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'Morning Sun' mom Joanna Bayless gladly shares feature debut with Lewiston
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 10:20 am
Joanna Bayless has been a successfully employed actor for more than three decades. Her work on stage has inspired and drawn praise from critics - and her co-stars.
'Morning Sun' creative team praises Lewiston
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 10:00 am
Summer Crockett Moore and Tony Glazer arrived in Lewiston four weeks ago with high hopes. Following an initial scouting trip and conversations with the Buffalo Niagara Film Office, they thought Lewiston would make an ideal setting for their film, "Morning Sun."
Grand Island: Coalition team scores election wins over GOP
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:30 am
Challengers to the Island's Republican-endorsed candidates scored victories in Tuesday's general election.
Cliffe to take on 4th term as Wheatfield supervisor
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:25 am
Republican Robert B. Cliffe is set to begin his fourth term as Town of Wheatfield supervisor after winning the election against Democrat Gerald J. McCormick and Independent Thomas J. Larson, representing the No Bio-Sludge party.
Town of Niagara honors vets with new appreciation dinner
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:00 am
The Town of Niagara will host its first Veterans Appreciation Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Town of Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. Inc., 6010 Lockport Road.
Thea's brings Ethiopian flavor to Western New York
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 01:25 pm
Looking at the building, it is hard to imagine an Ethiopian restaurant being in part of East Aurora's historic downtown area. Yet, Thea's Restaurant is a welcome and delicious escape. With a large variety of food, it's a gathering place for vegetarians and meat eaters alike, and a cozy stop for a great meal any time of the day.
Grand Island High School: Panepinto 'blown away' by STEM wing
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:50 pm
The students, programs and teachers involved in the 1-year-old STEM wing at Grand Island High School left a favorable impression on state Sen. Marc Panepinto Wednesday.
Breaking ground: Sandy Beach shoreline restoration project underway
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Ground was broken at the Sandy Beach Park Club on Monday for a project that will provide a facelift for the beach.
Town of Niagara Board adopts 2016 budget
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
The Town of Niagara board held a public hearing on Oct. 27, where the 2016 $8.49 million budget and plans for local updates and improvements were highlighted.
Future plans aspire for Fairmount Park
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Town of Wheatfield officials broke ground Monday on phase one of the Fairmount Park improvement project, one that will include a new handicapped-accessible bathroom facility and a trail system that will connect sites within the park.
More than a bowling alley: Lewiston Event Center welcomes golf, Bills, Sabres, food enthusiasts
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center - formerly Frontier Lanes - is so much more than tenpin.
Brochey calling it quits in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Come Wednesday, Nov. 11, Dennis Brochey will officially be calling it quits as Town of Lewiston supervisor.
'Morning Sun' actors Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi loving Lewiston, digging film experience
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Director Tony Glazer and "Morning Sun" producer Summer Crockett Moore weren't the only crew members to fall in love with Lewiston. Three of the film's stars - Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi - each said Lewiston is, indeed, a special destination.
Lance Henriksen talks 'Morning Sun,' working in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 07:15 pm
Iconic film actor Lance Henriksen has appeared in more than 200 films, including "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Pumpkinhead," "Hard Target" and "Scream III." He also starred in the critically acclaimed FOX series "Millennium," where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
'The Voice': Singers Blind Joe, Korin Bukowski, Viktor Király, Evan McKeel and Amy Vachal overcome 'Battle' challenges
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 04:00 pm
Season after season, singers on NBC's "The Voice" claim there is nothing harder than the "Battle Rounds." The competition's second stage pits two artists in a duet-duel, wherein each must find harmony while showcasing superiority to advance to the third stage, the "Knockouts."
'Morning Sun': Lewiston mayor is a movie star
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:15 pm
Mayor Terry Collesano filmed a scene Monday for "Morning Sun," the Choice Films production shooting in the Village of Lewiston. While we won't give away any spoiler information, we can say director Tony Glazer was shocked at how well Collesano performed.
'Morning Sun' starlet needs a home
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:10 pm
Phyllis, an adorable, sweet-natured Shih-Tzu mix, got her big break when she was noticed by the Choice Films crew while they were scouting potential locations recently for the movie "Morning Sun."
Webster's Kitchen preps new ways to serve community
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
Webster's Bistro is cooking up something big for local residents and it's not just their flavorful French cuisine.
Town of Wheatfield Town Board sets budget hearing, discusses compressor station
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
Amendments to the initial tentative budget were revealed Oct.19, at the Town of Wheatfield's board meeting; however, taxpayers may now rest easy, as the minimum tax levy remains the same.
Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
Although trick-or-treaters are gearing up for Halloween night, residents and officials of the Town of Niagara have already begun preparing for the upcoming winter holidays.
Village of Lewiston looking into waterfront improvements
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 04:05 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to give Clerk/Treasurer Amy Salada permission to contact Munistat Services Inc. for guidance on taking a bond anticipation note in the amount of $355,000 to cover construction costs related to the southern portion of Lewiston Landing (behind Water Street Landing).
Artpark announces new exec. director, wraps season with news of $11.5 mil economic impact to community
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 11:10 am
Artpark & Company paid tribute to its famed outgoing president, formally introduced a new leader, and reported on the performing arts venue's economic impact at its recent annual meeting.
Personality, performance pays off for 'Voice' 'Battle Round' winners
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 07:00 am
"The Battle Rounds" are an opportunity for blind audition standouts to prove their mettle and show growth on "The Voice." They also allow an audience to see who can sing a song better, which is helpful in the show's latter public voting rounds.
Who needs Chicago? Peter Cetera proves his worth at Fallsview
Sun, Oct 18th 2015 01:20 pm
Peter Cetera's performance Saturday at Ontario's Fallsview Casino was nothing short of masterful. But with it came an unfortunate realization.
24 Below is a unique experience
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 03:00 pm
Third Street in Niagara Falls continues to transform - with new businesses, improved housing and ambitious plans for the future. One new face is the 24 Below Gallery and Café, which opened its doors at 435 Third St. last May.
Pardon our dust: Aquarium readies for multimillion-dollar renovation
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 03:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating its 50th birthday by doing what so many other 50-year-olds have done: It's getting a face-lift.
Generations gather at Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:30 am
It's that time of year again: Families are making a trip to the Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm to partake in seasonal hayrides, pumpkin picking and much more.
Grand Island: Council candidate sues over sign removals
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:25 am
The dispute over political campaign signs continued this week with the filing of a lawsuit on the matter in State Supreme Court by a candidate for Town Board against the Town of Grand Island government.
Writing a new chapter on Grand Island: Kaegebein teacher is author, mentor
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:25 am
Teacher Tricia McDonald has added author and playwright to her resume, and her fourth-grade students at Kaegebein Elementary are reaping the benefits as they learn to become authors, themselves.
Theatre in the Mist's 'Hairspray' coming to Falls
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:00 am
Theatre in the Mist will open its run of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hairspray" on Oct. 23, at Niagara Falls High School.
Lewiston Town Board delves into the budget
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 04:45 pm
Town of Lewiston Finance Officer Martha Blazick got down to the nuts and bolts Thursday on Lewiston's $15.6 million tentative 2016 budget. A work session included going through revenue line items, Highway Department and town clerk's office expenditures, and offering greater clarity on overall management and spending practices.
Interview: Peter Cetera brings hits to Fallsview Casino
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 01:25 pm
Peter Cetera loves his band. ... No, not that one.
Village of Lewiston: Developer offers new and improved plan for Fairchild property
Tue, Oct 13th 2015 05:25 pm
Jerge returned with a new idea - a plan, he said, that would benefit the Fairchild Place and Onondaga Street neighborhoods.
'Morning Sun' rising in Village of Lewiston; watch video of film announcement
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 02:55 pm
A major motion picture will be filmed this month in Lewiston.
'The Voice': Judges big on Amy Vachal, Sydney Rhame
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 07:00 am
"You could win this whole thing," Adam Levine told singer Amy Vachal following her blind audition on "The Voice." The singer, now living in Brooklyn, was one of two standout performers earning rave reviews from all four coaches last week.
Fresh Start to debut, deliver bison and cheese sub
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
Fresh Start Café & Market is set to offer a unique, all-natural alternative to traditional football foods.
Greenway Trail draws concerns from Islanders
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
State officials held an informal public participation meeting Tuesday regarding a plan to build a trail along West River Parkway to connect Buckhorn Island State Park with Beaver Island State Park and beyond.
PINKTOBER celebrated in Niagara Falls
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 11:05 pm
At a quarter to 8 p.m. Friday, about 100 people - mostly women, and many breast cancer survivors - joined together to form a "Living Ribbon" across the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls. Participating in Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA's PINKTOBER celebration, these pink pashmina-clad people linked arms in the fight against breast cancer, and to show support for those fighting the loathsome disease.
Trick-or-treaters be aware of NT's Haunted Harbor
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:40 pm
The North Tonawanda and Tonawanda Youth, Recreation and Parks Departments and the cities' Gateway Committee are sponsoring the annual Haunted Harbor event, set to take place from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Gateway Harbor Park in North Tonawanda.

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