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Artpark & Company expects 'The Odyssey' to be epic
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Theatre Academy director Paschal Frisina was tasked with finding student-professional, semiprofessional and the acting equivalent of softball league talent to work alongside director Roger Danforth; Broadway's Terence Archie (Odysseus) and Emily Skinner (Penelope/Circe); Off-Broadway and Buffalo actor Christopher Guilmet (The Singer); and celebrated mime Gregg Goldston (Cyclops).
Town of Porter Summerfest to feature food & craft vendors, games, entertainment
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Come next Saturday, stop by Porter on the Lake for a day of family fun as the Town of Porter presents the 2018 edition of Summerfest at the town park located on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Garden Walk 2018 held at 13 sites
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The welcome mats at 13 properties on Grand Island were laid out for residents Sunday in the third annual Garden Walk.
Zonta Club of Grand Island awards 5 scholarships
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island awarded five scholarships at its annual scholarship awards dinner held on June 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Board of Education leadership changes at reorganization meeting
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
With the start of the 2018-19 school year, a changing of the guard took place at Monday's Grand Island Board of Education reorganization meeting.
Porter Cup set to turn 60
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:15 pm
Get ready - the Porter Cup turns 60 this year.
Village of Lewiston: Board welcomes Frontier House input
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 07:05 am
Should the Village of Lewiston finalize a deal to purchase the Frontier House?
Bergholz Volunteer Fire Company hosting 100th anniversary field days
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 04:50 pm
In 2018, the Bergholz Volunteer Fire Company rang in its 100th anniversary. The celebration continues Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, at the firehall, 2470 Niagara Road, with the return of field days.
Several Niagara Catholic events cancelled; school looking into partnership with NU
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 05:20 pm
After recently closing its doors for good, Niagara Catholic High School has announced the cancellation of several school related events.
PHOTOS: BNL, BTE & KT at AP
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 03:00 pm
The "Last Summer on Earth" 2018 tour rolled into Artpark on Tuesday, offering if-the-world-ends-tomorrow-this-isn't-a-bad-show-to-watch performances from KT Tunstall, Better Than Ezra and headliner Barenaked Ladies.
Tedeschi Trucks Band in Lewiston: Susan Tedeschi looking forward to return performance at Artpark
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 09:30 am
While Tedeschi Trucks Band won't be the most famous headliner at Artpark this summer, there is little doubt it will be the most talented group to grace the amphitheater stage.
Thunder on the Niagara to return to NT for 13th year
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 06:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas couldn't believe it had been a year since announcing the last Thunder on the Niagara boat races, but on Monday afternoon, Pappas revealed the family-fun show would make it's return to Gratwick Riverside Park Saturday, Aug. 4- Sunday, Aug. 5.
Grand Island Chamber: KidBiz hits Town Commons with another successful year
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:05 am
Cars lined the streets along the Town Commons last weekend to support kids selling their products at KidBiz, the annual event for young entrepreneurs to sell goods and products.
Grand Island Town Board: Town Hall celebration
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
The contractor that provides garbage pickup for the Town of Grand Island is catching up on its work, the Town Board was told Monday.
Kaegebein Courtyard part of Grand Island Garden Walk
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
Sunday's Grand Island Garden Walk will include a stop at a courtyard maintained by the fastest growing garden club on the Island: the Kaegebein Garden Club.
KT Tunstall feeling creative as she prepares for Artpark appearance
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 03:15 pm
"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Suddenly I See" made KT Tunstall a household name 14 years ago. These songs propelled her music into commercials, movies, TV shows and late-night talkers.
Anne Welch sworn into office as mayor of Lewiston
Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 08:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has a new mayor, as Anne Welch was sworn into office on Monday. Her four-year term began with applause, as family, friends and supporters crammed into the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom to watch the former clerk/treasurer take the oath of office.
Uncle Mikey's Drive Thru hot dog stand a hit in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 29th 2018 07:05 pm
While driving down Niagara Falls Boulevard or coming down Buffalo Avenue to Military Road in Niagara Falls, passersby will likely see Uncle Mikey's Drive Thru hot dog stand.
Frontier House charges dropped without prejudice
Fri, Jun 29th 2018 06:10 pm
Town of Lewiston Justice Hon. Thomas Sheeran on Wednesday dismissed the Village of Lewiston's charges against Hastings Lewiston without prejudice. What this means is that, if the municipality moves forward with purchasing the Frontier House, the alleged building code violations become the village's responsibility. If the purchase doesn't happen, charges can be refiled against Hastings Lewiston.
Niagara Records is quintessential stop for music lovers
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 04:05 pm
Located at 5833 Buffalo St., Niagara Records offers everything a music lover could want. It currently sells vinyl and CDs spanning genres such as pop, rock, soul, bluegrass, country, blues and jazz, all neatly organized by genre.
Dierks Bentley continues ascent up mountain by releasing 'Burning Man' as next single
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 04:00 pm
CMA award-winning country music superstar Dierks Bentley is set to release his newest single, "Burning Man," to country radio on July 2.
Niagara Catholic set to close doors; other districts would welcome students
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:35 pm
Wednesday evening, parents, students and staff received the official word that Niagara Catholic Junior and Senior High School would close for good during an emergency parents meeting.
Lewiston: Anne Welch to be sworn into office as mayor on Monday
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:05 am
Anne Welch's three-vote margin of victory in the general election will stand, as opponent Bruce Sutherland will not take legal action to challenge the mayoral race results.
Miss New York contestants visit Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 26th 2018 11:00 am
Tuesday morning the 24 contestants for Miss New York visited Niagara Falls for a photo and brief remarks from current Miss New York Gabrielle Walter, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and President and CEO of Destination Niagara USA John Percy.
New 'Circle of Honor' memorial design unveiled
Tue, Jun 26th 2018 07:00 am
Just before the Fourth of July holiday, the Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced it will embark on a major project that will transform the current Veterans Memorial at Academy Park into a "Circle of Honor" that will pay tribute to Lewiston veterans who have served this country.
Village of Lewiston begins process of finding suitor for Frontier House
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:05 am
On Friday, the Village of Lewiston emailed Frontier House information to prospective buyers.
Lake Ontario: IJC report blames extreme precipitation, not Plan 2014, for 2017 flooding
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Encouraging news for Lake Ontario property owners and recreational users as summer 2018 opens: Coming off a spring of near- or below-average precipitation, Lake Ontario's water levels are down significantly from 2017's record, historic highs, and have for the most part returned to their long-term near normal.
Grand Island Town Board: Whitehaven residents blast planned solar array at public hearing
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Residents on Whitehaven Road threw shade on a proposed solar power project proposed for their neighborhood.
Grand Island: Town Hall campus welcomes back historic cupola for visit
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Fifty years after the demolition of old Town Hall, the historic cupola that sat atop the building has been returned to the Baseline Road campus of Island government.
Pending possible legal action, Anne Welch is mayor-elect in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara County Board of Elections on Thursday recanvassed the ballots from the Village of Lewiston mayoral race and certified the results. Pending a legal challenge, Anne Welch is the mayor-elect, topping challenger and current Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland by three votes.
Village of Lewiston GOP to review election results
Wed, Jun 20th 2018 09:10 pm
The Village of Lewiston Republican Committee intends to look over the mayoral race ballots submitted in Tuesday's general election.
Silo celebrates 20 years
Wed, Jun 20th 2018 07:15 pm
Local elected leaders, businesspeople, current and former employees, friends and family members came out to The Silo Restaurant on Wednesday to celebrate the eatery's 20th anniversary on the Lewiston waterfront.
Village of Lewiston: Anne Welch elected mayor - by 4 votes
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 09:55 pm
Former Village of Lewiston Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch was elected mayor on Tuesday, defeating Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland by four votes (359-355).
Interview: Shantel VanSanten says 'Shooter' season 3 is 'even more complex, but beautifully constructed'
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 06:15 pm
Not to take anything away from the popcorn elements on "Shooter," which are a real blast, but the real reason why this series is so strong is that what we see is what we get. In other words, Bob Lee and Julie Swagger aren't that far removed from the actors giving them life. Both Ryan Phillippe and Shantel VanSanten are taking personal moments from their real lives and incorporating them into this series.
Village of Lewiston agrees to buy Frontier House; trustees have 3 key opt-outs
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 11:25 pm
Lewiston residents on Monday spoke passionately for and against the village's potential purchase of the historic Frontier House. In the end, trustees unanimously agreed to enter into a contract to buy the building from Hastings Lewiston.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Magical, musical Summer Solstice Celebration at Artpark
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 02:45 pm
Artpark & Company hosted its annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday. The event was coordinated and directed by Kate LoConti, Jon Lehrer, Sonia Clark and Tanis Winslow.
Alexa Foundation completes move to Larkinville
Sat, Jun 16th 2018 07:00 pm
Officials of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation settled into their new offices at the Larkin at Exchange, 726 Exchange St., Buffalo, this week.
Beginning of Summer Street Dance in Youngstown
Sat, Jun 16th 2018 07:00 am
Sponsored by the Youngstown Business and Professional Association, the Village of Youngstown, with assistance by Youngstown Police and Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co., the ninth annual Beginning of Summer Street Dance will take over the village's Main Street from 6-10 p.m.
New bathhouse facility at Fort Niagara State Park now open
Sat, Jun 16th 2018 07:00 am
Just in time for summer, the striking new bathhouse facility at Fort Niagara State Park is now complete.
Family Justice Center comes to Grand Island
Sat, Jun 16th 2018 07:00 am
Domestic violence is a crime that "is all about power and control," said Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center, speaking at the FJC's annual fundraising breakfast on June 8. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, "domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or nationality." One of those communities is Grand Island.