nephew of WWII Niland brothers' legacy continues service through commission at Officer Candidate School
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:35 am
Ensign James Niland III, from Grand Island, a recent graduate of the Navy's Officer Candidate School (OCS), at Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN), is a descendant of the famous Niland brothers: Edward, Preston, Robert "Bob" and Frederick "Fritz" from Tonawanda, New York.
Local leaders encouraged by what 2022 might bring (back)
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
We asked local leaders to weigh in on this topic and share their expectations - and plans - for 2022. This is part two of our series.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Learn about DiCamillo Bakery building's history
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
World-renowned DiCamillo Bakery has long been doing business at 535 Center St., Lewiston, a building with a long presence and history.
Lew-Port Community Education opens Feb. 14
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
As we move along into 2022, good things continue to happen throughout the River Region and beyond. We are moving ahead on COVID-19, the masks are off (hopefully for good), and a number of neat things are on the horizon - the approach of spring, the thoughts of nicer weather, and a whole slew of exciting things to look forward to this summer.
Residents request Lewiston board rename roadway 'Sutherland Street'
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 10:55 am
Lewiston lost one of its strongest champions when Bruce Sutherland passed Dec. 27. Three days after the former deputy mayor's death, Tom Deal of Deal Realty suggested a portion of South Sixth be renamed "Sutherland Street." Bruce would often hold court from his house, and he and his wife, Jackie, were popular among neighbors.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 11, 2022
Thu, Feb 10th 2022 06:45 pm
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Q&A: Brooke Williamson eager to take back belt in 'Tournament of Champions III'
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 01:00 pm
With double the contestants and double the challenges, who better to win Food Network's "Tournament of Champions III" than B Dub? "Top Chef" alum and season one titleholder Brooke Williamson leads a field of 32 culinary masters looking to win host Guy Fieri's meat-grinder of a competition and take ultimate bragging rights.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 4, 2022
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:50 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 4, 2022
Frontier House work to shift indoors, with anticipated warm-weather start
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:20 pm
Most of the repair work at the Frontier House in the past 10 years has been performed behind the scenes, revealed only through second-hand accounts. But in recent weeks, exterior work has been readily evident and on display for all to see, with massive lifts, scaffolding and tarps surrounding the 198-year-old building.
Grand Island's wildlife, environment to benefit from grant funding
Sat, Jan 29th 2022 07:00 am
Two hundred years ago, when most of Grand Island was covered in dense forests of hickory and oak trees, the pileated woodpecker established its nests annually and raised its young.
What to do with 2022?
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
So, what is the mindset for 2022?
Lew-Port community comes together for 'One District, One Book'
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
The Lewiston Porter "One District, One Book" ("ODOB") literacy initiative continues to create community excitement!
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Sage Tavern could be Lewiston's oldest home
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
Many Lewiston residents enjoy stopping by the Hill-vue Restaurant on Ridge Road just east of Model City Road for a tasty meal. Next time you go, take notice of the building immediately east of the parking lot, because that is the topic of today's article.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 28, 2022
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 08:40 am
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Neighbors express support of Rivertown Development at Town Board meeting
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Webb Road resident Paul Salonek had concerns the Rivertown development, proposed to be built on approximately 26 acres of land between Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard, would remove what he and his family enjoy in their own backyard.
Performer shares magic of 'Disney on Ice'
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 11:50 am
Janie Ochitwa discovered her passion as a small child when she saw a performance of Mary Poppins in an ice show. At the age of 6, she began taking lessons in figure skating, and the skater who played the role of Mary Poppins became her coach.
 

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