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Melissa Etheridge, Blondie in Lewiston: Female rockers take center stage at Artpark
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 09:25 pm
On Tuesday, Artpark welcomes a powerful double-bill with Melissa Etheridge and Blondie. The two have been alternating opening and closing each performance; in Lewiston, Etheridge is the closer.
Niagara Pioneer soccer tourney to draw thousands
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
One of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the northeastern U.S. will visit Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12.
Fresh Start for new café and market, customers
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 09:30 am
Rose Muto and her family opened Fresh Start Café & Market to save Lewiston one "Green Machine" at a time.
New gazebo at Sanborn museum is a labor of love
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
As the wooden framework of a new gazebo rises near the buildings of the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum on Saunders Settlement Road, it's more than just a possible bandstand, or a place to sit in the shade.
Olde Sanborn Days is a team effort
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Over two days in July, about 2,500 to 3,000 people flock to the grounds of Sanborn Fire Co. on Ward Road (Route 429) to partake of the annual Olde Sanborn Days and all its activities.
Pieces of the Past: Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Like many local history museums, the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum has artifacts from the large (farm equipment, an entire storefront) to the tiny fragments of life that might otherwise be overlooked.
Video, photos: Steve Miller Band performs 'Take the Money and Run,' 'Abracadabra' at Artpark
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 09:30 pm
The Steve Miller Band brought a vast catalog of hit songs - and its namesake's remarkable guitar and vocal prowess - to Artpark in Lewiston June 30. The rock act headlined the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series. The event was sold-out.
VIDEO: SkyWheel - 'The Wheel of Death' - at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 02:40 pm
A series of three breath-taking attractions are planned for this summer outside of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in downtown Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston: Gerry Gismondi named 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival chairman
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 09:20 am
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Marty Pauly has announced Gerry Gismondi has been named chairman of the 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival.
Erie County: 'Operation Prime Time' funds awarded to 56 not-for-profit agencies
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday at Camp Centerland in Amherst by Erie County Legislator Tom Loughran (5th District), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo Board President Gretchen Gross, community leaders and enthusiastic children enjoying their first day at summer camp as they begin a summer full of recreational fun and learning.
Ortt announces $500,000 for Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 12:55 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced $500,000 in state funding to establish an emergency management hub at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Ortt secured the funds in the 2015-16 state budget (Empire State Development Corp., Aid to Localities, S. 2003-C) to help base retention efforts for NFARS.
RealtyUSA raises funds for WNY Heroes
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Chris Kreiger walked away from RealtyUSA Wednesday with a big check and an even larger donation. He received $815 from the Lewiston branch, which raised funds during its second annual basket auction. That donation is more than double the amount collected in 2014.
Photos, video: Peter Frampton rocks Artpark
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 02:40 pm
Grammy winner Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history.
Photos, video: Cheap Trick performs at Artpark
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 02:35 pm
Watch Cheap Trick perform "The Flame" and "I Want You to Want Me" at Artpark.
Hounds for Heroes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 11:25 am
Niagara County will soon be able to claim the distinction of being the first of its kind to nominate a canine chief of staff, host a red, white and blue pet parade and decide, once and for all, just whose furry (or feathery, or scaly) companion is the most patriotic, thanks to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra team up for free concert to support Niagara Hospice
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, the Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra will host "A Midsummer Night's Music" at First Presbyterian Church in Lockport. Admission is free. Donations to Niagara Hospice are gratefully accepted.
Tonawandas offer a gateway to summer
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 08:00 am
With all the artisans, musicians and food vendors present for the T-NT Gateway Market last Thursday, the biggest crowd congregated around Lloyd III, the third incarnation of the popular Buffalo-based food truck.
Community Missions annual Duck Race benefits hungry and homeless in Niagara County
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 05:20 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual Duck Race, presented by Fidelis Care, at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
Ortt, VFW dedicate sign for Youngstown veterans
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:35 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt and members of the VFW Lake Ontario Post 313 in Youngstown honored and memorialized all Youngstown veterans who have served overseas with a sign along Route 93/Lockport Road. The sign designates a portion of Route 93 as the "Youngstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway."
Niagara Falls: Outdoor attractions planned at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is planning to raise the bar in a big way this summer. The resort destination announced Monday it will host a series of three outdoor attractions performed by the Espanas, a world-renowned fifth-generation circus family.
Artpark is putting the art back in the park
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:30 pm
For the past three weeks, five grad students from five colleges have been working on the installation of five different outdoor art projects around the Village of Lewiston's state park.
Making a splash
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Even as the Aquarium of Niagara marks its 50th anniversary, plans are afoot to bring the venerable local institution into its future.
Oh, it's a big Deal
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Deal Realty is coming to Center Street.
Artpark: The week that was
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:40 pm
Artpark launched its 2015 "Tuesday in the Park" summer concert series June 16 with Widespread Panic. Canadian alt-rockers Three Days Grace performed the next night as part of the "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce names visitor guide cover winner
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:20 pm
As the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was preparing for the design of its annual visitors guide, staffers decided to look beyond the stock photos in their files and asked the public to provide images for a chance to design the cover.
Niagara County building renamed for Ross
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:35 pm
A unanimous Niagara County Legislature chose to honor its longest-serving chairman by naming a newly acquired county building after him the day after he leaves office, with a top county lawmaker hailing the departing presiding officer as "a great leader ... and a friend."
Thunder of Niagara Air Show releases digital version of 2015 poster
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 08:45 pm
Dominic Curcione, a senior at Wilson Senior High School, designed the poster for the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show. It was designed in Lynn Schuler-Bewley's advanced media arts class.
New owners, same Apple Granny
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 09:10 am
The new owners of Apple Granny Restaurant have grand plans to change ... well, nothing.
Video: Lindsey Stirling performs at Artpark
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:35 am
Lindsey Stirling, a one-of-a-kind rock/electronic dance music violinist and YouTube superstar, kicked off the summer season at Artpark Wednesday. She performed for more than an hour and a half, treating the audience to selections from her self-titled 2012 album and her sophomore effort, 2014's "Shatter Me."
Red Brick Bench Press Championship benefits military and families
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:10 am
In addition to his duties as Lewiston town supervisor, Dennis Brochey also serves as founder and director of a yearly fundraiser known as the Red Brick Bench Press Championship.
Alzheimer's caregivers find support, advice in group
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 07:00 pm
Sadness, depression, fear, loneliness, isolation, confusion, anger ... people who are the prime caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's can experience any of these feelings ... and more.
NU students fundraise for Peruvian orphanage while studying abroad
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:20 pm
Niagara University students are committed to making a difference in the lives of others, whenever and - the operative term here - wherever they are needed.
First Niagara, Baird Foundation partner to support Baker Victory Services
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:10 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Baird Foundation are providing the funding for a new van for Baker Victory Services' "Work Appreciation for Youth" program.
Chef's Restaurant Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle raises $25,000 for Billittier Foundation
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:55 am
Saturday's Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle raised $25,000 for the namesake and Western New York charities including the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.
Andrews says Frontier House bones 'way better' than public perception
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
When community members, elected and business leaders strategize what to do with the 10-years-dormant Frontier House, the conversations tend to suggest the 191-year-old building is dilapidated, falling apart and structurally suspect. Broker Bruce Andrews doesn't use those words. Instead, he calls the Center Street landmark amazing and uses descriptions like character, craftsmanship and skill.
Stella Niagara Preserve forever protected thanks to successful multimillion-dollar fundraising effort
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 05:50 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve announced Thursday the Land Conservancy is now the proud owner of the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston.
Fondo a gran success
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
The Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought its "party on wheels" to Niagara County May 16 for its second annual ride to benefit Niagara Hospice. More than 600 cyclists gathered at Krull Park in Olcott and set out on three scenic routes throughout the Niagara Wine Trail.
Community garage sale tops $5,000 in support of Campus Ministry
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara University's end-of-year community garage sale has now raised more than $5,000 in support of its office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Rainforest Cafe Niagara Falls USA grand opening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 06:35 pm
NFNY Hotel Management LLC has announced the opening of Rainforest Cafe, the newest attraction in Niagara Falls USA. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant opened to the public at 6:30 p.m.
Sarkees' 'Deposits for Food' provides more funding for area soup kitchens
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 10:20 am
In late May, Community Missions presented its annual Public Relations Award to Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees as part of its annual awards brunch. Sarkees was recognized for his "Deposits for Food" program, for which he collects bottles, cans and scrap metal for redemption, then donates the proceeds to area soup kitchens.