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Niagara Jet Adventures jetboat impresses in trials
Sat, Dec 21st 2013 07:00 am
It's been a busy couple of days for Mike Fox of Niagara Jet Adventures in Youngstown. Fox reports the first in his fleet of custom-built, advanced-tech Gatling series jetboats, manufactured by Bohnenkamp's Whitewater Customs of Meridian, Idaho, arrived in Youngstown this week following a 2,233-mile cross-country trip via trailer.
Interview: Seneca Niagara Casino concert a homecoming for talented Vanessa Williams
Sat, Dec 21st 2013 07:00 am
Vanessa Williams will perform hit songs "Dreamin," "Colors of the Wind," and, of course, "Save the Best for Last" Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls.
Video: Lewiston pays tribute to Tuscarora Nation at 'Flames' event
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 10:00 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston commemorated the 200th anniversary of the burning of Lewiston (Dec. 19, 1813) with its "Flames Through Lewiston" re-enactment and dedication of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument (Dec. 19, 2013).
British attack Youngstown
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 02:30 pm
Early Thursday morning, more than 100 British soldiers marched down River Road, from Stella Niagara to Old Fort Niagara, to re-enact the taking of Fort Niagara by the British on Dec. 19, 1813. One hundred and ten spectators in the fort watched as the British came through the postern gate and proceeded to wrest the fort from the Americans after a short battle.
Tuscarora Heroes Monument to be unveiled at 'Flames Through Lewiston'
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
More than 150 volunteer re-enactors of all ages and from both sides of the border will recreate the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston during Thursday's "Flames Through Lewiston" event, which will feature the unveiling of the much-awaited Tuscarora Heroes Monument.
Interview: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Steve Franks talk (wait for it) 'Psych The Musical'
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 11:00 pm
"Psych" is taking its most ambitious leap yet, with a musical episode.
'Grimm' tackles Christmas with its own 'Twelve Days of Krampus'
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 12:15 pm
Portland Det. Nick Burkhardt began the season as a zombie, was cured (but kept some super-powers), and has since dealt with the three little pigs (who were vengeful, Wesen-killing chefs), underwater sea monsters and a "Hulk"-strong boy who appeared to be possessed. Just in time for the holiday season, he will square off with "Krampus," a giant, horned villain who somewhat resembles like Santa Claus.
Video: Santa Claus is coming to town ... by helicopter
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 03:10 pm
Santa Claus made a special pre-Christmas visit to the Village of Lewiston Saturday as part of the annual Christmas Walk. St. Nick arrived by helicopter to greet children and families. Click the link for video highlights.
'An O. Henry Christmas' looks at the homeless
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:50 pm
It's become a Christmas tradition for my sister Teenie and I to go to Theatre in the Mist's annual holiday show. We always leave filled with holiday spirit and ready to kickoff our own Christmas preparations.
The Spicey Pickle: Mexican restaurant coming to Village of Lewiston
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 04:05 pm
Aaron Rotella is opening The Spicey Pickle in Lewiston a little later this winter.
Lili Taylor, Minka Kelly are two great non-sci-fi reasons to watch 'Almost Human'
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 09:00 pm
Just what will motivate viewers to tune in each Monday at 8 p.m.? To the non-sci-fi faithful, I offer the following: Lili Taylor and Minka Kelly.
'Great Contraption Race' to benefit It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 07:00 am
Living in northern Niagara County, one of neatest attributes seen in area residents is their ability to get creative.
Interview: Pointer Sisters perform Saturday at Seneca Niagara Casino
Thu, Nov 28th 2013 12:10 am
The Pointer Sisters are a little bit country, and a little bit rock 'n' roll.

And a little bit gospel ... and a little bit pop ... and a little bit R&B.

Gov. Cuomo: New York state to build high-tech manufacturing complex in Buffalo
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 11:45 pm
Gov. Cuomo has announced that, as part of his Buffalo Billion initiative, New York will build a state-of-the-art anchor hub facility for high tech and green energy businesses at RiverBend in the City of Buffalo.

Two companies at the forefront of the clean energy revolution, Soraa and Silevo, will collectively invest $1.5 billion into the project and relocate major parts of their operations to Buffalo, creating 850 permanent jobs and at least 500 construction jobs and attracting additional manufacturing companies to the site.

RiverBend, formerly Republic Steel, is a 90-acre site that is ready for development.

Cuomo: Ford Motor Co. to invest $150 million in its Hamburg stamping plant
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 11:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced Ford Motor Co. will invest $150 million to make significant upgrades to its Hamburg facility, just outside Buffalo. The new machinery and state-of-the-art equipment will allow the Ford stamping plant to remain competitive, secure its long-term presence in the region, retain 640 full-time, permanent jobs, and create 350 new jobs in Western New York.
'Shop Small' Nov. 30 in Niagara River Region
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has been busy promoting "Small Business Saturday" with the hope of making the date the biggest local shopping day of the year. "Small Business Saturday" is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (right after "Black Friday").
Preview: J.J. Abrams fans will love 'Almost Human'
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 10:40 pm
Sci-fi-buddy-cop series "Almost Human" is rich in story - just like "Alias," "Lost" and "Fringe." Producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, and stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy talk about their new FOX series.
'Black Friday' returns to Lewiston
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 11:00 am
Come "Black Friday," Lewiston retailers hope shoppers skip the "big-box" stores in favor of small businesses.
Town of Lewiston: Reiter steps down; budget work continues
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 03:45 pm
News from the Town of Lewiston finds Steve Reiter has opted to step down as supervisor and from overseeing the town water department. Gary Catlin has assumed both duties.
New owners at The Natural Link
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:05 am
Walt is turning over the meat slicer to the Martin family.
Updated: Brochey elected supervisor in Town of Lewiston
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 06:55 am
Come January, Dennis Brochey will be supervisor in the Town of Lewiston.

Brochey, a Democrat and Village of Lewiston trustee, defeated Ernie Palmer, a Republican and Town of Lewiston councilman, by 418 votes in Tuesday's election.

'Little Women' the musical at Niagara Regional Theatre Guild
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:50 pm
Most women remember either reading Louisa May Alcott's classic "Little Women" or seeing the movie version.
'The Voice': One of these singers will win season 5
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 09:10 am
Predicting who will win a reality singing competition is a little like trying to figure out Google analytics. We think we know what works and what doesn't, but at the end of the day, TV audiences are as hard to predict as search engine rankings.

Still, just as we know page traffic, links and social media factor into what we see on Google, we know a few things about what singers need to do to garner votes.

Grand Island Board of Education: 'Heartsavers' honored, Droit remembered
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 05:30 pm
At a crowded Grand Island Board of Education meeting Monday evening, Veronica Connor Middle School Assistant Principal Eleanor Payne received official recognition from the American Heart Association for her administering of CPR on one of her students who had collapsed in full cardiac arrest in a school hallway Sept. 9.
Grand Island Central School District: Masters Field goes out with win
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 05:30 pm
Grand Island High School alumni from the 1960s to the present took the field one last time at their alma mater Saturday.
'The Voice': Holly Henry has momentum heading into 'Knockouts'
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 07:00 am
Can a shy singer, whose preferred studio is her bedroom, win "The Voice?"

Holly Henry, 19, who entered the show admittedly shy and with little performing experience, is now halfway through television's top singing competition.

With steals in play, coaches share the wealth on 'The Voice'
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 07:00 am
"The Voice" gives new meaning to '"lose the battle, win the war" - at least for those singers who are "stolen" in the show's "Battle" and "Knockout" rounds. For these performers, a loss in a head-to-head competition eliminated them from one team, and led to their selection by a second team.
Interview: 'Grimm' is a joy for actress Bitsie Tulloch
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 07:00 am
A Portland cop with ancient powers battles shape-shifting wesen while trying to lead a normal life alongside his best friend (who is, basically, the Big Bad Wolf), and his longtime girlfriend (who, for many months, had boyfriend-specific amnesia).

It might be called "Grimm," but it's undeniably fun to watch.

Becoming sensitive to dementia
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 10:05 pm
We pulled on plastic gloves with the fingertips filled with corn kernels, donned glasses that distorted our vision and tried to follow and write down a series of instructions delivered only once while the room was darkened and distracting noise was broadcast.
'The Voice': Coaches call Kat a contender
Mon, Oct 21st 2013 11:25 am
As "The Voice" narrowed its field of competitors almost in half during the "Battle Rounds," coaches Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton began to identify standout singers. In the second episode of the show's second round, Kat Robichaud was branded as one to watch after she triumphed over R. Anthony.
'Battle' continues on 'The Voice'
Mon, Oct 21st 2013 11:20 am
No matter the season, the coaches or the competitors, one thing remains constant on "The Voice": The "Battle Rounds" are super entertaining for the audience and completely awkward for the singers.
Honoring our nation's heroes
Fri, Oct 18th 2013 08:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz escorted 27 local veterans to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, on his Western New York Heroes Flight. Most were World War II veterans, but a few Korean War vets also were included.
Connor Middle School: 'Wizard of Oz' opens
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 06:25 pm
Connor Middle School students have known all summer that they would stage "The Wizard of Oz" for their autumn musical this year.
Goal oriented
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 05:30 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School's soccer team has one Niagara Frontier League game left before heading into the sectionals.
Dominique Wilkins, 'Human Highlight Reel,' targets diabetes in Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:55 pm
Dominique Wilkins provided guests at the Niagara Falls Culinary Center with diabetes education and prevention tips.
Coaches: Grey 'has what it takes' to win 'The Voice'
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 10:45 am
"50 Shades of Grey" may be all the rage in Hollywood, but it only took one performance from Grey the singer to convince three coaches she can win season five of "The Voice." On the fifth and final night of the blind auditions, Grey's rendition of Kelly Clarkson's hit "Catch My Breath" drew "I Want You" chair turns from Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton (who, in fact, turned a full 360 degrees).
Wearable Art Show to benefit Aquarium of Niagara
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
A Wearable Art Fashion Show to benefit the Aquarium of Niagara will take place Thursday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Wine on Third.
Video: Flight of Five restoration project commences in Lockport
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 07:30 pm
Lockport Mayor Michael W. Tucker joined federal, state and local dignitaries Oct. 9 to mark the beginning of restoration of the famed Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks. Remarks were made during a community celebration on Canal Street in the heart of downtown Lockport.
Video: Niagara University cuts ribbon on B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 11:50 pm
"This truly is a historic day at Niagara University, one that will forever change the scientific research and teaching that happens on our campus."
Q-and-A: James Spader talks NBC's 'The Blacklist'
Mon, Oct 7th 2013 05:10 pm
James Spader could teach a master class on villainy.