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Obituary: Donald J. Gardner
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
Donald J. Gardner of Grand Island passed away May 9, 2022.
A look at the 2022-23 Grand Island Central School District budget
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The vote on the Grand Island Central School District's proposed 2022-23 budget, as well as an election of two trustees from four candidates, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 17.
'The Best of Doug Smith': Son compiles treasure trove of dad's writings
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The writings of journalist and longtime Grand Island resident the late Doug Smith are presented in a newly published book edited by his son, Joseph W. Smith III. Compiling "The Best of Doug Smith" was a labor of love for his son, whose appreciation for his dad's life's 68-year journalism career grew as the collection, itself, grew.
Farmers market reopens for season at Thompson farm
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The new growing season means that farmers' markets are now open for business. Here on Grand Island, the Grand Island Farmers Market, held at Tom Thompson and Son farm, 2487 Long Road, reopened on a very windy May 7 with the sales of plants, hanging baskets, eggs, early produce and baked goods.
Matching the power of Niagara: Hydroplanes take to the water for first run of season
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
Ladies and gentlemen, please start your engines, as the 2022 season for hydroplanes kicks off at Gratwick Riverside Park in Tonawanda.
DEC celebrates student arbor day poster contest winner with tree planting in North Tonawanda
Fri, May 13th 2022 06:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Friday announced fifth-grade student Cecilia Fedeson of North Tonawanda Intermediate School as the winner of DEC's annual 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest. Her design is pictured.
Mandy Moore shares 'In Real Life'
Fri, May 13th 2022 06:45 pm
On Friday, Mandy Moore released her new full-length studio album, "In Real Life," via Verve Forecast.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2022 to help Fillmore District
Fri, May 13th 2022 02:05 pm
Eight Days of Hope will host its third annual EDOH - Buffalo outreach from July 16-23, providing free home repairs to more than 100 families in the Fillmore District.
Niagara County increases pay, waives residency requirement to attract correction officers
Fri, May 13th 2022 02:00 pm
Niagara County has announced changes to the qualifications process for Niagara County correction officers, including increasing the entry-level pay to $23.83 per hour.
Hochul announces $234 million in additional food assistance for May
Fri, May 13th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for May. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment this month, resulting in a roughly $234 million infusion of federal funding into the New York state economy.
Hochul announces $28 million in assistance for struggling families with children
Fri, May 13th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the distribution of $28 million in federal pandemic funding this month to help struggling New Yorkers with children to cover expenses incurred during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Governor signs legislation protecting victims of domestic violence
Fri, May 13th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation protecting victims of domestic violence from discrimination. Legislation (S.8417B/A.9601B) expands protections for victims of domestic violence to areas of discrimination where they were not previously guaranteed, such as housing and public accommodations.
The Rolling Stones release 'Live At The El Mocambo' album
Fri, May 13th 2022 01:25 pm
A legendary event in the incredible 60-year history of the Rolling Stones is released in full for the first time today, via Universal Music. "Live At The El Mocambo" marks the first official appearance of the group's two famous secret concerts at the 300-capacity Toronto club in March 1977.
Florence + The Machine releases fifth studio album, 'Dance Fever'
Fri, May 13th 2022 01:20 pm
Florence + The Machine on Friday released her anticipated new album, "Dance Fever." The album features previously released tracks "My Love," "Free," "King" and "Heaven is Here," all of which arrived alongside videos from acclaimed director Autumn De Wilde.
Gil Rose to helm 'Opera in Concert at Artpark: Up Close and Personal' with BPO
Fri, May 13th 2022 12:35 pm
Artpark & Company announced "Opera in Concert at Artpark: Up Close and Personal" in the Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The performance will feature the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gil Rose along with vocalists Danielle Talamantes (soprano), Janna Baty (mezzo soprano), Dominick Chenes (tenor) and Michael Chioldi (baritone).
Anna Golden releases a live video of her newest song, 'Take It To Jesus'
Fri, May 13th 2022 12:20 pm
TeeLee Records/Motown Gospel artist Anna Golden has debuted a live video of her latest song, "Take It To Jesus." Prominent CCM artists and worship leaders shared praise for the song on social media.
BBB warning: Baby formula shortage leads to potential scams
Fri, May 13th 2022 12:15 pm
Shortages in the supply of baby formula are leading new moms to find other ways to get the much-needed item - and risking themselves to potential online scams. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is taking proactive measures to increase supply to help ease the shortage.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES graduates second CNA class
Fri, May 13th 2022 12:15 pm
On April 21, a second class of certified nurse assistants graduated from a free, six-week training course made possible through a collaboration between Niagara Falls Housing Authority and Orleans/Niagara BOCES.
Artpark looks to prove different is better in 2022
Fri, May 13th 2022 11:00 am
By now, you probably know Artpark's summer season will look a little different than 15, 10 and even five years ago. Heck, more than 50% of a promotional two-sided event flyer focuses on events other than concerts. What you might not know is why.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for May 13, 2022
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:55 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for May 6, 2022
Red Nose Day returns to NBC with special rebroadcast of star-studded adventure 'Celebrity Escape Room'
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:40 am
Comic Relief US, the organization behind the Red Nose Day campaign to end child poverty, has announced a special rebroadcast of the hilariously high-energy reality game show "Celebrity Escape Room" on NBC. The special will air on Red Nose Day (Thursday, May 26; 8-9 p.m. ET/PT), capping off the eighth year of the annual fundraising campaign.
Antonia Lofaso heats up summer sand with new culinary competition series 'Beachside Brawl'
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:40 am
From fresh West Coast fish tacos to buttery East Coast lobster rolls, beach bites coast to coast are undeniably delicious. On Sunday, June 19 (10 p.m. ET/PT), Antonia Lofaso challenges the foremost cooks from both coasts in the ultimate battle to determine which coast does summer food best on "Beachside Brawl" on Food Network and discovery+.
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution & Hollywood Records announce release of 'Finish Line,' performed by Rita Ora & written by Diane Warren
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:40 am
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Networks and Hollywood Records announce the release of the song "Finish Line" today via all digital platforms. "Finish Line" is performed by global superstar Rita Ora, written by award-winning songwriter Diane Warren, and is the soundtrack for ESPN's upcoming four-part Title IX docuseries, "37 Words."
Local Sound makes music 'To The King'
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:40 am
The new project from Nashville-based band Local Sound, "To The King," releases today (Integrity Music). The five-song EP came together as an expression of the heart of Local Sound's home church movement, MyLocal.
CycleNation celebrates survivors, raises funds to fight stroke
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:25 am
The popular CycleNation event returned to Buffalo on Thursday evening. The event, held at BAC for Women on Colvin, raised more than $50,000. For two hours, teams of four rode stationary bikes in a relay-style to help the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, fight stroke.
Higgins welcomes inclusion of 3 WNY Indian boarding schools in newly released report
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recognized U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for conducting a newly released investigation that details the federal government's role in Indian boarding schools, including three sites in Western New York. Higgins received early news of the findings in a call with U.S. Department of Interior Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland.
Morinello to host blood drive to honor veterans
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:15 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello will sponsor a blood drive, in partnership with the American Red Cross, from 1-6 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Cristoforo Colombo Society Bingo Hall, 2223 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates Nurses Week
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated National Nurses Week by honoring, acknowledging and treating its nurses throughout the week of May 9-13.
NEEDTOBREATHE takes fans 'Into the Mystery' with new tour
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:00 am
For South Carolina's NEEDTOBREATHE, silence was a chance to create something special. Speaking before a concert Tuesday in Ames, Iowa, keyboardist and vocalist Josh Lovelace recalled a particular period of production - what would eventually be chronicled in an album and documentary titled "Into the Mystery."
Liberty Drive cleanup marks 30th anniversary
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:00 am
The 30th anniversary of the Liberty Drive cleanup was held Saturday, May 7, coordinated by Town of Wheatfield Councilman Larry Helwig.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company readying spring ballet show
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:00 am
Having successfully helmed their first production of "The Nutcracker" last winter, Greater Niagara Ballet Company artistic directors Mary Schnepf and Molly Vine are back with a new show sure to please families and children of all ages.
Modest Mouse to bring unique, exciting, unpredictable show to Artpark
Fri, May 13th 2022 09:55 am
Modest Mouse will bring their unique indie rock sound to Artpark's Amphitheater on Friday, May 27. Formed in the small town of Issaquah, Washington, in 1992, Modest Mouse spent their first decade together releasing critically acclaimed records before achieving mainstream success with the 2004 release "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" and the single "Float On."
Village of Youngstown election: Stephens has heartfelt interest in the community
Fri, May 13th 2022 09:50 am
I am a fourth-generation Village of Youngstown resident. I was born and raised here. My husband and I have raised three young men, two of which graduated from the Great Lakes Training Center.
Village of Youngstown election: Quinn active in business, government
Fri, May 13th 2022 09:50 am
Larry Quinn has a diverse resume after having played key roles in various real estate development projects, in sports with the National Hockey League Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins, and government.
Village of Youngstown election: Reynolds working for Youngstown
Fri, May 13th 2022 09:50 am
My name is Raleigh Reynolds and I am currently serving as the Village of Youngstown mayor, and am seeking reelection on May 17. I also serve as a fireman with the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co., and am a Vietnam veteran.
Obit: John R. 'Jake' Dunn
Fri, May 13th 2022 08:25 am
John R. "Jake" Dunn of Lewiston passed away on May 4, 2022, at his home under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice.
Lewiston sets public hearing on solar project at Sanborn Historical Society
Fri, May 13th 2022 08:05 am
The Town of Lewiston had a relatively low-key work session Monday evening with a handful of smaller news items of note.
Maria Taylor named host of 'Football Night in America'
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:15 pm
Maria Taylor is the new host of "Football Night in America," the most-watched studio show in sports, NBC Sports announced Thursday. "Football Night" is NBC Sports' flagship studio show, preceding "Sunday Night Football" - primetime television's No. 1 show for an unprecedented 11 consecutive years - each week during the NFL season. Taylor debuted on the program as a co-host in 2021.
Erie County Dept. of Health advises continued COVID-19 safety measures
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:05 pm
Recent major hospital systems report that the majority of patients who are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 illness are age 55 years and older. Older adults continue to be at most risk for severe disease and hospitalization due to COVID-19 infection.
Niagara Falls State Park seeks artists
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls State Park and Arts Services Inc. (ASI) have released a call for artists to create a lenticular mural that will be part of the new welcome center plaza in the park. The welcome center is slated to open in May 2023.

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