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Town of Lewiston moves ahead on water line project
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Following months of planning and discussion, the Town of Lewiston moved on establishing a single town water district at its Monday meeting. It also set the stage for a $10.2 million water line improvement covering numerous areas of Lewiston.
Grand Island Town Board to discuss Golden Age Center issues Monday
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board agenda includes two matters pertaining to staffing and pay at the Golden Age Center, giving council members a chance to revisit an issue over which they have deadlocked.
Grand Island wins another Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Assistance from patrons of the arts helped Grand Island High School students win an unprecedented seventh first-place award in the last eight years at the 2017 Chalk Walk competition.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County. The workshop series is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
ABC's 'American Idol' kicks off open auditions at Walt Disney World Resort
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 05:30 pm
"American Idol" winners Ruben Studdard, Jordin Sparks and Kris Allen kicked off auditions for the first season of "American Idol" on ABC on Thursday from Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The trio was joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in a celebratory ribbon-cutting moment.
Plaza update provided to Planning Board
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 05:05 pm
As forecast in last week's Sentinel, Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino (right) presented plaza changes to the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday. Citing requests from potential tenants, he proposed minor window and door changes for building No. 1.
New school resource officer named at N-W
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 05:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston announced Monday that it has reached a new four-year agreement with the Niagara-Wheatfield School District for a school resource officer to be staffed by the Lewiston Police Department.
'Surfacing' exhibition to display original work by Karen Lee Lewis
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:50 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host an opening reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, for "Surfacing," an exhibition featuring original works by local artist Karen Lee Lewis.
'Art of Fashion' opening at NACC
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:45 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will highlight fashion designers in a versatile collection of exhibits and events in its "Art of Fashion" extravaganza, taking place from Friday, Aug. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Townsend Gallery, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Flix in the Park' movie series begins
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:40 pm
The fourth annual "Flix in the Park" summer movies series will begin this Friday at North Tonawanda's Pine Woods Park.
Legendary ABBA songwriter & co-founder Benny Andersson to release career-spanning, 21-track solo piano album
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 09:20 am
Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announces a brand-new album of solo piano music from legendary Swedish composer and ABBA co-founder Benny Andersson. The album, titled simply "Piano," will be released on Friday, Sept. 29, through iconic classical music label Deutsche Grammophon.
Buffalo Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 2-year deal
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.6 million.
Famous Muscarella's Cannoli to debut at Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 03:25 pm
More than 100 years ago - 1905, to be exact - Vincenzo Muscarella and his wife, Concettina, opened Muscarella's Pastry Shop on Busti Avenue in Buffalo. For the next seven decades (including a move to Niagara Street), the Muscarella family would earn a reputation for high-end desserts.
AAA: Eclipse becomes tourism sensation
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:20 pm
On Monday, Aug. 21, the continental U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979.
Niagara University to implement test-optional admission policy
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:15 pm
Niagara University is taking the lead in Western New York by implementing a test-optional admission policy for the fall 2018 semester. As part of the policy, students seeking admission to Niagara may elect not to submit standardized test scores as part of their admission application.
Budwey's Supermarket purchased by Market in the Square owner
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:15 pm
Grocer Frank Budwey is handing off his family business to the Kusmierski family.
Allstate, Allstate agencies seek to bring hundreds of jobs to New York by year-end
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:00 pm
Allstate Insurance Co. has announced a boost to its sales force in New York to keep pace with growing consumer demand for insurance and financial products and services in the state.
Call to artists & makers: LiveNF 'Makers Market' debuting
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
LiveNF will host its first "Makers Market" in Third Street storefronts (400 block) on Saturday, Dec. 9. This event partners with the Power City Eatery "Santa's Workshop" on that same day (444 Third St.).
Buffalo Sabres announce ticket prices, on-sale dates for 2017-18
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced single-game tickets for the 2017-18 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The Sabres also announced tickets for the team's preseason home games will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Shania Twain announces 2018 'NOW' Tour
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:20 pm
Global superstar Shania Twain has announced she will hit the road next year in support of her new album, "NOW." These dates mark Shania's first tour since "Rock This Country" back in 2015. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off May 3 in Tacoma, Washington, and will run through the rest of the summer, culminating in Las Vegas on Aug. 4 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
William Mattar donations to schools exceeds 1 million pencils
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:00 pm
School supply shortages are found in many inner city and suburban schools. To combat need locally, upstate New York attorney William Mattar sponsors an annual "Pencils 4 Schools" campaign, which provides pencils to students in need.
Fresh from 'AGT,' Grace VanderWaal announces 'Just The Beginning Tour'
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:40 am
Thirteen-year-old singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal is set to embark on her first U.S. headlining tour this fall. The "Just The Beginning Tour" starts with an already sold-out show in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, and will make stops in major cities across the U.S., including Chicago, Boston and New York City.
Gavriluke to join Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center staff
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:40 am
Anna Gavriluke, M.D., an experienced physician and research scientist, will join the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Oct. 1.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County kicks off 100th anniversary celebration as part of Day of Caring event
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
More than 3,600 volunteers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County at KeyBank Center prior to spending the day volunteering as part of the organization's annual "Day of Caring" volunteer event. To celebrate reaching the century milestone there was a ceremonial cake cutting and remarks by UWBEC President and CEO Michael Weiner.
ESD awards Center for Advanced Technology designation to UB
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
Empire State Development has announced its Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) has awarded a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) designation to the University at Buffalo. The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data & Health Sciences (UB CAT) will focus on big data and medicine, with an emphasis on drug development, medical devices and diagnostics.
Food Bank of WNY earns maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
The Food Bank of WNY's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive time the Food Bank of WNY has earned this top distinction.
Total solar eclipse will be a first for many in the US, including a UB expert traveling to see it
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:30 am
"People will be able to see stars as if it were nighttime," says mathematician Gino Biondini.
Dolly Parton to release first children's album, 'I Believe In You,' this fall
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:30 am
At a press conference Wednesday before media reps and their children as special guests, world-renowned entertainer Dolly Parton announced the release of "I Believe In You," her first album written and recorded for kids and those young at heart.
10,000 Maniacs honor music of John Lombardo at Sportsmen's Tavern gig
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:25 am
10,000 Maniacs, one of pop music's most enduring and influential bands, will perform a special show at Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo, on Saturday, Sept. 30, celebrating the birthday of founding member and guitar player John Lombardo.
UB dental school ranked among top 10 in nation, No. 11 worldwide
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine was ranked No. 10 among dental schools in the U.S. and No. 11 among dental schools worldwide in the 2017 global rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Niagara Falls Water Board offers additional comments on second overflow; DEC investigating
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:25 am
The Niagara Falls Water Board on Wednesday offered additional commentary regarding an overflow that occurred on Aug. 15, following a heavy rain event in Niagara County. This volume overflow situation was formally reported via the SPDES permit and NY Alert System Tuesday afternoon.
PHOTOS: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Artpark
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:00 am
Southern rock royalty took the stage this week at Artpark, as Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined "Tuesdays in the Park." The band cranked out a slew of hits over its 90-minute set.
Border Patrol hosts Citizens Academy
Wed, Aug 16th 2017 04:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station will have border patrol agents hosting a Citizens Academy in Niagara Falls beginning Thursday, Aug. 17, and continuing through Thursday, Sept. 21. Participants of the academy will meet from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday at the Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station.
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson at Artpark on Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 16th 2017 07:00 am
Ian Anderson will perform a multimedia rock concert, Jethro Tull, at Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series in Lewiston. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at 450 S. Fourth Street. Gates open at 4:45 p.m.
DEC statement on potential discharge from Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 10:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released the following statement Tuesday night:
Princeton Review: Niagara University ranks among 'Best in Northeast'
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:05 pm
Niagara University remains one of the best schools in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.
Tedeschi Trucks Band wraps up triumphant 'Wheels of Soul' tour
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:05 pm
After 21 nights of music across 16 different states, Tedeschi Trucks Band has completed their triumphant third annual "Wheels of Soul" tour.
New album for Ricardo Sanchez
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:00 pm
Difference Media (Capitol Christian Distribution) recording artist and acclaimed worship leader Ricardo Sanchez returns Sept. 29 with "Taste + See," the Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter's first project in nearly two years.
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials bring 'Big Sound' to Buffalo
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:00 pm
Alligator recording artists Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of their latest Alligator album, "The Big Sound Of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials," will perform at Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo on Sunday, Aug. 20.
LCA call for actress
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 03:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is looking for a volunteer actress to join the cast of the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks. The productions takes place every Saturday night in September and October.