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Sanctus Real debuts new single, 'Unstoppable God'
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 01:00 pm
Fair Trade Services announced the new single from Sanctus Real, "Unstoppable God," is out now and available at all digital music providers. "Unstoppable God" is the follow-up to the band's smash, top 5 hit "Confidence," which has accumulated more than 16 million streams at press time.
Catholic Health seeking requests for community benefit grants
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 01:00 pm
As part of its commitment to improve the health of the community and increase access to care for the underserved, Catholic Health is seeking requests for its 2019 community benefit grants.
Maddie & Tae release new EP, 'One Heart to Another'
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 12:50 pm
Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye, known as Maddie & Tae, are gearing up to release their new EP, "One Heart to Another," this Friday. The five-song collection features "Friends Don't," "Tourist in This Town," "New Dogs Old Tricks," the title track and their brand-new single, "Die From a Broken Heart." The anticipated project, mainly co-written by the two, represents stories of love, loss and redemption, and is more than just a new offering from the duo.
Niagara Falls City School District students, teachers give to Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 12:50 pm
Niagara Falls City Schools have collected and donated much-needed supplies to Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity.
Lauren Alaina will be honored by Musicians On Call
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 12:50 pm
Lauren Alaina will receive the Music Heals Award at the 20th Anniversary celebration of Musicians On Call on May 31 in Nashville. She is being honored for her commitment to volunteering at the MOC's Bedside Performance Program.
Niagara County: Volunteer firefighters, FASNY push for new members
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 12:50 pm
State and Niagara County fire officials joined elected leaders Monday at South Lockport Volunteer Fire Co. to kick-off RecruitNY 2019, as part of a statewide effort to increase volunteer firefighters.
Grand Island Relay For Life: Island to Paint the Town Purple on May 4
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Committee members of the 2019 Grand Island Relay For Life will Paint the Town Purple on Saturday, May 4, and bring the Town Commons alive with purple in preparation for the annual Paint the Town Purple event, which takes place nationally on May 1.
Grand Island Garden Walk is July 7
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Spring is here and it is time to start thinking about planting and enjoying gardens. The fourth annual Grand Island Garden Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. The Garden Walk is a free event for participating gardens and for the public. Hundreds of visitors have toured and admired Island gardens during past walks, and such annual successes have the planning committee excited for the 2019 gardening season.
RecruitNY: Firefighters sound alarm for new members
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 02:05 pm
State and county fire officials joined with dozens of firefighters and elected leaders Monday at South Lockport Volunteer Fire Co. to officially kick off RecruitNY 2019. This weekend, hundreds of fire departments across New York state, including throughout Western New York, will host recruitment events in their communities.
In honor of Earth Day ...
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
In honor of Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) and the University of Connecticut's department of marine sciences are announcing the publication of the Long Island Sound Habitat Mapping Initiative website.
Applebee's honors vets & active duty during Military Appreciation Month
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 12:00 pm
A longtime supporter of the U.S. military, T.L. Cannon Companies and its 61 Applebee's restaurants across upstate New York, Connecticut and Northern Pennsylvania are furthering their efforts during the month of May, as part of the annual Military Appreciation Month celebration.
Celebrate spring with 6th annual Cherry Blossom Festival
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival returns for its sixth year from May 1-5. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, The Buffalo History Museum, Friends of the Japanese Garden, and Music Is Art partner to host a celebration of the spring season and cherry blossoms with activities for all ages.
Celebrate Earth Day with sculpture contest, green-themed activities at Niagara Power Vista
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 11:55 am
The New York Power Authority is encouraging visitors of all ages to participate in a sculpture contest, which will be one of the featured activities at its "Every Day is Earth Day" celebration, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Our Lady of Peace elevates care with new cutting-edge technology
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 11:40 am
Our Lady of Peace, a leading provider of nursing and rehabilitation services in Western New York, has implemented EarlySense's contact-free, continuous monitoring solution. The 250-bed facility installed the patient-monitoring platform to advance its dedication to patient safety and care.
New baker earns chance to go into business with 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro, have their treats sold nationally
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 09:20 am
After three rounds of intense challenges testing the baking and business skills of four entrepreneurial bakers, Charlette Bell of Stone Mountain, Georgia, creamed the competition on the premiere of "Bake You Rich," earning the opportunity of a lifetime to have her dessert sold by the "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro on Carlo's Bakery website.
Tour of Homes, celebrating 15 years, seeking homes & decorators
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 09:20 am
2019 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Tour of Homes. The annual event, inspired by the holiday season and historic homes, is a fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston. Each tour consists of five beautiful homes appointed in holiday d├ęcor, as well as additional historical locations of interest.
Western New York Rose Society schedules 70th Rose Show
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 09:20 am
The Western New York Rose Society has scheduled its 70th annual Rose Show for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga.
International expert on teaching Shakespeare to host workshop at UB
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Peggy O'Brien, the founding director of education at the Folger Shakespeare Library and an international expert on the teaching of Shakespeare, will present one of her groundbreaking workshops at the University at Buffalo at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, as part of the UB English department's contribution to the campuswide Discovery Week.
Mount St. Mary's participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 07:00 am
As part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, Mount St. Mary's Hospital is hosting a drive-up drop-off site to help get unused and unwanted medications out of people's homes.
Coloring Contest winners selected
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Island Dispatch and Grand Island PennySaver had a special guest judge for the annual Easter Coloring Contest.
State Independence Party makes endorsements in town races
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Independence Party announced their endorsements for the 2019 election in the Town of Grand Island.
Grand Island Board of Education adopts $63 million 2019-20 budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:05 am
Without making any amendments to the proposal presented by district administration, the Grand Island Board of Education voted to adopt a $63 million 2019-20 school budget at a Tuesday.
Smelt Fest a fun opportunity to sample fried fish, give back to anglers, LPD
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Smelt Festival is the official start of the village's summer slate of activities. It is an enjoyable evening where, despite the weather - which is often about 55 and overcast - friends gather together to mingle, listen to live music and eat the #FriesWithEyes.
Peek inside 765 Fairchild Place
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
McGuire Development Co. on Wednesday told The Sentinel that 765 Fairchild Place is on track to open as scheduled. Construction is almost complete at the luxury apartment complex, located at the site of the former Fairchild Manor in the Village of Lewiston.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Glenn Wienke honored as Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Glenn Wienke has been chosen by Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and Town Board as the 2019 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Gary Zanardi honored as Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Gary Zanardi has been chosen by Town of Porter Supervisor Duffy Johnston and the Town Board as the 2019 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year.
Village of Lewiston set to adopt budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday for a special meeting, at which time they are expected to adopt the 2019-20 fiscal year budget.
Obituary: Donald W. Becker
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Donald W. Becker of Grand Island entered into rest April 17, 2019.
Obituary: Eugene (Gene) Bondar
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Eugene (Gene) Bondar, 95, of Washington, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Peters Township, Pennsylvania. Born on May 8, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Marie (Skwarek) and Andrew Bondar.
Town of Grand Island designated Purple Heart community
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the Grand Island Town Board with a certificate of commendation designating the town as a Purple Heart community.
All hands on deck for DeGlopper Memorial work party
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Committee will host a work party Sunday, April 28. Anyone willing and able is invited to attend.
Sidway Elementary School on cusp of reaching goal for new playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School's playground committee is in the home stretch of fundraising for a new playground at the Baseline Road school.
Grand Island powering into solar
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
As Island residents are now fully aware, Grand Island is moving full-steam ahead when it comes to solar energy.
Nemeth announces candidacy for town justice
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 06:55 am
Mark S. Nemeth has announced his candidacy for Grand Island Town Justice this year. He has received the endorsement of the Grand Island Republican Party, Conservative Party and the New York Independence Party. He will appear in those primaries on June 25 as well as those of the Democrat, Green and Working Families parties.
Island Ship Center becoming UPS Access Point
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 06:55 am
It's up to 13 years in business and counting - and 63 services offered and counting - for the Island Ship Center.
Volunteers needed for Kids Day
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 06:55 am
Volunteers are again needed to sell newspapers to support Kids Day on Tuesday, April 30. Proceeds from this paper sale help support the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital and Cradle Beach in their efforts to care for loved ones.
Kinney seeks reelection
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 06:55 am
Longtime Grand Island resident Beverly A. Kinney announced her candidacy for reelection to the Grand Island Town Council.
Pusatier running for Town Council
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 06:55 am
I have grown up on Grand Island, a mother of two, and the wife to my husband, Mike, of 23 years. My parents and in-laws are residents of Grand Island. We love our town. I am passionate about serving and helping others. Grand Island is our forever home. I want to give back to the community that raised me and now my family.
Hauss announces run for clerk
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 06:55 am
George Hauss is running for Grand Island town clerk. He has been an attorney for over 23 years and is a certified public accountant, practicing in the areas of real estate, tax, estate planning, and probate. He has lived on Grand Island for 15 years with his wife of 25 years, Lisa Marie, who works as a nurse at Erie County Medical Center, and their two rescue dogs and cats.
PSC accelerates community solar development
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 07:00 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission acted Friday to improve the overall value, predictability and certainty for community solar project development.

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