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Courtroom dedicated to Sybil Kennedy
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Town Courtroom has been dedicated to the Hon. Sybil E. Kennedy, who, in turn, has spent 50 years dedicated to serving the people of Grand Island in that same courtroom.
Grand Island School District honors retirees, tenured staff
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 07:00 am
Congratulations were in order for 27 employees invited to a reception preceding Monday's School Board meeting.
DeGlopper Memorial unveiling 'truly awesome'
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 07:00 am
It was an emotionally charged, patriotic, somber and extremely well-orchestrated military tribute to veterans. The unveiling of a life-sized statue of Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper in his hometown occurred in front of a large crowd with great fanfare on Saturday, June 5.
Gabe Dixon shares new single 'I Got Your Love (You Got Mine)' featuring Susan Tedeschi
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 05:40 pm
On Thursday, Gabe Dixon shared "I Got Your Love (You Got Mine)," a dreamy duet with Grammy Award-nominated artist Susan Tedeschi - and the latest release from his new album, "Lay It On Me" (out June 25). Dixon recently spoke about his inspiration for the R&B-tinged love song with Relix.
Pride and patriotism prevail at dedication ceremony
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 05:20 pm
Participants and observers alike expressed a sense of pride, patriotism and unity at the DeGlopper Memorial Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, June. 5.
Castellani Art Museum reopens doors with 5 new exhibitions
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 05:15 pm
The Castellani Art Museum is reopening to the public with five new exhibits and a completely revamped gallery. The museum on the Niagara University campus was closed to visitors more than a year ago due to COVID-19, and NU used the gallery as a distance classroom.
St. Peter's salutes Flag Day, soldiers
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 03:10 pm
St. Peter R.C. School in Lewiston celebrated Flag Day on Friday with a group gathering in front of the church rectory. Students recited the Pledge of Allegiance before receiving a blessing from the Rev. Cole Webster. They then planted small American flags in the ground.
"A Madea Homecoming": Tyler Perry brings his beloved character out of retirement and to Netflix
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 02:20 pm
Multihyphenate media mogul Tyler Perry brings his beloved character Madea out of retirement for a 12th installment, titled "A Madea Homecoming," only on Netflix. The film is written, directed and produced by Perry.
Goo Goo Dolls announce summer 2022 North American tour dates
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 12:30 pm
On Friday, four-time Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling band Goo Goo Dolls announced North American tour dates for summer 2022. Set to kick off July 26 at USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, the nationwide tour will see the band performing at notable outdoor venues including The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
Building 429 'Not Finished Yet'
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 12:25 pm
On Friday, Grammy-nominated band Building 429 released a new single, "Not Finished Yet."
BPO's summer concert season brings live music to WNY communities
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 12:25 pm
On Thursday, the BPO stated, "Dedicated to providing beautiful music for the entire Western New York region and beyond, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announced a varied and exciting summer season that will once again bring live music to communities throughout Western New York, and shine the spotlight on smaller ensembles of its musicians."
19 Ideas expands & remodels HQ to create experience-driven hub centered on employee wellness
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 12:10 pm
Strategic marketing agency 19 Ideas announced the unveiling of its two-floor, expanded and remodeled headquarters at the Essex Arts Center (EAC).
Buffalo United Front, Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative to test e-bike program in Buffalo & Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:55 am
Shared Mobility Inc. (SMI), a Western New York nonprofit organization, will serve as operator to the region's first e-bike library program, free to eligible participants interested in testing a new and innovative programming model. The E-Bike Library Project is a collaboration of partners, funders and residents to establish "e-bike libraries" through a community-led approach spearheaded by the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) and East Side Bike Club, a program of Buffalo United Front (BUF).
AAA adds inspected clean enhancement to its Diamond hotel inspections
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:55 am
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels have adapted their cleaning procedures and housekeeping standards, and the AAA Diamond Program is evolving to meet the changing expectations of today's travelers. In fact, according to AAA research, 76% of consumers surveyed would be disappointed if a third-party inspection did not evaluate whether high-touch areas in a hotel are sanitized.
Erie County Department of Health cautions residents: Don't touch wildlife
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:40 am
Following a notable amount of rabies investigations from bats in homes and other wildlife encounters, the Erie County Department of Health is reminding residents that wildlife - especially raccoons, bats and foxes - should never be touched or handled.
Ryan, Conrad pass legislation creating benevolent association for Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:40 am
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced their legislation (S.7116/A.7377), creating the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Benevolent Association, has passed both the Senate and Assembly. The legislation now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk for his signature.
Applications open for $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:30 am
The program reimburses New York small businesses with grants of up to $50,000 for COVID-19-related expenses incurred between March 1, 2020, and April 1, 2021. Grants will be awarded to small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations, with priority being given to socially and economically disadvantaged business owners, including minority- and women-owned business enterprises, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and veteran-owned businesses, and businesses located in economically distressed communities.
Niagara County looking to move Law Enforcement Academy to NCCC
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey and Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti on Thursday announced plans are underway to relocate the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy (NCLEA) to the campus of Niagara County Community College (NCCC). The NCLEA is currently located at Niagara University.
'Silo City Reading Series' returns July 31 with live poetry, music & art
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:30 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center's "Silo City Reading Series" returns to Silo City Row on July 31 for an evening of poetry by Peter Gizzi and Laura Marris; live music by Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Shilpa Ray; and an art installation by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Adam Zyglis.
Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative debuts 'Works, from Home' mural project
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:30 am
In April 2020, the Albright-Knox's Public Art Initiative asked 16 local artists to respond to the initial lockdown requirements of the pandemic. To build community spirit, the museum sent artmaking materials to these artists at their home studios, and they worked to produce a 16-piece collaborative mural. The piece, now located at 43 W. Chippewa St., "speaks to individual and collective experiences of the pandemic."
Wheatfield officials celebrate work and service of Richard Muscatello
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
On Monday, the Wheatfield Town Board issued a formal proclamation to Richard Muscatello, a beloved and admired figure, for his many years of work and dedicated service. The board presented him with a plaque, a memorial bench (to be installed at the new Veterans Monument site behind Town Hall) and even a cake.
Flag Day celebration in Ransomville
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
A Town of Porter tradition, the event leads off at 11 a.m. June 12 at the O. Leo Curtiss American Post No. 830, 2589 Youngstown Lockport Road. It will continue to the Ransomville Free Library at 3733 Ransomville Road.
DEC cites Cascades facility for noxious odors; company working to find long-term solution
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation served Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc. a notice of violation after receiving numerous complaints from residents in the Town of Niagara, City of Niagara Falls and even as far away as Sanborn throughout the month of May. The agency said the company was in violation of Air Pollution Control Law, Article 19 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL).
Wheatfield Enhancement Volunteers announce second annual July 4th beautification event
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:55 am
From June 24 through July 10, the Wheatfield Enhancement Volunteers invite residents and businesses, especially those along Niagara Falls Boulevard, to celebrate this country's independence by decorating for July 4th.
Obituary: William 'Kester' Bleich
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:55 am
William "Kester" Bleich of Grand Island passed away April 10, 2020.
Obituary: Bruce H. Gentz
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:50 am
Bruce H. Gentz, age 89, of Grand Island, passed from this earthly life to enter eternal life with our Lord on May 23, 2021.
Youngstown Street Dance is annual community favorite
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:40 am
Following on last week's Tribune-Sentinel profile of the new faces and developments along the Main Street strip in the village comes word the 11th annual Youngstown Business and Professional Association's "Beginning of Summer Street Dance and Car Cruise" is back.
Revamped New York store, owner one of a kind
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:30 am
Cristina Catalano is a go-getter. Last fall, at the age of 22, she started an online clothing brand - Revamped New York.
'Infinite,' starring Mark Wahlberg & Chiwetel Ejiofor, debuts on Paramount+
Thu, Jun 10th 2021 08:00 pm
Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, has debuted feature film "Infinite," starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Niagara Falls to be illuminated to honor late Mayor Vince Anello
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 03:50 pm
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino has announced that, in honor of the late Mayor Vincenzo "Vince" Anello, Niagara Falls will be lit in green, white and red at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, for a 15-minute duration. In addition, all flags at city buildings have been lowered to half-staff during this time.
Buffalo Bills coaches volunteer at Buffalo City Mission for community meal
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 03:45 pm
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission held its third Buffalo Bills community meal, and the first at the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. Meals were served by seven Buffalo Bills coaches and prepared by chef Darian Bryan of The Plating Society. Guests included members of the City Mission's transitional housing program and emergency shelter guests.
Bright Eyes to perform at Artpark on July 27
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 01:40 pm
Bright Eyes will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series and presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Gabriel Iglesias returning to Erie County Fair grandstand
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 12:55 pm
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, one of America's most successful stand-up comedians, will bring his "Beyond The Fluffy World Tour" to the 181st Erie County Fair's Gusto Grandstand at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20.
Higgins: 5 WNY projects totaling $20 million included in federal highway bill
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 12:50 pm
Five Western New York infrastructure projects totaling $20 million requested by Congressman Brian Higgins have crossed the first hurdle in securing federal transportation funding.
Buddy Valastro & Duff Goldman return to settle score on new season of 'Buddy vs. Duff'
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 12:50 pm
Duff Goldman (""Ace of Cakes) won the king of cake in season one, and Buddy Valastro ("Cake Boss") took home the crown in season two. Now, these longtime rivals are back to battle in the ultimate baking brawl on "Buddy vs. Duff," beginning Sunday, July 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and discovery+.
Sean Ryan, Bill Conrad pass legislation allowing Amigone to relocate Tonawanda crematory
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 11:00 am
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced their legislation (S.6171B/A.6740), which will allow Amigone Funeral to relocate its Sheridan Park Crematory to a nonresidential area approved by the Town of Tonawanda, has passed both the Senate and Assembly. The legislation now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk for his signature.
New York State Senate confirms New York Power Authority trustee
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 11:00 am
The New York State Senate has confirmed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's nomination of Bethaida Gonzalez as a new member of the New York Power Authority board of trustees and the Canal Corp. board of directors. Gonzalez, a Syracuse resident, is the first Latina to serve on the NYPA board.
Batavia Downs announces addition of Mark Farner's American Band to summer concert series
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 07:40 am
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel announced Tuesday that, due to circumstances beyond its control, the concert on June 18 will no longer feature Vince Neil. The venue said it hopes to welcome Neil back to Batavia Downs next summer.
USAF Civil Air Patrol cadets to raise large flag at Stavatti Niagara
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 07:40 am
USAF Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Niagara Falls Composite Squadron No. 1 will participate in raising the 15-foot stars and stripes at Stavatti's newly acquired facility at 9400 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara. The flag-raising, set for noon Sunday, June 13, will be the first time in more than 17 years that "Old Glory" is permanently flown from the 70-foot mast - since the former U.S. Army Reserve Center was closed and sold to the Town of Niagara.
Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics New York
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 07:40 am
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will pass through Erie County on Wednesday as the "Flame of Hope" makes its way around the state in support of Special Olympics New York. Wednesday's run is held annually in honor of two New York State troopers: David Brinkerhoff and Joe Dubreville.
 

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