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'A flavor of Youngstown': Arts and Music Festival returns to village
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:05 am
The annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival returns for a fourth year from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in Falkner Park.
Town of Lewiston budget to be presented Monday
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, for presentation of the town's tentative $17,287,894 budget for 2018.
Niagara-Wheatfield to host game under lights
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The term "Friday night lights" has become a staple when referring to high school football. It's a night where the community gathers and watches its local high school football team try to take down its opponent. Niagara-Wheatfield High School is finally ready to be a part of that staple.
Niagara Rises to hold fundraiser for Dog Tags of NY
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
Veterans Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara, will play host to an event that fits the park's "veteran" name. Niagara Rises is having a fundraiser to benefit the group Dog Tags of New York, from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Chocolate, Arts & Music Fest in Niagara Falls
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center will be hosting a Chocolate, Arts & Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, by Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, 5540 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
'Chicago P.D.': Tracy Spiridakos a welcome addition to intelligence unit
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 07:00 pm
If you're a fan of NBC's "Chicago P.D.," you were cheering when you learned Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) had joined the team, and the cast, on a permanent basis.
A lighter 'Blacklist' in store for fans this season
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:25 pm
After last season's "holy crap!" of a finale, "The Blacklist" returned Wednesday with a lighter, funnier episode.
'Invest in a Vest': Safety equipment arrives for Lewiston police officers
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 06:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department announced Monday it is in receipt of 24 new tactical ballistic vests. Each vest contains a metal plate, weighs close to 30 pounds, and is rated level IV, which is the highest level of protective gear.
Wheatfield girls tennis unstoppable to start season
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 12:40 pm
At the end of the 2016 tennis season, the Niagara-Wheatfield girls tennis team found themselves in second place, finishing 12-2 and one match behind Niagara Frontier League champion, Lockport. This season, the Falcons have used that finish as fuel to their fire. The Falcons have been nothing short of dominant in their first eight matches of the year, as they are 8-0 and 40-0 in sets.
HS Football: Wheatfield stuns Bennett
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's defense has had a tough start to the season, giving up over 40 points per game. On Saturday, the script was flipped. The Falcons defeated the reigning Section VI Class A champion Bennett Tigers, 28-20, on a unusually hot September day at Terry Harvey Field.
Owner's dream comes true at Chantilly Rose
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
In her high school years, Michele McCarthy had a dream to open a store on Center Street in Lewiston.
Funding sought to turn 140-acre Grand Island forest into nature preserve
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy and residents of Grand Island hope to create a new 140-acre forested nature preserve in the heart of the Niagara River.
Grand Island residents vent about paving project
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Residents of Fareway Lane and Carter Creek Drive attended Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting to complain about the poor quality of road resurfacing on their streets this month.
Cal's Grinders opens in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
Lewiston sub shop Cal's Grinders is opening this weekend as part of the Harvest Festival. The eatery will be located in the former Melloni's Meats, Catering and Deli on Center Street.
Kidz 'n' Kites flies on for 20th year
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 01:50 pm
On Saturday, kids and families stormed into the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Park for the 20th annual Kidz 'n' Kites festival.
Town of Niagara Board hears concern from citizens
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 01:50 pm
On Tuesday night at the Town of Niagara Town Hall, the Town Board had its monthly meeting and while many motions were passed at the well-attended session, several citizens voiced concerns on the proposed Bri Estates behind Colonial Drive and Miller Road homes.
Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show expanding in 2017
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 07:00 am
The 34th annual Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. This year, there's a big change to the festival: Center Street will be closed from Fourth to Seventh streets. Vendors will be set up in the street to ease congestion for attendees and allow more room throughout the festival, leaving areas in front of retail storefronts open for customers.
'After the Sun Fell': Feature film made in Lewiston to get special BIFF screening
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 10:00 am
"The Morning Sun" will rise once again in Western New York.
Lewiston Garden Club celebrates 90 years with country club soiree
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 09:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club concluded celebrations for its 90th anniversary with a party Tuesday night at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Old Glory waving from highway garage
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Because every public building needs the Stars and Stripes, new flagpoles were set up at the town's highway garage recently.
Power Authority: New additions, crowd favorites at 2017 Wildlife Festival
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Wildlife and science shows, a glimpse of Tuscarora culture and a variety of kid-friendly conservation activities will top the New York Power Authority's 32nd annual Wildlife Festival on Sept. 23-24 at the Niagara Power Vista visitor center in Lewiston.
Niagara-Wheatfield overpowered by Grand Island
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 11:25 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons came into week three of the high school football season with an average of 44 points allowed per game. It was much of the same Friday night vs. the Grand Island Vikings.
Wheatfield: Haul Road set to become town property
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 04:00 pm
On Monday evening, as Supervisor Robert Cliffe opened the floor to the public to begin Wheatfield's Town Board meeting, a citizen showed her appreciation for the board's work.
The Maize opens 2017 with a giving theme
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 04:00 pm
When The Maize, 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, opens in the fall, weather permitting each year, there is always a certain theme that the maze wants to promote. In certain years its promoted Buffalo, with the maze being designed in a Sabres logo or Bandits logo and more. In 2017, the maze has been designed to the theme "Hometown Heroes."
Weir leading Wheatfield girls soccer to strong start
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 03:55 pm
At the end of last season, eighth grader Erin Weir finished with two goals and two assists, equaling six points. In seven games as a freshman in the 2017 season, she's more than tripled her points output from her first varsity campaign.
Wheatfield girls soccer endures first loss
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 12:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield girls soccer team came into Tuesday as the No. 4 large school in Western New York - and undefeated, at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in league. Staring it down was the also-undefeated Grand Island Vikings, sitting at No. 2.
VIDEO: Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives $825,000 grant to expand Clearview
Tue, Sep 12th 2017 05:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce it is the recipient of an $825,200 grant from the New York State Health Care Facility Transformation Program. Funding will support the expansion of the hospital's Clearview treatment services, a confidential, inpatient rehabilitation program dedicated to the holistic care of people whose lives have been affected by drugs and/or alcohol.
Town of Lewiston takes no action on Rubino brothers PUD concept plan
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 11:10 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick wasted no time Monday in telling a standing-room-only crowd inside Town Hall the Town Council would not vote on John and Joe Rubino's planned unit/urban development concept for Upper Mountain Road. Instead, "I want to listen to what everybody has to say ... and take it in," he said prior to the work session.
Jamie Hagerty named Peach Queen, capping 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 07:15 am
The 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival took place this past weekend at Academy Park. Sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, the four-day event is a major fundraiser used to raise monies for local educational and community endeavors.
Wheatfield football fights back, but falls late
Sun, Sep 10th 2017 11:50 am
In the preseason, Niagara-Wheatfield coach Russ Nixon said his team would fight until the final horn. Friday night against Orchard Park, they proved that, although in a losing effort.
Roaming Table tastefully pairs Lewiston's history, food
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 10:00 am
The Roaming Table, Lewiston's food tasting and historical walking tour, is a veritable smorgasbord of culinary delights, complete with a recounting of olden days and anecdotal tales from the village's storied past. Guests relish the unique opportunity to learn about the heroes and villains of yesteryear, the inspiration for two monuments, and the incredible efforts to free slaves.
Grand Island Town Board considers tax cap override
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 07:00 am
After receiving a presentation by the town's accountant and input from citizens at a public hearing Tuesday, the Grand Island Town Board will consider passing a local law to override the state's tax cap.
'Kidz 'n' Kites' ready to fly for 20th straight year
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 09:05 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 16, Veterans Memorial Park will host the 20th annual "Kidz 'n' Kites" celebration. Kids and families from all around are welcome to come out and enjoy a free event in the town.
New Niagara Falls junior hockey team ready to start fresh
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 08:10 pm
Hyde Park ice rink will be housing a new team this season, as the Niagara Powerhawks of the NA3HL are set to start a clean slate.
Roadcase Royale: Heart's Nancy Wilson hits road with hard-hitting new funk-rock band
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 06:30 pm
Nancy Wilson has joined forces with vocalist Liv Warfield - formerly of Prince's New Power Generation - to create a dynamic live band she dubbed Roadcase Royale. The outfit is set to release its first record on Sept. 22, the 10-song "First Things First," and is opening for the Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band "Silver Bullet Tour" this fall.
Lewiston Kiwanis to celebrate 60 years of Niagara County Peach Festival
Wed, Sep 6th 2017 11:50 am
Each year, the Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach Festival seems to get better and better. Marking its 60th year in 2017, Lewiston's favorite festival officially opens at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Academy Park on Center Street in the village.
Montessori at Stella: An alumnae's perspective
Mon, Sep 4th 2017 10:55 am
At Stella Niagara, its Montessori program is second-to-none, and I wanted to share my experiences to hopefully encourage parents to not only consider a Montessori program for your child, but also why Stella offers a unique learning experience in this specialized area.
HS football: Niagara-Wheatfield squeaks by Lockport on opening day
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 11:20 am
High school football was back in action at Niagara-Wheatfield on Saturday. The Falcons and Lions offenses put on a clinic in the 48-minute affair, with Niagara-Wheatfield defeating Lockport, 43-42.
Pro Training Basketball opens to the public
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 11:20 am
Pro Training Basketball cut the ribbon to open its facility on Saturday. In front of Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Robert Cliffe, and numerous parents and kids, Tony Watson II and partner Rod Middleton opened up to show the public what was inside.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: William Close and the Earth Harp Collective at Artpark
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 11:00 am
On Saturday, Artpark became the latest venue to fall under William Close's spell as the world-renowned installation artist performed with his Earth Harp Collective on the newly extended Earth Harp, featuring more than two-dozen 1,000-foot-plus strings that sailed and wailed above the Lewiston audience.
 

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