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Grammy Award winner Gwen Stefani named coach on season seven of NBC's 'The Voice'
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10 pm
Internationally acclaimed solo artist and No Doubt singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani has been named a coach for the upcoming seventh season of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."

Stefani and new coach Pharrell each set to perform on Monday, May 5

Collesano wins Republican caucus
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 10:45 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano will represent the Republican Party in the June 17 election. The incumbent took 56 of 77 votes in Tuesday's caucus, defeating challenger Jamie Symmonds.

"I accept your nomination; thank you," Collesano told a crowd of almost 100 inside the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium.

'Star Wars Rebels' trailer debuts worldwide on 'Star Wars Day,' Sunday, May 4
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
The rebellion begins this Sunday. The trailer for the upcoming animated series "Star Wars Rebels" will premiere in a global, multiplatform debut on "Star Wars Day," Sunday, May 4 - also known as "May the 4th Be With You," the unofficial fan-driven holiday celebrating "Star Wars."
Niagara University hosting Empowering Volunteers Conference
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free community preparedness conference Saturday, May 17.
NU commencement honorees include two Pulitzer winners, hospitality leader
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
A pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and a hospitality magnate will address Niagara University graduates during commencement ceremonies taking place in the Gallagher Center May 8 and 10.
WNY legislators seek to stop private lobbyists from getting public pensions
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, and Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo, today announced their joint efforts to advance legislation that would restrict private lobbyists from obtaining pensions through the New York state and local retirement system.
Hunting or trapping of wild boars in New York now prohibited
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:05 pm
A new regulation that prohibits hunting or trapping of free-ranging Eurasian boars in New York State was formally adopted, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Monday. The regulation is designed to ensure maximum effectiveness of DEC's statewide eradication efforts.
'Grease' is the word: FOX enrolls at Rydell High with Paramount Television's 'Grease Live'
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
Get ready to do the hand jive as FOX enrolls at Rydell High with "Grease Live" (working title), a live, three-hour production of the massively popular crossover musical "Grease."
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $1.7 million in funding for WNY projects
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board announced it recommended $1,720,000 in funding to three Western New York enterprises: We Care Transportation Services, Nexus Natural Gas LLC and Innomotive Solutions Group LLC.

In total, the latest projects recommended for funding awards are expected to create 128 jobs and result in investments by project applicants of $23.25 million.

Two of the projects recommended are related to energy. The WNYPPAB Act stipulates 15 percent of funds need to be dedicated to energy projects. The recommendations are expected to be considered by the New York Power Authority board of trustees at its May 20 board meeting.

Coming up on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of A-list celebrities, theme weeks and musical performances that Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan will host throughout the coming weeks.
Leadership Niagara hosts Leader of the Year event
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
Leadership Niagara will host its annual awards luncheon and celebrate its 30th anniversary on Wednesday with 250 Western New York leaders in downtown Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Kiwanis Spring Fling 'One Mile Race for Kids' winners announced
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
The winners of the 19th annual Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild Spring Fling "One Mile Race for Kids" are ...
Lewiston: Mount St. Mary's Hospital formalizing affiliation with Catholic Health
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10 am
Catholic Health, Ascension Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center have agreed in principle to formalize a comprehensive agreement to have Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Niagara County become a full member of the Catholic Health System.
Historic Riviera Theatre to dedicate completion of marquee restoration and improvement project
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:05 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center will officially dedicate the completion of the iconic marquee's restoration and the venue's improvement project Friday, May 2, at 10 a.m. State and foundation officials who were key funding sources of the project will be on hand along with state and local elected officials, theater staff, board of directors, volunteers and local businesses.

The public is welcome to attend; the theater will be open to the public after the ceremony.

'Warehouse 13' goes out on top
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 06:00 pm
Not every show gets to end on its own terms, nor does every cast get to bring closure to its characters. "Warehouse 13" was fortunate enough to conclude its five-year run in a manner its showrunner and stars said was gratifying for them, and will be satisfying to fans of the "thrilleromedy" (thriller-drama-comedy).
Rubinek reveals what made 'Warehouse 13' a hit
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 06:00 pm
Saul Rubinek, who plays Artie, the gatekeeper of secrets on "Warehouse 13," recently revealed the secret of his show's success. He told BTS the Syfy series was successful for five seasons because its showrunner, Jack Kenny, was on set.
'Warehouse 13' stars reflect on five stellar seasons
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 05:55 pm
"Warehouse 13" impressively accomplished much in five seasons.

It was a ratings hit at a time when sci-fi shows are hit-and-miss with viewers. The show's writers wonderfully blended action, drama and comedy into storylines that were suitable for any audience type - families included.

ACM, CBS announce servicemen and women, performing with country stars on 'ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops'
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 01:35 pm
The names and information of the servicemen and women from the United States Armed Forces who performed on stage with some of the biggest names in country music during "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops" were announced Monday.
Grisanti names Joseph Chudoba 'Veteran of the Month'
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 01:35 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently announced Joseph Gregory Chudoba as the fourth recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
Op-ed: Taking a regional approach to Niagara County tourism
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 11:20 am
Becker Farms has been in the local tourism business for more than 30 years. As a fully operational farm, we offer a family-friendly experience, including a petting zoo, strawberry and apple picking and various other hands-on activities throughout the year. But for a good majority of the time we've been in business, our visitors are primarily members of the local community.

However, in the last decade, we have seen an emergence in visitors who are coming to see Niagara Falls and have added a side trip to Becker Farms and eastern Niagara County to their itinerary.

This is the result of the hard work of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. as it continues to promote all of Niagara County, including eastern Niagara County.

Season five of 'MasterChef' fires up Monday, May 26, on FOX
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 11:00 am
Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for season five of the culinary smash hit "MasterChef," premiering Monday, May 26 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
'Dancing In The Street' tour heads to North Tonawanda
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
Summer's here and the time is right for "Dancing In The Street." The music and dance tour will make a 2 p.m. stop at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, on Wednesday, June 18. Tickets, priced at $25 and $35, can be purchased by calling The Riviera Theatre at 716-692-2413.
Higgins presents family of Montford Point Marine William H. Givens with Congressional Gold Medal
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
In a special ceremony, Congressman Brian Higgins and members of the United States Marine Corps presented the family of Montford Point Marine William H. Givens Jr. with the Congressional Gold Medal for his service during World War II.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' calls on kids to be heroes at their favorite state park
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
Spider-Man, star of Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," visited Riverbank State Park to encourage youth to "Be a Hero" at their favorite New York state park and register to volunteer Saturday, May 3, for "I Love My Park Day."
Selena Gomez, One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Taylor Swift, Zendaya among winners at Radio Disney Music Awards
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:50 am
Selena Gomez, One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Taylor Swift and Zendaya were among the winners this weekend at the Radio Disney Music Awards, a celebration of music's most popular young artists as voted on by kid and tween fans.
Aretha Franklin, Heart, Styx, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles: Artpark reveals final outdoor acts
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark announced the final performers in the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series 2014 season lineups Monday morning. The list includes:
Lewiston Public Library May programs, events
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of May.
Discover 'History in Your Backyard'
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 07:00 am
Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit seven locations for one price. "History in Your Backyard" participants will receive a commemorative passport that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants.
Cher's 'Dressed to Kill' tour exceeds Buffalo fans expectations
Sun, Apr 27th 2014 09:00 pm
This year marks 50 years of entertaining for Cher. Buffalo was lucky enough to make the list of cities as she embarked on her final farewell tour. The six months of anticipation since tickets went on sale was finally released Wednesday night, April 23, as Cher took to the stage at the First Niagara Center.
The Silo opens with mouth-watering new menu items
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:30 am
Oh, you won't believe this.
Lewiston Smelt Festival expected to draw large (hungry) crowds May 2
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Lewiston and The Silo Restaurant, in cooperation with the Niagara River Anglers, will celebrate one of the region's most famous natural resources when they host the Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Jaguar offers elaborate Mother's Day menu
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:00 am
Chef Victor Parra has something special planned for the moms who eat at Jaguar at the Bistro this Mother's Day.
Seniors celebrate 'Easter Bonnet Day'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Senior Center recently had its "Easter Bonnet Day." Seniors made there own bonnets and competed for bragging rights.
Olsen to speak on 'Ponder Price, Purchase: Armand Castellani - Building a Collection in the 1980s'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, May 15, the Castellani Art Museum will open its "Meet Me at the CAM" "Art City" series with a presentation by former director Sandra Olsen, Ph.D., on the formation of the museum's collection of modern and contemporary art.
Learn about genealogical records
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will present the free program "Genealogical Records Found in the Lockport Public Library and the Niagara County Historians Office" at 7 p.m. on April 30 at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Chamber Awards Gala: Bandana's Bar & Grill named Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Bandana's Bar & Grill as the recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award.
Momentum builds for 'Great Contraption Race'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
This first-of-its-kind happening will take place rain or shine at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in the lower Niagara River between Lewiston and Youngstown. Briefly put, it's a new type of on-river competition/social experience to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Buffarun Distance Club: 'I run because I can'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
An inspiring message runs across the Buffarun Distance Club's website which reads, "I run for others. I run for my family. I run for a challenge. I run for a cure. I run because I can."
This is it: Time to graduate
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 10:15 pm
It's finally here: The last few days till graduation (18 days to be exact).

During the four years I've spent in college, I am finally down to the last days of it. It's bitter sweet. Everything I've worked for is finally paying off. In 18 short days, I will be a college graduate.

Lewiston Police Blotter for April 26, 2014
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:45 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, April 14, to Sunday, April 20, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 62 response calls during this period.
 


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