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49th annual Lewiston Art Festival Winners
Sun, Aug 9th 2015 09:45 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced the winners of this year's Lewiston Art Festival.
Trinity United Methodist Church flock welcomes new shepherd
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 02:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church has welcomed a new pastor this summer whose spiritual travels have taken him from across the globe to the Island, and from the laboratory to the pulpit.
Island Ship Center earns UPS designation
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
Fahim Mojawalla firmly believes in the four "P"s: passion, patience, persistence and politeness.
Helping hands for McMahon's
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
It's the small white diner at 1849 Grand Island Blvd., the one with the lighthouse out front.
Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara swim into Youngstown
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
The first Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara takes over Youngstown's Main Street starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
Creativity, fun abound at 2015 Great Contraption Race
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
The second annual Great Contraption Race, held last Saturday in the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown, may have been slow in its development over past months. But once under way, this unique race event held to benefit the educational and outreach programs of the It Happen to Alexa Foundation - much like the vessels mastering the river's waters - managed to overcome its growing pains quite well.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board expects Paladino plan update Monday
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Ellicott Development is on Monday's Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation/Planning Commission agenda. CEO William Paladino requested a place on the program in a recent letter to the Planning Board.
A healing journey: Cancer survivor Zdenka Gast walks 500 miles in 29-day pilgrimage
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Zdenka Gast just recently finished walking 500 miles in only 29 days. Yet less than a year ago, the Grand Island resident was so weak from cancer treatments that she could barely get off the couch, her family said.
Fair days: Young Niagara County Fair exhibitors take pride in their animals, projects
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:15 pm
It was a calm, sunny morning Friday at the Niagara County Fairgrounds - except in the Coliseum, where a flurry of activity was underway.
Billoni: Buffalo Bills prepare for season
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:00 pm
Rex Ryan, the Bills' new, larger-than-life, rock star head coach - clearly a "player's coach" - is why the stands and party areas were filled to capacity, and fans were standing five-deep in the endzone watching every play during this early workout session.
The English Beat to headline Spirit of the 80's
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:50 pm
When the ska revival band The English Beat takes the stage at Academy Park Saturday night, you may find you enjoy them even more than you remember.
Town of Niagara board sets hearing on 'sewer improvement area'
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 11:00 am
Step by step, the Belden Center area of the Town of Niagara gets closer to repairs for the sewer and drainage issues that have plagued the area for decades.
Pieces of the Past: Niagara School No. 2 Museum
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 11:00 am
For 78 years, children in the Town of Niagara trotted dutifully (or not so dutifully) off to class at the little one-room schoolhouse at the corner of Lockport and Tuscarora roads.
Filling in Wheatfield's 'missing link'
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:55 am
Those who pick up a brochure for the Niagara River Greenway Trails will see a map from Buffalo all the way up to Lewiston and Porter, with multicolored lines marking pathways and bike routes that wind along the river shoreline.
'The fastest show on water': Thunder on the Niagara boat races mark 10th year at Gratwick Riverside Park
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:50 am
They're loud. They're fast. And they're returning to the Niagara River and North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park for the 10th year on Aug. 15 and 16.
Collective Soul: Ed Roland builds a better band
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 09:15 am
The first 20-something years of Collective Soul produced more than a dozen top 10 songs, nearly two-dozen videos, regular national television appearances, millions of records sold, and songs that hold a firm place in the hearts of all who attended high school in the '90s (not to mention multiple spots on their portable playlists).
Video, photos, interview: Tedeschi Trucks Band at Artpark in Lewiston
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 06:35 pm
Several thousand weathered the storm Aug. 4 as the "Wheels of Soul" tour rolled into Artpark for a "Tuesday in the Park" performance. They were rewarded with more than three hours of foot-stomping, hand-clapping, head-throwing soul and rock anthems courtesy of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Doyle Bramhall II and headline act Tedeschi Trucks Band.
With new songs in hand, 3 Doors Down is looking forward to a hot summer concert in WNY
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 05:20 pm
Perhaps no one is more excited about a warm, sticky Western New York August than 3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold.
Lewiston Art Festival returns with new artists, attractions and prizes
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 02:50 pm
Lewiston's reputation as a thriving arts community and cultural epicenter is due in no small part to the annual Lewiston Art Festival.
Lewiston: Creedence Clearwater Revisited brings genuine CCR sound to Artpark
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:05 pm
What began as a small gathering of friends at Lake Tahoe soon turned into a few private shows ... a few concert dates ... a steady gig ... and, now, 21 years later, it's a full-fledged national headline act.
Community celebrates service of WWII veterans Claire Smith and Frank Parlato
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:00 pm
During the Wingate Wallace "National Night Out" block party Tuesday, community leaders and residents took time to recognize the military service of two of their neighbors who served during World War II: Private First Class Frank W. Parlato, who served in the United States Army, and Claire Ruth Swanson Smith, who served in the United States Navy WAVES program during the war.
Billoni: Tom Calderone and his sons pitch in for Food Bank
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 01:15 pm
Tom Calderone said it is important for his three sons to learn the importance of helping others and giving their time to volunteer for worthy causes.
Town of Lewiston discusses 284 Agreement
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 07:00 am
Different interpretations of the Town of Lewiston's 284 Agreement covering the expenditure of highway paving monies occupied discussion at the Lewiston Town Board session Monday.
Best hot dog, hamburger, ice cream titles belong to The Silo Restaurant
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 07:00 am
Lewiston's The Silo Restaurant has won three-quarters of Niagara Frontier Publications' first "Summer Eats" contest. Readers voted the waterfront eatery tops in the hot dog, hamburger and ice cream categories.
Interview: Walter Trout is back with newfound passion for playing
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 10:10 pm
The past two summers started very differently for acclaimed bluesman Walter Trout.
A family af-fair: The Niagara County Fair opens Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:40 pm
Starting Aug. 5, hundreds of people will flock to the Niagara County Fair in Lockport to sample the food, visit the animals and exhibits, watch the shows and ride the rides -- and many county residents will be there, behind the scenes, caring for the exhibits, working concessions and otherwise helping to make sure things run smoothly.
Explorers in NT: Nonprofit offers history tours of North Tonawanda during Canal Fest
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
Some of them had never set foot in the city before; some of them grew up there. But the participants in a recent tour all had one thing in common: They wanted to learn more about North Tonawanda.
Look for summer fun at Youngstown Community Picnic
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:00 pm
Summer is now entering mid-stride with a jam-packed schedule of events on the calendar that doesn't seem to end.
Artpark & Company's 'Peter Pan' will leave audiences with 'happy thoughts'
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 12:30 pm
"Peter Pan" stars Hayley Podschun and John Bolton steal the show.
Interview: Tedeschi Trucks Band brings 'amazing players' to Artpark
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 09:15 am
Five buses, two trucks and some of the world's top guitar players will roll into Lewiston Tuesday when the "Wheels of Soul" tour hits Artpark.
Halgash named principal at Colonial Elementary
Thu, Jul 30th 2015 11:25 pm
Kami Halgash was named the new principal of Colonial Village Elementary School at a special meeting Thursday of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education.
Interview: Kellie Pickler gives back on 'Knock Knock Live'
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 10:30 am
You never know who'll show up at your doorstep with a camera crew and big-ticket prizes in hand.
Stan Ridgway brings real 'Spirit of the 80's' to concert
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 03:00 pm
Stan Ridgway will bring his unique voice and sounds to Academy Park in Lewiston Friday, Aug. 7. He will headline the first night of the Spirit of the 80s weekend.
Countdown begins, excitement builds for Great Contraption Race
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
Mark Saturday, Aug. 1, on your calendars. It's the day for the second annual Great Contraption Race, taking place on the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Spirit of the 80's a community event with guests from around the world
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
It may have started with a handful of Lewiston-Porter High School buddies who graduated together 25 years earlier, but The Spirit of the 80's concert has evolved into an event for everyone - and an opportunity to give back.
Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada wraps up 25-year law enforcement career
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
Friday marked a relatively quiet change at the top for the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Chris Salada finished his last day on the job and, at least for the time being, department operations will be maintained via seniority with LPD Sgt. Frank Previte expected to oversee day-to-day affairs until a replacement is officially named.
Alan Ruck talks 'Major Crimes,' 'Ferris Bueller'
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 07:55 pm
Alan Ruck will guest star on Monday's "Major Crimes." His character is ingratiating, obstructive, unpleasant - the complete opposite of the roles Ruck booked when he first appeared on film.
Gus Macker tournament reaffirmed despite negative feedback from critics
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 10:55 am
Gus Macker basketball tournament organizer Corey McGowan received approval for his event from the Grand Island Town Board on Monday, but not without some anxious moments.
Interview: Rend Collective brings celebration songs to Kingdom Bound
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:55 pm
Indefinable Irish outfit Rend Collective makes music for the masses (and makes no bones about its intention).
'Paddles Up' for a river adventure
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 12:00 pm
The annual "Paddles Up" event was the one of the first things Amy Smith and her family participated in after moving to Grand Island four years ago in July.