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Marble Orchard Ghost Walks make a spirited October
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
It's that time of year again: The leaves are falling, the cool crisp of autumn is in the air, and the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks are setting the stage for the October season of spooky festivities.
Schneiderman, DiNapoli announce arrest of Town of Niagara Supervisor Steven Richards
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 03:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the arrest of Steven C. Richards, the Town of Niagara supervisor, for "engaging in an ongoing scheme to steal town property and use town employees and equipment for his own personal gain." The Joint Task Force on Public Integrity is a cooperative effort between Schneiderman's and DiNapoli's offices to "root out public corruption and maximize the resources of each office."
Fashion Outlets expansion is a go
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 11:55 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday jubilantly gave final approval for the expansion of Fashion Outlets of Niagara.
'The Voice': Meet standout singers Kat Robichaud, Donna Allen, Josh Logan and Matthew Schuler
Mon, Sep 30th 2013 04:20 pm
Season five of NBC's "The Voice" kicked off with rousing performances from a new batch of singers eager to work with coaches Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton. Among the week-one standouts, audiences met:
'The Voice': Meet standout singers Holly Henry, Destinee Quinn and E.G. Daily
Mon, Sep 30th 2013 04:20 pm
Season five of NBC's "The Voice" kicked off with rousing performances from a new batch of singers eager to work with coaches Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton. Among the week-one standouts, audiences met:
Audiences will want to be part of 'The Blacklist'
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 04:40 pm
FBI agent Elizabeth Keen's first day on the job will be extraordinary.

Whether it's one she'll want to remember, or one to forget, that's another story.

Stacy Clark continues rise to stardom with new EP, 'Days Into Nights'
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 04:35 pm
The feeling of a red carpet beneath the feet of a Grand Islander is simply as foreign as the feeling of the lunar surface. To put it bluntly, the limelight does not shine on the Island; it would rather shine on the international music centers of the nation - like Nashville or Los Angeles - to find the next big music star.
'Sleepy Hollow' is a blast from the past - literally
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 10:00 am
In "Sleepy Hollow," super-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have taken the legendary Ichabod Crane and his nemesis, the Headless Horseman, and brought them across two-and-a-half centuries of time.
'Burn Notice': What will become of Michael Westen?
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 02:50 pm
This is it! Jeffrey Donovan and Bruce Campbell talk about the series finale.
Interview: It's Luca vs. Natasha on 'MasterChef' finale
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 09:55 am
Luca Manfe and Natasha Crnjac entered the "MasterChef" kitchen in season four with the same goal: to prove they have what it takes to cook professionally. Luca and Natasha, both home chefs, each hopes to open a restaurant following their time on the hit FOX reality program.
Peach Festival photo gallery
Mon, Sep 9th 2013 12:00 pm
Visit our photo gallery this week for a complete pictorial recap of the Niagara County Peach Festival.
Alexandra Casale named Peach Queen in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 9th 2013 08:25 am
Alexandra Casale was crowned Peach Queen Sunday night to cap the 56th annual Niagara County Peach Festival.
Islander delivers with introduction of Obama
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:50 pm
Officials at the University at Buffalo are elated by the performance of an Islander who was chosen to introduce the president of the United States for his policy speech.
Couple volunteers to provide Hope Before Heaven
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:40 pm
All dogs go to heaven, of course. Still, it's pretty difficult to lose a loved pet, especially if there's a chance that pet might be saved by veterinary care.
Interview: Music is the mission for The Band Perry
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 12:15 pm
They are nomads and they are trailblazers.

They are explorers and they are pioneers.

They are The Band Perry, and their mission is clear.

New president, new building, new year: Niagara University welcomes new additions to its campus
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 07:05 am
Throughout the short summer months, the students at Niagara University have been preparing for their first day of classes. While new and returning students were buying books and finalizing their class schedules, the university's faculty and staff have been busy at work. This fall, Niagara will welcome a new president and a new science building to campus.
Niagara County Peach Festival: Old-fashioned fun for all ages
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 07:00 am
The countdown to an annual end-of-summer favorite in Lewiston is now underway
Wheatfield: Perfect day for a picnic
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 07:00 am
Wheatfield's new interim recreation director, Mike Ranalli, took the opportunity to thank the members of the Wheatfield Family Picnic Committee at Monday's Town Board meeting.
Youngstown: Save Labor Day weekend for Field Days
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 07:00 am
The proud men and women of the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. are hosting their Field Days on Labor Day weekend, and you're invited.
Alan Hastings takes over Frontier House in Lewiston
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 09:40 am
Alan Hastings has made a name for himself on the Lewiston waterfront, working with his father, Richard, to transform a coal silo into one of the village's most popular restaurants.

Now, he hopes to do the same with the long-dormant Frontier House.

Obama arrives in Buffalo
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 01:35 pm
President Barack Obama arrived in Buffalo on Thursday morning. Upon exiting Air Force One, he was headed over to the University at Buffalo to address students, visitors and local leaders.
DEC approves CWM site-wide/RMU-1 permit renewal
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 10:55 am
CWM Chemical Services in Porter announced Wednesday that the state Department of Environmental Conservation has approved its application for renewal of its 6 NYCRR Part 373 overall site wide/RMU-1 permit for its Balmer Road hazardous waste landfill facility.

"The NYSDEC has reviewed all public and CWM comments, including those made during the legislative public hearing and have not identified any substantive and significant issues specifically related to the CWM Permit renewal application," wrote David S. Denk, DEC regional permit administrator, in a letter to Jill A. Banaszak, CWM technical manager.

"The NYSDEC has reviewed all public and CWM comments, including those made during the legislative public hearing and have not identified any substantive and significant issues specifically related to the CWM Permit renewal application," wrote David S. Denk, DEC regional permit administrator, in a letter to Jill A. Banaszak, CWM technical manager.

Keep your pets inside: USDA begins 2013 oral rabies vaccine efforts in eastern United States
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 01:20 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun its oral rabies vaccine initiative in the eastern U.S. to control rabies in wildlife.
Fundraiser for Ava is Sunday
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 12:25 am
When 4-year-old Ava Pannozzo of Lewiston began running a fever just after Easter, Ida Maria (Colangelo) Pannozzo assumed her daughter had contracted a typical childhood virus. As the fevers continued, however, the family's pediatrician sent them to Women and Children's Hospital for further testing.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival raises bar in 12th year
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, renown for consistently bringing visitors class entertainment with each performance, is raising the bar this year for its 12th annual event.
Lewiston receives first look at proposed Ellicott Development plaza
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 11:00 am
Members of the public have received their first look at the proposed Ellicott Development project eyed for Center Street. At Monday's Village of Lewiston Planning Board meeting, David M. Hall, planning and development coordinator for the Buffalo-based property management firm, informed attendees - including four members of the Village Board of Trustees - of his company's intention to build the village's first north-side plaza.

The development would begin on Center Street and lead down to Onondaga Street. Potential tenants include a fast food restaurant, a bank and a drugstore.

Community a major focus of Peach Festival Parade
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Organizing continues for the annual Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival Parade, set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston starting at 11 a.m.
'Summer of Goo Goo Dolls' continues for Buffalo's native band
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
It's a good time to be a Goo Goo Doll.

The band returns home(ish) when it performs Aug. 24 at Darien Lake. That's followed by two nights in Ontario touring with Matchbox 20.

Interview: Toto is rock royalty (really)
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 12:45 am
As it turns out, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn't in Cleveland.

It's on the Toto tour bus.

No, really.

The members of this band have performed with the who's who's who's who of music.

Grand Island High School: New STEM wing called 'game-changer'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:10 pm
No one is happier about the new addition to Grand Island High School than the teachers who will teach in it.
'I do' with fireworks
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 03:40 pm
Fireworks helped bring Felicia Ewert and Steven Heinz together, and fireworks will play a part in their wedding this weekend.
Peach Festival advance ride tickets available
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announces advance ride tickets for next month's Niagara County Peach Festival are now on sale.
Plans take shape for 56th Niagara County Peach Festival
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, organizers of the 56th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, report final planning is underway for the annual fall favorite, set to take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 to 8, at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 12:15 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd drew a sold-out crowd at Artpark Tuesday. The classic rock all-stars performed a slew of hit songs for the happy audience.
Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark audience = A good time for all
Wed, Aug 7th 2013 01:05 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform "Sweet Home Alabama," "Simple Man," "Free Bird" and a slew of other hits when the band takes the Artpark stage in Lewiston on Aug. 13.
'America's Got Talent' judges defend reality TV competitions
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 11:35 am
At the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour, the coaches on "The Voice" took flak that their show has yet to produce a top star in the music industry.
Say FAREwell to food allergies
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
With all the things that can cause parents gray hairs these days, you would think something as innocent as a birthday cupcake or the childhood staple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches wouldn't be on the list.
'Over the Edge' takes fundraising to new heights
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
A birds-eye view of Niagara Falls atop the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel was a breathtaking experience that left me awestruck and reminded of my humble mortality. What better time to be reminded of fragile existence than when dangling by a rope from the top of the tallest hotel in the area?
Connor Jessup excited for fans, third season of 'Falling Skies'
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 05:25 pm
The average 19-year-old spends his summer hanging out with friends, working a menial job and preparing to return to college.

Connor Jessup? He spent his summer traveling through parts of Europe and Japan before participating in a Comic-Con panel discussion on "Falling Skies," and preparing to return to Vancouver to shoot season three of his hit TNT sci-fi series.

Kingdom Bound 2013: Colton Dixon 'A Messenger' for change
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 12:35 pm
Just take one look at Colton Dixon's hair and you know he's different.