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JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition extends community reach to Oishei Children's Hospital
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:45 pm
Before the eight competitors in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto face off for an array of prizes in an intense week of competition, they will share their talents with the patients at Oishei Children's Hospital.
Grant program funds summer travel research for Three Niagara University students
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:45 pm
Nicholas Atallah plans to debate the chronology of the Cold War through information gathered in part from a summer trip to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Sophia Smith will compare baby boomers to millennials on both sides of the Canadian-American border. Jacobe Wendell recently returned from a conference in Boston that will contribute to his analysis of the creation and implementation of artificial intelligence.
Rhett Walker Band debuts new single, 'Like Your Father Does,' at Grand Ole Opry
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:45 pm
Grammy-nominated Rhett Walker Band has just released "Like Your Father Does," the second song from their upcoming self-titled EP releasing Aug. 10th (Essential Records/Sony Music). The song is the follow-up to "Say Hello," which debuted in April in addition to a new music video, which can be viewed HERE. To stream or download "Like Your Father Does," or to pre-order the EP to receive both songs immediately, click HERE.
Sweeping changes as Miss America Organization announces candidates will no longer be judged on physical appearance
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:45 pm
The board of trustees of the Miss America Organization announced Tuesday groundbreaking changes for The 2019 Miss America Competition, effective this September, by declaring the 51 women representing their home states and the District of Columbia will no longer be judged on outward physical appearance.
Jacobs announces passage of law to protect school children from predators, abuse
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has announced passage of a law he co-sponsored that will provide greater protections for children by making it a criminal offense for a teacher or school employee to have a sexual relationship with a student under the age of 21.
Chris August releases new album, 'Seasons'
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:45 pm
Award-winning artist Chris August announces the release of his new album, "Seasons," his his first independent release since 2008. "Seasons" follows his three previous album releases with Fervent/Word: 2010's "No Far Away," "The Upside of Down" (2012) and 2015's "The Maker."
Chris Jacobs, Roswell Park to host job fair
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 10:20 am
From 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Saturday, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will sponsor a job fair at the North Park Branch Library, 975 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. Staff from Roswell Park will be on hand to help attendees build a better resume and discuss open positions for nurses, laboratory technicians, clinical center associates, hospital clinical assistants and more.
Niagara Falls classmates donate to Community Missions
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 10:15 am
The Niagara Falls High School Class of 2008 donated more than 100 canned goods to Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier. Classmates did this Saturday, as they held their 10-year class reunion at the Hyde Park Arena.
In for a cure
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 07:00 am
On Saturday, June 2, members of the Youngstown Lions Club volunteered at this year's "Tour De Cure," greeting participants and handing out food and refreshments at McFeely Plaza in Fort Niagara State Park.
Revitalized Niagara Power get first home win
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 05:20 pm
After a two-year hiatus, the Niagara Power pulled off an 8-3 win against the Genesee Rapids at their home opener on Saturday, June 2. Starting pitcher Conrad Voss had seven strikeouts during the game, which remained tied 1-1 from the top of the third inning until the bottom of the sixth. That's when the Power scored five runs and finished off the victory.
Hall of Famer Jim Kelly to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at 2018 ESPYS
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 04:05 pm
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly will be honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One.
Saturday Night's Stanley Cup Final on NBCSN most-watched Game 3 in three years
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 03:55 pm
Game 3 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final between the expansion Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals on Saturday night set numerous consumption records across NBCSN,, and the NBC Sports app, including:
'Mystery Science Theater Live 30th Anniversary Tour' featuring return of Joel Robinson
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 03:50 pm
After an incredible tour in 2017, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" announces the "MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour," featuring, for the first time in 25 years, original host and "MST3K" creator Joel Hodgson back in the red jumpsuit as Joel Robinson.
Study: Exercise mitigates genetic effects of obesity later in life
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 03:20 pm
If you're up there in age and feel like you can coast as a couch potato, you may want to reconsider. A new study suggests, for the first time in women over age 70, that working up a sweat can reduce the influence one's genes have on obesity.
Make Lemon Aide Foundation for Cerebral Palsy to host 5th annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 03:15 pm
The fifth annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes 5K and 1 Mile Honorary CP Walk is a unique, family-friendly event held at one of the area's most scenic summer destinations - Wilkeson Pointe at the Buffalo Outer Harbor.
Vendors wanted for Harvest & Hops Festival
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 03:10 pm
The re-branded Lewiston Harvest and Hops Festival will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23.
ABC greenlights culinary competition series 'Family Food Fight,' hosted & executive produced by Ayesha Curry
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 03:05 pm
ABC announced the network picked up the culinary competition series "Family Food Fight," based on Australia's hit format. Hosted by restaurateur, food maven and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Ayesha Curry, the eight-episode competition series will feature eight families from across the country sharing a common kitchen and a common goal: To claim the title of "America's No. 1 Food Family."
Buffalo Beauts agree to terms with defenseman Lisa Chesson
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Beauts on Monday announced the team agreed to terms with defenseman Lisa Chesson.
Chris Tomlin singer Pat Barrett announces release of full-length solo debut
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 02:55 pm
Singer/songwriter and worship leader Pat Barrett announces the release of his solo full-length, self-titled debut releasing on July 20.
'Dancing for Birth' prenatal fitness program
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 02:55 pm
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital will provide a special prenatal fitness and childbirth education program known as "Dancing for Birth." The session is free and open to the public and will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, June 11, in Room 249 at the main hospital building in Lewiston.
Sugarland returns with new studio album, 'Bigger'
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:30 am
Grammy Award-winning superstar duo Sugarland will release its their highly anticipated sixth studio album, titled "BIGGER," on Friday, June 8. Preorder is available now.
Little Big Town to release new song, just in time for 'Summer'
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:20 am
Grammy, CMA, CMT and ACM award-winning country supergroup Little Big Town is set to release one of the country songs of the summer, "Summer Fever," on Wednesday to radio and all digital service providers.
'American Ninja Warrior' hosts 'Jurassic World Night' Wednesday on NBC
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:10 am
"American Ninja Warrior" welcomes special guests at the Los Angeles qualifier on Wednesday when dinosaurs from "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" invade the course - along with a special appearance by the film's stars, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Buffalo Beauts agree to terms with Lewiston's Maddie Elia
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:10 am
The Buffalo Beauts announced the team agreed to terms with forward Maddie Elia on a one-year contract.
AAA: Post-holiday gas prices could stabilize
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:10 am
The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.95, which is down 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.38. The New York state average is $3.09, which is down 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.51.
18th annual Niagara County Senior Walk in the Park is Thursday
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:10 am
Volunteers from various agencies in service to the older adult population from across Niagara County have once again spent the year organizing, soliciting donations and planning a fun-filled, free day for Niagara County residents 55 and up.
New York Sea Grant: Stay smart about algal blooms
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:10 am
New York Sea Grant is partnering with the Pennsylvania and Lake Champlain Sea Grant programs and New York State Office of Parks to remind dog owners to enjoy the water this summer - but remember to stay smart, safe, and informed about algal blooms and their impact on people and pets.
Hospice volunteer training in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:10 am
Niagara Hospice is recruiting volunteers to attend the next hospice volunteer training, which is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday, June 29.
DEC releases report on pharmaceutical stewardship
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:10 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the release of the agency's report on pharmaceutical stewardship developed in consultation with the New York State Department of Health. Report recommendations include establishing an independent pharmaceutical stewardship organization to provide oversight of a statewide program funded by pharmaceutical manufacturers rather than consumers or taxpayers.
Lew-Port Class of 1968 reunion committee meets
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class Reunion Committee met on Thursday at the home of Vicki DeVantier to finalize a few plans for its 50th class reunion.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Lewiston Artisan Market debuts
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
Saturday marked the official start of the Lewiston Artisan Market at Academy Park. Local elected leaders joined organizer Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting to welcome residents, merchants and guests - who started showing up as soon as the market opened at 8 a.m.
Lewiston Board busy at regular meeting
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
With its summer schedule approaching (no work sessions in June, July and August), the Lewiston Town Board got down to business on a number of items at its Thursday regular meeting. Among them:
Annual Ransomville Community Faire a celebration of farming
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
"Calling all farmers, veterans and flag carriers of our great United States of America. It's that time of year again and we need you!"
Komen WNY Race for the Cure to honor longtime volunteer, breast cancer survivor
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Linda Gray, a longtime volunteer for Susan G. Komen and a breast cancer survivor, will be honored at the 2018 Western New York Race for the Cure on June 9 at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Island eateries to take part in Taste of Buffalo
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced May 30 the complete lineup of restaurants, food trucks, and wineries that will participate in the 2018 food festival, which takes place July 7 and 8 in downtown Buffalo. Fifty-three restaurants, including two from Grand Island, will be on site this year for the Taste's 35th birthday celebration.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Maureen Tyson shares cancer journey
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Twenty-five years ago, Mark and Maureen Tyson of Grand Island built a relationship while working in the laboratory of Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Above and Beyond: GIFC celebrates its 80th birthday
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. President Michael Dallessandro welcomed local government officials, family members, and special guests on Saturday, May 19, to commemorate 80 years of community protection by the GIFC.
USAF Blue Aces to perform in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 08:00 am
It's only rock 'n' roll ... well, actually, this is more than that. The United States Air Force Blue Aces Band of the USAF Heritage of America Band will play at Hennepin Park in Lewiston at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, as part of the 70th anniversary of the Air Force Reserve.
'Garden Party & Flower Show' fundraiser
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 08:00 am
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, is holding its sixth annual outdoor "Garden Party & Flower Show" fundraiser from 3-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16. The evening will include a cash wine and beer tent; free, fresh fried dough; appetizers served at 5:15 p.m.; a gourmet buffet available at 6 p.m.; a "Golden Ticket" raffle, plus a floral basket raffle, curio table and "Ladies' & Men's Hat Contest."
Expanded: Paladino says Village of Lewiston equally responsible for plaza delays
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 08:00 am
As reported in last week's Sentinel, delays in construction of a new plaza on Center Street in Lewiston led the Zoning Board of Appeals to rule previously granted variances had expired. The ZBA's unanimous opinion is that construction should've begun on the project within one year of the granting of eight village code modifications - by late July 2017.

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