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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.
New River Life Chapel called 'God's redirection'
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 10:50 pm
For John Woodhouse, pastor of River Life Chapel in Youngstown, Gospel ministry is a process, and God began it when John was a young man of 18.
Celebrity Bartending Night to benefit Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 05:25 pm
The Brickyard Pub & BBQ, 432 Center St., in Lewiston, is hosting its 15th annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug 23.
Artpark welcomes the legendary voice of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 01:25 pm
Roger Hodgson, the legendary voice of Supertramp, brings his "Breakfast in America Tour" to Artpark on Aug. 21.
Mike & Nate biked the states for Wounded Warrior Project
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 12:00 pm
Mike & Nate give new meaning to the phrase, "God works in mysterious ways."

Over 50 days, the two churchgoing college buddies - Mike Buonaiuto, 22, and Nate Frankoski, 26 - biked 2,500 miles to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Lewiston Art Festival: 'Pop art' a hit at College Alley
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 08:50 am
Mia Skinner has given new meaning to the phrase "pop art."

The owner of Soda Can Earrings, Skinner and her business made a return visit this weekend to the Lewiston Art Festival, the event she said where her business all started.

Artpark puts different spin on 'Cinderella'
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 09:00 am
Cinderella (Emilie Renier) goes from rags to riches in Artpark's musical production of "Cinderella." The show is on stage this weekend and next week at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Big weekend in Lewiston
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 10:30 pm
From a foot race to a motorcycle rally, "Cinderella" to the Spoons (and did someone say something about an art festival?), the Village of Lewiston will be jam-packed with events this weekend.
U.S. secretary of defense visits Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 10:00 am
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta confirmed the importance of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on his visit here Thursday.
It takes hard work to make 'Cinderella' the belle of the ball
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:10 am
Oh, sure, when you watch Artpark's version of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" next week, it will be shiny, smooth and, in a word, magical. But just because it looks effortless on stage doesn't mean the production work behind the scenes is easy.
for KING & COUNTRY set to rock Kingdom Bound
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 11:20 pm
One would think for KING & COUNTRY couldn't be happier to perform at this year's Kingdom Bound music festival.
Buffalo: A 'Thriller' comes to First Niagara Center
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 11:30 am
Tuesday night brings an exciting show to the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, as "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour" is staged by Cirque Du Soleil. The production has been called a "once-in-a-lifetime" show.
Niagara County Fair observes 75th anniversary of 4-H
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 07:00 am
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has always worked to better the community through local environmental and health research education.
NCCC celebrates 50 years
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 02:30 pm
Niagara County Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend with plenty of balloons rising into the sky, as well as three days of activities and entertainment.

Balloons Over Niagara returns to the campus, July 27 to 29, repeating the excitement of 25 hot air balloons taking to the sky in 2008 to celebrate the county's bicentennial.

Beth Riesgraf: 'A lot of surprises' in fifth season of 'Leverage'
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 01:25 pm
In each episode of "Leverage," the team of unexpected do-gooders does the impossible while fooling evildoers into submission.
Special Kids Picnic proves to be unique local opportunity
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
This Wednesday, 740 kids from Niagara and Erie counties came out to enjoy a spectacular picnic filled with food, fun, and games. The Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic, an annual event dedicated to offering safe, supervised activities to developmentally disabled and physically handicapped children, has become a Grand Island tradition.
Youngstown Yacht Club Level Regatta begins July 26
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
Seems that high temperatures and high intensity go hand in hand in Youngstown this summer.
Heart: Try to understand, it's a magic band
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 08:00 pm
An interview with Ann Wilson of Heart ahead of the band's "Tuesday in the Park" concert at Artpark.
New head chef brings international culinary experience to Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 10:15 am
Global Spectrum has named Jason LaMotte as the new head chef at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Frontier House not forgotten
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 07:00 am
What if the Village of Lewiston had its own version of the famous Pearl Street Grill & Brewery smack dab in the middle of Center Street? That's one proposal under consideration for the long-vacant Frontier House.
Grand Island: Kelly's Country Store celebrating 50 years
Sat, Jul 14th 2012 07:00 am
Before Kelly's Country Store put down roots on Grand Island, it began at tiny fairs along the East Coast where Walt Kelly and his son Mike would sell knick knacks and later the candy that would help make their company an Island institution.
Robert Moses Parkway North plans stalled
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 11:25 pm
In the case of the Robert Moses Parkway North, no news is, well, no news.
KeyCorp completes acquisition of HSBC branches in upstate New York
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 08:25 pm
KeyBank has completed its acquisition of 37 retail banking branches owned by HSBC Bank NA in Buffalo and Rochester.
Assisted living made easy at Crestwood
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 03:00 pm
Anne Gonzalez has been a resident of the new ElderWood Assisted Living at Crestwood for about three months now, and she loves it.
Local teen publishes e-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 03:00 pm
Emily Spina, a senior at Starpoint High School, has been writing novels since she was 13. Now, her dream of being a published author is becoming a reality, as her novel, "Book of the Legion," is currently available as an e-book on both www.amazon.com and www.bn.com.
Artpark hosts 'An Evening with Bob Dylan' on Sept. 6
Tue, Jul 10th 2012 01:20 pm
Artpark & Company announces tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, for "An Evening with Bob Dylan." The famed singer will perform inside the Mainstage Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 6. Doors open at 7 p.m.
N-W hires new interim superintendent
Thu, Jun 28th 2012 02:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education named James Knowles as interim superintendent last week, replacing current Interim Superintendent Kerin Dumphrey.
'Best for Food' judges welcomed to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:05 am
Residents and local volunteers welcomed Mike Shubic and Brian Cox to Lewiston at The Silo Restaurant Wednesday night.
Q-and-A with the 'Road Bros'
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:05 am
Travel judges Mike Shubic and Brian Cox, better known as the "Road Bros," visited Lewiston this week to see if the 30-restaurant-village has what it takes to become "Best for Food" in the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" contest.
Foreigner returns to Artpark with fresh songs, attitude
Thu, Jun 21st 2012 03:50 pm
It's no coincidence Foreigner is touring in support of its three-disc "Feels Like The First Time" collection. The work's title is a worthy description of where the band is at in 2012.
Brochey, Conde win Village of Lewiston election
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 09:55 pm
Starting next month, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will have two new members. Democrat Dennis Brochey (197 votes) and Republican Nick Conde (129 votes) bested incumbents Ernie Krell (Republican, 79 votes) and Therese Mudd (Democrat, 74 votes) in Tuesday's election.
Sunday 'Best'
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 04:55 pm
The Village of Lewiston is pulling out all the stops for the "Road Bros" visit on Wednesday. The village's Department of Public Works is pictured Tuesday hanging a sign at Eighth and Center streets welcoming "Best for Food" judges Mike Shubic and Brian Cox.
'Best for Food': Lewiston volunteers promise to give judges royal welcome
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 07:00 am
"Best for Food" judges Mike Shubic and Brian Cox are in for a treat when they visit Lewiston on Wednesday. The "Road Bros," one of Rand McNally/USA Today's Best Small Towns in America travel teams, will receive a police escort down Center Street to a gathering at The Silo Restaurant. There, they'll find a "rousing welcome."
'Best for Food': Join the welcoming celebration
Mon, Jun 18th 2012 11:30 am
Grab your Sharpie, markers and some poster board and let your creative juices flow: We need your help in welcoming the judges who are coming to determine which small town in America will be crowned "Best for Food."
Lewiston 'Best For Food': Meet the 'Road Bros'
Mon, Jun 18th 2012 11:20 am
Judges coming to Lewiston for national contest; Travel Channel will be in Lewiston accompanying judges; public reception scheduled for Wednesday at The Silo Restaurant. Watch the preview video.

Lewiston is finalist in USA Today/Rand McNally "Best for Food" contest.

Artpark 2012: Touring is old hat for Kansas
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 01:40 am
Plain and simple, Kansas guitarist Rich Williams says, "I love what we do."

Even after five decades of touring, recording, signing autographs, taking pictures and dealing with record labels in what most people consider the worst industry on God's green earth, Williams wouldn't want to be doing anything else.

Wallenda wins
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 12:55 am
Friday night, with the eyes of the world watching, daredevil Nik Wallenda successfully walked a high wire across Niagara Falls. Wallenda began his trek from Niagara Falls, N.Y., at about 10:15 p.m., and finished about 10:45 p.m. in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
'Fairy House Festival' looks to bloom in year two at Artpark
Fri, Jun 8th 2012 12:20 pm
"The Fairy House Festival" returns to Artpark on June 9 and 10. From noon until 5 p.m. each day, the event will feature art activities; hundreds of fairy houses designed by schools, Scout troops and community youth groups; special dance performances; artist-created exhibits; storytelling; and magical surprises. Tickets are $5 in advance ($6 day of festival) and are on sale now.