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Believe it! Sugar Ray, BTE & Emerson Hart concert plenty of fun at Artpark; photos & video
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 02:35 pm
A smaller but peppier Artpark crowd was treated to the most fun concert of the 2019 "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series this week. Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra and Emerson Hart of Tonic had people on their feet, singing and dancing along to some of the 1990's biggest hits.
Passion sandwiching Kingdom Bound appearance in between mega conferences; Kristian Stanfill interview
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:35 pm
When was the last time you saw 40,000 youth in church?
Buffalo Sabres acquire Henri Jokiharju from Blackhawks
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team acquired defenseman Henri Jokiharju (joh-kee-HARH-yoo) from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Alexander Nylander.
North Tonawanda: Ribbon-cutting held for 600 River Road Apartments
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:05 pm
Those who have driven down River Road of late may have seen a massive complex being constructed across from Recreational Warehouse. That massive complex - 600 River Road Apartments - was welcomed to the North Tonawanda community Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting held at the facility.
Artpark's free family programming a hit
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 01:15 pm
Though rains threatened to spoil the party, Artpark & Company's "Free Family Saturdays" kicked off in fine fashion over the weekend. In fact, children and parents dodged some drops and came out early to make slime, a colorful mask or play with an assortment of toys atop a sandy hill.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The series is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 17, at Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport, 521 East Ave. It runs from 1-3:30 p.m.
Lions seek entries for International Peace Poster contest
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
The Lewiston Community Lions are sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster contest through the Town of Lewiston Recreation Department. Students ages 11, 12 or 13 (as of Nov. 15) are eligible to participate in the contest.
100 years of teaching excellence at NCCC
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
When Niagara County Community College was created in 1962, the original campus was located in downtown Niagara Falls at the former Nabisco Shredded Wheat plant. By 1973, NCCC had moved to its permanent location to Sanborn, at the intersection of Route 31 (Saunders Settlement Road) and Route 429 (Townline Road).
Finding a Native American dentist is rare; UB dental program aims to change that
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
Nearly 10,500 students applied to attend dental school in the U.S. this fall. Just 16 of those students are Native American, according to the American Dental Education Association.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Poloncarz announces contract agreement with NYS Nurses Association
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 05:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced an agreement on a new six-year contract has been reached between Erie County and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). The new pact, approved by NYSNA membership on July 3, includes raises of 2% in 2020-23, along with a raise of 3% in 2019.
'Stranger Things,' 'Spider-Man: Far From Home,' Shawn Mendes lead Teen Choice 2019 second & final wave of nominees
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:50 pm
The second and final wave of Teen Choice 2019 nominees have been announced and "Stranger Things" leads with six nominations. "Spider-Man: Far From Home," "Murder Mystery" and "The Last Summer" are the front-runners in film with three nominations each. Music artist Shawn Mendes tops the music category with three nominations.
'It Chapter Two,' 'Veronica Mars' top 'CONAN' guest lineup at Comic-Con International
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:40 pm
Conan O'Brien returns to San Diego for the fifth year in a row with a week of special one-hour star-filled shows taped during Comic-Con International. This year's shows will feature the stars of "Veronica Mars," "It Chapter Two" and "Carnival Row," plus plenty of superstar surprise guests.
UB researcher awarded grant to investigate potential smoking cessation therapy
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:40 pm
Numerous smoking cessation therapies are on the market, but actually quitting for good is still a major challenge for many smokers.
NYS: Record-breaking fishing continues on Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:25 pm
As summer officially gets underway, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos encouraged residents and visitors to explore the fishing available on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
'Girl Scouts Love State Parks' initiative aims to get every girl outside
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:15 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York encourages girls to have outdoor experiences in Western New York along with thousands of girls in hundreds of state parks across the U.S.
New York State Parks announces 7th annual free learn-to-swim program
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the start of the seventh annual free learn-to-swim program, which will reach up to 3,000 children this summer at 26 state parks.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Come Together: pARTy at the CAM'
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:15 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting its inaugural summer happy hour, "Come Together: pARTy at the CAM," from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. This "friend-raiser" encourages first-time and long-standing visitors to enjoy a summer evening on the NU campus.
NU turns trash into treasure
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:15 pm
Niagara University's "2 Good 2 Toss" community garage sale program raised nearly $1,700 this year for student outreach programs - while also keeping hundreds of reusable items out of landfills.
Tall ships in Buffalo for Basil Port of Call
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 01:45 pm
Twelve tall ships ported in Buffalo over the Independence Day weekend, making the Queen City a popular spot with locals and tourists alike. The Buffalo Lighthouse Association served as the host port organizer for the first American harbor on the route of this year's Tall Ships Challenge race series in the Great Lakes.
Poloncarz, Cannon join EC Social Services staff to cut ribbon at new Appletree offices
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Child Protective Services (CPS) children's services and adoption and specialized services units have completed a transition from their former space at 478 Main St., Buffalo, to modern, spacious new offices at the Appletree Business Park in the Town of Cheektowaga.
Stephen Curry, Tony Romo & Justin Timberlake headline all-star field at 2019 American Century Championship
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, Grammy Award-winning musician Justin Timberlake and four-time NFL Pro-Bowler/CBS Sports NFL analyst and defending champion Tony Romo headline the star-studded field at the American Century Championship.
JCOPE posts 2018 financial disclosure statements for elected officials
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced it has posted the 2018 annual statements of financial disclosure (FDS) of the statewide elected officials and members of the Assembly and Senate who were in office as of the May 15 filing deadline.
Sweet Chalk Festival slated for Saturday, Sunday in Lockport
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
Art is returning to Lockport this weekend with Lockport's seventh annual Sweet Chalk Festival (July 13-14). Professional and student artists will use the municipal parking lots at Pine and Main streets as their canvases.
WNY groups receive $790,000 grant to improve health of residents of Buffalo's East Side
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
The African American Health Disparities Task Force and Cicatelli Associates Inc. have received a $790,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve health outcomes and reduce high rates of chronic disease among African Americans living along Ferry Street in Buffalo.
'Kids Baking Championship' returns this summer with a double dose of delicious desserts
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
Summer fun is on the rise as "Kids Baking Championship" returns with back-to-back new episodes on Monday, Aug. 12 (8 and 9 p.m. ET/PT) on Food Network. Weekly new episodes air Mondays at 9 p.m.
Buffalo Sabres, Marcus Johansson agree to 2-year contract
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 11:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Saturday announced the team signed forward Marcus Johansson to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $4.5 million.
Holiday Inn Express throws 1st birthday party
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:05 am
A year to the day of opening, the Holiday Inn Express threw a first birthday party Wednesday.
Sign of the times? Simonson receiving positive feedback on report
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Signs, utility wires and the notion of visual clutter in a historic village have been the talk of the town in Lewiston over the past three weeks. Lee Simonson's report was featured in The Sentinel on June 22 and, since then, "All the feedback I'm getting is positive on the sign/wire report."
Swans at Wilson launch
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
I recently took a little tour of the launch ramp at Wilson Harbor, searching for a safe place to launch a boat. I knew the lower river launches were a mess except for Lewiston, but Lewiston is a long way from the lake.
YYC to cancel 2019 Can Am Challenge
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Youngstown Yacht Club announced the 2019 edition of the Can Am Challenge has been cancelled. It was originally scheduled to run July 26-28.
Lewiston slips likely unavailable for 2019
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Boating slipholders in Lewiston are once again out of luck.
Obituary: Patrick Joseph DeCillis
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Patrick Joseph DeCillis, 96-plus, a formerly of Grand Island, died peacefully June 23, 2019, in Paducah, Kentucky, after a brief stay at Parkview Nursing and Rehab.
Grand Island Town Board: Tetkowski honored with town proclamation
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board honored 96-year-old Lenore Tetkowski for her lifelong commitment to her hometown.
GI Farmers Market moves to WNY Welcome Center
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Farmers Market is moving to a new location starting this summer: the Western NY Welcome Center on Grand Island.
Artpark offers diverse calendar of free programs in variety of outdoor spaces
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Each summer, people look forward to experiencing live music at Artpark. But beyond its award-winning concert series, Artpark has a rich history intertwining art experimentation and numerous accessible programs for all in a stunning natural setting.
Buffalo Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 1-year contract
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 04:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Friday announced the team signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $1.6 million.
Porter Empty Return awards local students
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 03:50 pm
Porter Empty Return has announced the winners of the 2019 Eco - Echo Awards. This year, the scholarships were presented to graduates of both Wilson and Lewiston-Porter high schools.
Community invited to learn more about Tuscarora Nation at annual picnic & field days
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 03:45 pm
Every day, Lewiston residents are reminded of the Tuscarora Nation's unexpected and brave actions taken more than 200 years ago.
Lewiston student receives honors for community service
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 03:00 pm
On June 28, Charles Dieteman, a sophomore student at Lewiston-Porter High School, was awarded with both the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and the President's Volunteer Service Award for his work raising money for Empower.

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