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'Aladdin Jr.' caps perfect Artpark day
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 12:15 pm
In the Artpark & Company season guidebook, Executive Director Sonia Kozlova Clark writes, "In our visioning process (speaking of a new master plan), we are inspired by the idea that ARTPARK = ART + NATURE + CULTURE for all." On Sunday afternoon, that idea became reality.
'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.
Mainstream music in Youngstown, Part II: Photo recap
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 08:55 am
Youngstown hosted its first Village Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3. The Falkner Park event was co-founded by Ray Barry of Barry Entertainment and offered a dozen bands, plus craft vendors, food, drinks and games.
Lewiston Art Festival grows as it enters 53rd year
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 07:05 am
The Lewiston Art Festival canvas will stretch across Center Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. This prestigious showcase will feature the work of more than 175 professional and student artists from 13 states - as far away as Florida and Texas, and one-third participating for the first time.
Islander feeding creativity with ice cream business
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
Summertime's here, and those who need something to keep them cool can look out now for a locally owned popup business. Grand Island native Heather Goris is cooling off Western New Yorkers with Nickel City Vice, a specialty food business.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: The Chandler opens at Big Six Marina
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
A virtual economic trident is forming on the Island between stakeholders, as illustrated by the ribbon-cutting for a new business on the waterfront Friday.
Celebration of Gratitude: Island Ship Center gets the royal FedEx treatment
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
Seema and Fahim Mojawalla of the Island Ship Center are back from what they called a once in a lifetime visit to FedEx headquarters in Memphis.
'Historic event' and 'rarefied air' when Brian Wilson & Al Jardine perform 'Pet Sounds'
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
With a rested Brian Wilson ready to resume touring, Lewiston is eagerly anticipating a Beach Boys-inspired concert at Artpark.
Photos: Sarah McLachlan shines with songs, stories, skill at Artpark
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 03:45 pm
Sarah McLachlan returned to Artpark to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The musical icon, Lilith Fair creator and Sarah McLachlan School of Music founder was, per usual, vocally dynamic, making for a memorable occasion. As she did in 2014, McLachlan shared stories, explained song origins and thanked fans for supporting her now 31-year career.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; LEDGER photos + interview
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:55 pm
Kingdom Bound was the epicenter of love, kindness, forgiveness and, yes, tolerance. It didn't matter who showed up - what they wore, who they dated, mistakes they'd made - everyone was greeted warmly, and given encouragement to live their best life.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; Rebecca St. James photos + interview
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:05 pm
When Kingdom Bound Ministries Executive Director Donna Russo said, "As I was preparing for the (Kingdom Bound) festival, I felt the Lord bring me to James 1:22, 'But be doers of the word, and not hearers only,' " then she was probably expecting something along the lines of Matthew 22.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; The Young Escape photos
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:00 pm
So, if 2+2 = 4 - if Jesus said to love people, and Russo sought to encourage folks to act on his words - then Kingdom Bound should've been a place of acceptance.
Peach Queen Santana Sawma hosting fundraiser
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:00 am
Ever since she was selected as the 2018 Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Queen, Santana Sawma has been dedicated to raising money for Dog Tags New York.  On Sunday, she will continue her mission, and she's calling on the community to help her out. 
Artpark students excited to stage 'Aladdin Jr.'
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
For one month each summer, Artpark & Company theater academy students can imagine, explore and create. Paschal Frisina and his team create a shining, shimmering, splendid program where actors have no one to tell them no, or where to go, or say they're only dreaming. In short, it's a whole new world.
Mainstream music makes its way to Youngstown; Michael Glabicki interview
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Youngstown will host its first Village Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3.
'Moose's Mission' to benefit all-inclusive playground
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Come Saturday, Aug. 3, Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 is proud to present "Moose's Mission," a benefit for Lewiston's all-inclusive playground project at Marilyn Toohey Park.
Sign of the times? Simonson report receives additional support
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Lee Simonson's public awareness campaign regarding the placement and functionality of signs and wires in the Village of Lewiston continues to gain steam. His 36-page analysis recently received an endorsement from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Town of Lewiston audit positive; LED street lights on their way
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 04:35 pm
The Town of Lewiston's independent outside auditing firm, Drescher & Malecki LLP, delivered an overall positive report to the Town Board last week regarding the 2018 fiscal year - albeit with some cautionary advice for the future.
Kingdom Bound 2019: 'Exciting' time for Rebecca St. James
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 05:00 pm
Rebecca St. James was on top of the mountain.
'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.
Kingdom Bound 2019: Skillet's Jen Ledger brings faith fight to solo project
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 06:30 pm
On the surface, one wouldn't leave the comfy confines of the drum kit in one of the world's biggest bands to start a side project from scratch. Yet, that's exactly what Jen Ledger did in 2018, as she took a break from Skillet to helm an eponymously named rock outfit.
Niagara Jet Adventures presents 'Wine & Water Wednesdays'
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
What could be better than enjoying a glass of wine on a warm summer evening overlooking the lover Niagara River? How about skipping along the water's surface in a state-of-the-art jet boat featuring three marine power Cadillac CTSV engines totaling over 1,650 horsepower?
Lewiston, as a work of art: Mayor brings art leaders together to work on collective ideas, programs
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
Lewiston is the summer events capital of the county. People come from around the state - sometimes farther - to explore an array of festivals, attend a concert or two, enjoy the waterfront and pay homage to history at a handful of monuments. From the first sign of spring through the last semblance of summer, Center Street is bustling and restaurants are overflowing. And yet, as Lewiston continues to make headlines for its many offerings, an important piece of village culture is being overlooked: the artistic community.
Fire demos, hall tours, kids activities and more at Lewiston No. 1 open house
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 02:05 pm
River Region residents will be able to check out the latest in fire safety, view some cool fire demos, plus get a look at two new fire vehicles and one real classic as Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 hold its open house Saturday, starting at 11 a.m., at the North Sixth Street fire hall.
North Tonawanda: Thunder on the Niagara boat races returning for year 14
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 06:00 pm
Although water levels have been high around Western New York - leading to the cancellation of several water-related happenings - locals can look forward to a community favorite off the shores of the Niagara River. Coming Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4, Gratwick Riverside Park in North Tonawanda will host the 14th Thunder on the Niagara boat racing event.
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).
Annual Porter Summerfest to benefit POTL
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 07:00 am
Next Saturday, July 20, the Town of Porter presents its annual Summerfest benefit inside the inviting Porter on the Lake Park, located off Dietz Road on the Lake Ontario shores. Porter Supervisor John "Duffy" Johnston and Town Board members are putting out the invite to residents in the area to stop by for a day of summer fun.
Grand Island Board of Education: Jacobs delivers playground funding at reorganization meeting
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 07:00 am
It was a busy session for the Grand Island Board of Education this week as the board held its annual reorganizational meeting on Monday.
'Weird Al' interview
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 06:45 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic is a five-time Grammy winner and the top comedy recording artist of all time. He has sold millions of records parodying Michael Jackson ("Eat It," "Fat"), Madonna ("Like A Surgeon"), Queen ("Another One Rides the Bus"), Nirvana ("Smells Like Nirvana") and Coolio ("Amish Paradise"). Yankovic is a pop culture legend recently seen as a T-shirt on "Stranger Things," and paying homage to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway masterpiece with "The Hamilton Polka."
Sarah McLachlan interview
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 06:45 pm
Sarah McLachlan is perhaps the finest vocalist in North America. The Canadian singer-songwriter has sold more than 40 million albums, with hit songs including "Angel," "Sweet Surrender," "Possession," "Building a Mystery," "Adia" and "I Will Remember You." McLachlan was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as part of the 2017 Junos - an awards show she hosted in 2019. She founded both the groundbreaking, all-women-led Lilith Fair Festival and the Sarah McLachlan School of Music in Vancouver.
The Chapel purchasing Niagara Catholic HS facility
Thu, Jul 11th 2019 04:00 pm
When Niagara Catholic High School closed for good in June 2018, many local residents wondered how long the structure would stay closed, and what might eventually become of it. That was until this week, when it was announced the property had been purchased by The Chapel, an Amherst-based megachurch.
That's all folks: Four Seasons Cinema set to close doors in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 05:25 pm
Drop down the final credits, that's (unfortunately) a wrap.  Recently, the Tribune was informed that Four Seasons Cinema, located off Military Road and 4th Avenue, will be closing within the next month, around the first week of August or sooner. 
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.
Passion sandwiching Kingdom Bound appearance in between mega conferences; Kristian Stanfill interview
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:35 pm
When was the last time you saw 40,000 youth in church?
North Tonawanda: Ribbon-cutting held for 600 River Road Apartments
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:05 pm
Those who have driven down River Road of late may have seen a massive complex being constructed across from Recreational Warehouse. That massive complex - 600 River Road Apartments - was welcomed to the North Tonawanda community Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting held at the facility.
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."
Swans at Wilson launch
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
I recently took a little tour of the launch ramp at Wilson Harbor, searching for a safe place to launch a boat. I knew the lower river launches were a mess except for Lewiston, but Lewiston is a long way from the lake.
YYC to cancel 2019 Can Am Challenge
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Youngstown Yacht Club announced the 2019 edition of the Can Am Challenge has been cancelled. It was originally scheduled to run July 26-28.
Lewiston slips likely unavailable for 2019
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Boating slipholders in Lewiston are once again out of luck.
GI Farmers Market moves to WNY Welcome Center
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Farmers Market is moving to a new location starting this summer: the Western NY Welcome Center on Grand Island.