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Beginning of Summer Street Dance takes over Village of Youngstown
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 11:40 am
Summer gets its official start this week in Youngstown.
Help Niagara County Peach Queen 'kiss cancer goodbye'
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 07:00 am
Every year the Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has a very special meaning to her and organizes a fundraiser where all of the proceeds go to that organization.
PHOTOS: Fairies take flight at Artpark
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 11:00 pm
Fairies flew high above the state park Saturday as costumed characters performed sketches and took pictures with winged youngsters. Audiences were spellbound with visual, whimsical and just plain unusual performances from The Lost Wheels of Time (Israel), Circus Orange (Canada) and Giraffe Royal (Estonia).
Town of Lewiston approves River Walk final plat
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 09:00 am
Issues involving the River Walk subdivision and the new French Landing housing development again occupied significant discussion at a Lewiston Town Board work session.
Niagara Falls: Hard Rock celebrates 20 years of rock 'n' roll, loving and serving all
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:05 am
Just because Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, is a chain, doesn't mean it's like other restaurants.
Lewiston: Embody Health and Wellness Studio opens at Red Brick
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
Holistic health and fitness coach Ami Patrick recently opened Embody Health and Wellness Studio on the third floor of the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Faery's Nursery & Landscaping celebrating 50 years
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
Faery's Nursery & Landscaping in Ransomville is a little business that grew from primarily mowing lawns and tending existing yards to a place where many local residents and businesses rely on for decorating outdoor spaces.
Village of Youngstown: Proposed vehicle law fails
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
Following a public hearing addressing property maintenance, traffic issues, traffic control on Water Street and parking in Youngstown, a motion to approve Chapter 232 Article X did not pass.
Town of Porter: McCabe property issue not on agenda
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Porter Town Board held a work session prior to its monthly meeting on Monday. The public comments section was moved to the end of the open meeting, similar to last month, and most of the scheduled agenda items were covered quickly.
Village of Lewiston: Talarico presents condo concept plan
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
Well-known Lewiston real estate broker Samuel Talarico presented the Village of Lewiston Planning Board with a concept plan Monday for the construction of eight condominium units at 10/20 Tuscarora Street (corner of South First Street).
DeGlopper Memorial groundbreaking held
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
On the anniversary of Charles DeGlopper's death in combat during the D-Day invasion, Islanders joined in the heart of town to break ground on expansion of a memorial in his name.
Grand Island CSD: Ribbon cut on new transportation center
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
Along-awaited improvement to the Grand Island Central School District's Transportation Department arrived Tuesday with the grand opening of the new Jack Burns Transportation Center.
Raising a pint for the Falls
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 06:50 pm
Pints for Progress staged perhaps its biggest event yet last Thursday.
'Footprints on the Future' supports young parents in need
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 04:40 pm
Young parents in need of help, guidance and support have a place to go in Niagara Falls.
Oliver Street making changes in the right direction
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:50 am
Oliver Street in North Tonawanda is starting to see some positive changes, thanks to the collaborative efforts of local business owners, city officials and representatives of the Lumber City Development Corp.
Music Mania Monday begins with successful turnout
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:50 am
The Town of Niagara kicked off its Music Mania Monday concert series Monday at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Town of Wheatfield: Ag. and Markets: biosolids law 'unreasonably' restrictive
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:50 am
The Town of Wheatfield's local biosolids law has, again, been deemed "unreasonably" restrictive by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, according to a decision written by Michael Latham, director of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Grand Fairy House Festival this weekend at Artpark
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 01:50 pm
Guests of Artpark & Company's Fairy House Festival can expect even more magic at this year's annual event. This weekend, the park will transform into a whimsical celebration with exciting new artists and visions.
Videos, photos: Artpark's summer begins with Howard Jones, OMD, Barenaked Ladies
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 05:15 pm
Artpark & Company kicked off its 2016 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series June 14 with a trio of hitmakers.
Bucket list check: Fans watch Dolly Parton at Artpark; video and photos
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 10:05 am
Those in attendance at Sunday's opening outdoor concert of the 2016 Artpark summer season called it a dream come true. Magical. A bucket list check-off. Music icon Dolly Parton brought her "Pure & Simple" tour to Lewiston, along with a bevy of hit songs, thoroughly thrilling the 7,000-plus in attendance.
Youngstown: YBPA offers summer event details
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Planning for summer 2016 and beyond was the focus of the Youngstown Business and Professional Association's members' meeting this past week, held at Bandana's Bar and Grill on Lake Road.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kiddos Korner welcomed with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island business owner Crystal Harding said she loves the location of her 2-year-old business, calling it "homey," which is only natural considering the business is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood.
Grand Island: Gus Macker weekend a slam dunk
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Corey McGowan said he is ready to run another hoops tourney right away following the weekend's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
Town of Wheatfield: Quasar appeals court ruling on town's biosolids law
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:05 am
Quasar Energy Group announced Monday it has filed an appeal of State Supreme court Justice Frank Caruso's ruling on the Town of Wheatfield's biosolids law. Last month, Caruso ruled the law, which bans the spread of human waste byproducts on town land, is legal.
Town of Wheatfield: Task force suggests more commercial zoning along Niagara Falls Boulevard
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:05 am
The Town of Wheatfield, with suggestions from the town's comprehensive task force, may consider zoning more area commercial along Niagara Falls Boulevard.
North Tonawanda Common Council OKs, supports Canal Fest in July
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:05 am
Don't look now, but Canal Fest is right around the corner.
Town of Niagara: 'Music Mania Mondays' return with bigger acts, more offerings
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara is about to unleash its biggest outdoor "Music Mania Mondays" concert series ever at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Memorial announces Niagara Cup Classic winners
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:05 am
The 25th annual Niagara Cup Classic was held June 2 at the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick golf courses.
Niagara Scenic Parkway: Simonson's request leads to name change for Robert Moses Parkway
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 03:15 pm
After decades of debate, the Robert Moses Parkway is no more. Well, at least its name.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans presented
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 10:55 am
During Memorial Day ceremonies at DeGlopper Park on Monday, hundreds of Islanders who paid their respects during the town's annual event heard the official unveiling of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans.
Interviews: Country stars Dolly Parton, The Band Perry kick off Artpark's summer season
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston performing and visual arts venue confirmed country music living legend Dolly Parton would perform the first outdoor concert of the 2016 season.
Mark Daul: Meet Bill Cockayne and his Crosleys
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
All readers of this column won't remember some of these things from the past, but some of you "youngsters" may enjoy reading what your fathers and grandfathers had in the "old days."
Youngstown: Zastrow, Lockhart sworn into office
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
At the Village of Youngstown organizational meeting Thursday evening, Tim Lockhart and Stephen Zastrow were sworn into office. Lockhart is taking on another term as deputy mayor. Zastrow, meanwhile, replaces Steven Suitor, whose second term ended after he held the trustee position for eight years.
Village of Lewiston appoints HPC members, ZBA rescinds appeals
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees appointed people to its new stand-alone Historic Preservation Commission at Tuesday's year-end meeting. Each person will serve for a different period of time, as the village codebook has a provision for rotating members on and off the HPC.
Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year honored
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Twelve students from Grand Island High School were honored Tuesday at the Buffalo Launch Club as the Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year.
Island of Hope: Meet honorary survivors/caregivers Sarah and Natalie Stanczyk
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Natalie Stanczyk, 47, and her daughter Sarah, 22, readily express optimism. Even cancer could not dampen their enthusiasm for living. After Sarah was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, stage 3B, she told her mother, "Don't worry. It's the best cancer to have."
Interview: Howard Jones plots hits, hits and more hits for Artpark show
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 08:50 pm
Howard Jones, creator of myriad boss hit singles from the 1980s, will open for the Barenaked Ladies at Artpark.
Billoni: More good news in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 05:10 pm
Joining nearly 1,500 Western New Yorkers of all ages, we ended a wonderful Memorial Day weekend in spectacular fashion by participating in the weekly Slow Roll Buffalo 10-mile bike tour of city neighborhoods. Held each Monday, these free rides are open to everyone of all ages and all skill levels who are riding every type of bicycle.
Excitement builds for Relay For Life
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 04:25 pm
Relay For Life of Greater Niagara continues to evolve.
Seniors get active at 16th annual Niagara County Senior Walk
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 04:10 pm
Roughly 350 seniors from across Niagara County took part in the 16th annual Niagara County Senior Walk in the Park Thursday at Veterans Memorial Community Park in the Town of Niagara. The free event offered seniors, 55 and up, a choice of four walking courses, each of them a different distance.