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Lewiston, as a work of art: Artist group looks to connect with Artpark, Destination Niagara, Greenway
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Village Mayor Anne Welch assembled a group of artists in mid-July with the intent of promoting Lewiston as an arts destination. They met again on Wednesday - this time with some notable additions - looking to implement strategies to increase public awareness.
PHOTOS: Artpark Percussion Garden in bloom again with 'Bridges' garden
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 12:45 pm
The Artpark Percussion Garden is annually in bloom. Each year, new interactive installations come to life and add a fresh dimension to the scenic area of the park. The latest piece is a sculptural collaboration titled "The Artpark Bridges Garden." It opened Monday.
23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara to benefit individuals with Down syndrome, GiGi's Playhouse of Buffalo
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:50 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc. announces its 23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara, WNY's Down Syndrome awareness walk of Buffalo and Niagara County. The event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, as part of the Niagara County Peach Festival parade in Lewiston.
PHOTOS: Winners announced at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed the winners of the 2019 Lewiston Art Festival.
Innovative fundraisers at Youngstown Free Library
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Those neat activities and community offerings found at the Youngstown Free Library just continue to pop up - the latest being some innovative fundraising ventures.
'Moose's Mission' fundraiser in photos
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 09:20 am
On Saturday, Aug. 3, Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 proudly presented "Moose's Mission," a benefit for Lewiston's all-inclusive playground project set to be built in Marilyn Toohey Park.
Junior volunteers brighten summer at Memorial
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 02:45 pm
Junior volunteers from Western New York schools are making valuable contributions to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center this summer while experiencing some of the benefits of community service.
Locals honored at Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Fest
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick was given a citation from the Sanborn Area Historical Society at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival for providing the society help financing a feasibility study; purchasing the farm in 2002; continuing to support it over the years, including this year; completing the museum's parking lot and connecting the venue to the town sewers, allowing the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum to be open all year for the first time.
'Weird Al,' Artpark party like it's 1699
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 12:00 pm
Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert this week was definitely weird. Not weird as in strange, but weird as in Al Yankovic. He brought his "Strings Attached" tour to Lewiston - complete with a top-notch backing band, a 41-piece orchestra, numerous video packages, and, of course, unique costume changes.
Ortt honors WWII Vet & Purple Heart recipient with NYS 'Veterans' Hall of Fame' Award
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:55 pm
On Monday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt honored U.S. Army Private First Class Anthony Santoro with a "Veterans' Hall of Fame" Award for his service in Germany during WWII.
Higgins presents military medals to Vietnam veteran Phillip Yockey
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by U.S. Army Buffalo Recruiting Commander Capt. Randy Warren, VA Western New York Healthcare System Chief of Staff Dr. Grace Stringfellow, and Buffalo Naval & Military Park President Paul Marzello for a ceremony recognizing the service of Vietnam War veteran Sgt. Phillip Yockey.
Lewiston Kiwanis announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 11:55 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announced the awarding of scholarships to Nicholas Passanese, Suhana Monsalve, Domenic Barile and Miguel Bautista. Lewiston Kiwanis awarded Passanese a $2,000 scholarship, while scholarships of $1,000 each were presented to Monsalve and Barile.
Paddles Up expands with Summerfest
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 06:55 am
On the heels of the winter Footprint Festival in Beaver Island State Park, Paddles Up has expanded into the Paddles Up Summerfest for 2019.
Porter Cup returning for year 61
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 07:00 pm
As July happenings pile up, Western New Yorkers are out and about enjoying the summer weather. Coming up, though, hype is building for the 61st tee off of the Porter Cup golf tournament at Niagara Falls Country Club. 
Groundbreaking for 'Circle of Honor'
Sun, Jul 14th 2019 07:00 am
Both local veterans and officials participated Friday in a groundbreaking ceremony for the "Circle of Honor," the new Lewiston veterans memorial at Academy Park.
Musical icons to take stage at Artpark: 'Weird Al' & Sarah McLachlan to perform in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 07:05 am
Earth, Wind & Fire (Tuesday) will kick-off a string of marquee performances at the Lewiston venue. The upcoming schedule includes The Flaming Lips (July 27), JoJo Siwa (July 28), Chris Isaak (July 30), Rick Springfield (Aug. 13), Paul Rodgers and Bad Company (Aug. 20), and Foreigner (Aug. 27).
Poloncarz, 'Little Steven' Van Zandt proclaim 'TeachRock Day' in Erie County
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Friday joined Rock and Roll Hall of Famer "Little" Steven Van Zandt, Executive Director of TeachRock Bill Carbone, local teachers, and community members at the "Ring of Knowledge" in the downtown library to welcome Van Zandt to Buffalo and proclaim "TeachRock Day" in Erie County.
Buffalo Zoo community names new baby rhino Mohan
Thu, Jul 11th 2019 03:45 pm
On June 17, Tashi, the 24-year-old female greater one-horned rhino at the Buffalo Zoo, gave birth to a healthy male calf. Members of the Buffalo Zoo community have selected Mohan as the name for the calf via an online poll.
Believe it! Sugar Ray, BTE & Emerson Hart concert plenty of fun at Artpark; photos & video
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 02:35 pm
A smaller but peppier Artpark crowd was treated to the most fun concert of the 2019 "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series this week. Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra and Emerson Hart of Tonic had people on their feet, singing and dancing along to some of the 1990's biggest hits.
Tall ships in Buffalo for Basil Port of Call
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 01:45 pm
Twelve tall ships ported in Buffalo over the Independence Day weekend, making the Queen City a popular spot with locals and tourists alike. The Buffalo Lighthouse Association served as the host port organizer for the first American harbor on the route of this year's Tall Ships Challenge race series in the Great Lakes.
Lewiston slips likely unavailable for 2019
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Boating slipholders in Lewiston are once again out of luck.
Sign of the times? Simonson receiving positive feedback on report
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Signs, utility wires and the notion of visual clutter in a historic village have been the talk of the town in Lewiston over the past three weeks. Lee Simonson's report was featured in The Sentinel on June 22 and, since then, "All the feedback I'm getting is positive on the sign/wire report."
Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, a '90s curator, accidentally finds success two decades later
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 03:35 pm
Mark McGrath would be the last person to give credit to Mark McGrath.
Tonic's Emerson Hart shares '32,000 Days,' stepfather's story, on new solo album
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 09:30 am
Hart recently chatted with NFP about his new work, his home outside of Nashville, and touring with his "brothers": Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra. The trio will perform in Lewiston on July 9 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" at Artpark.
Master musical craftsman Kevin Griffin brings his own band, Better Than Ezra, to Artpark
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 01:40 pm
Thanks to NBC's hit summer series "Songland," the public has a newfound interest in what goes into making a hit song. Though the show's headliners - including John Legend, Kelsea Ballerini and will.i.am - are often thought of when hearing (or singing) a final product, many tunes take a team to be top of the pops. One of the music industry's more sought-after masterminds will perform at Artpark as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" on July 9. Kevin Griffin will showcase his own hit songs, including "Good," "King of New Orleans" and "Desperately Wanting," when Better Than Ezra takes the amphitheater stage.
The Big Easy in Buffalo announces 2019 summer series
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
The Big Easy in Buffalo announced its summer series of five concerts featuring Louisiana musicians at five different venues, with four of the five being free to the public.
'Big 4' basketball coaches partner with American Cancer Society to support life-saving work against cancer
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite for the American Cancer Society's "Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Happy Hour" in an effort to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at The Lafayette, 391 Washington St. Buffalo.
Artists from Intandem display their works at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has unveiled a fourth series of works from artists of Intandem. The works were created by people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities during fine arts classes. The newest display is located in the hospital's main hallway.
Painters Plus Home Decorating Inc. & NT officials team up for 9th annual Project H.O.P.E.
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 07:05 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced last Friday that another city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer.
Artpark: The O'Jays, Average White Band give the people what they want
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 01:45 pm
There is a line - a chorus, in fact - in The O'Jays' hit 1975 song that says, "Got to give the people/Well, well/Give the people what they want."
First Presbyterian Church, DAR team to support homeless veterans
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is collecting gift cards from Tim Hortons, Tops and Wegmans to be distributed to homeless veterans through the Homeless Veterans Resource Center in Buffalo.
On Flag Day, Buffalo Naval Park & Higgins pay tribute to Vietnam veterans
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 06:25 pm
During a ceremony hosted by the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park on Flag Day, Congressman Brian Higgins joined Naval Park President Paul Marzello Sr. and board Chair Terry McGuire in paying tribute to more than 50 Western New York veterans who served during the Vietnam era.
Buffalo State students digging up history at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 06:20 pm
Anthropology students from SUNY Buffalo State College are spending time at Old Fort Niagara this month. They are participating in an archaeological field school that is actively excavating Building 428, a barracks spanning the years 1756-1813 near the North Redoubt. Built by the French in 1756, it disappears from maps and plans in 1814 without records of why or how. The barracks housed soldiers while they were garrisoned at the fort.
Something for everyone - no, really! - at Artpark's Fairy House Festival
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 12:05 pm
Artpark & Company's annual "Fairy House Festival" offered a flurry of activities designed for all age groups. In fact, in each corner of the lower park area - where the event returned this year - one could find some new activity or sight. Throughout the afternoon, children and families dressed up, made fairy houses, concocted potions, visited the tea house, listened to music - made music in the interactive instrument garden - danced with costumed characters, picnicked and played games.
Combating impaired driving
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York President Tony Spada opened the AAA New York State Impaired Driving Summit on June 7 in Buffalo citing that more than 10,000 deaths a year occur on American roads due to driver impairment and something needs to be done about it.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on new veterans lounge
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
Niagara University reaffirmed its commitment to being a veteran-friendly campus when it cut a ribbon on the newly renovated veterans lounge in DePaul Hall on Thursday. The ceremony was held on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Lewiston: Artpark & Company introduces master plan team, collects public input
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:05 am
Having toured the grounds, analyzed the topography - and even watched Sammy Hagar in concert - Artpark & Company's master plan team took the next step in creating a map of the venue's future when it hosted a public listening session on Wednesday.
Brian Wilson postpones 'Pet Sounds' show at Artpark
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 04:35 pm
Brian Wilson's performance originally scheduled for June 15 in the Artpark Mainstage Theater has been postponed until Aug. 7.
500 cartons of untaxed cigarettes seized after traffic stop in Erie County
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced felony charges against Justin Beebe, 36, of Tonawanda.
'Native Voices' concert at Hennepin Park Gazebo
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 11:45 am
Award-winning Native American singer/songwriter Darryl Tonemah will perform a free, acoustic concert at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center and North Fourth streets) in Lewiston at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22.
 

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