• Taft physical education teacher Pete Howard (left) and first-grade teacher Kim Thompson work on their “welcome back” designs Thursday, Aug. 18 at Taft School’s Welcome Back Chalk event. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    ‘Welcome back’ event helps bring Taft community together

    August 22, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Editor Life & Arts
    When students in grades one through eight arrived at Taft School Friday, Aug. 19, for the first day of school, they were greeted by more than just the smell of freshly waxed floors and newly sharpened pencils. Thanks to Superintendent Pamela Kibbons, teachers, local emergency responders and several political figures, the sidewalk leading into the school was covered in messages written in sidewalk chalk welcoming the students for the new school year.
  • Members of the LTHS varsity boys cross country team warm up Aug. 10 during the team’s first practice of the season. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Boys Cross Country: LTHS to set goals, have fun this year

    August 19, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Editor Sports, High School
    In a sport as grueling as any other, head coach Tom Razo is looking for this year’s Lockport Township boys cross country team to have some fun. Whether it’s getting slushies at the end of practice, or the team getting together for breakfast before a meet, Razo is looking for his athletes to get some mental rest during a long and demanding cross country season.
  • Haley Augello (right), a member of the U.S. Olympic women’s wrestling team and LTHS alumna, wrestles against Jessica Blaszka, of the Netherlands, Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. John Sachs

    Augello displays talent, tenacity in Olympic Games

    August 17, 2016 By Craig Sesker, Freelance Reporter News
    Haley Augello did not win a medal. But the 21-year-old certainly showed plenty of fight and proved she definitely belongs on the Olympic stage in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • The Nacho Supreme has been one of the most popular items on the Taco Patio menu since its opening in Lockport. Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Customers come first at Taco Patio

    August 17, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    When customers walk into Taco Patio in Lockport, it is not uncommon to see the chefs start preparing their food before they even order. Many of the customers at the 4-year-old establishment are regulars, and it is important to owner Christos Giannakopoulos that all of his customers receive a particular level of care.
  • David Shawen rides Saturday, Aug. 13, as he starts Main Street Lockport’s Bike and Dine ride. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Bike and Dine strives to brings people to the community

    August 16, 2016 By Lee Edwards, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Main Street Lockport presented its second Bike and Dine Lockport event of the summer Saturday, Aug. 13, to showcase Lockport and adjacent communities’ historical sites, architecture and restaurants while riding along a bike trail. In the past five years, Main Street Lockport has held three Bike and Dine Lockport events each summer along the I&M Canal.

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