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Heavy workload continues for Grand Island firefighters, medics
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
According to Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski, firefighters and medics have experienced a continuing upsurge in the number of motor vehicle accidents they have had to contend with.
'Invest in a Vest': Lewiston responds to attacks on police officers
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
It was evident at Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, where reactions by village elected officials and residents were strong and very supportive of the Lewiston Police following comments on the issue by Chief Frank Previte.
Can Am Street Dance in Youngstown
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:10 am
In advance of the Can Am Challenge, the Youngstown Yacht Club hosted a "Village Appreciation Street Dance" on Thursday evening.
Plaza proposal: Lewiston residents, business owners voice concerns, consider litigation against village
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 09:05 pm
About 20 people attended a resident-organized meeting in the Village of Lewiston Sunday afternoon, while another 15 staged a business leaders rally Monday morning to state their anxieties over the "Paladino plaza."
Interview: Olivia Newton-John gives back through new projects
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 09:05 pm
In the fall, Olivia Newton-John will release a new album, titled "LIV ON." It's a collaboration with Grammy Award nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman and SOCAN Award-winner Amy Sky.
for KING & COUNTRY bring 'Priceless' message to Kingdom Bound
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 01:00 pm
It's been quite a whirlwind of activity for Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone since NFP featured for KING & COUNTRY in its 2013 Kingdom Bound preview.
No concerts this week: Lynyrd Skynyrd cancels July 19 show at Artpark
Mon, Jul 18th 2016 05:20 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd has cancelled their July 19 concert at the Artpark outdoor amphitheater due to a medical issue with one of the band members.
Artpark: Bale de Rua 'Baila Brazil' parade takes over Village of Lewiston streets
Sat, Jul 16th 2016 11:45 pm
Prior to Saturday's presentation of "Baila Brazil" at Artpark, international dance company Bale de Rua teamed with New York City director Carin Jean White, instructor Rachel Novelli and Lewiston Dance students to stage a grand procession down Lewiston streets.
Celebrating new Heart of Niagara dog house
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 02:20 pm
Heart of Niagara, the rescue group that has found new homes for more than 400 animals in the past three years, will celebrate finding its own new home on Sunday, July 24.
Ben Folds visits Artpark for Peabody podcast, concert
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 05:00 pm
Prior to his "Wednesdays at Artpark" concert, Ben Folds dropped by the park's Emerald Grove for a preshow discussion. Nadia Sirota, an acclaimed violist and host of the Peabody-winning podcast "Meet the Composer" on WQXR, interviewed Folds as more than 100 people watched from picnic tables.
Village of Lewiston Planning Commission OKs Ellicott Development plaza 2nd submission, gives conceptual approval to Fairchild revision
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 11:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission approved a mixed-use plaza second submission from Ellicott Development on Monday, moving the project one step closer to final municipal approval.
Lewiston: Piper creates museum at Red Brick
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Historical treasures, some dating back hundreds of years, now line the second floor hallway and a dedicated room inside the Red Brick Municipal Building. In total, a few thousand items are on display, courtesy of Russell H. Piper Jr.
PHOTOS: Johnny Depp, Hollywood Vampires rain hits down upon Falls
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 11:55 pm
The Hollywood Vampires, fronted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame showman Alice Cooper, Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry and Hollywood A-list actor Johnny Depp, performed at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
Hard Rock pin collectors descend on Niagara Falls
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 02:15 pm
As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, hosted pin collectors Friday and Saturday on Prospect and Old Falls streets. Memorabilia aficionados from Cleveland, San Antonio, Las Vegas and around the world came in to eat, trade and swap stories.
Revamped Western Door Steakhouse opens, bistro debuts at Seneca Niagara
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:45 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino officials formally unveiled the reinvented Western Door Steakhouse on Thursday. The award-winning restaurant had been closed since February, undergoing a complete $5 million renovation.
Oasis singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher brings High Flying Birds to Artpark
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 05:05 pm
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds brought almost two hours of alternative rock/"Britpop" to Lewiston, efficiently blending the band's own songs with megahits frontman Noel Gallagher wrote and sang while paired with his brother, Liam, in Oasis.
PHOTOS: The Band Perry performs at Artpark
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 05:55 pm
The Band Perry had a sold-out Artpark crowd on its feet, singing, clapping and dancing along to a string of hit singles ("Better Dig Two," "Chainsaw," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely," 'If I Die Young," "DONE."), a classic TBP cover (Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls") and some new songs, too ("In It Together," "The Best One Yet").
'Celebration': 'Baila Brazil' brings dance, song, parade and carnival to Lewiston
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 08:00 am
This summer, with "Baila Brazil," Sonia Clark and Artpark & Company are not just offering an hour or two of entertainment, but a parade down Center Street and a carnival inside the Fourth Street state park.
NU formalizes partnerships with Niagara Falls, Lew-Port school districts
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 03:30 pm
A memorandum of understanding signed Thursday formalized longstanding partnerships between Niagara University and the Niagara Falls and Lewiston-Porter school districts.
With eye toward opioid epidemic, Niagara County adds pharmaceutical drop-off sites
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 02:40 pm
With the nation's attention on an epidemic of opioid abuse, New York State Sen. Robert G. Ortt announced the addition of new drop-box locations for residents throughout the county to dispose of unwanted and expired drugs. He spoke at this morning's official opening of the North Tonawanda drug collection site.
Youngstown: Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps to perform at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 09:05 pm
The Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps will perform at Old Fort Niagara at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, as part of the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps' summer 2016 tour of New England.
Percussion garden debuts at Artpark
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 03:35 pm
Artpark & Company officially opened its percussion garden Sunday with a ceremony and live performances by Emerald Grove.
Peace poem included in Lewiston garden
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 05:00 pm
The Lewiston International Peace Garden received a new addition this past week: "The Peace Garden," a poem dedicated to the garden and written by local poet Robert M. Giannetti.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2016 schedule of events
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 02:55 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has released its 2016 schedule of events and activities.
Niagara Falls top view now ADA-accessible
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 08:00 pm
Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park reopened Wednesday. The area boasting the best view of the Horseshoe Falls, part of Niagara Falls, had been closed since the end of the 2015 summer season in order to accommodate renovations. The main upgrade is Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant pathways.
Niagara County Planning Board passes on Ellicott Development plaza proposal site plan decision
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Planning Board passed on voting for or against Ellicott Development's proposal to build a mixed-use plaza on 4.1 acres of Village of Lewiston property.
UB Stadium to get new turf and field design; current turf to be repurposed for student recreational use
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 11:30 am
A new turf will be installed at UB Stadium this summer, and Alumni Arena's basketball court will be refinished - with both playing surfaces prominently featuring the new wordmark and new spirit mark for the University at Buffalo athletics department, as well as the interlocking UB logo.
Help Niagara County Peach Queen 'kiss cancer goodbye'
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 07:00 am
Every year the Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has a very special meaning to her and organizes a fundraiser where all of the proceeds go to that organization.
PHOTOS: Fairies take flight at Artpark
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 11:00 pm
Fairies flew high above the state park Saturday as costumed characters performed sketches and took pictures with winged youngsters. Audiences were spellbound with visual, whimsical and just plain unusual performances from The Lost Wheels of Time (Israel), Circus Orange (Canada) and Giraffe Royal (Estonia).
Niagara Falls: Hard Rock celebrates 20 years of rock 'n' roll, loving and serving all
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:05 am
Just because Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, is a chain, doesn't mean it's like other restaurants.
Oliver Street making changes in the right direction
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:50 am
Oliver Street in North Tonawanda is starting to see some positive changes, thanks to the collaborative efforts of local business owners, city officials and representatives of the Lumber City Development Corp.
'Deposits for Food' makes latest donation to area soup kitchens
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:35 pm
Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees (left) presents a check to Community Missions Associate Director Joe Sbarbati, while Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry Executive Director Sister Beth Brosmer receives a check from Modern Corporation Vice President of Community Relations Fran Giles.
Videos, photos: Artpark's summer begins with Howard Jones, OMD, Barenaked Ladies
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 05:15 pm
Artpark & Company kicked off its 2016 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series June 14 with a trio of hitmakers.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:55 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual duck race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Thousands of spectators are expected over the weeklong festival, running Sunday, July 17, through Sunday, July 24.
Bucket list check: Fans watch Dolly Parton at Artpark; video and photos
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 10:05 am
Those in attendance at Sunday's opening outdoor concert of the 2016 Artpark summer season called it a dream come true. Magical. A bucket list check-off. Music icon Dolly Parton brought her "Pure & Simple" tour to Lewiston, along with a bevy of hit songs, thoroughly thrilling the 7,000-plus in attendance.
11th annual Lewiston GardenFest set for June 18-19
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, returns Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19. The 11th annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Town of Niagara: 'Music Mania Mondays' return with bigger acts, more offerings
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara is about to unleash its biggest outdoor "Music Mania Mondays" concert series ever at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Niagara Scenic Parkway: Simonson's request leads to name change for Robert Moses Parkway
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 03:15 pm
After decades of debate, the Robert Moses Parkway is no more. Well, at least its name.
Civil War Garrison Weekend at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Civil War Garrison Weekend event offers an interactive Civil War history experience for visitors who will have the opportunity to witness Fort Niagara as a staging area during the Civil War for men and groups that were transitioning either from the battlefield to home, or from home to the battlefield.