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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.
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.
Kingdom Bound 2013: for KING & COUNTRY count their blessings
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 12:30 pm
It's hard to imagine for KING & COUNTRY's Luke and Joel Smallbone, when growing up in Australia and then Tennessee, factored Buffalo into their future plans. But Western New York, surprisingly, has become a strong Christian music market, and Kingdom Bound a can't-miss concert venue.
New breed of artists at Kingdom Bound 2013
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 12:25 pm
Two Christian acts performing this year at Kingdom Bound have made a mark in Christian and mainstream music - both locally and across the country.

Interviews with Colton Dixon and for KING & COUNTRY.

Artpark observes 40th anniversary in style
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:05 am
Artpark & Company celebrated 40 years with the "Artpark Opening Night 1974 Anniversary Concert." The Mainstage Theater event was a recreation of the program that was presented on the performing arts venue's first night, and featured JoAnn Falletta conducting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Historical Association of Lewiston distributes 1,000,000th place mat at Apple Granny
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 09:55 pm
Lewiston's Apple Granny is known for its fish fry, a wide assortment of sandwiches and a killer bacon cheeseburger basket.

It's also known for history. That is, its promotion of the village's storied past.

Special Olympics New York goes 'Over the Edge'
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 06:00 pm
Would you be brave enough to scale 27 stories? Nearly 100 adventurous individuals will put their endurance to the test Friday as they rappel 357 feet down the Seneca Niagara Casino for Over the Edge, a fundraiser put on by Special Olympics New York.
Premiere Pink Floyd tribute act builds a better Machine
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 06:00 pm
Fans of The Machine would find it hard to believe the band leaves anything to happenstance.
Niagara Catholic celebrates Alumni Weekend
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 12:25 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School celebrated its legacy, as well as the storied history of St. Mary's, Bishop Duffy and Madonna, as part of Alumni Weekend 2013.
Let there be light: Power returns to Niagara County
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 09:35 pm
Electricity gradually returned Saturday afternoon and evening to the homes of National Grid customers in Niagara County that were dark following Friday's storm.

As of 9:30 p.m., less than 1,000 homes were waiting to receive electricity. Just 12 hours earlier, more than 5,000 homes in Lewiston alone were without power. National Grid reported that, at the storm's peak, about 75,000 customers in upstate New York were left in the dark. About 28,500 customers were in the Western New York region - primarily in Erie and Niagara counties.

The Marble Orchard returns to the War of 1812
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
When the Lewiston Council on the Arts Marble Orchard Players presented the "Spirits of 1812" at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in Lewiston last summer, one young audience member couldn't contain his enthusiasm.
Village of Lewiston approves Fairchild condominium plan, takes next step with Frontier House
Wed, Jul 17th 2013 12:40 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved a development plan for 765 Fairchild Place, site of the former Fairchild Manor, at Monday's monthly board meeting. Goldin Management, a Brooklyn-based property management firm, recently purchased the $1.66-million, almost 1.6-acre property and will convert it into 24 condominium units.
Lewiston Civic Center: Residents vote 'no'
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 09:55 pm
As the Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote was revealed Monday night, a stoic Steve Reiter said it all.

"The public spoke. The public spoke," the Town of Lewiston supervisor said.

NIMAC board of directors elects John A. Cooper Sr. as new chairman
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 03:50 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council, the nonprofit organization that works to support the growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its personnel, elected John A. Cooper Sr. as the organization's new chairman.
3 Doors Down hit the road with greatest hits in tow
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 02:40 pm
With big-name acts and big tours grabbing headlines at the turn of the century, it was hard to imagine a small band from an even smaller southern town could turn rock radio on its head. But that's exactly what 3 Doors Down did with their debut, "The Better Life."
No public hearing, but Frontier House is on Lewiston agenda
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 02:10 pm
While trustees in the Village of Lewiston are not yet ready to hold a public hearing on the future of the historic Frontier House, that doesn't mean the topic will be ignored at tonight's board meeting.
'The Sound of Music' at Artpark: Emilie Renier earns elite status
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 11:00 am
While many actors have made return appearances to the Artpark stage in recent years, in my mind there's just a handful who have stood out as master performers.

To this list of all-stars, I'm adding Emilie Renier, who plays Maria in "The Sound of Music," which opened Thursday.

Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote Monday
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
It all comes down to a vote.
'Continuum' goes further in season two; Rachel Nichols interview
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 04:25 pm
Fans of "Continuum" may have wondered recently if time-traveling super-cop Kiera Cameron's resolve to return home, to 2077 and her husband and son, was intact.
Artpark: 'The Sound of Music' outweighs the need for interpretation
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 11:10 am
Raise your hand if you guessed Artpark's summer musical would feature a cluster of children singing beneath a Nazi flag.
The Doobie Brothers make triumphant return to Artpark
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 09:05 am
The Doobie Brothers made it two sold-out crowds in a row at Artpark. The classic rock band brought 10,000 of its friends to "Tuesday in the Park."
Village of Lewiston working to acquire Frontier House
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:00 am
News broke Sunday that the Village of Lewiston created a petition seeking support for restoration of the historic Frontier House. Throughout this week, residents visiting the mayor's office in the Red Brick Municipal Building have been encouraged to sign the document. To date, more than 500 have obliged. In doing so, they asked one question: What's going on with the Frontier House?
Planning Board makeover highlights Village of Lewiston organizational meeting
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its annual organizational meeting on Monday. Several individuals were re-appointed, but two significant changes were made to the Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board.
Gentile elected Lew-Port board president
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 01:00 pm
Michael Gentile has been elected president of the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education for the coming year. Serving as vice president will be outgoing president Jodee Riordan.
'Field of Miracles' to visit Niagara Falls this August
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:55 pm
"So many families are struggling with hopelessness and despair," stated Mike Chorey, a native to Grand Island who is a pastor at Cross River Church in Niagara Falls. Chorey was speaking about the impetus for a Gospel crusade, the "Field of Miracles: The Return," which will be coming to Sal Maglie Stadium for three days in August.
Happy Fourth of July
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:55 pm
The Town of Niagara started the holiday week Monday evening with a bang-up affair in Veterans Park.
'Discover Grand Island' through 'Paddles Up Niagara'
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:50 pm
The eighth annual "Paddles Up Niagara," presented by the Niagara River Greenway Commission - the organization that initially created a 25-mile length paddle-sport trail in the Niagara River in 2006 - is to take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 27.
Craig Hosking: Adopted Lewiston resident in high demand in Hollywood
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 11:00 am
One could easily mistake part-time Lewiston resident Craig Hosking for Batman.
Old Fort Niagara: French and Indian War Encampment set for July 5-7
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
On July 9, 1759, Capt. Walter Rutherford entered French-held Fort Niagara and demanded the fort's surrender. He set in motion a chain of events that would forever change the history of the Niagara region and all of North America.
Porter on the Lake: Summerfest is back in 2013
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
It's time to celebrate the beginning of summer and enjoy the beautiful weather. So if you're looking for a day full of activities and family fun, the Porter on the Lake Summerfest is the place to be.
Independence Day with a bang
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:15 pm
Celebrate Independence Day in style, with the following activities in the area:
Lawn Mower Race brings Island to forefront
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:15 pm
The annual Father's Day Lawn Mower Race on the Island's West River took place over the weekend to raise money for the Grand Island Relay For Life in its ongoing support of the American Cancer Society.
Baby, it's hot outside!
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 02:45 pm
Summer has arrived in Western New York with plenty of heat and humidity.

Senior citizens should take special care this time of year as the risk for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, increases with age, according to the National Institute on Aging.

Counting Crows bring unique live show to Buffalo
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 04:00 pm
Adam Duritz and Counting Crows have recorded nine Top 10 singles. When the band performs Friday in Buffalo, fans can expect to hear all of them. ... Or none of them.

Frankly, we don't know what you'll hear from Counting Crows. ... And neither does the band, for that matter.

Chicago is 'The Inspiration' for sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 12:00 pm
Artpark welcomed its largest crowd of the summer, more than 10,000 in total, for "An Evening with Chicago." The legendary American band performed two sets and offered hit songs including "25 or 6 to 4," "If You Leave Me Now," "Another Rainy Day In New York City," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "You're the Inspiration."
Discovery Channel's 'Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda' smashes television, live, social media and digital ratings records
Mon, Jun 24th 2013 03:00 pm
On "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda," tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, "The King of the High Wire," made history as the first person ever to cross over the Grand Canyon.
Good luck, Nik Wallenda
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 10:05 am
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. has put together a giant scroll signed by Niagara Falls leaders and visitors offering daredevil Nik Wallenda best wishes as he prepares to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope Sunday night.
'Slamming' Chicago ready to rock Artpark
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Music has become a game of numbers for legendary Illinois-bred band Chicago.
Village Board declines to accept Gardens at Oxbow road
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
By a unanimous vote Monday, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees voted against accepting Primrose Lane, one of two roads in the Gardens at Oxbow subdivision, as a village street.