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  • SUN LIFE Wild Women 2 062214.jpg OCTOBER: Three day Wild Women event allows women to explore new activities and adventures. Yvonne Folck is a wild woman. And now, the Grand Island woman wants other women to be wild women too. What is a wild woman? "Wild women like to play outdoors, try new things, laugh, take on a new challenge and make a difference," says Folck. Folck is holding a "Wild Women Unite" event in October that will allow women to get in touch with their wild side through a wide variety of activities, from kayaking to archery to fishing, sailing and horseback riding and much more.

    June 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • NIA Little Leaders art 1 062314 Niagara Leadership program graduates first middle school group Leadership Niagara held the first graduation ceremony of its kind at St. Peter's School in Lewiston on Friday. Never before has the program come into a school to mentor middle school adolescents but many are happy for the change of pace.

    June 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • SUN LIFE candy buffets 1 061514.jpg Candy land: Candy buffets have become popular as element for weddings and other celebrations

    Some trends are sweeter than others.

    Over the past few years, particularly in the last year in Western New York, the notion of candy bars or buffets — offering a sugary and colorful display of treats for participants to mix and match and take home — has gained popularity, not even just for weddings, but for graduation parties, anniversary celebrations, baby showers and other events, said local party planners.

    June 18, 2014 7 Photos

  • SUN LIFE gardenfest 3 062524.jpg GARDENFEST: Escarpment homeowner is among the 18 gardens open to visitors during June 21-22 event.

    Greg Gima never planned to buy a home in Lewiston. He and his wife had looked at the house on a lark just before Christmas. But, as soon as he saw the home's setting, nestled up next to the the escarpment among the trees, the lifelong gardener knew he had to have the house. Since then, he has been working on the gardens surrounding the home and is so enthusiastic about the results that he is welcoming visitors to see his efforts during the two day Lewiston Gardenfest, that opens Saturday.

    June 18, 2014 5 Photos

  • SUN LIFE aprons ready art 062214.jpg APRONS READY: Get out and see Niagara County

    From the majestic Niagara Falls to the shore of Lake Ontario to the Erie Canal and everywhere in between, Niagara County is filled with beauty. Too often in our busy lives we forget to “stop and enjoy the view.”

    Any occasion or sunny day is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy a walk or hike. There are walking paths and hiking trails across Niagara County. Visit our website at www.CCENiagaraCounty.org for a list of trails and neighborhood walking routes that we have gathered. There are a variety of places to enjoy from paved paths to advanced hiking trails.

    June 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • NIA Disabled boy art 2 061514 Disabled Newfane graduate faces an uncertain future Like most young men, Andrew Cooper of Newfane wants to land a job after he graduates. But Cooper isn't like most young men. He's severely physically disabled, but mentally very bright.

    June 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • SUN LIFE art classes 2 060814.jpg Artistic Inspiration: When local artists gather to paint, a celebration typically ensues Learning to paint pictures is even more fun than it used to be in the Niagara Region.

Case in point: There is an open bar during painting classes at the new 24 Below Art Gallery and Cafe in Niagara Falls.

    June 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • NIA Biz column art 060914 New owner, new chef, new Dockside North Tonawanda's Dockside Bar and Grill has been a popular place for food, drinks and fun for several years, but now Dockside has a new owner who has done a lot of work to freshen up everything from the bar's atmosphere to it's menu.

    June 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • NIA almshouse cemetery art 1 060914 People Inc. and Museum of disABILITY mark restoration of cemetery It's incredibly easy to drive by its entrance without noticing. From Niagara Street Extension, just across from the county Sheriff's Office and Jail complex, the entrance is only marked by a plaque on a boulder.

    June 9, 2014 3 Photos

  • NIA Torch run art 1 060414 'Flame of Hope' makes its way through Niagara as Special Olympics near The local leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics took place Monday afternoon.

    June 2, 2014 3 Photos

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