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Niagara County Department of Health Issues Beach Advisory

Niagara County Department of Health Issues Beach Advisory

A Statement Released by Niagara County Department of Health

This advisory has been issued for Olcott Beach and is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.

Niagara County, New York, 06/26/2012: Recent surveillance testing by the Niagara County Department of Health at Olcott Beach has determined that the water is not suitable for swimming because of unsatisfactory bacteriological water quality. This advisory is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.  The Niagara County Department of Health will continue to monitor the situation closely and will reopen the beach for swimming when conditions return to a safe level.

  • Questions regarding this advisory should be directed to Ronald Gwozdek, P.E. at 716-439-7452.
  • Additional information will be posted on the Niagara County web site at www.niagaracounty.com

 

 

Interview: Foreigner Returns to Artpark with Fresh Songs, Attitude

Interview: Foreigner Returns to Artpark with Fresh Songs, Attitude

It's no coincidence Foreigner is touring in support of its three-disc "Feels Like The First Time" collection. The work's title is a worthy description of where the band is at in 2012.

When the single, "Feels Like The First Time," was released in 1977, Foreigner was comprised of Mick Jones on guitar, Lou Gramm behind the mic, Ian McDonald on sax, drummer Dennis Elliot, Ed Gagliardi on bass and keyboardist Al Greenwood. The sextet went on to record hits songs such as "Cold As Ice," "Hot Blooded" and "Double Vision."

But then the band started to change.

McDonald and Greenwood left, while Rick Wills replaced Gagliardi. The new, sleeker version of Foreigner released even more hit singles in the 1980s, including "Urgent," "Juke Box Hero," "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and "I Want to Know What Love Is."

Interview: Kansas Kicks Off 'Tuesday in the Park' Concert Series at Artpark

Interview: Kansas Kicks Off 'Tuesday in the Park' Concert Series at Artpark

Plain and simple, Kansas guitarist Rich Williams says, "I love what we do."

Even after five decades of touring, recording, signing autographs, taking pictures and dealing with record labels in what most people consider the worst industry on God's green earth, Williams wouldn't want to be doing anything else.

"One day you're playing in Cleveland, the next day you're playing somewhere in Sweden," he says.

On June 19, Kansas will be in Lewiston. The band behind hit songs "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry On Wayward Son" opens the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark. Tickets are $10.

"This is what we do," Williams says. "This is our 38th year of touring, so we've gotten pretty good at it over the years. We're a good live band. The music is pretty intricate."

"It's a musical experience for people to come see us," he adds.

'Fairy House Festival' Looks to Grow in Year Two at Artpark

'Fairy House Festival' Looks to Grow in Year Two at Artpark

Epic concerts, Broadway-quality musicals and performances by world-class musicians -- these are the things that put Artpark on the global map, and placed the Lewiston facility at the head of the class for Western New York performing arts venues.

So, Artpark & Company's production manager, Susan Stimson, admits she had some trepidation when pitching the "Fairy House Festival," an all-day, fairy-based outdoor children's activity.

"Last year's event was our first annual and we did not know what to expect," Stimson said. "It is like having a party and being scared no one will come."

Fortunately, "We had over 3,000 people and the atmosphere was beautiful and reminiscent of old Artpark days when they had large-scale children's and arts activities all year round," she said. "The weather was perfect -- it was such a positive, nature-based and relaxed affair. We had so much positive feedback. It was a lot of work, but we are thrilled that is has taken off."

The City of Niagara Falls Dedicates Its Newest Park

The City of Niagara Falls Dedicates Its Newest Park

The City of Niagara Falls, New York will formally dedicate LaSalle Waterfront Park the evening of May 21st at 5:30 PM.  Mayor Paul Dyster will serve as MC of the program.  Governor Andrew Cuomo will be represented at the dedication and grand opening celebration.  Other state and local leaders are expected to speak at the dedication ceremony for phase one of the construction.

LaSalle PRIDE... Your community organization, will be providing picnic fare for the first 200 persons to register at the event.

LaSalle Waterfront Park is located on the South side of Buffalo Avenue, Route 384, at the intersection of 66th Street, just 500 feet from Interstate 190.

High-Wire Expert Nik Wallenda to Train at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

High-Wire Expert Nik Wallenda to Train at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

The world waits in anticipation for Nik Wallenda to accomplish a childhood dream this June: walk over the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls on a high-wire.  Although the “King of the High Wire” holds a Guinness World Record and comes from a seven-generation circus dynasty, he needs to prepare.  That preparation will take place May 12 to 22 at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel – Wallenda’s home base in Niagara Falls and a major sponsor of the high-wire walk.

The public is invited to watch Wallenda train for free each day from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 3:30 to 5 p.m. in front of the property near Third Street and Old Falls Street.  Two cranes – with the reinforcement of stanchions drilled 15 feet into the ground – will support a 1,200-foot long wire that will span the outdoor parking lot and be exactly like the one Wallenda will walk on June 15 – but this practice wire will be placed a reasonable height above the ground.

Olcott Beach Nominated for World Fishing Network's "Ultimate Fishing Town"

Olcott Beach Nominated for World Fishing Network's "Ultimate Fishing Town"

The World Fishing Network (WFN) has nominated Olcott Beach, N.Y., located on beautiful Lake Ontario, for its "Ultimate Fishing Town." Voting began on May 1 and will conclude on May 31.  

The town with the highest total votes will be named the winner of a $25,000 community donation. WFN will also produce a feature on the winner as the Ultimate Fishing Town.

You can vote for Olcott Beach, N.Y. by going to this link: http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/uft/town/olcottbeach-ny