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Obituary: Sonja Jonsson
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
Born in southern Sweden to Bror and Ingeborg Ronn, Sonja was known as "Svarta Rosen," or the "Black Rose," because of her remarkable beauty and tanned skin.
Obituary: Mary A. (nee Lipiec) Quinn
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
Mary A. (nee Lipiec) Quinn of Grand Island passed away on Jan. 23, 2022.
Obituary: Beth Ehde (Stamler) Parrish
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
Beth Ehde (Stamler) Parrish (1924-2022) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 14, 2022, at the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Her bright smiles and enthusiasm for life will be missed by all who were blessed to know her.
Obituary: Former Grand Island Town Justice Sybil Kennedy passes
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
Sybil E. Kennedy, a well-known and respected Grand Island Town Justice, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.
Lew-Port community comes together for 'One District, One Book'
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
The Lewiston Porter "One District, One Book" ("ODOB") literacy initiative continues to create community excitement!
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Sage Tavern could be Lewiston's oldest home
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
Many Lewiston residents enjoy stopping by the Hill-vue Restaurant on Ridge Road just east of Model City Road for a tasty meal. Next time you go, take notice of the building immediately east of the parking lot, because that is the topic of today's article.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 28, 2022
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 08:40 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 21, 2022
WBA holds swearing-in ceremony
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Business Association recently swore-in a slate of leaders.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen NYPD officers Rivera & Mora
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of fallen New York Police officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora. Flags should be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on Jan. 28, the day of Officer Rivera's funeral service, and returned to full-staff at sunset on Feb. 2, following Officer Mora's funeral service.
The Big Easy in Buffalo celebrates Mardi Gras season with 3 shows
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:45 pm
The Big Easy in Buffalo has announced three shows celebrating Mardi Gras season:
National Alliance on Mental Illness offers new Niagara Falls group meeting
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:40 pm
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering family support groups - in-person and online, including a new Niagara Falls group meeting - in February.
Providence Farm Collective awarded major grant to develop farmers market on Buffalo's west side
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:40 pm
Providence Farm Collective (PFC) has received a $477,000 Farmers Market Promotion Program grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). With this funding, PFC will create a farmers' market on Grant Street, in the heart of Buffalo's west side, where many of their farmers live. The market will be open from the end of June to October, and it will serve the Black community and refugees from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Liberia.
New local program for those living with dementia and their caregivers
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:35 pm
The Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter is launching a limited series focused on providing educational tools and other resources for those living with a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or another form of dementia.
Study uses artificial intelligence to understand lung and bronchus cancer mortality rates
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:15 pm
Many people think of robots when they hear the term "artificial intelligence (AI)." However, in the case of a new study on lung and bronchus cancer (LBC) in the U.S., AI refers to various machine learning models stacked together to make high-level predictions about LBC mortality rates.
Empire State Development: Bison Bag Co. will expand operations, creating new jobs in Niagara County
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:15 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced Bison Bag Co. Inc. has outgrown its current space and will build a 45,000-square-foot addition at its facility located at 5404 Crown Ave., in the Town of Lockport.
NCCC announces fall 2021 president's list, dean's and part-time honors students
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:05 pm
A total of 634 students were recognized recently for their outstanding academic achievements for the fall 2021 semester at Niagara County Community College. Full-time and part-time students were recognized with inclusion on the dean's list or part-time honors list.
Study: Light therapy fast-tracks healing of skin damage from cancer radiation therapy
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:05 pm
Light therapy may accelerate the healing of skin damage from radiation therapy by up to 50%, according to a recent University at Buffalo-led study.
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces updated COVID-19 vaccination policy
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:00 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces an update to the vaccination requirement for attendance to all performances in Shea's Buffalo, Shea's Smith, and Shea's 710 Theatres
New York state requests $1.6 billion in additional federal funding for emergency rental assistance
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced New York state requested an additional $1.6 billion from the U.S. Treasury Department to help fulfill the significant unmet need among struggling tenants and landlords who have applied for Emergency Rental Assistance.
Wheatfield, Town of Niagara, Royalton to distribute COVID at-home test kits
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 10:00 am
Niagara County noted it has distributed 7,200 test kits to cities and towns for distribution. Each municipality is putting together its own distribution plans. Residents may want to contact their city/town hall for information on any upcoming event(s).
The Hastings Duo named Members of the Month
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:15 pm
The Hastings Duo was named Member of the Month by the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas.
Hochul convenes new Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday led the first meeting of the Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns. The multistate consortium convened to share intelligence, tools, tactics and strategies to combat gun violence, especially as it relates to the trafficking of firearms between states.
WNY EquiFest to feature local & regional clinicians, demonstrators, vendors
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:15 pm
WNY EquiFest, in partnership with the Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council, will run an equine exposition and equestrian gathering at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg on March 19-20. The event will welcome back horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors to celebrate the horse industry in New York. More than 6,000 have attended this two-day, family-friendly event in the past.
Conservation tree & shrub seedlings available
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:10 pm
Order forms for the 2022 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Hochul announces new resources to aid workers with long-haul COVID-19 workers' compensation claims
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced New York state is offering new, online educational opportunities to help workers who believe they contracted COVID-19 due to an exposure at work, especially those suffering from ongoing long-haul symptoms.
Mayor Brown reminds Buffalo Bills fans of last chance to snap a selfie with AFC East championship banners
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 01:55 pm
Mayor Byron Brown announced the seven City Hall banners celebrating the Buffalo Bills 2021 AFC East championship will be taken down Thursday, Jan. 27.
Erie County investment of RENEW Plan funding invigorates historic parks' structures
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 01:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and forestry has announced the completion of six capital projects focused primarily on historical WPA-era buildings and facilities, and the near-completion of another project across four county parks.
'Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape' returns to Botanical Gardens with date nights, family nights
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 01:50 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled its latest exhibit with specialty nights and themed weeks designed to create unforgettable memories for all ages.
Paul Baloche releases 'A Greater Song: 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition'
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 01:10 pm
Integrity Music on Tuesday announced the release of "A Greater Song: 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" from legacy artist, worship leader and singer/songwriter Paul Baloche. His trailblazing album, which originally offered many of Baloche's most loved and well-known songs in Christian and church culture such as "Hosanna," " Praise Is Rising," "You've Been So Good To Me" and "Your Name," is now officially rereleased in both live and reimagined formats.
LW1 Operator, Niagara Refining receive NYPA economic development award
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved economic development awards to three companies that will create 79 new jobs and spur nearly $46 million in capital investments. The NYPA board awarded two Erie County businesses with low-cost hydropower allocations - generated at NYPA's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston - and one St. Lawrence County business with funding through the Northern New York Power Proceeds program.
$‚Äč1.5 million federal grant to combat human trafficking
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) on Tuesday announced a three-year federal grant totaling $1.5 million awarded to Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force (WDTF).
HEALTHeLINK releases 2021 report to the community
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, was formed in collaboration with the local health care community to support hospitals, physicians, health plans, public health organizations and others in improving the efficiency and quality of care. As highlighted in the HEALTHeLINK 2021 report to the community, that spirit of partnership continues with a focus on improving the HIE foundation and enhancing the services offered to its participants.
EARTHDAY.ORG announces Earth Day 2022 theme: 'Invest In Our Planet'
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
EARTHDAY.ORG, the global organizer of Earth Day, on Tuesday announced the theme for Earth Day 2022 will be "Invest In Our Planet."
Alicka Ampry-Samuel joins HUD as regional administrator for New York & New Jersey
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
President Joe Biden announced the appointment of Alicka Ampry-Samuel to serve as HUD regional administrator for region II, serving New York and New Jersey. Ampry-Samuel will oversee HUD operations, including the New York City Regional Office and field offices in Buffalo, Albany, and Newark, New Jersey.
Study: Forward-thinking gym lifts weights, shifts attitudes
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
A gym in Boston, Massachusetts, with an inventive vocational path that prepares students to work as personal trainers serves as a telling example for how community-based programs can develop antiracism practices within organizations that contribute to the cultivation of racial unity, according to a paper published by a University at Buffalo social work researcher.
Memorial Day parade and luncheon canceled for 2022
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:50 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee announces our annual celebration, including a parade and community luncheon recognizing the sacrifice of the men and women who died in the service of our nation - normally done on Memorial Day since 2015 - will not be able to proceed again this year.
Obituary: Nicholas B. Sliz Sr.
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:20 am
Nicholas B. Sliz Sr. of Lewiston passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Hochul: SUNY Board ends practice of withholding transcripts from students with outstanding balances
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the State University of New York Board of Trustees has ended the practice of withholding transcripts from students with outstanding balances, effective immediately.
Wreaths Across America honors 'The Four Chaplains' with special Facebook Live event
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:50 pm
On Thursday, Feb. 3, Wreaths Across America will honor the American heroes known as "The Four Chaplains" with a special Facebook Live event at noon, from the Balsam Valley Chapel and tip lands located in Downeast Maine.
All-new adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson classic coming to North Tonawanda
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:50 pm
For the first time ever, the Ghostlight Theatre is putting on a production adapted and written by a company member.
 

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