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N-W wrestling set for states
Thu, Jan 24th 2019 02:15 pm
With Mother Nature dumping a couple feet of snow and bitter temperatures on Western New York, the storm threw a wrench into the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons wrestling season.
St. Peter's RC School to hold open house
Thu, Jan 24th 2019 07:00 am
St. Peter's R.C. School will host an open house and pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 27. Guests will have an opportunity to discuss the school with other parents, students and teachers. Tours will be available throughout the morning.
Erie County highlights efforts to identify, assist victims during Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 05:40 pm
In commemoration of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn was joined Wednesday by county officials, law enforcement and community partners to discuss ongoing efforts to end all forms of human trafficking in Western New York.
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives funding for new event
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 05:40 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of a new event that will take place at Hennepin Park during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 10-11. The gazebo area will be transformed into an Iroquois market, bringing to life the rich history of Native American traditions, and featuring traditional drumming, music, dance and free hands-on activities.
'Art on Oliver Street' public art initiative to debut
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 05:40 pm
The Oliver Street corridor, located within the City of North Tonawanda, will soon become home to a public art initiative known as "Art on Oliver Street." The initiative will consist of various public art installations in hopes of re-activating the streetscape.
Hannah Kerr impacts radio with new single 'Split the Sea'
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 05:40 pm
Black River Christian artist/songwriter Hannah Kerr's newest single, "Split the Sea," is at Christian radio now after being one of the most added singles on add date. "Split the Sea" can be heard on many stations nationwide. In addition, the lyric video exclusively debuted at CBN online.
Ivan Parker proclaims 'He'll Do It Again'
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 05:40 pm
"He'll Do It Again," the latest single from one of southern gospel's most lauded soloists, Ivan Parker, is set to impact radio stations across the format beginning this week. Penned by Jason Cox and Tony Wood, "He'll Do It Again" is featured on Parker's critically acclaimed 2016 Difference Media debut, "Dancing in the Rain."
Memorial begins lobby renovation project
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 01:15 pm
Workers from Montante Construction this week began construction on the renovation of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's main lobby. The project involves the transformation of the current former information desk and patient registration area to create a patient-focused, welcoming and secure reception center.
Poloncarz statement on Ingersoll Rand's intention to end manufacturing in Cheektowaga
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 12:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Wednesday issued the following statement in response to Ingersoll Rand's announcement of its intention to end manufacturing operations at its plant in Cheektowaga. The company has proposed cuts of an estimated 180 hourly workers and 100 salaried workers, but plans to maintain a technological center at the Broadway site that would still employ 150 workers.
Morinello attends Albany rally for tipped workers
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 12:50 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello attended an Albany rally with the Restaurant Workers of American (RWA) and tipped-wage workers from New York state to voice their concerns surrounding the governor's proposal to remove tipped-wages and pay restaurant workers minimum wage.
Lewiston: Smelt Festival moving to Academy Park
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 09:05 am
Unlike the fish it's named for, which is tiny and landlocked, the Lewiston Smelt Festival is large and needs room to expand. On Tuesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was granted permission by the Village Board to move the May 3 event from the Lewiston waterfront into Academy Park.
Ware leads Falcons boys hoops to fifth-straight win
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 11:25 pm
The Falcons defeated the Depew Wildcats 79-72 inside the Niagara-Wheatfield gymnasium.
Rick Lee James unleashes 'Thunder,' produced by Chris Hoisington in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 05:20 pm
"Thunder," the anticipated eighth recording by acclaimed singer/songwriter and author Rick Lee James, will be available beginning Feb. 8. Produced by Chris Hoisington of Brothers McClurg at Old Bear Studio in Buffalo, "Thunder" features 10 songs, including the title cut co-written by the late Rich Mullins along with renowned songsmiths Lowell Alexander and Phil Naish.
Bethel Music and Jeff Roberts & Associates announce partnership furthering touring arm of Bethel Music
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 05:20 pm
Industry powerhouses Bethel Music and Jeff Roberts & Associates (JRA) are partnering to support the extensive touring efforts of Bethel Music. The collective of artists that form Bethel Music have been taking their music across the U.S. and around the world, including a recent trek in the U.K. JRA has been serving artists for 33 years, including Casting Crowns, for KING & COUNTRY, Matt Maher, Skillet and Rebecca St. James. The collaboration will continue the forward touring momentum.
Oscars: 91st Academy Award nominations announced
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:55 pm
Actor-comedian and Oscar-nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress/producer/director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars nominations today, live from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' headquarters in Beverly Hills.
Erie County seeking to improve health and human services programs
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
The Erie County departments of health, social services and senior services are seeking public input on ways to improve health and human services programs countywide, and have introduced an online survey for public usage to gather such information for incorporation into an enhanced health and human services plan.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center announces Black History Month programs
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center puts black history at the center of its programming all year round. During Black History Month, like throughout the year, staff and programs celebrate everyday heroes of the Underground Railroad and today.
NYS Tax Dept.: Employers must file soon to prevent delays in employees' tax refunds
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds employers to accurately file their withholding taxes ahead of the Jan. 31 deadline. This will help ensure any refunds owed to their employees won't be delayed.
Buffalo Catholic Diocese: New adult sexual abuse and misconduct task force
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo has established the adult sexual abuse and misconduct task force. The group will review and recommend policies and procedures for assessing and responding to allegations of sexual misconduct with adults by priests, deacons, religious and lay employees.
Lyft supports Buffalo drivers with "snow team" experience
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
While Buffalo's first storm is in the rearview, Lyft has an initiative to support its drivers during winter's high ridership demand. Known as the "snow team," Lyft's program invites a select number of Buffalo drivers to participate, offering exclusive benefits to help create a safe experience during winter's challenges - all season long.
29th annual 'Doctors with a Heart Day' is Feb. 9
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
From 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Feb. 9, Dr. Glenda R. Rose and Dr. Thomas G. Barba of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston will sponsor the 29th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" for their patients. Nonperishable food items will be collected to benefit the Niagara Community Action Program (NiaCAP) food pantry in exchange for chiropractic services.
Town of Porter to assist USCG Station Niagara personnel
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 03:40 pm
Joining a growing list of community groups in the River Region helping out affected federal employees in the midst of the U.S. government shutdown, the Town of Porter will begin assisting affected personnel at U.S. Coast Guard Station Niagara in Youngstown.
'I-Hub at the Fair' to expand into dedicated STEM pavilion
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:50 am
The Erie County Fair has announced its "I-Hub at the Fair" exhibit will expand during the upcoming 180th Erie County Fair this August. "I-Hub at the Fair," with the "I" standing for "innovation, imagination & ingenuity," debuted in 2018 to highlight Western New York's growing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)-based economy and educational opportunities. During the 2019 Erie County Fair, the I-Hub's exhibit and demonstration space will be further developed into a stand-alone, 6,000-square-feet pavilion.
Phil Wickham unveils intimate 'Living Hope (The House Sessions)'
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:50 am
With the fall release of his critically lauded "Living Hope," named "Worship Album of the Year" (New Release Today), Phil Wickham has unveiled "Living Hope (The House Sessions)," available now. Recorded live in an intimate setting, "Living Hope (The House Sessions)" invites listeners into a meaningful, visceral time of worship.
Switchfoot's 'Native Tongue' available now
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:40 am
Grammy Award-winning rock band Switchfoot has released its 11th full-length album, "Native Tongue," via Fantasy Records. Throughout 2019, Switchfoot will take the project's message of love and hope to a multitude of fans on the North American leg of their "Native Tongue Tour," which kicks off Feb. 14 in Asheville, North Carolina, and includes a Feb. 28 stop at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto.
Sony Masterworks Broadway to release 'Rent - Original Soundtrack of the FOX Live Television Event'
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:35 am
Sony Masterworks Broadway announced the release of "Rent - Original Soundtrack of the FOX Live Television Event," with music from the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Rent," as performed by cast members, with a live orchestra on stage, during FOX's anticipated live broadcast.
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:35 am
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $54,000.
BPO celebrates classical greats, rock legends, Broadway songstress Kristin Chenoweth, lively performances for youth, and 'Florida Friends' tour in second half of the season
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:25 am
After a break following a bustling holiday season in which the BPO performed for more than 25,000 people at 13 separate concerts, the orchestra returns for a second half of quality entertainment, classical masterworks, and hidden gems.
Erie County Clerk Kearns vows to fight back against 'predatory creditors'
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:20 am
On Jan. 1, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns implemented a policy rejecting court filings for confessions of judgment that do not comply with New York state law.
7eventh Time Down set for "Brand New Day"
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:20 am
"Just Say Jesus" and "God Is On The Move" hitmakers 7eventh Time Down return March 1 with "Brand New Day," the band's fourth BEC studio recording. Featuring 10 tracks, six of which were produced by 7eventh Time Down frontman Mikey Howard, the project also showcases production contributions from Grammy Award-winner Theron "Neff-U" Feemster (Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige), Ian Eskelin (Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets) and Colby Wedgeworth (Tauren Wells, Zach Williams).
Cuomo announces green new deal included in 2019 executive budget
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 10:55 am
Last week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the "Green New Deal," a nation-leading clean energy and jobs agenda that will "aggressively put New York state on a path to economy-wide carbon neutrality," is included in the 2019 executive budget. The plan provides for a transition to clean energy that "spurs growth of the green economy and prioritizes the needs of low- to moderate-income New Yorkers."
Seneca Gaming offering free buffets to all TSA & US Customs and Border Protection officers at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 10:30 am
"During the government shutdown so many families are being affected with no paycheck. Our U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and TSA officers in the Western New York area are still working to keep everyone safe despite not getting paid. Seneca Resorts & Casinos wants to show their appreciation for their hard work and dedication by offering all TSA officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers two free buffets at Thunder Falls Buffet inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino any Monday through Friday in January."
Propane Association shares 5 steps to keep propane users safe during storm
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 10:25 am
In preparation for the significant amounts of snow and ice that are expected from this weekend's storm, the New York Propane Gas Association has issued the following notice for propane customers in New York state. Propane users should take these steps now to help ensure they stay safe and warm during and after this weekend's storm:
Inaugural Niagara Footprint Festival set for Jan. 26
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 07:00 am
A coalition of groups has formed to establish a new winter event on Grand Island for families suffering from cabin fever.
Now it's official
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
After, ahem, a few years of covering the Village of Lewiston for The Sentinel, Managing Editor Joshua Maloni was rewarded this week with (no, not a raise) an official nameplate. The marker comes courtesy of the clerk's office; Maloni said it is much appreciated.
Lewiston Town Board sets stage for 2019
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
In addition to its Jan. 7 approval for construction of the town's second privately owned utility-scale solar system, Lewiston Town Board members spent much of that session with approvals on a number of procedural matters, setting the stage for town operations in 2019.
WXRL Radio announces new FM signal
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
WXRL Radio - Buffalo's home for classic county music - recently announced its new FM-95.5 signal, in addition to AM 1300.
Northwest Bank joins as presenting sponsor at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Representatives of Northwest Bank, New York Region, stopped by Old Fort Niagara on Thursday to announce a new relationship with the Old Fort Niagara Association as presenting sponsor of special events programming.
Spring opening expected for 765 Fairchild Place
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Construction is nearly complete at 765 Fairchild Place, and a May move-in date was announced on Wednesday night. The 29-unit living complex was constructed at the site of the former Fairchild Manor nursing home.
Erie County Legislature: EPA asked to designate Tonawanda Coke a federal Superfund site
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
A resolution introduced by Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick urges the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to request federal funds for Tonawanda Coke clean-up.

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