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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.
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.