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'Light it up for Lymphedema': Unexplained swelling might be diagnosable, treatable disease
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 06:10 pm
For the past three years, I've organized the "Light it up for Lymphedema" campaign for the New York State Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN). The campaign encourages sites around the state and Canada to glow in teal each March 6, World Lymphedema Day, to raise awareness of lymphedema (LE) and lymphatic diseases (LD), chronic swelling conditions that have no cures. If left untreated, LE and LD can lead to deformities, infections and death.
Q&A: Fitz and the Tantrums bringing 'All the Feels' to the Falls
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 05:20 pm
On their 2019 release, the six-piece crafted a dozen-plus songs that explore doubt and the struggle to succeed; the give and take of love - of pushing someone away while also desperately trying to keep them close; and the soaring highs that come with performing in front of thousands of adoring fans.
Killer Bs
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
For 15 years, the Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. has been Lewiston's go-to place for killer Bs: barbecue and beer.
Grand Island Board of Education: First budget input session held
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
A school aid increase from the state isn't what it appears to be, Board of Education trustees heard Monday.
Lewiston: Moody's finds town in 'healthy financial position'
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
Financial matters and solar were among the discussion items of interest at Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session.
Empower to hold 'Snowflake Basket Auction' fundraiser
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
A quick Google search will show the word "empower" means to give someone the authority or power to do something; or make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. Similar words of both definition, from that same search include: authorize, emancipate, unshackle and permit. Bearing this in mind might explain why United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County Inc. took it on as its nomenclature and became Empower in 2015.
Early education starts for Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
Pre-K is starting up for Niagara-Wheatfield School District. To be held at the Bunny Bunch Day Care, the classes have already filled 120 spaces in nine classes, but there are 21 slots remaining for parents to register their children. Best of all, the classes are free.
Wheatfield Gardens talks to Wheatfield Board
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
This past Monday, the manager of the Wheatfield Gardens greenhouses, Paal Eflstrum, came in front of the Town Board of Wheatfield to update the board members on some of the changes he had made on the border - as documented in a letter to the town - with the Timberlakes subdivision, and asked the board for further instructions on how to be "good neighbors."
NCCC hosts event to help victims of violence, trauma
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
For the second time in two years, NCCC will be hosting SUNY's "Got Your Back" comfort bag preparation volunteer event for those fleeing from violence and trauma.
Mount St. Mary's hosts 'Valentine's Day Extravaganza'
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 08:55 am
The annual "Valentine's Day Extravaganza," run by the mission committee at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, will be held today in the front lobby of the hospital.
Q&A: Echosmith offering hope to 'Lonely Generation'
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 05:40 pm
On their sophomore album, "Lonely Generation," Echosmith doesn't shy away from exploring life's valleys while addressing society's obsession with social media. Those ideas are tempered by reflection, joy in the sibling trio's journey together, and, of course, finding love.
Grand Island Town Board adopts law against aggressive solicitation
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:05 am
Property damage, theft, and people being approached at private events by aggressive panhandlers were issues addressed by Ralph Lommer, former board member of the Grand Island Moose Lodge. He was one of a group of people who spoke at a public hearing at the Feb. 3 Grand Island Town Board meeting on a local law regulating aggressive panhandling on public property.
DeGlopper statue taking shape
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:05 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has approximately 60 or 70 hours of work left to do on the statue of Charles DeGlopper that will be unveiled in June in the park that bears his name.
Soup's on! The Como Deli on Center Street brings lunchtime favorite to Lewiston
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
When The Sentinel broke news of The Como Restaurant expanding into Lewiston in 2018, one of the first thoughts - nay, wishes ... hopes ... dreams! - was that village diners would be able to pick up a pint of pastina or a quart of minestrone from the world-famous Italian kitchen.
Community comes to assistance of families displaced from fire in Woods at Blairville apartments
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
Area fire company investigators are continuing their probe into a tragic fire that disrupted residents in two Lewiston apartments.
Grand Island is home to Buffalo Sports Museum
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
It's also safe to say there is only one 1,000-square-foot basement on the Island referred to as "The Buffalo Sports Museum" and, after a tour, the name is perfect and it is a space any museum curator would be proud of. A countless number of Buffalo sports memorabilia meticulously fill every inch of the walls, ceiling and floor in the basement of John Boutet, sports archivist, author, athlete and a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors and the BFLO Experience, which is looking for a large downtown space to house the Buffalo sports, broadcasters and music halls of fame.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Annual Undie Sunday drive runs Feb. 10-24
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
Drew Bernstein is a missionary at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy on Buffalo's East Side. He is also the coordinator of its Code Blue initiative when up to 50 cots and bedding are rolled out for homeless men to escape the winter cold at night when the temperatures are below freezing. It is a place where these men can obtain a hot meal and breakfast in the morning, dry their clothing and hopefully, a good night's sleep in a safe environment.
Aftermath awards grant to Lewiston Police Department
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:30 pm
Ken Rosa, senior manager, law enforcement relations for Aftermath, visited the Lewiston Police Department this week for presentation of the Aftermath K-9 $1,000 grant.
North Tonawanda: Pappas gives State of the City
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting began with the "State of the City" address by Mayor Arthur Pappas. The subjects of focus for the address included development, jobs, highway and water projects, as well as the bail and discovery/speedy trial reform laws enacted at the beginning of the year by the state.
A look at Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
Sara Capen works as the executive director of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. In that role, she leads a small team on tourist-related projects such as the Discover Niagara Shuttle, the Niagara Falls Underground Heritage Center and the Heritage Arts Mural Project, just to name a few.
Lewiston: Mayor to form digital sign committee; Marasco encourages board to 'pump brakes' on replacement
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees is taking a step back from pursuing a digital sign at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
Village of Lewiston set to break ground on inclusive playground May 3
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 06:15 pm
The Village of Lewiston plans to break ground this spring on a $750,000 inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. Mayor Anne Welch said a groundbreaking ceremony will take place as part of the 25th annual "Spring Fling" on Sunday, May 3.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes wins Pete Rozelle Trophy as Super Bowl LIV Most Valuable Player
Sun, Feb 2nd 2020 11:35 pm
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl LIV Most Valuable Player.
River Region invited to again 'Sip. Shop. Eat!' their way through Village of Lewiston
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:05 am
The Lewiston Business Group caught lightning in a bottle last year with its first "Sip. Shop. Eat! Lewiston Style." The event debuted on a Hallmark card-like winter day and, thanks to an array of special deals at stores and restaurants, drew large crowds (and even larger sales).
Grand Island Board of Education: Road signs to mark GIHS boys volleyball state championship
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
New road signage will soon go up on the Island noting the town is the home of the 2019 New York State champions in boys volleyball.
Buffalo: New York State DOT begins process of replacing Skyway
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
As the 2020s begin to grow on us, the buzzword "new" is becoming common in Buffalo-Niagara. As in new faces, new opportunities, new attractions, a new spirit and new attitude.
Village of Lewiston, WTS youth sports partnership is all aces
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston and Gary Hall have reteamed for another year of indoor tennis at the WTS court on North Second and Mohawk streets. Lessons are provided to participants ages 5-13, regardless of their residency.
Town of Lewiston looking for public input on proposed Lower River Road park project
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:55 pm
This past Tuesday, Town of Lewiston officials held a public information meeting regarding the proposed Lower River Road Town Park. After a brief summary of the conceptual plan, residents were encouraged to share design and amenity ideas for the park.
Mark Daul: The people we don't forget
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:55 pm
There are many, many people we'll meet in a lifetime. Some stand out and, for the most part, they are really great people who have been gone for several years now, but will never be forgotten.
Town of Niagara Supervisor Wallace sits down for interview with Tribune
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
In last year's elections, Lee Wallace ran for his second term as supervisor in the Town of Niagara unopposed by any candidates for the position. The hometown politician, who said he never wanted to be a politician, is now in his fifth year of working for the town as its head.
Wheatfield group enhances Niagara Falls Boulevard with banners
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
Nine banners have been put up along Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield, and one more at the Town Hall campus to welcome visitors, residents and commuters to the town. The idea is to make citizens proud to be a part of the town, and put an earworm into everyone else's brain about this place.
Isle View wins 'WNY's Best Wings' contest
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 04:20 pm
Chicken wings are serious business in Western New York - which is why it's no surprise more than 40 restaurants, pubs and chains were nominated to win Niagara Frontier Publications' "WNY's Best Wings" contest.
North Point Worship to perform at Kingdom Bound's Awaken 2020 conference
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 09:50 pm
North Point Worship never set out to become a Kingdom Bound mainstage act, pen a hit tune that's now a staple at congregations around the world, or lead 40,000-plus people in song each weekend at one of the largest churches in America.
Bieber fever: Justin Bieber to perform in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 08:45 am
Grammy Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber announced today his fifth studio album, "Changes." will arrive Feb. 14 via RBMG/Def Jam Recordings, along with the official public on-sale for tickets to the "Changes Tour," presented by T-Mobile with special guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith. The tour, promoted by AEG Presents, kicks off in Seattle at the CenturyLink Field on Thursday, May 14.
Grand Island Town Board: Public hearing on proposed new panhandling law set for Feb. 3
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board set a hearing to consider a new law to address panhandling on the Island.
Southpointe project is 'not dead,' councilman says
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Four months after former Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray stated "Southpointe is dead again," Grand Islanders who oppose the development on the south end of the Island may fear what is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.
'Park After Dark': Volunteer committee rebrands fundraiser for Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
All remains quiet on the Lake Ontario shores in Olcott as debate continues in many circles on IJC Plan 2014. But that doesn't mean other, more exciting discussions for the area's summer seasons aren't taking place.
New face in Niagara making her mark in tech world
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
One of the neat attributes of life in Buffalo-Niagara - beyond this region's vast amount of natural, historical, artistic and cultural qualities - is the constantly evolving entrepreneurship and insightful business talents of its residents.
'WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FATALITY. IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN.'
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Local elected leaders are again making a push to lower the speed limit on Center Street, from 30 miles per hour down to 25 mph.
Community Missions: Sweetheart Dinner returns to Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The 23rd annual Sweetheart Dinner is trudging through each snowy day of the winter calendar to wow the community by showing them an enjoyable evening at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls.
 

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