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Village of Lewiston declares second October Monday 'Indigenous Peoples Day'
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 08:50 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees unanimously approved a motion Monday to add an additional designation to Columbus Day. Starting this year, the second October Monday will be known as "Indigenous Peoples Day" to honor the local Native American community.
'The Voice': Risks rewarded for standout singers Morgan Frazier, Lyndsey Elm, Viktor Király, Andi & Alex and Korin Bukowski
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 07:00 am
Week two of "The Voice" was all about risk and reward for the top five standout acts.
'Hay-Man Happening!': Artpark gets spooky
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:20 pm
Dark skies and rainy weather only added to the ambiance Saturday at Artpark as the venue hosted its first "Hay-Man Happening!" fall festival. Children (and some brave adults) dressed up in their scariest and most creative Halloween outfits, had their faces painted, listened to monster-mashing favorite songs and grabbed a bite from some food trucks.
Twenty years of friends & food: Sandi's in Wheatfield celebrates landmark anniversary
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:25 am
Sandi's Family Restaurant at the corner of River and Williams roads in Wheatfield will celebrate its 20th anniversary Oct. 7.
CROP Walk to include unique demonstration
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:20 am
Islanders who take part in Sunday's Grand Island CROP Walk will see a snippet of the lifestyle lived by the people their fundraising dollars support.
Plumeria continues rapid expansion with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
Saturday's ribbon-cutting in the Tops plaza signaled two things: Plumeria is open for business, and Cindy Inman has her house back for good.
On display: Second annual River Region Artists' Studio Tour & Art Walk set
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
Many talented artists quietly reside in Lewiston. On Saturday, Oct. 10, several of these artists will open their doors to the public for the second annual River Region Artists' Studio Tour & Art Walk. The artwork ranges from traditional paintings to jewelry and woodwork.
Sabres make annual trip to Miracle League
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
As they gear up for the start of the National Hockey League season, Buffalo Sabres past and present made a stop at the Miracle League in Veterans Park Monday to play with the special needs ballplayers.
Creeks, homeowners benefit from living shorelines
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Homeowners whose property includes creeks can help improve water quality by establishing living shorelines, said Niagara River habitat ecologist Tim DePriest of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
'Murder in the Smokey Mountains': NT's Ghostlight Theatre to present new thriller
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
It's the perfect recipe for a mystery: A bunch of people who may or may not know each other as well as they think, thrown together in an unfamiliar area ... when things start going horribly wrong.
New faces, new places on Webster Street
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Michele Krienbuhl's little boutique has a big history to live up to, but she's up for the challenge.
VIDEO: Colors of season on display at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
There's plenty to see and do this fall at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.
'Inspectors' star Bret Green takes 'leap of faith' to new CBS series
Thu, Oct 1st 2015 03:25 pm
"The Inspectors" star Bret Green just wants to entertain others.
Town of Lewiston approves modified final plat for French Landing
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:45 pm
After reviewing a number of issues, including yet-to-be-settled fire access at nearby River Walk, the Town Board went on to approve a modified final plat for French Landing - one that calls for completion of the entire "Wolf Run" project roadway in one phase (instead of two), and before any new residences can be built and certificate of occupancies granted.
60 years ... and counting: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara marks decades of dedication
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 01:15 pm
Sixty years ago, a newspaper article was the start of something that's made a profound difference in the lives of hundreds of Niagara County families.
Life gets interesting for 'The Voice' week 1 stars Jordan Smith, Barrett Baber, Mark Hood, Blind Joe and Evan McKeel
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 07:00 am
Every year, thousands of singers tryout for NBC's "The Voice." Their ultimate goal, of course, is to land a recording contract, make an album and tour. But their immediate goal is to convince just one coach to take a chance and turn a chair.
Whitehaven Road Baptist Church: Forum, author to present 'When God and Cancer Meet'
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
A seminar planned for Whitehaven Road Baptist Church is designed to fill a void in the treatment of cancer.
Lewiston trustees asked to consider boat speed limit
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
Though the Village of Lewiston is looking into obtaining a portable breakwall to curb wave damage to the Water Street shoreline, Guard Street resident Claudia Marasco said trustees should consider a speed limit for boaters - and jet boats, in particular.
L-P Builders Club at rainy (but still fun) Peach Festival
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
At the recent Peach Festival, it was pouring, but nobody let the rain ruin their fun. There was plenty to do. Things like trying to win fish at the Lewiston Service Guild fishpond booth and getting food at the Kiwanis Peach Festival food tent.
Signs of the season: Autumn Fest will take place Oct. 3 and 4 in Sanborn
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:50 pm
The 2015 Autumn Festival, presented by the Sanborn Business and Professional Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 at the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road. This marks seven years for the event, said Bonnie Haskell, the museum curator.
Kaegebein gets its new playground
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Kim Cich, who founded the Kaegebein Playground Committee, surveyed the approximately 50 volunteers who were building the new playground on Sept. 19 and said, "I am very grateful. For generations to come, this playground will be enjoyed by many in the community. I also feel very blessed by the community coming together."
35th Rosary Crusade seeks world peace
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:55 pm
While some local Catholics are making the trek to join the crowds at one of the cities where Pope Francis will be speaking this week, many are making plans to attend a smaller, homier event.
Judi Shekoni talks 'Heroes Reborn,' Joanne's disdain for 'evos'
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 03:50 pm
On "Heroes Reborn," Judi Shekoni's character, Joanne, has horrifically lost her son - she believes to "evos," or evolved humans - and she's not in a good place. When the series begins, the former housewife is on a particular quest.
An interview with Dan White of The Huntertones
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 11:00 pm
Founded out of Columbus, Ohio, The Huntertones are high-energy, horn-driven group of talented musicians now based out of Brooklyn.
Pieces of the Past: Cambria Historical Museum
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 12:10 pm
For those focusing on local history in the Town of Cambria, there's an awful lot of ground (and years) to cover.
Q&A: For TobyMac, new album, tour 'Not a Test'
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 05:10 pm
It's not often you hear a Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping artist say, "I can't do this alone" But that's the message TobyMac is delivering on his latest album, "This Is Not a Test."
Pet blessing set for St. Martin's
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host its fourth annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, on Saturday, Oct. 3.
GOP, Dem party chiefs happy after Sept. 10 primary
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
Both the Republican and Democratic party heads were pleased with last Thursday's results in party primaries.
Business grows in Youngstown
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
Anyone driving through Youngstown's Main Street business section recently has seen construction fences and vehicles on the river side of the street.
Plaza: Residential exits remain a concern as Paladino pitches 'beautiful' 'gateway' to Village of Lewiston
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
What poses a bigger threat to community safety: Cars and trucks exiting onto Center Street, or onto residential roads?
Atlas Genius gladly brings imperfection to new album
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 pm
Atlas Genius was inspired by Tom Petty, The Police and Tears For Fears in making "Inanimate Objects."
Interview: Stripped-down, re-energized Chris Cornell performs Oct. 11 at UB
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:15 pm
For Chris Cornell, frontman of iconic bands Soundgarden and Audioslave - the man whom Rolling Stone once called "grunge king" - touring solo means satisfying both sides of his personality and musicality.
A dream come true: Partnership breaks ground on The Niagara community center
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:10 pm
When he was a child, Gary Hall spent a lot of time playing with his friends at parks, schools and other facilities in Niagara Falls, taking advantage of the Boys & Girls Club on 17th Street and other programs. But there wasn't a dedicated recreation site for them to attend.
Enjoy the Harvest: Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show celebrating 32 years
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 11:35 am
One of the River Region's favorite fall festivals of the year will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Pieces of the Past: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:45 am
Over the course of its time in North Tonawanda, more than 3,000 carousels pranced out of the Allan Herschell Co. factory to homes around the world. However, not a single one stayed in the city that produced so many of the attractions -- until 1983, when the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum was born.
Another year of art on Oliver
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:40 am
When she opened Project 308 Art Gallery in North Tonawanda in 2012, Natalie Brown wanted to bring art to a neglected portion of the city where she'd grown up.
Residents sound off about Wheatfield development
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
Growth seems to be running rampant in the Town of Wheatfield, with developments popping up all over the place. And for many residents, enough is enough.
Chris Cornell offers 'Higher Truth,' back on top with 'Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart'
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 09:25 am
"Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart," the lead single from Chris Cornell's solo album "Higher Truth" (out today), has placed the Soundgarden singer back on top of the charts. The track was the most added song at adult album alternative, active rock and mainstream rock radio at the end of August. Cornell performed it Thursday on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Assembly required: Kaegebein playground construction begins
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 am
Approximately 20 volunteers unloaded numerous pieces of equipment from a large trailer Sept. 11 at Kaegebein Elementary School in the final stages of a long effort to upgrade the school's playground.