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PHOTOS: Olivia Newton-John 'Magic' in Niagara Falls
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 11:15 pm
International music superstar Olivia Newton-John was on point Saturday in Niagara Falls.
Despite public objection, ZBA grants 8 plaza variances
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 08:00 am
To the disappointment of a room full of residents and business owners, the Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals granted Ellicott Development eight variances Thursday, bringing a proposal to build a 4.1-acre mixed-used plaza into municipal compliance.
Spirit of the Eighties to welcome back The Spoons
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Spirit of the Eighties is excited to be welcoming some old friends from just across the border for the fifth annual live music event.
Stretch of Grand Island road named in honor of Bob Beach
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
A picnic last Friday recalled an Island man whose leadership prompted his neighbors to permanently memorialize him along the West River Parkway.
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.
Town of Niagara Board seeks new ambulance service
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:25 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board agreed to declare a public safety emergency and seek assistance from the New York State Department of Health Tuesday night after the ambulance service company Rural Metro, recently bought out by American Medical Response, terminated its contract with the town.
City of North Tonawanda: Final steps underway for marina renovations
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:25 am
The final steps in North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park Marina renovations project are good to go.
Town of Wheatfield Board takes further action to defend local biosolids law
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:45 am
The Wheatfield Town Board announced at Monday night's meeting it has written a letter to Agriculture and Markets, stating it will, stand by the town's local biosolids law, which prohibits the use of material derived from human waste on town land.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival revs up
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:30 am
Tractors are getting ready to roar at this year's 12th annual Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival to be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Youngstown plans for the future; two public hearings set
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:30 am
The Village of Youngstown board meeting on Thursday, July 14, was all about planning for the future. Few decisions were made, but many topics were covered and there was promise of many more decisions to be made at the upcoming meeting.
Village of Lewiston: DOT to enhance crosswalks
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 10:15 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano announced the New York State Department of Transportation will improve the visibility of Center Street crosswalks in an effort to bolster pedestrian safety.
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.
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.
Thunder on the Niagara set for Aug. 6, 7
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 10:45 am
Thunder on the Niagara, the largest free motor sport event in the area, will return to the waters off North Tonawanda Aug. 6 and 7.
Fairmount Park path leads to access for all
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 10:45 am
The Town of Wheatfield's Fairmount Park now features over 6,000 feet of new, handicapped-accessible pathways as part of the Fairmount Improvements Project, which broke ground last fall.
Canal Fest traditions continue on under new president
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 10:40 am
Volunteers from local organizations are gearing up to celebrate the 34th annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas.
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.
Public hearing on Porter local law scheduled for Aug. 8
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 05:35 pm
The Porter Town Board has, once again, moved once toward modifying Local Law 2014-71.
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.
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 09:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is set to join the Village of Lewiston's Center Street restaurant row. On Wednesday, owner Michael Hibbard said, "We'll do friends and family for sure next week. We're going to just start bringing people in here tying to get the menu solid."
Reclaim Niagara unveils a new approach
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Reclaim Niagara announced this week it has teamed up with the national online petition organization Change.org in a new attempt to present its issues and build support from the community to right "what's wrong" in Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston sets appointments for 2016-17
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston opted for stability at Tuesday's reorganizational meeting.
Fire causes more than $175K damage to Porter home; GoFundMe page created
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
A GoFundMe page has been set up to aid the victims of a major house fire that occurred the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, at 397 Howard Drive (Collingwood Estates) in the Town of Porter.
Certified Autobrokers praised for improving 'face of the Island'
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The business community's latest ribbon-cutting event shined a light on a young Island enterprise that leaders say is paving the way for a more appealing commercial district.
Grand Island: Tourist home law amendment dropped
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Following a contentious public hearing Tuesday, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said he will recommend dropping plans to amend the town's vacation rental law.
Zonta awards 4 scholarships
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Four young Grand Island women received a boost to their college educations when the Zonta Club of Grand Island held its 2016 Scholarship Award night June 28 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Program aims to help students stay in school, graduate
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:50 pm
All across Western New York, high school graduates can learn to succeed in college in a new way through the College Simulation Experience.
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.
North Tonawanda: Resident expresses tree-trimming concerns to council
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Trees were among the issues brought up by the public during Tuesday's brief North Tonawanda Common Council meeting at City Hall.
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").
Olde Sanborn Days focuses on local, family-friendly experience
Mon, Jul 4th 2016 07:00 am
After nearly eight months of planning, the Rotary Club of Niagara County Central is completing final preparations for its 26th annual Olde Sanborn Days Arts and Craft Show.
'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.
Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Board debuts
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's newly created Historic Preservation Commission held its first meeting Monday. Four of the six appointed members met inside the Morgan Lewis Boardroom at the Red Brick Municipal Building, where they set forth a plan of action, and appointed leadership.
Backlund voted mayor of Say Cheese
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
No candidate in the 2016 political season has dominated the election cycle like Grand Islander Butch Backlund.