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Obituary: Charlotte Gifford Kathan
Sat, Jul 16th 2022 07:00 am
Charlotte Gifford Kathan, age 92, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, formerly of Youngstown, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
Tyra Banks returns as host & executive producer of 'Dancing With The Stars' on Disney+; welcomes new cohost Alfonso Ribeiro
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 03:30 pm
Tyra Banks is back as host and executive producer of "Dancing with the Stars" for her third consecutive season. Joining her as cohost is "DWTS" season 19 Mirrorball champion Alfonso Ribeiro. Expert judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough also resume their seats on the ballroom floor. The season 31 premiere date on Disney+ will be announced at a later date.
Chris Tomlin releases 'Holy Forever' off new worship project
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 03:20 pm
Grammy-Award winning artist Chris Tomlin is set to release a new full-length worship project, "ALWAYS," on Sept. 9, and is revealing the cover, track listing, featured artists, preorder here and new song "Holy Forever" today.
Hochul announces $234 million in additional food assistance for July
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 03:15 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 July. 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.
NYS banning smoking in state-owned parks & beaches
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 03:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation (S.4142/A.5061) prohibiting smoking in all state-owned beaches, boardwalks, marinas, playgrounds, recreation centers and group camps. Smoking in these designated areas will be punishable with a civil fine of $50.
Cody Carnes says 'Be Glad'
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 03:15 pm
Multi-Grammy-nominated artist, songwriter and worship leader Cody Carnes has just released a new studio song, "Be Glad," available everywhere today. Along with the new song, a lyric video debuted today for "Be Glad."
DEC issues fire danger reminder
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos urged New Yorkers to practice the utmost safety when building campfires this summer. Dry weather throughout June and July has increased the risk of fires.
Higgins announces approval of Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the final passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act (S. 3373). The bill is a comprehensive measure that seeks to address the challenges that toxic-exposed veterans face in accessing critical health care services through the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Hochul signs legislative package to protect rights of public benefit recipients & strengthen access to social services
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced she signed a legislative package of two bills designed to protect the rights of New Yorkers who receive public benefits, and strengthen access to social services. Her team said these two bills will increase transparency on the rights of those applying to receive assistance and improve access to food assistance.
Completion of $3.5 million supportive housing development in North Tonawanda
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of a $3.5 million supportive housing project in downtown North Tonawanda. Supported through the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, the adaptive reuse of the structure, at 49 Tremont St., created 12 units of affordable housing, including eight studio apartments with on-site supportive services to help women who have experienced homelessness and are survivors of domestic violence.
Niagara Wine Trail hosts annual Wine Festival at Academy Park
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:50 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is bringing back its annual Wine Festival after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The two-day event takes place in Lewiston's Academy Park, Saturday, July 23, from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 24, from noon to 5 p.m.
Debut album from Ryan Ellis shares 'Heart Of The Father'
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:50 pm
The debut album from singer, songwriter and performing artist Ryan Ellis is out now (Provident Label Group/Sony Music). The self-titled project (listen here) features six songs from his 2021 EP, "Episode I" ("Heart Of The Father," "Keep My Eyes Up"), along with seven additional tracks such as "Son Of David" featuring Brandon Lake and his new radio single "All My Praise."
'UB on the Green' returns July 21 with Nerds Gone Wild
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:25 pm
Party band Nerds Gone Wild will headline the return of "UB on the Green," the University at Buffalo's free outdoor performance series, which is back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ryan presents Empire Award, announces funding for Stitch Buffalo
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:25 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan presented Stitch Buffalo with a New York State Senate Empire Award in recognition of the organization's work to empower refugee and immigrant women in Western New York. As part of the presentation, Ryan announced he has secured a $10,000 state grant to support Stitch Buffalo's continued work.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips for summer travel
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:25 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection reminds New Yorkers of their rights as summer travel heats up.
Buffalo History Museum debuts exhibit featuring renowned Seneca artist
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:20 pm
The Buffalo History Museum presents "Hodinöhsö:ni' Resurgence: Marie Watt, Calling Back, Calling Forward," which runs until Oct. 30.
Hochul announces new SMS-text effort to deliver latest monkeypox information to New Yorkers
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 12:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new SMS-text notification effort to deliver the latest monkeypox information directly to New Yorkers. Her team said this is the newest component of New York state's ongoing monkeypox response.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awards more than $930,000 to WNY organizations
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:50 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced awards totaling more than $930,000 to 41 Western New York nonprofit organizations through its 2022 competitive grants process.
French and Indian War encampment special event at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:50 am
"Soldiers of the Revolution," a living history event scheduled for July 23-24 at Old Fort Niagara, moves beyond the walls of the fort to examine the wider American Revolution on the New York frontier.
Higgins, Ortt & Morinello call for end to preclearance requirement imposed by ArriveCAN
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt and New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello are calling on Canada to end what they call "rigorous and unnecessary" preclearance requirements on Americans crossing the northern border.
'An Evening With Bruce Hornsby' at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present "An Evening With Bruce Hornsby" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Niagara Falls singer to perform in Buffalo at Paul Robeson Theater
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
Marsha McWilson will perform a one-woman concert with a live band at the Paul Robeson Theater at 350 Masten Ave., Buffalo, on Friday, July 29.
Empire State Development to hold public update on Niagara Falls Strategic Economic Development Initiative
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
Empire State Development (ESD), its USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) subsidiary, and the City of Niagara Falls will meet to review and discuss next steps for the new Niagara Falls Strategic Economic Development Initiative on Wednesday, July 20.
NSTA hosts electric school bus street fair in Niagara Falls on July 24
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) will host an electric school bus street fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, on Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls (between First and Third streets, next to the Sheraton). This event is sponsored by World Resources Institute (WRI) and includes participants Blue Bird, BYD Motors, IC Bus, Lion Electric and Micro Bird.
Sanborn Lewiston Farm Fest returns July 23-24
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:00 am
The Sanborn Historical Society invites residents to check out the return of the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Fest, taking place Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, on the grounds of the Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road in Lewiston.
Gather closed temporarily for renovations; Gallo plans summer events
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:00 am
Gallo Restaurants proprietor Michael Hibbard recently closed Gather by Gallo American Eatery for renovations. The restaurant, at 453 Center St., is expected to reopen later this summer.
3F youth club pitches in: Kids spend brisk Saturday morning at Porter on the Lake
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:00 am
Early last Saturday morning, a group of youth volunteers visited Porter on the Lake Park for some heavy-duty cleanup work in preparation for this week's Town of Porter Summerfest at the park.
With developer eyeing mix of retail, restaurant & Airbnb, Frontier House renovation about to 'get more exciting for people'
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 07:00 am
Frontier House principals have cleared a major hurdle, and now have a plan in place to share the Village of Lewiston's "crown jewel" with residents and visitors.
Obituary: Alexander D. Jennings
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 07:00 am
Alexander D. Jennings, 22, actor and athlete, died July 5, 2022.
Amazon looking for NCIDA PILOT; improvements to Town of Niagara possible
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 06:55 am
What once looked like a long and arduous process bringing an Amazon warehouse to the Town of Niagara is now down to only a few remaining steps.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 15, 2022
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 09:40 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 15, 2022
Fairy House Festival fills Artpark with family fun
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 09:15 pm
Artpark & Company hosted the 12th annual Fairy House Festival last Saturday in Lewiston. Popular with both young and young-at-heart, the event has evolved from an art walk of miniature fairy houses installed by local and professional artists to an international, interdisciplinary and immersive performing arts festival with European street theater groups, modern dance, music and intricately costumed fairy performers.
Hochul announces successful implementation of 988 suicide & crisis lifeline
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 09:10 pm
Earlier this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced what her team called "the successful implementation of 988 in New York state as the new three-digit number to call or text to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline."
Seventh annual Project Connect Niagara scheduled for July 20
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 08:45 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will return from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room in Niagara Falls. The event will be presented by Fidelis Care & Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union.
Village of Lewiston cuts ribbon on new playground
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 08:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston celebrated its new inclusive playground Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Marilyn Toohey Park behind the Red Brick Municipal Building. Since the site opened earlier this summer, it has been a popular location for families with small children. The splash pad has been particularly busy.
Ronald McDonald House Charities slates 21st annual 5K Run
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Lace up your running shoes and come run with 1,000 or so fellow runners as they fill the street in front of the Ronald McDonald House at 6:30 p.m. and take their mark for the start of the 21st annual Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Run on Wednesday, July 27. This prestigious race is named as the 2022 Buffalo News "Runner of the Year" race. The certified/sanctioned course takes runners through beautiful neighborhood streets.
Niagara Scenic Parkway travel advisory
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 01:05 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced sign replacement work would begin on a portion of Niagara Scenic Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls next week. As a result, lane closures will occur.
'CMA Fest' returns with summer's must-see country music performances
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 01:05 pm
"CMA Fest" celebrates its grand return, bringing the top country music acts together on one stage for three full hours of collaborations and performances Wednesday, Aug. 3 (8/7c), on ABC, and available next day on Hulu. The primetime special is led by Dierks Bentley and Elle King.
Americans reveal fresh thoughts on electric vehicles
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 01:00 pm
AAA's latest consumer survey reveals that one-quarter of Americans say they would be likely to buy an electric vehicle (powered exclusively by electricity, i.e., not a hybrid) for their next auto purchase, with millennials leading the way (30%).
Niagara Falls Police Department investigating Pine Avenue homicide
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 01:00 pm
At 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 900 block of Pine Avenue for a report of a person down. Upon arrival, officers located a 22-year-old man from Buffalo on the street and suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers initiated aid until Niagara Falls Fire Department and AMR arrived, at which time the victim was pronounced deceased.
 

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