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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.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Come Together: pARTy at the CAM'
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 02:30 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting its inaugural summer event, "Come Together: pARTy at the CAM," on from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. This "friend-raiser" "encourages first-time and longstanding visitors to enjoy an exciting summer evening on the beautiful campus of Niagara University."
Niagara River Anglers assist Lewiston Police Department
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department recently received a donation from the Niagara River Anglers Association. The two groups worked together as part of the recent Lewiston Smelt Festival at Academy Park.
PHOTOS: Sun shines on A Taste of Lewiston
Sun, May 26th 2019 03:20 pm
Despite warnings of lions, tigers and bears - or at least a lot of rain - the entirety of A Taste of Lewiston was dry, warm and bright on Saturday.
VIDEO: St. Peter's dedicates shrine to Madonna
Sun, May 26th 2019 02:45 pm
A statue of the Madonna that once stood in front of Niagara Catholic High School has found a new home at the foot of St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston. On Sunday, the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma led a Mass of thanksgiving and dedication as he stood next to the monument of Mary.
'King of the Highwire' Nik Wallenda & sister, Lijana, to attempt most death-defying walk yet: 25 stories above New York City's Times Square
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:50 am
ABC announced "King of the Highwire" Nik Wallenda and his sister, Lijana, seventh-generation members of the Wallenda family circus troupe, will return to the highwire for a never-before-attempted walk of approximately 1,300 feet long and 25 stories above street level, across New York City's iconic Times Square, live on Sunday, June 23 (8 p.m. EDT). "Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda" will air as a live two-hour televised event.
'Bordercrash' in Lewiston, as Headstones, The Trews, Lowest of the Low, Steven Page join for epic concert event
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:30 am
Artpark and Funtime Presents announced "Bordercrash" will invade Lewiston on July 13. The concert will feature Headstones, The Trews, Lowest of the Low and Steven Page. "Bordercrash" joins the Funtime Presents "Coors Light Concert" series in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets are now on sale.
PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2019 Nickel City Con in Buffalo
Mon, May 20th 2019 04:15 pm
Dave & Adam's presented Nickel City Con this past weekend at the Buffalo Convention Center.
Lewiston: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard celebrates 80 years with a (big) bang: New flavor, partnership with Barenaked Ladies
Fri, May 17th 2019 03:15 pm
In celebration of Hibbard's 80th anniversary this summer, the iconic original frozen custard stand is unveiling a new flavor, appropriately named "Big Barenaked Bang." The custard features a Hibbard's original recipe made with a coffee base, espresso beans, and pieces of dark chocolate.
Junior Achievement raises $174,711 at 35th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon
Thu, May 16th 2019 04:20 pm
Junior Achievement of Western New York (JA) announced it raised a record-breaking $174,711 from its 35th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon, WNY's largest bowling fundraiser. A total of 1,420 participants representing 64 local companies bowled and raised funds for JA's financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs taught by volunteers in WNY schools.
Armand 'Ace' Cacciatore wrestling room dedication at Niagara-Wheatfield High School
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:10 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Hall and Wall of Fame Committee will dedicate the Armand "Ace" Cacciatore wrestling room at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Niagara-Wheatfield High School. Alumni, friends and former N-W wrestlers and coaches are invited to attend the ceremony.
School year ending with a bang, as Lew-Port stages 'Rock of Ages'
Tue, May 14th 2019 03:50 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Middle School Drama Club will proudly present "Rock of Ages: Middle School Edition" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, on the Lew-Port High School stage. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for children.
ECHDC board meets, approves construction contract for Longshed
Mon, May 13th 2019 09:10 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and authorized ECHDC to enter into a $5.53 million contract with Savarino Companies LLC for construction of the Longshed Building at Canalside. The approximately 4,400-square-foot wood-frame structure will reflect the Central Wharf site's history by incorporating elements from the Joy and Webster Storehouse located on the site in the early 1800s. Staff and volunteers with the Buffalo Maritime Center will work out of the building during its first three years while building a replica of an 1825 packet boat.
PHOTOS: Celebration of community at Niagara River Region Chamber Gala awards
Fri, May 10th 2019 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated the community at the annual Chamber Gala awards dinner. Its board of directors partnered with elected leaders and business associations to recognize the following (click to read the profile):
Destination Niagara USA rolls out 'Ice Cream Appreciation Trail'
Thu, May 9th 2019 05:15 pm
In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week, Destination Niagara USA introduced its "Ice Cream Appreciation Trail" this week alongside its Niagara County hospitality partners. All employees in the hospitality and tourism industry across Niagara County were invited to a enjoy a free frozen treat courtesy of Chilly Billy's Ice Cream.
 

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