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Lovin' summer
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts held its annual "Summer of '69" concert at the Hennepin Park Gazebo July 11, attracting a huge crowd to the corner of Fourth and Center streets to tap their toes, sing along and get up and dance when the spirit moved them.
Sara Bareilles amazes fans with her personality and performance at Artpark
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
Sara Bareilles made her debut at Artpark in Lewiston Wednesday as part of her "Little Black Dress" tour.

The ASCAP Pop Music Award winner and three-time Grammy nominee's concert series was appropriately titled.

Reach Out and Read with Wheatfield Pediatrics
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
As part of an initiative funded in four states by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Wheatfield Pediatrics has been awarded a three-year grant to promote early literacy and school readiness for its youngest patients.
Olde Sanborn Days friends
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
Anastasia Bajer, 2, of Sanborn, pets a goat at Olde Sanborn Days last weekend.
Kickoff fundraiser for Wallace
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
Friends to Elect Lee S. Wallace Supervisor of the Town of Niagara plans a campaign kickoff fundraiser, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at The Casa Nova Restaurant, 3041 Military Road.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for July 17, 2014
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
The following is a sampling of the 130 police calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between July 7 and 14.
3 Doors Down brings hit songs, new songs to Artpark
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 03:40 pm
3 Doors Down has been an absolute hit machine since 2000, with a dozen songs cracking top 10 music charts, and four albums hitting No. 1.

But the band behind "Kryptonite," "Loser," "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You" will be the first to say there's no magic formula or absolute path to success when crafting music.

Walk to raise awareness of breastfeeding
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 07:00 am
Catholic Charities will hold a free Breastfeeding Walk and Healthy Baby Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31 at the Hyde Park splash pad, on the corner of Pine and Hyde Park avenues, in Niagara Falls.
Quasar issue still dominates Wheatfield meetings
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 05:55 pm
Quasar Energy Group's local representative Nate Carr is usually a minority of one at Wheatfield Town Board meetings when use of the company's equate as a farm fertilizer is discussed.

At Monday's board meeting, he brought reinforcements in the form of the Ohio-based company's Vice President for Technical Affairs Bruce Bailey and attorney Paul Keneally. The message was that the anaerobic digestion facility on Liberty Drive is not going to be driven out of town, and the town's moratorium and proposed ban on use of equate and building of a storage facility could be facing lawsuits.

Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara acquires lifesaving AED device
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown now has a semi-automated external defibrillator on site, thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the device, known as an AED, the fort is better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest.
Stanley Glover, Jourdan Epstein are next finalists sent home on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Wednesday, after America's vote was revealed on "So You Think You Can Dance," Jourdan Epstein, Emily James, Bridget Whitman, Teddy Coffey, Emilio Dosal and Stanley Glover were the three girls and three guys who received the fewest votes. The judges - Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Misty Copeland - determined at the end of the show that Glover and Epstein would be sent home.
Grisanti blasts proposed thruway toll hike
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
In the wake of comments by NYS Thruway Executive Director Thomas Madison indicating tolls will be increased in the near future, State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th District, today pledged to "fight against the downstate interests that are behind this raid on the wallets of upstate taxpayers."
Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union announces scholarship winner
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Congratulations to Benjamin R. Chatley, credit union scholarship winner of $500 from the Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union. Chatley will attend SUNY Brockport for history education.
St. Peter students enjoy Sanger Farms field trip
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
This past week, the summer camp participants "Little Cubs, " "Big Cubs" and "S.W.A.T. Team" (Summer With Academics Too)" at St. Peter School in Lewiston enjoyed a field trip to Sanger Farm in Youngstown under the direction of teachers Jessica Lemke, Carly Lauzonis Jennifer Ricciuti and Maria Paonessa.
'Jimmy Kimmel Live' to welcome cast of Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on Monday
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Jimmy Kimmel welcomes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper to a special "Guardians of the Galaxy" episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday, July 21, the same evening as the film's worldwide premiere.
BPO welcomes 40 doctors from around the world this week
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
Forty doctors from eight countries and throughout the U.S. are convening on Buffalo to perform in a side-by-side coaching and concert experience with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to benefit the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. This marks the first collaboration between the Doctors of the World Orchestra and a professional symphony orchestra.
Waterfowl ID class offered
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
Beaver Island State Park will sponsor a waterfowl ID course presented by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Beaver Island Club House.
Buffalo Niagara's annual 'Sunrise Seminar Series' focuses on 'Building Buffalo'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will present its annual "Sunrise Seminar" series themed "Building Buffalo" on Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main St., Suite 200. Register online at www.prsabuffaloniagara.org or call 716-508-0277.
Experience guided 'Heritage Walking Tours of Youngstown'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
One of the significant advantages of living in Youngstown this season is the guided walking tours provided by the heritage tours and tourism committee. These tours enable participants to learn about local history right where it happened.
Buffalo Sabres sign Tyler Ennis to multi-year contract
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Tyler Ennis to a multi-year contract.
Tickets available early for six Buffalo Philharmonic concerts
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will offer the public a chance to lock in their favorite seats to six of the season's highlights today.
Lights, camera, Carrie: NBC's 'Waiting All Day for Sunday Night' starring Carrie Underwood hits big screen
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
NBC Sports Group has announced the Friday, July 25, debut of a new cinema spot starring six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood performing "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the opening theme for primetime television's No. 1 program, "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.
More superstar performances announced for 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
Summer's hottest country concert special just got hotter with the addition of reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert - including a fiery duet with Carrie Underwood - to the star-studded lineup on "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock."
Food truck hopefuls on coast-to-coast culinary trip of a lifetime in 'The Great Food Truck Race'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
"The Great Food Truck Race" is back for a fifth season this summer, with a brand-new cast of food truck hopefuls on a high-stakes culinary road trip with a new route from sunny Southern California to the beaches of Key West, Florida.
$12 million to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' movie theaters.
Town of Niagara favors I-190 exit to mall area
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Town of Niagara Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso calls Assemblyman John Ceretto's proposal for another off-ramp to connect I-190 and Military Road around the Factory Outlet Mall area "magnificent."
Town of Niagara: Steve Richards' sentencing goes as expected
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Former Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards received the expected sentence of three years probation from State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns on Monday in Lockport.

Burns said Richards could not be a political candidate during probation.

Richards had pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge on May 5 after being brought up on what started as 23 counts of official misconduct by the state attorney general's office. Richards' guilty plea involved having town employees pick up a drain and install it at his business.

As part of the agreement, Richards resigned from office and paid about $1,200 in restitution.

Buffalo Sabres sign Ruhwedel to two-year contract
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract.
First Niagara, Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services partner to provide housing opportunities for local families
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:45 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. are partnering to provide educational support for first time homebuyers in Niagara Falls.
NYPA to bury time capsule at Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm
The New York Power Authority will conclude its Niagara Power Vista 50th anniversary celebration with the burial of a time capsule on Saturday, July 19.
Good News Gospel Festival will cruise intersection of faith and health
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm
Popular gospel musicians from across Western New York will come together Saturday, July 19, to celebrate faith and good health at the eighth annual Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair.
Legendary Latin rock band Santana to perform at Seneca Niagara Casino
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 12:40 pm
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is excited to announce Santana will perform at Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, Oct. 11. The Latin rock band, led by guitar legend Carlos Santana, typically plays at large stadium arenas, but will offer fans in Niagara Falls an up-close-and-personal show with just 2,400 seats and views no further than 100 feet from the stage.
Ortt endorsed for Senate
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 12:35 pm
The Republican Party chairmen of the three counties in the 62nd Senate District - Scott Kiedrowski of Niagara County, Ed Morgan of Orleans County and Bill Reilich of Monroe County - issued the following statement Wednesday:

"Following the recommendation of the committee to fill vacancies, we are proud to announce North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt as the endorsed Republican candidate for the 62nd Senate District."

Sen. George Maziarz announced Sunday he would not seek re-election.

Sarah McLachlan makes herself at home at Artpark
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Sarah McLachlan performed Monday in Lewiston.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

McLachlan's appearance at Artpark was no insignificant happening. In fact, I'd liken it to Pope Francis giving Mass at St. Peter's, or President Obama presiding over a Village Board meeting.

'Ferocious Fridays' offer extended hours at Buffalo Zoo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours every Friday in July and August for its "Ferocious Fridays" series.
National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament arrives in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
It's a ringer for the local economy: The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament is expected to bring a few thousand visitors to Buffalo this week.
Artpark welcomes Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s production of 'Peter and the Wolf' to 'Free Family Saturdays'
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Families attending this week's "Free Family Saturdays" at Artpark (July 19, noon-4 p.m.), will be treated to two performances of "Peter and The Wolf" (1 and 3 p.m.). The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present the show on the amphitheater stage under the direction of GNBC artistic director and founder Beverley Feder and assistant director Julie Traver.
38 Special, David Spade coming to Seneca Casinos this fall
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
The entertainment continues to roll in for the fall season at all three entertainment venues inside the Seneca Resorts & Casinos.
Dog beach outing tips, dos and don'ts
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:55 pm
With the weather heating up, it's time to start checking out some dog-friendly beaches with your four-legged friend.
Sabres sign forward Zac Dalpe
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday the team signed forward Zac Dalpe to a one-year contract.