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LOCKPORT -- The Niagara Art Trail is showcasing the work of several local artists against a dramatic birds-eye view of Lockport. Seven interconnecting offices overlooking the Erie Canal in the Bewley Building are home to “Whalen: Legacy on Loan,” along with “Bewley’s Fifth: A Symphony of Art.”  The Whalen exhibit continues the theme of preserving and shar…

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Josie DiVincenzo talks the talk – in several different accents, as a matter of fact. And she walks the walk – as a successful stage, screen and film actor, adjunct professor at Niagara University, acting coach and scenic artist. A conversation with this North Buffalo native is engaging, far-ranging – and, upon request – peppered with stories of personal encou…

  YOUNGSTOWN - Soon thousands of tiny lights will illuminate the dark rural skies at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Road, paying homage to the spiritual aspect of the upcoming Christmas holy days and drawing hundreds of spectators.    The Barnabite Fathers are readying for their annual Festival of Lights, which begins Nov. 18 and runs from 5 to 9 p.m. eac…

BARKER -- The Somerset Town Board is proposing a 2018 budget that more than doubles its tax rate and has moved a public hearing on the spending plan to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Barker High School auditorium, 1628 Quaker Road. The proposed $3 million town budget calls for a tax rate increase of 88 cents to $1.68 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, up from 80 cent…

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LEWISTON – Lewiston poet Robert M. Giannetti seeks universality through his writings, artistic collaborations and in his philosophy of life. “I think it’s more important to look for the universality than the particulars,” he said. “I do not engage in the politics of the current situation, but rather, look at the things of common pride – the joy in life, the …

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What does it take to be a good leader? A select group of nearly 50 will soon embark on a year’s study of this question, against backdrops as varied as the Niagara County Jail, Niagara Landing Wine Cellars and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Along the way, they’ll also visit with a judge in his youth court; stop at Niagara Falls State Park; and meet with represent…

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NIAGARA FALLS – The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is putting a new twist on a storied event as it presents “CAMfest” from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Conference & Event Center of Niagara Falls. This new, fun and casual fundraiser replaces the formal gala held annually, in order to offer broader appeal, according to organizers. Classy, casual attir…

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LEWISTON – A furry, blue half-shell of a woman’s torso awaits final artistic touches and hangs next to one with wild, psychedelic swirls in Shawn’s Gate Art Studio. It competes for attention with another torso shell with a zany Pac-Man motif and a regal black number with a haunting, moonlit tree silhouette. Shop owner Barbara Gray is collecting these creative cont…

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LOCKPORT – An event featuring a basket and live auction, as well as a pasta dinner, will help raise funds to defray medical bills for the Casalinuovo family of Lockport and is planned for 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Rapids Fire Hall, 7195 Plank Road, Lockport. “The Casalinuovo family are hardworking and thoughtful people,” said Diane Abernathy, an event volunteer whos…

“The Gathering of the Drums: Indigenous Drum Festival,” a free event, is planned for 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Performers include Frankie McNaughton, Carl Jamieson, the African American Cultural Center, Monte Jones, Strong Water Women, SlyBoots’ Mohamed Diaby and his ensemble, Manding Foli…

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Louis Armstrong and Count Basie once played Olcott Beach’s crowded hotels and dance halls; jazz lovers will relive those halcyon days while starting a new tradition with the birth of the Olcott Beach Jazz Trail on July 23. The daylong progressive jazz event features award-winning names in jazz performance and will be free from noon to 10 p.m. at five venues throughout…

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MIDDLEPORT -- Royalton Town Supervisor Jennifer Bieber resigned her post at Monday’s Town Board meeting, announcing she will start work as administrative director of the Niagara County Water District July 31. Bieber will succeed Herbert A. Downs, who is retiring after 12 years in the post and 25 years with the water district. Bieber has served as town supervisor si…

EAST AMHERST – The 7th annual Meghan Redenbach Memorial “Man Up” Car and Bike Show is slated for Saturday, July 15 at the East Amherst Fire Hall, with registration from 9 a.m. to noon and awards at 4 p.m. The fire hall is at 9100 Transit Road. The event is held in memory of the Royalton-Hartland High School student who lost her 2-year battle with cancer in 2010. H…

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Set against the backdrop of the stunning Niagara Gorge, the Village of Lewiston is a historic community of one square mile on the Niagara River that prides itself on its walkability. Center Street is the hub of the picturesque village and a great place to spend the entire day or just a few hours before or after an event. During the popular Lewiston Art and Jazz festival…

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The paint has been rolled and sprayed on the parking lot at Artpark State Park in Lewiston, and recreation of the 1979 painted parking lot there is expected to be finished Wednesday or Thursday, according to Tanis Winslow, Artpark’s director of visual arts and family programming. Thirty-eight years ago, Gene Davis created “Niagara 1979” by painting 60 2-foot-wide …