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Fresh Air children from NYC take summer vacation in WNY area
Wed, Aug 8th 2012 10:05 am
Twenty-three smiling New York City children boarded buses on Aug. 7, headed for the Western New York area, to reunite with their host families at the bus arrival in Amherst.
Lewiston native working London Olympic Games
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 11:55 am
Working his third Olympic Games, Lewiston native Bill Kellick is in London with the USA Taekwondo Team and modern pentathlon.
Meet Artpark's No. 1 fan
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 07:00 am
If you find yourself in front of the stage this summer at Artpark, you'll notice one person leading the legion of adoring fans.
Lewiston: Richardson opening Fourth and Center streets anchor
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 12:00 pm
Professor Herbert Richardson's vision for his property on North Fourth and Center streets is finally coming to fruition. The entrepreneur and Edwin Mellen Press author is about to open his two-story corner building, which he is calling "Lewiston Small Shops."
It takes hard work to make 'Cinderella' the belle of the ball
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:10 am
Oh, sure, when you watch Artpark's version of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" next week, it will be shiny, smooth and, in a word, magical. But just because it looks effortless on stage doesn't mean the production work behind the scenes is easy.
Paddles Up sets record
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Just under 200 boats hit the water off the shore of Grand Island for the seventh annual Paddles Up Niagara.
'Soldiers of the Revolution' battle over Old Fort Niagara
Wed, Aug 1st 2012 10:20 am
On Aug. 11-12, British redcoats will once again scan the eastern horizon for signs of Continental soldiers intent on capturing Old Fort Niagara.
VA WNY Healthcare System partners with HEALTHeLINK to enhance care for veterans
Tue, Jul 31st 2012 03:45 pm
The Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to announce a new partnership to use health information exchange technology, which will improve the quality of care and delivery of medical treatment to local veterans, especially those returning from recent conflicts.
Artpark introduces summer art workshops for adults
Tue, Jul 31st 2012 07:00 am
It's never too late to learn a new craft. Here is your opportunity to discover a hobby, brush up on a technique or master a skill at Artpark's new adult art workshops.
Viatran Corporation raises $8,000 for Niagara Hospice
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 07:00 am
Viatran Corporation of Wheatfield recently presented Niagara Hospice with $8,060, which was raised largely through a Chiavetta's barbecue.
The Spoons headline 'The Spirit of the '80s Reunion'
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 11:00 am
"It was really a good time for people," Gordon Deppe says of the 1980s. "A lot of good memories. Positive economics. People were just having fun. It was like 10 years of Halloween, in a way."
Kiwanis Peach Festival 5K Run announced
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 08:00 am
Parents of the late Jonathan Miller assembled this week with Lewiston Kiwanis and KeyBank officials to announce the 34th annual Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival 5K Run is Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9 a.m.
Maziarz, Hawley: Funding restored for Bates Road
Fri, Jul 27th 2012 08:10 am
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, was joined Thursday by Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, Shelby Supervisor Merle Draper, Ridgeway Supervisor Brian Napoli and Medina Mayor Andrew Meier to announce that they were able to get the funding for the Bates Road Project restored by the New York Department of Transportation.
Fresh Air Children and host families spend day at Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 09:45 am
Fresh Air children and host families enjoyed an exhilarating experience at Niagara Falls' American side. The families "soaked up the experience" on the Cave of the Winds tour.
Old Glory
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 07:00 am
Jennifer and John Cooper present an American flag to Michael Beam, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. The flag, which has 15 stars, is a reproduction of the flag in use during the War of 1812.
Grants awarded to Lewiston Council on the Arts
Wed, Jul 25th 2012 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts was recently recognized as a recipient of two grants awarded through the Arts Niagara Decentralization program.
NU students travel overseas to investigate international justice
Tue, Jul 24th 2012 11:20 am
Twelve criminal justice majors from Niagara University recently joined Assistant Professor Dr. Diana Falco on a three-week study abroad program that examined law enforcement policies in four European countries.
Yum! Fifth annual 'Buffalo's Best Pierogi' contest
Mon, Jul 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Corpus Christi Church is once again looking for Buffalo's best pierogi. This historic east side church is hosting its fifth annual "Buffalo's Best Pierogi" contest on Saturday, Aug. 18. It begins at 4:30 p.m., and is open to all amateur cooks and businesses.
Rock Camp at Artpark
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 08:10 pm
Rock Camp was held at Artpark from July 16-21. Young musicians, ages 10-14, performed hits by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Weezer and more on July 21 on the Amphitheater stage at Artpark.
'Teddy Bear Picnic': Bring a favorite (stuffed) friend to ride carrousel
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
What child could resist a trip on the carrousel with their favorite stuffed animal? Bring your best bear friend for a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts and treats at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.
Special Kids Picnic proves to be unique local opportunity
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
This Wednesday, 740 kids from Niagara and Erie counties came out to enjoy a spectacular picnic filled with food, fun, and games. The Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic, an annual event dedicated to offering safe, supervised activities to developmentally disabled and physically handicapped children, has become a Grand Island tradition.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Festival offers expanded tractor display and festivities
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
The eighth Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Festival, an annual festival held on Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum grounds known for its tractor shows, family festivities and rich farm history offerings, is fast approaching.
Aquarium of Niagara recipient of fundraising efforts
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 10:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is the beneficiary of $1,000 thanks to a trio of business leaders. Marketing directors presented Gay B. Molnar, director of development at the Aquarium, with a check recently.
Heart: Try to understand, it's a magic band
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 08:00 pm
An interview with Ann Wilson of Heart ahead of the band's "Tuesday in the Park" concert at Artpark.
Canal Fest is safe and fun
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:50 am
The much-needed rain showers cleared just in time Sunday afternoon for the opening ceremonies of the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. Every year, this weeklong event remains as an anticipated center point in the summers of local residents.
Niagara University adds master's and certificate programs in TESOL
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:40 am
Beginning this fall, Niagara University's College of Education will offer a new master's degree program for candidates seeking certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Santa to visit Wheatfield market
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:35 am
The Wheatfield Farmers' Market will celebrate its second annual "Christmas in July" from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.
Niagara County health care practices continue to join HEALTHeLINK to improve quality of patient care
Wed, Jul 18th 2012 12:15 pm
More than 370 physician practices and counting are now utilizing HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's clinical information exchange, to improve the quality of patient care through better access to clinical information.
Santa Fe wins 'Best for Food'
Tue, Jul 17th 2012 05:10 pm
Santa Fe was named "Best for Food" in the 2012 Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition. The New Mexico town topped five other destinations - including Lewiston - to take the title. The official announcement was made Tuesday afternoon as part of the Destination Marketing Association International annual convention in Seattle.
Memorial Medical Center, NACC to hold Saturday summer fun doubleheader
Tue, Jul 17th 2012 07:00 am
The emphasis will be on holistic health, community gardening and good old-fashioned fun Saturday, July 21, when Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center host summer festivals at two downtown locations.
Contribution of $18.12 kicks off campaign in a big way
Tue, Jul 17th 2012 07:00 am
When Chris Castellani learned HAL was launching an $18.12 campaign to help fuel the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights and the War of 1812, he stepped up to the plate in a huge way.
Frontier House not forgotten
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 07:00 am
What if the Village of Lewiston had its own version of the famous Pearl Street Grill & Brewery smack dab in the middle of Center Street? That's one proposal under consideration for the long-vacant Frontier House.
Dog rescued at Niagara Falls
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 08:40 pm
On Friday, Dr. Gino Sementa, a veterinarian from Rochester, was visiting Three Sisters Island at Niagara Falls State Park when he observed a white dog on "Little Brother Island," which is just down stream from Three Sisters Island.
KeyCorp completes acquisition of HSBC branches in upstate New York
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 08:25 pm
KeyBank has completed its acquisition of 37 retail banking branches owned by HSBC Bank NA in Buffalo and Rochester.
Ducks are ready to swim Erie Canal to help hungry and homeless
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 09:20 am
Community Missions and Canal Fest of the Tonawandas are partnering again this year to help the homeless and hungry through the 2012 annual Duck Race. The ducks will swim and race on Saturday, July 21, at 3 p.m. in the canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.

The Duck Race will have yellow, pink and blue ducks racing down the Erie Canal; 2,000 ducks up for adoption at $5 each. Buyers can purchase individual ducks or they can choose to purchase a "Quack Pack" for $25, in which they will receive six adopted duck racers.

Hochul: House passes legislation to assist veterans
Tue, Jul 10th 2012 09:05 am
Monday evening, Rep. Kathy Hochul, NY-26, supported the passage of two bills that will help veterans transition back into civilian life: the Veteran Skills to Jobs Act and the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012.
Open house at ABC Preschool
Tue, Jul 10th 2012 09:00 am
ABC Preschool is hosting an open house for parents of prospective 3 and 4 year olds from 6:30 until 8 p.m. on Aug. 21.
Have a funny, zany or unbelievable pet video? Enter NFP's new Web contest and win
Tue, Jul 10th 2012 08:55 am
From squirrels on Jet Skis to talking dogs and playful cats, we all love watching our pets perform for the camera. And now, your best video snapshots can win you a $25 gift certificate to Furry Friends Too Pet Foods & Supplies.
'E-Scrap 4 Camp': Sunnking raises $10,000 to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 02:05 pm
The 2012 results are in, and the total net weight of recycled electronics increased 26.9 percent to 318,541 pounds, resulting in $10,000 donated by Sunnking for future programs at Camp Good Days.
Artpark: Andrew Bird concert moved to Babeville
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 02:05 pm
The Andrew Bird concert scheduled for Monday, July 16, at Artpark has been moved. The general admission show now will begin at 7 p.m. at Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.