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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.
Grand Island: Walker transporting water helps spread message of CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:35 pm
Marie Edonyemya walked down a boat dock and filled a large bucket with water from the Niagara River, with the help of her husband, Byaombe Shabani. In front of a large group at the start of the Oct. 4 CROP walk at Beaver Island State Park, Edonyemya wrapped her head with colorful material, then Byaombe lifted the bucket and placed it on his wife's head.
Nike Base links renamed Henry Carroll Golf Course
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:25 pm
A golf instructor and community volunteer has been permanently remembered at the links where he taught the game.
St. Stephen's hosts Christian Laettner
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:20 pm
Christian Laettner's three-day weekend on the Island brought the former Duke University All-America basketball player and National Basketball Association All-Star back to his roots.
Town of Niagara: Preliminary budget distributed
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:00 pm
Autumn is the season for pumpkin pie, apple picking and, of course, budget talks.
Senior leadership and dedication willing Niagara Falls football in a winning direction
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 11:25 am
With five games complete and two remaining, the Niagara Falls High School football team is looking to finish strong and start a run into the sectional playoffs. With a record of 3-2, the Wolverines have put together a surprising season after being predicted to finish near the bottom of the AA North Division.
Town of Lewiston unveils 2016 tentative budget
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 04:00 pm
Preliminary discussions got underway this week on the Town of Lewiston's upcoming budget as Finance Officer Martha Blazick unveiled a $15.608 million tentative plan for 2016.
Village of Lewiston declares second October Monday 'Indigenous Peoples Day'
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 08:50 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees unanimously approved a motion Monday to add an additional designation to Columbus Day. Starting this year, the second October Monday will be known as "Indigenous Peoples Day" to honor the local Native American community.
'The Voice': Risks rewarded for standout singers Morgan Frazier, Lyndsey Elm, Viktor Király, Andi & Alex and Korin Bukowski
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 07:00 am
Week two of "The Voice" was all about risk and reward for the top five standout acts.
'Hay-Man Happening!': Artpark gets spooky
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:20 pm
Dark skies and rainy weather only added to the ambiance Saturday at Artpark as the venue hosted its first "Hay-Man Happening!" fall festival. Children (and some brave adults) dressed up in their scariest and most creative Halloween outfits, had their faces painted, listened to monster-mashing favorite songs and grabbed a bite from some food trucks.
Twenty years of friends & food: Sandi's in Wheatfield celebrates landmark anniversary
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:25 am
Sandi's Family Restaurant at the corner of River and Williams roads in Wheatfield will celebrate its 20th anniversary Oct. 7.
CROP Walk to include unique demonstration
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:20 am
Islanders who take part in Sunday's Grand Island CROP Walk will see a snippet of the lifestyle lived by the people their fundraising dollars support.
Plumeria continues rapid expansion with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
Saturday's ribbon-cutting in the Tops plaza signaled two things: Plumeria is open for business, and Cindy Inman has her house back for good.
On display: Second annual River Region Artists' Studio Tour & Art Walk set
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
Many talented artists quietly reside in Lewiston. On Saturday, Oct. 10, several of these artists will open their doors to the public for the second annual River Region Artists' Studio Tour & Art Walk. The artwork ranges from traditional paintings to jewelry and woodwork.
Sabres make annual trip to Miracle League
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
As they gear up for the start of the National Hockey League season, Buffalo Sabres past and present made a stop at the Miracle League in Veterans Park Monday to play with the special needs ballplayers.
Creeks, homeowners benefit from living shorelines
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Homeowners whose property includes creeks can help improve water quality by establishing living shorelines, said Niagara River habitat ecologist Tim DePriest of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
'Murder in the Smokey Mountains': NT's Ghostlight Theatre to present new thriller
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
It's the perfect recipe for a mystery: A bunch of people who may or may not know each other as well as they think, thrown together in an unfamiliar area ... when things start going horribly wrong.
New faces, new places on Webster Street
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Michele Krienbuhl's little boutique has a big history to live up to, but she's up for the challenge.
VIDEO: Colors of season on display at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
There's plenty to see and do this fall at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.
'Inspectors' star Bret Green takes 'leap of faith' to new CBS series
Thu, Oct 1st 2015 03:25 pm
"The Inspectors" star Bret Green just wants to entertain others.
Town of Lewiston approves modified final plat for French Landing
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:45 pm
After reviewing a number of issues, including yet-to-be-settled fire access at nearby River Walk, the Town Board went on to approve a modified final plat for French Landing - one that calls for completion of the entire "Wolf Run" project roadway in one phase (instead of two), and before any new residences can be built and certificate of occupancies granted.
60 years ... and counting: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara marks decades of dedication
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 01:15 pm
Sixty years ago, a newspaper article was the start of something that's made a profound difference in the lives of hundreds of Niagara County families.
Life gets interesting for 'The Voice' week 1 stars Jordan Smith, Barrett Baber, Mark Hood, Blind Joe and Evan McKeel
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 07:00 am
Every year, thousands of singers tryout for NBC's "The Voice." Their ultimate goal, of course, is to land a recording contract, make an album and tour. But their immediate goal is to convince just one coach to take a chance and turn a chair.
Whitehaven Road Baptist Church: Forum, author to present 'When God and Cancer Meet'
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
A seminar planned for Whitehaven Road Baptist Church is designed to fill a void in the treatment of cancer.
Lewiston trustees asked to consider boat speed limit
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
Though the Village of Lewiston is looking into obtaining a portable breakwall to curb wave damage to the Water Street shoreline, Guard Street resident Claudia Marasco said trustees should consider a speed limit for boaters - and jet boats, in particular.
L-P Builders Club at rainy (but still fun) Peach Festival
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
At the recent Peach Festival, it was pouring, but nobody let the rain ruin their fun. There was plenty to do. Things like trying to win fish at the Lewiston Service Guild fishpond booth and getting food at the Kiwanis Peach Festival food tent.
Signs of the season: Autumn Fest will take place Oct. 3 and 4 in Sanborn
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:50 pm
The 2015 Autumn Festival, presented by the Sanborn Business and Professional Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 at the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road. This marks seven years for the event, said Bonnie Haskell, the museum curator.