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Lewiston Civic Center: Residents vote 'no'
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 09:55 pm
As the Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote was revealed Monday night, a stoic Steve Reiter said it all.

"The public spoke. The public spoke," the Town of Lewiston supervisor said.

NIMAC board of directors elects John A. Cooper Sr. as new chairman
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 03:50 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council, the nonprofit organization that works to support the growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its personnel, elected John A. Cooper Sr. as the organization's new chairman.
3 Doors Down hit the road with greatest hits in tow
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 02:40 pm
With big-name acts and big tours grabbing headlines at the turn of the century, it was hard to imagine a small band from an even smaller southern town could turn rock radio on its head. But that's exactly what 3 Doors Down did with their debut, "The Better Life."
No public hearing, but Frontier House is on Lewiston agenda
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 02:10 pm
While trustees in the Village of Lewiston are not yet ready to hold a public hearing on the future of the historic Frontier House, that doesn't mean the topic will be ignored at tonight's board meeting.
'The Sound of Music' at Artpark: Emilie Renier earns elite status
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 11:00 am
While many actors have made return appearances to the Artpark stage in recent years, in my mind there's just a handful who have stood out as master performers.

To this list of all-stars, I'm adding Emilie Renier, who plays Maria in "The Sound of Music," which opened Thursday.

Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote Monday
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
It all comes down to a vote.
'Continuum' goes further in season two; Rachel Nichols interview
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 04:25 pm
Fans of "Continuum" may have wondered recently if time-traveling super-cop Kiera Cameron's resolve to return home, to 2077 and her husband and son, was intact.
Artpark: 'The Sound of Music' outweighs the need for interpretation
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 11:10 am
Raise your hand if you guessed Artpark's summer musical would feature a cluster of children singing beneath a Nazi flag.
The Doobie Brothers make triumphant return to Artpark
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 09:05 am
The Doobie Brothers made it two sold-out crowds in a row at Artpark. The classic rock band brought 10,000 of its friends to "Tuesday in the Park."
Planning Board makeover highlights Village of Lewiston organizational meeting
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its annual organizational meeting on Monday. Several individuals were re-appointed, but two significant changes were made to the Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board.
Village of Lewiston working to acquire Frontier House
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:00 am
News broke Sunday that the Village of Lewiston created a petition seeking support for restoration of the historic Frontier House. Throughout this week, residents visiting the mayor's office in the Red Brick Municipal Building have been encouraged to sign the document. To date, more than 500 have obliged. In doing so, they asked one question: What's going on with the Frontier House?
Gentile elected Lew-Port board president
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 01:00 pm
Michael Gentile has been elected president of the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education for the coming year. Serving as vice president will be outgoing president Jodee Riordan.
Happy Fourth of July
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:55 pm
The Town of Niagara started the holiday week Monday evening with a bang-up affair in Veterans Park.
'Field of Miracles' to visit Niagara Falls this August
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:55 pm
"So many families are struggling with hopelessness and despair," stated Mike Chorey, a native to Grand Island who is a pastor at Cross River Church in Niagara Falls. Chorey was speaking about the impetus for a Gospel crusade, the "Field of Miracles: The Return," which will be coming to Sal Maglie Stadium for three days in August.
'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.
 


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