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Honeywell continues support of Western New York Chemistry Olympiad program
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 01:15 pm
Canisius College is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative.
NT: Pappas announces new 'Thursday's on the Water' concert event at Gratwick Riverside Park
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 01:10 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced the inaugural "Thursday's on the Water" concert event at a press conference in North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park last Thursday.
Artpark Gallery 2017 schedule announced
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 01:10 pm
Artpark & Company has announced the schedule of Artpark Gallery exhibits for the 2017 summer. A series of "Artist Talks" and receptions will be offered every third Thursday of the month, from 6-8 p.m., in conjunction with each exhibit.
Sadie Robertson announces ' Live Original' tour
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 01:05 pm
Best-selling author, speaker and role model Sadie Robertson announces her 16-city "Live Original" fall 2017 tour. The tour encourages tens of thousands of young adults "to live uniquely and be the person God made you to be."
Schneiderman announces awards to 18 cities & towns for tools to address, transform problem homes and buildings
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 01:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the winners of the first phase of the Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement ("Cities RISE") grant awards, an investment that will total more than $10 million over the next two years to 18 cities and towns across New York state. The program aims to innovatively address and transform blighted, vacant or poorly maintained problem properties through the use of housing and community data from various state agencies.
ABC's 'American Idol' hits the road
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 09:45 am
Exactly 15 years ago, "American Idol" hit TV screens for the first time, forever changing the landscape of reality competition programming. In celebration of the franchise's anniversary, which also marks the birth year of this season's youngest eligible contestant, the producers of "American Idol" announced Monday the start of auditions for the new season of the show, which will be broadcast from its new home on ABC.
Geri Halliwell back with new single, 'Angels In Chains,' in memory of George Michael
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 09:45 am
Geri Horner (née Halliwell) is back with a brand-new single, "Angels in Chains," which she wrote in loving memory of her late friend, George Michael, who passed away in December last year.
Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup; Buffalo ranks third in audience total
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 09:45 am
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators by a score of 2-0 on Sunday night to win the Stanley Cup on NBC and become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98.
Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area announce 'Notable Persons Recognition Ceremony'
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 09:40 am
Three new signs recognizing a significant impact to the Niagara Falls community either through historical or cultural actions were unveiled Saturday in Oakwood Cemetery.
Niagara Falls conference to unite community care partners
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 09:40 am
More than 140 representatives from community-based organizations across Niagara County will focus on delivering better care through improved collaboration when Memorial Medical Center hosts a daylong conference Wednesday at Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School announces Big Red Fest featuring Nerds Gone Wild
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host a tent party outside on the football field on Saturday, July 15. The Big Red Fest gates will open at 530 p.m. and will feature music, adult beverages, food and gaming.
St. Francis Guild Scholarships helps junior volunteers
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently awarded five scholarships to junior volunteers who recorded four years of service and more than 120 hours of volunteer time.
Father's Day set for lawn mower races
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
The annual Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Races and Classic Car Show will take place along the West River June 18. Lawn mower races will begin at noon with the kids race, followed by a celebrity race at 2 p.m., and racing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Grand Island.
The Yasgur Project to play at Father's Day Lawnmower Races
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
The Yasgur Project and Fluse are scheduled to play at the Father's Day Lawnmower Race event on West River Parkway June 18.
Niagara Falls: Hard Rock celebrates birthday with burger deal
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 05:00 pm
To honor the brand's founders and celebrate its birthday on Wednesday, June 14, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, will offer civil servants who visit the cafe any Legendary Burger for only 71 cents.
PHOTOS: 25th annual 10 Mile Garage Sale
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 12:35 pm
People flocked to Lewiston on Saturday morning to find great deals in the 25th annual 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale. Niagara County's largest such public goods swap continues today and tomorrow in Lewiston, Ransomville, Sanborn and Youngstown.
No, In-N-Out is not coming to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 11:45 am
In-N-Out Burger fans, don't get your hopes up: The sign in Lewiston is bogus.
Sentinel at 30: Newspaper receives proclamations from Ortt, Morinello
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 11:00 am
Earlier this spring, New York State Sen. Robert G. Ortt reached out to the staff members of the Lewiston-Porter Sentinel and honored them with a certificate of recognition for 30 years of business and service to the River Region. The Sentinel was recognized for covering topics that highlight local people and events that bring the community together.
Back to its roots: Lewiston Garden Club celebrates with GardenFest
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 10:00 am
Vendors of everything - for gardening, master gardeners providing expert advice, and butterflies - will make Center Street bloom the weekend of June 17-18 as the Lewiston Garden Club presents its 12th annual GardenFest.
Artpark 2017: Exec. Director Sonia Clark 'feeling really good' about 2017 season, overall state of affairs
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 10:00 am
As she enters her second full season as Artpark & Company's executive director, Sonia Clark is "so encouraged" about the state of the organization, its fiscal status, and the slate of activities to be put forth this summer for the community and guests from all over the world.
Islander receives League of Women Voters Award
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island resident Roger Cook received the "Making Democracy Work" Award from the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara last Saturday, June 3.
Leave GAC where it is, informal survey says
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders Pat Akinbami and Nancy Tobe told the Grand Island Town Board Monday that an informal poll of patrons at the Golden Age Center found unanimous support for leaving the center right where it is at the Nike Base.
Pittsburgh Penguins can win 2nd consecutive Stanley Cup with game 6 victory vs. Nashville Predators on Sunday
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:55 pm
With a win against P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators in game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins can become the first team in almost 20 years to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
Matt Maher debuts new single 'Your Love Defends Me'
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:50 pm
Eight-time Grammy-nominated artist Matt Maher is debuting a new song today, "Your Love Defends Me." It is available now at all digital outlets and streaming providers. Click HERE to watch the official lyric video.
Statler Foundation grant supports upgrades in food service at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:50 pm
Memorial Medical Center patients are receiving fresher-tasting meals presented more attractively thanks to a $37,500 grant from the Statler Foundation.
Pharrell Williams returns for 'Despicable Me 3' soundtrack
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:45 pm
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams returns for Illumination Entertainment's "Despicable Me 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)," available everywhere June 23 via i am OTHER Entertainment/Columbia Records. Fans can pre-order the soundtrack today.
Lecrae releases new song, 'I'll Find You,' featuring Tori Kelly
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:45 pm
Grammy-Award winning rap artist Lecrae released a new song on Friday, "I'll Find You," featuring Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Tori Kelly.
American Legion Riders for Niagara Hospice
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:45 pm
Gary Coons (left), along with fellow members of The American Legion Riders Post 1451, raised the flag in front of The Service Persons Memorial at Niagara Hospice commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the post, as well as 10 years of the Niagara Hospice House.
Jacobs, highway superintendents tout increase in infrastructure funding
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:40 pm
Republican New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs was joined Friday by highway and department of public works superintendents from across the 60th Senate District in announcing significant increases in funding for transportation infrastructure in the 2017-18 state budget.
Niagara Falls USA welcomes largest conference in over a decade
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:30 pm
This weekend, Destination Niagara USA and the Conference & Event Center of Niagara Falls are welcoming the largest conference that the City of Niagara Falls has hosted since the Convention and Civic Center closed in 2002.
Young vocalists go head-to-head on the two-hour series premiere of ABC's 'Boy Band'
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:00 pm
The ultimate search for the next great music group, "Boy Band," premieres on Thursday, June 22 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Host Rita Ora welcomes 30 of the top young male vocalists in the country to Hollywood, where they audition before musical stars Emma Bunton, Nick Carter and Timbaland.
Sentinel recognized for service
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 04:20 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Sentinel was recognized for 30 years of service to the community. Speaking of The Sentinel at Tuesday's Lewiston-Porter Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Paul Casseri said, "While we want to honor you, we certainly want to thank you.
Raccoon rabies hazard being investigated
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 04:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health was made aware that an individual brought a baby raccoon to Mr. Quiggleys Saloon at 635 West Ave., Lockport, on Friday, June 2. Several individuals have been reported as having handled and/or petted the animal.
IJC board continuing high Lake Ontario outflow
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 04:15 pm
At its weekly conference call on Thursday, the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board decided to maintain the high outflows from Lake Ontario at 10,200 m3/s (360,200 cfs) again for at least another week to address high water levels and associated impacts throughout the system. This high outflow has been continuing since May 23 in order to provide relief to residents along the shorelines of Lake Ontario while not exacerbating the impacts to shoreline residents downstream.
Ladies of Charity school supply drive concludes
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:35 pm
Barbara Frase of Tonawanda was a longtime member of the Ladies of Charity. In 2000, she heard that the Ladies of Charity were collecting school supplies for needy school children. She told her friends in the Bishop's Committee Discussion Group, and they quickly filled a box of school supplies. Each year, the amount of supplies they collected increased.
Obituary: Michelle LeFauve
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:30 pm
Michelle lived on Grand Island until she met her husband, Nathan Wallace, in 2001. She was a devoted wife and mother to Nolan, Becca and Parker.
Grand Island Relay For Life to set sail
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:30 pm
The 2017 Grand Island Relay For Life will set sail for the adventure of a lifetime beginning at 4 p.m. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society this year has a pirate theme of "X Marks the Cure." The goal is to raise $130,000 to go toward finding a cure for cancer.
Grand Island Town Board: No green light for green project as board tables special use permit for solar array
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:30 pm
After a member of the town's Conservation Advisory Board pointed out the environmental downside of a proposed green energy project, the Grand Island Town Board tabled approval of an applicant's special use permit request.
'Neaten Up Niagara'
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Dozens of volunteers grabbed gloves, trash bags, bug repellent and poker sticks to tackle trash in the Town of Niagara on Saturday, June 3. Highway Superintendent Bob Herman thanked the group who gathered at the Community Center for the start of Neaten Up Niagara.