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'Discover Grand Island' through 'Paddles Up Niagara'
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:50 pm
The eighth annual "Paddles Up Niagara," presented by the Niagara River Greenway Commission - the organization that initially created a 25-mile length paddle-sport trail in the Niagara River in 2006 - is to take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 27.
Craig Hosking: Adopted Lewiston resident in high demand in Hollywood
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 11:00 am
One could easily mistake part-time Lewiston resident Craig Hosking for Batman.
Porter on the Lake: Summerfest is back in 2013
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
It's time to celebrate the beginning of summer and enjoy the beautiful weather. So if you're looking for a day full of activities and family fun, the Porter on the Lake Summerfest is the place to be.
Old Fort Niagara: French and Indian War Encampment set for July 5-7
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
On July 9, 1759, Capt. Walter Rutherford entered French-held Fort Niagara and demanded the fort's surrender. He set in motion a chain of events that would forever change the history of the Niagara region and all of North America.
Independence Day with a bang
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:15 pm
Celebrate Independence Day in style, with the following activities in the area:
Lawn Mower Race brings Island to forefront
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:15 pm
The annual Father's Day Lawn Mower Race on the Island's West River took place over the weekend to raise money for the Grand Island Relay For Life in its ongoing support of the American Cancer Society.
Baby, it's hot outside!
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 02:45 pm
Summer has arrived in Western New York with plenty of heat and humidity.

Senior citizens should take special care this time of year as the risk for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, increases with age, according to the National Institute on Aging.

Counting Crows bring unique live show to Buffalo
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 04:00 pm
Adam Duritz and Counting Crows have recorded nine Top 10 singles. When the band performs Friday in Buffalo, fans can expect to hear all of them. ... Or none of them.

Frankly, we don't know what you'll hear from Counting Crows. ... And neither does the band, for that matter.

Chicago is 'The Inspiration' for sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 12:00 pm
Artpark welcomed its largest crowd of the summer, more than 10,000 in total, for "An Evening with Chicago." The legendary American band performed two sets and offered hit songs including "25 or 6 to 4," "If You Leave Me Now," "Another Rainy Day In New York City," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "You're the Inspiration."
Discovery Channel's 'Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda' smashes television, live, social media and digital ratings records
Mon, Jun 24th 2013 03:00 pm
On "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda," tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, "The King of the High Wire," made history as the first person ever to cross over the Grand Canyon.
Good luck, Nik Wallenda
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 10:05 am
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. has put together a giant scroll signed by Niagara Falls leaders and visitors offering daredevil Nik Wallenda best wishes as he prepares to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope Sunday night.
29th annual Niagara Pioneer International Soccer Tournament kicks off next weekend
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, the Niagara Pioneer Soccer League will host the Northern Customs Services' 29th annual Niagara Pioneer International Soccer Tournament.
Village Board declines to accept Gardens at Oxbow road
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
By a unanimous vote Monday, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees voted against accepting Primrose Lane, one of two roads in the Gardens at Oxbow subdivision, as a village street.
'Slamming' Chicago ready to rock Artpark
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Music has become a game of numbers for legendary Illinois-bred band Chicago.
REO Speedwagon excited about Artpark
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
Benjamin Franklin once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

Come Tuesday, we can reasonably add something else to that list of certainties: The only thing pouring down from above at Artpark will be hit songs.

Niagara Falls State Park reopens restored islands, cave and kicks off Prospect Point project
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 06:00 am
The first phase of the multi-year plan features a $1.8 million restoration at Three Sisters Islands that includes a new trolley shelter, expanded parking area, new pedestrian walkways and overlooks, enhanced landscaping, as well as new railings.
First Niagara supports Community Missions of Niagara Frontier
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 12:30 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing financial support for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and its community soup kitchen as staff work to provide food for local families in need. Representatives made a $1,000 donation on Thursday.
Mount St. Mary's promotes artistic abilities with new collection from Opportunities Unlimited
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 12:00 pm
A collection created by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara artists was dedicated and blessed at a reception inside Mount St. Mary's Hospital. The works were created by people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities during fine arts classes offered through "Artisans Unlimited" at three OUN locations.
Video: Artpark loves Joan Jett's rock 'n' roll
Wed, Jun 12th 2013 10:15 am
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts performed "Bad Reputation," "Cherry Bomb," "I Love Rock-N-Roll" and a slew of new songs at Artpark, June 11, as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
'Road Bros' vlogger, foodie Mike Shubic returns to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 8th 2013 09:00 am
Mike Shubic, one half of the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" "Best for Food" team the "Road Bros," returned to Lewiston this week - but not to judge its culinary offerings.
Farmers Market to reopen for season
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 03:05 pm
The Wheatfield Farmers Market will reopen June 12 and run Wednesdays through Oct. 9, still outside of Town Hall, but relocated to the front parking lot to provide more visibility and convenience for both the vendors and clientele.
'Revolution': Billy Burke talks season finale, evolution of Miles Matheson
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 03:30 pm
Earlier this season, Miles Matheson and Sebastian Monroe battered, bruised and bloodied each other in one stellar fracas. The former besties, once thick as thieves, realized they could (and probably would) kill one another if given the opportunity.
Updated: Lewiston projects deemed 'not consistent' by Greenway Commission
Sat, May 25th 2013 07:00 am
Call it a matter of consistency.

Members of the Niagara River Greenway Commission met Tuesday, May 21, at the Beaver Island State Park Clubhouse to consider three submissions for project consistency with Greenway Plan objectives.

'MasterChef' looks to take home cook to global stage
Wed, May 22nd 2013 02:40 pm
America's search for the next great home cook begins tonight. Season four of "MasterChef" premieres at 8 p.m. on FOX. Undiscovered culinarians will seek to impress judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, earn a white apron, win the title of "MasterChef," and join the ranks of previous season winners Whitney Miller, Jennifer Behm and Christine Ha.
'Grimm': Bree Turner promises stunning season finale
Tue, May 21st 2013 03:35 pm
Part two of "Grimm's" season finale promises to be action-packed, as Nick (David Giuntoli), Hank (Russell Hornsby), Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), Rosalee (Bree Turner) and, yes, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) battle new breeds of evil forces in Portland.
Sold-out crowd at Chamber Gala
Sat, May 18th 2013 11:45 am
VIDEO/PICTURES: The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce welcomed its largest crowd - more than 300 people - to the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
'Thursday at Canalside' concert series lineup revealed
Wed, May 15th 2013 07:15 pm
Buffalo Place Inc. announced its "Thursday at Canalside" summer concert lineup on Wednesday. This year, the entire series is moving to the Buffalo waterfront. Free weekly concerts run from 5 until 9:30 p.m.
DiMino Tops Lewiston, local community celebrate grand re-opening of renovated supermarket
Wed, May 15th 2013 04:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, held a grand re-opening celebration Wednesday to mark the completion of a major renovation of the family-owned and operated Lewiston Tops Market at 906 Center St.
Lewiston Civic Center: Town Board OKs land sale, BAN financing, referendum vote
Tue, May 14th 2013 04:35 pm
With momentum building toward next Tuesday's Niagara Greenway Commission public meeting/review/vote to determine consistency and funding for the proposed Lewiston Civic Center, the Town Board has taken further steps to make the project a reality.

At its Monday work session, the Lewiston Town Board voted in favor of three items pertaining to the Civic Center. One of those items was paying $50,000 for a 10-acre parcel of land at Lew-Port.

Gov. Cuomo launches New York's largest tourism campaign in decades
Wed, May 8th 2013 11:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of New York's largest tourism campaign in decades, committing nearly $60 million to grow the industry, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State.

The governor's announcement came at the conclusion of the New York State Tourism Summit, where hundreds of tourism experts gathered in Albany to discuss ideas and new ways to bring tourists to every corner of the state.

"Yesterday was huge," said Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. President and CEO John Percy on Thursday.

Two Niagara University students, one alumna participating in 4K for Cancer
Tue, May 7th 2013 01:15 pm
Vince Schiano set off on a 4,000-mile bike ride last summer to raise money and awareness for young adults suffering from cancer.

Little did he know that his cross-country venture would also inspire three young women back "home" on Monteagle Ridge to join the cause this year.

Vincenzo's now open in Lewiston
Tue, May 7th 2013 12:40 pm
Vincenzo's Pizza House opened Tuesday in the Village of Lewiston. ... And within 10 minutes, it was filled with customers munching on old-fashioned and cheese slices.
Food truck owner has interest in Lewiston
Tue, May 7th 2013 07:00 am
With more than 15,000 food trucks rolling across America, it's only a matter of time before one makes its way to Lewiston - a 2012 top food finalist in the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition.

One candidate is The Black Market Food Truck, a gourmet deli sandwich unit co-owned and operated by Lewiston native Christian Willmott.

On Monday, he addressed village trustees. Willmott, who called himself an "ambassador for food trucks," told board members these traveling kitchens can bolster the local economy - and help restaurants succeed.

'The Voice': Best. Episode. Ever.
Mon, May 6th 2013 04:45 pm
It was epic.

It was dramatic.

It was the best episode of "The Voice."

Ever.

Fashion Outlets of Niagara expansion moves forward
Thu, May 2nd 2013 09:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday voted to take lead agency status for the expansion of Fashion Outlets of Niagara.
New night for 'Grimm': David Giuntoli previews season-ending storylines
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 05:20 pm
NBC is rewarding "Grimm" for not just surviving on Friday nights, but thriving in a 9 p.m. timeslot where other sci-fi action-adventure series have faltered. The Peacock Network is shifting "Grimm" to Tuesdays at 10 p.m. - following its highly successful reality singing contest "The Voice."
Jetboat operators do 'the impossible' in lower Niagara Gorge
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 03:05 pm
PHOTOS: A Youngstown marina owner and jetboat operators from Idaho made history Saturday in the Niagara River gorge. In the process, they drew the attention of the U.S. Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and the Niagara Parks Police Service in Ontario, Canada.
'The Voice': Meet Amy Whitcomb
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 02:15 pm
Fans of "The Voice" may be in for a big surprise when the "Knockouts" begin. One of the show's top talents is about to make her debut (of sorts) - a full five weeks into the season.
'The Voice': 'Battle'-tested performers Midas Whale, Monique Abbadie, Mary Miranda ready for 'Knockouts' round
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 02:10 pm
Let's face it: The performers on "The Voice" are not likely to duke it out with other acts in a ring-shaped stage once this season is over.

"So what is the purpose of the 'Battle Rounds'?" you might ask. Well ...

Niagara River smelt fishing: A little local history
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 07:00 am
With the annual Smelt Festival right around the corner, I thought I would give you a little background on how it started. Make note: I was there at the beginning, so my story is accurate!
 


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