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Lewiston Police Department 'show of force' at Red Brick as Village of Lewiston considers cuts
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 08:00 am
Discord between the Village of Lewiston, the Lewiston Police Department and the Town of Lewiston escalated to new heights Thursday.
'The Voice' unveils the artists representing Team Christina, Team CeeLo, Team Adam and Team Blake
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 01:35 pm
Singers will compete in the "Battle Rounds" beginning Monday, Oct. 8; advisers include Billie Joe Armstrong, Rob Thomas, Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble. Photos, Twitter and Facebook of and for each contestant on season three of NBC's "The Voice."
'The Voice' marks a new beginning for Hey Monday's Cassadee Pope
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 01:10 pm
INTERVIEW: Cassadee Pope is looking to follow in Dia's and Juliet's footsteps this season on "The Voice."
'The Simpsons': Still waiting for Bon Jovi
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 07:05 am
By now, you'd think everyone in Hollywood would welcome a chance to voice a character on "The Simpsons." To say the show is iconic is like saying water is wet or Homer likes doughnuts.
'The Voice': Diego Val shares his talent with hospitalized children
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEW: Diego Val isn't waiting for fame or fortune to share his gifts with those in need of a friend.
'The Voice': Mycle Wastman and Suzanna Choffel among early notables
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEWS: Only "The Voice" could bring us performances from 40-year-old Mycle Wastman and 32-year-old Suzanna Choffel, two gifted vocalists who are too free-spirited for "The X Factor" and too adult for "American Idol."
'The Voice': Welcome back, Dez Duron
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEW: "I just wanted to become the best artist that I could be," Dez said. "It was about more than just coming back on the show. It was about becoming a better artist in general, just in life getting better."
Chamber of Commerce set to move into Lewiston Welcome Center
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 12:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce are about to finalize a deal wherein the tourism and event-planning organization will move into the Lewiston Welcome Center.
Artpark acknowledges Town of Lewiston, LPD
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 07:05 am
Artpark & Company President George Osborne presented Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter with a check Wednesday for the LPD, recognizing outstanding work during the 2012 season.
'Built to Last' Rippingtons perform in Niagara Falls
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 11:45 pm
It's a good feeling to have a No. 1 record at a time when musicians are told you can't sell albums.
Mural, Taste of Grand Island both coming into form
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 07:00 pm
Artist Terry Klaaren said he's going to use "all the tricks of the trade" that he's learned in 40 years as a professional muralist to complete the Grand Island Mural Project.
J.H. Wyman: 'Fringe' is 'highlight of my career'
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 02:25 pm
In the year 2036, "The Observers," once just obscure onlookers, have taken control of the universe. Our heroes, the FBI's fringe science team of Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) and Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), will do battle with the bald baddies over the course of the show's final episodes.
'The Voice': Will season three be the charm for country musicians?
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEWS: Liz Davis and Emily Earle talk about what it will take for a country singer to win this season of "The Voice."
Franklin Graham brings 'Rock the Lakes' to Buffalo
Sat, Sep 22nd 2012 07:00 am
Almost two years of planning, speeches, outreach and training meetings will culminate this weekend when thousands of people attend the Franklin Graham conference at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo.
'The Voice': Meet the singers you didn't see
Mon, Sep 17th 2012 05:25 pm
INTERVIEWS: Meet performers MarissaAnn and Loren Allred.
'The Voice': Meet singers Trevin Hunte, Devyn DeLoera, Gracia Harrison, MacKenzie Bourg, Joe Kirkland, DOMO and Adriana Louise
Mon, Sep 17th 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEWS: Meet the first week's most promising singers, including Trevin Hunte, Devyn DeLoera, Gracia Harrison, MacKenzie Bourg, Joe Kirkland, DOMO and Adriana Louise.
'How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular' set to play First Niagara Center
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:40 pm
This summer, audiences will experience the magic of fire-breathing dragons that soar through arena skies in "DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular."
Grammy winner Jon Secada to headline Memorial's 2013 Premier
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 12:30 pm
The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will present three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Jon Secada as the headline entertainment at the 2013 Premier.

The Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala, will be held Jan. 19. Proceeds from the event will benefit Memorial's cardiac and stroke care services.

Game on: Frontier Lanes reopens in Village of Lewiston
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 04:40 pm
Lewiston was abuzz with a different type of balls and strikes Monday as Frontier Lanes, the village's 54-year bowling alley, reopened for business.
'MasterChef': Josh and Christine go head-to-head for title, $250,000
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 01:00 pm
This Monday on FOX, home cooks Josh Marks and Christine Ha will compete for $250,000 and a cookbook deal on "MasterChef." Josh was eliminated earlier in the season but was given the opportunity to return upon his winning a cook-off with other departed cast members. Christine, who is blind, has survived each and every "Mystery Box" challenge while "wowing" judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot in the elimination battles.
Village of Lewiston Board asks wine store owner for new proposal
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 12:35 pm
Seeing is believing for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees, which voted Thursday in favor of a new plan for 700 Center St., after meeting at the location and viewing exterior alterations made in contrast to a pre-approved remodel proposal.
Gov. Cuomo announces NY Works improvements under way in Niagara Falls State Park
Tue, Sep 4th 2012 03:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday that NY Works restoration projects are under way in Niagara Falls State Park, making much-needed improvements at the Three Sisters Islands and Luna Island viewing areas.
'Rock 'n' Roll Benefit for Bella'
Tue, Sep 4th 2012 02:55 pm
Friends and family of Crystal Walker will hold a benefit in memory of her daughter, Isabella Sara Tennant, on Monday, Sept. 10, at The Evening Star Concert Hall, 8810 Niagara Falls Blvd., LaSalle.
Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival takes over Academy Park Sept. 7-9
Mon, Sep 3rd 2012 07:00 am
The 55th Niagara County Peach Festival takes over Academy Park from Sept. 7 to 9. Presented annually by the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, this festival is both a celebration of Niagara County's most famous harvest - its peaches - and one that is just pure family fun.
'Switched at Birth,' star Katie Leclerc, shine light on deaf culture
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 03:00 pm
INTERVIEW: Every network star, producer and publicist says her television show is amazing. Groundbreaking. Must-see TV. In truth, only about 25 percent are worth sticking past the first commercial break.

But when Katie Leclerc says "America needs a show" like her ABC Family series, "Switched at Birth," I'm inclined to agree.

GI Mural Project receives help from 2 Island natives
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
A pair of Grand Island High School alumni are lending their expertise to the ongoing Grand Island Mural Project.

The project, to paint a giant mural on the back of the Grand Island Plaza facing Baseline Road, has received commitments from Grand Island High School Class of 1969 alumni Terry Klaaren and Stan Clifford that the organizer of the project Corey McGowan believes will make the concept a reality.

Proposed wine store begrudgingly gets initial green light for vinyl
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
Residents and passersby have wondered what is going on with 700 Center St., the former Amy K's Mystick Korner in Lewiston. A new addition was added to the historic building's east side in the spring, and construction appeared to be moving right along. But recently, the project has been noticeably delayed.
Kiwanis Club offering free shuttles to and from Peach Festival
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
Leave the driving and parking to the pros.

The Lewiston Kiwanis Club has good news for those who, in years past, might've been leery about traveling to the Niagara County Peach Festival (think congested roads and not nearly enough parking spaces). For this year's event, the organization is utilizing two Gray Line shuttles, which will transport patrons to and from the Peach Festival at no charge.

Peach Festival guests can park in lots A and B of the upper Artpark plateau (off Portage Road), and receive a free ride to Academy Park. Shuttles will run every 10 to 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

PubFest delivers
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
PubFest, one of the Village of Lewiston's first summer events this year, raised $3,600 for local agencies, and more than $32,000 for the Variety Kids Telethon.
Celeb(rate) good times for OUN
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 07:55 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation held its 15th annual "Celebrity Bartending" event on Aug. 23 at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. in Lewiston.
Interview: Artpark hosts legendary Charlie Daniels Band on Sept. 4
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 10:35 pm
Artpark & Company has hosted many notable musicians as part of its "Tuesday in the Park" concert series. The Lewiston performing arts venue has hosted hit-makers, Grammy winners, television and film actors and even a "Dancing with the Stars" contestant. ... But ...
Wegmans BBQ salutes Town of Niagara's bicentennial
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:15 pm
The party isn't over in the Town of Niagara.

This Saturday, Wegmans on Military Road will offer its own salute to the town's bicentennial celebration with its version of a "Town of Niagara BBQ" to finish off the summer season.

Cliffe's bid for term limits fails
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:15 pm
For the second time since he was elected, Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe sought approval Monday for expanding the supervisor's term of office to four years and limiting each supervisor to a maximum of two terms.

Once again, his request for a second on his motion was met by silence from the members of the Town Board.

Cliffe said he had tried to change the individual board members' minds on the matter since he brought it up in his first year in office.

Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association hosts 16th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association Niagara Inc. announces the 16th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara, a benefit for people with Down syndrome, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8.
Artpark: Welcome The Machine
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 04:25 pm
INTERVIEW: The Machine headlines the Aug. 28 "Tuesday in the Park" concert at Artpark.
Wallenda returns
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 10:00 pm
Highwire artist Nik Wallenda returned to Niagara Falls on Thursday, Aug. 23, to update the media about his plans to open a daredevil museum. It was Wallenda's first trip back to the area since he crossed over the falls to Canada on June 15.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival is Aug. 24-25
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 07:00 am
This year's Lewiston Jazz Festival will take place on Friday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 25, from noon to 10 p.m. on Center Street. Admission, parking, and shuttles to the festival from Artpark's lower level parking lot are all free.
GIHS 3-peats as Chalk Walk champs
Sun, Aug 19th 2012 11:15 pm
Grand Island High School kept the tradition alive Saturday in Lewiston by winning the high school Chalk Walk competition at the Lewiston Art Festival for the third year in a row.
Connor Jessup: Toronto actor making a name for himself on 'Falling Skies'
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 02:10 pm
For years, we've known Toronto is the regional epicenter for entertainment. Now, a new breed of Toronto-born actors -- including Connor Jessup of "Falling Skies -- are making their mark in America.
GI Mural Project begins work
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 11:15 pm
About a dozen volunteers began work Saturday on what is being called the Grand Island Mural Project.