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Tod Kniazuk leaving ASI
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced that, after nearly six years, Executive Director Tod A. Kniazuk is leaving the organization.
Terry & Kim Pegula announce addition of ADPRO Sports
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
Terry and Kim Pegula on Monday announced they have acquired a majority interest in team sports dealer and branded merchandise provider ADPRO Sports.
'Champions Of Magic' theatrical production arrives direct from London for its US premiere tour
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts welcomes Champions Of Magic at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Tickets will go on sale at noon Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Memorial Medical Center auxiliary seeks donations of 'gently worn' items
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
The Auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center is seeking donations of "gently worn" men's and women's coats, jackets, suits and sweaters, as well as handbags and jewelry, for a sale to be held Sept. 28-29.
For the first time in decades, International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians meets in Buffalo
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
When the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians last met in Buffalo, Jimmy Griffin was the mayor, and the Buffalo Sabres still played at the Aud.
Summer STEAM program ends with presentation of 3-D-printed prosthetic hands
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 11:50 am
Life-changing. Surprising. Inspiring. These were some of the words enrolled students used to describe the experience they had designing prosthetic hands for children in need using 3-D printing technology as part of the "Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T" science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) experience organized by WNY STEM and AT&T.
178th Erie County Fair concludes with second-largest attendance in history
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 11:35 am
One month to the day after an EF-2 tornado hit the Erie County Fairgrounds, the 178th Erie County Fair in Hamburg concluded its 12-day run Sunday night.
Lewiston Jazz Festival: Top musical acts, 150 performers, Militello Mass take center stage
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 10:05 am
The 16th annual Jazz Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25-26. Now known as the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, and presented by Northwest Bank, the event is a jazz music lover's delight: a free, two-day event with more than 150 musicians lined up and down Center Street, with performances on a half-dozen stages.
Merchandise vendors needed for inaugural holiday marketplace inside Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 07:00 am
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.) is calling for applications from regional merchandise vendors to be part of its inaugural holiday marketplace on three consecutive Saturdays (11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16.)
Destination Niagara USA call for board of directors applications
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 07:00 am
Destination Niagara USA, the official destination marketing organization for Niagara Falls and Niagara County, is currently looking to fill three openings on its board of directors.
In Porter, Collins offers IJC update
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:50 pm
U.S. Congressman Chris Collins, shown here with Town of Porter Councilman Duffy Johnston, was the guest speaker at the Porter lake homeowners meeting.
Jeremy Camp's new album, 'The Answer,' available for pre-order
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:10 pm
"The Answer," the upcoming album from award-winning Grammy nominee Jeremy Camp, is available for pre-order. Officially releasing Oct. 6 (Capitol CMG), "The Answer" can be pre-ordered by clicking HERE. Additionally, the album's new single, "The Answer," debuted Friday, joined by a music video that can be viewed below.
Ortt, Jacobs, Morinello, Dutchess County executive team up for ThinkDIFFERENTLY awareness campaign
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:10 pm
In a joint effort to promote social acceptance and inclusiveness of individuals of all abilities, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, U.S. Sen. Chris Jacobs and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello teamed up with Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro ON Friday for his ThinkDIFFERENTLY campaign.
Singer-songwriter/worship leader Christy Nockels unveils new single (with promise of more new music to follow)
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:05 pm
Three-time GMA Dove Award-winning recording artist Christy Nockels has released a new single, "Build My Life," available now. Following the release of her widely praised Christmas album, "A Thrill of Hope," Nockels said she hopes to invite listeners into a deeper place of worship and understanding of the wonder of God in "Build My Life."
Pop star Rachel Platten crashes ceiling with brand-new single, 'Broken Glass'
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:00 pm
Multiplatinum, award-winning pop star Rachel Platten returns with her powerful new single "Broken Glass," the first taste of music from her forthcoming album, set to be released this fall via Columbia Records.
'No safe amount of time' to look at sun during eclipse, warns UB ophthalmologist
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:00 pm
Even though Buffalo will only see a partial eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, people who want to view it must wear eclipse glasses or they will risk permanent blindness, according to Andrew Reynolds, M.D., clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. He is an ophthalmologist with the Ross Eye Institute/UBMD Ophthalmology.
Town of Lewiston moves ahead on water line project
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Following months of planning and discussion, the Town of Lewiston moved on establishing a single town water district at its Monday meeting. It also set the stage for a $10.2 million water line improvement covering numerous areas of Lewiston.
Grand Island Town Board to discuss Golden Age Center issues Monday
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board agenda includes two matters pertaining to staffing and pay at the Golden Age Center, giving council members a chance to revisit an issue over which they have deadlocked.
Grand Island wins another Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Assistance from patrons of the arts helped Grand Island High School students win an unprecedented seventh first-place award in the last eight years at the 2017 Chalk Walk competition.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County. The workshop series is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
ABC's 'American Idol' kicks off open auditions at Walt Disney World Resort
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 05:30 pm
"American Idol" winners Ruben Studdard, Jordin Sparks and Kris Allen kicked off auditions for the first season of "American Idol" on ABC on Thursday from Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The trio was joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in a celebratory ribbon-cutting moment.
Plaza update provided to Planning Board
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 05:05 pm
As forecast in last week's Sentinel, Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino (right) presented plaza changes to the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday. Citing requests from potential tenants, he proposed minor window and door changes for building No. 1.
New school resource officer named at N-W
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 05:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston announced Monday that it has reached a new four-year agreement with the Niagara-Wheatfield School District for a school resource officer to be staffed by the Lewiston Police Department.
'Surfacing' exhibition to display original work by Karen Lee Lewis
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:50 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host an opening reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, for "Surfacing," an exhibition featuring original works by local artist Karen Lee Lewis.
'Art of Fashion' opening at NACC
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:45 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will highlight fashion designers in a versatile collection of exhibits and events in its "Art of Fashion" extravaganza, taking place from Friday, Aug. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Townsend Gallery, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Flix in the Park' movie series begins
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:40 pm
The fourth annual "Flix in the Park" summer movies series will begin this Friday at North Tonawanda's Pine Woods Park.
Legendary ABBA songwriter & co-founder Benny Andersson to release career-spanning, 21-track solo piano album
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 09:20 am
Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announces a brand-new album of solo piano music from legendary Swedish composer and ABBA co-founder Benny Andersson. The album, titled simply "Piano," will be released on Friday, Sept. 29, through iconic classical music label Deutsche Grammophon.
Buffalo Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 2-year deal
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.6 million.
Famous Muscarella's Cannoli to debut at Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 03:25 pm
More than 100 years ago - 1905, to be exact - Vincenzo Muscarella and his wife, Concettina, opened Muscarella's Pastry Shop on Busti Avenue in Buffalo. For the next seven decades (including a move to Niagara Street), the Muscarella family would earn a reputation for high-end desserts.
AAA: Eclipse becomes tourism sensation
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:20 pm
On Monday, Aug. 21, the continental U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979.
Niagara University to implement test-optional admission policy
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:15 pm
Niagara University is taking the lead in Western New York by implementing a test-optional admission policy for the fall 2018 semester. As part of the policy, students seeking admission to Niagara may elect not to submit standardized test scores as part of their admission application.
Budwey's Supermarket purchased by Market in the Square owner
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:15 pm
Grocer Frank Budwey is handing off his family business to the Kusmierski family.
Allstate, Allstate agencies seek to bring hundreds of jobs to New York by year-end
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:00 pm
Allstate Insurance Co. has announced a boost to its sales force in New York to keep pace with growing consumer demand for insurance and financial products and services in the state.
Call to artists & makers: LiveNF 'Makers Market' debuting
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
LiveNF will host its first "Makers Market" in Third Street storefronts (400 block) on Saturday, Dec. 9. This event partners with the Power City Eatery "Santa's Workshop" on that same day (444 Third St.).
Buffalo Sabres announce ticket prices, on-sale dates for 2017-18
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced single-game tickets for the 2017-18 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The Sabres also announced tickets for the team's preseason home games will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Shania Twain announces 2018 'NOW' Tour
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:20 pm
Global superstar Shania Twain has announced she will hit the road next year in support of her new album, "NOW." These dates mark Shania's first tour since "Rock This Country" back in 2015. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off May 3 in Tacoma, Washington, and will run through the rest of the summer, culminating in Las Vegas on Aug. 4 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
William Mattar donations to schools exceeds 1 million pencils
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:00 pm
School supply shortages are found in many inner city and suburban schools. To combat need locally, upstate New York attorney William Mattar sponsors an annual "Pencils 4 Schools" campaign, which provides pencils to students in need.
Fresh from 'AGT,' Grace VanderWaal announces 'Just The Beginning Tour'
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:40 am
Thirteen-year-old singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal is set to embark on her first U.S. headlining tour this fall. The "Just The Beginning Tour" starts with an already sold-out show in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, and will make stops in major cities across the U.S., including Chicago, Boston and New York City.
Gavriluke to join Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center staff
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:40 am
Anna Gavriluke, M.D., an experienced physician and research scientist, will join the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Oct. 1.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County kicks off 100th anniversary celebration as part of Day of Caring event
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
More than 3,600 volunteers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County at KeyBank Center prior to spending the day volunteering as part of the organization's annual "Day of Caring" volunteer event. To celebrate reaching the century milestone there was a ceremonial cake cutting and remarks by UWBEC President and CEO Michael Weiner.
 

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