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VFW relocating 'Circle of Honor'
Tue, Jul 2nd 2019 12:45 pm
The "Circle of Honor" is moving.
Village of Lewiston sets appointments for new fiscal year
Tue, Jul 2nd 2019 09:05 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its reorganizational meeting on Monday. Mayor Anne Welch announced the following appointments for the new fiscal year:
Lewiston: Question raised on town's birthdate
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
As usual, The Town of Lewiston's seal was prominently featured on the wall directly behind Town Board members during Monday's meeting. At the bottom of the seal, of course, the year 1823 is listed as the inaugural date of the town's formation.
Lewiston Council on the Arts poised for busy 2019
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has a full docket of events and activities slated for 2019.
Artpark in the '90s: Venue steadily bringing in more artists from decade of boy bands, grunge, alt-rock
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Over the past few years, Artpark has expanded its offerings to bring in more people. In doing so, venue management has cast wider nets for musical acts - including more from the '90s.
Brooke Williams channels Bruce Lee on 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' '12 Monkeys'
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 08:00 pm
Brooke Williams is sort of like Bruce Lee.
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.
Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduates Class of 2019
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 11:35 pm
Today, Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduated its Class of 2019 at Artpark in Lewiston. Below is a list of this year's senior class. 
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.
Artpark: All good people turn their heads, so satisfied with YES, Asia concert
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 11:55 am
It was a big night of music Tuesday at Artpark, as the Lewiston venue presented a bill with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, John Lodge of The Moody Blues with guest vocalist Arthur Brown, Asia and YES. The "Royal Affair Tour" offered fast-paced set changes, but laid-back rock music, which led to a larger audience pop than in past weeks.
Artpark's Native American-themed Strawberry Moon Festival serves to unite community
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 08:10 pm
Artpark & Company's first Strawberry Moon Festival served as a means to educate the community on the Tuscarora and Cayuga nations through Native American singing, dancing, crafts, fare and even a parade. Culture and customs were defined, explained and then presented to hundreds of onlookers - onlookers who were invited to become participants.
Sign of the times? Lee Simonson issues report calling for less clutter in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:05 am
In a recently compiled report, the former Niagara County legislator said Lewiston is choking on a hodgepodge of signs, utility poles and wires, and it needs to be saved.
Lewiston Library presentation sheds light on Frontier House's past, offers hope for building's future
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Why was the Frontier House built almost 200 years ago, and what will it look like a year from now?
National Grid, NYSERDA funding new Village of Lewiston streetlights at no cost to residents
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board recently learned it's the recipient of an unexpected gift.
Lew-Port senior embarks on new life chapter with USMC
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Members of Lewiston-Porter's Class of 2019 will take to the stage at Artpark on Friday evening for their high school commencement ceremony. But as they receive their diplomas and special honors, one class member will not be there. He'll already be embarking on the next chapter in his life - that of service to country.
ALL ABOARD: Discovering Niagara's shuttle
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle kicked off its fourth season last month, connecting riders to 17 destination sites along a 14-mile route from Niagara Falls to Fort Niagara. Overseen by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA), the free hop-on, hop-off service has serviced over 105,000 riders from across the globe since its inception in 2016.
NPSL International Tournament brings teams, excitement to Youngstown
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Niagara County's longest-running annual youth sporting event is set to kick off once again next week.
Grand Island: Town Board discusses mowing on West River
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board's workshop meeting Monday was its first chance to discuss mowing on the West River Connector Trail since the state revisited its maintenance plans last week.
Grand Island: Board approves special use permit for B&B
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
After tabling the matter at its last meeting, the Town Board voted 4-1 to approve a special use permit for applicant Jie Zhu to have a bed and breakfast at 2568 West Oakfield Road. The board approved the permit, which is renewable yearly, with conditions.
Maid of the Mist summer season preview
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:25 pm
Put on your ponchos and sandals - the Maid of the Mist season is officially underway. Adventure-lovers and thrill-seekers from all over the world are lining up to get an up-close look at one of the greatest (and wettest) marvels in the natural world.
Island of Hope: Survivor shares heartfelt message at GI Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer is something close to Lindsey Sterner's heart.
Veterans outreach to give rural vets a fighting chance
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
For veterans living in rural areas of Niagara County, accessing services can often be extremely difficult, if not impossible. While cities are generally more equipped to handle a veteran's needs, many rural vets, particularly those with disabilities, are unable to reach these areas to get the help they require.
Village of Youngstown: YBPA readies for 10th annual Street Dance celebration
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Despite those seemingly never-ending rains -- not to mention the high water conditions on area waterways -- summer is very much here in the busy River Region.
DPW looks to complete water meter replacement in Lewiston; Center Street work concluding
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 02:50 pm
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works has been replacing water meter heads since the beginning of this year. With summer projects about to begin, the DPW is looking to finish the water meter head replacement project.
Youngstown: Post Theater project receives Greenway backing
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, the Niagara Greenway Commission determined the refurbishment of the U.S. Military Post Theater at Fort Niagara State Park was in keeping with the Greenway Plan's goals, principles and vision. Niagara Post Theater Inc. (NPT) is requesting $120,000 to repair the theater's ailing roof. The nonprofit group is slated to go before the Host Community Standing Committee in September for final approval.
George Clinton and friends entertain at Artpark
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 12:50 pm
This week's "Tuesday in the Park" concert offered an energetic, ferocious opening act in Miss Velvet & the Blue Wolf. What followed was Fishbone's musical cornucopia of funk sounds - metal, ska and rock, included.
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.
Monument for 'The Mayor': Park named in honor of Richard Soluri; video & photos
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:10 am
Though he's been out of office for almost a decade, people still call Richard Soluri the "Mayor."
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.
Grand Island: D-Day Medal of Honor recipients honored with bell tolling
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island's Charles DeGlopper and the 12 other men who received the Medal of Honor for their heroism during the D-Day invasion 75 years ago this week were remembered with a bell tolling ceremony.
Island of Hope: Cooking up a cure: Honorary Survivor Lindsey Sterner
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Lindsey Sterner, a 39-year-old mother of two who works at Fresenius Kabi on Grand Island, described her younger child as a miracle. Miles, age 17 months, was conceived after Sterner had completed treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Youngstown: YBPA readies for summer
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Youngstown Business and Professional Association members covered a number of areas on Tuesday as YBPA held its pre-summer get-together at Bandana's Bar and Grill on Lake Road.
Learn about 'The Miracle on Lake Ontario Man Overboard'
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 04:35 pm
One afternoon last September, Justyn Dudeck took his sailboat out alone on to Lake Ontario. What began as an average fun-filled day out on the water quickly turned into the fight of Justyn's life when he was swept overboard.
Lewiston celebrates 765 Fairchild Place opening
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 04:30 pm
With construction now complete on 765 Fairchild Place, and people moving into the extravagant apartment complex, there was just one box left to check-off before the project was officially finished: a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Artpark kicks season off with sizzlin' Sammy Hagar, rockin' Night Ranger performances
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 10:50 am
The 2019 "Tuesdays in the Park" summer concert series began this week with a pair of crowd-pleasing performances by rock 'n' roll legends Sammy Hagar and Night Ranger. The "super" show - named that way for its unique pricing and seating configurations - lived up to billing, as the acts enthusiastically ran through five decades of hit songs, paired with a generous sampling of deep cuts.
Chamber to host miniature golf tournament on July 18
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 07:00 am
This year will mark the 10th year the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has hosted a golf tournament. While the format has changed a bit from the first tournament, the camaraderie and friendly competition has remained constant.
Make gardening family affair at Lewiston GardenFest
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
The 14th annual Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is set for Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days along Center Street. It includes more than 80 vendors selling flowers, plants and garden essentials, along with speakers, demonstrations, a free garden walk and a container garden contest throughout the weekend.
IJC members visit WNY: Impact of high water levels, Plan 2014 discussed
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Newly appointed commissioners of the International Joint Commission spent Tuesday in Western New York, learning more about the IJC's Plan 2014 and its shoreline impacts from the high water levels on Lake Ontario in New York state and on the St. Lawrence River system in Canada.
Ransomville's Flag Day Parade, Community Faire takes over hamlet
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Festival season is now underway in the River Region. Next up for many is a visit out to Ransomville.