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'The Voice': Sing, Suzanna, sing
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 08:30 pm
Perhaps no voice on NBC's "The Voice" has been scrutinized more than Suzanna Choffel's.
'The Voice': Big voices do 'Battle' in week two
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 07:00 am
Two singers highly coveted by "The Voice" judges competed in week two of the "Battle Rounds." Coach Christina Aguilera paired 19-year-old Sylvia Yacoub and 17-year-old Joselyn Rivera in a duet/dual. The vocalists performed Beyonce's "Best Thing I Never Had."
'Go On': Matthew Perry scores with new sitcom
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 09:45 pm
INTERVIEW: On "Go On," Matthew Perry's character, Ryan King, can't understand why he's sent to group therapy. He just wants to work - he doesn't want to talk about his wife's unexpected passing, and he doesn't want to share his feelings.
Village of Lewiston Board hears it on Lewiston Police
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
They came, voiced their opinions and then some. But, in the end, the matter remained far from settled.
Town of Lewiston sets sight on multimillion-dollar recreational and senior center
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 08:00 pm
A Town of Lewiston committee formed to look into the practicality of building a multimillion-dollar recreational and senior center has identified the Lewiston-Porter school campus as an ideal site.
Village of Lewiston boards, wine store owner reach accord
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 08:00 pm
Jack Lyon, owner of 700 Center St. - a proposed wine store - has agreed to repair his building's wood siding and to use cedar siding (instead of vinyl or a wood alternative) on his addition and dormers. He emailed the Village of Lewiston Planning Board a new proposal on Monday morning. It was approved Monday night by both the Planning Board and the Village Board of Trustees.
'Taste' a 'part of what Grand Island is'
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:15 pm
From all quarters, the first-ever Taste of Grand Island Fall Fest on Saturday was a huge success.
'The Voice': Gracia 'Battles' back
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 07:00 am
For as unpleasant as the winner-takes-all, loser-goes-home "Battle Rounds" may be, there's no doubt "The Voice's" singing slugfest brings out the best in each competitor.

Take Gracia Harrison, for example.

'The Voice': Trevin, Amanda talk beautiful 'Battle'
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 06:55 am
Not all battles are brutal. Some are beautiful.

On week one of "Battle Rounds" on NBC's "The Voice," Team CeeLo singers Trevin Hunte and Amanda Brown opted to better and not batter each other in the ring. Their rendition of Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love" was the performance of the season.

'The Voice': Let the 'Battle' begin
Mon, Oct 8th 2012 04:00 pm
The "Battle Rounds" begin Monday on "The Voice." The 64 singers who were selected by coaches Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton will be paired off in groups of two, each competing for a spot on the "Knockout Round" and live shows.
Unprecedented 'Battle of Queenston Heights' includes cannon bombardment of Canada
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 07:00 am
The 100th anniversary of the War of 1812 was celebrated with a plaque installation in front of Barton Hill.

The 200th anniversary will be slightly more grandiose.

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.