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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.
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.
 

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