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Travel scam warning: AAA offers tips to travelers to avoid scams
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 10:10 am
It has been a busy summer for travel and, unfortunately, that strong interest has also attracted criminals who are looking to take advantage of others. AAA strongly urges travelers to use reputable services for their travel needs, and to be on alert for potential scams.
Author Charlemagne Jackson brings interactive storytime and mini-museum to Explore & More
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 10:10 am
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum welcomes author Charlemagne Jackson on Thursday, Aug. 10, for two sessions: 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon. Jackson, author of "How the Swans Family Bell Went Missing," will host "The Porch Talk," a series of two engaging, interactive storytimes for the public.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES skilled trades programs connect students with employers
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 10:00 am
Helping local employers connect with new skilled tradespeople is an important goal for the Orleans/Niagara BOCES adult skilled trades programs.
Grand slate set for Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
The Lewiston Art Festival is back! On Saturday, Aug. 12 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and Sunday, Aug. 13 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), our village will showcase the work of more than 200 artists, musicians and performers who come from near and far to be a part of Lewiston's annual celebration of creativity and skill.
Old Fort Niagara 'Living History Weekend' is Aug. 19-20
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara's history spans almost 300 years. During those three centuries of occupation, the fort has seen combat for only about 23 days.
New York Power Authority STEM weekend workshop series at Niagara Power Vista begins Aug. 12
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will host a free STEM weekend workshop series at the Niagara Power Vista on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13. The workshops will run between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. then and every weekend in August.
'Walk for Kidney Health' will raise awareness and support patients
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
People with chronic kidney disease, transplant recipients, living donors and other members of Western New York's kidney community will come together at the "Walk for Kidney Health" on Sunday, Aug. 20. This year's event will be held at the Lakeside Complex of the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The "Walk for Kidney Health" helps to raise awareness about kidney issues, support individuals with health challenges, and fund programs throughout the year.
Stone Jug, Summer of '69 Band partner with HART
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
Youngstown's The Ontario House (aka The Stone Jug) presented the Home Assistance Referral Team with a check for $2,000 from the proceeds of a July 8 performance by the Summer of '69 Band.
Erie County to hold two free rabies vaccine clinics in September
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has opened registrations for two free rabies vaccine clinics in September:
Island weaver reflects on a lifetime at the loom
Sat, Aug 5th 2023 07:00 am
When Lenore Tetkowski was a college student in New Jersey, she discovered weaving, a craft that she has loved for a lifetime.
Nurse practitioner opens Anew You Medspa on Grand Island
Sat, Aug 5th 2023 07:00 am
Anew You Medspa was designed to be a place where clients could feel comfortable and relaxed, said owner Laura Lewis Mason.
Islander reflects on experience as bone marrow donor
Sat, Aug 5th 2023 07:00 am
Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer. And approximately every nine minutes, someone dies of a form of blood cancer.
Beaver Island bridge replacement on schedule for 2023 completion
Sat, Aug 5th 2023 07:00 am
Progress is on schedule on the $8 million bridge replacement project of the Beaver Island Parkway bridge over the Thruway at Exit 18B, according to a Thruway spokesman.
Obituary: Janet Mumm 'Grandma Ladybug'
Sat, Aug 5th 2023 07:00 am
On Thursday, July 27, 2023, Janet (nee Radder) Mumm reached out her hand and took her beloved husband, Fred Mumm's, hand and joined him across the rainbow bridge to heaven, as the many wagging tails of her critters welcomed her.
Lauren Daigle shares new song "Be Okay,' from complete, 23-track self-titled album
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 06:20 pm
Today, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle shares soaring ballad "Be Okay," co-written with Nashville-based songwriter Ellie Holcomb. "Be Okay" is the latest offering from the Louisiana-born artist's forthcoming 23-track, self-titled album, "Lauren Daigle," which is due out Friday, Sept. 8, via Atlantic Records/Centricity Music.
NCSO investigating Niagara River death
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 05:55 pm
On Aug. 4, 2023, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting two bodies were floating in the Niagara River in front of the New York Power Authority at 5777 Lewiston Road in the Town of Lewiston. The New York State Police assisted and were able to locate the bodies floating in the water by Stella Niagara.
Ahead of National Purple Heart Day, Higgins presents medals earned by 3 Western New Yorkers
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 05:55 pm
Ahead of National Purple Heart Day, Congressman Brian Higgins joined the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 187, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77, and the Patriot Guard Riders of New York to present the Purple Heart and several other service medals to John R. Jenkins, the family of Florian J. Fenclau, and the family of Joseph M. Urbanczyk at a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park.
988 suicide & crisis lifeline education and awareness toolkit available
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 05:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the "successful rollout" of New York state's 988 community education and awareness toolkit, an interactive resource tool designed to support individuals facing suicide-risk.
New York Power Authority, New York State Canal Corp. announce 'strategic investment' in future of canals with order for 4 new tugboats
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 02:35 pm
The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corp. announced a strategic investment in the future of the New York State Canal system through the procurement of four new maintenance marine vessels. The new tugboats will be operated by Canal Corp. personnel and positioned along the 524-mile canal system to support the continued operation and maintenance of the statewide navigable waterway.
Chris Llewellyn of Rend Collective releases 'Mother's House' & 'Gamble On Your Goodness'
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 02:35 pm
Last month, Chris Llewellyn, the Irish singer/songwriter and founding member of the Platinum-selling worship band Rend Collective, announced the release of his upcoming solo project, "Honest" (Sept. 1, Capitol CMG), and dropped its first single, the title track. Leading up to his solo debut, Llewellyn offers two new songs off the album, "Mother's House" and "Gamble On Your Goodness."
'Sail for Roswell' raises $165,000 for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 02:35 pm
The Buffalo Yacht Club hosted the "Sail for Roswell" regatta and gala dinner on Saturday July 8. The event was a sell-out success, raising $165,000 for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to develop cancer cures and save lives.
Preorders for Police & Rescue Animal Calendar to benefit Ten Lives Club, Buddy's Second Chance Rescue
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 02:30 pm
Last week, Ten Lives Club and Buddy's Second Chance Rescue teamed up with police officers from across Western New York for the Police & Rescue Animal Calendar photo shoot at Canalside!
Casting Crowns celebrates 20 years
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 02:30 pm
Grammy-winning, multi-Platinum-selling group Casting Crowns will celebrate the band's 20th anniversary this fall. In anticipation of the album, "Lifesongs: A Celebration of the First 20 Years," two songs were released today: "All Because of Mercy," which is the next radio single, and the RIAA Platinum-selling reimagined hit song, "East to West," featuring Ben Fuller.
Erie County announces leadership hires for ambulance service and training academy
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has taken an important step to making its ambulance service and training academy a reality for residents and visitors to Erie County, filling two leadership positions as of July 31. Karyn Krytus will serve as director of ambulance services and Donald Turner III will be paramedic program director.
NYS: $108 million available for schools to address pandemic learning loss, support mental health
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $108 million is available for school districts to support student well-being through expanding mental health supports. The new state matching fund, the $100 million Recover from COVID School Program, will provide funding to create or expand programs to help students address trauma caused by the pandemic, prioritizing school districts with the highest need.
UB social worker receives $150,000 NIH award to advance a support program for pregnant and new moms
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:45 pm
A University at Buffalo social work researcher and a local health and human services agency have received a $150,000 challenge prize from the National Institutes of Health to further develop a support program for pregnant and new mothers who have experienced trauma.
NYS 2023-24 hunting and trapping licenses now on sale
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits (DMPs) for the 2023-24 season are now on sale.
Tobacco excise tax increase expected to boost attempts to quit smoking
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:45 pm
New York state residents seeking motivation to quit smoking will soon encounter a convincing reason. Beginning Sept. 1, the excise tax on cigarettes and little cigars will increase $1 to a total of $5.35 a pack, marking the first such increase since July 1, 2010.
D'Youville University announces Katie Mallinson as executive director
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:45 pm
D'Youville University has announced the appointment of Katie Mallinson as the Executive Director for the Kavinoky Theatre. This new role comes in addition to her current position as the university's program director for the Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Theater Arts - the first acting and performance MFA in Western New York
NWF recognizes Porter for improvements at POTL town park
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:40 pm
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­As it readies for a Aug. 9 ribbon-cutting of a new exercise court at Porter on the Lake Park, the Town of Porter announced it received national recognition for ongoing environmental improvements completed at the lakeside park. Supervisor John "Duffy" Johnston said the town was recognized by the National Wildlife Federation for its efforts in creating a Certified Wildlife Habitat at POTL through NWF's Garden for Wildlife movement.
UPDATED: Thursday night shooting in Niagara Falls
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:40 pm
(Thursday) evening, officers responded to a shots fired call at the 900 block of Niagara Avenue.
Grand Island business owners tapped to host national conference event
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 11:20 am
When your business accomplishments raise not only your bottom line but the standard in your particular industry, what do you do? If you're Seema and Fahim Mojawalla, owners of Grand Island's Island Ship Center (ISC), you offer to host a conference and share your steps to success with fellow business owners from across the United States. Then, according to Fahim, six years later when you have grown that business into a million-dollar operation, you offer to do it all over again.
Election 2023: George Hauss running for Grand Island town clerk
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 11:15 am
My name is George Hauss, and I want to officially introduce myself as I embark on my candidacy for Grand Island town clerk. As a resident for the last 20 years, representing my neighbors would be a great honor.
Election 2023: Obarka running for Grand Island Town Council
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 11:15 am
My name is Kristen Obarka, and I am running for Grand Island Town Council. I would be greatly honored to represent all the residents of this very special community.
Making magic for the masses: A week behind the scenes at Artpark
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 11:10 am
Artpark & Company used extra-small font on its heavy-stock, 8-1/2-by-11 2023 season poster in order to cram in as many listings as possible. It doesn't escape me that this typographical method reflects the standard the performing, visual, educational and environmental arts venue has set by jam-packing summers with concerts, walks, tours and talks.
Loud and fast: 'Thunder on the Niagara' returns this weekend
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 11:00 am
"Thunder on the Niagara" is back at Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda this weekend, and hydroplane enthusiasts of all ages couldn't be more pleased.
Buffalo Launch Club readies for 44th annual Antique Classic Boat Show
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 11:00 am
Boating season is in full swing, particularly in the Great Lakes region, which, overall, offers the best on-water fun this time of year.
Wheatfield Family picnic called town's 'biggest day of the year'
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 11:00 am
The 43rd annual Wheatfield Family Picnic this Sunday, Aug. 6, at Fairmount Park is considered by the organizer as the highlight of the summer for the town.
Ask Expert Vienna Laurendi: Deciding when to sell a home
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 10:55 am
This is a very common question that comes from most potential home sellers who wonder if the spring market is the best market to capitalize on their investment; or is there any other time during the year that is just as good - or better?
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 4, 2023
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 09:55 am
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 4, 2023

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